DRR FRAMEWORK COUNTRIES & REGIONS THEMES & ISSUES HAZARDS PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES
Subscriptions: RSSEmail

Wild Fire

An unplanned, unwanted wildland fire including unauthorized human-caused fires, escaped wildland fire use events, escaped prescribed fire projects, and all other wildland fires where the objective is to put the fire out. source: GFMC

US: The cost of natural disasters - New York Times video

5 Aug 2015, New York Times

Every year, the United States foots a multi-billion dollar bill for the economic and insured losses incurred from natural disasters, reports the New York Times. In 2014, the costs reached $25-billion with certain regions of the country more prone to calamity than others. So what disasters are the most common and how much do they cost? These videos breaks down the natural disasters by region...


Number of wild-fire occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

Find or contribute curricular, extra-curricular and public awareness materials on disaster prevention and school safety for primary, secondary, vocational, community-based education and public awareness.