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

Raytheon forecasting system updated for Atlantic hurricane season

Enhancements make tropical storm tracking faster, better Raytheon Company delivered updates to its Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System for the current 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, providing meteorologists faster, more accurate forecasting of tropical storms and hurricanes. The improvements include graphical inundation maps that show growing storm surge heights, and improved collaboration capabilities between forecasters and … More Raytheon forecasting system updated for Atlantic hurricane season

Mitigating Effects of Flooding in Manila

Earlier this year, the Philippine government had sought financing for a $500-million flood control project in Metro Manila. According to an article on Inquirer.Net the said project would include “constructing new and modernising existing selected pumping stations and their supporting infrastructure; improving solid waste management practices within the vicinity of drainage systems served by the selected pumping … More Mitigating Effects of Flooding in Manila

Tajikistan Aims to Better Protect People and Property from Natural Disasters and Climate Change

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$50 million from the International Development Association for the Strengthening Critical Infrastructure Against Natural Hazards Project in Tajikistan. The project will strengthen the country’s capacity to prepare for, mitigate and respond to natural disasters. Related investments will help Tajikistan—a country prone to floods, mudslides, and earthquakes, … More Tajikistan Aims to Better Protect People and Property from Natural Disasters and Climate Change

Flood Situation Worsens in India’s State of Assam with over 400,000 People Affected

The monsoon-fed flood in India’s State of Assam has worsened with over 400,000 people being affected across the State. Over 800 villages have been submerged, with Karimganj being the worst hit, where over 159,000 people have been affected by the deluge, followed by Lakhimpur with more than 81,000 people displaced.  Relief camps and control rooms … More Flood Situation Worsens in India’s State of Assam with over 400,000 People Affected

UNICEF warns of increased risk to children of cholera, diarrhoea and malaria in flood prone areas of Nigeria

On 13 June 2017, children play in a flooded street caused by recent rains in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state in north-east Nigeria. Each year, the countries around Lake Chad (Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon) suffer from severe flooding as part of the seasonal rains in the region in June 2017. Many children are at … More UNICEF warns of increased risk to children of cholera, diarrhoea and malaria in flood prone areas of Nigeria

DefenCell MAC® at 2017 Society of Military Engineers (SAME) Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) and Expo

2017 Society of Military Engineers (SAME) Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) and Expo brought together public and private sector professionals from the A/E/C industry and joint engineer community to share ideas, bridge gaps, harness capabilities, and develop solutions to challenges facing national security. The three-day conference closed with over 1,700 attendees covering seven different tracks.  … More DefenCell MAC® at 2017 Society of Military Engineers (SAME) Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) and Expo

Scientists in UK reveal: Floodplains face uncertain future

Experts predict that flooding will worsen unless we act to reverse the damage, as it is revealed that 90% of floodplains no longer exist in their natural state. Ninety percent of floodplains across the country have been so severely changed that they no longer work properly, according to a new report, released today by Co-op … More Scientists in UK reveal: Floodplains face uncertain future