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The Impact of Recent Disaster

In recent months, the world has witnessed a flurry of powerful disasters. Articles in this issue examine these disasters, but together they are changing the disaster recovery industry. They have focused the general public and the business world on disaster recovery...

Recovering from the Memphis Tornado

When a powerful tornado touched down last November in Germantown, a suburb of Memphis, it struck a deadly blow, killing three area residents. In terms of property loss, the twister damaged a total of 400 homes and destroyed 22 throughout Memphis, ultimately causing an...

We Cannot Afford Not To

Law enforcement must train for disaster response, or the bills may not be paid!There are two questions you must ask of yourself and your agency. One, is your agency aware of a new mandate for emergency management that requires a standardized management system be used...

Corrosion Control

Corrosion can be a major factor in a loss situation and if not controlled, it can result in a substantial increase in the dollar amount of the loss. Corrosion can be controlled if certain actions are taken immediately after the loss and specialist companies are called...

Small Leak Teaches BIG LESSON

At 12:52 a.m., a flood alarm was triggered on the third floor of the Minneapolis Fed as water poured from the ceiling and onto the bank’s mainframe computer. Within seconds of the third-floor downpour, four employees began covering the mainframe computer and...

Getting Your Ground Down to Earth

There it was…the “perfect” pay station location, at a gas station on the corner of a busy intersection, but off on the corner of the property so people could drive up to it and make their calls. It was so accessible and visible it should have...

Rain Drops Kept Falling on Our Heads

During the last two weeks of January 1997, the Columbus Operations Center for The Huntington National Bank operated under emergency conditions due to a shattered roof membrane and uncooperative weather. Critical work groups including Wire Transfer, ACH, Incoming and...