Latest ESF-15 Business/Nonprofit Newsletter

Posted 12:15 p.m.

We publish a monthly newsletter targeted to the business and nonprofit communities, but there’s a ton of good information in it for residents as well.

The newsletter, “ESF-15 Business/Nonprofit Update,” is published online and the latest edition is now available. Among the highlights:

  • The Red Cross unveils a new hurricane app.
  • Virginia has released a new version of the Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Our Office of Emergency Management has a Webinar, “Is Your Business Prepared for the Next Emergency,” scheduled for Sept. 26 as part of its preparedness efforts for National Preparedness Month.
  • Two surveys show that most U.S. small businesses lack disaster recovery plans and that Americans take their chances and ignore evacuation orders when disaster approaches.

The newsletter also features media articles of interest, a news section on flu — pandemic, H1N1, N3N2 — as well as useful links and information on local/regional workshops and conferences on cybersecurity, homeland security and related topics.

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