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Thursday, 22 November 2007 02:58

Tracking the Storm: One County's Story

Written by  Robert Gordon

The need to protect people, property, and businesses across the United States is paramount, especially throughout the past several years. Implementing security measures, both in terms of logistics and funding, has been a cause of concern for many major cities in America. Whether it’s protecting the public from a potential threat engineered by people – or a natural event, often prompted by weather – public safety officials often find themselves asking questions, such as, “Do we have gaps in our system? What can we do better? How do we operate effectively in a challenging budget environment?” In order to confront these threats and manage them effectively, public safety professionals must have the proper tools and information to prepare for and react to a wide range of natural and man-made emergencies. Since weather is such an integral part of many disaster scenarios, it is essential to have the proper protocol and systems