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Monthly Archives: August, 2017

Why 85% of Houston homeowners have no flood insurance

Mumbai residents told to abandon cars as heavy rain batters city Heavy rainfall paralyzed parts of the Indian financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday, as traffic chaos sparked by flooding … Continue reading

31/08/2017 · Leave a comment

On Hurricane Andrew’s 25th anniversary, we must prevent damage from monster storms

On Hurricane Andrew’s 25th anniversary, we must prevent damage from monster storms Twenty-five years ago Thursday, Hurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida, forever altering the landscape and history of the … Continue reading

30/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Harvey SPECIAL EDITION

Most Harvey flood victims uninsured, face big bills alone Insurance experts say only a small fraction of homeowners in Harvey’s path of destruction have flood insurance. That means families with … Continue reading

29/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Houston knew it was at risk of flooding. Why didn’t the city evacuate?

Houston knew it was at risk of flooding. Why didn’t the city evacuate? Sunday morning, as Houston residents found themselves trapped on rooftops and wading through flooded streets with children … Continue reading

29/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Houston area copes with flooding as Harvey delivers pounding rainfall

NASA considers puncturing Yellowstone supervolcano to save life on Earth A new study from NASA’s Jet Propulsion unit has determined that the threat of a supervolcanic eruption to life on … Continue reading

28/08/2017 · Leave a comment

How Hurricane Harvey Could Cause Long-Term Devastation

How Hurricane Harvey Could Cause Long-Term Devastation Beyond the 130 Category 4 mile-an-hour winds, the devastating eye wall, and the the storm surge hundreds of miles wide, the most destructive … Continue reading

27/08/2017 · Leave a comment

How did Hurricane Harvey get so strong?

Kyle MacDonald: Will teaching resilience in our schools work? Who wouldn’t want to be more resilient? More able to cope with life’s up and downs, better able to manage stress, … Continue reading

26/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Climate resilience – Future proofing your business

New Orleans under water: 12 years after Katrina, officials can’t get it right It is true: New Orleans lives and dies by its water. We eat from the Gulf, lake … Continue reading

25/08/2017 · Leave a comment

The Dark Side of Resilience

The Dark Side of Resilience Resilience, defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events, is a highly sought-after personality trait in … Continue reading

24/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry review

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry review Because of its harsh climate and remoteness from the centre, Tohoku, Japan’s north-eastern region, … Continue reading

23/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Deadly heat waves will destroy India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh if our current rate of climate change keeps pace

Deadly heat waves will destroy India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh if our current rate of climate change keeps pace If you are excited by the recurring monsoon showers in India and thanking … Continue reading

22/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Europe’s taste of a hotter planet

50 Young ASEAN Volunteers Gather in Indonesia for Disaster Resilience Program Fifty young volunteers from 10 ASEAN countries have gathered for four weeks in Bandung, Indonesia, to participate in the … Continue reading

21/08/2017 · Leave a comment

When Resilience is Needed – Confidence and Assertiveness

When Resilience is Needed – Confidence and Assertiveness People can use their influence to intimidate someone or to force them to do something against their will or against their better … Continue reading

20/08/2017 · Leave a comment

The top 10 countries for supply chain resilience

The top 10 countries for supply chain resilience Every year, FM Global, a mutual insurance company, ranks 130 of the world’s countries on their supply chain resilience. Its Global Resilience … Continue reading

19/08/2017 · Leave a comment

How to Build Resilient Work Teams

8 Tips For Turning Painful Personal Lessons into Professional Success It’s easy to think of our lives as being separated into compartments. We might act like totally different people depending … Continue reading

18/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Cyclone Debbie loss exceeds AUS$1.4bn

Cyclone Debbie loss exceeds AUS$1.4bn The insurance and reinsurance industry loss from the impact of Cyclone Debbie has now passed AUS$1.4 billion (US$1.1bn) from 66,000 claims, prompting the Senate Standing Committee … Continue reading

