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

Tropical Storm Colin update

3 firefighters injured, 2 homes damaged in Los Angeles-area wildfires

Paris floods: Seine level starts dropping after 30-year high

Ice surges into Deline, N.W.T., in dramatic Great Bear Lake breakup

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

Disaster risk reduction

Oregon oil train derailment: A risky transport model?

Hyperconnected Megacities Are Changing the World Map

Emergency management

12 months until the NSW Emergency Services Levy (ESL) on insurance is replaced by a property-based levy

France floods ’caused one billion euros worth of damage’

FEMA to overhaul flood insurance program after Sandy complaints

Floods apocalypse around the world in June 2016: USA, Mexico, Russia, China, France, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, Romania

Disaster education, communications and engagement

25 Most Destructive Wildfires Ever Recorded By Mankind

A science blog that brings you closer to the world of geology!

Online tool for homeowners and businesses to better identify the risks they face from a major earthquake


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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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