Today in disaster resilience (5 April 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Afghanistan floods kill 32, worsen already desperate situation https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-floods-idUSKCN1RB068

Iran calls emergency in flood-threatened southwest province https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-iran-floods-idUKKCN1RB0FJ

Severe thunderstorm in Nepal leaves 25 dead, hundreds injured http://news.trust.org/item/20190331193946-kc1mu/

China forest blaze: 30 firefighters killed in Sichuan https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-47772483

Strong dust devil hits playground in China’s Henan, 18 children injured https://watchers.news/2019/03/31/dust-devil-playground-china-march-31-2019/

Floods Demolish 25,000 Houses Across Iran, Damage 60,000 Others https://en.radiofarda.com/a/floods-demolish-25-000-houses-across-iran-damage-60-000-others/29854736.html

At least 180 people in Zimbabwe known to have been killed by landslides triggered by Idai https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/02/terrawatch-cyclone-idai-reveals-secondary-impact-of-climate-change

Flash Floods Hit Iran Again as Western Province Submerged https://www.voanews.com/a/flash-floods-hit-iran-again-as-western-province-submerged/4857979.html

Peru – Thousands Hit by Floods in San Martín and Junín Regions http://floodlist.com/america/peru-san-martin-junin-march-april2019

Indonesian Mount Agung erupts again, sparking panic among locals, Bali https://watchers.news/2019/04/04/agung-eruption-april-3-2019/

Flooding in Paraguay’s capital http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/flooding-in-paraguay-s-capital-due-to-heavy-rain/article/546829

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Apr 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Ibu, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/78096/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Apr-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Ibu-Dukono-Reventa.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A record share of Australians say humans cause climate change: poll https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/a-record-share-of-australians-say-humans-cause-climate-change-poll-20190328-p518go.html

Cyclone Idai and the New Reality of Climate Change in Africa https://www.cfr.org/blog/cyclone-idai-and-new-reality-climate-change-africa?utm_medium=social_share&utm_source=tw

Climate change and when human nature can lead to rejection of science https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-31/climate-change-when-human-nature-leads-to-rejection-of-science/10952244

Islands are just disappearing https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/are-islands-disappearing

New report launch: Climate change – Liability risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64534

Australia swelters through the warmest March on record https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-01/2019-hottest-march-on-record-in-australia/10959828

Changing the National Flood Insurance Program for a Changing Climate https://www.eli.org/sites/default/files/images/49.10320_.pdf

When the dike breaks: How climate change threatens Maritime lowlands https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/climate-change-threatens-dikes-1.5077253

Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/canada-warming-at-twice-the-global-rate-leaked-report-finds-1.5079765

Building For An Uncertain Future: Miami Residents Adapt To The Changing Climate https://www.npr.org/2019/03/31/706940085/building-for-an-uncertain-future-miami-residents-adapt-to-the-changing-climate

UK Climate Projections 2018: From science to policy making https://cabot-institute.blogspot.com/2019/04/uk-climate-projections-2018-from.html

In ‘The Wall,’ Climate Change Pushes Us Further Apart https://chireviewofbooks.com/2019/03/27/in-the-wall-climate-change-pushes-us-further-apart/

For a flooded Midwest, climate forecasts offer little comfort https://theconversation.com/for-a-flooded-midwest-climate-forecasts-offer-little-comfort-114140

2018 was boom year for renewables despite political chaos, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/04/2018-was-boom-year-for-renewables-despite-political-chaos-report-finds?CMP=share_btn_tw

How tribes are harnessing cutting-edge data to plan for climate change https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/04/01/how-tribes-are-harnessing-cutting-edge-data-to-plan-for-climate-change/

Personalized risk messaging can reduce climate concerns https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959378018304655?dgcid=raven_sd_via_email

“The Invading Sea” wins national journalism award for editorial leadership https://www.theinvadingsea.com/2019/04/02/the-invading-sea-wins-national-journalism-award-for-editorial-leadership/?fbclid=IwAR1J31GBBvsClzS3udyjsusA_d_Ybx3lufWCTfcS-dd31Bg6vBqZgpS4fuI

Last time CO2 levels were this high, there were trees at the South Pole https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/03/south-pole-tree-fossils-indicate-impact-of-climate-change

Iceberg History May Explain Climate Change http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/19387/20190330/iceberg-history-may-explain-climate-change.htm

It’s raining on Greenland’s ice sheet. That’s a big problem https://grist.org/article/its-raining-on-greenlands-ice-sheet-thats-a-big-problem/

Insurers slam budget’s ‘short-sighted’ climate measures https://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/insurers-slam-budget-s-short-sighted-climate-measures-20190403-p51a93

7 American cities that could disappear by 2100 https://www.businessinsider.com.au/american-cities-disappear-sea-level-rise-2100-2019-3?

Great Lakes are rapidly warming, likely to trigger more flooding and extreme weather https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/great-lakes-climate-warming-1.5065922

 

Disaster risk reduction

‘Breaches Everywhere’: Flooding Bursts Midwest Levees, and Tough Questions Follow https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/31/us/midwest-floods-levees.html

New Report Calls for Different Approaches to Predict and Understand Urban Flooding http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=25381#.XJ5VP1vLYEI.twitter

The multibillion disaster centered in Nebraska will spread this spring https://earther.gizmodo.com/how-historic-flooding-in-the-midwest-could-fuel-the-gul-1833615535?IR=T

Answer to Missouri River flood control found in serene waters of Cora Island https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/tony-messenger/messenger-answer-to-missouri-river-flood-control-found-in-serene/article_9706ea70-8f4b-5590-ab17-28dd87631fc4.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

The Mocoa Debris Flow: an analysis of the causes and effects https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/03/29/mocoa-debris-flow/

Colombia: Merged satellite, ground data may forecast volcanic eruptions https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64529

An Update from 100 Resilient Cities http://100resilientcities.org/update-from-100rc/

Earthquake safety law could put California’s hospitals in ‘financial distress,’ report warns https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article228588474.html

California Earthquake Early Warning System Gets an Early Test https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/California-Earthquake-Early-Warning-System-Gets-an-Early-Test.html

Large volcanic eruptions can alter hurricane strength and frequency https://phys.org/news/2019-04-large-volcanic-eruptions-hurricane-strength.html

Corps studies improving New Orleans levees to keep pace with hurricane flood risk https://www.nola.com/environment/2019/04/corps-studies-improving-new-orleans-levees-to-keep-pace-with-hurricane-flood-risk.html

An Unmitigated Disaster: Shifting from Response and Recovery to Mitigation for an Insurable Future https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s13753-019-0214-0?

