Today in disaster resilience (26 August 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Louisiana Flooding, One Week Later http://www.fema.gov/blog/2016-08-19/louisiana-flooding-one-week-later

Two dozen structures destroyed by eastern Washington wildfires http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wildfires-idUSKCN10X26B?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

Typhoon Mindulle over Japan http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=88616&src=twitter-nh

India – Floods in 5 States Leave At Least 35 Dead and Thousands Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-5-states-leave-least-35-dead-thousands-displaced

Dozens of wildfires rage across arid U.S. West http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wildfires-idUSKCN10Y286?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

UN relief arm monitoring situations in Italy and Myanmar after strong earthquakes http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54748#.V74WV1t97IU

At Least 159 Killed After Powerful Earthquake Rocks Central Italy https://www.buzzfeed.com/jimdalrympleii/magnitude-62-earthquake-strikes-central-italy?utm_term=.eiw8W3vzp#.xyAWr4QXG

Strong quake hits Myanmar, at least 3 dead http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/08/24/strong-quake-hits-myanmar-least-3-dead?cx_navSource=related-side-cx#cxrecs_s

Kokomo tornado spawns damage http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/24/us/indiana-tornadoes/index.html

India – Floods in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh Affect 4 Million, Ganges at Record Levels http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-bihar-uttar-pradesh-august-2016-ganges-record-levels

Disaster risk reduction

Himalayan migration northward found to be result of tectonic lift http://phys.org/news/2016-08-himalayan-migration-northward-result-tectonic.html

Fighting fire with fire http://www.takepart.com/feature/2016/08/19/prescribed-fire

110,000 homes worth a combined $21 billion are in Louisiana’s flood-affected zones, study says https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/08/19/110000-homes-worth-a-combined-21-billion-are-in-louisianas-flood-affected-zones-study-says/?utm_term=.b2c20616408c

Should the US Copy Dutch Defenses Against Flooding? http://www.seeker.com/should-us-copy-dutch-high-tech-defenses-against-flooding-1977873475.html

New tool hailed as a game changer for predicting floods, informing water-related decisions http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-launches-america-s-first-national-water-forecast-model

Managing disaster risks for jails http://www.preventionweb.net/files/49960_49960gaillardaldpmpb2016.pdf

Testing Earthquake Early Warning Using Geodetic Data in the Pacific Northwest http://www.unavco.org/science/snapshots/technology/2016/crowell.html

New modelling on bushfires shows how they really burn through an area http://phys.org/news/2016-08-bushfires-area.html

Assessing the performance of buildings in future earthquakes http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20160821/environment/Assessing-the-performance-of-buildings-in-future-earthquakes.622680

Australian scientists uncover evidence of super eruptions 106 million years ago http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/australian-scientists-uncover-evidence-of-super-eruptions-106-million-years-ago/news-story/191a13eec66529b59a3e5f5a7acf6366

What We Can—and Can’t—Learn From the Floods in Baton Rouge http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/what-we-canand-cantlearn-from-the-floods-in-baton-rouge#/-_/

Better understanding seismic hazards https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160822174104.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Worsening Wildfire Environment Spurs Call for New Strategies http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Worsening-Wildfire-Environment-Spurs-Call-for-New-Strategies-390981141.html

Zika ‘clone’ could finally lead to a vaccine for the devastating virus http://www.wired.co.uk/article/zika-virus-vaccine-clone

New insights into the relationship between erosion and tectonics in the Himalayas https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160823083555.htm

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Aug 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Sinabung, Villarrica, Sabancaya, Chikurachki https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/58820/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Aug-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Sinabung-Villarrica-Sabancaya-Chikurach.html

Tews Lane campaigners left frustrated by developers over flood risk fears http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/tews-lane-campaigners-left-frustrated-by-developers-over-flood-risk-fears/story-29647417-detail/story.html

Deadly quake hit in one of Italy’s most seismically-prone regions http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/08/25/deadly-quake-hit-one-italys-most-seismically-prone-regions

