Today in disaster resilience (22 June 2018)

disaster

Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

River flooding in north Georgia city http://www.macon.com/news/business/technology/article212175519.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

17 die in NE flood; situation grim in Assam, improves in 3 states https://www.rozanaspokesman.com/news/nation/170618/17-die-in-ne-flood-situation-grim-in-assam-improves-in-3-states.html

Turkey – 1 Missing After Floods in Manisa Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-manisa-province-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Myanmar – Record Rain Causes Floods and Landslides in Mon State http://floodlist.com/asia/mynamar-floods-mon-state-june-2018

USA – Damaging Floods Hit Michigan’s Upper Peninsula http://floodlist.com/america/usa/michigan-minnesota-wisconsin-june-2018

Mw 5.5 Earthquake Strikes Japan https://earthobservatory.sg/news/mw-55-earthquake-strikes-japan

At least 18 people have died in flooding in the department of Abidjan in the Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) http://floodlist.com/africa/ivory-coast-abidjan-floods-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

June floods kill 19, displace over 10,000 in Myanmar https://www.mmtimes.com/news/june-floods-kill-19-displace-over-10000.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Jun 2018: Fuego volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Aoba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69481/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Jun-2018-Fuego-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Aob.html

Moderately strong eruption at Telica volcano, Nicaragua https://watchers.news/2018/06/21/moderately-strong-eruption-at-telica-volcano-nicaragua/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Parts of southern Texas receive record-breaking June rainfall, worst flooding since Hurricane “Harvey” https://watchers.news/2018/06/21/southern-texas-flood-june-2018/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

Climate scientists are working hard to keep the apocalypse relevant https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2018/june/1527775200/lesley-hughes/when-planetary-catastrophe-your-day-job

Sea levels could rise three feet by 2100, study projects https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/sea-levels-could-rise-three-feet-by-2100-study-projects?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Antarctic ice shelf collapsing due to ice loss and ocean surges https://www.climateleadership.com.au/single-post/2018/06/14/Antarctic-ice-shelf-collapsing-due-to-ice-loss-and-ocean-surges

IPCC says ‘rapid and far-reaching’ measures required to combat climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/15/leaked-un-draft-report-warns-of-urgent-need-to-cut-global-warming?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Lifestyle changes and innovations could limit warming to 1.5°C https://www.climateleadership.com.au/single-post/2018/06/11/Lifestyle-changes-and-innovations-could-limit-warming-to-15%C2%B0C

Changing climate policy in Asia http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/06/16/changing-climate-policy-in-asia/

What saved the West Antarctic Ice Sheet 10,000 years ago will not save it today https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press-releases/what-saved-the-west-antarctic-ice-sheet-10-000-years-ago-will-not-save-it-today

Flooding from sea level rise threatens over 300,000 US coastal homes – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/17/sea-level-rise-impact-us-coastal-homes-study-climate-change

Climate Change May Already Be Hitting the Housing Market https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-climate-change-home-sales/

A storm of climate change migration is brewing in South Asia http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/06/17/a-storm-of-climate-change-migration-is-brewing-in-south-asia/

Cities face dramatic rise in heat, flood risks by 2050, researchers say http://news.trust.org/item/20180619193948-fyens/

On opposite sides of the levee: Flood berms divide river communities http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/on-opposite-sides-of-the-levee-flood-berms-divide-calgary-river-communities

Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years. Time is running out for the frozen continent https://theconversation.com/antarctica-has-lost-3-trillion-tonnes-of-ice-in-25-years-time-is-running-out-for-the-frozen-continent-98176

Which country is leading the EU’s fight against climate change? http://www.euronews.com/2018/06/17/which-country-is-leading-the-eu-s-fight-against-climate-change-

Meteorologists worldwide are wearing global warming-themed ties to raise awareness about climate change https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/06/21/why-are-over-100-television-meteorologists-around-the-world-wearing-this-tie/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.68bff8c83b28

Some rare good climate news: the fossil fuel industry is weaker than ever https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/21/climate-change-fossil-fuel-industry-never-been-weaker?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Science Connecting Extreme Weather to Climate Change https://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/global-warming/science-and-impacts/climate-attribution-science?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw#.WywrS9IzbIU

Climate change doesn’t have to be polarizing https://www.greenbiz.com/article/climate-change-doesnt-have-be-polarizing

Australian firms told to catch up on climate change risk checks https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/18/australian-firms-told-to-catch-up-on-climate-change-risk-checks

Disaster risk reduction

Tsunamis could hit in any of New Zealand’s major lakes https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/104716329/tsunamis-could-hit-in-any-of-new-zealands-major-lakes

The third edition of the World Atlas of Desertification (WAD3) http://wad.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

Poverty is both a driver and consequence of disasters, and the processes that further disaster risk related poverty are permeated with inequality https://www.preventionweb.net/risk/poverty-inequality

Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications for US Coastal Real Estate https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/sea-level-rise-chronic-floods-and-us-coastal-real-estate-implications#.WygYPU0h1Ms

Human-Caused Disasters Are also a Threat http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/human-caused-disasters-are-also-a-threat.html

The 2013/14 Thames Basin Floods: Do Improved Meteorological Forecasts Lead to More Skillful Hydrological Forecasts at Seasonal Time Scales? https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/JHM-D-17-0182.1

As extreme weather intensified by climate change batters our societies and economies, early warning is becoming more important http://news.trust.org//item/20180618070349-mswgr/

‘Enhancing the predictability of seasonal streamflow with a statistical‐dynamical approach’ https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018GL077945

Volcanoes make music https://earther.com/volcanoes-make-music-that-could-reveal-their-secrets-1826825544

Artificial Intelligence in the service of urban flooding prevention https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/news/artificial-intelligence-service-urban-flooding-prevention

How digital advances help insurers respond faster https://www.dig-in.com/opinion/how-digital-advances-help-insurers-respond-faster

Hurricanes, floods and volcanoes bring Americas together to tackle risk http://news.trust.org/item/20180620121343-dk2o7

Hurricane-Proof Homes Are Real. Why Isn’t Anyone Buying Them? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-06-20/hurricane-proof-homes-are-real-why-isn-t-anyone-buying-them

Betting on Disaster: Why Risk Management Is a Leadership Issue http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/companies-prep-natural-disasters/

Major insurer says Houston must take bold action to prepare for future flooding, hurricanes https://www.zurichna.com/en/knowledge/articles/2018/06/houston-and-hurricane-harvey-a-call-to-action

New Orleans area levee system ‘high risk,’ and ‘minimally acceptable’, Corps says https://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2018/05/doubts_remain_about_safety_of.html

Significant benefits could be achieved by the EU and its Member States by addressing the gaps and barriers in the area of the fight against terrorism https://www.rand.org/pubs/external_publications/EP67618.html?adbsc=social_20180621_2403741&adbid=1009910336651005952&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

Building Back Better: How to Cut Natural Disaster Losses by a Third http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2018/06/18/building-back-better-how-to-cut-natural-disaster-losses-by-a-third?cid=SURR_TT_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Urban resilience plan for Beirut https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/Results%20in%20Resilience%20-%20Urban%20Resilience%20Master%20Plan%20in%20Beirut%20-%20final.pdf

Weather Forecast by Google in India: Government to Team up With Tech Giant Google for Flood Forecasting to Help Inhabitants https://www.latestly.com/india/weather-forecast-by-google-in-india-government-to-team-up-with-tech-giant-google-for-flood-forecasting-to-help-inhabitants-221172.html

UNOSAT Supports Disaster Risk Reduction in Djibouti After Tropical Cyclone Sagar http://unitar.org/unosat-supports-disaster-risk-reduction-djibouti-after-tropical-cyclone-sagar

 

Emergency Management

With 5G vital messages could hop from device to device, reaching the citizens in the affected area, even if the mobile network is down http://www.i-react.eu/connection-not-lost-how-the-next-generation-of-mobiles-could-help-us-against-disasters/

Trouble-hit nuclear reactor in Saga resumes operations http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/123185.php

FEMA’s fall and redemption—applied narrative analysis https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-07-2017-0163?journalCode=dpm

Top 10 Benefits of Emergency Notification Systems https://medium.com/simplycast-feed/top-10-benefits-of-emergency-notification-systems-53b14a8920ac

These Robots For Rescue Operations Amidst Disasters https://interestingengineering.com/video/these-robots-for-rescue-operations-amidst-disasters

Frequency of Major Disaster Exercises – They don’t happen enough to maintain readiness http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/frequency-of-major-disaster-exercises.html

Calgary flood: 5 years later – Photos show dramatic changes from then to now https://globalnews.ca/news/4259407/calgary-2013-flooding-photos-then-versus-2018/

Grenfell inquiry shown speed at which fire spread beyond flat https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/19/grenfell-inquiry-shown-speed-at-which-fire-spread-beyond-flat-thermal-footage-kitchen

What We Don’t Know About State Spending on Natural Disasters Could Cost Us http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/2018/06/19/what-we-dont-know-about-state-spending-on-natural-disasters-could-cost-us?utm_campaign=governing&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=flowchart

After volcano eruption, Guatemalans lead their own disaster recovery https://theconversation.com/after-volcano-eruption-guatemalans-lead-their-own-disaster-recovery-98415

Gaps Identified as Early Warning Systems Work Advances http://www.bb.undp.org/content/barbados/en/home/presscenter/articles/2018/06/gaps-identified-as-early-warning-systems-work-advances.html#.Wyu9iSBr7AE.twitter

Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat looms https://apnews.com/a99551194b144db490b25c7f0e6d46fd/Many-in-Puerto-Rico-still-under-tarps-as-storm-threat-looms?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

 

“Strategies for driving through floodwaters should educate both males and females on when it is safe to drive through floodwaters and when it is not” http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/dis-the-flood-related-behaviour-of-river-users-in-australia/

Residents of Sydney (USA) ‘flood zone’ hold community meeting https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/residents-of-sydney-flood-zone-hold-community-meeting-1.3976605#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=Kv3K2HZ

Shouting ‘Fire!’ in the Burning West https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/opinion/wildfire-west-yellowstone.html

The Real Life Impact of Flooding | Victims’ Stories | U.K https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uA3P2o6pw4

Fostering children’s participation in DRR with Minecraft and LEGO https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Fostering-children-s-participation-in-DRR-with-Minecraft-and-LEGO

Fantastic Failure: Facilitation Flops in a Post-Fire World https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fantastic-failure-facilitation-flops-post-fire-world/

Public warning in Chile http://eena.org/publications/public-warning-in-chile#.Wyn7WE0h1Mt

Why Community-level Resilience? http://www.i-s-e-t.org/single-post/2018/05/31/Why-community-level-resilience

How stories can help communicate volcanic risk to communities https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/how-stories-can-help-communicate-volcanic-risk-communities?cid=SURR_TT_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Launch: Building Child-focused Community Preparedness & Resilience Toolkit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6sxIIoKYCY&feature=youtu.be

In partnership with community leaders, the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative analyzed, recommended and implemented procedures, training, and guidance to help build child-focused community resilience to disasters https://rcrctoolbox.org/

Participatory efforts such as ‘home-to-school’ mapping exercises and other collaborative activities were spearheaded by the Thessaloniki Municipality to rapidly crowdsource information in high-risk zones http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2018/06/20/in-thessaloniki-citizen-engagement-and-open-data-play-key-role-protecting-against-natural-disasters

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Using Twitter data to provide qualitative insights into pandemics and epidemics http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/20367/

Mary Meeker internet trends http://www.kpcb.com/internet-trends

Hurricane Maria – While social media played an important role in bringing people together or catalyzing relief action from existing networks, their impact depended on the cultural mesh and social ties underpinning it https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/33582-connection-in-the-time-of-almost-cholera

Flooded With Data: Hurricane Harvey Shows the Rising Value of Social Media Content https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/89092-flooded-with-data-hurricane-harvey-shows-the-rising-value-of-social-media-content?ajs_uid=0018G2653790I1E&ajs_trait_oebid=3782E0258467B1M

Biases Make People Vulnerable to Misinformation Spread by Social Media https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biases-make-people-vulnerable-to-misinformation-spread-by-social-media/

 

