Today in disaster resilience (12 August 2022)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

Cuba still fighting massive blaze after lightning strikes Matanzas Supertanker Base

Major flash flooding hits Death Valley after nearly a year’s worth of rain in a couple of hours, California

Gundagai homes protected despite major flooding along Murrumbidgee River

Fourth person reported drowned in New Mexico wildfire area floods

Colombia – 21 Buildings Collapse After Floods in Antioquia

Senegal – Deadly Flash Floods in Dakar

Mexico – Two Dead, Several Rescued After Flash Floods in Sonora

9 dead, 6 missing in record rainfall in Seoul, surrounding areas

The Horn of Africa is in the grips of a deadly drought as threat of famine looms

Extremely heavy rainfall battering parts of northern Japan

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Aug 2022: Popocatépetl volcano, Ibu, Reventador, Sangay, Sakurajima

‘Fire tornado’ produced by Sam Fire in Los Angeles, California

‘We fought all night’: A thousand firefighters battle Bordeaux blaze

Sudan – Floods and Heavy Rain Leave 25 Dead, 5,800 Homes Destroyed

Venezuela – Hundreds Displaced After Floods in Barinas, Táchira and Miranda

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Germany’s Economy Is Carried on the Rhine’s Shrinking Back

Temperatures rise as France tackles its worst drought on record

Climate change: Tears of joy as US bill clears Senate hurdle

Mapped – Attributing extreme weather to climate change

New Zealand has launched a plan to prepare for inevitable climate change impacts: 5 areas where the hard work starts now

Business can no longer ignore extreme heat events – it’s becoming a danger to the bottom line

Over half of known human pathogenic diseases can be aggravated by climate change

Weather agency: July was Spain’s hottest month on record

A volcano is erupting again in Iceland. Is climate change causing more eruptions?

Is a 43 per cent emissions cut enough?

Europe’s worst ever drought: in pictures

Kenyan youth help climate-hit communities prepare for disaster

Satellite data shows Antarctic sea ice is at it’s lowest July level since monitoring began

Response of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet to past and future climate change

Too little, too late for people seeking climate relief

The Arctic is warming four times faster than the rest of the planet, new research shows

America’s summer of floods: climate crisis fueling barrage, scientists say

Land temperatures on the rise, weather fluctuations more severe, Europe space chief says

Record Death Valley flooding ‘a once-in-1,000-year event’

Simultaneous extreme heat and drought events have consequences in a variety of areas

Disaster risk reduction

Raising Warragamba Dam is not the best flood mitigation strategy, Premier

Abandoned mines and poor oversight worsened Kentucky flooding, attorneys say

Brillhart builds resilient house on stilts to withstand Miami’s floods and hurricanes

Development of disaster risk reduction policy in Thailand

New tool to provide a harmonised fire risk assessment across the Pan-European region

Prescribed fires: Why they’re still trusted despite runaway blaze

Machine learning approaches are proactively mitigating the risk of bushfires caused by powerlines, ensuring the safe and regular supply of power to business and communities

MP joins chorus of voices calling for the NSW government to act on floods

USask researchers explore how floods and droughts are challenging science and society globally

Swamped by public outcry, Oregon withdraws controversial wildfire risk map

‘Dry lightning’ sparked the most destructive wildfires in California

53 million Nigerians at risk of flooding, environmental expert warn

Kashmir’s flood management plan faces heavy criticism

Estimating undisclosed flood risk in real estate transactions

Using Water Resources More Sustainably with a Hydrological Database

Oregon State researchers develop framework for modeling post-earthquake infrastructure resilience

A wet spring: what is a ‘negative Indian Ocean Dipole’ and why does it mean more rain for Australia’s east?

Modelling urban sewer flooding and quantitative microbial risk assessment: A critical review

As floodwaters hurtled towards Lismore, several rain and river gauges stopped working

Identification of floodwater source areas in Nepal using SCIMAP-Flood

Multiple factors make Afghan communities vulnerable to earthquakes

Modelling the behaviour of corporations during the flood damage recovery process using multi-agent deep reinforcement learning

Physically based cold regions river flood prediction in data-sparse regions: The Yukon River Basin flow forecasting system

In 2021, the Emergency Event Database (EM-DAT) recorded 432 disastrous events related to natural hazards worldwide

Emergency management

Thousands stranded in China resort city amid COVID lockdown

Does BA.5 spread more easily outdoors than previous variants?

Firefighters ‘stretched to the limit’ and running out of crew as service braces for another UK heatwave

Northern NSW flood report probing government response to be released today

Parliamentary flood report finds SES and Resilience NSW failed Lismore, northern NSW communities

Hawkesbury Community Alliance calls on NSW government to act now on urgent flood mitigation

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Machine learning model uses social media for more accurate wildfire monitoring

Residents Vote on Tax for Wildfire Mitigation and Response

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has ramped up its ongoing efforts to educate the community about home fire safety

Psychology and disasters

The Mental Health of Minority and Marginalized Young People: An Opportunity for Action

Climate change and extreme heat are making us more anxious

Sociology and disasters

Status and Social Capital: A Cross-Sectional Quantitative Investigation of Flood Survivors in South Punjab, Pakistan

Do disasters trigger protests? A conceptual view of the connection between disasters, injustice, and protests—The case of COVID-19

These communities are trapped in harm’s way as climate disasters mount

Beating the Heat: Investing in Pro-Poor Solutions for Urban Resilience


Today in disaster resilience (5 August 2022)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

Severe flash floods and mudslides leave at least 53 people dead, Iran

Flash floods kill over 300 in Pakistan as more monsoon rain is forecast

How two 1-in-1,000 year rain events hit the U.S. in two days

At least 22 dead, many missing after rivers burst banks in Uganda’s Mbale District

Four siblings among the 28 people killed in devastating Kentucky flooding

Volcano near Iceland’s capital, main airport erupts again after 8-month pause

Wildfire burning near ski resort forces evacuation of hundreds

US high tide flooding breaks records in multiple locations

The Gambia – Floods Leave Homes and Roads Damaged, Two Fatalities Reported

Sri Lanka – Over 2,000 Displaced and 3 Dead After Heavy Rain, Floods and Landslides

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Aug 2022: Karymsky volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Semeru, Ibu

More than 540 000 people ordered to evacuate as heavy rainfall hits Japan

4 people killed and more than 100 structures destroyed in McKinney Fire – California’s largest in deadliest fire of the season

More than 500 people killed, thousands of homes destroyed as record-breaking rains hit Pakistan

Nigeria – Deadly Floods in Jigawa State

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Summer Is Hot, but This Is Abnormal

Confronting climate change means sharing power

Loss of tourism fears as European heatwaves cause record melting of glaciers

‘Soon it will be unrecognisable’: total climate meltdown cannot be stopped, says expert

Reconstructing volcanic eruptions to help scientists predict climate risks: USask research

Major consensus reached on Australian climate risk reporting

Climate change is intensifying the water cycle, bringing more powerful storms and flooding – here’s what the science shows

In Greece, and across Europe, the mercury is rapidly rising. So is the desperation

Climate endgame: risk of human extinction ‘dangerously underexplored’

Global urban exposure to extreme heat

Troubling new research shows warm waters rushing towards the world’s biggest ice sheet in Antarctica

Climate Endgame: Exploring catastrophic climate change scenarios

Regional towns look to community batteries as renewable energy solution

Floods are getting more common. Do you know your risk?

