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2008-08-20 12:00:57

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: AHRQ Public Affairs, +1-301-427-1859, +1-301-427-1855 ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospitals can now identify the most important strengths and weaknesses in their disaster response plans using a new tool from the U.S.

2008-08-19 18:00:43

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Alli Sherman, +1-202-835-7261, alli.sherman@ketchum.com, for Plan for Your Health HARTFORD, Conn., Aug.

2008-08-06 12:00:22

This week's close call with Hurricane Edouard -- the first hurricane in nearly three years to threaten a major U.S. city -- is prompting some businesses to examine their disaster plans.

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2008-07-03 08:46:42

Earth observation satellites have provided vital information to relief workers in Myanmar throughout a particularly long crisis response window following the devastating Cyclone Nargis that hit the country on 2 and 3 May 2008.

2008-05-09 16:37:54

The Myanmar cyclone. The earthquake off the coast of Japan. The Chilean volcano. Has Earth gone bonkers? Not at all. This level of natural activity is normal for Earth, scientists say.

2005-10-24 20:35:20

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, California officials testified on Monday that they were better equipped to deal with disaster than Louisiana, but some said budget cuts had hampered preparedness. The most populous U.S.

2005-10-21 08:17:35

Governments need to stop assuming that death and destruction from natural disasters are inevitable and work more closely with scientists on ways to minimize the damage, a leading scientific group said Thursday.

2005-10-19 12:28:46

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Governments too often ignore risks of natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes and could save lives and billions of dollars with better planning, an international study said on Thursday.

2005-09-08 10:29:01

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Beset by drought, fires and floods, the European Union must work harder to coordinate its response to civil disasters, the European Parliament said on Thursday.

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2005-03-29 14:25:06

While the earthquake in Indonesia and last December's Asian tsunami have focused attention on natural disasters, hundreds of smaller disasters cause widespread devastation every year.


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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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