Natural Disaster

north carolina florence rebuilding
September 21, 2018

Weather-related disasters have become all too common. The destruction is horrific and the rebuilding costs are astronomical - not to mention the pain and sadness related to the loss of lives. Last year, weather-related disaster costs exceeded $306 billion.

June 04, 2018 | Scott Allen

Now more than ever, governments depend on real-time data analysis, alarming, decision-making and action, especially in sectors like emergency management and natural disaster mitigation.

January 30, 2018

After Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico last September, the U.S. territory is partnering with the Smart Cities Council to rebuild a modern infrastructure. 

The council, which provides resources for cities to develop emerging technologies, ... read more

January 25, 2018

Over the past 15 years, Haiti has experienced a rapid urbanization and the number of urban dwellers has doubled from 3 million to 6 million people. Haiti is now the third most urbanized country in Latin America and the Caribbean, after Trinidad and Tobago, and Mexico. Each year more than 133,000... read more

December 05, 2017

In Eastern China, Jiujiang was hit by heavy rain, and many urban areas were flooded. The vehicles were flooded, and the citizens risked their passage on flooded roads.

October 26, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have increased the urgency of acting to make our electricity grids more resilient. While America's utilities have significantly improved grid reliability overall, extreme weather events, including storm surges, floods, heat storms and droughts continue to... read more

October 11, 2017

As Hurricane Opal ambled its way up the Gulf of Mexico during the first week of October 1995, the National Hurricane Center predicted the Category 1 storm would make landfall somewhere between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 2 hurricane. That was around... read more

As the flood waters recede and Houston begins the long, arduous process of recovery, the value of resilience cannot be overlooked.

hurricane harvey repair damage
September 01, 2017

Estimates of what it will cost to address the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Harvey are projected to be somewhere in the range of $160 billion, with work that will be required in Texas accounting for most of that total.

August 28, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey barrels towards the Texas coastline, slating to become the first Category 3 hurricane to hit the country in almost 12 years, residents of the Gulf Coast are bracing for extreme flooding from both rainfall and storm surge. As of 2 p.m. West Coast time, Harvey has sustained... read more

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