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5 natural disasters that devastated the US in 2018

Dog That Survived California Fire Found Waiting at Home a Month Later A dog that survived the massive Camp Fire in California was found waiting at home by his owners … Continue reading

10/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Dissecting a hurricane: What makes a superstorm?

Florida’s 2018 hurricane season will be remembered for Hurricane Michael For the third consecutive year, after a decade reprieve, Florida in 2018 was tested by the force of a massive … Continue reading

07/12/2018 · Leave a comment

NASA’s Radar Expertise Is Helping California’s Woolsey Fire Recovery

Why California fires didn’t dominate cable news like hurricanes did If you lived anywhere near the California wildfires that took at least 81 lives this month and destroyed more than … Continue reading

27/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Using the ‘World Disasters Report’ for programming and advocacy

Using the ‘World Disasters Report’ for programming and advocacy Over the past decade, almost 4000 natural disasters have impacted 2 billion people costing $1.7 billion in damages. Two-thirds of those … Continue reading

22/11/2018 · Leave a comment

California wildfires: ‘If this town recovers, it will take years’

Climate Change Is Already Making Hurricanes Wetter, Study Confirms New research published in Nature Wednesday has confirmed that some of the most destructive hurricanes to pummel the U.S. in the … Continue reading

21/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Kim Kardashian’s Private Firefighters Expose America’s Fault Lines

How humans are transforming the hurricanes of the future Climate change is already making devastating hurricanes wetter — and similar storms are likely to unleash more rain and faster winds … Continue reading

19/11/2018 · Leave a comment

The Worst Is Yet to Come for California’s Wildfires

These Wind Patterns Explain Why California’s Wildfires Are So Bad In California three major fires—the Camp Fire in the north and Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire in the south—continue to … Continue reading

13/11/2018 · Leave a comment

How resilient are you?

2018’s ‘especially astounding’ hurricane season is a warning of what’s to come The 2018 hurricane season still has a few weeks to go, but it has already been one for … Continue reading

26/10/2018 · Leave a comment

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans become key voting bloc in Florida

Survivor Stories: Teachers in Puerto Rico reflect on Hurricane Maria 1 year later Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico just as the 2017 school year was beginning. A year later, two … Continue reading

22/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Resilience to disaster

Indonesia’s double disaster exposes earthquake lessons not learned The young man standing atop a mound of grey mud and debris on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, waiting for an excavator … Continue reading

17/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Science and politics of disaster death tolls

In photos: Astronaut sees powerful Super Typhoon Trami aimed at Japan Super Typhoon Trami, which as of Tuesday afternoon was the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane, is projected to … Continue reading

30/09/2018 · Leave a comment

When disaster hits, solar power beats coal

Charlotte Shows How to Beat Flooding When the remnants of Hurricane Florence settled over Charlotte during the weekend of Sept. 15, drenching the flood-prone city with a near-record amount of … Continue reading

27/09/2018 · Leave a comment

Are Homeowners Prepared for Disaster?

Assam Floods: Natural Disaster or Man-made Mayhem? News of China’s Tsang Po reaching its highest levels have put the Northeastern states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on alert. The Siang … Continue reading

11/09/2018 · Leave a comment

What we can learn from Japan’s Disaster Prevention Day

Red Cross Arctic Disaster Management Study This study focuses on the Red Cross emergency response capabilities, including human resources, equipment, logistics, databases and alerting systems, training and capacity building, cooperation … Continue reading

10/09/2018 · Leave a comment

Change How You Think About Risk. Your Company May Depend On It

Stories of resilience from Kerala floods and the challenges the state faces The grim situation in Kerala, where at least 324 people have died in rain-related incidents since May 29, … Continue reading

31/08/2018 · Leave a comment

Why IBM is offering $200K to developers to create tech solutions for natural disaster relief

London mayor consults disaster planners over no-deal Brexit London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday he had asked the organization that deals with militant attacks and disasters in the British … Continue reading

30/08/2018 · Leave a comment

Why there’s a ring of natural disasters around the Pacific

  Nepal: 455 Dead, 72 Missing Due to Natural Disasters ]Kathmandu, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Natural disasters in Nepal has killed at least 455 people and missed 72 in the … Continue reading

03/08/2018 · Leave a comment

“Greening” urban areas could improve our mental health

Monsoon flooding forces thousands to evacuate homes in Myanmar Some 50,000 people in Myanmar evacuated their homes after days of heavy monsoon rains left villages inundated and swept away bridges, … Continue reading

02/08/2018 · Leave a comment

Yellowstone super-volcano has a different history than previously thought

  Laos dam collapse sends floods into Cambodia, forcing thousands to flee Thousands of people in northern Cambodia have been evacuated after the collapse of the dam in neighbouring Laos … Continue reading

