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Remembering Hurricane Camille 50 years later

Weatherwatch: rain of ‘biblical proportions’ may not be hyperbole Biblical proportions” is an expression that headline writers use when trying to describe unprecedented rainfall or flooding. And “Biblical rain” was … Continue reading

21/08/2019 · Leave a comment

It’s Really Hard to Predict an Earthquake, but Scientists Are Getting Closer

Political Transition and Earthquake Recovery in Nepal When the earthquake struck, on April 25, 2015, killing nearly 9,000 people and damaging or destroying over half a million homes and buildings, … Continue reading

17/08/2019 · Leave a comment

One quarter of the world’s population live in countries with a high level of water stress

ED declares drought national disaster President Mnangagwa has declared the 2018/2019 El-Nino-induced drought a State of National Disaster, paving way for the launch of the Revised Zimbabwe Humanitarian Appeal yesterday … Continue reading

10/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Distressed Employees? Try Resilience Training

  Building resilience as a profession Research by the Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) this year revealed that more than 90 per cent of junior lawyers experience stress at work, with … Continue reading

07/08/2019 · Leave a comment

A major river in Europe hit by drought could create economic havoc

Mississippi River flooding and Hurricane Barry could have inundated New Orleans. Here are four actions we need to take before that happens again. The Bonnet Carré Spillway will finally close … Continue reading

04/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Homes being built fastest in many flood-prone areas

Over 15,000 Square Miles of Siberia Are on Fire and It’s “a Global Ecological Catastrophe” Wildfires are raging across over 15,000 square miles of Siberia, an area larger than the … Continue reading

03/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Shielding the most vulnerable

Extreme weather caused by climate change has damaged 45% of Australia’s coastal habitat If you think climate change is only gradually affecting our natural systems, think again. Our research, published … Continue reading

01/08/2019 · Leave a comment

At least 20 people have died from Europe’s extreme heat. The Arctic caught on fire. This is what climate change looks like.

People don’t understand how disaster-relief money gets spent—and it makes them less likely to donate Over the last two years, the United States has experienced 30 natural disasters that have … Continue reading

31/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Mumbai rains: Is India’s weather becoming more extreme?

What Does Massive Flooding in the Midwest Mean for Wildlife? The Midwest has been experiencing historic flooding since March, and while some wildlife is benefiting from the extra water, other … Continue reading

30/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Bill Would Require Wireless Companies to Upgrade for Disasters

A quick look at business insurance for natural disasters With earthquakes in California and Hurricane Barry striking states along the Gulf of Mexico and in the Midwest, small business owners … Continue reading

27/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Fukushima beach reopens for first time since 2011 nuclear disaster

Hurricane disasters associated with poorer outcomes for radiotherapy patients Lung cancer patients who had a hurricane disaster declared during radiotherapy had worse overall survival than those who completed treatment in … Continue reading

25/07/2019 · Leave a comment

As Cost of Natural Disasters Increase, New Report Maps Central Role for Corporate Philanthropy

As Cost of Natural Disasters Increase, New Report Maps Central Role for Corporate Philanthropy NEW YORK, July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Catastrophic flooding in the Midwest. Millions of acres consumed … Continue reading

23/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

  Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh The poor Indian states of Assam and Bihar have been among the worst hit. Some 4.3 million … Continue reading

19/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster resilience must be a way of life

One climate crisis disaster happening every week, UN warns Climate crisis disasters are happening at the rate of one a week, though most draw little international attention and work is … Continue reading

09/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Preparing refugee populations for the coming monsoon season

  Preparing refugee populations for the coming monsoon season With the monsoon season just around the corner, 700,000 Rohingya refugees brace themselves for cyclonic winds, never ending rain and deadly … Continue reading

03/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Some Disaster Prevention Spending Reaps Higher Rewards

Strengthening urban resilience to natural disasters Given the global warming problem, what will the world look like, say, in 100 years?  Recently, a group of researchers from the University of … Continue reading

28/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Why Chennai, India’s Sixth Biggest City, Has Run Out Of Water

Natural Disasters in 2018 In 2018, there were 315 natural disaster events recorded with 11,804 deaths, over 68 million people affected, and US$131.7 billion in economic losses across the world. … Continue reading

