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One year on from Hurricane Sandy: Building urban resilience

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the Eastern Seaboard of the US, leaving billions of dollars of damage in its ...

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The Philippines: stories of displacement and resilience

The Philippines battles with high levels of poverty and inequality. The proportion of households living below the official poverty line ...

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Where are all the hurricanes?

Those of us on the US East Coast were less than thrilled to hear in the spring that forecasting institutions ...

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Nat Cat Protection Gap for Jakarta, Indonesia

A recent study by Swiss Re revealed that a 1 in a 100 year earthquake event today may cause a ...

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What makes a community?

August 29th marked the eight year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and while reading the news coverage regarding the storm's anniversary ...

STORY URL: Hurricane Katrina Note From New Orleans: 8 Is Enough
So there we were with a new car, no pets and a cashed out 401K that was to be the only source of funding for the foreseeable future. After the levees failed post Hurricane Katrina, there was nothi...

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Flood fatigue – and why we can't afford it

Over 70% of central Manila is now under water. Schools and businesses have been forced to close, flights have been ...

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Rains and resilience

The arrival of the monsoon season in Asia has brought the first heavy rains to India and China. With those ...

STORY URL: Re thinking | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer

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Liquefaction - a new risk?

On February 22nd 2011 a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the city of Christchurch. From a seismological perspective it was ...

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Earthquakes 'top risk' for Turkey

Exceptional natural circumstances have led to earthquakes being identified as the number one business risk in for Turkish business leaders ...

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Cost of material inputs concern in China

The Lloyd’s Risk Index 2013 is based on a global survey of over 500 C-suite and board level executives ...

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Something you didn't know

"The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade," says the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in a ...

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Ducking a Himalayan Tsunami

Noted Indian environmental activist Sunitha Narain, talks about sustainable development in the Himalayas in light of the recent flash floods ...

STORY URL: Reclaiming the Himalayas
The devastating floods in Uttarakhand underscore the problems in the way development is being undertaken in the Himalayas. Sunita Narain, Director General, C...

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Devastating tornado hits Oklahoma

Here at Swiss Re we are shaken by the devastation caused yesterday by the massive tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Our ...

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If New York can't handle it ...

Elisabeth Champ has volunteered in the wake of disasters in Haiti, Japan and the Philippines. She talks about her experience ...

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Natural Catastrophe risk in Italy

A short violent storm spawned large hail and a powerful tornado in the Emilia Romagna region in Northern Italy near ...

STORY URL: Huge tornado strikes northern Italy
Injuries reported as tornado leaves trail of destruction in northern Italy.

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