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Description : The Best Guide For Preparing And Surviving A Disaster There are many kinds of disasters. Some are natural and some are results of human activities. Humans are always at risk whether they believe it or not. Coastal states fear tsunamis. Countries within the Ring of Fire fear the effects of volcanic eruptions. Deserts and landlocked areas are prone to sand storms while snow-covered countries are prone to blizzards. There are also hurricanes wreaking havoc in their wake all the world. Aside from these natural disasters, man-made disasters such as terrorism, outbreak of viruses, wars, and others pose risks to a lot of people. Through the course of history, you can see that disasters left humans helpless to the point that they are unable to tend to themselves and their families leaving many casualties behind.
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Description : Have you ever been in an earthquake or hurricane? Have you witnessed the horror of a raging forest fire or a house burning down? Have you felt the panic when you realized you were lost in the wilderness? Have you experienced a medical emergency in an area where no help was available? Sometimes you can avoid creating a disaster by preparing properly for a trip or hike. Other disasters occur with little or no warning. Hurricanes, for example, can be predicted, but sometimes they change course or grow in intensity beyond what was expected. Even though a disaster can strike anytime without warning, you can be prepared. You can maintain a good supply of water, food, and other supplies, and get some training from your local CERT group. Your road to disaster preparedness begins with knowledge. Virtually everyone has the Internet at their fingertips these days, and you can use tools such as search engines and mapping software to learn more about the area in which you live. This book will give you the knowledge and tools you need to help weather any disaster likely to strike in your area. Be prepared: read this book and change your habits.
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Description : After the devastation and horror of Hurricane Katrina, local and federal authorities stated that they cannot help everyone during a natural disaster, flu pandemic, or bioterrorist attack, so individuals must be able to help themselves. Will you be prepared? Do you know your proposed evacuation route, or how long you can survive in your house? "Red Alert: Becoming Self-Sufficient for the Next Bioterrorist Attack and Flu Pandemic" provides details to help you plan for the next catastrophe. It also breaks down the exact threats likely to occur, and includes an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to becoming self-sufficient within twelve weeks to survive the next pandemic or bioterrorist attack. "Red Alert" includes sections on home emergency kits, plans for pets, and facts about the most likely epidemics and pandemics. Politicians and scientific experts have said not to wonder whether these attacks will occur, but when. With "Red Alert," you can develop a response plan. Don't wait another moment-be prepared!
Description : A new book to help senior executives and boards get smart about risk management The ability of businesses to survive and thrive often requires unconventional thinking and calculated risk taking. The key is to make the right decisions—even under the most risky, uncertain, and turbulent conditions. In the new book, Surviving and Thriving in Uncertainty: Creating the Risk Intelligent Enterprise, authors Rick Funston and Steve Wagner suggest that effective risk taking is needed in order to innovate, stay competitive, and drive value creation. Based on their combined decades of experience as practitioners, consultants, and advisors to numerous business professionals throughout the world, Funston and Wagner discuss the adoption of 10 essential and practical skills, which will improve agility, resilience, and realize benefits: Challenging basic business assumptions can help identify "Black Swans" and provide first-mover advantage Defining the corporate risk appetite and risk tolerances can help reduce the risk of ruin. Anticipating potential causes of failure can improve chances of survival and success through improved preparedness. Factoring in velocity and momentum can improve speed of response and recovery. Verifying sources and the reliability of information can improve insights for decision making and thus decision quality. Taking a longer-term perspective can aid in identifying the potential unintended consequences of short-term decisions.
Description : In Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace, Michael Renner and Zoe Chafe examine the recent experiences of Indonesia's Aceh province, Sri Lanka, and Kashmir, among others, and suggest ways to better integrate disaster and conflict responses.The authors note that the human toll taken by natural disasters is increasing, adding to the list of deadly challenges faced by poor communities and countries worldwide. Recorded disasters nearly doubled between 1987 and 2006, while the number of people affected by these disasters increased more than 10 percent. Women, children, and the elderly are among those most vulnerable.The report concludes that the intersection of disasters, conflict, and peacemaking requires interdisciplinary responses from governments, international donors, and civil society.