Tag Archives: Haiti

Haiti Recovery – add lobbyists to the roster of personnel

In my view, it is a sad commentary that the U.S. Congress has not honored our country’s promises to Haiti and that hiring lobbyists is the answer.  Haiti Recovery Aided by U.S. lobbyists, http://www.thehill.com, Oct. 11. According to the article, … Continue reading

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NZ – cited as model of earthquake response and recovery

NZ sets disaster preparedness example, says Clark, NZ Herald, Sept. 16. Former N.Z. Prime Minister, Helen Clark, praises the national preparedness efforts with minimizing the deaths and injuries in the recent Christchurch/Canterbury Earthquake, especially true when compared with the outcome … Continue reading

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Information on N.Z. Quake from MCEER

For those of you following the sequence of events re the ChristChurch earthquake in N.Z.,  you should find the news gathering effort of  MCEER helpful to you.  As they did for the Haiti and Chile earthquakes, the MCEER staff  has … Continue reading

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ChristChurch, NZ Earthquake – update

As noted two days ago in this blog, the contrast between the outcomes of the same-size earthquakes in NZ and Haiti is stark.  Here is a discussion of one of the reasons for the difference. Building code saves NZ from … Continue reading

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Haiti Recovery – Not going well – June 23

The catastrophic earthquake that occurred in Haiti in January has resulted in problems with long term recovery: see AP Wire story, June 22; and also a Short Press Release from Senator John Kerry. June 22. Given the catastrophic impact of the … Continue reading

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