Today in disaster resilience (27 January 2017)

Please find a list of links to the latest disaster resilience news …

Current emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Jan 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Dukono, Reventador, Soufriere https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61255/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Jan-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Colima-Dukono-Reventador-Soufriere.html

Iran high-rise collapse kills 30 firefighters, injures 75 others https://www.ems1.com/fatal-incidents/articles/184971048-Iran-high-rise-collapse-kills-30-firefighters-injures-75-others/

Inside the deadly tornado outbreak that struck the South https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/01/23/inside-the-deadly-tornado-outbreak-that-struck-the-south/?utm_term=.6a0254ac5fa5

Papua New Guinea Earthquake: Did the M=7.9 shock trigger a distant M=5.6? http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/papua-new-guinea-earthquake-did-the-m7-9-quake-trigger-a-distant-m5-6-shock-2230/

Fires Blaze in Chile http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89496&src=twitter-nh

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Jan 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Popocatépetl, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61266/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Jan-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Colima-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sa.html

US storms kill 18 people in Georgia and Mississippi http://www.jokpeme.com/2017/01/us-storms-kill-18-people-in-georgia-and.html

Summer flooding rain and snow lashes New Zealand http://www.skymetweather.com/content/global-news/summer-flooding-rain-and-snow-lashes-new-zealand/

Widespread flooding, mudslides, evacuations as biggest storm in years batters California http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-new-storm-california-floods-muslides-snow-20170121-story.html

Severe flooding hits Philippines, at least 7 dead https://watchers.news/2017/01/17/flood-philippines-january-2017/

Tahiti flooding: Thousands left without power after heavy rain shuts down airport, forces evacuations http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-23/residents-evacuated-airport-closed-and-power-cut-off-in-tahiti/8205000

Chile Facing ‘Greatest Forest Disaster in Our History’ as Wildfires Rage https://www.wunderground.com/news/chile-wildfires-prompt-state-of-emergency?__prclt=BWumaLqN

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Jan 2017: Colima volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Erta Ale, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61298/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Jan-2017-Colima-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Erta-Ale-Sinabung-Sab.html

Mozambique: Casualties from bad weather rise to 44 http://clubofmozambique.com/news/casualties-bad-weather-rise-44-says-government-mozambique/

At Least 4 Reported Dead in California Storms http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/southern-california-pounded-intense-storm-flooding-44979378

Flood in Pahang worsens, number of victims nationwide increases http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2142641

Severe coastal flooding hits northern Cuba https://watchers.news/2017/01/25/severe-coastal-flooding-cuba-january-2017/

Disaster risk reduction

Flood Elevation Plan Sparks Concerns about Housing Affordability http://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/news/compliance-regulation/flood-elevation-plan-sparks-concerns-about-housing-affordability-1095026-1.html

Are global crises making our cities better? http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/10/architecture/global-crises-improving-public-spaces/index.html

Testing the use of viscous remanent magnetisation to date flood events http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/feart.2015.00001/full

Caves in central China show history of natural flood patterns http://www.geologypage.com/2017/01/caves-central-china-show-history-natural-flood-patterns.html

Multi-peril flood model for Vietnam http://www.jbarisk.com/vietnam

Northern Australia beset by floods but Indigenous groups warn of fire risk https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jan/25/northern-australia-beset-by-floods-but-indigenous-groups-warn-of-fire-risk?CMP=share_btn_tw

Opinion: Indigenous and Western science work together to make water-first decisions http://vancouversun.com/opinion/opinion-indigenous-and-western-science-work-together-to-make-water-first-decisions

Who are the men who say they can predict earthquakes? http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/national-news/88269767/Who-are-the-men-who-say-they-can-predict-earthquakes/

Honey, I shrunk Everest: Scientists to test if Nepal earthquake reduced height of tallest peak https://www.rt.com/viral/374960-everest-science-nepal-india/

Re/insurance saves up to four times its equivalent in emergency response https://www.reinsurancene.ws/reinsurance-saves-four-times-equivalent-emergency-response-un/

Assessing disaster risk in Europe and Central Asia – what did we learn? http://blogs.worldbank.org/europeandcentralasia/assessing-disaster-risk-europe-and-central-asia-what-did-we-learn?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

Simple actions to help protect homes in England from flooding are still being ignored by government, MPs say http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38721486

Mekong Delta shifts strategy, takes advantage of benefits of flooding http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/environment/171432/mekong-delta-shifts-strategy–takes-advantage-of-benefits-of-flooding.html

A report into severe flooding in York in December 2015 has called for better warning systems to be put in place https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/12456/york_flood_inquiry_main_report

Homes built on floodplains – needs must be balanced by risk http://geosmartinfo.co.uk/homes-built-on-flood-plains-needs-must-be-balanced-by-risk/

Living Planet Report 2016 http://awsassets.panda.org/downloads/lpr_living_planet_report_2016.pdf

Scientists think we’re closer to self-destruction than we have been since the 1950s https://qz.com/895423/doomsday-clock-is-set-to-2-5-minutes-to-midnight-scitenists-blame-trump-putin-nuclear-war-and-global-warming-as-major-threats-to-humanity/?utm_campaign=Contact+Quiboat+For+More+Referrer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=quiboat

