Today in disaster resilience (13 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Storm Eta pounds Cuba with torrential rain on track to Florida

Hurricane Eta: dozens killed by landslides in Central America

Zimbabwe – Deadly Storms and Floods in Manicaland

Mexico – Deadly Floods in South After Heavy Rain From Hurricane Eta

Uganda – Hundreds Hit by Floods in West

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Cases Top 10 Million

Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise has declared a local state of emergency in Napier due to the widespread flooding

Congo Brazzaville – Over 80 Villages Flooded in Likouala Department

Indonesia – Floods Damage Hundreds of Homes in Aceh

Tropical Storm Eta flooded South Florida overnight, and the rain isn’t stopping

Severe flooding affects more than 83 000 people in the Republic of Congo

Massive floods sweep through eastern Libya

Tropical Storm “Vamco” (Ulysses) to rapidly intensify before striking Philippines

New Zealand – Record Rainfall Causes Flooding in Napier

UK becomes 5th country to exceed 50,000 coronavirus deaths

Greece – Dozens Rescued After Flash Floods in Crete

Typhoon Vamco Leaves Parts of Manila Underwater

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Nov 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay

Somalia – Over 13,000 Displaced by Floods

Jamaica – Over 280 Roads Damaged by Floods From Tropical Storms Eta and Zeta

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia warned it could be isolated over climate inaction after Joe Biden victory

California’s Mega Fires Have Arrived 30 Years Early

A Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Greater Melbourne

Covid recovery plans threaten global climate hopes

Advancing Knowledge of ENSO in a Changing Climate

Risk to life warning over lack of action to make Scotland’s infrastructure safe from climate change

Australia will benefit from shift to zero emissions, with no gas required

NSW renewables plan marks a major new moment for climate action in Australia

Latin America and the Caribbean: Policy approaches to climate migration

A review of the sustainable development goals through a climate lens

Epidemic Thunderstorm asthma warning: expected to become more frequent and severe due to climate change

Declining Snow Cover in U.S. Northeast Will Have Major Impacts on Rivers, Study Finds

Climate change: Hurricanes get stronger on land as world warms

Climate change blamed for fall’s super floods in South Florida

Seeing Clouds Clearly: Are They Cooling Us Down or Heating Us Up?

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline

In India, urban planners anticipate climate change

Record cold and snow engulf California and Nevada, U.S.

Cape Town’s climate strategy isn’t perfect, but every African city should have one

Almost half of thermal coal firms set to defy climate pledge – report

Rising levels of carbon dioxide increasing extreme weather events in Australia, report finds

Australia State of the Climate 2020 Report

Climate change is already here: major scientific report

Pacific Islands: New UNEP programme to support climate resilience through early warning systems

Disaster risk reduction

Smaller earthquakes “with ambition” produce the most ground shaking

Natural disasters cost Central Asia $10 billion a year – Are we doing enough to prevent them?

Half of UK businesses ‘have not prepared for climate risks’, survey finds

How do road characteristics influence flood fatalities?

Integrated Risk Management explained

What are the major sources of earthquakes in Central America?

Cameroon: Flood management via the rehabilitation of dykes and dams

We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 – here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes

COVID-19 sewage testing helping guide coronavirus testing as Australia tries to stop the spread

GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics, Volume 2

Jamaica: the drivers of flooding – pollution and land selection

Emergency management

Methodology and Application of Spatial Vulnerability Assessment for Evacuation Shelters in Disaster Planning

Australia: Frequent extreme bushfires as a new reality. Learning how to live with smoke-filled air

Guatemala Mayan villagers tell of harrowing escape from deadly landslide

Odds and evens: a strategy for safely exiting lockdown 2

Steps forward for the Australian Fire Danger Rating System

Proceeds from sale of new Royal Australian Mint coin to be given to Australia’s firefighters

October edition of the Australian Journal for Emergency Management

Flood Emergency Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook webinar

Collaboration leads to new toolkit for emergency volunteer leaders

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Examination of how social media can inform the management of volunteers during a flood disaster

Interactive experience lets app users see weather warnings and analyze their effects on different areas of the map

Be Flood Ready

Citizen Seismology

Using Social Media to Build Community Disaster Resilience

Psychology and disasters

Depressive Symptoms in the Aftermath of Major Disaster: Empirical Test of the Social Support Deterioration Model Using Natural Experiment

Ron Howard Depicts Life After the Camp Fire

Community views on wildfire risk and preparedness in the wildland urban interface

How Much Do Americans Value Their Health During the Pandemic?

Community views on wildfire risk and preparedness in the wildland urban interface

Workplace resilience: leaders by influence and what this means

Preparing for the first summer after bushfire

Hurricane’s impact still felt in Texas town

Sociology and disasters

How the climate emergency exacerbates homelessness

Seawalls or Social Recovery? The role of policy networks and design in disaster recovery

Humanitarian data justice: A structural data justice lens on civic technologies in post-earthquake Nepal

Study shows disadvantaged communities may get overlooked for climate adaptation funding

Retrospection, fairness, and economic shocks: how do voters judge policy responses to natural disasters?

