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  • Torrential rains flood libraries in Illinois, Pennsylvania.
    G.F. // American Libraries; Sep96, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p12 

    Reports that libraries and their collections fell victim to torrential rains that hit several states in the United States in July 1996. The most extensive damage occurring in eastern Pennsylavania; Comments from Librarian Carrie Kopas; Estimated cost to replace the collection; Chicago suburb of...

  • Disaster-proof your commercial lease.
    Musick, Janine Latus // Nation's Business; Oct95, Vol. 83 Issue 10, p80 

    Focuses on commercial property leases which protect the business owner from the financial shock of natural disasters. Need to know if the landlord is responsible for insuring improvements; Making arrangements to reduce rent if the space is uninhabitable for a significant period of time;...

  • Avoiding repair mistakes after disasters.
    Stockbridge, Jerry // Journal of Property Management; May/Jun94, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p39 

    Discusses various parts of a building which need to be checked for hidden damages after disasters. Curtainwalls; Gaskets and sealants; Structural sealant; Thermal breaks; Metal panels; Masonry walls;; Roofs; Interior finishes; Importance of including hidden damages in repair contracts.

  • New Orleans operators on long road to recovery.
    Ruggless, Ron // Nation's Restaurant News; 9/26/2005, Vol. 39 Issue 39, p1 

    Reports on the challenges facing the recovery process of restaurants following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. Destruction of sewage system in the city; Lack of potable running water and electrical power supply; Deficiency of the government to provide...

  • PICTURE OF THE WEEK.
    Ruggless, Ron // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition; 6/4/2011, Vol. 342 Issue 7809, preceding p1217 

    A photograph of the workers looking out from the shattered windows of the Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri, which was damaged due to a tornado which hit the city on May 22, 2011, is presented.

  • AFTER KATRINA.
    Ruggless, Ron // Weekly Reader News - Senior; 10/7/2005, Vol. 84 Issue 5, p2 

    Reports on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that hit Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana on August 29, 2005. Damage caused by the winds brought by the storm to buildings; Expected recovery from the storm; Cost of the damage due to the storm.

  • Chapter report: Disaster planning makes (dollars and) sense.
    Watkins, Christine // American Libraries; Sep96, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p9 

    Focuses on how libraries can prepare for natural disasters. Protection against irreplaceable items; Prioritizing of which collections get attention first; Preparation of the staff and patrons.

  • Residents voice their concerns about tower.
    Korando, Russell // St. Charles Journal; 2/20/2013, Vol. 48 Issue 8, pA1 

    The article reports that St. Charles, Missouri, residents are concerned about the county's plans to build towers for emergency communications, calling it an eyesore, and fearing that it could fall on homes during a natural disaster.

  • Tornado destroys Minnesota libs.
    Rogers, Michael; St. Lifer, Evan // Library Journal; 5/1/1998, Vol. 123 Issue 8, p14 

    Reports that tornadoes in March 1998 destroyed public and school libraries in the Minnesota communities of Comfrey and St. Peter. A report from John Christenson about the damage suffered by the St. Peter Library; How rebuilding efforts will be financed; Contact for a disaster relief fund set up...

  • Untitled.
    Rogers, Michael; St. Lifer, Evan // Architect; Sep2011, Vol. 100 Issue 9, preceding p6 

    An illustration by Asaf Hanuka of architects providing aid after a natural disaster is presented.

  • SEA CHANGE CONFESSIONAL.
    Cramer, Ned // Architect; Sep2011, Vol. 100 Issue 9, p22 

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including architecture students, humanitarian architectural design, and architects who respond to damage caused by natural disasters.

  • The Big Idea: Earthquake Engineering.
    Jones, Tom // National Geographic; Oct2010, Vol. 218 Issue 4, p8 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to an article about earthquake engineering from the June 2010 issue.

  • Tragedy of Andrew rolls on.
    Russell, James S. // Architectural Record; Aug1993, Vol. 181 Issue 8, p30 

    Examines an assessment of the damages brought about by Hurricane Andrew. Structural intactness of buildings that complied with the South Florida Building Code; Systematic failure of assemblies; System of enforcement; Permission of architects to seal drawings; Planning to avert storm disasters.

  • The GreenRoom.
    Young, Ben // Georgia Trend; Nov2005, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p11 

    The article emphasizes on the need of preparedness for natural disasters. The approach (to the threat of a hurricane) typically is to make stronger buildings. The threat development poses to Georgia's barrier islands and marshland is increasingly imminent, and not likely to be slowed in spite of...

