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17:43 ET Duke Energy crews restore power to nearly 70% of Carolinas customers impacted by Tropical Storm Zeta

Duke Energy crews have restored power to nearly 70 percent of the company's more than 500,000 North Carolina and South Carolina customers who lost...


15:13 ET Smithfield Foods Donates Nearly 30,000 Pounds of Protein to Louisiana Foodbank in Wake of Hurricane Zeta

Smithfield Foods, Inc. has donated nearly 30,000 pounds of protein to Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana to aid ongoing...


14:12 ET 1 p.m. Update: Power restored to nearly 675,000 Georgia Power customers within 36 hours of Hurricane Zeta's path through Georgia

Georgia Power continues damage assessment and restoration efforts and has already restored electric service to nearly 675,000 customers following...


09:05 ET StandUp Wireless Helps Customers in Hurricane Zeta's Path

StandUp Wireless announced today that it will give all Louisiana customers unlimited talk and text and 3GB of data for 30 days in response to the...


Oct 29, 2020, 21:33 ET 8 p.m. Update: Georgia Power expects power to be restored to 95% of customers impacted by Hurricane Zeta by Sunday night

Electric service to nearly 490,000 Georgia Power customers has been restored following Hurricane Zeta. As of 8 p.m. Thursday, approximately 280,000...


Oct 29, 2020, 18:17 ET Duke Energy crews restore power, assess damage across Carolinas following fast-moving Tropical Storm Zeta

Tropical Storm Zeta's powerful winds raced through North Carolina and South Carolina today, cutting power to more than 500,000 Duke Energy customers...


Oct 29, 2020, 15:13 ET 1:30 p.m. Update: Power to more than 280,000 Georgia Power customers restored following Hurricane Zeta

Electric service to more than 280,000 Georgia Power customers has been restored following Hurricane Zeta. As of 1:30 p.m. Thursday, approximately...


Oct 29, 2020, 09:34 ET Georgia Power begins Hurricane Zeta damage assessment; reminds customers to focus on safety after the storm

As Hurricane Zeta clears Georgia, Georgia Power begins its full-scale damage assessment. There has been significant damage due to high winds, heavy...


Oct 28, 2020, 16:04 ET Fannie Mae Reminds Homeowners and Mortgage Servicers of Assistance Options for Those Affected by Hurricane Zeta

Fannie Mae (OTCQB: FNMA) is reminding those impacted by Hurricane Zeta of available mortgage assistance and disaster relief options. Under Fannie...


Oct 28, 2020, 15:56 ET Duke Energy crews ready to respond following Hurricane Zeta as remnants of storm near Carolinas

With the remnants of Hurricane Zeta expected to travel across North Carolina and South Carolina Thursday, Duke Energy has readied its crews for a...


Oct 28, 2020, 08:36 ET Hurricane Zeta is Causing Gulf Coast Hospitals to Rely on FastCommand For Emergency Communication

Once again Gulf Coast Hospitals are activating emergency internet banners in both Louisiana and Alabama to warn healthcare workers and patients in...


Oct 27, 2020, 17:21 ET Protect Your Family Before and After Hurricane Zeta

https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2021/Protect-Your-Family-Before-and-After-Hurricane-Zeta As Hurricane Zeta threatens the Gulf Coast of...


Oct 27, 2020, 14:09 ET Georgia Power prepared for Tropical Storm Zeta

As Tropical Storm Zeta continues to strengthen as it tracks towards the Gulf Coast, Georgia Power is prepared to respond to any service interruptions ...


Oct 27, 2020, 10:50 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Expedites Access to Care for Members Affected by Fires in Colorado

In response to historic wildfires in Colorado, the governor of Colorado has declared a state of emergency for Boulder, Grand, and Larimer counties....


Oct 22, 2020, 20:00 ET Hurricane Epsilon Marks 10th Hurricane of the 2020 Hurricane Season

ClimaCell, the world's leading All-in-One Weather Intelligence Platform™, tweeted that Tropical Storm Epsilon has now been upgraded to a Category 3...


Oct 22, 2020, 12:24 ET Event Ticketing Platform Ticketbud Helps Convert 400,000 Attendee Holiday Festival into a Timed Access Drive-thru Experience

Austin's largest holiday event attracting 400,000 attendees each year, has reinvented itself for 2020. Austin Trail of Lights, the city's second...


Oct 22, 2020, 10:56 ET Visionect Introduces Latest Hot-Desking Tech to Help Schedule and Manage Workplace Desk Spaces: 'Joan Desk Booking App'

Visionect officially announced the launch of the Joan Desk Booking app (https://getjoan.com/joan-desk-booking-app/), a simple and easy-to-use SaaS...


Oct 20, 2020, 11:07 ET Deep-Learning Powered Reinsurance Company Kettle Launches to Protect People From the Exacerbated Effects of Climate Change, Starting with Wildfires

Kettle, the reinsurance startup that uses advanced deep learning to better protect people from the growing risks associated with climate change, such ...


Oct 19, 2020, 20:09 ET IBHS brings latest scientific research to California wildfire insurance hearing

As the record-setting year of wildfires continues to ravage California, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today brought its...


Oct 19, 2020, 13:00 ET Rise Of Substance Use & Mental Health Challenges Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic -- Exclusive White Paper, Sponsored By TenEleven Group & OPEN MINDS

Those in the health and human services field don't need statistics to know that the current pandemic is having an adverse effect on mental health. A...


Oct 19, 2020, 06:00 ET Texas Adopts Audacious Inquiry's PULSE Enterprise to Support Disaster Response

Today, the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) and Audacious Inquiry announced that the State of Texas is adopting the Patient Unified Lookup...


Oct 15, 2020, 12:17 ET Mercury Insurance Launches Programs to Help California Homeowners with Wildfire Risk

Wildfire season is well underway, with wildfires scorching a record breaking number of acres up and down California, and the peak of the season is...


Oct 14, 2020, 16:26 ET More than 6.1 million Californians will practice "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" through ShakeOut this Thursday, October 15

Despite a year of record-breaking wildfires, extreme weather, and a pandemic, more than 6.1 million Californians are registered to participate in...


Oct 14, 2020, 09:00 ET Court Affirms That a Property (Not Taxpayers) Must Pay Its Own Costs of Health and Safety Receivership Abatement Work

California Receivership Group - As wildfires get closer to containment throughout Northern California, the First District Court of Appeal released a...


Oct 14, 2020, 07:35 ET Elizabethtown College Launches Innovative Public Health Major Amidst Pandemic

Elizabethtown College recently launched an interdisciplinary and dynamic Public Health major. A relevant career field amid the COVID-19 pandemic,...