17/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Study finds climate change altering Europe’s river floods

Study finds climate change altering Europe’s river floods Climate change is affecting the timing of river floods across Europe and societies may have to adapt to avoid future economic and … Continue reading

16/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Microinsurance key to disaster resilience

‘Microinsurance key to disaster resilience’ ON its second year of hosting a multistakeholder disaster resilience forum, Cebuana Lhuillier on Wednesday again emphasized the role of microinsurance coverage in preparing Filipinos for … Continue reading

15/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Prepare for natural disasters, experts urge biomedical research centers

Prepare for natural disasters, experts urge biomedical research centers When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in 2012, the storm destroyed scientific equipment worth more than US$20 million at the … Continue reading

14/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Over 3,000 New Yorkers Could Die From Summer Heat Each Year by 2080

Over 3,000 New Yorkers Could Die From Summer Heat Each Year by 2080 Does it feel like the heat is killing you this summer? Next year, that might be more … Continue reading

13/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Disasters can harm older adults long after storms have passed

Minister calls for reforestation to step up climate resilience Senator Mushahidullah Khan, Federal Minister for Climate Change, on Tuesday said that all-out efforts are being made to boost Pakistan’s climate … Continue reading

12/08/2017 · Leave a comment

‘Resilience-in-action’ is key to team success

Europe Swelters Under a Heat Wave Called ‘Lucifer’ The meteorologists agree: The long hot spell gripping parts of Europe this past week is uncommon. People looking for relief from the … Continue reading

11/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Why You Need To Hit Rock Bottom In Order To Succeed

Why You Need To Hit Rock Bottom In Order To Succeed I’m going to ask you to recollect what you consider to be your greatest challenge to date. Not one … Continue reading

10/08/2017 · Leave a comment

How to build resilience in middle age

How to build resilience in middle age Mums and dads worry over how they can build resilience – the ability to bounce back from adversity – in their kids, given … Continue reading

09/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Children denied chance to develop ‘resilience’ by too strict health and safety rules

Children denied chance to develop ‘resilience’ by too strict health and safety rules Children are being denied the chance to develop “resilience and grit” because of schools’ over-zealous health and … Continue reading

08/08/2017 · Leave a comment

One way to promote green infrastructure in your city

  Natural disasters hit Suncorp’s bottom line Australia and New Zealand insurer Suncorp Group has continued to suffer from additional over cap claims and loss creep from the Canterbury, NZ … Continue reading

07/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t sweat the small stuff

Don’t sweat the small stuff Resilience is the ability to ‘bounce back’ – to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change and keep going in the face of adversity. Resilience … Continue reading

06/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Boosting resilience to modern-day threats – what is it worth?

Chief Resilience Officers Tie Economic Stability for All to Disaster Recovery in Cities A flood forced 100,000 people to evacuate Santa Fe, Argentina, in 2003. More than 150 people died … Continue reading

05/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Laois theatre hosts Irish film premiere of Resilience

Laois theatre hosts Irish film premiere of Resilience After a successful tour in the UK, the award-winning documentary Resilience premiered in The Republic of Ireland in the Dunamaise Arts Centre … Continue reading

04/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Why Businesses Need to Update Their DR Plan Now The first half of 2017 has seen some of the biggest cybersecurity attacks to hit companies around the world. In May, … Continue reading

03/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Group relocation preserves social connections among elderly Japanese Tsunami survivors

Preparation is key to disaster preparedness of families To achieve disaster resilience in the community, Cebu City and Provincial Disaster Officers emphasized that disaster preparedness must start in the family. … Continue reading

02/08/2017 · Leave a comment

Atlantic hurricane season in 2017 seen more active than normal

Mexico launches pioneering scheme to insure its coral reef A stretch of coral reef off Mexico is the testing ground for a new idea that could protect fragile environments around … Continue reading

01/08/2017 · Leave a comment

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