Today in disaster resilience (16 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Typhoon Meranti 2016 http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/events/typhoon-meranti-2016

Food aid reaches 140,000 hit by floods in North Korea – WFP http://news.trust.org/item/20160913154458-dgtev/?utm_source=twitter

It was a big weekendfor lava https://www.wired.com/2016/09/volcanoes-around-world-make-spectacular-lava-flows/

Tanzania earthquake http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/tanzania-quake-weve-never-known-this-in-our-country-says-pm-20160912

Sydney warms up as gathering clouds point to big wet inland http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydney-warms-up-as-gathering-clouds-point-to-big-wet-inland-20160912-gre3lj.html

Victorian weather: Flood warnings as ‘season-making rain’ brings mixed fortunes for farmers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-13/victorian-weather-heavy-rain-flood-warnings-in-place/7837668

Effects of a super storm spread across southeastern Australia http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/ocean-road-not-so-great-as-storm-bill-rises/news-story/77560c8aef61c9f408fe833d6c1aba34

Typhoon Meranti slams into China after battering Taiwan http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/09/14/super-typhoon-meranti-barrels-into-taiwan/90345966/?hootPostID=87fc6f45ab0da599a147858801a02e75

Flooding leaves 135 dead, 395 missing and more than 100 000 displaced in North Korea http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2016/09/12/flooding-leaves-135-dead-395-missing-and-more-than-100-000-displaced-in-north-korea/

Yasur volcano (Vanuatu): strong and sometimes dangerous explosions https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/vanuatu/yasur/news.html

Victorian floods: State battered with worst September deluge in a century http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victorian-floods-state-battered-with-worst-september-deluge-in-a-century-20160914-grgijs.html

UK set for floods, thunderstorms and hail after record heatwave https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/sep/15/floods-thunderstorms-hail-uk-weather-warnings-record-heatwave?CMP=share_btn_tw

Disaster risk reduction

Christchurch City Council makes resilience pledge to get up to $5m from Rockefeller partners http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/84166211/Christchurch-City-Council-makes-resilience-pledge-to-get-up-to-5m-from-Rockefeller-partners

Increasing the quality of seismic interpretation http://library.seg.org/doi/10.1190/INT-2015-0218.1

How ready are Indian Ocean nations for the next big tsunami? http://www.irinnews.org/news/2016/09/07/how-ready-are-indian-ocean-nations-next-big-tsunami

Cave Formations Carry Clues About Ancient Earthquakes http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/cave-formations-carry-clues-about-ancient-earthquakes-180960419/?no-ist

Sheffield chosen to lead the way in National Flood Resilience Review http://www.sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk/govt-flood-report/

New data points to major eruption of Japanese volcano https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/13/new-data-points-to-major-eruption-of-japanese-volcano

Review of how we assess flood risk, reduce the likelihood of flooding, and make the country as resilient as possible to flooding https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-flood-resilience-review

Portland needs earthquake retrofits before old buildings become deathtraps http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/09/city_leaders_must_require_eart.html

Cumbrian lakes hold a centuries-long flood record http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37304856

Hundreds of key sites in England at risk of floods http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37306094

Messages in the sand from Hurricane Sandy http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50184

Resilience and disaster trends in the Philippines: Opportunities for national and local capacity building http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50197

Emergency management

Citizens as Rescuers in Building Collapses http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/citizens-as-rescuers-in-building-collapses.html

The dynamics and difficulties of disaster recovery http://phys.org/news/2016-09-dynamics-difficulties-disaster-recovery.html

A Morning That Shook the World: The Seismology of 9/11 http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/09/a-morning-that-shook-the-world-the-seismology-of-911/

CFS member says warnings about Pinery bushfire threat were delayed by up to 45 minutes http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/cfs-member-says-warnings-about-pinery-bushfire-threat-were-delayed-by-up-to-45-minutes/news-story/4383c8c13bc22ca6f15de61a4ffbc2db

Louisiana governor requests bailout as flood costs rise to $15bn https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/11/louisiana-governor-requests-bailout-flood-damage-costs

Flood relief in Myanmar includes family planning supplies http://www.unfpa.org/news/flood-relief-myanmar-includes-family-planning-supplies

Hermine: Losses seen up to $500M, could have been worse, insurers say http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=342594

Emergency Management and Business Continuity: Cousins, but not Twins https://ebrp.net/emergency-management-and-business-continuity-cousins,-but-not-twins/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

National Preparedness Month http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/npm/index.htm

Flooding and Disaster Information Resources https://nnlm.gov/scr/flooding-disaster-resources

Failure to Communicate https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/failure-to-communicate-pretty-much-everyone-dropped-the-ball-in-louisiana?utm_source=NHC%20Master%20List&utm_campaign=3820cd8102-DR660&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dabc309806-3820cd8102-54422061

What are tsunamis? https://coast.noaa.gov/applyit/inundation/tsunamis.html

This action plan sets out how businesses can make it easier for people to protect their homes from damage from flood water https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-property-level-flood-resilience-bonfield-2016-action-plan

Megafire warning: Experts issue a call to action at Ashland meeting http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160913/NEWS/160919930

Resilient Pittsburgh’s Upcoming Resilience Fair! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/resilience/

New Orleans acts on disaster risk awareness for the private sector http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50163

Explainer: how to prepare for a tsunami https://theconversation.com/explainer-how-to-prepare-for-a-tsunami-64824

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Through Preparedness https://www.ready.gov/neighbors-helping-neighbors-through-preparedness

Social media and emergency management

Social media are used by citizens affected as a platform to read and share recovery information and post queries http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2550-3

Psychology and disasters

Climate change is raising tensions along with sea levels https://nexusmedianews.com/in-the-heat-of-the-moment-b2723a45b37a#.3owtu3y20

Social capital and disasters

Trust deficit: Japanese communities and the challenge of rebuilding Tohoku https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/36/

Almost half of Americans expect to rely a great deal on their neighbors after a disaster https://community.fema.gov/action/plan-with-neighbors

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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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