Today in disaster resilience (23 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Hyderabad rains trigger flash floods in Baba Nagar area, rescue teams at spot https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/hyderabad-rains-trigger-flash-floods-baba-nagar-area-rescue-teams-spot-135608

Slovakia – Floods Cause Fatality and Prompt Evacuations http://floodlist.com/europe/slovakia-floods-october-2020

Togo – Thousands Affected by Oti River Floods in North http://floodlist.com/africa/togo-oti-river-floods-october-2020

Conditions at Nyiragongo volcano suggest another disaster is brewing, DR Congo https://watchers.news/2020/10/19/nyiragongo-lava-lake-rising-congo/

At least 90 dead, 32 missing and 5 million affected as more floods and landslides hit central Vietnamhttps://watchers.news/2020/10/19/vietnam-flood-landslide-casualties-october-2020/

Severe floods claim 47 lives, damage more than 900 000 ha of crops in Maharashtra, India https://watchers.news/2020/10/17/severe-floods-claim-47-lives-damage-900000-ha-crops-maharashtra-india/

At least 12 people dead after heavy rains trigger flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania https://watchers.news/2020/10/16/dar-es-salaam-flood-tanzania-october-2020/

Flood death toll in Cambodia rises to 25 https://www.akp.gov.kh/post/detail/220357

Hyderabad floods: Six dead in 24 hours, over 37,000 families affected https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/hyderabad-floods-six-dead-24-hours-over-37000-families-affected-135647

India – Over 60 Dead After More Rain and Floods Hit Telangana http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-telangana-october-2020

Thailand – Thousands Affected by Floodshttp://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-october-2020

Cambodia – Floods Affect Over 240,000 in 19 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/cambodia-floods-update-october-2020

Kenya – Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in West Pokot http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-landslide-westpokot-october-2020

Vietnam – More Than 100 Lives Lost in Central Region Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-central-region-death-toll-october-2020

Nigeria – 155 Dead, 25,000 Displaced After Weeks of Floodinghttp://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-october-2020

Indonesia – Hundreds Displaced After Heavy Rain in West and Central Areas http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-westjava-centralkalimantan-bangkabelitung-october-2020

Catastrophic floods hit Vietnam and Cambodia, killing at least 132 people https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-21/five-million-hit-by-catastrophic-floods-in-vietnam,-cambodia/12796996

Philippines – Tropical Storm “Saudel” Prompts Evacuations http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-tropical-storm-saudel-october-2020

Portugal – Rain From Storm Barbara Triggers Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/portugal-storm-barbara-floods-october-2020

Ireland – Tidal Floods Hit County Cork http://floodlist.com/europe/ireland-tidal-floods-cork-october-2020

Greece – Flood Rescues in Crete http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-floods-crete-october-2020

‘It was a pretty good shaker’: 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Pacific Ocean prompts short-lived tsunami scare for Alaska, Hawaii https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/10/20/alaska-hawaii-tsunami-advisory-7-5-magnitude-earthquake/5984286002/

“Lots of structure loss” after East Troublesome fire’s explosion into Grand Lake; blaze is threatening Estes Park https://coloradosun.com/2020/10/22/east-troublesome-fire-grand-lake-destruction/

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Oct 2020: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/111744/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Oct-2020-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Semer.html

Mozambique – Storms and Floods Leave 22 Dead, Thousands Affected http://floodlist.com/africa/mozambique-floods-october-2020

Kenya – Lake Floods Displace Thousands, Damage Livelihoods http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-lake-turkana-floods-october-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Urban adaptation in Europe: how cities and towns respond to climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74228

‘We need to act now’ — Major NZ climate report shows worse fire risk, warmer winters already here https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/123081858/we-need-to-act-now–major-nz-climate-report-shows-worse-fire-risk-warmer-winters-already-here

Our atmosphere and climate 2020 is the latest in a series of environmental reports produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ https://www.mfe.govt.nz/sites/default/files/media/Environmental%20reporting/our-atmosphere-and-climate-2020.pdf

Alaska’s new climate threat: tsunamis linked to melting permafrost https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/18/alaska-climate-change-tsunamis-melting-permafrost

Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/14/re-wild-to-mitigate-the-climate-crisis-urge-leading-scientists

Are climate scientists being too cautious when linking extreme weather to climate change? https://phys.org/news/2020-10-climate-scientists-cautious-linking-extreme.html

The Arctic is in a death spiral. How much longer will it exist? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2020/oct/13/arctic-ice-melting-climate-change-global-warming

For many climate change finally hits home https://www.cbsnews.com/news/for-many-climate-change-finally-hits-home/#app

Bushfire royal commission will fail if it does not recommend reducing emissions: Former fire chief https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-19/bushfire-royal-commission-recommendations-climate-change-fears/12782484

Coal regions advised to look to renewables for jobs growth as IEA report highlights falling demand https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-19/coal-outlook-gloomy-says-international-energy-agency/12774130

If Past Is a Guide, Arctic Could Be Verging on Permafrost Collapse https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/if-past-is-a-guide-arctic-could-be-verging-on-permafrost-collapse/

‘Uninhabitable hell’: Climate change and disease threaten millions, UN warns https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-disaster-climatechange-covid-t-idUSKBN2741G7

Exxon’s Plan for Surging Carbon Emissions Revealed in Leaked Documents https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-05/exxon-carbon-emissions-and-climate-leaked-plans-reveal-rising-co2-output

Driver of the largest mass extinction in the history of the Earth identified https://phys.org/news/2020-10-driver-largest-mass-extinction-history.html

California megafires rise exponentially as global heating takes the gloves off https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/10/20/opinion/california-megafires-rise-exponentially-global-heating-takes-gloves

Strong governance, reduced risks: Reducing climate change effects and risks in Bosnia and Herzegovina by identifying opportunities and turning knowledge into action https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74259

Modeling the cascading infrastructure impacts of climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74254

Pekalongan flood risk and impact assessment predicts 90% of the city will be inundated by 2035: how is climate change impacting Indonesia? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74260

Australian outback cattle station to house world’s largest solar farm, powering Singapore https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/21/australian-outback-cattle-station-to-house-worlds-largest-solar-farm-powering-singapore

Wind climbs to the top of the renewable mountain in the US https://reneweconomy.com.au/graph-of-the-day-wind-climbs-to-the-top-of-the-renewable-mountain-in-the-us-88767/

Climate impact induced crisis in Europe: An exploration of scenarios https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74282

Colorado’s record-breaking wildfires show “climate change is here and now” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/colorado-wildfire-climate-change-evacuations-grand-county/

Alarm as Arctic sea ice not yet freezing at latest date on record https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/22/alarm-as-arctic-sea-ice-not-yet-freezing-at-latest-date-on-record

Disaster risk reduction

Forecast-based financing in southern Africa – the future of Disaster Risk Reduction for the humanitarian sector https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74204

Governance at the heart of transformative disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74193

Asia-Pacific Regional Framework for NATECH (natural hazards triggering technological disasters) risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74211

Case Study: Non-structural mitigation in Turkey https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74197

The flood resilience measurement for communities: Sources of resilience overview https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74223

Moving? 6 Questions To Ask About Flood Risk In A Changing Climate https://www.npr.org/2020/10/18/901109626/moving-6-questions-to-ask-about-flood-risk-in-a-changing-climate

How probable is widespread flooding in the United States? https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020WR028096

Landslide risk in India https://www.indiaspend.com/12-indian-land-prone-to-landslides-accounted-for-18-deaths-worldwide-during-2004-16/

MP supports call for comprehensive flood action plan http://poynton-post.co.uk/mp-supports-call-for-comprehensive-flood-action-plan/

Flood risk and public health: An unlikely partnership in the fight against COVID-19 https://blogs.adb.org/blog/flood-risk-and-public-health-unlikely-partnership-fight-against-covid-19

The CDRI Fellowship Programme supports research focused on urban, rural or regional contexts, whether it is focused on resilience of existing infrastructure or new infrastructure https://fellowship.cdri.world/about.html

Stressed out volcanoes more likely to collapse and erupt, study finds https://www.monash.edu/science/news/current/stressed-out-volcanoes-more-likely-to-collapse-and-erupt,-study-finds

Worsening floods in Indonesia’s Sumatra Island linked to oil palm plantations https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74242

NSW bushfire survivor tries cultural burn as Willawarrin community prepares for summer https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-20/willawarrin-cultural-burn-bushfire-nsw-big-weather/12778694

Hurricane-Resistant Building Code Helped Protect Alabama from Sally’s Winds https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hurricane-resistant-building-code-helped-protect-alabama-from-sallys-winds/

Dredging rivers not the answer to flooding in Clare say Council https://www.clareecho.ie/dredging-rivers-not-the-answer-to-flooding-in-clare-say-council/

Insuring public buildings, contents, vehicles, and equipment against disasters: Current practices of state and local government and options for closing the insurance gap https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74264

Inundation monitoring service in the Philippines https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74265

Why invest in resilience? https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74261

Inspiring individuals who reduce disaster risk https://www.gndr.org/news/item/2068-undrr-gndr-call-for-stories.html

Scientists improve model of landslide-induced tsunami https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74276

NASA researchers help analyze a historically powerful, costly storm https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74280

Complex event resilience of small- and medium-sized enterprises: Natural disaster planning during the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74273

How to enhance resilience of populations at local and national level https://buildersproject.eu/blog/post/18/international-day-for-disaster-risk-reduction-how-to-enhance-resilience-of-populations-in-local-and-national-level

Insurance Australia Group has dropped its support for a NSW government proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall https://www.afr.com/companies/financial-services/iag-dodges-rio-tinto-moment-on-aboriginal-heritage-20201021-p567a4

Living In Harm’s Way: Why Most Flood Risk Is Not Disclosedhttps://www.npr.org/2020/10/20/921132721/living-in-harms-way-why-most-flood-risk-is-not-disclosed

World on fire 2020: Experts explain the global wildfire crisis https://news.globallandscapesforum.org/47794/fires-2020-experts-explain-the-global-wildfire-crisis/

Emergency management

Contingency Planning Guide https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74205

Resilient Leadership: Learning from crisis – an experiment in reflective learning during the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74212

What developing countries can teach us about how to respond to a pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74224

Government extends £5,000 grant scheme for flood-hit homes https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-extends-5000-grant-scheme-for-flood-hit-homes

WHO reform: a call for an early-warning protocol for infectious diseases https://theconversation.com/who-reform-a-call-for-an-early-warning-protocol-for-infectious-diseases-148078

Coronavirus Victoria: Melbourne makes world history crushing second wave https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/australia/coronavirus-victoria-melbourne-makes-world-history-crushing-second-wave/news-story/8551d1e094b8ef0ddcd706db631f3a0e

Firefighters prepare for the worst this bushfire season as Kangaroo Island rebuilds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-20/kangaroo-island-firefighters-prepare-for-bushfire-season/12785660

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Undisclosed: Most Homebuyers And Renters Aren’t Warned About Flood Or Wildfire Riskhttps://www.npr.org/2020/10/18/918725965/undisclosed-most-homebuyers-and-renters-arent-warned-about-flood-or-wildfire-ris

New research reveals the hidden danger of sweltering heat at Western Sydney schools https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-19/western-sydney-schools-at-risk-of-heat-danger-this-summer/12779666?nw=0

The ‘I Survived’ Books Are Perfect Reads For An Anxious Age https://www.npr.org/2020/10/18/916945663/the-i-survived-books-are-perfect-reads-for-an-anxious-age

Resources for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction https://iddrr.undrr.org/

New study highlights the role of risk communication in coping with COVID-19 https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-10/znu-nsh101620.php

More than 4 billion people around the world now use social media each month https://wearesocial.com/au/blog/2020/10/social-media-users-pass-the-4-billion-mark-as-global-adoption-soars

Communicating with maps https://www.gislounge.com/communicating-with-maps/

How COVID-19 changed community engagement in South Africa’s low income areas https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74272

Psychology and disasters

Pandemic fatigue – Reinvigorating the public to prevent COVID-19 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74208

“I just want it to end.” Life on the Colorado wildfire frontlines https://thephoenix.substack.com/p/i-just-want-it-to-end-life-on-the

Sociology and disasters

Why should local disaster-risk-reduction-strategies wear gender lens for girls’ safety? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74172

Protection for the rich, retreat for the poor https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74200

Vulnerability to poverty following extreme weather events in Malawi https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74203

How flooding impacts poverty in Zimbabwe https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74258

Belonging and inclusivity make a resilient future for all: A cross-sectional analysis of post-flood social capital in a diverse Australian rural community https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/20/7676

Trust and Compassion in Willingness to Share Mobility and Sheltering Resources in Evacuations: A Case Study of the 2017 and 2018 California Wildfires https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420920314023

Today in disaster resilience (16 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

