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Wind Jet Flight 243[edit]

The Wind Jet Flight 243 article is currently at AfD. Mjroots (talk) 06:05, 29 September 2010

Food security[edit]

Under the Food Security page, there is little coverage of emergency food distribution channels, actors, or methods. Would this be a useful addition to this page?


image:Burnintsunami.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 06:00, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

1994 North American cold wave[edit]

There is a deletion discussion taking place about the 1994 North American cold wave at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/1994 North American cold wave. --Jax 0677 (talk) 18:24, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

TACA Flight 390 notability debate[edit]

Please see Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Aviation#Fatal_commercial_jetliner_crash_article_tagged_for_notability_due_to_no_demonstration_of_.22lasting_effect.22 about TACA Flight 390 WhisperToMe (talk) 22:43, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

2014 UK Floods[edit]

The floods in the UK are making big headlines since it started in early 2014. There is no article about the floods and upcoming weather meaning the floods are likely to last long then before. It has also approached the wettest January since records began and it now nearing February and yet no article been created about the floods, are the floods not notable??? User:TCAA4 User talk:TCAA4 19:44 GMT —Preceding undated comment added 19:44, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

    • I too am surprised. The closest there seems to be is the Cyclone Dirk and Cyclone Anne (2014) articles, but to read them alone would give the impression that there was a short period of flooding in two separate incidents, rather than a sustained period of interlinked flooding, windstorms. As is, there's no mention of Muchelney (probably as it doesn't really fit in either page) and the whole of Cornwall is now cut off from the rest of the rail network by the collapse of the Dawlish Sea wall. While there might not be enough content for a page solely about the 2013-2014 UK Floods, I think there's certainly a case to be made for '2013-2014 UK Winter Storms' or '2013-2014 Western Europe Winter Storms' given the fact that the effects are certainly not localized solely to the UK based on the two articles I've mentioned. As for the period such an article would cover, Anne and Dirk are definitely key events, but in hindsight I think there's a decent case to be made for discussing the entire period since the St. Jude storm storm as a general period of sustained stormy weather considering that the storms we already have articles on (so not even counting intervening periods of bad weather) cover Oct 26th-31st, Dec 4th-10th, Dec 21st-27th, Jan 1st-6th and Jan 3rd-10th. Taking into account the North Sea flood of 2013 and we're clearly looking at, at the very least, two periods of linked storms separated by 10 days both giving rise to significant and at times sustained flooding across North West Europe.ImperatordeElysium 14:40, 8 February 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by ImperatordeElysium (talkcontribs)

Categories for discussion[edit]

Please see my proposal to rename Category:Dam disasters and its sub cats here. Opinions and comments welcome.--NortyNort (Holla) 22:33, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Complementary Infobox help[edit]

Hi. I'd like to share with you an idea to add the infobox, which can complement the information about natural disasters or military conflicts. I propose it on behalf of the UN OCHA and humanitarian community. This infobox standardize information about population affected by the emergency. The general idea is to fill this infobox together with infoboxes related to different disasters. But I'm not sure how to link them. I don't have big experience in creating templates, so I would appreciate your help and advice. If anyone can review the template I've created, I will be very grateful. Thanks Daria (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 13:48, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Help needed in a content dispute[edit]

We need some additional eyes on the article May 2014 San Diego County wildfires and its talk page. This is a heavily-viewed article about a current wildfire situation, but there only appear to be two of us watching it. I particularly need help with a content dispute, discussed at the talk page. The other editor insists on adding "arson" to the "ignition sources" in the infobox, even though the article contains no mention of arson, and no reliable or official source has claimed that any of these dozen or so fires were started by arson. I think it's important that we get this right but I don't want to edit war. Someone knowledgeable please take a look, evaluate the evidence and arguments, and weigh in. Thanks. --MelanieN (talk) 20:35, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

That content dispute has been resolved, but I would still appreciate some additional pairs of eyes on that article. --MelanieN (talk) 14:49, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Disaster Management at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost

The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:

Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 15:16, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Request for independant assessment of an article: Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 304[edit]

I am slowly working on improving this article, I've managed to locate an accident report and am slowly adding internal references based on the sources that I have direct access to. What I would like is an independant assessment of the article so that I know what needs to be done to further improve it. Graham1973 (talk) 08:40, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

2014 India – Pakistan floods[edit]

Please look into this article and rate it. Please also contribute towards the article. Naveed (talk) 19:40, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Felling mine disaster[edit]

The naming of the article "Felling mine disaster" is under discussion, see talk:Felling mine disaster -- (talk) 03:04, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

I have created Category:Disaster management articles needing expert attention, for making Category:Earthquakes articles needing expert attention a subcategory of it. Category:Disaster management articles needing expert attention might be populated in the future and might be of interest to your WikiProject. Iceblock (talk) 22:23, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Today's Featured Article discussion[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/2013 Rosario gas explosion. — Cirt (talk) 01:08, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Interview for The Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Disaster management for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Thanks, Rcsprinter123 (confess) @ 20:24, 19 December 2014 (UTC)