On March 21, 2012, the Disasters Roundtable of the National Academies hosted a workshop to facilitate the exchange of ideas among scientists, practitioners, and policymakers to identify issues related to the understanding and mitigation of natural, public health, technological, and other disaster
Growing up I spent more hours than I care to admit reading mystery novels. Often, the critical link in solving a case was a watermark on a piece of evidence. The watermark always revealed something important and meaningful.
I recently attended an event in Tulsa, OK called A Day without Business. This was the intriguing title of an event that asked business owners to consider what they would do if their businesses were interrupted for a day (or longer) due to a disaster. Expert speakers from the areas of i
It’s perfectly understandable why disaster preparedness might not be a front-burner issue for most small business owners.
Loss of power for a sustained period of time, especially when caused by an earthquake, can be scary to a household, to a business, to a community. That’s what we discussed on March 8th at a BCLC Disaster Assistance and Recovery forum, co-hosted by the San Diego County Office of Emerge
Ken Sternad is well known in the disaster management profession.
This weekend, towns throughout the Midwest and South were hit by tornadoes and damaging storms. Inevitably, many businesses throughout the region are now coping with damage to their buildings or infrastructure, and wishing they had done more in advance to prepare for the unexpected.
FEMA has been to America’s most shell-shocked communities.
BCLC’s recent business delegation trip to Joplin Mo. brought together business leaders, government officials and nonprofit organizations to assess the community recovery effo