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2014-09-05 16:22:09

Events in all Five Boroughs Encourage New Yorkers to 'Be Disaster Aware, Make a Plan to Prepare' NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty five percent of New Yorkers do not feel prepared for an emergency, such as a natural disaster, fire, power outage or act of terrorism according to a 2013 survey conducted by the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM). September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and a new public service advertising (PSA) campaign is launching today to...

2014-09-05 12:24:26

ATLANTA, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Benton, Vermillion and Warren counties in Indiana as a result of hail on May 21, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO "These counties...

2014-09-05 12:24:24

ATLANTA, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes in Illinois as a result of hail on May 21, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The disaster declaration includes the following counties in...

2014-09-05 12:22:17

CHICAGO, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, today releases the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during August 2014. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100719/AQ37264LOGO The report reveals that the...

2014-09-05 08:24:42

ATLANTA, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that Sept. 23 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Michigan as a result of drought and cooler than normal temperatures from Aug. 1 through Sept. 28, 2013....

2014-09-05 08:20:13

LONDON, September 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it became compulsory for front seat occupants in a car to wear a seatbelt back in 1983 the number of motorists killed or seriously injured fell by 50%. New technology within cars is always coming out but the brand new automatic braking system could have the same dramatic decrease in accidents that the seat belt did. That is if it's made compulsory on new cars. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140725/698073 )...

2014-09-04 23:10:18

Californians talk about the next "Big One," yet 88% of Californians don't have earthquake insurance, says Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 According to the New York Times, the latest Napa, California earthquake devastated many state residents with expensive damage to their homes and loss of meaningful possessions. While many of those residents have a homeowner’s insurance policy, not enough of them had earthquake coverage. (New York Times, After Napa Jolt,...

2014-09-04 23:03:29

Celebrates Arlington Grand Opening with Donation to Juan Seguin High School Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room opened its new Arlington facility at 7am today. The new facility is located 8020 Matlock Road, Arlington, Texas and is open 24-7. “We have a dedicated, experienced team ready to deliver the highest quality emergency medical care to the Arlington community,” said Dr. McArthur, Facility Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room...

2014-09-04 23:01:31

Tweets sent during last year’s massive flooding on Colorado’s Front Range were able to detail the scope of damage to the area’s infrastructure, according to a recent study by the University of Colorado Boulder. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Tweets sent during last year’s massive flooding on Colorado’s Front Range were able to detail the scope of damage to the area’s infrastructure, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings can help...

2014-09-04 16:22:01

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To assist policymakers, planners and businesses prepare for a wide variety of weather-related emergencies, the Diesel Technology Forum is sponsoring a free webinar on September 18(th) designed to provide a basic understanding of the issues surrounding the use of emergency back-up power systems, technology and fuel choices, operating conditions and incentives to provide critical electrical power....


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Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

Chaitén
2014-08-28 10:38:21

Chaitén is a volcanic caldera that is located in southern Chile that reaches an elevation of 3,681 feet. It is thought that this volcano once held a rhyolite obsidian lava dome that reached 3,156 in height, but this was destroyed after its most recent eruption in 2008. In the past, this volcano has released grey obsidian, which was used by pre-Columbian cultures to make many objects, some of which have been found 250 miles away from the volcano. Chaitén experienced the beginning of a new...

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