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CEO Patrick Hardy Quoted in USA Today

CEO Patrick Hardy Quoted heavily in USA Todayhttps://www.usatoday.com/…/covid-hurricanes-wil…/5839914002/ “”It’s a sense, essentially, of psychological overwhelm,” said Patrick Hardy, a certified emergency manager and risk manager. “You’re being constantly bombarded with negative information. … It creates this sense of doom.” When disasters occur sequentially, it can make it seem as though our problems are insurmountable. It’s…

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Western Manufactured Homes Association Article

Is Your Disaster Program Compliant and Operationally Ready? The global impact of COVID-19 has required property managers throughout the US to adapt quickly and recognize the importance of a robust disaster plan. These plans, when properly designed and implemented on a property, provide the tools necessary to empower employees and management tonavigate a multi-dimensional disaster…

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ABC 7 Preventing and managing ‘disaster fatigue’

https://wjla.com/features/good-morning-washington/preventing-and-managing-disaster-fatigue WASHINGTON (ABC7) — From a global pandemic causing more than 860,000 death, to a record-breaking hurricane season turning towns to rubble – it’s hard to escape the devastation of 2020. And it’s no surprise many are now battling what’s being called ‘disaster fatigue.’ Patrick Hardy, certified emergency manager and creator of the Disaster Hawk app, shared what…

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Chico News: Fifteen Minutes: Patrick Hardy, disaster preparedness expert

With his new app, Disaster Hawk, Sacramento-based disaster preparedness expert Patrick Hardy aims to make disaster planning less confounding for families, small businesses and just about anybody. As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, Hardy provides advice for preparing for ongoing stay-at-home orders and a potentially worse second wave. You are a disaster preparedness expert by profession.…

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Disaster Hawk Featured in Bay 9 News Story

Disaster App Developer Offers Tips for Possible COVID-19 Second Wave By Sarah Blazonis Pasco CountyPUBLISHED 5:47 PM ET Jul. 16, 2020 PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — The developer of the app Disaster Hawk, meant to help users plan for a range of emergencies, tells Spectrum Bay News 9 now is the time for individuals, families, and businesses to start…

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Patrick Hardy Interviewed by Sacramento News and Review

The creator of Disaster Hawk, a disaster preparation app, gives his tips on the next round of COVID-19 concerns Fifteen years into his career, disaster preparedness expert Patrick Hardy has settled in the Sacramento area. His new app, Disaster Hawk, aims to make disaster planning less confounding for families, small businesses and just about anybody. As…

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America’s Disaster Planner Patrick Hardy Joins Fox 56 Discussion

https://fox56.com/news/local/disaster-planning-expert-businesses-need-to-prepare-for-potential-second-covid-19-wave (WOLF) — Governor Tom Wolf predicted last week a coronavirus resurgence this fall. We even saw the highest case count in months Tuesday. Wolf wants businesses and families to be prepared just in case, and that means saving money and supplies. A disaster planning expert, Patrick Hardy, weighed in on what you should do. “They…

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Patrick Hardy Provides Hoteliers with Guidance on Disaster Planning

Hotels: You Need a Disaster Plan

What prompted you to create Disaster Hawk?Before Disaster Hawk, families and small businesses had to spend hours and days developing a static, written plan that was going to gather dust and never be seen or used again. I wanted to use my expertise to design custom plans that require just 90 seconds to finish, and…

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CEO Patrick Hardy Interviewed by Nation’s Restaurant News

“The first thing a restaurant needs to do is to create a “lessons learned” plan from the first wave, and that’s three different sub-steps: first, conduct a debriefing with all of your staff and ask them two questions: “what did we do well?” and “what do we need to work on?” Those are the lessons…

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America’s Disaster Planner Pens Article for FastCasual on COVID

Is your restaurant prepared for possible second wave of COVID-19

https://www.fastcasual.com/blogs/is-your-restaurant-prepared-for-possible-second-wave-of-covid-19/ The unique circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic has provided an unprecedented challenge to restaurant operations throughout the U.S. and the world. National lockdowns followed by uneven reopening schemes and state-by-state procedural and sanitation guidance have forced management teams to quickly pivot and adapt to a rapidly evolving environment. Successful restaurant operators will need to…

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