Today in disaster resilience (14 October 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Matthew Downgraded to Post-Tropical Cyclone and Heads out to Atlantic, US Death Toll Rises to 19 https://gma.yahoo.com/us-braces-hurricane-matthew-deadly-storm-batters-bahamas-102806530–abc-news-topstories.html?cid=gma_tco

Hurricane Matthew causes North Carolina floods http://bigstory.ap.org/229a43bb269740b7ba08c6fd064eca21?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

Cholera outbreaks in Haiti follow devastation of Hurricane Matthew https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/08/haiti-cost-hurricane-matthew-storm-us

Hundreds stranded in North Carolina floods after Hurricane Matthew http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-idUSKCN12A0N0

Flooding in Central West NSW is easing but about one million hectares are still under water http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/nsw-floods-easing-in-central-west-but-peaks-expected-in-southwest/news-story/d0d3db507dd4e43d206901152ba650d7

Hurricane Matthew toll in Haiti rises to 1,000, dead buried in mass graves http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-haiti-idUSKCN12A02W

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Oct 2016: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59450/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Oct-2016-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Tur.html

Hurricane Matthew’s US death toll rises to 33 as flooding chaos continues https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/11/hurricane-matthew-death-toll-shooting-north-carolina-florida-georgia?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Hurricane Nicole continues to strengthen as it heads toward Bermuda  http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nicole-atlantic-ocean

Hurricane Matthew closes schools for thousands of Haiti’s children http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-haiti-education-idUSKCN12D2WS?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

Hurricane Nicole Pounds Bermuda; ‘Significant’ Power Outages Reported https://www.wunderground.com/news/hurricane-nicole-bermuda-impacts?__prclt=y9hMrJvm

Disaster risk reduction

Can community-based adaptation increase resilience? http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17565529.2016.1223595?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_medium=social&utm_content=bufferd4a8b&utm_source=twitter.com&scroll=top&needAccess=true&journalCode=tcld20

Killer flooding is coming and Britain is not ready’ Top climate expert’s shock warning http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/551761/flooding-uk-warning-climate-expert

Facing growing natural disaster risk – UN, World Bank and insurance industry endorse G7 InsuResilience target and approve framework for more resilient societies http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161005005653/en/Facing-Growing-Natural-Disaster-Risk—-United

Massive storm could cause energy blackout here http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/massive-storm-could-cause-energy-blackout-here-experts-20161010-gryzzx.html

Resilient Oakland http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/city/oakland#/-_/

Why the risk of the ‘Big One’ in B.C. is heightened every 14 months http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/earthquakes-bc-slow-slip-1.3794192

Sandy’s Surge Was Extreme. It Could Become Normal http://www.climatecentral.org/news/sandys-surge-climate-change-20776

In the Philippines, Urban Planning Needs to Outrun the Next Big Storm https://nextcity.org/features/view/philippines-flood-typhoon-planning-resilience-habitat3

CIDCO´s tidal-water drainage system averted flooding in monsoon http://india.smartcitiescouncil.com/article/cidco%C2%B4s-tidal-water-drainage-system-averted-flooding-monsoon

B.C. government invests $2.5-million to address flood risk in Peace Region after June flooding http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/b-c-government-invests-2-5-million-address-flood-risk-peace-region-june-flooding-1004101323/

It’s time to stop subsidizing people who live in hurricane-prone areas http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/10/10/flood-insurance-hurricane-matthew-editorials-debates/91864570/?platform=hootsuite

A Short Note on the Oso landslide Settlement https://washingtonlandscape.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/a-short-note-on-oso-landslide-settlement.html

The Arctic Resilience Report http://arctic-council.org/arr/

Basic flood protection ‘missing in high risk areas’ http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37565462

Rebuilding Fort McMurray homes on flood plain a ‘poor decision,’ says hydrologist http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/rebuilding-fort-mcmurray-homes-on-flood-plain-a-poor-decision-says-hydrologist-1.3793374

Investing in Urban Resilience Can Save the World’s Cities Billions Each Year and Keep Millions out of Poverty http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2016/10/12/world-bank-investing-in-urban-resilience-can-save-the-worlds-cities-billions-each-year-and-keep-millions-out-of-poverty?CID=CCG_TT_Cities_EN_EXT

Prepared Peru reduces El Niño mortality http://reliefweb.int/report/peru/iddr2016-prepared-peru-reduces-el-ni-o-mortality

Larry Brilliant’s new book shows how pandemics can be eradicated http://blog.ted.com/larry-brilliants-new-book-shows-how-pandemics-can-be-eradicated/

Analyzing climate variations at multiple timescales can guide Zika virus response measures http://gigascience.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13742-016-0146-1

“Hurricane Matthew has disrupted the expected course of events. We should not seek to put Haiti back on course” http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50581

Stressing the importance of building community resilience: 2016 World Disasters Report http://www.ifrc.org/Global/Documents/Secretariat/201610/WDR%202016-FINAL_web.pdf

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Oct 2016: Colima volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba, Ambrym, Nevado del Ruiz https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59473/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Oct-2016-Colima-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-Ambrym-Nevado-del-.html

Ottawa provides $20.5 million for flood protection in three Alberta towns http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/ottawa-provides-20-5-million-for-flood-protection-in-three-alberta-towns