Climate disinformation leaves lasting mark as world heats

Spain orders temperature limits for businesses in sweeping energy saving decree

‘Sleepwalking to disaster’: Biology prof on how climate change is wreaking havoc on our lakes

New Zealand releases its first national plan to protect against climate-driven disasters

Current and projected regional economic impacts of heatwaves in Europe

Borderless Heat Hazards With Bordered Impacts

Landmark Climate Change Lawsuit Moves Forward as German Judges Arrive in Peru

As the rate of global warming hastens, snow-covered areas in Australia and abroad could take on a completely different complexion by 2050

Betting on the best case: higher end warming is underrepresented in research

Australia’s climate change targets will become law. What happens now?

Disaster risk reduction

‘These seas have stolen front yards’: Sydney beaches at risk of being washed away

Predicting earthquakes using ionospheric total electron content anomalies- study

Outback in bloom as floodwaters travel hundreds of kilometres into Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

High-resolution satellite products improve hydrological modeling in northern Italy

NOAA Tool Now Brings Disaster Risk, Vulnerability Down to Community Level

New Zealand’s White Island is likely to erupt violently again, but a new alert system could give hours of warning and save lives

BOM declares negative Indian Ocean Dipole, likely to add to unrelenting rain in Australia’s east

Johor govt finding ways to prevent flash floods

Heat Turned McKinney Fire into Deadly, Unstoppable Monster

Adapting to flood risk: Evidence from global cities

Nine Reasons Why Extreme Floods may be Worse Than Expected

What is a flash flood? A civil engineer explains

Explorers just uncovered Australia’s deepest cave. A hydrogeologist explains how they form

The future of disaster resiliency and the need for a global vulnerability index

Data vs disaster: Inside the Philippines’ natural emergency preparedness programme

Extreme Weather Loss and Damage Estimation Using a Hybrid Simulation Technique

Latest outlooks for Atlantic hurricane season: Less frenzied, but still above average

The challenge of unprecedented floods and droughts in risk management

Changing compound rainfall events in Tasmania

Emergency management

How the omicron subvariant BA.5 became a master of disguise – and what it means for the current COVID-19 surge

Infrastructure damage hampers flood recovery in Kentucky

The forgotten valley: town left in disarray from recent floods buys walkie talkies to communicate

A 17-year-old swam out of her flooded home with her dog and waited for hours on a roof to be rescued

Why is Monkeypox Evolving So Fast?

Habitual mask-wearing is likely helping Japan, Singapore and South Korea bring daily Omicron deaths down, epidemiologists say

Undisclosed Flood Damage Financially Soaks Home Buyers

NSW government will move to dismantle Resilience NSW following independent flood inquiry

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Be Prepared to be Away During an Emergency

When Extreme Weather Reigns, Disinformation Pours

Responding to a Volcanic Eruption, a Virtual Experience to Reality

Smoke from raging wildfires can harm health

Community preparedness program in the UK #30days30waysUK

Psychology and disasters

Why take the risk? Exploring the psychosocial determinants of floodwater driving

The July heatwave that brought chaos to London has changed the way Brits see the sun

Far from home: Infrastructure, access to essential services, and risk perceptions about hazard weather events

Sociology and disasters

Why gender-specific data is critical to manage disaster risk

UGA research: Wildfires disproportionately affect the poor

Income and Insurability as Factors in Wildfire Risk

Today in disaster resilience (29 July 2022)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

Damaging tornado hits Shangqiu, Henan, China

Severe flash floods hit Fars Province, leaving at least 20 people dead and 3 missing, Iran

Wildfires burn coastal homes, forests in Greece as Europe’s heatwave spreads east

California Governor declares emergency over ‘explosive’ wildfire near Yosemite National Park

Thailand – Flooding Affects 7 Provinces, 1 Fatality Reported

Death toll from weekslong rains in Pakistan rises to 282

At least 14 fatalities as heavy rainfall hits Yemen

State of emergency declared after severe floods hit Sochi, Russia

Central African Republic – Floods Cause Fatalities, Hundreds of Homes Destroyed

USA – Severe Flash Floods in Missouri After Record Rainfall

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jul 2022: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Semeru, Shiveluch, Ibu, Sangay

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean

In a paradox, cleaner air is now adding to global warming

Do these heat waves mean climate change is happening faster than expected?

Climate Change and Land-use Changes Increase Likelihood of Flood Events

State of the climate: 2022 on track for a summer of extreme heat

We’re entering a climate that humans did not evolve to withstand

The terrestrial water cycle in a warming world

Europe’s Devastating Heat Wave Shows Keeping Calm and Carrying On Is Not an Option

Faced with more deadly heat waves, US cities are taking an unprecedented step,the%20same%20level%20as%20hurricanes

Zoe, the World’s First Named Heat Wave, Arrives in Seville

Here’s how this year’s heatwaves are impacting the world, and how we can prepare for the future

‘Silent killer’: A series on surviving the extremely hot future

Greenland Loses 6 Billion Tons of Ice in 3 Days, Harbinger of Unprecedented Coastal Flooding

Climate change: UK cities warned of wildfire risk

Alaska experiencing wildfires on a scale it’s never seen; climate change seen as the key cause

St. Louis has been hit by record flash flooding. Here’s how it’s related to climate change

Europe’s record summer of heat and fires – visualised

Life on the Edge: Adapting Coastal Management in a Changing Climate

How likely would Britain’s 40°C heatwave have been without climate change?

