1948 years ago in AD 63 an earthquake in southern Italy by the gulf of Naples seriously damaged the ancient city of Pompeii causing an undetermined number of deaths and spread out destruction, but the locals went to work rebuilding in the same spot until they were buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano 16 years later in AD 79.
Galveston TX Hurricanes
Average Brushed or hit every 2.94 years Average Direct hit every 8.63 years
The Great Storm of 1900 - Sep 8th 1900 - Pop: 42,000 residents Category 4 @ 135 mph -Great loss of life between 6,000 and 12,000 individuals – officially 8,000
The 1915 Storm, August 17th, Category 4 @ 135 mph 42 people dead in the Galveston area
$60 - 1915 million dollars in damage
Ike Sep 13th 2008 - The third most destructive hurricane to ever make landfall in the United States Final landfall in Galveston Texas as a strong cat 2 with cat 5 equivalent storm surge winds extended 120 miles from the center.
Blamed for at least 195 deaths – 74 in Haiti and 112 in the USA 300 still missing. - Damages estimated at 24 billion (2008) US Dollars
Resulted in the largest evacuation in the state of Texas history and the largest search and rescue operation in US history
Chernobyl, An Experiment Gone Wrong
On Saturday, April 26th, 1986 at 1:23 am, one of the reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded. Ironically, the experiment consisted in testing how the power plant would respond in the event of an accident. The operators at the plant wanted to bring down the power output of the reactor to 25%, but over-confidence, poor training and poor knowledge of how a reactor works caused them to overdo it, and they ended up bringing down the power output to 1%. When they then tried to bring it up to 25%, the reactor overheated and exploded causing the worst nuclear accident in history.
Small Businesses: More Small & Medium Size Businesses
Small Businesses: Small Bussiness Preparedness
Small Businesses: This is a very serious issue
For most of us, Personal Computers (PCs) have become a part of our everyday life and we depend on them on everything we do; from entertainment, news, weather information, email, online banking, stock transactions, balancing our budgets, airline reservations, communications, Instant Messenger - tasks and activities that could not be done without the convenient assistance of Personal Computers.
Small Businesses: DHS Small Business Preparedness
May 20, 2008
Contact: DHS Press Office (202) 282-8010
HOMELAND SECURITY URGES SMALL BUSINESSES TO ‘DEFINE THEIR DAY AFTER’ THROUGH NEW PUBLIC SERVICE ADVERTISEMENTS
"Rikers Island jails still running on generators," Newsday, 7/21/2006
"Power outage hit more than 100,000, mayor says," Newsday, 7/22/2006
"Queens Areas Stew on 4th Day Without Power," New York Times, 7/21/2006
Con Edison's "Initial Report On The Power Outages In Northwest Queens In July 2006"
10/16/06 10:25 EDT
Copyright 2006 The Associated Press.