Earthquake Exposes Italy’s Disaster Vulnerabilities and Shortcomings http://www.wsj.com/articles/earthquake-exposes-italys-disaster-vulnerabilities-and-shortcomings-1472068886?mod=e2tw

Why the Earthquake in Italy Was So Destructive http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-the-earthquake-in-italy-was-so-destructive/

Big misconception: Insurance rates can vary greatly; everybody ‘in a flood zone’ http://www.theadvocate.com/louisiana_flood_2016/article_60eb4cd2-689e-11e6-8001-1f2443bdeb0a.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Life on the fault lines: Major earthquakes overdue and ‘no one in the world is safe’, expert says http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/life-on-the-fault-lines-major-earthquakes-overdue-and-no-one-in-the-world-is-safe-expert-says/news-story/0453eac947c8a9485be293364f56ac50

A tale of two dams: Is Bihar’s unprecedented flood an avoidable man-made disaster? https://sandrp.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/a-tale-of-two-dams-is-bihars-unprecedented-flood-an-avoidable-man-made-disaster/

Sikkim High Court issues notice to state government on landslide dam http://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/sikkim-high-court-issues-notice-to-state-government-on-landslide-dam-55354?platform=hootsuite

The U.S. Strategy for Flood Resilience Is Underwater https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/us-strategy-flood-resilience-coastal-cities-competitions

Emergency management

2 men will be billed $37 million for 2015 Stouts Creek fire, forestry officials say http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/08/2_men_will_be_billed_37_millio.html

Court Rules Disabled Missouri Firefighter Entitled to Reduced Benefits http://www.firelawblog.com/2016/08/21/court-rules-disabled-missouri-firefighter-entitled-reduced-benefits/

Hurricanes And Tornadoes Have Them, Is It Time For A Flood Scale? http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/08/18/hurricanes-and-tornadoes-have-them-is-it-time-for-a-flood-scale/#af10f81b21cf

The Dzongu landslide dam: an update http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/08/19/dzongu-landslide-dam/

5 Reasons Some Were Unaware Of One Of The Biggest Weather Disasters Since Sandy http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/08/16/5-reasons-some-were-unaware-of-one-of-the-biggest-weather-disasters-since-sandy/#1e1513472520

Louisiana residents without flood insurance face uncertainty http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather-idUSKCN10W0UG?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_content=buffer60b5a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Wildfire rebuild sparks business boom in Fort McMurray http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/wildfire-rebuild-sparks-business-boom-in-fort-mcmurray-1.3729648

Cumbria flood group set to go global http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Cumbria-flood-group-set-to-go-global-462cab8c-45b3-4c5e-a00e-8e564b0fa6d3-ds

Christchurch Dilemmas: How to rebuild the city’s heart http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/83394208/Christchurch-Dilemmas-How-to-rebuild-the-citys-heart

Disasters cost world $92b in first half of 2016, Swiss Re says http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-18/disasters-have-cost-world-92b-so-far-this-year/7764750

Louisiana residents assess damage from devastating floods – in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2016/aug/22/louisiana-floods-photos-cleanup?CMP=edit_2221

Deaths from U.S. lightning strikes this year at highest since 2010 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lightning-idUSKCN10X23R?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

The USGS response to the Louisiana floods is part of the larger USGS flood science mission https://www.usgs.gov/news/fighting-floods

Obama Praises FEMA, Pushes Back on Politics in Visit to Flood-Ravaged Louisiana http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/president-obama-tours-flood-ravaged-lousiana.html?mid=twitter_nymag

The untold story of the fight to save Fort McMurray http://www.cbc.ca/interactives/longform/news/battling-the-beast-fort-mcmurray-wildfire

Firefighters look for new technology as threat of wildfire grows http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/08/23/63226/firefighters-look-for-new-technology-as-threat-of/

NOAA launches new forecast to assist proactive flood response http://www.continuitycentral.com/index.php/news/resilience-news/1352-noaa-launches-new-forecast-to-assist-proactive-flood-response

