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A section of Lake Oroville is seen nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State's lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows. Lake Oroville is currently at 32 percent of its total 3,537,577 acre feet. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A section of Lake Oroville is seen nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State’s lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows. Lake Oroville is currently at 32 percent of its total 3,537,577 acre feet. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Creating a resilient workforce at Morrisons

Improving the coping abilities of staff can help both employees and employers through stressful economic times. Robert Manson, head of occupational health and wellbeing at Morrisons plc, explains how the retailer is implementing resilience programmes for its leaders. The conditions that have the most adverse impact on employee health and engagement are mental, musculoskeletal and chronic health conditions, usually as a result of a combination of lifestyle risk factors…

 

Predicting community behavior to disasters to be presented at Emergency Services conference in New Zealand

A world first tool that can predict the behavior of communities to impending disasters such as bushfires, floods, terrorism, storms, tornadoes and tsunamis will be presented at the AFAC emergency services conference in New Zealand in September 2014. In collaboration with Emergency Services Victoria, ISD Analytics will present case studies of how its Community Emergency Response Model (CERM) was able to accurately predict community response to past fires, and test hypothetical scenarios for high risk communities to inform strategy and policy with the aim of saving lives in future fires…

 

Remembering the Flood: A Celebration of Our Resilience

doveThe statistics surrounding September’s flood are staggering. Just as poignant, are the stories of our response and cross-community support. These stories are the focus of Remembering the Flood: A Celebration of Our Resilience on September 14, 2014. The event will be at Har HaShem’s north building, from 4:00 -6:00 pm. The community is invited to share and witness each other’s stories at a commemoration that honors both the tragedy and resilience of our remarkable community…

 

Be prepared for disasters all year round

Nebraska has been hit by a number of natural disasters this year. Would you have been prepared if one of them hit your area? September is National Preparedness Month, and the theme this year is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” Although by September most of the concern for spring/summer storms has passed in our area, winter is on its way. This is the time for you and your family to discuss how to be ready and what needs to be done if an emergency occurs…

 

Dramatic Photos of California’s Historic Drought

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 82 percent of the state of California currently falls in the “Extreme Drought” category. The years-long dry spell has tapped groundwater reserves and left reservoirs at record lows. Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville are both down to 30% of full capacity, exposing steep shorelines that were formerly under hundreds of feet of water. Marinas are crowding into ever-smaller coves as the water recedes, and ramps and roads no longer reach the shoreline. Getty Images photographer Justin Sullivan travelled to a number of these reservoirs last month and captured dramatic images, evidence of the severity of the water crisis in California…

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