We have come to a time where it is imperative to reset our courses associated with the safety of the employees, the safety of the brand and the longevity of the company alongside their competitive edge. As senior manager, consideration should not be limited to solely short-run solutions. It is primary for the company’s decision makers of all tiers manage the negative and positive potential of any crisis as time can carry the possibilities of unknown limits. Accommodations must be made for the entire community (Senior Management, Ergonomists, Labor Leaders, Politicians of the city, Service Staff, Human Resources and Line Management) under the company’s payroll that has been affected by this natural disaster using our revised Crisis Management Portfolio.
At this point, from the information in Figure 9.6C, how specific can you now be as concerns the location of that earthquake?
California’s unique geography as a state makes it a very appealing place to call home. From the odd east to west transverse San Gabriel mountain ranges of the Los Angeles Basin, to the bumpy coastal ranges of the Bay Area, any person can find a compatible topographic terrain to their liking. California may seem to be the perfect place to live with its ideal climate and extensive geographic features. However, due to California’s location over the shifting continental plates, coupled with its enormous and also multiple faults, at any time this great state can fall victim to a seismic disaster. After examining evidence from both Rong-Gong Lin’s II Los Angeles Times article of April 18, 2016 and the NOVA videos Killer Quake ( 2006), Earthquake (2007), as well as Geologic Journey II – Episode 3 (The Pacific Rim: Americas) – Part 3 (San Francisco) and The Great San Francisco Earthquake (American Experience ~ 2005), one can take a comparative account of the three major earthquakes of California’s past. Although each earthquake was very devastating on is own; the Great Quake 0f 1906, the Loma Prieta quake of 1989, and the NorthRidge quake of 1994 each amounted to an extensive forfeiture of property and life. Each of these earthquakes created much suffering and loss. It is imperative for each citizen of this great state to understand the damage that a California quake can actually do and be prepared; for the threat of one always looms.
The most important aspect in managing a disaster situation is preparedness. The simulation Disaster in Franklin County highlights the role of public health personnel, with emphasis on the public health nurse because the nurse is often a first responder to such a disaster. This helps to examine the roles, actions, coping methods, and techniques used by a nurse in a disaster scenario.
In the Disaster in Franklin County simulation (Regents of the University of Minnesota [UMN], 2006), there were several key personnel in the incident command team. This concept is utilized in real disasters when the Public
In day to day operations, uncertainties do occur. Henceforth it would be important to have a contingent and well detailed disaster preparedness plan and procedures. Healthcare systems, on a day to day basis, are faced with emergencies in form of disasters. As a result, majority of medical centers have well-structured exit plans in the event of a disaster occurring("Hospital Disaster Preparedness: Your Guide to Getting Started - Emergency Preparedness", 2011). However, this essay will aim at interviewing one of the top disaster preparedness staffat the Houston Methodist Hospital. In the interview, I will seek to identify the top three disasters that the Houston Methodist Hospital is prepared for. Similarly, in the interview, I would seek to identify the top lessons learnt from disaster preparedness at the hospitals.As it concludes it would summarize the findings with regards to the interview stated below. Below is an excerpt from the interview to answer the two aforementioned questions.
Our team monitors many business locations across the country. We monitor all hazards that could impact any of our locations. However, during our TTX’s we only cover storms, fires, and loss of resources. In the East region we use a Hurricane scenario, and in the North/Central regions we run a winter freeze scenario, plus for the Western regions, we cover fire in the building scenarios. Each one of the scenarios is focused on the “What if” to how to respond to an event. For example, we moderate the questions around building loss, reduction in staff, loss of IT, and loss of third-party vendors. We can interchange the scenario’s to challenge the recovery strategies of each business unit. This year we mainly ran the fire in the building situation. Every year we work to enhance the program to cover new trends and industry
After 10 days of ‘business on hold’, the subsequent influence of this natural disaster began to take its toll. When business owners resumed their focus to their industries, not only were they carrying the same feelings and emotional exhaustion as the rest of our community, they returned with a considerably increased level of stress from business losses, combined with the scary task of
Have you ever been in a deadly earthquake? In 2013, the people of the Philippines experienced one. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake that affected around 43,000 people with 2,211 aftershocks that ended up killing a total of 185 people. Earthquakes are known as one of the most dangerous natural disasters. This horrific event happened October 15th, 2013. The earthquake hit hardest in the central Philippines, it was reported to be caused by the East Bohol Fault. People act in a response to a natural disaster by gathering resources, spreading word, and government aid.
As a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) group during the tabletop exercise I was afforded the opportunity to take a closer look at segments of FEMA’s emergency response in crisis situations, specifically an earthquake affecting 35,000 people.
By St. Augustine sitting next to body of water, their risk of flooding has increased (St. Johns County GIS Department, n.d.). According to the map above, category 1 is more at risk for flooding, then eventually the flood would flow over to category 2 (St. Johns County GIS Department, n.d.). When hurricanes rise above the levees, rapid rainfall occurs, or even clogged up or outdated drains can all lead to flooding (National Flood Insurance, 2015a). As dams get older, they become weaker and more unstable, which makes them a flood threat (NFIP, 2015b). In 2010, Guana dam in St. Augustine has just reopened, after being closed for several months due to repairs (The St. Augustine Record, 2010). A dam can fail during any time of heavy rain, which
According to the article L’Aquila has a history of experiencing earthquakes. The city’s first deadly attack occurred in 1703. Therefore, it was wrong to sentence these scientists for something that could not full be predicted. The April 2009 earthquake in L’Aquila destroyed the city and left many homeless. The European Commission posted an article in 2012 in which it states that many European countries, such as Italy, Greece, Turkey and Spain are at risk of having the same thing occurring again. According to Earth science professor Seth Stein of Northwestern University in Illinois, “ability to predict an earthquake hazards is lousy.” Scientist cannot accurately predict earthquakes in the short term.
An Earthquake that registered 7.8 on the Richter scale that lasted approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute for the primary quake, and caused catastrophic damage to the City of Berkeley and LPHG. The earthquake was followed by aftershocks of varying strengths, which lasted for 96 hours, and caused the death of 500 people in the City of Berkeley and 31 deaths in LPHG including one of LPHG staff members that died of H1Z1 virus, after contracting the virus that had rampantly spread as a result of the earthquake aftermath.
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Disasters have become an inevitable part of businesses and organizations as well. They not only have a major effect on business and organizational continuity; they also result to an overhaul in organizational operational mechanisms (Awasthy, 2009). It is for this reason that many organizations and business resort to preparing business continuity plans and disaster recovery plans that will facilitate better disaster management in future. Effective disaster recovery plans are important to every business and organization (Thejendra, 2008).