The Face of Disasters 2019 http://www.seedsindia.org/faceofdisasters/

Asia must prioritize disaster resilience in face of growing risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64601?platform=hootsuite

A ‘seiche’ wave can outpace a tsunami, and both can be triggered by meteorites and earthquakes https://theconversation.com/a-seiche-wave-can-outpace-a-tsunami-and-both-can-be-triggered-by-meteorites-and-earthquakes-114753

Using Drones to Improve Flood Forecasts https://www.uasvision.com/2019/04/04/using-drones-to-improve-flood-forecasts/

Limitations of FEMA flood maps https://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com/flood-events-topics/limitations-of-fema-flood-maps-credit-science

 

Emergency Management

In major change, feds could pay less to victims https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060131529

Puerto Rican families fled Hurricane Maria’s destruction to Panama City. Months later, Michael struck https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-hurricane-survivors-maria-michael-20190328-story,amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

Dramatic drone footage reveals Cyclone Idai’s devastating power https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/26/africa/mozambique-drone-footage-cyclone-idai-intl/index.html

Governments meet in Fiji to address displacement caused by disasters and climate change in Pacific island States https://reliefweb.int/report/world/governments-meet-fiji-address-displacement-caused-disasters-and-climate-change-pacific

The National Disaster Resilience Strategy sets New Zealand’s vision and long-term goals for civil defence emergency management https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/cdem-sector/plans-and-strategies/proposed-national-disaster-resilience-strategy/

The role of businesses in community recovery https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/64528

According To Satellite Data, “At Least 1 Million Acres Of U.S. Farmland” Have Been Devastated By Floods https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/according-to-satellite-data-at-least-1-million-acres-of-u-s-farmland-have-been-devastated-by-floods.html

‘We have lost everything’: Afghans describe deadly floods https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/south-central-asia/227120-afghanistan-deadly-floods-aftermath-march-2019

Iran Estimates Agricultural Losses from Floods at $180 Million https://www.voanews.com/a/iran-estimates-agricultural-losses-from-floods-at-180-million/4854788.html

Flood-hit Territory cattle station owner calls for government support https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-31/cattle-station-inundated-cyclone-trevor-nt-government-assistance/10956714?smid=ABCRural-Twitter_Organic&WT.tsrc=Twitter_Organic&sf210191675=1

Townsville flooding crisis leaves almost 1,000 homeless two months on https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-02/townsville-flooding-leaves-a-thousand-homeless-two-months-on/10959250

Record Floods in Iran Kill 62, Cause Over $1 Billion in Damage https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Record-Floods-Iran-Kill-62-Cause-Over-1-Billion-Damage

The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park acts as a central base of operations for disaster prevention in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area http://www.ktr.mlit.go.jp/showa/tokyorinkai/english/index.htm

Flood toolkit for public health and emergency response https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p0/p00631.pdf

Cyclone Idai: After the Storm https://dec.shorthandstories.com/cyclone-idai-after-the-storm/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Don’t panic, but ‘The Big One’ podcast helps us face the crazy quake that’s on the way https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-ca-st-big-one-podcast-20190329-story.html

Coping With Distress after International Disasters: Tips & Resources for Individuals, Families & Communities https://www.vibrant.org/coping-with-distress-after-international-disasters-tips-resources-for-individuals-families-communities/

The Art of Resilience Exhibition https://www.gfdrr.org/en/art-of-resilience

Social media can help identify evacuation patterns https://wildfiretoday.com/2019/04/01/social-media-can-help-identify-evacuation-patterns/

A continual challenge for preparedness and response leaders is communicating their story. Here’s some hints. https://soundcloud.com/harvard/whats-your-story?in=harvard/sets/leader-readycast

Crowdsourcing speeds up earthquake monitoring https://phys.org/news/2019-04-crowdsourcing-earthquake.html

“What makes the #SafePlaceSelfie campaign so powerful is its simple message and call to action” https://www.noaa.gov/stories/where-will-you-be-on-safeplaceselfie-day

 

Disaster psychology

Flooding can take toll on mental health https://www.ksnblocal4.com/content/news/Flooding-can-take-toll-on-mental-health-507856721.html

New book: ‘Disaster Mental Health Case Studies’ https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351252256

Conflicting cues with emergency warnings impacts protective action http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/59?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=haznote59

 

Sociology and Disasters

Time to enhance global support to the most vulnerable communities https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/politics-climate-change/news/time-enhance-global-support-the-most-vulnerable-communities-1722937

Charting the new norm? Local leadership in the first 100 days of the Sulawesi earthquake response https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/64520

More socially aware, community-based urban planning https://thecityfix.com/blog/socially-aware-planning-key-building-sustaining-communities-hillary-smith/

When Storms Hit Cities, Poor Areas Suffer Most https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-storms-hit-cities-poor-areas-suffer-most/?amp

Flattened by Hurricane Michael, Florida Town Tries to Stave Off Big Development https://www.wsj.com/articles/flattened-by-hurricane-michael-florida-town-tries-to-stave-off-big-development-11554296401?

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Today in disaster resilience (19 October 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Storm Callum: One killed as Wales suffers ‘worst flooding for 30 years’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45838058

27 injured as hurricane-force winds batter Portugal https://www.euronews.com/2018/10/14/27-injured-as-hurricane-force-winds-batter-portugal

Death toll climbs to 24 as flood situation improves in Odisha http://www.wionews.com/india-news/death-toll-climbs-to-24-as-flood-situation-improves-in-odisha-171509

Flash floods sweep through valleys in Norway https://www.newsinenglish.no/2018/10/14/flash-floods-sweeping-through-valleys/

4 months’ worth of rain in 6 hours floods southern France, death toll in Europe rises to 31 https://watchers.news/2018/10/14/flood-europe-october-2018/

Flash flooding and landslides devastate Indonesia https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/flash-flooding-and-landslides-devastate-indonesia/news-story/2af1ddbe93cccb21b222c93d19ffa301

Oman and Yemen – Tropical Cyclone ‘Luban’ Leaves 3 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/oman-yemen-tropical-cyclone-luban-october-2018

11 dead in France flooding, as three months of rain falls in one night https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/2168701/11-dead-france-flooding-three-months-rain-falls-one-night

A 2nd victim has died in the Texas flooding, but the Llano River is going down https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/16/us/texas-llano-river-flooding/index.html

45 people and 33 000 livestock killed, 17 400 homes destroyed in Niger floods https://watchers.news/2018/10/17/niger-floods-2018/

