Today in disaster resilience (8 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Toll fears grow as floods keep rising across Tasmania http://www.news.com.au/national/tasmania/toll-fears-grow-as-floodwaters-keep-rising-across-the-state/news-story/45ecf05df63e7cb57b383dc2983bfc9d

Flash flooding causes chaos in parts of England http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-36471889

Disaster risk reduction

Increased hazard risks due to rapid urban growth in mountainous regions https://ugecviewpoints.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/rapid-urban-growth-in-mountainous-regions-the-case-of-nainital-india/

After so many years of little or no hurricane damage up and down the East and Gulf coasts, it could hit residents very hard from Texas all the way up to Maine http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-hurricane-amnesia-is-a-big-risk-this-year/

Analysis Finds Higher Flood Risk From Whittier Narrows Dam http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/06/06/analysis-finds-higher-flood-risk-from-whittier-narrows-dam/#.V1coKzVj0Vl.twitter

Sydney storm: Seawall delayed by funding row with Collaroy homes on the brink of collapse http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydney-storm-seawall-delayed-by-funding-row-with-collaroy-homes-on-the-brink-of-collapse-20160607-gpdqsk.html

The earthquake nightmare public officials are failing to confront http://projects.seattletimes.com/2016/seismic-neglect/

Emergency management

Fort McMurray’s water warrior fought to keep the flow to firefighters going http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-water-treatment-plant-1.3617505

June 15 marks the 25th anniversary of the Pinatubo eruption http://www.wired.com/2016/06/annotated-volcano-exploring-pinatubos-devastating-eruption-25-years-later/#slide-5

Active start to hurricane season doesn’t foretell wild — or calm – year http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/06/07/hurricane-season/85557170/

World Bank Support to Improve Weather Forecasting, College Education in Bangladesh http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2016/06/02/world-bank-support-to-improve-weather-forecasting-college-education-in-Bangladesh

Disaster education, communications and engagement

MOOC: Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster https://www.edx.org/course/humanitarian-response-conflict-disaster-harvardx-ph558x

Exercise Coastal Response 2016 https://news.gov.bc.ca/stories/exercise-coastal-response-2016

Edmonton First Responders Day to highlight toll on emergency workers http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/edmonton-first-responders-day-to-highlight-toll-on-emergency-workers

What’s a Little Flood Danger to a Really Fun Bridge Renaming Fete? http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/whats-a-little-flood-danger-to-a-really-fun-bridge-renaming-fete-8367473

Lots of anger, few solutions at public meeting about flooding http://www.houstonchronicle.com/houston/article/Much-anger-few-solutions-at-flooding-town-hall-7967540.php?t=bbca42d3c3

Evacuation drill aims to better prepare community for emergencies http://fox21news.com/2016/06/04/evacuation-drill-aims-to-better-prepare-community-for-emergencies/

Flood deaths are avoidable: don’t go in the water https://theconversation.com/flood-deaths-are-avoidable-dont-go-in-the-water-60615

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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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