Today in disaster resilience (20 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

More than 184,000 COVID-19 cases reported in U.S. in one day, shattering previous record https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-cases-united-states-184k-friday-record/

Hurricane Iota rapidly intensifies ahead of expected landfall near Nicaragua-Honduras border https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/11/hurricane-iota-rapidly-intensifies-ahead-of-expected-landfall-near-nicaragua-honduras-border/

Vamco batters Vietnam after killing 67 in the Philippines https://www.trtworld.com/asia/vamco-batters-vietnam-after-killing-67-in-the-philippines-41481

Indonesia – Thousands Affected by Floods in Sumatra Island and West Nusa Tenggara Provincehttp://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-sumatra-westnusatenggara-november-2020

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in North Carolina http://floodlist.com/america/usa/north-carolina-floods-november-2020

Colombia – Rains Trigger Deadly Landslide in Antioquiahttp://floodlist.com/america/colombia-landslide-floods-antioquia-november-2020

Somalia – 180,000 Displaced by Floods Says UN http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-180000-displaced-by-floods-says-un

Philippines – Typhoon Vamco Death Toll Rises, Over 1.7 Million Affectedhttp://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-typhoon-vamco-floods-update-november-2020

Guatemala – Deadly Landslide in Chiquimula http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-landslide-chiquimula-november-2020

Iota considered the strongest hurricane in history to hit Nicaragua, government says https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/17/weather/hurricane-iota-tuesday/index.html

Deaths, destruction reported in aftermath of Hurricane Iota https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/11/deaths-destruction-reported-in-aftermath-of-hurricane-iota/

Several wildfires pushed by very strong winds break out in Northern California and Western Nevada https://wildfiretoday.com/2020/11/18/several-wildfires-pushed-by-very-strong-winds-break-out-in-northern-california-and-western-nevada/

Venezuela – Thousands Hit by Floods in North West http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-tachira-lara-zulia-november-2020

Indonesia – Deadly Landslide in Central Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-landslide-banyumas-central-java-november-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Nov 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/113933/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Nov-2020-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Du.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Robustness of CMIP6 Historical Global Mean Temperature Simulations: Trends, Long‐Term Persistence, Autocorrelation, and Distributional Shape https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020EF001667

Scientists link record-breaking hurricane season to climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/15/scientists-link-record-breaking-hurricane-season-to-climate-crisis

NSW renewable energy plan seals death warrant for six gigawatts of coal https://reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-renewable-energy-plan-seals-death-warrant-for-six-gigawatts-of-coal-99052/

In a Warming World, Hurricanes Weaken More Slowly After They Hit Land https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13112020/hurricanes-climate-change-extreme-weather-climate-science?platform=hootsuite

Bangladesh’s 50 years journey to climate resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74702

Unravelling glacial hydroclimate in the Indo‐Pacific Warm Pool: perspectives from water isotopes https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020PA003985

How Scotland can remain a climate leader ahead of COP26 https://www.thenational.scot/news/18873603.scotland-can-remain-climate-leader/

Heat is killing more people than ever. Scientists are looking for ways to lower the risk https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/heat-killing-more-people-ever-scientists-are-looking-ways-lower-risk

Sea Level Rise may erode development in Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74732

The world’s leading universities join the climate fight https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/the-world-s-leading-universities-join-the-climate-fight-20201117-p56ffw.html

NSW to transform Hunter coal region into state’s next renewable energy zone https://reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-to-transform-hunter-coal-region-into-states-next-renewable-energy-zone-83085/

Greenland’s glaciers could lose more ice than previously thought, raising concerns for sea level risehttps://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/17/world/greenland-glaciers-melt-climate-change-intl-hnk/index.html

October 2020 was fourth-warmest October on record, NOAA and NASA report https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/11/october-2020-was-fourth-warmest-october-on-record-noaa-and-nasa-report/

About 150 nations due to deliver stronger climate plans in 2020, tracker shows https://news.trust.org/item/20201117175517-jvbl7/

New Zealand marine heatwave looms following warmest winter on record https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/18/new-zealand-marine-heatwave-looms-following-warmest-winter-on-record

More meteorological events that drive compound coastal flooding are projected under climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-00044-z

As Australia’s climate plans lag on the G20 stage, experts say we can no longer ‘hide in the shadows’ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/as-australia-s-climate-plans-lag-on-the-g20-stage-experts-say-we-can-no-longer-hide-in-the-shadows

As 2020 Amazon fire season winds down, Brazil carbon emissions rise https://news.mongabay.com/2020/11/as-2020-amazon-fire-season-winds-down-brazil-carbon-emissions-rise/

Geoscientists discover Ancestral Puebloans survived from ice melt in New Mexico lava tubes https://phys.org/news/2020-11-geoscientists-ancestral-puebloans-survived-ice.html

Flooding will become common in sea level rise hot spots https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/seas-are-rising-faster-ever

Climate risk country profile: Sri Lanka https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74781

Disaster risk reduction

Pakistan: Building resilience against floods in its largest city https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74703

1.47 billion people face flood risk worldwide: for over a third, it could be devastating https://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/147-billion-people-face-flood-risk-worldwide-over-third-it-could-be-devastating

Landslide along Alaskan fjord could trigger tsunami https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74711

Private land blocking the connections between rivers and floodplains in the Murray-Darling Basin https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-17/murray-darling-missing-water-in-floodplains/12887342

California will burnhttps://chico.newsreview.com/2020/11/12/california-will-burn/

Duterte backs river basin project in Bicol https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1121908

