Natural Disasters

AshBritt Honored as Trailblazer in Women in Emergency Management; Leads Panel at 2022 Rhode Island Preparedness Conference

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Friday, August 12, 2022 - 2:34pm

Camacho will be speaking on the importance and impact of women in the emergency management field as part of the conferences Women in Emergency Management panel.

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  • Camacho will be speaking on the importance and impact of women in the emergency management field as part of the conferences Women in Emergency Management panel.
  • Though emergency management is an ever-growing field with lucrative pay and career growth, as of 2019 just 34.8% of emergency management directors are women .
  • Were very proud to have her represent our company and this mission at the 2022 Rhode Island Preparedness Conference.
  • Im honored to have the opportunity to represent AshBritt at the 2022 Rhode Island Preparedness Conference and bring awareness to women in emergency management, said Dilia Camacho, Business and Client Relations Manager at AshBritt.

D.A. Davidson Closes $160M in Bonds to Advance Next Generation Aerial Firefighting Platforms

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 2:45pm

Achieving a financing of this type and scale with a partner like Bridger Aerospace is a historic milestone for D.A.

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  • Achieving a financing of this type and scale with a partner like Bridger Aerospace is a historic milestone for D.A.
  • Amid record-breaking, year-round wildfire seasons and a changing climate, Bridger meets an underserved and growing need for next-generation and full-service aerial firefighting platforms by leveraging sustainable and environmentally safe firefighting methods.
  • Based in Bozeman, Montana, Bridger Aerospace Group, LLC is one of the nations largest privately held aerial firefighting companies.
  • Bridger provides aerial firefighting and wildfire management services to federal and state government agencies, including the United States Forest Service, across the nation.

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Donate $205,000 to Support Eastern Kentucky Communities Devastated by Recent Flooding

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 8:07pm

UnitedHealthcare and Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), announced today a $205,000 donation to help eastern Kentucky residents following the devastating flooding that impacted local communities.

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  • UnitedHealthcare and Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), announced today a $205,000 donation to help eastern Kentucky residents following the devastating flooding that impacted local communities.
  • Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund Established by Kentucky Gov.
  • Need More Acres Kentucky-based farm delivering food to affected communities; $7,500 to support urgent delivery of food boxes to 150 families who have been displaced, injured or lost power due to the flooding.
  • UnitedHealthcare offers a full range of health benefits, enabling affordable coverage, simplifying the health care experience and delivering access to high-quality care.

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Announces the Norwegian Refugee Council as the 2022 Recipient of the $2.5 Million Hilton Humanitarian Prize

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 1:00pm

As the worlds largest annual humanitarian award presented to a nonprofit, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize recognizes extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.

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  • As the worlds largest annual humanitarian award presented to a nonprofit, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize recognizes extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.
  • To date, the Hilton Foundation has awarded more than $41 million to recipients of the Prize.
  • The Jurys selection of the Norwegian Refugee Council as the recipient of the 2022 Hilton Humanitarian Prize recognizes the importance of advocating for displaced people as they build a new future.
  • Filipo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said: I congratulate the Norwegian Refugee Council on winning this years Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

Best's Review Examines Challenges and Successes Following Hurricane Andrew

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Monday, August 8, 2022 - 1:46pm

A new article from Bests Review looks at Hurricane Andrew 30 years later.

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  • A new article from Bests Review looks at Hurricane Andrew 30 years later.
  • Read what industry experts say about the industry developments that took place in its aftermath in 30 Years After Hurricane Andrew, Bermuda Reinsurers, Florida Joined at the Hip.
  • Bests Review is AM Bests monthly insurance magazine, covering emerging issues and trends and evaluating their impact on the marketplace.
  • AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry.

Sceye HAPS Ascend to Stratosphere Using Renewable Energy Sources

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 12:04am

Sceye, a manufacturer of High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS), announced that it reached the stratosphere on June 14, 2022 with the aim of demonstrating the ability to stay over an area of operation for months at a time using renewable energy sources.

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  • Sceye, a manufacturer of High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS), announced that it reached the stratosphere on June 14, 2022 with the aim of demonstrating the ability to stay over an area of operation for months at a time using renewable energy sources.
  • Sceyes HAPS launched at 6:55 AM MDT from the companys hangar at the Roswell International Airport.
  • Todays test flight holds extraordinary potential for stratospheric discovery, said Sceye founder and CEO, Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen.
  • By maintaining position in the stratosphere for extended periods of time, we can begin realizing the promises of the stratosphere for life on Earth.

Domain Timber Advisors Acquires Nearly 3,400 Acres of Southeast Timberland

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 7:41pm

Domain Capital Group, LLC, a comprehensive private investment management services firm, and its subsidiary, Domain Timber Advisors, LLC, today announced the acquisition of nearly 3,400 acres of timberland in middle Georgia and south Alabama, further enhancing the companys substantial Southeast timber portfolio.

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  • Domain Capital Group, LLC, a comprehensive private investment management services firm, and its subsidiary, Domain Timber Advisors, LLC, today announced the acquisition of nearly 3,400 acres of timberland in middle Georgia and south Alabama, further enhancing the companys substantial Southeast timber portfolio.
  • These acquisitions offer immense potential through diverse management opportunities and harvest capacity as timber product demand remains strong in the Southeast, said Joe Sanderson, managing director and CEO of natural resources at Domain Timber Advisors, an SEC-registered investment advisor.
  • Domain Timbers most recent acquisitions increase the total acreage of timberland under the companys management to more than 264,000 acres.
  • As of March 31, 2022, Domain managed approximately $8.2 billion in total assets through its two registered subsidiaries, Domain Capital Advisors, LLC and Domain Timber Advisors, LLC.

Humana Foundation Donates $500,000 to Support Recovery in Wake of Devastating Flooding

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 7:00pm

The Humana Foundation is committed to the health and recovery of the people in Eastern Kentucky and the other impacted states, said The Humana Foundation CEO Tiffany Benjamin.

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  • The Humana Foundation is committed to the health and recovery of the people in Eastern Kentucky and the other impacted states, said The Humana Foundation CEO Tiffany Benjamin.
  • I am thankful to be a part of Humana and the Humana Foundation in responding and contributing to the relief and recovery efforts in our home state.
  • Humana and the Humana Foundation are working closely with Commonwealth officials to get resources and assistance to people as soon as possible.
  • Humana and The Humana Foundation are dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility.

ArborWorks Inc. teams up with Pioneer Market and Mariposa Safe Families to support families impacted by the Oak Fire

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Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 12:48am

A total of 200 gift cards valued at $100 each were delivered to the non-profit Mariposa Safe Families, the organization coordinating relief efforts in the county.

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  • A total of 200 gift cards valued at $100 each were delivered to the non-profit Mariposa Safe Families, the organization coordinating relief efforts in the county.
  • I knew the staff at ArborWorks wanted to do something to help the people in the community impacted by the Oak Fire.
  • Listening to friends made it clear that the local non-profit organization, Mariposa Safe Families Inc., had been a great source of support.
  • Mariposa Safe Families Inc. (MSF) believes that safe and healthy families nurture all children.

CTC Global Applauds the U.S. House for Passing the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act

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Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 12:52am

Today, CTC Global applauds the Unites States House of Representatives for passing H.R.

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  • Today, CTC Global applauds the Unites States House of Representatives for passing H.R.
  • 5118 - the Wildfire Response and Drought Resilience Act.
  • Sitton, CEO of CTC Global stated: Electric transmission lines are the backbones of our economy and are increasingly at risk due to wildfires.
  • Modern advanced conductors are being used to reduce wildfire risks on key transmission lines across the western United States.