Latest Natural disaster Stories

FEMA Launches Campaign To Prepare Americans For Natural Disasters
2014-04-29 07:54:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A collaborative campaign has been launched to prepare Americans for natural disasters. The campaign – called “America’s PrepareAthon!” – encourages people around the country to practice preparedness now before the next disaster or national emergency strikes. America’s PrepareAthon! is directed as part of President Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness and is being led by the Federal Emergency...

Natural Disasters Were Rampant In 2013, Creating Widespread Chaos
2014-01-09 10:57:50

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Natural disasters were rampant in 2013, causing wide spread damage, chaos and impacting millions of lives. In a report from CBC News, German insurance company Munich Re, said that there were about 880 major natural disasters around the world in 2013. According to the insurance company 20,000 people’s lives came to a tragic end, which was more than double that of 2012, and with an estimated cost of $125 billion dollars in damage --...

National Science Foundation Awards $32 Million In Hazards Sustainability Grants
2013-10-21 09:08:38

National Science Foundation Scientists will study ways of predicting and responding to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires Sandy: the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season and the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history. Damage estimates from the storm surpass $68 billion, a total exceeded only by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. With Sandy's one-year anniversary--October 29th--on the horizon, how do scientists better...

2013-10-18 23:21:40

Disasters strike without warning and it is important to have a contingency plan in place to deal with them. A water restoration professional explains how. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water and flood damage restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on preparing a family disaster plan. With fires and floods often occurring without warning, it becomes prudent to have a solid contingency plan in...

2012-10-25 04:03:29

When it rains it pours in the words of Dr. Asim Dasgupta. (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 It´s apparent now more than ever that disasters are having a massive impact on the world. Dr. Asim Dasgupta has spent a great deal of his life probing into worldwide disasters and compiling them into his easy-to-read, informative book, Disasters. “Over the years, I have come across natural calamities such as drought, floods, mudslides, landslides, earthquakes and volcanoes,” says Dr....

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.