Updates

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Mr. Yasuo Fukuda called on Asia-Pacific nations to jointly build a network to better prepare for disasters and pandemics....
PAHO/WHO has developed new state-of-the-art wind hazard maps for Caribbean islands and nearby coastal areas of Central and South America...
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WMO stresses the urgent need for improving coordinated storm-surge advisory systems in the Gulf of Bengal and other parts of the world that at are risk of tropical cyclones...
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Environmental degradation is a key factor turning extreme weather events into natural disasters, a new WWF report has found....
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With the number of disasters that take place in India’s neighbouring countries, there is a great need for contingency planning on India’s part...
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Destruction of mangroves has exposed coastal communities to cyclone....
A Chengdu city government official said schools were allowed to resume classes after building inspections were carried out....
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Earthquake experts say the collapsed schools may be a sign of poor construction despite adequate building codes....
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Loss of life could have been significantly reduced using known methods for designing or retrofitting structures...
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Despite the history of quakes in the region, many of the buildings, which included at least eight schools, had not been reinforced....