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Supply-chain disruption is only one of many worries

As American manufacturers increasingly reach across the country and around the world for component parts, they risk becoming victims of disasters many time zones...

Colleges take pains to plan for all possibilities

Charged with the welfare of thousands, Rhode Island’s colleges find themselves at the center of the disaster preparedness movement in the state, even being...

Wickford PR firm specializes in preparedness

Eric Cote had no idea when he and partner Ken D’Ambrosio set out to start a communications firm eight years ago that they’d develop...

Banks set up multi-level recovery systems

If Hurricane Katrina taught those in financial services anything, it was that no level of disaster preparedness is too great. From losing one branch...

Making it easier to take help from businesses

A little boy was dead from encephalitis, two others had gotten sick, and a fourth had meningitis. There was no apparent connection, but such...
DURING A VISIT earlier this month to Long Beach, Miss., President George W. Bush speaks with, from left, Patty Steagall, Shannon Orr and her son Matthew, and Judy Dill.  /

SBA has learned its lessons from Katrina

As a businessman appointed last summer to take over a much-criticized federal agency, coming to Washington has been an education. A central lesson after...

Businesses find flood insurance costly, crucial

At Hope Global in Cumberland, no one mentions the “f-word”: flood. During the downpours in October 2005, the company’s 300,000-square-foot office was awash...
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Bird flu may drop business back to earth

A little more than a year ago, we heard warnings from Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael...

RIEMA makes steady progress<br> in planning efforts

As executive director of the R.I. Emergency Management Agency, Robert J. Warren works to protect Rhode Island’s residents and property for the event...
RICHARD DUMONT, owner of R.N.D. Builders in Seekonk, had to drop everything to serve a year-long tour in Iraq with the R.I. Army National Guard. Above, he works on a house his company is building in Cumberland. /

Paying a price for their service

Richard Dumont was in the process of building two houses and one home addition in November 2003 when he received notification of his deployment...
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