Natural Disasters


The Dominion Post

Teaching children disaster planning at Te Papa 'improves adult knowledge'
The Dominion Post
It revealed "promising new insight" into the effectiveness of teaching disaster preparedness in students, teachers, and parents in the museum. Through the Awesome Forces exhibition, children learn why New Zealand experiences natural disasters and how ...

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Natural Disaster Survival Guide For Businesses
ARNnet
Every business has to prepare for the worst. Those that don't may never fully recover from a disaster. But not all disasters are created equal. And not all businesses are at risk for every kind of disaster. That's why Datto put together this quick ...

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Grants help growers rebuild
Sunraysia Daily
Grants of up to $25,000 are being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). The grants are available to all eligible primary producers in the affected Mildura Rural City Council ...



Blasting News

Earthquake in Italy: many feared dead
Blasting News
This of course is not the first natural disaster to occur; there have been many in recent times. The WorldVision website stated that about 150 major #natural disasters affected millions of people in 2015 alone. From an earthquake in Nepal which killed ...

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Daily Star

Safe countries where natural disasters like earthquakes and flooding are least likely
Daily Star
This is despite Italy being classed as "low risk" in terms of natural disasters, according to the 2016 World Risk Report compiled by the United Nations University for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). The report has revealed which countries and ...



Gatton Star

New sign in Lowood for natural disasters
Gatton Star
The sign is one of 17 projects awarded funding under a joint $3.2million Natural Disaster Resilience Program announced by the government. Local Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden said through NDRP, Somerset Regional Council was awarded $16,500 ...



Bangor Daily News

Researchers, $1M in grants to help Maine recover from 'natural disaster' of mill closures
Bangor Daily News
Media, wood yard workers, and federal and state officials gather to discuss how $1 million in federal grants will help the state's $8.5 billion forest products industry determine its future during a press conference on Wednesday at the American Forest ...

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Canadian Underwriter

Equipment failure, cyberattacks and natural disasters top operational risks in the US over the past five years: FM ...
Canadian Underwriter
Equipment failure, cyberattacks and natural disasters have negatively affected operations at companies based in the United States over the past five years, according to a new FM Global-commissioned study on operational risks. Businessman Builds a Tower ...



Paying the price: fires cost Victoria millions
Bendigo Advertiser
SHORTLY before Christmas, the Australian government announced it would reject a Productivity Commission recommendation to invest $200 million in natural disaster mitigation. The government, releasing its response to the Productivity Commission's ...

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Insurance Journal

26% of Natural Disaster Economic Losses in 2016 Were Insured: Aon Benfield Cat Report
Insurance Journal
Overall, just 26 percent ($54 billion) of overall economic losses caused by natural disasters worldwide during 2016 were covered by insurance as a higher percentage of damage occurred in areas with a lower insurance penetration. However, the public and ...

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