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Friday, July 26, 2013

July 26, 2013


Perhaps we need to change the point of reference
by Pablo Gonzalez

Are we not doing more harm than good by promoting 
a framework that is conceived around the Disaster? Should we not lower the threshold from Disaster to Development Objectives? ... Read more

What happened this week?

New Brunswick tornado had winds ranging from 135 to 175 km/h
Environment Canada says winds in a tornado that touched down in the Grand Lake-area of New Brunswick on Saturday moved at speeds of between 135 to 175 kilometres per hour... Read more

Dengue outbreak has killed 26 in Central America
TEGUCIGALPA, July 25, 2013 (AFP) - An unusually potent outbreak of dengue fever has killed 26 people and infected nearly 40,000 more so far this year in Central America, where the mosquito-born illness is endemic... Read more

Interesting Facts

Disaster Preparedness Kit
When preparing a disaster preparedness kit, first plan for the essentials for survival. Think practical first, and think comfortable second... Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Preventing Earthquake Damage
Engineers are confident they can design structures that can withstand earthquakes in New Zealand, the U.S. and other places with similar geotechnical challenges. But first, engineers need to know more about the soil in each area.... Read more

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