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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 --...

2013-12-11 08:24:43

--Record low number of natural hazard events; unusual sinkhole activity garners public awareness-- IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLogic(®) (NYSE: CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis detailing the most significant natural disasters that struck the United States in 2013. The report provides an analysis of the impact of hurricane, flood, tornado, wildfire and...

2013-11-10 16:20:36

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps has a team on the ground in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan, which has left widespread devastation, affecting 4.3 million people, including nearly 620,000 who fled their homes. Authorities estimate the death toll from the typhoon, one of the most powerful on record, could exceed 10,000 in the provincial capital of Tacloban alone. Reports still coming in from neighboring islands indicate...

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...

2013-08-07 12:25:21

CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2013 /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 July 2013. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). The report reveals that strong thunderstorms brought record rainfall to the greater Toronto...

2013-05-16 16:22:26

Identifying Natural Hazards Is Only a Part of What the Field Should Do, Analysis Suggests, and Effective Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies Integrate Many Different Experts on Community Level WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters often showcase the worst in human suffering - especially when those disasters strike populations who live in rapidly growing communities in the developing world with poorly enforced or...

2013-01-03 12:22:17

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLogic(®) (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis detailing the most significant natural disasters that struck the United States in 2012. The report provides an analysis of the impact of hurricane, flood, wildfire and tornado events over the course of the year, as well as a summary of potential risk from natural hazards in 2013....

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....

2011-12-30 12:35:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Insurance companies will pay more than $32 billion in claims to help people rebuild homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by natural disasters in 2011, a record year for federal disaster declarations, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). "Catastrophes striking the United States in the first nine months of 2011 caused $32.6 billion in direct insured losses, nearly double the $18.6 billion in catastrophe-caused...