Often referred to as the “voice” of the National Weather Service, NOAA Weather Radio is a 24/7 public service that broadcasts weather information from more than 1,000 stations across the United States and many of its territories.
Even with significant global advances in science and infrastructure designed to predict and manage such extreme disasters, many communities still face major societal and economic impacts when these events occur.
What kinds of financial and economic benefits would political entities be able to sustain if there were more investments in appropriate DRR strategies? ESG investing helps shift the mindset from a short-term perspective on disaster impact.
The flood event in July 2021 in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate caused by heavy rainfall is one of the largest flood disasters in Germany for decades. The affected regions and municipalities are now facing immense challenges.
PDC in partnership with twenty-seven countries’ militaries, international nongovernmental organizations, and interagency partners, provided technical assistance and expertise during the world’s largest international maritime exercise.
Coastal communities in three locations along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts saw record high tide flooding last year — a trend that is expected to continue into 2023 and beyond without improved flood defenses, according to NOAA.