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Deadly wildfires sweep through Siberia grasslands

Russia's Emergency Ministry said a plane had been deployed as well as three fire trains and more than 5,000 people in an effort to control the fire

Russia’s Emergency Ministry said a plane had been deployed as well as three fire trains and more than 5,000 people in an effort to control the fire

At least two have died as wildfires raged though the grasslands of Russia’s Khakassia republic in southern Siberia, state media reported. Officials were cited as saying more than 20 villages and towns had been damaged…

 

Mortgages still on the books for homes wiped out by Oso disaster

Last year’s devastating mudslide grabbed the country’s attention. Legions of disaster responders swarmed the Stillaguamish Valley, and millions of dollars in relief money poured in. The charitable departments of several large banks, including Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase, even sent donations to help. Their residential lending offices, however, seemed to have not known until much later about the March 22, 2014, mudslide that killed 43 people and wiped out dozens of homes. Many home loans for properties there are still on their books and unresolved…

 

We’re all The Walking Dead – we just don’t know it yet

Zombies have been incorporated into innovative educational tools aimed at disaster preparedness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US recently put together a sort of toolkit for emergency-preparedness for disasters and catastrophes: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse. The use of a zombie apocalypse allows us to think of possible disaster responses and the relation between collectivity and resilience…

 

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