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

Slovakia – Floods Cause Fatality and Prompt Evacuations

Togo – Thousands Affected by Oti River Floods in North

Conditions at Nyiragongo volcano suggest another disaster is brewing, DR Congo

At least 90 dead, 32 missing and 5 million affected as more floods and landslides hit central Vietnam

Severe floods claim 47 lives, damage more than 900 000 ha of crops in Maharashtra, India

At least 12 people dead after heavy rains trigger flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Flood death toll in Cambodia rises to 25

Hyderabad floods: Six dead in 24 hours, over 37,000 families affected

India – Over 60 Dead After More Rain and Floods Hit Telangana

Thailand – Thousands Affected by Floods

Cambodia – Floods Affect Over 240,000 in 19 Provinces

Kenya – Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in West Pokot

Vietnam – More Than 100 Lives Lost in Central Region Floods and Landslides

Nigeria – 155 Dead, 25,000 Displaced After Weeks of Flooding

Indonesia – Hundreds Displaced After Heavy Rain in West and Central Areas

Catastrophic floods hit Vietnam and Cambodia, killing at least 132 people,-cambodia/12796996

Philippines – Tropical Storm “Saudel” Prompts Evacuations

Portugal – Rain From Storm Barbara Triggers Flash Floods

Ireland – Tidal Floods Hit County Cork

Greece – Flood Rescues in Crete

‘It was a pretty good shaker’: 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Pacific Ocean prompts short-lived tsunami scare for Alaska, Hawaii

“Lots of structure loss” after East Troublesome fire’s explosion into Grand Lake; blaze is threatening Estes Park

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Oct 2020: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl

Mozambique – Storms and Floods Leave 22 Dead, Thousands Affected

Kenya – Lake Floods Displace Thousands, Damage Livelihoods

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Urban adaptation in Europe: how cities and towns respond to climate change

‘We need to act now’ — Major NZ climate report shows worse fire risk, warmer winters already here–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

Alaska’s new climate threat: tsunamis linked to melting permafrost

Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists

Are climate scientists being too cautious when linking extreme weather to climate change?

The Arctic is in a death spiral. How much longer will it exist?

For many climate change finally hits home

Bushfire royal commission will fail if it does not recommend reducing emissions: Former fire chief

Coal regions advised to look to renewables for jobs growth as IEA report highlights falling demand

If Past Is a Guide, Arctic Could Be Verging on Permafrost Collapse

‘Uninhabitable hell’: Climate change and disease threaten millions, UN warns

Exxon’s Plan for Surging Carbon Emissions Revealed in Leaked Documents

Driver of the largest mass extinction in the history of the Earth identified

California megafires rise exponentially as global heating takes the gloves off

Strong governance, reduced risks: Reducing climate change effects and risks in Bosnia and Herzegovina by identifying opportunities and turning knowledge into action

Modeling the cascading infrastructure impacts of climate change

Pekalongan flood risk and impact assessment predicts 90% of the city will be inundated by 2035: how is climate change impacting Indonesia?

Australian outback cattle station to house world’s largest solar farm, powering Singapore

Wind climbs to the top of the renewable mountain in the US

Climate impact induced crisis in Europe: An exploration of scenarios

Colorado’s record-breaking wildfires show “climate change is here and now”

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

Governance at the heart of transformative disaster risk reduction

Asia-Pacific Regional Framework for NATECH (natural hazards triggering technological disasters) risk management

Case Study: Non-structural mitigation in Turkey

The flood resilience measurement for communities: Sources of resilience overview

Moving? 6 Questions To Ask About Flood Risk In A Changing Climate

How probable is widespread flooding in the United States?

Landslide risk in India

MP supports call for comprehensive flood action plan

Flood risk and public health: An unlikely partnership in the 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

Stressed out volcanoes more likely to collapse and erupt, study finds,-study-finds

Worsening floods in Indonesia’s Sumatra Island linked to oil palm plantations

NSW bushfire survivor tries cultural burn as Willawarrin community prepares for summer

Hurricane-Resistant Building Code Helped Protect Alabama from Sally’s Winds

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

Inundation monitoring service in the Philippines

Why invest in resilience?

Inspiring individuals who reduce disaster risk

Scientists improve model of landslide-induced tsunami

NASA researchers help analyze a historically powerful, costly storm

Complex event resilience of small- and medium-sized enterprises: Natural disaster planning during the COVID-19 pandemic

How to enhance resilience of populations at local and national level

Insurance Australia Group has dropped its support for a NSW government proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall

Living In Harm’s Way: Why Most Flood Risk Is Not Disclosed

World on fire 2020: Experts explain the global wildfire crisis

Emergency management

Contingency Planning Guide

Resilient Leadership: Learning from crisis – an experiment in reflective learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

What developing countries can teach us about how to respond to a pandemic

Government extends £5,000 grant scheme for flood-hit homes

WHO reform: a call for an early-warning protocol for infectious diseases

Coronavirus Victoria: Melbourne makes world history crushing second wave

Firefighters prepare for the worst this bushfire season as Kangaroo Island rebuilds

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Undisclosed: Most Homebuyers And Renters Aren’t Warned About Flood Or Wildfire Risk

New research reveals the hidden danger of sweltering heat at Western Sydney schools

The ‘I Survived’ Books Are Perfect Reads For An Anxious Age

Resources for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

New study highlights the role of risk communication in coping with COVID-19

More than 4 billion people around the world now use social media each month

Communicating with maps

How COVID-19 changed community engagement in South Africa’s low income areas

Psychology and disasters

Pandemic fatigue – Reinvigorating the public to prevent COVID-19

“I just want it to end.” Life on the Colorado wildfire frontlines

Sociology and disasters

Why should local disaster-risk-reduction-strategies wear gender lens for girls’ safety?