Philippines Pre-disaster Indicators Dashboard https://public.tableau.com/en-us/s/gallery/pre-disaster-indicators-dashboard

How earthquakes in midcontinents differ from those at plate boundaries http://lithosphere.gsapubs.org/content/3/2/128.full.pdf+html

Prospects for Resilience: Insights from New York City’s Jamaica Bay https://books.google.com.au/books/about/Prospects_for_Resilience.html?id=D67sjwEACAAJ&source=kp_cover&redir_esc=y

‘Delhi Faces Flood Threat Due To Encroachment Of Yamuna Floodplains’ http://newsworldindia.in/india/metro/delhi-faces-flood-threat-due-to-encroachment-of-yamuna-floodplains/231514/

Insurers under fire for flood actions http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/breaking-news/insurers-under-fire-for-flood-actions-38979.aspx

The poverty trap of perennial flooding of Kenya’s Tana River http://cwsglobal.org/tana-flooding/

Emergency management

The Fires that created an Incident Management System http://www.uninets.net/~dsrowley/The%20Fires%20that%20Created%20an%20IMS.pdf

Haitians worship among devastation caused by hurricane https://www.yahoo.com/news/aid-convoys-arrive-haiti-gauges-full-extent-disaster-040305520.html?ref=gs

Wind Speed Alone Isn’t The Best Way To Measure A Weird Hurricane Like Matthew http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/wind-speed-alone-isnt-the-best-way-to-measure-a-weird-hurricane-like-matthew/

North Carolina floods show why inland flooding needs to be part of a new hurricane scale http://mashable.com/2016/10/10/north-carolina-floods-hurricane-scale/#HAX7e_egMPqX

E3 App enables us to look at all the volcanic eruptions that have occurred on our planet in the last 50-plus years, and all the earthquakes https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/10/10/watch-earth-pulse-with-earthquakes-and-eruptions-in-this-stunning-visualization/

Haiti needs ‘massive response’ after hurricane: U.N. chief http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-haiti-un-idUSKCN12A1U3

As Haiti Assesses Hurricane Damage, PAHO’s Emergency Response Targets Cholera http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12592%3Ahaiti-assesses-hurricane-damage-paho-emergency-response-targets-cholera&Itemid=1926&lang=en

Horrific rains and ocean surge: Hurricane Matthew by the numbers https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/11/horrific-rains-and-ocean-surge-hurricane-matthew-by-the-numbers/

Hurricane Matthew’s water footprint https://owi.usgs.gov/vizlab/hurricane-matthew/

Hurricane Matthew: What’s Next for Recovery and Rebuilding? http://blog.ucsusa.org/rachel-cleetus/hurricane-matthew-whats-next-for-recovery-and-rebuilding

GIS & Flooding http://gis.ruekert-mielke.com/2016/10/13/gis-flooding/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Targeted Residential Fire Risk Reduction http://www.surrey.ca/files/Manitoba-Targeted%20(final)%20Aug%202016.pdf

How Kenyan communities embrace flood resilience strategies https://www.devex.com/news/how-kenyan-communities-embrace-flood-resilience-strategies-88871

Australia’s new official app for weather forecasts and extreme weather warnings http://www.bom.gov.au/app/?cid=021tw03

Earthquake Early Warning http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/earlywarning/overview.php?utm_content=buffer08565&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

2016 Great British Columbia ShakeOut http://www.shakeoutbc.ca/

#IDDR2016 International Day for Disaster Reduction http://www.unisdr.org/2016/iddr/

Flood sirens put to the test for Calderdale exercise https://www.gov.uk/government/news/flood-sirens-put-to-the-test-for-calderdale-exercise

Social media and emergency management

Social media has revolutionised how we communicate – personal & private impacts https://theconversation.com/has-social-media-really-shifted-the-line-between-personal-and-private-forever-66119

Video of Hurricane Matthew was published on a variety of social media platforms http://www.wsj.com/video/how-social-media-captured-hurricane-matthew/FAD3D240-A9B8-43F9-8D03-958EF30A2B80.html

Tokyo tweets in and out over short-lived major emergency https://emergency.life/2016/10/12/%F0%9F%87%AF%F0%9F%87%B5-hundreds-of-thousands-lose-power-in-worlds-largest-city-what-happened-next-in-tokyo/

How a Drone and Social Media Aided in One Man’s Rescue From NC Flooding http://abcnews.go.com/US/drone-social-media-aided-mans-rescue-nc-flooding/story?id=42724355

Is social media creating psychological benefits or global gloom? https://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2016/07/06/does-facebook-really-make-you-depressed/

Dealing with life divided between the physical world and the digital realm https://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2016/08/23/the-online-life-as-both-liberation-and-imprisonment/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=KQEDScience

Psychology and disasters

The Link Between Natural Disasters and Domestic Abuse http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/disaster-domestic-abuse/501299/

Children, Young People and Flooding: Recovery and Resilience http://www.centre4resilience.org/?p=2385

New Strategy Focuses on Mental Health of NSW Emergency Services http://www.emsworld.com/news/12268585/new-strategy-focuses-on-mental-health-of-nsw-emergency-services

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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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