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

Approximately 200 structures are destroyed and 75 damaged in California wildfire

West Virginia Floods: 23 Killed, Including Toddler, as Thousands Left Without Power

Lightning sparks multiple new wildfires across Alaska

Disaster risk reduction

Analysing the sound of thunderstorms

A yellow fever epidemic in Angola could turn into a global crisis

Catastrophe Models: A Non-Technical Primer

Emergency management

What went wrong in Yarloop: reports released on devastating bushfire

India: Gurgaon to get NCR’s first quake warning system

Disaster education, communications and engagement

ThinkHazard! – A new, simple platform for understanding and acting on disaster risk

Research Shows Impact of Integrating Fire, Disaster Preparedness into Core College Courses

16 stories from Africa on the importance of 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



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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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