Category Archives: Disaster Coverage

Puerto Rico’s Humanitarian Crisis

The Commonwealth Puerto Rico is known for its beautiful beaches and amazing scenery but after the passing of Hurricane Maria the panorama has changed for the worst. The island was struck by Hurricane Maria last Wednesday, leaving behind 3.4 million … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Homeland Security, Development Communication, Diaspora Communication, Disaster Coverage, Editor's Notes, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Puerto Rico

Social Media’s Effective Disaster Management Role in Thailand’s Floods

by Swati Singh The government of Thailand should learn a lesson from how social media were used by its citizens during this year’s floods to provide accurate information and connect with the rest of the world.

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Cinque Terre’s Flood Reveals the Power of Non-Traditional News Sources

by Jessica Andrews The five villages that make up the Cinque Terre, one of Italy’s hidden treasures, were hit extremely hard by floods on October 25. But there has been little to no news coverage of this tragedy in the … Continue reading

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