Bad weather in Milan on Tuesday 8th July. Another story of mismanagement between the CitRegion administrations and good practices from the local bus services operator ATM

Milano knees to the flooding of the Seveso, lasting nearly nine hours, with the area north of the city flooded, 2,000 users without electricity for most of the day (in the evening were still 150),…

MOWE-IT at the Transport Research Arena (TRA)!

On 14 – 17 April, the 5th edition of the Transport Research Arena (TRA) took place in Paris, la Defense, with over 10,000 international participants and high-level speakers from business and academia presenting state-of-the-art transport…

What Are the Consequences of Flood Insurance Schemes?

Floods are among the most dangerous, widespread and costly consequences of extreme weather events, deeply impacting both buildings and transport systems. An article by “The Economist” proposes a critic view on how flood insurance schemes…

Disaster management in Italy – Interview with Francesco Santoianni

Francesco Santoianni is an expert in disaster management, author of several books on the subject, and editor of the website www.disastermanagement.it. How would you define disaster management? And how do you a professional in the…

St Jude Storm: Disruptions to the Dutch Transport Network

At the end of October 2013, St. Jude storm battered the UK, France and the Netherlands, where it was defined as the worst storm since 1990, with hurricane force winds measured by force 12. The…

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Winter Storm Hercules Shows its Strength in the US and the UK

The first days of January 2014 saw winter storm Hercules hitting the East Coast of the United States, bringing record freeze to New York, D.C. and Boston. With temperatures plunging down to -25C, the ferocious weather killed at least 16 victims in the US, leaving…

Italian Civil Protection Agency lags behind in the use of social media for emergency management

While deadly storms and floods are affecting the Italian Region of Sardinia causing dozen of victims, the local community reacts giving its own contribution to help people in emergency. On one hand, there is the official way to manage the critical situation, namely the emergency…