World Disasters Report 2020 https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/world-disaster-report-2020

The National Risk Index is a new, online mapping application from FEMA that identifies communities most at risk to 18 natural hazards https://www.fema.gov/flood-maps/products-tools/national-risk-index

Leaving the shore: what drives decision-making after coastal disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74750

SCHEMATA: Using machine learning on datasets obtained by Earth and space exploration, we will classify and compare the river networks of Earth, Mars and Titan. https://www.schemata-project.com/

Piecing together the Alaska coastline’s fractured volcanic activity https://phys.org/news/2020-11-piecing-alaska-coastline-fractured-volcanic.html

Evidence from one of Earth’s biggest underwater landslides ever sheds light on East African rifting https://phys.org/news/2020-11-evidence-earth-biggest-underwater-landslides.html

Volcanic eruptions have more effect in summer https://phys.org/news/2020-11-volcanic-eruptions-effect-summer.html

Another Record-Breaking Fire Season Shows the Need for a Comprehensive Strategy https://www.rand.org/blog/2020/11/another-record-breaking-fire-season-shows-the-need.html

South West Indian Ocean countries strengthen early warning systems https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74768

Emergency management

Annual report on firefighter fatalities in the United Stateshttps://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html

Federal Government responds to bushfire royal commission, will create national state of emergency https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-13/government-response-bushfire-royal-commission-recommendations/12879862

Incremental community-based exit strategies for initiating and removing COVID-19 lockdownshttps://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/71422

VP Robredo seeks probe into deadly historic flooding in Cagayanhttps://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/16/20/vp-robredo-seeks-probe-into-deadly-historic-flooding-in-cagayan

Forensic analysis reveals the causes of building damage in İzmir in the Oct. 30 Aegean Sea earthquake https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74733

Coronavirus: four traps governments fall into when making decisions about lockdown https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-four-traps-governments-fall-into-when-making-decisions-about-lockdown-149684

National emergency laws but no sovereign aerial firefighting fleet https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/national-emergency-laws-but-no-sovereign-aerial-firefighting-fleet-20201113-p56eev.html

Son of Grenfell Tower fire victim: ‘My mother could have survived’ https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-54965866

More people are getting COVID-19 twice, suggesting immunity wanes quickly in some https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/more-people-are-getting-covid-19-twice-suggesting-immunity-wanes-quickly-some

Final report: Six country evaluation of OXFAM America’s strengthening community preparedness, rapid response and recovery in Asia/Pacific islands and Central America https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74780

Flood Emergency Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/handbook-flood-planning/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

New Firewise community takes shape in Wallowa County https://www.wallowa.com/news/new-firewise-community-takes-shape-in-wallowa-county/article_55e8d122-fa00-11ea-baa3-c7e3ddfdc63d.html

Social for science: Using smartphone photos for research https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/social-science-using-smartphone-photos-research

Journalism can help communities with these five pillars of ethical disaster reporting https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74751

Psychology and disasters

Dynamic-data-driven agent-based modeling for the prediction of evacuation behavior during hurricanes https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345838782_Dynamic-data-driven_agent-based_modeling_for_the_prediction_of_evacuation_behavior_during_hurricanes

Virtual Reality and the COVID Mental Health Crisis https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/virtual-reality-and-the-covid-mental-health-crisis/

Coronavirus is no longer seen as high risk by many – and that’s undermining control measures https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-is-no-longer-seen-as-high-risk-by-many-and-thats-undermining-control-measures-149026

Finding a New Normal: Life After a Natural Disaster – Video Series and Resources for Teens https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/teens/finding_a_new_normal.html

Sociology and disasters

Human Vulnerability to Landslides https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2020GH000287

The Influence of Reconstruction Modality, Social Capital, and Community Satisfaction on Willingness to Participate in Resilience-Building Activities https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784482889.014

Japanese Social Capital and Social Vulnerability Indices: Measuring Drivers of Community Resilience 2000-2017 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345814132_Japanese_Social_Capital_and_Social_Vulnerability_Indices_Measuring_Drivers_of_Community_Resilience_2000-2017

The super-wealthy won big as COVID-19 spread – here’s how they can help alleviate the economic peril faced by most https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/the-rich-got-richer-during-the-pandemic-and-that-s-a-daunting-sign-for-our-recovery

Ethics and equity in the time of Coronavirus https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74725

Who should get the coronavirus vaccine first? France and the UK have different answers https://theconversation.com/who-should-get-the-coronavirus-vaccine-first-france-and-the-uk-have-different-answers-149875?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

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

Only a generic, not-for-profit COVID-19 vaccine can protect the world’s poorest https://news.trust.org/item/20201117160928-cozr9/

Today in disaster resilience (13 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Storm Eta pounds Cuba with torrential rain on track to Florida https://news.trust.org/item/20201108163713-ctfab/

Hurricane Eta: dozens killed by landslides in Central America https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/11/06/hurricane-eta/

Zimbabwe – Deadly Storms and Floods in Manicaland http://floodlist.com/africa/zimbabwe-floods-manicaland-november-2020

Mexico – Deadly Floods in South After Heavy Rain From Hurricane Eta http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-chiapas-tabasco-hurricane-eta-november-2020

Uganda – Hundreds Hit by Floods in West http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-bundibugyo-kikuube-november-2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Cases Top 10 Million https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/covid-2020-11-09

Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise has declared a local state of emergency in Napier due to the widespread flooding https://www.hbemergency.govt.nz/

