Today in disaster resilience (10 February 2017)

Please find below links to some recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Current emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Feb 2017: Colima volcano, Dukono, Cleveland, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bogoslof https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61482/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Feb-2017-Colima-volcano-Dukono-Cleveland-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bogoslof.html

Peru – Floods Affect 60,000 in Lambayeque, 1,800 Homes Destroyed http://floodlist.com/america/peru-floods-lambayeque-february-2017

Colombia – 25,000 Hit by Floods as 8 Rivers Overflow in Nariño http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-25000-hit-floods-8-rivers-overflow-narino

Zimbabwe – Floods in 4 Provinces Damage Crops and Houses, 7 Reported Dead in Gokwe http://floodlist.com/africa/zimbabwe-floods-february-2017

Chile’s President Says Cataclysmic Wildfires Are Largely Under Control http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/06/513716665/chiles-president-says-cataclysmic-wildfires-are-largely-under-control?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Melbourne weather: Flash flooding, damaged buildings as Victoria pummelled with rain http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-06/melbourne-weather-flash-flooding-in-victoria-rain-bom-forecast/8243208

San Lorenzo River floods south of Felton http://www.ksbw.com/article/evacuations-underway-in-felton-grove-as-san-lorenzo-river-floods/8687139

South Australia, Adelaide heatwave: Heat to strike for rest of the week http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/adelaide-heatwave-heat-to-strike-for-rest-of-the-week/news-story/1dcdb7ac7c24df549994eb299e41da9c

Tornadoes in Louisiana https://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail2.php?MediaID=1995&MediaTypeID=1

Sydney flooding: More rain forecast as residents return to Marrickville apartment after evacuation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-07/flash-flooding-wreaks-havoc-in-sydney,-house-collapses/8247234

Southeastern US Tornadoes Leave Wreckage and Amazing Survival Stories http://edmdigest.com/news/tornadoes-survival-stories/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=tornadoes-survival-stories&utm_campaign=Blog%20-%20In%20CyberDefense%20-%20ST%20-%20AMU

Peru floods: 170 000 affected people, 1 105 destroyed houses https://watchers.news/2017/02/08/peru-floods-february-2017/

Severe weather update on heatwave across Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y51XCtIOXs&feature=youtu.be

Extreme heat brings health, fire and power cut warnings across south-eastern Australia https://www.theguardian.com/weather/2017/feb/10/extreme-heat-health-fire-power-cut-warnings-south-eastern-australia?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster risk reduction

Australia on the move: how GPS keeps up with a continent in constant motion https://theconversation.com/australia-on-the-move-how-gps-keeps-up-with-a-continent-in-constant-motion-71883

Applying Resilience Thinking With Our Partners in Africa https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/applying-resilience-thinking-with-partners-africa/?utm_source=social%20media&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_content=RF%20Blog

Demi Lovato reportedly has her house red tagged after a landslide in Hollywood http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/02/02/demi-lovato-reportedly-has-her-house-red-tagged-after-a-landslide-in-hollywood/

New flood resilient demonstration home is launched http://specificationonline.co.uk/articles/2017-02-03/new-flood-resilient-demonstration-home-is-launched

Latest Molino Stewart’s Floodplain Manager newsletter http://www.m2news.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20069&t=4f7101abaabeeb763d3eb7743a060a0b

A New Comprehensive Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism https://www.csis.org/features/turning-point

Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2017/02/06/natural-hazards-and-risk-reduction-in-the-modern-world/#.WJjXf4kV6oY.twitter

Californians Deprioritize Need for Earthquake Retrofitting and Insurance http://www.routefifty.com/2017/02/californians-deprioritize-need-earthquake-retrofitting-and-insurance/135166/?oref=RouteFiftyTCO

Small scale floating facilities as a bottom up approach to improving opportunities in ‘wet slums’ https://www.floatingcityapps.com/blog/

Canada Scores a C Minus for Flood Preparedness http://www.investmentreview.com/analysis-research/canada-scores-a-c-minus-for-flood-preparedness-7421

Recent trends in U.S. flood risk http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL071199/abstract