Preliminary Report Into Why Some Fort McMurray Homes Survived http://www.iclr.org/images/Westhaver_Fort_McMurray_Preliminary_Aug_2016.pdf

The e-GEOS Emergency Room is working to produce maps and detailed data of the areas affected by the Italy earthquake http://www.leonardocompany.com/en/-/egeos-copernicus-terremoto-earthquake

Flood after Storm Desmond report http://www.jbatrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/flooding-after-storm-desmond-PUBLISHED-24-August-2016.pdf

Flood forecasting gets major upgrade http://nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189556

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Why Translation Tools For Refugees Matters http://7piliers.com/post/149122123267/why-translation-tools-for-refugees-matters

Community resilience researchers share work at AEJMC conference http://ivoh.org/community-resilience-researchers-share-work-aejmc-conference/

How can the media help build community disaster resilience? http://tdc.missouri.edu/doc/dcc_disaster_journalism_factsheet.pdf

A new survey of disaster apps finds many options—some prone to failure—and much more to come http://www.fastcompany.com/3062786/how-disaster-apps-work-and-dont

Play the Hurricane Game http://humanityroad.org/be-a-force-of-nature-hurricane-game/

The game models how the Antarctic ice sheet responds to environmental changes http://www.wired.co.uk/article/ice-flow-penguin-game

The Great Fire of London https://www.abi.org.uk/Insurance-and-savings/Topics-and-issues/Great-Fire-of-London

Large-magnitude volcanic eruptions of the last 11700 years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TG4v-H1V9Y

The untold stories of Louisiana flood victims by Baton Rouge photographers http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/08/23/untold-stories-louisiana-flood-victims-baton-rouge-photographers/89210108/

Anatomy of an earthquake – Professor Iain Stewart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QNigxTN384&feature=youtu.be

Floating school http://blogs.worldwatch.org/saikous-floating-school/

Disaster lessons: children taught to prepare for Bangladesh’s killer quakes https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/aug/24/lessons-in-disaster-children-taught-to-prepare-for-bangladesh-killer-quakes-south-asia

‘They didn’t warn you’: Louisiana disaster reveals deep challenges in flood communication https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/08/18/they-didnt-warn-you-louisiana-disaster-reveals-deep-challenges-in-flood-communication/?tid=a_inl

CoastAdapt: A new tool for a changing climate helps coastal communities prepare http://act-adapt.org/beta-version-of-coastadapt-launched/

Do you know your flood risk status? http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Do-you-know-your-flood-risk-status-391295711.html

Social media and emergency management

41 percent of people in the UK use social media to find out what’s happening in their community http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2016/8/23/a-big-pile-of-useful-uk-social-media-stats-youll-like

Codified Hashtags for Weather Warning on Twitter: an Italian Case Study http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/codified-hashtags-for-weather-warning-on-twitter-an-italian-case-study/

The ‘proper’ way to spread ideas through social media http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/1467-954X.12378/full

Psychology and disasters

Why so many refuse to evacuate as wildfires approach http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-refusing-to-evacuate-20160817-snap-story.html

Firefighters suffer from PTSD in numbers to rival the military, officials say http://wset.com/news/nation-world/firefighters-suffer-from-ptsd-in-numbers-to-rival-the-military-officials-say

Social capital and disasters

Rural church among those providing aid after Louisiana flood http://newsok.com/rural-church-among-those-providing-aid-after-louisiana-flood/article/feed/1060631?custom_click=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Newsok%2FNews+%28NewsOK.com+RSS+-+news%29

Katrina Pain Index 2016: Race And Class Gap Widening http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/katrina-pain-index-2016-race-and-class-gap-widening_us_57baf8e8e4b07d22cc390045

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Today in disaster resilience (27 July 2016)

 

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

Current emergencies/disasters

The Sand Fire in Santa Clarita Offers Omens of a Fiery Future https://psmag.com/the-sand-fire-in-santa-clarita-offers-omens-of-a-fiery-future-e142811ed90e#.i4dji2y6y

Floods kill at least 154 across China, leave over 100 missing https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/07/23/floods-kill-at-least-154-across-china-leave-over-100-missing.html

