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BOSTON STRONG Lower Atlantic EVAC ZONES – Hurricane Preparedness – Evacuate Politely Before or When Told to Leave. Superstorm Sandy’s Atlantic strike killed over 233 people by drowning, impalement, crushing or Poisoning by odorless fumes from misuse of gas generators.

National Hurricane Preparedness Week WASHINGTON, DC: The White House reports – During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I encourage all Americans living in hurricane-prone areas to take the measures necessary to safeguard their families, homes, and businesses.  As a Nation, we are sadly too familiar with the destructive force of hurricanes.  To help prevent and mitigate hurricane-related harm, it is critically important that we prepare for…
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Baker-Polito Administration Names Samantha Phillips as MEMA Director

BOSTON, MA: Office of the Governor reports ;— The Baker-Polito Administration has named emergency management expert Samantha Phillips as the new director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the state agency that works to ensure the state is prepared to withstand, respond to and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters. She will succeed outgoing Director Kurt Schwartz, who has spent 30 years in public…
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TRANSFORMATIVE PLAN TO CREATE RESILIENT, OPEN BOSTON HARBOR UNVEILED. – Would a $2.62 per BEER FLOW SURGE tax cover the project ?

"Resilient Boston Harbor" lays out strategies along Boston's 47-mile shoreline that will increase access and open space along the waterfront while better protecting the City. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today rolled out a comprehensive and transformative vision that will invest in Boston's waterfront to protect the City's residents, homes, jobs, and infrastructure against the impacts of rising sea level and climate change. Announced in his…
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New Large Venue Security Task Force Formed

Kraft Group Chairman & CEO Robert Kraft speaks during press conference announcing State's formation of an additional security task force for large stadiums. Photo Courtesy of the New England Patriots/Eric J. Adler Boston, MA: - Governor Baker today signed an executive order to assemble a task force of security experts who will analyze ways to augment safety and preparedness at large venues like sports stadiums,…
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CITY COUNCILORS EXAMINE THE SAFETY OF BOSTON’S GAS INFRASTRUCTURE

Councilors O’Malley, Flynn, and Pressley called for a hearing to examine the safety of gas infrastructure in the City and to look at our emergency preparedness measures and plans to prevent a situation like the gas explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley from happening in Boston. Boston, MA: - City Hall release - The Councilors called for a discussion around natural gas safety features…
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NATION – DUCK BOAT DISASTER 17 Tourists Killed in Missouri Lake Tragedy

Repurposed Amphibious Military Surplus Boat Sinks and Traps tour Riders. 17 of the 31 riders killed, 9 from one family. Branson, MO: A tourist filled Branson Duck Boat sank in Table Rock Lake when the tour was hit by a flash storm. The amphibious vehicle crashed into high waves taking on water. Survivors report life jackets being handed out while boat was sinking. 17 of…
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NATION – National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 601 Individuals Responsible for Over $2 Billion in Fraud Losses

Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History Resulted in 76 Doctors Charged and 84 Opioid Cases Involving More Than 13 Million Illegal Dosages of Opioids Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar III, announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action involving 601 charged defendants across 58 federal districts, including…
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Historic Occurrences – Hurricane Season Opens. Are you prepared ?

The Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635 - August 25, 1635. This was the first historical record of an intense hurricane striking New England, and is often considered to be “America’s first recorded natural disaster”. The highest winds have been estimated at Category 3 or greater at landfall, reaching over 115 mph. The storm’s eye is believed to have passed between Boston and Plymouth, causing at…
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Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2018 hurricane season. 4600+ reported killed in Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Listen to local officials : If told to evacuate, do so immediately. You should consider evacuating if you live near bodies of water, a mobile home or high-rise building . The Coast Guard reminds the public and mariners to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The National Oceanic…
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Mass Emergency Kits will Provide Individual Survival during Disruptions