Psychology and Disasters

Why do people continue to live in areas vulnerable to flooding and other natural hazards? https://journalistsresource.org/studies/environment/climate-change/relocation-climate-change-flooding-research

Following the Kaikōura earthquake, researchers surveyed residents to find out how they responded to the tsunami threat. They found people were confused about whether they should evacuate or not https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/News-and-updates/In-the-Media/Tsunami-evacuation-after-the-Kaikoura-Earthquake-Understanding-community-behaviour-in-Petone-and-Eastbourne-21-06-2018

 

Sociology and Disasters

What happens after a disaster? https://discoversociety.org/2017/10/04/what-happens-after-a-disaster/

Portugal’s wildfire that broke a community https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44438505

Designing neighbourhoods with residents is good for community cohesion and resilience https://resilientmelbourne.com.au/resilient-communities/

Transformations for Resilient Rural Futures: The Case of Kaikōura, Aotearoa-New Zealand http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/6/1952

In Puerto Rico, a new hurricane season threatens the elderly http://news.trust.org/item/20180614110011-gi4v4/

Building the Resilience of the Poor in the Face of Natural Disasters https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/25335

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Today in disaster resilience (15 June 2018)

disaster

Please find below links to recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Hospital hit by flash floods as unit steeped in six inches of water https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/hospital-hit-flash-floods-unit-14771221

Colorado Blaze Continues to Grow; Entire San Juan National Forest to Close https://weather.com/safety/wildfires/news/2018-06-02-416-fire-colorado-ute-park-fire-new-mexico-aliso-fire-california?cm_ven=T_WX_JE_61118_2

Mexico – Flash Floods in Jalisco State as Hurricane Bud Intensifies http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-jalisco-june-2018-hurricane-bud?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

France – Record Rain Causes Floods and Landslides in Paris and North http://floodlist.com/europe/france-record-rain-floods-paris-north-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Myanmar and Bangladesh – Torrential Rain Triggers Deadly Flooding and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-bangladesh-rohingya-monsoon-floods-june-2018

Deadly landslides hit Bangladesh again, just one year after its ‘worst landslides in history’ https://watchers.news/2018/06/12/deadly-landslides-hit-bangladesh-again-just-one-year-after-its-worst-landslides-in-history/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Deep sub-tropical low hits New Zealand, wreaking havoc across North Island https://watchers.news/2018/06/12/deep-sub-tropical-low-hits-new-zealand-wreaking-havoc-across-north-island/

Kilauea destroys 600 homes, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times https://watchers.news/2018/06/08/kilauea-destroys-600-homes-marking-its-most-destructive-eruption-in-modern-times/

Wildfires Unfurl in Colorado, Spurring Evacuations and Closing a National Forest https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/us/colorado-wildfires-forest.html

Europe – Floods in Switzerland, Italy and Germany After 50mm of Rain in 1 Hour http://floodlist.com/europe/europe-floods-switzerland-italy-germany-12-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Heavy rain triggers flood in Assam, several villages affected https://www.time8.in/new-heavy-rain-triggers-flood-in-assam-several-villages-affected/

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Jun 2018: Dukono volcano, Agung, Kilauea, Yasur, Galeras, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69385/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Jun-2018-Dukono-volcano-Agung-Kilauea-Yasur-Galeras-Sakurajima.html

Flooding in parts of Cape Town as cold front hits the Mother City http://www.enca.com/south-africa/flooding-in-parts-of-cape-town-as-cold-front-hits-the-mother-city?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Understanding Sea Level Rise https://www.sciline.org/media-briefings-blog/sea-level-rise

The dangers of disaster-driven response to climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0208-8.epdf?

Projecting the Likely Rise of Future Heat Impacts Under Climate Change for Selected Urban Locations in South and Southeast Asia http://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-sheltering-series-9

Making the Connection: Climate Changes Health https://apha.org/climate-changes-health

Ideas: a simple proposal to improve the contribution of IPCC WG1 to the assessment and communication of climate change risk https://www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/esd-2018-36/

‘Just plain common sense’: Hawaii Governor adopts most ambitious climate laws in U.S. https://thinkprogress.org/hawaii-now-has-the-most-ambitious-climate-law-in-the-united-states-7392d5d061cf/

Few Southeast Cities Have Climate Targets, but That’s Slowly Changing https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11062018/cities-pollution-carbon-footprint-climate-action-renewable-energy-investment-sustainability-report

A Just Dystopia: Climate Activism Must Include Planning for the Worst-Case Scenario https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/06/12/just-dystopia-climate-activism-must-include-planning-worst-case-scenario

Disaster on the Horizon: The Price Effect of Sea Level Rise https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3073842

Short-term changes in Antarctica’s ice shelves are key to predicting their long-term fate https://theconversation.com/short-term-changes-in-antarcticas-ice-shelves-are-key-to-predicting-their-long-term-fate-95207?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Rate of ice loss In Antarctica is now three times faster than it was prior to 2012 https://earther.com/antarctica-is-losing-an-unfathomable-amount-of-ice-1826799202

To forecast winter rainfall in the Southwest USA, look to New Zealand in the summer https://news.uci.edu/2018/06/13/to-forecast-winter-rainfall-in-the-southwest-look-to-new-zealand-in-the-summer/

Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years. Time is running out for the frozen continent https://theconversation.com/antarctica-has-lost-3-trillion-tonnes-of-ice-in-25-years-time-is-running-out-for-the-frozen-continent-98176

Ocean waves and lack of floating ice can trigger Antarctic ice shelves to disintegrate https://theconversation.com/ocean-waves-and-lack-of-floating-ice-can-trigger-antarctic-ice-shelves-to-disintegrate-98177

Let’s have a worthy debate about sea level rise http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/391548-lets-have-a-worthy-debate-about-sea-level-rise

Article on rising heat http://news.trust.org/shorthand/risingheat/

Germany to miss 2020 climate target, government concedes in official report http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/06/12/germany-miss-2020-climate-target-government-concedes-official-report/

How to save Antarctica (and the rest of Earth too) https://phys.org/news/2018-06-antarctica-rest-earth.html

Alien Anthropocene: How Would Other Worlds Battle Climate Change? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/alien-anthropocene-how-would-other-worlds-battle-climate-change/

Antarctic Ocean Discovery Warns of Faster Global Warming http://www.climatecentral.org/news/antarctic-ocean-discovery-warns-of-faster-global-warming-21865

Gender dynamics in a changing climate: How gender and adaptive capacity affect resilience https://careclimatechange.org/publications/gender-dynamics-changing-climate/

The NSW town that’s running out of water https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/06/14/11/04/coonabarabran-the-nsw-town-thats-running-out-of-water

 

Disaster risk reduction

Huge economic loss from mega-quakes http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/123119.php

Fixing flood insurance http://www.milkenreview.org/articles/fixing-flood-insurance?IssueID=28#.Wx6TXqmuBlQ.twitter

Unified theory for stochastic modelling of hydroclimatic processes: Preserving marginal distributions, correlation structures, and intermittency https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309170817309892

Why Guatemala’s Volcano Has Been More Deadly Than Hawaii’s https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/08/science/volcano-guatemala-hawaii.html?linkId=52881585

IMD to forecast floods using new system, soil study data http://ddnews.gov.in/national/imd-forecast-floods-using-new-system-soil-study-data

Fire Research in Australia’s fire-prone heathlands https://mailchi.mp/feca3e484f42/fire-research-in-se-queensland-lots-more-in-seqfbc-enews-sit-back-with-a-coffee-as-there-is-so-much-in-this-issue

Iowa City growth, policies show remnants of 2008 flood’s ripple effect a decade later https://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/local/2018/06/11/iowa-city-2008-river-water-floods-effect-policies/659814002/

10 Most Hazardous Countries For Volcanoes https://www.livescience.com/50451-10-hazardous-countries-volcanoes.html

Grace Poe seeks creation of unit to mind disaster risk management https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/06/11/grace-poe-seeks-creation-of-unit-to-mind-disaster-risk-management/

“Disasters are neither natural nor conflict-neutral” https://www.zilient.org/article/ignoring-conflict-undercuts-disaster-protection-efforts-researchers-warn

Forecasting hazards, averting disasters: implementing forecast-based early action at scale https://www.odi.org/publications/11069-forecasting-hazards-averting-disasters-implementing-forecast-based-early-action-scale

Surface Rupture of Multiple Crustal Faults in the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura, New Zealand, Earthquake https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/bssa/article-abstract/532017/surface-rupture-of-multiple-crustal-faults-in-the#.WyAXXbEXNQw.twitter

More Rain, More Development Spell Disaster For Some U.S. Cities https://www.npr.org/2018/06/11/616944110/more-rain-more-development-spell-disaster-for-some-u-s-cities?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=atc&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180611

Hurricane Maria – Lessons Learned http://www.physicalplanning.gov.dm/images/hurricane_maria_lessons_learned.pdf

On the coastlines of America, many home buyers are ignoring the new realities of storms and floods https://psmag.com/environment/underestimated-flood-risk-could-crash-the-housing-market

3 Factors That Make Flooding in South America Worse http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/3-Factors-That-Make-Flooding-in-South-America-Worse/

Adaptive management for urban flood risk https://floodresilience.net/blogs/go-with-the-flow-adaptive-management-for-urban-flood-risk

Building Transboundary Flood Resilience in Nepal and India https://lwr.org/lwr-tbr-building-resilience-in-nepal-india

Landslide risk in a changing climate, and what that means for Europe’s roads https://blogs.egu.eu/geolog/2018/06/13/geosciences-column-landslide-risk-in-a-changing-climate-and-what-that-means-for-europes-roads/

Why is it that property and economic losses associated with extreme events in “nature” continue to rise even while relevant knowledge and understanding has also greatly increased? https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/a-world-of-disasters-knowing-more-and-losing-more

Climatization: A critical perspective of framing disasters as climate change events https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096315000327

How do you define Terrorism? https://www.rand.org/blog/2018/06/how-do-you-define-terrorism.html?adbsc=social_20180613_2400171&adbid=1007010729273094144&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

Is volcanic activity on the rise? http://www.newsweek.com/volcanic-activity-rise-high-profile-eruptions-dont-signal-increase-volcanism-970927?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter

Gridlike cities retain more heat https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610816/gridlike-cities-retain-more-heat/

Relaxed rules in flood plain help homeowners, but could have consequences later https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Relaxed-rules-in-flood-plain-help-homeowners-but-12992389.php

About the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKSvswM6IcA

Extreme fire behaviour – reconstructing the Waroona fire to find out why it was so dangerous https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/48?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=haznote48

Scientists are turning to the knowledge of traditional people for a deeper understanding of natural hazards https://e360.yale.edu/features/native-knowledge-what-ecologists-are-learning-from-indigenous-people

Calgary faces 3.9% chance of ‘1-in-100-year’ flood before major mitigation is built http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-flood-elbow-river-mitigation-five-year-anniversary-1.4702742

Chennai’s topography, along with civic apathy, official lethargy and a complete disregard for its natural floodplains see the city reeling under severe waterlogging every year http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/flood-free-chennai

 

Emergency Management

How will New Yorkers power through future hurricanes? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/58197?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Final report: Harvey’s impact on Houston area laid out in grim detail https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Harvey-s-impact-on-Houston-area-in-grim-detail-12969537.php

State officials want to know how much damage remains from Hurricane Harvey https://www.texastribune.org/2018/06/06/University-of-texas-survey-damage-hurricane-harvey/

Typhoon Haiyan – the king of tropical cyclones http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/products/tc_realtime/storm.asp?storm_identifier=WP312013

A new report demonstrated how drones can come to the rescue in disasters https://phys.org/news/2018-06-highlights-drones-good-society.html

Suitability of the early warning systems and temporary housing for the elderly population in the immediacy and transitional recovery phase of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918306198

911 Center a Critical Link to Public Safety http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-911-Center-a-Critical-Link-to-Public-Safety.html

Airbnb Is Using Its Platform To Provide Housing During Natural Disasters https://studybreaks.com/news-politics/airbnb-natural-disasters/

Technological tools provide protection agencies with services that offer real-time information before, during, and after the disaster situation http://www.i-react.eu/i-react-tests-its-technology-against-floods-in-ipswich/

Alternative deployment models for the fire service https://www.firechief.com/2018/06/11/alternative-deployment-models-for-the-fire-service/#.WyA3K5y8DL0.twitter

