The Coming Disaster Assistance Battles
The American Prospect
Unfortunately, state and federal response to natural disasters is increasingly complicated by political spats and deepening ideological fissures. As climate change fuels extreme weather events and prods the United States toward a new, unsettling normal ...
The Biblical Reason Natural Disasters Pummel the West
For once, Barack Obama made the right decision, Michael Snyder says, and possibly spared America natural disaster. Snyder tells the Jim Bakker Show he believes there is a significant connection between supporting the Palestinian state and natural ...
AppRiver Offering Digital Disaster Preparedness To Businesses
HostReview.com (press release)
DDPS is a special offering to businesses that lie within the cone of uncertainty in advance of a hurricane or other natural disaster. The cloud-based service averts email loss and bounced messages by redirecting an organization's email to one of ...
Responding to the Louisiana Floods
The flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy. At least 13 people have died and 60,000 homes have been damaged in the devastating floods. Donald Trump visited the region last week. President Obama has ...
NYT: We Messed Up In Our Louisiana Disaster Coverage (Maybe It's Because Bush Isn't President?)
Fast forward to August 2016 — several storms hit Louisiana, not just a hurricane — the floodwaters have created the biggest natural disaster to hit the United States since Hurricane Katrina. At least 13 people are dead, more than 85,000 people have ...
Earthquake not expected to trigger cat bond
The deadly earthquake that struck the Umbria region of Italy this week is not expected to trigger the Azzurro Re catastrophe bond. More than 240 people were killed when the 6.2-magnitude quake hit the area, 65 miles northeast of Rome, on Wednesday ...
Congress' latest disaster
Albany Times Union (blog)
With recent floods in Louisiana leaving at least 13 dead and 60,000 homes damaged in what the Red Cross says is the worst natural disaster in the U.S. since Sandy, with the destruction in the billions of dollars, these same politicians are all for ...
Researchers warn that technology is unreliable during natural disaster
Newfound enthusiasm for the latest technologies, such as drones and smartphones, to improve the way aid is provided to people in disasters may be overblown, experts warned on Thursday. The annual World Risk Report from the United Nations University ...
The Allure Of Catastrophe Bonds
There are at least two big problems inherent in the way that the world has become accustomed to dealing with natural disasters in low- and middle-income , including of weather-related, disease-related, and geologically-related varieties. One problem is ...
Rochman will talk about the organization's mission, and how it uses research to help create more resilient communities, and limit the property damage and loss of life that occur when a natural disaster hits. She will also discuss the institute's ...