Prioritising social equity in disaster recovery and resilience

Bonding, bridging, and linking social capital and social media use: How hyperlocal social media platforms serve as a conduit to access and activate bridging and linking ties in a time of crisis

New solutions to manage uncertain times: how to prevent the collapse of the social fabric and recover together from COVID-19 Shielding the vulnerable using a risk calculator – here’s why it won’t be enough

Today in disaster resilience (6 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

‘This season is off the charts’: Colorado fights the worst wildfires in its recent history

Boris Johnson Sets New Lockdown for England to Slow Coronavirus

Typhoon Goni: Philippines orders evacuations ahead of 2020’s strongest storm

El Salvador – Over 40 Dead or Missing After Landslide in San Salvador Department

Indonesia – 1 Dead, Hundreds Displaced After More Floods in Central and West Java

Turkey earthquake death toll rises as search for survivors under the rubble continues

South-east Queensland mops up after giant hail smashes homes, leaves thousands without power

In the US several surveillance indicators of COVID-19 related activity are showing increases in SARS-CoV-2 virus circulation and associated illnesses

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season keeps raging with Hurricane Eta

Greece and Turkey – Earthquake Triggers Coastal Flooding

Philippines – Thousands Evacuate Path of Powerful Typhoon ‘Goni’

UK – Flood Rescues in Northern England After Rivers Overflow

Eta lashes Nicaragua with rains, deadly mudslides

Colombia – Thousands of Homes Flooded in Magdalena Department

Uganda – Deadly Floods in Kasese

Nicaragua and Honduras – Rain From Hurricane Eta Causes Flooding

New U.S. Daily Coronavirus Cases Top 100,000 for the First Time

Chad – Floods Hit N’Djamena Again

Brazil – Flash Floods in Pernambuco After Torrential Rain

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Nov 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Semeru, Ibu, Reventador, Sangay

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

In 50 years of firefighting I had never seen fires like I did last summer. Australia must take climate change seriously

New Zealand’s groundbreaking climate policy may soon be the new normal

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline

On climate change, we’re entirely out of margin

Lack of climate action over 50 years will cost Australian economy $3.4tn and 880,000 jobs – report

Building cities with wood would store half of cement industry’s current carbon emissions

Net-zero emissions by 2050: leadership or climate colonialism?

Global Emissions Likely Peaked in 2019, Report Finds

Driving Climate Change from the Top in the Dominican Republic

Climate model shows Saharan heat in much of West Africa within a century

Expect more mega-droughts

Australia, the climate can’t wait for the next federal election. It’s time to take control

Scott Morrison pressured by Britain, France and Italy to announce ‘bold’ climate action

‘Crossroads of the climate crisis’: swing state Arizona grapples with deadly heat

Climate change: how China can achieve its pledge of zero emissions

Global Climate Agreements: Successes and Failures

Cities must reconnect with natural foundations to face climate, health and biodiversity crises

Mapped: How climate change disproportionately affects women’s health

Renewables cut Australia’s emissions more than Covid, energy analysis finds

Why Mispricing the Risks of Sea Level Rise Could Prove Costly

US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change

Data on Past Climates Key to Predicting Future, Scientists Say

Disaster risk reduction

Planning for Everyone: Closing Gaps in Hazard Mitigation Planning

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements Report

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

Victims and frontline workers say bushfire findings don’t go far enough

Cities reboot: Urban life in the age of COVID-19

Exposure model for European seismic risk assessment

Latest edition of ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter

Aerial strategies advance volcanic gas measurements at inaccessible, strongly degassing volcanoes

Rising Wildfire Losses Return Insurers to Their Roots

Two different pandemics – EU vs US

‘Flood busting’ leaky dams installed on Crompton Moor in Oldham

ASFPM Recognizes Excellence in Floodplain Management with 2020 ASFPM Awards

How wetlands can protect China’s coastal communities

Destroyed buildings in İzmir not earthquake resistant, reports show

Deforestation, construction to blame for central Vietnam landslides

Survey on the themes for the Global Platform 2022

Bouncing back or bouncing forward? The overlooked role of taxonomies for climate action and pandemic recovery

What historical insured catastrophe losses really mean

South Yorkshire flood review calls for better insurance support

Why insurance matters: insights from research post-disaster

Resilient houses saved assets and lives during the historic flood in Quang Binh province

Identifying communities at risk for impacts of extreme heat

Emergency management

PET PODs: Including Pets in Your Community Evacuation Shelter Plan

Preparing the Whole Community: Including Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Disaster Planning

Bangladeshi floating hospital treats flood-ravaged community

Civil unrest response for fire and emergency services

Pandemic recovery in urban settings: planning for the unplanned

Smoke cloud from Australian summer’s bushfires three-times larger than anything previously recorded

What happens after the rain? How flooding is managed

South Sudan: Devastating floods doom health facilities

Disaster education, communications and engagement

#NoNaturalDisasters in the workplace: Improving how we talk about disasters at work

