Today in disaster resilience (7 October 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Deadly Hurricane Matthew roars towards Haiti, Jamaica http://www.smh.com.au/world/deadly-hurricane-matthew-roars-toward-haiti-jamaica-20161003-gru40v.html

Hurricane Matthew update http://gdacs.org/report.aspx?eventid=1000316&episodeid=22&eventtype=TC

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Oct 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59325/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Oct-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch.html

Mýrdalsjökull – earthquakes during the last 48 hours http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/myrdalsjokull/

Matthew is the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Haiti since Cleo in 1964 http://wxshift.com/news/hurricane-matthew-lashes-haiti-u.s.-impacts-more-likely?utm_content=bufferd5d9f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Oct 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59338/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Oct-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch.html

Hurricane Matthew: Flash-flooding in Haiti http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37555827?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Hurricane Matthew: at least six feared dead in Haiti as violent storm hits https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/04/hurricane-matthew-haitians-flee-inland-as-violent-storm-approaches

Hurricane Matthew: Florida evacuates barrier islands ahead of direct hit https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/05/hurricane-matthew-florida-evacuates-barrier-islands?CMP=share_btn_tw

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Oct 2016: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Bromo, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59359/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Oct-2016-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Bromo-Shiveluch-Tu.html

Double eyewall structure revealed in hurricane #Matthew https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/10/06/double-eyewall-structure-revealed-in-hurricane-matthew/

Hurricane Matthew Is Florida’s Worst-Case Scenario https://psmag.com/hurricane-matthew-is-floridas-worst-case-scenario-61a8a36f7a04#.9tb74ww8o

Hurricane Matthew: At least 100 people killed in Haiti devastation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37579399

Disaster risk reduction

Malcolm Turnbull calls for greater spending on disaster mitigation https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/03/malcolm-turnbull-calls-for-greater-spending-on-disaster-mitigation

‘A recipe for disaster’: Why WA could be headed for another bushfire catastrophe http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/a-recipe-for-disaster-why-wa-could-be-headed-for-another-bushfire-catastrophe-20160929-grr9r1.html

This Law Could Stem the Rising Costs of Flooding http://time.com/4510734/floods-climate-change-flood-insurance/

Plans for ‘flood risk’ symbols on homes prove controversial http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37497092

New Maps Label Much Of New Orleans Out Of Flood Hazard Area http://www.npr.org/2016/09/30/495794999/new-maps-label-much-of-new-orleans-out-of-flood-hazard-area

Seismic Wave Videos Combine Sight and Sound https://eos.org/articles/seismic-wave-videos-combine-sight-and-sound

Fire regimes of Northern Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine communities http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/fire_regimes/Northern_RM_ponderosa_pine/all.html

Using Science to Improve Wildfire Outcomes http://fireadaptednetwork.org/using-science-improve-wildfire-outcomes-interview-steve-quarles/

Increased Wildfire Risk Driven by Climate and Development Interactions in the Bolivian Chiquitania, Southern Amazonia http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0161323&utm_content=buffer9cf29&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Engage Uganda earthquake victims on proper house reconstruction http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50472

Thailand: Breaking the cycle of flooding and drought https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/10/thailand-breaking-cycle-flooding-drought/

The Global Urban Footprint: A map of nearly every human settlement on Earth http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/global-urban-footprint-map-nearly-every-human-settlement-earth?cid=EXT_WBBlogSocialShare_D_EXT

Linking disaster risk, development and climate change http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50483

Climate-Driven Change in Ice-Free Areas of Greenland https://eos.org/meeting-reports/climate-driven-change-in-ice-free-areas-of-greenland

Rising Temperatures Load the Dice for Megadrought Risk http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/rising-temperatures-load-dice-megadrought-risk?platform=hootsuite

Why is Haiti vulnerable to natural hazards and disasters? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/04/why-is-haiti-vulnerable-to-natural-hazards-and-disasters?CMP=share_btn_tw&page=with:img-2#img-2

Recent NSW floods uncover a network of illegally constructed levee banks on farmland http://www.theland.com.au/story/4208066/illegal-levees-investigated-throughout-nsw/

New flood data will boost breadth of coverage in Canada http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/new-flood-data-will-boost-breadth-of-coverage-in-canada-9828

