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<strong>Natural</strong> <strong>disasters</strong> claim 130 lives each year in <strong>Uttarakhand</strong>

Natural disasters claim 130 lives each year in Uttarakhand

17 Sep 2011

Uttarakhand, an abode blessed with Himalayan peaks, glaciers and dense forests and referred as Land of Gods (Devbhoomi) has transformed into a 'land of disaster'. Each year hundreds of locals fall victim to natural disasters in the hill state.

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Twitter can help gauge damage by <strong>natural</strong> <strong>disasters</strong>, reveals research

Twitter can help gauge damage by natural disasters, reveals research

12 Mar 2016

Hurricane Sandy caused more damage than any other storm in US history, with an economic impact in the region of USD 50,000 million. Hundreds of millions of geo-located tweets making reference to this topic were collected from 50 metropolitan areas in the US.

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  Did you notice? All <strong>disasters</strong> occur on 26th day of month, coincidence or pre-destined!

Did you notice? All disasters occur on 26th day of month, coincidence or pre-destined!

27 Oct 2015

New Delhi: With the high voltage earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude, that jolted Pakistan, Afghanistan and some parts of North India yesterday, once again pointed out towards a very strange coincidence linked to the date 26th. If you look back at the date 26, you will surely come across some strange and shocking connections of natural disasters occurring on the day.

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Fires threaten Canada oil town, Alberta declares emergency

Fires threaten Canada oil town, Alberta declares emergency

05 May 2016

Fort McMurray: Alberta declared a state of emergency as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee.

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Over two million displaced in India due to <strong>natural</strong> <strong>disasters</strong> in 2013

Over two million displaced in India due to natural disasters in 2013

18 Sep 2014

United Nations: About 2.14 million people were displaced in India last year due to natural disasters, according to a United Nations-backed report which said the country was third after the Philippines and China to record the highest levels of displacement in 2013. The report 'Global Estimates 2014: people displaced by disasters' said 22 million people worldwide were displaced in 2013 by disasters sparked largely by earthquakes or climate, almost three times more than by conflict in the same year.

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<strong>Uttarakhand</strong> yet to implement Water Management and Regulatory Act

Uttarakhand yet to implement Water Management and Regulatory Act

28 Jul 2013

Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government is yet to implement its Water Management and Regulatory Act, 2013, which experts claim could mitigate natural disasters.

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Maharashtra government to form 'Apatti Nivaran Fund' to fight <strong>disasters</strong>

Maharashtra government to form 'Apatti Nivaran Fund' to fight disasters

12 Mar 2015

Mumbai: Maharashtra government has decided to create a state sponsored fund on the lines of NDRF (National Disaster Relief Fund) for effectively countering natural disasters, State Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse informed the Legislative Council on Thursday.

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Researchers develop technique to prevent cellular overload during <strong>natural</strong> <strong>disasters</strong>

Researchers develop technique to prevent cellular overload during natural disasters

14 Oct 2013

Toronto: Researchers have developed a new technique that prevents cellular networks from going down during natural disasters.

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International Space Station can help during <strong>natural</strong> <strong>disasters</strong> on Earth

International Space Station can help during natural disasters on Earth

20 Jul 2013

Washington: When natural disasters hit Earth, it is the International Space Station that we call for help. Flying 400 km above the planet and circling it every 90 minutes, the orbiting outpost provides a unique vantage point from which images of Earth can play an important role in helping emergency responders know what areas are most in need during hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires and other natural disasters.

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90 percent <strong>disasters</strong> are weather-related: UN report

90 percent disasters are weather-related: UN report

24 Nov 2015

United Nations: In the past 20 years, 90 percent of major disasters were caused by nearly 6,500 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events, UN Spokesman has said.

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