Tunisia – Deadly Floods After Heavy Rain in Central and Northern Areas http://floodlist.com/africa/tunisia-floods-october-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Oct 2018: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Kerinci, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/71186/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Oct-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Kerinci-Reventador-Turrialba-S.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

One of the leading climate scientists of our time is warning of the horrifying possibility of 15-to-20 feet of sea-level rise https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/climate-change-sea-level-rise-737012/

Individual action won’t achieve 1.5C warming – social change is needed, as history shows https://theconversation.com/individual-action-wont-achieve-1-5-warming-social-change-is-needed-as-history-shows-104643

Climate change is becoming so real that it’s gaining converts for a carbon price https://qz.com/1422126/climate-change-is-forcing-investors-to-put-a-price-on-carbon/

Climate change provided high octane fuel for Hurricane Michael https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-provided-high-octane-fuel-for-hurricane-michael/

‘Jaw dropping’: New Zealand offers lessons in tackling climate change https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/jaw-dropping-new-zealand-offers-lessons-in-tackling-climate-change-20181012-p509di.html

With climate change fiction, novelists aim for ‘radical empathy’ https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/309764/climate-change-fiction-novelists-aim-radical-empathy/

Sea Level Rise and the Fate of Coastal Cities https://earth.google.com/web/@34.7325449,-94.20824275,312.21005962a,12000013.90194194d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CjASLhIgNzJlM2QwZWU3NGMyMTFlODhjMWNiZjg2OTQ1ZTVlZWMiCnZveV9zcGxhc2g

Raising awareness of climate change in Kiribati https://www.caritas.org.au/learn/programs/pacific—kiribati-building-disaster-response-and-preparedness-of-caritas-partners

Make best use of time to prepare for sea level rise, says coast flood expert http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk-coast-forum-sea-level-rise-john-curtin-environment-agency-1-5735781

2018 is “almost guaranteed” to be Earth’s 4th-warmest year on record https://www.axios.com/climate-change-global-warming-2018-4th-warmest-7d71bd47-f45c-4c52-afde-acdf3ba77688.html

After the panicky IPCC report on climate change, it’s easy for pessimism to set in – but that would be conceding defeat https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/14/climate-change-taking-action-rebecca-solnit?CMP=share_btn_fb

A new scenario resource for integrated 1.5 °C research https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0317-4

Exacerbated fires in Mediterranean Europe due to anthropogenic warming projected with non-stationary climate-fire models https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06358-z

Transforming Vulnerability: Shelter, Adaptation, and Climate Thresholds https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-transforming-vulnerability

The Dutch Can’t Save Us From Rising Seas https://www.citylab.com/perspective/2018/10/the-dutch-cant-save-us-from-rising-seas/573079/?utm_source=twb

Cool solutions http://idrc.canadiangeographic.ca/blog/cool-solutions-heat-stress-south-asia.asp

More floods and droughts in a warmer world. But certain regions will be worse off than others https://www.circleofblue.org/2018/world/u-n-climate-report-water-extremes-unevenly-distributed-worsen-with-more-heat/

While my island nation sinks, Australia is doing nothing to solve climate change https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2018/oct/10/while-my-island-nation-sinks-australia-is-doing-nothing-to-solve-climate-change

NASA’s New Satellite Will Provide Best Picture Yet of How Much and How Fast Seas Will Rise https://www.newsweek.com/2018/10/26/nasa-new-satellite-will-give-scientists-their-best-picture-yet-how-much-and-1170964.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

Flood-hit Kerala has to sensibly re-think its tourism model – sustainability is a must https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/flood-hit-kerala-has-to-sensibly-re-think-its-tourism-model-sustainability-is-a-must/1348176/

Africa, Arab States to deliver on Sendai https://www.unisdr.org/archive/61210

Reducing disaster risks in Kenya, Sierra Leone and Indonesia https://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/reducing-disaster-risks-kenya-sierra-leone-and-indonesia

Only way to prevent disasters is anticipate and plan carefully https://www.nation.co.ke/oped/opinion/Only-way-to-prevent-disasters-is-anticipate-and-plan-carefully/440808-4803724-jtqst8/index.html

Among the Ruins of Mexico Beach Stands One House, Built ‘for the Big One’ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/14/us/hurricane-michael-florida-mexico-beach-house.html#click=https://t.co/ZcrrrNEg6P

The city politics of an urban age: urban resilience conceptualisations and policies https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-018-0074-z

Hurricane Michael insured losses could total up to $4.5B https://www.wral.com/report-hurricane-michael-insured-losses-could-total-up-to-4-5b/17915497/

Solomon Islands to get new seismic monitoring network https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Solomon-Islands-seismic-monitoring

Disaster preparedness in Bangladesh: A shift in paradigm https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/environment/news/disaster-preparedness-shift-paradigm-1646194

Building better before the next disaster: How retrofitting homes can save lives and strengthen economies https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/building-better-next-disaster-how-retrofitting-homes-can-save-lives-and-strengthen-economies?cid=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT

Flash flood risks grow as downpours get more intense https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/10/yes-downpours-are-getting-more-intense/

A Fiscally Based Scale For Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WAF-D-17-0174.1?fbclid=IwAR3yERTt4P8nknf6OO2T-T0f0LZLmh4Wt_UnO2LNjUf8gHB8FhTuB33jsHQ&

Yes, a tsunami could hit Sydney – causing flooding and dangerous current https://theconversation.com/yes-a-tsunami-could-hit-sydney-causing-flooding-and-dangerous-currents-103348

Dutch Masters: The Netherlands exports flood-control expertise https://www.earthmagazine.org/article/dutch-masters-netherlands-exports-flood-control-expertise

Envisioning urban resilience for Tanzania https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/61258

Creating a web map of flood risk https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-online/analytics/determine-flood-risk/

The latest disaster in Indonesia shows the need for the global system put in place in the wake of 2004’s devastating waves https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/04/is-the-world-ready-for-the-next-big-tsunami/

Plan to address Boston flooding http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/10/marty_walsh_unveils_plan_to_address_boston_flooding_climate_change

World’s first wind-mapping satellite set to launch https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05976-3

Why floodplains need to be protected http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/why-floodplains-need-be-protected

After Hurricane Michael, A Call For Stricter Building Codes In Florida’s Panhandle https://www.npr.org/2018/10/17/658156093/after-michael-a-call-for-stricter-building-codes-in-floridas-panhandle?utm_medium=RSS

