Today in disaster resilience (16 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Typhoon Meranti 2016 http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/events/typhoon-meranti-2016

Food aid reaches 140,000 hit by floods in North Korea – WFP http://news.trust.org/item/20160913154458-dgtev/?utm_source=twitter

It was a big weekendfor lava https://www.wired.com/2016/09/volcanoes-around-world-make-spectacular-lava-flows/

Tanzania earthquake http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/tanzania-quake-weve-never-known-this-in-our-country-says-pm-20160912

Sydney warms up as gathering clouds point to big wet inland http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydney-warms-up-as-gathering-clouds-point-to-big-wet-inland-20160912-gre3lj.html

Victorian weather: Flood warnings as ‘season-making rain’ brings mixed fortunes for farmers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-13/victorian-weather-heavy-rain-flood-warnings-in-place/7837668

Effects of a super storm spread across southeastern Australia http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/ocean-road-not-so-great-as-storm-bill-rises/news-story/77560c8aef61c9f408fe833d6c1aba34

Typhoon Meranti slams into China after battering Taiwan http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/09/14/super-typhoon-meranti-barrels-into-taiwan/90345966/?hootPostID=87fc6f45ab0da599a147858801a02e75

Flooding leaves 135 dead, 395 missing and more than 100 000 displaced in North Korea http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2016/09/12/flooding-leaves-135-dead-395-missing-and-more-than-100-000-displaced-in-north-korea/

Yasur volcano (Vanuatu): strong and sometimes dangerous explosions https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/vanuatu/yasur/news.html

Victorian floods: State battered with worst September deluge in a century http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victorian-floods-state-battered-with-worst-september-deluge-in-a-century-20160914-grgijs.html

UK set for floods, thunderstorms and hail after record heatwave https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/sep/15/floods-thunderstorms-hail-uk-weather-warnings-record-heatwave?CMP=share_btn_tw

Disaster risk reduction

Christchurch City Council makes resilience pledge to get up to $5m from Rockefeller partners http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/84166211/Christchurch-City-Council-makes-resilience-pledge-to-get-up-to-5m-from-Rockefeller-partners

Increasing the quality of seismic interpretation http://library.seg.org/doi/10.1190/INT-2015-0218.1

How ready are Indian Ocean nations for the next big tsunami? http://www.irinnews.org/news/2016/09/07/how-ready-are-indian-ocean-nations-next-big-tsunami

Cave Formations Carry Clues About Ancient Earthquakes http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/cave-formations-carry-clues-about-ancient-earthquakes-180960419/?no-ist

Sheffield chosen to lead the way in National Flood Resilience Review http://www.sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk/govt-flood-report/

New data points to major eruption of Japanese volcano https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/13/new-data-points-to-major-eruption-of-japanese-volcano

Review of how we assess flood risk, reduce the likelihood of flooding, and make the country as resilient as possible to flooding https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-flood-resilience-review

Portland needs earthquake retrofits before old buildings become deathtraps http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/09/city_leaders_must_require_eart.html

Cumbrian lakes hold a centuries-long flood record http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37304856

Hundreds of key sites in England at risk of floods http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37306094

Messages in the sand from Hurricane Sandy http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50184

Resilience and disaster trends in the Philippines: Opportunities for national and local capacity building http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50197

Emergency management

Citizens as Rescuers in Building Collapses http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/citizens-as-rescuers-in-building-collapses.html

The dynamics and difficulties of disaster recovery http://phys.org/news/2016-09-dynamics-difficulties-disaster-recovery.html

A Morning That Shook the World: The Seismology of 9/11 http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/09/a-morning-that-shook-the-world-the-seismology-of-911/

CFS member says warnings about Pinery bushfire threat were delayed by up to 45 minutes http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/cfs-member-says-warnings-about-pinery-bushfire-threat-were-delayed-by-up-to-45-minutes/news-story/4383c8c13bc22ca6f15de61a4ffbc2db

Louisiana governor requests bailout as flood costs rise to $15bn https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/11/louisiana-governor-requests-bailout-flood-damage-costs

Flood relief in Myanmar includes family planning supplies http://www.unfpa.org/news/flood-relief-myanmar-includes-family-planning-supplies

Hermine: Losses seen up to $500M, could have been worse, insurers say http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=342594

