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Look to Odisha for tackling disasters
They went to the areas worst-hit by the devastating floods, rescued thousands from the swirling waters, delivered relief materials and came back, carrying with them the gratitude of the people and commendations of the Kerala government. The 245-member team from the Odisha Fire Service was rushed to Kerala on the directions of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and deployed in Alappuzha, Kottayam, Chengannur and other places. It took along boats and advanced disaster-response equipment and put them to effective use. The team has been hailed for its deft rescue and relief operations in helping the beleaguered…
Are you ready for the next disaster?
For better or worse, a monster storm like Hurricane Harvey often serves as a wake-up call. So are you ready for the next storm?
September is preparedness month and FEMA says less than 50 percent of households have an emergency plan in place.
The agency encourages all Americans to take personal responsibility for emergency preparedness and planning ahead, including:…
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