Today in disaster resilience (30 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Jun 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63935/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Jun-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabun.html

What we know so far about the near-historic floods across Mid-Michigan http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/06/what_we_know_so_far_about_the.html

UN chief “saddened” by loss of life, devastation by landslides in China http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/25/c_136392173.htm

More than 1,500 evacuated due to forest fires in southern Spain http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/06/25/hundreds-evacuated-due-forest-fires-southern-spain/

Xinmo landslide: an update https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/06/26/xinmo-landslide-2/

Utah blaze caused by torch used to kill weeds https://apnews.com/8b4cf603c411422088e79a7e18d9df4a

Tittabawassee River to crest at 31 feet; people assessing flood damage http://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/Tittabawassee-River-to-crest-at-31-feet-people-11244192.php

Sheveluch erupts ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia https://watchers.news/2017/06/27/sheveluch-eruption-june-27-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Massive wildfire raging in Utah, 1 500 people evacuated https://watchers.news/2017/06/26/brian-head-fire-utah-june-2017/

Firefighters battling large wildfires in Chelan, Douglas counties http://komonews.com/news/local/firefighters-battling-large-wildfires-in-chelan-douglas-counties

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jun 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63983/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Jun-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Reventador-Sina.html

Grassland wildfires in Eastern Washington grow, prompt urgent evacuations http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/grassland-wildfires-in-eastern-washington-grow-prompt-urgent-evacuations/

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Jun 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64010/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Jun-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventad.html

Firefighters scramble as water surrounds school in Skegness after flooding hits the town http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/firefighters-scramble-water-surrounds-school-143832

Goodwin Fire has burned 21,000 acres; state of emergency declared http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizona/goodwin-fire-has-burned-21000-acres-state-of-emergency-declared/452711402

These NASA Images Show Siberia Burning Up http://www.climatecentral.org/news/nasa-siberia-wildfires-21576

Volcanic activity worldwide 29 Jun 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Poas, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64022/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-29-Jun-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Poas-Sinabung-Saku.html

At least 26 tornadoes rip through Midwest as more severe storms loom http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tornadoes-rip-through-midwest-iowa/

 

Disaster risk reduction

The World’s Most Powerful Earthquake Ended With An Eruption And A Human Sacrifice https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2017/06/25/the-worlds-most-powerful-earthquake-ended-with-an-eruption-and-a-human-sacrifice/#7d5cd8aa2ddc

The first wave of floods in Assam have claimed five lives, affected 40,000 people. Despite promises, little changes on the ground http://indianexpress.com/article/india/take-5-prasanta-kumar-barman-47-a-guwahati-resident-hit-by-floods-4720580/

From Research to Results: The Next Wave of Tools for Planning Resilient Cities http://www.govtech.com/data/From-Research-to-Results-The-Next-Wave-of-Tools-For-Planning-Resilient-Cities.html

Annual earthquake losses for the United States https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1497362829336-7831a863fd9c5490379b28409d541efe/FEMAP-366_2017.pdf

Tsunami – The Underrated Hazard https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2017/06/25/tsunami-the-underrated-hazard/#4d0238e37ff3

Tsunamis on the Great Lakes? Researchers are looking into it http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2017/06/24/tsunamis-on-the-great-lakes-researchers-are-looking-into-it.html

The impact of flooding on road transport: A depth-disruption function http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1361920916308367

What has been done to prevent a repeat of the 2007 Hull floods http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/what-been-done-prevent-repeat-124566

‘We’re not going to stop a storm from coming, but we can lessen its impacts.’ http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Hazard-Mitigation-Plan-Prepares-Portsmouth-for-Disaster.html?utm_content=buffer76611&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The unique strengths of different satellites reveal different facets of cloud systems and precipitation https://eos.org/research-spotlights/using-multiple-satellites-gives-a-fuller-view-of-cloud-structure

