Today in disaster resilience (31 March 2017)

Please find below links to news from around the world related to some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Avalanche hits school group in Nasu, Japan http://www.smh.com.au/world/avalanche-hits-school-group-in-nasu-japan-20170327-gv7e1v

Peru’s devastating floods cause US$3 billion in damage http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Peru-s-devastating-floods-cause-US-3-billion-in-damage_93638

EF1 Tornado hit Clermont County Sunday, National Weather Service says http://www.wcpo.com/weather/tornado-hit-clermont-county-sunday-national-weather-service-says

Mudslide buries Peruvian village, leaving little to claim http://www.wral.com/mudslide-buries-peruvian-village-leaving-little-to-claim/16605899/

Cyclone Debbie live updates: Queensland cleans up as storm moves inland http://www.theage.com.au/queensland/cyclone-debbie-live-updates-queensland-cleans-up-as-storm-moves-inland-20170328-gv8l1o.html?platform=hootsuite

The science behind Cyclone Debbie http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2017/03/the-science-behind-cyclone-debbie?adbsc=social_20170328_71149666&adbid=846854421430489088&adbpl=tw&adbpr=34800396

Cyclone Debbie by the numbers: How it compares with Cyclone Tracy, Marcia, Yasi http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/cyclone-debbie-by-the-numbers-how-it-compares-with-cyclone-tracy-marcia-yasi-and-the-others-20170329-gv8vze.html?utm_content=buffer2fe78&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Peru floods: Four killed as Piura bursts its banks http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39418314

NSW floods: Sirens sound in Lismore as levee cracks and floods city http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/nsw-floods-sirens-sound-in-lismore-as-levee-cracks-and-floods-city-20170330-gvag39.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nc&eid=socialn%3Atwi-13omn1677-edtrl-other%3Annn-17%2F02%2F2014-edtrs_socialshare-all-nnn-nnn-vars-o%26sa%3DD%26usg%3DALhdy28zsr6qiq

Beaudesert hit with record floods http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/03/31/beaudesert-hit-record-floods

Residents who copped the worst of the 2011 Brisbane flood brace for the worst again as waters rise http://www.couriermail.com.au/technology/residents-who-copped-the-worst-of-the-2011-brisbane-flood-brace-for-the-worst-again-as-waters-rise/news-story/6eefdfdb4de9cbd750be633459e42635

Disaster risk reduction

Kiwi scientist’s trek to volcanic hotspot http://www.nzherald.co.nz/science/news/article.cfm?c_id=82&objectid=11825872

Episodic Tremor and Slip http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/pprs-pprp/pubs/GF-GI/GEOFACT_ETS_e.pdf

The Mitchell Creek landslide in British Columbia, Canada http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/03/24/mitchell-creek-landslide-1/

Notorious L.A. earthquake fault more dangerous than experts believed, new research shows http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-newport-inglewood-earthquake-20170321-story.html

European Forum targets disaster risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52479

Lloyd’s calls on insurers to improve cities’ resilience to catastrophes http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/lloyd-s-calls-on-insurers-to-improve-cities-resilience-to-catastrophes-11466

Future cities: building infrastructure resilience https://www.lloyds.com/~/media/files/news%20and%20insight/risk%20insight/2017/arup/lloyds_arup%20future%20cities%202017.pdf

Thunderstorms Pose as Much Property Risk as Hurricanes http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/03/27/thunderstorms-pose-as-much-property-risk-as-hurricanes/

M=4.5 earthquake highlights Hawaii’s tectonic past, present, and future http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/m4-5-earthquake-highlights-hawaiis-tectonic-past-present-and-future-2863/

Saving the Flame by Protecting Azerbaijan’s Mountain Communities from Flooding https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/land-of-fire

A new eruption from Kambalny in southern Kamchatka https://www.wired.com/2017/03/russian-volcano-just-erupted-first-time-centuries/?mbid=social_twitter

More than a Hundred Years of Flooding and Erosion in One Event http://www.geosociety.org/GSA/News/Releases/GSA/News/pr/2017/17-17.aspx

