Natural Disasters


SE Idaho prepares for potential natural disasters
LocalNews8.com
In the wake of the 42 earthquakes hitting around the Challis area in the past month, one organization is deciding to make sure everyone is prepared in case a larger quake were to strike. On Wednesday, the Southeastern Idaho Public Health department held ...

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FedEx and the Arbor Day Foundation Announce Disaster Recovery Program
3BL Media (press release)
Designed to be the national resource for communities to turn to as they seek to restore their trees in the aftermath of natural disaster, the Community Tree Recovery program provides the structure and capacity to address multiple disasters annually, distributing ...



Peru Approves Billion Dollar Package for Natural Disaster Prevention
Andean Airmail & PERUVIAN TIMES
The Finance Ministry said Wednesday that the government has approved a legislative package that is to provide about 3 billion soles ($1.07 billion) in investments for the prevention of natural disasters. Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla said the package ...

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New Trees for Natural Disaster Sites
EP Magazine
As part of the Community Tree Recovery Program, Canon will be planting one tree for every imageRUNNER ADVANCE system sold from now until Dec. 31, 2014. Trees will be planted in various sites where natural disasters have recently occurred, such as ...

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Developing: All but 3 Texas counties declared a disaster area due to drought
LubbockOnline.com
The US Department of Agriculture this week declared 95 percent of Texas counties a natural disaster area in the wake of the drought that has gripped the state since 2011. Of the state's 252 counties, 240 received the designation, which means producers are ...

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Popular Mechanics

Live Disaster Training in Tornado Alley
Popular Mechanics
The 45-acre facility also houses a tower where emergency responders practice rope rescues, as well as a simulated natural gas pipeline where both responders and gas company employees train to stop dangerous leaks. For agencies based in Kansas, ...

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Sri Lanka First in South Asia to Access Innovative World Bank Disaster Risk ...
World Bank Group
“The package of financial support, including a first of its kind facility for South Asia, will help the government of Sri Lanka to respond more effectively to help people suffering from a natural disaster while ensuring that financial support remains intact for the ...



Disaster preparedness workshop offered to local business owners
West Hartford News
WEST HARTFORD—Connecticut business owners interested in learning what critical information will help protect your small or medium-sized business from a natural disaster are invited to register for an emergency/preparedness workshop to be held from 8 ...

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Turkey's unemployment and disaster funds have been affected by the rate drop
Balkans.com Business News
The change made in the Public Treasury Communique in January obligated the Unemployment Insurance Fund and the Natural Disaster Insurance Institution (DASK) to only keep their respective 7 billion-lira and 2.5 billion-lira deposits in three state-run ...

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USDA designates 2 counties in Nevada as primary natural disaster areas with ...
Prairie Star
“Our hearts go out to those Nevada farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “President Obama and I are committed to ensuring that agriculture remains a bright spot in our nation's economy by ...

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