Natural Disasters


Fortune

Here's How Baton Rouge Floods Rank Among Worst US Natural Disasters
Fortune
In March, FEMA provided $9 million in funds to assist with severe storms and flooding, the same amount it provided during Tropical Storm Allison in June of 2001. Here is a list of the costliest natural disasters in modern U.S. history, based on FEMA's ...

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Newstalk 106-108 fm

Red Cross call on Italians to turn Wifi passwords off following earthquake
Newstalk 106-108 fm
The Red Cross is calling on Italians to unlock their broadband networks to aid communication in the wake of yesterday's earthquake in central Italy. Natural disasters cause a surge in activity on communication networks and can overload them ...

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Deutsche Welle

'Infrastructure can drive up disaster vulnerability' says UN climate expert
Deutsche Welle
Each year, the World Risk Report (WRR) and its World Risk Index (WRI) analyze vulnerability of over 170 countries to natural hazards. They do so to identify disaster hotspots and risk indicators. The United Nations University's Institute for ...

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The Guardian

Decrepit infrastructure denies millions urgent natural disaster aid, study says
The Guardian
Using analysis of floods, typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters, the 2016 world risk report (pdf), claims that decrepit infrastructure and logistics systems can become a “direct threat” to societies because they can trap or injure ...



Starts at 60

What to do if you experience a natural disaster on holiday
Starts at 60
At least 159 people have been killed by an earthquake that struck a series of towns in central Italy this week. Most of the damage was done to the historic town of Amatrice, three-quarters of which is now nothing but rubble. Some tourists, including ...



Malaysian Christian News

Louisiana Bishop calls for aid after 'worst US natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy'
Malaysian Christian News
LOUISIANA: The destruction caused by historic flooding in southern Louisiana is the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to Red Cross officials. “As we all know the severe flooding in many areas of our ...

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Amsterdam News

Obama visits Louisiana after historic flooding
Amsterdam News
In what has been called the worst U.S. natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, waters are finally receding in southern Louisiana from the recent devastating historic floods. The Olympic Games and presidential election have curtailed media coverage of ...

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610kvnu

Operation Photo Rescue Helps Salvage Pictures Damaged ... - KVNU
610kvnu
KVNU-AM/FM is a radio station located in Logan, Utah, in the the United States. The station broadcasts on 610AM & 102.1 FM, and is popularly known as The ...

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China offers to help Myanmar with water management
Myanmar Times
China has extended an offer to assist Myanmar with a large-scale project to prevent natural disasters, says the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. Chinese ambassador to Myanmar Hong Liang met with Union Minister for Social Welfare ...

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LGBTQ Nation

Tony Perkins: I never said God causes disasters, but He can and does
LGBTQ Nation
“What I have said, which I repeated yesterday in a sermon at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, is that I don't know what was behind this flood or any other natural disaster. However, as a follower of Jesus Christ, I believe the Bible which makes clear ...

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