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The UK based Met office has announced significant developments in its science and technology capability to provide more precise prediction of where and when extreme rainfall will occur....
Met Office
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A school principal in Sangzao, China, convinced the county government to fund renovation and reinforcement work on his school in the 1990s. The school withstood the recent earthquake....
New York Times, the
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'The advance alert will enable state agencies and the public to prepare for any natural calamity and minimize damage to life and property,' said G. Madhavan Nair, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation...
Times of India, the
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The reinforced safer harbour will provide refuge for up to 400 boats in the event of a natural hazard...
Viet Nam News, Vietnam News Agency
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The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reports on the challenges ahead for the National Emergency Management Agency to implement the disaster prevention act implemented in 1998...
Chosun Ilbo
A new disaster museum could explain to the general public the causes and effects of natural calamities, through a better understanding of the human component of any catastrophic event....
China Daily
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A view from the reinsurance industry on the rising impact of natural hazard related disasters and how it is driving up the cost of disaster relief and reconstruction for the public sector....
Swiss Reinsurance Company
Adaptation to climate change is fundamental to reduce risk and enhance the resilience of the societies, particularly in countries such as Bangladesh, where the population is heavily exposed to natural hazards....
New Nation, the - Ittefaq Group of Publications Limited