Build an Emergency Kit An emergency kit should include a variety of emergency supplies to help sustain you and your family for up to 3 days. Having an emergency supply kit is an essential component of personal and family preparedness Emergency kits should include essentials items that will help sustain you and your family for up to three days in the event you are isolated…
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Industrial Mogul Disasters – Boston Globe Self Investigation by Media Insiders over Manufacturing Bombings Fake News Stories in a Consumer Product – Entertainment Prevails in the Birthplace of Journalism – Pulitzer considers revoking Prizes

Boston, MA: The Boston Globe no longer considered a newspaper of record.  
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TSA marks milestone with stronger carry-on screening at all U.S. federal airports

In addition to removing electronics larger than a cellphone, TSA recommends separating foods, powders and items that can clutter bags to ease screening process. WASHINGTON, DC: – With the summer travel season on the horizon, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has completed rollout of enhanced screening procedures for carry-on baggage as part of a greater effort to raise the baseline for…
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Resilience – GLOBAL DISASTER RESPONSE NEEDS A NETWORKED APPROACH

  BOSTON, MA. 03/29/2018- Douglas Fears, White House resilience head, presidential advisor and senior director of resilience policy at the National Security Council, speaks during the 2018 Global Resilience Research Network summit held in East Village 17th floor on March 29, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University. “Pray for me.” A homeless boy from Puerto Rico said those words to presidential advisor Doug Fears as…
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IN AFTERMATH OF MARATHON BOMBINGS, TWO MEN TURN TRAGEDY INTO TRIUMPH

Boston, MA: Northeastern story by Jason Kornwitz. - After working a security detail for President Barack Obama, Massachusetts State Trooper Chris Dumont arrived in Watertown in search of a black Mercedes SUV and the two carjacking suspects who had reportedly stolen the vehicle. It was the wee hours of April 19, 2013—and things were about to get chaotic. As was later discovered, the two suspects were Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar…
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MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES PREPARATIONS, SNOW EMERGENCY, SCHOOL CLOSURES FOR WINTER STORM

March 12, 2018- Mayor Martin Walsh and City of Boston officials attend a Press Conference to discuss snow preparations for the upcoming storm. (Mayor's Office Photo by Isabel Leon) Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced preparations for tonight's snowstorm, which is expected to bring 12-18 inches of snow, along with strong winds of 15-30 MPH and gusts between 40-50 MPH. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 11…
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Entergy Pilgrim Station Safely Shuts Down due to Water Leak

3/6/2018 - Power supplier Entergy Pilgrim Station states the following “Entergy Pilgrim Station made the decision to shut down and remove the unit from the grid this morning due to an indication of a likely water leak inside the feedwater heating system.  The heater with the suspected leak, known as the 5th Point,  is located inside the condenser bay and due to this location, the unit needed…
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100 Year Cyclonic Bomb Flood Disaster Freezes Boston

“It caught a lot of neighborhoods by surprise,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told WBZ-TV. Boston, MA: - The Seaport District, the Aquarium T subway, and many other 100 year flood zone areas have flooded as a result of the Supermoon, and a Cyclonic Bomb meteorological pressure change resulting in a frigid winter Nor'Easter along the North East SeaCoast and into New England with lower Atlantic…
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AWARENESS I PREPAREDNESS I RESILIENCY

MIT conference seeks solutions for reconstruction in devastated Caribbean

At the MIT Conference for the Resilient Reconstruction of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló ’01 (left), described the devastation of recent hurricanes and discussed opportunities for collaboration on resilient rebuilding. He spoke with Robert Stoner, deputy director of the MIT Energy Initiative and director of the Tata Center for Technology and Design. Image: Justin Knight. Two-day workshop featuring island leaders explores ways to…
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Terrorist Kills 8 using Truck on Bike Path in NYC

  New York City, NY: –  29 year old Uzbekistan born Sayfullo Saipovand, a Uber vetted driver, rented a Passaic New Jersey Home Depot delivery truck, and weaponized the vehicle plowing down a West Side pedestrian bicycle path killing at least 8 and wounding 15 in Manhattan’s  Trade Center area. New York City Police Officer Ryan Nash shot and hospitalized attacker. Acting Secretary of Homeland…
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