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Shillong, September 02, 2017: The South West Khasi Hills disaster management authority organised a one-day programme for differently-abled students and teachers of Lynti Jingkyrmen School at the DC office in Mawkyrwat on Thursday.

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Hyderabad, September 08, 2017: ‘Pralay Sahayam’, a conceptualized Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise supported by the TS Government in conjunction with the armed forces and other agencies will be conducted at Hussain Sagar Lake on Sept. 23.

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Guwahati, July 31, 2017: The first battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) conducted a school safety exercise at Arya Vidyapith College in the city recently.

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Srinagar, July 28, 2017: Lauding the role of volunteers in saving people during 2014 floods, he said that “neighbors and friends are first to reach in such situations and it is important to train volunteers from every locality.”

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Kollam, July 27, 2017: It was a special occasion for Kerala when it became the first state to launch a disaster preparedness training programme for persons with disabilities. That was in May 2016. A year after, the state is again in the limelight.

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Kathmandu, July 22, 2017: The Central Natural Disaster Relief Committee chaired by Minister for Home Affairs Janardan Sharma today held a meeting with stakeholder agencies to discuss disaster preparedness, rescue and recovery challenges.

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Port Blair, July 21, 2017: The five-day training programme on “First Aid Fire Fighting & Disaster Preparedness” to sensitize general public held at Fire Service Headquarters concluded on Friday. Altogether, 42 participants from different public sector offices attended the training. Live demonstration on use of different fire extinguishers was done by the participants/general public who were trained during the programme. Mr Shaukat Hussain, Dy.SP (Fire), A&N Islands appreciated the enthusiasm of the participants and appealed them to spread their experience and knowledge which they gain from this training course for keeping the Fire Safety equipment in proper way and its utilization at time of disaster. The participants also appreciated the initiation of Police Fire Service for updating their knowledge to fight in distress situation.

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Srinagar, July 21, 2017: “SDMA though established in April 2007, was not fully constituted as its full time members were yet to be appointed as of July 2016,” reveals CAG report.

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July 21, 2017: District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Rajouri has empanelled 300 youth volunteers as first line of defence of disaster management at village level. A workshop was conducted for volunteers selected for training and capacity building in Phase-I.

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Mumbai: The much-delayed disaster management course of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will be open for citizens from the end of July.

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Mumbai, June 30, 2017: The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) will launch a school safety programme in all schools in the city in first week of July.

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New Delhi, June 30, 2017: A mega mock drill, involving huge numbers of men and machines, was conducted simultaneously at 77 different locations in the national capital today to check preparedness of the official machinery in the event of a high-magnitude earthquake in the city.

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Kohima, June 28, 2017: District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Kohima is organising a Training of Trainers (ToT) on Community First Responder for Kohima district from June 27 to 30 at Indian Red Cross Society Nagaland conference hall here.

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Vijaywada, June 28, 2017: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) 10th Battalion Commandant Sk. Zahid Khan has appealed to the civilians and NCC cadets to undergo training in disaster and after disaster management to minimise human, animal and property losses during calamities.

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Coimbatore, June 28, 2017: Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) conducted a disaster management drill at its Irugur terminal in Coimbatore on Friday. The exercise was to ensure total preparedness in case of any eventuality.

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Mumbai, June 26, 2017: After heavy rains lashed several parts of the city on Saturday night, waterlogging was reported in a few areas. The incident also threw light on the unpreparedness of the BMC's disaster management cell. The cell is not yet ready with its basic rescue kit which the civic officials use while responding to a disaster.

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Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu), June 26, 2017: A consultative meeting on disaster management during the forthcoming South West and North East monsoons was held here on Saturday.

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Yingkiong, June 23, 2017: A meeting to review the disaster preparedness of Upper Siang district keeping in view the prevailing monsoon season was held on Friday. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki. Action plan and strategies required to deal with any type of disaster by ensuring proper stocking & management of food grains, medicines, drinking water, power supply, communication etc were discussed in the meeting.

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With the rainy season hitting the State in a few days, the officers manning the disaster control room asked the people in the disaster- prone areas or in the remote parts of Dehradun district to call up the disaster control room by dialling 0135-2726066 and Toll Free number 1077. They assured that they would act once such calls are made.

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Khonsa, May 23, 2017: Addressing a disaster preparedness meeting in the district, Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha urged all the concerned agencies to gear up with all necessary resources to tackle any type of disaster, adding that the crisis management plan has been prepared to face fire accidents, landslides, floods and earthquakes.

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May 22, 2017: Government departments of the Indian state of Karnataka have reportedly been storing information for over a decade with no backup systems in place.

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Srinagar, May 21, 2017: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review disaster management preparedness for Shri Amarnath Yatra with Deputy Commissioners of Anantnag and Ganderbal, who are the Yatra Officers for the management of the Shri Amarnath Yatra.

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May 20, 2017: Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, reviewed the three-day Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise at Karwar naval base which concluded on Saturday. The exercise, conducted by the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy, required large-scale mobilisation of resources and coordination with various agencies.

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Panaji, May 19, 2017: To ensure better coordination between civil administration and the military immediately after a natural calamity, and efficient disaster relief efforts, the annual joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise was held at Karwarunder the aegis of the Western Naval Command.