Special Issue on School Safety in the Context of Disaster Risk Reduction

The Australian Weather Calendar is back for 2021

Action-led alerts effective at pointy end of natural disasters: fire, floods

Flood risk communication: a fundamental tool for disaster risk management

Messy maps: Qualitative GIS representations of resilience

World Tsunami Awareness Day 5 November

How new modes of storytelling engage Australians in disaster preparedness and long-term resilience

Communication-related vulnerability to disasters: A heuristic framework

Psychology and disasters

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Parental Stress and Young Children’s Development During Physical Distancing

Mental Health Interventions in Shelters: Lessons from Hurricane Harvey

Individual and community behavioral responses to natural disasters

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19 and poverty

Community Resilience in Neighbourhood Level: Study of Organically Developed Neighborhood in Dhaka

Bonding, bridging, and linking social capital and social media use: How hyperlocal social media platforms serve as a conduit to access and activate bridging and linking ties in a time of crisis

Bringing disaster preparedness into resilience politics

How social capital can help deal with the pandemic better

Collective Action Problem Characteristics and Partner Uncertainty as Drivers of Social Tie Formation in Collaborative Networks

Today in disaster resilience (30 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Nearly 9,000 flee homes in Philippines as Molave intensifies into typhoon

Covid: Spain imposes national night-time curfew to curb infections

Flash flood hits Tumbarumba in NSW, forcing evacuation of home and caravan park

Australia – Storms Trigger Floods in New South Wales

Indonesia – Floods Damage 1,500 Homes in West Java

Jamaica – Heavy Rain Causes Deadly Landslides and Floods

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass Summer Peak And Are Climbing Higher Fast

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

Winds Are Expected to Diminish, Aiding in Fight Against Silverado Fire

Philippines – Tropical Cyclone Molave Leaves 16 Dead or Missing

Suspected Terrorist Knife Attack in Nice, France, Leaves Three Dead

Millions affected as devastating typhoon strikes Viet Nam

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Oct 2020: Pacaya volcano, Karymsky, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador

Vietnam – Dozens Missing After Rain From Typhoon Molave Triggers Landslides

Indonesia – Rain Triggers Deadly Floods and Landslides in Pangandaran, West Java

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate core: Towards a common climate change curriculum in the built environment

Lesotho: African Risk Capacity and Government of Lesotho partner to strengthen management of climate disaster risk

Government aims to make Germany climate resilient as average temperature rises

Co-designing climate services to integrate traditional ecological knowledge: a case study from Bali

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

It’s been a thousand years since Colorado has burned like this

Japan set to announce 2050 net zero emissions target – report

As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing “multi-level emergency” mount

Is The Risk Of Sea Level Rise Affecting Florida Home Prices? A New Study Says Yes

Back to the future of climate

Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050

80 per cent of Australians think they are already experiencing problems caused by climate change

‘Sleeping giant’ Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find

Swiss seniors sue government over climate change at European court

Beaches can survive sea-level rises if they have space to move

Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has accelerated significantly over the past two decades, transforming the shape of the ice sheet edge

ABC flagship current affair programs didn’t cover climate change adequately, report finds

Global death rate from rising temperatures projected to surpass the current death rate of all infectious diseases combined

Global Emissions Likely Peaked in 2019, Report Finds

New polling shows 79% of Aussies care about climate change. So why doesn’t the government listen?

Robotic vessel launched at Beachport to map coastal erosion, better understand effects of climate change

Deluged by floods, America’s ‘oldest city’ struggles to save landmarks from climate crisis

Bushfire survivors want more water bombers, climate change action

NSW environment minister urges end to ‘pointless, backward-looking arguments’ about climate action

State of the climate: 2020 on course to be warmest year on record

Joe Biden calls climate change the ‘number one issue facing humanity

Eliminating CO2 Emissions from Industry and Transport in Line with 1.5°C Climate Goal

Disaster risk reduction

Ten UN agencies joined the 15th Global Forum on Human Settlements — for promoting post-pandemic recovery and transformation towards resilient cities and healthy planet

Resilient shores: Risks and opportunities for Vietnam’s coastal development

China to provide the Mekong River Commission with year-round water data

Himalayas poised for a series of big earthquakes, says study

Italy approves a contribution of EUR 3 million to support the establishment of a multi-hazard early warning system in Africa

Australia supporting Fiji with flood alleviation project

Achieve next-level insight into global rainfall – flood patterns

Drought management norms: Is the Middle East and North Africa region managing risks or crises?

