Today in disaster resilience (21 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Turrialba, Sinabung, Nevado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62620/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Turrialba-Sinabung-Nevado.html

Iran – Dozens Dead After Major Floods in North West http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-north-west-april-2017

Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/significant-cold-outbreak-hits-europe-two-more-waves-expected/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bogoslof volcano remains in an unpredictable condition, Alaska https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/bogoslof-volcano-remains-in-an-unpredictable-condition-alaska/

Manam volcano eruption forces evacuations, Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/manam-volcano-eruption-forces-evacuations-papua-new-guinea/

Uruguay – Evacuations in Artigas After River Overflows http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-artigas-rivera-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides https://guardian.ng/news/death-toll-rises-to-113-in-peru-floods-mudslides/

Kazakhstan – 7,000 Evacuated After Snowmelt Causes Floods in 7 Regions http://floodlist.com/asia/kazakhstan-snowmelt-floods-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Apr 2017: Etna volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Poas https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62650/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Apr-2017-Etna-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Poas-Sin.html

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes http://in.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-landslide-idINKBN17L24K

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Apr 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62660/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Apr-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Sabancaya-.html

Disaster risk reduction

Supercomputer Recreation of an Oklahoma Tornado https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/04/14/supercomputer-recreation-oklahoma-tornado/

The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development?CID=DEC_TT_data_EN_EXT

How to find an active fault in New Zealand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-CLW8xQm2M&feature=youtu.be

China to relocate millions of people away from disaster zones https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/04/11/china-relocate-millions-people-away-disaster-zones

Challenging Assumptions: What Do We Need to Address in Our Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts? https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/challenging-assumptions-what-do-we-need-to-address-in-our-disaster-risk-reduction-efforts/B00A203A74D3B5CF1E31C2C600A6EE9E

Risk for river flooding in lake-rich regions http://swicca.climate.copernicus.eu/start/implemented-cases-of-local-change-adaptation/impact-based-flood-risk-assessment-in-present-and-future-climate/

One Year on: Flood Re succeeds in bringing more choice for flood affected communities http://www.floodre.co.uk/2017/04/04/one-year-flood-re-succeeds-bringing-choice-flood-affected-communities/

Global Flood Map is a physically based map that provides a worldwide view of moderate- and high-hazard flood zones http://www.fmglobal.com/research-and-resources/global-flood-map?utm_content=buffer1327a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sitting in the shadow of volcanic risk http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170418/NEWS06/912312944/Sitting-in-the-shadow-of-volcanic-risk

Flood defence plans heavily favour London and south-east https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/04/flood-defence-plans-heavily-favour-london-and-south-east

New technology allows scientists to see the forces behind the flames http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.6/inside-the-dangerous-and-unpredictable-behavior-of-wildfire

Shallow geological structures triggered during the Mw 6.4 Meinong earthquake, southwestern Taiwan http://tao.cgu.org.tw/index.php/articles/archive/geophysics/item/1535-2017032002mte

A place for floods to go: Boise Greenbelt, parks protect homes and businesses as do dams http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/letters-from-the-west/article145539009.html

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building ‘promising’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/business/91488214/Earthquake-tests-on-cheap-safe-multi-storey-building-promising

BIBA scheme for high flood risk businesses – breaking new ground http://floodassist.co.uk/Home/BlogEntry?blogEntryID=26

The Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan: amazing new Google Earth imagery http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/18/almaluu-bulak-landslide-1/

You raise me up: Lismore homes adapted to the flood plain http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/how-lismore-has-adapted-to-life-on-a-flood-plain/8443098?pfmredir=sm

Public inquiry for £100m Boston Barrier to begin today http://lincolnshirereporter.co.uk/2017/04/public-inquiry-for-100m-boston-barrier-to-begin-today/

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico http://unisdr.org/go/gp2017/programme

What does it take to build a resilient city? https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/apr/20/what-does-it-take-to-build-a-resilient-city-urban-development-local-government?CMP=share_btn_tw

Human-Caused Fires Call for Human Collaboration https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/we-cannot-stand-alone-human-caused-fires-call-for-human-collaboration

How to Reduce Risk from Extreme Weather Events http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-reduce-risk-from-extreme-weather-events_us_58f78fb1e4b0c892a4fb7471

Threatened Himalayas: What do we know? https://www.thethirdpole.net/2017/04/13/threatened-himalayas-what-do-we-know/

Emergency management

The Hurricane Forecast ‘Cone Of Uncertainty’ May Not Mean What You Think https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/04/17/the-hurricane-forecast-cone-of-uncertainty-may-not-mean-what-you-think/#5a8095ec60a0

University researchers designing video game to simulate emergency response during disasters http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/emergency-evacuation-video-game-dalhousie-disaster-flood-1.4030663

Respiratory problems affect 1 in 5 firefighters after Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-firefighter-study-1.4073284

One year after the earthquake in Ecuador, small producers take their businesses to the next level http://stories.undp.org/drivers-for-recovery

Kaikoura doctors awarded for their contribution after last year’s Kaikoura earthquake http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/91620464/kaikoura-doctors-awarded-for-their-contribution-after-last-years-earthquake

