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Disaster preparedness

Perfect storm crashes Texas power grid; Can it happen here?

The massive mid-February 2021 winter storm brought dangerous cold, snow and ice to a large portion of the country. The effects were felt from southeast Texas to northern Ohio as the storm lifted from the Gulf Coast to the Ohio Valley. “This brutal winter weather, and our ability to withstand it, serves as a stark reminder of our reliance on the power grid to keep us safe and warm,” says Susan Odum,...
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Remote workforce creates challenge for business relief

Overwhelmed, inundated, backlogged. These are just a few of the words employees, employers, government officials, and community leaders are using to describe working through the COVID-19 pandemic. Transitioning to remote work has created challenges for employees across the state, with kitchen tables transformed to home offices and families struggling to be online at the same time. Public libraries, schools, colleges, and computer labs in workforce training centers are closed temporarily....
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