Wildfires can cause dangerous debris flows

Monthly streamflow prediction using a hybrid stochastic-deterministic approach for parsimonious non-linear time series modelling

Property flood resilience

Probability of Occurrence and Displacement Regression of Distributed Surface Rupturing for Reverse Earthquakes

Ridgecrest quake shook tall LA buildings up to 4 times more than expected

The end of the drought in western New South Wales has transformed a little-known wetland into an oasis for Australia’s wildlife

Drivers of Change in National Disaster Governance under the Hyogo Framework for Action

Airplane COVID-19 risk ‘very low’ with masks, other actions, report finds

Why disastrous floods are taking place in Karachi and what is needed for this to change

Emergency management

Twin storms drive Southeast Asia floods as a third approaches

Eastern Africa Floods: Humanitarian Snapshot (October 2020)

Pandemic to Prosperity: Chronicling the Path from Response to Recovery

Global Emergency Services Action

Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke

Who is responsible for the West’s wildfires?

Experts To Western States: Time To Finally Fight Wildfires With More Fire

Mississippi after Katrina: Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction on the Gulf Coast

Disaster education, communications and engagement

This startup wants to help you prepare for America’s next disaster

Here’s what you need to know about La Niña 2020/21

Resilience Card Game

School resources – Big Weather (and how to survive it)!/topic/3710253/big-weather-and-how-to-survive-it

Citizen Scientists Make History In The Quest To Cure Coronavirus

The Role of Social Media in Disaster Recovery Following Hurricane Harvey

A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air

Rockd Mobile App Demo

Psychology and disasters

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

Covid-19: Suicidal thoughts increased in young adults during lockdown, UK study finds

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19: how lockdowns affected health access in African and Asian slums

Four myths about gender and disaster risk reduction

Population dynamics and natural hazard risk management: conceptual and practical linkages for the case of Austrian policy making

Making Rotterdam’s First Resilient Neighborhood through Social Cohesion

Coronavirus pandemic deepens Japan’s demographic crisis

Individual and community behavioral responses to natural disasters

Bolivia’s forest people burned by ‘perfect recipe’ for wildfire disasters

Why African cities should have engaged non-state actors in the fight against COVD-19

Today in disaster resilience (23 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Hyderabad rains trigger flash floods in Baba Nagar area, rescue teams at spot

Slovakia – Floods Cause Fatality and Prompt Evacuations

Togo – Thousands Affected by Oti River Floods in North

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

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

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

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

Flood death toll in Cambodia rises to 25

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

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

Thailand – Thousands Affected by Floods

Cambodia – Floods Affect Over 240,000 in 19 Provinces

Kenya – Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in West Pokot

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

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

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

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

Philippines – Tropical Storm “Saudel” Prompts Evacuations

Portugal – Rain From Storm Barbara Triggers Flash Floods

Ireland – Tidal Floods Hit County Cork

Greece – Flood Rescues in Crete

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

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

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

Mozambique – Storms and Floods Leave 22 Dead, Thousands Affected

Kenya – Lake Floods Displace Thousands, Damage Livelihoods

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

Our atmosphere and climate 2020 is the latest in a series of environmental reports produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ

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

Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists

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

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

For many climate change finally hits home

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

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

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

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

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

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

California megafires rise exponentially as global heating takes the gloves off

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

Modeling the cascading infrastructure impacts of climate change

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

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

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

Climate impact induced crisis in Europe: An exploration of scenarios

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

Alarm as Arctic sea ice not yet freezing at latest date on record

Disaster risk reduction

Forecast-based financing in southern Africa – the future of Disaster Risk Reduction for the humanitarian sector

Governance at the heart of transformative disaster risk reduction

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

Case Study: Non-structural mitigation in Turkey

The flood resilience measurement for communities: Sources of resilience overview

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

How probable is widespread flooding in the United States?

Landslide risk in India

MP supports call for comprehensive flood action plan

Flood risk and public health: An unlikely partnership in the fight against COVID-19

The CDRI Fellowship Programme supports research focused on urban, rural or regional contexts, whether it is focused on resilience of existing infrastructure or new infrastructure

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

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

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

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

Dredging rivers not the answer to flooding in Clare say Council

Insuring public buildings, contents, vehicles, and equipment against disasters: Current practices of state and local government and options for closing the insurance gap

Inundation monitoring service in the Philippines

Why invest in resilience?

Inspiring individuals who reduce disaster risk

Scientists improve model of landslide-induced tsunami

NASA researchers help analyze a historically powerful, costly storm

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

How to enhance resilience of populations at local and national level

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

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

World on fire 2020: Experts explain the global wildfire crisis

Emergency management

Contingency Planning Guide

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

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

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

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

Coronavirus Victoria: Melbourne makes world history crushing second wave

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

Resources for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

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

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

Communicating with maps

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

Psychology and disasters

Pandemic fatigue – Reinvigorating the public to prevent COVID-19

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

Sociology and disasters

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

Protection for the rich, retreat for the poor

Vulnerability to poverty following extreme weather events in Malawi

How flooding impacts poverty in Zimbabwe

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (16 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