Protection for the rich, retreat for the poor

Vulnerability to poverty following extreme weather events in Malawi

How flooding impacts poverty in Zimbabwe

Belonging and inclusivity make a resilient future for all: A cross-sectional analysis of post-flood social capital in a diverse Australian rural community

Trust and Compassion in Willingness to Share Mobility and Sheltering Resources in Evacuations: A Case Study of the 2017 and 2018 California Wildfires

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

Five In Vietnam And Two In Cambodia Die In Floods

Storm-ravaged southwestern Louisiana takes stock of damage after Delta

Cambodia – Widespread Flooding Leaves 10 Dead

Ghana – Flash Floods Cause Traffic Chaos in Accra

Vietnam – at Least 7 Dead or Missing After Floods in Central Provinces

Flooding in South-East Asia leaves at least 20 dead, thousands homeless

Vietnam – Floods Worsens as Tropical Storm Linfa Makes Landfall

USA – Flash Floods After Hurricane Delta Dumps 445mm of Rain in Louisiana

Uganda – Lake Floods Continue to Cause Hardship for Communities

Mideast wildfires kill 3, force thousands to flee homes

Indonesia – Heavy Rain Triggers Floods and Landslides in 8 Provinces

Hyderabad Floods: Non-Stop Rains Kill 19 As Life Comes To Halt, Total 30 Dead In Telangana

 Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Oct 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay

Philippines – 3 Die in Flash Floods in Cebu City

India – Deadly Floods in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren’t good enough

Bangladesh urges countries to ramp up climate ambition by 2020 deadline

Net zero emissions target for Australia could launch $63bn investment boom

Dynamic ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet driven by sustained glacier retreat

Extreme weather events have increased dramatically in the past 20 years

The Ocean-Land Connection of Droughts

‘Uninhabitable hell’: Climate change and disease threaten millions, UN warns

How ‘urban heat islands’ will intensify heatwaves in UK cities

Trillions of extra economic damages predicted in new study of climate change effects

The Arctic is burning in a whole new way

People power: everyday Australians are building their own renewables projects, and you can too

Top asset owners commit to big carbon emissions cuts

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

Act now on wildfires, global climate change, human health, study says

Better governance is a key to reducing flood risks

Disaster risk reduction at our fingertips

Global emissions fall faster than at any time on record as COVID-19 hits economies

Disaster risk reduction

Does nature or society create risk? Practical implications of shifting the disaster frame

A push to prevent the next pandemic

Nepal’s ‘bottom-up’ approach to disaster risk governance

High-resolution approach to quantify the impact of building-level flood risk mitigation and adaptation measures on flood losses at the community-level

Rethinking resilience to wildfire

Learning to live with blazes in the drying South

Krakatoa is still active, and we are not ready for the tsunamis another eruption would generate

Putting people first in disaster risk reduction: the mismatch between policy, theory, and practice

Cities at risk – Building a resilient future for the world’s urban centres

Root causes and policy dilemmas of the COVID-19 pandemic global disaster

Public warning systems

Why loss and damage must feature strongly in NDCs

Flood Factor: Mapping the flood risk of 142 million properties in America with Mapbox

COVID-19; an opportunity to re-think disaster risk governance–an-opportunity-to-re-think-disaster-risk-governance.html

MOOC: Geospatial applications for disaster risk management

Planning for everyone: closing gaps in hazard mitigation planning

New data highlights most disaster-prone U.S. communities

Better risk management should guide our action to build back better

Open, reliable risk data: a key element for good disaster risk governance

Public review of the Words into Action guide: ‘Nature-based solutions for disaster risk reduction’

State of Climate Services 2020 report: move from early warnings to early action

Record rainfall and poor urban planning: What caused Hyderabad to flood

Emergency management

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

Community planning and capacity building in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria: Pre-disaster conditions, hurricane damage, and courses of action

France declares state of emergency due to Covid-19

Epidemic preparedness and response

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Women’s Resilience to Disasters Knowledge Hub

How is social media shaping disaster governance?

Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills

Beyond (Mis)Representation: Visuals in COVID-19 Misinformation

PIRAC launches a social media campaign on disaster preparedness in a context of COVID-19 outbreak

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction booklet

Principles of risk communication guide: A guide to communicating with socially vulnerable populations across the disaster lifecycle

My Fire Plan

Big Weather education resources address our changing weather and what we can do to survive it!/topic/3710253/big-weather-and-how-to-survive-it/all

inSIGHT: a participatory game for enhancing disaster risk governance

Information for the people

International Disaster Risk Reduction Day: Why being prepared is key to overcoming 21st century challenges

Public opinion on the 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

Psychology and disasters

Public risk perception attitude and information-seeking efficacy on floods: a formative study for disaster preparation campaigns and policies

Participants in program for vulnerable young people are helping communities recover from bushfires

‘Solastalgia’: Arctic inhabitants overwhelmed by new form of climate grief

Sociology and disasters

Miami-Dade is one storm away from a housing catastrophe. Nearly 1M people are at risk

The human cost of disasters: an overview of the 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 Gamma

France and Italy – Deadly Flash Floods After 630mm of Rain in 24 Hours

Western Pacific season returns, Chan-Hom forecast to become an intense typhoon and head towards Japan

Hurricane Delta Prompts Evacuations in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

California’s largest wildfire on record is now a million-acre “gigafire”

Hundreds Evacuated As French Villages Dig Out From Flooding

Indonesia – Homes Damaged After Floods in East and West Java Provinces

Philippines – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Cebu Province

Flooding hits six million people in East Africa

Malaysia – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Sabah

Hurricane Delta: Louisiana declares state of emergency as it braces for storm

Vietnam – at Least 7 Dead or Missing After Floods in Central Provinces

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Oct 2020: Etna volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Semeru

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Giving vulnerable Bangladeshis the resources to cope with climate change

Climate change and concrete turn up heat on vulnerable communities in New Jersey’s cities

This page will track a selection of the planet’s vital signs, from carbon dioxide levels to Arctic sea ice

Beyond a token effort: gender transformative climate change action in the Pacific

Climate change and migration in Bangladesh: gender perspective

Climate Change in the Minds of U.S. News Audiences

Flooded Asia: Why climate change hits region the hardest

Climate change responsible for record sea temperature levels, says study

What is holding back the promise of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation?

