Today in disaster resilience (6 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

NSW homes evacuated as king tides coombine with an east coast low http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-06/nsw-homes-evacuated-as-king-tide-combines-with-east-coast-low/7479736

Tropical Storm Colin update http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCUAT3+shtml/052135.shtml

3 firefighters injured, 2 homes damaged in Los Angeles-area wildfires http://ht.ly/Vxvz300Wlk8

Paris floods: Seine level starts dropping after 30-year high http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36451009

Ice surges into Deline, N.W.T., in dramatic Great Bear Lake breakup http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/deline-ice-surges-shore-breakup-1.3616155

Two people have died and five have been injured on Queensland roads, and cars have been swept away by floodwaters as wild weather lashed the state http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/qld-authorities-happy-with-rain-response-20160604-gpbmmb.html

Disaster risk reduction

Oregon oil train derailment: A risky transport model? http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2016/0604/Oregon-oil-train-derailment-A-risky-transport-model

Hyperconnected Megacities Are Changing the World Map https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/parag-khanna-connectography-global-civilization

Emergency management

12 months until the NSW Emergency Services Levy (ESL) on insurance is replaced by a property-based levy http://www.insuranceandrisk.com.au/nsw-emergency-services-levy-transition-the-key-facts/

France floods ’caused one billion euros worth of damage’ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/05/france-floods-caused-one-billion-euros-worth-of-damage/

FEMA to overhaul flood insurance program after Sandy complaints http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/05/fema_to_overhaul_flood_insurance_program_after_san.html

Floods apocalypse around the world in June 2016: USA, Mexico, Russia, China, France, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, Romania http://strangesounds.org/2016/06/floods-apocalypse-world-usa-mexico-russia-china-france-germany-belgium-ukraine-romania-photo-video.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

25 Most Destructive Wildfires Ever Recorded By Mankind http://newszii.com/25-most-destructive-wildfires-ever-recorded-in-history/

A science blog that brings you closer to the world of geology! http://rockheadsciences.com/

Online tool for homeowners and businesses to better identify the risks they face from a major earthquake http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-06/06/c_135414696.htm

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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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