Surface water: The biggest flood risk of all: Speech by Sir James Bevan KCMG, Chief Executive, Environment Agency https://www.gov.uk/government/news/surface-water-the-biggest-flood-risk-of-all

Tsunami scientists clash with Indonesian government over rules on foreign research https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07030-8

Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds https://www.apnews.com/9ddb3deeec9a49d6a1349b78f1ca0f03

Earthquake sensor network aims to give B.C. crucial seconds to prepare for the ‘Big One’ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/installation-of-underwater-earthquake-early-warning-sensors-complete-1.4867638

Our opinion: Interactive flood-risk map can be a useful tool http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20181018/our-opinion-interactive-flood-risk-map-can-be-useful-tool

As climate change batters U.S. cities, some discuss ‘managed retreat’ http://news.trust.org//item/20181018123410-897y3/

 

Emergency Management

Indonesia limits foreign aid https://www.pri.org/file/2018-10-12/indonesia-limits-foreign-aid

Florida schools scramble to get students back in class after Hurricane Michael https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/14/us/hurricane-michael-schools-students/

Hurricane Michael killed her husband as she watched. She refused to leave his body in the wreckage https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/13/us/hurricane-michael-victim-widow/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_us+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+U.S.%29

Diversity in Disaster Monograph https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/media/6031/diversity-in-disaster-monograph.pdf

At epicentre of Indonesia disaster, Guterres praises resilience of Sulawesi people https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/10/1022962

One Red Cross aid worker’s experience with Indonesia’s back-to-back disasters https://medium.com/@AmericanRedCross/through-my-eyes-one-red-cross-aid-workers-experience-with-indonesia-s-back-to-back-disasters-86b788045bfd

Disasters reveal gender gap https://www.unisdr.org/archive/61189

An imperfect storm: Professionalism and politics in disaster management https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/410859-an-imperfect-storm-professionalism-and-politics-in-disaster

South Island Alpine Fault Earthquake Response (SAFER) Framework https://mailchi.mp/10c290cb547f/introducing-the-safer-framework

Indonesia is reeling from a series of geologically-triggered disasters https://earther.gizmodo.com/indonesia-faces-long-road-to-recovery-after-earthquake-1829756065?IR=T

Why the Current Hurricane Rating System Needs to Be Scrapped https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-the-current-hurricane-rating-system-needs-to-be-scrapped

Hurricane Michael’s destruction wasn’t limited to the Florida coast https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/10/13/hurricane-michael-struck-rural-areas-coastal-communities/1632273002/

Hurricane Michael Death Toll Rises To At Least 29 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hurricane-michael-death-toll-rises-to-at-least-29_us_5bc645ade4b0d38b58728fd0

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dukes-of-hazards-the-emergency-management-podcast/id810691908?mt=2&i=1000407561644

Inside Hurricane Michael’s dangerous, unreal world for first responders https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/10/12/hurricane-michael-relief-disaster-government-response-column/1614920002/

Ghosts of Kedarnath floods: 5 years on, remains of 670 victims still unidentified https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ghosts-of-kedarnath-floods-5-years-on-remains-of-670-victims-still-unidentified/story-QP6TPd4aaPlzv0xKbltMMM.html

Why Stay During A Hurricane? Because It’s Not As Simple As ‘Get Out’ https://www.npr.org/2018/10/18/658258370/why-stay-during-a-hurricane-because-its-not-as-simple-as-get-out?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=environment

Near Real-Time Extracting Wildfire Spread Rate from Himawari-8 Satellite Data https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/10/10/1654/htm

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The importance of raising public awareness about disaster risk https://blog.dfat.gov.au/2018/10/12/the-global-battle-to-reduce-disaster-losses-will-be-won-or-lost-in-asia-and-the-pacific/

Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pets http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/tips/pets-disaster.html

Missing: A cutting-edge hub for risk communication for action http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/mediaactioninsight/entries/1aefac0e-749c-4927-afca-5ebe82ec7fca

Few Auckland businesses ready for disaster https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12143069

Scientists aim to use crowdsourced data to improve flood predictions https://phys.org/news/2018-10-scientists-aim-crowdsourced.html

Should we stop calling hurricanes natural disasters? http://www.theweek.co.uk/97063/should-we-stop-calling-hurricanes-natural-disasters

Multi Hazard School Drills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iy6Wi-idjI

Small businesses and flooding: What are the options? https://www.fsb.org.uk/resources/small-businesses-and-flooding-what-are-the-options

Indonesia’s indigenous languages hold the secrets of surviving disaster https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/61249

Hazard communication by volcanologists: part 2 – quality standards for volcanic hazard assessments https://appliedvolc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13617-018-0079-8

Warrimoo Public School recognised for bushfire ready program https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/5705368/warrimoo-public-school-recognised-for-bushfire-ready-program/

Without captions, warnings about Hurricane Michael failed to reach disabled https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-disabilities/without-captions-warnings-about-hurricane-michael-failed-to-reach-disabled-idUSKCN1MN0D0

Millions Worldwide To Participate In 2018 Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/millions-worldwide-to-participate-in-2018-great-shakeout-earthquake-drills-300733237.html

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Heart-wrenching images of Hurricane Michael flood social media https://aleteia.org/2018/10/15/heart-wrenching-images-of-hurricane-michael-flood-social-media/

 

Disaster Psychology

Recovering emotionally from disaster https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/recovering-disasters.aspx

If you’re suffering from climate grief, you’re not alone https://grist.org/article/climate-grief-un-ipcc-report/

‘A Little Broken’ – First Responders Grapple With Unseen Scars of the 2017 Fire Siege https://www.kqed.org/news/11698335/a-little-broken-first-responders-grapple-with-unseen-scars-of-the-2017-fire-siege

It’s what you don’t imagine that kills you https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-what-you-dont-imagine-kills-kelly-mckinney-1e/?published=t

 

Sociology and Disasters

Perceived neighborhood boundaries: A missing link in modeling post-disaster housing recovery https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303436

Indonesia’s Disaster Politics https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/09/indonesias-disaster-politics-sulawesi/

Podcast: Social capital: tough ties for tough times (with Professor Daniel Aldrich) https://www.thegloaming.com.au/podcast/2018/7/socialcapital-danielaldrich

Responding to natural disasters: Examining identity and prosociality in the context of a major earthquake https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/bjso.12281

Using a natural experiment to estimate the electoral consequences of terrorist attacks http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/10/01/1800302115

 

Today in disaster resilience (2 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

200 people dead or missing after extreme rainfall hits Sri Lanka https://watchers.news/2017/05/31/sri-lanka-worst-monsoon-rains-since-2003/

