Article Out Loud - Community Preparedness for Power-Grid Failure

By MARY LASKY, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal Flashback, November 25, 2014.

Disasters can occur at anytime. This 2014 article describes some of the cascading effects that can follow a disaster when the electric power grid goes down and how communities can better prepare for them.

Narrated by Niquey Garfield. 

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Mary Lasky

Mary Lasky, a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), serves as the program manager for business continuity planning for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), where she coordinated the APL Incident Command System Team. She also as a member of: InfraGard, where she is the vice chair for the InfraGard EMP-SIG. In Howard County, Maryland, she served as: president of the Community Emergency Response Network Inc. (CERN); president of the board of directors of Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center; and for Leadership Howard County is co-chair of the Steering Committee for the Leadership Premier Program. For many years, she has been on the adjunct faculty of the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. She is the immediate past president of the Central Maryland Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) and has held a variety of supervisory positions in information technology and in business services. Her consulting work has included helping nonprofit organizations create and implement their business continuity plans.



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