Business and private beach owners who's properties were damaged by Superstorm Sandy are now facing the issue of either repairing sand dunes themselves or opening up beaches to the public to receive federal funding and assistance.
Several Midwestern states report tornadoes, strong winds and pingpong ball-sized hail as severe...
The deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa is disrupting the flow of...
A tanker truck explosion and fire in Middle Tennessee killed one person early Friday and...
Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder rescue efforts over the coming days.
New York's latest proposal to save Hudson River fish from being sucked into the Indian Point nuclear plant calls for shutting down one of the region's largest power producers for up to three months a year. Experts predict there will still be enough power to meet demands.
The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 18 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes. The storm ravaged 468,500 hectares (1.2 million acres) of crops in Hainan and Guangdong provinces and Guangxi, causing $4.3 billion in damage
The upheaval in Iraq could throw the world's remarkably stable oil market out of balance, threatening a delicate equilibrium that has kept prices steady for four years. Iraqi oil production is at risk because of the outbreak of violence involving militant groups who seized two cities this week and have pledged to march on Baghdad.
The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service as of this month to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it, a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of the voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s.
On April 3, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson presented the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience to the New York Mets, Walgreens and Monsignor John Brown, recognizing their contributions to their communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
In the moments after two bombs exploded near the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon, no one dared call it a terrorist attack. But after it became clear that these were not manhole cover explosions, "the word hung heavy in the air."
National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2-8, 2014 is sponsored by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA is urging the public to understand the risks, take action and spread the word.
The goal of the IPAWS PMO is to ensure all segments of the American population are covered by IPAWS, in addition to understanding the functions and how to properly respond to alerts and warnings from public safety officials. To date, 38 states have adopted IPAWS while others have initiated the application process.
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.
Click here to view Continuity Insights' exclusive November eReport on critical infrastructure, which includes expert insights on critical infrastructure protection and resilience.
Every 4 years, the American Society of Civil Engineers releases a Report Card for America’s Infrastructure that depicts the condition and performance of the nation’s infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card by assigning letter grades to each type of infrastructure.
Continuity Insights sat down with representatives from Argonne National Laboratory’s Infrastructure Assurance Center: Frédéric Petit, Principal Infrastructure Analyst/Operations Researcher; David Brannegan, Director; and Julia Phillips, Deputy Director, to find out more about how critical infrastructure protection has evolved, and how this evolution has opened up new opportunities to contribute to resilience.
In advance of this special-edition eReport on critical infrastructure, Continuity Insights sat down with Dr. Nader Mehravari, MBCP, MBCI, and Research Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute, CERT Division, to find out more about the importance of critical infrastructure and how Americans can become more involved in its maintenance, resilience and protection.
I’m gearing up for the holidays, and my house wouldn’t be the same without numerous strings of white lights. Winter wouldn’t be bearable without the heat that pipes through the vents, and time off work wouldn’t be nearly as fun without a road trip to see family. What do all of these things have in common? Infrastructure. It lights up my lights, supplies my heat and powers my car. (Note: Cheer sold separately.)
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.
Protecting and ensuring the continuity of the critical infrastructure and key resources of the United States are essential to the nation's security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life. For more information, visit www.dhs.gov/criticalinfrastructure.
The nationwide "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign is a program to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities.
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.
Continuity Guidance Circular 1 (CGC1), Continuity Guidance for Non-Federal Governments (States, Territories, Tribes, and Local Government Jurisdictions), was updated by the Continuity of Operations Division and approved July 2013, by Damon Penn, the Assistant Administrator for National Continuity Program, Federal Emergency Management Agency. View the updated version.
Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s admission Monday that contaminated water containing radioactive substances has seeped from under the premises of its disaster-struck Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean came about a month after the problem surfaced. The company's slow action is making local fishermen increasingly distrustful of the utility.
The heat is rising across the country. The high demands for electricity to keep cool are increasing the risk of areas experiencing blackouts or brownouts. Brownouts typically occur during heat waves due to heavy equipment coming online, short circuits or electrical companies decreasing voltage in order to meet the needs of peak time.
A United Nations senior official stressed that this year will be a “turning point” in how governments view and respond to extreme weather events, and floods in particular, which are currently affecting several countries across the world.
President Barack Obama's speech on the fight against terrorism at the National Defense University, as provided by the White House:"It's an honor to return to the National Defense University. Here, at Fort McNair, Americans have served in uniform since 1791— standing guard in the early days of the Republic, and contemplating the future of warfare here in the 21st century ..."
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