Resilience NEWS

How Much Can (and Should) Government Protect People from Natural Disaster?

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It didn’t take long after the tragedy of the Oso, Wash., March mudslide for everyone to wonder: Should local officials have done more to prevent people from building in harm’s way? The local emergency management director, John Pennington, was grief-stricken. “We did everything we could,” he told reporters. He added, “Sometimes big events just happen. Sometimes large events that nobody sees happen. And this just happened.”…

 

Coastal areas bearing the brunt of changing weather patterns

Rising temperatures and level of seawater were directing affecting weather patterns in coastal areas of the country and this was why extreme natural disasters such as wind storms and tropical cyclones had become more frequent and dangerous over the years. This was expressed by leading climate change researchers, policy makers and disaster response experts who had gathered at the ‘Climate change adaptation conference’ to discuss the impact of changing weather patterns on the lives people living in the coastal areas of Pakistan on Thursday…

 

Pacquiao is new face of disaster preparedness

cowMANILA, Philippines—From the way Manny Pacquiao is talking these days, one would think he has forgotten his duties as a member of Congress. After promoting pain relievers, energy drinks, sports apparel, the word of God and his singing career, the 35-year-old boxing champ and congressman is now lending his name for free to a cause priceless to all: saving lives and surviving natural disasters. Pacquiao is the new face of a public service campaign to spread awareness of disaster preparedness in the most disaster-prone region in the world. Prudence Foundation, charitable arm of life insurance firm Prudential Corp. Asia (PCA), and Fox International Channels’ (FIC) National Geographic on Thursday launched Safe Steps…

 

Amity University organizes workshop on “impacts of natural disasters on wild animals “

Amity Institute of Wildlife Sciences in association with National Institute of Disaster Management flagged a three-day training workshop on “Impacts of Natural Disasters on Wild Animals and Mitigation Strategies” at its Amity Campus here today. The three day workshop will witness the presence of Forest Officers, Researchers, Academicians and Students. It will educate the participants with key components leading to natural disaster and its impact on wildlife. The participants will be submitting the research paper at the end of the workshop…

 

Group Forms to Help With Long-Term Disaster Relief

Nearly two weeks ago today a macro-burst hit Vanderburgh and Warrick counties causing significant damage, which prompted the formation of a group willing to help out. The group is called the Southwest Indiana Community Organizations Active in Disasters. Today’s meeting was a training session for people willing to help those who may be affected by a natural disaster. The Red Cross is helping form this group because the situations that this group will handle is something that the Red Cross is unable to assist with. The group will focus on long term recovery, such as how to get you back into your home should it become damaged. Steve Cain from Purdue University was at today’s meeting and said in long-term recovery, the goal is if windows were blown, they want to help replace the windows. If roofs were torn off, then they want to make sure that they get the roofs covered in the response phase so no more rain water gets in there and in the long-term, replace the roof….