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Authorized by the State of Florida Legislature in 2000, the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model (FPHLM) provides the state with a fair, open, and transparent tool for reviewing insurance company rate requests. The intent was to ensure fair pricing for both consumers and insurance companies. The model acts as a check on private sector models in determi…
The high risk emanating from the increasing number of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure systems at national or local level is only now beginning to be understood. The cascading effect of that risk beyond the system under attack into allied and interconnected fields can be even more devastating, creating chaos to major economic, food and health sy…
The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean will be held next year in 2021. …
This newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) praises for Pacific disaster risk management and climate change strategy; (ii) the launch of a survey on disability and disasters; (iii) 2013 floods a "turning point"; (iv) Pacific's drought risk; (v) UNISDR honouring Canberra as a Role Model city for UNISDR's Maki…
This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the first RISK Award ceremony at the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference, Davos 2012; (ii) the devastating floods that hit hard the Philippines); (iii) the request to SRSG for Disaster Risk Reduction Margareta Wahlström made by Japanese school ch…
All of society - the public and the private sector – ends up facing the consequences of disasters. It follows that all of society, the private sector included, has a role to play in reducing disaster risk. Natural hazards need not result automatically in disasters. Simple measures can be taken beforehand to strengthen the resilience of communities, to s…
The Caribbean’s fragile economy is being battered by the pandemic that is keeping tourists from its tropical beaches and leaving heavily-indebted countries ill-prepared to cope with violent hurricanes and other emergencies, say experts.  Gnawing away at the disaster contingency funds countries have struggled to save, the pandemic is forcing many to ram…
By Dizery Salim GENEVA, 2 November 2011 – Turkey’s 23 October quake revealed that only 9 per cent of building owners were insured despite it being mandatory in the country’s municipal areas. Turkey’s main earthquake insurance authority says the low figure comes from having too few people with insurance in the affected region, citing lack of awareness,…