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Hurricane Katrina – the storm that sunk the NFIP

It's hard to believe, but it's been a decade since Hurricane Katrina roared ashore, causing mass devastation and ...

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Remembering Hurricane Katrina 10 years later

Hurricane Katrina left a lasting impression on me. At the time, I was a graduate student at Texas Tech University ...

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The beginning of urban resilience

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, leading to devastating floods in New Orleans, the storm brought to ...

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Lots to "like" about social media during a disaster

Few who live in the United States and are old enough to recall Hurricane Katrina will ever forget the devastating ...

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Lessons must be learned from hyperbole and hypotheticals

Within the last several weeks, the number of news articles going into dark and scary places has been relatively high ...

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Don't let your first time be your last time

The 2015 annual storm surge report from Core Logic, a firm specializing in global property information and analytics, finds that ...

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San Andreas movie: facts within the fiction

Released on May 29, 2015, the movie San Andreas tells the story of massive earthquakes devastating California as a helicopter ...

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New global view on earthquake risk in CatNET

Compared to other natural hazards, major earthquakes are rare in most parts of the world. But, when they do strike ...

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Hurricane forecast: Out of sight should not mean out of mind

Within the last few days Colorado State University, an institution known for its extended range hurricane forecasts, issued its forecast ...

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Disaster risk reduction: Can we do more?

NHK, Yomiuri and Asahi, all well-known Japanese media recently featured the SR study "Mind the Risk" which ranked Tokyo-Yokohama metropolis ...

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Severe Thunderstorms: A Global and Growing Risk

When you think of severe thunderstorms, you might think of that hail dent in the hood of your car you ...

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No room for complacency

Luckily, in 2014 the world was spared the "major" catastrophes of the magnitude seen in recent years, as the 2014 ...

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Risky cities & disaster resilience – looking at Los Angeles

In my January blog I highlighted urban resilience efforts as a key component to natural catastrophe recovery. Cities across the ...

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