Today in disaster resilience (15 September 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Mexico’s strongest earthquake in a century leaves dozens dead http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/08/americas/earthquake-hits-off-the-coast-of-southern-mexico/index.html

Livorno flood aerial photos reveal devastation caused in Tuscan port where six people have died and three remain missing https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4433452/livorno-flood-aerial-photos-reveal-devastation-caused-in-tuscan-port-where-six-people-have-died-and-three-remain-missing/

Destructive Hurricane “Irma” moving through Florida, toward Georgia https://watchers.news/2017/09/10/hurricane-irma-florida-landfall-track-september-2017/

Sheveluch erupts ash up to 8.5 km a.s.l., Klyuchevskoy alert level raised, Russia https://watchers.news/2017/09/08/eruption-sheveluch-klyuchevskoy-russia-september-2017/

Death Toll From Hurricane Irma Climbs in Caribbean as Jose Approaches http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Death-Toll-From-Hurricane-Irma-Climbs-in-Caribbean-as-Jose-Approaches.html

Mexican earthquake death toll reaches 90 as food supplies fly in http://www.scotsman.com/news/world/mexican-earthquake-death-toll-reaches-90-as-food-supplies-fly-in-1-4556354

Hurricane Irma: Where it is now and what we know https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/09/10/when-hurricane-irma-move-inland/650721001/

Shorelines drained in eerie effect of Hurricane Irma http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/10/us/shorelines-drained-hurricane-irma-storm-surge/index.html

Niger floods threaten neighboring west African countries http://www.africanews.com/2017/09/10/niger-floods-threaten-neighboring-west-african-countries/

Tropical Depression “Maring” to make landfall over Quezon-Aurora area, Philippines https://watchers.news/2017/09/11/tropical-depression-maring-to-make-landfall-over-quezon-aurora-area-philippines/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

116 wildfires burning in the US http://wxshift.com/climate-change/climate-indicators/us-wildfires

Hundreds evacuated in Swiss Alps over Trift glacier avalanche threat http://news.sky.com/story/hundreds-evacuated-in-swiss-alps-over-trift-glacier-avalanche-threat-11028789

Assam floods worsen http://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-flood-situation-worsens-one-drowns-40000-people-affected-in-sonitpur-4031981.html

Croatia – Floods in Zadar After 280mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/europe/croatia-floods-zadar-september-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hurricane Irma Causes Major Flooding in Northern Florida http://floodlist.com/america/usa/hurricane-irma-floods-florida-september-2017

No Rest for the Hurricane-Weary: Jose a Potential East Coast Threat https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/jose-potential-east-coast-threat?__prclt=1kWTA0BN

Area sees ‘incredible’ flooding as Irma pounds Charleston, coastal South Carolina http://www.postandcourier.com/news/area-sees-incredible-flooding-as-irma-pounds-charleston-coastal-south/article_b752803e-96ee-11e7-9c8a-3f6a906b40d4.html

At least three dead, six missing, as storm hits Philippines http://www.gulf-times.com/story/563538/At-least-three-dead-six-missing-as-storm-hits-Phil

Two Cyclones Stir Up Asian Waters https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=90972&src=twitter-nh

Tropical Storm “Max” forms, about to hit Mexican state of Guerrero https://watchers.news/2017/09/13/tropical-storm-max-forecast-track-mexico-landfall/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Sep 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65163/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Sep-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Duko.html

Bangladesh: where the rain keeps coming https://www.mnnonline.org/news/bangladesh-rain-keeps-coming/

Storm Aileen batters Britain with high winds causing power cuts and travel chaos https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/13/storm-aileen-batters-britain-with-high-winds-and-power-cuts

Severe windstorm hits Germany, killing at least 3 https://watchers.news/2017/09/14/windstorm-sebastian-germany/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Storm “Doksuri” intensifying, landfall expected in northern Vietnam https://watchers.news/2017/09/13/tropical-storm-doksuri-forecast-track-landfall-vietnam/

Bangladesh devastated in third flood, incurs severe losses http://www.atimes.com/article/bangladesh-devastated-third-flood-incurs-severe-losses/

 

Disaster risk reduction

In flood-prone coastal Louisiana, towns have started to ask a question Texans may face soon: When should we all just leave? http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/09/01/harvey-texas-louisiana-floods-relocation-215565

Hurricane Harvey shows lack of awareness of flood risk http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/hurricane-harvey-shows-lack-of-awareness-of-flood-risk-13028

In Houston, a Terrifying Real-Life Lesson for Disaster-Prone Cities https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/us/houston-harvey-disaster-lessons.html?smid=tw-share

Houston: boom town, flood town https://projects.propublica.org/houston-cypress/

Floodplains in California’s future https://californiawaterblog.com/2017/09/10/floodplains-in-californias-future/

Floodplains: Processes and Management for Ecosystem Services https://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520294103

Scientists say nation must choose: Planned fires or more unchecked wildfires? https://treesource.org/news/management-and-policy/prescribed-fire-living-with-fire/

Kaikoura quake triggered Hawke’s Bay slow slips – study http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/09/kaikoura-quake-triggered-hawke-s-bay-slow-slips-study.html

What distance into fuel treatments fire needs to travel before fire severity is diminished? http://www.cafiresci.org/research-publications-source/category/fire-severity-change-with-distance-into-fuel-treatments

As threats grow, expanding cities push for stronger, safer societies http://news.trust.org/item/20170720110332-qlh6j/

Seismologists hope to create earthquake forecasts for California, using small temblors to warn of big ones http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-earthquake-forecast-20170911-htmlstory.html

In flood-prone South Asia, early warning systems buy precious time https://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/09/05/flood-prone-south-asia-early-warning-systems-buy-precious-time

A significant proportion of the unprecedented flood losses generated by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana will be uninsured http://aon.mediaroom.com/2017-09-11-Hurricane-Harvey-highlights-magnitude-of-insurance-protection-gap-according-to-Aon-outlook-report

NASA researcher says Harvey flooding pushed Houston down two centimeters http://inhabitat.com/nasa-researchers-says-harvey-flooding-pushed-houston-down-two-centimeters/

Hurricane Harvey Caused 500,000-Year Floods in Some Areas https://www.livescience.com/60378-hurricane-harvey-once-in-500000-year-flood.html

Harvey and Irma’s lasting lesson — America needs stronger flood policies http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/350251-harvey-and-irmas-lasting-lesson-america-needs-stronger-flood

Building codes pay for themselves in disaster-prone regions https://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/housing/building-codes-pay-disaster-prone-regions

Africa Hydromet Forum: Improving climate and weather forecasting to build disaster resilience https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/africa-hydromet-forum?CID=SURR_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Where will future hurricanes make landfall? Scientists in Boulder are circling closer to the answer http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/13/where-will-future-hurricanes-be-boulder/

More damaging wildfires in USA and Canada https://www.cbsnews.com/news/western-wildfires-devastate-parts-of-u-s-canada/

How to Build Hurricane-Proof Cities http://www.routefifty.com/infrastructure/2017/09/build-hurricane-proof-cities/140923/

Floods May Cost South Asia $215 Billion a Year by 2030 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-12/south-asia-cities-face-215-billion-worth-extreme-rainfall-risks

Earthquake forecasting during the complex Amatrice-Norcia seismic sequence http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/9/e1701239

Encouraging rebuilding in areas where homes and businesses probably shouldn’t have been built in the first place https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/will-rebuilding-after-harvey-and-irma-make-more-flooding-inevitable

How will you choose what flood events to model? https://waterdecisions.org/how-to-choose-flood-events-to-model-to-characterise-flood-risk/

Harvey and Irma should change the way the U.S. deals with catastrophic storms https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-11/get-ready-for-more-hurricanes

Some investors bet big against disasters https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/13/economy/some-investors-bet-big-against-disasters

Hurricane Irma broke a bunch of meteorological records https://www.businessinsider.com.au/hurricane-irma-weather-meteorology-records-2017-9?r=US&IR=T

These images provide valuable information about the movement of water across the floodplain http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/environmentalwater/murray-lower-darling-news.htm?utm_content=bufferdd961&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Mumbai floods: what happens when cities sacrifice ecology for development https://theconversation.com/mumbai-floods-what-happens-when-cities-sacrifice-ecology-for-development-83328?utm_content=buffer17256&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Mexico steps up to unique triple disaster threat https://www.zilient.org/article/mexico-steps-unique-triple-disaster-threat

Tectonic plates weaker than previously thought https://watchers.news/2017/09/14/tectonic-plates-weaker-than-previously-thought/

UN: Huge Volume of Extreme Weather Events Pose Major Threat to Peace and Security of Vulnerable Communities http://www.unisdr.org/archive/54837

Abandon Florida? Not quite. But it’s time for a retreat from flood zones. https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/9/14/16304730/flooding-irma-houston-retreat-floodplains-buyouts

How to implement the strategy of managed retreat http://news.stanford.edu/2017/03/27/keeping-communities-harms-way-changing-climate/

 

Emergency Management

Harvey delivered wide-spread 25,000-year rains over a 120-hour period http://www.climatesignals.org/scientific-reports/hurricane-harvey-%E2%80%93-extraordinary-flooding-houston-and-surrounding-areas

Destructive Hurricanes Harvey and Irma May Wipe Out 100,000 Jobs: Goldman Sachs https://www.thestreet.com/story/14299423/1/destructive-hurricanes-harvey-and-irma-may-wipe-out-100-000-jobs-goldman-sachs.html

Hurricane Irma highlights the great divide in disaster vulnerability https://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/09/08/hurricane-irma-highlights-great-divide-disaster-vulnerability

FEMA could run out of cash this weekend http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/07/politics/fema-funding-disaster-relief/index.html

Are this year’s violent, massive storms going to be the trigger for violent social unrest? https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-09-09-are-this-years-violent-massive-storms-going-to-be-the-trigger-for-violent-social-unrest.html

A long road to recovery: Why flood victims in Bihar are not hopeful of speedy compensation https://scroll.in/article/849796/a-long-road-to-recovery-why-flood-victims-in-bihar-are-not-hopeful-of-speedy-compensation

‘Not fit to live on’: Chaos grips Caribbean islands days after Irma’s rampage https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/11/hurricane-irma-caribbean-islands-evacuation?CMP=share_btn_tw

“People are reluctant to leave their homes unless they can bring the family dog or cat with them” https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2017/0910/For-those-fleeing-Irma-relief-gratitude-and-sometimes-guilt

Whether to evacuate the public or advise them to shelter in place? http://www.domesticpreparedness.com/commentary/rethinking-disaster-evacuation/

Four Storm Surges in One Storm: Perspective on Irma’s Wild Coastal Floods http://wxshift.com/news/blog/irmas-wild-coastal-floods-storm-surge