After two days of heavy rain, parts of Port Fairy and Warrnambool have flooded https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/more-than-150-homes-at-risk-in-once-in-a-decade-coastal-flooding-20201009-p563sc.html

Five In Vietnam And Two In Cambodia Die In Floods https://theaseanpost.com/article/five-vietnam-and-two-cambodia-die-floods

Storm-ravaged southwestern Louisiana takes stock of damage after Delta https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/10/louisiana-coast-hurricane-delta/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_main

Cambodia – Widespread Flooding Leaves 10 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/cambodia-floods-october-2020

Ghana – Flash Floods Cause Traffic Chaos in Accra http://floodlist.com/africa/ghana-flash-floods-cause-traffic-chaos-in-accra

Vietnam – at Least 7 Dead or Missing After Floods in Central Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-quangtri-october-2020

Flooding in South-East Asia leaves at least 20 dead, thousands homeless https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-12/flooding-vietnam-cambodia-at-least-20-dead-typhoon-linfa/12757392

Vietnam – Floods Worsens as Tropical Storm Linfa Makes Landfall http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-storm-linfa-october-2020

USA – Flash Floods After Hurricane Delta Dumps 445mm of Rain in Louisiana http://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-hurricane-delta-floods-louisiana-georgia-october-2020

Uganda – Lake Floods Continue to Cause Hardship for Communities http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-lake-albert-kyoga-floods-october-2020

Mideast wildfires kill 3, force thousands to flee homes https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-middle-east-lebanon-israel-west-bank-5a02c71978966f9cb8db176a599ccd5b

Indonesia – Heavy Rain Triggers Floods and Landslides in 8 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-mid-october-2020

Hyderabad Floods: Non-Stop Rains Kill 19 As Life Comes To Halt, Total 30 Dead In Telangana https://swarajyamag.com/insta/hyderabad-floods-non-stop-rains-kill-19-amid-heavy-water-logging-total-30-dead-in-telangana

 Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Oct 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/111445/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Oct-2020-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sangay-Vi.html

Philippines – 3 Die in Flash Floods in Cebu City http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-flash-floods-cebu-october-2020

India – Deadly Floods in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-telangana-andhrapradesh-karnataka-maharashtra-october-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren’t good enough https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74044

Bangladesh urges countries to ramp up climate ambition by 2020 deadline https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/10/07/bangladesh-leads-call-countries-ramp-climate-ambition-2020-deadline/

Net zero emissions target for Australia could launch $63bn investment boom https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/12/net-zero-emissions-target-for-australia-could-launch-63bn-investment-boom?CMP=share_btn_tw

Dynamic ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet driven by sustained glacier retreat https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-0001-2

Extreme weather events have increased dramatically in the past 20 years https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/12/un-highlights-dramatic-global-rise-in-extreme-weather-since-2020

The Ocean-Land Connection of Droughts https://eos.org/editor-highlights/the-ocean-land-connection-of-droughts

‘Uninhabitable hell’: Climate change and disease threaten millions, UN warns https://news.trust.org/item/20201012090728-xjrme/

How ‘urban heat islands’ will intensify heatwaves in UK cities https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-how-urban-heat-islands-will-intensify-heatwaves-in-uk-cities

Trillions of extra economic damages predicted in new study of climate change effects https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74113

The Arctic is burning in a whole new way https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74109

People power: everyday Australians are building their own renewables projects, and you can too https://theconversation.com/people-power-everyday-australians-are-building-their-own-renewables-projects-and-you-can-too-146885

Top asset owners commit to big carbon emissions cuts https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/13/top-asset-managers-commit-to-big-carbon-emissions-cuts

Australia must prepare now for climate-related disasters or pay more later, insurance regulator says https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/14/australia-must-prepare-now-for-climate-related-disasters-or-pay-more-later-insurance-regulator-says

Climate change undermines the safety of buildings and infrastructure in Europe https://www.cmcc.it/article/climate-change-undermines-the-safety-of-buildings-and-infrastructure-in-europe

Act now on wildfires, global climate change, human health, study says https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74181

Better governance is a key to reducing flood risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74165

Disaster risk reduction at our fingertips https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74167

Global emissions fall faster than at any time on record as COVID-19 hits economies https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/global-emissions-fall-faster-than-any-time-on-record-as-covid-19-hits-economies-20201014-p5651l.html

Disaster risk reduction

Does nature or society create risk? Practical implications of shifting the disaster frame https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/does-nature-or-society-create-risk-practical-implications-of-shifting-the-disaster-frame

A push to prevent the next pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74063

Nepal’s ‘bottom-up’ approach to disaster risk governance https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74040

High-resolution approach to quantify the impact of building-level flood risk mitigation and adaptation measures on flood losses at the community-level https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920314059?dgcid=author

Rethinking resilience to wildfire https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-019-0353-8

Learning to live with blazes in the drying South https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/north-otago/learning-live-conflagrations

Krakatoa is still active, and we are not ready for the tsunamis another eruption would generate https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74112

Putting people first in disaster risk reduction: the mismatch between policy, theory, and practice https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74132

Cities at risk – Building a resilient future for the world’s urban centres https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74130

Root causes and policy dilemmas of the COVID-19 pandemic global disaster https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74098

Public warning systems https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74103

Why loss and damage must feature strongly in NDCs https://wwf.panda.org/?955216/Loss-damage-NDCs

Flood Factor: Mapping the flood risk of 142 million properties in America with Mapbox https://blog.mapbox.com/flood-factor-mapping-the-flood-risk-of-142-million-properties-in-america-with-mapbox-81cd41d644f8

COVID-19; an opportunity to re-think disaster risk governance https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2020/covid-19–an-opportunity-to-re-think-disaster-risk-governance.html

MOOC: Geospatial applications for disaster risk management https://un-spider.org/news-and-events/events/mooc-geospatial-applications-disaster-risk-management

Planning for everyone: closing gaps in hazard mitigation planning https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74178

New data highlights most disaster-prone U.S. communities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74147

Better risk management should guide our action to build back better https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74148

Open, reliable risk data: a key element for good disaster risk governance https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74105

Public review of the Words into Action guide: ‘Nature-based solutions for disaster risk reduction’ https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74080

State of Climate Services 2020 report: move from early warnings to early action https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/state-of-climate-services-2020-report-move-from-early-warnings-early-action

Record rainfall and poor urban planning: What caused Hyderabad to flood https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/record-rainfall-and-poor-urban-planning-what-caused-hyderabad-flood-135328

Emergency management

Comparing Corona virus responses in Florida and Australia: For the best results, follow the science https://mahb.stanford.edu/library-item/comparing-corona-virus-responses-in-florida-and-australia-for-the-best-results-follow-the-science/

2020 Atlantic hurricane season on pace to become the most active ever https://www.unocha.org/story/2020-atlantic-hurricane-season-pace-become-most-active-ever

Community planning and capacity building in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria: Pre-disaster conditions, hurricane damage, and courses of action https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74092

France declares state of emergency due to Covid-19 https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/france-declares-state-emergency-covid-19-macron-coronavirus/

Epidemic preparedness and response https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74144

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Women’s Resilience to Disasters Knowledge Hub https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/74099

How is social media shaping disaster governance? https://www.sei.org/perspectives/how-is-social-media-shaping-disaster-governance/

Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills https://www.shakeout.org/register/

Beyond (Mis)Representation: Visuals in COVID-19 Misinformation https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1940161220964780

PIRAC launches a social media campaign on disaster preparedness in a context of COVID-19 outbreak https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74095

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction booklet https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74133

Principles of risk communication guide: A guide to communicating with socially vulnerable populations across the disaster lifecycle https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74134

My Fire Plan https://www.myfireplan.com.au/

Big Weather education resources address our changing weather and what we can do to survive it https://education.abc.net.au/home#!/topic/3710253/big-weather-and-how-to-survive-it/all

inSIGHT: a participatory game for enhancing disaster risk governance https://www.iccrom.org/news/insight-participatory-game-enhancing-disaster-risk-governance

Information for the people https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74146

International Disaster Risk Reduction Day: Why being prepared is key to overcoming 21st century challenges https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74149

Public opinion on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic https://www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/public-opinion-covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic

23% of users in U.S. say social media led them to change views on an issue; some cite Black Lives Matter https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/10/15/23-of-users-in-us-say-social-media-led-them-to-change-views-on-issue-some-cite-black-lives-matter/

Psychology and disasters

Public risk perception attitude and information-seeking efficacy on floods: a formative study for disaster preparation campaigns and policies https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-020-00307-5

Participants in program for vulnerable young people are helping communities recover from bushfires https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/the-young-people-helping-communities-recovering/12763516

‘Solastalgia’: Arctic inhabitants overwhelmed by new form of climate grief https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/15/arctic-solastalgia-climate-crisis-inuit-indigenous

Sociology and disasters

Miami-Dade is one storm away from a housing catastrophe. Nearly 1M people are at risk https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article245591165.html

The human cost of disasters: an overview of the last 20 years (2000-2019) https://www.undrr.org/publication/human-cost-disasters-overview-last-20-years-2000-2019

Today in disaster resilience (9 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Mexico – Thousands Affected by Floods After Heavy Rain From Tropical Storm Gammahttp://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-storm-gamma-october-2020

France and Italy – Deadly Flash Floods After 630mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/europe/france-italy-floods-storm-alex-october-2020

Western Pacific season returns, Chan-Hom forecast to become an intense typhoon and head towards Japan https://www.severe-weather.eu/tropical-weather/typhoon-japan-chan-hom-mk/

Hurricane Delta Prompts Evacuations in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula https://weather.com/news/news/2020-10-06-hurricane-delta-mexico-cancun-yucatan-evacuations-preparations

California’s largest wildfire on record is now a million-acre “gigafire” https://www.vox.com/2020/10/5/21502397/august-complex-gigafire-wildfire-california-record

Hundreds Evacuated As French Villages Dig Out From Flooding https://www.channelstv.com/2020/10/05/hundreds-evacuated-as-french-villages-dig-out-from-flooding/

Indonesia – Homes Damaged After Floods in East and West Java Provinceshttp://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-java-october-2020

Philippines – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Cebu Province http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-cebu-province-october-2020

Flooding hits six million people in East Africa https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-54433904

Malaysia – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Sabah http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-sabah-october-2020

Hurricane Delta: Louisiana declares state of emergency as it braces for storm https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/08/hurricane-delta-louisiana-winds-flooding

Vietnam – at Least 7 Dead or Missing After Floods in Central Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-quangtri-october-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Oct 2020: Etna volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Semeru https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/111162/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Oct-2020-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Semeru-Re.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Giving vulnerable Bangladeshis the resources to cope with climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73900

Climate change and concrete turn up heat on vulnerable communities in New Jersey’s cities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73903

This page will track a selection of the planet’s vital signs, from carbon dioxide levels to Arctic sea ice https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2020/oct/05/climate-data-dashboard-carbon-atmosphere-sea-level-arctic-ice

Beyond a token effort: gender transformative climate change action in the Pacific https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73940

Climate change and migration in Bangladesh: gender perspective https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73951

Climate Change in the Minds of U.S. News Audiences https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/climate-change-in-the-minds-of-u-s-news-audiences/

Flooded Asia: Why climate change hits region the hardest https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Asia-Insight/Flooded-Asia-Why-climate-change-hits-region-the-hardest

Climate change responsible for record sea temperature levels, says study https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73961

What is holding back the promise of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73962

Natural catastrophe resilience remains low as climate risks increase https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73977

Europe’s new climate target would mean near total exit from coal by 2030 https://reneweconomy.com.au/europes-new-climate-target-would-mean-near-total-exit-from-coal-by-2030-2030/

‘Thrilled’: Next generation climate modelling gets budget kickstart https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/thrilled-next-generation-climate-modelling-gets-budget-kickstart-20201007-p562vn.html

Polar ice, atmospheric water vapor biggest drivers of variation among climate models https://phys.org/news/2020-10-polar-ice-atmospheric-vapor-biggest.html

Climate-menaced nations say survival depends on stronger 2020 action https://news.trust.org/item/20201007163811-6igh1/

Is climate change reversible? https://www.cbsnews.com/news/western-wilfires-record-temperatures-california-60-minutes-2020-10-04/

New research: nitrous oxide emissions 300 times more powerful than CO₂ are jeopardising Earth’s future https://theconversation.com/new-research-nitrous-oxide-emissions-300-times-more-powerful-than-co-are-jeopardising-earths-future-147208

Billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in 2020 tie annual record https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-202009

Extreme heat in Western and Southern Europe: A real and increasingly regular peril of climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74012

Assessing Shifts in Regional Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. River Basins in Response to Climate Change over the 21st Century https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2020EF001657#.X36hcB4dxS8.twitter

This infographic illustrates three storylines of these possible warmer worlds based on different mitigation option https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/mulitimedia/worlds-apart/

Warming makes Delta, other storms power up faster https://apnews.com/article/climate-climate-change-oceans-storms-weather-108ee106d20ab2ab4880011b78e71981

