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Friday, July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013

What happened this week?

Chantal Weakens to Tropical Wave
The only reported fatality was that of Juan Ramon Rodriguez, a 26-year-old Dominican firefighter, in the community of Maimon, about 50 miles (85 kilometers) north of the capital of Santo Domingo... Read more

60,000 evacuated due to floods in Paraguay
Paraguayan authorities reported that about 60,000 people were evacuated due to the floods produced by the overflow of the Panama and Paraguay rivers... Read more

Interesting Facts

Earthquakes Fast Facts
(CNN) -- Here's what you need to know about earthquakes worldwide... Read more

U.S. earthquake increase tied to disposal well boom
An increasing number of small quakes near deep wastewater wells, used to dispose of industrial fluids used in the "fracking" boom, is raising questions about their use..Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Online climate risk assessment tool for the Caribbean
BELMOPAN, Belize — The Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) says it will launch a seminal on-line support tool in St Lucia on Friday in keeping with the thrust to promote a culture of risk management across the region..Read more

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