Avoiding Unintended Consequences in Disaster Recovery http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/avoiding-unintended-consequences-in-disaster-recovery.html

Changes in Human Well-being and Rural Livelihoods Under Natural Disasters https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800917318505

As storms become stronger, safety instructions for threats can be contradictory https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/run-or-hide-forecasters-struggle-with-warnings-as-disasters-change/?amp;text=

The review looked at the effectiveness and consistency of current flood plans produced by Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) in England https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/multi-agency-flood-plan-mafp-review

New Firefighting Helicopter Technology Tested in California https://www.kqed.org/science/1925580/new-firefighting-helicopter-technology-tested-in-california?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

U.S. disaster-response force stretched thin as hurricane season starts https://in.reuters.com/article/us-usa-disaster-fema-insight/u-s-disaster-response-force-stretched-thin-as-hurricane-season-starts-idINKBN1J91C8

New Michigan State University study that is the first to focus on the “livelihood portfolio” of families when evaluating disaster recovery https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2018/new-study-focuses-on-disaster-recovery/

Grenfell Tower victims remembered one year on https://news.sky.com/story/grenfell-tower-victims-remembered-one-year-on-11404797?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter

Introduction to Emergency Management https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780128030646

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

 

Master of Disaster and Emergency Response http://www.ecu.edu.au/degrees/courses/master-of-disaster-and-emergency-response

Students can play an active role in their own emergency response http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2018/06/11/tsunami-drills-in-thailand-show-that-students-can-play-an-active-role-in-their-own-emergency-response-.html

Why you should write down an emergency plan http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2018/06/05/write-emergency-plan/

Using stories to help recover from floods in Houston https://catapult.co/stories/wrack-line-life-after-hurricane-harvey-in-houstonians-own-words

Monetary incentives to get people to prepare for the hurricane season http://floridarevenue.com/DisasterPrep/Pages/default.aspx

Geoscience Communication – Building bridges, not walls https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/1/2018/

Public drop-in events have been organised in June for people affected by flooding in Sparkhill and Selly Park https://www.gov.uk/government/news/supporting-flooded-communities-in-sparkhill-and-selly-park

Gamification Science, Its History and Future: Definitions and a Research Agenda http://journals.sagepub.com/stoken/default+domain/10.1177/1046878118774385-free/full?hootPostID=de98e395568e1a666aeebb5db50614cd

The hardest part of preparing for disasters is overcoming human nature https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/26/17321100/the-big-ones-natural-disasters-lucy-jones-earthquakes-hurricanes-volcanoes-floods

Recognition is overdue that young people are citizens who already contribute to community flood response and so need to be more explicitly consulted and included in the development of flood risk management https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1353829217310511

Survey: Majority of pet owners unprepared for upcoming disaster https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/survey-majority-of-pet-owners-unprepared-for-upcoming-disaster/

“To help audiences live through floods, journalists need to keep themselves alive first” https://www.sej.org/publications/tipsheet/do-journalists-need-come-out-rain

Climate Information for Those Who Need It Most: Contributions of a Participatory Systems Mapping Approach in Niger https://www.climatelinks.org/sites/default/files/asset/document/2018_CISRI_Climate-Information-Participatory-Systems-Mapping-Approach-Niger.pdf

Organizations are partnering with local emergency managers to work on community wildfire resilience https://fireadaptednetwork.org/are-you-partnering-with-your-emergency-manager-four-stories-to-demonstrate-why-you-should-be/

Partnerships facilitate lasting wins for communities https://www.herald.co.zw/partnerships-key-to-societal-priorities/

You Can Now Search For Addresses Across 750 Million Years Of Earth’s History https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/06/you-can-now-search-for-addresses-across-750-million-years-of-earths-history/

Exhibition aims to collect memories of flooding in Leicester https://news.leicester.gov.uk/news-articles/2018/june/exhibition-aims-to-collect-memories-of-flooding-in-leicester/

Pyroclastic flows: the hazard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-f7JxMfS9Y&list=PLfQrRLVgrlwjIEeiAivbQ-Kl39E5RbdiX&index=1

Cedar Rapids Dedicates Memorial 10 Years After Record Flood http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cedar-rapids-dedicates-memorial-10-years-after-record-flood#stream/0

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Proceedings – 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management https://iscram2018.rit.edu/sites/rit.edu.iscram2018/files/docs/2018_ISCRAM_Conference_Proceedings.pdf

How Social Media Exploits Our Moral Emotions http://nautil.us/blog/how-social-media-exploits-our-moral-emotions

 

Psychology and Disasters

“Flooded household members experienced significantly higher worry and stress” https://www.intactcentreclimateadaptation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/After-The-Flood.pdf

Findings pioneer the relevance of nostalgia as source of comfort in adverse weather http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0146167218756030

Grenfell Tower fire: How are children getting on now? http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/44456172

 

Sociology and Disasters

Engaging culture in disaster risk reduction, response, and recovery presents promise and problems http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2018/06/07/what-can-we-learn-from-practitioners-stories/

Strong Social Networks are Key to Turning Around Communities https://ssir.org/articles/entry/strong_social_networks_are_key_to_turning_around_communities#

Network Effectiveness in Neighborhood Collaborations https://www.mdrc.org/publication/network-effectiveness-neighborhood-collaborations

How Guatemala has dealt with volcanoes over the centuries https://theconversation.com/how-guatemala-has-dealt-with-volcanoes-over-the-centuries-97817

Living with disasters: social capital for disaster governance https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/disa.12257

Learning to build disaster resilience by identifying several factors that affect displacement: social networks, homeownership and area of employment https://news.gsu.edu/research-magazine/spring2018/the-gathering-storm?

Community vulnerability and resilience in disaster risk reduction: an example from Phojal Nalla, Himachal Pradesh, India https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-018-1326-6

 

My latest blog post – Flood risk management: how to engage with communities https://disasterece.com/2018/06/14/flood-risk-management-how-to-engage-with-communities/

Today in disaster resilience (8 June 2018)

Disaster

Please find links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Three people trapped by lava airlifted to safety near Hawaii volcano https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/three-people-trapped-by-lava-airlifted-to-safety-near-hawaii-volcano-idUSKCN1IZ0WR?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b145de604d3017fcb99f03c&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Guatemala volcano blankets nearby villages with ash http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/nation-world/article212456399.html

Death toll in Oman, Yemen from Cyclone Mekunu rises to 30 https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/death-toll-in-oman-yemen-from-cyclone-mekunu-rises-to-30/story-n978yAeQSDJscsFmDPBpSL.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Spain – Flood Rescues After Heavy Rain Hits Valencia, Albacete and Murcia http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-valencia-albacete-murcia-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

France – Evacuations After Storms and Floods in Brittany http://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-brittany-june-2018

USA – Flood Emergency Declared in West Virginia http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flood-emergency-west-virginia-june-2018Volcan de Fuego 2018 https://www.volcanocafe.org/volcan-de-fuego-2018/

Guatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44350974

 

Guatemala volcano: Search after deadly eruption https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44363444

Tajikistan – Floods in South Leave 6 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/tajikistan-floods-khatlon-may-2018

India – Flooding and Deadly Landslide in Mizoram http://floodlist.com/asia/india-flooding-and-deadly-landslide-in-mizoram

Vietnam – Landslides and Flooding Destroy Houses and Leave 1 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-landslides-june-2018

Europe – Flash Floods Hit South West France and Northern Spain http://floodlist.com/europe/floods-aquitaine-france-catalonia-spain-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Earthquake and ash eruption hit Kilauea volcano http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/nation-world/national/article212718554.html

Large fire ravages Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, tons of water poured in by planes https://www.rt.com/news/428807-chernobyl-exclusion-zone-fire/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How Climate Change Ignites Wildfires From California to South Africa https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-wildfires-2573967514.html

Does global warming make tropical cyclones stronger? http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2018/05/does-global-warming-make-tropical-cyclones-stronger/

State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018 https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29687?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Limiting global warming to 2 degrees now ‘aspirational’: scientists https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/limiting-global-warming-to-2-degrees-now-aspirational-scientists-20180604-p4zjeb.html

South Australia rides renewables boom to become electricity exporter https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jun/05/south-australia-rides-renewables-boom-to-become-electricity-exporter?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Norfolk Wants to Remake Itself as Sea Level Rises, but Who Will Be Left Behind? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/15052018/norfolk-virginia-navy-sea-level-rise-flooding-urban-planning-poverty-coastal-resilience?platform=hootsuite

The World Is Dangerously Lowballing The Economic Cost Of Climate Change, Study Finds https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/climate-change-cost_us_5b11bc9de4b010565aac04fa

Why India’s approach to climate change is missing the point https://qz.com/1294417/climate-change-is-ravaging-india-but-ordinary-indians-are-doing-very-little-about-it/

Renewable energy capacity set to exceed target Federal Government said was impossible http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-18/renewable-energy-capacity-to-exceed-impossible-target/9667870

This tool shows you which cities will flood as ice sheets melt https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/06/this-nasa-tool-can-tell-you-which-melting-glacier-may-flood-your-city/

Earth’s Average CO2 Levels Cross 410 ppm for the First Month Ever https://www.ecowatch.com/earth-co2-levels-fossil-fuels-2565799028.html

Report: US high-tide flooding twice what it was 30 years ago https://apnews.com/c833043446364ee4937433ed5c0b2180/Report:-US-high-tide-flooding-twice-what-it-was-30-years-ago

Volunteers who have been monitoring glaciers for generations are firsthand witnesses to a warming Arctic landscape https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/the-icelandic-families-tracking-climate-change-with-measuring-tape/562184/

Media and Climate Change Observatory http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/icecaps/research/media_coverage/index.html

Map of the world during the last ice age (21,000 years ago) https://sta.sh/01andzseyoey

Managed retreat; unpacking the ‘black box’ https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Edge/Managed-retreat-unpacking-the-black-box

Thanks to global warming-induced sea-level rise, coastal waters are increasingly spilling into communities https://grist.org/article/noaa-like-2017-2018-will-be-a-record-year-for-floods/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Weathering the Storm: Building Community Resilience in Environmental Justice Communities https://blog.ucsusa.org/science-blogger/weathering-the-storm-building-community-resilience-in-environmental-justice-communities

Jersey towns compete for bragging rights over flood proofing https://whyy.org/articles/jersey-towns-compete-for-bragging-rights-over-flood-proofing/

Become a Certified Floodplain Manager http://www.floods.org/index.asp?menuID=215&firstlevelmenuID=180&siteID=1

A St. Augustine man has developed a unique way to protect home’s from a storm from storm surge and debris during a hurricane https://www.news4jax.com/weather/hurricane/st-augustine-man-creates-hurricane-panels-to-protect-from-storm-surge?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Street Grids May Make Cities Hotter https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/04/street-grids-may-make-cities-hotter/558845/?utm_source=twb

Floods are not “natural” disasters outside our control—we can reduce the impacts and risks if we resolve to https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/05/america-is-flooding-and-its-our-fault/561605/

Cheap property, expensive risk: living on the path of destruction https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/cheap-property-expensive-risk-living-on-the-path-of-destruction-20180531-p4zilt.html

Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption Draws Scientific Interest https://www.npr.org/2018/05/30/615486399/hawaiis-volcanic-eruption-draws-scientific-interest?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

After floods, some people in this neighborhood decided not to rebuild https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/05/when-people-decide-against-rebuilding/?popupally_stop=subscriber

Hurricane season is officially here. How much damage will 2018 bring? https://www.ajc.com/weather/hurricane-season-officially-here-how-much-damage-will-2018-bring/awpmmMjEejg1Kbdipw3NmN/

Researchers decipher readings from January’s Montecito, California landslide to determine details of disaster’s scale and location https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/05/30/seismometer-readings-could-offer-debris-flow-early-warning/

Looking forward: Chief Resilience Officers share their hopes for the next 5 years http://www.100resilientcities.org/looking-forward-chief-resilience-officers-share-their-hopes-for-the-next-5-years/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=blog

Government-backed home flood insurance coming to Canada? https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/government-backed-home-flood-insurance-coming-canada-1004132447/

