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How to avoid a climate flood disaster – a hypothetical it’s extremely difficult

‘Pele’s Path: The Journey Home’ to offer first-hand look at Kilauea disaster

As part of Hawaii News Now’s documentary series on the Kilauea eruption, “Pele’s Path: The Journey Home” offers a first-hand look at how those who have been impacted by the eruption are persevering through some of the most challenging times of their lives.

From Leilani Estates to Kapoho, HNN has gathered dozens of never-before-seen stories of resilience and recovery.  Narratives in the film express the power of hope in the wake of the 2018 disaster that claimed more than 700 homes in the Puna district of Hawaii Island.  The public will have a number of ways to view the documentary.  Hilo Screening: Sunday, April 28th at noon – Grand Naniloa Resort. Guests should RSVP for free at this eventbrite link. Space is limited and seating without a RSVP is not guaranteed or suggested.

Oahu Screening: Monday, April 29th at 7 p.m. – Doris Duke Theater. Guests should RSVP for free at this eventbrite link. Space is limited and seating without a RSVP is not guaranteed or suggested.  After both screenings there will be a talk story session with HNN reporters and Puna residents impacted by the disaster, offering the audience a look at what it’s been like to cover and live through an eruption that has upended lives and left whole swaths of lower Puna unrecognizable….

 

How to avoid a climate flood disaster – a hypothetical it’s extremely difficult

Queensland-flood

“Homeowners also don’t often know about possible adaptation options and when to implement them.” 2011 Queensland flood, photo: Angus Veitch

Imagine you own a ground floor unit on the waterfront in a Queensland town and six years after you buy it, a tropical cyclone hits and the floor is flooded. The building’s vital infrastructure is damaged.

What happens next?

With the support of the Queensland government, Green Cross Australia has been using hypothetical scenarios like this to explore the issues that homeowners and other stakeholders face with changes to sea-level rise and flooding caused by climate change. The Home ownership exposure to climate risk report is a result of this research…

 

Soldiers learn to deliver health aids during natural disaster

TWENTY-TWO soldiers have completed a 16-day workshop to help them deal with health situations during natural disasters.

It was sponsored by the Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute.  PNG Defence Force Lieutenant-Colonel Boniface Aruma said the platoon supported relief work during disasters. Australian Defence Force supervisor Sergeant Kenneth Breen told The National that the training was designed to give the officers the knowledge to do their job and skills to use the equipment provided.

“This workshop is focused on giving the trainees skills and knowledge to operate and maintain the equipment,” Breen said. The equipment are for pest control, water disinfection, pesticides, non-chemical measures, mosquito spraying and basics of health…

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