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

“One Climate-Crisis Disaster is Happening Every Week” UN at London Climate Action Week

Mami Mizutori, the UN secretary-general’s special representative on disaster risk reduction has said that relatively small-scale climate-related disasters are happening “at the rate of one a week”, though most draw little international attention. She told the UK Guardian newspaper in an interview last week, London Climate Action Week, that “lower-impact events” causing death and displacement are occurring much … More “One Climate-Crisis Disaster is Happening Every Week” UN at London Climate Action Week

Eastern Canada Spring Flooding Caused Close to $208 million in Insured Damage

The spring flooding that took place in late April and  May across Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick caused close to $208 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ) Inc. The most common cause of damage was overflowing rivers, which led to road and basement flooding, submerged vehicles and shifted home foundations. … More Eastern Canada Spring Flooding Caused Close to $208 million in Insured Damage

JAIC and DSTA Forge Technology Collaboration Focusing on Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief

Ahead of the Singapore Defence Technology Summit, the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) held a multi-day technology exchange to promote collaboration around Artificial Intelligence (AI), focusing on humanitarian assistance / disaster relief (HA/DR). The Asia-Pacific is prone to natural disasters, such as … More JAIC and DSTA Forge Technology Collaboration Focusing on Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief

NOAA Predicts Near-normal 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

El Nino and warmer-than-average Atlantic help shape this season’s intensity The U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA’s  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. This outlook forecasts a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance of an above-normal season and a 30% … More NOAA Predicts Near-normal 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

UK Gov – Environment Minister Launches Major Hull Flood Alleviation Scheme

Construction of one of the biggest flood defence schemes in the country was officially launched by the Environment Minister in Hull Thursday 16 May 2019 Dr Thérèse Coffey visited the city to mark the start of work on the Environment Agency’s Humber: Hull Frontage Flood Defence Improvements. The £42 million investment in the city will … More UK Gov – Environment Minister Launches Major Hull Flood Alleviation Scheme