Seismometer Readings Could Offer Debris Flow Early Warning http://www.caltech.edu/news/seismometer-readings-could-offer-debris-flow-early-warning-82393

Poland joins Resilient Cities Campaign https://www.unisdr.org/archive/58588

Wildfire Risk Increase http://www.climatesignals.org/climate-signals/wildfire-risk-increase?utm_content=buffer2dd40&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Anniversary of historic floods in Germany: What is the best protection against flooding? https://www.munichre.com/topics-online/en/2018/06/flood-europe

In 2016/17, 11% of new homes in England and Wales were built within areas of high flood risk https://www.propertywire.com/news/uk/rise-homes-built-flood-risk-land-green-belt-england-wales/

Natural Flood Management Network launched http://www.hutton.ac.uk/news/natural-flood-management-network-launched

Mt Ruapehu crater lake warming up, rise in volcanic tremor https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/104493902/mt-ruapehu-crater-lake-warming-up-rise-in-volcanic-tremor

Could some quakes come with warning signals? Researchers’ Alaskan findings could have implications for New Zealand https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12064935

Revealed: the areas building the most new homes in flood zones https://www.lgcplus.com/services/housing/revealed-the-areas-building-the-most-homes-on-flood-zones/7024731.article

Renaturalizing Floodplains http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=84952&utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=chenling

Hurricanes are moving more slowly than they used to. That means storms are dumping more rain and doing more damage when they make landfall https://www.npr.org/2018/06/06/616814022/hurricanes-are-moving-more-slowly-which-means-more-damage

Jacksonville resilient after Great Fire. But what about Great Flood? http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20180602/mark-woods-jacksonville-resilient-after-great-fire-but-what-about-great-flood

Latest version of Disaster Prevention and Management https://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/27/3

The 2018 Storm Surge Report https://www.corelogic.com/insights/storm-surge-report.aspx?WT.mc_id=crlg_180601_y2m5Q

A 1,000-year flood in Maryland shows the big problem with so much asphalt https://grist.org/article/a-1000-year-flood-in-maryland-shows-the-big-problem-with-so-much-asphalt/

Understanding Risk (UR) is an open and global community of more than 6,500 experts and practitioners in the field of disaster risk assessment https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/Understanding%20Risk%20SOI.pdf

From Kilauea to Fuego: three things you should know about volcano risk https://theconversation.com/from-kilauea-to-fuego-three-things-you-should-know-about-volcano-risk-97775?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

thinkWhere Innovation Helps Manage Disasters in Cambodia https://gisgig.com/2018/06/06/thinkwhere-innovation-helps-manage-disasters-in-cambodia/

Scientists compiled a database of all recorded volcanic fatalities since 1500 https://www.sciencenews.org/article/worlds-deadliest-volcanoes-and-how-they-kill

Thousands of tarmacked driveways blamed for Birmingham flooding https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/thousands-tarmacked-driveways-blamed-birmingham-14750233

Using the hard lessons of a disaster to build resilience for the next event https://www.zurich.com/en/knowledge/articles/2018/06/how-hard-lessons-strengthen-resilience-against-disasters

Monitoring Urban Floods Using Remote Sensing https://arset.gsfc.nasa.gov/disasters/webinars/urban-flooding-18?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=urban_flooding

What precipitation is extreme? http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6393/1072

Hidroituango: the potential for extremely large landslides? https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/06/06/hidroituango-8/

Satellites can help provide flood warnings https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/04/26/satellites-could-further-help-mitigate-river-floods/

After spring floods, Nairobi moves to cut disaster risks https://www.zilient.org/article/after-spring-floods-nairobi-moves-cut-disaster-risks

 

Emergency Management

Study Estimates Prolonged Increase in Puerto Rican Death Rate After Hurricane Maria https://fxb.harvard.edu/2018/05/29/study-estimates-prolonged-increase-in-puerto-rican-death-rate-after-hurricane-maria/

The death toll can be difficult to assess in the aftermath of a major disaster such as Hurricane Maria https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1803972

Disaster Relief Via Drone https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/disaster-medicine/73183

Millions of older people with disabilities risk being excluded from humanitarian assistance http://www.helpage.org/newsroom/latest-news/millions-of-older-people-with-disabilities-risk-being-excluded-from-humanitarian-assistance-new-helpage-report-reveals/

NSW Firefighter successfully appeals against demotion https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/nsw-firefighter-successfully-appeals-against-demotion/

A spate of record-breaking storms has spurred a call for expanding the hurricane scale for better warnings that could save lives https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02062018/hurricane-season-2018-noaa-storm-forecast-global-warming-atlantic-ocean-temperature-new-category-6

Horn of Africa burdened with crisis after crisis https://www.devex.com/news/horn-of-africa-burdened-with-crisis-after-crisis-92839

Spring 2018 edition of HazNet on Fire http://haznet.ca/editors-note-spring-2018/

In the fire-scarred Wine Country, new help for the blind in disasters https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/In-the-fire-scarred-Wine-Country-new-help-for-12964498.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go? http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-california-earthquake-refugee-arizona-20180603-story.html

Are wildfires ‘natural’? https://fireadaptednetwork.org/science-tuesday-naturally-human/?platform=hootsuite

New resilience organization at FEMA aims to build ‘culture of preparedness’ https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/2018/06/new-resilience-organization-at-fema-aims-to-build-culture-of-preparedness/

Dial for help: The surprise hotline helping quake survivors in Papua New Guinea https://www.irinnews.org/news/2018/05/07/dial-help-surprise-hotline-helping-quake-survivors-papua-new-guinea?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

How corruption slows disaster recovery https://theconversation.com/how-corruption-slows-disaster-recovery-96832?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Quantifying Disaster Deaths http://www.disaster-ology.com/home/2018/6/4/quantifying-disaster-death-tolls

Always looking at the sky’: Life amidst Somalia’s flood waters http://www.irinnews.org/photo-feature/2018/06/04/always-looking-sky-life-amidst-somalia-s-flood-waters

As rains lash Sri Lanka, warnings arrive on time http://news.trust.org/item/20180606020556-smnz9/

Updates to national principles for disaster recovery https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/national-principles-disaster-recovery/

GeoNode, a web-based, open source software that enables users to access, share, and visualize geospatial data for disaster recovery https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/GeoNode%20SOI.pdf

FEMA Chief: ‘The Key to Resiliency Is at the Local Level’ https://www.routefifty.com/infrastructure/2018/05/brock-long-fema-resliency/148196/

Guatemala volcano: Emergency agency ‘failed to heed warnings https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44393085

Suit Against Omni Hotels Details Drowned Employee’s Struggle to Escape Harvey Flood Waters http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Suit-Against-Omni-Hotels-Details-Drowned-Employees-Struggle-to-Escape-Harvey-Flood-Waters.html

Internal displacement Global Picture http://www.internal-displacement.org/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Cumbria Flood Resilience Showcase Project http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=Cumbria%20Flood%20Resilience%20Showcase%20Project&edid=a56b3613-b7cb-4bc7-9141-48e0b04d3712

Graduate level courses in Communication Planning & Community Disaster Resilience https://stluciatimes.com/2018/06/01/uwi-moves-to-enhance-the-regions-capacity-for-comprehensive-disaster-risk-management/

Why We Need A National Hurricane Memorial And Museum https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hurricane-harvey-irma-disaster-memorial_us_59badc76e4b02da0e1405aa9

Ten years after Sichuan, China transforms quake preparedness, but Asia lags http://news.trust.org/item/20180511101843-jwz0t/

Disaster and climate change reporting paints a picture of tragedy and hopelessness, framing community members as victims to sell the urgency of mitigation to the public https://shorensteincenter.org/media-disengagement-climate-change/

Iceland and Hawaii: A comparison exercise for your classroom https://www.discover-the-world.co.uk/study-trips/blog/iceland-and-hawaii

Understanding storm surge from tropical cyclones https://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com/tropical-cyclones/importance-of-grasping-a-tropical-cyclones-storm-surge-credit-meteorologist-jordan-rabinowitz

Collaborative mapping creating local flood resilience https://floodresilience.net/blogs/collaborative-mapping-creating-local-flood-resilience-with-global-impact

Children’s books can do more to inspire the new generation of Earth warriors https://theconversation.com/childrens-books-can-do-more-to-inspire-the-new-generation-of-earth-warriors-97580

Flood Risk Management in Scotland- 2018 Consultation on Potentially Vulnerable Areas https://consultation.sepa.org.uk/evidence-and-flooding/pvas2018/

The children and young people who worked on this project collaborated with filmmakers from across Europe to produce a film about what needs to be done to improve disaster risk reduction http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/film/

Co-creating resilience solutions to coastal hazards https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Edge/Co-creating-resilience-solutions-to-coastal-hazards

Manual for Mock Flood Response Exercise with Early Warning System https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/manual-for-mock-flood-response-exercise-with-early-warning-system

Rethinking flood risk communication https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3273-4

For communities to be prepared for future extreme weather and climate events, the momentum of implementing and taking action to build community resilience should continue to be fostered and expanded https://www.nap.edu/download/25054

Flood Stories from Tampa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwmAJzN2mGA&feature=youtu.be

Building learning networks for wildfire mitigation https://fireadaptednetwork.org/its-the-relationships/

A manifesto to save Planet Earth (and ourselves) https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44389413

Community engagement in the floodplain management process https://works.bepress.com/neil_dufty/61/

Putting the community into Total Flood Warning Systems https://works.bepress.com/neil_dufty/60/

 

Social Media and Emergencies

The do’s and don’ts of hashtags https://business.twitter.com/en/blog/the-dos-and-donts-of-hashtags.html?utm_medium=organic&utm_source=twitter

 

Psychology and Disasters

A film on the impact of flooding on the residents of Churchtown, UK https://vimeo.com/197953623

Injuries and loss of life boost religious faith after disasters https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-06/uobc-ial060518.php

“You have no idea where to start… It’s just very mentally overwhelming all at once and it just tires you out” – The psychological toll of Ellicott City’s flooding http://www.ehn.org/mental-health-impact-of-ellicot-city-floods-2575729082.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

Warning systems as social processes for Bangladesh cyclones https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-12-2017-0318?journalCode=dpm

Suitability of the early warning systems and temporary housing for the elderly population in the immediacy and transitional recovery phase of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918306198

The link between social capital and disaster recovery: evidence from coastal communities in Bangladesh https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3367-z

The Wisdom or Madness of Crowds http://ncase.me/crowds/

Post-disaster social capital: trust, equity, bayanihan and Typhoon Yolanda https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/DPM-02-2018-0060

Puerto Rico Is a “Playground for the Privileged”: Investors Move In as Homes Foreclose & Schools Close https://www.democracynow.org/2018/6/6/puerto_rico_is_a_playground_for

Nine months after Harvey, middle-class Houston has recovered, but low-income neighborhoods are in disarray https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/29/houston-hurricane-harvey-fema-597912

 

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20954&t=d52d568dac30817ee6fbd3e81b49cb84

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (25 May 2018)

disaster

Please find links to some aspects of disaster resilience that ere in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Guatemala – Floods and Heavy Rain Affect 5,000 http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-floods-may-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hawaii’s Kilauea: Volcano’s dramatic images explained http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44174455

Bangladesh Flooding Disaster Summary Sheet – 20 May 2018 https://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/bangladesh-flooding-disaster-summary-sheet-20-may-2018

Horn of Africa – Major Flooding After Cyclone Sagar Leaves 16 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/cyclone-sagar-somalia-yemen-djibouti-may-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

After three weeks, the eruption at Kilauea volcano’s lower East Rift Zone shows no signs of abatement https://earther.com/kilaueas-lava-is-changing-heres-what-that-means-1826191264?rev=1526919912882

Heavy rains, landslides kill five in Sri Lanka https://www.yenisafak.com/en/world/heavy-rains-landslides-kill-five-in-sri-lanka-3401808

India – Floods in Tripura Leave 15 Dead, Thousands Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-tripura-may-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extent of damage becoming clear in Maugerville as flood waters recede https://globalnews.ca/news/4226706/extent-of-damage-becoming-clear-in-maugerville-as-flood-waters-recede/

At least 34 people and 600 animals dead after flash floods hit Afghanistan https://watchers.news/2018/05/16/at-least-34-people-and-600-animals-dead-after-flash-floods-hit-afghanistan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/hawaii-volcano-belches-new-ash-plume-as-geothermal-wells-secured-idUSKCN1IO3C0?

