Today in disaster resilience (25 August 2017)


Please find below links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Aug 2017: egoFu volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay

B.C. wildfire status Sunday: Biggest fires remain same size despite wind

Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner

Bangladesh floods toll rises

Flood situation worsens in Bihar, death toll rises to 253

Damaging earthquake below Ischia, Naples, Italy – at least 2 people killed – August 21, 2017

Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

Harvey to threaten Central America, Mexico with flooding and rough surf

Scarborough flash flood turns streets into rivers

India – Floods Affect 2 Million in Uttar Pradesh as West Rapti River Reaches Record High

Kansas City Flooding Kills 1; Residents Stranded on Roofs

Typhoon “Hato” turns deadly as it makes landfall in SE China’s Guangdong

Lolo Peak fire grows to 32 328 acres, burns two homes, kills one – Montana

Hundreds of firefighters battling largest wildfire ever recorded in B.C.

Northern Ireland floods: More than 100 people rescued

Flood havoc across Sudan

Worst case scenario looms for Texas with Hurricane Harvey


Disaster risk reduction

Can Sun And Moon Trigger Quakes On Earth?

The Financial Toll of Flooding

Special Issue “Disasters, Crisis, Hazards, Emergencies and Sustainable Development”

New Study: Protecting Socially Vulnerable Communities and Natural Resources from Dangerous Flooding

Poverty is both a driver and consequence of disasters

Taxpayers will pay a high price for loss of flood protection standards

Flood committee sets out £22million of spending for coming year–2

Before the flood: What drives preparedness?

How LiDAR is Being Used to Help With Natural Disaster Mapping and Management

Human vulnerability to tornadoes in the United States is highest in urbanized areas of the Mid South

Could Buffering Explain the Hurricane Drought?

GE Is Using AI To Investigate the Scalding-Hot Secrets of Volcanoes

Reducing flood risk in Indonesia: drones to map and secure green infrastructure

City planning for natural disasters pivots from ‘recovery to resilience’

Australia’s volcanic history is a lot more recent than you think

A ‘whole systems’ view to manage water resources and minimize flood risk

Building a flood resilient Assam

Srinagar City Plan Puts Residents at Risk of Floods

Flammable and risky building products targeted by new laws in Queensland safety crackdown

Researchers are Using Machine Learning to Better Predict Weather Patterns

A Just Resilience

Building urban resilience: Chief Resilience Officers share their stories

Utah’s wildfire cost doubles, humans to blame, official says

Country risk profiles for floods and earthquakes: Europe and Central Asia

Improving Community Flood Resilience in Areas Remaining at Risk


Emergency Management

Wildfire efforts could lose up to 40% of crews as students return to school

Emergency planners know the sky is going dark, not falling

Mudslide rings alarm bells

Do Firefighter Shift Schedules Affect Sleep Quality?

Dry winter primes Sydney Basin for early start of bushfire season

The Coverack flash floods one month on

‘Serious humanitarian crises’ in South Asia as floods affect over 16 million people

Preparing for the future of disaster health volunteerism

New Orleans is now planning to evacuate the city if a heavy rainstorm comes

Italy’s latest deadly quake exposes inaction on illegal homes

Mapping tool allows users to visualize 2017 BC wildfire devastation

As fighters streak towards ‘Sydney’, scientists in war lab game way to victory

Disaster archives not only are a tool for information storage, retrieval and transmission, they also play a key role in disaster reconstruction

A photo essay at the National Review examines quadrotor drones at work in both civilian and military spheres.

Firefighter PPE cleaning rules are changing

Industrial Safety and Utopia: Insights from the Fukushima Daiichi Accident


Disaster education, communications and engagement

What we can learn from the book ‘Hiroshima’

How Eclipses Changed History

“The best way to survive a bushfire is not to be there when it arrives”

User-friendly process for comprehensive planning, implementation guidance, and evaluation of community emergency programs and community initiatives

When the Bullin shrieked: Aboriginal memories of volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago

Intro to drones part 2: How to choose your first drone

How Mapping Disasters Can Help Devastated Communities Rally

Central Italian towns remember victims one year after deadly earthquake


Social media and emergency management

A community perspective on resilience analytics

The Japanese earthquake changed our relationship to place, and post-disaster social media changed it again

Twitter hashtag turns 10 today


Disaster psychology

Mental health risk and resiliency training for disaster responders

AFP commander and champion strongman Grant Edwards goes public with his PTSD battle

Mental Health Dept warns public bracing for floods against mental health risks

The mental health of children suffering post-earthquake stress dramatically improves with small changes to their school

What Makes a Terrorist?


Social Capital and Disasters

New research into the place of lower-income and disadvantaged households in a compact city

Vulnerability and Environmental Migration: The Case of Miyagi Prefecture after the Great East Japan Earthquake






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