30/07/2018 · Leave a comment

An Entire Island of Vanuatu Is Being Evacuated Due to a Volcanic Eruption, Again

Flood insurance program needs update More than 12,000 property owners in Nevada, including at least 1,400 in Clark County, rely on the National Flood Insurance Program for flood coverage because … Continue reading

28/07/2018 · Leave a comment

News outlets in Japan question belated flood response

  Nearly One Year After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican Morgues are Still in a Crisis Workers from Puerto Rico’s beleaguered forensic sciences department moved two corpses from stop-gap refrigerator trailers … Continue reading

27/07/2018 · Leave a comment

Urban Resilience: student ventures into sinking shanty town

FEMA avoids ‘climate change’ when introducing future storm resiliency plans The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is taking blame for its response to Hurricane Maria, which devastated communities across Puerto … Continue reading

23/07/2018 · Leave a comment

NASA Releases Photos Of Damage Hurricane Maria Inflicted On Puerto Rico’s Forests

Hurricane Maria Still Taking A Toll On Puerto Rico’s Seniors The question of who will care for Puerto Rico’s aging population is a growing crisis, says Dr. Angel Muñoz, a … Continue reading

21/07/2018 · Leave a comment

Can you spot disaster-related fraud?

Which is scarier: natural disasters or hell? Which scares you more: a pending natural disaster or the thought of spending eternity in hell? On the surface, this question can appear … Continue reading

18/07/2018 · Leave a comment

Return on Resilience: A Dollar of Prevention Is Worth $6 in Avoided Costs

Preparing for natural disasters The world’s attention over the last few weeks has been focused on the football team who became trapped in a cave in Thailand after sudden rains … Continue reading

17/07/2018 · Leave a comment

Reputation resilience

FEMA admits it was understaffed and underprepared for 2017 hurricanes The Federal Emergency Management Agency “could have better anticipated the severity of hurricanes” that last year devastated Puerto Rico and … Continue reading

16/07/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Harvey Is Officially the Largest Rain Event in US History

Vieques Still Finding Its Footing After Hurricane Destruction The island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, is an isolated place known both for its remote beaches and the decades during which the … Continue reading

14/07/2018 · Leave a comment

Heat Wave Study Shows How Extra-Hot Summers Can Make People Dumber

Japan faces ‘frequent’ disasters as flood toll reaches 200 Japan risks more severe weather and must find ways to alleviate disasters, a government spokesman said on Thursday, as intense heat … Continue reading

13/07/2018 · Leave a comment

The world has never seen a Category 6 hurricane. But the day may be coming

How the Caribbean Is Recovering, One Year After Devastating Hurricanes It’s almost impossible to quantify the destruction, but hundreds of islands in the Caribbean were pummeled by the storms — … Continue reading

12/07/2018 · Leave a comment

The Hurricane in My Backyard

The Hurricane in My Backyard It was Friday, August 25, 2017, the day Hurricane Harvey began to hit the Gulf Coast. Somewhere in the middle of Houston, I was panic-buying … Continue reading

11/07/2018 · Leave a comment

Another monster storm named Maria threatens land

Rescuers race to find survivors after Japan floods kill over 100 Rescuers in western Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing to find survivors after torrential rains unleashed … Continue reading

10/07/2018 · Leave a comment

What happens to zoo animals during a natural disaster?

The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Not Expected to Be as Bad as Forecasters Originally Predicted Two months after warning that the 2018 hurricane season was going to be an … Continue reading

07/07/2018 · Leave a comment

Nature gone wild: Depictions of disasters in art

In Rio de Janeiro, thousands at risk from disasters As many as 155,000 people are exposed to the risk of landslides or floods in highland region of Rio de Janeiro, … Continue reading

05/07/2018 · Leave a comment

To Defend Against Common Cyber Threats, Focus on Resilience, Real Risks, and Leadership

A fixed mindset could be holding you back — here’s how to change it It seems counterintuitive, but trying to build a child’s self-esteem by constantly praising them might actually … Continue reading

02/07/2018 · Leave a comment

Coastal resilience linked to national security

Resilience: A New Lens For Urban Development In Africa 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) defines urban resilience as “the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to … Continue reading

01/07/2018 · Leave a comment

What can natural disasters teach the world?