Lightning Sparking More Boreal Forest Fires https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/lightning-sparking-more-boreal-forest-fires

USGS publishes a new blueprint that can help make subduction zone areas more resilient https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-publishes-a-new-blueprint-can-help-make-subduction-zone-areas-more-resilient

Protecting property, lives & the environment by promoting resilience to wildfires in South Africa https://undp-biodiversity.exposure.co/climate-change-fuels-fires

Bushfire management: Fibre optics may unlock secrets of seeds surviving blazes http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-15/bushfire-management-fibre-optics-may-unlock-below-ground-secrets/8621898

Bushfire Mitigation Summit hears from key stakeholders on way forward https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2017/06/Bushfire-Mitigation-Summit-hears-from-key-stakeholders-on-way-forward.aspx

Understanding the root causes of natural disasters https://theconversation.com/understanding-the-root-causes-of-natural-disasters-80017?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Latest edition of HazNet http://haznet.ca/haznet-spring-2017/

Could a massive earthquake strike the eastern US? http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/could-massive-earthquake-strike-eastern-us-1627839?utm_campaign=/could-massive-earthquake-strike-eastern-us-1627839

100 Resilient Cities Announces Global Summit – Largest Ever Gathering of Urban Resilience Experts http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/100-resilient-cities-announces-largest-ever-gathering-of-urban-resilience-e#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Portugal’s forest fires, though never before as deadly, are all too familiar https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2017/0626/Portugal-s-forest-fires-though-never-before-as-deadly-are-all-too-familiar

Tsunami Warnings Along the Inundation Line http://www.bldgblog.com/2017/06/warnings-along-the-inundation-line/amp/

New Volcanic Island Unveils Explosive Past https://eos.org/project-updates/new-volcanic-island-unveils-explosive-past

AIIB to help finance Manila flood management project http://www.manilatimes.net/aiib-help-finance-manila-flood-management-project/335095/

How IBM & MSRIT plan to help Bengaluru tackle rain-related disasters http://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/internet/how-ibm-msrit-plan-to-help-bengaluru-tackle-rain-related-disasters/59317340

New research finds large earthquakes can trigger underwater landslides thousands of miles away https://news.agu.org/press-release/distant-earthquakes-can-cause-underwater-landslides/?utm_source=CPRE&utm_medium=email&utm_content=17-50%20underwater%20landslides

Earthquake reduction efforts yield successful results, state regulators say http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state/earthquake-mitigation-efforts-yield-successful-results-corporation-commission-says/article_09f5cf0d-055d-546c-8b30-7d0f48913e5b.html

Scenario analysis: Real-time hydrological forecasting http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/54003

Transforming disaster experience into a safer built environment – The case of Japan http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/969091497345407955/DRMHubTokyo-201706-Built-Environment.pdf

Flood risk management at river basin scale: The need to adopt a proactive approach http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/54015

Colombo: Exposure, vulnerability, and ability to respond to floods http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/428881496669609310/pdf/WPS8084.pdf

Improving the evidence base on the costs of disasters: Key findings from an OECD survey http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53758

Remote sensing offers better forecasting of riverine floods http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53659

How One Small City Is Making Big Moves in Resilience Planning https://citiesspeak.org/2017/06/23/how-one-small-city-is-making-big-moves-in-resilience-planning/

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Driving Change – Showcase 2017 http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/events/2017-showcase-drivingchange?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=showcase2017

Globally, floods seem to be decreasing even as extreme rainfall rises. Why? https://theconversation.com/globally-floods-seem-to-be-decreasing-even-as-extreme-rainfall-rises-why-80003?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Hull will flood again, warns man who chaired review into 2007 rains http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/hull-flood-again-warns-man-125941#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Smarter spending could tackle disasters in Uganda before they happen http://www.braced.org/news/i/?id=605458c0-9bf8-452f-b09f-3b8efcae771c

How can we manage Earth’s land? https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-how-can-we-manage-earths-land/f-17b73543d6%2Fbbc.com