Vulnerable Communities Lose Critical Documentation in Natural Disasters’ Wake https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/09/how-id-laws-disenfranchise-voters-in-the-wake-of-a-hurricane/538512/?utm_source=SFTwitter

6 rules for rebuilding infrastructure in an era of ‘unprecedented’ weather events https://theconversation.com/6-rules-for-rebuilding-infrastructure-in-an-era-of-unprecedented-weather-events-83129?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Houston’s Floodwaters Are Tainted, Testing Shows https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/health/houston-flood-contamination.html

New Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner announced http://avbfb.org.au/new-fire-and-emergency-services-commissioner-announced/

8 die at Florida nursing home in Irma’s sweltering aftermath https://apnews.com/b01d27a86b644196ba7081f72eed88d8?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

Harvey and Irma take a huge bite out of the U.S. economy http://grist.org/briefly/harvey-and-irma-take-a-huge-bite-out-of-the-u-s-economy/

Mexico City is one of the few lucky places to have a public earthquake warning system https://www.wired.com/story/mexico-city-earthquake-alert/?mbid=social_twitter_onsiteshare

Disaster response and recovery in Bangladesh and Nepal https://medium.com/creating-opportunity/southasiadisasterrecovery-e69289233865

Getting power back to millions in Florida won’t be easy https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/11/sustainability/getting-power-back-millions-florida-wont-be-easy

Why disaster recovery is a long, slow process https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/07/world/why-disaster-recovery-long-slow-process

Incredible satellite photos show Florida and the Caribbean before and after Irma battered the regions http://www.businessinsider.com/irma-damage-satellite-images-of-florida-and-the-caribbean-2017-9/?r=AU&IR=T

Texas has launched aerial attacks on mosquitoes after floods http://www.businessinsider.com/r-texas-calls-in-us-air-force-to-counter-post-storm-surge-in-mosquitoes-2017-9?IR=T

The Virgin Islands, After Irma: ‘It Was Like Stepping Onto Another Planet’ http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/14/550940009/the-virgin-islands-after-irma-it-was-like-stepping-onto-another-planet

Tech companies are redefining how we respond to natural disasters—in a good way https://qz.com/1075435/tech-companies-are-redefining-how-we-respond-to-natural-disasters-in-a-good-way/?utm_content=bufferf2fc5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Why Did Hurricane Irma Leave so Many People in the Dark? http://blog.ucsusa.org/julie-mcnamara/hurricane-irma-power-outage?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw

Nepal’s Flood Recovery Set to Exclude the Most Marginalised https://thewire.in/177243/nepal-flood-recovery-tenant-farmers/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Communicating contested geoscience to the public: Moving from ‘matters of fact’ to ‘matters of concern’ http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825217301125

Five broad dimensions of people’s engagement with information http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/09/11/how-people-approach-facts-and-information/

Make a Plan https://happens.nz/make-a-plan/

New RFS Bushfire Plan http://www.myfireplan.com.au/

A Scholar Looks at History to Chart a New Narrative on Natural Disasters http://www.wnyc.org/story/scholar-looks-history-chart-narrative-natural-disasters/?hootPostID=ab42659839ea26c5a6b474c120759b87

Models of community engagement https://participation.cymru/en/resources/community-engagement-models/

I downloaded an app. And suddenly, was part of the Cajun Navy http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/I-downloaded-an-app-And-suddenly-I-was-talking-12172506.php

Progress in emergency communications since Katrina https://www.wired.com/story/harvey-shows-progress-on-emergency-communications-since-katrina/

Public libraries can (literally) serve as a shelter from the storm https://theconversation.com/public-libraries-can-literally-serve-as-a-shelter-from-the-storm-83070?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Using strategic narratives to help integrate CCA & DRR http://www.placard-network.eu/using-narratives-to-help-integrate-cca-drr/

Community Wildfire Resilience Workshop Gets Rave Reviews — Key Ingredients https://fireadaptednetwork.org/community-wildfire-resilience-workshop/

UK flood information service https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings

Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies http://jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba

 

Social media and emergency management

Why social media apps should be in your disaster kit https://theconversation.com/why-social-media-apps-should-be-in-your-disaster-kit-83743

Open data and social networks like Snapchat and Facebook have helped FEMA react more quickly and effectively https://www.fastcompany.com/40459641/from-katrina-to-harvey-how-disaster-relief-is-evolving-with-technology

When calling 911 failed, stranded Houstonians turned to Twitter and Facebook http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/harvey-social-media_us_59a47f42e4b050afa90c1049

Social media reaches 3 billion users globally, says new report http://mashable.com/2017/08/07/3-billion-global-social-media-users/#XLHQ1M1amaqI

 

Disaster psychology

How much trauma has Hurricane Irma caused? http://thewire.org.au/story/after-hurricane-irma-then-what/

The mental health impact of major disasters like Harvey and Irma https://theconversation.com/the-mental-health-impact-of-major-disasters-like-harvey-and-irma-83764

New research shows the role of emotions in reactions to disasters https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201709/what-does-it-take-survive-emotionally-after-disaster

In Houston, Children Are Likely To Experience Trauma From Hurricane Harvey http://www.npr.org/2017/09/11/550218492/in-houston-children-are-likely-to-experience-trauma-from-hurricane-harvey

 

Sociology and Disasters

‘This is human kindness’: Hurricane Katrina survivors help Houston after Harvey https://www.today.com/parents/katrina-survivors-helping-houston-after-hurricane-harvey-t116108

Florida coasts and flood-prone areas are home to many people who are particularly vulnerable in storms https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/irma-is-bearing-down-on-some-of-floridas-most-vulnerable-residents/?ex_cid=story-twitter

Hurricane Irma exposes racial tensions on smashed St. Martin https://apnews.com/6150ee8349fe4cb78a5293b82cf68de9

“Disasters tend to worsen the already present inequalities in their paths. Irma is no different.” https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/09/the-poor-in-irmas-path/539412/?utm_source=nl__link4_091217&silverid=MzEwMTkxMTQyOTAxS0

Neighbors helping neighbors: the power of community preparedness revealed during Harvey, Irma, wildfires https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2017/09/12/neighbors-helping-neighbors-the-power-of-community-preparedness-revealed-during-harvey-irma-wildfires

Role of Social Capital in Emergency Preparedness https://medium.com/the-community-engager/neighborfest-fc6fcd90f6b8

India’s floods expose poor countries’ total vulnerability to climate change http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/09/01/indias-floods-expose-total-vulnerability-climate-change/

Why Every Hurricane Should Be Named “Jim” https://theleap.org/portfolio-items/why-every-hurricane-should-be-named-jim/

 

September 2017 edition of The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) newsletter http://www.tiems.info/images/pdfs/TIEMS-2017-Newsletter-Septemberver1.pdf

 

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Today in disaster resilience (8 September 2017)

Disaster

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Cornwall floods leave motorists trapped in vehicles http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-41141331

More than 1,000 firefighters battling largest fire in Los Angeles history http://us.cnn.com/2017/09/02/us/los-angeles-wildfire/index.html

Not even desert safe from wildfire threat in blazing West http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/desert-safe-wildfire-threat-blazing-west-49556823

More Than 100,000 People Have Been Displaced By Flooding In Nigeria https://www.vibe.com/2017/09/nigeria-flood-100000-displaced/

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Sep 2017: Dukono volcano, Reventador, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Ulawun https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65039/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Sep-2017-Dukono-volcano-Reventador-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Ulawun-S.html

Dozens of wildfires very active in Montana and Idaho http://wildfiretoday.com/2017/09/04/dozens-of-wildfires-very-active-in-montana-and-idaho/

Cross River flood kills 15 in 2 months https://dailytimes.ng/news/criver-flood-kill-15-2-months/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Current wildfires in the USA https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm

Hurricane Irma becomes most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hurricane-irma-record-atlantic-ocean-category-5-track-forecast-path/

NASA shares video of Hurricane Irma viewed from space http://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-41167062/nasa-shares-video-of-hurrican-irma-viewed-from-space

Benue Floods: Three dead, 110,000 risk contracting disease http://www.fastworldlink.com/2017/09/benue-floods-three-dead-110000-risk.html?m=1

Hurricane Irma latest: Record high winds and flash floods lash Caribbean as ‘most powerful storm in 80 years’ rages towards Florida https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/hurricane-irma-latest-record-high-winds-and-flash-floods-lash-caribbean-as-most-powerful-storm-in-80-a3628586.html

Hurricane Irma – High resolution flood depths – Caribbean 06/09/2017 – FREE Dataset – JBA https://oasishub.co/dataset/hurricane-irma-high-resolution-flood-depths-caribbean-06-09-2017-free-dataset-jba

Hurricane Irma leaves 3 dead in eastern Caribbean https://www.ems1.com/fatal-incidents/articles/320535048-Hurricane-Irma-leaves-3-dead-in-eastern-Caribbean/

Irma, the strongest Atlantic hurricane in history, tears through the Caribbean https://grist.org/article/irma-the-strongest-atlantic-hurricane-in-history-keeps-getting-stronger/

Wildfire smoke crosses U.S. on the jet stream https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2624/wildfire-smoke-crosses-us-on-the-jet-stream/

The U.S. Virgin Islands sit squarely in Hurricane Alley. Irma will test the storm-weathered islands’ limits https://psmag.com/environment/are-the-virgin-islands-equipped-to-handle-hurricane-irma

‘It was like something you see in a horror movie’: Irma survivors tell of devastation https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/07/it-was-like-something-you-see-in-a-horror-movie-irma-survivors-tell-of-devastation?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

The impacts of the Eagle Creek fire https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/oregons-eagle-creek-fire-and-the-new-reality-of-life-in-the-smoke-filled-american-west

Potential catastrophic flooding in Florida from Hurricane Irma http://www.newsweek.com/hurricane-irma-florida-catastrophic-flooding-660291

 

Disaster risk reduction

We already knew how to reduce damage from floods. We just didn’t do it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/we-already-knew-how-to-reduce-damage-from-floods-we-just-didnt-do-it/2017/09/01/cc6c4174-8f2a-11e7-8df5-c2e5cf46c1e2_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.050e118e53ca

Florida big contributor to flood program shortfall http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2017/09/02/florida-big-contributor-flood-program-shortfall/105231424/

European fire governance and the megafire challenge https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/european-fire-governance-in-the-era-of-megafires/

NZ needs to act now to protect people and property, leaked coastal erosion report urges https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/96433693/coastal-erosion-report-urges-immediate-action

When two disasters saved Earth from a worse one https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/03/pinatubo-volcano-typhoon-ozone-layer-terrawatch

Time for a global policy on disaster risk reduction http://www.gulf-times.com/story/562448/Time-for-a-global-policy-on-disaster-risk-reductio

