Today in disaster resilience (20 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

More than 184,000 COVID-19 cases reported in U.S. in one day, shattering previous record https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-cases-united-states-184k-friday-record/

Hurricane Iota rapidly intensifies ahead of expected landfall near Nicaragua-Honduras border https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/11/hurricane-iota-rapidly-intensifies-ahead-of-expected-landfall-near-nicaragua-honduras-border/

Vamco batters Vietnam after killing 67 in the Philippines https://www.trtworld.com/asia/vamco-batters-vietnam-after-killing-67-in-the-philippines-41481

Indonesia – Thousands Affected by Floods in Sumatra Island and West Nusa Tenggara Provincehttp://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-sumatra-westnusatenggara-november-2020

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in North Carolina http://floodlist.com/america/usa/north-carolina-floods-november-2020

Colombia – Rains Trigger Deadly Landslide in Antioquiahttp://floodlist.com/america/colombia-landslide-floods-antioquia-november-2020

Somalia – 180,000 Displaced by Floods Says UN http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-180000-displaced-by-floods-says-un

Philippines – Typhoon Vamco Death Toll Rises, Over 1.7 Million Affectedhttp://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-typhoon-vamco-floods-update-november-2020

Guatemala – Deadly Landslide in Chiquimula http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-landslide-chiquimula-november-2020

Iota considered the strongest hurricane in history to hit Nicaragua, government says https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/17/weather/hurricane-iota-tuesday/index.html

Deaths, destruction reported in aftermath of Hurricane Iota https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/11/deaths-destruction-reported-in-aftermath-of-hurricane-iota/

Several wildfires pushed by very strong winds break out in Northern California and Western Nevada https://wildfiretoday.com/2020/11/18/several-wildfires-pushed-by-very-strong-winds-break-out-in-northern-california-and-western-nevada/

Venezuela – Thousands Hit by Floods in North West http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-tachira-lara-zulia-november-2020

Indonesia – Deadly Landslide in Central Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-landslide-banyumas-central-java-november-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Nov 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/113933/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Nov-2020-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Du.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Robustness of CMIP6 Historical Global Mean Temperature Simulations: Trends, Long‐Term Persistence, Autocorrelation, and Distributional Shape https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020EF001667

Scientists link record-breaking hurricane season to climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/15/scientists-link-record-breaking-hurricane-season-to-climate-crisis

NSW renewable energy plan seals death warrant for six gigawatts of coal https://reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-renewable-energy-plan-seals-death-warrant-for-six-gigawatts-of-coal-99052/

In a Warming World, Hurricanes Weaken More Slowly After They Hit Land https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13112020/hurricanes-climate-change-extreme-weather-climate-science?platform=hootsuite

Bangladesh’s 50 years journey to climate resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74702

Unravelling glacial hydroclimate in the Indo‐Pacific Warm Pool: perspectives from water isotopes https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020PA003985

How Scotland can remain a climate leader ahead of COP26 https://www.thenational.scot/news/18873603.scotland-can-remain-climate-leader/

Heat is killing more people than ever. Scientists are looking for ways to lower the risk https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/heat-killing-more-people-ever-scientists-are-looking-ways-lower-risk

Sea Level Rise may erode development in Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74732

The world’s leading universities join the climate fight https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/the-world-s-leading-universities-join-the-climate-fight-20201117-p56ffw.html

NSW to transform Hunter coal region into state’s next renewable energy zone https://reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-to-transform-hunter-coal-region-into-states-next-renewable-energy-zone-83085/

Greenland’s glaciers could lose more ice than previously thought, raising concerns for sea level risehttps://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/17/world/greenland-glaciers-melt-climate-change-intl-hnk/index.html

October 2020 was fourth-warmest October on record, NOAA and NASA report https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/11/october-2020-was-fourth-warmest-october-on-record-noaa-and-nasa-report/

About 150 nations due to deliver stronger climate plans in 2020, tracker shows https://news.trust.org/item/20201117175517-jvbl7/

New Zealand marine heatwave looms following warmest winter on record https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/18/new-zealand-marine-heatwave-looms-following-warmest-winter-on-record

More meteorological events that drive compound coastal flooding are projected under climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-00044-z

As Australia’s climate plans lag on the G20 stage, experts say we can no longer ‘hide in the shadows’ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/as-australia-s-climate-plans-lag-on-the-g20-stage-experts-say-we-can-no-longer-hide-in-the-shadows

As 2020 Amazon fire season winds down, Brazil carbon emissions rise https://news.mongabay.com/2020/11/as-2020-amazon-fire-season-winds-down-brazil-carbon-emissions-rise/

Geoscientists discover Ancestral Puebloans survived from ice melt in New Mexico lava tubes https://phys.org/news/2020-11-geoscientists-ancestral-puebloans-survived-ice.html

Flooding will become common in sea level rise hot spots https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/seas-are-rising-faster-ever

Climate risk country profile: Sri Lanka https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74781

Disaster risk reduction

Pakistan: Building resilience against floods in its largest city https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74703

1.47 billion people face flood risk worldwide: for over a third, it could be devastating https://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/147-billion-people-face-flood-risk-worldwide-over-third-it-could-be-devastating

Landslide along Alaskan fjord could trigger tsunami https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74711

Private land blocking the connections between rivers and floodplains in the Murray-Darling Basin https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-17/murray-darling-missing-water-in-floodplains/12887342

California will burnhttps://chico.newsreview.com/2020/11/12/california-will-burn/

Duterte backs river basin project in Bicol https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1121908

World Disasters Report 2020 https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/world-disaster-report-2020

The National Risk Index is a new, online mapping application from FEMA that identifies communities most at risk to 18 natural hazards https://www.fema.gov/flood-maps/products-tools/national-risk-index

Leaving the shore: what drives decision-making after coastal disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74750

SCHEMATA: Using machine learning on datasets obtained by Earth and space exploration, we will classify and compare the river networks of Earth, Mars and Titan. https://www.schemata-project.com/

Piecing together the Alaska coastline’s fractured volcanic activity https://phys.org/news/2020-11-piecing-alaska-coastline-fractured-volcanic.html

Evidence from one of Earth’s biggest underwater landslides ever sheds light on East African rifting https://phys.org/news/2020-11-evidence-earth-biggest-underwater-landslides.html

Volcanic eruptions have more effect in summer https://phys.org/news/2020-11-volcanic-eruptions-effect-summer.html

Another Record-Breaking Fire Season Shows the Need for a Comprehensive Strategy https://www.rand.org/blog/2020/11/another-record-breaking-fire-season-shows-the-need.html

South West Indian Ocean countries strengthen early warning systems https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74768

Emergency management

Annual report on firefighter fatalities in the United Stateshttps://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html

Federal Government responds to bushfire royal commission, will create national state of emergency https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-13/government-response-bushfire-royal-commission-recommendations/12879862

Incremental community-based exit strategies for initiating and removing COVID-19 lockdownshttps://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/71422

VP Robredo seeks probe into deadly historic flooding in Cagayanhttps://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/16/20/vp-robredo-seeks-probe-into-deadly-historic-flooding-in-cagayan

Forensic analysis reveals the causes of building damage in İzmir in the Oct. 30 Aegean Sea earthquake https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74733

Coronavirus: four traps governments fall into when making decisions about lockdown https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-four-traps-governments-fall-into-when-making-decisions-about-lockdown-149684

National emergency laws but no sovereign aerial firefighting fleet https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/national-emergency-laws-but-no-sovereign-aerial-firefighting-fleet-20201113-p56eev.html

Son of Grenfell Tower fire victim: ‘My mother could have survived’ https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-54965866

More people are getting COVID-19 twice, suggesting immunity wanes quickly in some https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/more-people-are-getting-covid-19-twice-suggesting-immunity-wanes-quickly-some

Final report: Six country evaluation of OXFAM America’s strengthening community preparedness, rapid response and recovery in Asia/Pacific islands and Central America https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74780

Flood Emergency Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/handbook-flood-planning/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

New Firewise community takes shape in Wallowa County https://www.wallowa.com/news/new-firewise-community-takes-shape-in-wallowa-county/article_55e8d122-fa00-11ea-baa3-c7e3ddfdc63d.html

Social for science: Using smartphone photos for research https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/social-science-using-smartphone-photos-research

Journalism can help communities with these five pillars of ethical disaster reporting https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74751

Psychology and disasters

Dynamic-data-driven agent-based modeling for the prediction of evacuation behavior during hurricanes https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345838782_Dynamic-data-driven_agent-based_modeling_for_the_prediction_of_evacuation_behavior_during_hurricanes

Virtual Reality and the COVID Mental Health Crisis https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/virtual-reality-and-the-covid-mental-health-crisis/

Coronavirus is no longer seen as high risk by many – and that’s undermining control measures https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-is-no-longer-seen-as-high-risk-by-many-and-thats-undermining-control-measures-149026

Finding a New Normal: Life After a Natural Disaster – Video Series and Resources for Teens https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/teens/finding_a_new_normal.html

Sociology and disasters

Human Vulnerability to Landslides https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2020GH000287

The Influence of Reconstruction Modality, Social Capital, and Community Satisfaction on Willingness to Participate in Resilience-Building Activities https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784482889.014

Japanese Social Capital and Social Vulnerability Indices: Measuring Drivers of Community Resilience 2000-2017 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345814132_Japanese_Social_Capital_and_Social_Vulnerability_Indices_Measuring_Drivers_of_Community_Resilience_2000-2017

The super-wealthy won big as COVID-19 spread – here’s how they can help alleviate the economic peril faced by most https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/the-rich-got-richer-during-the-pandemic-and-that-s-a-daunting-sign-for-our-recovery

Ethics and equity in the time of Coronavirus https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74725

Who should get the coronavirus vaccine first? France and the UK have different answers https://theconversation.com/who-should-get-the-coronavirus-vaccine-first-france-and-the-uk-have-different-answers-149875?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

How natural hazards impact the social environment for vulnerable groups: an empirical investigation in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344282545_How_natural_hazards_impact_the_social_environment_for_vulnerable_groups_an_empirical_investigation_in_Japan

Only a generic, not-for-profit COVID-19 vaccine can protect the world’s poorest https://news.trust.org/item/20201117160928-cozr9/

Today in disaster resilience (13 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Storm Eta pounds Cuba with torrential rain on track to Florida https://news.trust.org/item/20201108163713-ctfab/

Hurricane Eta: dozens killed by landslides in Central America https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/11/06/hurricane-eta/

Zimbabwe – Deadly Storms and Floods in Manicaland http://floodlist.com/africa/zimbabwe-floods-manicaland-november-2020

Mexico – Deadly Floods in South After Heavy Rain From Hurricane Eta http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-chiapas-tabasco-hurricane-eta-november-2020

Uganda – Hundreds Hit by Floods in West http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-bundibugyo-kikuube-november-2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Cases Top 10 Million https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/covid-2020-11-09

Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise has declared a local state of emergency in Napier due to the widespread flooding https://www.hbemergency.govt.nz/

Congo Brazzaville – Over 80 Villages Flooded in Likouala Department http://floodlist.com/africa/congo-brazzaville-floods-likouala-november-2020

Indonesia – Floods Damage Hundreds of Homes in Aceh http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-aceh-november-2020

Tropical Storm Eta flooded South Florida overnight, and the rain isn’t stopping https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article247070782.html?platform=hootsuite

Severe flooding affects more than 83 000 people in the Republic of Congo https://watchers.news/2020/11/10/severe-flooding-affects-more-than-83-000-people-in-republic-of-congo/

Massive floods sweep through eastern Libya https://watchers.news/2020/11/10/massive-floods-sweep-through-eastern-libya/

Tropical Storm “Vamco” (Ulysses) to rapidly intensify before striking Philippines https://watchers.news/2020/11/10/tropical-storm-vamco-ulysses-to-rapidly-intensify-before-striking-philippines/

New Zealand – Record Rainfall Causes Flooding in Napier http://floodlist.com/australia/new-zealand-flood-napier-november-2020

UK becomes 5th country to exceed 50,000 coronavirus deaths https://www.cp24.com/world/uk-becomes-5th-country-to-exceed-50-000-coronavirus-deaths-1.5184681

Greece – Dozens Rescued After Flash Floods in Crete http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-floods-crete-november-2020

Typhoon Vamco Leaves Parts of Manila Underwater https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/typhoon-vamco-leaves-parts-manila-underwater

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Nov 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/113383/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Nov-2020-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-S.html

Somalia – Over 13,000 Displaced by Floodshttp://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-deyr-rain-floods-november-2020

Jamaica – Over 280 Roads Damaged by Floods From Tropical Storms Eta and Zeta http://floodlist.com/america/jamaica-flood-damage-eta-zeta-november-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia warned it could be isolated over climate inaction after Joe Biden victory https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/08/australia-warned-it-could-be-isolated-over-climate-inaction-after-joe-biden-victory?CMP=share_btn_tw

California’s Mega Fires Have Arrived 30 Years Early https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/californias-mega-fires-have-arrived-30-years-early/

A Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Greater Melbourne https://engage.vic.gov.au/regional-climate-change-adaptation-strategy-greater-melbourne

Covid recovery plans threaten global climate hopes https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/09/revealed-covid-recovery-plans-threaten-global-climate-hopes

Advancing Knowledge of ENSO in a Changing Climate https://eos.org/editors-vox/advancing-knowledge-of-enso-in-a-changing-climate

Risk to life warning over lack of action to make Scotland’s infrastructure safe from climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74623

Australia will benefit from shift to zero emissions, with no gas required https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-will-benefit-from-shift-to-zero-emissions-with-no-gas-required-12083/

