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National Preparedness Month and a Time Without Twitter

Today it’s hard to imagine a time when the term “emergency communications” had yet to be coined, but in 1900 telephones and even electricity, were not common conveniences. At the turn of the last century, the telegraph, rider on horseback and word of mouth were the only communication options.

September is National Preparedness Month!

Of course it’s no surprise that the team at ImpactWeather greets National Preparedness Month this September enthusiastically. With a group of safety experts, risk management specialists and meteorologists, it’s safe to say we live and breathe emergency response plans. In recognition of National Preparedness Month, we are highlighting cost-effective, easy, and stress-free ways in which […]

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 […]

A Modest Proposal: Crash Helmets for In-Home Use During a Tornado – Why Not?

Every once in a while an idea comes along and we all wonder why no one thought of it before. Over the last couple of hours the immediate region has been under all manner of watches and warnings for heavy rainfall, lightning, hail, potential straight-line wind damage and tornadoes.  Feeder roads and underpasses have filled […]

Report: If World Economy Breaks, We Only Have A Single Week to Recover?

An alarming report publicized last week by Chatham House, a London-based policy institute for international affairs, declares that the global economy would survive only up to a week if it were the victim of a major disruption as a result of either an attack by terrorists or a sufficient natural disaster.  That’s a jarring but […]

Ready or Not? First Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) Next Wednesday

The first nationwide test of the new and improved Emergency Alert System (EAS) will take place at 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on Wednesday, November 9. Why this particular day? Well, this date was picked because it’s near the end of hurricane season, which ends November 30th, and before the worst of the severe winter […]

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.  […]

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.

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 […]

FEMA Responds to Massive “Quake” in Central U.S.

If the title of this article didn’t quite grab your attention, then this will: “Approximately 9,000 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen on State Active Duty are supporting the simulated earthquake relief operations, including mock route clearing, search and rescue, and security operations across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee.”