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Between 1995 and 2015, floods have affected the largest number of people, negatively impacting the lives of 2.3 billion (65% of the world population). During the same time period, drought affected 26% of the global population. Storms, similarly ...and more »
How Redlands, Calif., is Making Sure it's Ready for Disasters - Government Technology
Members of the county VOAD are deployed to assist following disasters throughout the county, including the numerous fires as well as the Elementary School shooting and the terrorist attack in San Bernardino. by Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts, Calif.
What you need to know before returning to tourist sites after disasters - Washington Post
Bad things can happen to good places. Like New Orleans, a city forever changed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Or Alabama's Gulf Coast, peppered by oil pellets after the Deepwater Horizon spill seven years ago. Or Colorado's Royal Gorge Bridge, which was ...
Workshop helping homeowners be better prepared for disasters - WIFR
FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) – After recent floods, some homeowners across the Stateline are now realizing they weren't as prepared as they could have been. FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport hosts disaster preparedness workshops today to inform ...
How Michigan works to prevent fair ride disasters - WOODTV.com
PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Wednesday's deadly carnival ride disaster at the Ohio State Fair underlines the potential dangers of traveling summer amusement parks. “I'm just hoping that they really double-check things more,” said Jackie Boss of ...and more »
50 schools to be prepared for tackling disasters - Times of India
Of those surveyed for the study, 93% had no idea if there was a disaster management plan in their child's school and nearly the whole surveyed population did not know of a disaster helpline number. In Delhi, most parents were only concerned about road ...
PRESS RELEASE: Partnerships essential to building regional resilience to disasters - St. Lucia News Online
The importance of partnerships in building a more resilient region against the impact of disasters was the highlight at the official launch ceremony of the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM10). The launch was held on ...and more »
What It's Like Living in the Land of Natural Disasters - WIRED
Indonesia is a gorgeous archipelago of 13,700 islands dotting the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It's also incredibly vulnerable to natural disasters. There are 150 active volcanos, plus countless earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, wildfires, and floods ...
Africa: Insurance for Poor Could Protect the Most Disaster-Vulnerable - Governments - AllAfrica.com
Insurance is an underused way to help save lives in natural disasters and soften their impact on the poorest countries - and it needs to be better understood by governments and aid groups, said insurers, aid experts and government ministers on Thursday.