NSW renewables plan marks a major new moment for climate action in Australia https://reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-renewables-plan-marks-a-major-new-moment-for-climate-action-in-australia-80628/

Latin America and the Caribbean: Policy approaches to climate migration https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74633

A review of the sustainable development goals through a climate lens https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74622

Epidemic Thunderstorm asthma warning: expected to become more frequent and severe due to climate changehttps://climateactionmoreland.org/2020/11/10/epidemic-thunderstorm-asthma-warning-expected-to-become-more-frequent-and-severe-due-to-climate-change/

Declining Snow Cover in U.S. Northeast Will Have Major Impacts on Rivers, Study Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/declining-snow-cover-in-u-s-northeast-will-have-major-impacts-on-rivers-study-finds

Climate change: Hurricanes get stronger on land as world warms https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54902068

Climate change blamed for fall’s super floods in South Florida https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/broward/fl-ne-humans-causing-increase-late-fall-flooding-south-florida-20201110-ugalh7jxjjhzzooiozf4eelql4-story.html

Seeing Clouds Clearly: Are They Cooling Us Down or Heating Us Up? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09112020/clouds-cooling-climate-effects

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/01/born-in-the-ice-age-humankind-now-faces-the-age-of-fire-and-australia-is-on-the-frontline

In India, urban planners anticipate climate change https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2020/1026/In-India-urban-planners-anticipate-climate-change

Record cold and snow engulf California and Nevada, U.S. https://watchers.news/2020/11/11/record-cold-and-snow-engulf-california-and-nevada-us/

Cape Town’s climate strategy isn’t perfect, but every African city should have one https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74659

Almost half of thermal coal firms set to defy climate pledge – report https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/12/thermal-coal-firms-climate-pledge-report-paris-goals?CMP=share_btn_tw

Rising levels of carbon dioxide increasing extreme weather events in Australia, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/13/rising-levels-of-carbon-dioxide-increasing-extreme-weather-events-in-australia-report-finds

Australia State of the Climate 2020 Report http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

Climate change is already here: major scientific report https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-change-is-already-here-major-scientific-report-20201112-p56dyl.html

Pacific Islands: New UNEP programme to support climate resilience through early warning systems https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74680

Disaster risk reduction

Smaller earthquakes “with ambition” produce the most ground shaking https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74570

Natural disasters cost Central Asia $10 billion a year – Are we doing enough to prevent them?https://blogs.worldbank.org/europeandcentralasia/natural-disasters-cost-central-asia-10-billion-year-are-we-doing-enough

Half of UK businesses ‘have not prepared for climate risks’, survey finds https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74620

How do road characteristics influence flood fatalities? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/83

Integrated Risk Management explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAWJmmmlhO0&feature=youtu.be

What are the major sources of earthquakes in Central America? https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/animation/central_americaearthquakes_and_tectonjics

Cameroon: Flood management via the rehabilitation of dykes and dams https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74666

We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 – here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes https://theconversation.com/well-see-more-fire-seasons-like-2020-heres-a-strategy-for-managing-our-nations-flammable-landscapes-149323

COVID-19 sewage testing helping guide coronavirus testing as Australia tries to stop the spread https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-13/covid-sewage-testing-makes-inroads-in-coronavirus-response/12875682

GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics, Volume 2https://esripress.esri.com/display/index.cfm?fuseaction=display&websiteID=391&moduleID=0

Jamaica: the drivers of flooding – pollution and land selection https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74687

Emergency management

Methodology and Application of Spatial Vulnerability Assessment for Evacuation Shelters in Disaster Planning https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344715744_Methodology_and_Application_of_Spatial_Vulnerability_Assessment_for_Evacuation_Shelters_in_Disaster_Planning

Australia: Frequent extreme bushfires as a new reality. Learning how to live with smoke-filled air https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74582

Guatemala Mayan villagers tell of harrowing escape from deadly landslide https://news.trust.org/item/20201109110534-7u9gl/

Odds and evens: a strategy for safely exiting lockdown 2 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74640

Steps forward for the Australian Fire Danger Rating System https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/steps-forward-for-the-australian-fire-danger-rating-system

Proceeds from sale of new Royal Australian Mint coin to be given to Australia’s firefighters https://www.ramint.gov.au/publications/proceeds-sale-new-royal-australian-mint-coin-be-given-australias-firefighters

October edition of the Australian Journal for Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-october-2020/

Flood Emergency Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook webinarhttps://www.aidr.org.au/events/25431?locationId=25432

Collaboration leads to new toolkit for emergency volunteer leaders https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2020/collaboration-leads-new-toolkit-emergency-volunteer-leaders

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Examination of how social media can inform the management of volunteers during a flood disaster https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73558

Interactive experience lets app users see weather warnings and analyze their effects on different areas of the map https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/arcnews/create-captivating-geospatial-experiences/

Be Flood Ready https://www.befloodready.uk/

Citizen Seismology https://www.citizenseismology.eu/

Using Social Media to Build Community Disaster Resilience https://www2.slideshare.net/ndufty/using-social-media-to-build-community-disaster-resilience

Psychology and disasters

Depressive Symptoms in the Aftermath of Major Disaster: Empirical Test of the Social Support Deterioration Model Using Natural Experiment https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666558120300063

Ron Howard Depicts Life After the Camp Fire https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/ron-howard-depicts-life-after-camp-fire

Community views on wildfire risk and preparedness in the wildland urban interface https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74612

How Much Do Americans Value Their Health During the Pandemic? https://www.rand.org/blog/2020/10/how-much-do-americans-value-their-health-during-the.html

Community views on wildfire risk and preparedness in the wildland urban interface https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74612

Workplace resilience: leaders by influence and what this means https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi8Zuyo_nI0&feature=youtu.be

Preparing for the first summer after bushfire https://www.beyondblue.org.au/personal-best/pillar/in-focus/preparing-for-the-first-summer-after-bushfire#.X6tv1CQA7do.twitter

Hurricane’s impact still felt in Texas town https://www.examiner-enterprise.com/story/lifestyle/2020/11/11/lewis-hurricanes-impact-still-felt-texas-town/6222660002/

Sociology and disasters

How the climate emergency exacerbates homelessness https://thestreetspirit.org/2020/11/03/how-the-climate-emergency-exacerbates-homelessness/

Seawalls or Social Recovery? The role of policy networks and design in disaster recovery https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3727387

Humanitarian data justice: A structural data justice lens on civic technologies in post-earthquake Nepal https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345602354_Humanitarian_data_justice_A_structural_data_justice_lens_on_civic_technologies_in_post-earthquake_Nepal

Study shows disadvantaged communities may get overlooked for climate adaptation funding https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-11/uomr-ssd110620.php

Retrospection, fairness, and economic shocks: how do voters judge policy responses to natural disasters? https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/political-science-research-and-methods/article/retrospection-fairness-and-economic-shocks-how-do-voters-judge-policy-responses-to-natural-disasters/

Prioritising social equity in disaster recovery and resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74642

Bonding, bridging, and linking social capital and social media use: How hyperlocal social media platforms serve as a conduit to access and activate bridging and linking ties in a time of crisis https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-020-04397-8

New solutions to manage uncertain times: how to prevent the collapse of the social fabric and recover together from COVID-19 https://parispeaceforum.medium.com/new-solutions-to-manage-uncertain-times-how-to-prevent-the-collapse-of-the-social-fabric-and-a2d01a216bd5 Shielding the vulnerable using a risk calculator – here’s why it won’t be enough https://theconversation.com/shielding-the-vulnerable-using-a-risk-calculator-heres-why-it-wont-be-enough-148754

Today in disaster resilience (6 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

‘This season is off the charts’: Colorado fights the worst wildfires in its recent history https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/30/colorado-fires-cameron-peak-east-troublesome

Boris Johnson Sets New Lockdown for England to Slow Coronavirus https://www.wsj.com/articles/johnson-sets-new-lockdown-for-england-to-slow-coronavirus-11604172146

Typhoon Goni: Philippines orders evacuations ahead of 2020’s strongest storm https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/31/typhoon-goni-philippines-orders-thousands-of-evacuations-ahead-of-2020s-strongest-storm

El Salvador – Over 40 Dead or Missing After Landslide in San Salvador Department http://floodlist.com/america/el-salvador-landslide-nejapa-october-2020

Indonesia – 1 Dead, Hundreds Displaced After More Floods in Central and West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-central-west-java-floods-october-2020

Turkey earthquake death toll rises as search for survivors under the rubble continues https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-01/turkey-and-greece-earthquake-death-toll-rises-rescuers-search/12836642

South-east Queensland mops up after giant hail smashes homes, leaves thousands without power https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-01/south-east-queensland-mops-up-after-wild-night-of-weather/12835678

In the US several surveillance indicators of COVID-19 related activity are showing increases in SARS-CoV-2 virus circulation and associated illnesses https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season keeps raging with Hurricane Eta https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/2/21546117/hurricane-eta-2020-atlantic-season-records?hss_channel=tw-142864417

Greece and Turkey – Earthquake Triggers Coastal Flooding http://floodlist.com/asia/greece-turkey-earthquake-tsunami-october-2020

Philippines – Thousands Evacuate Path of Powerful Typhoon ‘Goni’ http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-typhoon-goni-november-2020

UK – Flood Rescues in Northern England After Rivers Overflow http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/flood-north-yorkshire-november-2020

Eta lashes Nicaragua with rains, deadly mudslides https://apnews.com/article/hurricane-eta-nicaragua-mudslides-74c7bdeeef25ce2ef71c187c6d74a93d

Colombia – Thousands of Homes Flooded in Magdalena Department http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-magdalena-november-2020

Uganda – Deadly Floods in Kasese http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-kasese-november-2020

Nicaragua and Honduras – Rain From Hurricane Eta Causes Flooding http://floodlist.com/america/nicaragua-and-honduras-rain-from-hurricane-eta-causes-flooding

New U.S. Daily Coronavirus Cases Top 100,000 for the First Time https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-u-s-daily-coronavirus-cases-top-100-000-for-the-first-time-11604560957

Chad – Floods Hit N’Djamena Again http://floodlist.com/africa/chad-floods-ndjamena-november-2020

Brazil – Flash Floods in Pernambuco After Torrential Rain http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-pernambuco-november-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Nov 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Semeru, Ibu, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/112735/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Nov-2020-Popocatepetl-volcano-Semeru-Ibu-Reventador-Sangay-Sina.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

In 50 years of firefighting I had never seen fires like I did last summer. Australia must take climate change seriously https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/31/in-50-years-of-firefighting-i-had-never-seen-fires-like-i-did-last-summer-australia-must-take-climate-change-seriously

New Zealand’s groundbreaking climate policy may soon be the new normal https://www.climateandcapitalmedia.com/new-zealands-groundbreaking-climate-policy-may-soon-be-the-new-normal/

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/01/born-in-the-ice-age-humankind-now-faces-the-age-of-fire-and-australia-is-on-the-frontline

On climate change, we’re entirely out of margin https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-a-warming-planet/on-climate-change-were-entirely-out-of-margin

Lack of climate action over 50 years will cost Australian economy $3.4tn and 880,000 jobs – report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/02/lack-of-climate-action-over-50-years-will-cost-the-economy-34tn-and-880000-jobs-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

Building cities with wood would store half of cement industry’s current carbon emissions https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201102110010.htm

Net-zero emissions by 2050: leadership or climate colonialism? https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6992851/net-zero-emissions-by-2050-leadership-or-climate-colonialism/

Global Emissions Likely Peaked in 2019, Report Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/global-emissions-likely-peaked-in-2019-report-finds

Driving Climate Change from the Top in the Dominican Republic http://www.ipsnews.net/2020/11/driving-climate-change-top-dominican-republic/

Climate model shows Saharan heat in much of West Africa within a century https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74466

Expect more mega-droughts https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74459

Australia, the climate can’t wait for the next federal election. It’s time to take control https://theconversation.com/australia-the-climate-cant-wait-for-the-next-federal-election-its-time-to-take-control-148252

Scott Morrison pressured by Britain, France and Italy to announce ‘bold’ climate action https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/03/scott-morrison-pressured-by-britain-france-and-italy-to-announce-bold-climate-action?CMP=share_btn_tw

‘Crossroads of the climate crisis’: swing state Arizona grapples with deadly heat https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/01/climate-change-arizona-us-election-2020

Climate change: how China can achieve its pledge of zero emissions https://www.ft.com/content/b16e155a-dc5c-4143-8676-d4552f747371

Global Climate Agreements: Successes and Failures https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/paris-global-climate-change-agreements

Cities must reconnect with natural foundations to face climate, health and biodiversity crises https://www.iucn.org/crossroads-blog/202010/cities-must-reconnect-natural-foundations-face-climate-health-and-biodiversity-crises

Mapped: How climate change disproportionately affects women’s health https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74488

Renewables cut Australia’s emissions more than Covid, energy analysis finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/05/renewables-cut-australias-emissions-more-than-covid-energy-analysis-finds

Why Mispricing the Risks of Sea Level Rise Could Prove Costly https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/keys-sea-level-rise/

US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change https://apnews.com/article/us-leaves-paris-agreement-climate-change-1331bc30021756454dda8eb7ff3c1075

Data on Past Climates Key to Predicting Future, Scientists Say https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/data-past-climates-key-predicting-future-scientists-say

Disaster risk reduction

Planning for Everyone: Closing Gaps in Hazard Mitigation Planning https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/planning-for-everyone-closing-gaps-in-hazard-mitigation-planning

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements Report https://naturaldisaster.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/royal-commission-national-natural-disaster-arrangements-report