27/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Cloud computing girds governments against natural disaster threats, expert says

Innovation in Disaster Resilience: Southern California Resilience Initiative Announces Three New Projects The Southern California Resilience Initiative (SCRI), led by 100 Resilient Cities, is a one-year sequence of convenings, tactical … Continue reading

18/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Steps needed to tackle ripple effects of natural disasters

Japan’s deadly heatwave would have been impossible without climate change Japan’s heatwave in July 2018 could not have happened without climate change. That is the unequivocal conclusion of a report … Continue reading

13/06/2019 · Leave a comment

What people want: building resilience and stability in conflict and crises

‘Hurricane clause’ in bonds helps countries struck by disaster Fifteen years ago Grenada suffered a devastating blow when Hurricane Ivan swept over the small Caribbean island. The storm tore down … Continue reading

09/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Individual resilience: A Guide

‘So much land under so much water’: extreme flooding is drowning parts of the Midwest Even with half of the houses on her street underwater, Dina Barker looked at the … Continue reading

05/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Tornado outbreaks reminder to make smartphones disaster-ready

  Calculating the High Cost of Really Stormy Weather Storms in the Atlantic Ocean weren’t a major worry for the commodities markets in 2018, but this year’s hurricane season, which … Continue reading

03/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Record-Breaking Heat in Alaska Wreaks Havoc on Communities and Ecosystems

Here’s why the US has seen tornadoes, floods and extreme heat in the past few weeks If you feel like the weather has been out of control in much of … Continue reading

01/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Let’s seize the opportunity for resilience in storm-hit Mozambique

How A Florida Beach Town Changed How We Live A cozy town built from scratch in the 1980s ignited a revolution in how we design and build communities. With pedestrian-friendly … Continue reading

31/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Post-Hurricane Documentary ‘After Maria’ Captures Despair Of Displaced Puerto Ricans In The Bronx

  Post-Hurricane Documentary ‘After Maria’ Captures Despair Of Displaced Puerto Ricans In The Bronx Hurricane Maria, the most destructive storm to ever hit Puerto Rico, devastated the island in September … Continue reading

27/05/2019 · Leave a comment

The best and worst countries for business: Global upheaval edition

4 ways to make sure your pet survives tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes and other disasters As Hurricane Florence threatened the coast of North Carolina in September 2018, a Labrador retriever I’d … Continue reading

24/05/2019 · 1 Comment

Resilient infrastructure key response to natural disasters

Earth Manual Project a creative way to learn disaster readiness Of days gone by: The Lost Homes project is meant to instil empathy while easing the survivors’ healing process. Through … Continue reading

23/05/2019 · Leave a comment

The power of resilience

  Getting Resilient The Odisha government’s disaster management during the recent Cyclone Fani has been lauded the world over. Despite a wind speed of close to 200 kilometres per hour, … Continue reading

18/05/2019 · Leave a comment

This House Is Built to Stare Down a Hurricane

Natural Disasters are on the Rise, but is Indiana Prepared to Help Hoosiers Recover? The number of deadly natural disasters afflicting the U.S. is rising, and so is the economic … Continue reading

16/05/2019 · Leave a comment

‘Billion Dollar’ Natural Disasters on the Rise

IBM Calls on Developers for Disaster Response and Recovery Ideas IBM marked Hurricane Preparedness Week to call on the technology community to take action that will help save lives of … Continue reading

15/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Violence, natural disasters forced a record 41 million people from their homes

  Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: Driving Action on Disaster Risk Reduction lobally, disaster risks are increasing, and climate change is expected to further drive risks up. Systems- based … Continue reading

14/05/2019 · Leave a comment

The Future of Disaster Recovery

The story of two cities and two cyclones It was last year on September 16th, Sunday that typhoon (as cyclones are called in these parts of the world) Mangkhut hit … Continue reading

13/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Killer Asteroid Flattens New York City in NASA Simulation Exercise

Monster Cyclone Fani Over India Looked Fearsome from Space As Cyclone Fani strengthened and made landfall over eastern India on May 3, a network of weather satellites kept an eye … Continue reading

