Today in disaster resilience (7 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

On the brink: Homes ‘cracking‘ in Collaroy as residents face nervous wait for first light http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/on-the-brink-another-king-tide-threatens-multimilliondollar-sydney-beachfront-homes/news-story/a03d8a17c5f00da1f9e5758c7bcc62f2

Record flooding in Tasmania http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-07/woman-rescued-in-tasmania-after-major-flooding-wreaks-havoc/7483726

Gov. Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Colin Approaches Florida http://abcnews.go.com/US/gov-rick-scott-declares-state-emergency-tropical-storm/story?id=39637271&cid=wn_tco

Disaster risk reduction

New report: Resilience – The Big Picture https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/10626.pdf

Is seeing believing? Perceptions of wildfire risk over time http://nrfirescience.org/resource/14317

Forecast raises fear of rain-induced disasters in shaken districts http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-06-06/forecast-raises-fear-of-rain-induced-disasters-in-shaken-districts.html

What’s headed our way this hurricane season? http://grist.org/climate-energy/whats-headed-our-way-this-hurricane-season-let-us-explain/

Emergency management

Timing of economic rebound from Alberta wildfire hard to forecast http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/timing-economic-rebound-alberta-wildfire-hard-forecast-poloz-1004092768/

Federal Disaster Assistance to Texas Survivors Tops $81 Million for April Floods http://www.readyharris.org/external/content/document/1829/2838998/1/NR034-DR-4269%20Federal%20Disaster%20Assist%20to%20TX%20Survivors%20For%20April%20Floods%20Tops%20$81%20Million.pdf

Central Texas Floods May-June 2016 http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/events/central-texas-floods-may-june-2016

Dramatic Photographs Show Scale Of Flooding Across Europe https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosebuchanan/dramtic-photographs-show-scale-of-flooding-across-europe?utm_term=.ttmmxyRGB#.xrBgo4Eje

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Large scale earthquake preparedness exercise http://komonews.com/news/local/pacific-northwest-prepares-for-massive-earthquake-tsunami

Three interesting landslide videos http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/06/05/hechi-1/

“Turn around don’t drown” isn’t working—at least not to its full potential https://thewxsocial.com/2016/06/03/fine-water-doesnt-scare-you-how-about-ten-thousand-dollars/

 

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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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