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Pakistan floods expose response gaps

IRIN

As Pakistan faces its fourth consecutive year of heavy flooding, relief workers are urging the government to do more to reduce future risks. 'There is a need to take DRR as a developmental issue and to institutionalize it and adopt proactive approach by building the capacity of institutions of and communities.' said Gauhar Iqbal, a spokesman for Plan International...

  • Philippines earthquake drill a good first attempt – international observers

    Rappler

    International observers called Metro Manila's first-ever metrowide earthquake drill on Thursday, July 30, a good first attempt, with all 17 local government units participating in the massive simulation of how disaster officials should respond in the event of a powerful quake striking the metropolis, reports the Rappler...

  • USF researchers find reasons behind increases in urban flooding

    EurekAlert

    While rising sea levels are the main driver for increasing flood risk, storm surges caused by weather patterns that favor high precipitation exacerbates flood potential, says new research paper investigating the increasing risk of 'compound flooding' for major U.S. cities along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts...

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