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  • 2018
  • New public policy priorities for 2018 fall under the following topics: hazards (such as beryllium, silica, and first responder exposure to opioids), assessments (including hazard banding, sensors, and teen workplace safety), and profession (IH Professional Pathways and title protection). (safetyplusinc.net)
  • The storm was the third major hurricane of the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season , as well as the fourth-most intense tropical cyclone on record to make landfall in the United States, behind only the 1935 Labor Day hurricane , Hurricane Camille in 1969, and Hurricane Michael in 2018. (wikipedia.org)
  • storms
  • Connecticut held focus groups and developed multilingual educational materials on carbon monoxide poisoning prevention during power outages and winter storms. (umn.edu)
  • However, climate change is creating a positive feedback loop between increased power demand in the summertime and more frequent and stronger summer storms likely to cause regional power failures. (climateactionroadmap.com)
  • In July 2006, the governor of Missouri sent the National Guard to evacuate people from their sweltering homes after storms knocked out power to nearly half a million St. Louis-area households and businesses in the middle of a heat wave. (climateactionroadmap.com)
  • The final tally of thirteen named storms was above the average of eleven for a season, but the two hurricanes (Ingrid and Humberto) and zero major hurricanes were well below the average from 1950 - 2012 of six and three, respectively. (blogspot.com)
  • The 2013 season ranked as the sixth-least-active Atlantic hurricane season since 1950, in terms of the collective strength and duration of named storms and hurricanes (ACE index), which was just 33% of the 1981 - 2012 average. (blogspot.com)
  • Mexico took a severe beating in 2013, with eight landfalling storms: one hurricane (Ingrid) and two tropical storms (Barry and Fernand) from the Atlantic side, and two hurricanes (Manuel and Barbara), and three tropical storms from the Pacific side. (blogspot.com)
  • Harvey
  • For Hurricane Harvey, we see that most of the damage in the Houston area was due to inland flooding caused by record breaking amounts of rainfall in Southeast Texas. (exponent.com)
  • As the energy capital of the country recovers from flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, the oil and gas industry will begin to assess the impacts to its infrastructure and ask the question: What additional threats need to be considered due to Hurricane Harvey? (exponent.com)
  • The unfortunate truth is that multiple threats may have been created and/or magnified by Harvey, some of which may require an immediate response. (exponent.com)
  • A November 17 newsletter from The Greater Houston Partnership reported that the Texas Workforce Commission documented a loss of 16,000 jobs in Houston in September attributable to Hurricane Harvey, and also that the finance/insurance industry (as well as healthcare industry) were represented as payroll categories reflecting job losses - albeit not as severely as the retail/restaurant industries. (verdenviewpoint.com)
  • Port Arthur, Texas after Hurricane Harvey. (edf.org)
  • Sandy
  • Hurricane Sandy seems to have brought out the latent stupidity in just about everyone in their zeal to get in on the climate alarm resurgence. (wattsupwiththat.com)
  • FARK.com: (7481782) In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, NJ Assemblyman wants stronger utility poles. (fark.com)
  • R esidents are urged to continue to be alert and prepared for possible flash flooding, storm surges and areas of standing water over the next 24-48 hours as the after effects of Hurricane Sandy continue to impact the area. (blogspot.com)
  • Puerto Rico
  • A "Category 4" storm when it hit the island, 1 Maria was the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in almost a century, and it caused significant, widespread damage. (kff.org)
  • Drawing on federal and Puerto Rican government statistics and official statements, along with media reports, this issue brief provides a snapshot of key public health challenges in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. (kff.org)
  • Prior to Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico faced a number of economic and public health challenges. (kff.org)
  • Natural News ) At least 10 trailers loaded with water, baby supplies, and food that was donated to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico was found rotting outside of the state elections office there. (naturalnews.com)
  • Irma
  • While cranes are designed for winds that might be expected during a short construction period, Hurricane Irma winds in many areas exceeded these speeds. (exponent.com)
  • peak
  • As average summer temperatures rise, as they have for the past 15 years, more utility customers are using electricity to power their air-conditioning (AC) units, thus putting increased pressure on power system summer peak loads. (climateactionroadmap.com)
  • In fact, much of the need for the new (often natural gas-fired) power plants in the past two decades has arisen to meet growing summertime peak demand loads, largely driven by higher AC usage. (climateactionroadmap.com)
  • disaster
  • To assess the impact of storm-related CO exposures and to enhance prevention efforts, CDC analyzed data from five disparate surveillance sources on CO exposures reported during September 13--26 in counties of southeast Texas that were declared disaster areas by the federal government. (cdc.gov)
  • Having a solid disaster plan with an Emergency Response Manual (ERM) is key to determining how a business survives and recovers. (ohsonline.com)
  • Our experience applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to disaster response can be of great value to insurance catastrophe managers, who require full information to manage the carrier's response in an inherently chaotic situation. (exponent.com)
  • Insurers know that the best thing they can do in response to a disaster is to ensure their members have access to the benefits of their plan quickly and easily. (verdenviewpoint.com)
  • A national toolkit helps emergency managers improve disaster response to Latino Americans and recent immigrants . (umn.edu)
