Tagged: hurricane sandy

How Crisis Communicators Rely on Social Media

by Chris Bahn 3/18/2013 12:00 am

Using a smartphone to gather information is becoming a necessity during storms. It's why Wal-Mart's Sam's Club division set up power stations at stores in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy hit. It's why Entergy continues to tweak a social media plan it used during December's winter storm.

Survey: US Employers Add 215K Jobs in December

by Lance Turner 1/3/2013 08:23 am

A private survey shows U.S. businesses sharply increased hiring in December, helped by a surge of new construction jobs created to help rebuild from Superstorm Sandy.

Video: Steve Womack Adjourns The House Without Vote on Hurricane Sandy Aid

by Lance Turner 1/2/2013 10:12 am

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., adjourns the House, ignoring calls for a vote on Hurricane Sandy aid.

Sandy Had It All (Andrew Meadors Commentary)

by Andrew Meadors 11/12/2012 12:00 am

We were warned. Scientists and insurance actuaries have been writing about the risk of a hurricane hitting New England for several years now. Population times property values equals the big one. They droned away. And now, it has happened.

Of Disaster and the ‘Other Side' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/5/2012 12:00 am

When calamity befalls our brother and sister citizens, as it did last week in the form of Sandy, Americans tend to resist partisan impulses and pull together.

Only 14 Wal-Mart Stores Remain Closed After Sandy

by Lance Turner 11/1/2012 01:51 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville says that as of Thursday, only 14 stores remain closed after Hurricane Sandy tore through the northeastern United States. That's down from a peak of more than 200 stores shuttered in the storm.

Hurricane Sandy's Impact Felt Even in Arkansas

by Tre Baker 10/31/2012 10:48 am

Hurricane Sandy may have been 900 miles away from Arkansas, but the state is feeling effects from the storm in other ways.

Arkansas Best Corp. Delays Earnings Release, Conference Call

by Lance Turner 10/29/2012 05:24 pm

Arkansas Best Corp. of Fort Smith, which was due to report earnings on Tuesday, has indeed delayed its earnings release and conference call with analysts.

Hurricane Sandy Cancels Some Flights at Clinton, Northwest Arkansas Airports

by Lance Turner 10/29/2012 01:51 pm

At the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, some flights to and from Washington D.C. and Baltimore have been canceled due to Hurricane Sandy. A similar story is playing out in northwest Arkansas.