This Blog covers the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's series of podcasts, teleconferences, and live programs dedicated to Disaster Preparedness and Response. It addresses issues arising out of disasters caused by foreign and domestic acts of terrorism, by negligent acts, by natural events and by threats to our cyber-security and will confront the issues of preparedness, risk management, recovery and response, liability, insurance, claims and litigation.
USA Today has an article discussing how storm surge, and not wind, is the deadliest aspect of a hurricane and is the greatest threat to US coastal communities. The information comes from the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Worth a read. This issue is sure to come up at the TIPS Spring Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina on May 17, 2012, when the TIPS Disaster Initiative will put on a program discussing Disasters Caused by Acts of Nature. For more information about all the TIPS Disaster Preparedness and Response Initiative programs, please visit our Disaster Initiative home page.