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                    Emergency Manager’s Weekly Report
                                4-23-10
(The articles, reports and additional information contained in this edition were collected
                                   from 4-16 to 4-23)

  “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but
                         planning is indispensable.”
                                   Dwight D. Eisenhower




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                                  Table of Contents
Contributions                                                                          3

Haiti and Chile Earthquake                                                             4

Iceland Volcano                                                                        5

China Earthquake                                                                       9

Oklahoma City Terrorist Attack Anniversary                                             10

U.S. News Reports                                                                      11

Emergency Management                                                                   11
Homeland Security, Defense and National Security                                       15
Campus Safety and Security                                                             18
Special Needs                                                                          19
Hazard Research and News                                                               20
Public Safety Communications, Interoperability, 3-1-1 and 9-1-1 News                   21
Other                                                                                  22

International News Stories                                                             23

Civil Preparedness, Security and Humanitarian Affairs                                  23
Hazard Research and News                                                               25
International Affairs                                                                  26

Global Warming/Climate Change News Articles (U.S. and International)                   27

Alternate Energy Research and Development News                                         28

Reports                                                                                29

Additional Information                                                                 30




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                                     Contributions
The following individuals or groups contribute to the Emergency Manager‟s Weekly
Report.

Editor
    Steve Detwiler

Regular Contributors
    International Association of                         Gregory Banner
      Emergency Managers                                  Arthur Rabjohn
    National Emergency                                   Martha Braddock
      Management Association                              Bill Firestone
    Florida Emergency                                    Ed Kostiuk
      Preparedness Association                            Kenny Shaw
    Emergency Management                                 Robin Storm
      Institute, Higher Education                         Hal Newman
      Program                                             Dave Bujak
    Montgomery County, PA                                Brendan McCluskey
      Department of Public Safety                         Dean Larson
    Natural Hazards Center                               Chris Floyd
    U.S. Department of Homeland                          Michael Gregory
      Security                                            Russell Manning
    Interagency Coordinating                             CNN
      Council on Emergency
                                                          MSNBC
      Preparedness and Individuals
                                                          Associated Press
      with Disabilities
                                                          Reuters
    National Organization on
      Disabilities, Emergency                             USAToday
      Preparedness Initiative                             Time
    EAD & Associates, LLC                                Drudge Report
    Emergency Information                                Central Florida News 13
      Infrastructure Project                              Orlando Sentinel
    ProtectingAmerica.org                                LA Times
    U.S. Access Board                                    Government Executive
    Florida Division of Emergency                        BBC
      Management                                          Homeland 1
    National Congress for Secure                         Federal Computer Weekly
      Communities                                         Firehouse Magazine
    Fire Chief‟s Command Post                            United National
    American City and County                             Emergency Management
    APCO International                                    Magazine
    The Institute of the North                           Sign on San Diego
    National Hydrologic Warning                          Homeland Security Today
      Council                                             ReliefWeb
    Mahila Partnership                                   Big Medicine
    Dave Freeman


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                             Haiti and Chile Earthquake
UN: 4 dead in Spanish helicopter crash in Haiti
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/apr/16/un-4-dead-in-spanish-helicopter-
crash-in-haiti/

Chile's Pinera announces $8.43B plan to rebuild
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-
bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/04/16/financial/f144448D44.DTL&type=science

Haiti denies charges dropped against American missionaries
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/04/16/haiti.missionaries/index.html?hpt=T2

Chile: Rebuilding after the Earthquake
http://www.internews.org/articles/2010/20100325_wbez_chile.shtm

Haiti lawmakers OK Clinton-led rebuilding panel
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/15/1581788/late-shipment-leaves-haitians.html

Haitian orphans describe their hopes for the future
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/04/19/wall.lighthouse/index.html?hpt=C2

Austinite tapped to lead Haiti recovery comes home
http://www.statesman.com/news/local/austinite-tapped-to-lead-haiti-recovery-comes-
home-582634.html?page=2

Positive Pop for Haiti Relief
http://crs-blog.org/positive-pop-for-haiti-relief/

US military operation in Haiti draws to close
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/19/AR2010041902186.html?hpid=sec-nation

An Enduring Partnership for the Future of Haiti
http://www.dodlive.mil/index.php/2010/04/an-enduring-partnership-for-the-future-of-haiti/

Haiti quake victims to receive knock-off goods
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/04/21/haiti.seized.goods/index.html?hpt=Sb
in

New and improved: Rebuilding a disaster zone
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/architecture/new-and-improved-
rebuilding-a-disaster-zone-1948094.html




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                                   Iceland Volcano
Iceland volcano: Why a cloud of ash has grounded flights
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8621992.stm

How an Icelandic volcano helped spark the French Revolution
http://m.guardian.co.uk/?id=102202&story=http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/15/
iceland-volcano-weather-french-revolution

Low health risk from volcano ash, experts say
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/04/16/europe.volcano.health/index.html?hpt=
T1

Volcano spews more ash, spawns wider flight chaos
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100417/ap_on_bi_ge/eu_iceland_volcano

Ash fall in Iceland could contaminate drinking water: experts
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.c4773885b0f4ad2b6a7a4623e7ea3e85.4e
1&show_article=1