Congo Brazzaville – Over 80 Villages Flooded in Likouala Department http://floodlist.com/africa/congo-brazzaville-floods-likouala-november-2020

Indonesia – Floods Damage Hundreds of Homes in Aceh http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-aceh-november-2020

Tropical Storm Eta flooded South Florida overnight, and the rain isn’t stopping https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article247070782.html?platform=hootsuite

Severe flooding affects more than 83 000 people in the Republic of Congo https://watchers.news/2020/11/10/severe-flooding-affects-more-than-83-000-people-in-republic-of-congo/

Massive floods sweep through eastern Libya https://watchers.news/2020/11/10/massive-floods-sweep-through-eastern-libya/

Tropical Storm “Vamco” (Ulysses) to rapidly intensify before striking Philippines https://watchers.news/2020/11/10/tropical-storm-vamco-ulysses-to-rapidly-intensify-before-striking-philippines/

New Zealand – Record Rainfall Causes Flooding in Napier http://floodlist.com/australia/new-zealand-flood-napier-november-2020

UK becomes 5th country to exceed 50,000 coronavirus deaths https://www.cp24.com/world/uk-becomes-5th-country-to-exceed-50-000-coronavirus-deaths-1.5184681

Greece – Dozens Rescued After Flash Floods in Crete http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-floods-crete-november-2020

Typhoon Vamco Leaves Parts of Manila Underwater https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/typhoon-vamco-leaves-parts-manila-underwater

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Nov 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/113383/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Nov-2020-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-S.html

Somalia – Over 13,000 Displaced by Floodshttp://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-deyr-rain-floods-november-2020

Jamaica – Over 280 Roads Damaged by Floods From Tropical Storms Eta and Zeta http://floodlist.com/america/jamaica-flood-damage-eta-zeta-november-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia warned it could be isolated over climate inaction after Joe Biden victory https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/08/australia-warned-it-could-be-isolated-over-climate-inaction-after-joe-biden-victory?CMP=share_btn_tw

California’s Mega Fires Have Arrived 30 Years Early https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/californias-mega-fires-have-arrived-30-years-early/

A Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Greater Melbourne https://engage.vic.gov.au/regional-climate-change-adaptation-strategy-greater-melbourne

Covid recovery plans threaten global climate hopes https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/09/revealed-covid-recovery-plans-threaten-global-climate-hopes

Advancing Knowledge of ENSO in a Changing Climate https://eos.org/editors-vox/advancing-knowledge-of-enso-in-a-changing-climate

Risk to life warning over lack of action to make Scotland’s infrastructure safe from climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74623

Australia will benefit from shift to zero emissions, with no gas required https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-will-benefit-from-shift-to-zero-emissions-with-no-gas-required-12083/

NSW renewables plan marks a major new moment for climate action in Australia https://reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-renewables-plan-marks-a-major-new-moment-for-climate-action-in-australia-80628/

Latin America and the Caribbean: Policy approaches to climate migration https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74633

A review of the sustainable development goals through a climate lens https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74622

Epidemic Thunderstorm asthma warning: expected to become more frequent and severe due to climate changehttps://climateactionmoreland.org/2020/11/10/epidemic-thunderstorm-asthma-warning-expected-to-become-more-frequent-and-severe-due-to-climate-change/

Declining Snow Cover in U.S. Northeast Will Have Major Impacts on Rivers, Study Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/declining-snow-cover-in-u-s-northeast-will-have-major-impacts-on-rivers-study-finds

Climate change: Hurricanes get stronger on land as world warms https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54902068

Climate change blamed for fall’s super floods in South Florida https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/broward/fl-ne-humans-causing-increase-late-fall-flooding-south-florida-20201110-ugalh7jxjjhzzooiozf4eelql4-story.html

Seeing Clouds Clearly: Are They Cooling Us Down or Heating Us Up? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09112020/clouds-cooling-climate-effects

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/01/born-in-the-ice-age-humankind-now-faces-the-age-of-fire-and-australia-is-on-the-frontline

In India, urban planners anticipate climate change https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2020/1026/In-India-urban-planners-anticipate-climate-change

Record cold and snow engulf California and Nevada, U.S. https://watchers.news/2020/11/11/record-cold-and-snow-engulf-california-and-nevada-us/

Cape Town’s climate strategy isn’t perfect, but every African city should have one https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74659

Almost half of thermal coal firms set to defy climate pledge – report https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/12/thermal-coal-firms-climate-pledge-report-paris-goals?CMP=share_btn_tw

Rising levels of carbon dioxide increasing extreme weather events in Australia, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/13/rising-levels-of-carbon-dioxide-increasing-extreme-weather-events-in-australia-report-finds

Australia State of the Climate 2020 Report http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

Climate change is already here: major scientific report https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-change-is-already-here-major-scientific-report-20201112-p56dyl.html

Pacific Islands: New UNEP programme to support climate resilience through early warning systems https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74680

Disaster risk reduction

Smaller earthquakes “with ambition” produce the most ground shaking https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74570

Natural disasters cost Central Asia $10 billion a year – Are we doing enough to prevent them?https://blogs.worldbank.org/europeandcentralasia/natural-disasters-cost-central-asia-10-billion-year-are-we-doing-enough

Half of UK businesses ‘have not prepared for climate risks’, survey finds https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74620

How do road characteristics influence flood fatalities? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/83

Integrated Risk Management explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAWJmmmlhO0&feature=youtu.be

What are the major sources of earthquakes in Central America? https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/animation/central_americaearthquakes_and_tectonjics

