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  • The Restoration Industry Association Offers Residents Recommendations on What to Do After the Disaster

    As residents begin assessing the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) offers these tips for individuals impacted by the hurricane and cleaning up in the aftermath: Notify your insurance company of the loss. Keep a notebook to track dates and times of conversations with individuals pertaining to your claim. Save receipts for meals, ...


  • UN seeks to restore Haiti’s weather services to prevent further disasters

    With the rainy season and its flood risks due in April and hurricanes shortly after, Haiti urgently needs operational meteorological services to forestall further disasters after last month’s devastating earthquake, the United Nations weather agency reported today. “In order to prevent potential disasters related to the natural hazards, which the country is prone to, the capacity of Haiti to ...


    By United Nations

  • Focus on better water management and ecosystem restoration urgent at UN summit on Disasters

    Tackling disasters such as floods and droughts should focus much more on the sustainable use and restoration of ecosystems such as wetlands, states NGO Wetlands International in the run-up to the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction where governments will conclude a new ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Natural Disasters – Calamity is Not Inevitable

    A ground-breaking alliance between the United Nations and insurance companies from across the globe today launched a drive to tackle natural disaster risk by identifying the most effective measures to combat disasters and helping communities implement them. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Initiative brings together insurers from around ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • SERVPRO(R) Ready Plan Mobile Application Keeps Critical Disaster Recovery and Restoration Information at Property Owners' Fingertips

    For a property owner, a worst-case disaster scenario involving fire or water damage can seem unthinkable and then suddenly become a reality. In the aftermath of a disaster, quick response time by a disaster recovery and restoration specialist can help minimize property damage as well as inventory or home contents loss. To provide home and business owners with a quick and convenient way to call ...


  • Natural disasters in the SouthEast cause EPA to urge caution on restoration activities involving lead-based paint

    Due to recent tornadoes, severe and straight-line winds, storms, and flooding in the Southeastern United States, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 is cautioning homeowners, volunteers, and other workers to take steps to ensure that individuals, especially children, are not at increased risk for lead poisoning, because of clean up and/or repair work. EPA urges pregnant women ...

  • Disaster assistance for Delaware flood victims

    The US Small Business Administration has approved Governor Edward G. Rendell's request for disaster assistance to help people recover from damage caused by severe storms and flooding in Delaware County on 30th September 2010.The disaster declaration also makes assistance available to flooding victims in Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Low-interest loans of up to USD200,000 ...


  • Ocean Conservancy Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Expand its Restoration and Policy Reform Work in the Wake of the BP Oil Disaster

    President and CEO Vikki Spruill and staff announce Commitment on stage with the former President at this year's Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting NEW YORK - Today, Ocean Conservancy announced its formal commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), pledging to expand its restoration and policy reform work in the wake of ...


    By Ocean Conservancy

  • Restoration Environmental Contractors-REC Demolition-REC Disaster successfully completes 9,000 asbestos, demolition, lead, mould/mold and environmental remediation projects

    Since 1989, Restoration Consultants - Restoration Environmental Contractors - REC Demolition has successfully completed over 9,000 environmental remediation, Asbestos, Lead, Mold and Demolition projects throughout Canada, specializing in GREEN - LEED demolition and environmental remediation projects. We provide remediation options tailor-made for each project from the start, whether they are ...

  • Groups Hail Progress On Gulf Restoration

    Gulf Coast restoration advocacy groups lauded the inclusion of the RESTORE Act in today's House-passed Surface Transportation Extension Act. Both the House and Senate have now passed versions of the RESTORE Act, which would dedicate 80 percent of the Clean Water Act fines from BP and the other parties ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Hurricanes Harvey & Irma disaster relief efforts by AppliTek

    In response to Hurricane Harvey & Irma, AppliTek is supporting our customers and friends impacted by Harvey in the Houston and the South Florida areas. To assist our customers whose facilities have been affected, our full team of engineers is at your disposal. Customers can call with our CEO & Vice Presidents on their cell phone numbers anytime. We are committed to restoring the AppliTek ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Disaster relief seeds `should be more diverse`

    African farmers who lose their seeds in floods and droughts could restore their crop biodiversity quicker by trading local seed varieties at markets and through informal social links than by receiving seeds from aid agencies, a study suggests. The genetic diversity of crops allows plant populations to adapt to changing environments and provides the raw materials for crop improvement programmes. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • US$390m available for natural disaster recovery assistance

    Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer has announced US$390 million is available through the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program for landowners and communities to cope with the aftermath of recent floods, fires, drought, tornadoes and other natural disasters. 'USDA employees work shoulder to shoulder with their neighbors at the outset of these emergencies, and remain involved as a member ...

  • Report calls for using ecosystems in disaster prevention

    More research is needed to understand how ecosystems can help reduce disaster risks around the world, according to a report launched in Brussels, Belgium, today. The World Risk Report 2012 says that human development activities have "massively raised the hazard potential". It cites the destruction ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Disaster Planning -- Are You "Ready for Whatever Happens?"

    According to SERVPRO®, a national disaster clean-up leader, Hurricane Isaac was a recent, powerful reminder about the importance of disaster preparedness -- not only for those in the path of the storm, but for homeowners everywhere. "Natural disasters come in different forms, depending on where you live," said Rick Isaacson, Executive Vice President of Servpro Industries, Inc. "For some, ...


  • Waste Management Donates $50,000 to Support Disaster Recovery

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM) has announced a $50,000 contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to support its efforts in response to the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas, and to serve as aid for any future recoveries. Following the most recent storms, Waste Management was among the first on the ground to aid in the recovery. “These tragic events have impacted ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • Ecosystem solutions to cope with Philippine flood disasters

    By Pieter van Eijk Enormous logs float by while we navigate the Agusan river on Mindanao, the second largest island of the Philippines. A silent testimony of decades of ravaging sawmills and chainsaws that denuded most of the archipelago's once virgin hill slopes. The noisy motor of our boat stirs up a deeply brown-coloured mixture of water and sediment. Two decades ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Nevada stormwater flood declared an official disaster

    President Bush has approved Nevada's request for a major disaster declaration for Lyon County. This declaration provides federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe winter storms and flooding. The storms caused a rupture in a levee near the California border that sent water gushing into the town of Fernley. The flood cut off as many as 400 homes and ...

  • Environmental protection vital to reducing natural disaster impact

    Environmental degradation is a key factor turning extreme weather events into natural disasters, a new WWF report has found. Natural Security: Protected Areas and Hazard Mitigation, prepared with environmental research group Equilibrium, examines in detail the impacts of floods in Bangladesh (2000), Mozambique (2000 and 2001) and Europe (2006), heat waves and forest fires in Portugal (2003), an ...

  • Focus on wetlands at the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk of the Americas

    Wetlands should be better managed and restored for their ability to reduce disaster risk, says Wetlands International. To stimulate this, the post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (the Hyogo Framework for Action, to be adopted in 2015 in Japan), should pay increased attention to the key role of wetlands to reduce disaster risk and the need for integrated water resources and wetlands ...


    By Wetlands International

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