Putting people first in disaster risk reduction: the mismatch between policy, theory, and practice https://floodresilience.net/blogs/putting-people-first-in-disaster-risk-reduction-the-mismatch-between-policy-theory-and-practice

Victims and frontline workers say bushfire findings don’t go far enough https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/31/a-tourniquet-for-things-to-come-victims-and-frontline-workers-say-bushfire-findings-dont-go-far-enough?CMP=share_btn_tw

Cities reboot: Urban life in the age of COVID-19 https://longreads.trust.org/item/Cities-adapting-coronavirus-pandemic-world

Exposure model for European seismic risk assessment https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/8755293020919429

Latest edition of ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-october-2020/

Aerial strategies advance volcanic gas measurements at inaccessible, strongly degassing volcanoes https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/44/eabb9103

Rising Wildfire Losses Return Insurers to Their Roots http://www.ambest.com/video/MediaArchive.aspx?lid=5740223387001&vid=6199174707001

Two different pandemics – EU vs US https://www.gzeromedia.com/the-graphic-truth-two-different-pandemics-eu-vs-us-11-02-2020

‘Flood busting’ leaky dams installed on Crompton Moor in Oldham https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/137077/flood-busting-leaky-dams-installed-on-crompton-moor-in-oldham

ASFPM Recognizes Excellence in Floodplain Management with 2020 ASFPM Awards https://www.floods.org/whats-new/asfpm-recognizes-excellence-in-floodplain-management-with-2020-asfpm-awards/

How wetlands can protect China’s coastal communities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74463

Destroyed buildings in İzmir not earthquake resistant, reports show https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74474

Deforestation, construction to blame for central Vietnam landslides https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74485

Survey on the themes for the Global Platform 2022 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74507

Bouncing back or bouncing forward? The overlooked role of taxonomies for climate action and pandemic recovery https://www.sei.org/perspectives/bouncing-back-or-bouncing-forward/

What historical insured catastrophe losses really mean https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/what-historical-insured-catastrophe-losses-really-mean-1004199375/

South Yorkshire flood review calls for better insurance support https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-54811585

Why insurance matters: insights from research post-disaster https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-october-2020-why-insurance-matters-insights-from-research-post-disaster/

Resilient houses saved assets and lives during the historic flood in Quang Binh province https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74545

Identifying communities at risk for impacts of extreme heat https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201104143649.htm

Emergency management

PET PODs: Including Pets in Your Community Evacuation Shelter Plan https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/pet-pods-including-pets-in-your-community-evacuation-shelter-plan

Preparing the Whole Community: Including Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Disaster Planning https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/preparing-the-whole-community-including-individuals-experiencing-homelessness-in-disaster-planning

Bangladeshi floating hospital treats flood-ravaged community https://apnews.com/article/pandemics-virus-outbreak-bangladesh-monsoons-health-6bcbfe5b50de61a313ed02301f9a3306

Civil unrest response for fire and emergency services https://www.usfa.fema.gov/operations/civil_unrest/personnel.html

Pandemic recovery in urban settings: planning for the unplanned https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74462

Smoke cloud from Australian summer’s bushfires three-times larger than anything previously recorded https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/03/smoke-cloud-from-australian-summers-bushfires-three-times-larger-than-anything-previously-recorded

What happens after the rain? How flooding is managed https://www.itv.com/news/2020-10-27/what-happens-after-the-rain

South Sudan: Devastating floods doom health facilities https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/south-sudan-devastating-floods-doom-health-facilities/2032652

Disaster education, communications and engagement

#NoNaturalDisasters in the workplace: Improving how we talk about disasters at work https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/72400

Special Issue on School Safety in the Context of Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/international-journal-of-disaster-risk-reduction/special-issue/10G9DV1C7CG

The Australian Weather Calendar is back for 2021 https://shop.bom.gov.au/

Action-led alerts effective at pointy end of natural disasters: fire, floods https://www.qut.edu.au/news?news-id=170428

Flood risk communication: a fundamental tool for disaster risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74456

Messy maps: Qualitative GIS representations of resilience https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204619310643#f0005

World Tsunami Awareness Day 5 November https://www.undrr.org/news/tsunamis-supreme-test-risk-governance-un-secretary-general-0

How new modes of storytelling engage Australians in disaster preparedness and long-term resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74558

Communication-related vulnerability to disasters: A heuristic framework https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74555

Psychology and disasters

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Parental Stress and Young Children’s Development During Physical Distancinghttps://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/impact-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-parental-stress-and-young-childrens-development-during-physical-distancing

Mental Health Interventions in Shelters: Lessons from Hurricane Harvey https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/mental-health-interventions-in-shelters-lessons-from-hurricane-harvey

Individual and community behavioral responses to natural disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344946726_Individual_and_community_behavioral_responses_to_natural_disasters

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19 and poverty https://feature.undp.org/covid-and-poverty/

Community Resilience in Neighbourhood Level: Study of Organically Developed Neighborhood in Dhaka https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345128768_Community_Resilience_in_Neighbourhood_Level_Study_of_Organically_Developed_Neighborhood_in_Dhaka

Bonding, bridging, and linking social capital and social media use: How hyperlocal social media platforms serve as a conduit to access and activate bridging and linking ties in a time of crisis https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-020-04397-8

Bringing disaster preparedness into resilience politics https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-11-04/bringing-disaster-preparedness-into-resilience-politics/

How social capital can help deal with the pandemic better https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/how-social-capital-can-help-deal-with-the-pandemic-better/article33021238.ece

Collective Action Problem Characteristics and Partner Uncertainty as Drivers of Social Tie Formation in Collaborative Networks https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/psj.12309

Today in disaster resilience (30 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Nearly 9,000 flee homes in Philippines as Molave intensifies into typhoon https://news.trust.org/item/20201025111751-eylg2/

Covid: Spain imposes national night-time curfew to curb infections https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54682222

Flash flood hits Tumbarumba in NSW, forcing evacuation of home and caravan park https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-24/tumbarumba-storm-rescue-and-nsw-weather-warning/12810474

Australia – Storms Trigger Floods in New South Wales http://floodlist.com/australia/australia-floods-newsouthwales-october-2020

Indonesia – Floods Damage 1,500 Homes in West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-westjava-october-2020

Jamaica – Heavy Rain Causes Deadly Landslides and Floods http://floodlist.com/america/jamaica-floods-october-2020

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass Summer Peak And Are Climbing Higher Fast https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/10/27/928062773/u-s-cases-surpass-summer-peak-and-are-climbing-higher-fast

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim https://apnews.com/article/tropical-storm-zeta-gulf-coast-487fcfc70b8ac16795f4b4ff381019b5

Winds Are Expected to Diminish, Aiding in Fight Against Silverado Fire https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/california-wildfires/red-flag-wildfires-orange-county-silverado-fire-irvine/2450163/

Philippines – Tropical Cyclone Molave Leaves 16 Dead or Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-typhoon-molave-october-2020

Suspected Terrorist Knife Attack in Nice, France, Leaves Three Dead https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-people-killed-in-knife-attack-at-church-in-french-city-of-nice-11603963626

Millions affected as devastating typhoon strikes Viet Nam https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/10/1076412

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Oct 2020: Pacaya volcano, Karymsky, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/112182/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Oct-2020-Pacaya-volcano-Karymsky-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sa.html

Vietnam – Dozens Missing After Rain From Typhoon Molave Triggers Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-typhoon-molave-floods-landslides-october-2020

Indonesia – Rain Triggers Deadly Floods and Landslides in Pangandaran, West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-pangandaran-landslide-floods-october-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate core: Towards a common climate change curriculum in the built environment https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74322

Lesotho: African Risk Capacity and Government of Lesotho partner to strengthen management of climate disaster risk https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74308

Government aims to make Germany climate resilient as average temperature rises https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74295

Co-designing climate services to integrate traditional ecological knowledge: a case study from Bali https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74291

Climate Change in the Minds of U.S. News Audiences https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/climate-change-in-the-minds-of-u-s-news-audiences/

It’s been a thousand years since Colorado has burned like this https://thephoenix.substack.com/p/its-been-a-thousand-years-since-colorado

Japan set to announce 2050 net zero emissions target – report https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/10/21/japan-set-announce-2050-net-zero-emissions-target-report/

As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing “multi-level emergency” mount https://www.denverpost.com/2020/10/25/colorado-wildfires-climate-change/

Is The Risk Of Sea Level Rise Affecting Florida Home Prices? A New Study Says Yes https://www.npr.org/2020/10/15/924239753/is-the-risk-of-sea-level-rise-affecting-florida-home-prices-a-new-study-says-yes

Back to the future of climate https://ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2020/10/back-to-the-future-of-climate.html

Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050 https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-shinzo-abe-cabinets-health-yoshihide-suga-726ac43cceb4b94fe2b532bdea704410

80 per cent of Australians think they are already experiencing problems caused by climate change https://www.tai.org.au/content/climate-nation-climate-change-concern-hits-82

‘Sleeping giant’ Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/oct/27/sleeping-giant-arctic-methane-deposits-starting-to-release-scientists-find

Swiss seniors sue government over climate change at European court https://news.trust.org/item/20201027084932-c1upl/

Beaches can survive sea-level rises if they have space to move https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/beaches-can-survive-sea-level-rises-as-long-as-they-have-space-to-move

Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has accelerated significantly over the past two decades, transforming the shape of the ice sheet edge https://news.agu.org/press-release/ice-sheet-melt-reshaping-coastal-greenland/

ABC flagship current affair programs didn’t cover climate change adequately, report findshttps://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/oct/28/abc-flagship-current-affair-programs-didnt-cover-climate-change-adequately-report-finds?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Global death rate from rising temperatures projected to surpass the current death rate of all infectious diseases combined https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73018

Global Emissions Likely Peaked in 2019, Report Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/global-emissions-likely-peaked-in-2019-report-finds

New polling shows 79% of Aussies care about climate change. So why doesn’t the government listen? https://theconversation.com/new-polling-shows-79-of-aussies-care-about-climate-change-so-why-doesnt-the-government-listen-148726

Robotic vessel launched at Beachport to map coastal erosion, better understand effects of climate change https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-28/beachport-erosion-robotic-vessel-deployed-climate-change/12821360

Deluged by floods, America’s ‘oldest city’ struggles to save landmarks from climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/28/st-augustine-florida-floods-climate-crisis

Bushfire survivors want more water bombers, climate change action https://www.theage.com.au/national/bushfire-survivors-want-more-water-bombers-climate-change-action-20201027-p568yo.html

NSW environment minister urges end to ‘pointless, backward-looking arguments’ about climate action https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/28/nsw-environment-minister-urges-end-to-pointless-backward-looking-arguments-about-climate-action

State of the climate: 2020 on course to be warmest year on record https://www.carbonbrief.org/state-of-the-climate-2020-on-course-to-be-warmest-year-on-record

Joe Biden calls climate change the ‘number one issue facing humanity https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/24/joe-biden-climate-change-is-number-one-issue-facing-humanity.html

Eliminating CO2 Emissions from Industry and Transport in Line with 1.5°C Climate Goal https://www.irena.org/newsroom/pressreleases/2020/Sep/Eliminating-CO2-Emissions-from-Industry

Disaster risk reduction

Ten UN agencies joined the 15th Global Forum on Human Settlements — for promoting post-pandemic recovery and transformation towards resilient cities and healthy planet https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74328

Resilient shores: Risks and opportunities for Vietnam’s coastal development https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74304

China to provide the Mekong River Commission with year-round water data https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74320

Himalayas poised for a series of big earthquakes, says study https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74329

Italy approves a contribution of EUR 3 million to support the establishment of a multi-hazard early warning system in Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74315

Australia supporting Fiji with flood alleviation project https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74318

Achieve next-level insight into global rainfall – flood patterns https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74333

Drought management norms: Is the Middle East and North Africa region managing risks or crises? https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74321

Wildfires can cause dangerous debris flows https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74302

Monthly streamflow prediction using a hybrid stochastic-deterministic approach for parsimonious non-linear time series modelling https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19942060.2020.1830858

Property flood resilience https://www.befloodready.uk/pfr-products

Probability of Occurrence and Displacement Regression of Distributed Surface Rupturing for Reverse Earthquakes https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2020.581605/full

Ridgecrest quake shook tall LA buildings up to 4 times more than expectedhttps://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/ridgecrest-quake-shook-tall-la-buildings-up-to-4-times-more-than-expected-11955/

The end of the drought in western New South Wales has transformed a little-known wetland into an oasis for Australia’s wildlife https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-25/waterbirds-return-to-lake-cowal-wetlands-after-drought/12789226

Drivers of Change in National Disaster Governance under the Hyogo Framework for Action https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344928916_Drivers_of_Change_in_National_Disaster_Governance_under_the_Hyogo_Framework_for_Action

Airplane COVID-19 risk ‘very low’ with masks, other actions, report finds https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines/airplane-covid-19-risk-very-low-with-masks-other-actions-report-finds-idUSKBN27C23C

Why disastrous floods are taking place in Karachi and what is needed for this to change https://www.iied.org/urban-flooding-case-karachi

Emergency management

Twin storms drive Southeast Asia floods as a third approaches https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/maps-and-graphics/2020/10/21/asia-vietnam-cambodia-laos-floods

Eastern Africa Floods: Humanitarian Snapshot (October 2020) https://reliefweb.int/report/sudan/eastern-africa-humanitarian-snapshot-october-2020

Pandemic to Prosperity: Chronicling the Path from Response to Recovery https://ncoc.org/p2p/

Global Emergency Services Action https://www.gesaction.org/

Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke https://woods.stanford.edu/stanford-wildfire-research/news/health-impacts-wildfire-smoke

