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Dec 09, 2012 12:20 pm |

Give the Gift of Disaster Preparedness

It is this time of year, after Thanksgiving, that everyone gets serious about figuring out what gifts to give their loved ones.  Especially, what to get Dad or Mom who have everything they need.  It can be a challenge–for sure.  As kids turn into teenagers there are only certain things they want, ...

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Dec 09, 2012 12:18 pm |

The Preparedness Message Isn’t Reaching the Public

By: Jim McKay

Americans have a false sense of security when it comes to disasters, and should they become victims, most haven’t taken steps to help themselves during the first few days after one strikes. Experts say either the preparedness message isn’t getting across, or the wrong message is being sent.

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Dec 09, 2012 12:17 pm |

Is Technology the Fix to America’s Infrastructure Crisis?

By: Noelle Knell

America’s infrastructure is at a crisis point, as illustrated by the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis on Aug. 1, 2007. During that Wednesday evening’s rush hour, the bridge spanning the Mississippi River suddenly gave way, killing 13 people and injuring 145.

For 17 years leading up to the collapse, ...

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Dec 09, 2012 12:16 pm |

Southern California Hospitals Collaborate on Disaster Planning

Hospitals in Southern California are collaborating on disaster preparedness plans, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports.

Background: State regulations require hospitals to have 24 hours of backup power in the case of a sudden loss of power during a disaster.

However, most Southern California hospitals say that they have enough resources to operate ...

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Dec 09, 2012 12:15 pm |

Sandy proved the wisdom of business disaster prep

Article by: THE ECONOMIST

Hurricane Sandy was another test of how well businesses can keep going when disaster strikes.

Goldman Sachs’ latest shrewd investment was in sandbags and backup electricity generators.

As superstorm Sandy approached New York, the bags were stacked around its headquarters. It was one of the few offices in ...

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Dec 09, 2012 12:00 pm |

At the Center for Architecture, Addressing the Role of Design After the Storm

A panel convened Thursday night by the New York Chapter of the AIA tackled difficult planning questions raised in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. By Asad Syrkett

As visitors to the Center for Architecture—the Lower Manhattan home of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY)—awaited the start of ...

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Recent Stories

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Local Disaster Preparedness Resources and Facts

Who Are We?


1) COPE is a 501c3 non-profit with a mission: "Promoting Emergency Preparedness through Proactive Community Outreach".
2) COPE is a collaboration of dedicated professionals, community leaders, and concerned citizens.
3) COPE provides preparedness training programs and community forums.

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