Today in disaster resilience (31 March 2017)

Please find below links to news from around the world related to some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Avalanche hits school group in Nasu, Japan http://www.smh.com.au/world/avalanche-hits-school-group-in-nasu-japan-20170327-gv7e1v

Peru’s devastating floods cause US$3 billion in damage http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Peru-s-devastating-floods-cause-US-3-billion-in-damage_93638

EF1 Tornado hit Clermont County Sunday, National Weather Service says http://www.wcpo.com/weather/tornado-hit-clermont-county-sunday-national-weather-service-says

Mudslide buries Peruvian village, leaving little to claim http://www.wral.com/mudslide-buries-peruvian-village-leaving-little-to-claim/16605899/

Cyclone Debbie live updates: Queensland cleans up as storm moves inland http://www.theage.com.au/queensland/cyclone-debbie-live-updates-queensland-cleans-up-as-storm-moves-inland-20170328-gv8l1o.html?platform=hootsuite

The science behind Cyclone Debbie http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2017/03/the-science-behind-cyclone-debbie?adbsc=social_20170328_71149666&adbid=846854421430489088&adbpl=tw&adbpr=34800396

Cyclone Debbie by the numbers: How it compares with Cyclone Tracy, Marcia, Yasi http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/cyclone-debbie-by-the-numbers-how-it-compares-with-cyclone-tracy-marcia-yasi-and-the-others-20170329-gv8vze.html?utm_content=buffer2fe78&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Peru floods: Four killed as Piura bursts its banks http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39418314

NSW floods: Sirens sound in Lismore as levee cracks and floods city http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/nsw-floods-sirens-sound-in-lismore-as-levee-cracks-and-floods-city-20170330-gvag39.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nc&eid=socialn%3Atwi-13omn1677-edtrl-other%3Annn-17%2F02%2F2014-edtrs_socialshare-all-nnn-nnn-vars-o%26sa%3DD%26usg%3DALhdy28zsr6qiq

Beaudesert hit with record floods http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/03/31/beaudesert-hit-record-floods

Residents who copped the worst of the 2011 Brisbane flood brace for the worst again as waters rise http://www.couriermail.com.au/technology/residents-who-copped-the-worst-of-the-2011-brisbane-flood-brace-for-the-worst-again-as-waters-rise/news-story/6eefdfdb4de9cbd750be633459e42635

Disaster risk reduction

Kiwi scientist’s trek to volcanic hotspot http://www.nzherald.co.nz/science/news/article.cfm?c_id=82&objectid=11825872

Episodic Tremor and Slip http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/pprs-pprp/pubs/GF-GI/GEOFACT_ETS_e.pdf

The Mitchell Creek landslide in British Columbia, Canada http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/03/24/mitchell-creek-landslide-1/

Notorious L.A. earthquake fault more dangerous than experts believed, new research shows http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-newport-inglewood-earthquake-20170321-story.html

European Forum targets disaster risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52479

Lloyd’s calls on insurers to improve cities’ resilience to catastrophes http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/lloyd-s-calls-on-insurers-to-improve-cities-resilience-to-catastrophes-11466

Future cities: building infrastructure resilience https://www.lloyds.com/~/media/files/news%20and%20insight/risk%20insight/2017/arup/lloyds_arup%20future%20cities%202017.pdf

Thunderstorms Pose as Much Property Risk as Hurricanes http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/03/27/thunderstorms-pose-as-much-property-risk-as-hurricanes/

M=4.5 earthquake highlights Hawaii’s tectonic past, present, and future http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/m4-5-earthquake-highlights-hawaiis-tectonic-past-present-and-future-2863/

Saving the Flame by Protecting Azerbaijan’s Mountain Communities from Flooding https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/land-of-fire

A new eruption from Kambalny in southern Kamchatka https://www.wired.com/2017/03/russian-volcano-just-erupted-first-time-centuries/?mbid=social_twitter

More than a Hundred Years of Flooding and Erosion in One Event http://www.geosociety.org/GSA/News/Releases/GSA/News/pr/2017/17-17.aspx

New Hydro Map Service Available https://www.usgs.gov/news/new-hydro-map-service-available

JR firms hone earthquake-response systems for shinkansen lines http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/28/national/jr-firms-hone-earthquake-response-systems-for-shinkansen-lines/#.WNrRndKGPIU

How Affordable Is Flood Insurance in New York City and What Can Be Done to Address Affordability Issues? https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9957.html?adbsc=social_20170328_1408601&adbid=846815411161092096&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

Asia suffered S$116b losses from disasters last year, study shows http://www.todayonline.com/business/asia-suffered-s116b-losses-disasters-last-year-study-shows?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 http://media.swissre.com/documents/sigma2_2017_en.pdf

Peru’s deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities http://news.trust.org/item/20170323090649-vafut/

New data needed to improve prescribing, combat threat of antibiotic resistance http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/issue-briefs/2017/03/trends-in-us-antibiotic-use

The Real Threat to National Security: Deadly Disease https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/opinion/the-real-threat-to-national-security-deadly-disease.html?_r=0

Cyclone Debbie: we can design cities to withstand these natural disasters https://theconversation.com/cyclone-debbie-we-can-design-cities-to-withstand-these-natural-disasters-75287

Where Levees Fail In California, Nature Can Step In To Nurture Rivers http://www.npr.org/2017/03/29/521939643/where-levees-fail-in-california-nature-can-step-in-to-nurture-rivers?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Santa Monica adopts nation’s most extensive earthquake retrofit plan http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-santa-monica-earthquake-retrofit-20170328-story.html

Linking spatial fire planning to management of large fires https://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/projects/linking-spatial-fire-planning-management-large-fires?platform=hootsuite

Since 2000, Earth Observing-1 has provided stunning views of our planet. Now its work comes to an end https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Gallery/eo1.php?src=features-hp&eocn=home&eoci=feature

Econometric modeling of fire management expenditures https://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/projects/econometric-modeling-fire-management-expenditures?platform=hootsuite

Resilient Thessaloniki strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/city/thessaloniki#/-_/

Emergency management

The Future of Tornado Warnings: More Precise, More Lead Time, Fewer False Alarms https://weather.com/storms/tornado/news/tornado-warnings-future-facets-nssl

Study shows refugees’ and immigrants’ resilience in disasters https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/news-events-and-notices/news/news-2017/02/study-shows-refugees-and-immigrants-resilience-in-disasters.html

Manitoba flood forecast data centre getting busy http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/floods-forecast-unduche-manitoba-1.4039604

Think of the children when disasters strike http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/uncategorized/325470-think-of-the-children-when-disasters-strike?platform=hootsuite

Outback training weekend ‘turns to disaster’ in far west New South Wales http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-27/outback-training-weekend-turns-to-mock-disaster/8383142?platform=hootsuite

Canyon Fire Shelter Deployment and Entrapment Incident Review http://wildfiretoday.com/documents/Canyon_Fire_Review.pdf

IoT: Connected Emergency Services https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/iot-connected-emergency-services-marc-valls-estefanell

What is left when Peru’s flood waters recede? http://in.reuters.com/article/peru-floods-idINKBN16Y20N?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20reuters%2FINworldNews%20%28News%20%2F%20IN%20%2F%20World%20News%29

Boulder Fire Is a Reminder of the Need for Community Collaborations https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/near-misses-and-far-sightedness-boulder-fire-is-a-reminder-of-the-need-for-community-collaborations

New tsunami sirens to be installed on Vancouver Island http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/new-tsunami-sirens-to-be-installed-on-vancouver-island-1.3344444

Trump to Toss Obama’s Orders to Prepare for Extreme Weather https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-27/trump-said-to-toss-obama-s-orders-to-prepare-for-extreme-weather

Appointment of CFA Chief Officer http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/appointment-of-chief-officer.html

Cyclones in Queensland: Learning from five of the worst ever recorded http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-27/learning-from-history-five-of-the-worst-recorded-cyclones/8389558

Kaikoura Earthquake produced seven-metre tsunami http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11827071

