Natural Disasters

THA declares sargassum seaweed a natural disaster
Trinidad & Tobago Express
Director of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, Linford Beckles said the use of heavy equipment will aid in clean-up efforts. “The situation at Speyside is such that the longer the material stays on the beaches it gets even more ...

ABC Online

Suncorp profit jumps despite 'worst year' for natural disasters
ABC Online
Major insurer Suncorp has posted a 55 per cent jump in full-year profit in what the company is calling its "worst year" for weather related natural disasters. Suncorp's net profit after tax (NPAT) came in at $1,133 million, up on last year's profit of ...

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Suncorp lifts profit despite $1b payout
Geelong Advertiser
INSURANCE giant Suncorp has lifted its net profit 55 per cent and will pay a special dividend despite being hit with a billion dollar natural disaster bill. SUNCORP made a net profit of $1.13 billion for the year to June 30, up from $730 million for ...

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Major insurer in $1 billion disaster hit
Insurance Business
“In 2014/2015, Suncorp Group has delivered net profit after tax of $1, 133 million in what can be described as our worst ever year for natural hazards having paid out more than one billion dollars in net claims,” Snowball said in his Group CEO Report.

Workshop to focus on natural disasters
Tahlequah Daily Press
A copy of the Disaster Preparedness Checklist will be available Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. The Cherokee County Oklahoma Home and Community Education Group, Aprons and Lace will be hosting a free Earthquake and other Natural Disasters ...

Drones put to work to avoid natural disasters
When Vermont's first-responders hit the ground after a natural disaster, they could get a big lift from above. Drones can provide a big picture view of the scene, but some researchers believe they can do even more, potentially preventing a disaster ...

Buckeye Lake businesses seek loans not regularly given
The Newark Advocate
A look through the current regions of the United States declared to be in a state of economic disaster by the SBA shows that most of those areas declared in economic injury disaster were affected by natural disasters and major storms. Matthew Young, a ...

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Relief committee formed, road construction begins
The Sangai Express
IMPHAL, Aug 3: In the wake of the disastrous landslide which claimed many lives of Joumol and in view of the possibility of recurrence of such natural disaster, KSO Chandel, KPF and Kuki Chiefs' Association have formed a Natural Disaster Relief Committee.

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The Actuary

'Quietest' first six months for natural disaster costs in nine years
The Actuary
As a result, both economic and insured losses from global natural disasters during the first half of 2015 were below the 10-year (2005-2014) average. The firm's report Global Catastrophe Recap: First Half of 2015 said economic losses during the first ...

EU-Africa: partnering for climate change
ICT Update
The European Union (EU) has launched a new programme called Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Sub-Saharan African Regions, Countries and Communities. It provides 88 million (US$95 million) over the next five years and targets ...

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