Halting tsunamis by using deep-ocean sound waves to rob them of their amplitude and height http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/deep-ocean-sound-wave-tsunami/

ISciences Global Water Monitor & Forecast January, 2017 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/1/13/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-january-2017

‘Farmland deserves to be protected from flooding’ http://www.nfuonline.com/assets/92430

Building to the Sky, With a Plan for Rising Waters https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/nyregion/resilient-design-american-copper-buildings-weather-flooding.html?_r=0

Emergency management

Internal poll for Public Safety reveals lack of awareness among Canadians about flood compensation http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/flood-insurance-basement-disaster-compensation-goodale-feltmate-1.3941023

Placing Pacific women at the forefront of disaster planning and response http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2017/1/feature-pacific-women-disaster-planning-and-response

Preparing for week after huge earthquake https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/preparing-week-after-huge-earthquake

Dubai Launches Floating Fire/Civil Defense Center http://www.emsworld.com/news/12297531/dubai-launches-floating-fire-civil-defense-center

Review of fatal Twisp fire calls for more training, possible change to policy on protecting rural homes http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jan/22/review-of-fatal-twisp-fire-calls-for-more-training/

Fort McMurray wildfire: Study pegs cost of lost buildings, income and environmental damage at $8.9B http://globalnews.ca/news/3187254/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-study-pegs-cost-of-lost-buildings-income-and-environmental-damage-at-9-5b/

How Ho-Hum Was the Western Pacific Typhoon Season? http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/How-Ho-Hum-Was-the-Western-Pacific-Typhoon-Season-/

The mission of the project was to evaluate the response of a large-scale emergency http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Local-state-agencies-participate-in-planned-mock-disaster-Monday.html?utm_content=bufferb7ca6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A man has been charged over allegedly starting a blaze that burned out more than 30 hectares of land in the New South Wales Hunter Valley near Kurri Kurri http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-24/man-arrested-over-out-of-control-fire-in-nsw-hunter-valley/8207098

Firefighting resources to be cut to make $2 million in savings http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/firefighting-resources-to-be-cut-to-make-2-million-in-savings-20170125-gtycob.html

“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/01/26/%E2%80%9Cpeople%E2%80%99s-science%E2%80%9D-how-west-african-communities-fought-ebola-epidemic-and-won

The Making of Emergency Management as a Profession http://www.govtech.com/em/training/The-Making-of-a-Profession.html?utm_content=buffer09f7e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Volcanic sonic boom – What, why and how? http://www.volcanicsapphire.com/2017/01/volcanic-sonic-boom-what-why-and-how/

‘Floods and Freezes’ exhibition at Spelthorne Museum showcases fascinating photos from 1947 to 2014 http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/floods-freezes-exhibition-spelthorne-museum-12468170

Lifelong learning is really the only option http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/01/10-reasons-why-lifelong-learning-is-the-only-option/

Fire safety programs and outreach http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/emergency-services/ottawa-fire-services/fire-safety-programs-and-outreach

Twentieth anniversary of Dandenong Ranges fire http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/twentieth-anniversary-of-dandenong-ranges-fire.html

2 free articles from February issue of EARTH! http://www.americangeosciences.org/geotimes/2-free-articles-february-issue-earth-mondaymotivation

Real-time earthquake map http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

Fire season prompts biosecurity warning http://www.lbn.org.au/2017/01/23/fire-season-prompts-biosecurity-warning/?platform=hootsuite

New issue of Lithosphere online http://lithosphere.gsapubs.org/content/9/1.toc?etoc

Eastenders bus crash: a realistic portrayal of a disaster? https://preparednessthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/eastenders-bus-crash-a-realistic-portrayal-of-a-disaster/

Unusual Sources of Tsunamis – From Krakatoa to Monterey Bay https://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/

“Be Prepared” – In The Home http://www.whatcomready.org/be-prepared-in-the-home/

California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/atmospheric-rivers-california-megaflood-lessons-from-forgotten-catastrophe/

Use this online service to find out how likely it is that a place in England could flood in the future https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-flood-risk/

This dynamic earth: a teaching companion https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/file_mngr/file-139/This_Dynamic_Planet-Teaching_Companion_Packet.pdf

Tips On Protecting Pets From Flooding http://www.foundanimals.org/tips-protecting-pets-flooding/

Disaster psychology

The trauma of the Granville train disaster – Forty years of missing John http://www.nurseuncut.com.au/the-trauma-of-the-granville-train-disaster/

One disaster response aspect that often gets overlooked: emotional recovery https://redcrosschat.org/2017/01/23/disaster-happens-next/?utm_source=arctwitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=disaster

How Being Part of a Crowd Can Change You For the Better http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/01/how-being-part-of-a-crowd-can-change-you-for-the-better.html?mid=twitter-share-scienceofus

Social capital and disasters

You and your neighbors can help each other more in a crisis than the government http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/the-secret-to-surviving-a-disaster-could-start-next-door/74653

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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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