In an increasingly connected world, the Internet of Things (IoT) is an increasingly utilized catch phrase. Hackers like the IoT, too.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for October 7, 2016: Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida as officials order more than 2 million to evacuate, various regions in southeastern U.S. make emergency declarations in anticipation of maybe the most powerful storm to hit the U.S. in 10 years, the death toll in Haiti associated with Matthew rises sharply, investigators determine that the speed of the New Jersey commuter train was twice the legal limit when it crashed, firefighters make quick progress on a big Colorado blaze, and Russia warns the U.S. not to intervene in Syria.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for September 26, 2016: Washington authorities capture the suspect of a deadly mall shooting, Charlotte officials release video of a fatal police shooting and lift a citywide curfew, certain states take steps to limit the future release of police footage, heavy rains cause major flooding in parts of the Midwest, New York officials aim to overhaul the smartphone emergency alert system, Native American tribes battle against oil pipeline construction, and the USDA recalls meat products due to E. coli concerns.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for September 23, 2016: Tulsa County charges police officer Betty Shelby with manslaughter, Charlotte protests continue for a third night, the debate about releasing the Charlotte shooting video intensifies, Yahoo announces the largest known data breach ever, a migrant boat carrying hundreds capsizes off the coast of Egypt, firefighting crews make major progress battling a California fire, and LaGuardia Airport has a major scare.
EDM Friday Briefing: Gasoline Pipeline Spill, Earthquake Research, Tropical Storm Julia, Columbus Police
Emergency and disaster management briefing for September 16, 2016: A gasoline pipeline spill in Alabama causes big problems on the East Coast, scientists say that moon phases can trigger large earthquakes, Tropical Storm Julia lingers near the Carolinas, a Columbus police officer fatally shoots a 13-year-old, Zika cases continue to rise in Florida, and both West Virginia and Louisiana struggle to recover from devastating floods.
The Red Cross is calling the historic flooding in Louisiana the worst disaster in the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012.
Wildfire danger will remain heightened in California and other west regions until Fall, when risk will shift largely eastward.