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The First Tornado Photograph Nature can be a destructive force, and this image of a Tornado was taken in 1884. The photographer was captured by a local fruit farmer living in Anderson County, Kansas. The amateur photographer, A.A. Adams, assembled his box camera and took the photograph 14 miles from the cyclone.

The First Tornado Photograph
Nature can be a destructive force, and this image of a Tornado was taken in 1884. The photographer was captured by a local fruit farmer living in Anderson County, Kansas. The amateur photographer, A.A. Adams, assembled his box camera and took the photograph 14 miles from the cyclone.

Australia offers $35 million in extra assistance for Vanuatu’s recovery from Cyclone Pam

The Australian Government has committed an extra $35 million of aid to help with the cyclone recovery effort in Vanuatu. Infrastructure in the country was badly damaged by Cyclone Pam, which killed at least 11 people when it crossed the country’s islands in March. It damaged houses, health centres and schools and has resulted in losses in the country’s tourism and agricultural sectors…

 

Solon wants to make disaster preparedness drills mandatory at schools

A lawmaker has proposed a mandatory and regular conduct of disaster risk reduction drills in schools all over the country, amid renewed public interest in preparedness against calamities. In filing House Bill 5722, Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. stressed the importance of teaching children survival skills in times of distress, noting that the Philippines is prone to natural disasters…

 

Tonga builds, refurbishes disaster-resilient halls

PRIVATE construction companies in Tonga are working alongside communities on Eua Island to construct buildings resilient against disasters. Several private business partners including Nukualofa-based engineering company ITS Pacific and supplier Pacific Timber and Hardware, are helping Eua residents to build or refurbish nine disaster-resilient multipurpose halls, which meet international cyclone-proof construction standards…

 

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