Natural catastrophe resilience remains low as climate risks increase

Europe’s new climate target would mean near total exit from coal by 2030

‘Thrilled’: Next generation climate modelling gets budget kickstart

Polar ice, atmospheric water vapor biggest drivers of variation among climate models

Climate-menaced nations say survival depends on stronger 2020 action

Is climate change reversible?

New research: nitrous oxide emissions 300 times more powerful than CO₂ are jeopardising Earth’s future

Billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in 2020 tie annual record

Extreme heat in Western and Southern Europe: A real and increasingly regular peril of climate change

Assessing Shifts in Regional Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. River Basins in Response to Climate Change over the 21st Century

This infographic illustrates three storylines of these possible warmer worlds based on different mitigation option

Warming makes Delta, other storms power up faster

Disaster risk reduction

Why are people still losing their lives and livelihoods to disasters?

North Atlantic hurricane season halftime report: Will the second half be as active as the first?

Using drones to better predict urban flooding

Infrastructuring floods in the Brahmaputra river basin: hydrocracies, hubris, hazardscapes

Mapping bushfire hazard and impacts – Final report

Latest edition of Floodplain Manager newsletter

A Decade on: Canterbury Aftershocks

Previsico’s real time flood forecasting ushers in next generation insurtech

California Will Keep Burning. But Housing Policy Is Making It Worse

2020: The Year of the Converging Crises

Earthquake forecasting clues unearthed in strange precariously balanced rocks

Marine heatwaves and hurricanes: Study examines compounding impact of severe weather

Adaptive social protection and disaster risk management: A case study of Japan

Community- and nature-based solutions for integrated urban flood risk management: Mini studios for water-sensitive urban design – a handbook for organizers and facilitators

Geologists raise the speed limit for how fast continental crust can form

Mose flood barrier finally holds the waters back for fragile Venice

Researchers aim to improve coastal storm surge forecasting

Fuzzy Postprocessing to Advance the Quality of Continental Seasonal Hydrological Forecasts for River Basin Management

Seismic data yields deeper quake knowledge

Thinning forests doesn’t reduce bushfire risk and could make some blazes worse, study finds

Faraway Magma Reservoirs Complicate Volcano Monitoring

Landslide susceptibility assessment of wildfire burnt areas through earth-observation techniques and a machine learning-based approach

The frightening implications of California’s first million-acre fire

Property Flood Resilience Update

Emergency management

Assessing the cost of disaster recovery and identifying funding sources in the HSOAC Puerto Rico economic and disaster recovery plan project

Building back locally : Supporting Puerto Rico’s municipalities in post-hurricane reconstruction

Isolated nursing centre that became a bushfire refuge gets renewable energy funding

Understanding the Australian Fire Danger Rating System Program

Aerial firefighting webinar series

Current issue of Fire Australia

ANU launches centre for early fire detection and suppression

Improving Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons From COVID-19

Disaster education, communications and engagement

GIDM launches 5 hours self-paced online course on the basics of disaster risk management

Disaster-resilience education helps students take the lead in a changing Australia

Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different?

A guide to long-term thinking: how to envision the far future of Earth

Incidents within Incidents: social perspectives on the global pandemic and wildfire

There are more than 3,000 volunteer rainfall recorders across Australia

Using Art as an In-Road to Science and Activism

Beachgoers keep high eye on Victoria’s changing coastline

Psychology and disasters

It’s normal for hurricanes to cause people to experience emotional distress

Sociology and disasters

Exclusion of at-risk communities a major barrier to preventing disaster losses

Pacific women shut out of disaster management

Review of gender-responsiveness and disability-inclusion in disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific United Nations

A standardized community resilience measurement framework for flooding

Coastal flooding will disproportionately impact river delta populations

Disaster Relief: Why the Poor Need Higher Priority

Preliminary rapid gender analysis of monsoon flood 2020

African Americans Are Disproportionately Exposed to Extreme Heat

Nepal: Why more women die in natural disasters

Replication Data for: Capturing Bonding, Bridging, and Linking Social Capital through Publicly Available Data Social capital and COVID-19: a multidimensional and multilevel approach

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’

Severe storms in Italy produce damaging tornadoes, flash floods and landslides

Nepal – Heavy Rain and Floods in Southern Central Areas Leave 4 Dead, Houses Destroyed

South Sudan – 625,000 Affected by Floods in 34 Counties

Ghana – Deadly Flash Floods in Ashanti Region

Chad – Floods Affect 300,000 Says UN

India – Rain Triggers Deadly Floods in Meghalaya and Assam

Vietnam – Deadly Floods and Landslides in North After 340mm of Rain in 24 Hours

Myanmar – Almost 3,000 Displaced by Floods in Kachin

Deadly fires rage through northern California forcing tens of thousands to evacuate

India – Third Wave of Floods Hits 300,000 Across 13 Districts

Indonesia – 11 Dead After Landslides in North Kalimantan

Napa Valley wineries face fury of latest California wildfire as 2020 damages mount

3 dead, nearly 100 000 evacuate as two massive wildfires explode in Northern California

Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hits Istanbul, Turkey

100 000 people stranded as highest rainfall in 60 years hits Rangpur, Bangladesh

Ashfall produced by Sangay destroys 11 200 ha of crops, affecting at least 24 500 farmers, Ecuador

Bangladesh – Tens of Thousands Hit by Floods in North

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Oct 2020: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest suffers worst fires in a decade

Benin – 7,000 Displaced by Niger River Floods in North East

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

US sees ‘alarming’ increase in combined heatwaves and droughts

Hurricanes near U.S. coast forecast to worsen and multiply due to global warming

What’s in Boris Johnson’s climate in tray?

