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2014-09-30 23:18:12

Global Food Exchange™ and International Disaster Response Network have partnered to help provide food, water and shelter to victims of international disasters and crises. Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Global Food Exchange™ is pleased to announce a Strategic Trading Partnership with the International Disaster Response Network (IDRN). The International Disaster Response Network is a decentralized, distributed network/community of individuals, working together for a common cause...

2014-09-26 08:27:08

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Small Business Administration's Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Michigan affected by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 11-13, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO "The U.S. Small Business Administration is strongly committed to providing the people of Michigan with the most...

2014-09-17 16:21:44

Announces Partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today launched a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition. He was joined by Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, in announcing that eligible states and localities can now begin applying for funds. Representatives from eligible communities will have the opportunity to attend...

2014-09-09 12:25:17

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering will host its second annual Mpact Week, a five-day event showcasing research, education, and innovations, October 16-22, 2014, on its College Park campus. This year's theme is Disaster Resilience and the role engineers play in developing innovative solutions to help prevent, mitigate, and respond to disasters. In the last decade, an increasing number of...

2014-09-08 23:10:22

In time for Emergency Preparedness Month, LuminAID light provides tips for what to include in an emergency kit. The LuminAID is an innovative solar-powered inflatable light that can be charged in the sun during the day, providing up to 16 hours of LED light at night. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Late summer brings unpredictable weather, even hurricanes and tropical storms. If you’re lucky, you may have a few days to prepare before a disaster strikes, but in most emergency...

2014-09-04 23:01:31

Tweets sent during last year’s massive flooding on Colorado’s Front Range were able to detail the scope of damage to the area’s infrastructure, according to a recent study by the University of Colorado Boulder. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Tweets sent during last year’s massive flooding on Colorado’s Front Range were able to detail the scope of damage to the area’s infrastructure, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings can help...

2014-09-02 23:03:38

Create a plan to reduce risk before disaster strikes. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) joins with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Ready Campaign to encourage home and business owners to take time during National Preparedness Month to reduce risk and be ready before natural disasters strike. “This year’s theme: “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare,” zeroes in on the importance of planning in...

2014-09-02 12:23:02

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and Disney today unveiled a new disaster preparedness video, featuring Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, to help teach kids and families the importance of preparing for natural disasters and other emergencies. The spot will run on Disney Channel as part of National Preparedness Month in September. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO "When a disaster strikes, it is critical that the...

2014-09-02 08:23:34

U.S. Parents Spent Five Times the Energy on Back-to-School as Emergency Planning,Save the Children's 2014 Disaster Report Card Finds FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, 74 percent of parents with children in school or child care believe the federal government is not very prepared to protect their children from disaster. Yet the average parent spent only one hour on family emergency planning over the past year--and many spent no time at all, Save...

2014-09-01 23:04:12

Be disaster aware, take action to prepare Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief organization, is proud to be participating in the annual National Preparedness Month in September, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Campaign. National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort encouraging individuals, families, businesses, first responders, and communities to work together and take action to prepare for...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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