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Reminding citizens of the need for personal and family preparedness can be accomplished in many ways. In this respect Russell County Alabama is a remarkable community. Nestled along the Chattahoochee River and shore to shore with Columbus Georgia, it exemplifies the best of Southern caring and community tradition. The Disaster Group Inc., was privileged to work closely with Mr. Bob Franklin, Russell County Emergency Management Agency Director, and Donald Howse, EMA Events Coordinator, to produce…
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Chemical spills or leaks can create problems above, on, and beneath the surface. It is good policy for every family to know what hazards are in the neighborhood and take precautions to protect themselves. Sometimes the best protection is to move somewhere else. Perhaps these unfortunate Chinese will have to find other land on which to live. Does your family have a plan? Do you have critical papers and supplies arranged so you could evacuate…
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Zombies were invited from nether regions to prowl the halls of Dublin Georgia's Mall to help remind local residents of the need to prepare. World Disaster Report and The Disaster Group, Inc. partnered with the Laurens County Emergency Management Agency and the local Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster committee to produce the county's latest Preparedness Fair. Months of planning were brought to fruition on October 27th, 2012 as county, city, and local businesses worked together.…
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The Americus/Sumter County Georgia Emergency Preparedness fair opened on schedule on Saturday, September 8, 2012. World Disaster Report was pleased to have a role in planning and organizing this fair, and we were continually impressed by the local organizing committee headed by Daniel Whitt, FTO, Americus Fire Department. The fair represented yet another great milestone in an Americus/Sumter County tradition of community cooperation. Citizens turned out in the early morning fog to view exhibits on…
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We have located what we believe is the most current version of San Francisco California's seismic response plan. This is of interest to those who are reviewing their local community plans.  As the reader looks through this extensive document we believe that it will stimulate ideas and questions that will improve personal and family preparedness. This may also be valuable for community planners who are wrestling with special local issues. Ideas and approaches are important,…
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    Viewing the sudden power outages in Washington Dc, we note an excellent (and painful) example of how quickly the world in which we normally live can be turned upside down. With 911 service disabled and trees blocking many streets, normal transportation lines of communication were severely interrupted. The power outages are a result of a strong line of thunderstorms organized into a formation known as a derecho. When electrical power is interrupted emergency…
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    Wildfire fighting has the feel of a military operation. The enemy is unpredictable and without pity and the friendly troops must constantly be cautioned to protect themselves lest they be consumed. Firefighters and their equipment are staged in rear areas, then deployed to the front lines as opportunities for progress are presented. Sometimes they must bravely stand their ground as the roaring monster moves toward their line protecting a whole neighborhood. Sometimes the…
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Bill:   Well, there’s certainly a lot there. I think one of the things that people always forget and this is what you’re touching on. You’re touching on responses, but I think what I wanted to talk about a little bit before we go into how we are going to reach all these people is; this fact that conditions change rapidly and resources are finite. So, if resources are barely able to cover now if there…
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We note the awful spectacle of Greek citizens waiting for hours to purchase medicine from pharmacies. As the Greek economy's collapse accelerates, we see more of this sort of trouble ahead. We hope against evidence to the contrary that this trouble is not replicated in other nations, but the causes and effects seem all too certain to ignore. In years past preparing for medical shortages were often described in terms of first aid kits. We…
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