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Local Company Wants Seniors to be Better Prepared for Severe Weather

As Lightning Safety Week begins, a local home care provider in Sioux Falls is reminding neighbors that when disaster strikes, it is often the elderly who live alone that are most in need of help. Being ready in case of an emergency could prevent an elderly family member or a neighbor from a life threatening situation. Jared Hybertson from Home Instead Senior Care says communication is key between elderly living alone and neighbors…

 

As Hurricane Season Approaches, IBM and The Weather Company Collaborate on Emergency Management for Cities

IBMLOGOAs the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season gets underway, communities in severe weather-prone regions are anxiously tracking pending storms and working to create effective disaster response plans. IBM (NYSE: IBM), through its strategic alliance with The Weather Company and its global B2B division WSI, today announced a new emergency management solution that features sophisticated analytics and the use of real-time weather data to help communities predict and plan for natural disasters far more accurately and deploy the right resources in advance…

 

Need for centre to prepare people for disasters

It is high time that the Federal government looks into setting up a centre to prepare the people for natural disasters in the country, said National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) Chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. He said Malaysians now needed to be more aware of any emergency as the massive floods last year in the peninsula and the recent earthquake in Sabah showed Malaysia could no longer be assumed as a country free from serious natural disasters. He said the June 5 5.9-magnititude earthquake that hit Ranau was a wake-up call to the government on its need to reassess whether it has done enough to cope with future quakes. “We expect the institute to be established in a month or two. At the earliest, this August. We have already commenced the preparations a few months ago, even before the earthquake in Ranau,” he told Bernama at his office here…

 

 

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