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'Social Resilience' Has Major Impact on Community Preparedness

October 28, 2014 | by Associated Press | Comments

An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey suggests "social resilience" has a big impact on how prepared communities feel for different kinds of disasters and is seen as more valuable in a crisis than even government.

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Ebola Infections Declining, Virus Still a Serious Threat

October 29, 2014 3:43 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over.  The disease is still raging in parts of Sierra Leone and there is still a risk that the decline in Liberia won't be sustained

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Psychological Effects of Sandy Still Linger

October 29, 2014 11:44 am | by Associated Press | Comments

New York health officials estimate about 700,000 residents are still experiencing mental health problems from the storm, which hit on Oct 29, 2012. New Jersey officials did not have a similar estimate but in the 15 months after Sandy, the state supported a disaster mental health program that served 500,000 people.

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Five Injured after Plant Explosion

October 27, 2014 4:53 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The mayor of Sarnia says five people have been sent to the hospital after an explosion at an industrial plant in the southwestern Ontario city.  Mayor Mike Bradley said the explosion occurred Saturday afternoon at the Veolia ES Canada Industrial Services Inc. plant.

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Man Who Enabled Hackers to Steal $9.4 Million Sentenced to 11 Years

October 27, 2014 4:48 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

An Estonian national who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a 2008 cyberattack on a credit card processing company that enabled hackers to steal $9.4 million from ATMs around the world was sentenced to 11 years in prison and ordered to repay most of the money, prosecutors said.

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Japanese Insurance Company Could Use Drones to Asses Damage

October 27, 2014 4:39 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. plans to introduce drones to assess damage to homes caused by natural disasters, in the first such move by a Japanese nonlife insurer, sources close to the matter said.  The use of small helicopter drones is aimed at shortening the time necessary to assess damage resulting from typhoons, heavy snowfall and other disasters.

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Residents May Have to be Evacuated Due to Lava Flow

October 27, 2014 4:18 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Officials say molten lava from a Hawaii volcano has been flowing steadily in an area where residents have been warned they might have to evacuate their homes.  Dozens of residents in the flow path have been told to complete all necessary preparations by Tuesday for a possible evacuation. The timeline could change, based on the flow rate.

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Dozens Quarantined for Ebola Monitoring Threaten to Break Out

October 24, 2014 10:03 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported.  Forty-three people were put in quarantine after four people died of Ebola in Jenewonda, a town in an impoverished corner of Grand Cape Mount County near the Sierra Leone border, the Liberia Broadcasting System said.

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Apple Posts Security Warnings for Chinese Users

October 24, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press | Comments

 Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.  The company suggested users should verify they are connecting to a legitimate iCloud server by using the security features built into Safari and other browsers such as Firefox and Google's Chrome. 

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Cleanup Plan in Place for Alaska Refinery

October 24, 2014 9:40 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A cleanup plan for a chemical spill on ground beneath the shuttered North Pole refinery has been approved by the refinery owner and the state.  The agreement is between Flint Hills Resources, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Attorney General for cleanup of sulfolane, a chemical used in refining.

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Storm Could Complicate FairPoint Strike

October 24, 2014 9:10 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A nor'easter could deliver the first major test for replacement workers hired by FairPoint Communications in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, with driving rain and strong wind gusts possibly causing service disruptions as more than 1,700 workers remain on strike.

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Federal Inspectors Say Mine Operators Improperly Detonated Explosives, Failed to Properly Vent Gasses

October 24, 2014 8:57 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Mine Safety and Health Administration administrator Joe Main said Tuesday managers of the mine near Ouray improperly detonated deteriorated explosives in a mine shaft in an attempt to dispose of them, filling the area with toxic gas. Regulators say mine operators failed to seal off the area or ventilate it, and they ignored complaints from miners.

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Remnants of Hurricane Hit Britain with Rain, Strong Winds

October 24, 2014 8:30 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A woman has been killed by a falling tree in London as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo lashed Britain with rain and strong winds.  Several other people across the country were injured by falling branches, and the wind brought down trees onto railway lines. 

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Gas Pipe Explosion Kills One in Germany

October 24, 2014 8:26 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Authorities say one person was killed and 11 were injured in an explosion after a gas pipe was damaged during construction work in a western German city.  Gas transport company Gascade said it wasn't clear why the gas pipe, part of a 57-kilometer (35-mile) pipeline that leads southward to the city of Karlsruhe, was damaged during work that it commissioned.

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Obama Announces Security Measures for Government Issued Cards

October 21, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.   

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'Years of War' Made West African Nations Vulnerable to Ebola Outbreak

October 21, 2014 10:37 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war.  The total death toll has risen to more than 4,500 

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