Today in disaster resilience (26 February 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Floods cripple Indonesia’s capital

‘Incredibly powerful’ paroxysm at Etna, lava fountains exceeding 1 000 m (3 300 feet) in height

Uganda – Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in Buhweju

Madagascar – Hundreds Affected by Floods and Landslides

Ecuador – Deadly Landslides and Floods in El Oro

Record flooding affects more than 100 000 people in Acre, northwestern Brazil

More than 59 000 people flee as Dujuan brings widespread flooding and disruption to Philippines

Indonesia – Floods Worsen in Greater Jakarta Region, 5 People Reported Dead, Over 30,000 Displaced

State of emergency declared in Madre de Dios as severe flooding leaves 15 000 people affected, Peru

South Africa and Zimbabwe – Flash Floods in Border Towns of Musina and Beitbridge

Italy’s Mount Etna erupts

Indonesia – Heavy Rain Causes Deadly Landslides in Pamekasan Regency, East Java

Australia – Evacuations After Rivers Rise in Northern Territory

Indonesia – 3 Dead, 5 Missing After Landslide at Illegal Mine in Central Sulawesi

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Feb 2021: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Ibu, Dukono

North coast NSW floods

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Fragile cities are being inundated with people feeling the impacts of climate change. How can they cope?

Scientists are divided over whether climate change is fueling extreme cold events

Governing heatwaves in Europe: comparing health policy and practices to better understand roles, responsibilities and collaboration

Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance Costs This Year

Beijing records warmest February day since 1951, China

Highlights from “The cost of climate: America’s growing flood risk”

Assessing Shifts in Regional Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. River Basins in Response to Climate Change over the 21st Century energy could render five of Australia’s remaining coal plants unviable by 2025

Climate change: 5 places where global warming is a security risk

Climate crisis hitting ‘worst case scenario’, warns Environment Agency head

Inventories of extreme weather events and impacts: Implications for loss and damage from and adaptation to climate extremes

Why the climate crisis is a humanitarian emergency

ESA Glaciers Climate Change Initiative

A Huge Red Flag Just Popped Up in a Little-Studied Region of Antarctica

“We don’t have a credible climate policy:” Sport stars want stronger targets

Submarine Permafrost Has Been Overlooked as a Major Source of Greenhouse Gases, Scientists Warn

Attenborough gives stark warning on climate change to UN

Climate change: West Antarctica’s Getz glaciers flowing faster

As Deaths Surge, Scientists Study the Link Between Climate Change and Avalanches

Beyond simplistic metrics: assessing global progress on adaptation to climate change

What surveying 50 countries taught us about climate action

Climate Change Risk Assessment for the Insurance Industry | Research report

Disaster risk reduction

How fires have spread to previously untouched parts of the world

The space–time cube as an approach to quantifying future wildfires in California

Farmers in Western Australia’s south-west corner are adapting to a life with less water

Cost of flood damage to U.S. homes will increase by 61% in 30 years

Why we should release New Zealand’s strangled rivers to lessen the impact of future floods

3 Canadian cities more prepared for flood now than they were five years ago

Apocalypse now: Australian bushfires and the future of urban settlements

How can we better predict extreme weather in the Mediterranean a few weeks in advance?

European Space Agency selects CGI to develop services combining artificial intelligence and earth observation for wildfire mapping

Supercomputer creates over 700,000 years of simulated earthquakes

A Looming Disaster: New Data Reveal Where Flood Damage Is An Existential Threat

On the Impacts of Observation Location, Timing, and Frequency on Flood Extent Assimilation Performance

Urban planning and nature-based solutions, keys for reducing flood risk in Panama

South Sudan: Among countries most struck by extreme weather

Emergency management

First real-world UK data shows Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provides high levels of protection from the first dose

Anger toward Texas governor grows in deadly storm’s wake

The US must now commit to ensuring that COVID-19 health products will be distributed equitably and according to need at the global level

Why Ebola is back in Guinea and why the response must be different this time

Latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management

The Total Flood Warning System: a review of the concept

California’s coronavirus strain looks increasingly dangerous: ‘The devil is already here’

Ten years post the Qld-wide Flooding of 2011- Who has done what, and why?

Tsunamis and tsunami warning: recent progress and future prospects

Superspreading drives the COVID pandemic — and could help to tame it

New Rapid Expert Consultation Offers Strategies for Navigating Disaster Response, Evacuation, and Sheltering Complicated by COVID-19

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Natural flood management measures: A practical guide for farmers

NSW SES is one of Play School’s ‘Everyday Helpers’

Bushfire Survival Plan

Virtual Floodmobile Launch

Psychology and disasters

Willingness of households to reduce flood risk in southern France

The legacy of trauma

It’s 2am, you’re sleeping, and a flash flood hits your home. Without a warning system, what do you do?

Sociology and disasters

The Mediating Role of Disaster Policy Implementation in Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development in Sierra Leone

They have chronic illnesses. Then, the power went out in Texas. ‘It’s been emotionally exhausting.’

Post-quake Christchurch has come a long way in 10 years, but is, in part, a confusion of contrasts and contradictions

Natural Hazards Have Unnatural Impacts—What More Can Science Do?

Assessing Social Equity in Disasters

Where do people fit into a global hazard model?

COVID‐19 pandemic may have increased preferences for traditional gender roles

Is Covid at risk of becoming a disease of the poor?

