Natural Disasters


India offers to host quake rescue exercise with SCO nations
Outlook India
The home minister said between 1996 and 2015, the SCO countries have lost 3,00,000 lives to natural disasters. The economic losses from disasters are also extremely high and cascading. "We are all exposed to a range of natural and man-made hazards.

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San Diego Housing Crisis Facing a 'Perfect Storm' | Video Worth Watching
San Diego Free Press
I've always thought it was perfectly appropriate to respond to the current affordable housing shortage in the way we respond to a natural disaster. It certainly is a disaster, but one that's human-made rather than “natural”. Extending the metaphor ...



Sierra Leone Telegraph

The Sierra Leone mudslide disaster isn't over yet – here's what the world must do
Sierra Leone Telegraph
Another day, another disaster. The vulnerability of Sierra Leone makes any reference to “naturaldisasters at best ironic, and at worst insulting. Poverty is not “natural”, and the overcrowding into poor housing that it causes is not “natural”. Even ...

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Disaster Recovery as a Service Global Market Research Sources, End user Analysis and Forecast to 2025
satPRnews (press release)
Disasters are the consequences of events triggered either by machines or natural hazards on which humans have limited control. Years ago, natural disasters impacted on the society and businesses, these further the dent to overall economy of any region.



Radio New Zealand

Is Wellington prepared for a full-scale emergency response?
Radio New Zealand
The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) is downplaying concerns it's understaffed, saying it's confident it can cope with a major natural disaster. No caption. WREMO workers are trained to take charge in the event of an emergency.



The Coloradoan

Explore the beauty these disasters left behind in Rocky Mountain National Park
The Coloradoan
This spot though, on the northern side of the park just a couple miles in from the Fall River or Beaver Meadows entrances, offers a view into the natural power this place can unleash in a matter of minutes. Alluvial Fan is not just a place, it's a term ...

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St. George Daily Spectrum

Flu shot: It's that time again
St. George Daily Spectrum
One of the world's deadliest natural disasters occurred from 1918-20. It affected approximately 500 million people and resulted in the estimated death of 3 to 5 percent of the human population at that time. The cause of this pandemic disaster was an ...

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Election 2017: Parties share science, hazard policies
New Zealand Herald
In terms of damage to property, Act's policy of replacing building consenting processes with a mandatory insurance regime would ensure greater resilience than blunt regulations to the unpredictable nature of natural disasters. TOP: The main issues here ...



New Straits Times Online

Felda assures assistance for plantations affected by disaster, disease
New Straits Times Online
Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad today gave the assurance that the agency would continue to give priority to safeguarding the interest and well-being of settlers, including rehabilitating plantations that were affected by natural disasters ...

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Grist

A Texas-size flood threatens the Gulf Coast, and we're so not ready
Grist
In what could become the first major natural disaster of the Trump presidency, meteorologists are sounding the alarm for potentially historic rainfall over the next several days in parts of Texas and Louisiana. This is the kind of storm you drop ...

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