  • Businesses scramble for space.
    Rodda, Kelli // Fort Worth Business Press; 04/07/2000, Vol. 12 Issue 50, p1 

    Reports on how businesses and real estate firms in Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas, are dealing with the sudden lack of office space that arose when numerous area buildings were damaged by tornadoes that tore through Tarrant County at the end of March 2000. Availability of office space at T&P...

  • Calm after the storm.
    Rodda, Kelli // GP: General Practitioner; 11/4/2002, p3 

    Reports on the assessment of damage caused to Suffolk, England based surgery of John Flather due to a tree that fell on the surgery during storm in the week preceding November 4, 2002. Estimated weight of the tree; Impact of the accident on patients and nurses.

  • Pictures After the Tornados: A Meditation on Things Lost -- and Found.
    Lucaites, John // BAGnewsNotes; 3/8/2012, p1 

    The article discusses photographs based on homes that are devastated by natural disasters, focusing on tornadoes. It is stated that photographs related to disaster depicts loss of material particularly homes. Photograph of a stoop as a symbol of power and possible means to rebuild is discussed....

  • Tornado hits Norland Plastics.
    Ledson, Shannon // Plastics News; 5/10/1999, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p3 

    Focuses on the damage to the Norland Plastics Co. facility in Haysville, Kansas, due to a tornado experienced on May 3, 1999. Destruction of half the plant including Norland's entire office space; Advantage of the storm shelter for the employees.

  • DISASTER AFTERMATH.
    Payne, Melanie // IRE Journal; Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p12 

    Investigates the reason for the collapse of the Turner Agri-Civic Center, an American Red Cross-designated shelter in Arcadia, Florida, after it was hit by a hurricane. Design of the building as a hurricane shelter that could withstand 140-mph winds; Lack of key documents documenting the...

  • Performance of structures during the Sikkim earthquake of 14 February 2006.
    Kaushik, Hemant B.; Dasgupta, Kaushtubh; Sahoo, Dipti R.; Kharel, Gayatri // Current Science (00113891); 8/25/2006, Vol. 91 Issue 4, p449 

    Performance of structures in different areas of Sikkim, during the earthquake of 14 February 2006, is reviewed. The earthquake caused damage to heritage structures as well as modern buildings. Both masonry and reinforced concrete buildings showed poor performance. On the other hand,...

  • Thermal cameras play their part in flood recovery.
    Kaushik, Hemant B.; Dasgupta, Kaushtubh; Sahoo, Dipti R.; Kharel, Gayatri // Building Economist; Mar2011, p5 

    The article discusses the important role played by infrared (IR) cameras in the assessment and repair of the damage caused by the latest floods that hit Australia as of March 2011. The cameras will be used by building inspectors and professional thermographers to assess buildings and property...

  • After the Storm.
    Burns, Rebecca // Atlanta; May2008, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p27 

    The article focuses on the damages caused by the tornado in Atlanta, Georgia on March 14, 2008, and the recovery process being instituted. It states that the disaster has managed to bring Atlanta together in this time of crisis. The tornado tore into many high-rise buildings and uprooted almost...

  • Better Buildings Can Withstand Extreme Weather.
    Burns, Rebecca // Buildings; Jul2011, Vol. 105 Issue 7, p15 

    The article discusses the claim by Rima Taher, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings for extreme winds and hurricanes, that building shapes, roof types, and construction materials may set the difference between damage and progressive structural failure.

  • Taiwan Earthquake.
    Burns, Rebecca // Chinese American Forum; Oct1999, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p45 

    The article presents the Taiwan earthquake on September 21, 1999. The natural disaster struck the central region of the island Taiwan off the China's coast at the city of Nantou. The intensity of 7.3 to 7.6 brought many buildings to collapse which injured and buried many people in the ruins....

  • Post-Traumatic Urbanism Special Issue: Architectural Design 80, no. 5 (2010).
    Chatterjee, Anuradha // Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Histor; Jan2011, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p135 

    The article reviews the volume 80, number 5 issue of the periodical "Architectural Design," entitled "Post-Traumatic Urbanism," edited by Adrian Lahoud, Charles Rice, and Anthony Burke.

  • Foreseeable Floods.
    Tedjasukmana, Jason // Time International (South Pacific Edition); 2/19/2007, Issue 6, p6 

    The article discusses the 2007 monsoon season in Jakarta, Indonesia. Floods have killed dozens of people and forced hundreds of thousands more to flee their homes, with much of the blame being placed on the city's government for failing to make fixes to the infrastructure that could have...

