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Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, NJ
>>A large scale joint exercise will take place this week at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center this week. The exercise will simulate a suicide bomber attack on the Training Center and will involve coordination among numerous law enforcement, emergency management, and military organizations. Over 41,000 people visit the center annually. I would refer you to the U.S. Coast Guard website for a more complete overview of the exercise.

2012 Drought hits Farms >>About 80 percent of agricultural land experiened drought in 2012, which made the 2012 drought more extensive than any since the 1950s. As of mid-August 2012, 60 percent of farms in the United States were experiencing drought. About 17 percent of farms were in counties where most of the land is under moderate drought; 15 percent of farms were experiencing severe drought; and 28 percent were experiencing extreme or exceptional drought. Read more about it at the USDA website. 01/14/2013    



Tips to Prevent Spread of the Flu
>> The flu continues nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published tips for everyday preventative actions you can take to help prevent the spread of the flu.

Flu Across the Nation
>>The seasonal flu activity remains high as reported by the Centers for Disease Control.  The CDC information on the Flu includes information on Flu Basics, Flu Prevention, treatment, and other free resources you might find useful.  Visit the CDC Website on Flu for further information.



Severe Weather and Heavy Rain
>>The National Weather Service reports Severe Weather Outbreak and Heavy Rain Event to Ramp up Sunday in the Central U.S.



FEMA Urges Preparedness ahead of Severe Weather
>> As severe weather makes its way across the United States this week, FEMA is urging residents to make preparations to ensure they are prepared for severe weather. Please visit the FEMA Website and read the press release.

Social Security Benefits?
>> Does Disaster Aid affect your Social Security or Medicaid Benefits?  FEMA says no.  Read their press release for further information.



Campus Fire Safety Tips
>>The State of Connecticut Fire Administrator has compiled tips for schools and campuses to use relative to fire safety.  Often university and college students last training on fire safety was in grammar school.  The Fire Administrator believes it is important for these students with their new freedom to be reminded of fire safety tips.  View the tips on the state website.

Ready Wrigley (from CDC)
>>So here we are in the middle of Hurricane season.  So far, the 2013 season has been fairly quiet and uneventful. It’s a good idea, however, to keep the thoughts of hurricanes on the top of our minds.  With this in mind, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has created and released a coloring book for children that helps to explain hurricanes, what they are, how to prepare, and how to react to them.  This book uses a cute little dog…
more 07/23/2013



DRI 2014 Professionals Conference
DRI International 2014 Professionals Conference
May 18-21, 2014
Hyatt Regency,
Atlanta, Georgia
Visit the website for more information.






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