Water storage is not the only reason California forefathers dammed streams and rivers; the benefits of flood control can be seen up and down the state because of these structures.
How the Laos dam disaster unfolded
How a torrent of water tore through low-lying rural villages and swept away hundreds of people.
DogVacay Disaster Preparedness Tips
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How to Get Rid of Ice Dams
Icicles may be pretty but they can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up into your house. Here are prevention tips, fast fixes, and long
What the Oroville Dam Disaster Says About America’s Aging Infrastructure
Why America’s Tallest Dam Is Suddenly in Danger
California weather can turn on a dime, but climate change is playing a role, too.
Angat Dam level dips below critical mark
Water in Angat Dam has dropped bellow the critical level on Saturday, prompting Metro Manila water concessionaires to implement even longer service interruptions.
Resettlement Guide for People Affected by Dam Development Video
This animation explains the rights of people displaced by dam projects and guides people on how to access their rights during the resettlement process. This resource aims to help dam-affected communities fully realize their rights, understand the impacts of resettlement, and navigate the complex negotiations concerning such projects.
How entrepreneurship can support post-disaster recovery
Post-disaster situations can open up opportunities for small businesses, boosting the local economy and enabling disaster-affected communities to support themselves. Caroline Baxter Tresise reflects on the role of coffee shops in Indonesia after the 2004 tsunami. The role of entrepreneurs in post-disaster community recovery should be supported and encouraged as entrepreneurs occupy key positions when assessing and planning for rapidly ... Read More
Learn About Disasters
This page contains information about a variety of disasters that can occur in Texas.
How We Respond to Disasters
When disaster strikes, Feeding America is on the ground and ready to provide food assistance and emergency supplies. Learn more about how we help.
Two companies, 13 employees could face criminal charges for Brazil dam disaster
The police in Brazil have recommended that criminal charges be filed against mining giant Vale, German safety firm Tuv Sud and 13 employees from both entities arising from the deadly dam collapse in January, according to a report by the British...
Over 100,000 Evacuated From Oroville Dam Emergency
Evacuations of 180,000 people near Oroville Dam remained in effect Monday, as engineers worked to repair damage to an emergency spillway that threatened to send torrents of water into nearby towns. State officials say that the 770-foot dam itself is not in danger and the threat of flooding lessened Monday as Lake Oroville's water level dropped. But more storms are expected this week, prompting officials to…
Vale CEO, other top execs step down amid Brazil dam-disaster investigation
Vale SA Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman and other top executives of the Brazilian mining giant stepped down following pressure from authorities in the first sign investigators are zeroing in on the company’s leadership after the deadly collapse of one of its dams.
Californians should favor dam expansion plan: Tom Campbell
The New York Times is dismayed; Californians should rejoice.
Animated Resettlement Guide Video for People Affected by Dam Development
Date Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Worldwide, between 40-80 million people have been displaced by large dams since the beginning of the 20th century. This has had devastating consequences for an untold number of communities: The planning and implementation of dam-induced resettlement has frequently either worsened the living standards of affected communities or impoverished them. Large-scale resettlment can erase a community's history, while offering little hope for…
What It Took to Create a Record-Breaking Projection at the Hoover Dam
Freightliner's product launch used the massive historic dam as a projection surface, and nabbed a Guinness record in the process. On May 5, Freightliner pulled off a dramatic product launch for its Inspiration Truck—the first self-driving semi truck licensed to drive on public roads—that earned it a Guinness World Record.
Consumers Are Not Financially Prepared for Natural Disasters
When it comes to natural disaster preparedness, planning for the worst is actually the best way to avoid long-term negative outcomes. Despite this fact, most individuals are not ready for a natural disaster to strike, and neither are many of the financial institutions that serve them. Here's what you need to know.
Here’s How the Largest Dam Removal Project in the U.S. Would Work
Four dams on the Klamath River may be simultaneously removed as early as 2021, after years of planning. It’s being hailed as a crucial effort to save salmon, but it won’t solve all the basin’s water problems.
How Should You Prepare For Disaster?
Be ready for earthquakes and other disasters—not just by having your bug bag ready, but by forming a network around you.