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A sign warns of tsunami danger zone in front of coastal mountain region.
Research briefs
The coastal zone is home to over a billion people. Rising sea levels are already impacting coastal residents and aggravating existing coastal hazards, such as flooding during high tides and storm surges.
Virginia Tech
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Educational materials
This is a comic for youth and adults to raise awareness on the importance of leaving no one behind in times of COVID-19 during hurricane season. This comic has been designed for the Caribbean, but can be used in other parts of the world.
Research briefs
Social and economic issues from before Hurricane Maria’s landfall were among the top predictors of damage and can be addressed to limit the extent of future disasters.
Conversation Media Group, the
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UNICEF's Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office and CDEMA signed a MoU to co-operate on the development of more resilient communities.
United Nations Children's Fund - The Americas and Caribbean Regional Office
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Cette étude porte sur les changements côtiers et les inondations suite au passage d’un ouragan de catégorie 5 (Irma) les 5 et 6 septembre 2017 sur les îles de Saint-Martin et Saint-Barthélemy aux Antilles. Selon l'étude, les systèmes côtiers ont répondu

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This report was presented as a statement before the Committee on Homeland Security. It discusses, among other things, FEMA’s progress and challenges related to disaster resilience, response, recovery, and workforce management.
Documents and publications
This report addresses challenges elderlies and people with disabilities faced during three sequential hurricanes–Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and how FEMA addressed them, and the extent to which FEMA has implemented its new approach to disability integration.
Documents and publications

This report follows risk-based valuation approaches to map flood zones at 10-squaremeter resolution along all 3,100+ kilometers of U.S. reef-lined shorelines for different storm probabilities to account for the effect of coral reefs in reducing coastal


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