Soberanes Fire, California http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=88440&src=twitter-nh

Flood situation worsens in Arunachal; one killed in Assam http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/flood-situation-worsens-in-arunachal-one-killed-in-assam-2933452/

Massive wildfire rages on Greek island of Chios https://www.rt.com/in-motion/353390-wildfires-greek-island-chios/

Spain calls in army as wildfire reaches nature reserve http://phys.org/news/2016-07-spain-army-wildfire-nature-reserve.html

Man Died Trying To Rescue Dog From Raging Sand Fire, Neighbor Says http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/07/25/man-died-trying-to-rescue-dog-from-raging-sand-fire-neighbor-says/

Wildfire Near Carmel Grows to Nearly 15,000 Acres, 20 Homes Burned http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Wildfire-near-Carmel-grows-to-nearly-15000-acres-20-homes-burned.html?utm_content=bufferc2ced&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Nearly 1,570,571 people are affected by floods in 19 districts of Assam http://reliefweb.int/report/india/assam-state-disaster-management-authority-flood-report-flood-situatoin-today-ie-26th

Severe flooding continues in China, nearly 300 dead or missing since July 18 http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2016/07/25/severe-flooding-continues-in-china-nearly-300-dead-or-missing-since-july-18/

Disaster risk reduction

2nd RISC-KIT “Summer” School: Disaster Risk Reduction for Coastal Areas http://www.preventionweb.net/events/view/49642?id=49642

GeoNet turns 15 – what have we learned about earthquakes in that time? http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/82329250/geonet-turns-15–what-have-we-learned-about-earthquakes-in-that-time

QUT-designed portable flood levee aimed at protecting low-lying towns goes into production http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-24/qut-designed-portable-flood-levee-goes-into-production/7641834

Why concrete + rain = flash floods https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/25/why-concrete-rain-flash-floods-weatherwatch

Project was touted as a tool to prevent floods but those claims have been watered down and new threats are eroding confidence – and riverbanks http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1991055/flood-doubts-sceptical-public-questions-three-gorges-dams-capacity-stop

Harmed by heat: Covering the health risks of extreme weather https://www.rjionline.org/stories/harmed-by-heat-covering-the-health-risks-of-extreme-weather

Vast wildfires are burning in remote Siberia, far from humans – here’s why we should care https://theconversation.com/vast-wildfires-are-burning-in-remote-siberia-far-from-humans-heres-why-we-should-care-62881

Ancient plumbing protects Forbidden City from Beijing floods http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36881021

Emergency management

MH370 Pilot Flew a Suicide Route on His Home Simulator Closely Matching Final Flight http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/mh370-pilot-flew-suicide-route-on-home-simulator.html?mid=twitter_nymag#

Hospital Disaster Preparedness as Measured by Functional Capacity: a Comparison between Iran and Sweden http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9030626&fileId=S1049023X13008807

Public demand answers for fatal delays in flood warning http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/996272.shtml

Guidebook for Evacuation of People with Disability https://accessibleexitsigns.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/evacuation-of-pwd-and-emergent-limitations-2nd-edn-by-lee-wilson.pdf

1st US System to Keep Drones Away From Wildfires Kicks Off http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/1st-us-system-drones-wildfires-kicks-off-40859188

Homes on edge of the wilderness complicate wildfire efforts http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2016-07-26/homes-on-edge-of-the-wilderness-complicate-wildfire-efforts

DJI adding geofences based on real-time wildfire data http://geoawesomeness.com/dji-adding-real-time-wildfire-data-to-its-geofences/

Less lead in New Orleans soils, children’s blood, 10 years after Katrina: study http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2016/07/lead_levels_dropped_in_no_chil.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Heat, the Floods, and the Danger of Underestimating How to Handle it http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2016/07/24/must-sees-need-reads-heat-hydration-storms-flood/

‘Game of Floods’: Marin Sea-Level Rise Game Wins Award http://patch.com/california/millvalley/game-floods-marin-sea-level-rise-game-wins-award