Europe – Storms Cause Flooding in Parts of Belgium, France and Germany http://floodlist.com/europe/storms-flooding-belgium-france-germany-may-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 May 2018: Dukono volcano, Kilauea, Mayon, Sakurajima, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69088/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-May-2018-Dukono-volcano-Kilauea-Mayon-Sakurajima-Sabancaya.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment https://www.nap.edu/download/25013

Building Resilience in a Two-Degree Warmer World https://www.mmtimes.com/news/building-resilience-two-degree-warmer-world.html

Wildfires spewing CO2 in Siberia and Russia could impact the whole planet https://inhabitat.com/wildfires-in-siberia-are-emitting-enough-carbon-to-harm-the-entire-planet/

Climate mitigation could yield trillions in economic benefits https://earth.stanford.edu/news/climate-mitigation-could-yield-trillions-economic-benefits?linkId=52091435

Campaigning for science? Ban motherhood statements https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/campaigning-science-ban-motherhood-statements-alvin-stone/

Many low-lying atoll islands could be uninhabitable by mid-21st century https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180425162044.htm

Florida cities are most at risk from climate change https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-22/florida-cities-are-most-at-risk-from-climate-change-report

Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Abundances http://www.columbia.edu/~mhs119/GHGs/

Trends in atmospheric CO2 https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/gl_data.html

Climate mitigation will save us trillions in the long run, probably https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/climate-mitigation-will-save-us-trillions-in-the-long-run,-probably

Almost all nations would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5C, a new study indicates https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/23/hitting-toughest-climate-target-will-save-world-30tn-in-damages-analysis-shows?CMP=share_btn_tw

New book: Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change https://www.elsevier.com/books/resilience/zommers/978-0-12-811891-7

New Theory Finds “Traffic Jams” in Jet Stream Cause Abnormal Weather Patterns http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/694955/?sc=c59

Humans are causing massive changes in the location of water all over the Earth, NASA says https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/16/water-redistribution-earth-nasa/

 

Disaster risk reduction

New Legislation Would Require Review of FEMA Buyout Efforts https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/new-legislation-requires-assessment-fema-buyout-efforts

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/world/americas/mass-shootings-us-international.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

Lessons in resilience: what city planners can learn from Hobart’s floods https://theconversation.com/lessons-in-resilience-what-city-planners-can-learn-from-hobarts-floods-96529

Armenia to host regional conference on disaster losses https://www.unisdr.org/archive/58380

New Data: Hurricanes Will Get Worse https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-data-hurricanes-will-get-worse/

Living with Climate Change: Resilience to urban flooding https://floodresilience.net/blogs/living-with-climate-change-resilience-to-urban-flooding

Fresh from Hurricane Harvey’s flooding, Houston starts to build anew — in the flood plain https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/fresh-from-hurricane-harveys-flooding-houston-starts-to-build-anew–in-the-flood-plain/2018/05/22/2c5ccab8-53b6-11e8-a551-5b648abe29ef_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c16cbadd6a36

No, Hawaii’s Volcano Won’t Trigger a Mega-Tsunami https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/kilauea-volcano-tsunami-explosive-hawaii-myths-explained-science/

Lake Eyre: yachts set sail as flood waters end two-month journey https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/may/23/lake-eyre-yachts-set-sail-as-floodwaters-end-two-month-journey?CMP=share_btn_tw

Colombo’s Wetlands Float to Top of Flood Prevention Plan http://floodlist.com/asia/colombos-wetlands-float-to-top-of-flood-prevention-plan?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flood: Understanding and Recovering from One of Nature’s Worst Disasters https://adjustersinternational.com/publications/adjusting-today/flood-understanding-and-recovering/0/

Call for papers: Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/58255

The Places in the U.S. Where Disaster Strikes Again and Again https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/24/us/disasters-hurricanes-wildfires-storms.html

NASA Launching New Satellites To Measure Earth’s Lumpy Gravity https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/21/612980506/nasa-launching-new-satellites-to-measure-earths-lumpy-gravity

Natural disasters cost $306 billion last year — Congress can no longer ignore flood insurance http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/389080-natural-disasters-cost-306-billion-last-year-congress-can-no

241 pumps to be used at Metro sites across Mumbai to prevent flooding this monsoon https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/241-pumps-to-be-used-at-metro-sites-across-mumbai-to-prevent-flooding-this-monsoon/story-zjgeLWWIXFOFSsqqmWsa7K.html

 

Emergency Management

Themes from the 2017 B.C. Flood and Wildfire Report https://www.quesnelobserver.com/opinion/column-themes-from-the-2017-b-c-flood-and-wildfire-report/

Grenfell Tower inquiry: ‘Medical emergency’ as woman collapses after harrowing fire footage shown https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newslondon/grenfell-tower-inquiry-medical-emergency-as-woman-collapses-after-harrowing-fire-footage-shown/ar-AAxFGCt?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flood compensation from Ottawa may take years http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/flood-compenstation-from-ottawa-could-take-years-1.4672287

Building resilience to natural disasters https://icai.independent.gov.uk/report/resilience/

Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay join to increase resilience of tri-border region https://reliefweb.int/report/argentina/feature-argentina-brazil-and-paraguay-join-increase-resilience-tri-border-region

Toobeah farmers tell their tale of loss to Royal Commission https://www.goondiwindiargus.com.au/story/5419503/commission-visits-border/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

To build resilience, listen to people’s needs http://news.trust.org//item/20180503163407-ogy9a/

New methods in resilience measurement: early insights from a mobile phone panel survey in Myanmar using subjective tools http://www.braced.org/resources/i/rapid-response-research/

Design for Impact: Integrating Open Data and Risk Communication for Decision-Making https://opendri.org/resource/design-for-impact-open-data-and-risk-communication-for-decision-making/

Volcanic eruptions seem especially prone to getting swept up in hyperbole https://earther.com/scientists-fight-volcano-myths-as-kilauea-erupts-1826046849

Improving the delivery of humanitarian assistance through improved two-way communication with disaster-affected populations http://www.cdacnetwork.org/tools-and-resources/i/20180430115942-c8457

In the Philippines, data and songwriters help prepare for disasters https://govinsider.asia/smart-gov/philippines-data-songwriters-help-prepare-disasters/

“Road May Flood” signs were recently installed along one Gloucester County road, but many homeowners are ready for them to come down https://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/mixed-reaction-to-flooding-signs-in-gloucester-county/291-553194108

Flash Flood! VR game https://seriousgeogames.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/were-bring-flash-flood-to-the-nhm_london-for-operationearth-29-31-may-2018/

Best Way to Get a Resident’s Attention: Burn Down Their Home (Through a Wildfire Simulation, Of Course) https://fireadaptednetwork.org/residents-attention-wildfire-simulations/?platform=hootsuite

A Child-Centred Disaster Management Framework for Europe http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/framework/

Can Video Gaming Build Resilience? https://medivizor.com/blog/2017/09/20/can-video-gaming-build-resilience-decide/

Participatory digital mapping: building community resilience in Nepal, Peru and Mexico https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/participatory-digital-mapping-building-community-resilience-in-nepal,-peru-and-1

 

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Science says that during disasters, people are terrible on Twitter https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/05/17/science-says-that-during-disasters-people-are-terrible-on-twitter/?utm_term=.9c309bc36c49

Facebook invites submissions for Crisis Informatics research awards https://research.fb.com/facebook-invites-submissions-for-crisis-informatics-grants/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Are cities and human systems (really) becoming increasingly fragile in the face of disasters? https://oddebates.com/

The Role of Councils in Communicating Natural Disaster Information http://www.hccrems.com.au/event-registration-eventnamecommunicating-indisasterteventdate8-6-18/

 

Today in disaster resilience (18 May 2018)

disaster

Please find links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Schools, University of Tasmania reopen after record flood as clean-up continues http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-13/university-of-tasmania-to-reopen-after-flood-damage/9756404

Kīlauea Volcano Erupts https://www.usgs.gov/news/k-lauea-volcano-erupts

B.C. town submerged by worst flood in 70 years, 30 people rescued https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/b-c-town-submerged-by-worst-flood-in-70-years-30-people-rescued-1.3926926

Tasmanian flood damage bill hits $20m as insurance claims pour in after wild weather http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-14/hobart-floods-insurance-claims-come-pouring-in/9758208

Some New Brunswick residents facing tough choice after floods: clean up, or move https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/05/14/new-brunswick-floods-leave-residents-with-costly-and-stressful-cleanup.html

China – Days of Heavy Rain Cause Deadly Floods in Guangxi http://floodlist.com/asia/guangxi-floods-may-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Sri Lanka – Thousands Hit by Floods in Galle and Kalutara http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-galle-kalutara-may-2018

Shinmoedake volcano eruption ejects ash up to 7.6 km (25 000 feet), Japan https://watchers.news/2018/05/15/shinmoedake-volcano-eruption-ejects-ash-up-to-7-6-km-25-000-feet-japan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kenya Dam burst and floods death toll reached 48, 40 still missing https://watchers.news/2018/05/14/kenya-dam-burst-and-floods-death-toll-reached-48-40-still-missing/

At least 61 killed as fierce dust storms strike India, death toll over 200 https://watchers.news/2018/05/14/dust-storms-india-2018/

The Finnish regions of Lapland and Saimaa are likely to see flooding in the coming weeks, as warm temperatures set spring thaws in motion https://www.sott.net/article/385520-Finnish-Lapland-braces-for-worst-spring-flooding-in-20-years

Somalia: Flood Response – May 2018 (as of 15 May 2018) https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/somalia-flood-response-may-2018-15-may-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Afghanistan – Over 30 Dead After Flash Floods in 11 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-may-2018

USA – Deadly Storms Hit North East, Flash Floods in Maryland http://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-storms-north-east-flash-floods-maryland-may-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 May 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Kilauea https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68984/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-May-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Kilauea-Sakuraj.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The world’s population must globally move to zero emissions across agriculture, air travel, shipping, heating homes https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/26/were-doomed-mayer-hillman-on-the-climate-reality-no-one-else-will-dare-mention?CMP=share_btn_tw

A Hawaiian island got about 50 inches of rain in 24 hours. Scientists warn it’s a sign of the future http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-hawaii-storm-kauai-20180428-story.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true

The military paid for a study on sea level rise. The results were scary https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/04/25/climate-change-could-make-thousands-of-tropical-islands-uninhabitable-in-coming-decades-new-study-says/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c8933efbbbdb

Mapped: African heatwaves could increase ‘five-fold’ with 3C of global warming https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-african-heatwaves-could-increase-five-fold-with-3c-of-global-warming

We May Be on the Verge of a Human-Made Climate Disaster https://www.alternet.org/environment/climate-disaster-looms

Australia beats 100MW rooftop solar installs for 7th month in a row https://onestepoffthegrid.com.au/australia-beats-100mw-rooftop-solar-installs-7th-month-row/

‘Glaring inconsistency’: National emissions jump may be underestimated https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/glaring-inconsistency-national-emissions-jump-may-be-underestimated-20180514-p4zf75.html

Six languages for a risky climate: how farmers react to weather and climate change https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-018-2217-z

Climate change is already making droughts worse https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-climate-change-is-already-making-droughts-worse?utm_content=buffer4a285&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate Change and Drought: From Past to Future https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40641-018-0093-2

Future climate risk from compound events https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0156-3.epdf?

