Tropical Storm Irma to Strengthen and Track Across Atlantic This Week

While the Gulf Coast continues to deal with the devastating impacts of Harvey, emergency managers in the United States have another tropical threat to monitor by the name of Irma. Far across the Atlantic, just west of the Cabo Verde Islands, an area of thunderstorms has developed enough circulation to gather tropical storm status and … More Tropical Storm Irma to Strengthen and Track Across Atlantic This Week

Volunteers in Race Against Time to Find Survivors in Sierra Leone Mudslides

Red Cross staff and volunteers are frantically working alongside emergency officials to rescue survivors and assist desperate communities that have lost their homes and loved ones in yesterday’s mudslides in and around the capital Freetown. The most severe mudslides, triggered by three days of heavy rains, occurred yesterday in the coastal suburb of Racecourse on … More Volunteers in Race Against Time to Find Survivors in Sierra Leone Mudslides

Early-Season Storms One Indicator of Active Atlantic Hurricane Season Ahead

Today NOAA issued the scheduled update for its 2017 hurricane season outlook. Forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. The season has the potential to be extremely active, and could be the most active since 2010. Forecasters now say … More Early-Season Storms One Indicator of Active Atlantic Hurricane Season Ahead

Vietnam’s Deputy PM Urges Readiness for Disaster Response

Some 1,768 natural disasters hit Vietnam by July 30, down 203 compared to the same period of last year. However, death toll and the number of people missing amounted to 511 and 145 respectively, up 42 and 45, respectively since the same period last year. Chairing a conference on evaluating natural disaster response in the … More Vietnam’s Deputy PM Urges Readiness for Disaster Response