Cameroon: Flood management via the rehabilitation of dykes and dams https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74666

We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 – here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes https://theconversation.com/well-see-more-fire-seasons-like-2020-heres-a-strategy-for-managing-our-nations-flammable-landscapes-149323

COVID-19 sewage testing helping guide coronavirus testing as Australia tries to stop the spread https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-13/covid-sewage-testing-makes-inroads-in-coronavirus-response/12875682

GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics, Volume 2https://esripress.esri.com/display/index.cfm?fuseaction=display&websiteID=391&moduleID=0

Jamaica: the drivers of flooding – pollution and land selection https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74687

Emergency management

Methodology and Application of Spatial Vulnerability Assessment for Evacuation Shelters in Disaster Planning https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344715744_Methodology_and_Application_of_Spatial_Vulnerability_Assessment_for_Evacuation_Shelters_in_Disaster_Planning

Australia: Frequent extreme bushfires as a new reality. Learning how to live with smoke-filled air https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74582

Guatemala Mayan villagers tell of harrowing escape from deadly landslide https://news.trust.org/item/20201109110534-7u9gl/

Odds and evens: a strategy for safely exiting lockdown 2 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74640

Steps forward for the Australian Fire Danger Rating System https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/steps-forward-for-the-australian-fire-danger-rating-system

Proceeds from sale of new Royal Australian Mint coin to be given to Australia’s firefighters https://www.ramint.gov.au/publications/proceeds-sale-new-royal-australian-mint-coin-be-given-australias-firefighters

October edition of the Australian Journal for Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-october-2020/

Flood Emergency Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook webinarhttps://www.aidr.org.au/events/25431?locationId=25432

Collaboration leads to new toolkit for emergency volunteer leaders https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2020/collaboration-leads-new-toolkit-emergency-volunteer-leaders

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Examination of how social media can inform the management of volunteers during a flood disaster https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73558

Interactive experience lets app users see weather warnings and analyze their effects on different areas of the map https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/arcnews/create-captivating-geospatial-experiences/

Be Flood Ready https://www.befloodready.uk/

Citizen Seismology https://www.citizenseismology.eu/

Using Social Media to Build Community Disaster Resilience https://www2.slideshare.net/ndufty/using-social-media-to-build-community-disaster-resilience

Psychology and disasters

Depressive Symptoms in the Aftermath of Major Disaster: Empirical Test of the Social Support Deterioration Model Using Natural Experiment https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666558120300063

Ron Howard Depicts Life After the Camp Fire https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/ron-howard-depicts-life-after-camp-fire

Community views on wildfire risk and preparedness in the wildland urban interface https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74612

How Much Do Americans Value Their Health During the Pandemic? https://www.rand.org/blog/2020/10/how-much-do-americans-value-their-health-during-the.html

Community views on wildfire risk and preparedness in the wildland urban interface https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74612

Workplace resilience: leaders by influence and what this means https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi8Zuyo_nI0&feature=youtu.be

Preparing for the first summer after bushfire https://www.beyondblue.org.au/personal-best/pillar/in-focus/preparing-for-the-first-summer-after-bushfire#.X6tv1CQA7do.twitter

Hurricane’s impact still felt in Texas town https://www.examiner-enterprise.com/story/lifestyle/2020/11/11/lewis-hurricanes-impact-still-felt-texas-town/6222660002/

Sociology and disasters

How the climate emergency exacerbates homelessness https://thestreetspirit.org/2020/11/03/how-the-climate-emergency-exacerbates-homelessness/

Seawalls or Social Recovery? The role of policy networks and design in disaster recovery https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3727387

Humanitarian data justice: A structural data justice lens on civic technologies in post-earthquake Nepal https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345602354_Humanitarian_data_justice_A_structural_data_justice_lens_on_civic_technologies_in_post-earthquake_Nepal

Study shows disadvantaged communities may get overlooked for climate adaptation funding https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-11/uomr-ssd110620.php

Retrospection, fairness, and economic shocks: how do voters judge policy responses to natural disasters? https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/political-science-research-and-methods/article/retrospection-fairness-and-economic-shocks-how-do-voters-judge-policy-responses-to-natural-disasters/

Prioritising social equity in disaster recovery and resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74642

Bonding, bridging, and linking social capital and social media use: How hyperlocal social media platforms serve as a conduit to access and activate bridging and linking ties in a time of crisis https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-020-04397-8

New solutions to manage uncertain times: how to prevent the collapse of the social fabric and recover together from COVID-19 https://parispeaceforum.medium.com/new-solutions-to-manage-uncertain-times-how-to-prevent-the-collapse-of-the-social-fabric-and-a2d01a216bd5 Shielding the vulnerable using a risk calculator – here’s why it won’t be enough https://theconversation.com/shielding-the-vulnerable-using-a-risk-calculator-heres-why-it-wont-be-enough-148754

Today in disaster resilience (6 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

‘This season is off the charts’: Colorado fights the worst wildfires in its recent history https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/30/colorado-fires-cameron-peak-east-troublesome

Boris Johnson Sets New Lockdown for England to Slow Coronavirus https://www.wsj.com/articles/johnson-sets-new-lockdown-for-england-to-slow-coronavirus-11604172146

Typhoon Goni: Philippines orders evacuations ahead of 2020’s strongest storm https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/31/typhoon-goni-philippines-orders-thousands-of-evacuations-ahead-of-2020s-strongest-storm

El Salvador – Over 40 Dead or Missing After Landslide in San Salvador Department http://floodlist.com/america/el-salvador-landslide-nejapa-october-2020