Disaster risk reduction

Why are people still losing their lives and livelihoods to disasters? https://global-report.vfl.world/

North Atlantic hurricane season halftime report: Will the second half be as active as the first? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73883

Using drones to better predict urban flooding https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73879

Infrastructuring floods in the Brahmaputra river basin: hydrocracies, hubris, hazardscapes https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73839

Mapping bushfire hazard and impacts – Final report https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73871

Latest edition of Floodplain Manager newsletter https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-september-2020/

A Decade on: Canterbury Aftershocks https://www.geonet.org.nz/news/Oxqzia27irP0VXIyVdNgV

Previsico’s real time flood forecasting ushers in next generation insurtech https://www.truehollywoodtalk.com/previsicos-real-time-flood-forecasting-ushers-in-next-generation-insurtech/

California Will Keep Burning. But Housing Policy Is Making It Worse https://www.propublica.org/article/california-will-keep-burning-but-housing-policy-is-making-it-worse

2020: The Year of the Converging Crises https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/2020-crises-wildfires-pandemic-election-climate-crisis-1069907/

Earthquake forecasting clues unearthed in strange precariously balanced rocks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73941

Marine heatwaves and hurricanes: Study examines compounding impact of severe weather https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73930

Adaptive social protection and disaster risk management: A case study of Japan https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73917

Community- and nature-based solutions for integrated urban flood risk management: Mini studios for water-sensitive urban design – a handbook for organizers and facilitators https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73915

Geologists raise the speed limit for how fast continental crust can form https://phys.org/news/2020-10-geologists-limit-fast-continental-crust.html

Mose flood barrier finally holds the waters back for fragile Venice https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-weather-venice-idUSKBN26O0AZ

Researchers aim to improve coastal storm surge forecasting https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73967

Fuzzy Postprocessing to Advance the Quality of Continental Seasonal Hydrological Forecasts for River Basin Management https://journals.ametsoc.org/jhm/article-abstract/21/10/2375/354568/Fuzzy-Postprocessing-to-Advance-the-Quality-of?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Seismic data yields deeper quake knowledge https://phys.org/news/2020-10-seismic-yields-deeper-quake-knowledge.html

Thinning forests doesn’t reduce bushfire risk and could make some blazes worse, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/08/thinning-forests-doesnt-reduce-bushfire-risk-and-could-make-some-blazes-worse-study-finds

Faraway Magma Reservoirs Complicate Volcano Monitoring https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/faraway-magma-reservoirs-complicate-volcano-monitoring/

Landslide susceptibility assessment of wildfire burnt areas through earth-observation techniques and a machine learning-based approach https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73991

The frightening implications of California’s first million-acre firehttps://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-10-06/the-frightening-implications-california-first-million-acre-wildfire

Property Flood Resilience Update https://edition.pagesuite.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx

Emergency management

Assessing the cost of disaster recovery and identifying funding sources in the HSOAC Puerto Rico economic and disaster recovery plan project https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73893

Building back locally : Supporting Puerto Rico’s municipalities in post-hurricane reconstruction https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73895

Isolated nursing centre that became a bushfire refuge gets renewable energy funding https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-05/isolated-nursing-centre-that-became-refuge-gets-renewable-energy/12730610

Understanding the Australian Fire Danger Rating System Program https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/understanding-the-australian-fire-danger-rating-system-program

Aerial firefighting webinar series https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/aerial-firefighting-webinar-series

Current issue of Fire Australia https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/magazine

ANU launches centre for early fire detection and suppression https://themountainjournal.wordpress.com/2020/10/06/anu-launches-centre-for-early-fire-detection-suppression/

Improving Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons From COVID-19 https://www.cfr.org/report/pandemic-preparedness-lessons-COVID-19/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

GIDM launches 5 hours self-paced online course on the basics of disaster risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73876

Disaster-resilience education helps students take the lead in a changing Australia https://education.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/3653653

Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different? https://hoodcp.wordpress.com/other-selected-research-publications/disaster-narratives-by-design-is-japan-different/

A guide to long-term thinking: how to envision the far future of Earth https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/deep-time-reckoning

Incidents within Incidents: social perspectives on the global pandemic and wildfire https://www.iawfonline.org/article/incidents-within-incidents-social-perspectives-on-the-global-pandemic-and-wildfire/

There are more than 3,000 volunteer rainfall recorders across Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-10-07/bush-families-recording-australias-rainfall-for-more-100-years/12735430

Using Art as an In-Road to Science and Activism https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/10/01/jill-pelto-climate-art-activism/

Beachgoers keep high eye on Victoria’s changing coastline https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/beachgoers-keep-high-eye-on-victoria-s-changing-coastline-20201007-p562ss.html

Psychology and disasters

It’s normal for hurricanes to cause people to experience emotional distress https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/disaster-types/hurricanes-tropical-storms

Sociology and disasters

Exclusion of at-risk communities a major barrier to preventing disaster losses https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73908

Pacific women shut out of disaster management https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73858

Review of gender-responsiveness and disability-inclusion in disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific United Nations https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73853

A standardized community resilience measurement framework for flooding https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479720312585?via%3Dihub

Coastal flooding will disproportionately impact river delta populations https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18531-4

Disaster Relief: Why the Poor Need Higher Priorityhttps://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/disaster-relief-why-the-poor-need-higher-priority/

Preliminary rapid gender analysis of monsoon flood 2020 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73977

African Americans Are Disproportionately Exposed to Extreme Heat http://info.primarycare.hms.harvard.edu/blog/african-americans-extreme-heat

Nepal: Why more women die in natural disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73982

Replication Data for: Capturing Bonding, Bridging, and Linking Social Capital through Publicly Available Data https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/IUNNZM Social capital and COVID-19: a multidimensional and multilevel approach https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21620555.2020.1814139

Today in disaster resilience (2 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Wildfire erupts in California’s Napa County, emergency evacuations over ‘dangerous rate of spread’ https://www.foxnews.com/us/wildfire-california-napa-county-glass-fire-emergency-evacuation-fire-weather

Severe storms in Italy produce damaging tornadoes, flash floods and landslides https://watchers.news/2020/09/26/tornado-waterspout-italy-september-2020/

Nepal – Heavy Rain and Floods in Southern Central Areas Leave 4 Dead, Houses Destroyed http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-floods-rupandehi-makwanpur-september-2020-central-areas-leave-4-dead-houses-destroyed

South Sudan – 625,000 Affected by Floods in 34 Countieshttp://floodlist.com/africa/southsudan-floods-september-2020

Ghana – Deadly Flash Floods in Ashanti Region http://floodlist.com/africa/ghana-floods-ashanti-september-2020

Chad – Floods Affect 300,000 Says UNhttp://floodlist.com/africa/chad-floods-september-2020

India – Rain Triggers Deadly Floods in Meghalaya and Assam http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-meghalaya-assam-september-2020

Vietnam – Deadly Floods and Landslides in North After 340mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-landslides-phutho-september-2020

Myanmar – Almost 3,000 Displaced by Floods in Kachin http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-floods-kachin-september-2020

Deadly fires rage through northern California forcing tens of thousands to evacuate https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/29/glass-fire-california-wine-country-napa-sonoma?CMP=share_btn_tw

India – Third Wave of Floods Hits 300,000 Across 13 Districts http://floodlist.com/asia/india-assam-floods-late-september-2020

Indonesia – 11 Dead After Landslides in North Kalimantan http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-landslides-tarakan-north-kalimantan-september-2020

Napa Valley wineries face fury of latest California wildfire as 2020 damages mount https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/napa-valley-wine-california-widlfire-fire-damage-2020-wineries-sonoma-county

3 dead, nearly 100 000 evacuate as two massive wildfires explode in Northern California https://watchers.news/2020/09/30/glass-fire-zogg-fire-california-september-2020/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hits Istanbul, Turkey https://watchers.news/2020/09/30/istanbul-flood-hailstorm-september-2020/

100 000 people stranded as highest rainfall in 60 years hits Rangpur, Bangladesh https://watchers.news/2020/09/30/rangpur-record-rainfall-flood-september-2020/

Ashfall produced by Sangay destroys 11 200 ha of crops, affecting at least 24 500 farmers, Ecuador https://watchers.news/2020/09/30/sangay-ashfall-crop-loss-ecuador/

Bangladesh – Tens of Thousands Hit by Floods in North http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-rangpur-september-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Oct 2020: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/110786/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Oct-2020-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Grim.html

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest suffers worst fires in a decade https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/01/brazil-amazon-rainforest-worst-fires-in-decade?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Benin – 7,000 Displaced by Niger River Floods in North East http://floodlist.com/africa/benin-floods-september-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

US sees ‘alarming’ increase in combined heatwaves and droughts https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73765

Hurricanes near U.S. coast forecast to worsen and multiply due to global warming https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/09/27/hurricanes-atlantic-coast-climate-change/

What’s in Boris Johnson’s climate in tray? https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54296828

The Arctic is burning like never before — and that’s bad news for climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02568-y

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 metres – even if Paris climate goals are met, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/23/melting-antarctic-ice-will-raise-sea-level-by-25-metres-even-if-paris-climate-goals-are-met-study-finds

UNDP helped develop a Vulnerability to Climate Hazards Index – the first of its kind worldwide – which measures households’ exposure to hurricanes, storms and other climate phenomena https://sdgintegration.undp.org/countries/dominican-republic

Climate change adaptation projects continue amid coronavirus pandemic https://www.adaptation-fund.org/climate-change-adaptation-projects-continue-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/

How our warmer oceans are contributing to climate breakdown https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/28/how-our-warmer-oceans-are-contributing-to-climate-breakdown

New Sea Level Satellite Arrives at California Launch Site https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/195/new-sea-level-satellite-arrives-at-california-launch-site

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will https://apnews.com/article/climate-climate-change-oceans-environment-united-nations-general-assembly-d073896990db973a3e45db26787d6a18

Climate scientists can take this one action to accelerate solutions for climate change https://www.greenbiz.com/article/climate-scientists-can-take-one-action-accelerate-solutions-climate-change

Simpler models may be better for determining some climate risk https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73807

Climate change increases the risk of wildfires https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73797

Activists screen videos onto Arctic glaciers in climate protest https://www.arctictoday.com/activists-screen-videos-onto-arctic-glaciers-in-climate-protest/

Greenland ice sheet loss already ‘unprecedented’ and set to accelerate https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-10-01/greenland-ice-melting-at-a-rate-unmatched-in-12000-years/12705230

China’s zero emissions target puts Australia on notice https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/china-s-zero-emissions-target-puts-australia-on-notice-20200930-p560kn.html

The Value of Initial Condition Large Ensembles to Robust Adaptation Decision‐Making https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020EF001610

Planetary ‘safety net’ could halt wildlife loss and slow climate breakdown https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2020/sep/29/planetary-safety-net-could-halt-wildlife-loss-and-slow-climate-breakdown-aoe?CMP=share_btn_tw

Recommendations for a revised EU strategy on climate change adaptation https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73831

Revised estimates of the impact of climate change on extreme poverty by 2030 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73851

Global heating warming up ‘nights faster than days’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/01/global-heating-warming-up-nights-faster-than-days

Disaster risk reduction

Flood risks: More accurate data due to Covid-19 https://www.uni-bonn.de/news/208-2020

Mitigating geohazard risk to help save lives in Nepal https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73763

No earthquake-resistant buildings, no disaster management plan: Kashmir sits on seismological powder keg https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73766

Traditional fire management conducted in Bega Valley, Eurobodalla — hardest-hit by last season’s bushfires https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-27/rebirth-of-cultural-burning-in-hardest-hit-bushfire-region/12706810

Nearly 60,000 large dams exist worldwide, with more than 3,700 currently planned or under construction https://www.worldwildlife.org/press-releases/study-just-one-third-of-the-world-s-longest-rivers-remain-free-flowing

Alabama’s nation-leading 16,000 Fortified roofs held up well to Hurricane Sally https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2020/09/alabamas-nation-leading-16000-fortified-roofs-held-up-well-to-hurricane-sally.html

New knowledge about what causes thunderstorms and cloud bursts https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200925113358.htm

Lumberton County Floodprint: Strategies for Repurposing Vulnerable Landscapes After Disaster https://design.ncsu.edu/blog/2020/09/04/exploring-coastal-conservation-students-and-faculty-win-asla-awards-to-preserve-nc/

Wood Buffalo council opts for berms, not buyouts for most flood-affected neighbourhoods https://www-cbc-ca.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5730695

The Nile river led to Khartoum’s growth, but now threatens the city https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73809

Framing the challenge of urban flooding in the United States https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73798

BOM declares a La Nina, signalling wet spring and summer likely for northern, eastern Australiahttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-29/bom-declares-la-nina-wet-conditions-likely-for-eastern-australia/12617528