  • South is no stranger to storms.
    Noakes, Gary // Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland; 9/2/2005, Issue 2681, p6 

    Relates an author's accounts during a hurricane that struck in New Orleans, Louisiana. Realization of the threats posed by the hurricane; Recall of the damages caused by the hurricane to the city's commercial buildings; Comparison of the impact of the hurricane with the recent Hurricane Katrina.

  • THE GREAT STORM.
    Noakes, Gary // Current Events; 9/22/2008, Vol. 108 Issue 3, p5 

    The article traces the damages brought by the Great Storm in Galveston, Texas on September 8, 1900. It is stated that the storm struck violently into the island with 150 miles per hour. The roofs of the houses and timbers were flying through the streets and the waves pushed a wall of debris...

  • Tornado Strikes Alabama High School.
    Noakes, Gary // Education Week; 3/7/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 26, p6 

    The article accompanies a photo of the devastation left after a tornado struck the Enterprise High School in Enterprise, Alabama on March 1, 2007. It describes the scene of rescue workers searching for victims. Students were trapped under rubble after the school's roof collapsed. Eight students...

  • Hiring of Teachers Plagues Effort To Restore New Orleans Schools.
    A. P. // Education Week; 12/13/2006, Vol. 26 Issue 15, p6 

    The article focuses on the Recovery School District in New Orleans, Louisiana, which may reopen 11 more public schools that were closed because of Hurricane Katrina. 350 additional teachers would need to be hired when the schools open and officials believe this will be difficult. Opening 11...

  • Campus Cash.
    Capochino, April; Santora, Tommy // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008); 1/9/2006, Vol. 26 Issue 27, p15 

    The article focuses on the expectations of the college students for improvements in New Orleans, Louisiana after the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Senior college student, Carolyn Brown, is disappointed to find that only little progress had been made since the hurricane struck the city. Many...

  • West Virginia Libraries Hit Hard by Floods.
    Eberhart, George M. // American Libraries;  

    Highlights flood damages to West Virginia libraries in July 2001. Impact of the flooding, including smashed homes and businesses which left people homeless; Destruction in the town of Kimball, including the McDowell Public Library; Details of damaged libraries.

  • Preparing for the Unpredictable.
    Monroe, Linda K. // Buildings; Jul2008, Vol. 102 Issue 7, p6 

    The author reflects on building owners' preparation for severe weather. He assumes that the concerns of building owners must be directed toward protecting the building and its occupants from the dire consequences of intense weather. She mentions a flood that occurred in Cedar Rapids. She argues...

  • Hurricanes Blow Holes in School Revenues.
    Hoff, David J. // Education Week; 11/16/2005, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p3 

    The article reports on the lack of school revenues as the disastrous hurricanes hit the Gulf Coast. Local tax projections are still hard to achieve as several states recover. There's short-term borrowing to cover lost revenue and expediting insurance claims. Many residents were forced to...

  • Hope after the rain.
    Ryan, Nick // Australian Ageing Agenda; Mar/Apr2011, p25 

    The article discusses the challenges faced by people to the flooding disaster that has occurred in Queensland in January 2011. It asserts that providers must need to assess and make revisions with their disaster planning and preparedness schemes. The once in a lifetime disaster, the loss of...

  • SITES AT RISK.
    GREENBLATT, ALAN; WILLS, ERIC // Architect; Sep2011, Vol. 100 Issue 9, p164 

    The article presents profiles of sites at risk for natural disasters. The article suggests that Thailand is under threat of rising sea levels and may be underwater by 2100. The article suggests that Hawaii is at risk of tsunami and would benefit from buildings designed to withstand tsunamis. The...

  • Christchurch's heritage faces demolition.
    Sharpe, Emily // Art Newspaper; Dec2011, Issue 230, p25 

    The article discusses concerns from conservation societies over the planned demolition of historic buildings in the Central Business District (CBD) of Christchurch, New Zealand following damage from a series of 2010-2011 earthquakes.

  • Support for Libraries in Tsunami Aftermath.
    Ashling, Jim // Information Today; May2005, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p24 

    This article calls for support for library and information communities that have been affected by the 2004 Asian tsunami. In Sri Lanka, a firsthand report by Russell Bowden, honorary fellow of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, and investigations by the Sri...

  • Report.
    Juckes, Emily // Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Histor; Dec2011, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p128 

    The article discusses damage to cultural heritage sites in Queensland, Australia during 2010-2011 natural disasters, including flooding and the Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi. The author describes damage to specific sites including the 1860s Main Range Railway, the 1886 Regatta Hotel, and the 1959...

