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Monthly Archives: April, 2014

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Drone Captures Path Of Destruction Left By Arkansas Tornado <iframe width=”980″ height=”551″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/c7s2lzDtjew” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen> At least 18 people were killed this weekend when a string of tornados ripped through … Continue reading

30/04/2014

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String of Deadly Storms Hits Across Midwest and South A violent weather system lashed the Midwest and South with tornadoes on Sunday, killing at least 17 people, officials said, and … Continue reading

29/04/2014

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Pacific Partnership: Can an Expensive Exercise Deliver More Value? Since 2006, the U.S. Navy has been conducting Pacific Partnership, a U.S. Defense Department forward readiness humanitarian aid program in the … Continue reading

28/04/2014

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Volunteers who helped victims during Queensland’s two worst recent natural disasters still waiting for recognition HERO volunteers who helped victims during Queensland’s two worst natural disasters are still waiting for … Continue reading

27/04/2014

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Strongest sandstorm in decades sweeps China A strong sandstorm swept Gansu Province in northwest China on Wednesday, reducing visibility to less than 65ft, according to the provincial meteorological center. The … Continue reading

26/04/2014

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eReefs tool to assess health of the Great Barrier Reef Queensland Environment Minister Andrew Powell, who received a briefing on the initiative along with his federal counterpart Greg Hunt, said … Continue reading

25/04/2014

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One Year after Bombings, Patriotism and Resilience at the Marathon Just more than a year after two deadly explosions disrupted the 2013 Boston Marathon, the only sound that could be … Continue reading

24/04/2014

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Opinions about Monitoring and Evaluating Community Disaster Resilience This research analysed strong opinions about community resilience indicators, which were held by emergency management practitioners and researchers. Groups of practitioners and … Continue reading

23/04/2014

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Govt: Only 30% of nation ready for major disaster Only about 30 percent of areas in Japan that are expected to be hit by tsunami in the event of large-scale … Continue reading

22/04/2014

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Florida House Passes Bill To Carry Guns Without Permit During Natural Disaster The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill to allow citizens to arm themselves without a gun permit … Continue reading

21/04/2014

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ULI Spring 2014 – Resilient Cities and Why They Matter Dr. Richard Barkham, group research director at Grosvenor Group, discusses his firm’s Resilient Cities Research Report released at the ULI … Continue reading

20/04/2014

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Resilience as a metaphor What all of these extraordinary people have in common is resilience. Psychologists define resilience as the ability to bounce back from hardship and to carry on. … Continue reading

19/04/2014

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Take Action to Be Ready and Resilient America’s first PrepareAthon! National Day of Action is April 30. I encourage organizations and people across the country to participate. America’s PrepareAthon is … Continue reading

18/04/2014

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New disaster risk reduction strategies needed rather than “rearranging deckchairs on Titanic” – experts WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Countries must develop new strategies for preventing damage from natural disasters … Continue reading

17/04/2014

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The Business Case for Resilience Richard Barkham, group research director at Grosvenor Group, defined resilience as the ability of a city to avoid or bounce back from an adverse event. … Continue reading

16/04/2014

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The transformation of Medellín provides a model for cities worldwide Resilience is more than just disaster response – it equips cities to deal with a range of challenges before they … Continue reading

15/04/2014

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Resilience Awards bounce back Applications are now being received for the 2014 Resilient Australia Awards. Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan said the awards provided a rare opportunity to highlight the … Continue reading

14/04/2014

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Cyclone Ita: Cooktown residents assess overnight damage with relief Strong gales and heavy rain continued to batter far north Queensland on Saturday as Cooktown locals took stock of the damage … Continue reading

13/04/2014

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Cyclone Ita ‘has the potential to take lives’ Tropical Cyclone Ita, which is bearing down on far north Queensland, has been downgraded to a category 4 as power is lost … Continue reading

12/04/2014

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13 riskiest cities for natural disasters The weather is a common variable that plays into the success of housing, with this year being no exception. “During the winter and early … Continue reading

11/04/2014

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Collaborative approach to disaster resilience may cut insurer payouts Insurance and community risk network Know Risk has endorsed calls for a national approach to natural disaster resilience in the wake … Continue reading

10/04/2014

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Disease outbreak fears in Solomons flood clean-up It is a natural disaster on a scale never before witnessed in the Solomon Islands. Flash flooding on the main island of Guadalcanal … Continue reading

09/04/2014

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Natural disaster major threat to Pacific economies THE relationship between natural disasters and economies was highlighted at the Second Pacific Regional Meeting of Ministers of Energy and Maritime Transport in … Continue reading

08/04/2014

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Australia responds to Solomon Island flooding Today (Saturday) we announce that Australia will provide $250,000 in emergency relief supplies to assist the Government of Solomon Islands respond to the needs … Continue reading

07/04/2014

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Dozens missing in Solomon Islands flash floods Dozens of people are still missing after flash floods that have killed at least 12 people and left some 10,000 homeless in the … Continue reading

06/04/2014

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Suncorp warns about insurance disaster pools, argues in FIS submission that mitigation is better SUNCORP’S insurance arm has sought to quash any national disaster insurance pool, while complaining excessive regulation … Continue reading

05/04/2014

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Was it luck or preparedness? What explains the low death toll in Chile’s earthquake? Jonathan Franklin, reporter for The Guardian newspaper, believes it was more a matter of luck. “When … Continue reading

04/04/2014

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  Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes Chile, sparking tsunami, landslides A POWERFUL magnitude-8.2 earthquake has struck off northern Chile, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country’s entire … Continue reading

03/04/2014

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Philippines lawmakers push for Haiyan memorial Two lawmakers are pushing for the construction of a Typhoon Haiyan memorial, not just to honour the victims of the tragedy, but also to … Continue reading

02/04/2014

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Resilient Cities March Update Program Overview Update Find the updated program overview on our webpage, including information on: •High-level speakers •Cities representing their work •Sessions on various key themes •Co-patrons … Continue reading

01/04/2014

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