Special ReportUnderground Flood Hits Chicagos’s Loop, Shutting Down Businesses for Weeks by Richard L. Arnold, CDRP Editor-In-Chief, Disaster Recovery Journal The underground flood of Chicago on Monday, April 13, 1992 is proving to be one of the worst business disasters ever. It is exactly the kind of event that disaster recovery planners prepare for, but… Continue reading Underground Flood Hits Chicagos’s Loop, Shutting Down Businesses for Weeks
When Typhoon Haiyan raged through the Philippine Islands on Nov. 8, massive devastation, loss of life and chaotic conditions were left in its wake. The typhoon hit the islands with sustained winds of more than 160 miles per hour, with gusts reaching record levels. An estimated 11 million people have been affected by the typhoon,… Continue reading Devastated Philippine Islands Struggle to Get Relief Efforts Underway
The recent events in Japan have sent many reporters to our doorsâ¦these are our responses to the most common questions we have been asked. What impact do you think this event (EQ, tsunami and nuclear emergency) will have on global business? Supply chain disruptions on a global scale are very likely. The wild card… Continue reading Japanese EQ â What next? Focus on what is important.
We have been asked by many of our clients who they should donate toâ¦a very reasonable question. And, are there options other that U.S. based groups? In fact there areâ¦ Displaced residents after the Japanese earthquake and nuclear plant meltdown. We have been involved with a group out of New York City for sometime called… Continue reading Japan Earthquake Donations â Wondering who to donate to? Many think the best NGOs are Japanese groups with history, already on the ground.
The earthquake and tsunami in Japan have caused loss of life, destruction, and dislocation on a massive scale. For those who have lost friends, family, employees, homes, and businesses, and who face the continuing threats posed by damaged nuclear facilities, recovery will be a very personal and arduous process. As the situation stabilizes and the… Continue reading Insurance Recovery for Recent Earthquake and Tsunami- Related Losses in Japan
OK, by now everyone is suffering from disaster numbness. Last year Haiti earthquake. Tornado season, record blizzards, the coming spring thaws and flooding. An now, the Japan earthquake and Tsunami, culminating with the on-going reactor debacle. Focus for a second on the last of this listâthe reactor story. Iâve heard some commentators talk about lack… Continue reading When is Enough Planning Enough? Why Events Turn Into Disasters!
The earthquake and tsunami in Japan have caused unprecedented damage to a developed nation. This is the first incident where damage on the surface and damage underground both affected an area at the same time. The surface impact of the tsunami was devastating to people, structures, above ground infrastructure, ports and agriculture. The earthquakeâs geophysical… Continue reading Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Special Reports Japanese EQ â What next? Focus on what is important. Insurance Recovery for Recent Earthquake and Tsunami- Related Losses in Japan When is Enough Planning Enough? Why Events Turn Into Disasters! Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Podcast The Japan EQ and Tsunami â A Strong Case for Preparedness Japan Earthquake… Continue reading 2011 Japan Earthquake
Preparation is invaluable. Very few, if any, countries are better prepared than Japan. Additionally Japanâs culture, unlike some other unnamed countries, supports self-sufficiency and because of that the citizens react quickly and calmly. The lessons learned from Kobe encouraged the Japanese government to adopt a more rigorous and comprehensive emergency preparedness program. However, as we… Continue reading Lessons Learned: First Days
When an 8.9 magnitude quake struck Japan on March 11, it triggered massive destruction and loss of life. The historic tremor was the strongest quake ever to hit Japan, and the fifth largest to strike any country since 1900. The countryâs prime minister has said the crisis is the worst to strike Japan since World… Continue reading Historic Quake Devastates Japan