Send Word Now, a worldwide provider of emergency notification and critical communications services, has announced the addition of Steag State Power Inc. (SPI), located in the Republic of the Philippines, to its long and growing list of energy and utilities clients.
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Two of the tornadoes that touched down Nov. 17 were the strongest November twisters ever recorded in the state, the National Weather Service said in a news release Monday that listed the strength and other details of each. "This was historic," said Dan Smith, a meteorologist in Lincoln, Ill.
As Typhoon Haiyan tore across the eastern Philippines, coconut plantations older than the fathers of the men who tend them were smashed like matchsticks and call centers that field customer service gripes from around the world fell silent. The storm that killed thousands also wrecked livelihoods in the worst hit region, a blow that will ripple long after the disaster fades from attention.
Six new eruptions on Monday sent lava and searing gas tumbling up to 1.5 kilometers (.9 miles) down the slopes of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province. Volcanic material spewed as high as 2,000 meters (6,500 feet) into the air a day after authorities had raised the volcano's alert status to the highest level.
Send Word Now, the leading worldwide provider of emergency notification and critical communications services, announced its selection by Par Petroleum Corp. (OTC: PARR) to provide on-demand, multi-modal alerting in support of the Texas-based company’s business resilience plans.
In this video from CNN, Karl Penhaul reports from the middle of the Tacloban devastation using a drone camera to get a bird's eye view.
An unusually large and strong late-season storm system ripped through several Midwest states Sunday, spawning tornadoes and tearing through homes and overturning cars along its path. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state.
A message from the DRI Foundation: Make Your Dollars Count by Donating Generously to the DRI Foundation. The DRI Foundation is calling all continuity professionals, and their organizations, to donate to the Foundation’s Haiyan-Yolando Relief Fund.
The head of New Jersey's largest utility company and other officials involved in planning for February's Super Bowl said Thursday they have taken numerous measures to ensure there will be no repeat of the power failure that caused a delay at this year's game in New Orleans.
The Philippines is the country that's most at risk to natural hazards, according to UK-based risk analysis firm Maplecroft. The country loses $1.6 billion dollars a year on average because of such disasters. It also had the worst scores in other key indicators such as fixed phone lines, households with power and electricity lost in transmission.
The winning ideas include an array of strategies for making the coastline more resilient, including natural breakwaters that could take the punch out of storm surf headed for Staten Island, a ring of water-trapping canals and parks for Hoboken, N.J., and channels in Long Beach, N.Y., that would help drain Long Island's coastal bays.
In the aftermath of mega-disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, experts say there are some basic rules for those eager to do good: Forget the rummage sale clothes, the old toys and the kind of supplies that will only stack up undistributed or damage an already weakened economy. Do send a cash donation to a respected charity.
Aid is coming to Tacloban: medical supplies, pallets of water and food piled on trucks, planes and ferries, sent by the Philippine government and countries around the world. But the scale of the disaster and challenges of delivering the assistance means few in this city, strewn with debris and corpses, have received any help.
A judge cited disabled Superstorm Sandy victims stranded in high-rise towers to illustrate his conclusion that New York City violated laws designed to protect the disabled — about 11 percent of the city's more than 8 million residents — as it created evacuation plans for emergencies ranging from storms to terrorist attacks.
A 20-year-old gunman intent on dying fired multiple shots inside New Jersey's largest shopping mall, trapping hundreds of customers and employees for hours as police scoured stores for the shooter, who was found dead early Tuesday of a self-inflicted wound, authorities said. There were no other injuries.
November 2013 has been declared as Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, a month dedicated to recognizing the importance of protecting our nation's resources. FEMA, in partnership with DHS National Protection and Program Directorate’s Office of Infrastructure Protection, encourages everyone to learn more about critical infrastructure and its potential impacts throughout supply chains.
NYU-Poly & Stony Brook University Launch The New York State Resilience Institute For Storms & EmergenciesNovember 5, 2013 8:40 am | by NYU-Poly | News | Comments
New York State Governor Cuomo has announced the launch of the New York State Resilience Institute for Storms & Emergencies (NYS RISE) at the Governor’s Conference on Emergency Preparedness in Albany. The institute is housed jointly at Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Stony Brook University, Long Island, N.Y.
Stormpulse Inc. has announced it will expand its focus beyond the tracking of weather-related business threats with the launch of Riskpulse, a risk management solution. Riskpulse gathers, elevates and visualizes external risk data into one easy-to-use platform, empowering business users to adjust to changing conditions quickly and make timely, critical decisions.
xMatters, Inc., a global leader in enabling business processes with communications, and Strategic BCPÒ, the market leader in business continuity planning and management solutions, has announced a partnership to improve crisis management for joint customers. The turnkey notification system will integrate xMatters’ On-Demand Relevance Engine technology with Strategic BCP’s ResilienceONE® business continuity planning software.
Many are still rebuilding their town's infrastructure, businesses and lives one year after Sandy hit the Northeast.
How do you connect to the world if you're in the middle of a disaster? The experience of people who lived through Superstorm Sandy suggests that people stayed in touch with one another using a blend of new and old modes of communication in the hardest-hit parts of New York and New Jersey. But there was greater cooperation among neighbors who used old-style, face-to-face interaction.
Ten teams of global experts participating in a federally funded design competition unveiled 41 projects Monday they said could help protect the New York and New Jersey coastlines from the type of flooding seen a year ago during Superstorm Sandy.
President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the Americans who died during Superstorm Sandy when it made landfall one year ago. Obama said in a statement Tuesday that the last year has served as a reminder of the "strength and resilience of the American people."
A savage coastal storm powered by hurricane-force gusts slashed its way through Britain and western Europe on Monday, felling trees, flooding lowlands and snarling traffic in the air, at sea and on land. At least 15 people were reported killed.
Continuity Insights interviewed leading mobile work-area recovery vendors to get their perspectives on mobile recovery. We asked them to share their top tips in regards to needs assessment, justifying ROI, the RFP process and the training phase. They also shared their thoughts on the primary advantages of mobile recovery, as well as the trends and opportunities they foresee for the future mobile recovery.
Continuity Insights sat down with Tim Mathews, executive director, enterprise resiliency at ETS, an organization that develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at 9,000+ locations worldwide, to learn more about Mathews’ views on mobile solutions, his best-practice mobile recovery testing tips, and how mobile recovery helped ETS after a real-life disaster.
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