Gangotri and China: three fascinating new landslide videos http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/07/25/gangotri-1/

Fieldnotes from two cities in India: learning about social learning and climate uncertainty http://www.iied.org/fieldnotes-two-cities-india-learning-about-social-learning-climate-uncertainty

These Wildfire Photos Are Gorgeous and Terrifying at the Same Time http://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/wildfire-photos-gorgeous-terrifying-time/

Understanding Motivations for Citizen Science http://www.ukeof.org.uk/resources/citizen-science-resources/MotivationsforCSREPORTFINALMay2016.pdf

Augmented Reality Turns a Sandbox into a Geoscience Lesson https://eos.org/project-updates/augmented-reality-turns-a-sandbox-into-a-geoscience-lesson

Book – How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe’s Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia http://thenewpress.com/books/how-world-breaks

Social media and emergency management

Facebook, Twitter Help Sniff Out Suspected Olympic Terror Plot http://fortune.com/2016/07/24/facebook-twitter-help-arrest-olympic-terror-suspects/

Nearly 70% of all social media time is spent on smartphones http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/future-social-media-mobile-are-you-ready

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report http://www.slideshare.net/kleinerperkins/2016-internet-trends-report

China cracks down on real-time news reporting including social media http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-25/china-slaps-ban-on-internet-news-reporting-as-crackdown-tightens

Psychology and disasters

Managing stress isn’t ‘weakness,’ firefighters told http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/2016/07/20/managing-stress-isnt-weakness-firefighters-told/87313518/

Today in disaster resilience (22 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

India – Over 120 Dead After Monsoon Rains Cause Floods and Landslides in 8 States http://floodlist.com/asia/india-120-dead-monsoon-rain-floods-8-states-july-2016

Heavy rains and flooding across Sudan http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/OCHA_Sudan_Weekly_Hum_Bulletin_Issue_29.pdf

Afghanistan – Deadly Flash Floods in Khost Province http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-khost-province-july-2016

Disaster risk reduction

Promoting the right kind of fire—and smarter development—is safer and more cost-effective than fighting a losing battle http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2016/4/coexisting-with-wildfire/1

Infrastructure ‘still faces flood risk’ http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36839274

A New Way to Explore City Resilience Strategies http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/a-new-way-to-explore-city-resilience-strategies#/-_/

Super-eruptions may give only a year’s warning before they blow http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2016/07/super-eruptions-may-give-only-a-years-warning-before-they-blow/

Why Copenhagen is building parks that can turn into ponds http://citiscope.org/story/2016/why-copenhagen-building-parks-can-turn-ponds

The UK’s supply of food could be put at risk as droughts and storms devastate farmland in the UK and abroad http://www.floodsax.co.uk/2016/extreme-weather-such-as-floods-putting-food-supply-at-risk/

Volcanic and Caldera Collapse: Up Close and Personal http://edmdigest.com/opinion/volcanic-and-caldera-collapse-up-close-and-personal/

Major natural hazards in Asia and the Pacific http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/OCHA_ROAP_Hazard_Oversize_2016.pdf

B.C. megathrust earthquake could rupture like a zipper, expert says http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-megathrust-earthquake-could-rupture-like-a-zipper-expert-says-1.2917261

Fire clues in cave dripwater – researchers find wildfire signatures in cave formations for the first time http://phys.org/news/2016-07-clues-cave-dripwater-wildfire-signatures.html

Fiji – Whole Village Relocated After Landslide and Cyclone Disasters http://floodlist.com/australia/fiji-tukuraki-village-relocated-landslide-cyclone

The poverty trap of perennial flooding of Kenya’s Tana River http://cwsglobal.org/tana-flooding/

Emergency management

How our disaster relief system forces foolish decisions https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2016/07/20/how-our-disaster-relief-system-forces-foolish-decisions/C6fh5dzz4LbgfvMy5c5PxM/story.html

Deputy chief of operations says drones will make fire response more timely, effective and safe http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-regional-fire-department-drones-1.3687489

