Today in disaster resilience (26 May 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Fort McMurray wildfire: ‘We expect weeks, if not months, fighting this fire’ http://globalnews.ca/news/2718970/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-we-expect-weeks-if-not-months-fighting-this-fire/?platform=hootsuite

Russia Wildfire Is Size of Vermont and Delaware http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-wildfire-size-vermont-delaware-greenpeace-says-n579311

Wild weather in central US https://weather.com/storms/severe/news/severe-storms-plains-midwest

India – 2 Dead in Manipur Floods, Several Rivers Overflowing After Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/asia/india-2-dead-manipur-floods-several-rivers-overflowing-heavy-rain

Sri Lanka rain death toll hits 101 as waters recede http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/sri-lanka-rain-death-toll/2814012.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

El Niño is over, but has left its mark across the world https://theconversation.com/el-nino-is-over-but-has-left-its-mark-across-the-world-59823

2016 Indian Heatwave: May smashes heat records in India http://www.skymetweather.com/content/weather-news-and-analysis/may-temperature-breaks-all-time-weather-record/

Disaster risk reduction

100 Resilient Cities announces hundredth member, but ‘work is only just beginning’ http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/may/25/rockefeller-100-resilient-cities-washington-lagos-manchester-belfast?utm_content=buffer93060&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

UN and businesses team up to prevent and respond to crises http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/48962

 

How Zika Spiraled Out of Control http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-zika-spiraled-out-of-control1/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

Emergency management

New team trying to stop another year of massive Indonesian wildfires http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/48981

The 2011 Thai floods: An urban political ecology analysis https://ugecviewpoints.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/the-2011-thai-floods-an-urban-political-ecology-analysis/

Implementing Sendai to reduce humanitarian burden http://reliefweb.int/report/world/implementing-sendai-reduce-humanitarian-burden

Most comprehensive report globally on Australian flood fatalities http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-2735

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Five Questions to Ask About Flood Insurance http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/five-questions-to-ask-about-flood-insurance/

Using art to catch people’s attention about wildfire messages http://fireadaptednetwork.org/a-different-approach-to-our-wildfire-message/

NASA’s Earth Minute: Sea level rise https://sealevel.nasa.gov/resources/72

Thirty Million Film http://thirtymillionfilm.org/

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created w/ Computer Animation. http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/watch-the-destruction-of-pompeii-by-mount-vesuvius-re-created-with-computer-animation-79-ad.html

This app lets rescue workers send offline alerts when disaster strikes

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/19/11711686/firechat-alerts-app-natural-disaster-mesh-network

Social Media and Emergencies

Using social media for emergency management in rural areas https://www.shawngossman.com/social-media-emergency-management-rural/

Social Networks: Interpersonal ties matter https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/social-networks-interpersonal-ties-matter-eric-kant

With social media, “we could have saved more lives” – Sri Lankan floods and landslides http://news.trust.org/item/20160525093734-sr76y/?source=fiOtherNews2

Social Capital and Disasters

Small town’s motto after flood became #WimberleyStrong http://www.ksat.com/news/wimberely-historic-flood-blanco-river-town-rebuilding-memorial-day

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NeilDufty

I write non-fiction about disaster management and resilience. I also write fiction including poems and short stories.

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