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  • floods
  • Second, catastrophe models generate loss estimates resulting from both frequent and rare floods, which could offer governments a basis to weigh the costs and benefits of flood mitigation investments (e.g., structural protections along rivers), regulate land use to reduce property exposure, and determine ways to share flood risk among governments, private stakeholders and homeowners. (springer.com)
  • Even the United States hasn't escaped unscathed, with tornadoes ripping across the heartland and Southeast and floods rising in the mid-Atlantic. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires, can damage asbestos-containing materials in ways that lead to asbestos exposure among first responders and cleanup crews. (asbestos.com)
  • The mosquito population may decline immediately after a hurricane because winds and floods wash away containers that have been breeding sites for the vector. (microbiologics.com)
  • intensity
  • Compounding this existing exposure to natural hazards, climate change is expected to increase the frequency, intensity, and duration of EWEs. (exponent.com)
  • As a result, the intensity of cyclones (hurricanes) is projected to increase by 2-11% globally by 2100 (Knutson et al. (exponent.com)
  • always locations where the intensity of the event is not The passage of hurricane Hugo over Puerto Rico in as severe as in others, a reality that provides refuge to 1989 was a wake-up call to ecologists regarding the organisms experiencing the event. (deepdyve.com)
  • forecast
  • While no hurricane touched the U.S. coastline in 2006, that unusual respite is not likely to be repeated this year, according to a forecast issued by Colorado State University's forecasting team. (ohsonline.com)
  • economic
  • Findings show that annual flood losses could increase by up to 300% under a business-as-usual climate scenario by the end of the century (i.e., no mitigation or adaptation), even without accounting for changes to the built environment that could increase exposure (e.g., no population or economic growth). (springer.com)
  • Extreme disturbance events are Keywords Disturbances Extreme events complex and require disaggregation to improve Hurricanes Landslides Drought Economic collapse understanding of their effects. (deepdyve.com)
  • Orleans
  • There were also widespread criticisms and investigations of the emergency responses from federal, state and local governments, which resulted in the resignations of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director Michael D. Brown and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Eddie Compass . (wikipedia.org)
  • Many other government officials were criticized for their responses, especially New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin , Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco and President George W. Bush . (wikipedia.org)
  • Over 1,000 cases of diarrheal illness were reported by evacuees within three weeks of Hurricane Katrina's landfall in New Orleans in 2005. (microbiologics.com)
  • coastal
  • The significance of the new Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project is not in energy the turbines produce - only 12 megawatts - but in demonstrating how well they hold up under hurricane conditions off the East Coast. (baconsrebellion.com)
  • preparedness
  • So far, as part of my neighborhood unit, I've responded to the plane crash that killed New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle near the East River, directed traffic during a power failure, played the role of 'Rude Evacuee No. 1' in a city hurricane drill, passed out preparedness guides in 11 languages at subway stations and mixed the hot chocolate at a Red Cross evacuation center. (washingtonpost.com)
  • tropical
  • President Obama signed major disaster declarations for Louisiana and Mississippi on Aug. 29 as Isaac, a hurricane now downgraded to a tropical storm, moved slowly to the northwest across Louisiana. (ohsonline.com)
  • In particular, extreme tropical cyclones pose challenges when assessing the future value of investments, evaluating the exposure of existing assets, and developing informed business strategies. (exponent.com)
  • flood
  • Exposure rises most rapidly in developing countries, as development moves increasingly into areas of high and rising flood risk," said Allianz. (businessinsurance.com)
  • peak
  • The CSPS suggests that the return period of Hurricane Sandy's peak water level is 103 years (95% confidence interval 38-452 years), significantly lower than previously published return periods. (springer.com)
  • losses
  • These extreme events have historically accounted for 48% of hurricane-related losses in the United States (Bender et al. (exponent.com)
  • growth
  • A A A Long term exposure in combination with other types of energy such as Hartman lines, high electromagnetic fields or geological faults can give rise to optimistic abnormal cell growth and cancer. (amazonaws.com)
  • immune
  • It also found that even though kids are getting more vaccines these days, those vaccines contain many fewer of the substances that provoke an immune response. (wamc.org)
  • We know that astronauts suffer from a loss of bone density, weakened muscles, reduced heart function, exposure to radiation, nutrition deficiencies and immune system problems as well as a loss of sleep and psychological problems. (theconversation.com)
  • weather
  • DONG has extensive experience operating in the North Sea, which is known for its harsh weather, but wave and wind conditions off the Mid-Atlantic coast are different. (baconsrebellion.com)
  • From a technical perspective, we're very keen to learn about Mid-Atlantic weather patterns," Francis Slingsby, in charge of DONG's strategic partnerships, told Bacon's Rebellion . (baconsrebellion.com)
  • But now when the wobble has worsened, we are suddenly getting, per CNN, the weather pushing Cat 4 hurricanes into the US. (zetatalk4.com)
  • disaster
  • Shifting strategies but failed response have mutated to an environmental disaster for the Gulf coast, slowing seeping elsewhere too. (oil-price.net)
  • events
  • Large-scale damage to the power infrastructure from hurricanes and high-wind events can have devastating ripple effects on infrastructure, the broader economy, households, communities, and regions. (springer.com)
  • If the exposed ical systems have the capacity to evolve, adapt, system does not respond or exhibits a low level innovate, and develop novelty in response to the response to an event, the event was not extreme to the selective pressure of extreme events. (deepdyve.com)
  • storm
  • CDC's hurricane readiness tips are posted at www.cdc.gov/Features/HurricanePreparedness/ and include preparing emergency supplies in advance, heeding evacuation orders, how to get through the storm as safely as possible if ordered not to evacuate, and protecting pets. (ohsonline.com)
  • emergency response
  • and providing emergency response training. (ohsonline.com)
  • Beatty ME, Phelps S, Rohner C, Weisfuse I (2006) Blackout of 2003: public health effects and emergency response. (springer.com)
  • To get a more ground-level view, I completed the 11-week, 33-hour training for New York City's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the civilian auxiliary force that helps the authorities during emergencies. (washingtonpost.com)