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Our view: Ready for the big one (or a little one) - Editorials

There is a gambler’s chance that in the next half century the Pacific Northwest will suffer the largest-scale natural disaster in North American history.

Scientists put the odds between 20-30 percent that the “big one” will shake sometime in the next 50 years — about the same odds Donald Trump was given to win the presidency and the Cubs were given to win the World Series in 2016. 23 more words


How Refugee Shelter is Different From Conventional One

There is a clear difference between the usual routine outdoor activity shelter needs and the when where one is stranded in a situation faced up with a challenge to fight hard for survival. 291 more words

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Cascadia summit helps communities prepare for disaster

Visitors for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse will be used as a trial run for the influx of Cascadia refugees.

When the Cascadia earthquake devastates the Pacific Northwest, the government has a plan. 38 more words

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Portable toilet used in cyclone response

TopWan community based saniation enterprise have supported families in Teouma Valley, Vanuatu, with an improved toilet and hand-washing facility after they were displaced when Tropical Cyclone Donna damaged their homes.  218 more words


Training Session for Coastal Rebuilding Program

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Sandy Recovery Division is hosting a Training Session about the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation, and Mitigation (RREM) Program and Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) Homeowner Rebuilding Program from 11 a.m. 59 more words


Red Cross Volunteer Offers "Priceless" Service

By Chuck Victor, American Red Cross Volunteer

(Editor’s note: This is one in a series of essays written by volunteers for the American Red Cross in the Northeast Ohio Region) 514 more words


Non-Food Items; Things You Should Not Give To Help Others!

Shocked? Well that’s true, we all are humans and we want to help each other in every possible way. Especially when things are dimmer and a natural disaster has struck. 166 more words

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