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Disaster.net recently launched a unique website designed to help citizens, journalists and governments monitor and prepare for natural disasters that occur worldwide. Phnom Penh, Cambodia (PRWEB) August 11, 2011 Disaster.net recently launched a unique website designed to help citizens, journalists and governments monitor and prepare for natural disasters that occur worldwide.
When earthquake, tsunami, tornado or flood strike, among the most vulnerable group are the elderly.
Information on Japan's March 11 Natural Disaster Updated Regularly on Trusted Reference Site Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 11, 2011 As people around the world focus on the aftermath of the enormous earthquake and deadly tsunami that hit Japan today, they can turn to the trusted reference website Infoplease for details about this natural disaster, what causes these types of events and the repercussions for other countries.
A United Nations-backed research report showed Monday that 2010 was among the worst years on record for natural disasters over the past 20 years, leaving upwards of 300,000 people dead, and countless more injured and/or displaced.
The world's top insurance agency said on Monday that the earthquake in Haiti and floods in Pakistan and China helped make 2010 an exceptional year for natural disasters, killing 295,000 and costing $130 billion.
Amid all the commentary focused on the historic tragedy in Haiti, a tough but important fact has gone virtually unmentioned, according to a nationally recognized expert on disasters at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Some time soon, a powerful earthquake will trigger a massive tsunami that will flood the Pacific Northwest, destroying homes and threatening the lives of tens of thousands of people.
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