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What we’ve learned since 9/11 about handling disasters

What we’ve learned since 9/11 about handling disasters

Mario Tama/Getty Images

Mario Tama/Getty Images

The attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 was the largest coordinated, multi-site international act of terror ever carried out on U.S. soil.  Almost 3,000 people died, many others were injured and property damage ran into tens of billions…

 

Funding a huge boost to disaster relief in Gympie

GYMPIE will be better prepared to deal with natural disasters thanks to more than $20,000 funding granted to them from the RACQ Get Ready Queensland program.  Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said the grants were key to helping raise awareness about natural disasters, and what steps residents can take to strengthen their resilience to their effects.  “Severe weather is a fact of life in Queensland and education is the key to getting ready for whatever comes our way. Extreme weather doesn’t just mean cyclones, floods and storms, we also face droughts and heat waves,” Ms Trad said.  “This year Gympie Regional Council will receive $23605.43 in Get Ready funding. Each region faces its own unique…

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