Today in disaster resilience (25 February 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

South Manchester severe flood warning prompts home evacuations

Brazil – Evacuations After Floods Hit Espírito Santo

Madagascar – Storm Dumako Leaves 6 Dead, Homes Damaged

Storm Eunice unleashes record-setting winds, widespread damage in England

Portugal’s drought worsens, rainfall down to 7% of average

Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Emnati headed for vulnerable Madagascar

Colombia – 1 Missing After Flash Floods in Nariño

Brazil – Flooding Rivers Displace Thousands in Rondônia

South Africa – 1 Dead, 3 Missing After Floods in Gauteng

Woman dies in floodwater after Queensland records ‘scary’ amount of rain, BOM warns of more to come

UK – Hundreds of Homes Damaged After Storm Franklin Causes Rivers to Rise

Bolivia – 20 Feared Missing After Floods in Tarija

Argentina wildfires spread to engulf key cattle farming region

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Feb 2022: Fuego volcano, Semeru, Ibu, Sangay, Telica, Nevado del Ruiz

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The night brakes on fires are failing

Magpies face bleak future as heat rises with climate change

Western Sydney will swelter through 46 days per year over 35°C by 2090, unless emissions drop significantly

Heatwaves and public housing in Melbourne

How Australia’s geology gave us an abundance of coal – and a wealth of greentech minerals to switch to

Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption

How does Antarctic sea ice differ from Arctic sea ice?

Brazilian Town is Losing at Least 5 Meters of Coast Per Year

In worst case climate, rain and storm surge combine often for extreme flooding

Rising Seas Could Raise Insurance Rates of Those Living Near Water

How will climate change impact different regions in America?

Storm Eunice: UK set for more ‘red’ Met Office weather warnings as a result of climate change

Minnesota winters will warm 11 degrees by 2100, study says

Timing of emergence of modern rates of sea-level rise by 1863

Cold blob in Atlantic may be slowing ice loss from Iceland’s glaciers

How public opinion can help shape climate policies

Coal, oil and gas projects emitting greenhouse gases above estimates given at environmental approval, new study finds

Antarctic sea ice falls to lowest level since measurements began in 1979

Climate change is intensifying Earth’s water cycle at twice the predicted rate, research shows

Wildfires likely to increase by a third by 2050, warns UN

Future of the human climate niche

Climate change is warping our fresh water cycle – and much faster than we thought

NASA develops technology to dissect the lower atmosphere

Swiss rivers on track to overheat by the end of the century

NASA is helping fly drones in the Arctic. Here’s what that means for sea ice and sea level change

The first step to preparing for surging climate migration? Defining it

Melting glaciers, fast-disappearing gauge of climate change

Cities are abandoning homes that will be destroyed by climate change

Disaster risk reduction

London flooding poses ‘significant risk’ unless immediate action taken

Understanding what happens when bushfires merge

Inclusive disaster risk management: What have we learned?

Mitigating the Impact of Climate Change and Flooding on Austria

The problem of doing more: success and paradoxes in scaling up informal initiatives for disaster risk reduction and climate action

The very large urban landslide at Morro da Oficina in Petrópolis

NSW government’s issuing of flood plain harvesting licences ‘an act of bastardry’, crossbenchers say

Virginia Beach leaders to discuss flood protection plans

Stockton earthquake: How many quakes happen in the UK?

Managing residual flood risk behind levees: Comparing USA, France, and Quebec (Canada)

Our infrastructure is succumbing to natural disasters — we need to be ready for worsening floods

Parramatta Powerhouse: NSW arts minister dismisses claims $915m museum is being built on a flood zone

Identification of flood-prone areas with GeoFlood: Lessons learned from the Tiber River case study

Experimental Evidence for Coverage Preferences in Flood Insurance

Comparing machine learning models for earthquake detection

Flood-hit village Boris Johnson promised to ‘get done’ 2 years ago is underwater again

Towards stronger and more accountable EU-wide disaster risk management

Emergency management

England is expected to end all virus restrictions in the coming days

Who is dying of COVID amid omicron surge and widespread vaccine availability?

Brazil – Search Continues for Dozens Missing in Petrópolis Floods and Landslides

Enhancing pedestrian evacuation routes during flood events

What Does Building Back Better Look Like?

Horn of Africa Drought: Humanitarian Key Messages

British Columbia set to move to year-round BC Wildfire Service

Why does the Omicron sub-variant spread faster than the original?

Iceland to lift all COVID-19 restrictions on Friday

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The call for nominations for the 2022 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction is open, under the theme “Building resilience through a multi-hazard approach.”

Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework – Open Stakeholder Survey

Maritime Tsunami Preparedness

Tsunami hīkoi – your evacuation walk – to high ground or inland, by foot or bike

Role-Play Workshops Accelerate County’s Adaptation Action

Four Ways Education Can Fight Climate Change

Science needs to address its imagination problem – lives depend on it

Psychology and disasters

Climate change contributes to poorer mental health: study

Research found that rural residents generally perform better than urban residents in terms of community resilience

Sociology and disasters

Inclusive Approaches to Disaster Risk Management — A Qualitative Review


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I am a Principal at Water Technology Pty Ltd, an Australian-based coastal, environment and natural hazards company - see I specialise in the community aspects of disaster risk reduction and emergency management. Samples of my research and projects can be accessed at Check out my latest book 'Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement' at I am also a published fiction writer specialising in short stories and poems - see

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