Disaster Studies

Try This Interactive Disaster Map

Try This Interactive Disaster Map

Try This Interactive Disaster Map Any hurricane is cause for alarm and we’re glad hurricane Arthur dissolved without hugely significant damage to the US as compared to some of Arthur’s predecessors.  However, the chances of another hurricane striking that same area are noteworthy as based on our research portrayed within this infographic. As you can … Continued

Predicting Hurricanes

Predicting Hurricanes

Predicting Hurricanes   Even though hurricanes mainly threaten the US Gulf and East Coasts, of all the natural disasters that happen in America, hurricanes are the most costly and destructive. Hurricanes can strike anywhere from Southern Texas to New England, but by far, Louisiana gets the worst of it. Ten counties in Louisiana get pummeled … Continued

A Tornado’s Costly Path

A Tornado’s Costly Path

Recent events remind us again that tornados often have a sad and deadly cost for its victims in its path. The devastation that just a F-3 tornado can wreak is often the almost total destruction of everything in its path. Homes are reduced to matchsticks, office buildings to piles of rubble. In 1997, the tornado … Continued

Information Destruction Through History

Information Destruction Through History

Information Destruction Through History Information the most valuable commodity in the world. All human progress depends on the accumulation and preservation of information. When information is lost, human progress suffers. This infographic displays some of the most significant loses of information human civilization has suffered.   Throughout the ages, it has happened again and again. … Continued

Data Center Exposure and Recovery in New York City

Data Center Exposure and Recovery in New York City

Hurricane Sandy provided a fascinating opportunity to study the both the level of disaster planning and the resilience of New York City data centers. This article will examine a) what actually happened, b) what was the risk, and c) what are the lessons learned. What Actually Happened? Simply put, data centers in New York were … Continued

Business Continuity Survey: How prepared are businesses?

Business Continuity Survey: How prepared are businesses?

We couldn’t quite take our eyes off this recent study conducted by Forrester Research and Disaster Recovery Journal. The results were too compelling. Titled, “State of Business Continuity Preparedness,” 300 DRJ members shared their insights and fears into what puts their business continuity at risk: 61% of respondents were from organizations with 1,000 or more … Continued

Are Oregon and Washington State in Danger of an Epic Tsunami Disaster?

Are Oregon and Washington State in Danger of an Epic Tsunami Disaster?

All Pacific-coasters should be fearful of what’s referred to as the Cascadia subduction zone. It is a 600-mile-long offshore earthquake fault that runs from northern California to southern British Columbia. And that fault has a serious tale to tell. Geologists have found sand deposits up and down the Pacific coast along this zone, the result … Continued

Predicting Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Predicting Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Tsunamis are arguably one of the most devastating and difficult to predict natural disasters. Evidence of this is the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which is considered among the deadliest in human history, credited with more than 230,000 people killed in 14 countries bordering the Indian Ocean. While the science is nowhere near exact, researchers are … Continued

Extreme Weather Impacts 8 of 10 Businesses

Extreme Weather Impacts 8 of 10 Businesses

Being in the business of disaster recovery, we take note anytime a survey is released of business preparedness. This particular report presented interesting results. The survey included businesses all located in the South West and conducted by Climate SouthWest. They discovered that 8 out of 10 businesses confirmed that they had been affected by extreme … Continued