It's become a predictable routine at Matt Pryor's insurance agency: An earthquake rumbles through Oklahoma, rattling dishes and nerves. Then the phones light up with calls and text messages from desperate residents asking if it's too late to buy a policy to cover any damage.
A six-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a...
Two of the tornadoes that touched down Nov. 17 were the strongest November twisters ever...
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.
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.
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.
Many are still rebuilding their town's infrastructure, businesses and lives one year after Sandy hit the Northeast.
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.
A year after Superstorm Sandy, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced $162 million in funding Thursday for 45 storm-protection projects from North Carolina to New England. The money will help restore marshes and wetlands and rebuild shorelines to reduce the impact of storms like Sandy, which caused an estimated $65 billion in damage and was the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history, behind Katrina.
A year after Superstorm Sandy, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced $162 million in funding Thursday for 45 storm-protection projects from North Carolina to New England. Jewell made the announcement during a visit to the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway, N.J., near where the hurricane's center came ashore Oct. 29, 2012. The natural buffer helped protect some communities from severe flooding.
Imagine: A devastating typhoon hits Laos, damaging critical infrastructure, demolishing homes and businesses, and cutting off access to food and safe water supplies, leaving half a million people in need of immediate assistance. Now imagine that the affected population sees almost no lapse in essential resources. The Global Food Exchange’s™ founder, Richard L. Lackey, believes that this dream is the future of disaster recovery.
Superstorm Sandy One-Year Anniversary: Transportation Tolling Experts Look Back On Year Of Emergency Preparedness, Planning & AdaptationOctober 21, 2013 4:02 pm | by IBTTA | News | Comments
One-year ago, Superstorm Sandy struck a deadly and destructive blow to homes, businesses and communities up and down the East Coast of the United States. As one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, Sandy wreaked havoc on water, power and transportation infrastructure — the lifelines that connect people to one another.
Officials from New York and New Jersey say $50 million will be spent to clean up salt residue left by Superstorm Sandy inside PATH train tunnels. A year after Sandy hit the Northeast, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday authorized the spending as part of continuing cleanup efforts.
Small business owners in New York can get expedited grants from a state program aimed at helping them recover from three storms including Superstorm Sandy. The state's Small Business Storm Recovery program will give owners who apply for grants $10,000 while their claims are still being processed. That amount requires only a portion of the paperwork required for a full grant of $50,000 or more.
President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, chaired by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, has released a rebuilding strategy to serve as a model for communities across the nation facing greater risks from extreme weather and to continue helping the Sandy-affected region rebuild. The Rebuilding Strategy contains 69 policy recommendations.
Rentsys Recovery Services, a provider of comprehensive disaster recovery solutions for banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders and other organizations, announced that during the past 12 months it has doubled the number of workstation seats contracted to provide business continuity services.
The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippines rose to 85, police said Tuesday, as more reports trickled in about toppled buildings and historic churches near the epicenter. Bohol police chief Dennis Agustin said that 69 of the deaths came from the province, where the quake hit near the town of Carmen.
It’s something that business continuity professionals lose sleep over and hope will never happen: A fire breaks out in your building or facility, halting the day-to-day operations of your company. In the case of a fire, continuity managers are required to help mitigate the impact a fire has on their business and facility to determine the quickest and safest path to restoring business continuity.
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