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Monthly Archives: June, 2014

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Norfolk hires chief officer for “catastrophic events” If you haven’t heard the word “resilience” in the context of government, brace yourself. Like sea level rise, it’s coming to a coastal … Continue reading

30/06/2014 · Leave a comment

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Calgary flood of 2013 helped Naheed Nenshi become political rock star   Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who became the rock for many as water surged through Alberta’s largest city, says … Continue reading

28/06/2014 · Leave a comment

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Tracy Marshall case: missing woman’s body found three years after Tropical Cyclone Carlos hit Karratha Tracy Marshall, 35, was being treated for depression when she left a Karratha hospital on … Continue reading

27/06/2014 · Leave a comment

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Eight Takeaways from Eight Cities Around the world, our first 32 cities are kicking off their 100 Resilient Cities Challenge engagements with workshops, and we’ve had great conversations about the … Continue reading

26/06/2014 · Leave a comment

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  Creating resilience against natural disaster Today’s beachgoers in the three coastal states hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 — New Jersey, New York and Connecticut — encounter huge … Continue reading

25/06/2014 · Leave a comment

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New program aims to boost drainage on the Sunshine Coast STORMWATER and drainage networks in three flood-prone areas of the Sunshine Coast will be bolstered through the Newman and Abbot … Continue reading

24/06/2014 · Leave a comment

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Should we measure resilience? I’ve been reflecting on the idea of measuring resilience since the conference in Montpellier last month where @vgalaz quipped “Resilience metrics is the new black @resilience2014”. … Continue reading

23/06/2014 · 2 Comments

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The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: Original Before & After Footage The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 registered somewhere between 7.7 and 8.25 on the richter scale, and it radiated all … Continue reading

22/06/2014

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The Competition for Disaster Relief Funds Heats Up When you think of disaster relief, the words that probably come to mind are EMTs and paramedics, FEMA, and the Red Cross. … Continue reading

21/06/2014

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Twin tornadoes hit Pilger, Nebraska – in pictures The small town of Pilger in north-east Nebraska was ravaged by two tornadoes on Monday. Officials estimated that 50-75% of the town … Continue reading

20/06/2014

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Sofia City Hall Builds Earthquake Simulator for Training Sofia City Hall has started the construction of an earthquake simulator, where the residents can learn how to react in an earthquake. … Continue reading

19/06/2014

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More Planning Needed for Vulnerable During Disasters – VCOSS The revelation has come out of the report Disaster and disadvantage: Social vulnerability in emergency management. VCOSS CEO Emma King said … Continue reading

18/06/2014

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National Disaster Resilience Competition Today, President Obama will announce the National Disaster Resilience Competition. Responding to demand from state, local and tribal leaders who are working to increase the safety … Continue reading

17/06/2014

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Cities Under Stress: Building Urban Resilience In March, IPI and the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) of the National University of Singapore convened the project’s first expert seminar in … Continue reading

16/06/2014

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Flood relief workcamp in Krupanj, Serbia Blue Mountains bushfire class action: “We don’t know what caused the fire” The electricity company accused of responsibility for a devastating bushfire in the … Continue reading

15/06/2014

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Gillooly named chief ‘resilience officer’ The head of the mayoral taskforce on flooding, Mike Gillooly, has been appointed as Christchurch’s first chief resilience officer. As chief resilience officer, Gillooly will … Continue reading

14/06/2014

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Disaster resilience workshop for community leaders   It’s not too late to register for a free Disaster Resilience Leadership course being held this Friday and Saturday. The fully catered for … Continue reading

13/06/2014

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Dramatic floods sweep through residential area in China as reservoir bursts A huge downpour has battered Pingba County in Guizhou Province, southwest China, with rainfall over 7 inches (188 millimeters). … Continue reading

12/06/2014

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Death toll from Afghan flood rises to 81 killed More than 80 bodies have been found after a devastating flash flood in Afghanistan’s mountainous and remote north, a provincial official … Continue reading

11/06/2014

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1st Philippine TechCamp Hackathon produces 16 digital apps on disaster resilience It is all for charity but participants at the 1st Philippine TechCamp Hackathon did not mind the stress and … Continue reading

10/06/2014

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Power of Prevention A surprisingly powerful earthquake struck northern Thailand and Myanmar last month, smashing windows, cracking walls, roads and damaging historical Buddhist temples. The impact could even be felt … Continue reading

09/06/2014

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UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims The bricks have two compartments – one that holds rice and another that holds water. Once these vitals … Continue reading

08/06/2014

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Insurance company drops suits over Chicago-area flooding An insurance company has dropped its unprecedented lawsuit that had claimed that nearly 200 Chicago-area communities didn’t do enough to prevent last year’s … Continue reading

07/06/2014

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Only Half of Employees Feel Their Companies are Prepared for a Severe Emergency, Staples Survey Finds Only half of employees believe their workplaces are prepared for a severe emergency, according … Continue reading

06/06/2014

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IBM and AECOM Announce First City to Pilot UN Disaster Resilience Scorecard   WORLD CITIES SUMMIT — In light of the growing threat of disasters from natural hazards such as … Continue reading

05/06/2014

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What would happen if New York floods happened in London Update: Over 7,000 affected, 15 deaths as rains, floods wreak havoc in Sri Lanka Over 7,000 people were affected and … Continue reading

04/06/2014

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Natural disasters threaten to unearth toxic waste from lead smelters 229 lead smelters were shut down in the US in the 1980s and were recently evaluated in a new nationwide … Continue reading

03/06/2014

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Awards calls for resilience warriors   Do you have a project that has helped your community to be more disaster resilient? The Resilient Australia Awards would like to recognise your … Continue reading

02/06/2014

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Indonesian volcanic ash cloud may halt Australia flights for days Flights across northern Australia could be affected for days after a volcanic eruption in Indonesia sent a vast ash cloud … Continue reading

01/06/2014

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