Volcano forces US army to reroute medical flights
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100416/pl_afp/icelandvolcanoaviationusmilitaryafghanist
an_20100416162655

Volcano illustrates world's interconnectedness
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/apr/16/volcano-illustrates-worlds-
interconnectedness/

Stranded Norway PM Turns To iPad To Govern
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/16/tech/main6403059.shtml?tag=cbsnewsLea
dStoriesAreaMain;cbsnewsLeadStoriesHeadlines

Iceland volcano unlikely to slow global warming: scientists
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100416/sc_afp/icelandvolcanoaviationclimate_20100416
185632

Impact of volcanic ash surfacing for US businesses
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-
bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/04/16/financial/f132737D00.DTL&type=science#ixzz0lSuoUS
9Z

Experts update ash health advice
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8624806.stm

The eruption that changed Iceland forever
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8624791.stm

How volcanoes can change the world
http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/04/16/darrigo.volcano.impact/index.html?hpt=C2

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Europe's transport system feels strain as disruption continues
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/04/16/europe.travel.chaos/index.html?hpt=T1

Obama cancels Poland trip due to volcano fallout
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100417/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_poland

KLM pushes to resume flights after ash tests
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100418/ap_on_re_eu/eu_iceland_volcano_125

SeaWorld offers free admission to tourists stranded by volcanic eruption
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/os-sea-world-free-admission-volcano-
20100417,0,988828.story

Hundreds flee flood in Iceland volcano zone
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8624748.stm

Europe Cuts 77% of Flights; Relief May Come April 22
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a7A5oddACnL4

Volcanic ash cloud: dust falls across Britain
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/7600918/Volcanic-ash-cloud-dust-falls-
across-Britain.html

Iceland's farmers try to save herds from ash
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36630753/ns/world_news-europe/

Inside the Icelandic Ash Storm- Video
http://news.yahoo.com/video/weather-15749664/19206134

Grounded European travelers add to itinerary just to get home
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/04/18/iceland.flights.volcano/index.html?hpt=C1

MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND NYC & COMPANY OFFER TRAVEL ASSISTANCE TO
VISITORS EXTENDING THEIR STAYS IN NEW YORK BECAUSE OF THE ICELAND
VOLCANO
http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.c0935b9a57bb4ef3daf2f1c701c789a0/in
dex.jsp?pageID=mayor_press_release&catID=1194&doc_name=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.
nyc.gov%2Fhtml%2Fom%2Fhtml%2F2010a%2Fpr162-
10.html&cc=unused1978&rc=1194&ndi=1

Volcano casts cloud over European economy
http://www.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/04/19/volcano.economic.impact/index.html

European officials to ease ash-related flight restrictions
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/19/AR2010041901101.html?hpid=topnews



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Disney joins SeaWorld offering free passes to travelers stranded by volcano
http://thedailydisney.com/blog/2010/04/disney-joins-seaworld-offering-free-passes-to-
travelers-stranded-by-volcano/

Gloucestershire research team flies to volcanic plume
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/8624769.stm

In a Warmer World, Iceland‟s Volcanoes May Get Even Livelier
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2010/04/19/in-a-warmer-world-icelands-
volcanoes-may-get-even-livelier/

Volcanic Ash Gives Jet Engine a Turbocharge
http://news.discovery.com/earth/volcanic-ash-gives-jet-engine-a-turbocharge.html

Social Media Sites Help Volcano-Stranded Travelers
http://news.discovery.com/tech/social-media-sites-help-volcano-stranded-travelers.html

Why Volcanic Ash Threatens Air Travel
http://news.discovery.com/tech/why-volcanic-ash-threatens-air-travel.html

ESA's new satellite image of ash spewing from Iceland's volcano
http://www.physorg.com/news190895228.html

Iceland eruption tapering off, spewing lava and less ash
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100419/sc_afp/icelandvolcanoeruptiondiminish_2010041
9195218

Ash not expected to blow toward North America
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100419/ap_on_sc/sci_volcano_q_a

Airlines, scientists split over impact of ash
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100419/sc_nm/us_europe_air_facts

Icelandic volcano: The impact is broad, but could be worse
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2010-04-19-1Avolcano19_CV_N.htm

That volcano could also mess up satellite comms, experts warn
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/apr/15/iceland-volcano-satellites-
warning

Web links strangers helping travelers
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/04/20/stranded.traveler.help/index.html?hpt=C1

Restless volcano may upset Europe for months
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36668054/ns/travel-news/

Volcano ash creates logistics headache for military
http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2010/04/20/2275058.aspx


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For travelers stranded in U.S. by volcano, a flight home can't come too soon
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/20/AR2010042005227.html?hpid=artslot

Recriminations erupt in ash-fueled aviation crisis
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100421/ap_on_bi_ge/eu_iceland_volcano

Threat of new, larger Icelandic eruption looms
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_volcano_science

Scientists find it difficult to predict volcano behavior
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/21/AR2010042102100.html

Volcanic Ash Cloud Stops Exotic Food Imports to Britain
http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100421/wl_time/08599198330800