Contemporary patterns of fire extent and severity in forests of the Pacific Northwest, USA (1985–2010) http://www.nwfirescience.org/biblio/contemporary-patterns-fire-extent-and-severity-forests-pacific-northwest-usa-1985%E2%80%932010?platform=hootsuite

Australian tropical cyclone activity lower than at any time over the past 550–1,500 years http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v505/n7485/abs/nature12882.html

Matthew: A storm of three tales https://www.munichre.com/en/reinsurance/magazine/topics-online/2017/topics-geo/hurricane-matthew/index.html

New technology will transform how floods are forecast across England https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/28/new-technology-will-transform-how-floods-are-forecast-across-england/

Worldwide Waterwatch March 2017 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/3/15/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-march-2017

Up, up and very far away: Remote sensing in flood response https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/30/up-up-and-very-far-away-remote-sensing-in-flood-response/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Great English Earthquake http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/heritage/heritage_column_the_earthquake_at_fairlop_1_4947811

Citizen Seismology http://www.citizenseismology.eu/

Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness https://disaster.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/specialpopulationsanddisasters.html

Pet Disaster-Preparedness Kit http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/tips/pet_disaster_preparedness_kit.html

Vehicles as weapons: can we be prepared? https://preparednessthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/vehicles-as-weapons-can-we-be-prepared/

Cyclone Debbie: How the BOM names cyclones http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-25/cyclone-debbie-how-are-cyclones-named/8386496

What is a cyclone? The difference between a cyclone, hurricane and typhoon http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/what-cyclone-difference-between-cyclone-hurricane-typhoon-1613969?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

New tool lets Delawareans check for flood risk http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2017/03/26/new-areas-delaware-show-up-flood-maps/99204028/

Do you want to make a difference to flood risk in the South West? https://www.gov.uk/government/news/do-you-want-to-make-a-difference-to-flood-risk-in-the-south-west–2

Public foresight activities for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation http://www.placard-network.eu/using-foresight-in-public-to-public-partnerships-reflections-from-era-learn-training/?utm_content=bufferb4e41&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

To engage citizens in planning technology must be matched with a participatory culture https://dailyplanet.climate-kic.org/technology-must-matched-participatory-culture-engage-citizens-planning/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Self Recovery App https://www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies/self-recovery-app/index.html

Disaster psychology

The role of prior experience in informing and motivating earthquake preparedness http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916303296

Preparedness behaviours and attitudes http://ncdp.columbia.edu/research/preparedness-attitudes-behaviors/

Lions, Lambs & Lone Wolves: Archetypical Disaster Roles and their Relationship to Preparedness Behaviors http://ncdptraining.cumc.columbia.edu/~columbia/files/Abramson%20APHA%202010%20Lions%20Lambs%20Lone%20Wolves%20poster.pdf

Backing our frontline: Paramedic’s pain after witnessing relative’s attempted suicide http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/backing-our-frontline-paramedics-pain-after-witnessing-relatives-attempted-suicide-20170317-gv0ue7.html

Life experiences boost quake preparation http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11826893

Worried about shark attacks or terrorism? Here’s how to think about the real risk of rare events https://theconversation.com/worried-about-shark-attacks-or-terrorism-heres-how-to-think-about-the-real-risk-of-rare-events-74690?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20March%2030%202017%20-%2070865329&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20March%2030%202017%20-%2070865329+CID_bc4a224fbb7f6e36f99c0561b9fe0615&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=Worried%20about%20shark%20attacks%20or%20terrorism%20Heres%20how%20to%20think%20about%20the%20real%20risk%20of%20rare%20events

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making http://www.sjdm.org/

Direct experience of a disaster can be a strong motivator of preparedness http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916303296

Four ways you can help your kids deal with a natural disaster https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-alerts/news/four-ways-you-can-help-your-kids-deal-with-a-natural-disaster

Alberta social workers consider network for co-ordinated disaster response http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-social-work-disaster-response-1.4045712?cmp=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Today in disaster resilience (24 March 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

At least 75 dead, 626,298 affected as natural disasters hit Peru http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/noticia-at-least-75-dead-626298-affected-as-natural-disasters-hit-peru-658878.aspx

Thousands Still Trapped By Northern NSW Floods http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/03/19/thousands-still-trapped-by-northern-nsw-floods_a_21902776/

Burundi – Floods and Landslides Leave 6 Dead, 160 Homes Destroyed http://floodlist.com/africa/burundi-floods-cibitoke-bujumbura-march-2017

Namibia braces for worst flooding in living memory, over 70 dead https://watchers.news/2017/03/20/namibia-braces-for-worst-flooding-in-living-memory-over-70-dead/

Drone footage shows widespread flooding in Peru http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/21/drone-footage-shows-widespread-flooding-peru/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The hidden threat behind Kenya’s worsening drought https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/03/02/hidden-threat-behind-kenya%E2%80%99s-worsening-drought

London attack: At least four dead, 20 injured after terrorist targets Westminster Bridge, Houses of Parliament http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-23/london-terrorist-attack-on-uk-parliament-westminster-bridge/8378392

Another Tornado Record’s in Sight for U.S. as Thunderstorms Boom https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-23/another-tornado-record-s-in-sight-for-u-s-as-thunderstorms-boom

Wildfire Fears In Jefferson County: ‘I’ve Never Seen A Winter Like This’ http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/03/22/jefferson-county-wildfires-colorado/

Botswana: North West District to Mitigate Flood Aftermath http://allafrica.com/stories/201703210359.html

Disaster risk reduction

UNDP, Tohoku University, and Fujitsu start joint project to reduce damages due to disasters http://reliefweb.int/report/world/undp-tohoku-university-and-fujitsu-start-joint-project-reduce-damages-due-disasters

Ply in the sky: wooden buildings on the rise http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201836382/ply-in-the-sky-wooden-buildings-on-the-rise

Assessing Jurisdictional Risk http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Assessing-Jurisdictional-Risk.html?utm_content=buffer4c1ce&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Trump’s cut to flood map program could trigger insurance rate hikes http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-idUSKBN16R2FT

2017 Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction http://reliefweb.int/report/world/mexico-meeting-bring-world-together-disaster-prevention

Disaster risk reduction and sustainable development, two sides of the same coin http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2017/3/17/Disaster-risk-reduction-and-sustainable-development-two-sides-of-the-same-coin.html

Creating a register for managing water levels https://data.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/20/creating-a-register-for-managing-water-levels/

Tiny Nevada Town Flooded by Failed Dam https://www.floodbarrierusa.com/2017/03/nevada-flooded-failed/

Earthquake expert wins award for research on severity of quake damage based on location http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/90663418/scientist-helping-predict-which-land-will-shake-more-in-a-big-quake

Before the Flood: the Value of Mitigation http://www.governing.com/columns/smart-mgmt/col-value-flood-mitigation.html

GIS Technology Now A Critical Tool In Flood Zone Determination http://www.mortgageorb.com/gis-technology-helps-flood-zone-determinations#.WNLbvznpJJk.twitter

Ancient Quakes Reveal Risk For California: “L.A. Will Sink As Much As 3 Feet” http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/ancient-quakes-reveal-risk-for-california-l-a-will-sink-as-much-as-3-feet_03222017

Sustainability is not enough; we need regenerative cultures https://medium.com/@designforsustainability/sustainability-is-not-enough-we-need-regenerative-cultures-4abb3c78e68b#.eh0mnq1dc

A new wave of hurricane-hunting technology from NOAA explores atmospheric and oceanic interactions in the Caribbean http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/keynotes/keynotes_0117_underwaterglider.html

Haiti And Why We Need More Women Managing Disaster Risk http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/haiti-and-why-we-need-more-women-managing-disaster_us_58befc86e4b05386ddc0ca86?platform=hootsuite

World Water Day: Why tackling flooding remains a sustainability priority https://www.edie.net/blog/World-Water-Day-Why-tackling-flooding-remains-a-sustainability-priority/6098201

