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Friday, September 4, 2015

September 4, 2015

What happened this week?

Dominica: The Government of Dominica has declared nine (9) Special Disaster Areas. 709 persons confirmed evacuated from Petit Savanne, Dublique has been evacuated, 405 persons in 8 shelters, 271 houses damaged or destroyed (217 in Petit Savanne and 54 in rest of country) As of September 2nd, 2015, the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has confirmed 11 dead and 24 reportedly missing, 574 persons homeless. Several communities remain cut off as a result of damage to roadways and brides, clearing process in is ongoing. 3 hospitals and 43 health centres are operational... Read More

Mexico: Matamoros, State of Tamaulipas. Floods. Two persons died, and nearly 200 colonies were affected due to strong rains, there are possibilities of more rain. The population was alerted to take preventive measures. 700 officials are working in coordination with personnel of the National Defense Office... Read More

Panama: Floods. Heavy rains flooded several houses and six families were affected. The storms will continue over Colón and Cuna Yala... Read More

Brazil: Santa Catarina, State of Emergency in three municipalities Arabutã,Flor do Sertão and Passos Mai, due to heavy rains, floods and tornadoes... Read More

United States of America: Idaho. Wildfire. “Tepee Springs fire”. Mandatory evacuation of 413 people (60 displaced); 300 homes threatened; 78,130 acres burned and 25 percent contained. Also potential impacts to critical public infrastructure to include roads, bridges, cell towers, radio towers, power distribution lines, water, sewer and various local businesses in the area... Read More

Interesting Facts

Nearly half of Americans live in areas prone to earthquakes, study says. Research released by the U.S. Geological Survey indicates nearly half of Americans live in earthquake-prone areas.The new exposure estimate is nearly double the previous 2006 estimate, based on population growth and advances in science... Read More

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

USGS allots $4 million to develop earthquake early warning system. Shakealert system would give oregonians more time to get to safety during earthquake... Read More

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