Category: disaster mitigation

Vetiver for the Mitigation of Disaster Impacts from Storm Events.

“Catastrophic floods and landslides occurred throughout the region. When it was over, some 9,200 people had died; almost 270,000 homes were lost; 21,325 miles of roads and 335 bridges were destroyed. Immediately after the storm, some 2,000,000 people were pushed…

Vetiver and its Mitigation of the Impact of Storms.

I intended to write about vetiver and its use in pest control, but with the havoc caused by the recent hurricanes and tropical storms along the US Gulf Coast and the less news worthy typhoons that have walloped Vietnam (the…

Vetiver and its potential in the Gulf of Mexico Region

It is always nice to see private individuals experimenting with vetiver on their land. We have an example of Warren Sullivan who has land on the east side of Trinity Bay, Texas. He sent me the following message:   “I…

Vetiver and Earthquake damage – Vanuatu

From Don Miller From past experience with this magnitude of earthquake I would suspect many ridge tops in Haiti will have been affected by topographic enhancement of the seismic energy (The ridges act like concentrating lenses). The attached photo shows…