Health impacts of extreme events https://health2016.globalchange.gov/extreme-events

New Zealand temblor points to threat of compound quakes http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6331/1250

Forecasting for Catastrophes: How Investment in Weather Services Can Save Lives and Grow Economies http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/03/23/forecasting-for-catastrophes-how-investment-in-weather-services-can-save-lives-and-grow-economies?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

How earthquake forecasting could improve https://eos.org/editors-vox/neotectonics-and-earthquake-forecasting

Maps, Drones Bring Lifesaving Information to Disaster-prone Guatemala http://reliefweb.int/report/guatemala/maps-drones-bring-lifesaving-information-disaster-prone-guatemala?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Calgary looks to mitigate flood effects in city rivers while waiting for upstream plan http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-mitigate-flooding-1.4036970

First Of Sheffield’s Flood Defences Nearing Completion http://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/First-Of-Sheffields-Flood-Defences-Nearing-Completion?platform=hootsuite

Emergency management

A smartphone-based diagnostic platform for rapid detection of Zika, chikungunya, and dengue viruses http://www.nature.com/articles/srep44778

Natural Disaster Response Exercise Vigilant Guard To Begin https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1124303/natural-disaster-response-exercise-vigilant-guard-to-begin-spokesman-says?source=GovDelivery#.WNBHEJbGBlo.twitter

From Concept to Operations: Building Disaster Health Resilience in one of America’s Largest Communities https://www.phe.gov/ASPRBlog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=f59454e5-a08d-4a13-9abe-0d31ef99f1af&ID=246&Web=e1195e40-c916-4c28-aa5a-de2eda4302e4

How disaster relief efforts could be improved with game theory https://theconversation.com/how-disaster-relief-efforts-could-be-improved-with-game-theory-72923

The City of Johannesburg has developed a set of proactive measures in a bid to prevent fatalities during flooding http://www.joburg.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11399&catid=88&Itemid=266

The 2017 US wildfire season is off to alarming start http://gizmodo.com/wildfires-have-already-toasted-a-staggering-amount-of-l-1793496136?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow&utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_twitter&utm_source=io9_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Bermuda takes part in tsunami exercise http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170321/bermuda-takes-part-in-tsunami-exercise

Responding to forest fires in Europe http://ec.europa.eu/echo/what-we-do/civil-protection/forest-fires_en

San Jose flood destroys professor’s house http://lavozdeanza.com/news/2017/03/21/san-jose-flood-destroys-professors-house/

Trump budget blueprint raises questions about disaster aid http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/16/politics/trump-budget-cdbg-block-grant-cuts/index.html

Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians Collaborate to Prepare for Earthquake http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2017/march/israelis-palestinians-jordanians-collaborate-to-prepare-for-earthquake

Stranded residents question flood warnings on NSW north coast http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-22/locals-query-why-no-warning-was-given-for-heavy-rain/8377698

Ushahidi Supporting crisis response efforts in Peru https://www.ushahidi.com/blog/2017/03/23/supporting-crisis-response-efforts-in-peru

San Jose flood: A month later, 500 have yet to return home http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/23/san-jose-flood-a-month-later-500-have-yet-to-return-home/?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1490305115

In cyclone’s wake, UN appeals for $20 million to help affected populations in Madagascar http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56408&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#.WNRHadKGPIU

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Measures of Community Resilience for Local Decision Makers https://www.nap.edu/download/21911

NFPA and State Farm announce winners of 2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project awards http://www.nfpa.org/news-and-research/news-and-media/press-room/news-releases/2017/nfpa-and-state-farm-announce-winners-of-2017-wildfire-community-preparedness-day-project-awards?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nfpanewsreleases+(NFPA+News+Releases)

World Meteorological Day – 23 March 2017: post your cloud pics https://public.wmo.int/en/WorldMetDay2017

Flooding advice for children http://www.newground.co.uk/news-events-media/knowledge-centre/flooding-advice-for-children/

Community-based learning for sustainable development http://uil.unesco.org/literacy-and-basic-skills/community-engagement/community-based-learning-sustainable-development

How to foster long-term recovery after a wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/long-term-recovery-planning-thinking-start/

Statistics on US wildfires https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm

Teens taught search and rescue skills http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-news/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503768&objectid=11819457

World Water Day: Take Action around the World to Tackle a Water Crisis http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/03/22/world-water-day-2017?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Guy drives into a raging flood. You’ll definitely believe what happens next https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/03/22/guy-drives-into-a-raging-flood-youll-definitely-believe-what-happens-next/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_term=.b6c31a90e651

City to Help Residents Prepare, Respond to Potential Tsunamis https://lbpost.com/news/2000010617-city-to-help-residents-prepare-respond-to-potential-tsunamis

Engaging youth in post-disaster research: Lessons learned from a creative methods approach http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/ijcre/article/view/4875

Met office gets young visitors http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/met-office-gets-young-visitors/article17621406.ece?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

SEPA flood education models http://laserflair.co.uk/sepa-flood-education-models/

Vehicles become vulnerable to moving floodwaters once the depth reached the floor of the car https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/half-metre-deep-flood-flowing-like-being-hit-by-an/3158405/

Social Media and Emergency Management

Evidence of Complex Contagion of Information in Social Media: An Experiment Using Twitter Bots https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.06027

Obsessive Use of Social Media Tied to Brain Imbalance https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/03/20/obsessive-use-of-social-media-tied-to-brain-imbalance/117918.html?li_source=LI&li_medium=hot-topics&utm_content=buffer5911d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Social media users 2017 infographic https://www.tracx.com/resources/blog/social-media-demographics-2017-marketers/

Social Media: Tornado Safety https://www.weather.gov/wrn/spring2017-tornado-sm?utm_content=buffer45f1c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Social media users around the world have united in a show of support for the people of Britain following the terror attack in London http://news.sky.com/story/westminster-attack-social-media-unites-wearenotafraid-prayforlondon-10810970?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter

Twitter purged nearly 377,000 accounts suspected of supporting terrorism in the last six months of 2016 http://fox40.com/2017/03/23/twitters-purging-terror-accounts-at-a-dizzying-rate-tmwsp/

Disaster psychology

Coping in a ‘disaster zone’: How do adults and children deal with ongoing trauma? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-11/christchurch-how-adults-and-children-deal-with-ongoing-trauma/8344908

Documentary ‘Newtown’ examines a town’s lasting trauma http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/documentary-newtown-examines-towns-lasting-trauma/#.WNGQVlxDbNs.twitter

Heat exposure associated with mental illness https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170321123641.htm

How to cope with traumatic news – an illustrated guide http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-23/illustrated-guide-coping-traumatic-news/5985104

Today in disaster resilience (17 March 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Nearly 90 per cent of Queensland in drought after latest declarations http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/nearly-90-per-cent-of-queensland-in-drought-after-latest-declarations-20170312-guwai4.html

Canadian town declares emergency after 57-hour blizzard https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/canadian-town-declares-emergency-after-57-hour-blizzard/80215

Ethiopian landslide puts focus on landfill squatters http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/12/africa/ethiopia-trash-landslide/index.html

New Zealand – Over 300 Homes Damaged as More Flooding Hits North Island http://floodlist.com/australia/new-zealand-north-island-floods-march-2017

Magnitude of floods ‘far worse’ https://www.newera.com.na/2017/03/13/magnitude-of-floods-far-worse/

Super storm to hit Sydney and Brisbane http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/rain-hail-flash-flooding-predicted-as-super-storm-set-to-lash-sydney-brisbane/news-story/e3dbd644fe2c3709f602192d39d64665

Popular tourist spot Alicante is hit by worst floods in 20 years http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4313180/Alicante-Spain-hit-worst-floods-20-years.html

NSW storms: SES rescues four people as heavy rain causes chaos in Sydney http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-14/bom-forecasts-rain-for-sydney-severe-thunderstorms-for-nsw/8351422

