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How Australia needs to adapt to face the inevitable disruptions heading our way

How Australia needs to adapt to face the inevitable disruptions heading our way

Australia may be a land of sweeping plains and rugged mountains ranges, but it’s increasingly a land of densely urbanised populations living on the coast. Our identity may be less well defined as our people travel to and from other lands and our economy becomes integrated into global markets.  We face different and significant challenges including managing border threats, such as pandemics and animal and plant diseases. We rely on international maritime and aviation based supply chains for a range of essential products…

 

What You Should Do If a Natural Disaster Happens While You’re Traveling

What You Should Do If a Natural Disaster Happens While You're Traveling

What You Should Do If a Natural Disaster Happens While You’re Traveling

Earlier this week, an earthquake rocked Italy, reducing historic towns to rubble, killing upwards of 250 people, and injuring hundreds more. Aftershocks continue to affect the region, delaying funerals, and rattling rescue workers as they search for survivors and begin to clean up debris. Myanmar also experienced a seismic event this week. A 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook the center of the country, killing one person and damaging ancient pagodas, temples, and monasteries…

 

American Samoans praised for resilience during disasters

American Samoan’s have been praised by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency for their resilience and the way in which they care for people during disasters.  Deputy Director of FEMA Ahsha Tribble led a group of about two dozen FEMA officials to American Samoa last week for a disaster exercise code-named Hurricane Matagi ma Savili.  All local first responders were involved in the exercise which simulated a category 5 hurricane.  The drill included registering people who needed assistance and transporting and housing them in shelters…

 

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