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Friday, October 16, 2015

October 16, 2015

What happened this week?

  • Municipality of Ipiranga in the State of Parana: The Ministry of National Integration recognizes the state of emergency due to heavy rains and hail... Read More
  • State of Rio Grande del Sur: The Ministry of National Integration declared an emergency for 26 municipalities due to heavy rains, hail, and flooding... Read More
USA: Hidden Pines fire in Smithville, Texas: Mandatory and voluntary evacuations for 200 people; 9 homes destroyed; 180 homes threatened; 2,500 acres burned and 10 percent contained... Read More

Interesting Facts

Professor engineers material to prevent landslides. Who knew a few plants could save a life? A civil engineering assistant professor, certainly did and he is letting others know how in a new paper on preventing landslides with plants... Read More

'1,000-year' flood: Weather hyperbole or hard science? the "1,000-year" flood terminology it's not political rhetoric or apocalyptic hyperbole. It's actually the preferred term used by climate scientists to describe the math behind the tragic events... Read More

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

International Day for Disaster Reduction: This year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction, celebrated on 13 October, will focus on traditional, indigenous and local knowledge that complement modern science and add to an individual’s and societies’ resilience to disasters... Read More

Developing Flood-Prevention With the World's Largest Man-Made Waves. A new Dutch facility, called Delta Flume, can generate waves up to 15 feet high, it's a way the Dutch have  created about flood prevention... Read More

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