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‘It’s connected to you’: Shared causes fuel surge in disasters

* Seemingly unrelated crises share common roots, researchers say * Tackling underlying causes could reduce a broad range of risks * Key issues include climate change, economic rules, nationalism By Laurie Goering LONDON, Sept 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When powerful Cyclone Amphan roared into the low-lying coastal Sundarbans region of Bangladesh and India […]

How 9/11 prompted the DC region to improve its emergency preparedness

Following the attacks on 9/11, the D.C. region has continued to improve its emergency preparedness between national, state and local authorities. The terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, motivated the D.C. area to sharpen its emergency preparedness, and one local expert said those efforts continue today. The 9:43 a.m. crash of American Airlines Flight 77 […]

Weather-Related Disasters Skyrocketed Fivefold Over Past 50 Years, Says U.N. Weather Agency

Topline The number of weather-related disasters around the world have increased fivefold in the past 50 years and have become more costly but far less lethal, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization published Wednesday, though the U.N. agency warned the disasters will likely become more frequent and severe as a result […]

Weather Disasters Have Become 5 Times As Common, Thanks In Part To Climate Change

Climate change has helped drive a fivefold increase in the number of weather-related disasters in the last 50 years, according to a new report published by the U.N. agency the World Meteorological Organization. About 11,000 disasters were documented between 1970 and 2019 from weather events, water hazards and climate extremes, according to the report. The […]

Region Reacts to NYC disasters | News

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Sept. 12, 2001, in The AJT’s sister newspaper, the Watauga Democrat — one day after the events of Sept. 11. Two hijacked commercial aircraft crashed into the skyline-dominating twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City Tuesday morning. A third hijacked aircraft crashed into […]

Vigilance Will Be The Lesson At The Emergency Preparedness Expo

Yes, even Mainers should prepare for natural disasters. When Hurricane Ida was about to make landfall last week, I immediately started checking in with all my Connecticut and New York friends.  Luckily for me, and more importantly them, they were all fine. Many folks weren’t so lucky. Some 45+ people died in the storm, which […]

Human activity the common link between disasters around the world, says UN report |

The study from the UN University, the academic and research arm of the UN, looks at 10 different disasters that occurred in 2020 and 2021, and finds that, even though they occurred in very different locations and do not initially appear to have much in common, they are, in fact, interconnected. A consequence of human […]

Gordon’s Update – Weather, COVID, Emergency Preparedness Month – Tillamook County Pioneer

By Gordon McCraw, Tillamook County Emergency ManagementTuesday, September 7, 2021, 09:30amWeather Plenty of clouds over the region this morning with some smoke issues over in the valley from around Salem southward causing some air quality issues. The ridge of high pressure that gave us a nice holiday weekend and warmer temperature today will give way […]

White House Asks Congress For Billions In Extra Funds For Natural Disasters, Afghan Refugees

Topline The Biden administration is asking Congress to appropriate billions in additional funding for natural disaster relief and for processing and resettling Afghan refugees as a part of a proposed stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded past a critical budget deadline. US President Joe Biden takes part in a briefing with local leaders […]

Preparing for Natural Disasters – Gifts & Decorative Accessories

As if it wasn’t enough for small business owners to be dealing with the second year of a pandemic, now shops in many states are being hit by natural disasters ranging from flooding to fire and smoke. These events, caused by environmental factors such as storms, floods and droughts, are becoming more common thanks to […]

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