Today in disaster resilience (30 May 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Tropical Storm Bonnie – Memorial Day Storm

At least 6 dead, 2 missing after floods in Texas, Kansas

2 more bodies found in Texas after torrential rain, floods

Disaster risk reduction

Predicting the spread of Zika virus

Welcome to the Pyrocene

Patterns and Limitations of Urban Human Mobility Resilience under the Influence of Multiple Types of Natural Disaster

Why do people still live next to an active volcano?

In Texas’ Flash Flood Alley, problems extend beyond terrain

Emergency management

B.C. wildfires, some suspected arson, burn firefighting budget fast

Flood recovery in Cumbria six months after Desmond unleashed his wrath

The App That’s Creating an Earthquake Early-warning Network

Ecuador President Raises Taxes After Devastating Earthquake

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Elderly and Disaster

Social Media and Emergencies

Two-thirds of Facebook users (66%) get news on the site, nearly six-in-ten Twitter users (59%) get news on Twitter

Facebook is rolling out new feature that’ll show you the collective responses to a Live video on a graph

Psychology and disasters

Farmers facing tough times six months after disaster


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I am a Principal at Water Technology Pty Ltd, an Australian-based coastal, environment and natural hazards company - see I specialise in the community aspects of disaster risk reduction and emergency management. Samples of my research and projects can be accessed at Check out my latest book 'Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement' at I am also a published fiction writer specialising in short stories and poems - see

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