2016 Arctic heat would have been virtually impossible without global warming https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/2016-arctic-heat-would-have-been-virtually-impossible-without-global

Adventurer scientists swarm the melting Thwaites Glacier for clues to how fast sea level will rise https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/antarctic-quest-seeks-to-predict-the-fate-of-a-linchpin-glacier/

Arctic Heat Surges Again, and Studies Are Finding Climate Change Connections https://insideclimatenews.org/news/08052018/arctic-heat-wave-climate-change-sea-ice-loss-amplification-north-pole?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

New study finds variations in global warming trend are caused by oceans https://phys.org/news/2018-05-variations-global-trend-oceans.html

A Drone’s Eye View: UAV applications for a resilient Seychelles https://www.gfdrr.org/en/feature-story/drones-eye-view-uav-applications-resilient-seychelles

Emerging trends in global freshwater availability https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0123-1

Worst-case climate change scenario is even worse than we thought https://www.newscientist.com/article/2168847-worst-case-climate-change-scenario-is-even-worse-than-we-thought/

Short-term rainfall deficiencies increase in southeastern Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/drought/

‘Adapting to uncertainty’ needed in face of climate shocks – experts http://www.eco-business.com/news/adapting-to-uncertainty-needed-in-face-of-climate-shocks-experts/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Landslides and monsoon variation in India https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/26/landslides-monsoon-variation-1/

From property damage to lost production: How natural disasters impact economics https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180411174141.htm

Houston City Council unanimously backs plan to build homes in flood plain https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/City-Council-unanimously-backs-plan-to-build-12863712.php

Cornellians pitch in to update federal flood guide http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/05/cornellians-pitch-update-federal-flood-guide#.WvicAVK7dAM.twitter

Earthquake prediction is a fool’s errand http://all-geo.org/highlyallochthonous/2018/05/earthquake-prediction-is-a-fools-errand/

Will your property flood next year? These tech startups have answers https://www.edf.org/blog/2018/05/10/will-your-property-flood-next-year-these-tech-startups-have-answers?

Developing a global operational seasonal hydro-meteorological forecasting system https://www.geosci-model-dev-discuss.net/gmd-2018-118/

The only way to reduce risk is to understand it http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/The-only-way-to-reduce-risk-is-to-understand-it.html#.WvmXObnen4Q.twitter

Earthquake science could have predicted North Korea’s nuclear climbdown https://theconversation.com/earthquake-science-could-have-predicted-north-koreas-nuclear-climbdown-96378?

Why Does Ebola Keep Showing Up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-does-ebola-keep-showing-up-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo/

Fears of flooding as Mumbai plans to open salt pans for social housing https://www.zilient.org/article/fears-flooding-mumbai-plans-open-salt-pans-social-housing

Addressing gender inequality in early warning systems https://floodresilience.net/blogs/reaching-the-last-mile-addressing-gender-inequality-in-early-warning-systems

A near-real-time tool to characterize global landslide hazards https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-near-real-time-tool-to-characterize-global-landslide-hazards

Buyer beware: Evaluating property disclosure as a tool to support flood risk management https://www.cigionline.org/sites/default/files/documents/PB%20No.131.pdf

Transforming Development and Disaster Risk http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/5/1458

Assessing the Real Cost of Disasters https://www.oecd.org/gov/risk/assessing-the-real-cost-of-disasters-9789264298798-en.htm

How a New Flood Strategy Helped a Colorado City Skirt Disaster http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2018/05/14/how-a-new-flood-strategy-helped-a-colorado-city-skirt-disaster

In Flood-Weary Kansas City, Modifications Save Buildings and Dollars http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2018/05/14/in-flood-weary-kansas-city-modifications-save-buildings-and-dollars

Ash could paralyze Tokyo if Mount Fuji erupts, government report warns https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/05/01/national/ash-paralyze-tokyo-mount-fuji-erupts-government-report-warns/#.WvtZo–FPIW

India to soon begin forecasting reach of tsunami waves in-land https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/india-to-soon-begin-forecasting-reach-of-tsunami-waves-in-land/articleshow/64052209.cms

What Houston Is Learning About Underground Tunnels To Mitigate Flooding https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/in-depth/2018/05/12/284919/what-houston-is-learning-about-flood-tunnels-in-other-cities/

How to stop a humanitarian disaster before it happens https://grist.org/article/how-to-stop-a-humanitarian-disaster-before-it-happens/

Helping vulnerable homeowners move out of harm’s way to break the cycle of flood-rebuild-repeat https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/title

Damage from flooding doesn’t have to be inevitable https://theconversation.com/damage-from-flooding-doesnt-have-to-be-inevitable-95847

Forgetting the Flood?: An Analysis of the Flood Risk Discount over Time http://opim.wharton.upenn.edu/risk/library/J2013LandEcon_Atreya.pdf

We’re making hurricanes worse. We’re also not preparing for them https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/were-making-hurricanes-worse-were-also-not-preparing-for-them/2018/05/11/bd0647e8-549b-11e8-abd8-265bd07a9859_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6f2ce8118a85

Satellite Data Archives Reveal Unrecorded Himalayan Floods https://eos.org/articles/satellite-data-archives-reveal-unrecorded-himalayan-floods#.Wvye3y87–A.twitter

Flood Protection Infrastructure: The Fine Line Between Disaster Generation and Disaster Prevention http://www.i-s-e-t.org/single-post/2018/05/16/Flood-Protection-Infrastructure-The-Fine-Line-Between-Disaster-Generation-and-Disaster-Prevention

Less talk, more action: It’s time to get serious about floodplain management http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2018/05/16/less-talk-more-action-its-time-to-get-serious-about-floodplain-management/

Concern piloted a Flood Resilience Measurement Tool (FRMT) https://floodresilience.net/blogs/a-flood-resilience-measurement-tool-concern%E2%80%99s-experience-in-afghanistan

Your Sea Wall Won’t Save You https://placesjournal.org/article/your-sea-wall-wont-save-you/#.Wsj6V8vVnmc.twitter

Understanding New Zealand’s largest fault https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/2018644982/understanding-new-zealand-s-largest-fault

Federal researchers forecast long, hot wildfire season for most regions in Canada https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-federal-researchers-forecast-long-hot-wildfire-season-for-most/

 

Emergency Management

Centre to launch National Disaster Database https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/centre-to-launch-national-disaster-database/articleshow/63954927.cms

Female firefighters defy old ideas of who can be an American hero https://theconversation.com/female-firefighters-defy-old-ideas-of-who-can-be-an-american-hero-95342

A tiny town in Washington state fears a massive earthquake will wipe it out. But one man is leading the fightback http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43841897

Margaret River locals says short-stay, party-house tourists wouldn’t know what to do if a fire hit https://thewest.com.au/news/bushfires/margaret-river-locals-says-short-stay-party-house-tourists-wouldnt-know-what-to-do-if-a-fire-hit-ng-b88778290z

The privacy implications of high-resolution aerial imagery of disaster areas https://werobotics.org/blog/2018/05/10/aerial-imagery-disasters-and-data-privacy-any-applied-research/

New Report Looks at Past Disasters to Prepare for the Future http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2018/05/08/new-report-looks-at-past-disasters-to-prepare-for-the-future

Mapping Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Migration With Mobile Phone Data https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/05/watch-puerto-ricos-hurricane-migration-via-mobile-phone-data/559889/?utm_source=twb

Community resilience and crisis management: policy lessons from the ground http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/pap/2016/00000044/00000004/art00005;jsessionid=1bfvzspe5t9nt.x-ic-live-01

Preparing for a natural disaster: the guide to using RediPlan for carers of people with dementia https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/58224

Hurricane Maria caused the largest blackout in American history and the second largest blackout in the world https://rhg.com/research/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-worlds-second-largest-blackout/

Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine Can Deliver Routine Care to Affected People Following Natural Disasters https://www.rand.org/news/press/2018/04/25.html?adbsc=social_20180428_2305981&adbid=990369575031078912&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

Improve flood response and recovery with earth observation http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2018/05/08/improving-flood-response-recovery-efforts-with-earth-observation/

Flooding takes a hefty toll, as Kelowna couple learned http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/flooding-takes-a-hefty-toll-as-kelowna-couple-learned

Global Report on Internal Displacement 2018 http://www.internal-displacement.org/global-report/grid2018/

Hobart Mayor’s plea for Federal funding to help with flood recovery http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/hobart-mayors-plea-for-federal-funding-to-help-with-flood-recovery/news-story/3b46afc9e2308c83234845ed1c5d299b

EMAP Releases the EMAP 5-2019 Draft Emergency Management Standard for Public Comment http://emap.org/

How should the interests of vulnerable communities guide collective efforts to ensure an effective response and equitable recovery? https://civichall.org/civicist/need-talk-talk-community-led-disaster-response/

Pakistan one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change is now trying to boost its ability to respond to disasters https://tribune.com.pk/story/1711394/1-ajk-boosts-emergency-plans-climate-risks-grow/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

NIST Launches Study of Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Puerto Rico https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2018/05/nist-launches-study-hurricane-marias-impact-puerto-rico

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Dash cam footage of lava consuming a Ford Mustang https://boingboing.net/2018/05/07/dash-cam-footage-of-lava-consu.html

Flood recovery resources https://www.aia.org/pages/147016-aia-flood-recovery-resources

Flood Snakes & Ladders uses words, pictures and models from children and young people who were directly affected by flooding in the UK http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/flood-snakes-ladders/

Sichuan earthquake: Tenth anniversary of 2008 quake marred by police crackdowns, violence http://amp.abc.net.au/article/9756670?__twitter_impression=true

Rolling, hopping, floating and invisibly moving along Investigating how sediment is transported by water http://www.earthlearningidea.com/PDF/230_Sediment_transport.pdf

Play ‘Game of Floods’ in your community to understand flood risks, and test out various ways to manage flooding https://www.marincounty.org/~/media/files/departments/cd/planning/slr/game-of-floods/game-of-floods-materials.pdf?la=en

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is a world-class centre for multidisciplinary disaster prevention research and communication https://www.iclr.org/

Communicating volcanic risk: lava, eruptions and uncertainty http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/communicating-volcanic-risk-lava-eruptions-and-uncertainty?cid=SHR_BlogSiteShare_XX_EXT

Disaster Preparedness for Livestock https://www.texvetpets.org/article/natural-disaster-preparedness-for-horses-and-other-livestock/

Crowdsourcing is particularly useful when it comes to enlisting helpers to measure the devastation caused by flooding http://blog.lboro.ac.uk/research/changing-environments-infrastructure/citizen-scientists-flooding-research/

Volcano information page https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vhp/about_volcanoes.html?

E-learning course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/climate-adaptation-learning-resources/e-learning-course-on-drr-cca

Flood season is here and the city wants to help Calgarians prepare http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-flood-open-house-1.4664909

Effective science communication https://www.nap.edu/download/24958

Teaching resources on flooding https://www.geography.org.uk/Flooding

A 100-year flood does not only happen once every 100 years. So why is it called that? https://www.gfdrr.org/en/100-year-flood

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Using Social Media Analytics during Disasters: Lessons from the 2015 Chennai Floods https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomdavenport/2018/05/03/using-social-media-analytics-during-disasters-lessons-from-the-2015-chennai-floods/#5e0beee45cca

How good are the social media platform’s most active users at detecting these falsehoods, especially during public emergencies? http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2018/05/020.html

Rumor response, debunking response, and decision makings of misinformed Twitter users during disasters https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3344-6

False tweets during Harvey, Irma under scrutiny by UB researchers http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/09/044.html

 

Psychology and disasters

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors live in fear of fresh disaster https://reliefweb.int/report/sierra-leone/sierra-leone-mudslide-survivors-live-fear-fresh-disaster

 

Sociology and Disasters

The sociology of streetlife http://journals.sagepub.com/page/sor/collections/virtual-issues/streetlife-issue

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (27 April 2018)

disaster

Please find links below to recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disasters

‘It’s going to be biblical’: flood fears rise in southern B.C. as snowpack melts http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/landslide-evacuation-osoyoos-bc-flood-1.4630027

Lifeless Ambae: Heavy ashfall forces permanent relocation of entire island https://watchers.news/2018/04/24/lifeless-ambae-heavy-ashfall-forces-permanent-relocation-entire-island/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Violent explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy https://watchers.news/2018/04/24/violent-explosions-at-stromboli-volcano-italy/

Significant damage after M5.2 earthquake hits Turkey, dozens injured https://watchers.news/2018/04/24/significant-damage-after-m5-2-earthquake-hits-turkey-dozens-injured/

Four tornadoes hit southern US, including a destructive tornado at Fort Walton beach https://watchers.news/2018/04/23/four-tornadoes-in-southern-us-including-a-destructive-tornado-at-fort-walton-beach/

Flooding in Kenya leaves at least 15 people dead and thousands displaced in several parts of country https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/112106/kenya-flooding-leaves-at-least-15-dead-and-thousands-displaced-april-23-update-4

Somalia – Floods in 3 Regions as Juba and Shabelle Rivers Rise http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-floods-juba-shabelle-rivers-april-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rwanda – Floods and Landslides Leave 18 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/rwanda-floods-landslides-april-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Réunion and Mauritius – Heavy Rain From Tropical Cyclone Fakir Triggers Deadly Landslide http://floodlist.com/africa/reunion-mauritius-cyclone-fakir-april-2018

Sweden – Snowmelt Causes Flooding in Gävleborg http://floodlist.com/europe/sweden-snowmelt-flooding-april-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Apr 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68658/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Apr-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate gentrification: from theory to empiricism in Miami-Dade County, Florida http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aabb32

What happened to winter? Vanishing ice convulses Alaskans’ way of life https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/21/alaska-climate-change-winter-way-of-life?CMP=twt_gu

On the 20th anniversary of the graph that galvanized climate action, it is time to speak out boldly https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/earth-day-and-the-hockey-stick-a-singular-message/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sa-editorial-social&utm_content=link-post&utm_term=sustainability_blog_text_free&sf187410215=1

Here’s how fast a glacier can slip into the sea once it’s destabilized https://qz.com/1257090/heres-how-fast-a-glacier-can-slip-into-the-sea-once-its-destabilized/

Review of the draft second “State of the Climate Cycle Report” (SOCCR2) https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25045/review-of-the-draft-second-state-of-the-carbon-cycle-report-soccr2?

