Business continuity, disaster recovery and leadership in supply chain management were topics covered in two presentations at the New York Metro Area chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners meeting last week at National Grid's MetroTech office in Brooklyn
The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 18 people and destroyed...
Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington...
The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) hosted its...
Firefighters have built a partial line around a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon that has destroyed structures and led to dozens of evacuations. The last measurement estimated the blaze at about 4 1/2 square miles according to officials
A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly. The leak involved an estimated 24,000 barrels, or 1 million gallons, of saltwater and condensate, byproducts of oil and gas production.
Forecasts show the storm tracking toward Kyushu island and then across Japan's main island of Honshu. It is forecast to lose some power over land, but winds and heavy rains could cause landslides and other damage, Ebihara warned.
The Houston Astros said Monday that they have been the victims of hackers who accessed their servers and published months of internal trade talks on the Internet. The team is working with the FBI and Major League Baseball security to try who was responsible for the breach.
New Emergency Notification System from Sungard Availability Services Delivers Faster, More Streamlined Mobile AlertsJune 30, 2014 2:49 pm | Sungard Availability Services | Product Releases | Comments
Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) announced Assurance Notification Manager (AssuranceNM), the newest addition to its Assurance software suite. With AssuranceNM, a global emergency notification system, users can communicate easier in a pending disaster.
The Philippines has passed a law that requires cellphone companies to send warnings to millions of people in the path of deadly typhoons, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in an effort to reduce the high number of fatalities that occur almost every year.
A key element of any business continuity professional’s job description is helping the organization execute its business continuity arrangements, or as ISO 22301 calls it in Clause 8.4.3, “detecting an incident” and then activating the response. Taken one step further, ISO 22301 calls out a number of specific response-related requirements related to early warning or incident detection that organizations must consider
Video: All Recoveries are Not Equal:Print and Mail Operations Often Require Additional ConsiderationJune 23, 2014 9:18 am | Videos | Comments
Chris Durfee, Director of Sales and Marketing for MailGard, discusses why some items, like print and mail operations, sometimes require extra consideration during recovery and why not all recovery projects are created equal.
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced last week that they have selected VOLO, LLC. - the premier provider of SaaS solutions for enterprise risk management, business continuity and disaster recovery - to provide emergency communications for sending time-sensitive alert messages to its employees.
A timely warning allowed an entire South Dakota city to shelter from a tornado that razed dozens of homes and businesses but injured only one or two people. Ten businesses were destroyed and at least 43 houses were damaged or destroyed in the city of about 850 residents.
Strong winds and flooding led to the deaths of at least three people in the South on Thursday as powerful thunderstorms moved through several states.In Arkansas, two people were killed as strong winds toppled trees. In southern Tennessee, a 72-year-old man died when his vehicle was swept downstream.
The decision by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was reached Friday and announced Monday by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The plan includes slightly more housing assistance, including more aid to low- and moderate-income storm victims.
The Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan reports that the facility west of Irene was damaged just after 2 p.m. Sunday as a storm rolled through the region. A section of the steel metal facility was torn away and pushed onto Highway 46, blocking traffic for more than an hour.
Starting this hurricane season, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami will begin dropping small drones into storms in the hope they can learn more about how storms strengthen and better predict a storm's intensity. With the season's official start just days away, here are five other things to know about hurricanes...
Clifford Chance: Board-Level Concern About Reputation and Legal Risk Driving Changes In Companies' Focus, BehaviorMay 27, 2014 1:00 pm | by Clifford Chance | News | Comments
The study, conducted for Clifford Chance by The Economist Intelligence Unit, is the result of more than 300 interviews with board members and C-level executives of companies with more than a half-billion dollars in annual revenues. Nearly a quarter of the 320 executives responding to the global survey (71) were from the US.
One year after the deadly tornado carved a 17-mile path through the heart of this Oklahoma City suburb and killed 24 people, deep scars remain — especially for families who lost loved ones and children traumatized after riding out the fearsome storm inside two elementary schools.
Much of the West remains in some stage of drought, with the worst conditions in Southern California and the Southern Plains and Texas Panhandle. Gusty Santa Ana winds are raising the fire danger in California, where temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees in drought-stricken inland areas this week.
Technicians have finished installing solar panels on the White House roof, capping a project that President Barack Obama hopes will send a signal that renewable energy is feasible and environmentally shrewd. Obama said in 2010 that he would retrofit his family's new home with solar panels starting in 2011...
Climate change's assorted harms "are expected to become increasingly disruptive across the nation throughout this century and beyond," the National Climate Assessment concluded Tuesday. The report emphasizes how warming and its all-too-wild weather are changing daily lives, even using the phrase "climate disruption" as another way of saying global warming.
At last week's Continuity Insights Management Conference in New Orleans, during one of the general sessions, we featured a video which was originally produced and aired for our 2007 conference, two years after Hurricane Katrina. At the request of many attendees, they have asked that we post this video for additional viewing.
A FedEx employee wearing bullets draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before apparently committing suicide, police and witnesses said. Three of the wounded were hospitalized in critical condition, including two who were in surgery with life-threatening injuries.
More than 75 million Americans are under the threat of severe weather today – that's about a third of the country – according to the National Weather Service. From the Great Lakes to the Deep South and from the Midwest to the East Coast, Americans have been warned to stay alert. ARAG...
A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday. As the storm hopscotched across a large swath of the U.S...
A national Harris Interactive Survey commissioned by the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® has revealed some frightening perceptions regarding hurricane evacuation. The survey found that a vast majority of Americans, 84 percent, mistakenly base their life or death evacuation decisions on the hurricane category and/or wind speed.
In a video message posted on the Justice Department website Tuesday, the attorney general says training is critical since patrol officers who arrive first on the scene are increasingly being relied on to respond directly to shooters rather than waiting for SWAT teams.
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