The Arctic is burning like never before — and that’s bad news for climate change

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 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

Climate change adaptation projects continue amid coronavirus pandemic

How our warmer oceans are contributing to climate breakdown

New Sea Level Satellite Arrives at California Launch Site

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will

Climate scientists can take this one action to accelerate solutions for climate change

Simpler models may be better for determining some climate risk

Climate change increases the risk of wildfires

Activists screen videos onto Arctic glaciers in climate protest

Greenland ice sheet loss already ‘unprecedented’ and set to accelerate

China’s zero emissions target puts Australia on notice

The Value of Initial Condition Large Ensembles to Robust Adaptation Decision‐Making

Planetary ‘safety net’ could halt wildlife loss and slow climate breakdown

Recommendations for a revised EU strategy on climate change adaptation

Revised estimates of the impact of climate change on extreme poverty by 2030

Global heating warming up ‘nights faster than days’

Disaster risk reduction

Flood risks: More accurate data due to Covid-19

Mitigating geohazard risk to help save lives in Nepal

No earthquake-resistant buildings, no disaster management plan: Kashmir sits on seismological powder keg

Traditional fire management conducted in Bega Valley, Eurobodalla — hardest-hit by last season’s bushfires

Nearly 60,000 large dams exist worldwide, with more than 3,700 currently planned or under construction

Alabama’s nation-leading 16,000 Fortified roofs held up well to Hurricane Sally

New knowledge about what causes thunderstorms and cloud bursts

Lumberton County Floodprint: Strategies for Repurposing Vulnerable Landscapes After Disaster

Wood Buffalo council opts for berms, not buyouts for most flood-affected neighbourhoods

The Nile river led to Khartoum’s growth, but now threatens the city

Framing the challenge of urban flooding in the United States

BOM declares a La Nina, signalling wet spring and summer likely for northern, eastern Australia

Alberta’s disaster risk assessment plan in poor shape: auditor

Phivolcs monitoring ‘abnormal’ conditions in four volcanoes

Strengthening Coastal Counties Resilience Challenge

National Platform of Disaster Risk Reduction in Turkey

2020 State of flood report: Actions for a more protected and resilient planet

Towards coordinated self-organization: An actor-centered framework for the design of disaster management information

New woodlands can help reduce flooding risk within 15 years

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

Understanding Catastrophe Modeling

Emergency management

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

People-centered early warning systems in China: a bibliometric analysis of policy documents

The COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: Impact, Responses, and Lessons from Ghana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda

A multilabel classification approach to identify hurricane‐induced infrastructure disruptions using social media data

Experts call for tech upgrades to help fight wildfires

ACT Alliance members in Indonesia: Preparing the communities to respond better to disasters

Counting the costs: Improving disaster recovery cost estimation

A member of an elite firefighting team answers our questions about California’s inferno

The 2019-2020 Australian bushfires: from temporary evacuation to longer-term displacement

Fires and Storms Push Demand for Emergency Shelter to a New High

Disaster education, communications and engagement

DepEd, partners launch RADaR app to ensure learning continuity after disasters

Localized action for social behavior change in COVID-19

Digital technologies will help build resilient communities after the coronavirus pandemic

A history of the human choices that led to one of the century’s worst natural disasters

Where the UK government is going wrong in its coronavirus messaging, according to a marketing expert

Psychology and disasters

More firefighters die from suicide each year than in the line of duty

Around the world, people who accidentally spread the coronavirus must face both a dangerous illness and an onslaught of online condemnation

Art therapy: This is how the arts can sharpen mental health research

Measuring individual disaster preparedness

Sociology and disasters

Wealthy Benefit Most From Hurricanes

The Demography of Disasters

Socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on household consumption and poverty

The climate change risks, trends and impacts and the related vulnerabilities on children in sub-Saharan Africa

Almeda fire’s destruction of mobile home parks exacerbates Rogue Valley’s affordable housing shortage

COVID-19 economic vulnerability vs health emergency

The gendered nature of natural disasters: the impact of catastrophic events on the gender gap in life expectancy

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

Tropical Storm Beta, Forecast to Move Inland Monday, Churns in the Gulf

Myanmar – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Mandalay Region

Mexico – Deadly Floods in Oaxaca

France – 2 Missing After Torrential Rain Triggers Floods in South

India – Floods in Karnataka After 450mm of Rain in 24 Hours

South East Asia – Tropical Storm Noul Causes Wind Damage and Floods in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand

Strombolian activity at Mount Etna, Italy

Major eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

Flood Kills 30, Submerges Communities In Niger State

Tropical Storm Beta takes aim at Texas, Louisiana as Gulf Coast sees storm surge, flooding

Man dies in floodwaters after Broken Hill cops month of rain in 15 minutes

Cambodia – Rain From Tropical Storm Noul Triggers Floods in 5 Provinces

Indonesia- Floods in West Java and Jakarta

Nigeria – Widespread Flooding in Kogi State After Niger River Overflows

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

Record Flooding in Sudan

Bangladesh faces twin crises as coronavirus deals new blow to flood-battered nation

Houston faces flash flooding risk as Beta stalls inland

Cambodia – Rain From Tropical Storm Noul Triggers Floods in 5 Provinces

Ethiopia – 144,000 Displaced by Awash River Flooding in Afar Region

India – Floods in Karnataka After 450mm of Rain in 24 Hours

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Sep 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay, Lopevi

At least 126 people killed in floods and landslides in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

New Australian guidelines launched to ensure consistent climate change risks assessments and disclosure

UK: Building climate resilience knowledge from the ground up

USA: Climate change is dumping record amounts of rain. We’re not equipped to handle it

Climate predictions for Ireland by 2050 come with unprecedented detail

Hurricane Sally’s fierce rain shows how climate change raises storm risks

Reporting on floods through a climate lens

Slow-moving storms that deluge coasts may be latest hazard of climate change

The Morrison government wants to suck CO₂ out of the atmosphere. Here are 7 ways to do it

Prince Charles calls for ‘swift’ action on climate change

Want to Save Lives? Name Heat Waves Like Hurricanes

The tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis

Arctic sea-ice shrinks to near record low extent

The climate crisis will sweep away my country if the world doesn’t keep its promises

World’s richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam

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

World’s most powerful turbine to anchor largest offshore wind farm

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 metres – even if Paris climate goals are met, study finds

UNDP, Timor-Leste launch GCF-backed project to protect rural communities against climate change

Iraq launches National Adaptation Plan process for climate change resilience

Arctic sea ice minimum is 2nd lowest on record

Climate Scientists Take Their Closest Look Yet at the Warming Impact of Aviation Emissions

Stability Check on Antarctica Reveals High Risk for Long-Term Sea Level Rise

‘They’re suffering now’: Americans scramble to adapt to daily reality of climate crisis

Future climate response to Antarctic Ice Sheet melt caused by anthropogenic warming

The science connecting wildfires to climate change

Disaster risk reduction

Atlantic hurricane in 2020: Are we in store for another record-breaking year?