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63320/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-May-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba-Sinabung-Saban.html

South Russian region’s authorities may order more evacuation amid floods http://tass.com/world/948047

8 dead, more than 30 000 evacuated as severe floods and landslides hit Brazil https://watchers.news/2017/05/29/brazil-flood/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Fierce Wind Lashes Moscow, Leaving 12 Dead https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/29/world/europe/fierce-wind-lashes-moscow.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur&_r=0

Volcanic activity worldwide 29 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63340/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-29-May-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sakurajima.html

Cyclone Mora Hits Bangladesh With Heavy Wind and Rain, Thousands Evacuated http://www.chennaionline.com/article/cyclone-mora-hits-bangladesh-heavy-wind-and-rain-thousands-evacuated

2 dead, 1 missing after severe weather rips through Midwest http://www.koat.com/article/2-dead-1-missing-after-severe-weather-rips-through-midwest/9945052

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 May 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63349/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-May-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sabanc.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 31 May 2017: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63426/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-May-2017-Stromboli-volcano-Fuego-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Erta-A.html

Severe flash floods hit Turkey’s Izmir, turning streets into raging rivers https://watchers.news/2017/05/31/severe-flash-flood-izmir-turkey/

Nagaland: Two dead, two missing in flash floods in Phek district http://www.firstpost.com/india/nagaland-2-dead-2-missing-in-flash-floods-in-phek-district-3505415.html

Disaster risk reduction

Natural & Nature-based Flood Management: A Green Guide http://envirodm.org/flood-management

Earthquake is the hazard that accounts for the highest number of people potentially exposed https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/atlas-human-planet-2017-global-exposure-natural-hazards

Moving forward to disaster resilience: Perspectives on increasing resilience for future disasters http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040162517306224

Strategies key to Sendai progress http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53432

Digital Earth Australia http://www.ga.gov.au/about/projects/geographic/digital-earth-australia

Disaster risk management: Science helps save lives http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Disaster_risk_management_Science_helps_save_lives_999.html

200 cities to use new tool to improve disaster-related resilience this year http://citiscope.org/story/2017/200-cities-use-new-tool-improve-disaster-related-resilience-year

A Framework to Counter Infectious Disease Crises https://www.nap.edu/catalog/21891/the-neglected-dimension-of-global-security-a-framework-to-counter#.WSOjIGT2J58.twitter

How Toronto can waterproof itself against record-setting rainfall and lake levels http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/how-toronto-can-waterproof-itself-against-record-setting-rainfall-and-lake-levels-1.4135947

Disclosing flood risk at time of sale http://www.insblogs.com/uncategorized/disclosing-flood-risk-time-sale/7510

Scientists use a new remote-controlled robot to capture data from the middle of an open ocean typhoon https://eos.org/research-spotlights/wave-gliding-in-the-eye-of-the-storm

Sendai Framework monitoring starts early 2018 http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53462

Israel to Install Earthquake Early Warning System By Next Year http://www.jewishpress.com/news/science-and-tech/israel-to-install-earthquake-early-warning-system-by-next-year/2017/05/29/

‘Traditional burning’: Reviving Indigenous cultural burns for bushfire management http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/24/traditional-burning-reviving-indigenous-cultural-burns-bushfire-management

Sendai Framework data readiness review 2017 – Global summary report http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53080

Reinforcing Resilience to Natural Disasters in Disaster Prone Districts in Malawi http://www.mw.undp.org/content/malawi/en/home/presscenter/articles/2017/05/15/reinforcing-resilience-to-natural-disasters-in-disaster-prone-districts-in-malawi.html

Group collaboration develops visual delights – SEQWaterFutures charrette in action http://floodcop.com.au/2016/08/16/group-collaboration-develops-visual-delights-seqwaterfutures-charrette-in-action/

Fighting wildfires in America cost federal agencies almost $2 billion last year http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-fighting-wildfires-often-fails-and-what-to-do-about-it/

New database sheds light on prehistoric NZ tsunamis http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1705/S00087/new-database-sheds-light-on-prehistoric-nz-tsunamis.htm

YEW Disaster Severity Index: Proposal of a New Tool in Disaster Metrics https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/yew-disaster-severity-index-proposal-of-a-new-tool-in-disaster-metrics/57E856D9F04937C1CCEC3ED3AA663D95

May 2017 Floodplain Management Australia Flyer http://archive.aweber.com/awlist3776483/Jf_pK/h/FMA_Monthly_Flyer_5_May.htm

Improving Decision Making about Natural Disaster Mitigation Funding in Australia—A Framework http://www.mdpi.com/2079-9276/5/3/28/htm

Govt in slumber to prevent 2014-like floods http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/srinagar-city/story/251112.html

Lanka President blames lack of prevention for flood disaster http://www.ptinews.com/news/8758129_Lanka-President-blames-lack-of-prevention-for-flood-disaster.html

Pilot project will provide early warning of potential flooding in Dublin http://news.europawire.eu/pilot-project-will-provide-early-warning-of-potential-flooding-in-dublin-432134567890/eu-press-release/2017/06/01/

90 per cent of UK floodplains unfit for purpose http://www.salford.ac.uk/news/articles/2017/scientists-reveal-floodplains-face-uncertain-future

Emergency management

Missouri Governor Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Historic Flooding http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-missouri-governor-requests-federal-disaster-declaration?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Advanced Evacuation Simulations http://www.feuertrutz.com/advanced-evacuation-simulations/150/50596/

Reducing Risk and Rebuilding Lives After the Ecuador Earthquake http://stories.undp.org/building-back-better

A new dynamic network flow algorithm using base state amendment model for emergency response https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316929949_A_new_dynamic_network_flow_algorithm_using_base_state_amendment_model_for_emergency_response

What does the State Emergency Service do between disasters? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-26/what-does-the-ses-do-between-disasters/8558934

US Mass Shooting Tracker https://www.massshootingtracker.org/data

Manchester Bombing Is Europe’s 13th Terrorist Attack Since 2015 http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/05/23/529645904/manchester-bombing-is-europes-12th-terrorist-attack-since-2015?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170523

Sri Lanka: UN agency deploys rapid assessment teams to assist in wake of monsoon floods, landslides http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56866#.WS3xtZKGPIU

Storm surge: A hurricane’s deadliest threat gets its own alerts https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/05/30/storm-surge-hurricanes-deadliest-threat-gets-its-own-alerts/102313750/

Early warning for all http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53402

