Today in disaster resilience (27 July 2016)

 

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

Current emergencies/disasters

The Sand Fire in Santa Clarita Offers Omens of a Fiery Future https://psmag.com/the-sand-fire-in-santa-clarita-offers-omens-of-a-fiery-future-e142811ed90e#.i4dji2y6y

Floods kill at least 154 across China, leave over 100 missing https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/07/23/floods-kill-at-least-154-across-china-leave-over-100-missing.html

Soberanes Fire, California http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=88440&src=twitter-nh

Flood situation worsens in Arunachal; one killed in Assam http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/flood-situation-worsens-in-arunachal-one-killed-in-assam-2933452/

Massive wildfire rages on Greek island of Chios https://www.rt.com/in-motion/353390-wildfires-greek-island-chios/

Spain calls in army as wildfire reaches nature reserve http://phys.org/news/2016-07-spain-army-wildfire-nature-reserve.html

Man Died Trying To Rescue Dog From Raging Sand Fire, Neighbor Says http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/07/25/man-died-trying-to-rescue-dog-from-raging-sand-fire-neighbor-says/

Wildfire Near Carmel Grows to Nearly 15,000 Acres, 20 Homes Burned http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Wildfire-near-Carmel-grows-to-nearly-15000-acres-20-homes-burned.html?utm_content=bufferc2ced&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Nearly 1,570,571 people are affected by floods in 19 districts of Assam http://reliefweb.int/report/india/assam-state-disaster-management-authority-flood-report-flood-situatoin-today-ie-26th

Severe flooding continues in China, nearly 300 dead or missing since July 18 http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2016/07/25/severe-flooding-continues-in-china-nearly-300-dead-or-missing-since-july-18/

Disaster risk reduction

2nd RISC-KIT “Summer” School: Disaster Risk Reduction for Coastal Areas http://www.preventionweb.net/events/view/49642?id=49642

GeoNet turns 15 – what have we learned about earthquakes in that time? http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/82329250/geonet-turns-15–what-have-we-learned-about-earthquakes-in-that-time

QUT-designed portable flood levee aimed at protecting low-lying towns goes into production http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-24/qut-designed-portable-flood-levee-goes-into-production/7641834

Why concrete + rain = flash floods https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/25/why-concrete-rain-flash-floods-weatherwatch

Project was touted as a tool to prevent floods but those claims have been watered down and new threats are eroding confidence – and riverbanks http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1991055/flood-doubts-sceptical-public-questions-three-gorges-dams-capacity-stop

Harmed by heat: Covering the health risks of extreme weather https://www.rjionline.org/stories/harmed-by-heat-covering-the-health-risks-of-extreme-weather

Vast wildfires are burning in remote Siberia, far from humans – here’s why we should care https://theconversation.com/vast-wildfires-are-burning-in-remote-siberia-far-from-humans-heres-why-we-should-care-62881

Ancient plumbing protects Forbidden City from Beijing floods http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36881021

Emergency management

MH370 Pilot Flew a Suicide Route on His Home Simulator Closely Matching Final Flight http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/mh370-pilot-flew-suicide-route-on-home-simulator.html?mid=twitter_nymag#

Hospital Disaster Preparedness as Measured by Functional Capacity: a Comparison between Iran and Sweden http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9030626&fileId=S1049023X13008807

Public demand answers for fatal delays in flood warning http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/996272.shtml

Guidebook for Evacuation of People with Disability https://accessibleexitsigns.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/evacuation-of-pwd-and-emergent-limitations-2nd-edn-by-lee-wilson.pdf

1st US System to Keep Drones Away From Wildfires Kicks Off http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/1st-us-system-drones-wildfires-kicks-off-40859188

Homes on edge of the wilderness complicate wildfire efforts http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2016-07-26/homes-on-edge-of-the-wilderness-complicate-wildfire-efforts

DJI adding geofences based on real-time wildfire data http://geoawesomeness.com/dji-adding-real-time-wildfire-data-to-its-geofences/

Less lead in New Orleans soils, children’s blood, 10 years after Katrina: study http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2016/07/lead_levels_dropped_in_no_chil.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Heat, the Floods, and the Danger of Underestimating How to Handle it http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2016/07/24/must-sees-need-reads-heat-hydration-storms-flood/

‘Game of Floods’: Marin Sea-Level Rise Game Wins Award http://patch.com/california/millvalley/game-floods-marin-sea-level-rise-game-wins-award

Gangotri and China: three fascinating new landslide videos http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/07/25/gangotri-1/

Fieldnotes from two cities in India: learning about social learning and climate uncertainty http://www.iied.org/fieldnotes-two-cities-india-learning-about-social-learning-climate-uncertainty

These Wildfire Photos Are Gorgeous and Terrifying at the Same Time http://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/wildfire-photos-gorgeous-terrifying-time/

Understanding Motivations for Citizen Science http://www.ukeof.org.uk/resources/citizen-science-resources/MotivationsforCSREPORTFINALMay2016.pdf

Augmented Reality Turns a Sandbox into a Geoscience Lesson https://eos.org/project-updates/augmented-reality-turns-a-sandbox-into-a-geoscience-lesson

Book – How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe’s Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia http://thenewpress.com/books/how-world-breaks

Social media and emergency management

Facebook, Twitter Help Sniff Out Suspected Olympic Terror Plot http://fortune.com/2016/07/24/facebook-twitter-help-arrest-olympic-terror-suspects/

Nearly 70% of all social media time is spent on smartphones http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/future-social-media-mobile-are-you-ready

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report http://www.slideshare.net/kleinerperkins/2016-internet-trends-report

China cracks down on real-time news reporting including social media http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-25/china-slaps-ban-on-internet-news-reporting-as-crackdown-tightens

Psychology and disasters

Managing stress isn’t ‘weakness,’ firefighters told http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/2016/07/20/managing-stress-isnt-weakness-firefighters-told/87313518/

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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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