Tag Archives: Mitigation

Safety First!


Children enrolled in school in the United States have been ducking under desks and shielding themselves against earthquakes for decades. Currently the Victory Boulevard School, located in north Hollywood, holds two earthquake drills a month, which is more than their … Continue reading

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Engineers Save More Lives Than Doctors


Recently in Japan, there was an earthquake and a tsunami. Luckily for the people of Japan, buildings have to follow strict regulations. Inside the tall, tall towers of modern Japan hide extra steel bracing, giant rubber pads, and hydraulic shock … Continue reading

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Fast Falling Rains in South Africa


South Africa has experienced heavy rains these summer months, which in turn has caused flooding in 8 of 9 provinces, deeming them “disaster areas.” Over 85 people have lost their lives from the flooding and the death toll continues to … Continue reading

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Severe Floods in Australia Result in Heavy Damage


In early January, the worst flood in years destroyed many homes and businesses in Brisbane, Australia. The storm left 970 people whose homes are no longer existent trying to find temporary shelter. Debris is currently covering streets in the area … Continue reading

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