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Dehradun, April 16, 2017: The state disaster response force (SDRF) has imparted disaster management training to over 6,400 people in the state. The month-long training drive was conducted in 30 blocks of six disaster vulnerable districts - Bageshwar, Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh, Chamoli, Tehri and Rudraprayag.

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Manila, April 16, 2017: The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) yesterday placed its operation center on blue alert as Tropical Depression Crising headed for landfall in Samar.

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Washington, D.C., April 11, 2017: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $462,000 in available funding to decrease the impact of disasters through cooperative extension programming. Funding is made through NIFA's Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program (SLSNCGP).

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April 08, 2017: The state minister for Natural Disasters Management, Wais Ahmad Barmak, said in parliament on Saturday they are ready to provide emergency assistance to the country’s 34 provinces if the need arises.

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April 09, 2017: Many areas of Afghanistan are affected every year by the seasonal snowfalls, avalanches and heavy rainfalls followed by devastating floods.

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Tokyo, April 10, 2017: Efforts are under way to help veterinary professionals across the country form emergency response teams to protect household pets and livestock in times of disaster including areas where major earthquakes are predicted to occur.

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Nairobi, April 07, 2017: Kenya's lack of capacity to cope with wide-scale disaster has seen thousands of households continue to live precarious lives, especially in light of erratic and drastically changing weather patterns.

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April 06, 2017: Module two of a certificate programme on climate change, which is part of Chitwan district’s 2073-2074 (2016-2017) annual programme, took place in Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal from 15-16 March 2016. The programme was organized by the Chitwan District Coordination Committee (DCC) with technical support from Practical Action and ICIMOD. The 20 government officials who participated in module one of the certificate programme took part in the event.

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If you spot a 176 metre long ship anchored off the Capricorn Coast, never fear, you're not 'seeing things', it's the Australian Army here to help.

In a bid to support the Central Queensland community prepare and recover from major Fitzroy River flooding, the Australian Defence Force has sent Landing Ship Dock HMAS Choules to the region.

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April 04, 2017: Wildfires in California and Alberta, floods in Louisiana, drought and Ebola in Africa and Zika in the Americas and Asia: all reminders of how unprepared we are for the natural catastrophes that accompany climate change and globalization. They are reminders, too, that public and charitable funding for disaster recovery is often inconsistent, inefficient, and insufficient.

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Jaipur, April 03, 2017: In a first-of-its-kind exercise in Rajasthan, the Army has organised a four-week orientation training in disaster relief operations in chemically-contaminated environment for the state SDRF units.

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When large-scale natural disasters strike, authorities often have their hands full with search and rescue operations and damage control.

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April 01, 2017: The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake revealed the weaknesses of Japan’s production system, which relies on supply chain management. Damage to semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics Corp.’s Naka factory in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture, had a ripple effect of production cuts at numerous automobile manufacturers, resulting in a negative impact on the entire economy. The manager of the factory at the time, Takashi Aoyagi, believes that preparing for earthquakes is an obligation for Japanese companies and the whole country should tackle the issue. The following is an excerpt from an interview by The Yomiuri Shimbun.

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March 29, 2017: Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and ACT Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman today announced more than $5 million in joint funding to help communities in the ACT enhance their resilience to the impacts of natural hazards.

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Itanagar, March 27, 2017: To address the problem of unavailability of field functionaries for disaster management awareness campaigns, the Anjaw District Administration under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner M Riba came up with the innovative idea to conduct disaster management awareness programme by involving trainees of DRC/ DIET, Khupa.

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Ujjain, March 26, 2017: A workshop to deal with disaster was organised jointly by State Disaster Management Institution and district administration on Saturday.

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March 25, 2017: Shizuoka Prefecture on Friday released a revised evacuation plan for local residents in the event of a major accident at Chubu Electric Power Co.’s Hamaoka nuclear power plant in the prefecture.

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Nairobi, March 25, 2017: The Nairobi government said on Friday it is prepared for flooding and disasters, such as collapsed buildings, caused by the long rains.

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March 27, 2017: A crack team of disaster specialists flew into Cairns on Saturday en route to facing the full brunt of Cyclone Debbie’s fury.

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On a barren highway near Packsaddle Roadhouse, about 200 kilometres north of Broken Hill in outback New South Wales, the scene was chaos after a stock truck had 'apparently' crashed into a tourist bus — a high-concept disaster simulation.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 26, 2017: Just in time for severe weather, the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency released a free app to help families prepare for disasters. The app is called Tulsa Ready and it's for Google and Apple devices.

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Islamabad, March 27, 2017: Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Asghar Nawaz appreciated the students for keen interest in the subject of disaster management and expressed the hope that youths would play pivotal role in mitigating disasters both natural and man-made in future.

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March 27, 2017: The key to disaster preparedness is through educational awareness. And that awareness should not only be heard but felt through simulation activities for one to understand how to positively respond.

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Kathmandu, March 24: Nepal has proposed joint military exercises between the Nepal Army and China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) with the focus on disaster management and enhancing the skills of both militaries.

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March 24, 2017: Disaster teams will hold crisis talks today as a tropical cyclone shapes to hit north Queensland by early next week.

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