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Mount Ontake erupted late Saturday morning, sending a plume of smoke and ash into the sky, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.

Mount Ontake erupted late Saturday morning, sending a plume of smoke and ash into the sky, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.

Lizardo highlights social media in communicating disasters

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — From volcanic eruptions to super typhoons to earthquakes, the Philippines is no stranger to some of the strongest, deadliest, and costliest natural disasters to ever hit the world. Disasters are inevitable in this country but the potential risks can be minimized through effective communication and information management. Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) Chief Science Research Specialist Oscardo Victor Lizardo emphasized these during a forum on disaster prevention and mitigation spearheaded by the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. held at Max’s Restaurant in Villa Del Sol, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, on Thursday…


Be prepared for disasters

As a young woman deeply involved in scouting “Be Prepared” was emblazoned into my very being. Now watching the King Fire’s three-headed dragon breathing at our door has left me wondering: Is my household prepared? How about my team at work? And what about our businesses? It wasn’t that long ago that the chamber opened the checking account and built the organization that started as the Angora Fire Fund and eventually became the Community Disaster Resource Center (CDRC). During the two years over which we raised funds and awareness, we all thought our community would never forget the anguish of a natural disaster and that we would prepare ourselves for the future…


US ports prepare for worst

US-based planning and operations company, Dynamis Inc, is helping ‘future proof’ US ports for natural disasters, like earthquakes and hurricanes, with real-time simulation. Port staff are busy, and tend to focus on day-to-day operations, rather than preparing for ‘potential’ disasters. Our partnership with Simudyne will help to ‘Future Proof’ the Port and make it more resilient and recoverable against any external factor,” said John Milam, CEO, Dynamis. Currently, the majority of efforts related to the threat of devastation of entire regions by natural disasters are focused on prevention and preparation for dealing with the potential immediate threats to health, safety and the environment. However, Dynamis says it’s learnt through experiences such as Hurricane Katrina, the Fukushima Earthquake and Superstorm Sandy, that the recovery from a disaster can be just as complex, if not more, as the immediate response…


Shift in focus needed to help improve Australia’s resilience to natural disasters: draft report

blue ozThere is a need to shift focus by resetting the balance between preventing the worst impacts of a disaster in Australia and paying increasing bills for recovery and rebuilding, suggests the Productivity Commission’s draft report into Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements. “Australian governments have traditionally been too focused on handing out billions of dollars in an ad hoc manner following a disaster rather than looking at the long-term benefits of investing in permanent mitigation infrastructure to protect vulnerable communities,” Rob Whelan, CEO of the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA), says in a statement…


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