As flood waters rise, is urban sprawl as much to blame as climate change? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/02/flood-waters-rising-urban-development-climate-change

Future Flood Control: Time To Buy And Bulldoze Houston’s Most Flooded Homes https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2017/08/30/harvey-damage-tops-20-billion-as-40000-homes-destroyed/#2c2ace025774

Building A Flood-Proof Skyscraper Resilient To Climate Change https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/building-flood-proof-skyscraper-resilient-climate-change/

What earthquake science can tell us about North Korea’s nuclear test https://theconversation.com/qanda-what-earthquake-science-can-tell-us-about-north-koreas-nuclear-test-83415?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

South Asia floods put new GloFAS river discharge forecasts to the test https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/media-centre/south-asia-floods-put-new-glofas-river-discharge-forecasts-test

Quaternary earthquakes: Geology and palaeoseismology for seismic hazard assessment http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618217305773

Transition time for chief resilience officers http://citiscope.org/story/2017/transition-time-chief-resilience-officers

Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa https://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2017/08/23/freetown-s-mudslides-and-slippery-slope-urban-risk-africa

The Catastrophic Floods in India: A Perspective on Embankments http://waterpolicy.online/1353-2/

Why Chennai – like other Indian cities – will definitely flood again http://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/why-chennai-like-other-indian-cities-will-definitely-flood-again/story-KVxgIt0zyctNFO70EklYGJ.html

End-To-End Probabilistic Impact Based Early Warning Systems for Community Resilience https://hepex.irstea.fr/end-to-end-probabilistic-impact-based-early-warning-systems-for-community-resiliencelder/

Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017 https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/38?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=southernfireoutlook2017

Aon Benfield teams up with JBA on UK flood risk modelling http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/aon-benfield-teams-up-with-jba-on-uk-flood-risk-modelling-12971

96% uninsured in parts of Puerto Rico and USVI hit hardest by Hurricane Irma https://medium.com/living-beyond-floods/96-uninsured-in-parts-of-puerto-rico-to-be-hit-hardest-by-hurricane-irma-683d87f465c1

“Passive approaches [to flood management] are always the key” https://www.fastcodesign.com/90138912/the-cities-of-the-21st-century-will-be-defined-by-water

Risk of Strong Hurricane Winds to Florida Cities http://myweb.fsu.edu/jelsner/PDF/Research/MalmstadtElsnerJagger2010.pdf

Keeping Heads Above Water: Lessons for Building Resilience After Flooding in South Asia and Texas http://wri-india.org/blog/keeping-heads-above-water-lessons-building-resilience-after-flooding-south-asia-and-texas

Houston’s disaster is a lesson in the importance of urban land-use regulation — of not letting developers build whatever they want http://gulfnews.com/opinion/thinkers/why-can-t-the-us-get-its-cities-right-1.2085585

More floods are coming and we’re making them worse http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/09/06/opinion/more-floods-are-coming-and-were-making-them-worse

The CSIR coastal flood risk viewer is an interactive web-based tool to visualise the extent of coastal flooding in specific areas https://www.csir.co.za/csir-developed-coastal-flood-risk-viewer-improved-disaster-risk-management-and-development-planning

Hurricane Harvey shows how floods don’t pay attention to flood zone maps — or politicians https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/09/07/hurricane-harvey-shows-how-floods-dont-pay-attention-to-flood-zone-maps-or-politicians/?utm_term=.f3f4d645479a

“We’ve built our cities and flood protections with assumptions based on the climate of the past” https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608800/our-hurricane-risk-models-are-dangerously-out-of-date/

 

Emergency Management

Texas Expedites Help From Out-Of-State Health Care Providers http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/09/01/547816150/texas-expedites-help-from-out-of-state-health-care-providers

What would really happen if Britain came under nuclear attack? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/would-really-happen-britain-came-nuclear-attack/

Humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh as floods leave victims stranded, suffering, and close to starving http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2017/09/humanitarian-crisis-looms-in-bangladesh-as-world-media-prioritises-us-floods.html

A Bipartisan Bill Helped Save Pets From Harvey, And Maybe Their Humans Too http://www.npr.org/2017/09/02/547972616/a-bipartisan-bill-helped-save-pets-from-harvey-and-maybe-their-humans-too?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social

Harvey Aftermath: A Public Health Crisis in the Making https://insideclimatenews.org/news/31082017/hurricane-harvey-health-risks-climate-change-disease-toxic-chemicals-mold?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Hurricane Harvey’s Impact — And How It Compares To Other Storms https://fivethirtyeight-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/fivethirtyeight.com/features/hurricane-harveys-impact-and-how-it-compares-to-other-storms/amp/

Hurricane Harvey: What Happens to Drug Users During a Storm? http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/hurricane-harvey-what-happens-to-drug-users-during-a-storm-w500734

Hurricane Harvey could cost $190 billion, be worst-ever U.S. natural disaster, says AccuWeather http://www.marketwatch.com/story/hurricane-harvey-could-cost-190-billion-be-worst-ever-us-natural-disaster-says-accuweather-2017-08-31

Floods in Africa in August killed 25 times more people than Hurricane Harvey did https://qz.com/1068790/floods-in-africa-in-august-killed-25-times-more-people-than-hurricane-harvey-did/

Harvey Has Morphed into a Multi-Pronged Environmental Disaster https://newrepublic.com/article/144635/harvey-morphed-multi-pronged-environmental-disaster?utm_content=buffer8110f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

New York hospitals lend Texas a hand with Harvey http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20170831/HEALTH_CARE/170839975

Harvey victims leave shelters but face dire housing needs https://apnews.com/28dc090723c64275b152cb2b39774ca1

FEMA’s Role In Responding To Disasters http://www.npr.org/2017/09/04/548434477/fema-s-role-in-responding-to-disasters?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Morwell residents seven times more likely to have a heart attack since Hazelwood mine fire http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-04/morwell-residents-seven-times-more-likely-to-have-heart-attack/8869874

16 million children affected by massive flooding in South Asia http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57455#.Wa8hhPMjHIV

Estimating the Cost of Disasters http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/estimating-the-cost-of-disasters.html

City’s underserved population foresees uneven recovery http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/City-s-underserved-population-foresees-uneven-12169898.php?cmpid=twitter-premium

‘We don’t have anything’: landlords demand rent on flooded Houston homes https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/04/hurricane-harvey-landlords-demand-rent-for-flooded-homes

Thousands hit by malaria, dengue as South Asia’s worst floods in a decade recede http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southasia-floods/thousands-hit-by-malaria-dengue-as-south-asias-worst-floods-in-a-decade-recede-idUSKCN1BH10B

Photos From The South Asian Flood That Left 1200 People Dead But No One Talked About http://www.trueactivist.com/photos-from-the-south-asian-flood-that-left-1200-people-dead-but-no-one-talked-about/

Houston floods: Uninsured and anxious, victims return home http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40927487

Flooded by Hurricane Harvey: New Map Shows Energy, Industrial, and Superfund Sites http://blog.ucsusa.org/kristy-dahl/flooded-by-hurricane-harvey-new-map-shows-energy-industrial-and-superfund-sites

Total property damage from Hurricane Harvey’s flooding estimated at between US$65-75 billion: AIR Worldwide https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/total-property-damage-hurricane-harveys-flooding-estimated-us65-75-billion-air-worldwide-1004120229/

Red Cross launches first U.S. drone program for disasters http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-redcross-drones/red-cross-launches-first-u-s-drone-program-for-disasters-idUKKCN1BI2X9

With no government help, Mumbai flood victims are on their own http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/with-no-government-help-mumbai-flood-victims-are-on-their-own/articleshow/60406012.cms

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The inside story of what it took to keep a Texas grocery chain running in the chaos of Hurricane Harvey https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/inside-story-what-took-keep-texas-grocery-chain-running-chip-cutter

These are the apps helping people affected by Hurricane Harvey http://mashable.com/2017/08/29/hurricane-harvey-rescue-apps/#h5DSpgp_DmOq

Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/in_it_together_neighbourhood_preparedness_guide_web_final_2015.pdf

Sydney residents not being proactive or taking heatwaves seriously, researcher warns http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-05/sydney-residents-not-taking-heatwave-warnings-seriously/8870222?pfmredir=sm

Eye on Calderdale Flood Education site http://eyeoncalderdale.com/

Prepare for disaster: How your smartphone can help in an emergency http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2017/09/03/prepare-disaster-how-your-smartphone-can-help-emergency/629706001/

Come and see the Thames Barrier in action at our annual closure https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-thames-barrier#thames-barrier-annual-closure-sunday-10-september-2017

How do hurricanes form? https://nasa.tumblr.com/post/165053493274/how-do-hurricanes-form

Resilient … but to what? https://europa.eu/capacity4dev/articles/resilient-what

Don’t Fall For This Fake Viral Video Of Hurricane Irma https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/a-fake-video-of-hurricane-irma-has-been-viewed-more-than-18?utm_term=.cxNyxlxg9#.mm6BW3W6d

A photographer’s work fighting fires gave him rare, up-close access to California’s wildfire epidemic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/09/california-wildfires-drought/

Texas colleges devastated by Hurricane Harvey are moving face-to-face courses online https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2017/09/06/universities-proactively-prepare-online-transition-amid

Redefining community based on place attachment in a connected world http://m.pnas.org/content/early/2017/09/01/1712125114.abstract

40th anniversary edition of ‘Disasters’ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-7717/homepage/VirtualIssuesPage.html#ANNIVERSARY

Seven ways to protect your pets in an emergency https://theconversation.com/seven-ways-to-protect-your-pets-in-an-emergency-83484

How one photojournalist covered Hurricane Harvey https://blog.photoshelter.com/2017/09/one-photojournalist-covered-hurricane-harvey-alyssa-schukar-houston/

Hurricane Harvey crowdsourced photo map https://napsg.maps.arcgis.com/apps/StoryMapCrowdsource/index.html?appid=b6ef838e4d26489e8f62102639dc3d91

Understanding fire weather http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/1538/understanding-fire-weather/?cid=003tw57

“Giving people in flood prone areas more information about flood risk is not enough” http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2017/09/07/its-not-a-lack-of-information-that-stops-many-americans-from-adapting-to-flood-risks-its-a-lack-of-cash/

 

Social media and emergency management

Reddit, Twitter offer an oasis of info, resources for Harvey victims http://mashable.com/2017/08/27/hurricane-harvey-social-media-reddit-twitter/#dP9sIqIBDkqz

Harvey shows that social media platforms and the way we’ve used them have ‘evolved tremendously’ http://mashable.com/2017/08/29/social-media-harvey-rescues-force-for-good/#xUwyC0C8mOqr

