Country not ready for big tremor: Parliamentary report

The parliamentary report prepared on the devastating Feb. 6 earthquakes has revealed that the country "was not ready for a big tremor," urging the authorities to enact a roof law on disasters.

"Disasters experienced in the past have shown that our country was not ready for disaster and was also inadequate in the intervention and recovery stages," the parliamentary report stated.

Government announces raft of state support measures for flood-stricken parts of Crete

A government task force visiting flood-stricken Crete on Sunday announced a package of support measures that will include the immediate disbursement of 400,000 euros to the municipality of Malevizi and immediate payment of compensation to those affected by the disaster from State Support funds.

Environmental disasters across world in February

The second month of 2020 saw numerous environmental disasters that impaired climate change and vice versa, including Storm Ciara across Europe, swarms of locusts in East Africa, deadly avalanches in Turkey, and a volcanic eruption in Japan.

Here is a look at the global environmental disasters during the previous month.

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The Great Bulgarian Actress Stoyanka Mutafova Is in Bad Health Condition

The performance "Ms. Natural Disaster" on June 20 th, today, is postponed. The reason lies in the health condition of Stoyanka Mutafova. The great actress did not feel well and preferred not to go on the stage of "Tears and Laughter" Theatre, writes show.blitz.bg.

UN: Cost of Climate-linked Disasters Soars

The economic cost of climate-related disasters hit $2.25 trillion over the last two decades, an increase of more than 150 percent compared to the previous 20 years, the UN said Wednesday, reports AFP. 

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) noted that "climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events" such as floods and storms.