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The devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma recently reminds all of us how important it is to have an emergency preparedness plan in place before disaster strikes. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency also has a website filled with useful information.
If you take advantage of the calm before any storm to plan for the worse, you may be surprised that the best actually happens.
You disaster plan should include insurance, which will protect your equipment, furniture, and office space. Here’s a link to a great list of 6 tools for preparing your law firm for a disaster (and here). During lease signing you received information from the American Red Cross about preparing your own personal emergency response kit.
For the next 4 Mondays we’ll highlight some important ways that you can be prepared in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.
This entry was posted in Community Living, Emergency Preparedness and tagged emergency prep, NAP sites by Betsy.
East Tennessee State University is continually preparing for the possibility of disaster on campus. All students, faculty, staff should familiarize themselves with the university's general emergency procedures.
Register for approved East Tennessee State University emergency communications and other important information via text message and email, hosted by Rave Mobile Safety.
Make sure that your first aid contains bandages, safety pins, soap, gloves, scissors, needles, antiseptic, thermometers, and some other things that you think is necessary. It is also necessary to place things like radio, extra-batteries, paper cups, plates, plastic utensils, flashlight, utility knives, pliers, tape, aluminum foil, plastic storage containers, signal flare, and medicine dropper.
For sanitation purposes, you should have toilet paper, feminine supplies, disinfectant, soap or liquid detergent, plastic garbage bags, and plastic bucket with tight lid. Your documents are also considered important, so you should spend time in keeping them close to you always, in case there would be emergencies. As mentioned earlier, your emergency preparedness kit should include things that are necessary for the special needs of some of your family members like babies or older persons. 7.     Creating a bug-out kit for your family that contains mobile emergency supplies should come with your home-based supplies. 10.   After you are done with your preparation work, you can rotate survival kit items because they have expiration dates. We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn't have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness. I think I have an inner confidence that my tastes are pretty simple, that what I find funny finds a wide audience. As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler. The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
Screaming at children over their grades, especially to the point of the child's tears, is child abuse, pure and simple. The moment I was introduced to my wife, Emma, at a party I thought, here she is - and 20 minutes later I told her she ought to marry me. We know we cannot underestimate the importance of emergency planning in our region, nor can we assume we'll have ample warning time. If you take a bunch of superstars and put them in a room where they don't have their assistants and entourage, it's funny to see what happens. It's funny, because in deference to conventional wisdom, I spent my struggling writer years trying to suppress my naturally baroque literary voice and write clean, spare prose. It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper. When you're in the editing room, the dangerous thing is that it becomes like telling a joke again and again and again. Cash - in savings accounts, short-term CDs or money market deposits - is great for an emergency fund. My dad was in the army so we moved around a lot and I changed schools every year and had to make new friends, and I found that if I was the funny guy I could do that easier.
Funny story: I was hanging out with Adam Shankman for Samantha Ronson's birthday, and Lance Bass was there. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. The backbone of our nation's domestic defense against terrorist attacks will continue to be the men and women in local law enforcement and emergency services.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
What I've learned is that unless it's an emergency, like a fire or brain surgery, hierarchy is not necessary and may be damaging.
I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. Our role is to develop techniques that allow us to provide emergency life-saving procedures to injured patients in an extreme, remote environment without the presence of a physician. It's funny that a lot of the fans of 'Angel' have come over and hung out with me on 'Leverage.' I was so fortunate to have been on that show. It's really funny because the same people who loved me as Stringer Bell were the same people that were watching 'Daddy's Little Girls' literally in tears. I've been saying for a couple of years now that people need to let God out of the Sunday morning box, that He doesn't want to just be with you for an hour or two on Sunday morning and then put back in His box to sit there until you have an emergency, but He wants to invade your Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Something about New York, man: You can do more comedy there probably than you can anywhere in the world. Mariah is a beautiful and talented person, and I've had a crush on her for as long as I can remember. Too many Americans who are uninsured or under-insured do not receive regular checkups because they can't afford coverage or their insurance doesn't cover enough of the costs.
