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2013-10-29 08:26:18

Embracing storm preparedness, more homeowners investing in standby generators MILWAUKEE, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the 12 months since Superstorm Sandy swept across the Northeast the emergency preparedness industry has been growing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120529/CG15020LOGO) "With more than 7.5 million(1) people left without power in its aftermath, Superstorm Sandy was a painful reminder of Mother Nature's power," said Greg Inwood, general manager for...

2013-10-28 08:34:48

OTTAWA, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - A recent string of disasters--the floods in Alberta, the derailment and explosion in Lac Mégantic and the deadly bus-train crash in Ottawa--focus increased attention on public safety, emergency management and security. SecureTech 2013 is a two-day showcase at the Ottawa Convention Centre on October 29-30 that is devoted to public safety, emergency management and security. The event is organized by CADSI, representing more than 975 companies in...

2013-10-22 23:22:10

A new FM Global report suggests there are some key lessons chief executives can learn to prepare for the impact of extreme weather events and other natural disasters. Johnston, RI (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 As the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, CEOs need to take natural disaster risk more seriously according to a newly released white paper “Prepare for the Expected: Achieving Business Resiliency in an Era of Severe Natural Disasters” from FM Global, one of the world’s...

2013-10-22 16:23:25

10/23 Human Services Council Forum to Address Survey Results NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after Superstorm Sandy paralyzed New York City and destroyed lives and property, a new survey of more than 100 nonprofit human services organizations, conducted by Baruch College's School of Public Affairs and the Human Services Council of New York (HSC), details serious, ongoing housing and financial challenges as well as a clear need for improved disaster coordination going...

2013-10-18 23:21:40

Disasters strike without warning and it is important to have a contingency plan in place to deal with them. A water restoration professional explains how. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water and flood damage restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on preparing a family disaster plan. With fires and floods often occurring without warning, it becomes prudent to have a solid contingency plan in...

2013-10-17 23:24:57

The Family Survival Course teaches how to prepare for a major disaster. Know what to do when there is no food or water left and learn what the government doesn’t want people to know. New York, U.S. (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 The Family Survival course teaches how to prepare for a major disaster. Know what to do when there is no food or water left. Learn everything needed to be safe, become a leader, how to access food and water during a disaster. Learn what the government doesn’t want...

2013-10-17 12:27:20

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 17, 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies will launch the 2013 World Disaster Report (WDR), "Focus on Technology and the Future of Humanitarian Action." The launch event will be co-hosted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the American Red Cross. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The 2013 WDR examines the profound impact of technological...

2013-10-16 16:29:16

GURNEE, Ill., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Illinois-based retailer of disaster supplies, Columbus Inc., today announced the opening of its new online store at www.DefyDisaster.com. The new online store offers a vast array of emergency essentials including auto survival kits, basic survival kits, blackout survival kits, box survival kits, bucket survival kits, food storage survival kits, as well as survival kits for pets, children, and classrooms. In addition to pre-made fully...

2013-10-16 08:22:17

TAYLOR, Mich., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As we reflect on the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, one of the deadliest weather events in U.S. history, Atlas Oil Emergency Fueling Solutions (Atlas Oil EFS) extends emergency preparedness tips to mission critical health care facilities. Atlas Oil Executive Vice President Bob Kenyon provided the tips as part of the company's reflection on the storm's anniversary. According to a City of New York Government report on Superstorm...

2013-10-15 23:25:04

First-of-Its-Kind Mobile App Provides Students, Faculty and Staff Actionable Emergency Guidance at their Fingertips Herndon, VA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Pushing the technology envelope into emergency preparedness, In Case of Crisis, a mobile emergency response and business continuity solution, announced today that George Mason University has rolled out its mobile app solution to students, faculty and staff. With more than 32,000 students, 800 acres and four separate campuses, George Mason...