Alberta’s disaster risk assessment plan in poor shape: auditor https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/albertas-disaster-risk-assessment-plan-in-poor-shape-auditor

Phivolcs monitoring ‘abnormal’ conditions in four volcanoes https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/9/29/phivolcs-monitoring-four-volcanoes-due-to-abnormal-behavior.html

Strengthening Coastal Counties Resilience Challenge https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/52198717b55741389633ee635c2edf3f

National Platform of Disaster Risk Reduction in Turkey https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73772

2020 State of flood report: Actions for a more protected and resilient planet https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73832

Towards coordinated self-organization: An actor-centered framework for the design of disaster management information https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73821

New woodlands can help reduce flooding risk within 15 years https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73852

Africa road map for improving the availability, access and use of disaster risk information for early warning and early action, including in the context of transboundary risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73818?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Understanding Catastrophe Modeling https://www.rms.com/catastrophe-modeling

Emergency management

Covid-19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/28/covid-19-tests-that-give-results-in-minutes-to-be-rolled-out-across-world

Pakistan – 300,000 in Need of Food Assistance After Floods in Sindh, Says WFP http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-sindh-september-2020

People-centered early warning systems in China: a bibliometric analysis of policy documents https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73793

The COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: Impact, Responses, and Lessons from Ghana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/covid-19-pandemic-africa-impact-responses-and-lessons-ghana-democratic-republic-congo

A multilabel classification approach to identify hurricane‐induced infrastructure disruptions using social media data https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mice.12573

Experts call for tech upgrades to help fight wildfires https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2020/09/why-experts-demand-new-technology-to-fight-wildfires/

ACT Alliance members in Indonesia: Preparing the communities to respond better to disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73828

Counting the costs: Improving disaster recovery cost estimation https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73829

A member of an elite firefighting team answers our questions about California’s inferno https://www.cnet.com/news/in-the-chaos-of-a-burning-forest-a-dispatch-from-the-california-wildfire-front-lines/

The 2019-2020 Australian bushfires: from temporary evacuation to longer-term displacement https://www.internal-displacement.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/Australian%20bushfires_Final.pdf

Fires and Storms Push Demand for Emergency Shelter to a New High https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/01/climate/disaster-shelter-red-cross.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

DepEd, partners launch RADaR app to ensure learning continuity after disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73808

Localized action for social behavior change in COVID-19 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73816

Digital technologies will help build resilient communities after the coronavirus pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73827

A history of the human choices that led to one of the century’s worst natural disasters https://www.bookforum.com/print/2703/a-history-of-the-human-choices-that-led-to-one-of-the-century-s-worst-natural-disasters-24175

Where the UK government is going wrong in its coronavirus messaging, according to a marketing expert https://theconversation.com/where-the-uk-government-is-going-wrong-in-its-coronavirus-messaging-according-to-a-marketing-expert-146783

Psychology and disasters

More firefighters die from suicide each year than in the line of duty https://www.nvfc.org/it-could-never-happen-here-preventing-suicides-in-the-volunteer-fire-department/

Around the world, people who accidentally spread the coronavirus must face both a dangerous illness and an onslaught of online condemnation https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/28/the-public-shaming-pandemic

Art therapy: This is how the arts can sharpen mental health research https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/09/art-therapy-when-science-meets-art-mental-health-wellbeing-and-culture

Measuring individual disaster preparedness https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73835

Sociology and disasters

Wealthy Benefit Most From Hurricanes https://riskmarketnews.substack.com/p/wealthy-benefit-most-from-hurricanes

The Demography of Disasters https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030499198

Socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on household consumption and poverty https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73796

The climate change risks, trends and impacts and the related vulnerabilities on children in sub-Saharan Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73800

Almeda fire’s destruction of mobile home parks exacerbates Rogue Valley’s affordable housing shortage https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2020/09/almeda-fire-ravages-mobile-home-parks-in-rogue-valley-exacerbating-affordable-housing-shortage.html

COVID-19 economic vulnerability vs health emergency https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73819

The gendered nature of natural disasters: the impact of catastrophic events on the gender gap in life expectancy https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-8306.2007.00563.x

How natural hazards impact the social environment for vulnerable groups: an empirical investigation in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344282545_How_natural_hazards_impact_the_social_environment_for_vulnerable_groups_an_empirical_investigation_in_Japan

Today in disaster resilience (25 September 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Three dead after rare Mediterranean storm batters Greece https://news.trust.org/item/20200920092038-efnll/

Tropical Storm Beta, Forecast to Move Inland Monday, Churns in the Gulf https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/20/us/tropical-storm-beta.html

Myanmar – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Mandalay Region http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-floods-landslides-mandalay-region-september-2020

Mexico – Deadly Floods in Oaxaca http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-oaxaca-september-2020

France – 2 Missing After Torrential Rain Triggers Floods in Southhttp://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-gard-september-2020

India – Floods in Karnataka After 450mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-karnataka-september-2020

South East Asia – Tropical Storm Noul Causes Wind Damage and Floods in Vietnam, Laos and Thailandhttp://floodlist.com/asia/tropical-storm-noul-vietnam-laos-thailand-september-2020

Strombolian activity at Mount Etna, Italy https://watchers.news/2020/09/21/strombolian-activity-at-mount-etna-italy/

Major eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuadorhttps://watchers.news/2020/09/20/sangay-eruption-ecuador-september-20-2020/

Flood Kills 30, Submerges Communities In Niger State https://leadership.ng/2020/09/21/flood-kills-30-submerges-communities-in-niger-state/

Tropical Storm Beta takes aim at Texas, Louisiana as Gulf Coast sees storm surge, flooding https://www.foxnews.com/us/tropical-storm-beta-texas-louisiana-landfall-gulf-coast-storm-surge-flooding-storm-hurricane-season

Man dies in floodwaters after Broken Hill cops month of rain in 15 minutes https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/man-dies-in-floodwaters-after-broken-hill-cops-month-of-rain-in-15-minutes/news-story/90afba0496e169059d97606702a6b992

Cambodia – Rain From Tropical Storm Noul Triggers Floods in 5 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/cambodia-storm-noul-floods-september-2020

Indonesia- Floods in West Java and Jakarta http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-java-jakarta-september-2020

Nigeria – Widespread Flooding in Kogi State After Niger River Overflows http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-kogi-september-2020

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000 https://www.9news.com.au/world/coronavirus-us-death-toll-hits-200000-american-pandemic-timeline-covid19/db8d74ce-2fba-49cb-9d83-14724cfb27f7

Record Flooding in Sudan https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147288/record-flooding-in-sudan

Bangladesh faces twin crises as coronavirus deals new blow to flood-battered nation https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/14/bangladesh-faces-twin-crises-as-coronavirus-deals-new-blow-to-flood-battered-nation.html

Houston faces flash flooding risk as Beta stalls inland https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/houston-faces-flash-flooding-risk-beta-stalls-inland-n1240697

Cambodia – Rain From Tropical Storm Noul Triggers Floods in 5 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/cambodia-storm-noul-floods-september-2020

Ethiopia – 144,000 Displaced by Awash River Flooding in Afar Region http://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-floods-afar-september-2020

India – Floods in Karnataka After 450mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-karnataka-september-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Sep 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay, Lopevi https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/110442/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Sep-2020-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sangay-Lopevi-C.html

At least 126 people killed in floods and landslides in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal https://watchers.news/2020/09/24/gandaki-pradesh-nepal-flood-landslides-2020/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

New Australian guidelines launched to ensure consistent climate change risks assessments and disclosure https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73691

UK: Building climate resilience knowledge from the ground up https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73685

USA: Climate change is dumping record amounts of rain. We’re not equipped to handle it https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73697

Climate predictions for Ireland by 2050 come with unprecedented detail https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73681

Hurricane Sally’s fierce rain shows how climate change raises storm risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73665

Reporting on floods through a climate lens https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73659

Slow-moving storms that deluge coasts may be latest hazard of climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73670

The Morrison government wants to suck CO₂ out of the atmosphere. Here are 7 ways to do it https://theconversation.com/the-morrison-government-wants-to-suck-co-out-of-the-atmosphere-here-are-7-ways-to-do-it-144941

Prince Charles calls for ‘swift’ action on climate changehttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54229229

Want to Save Lives? Name Heat Waves Like Hurricanes https://www.wired.com/story/want-to-save-lives-name-heat-waves-like-hurricanes/

The tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/sep/19/the-tipping-points-at-the-heart-of-the-climate-crisis?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Arctic sea-ice shrinks to near record low extent https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54211760

The climate crisis will sweep away my country if the world doesn’t keep its promises https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/21/the-climate-crisis-will-sweep-away-my-country-if-the-world-doesnt-keep-its-promises?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

World’s richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/21/worlds-richest-1-cause-double-co2-emissions-of-poorest-50-says-oxfam

As wildfires, flooding, and hurricanes grow more frequent, climate migration begins https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/09/as-wildfires-flooding-and-hurricanes-grow-more-frequent-climate-migration-begins/

Africa Is Experiencing Some of the Worst Climate Disasters, But the World Watches California Burn https://www.theroot.com/africa-is-experiencing-some-of-the-worst-climate-disast-1845133225

World’s most powerful turbine to anchor largest offshore wind farm https://reneweconomy.com.au/worlds-most-powerful-turbine-to-anchor-largest-offshore-wind-farm-49512/

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 metres – even if Paris climate goals are met, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/23/melting-antarctic-ice-will-raise-sea-level-by-25-metres-even-if-paris-climate-goals-are-met-study-finds

UNDP, Timor-Leste launch GCF-backed project to protect rural communities against climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73748

Iraq launches National Adaptation Plan process for climate change resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73741

Arctic sea ice minimum is 2nd lowest on record https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73739

Climate Scientists Take Their Closest Look Yet at the Warming Impact of Aviation Emissions https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17092020/aviation-emissions-climate-change-greenhouse-gas

Stability Check on Antarctica Reveals High Risk for Long-Term Sea Level Rise https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/stability-check-antarctica-reveals-high-risk-long-term-sea-level-rise

‘They’re suffering now’: Americans scramble to adapt to daily reality of climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/23/california-climate-crisis-wildfires-smoke-heat-health

Future climate response to Antarctic Ice Sheet melt caused by anthropogenic warming https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/39/eaaz1169

The science connecting wildfires to climate change https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/09/climate-change-increases-risk-fires-western-us/

Disaster risk reduction

Atlantic hurricane in 2020: Are we in store for another record-breaking year? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73688

Searching for surprise catastrophes: the Beirut explosion https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73696

Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73664

Nepal: why are landslides so deadly? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73630

The economic case for a national flood standard https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Opinion-The-economic-case-for-a-national-flood-15575860.php

To Prevent California Wildfires, We Need to Have Some Uncomfortable Conversations https://www.kqed.org/science/1969652/inconvenient-truths-about-california-and-wildfire

The effect of surge on riverine flood hazard and impact in deltas globally https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab8ca6

New recommendations for a proactive flood policy in India https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73707

Steps Sudan must take to prevent future flood destruction https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73686

Extreme rainfall events have more than doubled in Himalayas https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73722

New tools to help “predict” forest fires https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73721

California Wildfires: Can Insurance Markets Handle the Risk? https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RBA635-1.html

How Science and Technology Keep Up with Earth’s Shifting Surface https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/reveal-earths-changing-surface/

After Storms, They Built Higher. They Dread Doing It Again https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/23/us/hurricane-laura-storm-beta.html

Our new model shows Australia can expect 11 tropical cyclones this season https://theconversation.com/our-new-model-shows-australia-can-expect-11-tropical-cyclones-this-season-146318

Tapping into the ground to counter floods and droughts https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73738

Emergency management

How to build back better after the COVID-19 crisis? A practical approach applied to Fiji https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73684

Puerto Rico sees more pain and little progress three years after Hurricane Maria https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/puerto-rico-sees-more-pain-little-progress-three-years-after-n1240513

UN: 730,000 people seriously affected by Sudan floods https://thenationpress.net/en/news-67127.html

Τhe disaster and health nexus amid the COVID-19 pandemic: challenges of protecting at-risk communities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73706

Only two homes rebuilt one year on from Binna Burra Beechmont fire as community remains on edge https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-08/binna-burra-fire-first-anniversary-gold-coast-hinterland/12635926

Early actions will support Ecuadorian families to face volcanic ash fall https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73724

An evaluation of availability and adequacy of multi-hazard early warning systems in Asian countries: a baseline study https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920302582

The Worst Forest Fires You’re Hearing Nothing About https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/worst-forest-fires-you-re-hearing-nothing-about

Orange County fire watchers go virtual due to pandemic https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/story/2020-09-24/fire-watch

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Most wildfire coverage on American TV news fails to mention link to climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/11/american-tv-news-california-oregon-fires-climate-crisis?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Earthquake That Brought Enlightenment https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/the-earthquake-that-brought-enlightenment/

