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New Orleans Mayor touts resilience in city’s comeback

For New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the recovery in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina can be defined in one word: resilience. Landrieu spoke to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, where he emphasized the city’s progress a decade after the devastating hurricane, which struck on Aug. 29, 2005. “The people of New Orleans took up the challenge that fate had laid at our feet,” Landrieu said. When Katrina hit, Landrieu was Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor and second in command at the state’s Emergency Operations Center. A son of former…

New sources of disruption demand resilience

Organisations need to create, implement and manage a business resilience strategy that centres on identifying and mitigating prioritised risks across the enterprise. So said Sehume Motswenyane, senior manager, cyber security at Ernst & Young Advisory Services, speaking at the ITWeb Business Continuity 2015 conference in Johannesburg yesterday…


Resilience shines through

A new resilience centre for British Columbians impacted by wildfires in Rock Creek and Oliver will be set up to provide programs of support. Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness Naomi Yamamoto made the announcement Tuesday while visiting wildfire-impacted communities. “We know this is a difficult and uncertain time for many residents. Our hearts are with those who have had to leave their homes, and especially those who have suffered the terrible loss of losing a home to the fires,” she said. “On top of the Emergency Social Services support the province and partners are providing, we are seeing a tremendous level of resilience….



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