Pacific Northwest faces unusually long heat wave: ‘I’m doing the classic popsicle diet’

Attributing decadal climate variability in coastal sea-level trends

Trapped meltwater affects mass loss of Greenland ice sheet

NUS researchers develop new urban planning GIS tool to improve urban climate resilience

Biden Administration launches with tools for communities facing extreme heat

Extreme rainfall will be worse and more frequent than we thought, according to new studies

Global warming of 2C could ‘double’ flooding costs in China compared to 1.5C

Disaster risk reduction

New research in Arnhem Land reveals why institutional fire management is inferior to cultural burning

As France battles wildfires, experts call for a rethink of forest management

One more chapter in the never-ending story of wildfires

It’s Time to Fix Our Water-Logged National Flood Insurance Program

Community Science Project Helps Track Geohazard Risks in Uganda

‘Building too close to the water. It’s ridiculous!’ Talk of buyouts after floods shows need to get serious about climate adaptation

Landsat turns 50: How satellites revolutionized the way we see – and protect – the natural world

Magnitude and source area estimations of severe prehistoric earthquakes in the western Austrian Alps

Climate change, rising insurance costs, food security singled out in CSIRO megatrends report

A once-in-a-decade report from CSIRO, Our Future World, identifies seven global megatrends that hold the key to the challenges and opportunities ahead

Future flooding increases unequal exposure risks to relic industrial pollution

What we’re watching: Weekly disaster update, July 25

Repeatedly flooded communities to receive dedicated funding

The Ember: Canada’s wildfire bulletin

Land cover data just got real-time

New model developed to predict landslides along wildfire burn scars

A German-Indonesian research group is exploring the dangers posed by landslides on volcanoes

Multiform flood risk in a rapidly changing world: what we do not do, what we should and why it matters

Flood and wildfire risks: Translating risk ratings into future costs can help homebuyers and renters grasp the odds – and act on them

An independent Deloitte Report into this year’s South East Queensland floods has revealed an estimated total cost of $7.7 billion to Queensland

Emergency management

How the body responds to extreme temperatures, and what we can do to beat the potentially lethal impact

Biggest Monkeypox Study To Date Contains Hundreds Of Pictures And Details New Symptoms

Disaster capitalism: Business has found an upside to fires and floods

Oak fire remains uncontained as Al Gore warns ‘civilization at stake’

Australia’s COVID-19 cases and death rates currently among world’s highest per capita

COVID reinfections appear to be surging in the latest Omicron wave. Here’s what we know

Monkeypox explained: How to protect yourself and what to watch out for

UK heatwave: how the fire service will need to prepare as extreme weather events get worse

Covid origin studies say evidence points to Wuhan market

Responding to eruptive transitions during the 2020–2021 eruption of La Soufrière volcano, St. Vincent

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Quake early warning system: Would Kiwis use it properly?

Yes, the state of the environment is grim, but you can make a difference, right in your own neighbourhood

Community Scientists Help to Beat the Heat

Flood risk governance in Brazil and the UK: facilitating knowledge exchange through research gaps and the potential of citizen-generated data

Framing Disaster Risk Perception and Vulnerability in Social Media Communication: A Literature Review

Threats lead to cancellation of fire risk map meetings

Psychology and disasters

Wildland Firefighter Health and Wellbeing

Flooding in Germany: One year on, nothing is back to normal

Effectiveness of fitness training and psychosocial education intervention programs in wildland firefighting: a cluster randomised control trial

Sociology and disasters

Heatwaves: why ethnic minorities in the UK are more vulnerable, and what to do about it

Social capital’s impact on COVID-19 outcomes at local levels’s_impact_on_COVID-19_outcomes_at_local_levels

Today in disaster resilience (22 July 2022)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

Deadly weather: 6 dead in Montana dust storm pile-up; 2 dead in Colorado flooding

The heatwave gripping Europe that sparked a ‘red’ warning in the UK is expected to get worse

Heatwave: More evacuations as Mediterranean wildfires spread

More than 1 000 heat-related deaths reported in Spain and Portugal

China floods leave at least 12 dead, with thousands evacuated

USA – Rain on Burn Scar Areas Triggers Deadly Flooding in Colorado

Sudan – 13 Fatalities After Floods in Sennar and South Darfur

UK officials declare major incident as fires burn outside London amid historic heatwave

More than 480 000 people told to evacuate as record-breaking rainfall hits southwestern Japan

Heatwave: Ferocious European heat heads north

Heat deaths in large Arizona county hit half-year record

Niger – Heavy Rain and Floods Destroy Hundreds of Homes, 8 Fatalities Reported

Nigeria – Floods Wreak Havoc in Yobe State

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Jul 2022: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Sangay, Nevado del Ruiz, Sabancaya

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A hypothetical weather forecast for 2050 is coming true next week

Long-term drought intensification over Europe driven by the weakening trend of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

‘Climate change affects everyone’: Europe battles wildfires in intense heat

Lake Mead, once the largest water reservoir in the US, now little more than a graveyard

Australians are installing rooftop solar like never before. Who is burdened with taking care of it at home?

High-tide floods surge as climate changes and sea level rises

This heatwave has eviscerated the idea that small changes can tackle extreme weather

Humanity faces ‘collective suicide’ over climate crisis, warns UN chief

Europe’s big dry

Day of 40C shocks scientists as UK heat record ‘absolutely obliterated’

Melting Snow From Climate Change Could Lead To Unpredictable Water Levels, Study Suggests

Why is it so hot? Climate change is here

California Wildfires Could Destroy Forests Forever

Heatwave: The UK and Europe’s record temperatures in maps and charts

The amount of Greenland ice that melted last weekend could cover West Virginia in a foot of water

Extreme weather: What is it and how is it connected to climate change?

The UK just hit 40℃ for the first time. It’s a stark reminder of the deadly heat awaiting Australia

Record-breaking heat waves show we need to adapt to the climate crisis now

How the UK’s ‘insane’ 40C heat was forecast ‘weeks in advance’

The Landsat archive of decades of change on the Earth is a brilliant starting point for a rigorous scientific analysis of climate change

Accelerated western European heatwave trends linked to more-persistent double jets over Eurasia

Decreasing surface albedo signifies a growing importance of clouds for Greenland Ice Sheet meltwater production

Heatwave relief: What can hot countries teach us about keeping cool?