The Deadliest Natural Disasters in U.S. History Mother Nature can be merciless. From the churning hurricanes of the Gulf Coast, to the trailer-tossing storms of Tornado Alley, to the ground-pounding … Continue reading

28/06/2018 · Leave a comment

11 Benchmarks for Resilient Homes and Communities

Disaster Resiliency: Learn How IBM and Bechtel Partnered in Puerto Rico in Free 3BL Media Webcast, July 11 With the 2018 hurricane season under way, two large B2B corporations committed … Continue reading

22/06/2018 · Leave a comment

Someone Flew a Drone Too Close to a Wildfire, Again

FEMA Has Rejected 60 Percent of Assistance Requests in Puerto Rico. Why? Many Puerto Ricans have a jaundiced view of the federal response to Hurricane Maria: Federal aid was slow … Continue reading

20/06/2018 · Leave a comment

Japan Earthquake Kills at Least 3 and Injures Hundreds More

Yolanda-hit town opens office-cum-evacuation center THE REHABILITATED municipal office of Marabut. a fifth-class town in Samar, was recently inaugurated, with the building designed to double as an evacuation center during … Continue reading

19/06/2018 · Leave a comment

The Most Expensive Natural Disasters in US History

Hurricane Industry: Sectors for Success – Turning the tide towards true regional resilience From the moment we become of age you are aware of your surroundings, you then quickly realize … Continue reading

15/06/2018 · Leave a comment

Over 500 Homes Now Destroyed by the Continuing Kīlauea Eruption

Disaster revealed our creativity and strength Nothing feels natural about a natural disaster. Even in a community as accustomed to change as Iowa City, the scope and scale of change … Continue reading

12/06/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricanes and typhoons are slowing down, which means more time to do damage

Last Year’s Hurricane Season Was Bad. The Future Might Be Worse. Hurricane season started on June 1 (despite a hurricane being reported prior to that), and a new analysis predicts … Continue reading

10/06/2018 · Leave a comment

Could this new Chinese radar system really be used to play God with the weather?

We must be prepared to respond to natural disasters Texas is renowned for its diversity of land and people. What isn’t commonly known is that we also lead the nation … Continue reading

08/06/2018 · Leave a comment

Record Heat Means Hurricanes Gain Ferocity Faster

Building regulation for resilience: converting disaster experience into a safer built environment – the case of Japan This report describes Japan’s incremental approach to developing, implementing, and facilitating compliance with … Continue reading

28/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Artificial Intelligence: Weather Forecasting and Prediction of Natural Disasters

Travel industry urgently needs to tackle overtourism, disaster resilience Industry speakers at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) joint debate last week outlined … Continue reading

25/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Hawaii community clings to life in shadow of fiery volcano

  With hurricane season approaching, Texas should heed Harvey’s warning on climate change The 2018 hurricane season is just around the corner – June 1st, in fact. Initial predictions for … Continue reading

21/05/2018 · Leave a comment

New Report Looks at Past Disasters to Prepare for the Future

The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index (ANDRI) is Australia’s first national-scale standardised snapshot of disaster resilience. The ANDRI has a hierarchical design based on … Continue reading

18/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Supercomputers are driving a revolution in hurricane forecasting

Supercomputers are driving a revolution in hurricane forecasting Back in 1998, the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts housed the 27th most-powerful supercomputer in the world, with 116 cores providing … Continue reading

12/05/2018 · Leave a comment

East Africa’s deadly floods are a stark reminder of the region’s poor disaster preparedness

Erupting Volcano on Hawaii Releases Life-Threatening Gas, Officials Say Images of the eruption of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii offer a vivid display of yellow and red lava bubbling from … Continue reading

08/05/2018 · Leave a comment

To build resilience, listen to people’s needs

  Inflatable Buildings Could Bring Shelter After Natural Disasters One of the greatest things about tech development is when the creative minds of the world are applied to truly impacting … Continue reading

07/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Buffett: The surging cost of natural disasters isn’t just about climate change

  New eBook will prepare people with dementia for natural disasters AUSTRALIANS are warned to prepare for natural disasters. But how do hundreds of thousands of Australians suffering from dementia … Continue reading

06/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Routine natural disasters make the need for resilient communities all the more dire, health experts say.

Kilauea: Hawaii emergency declared over volcano eruption Officials had been warning residents all week they should be prepared to evacuate as an eruption would give little warning. A volcanic crater … Continue reading

05/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Stakeholders aim for disaster-resilient city

Hurricane Harvey Survivors Kicked Out of Hotels in Texas The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has officially let down Hurricane Harvey survivors. As of Tuesday, about 1,400 Texans had to … Continue reading

01/05/2018 · Leave a comment

How natural disasters affect us psychologically

Price Gouging post Flooding The recent flooding in the Western and Northern division caused by Tropical Cyclone Josie and Keni has affected members of the public and businesses in a … Continue reading

27/04/2018 · Leave a comment

In tech we trust – but less than half of Americans are ready for the next disaster

  Tips on offer for preparing for flood, disaster The public is invited to the session on April 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the third floor of Town … Continue reading

23/04/2018 · Leave a comment

The San Francisco Bay Area has an earthquake ‘time bomb’ that could devastate the region — and it’s worse than we thought

Building resilience to a changing climate across the Commonwealth The Met Office is to help develop weather forecasting capability and specialist climate change services for Commonwealth countries following the announcement … Continue reading

22/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Earthquake in Indonesia. Volcano in Japan. Flooding in Hawaii.

