UNDRR – Disasters Displace More People Than Conflict and Violence

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction  (UNDRR) today reports that as climate change intensifies, extreme weather events, such as floods, storms, bushfires and heatwaves are forcing millions from their homes each year. In 2018, disasters displaced 17.2 million people from their homes, 90 per cent fled weather and climate-related hazards. There were 1,600 … More UNDRR – Disasters Displace More People Than Conflict and Violence

PrepTalk Released: Dr Carolyn Kouky’s “Harnessing the Power of Disaster Insurance”

Today, the PrepTalk Partners released Dr Carolyn Kousky’s PrepTalk “Harnessing the Power of Disaster Insurance”. In her PrepTalk, Kousky demonstrates the essential role of insurance in disaster recovery. She explains why not enough people have insurance coverage and offers suggestions for how the public and private sectors can work together to overcome challenges of increasing … More PrepTalk Released: Dr Carolyn Kouky’s “Harnessing the Power of Disaster Insurance”

SABER Helps Communities Back to Business During & After Disasters

In recent years, severe storm surges, flooding, mass power outages and other natural or man-made emergencies and disasters have affected businesses in myriad ways. When these disasters strike, the Homeland Security Enterprise relies on real-time data to effectively help businesses, and in turn, private citizens, recover and get back on their feet. SABER status in … More SABER Helps Communities Back to Business During & After Disasters

UNICEF Appeals for US$10 Million to Support Flood-affected Children in South Sudan

While water levels are continuing to rise, UNICEF in South Sudan launched a flash appeal asking for US$10 million to respond to the most immediate needs of children affected by the floods. Over 900,000 people in South Sudan, including 490,000 children, are in need of urgent assistance. Almost one-fifth of the country, which is the … More UNICEF Appeals for US$10 Million to Support Flood-affected Children in South Sudan

River Thames Flood Defence Scheme Set to Receive £270million Funding

Surrey County Council’s cabinet is set to agree £270 million of funding for long term flood risk management work across Surrey to protect homes and roads. This will include requesting approval from HM Treasury and development of applications for the statutory consents required to enable the construction of the scheme and also includes a contribution … More River Thames Flood Defence Scheme Set to Receive £270million Funding

Government Pledges £62m Flood Funding for Communities in England

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has announced a new round of flood defence investment today for communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England. Thirteen projects across England will benefit from a share of over £62 million, which as well as helping develop existing flood defences, will boost economic regeneration and … More Government Pledges £62m Flood Funding for Communities in England

Canada – Trudeau Announces $11.4 Million in Flood Protection Funding

The climate crisis is driving extreme weather events in communities from coast to coast to coast. As these events become more frequent, more severe, and more damaging, they threaten our health and safety and disrupt local economies. With three major floods over the past 11 years, residents in Fredericton and the surrounding area have faced the … More Canada – Trudeau Announces $11.4 Million in Flood Protection Funding

Heavy Monsoon Flooding Affects 1000’s

Monsoon Season has arrived again with heavy monsoon flooding affecting many countries. The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) “Daily Flash”lists 5 countries today that are affected:- China Heavy rainfall affected 15,800 people in 7 cities and counties in the north-west region. Flash floods in Hubei Province resulted in 9 deaths and 4 are … More Heavy Monsoon Flooding Affects 1000’s

ACT Alliance Regional Alert: South Asia Floods

More than 12 million people are affected by heavy rains, landslides and flooding brought about by monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. Myanmar has also been affected. Some areas are still inaccessible because of the floods and landslides. There are about 152 deaths across the region. India has more than 10 million people affected … More ACT Alliance Regional Alert: South Asia Floods

President Donald J. Trump Approves Oklahoma Disaster Declaration

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Oklahoma and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of April 30 to May 1, 2019. Federal funding is available to … More President Donald J. Trump Approves Oklahoma Disaster Declaration