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Australia: Victorians face increased bushfire fears as phone problems unfixed

20 Nov 2014, Shanghai Daily

Mobile phone blackspots in Australian bushfire-prone regions, such as Victoria, will remain unfixed in the near future despite an Australian government program set up to improve coverage. Local citizens are worried that early warnings would not reach them on time...


National Platform

Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1992 7,000,000
Extreme temp. 1993 3,000,500
Storm 1994 2,500,104
Extreme temp. 1994 1,000,034
Extreme temp. 1995 500,100
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.


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