A powerful magnitude-7.8 earthquake has devastated Nepal, claiming more than 3,600 lives and counting. As business continuity and disaster management professionals, we know that a disaster of this size will profoundly affect hundreds of thousands and have a lingering impact on the region for years to come. 160 more words
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Def: To twiddle one’s thumbs means you have nothing useful to do while you’re waiting for something to happen.
“Intensive Care” has been out in the big wide world now for nearly three months and every time I bump into someone I haven’t seen in a while, without any lie I get asked the same three questions every single time. 653 more words
“The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard mitigation plans that address climate change.” here for more
Luba Lendowski, , Harald Färber, Andreas Holy, Anke Darius, Bernd Ehrich, Christine Wippermann, Bernd Küfner, Martin Exner. Accidental contamination of a German town’s drinking water with sodium hydroxide. 173 more words
“A huge sinkhole that nearly swallowed a truck appeared in the streets of northeastern Washington D.C. in the late afternoon on Tuesday. D.C. Water spokesman reported that the sinkhole that—nearly as large as both lanes of the road on 13th Place NE near Farragut Place and Faraday Place—was caused by a water main break that undermined the integrity of the ground underneath the road.” click here