No-go warning issued in southern Japan as volcano erupts for first time in 250 years A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years today, spewing … Continue reading

21/04/2018 · Leave a comment

The world faces a future of floods, famine, and extreme heat — here’s what it’ll take to bounce back

While cyber risk is inevitable, resilience is a choice Over the last twelve months, cyber threat has become a primary concern for decision makers at multinational organisations. In January 2018, … Continue reading

19/04/2018 · Leave a comment

All the disasters in 2017 were even more costly than we thought

EU urged to improve disaster response system as soon as possible The European Union (EU) should improve its disaster response system as soon as possible, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian … Continue reading

16/04/2018 · Leave a comment

The way Americans get electricity is one natural disaster away from decimation — but a resilient power grid is in our reach

What is the Pacific Ring of Fire? The facts, causes and countries affected Recently the United States has been rocked by eight earthquakes in quick succession, with three tremors hitting … Continue reading

15/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Here’s What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

  USDA implements up to $2.36B to help ag producers recover from hurricanes, wildfires U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture will make disaster payments … Continue reading

12/04/2018 · Leave a comment

National flood insurance is underwater because of outdated science

Wellington preparing for disaster by drilling into Earth’s surface in search of water Scientists are trying to identify alternative sources that could be used if an earthquake or other event … Continue reading

05/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters expose women’s emergency preparedness gap

Four dead as Cyclone Josie causes major floods in Fiji Much of the main tourist town of Nadi was underwater as Josie, with wind gusts up to 100 kilometres per … Continue reading

04/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Global disaster response needs a networked approach

20 Years Later: How St. Peter Rebuilt After Deadly Tornadoes The 14 tornadoes recorded that day was the largest number ever to hit in March. Two people were killed when … Continue reading

03/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Harvey woke Houston up. Now things have to change.

Flood insurance rates climb due to Florida natural disasters Get ready to pay more for flood insurance. Having a waterfront view can be a slice of paradise, but Roger Barlow … Continue reading

01/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricanes: What you need to know

Hurricanes: What you need to know “Hurricane” is the name used for the most powerful tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean and the northeastern Pacific Ocean — those bearing sustained … Continue reading

29/03/2018 · Leave a comment

From wildfires to floods, climate change keeps coming for Montecito, California

2017 costliest year ever for natural disasters in Indian subcontinent Weather and climate disasters cost countries about $ 320 billion last year with major monsoon floods in the Indian subcontinent … Continue reading

27/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Building for collapse: Professor designs more resilient steel structure

  Tongan women highlighted in stories of resilience post-cyclone Gita A series of articles on the resilience of Tongan women during and after Cyclone Gita aims to highlight the importance … Continue reading

26/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Summer of UK earthquakes MAPPED: Where natural disasters could strike

Soil Health’s Role in Mitigating Natural Disaster Effects Last year was tough for many Americans in dealing with the aftermath of several natural disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) … Continue reading

15/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Assessing local resilience to typhoon disasters: A case study in Nansha, Guangzhou

Invest more in disaster management Public and private sectors alike have to increase the investment in disaster management to sustain the economic and human development, said director general of the … Continue reading

14/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Extreme Hurricanes Deliver Powerful Lesson on Mitigation, Readiness, Resiliency

Papua New Guinea quake: An invisible disaster which could change life forever Nearly two weeks after a powerful earthquake hit Papua New Guinea (PNG), officials still do not know what … Continue reading

13/03/2018 · Leave a comment

World unprepared for next major volcanic eruption, researchers say ‘death tolls could reach millions’

Mental health collaborative tackles fire-related trauma in Sonoma County When a North Bay fire survivor walks into her private practice office, Santa Rosa psychologist Alisa Liguori Stratton never presumes to … Continue reading

10/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Becoming more resilient

As Climate Change Intensifies, Here Are the Most—and Least—Resilient Counties in America Kodiak Island Borough is a remote community of around 14,000 people that spreads down the coast of the … Continue reading

05/03/2018 · Leave a comment

More than 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, scientists are learning what makes some survivors more resilient than others

Smart surface solutions can improve disaster resilience, health and comfort in cities A cost/benefit analysis by clean energy advisory and venture capital firm Capital E suggests that implementing smart surface … Continue reading

