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Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015

What happened this week?

Panama: Colón, landslides and floods. Several families were affected by heavy rains. More rain in the area is forecasted. The affected received humanitarian aid from authorities... Read More

Colombia: Department of Cundinamarca, wildfires. The fires affecting the municipalities of Tocaima, La Mesa, Sibaté, El Colegio,Quebrada Negra, Nocaima, Nimaima, San Francisco, Guaduas, and Villeta. Environmental authorities warned about emergencies that have been presented due to the severe drought... Read More

Dominica: Floods update. Evacuations possible in Dominica as Tropical depression Grace approaches. Disaster management officials are standby to evacuate residents of low-lying and vulnerable areas as tropical depression Grace approaches the island that is still far from recovering from the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Erika... Read More

Interesting Facts

New model may predict tornadoes months or seasons in advance. A new model may soon forecast tornado activity months or seasons in advanced by predicting how atmospheric conditions during a thunderstorm will affect the risk of a tornado forming... Read More

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

ACS in the greater Caribbean. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Caribbean. The issue of global financing for development is a critical theme in the international development agenda with the most recent United Nations (UN) meeting being the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), which was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia... Read More

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