The first draft of the revised Sphere standards is available online for the humanitarian community to share their feedback and recommendations http://mailchi.mp/sphereproject/be-part-of-the-sphere-handbook-revision-the-right-time-is-now?e=7b7b0ca03f

Learning from a Flood-Alarm System’s Fate http://glacierhub.org/2017/05/31/learning-from-a-flood-alarm-systems-fate/

Emergency futures: exception, urgency, interval, hope http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-954X.12447?utm_content=buffer689a3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&

Optimized evacuation route based on crowd simulation https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316782170_Optimized_evacuation_route_based_on_crowd_simulation

As Disaster Hits Again, Early Warning Text Messages Fly in Sri Lanka http://floodlist.com/asia/disaster-hits-early-warning-text-messages-fly-sri-lanka?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Victoria Community Resilience and Preparedness Frameworks launched https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/community-resilience-and-preparedness-frameworks-launched

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Flood risk awareness and warnings from this app https://floodassist.co.uk/home/blogentry?blogEntryID=1036

Games involving risk, decision making, disaster management and climate change by the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre http://climatecentre.org/resources-games/games-overview

Games for Social Change https://elab.emerson.edu/projects/games-for-social-change

This post will examine the volcanology behind the film Dante’s Peak http://www.volcanicsapphire.com/2017/05/14-dantes-peak-review-no-1-little-evidence-and-spiders/

This post continues in the series analysing the volcanology of the 1997 disaster film Dante’s Peak http://www.volcanicsapphire.com/2017/05/15-dantes-peak-review-2-warning-signs/

Why facts don’t change our minds http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds

Who doesn’t read books in America? http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/23/who-doesnt-read-books-in-america/?utm_content=buffer78b6b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How can civil society influence nuclear waste decisions? http://www.nuclear-transparency-watch.eu/activities/presentation-of-johan-swahn-during-the-enef-on-may-23-2017-panel-on-radioactive-waste-management.html

Wildfire awareness colouring competition https://wildfireinthewest.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=rAzoXFwBAAA.GiKKPknzbY8TqpBd1R3FysiohpwSBzQZntHE1psqZJNB8pjYfoUvBrIsOKFQXQxHcnfeI6ZXgaYLUNw4vEaMOQ._eJnCsu18DwEbJmn-mxx-w&postId=1592067027948672275&type=POST

Schools in Portland are rejecting traditional (and insufficient) ways to teach students about climate change http://blogs.worldwatch.org/schools-portland-climate-change/

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Read Poetry http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/05/this-is-what-happens-to-your-brain-when-you-read-poetry.html?mid=twitter_scienceofus

Using census data to explore communities http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/geo/geosearch-georecherche/index-eng.cfm

This is your brain on communication http://ideas.ted.com/this-is-your-brain-on-communication/?utm_content=bufferca0b6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

What the Bard can teach science about language and the limits of the human mind http://nautil.us/issue/48/chaos/shakespeares-genius-is-nonsense-rp

Bridging the Gap Between Flood Science and Communities http://envirodm.org/post/bridging-the-gap-between-flood-science-and-communities

Social media and emergency management

Proceeedings of the 2017 International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management (ISCRAM) https://iscram2017.mines-albi.fr/program/

Disaster psychology

Designing smartphone mental health applications for emergency service workers https://academic.oup.com/occmed/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/occmed/kqx056/3848864/Designing-smartphone-mental-health-applications?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Depression risk following natural disaster can be predicted via pupil dilation https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170523095426.htm

“We must mend what has been torn apart, make justice imaginable again in a world so obviously unjust, give happiness a meaning once more…” https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/12/28/albert-camus-almond-trees-character/

Seneca on Grief and the Key to Resilience in the Face of Loss https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/05/02/seneca-consolation-to-helvia/

Social Capital and Disasters

Strong communities are good for mental health: they provide a sense of security and safety, especially during times of crisis https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/short-history-mental-health/201705/remembering-the-west-end

 

The Centre for Flood, Communities and Resilience at the University of the West of England, Bristol is advertising for a full time Professorial post in Behaviour Change http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/aboutus/workingatuwe

Today in disaster resilience (3 March 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Feb 2017: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bagana https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61832/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Feb-2017-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bagana.html

Chile floods: Millions without water in capital Santiago http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39099313

Somalia declares ‘national disaster’ over drought http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/somalia-declares-national-disaster-drought-170228163745581.html

Watch Live: Mount Etna’s Stunning Eruption In Sicily https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjozhm_HGeM

Earthquake jolts Lahore, Islamabad and KP http://nation.com.pk/national/28-Feb-2017/earthquake-jolts-lahore-islamabad-and-kp

A powerful 5.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked Fukushima https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2976136/a-powerful-5-6-magnitude-earthquake-has-rocked-fukushima/

Tornado Rips Through Illinois As Severe Storms Threaten Midwest https://idsayso.com/weird-news/tornado-rips-through-illinois-as-severe-storms-threaten-midwest/

Severe second earthquake wakes up Canterbury http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11810298

Active volcanoes in the world: February 22 – 28, 2017 https://watchers.news/2017/03/02/active-volcanoes-world-february-22-28-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Zimbabwe – Hundreds Displaced as Flood Threat Continues http://floodlist.com/africa/zimbabwe-floods-february-march-2017

Morocco – Streets of Rabat Flooded After 100 mm of Rain in a Few Hours http://floodlist.com/africa/morocco-rabat-sale-floods-february-2017

Disaster risk reduction

Technology and communities key to curbing tsunami risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52078

There is More to a Fire Loss Than the Fire Itself http://adjustersinternational.com/more-to-a-fire-loss/

China’s Flood Control Project : a Bigger Role for Farmers and a Better Alert System http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/08/24/china-flood-control-project-a-bigger-role-for-farmers-and-a-better-alert-system

Earth system model https://www.nzgeo.com/stories/esm/

Mapping Miami’s Flood Risk and Other Resiliency Challenges http://www.routefifty.com/smart-cities/2017/02/miami-flood-mapping-resiliency/135605/

The city of Dallas has developed a plan to reduce risks and better prepare for wildfires http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25898&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

A unique chance to achieve South Boulder Creek flood mitigation http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_30818239/kathie-joyner-and-laura-tyler-unique-chance-achieve

Superbugs: WHO says new drugs urgently needed to fight 12 bacteria families http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-28/who-says-drugs-urgently-needed-to-fight-12-priority-pathogens/8309144

Stanford scientists develop new tool to reduce risk of triggering manmade earthquakes https://earth.stanford.edu/news/stanford-scientists-develop-new-tool-reduce-risk-triggering-manmade-earthquakes