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                                  China Earthquake
Low supplies slow China earthquake rescue efforts
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100415/ap_on_re_as/as_china_earthquake

Disastrous China Earthquake Not Related to 2008 Sichuan Quake, Geologists Say
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2010/04/15/disastrous-china-earthquake-
not-related-to-2008-sichuan-quake-geologists-say/

Foreshock May Have Preceded China Quake
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126010325&ft=3&f=1007

Cultural tensions hinder China quake relief
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36596947/ns/world_news-asiapacific/

China quake dead cremated, in break with tradition
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100417/ap_on_re_as/as_china_earthquake

Young China quake survivor survived by sleeping in
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100417/ap_on_re_as/as_china_earthquake

China eager to show it's doing its best to aid Tibet quake victims
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/15/world/la-fgw-china-quake16-2010apr16

Chinese premier visits quake zone as death toll climbs
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/04/15/china.quake/index.html?hpt=Sbin

Dalai Lama seeks to visit quake-ravaged area of China
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/04/17/china.quake.dalai.lama/index.html?hpt
=T2

China quake death toll rises to nearly 2,000
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/19/china-quake-toll-rises-to-nearly-2000/?hpt=Sbin

3 rescued, 5 days after China quake killed 2,000
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100420/ap_on_re_as/as_china_earthquake_105

Inside China's quake zone: Misery, heroism
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/04/21/china.quake.photos/index.html?hpt=C1

Day of mourning for China's earthquake victims
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/20/AR2010042005936.html?hpid=sec-world

Sleeping in cars to get aid to China quake survivors
http://blog.caritas.org/2010/04/21/getaidtochinaquakesurvivors/




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               Oklahoma City Terrorist Attack Anniversary
Okla. bombing victims' children build new lives
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100419/ap_on_re_us/us_oklahoma_city_bombing_the_ch
ildren

Oklahoma Remembers- Audio Tape
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwgs/news.newsmain/article/0/6606/1637693/Local..a
nd..Regional/Oklahoma.Remembers

Oklahoma City marks 15 years since bombing
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-
bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/04/19/national/a054911D07.DTL&tsp=1

A Voice from the Grave
http://www.newsweek.com/id/236615

April 19: A History of Violence
http://news.discovery.com/history/april-19-a-history-of-violence.html




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                                 U.S. News Reports

Emergency Management

Testing the Viability of Unmanned Aerial Systems at Home
http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Testing-Unmanned-Aerial-Systems.html

FEMA Administrator Fugate Addresses Preparedness Conference In Louisiana
http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=50964%20

LA preparing for nuclear attack (California)
http://www.homeland1.com/emergency-management-training/articles/807054-LA-
preparing-for-nuclear-attack/

Lack of multi-agency coordination cited in Colo. firefighter deaths
http://www.homeland1.com/homeland-security-products/emergency-
communications/articles/808387-lack-of-multi-agency-coordination-cited-in-colo-
firefighter-deaths/

The Importance of an Agency‟s No. 2 Person in Charge
http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/No-2-Person-in-Charge.html

FEMA Administrator Fugate Applauds President Obama's Appointment Of Andrew
Velasquez III As Regional Administrator
http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=50970

Criticism of recovery management contract rooted in ignorance, Ray Nagin
administration contends (Louisiana)
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/04/criticism_of_recovery_manageme.html

Federal Emergency Management Agency faces own fiscal emergency
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35836.html

IAFC Launches Wildfire Preparedness Initiative
http://ehstoday.com/fire_emergencyresponse/fire/iafc-wildfire-preparedness-initiative-
0412/

Towns reject FEMA flood buyouts, despite benefits
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100417/ap_on_re_us/us_midwest_flood_buyouts

26 Pa. counties to split $50M in federal aid for snowstorms
http://www.homeland1.com/homeland-security-grants-funding/articles/809058-26-Pa-
counties-to-split-50M-in-federal-aid-for-snowstorms/

Discovery Education Honored with Three 2010 BESSIE Awards
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/aboutus/newsArticle.cfm?news_id=613

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO THE RESCUE! (TENNESSEE)
http://www.ucdailynews.com/news/local/91649634.html

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FDNY Hosts West Point Cadets for a Functional Exercise (New York)
http://nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2010/042010a.shtml

L.A. City Firefighters Hold Earthquake Drill (California)
http://cbs2.com/local/Los.Angeles.Firefighters.2.1641403.html

General Physics Corporation Awarded Emergency Responder Work
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/General-Physics-Corporation-bw-
590377982.html?x=0&.v=1

Macon-Bibb EMA Director Gears Up Center (Georgia)
http://www.13wmaz.com/news/local_story.aspx?storyid=77955

Lee County Commisson approves emergency operations upgrade (Florida)
http://www.news-press.com/article/20100421/NEWS0110/100420090/1085/RSS0110

Amon Is Kent's Mr. Emergency (Connecticut)
http://www.countytimes.com/articles/2010/04/20/news/kent/doc4bc74936638708169811
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NFIP Extended Until 5/31; Vote Looms On New Bill

WASHINGTON—Congress finally approved legislation last night that reinstated
the National Flood Insurance Program. President Obama signed the measure
into law within an hour after the House passed the measure.
The provision is effective until May 31.