Activity at Mount Etna spreading to all craters, Italy https://watchers.news/2017/03/15/activity-at-mount-etna-spreading-to-all-craters-march-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Austria avalanche: Four skiers dead in Tyrol http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39283797

BOM issues severe weather warning as flash flooding, heavy rain hits state’s north http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-15/flash-flooding-causes-chaos-in-coffs-harbour/8356920

Colombia – Floods Affect 2,000 After Rivers Overflow in Urabá, Antioquia http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-affect-2000-rivers-overflow-uraba-antioquia

Floods in Oshikango displace businesses https://www.newera.com.na/2017/03/15/floods-in-oshikango-displace-businesses/

Five killed in Northeast winter storm, coastal areas flooding http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/03/15/Five-killed-in-Northeast-winter-storm-coastal-areas-flooding/2891489572876/

Active volcanoes in the world: March 8 – 14, 2017 https://watchers.news/2017/03/16/active-volcanoes-in-the-world-march-8-14-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Major flooding after heavy rains hit Peru https://watchers.news/2017/03/16/major-flooding-after-heavy-rains-hit-peru/

Disaster risk reduction

One-third of Colorado under moderate drought conditions as officials wary of wildfires, flooding http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/one-third-of-colorado-under-moderate-drought-conditions-as-officials-wary-of-wildfires-flooding

Resilience in the new Constitution for Mexico City http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/resilience-in-the-new-constitution-for-mexico-city#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Seismic lessons from Japan’s Tohoku earthquake http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/shaken-beliefs-seismic-lessons-from-japans-tohoku-earthquake

Earthquake assessment group set up http://times-age.co.nz/earthquake-assessment-group-set/

Tracking Volcanic Bombs in Three Dimensions https://eos.org/research-spotlights/tracking-volcanic-bombs-in-three-dimensions

Hat Yai’s flood resilience measures https://www.acccrn.net/news/coming-terms-reality-flooding-hat-yai

Kaikoura earthquake ruptured 21 faults – that’s possibly a world record http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/90444877/kaikoura-earthquake-ruptured-21-faults–possibly-a-world-record

EMO to get new flood-risk tool from NSCC http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1441612-emo-to-get-new-flood-risk-tool-from-nscc

NIWA adds more faults to the latest Kaikoura fault rupture map https://watchers.news/2017/03/15/fault-rupture-map-after-m7-8-kaikoura-earthquake/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Researchers Begin Second Year of Tornado Study in Southeastern United States http://blog.nssl.noaa.gov/nsslnews/2017/03/vortexmediaday/

Complex picture for likelihood of ENSO-driven flood hazard http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14796

Wellington Resilience Strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/city/wellington#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Earthquake hotspots identified in regional Queensland as seismic activity heats up http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-13/report-identifies-earthquake-hotspots-in-regional-qld/8349172

Flood prevention measures need closer monitoring https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4018/flood_prevention_measures_need_closer_monitoring

Natural measures to prevent floods valuable but not ‘a silver bullet’, say researchers http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/news/201703_Natural_flood_management

Rain, rivers and risk reduction http://www.paneuropeannetworks.com/government/rain-rivers-and-risk-reduction-2/

Private Flood Insurance Future Could Be Off the Map https://riskmarketnews.com/private-flood-insurance-future-off-map/?utm_content=buffer6df32&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Extreme flood could trap residents of proposed development, SES warns http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/extreme-flood-could-trap-residents-of-proposed-development-ses-warns-20170315-guyf1t.html

The bangs, crackles and hums of Earth’s seismic orchestra https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2017/mar/15/the-bangs-crackles-and-hums-of-earths-seismic-orchestra

Flood risk engineers: the next generation https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/16/flood-risk-engineers-the-next-generation/

GB Top 10 – In defence of flood resilience http://www.governmentbusiness.co.uk/features/gb-top-10-%E2%80%93-defence-flood-resilience

Floods of water, floods of data http://www.i-react.eu/floods-of-water-floods-of-data/

New Flood Maps, More Development http://www.elseif.net/new-flood-maps-more-development?via=tw

Emergency management

Deadly 2012 tornado still fresh in community’s memory http://www.sentinel-echo.com/news/years-after-deadly-tornado-still-fresh-in-community-s-memory/article_4a05b1c4-04f7-11e7-a54c-c34094bc940b.html

Port Hills fires: Lessons for the entire country http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/90199389/Port-Hills-fires-Lessons-for-the-entire-country

It’s safe to return to Fukushima, study suggests http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/it-s-safe-return-fukushima-study-suggests

Morbid obesity in disasters: bringing the “conspicuously invisible” into focus http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/52236

10 stunning side-by-side photos show just how destructive Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami were http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-show-damage-of-japans-2011-disaster-2017-3/?r=AU&IR=T

Caribbean tests tsunami warning system http://reliefweb.int/report/world/caribbean-tests-tsunami-warning-system

Drones saving lives with the Red Cross https://bizedge.co.nz/story/project-hero-drones-saving-lives-red-cross/

Data practices for measuring and monitoring recovery after the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence http://resilscience.com/data-practices-measuring-monitoring-recovery-2010-2011-canterbury-earthquake-sequence/

Victoria’s bushfire season winds down with unseasonably warm conditions http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-15/victorias-bushfire-season-almost-over-without-any-major-fires/8354096

Infographic: Fort McMurray 2016 Wildfire – Economic Impact http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-627-m/11-627-m2017007-eng.htm

Ecuadorians struck by earthquake plead: ‘Don’t forget us’ http://angelusnews.com/articles/ecuadorians-struck-by-earthquake-plead-don-t-forget-us

Improving the safety culture and practices of Rural Fire Personnel in relation to near miss reporting http://www.fire.org.nz/Research/Published-Reports/Pages/Report158.html

Army Corps on trial over Missouri River flooding complaint https://phys.org/news/2017-03-army-corps-trial-missouri-river.html

The ‘supers’ who can predict the future: can we learn how to see disaster coming? https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/mar/06/forewarned-is-forearmed-learning-how-to-predict-the-future

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Understanding disaster risk http://www.preventionweb.net/risk

MOOC: From Climate Science to Action https://www.coursera.org/learn/climate-science?cid=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Photo exhibition highlights Japan tsunami devastation http://www.gulf-times.com/story/537201/Photo-exhibition-highlights-Japan-tsunami-devastat

Colorado Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week http://www.weather.gov/pub/FSWPW1introsunday

Communicating science effectively https://www.nap.edu/download/23674

Geostorm is going to be a disaster flick centred on mankind enduring the worst weather ever http://io9.gizmodo.com/disaster-thriller-geostorm-will-have-the-most-terrifyin-1793079770?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_twitter&utm_source=io9_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Media remain committed when disaster strikes https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/media-remain-committed-when-disaster-strikes

Glacial Outburst Flood near Mount Everest Caught on Video https://eos.org/articles/glacial-outburst-flood-near-mount-everest-caught-on-video

See Every Piece of Earth’s Surface Change With New Satellite Map http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/earth-surface-satellite-map/

Communities prepare for fire season with FireWise program http://www.krem.com/news/local/communities-prepare-for-fire-season-with-firewise-program/422616759

Arctic Imagination: library collection about melting ice http://www.arcticimagination.com/?utm_content=bufferf848a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Resilience 2017 http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/17-0067/default.aspx

Weather Service made poor decision in overplaying Nor’easter snow predictions https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/03/15/weather-service-made-poor-decision-in-overplaying-noreaster-snow-predictions/?utm_term=.fbc8e66278f1

Essential practices for community change http://activelivingbydesign.org/about/community-action-model/essential-practices/

From disaster planning to conservation: mobile phones as a new tracking too https://theconversation.com/from-disaster-planning-to-conservation-mobile-phones-as-a-new-tracking-tool-74072?utm_content=buffer1f4fc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

10 Common Earthquake Myths Debunked http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/california/Earthquake-Myths-172886441.html

Social Media and Emergency Management

“Weaponising” Twitter in a disaster by helping users make the most of different features http://uk.reuters.com/article/disaster-tech-aid-idUKL5N1GM0E5

