In tech we trust – but less than half of Americans are ready for the next disaster

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Tips on offer for preparing for flood, disaster

The public is invited to the session on April 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the third floor of Town Hall, 30 Martin St. to learn how to prepare at home and how your community is preparing on a larger scale.

“These workshops will provide the public with a chance to learn a lot more about coastal resilience planning, which many people are not yet well-versed in,” Essex Town Administrator Brendhan Zubricki said. “Attendees will learn how our coastal environment is changing, how our emergency management officials view this emerging field, and how residents can help prepare for the future.”…


In tech we trust – but less than half of Americans are ready for the next disaster

Less than half of Americans have basic emergency information to hand should calamity strike, an Ipsos survey revealed on Wednesday, yet 83 percent are confident technology will play “an important role” in their preparation for the next disaster.

The findings highlight the need to develop well-defined lines of communication ranging from social media channels to text messages, said Marko Bourne of Booz Allen Hamilton, the consulting firm that commissioned the survey…


County considering collaboration for disasters

reeborn County could have additional tools in the future to combat disasters.

Freeborn County Board of Commissioners Chairman Chris Shoff presented the option Tuesday at a board meeting.

Under the program — a collaboration between 501(c) (3) organization Institute for Building Technology and Safety and the National Association of Counties — counties would have access to disaster planning, disaster plan activation, initial disaster response, post-disaster phase and other tools it uses to help residents in the wake of disasters…


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