California man arrested for flying drone over wildfire near Sacramento http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/07/california-man-arrested-for-flying-drone-over-wildfire-near-sacramento/

Wildfires Heat Up Across the West https://www.doi.gov/blog/wildfires-heat-across-west

Allied World reports $10.3 million in reinsurance catastrophe losses from Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/allied-world-reports-10-3-million-reinsurance-catastrophe-losses-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-1004097116/

Incident Management Systems and Building Emergency Management Capacity During the 2014–2016 Ebola Epidemic – Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea http://resiliencesystem.org/cdc-mmwr-incident-management-systems-and-building-emergency-management-capacity-during-2014%E2%80%932016

AMI & Lumley liable for Selwyn fire damage in 2013 http://www.grantshand.co.nz/ami-lumley-liable-selwyn-fire-damage-2015/

Pacific islanders to benefit from computer based programs for Met Services http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/49618

Defensible space saves business from wildfire http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/defensible-space-saves-business-from-wildfire/278206545

First B.C. offshore earthquake sensor up and running http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/first-b-c-offshore-earthquake-sensor-up-and-running-1.3689186

Fiji to spend $205 million to recover from cyclone Winston http://www.poandpo.com/politics/fiji-to-spend-205-million-to-recover-from-cyclone-winston-207201693/

Global economy weathered $98bn natural hazard loss in first half of 2016, according to Aon catastrophe report http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-economy-weathered-98bn-natural-hazard-loss-in-first-half-of-2016-according-to-aon-catastrophe-report-300301441.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

We’re Launching an Open Online Harvard Course on Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster – Watch the Trailer! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/were-launching-open-online-harvard-course-response-conflict-davies

Participatory [Citizen] Science https://povesham.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/participatory-citizen-science/

Social media and emergency management

Extreme Heat Social Media Toolkit https://www.ready.gov/heat-toolkit

Social media evolving with times of crises http://m.indianapolisrecorder.com/mobile/news/article_40ae4148-49f6-11e6-8c5e-b72e45a4c078.html

Digital engagement methods for earthquake and fire preparedness: a review http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2378-x

Like real life, Facebook livestreaming can have a light side and a dark side https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/07/07/is-facebook-ready-for-live-videos-important-role-in-police-accountability/?postshare=1861469123879812&tid=ss_fb-bottom

Today in disaster resilience (20 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Huge swaths of Russia’s forests are ablaze during what may be a record fire season http://mashable.com/2016/07/18/siberia-forest-fires-smoke-satellite/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#FeBo61pEBSqV

Sudan – Floods in 3 States Leave Several Dead and Hundreds Homeless http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-darfur-khartoum-al-jazirah-july-2016

China – 4 Dead After Further Flooding in Jiangxi, Hubei and Hunan http://floodlist.com/asia/china-4-dead-flooding-affects-jiangxi-hubei-hunan

Disaster risk reduction

Some earthquakes on San Andreas fault are triggered by gravitational tug of sun and moon http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-la-me-earthquakes-tides-san-andreas-20160718-snap-story.html

Minister questioned on flood prevention http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environment-food-and-rural-affairs-committee/news-parliament-2015/future-flood-prevention-evidence7-16-17/

Worldwide mid-sized firms may fall short on insurance, risk management: Assurex Global survey http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/worldwide-mid-sized-firms-may-fall-short-insurance-risk-management-assurex-global-survey-1004096962/

AIR Worldwide announces new global resilience practice http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/air-worldwide-announces-new-global-resilience-practice-1004096933/

Coping Strategies for Landslide and Flood Disasters: A Qualitative Study of Mt. Elgon Region, Uganda http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/coping-strategies-for-landslide-and-flood-disasters-a-qualitative-study-of-mt-elgon-region-uganda/

Current and Future Exposure of Infrastructure in the United States to Natural Hazards http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1453.html?adbsc=social_20160719_914611&adbid=755513801340968960&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

ISCIENCES WORLDWIDE WATER WATCH LIST JULY 2016 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2016/7/7/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-july-2016