California is headed for a future of precipitation extremes https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/article/study-forecasts-a-severe-climate-future-for-california/

The Great Crack-Up http://time.com/antarctica-climate-change/?xid=tcoshare

Who should pay the costs for climate-change-related disasters? https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2018-3-may-june/feature/the-case-for-climate-reparations

Greenland’s Biggest Fire Is a ‘Warning’ for Its Future https://www.livescience.com/62297-greenland-biggest-wildfire-warning-sign.html

In ‘This is Climate Change,’ you can’t look away from the destruction https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/22/this-is-climate-change-vr/

Flooding Hot Spots: Why Seas Are Rising Faster on the U.S. East Coast https://e360.yale.edu/features/flooding-hot-spots-why-seas-are-rising-faster-on-the-u.s.-east-coast

Climate change to drive migration from island homes sooner than thought https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/25/climate-change-to-drive-migration-from-island-homes-sooner-than-thought?CMP=share_btn_tw

New NASA Study Solves Climate Mystery, Confirms Methane Spike Tied to Oil and Gas https://www.ecowatch.com/nasa-study-methane-spike-2526089909.html

How Are We Learning to Live With Climate Change? https://www.ecowatch.com/linktv-earth-focus-2563242538.html

Russian Arctic glacier loss doubles as temps warm https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180425162015.htm

Friday essay: recovering a narrative of place – stories in the time of climate change https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-recovering-a-narrative-of-place-stories-in-the-time-of-climate-change-95067?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

UK worries about climate change are at their highest level since 2010 http://www.noiseofthecrowd.com/uk-worries-climate-change-highest-level-since-2010/

Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-and-climate-change-public-attitudes-tracker-wave-25

 

Disaster risk reduction

‘Green’ coastal protection solutions could prevent damages worth $50 billion in the Gulf of Mexico http://www.aidforum.org/Topics/disaster-relief/green-coastal-protection-solutions-could-prevent-damages-worth-50-billion-i

Seismologist Lucy Jones catalogues devastating earthquake and tsunamis throughout history https://www.sciencefriday.com/episodes/april-20-2018/

Scientists can examine rain–induced landslide threats anywhere around the globe every 30 minutes https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=92018

The CEOS Working Group on Disasters – Maximising the use of EO data in Disaster Risk Reduction http://copernicus.eu/news/ceos-working-group-disasters-%E2%80%93-maximising-use-eo-data-disaster-risk-reduction

Strengthening Integrated Early Warning Systems for More Effective Disaster Risk Reduction in the Caribbean Through Knowledge and Tool Transfer http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1780:strengthening-integrated-early-warning-systems-for-more-effective-disaster-risk-reduction-in-the-caribbean-through-knowledge-and-tool-transfer&catid=34:news&Itemid=266

How could a moderate-sized earthquake so far away cause so much damage? https://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/everyone/dcshake/

An Operational Method for Flood Directive Implementation in Ungauged Urban Areas http://www.mdpi.com/2306-5338/5/2/24

Contrary to common belief, some forests get more fire-resistant with age https://theconversation.com/contrary-to-common-belief-some-forests-get-more-fire-resistant-with-age-95059

‘Earthquake Lady’ Relates Her Decades of Understanding Science and Disasters http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Earthquake-Lady-Relates-Her-Decades-of-Understanding-Science-and-Disasters-.html

A seven-part Houston Chronicle series will explain why the storm’s damage was both a natural and man-made disaster https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/hc-investigations/harvey/developingstorm/

Flood Apex http://coastalresiliencecenter.unc.edu/crc-projects/flood-apex/?platform=hootsuite

Helping coastal managers plan better for future storms http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/helping-coastal-managers-plan-better-for-future-storms?utm_source=2018-promotion&utm_medium=29-April-CoastalErosion&utm_content=Twitter&utm_campaign=News-Highlights

Connecting with the people beyond the computers: my experience in flood risk management in Buenos Aires https://blogs.worldbank.org/water/my-experience-in-flood-risk-management-in-Buenos-Aires

Disasters could cost Asia-Pacific region $160 billion per year by 2030, UN warns https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/04/1008182

Centre to help plug flooding skills gap launched at Brunel https://www.brunel.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/articles/Centre-to-help-plug-flooding-skills-gap-launched-at-Brunel

Winter Wave Heights and Extreme Storms on the Rise in Western Europe http://floodlist.com/europe/winter-wave-heights-and-extreme-storms-on-the-rise-in-western-europe?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Geography of global floods and droughts http://www.pbl.nl/sites/default/files/cms/publicaties/pbl-2018-the-geography-of-future-water-challenges-2920.pdf

New methods in resilience measurement: early insights from a mobile phone panel survey in Myanmar using subjective tools https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56775?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

The “Build-Destroy-Rebuild” cycle https://lesliechapmanhenderson.blog/2018/04/25/learning-from-the-2017-disasters-to-create-a-reliably-resilient-u-s/

Squamish residents at highest risk of flood unlikely to find insurance http://squamishchief.com/news/local-news/squamish-residents-at-highest-risk-of-flood-unlikely-to-find-insurance-1.23281508

Brisbane City Council has announced a 20-year plan to transform a renowned flood corridor, sitting on more than 1000 hectares, into park land http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/qld-flood-corridor-to-become-leisure-area/news-story/076351f22aa5ddac583b25a289d75439?

Disasters Are Costing Us More. Why Aren’t We Insuring More? https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-04-20/sparklines-disasters-are-costing-us-more-as-we-insure-them-less

Floods in urban areas are a growing risk in many countries of the developing world http://www.globaldev.blog/blog/flood-warning-urgent-action-needed-three-continents

Unjust waters: climate change, flooding and the urban poor in Africa http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0956247808089156

Manhattan is building a massive $1 billion wall and park to guard against the next inevitable superstorm https://www.businessinsider.com.au/new-york-city-flooding-manhattan-coastal-barriers-2018-4?r=US&IR=T

 

Emergency Management

Handbook for assessing disaster loss and damage in vulnerable communities http://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:6032/Online_No_21_Handbook_170510w.pdf

Top 5 Resources for Planning For Wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/top-5-resources-planning-wildfire/?platform=hootsuite

Resources on Post-Event Analysis of Natural Hazards http://www.i-s-e-t.org/resources-by-theme-perc

Emergency Alert and Warning Systems: Current Knowledge and Future Research Directions https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24935/emergency-alert-and-warning-systems-current-knowledge-and-future-research?

The Limits of Earthquake Early-Warning Alerts http://www.routefifty.com/smart-cities/2018/04/limits-earthquake-early-warning-alerts/147273/

Big gaps in emergency preparedness for seniors https://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/big-gaps-in-emergency-preparedness-for-seniors/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=EM_Weekly

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Ready for disaster: Why more people are preparing for the worst https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/article-why-the-preparedness-movement-is-gaining-momentum/

Ipsos survey: 19% of Americans feel very prepared and 51% feel somewhat prepared for an emergency in their community https://www.ipsos.com/en-us/news-polls/booz-allen-hamilton-ipsos-study-on-community-resilience

Introducing EarthTime: animations which show how our planet is changing https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/04/introducing-earthtime-a-global-magnifying-glass-to-help-us-see-common-ground?utm_source=Facebook%20Videos&utm_medium=Facebook%20Videos&utm_campaign=Facebook%20Video%20Blogs

IMMERSED: A VR Experience About Flood & Resilience https://www.fema.gov/immersed

The HayWired scenario depicts a scientifically realistic earthquake sequence, and its cascading impacts https://www.usgs.gov/natural-hazards/science-application-risk-reduction/science/haywired-scenario?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects

A City of York Councillor has called for a review of flood messaging https://www.minsterfm.com/news/local/2559315/calls-for-a-review-of-flood-messaging-alerts/?platform=hootsuite

Resilient Systems, Resilient Communities book https://era.library.ualberta.ca/items/489c0395-45a1-4290-a1ad-210a543d6d25

Heed hints when relocating to Houston https://www.chron.com/news/article/Heed-hints-when-relocating-to-Houston-12857926.php

Business continuity planning for disasters http://evaq8.co.uk/Business-Continuity-Disaster-Preparedness-for-Business.html

“Our teachers and students need to be prepared for tsunami events” http://fijisun.com.fj/2018/03/02/tsunami-preparedness-vital-seruiratu/

Communicating volcanic risk: lava, eruptions and uncertainty https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/communicating-volcanic-risk-lava-eruptions-and-uncertainty

Perceptions of water in Britain http://aboutdrought.info/news-review-drought-briefing/

National Hurricane Preparedness Week https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

Disasters Create Emotional Connections With Future Generations http://freeresources.luciencanton.com/2018/04/disasters-create-emotional-connections-with-future-generations.html

Flooding challenges in spotlight at Shrewsbury event https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/2018/04/26/flooding-challenges-to-be-discussed/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

51% of Americans say they would rely heavily on social media to keep them updated during a disaster https://www.slideshare.net/AnneMarieMoran2/booz-allen-community-resilience-report-4-418

Introducing VOST: A Way to Make Social Media Work for Emergency Response http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Introducing-VOST-A-Way-to-Make-Social-Media-Work-for-Emergency-Response.html

Twitter and Facebook used to investigate the relationship between meteorological conditions and the sentiment of human expressions http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195750

British adults using Facebook less to communicate with friends https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/25/british-adults-using-facebook-less-to-communicate-with-friends?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Add_to_Pocket

As the internet becomes more mobile, newer forms of social media are gaining popularity https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/113222/Adults-Media-Use-and-Attitudes-Report-2018.pdf

 

Psychology and disasters

Junot Díaz’s beautiful and searing personal essay ‘The Silence’ https://longreads.com/2018/04/23/on-junot-diazs-the-silence-and-our-uncomfortable-reckoning/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Volunteer weather observers: more than 100 years of vital data collection http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/853/volunteer-weather-observers-more-than-100-years-of-vital-data-collection/

Motel misery: Hundreds fled Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico only to end up functionally homeless in Florida https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/04/20/politics/sutter-puerto-rico-motel-misery-invs/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

Louisiana ‘islanders’ find a new home beyond the water https://www.zilient.org/article/louisiana-islanders-find-new-home-beyond-water

Community cooperation following disasters key to recovery, Stanford study finds https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57918

Today in disaster resilience (20 April 2018)

disaster

Please find below links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sydney bushfire: Residents breathe a sigh of relief as disaster averted for a second night http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-16/sydney-bushfire-conditions-ease-for-firefighters/9660818

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/21/02/2018/Storm-system-brings-flooding,-freezing-rain,-snow-to-Midwest

Destructive flash floods, rare tornado hit Algeria https://watchers.news/2018/04/15/destructive-flash-floods-rare-tornado-hit-algeria/

Record-shattering rains trigger destructive floods in Hawaii, 699 mm (27 inches) in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2018/04/16/record-shattering-rains-trigger-destructive-floods-in-hawaii/