Who is responsible for the West’s wildfires? https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/fire-deficit-tek-controlled-burn-climate-change

Experts To Western States: Time To Finally Fight Wildfires With More Fire https://www.npr.org/2020/10/27/927901189/experts-to-western-states-time-to-finally-fight-wildfires-with-more-fire

Mississippi after Katrina: Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction on the Gulf Coast https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793610133/Mississippi-after-Katrina-Disaster-Recovery-and-Reconstruction-on-the-Gulf-Coast

Disaster education, communications and engagement

This startup wants to help you prepare for America’s next disaster https://fortune.com/2020/10/25/harbor-preparing-for-natural-disasters-startup-dan-kessler/

Here’s what you need to know about La Niña 2020/21 https://www.qbe.com/au/news/la-nina-declared-for-australia

Resilience Card Game https://resiliencecardgame.com/

School resources – Big Weather (and how to survive it) https://education.abc.net.au/home#!/topic/3710253/big-weather-and-how-to-survive-it

Citizen Scientists Make History In The Quest To Cure Coronavirus https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolineseydel/2020/10/27/citizen-scientists-make-history-in-the-quest-to-cure-coronavirus/#2249a4c978df

The Role of Social Media in Disaster Recovery Following Hurricane Harvey https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/jhsem/ahead-of-print/article-10.1515-jhsem-2018-0054/article-10.1515-jhsem-2018-0054.xml

A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-28/a-room-a-bar-and-a-class-how-the-coronavirus-is-spread-through-the-air.html

Rockd Mobile App Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCsQ9BdbIp0&feature=youtu.be

Psychology and disasters

Trust and Compassion in Willingness to Share Mobility and Sheltering Resources in Evacuations: A Case Study of the 2017 and 2018 California Wildfires https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420920314023

Covid-19: Suicidal thoughts increased in young adults during lockdown, UK study finds https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4095

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19: how lockdowns affected health access in African and Asian slums https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74310

Four myths about gender and disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74288

Population dynamics and natural hazard risk management: conceptual and practical linkages for the case of Austrian policy making https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344872433_Population_dynamics_and_natural_hazard_risk_management_conceptual_and_practical_linkages_for_the_case_of_Austrian_policy_making

Making Rotterdam’s First Resilient Neighborhood through Social Cohesion https://resilientcitiesnetwork.org/urban_resiliences/rotterdam-social-cohesion/

Coronavirus pandemic deepens Japan’s demographic crisis https://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN27C0GV

Individual and community behavioral responses to natural disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344946726_Individual_and_community_behavioral_responses_to_natural_disasters

Bolivia’s forest people burned by ‘perfect recipe’ for wildfire disasters https://news.trust.org/item/20201029172118-bglhi/

Why African cities should have engaged non-state actors in the fight against COVD-19 https://theconversation.com/why-african-cities-should-have-engaged-non-state-actors-in-the-fight-against-covd-19-147926

Today in disaster resilience (23 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Hyderabad rains trigger flash floods in Baba Nagar area, rescue teams at spot https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/hyderabad-rains-trigger-flash-floods-baba-nagar-area-rescue-teams-spot-135608

Slovakia – Floods Cause Fatality and Prompt Evacuations http://floodlist.com/europe/slovakia-floods-october-2020

Togo – Thousands Affected by Oti River Floods in North http://floodlist.com/africa/togo-oti-river-floods-october-2020

Conditions at Nyiragongo volcano suggest another disaster is brewing, DR Congo https://watchers.news/2020/10/19/nyiragongo-lava-lake-rising-congo/

At least 90 dead, 32 missing and 5 million affected as more floods and landslides hit central Vietnamhttps://watchers.news/2020/10/19/vietnam-flood-landslide-casualties-october-2020/

Severe floods claim 47 lives, damage more than 900 000 ha of crops in Maharashtra, India https://watchers.news/2020/10/17/severe-floods-claim-47-lives-damage-900000-ha-crops-maharashtra-india/

At least 12 people dead after heavy rains trigger flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania https://watchers.news/2020/10/16/dar-es-salaam-flood-tanzania-october-2020/

Flood death toll in Cambodia rises to 25 https://www.akp.gov.kh/post/detail/220357

Hyderabad floods: Six dead in 24 hours, over 37,000 families affected https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/hyderabad-floods-six-dead-24-hours-over-37000-families-affected-135647

India – Over 60 Dead After More Rain and Floods Hit Telangana http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-telangana-october-2020

Thailand – Thousands Affected by Floodshttp://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-october-2020

Cambodia – Floods Affect Over 240,000 in 19 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/cambodia-floods-update-october-2020

Kenya – Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in West Pokot http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-landslide-westpokot-october-2020

Vietnam – More Than 100 Lives Lost in Central Region Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-central-region-death-toll-october-2020

Nigeria – 155 Dead, 25,000 Displaced After Weeks of Floodinghttp://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-october-2020

Indonesia – Hundreds Displaced After Heavy Rain in West and Central Areas http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-westjava-centralkalimantan-bangkabelitung-october-2020

Catastrophic floods hit Vietnam and Cambodia, killing at least 132 people https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-21/five-million-hit-by-catastrophic-floods-in-vietnam,-cambodia/12796996

Philippines – Tropical Storm “Saudel” Prompts Evacuations http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-tropical-storm-saudel-october-2020

Portugal – Rain From Storm Barbara Triggers Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/portugal-storm-barbara-floods-october-2020

Ireland – Tidal Floods Hit County Cork http://floodlist.com/europe/ireland-tidal-floods-cork-october-2020

Greece – Flood Rescues in Crete http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-floods-crete-october-2020

‘It was a pretty good shaker’: 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Pacific Ocean prompts short-lived tsunami scare for Alaska, Hawaii https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/10/20/alaska-hawaii-tsunami-advisory-7-5-magnitude-earthquake/5984286002/

“Lots of structure loss” after East Troublesome fire’s explosion into Grand Lake; blaze is threatening Estes Park https://coloradosun.com/2020/10/22/east-troublesome-fire-grand-lake-destruction/

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Oct 2020: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/111744/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Oct-2020-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Semer.html

Mozambique – Storms and Floods Leave 22 Dead, Thousands Affected http://floodlist.com/africa/mozambique-floods-october-2020

Kenya – Lake Floods Displace Thousands, Damage Livelihoods http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-lake-turkana-floods-october-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Urban adaptation in Europe: how cities and towns respond to climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74228

‘We need to act now’ — Major NZ climate report shows worse fire risk, warmer winters already here https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/123081858/we-need-to-act-now–major-nz-climate-report-shows-worse-fire-risk-warmer-winters-already-here

Our atmosphere and climate 2020 is the latest in a series of environmental reports produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ https://www.mfe.govt.nz/sites/default/files/media/Environmental%20reporting/our-atmosphere-and-climate-2020.pdf

Alaska’s new climate threat: tsunamis linked to melting permafrost https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/18/alaska-climate-change-tsunamis-melting-permafrost

Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/14/re-wild-to-mitigate-the-climate-crisis-urge-leading-scientists

Are climate scientists being too cautious when linking extreme weather to climate change? https://phys.org/news/2020-10-climate-scientists-cautious-linking-extreme.html

The Arctic is in a death spiral. How much longer will it exist? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2020/oct/13/arctic-ice-melting-climate-change-global-warming

For many climate change finally hits home https://www.cbsnews.com/news/for-many-climate-change-finally-hits-home/#app

Bushfire royal commission will fail if it does not recommend reducing emissions: Former fire chief https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-19/bushfire-royal-commission-recommendations-climate-change-fears/12782484

Coal regions advised to look to renewables for jobs growth as IEA report highlights falling demand https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-19/coal-outlook-gloomy-says-international-energy-agency/12774130

If Past Is a Guide, Arctic Could Be Verging on Permafrost Collapse https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/if-past-is-a-guide-arctic-could-be-verging-on-permafrost-collapse/

‘Uninhabitable hell’: Climate change and disease threaten millions, UN warns https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-disaster-climatechange-covid-t-idUSKBN2741G7

Exxon’s Plan for Surging Carbon Emissions Revealed in Leaked Documents https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-05/exxon-carbon-emissions-and-climate-leaked-plans-reveal-rising-co2-output

Driver of the largest mass extinction in the history of the Earth identified https://phys.org/news/2020-10-driver-largest-mass-extinction-history.html

California megafires rise exponentially as global heating takes the gloves off https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/10/20/opinion/california-megafires-rise-exponentially-global-heating-takes-gloves

Strong governance, reduced risks: Reducing climate change effects and risks in Bosnia and Herzegovina by identifying opportunities and turning knowledge into action https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74259

Modeling the cascading infrastructure impacts of climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74254

Pekalongan flood risk and impact assessment predicts 90% of the city will be inundated by 2035: how is climate change impacting Indonesia? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74260

Australian outback cattle station to house world’s largest solar farm, powering Singapore https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/21/australian-outback-cattle-station-to-house-worlds-largest-solar-farm-powering-singapore

Wind climbs to the top of the renewable mountain in the US https://reneweconomy.com.au/graph-of-the-day-wind-climbs-to-the-top-of-the-renewable-mountain-in-the-us-88767/

Climate impact induced crisis in Europe: An exploration of scenarios https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74282

Colorado’s record-breaking wildfires show “climate change is here and now” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/colorado-wildfire-climate-change-evacuations-grand-county/

Alarm as Arctic sea ice not yet freezing at latest date on record https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/22/alarm-as-arctic-sea-ice-not-yet-freezing-at-latest-date-on-record

Disaster risk reduction

Forecast-based financing in southern Africa – the future of Disaster Risk Reduction for the humanitarian sector https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74204

Governance at the heart of transformative disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74193

Asia-Pacific Regional Framework for NATECH (natural hazards triggering technological disasters) risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74211

Case Study: Non-structural mitigation in Turkey https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74197

The flood resilience measurement for communities: Sources of resilience overview https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74223

Moving? 6 Questions To Ask About Flood Risk In A Changing Climate https://www.npr.org/2020/10/18/901109626/moving-6-questions-to-ask-about-flood-risk-in-a-changing-climate

How probable is widespread flooding in the United States? https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020WR028096

Landslide risk in India https://www.indiaspend.com/12-indian-land-prone-to-landslides-accounted-for-18-deaths-worldwide-during-2004-16/

MP supports call for comprehensive flood action plan http://poynton-post.co.uk/mp-supports-call-for-comprehensive-flood-action-plan/

Flood risk and public health: An unlikely partnership in the fight against COVID-19 https://blogs.adb.org/blog/flood-risk-and-public-health-unlikely-partnership-fight-against-covid-19

The CDRI Fellowship Programme supports research focused on urban, rural or regional contexts, whether it is focused on resilience of existing infrastructure or new infrastructure https://fellowship.cdri.world/about.html

Stressed out volcanoes more likely to collapse and erupt, study finds https://www.monash.edu/science/news/current/stressed-out-volcanoes-more-likely-to-collapse-and-erupt,-study-finds

Worsening floods in Indonesia’s Sumatra Island linked to oil palm plantations https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74242

NSW bushfire survivor tries cultural burn as Willawarrin community prepares for summer https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-20/willawarrin-cultural-burn-bushfire-nsw-big-weather/12778694

Hurricane-Resistant Building Code Helped Protect Alabama from Sally’s Winds https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hurricane-resistant-building-code-helped-protect-alabama-from-sallys-winds/

Dredging rivers not the answer to flooding in Clare say Council https://www.clareecho.ie/dredging-rivers-not-the-answer-to-flooding-in-clare-say-council/

Insuring public buildings, contents, vehicles, and equipment against disasters: Current practices of state and local government and options for closing the insurance gap https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74264

Inundation monitoring service in the Philippines https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74265

Why invest in resilience? https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74261

Inspiring individuals who reduce disaster risk https://www.gndr.org/news/item/2068-undrr-gndr-call-for-stories.html

Scientists improve model of landslide-induced tsunami https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74276

NASA researchers help analyze a historically powerful, costly storm https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74280

Complex event resilience of small- and medium-sized enterprises: Natural disaster planning during the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74273

How to enhance resilience of populations at local and national level https://buildersproject.eu/blog/post/18/international-day-for-disaster-risk-reduction-how-to-enhance-resilience-of-populations-in-local-and-national-level

Insurance Australia Group has dropped its support for a NSW government proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall https://www.afr.com/companies/financial-services/iag-dodges-rio-tinto-moment-on-aboriginal-heritage-20201021-p567a4

Living In Harm’s Way: Why Most Flood Risk Is Not Disclosedhttps://www.npr.org/2020/10/20/921132721/living-in-harms-way-why-most-flood-risk-is-not-disclosed

World on fire 2020: Experts explain the global wildfire crisis https://news.globallandscapesforum.org/47794/fires-2020-experts-explain-the-global-wildfire-crisis/

Emergency management

Contingency Planning Guide https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74205

Resilient Leadership: Learning from crisis – an experiment in reflective learning during the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74212

What developing countries can teach us about how to respond to a pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74224

Government extends £5,000 grant scheme for flood-hit homes https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-extends-5000-grant-scheme-for-flood-hit-homes

WHO reform: a call for an early-warning protocol for infectious diseases https://theconversation.com/who-reform-a-call-for-an-early-warning-protocol-for-infectious-diseases-148078

Coronavirus Victoria: Melbourne makes world history crushing second wave https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/australia/coronavirus-victoria-melbourne-makes-world-history-crushing-second-wave/news-story/8551d1e094b8ef0ddcd706db631f3a0e

Firefighters prepare for the worst this bushfire season as Kangaroo Island rebuilds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-20/kangaroo-island-firefighters-prepare-for-bushfire-season/12785660

