Today in disaster resilience (2 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Two major hurricanes are vying to become the first to strike Big Island of Hawaii http://mashable.com/2016/08/29/two-hurricanes-head-toward-hawaii/#WGRuc8c02sqd

The United States Is Facing Four Simultaneous Tropical Threats https://psmag.com/the-united-states-is-facing-four-simultaneous-tropical-threats-5cfe1ea51d06#.jbgl42m7c

Bihar floods: Death toll climbs to 165, over 37 lakh people affected http://www.firstpost.com/india/bihar-floods-death-toll-climbs-to-165-over-37-lakh-people-affected-2983862.html

Pioneer Fire in Idaho is one of 5 fires in US with over 1,000 firefighters assigned http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/08/31/pioneer-fire-in-idaho-is-one-of-5-fires-in-us-with-over-1000-firefighters-assigned/

Japan – 11 Dead After Typhoon Lionrock Causes Floods and Landslides http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/08/31/national/least-10-dead-japan-typhoon-lionrock-flooded-nursing-home-caused-damage/

Honduras – 1 Dead, 100s of Homes Damaged After Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/america/honduras-floods-tegucigalpa-comayaguela-august-2016

Here’s What to Expect From Hurricane Hermine https://psmag.com/heres-what-to-expect-from-hurricane-hermine-f03dffd393c6#.4d1os0c7u

New Zealand evacuates some coastal areas due to tsunami fears after quake http://news.trust.org/item/20160901181656-6i7vz/

Sudan Floods – Over 200,000 Now Affected, 98 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-200000-now-affected-98-dead

Disaster risk reduction

As Italy rebuilds, earthquake experts across the globe believe the worst is yet to come http://www.inquisitr.com/3460156/italy-earthquake-country-mourns-while-experts-claim-many-parts-of-the-world-are-overdue-for-large-earthquakes/

‘Infrastructure can drive up disaster vulnerability’ says UN climate expert http://www.dw.com/en/infrastructure-can-drive-up-disaster-vulnerability-says-un-climate-expert/a-19497058

World Risk Index: The Human Factor in Natural Disasters http://www.spiegel.de/international/tomorrow/world-risk-report-on-vulnerability-to-natural-catastrophe-a-1109437.html

2016 World Risk Report http://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:5763/WorldRiskReport2016_small.pdf

How A ‘Weather Bomb’ Measured In Japan Helps Uncover Earth’s Secrets http://www.techtimes.com/articles/175330/20160828/how-a-weather-bomb-measured-in-japan-helps-uncover-earths-secrets.htm

Disasters & Development : The Italian disaster: stereotyped narratives and missing social science http://danddresearch.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/the-italian-disaster-stereotyped.html

Proposed fee to combat Tampa street flooding heads for key vote http://www.tbo.com/news/politics/proposed-fee-to-combat-tampa-street-flooding-heads-for-key-vote-20160826/

Residents fight required flood insurance http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/residents-fight-required-flood-insurance/308371531

Unplanned urbanisation increases risks of urban disasters: Experts http://en.prothom-alo.com/environment/news/118597/Unplanned-urbanisation-increases-risks-of-urban

GeoNet has changed New Zealand earthquake science ‘dramatically’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/83485727/geonet-has-changed-new-zealand-earthquake-science-dramatically

News from the Nevada Geodetic Laboratory http://geodesy.unr.edu/

Tectonics and crustal evolution http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/26/9/article/i1052-5173-26-9-4.htm

Acceleration of regional plate subduction beneath Kanto Japan, after the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL070298/abstract

Thousands of Homes Keep Flooding, Yet They Keep Being Rebuilt Again http://e360.yale.edu/digest/thousands_of_us_homes_keep_flooding_and_being_rebuilt_fema_insurance_louisiana/4792/

Flood risk assessment – Practices in flood prone Swedish municipalities http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300863

Innovative land use planning for natural hazard risk reduction: A consequence-driven approach from New Zealand http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091630070X

Factors controlling the spatial distribution of flash flooding in the complex environment of a metropolitan urban area. The case of Athens 2013 flash flood event http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301431