Wildfires are becoming more common in the UK – but the threat can be managed

Disaster risk reduction

NSW flood plain harvesting rules won’t protect environment, government advisers warn

Subduction earthquake cycles controlled by episodic fluid pressure cycling

A personal reflection by Dr Sam Ramsden, Charity Support Coordinator at the Flood Innovation Centre on the 15th anniversary of the Hull floods

The Controversial Plan to Unleash the Mississippi

Primary drivers of multidecadal spatial and temporal patterns of shoreline change derived from optical satellite imagery

Mapping a Volcanic Eruption in the Backyard of Iceland’s Capital

Elevated flooding risk lingers over NSW for months to come

Questions over Sydney sprawl as Australia cleans up after floods

Emergency management

‘The way it’s playing out is unexpected’: UK faces up to changing waves of Covid

How omicron subvariants are causing a surge in COVID infections

Post-disaster policies expose more people to disaster risks

Portugal fights wildfires with new tactics as heatwaves raise risk

Data reveals the ‘unseen tragedy’ of COVID-19 pandemic as thousands wait longer for elective surgery

Map shows devastating scale of wildfires across Europe

BA.5 doesn’t care that you just had Covid-19

It’s not just heat stroke. Extreme temperatures pose special risk to people with chronic illness (and that’s a lot of us)

Hurricane preparedness is expensive. Emergency managers and community leaders are looking for a solution

Masks are ‘strongly suggested’ by health authorities as the winter COVID wave hits. Here’s how effective they are

Data and imagery from the joint USGS/NASA Landsat satellites play a critical role in understanding the impact, severity, and extent of large fires

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Flood recovery forum in Abbotsford focused on ‘breaking down silos’

More than a warning: Expanding the role of communication in Eastern Caribbean volcano science

Maximum temperatures and how they are recorded

Psychology and disasters

Instead of planning for dry conditions, Americans seem incapable of even remembering them

As Europe Swelters, How Are We Affected Psychologically?

Sociology and disasters

This briefing looks at how climate change affects vulnerable groups

The risks to the most vulnerable from extreme heat are growing due to a lack of access to sustainable cooling

The Key To Disaster Survival? Friends And Neighbors

When disaster strikes, these Americans may not be ready

Nowhere left to turn, part 1: Venezuela’s COVID fallout leaves children dying and the poor scavenging for food

Today in disaster resilience (15 July 2022)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

Dozens injured in Portugal wildfires as heatwave to intensify

India – 16 Killed, 40 Missing in Amarnath Flash Floods

Increased seismicity, eruption alert level raised for Tsurumidake and Garandake, Japan

Fire threatening Yosemite’s famed grove of giant sequoia trees is still growing

British tourists survive avalanche in Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan

Farm on Hawkesbury River north of Sydney falling into giant sinkhole

Dangerous heatwaves engulf parts of China, US and Europe

India – Heavy Rain and Floods in Gujarat Affect Over 1 Million

Afghanistan – Thousands of Homes Damaged, 39 Lives Lost After More Flash Floods

Philippines – Heavy Rain Triggers Flash Floods and Landslides in 7 Provinces

China – 1 Dead, 8 Missing After Flash Floods in Heilongjiang

Pakistan floods: 135 killed and hundreds homeless as record monsoon rains wreak havoc

Days of heavy rainfall in eastern Indonesia caused flooding and landslides in parts of the Maluku Islands over the last few days, causing 7 fatalities

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Jul 2022: Karymsky volcano, Semeru, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador

USA – Over 40 Unaccounted for After Flash Floods in Virginia

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Integrated wind and solar still cheapest, and green hydrogen costs falling fast: CSIRO

Alaska on fire: Thousands of lightning strikes and a warming climate put Alaska on pace for another historic fire season

Catching maladaptation before it happens

We built an algorithm to predict how climate change will affect future conflict in the Horn of Africa: here’s what we found

Ravaged by floods, Bangladesh pitches plan to adapt to climate effects

‘In the mouth of dragons’: Melting glaciers threaten Pakistan’s north

Decarbonisation now a priority at 80 per cent of manufacturing firms

We Need to Stop Pretending we can Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C

Every heatwave occurring today is more intense due to climate change

Stability of the Antarctic Ice Sheet during the pre-industrial Holocene

Pacific youth need action on climate change, Vanuatu PM says, as leaders seek to appeal to world’s highest court

Nearly $2tn of damage inflicted on other countries by US emissions

High spatial and temporal variability in Antarctic ice discharge linked to ice shelf buttressing and bed geometry

Global climate and environmental data sources to be made more accessible to citizens towards 2025

Here’s who lives in your city’s worst heat islands

How are cities planning for heat? Analysis of United States municipal plans

Extreme heatwaves are here to stay in the UK. It’s time for us to adapt

Why is it so hot in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and what are the dangers?

We studied how the Antarctic ice sheet advanced and retreated over 10,000 years. It holds warnings for the future

Contributions of Different Sea-Level Processes to High-Tide Flooding Along the U.S. Coastline

Maladapted: Ill-conceived attempts at climate adaptation threaten to make a bad situation even worse

Extreme heat around the world in videos, photos and graphics

NASA: June 2022 tied as Earth’s warmest June on record

Australia’s central climate policy pays people to grow trees that already existed

Disaster risk reduction

‘Stark raving, barking mad’: experts question the building of homes below ‘worst-case’ flood levels in western Sydney

Disturbance causes variation in sub-canopy fire weather conditions

Stalled monsoon behind devastating floods in northeast India and Bangladesh

Maharashtra: Real-time Data System Installed In Ratnagiri For Flood Alerts, Info On Landslides

New Study Details Impacts of Tsunami from Fault Running Through Seattle

Ocean and wave models complement atmosphere-only storm predictions

Modelling of multi-sectoral critical infrastructure interdependencies for vulnerability analysis

Home buybacks in flood-prone NSW ‘cheaper’ than plan to raise Warragamba Dam wall, experts say

Raise the dam wall – the facts, the potential flood solutions, and why there’s no ‘silver bullet’

New Zealand’s Lake Taupō supervolcano still very active, study finds

Measuring Community Disaster Resilience Over Time

In the battle of human vs. water, ‘Water Always Wins’

Enhanced urban adaptation efforts needed to counter rising extreme rainfall risks

A limited number of earthquakes and volcanoes, primarily located in global north countries, dominate the collective research output on these geohazards

Buy back flood-hit homes now, says Committee for Sydney

Shockwave caused by Tonga underwater eruption may help scientists predict future tsunami

Atmospheric Rivers Help Coastal Wetlands Build Up Sediment

A case for retreat in the age of fire

Machine Learning Quantifies Fire Burning

Emergency management

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: ‘We have become too complacent’, expert warns as hospitalisations spike

Homes of last resort: the pods housing a NSW community ravaged by floods

Nambucca River oyster growers left unable to harvest as floods trigger sewage spill

When 28 horses were found submerged in freezing floodwater, a 24-hour rescue mission began in the Hunter Valley

Local knowledge and practice in disaster relief

When Disaster Strikes in Brazil, This Pioneering Veterinarian Jumps Into Action

NSW city goes a week without drinkable water after floods cause contamination

We lost the plot on COVID messaging – now governments will have to be bold to get us back on track

