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Seismic Waves: A Stitch in Time Can Save the Whole Business   [open pdf - 180KB]

Seismic Waves is a newsletter published by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. "Earthquakes and other disasters can be damaging to general business activity, but downright lethal to individual businesses. Surviving enterprises can emerge with a competitive advantage and help their communities recover. But which organizations are more likely to survive? Although smaller or less-well-established businesses are generally recognized to be at greater risk from disasters, firms of any size are more likely to survive when they take action to reduce the costs that such extreme events can inflict. While it can be tempting to trust in providence to spare people and property from the ravages of an earthquake, it should be noted that 'providence' comes from the Latin 'providentia,' meaning foresight, foreknowledge, or precaution. Helping businesses to foresee the potentially devastating consequences of earthquakes and take sensible precautions to avoid them is the purpose of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) new business outreach program, QuakeSmart--Mitigation Works For Business."

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Date:
2009-03
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: http://www.nehrp.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
Seismic Waves (March 2009)
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