It is retroactive from March 28, when the fourth temporary extension since the
program‟s authorization originally ran out on Sept. 30, 2008.

Officials of the American Insurance Association said the goal of congressional
leadership is to finish work by May 31 on a so-called tax extender‟s bill, H.R.
4213, “thus precluding the need for another short-term extension of the NFIP.”
Blain Rethmeier, an AIA spokesman, added that, "Families living in flood prone
areas can now obtain the coverage they need and move on with their lives. We're
glad the program has been extended and look forward to working with

Congressional leaders to enact more meaningful reform rather than continuing to
pass extension after extension."

That bill would extend the NFIP through Dec. 31, 2010.

According to officials of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of
America, “in theory, the NFIP will now return to normal operations and since the
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extension is also retroactive, any new policy applications or renewals that were
signed and submitted during the hiatus will be effective from the date of
application (or in the case of waiting periods, the waiting period will start from the
date of application).”

At the same time, the House Financial Services Committee plans to unveil
legislation today providing long-term reauthorization and reforming of the
program.

A hearing will take place on that bill and on legislation proposed last year by Rep.
Gene Taylor, D-Miss., that would add wind to the NFIP in the Housing
Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Tuesday. The full committee
plans to vote on flood insurance measures Thursday, according to officials of the
Financial Services Roundtable.

Besides the committee bill, sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.,
chairwoman of the House Subcommittee, H.R. 1264, the Multiple Peril Insurance
Act of 2009, the full committee also plans to take up H.R. 2555, the
Homeowner‟s Defense Act, sponsored by Rep. Ron Klein, D-Fla.
Industry officials said the bills will be voted on separately. The industry
unanimously opposes Rep. Taylor‟s bill because it would add wind to the NFIP.
The industry is split, however, on the Homeowner‟s Defense Act, which would
provide reinsurance for state catastrophe programs.

The provision extending the NFIP until May 31 was contained in H.R. 4851, “The
Continuing Extension Act of 2010.”

The House passed the bill, 289-112, after the Senate passed the bill in late
afternoon, 59-38.

The bill was originally passed by the House several weeks ago, but had to be
returned to the House after an amendment sponsored by Sen. Max Baucus, D-
Mont., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, extended the expiration
dates for the various programs from the end of April.

That would have forced Congress to pass another extension before the end of
the month or see the programs lapse again.

The bill also included provisions extending unemployment insurance benefits
until June 2, and extends the COBRA program—which provides a 65 percent
subsidy to help pay for health insurance for unemployed workers—through May
31.

The bill extends current Medicare payment rates for physicians (preventing a 21
percent payment reduction) through May 31, 2010.

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In a statement, Robert Rusbuldt, IIABA president and CEO, said it is “alarming”
that the NFIP was allowed to expire.

He said doing so “caused so much confusion” and potentially left “desperate
homeowners and small businesses unprotected for more than two weeks.”
He said the IIABA “is greatly concerned” that these short expiration periods,
coupled with the uncertainty of temporary extensions, will negatively impact the
market.”

Charles Symington, IIABA senior vice president of government affairs, added,
“This series of temporary extensions, last minute actions and service lapses
during such a delicate period in our economy is of great concern to our agents,
homeowners and small businesses.”

He said agents are “frustrated by these repeated one-month extensions and the
periods of expiration that sometimes result from them.” He argued that the NFIP
is meant to provide a level of stability and protection “for homeowners and
businesses against dangerously unpredictable and costly flooding events, not to
be an unpredictable „here one minute-gone the next‟ program subject to monthly
congressional action.

“The IIABA strongly urges Congress to pass a long term extension of this critical
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Homeland Security, Defense and National Security

Scientists see potential shield against bioterror weapon ricin
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100415/sc_afp/scienceattacksbioterror_2010041517541
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Ex-NSA worker accused in leaks to reporter
http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/04/15/nsa.leak.charges/index.html?hpt=T2

NEW REPORT: BETTER OVERSIGHT OF DHS INTEL
http://www.hstoday.us/content/view/12928/149/

Growing chorus calls for federalizing building security
http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=45024&sid=60

CIA chief announces leadership changes
http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=45029&sid=60

Deputy Director Kappes to leave CIA
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/14/AR2010041403134.html?hpid=moreheadlines

Feds: Militia leader told members be ready to kill
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36607373/ns/us_news/

Clinton alludes to 1995 bombing, says words matter
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100417/ap_on_go_ot/us_clinton_heated_rhetoric

IRS worker describes horror of Austin attack
http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/04/16/stack.irs.austin/index.html?hpt=Sbin

Arkansas man sentenced for Obama death plot
http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/04/16/obama.threat/index.html?hpt=T2

As Okla. City date nears, militias seen as gaining strength
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-04-16-militia-movement-on-the-rise_N.htm

New rules on terror custody being drafted
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/15/nation/la-na-obama-detention16-2010apr16

New York imam who lied to feds ordered to leave U.S.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/04/15/ny.terror.plot/index.html?hpt=T2