Emergency management

Gurgaon Gets Earthquake Warning System http://www.ndtv.com/gurgaon-news/gurgaon-gets-earthquake-warning-system-1433051

Federal government seeks to recover $25 million in costs for the 2013 Mountain Fire http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/07/18/federal-government-seeks-to-recover-25-million-in-costs-for-the-2013-mountain-fire/

Utah votes to let authorities disable drones near wildfires http://www.fireengineering.com/ap-news/2016/07/13/utah-votes-to-let-authorities-disable-drones-near-wildfires.html?hootPostID=c7cacf2228b9869754c0333a00797377

China officials fired for Typhoon Nepartak response http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36822586?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_news_asia&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

Police officer deaths from guns up 72% from July 2015 http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/17/us/police-shooting-deaths-july-2016/index.html

Flooded families may be paid to relocate http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/flooded-families-may-be-paid-to-relocate-410880.html

Better disaster support needed for disabled kids http://www.the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003072950

A California homeowner is being sued by the federal government for $25 million for a 2013 wildfire http://www.inquisitr.com/3313537/federal-government-sues-california-homeowner-for-25-million-over-2013-wildfire/

DJI drones will now get real-time wildfire alerts https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/18/dji-drone-wildfire-alerts/

Man Arrested In California For Flying Drone Over Wildfire: Why This Is A Serious Offense http://www.techtimes.com/articles/170289/20160718/man-arrested-in-california-for-flying-drone-over-wildfire-why-this-is-a-serious-offense.htm

California Tech Group’s Hackathon Seeks to Develop Wildfire Assistance Software http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/California-Tech-Groups-Hackathon-Seeks-to-Develop-Wildfire-Assistance-Software.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning Weather And Climate With The Popular Game Minecraft http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/05/09/learning-weather-and-climate-with-the-popular-game-minecraft/#43f3f96e29d7

New app lets public help map disasters, conflicts and outbreaks http://news.trust.org/item/20160714230106-v129c

How to Prepare a Pet for Disaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDRMmAmFXLk

Multipronged approach to community engagement for flood mitigation https://www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/About_the_City/News_and_Engagement/Have_your_say/Epsom_Ascot_Huntly_Floodplain_Management_Study#.V41eXLh96Uk

What’s really warming the world? http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/

Indonesia: Sign and information boards improve volcanic eruption preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/49611

Social media and emergency management

Turkey coup: rebels failed to control the narrative and fundamentally misunderstood the significance of social media http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36822858

Psychology and disasters

The psychology of why mass shootings may be contagious http://qz.com/734537/the-psychology-of-why-mass-shootings-are-contagious/

Recovery Team Asks for Help as ‘Disaster Fatigue’ Affects Flood Rebuild http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Recovery-team-asks-for-help-as-disaster-fatigue-affects-flood-rebuild.html

Survivors of Nice attack struggle with psychological wounds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/survivors-of-nice-attack-struggle-with-psychological-wounds/2016/07/18/5a2bd1d6-4c70-11e6-bf27-405106836f96_story.html

Today in disaster resilience (12 July 2016)

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Current emergencies/disasters

Madhya Pradesh flood: Seven more dead, toll climbs to 22 http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/madhya-pradesh-flood-seven-more-dead-toll-climbs-to-22-2907483/

Cars Swept Away And A Dramatic Rescue In Maharashtra Flood http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/dramatic-flood-rescue-in-maharashtra-after-midnight-sos-call-to-minister-1430239

A dam burst as a result of flooding in Chinese Hunan province lead to evacuation of 10,000 people http://sputniknews.com/asia/20160710/1042724754/evacuation-chinese-hunan-province-dam.html?utm_source=https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Fa6CRDOm9r7&utm_medium=short_url&utm_content=bDtY&utm_campaign=URL_shortening

Disaster risk reduction

UN launches ‘Sendai Seven’ campaign aimed at boosting disaster risk management http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54429#.V4QYN9J97IW

Potential earthquake in Bangladesh could jeopardize millions, research says http://news.trust.org/item/20160711201252-g5n9m/