Searching for surprise catastrophes: the Beirut explosion

Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention

Nepal: why are landslides so deadly?

The economic case for a national flood standard

To Prevent California Wildfires, We Need to Have Some Uncomfortable Conversations

The effect of surge on riverine flood hazard and impact in deltas globally

New recommendations for a proactive flood policy in India

Steps Sudan must take to prevent future flood destruction

Extreme rainfall events have more than doubled in Himalayas

New tools to help “predict” forest fires

California Wildfires: Can Insurance Markets Handle the Risk?

How Science and Technology Keep Up with Earth’s Shifting Surface

After Storms, They Built Higher. They Dread Doing It Again

Our new model shows Australia can expect 11 tropical cyclones this season

Tapping into the ground to counter floods and droughts

Emergency management

How to build back better after the COVID-19 crisis? A practical approach applied to Fiji

Puerto Rico sees more pain and little progress three years after Hurricane Maria

UN: 730,000 people seriously affected by Sudan floods

Τhe disaster and health nexus amid the COVID-19 pandemic: challenges of protecting at-risk communities

Only two homes rebuilt one year on from Binna Burra Beechmont fire as community remains on edge

Early actions will support Ecuadorian families to face volcanic ash fall

An evaluation of availability and adequacy of multi-hazard early warning systems in Asian countries: a baseline study

The Worst Forest Fires You’re Hearing Nothing About

Orange County fire watchers go virtual due to pandemic

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Most wildfire coverage on American TV news fails to mention link to climate crisis

The Earthquake That Brought Enlightenment

Interactive network of digital wildfire vigilantes

Emergency warning messages: do colours and icons improve community readiness to act?

Emergency warning messages: how do community members comprehend them?

Emergency warning messages: encouraging readiness to act

Psychology and disasters

Humor and risk: an exploration of case studies

Wildfire-weary Californians, ‘tired of this being normal,’ consider uprooting their lives

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

The Psychological Impact of COVID-19

Sociology and disasters

Laura: The Latest Climate Disaster for Low-Income Americans

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

Fostering peri-urban resilience: Gender-responsive approaches in northern India

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

Flood kills four, destroys 5200 houses in Kano

California Sets Record With 2M Acres Burned So Far This Year

Creek Fire: Helicopters rescue dozens of trapped California campers

Sudan: Dozens dead, thousands of homes destroyed by floods

Nigeria: Flood of Tears, As Homes, Farmlands Get Washed Away

Senegal – State of Emergency After Deadly Floods

West Africa – Floods Hit Burkina Faso and Northern Ghana

El Dorado Fire: Massive Wall Of Flames Forces More Evacuations

River Nile in Sudan at highest levels since records began

34 injured, dozens of buildings damaged or destroyed after M5.1 earthquake hits Iran

West Africa – More Floods in Niger, Death Toll Rises in Burkina Faso

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Sep 2020: Semeru volcano, Reventador, Sangay, Sakurajima, Sabancaya

Deadly flash floods paralyze north Algeria, more than 800 homes inundated

200 000 people homeless after severe floods hit Far North, Cameroon

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change and the tyranny of psychological distance

South Africa: National climate change adaptation strategy

What is effective climate adaptation? Case studies from the Least Developed Countries

‘Catastrophic’ fire weather conditions in the NT spark fresh calls for gamba grass action

Arctic Wildfires Have Never Released This Much Carbon Dioxide

Projected changes in persistent extreme summer weather events: The role of quasi-resonant amplification

Climate change: Greenland’s ice faces melting ‘death sentence’

Australia’s main grid hits new renewable energy record of 50.4 per cent

Challenges for drought assessment in the Mediterranean region under future climate scenarios

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

Bering Sea winter ice shrank to its lowest level in 5,500 years in 2018

Human contribution to the record-breaking June and July 2019 heatwaves in Western Europe

Monitoring and evaluation of national adaptation policies throughout the policy cycle

IAG has partnered with the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) on a new report, Severe Weather in a Changing Climate

From 100 Degrees To Snow, Colorado’s Dramatic Weather Forecast Could Be One For The National Record Books

Rapid worldwide growth of glacial lakes since 1990

New models predict El Niño rise

Building coastal resilience in Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Colombia: country experiences with mainstreaming climate adaptation

Earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5℃ warming limit by 2024, major new report says

Extreme summer impacts ice shelves and glaciers

Arctic warming: are record temperatures and fires arriving earlier than scientists predicted?

A review of estimating population exposure to sea-level rise and the relevance for migration

Climrisk-river: Accounting for local river flood risk in estimating the economic cost of climate change

Huge cavities threaten glacier larger than Great Britain

US report warns climate change could create economic chaos

Disaster risk reduction

Greater prevention and “Building Back Better” post-COVID

The Cost of Wildfires

Extreme precipitation events always occurred, but are they changing?

Global fire outlook not good news, but mitigation is possible, analysis shows

10 years since the Darfield earthquake rocked New Zealand: what have we learned?

1D/2D stormwater modelling to support urban flood risk management in estuarine areas

Building community resilience through modern model building codes

Community resilience benchmarks: buildings benchmark

Flood Risk Management in England

Why has the Top End of the NT been experiencing ‘catastrophic’ fire conditions in 2020?

