Tag: Emergency Management

What will we be saying after the next really big one?

Why are we surprised, caught off guard, when the realities that crisis inevitably brings don’t fit our processes or expectations?

Yes, you need a natural disaster emergency plan even if you’re an apartment dweller

Whether it's a blizzard, hurricane or wildfire, apartment dwellers need to have a disaster plan just as homeowners do.

Japan to test disaster warning system for Asia-Pacific region using satellite

The system could be particularly effective in encouraging evacuation and managing relief activities in remote areas such as small islands and mountainous regions

Averting crisis through effective communication

Since crisis is something that can happen at any point in time, concerted efforts should be made by organisations to think ahead and do research in order to avert unforeseen circumstance or crisis.

Heathrow airport: Drone sighting halts departures

Departures at Heathrow were temporarily stopped after a drone was reported to have been sighted.

The cost of natural disasters in 2018: US$155 billion

This year was the fourth-costliest on record for the insurance industry despite a drop in total economic losses from natural and man-made catastrophes.

Resilience in 2019 will be much broader than preparedness

Resilience goes beyond your traditional emergency management and preparedness: it extends to community capacity building, health, cyber security, business continuity and critical infrastructure.

86,000 Kerala youngsters join youth volunteer force to tackle natural disasters

Anyone in the age group of 15 to 30 can join the Kerala Voluntary Youth Action Force, which will be launched on December 19.

Could hockey pucks stop an active shooter?

Faculty members purchased 800 hockey pucks for teachers and another 1,700 pucks for students following a recent active shooter training.

Barbados seeking to build disaster resilience

With tsunamis accounting for $280 billion in economic losses over the last 20 years, Barbados is working towards achieving disaster resilient communities and reducing disaster losses.

The best kept secret in the disaster business

Believe it or not, I’m now going to draw a comparison between a wedding and a disaster (because, after all, some disasters are just big fat Greek weddings on steroids).

Nepal: Quake survivors can avail six types of soft loan from banks

The National Reconstruction Authority is preparing to launch a comprehensive post-reconstruction rehabilitation programme for earthquake and natural disaster victims.