After two days of heavy rain, parts of Port Fairy and Warrnambool have flooded

Five In Vietnam And Two In Cambodia Die In Floods

Storm-ravaged southwestern Louisiana takes stock of damage after Delta

Cambodia – Widespread Flooding Leaves 10 Dead

Ghana – Flash Floods Cause Traffic Chaos in Accra

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

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

Vietnam – Floods Worsens as Tropical Storm Linfa Makes Landfall

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

Uganda – Lake Floods Continue to Cause Hardship for Communities

Mideast wildfires kill 3, force thousands to flee homes

Indonesia – Heavy Rain Triggers Floods and Landslides in 8 Provinces

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

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

Philippines – 3 Die in Flash Floods in Cebu City

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

Bangladesh urges countries to ramp up climate ambition by 2020 deadline

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

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

Extreme weather events have increased dramatically in the past 20 years

The Ocean-Land Connection of Droughts

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

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

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

The Arctic is burning in a whole new way

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

Top asset owners commit to big carbon emissions cuts

Australia must prepare now for climate-related disasters or pay more later, insurance regulator says

Climate change undermines the safety of buildings and infrastructure in Europe

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

Better governance is a key to reducing flood risks

Disaster risk reduction at our fingertips

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

A push to prevent the next pandemic

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

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

Rethinking resilience to wildfire

Learning to live with blazes in the drying South

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

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

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

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

Public warning systems

Why loss and damage must feature strongly in NDCs

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

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

MOOC: Geospatial applications for disaster risk management

Planning for everyone: closing gaps in hazard mitigation planning

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

Better risk management should guide our action to build back better

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

Comparing Corona virus responses in Florida and Australia: For the best results, follow the science

2020 Atlantic hurricane season on pace to become the most active ever

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

France declares state of emergency due to Covid-19

Epidemic preparedness and response

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Women’s Resilience to Disasters Knowledge Hub

How is social media shaping disaster governance?

Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills

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

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

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction booklet

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

My Fire Plan

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

inSIGHT: a participatory game for enhancing disaster risk governance

Information for the people

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

Public opinion on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

23% of users in U.S. say social media led them to change views on an issue; some cite Black Lives Matter

Psychology and disasters

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

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

The human cost of disasters: an overview of the last 20 years (2000-2019)

Today in disaster resilience (9 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Mexico – Thousands Affected by Floods After Heavy Rain From Tropical Storm Gamma

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

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

Hurricane Delta Prompts Evacuations in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

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

Hundreds Evacuated As French Villages Dig Out From Flooding

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

Philippines – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Cebu Province

Flooding hits six million people in East Africa

Malaysia – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Sabah

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Giving vulnerable Bangladeshis the resources to cope with climate change

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

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

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

Climate change and migration in Bangladesh: gender perspective

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

Flooded Asia: Why climate change hits region the hardest

Climate change responsible for record sea temperature levels, says study

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

Natural catastrophe resilience remains low as climate risks increase

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

‘Thrilled’: Next generation climate modelling gets budget kickstart

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

Climate-menaced nations say survival depends on stronger 2020 action

Is climate change reversible?

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

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

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

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

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

Warming makes Delta, other storms power up faster

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

Using drones to better predict urban flooding

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

Mapping bushfire hazard and impacts – Final report

Latest edition of Floodplain Manager newsletter

A Decade on: Canterbury Aftershocks

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

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

2020: The Year of the Converging Crises

Earthquake forecasting clues unearthed in strange precariously balanced rocks

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

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

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

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

Mose flood barrier finally holds the waters back for fragile Venice

Researchers aim to improve coastal storm surge forecasting

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

Seismic data yields deeper quake knowledge

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

Faraway Magma Reservoirs Complicate Volcano Monitoring

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

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

Property Flood Resilience Update

Emergency management

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

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

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

Understanding the Australian Fire Danger Rating System Program

Aerial firefighting webinar series

Current issue of Fire Australia

ANU launches centre for early fire detection and suppression

Improving Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons From COVID-19

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different?

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

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

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

Using Art as an In-Road to Science and Activism

Beachgoers keep high eye on Victoria’s changing coastline

Psychology and disasters

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

Sociology and disasters

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

Pacific women shut out of disaster management

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

A standardized community resilience measurement framework for flooding

Coastal flooding will disproportionately impact river delta populations

Disaster Relief: Why the Poor Need Higher Priority

Preliminary rapid gender analysis of monsoon flood 2020

African Americans Are Disproportionately Exposed to Extreme Heat

Nepal: Why more women die in natural disasters

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

Today in disaster resilience (2 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Wildfire erupts in California’s Napa County, emergency evacuations over ‘dangerous rate of spread’

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

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

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

Ghana – Deadly Flash Floods in Ashanti Region

Chad – Floods Affect 300,000 Says UN

India – Rain Triggers Deadly Floods in Meghalaya and Assam

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

Myanmar – Almost 3,000 Displaced by Floods in Kachin

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

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

Indonesia – 11 Dead After Landslides in North Kalimantan

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

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

Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hits Istanbul, Turkey

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

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

Bangladesh – Tens of Thousands Hit by Floods in North

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

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest suffers worst fires in a decade

