Just in the past month, floods, tornadoes and earthquakes have put Aroostook County, Maine, Suffolk County, Va., and Reno, Nev., in the headlines. Preparing for and managing natural disasters, terrorist attacks and other emergencies are the subject of a 1991 book, just out in a new addition, that provides context, shares experiences and offers insights into emergency management challenges. Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government , has been updated with the latest ideas, strategies and standards for emergency management planning, organization, staffing and training. The 360-page book, published by the International City/County Management Association, still serves as an essential resource on how to secure funding for local initiatives; build relationships with public, private and nonprofit entities; and adapt plans to circumstances, innovate, and improvise when necessary.