Today in disaster resilience (9 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Massive sinkhole closes Rideau Street in downtown Ottawa http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/sinkhole-rideau-street-downtown-ottawa-1.3621949

3 killed, 6 injured in Tel Aviv terror attack http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/bull20160608-3-killed-6-injured-in-tel-aviv-terror-attack?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+homelandsecuritynewswire%2Frss+%28Homeland+Security+News+Wire%29

Disaster risk reduction

July 2016 edition of ‘Disasters’ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/disa.2016.40.issue-3/issuetoc?campaign=woletoc

Opening of UN regional meeting highlights people-centred approach to disaster risk reduction http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54169#.V1iXmNJ97IV

2016 Olympics and Zika https://mic.com/articles/145401/2016-olympics-and-zika-experts-weigh-in-on-outbreak-risk#.fmgVUel7m

Single Strain of Plague Sparked Multiple Pandemics http://globalbiodefense.com/2016/06/08/single-strain-plague-sparked-multiple-pandemics/?utm_content=buffere894e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How 20th-Century Events Shaped the National Flood Insurance Program http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/analysis/2016/06/07/how-20th-century-events-shaped-the-national-flood-insurance-program

Can we learn to live with flooding? https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/waterworld-can-we-learn-to-live-with-flooding

Emergency management

Big Country Counties Await Disaster Decisions http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Big-Country-counties-await-disaster-decisions.html?utm_content=buffer3f7f7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tasmanian flood bill at least $100 million http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-09/mounting-tasmanian-damage-bill-feared-as-floodwaters-subside/7494504

Australian firefighters to get a drone-eye view during emergencies http://mashable.com/2016/03/06/drones-firefighters-australia/#c8jEWGWUmsq0

Fitch Ratings Estimate German Flood Claims at €1 Billion http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2016/06/07/411090.htm

France Floods – Insurers Expect €1.4 Billion Cost http://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-insurers-expect-e1-4-billion-cost

Psychology and disasters

“Terror Management” Theorist Sheldon Solomon Explains How Subliminal Fear of Death Can Affect Us on a Personal and Political Level http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/do-voters-adore-trump-because-they-dread-death/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_POLE_BLOG

 

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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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