A Curb Is Repaired, and a Seismic Marker Is Lost http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/science/a-curb-is-repaired-and-a-seismic-marker-is-lost.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur&_r=0

California ill-prepared for the Big One, experts say http://phys.org/news/2016-07-california-ill-prepared-big-experts.html

Science on the Hill: Burning questions in study of wildfire http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/health_and_science/science-on-the-hill-burning-questions-in-study-of-wildfire/article_0a44368d-6a80-5a2b-bea1-8410ea14f292.html

New York City Is Weighing Ambitious Plans for Flood Defenses https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601850/new-york-city-is-weighing-ambitious-plans-for-flood-defenses/

Emergency management

Slave to the algorithm http://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2016/07/11/slave-algorithm

Missing home: a look at post-Katrina demolitions http://projects.thelensnola.org/demolitions/

Did house that survived Saguenay flood get divine help? https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/07/10/did-house-that-survived-saguenay-flood-get-divine-help.html

Five Guidelines for Creating Effective Disaster Exercise Injects https://triecker.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/five-guidelines-for-creating-effective-disaster-exercise-injects/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Popularity Of Weather Is Shaking Up Journalism http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/07/11/the-popularity-of-weather-is-shaking-up-journalism/#5bd714c62f8b

Today in disaster resilience (11 July 2016)

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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 (6 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Taipei in the path of Super Typhoon Nepartak http://mashable.com/2016/07/05/typhoon-nepartak-category-5-taiwan/#7fQH.b.VM5qW

China – 7 Days of Flooding Leaves Over 100 Dead and 40 Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-yangtze-river-july-2016

India Floods – 80,000 Affected in Assam, Search for Missing Continues in Uttarakhand http://floodlist.com/asia/india-july-2016-floods-assam-uttarakhand-arunachal-Pradesh

Disaster risk reduction

Flood mitigation a potential growth industry in Norfolk http://www.globalpost.com/article/6779273/2016/06/28/one-us-city-reframing-sea-level-rise-opportunity

UK aerial photos now open data for flood studies https://data.gov.uk/data/search?publisher=environment-agency&q=vertical+aerial+photography

As deadly wildfires blaze, experts are calling on the state to emulate the South’s long tradition of prescribed burning http://www.citylab.com/weather/2016/07/california-wildfires-south-prescribed-burning/489539/?utm_source=SFTwitter

Huge lava peak on brink of erupting any minute now http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/686547/VOLCANO-ALERT-Huge-lava-peak-on-brink-of-erupting-any-minute-now

EU provides €6 million to make vulnerable cities resilient to disasters https://www.unisdr.org/archive/49451

Managing ecological risk in prescribed burning http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/managing-ecological-risk-in-prescribed-burning

Emergency management

Firefighting funding is a knotty issue http://www.abqjournal.com/802556/firefighting-funding-is-a-knotty-issue.html

How prepared are Ontario communities for flood? https://uwaterloo.ca/news/news/new-study-reveals-leadership-gap-flood-risk-preparedness

Fort McMurray wildfire now considered under control http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-now-considered-under-control-1.3664947

The Lake that Saved Charleston from Total Destruction http://appalachianmagazine.com/2016/07/03/the-lake-that-saved-charleston-from-total-destruction/

Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry Report released http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/waroona-bushfire-special-inquiry-report-released

Key Messages from the Knowledge Event Series: Lessons Learnt from the Paris Terrorist Attacks http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/key-messages-from-the-knowledge-event-series-lessons-learnt-from-the-paris-terrorist-attacks

Organisational responses to severe weather events requires ‘Effective Response Integration’ http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/organisational-responses-to-severe-weather-events-requires-effective-response-integration

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Conduct flood property surveys using Photo Survey http://solutions.arcgis.com/local-government/help/photo-survey/

Safety message videos for children, curriculum programs for school-based bushfire and disaster education http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/building-relationships-and-the-three-p’s-of-research-utilisation

AIDR Disaster Resilience Education program update https://www.aidr.org.au/news/