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2012-11-05 12:27:15

NEW YORK and WARREN TOWNSHIP, N.J., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor (PS&S) and Warren Pro are working with Witt Associates to support and assist state and local officials in undertaking rapid, large-scale damage assessments caused by Hurricane Sandy. The firms are teaming to coordinate post-Sandy elements of infrastructure review, hazard mitigation and public and individual assistance programs in association with FEMA to facilitate the immediate deployment of...

2010-08-24 11:20:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest coalition of first responders and catastrophe experts said today that America remains unprepared for and unprotected from a financial calamity if a Katrina-like natural catastrophe strikes the United States. The solution, according to ProtectingAmerica.org, lies in the enactment of a comprehensive catastrophe protection plan like that envisioned in the Homeowners Defense Act of 2010. "When it comes to shoring up the financial...

2008-12-02 10:02:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading coalition of first responders, catastrophe experts and businesses concerned with how America is prepared and protected from catastrophe marked the end of the 2008 hurricane season and today called upon congress to make the creation of a comprehensive national catastrophe program a top priority when the congress reconvenes in January. "The president-elect and congressional leaders have agreed that enacting comprehensive...

2008-10-30 09:00:41

GlobalOptions Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLOI), a leading provider of domestic and international risk management services, today announced that its Crisis Management and Preparedness Services Division, James Lee Witt Associates (JLWA), was awarded a one-year recovery services contract with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) to provide recovery support to the State following the Midwest flooding disaster. Witt Associates will assist the State of Indiana in implementing its...

2008-08-14 15:00:35

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), representing more than 290,000 professional firefighters and paramedics across North America, joined ProtectingAmerica.org and added its voice and clout to the call for state and federal laws to provide comprehensive catastrophe protection. "The International Association of Fire Fighters is one of the most respected organizations representing first responders in the nation. The collective voice of...

2008-08-12 09:01:37

GlobalOptions Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLOI), a leading provider of domestic and international risk management services, today announced that James Lee Witt Associates (JLWA), its Crisis Management and Preparedness Services Division, has obtained a two-year contract with the State of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) to provide disaster management consulting services in its efforts to recover from recent severe tornado and flooding events that struck the state....

2005-09-19 14:49:40

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Manhattan could be flooded and New York could suffer as much damage as New Orleans if it were hit by a catastrophic hurricane like one that passed just north of the city in 1938, experts warned on Monday. "Major hurricanes are not limited to the Gulf Coast and Florida," said James Lee Witt, who was director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 1993 to 2000 in the Clinton administration. He was speaking at the launch of a campaign to...

2005-09-19 14:45:00

NEW YORK -- Manhattan could be flooded and New York could suffer as much damage as New Orleans if it were hit by a catastrophic hurricane like one that passed just north of the city in 1938, experts warned on Monday. "Major hurricanes are not limited to the Gulf Coast and Florida," said James Lee Witt, who was director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 1993 to 2000 in the Clinton administration. He was speaking at the launch of a campaign to improve preparation for disasters...

2005-09-02 10:54:23

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virtually everything that has happened in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck was predicted by experts and in computer models, so emergency management specialists wonder why authorities were so unprepared. "The scenario of a major hurricane hitting New Orleans was well anticipated, predicted and drilled around," said Clare Rubin, an emergency management consultant who also teaches at the Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management...

2005-08-31 17:15:56

(Corrects in third paragraph "now is based in" to "spoke from Baton Rouge") WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration and Congress began working on emergency legislation on Wednesday to aid the Hurricane Katrina recovery, as two former officials said the needs may be comparable to the September 11 aftermath. Joe Allbaugh, who coordinated the response and recovery to the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, said federal relief aid for Katrina may approach $30...