03/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Papua New Guinea: at least 16 dead after strongest ever earthquake hits

Chief resilience officer is lesson in risk management It was a bad PR day for the city of Minneapolis last week when its chief resilience officer left after only seven … Continue reading

02/03/2018 · Leave a comment

America’s Corn Belt is making its own weather

America’s Corn Belt is making its own weather The Great Plains of the central United States—America’s Corn Belt—is one of the most fertile regions on Earth, producing more than 10 … Continue reading

18/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Researcher’s fieldwork builds understanding of community resilience, recovery in face of disaster

How confident are you in your business’s ability to recover? According to Davies, organisations should be building resilience competence that does not just address business continuity. “This resilience should be … Continue reading

17/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Green infrastructure for disaster resilience : exploring connections with scenario planning

End of the World Atlas’ Reveals Future Human-Nature Conflicts The world is rapidly becoming more urban, but as cities grow in size, their impact on Earth’s biodiversity grows in step. … Continue reading

15/02/2018 · Leave a comment

These Lego-style homes can withstand earthquakes and cost under $6,500 to build

Today’s faulty tsunami warning is a reminder that tsunamis can happen on the US East Coast, too On Tuesday morning, phones across the US East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, and … Continue reading

12/02/2018 · Leave a comment

La Niña is on its way out. What does that mean for California?

The race to predict hurricanes Since climate change has been linked to more extreme weather events, predicting future weather is extremely important. Climate change means that extreme weather events, such … Continue reading

10/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Oregon is unprepared to deal with major earthquake, tsunami, says audit

Oregon is unprepared to deal with major earthquake, tsunami, says audit Oregon is nowhere near ready to deal with a catastrophic earthquake or tsunami like the predicted Big One, according … Continue reading

01/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Watch: A story of Resilience and Recovery (documentary on British Virgin Islands called BVI STRONG)

Documentary filmed on hurricane response in British Virgin Islands The British Virgin Islands’ story of resilience and recovery will hit the international scene through a newly-released 18-minute video documentary this … Continue reading

17/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Batman’s Gotham City provides test case for community resilience model

What Is A Bomb Cyclone? Massive Storm To Hit East Coast It seems like the cold weather conditions in eastern United States are set to get worse in the latter … Continue reading

09/01/2018 · Leave a comment

3 Must Have Skill Sets to Create a Resilient Mindset

Tomorrow Me app being designed to build resilience, improve mental wellbeing of young jobseekers AN app is in the works to teach young Victorians struggling to get a job to … Continue reading

08/01/2018 · Leave a comment

How Art and Design makes us more disaster resilient

Deborah Butterfield Transforms Wreckage From the Great East Japan Earthquake Into Serene Equine Monuments—See Them Here What the Gallery Says: “For the artist, found materials are a continued source of … Continue reading

31/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Grief, loss & resilience

Bid to strengthen disaster resilience The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) board of directors has approved a total of $US15 million ($F31m) in financing, comprised of policy-based loans and grants, for … Continue reading

22/12/2017 · Leave a comment

The year is 2037. This is what happens when the hurricane hits Miami

Large Swaths of Southern California Are in Ruins Thanks to the Catastrophic Thomas Fire Wildfires in California have continued to ravage large portions of the state, with the Thomas fire … Continue reading

21/12/2017 · Leave a comment

To be resilient, start by avoiding the word “happiness”

Summer of Storms Tests Energy Resilience While the Trump administration proposes to make the nation’s electric grid more “resilient” by propping up nuclear and coal-fired power plants, a wide range of … Continue reading

12/11/2017 · Leave a comment

Five Years After Sandy, New York’s Hurricane Defenses Are MIA

In New York City, rising seas could cause Sandy-like floods every five years. Superstorm Sandy was 1,000 miles wide, the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, and produced the … Continue reading

30/10/2017 · Leave a comment

‘Katrina brain’: The invisible long-term toll of megastorms

Actually, This Devastating Hurricane Season Is Exactly the Right Time to Talk About Climate Change I was seventeen when Hurricane Andrew rolled through South Florida, taking down block after block … Continue reading

16/10/2017 · Leave a comment

New satellite photos reveal the California wildfire’s shocking damage from space

Resilient reefs and rainforests can weather hurricanes It can take years for towns and cities to recover from major hurricanes. But as humans labor to restore power and water, tropical … Continue reading

14/10/2017 · Leave a comment

This company wants to stop floods before they happen

Don’t wait for a natural disaster to reach out to others Lately, it’s hard to pick up a newspaper. Hurricanes, one after another, have pounded the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Florida … Continue reading

07/10/2017 · Leave a comment

US Media Spoke More About Harvey Than Floods Elsewhere – but So Did Media Elsewhere