09/05/2019 · Leave a comment

How Do You Save a Million People From a Cyclone? Ask a Poor State in India

EPA Releases Report Advising Communities to Prepare for Climate Change-Related Disasters Policymakers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a report in the Federal Register outlining how local communities … Continue reading

06/05/2019 · Leave a comment

The Deadliest Tropical Cyclone on Record Killed 300,000 People

NASA Research Shows Humans Have Been Influencing Drought For Over a Century Climate change used to be thought of as a future problem. Now people are finally starting to view … Continue reading

04/05/2019 · Leave a comment

New research explains why Hurricane Harvey intensified immediately before landfall

Hurricane Maria Left Thousands of Puerto Rican Children Experiencing Symptoms of PTSD, Survey Finds Hurricane Maria was the deadliest storm in modern U.S. history. And the damage didn’t end when … Continue reading

03/05/2019 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

30/04/2019 · Leave a comment

The Value of Coastal Wetlands for Flood Damage Reduction

Hurricane Season Has Started Early Four Years in a Row. Is That Unusual? The Atlantic hurricane season technically runs from June through November, but there’s “nothing magical” about those dates … Continue reading

28/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Flooding linked to climate change puts beaches, nuclear plants at risk

Only Half of Businesses Believe They Have Achieved Cyber Resilience “Business resilience” is the modern evolution of what was once known as “business continuity”, the change in terms precipitated by … Continue reading

27/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Could Machine Learning Be the Key to Earthquake Prediction?

Resilience Hub teaches skills that build community and sustainable landscapes Using old tools, sustainability concepts and lots of volunteers, the Resilience Hub is remaking public and private landscapes all around … Continue reading

25/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Al Roker Writes About The Deadliest Flood In American History

  New data shows 4% drop in Puerto Rico population since Maria New Census Bureau data shows Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria — the … Continue reading

23/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Cyclone Idai damage cost seen topping $2bn

Iran: Deadly floods highlight need for ‘natural disasters’ fund As Iranians continue to deal with the aftermath of deadly floods across the country and the government scrambles to provide relief, … Continue reading

17/04/2019 · Leave a comment

How natural disasters can increase inequality

  Austin ties with Houston for most disaster-prone place to live in Texas Austin is tied with Houston for the most natural disaster-prone major metro area in the state of … Continue reading

14/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Mindfulness brings major benefits to leadership

Thousands of Children Who Survived Cyclone Idai Now Face Slavery and Forced Marriage Thousands of children who survived a cyclone in southeast Africa face fresh risks in its aftermath — … Continue reading

13/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Putting Nature to Work: Integrating Green and Grey Infrastructure for Water Security and Climate Resilience

Cyclone Idai shows why long-term disaster resilience is so crucial Cyclone Idai struck Beira, the fourth largest city in Mozambique, in mid-March with torrential rains and winds of more than … Continue reading

12/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Why did the Rockefeller Foundation just unceremoniously end its successful resilience program?

Coral reefs save billions of dollars worldwide by preventing floods Coral reefs aren’t just pretty to look at: They also act as a natural flood protection barrier from powerful ocean … Continue reading

07/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Mozambique Cholera Cases Top 1,000 in Wake of Cyclone Idai

India’s Heat Season Arrives Early and Extreme It’s only March, and communities from Kerala to Gujarat are already battling extreme heat in India. Temperatures reached 41ºC (105ºF) in Surat along … Continue reading

05/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Community resilience is key to disaster recovery, but many are unprepared (Study)

Disaster preparedness ‘key to national survival’ ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said on Friday disaster preparedness was significant for national survival and prosperity, stressing the need … Continue reading

04/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Historic, widespread flooding will continue through May, NOAA says

Hurricane Maria Devastated Puerto Rico’s Forests at an Unprecedented Rate When Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico in September of 2017, it leveled buildings, flooded streets, and wiped out power … Continue reading

29/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Nebraska flooding shows (again) how extreme weather can threaten national security

In Her Words: Samaris Pagán on Hurricane Maria Twenty days had passed and I felt myself going a bit crazy. Not because I’d been living in complete darkness with zero … Continue reading

21/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Two People Died After Record-Breaking Winter Floods In The Midwest

