Natural Disasters


No. 1 disaster tip: Be prepared
Petaluma Argus Courier
Don't wait for a better moment to stock water, they said. And put aside some nonperishable food, too, as well as blankets, a flashlight and a first-aid kit — the kinds of things that may make the difference in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Or not.

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Heineman warns Nebraskans to be prepared for disasters
KTIV
Whether its flooding, or tornadoes, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman is looking for the state to be prepared. So, he's declared September is Nebraska Preparedness Month. "Emergencies and natural disasters have tested the fabric of our state and our ...

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CBS Local

Napa Valley Vintners Announce $10 Million Donation For Earthquake Disaster ...
CBS Local
Russ Weis, chair of the Napa Valley Vintners Association and the general manager at Silverado Cellars, said the funds would serve the immediate needs of the community affected by the natural disaster and would provide resources and assistance in order ...

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Natural disasters caused $41bn losses in first half of this year
Himalayan Times
ZURICH: Natural disasters caused total economic losses of $41 billion in the first six months of this year, much less than usual, reinsurance group Swiss Re estimated on Wednesday. The figure released by the Zurich-based group — which combines both ...

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New Vision

MUK developing system to track natural disasters
New Vision
RAN is a partnership of 20 universities in 16 countries focused on strengthening the capacities of vulnerable communities to withstand natural and manmade stresses, to broaden and deepen the understanding of resilience, and encouraging development ...

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Reed highlights benefits of legislation to provide disaster relief
The Ripon Advance
Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) recently highlighted the benefits of legislation he introduced to provide tax relief to communities that are forced to rebuild after natural disasters. Reed visited Arc of Yates, a non-profit organization in Penn Yan, N.Y., to tour more than ...

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EDITORIAL: Do not delay
Himalayan Times
Although the Prime Minister-led Central Natural Disaster Relief Committee has received over Rs. 263 million from various individuals and organizations since August 2 the Home Ministry has released only Rs. 89.7 million for the disaster affected areas in 30 ...

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'Natural disasters caused $41b losses in first half'
The Daily Star
Natural disasters caused total economic losses of $41 billion in the first six months of this year, much less than usual, reinsurance group Swiss Re estimated yesterday. The figure released by the Zurich-based group -- which combines both insured and ...



Global IME Bank, IME Group support Rs 2m to PM Disaster Relief Fund
Republica
According to the press statement of the bank, chairman of the bank and group Chandra Prasad Dhakal handed over a check of Rs 2 million to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala for the Prime Minister´s Natural Disaster Relief Fund amid a ceremony held at Prime ...

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The Sofia Globe

EC proposes 47M euro aid package for Italy, Greece, Slovenia and Croatia after ...
The Sofia Globe
European Regional Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn announced on August 27 a proposed aid package worth nearly 47 million euro for Sardinia (Italy), Kefalonia (Ionian Islands, Greece), Slovenia and Croatia after a series of natural disasters struck the ...

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