Emergency Management and Business Continuity: Cousins, but not Twins https://ebrp.net/emergency-management-and-business-continuity-cousins,-but-not-twins/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

National Preparedness Month http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/npm/index.htm

Flooding and Disaster Information Resources https://nnlm.gov/scr/flooding-disaster-resources

Failure to Communicate https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/failure-to-communicate-pretty-much-everyone-dropped-the-ball-in-louisiana?utm_source=NHC%20Master%20List&utm_campaign=3820cd8102-DR660&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dabc309806-3820cd8102-54422061

What are tsunamis? https://coast.noaa.gov/applyit/inundation/tsunamis.html

This action plan sets out how businesses can make it easier for people to protect their homes from damage from flood water https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-property-level-flood-resilience-bonfield-2016-action-plan

Megafire warning: Experts issue a call to action at Ashland meeting http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160913/NEWS/160919930

Resilient Pittsburgh’s Upcoming Resilience Fair! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/resilience/

New Orleans acts on disaster risk awareness for the private sector http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50163

Explainer: how to prepare for a tsunami https://theconversation.com/explainer-how-to-prepare-for-a-tsunami-64824

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Through Preparedness https://www.ready.gov/neighbors-helping-neighbors-through-preparedness

Social media and emergency management

Social media are used by citizens affected as a platform to read and share recovery information and post queries http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2550-3

Psychology and disasters

Climate change is raising tensions along with sea levels https://nexusmedianews.com/in-the-heat-of-the-moment-b2723a45b37a#.3owtu3y20

Social capital and disasters

Trust deficit: Japanese communities and the challenge of rebuilding Tohoku https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/36/

Almost half of Americans expect to rely a great deal on their neighbors after a disaster https://community.fema.gov/action/plan-with-neighbors

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Today in disaster resilience (9 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Wildfire bearing down on coastal of town of Xàbia in Spain https://emergency.life/2016/09/04/496/

Wildfires force residents and vacationers out of homes in Spain – video https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/sep/05/wildfires-force-residents-and-vacationers-out-of-homes-in-spain-video?CMP=share_btn_tw

Deadly Floods Hit North Korea, Eastern China and the Russian Far East http://floodlist.com/asia/deadly-floods-hit-north-korea-eastern-china-russian-far-east

Sea level rise is worsening Hermine’s coastal flooding http://mashable.com/2016/09/03/sea-level-rise-storm-surge-hermine/#mYSDili22Zqp

Malou to unleash heavy rain, strong winds over Tokyo into Thursday http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/malou-tropical-cyclone-typhoon-flood-mudslide-wind-threat-tokyo/59931948

Floods after heavy rain in Greece leave 4 dead, 1 missing http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/world/article100331342.html

North Korea – Death Toll Rises to 60, Over 40,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/north-korea-death-toll-rises-september-2016

Disaster risk reduction

Habitat III: the biggest conference you’ve probably never heard of https://theconversation.com/habitat-iii-the-biggest-conference-youve-probably-never-heard-of-63499

Batten down the hatches UK’s worst flood risk areas revealed as hurricane season hits https://reportuk.org/2016/09/04/batten-down-the-hatches-uks-worst-flood-risk-areas-revealed-as-hurricane-season-hits/

Floods kill more people than bushfires in Australia http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/aust-floods-more-deadly-than-bushfires/news-story/ceba32595554dd984a83cd8fdf53b189

Research by Missouri S&T faculty could prevent next major human-related disaster http://news.mst.edu/2016/08/research-by-missouri-st-faculty-could-prevent-next-major-human-related-disaster/

Building a flood catastrophe model for Australia in ELEMENTS http://www.ambiental.co.uk/building-a-flood-catastrophe-model-for-australia-in-elements/

Why Do Our Cities Flood? Collapse in Municipal Governance Is to Blame http://thewire.in/63383/water-logged-cities-municipal-failure/

Help for flood victims trying to insure their homes http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/14721048.New_scheme_offers_hope_to_past_flood_victims_thinking_about_their_future/?ref=twtrec

World Population Growth Is Speeding Up, Not Slowing Down; No Peak in Sight and Consequences Will Be Catastrophic http://peakoil.com/enviroment/world-population-growth-is-speeding-up-not-slowing-down-no-peak-in-sight-and-consequences-will-be-catastrophic

Can we get better at predicting earthquakes? https://theconversation.com/can-we-get-better-at-predicting-earthquakes-64408

