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Thursday, January 18, 2018

January 12

What happened this week?

Catastrophic mudslides in CaliforniaSouthern Californians can't get a break from nature. First, wildfires scorched a massive area northwest of Los Angeles. Now catastrophic mudslides have swallowed homes and killed at least 15 people. ... Read more

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake triggers tsunami fears in Caribbean. A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands on Tuesday night, shaking the mainland and causing officials to warn people around the region to be alert to the threat of possible tsunami surges. Read more
Interesting Facts

2017 was a hot and disaster-filled year for the United States, NOAA says. The scientists could not say how much of the high costs of this year’s major disasters was due to risks associated specifically with global warming and climate change, and how much was due to the fact that humans tend to live in cities and build vital infrastructure along coasts, rivers and other high-risk zones. ... Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Many in Montecito ignored mudslide warnings — until it was too late. For days, officials advised residents in areas burned by the Thomas fire that a coming storm could bring major mudflows. The McManigals’ neighborhood was under a voluntary evacuation order. ... Read more

Lessons From Delivering Hurricane Harvey Relief: Collaboration Is Key For Disaster Response Efforts. If you're dealing with your first disaster response effort, look for guidance from your partners or like-minded brands with experience. ... Read more

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