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Washington, D.C., Sept 26, 2013 – This morning, Representative David Price (D-NC), the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, hailed today’s announcement that Durham-based Innovative Emergency Management (IEM) had been awarded three Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contracts worth over $6.9 million. “I am very pleased a company from the Fourth District is taking […]
IEM CEO Madhu Beriwal Discusses Life and Emergency Management as Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Nears
Raleigh, NC, August 26, 2013 – IEM’s President and CEO, Madhu Beriwal, spoke on North Carolina’s Public Radio show, “The State of Things” today. She talks with host Frank Stasio about her life and research in emergency management. Beriwal shares stories of her life growing up as an educated woman in Calcutta, India, her bold move to the […]
Host Frank Stasio talks with Beriwal about her life and research in emergency management. In 1985, Madhu Beriwal was conducting hurricane research for the state of Louisiana. She charted possible directions and outcomes that different storm conditions would bring to New Orleans. Looking at [a hurricane atlas she developed] in 2005, Beriwal said it almost […]
The train explosion involving a 73-car crude oil unit train in Lac-Megantic, Quebec on July 6 serves as a sobering example of what can happen in your town. The train’s oil was being transported from the Bakken Oil Region in North Dakota to New Brunswick to be refined. The incident occurred just 10 miles from […]
Many people are overwhelmed when such an extreme disaster like the June 2013 flooding in Uttarakhand, India happens. The scale of destruction is huge and thousands remain stranded in parts of northern India as they wait to be rescued from Uttarakhand where at least 5,000 people may have died due to the heavier than normal […]