A year after Superstorm Sandy, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced $162 million in funding Thursday for 45 storm-protection projects from North Carolina to New England. Jewell made the announcement during a visit to the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway, N.J., near where the hurricane's center came ashore Oct. 29, 2012. The natural buffer helped protect some communities from severe flooding.
Students at a Nevada middle school were filing off buses and reuniting with friends on the playground after a weeklong vacation when the pop of gunfire shattered the morning calm. Children fled the campus for their lives before the first bell rang.
A European Parliament committee on Monday approved sweeping new data protection rules that would strengthen online privacy and outlaw the kind of data transfers that the United States used for its secret spying program. The draft regulation was beefed up after Edward Snowden's leaks about allegedly widespread U.S. online snooping to include even more stringent privacy protection and stiff fines for violations.
Authorities moved hundreds of people from isolated mountain communities and low-lying shore areas as a strong Hurricane Raymond loomed off Mexico's already storm-battered southern Pacific coast. Guerrero state Gov. Angel Aguirre urged people to stay off the streets, roads and highways Tuesday because of potentially dangerous rains from the Category 3 storm that meandered offshore.
Imagine: A devastating typhoon hits Laos, damaging critical infrastructure, demolishing homes and businesses, and cutting off access to food and safe water supplies, leaving half a million people in need of immediate assistance. Now imagine that the affected population sees almost no lapse in essential resources. The Global Food Exchange’s™ founder, Richard L. Lackey, believes that this dream is the future of disaster recovery.
Superstorm Sandy One-Year Anniversary: Transportation Tolling Experts Look Back On Year Of Emergency Preparedness, Planning & AdaptationOctober 21, 2013 4:02 pm | by IBTTA | News | Comments
One-year ago, Superstorm Sandy struck a deadly and destructive blow to homes, businesses and communities up and down the East Coast of the United States. As one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, Sandy wreaked havoc on water, power and transportation infrastructure — the lifelines that connect people to one another.
Financial services company Knight Capital Americas will pay $12 million to settle charges it violated SEC rules in connection with a costly trading glitch in August 2012. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that Knight didn't have adequate safeguards to limit the risks posed by its access to markets.
Nothing much interferes with "South Park" lampooning its targets. But Comedy Central says an ill-timed power outage shut the show down Tuesday night, preventing completion of this week's scheduled episode. Comedy Central said Wednesday that all the computers at South Park Studios were down for hours.
Hurricane Raymond strengthened to a Category 3 storm early Monday and threatened to hurl heavy new rains onto a sodden region of Mexico's Pacific Coast already devastated by last month's Tropical Storm Manuel. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the newly formed storm had nearly stalled offshore, about 165 miles (265 kilometers) west-southwest of Acapulco.
Officials from New York and New Jersey say $50 million will be spent to clean up salt residue left by Superstorm Sandy inside PATH train tunnels. A year after Sandy hit the Northeast, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday authorized the spending as part of continuing cleanup efforts.
Small business owners in New York can get expedited grants from a state program aimed at helping them recover from three storms including Superstorm Sandy. The state's Small Business Storm Recovery program will give owners who apply for grants $10,000 while their claims are still being processed. That amount requires only a portion of the paperwork required for a full grant of $50,000 or more.
The website for Delta Air Lines Inc. is working again after an outage on Thursday. The outage lasted roughly four hours and took down Delta's mobile app, too. During that time passengers couldn't check in for flights or book new tickets on Delta's site.
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President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, chaired by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, has released a rebuilding strategy to serve as a model for communities across the nation facing greater risks from extreme weather and to continue helping the Sandy-affected region rebuild. The Rebuilding Strategy contains 69 policy recommendations.
Vocal Ltd, a leading provider of incident management and business continuity communication solutions, has announced that it has been shortlisted for a 2013 Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Global Award, for its work in partnership with the Cross-sector Safety & Security Communications (CSSC) partnership prior to and during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.