‘Higher than normal risk’: This map shows the hot spots of the upcoming Australian bushfire season http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/higher-than-normal-risk-this-map-shows-the-hot-spots-of-the-upcoming-australian-bushfire-season/news-story/ef20d25d9070ca80b4b831347936896f

Extinction alert: saving the world from a deadly asteroid impact https://theconversation.com/extinction-alert-saving-the-world-from-a-deadly-asteroid-impact-63936

What is ‘social resilience’? Perspectives of disaster researchers, emergency management practitioners, and policymakers in New Zealand http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916302096

As disaster losses mount, Sri Lanka develops tool to track them http://in.reuters.com/article/srilanka-disaster-monitoring-idINKCN1150MY

UK National Flood Resilience Review https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/551137/national-flood-resilience-review.pdf

What’s Special About the Zika Virus in Singapore?  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/what-s-special-about-the-zika-virus-in-singapore/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_HLTH_BLOG

4th International Sustainable Development Conference Coming up http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2016/09/08/4th-international-sustainable-development-conference-coming-up/

Some SC lawmakers say Hermine showed dam rules not needed http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/8/some-sc-lawmakers-say-hermine-showed-dam-rules-not/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Thrive or fail: Examining forest resilience in the face of fires http://phys.org/news/2016-09-forest-resilience.html

Tsunami simulator recreates devastating waves for first time in a lab https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/07/tsunami-simulator-recreates-devastating-waves-for-first-time-in-a-lab?CMP=share_btn_tw

Why Crowded Events Become Targets http://lionsgateriskmanagementgroup.tumblr.com/post/145970619665/from-the-rio-olympics-to-the-orlando-nightclub

NZ’s Ruapehu volcano heating up fast https://www.wired.com/2016/09/new-zealands-ruapehu-volcano-heating-fast/

Council leaders press Theresa May over delayed flood defence review https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/30/council-leaders-press-theresa-may-over-delayed-flood-defence-review

Emergency management

Jersey Shore merchants ‘paying the price’ for Hermine forecast http://www.nj.com/cape-may-county/index.ssf/2016/09/jersey_shore_businesses.html

Why Hermine Has Caused Extreme Forecast Headaches https://www.wunderground.com/news/tropical-hermine-gulf-atlantic-forecast-challenges?__prclt=POr8QrnQ

We Haven’t Seen Many Storms Like Hermine http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/we-havent-seen-many-storms-like-hermine/

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Sep 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Dukono, Nevado del Ruiz https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/58931/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Sep-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Dukono-Nevado-del-Ruiz.html

A week after the Italian earthquake http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2016/08/world/italy-earthquake-aftermath-future/?sr=twcnni083116italy-earthquake-aftermath-future1130AMStoryLink&linkId=28241791

Monsoon Flooding In India Reached ‘Unprecedented Levels’ This Year, Officials Say https://weather.com/news/news/flooding-india-ganges

Influence the debate on global disaster relief and resilience http://www.eco-business.com/press-releases/influence-the-debate-on-global-disaster-relief-and-resilience/

24 countries taking part in tsunami drill http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50128

Louisiana Flood Damage at Least $8.7 Billion, Governor Says http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/louisiana-flood-damage-87-billion-governor-41845120

Post event review capability (PERC) report on the October 2015 floods in South Carolina https://www.zurichna.com/en/knowledge/articles/2016/09/post-event-review-capability-perc-report-on-the-october-2015-floods-in-south-carolina

Using Swimming Robots to Warn Villages of Himalayan Tsunamis https://irevolutions.org/2016/09/08/himalayan-tsunami/

New Jersey Unveils Text-to-911 Capabilities http://www.emergencymgmt.com/next-gen-911/New-Jersey-Text-To-911.html?utm_content=bufferbdd4d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The official report into the Samarco Tailings Dam failure in Brazil http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/08/30/samarco-tailings-dam-failure-report/

How One Organisation Worked Round the Clock to Rescue Flood Affected Animals in Kaziranga http://www.thebetterindia.com/67489/recuse-flood-affected-animals-kaziranga-national-park/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Latest UNISDR publications http://www.unisdr.org/we/inform/publications

Failure to Prepare Spells Out Trouble for Business Owners http://adjustersinternational.com/failure-to-prepare/