How Shifting Winds Turn Tropical Storms into Hurricanes https://eos.org/research-spotlights/how-shifting-winds-turn-tropical-storms-into-hurricanes

Global Flood Forecast by Deltares http://globalfloodforecast.com/glossis/index.htm

Flood risk management 10 years on – a journey of high and low tech improvements https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/06/27/flood-risk-management-10-years-on-a-journey-of-high-and-low-tech-improvements/

Lessons Learned: Japan’s Contributions to the World Reconstruction Conference 3 http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/06/27/lessons-learned-japans-contributions-to-the-world-reconstruction-conference-3

World population distribution by altitude http://urbandemographics.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/world-population-distribution-by.html

$1.2B flood protection, makeover project announced for Toronto waterfront http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/1-2b-flood-protection-makeover-project-annouced-for-toronto-waterfront-1.3480714

Flood management in a changing climate: comparison of four cities http://eleep.eu/blog-post-flood-management-changing-climate-comparative-analysis-london-rotterdam-new-york-and-Miami

 

Emergency Management

Tennessee to receive federal disaster assistance for Memorial Day floods http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/06/24/tennessee-receive-federal-disaster-assistance-memorial-day-floods/426241001/

Helping in Kaikoura earthquake recovery http://www.oamarumail.co.nz/community/helping-in-kaikoura-earthquake-recovery/

Red Cross Society of China responds to floods and landslides http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2017/06/25/red-cross-china-responds-landslides/

Research that is helping to improve teamwork through better real-time identification and resolution of teamwork issues http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/33?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=hazardnote33

Expanding protection motivation theory: investigating an application to animal owners and emergency responders in bushfire emergencies https://bmcpsychology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40359-017-0182-3

Research to explore NSW bushfires https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/research-explore-nsw-bushfires

Quebec floods: Île Bizard mayor calls for lenience in enforcement of new flood rules http://globalnews.ca/news/3557301/quebec-floods-ile-bizard-mayor-calls-for-lenience-in-enforcement-of-new-flood-rules/

A New Captain Takes the FEMA Helm https://www.fema.gov/blog/2017-06-26/new-captain-takes-helm?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Twitter

NYC subway station reopens after Superstorm Sandy flooding http://thegardenisland.com/news/national/nyc-subway-station-reopens-after-superstorm-sandy-flooding/article_bf0a350c-8dd7-5219-a892-342f9968bb00.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Portugal’s Siresp rescue network ‘failed forest fire victims’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40415815

NASA-supported tool is accelerating wildfire recovery https://phys.org/news/2017-06-nasa-supported-tool-wildfire-recovery.html

Photographer Cam Neville captures the resilience of rural firefighters on the frontline http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-28/cam-neville-rural-firefighters-captured-in-photos/8654820

In Assam Floods, Villages Submerged For A Month, Little Government Help http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/in-assam-floods-villages-submerged-for-a-month-little-government-help-1717729

Judge lifts blackout on Gatlinburg wildfire records http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/06/27/judge-lifts-blackout-sevier-wildfire-records/427981001/

New landslide video: a large slip causes panic in China https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/06/28/panic-1/

Cyclone Debbie insured loss raised to AU$1.411 billion http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2017/06/28/cyclone-debbie-insured-loss-raised-to-au1-411-billion-by-perils/

Lake Ontario area officials meet with FEMA to discuss record flooding http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2017/06/27/lake-ontario-area-officials-meet-fema-discuss-record-flooding/432828001/

As Wildfires Rage on West Coast, DC Lawmakers Fight Over Forest Policy http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/As-Wildfires-Rage-on-West-Coast-DC-Lawmakers-Fight-Over-Forest-Policy.html?utm_content=bufferfec5f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

After Flood, A New Ellicott City Is Born https://news.maryland.gov/dhcd/2017/06/20/main-attractions-after-flood-a-new-ellicott-city-is-born/

