Huge storm threatens eastern seaboard, massive response underway

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  disaster_preparedness_emergency_response Image Caption:  Obama, Fugate briefing As hurricane Sandy closed in on the east coast of the U.S. threatening unprecedented damage from strong winds, torrential rain and flooding on Oct. 29, the federal government in Washington, as well as state and local governments along the…

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Storm preparations underway at CBP

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  disaster_preparedness_emergency_response Image Caption:  CBP’s Aguilar Customs and Border Protection officials warned shipping companies and others that use seaports in the path of Hurricane Sandy to monitor CBP Web sites for updates on possible disruptions to traffic at the facilities. In an Oct. 25 notice, CBP…

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DHS S&T bio sensor tests underway in Boston subway

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  cbrne_detection Image Caption:  MBTA Somerville station The planned tests of bio sensors in Boston’s “T” subway by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) using real, but harmless, biological agents are underway. A statement by DHS S&T on Aug. 24, said…

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