Interactive network of digital wildfire vigilantes https://www.inverse.com/science/alertwildfire-camera-network-wild-fires

Emergency warning messages: do colours and icons improve community readiness to act? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/81

Emergency warning messages: how do community members comprehend them? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/79

Emergency warning messages: encouraging readiness to act https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/80

Psychology and disasters

Humor and risk: an exploration of case studies https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73675

Wildfire-weary Californians, ‘tired of this being normal,’ consider uprooting their lives https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/19/us/california-fires-climate-change-migration/index.html

FEMA has conducted the National Household Survey (NHS) to assess the development of a culture of personal disaster preparedness and resilience in the American public https://community.fema.gov/story/2020-NHS-Data-Digest-Summary-Results

The Psychological Impact of COVID-19 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hope-resilience/202009/the-psychological-impact-covid-19

Sociology and disasters

Laura: The Latest Climate Disaster for Low-Income Americans https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/laura-latest-climate-disaster-low-income-americans

How natural hazards impact the social environment for vulnerable groups: an empirical investigation in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344282545_How_natural_hazards_impact_the_social_environment_for_vulnerable_groups_an_empirical_investigation_in_Japan

First Came the Hurricane, Then Came the Campaign of Terror https://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/first-came-hurricane-then-came-campaign-terror

Fostering peri-urban resilience: Gender-responsive approaches in northern India https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73742

Today in disaster resilience (11 September 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sudan declares state of emergency from floods https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/sudan-declares-state-of-emergency-from-floods-/1963811

Flood kills four, destroys 5200 houses in Kano https://www.legit.ng/1363191-flood-kills-destroys-5200-houses-kano.html

California Sets Record With 2M Acres Burned So Far This Year https://who13.com/news/california-sets-record-with-2m-acres-burned-so-far-this-year/

Creek Fire: Helicopters rescue dozens of trapped California campers https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54046468

Sudan: Dozens dead, thousands of homes destroyed by floods https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/sudan-dozens-dead-thousands-homes-destroyed-floods-200816095143076.html

Nigeria: Flood of Tears, As Homes, Farmlands Get Washed Away https://allafrica.com/stories/202009050051.html

Senegal – State of Emergency After Deadly Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/senegal-state-of-emergency-after-deadly-floods

West Africa – Floods Hit Burkina Faso and Northern Ghana http://floodlist.com/africa/west-africa-burkinafaso-ghana-september-2020

El Dorado Fire: Massive Wall Of Flames Forces More Evacuations https://www.msn.com/en-us/Weather/topstories/el-dorado-fire-massive-wall-of-flames-forces-more-evacuations/ar-BB18Lxwn?ocid=st

River Nile in Sudan at highest levels since records began https://watchers.news/2020/09/08/river-nile-sudan-highest-levels-since-records-began/

34 injured, dozens of buildings damaged or destroyed after M5.1 earthquake hits Iran https://watchers.news/2020/09/07/golestan-iran-earthquake-september-2020/

West Africa – More Floods in Niger, Death Toll Rises in Burkina Faso http://floodlist.com/africa/floods-niger-burkinafaso-september-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Sep 2020: Semeru volcano, Reventador, Sangay, Sakurajima, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/109801/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Sep-2020-Semeru-volcano-Reventador-Sangay-Sakurajima-Sabancaya.html

Deadly flash floods paralyze north Algeria, more than 800 homes inundated https://watchers.news/2020/09/10/algeria-flood-september-2020/

200 000 people homeless after severe floods hit Far North, Cameroon https://watchers.news/2020/09/10/cameroon-flood-far-north-september-2020/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change and the tyranny of psychological distance http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73425

South Africa: National climate change adaptation strategy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73410

What is effective climate adaptation? Case studies from the Least Developed Countries http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73453

‘Catastrophic’ fire weather conditions in the NT spark fresh calls for gamba grass action https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-04/nt-gamba-grass-fire-sparks-fresh-calls-for-action/12619960

Arctic Wildfires Have Never Released This Much Carbon Dioxide https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2020/09/arctic-wildfires-have-never-released-this-much-carbon-dioxide/

Projected changes in persistent extreme summer weather events: The role of quasi-resonant amplification https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/10/eaat3272

Climate change: Greenland’s ice faces melting ‘death sentence’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49483580

Australia’s main grid hits new renewable energy record of 50.4 per cent https://reneweconomy.com.au/australias-main-grid-hits-new-renewable-energy-record-of-50-4-per-cent-12567/

Challenges for drought assessment in the Mediterranean region under future climate scenarios https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0012825220303949

Australian coal plants ‘on a hiding to nothing’ and likely to close before schedule https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/07/australian-coal-plants-on-a-hiding-to-nothing-and-likely-to-close-before-schedule

Young activists take 33 countries to court in bid to step up climate change fight https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/young-activists-take-33-countries-court-bid-step-climate-change-n1239175

Bering Sea winter ice shrank to its lowest level in 5,500 years in 2018 https://www.sciencenews.org/article/climate-change-bering-sea-ice-winter-melt-lowest-level

Human contribution to the record-breaking June and July 2019 heatwaves in Western Europe https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aba3d4

Monitoring and evaluation of national adaptation policies throughout the policy cycle http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73469

IAG has partnered with the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) on a new report, Severe Weather in a Changing Climate https://www.iag.com.au/severe-weather-changing-climate

From 100 Degrees To Snow, Colorado’s Dramatic Weather Forecast Could Be One For The National Record Books https://www.cpr.org/2020/09/07/from-100-degrees-to-snow-colorados-dramatic-weather-forecast-could-be-one-for-the-national-record-books/

Rapid worldwide growth of glacial lakes since 1990 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0855-4

New models predict El Niño rise http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/new-models-predict-el-ni-o-rise

Building coastal resilience in Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Colombia: country experiences with mainstreaming climate adaptation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73485

Earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5℃ warming limit by 2024, major new report says https://theconversation.com/earth-may-temporarily-pass-dangerous-1-5-warming-limit-by-2024-major-new-report-says-145450

Extreme summer impacts ice shelves and glaciers http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73520

Arctic warming: are record temperatures and fires arriving earlier than scientists predicted? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73517

A review of estimating population exposure to sea-level rise and the relevance for migration http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73509

Climrisk-river: Accounting for local river flood risk in estimating the economic cost of climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73503

Huge cavities threaten glacier larger than Great Britain https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/09/cavities-threaten-glacier-great-britain-thwaites?CMP=share_btn_tw

US report warns climate change could create economic chaos https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/09/business/climate-change-economy-cftc-report/index.html

Disaster risk reduction

Greater prevention and “Building Back Better” post-COVID http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73418

The Cost of Wildfires https://upenn.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html

Extreme precipitation events always occurred, but are they changing? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73442

Global fire outlook not good news, but mitigation is possible, analysis shows http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73447

10 years since the Darfield earthquake rocked New Zealand: what have we learned? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73437

1D/2D stormwater modelling to support urban flood risk management in estuarine areas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73416

Building community resilience through modern model building codes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73422

Community resilience benchmarks: buildings benchmark http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73433

Flood Risk Management in England http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73415

Why has the Top End of the NT been experiencing ‘catastrophic’ fire conditions in 2020? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-30/nt-bushfires-severe-2020-conditions-explained/12610178

Lower Nazeing Property Flood Resilience https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/hnl/lower-nazeing-property-flood-resilience/

Preparing for massive earthquake in the Pacific Northwest https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/pacific-northwest-prepares-for-massive-earthquake

Following the Odisha example for developing community based disaster management in India http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73475

Current flood risk management practices in Ghana: Gaps and opportunities for improving resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73463

Special report: natural catastrophes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73478

Resilient cities critical infrastructure interdependence: a meta-research https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23789689.2020.1795571

Last season’s climate catastrophes cost insurers $5.4b https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/last-season-s-climate-catastrophes-cost-insurers-5-4b-20200908-p55tiy.html

Advancing digitalization in DRR and development programs in COVID-19 times  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73489

Climate and disaster risk insurance in low income countries: reflections on the importance of indicators and frameworks for monitoring performance and impact http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73491

UCF researchers are developing models to predict storm surges http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73522

Compound natural disasters in Australia: a historical analysis https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-7296

Developing an impact library for forecasting surface water flood risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73530

Flood mitigation measures in an era of evolving flood risk https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12659

Floodplain losses and increasing flood risk in the context of recent historic land use changes and settlement developments: Austrian case studies http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73524

Optimization-based decision-making models for disaster recovery and reconstruction planning of transportation networks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73505

FEMA Flood Map updates https://social.selective.com/articles/fema-flood-map-updates-your-questions-answered

Emergency management

Policymakers should pre-plan for earthquake cordon use, Otago research http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73421

Mass Sheltering and Disasters Special Collection https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/mass-sheltering

Flood prone communities in Bangladesh are struggling to cope with monsoon and Coronavirus impacts http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73450

An optimal scenario for the emergency solution to protect Hanoi Capital from the Red River floodwater using Van Coc Lake http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73427

Interim observations: The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73448

Survey finds 71 per cent of koala populations died in some NSW fires https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/survey-finds-71-per-cent-of-koala-populations-died-in-some-nsw-fires-20200905-p55so2.html

Did Europe Make a Mistake Reopening Its Borders? https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-08-24/coronavirus-why-germany-is-struggling-to-stop-the-new-covid-spike

Terrifying images of California’s wildfires show firefighters tackling the flames https://mashable.com/article/california-wildfire-september-photos/

Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/03/30/822491838/coronavirus-world-map-tracking-the-spread-of-the-outbreak

USA: mapping a wildfire’s next move is getting easier, thanks to computers http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73466

On the frontline: The roles of pharmacists in disasters http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73462

Sudan floods threaten ancient archaeological gem https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2020/9/8/sudan-floods-threaten-ancient-archaeological-gem

Disaster education, communications and engagement

South East Europe gets new flash flood App http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73411

Assessing policy preferences amongst climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction stakeholders using serious gaming http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73456

Disaster-Resilient Communication Ecosystem in an Inclusive Society – A case of foreigners in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343674169_Disaster-Resilient_Communication_Ecosystem_in_an_Inclusive_Society_-_A_case_of_foreigners_in_Japan

Disaster Resources from the National Academies https://www.nap.edu/collection/35/emergency-preparedness-disaster-management

Flood Resilience: Preparedness and Recovery Collection https://www.nap.edu/collection/65/flood-resilience-preparedness-and-recovery

The “Rising Risk” docuseries explores how those rising sea levels will play out in the lower Manhattan of the late 21st century https://abc7ny.com/weather/rising-risk-examines-threat-posed-to-lower-manhattan-by-higher-sea-levels–/6390277/

Forecasting for a Fractured Land: A Case Study of the Communication and Use of Aftershock Forecasts from the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake in Aotearoa New Zealand https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/doi/10.1785/0220190354/590621/Forecasting-for-a-Fractured-Land-A-Case-Study-of?redirectedFrom=fulltext

McKinney’s Office of Emergency Management offering free disaster preparedness kits https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2020/09/09/mckinneys-office-of-emergency-management-offering-disaster-preparedness-kits/

Psychology and disasters

Insights into behavior during Chimney Tops 2 Fire could improve evacuation planning http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73419

68% of US adults have pursued three or more of the six basic preparedness actions https://community.fema.gov/story/2020-NHS-Data-Digest-Summary-Results

Wildfires: Can we adapt to live with them? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73498

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19 will widen poverty gap between women and men, new data shows http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73414

Racist housing policies have created some oppressively hot neighborhoods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73420

Bangladesh: compound risks of COVID-19 and floods driving more people into poverty http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73474

Translocal social capital as a resource for community-based responses to coastal flooding – Evidence from urban and rural areas on Java, Indonesia https://www.researchgate.net/project/Building-adaptive-capacity-through-translocal-social-capital-Sea-level-rise-and-resilience-of-coastal-communities-and-households-in-Indonesia-TRANSOCAP-SPP-1889-Regional-Sea-Level-Change-and-Society

Laura: The Latest Climate Disaster for Low-Income Americans https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/laura-latest-climate-disaster-low-income-americans

Today in disaster resilience (4 September 2020)

Recent emergencies/disasters

Devastating debris flows in Charikar, Afghanistan https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/08/28/charikar-debris-flows-1/

Death toll up to 16 for Hurricane Laura https://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-laura-remnants-heading-northeast/

Pakistan – 19 Dead After Heavy Rainfall Triggers Floods in North http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-khyberpakhtunkhwa-azadkashmir-august-2020

Typhoon Maysak could become one of South Korea’s strongest typhoons on record https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/08/typhoon-maysak-could-become-one-of-south-koreas-strongest-typhoons-on-record/

Maharashtra’s Vidarbha hit by floods, over 18000 evacuated https://zeenews.india.com/india/maharashtras-vidarbha-hit-by-floods-over-18000-evacuated-2306435.html

