Several Midwestern states report tornadoes, strong winds and pingpong ball-sized hail as severe weather causes evacuations, highway closures and power outages. As the line of storms moved east, the National Weather Service noted hail nearly 2 inches in diameter near St. Louis and rain falling at a rate of nearly an inch per hour.
Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields. Surrounding countries have closed land borders, many airlines have suspended flights to and from the affected countries, restricting food imports to the hardest-hit countries. Those countries — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — all rely on grain from abroad to feed their people.
A university lab in the city of Berkeley is testing a prototype of an earthquake early-warning system that California is pursuing years after places like Mexico and Japan already have them up and running. Experts say it would allow trains to slow down or stop, power plants and factories to shut off valves, and schoolchildren to dive under desks to avoid falling objects, reducing injuries and damage.
Hurricane Cristobal was gradually gaining strength Tuesday as it headed over the Atlantic Ocean toward Bermuda after drenching parts of the Caribbean and causing at least five deaths. The storm was centered about 590 miles (950 kilometers) southwest of Bermuda and had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) as it approached the British island territory, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.
The cost of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident will amount to an estimated 11.08 trillion yen, almost double the government projection made at the end of 2011, a recent study by shows. The figure includes 4.91 trillion yen to pay compensation to affected residents and 2.48 trillion yen for radiation cleanup work.
The Be Safe America Foundation will kick off National Preparedness Month, which begins in September, with an event at the National Grid Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, Aug. 28. The event, which will be held in conjunction with the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP), will be a “strategic briefing” about the foundation’s planned initiative, BE Safe America.
Data from users of Jawbone fitness products, wearable devices that track their user's daily activity and sleep habits, have provided data about how California residents who were near the epicenter of last weekends earthquakes were effected.
In the wake of recent civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, Continuity Insights New York Presenter Steven Crimando discusses the threat of collective violence, the challenges it poses from a business continuity prespective and steps to take in the event of a large crowd gathering.
The Resilient Technology Collaborative aims to bring business continuity professionals together to find solutions to shared technology challenges throughout the industry. The organization will host a panel discussion at Continuity Insights New York on Oct. 7-8.
Sundari Antinarella, Director of Business Resilience at ADP, discusses how her company handles disruptions, both internally and externally, and why it is important to partner with vendors and clients for the company to achieve resiliency.
Granite City police told local television stations that the bomb squad has been sent to the Totall Metal Recycling plant and officials fear more explosions, perhaps from live ammunition rounds. More than 160 people work at the plant.
A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.
Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died. the two are spouses of a man and woman who had direct contact with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, who flew into the country last month with the virus and infected 11 others before he died in July.
Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks. The nearly 2-square-mile blaze in Madera County had destroyed eight structures and was threatening 500 others around Oakhurst, which is about 16 miles away from an entrance to Yosemite.
The deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa is disrupting the flow of goods, forcing the United Nations to plan food convoys for up to a million people as hunger threatens the largely impoverished area.Amid roadblocks manned by troops and pervasive fear among the population of the dreaded disease, the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola is increasingly impacting the food supply in three countries.