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1948 years ago in AD 63 an earthquake in southern Italy by the gulf of Naples seriously damaged the ancient city of Pompeii causing an undetermined number of deaths and spread out destruction, but the locals went to work rebuilding in the same spot until they were buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano 16 years later in AD 79.

Galveston TX Hurricanes

Average Brushed or hit every 2.94 years
Average Direct hit every 8.63 years

The Great Storm of 1900 - Sep 8th 1900 - Pop: 42,000 residents
Category 4 @ 135 mph -Great loss of life between 6,000 and 12,000 individuals – officially 8,000

The 1915 Storm, August 17th, Category 4 @ 135 mph
42    people dead in the Galveston area
$60 - 1915 million dollars in damage

Ike Sep 13th 2008 - The third most destructive hurricane to ever make landfall in the United States
Final landfall in Galveston Texas as a strong cat 2 with cat 5 equivalent storm surge winds extended 120 miles from the center.

Blamed for at least 195 deaths – 74 in Haiti and 112 in the USA 300 still missing. - Damages estimated at 24 billion (2008) US Dollars

Resulted in the largest evacuation in the state of Texas history and the largest search and rescue operation in US history

Nuclear Issues

Chernobyl, An Experiment Gone Wrong

On Saturday, April 26th, 1986 at 1:23 am, one of the reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded.
Ironically, the experiment consisted in testing how the power plant would respond in the event of an accident. The operators at the plant wanted to bring down the power output of the reactor to 25%, but over-confidence, poor training and poor knowledge of how a reactor works caused them to overdo it, and they ended up bringing down the power output to 1%. When they then tried to bring it up to 25%, the reactor overheated and exploded causing the worst nuclear accident in history.

Five U.S. nuclear reactors in earthquake zones

Status of the Nuclear Reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant

How a Reactor Shuts Down and What Happens in a Meltdown

Hazards of Storing Spent Fuel

Timeline: Nuclear Plant Accidents

Why the Fukushima disaster is worse than Chernobyl

In graphics: Fukushima nuclear alert

Fukushima victims: homeless, desperate & angry

Japan Panel: Fukushima nuclear disaster "man-made"

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Association of Contingency Planners (ACP)
The ACP Iternational has over 2,600 active members in 42 chapters across the United States The largest, most established organization of its kind in North America, ACP has become a unifying force for practitioners in the rapidly evolving field of business continuity. ACP provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information through a network of local chapters. Volunteer organizations, government agencies and businesses of all sizes can benefit from these networking opportunities. Valuable insight and partnerships can be gained that identify common planning needs and recovery solutions, and enhance skills that prepare families, communities, and industry.

Contingency Planning Exchange, Inc. (CPE)
The Contingency Planning Exchange, Inc. is a forum dedicated to providing an open exchange of information related to all contingency and business continuity planning topics and, through education and training, raising awareness of its members regarding these issues. CPE Mission: "To provide our members with innovative strategies, tools and forums to advance the practice of business continuity and crisis management".

Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS)
The Corporate Emergency Access System, a government sanctioned, pre-event credentialing program that uses a secure identification card to give critical private sector employees access to a restricted area following an emergency for the purposes of business continuity and recovery. BNet has made CEAS available to businesses in several large urban areas in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.

DRI International (DRII)
DRI International was first formed in 1988 as the Disaster Recovery Institute when a group of professionals from the industry forecast the need for comprehensive education in business continuity. Alliances with academia helped shape early research and curriculum development. The group also understood that individual certification and establishing a common body of knowledge (standards) could only enhance industry professionalism.

The Business Continuity Institute
The Business Continuity Institute was established to provide opportunities to obtain guidance and support for business continuity professionals.

Contingency Planning & Management
The Global Information Network for the Business Continuity Community.

The Disaster Recovery Journal
Richard L. Arnold founded the Disaster Recovery Journal, the first publication dedicated to the field of disaster recovery and business continuity.

Disaster Recovery International Exchange
The aim of DRIE Canada is to become the primary source of information and education for contingency planners across Canada.

Disaster Resource Guide
Five Key Definitions for Business Continuity Planning - Prevention - Prevention addresses the positioning of those measures and activities that will lessen the possibility or the impact of an adverse incident occurring in your organization. is a new portal for the business continuity industry worldwide and contains daily news as well as knowledge and links sections which are updated each day.

Information Systems Security Association
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for profit international organization of information security professionals and practitioners.

International Disaster Recovery Association (IDRA)
IDRA is a group comprised of those having a special interest in the voice, data, image, and sensory telecommunications aspects of Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP), Contingency Planning and Business Continuation.

ListNet- BCP&DR Management
The Long Island based Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Management Special Interest Group, fosters the exchange of business continuity and disaster recovery information and techniques through awareness and education.

New York Information Systems Security Association Metropolitan Chapter
Membership is open to security practitioners and professionals and other interested people. Chapter meetings are open to members and invited guests.

Northern New England Disaster Recovery Information X-change Group
NEDRIX is a non-profit organization committed to the exchange of information among businesses and the public sector (FEMA, MEMA) related to disaster recovery and business resumption.

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