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New GAO Report on AI in Natural Hazards Modeling

Recovery Diva

TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT: Artificial Intelligence in Natural Hazard Modeling Severe Storms, Hurricanes, Floods, and Wildfire. Note that the full report is 61 pp. The Diva considers this a must read for people in the emergency management field and expects that this subject will be an important one in 2024.

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Highlights from the Annual Conference of the Natural Hazards Center, July 2023

Recovery Diva

For many of us the annual conference of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado/Boulder was a “must attend” event for many years.

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FEMA Administrator Visits Univ. of CO’s Hazards Center

Recovery Diva

For nearly 50 years, the Natural Hazards Center has played an especially important role in both advancing new disaster research and translating it for practitioners and policymakers.”

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FEMA Updates its National Risk Index

Recovery Diva

Since 2016, FEMA’s Natural Hazards Risk Assessment Program has collaborated with federal, local, and state government and private industry to help illustrate areas in the U.S. most at risk for 18 natural hazards. From the HSDL: FEMA Updates Its National Risk Index FEMA has recently updated its National Risk Index.

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When Buildings Collapse

DisasterDoc

Building collapse is a common phenomenon associated with multiple disasters, including those caused by so-called “natural hazards” such as earthquakes and tsunamis and landslides, as well as “technological hazards” such. The post When Buildings Collapse appeared first on DisasterDoc.

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The United Kingdom's National Risk Register - 2023 Edition

Emergency Planning

The new version presents 89 major hazards and threats that could potentially disrupt life in the United Kingdom and possibly cause casualties and damage. Hence, the risk register largely discusses hazards and threats, not risks sensu stricto. (c) This is particularly important for those hazards associated with climate change.

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Stop Blaming Climate for Disasters

Recovery Diva

Natural hazards such as floods, droughts and heatwaves become disasters as a result of societal vulnerability, that is, a propensity of people, societies and ecosystems to be harmed. Often, people’s social, political and economic status determines the nature of differential and disproportionate impacts1.