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#Natural Disasters

# natural-disasters - Saturday 17 November, 2018

A new EU directive means it will soon be mandatory for people to be sent SMS alerts during terror attacks

The directive was passed in the European parliament earlier this week.

# natural-disasters - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Culture strongly influences how young people cope with natural disasters, study finds

“We found that culture really matters in terms of how adolescents respond to a disaster.”

# natural-disasters - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Donegal flood humanitarian scheme to be rolled out for all natural disasters

The financial assistance payment has been paid out to 138 people in Donegal to date.

# natural-disasters - Monday 16 November, 2015

Facebook explains why safety check was available for Paris but not other 'human disasters'

The feature was created with natural disasters in mind but was activated during the attacks on Paris.

# natural-disasters - Friday 23 October, 2015

Mexico is bracing for the most dangerous hurricane EVER, tonight

The Category 5 Hurricane Patricia is expected to bring 200 mph winds, and potentially catastrophic rainfall.

# natural-disasters - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Fatal flood opens old wounds for an isolated, polygamous sect with a dark past

A divided religious community led by a convicted child abuser lost 12 women and children this week.

# natural-disasters - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Five dead and more than 1 million evacuated from homes in Chile earthquake

Buildings were reported to have swayed as far away as Buenos Aires.

# natural-disasters - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

PHOTOS: Thousands of firefighters battle "monster" California wildfire

13,000 people have been forced from their homes since the enormous wildfire started last week.

# natural-disasters - Monday 13 October, 2014

Column: Women, the elderly, and the disabled are disproportionately hit by natural disasters

Surely powerful natural events like cyclones and tsunamis should be indiscriminate in their destruction? The figures tell a different story.

# natural-disasters - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Forget bomb shelters, 'tsunami survival capsules' could be the new thing in Japan

The spherical capsules are designed to deflect debris strikes.

# natural-disasters - Saturday 6 September, 2014

# natural-disasters - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Opinion: Humanitarian work is intense and all-consuming, but I believe in what I do

Aid work is very full on – you work, live and socialise with your colleagues. But, cheesy as it sounds, I do really believe in what we’re doing here.

# natural-disasters - Saturday 24 May, 2014

# natural-disasters - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless

As a Filipino, I know we’re a resilient nation – but this time the devastation is so great that people are truly desperate. This sort of disaster is simply unprecedented, writes Dr Natasha Reyes.

# natural-disasters - Friday 11 October, 2013

Women and children 14 times more likely to die during disasters

Adolescent girls in disasters are being drastically failed when they are at their most vulnerable, says CEO of Plan Ireland.

# natural-disasters - Friday 10 May, 2013

Ireland ready for natural disaster despite 'budgetary situation'

Defence Minister Alan Shatter is satisfied the Defence Forces is equipped to handle any emergency situations.

# natural-disasters - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Explainer: What is reinsurance, and how does it help cover natural disasters?

With the costs of Hurricane Sandy expected to be at least €20 billion, insurers will be looking to reinsurance companies to cover most of the bill. But what are they?

# natural-disasters - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters

On World Humanitarian Day, Concern Director in Kenya Anne O’Mahony writes from Nairobi on tackling the underlying causes of vulnerability to the worst effects of manmade and natural shocks.

# natural-disasters - Friday 13 January, 2012

Column: Ever wondered why the weather is getting weirder?

Flash flooding in Dublin, gales around the country – it’s happening more often. So what’s going on? John Gibbons has some answers…

# natural-disasters - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Natural disasters mean most expensive year ever for insurance damages

Earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand contributed to almost €300billion in overall economic losses from natural disasters.

# natural-disasters - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011

Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.