Category Archives: Disasters

Sendai training foreigners to be leaders in time of disasters

A local tourism association in northeastern Japan held a training session Saturday to prepare some foreign residents in the city to become leaders who can help others from overseas when natural disasters hit the area. The Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association hopes foreign residents with good Japanese language skills will convey information, such as […]

7 dead in French Alps disasters on Bastille Day, Europe News & Top Stories

LYON (AFP) – Seven people, including two paragliders, died in a series of accidents in the French Alps as the country celebrated its Bastille Day holiday, rescue services said Wednesday (July 15). The bodies of a 40-year-old Dutch man and a 30-year-old French woman were found on Tuesday afternoon near the Chapelle de la Gliere, […]

Twitter’s new search prompt will point you towards help during natural disasters

New Delhi: Twitter India on Wednesday launched a dedicated search prompt to help people stay updated with the latest information from authoritative sources around disaster relief and preparedness efforts. Twitter has partnered with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in India to expand its efforts towards handling disaster situations, according to a statement.   The […]

When crises converge: Responding to natural disasters in South Asia during Covid-19 – World

South Asia has been severely impacted by COVID-19 – with more than 20,000 deaths, around one million confirmed cases, and many millions of workers unemployed. The pandemic and the need for social distancing have also constrained the responses to cyclones, floods and other climate-related disasters.Nevertheless, the pandemic also brings opportunities – for directing economic stimulus […]

Disasters displace data as leading SME security concern

According to the latest annual Unisys Security Index, the current top concern for Australians is natural disasters such as flood, hurricane, bushfire or epidemic, with 57 per cent of Australians seriously concerned about this issue, up from 43 per cent in 2019. The next most cited concerns were unauthorised use or access to personal information […]

Chinese Impacted by Disasters Get $1.50; Yangtze River Level Could Submerge First Story of Buildings

Waters on the Yangtze River reached 95 feet, making the water levels the fourth highest in known history, according to data released by the Yangtze River Hydrology Network. The average ground elevation of Wuhan City is around 79 feet, which means the water level in parts of the city could be about the height to […]

Human-made disasters in Turkey’s Black Sea region – Tansu Pişkin

Photos: AA Click to read the article in Turkish In the Black Sea provinces of Rize and Artvin in northeast Turkey, six people died in floods and landslides in two days. These two provinces have other common points along with the land structure, climate and nature: the hydroelectric power plants and dams built in streams […]

Red Deer singer weathers natural disasters to create an upbeat new tune – Red Deer Advocate

She’s watched funnel clouds form over the Prairies, but tornadoes were largely a theoretical concept to Red Deer singer Alecia Aichelle — until one morning last spring. Aichelle woke up in Nashville on March 3 to the news 25 people had been killed and 309 injured by a series of tornadoes that ripped a two-thirds-of-a-mile […]

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