How disaster resilience has saved lives The deadly storms that battered the US East Coast, the Caribbean and South Asia are the latest and most emphatic evidence of the worldwide … Continue reading

05/10/2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

Strong Aftershocks Test Nerves on Greek Island After Quake

Climate change causing natural disasters: CM Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat today stated that climate change was leading to natural disasters. He was addressing a day-long workshop — Strengthening State … Continue reading

24/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Airbnb tests new ways to unlock doors during disasters

Italian wildfires kill 2 homeowners, force tourists to flee Wildfires that have consumed vast swaths of southern Italy and forced the emergency evacuation of hundreds of tourists claimed the lives … Continue reading

16/07/2017 · Leave a comment

The massive volcano that scientists can’t find

The massive volcano that scientists can’t find It was 10 October 1465 – the day of the hotly anticipated wedding of King Alfonso II of Naples. He was set to … Continue reading

11/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Risk transfer key to managing disasters

Committed to resilience The AIG Philippines team recently celebrated its 85-year legacy of providing insurance solutions to the Filipino community in an anniversary event held at the Rigodon Ballroom of … Continue reading

08/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience in face of disasters

Resilience in face of disasters THE people of Ra were commended for their resilience in the face of unprecedented natural disasters during World Meteorological Day celebrations in Rakiraki yesterday. Minister … Continue reading

27/05/2017 · Leave a comment

Stop end-of-year fatigue from seeping into the new year: boost staff optimism and resilience

Stop end-of-year fatigue from seeping into the new year: boost staff optimism and resilience It’s a seasonal reality that many Australian workers end the year short-fused with their resilience falling … Continue reading

25/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Disaster education increases community resilience

Disaster education increases community resilience HAVE you ever heard the story of a girl named Tilly Smith? On Dec 26, 2004, Tilly and her family went to Phuket, Thailand, for … Continue reading

29/12/2016 · Leave a comment

The year (2016) in natural disasters

The year in natural disasters Whether it was historic flooding, powerful earthquakes or unstoppable wildfires, natural disasters in 2016 set the stage for many impactful and memorable photos. Before striking … Continue reading

24/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Here’s How To Build Resilience, According To Science

Here’s How To Build Resilience, According To Science When life gets tough, you get tougher. Research shows resilience, the ability to bounce back from a challenge, can have positive benefits. Of … Continue reading

19/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilience – A True Story

Resilience – A True Story The storm brought widespread destruction, but it couldn’t wipe the smile from Daphne’s* face. I met Daphne during my visit to Mersan, a small village … Continue reading

31/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Matthew: Why is Haiti so badly hit by natural disasters?

Hurricane Matthew: Why is Haiti so badly hit by natural disasters? Hundreds of people have died in the Caribbean country of Haiti after it was hit by Hurricane Matthew earlier … Continue reading

13/10/2016 · Leave a comment

India Ganges floods ‘break previous records’

India Ganges floods ‘break previous records’ The monsoon floods in India’s Ganges river this year have broken previous records, officials have told the BBC.  They said water levels reached unprecedented … Continue reading

01/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Storm of the Century?’ Try ‘Storm of the Decade’

Storm of the Century?’ Try ‘Storm of the Decade’ Last August, Hurricane Irene spun through the Caribbean and parts of the eastern United States, leaving widespread wreckage in its wake. … Continue reading

27/08/2016 · Leave a comment

California fire of ‘intensity never seen before’ forces thousands to flee

“Climate change affects everyone” It is important to seek solutions to displacement caused by climate change, because eventually it will affect all of us, says NORCAP-expert Yohannes Hagos Subagadis. This … Continue reading

19/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Japan just got hit by a 9.1 earthquake… that never happened

Japan just got hit by a 9.1 earthquake… that never happened Japan is well-known for its food, bonsai trees, and earthquakes. Luckily, it’s also the country that’s most prepared for … Continue reading

05/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Fears grow over danger of flooding around the UK as inquiry is shelved

Fast-moving wildfire near Big Sur spreads as more people are evacuated Crews continued on Sunday to battle a massive wildfire near California’s Big Sur that is threatening thousands of homes, … Continue reading

03/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Amazon could face intense wildfire season this year, NASA warns

Take lessons from the past to stay better prepared for floods We have seen it before, but tragically it happens over and over again. Rains and overflowing rivers have hit … Continue reading

28/07/2016 · Leave a comment

What Is a Constant Cycle of Violent News Doing to Us?

  Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S. Dangerously high temperatures will keep scorching the Northeast in the wake of a deadly wave of heat and humidity that has … Continue reading

26/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Are waterborne cities more resistant to climate change?