Hype, Bust Or Effective? Messaging Hermine In A Post-Hurricane Sandy Era http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/09/06/messaging-hermine-did-we-learn-from-hurricane-sandy/

Ringing in Climate Change Education http://nmindepth.com/2016/09/07/ringing-in-climate-change-education/

Tsunami aware tourism in the Seychelles http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50147

Get Ready Weekend 2016 http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/get-ready2016

Social media and emergency management

Facebook strategies can assist with ensuring that disaster-affected populations receive timely, consistent, and accurate information http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fcomm.2016.00004/full

Seniors are the group most likely to say they never go online http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/09/07/some-americans-dont-use-the-internet-who-are-they/

Psychology and disasters

Can We Learn How to Forget? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-we-learn-how-to-forget/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_MB_FEAT

Today in disaster resilience (2 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Two major hurricanes are vying to become the first to strike Big Island of Hawaii http://mashable.com/2016/08/29/two-hurricanes-head-toward-hawaii/#WGRuc8c02sqd

The United States Is Facing Four Simultaneous Tropical Threats https://psmag.com/the-united-states-is-facing-four-simultaneous-tropical-threats-5cfe1ea51d06#.jbgl42m7c

Bihar floods: Death toll climbs to 165, over 37 lakh people affected http://www.firstpost.com/india/bihar-floods-death-toll-climbs-to-165-over-37-lakh-people-affected-2983862.html

Pioneer Fire in Idaho is one of 5 fires in US with over 1,000 firefighters assigned http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/08/31/pioneer-fire-in-idaho-is-one-of-5-fires-in-us-with-over-1000-firefighters-assigned/

Japan – 11 Dead After Typhoon Lionrock Causes Floods and Landslides http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/08/31/national/least-10-dead-japan-typhoon-lionrock-flooded-nursing-home-caused-damage/

Honduras – 1 Dead, 100s of Homes Damaged After Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/america/honduras-floods-tegucigalpa-comayaguela-august-2016

Here’s What to Expect From Hurricane Hermine https://psmag.com/heres-what-to-expect-from-hurricane-hermine-f03dffd393c6#.4d1os0c7u

New Zealand evacuates some coastal areas due to tsunami fears after quake http://news.trust.org/item/20160901181656-6i7vz/

Sudan Floods – Over 200,000 Now Affected, 98 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-200000-now-affected-98-dead

Disaster risk reduction

As Italy rebuilds, earthquake experts across the globe believe the worst is yet to come http://www.inquisitr.com/3460156/italy-earthquake-country-mourns-while-experts-claim-many-parts-of-the-world-are-overdue-for-large-earthquakes/

‘Infrastructure can drive up disaster vulnerability’ says UN climate expert http://www.dw.com/en/infrastructure-can-drive-up-disaster-vulnerability-says-un-climate-expert/a-19497058

World Risk Index: The Human Factor in Natural Disasters http://www.spiegel.de/international/tomorrow/world-risk-report-on-vulnerability-to-natural-catastrophe-a-1109437.html

2016 World Risk Report http://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:5763/WorldRiskReport2016_small.pdf

How A ‘Weather Bomb’ Measured In Japan Helps Uncover Earth’s Secrets http://www.techtimes.com/articles/175330/20160828/how-a-weather-bomb-measured-in-japan-helps-uncover-earths-secrets.htm

Disasters & Development : The Italian disaster: stereotyped narratives and missing social science http://danddresearch.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/the-italian-disaster-stereotyped.html

Proposed fee to combat Tampa street flooding heads for key vote http://www.tbo.com/news/politics/proposed-fee-to-combat-tampa-street-flooding-heads-for-key-vote-20160826/

Residents fight required flood insurance http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/residents-fight-required-flood-insurance/308371531

Unplanned urbanisation increases risks of urban disasters: Experts http://en.prothom-alo.com/environment/news/118597/Unplanned-urbanisation-increases-risks-of-urban

GeoNet has changed New Zealand earthquake science ‘dramatically’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/83485727/geonet-has-changed-new-zealand-earthquake-science-dramatically

News from the Nevada Geodetic Laboratory http://geodesy.unr.edu/

Tectonics and crustal evolution http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/26/9/article/i1052-5173-26-9-4.htm

Acceleration of regional plate subduction beneath Kanto Japan, after the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL070298/abstract

