Today in disaster resilience (28 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Update on Californian wildfires

Slow-slip East Coast earthquake to roll on for weeks

Magnitude 5.7 quake shakes southern Mexico, no damage reported

NASA’s IMERG Measures Deadly West Virginia Flooding Rainfall

Disaster risk reduction

Central American volcanoes erupt

From fire breaks to fire hazards

Storm-surge risks to property: Report looks at a post-Sandy world

Argentina: Greater flood protection for three million people

Emergency management

Canadian Earthquake Detector Has Deep-Sea Edge over U.S. Rival

Cash-based approaches in humanitarian emergencies

Groups helping animals displaced in West Virginia flooding

Citizens and the National Guard come to the aid of West Virginia flooded communities

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How to communicate during disasters

Social media and emergency management

Twitter’s Adding Searchable, Emoji-Like Stickers to Photo Uploads

The language of emojis


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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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