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Thursday, July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

What happened this week?

Additional tornado paths found, totaling 3 tornadoes. The National Weather Service announced that two tornado paths were found from severe storms that hit Indiana... Read More

Flooding closes highways in Manitoba, Saskatchewan. Heavy rain has closed highways and forced dozens of communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to declare a state of emergency... Read More

Bolivia Earthquake: Terremoto Strikes East of La Paz. A Bolivia earthquake has struck east of La Paz. The Bolivia earthquake today June 27, 2014 began in the morning hours. Damage assessment is pending... Read More

Earthquakes rock Arizona and New Mexico. Earthquakes of 5.2 and 3.5 magnitude shook one and a half million people in Arizona and New Mexico Saturday at 11 p.m... Read More

Interesting Facts

Areas hit by tornadoes so far this year. It's interesting to see which areas of USA were most heavily affected by the couple of tornado outbreaks we've seen over the past six months.... Read More

Hurricane Exercise Demonstrates Advances in Disaster Response Technology. A mapping technology known as GeoSHAPE, which has been designed to transform the way government and nongovernmental organizations collaborate on collecting, curating and sharing geospatial data during disaster response and humanitarian relief efforts... Read More

Rail warning system “ears” can hear landslide. Electronic “ears” have been installed along one of most landslide-prone train lines in a pioneering project that could protect rail tracks and roads...  Read More

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Better early warning systems in flood prone Bangladesh. Deliver a system that uses mobile SMS technology to collect and send data automatically – dramatically shortening the time required to update the central register, as well as improving the quality of information... Read More

Building climate and disaster-resilient communities and economies: How the insurance industry and governments can work together more effectively. A ground-breaking alliance between the United Nations and insurance companies from across the globe launched a drive to tackle natural disaster risk by identifying the most effective measures to combat disasters and helping communities implement them... Read More

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