New Hydro Map Service Available https://www.usgs.gov/news/new-hydro-map-service-available

JR firms hone earthquake-response systems for shinkansen lines http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/28/national/jr-firms-hone-earthquake-response-systems-for-shinkansen-lines/#.WNrRndKGPIU

How Affordable Is Flood Insurance in New York City and What Can Be Done to Address Affordability Issues? https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9957.html?adbsc=social_20170328_1408601&adbid=846815411161092096&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

Asia suffered S$116b losses from disasters last year, study shows http://www.todayonline.com/business/asia-suffered-s116b-losses-disasters-last-year-study-shows?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 http://media.swissre.com/documents/sigma2_2017_en.pdf

Peru’s deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities http://news.trust.org/item/20170323090649-vafut/

New data needed to improve prescribing, combat threat of antibiotic resistance http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/issue-briefs/2017/03/trends-in-us-antibiotic-use

The Real Threat to National Security: Deadly Disease https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/opinion/the-real-threat-to-national-security-deadly-disease.html?_r=0

Cyclone Debbie: we can design cities to withstand these natural disasters https://theconversation.com/cyclone-debbie-we-can-design-cities-to-withstand-these-natural-disasters-75287

Where Levees Fail In California, Nature Can Step In To Nurture Rivers http://www.npr.org/2017/03/29/521939643/where-levees-fail-in-california-nature-can-step-in-to-nurture-rivers?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Santa Monica adopts nation’s most extensive earthquake retrofit plan http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-santa-monica-earthquake-retrofit-20170328-story.html

Linking spatial fire planning to management of large fires https://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/projects/linking-spatial-fire-planning-management-large-fires?platform=hootsuite

Since 2000, Earth Observing-1 has provided stunning views of our planet. Now its work comes to an end https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Gallery/eo1.php?src=features-hp&eocn=home&eoci=feature

Econometric modeling of fire management expenditures https://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/projects/econometric-modeling-fire-management-expenditures?platform=hootsuite

Resilient Thessaloniki strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/city/thessaloniki#/-_/

Emergency management

The Future of Tornado Warnings: More Precise, More Lead Time, Fewer False Alarms https://weather.com/storms/tornado/news/tornado-warnings-future-facets-nssl

Study shows refugees’ and immigrants’ resilience in disasters https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/news-events-and-notices/news/news-2017/02/study-shows-refugees-and-immigrants-resilience-in-disasters.html

Manitoba flood forecast data centre getting busy http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/floods-forecast-unduche-manitoba-1.4039604

Think of the children when disasters strike http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/uncategorized/325470-think-of-the-children-when-disasters-strike?platform=hootsuite

Outback training weekend ‘turns to disaster’ in far west New South Wales http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-27/outback-training-weekend-turns-to-mock-disaster/8383142?platform=hootsuite

Canyon Fire Shelter Deployment and Entrapment Incident Review http://wildfiretoday.com/documents/Canyon_Fire_Review.pdf

IoT: Connected Emergency Services https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/iot-connected-emergency-services-marc-valls-estefanell

What is left when Peru’s flood waters recede? http://in.reuters.com/article/peru-floods-idINKBN16Y20N?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20reuters%2FINworldNews%20%28News%20%2F%20IN%20%2F%20World%20News%29

Boulder Fire Is a Reminder of the Need for Community Collaborations https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/near-misses-and-far-sightedness-boulder-fire-is-a-reminder-of-the-need-for-community-collaborations

New tsunami sirens to be installed on Vancouver Island http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/new-tsunami-sirens-to-be-installed-on-vancouver-island-1.3344444

Trump to Toss Obama’s Orders to Prepare for Extreme Weather https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-27/trump-said-to-toss-obama-s-orders-to-prepare-for-extreme-weather

Appointment of CFA Chief Officer http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/appointment-of-chief-officer.html

Cyclones in Queensland: Learning from five of the worst ever recorded http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-27/learning-from-history-five-of-the-worst-recorded-cyclones/8389558