Massive Flooding Follows In Bomb Cyclone’s Wake, With Nebraska Floods Possibly Worst In 50 Years Historic flooding has followed in the wake of the “bomb cyclone” that rammed into the … Continue reading

19/03/2019 · Leave a comment

El Niño Conditions Strengthen, Could Last Through Summer

As wildfires devour communities, toxic threats emerge As an uncontrollable wildfire turned the California town of Paradise to ash, air pollution researcher Keith Bein knew he had to act fast: … Continue reading

17/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Eleven dead as Brazil’s largest city flooded

The Central U.S. Is About To Get Hit With A Bomb Cyclone The country’s midsection is about to be hit by a rare, potentially record setting bomb cyclone that will … Continue reading

15/03/2019 · Leave a comment

California’s Wildfires Burn Through America’s Climate Illusions

Singapore proposes new security guidelines to beef up financial resilience Singapore is looking to introduce changes to existing guidelines on technology risk and business continuity management that will require financial … Continue reading

12/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Australia needs a national plan to face the growing threat of climate disasters

NPR investigation finds FEMA aid favors the rich and white Who gets public money after natural disasters — and who doesn’t? A new NPR investigation and analysis of previously unreleased … Continue reading

10/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Here Is What Happened the Last Time the Yellowstone Volcano Erupted: Researchers

How UNOSAT Rapid Mapping Service Contributed to Humanitarian Response to Natural Disasters in 2018 The UNOSAT Rapid Mapping Service has been supporting the humanitarian community with satellite imagery analysis for … Continue reading

09/03/2019 · Leave a comment

How to deal with work-related stress

Preparing for the Era of Disasters We are entering a new era in the security of Australia, not because of terrorism, the rise of China or even the cybersecurity threat, … Continue reading

08/03/2019 · Leave a comment

When Wildfires Strike: Living with High-Risk Fire Zones

The Deadly US ‘Tornado Outbreak’ Has Confirmed One of Scientists’ Biggest Fears Yesterday, over the course of a single afternoon, Lee County, Alabama, was ravaged by back-to-back tornadoes. The one-two … Continue reading

07/03/2019 · Leave a comment

New study highlights significance of resilience training

Townsville homes may become ‘uninsurable’ due to flooding from climate change Houses in flood-hit Townsville and other parts of north Queensland are “on track to become uninsurable”, according to analysis … Continue reading

26/02/2019 · Leave a comment

The First (Very Early) Forecast for the 2019 Hurricane Season Is Here

Japan Sends Robot Into the Nuclear Hell of the Fukushima Reactor The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) just sent a robot into one of the reactors of the Fukushima nuclear … Continue reading

24/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Nurses Not Immune to Stress from Disaster

  Scientists Just Made It Possible to Predict The Weather Further Ahead Than Ever Before Most of us have been caught out by weather forecasts that didn’t quite turn out … Continue reading

22/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Tackling drought with data visualisation

How climate change can make catastrophic weather systems linger for longer Many parts of Australia have suffered a run of severe and, in some cases, unprecedented weather events this summer. … Continue reading

21/02/2019 · Leave a comment

What Black History Month Can Teach Us About Resilience

  Preparing for resilience in disasters With large-scale disasters from coast to coast fresh on the minds of many, the importance of emergency preparedness is especially pertinent. Most recently, for … Continue reading

20/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Floods, fire and drought: Australia, a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo

Fungi after the floods: how to get rid of mould to protect your health As Townsville residents continue the clean-up following January’s flooding, microscopic fungi, commonly called mould, will be … Continue reading

14/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Landslides triggered by Hurricane Maria

Black Saturday: What have we learnt? In the ten years since the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009, many improvements have happened in fire prevention and management, writes Dr John Iser. … Continue reading

13/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricanes are intensifying more rapidly and it may be our fault

Hurricane Harvey left Houston with crisis in affordable housing Did you realize that Houston was left in a severe affordable housing crisis after Hurricane Harvey? A year and a half … Continue reading

12/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster relief as a threat to state sovereignty

Maternal depression and natural disaster-related stress may affect infants’ temperament A new Infant Mental Health Journal study demonstrates that prenatal maternal depression has important consequences for infant temperament. Furthermore, the … Continue reading

08/02/2019 · Leave a comment

How can Australia better prepare itself for natural disasters?

