Category: Emergency Management

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Bite size resilience – A masterclass in resilience

Yes, we need technology and infrastructure, but what do we do when you don’t have access to those commodities? It shouldn’t stop you from being resilient.

Severe Typhoon Mangkhut: Signal No 9 raised as Hong Kong braces for waves up to 14m high

Flights cancelled, villagers evacuated from low-lying areas and government emergency response plans activated as Hong Kong digs in for what could be most intense storm on record to ever hit the city.

Hurricanes 101 | National Geographic

Hurricanes are massive storms with deadly force. Find out how they form, and what's being done to better predict their impact.

11 jobs that go into overdrive when a natural disaster strikes

Fortunately, there are people ready to spring into action when storm surges, flooding and high winds threaten.

Why we do not prepare for earthquakes | Steven Eberlein | TEDxPortland

Can a society adapt to a risk that it has never experienced before?

Catastrophic floods may trigger human resettlement away from rivers

The increasing trend of global flood losses has mainly been attributed to the increasing exposure of people and assets due to rising populations in flood-prone areas.

Yes, Antarctica has a fire department

Fire prevention in one of the coldest places on Earth might not sound like the most likely job, but every year the US Antarctic Program recruits a team of fire-fighters to head poleward.

How to help prepare community events for severe weather

Fear of storms at a young age is what drew Ron Bianchi to the study of weather. Today, he helps others ease their fears about the threat of severe weather at community events and festivals.

Raised highway collapses in Italian city of Genoa

Genoa, Italy - Major tourist motorway bridge collapsed during a lightning storm.

Preparing festivals and community events for emergencies

Communities are well aware of the importance of festivals as places to socialize, unwind and spend time with friends and family. Yet they often represent large gatherings of people where safety and security must be a priority.

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