Tag Archives: business continuity

Now Online: Lessons from Superstorm Sandy – What Should We Do Differently Before The Next Big One? [34-min. Recorded Webinar]

This morning ImpactWeather hosted a review of Hurricane Sandy and briefly discussed better ways to prepare for such a storm, an event that many folks claim they never thought could happen where they live.  With more than 120 lives lost, 8 million people with their electricity cut and rationing at gas stations even weeks after […]

Tropical Storms, Delegates, Protesters and More: Preparing an EOC for a National Political Convention [Free Webinar]

A tumultuous event with twists and turns both before and during, the 40th Republican National Convention was held several weeks ago in Tampa and ACP’s Steve Elliot had a unique ring-side seat for the event.  Elliot, the Corporate Director of Membership and Programming for the Association of Contingency Planners, helped staff the City of Tampa’s […]

The Energy Security Council – An Interesting Non-Profit Group Quietly Doing Vital Work

Today we briefly interrupt our usual flow of weather outlooks, vital preparedness updates and general weather stuff to take a moment to salute the Houston-based Energy Security Council.  Which might not sound like a blockbuster movie but it’s actually pretty interesting stuff when you consider that Houston is the energy capital of the world and […]

Structural Failure Generates Fears of Quake or Sinkhole; What Would You Do/Grab?

Residents of a low-rise office building on Houston’s southeast side got a frightening surprise from a nasty jolt on Friday morning and many thought it was an earthquake or that maybe a sinkhole was about to swallow them up.  Turns out it was neither.  A retaining bolt on one of the building’s main support columns […]

“This smells funny. Here, taste it!” Time to Rotate Your Emergency Supply Food

After a brief but jarringly disruptive major snow event in the Northeast U.S. over Halloween weekend, the country finds itself in a relative lull, at least weather-wise.  However, the line of thunderstorms that rolled through the South last night, killing six in Georgia and the Carolinas, reminds us that there’s never, ever a time that […]

Winter Season Outlook Webinar and Some Recent Business Continuity Highlights

This Wednesday, October 26th at 1:00C/2:00 Eastern, Agility Recovery welcomes ImpactWeather StormWatch Manager Fred Schmude as he shares the long-range winter weather outlook for the 2011-2012 Season.  Following Mr. Schmude, Agility’s senior continuity manager Mark Norton will also provide tips and best practices to mitigate the risks associated with winter weather.  Register here and share it.  […]

Tropical Season Waning, Take Advantage to Shore Up Your Disaster Recovery Effectiveness

Only seven percent of the U.S. population has taken basic preparedness steps at their house?  Seriously?  Does the other 93% think they’re mysteriously immune when – not if – life gets difficult?   “Some of the statistics are shocking,” according to Mike Thomson, our Business Continuity Services manager. As the tropical season begins to wind down […]

Mega-Tsunami From Canary Islands? Not Yet

More rumblings from the Canary Islands this morning but, as of now, nothing substantial enough to shake loose the mega-landslide that is expected to trigger the mega-tsunami which will lead to the mega-submerging of the entire eastern coast of the U.S. At least, that’s the hypothesis.

BCP 101 – A Business Continuity Planning Beginner’s Checklist [free 30-min webinar]

The Association of Contingency Planners presents its sixth webinar in our year-long series of BC/DR presentations sponsored by ImpactWeather, Inc. As with many critical processes, getting started is often the hardest part.  Join us on September 22nd at 10:30C for BCP 101 – A Business Continuity Planning Beginner’s Checklist, an introduction to Business Continuity Planning that […]

Critical Results from Severe Weather Monitoring and Notification: Real-World Case Studies Free Webinar Tomorrow

2011 continues to test folks all over the U.S. with new challenges from Mother Nature.   Join us tomorrow at 10:30C for a sobering but rewarding review of how dedicated severe weather monitoring and notification were used relevant to each of the following events in order to achieve results that could have been much worse. The […]