Right around this time last year, millions of people in Texas and Louisiana were recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005. Shortly after Harvey, Hurricane Irma, the most intense hurricane to strike the continental U.S. since Hurricane Katrina, made landfall in Florida. And just when we thought it was all over, Hurricane Maria, now considered the worst natural disaster on record to affect Dominica and Puerto Rico, hit in mid-September.
Looking Back on a Hurricane Season of Epic Proportions
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An extraordinary series of hurricanes last year prompted an extraordinary response by Mohawk employees. In August and September 2017, hurricanes Irma and Harvey made landfall, devastating the lives of millions. Included in those millions was Alexis Herbert, a Dal-Tile employee. As the Dal-Tile team answered the call and headed to Florida during Irma to help one of their own with financial assistance and post-hurricane support, the Mohawk fleet made its way to Houston to help deliver more than 100,000 bottles of water in the wake of Harvey.
If you ever find yourself in Kathmandu, try the MOMO. Seriously, that stuff is delicious.
Earlier this year, I did find myself in Kathmandu. And while I ate my weight in momo, that wasn’t why I was there.
Along with several other members on the Tyson Foods Corporate Communications team, I traveled to Nepal to meet Moushumi Shrestha – agricultural entrepreneur and, together with Tyson Foods, co-sponsor of a brand new ONEEGG project in Nepal.
Like so many school districts around the country, it’s back-to-school time here in Santa Rosa, Calif. I look forward to this week every year, the excited buzz of students filling the halls and classrooms and the celebration of a new school year. But this year is a little different. With more than 800 families in our district displaced as a result of last October’s wildfires, we just won’t know until those school doors open how many students will be back this year. Many families spent the summer evaluating if they will stay in Santa Rosa and rebuild, or move.
This week marks one year since Hurricane Harvey hit US soil, causing $125 billion in damage and contributing to the costliest year for climate-related disasters in US history, totalling more than $300 billion.
When news of natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, floods and droughts pop up in people’s news feeds, they feel compelled to give immediately. You may find yourself scrambling to respond to hundreds of “what are we doing about this?” questions from employees and leadership—unless you have a plan.
During Hurricane Harvey, Billy and his son were able to help Lisa Bates and her family safely evacuate their home
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One year ago, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas, and led to historic flooding. Lisa Bates, an independent agent licensed to sell Aflac products, and her family – including her 10-month-old daughter – were stranded and in need of help.
With no power and little battery left on her phone, Lisa sent out a message on social media. Within minutes, hundreds responded from her Aflac family, including Billy Cable, 2018 Aflac #CSRHero and Aflac policyholder. Thanks to Billy and his son’s immediate response, Lisa and her family were able to evacuate their home safely.
Visa released its 2017 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, the company’s summary of progress in its ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility, sustainability and ethical leadership. The report addresses the commitments and progress Visa has made across its most significant environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
Black & Veatch, Tesla, Canadian Solar, Lloyd Electric and SunCrate Energy bring resilient microgrid power to SU Manuel Ortiz in Puerto Rico
YABUCOA, Puerto Rico, August 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Eleven months since their three-building school was first plunged into darkness by Hurricane Maria, 140 students in Puerto Rico’s picturesque Yabucoa district have reliable power.
Operation Homefront Continues to Support Victims of 2017 Disasters
SAN ANTONIO, T.X. , August 9, 2018 /3BL Media/– As America prepares for the 2018 hurricane season, Operation Homefront, thanks to generous support from the Walmart Foundation and others, are ensuring that military families in Florida and other locations impacted by the devastating series of natural disasters in 2017 are not forgotten. The need to assist these families continues, as temporary federal programs and moratoriums that were implemented to support the victims of these disasters are now expiring.