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9 crazy snow records Boston has already broken this season

Boston snowfallBoston has been walloped by snow this winter, including 23.1 inches in one storm that ended on Monday. With a total of 77.3 inches, it’s now the ninth-snowiest season since modern weather records began in 1891, and the third-snowiest February on record. For the snowiest winter of all time, look back to 1995-96, which saw a whopping 107.6 inches in total. But there are two more storms headed toward Boston over the next few days, meaning it could get closer to breaking that record as well. In the meantime, here are some records that have already been set…

 

Creating Resilient Organizations

Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, describes how to build the capacity to survive disastrous events. When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, nearly 80 percent of the Vietnamese-Americans living in Village de L’Est, an enclave in the northeastern corner of the city, had already left. But they didn’t scatter across the nation as most people fleeing the city did. Instead, they held together as a community, staying with friends and relations in Houston and maintaining their close ties with and through the Catholic church…

 

Edmonton Resilience Festival aims to strengthen local communities

The inaugural Edmonton Resilience Festival aims to strengthen local communities in the face of change by empowering people through exchanging tangible skills. “We want to connect those people who want to teach with people who need to learn,” said co-founder and festival director Danielle Hiscock, adding, “there’s so many incredibly talented and amazing people in Edmonton who are really willing to share.”…

 

Winter storms costly for Western economies: Aon Benfield

Aon Benfield’s January 2015 catastrophe report reveals that a series of four powerful windstorms over a seven-day span during January in different regions of Western Europe caused economic and insured losses were expected to reach hundreds of millions of euros. The catastrophe study highlights that two separate winter weather events impacted northeastern parts of the United States during the month, caused total economic damage and losses, including business interruption, estimated at $500 million…

 

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