VIENNA, Austria - This week, heavy snowfall from the worst winter in over 30 years battered parts of Europe, causing fatal avalanches, major traffic and power disruptions and leaving more than 21 p

BANGKOK, Thailand - The popular tourist islands in southern Thailand suffered after tropical storm Pabuk lashed the region with heavy wind and rain.

Megacities are predominantly concentrated along coastlines, making them exposed to a diverse mix of natural hazards. The assessment of climatic hazard risk to cities rarely has captured the multiple interactions that occur in complex urban systems. We present an improved method for urban multi-hazard risk assessment.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Loss Due to Flood and Thunderstorm, 11/12/2018. State-wise details of the losses of lives, property and loss of crops due to floods and thunderstorm during the current year, as reported by the State Governments/ Union Territories, are at Annexure-I. State-wise details of the memoranda submitted to this Ministry and assistance approved from NDRF during the current year are given at Annexure-II. State-wise details of allocation and releases from SDRF and NDRF during the last four years are given in Annexure-III.

The Global Climate Risk Index 2019 analyses to what extent countries and regions have been affected by impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, fl

This 2018 interim report updates and expands upon mitigation measures studied in 2005 by evaluating a broad suite of mitigation measures that can inform decision-making around investments to reduce the impacts of natural hazards.

Torrential rain and gale force winds lashed Australia’s biggest city of Sydney on Wednesday causing commuter chaos, flooding streets, railway stations and homes, grounding flights and leaving hundr

Iraq’s farmlands are declining due to lack of rainfall and depleted soils, a report by the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics has revealed.

Flooding is one of the major natural disasters from a storm event that is prevalent in many countries and greatly affects river morphology, modifying the flora and fauna of a given river environment. As a consequence of climate change, the probability of frequent floods and drought is acute in the near future, posing serious challenges to the water management sector.

This report evaluates total disaster-related economic losses and fatalities between 1998 and 2017. The report finds that between 1998 and 2017, climate-related and geophysical disasters killed 1.3 million people and left a further 4.4 billion injured, homeless, displaced or in need of emergency assistance.

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