Today in disaster resilience (25 November 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Over 100 killed in train crash in northern India http://www.euronews.com/2016/11/20/scores-killed-in-train-crash-in-northern-india

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Nov 2016: Fuego volcano, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/60013/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Nov-2016-Fuego-volcano-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-Sinabu.html

UK flooding: Ferry stranded, roads closed, trains diverted http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-38049907

Chile battles raging wildfires fuelled by heat wave, winds http://bigstory.ap.org/09f359526d934905a48e2571dfeb2718

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Japanese coast, USGS says http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/21/magnitude-73-earthquake-hits-japan-usgs-says.html

New Zealand hit by another earthquake http://www.theage.com.au/world/new-zealand-hit-by-another-earthquake-20161122-gsunyg

State of emergency in Bolivia amid worst drought in 25 years https://watchers.news/2016/11/22/drought-bolivia-2016/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

East Rand Declared Natural Catastrophe Zone by Insurers https://www.aon.co.za/NewsArticle85.aspx

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Nov 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba, Sabanca https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/60042/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Nov-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba-Sabanca.html

Severe flooding hits the Dominican Republic, 20 000 evacuated https://watchers.news/2016/11/17/dominican-republic-severe-flood-november-2016/

Magnitude 7 offshore quake shakes Central America, no damage seen http://www.reuters.com/article/us-quake-central-america-idUSKBN13J20A

Second earthquake in three days hits Fukushima, no tsunami warning this time http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/11/23/Second-earthquake-in-three-days-hits-Fukushima-no-tsunami-warning-this-time/1871479946450/

Hurricane Otto: Costa Rica and Nicaragua evacuate as storm grows https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/24/nicaragua-costa-rica-evacuate-thousands-hurricane-otto-strengthens-category-2?CMP=twt_gu

Wildfires tear across Israel; police chief suspects ‘political’ arson http://newscdn.newsrep.net/h5/nrshare.html?r=3&lan=en_US&pid=14&id=iZ545c981PT_us&app_lan=&mcc=310&declared_lan=en_US&pubaccount=ocms_0&referrer=200620&showall=1&mcc=310

Freak weather hits Japan after monster earthquake and tsunami http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/564924/Japan-snow-Tokyo-freak-weather-earthquake-tsunami-video

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issues alert for coastal areas after strong earthquake rocks region already hit by Hurricane Otto https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/24/tsunami-warning-after-72-magnitude-quake-off-el-salvador-coast

Floods in Northern Italy http://emergency.copernicus.eu/mapping/list-of-components/EMSR192

Extreme rainfall, floods and devastation in NW Italy https://watchers.news/2016/11/24/italy-flood-liguria-piedmont-november-2016/

Unusual weather in Australia, snow falling days before summer https://watchers.news/2016/11/24/tasmania-summer-snow-november-2016/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster risk reduction

Earthquakes: Reckoning With ‘The Big One’ in California—and It Just Got Bigger http://www.wsj.com/articles/earthquakes-reckoning-with-the-big-one-in-californiaand-it-just-got-bigger-1479643228?mod=e2tw

Outcry over lack of cash for flood defences as storm hits south UK https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/21/government-criticised-for-lack-of-natural-flood-management-schemes?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Complex, compound New Zealand earthquake – Part 2: Faulting by Day http://blogs.agu.org/tremblingearth/2016/11/18/complex-compound-new-zealand-earthquake-part-2-faulting-day/?platform=hootsuite

Using Remote Sensing to Understand the Correlation Between Deforestation and Forest Fires https://www.gislounge.com/using-remote-sensing-understand-correlation-deforestation-forest-fires/

Avalanches more complex than previously thought http://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2016/11/22/avalanches-complex-previously-thought/

Natural flood protection defends homes against Storm Angus https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/22/natural-flood-protection-defends-homes-against-storm-angus?CMP=share_btn_tw

Earth’s gravity offers earlier earthquake warnings https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/changes-to-earths-gravity-offer-early-earthquake-warning

Volatile dilution during magma injections and implications for volcano explosivity http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/44/12/1027.full

Companies Suffer $14 Billion Due To Water-Related Impacts, Says CDP https://cleantechnica.com/2016/11/17/companies-suffer-14-billion-due-water-related-impacts-cdp/

First phase of flood defence scheme protects thousands of properties http://www.ukconstructionmedia.co.uk/news/33279/page/33279/

A mega-quake stretching from L.A. to San Francisco would devastate California, with $289 billion in losses, study find http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-san-andreas-corelogic-20161122-story.html

Flood risk information for Toowoomba investors http://www.apimagazine.com.au/2016/10/flood-risk-information-toowoomba-investors/

Where will the next mega earthquake hit? Curvy faults may be key http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/where-will-next-mega-earthquake-hit-curvy-faults-may-be-key-1593283

Defining loss and damage https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3016&utm_content=buffer5098a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Multi-sector partnerships key in disaster risk reduction, says EU project http://www.enhanceproject.eu/news/articles/156

Five-year plan to reduce flood risk in York https://www.gov.uk/government/news/five-year-plan-to-reduce-flood-risk-in-york

Emergency management

Hapuku River: a major landslide dam after the earthquake in New Zealand http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/11/17/hapuku-river-1/

Seismology by Night http://blogs.agu.org/tremblingearth/2016/11/16/complex-compound-new-zealand-earthquake-part-1-seismology-night/