New Facebook philanthropy partner reflects trend toward long-term disaster response https://www.devex.com/news/new-facebook-philanthropy-partner-reflects-trend-toward-long-term-disaster-response-90951#.Wa1tqpPzsZk.twitter

Social Media Saved Harvey Victims In Texas — But That’s Not Really A Plan https://www.buzzfeed.com/kevincollier/social-media-saved-harvey-victims-in-texas-but-thats-not

 

Disaster psychology

What NOT to Say to a Flood Survivor https://humans.media/what-not-to-say-to-a-flood-survivor

Matt: My Harvey story, our call to action for Houston https://spacecityweather.com/matt-my-harvey-story-our-call-to-action-for-houston/

Help Kids Cope app http://www.nctsn.org/content/help-kids-cope?platform=hootsuite

Breaking cognitive barriers to a sustainable future https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-016-0013.pdf

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Katrina and now Houston show how people, not just government, are key to effective disaster response http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865687953/Katrina-and-now-Houston-show-how-people-not-just-government-are-key-to-effective-disaster-response.html

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (1 September 2017)

Disaster

 

Recent emergencies/disasters

Harvey downgraded to a tropical storm, but details of devastation are emerging https://www.businessinsider.com.au/tropical-storm-harvey-hurricane-updates-map-texas-where-landfall-damage-2017-8

New mudslide hits Swiss town, eight hikers still missing https://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-landslide-idUSKCN1B51WG

Harvey’s rain ‘beyond anything experienced,’ weather service says http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/27/us/harvey-landfall/index.html

Mammoth Flood Disaster in Houston: More Rain Yet to Come https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/mammoth-flood-disaster-houston-more-rain-yet-come

Tornado Touches Down in Vermillion Parish https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/louisiana/articles/2017-08-26/the-latest-sw-louisiana-can-expect-up-to-13-inches-of-rain

Bihar floods’ death toll touches 440 http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Q0VX3xLI4jLwhnX5hfQWpI/Bihar-floods-death-toll-touches-440-171-crore-people-stil.html

Bangladesh floods worst in 40 years, 8 million affected http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201856312/bangladesh-floods-worst-in-40-years-8-million-affected

Texas flood disaster: Harvey has unloaded 9 trillion gallons of water https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/08/27/texas-flood-disaster-harvey-has-unloaded-9-trillion-tons-of-water/?utm_term=.5a91b0f59d5f&wpisrc=nl_rainbow&wpmm=1

Family Of Six Drowns In Houston Flooding http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/28/family-of-six-drowns-in-houston-flooding/

Sierra Leone mudslides ‘kill more than 1,000’ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/sierra-leone-mudslides-kill-1000-170827205358504.html

Massive rockslope collapse with 35 fatalities caught on a remarkable video https://watchers.news/2017/08/29/zhangjiawan-landslide-china-video/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Active volcanoes in the world https://watchers.news/2017/08/24/active-volcanoes-in-the-world-august-16-22-2017/

With Ten Times the Usual Rain, Mumbai Heads Towards Imminent Flood http://www.news18.com/news/india/with-ten-times-the-usual-rain-mumbai-heads-towards-imminent-flood-1504367.html

Floods In South Asia Have Killed More Than 1,000 People This Summer http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/29/547078456/floods-in-south-asia-have-killed-more-than-1-000-people-this-summer

Already Flooded, Houston Braces As 2 Swollen Reservoirs Are Opened http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/28/546693088/hurricane-harvey-brings-catastrophe-to-texas

Harvey leaving record rainfall, at least 22 deaths behind in Houston http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-hurricane-harvey-flooding-houston-20170829-story.html

India floods: Toddlers killed in Mumbai rains http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-41093404

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2017/08/31/sumatra-indonesia-earthquake-august-31-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Turkey hit by 28 002 earthquakes during the first 8 months of 2017 https://watchers.news/2017/08/30/turkey-hit-by-28-002-earthquakes-during-the-first-8-months-of-2017/

Robust steam plume, new explosive eruption at Bogoslov volcano, Alaska https://watchers.news/2017/08/27/robust-steam-plume-new-explosive-eruption-at-bogoslov-volcano-alaska/

Flood displaces over 110,000 people in Makurdi https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/flood-displaces-over-110-000-people-in-makurdi-sema.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

The US is good at responding to flood damage. We’re terrible at mitigating it https://www.vox.com/2017/8/26/16208230/hurricane-harvey-flood-damage

In Pursuit of Flash Flood Data https://eos.org/editors-vox/in-pursuit-of-flash-flood-data

Within cities, poor communities of color often live in segregated neighborhoods with higher flood risks https://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2017/08/a-catastrophe-for-houstons-most-vulnerable-people/538155/?utm_source=twb

Houston’s development boom and reduction of wetlands leave region flood prone http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-s-development-boom-and-reduction-of-8403838.php&cmpid=twitter-premium

Texas flood damage from Harvey may match Katrina: insurance group https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-insurance-idUSKCN1B70W0

Five Reasons Houston Is Especially Vulnerable to Flooding https://www.wsj.com/articles/five-reasons-houston-is-especially-vulnerable-to-flooding-1503676480

Not so Natural Disasters https://thesocietypages.org/trot/2016/10/19/not-so-natural-disasters/

Shops under a volcano? The dangerous lure of Mount Etna https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/aug/27/dangerous-lure-of-mount-etna-sicily-italy?CMP=share_btn_tw

How reconnecting with nature can help us cope with floods http://www.eco-business.com/news/how-reconnecting-with-nature-can-help-us-cope-with-floods/

Why moving inland might not keep you safe from floods http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/analysis-why-moving-inland-might-not-keep-you-safe-from-floods/

Houston’s “Unrestrained Capitalism” Made Harvey “Catastrophe Waiting to Happen” https://www.democracynow.org/2017/8/29/dr_robert_bullard_houston_s_unrestrained

Houston’s flooding shows what happens when you ignore science and let developers run rampant https://qz.com/1064364/hurricane-harvey-houstons-flooding-made-worse-by-unchecked-urban-development-and-wetland-destruction/

Houston drainage grid ‘so obsolete it’s just unbelievable’ https://apnews.com/d279b95b3eff430f88fed9c4c2a22fad

Insured losses from Harvey’s wind, storm surge as much as US$2.3 billion: AIR Worldwide https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/insured-losses-harveys-wind-storm-surge-much-us2-3-billion-air-worldwide-1004119802/

Harvey creating life-threatening flooding in southeastern Texas, early damage estimate up to US$2 billion https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/associations/harvey-creating-life-threatening-flooding-southeastern-texas-early-damage-estimate-high-us2-billion-1004119666/

Harvey forecast — Innovations in meteorology and climate science http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/harvey-forecast-innovations-in-meteorology-and-climate-science/article/501183

Satellite products support Afghanistan early warning system http://un-spider.org/news-and-events/news/satellite-products-support-afghanistan-early-warning-system

A century of wildland fire research https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24792/a-century-of-wildland-fire-research-contributions-to-long-term

How do we start putting a price on resilience? https://www.zilient.org/article/how-do-we-start-putting-price-resilience

Holland has solved the flooding problem; why can’t the US? http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/29/opinions/dutch-america-storms-opinion-ghitis/index.html

Wildfires to become “bigger, hotter, faster, and more frequent than those we confronted before” http://www.biographic.com/posts/sto/bigger-hotter-faster

Creeping earth could hold secret to deadly landslides https://www.nature.com/news/creeping-earth-could-hold-secret-to-deadly-landslides-1.22485

Houston’s Big Dams Won’t Fail. But Many Neighborhoods Will Have to Be Flooded to Save Them http://projects.propublica.org/graphics/addicks-barker

Satellite photos reveal how Mumbai killed its rivers and mangrove forests to risk epic floods https://qz.com/1065455/satellite-photos-reveal-how-mumbai-killed-its-rivers-and-mangrove-forests-to-risk-epic-floods/

No lessons learnt from the 2005 deluge in Mumbai http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/no-lessons-learnt/article19583161.ece

Devastating Himalayan floods are made worse by an international blame game http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/54698

It’s Time To Ditch The Concept Of ‘100-Year Floods’ https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/its-time-to-ditch-the-concept-of-100-year-floods/

Harvey Could Reshape How and Where Americans Build Homes https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-30/harvey-could-reshape-how-and-where-americans-build-their-homes

Poll: Nearly 75% of Voters Back Flood Reforms http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/04/05/poll-nearly-75-percent-of-voters-back-flood-reforms

Wetlands stopped $625 million in property damage during Hurricane Sandy. Can they help Houston? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/wetlands-stopped-650-million-property-damage-hurricane-sandy-can-help-houston/

Why Houston isn’t the only U.S. community ripe for disaster http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/why-houston-isn-t-only-us-community-ripe-disaster

Bengaluru floods because it is 78% concrete http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/bengaluru-floods-because-it-is-78-concrete-iisc-study/articleshow/60300957.cms

Flooding and the Economics of Risk Reduction http://www.brinknews.com/flooding-and-the-economics-of-risk-reduction/

 

Emergency Management

North West floods: £270,000 approved to help people affected by storms http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-41059940

Storm Harvey: Up to 2,000 rescued as Houston hit by ‘catastrophic floods’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41067315

Pensioners rescued after shocking photo of flooded Texas nursing home goes viral http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/27/pensioners-rescued-shocking-photo-flooded-texas-nursing-home/

New, Respected FEMA Chief Faces First Major Challenge With Hurricane Harvey http://www.npr.org/2017/08/25/546216170/hurricane-harvey-first-challenge-for-president-trumps-fema-director

Why the U.S. wasn’t prepared for Hurricane Harvey https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/why-the-us-wasnt-prepared-for-hurricane-harvey/article36098669/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

Houston’s Mayor Made the Right Call Telling Residents to Stay Put http://fortune.com/2017/08/28/houston-flooding-hurricane-harvey-mayor-evacuation/

Uncertainty continues after Bangladesh floods despite falling water levels https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2017/08/28/millions-flood-affected-people-bangladesh-live-life-uncertainty-despite-decreasing-water-levels/

Houston disaster evokes painful memories of Katrina https://indaily.com.au/news/2017/08/28/houston-disaster-evokes-painful-memories-of-katrina/

Conversations Continue on Emergency Communications https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/the-last-word-on-firstnet-conversations-continue-on-emergency-communications

Hurricane Harvey: drone footage shows a suburban Houston underwater http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/29/hurricane-harvey-drone-footage-shows-suburban-houston-underwater/

Harvey’s unprecedented floods bring a looming public health crisis https://thinkprogress.org/harvey-public-health-impacts-31d5fcfbb94a/

Before and after Houston floods http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/28/us/harvey-effect-on-houston-then-now-trnd/index.html?sr=twCNN082817harvey-effect-on-houston-then-now-trnd0626PMStory

