While no amount of preparation could have prevented the horrendous events of the past few weeks, preparedness may help mitigate impact and suffering as well as costs.
After you have tackled the arduous task of returning your lives and businesses to a semblance of normalcy, I'm sure you will be thinking about how you could better…
My thoughts are with those of you in Texas and neighboring states dealing with the ordeal of Hurricane Harvey.
While no amount of preparation could have prevented this horrendous event, preparedness could help mitigate the impact and suffering as well as costs.
Once you have dried out and begun the arduous task of returning your lives and…
I have rather mixed feelings about the devastating fire at the nearby Grenfell Tower. Having been brought up and worked most of my life in this part of London; I am even a Freeman of this great city. As a young boy I often visited family friends in who lived in Grenfell Road, long before the tower was built. The physical proximity and personal memories of the neighbourhood mean that I am keen to go over there and help. That then causes stress because of the appalling scene which prompts thoughts of the agonies experienced by thousands of people, many of whom we probably knew by sight. We do our weekly shopping in a nearby supermarket where we have probably chatted with some of them as we queued at the checkout.
The ruin now stands as a reminder of a tragedy which will never be forgotten in this part of the world. Indeed we still often think about the Great Fire of London that devastated our city 350 years ago. Yes, it caused devastation but it led to a better city with wider roads, a better layout and the foundation of our Fire Service.