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

US sees ‘alarming’ increase in combined heatwaves and droughts

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

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

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

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

UNDP helped develop a Vulnerability to Climate Hazards Index – the first of its kind worldwide – which measures households’ exposure to hurricanes, storms and other climate phenomena

Climate change adaptation projects continue amid coronavirus pandemic

How our warmer oceans are contributing to climate breakdown

New Sea Level Satellite Arrives at California Launch Site

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

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

Simpler models may be better for determining some climate risk

Climate change increases the risk of wildfires

Activists screen videos onto Arctic glaciers in climate protest

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

China’s zero emissions target puts Australia on notice

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

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

Recommendations for a revised EU strategy on climate change adaptation

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

Global heating warming up ‘nights faster than days’

Disaster risk reduction

Flood risks: More accurate data due to Covid-19

Mitigating geohazard risk to help save lives in Nepal

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

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

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

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

New knowledge about what causes thunderstorms and cloud bursts

Lumberton County Floodprint: Strategies for Repurposing Vulnerable Landscapes After Disaster

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

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

Framing the challenge of urban flooding in the United States

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

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

Phivolcs monitoring ‘abnormal’ conditions in four volcanoes

Strengthening Coastal Counties Resilience Challenge

National Platform of Disaster Risk Reduction in Turkey

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

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

New woodlands can help reduce flooding risk within 15 years

Africa road map for improving the availability, access and use of disaster risk information for early warning and early action, including in the context of transboundary risk management

Understanding Catastrophe Modeling

Emergency management

Covid-19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world

Pakistan – 300,000 in Need of Food Assistance After Floods in Sindh, Says WFP

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

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

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

Experts call for tech upgrades to help fight wildfires

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

Counting the costs: Improving disaster recovery cost estimation

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

Localized action for social behavior change in COVID-19

Digital technologies will help build resilient communities after the coronavirus pandemic

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

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

Measuring individual disaster preparedness

Sociology and disasters

Wealthy Benefit Most From Hurricanes

The Demography of Disasters

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

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

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

COVID-19 economic vulnerability vs health emergency

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

How natural hazards impact the social environment for vulnerable groups: an empirical investigation in Japan

Today in disaster resilience (25 September 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Three dead after rare Mediterranean storm batters Greece

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

Myanmar – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Mandalay Region

Mexico – Deadly Floods in Oaxaca

France – 2 Missing After Torrential Rain Triggers Floods in South

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

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

Strombolian activity at Mount Etna, Italy

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

Flood Kills 30, Submerges Communities In Niger State

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

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

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

Indonesia- Floods in West Java and Jakarta

Nigeria – Widespread Flooding in Kogi State After Niger River Overflows

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

Record Flooding in Sudan

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

Houston faces flash flooding risk as Beta stalls inland

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

UK: Building climate resilience knowledge from the ground up

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

Climate predictions for Ireland by 2050 come with unprecedented detail

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

Reporting on floods through a climate lens

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

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

Prince Charles calls for ‘swift’ action on climate change

Want to Save Lives? Name Heat Waves Like Hurricanes

The tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis

Arctic sea-ice shrinks to near record low extent

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

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

As wildfires, flooding, and hurricanes grow more frequent, climate migration begins

Africa Is Experiencing Some of the Worst Climate Disasters, But the World Watches California Burn

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

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

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

Iraq launches National Adaptation Plan process for climate change resilience

Arctic sea ice minimum is 2nd lowest on record

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

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

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

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

The science connecting wildfires to climate change

Disaster risk reduction

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

Searching for surprise catastrophes: the Beirut explosion

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

Nepal: why are landslides so deadly?

The economic case for a national flood standard

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

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

New recommendations for a proactive flood policy in India

Steps Sudan must take to prevent future flood destruction

Extreme rainfall events have more than doubled in Himalayas

New tools to help “predict” forest fires

California Wildfires: Can Insurance Markets Handle the Risk?

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

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

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

Tapping into the ground to counter floods and droughts

Emergency management

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

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

UN: 730,000 people seriously affected by Sudan floods

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

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

Early actions will support Ecuadorian families to face volcanic ash fall

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

The Worst Forest Fires You’re Hearing Nothing About

Orange County fire watchers go virtual due to pandemic

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

The Earthquake That Brought Enlightenment

Interactive network of digital wildfire vigilantes

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

Emergency warning messages: how do community members comprehend them?

