Following the devastating tornado in Oklahoma this week, FEMA sent out reminders to those of us registered on their website to come back and learn what to do to be ready for disaster. FEMA has come a long way over the past few years – having professional emergency managers at the helm makes a huge difference (a long way from the “way to go Brownie” days!). The FEMA website – ready.gov is a fabulous [...]
With Widespread Power Outages, Work From Home May Fail – What Is Your Back Up Strategy? Sandy Could Create The Perfect BCP Trifecta!
What is the BCP Trifecta you say?!?! As we all know, most business continuity plans deal with three potential losses: loss of building, loss of people and loss of technology or data. Hurricane Sandy could result in all three! With the move towards “work from home” as the only work area recovery solution for many companies, when there are wide spread power outages, the company could find itself in a very vulnerable position. The next [...]
Ready Or Not…Here She Comes!!! Hurricane Sandy Positioned To Grind Up The East Coast – State Of Emergency Declared In Four States
Two powerful storm systems, led by Hurricane Sandy, continued on their collision course on Saturday morning, and with forecasts showing them likely to converge with potentially devastating effect somewhere along the Eastern Seaboard as early as Sunday evening, tens of millions of people began to make preparations as state and local authorities increased the urgency of their warnings. As the storm moves ashore, a system known as a midlatitude trough — which often leads to [...]
You Still Have Time to Join the Great California Shakeout – October 18 @ 10:18am!!! Sign Up and Be Counted!!!
The first Great Southern California ShakeOut was held November 2008 and was reported to be the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history involving 5.3 million participants. This drill took place in homes, businesses, schools, places of worship and communities across California. In 2009 it expanded to include the entire state of California and has grown every year. It has also moved onto other seismic areas of the United States. There is now a Great Utah [...]