Kaikoura Earthquake produced seven-metre tsunami http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11827071

Contemporary patterns of fire extent and severity in forests of the Pacific Northwest, USA (1985–2010) http://www.nwfirescience.org/biblio/contemporary-patterns-fire-extent-and-severity-forests-pacific-northwest-usa-1985%E2%80%932010?platform=hootsuite

Australian tropical cyclone activity lower than at any time over the past 550–1,500 years http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v505/n7485/abs/nature12882.html

Matthew: A storm of three tales https://www.munichre.com/en/reinsurance/magazine/topics-online/2017/topics-geo/hurricane-matthew/index.html

New technology will transform how floods are forecast across England https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/28/new-technology-will-transform-how-floods-are-forecast-across-england/

Worldwide Waterwatch March 2017 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/3/15/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-march-2017

Up, up and very far away: Remote sensing in flood response https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/30/up-up-and-very-far-away-remote-sensing-in-flood-response/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Great English Earthquake http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/heritage/heritage_column_the_earthquake_at_fairlop_1_4947811

Citizen Seismology http://www.citizenseismology.eu/

Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness https://disaster.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/specialpopulationsanddisasters.html

Pet Disaster-Preparedness Kit http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/tips/pet_disaster_preparedness_kit.html

Vehicles as weapons: can we be prepared? https://preparednessthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/vehicles-as-weapons-can-we-be-prepared/

Cyclone Debbie: How the BOM names cyclones http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-25/cyclone-debbie-how-are-cyclones-named/8386496

What is a cyclone? The difference between a cyclone, hurricane and typhoon http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/what-cyclone-difference-between-cyclone-hurricane-typhoon-1613969?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

New tool lets Delawareans check for flood risk http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2017/03/26/new-areas-delaware-show-up-flood-maps/99204028/

Do you want to make a difference to flood risk in the South West? https://www.gov.uk/government/news/do-you-want-to-make-a-difference-to-flood-risk-in-the-south-west–2

Public foresight activities for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation http://www.placard-network.eu/using-foresight-in-public-to-public-partnerships-reflections-from-era-learn-training/?utm_content=bufferb4e41&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

To engage citizens in planning technology must be matched with a participatory culture https://dailyplanet.climate-kic.org/technology-must-matched-participatory-culture-engage-citizens-planning/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Self Recovery App https://www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies/self-recovery-app/index.html

Disaster psychology

The role of prior experience in informing and motivating earthquake preparedness http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916303296

Preparedness behaviours and attitudes http://ncdp.columbia.edu/research/preparedness-attitudes-behaviors/

Lions, Lambs & Lone Wolves: Archetypical Disaster Roles and their Relationship to Preparedness Behaviors http://ncdptraining.cumc.columbia.edu/~columbia/files/Abramson%20APHA%202010%20Lions%20Lambs%20Lone%20Wolves%20poster.pdf

Backing our frontline: Paramedic’s pain after witnessing relative’s attempted suicide http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/backing-our-frontline-paramedics-pain-after-witnessing-relatives-attempted-suicide-20170317-gv0ue7.html

Life experiences boost quake preparation http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11826893

Worried about shark attacks or terrorism? Here’s how to think about the real risk of rare events https://theconversation.com/worried-about-shark-attacks-or-terrorism-heres-how-to-think-about-the-real-risk-of-rare-events-74690?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20March%2030%202017%20-%2070865329&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20March%2030%202017%20-%2070865329+CID_bc4a224fbb7f6e36f99c0561b9fe0615&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=Worried%20about%20shark%20attacks%20or%20terrorism%20Heres%20how%20to%20think%20about%20the%20real%20risk%20of%20rare%20events

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making http://www.sjdm.org/

Direct experience of a disaster can be a strong motivator of preparedness http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916303296

Four ways you can help your kids deal with a natural disaster https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-alerts/news/four-ways-you-can-help-your-kids-deal-with-a-natural-disaster

Alberta social workers consider network for co-ordinated disaster response http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-social-work-disaster-response-1.4045712?cmp=rss&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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