Facing Disaster After Disaster, the American Red Cross C.E.O. Stays Optimistic

It helped me in my career. There were 50 women and 1,900 men. I had a great education there, but what it really also taught me was what it felt like to be the only woman in the room. I don’t remember taking any classes where there were other women. So you learn how to hold your own, because you have no choice.

What did you learn from the corporate world that you’ve been able to apply to your work at the Red Cross?

What is really profoundly different at a nonprofit is that you really have to not only lead with your head, you have to lead with your heart. If you explain the changes you are making through the lens of the mission, people will do anything for you. But they need to know, and understand, how their actions are going to impact the mission.

At AT&T I’d

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Insider Q&A: Healthcare Ready director on disaster response

When natural disasters strike, quickly getting the right aid to people is difficult at best. Doing so amid the worst pandemic in a century increases that challenge dramatically.

For thousands of Americans displaced this year by hurricanes, floods and wildfires — plus those trying to avoid COVID-19 — getting their drugs and medical supplies has been critical.

Healthcare Ready, a tiny disaster preparedness and response group, serves as a crucial hub for coordinating donations and shipments of medicines, protective gear and other supplies to those in need.

The Associated Press recently talked with its executive director, Nicolette Louissaint.

Q: What led to your group’s formation in 2005?

A: After Hurricane Katrina, there was a lot of frustration. Pharmaceutical companies knew they could do more to help but didn’t know how to get their medicines into shelters, because they didn’t have relationships with law enforcement, public health agencies or the Red

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Disaster declaration issued for Texas county after brain-eating amoeba found in water supply

Naegleria is a parasite that usually infects swimmers in lakes and rivers.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for Brazoria County Sunday after Naeglera fowleri, a potentially deadly amoeba, was found in the city of Lake Jackson’s water supply.

Authorities said the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality was working alongside officials with the city of Lake Jackson, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Environmental Protection Agency to resolve the issue.

Texas authorities initially alerted residents to the threat by sending an urgent message about brain-eating amoeba found in the southeast county’s water’ supply.

A “Do Not Use” water advisory was issued for Lake Jackson, Freeport, Angleton, Brazoria, Richwood, Oyster Creek, Clute, Rosenberg, Dow Chemical, TDCJ Clemens

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Gov. Abbott responds to deadly amoeba with disaster declaration

Lake Jackson is currently under a boil water notice as state and local officials work to flush and disinfect the city’s water supply.

BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration Sunday for Brazoria County in response to the brain-eating amoeba found in the city water supply for Lake Jackson.

Residents living in the city of Lake Jackson are currently under a “boil water” notice as local and state officials continue to flush and disinfect the water system.

On Saturday, the city’s mayor issued a disaster declaration that activated the local Emergency Operations Center and allowed officials to access additional resources in response.

Abbotts’ order temporarily suspends any state regulatory statues that could prevent or delay necessary action from the state in helping Brazoria County recover from this disaster. It also helps the county receive assistance from any necessary state agencies.

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Government Grants Within the US Disaster Prevention and Relief Sector

According to the Disaster Survival Resources website, there has been about 640 disastrous events (floods, tsunamis, typhoons, earthquakes, cyclones, etc.) that have occurred in the U. S. since 1980 to 2010. Cumulatively, these devastating instances have taken away the lives of 12, 366 people.

Because of this, the issue of disaster prevention and relief consolidation is very much essential to any government, most especially the United States Government.

In order to correctly address disaster prevention and relief consolidation concerns, the United States government has established a slew of agencies that are primarily responsible for attending to those issues.

First up, is the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, more typically known as the DHS. The DHS was generally established to defend the United States of America from to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural tragedies.

The DHS works in the civilian sphere and employs around 240,000 employees, with job responsibilities … Read More