Natural Disasters

MoHA plans separate entity to oversee natural disaster-related issues
Officials at the MoHA informed that the NNDMC will be dealing with natural disasters such as landslides, floods, inundation, wildfire, snowstorms, avalanche and cold wave, among others. The centre will remain as a separate entity headed by special-class ...

Mapping risk areas to reduce the impact of natural disasters
Cordis News
The impact of climate change is already being felt and every year Europe is struck by natural disasters such as flooding. INCREO is putting forward earth observation solutions designed to deal with a variety of risks and tailored to match the user's needs.

Shelbyville Daily Union

Shelbyville sent rockets to 4-H National Youth Science Day
Shelbyville Daily Union
Twenty-four Shelbyville fifth graders designed and built an aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a payload of food to natural disaster victims as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD), the world's largest, youth-led science experiment. The activity ...

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Staying Above the Rising Waters: How Your Own Personal Emergency ...
Nassau News Live
Treston, who lives with spinal cord injury, says that she spends every day with the trauma of this natural disaster and how it deeply affected her home and community: She can still visualize the whitecaps that crashed against both her house and her neighbors' ...

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Ebola: Coping with Fear and Uncertainty (blog)
When a natural disaster hits, there is anxiety, and traumatic loss but such events have a clear beginning and end. Natural disasters are devastating but there are few unknowns. With the collective loss, there is often collective care and support. In the aftermath ...

“Dragons” deliver disaster aid during exercise Wakayama Alert
DVIDS (press release) (registration)
Wakayama Alert is a bilateral humanitarian aid and disaster relief exercise that demonstrates the Osprey's capability to respond to natural disasters in Japan. Watson, from Bethalto, Illinois, is an Osprey crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, ...

Social Networking During Natural Disasters
Facebook is taking social networking to a new level – disaster management. Disasters like tsunami, tornado, earthquakes and hurricanes are not new to our lives; mankind has been at constant war with such natural elements since the beginning of time.

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7 Rotary Clubs to the rescue
Daily Express
On hand to mobilise the natural disaster relief team and oversee operations were the District 3310 Assistant Governor K.P. Lu, Regional Coordinator for Disaster Relief Committee, Chiang Wei Chia, District Governor-Elect Philip Chong and District Governor ...

Pace University's “Summit on Resilience II: The Next Storm” Looks at Disaster ...
PR Web (press release)
Hallegatte spoke of ways to cut losses after a disaster by investing in resilient systems before calamity strikes, but also noted the hurdles to making this happen given the human bias against near-term costs and tendency to discount long-term risks. A panel ...

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FEMA administrator warns of cellphone vulnerabilities during disasters
The Hill
He pointed to the 2011 earthquake near Washington, D.C., and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. "A lot of our tendency to use streaming devices to be dependent upon broadband capabilities are vulnerable in a disaster," he said, adding that during natural disasters, ...

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