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Gender Counts in the Aftermath of Disaster - Inter Press Service

Gender Counts in the Aftermath of Disaster - Inter Press Service | Natural disasters | Scoop.it
The rise in natural disasters in the Caribbean due to climate change has led to increased suffering for both men and women, much of it as a consequence of (Men likelier to suffer physical harm in natural disasters but women die in greater numbers.
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 The rise in natural disasters in the Caribbean due to climate change has led to increased suffering for both men and women, much of it as a consequence of socially constructed roles based on gender, experts say. So although women typically suffer more during natural disasters, gender policies that specifically focus on helping men when disasters strike are also needed, according to a disaster management official in the Caribbean. Dr. Asha Kambon said ,Men may be more likely to suffer physical harm in a natural disaster, she also said that women are not as prone to risk-taking as men. 

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Natural disasters caused global losses of $192 billion in 2013

Natural disasters caused global losses of $192 billion in 2013 | Natural disasters | Scoop.it

A total of 259 natural disasters took place in 2013 causing global economic losses of $192 billion (£116 billion).


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A total of 259 natural disasters took place in 2013 causing global economic losses of $192 billion.The single most costly disaster was spring flooding in central Europe, which hit Germany caused economic losses of $22 billion. The most deadly event was Typhoon Haiyan in Asia, which claimed the lives of around 8,000 people with economic losses of $13 billion.
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11-Year-Old Florida Boy's Redesigned Sandbag Could Help Millions During Natural Disasters

11-Year-Old Florida Boy's Redesigned Sandbag Could Help Millions During Natural Disasters | Natural disasters | Scoop.it
Having lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida all his life, 11-year-old Peyton Robertson is well aware of the havoc caused by hurricanes.

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An 11 year old could have just saved millions of lives. Peyton Robertson redesigned a sandbag to help keep things from flying around everywhere. He and his science mentor from 3m worked together to make this invention.

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The Economic Cost of Natural Disasters

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Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) –- In today's "Global Outlook," Bloomberg's Mia Saini takes a look at the cost of natural disasters on Bloomberg Television's "On The Move Asia." (Source: Bloomberg) (How much do natural disasters cost the economy?
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The average destruction of a natural disaster is to be worth from five billion to ten billion dollars in construction. In August New Zealand was struck by and earthquake and the losses were 1.2 billion dollars. In the past two months, there have been three earthquakes estimating a total of 22 million dollars. Also, in Europe, there was a major hailstorm estimating from 2 billion to 2.7 billion.

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Check out Disaster Preparedness Gaming on Millennial Trains Project

Check out Disaster Preparedness Gaming on Millennial Trains Project | Natural disasters | Scoop.it
Design a disaster preparedness adventure game that can be used across the country to increase community resilience.
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A few years ago, the millennial trains project produced a Zombie Apocalypse Disaster Preparedness game in San Francisco. they armed players with nerf guns and challenged them to run around the city completing missions they received on their smartphones. Some of the missions were ridiculous (zombie brain bashing target practice with... piñatas), but most were designed to foster basic disaster skills (learn how to bandage a burn wound, learn how to pack a survival kit, memorize emergency radio stations & plan evacuation routes). they also hired actors dressed as zombies to chase them, and the game culminated in a Thriller dancemob at a local park.

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Natural disasters cost $125 billion in 2013 | The Raw Story

Natural disasters cost $125 billion in 2013 | The Raw Story | Natural disasters | Scoop.it
Natural disasters, led by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and flooding in Europe, cost a total of $125 billion (92 billion euros) in 2013, German reinsurance giant Munich Re estimated on Tuesday.
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The total amount of all natural disasters last year equals out to about $125 billion dollars or 92 billion euros. The average for the past 10 years is $184 billion dollars. The most devastating was Super Typoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The biggest one in the US was the tornados in Oklahoma City which was $3.1 billion

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Preparing For a Natural Disaster - WISH

Preparing For a Natural Disaster - WISH | Natural disasters | Scoop.it
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No matter what part of the country you call home, odds are, it's only a matter of time before a natural disaster hits your area. Mother Nature doesn't discriminate; her wrath affects all Americans.
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No matter where you live, your city will get hit by a natural disasters. Natural disasters cost a lot to clean up and fix your town. You can never predict when a natural disaster will occur. Natural disasters can change people's lives.

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Why girls are 14 times more likely to die in a natural disaster - Toronto Star

Why girls are 14 times more likely to die in a natural disaster - Toronto Star | Natural disasters | Scoop.it
Why girls are 14 times more likely to die in a natural disaster Toronto Star The report, titled “In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent Girls and Disasters,” found that not only are girls less likely to be rescued than their brothers, they are also fed...
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The Toranto star reported that girls are 14 times more likely than boys to die in a natural disaster. In 2004, the Indian Ocean  tsunami killed four times as many women as men. There has been little evidence about this subject. When planning for natural disasters, people await to help women more now that they know this fact. 

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