Social networks such as Twitter and Facebook should be doing more to combat the emerging threat of fake news https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/mar/14/facebook-twitter-gchq-combat-fake-news

How social media posts may help predict natural disasters http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-for-next-natural-disaster-prediction-login-on-twitter-2351309

Disaster psychology

Depression, anxiety, PTSD: The mental impact of climate change http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/14/health/climate-change-mental-health-eprise/index.html

Flooding and mental health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5273816/pdf/12889_2016_Article_4000.pdf

Refugees with PTSD regulate stress differently http://www.psypost.org/2017/03/refugees-ptsd-regulate-stress-differently-48323

Social capital and disasters

How Neighborhoods Affect the Health and Well-Being of Older Americans http://www.prb.org/Publications/Reports/2017/todays-research-aging-neighborhoods-health.aspx

Nepal bulldozes earthquake survivors’ relief camp in capital http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=1a5c8554-796f-447d-9517-8887ed511351&cid=social_20170314_70775596&adbid=841623721458642944&adbpl=tw&adbpr=727524717121409024

Today in disaster resilience (10 March 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Deadly floods hit southern Zimbabwe, destroying many homes https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/deadly-floods-hit-southern-zimbabwe-destroying-many-homes/2017/03/05/9a6913ca-0193-11e7-9d14-9724d48f5666_story.html?utm_term=.6fae636ba9b4

Fears of 150kph winds in new storm alert https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Fears-of-150kph-winds-in-new-storm-alert

At least 6 people have been killed, 2 seriously injured and thousands displaced due to floods and landslides in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province https://www.sott.net/article/344424-6-killed-by-floods-and-landslides-in-West-Sumatra-Indonesia

NASA Sees Powerful Tropical Cyclone Enawo Make Landfall in Madagascar http://reliefweb.int/report/madagascar/nasa-sees-powerful-tropical-cyclone-enawo-make-landfall-madagascar

Widespread flooding, slips, road chaos as rain continues in Auckland and Coromandel http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11813973&ref=NZH_Tw

Switzerland shaken by largest earthquake in 12 years http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/switzerland-shaken-by-largest-earthquake-in-12-years-2717/

Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone Enawo likely to affect 760,000 people https://www.unocha.org/top-stories/all-stories/madagascar-tropical-cyclone-enawo-likely-affect-760000-people

Wildfires burn more than 1 million acres, taking 7 lives http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/07/us/wildfires-texas-deaths/

Cyclone Enawo update https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/system/files/documents/files/madagascar_enawo_sitrep1_09march2017.pdf?platform=hootsuite

Tropical Cyclone “Enawo” summary and damage report – Madagascar, March 2017 https://watchers.news/2017/03/09/enawo-madagascar-summary-damage-report-march-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Philippines – Floods in Sarangani Province Leave 1 Dead, 100s Evacuated http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-sarangani-province-march-2017

Health warnings after extraordinary flood on Fonoifua Island http://matangitonga.to/2017/03/09/health-warnings-after-extraordinary-flood-fonoifua-island

Disaster risk reduction

Widening gap between disaster risks and business preparedness http://tiddly.link/jzlwd

Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/mrgnc-mngmnt/dsstr-prvntn-mtgtn/pltfrm-dsstr-rsk-rdctn/rgnl-pltfrm-en.aspx

Fire-proneness as a prerequisite for the evolution of fire-adapted traits http://www.cafiresci.org/research-publications-source/category/which-came-first-fire-prone-fire-adapted?utm_content=bufferb5912&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The breakthrough has astonished geologists and raises the possibility that real earthquake prediction could be next https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603785/machine-learning-algorithm-predicts-laboratory-earthquakes/

UN calls for support to Haiti recovery plan as report reveals US $2.7 billion in hurricane losses http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52219

Risk for river flooding in lake-rich regions http://swicca.climate.copernicus.eu/start/implemented-cases-of-local-change-adaptation/impact-based-flood-risk-assessment-in-present-and-future-climate/

MPs: UK flood prevention “fragmented, inefficient & ineffective” and UK should adopt Dutch model https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13632-mps-uk-flood-prevention-%E2%80%9Cfragmented-inefficient–ineffective%E2%80%9D-and-uk-should-adopt-dutch-model

Accounting for residual uncertainty: an update to the fluvial freeboard guide https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/accounting-for-residual-uncertainty-an-update-to-the-fluvial-freeboard-guide

Challenging the firefighter stereotype: International Women’s Day 2017 http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/ceo-opinion-challenging-firefighter-stereotype-international-womens-day-2017

Wildfires: An expanding threat? http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2017/03/07/wildfires-an-expanding-threat?eNL=58bf0a7d150ba03428668eff&page_all=1&utm_content=buffereede1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Importance of Context in Disaster Risk Reduction http://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/the-importance-of-context-in-disaster.html

A strange physical phenomenon is helping scientists predict where massive earthquakes will strike https://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-causes-earthquakes-2017-2?r=US&IR=T

The marked decline of sudden mass fatality events in NZ (1900 to 2015) https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert/2017/03/01/the-marked-decline-of-sudden-mass-fatality-events-in-nz-1900-to-2015/

Canada’s National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/mrgnc-mngmnt/dsstr-prvntn-mtgtn/ndmp/index-en.aspx

Disasters in Americas show challenge of meeting global risk reduction targets http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56308#.WL8kLdKGPIU

Geological Insights from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Search https://eos.org/project-updates/geological-insights-from-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-search

‘No getting out of this’: Major earthquake ‘certain’ to hit Southern California, study says https://www.rt.com/usa/379768-southern-california-major-earthquake/

Fault System off San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles Counties Could Produce Magnitude 7.3 Quake https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/fault-system-san-diego-orange-los-angeles-counties-could-produce-magnitude-73-quake

Federal Floodplain Mapping Framework https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/mrgnc-mngmnt/dsstr-prvntn-mtgtn/ndmp/fldpln-mppng-en.aspx

Example of the levee paradox http://kelo.com/news/articles/2017/mar/07/its-a-new-world-along-the-big-sioux-river/#.WMB1eclQN0E.twitter

Canadians need “politically toxic” flood plain maps: climate expert http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/flood/canadians-need-politically-toxic-flood-plain-maps-climate-expert-62003.aspx

2016 U.S. catastrophe frequency the highest since 1980 http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2017/03/01/2016-u-s-catastrophe-frequency-the-highest-since-1980-pcs/

Americas region crafts disaster risk reduction plan http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/52247

Alteration Along the Alpine Fault Helps Build Seismic Strain https://eos.org/research-spotlights/alteration-along-the-alpine-fault-helps-build-seismic-strain

Construction of tornado-safe buildings boomed after Joplin http://www.ksdk.com/weather/recent-construction-boom-of-tornado-safe-buildings/419469500

Disaster Loss and Damage data for 9 countries https://data.humdata.org/organization/united-nations-office-for-disaster-risk-reduction-unisdr

Treating droughts like hurricanes would aid vulnerable areas – researchers http://news.trust.org/item/20170309173853-6t9xz/

Book Is Closed On Scotland’s Biggest Ever Flood Scheme http://www.insidemoray.com/book-is-closed-on-scotlands-biggest-ever-flood-scheme/

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, planners and designers realized they could protect the city by reintegrating water into the urban landscape, instead of pushing it out https://www.fastcoexist.com/3068730/this-new-orleans-neighborhood-is-fighting-flooding-by-welcoming-it

Study determines effects of Community Rating System on flood insurance use, claims http://masgc.org/news/article/study-determines-effects-of-community-rating-system-on-flood-insurance-use

Emergency management

‘A one-stop shop’: new boss, minister tour new SES headquarters http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4511613/a-one-stop-shop-new-boss-minister-tour-new-ses-headquarters/?cs=300

When Floods Force Survivors to Choose http://disasterphilanthropy.org/blog/floods/floods-force-survivors-choose/