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Undisclosed: Most Homebuyers And Renters Aren’t Warned About Flood Or Wildfire Riskhttps://www.npr.org/2020/10/18/918725965/undisclosed-most-homebuyers-and-renters-arent-warned-about-flood-or-wildfire-ris

New research reveals the hidden danger of sweltering heat at Western Sydney schools https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-19/western-sydney-schools-at-risk-of-heat-danger-this-summer/12779666?nw=0

The ‘I Survived’ Books Are Perfect Reads For An Anxious Age https://www.npr.org/2020/10/18/916945663/the-i-survived-books-are-perfect-reads-for-an-anxious-age

Resources for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction https://iddrr.undrr.org/

New study highlights the role of risk communication in coping with COVID-19 https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-10/znu-nsh101620.php

More than 4 billion people around the world now use social media each month https://wearesocial.com/au/blog/2020/10/social-media-users-pass-the-4-billion-mark-as-global-adoption-soars

Communicating with maps https://www.gislounge.com/communicating-with-maps/

How COVID-19 changed community engagement in South Africa’s low income areas https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74272

Psychology and disasters

Pandemic fatigue – Reinvigorating the public to prevent COVID-19 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74208

“I just want it to end.” Life on the Colorado wildfire frontlines https://thephoenix.substack.com/p/i-just-want-it-to-end-life-on-the

Sociology and disasters

Why should local disaster-risk-reduction-strategies wear gender lens for girls’ safety? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74172

Protection for the rich, retreat for the poor https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74200

Vulnerability to poverty following extreme weather events in Malawi https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74203

How flooding impacts poverty in Zimbabwe https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74258

Belonging and inclusivity make a resilient future for all: A cross-sectional analysis of post-flood social capital in a diverse Australian rural community https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/20/7676

Trust and Compassion in Willingness to Share Mobility and Sheltering Resources in Evacuations: A Case Study of the 2017 and 2018 California Wildfires https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420920314023

Today in disaster resilience (16 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

After two days of heavy rain, parts of Port Fairy and Warrnambool have flooded https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/more-than-150-homes-at-risk-in-once-in-a-decade-coastal-flooding-20201009-p563sc.html

Five In Vietnam And Two In Cambodia Die In Floods https://theaseanpost.com/article/five-vietnam-and-two-cambodia-die-floods

Storm-ravaged southwestern Louisiana takes stock of damage after Delta https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/10/louisiana-coast-hurricane-delta/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_main

Cambodia – Widespread Flooding Leaves 10 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/cambodia-floods-october-2020

Ghana – Flash Floods Cause Traffic Chaos in Accra http://floodlist.com/africa/ghana-flash-floods-cause-traffic-chaos-in-accra

Vietnam – at Least 7 Dead or Missing After Floods in Central Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-quangtri-october-2020

Flooding in South-East Asia leaves at least 20 dead, thousands homeless https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-12/flooding-vietnam-cambodia-at-least-20-dead-typhoon-linfa/12757392

Vietnam – Floods Worsens as Tropical Storm Linfa Makes Landfall http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-storm-linfa-october-2020

USA – Flash Floods After Hurricane Delta Dumps 445mm of Rain in Louisiana http://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-hurricane-delta-floods-louisiana-georgia-october-2020

Uganda – Lake Floods Continue to Cause Hardship for Communities http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-lake-albert-kyoga-floods-october-2020

Mideast wildfires kill 3, force thousands to flee homes https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-middle-east-lebanon-israel-west-bank-5a02c71978966f9cb8db176a599ccd5b

Indonesia – Heavy Rain Triggers Floods and Landslides in 8 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-mid-october-2020

Hyderabad Floods: Non-Stop Rains Kill 19 As Life Comes To Halt, Total 30 Dead In Telangana https://swarajyamag.com/insta/hyderabad-floods-non-stop-rains-kill-19-amid-heavy-water-logging-total-30-dead-in-telangana

 Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Oct 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/111445/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Oct-2020-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sangay-Vi.html

Philippines – 3 Die in Flash Floods in Cebu City http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-flash-floods-cebu-october-2020

India – Deadly Floods in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-telangana-andhrapradesh-karnataka-maharashtra-october-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren’t good enough https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74044

Bangladesh urges countries to ramp up climate ambition by 2020 deadline https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/10/07/bangladesh-leads-call-countries-ramp-climate-ambition-2020-deadline/

Net zero emissions target for Australia could launch $63bn investment boom https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/12/net-zero-emissions-target-for-australia-could-launch-63bn-investment-boom?CMP=share_btn_tw

Dynamic ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet driven by sustained glacier retreat https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-0001-2

Extreme weather events have increased dramatically in the past 20 years https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/12/un-highlights-dramatic-global-rise-in-extreme-weather-since-2020

The Ocean-Land Connection of Droughts https://eos.org/editor-highlights/the-ocean-land-connection-of-droughts

‘Uninhabitable hell’: Climate change and disease threaten millions, UN warns https://news.trust.org/item/20201012090728-xjrme/

How ‘urban heat islands’ will intensify heatwaves in UK cities https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-how-urban-heat-islands-will-intensify-heatwaves-in-uk-cities

Trillions of extra economic damages predicted in new study of climate change effects https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74113

The Arctic is burning in a whole new way https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74109

People power: everyday Australians are building their own renewables projects, and you can too https://theconversation.com/people-power-everyday-australians-are-building-their-own-renewables-projects-and-you-can-too-146885

Top asset owners commit to big carbon emissions cuts https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/13/top-asset-managers-commit-to-big-carbon-emissions-cuts

Australia must prepare now for climate-related disasters or pay more later, insurance regulator says https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/14/australia-must-prepare-now-for-climate-related-disasters-or-pay-more-later-insurance-regulator-says

Climate change undermines the safety of buildings and infrastructure in Europe https://www.cmcc.it/article/climate-change-undermines-the-safety-of-buildings-and-infrastructure-in-europe

Act now on wildfires, global climate change, human health, study says https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74181

Better governance is a key to reducing flood risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74165

Disaster risk reduction at our fingertips https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74167

Global emissions fall faster than at any time on record as COVID-19 hits economies https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/global-emissions-fall-faster-than-any-time-on-record-as-covid-19-hits-economies-20201014-p5651l.html

Disaster risk reduction

Does nature or society create risk? Practical implications of shifting the disaster frame https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/does-nature-or-society-create-risk-practical-implications-of-shifting-the-disaster-frame

A push to prevent the next pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74063

Nepal’s ‘bottom-up’ approach to disaster risk governance https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74040

High-resolution approach to quantify the impact of building-level flood risk mitigation and adaptation measures on flood losses at the community-level https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920314059?dgcid=author

Rethinking resilience to wildfire https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-019-0353-8

Learning to live with blazes in the drying South https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/north-otago/learning-live-conflagrations

Krakatoa is still active, and we are not ready for the tsunamis another eruption would generate https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74112

Putting people first in disaster risk reduction: the mismatch between policy, theory, and practice https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74132

Cities at risk – Building a resilient future for the world’s urban centres https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74130

Root causes and policy dilemmas of the COVID-19 pandemic global disaster https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74098

Public warning systems https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74103

Why loss and damage must feature strongly in NDCs https://wwf.panda.org/?955216/Loss-damage-NDCs

Flood Factor: Mapping the flood risk of 142 million properties in America with Mapbox https://blog.mapbox.com/flood-factor-mapping-the-flood-risk-of-142-million-properties-in-america-with-mapbox-81cd41d644f8

COVID-19; an opportunity to re-think disaster risk governance https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2020/covid-19–an-opportunity-to-re-think-disaster-risk-governance.html

MOOC: Geospatial applications for disaster risk management https://un-spider.org/news-and-events/events/mooc-geospatial-applications-disaster-risk-management

Planning for everyone: closing gaps in hazard mitigation planning https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74178

New data highlights most disaster-prone U.S. communities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74147

Better risk management should guide our action to build back better https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74148

Open, reliable risk data: a key element for good disaster risk governance https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74105

Public review of the Words into Action guide: ‘Nature-based solutions for disaster risk reduction’ https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74080

State of Climate Services 2020 report: move from early warnings to early action https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/state-of-climate-services-2020-report-move-from-early-warnings-early-action

Record rainfall and poor urban planning: What caused Hyderabad to flood https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/record-rainfall-and-poor-urban-planning-what-caused-hyderabad-flood-135328

Emergency management

Comparing Corona virus responses in Florida and Australia: For the best results, follow the science https://mahb.stanford.edu/library-item/comparing-corona-virus-responses-in-florida-and-australia-for-the-best-results-follow-the-science/

2020 Atlantic hurricane season on pace to become the most active ever https://www.unocha.org/story/2020-atlantic-hurricane-season-pace-become-most-active-ever

Community planning and capacity building in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria: Pre-disaster conditions, hurricane damage, and courses of action https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74092

France declares state of emergency due to Covid-19 https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/france-declares-state-emergency-covid-19-macron-coronavirus/

Epidemic preparedness and response https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74144

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Women’s Resilience to Disasters Knowledge Hub https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/74099

How is social media shaping disaster governance? https://www.sei.org/perspectives/how-is-social-media-shaping-disaster-governance/

Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills https://www.shakeout.org/register/

Beyond (Mis)Representation: Visuals in COVID-19 Misinformation https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1940161220964780

PIRAC launches a social media campaign on disaster preparedness in a context of COVID-19 outbreak https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74095

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction booklet https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74133

Principles of risk communication guide: A guide to communicating with socially vulnerable populations across the disaster lifecycle https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74134

My Fire Plan https://www.myfireplan.com.au/

Big Weather education resources address our changing weather and what we can do to survive it https://education.abc.net.au/home#!/topic/3710253/big-weather-and-how-to-survive-it/all

inSIGHT: a participatory game for enhancing disaster risk governance https://www.iccrom.org/news/insight-participatory-game-enhancing-disaster-risk-governance

Information for the people https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74146

International Disaster Risk Reduction Day: Why being prepared is key to overcoming 21st century challenges https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74149

Public opinion on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic https://www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/public-opinion-covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic

23% of users in U.S. say social media led them to change views on an issue; some cite Black Lives Matter https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/10/15/23-of-users-in-us-say-social-media-led-them-to-change-views-on-issue-some-cite-black-lives-matter/

Psychology and disasters

Public risk perception attitude and information-seeking efficacy on floods: a formative study for disaster preparation campaigns and policies https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-020-00307-5

Participants in program for vulnerable young people are helping communities recover from bushfires https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/the-young-people-helping-communities-recovering/12763516

‘Solastalgia’: Arctic inhabitants overwhelmed by new form of climate grief https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/15/arctic-solastalgia-climate-crisis-inuit-indigenous

Sociology and disasters

Miami-Dade is one storm away from a housing catastrophe. Nearly 1M people are at risk https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article245591165.html

The human cost of disasters: an overview of the last 20 years (2000-2019) https://www.undrr.org/publication/human-cost-disasters-overview-last-20-years-2000-2019

Today in disaster resilience (9 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Mexico – Thousands Affected by Floods After Heavy Rain From Tropical Storm Gammahttp://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-storm-gamma-october-2020

France and Italy – Deadly Flash Floods After 630mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/europe/france-italy-floods-storm-alex-october-2020

Western Pacific season returns, Chan-Hom forecast to become an intense typhoon and head towards Japan https://www.severe-weather.eu/tropical-weather/typhoon-japan-chan-hom-mk/

Hurricane Delta Prompts Evacuations in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula https://weather.com/news/news/2020-10-06-hurricane-delta-mexico-cancun-yucatan-evacuations-preparations

California’s largest wildfire on record is now a million-acre “gigafire” https://www.vox.com/2020/10/5/21502397/august-complex-gigafire-wildfire-california-record

Hundreds Evacuated As French Villages Dig Out From Flooding https://www.channelstv.com/2020/10/05/hundreds-evacuated-as-french-villages-dig-out-from-flooding/

Indonesia – Homes Damaged After Floods in East and West Java Provinceshttp://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-java-october-2020

Philippines – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Cebu Province http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-cebu-province-october-2020

Flooding hits six million people in East Africa https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-54433904

Malaysia – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Sabah http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-sabah-october-2020

Hurricane Delta: Louisiana declares state of emergency as it braces for storm https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/08/hurricane-delta-louisiana-winds-flooding

Vietnam – at Least 7 Dead or Missing After Floods in Central Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-quangtri-october-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Oct 2020: Etna volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Semeru https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/111162/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Oct-2020-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Semeru-Re.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Giving vulnerable Bangladeshis the resources to cope with climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73900

Climate change and concrete turn up heat on vulnerable communities in New Jersey’s cities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73903

This page will track a selection of the planet’s vital signs, from carbon dioxide levels to Arctic sea ice https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2020/oct/05/climate-data-dashboard-carbon-atmosphere-sea-level-arctic-ice

Beyond a token effort: gender transformative climate change action in the Pacific https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73940

Climate change and migration in Bangladesh: gender perspective https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73951

Climate Change in the Minds of U.S. News Audiences https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/climate-change-in-the-minds-of-u-s-news-audiences/

Flooded Asia: Why climate change hits region the hardest https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Asia-Insight/Flooded-Asia-Why-climate-change-hits-region-the-hardest

Climate change responsible for record sea temperature levels, says study https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73961

What is holding back the promise of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73962

Natural catastrophe resilience remains low as climate risks increase https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73977

Europe’s new climate target would mean near total exit from coal by 2030 https://reneweconomy.com.au/europes-new-climate-target-would-mean-near-total-exit-from-coal-by-2030-2030/