AgForce calls on banks to show compassion for farmers hurt by Townsville floods Banks need to cut farmers some slack from default interest repayments and show some compassion following the … Continue reading

07/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Climate resilience: More than a third of Londoners think city can’t cope with natural disasters

Business resilience should be a core company strategy, so why are businesses struggling to take action? A recent survey showed that only 51% of U.S. business decision makers say their … Continue reading

02/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Puerto Ricans Concerned That $20 Billion Recovery Plan Is ‘Not For The People’

  Tasmania Is Burning Up And Things Could Get Worse This Week Australia’s blistering heat wave began in December and has only intensified since then. So far the country has … Continue reading

30/01/2019 · Leave a comment

How Australia’s Deadliest Fires Made Thousands of Students Fall Behind

  After Hurricane Harvey, Texas senator eyes using state’s savings for flood control Before the next Hurricane Harvey strikes, and thousands of homes are damaged or destroyed, some Texas lawmakers … Continue reading

28/01/2019 · Leave a comment

As environmental catastrophe unfolds, we need architecture that is more than just green

Puerto Rico received lopsided hurricane disaster aid compared to Texas and Florida, study says In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria hit the United States in August and September. The … Continue reading

27/01/2019 · 1 Comment

Shocking pictures reveal Australia heatwave tragedy

Integrated Coastal Community Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Demak, Central Java In Demak, Central Java, natural forces exacerbated by human activities have escalated coastal erosion to the point of … Continue reading

26/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters Worsen Inequality

Business leaders waking up to extreme risks posed by climate change The World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2019 shines a light on a topic that Zurich has been calling … Continue reading

25/01/2019 · Leave a comment

World Bank to double climate adaptation & resilience financing

World Bank to double climate adaptation & resilience financing The World Bank Group will double its financing of climate change adaptation and resilience related projects, with one area of focus … Continue reading

24/01/2019 · Leave a comment

The Top Global Risks in 2019

US homes facing increased risk from natural hazards Natural hazards have been elevated over the past three years according to a report from CoreLogic, increasing risk for homeowners and their … Continue reading

22/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Investing in Forest Health

Investing in Forest Health As the wildfire dubbed “Camp Fire” scorched Northern California’s Butte County last fall, creating tragedy in the town of Paradise and canceling school throughout the San … Continue reading

18/01/2019 · Leave a comment

In Case Of Emergency, Self-Drive

Insurers hit: Climate change wreaking havoc on insurance industry It may get increasingly impossible to recover from the damage inflicted by anthropogenic climate change. Insurers have been researching what climate … Continue reading

15/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Heartbreaking & Devastating Camp Fire Was World’s Costliest Catastrophe of 2018

Over 600 flee as flooding, landslides hit Southern Mindanao Hundreds fled their homes as several villages in Southern Mindanao were flooded due to moderate to heavy rains dumped by the … Continue reading

14/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Can architecture save people from disaster?

Tsunami hazard and its challenges for preparedness Three major disasters in 2018 taught some painful lessons about the challenges of tsunami preparedness and early warning in Indonesia. In August, a … Continue reading

09/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters are no longer exceptional, so what will it take to prioritize preparedness?

Improving the nation’s resilience to disasters As summed up by the choice of sai (meaning disaster) as the kanji of the year, Japan experienced a string of severe natural disasters … Continue reading

30/12/2018 · Leave a comment

New Evidence Shows Tornadoes Don’t Form The Way Scientists Have Always Thought

Casey bill offers more resources for disabled, older Americans during natural disasters The first response when natural disasters like hurricanes or wildfires strike is for everyone to evacuate the area.  … Continue reading

19/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters set records around the world in 2018. These were some of the worst.

How we prepare for Australia’s natural disaster season We know that staying connected is especially crucial during times of crisis. Natural disasters like fires, cyclones and floods can damage our … Continue reading

16/12/2018 · Leave a comment

More Floods and More Droughts: Climate Change Delivers Both

Researchers identify factors that influence how effectively food suppliers can respond to disasters Food systems face growing threats as extreme weather events become more common and more extreme due to … Continue reading

15/12/2018 · Leave a comment

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

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