This past weekend the NYC metro area (among others on the Atlantic seaboard) saw heavy rains from Tropical Storm/Hurricane Henri. Meanwhile deadly flash floods have devastated Tennessee. Then there's the continued drought, water issues, and wildfires out West.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) sent an email out in advance of the storm to be aware of Hurricane-Related Scams.
The same scam attempts have existed for years with slight changes for
technology: either offering questionable aid or requesting donations through non-standard channels.
written about this topic several times over the years. Based on
current advice for keeping my content relevant, I am working on consolidating and updating those posts. The
storm didn't ask me what my editing schedule was, so they're not
completed yet! I'm including them here even though they're quite old. Please keep in mind that the links within the posts may no longer go where I expect.
Need to start your preparedness plan? Creating and Maintaining a Disaster Preparedness Plan was updated earlier this year.
When faced with the stress a disaster brings, it's tempting to reach out to what seems the easiest. Please be mindful of what you share and how you evaluate potential solutions.