Category Archives: Disasters

Glass buildings have been singled out as climate disasters. Can they be reformed?

They have become perhaps the most emblematic hallmarks of the fast-rising vertical metropolis of the 21st century: soaring towers, both offices and condominiums, draped in sheets of glass of varying hues, their gleaming facades sometimes punctuated by cursory balconies or, in other cases, sheer and implacable. While the “glass curtain wall” – so-called because it […]

WATCH NOW: ‘Old Friends, Charlie’ Lombardo suffered disasters | Mason City & North Iowa

“Old Friends, Charlie” persevered through disasters that leveled his home, killed his wife and ruined three business locations. Charlie Lombardo known as “Old Friends, Charlie,” was the owner/operator of the “Yellow Spot” fruit and confectionary store opened in 1885 in downtown Mason City. His stores were named Yellow Spot after his second location, a bright […]

Bill to prevent retail shutdowns in disasters passes Pennsylvania House

BEFORE. STATE REPUBLICAN LEADERS HAVE RELEASED A SURVEY WHICH THEY SAY MAKES CLEAR GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS AND MANDATES CONTINUE TO IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA’S ECONOMIC RESURGENCE. THROUGH THE SURVEY, MORE THAN 900 BUSINESS OWNERS SHARED THEIR EXPERIENCES AND OFFERED FEEDBACK ADVICE, AND IDEAS. >> THIS IS A 42 PAGE REPORT, BUT I CAN EASILY SUM UP THE REPORT […]

World’s most advanced weather supercomputer will help predict natural disasters

The UK Meteorological Office has announced a new deal with Microsoft to build the world’s “most advanced” weather and climate supercomputer. According to a Microsoft blog post, the new supercomputer will help improve the accuracy of everyday weather forecasting, but also provide advanced warning of extreme weather events.  The Met Office will also utilize additional […]

Bill to prevent retail shutdowns in disasters passes House | News, Sports, Jobs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania state House on Wednesday gave divided approval to a Republican-sponsored bill to let many retail stores remain open during a declared state of disaster emergency, which backers said would safely prevent smaller businesses from going broke. The chamber voted 117-84 to allow retailers to be open if […]

FACTBOX-Major submarine disasters | Headlines

The Indonesian Navy is searching for its submarine KRI Nanggala-402 after it lost contact with the vessel in waters off Bali on Wednesday. Here are some other notable submarine accidents: Losharik fire In July 2019, a fire onboard the nuclear-powered Russian deepwater research submarine Losharik killed 14 crewmembers. Five of those onboard survived, according to […]

Sinking feeling: List of major submarine disasters – World

The Indonesian Navy (TNI) is searching for its submarine KRI Nanggala-402 after it lost contact with the vessel in waters off Bali on Wednesday. Here are some other notable submarine accidents: Losharik fire In July 2019, a fire onboard the nuclear-powered Russian deepwater research submarine Losharik killed 14 crewmembers. Five of those onboard survived, according […]

Dominica’s Vulnerable Risk Fund Will Ensure Island is Self-Reliant in the Event of Natural Disasters

LONDON, April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — During a government programme on Sunday, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit spoke to local journalists on the Commonwealth of Dominica’s economic growth. According to Prime Minister Skerrit, while the nation’s economy is improving after the downturn of the coronavirus, it is important to put the island’s financial system into context, […]

FACTBOX-Major submarine disasters | Reuters

April 22 (Reuters) – The Indonesian Navy is searching for its submarine KRI Nanggala-402 after it lost contact with the vessel in waters off Bali on Wednesday. Here are some other notable submarine accidents: Losharik fire In July 2019, a fire onboard the nuclear-powered Russian deepwater research submarine Losharik killed 14 crewmembers. Five of those […]

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