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Friday, August 11, 2017

August 11


Disaster Risk Reduction Across the Americas Discussion Sessions

Dates: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Times: Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. EDT (UTC-4)

In preparation for the Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction Across the Americas Summit, ARSET will be offering recorded webinars and live question and answer sessions for attendees and others interested in disaster response across the Americas. We have listed a number of recorded webinars that we recommend as prerequisites for the discussion. Some materials are available in Spanish and the question and answer sessions will have both Spanish and English language support ... Read more

What happened this week?

Tropical Storm Franklin makes landfall in Mexico(CNN)Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall on the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula late Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Franklin moved inland with maximum sustained winds of about 60 mph ... Read more
Hurricane Franklin Brought Heavy Rain To Mexico (RECAP). Franklin made landfall as a hurricane in eastern Mexico overnight on August 10th and rapidly weakened to a remnant low over the highest terrain Thursday morning ... Read more
Two tornadoes have hit Maryland in two weeks. Is this normal? It turns out all of this tornado activity (in the DC area) isn’t some sort of freak anomaly, but rather par for the course for our region. ... Read more

Interesting Facts

What's the difference between a Tornado Watch and Tornado Warning? (OHIO) WOIO - The National Weather Service encourages people to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building during a tornado watch. ... Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Dutch engineers test 'floating island'. Rising sea levels and increased scarcity of land are forcing tech companies to develop innovative real estate solutions. In the Netherlands, engineers have tested a concept for a "floating mega island"… Read more

Earthquakes, meet North Korean nukes: California's growing portfolio of disaster preparedness. It’s been 30-some years since those aging air raid sirens whined their last-Friday-of-the-month test decibels across Los Angeles. Now there are intercontinental ballistic missile tests out of North Korea, with swaggering threats about sending nuclear warheads to the western United States  Read more

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