The key is just to ignore the pain, because physical comedy only works if you see someone get hurt and they aren't actually hurt.
Being funny with a funny voice is more my comfort zone, a broader character that I try to humanize, a kind of silly or wacky persona that I try to fill in.
One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute. But I think once the word gets out that the movie is funny - funny is transcendent - it will traverse all demographic barriers if people embrace it as a funny movie.
It's so funny, you go to acting school thinking you're going to learn how to be other people, but really it taught me how to be myself. I love every minute of fatherhood, staying up all night, changing nappies, kids crying, I find it really funny and inspiring. I've always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives.
I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.
I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.
It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate. You re-watch 'Napoleon Dynamite', and there's a lot of thrift shopping that goes on in that movie; there's a lot of funny stuff.


The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. It's funny, but when I arrived in California to start college I was much more interested in becoming a surfer and cruise along in life from one beach to the next.
There are so many funny women in the world, and there has been for so many years, so I'll be happy when people can just move on from that, and things can just be 'comedies' and not 'female' or 'male,' and everyone gets an equal opportunity. The men I idolized built their bodies and became somebody - like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger - and I thought, 'That can be me.' So I started working out. I love readings and my readers, but the din of voices of the audience gives me stage fright, and the din of voices inside whisper that I am a fraud, and that the jig is up. If you are worried about job security and do not have an adequate emergency fund (ideally eight months' worth of living expenses stashed away in a federally insured bank or credit union), you need to focus more on saving money than paying down the balance on your credit cards. We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know. I think I always was a bit of a class clown, but I don't know how successful I was at that.
I don't really approach stories to make them different from other stuff I've seen, I just try to get into the character, into his or her head. I am such that person that, when I'm working, I'm like, 'Oh, what I wouldn't give for a weekend off!' And then, as soon as I have more that 18 hours without anything to do, I start shaking. It's funny: I always, as a high school teacher and particularly as a high school yearbook teacher, because yearbook staffs are 90 percent female, I got to sit in and overhear teenage girl talk for many years. I think it's one of those funny things - sometimes you're not really friends with somebody until you've gotten into a good fight, and I think that's the situation with Superman and Batman.
I'm mourning with the rest of the world for the talented, gorgeous, funny, intelligent John Forsythe but my heart is broken for the loss of my dear, dear friend and neighbor. Keep your sense of humor, my friend; if you don't have a sense of humor it just isn't funny anymore. If you are truly offended by an 80-year-old man saying you're not funny, then you're probably not funny. I have this horrible sense of humor where I think discomfort is funny - partly because I experience discomfort a lot, and it's a way of laughing at it and getting a release. The funny thing about history is that we imagine that people didn't laugh in the old days, but of course they did, at stupid things. If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late. Latinos, Asians, African-Americans, women - we're all trying to find our place in this world of cinema and television and theater. This is funny because I just had a job over the summer for VH1, a project I did called Strange Frequency where I got to play a Goth rock band singer. There has been a transition from a nuclear-annihilation scenario to an isolated-terrorist-nuclear-bomb scenario. I think if everyone would write down the funny stories from their own childhoods, the world would be a better place.
I remember listening to the radio as a kid and finding that the songs always made me feel more peaceful. I had a bike accident a few years ago, and I went to the emergency room, and I had to have a gash sewn up. You put funny people in funny costumes and paint them green and we could talk about anything we wanted to, because that was the only thing that fascinated Gene about this particular genre. We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.
Rather than panic and be afraid, Harris says that preparation is the key to easing your mind and saving lives.
For instance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s website addresses everything from preparation in case of trouble to safety tips during a disaster to resources available if they are needed. Among the varied topics are how to come up with a disaster plan for your family, what supplies you should already have in your home, and where you can find out about alerts, warnings and power outages specifically for residents in our state. With cloud computing services and cloud storage, there is no excuse for not having adequate data backup methods.