Suspect arrested in North Hollywood synagogue shooting (California)
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/16/local/la-me-temple-shooting16-2010apr16

DOD issues critical report on Ft. Hood
http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2010/04/15/2271548.aspx


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Tea party leaders anxious about extremists
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100415/ap_on_re_us/us_tea_party_concerns

'Tea partiers' more wacky mavericks than extremist threat
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/17/AR2010041702652.html?hpid=news-col-blog

L.A. white supremacy rally gets bloody (California)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36618626/ns/us_news-life/

Militia member says he wasn't aware of any plot
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36617582/ns/us_news/

Other militias told on Hutaree
http://www.detnews.com/article/20100417/METRO/4170351/Other-militias-told-on

Is Homeland Security Wary About Reporting on Right-Wing Extremists?
http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/declassified/archive/2010/04/16/is-homeland-security-
wary-about-reporting-on-rightwing-extremists.aspx

ATF Has No Head 15 Months Into Obama Presidency
http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/declassified/archive/2010/04/16/atf-has-no-head-16-
months-into-obama-presidency.aspx

Militia movement will be packing heat at gun rally on the Potomac
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/18/AR2010041802391.html?hpid=topnews

Va. responders train for homemade explosives
http://www.homeland1.com/explosive-detection/articles/808394-Va-responders-train-for-
homemade-explosives/

New building could mark new era for St. Elizabeths Hospital
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/18/AR2010041803663.html?hpid=sec-health

Long Island man guilty in hate crime case
http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/04/19/hate.crime.verdict/index.html?hpt=T2

Militias Misunderstood?- Video
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/04/19/lavandera.militia.misunderstood.cnn?h
pt=C2

Richard Clarke On The Growing 'Cyberwar' Threat
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126097038

CONGRESS TO ADDRESS HELIUM-3 SHORTAGE HURTING SCIENTIFIC
RESEARCH AND NUCLEAR SECURITY
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-04/helium-3-shortage-hits-scientific-
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Ariz. Sens. McCain, Kyl call for Guard on border
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/19/AR2010041904409.html?hpid=sec-nation

Will others follow Arizona's lead on immigration?
http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/04/21/arizona.immigration.bill/index.html

Two senators subpoena Obama administration for information on Fort Hood shootings
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/19/AR2010041903513.html?hpid=sec-politics

White House slams latest 'birther' move
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/21/white-house-slams-latest-birther-move-
2/?fbid=H57f8mnGTEB

Survivalist frenzy is a boon for business
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/entrepreneur/managing/article.jsp?content=20100501
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Campus Safety and Security

Higher Education Grants to Fund All-Hazards Planning for Institutions
http://www.emergencymgmt.com/grants/Higher-Education-Grants-to-Fund-All-Hazards-
Planning-for-Institutions.html

Campus alerts go beyond text messaging
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36566978/ns/technology_and_science-security

Campus shooting under investigation; campus emergency alert messages issued
(Arkansas)
http://asunews.astate.edu/CampusShooting4.16.10.htm

Virginia Tech students remember those who died in shooting
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/15/AR2010041505727.html?hpid=topnews

NY teen charged with threatening school massacre
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/17/AR2010041702063.html?hpid=sec-nation

California college's student president stabbed; hate crime alleged
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Special Needs

For disabled parents, challenges are bonding point
http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/04/21/parents.disabilities/index.html?hpt=C1




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Hazard Research and News

Is Mother Nature Out to Get Us?
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/15/eveningnews/main6400625.shtml?tag=cbsn
ewsLeadStoriesAreaMain;cbsnewsLeadStoriesHeadlines

Spectacular meteor lights up the Midwest
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36559622/ns/technology_and_science-space/

Study shows wild birds could spread avian flu
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100413/sc_nm/us_birdflu_spread

NOAA‟s New “Hurricane Eye in the Sky” and Key Weather Satellite Gets into Position
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100414_goes13.html

Buried in a DC yard: WWI chemicals, weapons
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100416/ap_on_re_us/us_dc_munitions_dig

Remote-controlled planes to study tornadoes
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/storms/tornadoes/2010-04-14-tornado-planes_N.htm

Serious problems found at Massey mines since blast
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-04-16-mine-explosion_N.htm

Rare Yellowstone volcano eruption would be deadly
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hr5akS8HifqPMQQPlYaTReP_X
KrA

NOAA Hurricane Team to Embark on Gulf Coast Awareness Tour
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100420_hat.html

Oil rig explodes off Louisiana coast; 11 missing
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100421/ap_on_bi_ge/us_louisiana_oil_rig_explosion

Mild outbreak of swine flu reported on Maui (Hawaii)
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/global/story.asp?s=12344911

Flu drugs saved many pregnant swine flu victims
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/20/AR2010042003566.html?hpid=sec-health

Can California fix the Delta before disaster strikes?
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2010/04/20_delta.shtml

Secretaries of Agriculture, Interior and Homeland Security Announce Partnership to
Develop Comprehensive Wildfire Management Strategy
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Public Safety Communications, Interoperability, 3-1-1 and 9-1-1 News

California to Track 911 Calls Statewide Through Centralized System
http://www.emergencymgmt.com/safety/California-Track-911-Calls-Centralized-
System.html

