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FEMA introduces a new data visualization tool on FEMA.gov

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is committed to increasing the transparency and accessibility of its data. On Jan. 7, a new interactive tool came online that allows the public to explore currently-available FEMA grant data. The site provides a visual representation...

source: IAEM
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More than one million people have died in the 1,800 magnitude 5+ earthquakes recorded worldwide since 2000. Bridges are the most vulnerable parts of a transport network when earthquakes occur, obstructing emergency response, search and rescue missions and aid delivery, increasing...

source: Homeland Security News Wire

Flooding in Uganda has claimed at least 16 lives, the Red Cross says, as the region reels from weeks of rain. Rescuers have been recovering the bodies of victims swept to their deaths by the flash floods in the western Bundibugyo area, the aid group said.

source: BBC News

At least two people are dead and three others missing after Cyclone Belna hit northwestern Madagascar Monday with high winds and torrential rain. Some 1,400 people in the coastal town of Soalala were left homeless by the storm, which damaged 80% of the town's homes and...

source: The Weather Channel

Less than a day after the volcanic eruption on White Island off New Zealand's north coast, there's been a "strong" magnitude 5.3 earthquake near Gisborne on country's North Island. The shallow quake struck just before 1 pm local time, according to information from national...

source: 7News

Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, mostly children at a school, officials said Saturday. A flash flood with mud and debris from landslides struck Mandailing Natal district in North Sumatra...

source: The Associated Press via Denton Daily

Dozens of fires will burn across Australia for weeks, fire authorities say, including a “mega-fire”, already the size of greater Sydney, that is too big to put out. At 6am on Sunday there were 96 bush and grass...

source: The Guardian


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