Natural Disasters


First Born Missions holds disaster trailer fundraiser
WTOC
Natural disasters are known to devastate towns. One south Georgia organization is trying to lend families a helping hand. Metal bars and bolts make up a standing structure, but one thing is missing - the top. "It signifies people who've lost the roofs ...

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dailytelegraph.com.au

$14m for flood-affected national park and tourism assets
dailytelegraph.com.au
The latest $14 million tranche of federal-state government natural disaster relief and recovery funding will drive repairs to Tasmania's national park and tourism assets damaged by the June floods. More than 40 repair jobs, including a boat ramp and ...

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Mother Jones

How Did Police From All Over the Country End Up at Standing Rock?
Mother Jones
Governors have almost always employed EMAC in the wake of natural disasters, but the bill contains a stipulation that makes it applicable during other types of emergencies including "community disorders, insurgency, or enemy attack." On August 19, when ...

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ABC Online

Remote disaster training course pushes teams to save lives in Tasmanian wilderness
ABC Online
Many doctors working in hospital wards around Australia may never work outside a clinical environment. But for those seeking to practice medicine in a remote or natural disaster scenario, a course in Tasmania offers them the chance to hone their skills ...



India is not equipped to deal with natural or man-made disasters
The New Indian Express
In current times of climate change and pollution, the natural cycle of nature has been altered in drastic ways, which has led to an increase in natural calamities like floods, snow and earthquakes. Japan recently had snowfall after 54 years. The floods ...



USDA designates five counties in Texas as Primary Natural Disaster Areas
Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune
29, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Bowie, Cass, Morris, Red River and Titus counties in Texas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by a recent drought. “Our hearts go out to those Texas farmers and ...

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Rescue Team Steps in to Help Animal Victims of Hurricane in Costa Rica
The Costa Rican Times
The expert HSI disaster responders are working with local animal welfare groups and other international organizations in affected areas to bring relief to the hundreds of thousands of animal victims of the hurricane. Natural disasters take a toll on ...

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KTBS

USDA adds local parishes to national disaster list
KTBS
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency has added six more Louisiana parishes as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by severe storms and flooding that occurred from Aug. 11-31. Those parishes are Catahoula, ...

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Eastern Daily News

Cities: Skyline | Natural Disasters Expansion
Eastern Daily News
For fans of city-building games, 2013's SimCity, developed by Maxis and published by EA, seemed like a dream to gamers with its new gameplay and engine. But this title proved to be a disaster. With the game being online all the time, the game suffered ...



Futurism

During Natural Disasters, Blockchain Could Make All the Difference
Futurism
ConsenSys is seeking to help in the rebuilding efforts of countries stricken by natural disaster by moving physical records into a blockchain to safeguard them from the elements. Blockchain software is a safe, transparent, and economical solution to ...


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