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On the “Road to Resilience”: protecting India's coastal communities against natural disasters

World Bank Group (blog) - ‎22 hours ago‎
Teams from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) have embarked on a 40-day, 10,000-km journey along the entire Indian coastline.

Natural Disasters Natural disasters from outer space

Deutsche Welle - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
... Sarychev volcano, located in the Kuril Islands of Russia, erupted in 2009. Astronauts were able to snap a picture through a hole in the clouds.
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Natural disasters cost PH $1.9B in 2015 - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
The Philippines was among the 10 countries that suffered the most from natural disasters in 2015, according to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

UN Says Natural Disasters Caused 70% Fewer Deaths in 2015

The Libertarian Republic - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Environmentalists have warned global warming would mean more people being killed by natural disasters, but new United Nations data shows deaths from natural disasters declined by 70 percent in 2015 relative to the average number of deaths of the ...

Selectmen Give Thumbs-Up to Natural Disasters Plan that Includes Mitigation for Tsunamis and Earthquakes

Greenwich Free Press - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Warzoha said the plan covers the gamut of natural disasters, from tsunamis to earthquakes, as opposed to man made disasters.
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Suncorp interim profit drops 16pc due to claims from natural disasters

The Australian (subscription) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The fall in profit follows the previously flagged hit from settling natural disaster claims in NSW and Queensland. Revenues over the first half of the financial year slid 8 per cent to $7.8 billion.

Will Singapore face natural disaster this year as predicted by astrologer?

AsiaOne - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
But some experts have pointed out that the country is still exposed to other effects of natural disasters or extreme weather changes in neighbouring countries such as Thailand and Malaysia.

January 2016—A Month of 'Natural Disasters' in Australia - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Hard-hitting weather reports from Australia in January described “out of control” weather, a nation “hammered by severe storms,” “summer catastrophes,” “utter devastation,” “extensive damage,” “system collapse” and bushfire fights that “could continue ...
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Could a new city and a mile-high tower prevent natural disasters in Tokyo?

CityMetric - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Tokyo is a low-lying city with a long stretch of coastline, due to the shape of Tokyo Bay. This means that, thanks to climate change and its accompanying typhoons, earthquakes and floods, parts of the city could be in trouble in coming years.
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January natural disasters cause billion-dollar damages worldwide

Intelligent Insurer - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
According to the firm's Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluated the impact of the natural disaster events occurring worldwide in January 2016, the powerful storm brought prodigious snowfall, high winds, coastal flooding, freezing rain, ice ...

Earthquake should raise awareness about natural disaster preparedness

Alaska Dispatch News - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
For example, if a natural disaster hit your home in the night, knocking out power and causing hazards, would you have an easy way to light your path of escape?
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Red Cross prepares Superior students for natural disasters

Northland's NewsCenter - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Superior, WI ( -- Students in Superior are learning how to be ready if natural disasters strikes. The Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross presented the "Pillowcase Project" to 3rd through 5th graders at Bryant Elementary School on ...

Irwin, Red Cross help victims of natural disasters

The Daily Nonpareil - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Irwin, who retired in 1999 as a senior special agent with the Union Pacific Railroad Police, began working with the American Red Cross and other disaster agencies in 2006. In the years since, he's volunteered to help as many as four times a year, the ...

Europe launches super satellite to monitor natural disasters

The Straits Times - ‎Jan 30, 2016‎
FRANKFURT • Europe has launched the first part of a new space "data highway" that will pave the way for faster monitoring of natural disasters like earthquakes and floods. The first building block of the European Data Relay Satellite (EDRS), the EDRS-A ...
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Chris Christie Says It Took a Natural Disaster for Him to See He Could be President

Mother Jones - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
In a Bedford, New Hampshire, warehouse filled with several hundred supporters, Chris Christie on Saturday morning said that four years ago he was asked to run for president—begged to run for president—by associates, politicos, and funders.
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Catastrophe insurance premium may go up due to increase in natural disasters in India, says Irdai chief

Daily News & Analysis - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Regulator Irda has indicated that the premium in the case of a "catastrophe insurance" may go up in light of a number of natural disasters hitting various parts of the country in the recent past. "The general insurance industry on a whole is not making ...
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Google going to start Public Emergency Alerts about the Natural disasters across India - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
In a bid to make the people get access to the valuable and critical information about the natural disasters, Google going to start public emergency alerts related to floods across India.

Dougherty County approves a plan to wash away risks of natural disasters

WFXL FOX 31 - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
The Dougherty Commissioners voted Monday to approve the resolution of the Albany/Dougherty County Pre-Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan isn't new but has to be regularly updated.

USAG Japan prepares community for natural disasters

Stripes Japan - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Camp Zama community member Demetricus Jefferson participates in a CPR lesson at USAG Japan's "It Takes a Community" forum held Jan. 22 in the Camp Zama Community Club.