Typhoon


Super Typhoon Meranti Threatens China with Major Storm Surge Event

Super Typhoon Meranti barrels through the Pacific and will threaten China with a major storm surge event on Wednesday night. Note:  This post was originally published on Hurricane Hal’s blog and is reposted with permission from the author.   In the pre-dawn hours local time Wednesday, Meranti approached the southern tip of Taiwan as a Super…


Review of natural catastrophes in 2014: Lower losses from weather extremes and earthquakes ~Munich Re

The year at a glance Overall losses from natural catastrophes totalled US$ 110bn (previous year US$ 140bn), of which roughly US$ 31bn (previous year US$ 39bn) was insured. The loss amounts were well below the inflation-adjusted average values of the past ten years (overall losses: US$ 190bn, insured losses: US$ 58bn), and also below the…


The Use of Expendable UAVs After Typhoon Haiyan ~Patrick Meier, iRevolution

With our continuous coverage of Unmanned Arial Vehicles, my best go-to source for the word has become Patrick Meier at iRevolution. Scroll down our timeline of posts and you’ll see him all over this issue, from Humanitarian Disaster Response to Federal Statutes governing our access and use of this vital, life-saving technology.  ~Bruce Biles My…