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Chan-hom: Guam Fourth of July Threat; Typhoon Watch Issued (FORECAST)

chamchomChan-hom has weakened to a tropical storm as of late Thursday evening (U.S. time). However, it is forecast to regain typhoon status again this weekend. Wind shear is the primary reason for the weakening we saw late on Thursday. All of the shower and t-storm activity was sheared off to the west, leaving an exposed low-level center of circulation. Chan-hom is currently located more than 300 miles southeast of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. It has slowed down considerably as of late Thursday and is stationary at this time…


Koreas need to jointly tackle natural disasters: Unification minister

SEOUL, June 30 (Yonhap) — Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo said Tuesday that South and North Korea should jointly cope with natural disasters such as drought in a bid to minimize growing damage stemming from global climate change. Speaking to a forum on unification, Hong said that the two Koreas need to cooperate in the areas of forestation and the management of rivers to better deal with common challenges from natural disasters. “A rainy season has kicked off, but many are suffering from the fallout of a recent drought on the peninsula,” Hong said in a keynote speech for the Korea Global Forum 2015. “There is a possibility that we could suffer from flood damage due to typhoons.”     The minister said last week that South Korea is willing to support North Korea if Pyongyang makes a request for help as the North is suffering from what Pyongyang called the worst drought in a century…


NIST Taps Experts in Business Continuity, Network Disaster Recovery for Community Resilience Efforts

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named experts in business continuity planning and the post-disaster recovery of telecommunication networks to serve as NIST Disaster Resilience Fellows…




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