Indonesia – 1 Dead, Hundreds Displaced After More Floods in Central and West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-central-west-java-floods-october-2020

Turkey earthquake death toll rises as search for survivors under the rubble continues https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-01/turkey-and-greece-earthquake-death-toll-rises-rescuers-search/12836642

South-east Queensland mops up after giant hail smashes homes, leaves thousands without power https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-01/south-east-queensland-mops-up-after-wild-night-of-weather/12835678

In the US several surveillance indicators of COVID-19 related activity are showing increases in SARS-CoV-2 virus circulation and associated illnesses https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season keeps raging with Hurricane Eta https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/2/21546117/hurricane-eta-2020-atlantic-season-records?hss_channel=tw-142864417

Greece and Turkey – Earthquake Triggers Coastal Flooding http://floodlist.com/asia/greece-turkey-earthquake-tsunami-october-2020

Philippines – Thousands Evacuate Path of Powerful Typhoon ‘Goni’ http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-typhoon-goni-november-2020

UK – Flood Rescues in Northern England After Rivers Overflow http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/flood-north-yorkshire-november-2020

Eta lashes Nicaragua with rains, deadly mudslides https://apnews.com/article/hurricane-eta-nicaragua-mudslides-74c7bdeeef25ce2ef71c187c6d74a93d

Colombia – Thousands of Homes Flooded in Magdalena Department http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-magdalena-november-2020

Uganda – Deadly Floods in Kasese http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-kasese-november-2020

Nicaragua and Honduras – Rain From Hurricane Eta Causes Flooding http://floodlist.com/america/nicaragua-and-honduras-rain-from-hurricane-eta-causes-flooding

New U.S. Daily Coronavirus Cases Top 100,000 for the First Time https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-u-s-daily-coronavirus-cases-top-100-000-for-the-first-time-11604560957

Chad – Floods Hit N’Djamena Again http://floodlist.com/africa/chad-floods-ndjamena-november-2020

Brazil – Flash Floods in Pernambuco After Torrential Rain http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-pernambuco-november-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Nov 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Semeru, Ibu, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/112735/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Nov-2020-Popocatepetl-volcano-Semeru-Ibu-Reventador-Sangay-Sina.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

In 50 years of firefighting I had never seen fires like I did last summer. Australia must take climate change seriously https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/31/in-50-years-of-firefighting-i-had-never-seen-fires-like-i-did-last-summer-australia-must-take-climate-change-seriously

New Zealand’s groundbreaking climate policy may soon be the new normal https://www.climateandcapitalmedia.com/new-zealands-groundbreaking-climate-policy-may-soon-be-the-new-normal/

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/01/born-in-the-ice-age-humankind-now-faces-the-age-of-fire-and-australia-is-on-the-frontline

On climate change, we’re entirely out of margin https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-a-warming-planet/on-climate-change-were-entirely-out-of-margin

Lack of climate action over 50 years will cost Australian economy $3.4tn and 880,000 jobs – report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/02/lack-of-climate-action-over-50-years-will-cost-the-economy-34tn-and-880000-jobs-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

Building cities with wood would store half of cement industry’s current carbon emissions https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201102110010.htm

Net-zero emissions by 2050: leadership or climate colonialism? https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6992851/net-zero-emissions-by-2050-leadership-or-climate-colonialism/

Global Emissions Likely Peaked in 2019, Report Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/global-emissions-likely-peaked-in-2019-report-finds

Driving Climate Change from the Top in the Dominican Republic http://www.ipsnews.net/2020/11/driving-climate-change-top-dominican-republic/

Climate model shows Saharan heat in much of West Africa within a century https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74466

Expect more mega-droughts https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74459

Australia, the climate can’t wait for the next federal election. It’s time to take control https://theconversation.com/australia-the-climate-cant-wait-for-the-next-federal-election-its-time-to-take-control-148252

Scott Morrison pressured by Britain, France and Italy to announce ‘bold’ climate action https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/03/scott-morrison-pressured-by-britain-france-and-italy-to-announce-bold-climate-action?CMP=share_btn_tw

‘Crossroads of the climate crisis’: swing state Arizona grapples with deadly heat https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/01/climate-change-arizona-us-election-2020

Climate change: how China can achieve its pledge of zero emissions https://www.ft.com/content/b16e155a-dc5c-4143-8676-d4552f747371

Global Climate Agreements: Successes and Failures https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/paris-global-climate-change-agreements

Cities must reconnect with natural foundations to face climate, health and biodiversity crises https://www.iucn.org/crossroads-blog/202010/cities-must-reconnect-natural-foundations-face-climate-health-and-biodiversity-crises

Mapped: How climate change disproportionately affects women’s health https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74488

Renewables cut Australia’s emissions more than Covid, energy analysis finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/05/renewables-cut-australias-emissions-more-than-covid-energy-analysis-finds

Why Mispricing the Risks of Sea Level Rise Could Prove Costly https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/keys-sea-level-rise/

US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change https://apnews.com/article/us-leaves-paris-agreement-climate-change-1331bc30021756454dda8eb7ff3c1075

Data on Past Climates Key to Predicting Future, Scientists Say https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/data-past-climates-key-predicting-future-scientists-say

Disaster risk reduction

Planning for Everyone: Closing Gaps in Hazard Mitigation Planning https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/planning-for-everyone-closing-gaps-in-hazard-mitigation-planning

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements Report https://naturaldisaster.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/royal-commission-national-natural-disaster-arrangements-report