Lower Nazeing Property Flood Resilience

Preparing for massive earthquake in the Pacific Northwest

Following the Odisha example for developing community based disaster management in India

Current flood risk management practices in Ghana: Gaps and opportunities for improving resilience

Special report: natural catastrophes

Resilient cities critical infrastructure interdependence: a meta-research

Last season’s climate catastrophes cost insurers $5.4b

Advancing digitalization in DRR and development programs in COVID-19 times

Climate and disaster risk insurance in low income countries: reflections on the importance of indicators and frameworks for monitoring performance and impact

UCF researchers are developing models to predict storm surges

Compound natural disasters in Australia: a historical analysis

Developing an impact library for forecasting surface water flood risk

Flood mitigation measures in an era of evolving flood risk

Floodplain losses and increasing flood risk in the context of recent historic land use changes and settlement developments: Austrian case studies

Optimization-based decision-making models for disaster recovery and reconstruction planning of transportation networks

FEMA Flood Map updates

Emergency management

Policymakers should pre-plan for earthquake cordon use, Otago research

Mass Sheltering and Disasters Special Collection

Flood prone communities in Bangladesh are struggling to cope with monsoon and Coronavirus impacts

An optimal scenario for the emergency solution to protect Hanoi Capital from the Red River floodwater using Van Coc Lake

Interim observations: The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

Survey finds 71 per cent of koala populations died in some NSW fires

Did Europe Make a Mistake Reopening Its Borders?

Terrifying images of California’s wildfires show firefighters tackling the flames

Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak

USA: mapping a wildfire’s next move is getting easier, thanks to computers

On the frontline: The roles of pharmacists in disasters

Sudan floods threaten ancient archaeological gem

Disaster education, communications and engagement

South East Europe gets new flash flood App

Assessing policy preferences amongst climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction stakeholders using serious gaming

Disaster-Resilient Communication Ecosystem in an Inclusive Society – A case of foreigners in Japan

Disaster Resources from the National Academies

Flood Resilience: Preparedness and Recovery Collection

The “Rising Risk” docuseries explores how those rising sea levels will play out in the lower Manhattan of the late 21st century–/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

McKinney’s Office of Emergency Management offering free disaster preparedness kits

Psychology and disasters

Insights into behavior during Chimney Tops 2 Fire could improve evacuation planning

68% of US adults have pursued three or more of the six basic preparedness actions

Wildfires: Can we adapt to live with them?

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19 will widen poverty gap between women and men, new data shows

Racist housing policies have created some oppressively hot neighborhoods

Bangladesh: compound risks of COVID-19 and floods driving more people into poverty

Translocal social capital as a resource for community-based responses to coastal flooding – Evidence from urban and rural areas on Java, Indonesia

Laura: The Latest Climate Disaster for Low-Income Americans

Today in disaster resilience (4 September 2020)

Recent emergencies/disasters

Devastating debris flows in Charikar, Afghanistan

Death toll up to 16 for Hurricane Laura

Pakistan – 19 Dead After Heavy Rainfall Triggers Floods in North

Typhoon Maysak could become one of South Korea’s strongest typhoons on record

Maharashtra’s Vidarbha hit by floods, over 18000 evacuated

17 Dead, Over 10,000 Houses Damaged In Odisha Floods

Flooding soaks South Asia, displacing millions during Covid-19 woes

Landslide, floods from monsoon rains kill at least 41 in India, Nepal

Severe flood death toll at 251, more than 5 million affected and wide swaths of crops lost, Bangladesh

Record flooding leaves 93 fatalities, 80 000 homes damaged and 380 000 people affected in Sudan

Mexico – Rainfall From Storm Hernán Causes Flooding in Jalisco and Colima

Typhoons Maysak and Haishen may deal South Korea a one-two punch

Chad – Floods Displace 120,000

India – Thousands Evacuate Floods in Maharashtra and Gujarat

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Sep 2020: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador

North Korea’s east coast hit with damaging typhoon and floods, state TV shows

Nepal – 12 Dead, 41 Missing After Floods and Landslides in Baglung

Pakistan – 30 Dead After More Flash Floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province

North Korea – Rain From Typhoon Maysak Triggers Flooding in Eastern Areas

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Low-tech solutions plus improved coordination for climate resilience in coastal Bangladesh

2019 monitoring report on the German strategy for adaptation to climate change

Adaptation to climate change: Does traditional ecological knowledge hold the key?

We need a paradigm shift to deal with loss and damage from climate change

Hurricane Laura jumped from Category 1 to Category 4 in a day. Here’s why hurricanes are now stronger, wetter, and more frequent

US adapts to climate threats with drastic shift in flood strategy

Satellite images show rapid growth of glacial lakes worldwide

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

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

Phoenix hits 50th day of 110 degrees; previous record ‘obliterated’

Climate and disaster resilience

Influx of renewables sees coal power plants run well below capacity, increasing chance of closures

Queen of the Dolomites glacier could vanish within 15 years

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

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

Disasters must be unusual or deadly to prompt local climate policy change

India: the surprisingly difficult task of measuring sea-level rise

Wind And Solar Now Generate One-Tenth Of Global Electricity

A post-Laura heat wave has no name

The Story of CO2: Big Ideas for a Small Molecule

The UK needs a ‘national heat risk strategy’

Climate change-fueled weather disasters: Costs to state and local economies

European wildfire danger and vulnerability under a changing climate: towards integrating risk dimensions

Heat resilience cities: measuring benefits of urban heat adaptation: methodology note for the tool development

National laws for enhancing flood resilience in the context of climate change: potential and shortcomings

New Zealand experiences warmest winter on record

Disaster risk reduction

Uganda: Enhancing management of Upper Nile riverine systems

Fires threaten the Amazon once again. What have we learned?

U.S. flood strategy shifts to ‘unavoidable’ relocation of entire neighborhoods

Building urban resilience with nature-based solutions: How can urban planning contribute?

ICT for Disaster Risk Management

Why extreme floods are more common than you might think

Understanding Risk BC 2020 – Online Symposium for Risk Reduction Strategies

The Le Teil earthquake provides new insights on seismic risk in France and Western Europe

Bangladesh: Time to develop a reliable flood forecasting model

U.S.: Hurricane Laura was the latest storm to strengthen fast, but is rapid intensification really becoming more common?

