Pune: After recent drowning of youths off the Vayri coast in Sindhudurg and Khadakwasla Lake, the state disaster management authorities have decided to review the safety of water bodies in the stat

The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has submitted a report to the state government to this effect.

Dehradun: In a first in the state, mock drills to tackle forest fires were held simultaneously in all 13 districts of Uttarakhand on Thursday.

Government has set a task team comprising experts to assess the country's state of preparedness to earthquakes and the capacity of the Meteorological Services Department to carry out its mandate.

HARARE Zimbabwe (Xinhua) -- China on Friday handed over 1.06 million U.S.

Flooding is assessed as the most important natural hazard in Europe, causing thousands of deaths, affecting millions of people and accounting for large economic losses in the past decade. Little is known about the damage processes associated with extreme rainfall in cities, due to a lack of accurate, comparable and consistent damage data. The objective of this study is to investigate the impacts of extreme rainfall on residential buildings and how affected households coped with these impacts in terms of precautionary and emergency actions.

Developing countries are disproportionately affected by the rising trend of losses from climate-related extreme events. These losses are projected to continue to increase in future, driven by climate change and the accumulation of people and assets in high-risk areas.

The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre has revealed a new and innovative mechanism which will help at-risk communities predict and prepare for flood risks, and help mobilize resources to support

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- The Kenya Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Tuesday appealed for 25 million U.S.

Countries in East Africa in conjunction with their multilateral partners must invest in vibrant early warning systems to enhance their response to recurrent droughts, a senior UN environment offici

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