Experts say it could take Houston years to fully recover from Harvey https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/29/houston-texas-harvey-recovery-efforts?CMP=share_btn_tw

About 80% of Hurricane Harvey victims do not have flood insurance, face big bills https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/08/29/hurricane-harvey-houston-flood-insurance-damages-claims/611910001/

The participation of Children & Young People in Disaster Management: a European view https://www.conftool.pro/esa2017/index.php?page=browseSessions&presentations=show&search=Israel%20Rodriguez%20Giralt

When disasters like Hurricane Harvey strike, women are far more likely to be negatively affected than other groups http://www.newsweek.com/hurricane-harvey-likely-affect-women-more-other-group-656590

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Watch a Massive Avalanche and Mudslide Sweep Down a Mountain http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/rock-avalanche-mudslide-landslide-video-spd/

A Reporter’s Tale in Houston: When a Story Becomes Your Own Disaster https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/27/us/hurricane-harvey-houston-a-reporter-disaster.html

‘This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever done,’ says man who rode out Harvey with wife, four dogs in a truck https://www.dallasnews.com/news/weather/2017/08/26/dumbest-thing-ever-done-says-man-rode-harvey-wife-four-dogs-truck

10 Wildfire and Behavior Change Books to Choose From https://fireadaptednetwork.org/community-wildfire-resilience-behavior-change-books/?platform=hootsuite

A ‘500-Year Flood’ Could Happen Again Sooner Than You Think. Here’s Why https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/28/climate/500-year-flood-hurricane-harvey-houston.html

Hurricane Harvey Is Testing Our Ability To Communicate Natural Disaster Risks http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/hurricane-harvey-communication-weather-disasters_us_59a41f8ae4b0821444c4a4ba

Text message alerts prove life saver in flood-hit Nepal https://www.zilient.org/article/text-message-alerts-prove-life-saver-flood-hit-nepal

A step-by-step cartoon guide to efficient, effective collaboration between Earth scientists and data scientists https://eos.org/opinions/three-steps-to-successful-collaboration-with-data-scientists

Texas media coverage in the US is about 160 times that of the Asian flooding https://www.irinnews.org/maps-and-graphics/2017/08/31/hurricane-versus-monsoon

Chile Prepares Mass Earthquake Drills for Students https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Chile-Prepares-Mass-Earthquake-Drills-for-Students-20170831-0016.html

The ABC’s of Wildfire Terminology https://fireadaptednetwork.org/abcs-wildfire-terminology/

What does transformation really mean? http://resilience2017.org/blog/what-does-transformation-really-mean/

 

Social media and emergency management

 

People are challenging each other on Twitter to text a $10 donation to the Red Cross Harvey fund https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/people-challenging-other-twitter-text-102825326.html

Hurricane Harvey Facebook Safety Check https://www.facebook.com/safetycheck/hurricane-harvey-aug24-2017/home/

Go on a Twitter holiday if you want to think and write well http://thepowerofideas.ideapod.com/smarter-need-quiet-time-4-steps-achieve/?utm_content=buffer1d4e8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

“Social media allowed many Houstonians to take their fate into their own hands” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/08/28/water-is-swallowing-us-up-in-houston-desperate-flood-victims-turn-to-social-media-for-survival/

Stranded Texans send pleas for help, share startling photos on social media as flood waters rise http://www.businessinsider.com/r-stranded-texans-turn-to-social-media-for-help-as-flood-waters-rise-2017-8?IR=T

Researchers in the US demonstrated the ability of social media to alert first responders http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/twitter-other-social-media-platforms-may-help-track-natural-disasters-117082100375_1.html

Social Media: A Critical Introduction https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/social-media/book250870?priorityCode=7B0846&hootPostID=b9d4828844a9d52b250183e15d9fdc68

Houston Chinese cope with flood on WeChat http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2017-08/29/content_31254572.htm

Facebook, Twitter Replace 911 Calls For Stranded In Houston http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2017/08/28/546831780/texas-police-and-residents-turn-to-social-media-to-communicate-amid-harvey

“Social Media Can Be a Tremendous Asset, but Beware Its Dark Side” http://www.conferenceboard.ca/topics/security-safety/commentaries/17-08-30/hurricane_harvey_emerging_insights_for_emergency_management.aspx

 

Disaster psychology

What psychologists do on disaster relief operations http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/disaster-site.aspx

Domestic Disaster Displacement (3D) Manual http://dcc.missouri.edu/three-d.shtml

A Framework for Empowering Women Experiencing Violence in Disaster Settings http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0886109917706338

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Volunteers Flock to Houston to Help Hurricane Victims https://www.voanews.com/a/volunteers-flood-houston-help-hurricane-victims/4008145.html

 

Today in disaster resilience (25 August 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

At least 700 killed in South Asia floods http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4806960/At-700-killed-South-Asia-floods.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Aug 2017: egoFu volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64806/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Aug-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Sa.html

B.C. wildfire status Sunday: Biggest fires remain same size despite wind http://globalnews.ca/news/3683519/b-c-wildfire-status-sunday-biggest-fires-remain-same-size-despite-wind/

Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner http://www.reuters.com/article/us-leone-mudslide-idUSKCN1B00Q5?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5999e33b04d30157869e6eb7&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Bangladesh floods toll rises http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/bangladesh-floods-toll-rises/article19525485.ece

Flood situation worsens in Bihar, death toll rises to 253 http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/flood-situation-worsens-in-bihar-death-toll-rises-to-253/816681/

Damaging earthquake below Ischia, Naples, Italy – at least 2 people killed – August 21, 2017 https://earthquake-report.com/2017/08/21/minor-earthquake-tyrrhenian-sea-on-august-21-2017/

Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40959863

Harvey to threaten Central America, Mexico with flooding and rough surf https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/triple-tropical-threat-looms-in-the-atlantic-caribbean/70002485

Scarborough flash flood turns streets into rivers http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-41026601/scarborough-flash-flood-turns-streets-into-rivers

India – Floods Affect 2 Million in Uttar Pradesh as West Rapti River Reaches Record High http://floodlist.com/asia/india-uttar-pradesh-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kansas City Flooding Kills 1; Residents Stranded on Roofs https://weather.com/storms/severe/news/kansas-city-flash-flooding-22aug17

Typhoon “Hato” turns deadly as it makes landfall in SE China’s Guangdong https://watchers.news/2017/08/23/typhoon-hato-casualties-damage-hong-kong-macau-china/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Lolo Peak fire grows to 32 328 acres, burns two homes, kills one – Montana https://watchers.news/2017/08/23/lolo-peak-fire-grows-to-32-328-acres-burns-two-homes-kills-one-montana/

Hundreds of firefighters battling largest wildfire ever recorded in B.C. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/largest-wildfire-1.4257021

Northern Ireland floods: More than 100 people rescued http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-41019610

Flood havoc across Sudan https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/flood-havoc-across-sudan

Worst case scenario looms for Texas with Hurricane Harvey http://mashable.com/2017/08/24/hurricane-harvey-worst-case-scenario-realized-texas.amp

 

Disaster risk reduction

Can Sun And Moon Trigger Quakes On Earth? https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2017/08/19/can-sun-and-moon-trigger-quakes-on-earth/#289260e6e484

The Financial Toll of Flooding http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/multimedia/audio/2017/the-financial-toll-of-flooding-part-1?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=atf8

Special Issue “Disasters, Crisis, Hazards, Emergencies and Sustainable Development” http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Disasters-Crisis_Hazards_Emergencies_Sustainable_Development

New Study: Protecting Socially Vulnerable Communities and Natural Resources from Dangerous Flooding http://coastalresilience.org/new-study-protecting-socially-vulnerable-communities-and-natural-resources-from-dangerous-flooding/

Poverty is both a driver and consequence of disasters http://www.preventionweb.net/risk/poverty-inequality

Taxpayers will pay a high price for loss of flood protection standards http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/taxpayers-will-pay-a-high-price-for-loss-of-flood-protection-standards/article/2631996

Flood committee sets out £22million of spending for coming year https://www.gov.uk/government/news/flood-committee-sets-out-22million-of-spending-for-coming-year–2

Before the flood: What drives preparedness? http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/about/news/170821-flood-risk.html

How LiDAR is Being Used to Help With Natural Disaster Mapping and Management https://www.gislounge.com/lidar-used-help-natural-disaster-mapping-management/

Human vulnerability to tornadoes in the United States is highest in urbanized areas of the Mid South https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/ta6uh/

Could Buffering Explain the Hurricane Drought? http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/Could-Buffering-Explain-the-Hurricane-Drought-/

GE Is Using AI To Investigate the Scalding-Hot Secrets of Volcanoes http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/news/a27866/ge-ai-predict-volcanic-eruptions/

Reducing flood risk in Indonesia: drones to map and secure green infrastructure https://www.iucn.nl/en/recent/reducing-flood-risk-in-indonesia-drones-to-map-and-secure-green-infrastructure

City planning for natural disasters pivots from ‘recovery to resilience’ https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/city-planning-for-natural-disasters-pivots-from-recovery-to-resilience/70002360#.WZ2fBKwKMKM.twitter

Australia’s volcanic history is a lot more recent than you think https://theconversation.com/australias-volcanic-history-is-a-lot-more-recent-than-you-think-58766

A ‘whole systems’ view to manage water resources and minimize flood risk https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/flooded-rivers-taking-bird-s-eye-view?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

Building a flood resilient Assam http://www.actiononclimate.today/blog/building-a-flood-resilient-assam/

Srinagar City Plan Puts Residents at Risk of Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/srinagar-city-plan-puts-residents-at-risk-of-floods-officials

Flammable and risky building products targeted by new laws in Queensland safety crackdown http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-25/safety-crackdown-flammable-risky-building-products-queensland/8841188?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Researchers are Using Machine Learning to Better Predict Weather Patterns https://www.gislounge.com/researchers-using-machine-learning-better-predict-weather/

A Just Resilience https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/director/5

Building urban resilience: Chief Resilience Officers share their stories https://www.zilient.org/article/building-urban-resilience-chief-resilience-officers-share-their-stories

Utah’s wildfire cost doubles, humans to blame, official says http://kutv.com/news/local/utahs-wildfire-cost-doubles-humans-to-blame-official-says

Country risk profiles for floods and earthquakes: Europe and Central Asia https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/risk_profiles_low.pdf

Improving Community Flood Resilience in Areas Remaining at Risk https://floodresilience.blog/2017/08/24/improving-community-flood-resilience-in-areas-remaining-at-risk/

 

Emergency Management

Wildfire efforts could lose up to 40% of crews as students return to school http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wildfire-efforts-could-lose-up-to-40-of-crews-as-students-return-to-school-1.4251537

