Topic: Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone

Mozambique: Cyclone Idai

Originally shared by IFRC – 26 March 2019  Cyclone Idai made landfall on the evening of 14/15 March, 2019 near the central Mozambican city of Beira. The cyclone -with  maximum sustained winds estimated as between 170 and 190 km/h brought torrential rains to Sofala, Zambezia, Manica, and Inhambane provinces.  Thousands of homes were flattened by the …

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Forecast-based Financing: Effective early actions to reduce flood impacts

Led by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and supported by the German Red Cross, the Bangladesh FbF project is at the forefront of experience with FbF activation and funding delivery in the Asia-Pacific region.  This case study examines the effectiveness of distributing unconditional cash grants to affected people as an early action measure in the …

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Resilience Scan July – September 2017

Resilience: rising to the challenge in coastal regions Coastal areas offer unique opportunities and challenges. The dynamics of the physical processes (from the daily tides to the ever-changing morphology) form the backdrop to some of the world’s most productive and valuable habitats and give rise to distinctive coastal economies and cultures. But they are under …

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Call for Applications: Interdisciplinary Pressure Cooker on Risk Communication at UR2018

Are you interested in risk communication? The 2018 Understanding Risk Forum is hosting an intensive event for interdisciplinary teams to test their innovative, creative, scientific and technological skills to co-develop risk communication solutions to real world challenges facing local decision makers. The “pressure cooker” is aimed at young professionals and students (under 35) and mentors …

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Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety

This guide provides up-to-date, authoritative information that schools can use to develop a comprehensive strategy for addressing natural hazards. It presents information and guidance on: Identifying natural hazards that could potentially impact a school; Making new and existing school buildings safer for children and staff, and more resistant to damage during natural disasters; Planning and preparing …

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Preparing for disaster: preparedness in a flood and cyclone prone community

Research suggests that the perception of a threat, high levels of self-efficacy, and high levels of social connectedness and trust may facilitate engagement in preparatory behaviours for severe weather events. To identify the psychosocial determinants of preparatory behaviours in cyclone- and flood-prone communities, a questionnaire was completed by 275 (103 males, 169 females, three not …

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