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Remembering the 2011 Victorian Floods…and more

Remembering the 2011 Victorian Floods

On January 15, 2011 the worst floods in our region for over 100 years began. It was the second major flood event in the 2010-11 Spring Summer, after major flooding in September 2010 and minor flooding in December. Record rainfall fell in the region, including 189mm in Donald, and by the evening of January 15 we saw the Richardson River begin to cover the bridges on Woods St and the devastation of being flooded began once more…

 

Int’l experts in Israel to learn how to deal with disasters

Hundreds of professionals from 30 countries participated in a large-scale exercise at the Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva this week, simulating the evacuation of dozens of casualties following a massive terrorist attack…

 

How politics delayed Nepal reconstruction

Nepalis receive information in late 2015 about safely rebuilding homes via a "mobile video van" provided by the United Nations Development Program

Nepalis receive information in late 2015 about safely rebuilding homes via a “mobile video van” provided by the United Nations Development Program

After delays due to political haggling, Nepal’s government has finally authorised a National Reconstruction Authority to begin rebuilding the earthquake-devastated country, although the actual reconstruction will not begin for a couple of months – almost an entire year after the 7.8 magnitude quake killed about 9,000 people…

 

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