Fatal floods in Carmen http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/opinion/2017/04/19/editorial-fatal-floods-carmen-537204?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis, examination reveals http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170419/dam-managers-made-missteps-in-handling-crisis-examination-reveals?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Multi Hazard Early Warning Conference http://www.wmo.int/earlywarnings2017/

Robots to the rescue in post-disaster recovery http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/10/robots-to-the-rescue-in-post-disaster-recovery

Americans are getting less advance notice for tornadoes, as researchers struggle to understand why https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/04/20/americans-are-getting-less-advance-notice-for-tornadoes-as-researchers-struggle-to-understand-why/?utm_term=.7b659e42763f

Interior’s USGS turns to the cloud to make its earthquake app into a life-saving platform https://federalnewsradio.com/ask-the-cio/2017/04/interiors-usgs-turns-to-the-cloud-to-make-its-earthquake-app-into-a-life-saving-platform/

Flood-affected farmers in New South Wales call for disaster funding three weeks on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-20/nsw-farmers-call-for-natural-disaster-funding/8457678

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Harnessing the communicative power of art in science education http://blogs.agu.org/sciencecommunication/2017/04/17/harnessing-communicative-power-art-science-education/

Pros and cons of egress drills https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304784021_Pros_and_cons_of_egress_drills

Communicating tsunami evacuations effectively https://phys.org/news/2017-04-tsunami-evacuations-effectively.html

Maps: Which Parts of the U.S. See Flash Floods Most Often? http://thevane.gawker.com/maps-which-parts-of-the-u-s-see-flash-floods-most-oft-1622076723

The Ultimate Guide to Hurricane Facts, Information & Resources http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/disaster/hurricanes/#.WPWeu0-wfIU

Flash Flood Safety: 5 Must-Ask Questions http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/travel-tips/articles/flash-flood-safety-5-must-ask-questions

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes https://www.redfin.com/blog/disaster-safety-for-people-with-disabilities

Preparing for and Driving During an Emergency Evacuation http://www.lagrangecountrydodge.com/blog/2016/september/29/car-owners-guide-to-emergency-evacuation.htm

Floods and your livestock http://www.prep4agthreats.org/Assets/Factsheets/Floods-and-Your-Livestock.pdf

Disaster Resilient Australia and New Zealand School Education Network State / Territory DRANZSEN Forums https://www.aidr.org.au/events/event-pages/2017-state-dranzsen-forums/

Disaster Resilience Education for Schools https://www.emschools.org.au/

111 Years Later: San Francisco Remembers 1906 Earthquake Victims http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/111-Years-Later-San-Francisco-Remembers-1906-Earthquake-Victims-419701503.html

Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening https://aeon.co/essays/indigenous-myths-carry-warning-signals-about-natural-disasters

Is Nature Stable, Delicate, or Random? http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/nature-stable-delicate-random/

Flash Floods: The Role of Science, Forecasting, and Communications in Reducing Loss of Life and Economic Disruptions https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/about-ams/ams-statements/statements-of-the-ams-in-force/flash-floods-the-role-of-science-forecasting-and-communications-in-reducing-loss-of-life-and-economic-disruptions/

Tsunamis: Be Prepared and Stay Safe! https://coast.noaa.gov/gallery/videos/tsunamifastdraw/video.html

Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Take Part in 2017 Caribbean Tsunami Exercise http://www.arrl.org/news/view/puerto-rico-radio-amateurs-take-part-in-2017-caribbean-tsunami-exercise

Flood-hit communities are the best placed to collect information about flash flooding http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/04/communityfloodmonitoring/

Photographer’s stunning time-lapse film catches storms over Kansas, eight other states http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article145456679.html

Social Media and Emergency Management

Locals take to social media to support mayor of earthquake devastated town telling tourists not to take selfies in rubble where 300 died http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-earthquake-mayor-amatrice-sergio-pirozzi-stop-rubble-selfies-300-people-died-disaster-tourism-a7689446.html

Understanding communities in an age of social media: the good, the bad, and the complicated http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1187195?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Facebook is making a helicopter that delivers internet during disasters http://www.techradar.com/news/facebook-is-making-an-internet-delivery-mini-helicopter

We Are All Becoming More Narcissistic https://blogs.psychcentral.com/leveraging-adversity/2017/04/we-are-all-becoming-more-narcissistic/

Disaster psychology

A year of mental health challenges after the Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ymm-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-oilsands-1.4071212

New study highlights mental health of first responders following traumatic events http://kutv.com/news/nation-world/new-study-highlights-mental-health-of-first-responders-following-traumatic-events

Preliminary observations on disaster resilience in rural, remote coastal communities http://haznet.ca/themes/research/preliminary-observations-on-disaster-resilience-in-rural-remote-coastal-communities/

Disaster Behavioral Health Capacity Assessment Tool https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/abc/Documents/dbh-capacity-tool.pdf

Social Capital and Disasters

Otodo Gbame: How Lagos Govt Killed A Community And Its Dreams http://icirnigeria.org/otodo-gbame-how-lagos-govt-killed-a-community-and-it-dreams/

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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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