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Beijing considers classifying worst smog events as natural disasters

South China Morning Post - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Beijing municipal authorities are mulling whether to classify the city's notorious smog events as “meteorological disasters” along with torrential rain, blizzards and droughts among others, according to draft regulations on natural disaster mitigation ...

How to keep valuables after natural disasters

KSNT (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Just have an idea of what your personal property items are beforehand.” What's considered valuable? Big ticket items like TVs, computers, cell phones and other appliances are great items you'd want replaced in case of a natural disaster. “One of the ...
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NDP wants Alberta ready for climate-related natural disasters

Calgary Sun - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The NDP government warned that Alberta has to be prepared for more frequent and intense natural disasters stemming from climate warming before the massive Fort McMurray wildfire erupted this spring.

7 impressive homes built to resist natural disasters

Inhabitat - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Beach-goers often seek the sand for relaxation, yet the seaside environment can be harsh on buildings. This contrast is present in the design of this Hamptons beach house that was built to evoke peace while also enduring salt corrosion and hurricanes.

Natural disasters in Himalaya to affect Bangladesh

Prothom Alo (English) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
“The adverse effects of climate change in mountains, including natural disasters such as floods, landslides and increased river erosion, have impacts on the downstream,” additional secretary to Bangladesh's environment and forests ministry Nurul Karim ...

5 Surprising Ways Natural Disasters Can Hurt Your Finances

U.S. News & World Report - ‎May 20, 2016‎
You hear it all the time: Be prepared for a natural disaster. Whether fire or flood, tornado or torrential downpour, extreme weather can wreak havoc on a household - especially financially, even if you are insured.

Siblings help each other through natural disasters years apart

Bismarck Tribune - ‎May 25, 2016‎
In the meantime, Phillips came to stay with his sister Kathleen Adams, who also has experienced a natural disaster. During the 1997 flood, her Grand Forks townhome filled with 13 inches of water.
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How Much Do Insurance Companies Profit After a Natural Disaster?

FRONTLINE - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A still from "Business of Disaster," FRONTLINE and NPR's investigation of who profited in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
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Natural Disasters: Managing Risks And Crises Differently

Huffington Post Canada - ‎May 18, 2016‎
First, still too many people are in harm's way when disasters strike. In the 20 years between 1995 and 2015, 90 per cent of recorded major disasters caused by natural hazards were linked to climate and weather including floods, storms, heat waves and ...
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Natural Disasters Already Cost $40 Billion A Year. It Could Get A Lot Worse.

Huffington Post - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Natural disasters now affect over 170 million people every year - up from 60 million just three decades ago. The total cost of destructive storms, floods and droughts has jumped from $14 billion to $40 billion annually.
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Natural disasters, terrorism, corporate espionage biggest threats to businesses: Survey

Firstpost - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Growing threats of terrorism, natural disasters and increasing instances of social unrest have made physical security one of the biggest concerns for corporate India.
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Canada must work to be better-prepared for natural disasters: IBC's Forgeron

Canadian Underwriter - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Canada needs a “thoughtful, sustainable approach” to address losses associated with severe weather, including floods and fires that are expected to become a growing problem in future, Don Forgeron, president and CEO of Insurance Bureau of Canada ...

Little River to host public hearing on losses from natural disasters

Texarkana Gazette - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Little River County will host a public hearing June 10 to discuss ways to reduce loss of life and property losses due to natural disasters, Little River County Judge Mike Cranford said. The hearing will be at 9 a.m. June 13 in the county annex building ...
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BMC to study effect of natural disasters on coastal road

Daily News & Analysis - ‎May 24, 2016‎
To remove all possible concerns raised by citizens, civic activists and environmentalists, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to conduct a study to understand the effect of change in the tidal wave pattern and effect of natural ...
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VN must prepare well for natural disasters

Viet Nam News - ‎May 20, 2016‎
HÀ NỘI - Việt Nam needs to be well-prepared to cope with natural disasters, which have become more fierce and unpredictable in recent years, deputy head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's General Irrigation Department Trần Quang ...
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FireChat to launch natural disaster alerts

Financial Times - ‎May 19, 2016‎
FireChat, an app that connects phones without the internet, is launching alerts to be sent in the event of natural disasters, helping governments, non-governmental organisations and media groups to spread information even when all telecoms and internet ...
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How prepared are local cities to handle a natural disaster like flooding or a wildfire?

News1130 - ‎May 19, 2016‎
As governments are urged to be better prepared for natural disasters, we're looking at what's being done in some local municipalities.
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African Risk Capacity, AfDB to cooperate on natural disasters

Ghana Business News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The ARC, a specialized agency of the African Union for natural disaster planning and response established in 2012, said the MoU which is expected to benefit the Regional Member Countries of the AfDB, represents a major step towards its goal of ...
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Survival pod designed to help people in natural disasters

Metro - ‎May 23, 2016‎
This huge red ball could be the answer to surviving a tsunami, major fire or just about any disaster. The survival pod fits two people and is fitted with harnessed seats, medical kits, air tanks, food and water.

The Power Plant That Could Stave Off a Natural Disaster

Popular Mechanics - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The project has been seven years in the making and has the potential to not only contribute up to 60 percent of Rwanda's electricity, but could also stave off one of the strangest natural disasters on Earth: the limnic eruption. In 1986, Lake Kyos in ...