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Disaster Relief

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Coverage of disaster relief since September 9, 2021.

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Ryan Reynolds makes Red Cross donation following B.C. floods, urges fans to do the same

"...Ryan Reynolds, an actor and advocate for many issues, appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. He is also asking his followers to make donations to the Canadian Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in Abbotsford and other flood-affected communities. (Pacific Wild Website)..."

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‘It is a nightmare': Highway 8 residents face uncertain future in flood-ravaged valley Globalnews.ca

"...With no timeline for repairs in the area, Farnworth said the province would be there with supports for evacuees, and urged people with questions to contact a new provincial disaster relief call centre at 1-833-376-2452. That will likely be cold comfort for Rice and his neighbours as they look ahead to an uncertain future. “I worry about everyone for next year,” he said..."

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Opinion: Governments need to adjust to ongoing extreme climate change weather events

"...But this event was yet another example of how we are living through catastrophic climate change. And the destructive weather patterns we are witnessing will not decrease as we necessarily cut our greenhouse gas emissions. They will continue for decades until atmospheric carbon dioxide levels gradually go down..."

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Southwestern Ontario Army Reserves Training to respond to domestic emergency

"...As flood relief continues to arrive in British Columbia, soldiers in London, Ont. are training in the event they are needed for a disaster situation like the one in western Canada. The 31 Canadian Brigade Group (CBG) are reserve Army soldiers from southwestern Ontario, and are at Wolseley Barracks this weekend practicing 'Operation Trillium Dragon..."

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Salvation Army launches emergency response in support of flood victims

"...The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B. C. communities that have been impacted..."

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The B.C. floods are a mere hint of what climate change could do to the food supply

"...Nathan Sing spoke to Newman about the reverberations of the floods on B. C. ’s food supply, the history of this key piece of farmland and the long-term implications of political inertia toward climate change..."

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Here's how Canadians can help flood-stricken B.C. residents

"...One of those groups is GlobalMedic, a Toronto-based disaster relief organization. They're preparing clean-up kits to help families displaced by flooding when they return to their homes after the water recedes..."

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Thousands of farm animals dead in B.C. floods, agriculture minister says

"...Popham promised disaster relief funds for farmers affected by the disaster, and added that B. C. is working with other provinces, the federal government, and private businesses not affected by the floods in an effort to secure food and other resources - such as medical care - for animals that survived the flooding..."

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Standing on Guard for Canada The Walrus

"...Standing on Guard for CanadaWhen disaster strikes—from wildfires to floods to public health emergencies—the partners from Team Rubicon Canada and the Labatt Disaster Relief Program are ready to serve communities in crisis..."

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Agriculture Leaders Debate Election Issues

"..."These programs can be improved and take into consideration climate risk and this is exactly the conversation that has already started with my provincial colleagues and with the industry. But in addition to that, we have to be proactive and we have to support our farmers to be more resilient to this new reality. This is why we are putting in place a $200 million program to give farmers incentives to adopt better management practices like rotational grazing, cover cropping, better management of nutrients and we will triple the investment in to the cleantech programs because it was so popular a few months ago, that we will triple the investment to reach almost half a billion dollars to help farmers afford energy-efficient equipment, for example for grain dryers, farm heating, or precision agriculture..."

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Stetski, NDP pledge funding for climate change disaster relief

"...The federal NDP campaign stopped in Cranbrook on Friday, as candidates pledged $3 billion over four years to assist people displaced by climate change-elated disasters, such as wildfires or floods. Trevor CrawleySep. 13, 2021 12:00 a..."

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Calgary man shares experience helping in Haiti after large earthquake

"...Andrew Nguyen was making his way to Haiti, where a 7. 2 magnitude earthquake had toppled buildings and caused severe damage across Haiti’s southern peninsula on August 14th..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention disaster relief.

Olivia Wong Discusses her Business Prototype Thinking Labs, Disaster Relief and Offers Help for Entrepreneurs During the COVID-1

Duration: 21:24

"...Olivia Wong is a former emergency disaster responder living in Vancouver, BC..."

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Navigating COVID-19 #5: Additional funding options

Duration: 36:39

"...HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding supports state and local governments in their community development and housing missions..."

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Navigating COVID-19: Additional funding options

Duration: 36:00

"...HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding supports state and local governments in their community development and housing missions..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about disaster relief relevant to the latest news.

Assessing the real costs of natural hazard-induced disasters: A case study from Australia?s Northern Territory

"...Non-monetary losses were accounted for by the loss of ecosystem services from natural systems caused by cyclones and bushfires only, applying ecological economics approaches, but without considering long-term losses over the duration of recovery..."

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Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing Technology

"...At present, China?s satellite remote sensing data have provided big data service support for industries, such as national land and mineral resources management and monitoring, traffic network safety monitoring, geological hazard early warning, air and water environmental pollution monitoring, agricultural and forestry growth, pest monitoring and yield assessment, flood and waterlogging disaster monitoring, hydraulic facilities safety monitoring, as well as Earthquake disaster monitoring..."

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Fundamentals of Wireless Sensor Networks

"...This new technology is exciting with unlimited potential for numerous application areas, including environmental, medical, military, transportation, entertainment, crisis management, disaster relief operations, homeland defense, and smart spaces..."

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Social media information sharing for natural disaster response

"...The change of public opinion during different natural disasters and the evolution of peoples? behavior of using social media for disaster relief in the face of the identical type of natural disasters as Twitter continues to evolve are studied..."

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Using tornado-related weather data to route unmanned aerial vehicles to locate damage and victims

"...This paper presents a framework for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) equipped with cameras and wireless sensors to search an area after the occurrence of a tornado..."

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Planning road network restoration and relief distribution under heterogeneous road disruptions

"...Such disruptions have the potential of obstructing the performance of post-disaster relief operations, whose objective is to serve the affected population promptly..."

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Regional seismic-damage prediction of buildings under mainshock?aftershock sequence

"...(3) Regional seismic damage of buildings under different MS-AS scenarios can be provided efficiently by the proposed framework, which in turn can provide a useful reference for earthquake emergency response and scientific decision making for earthquake disaster relief..."

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Relief demand forecasting based on intuitionistic fuzzy case-based reasoning

"...Prediction for demand of relief materials is a fundamental condition of disaster relief operations, and the premise for optimal allocation of emergency resources..."

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A multiagent approach to solving the dynamic postdisaster relief distribution problem

"...This work presents a simulation-optimization approach to dynamically studying disaster relief inventory and routing decisions..."

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A flood disaster relief emergency material distribution strategy based on people?s psychological perception

"...In flood disasters, the psychological and cognitive satisfaction of victims has become a topic of eager attention by rescue agencies..."

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An analysis of the temporal and spatial gathering and dispersion patterns of crowds at the community level after the 2020 M5.1 T

"...An accurate analysis of post-earthquake crowd movements at a community level can produce a detailed data basis to aid the government in its emergency response and management efforts, as well as can provide a relatively accurate basis for evaluating disaster relief operations and the restoration of social order in a timely fashion..."

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