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Did You Know…? Hurricanes on the Horizon!
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) recently updated its 2013 Hurricane Season Outlook. Because the season has already produced several named storms in the Atlantic hurricane region, NOAA now predicts an above-average hurricane season, with the possibility of being very active. This season is expected to produce 13-19 named storms, of which 6-9 are [...]
Emergency Management Degrees
With Emergency Management becoming a growing industry, many universities and schools across the U.S. are now offering degree/certificate programs about HSEM. The educational training a student can receive can help them build towards a career as an emergency program manager or director, emergency preparedness instructor/coordinator, risk management expert, or technical training supervisor. Universities/Schools that offer [...]
10 Ways To Be Prepared:
1. Identify Your Risk What are the hazards where you live and work? Find out what natural or human caused disasters pose a risk for you. Do you live or work in a flood plain, near a major earthquake fault or in a high fire danger area? Are you prepared for an unexpected human-made disaster [...]
4 Burglar Deterrents For Your Home Security
These four simple, inexpensive, and practical security items WILL present a deterrent to a home burglar… These cheap but effective home security devices provide effective deterrence and resistance to home burglary while you sleep peacefully at night. 1. Fake TV This little device is amazingly effective in its similarity to a real TV from the [...]
Emergency Management recommends ‘cooling’ centers to avoid excessive heat
The National Weather Service has declared an excessive heat warning for the Puget Sound region until 11 p.m. Monday, July 1. The Pierce County Department of Emergency Management reminds everyone to stay out of the heat as much as possible, and to check on elderly neighbors during this time. Locations around Pierce County that people [...]