Putting people first in disaster risk reduction: the mismatch between policy, theory, and practice https://floodresilience.net/blogs/putting-people-first-in-disaster-risk-reduction-the-mismatch-between-policy-theory-and-practice

Victims and frontline workers say bushfire findings don’t go far enough https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/31/a-tourniquet-for-things-to-come-victims-and-frontline-workers-say-bushfire-findings-dont-go-far-enough?CMP=share_btn_tw

Cities reboot: Urban life in the age of COVID-19 https://longreads.trust.org/item/Cities-adapting-coronavirus-pandemic-world

Exposure model for European seismic risk assessment https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/8755293020919429

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

Aerial strategies advance volcanic gas measurements at inaccessible, strongly degassing volcanoes https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/44/eabb9103

Rising Wildfire Losses Return Insurers to Their Roots http://www.ambest.com/video/MediaArchive.aspx?lid=5740223387001&vid=6199174707001

Two different pandemics – EU vs US https://www.gzeromedia.com/the-graphic-truth-two-different-pandemics-eu-vs-us-11-02-2020

‘Flood busting’ leaky dams installed on Crompton Moor in Oldham https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/137077/flood-busting-leaky-dams-installed-on-crompton-moor-in-oldham

ASFPM Recognizes Excellence in Floodplain Management with 2020 ASFPM Awards https://www.floods.org/whats-new/asfpm-recognizes-excellence-in-floodplain-management-with-2020-asfpm-awards/

How wetlands can protect China’s coastal communities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74463

Destroyed buildings in İzmir not earthquake resistant, reports show https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74474

Deforestation, construction to blame for central Vietnam landslides https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74485

Survey on the themes for the Global Platform 2022 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74507

Bouncing back or bouncing forward? The overlooked role of taxonomies for climate action and pandemic recovery https://www.sei.org/perspectives/bouncing-back-or-bouncing-forward/

What historical insured catastrophe losses really mean https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/what-historical-insured-catastrophe-losses-really-mean-1004199375/

South Yorkshire flood review calls for better insurance support https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-54811585

Why insurance matters: insights from research post-disaster https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-october-2020-why-insurance-matters-insights-from-research-post-disaster/

Resilient houses saved assets and lives during the historic flood in Quang Binh province https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74545

Identifying communities at risk for impacts of extreme heat https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201104143649.htm

Emergency management

PET PODs: Including Pets in Your Community Evacuation Shelter Plan https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/pet-pods-including-pets-in-your-community-evacuation-shelter-plan

Preparing the Whole Community: Including Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Disaster Planning https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/preparing-the-whole-community-including-individuals-experiencing-homelessness-in-disaster-planning

Bangladeshi floating hospital treats flood-ravaged community https://apnews.com/article/pandemics-virus-outbreak-bangladesh-monsoons-health-6bcbfe5b50de61a313ed02301f9a3306

Civil unrest response for fire and emergency services https://www.usfa.fema.gov/operations/civil_unrest/personnel.html

Pandemic recovery in urban settings: planning for the unplanned https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74462

Smoke cloud from Australian summer’s bushfires three-times larger than anything previously recorded https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/03/smoke-cloud-from-australian-summers-bushfires-three-times-larger-than-anything-previously-recorded

What happens after the rain? How flooding is managed https://www.itv.com/news/2020-10-27/what-happens-after-the-rain

South Sudan: Devastating floods doom health facilities https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/south-sudan-devastating-floods-doom-health-facilities/2032652

Disaster education, communications and engagement

#NoNaturalDisasters in the workplace: Improving how we talk about disasters at work https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/72400

Special Issue on School Safety in the Context of Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/international-journal-of-disaster-risk-reduction/special-issue/10G9DV1C7CG

The Australian Weather Calendar is back for 2021 https://shop.bom.gov.au/

Action-led alerts effective at pointy end of natural disasters: fire, floods https://www.qut.edu.au/news?news-id=170428

Flood risk communication: a fundamental tool for disaster risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74456

Messy maps: Qualitative GIS representations of resilience https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204619310643#f0005

World Tsunami Awareness Day 5 November https://www.undrr.org/news/tsunamis-supreme-test-risk-governance-un-secretary-general-0

How new modes of storytelling engage Australians in disaster preparedness and long-term resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74558

Communication-related vulnerability to disasters: A heuristic framework https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74555

Psychology and disasters

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Parental Stress and Young Children’s Development During Physical Distancinghttps://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/impact-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-parental-stress-and-young-childrens-development-during-physical-distancing

Mental Health Interventions in Shelters: Lessons from Hurricane Harvey https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/mental-health-interventions-in-shelters-lessons-from-hurricane-harvey

Individual and community behavioral responses to natural disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344946726_Individual_and_community_behavioral_responses_to_natural_disasters

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19 and poverty https://feature.undp.org/covid-and-poverty/

Community Resilience in Neighbourhood Level: Study of Organically Developed Neighborhood in Dhaka https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345128768_Community_Resilience_in_Neighbourhood_Level_Study_of_Organically_Developed_Neighborhood_in_Dhaka

Bonding, bridging, and linking social capital and social media use: How hyperlocal social media platforms serve as a conduit to access and activate bridging and linking ties in a time of crisis https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-020-04397-8

Bringing disaster preparedness into resilience politics https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-11-04/bringing-disaster-preparedness-into-resilience-politics/

How social capital can help deal with the pandemic better https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/how-social-capital-can-help-deal-with-the-pandemic-better/article33021238.ece

