Today in disaster resilience (7 April 2017)

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Massive mudslides leave hundreds dead and missing in Mocoa, Colombia https://watchers.news/2017/04/02/massive-mudslides-leave-hundreds-dead-and-missing-in-mocoa-colombia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Floodwaters sweep away house minutes after family rescued from roof http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-02/floodwaters-sweep-away-house-minutes-after-family-rescued/8409188

Rockhampton braces as Fitzroy River heads toward flood level http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-03/cyclone-debbie-rockhampton-residents-brace-for-major-flooding/8409280

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Apr 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62335/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Apr-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba-.html

Cyclone Debbie flooding clean-up underway in Logan, south of Brisbane, after river peaks http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-02/clean-up-logan-south-of-brisbane-flood-levels-highest-since-1974/8408490

Cyclone Debbie: Australia surveys devastation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39470971

These are the five who died in Cyclone Debbie’s wake https://www.qt.com.au/news/these-are-five-who-died-cyclone-debbies-wake/3162169/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Floods in Peru—‘This is no natural disaster: It’s a social one’ https://firstperson.oxfamamerica.org/2017/03/floods-in-peru-this-is-no-natural-disaster-its-a-social-one/

Red River Floodway and Portage Diversion activated, cutting flood risk in Winnipeg http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/red-river-floodway-activated-1.4049575

U.S. Southeast on guard for tornadoes after storm kills four http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather-south-idUSKBN1752ID?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

Aerial footage shows avalanche of mud in deadly Colombia floods http://mashable.com/2017/04/02/mocoa-colombia-aerial-footage-avalanche/?utm_content=buffer246b0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#C0nFxUxG2OqM

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Apr 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62354/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Apr-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Tu.html

8 Canadian communities declare state of emergency due to flooding http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/red-river-flood-recedes-1.4051971

Ex-Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc in New Zealand http://news.trust.org/item/20170404203014-smcea/?source=spotnewsfeed&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

NASA Analyzes Storms that Caused Deadly Colombia Mudslides https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-analyzes-storms-that-caused-deadly-colombia-mudslides

Mississippi woman, among four killed in storms, desperately tried to direct rescuers in 911 call http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/weather_traffic/article_08938e9a-1880-11e7-8eef-9b9d4a1f2a59.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Kambalny, Etna https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62402/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Kambalny-Etna.html

Some Atlantans leave homes amid flooding; more warnings issued http://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt–politics/some-atlantans-leave-homes-amid-flooding-more-warnings-issued/BZFM5EqV2jmov4AkqZesSO/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rockhampton locals paddle to the pub as flood peak looms http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/rockhampton-locals-paddle-to-the-pub-as-flood-peak-looms-20170405-gveo1e.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Pregnant cow survives 70-kilometre swim in NSW floodwater to scramble out of river at Pimlico http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-05/cow-survives-70km-swim-nsw-floodwater/8417480

Death Toll of Colombia Floods, Mudslides Rises to 286 http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2434125&CategoryId=12393&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Northern Namibia braced for worst flood in memory http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/northern-namibia-braces-worst-flood-memory-170317113756362.html

Two homes, four RVs destroyed in Okeechobee County by possible tornado http://weatherplus.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/04/06/possible-tornado-in-okeechobee-county-nws-investigating/

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Apr 2017: Dukono volcano, Cleveland, Nevados de Chillán, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62419/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Apr-2017-Dukono-volcano-Cleveland-Nevados-de-Chillan-Sabancaya-B.html

Satellite photos of flooding from Cyclone Debbie https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89955&src=twitter-nh

Hundreds evacuated from New Zealand town after levee fails http://globalnews.ca/news/3360403/new-zealand-levee-fails/

Disaster risk reduction

Australian continent has deformed responding to atmospheric and water cycle change http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL072999/abstract

Wetlands and Flood Mitigation: The 10 Percent Solution https://blogs.agu.org/terracentral/2017/03/31/wetlands-flood-mitigation-10-percent-solution/

