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Guidelines Help Prep for Natural Disasters During a Pandemic

June 8, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Planning for natural disasters is a challenge during the best of times. How do you manage it during a pandemic? The National Governors Association (NGA) has released a series of best practices that can help states and organizations navigate these treacherous waters. In its recent “Planning for Concurrent Emergencies” memo, the NGA recognizes the issues […]

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Disaster Recovery International Foundation Helps Military, Veterans Worldwide During COVID-19 Quarantine

May 28, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

NEW YORK, New York – May 29, 2020 – As COVID-19 gripped the world, many military service members, who were slated to leave the service soon, were severely impacted by the pandemic as workdays were reduced and many were told to stay at home. Additionally, DOD installations around the world put on hold their critical […]

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COVID-19’s Top Risks: Economy, Ecology, Society, and Technology

May 28, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

In the short term, the emerging COVID-19 risks that resilience professionals need to be most concerned about include economic failures, sustainability losses, unemployment anxieties, and cyber threats, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. Polling nearly 350 risk professionals about the outlook for the next 18 months, the four key areas of […]

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Why Resilience Must Drive COVID-19 Recovery According To Risk Experts – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

May 27, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“Leaders across business and government are reevaluating the status quo and evaluating lessons learned as we emerge from the initial Covid-19 lockdown phase. They will make strategic decisions that will have long-term impacts and outlive the pandemic. What have we learned and what should they consider when reevaluating preparedness overall and supply chain decisions in […]

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Above-Normal 2020 Hurricane Season Predicted

May 26, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

2020’s hurricane season – which begins June 1 – may be a particularly active one, due to multiple climate factors coalescing in the Atlantic, according to the latest predictions by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center. Forecasting a range of 13 to 19 named storms (6 to 10 of which could become hurricanes with winds of […]

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What Do You Need To Know Before Reopening? Consider This Starter Kit

May 25, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

If your organization is making its plans to reopen during the pandemic, do you know what to expect? This FEMA Exercise Starter Kit can help you navigate the complexities of returning to full operations. The kit includes a sample facilitator guide and conduct slides that are designed to be adapted and customized for your own […]

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Ripple Effects: How Regional Natural Disasters Can Be Felt Around the World

May 22, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Natural disasters don’t only have an impact on their immediate area. They can also affect distant cities and regions, due to global trade networks, according to recent research at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The study found that local environmental impacts, including damage to factories and other facilities, can trigger secondary damage […]

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How Secure Are Your Work-From-Home Services?

May 14, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As organizations attempt to navigate unplanned work-from-home services, it’s important to develop strategies to avoid exposing themselves to cybersecurity dangers. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has provided guidance for work-from-home, “Selecting and Safely Using Collaboration Services for Telework.” “With limited access to government furnished equipment (GFE) such as laptops and secure smartphones, the use […]

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How COVID-19 Will Impact the California Wildfire Season

May 12, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Forecasters are already predicting a higher-than-normal wildfire season for Northern California this year. But with the coronavirus pandemic still underway, will there be enough firefighters to manage the threat? Health concerns among firefighters – including wildfire smoke that can impair the immune systems and base camps that can magnify risk of infection – have led […]

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DRI’s President Joins All-Star Q&A on Climate Resilience

May 11, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky recently joined several top resilience professionals for a live Twitter chat hosted by risk analytics group RMS. “Climate Change: Turning the Tide” invited them to weigh in on the big themes of climate resilience, and what it takes to build climate-resilient communities, economies and financial systems. Demrovsky was part […]

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