Ken Sternad is well known in the disaster management profession.
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Accurate information is often hard to come by in disaster situations. This is why BCLC recently asked CHF International, a nonprofit international development organization with operations in Haiti long before the earthquake hit, to share first-hand perspective about the true progress in Haiti.
This week 85 disaster experts met in Hawaii to discuss how they could work together to promote community resilience throughout the Pacific Rim, a region continually weighed down by earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones, typhoons, mudslides, and other devastating events.
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
As the BCLC team continues to gather information about the Chilean earthquake, the words “not again” keep repeating themselves.
By Inès Pearce
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
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.