‘Thrilled’: Next generation climate modelling gets budget kickstart https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/thrilled-next-generation-climate-modelling-gets-budget-kickstart-20201007-p562vn.html

Polar ice, atmospheric water vapor biggest drivers of variation among climate models https://phys.org/news/2020-10-polar-ice-atmospheric-vapor-biggest.html

Climate-menaced nations say survival depends on stronger 2020 action https://news.trust.org/item/20201007163811-6igh1/

Is climate change reversible? https://www.cbsnews.com/news/western-wilfires-record-temperatures-california-60-minutes-2020-10-04/

New research: nitrous oxide emissions 300 times more powerful than CO₂ are jeopardising Earth’s future https://theconversation.com/new-research-nitrous-oxide-emissions-300-times-more-powerful-than-co-are-jeopardising-earths-future-147208

Billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in 2020 tie annual record https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-202009

Extreme heat in Western and Southern Europe: A real and increasingly regular peril of climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74012

Assessing Shifts in Regional Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. River Basins in Response to Climate Change over the 21st Century https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2020EF001657#.X36hcB4dxS8.twitter

This infographic illustrates three storylines of these possible warmer worlds based on different mitigation option https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/mulitimedia/worlds-apart/

Warming makes Delta, other storms power up faster https://apnews.com/article/climate-climate-change-oceans-storms-weather-108ee106d20ab2ab4880011b78e71981

Disaster risk reduction

Why are people still losing their lives and livelihoods to disasters? https://global-report.vfl.world/

North Atlantic hurricane season halftime report: Will the second half be as active as the first? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73883

Using drones to better predict urban flooding https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73879

Infrastructuring floods in the Brahmaputra river basin: hydrocracies, hubris, hazardscapes https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73839

Mapping bushfire hazard and impacts – Final report https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73871

Latest edition of Floodplain Manager newsletter https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-september-2020/

A Decade on: Canterbury Aftershocks https://www.geonet.org.nz/news/Oxqzia27irP0VXIyVdNgV

Previsico’s real time flood forecasting ushers in next generation insurtech https://www.truehollywoodtalk.com/previsicos-real-time-flood-forecasting-ushers-in-next-generation-insurtech/

California Will Keep Burning. But Housing Policy Is Making It Worse https://www.propublica.org/article/california-will-keep-burning-but-housing-policy-is-making-it-worse

2020: The Year of the Converging Crises https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/2020-crises-wildfires-pandemic-election-climate-crisis-1069907/

Earthquake forecasting clues unearthed in strange precariously balanced rocks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73941

Marine heatwaves and hurricanes: Study examines compounding impact of severe weather https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73930

Adaptive social protection and disaster risk management: A case study of Japan https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73917

Community- and nature-based solutions for integrated urban flood risk management: Mini studios for water-sensitive urban design – a handbook for organizers and facilitators https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73915

Geologists raise the speed limit for how fast continental crust can form https://phys.org/news/2020-10-geologists-limit-fast-continental-crust.html

Mose flood barrier finally holds the waters back for fragile Venice https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-weather-venice-idUSKBN26O0AZ

Researchers aim to improve coastal storm surge forecasting https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73967

Fuzzy Postprocessing to Advance the Quality of Continental Seasonal Hydrological Forecasts for River Basin Management https://journals.ametsoc.org/jhm/article-abstract/21/10/2375/354568/Fuzzy-Postprocessing-to-Advance-the-Quality-of?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Seismic data yields deeper quake knowledge https://phys.org/news/2020-10-seismic-yields-deeper-quake-knowledge.html

Thinning forests doesn’t reduce bushfire risk and could make some blazes worse, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/08/thinning-forests-doesnt-reduce-bushfire-risk-and-could-make-some-blazes-worse-study-finds

Faraway Magma Reservoirs Complicate Volcano Monitoring https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/faraway-magma-reservoirs-complicate-volcano-monitoring/

Landslide susceptibility assessment of wildfire burnt areas through earth-observation techniques and a machine learning-based approach https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73991

The frightening implications of California’s first million-acre firehttps://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-10-06/the-frightening-implications-california-first-million-acre-wildfire

Property Flood Resilience Update https://edition.pagesuite.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx

Emergency management

Assessing the cost of disaster recovery and identifying funding sources in the HSOAC Puerto Rico economic and disaster recovery plan project https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73893

Building back locally : Supporting Puerto Rico’s municipalities in post-hurricane reconstruction https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73895

Isolated nursing centre that became a bushfire refuge gets renewable energy funding https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-05/isolated-nursing-centre-that-became-refuge-gets-renewable-energy/12730610

Understanding the Australian Fire Danger Rating System Program https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/understanding-the-australian-fire-danger-rating-system-program

Aerial firefighting webinar series https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/aerial-firefighting-webinar-series

Current issue of Fire Australia https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/magazine

ANU launches centre for early fire detection and suppression https://themountainjournal.wordpress.com/2020/10/06/anu-launches-centre-for-early-fire-detection-suppression/

Improving Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons From COVID-19 https://www.cfr.org/report/pandemic-preparedness-lessons-COVID-19/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

GIDM launches 5 hours self-paced online course on the basics of disaster risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73876

Disaster-resilience education helps students take the lead in a changing Australia https://education.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/3653653

Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different? https://hoodcp.wordpress.com/other-selected-research-publications/disaster-narratives-by-design-is-japan-different/

A guide to long-term thinking: how to envision the far future of Earth https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/deep-time-reckoning

Incidents within Incidents: social perspectives on the global pandemic and wildfire https://www.iawfonline.org/article/incidents-within-incidents-social-perspectives-on-the-global-pandemic-and-wildfire/

There are more than 3,000 volunteer rainfall recorders across Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-10-07/bush-families-recording-australias-rainfall-for-more-100-years/12735430

Using Art as an In-Road to Science and Activism https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/10/01/jill-pelto-climate-art-activism/

Beachgoers keep high eye on Victoria’s changing coastline https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/beachgoers-keep-high-eye-on-victoria-s-changing-coastline-20201007-p562ss.html

Psychology and disasters

It’s normal for hurricanes to cause people to experience emotional distress https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/disaster-types/hurricanes-tropical-storms

Sociology and disasters

Exclusion of at-risk communities a major barrier to preventing disaster losses https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73908

Pacific women shut out of disaster management https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73858

Review of gender-responsiveness and disability-inclusion in disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific United Nations https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73853

A standardized community resilience measurement framework for flooding https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479720312585?via%3Dihub

Coastal flooding will disproportionately impact river delta populations https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18531-4

Disaster Relief: Why the Poor Need Higher Priorityhttps://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/disaster-relief-why-the-poor-need-higher-priority/

Preliminary rapid gender analysis of monsoon flood 2020 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73977

African Americans Are Disproportionately Exposed to Extreme Heat http://info.primarycare.hms.harvard.edu/blog/african-americans-extreme-heat

Nepal: Why more women die in natural disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73982

Replication Data for: Capturing Bonding, Bridging, and Linking Social Capital through Publicly Available Data https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/IUNNZM Social capital and COVID-19: a multidimensional and multilevel approach https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21620555.2020.1814139

Today in disaster resilience (2 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Wildfire erupts in California’s Napa County, emergency evacuations over ‘dangerous rate of spread’ https://www.foxnews.com/us/wildfire-california-napa-county-glass-fire-emergency-evacuation-fire-weather

Severe storms in Italy produce damaging tornadoes, flash floods and landslides https://watchers.news/2020/09/26/tornado-waterspout-italy-september-2020/

Nepal – Heavy Rain and Floods in Southern Central Areas Leave 4 Dead, Houses Destroyed http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-floods-rupandehi-makwanpur-september-2020-central-areas-leave-4-dead-houses-destroyed

South Sudan – 625,000 Affected by Floods in 34 Countieshttp://floodlist.com/africa/southsudan-floods-september-2020

Ghana – Deadly Flash Floods in Ashanti Region http://floodlist.com/africa/ghana-floods-ashanti-september-2020

Chad – Floods Affect 300,000 Says UNhttp://floodlist.com/africa/chad-floods-september-2020

India – Rain Triggers Deadly Floods in Meghalaya and Assam http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-meghalaya-assam-september-2020

Vietnam – Deadly Floods and Landslides in North After 340mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-landslides-phutho-september-2020

Myanmar – Almost 3,000 Displaced by Floods in Kachin http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-floods-kachin-september-2020

Deadly fires rage through northern California forcing tens of thousands to evacuate https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/29/glass-fire-california-wine-country-napa-sonoma?CMP=share_btn_tw

India – Third Wave of Floods Hits 300,000 Across 13 Districts http://floodlist.com/asia/india-assam-floods-late-september-2020

Indonesia – 11 Dead After Landslides in North Kalimantan http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-landslides-tarakan-north-kalimantan-september-2020

Napa Valley wineries face fury of latest California wildfire as 2020 damages mount https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/napa-valley-wine-california-widlfire-fire-damage-2020-wineries-sonoma-county

3 dead, nearly 100 000 evacuate as two massive wildfires explode in Northern California https://watchers.news/2020/09/30/glass-fire-zogg-fire-california-september-2020/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hits Istanbul, Turkey https://watchers.news/2020/09/30/istanbul-flood-hailstorm-september-2020/

100 000 people stranded as highest rainfall in 60 years hits Rangpur, Bangladesh https://watchers.news/2020/09/30/rangpur-record-rainfall-flood-september-2020/

Ashfall produced by Sangay destroys 11 200 ha of crops, affecting at least 24 500 farmers, Ecuador https://watchers.news/2020/09/30/sangay-ashfall-crop-loss-ecuador/

Bangladesh – Tens of Thousands Hit by Floods in North http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-rangpur-september-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Oct 2020: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/110786/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Oct-2020-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Grim.html

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest suffers worst fires in a decade https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/01/brazil-amazon-rainforest-worst-fires-in-decade?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Benin – 7,000 Displaced by Niger River Floods in North East http://floodlist.com/africa/benin-floods-september-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

US sees ‘alarming’ increase in combined heatwaves and droughts https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73765

Hurricanes near U.S. coast forecast to worsen and multiply due to global warming https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/09/27/hurricanes-atlantic-coast-climate-change/

What’s in Boris Johnson’s climate in tray? https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54296828

The Arctic is burning like never before — and that’s bad news for climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02568-y

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 metres – even if Paris climate goals are met, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/23/melting-antarctic-ice-will-raise-sea-level-by-25-metres-even-if-paris-climate-goals-are-met-study-finds

UNDP helped develop a Vulnerability to Climate Hazards Index – the first of its kind worldwide – which measures households’ exposure to hurricanes, storms and other climate phenomena https://sdgintegration.undp.org/countries/dominican-republic

Climate change adaptation projects continue amid coronavirus pandemic https://www.adaptation-fund.org/climate-change-adaptation-projects-continue-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/

How our warmer oceans are contributing to climate breakdown https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/28/how-our-warmer-oceans-are-contributing-to-climate-breakdown

New Sea Level Satellite Arrives at California Launch Site https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/195/new-sea-level-satellite-arrives-at-california-launch-site

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will https://apnews.com/article/climate-climate-change-oceans-environment-united-nations-general-assembly-d073896990db973a3e45db26787d6a18

Climate scientists can take this one action to accelerate solutions for climate change https://www.greenbiz.com/article/climate-scientists-can-take-one-action-accelerate-solutions-climate-change

Simpler models may be better for determining some climate risk https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73807

Climate change increases the risk of wildfires https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73797

Activists screen videos onto Arctic glaciers in climate protest https://www.arctictoday.com/activists-screen-videos-onto-arctic-glaciers-in-climate-protest/

Greenland ice sheet loss already ‘unprecedented’ and set to accelerate https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-10-01/greenland-ice-melting-at-a-rate-unmatched-in-12000-years/12705230

China’s zero emissions target puts Australia on notice https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/china-s-zero-emissions-target-puts-australia-on-notice-20200930-p560kn.html

The Value of Initial Condition Large Ensembles to Robust Adaptation Decision‐Making https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020EF001610

Planetary ‘safety net’ could halt wildlife loss and slow climate breakdown https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2020/sep/29/planetary-safety-net-could-halt-wildlife-loss-and-slow-climate-breakdown-aoe?CMP=share_btn_tw

Recommendations for a revised EU strategy on climate change adaptation https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73831

Revised estimates of the impact of climate change on extreme poverty by 2030 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73851

Global heating warming up ‘nights faster than days’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/01/global-heating-warming-up-nights-faster-than-days

Disaster risk reduction

Flood risks: More accurate data due to Covid-19 https://www.uni-bonn.de/news/208-2020

Mitigating geohazard risk to help save lives in Nepal https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73763

No earthquake-resistant buildings, no disaster management plan: Kashmir sits on seismological powder keg https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73766

Traditional fire management conducted in Bega Valley, Eurobodalla — hardest-hit by last season’s bushfires https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-27/rebirth-of-cultural-burning-in-hardest-hit-bushfire-region/12706810

Nearly 60,000 large dams exist worldwide, with more than 3,700 currently planned or under construction https://www.worldwildlife.org/press-releases/study-just-one-third-of-the-world-s-longest-rivers-remain-free-flowing

Alabama’s nation-leading 16,000 Fortified roofs held up well to Hurricane Sally https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2020/09/alabamas-nation-leading-16000-fortified-roofs-held-up-well-to-hurricane-sally.html

New knowledge about what causes thunderstorms and cloud bursts https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200925113358.htm

Lumberton County Floodprint: Strategies for Repurposing Vulnerable Landscapes After Disaster https://design.ncsu.edu/blog/2020/09/04/exploring-coastal-conservation-students-and-faculty-win-asla-awards-to-preserve-nc/