Scientists unlock crops’ power to resist floods

Chennai: Civic body gets monsoon-ready with rain gauges, flood sensors
How to protect communities from disasters – what research tells us

Artificial intelligence algorithm predicts slow earthquakes

Setting an agenda for entrepreneurial governments: A global baseline assessment of Disaster Risk Reduction investment

El Nino lulls lead to harsh floods, fires and droughts: study

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

A big step for flood forecasts in India and Bangladesh

A panacea for India’s flood woes – lost and forgotten

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

Disaster Risk Reduction in Cities: Towards a New Normal

Emergency management

Biloxi’s 15-year recovery from Hurricane Katrina offers lessons for other coastal cities

Satellite imagery reveals, in precise detail, extent of NSW bushfire destruction across Black Summer

Battle weary: as fire season looms, volunteers still coping with the last one

Before and after satellite images show widespread destruction from Hurricane Laura

2019 global natural disaster assessment report

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter

Record floods threaten nuclear power site in Bangladesh

New Red Cross Red Crescent-UK Met Office guide to ‘impact-based forecasting’ for early humanitarian action

Sudan: UN Agencies Support Flood Response in Sudan but Warn Aid Stocks ‘Rapidly’ Depleting

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Earthquake detection and early alerts, now on your Android phone® integrates flood factor data, helps shoppers understand flood risk

More bushfires, less volcanoes: Young Australians need to learn about more relevant disasters

#30days30waysUK aims to inspire and empower people to be ready for a wide range of risks like flooding, fire and power cuts

Are you Flood Ready? Test your knowledge of floods and flood readiness

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month

Facebook joins with Mekong River Commission to raise awareness about flood and drought in the Mekong

Principles of Geology

In rural Bangladesh, a journey to school-led disaster risk reduction begins

Psychology and disasters

Reducing hydro-meteorological risk by nature-based solutions: What do we know about people’s perceptions?

COVID-19 and the consequences of cascading and compounding disasters

‘It was a feeling of terror: when will the water stop?’: Britain’s flood victims, six months on

Sociology and disasters

Resilience in the Pacific and the Caribbean: The Local Construction of Disaster Risk Reduction

5 ways to help take racism out of disaster recovery

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

High-resolution human mobility data reveal race and wealth disparities in disaster evacuation patterns

How Japan Stumbled into a Pandemic Miracle

Closing the gaps: Advancing disaster preparedness, response and recovery for older adults

Today in disaster resilience (23 August 2019)



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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Canary Islands wildfire prompts 9,000 evacuations; reaches park

Four dead, 20 rescued as rain washes away several houses in Uttarakhand

Torrential downpour in Turkey triggers deadly flooding

Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest – space agency

Yemen – UN Says Thousands Hit by Floods and Heavy Rain in Western Areas

Laos – Flooding Hits Northern Provinces

Spain – Flash Floods in Valencia Region After 40mm of Rain in Less Than 1 Hour

Guatemala – 25,000 Affected by Floods and Landslides

Sudan – Floods Leave 54 Dead, Over 170,000 Affected

McKinley Fire in Alaska threatens more than 1,000 structures as wildfires rage in a dozen states

Flood Kills 6, Pregnant Woman, Displaces More Than 1000 Families In Jigawa

China – Dozens Dead or Missing After Floods in Sichuan

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Aug 2019: Karymsky volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Karangetang

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

Iceland Mourns Loss of a Glacier by Posting a Warning About Climate Change

Climate change will drive longer extreme heatwaves in summer

New study offers roadmap for detecting changes in the ocean due to climate change

Climate change may change the way ocean waves impact 50% of the world’s coastlines
Majority of Canadians believe in climate change — here’s why some still don’t

Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change

Heatwaves longer, more deadly even in a 2C world

Voyage of ice-melt discovery in Greenland

‘We Cannot Save Everything’: A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas

The Cost of Rising Seas: More Than $400 Billion (and Lots of Angst)

When it comes to coal, Australia has transitioned away from economics and common sense

Climate scientists may not be the best communicators of climate threats

What U.S. Cities Facing Climate Disaster Risks Are Least Prepared?

Imagining Disasters in the Era of Climate Change: Is Japan’s Seawall a New Maginot Line?’s_Seawall_a_New_Maginot_Line

Climate change evacuation planning needs to start now, urges scientists


Disaster risk reduction

Should Taxpayers Subsidize More and More Destruction?

Inquiry over whether utility firms should be made to contribute to coast and flood defences

A Deluge Like the one in 2018 Would be Big Trouble for Wisconsin

A terrifying preview of ‘The Big One’ — a giant quake that may hit Southern California–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

Inside Australia’s plan to survive bigger, badder bushfires

No lessons learnt from 2018 Karnataka floods: IISc report

Critical infrastructure and flood resilience: Cascading effects beyond water

NFU responds to Defra call for flood evidence

After Harvey surprised thousands with unexpected flooding, new law aims to better inform homebuyers

USGS Awards More Than $12.5 Million to Advance the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System in California, Oregon and Washington


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

Why the U.S. disaster agency isn’t ready for catastrophes

July 2019 Nepal Floods: Needs assessment report

Brazil’s Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts

Guidelines for Assessing the Human Impact of Disasters

Data Pinpoints 14 California Towns Where an Emergency Escape Could Be a Problem

Disaster READY: Small-scale response packs powerful lessons for Disaster READY PNG

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Seismology School in Nepal

Tsunamis: Be Prepared and Stay Safe!

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

Examining the Role of Twitter in Response and Recovery During and After Historic Flooding in South Carolina

Geopolitical and environmental crises help to explain why more students are choosing geography GCSE


Psychology and Disasters

Nature and mental health: An ecosystem service perspective


Sociology and disasters

How unequal are we? A new Atlas of Inequality for England

The dark cultural 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 bitter

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

Today in disaster resilience (16 August 2019)


Please find below links to recent news about disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Myanmar – Over 40 Killed by Landslide in Mon State

China – Over 30 Dead as Typhoon Lekima Hits

10,000 evacuated in Gujarat, rain toll at 19

India flood toll jumps to 144 as roads, highways cut off

Vietnam – 10 Dead, 2,000 Evacuated After Floods in Central and Southern Areas

India – Dozens Dead, Thousands Displaced as Floods Worsen in South and West

Sudan – Rains in Darfur Leave 6 Dead, Parts of Khartoum and Sennar Flooded

Man, girl missing after violent storm in Switzerland

Switzerland – 2 Missing After Flash Floods in Valais

India – Deadly Landslides Hit Uttarakhand

Pakistan – Floods and Rain Leave 26 Dead in Sindh Province

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


Extreme Weather and Climate Change

With nowhere to hide from rising seas, Boston prepares for a wetter future

A climate plea to Scott Morrison from a churchman of the Pacific’s sinking nations

Climate change conversations can be difficult for both skeptics, environmentalists

The challenge to adapt our cities from rising temperatures

Who Will Pay for the Huge Costs of Holding Back Rising Seas?

