Today in disaster resilience (20 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Huge swaths of Russia’s forests are ablaze during what may be a record fire season http://mashable.com/2016/07/18/siberia-forest-fires-smoke-satellite/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#FeBo61pEBSqV

Sudan – Floods in 3 States Leave Several Dead and Hundreds Homeless http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-darfur-khartoum-al-jazirah-july-2016

China – 4 Dead After Further Flooding in Jiangxi, Hubei and Hunan http://floodlist.com/asia/china-4-dead-flooding-affects-jiangxi-hubei-hunan

Disaster risk reduction

Some earthquakes on San Andreas fault are triggered by gravitational tug of sun and moon http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-la-me-earthquakes-tides-san-andreas-20160718-snap-story.html

Minister questioned on flood prevention http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environment-food-and-rural-affairs-committee/news-parliament-2015/future-flood-prevention-evidence7-16-17/

Worldwide mid-sized firms may fall short on insurance, risk management: Assurex Global survey http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/worldwide-mid-sized-firms-may-fall-short-insurance-risk-management-assurex-global-survey-1004096962/

AIR Worldwide announces new global resilience practice http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/air-worldwide-announces-new-global-resilience-practice-1004096933/

Coping Strategies for Landslide and Flood Disasters: A Qualitative Study of Mt. Elgon Region, Uganda http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/coping-strategies-for-landslide-and-flood-disasters-a-qualitative-study-of-mt-elgon-region-uganda/

Current and Future Exposure of Infrastructure in the United States to Natural Hazards http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1453.html?adbsc=social_20160719_914611&adbid=755513801340968960&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

ISCIENCES WORLDWIDE WATER WATCH LIST JULY 2016 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2016/7/7/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-july-2016

Emergency management

Gurgaon Gets Earthquake Warning System http://www.ndtv.com/gurgaon-news/gurgaon-gets-earthquake-warning-system-1433051

Federal government seeks to recover $25 million in costs for the 2013 Mountain Fire http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/07/18/federal-government-seeks-to-recover-25-million-in-costs-for-the-2013-mountain-fire/

Utah votes to let authorities disable drones near wildfires http://www.fireengineering.com/ap-news/2016/07/13/utah-votes-to-let-authorities-disable-drones-near-wildfires.html?hootPostID=c7cacf2228b9869754c0333a00797377

China officials fired for Typhoon Nepartak response http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36822586?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_news_asia&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

Police officer deaths from guns up 72% from July 2015 http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/17/us/police-shooting-deaths-july-2016/index.html

Flooded families may be paid to relocate http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/flooded-families-may-be-paid-to-relocate-410880.html

Better disaster support needed for disabled kids http://www.the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003072950

A California homeowner is being sued by the federal government for $25 million for a 2013 wildfire http://www.inquisitr.com/3313537/federal-government-sues-california-homeowner-for-25-million-over-2013-wildfire/

DJI drones will now get real-time wildfire alerts https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/18/dji-drone-wildfire-alerts/

Man Arrested In California For Flying Drone Over Wildfire: Why This Is A Serious Offense http://www.techtimes.com/articles/170289/20160718/man-arrested-in-california-for-flying-drone-over-wildfire-why-this-is-a-serious-offense.htm

California Tech Group’s Hackathon Seeks to Develop Wildfire Assistance Software http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/California-Tech-Groups-Hackathon-Seeks-to-Develop-Wildfire-Assistance-Software.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning Weather And Climate With The Popular Game Minecraft http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/05/09/learning-weather-and-climate-with-the-popular-game-minecraft/#43f3f96e29d7

New app lets public help map disasters, conflicts and outbreaks http://news.trust.org/item/20160714230106-v129c

How to Prepare a Pet for Disaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDRMmAmFXLk

Multipronged approach to community engagement for flood mitigation https://www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/About_the_City/News_and_Engagement/Have_your_say/Epsom_Ascot_Huntly_Floodplain_Management_Study#.V41eXLh96Uk

What’s really warming the world? http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/

Indonesia: Sign and information boards improve volcanic eruption preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/49611

Social media and emergency management

Turkey coup: rebels failed to control the narrative and fundamentally misunderstood the significance of social media http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36822858

Psychology and disasters

The psychology of why mass shootings may be contagious http://qz.com/734537/the-psychology-of-why-mass-shootings-are-contagious/

Recovery Team Asks for Help as ‘Disaster Fatigue’ Affects Flood Rebuild http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Recovery-team-asks-for-help-as-disaster-fatigue-affects-flood-rebuild.html

Survivors of Nice attack struggle with psychological wounds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/survivors-of-nice-attack-struggle-with-psychological-wounds/2016/07/18/5a2bd1d6-4c70-11e6-bf27-405106836f96_story.html

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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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