The French award-winning Story Map Journal 'My School Underwater' helps young children better understand the dangers of flooding in their communities. The interactive story map includes a video that shows 3D flood scenarios for each school in the community of Alfortville, France, and a map created with Esri ArcGIS that shows how far floodwater could rise and inundate the schools.
African-Americans and other highly vulnerable populations are place-bound; concentrated in disaster-prone areas without the resources to move out of harm’s way. Exposure to and the impacts of disasters are not equally distributed. Lessons from American history should inform the work of disaster planners who care about equity in disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
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National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) members in The Philippines discussed plans and preparations for a magnitude 7.2 earthquake. The possible effects of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Metro Manila and nearby provinces were presented and an overview of contingency plan for an earthquake was outlined.