Tag: Natural Disaster

Yes, you need a natural disaster emergency plan even if you’re an apartment dweller

Whether it's a blizzard, hurricane or wildfire, apartment dwellers need to have a disaster plan just as homeowners do.

Japan to test disaster warning system for Asia-Pacific region using satellite

The system could be particularly effective in encouraging evacuation and managing relief activities in remote areas such as small islands and mountainous regions

The cost of natural disasters in 2018: US$155 billion

This year was the fourth-costliest on record for the insurance industry despite a drop in total economic losses from natural and man-made catastrophes.

86,000 Kerala youngsters join youth volunteer force to tackle natural disasters

Anyone in the age group of 15 to 30 can join the Kerala Voluntary Youth Action Force, which will be launched on December 19.

A tale of two wildfires: devastation highlights California’s stark divide

Some escaped Malibu by yacht while people fled Paradise on foot. But both cities face a brutal new normal, writes the scholar and urban theorist Mike Davis.

Nepal: Quake survivors can avail six types of soft loan from banks

The National Reconstruction Authority is preparing to launch a comprehensive post-reconstruction rehabilitation programme for earthquake and natural disaster victims.

Why it’s so hard to help pets in natural disasters

We’ve learned a lot about handling animal care and sheltering needs in disasters

It’s time to fix our broken public warning system

"We have to build an emergency management system that is ready to handle the new situation we are dealing with." Rob Lewin, Director, Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management

EU plans mobile terror alerts to counter spread of fake news

Reverse 112 system will aim to help people to stay safe during terror attacks or natural disasters

Phone alerts for terrorist attacks and natural disasters

Europeans will be sent official alerts on their mobile phones if they are near a terrorist attack or natural disaster under an EU plan to reduce the risk of fake news causing chaos.

10 cities around the world destroyed and rebuilt

The First World War cut a swath of destruction across Europe, leaving centuries-old towns and hallowed buildings in ruins. Rebuilding took generations.

Recent natural disasters trigger complaints from disability groups

Why some advocates are expressing alarm that federal emergency response efforts are failing to protect the well-being and civil rights of people with disabilities.

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