Pasco commission considers merger of 911 calls (Florida)
http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/pasco-commission-considers-merger-
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Other

“Firestorm” LAFD Station 65
http://firegeezer.com/2010/04/10/firestorm-lafd-station-65/

Audit: LA Fire Department's disciplinary process 'watered down'
http://scpr.org/news/2010/04/15/audit-l-fire-department-shows-need-more-discipline/

Jackhammer 'superdrill' could speed mine rescues
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627565.500-jackhammer-superdrill-could-
speed-mine-rescues.html

Firefighters could lose jobs because of age
http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=45019&sid=60

Ex-Los Angeles Police Chief Gates dies
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/04/16/obit.gates/index.html?hpt=T2

NBA Playoffs plan: Orlando police gear up for Magic's run, hope for repeat of last post-
season's calm (Florida)
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/os-crime-cops-orlando-magic-playoffs-
20100417,0,2711148.story

ProPublica's nonprofit's news gathering pays off for partners
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/18/AR2010041803107.html?hpid=features1&hpv=national

Police: Man with mental issues wounds 2, kills 2 at hospital (Tennessee)
http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=12337008&hpt=T2

Management System Keeps Up-To-Date Records of Emergency Responders
http://www.emergencymgmt.com/safety/Management-System-Records-Emergency-
Responders.html

Budget swings leave Los Angeles dizzy (California)
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/20/local/la-me-0421-la-budget-whiplash-20100421

Prison tower guards, an American staple, disappear
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                            International News Stories

Civil Preparedness, Security and Humanitarian Affairs

PAHO and Caribbean countries working to strengthen subregional cooperation
strategies
http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2757&Itemid=1

Foreign aid may stymie home-grown healthcare spending
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627564.400-foreign-aid-may-stymie-
homegrown-healthcare-spending.html

ACT Alert: Response to storm emergency in eastern Indian States
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/222031/12714122773.htm

Russia's War on Terror: A Crackdown by Popular Demand
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1981941,00.html#ixzz0lTJIL4oe

UNHCR condemns victimization of civilians in Somalia
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/MDCS-84KEMR?OpenDocument

Shah Reaffirms USAID's Development Commitment to Afghanistan and Pakistan
http://www.usaid.gov/press/releases/2010/pr100416.html

Canada and Nova Scotia Sign Agreement for Emergency Services to First Nation
Communities
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Canada-Nova-Scotia-Sign-Agreement-
Emergency-Services-First-Nation-Communities-1149251.htm

Six suspected terrorists caught (Greece)
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_0_12/04/2010_116295

Two top leaders of the insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq are killed in raid
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/19/AR2010041901693.html?hpid=topnews

A milestone in refugee protection: Tanzania naturalizes 162,000 refugees
http://www.undispatch.com/milestone-refugee-protection-tanzania-naturalizes-162000-
refugees

SOUTH KOREA DEVELOPING UNDERWATER SEARCH-AND-RESCUE ROBOT
CRAWLERS
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-04/south-korea-boosts-funding-
underwater-search-and-rescue-robots

UN fears Congo pullout will hurt fight against rape
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Pakistan: IDPs‟ crisis far from over, funds drying up
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/ADGO-
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Shoe lifts raise airport security alarm (Canada)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/04/20/pearson-arrest.html#ixzz0lfjBuyh7

PHILIPPINES: Hospital learns lessons from Ketsana storm
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/ad0227601c29db69d3c34e9cbfc07101.
htm

Three-Day Meeting In Kenya Examines Ways To Bolster Disaster Preparedness Across
Africa
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/185811.php

Aid For Quake-Hit Northern Afghanistan
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1004/S00392.htm

MOZAMBIQUE: Weather Service Key to Flood Disaster Management
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ips/2859b0c49cbbb0ed942da6e517dc0f44.ht
m

Citizen disaster protection cooperation with China
http://www.neurope.eu/articles/Citizen-disaster-protection-cooperation-with-
China/100251.php

Oxfam slams Dominican Government‟s "lack of resolve" against disasters
http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2010/4/16/35407/Oxfam-slams-Dominican-
Governments-lack-of-resolve-against-disasters

Government, international actors discuss crisis and disaster risk management (Georgia)
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/news/v.php?id=13601&a=email

China reinforces school buildings after devastating Wenchuan earthquake
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/news/v.php?id=13603&a=email

Decentralization of Tehran a better response to quake threat: expert
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Hazard Research and News

Supervolcano: How humanity survived its darkest hour
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627561.300-supervolcano-how-humanity-
survived-its-darkest-hour.html

NASA's New Asteroid Mission Could Save the Planet
http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20100416/sc_space/nasasnewasteroidmissioncouldsave
theplanet

7 Biggest Environmental Disasters -- Where Are They Now?
http://www.alternet.org/environment/146420?page=1

Myanmar calls fatal blasts a terror attack
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/04/15/myanmar.blast/index.html?hpt=T2

India Investigates Radiation Scare
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052702304910604575187611471712740.html

Dozens killed in attack on Pakistan camp
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/04/17/pakistan.blast/index.html?hpt=T2

