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1.473 documents for man-made disaster management
  • Imagine a family sitting at its kitchen table with bills piled high. They have no budget, only a general sense of where money comes from and where it goes. The lenders to whom they owe a considerable sum are not calling yet, but they might be soon. They owe nearly 5 times as much as they spend each year and almost 7 times as much as they earn. What's more, the amount of debt goes up every single month because 40 cents out of every dollar they spend is borrowed. If a financial planner sat down with this family, their situation would accurately be declared a man-made disaster. A full-on crisis management plan to restore financial responsibility would be developed and implemented. They would cut up their credit cards, stop buying nonessentials and create a plan to manage how much comes in ...

  • NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- September has been designated as National Preparedness Month in the United States, but Verizon's Business Continuity and Emergency Management teams are busy every day of the year monitoring, preparing and responding to weather-related and man-made events throughout the world. (Photo: )

  • Upon arriving on the scene of a natural or man-made disaster, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the task of accounting for the insurance claims that arise out of such events. However, disaster response brings with it other players, many of whom provide detailed historical information that can be accessed by an informed adjuster or other insurance investigator. To access witnesses and information, adjusters must understand the framework of the response to mass disaster. The Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), is an organization created by Congress in 1996 to permit states that are affected by a disaster to request and receive assistance from other member states quickly and efficiently. EMAC is neither a federal agency nor part of the federal government. Rather, it is an agree...

  • Originally published in Risk Management Magazine 2012. Whether man-made or naturally ...

  • The 2010 earthquake in Haiti provides a real-life framework that highlights the political realities of responding to mass emergencies and also reveals some of the limitations of the extant literature on crisis management in facilitating global response in the immediate aftermath of major disasters. Recently, researchers in the field of emergency management and disasters (e.g., Boin, 2009; Drabek, 2007; Shalev et al., 2000) have outlined issues that need to be addressed by crisis managers, policymakers, and government officials. This article discusses some of the premises regarding the critical lack of crisis management factors (e.g., modeling, agency coordination and integration, crisis planning, leadership functions) that limit the efficacy of the role of national initiatives related t...

  • WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Up to 40% of businesses affected by a natural or man-made disaster never reopen, according to the Insurance Information Institute. In a nationwide effort to raise the business community's awareness about how to prepare their businesses and employees in the event of an emergency, the Advertising Council, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross, announced today the launch of new public service advertisements (PSAs) on behalf of Ready Business. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:

  • Associa Carol Piering, 214-716-3848

    ... families on behalf of Real Property Management, Inc. James Curran's home in the Village at ... as a result of natural and man-made disasters. Through donations provided at fundraising events ...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty percent of Americans self-reported they currently do not have a family emergency plan in case of a natural disaster or other emergency, according to a 2013 national survey conducted by the Ad Council. To encourage parents to engage their children (ages 7-12) in a conversation about preparing for emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ad Council unveiled a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) as part of their Ready Kids campaign. The PSAs are launching in advance of the tenth annual National Preparedness Month (NPM). To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:

  • ... of emergency" as a natural or man-made disaster or emergency for which the President, Governor or municipal emergency management coordinator declared a state of emergency. 3 To ...

  • As the executive director of the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and under the leadership of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, 1 am pleased to introduce the Cook County Community Emergency Response Program (CERP). The Bud Biiliken Parade is one of my favorite events in Cook County; it allows us to gather as a community and celebrate with a focus on education and school readiness. While we are accustomed to preparing our young people for school, it is equally important to think about preparing them, our families, and our communities for emergencies or disasters. The Cook County CERP is designed to assist our residents and communities across Cook County to be better prepared. This program will provide training, materials and equipment nece...

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