Today in disaster resilience (19 February 2021)

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

Dear colleague,

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Japan quake brings back memories of deadly 2011 tsunami

New Ebola outbreak declared in Guinea

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 3.74 mln

South Africa – Over 30 Fatalities Reported After Weeks of Flooding

Albania – Floods and Evacuations in Shkodra

Bolivia – Floods Affect Thousands in Beni and Santa Cruz

Large landslide hits East Java, leaving 18 people dead or missing, Indonesia

Intense explosive activity at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Italy

Historic cold temps and snow in Wichita, Kansas

Forced evacuation of communities near Taal volcano, Philippines

Unusual, very large landslide hits Chunchi, Ecuador

3 people were killed and 10 more injured after a tornado struck coastal North Carolina

Second major winter storm threatens wide swath of U.S. with millions still suffering after first

Historic snowstorm leaves 3 dead in Greece

Persistent flooding damages thousands of homes and wide swaths of land in southern Mozambique

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Feb 2021: Etna volcano, Pacaya, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru

Peru – 1 Dead, 9 Missing After Floods and Mudslides in Cusco

Shallow M5.6 earthquake hits Iran, injuring 43 people and cutting off electricity and water to Sisakht

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Arctic Report Card Founder Discusses the Fate of the Pole

Ausgrid installs “first of many” community batteries on Sydney network

Climate action could save ‘millions of lives’ through clean air, diet and exercise

Mexico was once a climate leader – now it’s betting big on coal

Pacific governments call for urgent action on disaster displacement in light of the climate crisis

Community forests prepare for climate change

Glacier collapse in India a worrying sign of what’s to come

Climate change is making extreme cold much less likely, despite the UK plummeting to -23°C

Increasing hurricane intensity around Bermuda linked to rising ocean temperatures

The climate coalition health report 2021: the impacts of climate change on public health

Climate risk in Africa: Adaptation and resilience

As NZ gets serious about climate change, can electricity replace fossil fuels in time?

Devastating Flood in Himalayas Highlights Risks of Development in the Era of Climate Change

A slippery slope: could climate change lead to more landslides?

EU to seek fossil fuel phase-out in energy charter treaty talks -document

New ANU institute for climate, energy & disaster solutions

Climate denialism, ‘doom porn’, deflection and The New Climate War

Why it matters that the U.S. rejoined the Paris climate agreement

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change

Working paper: Climate change and human mobility – Impacts and actions across sectors

Australians fear climate change more than catching Covid, survey shows

Does Cold Weather Disprove Climate Change?

Why communication is critical to tackling the climate crisis

Heat and health in the WHO European Region: updated evidence for effective prevention

Sea level data confirms climate modeling projections were right

Disaster risk reduction

Good governance and good planning includes everyone and leads to action on reducing disaster risk

A post-quake lesson: Brick buildings should come with warnings

Mozambique: The time to prepare for the next cyclone is now

Wildfire Risk Report for every U.S. community

Supercomputer-developed AI predicts tsunami flooding in real-time on a PC

Is Texas’s Disaster a Harbinger of America’s Future?

Past earthquakes triggered large rockslides in the Eastern Alps

Slow motion precursors give earthquakes the fast slip

Learning from crisis: from disruption to transformation

Risky Cities Flood Project

The COVID-19 road ahead is long, winding and uncertain

Fujitsu leverages world’s fastest supercomputer and AI to predict tsunami flooding

Innovation in flood risk management: An ‘Avenues of Innovation’ analysis

Emergency management

Australia Considers New Covid-19 Quarantine Strategy: Outback Isolation

Advancing the Field of Disaster Response Management: Toward a Design Science Approach

Equal, Rapid Access to Vaccines Is More Important Than Ever as New COVID-19 Variants Emerge

Labor steps up criticism of bushfire grants after damage report by federal agency revealed

COVID-19: Vaccines giving 67% protection after three weeks, large-scale research shows

Four reasons experts say coronavirus cases are dropping in the United States

Australian Disaster Mapper audit

Bushfire prediction tech to bolster emergency response efforts

Vaccine Delays in Developing Nations Risk Prolonging Pandemic

Firefighter health, wellness and fitness

Mapping the Gaps aims to address some of the issues around fragmentation of post-flood support

How soon will COVID-19 vaccines return life to normal?

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Preparing for extreme weather at your school

Among the storm chasers: witnessing the terrifying power of tornadoes

Play School team up with Australian Red Cross and The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) to share early childhood safety messages relevant during times of emergency

Citizen scientists could be the key to early earthquake warning system

AIDR is now well into the process of developing the Disaster Resilience Education for Young People Handbook

How to become a flood resilient community

Participatory early warning and monitoring systems: A Nordic framework for web-based flood risk management

Engaging haitian community leaders in emergency preparedness

Transformative learning and community resilience to cyclones and storm surges: The case of coastal communities in Bangladesh

Rivers from above

Emergency Services Affected In Australia Due To Facebook Ban Internet

Students receives training on hazard mapping

Psychology and disasters

Volcanic hazard map visualisation affects cognition and crisis decision-making

Australian bushfires: Simple activities for children and adolescents

A comparative analysis of the relationship between flood experience and private flood mitigation behaviour in the regions of England

COVID-19 and the violence against women and girls: ‘The shadow pandemic’

How the media may be making the COVID-19 mental health epidemic worse

Sociology and disasters

How do those affected by a disaster organize to meet their needs for justice? Campaign strategies and partial victories following the Grenfell Tower fire

Vaccine inequality, health systems under pressure, socio-economic fallout

Strengthening Disability Inclusion in Community-based Disaster Preparedness

‘You never know if you will be treated properly and with respect’: voices of LGBTIQA+ people who lived through disasters

Acquiring vulnerability indicators to geo-hydrological hazards: An example of mobile phone-based data collection

How heat is radically altering Americans’ lives before they’re even born – video

Warming stations and shelters open throughout the Houston area

England’s poorest areas hit by Covid ‘perfect storm’ – leaked report