Fire and Floods brings Devastation to Australian East Coast

While Queensland firefighters fight 140 fires, many of which are threatening towns in central and northern Queensland, an east coast low is dumping record amounts of rain on central New South Wales. Fires Hundreds of firefighters are fighting fires in…

63,000 People in 85 Villages Impacted by Myanmar Dam Collapse

The Swar creek dam in Myanmar failed last Wednesday unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes in 85 villagers. The disaster highlights safety concerns about dams in Southeast Asia after last…

Does Your Organisation Deserve Recognition for a Flood, Coastal Risk or Resilience Project?

Are you based in the UK and led or been involved in a flood, coastal risk or resilience project that has delivered excellent results or found new and improved ways of working?   The Environment Agency’s Project Excellence Awards are seeking…

When the road is not an option

Help! Flood, landslides or earthquakes destroyed our road. Emergency services need to get through with their appliances to extinguish a fire, to pump potable water, to pump out a dam or to de-water a flooded area or critical assets. That…

Britain calls crisis meeting as floods hit northern England, one killed

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s emergency response committee met on Sunday after prolonged heavy rain caused widespread flooding in northwest England and forced emergency services to evacuate residents from their homes. The meeting was called after storms battered the country overnight,…

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