Collective Action Problem Characteristics and Partner Uncertainty as Drivers of Social Tie Formation in Collaborative Networks https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/psj.12309

Today in disaster resilience (30 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Nearly 9,000 flee homes in Philippines as Molave intensifies into typhoon https://news.trust.org/item/20201025111751-eylg2/

Covid: Spain imposes national night-time curfew to curb infections https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54682222

Flash flood hits Tumbarumba in NSW, forcing evacuation of home and caravan park https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-24/tumbarumba-storm-rescue-and-nsw-weather-warning/12810474

Australia – Storms Trigger Floods in New South Wales http://floodlist.com/australia/australia-floods-newsouthwales-october-2020

Indonesia – Floods Damage 1,500 Homes in West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-westjava-october-2020

Jamaica – Heavy Rain Causes Deadly Landslides and Floods http://floodlist.com/america/jamaica-floods-october-2020

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass Summer Peak And Are Climbing Higher Fast https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/10/27/928062773/u-s-cases-surpass-summer-peak-and-are-climbing-higher-fast

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim https://apnews.com/article/tropical-storm-zeta-gulf-coast-487fcfc70b8ac16795f4b4ff381019b5

Winds Are Expected to Diminish, Aiding in Fight Against Silverado Fire https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/california-wildfires/red-flag-wildfires-orange-county-silverado-fire-irvine/2450163/

Philippines – Tropical Cyclone Molave Leaves 16 Dead or Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-typhoon-molave-october-2020

Suspected Terrorist Knife Attack in Nice, France, Leaves Three Dead https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-people-killed-in-knife-attack-at-church-in-french-city-of-nice-11603963626

Millions affected as devastating typhoon strikes Viet Nam https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/10/1076412

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Oct 2020: Pacaya volcano, Karymsky, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/112182/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Oct-2020-Pacaya-volcano-Karymsky-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sa.html

Vietnam – Dozens Missing After Rain From Typhoon Molave Triggers Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-typhoon-molave-floods-landslides-october-2020

Indonesia – Rain Triggers Deadly Floods and Landslides in Pangandaran, West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-pangandaran-landslide-floods-october-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate core: Towards a common climate change curriculum in the built environment https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74322

Lesotho: African Risk Capacity and Government of Lesotho partner to strengthen management of climate disaster risk https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74308

Government aims to make Germany climate resilient as average temperature rises https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74295

Co-designing climate services to integrate traditional ecological knowledge: a case study from Bali https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74291

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/

It’s been a thousand years since Colorado has burned like this https://thephoenix.substack.com/p/its-been-a-thousand-years-since-colorado

Japan set to announce 2050 net zero emissions target – report https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/10/21/japan-set-announce-2050-net-zero-emissions-target-report/

As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing “multi-level emergency” mount https://www.denverpost.com/2020/10/25/colorado-wildfires-climate-change/

Is The Risk Of Sea Level Rise Affecting Florida Home Prices? A New Study Says Yes https://www.npr.org/2020/10/15/924239753/is-the-risk-of-sea-level-rise-affecting-florida-home-prices-a-new-study-says-yes

Back to the future of climate https://ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2020/10/back-to-the-future-of-climate.html

Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050 https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-shinzo-abe-cabinets-health-yoshihide-suga-726ac43cceb4b94fe2b532bdea704410

80 per cent of Australians think they are already experiencing problems caused by climate change https://www.tai.org.au/content/climate-nation-climate-change-concern-hits-82

‘Sleeping giant’ Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/oct/27/sleeping-giant-arctic-methane-deposits-starting-to-release-scientists-find

Swiss seniors sue government over climate change at European court https://news.trust.org/item/20201027084932-c1upl/

Beaches can survive sea-level rises if they have space to move https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/beaches-can-survive-sea-level-rises-as-long-as-they-have-space-to-move

Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has accelerated significantly over the past two decades, transforming the shape of the ice sheet edge https://news.agu.org/press-release/ice-sheet-melt-reshaping-coastal-greenland/

ABC flagship current affair programs didn’t cover climate change adequately, report findshttps://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/oct/28/abc-flagship-current-affair-programs-didnt-cover-climate-change-adequately-report-finds?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Global death rate from rising temperatures projected to surpass the current death rate of all infectious diseases combined https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73018

Global Emissions Likely Peaked in 2019, Report Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/global-emissions-likely-peaked-in-2019-report-finds

New polling shows 79% of Aussies care about climate change. So why doesn’t the government listen? https://theconversation.com/new-polling-shows-79-of-aussies-care-about-climate-change-so-why-doesnt-the-government-listen-148726

Robotic vessel launched at Beachport to map coastal erosion, better understand effects of climate change https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-28/beachport-erosion-robotic-vessel-deployed-climate-change/12821360

Deluged by floods, America’s ‘oldest city’ struggles to save landmarks from climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/28/st-augustine-florida-floods-climate-crisis

Bushfire survivors want more water bombers, climate change action https://www.theage.com.au/national/bushfire-survivors-want-more-water-bombers-climate-change-action-20201027-p568yo.html

NSW environment minister urges end to ‘pointless, backward-looking arguments’ about climate action https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/28/nsw-environment-minister-urges-end-to-pointless-backward-looking-arguments-about-climate-action

State of the climate: 2020 on course to be warmest year on record https://www.carbonbrief.org/state-of-the-climate-2020-on-course-to-be-warmest-year-on-record

Joe Biden calls climate change the ‘number one issue facing humanity https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/24/joe-biden-climate-change-is-number-one-issue-facing-humanity.html

