Today in disaster resilience (30 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

NSW weather: Lachlan River peaks in heavy Forbes flooding; SES continuing to monitor situation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-26/lachlan-river-peaks-in-heavy-forbes-flooding/7875956

Cedar Rapids Residents Flee Homes Ahead of Expected Floods http://fortune.com/2016/09/25/cedar-rapids-evacuation-floods/

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Sep 2016: Fuego volcano, Colima, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Lascar https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59170/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Sep-2016-Fuego-volcano-Colima-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Lascar.html

USA – Severe Flooding in 3 Midwestern States, 2 Dead in Wisconsin http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flooding-wisconsin-iowa-minnesota-september-2016

Indonesia – Garut Floods Death Toll Rises to 33, Search Continues for 20 Missing https://twitter.com/GlobalFloodNews

Four dead, hundred injured as Typhoon Megi slams Taiwan http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/26/asia/typhoon-megi-taiwan-weather/index.html

Three Children Killed in Weekend Flash Floods http://www.tunisia-live.net/2016/09/26/three-children-killed-in-weekend-flash-floods/

2016 summer flooding breaks records across China https://watchers.news/2016/07/29/2016-summer-flooding-breaks-records-across-china/

Thousands evacuated following eruption on Mount Rinjani, Lombok http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/thousands-evacuated-following-eruption.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+SciencyThoughts+(Sciency+Thoughts)

Hoboken train crash: 1 dead, more than 100 injured http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/29/us/new-jersey-hoboken-train-crash/

Farmers near Forbes counting flood costs that run into hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars http://www.theland.com.au/story/4193406/battling-to-keep-waters-at-bay/

Disaster risk reduction

The moon, big tides could turn small tremors into major earthquakes, study finds http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/sci-tech/the-moon-big-tides-could-turn-small-tremors-into-major-earthquakes-study-finds-20160925-grnv93.html?utm_content=buffer66052&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Satellite Radar May Help Predict Human-Caused Earthquakes http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/satellite-radar-may-help-predict-human-caused-earthquakes/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_ENGYSUS_NEWS

Zimbabwe no longer safe from earthquakes https://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2016/09/25/zim-no-longer-safe-from-earthquakes

Ending the Era of Disaster Loss Around the World http://www.impactingourfuture.com/advocacy/ending-the-era-of-disaster-loss-around-the-world

All Earthquakes Are Created Equal https://eos.org/research-spotlights/all-earthquakes-are-created-equal

Probing the History of New Zealand’s Orakei Maar https://eos.org/project-updates/probing-the-history-of-new-zealands-orakei-maar

Let’s address chronic emergency of flooding http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2016/09/26/lets-address-chronic-emergency-flooding/91125330/?hootPostID=3236309c5404c8980f0c4d756d29be3b

Satellite images of urban expansion in New Delhi http://climate.nasa.gov/images-of-change?id=579#579-urban-expansion-in-new-delhi-india

A social-ecological systems approach to dengue-chikungunya-zika in urban coastal Ecuador https://ugecviewpoints.wordpress.com/2016/09/13/a-social-ecological-systems-approach-to-dengue-chikungunya-zika-in-urban-coastal-ecuador/

Can humanity survive the 21st century? http://www.theage.com.au/comment/can-humanity-survive-the-21st-century-20160926-grohqo.html

Iowa sets mark for flood mapping http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/news/regional/iowa-sets-mark-for-flood-mapping/article_c00e4c20-800c-11e6-8ef9-e7d50352cc2c.html

Wildfires Increasingly Consuming Siberian Forests, Scientists Warn http://www.rferl.org/a/wildfires-increasingly-consume-siberial-forests-scientists-greenpeace-warn/28017884.html

Flood mapping for disaster risk reduction: Obtaining high-resolution imagery to map and model flood risks in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50304