Thousands of Homes Keep Flooding, Yet They Keep Being Rebuilt Again http://e360.yale.edu/digest/thousands_of_us_homes_keep_flooding_and_being_rebuilt_fema_insurance_louisiana/4792/

Flood risk assessment – Practices in flood prone Swedish municipalities http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300863

Innovative land use planning for natural hazard risk reduction: A consequence-driven approach from New Zealand http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091630070X

Factors controlling the spatial distribution of flash flooding in the complex environment of a metropolitan urban area. The case of Athens 2013 flash flood event http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301431

Disasters as opportunities for social change: Using the multi-level perspective to consider the barriers to disaster-related transitions http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300164

Yorkshire flooding fears as crucial report is delayed http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/yorkshire-flooding-fears-as-crucial-report-is-delayed-1-8094629

Fleeing into risk: the Baton Rouge Deluge was not an act of God http://lacoastpost.com/blog/?p=50901

High resolution flood data from RMS an opportunity for risk capital http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2016/08/22/high-resolution-flood-data-from-rms-an-opportunity-for-risk-capital/

The World Is Completely Urbanized http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hung-vo/the-world-is-completely_b_11786892.html

Economic impact of a major earthquake in Canada http://assets.ibc.ca/Documents/Studies/EQ_brochure_EN-at-a-glance.pdf

Italy commits to long-term earthquake preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50086

Places with high wildfire potential have, on average, lower social vulnerability than other places http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/WF15109

Florida’s potential losses from a big hurricane is a mind-blowing $200 billion https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/09/01/floridas-potential-losses-from-a-big-hurricane-is-a-mind-blowing-200-billion/?utm_term=.736112a9a3e5

Five Years After Hurricane Irene, Vermont Still Striving for Resilience https://insideclimatenews.org/news/31082016/five-years-after-hurricane-irene-2011-effects-flooding-vermont-damage-resilience-climate-change

FEMA Administered Flood Insurance, Is it a Success? http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/fema-administered-flood-insurance-is-it-a-success.html

Vulnerability as Concept, Model, Metric, and Tool http://naturalhazardscience.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.001.0001/acrefore-9780199389407-e-25

Glasgow’s Resilience Strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/page/-/100rc/pdfs/Glasgow%20Strategy%20PDF.pdf

Emergency management

EU’s Sentinel satellites dissect Italian quake http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37210085

Australia’s biggest ever disaster training event hits Sydney’s Barangaroo http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-28/australias-biggest-ever-disaster-training-event-hits-sydney/7792154

Cameroon Lake Nyos Disaster Survivors Feel Abandoned http://www.voanews.com/a/survivors-1986-lake-nyos-disaster-cameroon/3474673.html

MapSwipe app enables digital volunteers to use smartphone technology to gather more information for aid in a natural disaster https://www.geolounge.com/swipe-satellite-data-help-map-vulnerable-populations/

National tsunami exercise starts this week https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/national-tsunami-exercise-starts-week

In Louisiana, the Political Mess May Outlast the Flood http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/08/louisiana-flooding-baton-rouge-poiltics-214193

NFPA 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs Handbook, 2016 Edition http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards?mode=code&code=1600

Disaster management, crowdsourced R&D and probabilistic innovation theory: Toward real time disaster response capability http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420915300698

The return to Fort McMurray: residents rebuild lives in city scarred by wildfire https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/30/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-rebuilding-aftermath?CMP=share_btn_tw

Hindcasts of Integrated Kinetic Energy in Atlantic Tropical Cyclones: A Neural Network Prediction Scheme http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/MWR-D-16-0030.1

During the Louisiana floods, crowdsourcing has been combined with official data to resolve a large-scale emergency situation https://gcn.com/articles/2016/08/29/crowdsourcing-louisiana-flood-response.aspx

Indonesia: Turning to unity for rebuilding communities after natural disasters http://blogs.worldbank.org/eastasiapacific/indonesia-turning-unity-rebuilding-communities-after-natural-disasters

11 years after Katrina, FEMA has learned from its failures http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/08/11_years_after_katrina_fema_ha.html

Health Care Access and Utilization after the 2010 Pakistan Floods http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=10491893&fileId=S1049023X16000716

Lost time in Amatrice http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/lost-time-in-amatrice-the-past-and-present-of-italys-earthquakes