17 Dead, Over 10,000 Houses Damaged In Odisha Floods https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/17-dead-over-10-000-houses-damaged-in-odisha-floods-2287745

Flooding soaks South Asia, displacing millions during Covid-19 woes https://www.dhakatribune.com/world/south-asia/2020/08/31/flooding-soaks-south-asia-displacing-millions-during-covid-19-woes

Landslide, floods from monsoon rains kill at least 41 in India, Nepalhttps://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/landslide-floods-from-monsoon-rains-kill-at-least-41-in-india-nepal/story-uIaE7d2oo6eAonLUprte9J.html

Severe flood death toll at 251, more than 5 million affected and wide swaths of crops lost, Bangladesh https://watchers.news/2020/09/01/bangladesh-monsoon-death-toll-crop-loss-2020/

Record flooding leaves 93 fatalities, 80 000 homes damaged and 380 000 people affected in Sudanhttps://watchers.news/2020/09/01/sudan-record-flood-2020/

Mexico – Rainfall From Storm Hernán Causes Flooding in Jalisco and Colima http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-storm-hernan-jalisco-colima-august-2020

Typhoons Maysak and Haishen may deal South Korea a one-two punch https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/09/typhoons-maysak-and-hashien-may-deal-south-korea-a-one-two-punch/

Chad – Floods Displace 120,000 http://floodlist.com/africa/chad-floods-august-2020-update

India – Thousands Evacuate Floods in Maharashtra and Gujarat http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-maharashtra-gujarat-august-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Sep 2020: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/109491/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Sep-2020-Pacaya-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sa.html

North Korea’s east coast hit with damaging typhoon and floods, state TV shows https://www.nknews.org/2020/09/north-koreas-east-coast-hit-with-damaging-typhoon-and-floods-state-tv-shows/

Nepal – 12 Dead, 41 Missing After Floods and Landslides in Baglung http://floodlist.com/asia/baglung-nepal-floods-september-2020

Pakistan – 30 Dead After More Flash Floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-flash-floods-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-september-2020

North Korea – Rain From Typhoon Maysak Triggers Flooding in Eastern Areas http://floodlist.com/asia/north-korea-typhoon-maysak-september-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Low-tech solutions plus improved coordination for climate resilience in coastal Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73327

2019 monitoring report on the German strategy for adaptation to climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73352

Adaptation to climate change: Does traditional ecological knowledge hold the key? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73347

We need a paradigm shift to deal with loss and damage from climate change https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/politics-climate-change/news/we-need-paradigm-shift-deal-loss-and-damage-climate-change-1950849

Hurricane Laura jumped from Category 1 to Category 4 in a day. Here’s why hurricanes are now stronger, wetter, and more frequent https://www.insider.com/hurricane-laura-climate-change-warming-water-2020-8

US adapts to climate threats with drastic shift in flood strategy https://www.foxnews.com/weather/us-climate-threats-drastic-flood-strategy

Satellite images show rapid growth of glacial lakes worldwide https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/31/satellite-images-show-rapid-growth-glacial-lakes

Australian greenhouse gas emissions fall to lowest level since 1998 under Covid restrictions https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/31/australian-greenhouse-gas-emissions-fall-to-lowest-level-since-1998-under-covid-restrictions

Climate change may make extreme hurricane rainfall 5 times more likely, study says https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-may-make-extreme-hurricane-rainfall-five-times-more-likely-study-says/

Everything Is Unprecedented. Welcome To Your Hotter Earth https://www.npr.org/2020/08/28/905622947/everything-is-unprecedented-welcome-to-your-hotter-earth

Future Warming and Intensification of Precipitation Extremes: A “Double Whammy” Leading to Increasing Flood Risk in California https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020GL088679

Phoenix hits 50th day of 110 degrees; previous record ‘obliterated’ https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-weather/2020/08/28/phoenix-hits-50th-day-110-degrees-2020/5662386002/

Climate and disaster resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73353

Influx of renewables sees coal power plants run well below capacity, increasing chance of closures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/01/influx-of-renewables-sees-coal-power-plants-run-well-below-capacity-increasing-chance-of-closures?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Queen of the Dolomites glacier could vanish within 15 years https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/01/marmolada-queen-of-dolomites-glacier-could-vanish-within-15-years

Ice Sheet Melting Is Perfectly in Line With Our Worst-Case Scenario, Scientists Warn https://www.sciencealert.com/ice-sheet-melting-is-perfectly-in-line-with-our-worst-case-scenario-scientists-warn

California is burning. It’s time to demand an end to the climate crisis https://mashable.com/article/california-wildfires-climate-change/

How Climate Change is Causing Urban Flooding in Nigeria https://www.savethecity.org.ng/2020/07/30/how-climate-change-is-causing-urban-flooding-in-nigeria/

South Africa: environment, forestry and fisheries on approval of the country’s national climate change adaptation strategy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73385

Disasters must be unusual or deadly to prompt local climate policy change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73365

India: the surprisingly difficult task of measuring sea-level rise http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73368

Wind And Solar Now Generate One-Tenth Of Global Electricityhttps://ember-climate.org/project/global-electricity-h12020/

A post-Laura heat wave has no name https://heated.world/p/a-post-laura-heat-wave-has-no-name

The Story of CO2: Big Ideas for a Small Molecule https://utorontopress.com/us/the-story-of-co2-2#utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=story_CO2

The UK needs a ‘national heat risk strategy’ http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73387

Climate change-fueled weather disasters: Costs to state and local economies http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73400

European wildfire danger and vulnerability under a changing climate: towards integrating risk dimensions http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73405

Heat resilience cities: measuring benefits of urban heat adaptation: methodology note for the tool development http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73397

National laws for enhancing flood resilience in the context of climate change: potential and shortcomings http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73408

New Zealand experiences warmest winter on record https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/03/new-zealand-experiences-warmest-winter-on-record

Disaster risk reduction

Uganda: Enhancing management of Upper Nile riverine systems http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73330

Fires threaten the Amazon once again. What have we learned? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73324

U.S. flood strategy shifts to ‘unavoidable’ relocation of entire neighborhoods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73338

Building urban resilience with nature-based solutions: How can urban planning contribute? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73346

ICT for Disaster Risk Management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73351

Why extreme floods are more common than you might think https://rss.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1740-9713.2018.01209.x

Understanding Risk BC 2020 – Online Symposium for Risk Reduction Strategies http://floodlist.com/protection/understanding-risk-bc-2020

The Le Teil earthquake provides new insights on seismic risk in France and Western Europe http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73355

Bangladesh: Time to develop a reliable flood forecasting model http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73359

U.S.: Hurricane Laura was the latest storm to strengthen fast, but is rapid intensification really becoming more common? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73360

Scientists unlock crops’ power to resist floods https://phys.org/news/2020-08-scientists-crops-power-resist.html

Chennai: Civic body gets monsoon-ready with rain gauges, flood sensors https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/chennai-civic-body-gets-monsoon-ready-with-rain-gauges-flood-sensors/articleshow/77830916.cms
How to protect communities from disasters – what research tells us http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73362

Artificial intelligence algorithm predicts slow earthquakes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73369

Setting an agenda for entrepreneurial governments: A global baseline assessment of Disaster Risk Reduction investment http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73341

El Nino lulls lead to harsh floods, fires and droughts: study https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/el-nino-lulls-lead-to-harsh-floods-fires-and-droughts-study-20200901-p55rcr.html

Too heartbreaking to leave, too expensive to stay: Louisiana coastal communities left in limbo https://southerlymag.org/2020/08/07/too-heartbreaking-to-leave-too-expensive-to-stay-louisiana-coastal-communities-left-in-limbo/

Poor planning, civic apathy and huge floods – it’s the same story from Karachi to Kolkata https://scroll.in/article/971971/poor-planning-civic-apathy-and-huge-floods-its-the-same-story-from-karachi-to-kolkata

A big step for flood forecasts in India and Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73398

A panacea for India’s flood woes – lost and forgotten http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73393

Aqueduct Floods is an online platform that measures riverine and coastal flood risks under both current base-line conditions and future projections in 2030, 2050, and 2080 https://files.wri.org/s3fs-public/aqueduct-floods-methodology.pdf

Disaster Risk Reduction in Cities: Towards a New Normal https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-981-15-4948-9_7

Emergency management

Biloxi’s 15-year recovery from Hurricane Katrina offers lessons for other coastal cities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73319

Satellite imagery reveals, in precise detail, extent of NSW bushfire destruction across Black Summer https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-28/satellite-images-reveal-extent-of-nsw-black-summer-bushfires/12601928

Battle weary: as fire season looms, volunteers still coping with the last one https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/battle-weary-as-fire-season-looms-volunteers-still-coping-with-the-last-one-20200827-p55pw8.html

Before and after satellite images show widespread destruction from Hurricane Laura https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/28/us/satellite-images-hurricane-laura-before-after-trnd/index.html

2019 global natural disaster assessment report http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73363

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-august-2020/

Record floods threaten nuclear power site in Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73381

New Red Cross Red Crescent-UK Met Office guide to ‘impact-based forecasting’ for early humanitarian action https://www.climatecentre.org/news/1317/new-red-cross-red-crescent-uk-met-office-guide-to-a-impact-based-forecastinga-for-early-humanitarian-action

Sudan: UN Agencies Support Flood Response in Sudan but Warn Aid Stocks ‘Rapidly’ Depleting https://allafrica.com/stories/202009020064.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Earthquake detection and early alerts, now on your Android phone http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73334

Realtor.com® integrates flood factor data, helps shoppers understand flood risk https://firststreet.org/press/press-release-realtor-com-integrates-flood-factor-data/

More bushfires, less volcanoes: Young Australians need to learn about more relevant disasters https://theconversation.com/more-bushfires-less-volcanoes-young-australians-need-to-learn-about-more-relevant-disasters-145163

#30days30waysUK aims to inspire and empower people to be ready for a wide range of risks like flooding, fire and power cuts https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/people/be-prepared-not-scared-september-month-long-social-media-campaign-help-northamptonshire-residents-2955838

Are you Flood Ready? Test your knowledge of floods and flood readiness https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/flood-ready/quiz.html

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Health-Details.aspx?newsid=1000

Facebook joins with Mekong River Commission to raise awareness about flood and drought in the Mekong http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73379

Principles of Geology https://timescavengers.blog/introductory-material/geologic-time/principles-of-geology/

In rural Bangladesh, a journey to school-led disaster risk reduction begins http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73376

Psychology and disasters

Reducing hydro-meteorological risk by nature-based solutions: What do we know about people’s perceptions? https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/11/12/2599

COVID-19 and the consequences of cascading and compounding disasters https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-31/covid-bushfires-and-coping-with-cascading-disasters/12606328

‘It was a feeling of terror: when will the water stop?’: Britain’s flood victims, six months on https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/29/when-will-the-water-stop-britain-flood-victims-six-months-on

Sociology and disasters

Resilience in the Pacific and the Caribbean: The Local Construction of Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343956760_Resilience_in_the_Pacific_and_the_Caribbean_The_Local_Construction_of_Disaster_Risk_Reduction

5 ways to help take racism out of disaster recovery https://kinder.rice.edu/urbanedge/2020/08/26/hurricane-laura-harvey-5-ways-take-racism-out-disaster-recovery

Can extreme events be an opportunity? Depopulation and resilience of rural communities in Central Italy after the 1997 earthquake https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343981559_Can_extreme_events_be_an_opportunity_Depopulation_and_resilience_of_rural_communities_in_Central_Italy_after_the_1997_earthquake

Low-income households should be prioritized after disaster strikes https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/514384-low-income-households-should-be-prioritized-after-disaster-strikes#.X01TNyHH2lg.twitter

High-resolution human mobility data reveal race and wealth disparities in disaster evacuation patterns https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343877167_High-resolution_human_mobility_data_reveal_race_and_wealth_disparities_in_disaster_evacuation_patterns

How Japan Stumbled into a Pandemic Miracle https://online.ucpress.edu/currenthistory/article/119/818/217/111341/How-Japan-Stumbled-into-a-Pandemic-Miracle

Closing the gaps: Advancing disaster preparedness, response and recovery for older adults http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73401

Today in disaster resilience (23 August 2019)

 

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Recent emergencies/disaster

Canary Islands wildfire prompts 9,000 evacuations; reaches park https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1V80HK

Four dead, 20 rescued as rain washes away several houses in Uttarakhand https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/10-missing-after-floods-wash-away-15-houses-in-uttarakhand/story-M07lQm8NvkG9xxnMOEAxtM.html

Torrential downpour in Turkey triggers deadly flooding https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/torrential-downpour-in-turkey-triggers-deadly-flooding/70009103

Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest – space agency https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49415973

Yemen – UN Says Thousands Hit by Floods and Heavy Rain in Western Areas http://floodlist.com/asia/yemen-floods-unocha-report-august-2019

