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Friday, July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014

What happened this week?

Flood emergency in New Bedford as Hurricane Arthur drenches area. Extreme flooding in New Bedford swamped cars, stranded motorists and prompted the National Weather Service to declare a flood emergency...  Read More

Earthquake slams Mexico, Guatemala. A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America on Monday, killing at least three people while damaging homes, hospitals and churches... Read More

Interesting Facts

Oklahoma earthquake surge tied to energy industry activity -study. A dramatic jump in the number of earthquakes in Oklahoma to a rate never seen there by scientists before, appears to be caused by a small number of wells where wastewater associated with oil and gas production is injected into the ground... Read More

Flood prevention with permeable paving. We can’t do much to stop it raining, but we can change the ways we plan and develop our landscapes to minimise the risk of flooding...Read More

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Regional Encounter (Andean Region-Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) on Good Practices in Disaster Risk Management in the Tourism Sector: The case of Peru. Presentation of a  study on Disaster Risk Management in the Tourism Sector in Peru at the meeting of the Andean Committee for Prevention and Disaster Relief so as to inform public policy with regard to disaster risk management and tourism in the region... Read More

Representatives of agencies for disaster risk management from Latin America and the Caribbean Disaster visit Caral 
An important delegation of representatives from agencies for civil protection and disaster risk management in Latin American and Caribbean countries made a visit to the Sagrada city of Caral to learn about the Andean Cosmovision of disaster risk management..Read More

Strengthening mechanisms of mutual cooperation in the prevention and care of disasters
The Secretary of Disaster Risk Management of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Alberto Bisbal, reported that the Andean Committee for the prevention and attention of disasters (CAPRADE) will raise on the occasion of the next World Humanitarian Summit 2016, whose headquarters are in Turkey, the strengthening of mechanisms for mutual cooperation among countries and promote early warning systems and capacities of knowledge between communities and Nations... Read More

Executive will continue to work, with or without prognosis, in the prevention of the El Niño phenomenon 
The Secretary of Risk Disaster Management of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Alberto Bisbal, assured that the Government will continue to work in the prevention of the possible consequences of El Niño phenomenon in our country. “It is most important that with or without prognosis we work on prevention, since more than 2 years ago, in the improvement of infrastructures and protection,” he said... Read More

Executive strengthens the capacity to respond in the face of natural disasters, giving priority to the most vulnerable population
Rene Cornejo Díaz, President of the Council of Ministers, stated today that the Executive Branch is strengthening the capacity of response to natural phenomena, as well as the implementation of disaster risk management, giving priority to the most vulnerable population with a multi-sectoral vision in the three levels of Government... Read More

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