Since the beginning of 2013, state fire crews have responded to more than 680 wildfires, which is 200 more than average for the period.
When strong storm systems like this occur, it is beneficial for towns and cities of all sizes when they have a current continuity of operations plan.
Emergency workers are altering the routes to account for road changes and new buildings in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.
As employees might need to travel to work, it’s important for companies to have an up-to-date business continuity plan that accounts for the possibility of adverse weather.
As reported by the Associated Press, President Barack Obama issued a state of emergency for Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, authorizing federal relief work to begin well ahead of time.
As reported by the Associated Press, a massive dust storm swept over northern Oklahoma on Thursday, forcing a major highway to shut down after lowering visibility and causing a multi-vehicle accident.
The Associated Press reported that one man has died and 11 homes were destroyed in San Diego County on Tuesday. According to the source, the deceased refused to leave his home, even as the dangerous blaze grew closer.
It took firefighters three hours to completely clear the scene after first finding the leaks, monitoring gas levels, ventilating the school and treating people on site.
At least 10 blazes continued to burn through Saturday, officials said, in an area that has seen temperatures reach 110 degrees over the summer.
Healthcare organizations would be well advised to partner with a consulting firm experienced in the disaster preparedness process