Many law firms and insurance companies offer help to members in creating their disaster plans.
This is a great location for your roommates or family members to congregate and to find each other after a large scale emergency.  Housing Assistants or other volunteers will be deployed to each NAP site and will check folks in on a roster. As an ETSU student, faculty member, or staff member, personal preparedness is necessary at the individual level.
They are posted in all ETSU buildings. These procedures give students, faculty, and staff specific information about what to do in the event of fire, severe weather, power outages, and hazardous material releases. It should always be packed in a way that it will be accessible for you and your family when the inevitable happens. If you have a baby, an older person, or a pet, you should include the necessary things that they would need.
Adding non-prescription drugs like pain relievers, antacid, anti-diarrhea medicines, laxatives, syrup of Ipecac, and activated charcoal is also necessary. You could add other supplies that you think may be necessary for your emergency preparedness kit. You should pack sturdy shoes or work boots that you should keep near your bed at all times, rain gear, blankets and sleeping bags, warm clothing, and sunglasses. Documents that you should be packing should include will, contracts deeds, insurance policies, stocks and bonds, bank account numbers, passports, social security cards, immunization records, family records such as birth, marriage and death certificates, important telephone numbers and credit card account numbers.
Research shows that survival is 90 percent psychology, so it means that being mentally and emotionally unprepared will lower your odds of survival. Of course, it is normal to be afraid but when you are prepared, you can deal with anything more efficiently.
So, you should create a custom-made survival plan for your family so they will know what to do.
By the simple activity of tent camping with your family, you can teach them the necessary things they need to know.
Writing for him is so spectacular, he's so funny and wry and every scene he's in he just takes. If an earthquake or terrorist attack hits, we won't necessarily have advance alerts or opportunities to double- and triple-check our plans.
It's a funny thing; people sometimes accuse us of condescending to our characters somehow-that to me is kind of inexplicable. You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.
But to fulfill a long-term investment goal like funding your retirement, consider buying stocks. I was about 17 in the sixth form and we used to have an end of year celebration and give out different awards.
I don't really know Lance, but he comes over to me and goes, 'Hey, I just wanted to let you know I'm a fan of 'Pretty Little Liars' and I'm rooting for your character.' It was surreal! Its music that is so funny and quirky and weird that it feels entirely alien to the listener; yet, the content and the subject matter is so Indian and relatable, it's still chutney.
If you have a hierarchy, you're repeating the strengths and weaknesses of one person without allowing for the accumulative strength of a group. She is everything - funny, attractive, hard-working, she has integrity, she loves me to bits.
The lack of preventive care results in countless emergency room visits and health care disasters for families.
I feel morally outraged about it, and I've been doing it for long enough to feel morally outraged, because I have been in massacre scenes in West Africa, and I've been doing this for a long time now. Because it's in understanding yourself deeply that you can lend yourself to another person's circumstances and another person's experience.


I was asked to sing 'Funny Face' when I couldn't sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn't dance - and do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I'm just gonna tell her, 'Be a staff writer for a sitcom.
Ask tough questions of your local hospital and health system about preparedness for the likeliest emergencies, and express your views on how medical resources should be allocated in case they ever fall short. I get along with the middle class and the poor people better than I get along with the rich people.
I can make girls smile when they're down, and when they're having a good time, I can carry on the joke. Phil Hartman was actually even funnier offstage than he was onstage because he would say nasty things. Surely someone will rise up from the audience and say out loud that not only am I not funny and helpful, but I'm annoying, and a phony. I always think, when I read about people being class clowns, I imagine them being actually very funny, and I don't know that I was. I know I'm funny because people tell me I am, but when I watch myself, it doesn't make me laugh.
