Port Broughton in South Australia, Shores Up its Flood Defences, using DefenCell

A product originally designed to provide protection to military bases in the Middle East is about to defend parts of the foreshore at Port Broughton, South Australia. Andrew Cole, CEO of District Council of Barunga West, sought a coastal protection solution after two storms created damage last year.  Currently there are several coastal protection projects … More Port Broughton in South Australia, Shores Up its Flood Defences, using DefenCell

South Africa to Remain Cautious Following Heavy Rain

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) on Wednesday urged South Africans to be cautious and vigilant following recent heavy winds rainfalls. “Government will continue to endeavour doing everything possible to assist communities, but we urge everyone to be extremely vigilant, especially in the coming days and beyond amid the heavy rains still … More South Africa to Remain Cautious Following Heavy Rain

NASA Commercialized Technology Assists Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

NASA commercialized technology enabled vital bird’s eye views of the Houston disaster areas left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey that helped first in the search and rescue mission and then in damage assessment. The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) detect and avoid technology (DAA) developed and flight tested at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in … More NASA Commercialized Technology Assists Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

FEMA Encourages Residents & Visitors in Hurricanes’ Paths to Prepare Now

WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Maria advances toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and Hurricane Jose approaches the northeastern United States, residents and visitors in potentially affected areas should review their preparations. Always remember, listen to the instructions of state, tribal, territorial, commonwealth, and local officials. As we continue response and recovery operations following Hurricanes Harvey … More FEMA Encourages Residents & Visitors in Hurricanes’ Paths to Prepare Now

J&S Franklin Launch DefenCell Arch at DSEI 17

J&S Franklin have launched DefenCell Arch modular infrastructure protection system at DSEI 17 at ExCel, London. UK J&S Franklin will be exhibiting at DSEI 17, ExCel, London, UK 12th to 15th September Stand No: N9-184   DefenCell Arch is a new lightweight infrastructure protection system which combines the proven modular Arch construction products with the DefenCell MAC … More J&S Franklin Launch DefenCell Arch at DSEI 17

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