  • Registration is now open for EmComm East , an ARRL-sanctioned Amateur Radio emergency communications conference where amateur operators involved in emergency, disaster response and recovery communications can attend training sessions on technical topics, learn from served agencies, and interact with other operators from all over the area. (arrl.org)
  • The deadliest shipping disaster involving a U.S.-flagged vessel in more than 30 years was caused by a captain's failure to avoid sailing into a hurricane despite numerous opportunities to route a course away from hazardous weather, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced during a public meeting Tuesday. (safetyplusinc.net)
  • surveillance
  • This report describes the results of that analysis, which indicated that one data source, Texas poison centers, received reports of 54 persons with storm-related CO exposures during the surveillance period. (cdc.gov)
  • counties
  • We found that the rural counties, predominantly served by rural electric cooperatives and municipally owned utilities, experienced longer power outages and much slower and uneven restoration times. (springer.com)
  • deadliest
  • The deadliest and most expensive Atlantic storm of 2013 was Hurricane Ingrid, which weakened to a tropical storm with 65 mph winds before hitting Mexico about 200 miles south of the Texas border on September 16, 2013. (blogspot.com)
  • prevention
  • These findings underscore the need for effective prevention messages during storm preparation, warnings, and response periods regarding the correct use of generators and the installation and maintenance of battery-powered CO detectors. (cdc.gov)
  • deaths
  • Only poison center calls and deaths associated with CO exposures deemed to be unintentional were included in this analysis. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition to providing poison center call data, TDSHS also provided CDC with information on storm-related deaths with CO exposure listed as the cause of death. (cdc.gov)
  • People struggled to survive in the aftermath of the hurricane, with an extra 1,427 reported deaths on the island in the months following the storm - a number that is 20 times greater than initially reported . (naturalnews.com)
  • Understanding how rural areas are different when it comes to drug use and drug overdose deaths, including opioids, can help public health professionals identify, monitor, and prioritize their response to this epidemic. (govdelivery.com)
  • storm
  • For this analysis, a storm-related CO exposure was defined as evidence of inhalation of CO (e.g., self-reported activation of a CO detector) that was related to the storm. (cdc.gov)
  • Though Florence was downgraded to Category 2 on Wednesday night, the National Hurricane Center says it's still an "extremely dangerous major hurricane" that's expected to bring "life-threatening storm surge"-as high as 13 feet in some places-and as much as 40 inches of rain, which "would produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding. (newrepublic.com)
  • Structures located along the coastlines of hurricane-prone regions such as the U.S. Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard are at great risk during large storm events (including hurricanes) because of high water levels, which have the potential to inundate vast areas. (exponent.com)
  • Six months after the storm more than 100,000 residents were still without power. (naturalnews.com)
  • They want to give readers the impression that they can use their grid-tied solar power system after a storm to get electricity, I'm here to tell you that claim is absolute bunk . (wattsupwiththat.com)
  • The storm strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane over the warm waters of the Gulf, but weakened before making its second landfall as a Category 3 hurricane on August 29, over southeast Louisiana and Mississippi . (wikipedia.org)
  • and yet, when everyone else around us loses power during a storm, we don't, because our wires are buried. (fark.com)
  • aftermath
  • In the aftermath of the Texas hurricane, Aetna and Humana went the extra mile and offered additional "employee-assistance plan-type services, including resource allocation services, to all members of the affected communities" . (verdenviewpoint.com)
  • solar power
  • I have a grid tied solar power system on my home. (wattsupwiththat.com)
  • I had one on my previous home, and I orchestrated the first ever solar power system for our local school district. (wattsupwiththat.com)
  • But the governor's proposed budget this year reveals an uneven focus: major investments in areas like energy efficiency and solar power are coupled with what advocates say is woefully inadequate support for core environmental programs that are on the front-line of the state's response to climate change. (gothamgazette.com)
  • vulnerable
  • When our power industry is unable to perform its most basic mission of supplying safe, affordable and reliable power, we need to ask whether it is really sensible to run the 21st century by using an antiquated and vulnerable system of copper wires and wooden poles. (wattsupwiththat.com)
  • Loss of shelter leaves people vulnerable to insect exposure, heat, and other environmental hazards. (cdc.gov)
  • infrastructure
  • Large-scale damage to the power infrastructure from hurricanes and high-wind events can have devastating ripple effects on infrastructure, the broader economy, households, communities, and regions. (springer.com)
  • Hurricanes regularly impact communities and infrastructure systems along the U.S. coast, leading to substantial damage. (gwu.edu)
  • Matthew
  • At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 33.0 North, longitude 79.4 West. (theatlantic.com)
  • Although weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, Matthew is expected to remain near hurricane strength while the center is near the coasts of South Carolina and North Carolina. (theatlantic.com)
  • Normally access here is not easy, and with a hurricane the strength of Matthew it will become more difficult. (theatlantic.com)
  • communities
  • The findings from our study have broader planning and policy relevance beyond our case study area, and highlight the need for additional research to deepen our understanding of how power restoration after hurricanes contributes to and is impacted by the socioeconomic vulnerabilities of communities. (springer.com)
