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Should a disaster strike, city officials want to be certain residents will be prepared, educated on what to do and have the resources and training to be emergency-ready. To that end, the city, the Berkeley Fire Department and its Community Emergency
The costs have significantly increased,'' Treasurer Mike Baird said. ''There are more events, and as events come, they are more expensive.'' He did not want to draw a link with climate change, but said the trend demands a rethink of how the
A new insurance scheme in which pre-determined flood thresholds trigger speedy compensation offers hope for poor people in flood-prone Bangladesh, experts say. Floods adversely impact the ability of the poor to earn a livelihood both by destroying
We have advised no further threat exists and it is now safe for people in the affected areas to move around. We would like to see those living in evacuation centres or other safe areas, who can safely do so, return to their homes. We will assess
Andi Eka Sakya said here on Thursday after receiving the Dutch minister. Five institutions will cooperate in the application of climate prediction sciences in agriculture and disaster management. Agricultural Research and Development Agency (
The DeKalb High School Interact Club is partnering with the DeKalb Rotary Club to help victims of natural disasters through international aid organization ShelterBox. For $5 DeKalb High School students can sleep outside DeKalb High School on May 17.
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Red Cross Fiji volunteers for the worst during natural disasters was one of the key objectives of a one-day workshop in Sigatoka over the weekend. Fiji Red Cross Society resource manager Dianne Masih-Reddy said the development workshop was aimed at
At least 27 people have died in a mudslide that devastated Oso, Wash., late last month. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has asked http://www.allvoices.com/
News about Seattle and King County government as well as national politics. Major disaster' designation sought for Snohomish County President Obama should make a major disaster for slide-stricken Snohomish County, which would allow individuals to get