Tag: Natural Disaster

Hawaii highlights how resilience is changing the narrative

As an island state, Hawaii knows all too well the destructive force of our planet, based on past experiences with Hurricanes Iwa (1982) and Iniki (1992) that affected multiple islands.

Volcano erupts on Sulawesi as time runs short to rescue survivors of earthquake and tsunami

A volcano has erupted on the same Indonesian island that is recovering from a devastating tsunami that struck just days ago.

Read all about it – Hurricanes, Disasters and Emergency Management

Catch up on last weeks resilience news and stories with the latest edition of Read all about it! Risk Management, Natural Disasters, Emergency Management and many more.

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.

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.

India floods: Worst floods in 100 years

At least 324 people have been killed in flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala in what local officials say is the worst flooding in 100 years.

Smoke gets in their eyes: British Colombia wildfires to impact air quality for rest of August

Environment Canada's index also shows considerable improvement for some communities.

Harmful bacteria thrived in post-Hurricane Harvey floodwaters

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, bringing more than 50 inches of rain and extreme flooding to the city of Houston.

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