Laos – Flooding Hits Northern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/laos-floods-oudomxay-vientiane-luangpraban-houaphanh-august-2019

Spain – Flash Floods in Valencia Region After 40mm of Rain in Less Than 1 Hour http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-flash-floods-valencia-august-2019

Guatemala – 25,000 Affected by Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-floods-landslides-august-2019

Sudan – Floods Leave 54 Dead, Over 170,000 Affected http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-update-august-2019

McKinley Fire in Alaska threatens more than 1,000 structures as wildfires rage in a dozen states https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/21/us/wildfires-in-12-states-alaska-mckinley-fire/index.html

Flood Kills 6, Pregnant Woman, Displaces More Than 1000 Families In Jigawa https://tribuneonlineng.com/flood-kills-6-pregnant-woman-displaces-more-than-1000-families-in-jigawa/

China – Dozens Dead or Missing After Floods in Sichuan http://floodlist.com/asia/china-sichuan-province-floods-august-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Aug 2019: Karymsky volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Karangetang https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/85802/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Aug-2019-Karymsky-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Karangetang-Ibu.html

Wildfires Are Raging in the Amazon, Adding to Widespread Global Blazes https://e360.yale.edu/digest/wildfires-are-raging-in-the-amazon-adding-to-widespread-global-blazes

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How Soap Operas Can Help Communities Adapt to Climate Change https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2019/08/soap-operas-communities-adapt-climate-change/?utm_content=bufferc0b6b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Iceland Mourns Loss of a Glacier by Posting a Warning About Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/world/europe/iceland-glacier-funeral.html

Climate change will drive longer extreme heatwaves in summer https://www.newscientist.com/article/2213721-climate-change-will-drive-longer-extreme-heatwaves-in-summer/#.XVsGgg0NEm4.twitter

New study offers roadmap for detecting changes in the ocean due to climate change https://phys.org/news/2019-08-roadmap-ocean-due-climate.html

Climate change may change the way ocean waves impact 50% of the world’s coastlines https://theconversation.com/climate-change-may-change-the-way-ocean-waves-impact-50-of-the-worlds-coastlines-121239
Majority of Canadians believe in climate change — here’s why some still don’t https://globalnews.ca/news/5782855/why-people-deny-climate-change/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/scientists-have-been-underestimating-the-pace-of-climate-change/

Heatwaves longer, more deadly even in a 2C world https://phys.org/news/2019-08-heatwaves-longer-deadly-2c-world.html

Voyage of ice-melt discovery in Greenland https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12259345

‘We Cannot Save Everything’: A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/08/science/historic-preservation-climate-newport.html

The Cost of Rising Seas: More Than $400 Billion (and Lots of Angst) https://www.wired.com/story/the-cost-of-rising-seas-more-than-dollar400-billion-and-lots-of-angst/

When it comes to coal, Australia has transitioned away from economics and common sense https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/21/when-it-comes-to-coal-australia-has-transitioned-away-from-economics-and-common-sense?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate scientists may not be the best communicators of climate threats https://theconversation.com/climate-scientists-may-not-be-the-best-communicators-of-climate-threats-121901

What U.S. Cities Facing Climate Disaster Risks Are Least Prepared? https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/08/climate-impacts-resilient-cities-environmental-justice/596251/

Imagining Disasters in the Era of Climate Change: Is Japan’s Seawall a New Maginot Line? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334448650_Imagining_Disasters_in_the_Era_of_Climate_Change_Is_Japan’s_Seawall_a_New_Maginot_Line

Climate change evacuation planning needs to start now, urges scientists https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-08-23/climate-retreat-planning-science/11435382

 

Disaster risk reduction

Should Taxpayers Subsidize More and More Destruction? https://townhall.com/columnists/patrickmichaels/2019/08/17/should-taxpayers-subsidize-more-and-more-destruction-n2551758

Inquiry over whether utility firms should be made to contribute to coast and flood defences https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/latest-news/inquiry-over-whether-utility-firms-should-be-made-to-contribute-to-coast-and-flood-defences-1-9942161

A Deluge Like the one in 2018 Would be Big Trouble for Wisconsin https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/A-Deluge-Like-the-2018-one-Would-be-Big-Trouble-for-Wisconsin.html

A terrifying preview of ‘The Big One’ — a giant quake that may hit Southern California https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/a-terrifying-preview-of-the-big-one–a-giant-quake-that-may-hit-southern-california/2019/08/16/da4c8700-be9d-11e9-a5c6-1e74f7ec4a93_story.html

Research shows why there’s a ‘sweet spot’ depth for underground magma chambers https://phys.org/news/2019-08-sweet-depth-underground-magma-chambers.html

Inside Australia’s plan to survive bigger, badder bushfires https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613336/inside-australias-plan-to-survive-bigger-badder-bushfires/

No lessons learnt from 2018 Karnataka floods: IISc report http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2019/aug/21/no-lessons-learnt-from-2018-karnataka-floods-iisc-report-2021959.html

Critical infrastructure and flood resilience: Cascading effects beyond water https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/wat2.1370

NFU responds to Defra call for flood evidence https://www.nfuonline.com/cross-sector/environment/water/flooding/nfu-responds-to-defra-call-for-flood-evidence/

After Harvey surprised thousands with unexpected flooding, new law aims to better inform homebuyers https://www.texastribune.org/2019/08/22/texas-law-requires-buyers-to-disclose-flood-risks/

USGS Awards More Than $12.5 Million to Advance the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System in California, Oregon and Washington https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-awards-more-125-million-advance-shakealert-earthquake-early-warning-system-california?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=c550143e-9e56-4c0f-ac6d-a3619610596c&utm_content=&utm_campaign=

 

Emergency management

More than 300 women aid workers, and their allies, have signed an open letter demanding that world leaders better meet the needs of women and girls caught up in conflict and crisis https://www.rescue.org/press-release/world-humanitarian-day-letter-world-leaders

Why the U.S. disaster agency isn’t ready for catastrophes https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060992591

July 2019 Nepal Floods: Needs assessment report https://floodresilience.net.np/%E0%A4%B8%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%AE%E0%A4%97%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%B0%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%B9%E0%A4%B0%E0%A5%81/item/july-2019-nepal-floods-needs-assessment-report

Brazil’s Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts https://news.yahoo.com/brazils-bolsonaro-blames-amazon-fires-ngos-twitter-erupts-194758259.html

Guidelines for Assessing the Human Impact of Disasters https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/crisis-prevention-and-recovery/guidelines-for-assessing-the-human-impact-of-disasters.html

Data Pinpoints 14 California Towns Where an Emergency Escape Could Be a Problem https://www.kqed.org/science/1946668/data-pinpoints-14-california-communities-with-most-limited-emergency-escape-routes

Disaster READY: Small-scale response packs powerful lessons for Disaster READY PNG https://www.australianhumanitarianpartnership.org/field-stories/small-scale-response-packs-powerful-lessons-for-disaster-ready-png

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Seismology School in Nepal https://britgeopeople.blogspot.com/2019/07/seismology-school-in-nepal-by-paul.html

Tsunamis: Be Prepared and Stay Safe! https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/tsunamis-be-prepared.html?utm_source=SocialMedia&utm_medium=SocialMedia&utm_campaign=School

Different types of flooding in the UK https://www.morganclark.co.uk/about-us/blog/different-types-of-flooding-in-the-uk/

The light show – put on by the Environment Agency and partners – aims to raise awareness of flood risk https://www.gov.uk/government/news/light-extravaganza-to-raise-flood-awareness-at-tendring

Examining the Role of Twitter in Response and Recovery During and After Historic Flooding in South Carolina https://journals.lww.com/jphmp/Abstract/2019/09000/Examining_the_Role_of_Twitter_in_Response_and.18.aspx

Geopolitical and environmental crises help to explain why more students are choosing geography GCSE https://www.tes.com/news/gcse-results-tectonic-shift-geography-entries

 

Psychology and Disasters

Nature and mental health: An ecosystem service perspective https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/7/eaax0903

 

Sociology and disasters

How unequal are we? A new Atlas of Inequality for England https://medium.com/@undertheraedar/how-unequal-are-we-a-new-atlas-of-inequality-for-england-e0fc75009b7c

The dark cultural heritage of volcanoes https://phdvolcanology.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/the-dark-geocultural-heritage-of-volcanoes/

While resilience and stories of the communities “building back better” has become the legacy of Haiyan, those on the ground says it’s actually more like “building back bitterhttps://theconversation.com/myths-about-disaster-survivors-stall-the-global-response-to-climate-change-121548?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019 shows how these disasters are closely linked to inequality and poverty, each feeding on the other and leading to a vicious downward cycle https://www.unescap.org/publications/asia-pacific-disaster-report-2019

Today in disaster resilience (16 August 2019)

disaster

Please find below links to recent news about disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Myanmar – Over 40 Killed by Landslide in Mon State http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-landslide-paung-mon-state-august-2019

China – Over 30 Dead as Typhoon Lekima Hits http://floodlist.com/asia/china-typhoon-lekima-august-2019

10,000 evacuated in Gujarat, rain toll at 19 https://www.dnaindia.com/ahmedabad/report-10000-evacuated-in-gujarat-rain-toll-at-19-2780784

India flood toll jumps to 144 as roads, highways cut off https://phys.org/news/2019-08-india-toll-roads-highways.html

Vietnam – 10 Dead, 2,000 Evacuated After Floods in Central and Southern Areas http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-kien-giang-lam-dong-august-2019

India – Dozens Dead, Thousands Displaced as Floods Worsen in South and West http://floodlist.com/asia/india-kerala-karnataka-maharashtra-gujarat-floods-august-2019

Sudan – Rains in Darfur Leave 6 Dead, Parts of Khartoum and Sennar Flooded http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-darfur-khartoum-sennar-floods-august-2019

Man, girl missing after violent storm in Switzerland https://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-weather/man-girl-missing-after-violent-storm-in-switzerland-police-idUSKCN1V20TP

Switzerland – 2 Missing After Flash Floods in Valais http://floodlist.com/europe/switzerland-floods-valais-august-2019

India – Deadly Landslides Hit Uttarakhand http://floodlist.com/asia/india-landslides-floods-uttarakhand-august-2019

Pakistan – Floods and Rain Leave 26 Dead in Sindh Province http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-sindh-province-august-2019

Rains return to Kerala after brief lull, toll rises to 102, 37 still missing http://english.varthabharati.in/india/rains-return-to-kerala-after-brief-lull-toll-rises-to-102-37-still-missing

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Aug 2019: Etna volcano, Fuego, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/85336/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Aug-2019-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reven.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

With nowhere to hide from rising seas, Boston prepares for a wetter future https://www.sciencenews.org/article/boston-adapting-rising-sea-level-coastal-flooding

A climate plea to Scott Morrison from a churchman of the Pacific’s sinking nations https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/a-climate-plea-to-scott-morrison-from-a-churchman-of-the-pacific-s-sinking-nations-20190808-p52f4a.html

Climate change conversations can be difficult for both skeptics, environmentalists https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/apa-ccc080219.php

The challenge to adapt our cities from rising temperatures https://energyindemand.com/2019/08/09/the-challenge-to-adapt-our-cities-from-rising-temperatures/

Who Will Pay for the Huge Costs of Holding Back Rising Seas? https://e360.yale.edu/features/who-will-pay-for-the-huge-costs-of-holding-back-rising-seas

How will hospitals cope with climate change’s impact on our health? https://www.theage.com.au/politics/queensland/how-will-hospitals-cope-with-climate-change-s-impact-on-our-health-20190810-p52fsb.html

Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth’s climate https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48069663

Pacific Islands Forum: Tuvalu children welcome leaders with a climate plea https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/11/pacific-islands-forum-tuvalu-children-welcome-leaders-with-a-climate-plea?CMP=share_btn_tw

An international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer, the State of the Climate is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/state-of-the-climate/

As rising temperatures drastically reshape Iceland’s landscape, businesses and the government are spending millions for survival and profit https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/business/iceland-ice-melt-global-warming-climate-change.html

82% of Canadians see climate change as a ‘serious problem’: poll https://dailyhive.com/montreal/canadians-see-climate-change-as-serious-problem-new-poll

Discrepancy in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09959-4

West Antarctic ice loss influenced by internal climate variability and anthropogenic forcing https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0420-9?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ngeo%2Frss%2Fcurrent+%28Nature+Geoscience+-+Issue%29

What it means to be human in an age of climate change https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/what-it-means-to-be-human-in-an-age-of-climate-change/

What you need to know about the link between sea-level rise and coastal flooding https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/the-link-between-sea-level-rise-and-coastal-flooding/ https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/the-link-between-sea-level-rise-and-coastal-flooding/

Flooding misery will be Yorkshire’s new normal without urgent climate action https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/flooding-misery-will-be-yorkshire-s-new-normal-without-urgent-climate-action-simon-bowens-1-9915228