Disasters as opportunities for social change: Using the multi-level perspective to consider the barriers to disaster-related transitions http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300164

Yorkshire flooding fears as crucial report is delayed http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/yorkshire-flooding-fears-as-crucial-report-is-delayed-1-8094629

Fleeing into risk: the Baton Rouge Deluge was not an act of God http://lacoastpost.com/blog/?p=50901

High resolution flood data from RMS an opportunity for risk capital http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2016/08/22/high-resolution-flood-data-from-rms-an-opportunity-for-risk-capital/

The World Is Completely Urbanized http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hung-vo/the-world-is-completely_b_11786892.html

Economic impact of a major earthquake in Canada http://assets.ibc.ca/Documents/Studies/EQ_brochure_EN-at-a-glance.pdf

Italy commits to long-term earthquake preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50086

Places with high wildfire potential have, on average, lower social vulnerability than other places http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/WF15109

Florida’s potential losses from a big hurricane is a mind-blowing $200 billion https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/09/01/floridas-potential-losses-from-a-big-hurricane-is-a-mind-blowing-200-billion/?utm_term=.736112a9a3e5

Five Years After Hurricane Irene, Vermont Still Striving for Resilience https://insideclimatenews.org/news/31082016/five-years-after-hurricane-irene-2011-effects-flooding-vermont-damage-resilience-climate-change

FEMA Administered Flood Insurance, Is it a Success? http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/fema-administered-flood-insurance-is-it-a-success.html

Vulnerability as Concept, Model, Metric, and Tool http://naturalhazardscience.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.001.0001/acrefore-9780199389407-e-25

Glasgow’s Resilience Strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/page/-/100rc/pdfs/Glasgow%20Strategy%20PDF.pdf

Emergency management

EU’s Sentinel satellites dissect Italian quake http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37210085

Australia’s biggest ever disaster training event hits Sydney’s Barangaroo http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-28/australias-biggest-ever-disaster-training-event-hits-sydney/7792154

Cameroon Lake Nyos Disaster Survivors Feel Abandoned http://www.voanews.com/a/survivors-1986-lake-nyos-disaster-cameroon/3474673.html

MapSwipe app enables digital volunteers to use smartphone technology to gather more information for aid in a natural disaster https://www.geolounge.com/swipe-satellite-data-help-map-vulnerable-populations/

National tsunami exercise starts this week https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/national-tsunami-exercise-starts-week

In Louisiana, the Political Mess May Outlast the Flood http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/08/louisiana-flooding-baton-rouge-poiltics-214193

NFPA 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs Handbook, 2016 Edition http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards?mode=code&code=1600

Disaster management, crowdsourced R&D and probabilistic innovation theory: Toward real time disaster response capability http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420915300698

The return to Fort McMurray: residents rebuild lives in city scarred by wildfire https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/30/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-rebuilding-aftermath?CMP=share_btn_tw

Hindcasts of Integrated Kinetic Energy in Atlantic Tropical Cyclones: A Neural Network Prediction Scheme http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/MWR-D-16-0030.1

During the Louisiana floods, crowdsourcing has been combined with official data to resolve a large-scale emergency situation https://gcn.com/articles/2016/08/29/crowdsourcing-louisiana-flood-response.aspx

Indonesia: Turning to unity for rebuilding communities after natural disasters http://blogs.worldbank.org/eastasiapacific/indonesia-turning-unity-rebuilding-communities-after-natural-disasters

11 years after Katrina, FEMA has learned from its failures http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/08/11_years_after_katrina_fema_ha.html

Health Care Access and Utilization after the 2010 Pakistan Floods http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=10491893&fileId=S1049023X16000716

Lost time in Amatrice http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/lost-time-in-amatrice-the-past-and-present-of-italys-earthquakes

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Mobility Disabilities http://www.brainline.org/content/2009/06/disaster-readiness-tips-for-people-with-mobility-disabilities_pageall.html

Understanding and unlocking transformative learning as a method for enabling behaviour change for adaptation and resilience to disaster threats http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300681