Emergency planners know the sky is going dark, not falling https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/local/public-safety/the-eclipse-will-make-skies-dark-not-fall-so-why-are-people-planning-for-disaster/2017/08/17/91fa75b0-8124-11e7-ab27-1a21a8e006ab_story.html

Mudslide rings alarm bells http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/mudslide-rings-alarm-bells-20170819

Do Firefighter Shift Schedules Affect Sleep Quality? https://www.usfa.fema.gov/current_events/081717.html

Dry winter primes Sydney Basin for early start of bushfire season https://theconversation.com/dry-winter-primes-sydney-basin-for-early-start-of-bushfire-season-82641?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Coverack flash floods one month on https://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/2360172/watch-the-coverack-flash-floods-one-month-on/#.WZsiGZgm1l8.twitter

‘Serious humanitarian crises’ in South Asia as floods affect over 16 million people http://www.arabnews.com/node/1147061/world

Preparing for the future of disaster health volunteerism https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24859/preparing-for-the-future-of-disaster-health-volunteerism-proceedings-of

New Orleans is now planning to evacuate the city if a heavy rainstorm comes http://grist.org/briefly/new-orleans-is-now-planning-to-evacuate-the-city-if-a-heavy-rainstorm-comes/

Italy’s latest deadly quake exposes inaction on illegal homes http://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-quake-politics-idUSKCN1B21WG

Mapping tool allows users to visualize 2017 BC wildfire devastation http://www.cfjctoday.com/article/584414/mapping-tool-allows-users-visualize-2017-bc-wildfire-devastation

As fighters streak towards ‘Sydney’, scientists in war lab game way to victory http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/as-fighters-streak-towards-sydney-scientists-in-war-lab-game-way-to-victory-20170823-gy2bdd.html?btis

Disaster archives not only are a tool for information storage, retrieval and transmission, they also play a key role in disaster reconstruction http://seaa.americananthro.org/2017/08/disasters-digitized-participatory-archiving-and-collaborative-commemoration/

A photo essay at the National Review examines quadrotor drones at work in both civilian and military spheres.

http://www.nationalreview.com/slideshows/drones-work-delivery-security-surveillance-war#0

Firefighter PPE cleaning rules are changing https://www.firechief.com/2017/08/22/firefighter-ppe-cleaning-rules-are-changing/#.WZ9KQhbv7RA.twitter

Industrial Safety and Utopia: Insights from the Fukushima Daiichi Accident http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.12821/full

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

What we can learn from the book ‘Hiroshima’ http://lithub.com/fire-fury-and-americas-failure-to-learn-from-the-past/

How Eclipses Changed History http://www.npr.org/2017/08/16/543532422/how-eclipses-changed-history

“The best way to survive a bushfire is not to be there when it arrives” https://www.businessinsider.com.au/heres-the-safest-place-to-be-in-a-bushfire-2017-8

User-friendly process for comprehensive planning, implementation guidance, and evaluation of community emergency programs and community initiatives https://www.rand.org/pubs/tools/TL259/introduction.html

When the Bullin shrieked: Aboriginal memories of volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago https://theconversation.com/when-the-bullin-shrieked-aboriginal-memories-of-volcanic-eruptions-thousands-of-years-ago-81986

Intro to drones part 2: How to choose your first drone https://www.dpreview.com/articles/9879934458/intro-to-drones-part-2-how-to-choose-your-first-drone

How Mapping Disasters Can Help Devastated Communities Rally http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2017/07/12/how-mapping-disasters-can-help-devastated-communities-rally

Central Italian towns remember victims one year after deadly earthquake https://www.thelocal.it/20170824/central-italian-towns-remember-victims-one-year-after-deadly-earthquake

 

Social media and emergency management

A community perspective on resilience analytics http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.12788/pdf

The Japanese earthquake changed our relationship to place, and post-disaster social media changed it again https://medium.com/re-form/cartographies-of-disaster-24fe711d04e6

Twitter hashtag turns 10 today http://abcnews.go.com/US/twitter-hashtag-turns-10-today-blessed/story?id=49376404

 

Disaster psychology

Mental health risk and resiliency training for disaster responders https://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2017/8/community-impact/responders/index.htm

AFP commander and champion strongman Grant Edwards goes public with his PTSD battle http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-21/afp-strongman-grant-edwards-opens-up-about-ptsd-battle/8811844

Mental Health Dept warns public bracing for floods against mental health risks http://reliefweb.int/report/thailand/mental-health-dept-warns-public-bracing-floods-against-mental-health-risks

The mental health of children suffering post-earthquake stress dramatically improves with small changes to their school http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/337789/tweaks-improve-quake-rattled-children-s-mental-health-study

What Makes a Terrorist? http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2017/08/23/what-makes-a-terrorist/

 

Social Capital and Disasters

New research into the place of lower-income and disadvantaged households in a compact city https://theconversation.com/its-not-just-the-buildings-high-density-neighbourhoods-make-life-worse-for-the-poor-82070

Vulnerability and Environmental Migration: The Case of Miyagi Prefecture after the Great East Japan Earthquake http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917302248

 

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (18 August 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sierra Leone – Over 300 Dead After Mudslide and Floods in Freetown http://floodlist.com/africa/sierra-leone-mudslide-floods-freetown-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Regent landslide, Sierra Leone: an uncertain picture http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/08/15/regent-landslide-1/

B.C. nears worst wildfire season with 8,450 square kilometres burned http://www.theprovince.com/news/local+news/nears+worst+wildfire+season+with+2c450+square+kilometres/14214485/story.html

Nearly a 100 killed, lakhs displaced by floods in multiple states https://scroll.in/latest/847285/nearly-a-100-killed-lakhs-displaced-by-floods-in-multiple-states

Flooding kills 11 in Iran’s northeast, west http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/08/12/531463/Iran-Khorasan-Razavi-flooding-fatalities

Nepal: Death toll rises to 70 after floods, landslides http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-14/nepal-floods,-landslides-leave-49-dead:-officials/8802952

India – Over 40 Killed in Himachal Pradesh Landslide http://floodlist.com/asia/india-himachal-pradesh-mandi-landslide-august-2017

Three tropical systems develop along the ITCZ in the northeast Atlantic https://watchers.news/2017/08/16/three-tropical-systems-develop-along-the-itcz-in-the-northeast-atlantic/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bangladesh – Rivers at Record High, Floods Affect 1.3 Million http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-august-2017

Assam floods kill 11 more, toll crosses 120 http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/assam-floods-kill-11-more-toll-crosses-120/story-FyKiOshHTIIKusMGbWxVEO.html

Landslide Leaves Forty People Dead In Democratic Republic Of Congo http://guardian.ng/news/landslide-kills-40-in-northeast-dr-congo/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

City planning for natural disasters pivots from ‘recovery to resilience’ https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/city-planning-for-natural-disasters-pivots-from-recovery-to-resilience/70002360

Increasing risk over time of weather-related hazards to the European population: a data-driven prognostic study http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(17)30082-7/abstract

Fires in Europe Fuelled by Urbanisation and Climate Change http://www.unisdr.org/archive/54477

Trump to Roll Back Obama’s Flood Standards for Infrastructure https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/climate/flooding-infrastructure-climate-change-trump-obama.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

Mystery of missing tsunamis explained by geological model https://www.newscientist.com/article/2143611-mystery-of-missing-tsunamis-explained-by-geological-model/

Falling moisture levels and rising mercury point to risk of major fires in NSW http://www.smh.com.au/environment/falling-moisture-levels-and-rising-mercury-point-to-risk-of-major-fires-in-nsw-20170807-gxrdfg.html

Flood costs could multiply by factor of five over next three decades http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/flood-costs-could-multiply-by-factor-of-five-over-next-three-decades-76034.aspx

Urban Floods Intensifying, Countryside Drying Up, Says Study http://floodlist.com/climate/urban-floods-intensifying-countryside-drying-up-says-study

Flooding in Freetown: a failure in planning? https://www.africaresearchinstitute.org/newsite/blog/flooding-in-freetown-a-failure-of-planning/

Scientists uncover largest volcanic region on Earth under West Antarctica https://watchers.news/2017/08/14/largest-volcanic-region-on-earth-under-west-antarctica/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

U.S. Geological Survey Makes Moves to Expand, Improve Earthquake Early Alert System http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/US-Geological-Survey-Makes-Moves-to-Expand-Improve-Earthquake-Early-Alert-System-EM.html

Extreme weather events, innovative solutions to manage them in urban areas – examples of major European and US metropolises http://corriereinnovazione.corriere.it/cards/piazze-d-acqua-dune-verdi-citta-cambiamento-contro-alluvioni/progetto-rotterdam.shtml

Assam Floods: Complexities of Disaster risk reduction http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/social-strings/assam-floods-complexities-of-disaster-risk-reduction/

Philippines Launches Innovative Insurance Program to Boost Natural Disaster Risk Management http://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/philippines-launches-innovative-insurance-program-boost-natural-disaster-risk

Why flooding in Nigeria is an increasingly serious problem https://theconversation.com/why-flooding-in-nigeria-is-an-increasingly-serious-problem-82272

 

Emergency Management

Intelligent Mobile Robots being developed for disaster mitigation, firefighting https://www.samaa.tv/technology/2017/08/intelligent-mobile-robots-being-developed-for-disaster-mitigation-firefighting/

Bangladesh recovers from floods and braces for more https://social.shorthand.com/IFRCAsiaPacific/jgcCYwzgVxu/glimmers-of-hope

Businesses still working to reopen, return to normal after tornado struck midtown Tulsa last week http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/businesses-still-working-to-reopen-return-to-normal-after-tornado-struck-midtown-tulsa-last-week

Firefighter health and wellness: How the movement has evolved https://www.firerescue1.com/health/articles/296772018-Firefighter-health-and-wellness-How-the-movement-has-evolved/

How Real-Time Data Intelligence Is Transforming UK Flood Response http://www.silicon.co.uk/data-storage/bigdata/environment-agency-data-intelligence-216395?inf_by=59939aa7671db88c468b4867

In Victoria there are over 100,000 emergency management volunteers https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/a-message-from-the-commissioner-on-sustainable-volunteering

NSW firefighters fight for presumptive legislation to recognise work-related cancers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-14/nsw-firefighters-in-lone-fight-for-cancer-compensation/8790274

U.S. fire managers on Thursday raised the nation’s wildfire readiness status to its highest level http://www.meteorology-news.com/tabs/blog/2017/08/us-wildfire-preparedness-raised-to-highest-level—by-reuters

Video: Elephants rescue tourists stranded by floods in Nepal http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-elephants-rescue-tourists-stranded-by-floods-in-nepal-36038087.html

Wildfire-ravaged parts of Portugal declared state of public calamity https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/08/18/world/wildfire-ravaged-parts-portugal-declared-state-public-calamity/#.WZYSFfgjHIU