Hottest half-year on record sinks Arctic ice to new lows Last month, scientists reported an earlier-than-normal annual melting of Arctic sea ice, and now NASA researchers taking further stock of … Continue reading

25/07/2016 · Leave a comment

For climate migrants, dignity matters as much as safety

For climate migrants, dignity matters as much as safety Some time ago, a poor community migrated to India’s national capital, New Delhi, from a village in the northern Indian state … Continue reading

23/07/2016 · Leave a comment

AIR Worldwide announces new global resilience practice

  But…but where are your PRIORITIES?!? It’s time to review this IT shop’s disaster recovery plans, and the topic of staffing comes up, reports a longtime IT pilot fish who’s … Continue reading

21/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilience Is the Glue of Modern Life

Google Wants to Help Keep You Safe During an Earthquake Google is making it easier to find information about nearby earthquakes with a new update to its search engine.  Starting … Continue reading

12/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Testing A New Approach To Disaster Prep

How MIT And San Francisco Are Testing A New Approach To Disaster Prep Suddenly, you wake up. The ground has already stopped shaking, but a small earthquake seems to have … Continue reading

05/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Are Engineers Neglecting Resilience?

Are Engineers Neglecting Resilience? With 173 people killed, 414 injured, 2,100 homes destroyed and 7,562 people displaced, the Black Saturday bushfires which raged throughout Victoria in February 2009 were by … Continue reading

30/06/2016 · Leave a comment

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has launched its new Disaster Resilience Benchmarking Tool

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has launched its new Disaster Resilience Benchmarking Tool to help community organisations get ready in the event of an emergency or disaster. Resilient … Continue reading

28/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Seismic Strain: land around San Andreas fault is rising and sinking.

The Netherlands Voted A Garage Its Best Building Of The Year—Here’s Why. The Netherlands is one of the most endangered country in the world when it comes to sea level … Continue reading

25/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Indonesia: Floods, landslides kill 35 in Central Java

Commentary: Complexity of healthcare requires a new approach to disaster preparedness Every year, the start of summer begins with a familiar refrain predicting the severity of the upcoming hurricane season. … Continue reading

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Investing in resilient infrastructure before disaster hits. And more…

Investing in resilient infrastructure before disaster hits As a growing number of natural disasters have hit vulnerable regions across the country in recent years, state and local leaders have explored … Continue reading

10/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Floods and how to stop them: 3 questions, 3 answers. Texas flooding. And more…

Floods and how to stop them: 3 questions, 3 answers As cleanup begins after massive flash flooding in Germany, many are left wondering why a predictable natural phenomenon causes so … Continue reading

02/06/2016 · Leave a comment

In disasters and emergencies, we must help people help themselves. Tropical Depression Bonnie. And more…

Tropical Depression Bonnie Heads Towards Carolinas as Deadly Flooding Overwhelms Texas Tropical storm Bonnie was downgraded Sunday morning as it headed toward the South Carolina coast — the latest bad … Continue reading

31/05/2016 · Leave a comment

How do I build brand resilience? Disaster levy. And more…

On the Campaign couch: How do I build brand resilience? Rachel Eyre, head of marketing propositions at Sainsbury’s, writes: What does resilience mean to you, and can it be built? … Continue reading

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Climate changes mean Canada to spend more on disasters- insurers. India records its hottest day ever as temperature hits 51C . And more…

India records its hottest day ever as temperature hits 51C (that’s 123.8F) A city in northern India has shattered the national heat record, registering a searing 51C – the highest … Continue reading

27/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Resilience as ‘learnable skill’. And more…

Helping struggling teachers to help themselves The Australian Education Union’s (AEU) 2015 State of Our Schools report found that teachers are under greater levels of stress in the classroom due … Continue reading

23/05/2016 · Leave a comment

We Finally Know Why This El Niño Was Such a Monster. Alberta wildfire out of control. And more

We Finally Know Why This El Niño Was Such a Monster The strongest El Niño ever seen is finally gone. But before it left it had plenty to throw at … Continue reading

20/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Hawaii Could Be Devastated By A Tsunami Within 50 Years. Supporting people with mental disorders during disasters. And more.

Hawaii Could Be Devastated By A Tsunami Within 50 Years On the south side of the Hawaiian island of Kauai lies Makauwahi, a massive cave and sinkhole where scientists have … Continue reading

18/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Killer heatwave wreaks havoc in Southeast Asia.

