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Miyamoto Expands to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Miyamoto International, the global earthquake + structural engineering firm, opened an office in San Francisco January 3. The firm has added seven offices globally in the past three years and its expansion into San Francisco puts Miyamoto…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Million in Emergency Relief for Roads and Bridges Damaged by Flooding in Missouri

October 5, 2015 - in Corporate, Emergency, Stormwater

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $1 million in federal emergency relief funds from…

International Center for Integrated Mountain Development Receives Humanitarian Award for Nepal Earthquake Response

July 20, 2015 - in Awards, Corporate, Emergency

Redlands, Calif., July 20, 2015—The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), an intergovernmental agency in South and Central…

CoreLogic Storm Surge Analysis Identifies More Than 6.6 Million US Homes at Risk of Hurricane Storm Surge Damage in 2015

June 8, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency, Stormwater

IRVINE, Calif., June 4, 2015—CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today released its 2015 storm surge analysis which concludes that more than 6.6 million homes on the Atlantic and Gulf…

Landslides, Mudslides Likely to Remain a Significant Threat in Nepal for Months

April 29, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Emergency

ANN ARBOR, April 29, 2015—The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high across much of Nepal's high country, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, according to a University of Michigan researcher. U-M geomorphologist…

Rescue Efforts in Nepal Aided by Real-Time Assessment of Landslide Risk

April 29, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency

April 29, 2015—Cardiff University experts are aiding the immediate rescue efforts in Nepal by providing a real-time assessment of further landslide risks following Saturday’s devastating earthquake. Dr Robert Parker and his team from the University’s…

Risk of Losing Home to Disasters is Four Times More Likely Since 1970

March 13, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency, Planning

GENEVA, March 11, 2015—The report coincides with the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, where governments will adopt a global plan to reduce disaster risk and build upon the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015.…

Plymouth Prepares City for Emergencies with GGP’s Mapping Technology

November 26, 2014 - in Corporate, Emergency, Planning, Simulation

Croydon, UK, Nov. 26, 2014—Plymouth is using the latest mapping technology to prepare the city for major emergencies.  Plymouth City Council is using a Geographic Information System (GIS) from GGP Systems to help produce emergency planning maps.  The…

National Environmental Leaders Address Lessons Learned from Sandy and the Impact of Climate Change on the Northeast

October 14, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency, Maintenance

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 13, 2014—With the two year anniversary of Sandy just weeks away, National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Collin O'Mara addressed over 350 environmentalists, policy makers, scientists and business leaders at the Northeast Risk…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $2 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funds for California’s Napa Valley

August 26, 2014 - in Emergency, Financial, Projects, Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $2 million in Emergency Relief funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help the California Department of Transportation…