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Mobility Disabilities http://www.brainline.org/content/2009/06/disaster-readiness-tips-for-people-with-mobility-disabilities_pageall.html

Understanding and unlocking transformative learning as a method for enabling behaviour change for adaptation and resilience to disaster threats http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300681

Disaster communication ecology and community resilience perceptions following the 2013 central Illinois tornadoes http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300267

Deadly Italian quake highlights continuing struggle to communicate risk http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/italys-earthquake-trial-casts-long-shadow-over-risk-communication

How much of the US is susceptible to sinkholes? https://www.usgs.gov/news/hazard-guess-riskiest-science-quiz-you-will-ever-take-3

Community education critical in building coastal disaster resilience https://eos.org/opinions/collaboration-to-enhance-coastal-resilience

National Preparedness Month http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/npm/index.htm?platform=hootsuite

Antarctic computer game aims to further research understanding https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/antarctic-computer-game-aims-further-research-understanding

FEMA Honors Achievements in Community Preparedness http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2016/08/24/fema-honors-achievements-community-preparedness

Rarangi residents take charge with tsunami evacuation plan in Marlborough http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/83793116/Rarangi-residents-take-charge-with-tsunami-evacuation-plan-in-Marlborough

The Great Fire of London: Tomorrow marks 350 years since the devastating blaze http://www.express.co.uk/news/history/706013/Great-Fire-of-London-Tomorrow-marks-350-years-devastating-blaze

How are WE Doing? A Public Engagement Evaluation Platform http://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/davenport-institute/evaluating-engagement/

Social media and emergency management

Facebook data suggests people from higher social class have fewer international friends https://www.psypost.org/2015/09/facebook-data-suggests-people-from-higher-social-class-have-fewer-international-friends-37475

Using psychological triggers to write on social media http://blog.heyo.com/use-psychological-triggers-writing-social-media/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=google_plus&utm_source=socialnetwork

Book Review: Social Media for Academics http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/18803?utm_content=buffer262d9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Google knows all https://www.ft.com/content/50bb4830-6a4c-11e6-ae5b-a7cc5dd5a28c?siteedition=intl

Snapchat should not be discounted in political debate and emergencies http://www.socialmediatoday.com/special-columns/social-advocacy-and-politics-snapshot-across-bow

National Hurricane Center on Twitter http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/twitter.php

Don’t count on technology to save you in a disaster – researchers http://in.reuters.com/article/disaster-risks-infrastructure-technology-idINKCN1100S8

What 1 USAR team learned from using social media in La. Flooding http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/121173018-What-1-USAR-team-learned-from-using-social-media-in-La-flooding/

Social media may work for recovery, but not yet for emergency response https://gcn.com/articles/2016/08/25/social-media-911.aspx

Psychology and disasters

Resilient communities? Experiences of risk and resilience in a time of austerity http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301169

What is ‘social resilience’? Perspectives of disaster researchers, emergency management practitioners, and policymakers in New Zealand http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916302096

Universal or context-specific social vulnerability drivers – understanding flood preparedness in southern Poland http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301182

Older adults’ disaster lifecycle experience of the 2011 and 2013 Queensland floods http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091630111X

Modeling decision and game theory based pedestrian velocity vector decisions with interacting individuals https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299646150_Modeling_decision_and_game_theory_based_pedestrian_velocity_vector_decisions_with_interacting_individuals?homeFeedVariantCode=d_EU

High school students’ perceptions of earthquake disaster: A comparative study of Lebanon and Turkey http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300358

Video-based analysis of school students’ emergency evacuation behavior in earthquakes http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300371

Communities need to prepare emotionally before bushfire to enable good decision-making: expert http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-31/communities-need-to-prepare-emotionally-before-bushfire/7802230

Emergency Dispatchers Share Emotional Tales From The Trenches Using #IAm911 http://www.scarymommy.com/911-dispatchers-share-work-stories-iam911/

Vicarious Trauma: How Much More Can We Take? http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2016/08/30/vicarious-trauma-how-much-more-can-we-take/

Social capital and disasters

Social capital and efficiency of earthquake waste management in Japan http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420915301072

“We are more scared of the power elites than the floods”: Adaptive capacity and resilience of wetland community to flash flood disasters in Bangladesh http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301145

Social capital for disaster risk reduction and management with empirical evidences from Sundarbans of India http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301777

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

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