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Preparedness

The act of taking steps to ensure that if and when disaster strikes a community, family, business, etc., has done something to help respond to the hazard.  

As dangerous temperatures hit the northeast, Mayor Michelle Wu has declared a heat emergency for Boston. Officials across the region have ended the school year early and urged caution as the mercury rises.
What could become the first named storm of hurricane season had wind speeds of 40 mph as of Tuesday morning and triggered a tropical storm warning on the Texas coast.
Ahead of what's forecast to be an active hurricane season, the Florida Division of Emergency Management is ready with digitized services for residents and connections to Starlink satellites to ensure reliable Internet.
A state audit found that a public online college based in New Britain, Conn., was at high risk of cyber attack or other disasters due to a lack of comprehensive risk assessment or regular threat assessments.
School administrators are being inundated with offers of the latest technology to help keep their schools safe. A panel of experts discussed the first steps to acquiring grants and using them for the right purpose.
Firefighter staffing shortages come in contrast to the increased amount of work on their plates. Calls now range from wildland fires to motor vehicle accidents to medical problems that would never have prompted a call years ago.
Tornados can happen at any time and that’s why the National Weather Service will be issuing two fake warnings today on social media. The idea is to make people aware that they need to make preparedness plans and practice them.
The plan is currently in draft form until it is approved by both the state and federal government. Then, it will go before the Kane County Board and the boards of cities and villages across the county for approval.
The National Weather Service advises residents who live in a flood-prone area or are currently camping in a low-lying zone that it is crucial to promptly seek higher ground. If told to evacuate, do so immediately.
The company, in business for eight years, sells software for records management and response. First Due also serves state and local customers, along with the Department of Defense and other agencies.