New research shows that Antarctica’s largest floating ice shelf is highly sensitive to warming of the ocean http://theconversation.com/new-research-shows-that-antarcticas-largest-floating-ice-shelf-is-highly-sensitive-to-warming-of-the-ocean-121864?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Scientists confirm July set new global heat record https://apnews.com/008f6cf2564c443e8743099a3010911d?utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

Global Warming Is Changing the Winds Off Antarctica, Driving Ice Melt https://insideclimatenews.org/news/12082019/antarctica-climate-change-ocean-wind-ice-melting-glaciers-global-warming

The climate change ‘tipping point’ has already arrived for these 70 U.S. counties https://grist.org/article/the-climate-change-tipping-point-has-already-arrived-for-these-70-u-s-counties/

 

Disaster risk reduction

States brace for long-term flood fight as damages mount https://apnews.com/15f799240ef84204b5e2f2f42aaa8043

How flood water can be captured to help ride out storms https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/aug/12/weatherwatch-how-flood-water-can-be-captured-to-help-ride-out-storms

Townsville, Queensland flood industry loss up 16% at A$1.217bn https://www.artemis.bm/news/townsville-queensland-flood-industry-loss-up-16-at-a1-217bn-perils/

FEMA Releases the National Mitigation Investment Strategy https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2019/08/13/fema-releases-national-mitigation-investment-strategy

A Coupled Human–Natural Systems Framework of Community Resilience https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/naturesopolirese.8.1-2.0110?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Ambivalence towards discourse of disaster resilience https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/disa.12385

The Mississippi River Is Under Control—For Now https://time.com/5635375/mississippi-river-flooding/?xid=tcoshare

Tanzania’s Msimbazi basin plan turning flood hazard area into new city park https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/headlines/631750-tanzanias-msimbazi-basin-plan-turning-flood-hazard-area-into-new-city-park

Can the ‘masters of the flood’ help Texas protect its coast from hurricanes? https://grist.org/article/can-the-masters-of-the-flood-help-texas-protect-its-coast-from-hurricanes/

Flood-hit Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra need to learn their lessons https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/editorial/flood-hit-kerala-karnataka-and-maharashtra-need-to-learn-their-lessons/article28984423.ece

Challenges, Opportunities, and Pitfalls for Global Coupled Hydrologic‐Hydraulic Modeling of Floods https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018WR024289

Cracking the case of the Krakatoa volcano collapse https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csym23

Report: Colorado towns at higher risk for wildfire potential than Paradise https://www.koaa.com/news/report-colorado-towns-at-higher-risk-for-wildfire-potential-than-paradise

 

Emergency management

A spatially explicit model of postdisaster housing recovery https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mice.12487

England one of first nations in Europe to get Google Flood Alerts https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-one-of-first-countries-in-europe-to-receive-google-flood-alerts

Multifunctional city parks can aid residents during earthquake recovery, study says https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/resiliency-city-parks-help-residents-during-earthquake-recovery-green-open-space-st/560884/

Displacement after disasters: When there’s no place to call home https://stateofemergency.news21.com/displacement-after-disasters-when-theres-no-place-to-call-home/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tailoring disaster education programs to local communities https://disasterece.com/2019/08/10/tailoring-disaster-education-programs-to-local-communities/

How social learning can speed up or slow down climate action http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2019/06/the-world-needs-you-to-keep-talking-about-climate-change/

Marriotts Ridge High student tackles floodwater reduction, builds Ellicott City scale model https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard/ph-ho-cf-marriotts-ridge-student-oec-scale-model-0523-story.html

Communicating science to policymakers: six strategies for success https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02372-3

 

Psychology and Disasters

Chico schools prepare for post-fire school year with mental health trainings. Will it be enough? https://www.chicoer.com/2019/08/13/chico-schools-are-preparing-for-post-fire-school-year-with-mental-health-trainings-will-it-be-enough/

Children and Disasters Special Collection https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/supporting-children-in-all-the-spheres-of-their-lives-lessons-from-katrina-1

The Hidden Toll of a Natural Disaster: Why Mental Health Needs Often Go Unaddressed https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/august/the-hidden-toll-of-a-natural-disaster-why-mental-health-needs-often-go-unaddressed

 

Sociology and disasters

Model of socio-economic recovery of farmers in erupted areas of mount Sinabung in Karo Regency https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/314/1/012065

Southern U.S. Lags North on Disaster Resilience https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/southern-u-s-lags-north-on-disaster-resilience/

A majority of Americans (57%) say they know only some of their neighbors; far fewer (26%) say they know most of them https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/08/15/facts-about-neighbors-in-u-s/

Today in disaster resilience (9 August 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Flood: Seven dead in Yola https://thenationonlineng.net/flood-seven-dead-in-yola/

Typhoon Wipha kills 5, leaves 13 missing in Vietnam https://www.gulf-times.com/story/638316/Typhoon-Wipha-kills-5-leaves-13-missing-in-Vietnam

Turkey – 1 Missing After Floods in Manisa Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-manisa-province-june-2018

India – More Fatalities as Flooding Continues in Gujarat and Maharashtra http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-gujarat-maharashtra-august-2019

India – Over 17,000 Displaced as Godavari River Overflows in Andhra Pradesh http://floodlist.com/asia/india-godavari-river-flood-andhra-pradesh-august-2019

Sierra Leone – Deadly Flash Floods Hit Freetown http://floodlist.com/africa/sierra-leone-flash-floods-freetown-august-2019

Day zero approaches for Stanthorpe as locals face prospect of levy to cover cost of trucked-in water https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-05/stanthorpe-drought-bites-as-town-runs-out-of-water/11381886?pfmredir=sm

Eruption at Sabancaya volcano ejects ash up to 9.4 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, Peru https://watchers.news/2019/08/05/sabancaya-eruption-peru-august-5-2019/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

10 dead, 3 missing in flash flood at Chinese scenic gorge http://www.arabnews.com/node/1535766/world

Nigeria – Deaths Reported as Floods Hit Eastern and Central Areas http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-adamawa-abuja-august-2019

Floods hit North Karnataka as hundreds of families evacuated http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2019/aug/05/floods-hit-north-karnataka-as-hundreds-of-families-evacuated-2014116.html

Floods claim 531 lives, leave 655 000 displaced, India https://watchers.news/2019/08/06/floods-claim-531-lives-leave-655-000-displaced-india/

Italy – Evacuations After Floods and Landslides in Lombardy http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-evacuations-floods-landslides-lombardy-auguat-2019

Nepal – Deadly Landslide in Baglung http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-landslide-baglung-august-2019

Myanmar – More Flooding as Rivers Rise in Ayeyarwady, Mon and Kayin http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-flood-rivers-ayeyarwady-mon-kayin-august-2019

Sudan – 12 States Hit by Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-kassala-north-darfur-august-2019

Three Members Of A Family Killed In Rawalpindi Flash Floods https://92newshd.tv/three-members-of-a-family-killed-in-rawalpindi-flash-floods/#.XUtRy-gzaUk

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Siberian Wildfires and Heatwaves in Alaska: How the Arctic Is Nearing a Point of No Return https://time.com/5641751/arctic-wildfires-heatwaves-alaska-climate-change/?xid=tcoshare

Australia records third-hottest July https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/02/australia-records-third-hottest-july?CMP=share_btn_tw

A Nearly 100-Year-Old Physics Model Replicates Modern Arctic Ice Melt https://eos.org/articles/a-nearly-100-year-old-physics-model-replicates-modern-arctic-ice-melt

Climate Change Becomes an Issue for Ratings Agencies https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04082019/climate-change-ratings-agencies-financial-risk-cities-companies

July confirmed as hottest month recorded across the world https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/05/world/hottest-july-on-record-climate-sci-intl/index.html

Greenland ice sheet loses 11 billion tons of water in one day amid historic heat https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/amid-historic-heat-greenland-ice-sheet-loses-11/story?id=64737944

Climate Change to Cause Chaos in Africa, Warn Scientists https://www.voanews.com/africa/climate-change-cause-chaos-africa-warn-scientists

Arctic wildfires, hybrid embryos and record-breaking heatwave https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02305-0?

Record heatwave ‘made much more likely’ by human impact on climate https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/02/record-heatwave-made-much-more-likely-by-human-impact-on-climate?CMP=share_btn_tw

Sea level rise began accelerating in the 1960s, researchers find https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-08-06/sea-level-rise-accelerated-sixties/11373830

Alaska’s sea ice has completely melted away https://mashable.com/article/alaska-sea-ice-melt-2019/

Just one in 20 Australian news stories about drought mention climate change https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2019/aug/02/just-one-in-20-australian-news-stories-about-drought-mention-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

Increased shear in the North Atlantic upper-level jet stream over the past four decades https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1465-z

Fires, floods (and even bugs) are challenging Russia’s stance on the climate crisis https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/06/asia/arctic-fires-russia-climate-change-intl/index.html

Rising global temperatures wreak havoc on urban “heat islands” https://www.axios.com/extreme-heat-cities-climate-change-strategies-0f090ff3-ba4f-45f8-b252-adf51e1ec161.html

With nowhere to hide from rising seas, Boston prepares for a wetter future https://www.sciencenews.org/article/boston-adapting-rising-sea-level-coastal-flooding

 

Disaster risk reduction

Insurers reveal Townsville flood cost, warn region is ‘unprofitable’ https://www.afr.com/companies/financial-services/insurers-reveal-townsville-flood-cost-warn-region-is-unprofitable-20190804-p52do5

Study: El Niño has outsize economic effect on California https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/07/30/study-el-nio-has-outsized-economic-impact-california/?utm_term=.610e55e618f5

A new global map of freshwater hydrography may be the most accurate ever made—so precise scientists could use it to predict future flooding events around the world https://www.futurity.org/global-water-map-floods-rivers-lakes-2113702-2/

Mekong River Commission utilizes space technology to improve flood forecasting https://smartwatermagazine.com/news/servir-mekong/mekong-river-commission-utilizes-space-technology-improve-flood-forecasting

Tales of resilient cities https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/20resilient-cities

Articles on earthquake event that shocked the city of L’Aquila in April 2009 https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/0965-3562/vol/28/iss/4

Even in cities, natural signs can warn of floods, researchers find http://news.trust.org/item/20190807120511-pi5mk/?source=gep

 

Emergency management

This US heartland has been flooded for five months. Does anyone care? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/03/yazoo-backwater-mississippi-flooding-months

‘The dam very nearly went’: the scramble to save Whaley Bridge https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/05/whaley-bridge-dam-very-nearly-went?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Lessons Management Handbook https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/lessons-management-handbook/

Australian Fire Danger Rating System: research prototype report released https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/australian-fire-danger-rating-system-research-prototype-report-released

Roadmaps to safety and resilience in the Pacific https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/roadmaps-to-safety-and-resilience-in-the-pacific

First all-female hazard reduction burn with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/

Enhanced capacity to measure recovery https://www.aidr.org.au/news/enhanced-capacity-to-measure-recovery/

Ensuring That Disaster Planning Considers People With Disabilities https://www.routefifty.com/public-safety/2019/08/disabilities-accessibility-needs-natural-disaster-planning-california/158911/

We can’t stop Congo’s Ebola outbreak until communities lead the response https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/2019/08/01/Ebola-outbreak-community-response-Congo?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social

Situational Awareness is a Complex Topic https://www.samatters.com/situational-awareness-complex-topic/

Satellites to the rescue after natural disasters https://spacenews.com/satellites-to-the-rescue-after-natural-disasters/

Year after floods, same status: Homeless and landless https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/08/06/idukki-deluge-diaries-subair-cheruthoni-river-kerala-floods.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

This new innovative education intervention enables children to engage with parents and build disaster resilient households http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2019/winning-disaster-preparedness

Who’s responsible for managing flood risk? https://thefloodhub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/UPDATED-POYNTON-Whos-responsible-for-managing-flood-risk_.pdf

 

Psychology and Disasters

What Drives People to Mass Shootings? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/health/mass-shootings-mental-health.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimesscience

 

Sociology and disasters

Social Capital and Disaster Resilience in the Ninth Ward https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334844676_Social_Capital_and_Disaster_Resilience_in_the_Ninth_Ward

Resource Loss and Psychosocial Stress in the Aftermath of the 2008 Tennessee Valley Authority Coal Ash Spill https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334946273_Resource_Loss_and_Psychosocial_Stress_in_the_Aftermath_of_the_2008_Tennessee_Valley_Authority_Coal_Ash_Spill

Reliance of Government in times of Disaster https://books.google.co.jp/books?hl=en&lr=&id=wCCmDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA61&ots=eanTewtYi4&sig=pBmFGbd3LJffRx0hodrNLm0Yj6w&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

It’s time to stop treating the housing crisis and the climate crisis as two separate issues—and start designing solutions for both at once https://www.fastcompany.com/90386051/homelessness-is-already-a-crisis-but-climate-change-makes-it-much-worse