The Kaikoura earthquake is teaching us how to save lives next time http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/editorials/90199581/Editorial-The-Kaikoura-earthquake-is-teaching-us-how-to-save-lives-next-time

Young chefs back in the classroom 15 months after Carlisle floods http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Young-chefs-back-in-the-classroom-15-months-after-Carlisle-floods-a5933c45-8596-4664-9e3c-84f8df340c77-ds

Only Sci-Fi Can Drown Manhattan and Make You Want to Live There https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-08/only-sci-fi-can-drown-manhattan-and-make-you-want-to-live-there

Tornado Sirens: Should They Stay or Should They Go? http://www.tornadotalk.com/podcast/episode-14-tornado-sirens-should-they-stay-or-should-they-go/

East coast surge prompts people to sign up for flood warnings https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13652-east-coast-surge-prompts-people-to-sign-up-for-flood-warnings

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Communication Strategies for Fire and Fuels Managers http://wildfireinthewest.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/communication-strategies-for-fire-and.html

New ways to use smartphones for science https://www.elsevier.com/connect/new-ways-to-use-smartphones-for-science?sf59640830=1

What is a floodplain? http://www.washingtonnature.org/fieldnotes/2017-science-two-minute-takeaway-what-is-a-floodplain

Revisiting the 1947 floods – 70 years on http://ousewashes.org.uk/ouse-news/revisiting-the-1947-floods-70-years-on-tomorrow/

Social Media and Emergency Management

Twitter pays attention to what you’re paying attention to http://mashable.com/2017/03/06/twitter-algorithms-targeting.amp?utm_content=buffer25349&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

More social connection online tied to increasing feelings of isolation http://mashable.com/2017/03/06/social-media-mental-health-study/#JNv34B4qMaq9

Online Social Networking and Mental Health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4183915/

Fukushima, Twitter and the Politics of Disaster Communications https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/DmiSummer2014MappingTheJDArchive

Flickr could help scientists predict floods before they inundate communities http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/flickr-tags-could-help-predict-floods

Citizens in Jakarta have been harnessing the power of social media to report flood locations http://www.pdc.org/news-n-media/pdc-updates/Jakarta-Residents-Tweet/#.WL_h0bYLcWw.twitter

Disaster psychology

PTSD risk can be predicted by hormone levels prior to deployment, study says http://www.psypost.org/2017/03/ptsd-risk-can-predicted-hormone-levels-prior-deployment-study-says-48101

Social capital and disasters

Bushfire-affected Pappinbarra Valley comes together for those who lost their homes http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-06/pappinbarra-valley-community-comes-together-after-fires/8328956

Today in disaster resilience (3 March 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Media and Emergency Management

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

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

Disaster psychology

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

Today in disaster resilience (24 February 2017)

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Crazy storm has streets of L.A. swallowing cars whole http://mashable.com/2017/02/19/southern-california-storms-photos/?utm_cid=hp-r-1#TapiDODLmkqV

Town of Maxwell floods as worry about Oroville Dam shifts to creeks and canals http://www.sacbee.com/news/weather/article133701629.html

Homes lost, firefighter injured as Queanbeyan blaze burns out of control http://www.smh.com.au/national/homes-lost-firefighter-injured-as-queanbeyan-blaze-burns-out-of-control-20170217-gufsn5.html

Severe storms hit Sydney http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/national/clique/severe-storms-on-the-way-20170217-guffif.html

Sydney storms: 12,000 insurance claims lodged from hailstorm, $31 million in damages http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-19/insurance-already-flooded-with-sydney-storm-claims-from-hail/8284246

Atmospheric River Brings Historic Flood Risk to California https://psmag.com/california-braces-for-historic-floods-2f38774515e8#.gedet0vzv

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Feb 2017: Barren Island volcano, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61749/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Feb-2017-Barren-Island-volcano-Krakatau-Shiveluch-Dukono-Sinabun.html

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Alfred makes landfall, weakens to tropical low http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-21/ex-tropical-cyclone-alfred-makes-landfall/8288596

More than 40 homes damaged by tornado in near North Side neighborhood http://www.ksat.com/weather/more-than-40-homes-damaged-by-tornado-in-near-north-side-neighborhood

Severe flash flooding hits Malaga, Spain https://watchers.news/2017/02/20/flood-malaga-spain-february-2017/

Flooding impacts urban agriculture in Zimbabwe https://zwnews.com/2017/01/19/zim-flooding-impacts-news/

Severe floods hit Saudi Arabia after 3 months worth of rain in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2017/02/16/saudi-arabia-flood-february-2017/

Earthquake swarm to west of Tokaanu (Turangi) continues http://info.geonet.org.nz/display/quake/2017/02/22/Update%3A+Swarm+to+west+of+Tokaanu+%28Turangi%29+continues

Storm brings record rainfall, gusts up to 199 mph and flooding to Northern California http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-california-storm-20170221-story.html

4 US tourists, pilot killed in Australian light plane crash https://www.ems1.com/fire-ems/articles/197297048-4-US-tourists-pilot-killed-in-Australian-light-plane-crash/?utm_content=bufferf707e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Indonesia – Widespread Flooding in Jakarta Leaves 1 Dead, 180 mm Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-flood-jakarta-february-2017

Driver ignores signs, drowns in California creek https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-latest-storm-prompts-evacuations-in-monterey-county/2017/02/20/5a505122-f7d9-11e6-aa1e-5f735ee31334_story.html?utm_term=.38d248dcf298

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Feb 2017: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61795/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Feb-2017-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Wildfires continue in Chile http://wildfiretoday.com/2017/02/23/wildfires-continue-in-chile/

A ‘weather bomb’ named Doris batters the UK http://mashable.com/2017/02/23/storm-doris-weather-bomb-uk-winds-planes/#b.2_f7fSDOq0

Disaster risk reduction

Oroville Dam crisis could be sign of things to come https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/article/oroville-dam-crisis-sign-things-come/

Building flood resilience into the fabric of Britain https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/02/17/building-flood-resilience-into-the-fabric-of-britain/

Earthquake faults are smarter than we usually think http://www.geologypage.com/2016/12/earthquake-faults-smarter-usually-think.html

Managing flooding by working with nature http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-nature/

Revealing what the next hundred years could hold for coastal flooding and erosion http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-coast/ Value of research for improved flood warning and other mitigation measures http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-numbers/

Models for ‘what if?’ scenarios https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/models-what-scenarios-bushfire-and-natural-hazards-crc

Managing multi-purpose water infrastructure http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/environment/managing-multi-purpose-water-infrastructure_bbb40768-en;jsessionid=310btf6nahedk.x-oecd-live-03

The 1905 Chamonix earthquakes: active tectonics in the Mont Blanc and Aiguilles Rouges massifs http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00015-017-0262-7

Flooding: what is normal? https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/flooding-what-is-normal/

Flood monitoring and forecasting system allowing the proactive management of local to global scale river flood risks and impacts before, during and after an event https://www.floodforesight.com/

Earthquake forecasts – So why do we do earthquake forecasting? http://info.geonet.org.nz/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=21200923

Shallow Landslide Hazard Forecast Map http://www.dnr.wa.gov/slhfm

Cumulative Hazard: The Case of Nuisance Flooding http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016EF000494/abstract

The Project for Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas http://www.tj.undp.org/content/tajikistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2017/02/17/drr-initiatives-implemented-under-litaca-will-ensure-the-safety-.html#.WKw6eIP8cKs.twitter

A groundwater flood risk map of the UK is being made widely available for the first time http://www.directionsmag.com/pressreleases/bluesky-announces-new-online-flood-risk-map-of-the-uk/490984

How to Use Models for Disciplined Flood Risk Underwriting http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/How-to-Use-Models-for-Disciplined-Flood-Risk-Underwriting/

Too hot to learn: Why Australian schools need a national heatwaves policy http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-23/why-schools-need-a-national-policy-on-heatwaves/8294056

Human exposure and sensitivity to globally extreme wildfire events http://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-016-0058

Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards in Earthquake-prone & Volcanic Regions KE Fellow call http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/schemes/kefellows/dkefellowscall/irnh-kecall/