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How Company Responses to Natural Disasters Strengthen Community Resilience http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1086026616629794?hootPostID=f1f7bfc1b68b6cf1233fcc79252e7e0a&utm_source=SAGE_social&journalCode=oaec

Building Resilience with Hunter and Eve http://dcc.missouri.edu/hunter-eve.shtml#solving-problems?platform=hootsuite

Around 500 Indonesian School Children Taking Part in Tsunami Drill in Bali https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2017/08/7bc27dfd5a51-tsunami-evacuation-drill-held-at-school-in-indonesias-bali.html

Lynmouth Flood Disaster remembered http://www.visitlyntonandlynmouth.com/about/lynmouth-flood

Field-Trip guide to mafic volcanism of the Cascade Range in Central Oregon—A volcanic, tectonic, hydrologic, and geomorphic journey https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20175022H

“Kids can play a key role in helping their families get ready for disasters” using Prep Rally program http://blog.savethechildren.org/2017/08/taking-the-scary-out-of-disaster-for-kids.html

Safe Rooms for Hurricanes and Tornadoes https://www.fema.gov/safe-rooms

 

Social media and emergency management

Tracking and Analyzing Individual Distress Following Terrorist Attacks Using Social Media Streams http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.12829/abstract?campaign=woletoc

 

Disaster psychology

Disasters can harm older adults long after storms have passed https://theconversation.com/disasters-can-harm-older-adults-long-after-storms-have-passed-81429

When optimism spells disaster… https://mahb.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MAHBBlog_Optimism_JCribb_Aug2017.pdf

IAFC, VCOS Release Report on Behavioral Health in the Fire Service https://www.iafc.org/press-releases/press-release/iafc-vcos-release-report-on-behavioral-health-in-the-fire-service

Psychosocial Support in Flooding http://reliefweb.int/report/world/psychosocial-support-flooding-toolbox

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Social capital as a shield against anxiety among displaced residents from Fukushima https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/40/

Today in disaster resilience (11 August 2017)

disaster

Please find links below to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Typhoon “Noru” leaves at least 2 dead and 9 missing, Japan https://watchers.news/2017/08/06/typhoon-noru-leaves-at-least-2-dead-and-9-missing-japan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

State of emergency extended in Canada’s fire-hit west https://www.yahoo.com/news/state-emergency-extended-canadas-fire-hit-west-161230584.html

Rare August tornado injures at least 25 people in Tulsa https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/08/06/tulsa-tornado-injures-least-25-people/543492001/

Current California wildfire incidents https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/

Flooding in Las Vegas https://www.sott.net/article/358400-1-missing-7-rescued-after-flash-flooding-near-Las-Vegas-Strip

Massive Florida sinkhole claims five more homes http://www.smh.com.au/world/massive-florida-sinkhole-claims-five-more-homes-20170807-gxrbor.html

Flooding kills at least 26 in northern Vietnam http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/flooding-kills-at-least-26-in-northern.html

Pakistan – Deadly Landslides and Floods in Gilgit-Baltistan http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-gilgit-baltistan-august-2017

As many as 100 people feared dead in Chinese earthquake https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/08/as-many-as-100-people-feared-dead-in-chinese-earthquake

“Blizzard of Oz” brings rare thundersnow storms to NSW and Victoria, Australia https://watchers.news/2017/08/08/blizzard-of-oz-thundersnow-storms-australia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Violent thunderstorm hits Italy after major heat wave, leaves 3 dead https://watchers.news/2017/08/08/violent-thunderstorm-hits-italy-after-major-heat-wave-leaves-3-dead/

Significant explosive eruption at Bogoslof, Aviation Color Code Red https://watchers.news/2017/08/07/bogoslof-eruption-august-7-2017/

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Aug 2017: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64626/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Aug-2017-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Reventador.html

Venezuela – Floods Affect Thousands as Major Rivers Overflow http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Landslide in south-west China kills 24 http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/landslide-in-southwest-china-kills-24?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

B.C. wildfires status Wednesday: More than 360 wildfires this season are human-caused http://globalnews.ca/news/3657702/b-c-wildfires-status-wednesday-more-than-360-wildfires-this-season-are-human-caused/

Franklin, the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season is about to hit Veracruz https://watchers.news/2017/08/09/hurricane-franklin-veracruz-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flash Floods Prompt Dozens of Flood Rescues in Houston http://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-flash-floods-prompt-dozens-of-flood-rescues-in-houston?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire flooding caused by heavy rain http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-40875248

Russia – Hundreds Displaced as Floods in Far East Damage Homes and Roads http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-floods-far-east-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Yellowstone volcano has been struck by 1,400 earthquakes in recent weeks, leading to fears that the supervolcano is ready to blow http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-05/sudden-1400-quake-swarm-prompts-question-if-yellowstone-erupted-what-would-be-left

Integrated Flood Management to Enhance Climate Resilience of the Vaisigano River Catchment in Samoa http://adaptation-undp.org/projects/gcf-samoa

Slow the Flow Calderdale http://slowtheflow.net/hardcastle-crags/

Fire mapping with satellites and smart phones https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/fire-mapping-satellites-and-smart-phones

Latest edition of Floodplain Manager http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20459&t=b8e8dbd7019f99804e7cd98109c1b902

Scientists say nation must choose: Planned fires or more unchecked wildfires? http://treesource.org/news/management-and-policy/prescribed-fire-living-with-fire/

A perfect storm is brewing – and we can prevent it http://news.trust.org/item/20170726150028-zqprc/

Study highlights complex causes of Maldives flooding https://phys.org/news/2017-08-highlights-complex-maldives.html

Aerial photos show the stunning transformation of Australia’s top 10 fastest growing regions http://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/aerial-photos-show-the-stunning-transformation-of-australias-top-10-fastest-growing-regions/news-story/ed747bdbc8552fecd3a3e99dcf4a3302

Extremely active hurricane season forecast http://wxshift.com/news/extremely-active-hurricane-season-peak-lies-ahead

NIST Funds 12 Projects to Make Communities More Resilient to Disasters https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2017/08/nist-funds-12-projects-make-communities-more-resilient-disasters

Review of literature on decision support systems for natural hazard risk reduction: Current status and future research directions http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815216311239

 

Emergency Management

The impact of disasters on agriculture: Addressing the information gap http://www.fao.org/resilience/resources/resources-detail/en/c/888728/

In search of International Disaster Law http://www.atha.se/blog/search-international-disaster-law

Vanuatu Launches Tsunami Early Warning System http://floodlist.com/australia/vanuatu-launches-tsunami-early-warning-system

Learning lessons from research insights: Black Saturday case study http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/learning-lessons-from-research-insights-black-saturday-case-study

Fire spread simulator capabilities assessed http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/fire-spread-simulator-capabilities-assessed

14 pumps inactive during New Orleans flooding; disabled turbines led to power issues, officials say http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_b1b59b62-7c71-11e7-ad4a-dfa4a217203a.html

Notes on Working with Volunteers on the Geolocation team https://www.ushahidi.com/blog/2017/08/08/working-with-volunteers-on-the-geolocation-team

Satellite plays important role in detection and monitoring of flood situations over large regions http://www.gisresources.com/flood-monitoring-using-scatsat-1-satellite/

Simulation-based optimization of emergency evacuation strategy in ultra-high-rise buildings https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-3013-1

Odisha Govt Pegs Flood Damage At Rs 219 Cr In 5 Districts http://odishatv.in/odisha/body-slider/odisha-govt-pegs-flood-damage-at-rs-219-cr-in-5-districts-232069/

Disaster and Neglect in Louisiana http://reports.climatecentral.org/great-flood-louisiana/one-year-later/

In times of emergency, Britain needs more than community resilience http://www.citymetric.com/politics/times-emergency-britain-needs-more-community-spirit-3208

New Orleans exploring early warning flood system http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/08/early_warning_flooding_new_orl.html

EARTH EX is designed to improve community resilience to large scale, long duration power outages through multi-sector exercises http://eiscouncil.com/EarthEx

Aon Report – Asia Records $10bn Economic Loss After July Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/aon-report-asia-records-10bn-economic-loss-after-july-floods

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

These Artists Are Trying to Make Climate Change Visceral https://www.outsideonline.com/2229726/these-artists-are-trying-make-climate-change-feel-visceral

Disasters Conference: learning from the past 40 years https://www.odi.org/events/4487-disasters-conference-learning-past-40-years

Disaster Education: A Survey Study to Analyze Disaster Medicine Training in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs in the United States https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/disaster-education-a-survey-study-to-analyze-disaster-medicine-training-in-emergency-medicine-residency-programs-in-the-united-states/A92995A4DFB0E3A8A122E7738C51705C

Enhancing Community Resilience towards Disaster: The Contributing Factors of School-Community Collaborative Network in the Tsunami Affected Area in Aceh http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917301851

Understanding disaster risk terminology http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/terminology/

Disaster preparedness now part of school curriculum in the Philippines http://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2017/07/31/1723194/disaster-preparedness-now-part-school-curriculum

Is Your School In A Flood Zone? https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/thousands-of-us-public-schools-in-flood-zone?utm_term=.xfbvaKa7g#.kr7qbmbG5

Telling Fire’s Story through Narrative and Art https://www.firescience.gov/Digest/FSdigest25.pdf

Students help to promote flood resilience and insurance in the community https://toolkit.climate.gov/case-studies/students-promote-flood-resilience-and-reduce-insurance-costs

How to learn together for wildfire risk management https://fireadaptednetwork.org/five-tips-working-learning-with-partners/?platform=hootsuite

In Case Of A Flood http://www.iii.org/article/case-flood

 

Social media and emergency management

Impact of Social Media on Chennai Floods https://www.gisocial.com/blog/59/social-media/impact-social-media-chennai-floods

Social media data present an opportunity for mental health surveillance after disasters http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0181233

 

Disaster psychology

The nature and distribution of affiliative behaviour during exposure to mild threat http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/4/8/170265

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Social network analysis using R https://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials/Social-Network-Analysis-Using-R/508872-2.html

Social networks are the key to building disaster resilient communities http://vcoss.org.au/documents/2017/05/Building-Resilient-Communities.pdf

 

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (4 August 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Area of B.C. burned by wildfires at a 56-year high http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/area-of-b-c-burned-by-wildfires-at-a-56-year-high-1.4226227

West Virginia Governor declares State of Emergency following flooding http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/West-Virginia-Governor-declares-State-of-Emergency-following-flooding-437389833.html

Taiwan typhoon injures over 80 people, leaves dozens trapped by floodwaters http://globalnews.ca/news/3634611/taiwan-typhoon/

Wildfire Season Is Scorching the West http://www.climatecentral.org/news/western-wildfire-season-off-to-blazing-start-21661

