Threats and Hazards

THIRA or the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment process is what states and the U.S. federal government performs to identify and prioritize risks to their constituents from threats and hazards. A threat is an adverse action, a hazard is the adverse impact. Hurricanes are a threat and storm surge flooding is a hazard.

Product/Process Disasters

Product-Process disasters are one of the three major types. The other two are Natural/Human-Made and Fictitious. Here’s our view on Product-Process disasters (which can be incidents, emergencies, etc.) – the kind of thing which is self-contained within your organization or maybe involves your supply chain. Bottom line, is that the rest of the public is not (yet!) impacted in the same way as you are – but these disasters can also be the start of something worse – they can cascade into other types of disasters or magnify/amplify other disasters out there.

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The Barton Dunant Water Watcher Program

Please note: Barton Dunant assumes no liability or responsibility for any use of this program. These are simply recommendations we are making, which are in line with established safety and security protocols and procedures issued by governmental and non-governmental organizations. Water Safety Tips (Pools, Lakes, Rivers, Streams, etc.) In places with bodies of water – …

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SLOSH – Sea, Lake and Overland Surges

from the National Hurricane Center and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Contents Introduction Storm Surge vs. Storm Tide Factors Impacting Surge Notable Surge Events Surge Vulnerability Facts Introduction Along the coast, storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane. …

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