Killer heatwave wreaks havoc in Southeast Asia Drought, severe heat and water shortages are disrupting schools, killing animals and ravaging rice crops in Southeast Asia. Thailand, Laos and Cambodia have … Continue reading

15/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Canada wildfire likely to burn for months…and more

Changing Tides: How the Mirabeau Water Garden Could Shift the Way New Orleanians Think About Water At the site of the future Mirabeau Water Garden, located on the north end … Continue reading

10/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’

Obama administration warns of ‘climate refugees’ due to rapid Arctic warming The Obama administration has warned the US will need to deal with a wave of “climate refugees” as the … Continue reading

08/05/2016 · Leave a comment

A Community-Minded Approach to Resilience in Berkeley. Alberta wildfires.

‘Nothing short of terrifying’: Alberta wildfires grow eight times in size When she spotted a small circle of orange flames flickering in the trees outside, Erica Decker knew she had … Continue reading

07/05/2016 · Leave a comment

10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Be prepared: 25 disaster support hubs set up across Vancouver The City of Vancouver has designated 25 sites across the region as disaster support hubs as part of its earthquake … Continue reading

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Europe will soon be hit by deadly ‘once-in-a-century’ extreme weather every year. And more

Europe will soon be hit by deadly ‘once-in-a-century’ extreme weather every year Europe will soon be hit by deadly, “once-in-a-century” extreme weather events every year, a study has found. Severe … Continue reading

02/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters Have Caused 8 Million Deaths, $7 Trillion in Damage Since 1900

Natural Disasters Have Caused 8 Million Deaths, $7 Trillion in Damage Since 1900 Across the globe, natural disasters have caused more than $7 trillion in economic losses and over 8 … Continue reading

01/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Is your small business prepared for a disaster?

Is your small business prepared for a disaster? As an insurance professional with more than 38 years of experience who has been on the ground many times when catastrophes strike, … Continue reading

11/04/2016 · Leave a comment

Barely a year after Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu struck by strong earthquake. Flash floods kill at least 55 in Pakistan… And more

Vanuatu hit by 6.9 magnitude earthquake A strong earthquake has struck off the south Pacific island of Vanuatu, but authorities said any threat of a tsunamis had mostly passed, and … Continue reading

06/04/2016 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters worse for tourism than terror attacks. And more…

Natural disasters worse for tourism than terror attacks Tourist destinations recover from terrorist attacks quicker than they would an environmental disaster, according to travel analysts. In the wake of last … Continue reading

02/04/2016 · Leave a comment

For IT, climate change means preparing for disaster…and more

For IT, climate change means preparing for disaster IT managers understand the hazards of heat inside data centers. But what about outside it? Cordell Schachter, the CTO of the New … Continue reading

31/03/2016 · Leave a comment

The leader’s greatest lesson: building resilience to overcome uncertainty…and more

Fukushima Farmers Are Using Soil Made From Polyester It’s been five years since Japan’s Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima—and some consumers are still wary of produce grown … Continue reading

30/03/2016 · Leave a comment

500-year-old shipwrecks could be key to predicting hurricanes…and more

500-year-old shipwrecks could be key to predicting hurricanes Shipwrecks in the Caribbean have been used as an indication of hurricane activity, finds new research that could shed light on the … Continue reading

17/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Deadly mudslides, flooding in Brazil. Cyclone Winston recovery…and more.

At least 15 people killed by landslides, flooding in Sao Paulo, Brazil At least 15 people were killed on Thursday night by landslides provoked by heavy rains and floods in … Continue reading

13/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Scottish business owners warned of cyber crime hacks raiding smartphones …and more about resilience

Scottish business owners warned of cyber crime hacks raiding smartphones Technology experts have warned that businesses using their smartphone are at risk of having their devices ‘raided’. Criminals can intercept … Continue reading

10/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Why is 2016 smashing heat records?…and more

Why is 2016 smashing heat records? Yet another global heat record has been beaten. It appears January 2016 – the most abnormally hot month in history, according to Nasa – … Continue reading

09/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Forecast: Four-fold jump in responding to cost of natural disasters in Australia. Brazil dam disaster damages payout… and more

Mining company Samarco to pay Brazil dam disaster damages The owners of an iron ore mine in Brazil have settled with the government for a deadly dam spill. The toxic … Continue reading

05/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Indonesia earthquake, Fukushima meltdown and more

Indonesia earthquake: Tsunami warnings and deaths confirmed as 7.9 tremor hits south-east Asia Tsunami warnings have been issued by national authorities around the Indian Ocean after a shallow 7.9 magnitude … Continue reading

04/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Cyclone Winston – Fiji SPECIAL EDITION

Cyclone Winston: tens of thousands homeless in Fiji a week after storm Tens of thousands of people in Fiji are living in evacuation centres after Cyclone Winston tore across the … Continue reading

03/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster response starts at home…and more

Fires are increasing in a warming world, but a new model could help us predict them Over the past decade, the frequency of bushfires in Australia has increased. The Forest … Continue reading

02/03/2016 · Leave a comment

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