Oroville shows importance of flood insurance http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/networth/article/Oroville-shows-importance-of-flood-insurance-10942102.php

Protecting Georgia from floods http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/52010

A summary of risk areas and scenario analyses 2012–2015 for Sweden http://www.preventionweb.net/files/51634_msb1021summaryriskareasscenarioanal.pdf

‘Slow slip’ earthquake season raises risk of ‘The Big One’ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-slow-slip-1.3995645

Planning for Community Resilience https://islandpress.org/book/planning-for-community-resilience

Coastal subsidence and flooding https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2017/02/22/coastal-subsidence-harbinger-of-future-flooding/

MPs to demand UK Govt answers on flood risk management in parliamentary debate https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13592-mps-to-demand-uk-govt-answers-on-flood-risk-management-in-parliamentary-debate

Big data project aims to improve Dutch flood control, save the government millions http://www.pcworld.com/article/2042941/big-data-project-aims-to-improve-dutch-flood-control-save-the-government-millions.html

Emergency management

Environment Agency Rainfall API http://environment.data.gov.uk/flood-monitoring/doc/rainfall

Hundreds of hay bales delivered to fire-affected farmers from across Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-18/hay-drive-brings-relief-to-fire-afected-warrumbungles/8283306

CFA helps farmers in need http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/cfa-helps-farmers-in-need.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Then and Now photos: Appomattox tornado recovery, one year later http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/then-and-now-photos-appomattox-tornado-recovery-one-year-later/collection_ae17e9f4-f523-11e6-9589-c3abdd82b044.html#1

This Time We Were Lucky: The Oroville Dam Emergency http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/This-Time-We-Were-Lucky–The-Oroville-Dam-Emergency/

“Community participation is a vital part of the early warning system” https://www.zurich.com/en/knowledge/articles/2017/02/early-warning-systems-save-lives-in-peru

Severe Weather Europe http://www.severe-weather.eu/

Carwoola fire: Wildlife carers prepare for influx of injured animals after blaze in southern NSW http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-21/influx-of-injured-wildlife-after-carwoola-fire/8290780

Integrating Cascading Disasters in London’s Response and Preparedness Strategies https://www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr/cascading/01-news-cascades/LRcascading

Local councils’ flood preparedness: How technology can help http://www.adjacentopenaccess.org/farming-environment-marine-sustainable-news/local-councils-flood-preparedness-technology/31025/ Defining success for post-disaster recovery is harder than it seems http://www.themandarin.com.au/75399-nz-earthquake-recovery-mistake-governments-keep-making/

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority: Assessing its effectiveness and efficiency http://www.oag.govt.nz/2017/cera

Water, Dams, Earthquakes and Mudslides http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/water-dams-earthquakes-and-mudslides.html?utm_content=buffere6ada&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

10 Things UNDP does in Disaster Recovery http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/10-things-undp-does-in-recovery.html

Recovery postponed: The long-term plight of people displaced by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation disaster http://www.internal-displacement.org/publications/2017/recovery-postponed-idmc-case-study-february-2017

Carwoola fire: NSW RFS praises role of giant American air tankers that helped contain blaze http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-23/nsw-rfs-praises-role-of-giant-air-tankers-in-carwoola-fire/8294870

One year since Cyclone Winston, Fiji is still rebuilding http://reliefweb.int/report/fiji/one-year-cyclone-winston-fiji-still-rebuilding

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tornado safety: Knowing what to do now will save you precious time during the storm http://whnt.com/2017/02/17/tornado-safety-knowing-what-to-do-now-will-save-you-precious-time-during-the-storm/

Snow covers 30 percent of land on Earth http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/157370270499/six-things-you-dont-know-about-snow

Latest Planet Earth magazine features articles on flood science http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/

What causes flooding and what are we doing to prevent it? http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-poster/

Scientists have developed a new virtual reality game that lets you experience a flash flood http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-vr/

Formidable Footprint – A Neighborhood Tabletop Exercise – Flood http://www.onxsystem.com/?q=onx/ex/2430

How to sand bag https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbPOF5AJTDo&feature=youtu.be

How scientists are using virtual reality to show people effects of global warming http://www.ocregister.com/articles/people-744000-virtual-reality.html?utm_content=buffer495ff&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Cartoons and calendars help Bolivian farmers dampen fire risk http://news.trust.org/item/20170220200617-9pnlv

New online map shows flood risk to every street in Hull from Environment Agency http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/new-online-map-shows-flood-risk-to-every-street-in-hull-from-environment-agency/story-30147024-detail/story.html

‘It brought tears to my eyes’: Quake memorial opened to emotional families http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/89660143/it-brought-tears-to-my-eyes-quake-memorial-opened-to-emotional-families

Climate change glossary – understanding global warming from A to Z http://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/02/21/climate-change-glossary-%E2%80%93-understanding-global-warming-z

Last Call for Community Flood Action Groups http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/02/21/last-call-community-flood-action-groups/

More about Fire Danger Rating http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/fire_bans_and_ratings/mor

If it’s flooded, forget it. Peter’s story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zF1EFR7jbo

e_about_fire_danger_rating.jsp

Evacuation – who does and who doesn’t? http://prpulse.usq.edu.au/evacuation-who-does-and-who-doesnt/

2017 Great Washington ShakeOut http://www.shakeout.org/washington/

Haiti radio drama teaches people how to stay alive during disasters http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2017/02/haiti-radio-drama-teaches-people-how-to-stay-alive-during-disasters/?platform=hootsuite#.WKI_EW8rKUk

Print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/09/01/book-reading-2016/

5 Easy Ways To Prepare the Elderly for an Emergency http://edmdigest.com/preparedness/5-easy-ways-for-the-elderly-to-stay-prepared/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=5-easy-ways-for-the-elderly-to-stay-prep&utm_campaign=Blog%20-%20In%20CyberDefense%20-%20ST%20-%20AMU

Tropical Cyclone Naming https://public.wmo.int/en/About-us/FAQs/faqs-tropical-cyclones/tropical-cyclone-naming

UK Flood Defence Alliance https://www.ukflooddefencealliance.com/lessons-flood-group-certuk-share-experience/

Award-Winning Story Map Spells Out Flood Danger to French Schoolchildren http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcwatch/0217/award-winning-story-map-spells-out-flood-danger-to-french-schoolchildren

Bradford flood network https://odileeds.org/blog/2017-02-17-bradford-flood-network?platform=hootsuite

How community groups are tackling flood risk http://newsandviews.zurich.co.uk/expert-lab/community-groups-tackling-flood-risk/

Social Media and Emergency Management

There are talks of “rebalancing” NASA’s mission as it continues to tweet about climate change http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/nasa-climate-change_us_58a91361e4b045cd34c2689e

Tweets re #CAstorm #flooding via The Tweeted Times http://tweetedtimes.com/v/13397

Five Oroville Dam workers were fired for posting spillway photographs to social media http://fox40.com/2017/02/19/oroville-dam-workers-fired-for-posting-spillway-photos-to-social-media/

Not owning a cellphone gives you time to ruminate and to rest https://aeon.co/ideas/not-owning-a-cellphone-gives-you-time-to-ruminate-and-to-rest

Each of us now has a more powerful voice with the use of social media https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/resist-social-media-movement-nancy-richmond?published=t

#MEXICOGP2017 To raise awareness of the Global Platform, UNISDR has launched the “From Sendai to Cancun” social media campaign http://www.unisdr.org/conferences/2017/globalplatform/en/news-media

Disaster psychology

Living beneath a wall of water: Can Oroville residents trust the dam will hold? http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article133613859.html

Salient Public Beliefs Underlying Disaster Preparedness Behaviors: A Theory-Based Qualitative Study https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/div-classtitlesalient-public-beliefs-underlying-disaster-preparedness-behaviors-a-theory-based-qualitative-studydiv/3942A0CAD3076215AB972E5CE1B3CA99

