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Oklahoma emergency chief discusses 'safe rooms' in schools


OKLAHOMA CITY—In the wake of the May 20 tornado, state officials expressed doubt that safe rooms could be installed in Oklahoma schools to protect children, teachers and staff from future disasters.

Hospitals and deadly weather: 'Training pays off'

Dennis Manley shares insight about rebuilding hospital destroyed in 2011 tornado

JOPLIN, Mo.—Dennis Manley has closely followed the devastation inflicted by the Level 5 tornado that tore through Moore, Okla., this week, particularly the extensive damage sustained by Moore Medical Center.

Experts: Schools can prepare successfully for disasters like tornadoes

Designated shelter, alignment with emergency management offices also key

YARMOUTH, Maine—What can a school do when a monstrous EF5 tornado is barreling down upon it, packing winds of at least 200 mph? Follow through on what should already have been practiced many times, school security experts say.

Former FEMA officer weighs in on business continuity after devastating tornadoes


WASHINGTON—The dozens of tornadoes that ripped through the South last week left 340 people dead and hundreds still unaccounted for, according to the latest reports from the Associated Press. As one of the worst natural disasters to hit the region since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, people and businesses are scrambling to recover from the incredible devastation. But is it even possible for businesses and its employees to prepare for devastation of this scale?