A global partnership builds resilience and renews hope of Yemenis http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2016/10/24/New-UNDP-World-Bank-partnership-makes-a-difference-in-war-torn-Yemen.html

Local, strategic and economic: a recipe for risk reduction http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52572

Demonstrating the role that natural infrastructure such as coastal wetlands and mangrove swamps can play in mitigating property losses from hurricanes and flooding events http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170403/NEWS06/912312692/Coalition-looks-to-natural-disaster-barriers-coastal-gray-infrastructure-green-w

Keep Florida Communities Safe, Preserve Florida’s Strong Building Codes http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58d523e3e4b06c3d3d3e6ca1

Update: Dunmunkle Creek Flood Investigation http://www.wcma.stfi.re/news/news-detail/2017/03/24/update-dunmunkle-creek-flood-investigation?sf=bzkdbda&utm_content=bufferfb54c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#aa

A government that’s underwhelmed by disaster http://www.afr.com/news/policy/a-government-thats-underwhelmed-by-disaster-20170111-gtpbop

Can we really use El Niño to predict flooding? https://thesocialmetwork.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/can-we-really-use-el-nino-to-predict-flooding/

An innovative suite of tools and resources to help end users identify water catchments susceptible to post-fire soil erosion, flooding and water quality risks http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/science-backed-tools-enhance-water-catchment-management

NSW floods: Insurance industry defends high premiums, calls for more disaster mitigation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-04/insurance-industry-defends-high-premiums-for-lismore-residents/8414526

Flooding from Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc with Queensland coal industry http://www.smh.com.au/business/flooding-from-cyclone-debbie-wreaks-havoc-with-queensland-coal-industry-20170401-gvbpyt.html

The Great Lie of American Flood Risk https://www.wired.com/2017/03/great-lie-american-flood-risk/?mbid=social_fb_onsiteshare

Research News is the newsletter from the Joint Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Research and Development Programme http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/Libraries/FCERM_Documents/Issue_28_-_March_2017.sflb.ashx#page17

Professor Quarantelli, a leader in disaster research, passes away https://www.drc.udel.edu/news/Pages/quarantelli.aspx

Flood-hit farmers given £800,000 to help develop natural flood management projects https://www.farminguk.com/News/Flood-hit-farmers-given-800-000-to-help-develop-natural-flood-management-projects_46076.html

Preparing for the Future Using Lessons From Hurricane Sandy https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/nyregion/preparing-for-the-future-using-lessons-from-hurricane-sandy.html?_r=0

Simulated ocean response to tropical cyclones: The effect of a novel parameterization of mixing from unbroken surface waves http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016MS000878/full

Mapped: Where £4.4bn is being spent on flood protection in England https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-where-four-point-four-billion-being-spent-flood-protection

Opinion: Resilience key to livable and strong Vancouver http://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/opinion-resilience-key-to-livable-and-strong-vancouver

Exploring the multiple-lines of defense approach to managing tsunami risk http://envirodm.org/post/six-years-after-tsunami-japan-is-finding-ways-to-work-with-nature

Social geology — integrating sustainability concepts into Earth sciences http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016787817300044

Panel: mitigating disaster and measuring risk in the wake of Cyclone Debbie http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/mitigating-disaster-and-measuring-risk-in-the-wake-of-cyclone/8416830?utm_content=buffera8fac&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Insurance could help Latin America break the link between extreme weather and extreme poverty https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/breaking-the-link-between-extreme-weather-and-extreme-poverty-how-insurance-can-help-latin-america-become-more-resilient

Poll: Nearly 75% of Voters Back Flood Reforms http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/04/05/poll-nearly-75-percent-of-voters-back-flood-reforms

Wivenhoe Dam $900 million safety revamp considered to prevent Brisbane flood disaster http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-05/wivenhoe-dam-needs-safety-revamp-to-limit-massive-brisbane-flood/8419472

Communities all over are adopting nature-based solutions to reduce flood risk — and it’s working https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/flooding-risk-and-naturally-resilient-communities.xml

