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US National Governors Association releases guidance on managing natural disasters during pandemic conditions

The National Governors Association (NGA) has published ‘Planning for Concurrent Emergencies’, a memo outlining best practices for managing natural disasters during pandemic conditions, which create additional challenges in evacuation and sheltering protocols, as well as financial and logistical complications for states.

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Is the Chinese route out of lockdown one for the UK to follow?

Resilience First has highlighted a series of key points that emerged from the latest in a series of webinars it hosted focusing on the response to COVID-19. Contributors included a leading expert in architecture and urban design from the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China and a Chinese urban designer from Perkins and Will. 

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NOAA forecasts an active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the US National Weather Service. The outlook predicts a 60 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 30 percent chance of a near-normal season and only a 10 percent chance of a below-normal season.

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