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Make sure your health care organization is ready for natural disasters

SES volunteers helped Casterton residents to sandbag their properties ahead of rising flood waters. Photo: Everard Himmelreich Source: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/town-that-gave-australia-the-kelpie-braces-for-major-flooding-20160910-grdd21.html

SES volunteers helped Casterton residents to sandbag their properties ahead of rising flood waters. Photo: Everard Himmelreich
Source: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/town-that-gave-australia-the-kelpie-braces-for-major-flooding-20160910-grdd21.html

Make sure your health care organization is ready for natural disasters

Is your health care organization prepared to handle a natural disaster? A critical technology or vendor failure? The departure of a key employee?  While chief operating officers and compliance leaders acknowledge the importance of having a business continuity plan (BCP), many organizations remain unprepared for emergencies that can and do happen. If there is a plan, it’s often focused on IT recovery, overlooking other critical assets, such as people…

 

Pilots flying dozens of shelter dogs out of disaster zone to Idaho

Tens of thousands of people are homeless after historic flooding in Louisiana, and along with them there are many animals who were left stranded during the storms, some of whom are getting a helping paw from the Panhandle Animal Shelter.  On Thursday eight dogs settled into their new temporary home at the Panhandle Animal Shelter after traveling to the Inland Northwest thanks to Dog Is My Co-Pilot.  “When you have a natural disaster you have the shelter animals already in the shelters yet you have these stray animals that really need help,” Mandy Evans with the Panhandle Animal Shelter said.  Dog Is My Co-Pilot picks up pups and fly them to shelters across the country that have space for more pets, helping clear out shelters in areas hit hard by natural disasters…

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