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Plymouth Prepares City for Emergencies with GGP’s Mapping Technology

November 26, 2014 - in Corporate, Emergency, Planning, Simulation

Croydon, UK, Nov. 26, 2014—Plymouth is using the latest mapping technology to prepare the city for major emergencies.  Plymouth City Council is using a Geographic Information System (GIS) from GGP Systems to help produce emergency planning maps.  The…

National Environmental Leaders Address Lessons Learned from Sandy and the Impact of Climate Change on the Northeast

October 14, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency, Maintenance

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 13, 2014—With the two year anniversary of Sandy just weeks away, National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Collin O'Mara…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $2 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funds for California’s Napa Valley

August 26, 2014 - in Emergency, Financial, Projects, Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $2 million in Emergency Relief funds from the U.S. Department…

USGS Measures Flooding in Arizona

August 22, 2014 - in Emergency, Projects, Stormwater, Water

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding after heavy rainfall occurred in northern portions of Maricopa County, Arizona. USGS scientists and technicians are measuring high flood flows on Skunk Creek, Cave Creek, New River, Agua Fria River,…

$750,000 in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funds Headed to Detroit for Roads Damaged by Rainfall

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $750,000 in emergency relief funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help the Michigan Department of Transportation cover the costs of repairing roads and…

Gas Blast in Taiwan Tears up Roadway and Displaces Residents

August 3, 2014 - in Emergency, Pipelines

A chain reaction of gas explosions late Thursday night rocked a full square kilometer of the densely populated Kaohsiung, Taiwan, injuring 267 and killing 25. The blasts flipped cars and created a deep trench along roadways. The cause of the blasts haven't…

DHS Announces Preparedness Grants for Rail, Ports, Transit and More

July 30, 2014 - in Emergency, Projects, Transportation

As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing efforts to support state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, Secretary Jeh Johnson today announced final allocations for seven FY 2014 DHS preparedness grant programs, including the Homeland…

Central Hudson Selects Ubisense Location Intelligence Solution to Improve Response Time and Customer Service during Severe Storms

July 21, 2014 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Emergency, Energy

Ubisense, a market leader in location intelligence solutions, announced today that Central Hudson, a New York State regulated electric and gas utility, has selected Ubisense myWorld and Ubisense Damage Assessment to dramatically improve response time following…

Australia Studies Social Vulnerability and Resilience to Disasters

June 6, 2014 - in Analysis, Emergency, Projects

Science can tell us much about the nature of floods, how fires behave and the response of a building to strong winds. However, not as much is known about how a person will behave or react in the face of unfolding disaster. Like the landscape, different people…

MIT Initiative Focuses on Creating Resilient Places

June 4, 2014 - in Corporate, Emergency, Modeling

San Francisco was nearly wiped off the map by earthquake and fire in 1906, yet residents seized on the disaster as an opportunity to rebuild and expand. Warsaw lost 85 percent of all its structures in World War II, but today it is Poland’s largest city.…