Wallaceburg is frequent flooding capital of Canada http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2017/02/05/wallaceburg-is-frequent-flooding-capital-of-canada

Human exposure and sensitivity to globally extreme wildfire events http://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-016-0058

Record Year for Controlled Burns by The Nature Conservancy http://wildfireinthewest.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/record-year-for-controlled-burns-by.html

We can learn a lot from disasters, and we now know some areas don’t recover https://theconversation.com/we-can-learn-a-lot-from-disasters-and-we-now-know-some-areas-dont-recover-71008

UK – Report Urges Government to End 7-Year Freeze of Flood Resilience Rules http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/uk-report-urges-government-end-7-year-freeze-flood-resilience-rules

Sunshine Coast bushfire a ‘warning shot’ of more to come: fire ecologist http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/sunshine-coast-bushfire-a-warning-shot-of-more-to-come-fire-ecologist-20170208-gu8c20.html?utm_content=bufferbc46d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Exactly how bad is antibiotic resistance right now? http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/exactly-how-bad-is-antibiotic-resistance-right-now,450053

Flash Flood Guidance System Improves Predictive Skills https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/flash-flood-guidance-system-improves-predictive-skills

New flood resilient demonstration home launched http://www.scottishhousingnews.com/13809/new-flood-resilient-demonstration-home-launched/#

Wildfire has ‘very, very different pattern’ of impacted areas http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/wildfire-different-pattern-impacted-areas-catiq-catastrophe-conference-speaker-1004108617/

Ancient landslide took a ‘massive bite’ out of Australia, say scientists http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0208/Ancient-landslide-took-a-massive-bite-out-of-Australia-say-scientists?cmpid=gigya-tw

Environment Agency highlights how one in six homes in England at risk of flooding while testing Wells flood gate http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/environment_agency_highlights_how_one_in_six_homes_in_england_at_risk_of_flooding_while_testing_wells_flood_gate_1_4883640?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

U.S. severe weather, flooding leads to billion-dollar cost for insurance industry in January http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/u-s-severe-weather-flooding-leads-billion-dollar-cost-insurance-industry-january-aon-benfield-1004108645/

Emergency management

Annual disaster statistical review 2015: the numbers and trends http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/51447?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

NASA researchers are closing in on technology that will pinpoint locations of first responders in structures http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Pointing-to-a-Safer-Future-for-First-Responders.html?utm_term=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=Too%20Many%20Amber%20Alerts&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

Emergency Manager’s Weekly Report https://sites.google.com/site/emergencymanagersweeklyreport/home

The Ongoing Quest to Assess & Measure Preparedness https://www.domesticpreparedness.com/preparedness/the-ongoing-quest-to-assess-measure-preparedness/

2016: A historic year for billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in U.S. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/2016-historic-year-billion-dollar-weather-and-climate-disasters-us

The 50th Anniversary of Operational Firebombing in Australia https://author.emv.vic.gov.au/news/the-50th-anniversary-of-operational-firebombing-in-australia

Washington’s 30-year earthquake drill for the ‘Big One’: Order studies. Ignore them. Repeat. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/washington-30-year-earthquake-drill-for-big-one-order-studies-ignore-them-repeat/

All Android phones in the world, from Gingerbread OS version onwards, now include Advanced Mobile Location (AML), an emergency call-based location solution http://www.eena.org/press-releases/aml-in-android#.WJoys9J97IU

Extreme weather: underprepared hospitals under pressure http://www.borderwatch.com.au/story/4451901/extreme-weather-has-hospitals-feeling-heat/?cs=2452

Speed or deliberation: a comparison of post-disaster recovery in Japan, Turkey, and Chile http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/disa.12219/epdf

Using Satellites to Size Up the Severity of Crop Fires in Northern India http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2017/02/08/the-crop-residue-fires-in-northern-india-were-the-most-severe-in-more-than-a-decade/?src=eorss-blogs&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

With his earthquake remark, PM has insulted the people of Uttarakhand: Congress http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/elections/assembly-elections/uttarakhand/news/with-his-earthquake-remark-pm-has-insulted-the-people-of-uttarakhand-congress/articleshow/57045022.cms