Wood Buffalo council opts for berms, not buyouts for most flood-affected neighbourhoods https://www-cbc-ca.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5730695

The Nile river led to Khartoum’s growth, but now threatens the city https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73809

Framing the challenge of urban flooding in the United States https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73798

BOM declares a La Nina, signalling wet spring and summer likely for northern, eastern Australiahttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-29/bom-declares-la-nina-wet-conditions-likely-for-eastern-australia/12617528

Alberta’s disaster risk assessment plan in poor shape: auditor https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/albertas-disaster-risk-assessment-plan-in-poor-shape-auditor

Phivolcs monitoring ‘abnormal’ conditions in four volcanoes https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/9/29/phivolcs-monitoring-four-volcanoes-due-to-abnormal-behavior.html

Strengthening Coastal Counties Resilience Challenge https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/52198717b55741389633ee635c2edf3f

National Platform of Disaster Risk Reduction in Turkey https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73772

2020 State of flood report: Actions for a more protected and resilient planet https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73832

Towards coordinated self-organization: An actor-centered framework for the design of disaster management information https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73821

New woodlands can help reduce flooding risk within 15 years https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73852

Africa road map for improving the availability, access and use of disaster risk information for early warning and early action, including in the context of transboundary risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73818?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Understanding Catastrophe Modeling https://www.rms.com/catastrophe-modeling

Emergency management

Covid-19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/28/covid-19-tests-that-give-results-in-minutes-to-be-rolled-out-across-world

Pakistan – 300,000 in Need of Food Assistance After Floods in Sindh, Says WFP http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-sindh-september-2020

People-centered early warning systems in China: a bibliometric analysis of policy documents https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73793

The COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: Impact, Responses, and Lessons from Ghana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/covid-19-pandemic-africa-impact-responses-and-lessons-ghana-democratic-republic-congo

A multilabel classification approach to identify hurricane‐induced infrastructure disruptions using social media data https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mice.12573

Experts call for tech upgrades to help fight wildfires https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2020/09/why-experts-demand-new-technology-to-fight-wildfires/

ACT Alliance members in Indonesia: Preparing the communities to respond better to disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73828

Counting the costs: Improving disaster recovery cost estimation https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73829

A member of an elite firefighting team answers our questions about California’s inferno https://www.cnet.com/news/in-the-chaos-of-a-burning-forest-a-dispatch-from-the-california-wildfire-front-lines/

The 2019-2020 Australian bushfires: from temporary evacuation to longer-term displacement https://www.internal-displacement.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/Australian%20bushfires_Final.pdf

Fires and Storms Push Demand for Emergency Shelter to a New High https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/01/climate/disaster-shelter-red-cross.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

DepEd, partners launch RADaR app to ensure learning continuity after disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73808

Localized action for social behavior change in COVID-19 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73816

Digital technologies will help build resilient communities after the coronavirus pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73827

A history of the human choices that led to one of the century’s worst natural disasters https://www.bookforum.com/print/2703/a-history-of-the-human-choices-that-led-to-one-of-the-century-s-worst-natural-disasters-24175

Where the UK government is going wrong in its coronavirus messaging, according to a marketing expert https://theconversation.com/where-the-uk-government-is-going-wrong-in-its-coronavirus-messaging-according-to-a-marketing-expert-146783

Psychology and disasters

More firefighters die from suicide each year than in the line of duty https://www.nvfc.org/it-could-never-happen-here-preventing-suicides-in-the-volunteer-fire-department/

Around the world, people who accidentally spread the coronavirus must face both a dangerous illness and an onslaught of online condemnation https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/28/the-public-shaming-pandemic

Art therapy: This is how the arts can sharpen mental health research https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/09/art-therapy-when-science-meets-art-mental-health-wellbeing-and-culture

Measuring individual disaster preparedness https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73835

Sociology and disasters

Wealthy Benefit Most From Hurricanes https://riskmarketnews.substack.com/p/wealthy-benefit-most-from-hurricanes

The Demography of Disasters https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030499198

Socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on household consumption and poverty https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73796

The climate change risks, trends and impacts and the related vulnerabilities on children in sub-Saharan Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73800

Almeda fire’s destruction of mobile home parks exacerbates Rogue Valley’s affordable housing shortage https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2020/09/almeda-fire-ravages-mobile-home-parks-in-rogue-valley-exacerbating-affordable-housing-shortage.html

COVID-19 economic vulnerability vs health emergency https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73819

The gendered nature of natural disasters: the impact of catastrophic events on the gender gap in life expectancy https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-8306.2007.00563.x

How natural hazards impact the social environment for vulnerable groups: an empirical investigation in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344282545_How_natural_hazards_impact_the_social_environment_for_vulnerable_groups_an_empirical_investigation_in_Japan

Today in disaster resilience (25 September 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Three dead after rare Mediterranean storm batters Greece https://news.trust.org/item/20200920092038-efnll/

Tropical Storm Beta, Forecast to Move Inland Monday, Churns in the Gulf https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/20/us/tropical-storm-beta.html

Myanmar – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Mandalay Region http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-floods-landslides-mandalay-region-september-2020

Mexico – Deadly Floods in Oaxaca http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-oaxaca-september-2020

France – 2 Missing After Torrential Rain Triggers Floods in Southhttp://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-gard-september-2020

India – Floods in Karnataka After 450mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-karnataka-september-2020

South East Asia – Tropical Storm Noul Causes Wind Damage and Floods in Vietnam, Laos and Thailandhttp://floodlist.com/asia/tropical-storm-noul-vietnam-laos-thailand-september-2020

Strombolian activity at Mount Etna, Italy https://watchers.news/2020/09/21/strombolian-activity-at-mount-etna-italy/

Major eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuadorhttps://watchers.news/2020/09/20/sangay-eruption-ecuador-september-20-2020/

Flood Kills 30, Submerges Communities In Niger State https://leadership.ng/2020/09/21/flood-kills-30-submerges-communities-in-niger-state/

Tropical Storm Beta takes aim at Texas, Louisiana as Gulf Coast sees storm surge, flooding https://www.foxnews.com/us/tropical-storm-beta-texas-louisiana-landfall-gulf-coast-storm-surge-flooding-storm-hurricane-season

Man dies in floodwaters after Broken Hill cops month of rain in 15 minutes https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/man-dies-in-floodwaters-after-broken-hill-cops-month-of-rain-in-15-minutes/news-story/90afba0496e169059d97606702a6b992

Cambodia – Rain From Tropical Storm Noul Triggers Floods in 5 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/cambodia-storm-noul-floods-september-2020

Indonesia- Floods in West Java and Jakarta http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-java-jakarta-september-2020

Nigeria – Widespread Flooding in Kogi State After Niger River Overflows http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-kogi-september-2020

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000 https://www.9news.com.au/world/coronavirus-us-death-toll-hits-200000-american-pandemic-timeline-covid19/db8d74ce-2fba-49cb-9d83-14724cfb27f7

Record Flooding in Sudan https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147288/record-flooding-in-sudan

Bangladesh faces twin crises as coronavirus deals new blow to flood-battered nation https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/14/bangladesh-faces-twin-crises-as-coronavirus-deals-new-blow-to-flood-battered-nation.html

Houston faces flash flooding risk as Beta stalls inland https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/houston-faces-flash-flooding-risk-beta-stalls-inland-n1240697

Cambodia – Rain From Tropical Storm Noul Triggers Floods in 5 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/cambodia-storm-noul-floods-september-2020

Ethiopia – 144,000 Displaced by Awash River Flooding in Afar Region http://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-floods-afar-september-2020

India – Floods in Karnataka After 450mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-karnataka-september-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Sep 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay, Lopevi https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/110442/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Sep-2020-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sangay-Lopevi-C.html

At least 126 people killed in floods and landslides in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal https://watchers.news/2020/09/24/gandaki-pradesh-nepal-flood-landslides-2020/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

New Australian guidelines launched to ensure consistent climate change risks assessments and disclosure https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73691

UK: Building climate resilience knowledge from the ground up https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73685

USA: Climate change is dumping record amounts of rain. We’re not equipped to handle it https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73697

Climate predictions for Ireland by 2050 come with unprecedented detail https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73681

Hurricane Sally’s fierce rain shows how climate change raises storm risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73665

Reporting on floods through a climate lens https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73659

Slow-moving storms that deluge coasts may be latest hazard of climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73670

The Morrison government wants to suck CO₂ out of the atmosphere. Here are 7 ways to do it https://theconversation.com/the-morrison-government-wants-to-suck-co-out-of-the-atmosphere-here-are-7-ways-to-do-it-144941

Prince Charles calls for ‘swift’ action on climate changehttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54229229

Want to Save Lives? Name Heat Waves Like Hurricanes https://www.wired.com/story/want-to-save-lives-name-heat-waves-like-hurricanes/

The tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/sep/19/the-tipping-points-at-the-heart-of-the-climate-crisis?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Arctic sea-ice shrinks to near record low extent https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54211760

The climate crisis will sweep away my country if the world doesn’t keep its promises https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/21/the-climate-crisis-will-sweep-away-my-country-if-the-world-doesnt-keep-its-promises?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

World’s richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/21/worlds-richest-1-cause-double-co2-emissions-of-poorest-50-says-oxfam

As wildfires, flooding, and hurricanes grow more frequent, climate migration begins https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/09/as-wildfires-flooding-and-hurricanes-grow-more-frequent-climate-migration-begins/

Africa Is Experiencing Some of the Worst Climate Disasters, But the World Watches California Burn https://www.theroot.com/africa-is-experiencing-some-of-the-worst-climate-disast-1845133225

World’s most powerful turbine to anchor largest offshore wind farm https://reneweconomy.com.au/worlds-most-powerful-turbine-to-anchor-largest-offshore-wind-farm-49512/

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 metres – even if Paris climate goals are met, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/23/melting-antarctic-ice-will-raise-sea-level-by-25-metres-even-if-paris-climate-goals-are-met-study-finds

UNDP, Timor-Leste launch GCF-backed project to protect rural communities against climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73748

Iraq launches National Adaptation Plan process for climate change resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73741

Arctic sea ice minimum is 2nd lowest on record https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73739

Climate Scientists Take Their Closest Look Yet at the Warming Impact of Aviation Emissions https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17092020/aviation-emissions-climate-change-greenhouse-gas

Stability Check on Antarctica Reveals High Risk for Long-Term Sea Level Rise https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/stability-check-antarctica-reveals-high-risk-long-term-sea-level-rise

‘They’re suffering now’: Americans scramble to adapt to daily reality of climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/23/california-climate-crisis-wildfires-smoke-heat-health

Future climate response to Antarctic Ice Sheet melt caused by anthropogenic warming https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/39/eaaz1169

The science connecting wildfires to climate change https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/09/climate-change-increases-risk-fires-western-us/

Disaster risk reduction

Atlantic hurricane in 2020: Are we in store for another record-breaking year? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73688

Searching for surprise catastrophes: the Beirut explosion https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73696

Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73664

Nepal: why are landslides so deadly? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73630

The economic case for a national flood standard https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Opinion-The-economic-case-for-a-national-flood-15575860.php

To Prevent California Wildfires, We Need to Have Some Uncomfortable Conversations https://www.kqed.org/science/1969652/inconvenient-truths-about-california-and-wildfire

The effect of surge on riverine flood hazard and impact in deltas globally https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab8ca6

New recommendations for a proactive flood policy in India https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73707

Steps Sudan must take to prevent future flood destruction https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73686

Extreme rainfall events have more than doubled in Himalayas https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73722

New tools to help “predict” forest fires https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73721

California Wildfires: Can Insurance Markets Handle the Risk? https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RBA635-1.html

How Science and Technology Keep Up with Earth’s Shifting Surface https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/reveal-earths-changing-surface/

After Storms, They Built Higher. They Dread Doing It Again https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/23/us/hurricane-laura-storm-beta.html

Our new model shows Australia can expect 11 tropical cyclones this season https://theconversation.com/our-new-model-shows-australia-can-expect-11-tropical-cyclones-this-season-146318

Tapping into the ground to counter floods and droughts https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73738

Emergency management

How to build back better after the COVID-19 crisis? A practical approach applied to Fiji https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73684

Puerto Rico sees more pain and little progress three years after Hurricane Maria https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/puerto-rico-sees-more-pain-little-progress-three-years-after-n1240513

UN: 730,000 people seriously affected by Sudan floods https://thenationpress.net/en/news-67127.html

Τhe disaster and health nexus amid the COVID-19 pandemic: challenges of protecting at-risk communities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73706

Only two homes rebuilt one year on from Binna Burra Beechmont fire as community remains on edge https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-08/binna-burra-fire-first-anniversary-gold-coast-hinterland/12635926

Early actions will support Ecuadorian families to face volcanic ash fall https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73724

An evaluation of availability and adequacy of multi-hazard early warning systems in Asian countries: a baseline study https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920302582

The Worst Forest Fires You’re Hearing Nothing About https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/worst-forest-fires-you-re-hearing-nothing-about

Orange County fire watchers go virtual due to pandemic https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/story/2020-09-24/fire-watch

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Most wildfire coverage on American TV news fails to mention link to climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/11/american-tv-news-california-oregon-fires-climate-crisis?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Earthquake That Brought Enlightenment https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/the-earthquake-that-brought-enlightenment/

Interactive network of digital wildfire vigilantes https://www.inverse.com/science/alertwildfire-camera-network-wild-fires

Emergency warning messages: do colours and icons improve community readiness to act? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/81

Emergency warning messages: how do community members comprehend them? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/79

Emergency warning messages: encouraging readiness to act https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/80

