Natural Disasters


FRONTLINE

Can FEMA's Flood Insurance Program Afford Another Disaster?
FRONTLINE
Floods cause more damage each year in the United States than any other kind of natural disaster — so much more, in fact, that most private insurance companies stopped offering flood insurance decades ago. In 1968, the federal government stepped in, ...

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The Weather Network

Data shows Canadians drawn to disasters, here's which ones
The Weather Network
An analysis of active weather stories published on www.theweathernetwork.com from May 1, 2015, to April 30, 2016, has a surprising answer: At 37 per cent of active weather pageviews, hurricanes were the natural disaster Canadians were most interested ...

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The Nation

As disaster risks rise, 20 vulnerable nations get help to prepare
The Nation
Megan Rowling and Stuart WILLIAMS - A new scheme launched by UN agencies, the World Bank and countries most vulnerable to climate change on Tuesday is seeking funding of up to $130 million to help 20 at-risk nations prepare better for natural ...

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Himalayan Times

Thapa seeks more funding to cope with disaster
Himalayan Times
Co-chairing the 'High-Level Leaders' Roundtable on Natural Disaster and Climate Change: Managing Risks and Crises Differently' in Istanbul of Turkey, Thapa also shared the experiences and lessons learned by Nepal in rescue, rehabilitation, and ...

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Warwick Daily News

Coalition says it will pay up for floods - eventually
Warwick Daily News
A Coalition spokesperson said the Federal Government would "always have a role in supporting those affected by natural disasters". The spokesperson said the delay in issuing the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangement payments was because it ...

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Warwick Daily News

Call for Federal Government
Warwick Daily News
Now, facing the reality floods could strike again, Southern Downs ratepayers could face a financial nightmare unless the Federal Government addresses uncertainty surrounding the future of natural disaster relief funds. The Local Government Association ...



Gladstone Observer

Disaster relief delay could dent state budget
Gladstone Observer
GLADSTONE ratepayers could face a financial nightmare unless the Federal Government addresses uncertainty surrounding the future of natural disaster relief funds. The Local Government Association of Queensland and the State Government are calling on ...

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Gladstone Observer

Mayor labels "un-Australian" $1.3b recovery funds withheld
Gladstone Observer
MAYOR Matt Burnett has labelled the Federal Government's decision to withhold $1.3 billion in Queensland recovery payments and not reimburse the state for the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangement payments "un-Australian", "outrageous" and ...



Popular Mechanics

The Power Plant That Could Stave Off a Natural Disaster
Popular Mechanics
KivuWatt, a plant located in Africa's Lake Kivu, is the only gas water extraction power plant in the world. It just opened last week. The project has been seven years in the making and has the potential to not only contribute up to 60 percent of Rwanda ...

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Daily Mail

Hayward fault could cause 'greatest natural disaster ever to hit US', warn experts
Daily Mail
The San Andreas and Cascadia fault have a potentially deadlier counterpart lurking in the East Bay region of Northern California. Known as the Hayward Fault, it extends from San Pablo Bay in the north to Fremont in the south, passing through heavily ...

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