Explainer: what is ‘precipitable water’, and why does it matter? https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-precipitable-water-and-why-does-it-matter-73358

NIWA maps huge submarine landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquakes http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/02/27/niwa-1/

Brownhill Creek flood mitigation plan to protect ’98 per cent’ of Adelaide properties http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-27/adelaide-flood-mitigation-plan-to-protect-most-properties/8307610

The Scary State of Volcano Monitoring in the United States https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/02/the-scary-state-of-volcano-monitoring-in-the-united-states/518124/?utm_source=atltw

This Strange Physical Phenomenon Could Help Us Predict Where Massive Earthquakes Strike http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-come-one-step-closer-to-predicting-earthquakes

Floods are a sub-continental issue, but are never treated as such http://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2017/02/26/problem-washed-away/

Aerial LiDAR Survey to Produce 3D Flood and Hazard Maps for River System in Philippines http://www.gisresources.com/aerial-lidar-survey-produce-3d-flood-hazard-maps-river-system-philippines/

New flood resilient demonstration home is launched http://specificationonline.co.uk/articles/2017-02-03/new-flood-resilient-demonstration-home-is-launched

FEMA flood chief: expanding Lidar’s reach boils down to cost, quality, and communicating http://www.spar3d.com/blogs/education-events/fema-flood-chief-expanding-lidars-reach-boils-cost-quality-communicating/

Tulum temple contains Mayan hurricane-warning system http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2017/03/tulum-temple-contains-mayan-hurricane-warning-system/

A seismic shift in design http://www.localgovernmentmag.co.nz/technical-briefings/seismic/

World Bank says natural disasters cost $679 billion a year http://www.canberratimes.com.au/business/world-business/world-bank-says-natural-disasters-cost-679-billion-a-year-20170302-gup1ba.html

Final Coastal Hazards Modeling Results Workshop for Los Angeles County http://dornsife.usc.edu/uscseagrant/final-coastal-hazards-modeling-results-workshop/?platform=hootsuite

Russian physicists unveil ‘order from chaos’ origins of cyclones and hurricanes http://tass.com/science/933460

Flood risk analysis & flood warning systems for Malaysia http://www.ambiental.co.uk/flood-risk-analysis-flood-warning-systems-for-malaysia/

From risk reduction infrastructure to integrated watershed governance in Peru https://blog.iiasa.ac.at/2017/02/27/from-risk-reduction-infrastructure-to-integrated-watershed-governance-in-peru/

Floodplains and flooding risk prevention http://medwet.org/2017/02/floodplains-and-flooding-risk-prevention/

Emergency management

Flying a drone near a wildfire creates a serious safety hazard for firefighters https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25894

California Farmers Use Floodwater to Replenish Aquifers http://www.climatecentral.org/news/california-farmers-floodwater-aquifers-21171?utm_content=buffer89df4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The science behind the South Island’s first fire tornado http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89730960/the-science-behind-the-south-islands-first-fire-tornado?utm_content=buffer10480&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Gone fishin’, gone firefightin’ http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/gone-fishin%E2%80%99%2C-gone-firefightin%E2%80%99.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order http://www.thestate.com/news/nation-world/national/article134194604.html

Humans Blamed for Starting Most Wildfires in the U.S. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/02/21/1617394114.full.pdf

New aerial images of Oroville Dam show extent of damage http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/28/oroville-dam-spillway-damage/98528880/?hootPostID=4eeb4e26020cc132799edff6e1ceca63

Autism Information for Emergency Personnel http://www.myasdf.org/site/about-autism/autism-information-for-emergency-personnel/

Marlborough cyclists battle mother nature for Kaikoura earthquake fund http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/89679780/marlborough-cyclists-battle-mother-nature-for-kaikoura-earthquake-fund

Post-quake Nepal: No country for old women https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/03/01/post-quake-nepal-no-country-old-women

Virginia Beach Italian organization still recovering from Hurricane Matthew http://pilotonline.com/news/local/virginia-beach-italian-organization-still-recovering-from-hurricane-matthew/article_3d42f8a3-ddca-56dc-b634-d87769245ad5.html

NRMA Insurance and NSW SES trial DipStik flood warning and monitoring device http://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/nrma-insurance-and-nsw-ses-trial-dipstik-flood-warning-and-monitoring-device-20170301-guo0cl.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Taking simple precautions can make a difference when it comes to bushfire resilient communities https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/bushfires-have-you-treated-your-risks

High Water Film: The complete story of flooding and what you can do about it https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1897260347/high-water-film

New community engagement guide for local government http://www.local.gov.uk/documents/10180/8150261/New+Conversations+Guide+9-2.pdf/a5d96348-0866-4a6c-b6f4-61c33a12ac1d

Environmental reporters and looming disasters http://edge.ensia.com/

Panel urges government to do more to prevent bullying of 3/11 school children http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/02/07/national/social-issues/panel-recommend-government-prevent-disaster-linked-bullying/#.WLSdmNJ97IU

FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards https://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps/citizen-corps-awards

The real size of the world http://geoawesomeness.com/real-size-world/

Tornado education resources https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/tornados.html

High school students are building tiny homes to give to flood survivors http://inhabitat.com/high-school-students-are-building-tiny-homes-to-give-to-flood-survivors/

Social Media and Emergency Management

ResearchGate shifting the paradigm for how the science community communicates with each other https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/28/researchgate-raises-52-6m-for-its-social-research-network-for-scientists/

Youth’s unequal distribution of access to the Internet and skills, and opportunities online including social media http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/DJFNCNPjd9NdX3TUY6tN/full

Disaster psychology

Paramedics Advocate PTSD Awareness at EMS Today 2017 http://www.jems.com/articles/2017/02/paramedics-advocate-ptsd-awareness-at-ems-today-2017.html

Today in disaster resilience (11 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Nepartak: Super-typhoon batters Taiwan disrupting power supplies, transport; at least three dead http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-08/super-typhoon-nepartak-hits-taiwan-disrupts-power-supply/7582618

Typhoon Nepartak: More than 400,000 people forced to flee as tropical storm strikes eastern China http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-10/hundreds-of-thousands-flee-as-typhoon-nepartak-hits-china/7583780

Disaster risk reduction

Dar es Salaam suffers from both flooding and scarcity of water supplies http://news.trust.org/item/20160710154013-kcsk3/

Research to aid volcanic warning for Auckland http://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/research-to-aid-volcanic-warning-for-auckland

