Natural Disasters


Belleville News-Democrat (blog)

Rating world's worst natural disasters
Belleville News-Democrat (blog)
Q: In the past decade, it seems as if the world has been awash in natural weather disasters. Most recently would be the flooding in West Virginia and the wildfires in California. My question: Of the “Big Five” natural disasters — earthquakes, floods ...



OCCC presents free disaster preparedness class
Newport News Times
Jim Kusz of North Lincoln Fire and Rescue District will present a free disaster preparedness workshop at the Oregon Coast Community College North County Campus in Lincoln City. The class will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, July 12 ...



Report: State's disaster recovery program finds balance
Albany Times Union
In 2013, Superstorm Sandy left many parts of the state devastated, but a recent study commissioned by the Governor's Office for Storm Recovery says that New York's response to natural disasters has actually been more successful than efforts in other ...



CBS Local

Drones Could Be Key Life-Saving Tool During Natural Disasters
CBS Local
BALTIMORE (WJZ)—When disasters cut people off from help, it also leaves them vulnerable to disease. As Alex DeMetrick reports, one possible solution combines medicine with drones. Putting drones to work has been taking off the last few years. Now a ...



Preparing for the worst: disaster education in Japan
East Asia Forum
Overall, Japan's disaster relief and disaster education looks to have a promising future, though it has not yet reached its goal of reducing the damage of natural disasters by 50 per cent. For instance, collaborative work among different stakeholders ...



KGWN

Governow Mead announces drought disaster assistance for parts of Wyoming
KGWN
Cheyenne, Wyo. - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Weston County has been granted a primary natural disaster designation due to ongoing drought. Governor Matt Mead received a letter from USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack outlining ...



CHARLES ROMANS: Natural disasters
The Independent
If you have never been impacted by a natural disaster such as a flood, then count yourself lucky. The damage goes far beyond the physical destruction; I know this in the most personal way because in 2010 I lived it. I was extremely fortunate because no ...



CITGO Becomes Official Fuel Sponsor of First Response Team of America
EMSWorld (press release) (blog)
HOUSTON – June 28, 2016 – CITGO Petroleum Corporation has entered into a new partnership with First Response Team of America, making CITGO the natural disaster response organization's official fuel sponsor. With this partnership, First Response ...



USDA Reminds Individuals and Small Businesses Affected by Flooding in West Virginia that USDA Offers Disaster ...
USDA.gov (press release)
Finally, while RD's programs do not normally have disaster assistance authority, many of USDA Rural Development programs can help provide financial relief to small businesses hit by natural disasters, including low-interest loans to community ...

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FEMA urges Iowans to use FEMA smartphone app to prepare for disasters
Fairfield Ledger
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The summer months can bring natural disasters to Iowa, including tornados and floods. To help people prepare, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to download and use the FEMA smartphone app.

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