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Resilience in Planning: A Review of Comprehensive Plans in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina

Resilience in Planning: A Review of Comprehensive Plans in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

This paper analyzes and compares the decisions communities made in rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to determine to what extent post-Katrina comprehensive plans promote resilience based on built environment factors that have been shown to improve social networking, physical safety, and community building.

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Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Powerful earthquake hits off northeastern coastal town of Rabaul, with a tsunami warning issued shortly after.

30 Mar 2015 

A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea and a tsunami warning was issued soon after. 294 more words


Tsunami Warning Issued for Parts of Pacific After Earthquake

(SYDNEY) — A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning for vast swathes of the Pacific and as far north as Russia. 302 more words

Spring is in the Air...Tornado Season Starts a Little Late

Here we are at the final week of March, the amount of disasters has definitely decreased around the world. That is not to say that there were no disasters, there were various disasters that occurred, but they were scattered among different categories. 727 more words


India's Guardians In The Sky

RNSS-1D is the fourth satellite in a planned seven-satellite Indian navigational system. IRNSS, set to be fully operational by mid-2016, will have a critical application for the Indian armed forces.

Read Here – The Indian Express

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After every natural disaster, and every man-made disaster, for that matter, it is common to hear the question, “Why did God do this?” Or, “Why did God allow this to happen?” I think both questions are asked for the same reason. 425 more words


The precious Romanesque carvings at Lincoln Cathedral

John Ruskin once described Lincoln Cathedral as being “out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles.”  Sitting at the summit of the hill that Lincoln is built on, the cathedral occupies a commanding position over the surrounding area.  1,117 more words