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

Record flooding in Tasmania

Gov. Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Colin Approaches Florida

Disaster risk reduction

New report: Resilience – The Big Picture

Is seeing believing? Perceptions of wildfire risk over time

Forecast raises fear of rain-induced disasters in shaken districts

What’s headed our way this hurricane season?

Emergency management

Timing of economic rebound from Alberta wildfire hard to forecast

Federal Disaster Assistance to Texas Survivors Tops $81 Million for April Floods$81%20Million.pdf

Central Texas Floods May-June 2016

Dramatic Photographs Show Scale Of Flooding Across Europe

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Large scale earthquake preparedness exercise

Three interesting landslide videos

“Turn around don’t drown” isn’t working—at least not to its full potential



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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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