Natural Disasters


ABS-CBN News (blog)

OPINION: Disaster preparedness and politics
ABS-CBN News (blog)
In a country that faces numerous natural disasters—from typhoons to earthquakes and tsunamis, communications—dissemination of information is one of the most important functions of mass media. To do this, a reliable source of data and analysis, apart ...

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Eclipse preparations comparable to those for natural disaster
Newport News Times
DEPOE BAY —North county cities, anticipating pandemonium on an unprecedented scale, are preparing for a total solar eclipse in August as though it were a natural disaster. Predicting thousands of people for the rare event, officials in Depoe Bay and ...



443 killed in natural disasters in 10 months
Himalayan Times
The figure of people killed in various natural disasters such as epidemics, floods, storms, rain, and altitude sickness outnumbered those killed in landslides, which stands at 145. At the event, joint-secretary at the ministry Shankar Hari Adhikari ...



443 killed in 10 months in natural disasters: MoHA
The Kathmandu Post
Feb 24, 2017- A total of 443 people were killed in natural disasters across the country in the past 10 months, according to Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) data. The figure was made public during a discussion programme “Policy Plan on Disaster ...



SpatialNews.com Press Release
Spatial News (press release)
Local units of government, or sponsors, will use financial and technical assistance from the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP Program) to carry out much-needed recovery projects to remedy damages caused by natural disasters such as floods ...



Taranaki Daily News

Natural disasters can have disastrous effects on families
Taranaki Daily News
At Taranaki Safe Families Trust, we feel for those who have been affected by the recent Christchurch fires. Being from the South Island, it has been heart-breaking seeing so many of the communities I love affected so much by disaster in recent years ...



Jerusalem Post Israel News

Cabinet to vote on natural disasters compensation bill
Jerusalem Post Israel News
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation will vote on Sunday whether to support a bill to grant compensation to victims of natural disasters. Currently, there is no national system to deal with compensating citizens whose privately owned property gets ...



Dezeen

Edible Pouncer drone will deliver aid to victims of natural disasters and conflict
Dezeen
This drone, designed for hard-to-reach disaster areas, will soon be getting an upgrade that allows it to be consumed along with its cargo. The Pouncer drone, developed by former army logistics expert Nigel Gifford, has a three-metre-wide hull and wings ...

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Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

ODPEM Training Health Workers in Disaster Risk Management
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
Three hundred health workers are to receive Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) training in order to strengthen the capacity of the country's health sector to respond to natural disasters and emergencies. The Office of ...



CNBC

When disaster strikes, you can get a tax break
CNBC
With evacuations underway in parts of San Jose, California, due to severe flooding and the Oroville Dam spillway crisis, which threatened cities and towns in Northern California just last week, it's clear that 2017 will likely have many natural ...


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