Today in disaster resilience (27 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Obama Declares Major Disaster In West Virginia After Historic Flooding http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/26/483587401/obama-declares-major-disaster-in-west-virginia-after-historic-flooding?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews

Approximately 200 structures are destroyed and 75 damaged in California wildfire https://calfire.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/ca-krn-erskine-fire-wui-vegetation-fire_23.html

West Virginia Floods: 23 Killed, Including Toddler, as Thousands Left Without Power http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/west-virginia-floods-23-killed-thousands-without-power-n598346

Lightning sparks multiple new wildfires across Alaska https://akfireinfo.com/2016/06/26/lightning-sparks-multiple-new-wildfires-across-alaska/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster risk reduction

Analysing the sound of thunderstorms https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jun/26/analysing-the-sound-of-thunderstorms

A yellow fever epidemic in Angola could turn into a global crisis http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/world/wp/2016/06/26/2016/06/26/yellow-fever/?tid=sm_tw

Catastrophe Models: A Non-Technical Primer https://insnerds.com/catastrophe-models-a-non-technical-primer/

Emergency management

What went wrong in Yarloop: reports released on devastating bushfire https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/south-west/a/31901877/what-went-wrong-in-yarloop-report-released-on-bushfire/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-21/yarloop-fire-inquiry-rural-fire-service-recommended/7529470

India: Gurgaon to get NCR’s first quake warning system http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/49388

Disaster education, communications and engagement

ThinkHazard! – A new, simple platform for understanding and acting on disaster risk http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/thinkhazard-new-simple-platform-understanding-and-acting-disaster-risk?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Research Shows Impact of Integrating Fire, Disaster Preparedness into Core College Courses http://inpublicsafety.com/2016/06/research-shows-impact-integrating-fire-disaster-preparedness-core-college-courses/

16 stories from Africa on the importance of education during conflict and crisis http://www.globalpartnership.org/blog/16-stories-africa-importance-education-during-conflict-and-crisis

Social media and emergency management

Social media, and especially Twitter, is often the first place that you will see a report of an incident http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/06/23/twitter-and-crisis-communication-an-overview-of-tools/

 

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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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