Community Resiliency Efforts after Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle this past October, devastating Panama City and other local communities. More than 200 911 emergency calls were recorded in one 24-hour period and the storm also caused the cancellation of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Gulf County.
Months after the disaster, the Gulf Coast is still reeling from Michael’s impact. It will take years for the area to fully recover and rebuild.
But despite overwhelming national media coverage of Hurricane Michael, there has been little coverage or discussion about the rebuilding efforts now that the storm has passed…
Disaster agency predicts at least 2,500 natural disasters will hit Indonesia in 2019
As the country recovers from the trio of deadly natural disasters that hit in 2018, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has announced that Indonesia is likely to encounter more of the same in 2019.
At a recent press conference, BNPB officials said they predict that the archipelago will be hit by at least 2,500 natural disasters of varying types and severities this year.
“The most dominant will be hydro-meteorological disasters, namely floods, landslides and tornadoes,” BNPB Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Monday, as quoted by Merdeka, noting that Indonesia is especially prone to those disasters due to deforestation and environmental damage…