WHO to convene second emergency meeting to decide if monkeypox is a global health threat as cases rise to 9,200

Japan warns of COVID surge, Tokyo raises alert level

Disaster education, communications and engagement

What science says about the best ways to cool down

Get resources for preventing wildfires in your community, and inspire others to champion the cause

Risk Communication and Social Vulnerability: Guidance for Practitioners

New Report Reveals Opportunity for States to Drive Climate Action Through Education

How the Tour de France helped me think about geology in a new way

Psychology and disasters

As flood water recedes there is trauma, homelessness and fear about the future

‘Catastrophic’ impact of NSW floods sees many elderly people going into residential care earlier than expected

‘Sometimes I don’t have the words for things’: how we are using art to research stigma and marginalisation

Floods haunt Belgian town as rebuild seeks to stop repeat disaster

Sociology and disasters

Climate warming could deepen environmental injustice in urban areas

Disasters and History: The Vulnerability and Resilience of Past Societies

Climate change is white colonisation of the atmosphere. It’s time to tackle this entrenched racism

In Climate-Driven Disasters, Older People and the Disabled Are Most at Risk. Now In-Home Caregivers Are Being Trained in How to Help Them

Today in disaster resilience (8 July 2022)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

Heavy rain hits Sydney as largest floods since March 2021 surround city

At least six dead after chunk of glacier breaks loose on Italian mountain

India – 14 Dead, Dozens Missing After Landslide in Manipur

Afghanistan – 19 Killed in Flash Floods in Eastern Provinces

Typhoon “Chaba” spawns tornadoes, splits a ship in half, leaving 26 people missing, China

Wildfire rages north of Athens, one town evacuated

Another deluge continues Sydney’s record wet year

Brazil – Thousands Displaced by Floods in North East

Strong eruptive activity at Fuego volcano, large pyroclastic flows produced, Guatemala

Manipur landslide death toll rises to 47, 14 remain missing, India

Pakistan – Fatalities Reported After Floods in Balochistan

Malaysia – Deadly Flash Floods in Kedah

Ecuador – Homes Damaged, 3 Dead After Floods in Several Provinces

India – Floods and Landslides Cause Fatalities in Himachal Pradesh

NSW Mid North Coast rainfall records broken as flood damage assessed

Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Jul 2022: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Reventador, Askja, Sangay

Oman – Deadly Flash Floods After Days of Heavy Rain

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

‘It’s hot’: UK interest in solar power heats up as energy bills soar

Bonn climate talks end with ‘almost empty pages’

Why South Asia Is Among the Hardest Hit Regions by Climate Change

Climate change: wildfire risk has grown nearly everywhere – but we can still influence where and how fires strike

Los Angeles to launch ‘extreme heat campaign’ Friday, says city’s first heat officer

Spain and Portugal suffering driest climate for 1,200 years, research shows

Sydney is flooded, again, as climate crisis becomes new normal for Australia’s most populous state

Regional towns could be wiped out by move to net-zero. Here’s their best chance for survival

Italy blames climate change for glacier collapse, 7 dead

Can Phoenix, the hottest city in America, survive climate change?

Global and Regional Trends and Drivers of Fire Under Climate Change

How U.S. Cities Are Preparing For More Life-Threatening Heatwaves

First-ever Global Chief Heat Officer announced at the World Urban Forum

No more excuses: restoring nature is not a silver bullet for global warming, we must cut emissions outright

Methane much more sensitive to global heating than previously thought – study

Seville to name and classify heatwaves in effort to protect public

Spain, Portugal dryness ‘unprecedented’ in 1,200 years

Snow at one of world’s highest observatories melting earlier than ever before

Blue carbon as a natural climate solution

Everyday Adaptation: Theorizing climate change adaptation in daily life

Bangladesh’s catastrophic flooding: the climate crisis frontline

Climate change is making flooding worse: 3 reasons the world is seeing more record-breaking deluges

Unchecked emissions could double heat-related child mortality

‘Social glue’ of a city is a key to heat resilience

More Frequent European Heat Waves Linked to Changes in Jet Stream

How hot is too hot for the human body? Our lab found heat + humidity gets dangerous faster than many people realize

Small-area assessment of temperature-related mortality risks in England and Wales: a case time series analysis

Existing climate mitigation scenarios perpetuate colonial inequalities

Assessing the effectiveness of orchestrated climate action from five years of summits

Education’s Crucial Role in Community Climate Change Adaptation

Disaster risk reduction

What’s causing Sydney’s monster flood crisis – and 3 ways to stop it from happening again

Flood risk already affects 1.81 billion people. Climate change and unplanned urbanization could worsen exposure

Using Multidisciplinary Analysis to Develop Adaptation Options against Extreme Coastal Floods

A simplified, cost-effective method for developing flood maps that reflects the uncertainty in flood predictions

Research reveals fire is pushing 88% of Australia’s threatened land mammals closer to extinction

Globally widespread and increasing violations of environmental flow envelopes

Lessons from the 2018–2019 European droughts: a collective need for unifying drought risk management

The Magazine of the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network

To stop risky developments in floodplains, we have to tackle the profit motive – and our false sense of security

Australia’s fire season is drastically expanding

WHO/Europe reports on the contribution of urban planning and management to resilience and health protection

Human Fire Use and Management: A Global Database of Anthropogenic Fire Impacts for Modelling

The challenges of dynamic vulnerability and how to assess it

Climate expert says NSW government should buy Sydney homes left ‘uninhabitable’ by floods

Using real-time, hyper-local monitoring to assess potential flooding at specific bridges or roads

‘Patently ridiculous’: state government failures have exacerbated Sydney’s flood disaster

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

The data synergy effects of time-series deep learning models in hydrology

The post-fire stability index; a new approach to monitoring post-fire recovery by satellite imagery

Northern Australia’s fire management and mapping: How the integration of ‘old and new’ has led to success

Potential for seasonal flood forecasting in West Africa using climate indexes

The flooding in Yellowstone reveals forecast flaws as climate warms

Residential building flood damage: Insights on processes and implications for risk assessments

Rossby wave in jet stream triggers flooding rain, scientist says

Flood forecasting methods for a semi-arid and semi-humid area in Northern China

The progression of flood risk in southern Alberta since the 2013 flood

Emergency management

COVID vaccine requirement to be scrapped for international arrivals

UK health chiefs brace for ‘bumpy ride’ amid fears over Covid wave

‘Building back better’ in the Caribbean

Australia is heading for its third Omicron wave. Here’s what to expect from BA.4 and BA.5

Flu may be back, but COVID is far from over. How do they compare?