  • Heat, Debris, and a Changed Opinion.
    Latham, Donna // Hurricane!: The 1900 Galveston Night of Terror; 2006, p18 

    Chapter 8 of the book "Hurricane!: The 1900 Galveston Night of Terror" is presented. It presents the aftermath of the storm in Galveston Island, Texas. The place remained dangerous for survivors. People fell ill due to the smell of the dead bodies. Damaged homes were looted and dead bodies on...

  • STORM STUDIES IN THE ARCTIC (STAR).
    HANESIAK, JOHN; STEWART, RONALD; TAYLOR, PETER; MOORE, KENT; BARBER, DAVID; MCBEAN, GORDON; STRAPP, WALTER; WOLDE, MENGISTU; GOODSON, RON; HUDSON, EDWARD; HUDAK, DAVID; SCOTT, JOHN; LIU, GEORGE; GILLIGAN, JUSTIN; BISWAS, SUMITA; DESJARDINS, DANIELLE; DYCK, ROBYN; FARGEY, SHANNON; FIELD, ROBERT; GASCON, GABRIELLE // Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society; Jan2010, Vol. 91 Issue 1, p47 

    The article offers information on the history of several extreme weather events and their related hazards over the Arctic regions. The event was caused by heavy rain in association with unusually warm temperatures that caused rapid snowmelt in the higher terrain. A record-breaking wind event...

  • Destructive Hurricane Season Ends.
    J. S.; A. F. // Fitness Business Pro; Dec2005, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p14 

    The article provide information on the substantial damages caused by Hurricane Wilma to the physical fitness industry in the U.S. The affected health clubs and fitness centers include Energy Fitness Centers, Wellness Center, 24 Hour Fitness Centers, and the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center. Some of...

  • ASSESSING STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE FROM ACTS OF TERROR.
    Collins, Larry // Fire Engineering; Nov2006, Vol. 159 Issue 11, p55 

    The article reports on the importance of assessment of major terrorist attacks and other emergencies resulting in structural damage before entering the premises. The accurate assessment of the stability of damaged structures requires the skill, experience, training and knowledge of a certified...

  • Quake Packs Strong Punch.
    Post, Nadine M. // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 3/7/2011, Vol. 266 Issue 8, p12 

    This article discusses the damage brought by the 2011 Canterbury earthquake in New Zealand to buildings and other structures. According to engineers, modern buildings in Christchurch performed better than expected during the quake. Older unreinforced-masonry buildings were vulnerable from the...

  • Shake and break.
    Post, Nadine M. // Machine Design; 2/19/2009, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p70 

    The article provides information on Structural Building Components Research Institute of the Wood Truss Council of America (WTCA) in Madison, Wisconsin. It states that SBCRI replicates real-world behavior of construction products and systems, generating data unattainable with other test methods...

  • Picking Up the Pieces.
    Post, Nadine M. // Weekly Reader News - Senior; 9/8/2006, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p4 

    The article describes the recovery situation of the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. In some areas like the Mississippi coast, homes and business establishments are being rebuilt and volunteer camps are active in the activities. However, in places like the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans,...

  • Facilities Continue Hurricane Cleanup.
    J. S. // Fitness Business Pro; Nov2005, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p18 

    Reports on the continued recovery efforts conducted by fitness facilities affected by hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma in the Gulf Coast. Statement of Dion Grossnickle, general manager of Louisiana-based Cross Gates Athletic Club, on the challenges of the cleanup process; Assertion of Michael...

  • Insurers warn on storms.
    Ancell, Heidi // Building Design; 1/26/2007, Issue 1755, p7 

    The article reports on the warning given by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) on the need for new buildings to be designed to withstand increasingly severe weather conditions after storms caused £400 million of damage in Great Britain. According to ABI, they are encouraging the...

  • Extreme Events: Examining the "Tails" of a Distribution.
    Adams, Eric W.; Ghosh, Samarin // ASHRAE Transactions; 2011, Vol. 117 Issue 1, p270 

    Although our engineering training treats all physics as deterministic, we also know that random variation is a normal part of nature. Strength of parts and loads on parts vary. Unusually low strengths and unusually high loads do occur, for example a flood or a hurricane in the case of a building...

  • Quantifying Chemical/Biological Event Severity with Vulnerability-Based Performance Metrics.
    DeGraw, Jason W.; Bahnfleth, William P. // ASHRAE Transactions; 2011, Vol. 117 Issue 1, p282 

    Quantifying the impact of chemical or biological releases on a building and its occupants is a necessary part of risk assessment. The most informative metrics for this purpose are absolute, "threat-based" measures of lost or preserved assets that are specific to the agent of interest. Practical...

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