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Near-term forecasts of the North Pacific jet stream, showing a stronger, sharper jet stream (red colors indicate stronger winds) across the region on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Near-term forecasts of the North Pacific jet stream, showing a stronger, sharper jet stream (red colors indicate stronger winds) across the region on Tuesday and Wednesday.

How Typhoon Nuri is changing the weather forecast in North America

Typhoon Nuri, which was one of the two strongest storms on Earth so far this year, is going to help bring another shot of cold, Arctic air to the Midwest and East Coast later this week. That a typhoon near Japan could have a ripple effect on the weather in Detroit and New York just a few days later may be difficult to fathom, but it illustrates the myriad ways in which the world is an interconnected place…

 

How the elderly can help in disaster preparation

MANILA, Philippines – Advocates are calling for greater involvement of the elderly in disaster risk preparation and management. They see the elderly as one of the country’s most important resources in preparing for disasters, and they should not be treated as a liability. The advocates spoke at a symposium for the International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) yesterday. The Office of Civil Defense organized the day-long event at Camp Aguinaldo to mark IDDRR and the ASEAN Day for Disaster Management…

 

Hurricane fails to stir Bacardi’s business continuity plan

Dealing with hurricanes on the British island has become old hat for Bacardi's staff. Photo: REUTERS

Dealing with hurricanes on the British island has become old hat for Bacardi’s staff.
Photo: REUTERS

As Hurricane Gonzalo bore down on Bermuda recently, IT Security Services Manager Ronald W. Stan had spirits maker Bacardi prepared for the worst. The 152-year-old company was not shaken by the Category 2 storm, despite tens of thousands on the island without power. With winds reaching 110 mph and Gonzalo taking down trees and tossing around boats, Stan and his crew stuck to its operating procedure to make sure Bacardi’s headquarters and network remained standing and secure (Bacardi does not manufacture its product on the British island)…

 

When Crisis Strikes Your Business: Throw Away the Manual

Trees were down, power was out, flooding was widespread, and high winds signaled more damage on the way. So I threw a chainsaw into my car and started driving to the office. With a backup generator, we had the only lights on for miles. We were in the final stages of an acquisition, with 48 hours until deadline, so the lights had to be on…

 

The 7 rules for protecting your valuables BEFORE disaster strikes

propertyMost homeowners think about their homeowners insurance only once: When it is an obstacle between them and closing on a property. Few pause to consider their options or the extent of their coverage and many instinctively select the cheapest policy available to them. Rarely do consumers understand the thoroughness of the documentation they will need to recover their belongings if disaster strikes, or what degree of compensation they can expect. As a result, there is a staggering lack of awareness among homeowners of how to adequately protect their property and help their insurers in the process…

 

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