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Oklahoma and Texas flooding: 1 dead - CNN.com

“One person was killed after torrential rains caused massive floods in San Marcos, Texas, city emergency management director Ken Bell told reporters Sunday. Bell called the flood damage “catastrophic.” 999 more words

Geographical Areas

The Rise of Alternative Capital

The Rise of Alternative Capital
Source: Insurance Information Institute

A new Insurance Information Institute white paper examines the impact of alternative capital on reinsurance, says I.I.I.

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Business And Economics

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Earthquakes in Britain: a history

The UK is hit by 20 to 30 earthquakes each year which are powerful enough to be felt by people while hundreds of other smaller tremors are recorded by specialist instruments. 196 more words

We will rise again …but not without a changed approach

Nearly  a month after the April 25 earthquake, the aftershocks, which have otherwise become no more than statistics – five today and three yesterday, with the epicenter north of Kathmandu or faraway in Dolkha – continue to be of some concern. 990 more words

Nepal

World Resilience NEWS

Lessons from Nepal

Calamities cannot be prevented. Precautions can, however, reduce their impact. Seismologists say some of the reasons for tremors, earthquakes and floods are unplanned growth of construction especially in higher and hilly terrains, denudation of forests, and habitation in river beds, apart from… 210 more words

EPA Water Security Division:  What’s Going On

Our colleagues at the Water Security Division have provided the following list of recently released tools designed to help the water community be better prepared, better able to respond, and better able to recover from emergencies of all descriptions. 227 more words

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EQ Relief Distribution: Dolakha

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Earthquake Relief