‘Mercy dash’ airlifts vital supplies to feed flooded remote WA Aboriginal community http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-08/mercy-dash-to-feed-remote-aboriginal-community-in-wa/8252086

Craig Fugate quietly leaves FEMA post http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/craig-fugate-quietly-leaves-fema-post/2312688

What we can learn from the UK’s 2015 /2016 extreme flooding? https://www.envirotech-online.com/article/water-wastewater/9/aquaread-limited/pwhat-we-can-learn-from-2015-2016rsquos-extreme-floodingp/2151

SEPA publishes plans to deliver flood warning service over next 5 years http://media.sepa.org.uk/media-releases/2017/sepa-publishes-plans-to-deliver-flood-warning-service-over-next-5-years/

Lessons to be learned from some of the worst winter floods in history http://social.selective.com/articles/lessons-learned-from-the-worst-wintertime-floods

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Black Tuesday anniversary prompts warning Tasmanian bushfire threat higher than ever http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-07/warning-hobart-bushfire-threat-higher-than-ever/8238362

First Cumbria Flood Expo hailed a success by visitors and exhibitors http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/02/06/first-cumbria-flood-expo-hailed-success-visitors-exhibitors/

Kids’ TV Is Ignoring Climate Change http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/02/science_tv_shows_for_kids_on_nickelodeon_disney_and_pbs_ignore_climate_change.html

Streaming Lava, Collapsing Cliffs and a Hawaii Volcano’s Spectacular Show https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/science/hawaii-lava-stream.html?action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

How to flood proof your home http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-4191228/Simple-tips-flood-proof-home-ahead-storms.html

Water professionals, companies and consultants to meet at UK’s largest flood event http://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13506-water-professionals-companies-and-consultants-to-meet-at-uk%E2%80%99s-largest-flood-event

Real-time disaster data streams with up-to-the-minute overview of current hazards impacting the United States http://disastermap.net/

General Population Knowledge about Extreme Heat: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Lisbon and Madrid http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/2/122?utm_content=bufferc2fc6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Using virtual reality headsets to explain flood mitigation designs to local residents http://www.wsp-pb.com/en/WSP-UK/Who-we-are/Newsroom/News-releases1/Silent-page-container/How-Virtual-Reality-is-helping-the-fight-against-flooding/

What can we learn from studying people’s flood memories? And how do these memories relate to resilience? http://delta.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/delta_blog.html?&L=1&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=74&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=b24421b824db545bd3f096da301d50d2

You Are Traveling Into a Tornado Warning http://blog.wdtinc.com/you-are-traveling-into-a-tornado-warning

Collaborative project aims at educating the public on effects of global climate change https://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/policyschool/2017/02/collaborative-project-aims-at-educating-the-public-on-effects-of-global-climate-change/

Annie Dillard on the Winter Solstice and How the Snowy Season Anneals Us to Life https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/12/21/annie-dillard-winter-solstice/

Make Your Own Paper Model of a Volcano https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1991/0115a/report.pdf

Sustainable Flood Memories   a blog about, for and with communities’ memories of the River Severn floods, UK https://floodmemories.wordpress.com/

Research into social-ecological flood resilience in Scotland http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/meeting-challenge-of-preparing-for-next-time-floods-hit-our-communities-1-4360018

Social Media and Emergency Management

Some on Twitter seem to be very excited for the first Indian earthquake of 2017 http://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/earthquake-hits-north-india-twitterati-shake-things-up-on-social-media/

Facebook’s new Community Help feature will make it easier for disaster survivors to find and offer relief http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/facebook-community-help/

When people get news through social media, they re-share that news one out of four times http://www.journalism.org/2017/02/09/how-americans-encounter-recall-and-act-upon-digital-news/

Social Media Tools https://blog.thesocialms.com/Tools/

Disaster psychology

Washington Households’  Expected  Responses  to Lahar Threat From Mt. Rainier https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313243397_Washington_households%27_expected_responses_to_lahar_threat_from_Mt_Rainier

Social capital and disasters

Low levels of resilience amongst flood-exposed households associated with inequalities in social capital ties http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/51613

Key friendships vital for effective human social networks https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170208111616.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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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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