Disaster communication ecology and community resilience perceptions following the 2013 central Illinois tornadoes http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300267

Deadly Italian quake highlights continuing struggle to communicate risk http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/italys-earthquake-trial-casts-long-shadow-over-risk-communication

How much of the US is susceptible to sinkholes? https://www.usgs.gov/news/hazard-guess-riskiest-science-quiz-you-will-ever-take-3

Community education critical in building coastal disaster resilience https://eos.org/opinions/collaboration-to-enhance-coastal-resilience

National Preparedness Month http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/npm/index.htm?platform=hootsuite

Antarctic computer game aims to further research understanding https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/antarctic-computer-game-aims-further-research-understanding

FEMA Honors Achievements in Community Preparedness http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2016/08/24/fema-honors-achievements-community-preparedness

Rarangi residents take charge with tsunami evacuation plan in Marlborough http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/83793116/Rarangi-residents-take-charge-with-tsunami-evacuation-plan-in-Marlborough

The Great Fire of London: Tomorrow marks 350 years since the devastating blaze http://www.express.co.uk/news/history/706013/Great-Fire-of-London-Tomorrow-marks-350-years-devastating-blaze

How are WE Doing? A Public Engagement Evaluation Platform http://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/davenport-institute/evaluating-engagement/

Social media and emergency management

Facebook data suggests people from higher social class have fewer international friends https://www.psypost.org/2015/09/facebook-data-suggests-people-from-higher-social-class-have-fewer-international-friends-37475

Using psychological triggers to write on social media http://blog.heyo.com/use-psychological-triggers-writing-social-media/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=google_plus&utm_source=socialnetwork

Book Review: Social Media for Academics http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/18803?utm_content=buffer262d9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Google knows all https://www.ft.com/content/50bb4830-6a4c-11e6-ae5b-a7cc5dd5a28c?siteedition=intl

Snapchat should not be discounted in political debate and emergencies http://www.socialmediatoday.com/special-columns/social-advocacy-and-politics-snapshot-across-bow

National Hurricane Center on Twitter http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/twitter.php

Don’t count on technology to save you in a disaster – researchers http://in.reuters.com/article/disaster-risks-infrastructure-technology-idINKCN1100S8

What 1 USAR team learned from using social media in La. Flooding http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/121173018-What-1-USAR-team-learned-from-using-social-media-in-La-flooding/

Social media may work for recovery, but not yet for emergency response https://gcn.com/articles/2016/08/25/social-media-911.aspx

Psychology and disasters

Resilient communities? Experiences of risk and resilience in a time of austerity http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301169

What is ‘social resilience’? Perspectives of disaster researchers, emergency management practitioners, and policymakers in New Zealand http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916302096

Universal or context-specific social vulnerability drivers – understanding flood preparedness in southern Poland http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301182

Older adults’ disaster lifecycle experience of the 2011 and 2013 Queensland floods http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091630111X

Modeling decision and game theory based pedestrian velocity vector decisions with interacting individuals https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299646150_Modeling_decision_and_game_theory_based_pedestrian_velocity_vector_decisions_with_interacting_individuals?homeFeedVariantCode=d_EU

High school students’ perceptions of earthquake disaster: A comparative study of Lebanon and Turkey http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300358

Video-based analysis of school students’ emergency evacuation behavior in earthquakes http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300371

Communities need to prepare emotionally before bushfire to enable good decision-making: expert http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-31/communities-need-to-prepare-emotionally-before-bushfire/7802230

Emergency Dispatchers Share Emotional Tales From The Trenches Using #IAm911 http://www.scarymommy.com/911-dispatchers-share-work-stories-iam911/

Vicarious Trauma: How Much More Can We Take? http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2016/08/30/vicarious-trauma-how-much-more-can-we-take/

Social capital and disasters

Social capital and efficiency of earthquake waste management in Japan http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420915301072

“We are more scared of the power elites than the floods”: Adaptive capacity and resilience of wetland community to flash flood disasters in Bangladesh http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301145

Social capital for disaster risk reduction and management with empirical evidences from Sundarbans of India http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301777

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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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