India floods: 213 killed in Gujarat as receding waters reveal more victims https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/31/india-monsoon-floods-gujarat-death-toll-over-200

Taiwan and China to face more flooding as Tropical Storm Haitang follows Nesat https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/typhoon-nesat-slams-into-northern-taiwan-to-soak-southeastern-china-next/70002301

Wildfires burn in British Columbia https://www.climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/wildfires-burn-british-columbia

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Aug 2017: Karymsky volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bagana https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64513/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Aug-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bagana.html

Thailand: Disaster zones declared as flood damage spreads http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1298030/disaster-zones-declared-as-flood-damage-spreads

New Eruption at Indonesia Volcano Spreads Ash for Miles https://www.voanews.com/a/new-eruption-at-indonesia-volcano-spreads-ash-for-miles/3969063.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India – Thousands Displaced by Floods in West Bengal http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-west-bengal-july-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Typhoon Noru to Slam Ryukyu Islands, Western Japan Starting Friday With Gusty Winds, Storm Surge, Flooding Rain https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/typhoon-noru-forecast-west-pacific-japan-2017

Red Alert Raised as Torrential Rains Flood Southwest Beijing http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2017/08/03/torrential-rains-flood-beijing-suburb-fangshan

Pakistan: Four killed as heavy rain wreaks havoc in KP http://reliefweb.int/report/pakistan/pakistan-four-killed-heavy-rain-wreaks-havoc-kp

 

Disaster risk reduction

Governors adopt Iwate declaration to boost Japan’s disaster preparedness and recovery http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/07/27/national/governors-adopt-iwate-declaration-boost-japans-disaster-preparedness-recovery/#.WX5U008UnIV

Prevention, disaster management key lessons from Fort McMurray wildfire: report http://www.timescolonist.com/prevention-disaster-management-key-lessons-from-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-report-1.21408510

FEMA infrastructure money is needed to repair what the levees broke http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2017/07/fema_settlement.html

The three myths of natural disasters https://www.zilient.org/article/three-myths-natural-disasters

NZ landslides deadlier than quakes or tsunami http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/336078/landslides-deadlier-than-quakes-or-tsunami

Monitoring forest fire risk and incidence across Europe http://ec.europa.eu/echo/what-we-do/civil-protection/forest-fires_en

Call for urgent upgrade to flood alert system http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30322209

Weather-related Natural Disasters: Should we be concerned about a reversion to the mean? https://riskfrontiers.com/weather-related-natural-disasters-should-we-be-concerned-about-a-reversion-to-the-mean/

Opinion: Gov’t must act to reduce wildfire threat http://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/opinion-govt-must-act-to-reduce-wildfire-threat

Mitigation Measures: Sound Investments in Disaster Recovery https://adjustersinternational.com/publications/disaster-recovery-today/mitigation-measures/2/

A plan to address Mississippi River flooding rests on those who disagree on control measures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/plan-address-mississippi-river-flooding-rests-those-who-disagree-control-measures#stream/0

How can Nigerians be protected from the annual floods? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40720985

Ten years on from the UK summer floods of 2007 https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/31/ten-years-on-from-the-summer-floods-of-2007/

High risk of unprecedented UK rainfall in the current climate https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00275-3

The 2007 Floods: ten years of thinking big and acting early https://floodresilience.blog/2017/07/31/the-2007-floods-ten-years-of-thinking-big-and-acting-early/

Key factors of increased forest fire risk in the Mediterranean region https://phys.org/news/2017-07-root-forest.html

Scientists Discover Fault Linked To Unusually High Tsunami Risk In Alaska https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/08/01/scientists-discover-fault-linked-unusually-high-tsunami-risk-alaska/#61b25bc563b6

Disasters, funds, and policy: Creatively meeting urgent needs and long-term policy goals https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/disasters-funds-and-policy-creatively-meeting-urgent-needs-and-long-term-policy-goals?CID=SURR_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Saldim Peak in Nepal: a glacial flood that was actually caused by a giant rockslide http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/07/31/saldim-peak-1/

Seven Rules for the Application of Operations Research to Disaster Management https://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/seven-rules-for-application-of.html

The Tinder-Box Tower: Fire and the Neo-Liberal Model of Disasters https://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/the-tinder-box-tower-fire-and-neo.html

The Tinderbox Tower (2): Disaster in the Sky https://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/the-tinderbox-tower-2-disaster-in-sky.html

Wildfires are raging in the Mediterranean. What can we learn? https://www.thelocal.fr/20170731/wildfires-are-raging-in-the-mediterranean-what-can-we-learn?utm_content=buffera050d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Number of Large Fires Rising in the West http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/number-of-large-fires-rising-in-the-west

Stanford researchers find similar characteristics in human-induced and natural earthquakes http://news.stanford.edu/2017/08/02/manmade-natural-earthquakes-share-shaking-potential/

Boosting resilience to modern-day threats – what is it worth? http://in.reuters.com/article/global-disaster-resilience-aid-idINL5N1KN1WS

The role of climate variability in extreme floods in Europe http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7c22/meta

Benefits of dikes outweigh costs – effective measures for reducing future flooding http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cabot/news/2017/dike-benefits.html

A global framework for future costs and benefits of river-flood protection in urban areas http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate3350.html?foxtrotcallback=true

Teacup tornado’s inner twists and writhes seen for first time https://www.newscientist.com/article/2142815-teacup-tornados-inner-twists-and-writhes-seen-for-first-time/

Residents Fear More Flooding If Illinois Loosens Oversight Of High Levees http://northernpublicradio.org/post/residents-fear-more-flooding-if-illinois-loosens-oversight-high-levees

Arcadis to assess flood risks in Poland https://www.arcadis.com/en/europe/news/latest-news/2017/arcadis-to-assess-flood-risks-in-poland/

 

Emergency Management

Decentralized, international exercise, focused on the impact of long-duration power outages http://eiscouncil.com/EarthEx

Horror bushfire season forecast for NSW with early start predicted, RFS says http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-28/early-nsw-bushfire-season-expected-rfs-says/8750672?pfmredir=sm

Tsunami alert system 80% out of order http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1295915/tsunami-alert-system-80-out-of-order

Australia police ‘foil terror plot to bring down plane’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-40766858

Nebraska village rebuilds after 2014 tornado damage http://www.theindependent.com/news/state/nebraska-village-rebuilds-after-tornado-damage/article_c7e2852e-d4d1-5e97-9709-14386fc8643f.html?platform=hootsuite

10 years on: How heavy rain left West Berks in floods of tears http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/hampshire/21955/10-years-on-how-heavy-rain-left-west-berks-in-floods-of-tears.html

Attitude: The Driving Force in the Fire Service http://www.firefighternation.com/articles/2017/07/attitude-the-driving-force-in-the-fire-service.html

Indian PM Modi says flood-hit people getting aid, blames climate change http://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-floods-climatechange-idUSKBN1AG1PB

Everyone loves a ‘good flood’, hints CAG report https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/environment/everyone-loves-a-good-flood-hints-cag-report

Communications interoperability lessons from Fort McMurray wildfire http://blog.basecampconnect.com/english/part-2-what-can-we-learn-from-the-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-reportg-post-title-here

Ex-US Army Black Hawks to be refurbished in Australia for firefighting operations http://avbfb.org.au/ex-us-army-black-hawks-to-be-refurbished-in-australia-for-firefighting-operations/

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Landscape: Findings from the 2016 Preparedness Profile Assessment http://nacchopreparedness.org/the-public-health-emergency-preparedness-landscape-findings-from-the-2016-preparedness-profile-assessment/

Scores Of Grenfell Survivors Still Waiting To Be Rehoused While 1,600 Properties Sit Empty http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/grenfell-survivors-rehoused-justice_uk_5981a812e4b02b36343f03be?ir=UK&utm_hp_ref=uk&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The hidden side of natural disasters http://www.thedailystar.net/star-weekend/the-hidden-side-natural-disasters-1420597

A film about the flood digital service https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/08/03/a-film-about-the-flood-digital-service/

Rhode Island researchers partner with emergency managers for statewide preparedness exercise http://coastalresiliencecenter.unc.edu/rhode-island-researchers-partner-with-state-emergency-managers-for-statewide-preparedness-exercise/?platform=hootsuite

Madagascar: 4 months after tropical cyclone Enawo https://medium.com/@UNDP/madagascar-4-months-after-tropical-cyclone-enawo-a5a8624903d0

NSW Rural Fire Service announces $9 million Centre for Excellence http://avbfb.org.au/nsw-rural-fire-service-announces-9-million-centre-for-excellence/

San Jose Flood Response: An ‘A’ in Aftermath, ‘F’ in Foresight http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/San-Jose-Flood-Response-An-A-in-Aftermath-F-in-Foresight.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Southerly Buster: Henry Lawson’s poetry http://paulineconolly.com/2012/southerly-buster/

Business Continuity Security and Resilience Articles http://www.continuityforum.org/content/articles

Are You A Master Of Disasters? Test Yourself https://www.interestingshit.com/quiz/master-natural-disasters-quiz/

Thredbo disaster: Flare run, fireworks light up the night to honour 18 landslide victims http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-30/thredbo-disaster-flare-run-and-fireworks-display-honour-victims/8757412

Watch The Earth Crack: Animated Map Shows Every Earthquake For 15 Years https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/07/31/watch-earth-crack-animated-map-shows-every-earthquake-15-years/#428b34277400

Revisiting the ‘Art of Learning’ bushfire preparedness model http://www.uowblogs.com/ausccer/2017/07/31/aol/

Challenging perceptions of disaster through film https://www.newcastle.edu.au/newsroom/research-and-innovation/challenging-perceptions-of-disaster-through-film

Listen first, write second http://www.braced.org/news/i/listen-first-write-second/?cid=social_20170731_73486317&adbid=891948680151945216&adbpl=tw&adbpr=3064485958

Avoid using ‘should’ in reports https://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/the-should-ratio.html

Horses, hurricanes and floods https://www.humanityroad.org/horses/

Public is Invited to Use the Flood Hazard Mapper http://waterfrontalliance.org/2017/07/21/new-mapping-tool-shows-nycs-existing-and-future-flood-risk/

 

Social media and emergency management

Who Tweets in the United Kingdom? Profiling the Twitter Population Using the British Social Attitudes Survey 2015 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2056305117698981

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Those older adults who maintained stronger social connections after 2011 Japan earthquake disaster experienced less cognitive decline https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/after-disaster-social-ties-may-help-elderly-stave-off-cognitive-decline/

The most important predictor of whether a person will recover well from a crisis is having a close and stable network of family, friends and community http://reliefweb.int/report/world/psychosocial-support-flooding-toolbox

Community, locality and social(ist) transformation http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038026117723251