Gendered terrain of disaster http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/97447/gendered-terrain-of-disaster

China’s devastating floods can be traced back to corruption and overbuilding http://qz.com/725468/chinas-devastating-floods-can-be-traced-back-to-corruption-and-overbuilding/

Emergency management

Alberta Wildfires Costliest Disaster in Canadian History http://www.climatecentral.org/news/alberta-wildfires-costliest-disaster-canadian-history-20510

Only halfway through 2016 and the U.S. has already seen eight weather and climate-related disasters that have each met or exceeded $1 billion in damages http://www.noaa.gov/us-experienced-least-8-billion-dollar-disasters-so-far-year

The head of Tasmania’s Flood Recovery Taskforce has warned it will take years to finish repairing all of the damage caused by last month’s deluge http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-07/flood-repairs-in-tasmania-may-take-years/7578242

Flood Early Warning SMS in Nepal http://hamrotools.com/floods-sms-in-nepal/

Psychology and disasters

PTSD should be an occupational illness https://tpav.org.au/Publications_and_Media/InBrief/2016_InBriefs/June_2016/29_June.html

Social capital and disasters

The Case for Capitals https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/the-case-for-capitals-leveraging-key-resources-in-a-catastrophic-event

Today in disaster resilience (3 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

France floods: Louvre to close as Seine rises further http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36432429?utm_content=bufferff520&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Germany – Deadly Floods Hit Bavaria http://floodlist.com/europe/germany-deadly-floods-hit-bavaria-june-2016

Thousands evacuated, two dead, as France declares flood emergency http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-weather-idUSKCN0YO0XI

Tropical Threat to Florida Next Week; Floods Persist in Texas, Europe https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/tropical-threat-to-florida-next-week-floods-persist-in-texas-Europe

Disaster risk reduction

The cost of action and the price of inaction https://www.devex.com/news/the-cost-of-action-and-the-price-of-inaction-88232

A New View of the Plate Dynamics Behind Earthquakes in Ecuador https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-new-view-of-the-plate-dynamics-behind-earthquakes-in-ecuador

The Rise of Resilience Planning http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/the-rise-of-resilience-planning#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMid1PWI%3D/

Canada lagging on severe weather disaster mitigation http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/canada-lagging-on-severe-weather-disaster-mitigation-report/68468

Burning The Forest For The Trees http://wwno.org/post/burning-forest-trees

Emergency management

Corporate giants pour money into emergency response and research http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/The-Bottom-Line.html?utm_content=buffer8ff88&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

New Long-Term Support for Displaced Populations in Africa http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/05/31/new-long-term-support-for-displaced-populations-in-africa?cid=CCG_TT_Cities_EN_EXT

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Cascadia Rising 2016 exercise includes the at-risk communities http://www.fema.gov/cascadia-rising-2016

A new Android cell phone app called iSeeFlood encourages the public to file timely reports when they see flooding of varying severity on the streets

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-civil-app-conditions.html

Psychology and disasters

Farmers facing tough times six months after disaster http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-28/pinery-bushfire3a-six-months-on/7455218

10 things highly resilient people have in common (backed by research) https://www.ideapod.com/idea/10-things-highly-resilient-people-have-in-common-backed-by-research/57202e71de1b161b330b78dc?utm_content=buffer113ae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Social Capital and Disasters

Alienation Is Killing Americans and Japanese http://nautil.us/blog/alienation-is-killing-americans-and-japanese

Social capital has bigger impacts on preparedness, response and recovery than governments http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/10/28/344979.htm?platform=hootsuite

Today in disaster resilience (2 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Fort McMurray fire: First residents return home http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36422137?ocid=socialflow_twitter

The latest system has brought historic flooding to parts of central and southeast Texas http://wxshift.com/news/record-flooding-continues-to-mess-with-texas?utm_content=buffer2b523&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Paris flooding: River Seine bursts its banks as France prepares to host Euro 2016 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/paris-flooded-by-the-overflowing-seine-as-france-prepares-to-host-euro-2016-a7059556.html

Flash flood hits Kulaora, 20,000 left marooned http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2016/may/31/flash-flood-hits-kulaora-20000-left-marooned

Disaster risk reduction

Alberta wildfire underlines need for national talks on disaster mitigation http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/alberta-wildfire-underlines-need-national-talks-disaster-mitigation-1004092341/

Slowing of landslide flows reflects California’s drying climate http://phys.org/news/2016-06-landslide-california-climate.html

Who pays when homes flood? https://www.academia.edu/7433189/Who_pays_when_homes_flood

Resilient Melbourne Strategy http://resilientmelbourne.com.au/

This hurricane season, scientists bring wave action into the picture https://www.usgs.gov/news/hurricane-season-scientists-bring-wave-action-picture

Rwanda missing 15 years of weather data http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/05/30/478896860/turns-out-you-do-need-a-weatherman-to-know-which-way-the-wind-blew

This week the famed Momotombo volcano in Nicaragua put on a show in its first known eruption in 110 years http://abc7ny.com/1109422/

African wildfires may become larger and more intense as more people move to cities, a study has found http://allafrica.com/stories/201605311120.html

UNOSAT flood portal, a dedicated, free-to-use repository where anyone can easily find and download satellite-derived flood data http://www.unitar.org/maximizing-our-impact-through-data-sharing-unosat-flood-portal-1

Indian PM releases National Disaster Management Plan http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=145840

BMC proposes ways to manage floods; flood control not included, say activists http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/bmc-proposes-ways-to-manage-floods-flood-control-not-included-say-activists-2828151/

Emergency management

Going local in aid will help build disaster resilience http://news.trust.org/item/20160527141902-fmi6s/

Johnson County Using Drones to Stay Ahead of Flooding http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Johnson-Co_-phoner–11a_Dallas-Fort-Worth-381534031.html

FEMA’s New ‘Disaster Deductible’ Shifts Responsibility to States http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/FEMAs-new-disaster-deductible-shifts-responsibility-to-states.html

Satellite imagery and communication are powerful aids in confronting humanitarian and environmental issues http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/space-technology-can-help-sustain-earth/

Niger delta oil spill clean-up launched – but could take quarter of a century http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jun/02/niger-delta-oil-spill-clean-up-launched-ogoniland-communities-1bn?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Disaster education, communications and engagement

‘Fire adaptive communities’ live compatibly with wildfire https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160601132323.htm

Climate actions to change our world http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/2016/climate-actions/en/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social+media&utm_campaign=faoforestry

This course looks at the science behind the Zika outbreak http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/freeonlinecourses/zika/