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Friday, May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

What happened this week?

OAS Representative describes disaster simulation exercise on Nevis as successful
NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MAY 28, 2013) -- The knowledge and technical skills of almost 133 members of the newly trained Community Disaster Response Team from the Sustainable Communities Project, entitled “Building Community Resilience One Community at a Time” were tested through a simulation exercise conducted throughout the island on May 27, 2013... Read more

Copahue Volcano Eruption Imminent
The Copahue volcano located on the border of Chile and Argentina recorded an average of 130 seismic events per hour over the last 24 hours, which has officials worried of that eruption might occur before the evacuation of the Chile side is complete.... Read more

Rivers again on the rise across the Midwest, and heavy rain unlikely to let up soon
ST. LOUIS — Rivers in the nation’s heartland are rising again, and with heavy rain in the forecast, parts of Iowa, Missouri and Illinois are bracing for yet another round of flooding... Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Lima: 92 areas at risk during earthquake
Last year a report by the country’s Civil Defense agency warned that an 8-degree earthquake, or higher, could leave over 51,000 fatalities, and more than 680,000 people injured in Lima and Callao..Read more

Much of Red Cross fund for Sandy aid still unspent; organization says money being used wisely
NEW YORK — Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross still hasn’t spent more than a third of the $303 million it raised to assist victims of the storm, a strategy the organization says will help address needs that weren’t immediately apparent in the disaster’s wake..Read more

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