Eliminating CO2 Emissions from Industry and Transport in Line with 1.5°C Climate Goal https://www.irena.org/newsroom/pressreleases/2020/Sep/Eliminating-CO2-Emissions-from-Industry

Disaster risk reduction

Ten UN agencies joined the 15th Global Forum on Human Settlements — for promoting post-pandemic recovery and transformation towards resilient cities and healthy planet https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74328

Resilient shores: Risks and opportunities for Vietnam’s coastal development https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74304

China to provide the Mekong River Commission with year-round water data https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74320

Himalayas poised for a series of big earthquakes, says study https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74329

Italy approves a contribution of EUR 3 million to support the establishment of a multi-hazard early warning system in Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74315

Australia supporting Fiji with flood alleviation project https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74318

Achieve next-level insight into global rainfall – flood patterns https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74333

Drought management norms: Is the Middle East and North Africa region managing risks or crises? https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74321

Wildfires can cause dangerous debris flows https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74302

Monthly streamflow prediction using a hybrid stochastic-deterministic approach for parsimonious non-linear time series modelling https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19942060.2020.1830858

Property flood resilience https://www.befloodready.uk/pfr-products

Probability of Occurrence and Displacement Regression of Distributed Surface Rupturing for Reverse Earthquakes https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2020.581605/full

Ridgecrest quake shook tall LA buildings up to 4 times more than expectedhttps://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/ridgecrest-quake-shook-tall-la-buildings-up-to-4-times-more-than-expected-11955/

The end of the drought in western New South Wales has transformed a little-known wetland into an oasis for Australia’s wildlife https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-25/waterbirds-return-to-lake-cowal-wetlands-after-drought/12789226

Drivers of Change in National Disaster Governance under the Hyogo Framework for Action https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344928916_Drivers_of_Change_in_National_Disaster_Governance_under_the_Hyogo_Framework_for_Action

Airplane COVID-19 risk ‘very low’ with masks, other actions, report finds https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines/airplane-covid-19-risk-very-low-with-masks-other-actions-report-finds-idUSKBN27C23C

Why disastrous floods are taking place in Karachi and what is needed for this to change https://www.iied.org/urban-flooding-case-karachi

Emergency management

Twin storms drive Southeast Asia floods as a third approaches https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/maps-and-graphics/2020/10/21/asia-vietnam-cambodia-laos-floods

Eastern Africa Floods: Humanitarian Snapshot (October 2020) https://reliefweb.int/report/sudan/eastern-africa-humanitarian-snapshot-october-2020

Pandemic to Prosperity: Chronicling the Path from Response to Recovery https://ncoc.org/p2p/

Global Emergency Services Action https://www.gesaction.org/

Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke https://woods.stanford.edu/stanford-wildfire-research/news/health-impacts-wildfire-smoke

Who is responsible for the West’s wildfires? https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/fire-deficit-tek-controlled-burn-climate-change

Experts To Western States: Time To Finally Fight Wildfires With More Fire https://www.npr.org/2020/10/27/927901189/experts-to-western-states-time-to-finally-fight-wildfires-with-more-fire

Mississippi after Katrina: Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction on the Gulf Coast https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793610133/Mississippi-after-Katrina-Disaster-Recovery-and-Reconstruction-on-the-Gulf-Coast

Disaster education, communications and engagement

This startup wants to help you prepare for America’s next disaster https://fortune.com/2020/10/25/harbor-preparing-for-natural-disasters-startup-dan-kessler/

Here’s what you need to know about La Niña 2020/21 https://www.qbe.com/au/news/la-nina-declared-for-australia

Resilience Card Game https://resiliencecardgame.com/

School resources – Big Weather (and how to survive it) https://education.abc.net.au/home#!/topic/3710253/big-weather-and-how-to-survive-it

Citizen Scientists Make History In The Quest To Cure Coronavirus https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolineseydel/2020/10/27/citizen-scientists-make-history-in-the-quest-to-cure-coronavirus/#2249a4c978df

The Role of Social Media in Disaster Recovery Following Hurricane Harvey https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/jhsem/ahead-of-print/article-10.1515-jhsem-2018-0054/article-10.1515-jhsem-2018-0054.xml

A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-28/a-room-a-bar-and-a-class-how-the-coronavirus-is-spread-through-the-air.html

Rockd Mobile App Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCsQ9BdbIp0&feature=youtu.be

Psychology and disasters

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

Covid-19: Suicidal thoughts increased in young adults during lockdown, UK study finds https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4095

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19: how lockdowns affected health access in African and Asian slums https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74310

Four myths about gender and disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74288

Population dynamics and natural hazard risk management: conceptual and practical linkages for the case of Austrian policy making https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344872433_Population_dynamics_and_natural_hazard_risk_management_conceptual_and_practical_linkages_for_the_case_of_Austrian_policy_making

Making Rotterdam’s First Resilient Neighborhood through Social Cohesion https://resilientcitiesnetwork.org/urban_resiliences/rotterdam-social-cohesion/

Coronavirus pandemic deepens Japan’s demographic crisis https://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN27C0GV

Individual and community behavioral responses to natural disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344946726_Individual_and_community_behavioral_responses_to_natural_disasters

Bolivia’s forest people burned by ‘perfect recipe’ for wildfire disasters https://news.trust.org/item/20201029172118-bglhi/

Why African cities should have engaged non-state actors in the fight against COVD-19 https://theconversation.com/why-african-cities-should-have-engaged-non-state-actors-in-the-fight-against-covd-19-147926

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