Archive for June, 2010

Crisis Management Communications and Information

Crises essentially fall into 2 categories – either, those that are anticipated and may have a timescale involved before they affect a company e.g. Hurricanes, Pandemics or, those that are sudden and can have immediate affects e.g. Fires, Earthquakes, Bomb Threats.

Regardless of the category of crisis, a principal factor in how a company faces the problem is effective Crisis Management. A critical component of Crisis Management is clear, unambiguous, two-way communication and information exchange along pre-determined lines of communication between the Crisis Management Team (CMT) and assigned work teams. Read the rest of this entry »

The latest Hurricane Forecast

The latest Hurricane Forecast (released Wed 2 Jun 2010), from the Gray/Klotzbach Team, calls for a “very active” season and has now been increased to 18 named Storms (Tropical Storm strength or greater), with 10 of those becoming Hurricanes and five of those major Hurricanes (Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with top sustained winds of at least 111 mph).

This increase in the number of forecast storms is due to rapidly diminishing El Nino effect and much higher than normal Atlantic Sea Surface Temperatures.

Additionally, the Gray/Klotzbach Team estimated a probability of 65% for at least one major hurricane to travel through the Caribbean – the norm to date has been 42%. Read the rest of this entry »

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