March 2017 edition of Floodplain Manager newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20217&t=3aa7bd0a2c4efdac25e26afecb663681

Before the storm https://blogs.csiro.au/ecos/before-the-storm/

Overlooked Landslides https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89969

Global Resilience Challenge Water Window addressing resilience issues of flood prone communities http://www.globalresiliencepartnership.org/water/

Natural floods and unnatural disasters in Bihar http://indiaclimatedialogue.net/2017/03/22/natural-floods-unnatural-disasters-bihar/

Emergency management

An unexpected study in firefighter harassment https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/226550018-An-unexpected-study-in-firefighter-harassment/

The future of technology in crisis response https://medium.com/@UNOCHA/the-future-of-technology-in-crisis-response-2b73d5873c5c

The role of volunteers in the human development agenda https://www.unv.org/news/role-volunteers-human-development-agenda-interview-selim-jahan-lead-author-human-development

Six years after the 2011 Japan tsunami tens of thousands remain homeless, and, for some, life has just gotten tougher since the disaster https://globalvoices.org/2017/04/03/six-years-on-how-fukushima-miyagi-and-iwate-are-recovering-from-the-tsunami/

We’re helping people affected by floods triggered by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie http://www.redcross.org.au/news/cyclone-debbie-aftermath.aspx

Anxious people, frightened dogs and rising floodwaters: a Red Cross volunteer shares her sleepless night in Lismore http://www.redcross.org.au/news/one-night-in-an-evacuation-centre.aspx

Public Health Preparedness and Response National Snapshot 2017 https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/whyitmatters/index.html?platform=hootsuite

Working in hot temperatures increases the risk of suffering a heart attack, researchers have said http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39478080

Snake, spider and rat alert in aftermath of eastern states floods https://thewest.com.au/news/severe-weather/snake-spider-and-rat-alert-in-aftermath-of-eastern-states-floods-ng-b88434208z

Flood, landslide reconstruction expected to cost 15 billion USD in Peru http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/05/c_136182685.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Last minute rush for flood grants http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/04/04/last-minute-rush-flood-grants/

Why Cancer Is Killing Boston’s Firefighters http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2017/03/19/firefighters-cancer/2/

‘We had to stand guard to stop the grubs’: Mum fends off looters after floods http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/we-had-to-stand-guard-to-stop-the-grubs-mum-fends-off-looters-after-floods/news-story/a5efab80785a70736bd4aed48f62e4a1

Households and businesses affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie and its aftermath are being warned to watch out for scam artists posing as builders or insurance company assessors http://www.insurancecouncil.com.au/media_release/plain/409

Research: how mountain waves can escalate bushfires http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/1311/research-how-mountain-waves-can-escalate-bushfires/?cid=003tw33

The fault behind the catastrophic Colombian flood http://temblor.net/flood-insights/the-fault-behind-the-catastrophic-colombian-flood-2911/

Enabling emergency responders across Europe to detect and respond to Waze crash reports in real-time https://thenextweb.com/eu/2017/04/05/waze-is-launching-a-new-project-to-save-lives-in-europe/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=Google%27s%20Waze%20is%20launching%20a%20new%20project%20to%20save%20lives%20in%20Europe&utm_campaign=share%2Bbutton#.tnw_UyjN467V

NSW floods: Locals say road where mum Stephanie King and children died was not closed http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-05/community-remembers-mother-and-children-killed-in-nsw-floods/8416626

Warnings but no action preceded deadly flood in Colombia https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/years-of-warnings-preceded-deadly-flood-in-southern-colombia/2017/04/05/539cfe68-19b5-11e7-8598-9a99da559f9e_story.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_term=.b1b711ebfb82

Prosecution to hear south Colombia authorities over Mocoa disaster http://colombiareports.com/prosecution-hear-south-colombia-authorities-mocoa-disaster/

Arizona Court Rules on Duty to Protect Property in Naturally Caused Wildfires http://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2017/04/04/arizona-court-rules-on-duty-to-protect-property-in-naturally-caused-wildfires/

