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Swiss Re: Insured disaster losses in first half of 2014 relatively low

Insured and uninsured catastrophe-related losses in USD billion

In a recent press release, the re-insurance company Swiss Re announced that global disaster-rela

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Wed, 03/09/2014 - 08:50

National Hurricane Center: Decisive tools for storm surge preparedness

Forecast map of wind for Hurricane Arthur

Some days before Hurricane Arthur hit North Carolina coast on 4 July 2014, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) posted a forecast map on their web site, enhancing preparedness for the storm surge

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Wed, 16/07/2014 - 13:16
latitude: 
25.7549
longitude: 
-80.3836

NASA satellites observe the development of tropical storm Tapah

satellites track tropical storm in the Pacific

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite started tracing the newborn tropical storm Tapah on 28 April. At the time the storm was still developing close to Guam in the Western Pacific Ocean.

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Fri, 02/05/2014 - 11:08
latitude: 
24.774
longitude: 
141.327

International Charter activated for floods in the UK

River Thames by Wallingford, Oxfordshire flooded

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated because of ongoing heavy storms have caused flooding across the UK.

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Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:23
latitude: 
51.5001
longitude: 
-0.125656

Gaza Strip: International Charter activated due to flood and storm

Satellite image shows the snow storm over the Gaza strip that caused floodings

On 17 December 2013, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated, as requested by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, due to flood and a storm in Gaza Strip.

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Wed, 18/12/2013 - 09:01
latitude: 
31.3547
longitude: 
34.3088

International Charter activated for United Kingdom due to potential floods

Between the 5 and 6 December 2013 a powerful storm is forecast to hit the region

On 4 December 2013, the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” was activated, as requested by CCS, due to flood risk in the eastern coast of the United Kingdom.

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Fri, 06/12/2013 - 10:31
latitude: 
53.9421
longitude: 
-0.359801

NASA: TRMM Satellite Captured Tropical Storm Andrea

TRMM image of storm Andrea

The first storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Andrea started on the late afternoon of June 5th, 2013 with a low pressure and continued throughout the whole week over the so

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Thu, 13/06/2013 - 13:34
latitude: 
23.8858
longitude: 
86.1328

NASA/NOAA: Next Generation Weather Satellite will provide earlier Warnings

NASA and NOAA are working on a new satellite system which will be launched in late 2015 for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R).

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Mon, 04/03/2013 - 11:38
latitude: 
39.0046
longitude: 
-76.8755

Bangladeshi Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CCP)

A massive cyclone with wind velocity 62 m/sec accompanied by a storm surge 6-9 m in height struck Bangladesh in 1970, killing an estimated 500,000 people.

Satellites to support NASA's hurricane research

NASA contracted the Spanish HISPASAT Group, to which the Spanish satellite telecommunications operator HISPASAT and the Brazilian operator HISPAMAR both belong, to provide satellite communications

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Mon, 25/06/2012 - 17:28