Emergency warning messages: encouraging readiness to act

Psychology and disasters

Humor and risk: an exploration of case studies

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

FEMA has conducted the National Household Survey (NHS) to assess the development of a culture of personal disaster preparedness and resilience in the American public

The Psychological Impact of COVID-19

Sociology and disasters

Laura: The Latest Climate Disaster for Low-Income Americans

How natural hazards impact the social environment for vulnerable groups: an empirical investigation in Japan

First Came the Hurricane, Then Came the Campaign of Terror

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

Today in disaster resilience (18 September 2020)

Please find below a list of links to some aspects of disaster resilience in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

The death toll from wildfires choking the west coast of the US continued

A Siege of 80 Large, Uncontained Wildfires Sweeps the Hot, Dry West

Floods generated by exceptional rainfall have killed more than 200 people and affected over a million more, in a band of countries from Senegal to Sudan

Tropical Storm Sally Is Heading North, Stalking New Orleans

Nepal – Over 30 Dead or Missing After Floods and Landslides in Sindhupalchok

Tunisia – Floods Leave 6 Dead After Days of Heavy Rain

DR Congo – 50 Feared Dead as Mine Collapses During Floods

Ethiopia – 300,000 Displaced by Floods, Says UN

Hurricane Sally strengthens ‘rapidly’ as Gulf Coast braces, mandatory evacuations in Louisiana, Mississippi

Mauritania – Deadly Floods in South and East

1,000 Firefighters, 15 Aircraft Battle Wildfire in Portugal

Death toll rises in US as wildfires continue in West Coast states

Cape Verde – Deadly Flash Floods in Praia

Indonesia – at Least 4 Dead, 2,000 Displaced After Floods in 4 Provinces

Hurricane Sally nears U.S. Gulf Coast as residents brace for historic floods

Firefighters make progress in west coast blazes as smoke spreads across US

Uganda – Deadly Flash Floods in Kampala

India – 1 Dead, 34,000 Affected After Fresh Floods in Assam

Vietnam – 2 Dead After Severe Storms Cause Floods and Landslides in North

Lightning strikes kill 42 people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India

Flooding, Power Outages Spread as Hurricane Sally Batters Alabama, Florida

India’s coronavirus cases pass 5 million as hospitals scramble for oxygen–pass-5-million/12670756

Guatemala – 25,000 Affected by Heavy Rain, Floods and Landslides

Indonesia – Deadly Landslide in West Papua, Floods in Central Sulawesi and West Kalimantan

After the floods, assessing Hurricane Sally’s damage

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Sep 2020: Semeru volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Bezymianny

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Sally unleashes “catastrophic and life-threatening” flooding along Gulf Coast

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

UK: the record-breaking August 2020 heatwave

Climate insights 2020: natural disasters

South Australia solar power reaches 94 pct of state demand on Sunday

The Age Of The ‘Megafire’ Is Upon Us

Climate crisis could displace 1.2 billion people by 2050, report warns

Will Extreme Weather Keep Getting Worse? Scientists Say Yes

A big chunk of Greenland’s ice cap breaks off as Arctic shifts to new climate regime

Consortium Launches Program to Train Next Generation of City Climate Resilience Leaders

A warming California sets the stage for future floods

Slightest heat increase magnifies hurricane risk

South-South cooperation to tackle climate change

Mapping the effectiveness of nature‐based solutions for climate change adaptation

Multiple benefits of DRR investment: UR Tanzania

UBC researchers launch vulnerability index to track potential health impacts of climate change

The seawater carbon inventory at the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum

Wild weather this year shows growing impact of climate change, scientists say

We need to treat extreme events as connected, not as anomalies

More Americans think climate change poses a long-term threat to society than COVID-19 – 55% versus 44% respectively

6 Graphics Explain the Climate Feedback Loop Fueling US Fires

Just One Name Left on the Hurricane List and It’s Only September

New Zealand first in the world to require climate risk reporting

Disaster risk reduction

Learning from experience: Insights from China’s progress in disaster risk management

UAE cultivates the first private sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) in the Arab Region

A data-driven framework to address gender issues in managing flood risks: flood risk management support project for the city of Buenos Aires

Coastal development between opportunity and disaster risk: a multisectoral risk assessment for Vietnam

Flood risk management in Africa

Reimagining resilience in a post pandemic world

Strengthening hydromet services, disaster preparedness and urban resilience in Honduras

Americans back tough limits on building in fire and flood zones

Guwahati gets an experimental flood warning system

Flood risk and coastal assessment of the Tocumen river: prioritization of hybrid infrastructure for urban flood risk reduction in Panama

Why are landslides so deadly in Nepal?

Modelling would predict where dangerous blazes could occur across Australia so firefighting planes and helicopters could be deployed in advance

Localization and coalescence of seismicity before large earthquakes

Developing open-source technical business and scientific standards for climate physical risk projections of future repair and replacement costs of residential and commercial buildings and infrastructure in Australia

FT Ministry ready to work with others to address KL flash floods

The Indian Government’s flood insurance packages can do better. This is how

Megafires: Climate change or land management?

Beyond 2D inventories: synoptic 3D landslide volume calculation from repeat LiDAR data

New homes, highways boost flood risk on Turkey’s northern coast

California wildfires: can insurance markets handle the risk?

