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Monthly Archives: October, 2015

Three years later, feds pleased with Sandy response…and more

Three years later, feds pleased with Sandy response Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate says you’ll never catch him saying he’s satisfied with the government’s ability to respond to … Continue reading

31/10/2015 · Leave a comment

How Indonesia’s Fires Are Choking the World…and more

How Indonesia’s Fires Are Choking the World More than 100,000 land and forest fires in Indonesia have engulfed the country in a hazardous smoke, leading to an environmental and public-health … Continue reading

30/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters and calamities in light of Quran and Sunnah…and more

Toxic Smoke Chokes Indonesia For months, fires have been raging throughout much of Indonesia. They started because of the practice of slash and burn agriculture, which local farmers view as … Continue reading

29/10/2015 · Leave a comment

The road to Paris…Earthquake in Afghanistan…and more

The road to Paris AS the people of the Pacific including Fiji continue to face the brunt of climate change, the EU has outlined three elements it believes will allow … Continue reading

28/10/2015 · Leave a comment

How Hurricane Patricia Compares to Katrina in One Photo…and more

How Hurricane Patricia Compares to Katrina in One Photo Hurricane Patricia has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but not before gaining notoriety as the strongest hurricane on record in … Continue reading

27/10/2015 · Leave a comment

T-Mobile makes calling and texting to and from Mexico free for Hurricane Patricia…and more

T-Mobile makes calling and texting to and from Mexico free for Hurricane Patricia Hurricane Patricia is hitting Mexico, bringing with it powerful rain and winds. To help ensure that T-Mobile … Continue reading

26/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Turning organizational stress into resilience…and more

Turning organizational stress into resilience When you’re stressed, you cut corners. It starts with substituting coffee for sleep. Before long, you may find yourself missing workouts, eating donuts and consuming … Continue reading

25/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Patricia Strikes Mexico With 165 M.P.H. Winds…and more

Hurricane Patricia Strikes Mexico With 165 M.P.H. Winds MEXICO CITY — The strongest hurricane ever known to assault the Western Hemisphere slammed into Mexico’s southwest Pacific Coast on Friday, transforming … Continue reading

24/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Build Your Resilience for Health and Success…and more

Build Your Resilience for Health and Success We hear a lot about the importance of resilience: the ability to get through a period of stress, upheaval or trauma with our … Continue reading

23/10/2015 · Leave a comment

18 dead, more than 100,000 displaced after Typhoon Koppu hits Philippines…and more

18 dead, more than 100,000 displaced after Typhoon Koppu hits Philippines Flooding unleashed by a deadly, slow-moving typhoon has invaded more towns in the northern Philippines, forcing people to clamber … Continue reading

22/10/2015 · Leave a comment

The resilience factor in leadership: turning adversity into opportunities…and more

Traditional knowledge plus modern science saves lives, builds resilience MYRNA DE LOS SANTOS, 49, can still vividly recall what happened in November 2013—when she thought she would lose everything she … Continue reading

21/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Building a disaster resilient nation is commendable…and more

Building a disaster resilient nation is commendable RE: “Govt seeks new approach to boost disaster resilience” (The New Times, October 14). It is very encouraging to read from your lead … Continue reading

20/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Hurricane-resistant SURE HOUSE wins the 2015 Solar Decathlon…and more

Hurricane-resistant SURE HOUSE wins the 2015 Solar Decathlon The winner of the 2015 Solar Decathlon is the Stevens Institute of Technology’s SURE HOUSE! Months of hard work and outside-of-the-box thinking … Continue reading

19/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Building resilience…and more

Typhoon Koppu to batter Philippines for days, dumping up to 4 feet of rain Typhoon Koppu is barreling toward the island of Luzon in the Philippines, where it is forecast … Continue reading

18/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Five dead after southern Europe rains…and more

Five dead after southern Europe rains Five people in Italy have died in torrential rain that has lashed southern Europe. Heavy flooding has affected parts across Croatia and Bosnia with … Continue reading