How do we stop volunteer emergency service workers quitting? https://theconversation.com/how-do-we-stop-volunteer-emergency-service-workers-quitting-73836

Businesses rally around Edgecumbe after floods http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11833738&ref=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Climate Change Skeptic Group Seeks to Influence 200,000 Teachers http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/climate-change-skeptic-group-seeks-to-influence-200000-teachers/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_term=20170402&utm_content=849957831&linkId=36092100

UN Online Volunteering https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en

April is Tsunami Awareness Month http://bigislandnow.com/2017/04/04/april-is-tsunami-awareness-month/

Disaster statistics http://www.preventionweb.net/tags/pw:statistics/Disaster%20statistics#hits=20&sortby=default&view=pw&filter=usertags%3A%5E%22pw%3Astatistics%22%24

Two-stage opening of the Dover Strait and the origin of island Britain http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15101

Developing a “harmonized” language for climate services and disaster risk reduction https://www.sei-international.org/blog-articles/3657?utm_content=buffer6a602&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIresearch

Tropical cyclones: just for the tropics? http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/1299/tropical-cyclones-just-for-the-tropics/?cid=003tw34

A majority of American voters say they have been impacted by flooding in some way http://www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/assets/2017/04/cp_poll_nearly_75_percent_of_voters_back_flood_reforms_memo.pdf

15 Skills For Surviving A Collapsed City http://www.survivopedia.com/12-skills-to-surviving-a-collapsed-city/

Rocky is no stranger to major floods https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/2017/floods-apart-of-rockys-history

How to keep your mobile phone connected when the network is down https://theconversation.com/how-to-keep-your-mobile-phone-connected-when-the-network-is-down-75301

The World Café: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter http://www.theworldcafe.com/

iSeeChange: Investigate how weather and climate change are affecting your environment https://www.iseechange.org/

Social Media and Emergency Management

Using social media to enlist volunteer support for #CycloneDebbie recovery http://emergencyvolunteering.com.au/qld

Pathology of a fake news story https://medium.com/@LeonDerczynski/pathology-of-a-fake-news-story-aa572e6764e8

Why I use emoji in research and teaching https://theconversation.com/why-i-use-emoji-in-research-and-teaching-75399

Reporter using Facebook captures rescue as person drives through floodwaters http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/247038045-story?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Slow-moving, long-predicted incidents like Cyclone Debbie rarely generate substantial engagement from the Twitter community https://theconversation.com/atnix-debbie-misses-twitter-75776

Disaster psychology

Addressing post-traumatic stress disorder in the fire service http://www.firerescuemagazine.com/articles/print/volume-12/issue-3/features/firefighters-and-trauma.html

Flood Risk Perceptions of Lismore Businesses https://riskfrontiers.com/flood-risk-perceptions-of-lismore-businesses/

Learning about psychological first aid http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/learning-about-psychological-first-aid-emps-webinar

The Life Process of Children Who Survived the Manjil Earthquake: A Decaying or Renewing Process http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/the-life-process-of-children-who-survived-the-manjil-earthquake-a-decaying-or-renewing-process/

Post-Traumatic Stress Is All Too Often Created By Police Leadership http://americaoutloud.com/post-traumatic-stress-often-created-police-leadership/

Social capital and disasters

Meet the heroes of Murwillumbah, a tiny town with a big heart http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-03/nsw-floods-murwillumbah-survival-stories/8408946

Digital volunteer systems help local populations by fostering a neighbor-helping-neighbor system http://humanityroad.org/panhandle-strong/

Networks: An Introduction https://www.complexityexplorer.org/explore/resources/535-networks-an-introduction

Logan Ahmadiyya Muslim Community joins ‘Mud Army’ for flood recovery http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-04/logan-muslim-community-pitches-in-for-flood-recovery/8413824

Who leaves, who comes back? http://www.resilientus.org/who-leaves-who-comes-back/

After the flood – community comes together to help elderly neighbours http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/after-flood-community-comes-together-12835286

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I write non-fiction about disaster management and resilience. I also write fiction including poems and short stories.

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