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Tainted Water Plagues Community

Water woes in Emlenton, beset by a nefarious disease-causing organism that crept into the borough’s water supplier, are affecting everything from meal preparation to swimming pools. 

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Pandemic Danger Discussed

The dwindling economy has now taken the forefront of public thought, but Teresa Porter, surveillance nurse coordinator for public health area 9, said inadequate pandemic planning could reduce America's workforce by 40 percent and cause a greater problem than rising fuel costs. 

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Quake Experts Warn: Be Prepared

With more than 600 earthquakes of magnitude 1.0 or higher occurring just west of Reno over the past several weeks, Nevada is experiencing a vigorous seismic event, geologists and other scientists told Gov. Jim Gibbons on Tuesday. 

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Protectors of the National Capital Region

Andrew Lauland, homeland security advisor to Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) in Maryland, is no stranger to his state’s homeland security issues. He spent more than four years as O’Malley’s homeland security advisor in the City of Baltimore when O’Malley was mayor there.

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Homeland security funding—after the deadline

Now that the deadline for the most significant homeland security grants has passed, first responders have two options with respect to funding their projects for the coming year: wait for the fruits of their labors to come through or keep pushing forward.

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‘Never again,’ McCain Vows in New Orleans

John McCain made a bold promise Thursday to this still-staggering city, where the legacy of Hurricane Katrina is evident in blocks of abandoned homes and trash-strewn streets."Never again," McCain said during a news conference in the city's Lower 9th Ward. "Never again will a disaster of this nature be handled in the terrible and disgraceful way that it was handled."

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Cost-Effective Information Interoperability for All-Hazards Events

In Part One of this article I described the environment of diminishing all-hazards preparedness funding that is strapping local communities to the point where the vast majority of local emergency management organizations will soon be unable to afford often pricey commercial incident management products and solutions. This creates a "necessity is the mother of invention" situation for communities. It becomes necessary for communities to be more creative with their limited funding resources in developing or enhancing planning and preparedness capabilities, including becoming more interoperable with neighboring communities, other agencies and critical response organizations.

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