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An Erupting Volcano In Bali Has Prompted Mass Evacuations And Stranded Thousands Of Travelers — via CNN / UPROXX

After weeks of tell-tale rumbles, Mount Agung is spewing ash clouds over Bali while residents and travelers fear for the worst. The Indonesian resort island saw the volcano erupt at least three times over the course of Saturday night and Sunday. 338 more words

Environment

Fukushima should be ranked LEVEL 10 nuclear disaster (INES scale only goes up to 7) — Plant Worker: We caused the “worst kind” of accident (VIDEO)

Excerpts from Risk Analysis (pdf), Vol. 37, No. 1, 2017 (emphasis added):

  • [T]he cost of the two largest events, Chernobyl and Fukushima (March 2011), is equal to nearly five times the sum of the 173 other events.
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National Security & Terrorism

How Cuba and Puerto Rico responded to their hurricanes — Repeating Islands

Will Grant (BBC) writes about the differences and similarities between Cuba and Puerto Rico’s responses to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, respectively: If Hurricane Irma hitting Cuba and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico had one thing in common it was that – despite ample warning – they seemed to take many by surprise.

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Natural Disasters

Puerto Rico is still a disaster zone — Repeating Islands

Ana Campoy (Quartz) writes that Puerto Rico is still a disaster zone, three weeks after Hurricane Maria: Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico on Sept. 20.

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Natural Disasters

Unrelenting rains

Source: Phnom Penh Post

Provinces nationwide – particularly those along the Cambodia-Thailand border – are likely to experience more flooding as a result of a low-pressure system that is expected to bring rain across the country, according to a forecast from the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology. 155 more words

Cambodia

Natural disaster death toll tops 70

Source: Khmer Times

At least 70 people died and more than 100 people were injured due to natural disasters in the first nine months of this year. 207 more words

Cambodia

Disasters threaten rural women

Source: Khmer Times

Women in rural areas are at greater risk of harm during natural disasters such as floods, a government official has warned.

Speaking at a conference in Siem Reap province, Environment Ministry secretary of state Sabo Ojano said women are more vulnerable because they are expected to care for family members at home and lack access to educational information. 258 more words

Cambodia