Simulation model of pedestrians swarm in evacuation situations http://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJCAT.2017.082267?journalCode=ijcat

United by grief: Two earthquake families finally meet after six years http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89706677/United-by-grief-Two-earthquake-families-finally-meet-after-six-years

What Firefighters Can Tell US About PTSD Risk http://www.newswise.com/articles/what-firefighters-can-tell-us-about-ptsd-risk#.WK8yXnUx6fk.twitter

Social capital, vulnerability and disasters

Societal Inequality and individual subjective well-being http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X16302216

How Black History Has Influenced Disaster Planning http://disasterphilanthropy.org/blog/floods/black-history-influenced-disaster-planning/

Flood resilience offers dignity to disabled people http://practicalaction.org/blog/news/campaigns/flood-resilience-for-people-of-disability-offers-dignity/

 

Today in disaster resilience (17 February 2017)

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news:

Current emergencies/disasters

Heavy floods create havoc on Northern California homes, roads http://www.kcra.com/article/heavy-floods-create-havoc-on-northern-california-homes-roads/8732807?src=app

NSW fires: Uarbry all but wiped out as firefighters continue to battle blazes http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/nsw-fires:-uarbry-wiped-out-as-crews-battle-blazes-in-nsw/8263820

Floodwaters claimed the life of another man trying to cross a road near the town http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-12/wa-floods-one-man-dead-another-missing-near-esperance/8263286

Oroville Dam risk: Thousands ordered to evacuate homes http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38952847

Drought Turns to Deluge in California http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89650&src=twitter-nh

NSW fires: Many residents yet to return to homes in fire-ravaged central west http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-14/residents-yet-to-return-to-homes-in-fire-ravaged-in-central-west/8267088?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Farmers in Great Southern begin to assess flood damage to property http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/western-australian-farmers-assess-flood-damage/8266224

Deadly Night time Earthquake Strikes Philippines http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/02/11/deadly-philippines-earthquake/

Queensland storm clean-up underway after lightning, heavy rain lashes south-east http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-14/queensland-storm-clean-up-underway-after-lightning-rain-bom/8267866

WA weather: Natural disaster declared over Swan Valley, other areas hit by flooding http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/premier-declares-natural-disaster-over-swan-valley-flood-areas/8265464

Indonesia – Floods and Landslides Leave 12 Dead, Thousands Affected http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-bali-february-2017

Severe floods hit Saudi Arabia after 3 months worth of rain in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2017/02/16/saudi-arabia-flood-february-2017/

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Feb 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bagana https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61669/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-Feb-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bagana-Suw.html

Firefighters halt advance of Port Hill wildfire on city homes in Christchurch http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/16/new-zealand-firefighters-halt-advance-wildfire-city-homes-christchurch/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Southern California is facing its strongest storm in years https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/02/16/southern-california-is-facing-its-strongest-winter-storm-in-years-heres-the-forecast/?utm_term=.1e95cb27cf14

Storm Dineo kills at least seven people in Mozambique http://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-storm-idUSKBN15V1LX

Disaster risk reduction

We may live in a post-truth era, but nature does not http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-barnett-nature-alternative-facts-20170210-story,amp.html

How the Shocks of Disasters are Impacted by the Stresses of Social Issues http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/How-the-shocks-of-disasters-are-impacted-by-the-stresses-of-social-issues.html

Protecting thousands of families living in Quito’s low-income neighbourhoods from disasters is an urgent task http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/metro-line-better-city-planning-to-aid-quitos-poor#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

We need a comprehensive housing approach to deal with heatwaves https://theconversation.com/we-need-a-comprehensive-housing-approach-to-deal-with-heatwaves-72800

New property fees proposed to raise money to fight Washington wildfires http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/new-bills-in-olympia-aim-to-prepare-washington-for-wildfire-season/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1

Building a future above the floodwaters https://asunow.asu.edu/20170208-global-engagement-building-future-above-floodwaters-asu-anthropologists

Ventura fault can cause stronger shaking and more damage https://watchers.news/2017/02/16/ventura-fault-study-model-february-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

What the Oroville Dam crisis tells us about natural infrastructure http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2017/02/15/what-the-oroville-dam-crisis-tells-us-about-natural-infrastructure/

How to manage global catastrophic risk https://www.brookings.edu/events/how-to-manage-global-catastrophic-risk/

Building a National Seismic Monitoring Center: NEIC from 2000 to the Present http://m.srl.geoscienceworld.org//content/early/2017/02/13/0220170023.full

Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent https://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/27/3/article/GSATG321A.1.htm

Oroville crisis highlights risky dams, spotty inspections around U.S. http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/nation/2017/02/15/dam-safety-infrastructure-oroville/97921650/

High River flood homes being auctioned off by Alberta government http://www.newstalk770.com/2017/02/15/high-river-flood-homes-being-auctioned-off-by-alberta-government/

‘Virtual storms’ for Design of Coastal Flood Warning Systems and Defence https://www.hydro-international.com/content/news/virtual-storms-for-design-of-coastal-flood-warning-systems-and-defence

Floodscore is a simple yet useful tool that provides flood scores for single locations based on their risk to fluvial, pluvial and coastal flooding http://www.ambiental.co.uk/quantifying-flood-risk-and-claims-at-the-property-level/

 

Tabqa Dam at risk of ‘catastrophic’ flooding, UN warns http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/150220172

Emergency management

Review of a paper: the Dongla Landslide in Sichuan, China http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/02/09/dongla-landslide/

More details emerging on Western Australia’s new rural fire service and it is not part of the DFES https://emergency.life/2017/02/09/%F0%9F%87%A6%F0%9F%87%BA-more-details-emerging-on-western-australias-new-rural-fire-service-and-it-is-not-part-of-the-dfes/

5 essentials for the first 72 hours of disaster response https://medium.com/@UNOCHA/5-essentials-for-the-first-72-hours-of-disaster-response-51746452bc88#.90go2olax

Supporting civil authorities in the event of a domestic outbreak of a pandemic disease https://disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov/record/14344

Real-time updates of storms will help forecasters track and predict where the most damage could occur https://eos.org/articles/noaa-video-shows-satellite-views-of-louisiana-tornadoes

PG&E to Implement Earthquake Warning Technology http://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/87782

How Early Warning Systems Can Help Save People From Mudslides http://www.ictworks.org/2017/02/13/how-iot-early-warning-systems-can-help-save-people-from-mudslides/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

1931 earthquake survivors share stories at Napier tea http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11799292

We need to think about redefining citizenship in the Anthropocene https://theconversation.com/we-need-to-think-about-redefining-citizenship-in-the-anthropocene-72138

Learning for Sustainability http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002472/247275E.pdf

YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY Season 1 Now on YouTube http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/announcement/season-1-now-youtube/

Social Media and Emergency Management

“Social media is used for information, emotion and opinion but is not necessarily a useful way to learn as an evacuation proceeds” https://preparednessthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/oroville-evacuation-dont-rely-on-technology/

How learning communities form within the climate conversation on Twitter https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-the-climate-change-conversation-on-twitter-in-2016

Twitter Alerts Another Tool For Your Emergency Toolbox https://palmcentrix.com/2017/02/twitter-alerts/

Disaster psychology

PTSD and Communities http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/community/index.asp

The Ostrich Paradox http://wdp.wharton.upenn.edu/book/ostrich-paradox/?&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=salon&utm_campaign=ostrich-paradox&utm_content=link

Our memories are short — even when the consequences have already proven deadly http://www.salon.com/2017/02/12/why-disasters-repeat-themselves-we-ignore-the-lessons-of-the-past-at-our-own-expense/

Social capital and disasters

Building Belonging in an Age of Divisiveness http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kim-samuel/where-is-the-love-buildin_b_14372250.html

In Japan tsunami city, people power turns disaster into opportunity http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/51848

The Tohoku disasters reinforce past evidence about the importance of social networks and social capital in disaster recovery https://theconversation.com/recovering-from-disasters-social-networks-matter-more-than-bottled-water-and-batteries-69611