Natural Disasters


USDA Designates 2 Counties in Tennessee as Primary Natural Disaster Areas ...
Newsroom America
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Giles and Lawrence counties in Tennessee as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain, flooding, wind and hail that ...

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Aon Reports 2014 Disaster Losses About 50% Than 10 Year Average
ClaimsJournal.com
Insured losses from global natural disasters during the six-month period ending June 30, 2014 reached $22 billion. That compares to $27 billion in the first half of 2013 and is approximately 19 percent below the 10-year average of $27 billion, according to ...

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Practical Money: Make sure your family has a disaster plan
Hanford Sentinel
Even though we can't always predict natural disasters, we can anticipate their likely aftermaths, including property loss, power or water service disruption and scarcity of food and supplies. Sit down with your family and develop a disaster plan. By planning ...

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Unitrends Offers Free Online Disaster Recovery Planning Tool
eWeek
"A lot of companies hear disaster recovery and immediately think of natural disasters such as floods or fires, which can lead to a 'that will never happen to me' mentality," Mark Campbell, Unitrends' chief strategy and technology officer, told eWEEK.

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Aimee Belgard Declares Support for the National Disaster Tax Relief Act
Insurance News Net
Aimee Belgard declared her support for the Natural Disaster Tax Relief Act today, which is sponsored by 15 Republicans, including Congressman Runyan, and 15 Democrats. The bill would provide much-needed relief to the victims of natural disasters ...



Senators Seek Tax Relief for Disaster-Stricken Communities
Insurance News Net
"When natural disasters strike in our state, we all pitch in to help. But, sometimes additional help is needed to get our local communities up and running again," Pryor said. "In conjunction with the disaster assistance funding we've already received this year, ...

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Water shortage in Jamaica is a man-made disaster, not an act of God
Jamaica Observer
THERE is no doubt that the small island developing states of the Caribbean are vulnerable to natural disasters, both in regard to their frequency and severity, in particular hurricanes. Disaster preparedness is therefore an important mitigating factor.

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County designated as disaster area
Park Record
Farmers and ranchers in Summit County are eligible for assistance after the U.S. Department of Agriculture designated Summit County as a natural disaster area due to the ongoing drought. Duchesne, Salt Lake, Utah and Wasatch counties have also been ...

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Survivors of natural disasters connect through dance
WantChinaTimes
The performance by survivors from the village, Taivoan aborigines aged between 14 and 65, deeply touched the 200-plus Yamada townspeople in the audience, who had themselves survived a massive natural disaster in Iwate, the group's leader Wang ...



KARK

Tax Relief Sought for Disaster-Stricken Arkansas Communities
KARK
“When natural disasters strike in our state, we all pitch in to help. But, sometimes additional help is needed to get our local communities up and running again,” Pryor said. “In conjunction with the disaster assistance funding we've already received this year, ...


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