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2012-08-09 06:27:18

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to disastrous flooding this week in Manila, the Philippines, Architecture for Humanity is launching a long-term disaster response program to help rebuild and mitigate against similar future disasters in the region. On August 6, the Tropical Storm Haikui brought two days of heavy rains that caused massive flooding and landslides throughout the capital city of Manila in the Philippines. Over 800,000 people were...

2012-06-25 02:24:32

OXFORD, England, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new quarterly journal, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-disaster-risk-reduction ]. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction is affiliated with the Global Risk Forum GRF...

2012-05-31 02:27:23

LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As the number of declared emergencies have more than doubled in the past few years, being prepared is more important than ever. According to FEMA, the Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1, 2012. Thirteen Major Disasters have already been declared in twelve states across the country so far this year. When a major disaster occurs, your community and business are affected in an instant. (Photo:...

2012-05-08 06:29:00

JERICHO, N.Y., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS) announced today that in response to continued recent devastating natural and man-made disasters, it will extend free unlimited access to the HCCS online training course, "Bioterrorism and Disaster Preparation" for an additional year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061010/NYTU194LOGO ) "HCCS CARES" allows any healthcare administrator or staff member to register for the course at...

2012-03-21 10:21:41

PORTLAND, Ore., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world is facing unprecedented water challenges brought on by population growth, urbanization and shrinking fresh water supplies, and three in four people worldwide are at risk of facing a natural disaster - further exacerbating the crisis. As a leader in water transport and wastewater treatment solutions, Xylem Inc. is committed to addressing this critical need. (Photo:...

2011-12-30 06:50:00

YORKTOWN, Va., Dec. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 phenomenon is a collection of beliefs predicting that cataclysmic events will occur on December 21, 2012. Many base this doomsday prophecy on the end-date of the 5,125 year Mesoamerican Long Count calendar (a.k.a. Mayan calendar). Claims of astronomical alignments and numerological significance are also associated with the date. Some believe that the earth will undergo one or more catastrophes, such as a massive solar storm, sudden...

2011-10-04 09:00:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of what the National Weather Service calls one of the most disastrous years on record, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging will present a one-hour online seminar, or webinar, Disasters Are More Than Headlines, October 12, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. (CT). Older adults living in their own home or apartment, residents of senior living communities, and family caregivers will benefit from the information presented. As part Mather...

2011-09-13 12:29:00

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent hurricanes and wildfires that swept through multiple regions of the country serve as a fitting reminder of the importance of having proper resources and plans in place in case disaster strikes the Pacific Northwest. In light of recent events, Evergreen Healthcare, a local leader in disaster preparedness, offers advice and resources to Puget Sound residents for creating plans in case of an emergency close to home. Evergreen...

2011-09-07 09:00:00

Connections Convention attendees can check out Inlineâs innovative Disaster Response Unit and learn how the mobile warehouse can speed up post-disaster mitigation and restoration efforts. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 07, 2011 Inline Distributing CEO Scott Bader will unveil the companyâs Disaster Response Unit at the Connections Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas September 7th through the 10th. The Disaster Response Unit or DRU can be deployed 24/7 to deal...

2011-08-25 06:35:00

YORKTOWN, Va., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Those living on the East Coast are getting a crash course on the importance of disaster preparedness. On August 23, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Virginia, the strongest regional quake in more than sixty years. Only a few days later, Hurricane Irene is expected to bring high winds and a deluge of rain to much of the eastern seaboard. Dr. Arthur Bradley, author of the "Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family,"...