It sort of works out, because by the time I die, I'm usually tired of working on that particular movie, so I look forward to it. It's a death knell for a writer to be labeled a humorist because then it's not a surprise anymore. Adverse events like high levels of infection, blood clots or falls in hospital, emergency readmissions and pressure sores cost the NHS billions of pounds every year. It is fact-encirclingly huge, and it is idiosyncratic, careful, messy, funny, shocking and full of simmering controversies - and it is free, and it is fast.
But we're still locked into a mind-set that nuclear war would be so overwhelming that any kind of preparedness would be futile.
You have one person doing something stupid and one person is generally the straight man, and the laughs generally come on the reaction of the straight man to the funny thing the other person has done. Both have unique challenges; bottom line, fiction is hard because you have to come up with the credible, twisty plot, and memoir is hard because you have to say something true and profound, albeit in a funny way.
And I am the kind of person that I was sitting up fascinated, watching, to the extent that the doctor said, 'Do you want to do a couple of stitches?
Even though it's a comedy and there are serious moments, I really felt like Leo felt like a real person. During National Kidney Month, the National Kidney Foundation is urging you to give your kidneys a second thought and a well-deserved checkup. Clio, a cloud-based law practice management provider, is hosting a disaster preparedness webinar. The posting also provides specific procedures to follow for building evacuation and response to the GoldAlert emergency notification system.
Past emergency situations have probably given people the wake-up call and surely, it has taught you something. Being safe should be your priority, yes, but you should also need food, clothing, water, and first aid.
Storing instant food like canned goods should always be your priority because these will not require too much preparation. There's a scene in 'Eclipse' where Bella tells him she's a virgin, and it's the funniest, most awkward scene I've ever seen on film. He's got tattoos and earrings and a mohawk, but when you talk to him and he's around you, he's such a gentleman. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else's feelings.
The more distant your financial target, the longer inflation will gnaw at the purchasing power of your money.
But, seeing you in comedy all the time, it's hard to see that person go be serious, for some reason. If they stay down and their jaw is wired shut in the next scene, it's really tragic and weird. I quickly realized that if you're not a nice person, you're not going to last in this business. When you begin to be successful, people say, 'Don't go changing.' Well, that's easy to say, but the fact is, you don't change at all - other people do.
And that's all they wanted to hear about - I wanted to talk about them, and all they wanted to talk about was Beethoven.
You had to play a stereotype, because very attractive women were not supposed to be funny - because it's powerful; it's a threat. Because they'll have to hire you, they can't really fire you, and you don't have to produce that much. It's really funny because I realized at one of our table reads that 'Huge' was really about the weight that we carry around mentally.
Their idea of entertainment and fun is so much different than ours, which is exactly why a movie about them would be funny. If people feel my other films are, or respond to them as provocation, then that's quite different. Whether you are expecting to face a storm, a tsunami, a typhoon, flood, or even an earthquake, emergency preparedness is necessary. At least one gallon per person of water should be prepared and another gallon if you have pets.
When you can take things that are painful and make them funny, that's a gift - to you and your audience. I have days when I'm absolutely great at doing it, and then I have days when I just don't understand it. I mean, once your box office starts to drop off, like Veronica Lake, they'll get rid of you fast. But I am always sort of appalled at the idea of being lumped with other, more chick-y female writers. There are funny lines and funny moments but again the comedy is born of the human experience and awkward pauses are a great part of what it is to be human. Different kinds of women, female friendships: It's all pretty funny, and worth making fun of. I may not be feelin' the blues myself, but I'm writing them for other people who have a hard life. You never know, one day to the next; you could go shoot 62, and the next day you're going to shoot 78, and you can't predict it.
Even a simple water break, roof leak, or break-in, could have catastrophic effects on your own law practice. You’ll need to register online for the event, but this should be a great way to get started. You are responsible for providing your own drinking water and food as well as any other personal items you might need in case of an emergency.
All individuals should at least anticipate these events and plan their actions when it happens. I hesitated signing up for another marketing gimmick, but after the recent tornadoes, I’m attending.



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