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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...

2014-08-24 16:20:25

Early damage reports from today's earthquake validate the case for simple preparations for families and small businesses to help prevent injury, property damage, and post-earthquake fires TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing today's 6.0 magnitude Northern California earthquake, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) urges residents in 42 USGS-identified earthquake states to take immediate action to prevent injuries, property damage, and post-earthquake...

2014-08-05 08:34:14

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Corporation today announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support the organization's national disaster and emergency preparedness efforts across the United States. "Bayer has been a long-time supporter of the important work of the American Red Cross," said Bayer Corporation President Philip Blake. "This donation is our way of helping the American Red Cross prepare and protect communities, including those in which...

2014-07-29 23:10:38

This research outlines the billion dollar losses that climate change causes globally, cites which markets are most and least vulnerable and prepared to deal with future losses and outlines solutions to help mitigate future losses. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The Smart Cube, a global professional services firm specializing in custom research and analytics, today announced the release of a comprehensive research and analysis study on the impact of natural disasters due to climate...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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