Senate Bill Aims to Cut High Cost of Rebuilding in Flood Zones http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/06/27/senate-bill-aims-to-cut-high-cost-of-rebuilding-in-flood-zones

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning about The Little Ice Age: Understanding Climate and Climate Change https://www.climate.gov/teaching/resources/little-ice-age-understanding-climate-and-climate-change?platform=hootsuite

Community gathers to remember historic flooding http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Community-gathers-to-remember-historic-flooding-430573733.html

Real-time map of emergencies around the world – Emergency and Disaster Information Service (EDIS), Budapest, Hungary http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=usa

“When you invite people to participate, this creates trust and trust leads to peace.” http://www.socialconnectedness.org/placemaking-for-peacemaking/

Field-Trip Guide to Mount Hood, Oregon, Highlighting Eruptive History and Hazards https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2017/5022/g/sir20175022g.pdf

Flood Facts, Types of Flooding, Floods in History https://www.livescience.com/23913-flood-facts.html

Flooding accounted for 43 percent of all natural disasters between 1995 and 2015 http://www.theonebrief.com/after-the-storm-the-rising-risk-of-floods/

Census 2016: This is Australia as 100 people http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-27/census-australia-as-100-people/8634318

Youth science policy interface publication – Special edition: Disaster risk reduction: a road of opportunities http://www.preventionweb.net/files/53923_53923unmgcydrreditionmay2017reduced.pdf

Smokey the Bear – Only you can prevent wildfires https://smokeybear.com/en

What is the Wilson Cycle, builder and slayer of supercontinents? http://www.zmescience.com/science/what-is-wilson-cycle/

The importance of communicating well in geoscience https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2017/06/28/geoscience-communication-a-smart-investment/

The Science Writers’ Handbook https://www.nasw.org/bookstore/science-writers%E2%80%99-handbook

Lifelong learning from a social justice perspective http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0025/002500/250027e.pdf

British Social Attitudes Survey 34 including views on public safety and terrorism http://www.bsa.natcen.ac.uk/latest-report/british-social-attitudes-34/key-findings/context.aspx?_ga=2.153985656.1562363183.1498689726-228294284.1498689726

Coastal Storms book http://www.wrl.unsw.edu.au/news/defining-coastal-storms

 

Social media and emergency management

Official Engagement Stops Viral Rumors from Spreading on Social Media, Study Says http://www.govtech.com/social/Official-Engagement-Stops-Viral-Rumors-Spread-on-Social-Media-Study-Says.html?utm_content=bufferfcf29&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tweets sent during the Fort McMurray wildfire show key information is missing from emergency apps http://globalnews.ca/news/3539850/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-tweets-show-key-info-missing-during-disasters-u-of-c/

Facebook has now more than 2 billion monthly active users, reaching more than a quarter of the world’s population http://bnonews.com/news/index.php/news/id6046

 

Disaster psychology

“It’s not the flood itself that causes the trauma, it’s how you are treated afterwards” http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-40380693

Approaches to the Assessment of Children in the Context of Disasters https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11920-016-0683-4

Help With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/ptsd

Disaster Check Points for Psychiatrists http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/disaster-psychiatry/disaster-check-points-psychiatrists?cid=tw

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Mapping Social Vulnerability in Switzerland https://www.ethz.ch/content/specialinterest/gess/cis/center-for-securities-studies/en/publications/risk-and-resilience-reports/details.html?id=/m/a/p/p/mapping_social_vulnerability_in_switzerl

Our pets strengthen neighbourhood ties https://theconversation.com/our-pets-strengthen-neighbourhood-ties-79755?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Social capital and pet ownership – A tale of four cities http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827317300344

‘We all have to work together’ – teaming up with local volunteers after Grenfell Tower fire https://blogs.redcross.org.uk/appeals/2017/06/work-together-teaming-local-volunteers-grenfell-tower-fire/

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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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