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Resilience in the aftermath of Brazil’s deadly dam collapse

Preparing for and recovering from a natural disaster

On July 13, 2019, Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane. It weakened to a tropical storm, but brought more than a foot of rain to parts of Louisiana and drenched other states as it moved inland.

The impact of hurricanes, tropical storms or any other natural disaster can be devastating for rental operations and their employees, so it’s important to be prepared. The ARA Foundation understands that and offers guidance and assistance necessary to plan, protect and rebuild in the wake of a natural disaster.

The new ARA Foundation e-book provides an overview of the ARA Foundation’s Disaster Relief Program and how it has provided more than $330,000 in disaster aid to those who have been impacted by natural disasters. Learn about how the ARA Foundation has assisted several rental operators, how the various ways its programs are working for you and see what you can do to support this effort…

 

Resilience in the aftermath of Brazil’s deadly dam collapse

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Dam owned by Vale, the largest iron ore producer in the world, collapsed on January 25, 2019. Image credit: Isis Medeiros

In the small mining town of Brumadinho in southeastern Brazil, the Córrego do Feijão tailings dam owned by Vale, the largest iron ore producer in the world, collapsed on January 25, 2019. It unleashed a tsunami of toxic mud packed with iron ore rejects, killing at least 270 people, and causing widespread environmental damage. The mud covered 290 hectares or about 300 football fields.

But amid one of Brazil’s most fatal environmental disasters, community-led resilience efforts and organization stepped in to provide vital relief and support for the remaining residents. By pooling their energy and time, the people of Brumadinho have been able to organize for immediate assistance, fight for their rights, and pave the way towards…

 

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