Massive storm system sweeps through US, at least 3 deaths reported https://watchers.news/2018/04/15/massive-storm-system-sweeps-through-us-at-least-3-deaths-reported/

One person killed after tornado hits Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina https://watchers.news/2018/04/16/one-person-killed-after-tornado-hits-greensboro-in-guilford-county-north-carolina/

Malawi – Hundreds Displaced by Floods Across the Country http://floodlist.com/africa/malawi-floods-february-2018

Colombia – 12 Dead, 1,067 Families Affected by Recent Severe Weather http://www.smcyinternationalfamily.org/colombia-12-dead-1067-families-affected-recent-severe-weather/

Tanzania – 9 Dead as Flooding Hits Dar Es Salaam http://floodlist.com/africa/tanzania-floods-dar-es-salaam-april-2018

USA – Heavy Rain Floods Parts of New York and New Jersey https://twitter.com/GlobalFloodNews

Homes lost, flood damage in Leamington area worst in 20 years https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/homes-lost-flood-damage-in-leamington-area-worst-in-20-years-1.3886781

Earthquake hits Banjarnegara, kills one, destroys buildings http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/04/18/earthquake-hits-banjarnegara-kills-one-destroys-buildings.html

Kenya – Thousands Displaced as Flooding Continues http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-thousands-displaced-flooding-april-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Martinique – Severe Flooding After 250mm of Rain in 6 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/martinique-floods-april-2018

Entire island of Ambae to be permanently evacuated due to volcano https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/vanuatu-island-evacuation-volcanic-ambae-eruption-entire-population-permanent-a8311716.html?amp&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&__twitter_impression=true

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Apr 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68574/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Apr-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Special Climate Statement 65—persistent summer-like heat sets many April records http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs65.pdf

Alaskan glaciers melting at rate not seen in 400 years https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/alaskan-glaciers-melting-rate-not-seen-400-years/#.WtEfNNoYjkY.twitter

Arctic melting could worsen future California droughts https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/04/arctic-melting-could-worsen-california-droughts/

Experimental effects of climate messages vary geographically https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0122-0

97% consensus on climate change? More like 99.94%, study finds https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/climate-change-consensus-07042018/

Greenhouse effect https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/greenhouse-effect/

Rising sea levels and intense cyclones prompt council action https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/rising-sea-levels-and-intense-cyclones-prompt-coun/3387868/

March was the third warmest globally since 1891 https://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/mar_wld.html

In the coastal communities near the Bering Strait, a winter unlike the rest https://www.climate.gov/news-features/features/coastal-communities-near-bering-strait-winter-unlike-rest

Miami is racing against time to keep up with sea-level rise http://www.businessinsider.com/miami-floods-sea-level-rise-solutions-2018-4/?r=AU&IR=T

The Commonwealth can kickstart a global offensive on climate change https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/18/commonwealth-global-climate-change-new-zealanders?CMP=share_btn_tw

As climate scientists predicted, glaciers are vanishing due to rapidly warming temperatures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/apr/18/glacier-loss-is-accelerating-because-of-global-warming?CMP=share_btn_tw

World Glacier Monitoring Service http://wgms.ch/latest-glacier-mass-balance-data/

Climate change in a San Francisco courtroom http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/news/2018/0410.html

As Climate Costs Grow, Some See A Moneymaking Opportunity https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/17/603230754/as-climate-costs-grow-some-see-a-money-making-opportunity

 

Disaster risk reduction

Disaster Management Research Roadmap for the ASEAN Region https://reliefweb.int/report/world/disaster-management-research-roadmap-asean-region

How building science and research can help avert disaster https://www.aia.org/articles/185061-how-building-science-and-research-can-help-

29 years on from the Hillsborough disaster, Grenfell shows how little we’ve learnt https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/sport/2018/04/29-years-hillsborough-disaster-grenfell-shows-how-little-we-ve-learnt

Heat exposure now more deadly than any other natural disaster https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/heat-exposure-now-more-lethal-than-any-other-natural-disaster

Houston-Area Officials Say They Didn’t Know About Reservoir Flood Risks Pre-Harvey https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2018/04/13/486330.htm

Safer and Stronger Cities: Strategies for Advocating for Federal Resilience Policy https://medium.com/safer-and-stronger-cities-strategies-for-advocatin/introduction-b7ad940f8c72

W&M grad students aid Virginia’s battle against flooding https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/wm-grad-students-aid-virginias-battle-against-flooding.php

At USD 144 billion, global insured losses from disaster events in 2017 were the highest ever, sigma study says http://www.swissre.com/media/news_releases/nr20180410_sigma_global_insured_loses_highest_ever.html

Drought-stricken Cape Town prepares for winter flood risks https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1894883/drought-stricken-cape-town-prepares-for-winter-flood-risks/

Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast http://coastal.la.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Coastal-Master-Plan_Web-Book_CFinal-with-Effective-Date-06092017.pdf

An Affordability Framework for the National Flood Insurance Program https://www.eenews.net/assets/2018/04/17/document_gw_06.pdf

San Francisco’s Big Seismic Gamble https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/04/17/us/san-francisco-earthquake-seismic-gamble.html

Landslides in Nepal: the need for a national agency? https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/17/landslides-in-nepal-1/

Study proposes link between formation of supercontinents, strength of ocean tides https://phys.org/news/2018-04-link-formation-supercontinents-strength-ocean.html

North American and Caribbean Hazards and Disaster Research Centers https://hazards.colorado.edu/resources/research-centers Supercritical river terraces generated by hydraulic and geomorphic interactions https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article-abstract/530330/supercritical-river-terraces-generated-by?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Can We Outsmart a Disaster? http://seismo.berkeley.edu/blog/2018/04/17/can-we-outsmart-disaster.html

Scientists unveil 10,000 sq ft model of Mississippi delta to help save coastline https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/18/mississippi-delta-model-coastal-erosion-scientists?CMP=share_btn_tw

On anniversary of great 1906 quake, California still struggles to prepare for the next ‘big one’ http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-quake-san-francisco-20180418-story.html

The U.S. Is Finally Getting a System to Warn When an Earthquake Is Coming https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/the-app-quakealert-hopes-to-warn-west-coasters-when-an-earthquake-is-coming.html

Visualization of earthquake risk in California https://www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues/maps/visualization-earthquake-risk-california

Seattle is starting to take steps to ready itself for an increased onslaught of rain as a result of climate change and historic weather patterns https://psmag.com/environment/seattle-preps-for-thousand-year-storm

Yorkshire Water hosts first flooding and pollution Hackathon https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/company-news/item/15036-yorkshire-water-hosts-first-flooding-and-pollution-hackathon

Where Next for Flood Risk? Use of Building Polygons Instead of Address Points for Assessment http://blogs.lexisnexis.com/insurance-insights/2018/04/where-next-for-flood-risk-use-of-building-polygons-instead-of-address-points-for-assessment/

Kilauea volcano: Magma system becomes increasingly pressurized, Hawaii https://watchers.news/2018/04/19/kilauea-volcano-magma-system-becomes-increasingly-pressurized-hawaii/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Development of an urban flood management plan that can deal with conditions of deep uncertainty https://understandrisk.org/adaptive-management-urban-flood-risk/

Humans in a Flammable Forest https://www.sfreporter.com/news/theenthusiast/2018/04/18/humans-in-a-flammable-forest/

Opinion: How to achieve better flood-risk governance in the United States http://www.pnas.org/content/115/15/3731

How San Francisco’s next big quake could play out https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-04489-3

 

Emergency Management

Ulverston’s forgotten flood victims talk of hardship 10 years on http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/ulverston/Ulverstons-forgotten-flood-victims-talk-of-hardship-10-years-on-485a71cf-1b38-4185-bfe9-0d7858375586-ds

FEMA’s plan underestimated Puerto Rican hurricane https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/15/puerto-rico-hurricane-fema-disaster-523033

Rural fire service announced for WA in wake of Yarloop blaze, funded by levy hike http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-13/wa-to-get-rural-fire-service-within-dfes-funded-by-levy-hike/9652920

Developing a coordinated, multi-agency response plan for a future great Alpine Fault earthquake https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00288306.2018.1455716?journalCode=tnzg20#.WtQPmDc3qE8.twitter

Public perceptions of emergency decontamination: Effects of intervention type and responder management strategy during a focus group study http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195922

Federal study launched to revamp hurricane cone of error http://weatherplus.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/03/27/just-in-federal-study-launched-to-revamp-hurricane-cone-of-error/

Volunteer Fire Departments Face Declining Numbers http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Volunteer-fire-Departments-Face-Declining-Numbers.html

Greece: The use of satellite imagery in crisis management after flooding https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57841

Flooded communities in Fiji showing resilience https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/354057/flooded-communities-in-fiji-showing-resilience

Large-Scale and Smaller Disasters Increasingly Call for Shared Responsibility by Everyone http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-EDITORIAL-Large-scale-and-smaller-disasters-increasingly-call-for-shared-responsibility-by-everyone.html

Late bushfire season and extreme heat put pressure on resources https://lighthouse.mq.edu.au/article/late-bushfire-season-will-cost-australia-dearly

How Many Wireless Emergency Alerts Are Too Many? https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/how-many-wireless-emergency-alerts-too-many.html

Puerto Rico In The Midst Of An Islandwide Blackout https://www.npr.org/2018/04/18/603693077/puerto-rico-in-the-midst-of-an-island-wide-blackout

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters https://allhandsandhearts.exposure.co/

Citizen scientists keep a watchful eye on the world’s streams https://eos.org/project-updates/testing-the-waters-mobile-apps-for-crowdsourced-streamflow-data

CrowdWater is a citizen science project to collect hydrological data http://www.crowdwater.ch/en/welcome-to-crowdwater/

Virtual reality technology puts people through ‘searing’ bushfire scenario http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-14/virtual-reality-puts-people-through-searing-bushfire/9645584

Could citizen geologists help scientists make geological maps? https://eos.org/features/crowdsourcing-digital-maps-using-citizen-geologists

Earthquake Education Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDbAmX72CFA&list=PLYJjP6lVJvswbQzrA1O_VA_StEun7HqN8

Tsunami Drills Encourage Students to be Aware of the Impacts of Natural Disasters http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/SchoolTsunamiPreparedness.html

Geoscience Communication https://www.geoscience-communication.net/about/aims_and_scope.html

Disaster education and preparedness in the acute care setting: A cross sectional survey of operating theatre nurse’s disaster knowledge and education https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524836/disaster-education-and-preparedness-in-the-acute-care-setting-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-operating-theatre-nurse-s-disaster-knowledge-and-education

People tend to ignore low-probability risks. And some people think that they have flood insurance when they do not https://www.rand.org/blog/2017/09/why-houstonians-didnt-buy-flood-insurance.html

Minecraft & Lego Used For Emergency Preparedness https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Minecraft-Lego-Used-For-Emergency-Preparedness

Ceremonies commemorate 112th anniversary of 1906 earthquake in SF http://abc7news.com/ceremonies-commemorate-112th-anniversary-of-1906-earthquake-in-sf/3360492/

Rare footage of San Francisco after 1906 earthquake shown in Fremont theater http://abc7.com/footage-of-san-francisco-after-1906-quake-shown-in-fremont/3361514/

Utahns prepare for ‘the big one’ in Great Shakeout earthquake drills http://fox13now.com/2018/04/19/utahns-prepare-for-the-big-one-in-great-shakeout-earthquake-drills/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Is anyone out there? The social media for emergency management audience https://disasterece.com/2018/04/17/is-anyone-out-there-the-social-media-for-emergency-management-audience/

 

Psychology and disasters

Flood risk denial in US coastal communities https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180402085848.htm

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

Daniel Aldrich: More focus on social capital needed as measure of disaster resilience https://federalnewsradio.com/federal-drive/2018/03/daniel-aldrich-more-focus-on-social-capital-needed-as-measure-of-disaster-resilience/

“The most resilient communities appear to be those with a wide variety of deeply rooted cooperative organizations, often made up of volunteers” https://www.futurity.org/volunteers-community-resilience-disasters-1729652/

The opportunity for good in Cape Town’s drought https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/cape-town-drought/