Effectiveness of flood early warning system to reduce economic loss at four communities

World risk report 2020 – focus: forced displacement and migration

Our land was taken. But we still hold the knowledge of how to stop mega-fires

Disruptive resilience: an agenda for the new normal in cities of the global South

Investing in early fire detection could save $8 billion

Flash flood indicators

Emergency management

Made worse by tree loss, flooding forces migration in Afghanistan

US: In the line of fire

Pandemic preparedness panel slams collective failure to heed warnings

Covid-19: Fearing a second wave, the French government is relying on a local strategy

Firefighters pushed to the limits as unprecedented infernos rage across US west coast

Who Gets the First COVID-19 Vaccines? The Answer is a Complex Tangle of Science and Ethics

On the Fire Line, Grueling Work and a Shared Purpose

The Scariest Part of These Fires Is What Happens Next

“We only have the one”: Mapping the prevalence of people with high body mass to aid regional emergency management planning in aotearoa New Zealand

Sudan pleads for aid to tackle devastating floods

Australian Major Incidents Report 2019-20 published

Interim observations from the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

Schools get ready for bushfire season

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Adaptive capacity as an educational goal to advance policy for integrating DRR into quality education for sustainable development

There’s actually a word for the climate change-induced despair you’ve been feeling

Examination of how social media can inform the management of volunteers during a flood disaster

What is a hurricane storm surge, and why is it so dangerous?

Combination of school evacuation drill with tsunami inundation simulation: consensus-making between disaster experts and citizens on an evacuation strategy

National youth survey on climate change and disaster risk

Australia it’s time to get prepared for… Big Weather (and how to survive it)

Psychology and disasters

COVID-19 and patients with serious mental illness

Solastalgia and Californian wildfires

For many families, the first disaster can be far from the last

Exposure Outliers: Children, Mothers, and Cumulative Disaster Exposure in Louisiana

Extreme rains lead to more rural farmer suicides than droughts: Study

Is the climate crisis creating a mental health crisis?

Bouncing Back During COVID-19

Sociology and disasters

Hurricanes and COVID-19 in Florida: Are counties prepared to protect hurricane-vulnerable populations?

Addressing gendered and other inequalities will be central to COVID-19 recovery

Building trust within and across communities for health emergency preparedness

Latino, Black, Native American households suffer disproportionate financial strain amid pandemic

Women’s leadership in the Pacific: trailblazer opens world of disaster management to women Guardians of the planet: Asia Pacific children and youth voices on climate crisis and disaster risk reduction

Today in disaster resilience (11 September 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sudan declares state of emergency from floods

Flood kills four, destroys 5200 houses in Kano

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

Creek Fire: Helicopters rescue dozens of trapped California campers

Sudan: Dozens dead, thousands of homes destroyed by floods

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

Senegal – State of Emergency After Deadly Floods

West Africa – Floods Hit Burkina Faso and Northern Ghana

El Dorado Fire: Massive Wall Of Flames Forces More Evacuations

River Nile in Sudan at highest levels since records began

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change and the tyranny of psychological distance

South Africa: National climate change adaptation strategy

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

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

Arctic Wildfires Have Never Released This Much Carbon Dioxide

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

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

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

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

Australian coal plants ‘on a hiding to nothing’ and likely to close before schedule

Young activists take 33 countries to court in bid to step up climate change fight

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

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

Monitoring and evaluation of national adaptation policies throughout the policy cycle

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

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

Rapid worldwide growth of glacial lakes since 1990

New models predict El Niño rise

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

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

Extreme summer impacts ice shelves and glaciers

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

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

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

Huge cavities threaten glacier larger than Great Britain

US report warns climate change could create economic chaos

Disaster risk reduction

Greater prevention and “Building Back Better” post-COVID

The Cost of Wildfires

Extreme precipitation events always occurred, but are they changing?

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

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

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

Building community resilience through modern model building codes

Community resilience benchmarks: buildings benchmark

Flood Risk Management in England

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

Lower Nazeing Property Flood Resilience

Preparing for massive earthquake in the Pacific Northwest

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

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

Special report: natural catastrophes

Resilient cities critical infrastructure interdependence: a meta-research

Last season’s climate catastrophes cost insurers $5.4b

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

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

UCF researchers are developing models to predict storm surges

Compound natural disasters in Australia: a historical analysis

Developing an impact library for forecasting surface water flood risk

Flood mitigation measures in an era of evolving flood risk

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

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

FEMA Flood Map updates

Emergency management

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

Mass Sheltering and Disasters Special Collection

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

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

Interim observations: The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

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

Did Europe Make a Mistake Reopening Its Borders?

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

Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak

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

On the frontline: The roles of pharmacists in disasters

Sudan floods threaten ancient archaeological gem

Disaster education, communications and engagement

South East Europe gets new flash flood App

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

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

Disaster Resources from the National Academies

Flood Resilience: Preparedness and Recovery Collection

The “Rising Risk” docuseries explores how those rising sea levels will play out in the lower Manhattan of the late 21st century–/6390277/

Forecasting for a Fractured Land: A Case Study of the Communication and Use of Aftershock Forecasts from the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake in Aotearoa New Zealand

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

Wildfires: Can we adapt to live with them?

Sociology and disasters

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

Racist housing policies have created some oppressively hot neighborhoods

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

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

Laura: The Latest Climate Disaster for Low-Income Americans