6.3-magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/04/17/papua.new.guinea.earthquake/index.ht
ml?hpt=T2

Rain Multiplies Woes of Rio de Janeiro‟s Squatters (Brazil)
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/world/americas/15brazil.html?ref=world

UK water use 'worsening global crisis'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8628832.stm

Where Will the Next Volcanic Disruption Hit?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=iceland-volcano-travel

'Storm rips before alarm rings: Radar too far, response too slow'
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International Affairs

U.N. blames bad security for Bhutto‟s death (Pakistan)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36575644/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/

CONGRESS AND THE ARCTIC
http://www.hstoday.us/content/view/12923/149/

Ex-president Khatami 'banned from leaving Iran'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8624956.stm

France Goes Against U.S. on Iran Less Than 24 Hours After Nuke Summit Ends
http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/declassified/archive/2010/04/14/france-goes-against-u-
s-on-iran-less-than-24-hours-after-nuke-summit-ends.aspx

Iran nuclear conference urges Israel to join NPT
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100418/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iran

Mullen: Diplomacy first on Iran
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36630187/ns/world_news-mideastn_africa/

Iran bans the country's two remaining official opposition parties
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/19/AR2010041903636.html?hpid=moreheadlines

Promiscuous women cause earthquakes, Iran cleric says
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/04/20/iran.promiscuity.earthquakes/index.html
?hpt=T2

South Korea: External explosion sank ship
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/04/16/south.korea.ship/index.html?hpt=Sbin

North Korea denies it sank South's navy ship
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36076191/ns/world_news-asiapacific/

Obama reaffirms 2011 Afghanistan withdrawal
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36545654/ns/politics/

Hamas orders Gaza smuggling tunnels shut
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100414/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestinians

Obama lacks domestic, international support for key nuclear ambitions
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      Global Warming/Climate Change News Articles (U.S. and
                         International)
Obama says China can't 'wait' on climate change
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100415/sc_afp/climatewarminguschinaaustralia_201004
15160211

Climate treaty realities push leaders to trim priority lists
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-
dyn/content/article/2010/04/12/AR2010041203822.html

US cautions for 'realistic' climate expectations
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100420/ts_alt_afp/unclimatewarmingus_2010042004003
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Betting on Climate Change: Corporations Stand to Make or Lose Billions
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/04/climate-desk-corporations-
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         Alternate Energy Research and Development News
In trash, Europe finds clean energy
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/In-trash-Europe-finds-clean-
energy/articleshow/5798835.cms

Decision on Cape Cod wind project due this month
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100415/ap_on_bi_ge/us_offshore_wind

Mitsubishi, Reykjavik Energy expand geothermal ties
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100415/sc_afp/japanicelandelectricityenvironmentcompa
nymitsubishi_20100415160226

SKEETER-ZAPPING LASER ENTREPRENEUR TURNS SIGHTS ON SPACE POWER
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-04/skeeter-zapping-laser-entrepreneur-
turns-sights-space-solar-power

Body Heat: Sweden's New Green Energy Source
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1981919,00.html




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                                         Reports
World Vision, Three Month Haiti Earthquake Review
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/VVOS-84JR2Q/$File/full_report.pdf

UNICEF, CHILDREN OF HAITI THREE MONTHS AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/EGUA-84FMUS/$File/full_report.pdf

U.S. Secret Service, Campus Attacks: Targeted Violence affecting Institutions of Higher
Education
http://www.secretservice.gov/ntac/CampusAttacks041610.pdf

City of New Orleans, Louisiana Office of the Inspector General, Review of Professional
Services Contract with MWH America, Inc. for Infrastructure Project Management
http://media.nola.com/politics/other/oigdraft.pdf

Report of the February 14, 2008 Shootings at Northern Illinois University
http://www.niu.edu/feb14report/




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                              Additional Information
U.S. Agency for International Development, Global Climate Change Program
http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/environment/climate/

U.S. Fire Administration for Citizens
http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/citizens/index.shtm

OnGuard Online Website
http://www.onguardonline.gov/#

FEMA, Building Public Awareness Video
http://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/2264

FEMA, Earthquake Preparedness Message Video
http://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/2341

ESRI, Kentucky Weather Mapping
http://kygeonet.ky.gov/kyweather/

Incident Social Media Manual
http://fireground.com/?page_id=2032

Natural Hazards Observer, March 2010
http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/o/archives/2010/mar_observerweb.pdf

Accessible Emergency Information Website
http://www.accessibleemergencyinfo.com/

U.S. National Weather Service, Storm Reports via Twitter
http://www.weather.gov/stormreports/

FEMA Administrator's Intent for Building the FY 2012-2016 Future Year Homeland
Security Program (FYHSP)
http://www.fema.gov/media/2010/fema_intent_fy2012-2016.shtm

IS-901 - Section 508 Awareness Course
http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS901.asp

IS-245 - Introduction to the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS)
http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS245.asp

USA Today, Oklahoma City bombing 15th anniversary Photo Gallery
http://mediagallery.usatoday.com/Oklahoma-City-bombing-15th-anniversary/G1533

