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Joseph Bean

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Name: Joseph Bean
Date registered: October 5, 2011
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Latest posts

  1. Hazard Highlights — March 31, 2017
  2. Hazard Highlights — March 9, 2017
  3. Hazard Highlights — January 12, 2017
  4. Hazard Highlights — July 28, 2016
  5. Hazard Highlights — July 21, 2016

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Hazard Highlights


Lingering Hazards Worldwide Include Flooding Some hazards come and go very rapidly. Minor earthquakes, for example, may be felt for seconds and remembered for minutes. Most storms and cyclones, even the relatively damaging ones, tend to come and go in days. Then there are the other hazards, ones that build up over time, remain threatening …

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So Amer.

2015 is a Year for the Record Books, 2016 Starts with Floods On January 4, Munich RE, a global reinsurance company that does detailed analyses of loss and damage due to natural hazards, released a review of the impacts of disasters in 2015 (Munich RE). For many, accustomed to only negative references to El Niño, …

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Flooding Continues in Five Countries in Asia Tropical Cyclone Komen formed from a monsoonal storm on July 26 and directly affected Bangladesh, Myanmar, and India before it dissipated on August 2. According to reports from the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS)—a non-profit initiative of a consortium of Action Contre la Faim (ACF), Norwegian Refugee Council, and …

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India Heatwave

Hundreds Die due to Heatwave in India ReliefWeb reports that “At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit).” (ReliefWeb) Unfortunately, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), “we don’t predict any respite from the extreme …

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South Pac.

Cyclones in the South Pacific and Southern Indian Ocean As of 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, (Hawaii Time; Friday, 4 a.m., local time), Tropical Cyclone Bavi had moved away from Australia, weakened significantly, and turned toward Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, where it was expected, according to Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System …

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