New Approaches to Flood Reduction – Low Impact Development (LID) in the USA http://floodlist.com/america/usa/new-approaches-flood-reduction-low-impact-development-lid-usa

Fragmented Patterns Seen in the Recent History of U.S. Floods https://www.usgs.gov/news/fragmented-patterns-seen-recent-history-us-floods

Emergency management

Wye River: landslides in the aftermath of a forest fire in Australia http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/09/22/wye-river-landslides-1/

California’s Soberanes Fire Is the Most Expensive in America — Ever https://psmag.com/californias-soberanes-fire-is-the-most-expensive-in-america-ever-d821c3f740fb#.fk4nwpnvp

Nepal earthquake response offers lessons for future disasters https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/nepal-earthquake-lessons/

High-tech future early warning system for hurricanes, tornados and volcanic eruptions https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160927111442.htm

Drought ‘a Slow Moving Natural Disaster’ http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Drought-a-slow-moving-natural-disaster.html

FEMA’s Emergency Alert System Hacked: Warns of Hazardous Materials Disaster On Trains http://offgridsurvival.com/femas-emergency-alert-system-hacked-warns-hazardous-materials-disaster-mention-trains/

Governor signs bill to expand earthquake early warning system http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/09/29/65241/governor-signs-bill-to-expand-earthquake-early-war/

Testing the utility of mapping drones for early recovery in the Philippines http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50257

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Living on Shaky Ground http://www2.humboldt.edu/shakyground/0.ShakyGroundMagazineFINALforWeb.pdf

“Shape South Asia 2016” focusses on citizens’ response to disaster http://newsfirst.lk/english/2016/09/shape-south-asia-2016-focusses-citizens-response-disaster/149528

America’s PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience https://community.fema.gov/

What is the relationship between glaciers and sea level? https://www2.usgs.gov/faq/categories/9750/3476

Teaching Middle-Schoolers Climate Change Without Terrifying Them http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/27/492860897/teaching-middle-schoolers-climate-change-without-terrifying-them

Natural disaster recovery assistance for primary producers http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/425221/Natural-disaster-recovery-assistance-for-primary-producers-sept-2016.pdf

19 Tips to Prepare Your Business for the 10 Most Common Insurance Claims http://www.insureon.com/blog/post/2016/09/26/19-tips-to-prepare-your-business-for-the-10-most-common-insurance-claims.aspx?platform=hootsuite

Responding to disasters before they happen: Trainings build resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50419

Social media and emergency management

Does internet stimulate the accumulation of social capital? A macro-perspective from Australia http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0313592615300515

Social media helps build social capital in the short-term but not in long-term https://theconversation.com/the-internet-helps-us-translate-social-capital-to-economic-benefits-64664?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20September%2026%202016%20-%205669&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20September%2026%202016%20-%205669+CID_1938f6b5e01c8ee77f83002da0cf5c91&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=The%20internet%20helps%20us%20translate%20social%20capital%20to%20economic%20benefits

Young people using Twitter for crowd sourcing information during disasters and emergency events in Nepal http://thehimalayantimes.com/opinion/digital-volunteerism-bringing-revolution/

Twitter is an educational resource which is multi-disciplinary and able to break down boundaries between professional groups http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/09/28/using-twitter-as-a-teaching-tool-can-boost-engagement-and-enrich-classroom-debate-and-discourse/

Psychology and disasters

Floods severely affect children, young people https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160922104259.htm#.V-QpZ0kWW6w.twitter

Researchers shows trauma evident in brainwaves even when imminent threat is gone http://www.lfpress.com/2016/09/29/researchers-shows-trauma-evident-in-brainwaves-even-when-imminent-threat-is-gone

Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: From Diagnosis and Neurobiology to Treatment http://www.healio.com/psychiatry/journals/psycann/2016-9-46-9/%7Bef36c9f4-d26e-49b8-839b-5db5fb65b267%7D/understanding-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-from-diagnosis-and-neurobiology-to-treatment

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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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