MSNBC, Oklahoma City bombing memorial Photo Gallery
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36649046/ns/news-
picture_stories/displaymode/1247/?beginSlide=1


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                                  at: http://www.iaem.com/

Disability.gov, Accessible Technology
http://www.disability.gov/technology/accessible_technology

Countdown: 100 Days to the ADA
http://blog.govdelivery.com/usodep/2010/04/countdown-100-days-to-the-ada.html

UK Flood and Water Management Bill Gained Royal Assent on Apr. 15, 2010
http://www.iaem.com/regions/iaemeuropa/EuropaNews.asp#UKFloodWaterManagement
16Apr2010

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Haiti Website
http://www.ifrc.org/what/disasters/response/haiti/

Psychological Typhoon Eye in the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake Research Article
http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0004964

Los Angeles, CA Fire Department Flickr Account
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lafd/page19/

HAITI: Project Leogane 30 Day Report
http://hodr.org/2010/03/16/haiti-project-leogane-30-day-report/

Sahel: Snapshot on the Food Crisis
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/LPAA-84NH9V?OpenDocument

City of Fargo, ND How to Build a Sandbag Dike
http://www.cityoffargo.com/CityInfo/Departments/Engineering/FloodInfoCenter/BuildaSa
ndbagDike/

Dispelling Disaster Assistance Myths And Rumors
http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=50988

„Dirty thunderstorm‟: Lightning in a volcano Photo Gallery
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36645958/ns/technology_and_science-
picture_stories/displaymode/1247/?beginSlide=1

FEMA, The Sand Bagger Video
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=107093145999135

Comprehensive Food Security Survey (CFSS): Republic of Yemen, March 2010
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/VVOS-
84PM9J?OpenDocument&RSS20&RSS20=FS&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=
feed&utm_campaign=Feed:%20ReliefwebUpdates%20(ReliefWeb%20-
%20Latest%20Updates

Summary - Briefing The April 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland
http://www.iaem.com/about/membership/regions/region9/documents/ReportBriefingonth
eApril2010eruptionsofEyjafjallaj042010.pdf


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U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps List Server
http://usphs.gov/message_signup.aspx

We Remember, Virginia Tech Website
http://www.weremember.vt.edu/

FEMA, Are you Ready Booklet
http://www.fema.gov/pdf/areyouready/areyouready_full.pdf

Emergency Management Solutions Newsletter
http://luciencanton.typepad.com/files/newsletter-april-2010.pdf

City of New York Fire Department Twitter Account
http://twitter.com/FDNYnews


Interesting Facebook Pages

National Sheriffs' Association
http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Sheriffs-
Association/166256744622?ref=nf&v=wall

International Rescue Committee
http://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee?v=wall

China Crisis Management Website
http://www.facebook.com/pages/China-Crisis-Management-
Website/104206642949282?ref=nf

When Volcanoes Erupt: A Survival Guide for Stranded Travelers
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=111731495524306&ref=nf&v=info

Remember the OKC Bombing April 19, 1995
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2325389859&ref=nf&v=info

Oklahoma City Bombing
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oklahoma-City-Bombing/422014512488?ref=nf

City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services
http://www.facebook.com/pages/City-of-Johannesburg-Emergency-Management-
Services/115921678420605?ref=mf

Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saint-Paul-MN/MnDPS_HSEM-Homeland-Security-
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SSF’s April webcast “Contracting in a Crisis” features former FEMA and EPA
officials who will discuss how the government prepares for crises and contracts for the
goods and services needed to rapidly respond to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes,
earthquakes and other natural disasters, and to terrorist attacks. Learn what federal, state
and local governments’ buy through national contracts, what and how it buys locally, the
business opportunities for small and small disadvantaged businesses and how to get your
company involved.

Moderated by: Marianne Horinko, former Acting EPA Administrator and EPA’s
senior response official during 9/11 and the Anthrax incidents.
Panel Members:
       Deborah Dietrich, (invited) Director, EPA's Office of Emergency Management, Office
        of Solid Waste and Emergency Response;
       Daniel Craig, former Director of Recovery for FEMA including overseeing the
        Hurricane Katrina response; and
       Kim Fletcher, Abt Associates, VP for Global Emergency Management and Homeland
        Security and supported FEMA's Consequences Management Plan for the Inauguration of
        President Obama and Vice President Biden.

Who should attend: Government engineering and integration contractors, small and
small disadvantage businesses, equipment vendors, state officials, academia and anyone
interested in the emergency response industry.

Why you should attend: You will leave the webinar with a better understanding of
federal, state and local contracting approaches, where to focus your marketing to access
this market, and how you can compete in the government emergency response
marketplace.

When: April 28, 2010 from 12:15 to 1:45 PM EST. includes time for questions from
participants

Where: online, broadcast live from the Watergate in Washington, D.C.

Fee: $99 (government employees, contact info@securityandsustainabilityforum.org for
free access)

Register at: www.securityandsustainabilityforum.org
About Security and Sustainability Forum: SSF convenes panels of current and former federal decision
makers to tell you what a government agency is buying and how to position for its security and
sustainability grants, contracts and R&D programs. For more information, visit our website at
www.securityandsustainabilityforum.org.




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