Towards the “Perfect” Weather Warning

Animal rescuers race to reach pets, livestock stranded in Sydney floods

Louisiana Sued Hurricane Katrina Survivors for Misusing Recovery Grants

Did COVID vaccine mandates work? What the data say

COVID was the leading cause of death in Americans ages 45-54 in 2021

Covid-19 reinfections may increase the likelihood of new health problems

How has COVID affected Australians’ health? New report shows where we’ve failed and done well

BA.5, now dominant U.S. variant, may pose the biggest threat to immune protection yet

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Recognising Indigenous knowledges is not just culturally sound, it’s good science

Meet the high school activists fighting climate change in Zimbabwe

Game-based training in critical infrastructure protection and resilience

Immersive virtual reality for science learning: Design, implementation, and evaluation

What are the impacts of extreme weather and climate events?

Mumbai turns to Twitter for help mapping India’s monsoon floods

The potential of disaster digital archives in disaster education: The case of the Japan disasters digital archive (JDA) and its geo-location functions

Psychology and disasters

‘We might not move back’: flood-affected residents ponder future after third flooding event in a year

‘Every time, we wonder if the bridge will go under’: for Hawkesbury residents flooding is now a part of life

Oregonians are united in concerns about wildfires, poll finds

Sociology and disasters

Hundreds of homeless die in extreme heat

What lessons can we learn from Covid-19 responses in African cities?

Today in disaster resilience (24 June 2022)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

Extremely close-range footage of the Foshan tornado, China

Millions of homes underwater as massive floods hit parts of India and Bangladesh

Bordeaux region bans outdoor events as heat wave hits France

Spain battles wildfires fuelled by one of earliest heatwaves on record

Southern China hit by severe rains, floods as ‘dragon boat water’ peaks

Colombia – 8 Killed in Cauca Landslide

Hundreds of thousands evacuated in China after severe flooding

Bangladesh – Severe Floods in North Affect 4.2 Million and Displace 90,000

India – Floods Affect Nearly 5 Million in Assam, Over 200,000 Displaced

Dire Italian drought worsening, breaking records – water authority

Cyprus – Flare-ups in two areas dash hopes of extinguishing north’s fire

Afghan earthquake: At least 1,000 people killed and 1,500 injured

Ivory Coast – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Abidjan After 160mm of Rain in 12 Hours

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Demand for rooftop solar batteries surges as eastern Australian energy prices soar

Climate change is turning more of Central Asia into desert

Burning planet: why are the world’s heatwaves getting more intense?

Heavy industries in Australia’s regions could cut emissions by 80% and create a jobs bonanza, report says

Young Mothers, Pregnant Women Bear Brunt of Climate Change in Earth’s Hottest City

Global warming is threatening the health of people in Britain, study shows

Climate-fuelled wave patterns pose an erosion risk for developing countries

A new farming proposal to reduce carbon emissions involves a lot of trust – and a lot of uncertainty

Satellite images of Las Vegas show just how extreme urban heat islands can get

From Vanuatu law school to the Hague: the fight to recognise climate harm in international law

Australia has a once in a lifetime opportunity to break the stranglehold fossil fuels have on our politics

NSW’s biggest coal mine to close in 2030. Now what about the workers?

Western Europeans pant in early summer heatwave compounding climate change fears

Changes in the jet stream are steering autumn rain away from southeast Australia

La Niña officially over, but Bureau of Meteorology says it might be back in spring

‘Historic’ weather: why a cocktail of natural disasters is battering the US

How millions of lives can be saved if the US acts now on climate

4 ways to understand why Australia is so cold right now despite global warming

Ambitious partnership needed for reliable climate prediction

Antarctic sea ice extent lowest ever recorded

Rare ‘triple’ La Niña climate event looks likely — what does the future hold?

Current global efforts are insufficient to limit warming to 1.5°C

Disaster risk reduction

The warning you might get before the next big quake

Wildfire probability models calibrated using past human and lightning ignition patterns can inform mitigation of post-fire hydrologic hazards

Yellowstone River flooding is a 1 in 500-year event, US Geological Survey says

The cheaper we build our buildings, the more they cost after an earthquake, wildfire or tornado

Urban storm flood simulation using improved SWMM based on K-means clustering of parameter samples

Multicriterial analysis used for the optimisation of dike system management

Climate Change Is a Component of Disasters — but That’s Not the Whole Story

Improving early warning systems in the remote Himalayas

A Proposed Methodological Approach for Considering Community Resilience in Technology Development and Disaster Management Pilot Testing

Earlier flood forecasting could help avoid disaster in Japan

Different drought types and the spatial variability in their hazard, impact, and propagation characteristics

FEMA Gets Specific in Urging Congress to Act on NFIP Reform and Reauthorization

Quantifying the environmental limits to fire spread in grassy ecosystems

Study Finds That a Shocking Number of Wildfires Are Caused By…Electrocuted Birds

Set It Back: Moving Levees to Benefit Rivers, Wildlife and Communities

Marseille, Alexandria and Istanbul prepare for Mediterranean tsunami

Emergency management

Severe Storms Expose Ill-Equipped Weather Stations in Southeast Africa

A numerical approach to understand the responses of passenger vehicles moving through floodwaters

Now, like cyclones, heatwaves to get names too

Unicef says 1.6m children stranded by floods in Bangladesh need urgent help

Covid surges across Europe as experts warn not let guard down

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Training for Newly Elected Local Level Authorities on Localization of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Launched

Clues to long COVID

A new, open-source software that decrypts social media messages to help manage risks and disasters

Psychology and disasters

COVID-19 and Psychology: People and Society in Times of Pandemic

UCI-led study links repeated hurricane exposure to adverse psychological symptoms

The happiest people benefit from close social connections and resilience against life’s complications

Sociology and disasters

The impact of disasters on hyper-marginalised people and communities

In One Oregon City, the Disability Community Is Ensuring They Aren’t Left Out of Disaster Planning

How COVID has deepened inequality — in six stark graphics

A U.S. News Healthiest Communities analysis shows how racial and ethnic minority groups are at highest risk from various natural hazards

Today in disaster resilience (17 June 2022)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

Historic rain event floods, wrecks Yellowstone

Excessive heat rolls east, bakes much of central, eastern US

Thousands ordered to evacuate as Pipeline Fire grows near Flagstaff, Arizona

Turkey – 1 Dead, Several Injured After Floods in 5 Provinces

Over a third of US population urged to stay indoors amid record-breaking heat

More than 100 towns in Italy’s Po valley asked to ration water

California, 1 of 5 states with most human-caused wildfires

Ankara’s deadliest flood in recent memory, Turkey

South Africa – Flood Chaos in Cape Town After Days of Heavy Rain

India – Deadly Landslide and Flash Floods in Guwahati, Assam

Heat, humidity kill at least 2,000 Kansas cattle, state says

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Jun 2022: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