17/10/2015 · Leave a comment

International Day for Disaster Reduction Marked…and more

International Day for Disaster Reduction Marked The International Day for Disaster Reduction was marked for the 6th time here yesterday with the theme: “Knowledge for Life” in the presence of … Continue reading

16/10/2015 · Leave a comment

The case for uniform disaster law…and more

If it’s flooded, forget it: Why Queenslanders risk driving through floodwaters Queenslanders need to be reminded that driving through floodwaters is a form of distraction, similar to using a mobile … Continue reading

15/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Charity Scams Put the ‘Disaster’ in Disaster Relief…and more

Charity Scams Put the ‘Disaster’ in Disaster Relief Online security isn’t something I usually write about, but it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so ’tis the season. And as the … Continue reading

14/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Safe at last? View from Naraha – the first Fukushima community declared fit for humans…and more

Safe at last? View from Naraha – the first Fukushima community declared fit for humans Entering the living room of Kohei and Tomoko Yamauchi’s house in Naraha is a disconcerting … Continue reading

13/10/2015 · Leave a comment

South Carolina floods leave a shared sense of memories lost…and more

1,000-year biblical floods: Sell Big Oil, buy insurers Not long ago insurers talked of 100-year megafires, 100-year megafloods, 100-year droughts and all manner of 100-year climate disasters that were supposed … Continue reading

12/10/2015 · Leave a comment

ROI of resilient buildings…and more

Tallying the ROI of resilient buildings If there’s one thing the real estate industry doesn’t like, it’s financial uncertainty. With developers constantly trying to balance long project timelines and pressure … Continue reading

11/10/2015 · Leave a comment

How Do People Feel About God After Disaster Strikes…and more

How Do People Feel About God After Disaster Strikes? Templeton Gives Big to Find Out The phrase “big questions” is thrown around a lot at the John Templeton Foundation. And … Continue reading

10/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Grantham floods inquiry…and more

Grantham floods inquiry Grantham quarry played little role in the deadly 2011 flood. Commissioner Walter Soffronoff QC has delivered his report into the Grantham floods to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. The … Continue reading

09/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Black Tuesday bushfire survivors asked to share their stories…and more

An Ancient Volcanic Collapse Triggered an 800 Foot Tsunami Wave Scientists have just uncovered one of the largest tsunami events in the geologic record, and naturally, it started with an … Continue reading

08/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Rare cyclone wreaks havoc across Mediterranean…and more

Rare cyclone wreaks havoc across Mediterranean A rare Mediterranean cyclone has wreaked havoc in Sardinia, as more than two months of rain hit the island in just 24 hours. There … Continue reading

07/10/2015 · Leave a comment

‘Understand needs of communities to reduce disaster risks’ … and more

Winning By Losing: Lessons In Resiliency At A First-Grade Soccer Game The first thing you have to understand about first-grade soccer is how real everything suddenly feels to the kids. … Continue reading

06/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Joaquin: Obama declares emergency in South Carolina…and more

Hurricane Joaquin: Obama declares emergency in South Carolina It has been raining for much of the week, but a weather system connected to Hurricane Joaquin in the Caribbean is expected … Continue reading

05/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters have affected about 1 in 3 American small businesses…and more

Natural disasters have affected about 1 in 3 American small businesses When these natural disasters strike, insurance claims are much easier to make when certain basic steps have been taken … Continue reading

04/10/2015 · Leave a comment

New risks for the digital organisation…more

Workplace resilience: It’s all a great big con On the ground floor of one the major bank offices in Melbourne, there is a coffee shop that displays posters and flyers … Continue reading

03/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Community resilience program a state winner…and more

Community resilience program a state winner MANSFIELD Shire Council has won the Victorian section of the Resilient Australia Government Award for its Community Resilience Leadership Program. The Victorian winners will … Continue reading

02/10/2015 · Leave a comment

A Navy SEAL shares 8 secrets to grit and resilience…and more

‘Super typhoon’ Dujuan kills two and injures hundreds in Taiwan ‘Super typhoon’ Dujuan killed two people and left more than 300 injured in Taiwan after it swept across the island … Continue reading

01/10/2015 · Leave a comment

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