Would the United States Survive a Cyberattack-Induced Blackout?

Posted Apr 20, 2016

(TNS) -- U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, recently examined how well prepared the United States is for a cyber-attack on the electrical grid.

The sub-committee heard testimony that states and localities should be prepared to face weeks, rather than days, of power outages following such an assault.

Barletta chaired a subcommittee hearing for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee titled: “Blackout! Are We Prepared to Manage the Aftermath of a Cyber-Attack or Other Failure of the Electrical Grid?”

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Tsunami Warning Issued After Japan Hit With Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake

Posted Apr 16, 2016

Tokyo -- Southern Japan was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake early Saturday morning, just one day after a quake killed nine people in the region.
Japan has issued a tsunami advisory for the nearby coast.

The quake's epicentre was near Kyushu, 1 kilometre south-west of Kumamoto and 12 kilometres north-east of Uto, according to the US Geological Survey.


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Associates in Emergency Care 1st Annual Golf Outing

Posted Apr 16, 2016

Please join on June 25, 2016.  Attached you will find information on how to register your 4 person team, how to sponsor the event, and information on all the great prizes, food, drinks, and fun.  We hope to have every department and agency represented!  One individual will win a free spot in any of AEC's paramedic class of your choosing.


I look forward to it being a great day and hope to see you there!  Limited space so reserve your team's soon!

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City Council Considers Contractor for Disaster Prep

Posted Apr 14, 2016

(TNS) - The City Council has discussed paying a contractor to help the city prepare natural disaster response plans.
Such preparation services could cost the city as much as $19,000, but the contractor would bring valuable experience navigating FEMA regulations, officials said.

The contractor’s services could also help the city obtain more reimbursement money from FEMA in the event of a natural disaster, a council member noted.

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Workshop on Preparedness Brings Business, Government Together

Posted Apr 12, 2016

(TNS) - Individuals from the business community and the public sector came together Wednesday to discuss potential threats to the territory and disaster preparedness strategies.
“This was just the starting point. Now we’ve got to really keep the momentum going and move forward and do more of these types of things,” said Todd Patton, deputy director for planning and preparedness for the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency.

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New Identifications Help Track Emergency Responders

Posted Apr 5, 2016

New identification tags used locally and statewide should aid in tracking by simply scanning ID badges and using key ring tags to organize where responders should go.

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FEMA Releases Interactive Map for New Orleans

Posted Mar 31, 2016

The flood maps determine a property’s relationship to the established base-flood elevation of that area.
Green will become the favorite color for thousands of New Orleans property owners when the new FEMA flood maps finally become official at the end of the month.

That’s because green is the code for areas that will move out of flood zones and into areas with no insurance requirements – and the new map shows it washing over large sections of the city.

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