An IBM cloud that will prevent floods in Chennai? Tamil Nadu government gives thumbs up http://www.financialexpress.com/economy/an-ibm-cloud-that-will-prevent-floods-in-chennai-tamil-nadu-government-gives-thumbs-up/407721/

Bangkok’s flood defences losing battle with heavy rain http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/advanced/1102804/bangkoks-flood-defences-losing-battle-with-heavy-rain

Emergency management

State pilot project is using fires to help fight wildfires http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/state/washington/article105377726.html

SA weather: Police issue warning to flood kayak thrillseekers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-03/sa-police-issue-warning-to-flood-thrillseekers/7897504

Devastating floods in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have left hundreds of thousands in need https://social.shorthand.com/IFRCAsiaPacific/n2FGwkfPtP/suffering-in-silence

Can drones help Myanmar flood relief? Not until the government says so http://www.irinnews.org/news/2016/08/18/can-drones-help-myanmar-flood-relief-not-until-government-says-so

Using big data to respond to flooding in the UK https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2016/10/03/technology-innovation-and-data-helping-us-protect-the-environment-and-respond-to-flooding/

NSW floods to cost $500 million and rising http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/floods-to-cost-nsw-farmers-more-than-500m/news-story/5f3ac2e45a1a2c9e952d45c5d7265c98

Haiti could be dealing with Matthew’s impacts for years to come http://wxshift.com/news/haiti-could-be-dealing-with-matthews-impacts-for-years-to-come

Reflections on the Performance of the American Red Cross http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/reflections-on-the-performance-of-the-american-red-cross.html?utm_content=buffer382b9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

‘Nowhere to go,’ shellshock in devastated Haitian port http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-haiti-idUSKCN1252KS?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

When Hurricane Hunters Are Replaced by Drones http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/09/when-hurricane-hunters-are-replaced-by-drones/500093/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Earthquake Early Warning https://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/earlywarning/overview.php

How to Develop a Resilience Strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/how-to-develop-a-resilience-strategy#/-_/

Anatomy of a hurricane http://www.geologyinmotion.com/2016/10/anatomy-of-hurricane_4.html

New issue of Lithosphere http://lithosphere.gsapubs.org/content/current

IBC invites Quebecers to try out earthquake simulator http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/ibc-invites-quebecers-try-earthquake-simulator-1004100958/

NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheets http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/activities/weather-ready-nation/newis/

Earth Science Week Toolkit http://www.earthsciweek.org/materials

Resilience: the big picture https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/10626.pdf

Latest quarterly resilience scan report https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/10894.pdf

International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13 October https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/45714-livetotell

Boom Times 3: Volcano Triplets Spotted Erupting http://www.livescience.com/56379-three-volcano-eruptions-nasa-satellite-photo.html

New High-Definition Video of Active Hawaiian Volcano Lava Lake Available for Free https://www.usgs.gov/news/new-high-definition-video-active-hawaiian-volcano-lava-lake-available-free

Volcano insight: Fifty years of eruptions revealed http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37569152

Social media and emergency management

New system uses tools to explore how people spread ideas through online social networks http://osome.iuni.iu.edu/

Internet skills and the digital divide http://nms.sagepub.com/content/13/6/893.full.pdf+html?ijkey=VDFG831E4ByDg&keytype=ref&siteid=spnms&utm_source=SAGE_social&hootPostID=6941a50e69e8ac93f1682118bfd228a0

When Disaster Strikes, He Creates A ‘Crisis Map’ That Helps Save Lives http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/10/02/495795717/when-disaster-strikes-he-creates-a-crisis-map-that-helps-save-lives

People hit by Italian earthquake use local Facebook site to share emotions & experiences  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37548063

Psychology and disasters

In Jamaica’s ‘wickedest’ town, few fear Hurricane Matthew’s fury http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-port-royal-idUSKCN12307G?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

Psychological resilience: state of knowledge and future research agendas https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/9872.pdf

Social capital and disasters

Study refutes suburbanisation has eroded “social capital” that once pushed us closer together http://www.citylab.com/commute/2016/10/urbanites-and-suburbanites-time-use-socializing/495356/?utm_source=SFTwitter

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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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