  • National Hurric
  • According to the National Hurricane Center, Florence is expected to travel directly through North Carolina's coastal lowlands, where much of the state's 9 million hogs are raised. (newrepublic.com)
  • households
  • On September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike struck the coast of Texas, leaving approximately 2.3 million households in the southeastern portion of the state without electricity ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • impact
  • EPA researchers are tapping powerful, high-tech computer systems and models to better determine how prenatal exposure to environmental factors might impact embryo and fetal development. (epa.gov)
  • electrical
  • Six days later, 1.3 million homes were still without electrical power ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • A power failure or outage is the short or long term loss of electrical power. (fairfieldct.org)
  • The issue is this, if you have grid tied power sources running in your neighborhood, and they are producing power, anyone who isn't careful doing electrical work could get electrocuted thinking that after they pulled the main breaker, there is no power in the wires. (wattsupwiththat.com)
  • emergency response
  • Preparing your Emergency Response Plan and conducting regular drills and exercises will allow you to fine-tune your response so that, should an incident occur, you can quickly respond in a way that best fits the needs of your workers. (ohsonline.com)
  • Beatty ME, Phelps S, Rohner C, Weisfuse I (2006) Blackout of 2003: public health effects and emergency response. (springer.com)
  • The community has an energetic CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program, along with a vital Amateur Radio communications support group. (arrl.org)
  • Thirteen sites have received cleanups under EPA direction from the Emergency Response and Removal Branch. (scdhec.gov)
  • high
  • Power intensive industries, such as aluminum smelters and manufacturing, were shut down, and the confidence of firms with high power-reliability requirements, such as computer chip manufacturers, was shaken. (climateactionroadmap.com)
  • High heat triggered public health concerns and led to power outages in the California Central Valley, the buckling of highways in West Sacramento, and the cancelation of 50 flights out of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport for American Airlines alone. (edf.org)
  • effects
  • Hurricanes can have both near and long-term effects on public health (see Box 1). (kff.org)
  • Working on EPA's Virtual Embryo (v-Embryo™) project, they create computer models of developing body systems and combine them with data from a number of EPA studies and toxicity databases to "virtually" examine the effects of a variety of prenatal exposures. (epa.gov)
  • grid
  • Some of our neighbors have taken matters into their own hands, purchasing portable gas-powered generators in order to give themselves varying degrees of "grid independence. (wattsupwiththat.com)
  • Having spent our careers in and around the power industry, we believe there is a better way to secure grid independence for our homes and businesses. (wattsupwiththat.com)
  • Electricity-producing photovoltaic panels installed on houses, on the roofs of warehouses and big box stores and over parking lots can be wired so that they deliver power when the grid fails. (wattsupwiththat.com)
  • widespread
  • There were also widespread criticisms and investigations of the emergency responses from federal, state and local governments, which resulted in the resignations of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director Michael D. Brown and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Eddie Compass . (wikipedia.org)
  • million
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas , the biggest insurer in the state, pledged $1 million in hurricane relief funds and went a step beyond the standard approach of assigning a team to answer incoming calls by also making outbound calls to some of their 1.5 million affected members offering help with emergency services. (verdenviewpoint.com)
  • Power outages were felt in 11 states (over 80 million people) that took some places more than five days to restore. (climateactionroadmap.com)
  • drinking water
  • Feces is a breeding ground for bacterial pathogens like salmonella and giardia , and exposure via drinking water could cause experience a number of gastrointestinal problems. (newrepublic.com)
  • season
  • The approximately 90-minute session will address the role of Amateur Radio during the 2015 Hurricane Season. (arrl.org)
  • Among those registered was FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, KK4INZ, who posted his attendance on his Twitter feed: "Enjoyed joining other hams for training to prepare for the 2013 Hurricane Season. (arrl.org)
  • November 30th marks the end of hurricane season and beginning of the holiday season. (floridahealth.gov)
  • source
  • exercise tested public health's ability to identify the biological agent and the source of exposure and to plan for a medical response. (arrl.org)
  • public
  • During Hurricane Floyd in 1999, the manure lagoons from dozens of hog farms spilled "over thousands of acres of private and public lands and into the watersheds of four rivers that feed the second-largest estuary system in the nation," according to the environmental news site Coastal Review. (newrepublic.com)
  • a summary of Hurricane Watch Net activity by Net Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, and the importance of publicizing Amateur Radio communication support by ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X. (arrl.org)
  • areas
  • Damaged or impassable roads and destroyed bridges connecting Port-au-Prince with the hurricane-hit areas are posing a challenge. (theatlantic.com)
  • electricity
  • The offices have been serving as a collection center for the donations that have been coming in from around the country for victims of the hurricanes that hit the island last year, leaving people without electricity or running water for weeks and months. (naturalnews.com)