Psychology and disasters

Humor and risk: an exploration of case studies https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73675

Wildfire-weary Californians, ‘tired of this being normal,’ consider uprooting their lives https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/19/us/california-fires-climate-change-migration/index.html

FEMA has conducted the National Household Survey (NHS) to assess the development of a culture of personal disaster preparedness and resilience in the American public https://community.fema.gov/story/2020-NHS-Data-Digest-Summary-Results

The Psychological Impact of COVID-19 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hope-resilience/202009/the-psychological-impact-covid-19

Sociology and disasters

Laura: The Latest Climate Disaster for Low-Income Americans https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/laura-latest-climate-disaster-low-income-americans

How natural hazards impact the social environment for vulnerable groups: an empirical investigation in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344282545_How_natural_hazards_impact_the_social_environment_for_vulnerable_groups_an_empirical_investigation_in_Japan

First Came the Hurricane, Then Came the Campaign of Terror https://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/first-came-hurricane-then-came-campaign-terror

Fostering peri-urban resilience: Gender-responsive approaches in northern India https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73742

Today in disaster resilience (18 September 2020)

Please find below a list of links to some aspects of disaster resilience in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

The death toll from wildfires choking the west coast of the US continued https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/13/us-west-coast-choked-by-smoke-as-firefighters-tackle-deadly-wildfires?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

A Siege of 80 Large, Uncontained Wildfires Sweeps the Hot, Dry West https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09092020/wildfires-american-west-climate

Floods generated by exceptional rainfall have killed more than 200 people and affected over a million more, in a band of countries from Senegal to Sudan https://ewn.co.za/2020/09/11/200-killed-in-floods-across-africa

Tropical Storm Sally Is Heading North, Stalking New Orleanshttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-12/tropical-depression-to-bring-flooding-rains-across-gulf-coast

Nepal – Over 30 Dead or Missing After Floods and Landslides in Sindhupalchok http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-floods-landslides-sindhupalchok-september-2020

Tunisia – Floods Leave 6 Dead After Days of Heavy Rainhttp://floodlist.com/africa/tunisia-floods-september-2020

DR Congo – 50 Feared Dead as Mine Collapses During Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/drcongo-southkivu-mine-collapse-flood-september-2020

Ethiopia – 300,000 Displaced by Floods, Says UNhttp://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-floods-update-september-2020

Hurricane Sally strengthens ‘rapidly’ as Gulf Coast braces, mandatory evacuations in Louisiana, Mississippi https://www.foxnews.com/us/hurricane-sally-warning-gulf-coast-louisiana-mississippi-new-orleans-mandatory-evacuation-storm-surge

Mauritania – Deadly Floods in South and Easthttp://floodlist.com/africa/mauritania-floods-september-2020

1,000 Firefighters, 15 Aircraft Battle Wildfire in Portugal https://www.fireengineering.com/2020/09/14/493587/1000-firefighters-15-aircraft-battle-wildfire-in-portugal/

Death toll rises in US as wildfires continue in West Coast states https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54130785

Cape Verde – Deadly Flash Floods in Praia http://floodlist.com/africa/cape-verde-deadly-flash-floods-in-praia

Indonesia – at Least 4 Dead, 2,000 Displaced After Floods in 4 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-september-2020-kalimantan

Hurricane Sally nears U.S. Gulf Coast as residents brace for historic floods https://globalnews.ca/news/7337037/hurricane-sally-rain-floods/

Firefighters make progress in west coast blazes as smoke spreads across US https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/15/west-coast-fires-firefighters-oregon-washington-california?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Uganda – Deadly Flash Floods in Kampala http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-kampala-september-2020

India – 1 Dead, 34,000 Affected After Fresh Floods in Assam http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-assam-september-2020

Vietnam – 2 Dead After Severe Storms Cause Floods and Landslides in North http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-landslides-hagiang-september-2020

Lightning strikes kill 42 people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India https://watchers.news/2020/09/16/lightning-strikes-kill-42-people-in-bihar-and-uttar-pradesh-india/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flooding, Power Outages Spread as Hurricane Sally Batters Alabama, Florida https://weather.com/news/news/2020-09-15-hurricane-sally-mississippi-alabama-florida-louisiana-evacuations-impacts

India’s coronavirus cases pass 5 million as hospitals scramble for oxygen https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-16/india-coronavirus-case–pass-5-million/12670756

Guatemala – 25,000 Affected by Heavy Rain, Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-floods-landslides-september-2020

Indonesia – Deadly Landslide in West Papua, Floods in Central Sulawesi and West Kalimantan http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-papua-september-2020

After the floods, assessing Hurricane Sally’s damage https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-sally-damage-idUSKBN268347

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Sep 2020: Semeru volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Bezymianny https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/110108/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Sep-2020-Semeru-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Bezymianny-Nev.html

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Sally unleashes “catastrophic and life-threatening” flooding along Gulf Coast https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/hurricane-sally-flooding-gulf-coast-alabama-florida-one-dead-three-mile-bridge/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5℃ warming limit by 2024, major new report says http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73538

UK: the record-breaking August 2020 heatwave http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73555

Climate insights 2020: natural disasters http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73565

South Australia solar power reaches 94 pct of state demand on Sunday https://reneweconomy.com.au/south-australia-solar-power-reaches-94-pct-of-state-demand-on-sunday-84513/

The Age Of The ‘Megafire’ Is Upon Us https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/2020/09/11/the-age-of-the-megafire-is-upon-us/#2379c8379cab

Climate crisis could displace 1.2 billion people by 2050, report warns https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/10/world/climate-global-displacement-report-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html

Will Extreme Weather Keep Getting Worse? Scientists Say Yes https://weather.com/news/climate/news/2020-09-11-extreme-weather-climate-change-disasters-wildfires-flooding-hurricanes

A big chunk of Greenland’s ice cap breaks off as Arctic shifts to new climate regime https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/greenland-ice-cap-1.5723009

Consortium Launches Program to Train Next Generation of City Climate Resilience Leaders https://www.wri.org/news/2020/09/release-consortium-launches-program-train-next-generation-city-climate-resilience

A warming California sets the stage for future floods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73586

Slightest heat increase magnifies hurricane risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73591

South-South cooperation to tackle climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73598

Mapping the effectiveness of nature‐based solutions for climate change adaptation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73559

Multiple benefits of DRR investment: UR Tanzania http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73584

UBC researchers launch vulnerability index to track potential health impacts of climate change https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ubc-researchers-launch-vulnerability-index-to-track-potential-health-impacts-of-climate-change-1.5713920

The seawater carbon inventory at the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/09/08/2003197117

Wild weather this year shows growing impact of climate change, scientists say http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73607

We need to treat extreme events as connected, not as anomalies http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73603

More Americans think climate change poses a long-term threat to society than COVID-19 – 55% versus 44% respectively https://www.climateweeknyc.org/new-research-more-americans-think-climate-change-poses-long-term-threat-society-covid-19

6 Graphics Explain the Climate Feedback Loop Fueling US Fires https://www.wri.org/blog/2020/us-fires-climate-emissions

Just One Name Left on the Hurricane List and It’s Only September https://www.govtech.com/em/safety/Just-one-Name-is-left-on-the-Hurricane-list-and-its-only-September.html

New Zealand first in the world to require climate risk reporting http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73643

Disaster risk reduction

Learning from experience: Insights from China’s progress in disaster risk management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73536

UAE cultivates the first private sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) in the Arab Region http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73507

A data-driven framework to address gender issues in managing flood risks: flood risk management support project for the city of Buenos Aires http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73546

Coastal development between opportunity and disaster risk: a multisectoral risk assessment for Vietnam http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73549

Flood risk management in Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73526

Reimagining resilience in a post pandemic world http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73553

Strengthening hydromet services, disaster preparedness and urban resilience in Honduras http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73545

Americans back tough limits on building in fire and flood zones http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73575

Guwahati gets an experimental flood warning system http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73576

Flood risk and coastal assessment of the Tocumen river: prioritization of hybrid infrastructure for urban flood risk reduction in Panama http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73562

Why are landslides so deadly in Nepal? https://www.thethirdpole.net/ne/2020/09/14/why-are-landslides-so-deadly-in-nepal/

Modelling would predict where dangerous blazes could occur across Australia so firefighting planes and helicopters could be deployed in advance https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/15/philanthropic-foundation-dreams-of-extinguishing-all-bushfires-within-an-hour-with-high-tech-help

Localization and coalescence of seismicity before large earthquakes https://academic.oup.com/gji/article-abstract/223/1/561/5863945#.X1-4dUilmZM.twitter

Developing open-source technical business and scientific standards for climate physical risk projections of future repair and replacement costs of residential and commercial buildings and infrastructure in Australia https://www.cmsi.org.au/

FT Ministry ready to work with others to address KL flash floods https://www.astroawani.com/berita-malaysia/ft-ministry-ready-to-work-with-others-to-address-kl-flash-floods-259331

The Indian Government’s flood insurance packages can do better. This is how http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73593

Megafires: Climate change or land management? https://www.niskanencenter.org/megafires-climate-change-or-land-management/

Beyond 2D inventories: synoptic 3D landslide volume calculation from repeat LiDAR data https://esurf.copernicus.org/preprints/esurf-2020-73/

New homes, highways boost flood risk on Turkey’s northern coast http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73624

California wildfires: can insurance markets handle the risk? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73614

Effectiveness of flood early warning system to reduce economic loss at four communities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73615

World risk report 2020 – focus: forced displacement and migration http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73612

Our land was taken. But we still hold the knowledge of how to stop mega-fires https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/16/california-wildfires-cultural-burns-indigenous-people

Disruptive resilience: an agenda for the new normal in cities of the global South http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73638

Investing in early fire detection could save $8 billionhttps://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/investing-in-early-fire-detection-could-save-8-billion

Flash flood indicators https://www.efas.eu/en/flash-flood-indicators

Emergency management

Made worse by tree loss, flooding forces migration in Afghanistan http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73535

US: In the line of fire http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73572

Pandemic preparedness panel slams collective failure to heed warnings http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73599

Covid-19: Fearing a second wave, the French government is relying on a local strategy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73601

Firefighters pushed to the limits as unprecedented infernos rage across US west coast https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/15/firefighters-pushed-to-the-limits-as-unprecedented-infernos-rage-across-us-west-coast

Who Gets the First COVID-19 Vaccines? The Answer is a Complex Tangle of Science and Ethics https://blog.ucsusa.org/taryn-mackinney/who-gets-the-first-covid-19-vaccines-the-answer-is-a-complex-tangle-of-science-and-ethics

On the Fire Line, Grueling Work and a Shared Purpose https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/15/climate/firefighting-techniques.html

The Scariest Part of These Fires Is What Happens Next https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-scariest-part-of-these-wildfires-in-california-washington-and-oregon-is-what-happens-next?ref=author

“We only have the one”: Mapping the prevalence of people with high body mass to aid regional emergency management planning in aotearoa New Zealand https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920313613?dgcid=author

Sudan pleads for aid to tackle devastating floods https://www.pulse.com.gh/news/world/sudan-pleads-for-aid-to-tackle-devastating-floods/n8826be

Australian Major Incidents Report 2019-20 published https://www.aidr.org.au/news/major-incidents-report-2019-20-published/

Interim observations from the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements https://naturaldisaster.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/interim-observations-1

Schools get ready for bushfire season https://education.nsw.gov.au/news/latest-news/schools-get-ready-for-bushfire-season

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Adaptive capacity as an educational goal to advance policy for integrating DRR into quality education for sustainable development http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73570

There’s actually a word for the climate change-induced despair you’ve been feeling https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-09-13/solastalgia-climate-change-induced-despair

Examination of how social media can inform the management of volunteers during a flood disaster https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12665

What is a hurricane storm surge, and why is it so dangerous? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73628

Combination of school evacuation drill with tsunami inundation simulation: consensus-making between disaster experts and citizens on an evacuation strategy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73610

National youth survey on climate change and disaster risk https://www.aidr.org.au/news/national-youth-survey-on-climate-change-and-disaster-risk/

Australia it’s time to get prepared for… Big Weather (and how to survive it) https://help.abc.net.au/hc/en-us/articles/360001880455-Australia-it-s-time-to-get-prepared-for-Big-Weather-and-how-to-survive-it-

Psychology and disasters

COVID-19 and patients with serious mental illness https://www.mdedge.com/psychiatry/article/227579/schizophrenia-other-psychotic-disorders/covid-19-and-patients-serious

Solastalgia and Californian wildfires https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/wildfires-california-2020-climate-change-effect-1059197/

For many families, the first disaster can be far from the last https://www.colorado.edu/today/2020/09/10/many-families-first-disaster-can-be-far-last

Exposure Outliers: Children, Mothers, and Cumulative Disaster Exposure in Louisiana https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol19/iss1/4/

Extreme rains lead to more rural farmer suicides than droughts: Study http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73602

Is the climate crisis creating a mental health crisis? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73592

Bouncing Back During COVID-19 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hope-resilience/202009/bouncing-back-during-covid-19

Sociology and disasters

Hurricanes and COVID-19 in Florida: Are counties prepared to protect hurricane-vulnerable populations? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73534

Addressing gendered and other inequalities will be central to COVID-19 recovery http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73556

Building trust within and across communities for health emergency preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73619

Latino, Black, Native American households suffer disproportionate financial strain amid pandemic https://abcnews.go.com/Business/minority-homes-bear-financial-strain-amid-covid-19/story?id=73025891

Women’s leadership in the Pacific: trailblazer opens world of disaster management to women http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73640 Guardians of the planet: Asia Pacific children and youth voices on climate crisis and disaster risk reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73633