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Posted 08/30/2017   01:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Société internationale de sauvetage du Léman (SISL) is a Swiss/French organization of volunteers who rescue people in distress, primarily on and around Lake Geneva. It has been active since 1885.

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Posted 08/30/2017   01:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Danish organization of first responders Redningsvesenet was honored in a stamp of 1952. Their organization was founded in 1852.

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The Australian Post issued a set of flood stamps in 2011, the sale of which contributed to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal. They show photos taken during the Queensland flood. (Scan found on the Victorian Stamp Trader's page.)


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A herd of cattle is trapped on a slightly elevated roadway during the Hikuranga flood of 2007 on North Island, New Zealand.The white irregular contour on the right in the stamp appears to be the contour of Northland.

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An International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, 1990-200, was launched by the UN. The Decade was intended to reduce, through concerted international action, especially in developing countries, loss of life, poverty damage and social and economic disruption caused by natural disasters.


Flooding in Ethiopia, 2016.
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Posted 08/31/2017   04:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In 2013 vast areas of Germany were flooded along the Elbe river and its tributaries. The charity stamp has already appeared on an earlier page. These are special cancels which make the use of the stamp even more attractive.



Photo of Dresden Opera House.
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During the catastrophic flood of 1962 in the low-lands of northwestern Germany, which cost more than 300 lives, the army was called in to help with helicopters. This was also the case during the flood of 2013. Commemorative cover and cancellations (in the background of the newer one is the Cathedral of Magdeburg). Both floods involved the Elbe river.

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Two more special covers commemorating the great flood of 1962.




Collapsing levee at Neuenfeld; these levees were supposed to protect against storm surges along the mouth of the Elbe at Hamburg and Wilhelshaven.
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Posted 09/01/2017   12:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Volunteer stamp on a post card of a painting showing rescuers during a flood makes a good maxi-card. Does anyone know who did the artwork?
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The people of the Bahamas are used to flooding brought on by hurricanes, for example David in 1979, but I do hope they don't get more than what they are used to this season.

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Cuba issued a stamp in 1980 showing how important satellite pictures are for assessing the size and path of a hurricane, important information for being prepared. Photo of Irma taken this week from the space station.

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Mexico
20th Anniversary of the National Disaster Prevention Center
October 13, 2010
The stamp shows research on the forecasting of volcanic eruption.

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