Today in disaster resilience (24 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

London flooding: Cars submerged and Tube stations shut as more flash floods hit the capital http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-flooding-cars-submerged-and-tube-stations-shut-as-more-flash-floods-hit-the-capital-a3279686.html

Extreme weather kills dozens in China https://www.riskmap.com/#/m/3767546/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Powerful tornado strikes east China; 78 reportedly dead http://www.ems1.com/mass-casualty-incidents-mci/articles/101735048-Powerful-tornado-strikes-east-China-78-reportedly-dead/?utm_content=buffer4f198&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

State of Emergency declared at Dene Tha’ First Nation as flooding forces people from their homes http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/state-of-emergency-declared-at-dene-tha-first-nation-as-flooding-forces-people-from-their-homes-1.3648188

Disaster risk reduction

Warragamba Dam wall to be raised to avoid catastrophic flood event http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/warragamba-dam-wall-to-be-raised-to-avoid-catastrophic-flood-event-20160616-gpkqly.html

Resilience to What? Resilience for Whom? http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geoj.12174/abstract

As 2016 Wildfire Season Heats Up, Western States Wonder Who’ll Provide Relief: La Niña or Congress? http://blog.ucsusa.org/jason-funk/2016-wildfire-season-heats-up-western-states-relief-la-nina-or-congress?utm_content=buffer53829&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

To Suppress or Not Suppress: The Tricky Politics and Science of Forest Fires http://www.alternet.org/environment/forest-fires-theyre-getting-bigger-and-hotter-what-can-be-done

Global Project Uses GIS Cloud for Mapping Pathogens Worldwide http://geospatialpr.com/2016/06/global-project-uses-gis-cloud-mapping-pathogens-worldwide/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GeospatialPressReleases+%28GIS+and+Geospatial+Industry+News%29

For the first time, scientists have produced a computer image showing huge sections of California rising and sinking around the San Andreas fault http://www.foxla.com/weather/earthquakes/164962277-story

Emergency management

The long-term costs of the Sydney storms will outweigh the $100m damage bill http://www.smh.com.au/comment/the-long-term-costs-of-the-sydney-storms-will-outweigh-the-1b-damage-bill-20160609-gpf9y8.html

California Wildfires Could be Worst of All-Time in 2016 http://edmdigest.com/news/california-wildfires-could-be-worst-of-all-time-in-2016/

Opening dam’s shutters without warning: HC orders compensation to flood victim http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Opening-dams-shutters-without-warning-HC-orders-compensation-to-flood-victim/articleshow/52872259.cms

Feds Hope App Will Keep Drones Away from Wildfires http://www.firefighternation.com/article/news-2/feds-hope-app-will-keep-drones-away-wildfires

How scientists are helping fight wildfires by learning to predict where a fire will move http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20160621/how-scientists-are-helping-fight-wildfires-by-learning-to-predict-where-a-fire-will-move

Disaster education, communications and engagement

What is Resilient Community Organisations? http://resilience.acoss.org.au/

Water hazard – even big cars can be swept away in shallow floodwaters http://www.gizmag.com/floodwaters-cars-float/43930/

Woman Called 911 Because Her Pizza Didn’t Have Enough Cheese http://time.com/4376706/woman-calls-911-cheese-pizza/?xid=tcoshare

The need for disaster literacy education http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/06/23/weak-disaster-management-leads-to-deaths.html

ClimateBits: Monsoons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkm7j0RpOKk&feature=youtu.be

#Pagyanig: Laguna takes part in nationwide earthquake drill http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/137428-pagyanig-laguna-takes-part-in-nationwide-earthquake-drill

Climate mobile apps http://climate.nasa.gov/earth-apps/

Severe Weather Preparedness Plan – Are you Prepared? http://www.yoursecurityadviser.com/severe-weather-preparedness-plan/

Using whatsapp in an emergency situation http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2016/6/14/draft-using-whatsapp-in-an-emergency-situation

Social media and emergency management

The rise of social media as a journalistic platform is changing the way readers understand what news is and how it is produced http://www.cjr.org/analysis/reuters_report.php

Digital volunteers keep an eye on emergencies http://www.theobserver.ca/2016/06/15/county-launches-new-digital-volunteer-team-and-emergency-preparedness-website

 

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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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