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2014-02-21 16:20:42

Best Practices to be Included in Future Emergency Preparedness Plans HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today directed Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Glenn Cannon to lead a thorough After-Action Review (AAR), in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, on the state's response to recent winter storms. A storm on Feb. 4 and 5 caused nearly 849,000 power outages across the state, particularly in...

2014-02-17 23:01:24

Local disaster and waste relief service provider encourages Red Cross support and educates on quality solutions they provide for cities and states across the United States. With an average of 91 cents out of every dollar being donated going to fulfill the humanitarian mission, everything the Red Cross does depends on the needs of the people that they service. (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Mesa Waste Services is more aware of this than anyone and with their Disaster Relief Portable Sanitation...

2014-02-14 11:01:51

Experience in American Samoa could be replicated elsewhere When a tsunami struck American Samoa in 2009, indigenous institutions on the islands provided effective disaster relief that could help federal emergency managers in similar communities nationwide, according to a study from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The study found that following the tsunami, residents of the remote U.S. territory in the South Pacific relied on Fa'aSamoa or The...

2014-01-31 12:27:20

ATLANTA, Jan 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that certain Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNP) in Vermont that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available as a result of a Presidential disaster declaration for severe winter storms from Dec. 20 through Dec. 26, 2013. (Logo:...

2014-01-17 12:23:25

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the New Year begins, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) encourages customers to make emergency preparedness not only a resolution but one that comes with an action plan. Simple steps like preparing an emergency supply kit and making an emergency communication plan for the family can help keep loved ones connected and ready for a natural disaster. Recent catastrophic events around the world serve as a reminder that first responders may...

2014-01-15 23:03:58

As the toll rises from natural disasters in lives lost and financial damages, insurance companies and governmental agencies are taking action to encourage resilient construction able to withstand the ravages of hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires. Defender Technologies is finding demand for its hurricane resistant construction process rising as well, locally and nationally. Gulf Shores, Alabama (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Defender Technologies LLC, based in Gulf Shores, Alabama is feeling...

2013-12-09 23:04:07

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Budget Assessment 2014. London (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 The Year of Sequestration The US Department of Homeland Security bears a heavy burden budgeting for its lengthy list of agencies. Sequestration and a sluggish economy have made Secretary Janet Napolitano’s job even more difficult. Some of the major funding requirements include new cutters, patrol boats, and an ice breaker for the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.