How to avoid utter chaos after a quake: stop using PDF maps of tsunami zones http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86672631/How-to-avoid-utter-chaos-after-a-quake-stop-using-PDF-maps-of-tsunami-zones

State of the art weather satellite launched over the weekend promises huge gains in many areas https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/11/21/state-of-the-art-weather-satellite-launched-over-the-weekend/

New Zealand Earthquake’s Impact Captured by Drone http://www.wsj.com/video/new-zealand-earthquake-impact-captured-by-drone/7FFC0289-1441-45DB-B128-C6B3082B3653.html

Flood victims evicted amid protests, suicide attempts http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/21-Nov-16/flood-victims-evicted-amid-protests-suicide-attempts

Just as the Earth will always shake, so too will the humans always innovate: Idealog’s guide to earthquake tech http://idealog.co.nz/tech/2016/11/just-earth-will-always-shake-so-too-will-humans-innovate-idealogs-guide-earthquake-tech#.WDSnZJbgPHk.twitter

Bitter lessons of Japan’s 2011 tsunami put to use with latest quake http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-quake-evacuation-idUSKBN13H0EC

“Proof that we can rebuild”: Ordinary citizens restore historic site in Nepal http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nepal-earthquake-historic-buddhist-monument-in-kathmandu-restored/

Third of vets know of farmers who have lost livestock due to flooding, survey reveals https://www.farminguk.com/News/Third-of-vets-know-of-farmers-who-have-lost-livestock-due-to-flooding-survey-reveals_44885.html

In flood zone, many Louisiana families yearn to return home https://www.yahoo.com/news/flood-zone-many-louisiana-families-yearn-return-home-075637532.html

Rain, resilience and human kindness revive SA farming community devastated by bushfires http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-25/pinery-bushfire-one-year-sa-farming-community-revived/8055114

Newly established National Mentor Program for emergency management http://haznet.ca/sample-page/a-new-crhnet-initiative-a-national-mentor-program/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Business Flood Resilience Planning http://somersetrcc.org.uk/brics/

http://www.campussafetymagazine.com/article/during_a_crisis_will_your_students_know_where_to_get_help1#

Guide to developing effective community engagement http://www.rural.palegislature.us/Effective_Citizen_Engagement.pdf

Terryfying allure of volcanoes over the centuries https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/22/explosive-history-volcanoes-bodleian-exhibition-vesuvius-oxford?CMP=twt_gu

New book: Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781119054146

Example of community engagement for coastal flooding adaptation http://surrey.ca/files/CFASCrescentBeachSummaryReport.pdf

Watch Earth’s History Play Out On A Football Field http://www.npr.org/2016/11/22/502920622/watch-earths-history-play-out-on-a-football-field

Government of Canada launches new public awareness campaign on flood risks http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/government-canada-launches-new-public-awareness-campaign-flood-risks-1004104321/

#FloodReady campaign https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/flood-ready.html?utm_campaign=ps-floodready&utm_medium=vanity-url&utm_source=canada-ca_flood-ready

The Dangers of Driving in Floods http://www.newground.co.uk/news-events-media/knowledge-centre/driving-in-floods/

Pinery bushfire anniversary a time to reflect on SA communities’ recovery efforts http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-25/pinery-bushfire-anniversary-communities-recovery-efforts/8055916

Inspiring Resilience – Indigenous Disaster Resilience http://haznet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/haznet-fall-2016-reduced-3.pdf

Citizen Science http://www.ukeof.org.uk/resources/citizen-science-resources/guide-to-citizen-science-form

Social media and emergency management

Using GIS and social media for social activism https://www.gislounge.com/gis-social-activism/

YouTube is the preferred destination for viewing social video, followed by Facebook https://www.marketingcharts.com/online/almost-half-of-us-adults-say-they-watch-branded-videos-on-social-media-72571/

Would you really know how to effectively communicate across diverse Social Media in a crisis incident or, worse, a large-scale emergency event? http://www.thedrill.com.au/

8 Ways Social Media Can Help Disaster Response Teams In A Hurricane http://9-1-1magazine.com/Social-Media-Can-Help-Hurricane-Response

It’s raining, it’s pouring and the Environment Agency is tweeting https://danslee.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/crisis-tweets-its-raining-its-pouring-and-the-environment-agency-is-tweeting/

Psychology and disasters

The psychology of fire-setters: Bringing hell to earth http://www.knoxnews.com/story/life/family/2016/11/20/psychology-fire-setters-bringing-hell-earth/94169922/

Trauma and How It Can Adversely Affect the Workplace http://www.emergencymgmt.com/health/Trauma-and-How-It-Can-Adversely-Affect-the-Workplace.html?utm_content=buffer259e2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Having a strong social network was associated with lower risk for PTSD among survivors of a major bushfire disaster http://www.healio.com/psychiatry/ptsd/news/online/%7B8ab5bbac-399c-4dbf-ac4e-541abe62b62a%7D/strong-social-ties-protective-against-post-disaster-ptsd-depression?utm_content=bufferea3c8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

All Right? works to support and improve Cantabrians’ mental health and wellbeing as we recover and rebuild from the earthquakes http://allright.org.nz/

How to stay sane in the face of climate change https://thinkprogress.org/how-to-stay-sane-in-the-face-of-climate-change-1fadca65c49#.8fvetgsze

Social capital and disasters

Local politicians as linking social capital: an empirical test of political behavior after Japan’s 3/11 disasters http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2503-x?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorAssignedToIssue

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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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