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Monthly Archives: May, 2014

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Louisiana Floods to Worsen as Storm Brings More Rain Gulf Coast residents hit by flash floods will have to deal with yet more rainfall Friday before they can begin the … Continue reading

31/05/2014

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How Much Can (and Should) Government Protect People from Natural Disaster? It didn’t take long after the tragedy of the Oso, Wash., March mudslide for everyone to wonder: Should local … Continue reading

30/05/2014

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Are disasters inherent risks? The recent Soma mining disaster in Turkey led to the death of more than 300 miners. A number of mining executives have been detained on suspicion … Continue reading

29/05/2014

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Earthquake and Floods Hit Skopje Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, was hit by an earthquake, measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was 10 kilometers north … Continue reading

28/05/2014

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Balkan Flooding ‘God’s Punishment’ for Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision Win: Church Leaders Singer Conchita Wurst is responsible for the deadly Balkan flooding that left more than 50 people dead, Church leaders … Continue reading

27/05/2014

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These Engineers Are Fighting Bushfires with Explosives Bushfires are one of the most deadly and destructive natural disasters in Australia — they can move at incredible speeds and wipe out … Continue reading

26/05/2014

Resilience NEWS, SUNDAY SPECIAL: The Floods In Southeast Europe

International Medical Corps Team in Balkans Assessing Humanitarian Needs Following Deadly Floods Following massive flooding that has killed more than 50 people and displaced tens of thousands more, International Medical … Continue reading

25/05/2014

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Councils say cutting flood mitigation funds short-sighted The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) says the Federal Government’s decision to slash a flood mitigation fund will cost it more in … Continue reading

24/05/2014

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Award seeks to find our most resilient Queenslanders THE search is on across regional Queensland for community-minded people who have helped their regions recover and become more resilient following natural … Continue reading

23/05/2014

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A Map Of Where El Niño Will Strike Around The World The map is the work of NOAA and is by no means a prediction or promise of how this … Continue reading

22/05/2014

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Serbia and Bosnia floods: Worst floods to hit Balkans kill 40 and raise landmines threat At least 37 people have died and tens of thousands left homeless in the worst … Continue reading

20/05/2014

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Haiyan Six Months On: A Promising Start on the Long Road to Recovery Six months after one of the strongest tropical storms ever recorded on earth slammed into the Philippines … Continue reading

19/05/2014

Resilience NEWS – SPECIAL EDITION: the Balkan Floods

State of emergency in Austria, Bosnia and Serbia after severe floods Severe flooding has led to a state of emergency being declared in Austria, Serbia and Bosnia. In Bosnia, army … Continue reading

18/05/2014

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Stunning Images From The 10-Mile California Wildfire That Look Like They Should Be From A Movie A wildfire that flared up in 30 mph winds on Thursday burned a 10-mile … Continue reading

17/05/2014

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Wildfires spread in Southern California, San Onofre nuclear power plant evacuated San Diego County has declared a local emergency, as a fast-spreading wildfire moves thought Carlsbad, California. The fire, which … Continue reading

16/05/2014

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‘Cyber resilience’ is the new boardroom priority Traditional cyber security is now inadequate for today’s threat landscape and must be superseded by ‘cyber resilience’, demanding more vigorous action from company … Continue reading

15/05/2014

Resilience NEWS

Flirting with disaster After the deadly summer of 2010-2011, executives at Insurance Australia Group made a decision. Floods had swept through the eastern states, killing more than two dozen people … Continue reading

14/05/2014

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Resilience, Communication and Collaboration Workshop report This workshop was a participatory action research exercise in collaboration and communication. The aims of the workshop were broad but the outcomes and outputs … Continue reading

13/05/2014

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Natural Disasters Still Aren’t Good for the Economy Tornado season is in full swing, and late April saw big storm systems that did serious damage in parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, … Continue reading

12/05/2014

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Dreaded El Nino looms in the Pacific Australia remains on course for its first El Nino in more than four years, a weather event that typically brings a drier-than-average winter … Continue reading

11/05/2014

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No home safe in theoretical Brisbane earthquake There would be up to 100 deaths, thousands more walking wounded, and not one house would be safe if a 5.5 magnitude earthquake … Continue reading

10/05/2014

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Raising your resilience levels at the workplace Resilience is an increasingly prized asset for individuals, teams and organisations. To be resilient at work, individuals need to develop a range of … Continue reading

09/05/2014

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OECD: Countries must improve resilience to disasters or face mounting costs Boosting Resilience through Innovative Risk Governance estimates that earthquakes, social unrest, industrial accidents, terror attacks, pandemics and other disruptive … Continue reading

08/05/2014

Resilience NEWS

How to make Karachi a ‘resilient city’ These days, there is much talk about building ‘urban resilience’, mostly within the context of climate change. Before we go about building resiliency, … Continue reading

07/05/2014

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Torrential rains cause Italy flooding At least one person has been killed and another is missing after flooding hit the Le Marche province in central Italy. The port town of … Continue reading

06/05/2014

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‘No Hope’ for Those Buried by Mudslide, Afghanistan Official Says Afghanistan — A day after landslides buried much of a village in northeastern Afghanistan, local officials said they feared that … Continue reading

05/05/2014

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Mudslide wipes away Afghan town About 2250 people are feared dead after a mudslide buried an Afghan village in the far northeastern province of Badakhshan. More than 300 houses in … Continue reading

04/05/2014

Resilience NEWS

Investing in resilience Three years ago, my homeland was blindsided by calamity. The 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan was a stark reminder of nature’s power and underscored the importance … Continue reading

03/05/2014

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LGAQ to have natural disaster funding inquiry say The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) says it will make a submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into natural disaster funding. … Continue reading

02/05/2014

Resilience NEWS

US tornado death toll rises to at least 26 Residents have woken to the full scale of the devastation left by powerful tornadoes that tore through south-central United States, killing … Continue reading

01/05/2014

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