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Early last week Hurricane Sandy struck communities along the East Coast, impacting the lives of people from Florida to Maine. Thousands of homes and businesses were flooded and many of them totally destroyed with  millions of people left without power, heat, gasoline, food and clothing. Many people have perished and countless others are struggling to survive […]

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As we mark the six-day anniversary of Hurricane Irene and the six-year anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, many people on the East Coast may believe that the worst is behind them. Unfortunately we still have two months left of the 2011 hurricane season. And when it comes to hurricanes, nothing is certain. While […]

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Last week’s major earthquake and hurricane certainly put retail crisis planning and response to the test for many businesses. While the earthquake caught everyone off-guard, retailers were preparing for days prior to Hurricane Irene by analyzing store hours, keeping staff informed and boarding up vulnerable locations. Some organizations are still executing their business continuity plans […]

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As we mark the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (and Rita and Wilma), officials are warning East Coast states about Hurricane Earl, which is expected to make landfall this weekend.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is warning people to be prepared for evacuations. Hurricanes are severe tropical storms. Scientists can now predict hurricanes, but […]

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As the first Hurricanes of the 2009 season passed by with minimal damage, I am reminded of the past devastation of  storms such as Katrina, Andrew, Wilma, Ivan and Rita. These Hurricanes caused millions of dollars in damage and accounted for numerous fatalities. Since the turn of the century, hurricane-related deaths have dropped considerably while […]

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