What Extreme Heat Does to the Human Body

Spain and southern France hit by second extreme heat event of year

Event attribution is one of the fastest developing areas of climate science since it began 20 years ago

Summer has transformed into ‘danger season,’ scientists warn

New Zealand to price sheep and cow burps to cut greenhouse gases

A multi-method framework for global real-time climate attribution

Why Climate Change Impacts Women Differently Than Men

Australia’s “largest grid forming battery” to go ahead after landing finance deal

Synergy coal power stations including Muja to close as WA Government prioritises renewable energy

Atmospheric river that ravaged Yellowstone National Park is part of climate change pattern

Climate change: More fossil fuel investment, just ‘delusional’, warns Guterres

What happens in India doesn’t stay in India. Why this deadly heat wave has a wide reach

Recent Trends in Heat-Related Mortality in the United States: An Update through 2018

Climate change: Rising sea levels threaten 200,000 England properties

New data reveals extraordinary global heating in the Arctic

May 2022 was Earth’s 6th-warmest May

Satellites zoom in on cities’ hottest neighborhoods to help combat the urban heat island effect

Greenland’s many small glaciers are melting more rapidly as the Arctic warms, contributing to sea level rise

Court allows expert evidence in legal first climate case against NSW Water Sharing Plan

Heatwaves are getting deadlier – here’s how to combat them

When climate justice goes wrong: Maladaptation and deep co-production in transformative environmental science and policy

Climate change: Bonn talks end in acrimony over compensation

Ambitious partnership needed for reliable climate prediction

Record-shattering events spur advances in tying climate change to extreme weather

Disaster risk reduction

A Community-Led Landslide Prediction System in India

How should an Australian ‘centre for disease control’ prepare us for the next pandemic?

Disaster Resilient and Responsive Public Financial Management: An Assessment Tool

Scientists get closer to predicting economic losses from wildfires

Scientists provide explanation for exceptional Tonga tsunami

Biden admin: Stop flood insurance for new, risky homes

Exploring disaster impacts on adaptation actions in 549 cities worldwide

The Rising Risk of Flooding in Poland

New maps of global geological provinces and tectonic plates

A treacherous California fire season made more dangerous by drought, water restrictions

It’s time to come clean on Lismore’s future. People and businesses have to relocate away from the floodplains

It’s a race against time to flood-proof informal settlements

Assessing social vulnerability and identifying spatial hotspots of flood risk to inform socially just flood management policy

Tsunami excitation in the outer wedge of global subduction zones

How important is seismic risk relative to all other aspects of the built environment?

A research agenda towards disaster risk management pathways in multi-(hazard-)risk assessment

Artificial intelligence and avalanche warning

Emergency management

Naming heatwaves may help warn of the risks associated with them

A near-real-time global landslide incident reporting tool demonstrator using social media and artificial intelligence

Has COVID affected your sleep? Here’s how viruses can change our sleeping patterns

Flooding pummels Yellowstone region, leaves many stranded

Research shows natural infection with Omicron doesn’t produce a strong immune response, so people can quickly become reinfected

Study of triple vaccinated people also says Omicron infection does little to reduce chance of catching variant again

We’re Not Out of the Pandemic Woods Yet

Brisbane City Council budget reveals rates rise to recover from flood, COVID-19 pandemic

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Prepare for wildfire and harden your home now

Can the USGS install a streamgage at my location?

Disaster risk and resilience in the news, and news from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community and beyond

How to Prepare for a Hyperactive Hurricane Season

A new online tool that allows any resident of the United States with Internet access to see their home’s relative risk of catastrophic wildfire over the next 30 years

Psychology and disasters

Impact of risk experience and personal exposure on coastal flooding and coastal erosion risk perception and coping strategies

Grenfell fire: Almost 1,500 children treated for trauma over disaster – with bonfires and candles ‘triggering’ survivors

Sociology and disasters

California vineyard laborers wanted wildfire safety. Then came a shadowy counter-movement

Social capital’s impact on COVID-19 outcomes at local levels’s_impact_on_COVID-19_outcomes_at_local_levels

This study aims to quantitatively evaluate the effects of flood control measures and educational support in terms of flood vulnerability of the poor at the household level

As taps run dry, Mexican drought fuels anger over water inequality

Decolonising disasters

Native Americans struggle to recover from Hurricane Ida

Today in disaster resilience (10 June 2022)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

Heavy rain kills 56 in northeast Brazil

France – One Dead as Fierce Storms Wreak Havoc Across 65 Departments

Cuba – Deadly Flash Floods After 300mm of Rain

“Dangerous and life-threatening” flooding in Miami as tropical system drenches south Florida

Wild wet weather smashes Adelaide as emergency services work to clean up damage while bracing for more rain

Powerful phreatic eruption at Bulusan volcano, Philippines

157 Forest Fires Broke Out in Greece in Three Days

Flood alerts issued as more torrential rain forecast to hit China

More Than 22 Million in Southwest Brace for Dangerous Heat

Suriname – Ongoing Floods Threaten Health and Food Security

Argentina and Chile – Heavy Rain Causes Deadly Mudslide and Floods in South

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Jun 2022: Etna volcano, Fuego, Krakatau, Semeru, Dukono, Reventador

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Cambridge engineers invent world’s first zero emissions cement

WEF climate change: ‘It’s now or never’

German judges visit Peru glacial lake in unprecedented climate crisis lawsuit

Vanuatu declares climate emergency

Tectonic plates were, until recently, the Earth’s major climate driver

$1m community battery unveiled in Melbourne in move towards more renewable energy

Tower of power: new office building to be fully clad in solar panels in Australian first

We cannot adapt our way out of climate crisis, warns leading scientist

Earth Hits Record Carbon Dioxide Levels

After winning the climate election, Labor must be the climate government the whole world needs

“Oceans Give, Oceans Take”: Their role in climate change

‘Apocalyptic skies’: the dust storms devastating Gulf states and Syria

Turning High-Rise Buildings Into Batteries

Despite Glasgow Climate Pact 2030 climate target updates have stalled

“Limited time:” World will lock in 1.5°C warming by 2025 without big emissions cuts

IPCC emission scenarios: How did critiques affect their quality and relevance 1990–2022?

