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2014-05-22 23:06:02

On May 31, ASDSO will host an event remembering the South Fork Dam failure and highlighting the importance of dam safety in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. National Park Service and the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA). Lexington, Ky. (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 On the afternoon of May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam burst after record-breaking rainfall, sending 20 million tons of water hurtling downstream toward Johnstown, Pa. To this day, this...

2014-05-21 23:15:47

KatRisk (http://www.KatRisk.com), a leading provider of natural catastrophe risk models and data, is pleased to announce the release of unprecedented high resolution flood risk data covering the entire lower 48 United States. This new flood risk data allows insurance and financial companies, as well as home and business owners, to gain a full understanding of flood risk for individual sites across the entire country. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The KatRisk data extends beyond FEMA...

2014-05-15 08:36:03

As part of America's PrepareAthon! The Home Depot joins FEMA and The Ready Campaign to mark first day of hurricane season ATLANTA, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot(®), the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced its second annual Hurricane Preparedness Workshops, a single-day effort to prepare residents in storm prone regions for the upcoming hurricane season. On Saturday, May 31, in preparation for the first day of hurricane season, The Home Depot will...

2014-05-14 23:13:28

In light of a FEMA study the Mesothelioma Victims Center has recently found, the group is urging U.S. Firefighters diagnosed with mesothelioma call the Center at 866-714-6466 for instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys. This week the Center is sharing research they have found with any U.S. Firefighter in the hopes of identifying potential treatment options in the specific area or region of the victim, so that these individuals can get the...

2014-05-11 23:01:35

US Federal Contractor Registration encourages businesses to become properly registered in System for Award Management (SAM) in order to bid on GSA mandated electronic waste disposal contracts. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 According to a new proposed rule released by the General Services Administration (GSA) federal agencies would have to start to regulate the way they dispose of their electronic waste. Materials that would be considered as electronic waste include computer...

2014-05-05 16:28:50

WASHINGTON, May 5, 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 Alabama affected by severe storms, tornadoes, high winds and flooding that began on April 28, 2014: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO "The SBA is strongly committed to providing Alabama residents with the most effective...

2014-05-02 23:03:53

The House Homeland Security Committee (HHSC) has determined that all overrun costs must be reported to Congress and approved. US Federal Contractor Registration currently helps businesses market to the federal government to win contracts and awards. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been under some scrutiny due to acquisition project overruns. The House Homeland Security Committee (HHSC) has determined that all overrun costs must be...

2014-05-01 23:13:29

Tornados touched land this week in Arkansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Oklahoma leaving both destruction and devastation in their paths. Businesses that wish to help in the relief efforts and become registered for federal government FEMA contracts have be contacting US Federal Contractor Registration at (877) 252-2700 Ext 1. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Five Tornados touched land this week in Arkansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Oklahoma leaving both destruction and devastation...

2014-05-01 16:35:03

WASHINGTON, May 1, 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 Mississippi affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began on April 28, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO "The U.S. Small Business Administration is strongly committed to providing the people of...

2014-04-29 23:03:13

Urban Survival Guides to Earthquakes, Floods, Hurricanes and Tornadoes Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Weather-created disasters are increasingly in the news, leaving devastation in their wake; a tragic reminder of how ill-prepared most households are for a worst-case scenario. Today, 75 million Americans are currently under threat of severe weather. Although preparing for a tornado like those that claimed 29 lives in a band stretching from Oklahoma to Alabama this week is virtually...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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