The COPE-Preparedness Newsletter is a compilation of emergency management and preparedness information important to our community stakeholders.

COPE Preparedness Newsletter


In This Issue

Jan 05, 2012 01:28 pm |

Recession hitting nation’s emergency preparedness abilities

Reductions in public health budgets at the federal, state and local levels threaten to further weaken disaster response, a report says.

By Carolyne Krupa, amednews staff

The country has made significant strides since the 2001 terrorist attacks in the ability of physicians, hospitals, health departments and others to respond to ...

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Jan 05, 2012 01:13 pm |

Assembling disaster-preparedness kit can be fun

COPE Preparedness suggests that assembling a disaster-preparedness kit can be fun!

We all know that those New Years resolutions make it to about the third week in January and then are forgotten as quickly as they are made. Maybe if we could make one of those resolutions just a little more fun, ...

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Jan 05, 2012 12:53 pm |

Lessons of the Deepwater Horizon

The latest investigative report on the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, released Wednesday, is an important reminder of industry’s past carelessness and a summons to vigilance in the future. It could not have been more timely, coming just as the Interior Department was concluding its first auction of new ...

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Jan 05, 2012 12:51 pm |

Increase in severe weather has authorities on alert

The increase of severe weather events is having an adverse impact on public health, safety and the economy, according to data compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The data reveals that all 50 states had experienced record-breaking severe weather events in the ...

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Jan 05, 2012 12:19 pm |

Bill Aims to Improve Utilities’ Disaster Preparedness

“We just saw firsthand that our public utilities can do a better job.” By Scott Weber

A California Assembly Member has proposed legislation to improve emergency and disaster preparedness by California’s public utilities following a series of storms earlier this month that left thousands without power for more than a ...

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2) COPE is a collaboration of dedicated professionals, community leaders, and concerned citizens.
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