Funding needed for climate disasters has risen ‘more than 800%’ in 20 years

Water, Wildfire, and Climate Change

Australia’s total coal mine methane emissions double official estimates, Ember report finds

EU wants to ban combustion-engine cars by 2035

Uber’s new incentive for thousands of electric vehicle drivers amid plan to eliminate petrol cars

From town to country, we must act as one on climate change

Forecasting Change: Summers are getting hotter in Central Florida

Climate scientists say expected ocean changes require planning for many generations ahead

Disaster risk reduction

Arc volcanoes are wetter than previously thought, with scientific and economic implications

Disaster upon disaster: Wildfires are contaminating the West’s depleting water with ashy sludge

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

Time Series Features for Supporting Hydrometeorological Explorations and Predictions in Ungauged Locations Using Large Datasets

The future of nuclear power — monitoring, modelling, and managing risk

Insurance Council says cost of northern NSW and south-east Queensland floods now at $4.3 billion

Mobility and resilience: A global assessment of flood impacts on urban road networks

Monitoring Earthquakes at the Speed of Light

Disaster losses & statistics

Mongolia flood defence project shows the way for urban adaptation

Seismic detection of euroquakes originating from Europa’s silicate interior

A RAFT to Coastal Resilience: ODU Researchers Collaborate to Help Rural Communities Combat Flooding Impacts

A huge Atlantic ocean current is slowing down. If it collapses, La Niña could become the norm for Australia

Fire on Earth is not increasing

A mega-tsunami in the Pacific north-west? It could be worse than predicted, study says

‘Power of the river’: New Mississippi River channel prompts Corps to take action

Lab earthquakes show how grains at fault boundaries lead to major quakes

Indigenous knowledge reveals history of fire-prone California forest

Slow water: can we tame urban floods by going with the flow?

Great timing, supercomputer upgrade led to successful forecast of volcanic eruption

A root cause of flooding in Accra: developers clogging up the city’s wetlands

“Landslide Graveyard” Holds Clues to Long-Term Tsunami Trends

What Drives Hazard Mitigation Policy Adoption?

New maps of global geological provinces and tectonic plates

26 Orogenies: A tale told by the continents–HPPmcG-o

Researchers discover Australian city at risk of ‘devastating’ earthquake

‘Triple La Niña’: Australia may face another summer of flooding rains, US expert warns

Emergency management

Months on from devastating Lismore floods, 1,300 people are still unable to return home

Flood-Resilient Mass Transit Planning in Ouagadougou

Biden to visit New Mexico in wake of historic wildfire season

Becoming better at planning for disasters

Death toll from heat wave climbs as B.C. coroner report calls for change

Tonga recovers its voice in the wake of deadly volcanic eruption

Learning From Hurricane Laura’s Near Miss

Pasha Bulker storm remembered 15 years on

Long COVID Risk Falls Only Slightly after Vaccination

Disaster education, communications and engagement

10 Interesting Facts about Wildfires

Adaptation Fund Raises Awareness of Climate Adaptation to Students of Prominent International School Based in Italy

NOAA asks to hear public’s tornado experience for research, improve alerts

New York Renters will Soon Know Their Flood Risk

Disaster Emotional Prep Kit

Psychology and disasters

Adapting to Chronic Flooding: Survivors’ Stories and Actions they Take!

Sociology and disasters

How FEMA helps white and rich Americans escape floods

Fears pandemic education fallout not over

Building disaster resilience among the vulnerable

Hard hit by COVID-19, Black Americans are recovering slowly

Today in disaster resilience (27 May 2022)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

Over 1.5 million children at risk as devastating floods hit Bangladesh

At least 9 killed as fast-moving severe thunderstorms hit the most populated part of Canada, leaving 1 000 km of damage

Severe hailstorm hits Bihar, claiming lives of at least 33 people

Residents of Durban and its surrounding areas are now assessing the damage to their houses and cars after a weekend of intense rainfall and floods

Indonesia – Floods and Landslides Leave 4 Dead, Thousands Affected

South Africa – Evacuations After More Flooding in KwaZulu-Natal

Bangladesh – Millions Hit by Floods in North East

Brazil – Rising Rivers Affect 300,000 in Amazonas State

Colombia – Floods and Landslides Affect 5,000 in Meta Department, Airport Flooded in Villavicencio

Black Fire Update

Vietnam – Deadly Flash Floods and Landslides in Northern Provinces

Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits southern Peru

Large tornadoes hit west Texas, U.S.

NSW Far west town of Menindee about to flood, but some wish it had happened much sooner

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 May 2022: Fuego volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Bezymianny

Brazil – Homes Destroyed, Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Pernambuco, Alagoas and Paraíba

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change and mismanagement sowed the seeds of a cholera outbreak

Climate Change made devastating early heat in India and Pakistan 30 times more likely

With climate change fueling wildfires, changes are needed to prevent worse scenarios

Welcome to the Heat Action Platform

Australia election: Anthony Albanese signals climate policy change

Sharp cut in methane now could help avoid worst of climate crisis

Homeowners face managed retreat as climate risks worsen

Australians voted for stronger action on climate change. Will they get it?

‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51C

Climate Action Plans Tailored to Indian Cities

Global warming may have worsened series of flood disasters, says Bureau of Meteorology

How plate tectonics, mountains and deep-sea sediments have maintained Earth’s ‘Goldilocks’ climate

A List of the Climate Progress We’ve Made in 2022

5 Things COP27 Must Achieve for Vulnerable Countries

Disaster risk reduction

Land Use Planning in Levee Protected Areas

Sediment Residence Times in Large Rivers Quantified Using a Cosmogenic Nuclides Based Transport Model and Implications for Buffering of Continental Erosion Signals

Disaster Prevention and Management: Volume 31 Issue 1

Explosive Tonga volcano ‘surprisingly intact’

Immense crater hole created in Tonga volcano

Building the evidence for more effective disaster risk reduction

Fighting fire with fire: Controlled burns remain essential as US wildfires intensify

New Earth Science data

More floods forecast for Australia’s east as La Niña weather pattern lingers

Emergency management

Hurricane outlook for Hawaiʻi is quieter than normal, but wildfire peak will come sooner

VICSES embraces the future of road crash rescue

Viruses that were on hiatus during Covid are back — and behaving in unexpected ways

Special Climate Statement 76 – Extreme rainfall and flooding in south-eastern Queensland and eastern New South Wales

Warning signs ahead of monkeypox outbreak went unheeded, experts say

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Why teaching the IB helps address global issues

The Hazardscape Game

How to Survive Extreme Heat

Psychology and disasters

What is geopsychiatry?

Mental Illness Too Often Wrongly Associated With Gun Violence

Climate Change and Mental Health

Sociology and disasters

Disability and disaster risk

Living Together: Connecting housing, social well-being and resilience

Gender in DRR – Mainstreamed Into Invisibility