How will hospitals cope with climate change’s impact on our health?

Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth’s climate

Pacific Islands Forum: Tuvalu children welcome leaders with a climate plea

An international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer, the State of the Climate is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate

As rising temperatures drastically reshape Iceland’s landscape, businesses and the government are spending millions for survival and profit

82% of Canadians see climate change as a ‘serious problem’: poll

Discrepancy in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians

West Antarctic ice loss influenced by internal climate variability and anthropogenic forcing

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

Flooding misery will be Yorkshire’s new normal without urgent climate action

New research shows that Antarctica’s largest floating ice shelf is highly sensitive to warming of the ocean

Scientists confirm July set new global heat record

Global Warming Is Changing the Winds Off Antarctica, Driving Ice Melt

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

How flood water can be captured to help ride out storms

Townsville, Queensland flood industry loss up 16% at A$1.217bn

FEMA Releases the National Mitigation Investment Strategy

A Coupled Human–Natural Systems Framework of Community Resilience

Ambivalence towards discourse of disaster resilience

The Mississippi River Is Under Control—For Now

Tanzania’s Msimbazi basin plan turning flood hazard area into new city park

Can the ‘masters of the flood’ help Texas protect its coast from hurricanes?

Flood-hit Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra need to learn their lessons

Challenges, Opportunities, and Pitfalls for Global Coupled Hydrologic‐Hydraulic Modeling of Floods

Cracking the case of the Krakatoa volcano collapse

Report: Colorado towns at higher risk for wildfire potential than Paradise


Emergency management

A spatially explicit model of postdisaster housing recovery

England one of first nations in Europe to get Google Flood Alerts

Multifunctional city parks can aid residents during earthquake recovery, study says

Displacement after disasters: When there’s no place to call home


Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tailoring disaster education programs to local communities

How social learning can speed up or slow down climate action

Marriotts Ridge High student tackles floodwater reduction, builds Ellicott City scale model

Communicating science to policymakers: six strategies for success


Psychology and Disasters

Chico schools prepare for post-fire school year with mental health trainings. Will it be enough?

Children and Disasters Special Collection

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (9 August 2019)


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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Flood: Seven dead in Yola

Typhoon Wipha kills 5, leaves 13 missing in Vietnam

Turkey – 1 Missing After Floods in Manisa Province

India – More Fatalities as Flooding Continues in Gujarat and Maharashtra

India – Over 17,000 Displaced as Godavari River Overflows in Andhra Pradesh

Sierra Leone – Deadly Flash Floods Hit Freetown

Day zero approaches for Stanthorpe as locals face prospect of levy to cover cost of trucked-in water

Eruption at Sabancaya volcano ejects ash up to 9.4 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, Peru

10 dead, 3 missing in flash flood at Chinese scenic gorge

Nigeria – Deaths Reported as Floods Hit Eastern and Central Areas

Floods hit North Karnataka as hundreds of families evacuated

Floods claim 531 lives, leave 655 000 displaced, India

Italy – Evacuations After Floods and Landslides in Lombardy

Nepal – Deadly Landslide in Baglung

Myanmar – More Flooding as Rivers Rise in Ayeyarwady, Mon and Kayin

Sudan – 12 States Hit by Heavy Rain

Three Members Of A Family Killed In Rawalpindi Flash Floods


Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Siberian Wildfires and Heatwaves in Alaska: How the Arctic Is Nearing a Point of No Return

Australia records third-hottest July

A Nearly 100-Year-Old Physics Model Replicates Modern Arctic Ice Melt

Climate Change Becomes an Issue for Ratings Agencies

July confirmed as hottest month recorded across the world

Greenland ice sheet loses 11 billion tons of water in one day amid historic heat

Climate Change to Cause Chaos in Africa, Warn Scientists

Arctic wildfires, hybrid embryos and record-breaking heatwave

Record heatwave ‘made much more likely’ by human impact on climate

Sea level rise began accelerating in the 1960s, researchers find

Alaska’s sea ice has completely melted away

Just one in 20 Australian news stories about drought mention climate change

Increased shear in the North Atlantic upper-level jet stream over the past four decades

Fires, floods (and even bugs) are challenging Russia’s stance on the climate crisis

Rising global temperatures wreak havoc on urban “heat islands”

With nowhere to hide from rising seas, Boston prepares for a wetter future


Disaster risk reduction

Insurers reveal Townsville flood cost, warn region is ‘unprofitable’

Study: El Niño has outsize economic effect on California

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

Mekong River Commission utilizes space technology to improve flood forecasting

Tales of resilient cities

Articles on earthquake event that shocked the city of L’Aquila in April 2009

Even in cities, natural signs can warn of floods, researchers find


Emergency management

This US heartland has been flooded for five months. Does anyone care?

‘The dam very nearly went’: the scramble to save Whaley Bridge

Lessons Management Handbook

Australian Fire Danger Rating System: research prototype report released

Roadmaps to safety and resilience in the Pacific

First all-female hazard reduction burn with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Enhanced capacity to measure recovery

Ensuring That Disaster Planning Considers People With Disabilities

We can’t stop Congo’s Ebola outbreak until communities lead the response

Situational Awareness is a Complex Topic

Satellites to the rescue after natural disasters

Year after floods, same status: Homeless and landless


Disaster education, communications and engagement

This new innovative education intervention enables children to engage with parents and build disaster resilient households

Who’s responsible for managing flood risk?


Psychology and Disasters

What Drives People to Mass Shootings?


Sociology and disasters

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

Reliance of Government in times of Disaster

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