Today in disaster resilience (12 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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Today in disaster resilience (11 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Nepartak: Super-typhoon batters Taiwan disrupting power supplies, transport; at least three dead http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-08/super-typhoon-nepartak-hits-taiwan-disrupts-power-supply/7582618

Typhoon Nepartak: More than 400,000 people forced to flee as tropical storm strikes eastern China http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-10/hundreds-of-thousands-flee-as-typhoon-nepartak-hits-china/7583780

Disaster risk reduction

Dar es Salaam suffers from both flooding and scarcity of water supplies http://news.trust.org/item/20160710154013-kcsk3/

Research to aid volcanic warning for Auckland http://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/research-to-aid-volcanic-warning-for-auckland

Gendered terrain of disaster http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/97447/gendered-terrain-of-disaster

China’s devastating floods can be traced back to corruption and overbuilding http://qz.com/725468/chinas-devastating-floods-can-be-traced-back-to-corruption-and-overbuilding/

Emergency management

Alberta Wildfires Costliest Disaster in Canadian History http://www.climatecentral.org/news/alberta-wildfires-costliest-disaster-canadian-history-20510

Only halfway through 2016 and the U.S. has already seen eight weather and climate-related disasters that have each met or exceeded $1 billion in damages http://www.noaa.gov/us-experienced-least-8-billion-dollar-disasters-so-far-year

The head of Tasmania’s Flood Recovery Taskforce has warned it will take years to finish repairing all of the damage caused by last month’s deluge http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-07/flood-repairs-in-tasmania-may-take-years/7578242

Flood Early Warning SMS in Nepal http://hamrotools.com/floods-sms-in-nepal/

Psychology and disasters

PTSD should be an occupational illness https://tpav.org.au/Publications_and_Media/InBrief/2016_InBriefs/June_2016/29_June.html

Social capital and disasters

The Case for Capitals https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/the-case-for-capitals-leveraging-key-resources-in-a-catastrophic-event

Today in disaster resilience (6 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

 

Today in disaster resilience (5 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Series of bombings sweep Saudi Arabia http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/07/04/wave-bombings-sweep-saudi-arabia/86674710/

Disaster risk reduction

New research from IRM has revealed that almost two-thirds of companies don’t know the value of critical assets being targeted by hackers http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/majority-of-orgs-dont-know-value/

Flooding: the problem that will not go away https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/jul/04/flooding-problem-not-go-away-weatherwatch

UN hails ambitious Canada-Mexico-US partnership to fight climate change, reduce disaster risk http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54397#.V3rlUdJ97IV

Arizona is in the line of wildfire, new study shows http://tucson.com/news/state-and-regional/arizona-is-in-the-line-of-wildfire-new-study-shows/article_0e5b0542-7327-5e77-aee8-5080e1f8443b.html

Emergency management

California budget includes $10 million for earthquake early warning system http://www.dailycal.org/2016/07/04/california-budget-includes-10-million-for-earthquake-early-warning-system/

Canada’s Earthquake Monitoring Network http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/stndon/blog-en.php

Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction to share Fort McMurray research in July 12 webinar http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/institute-catastrophic-loss-reduction-share-fort-mcmurray-research-july-12-webinar-1004095758/

Social media and emergency management

Belonging to an online community can inspire change http://www.socialconnectedness.org/does-belonging-to-an-online-community-inspire-change/

23 Surprising Social Media Stats You Should Know In 2016 https://blog.thesocialms.com/23-surprising-social-media-stats-know-2016/

Google to provide searchers with instant access to the size of the earthquake and a map of where it struck http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=010000K6YRXA

 

Today in disaster resilience (4 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Isis claims responsibility for Baghdad car bombing as 120 die on single day https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/03/baghdad-bombings-dozens-killed?CMP=share_btn_tw

Overnight Flash Floods Kill 30 People in Northern Pakistan http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/officials-flash-floods-overnight-killed-30-people-northern-40309701

Disaster risk reduction

Under the volcano https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/03/under-volcano-fire-and-ice-terrawatch?CMP=share_btn_tw

Geologists make their own lava to prep for explosive experiments http://phys.org/news/2016-06-geologists-lava-prep-explosive.html

First detailed recordings of earthquakes on ultraslow mid-ocean ridges http://phys.org/news/2016-06-earthquakes-ultraslow-mid-ocean-ridges.html

Zika may spread more frequently than thought through sex http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-zika-virus-sex-transmitted-evidence-studies-std/

Emergency management

Decades of helping the community recognised http://www.standard.net.au/story/4006568/medal-honour-for-ses-volunteers/

Exploring the Demands on Nurses Working in Health Care Facilities During a Large-Scale Natural Disaster http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/6/2/2158244016655587

Can We Rebuild? Many Flood Survivors Grappling With a Long Recovery http://wvpublic.org/post/can-we-rebuild-many-flood-survivors-grappling-long-recovery

Asian Law in Disasters: Towards a Human-centred Recovery

https://www.routledge.com/Asian-Law-in-Disasters-Toward-a-Human-Centered-Recovery/KANEKO-MATSUOKA-TOYODA/p/book/9781138930636

Social media and emergency management

Social media channels now they seem to be making us more divisive than ever before https://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2016/jun/28/social-media-networks-filter-bubbles?CMP=share_btn_tw

During and immediately following a disaster, decision makers can use social media to identify areas most in need of assistance http://odf.nvoad.org/researchers-identify-link-between-twitter-messaging-and-damage-sustained-from-hurricane-sandy/

Psychology and disasters

Decisions we believe we make consciously have already been made https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/05/you-may-have-already-decided-to-read-this-article/

Today in disaster resilience (1 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Flood destroys houses, farmlands in Malammadori, Hadejia http://www.dailytrust.com.ng//news/environment/flood-destroys-houses-farmlands-in-malammadori-hadejia/153073.html?platform=hootsuite

Boy drowns in Mararaba flood http://www.dailytrust.com.ng//news/aso-chronicles/boy-drowns-in-mararaba-flood/153071.html?platform=hootsuite

Disaster risk reduction

Norfolk resilience strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/city/norfolk#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Perspectives on monitoring gradual change across the continuity of Landsat sensors using time-series data http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003442571630089X

Coexisting with Wildfire http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/coexisting-with-wildfire/1

Deadly wildfires spark debate about development http://www.ocregister.com/articles/fire-720885-california-wildfire.html

Emergency management

“If you look at all the fires in a year, 1 percent—the big ones—account for 30 percent of suppression costs” http://www.wired.com/2016/06/cash-strapped-forest-service-heading-epic-fire-season-ever/?utm_content=bufferbe2de&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Legislation to reform New Zealand’s fire services https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/legislation-reform-new-zealand%E2%80%99s-fire-services#.V3WSRF4B2Co.twitter

FEMA Warns of Disaster-Related Fraud http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/FEMA-warns-of-disaster-related-fraud.html?utm_content=buffer4ee35&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

European storm and flood report http://map.eustorm.com/

Pledge to use farmer knowledge in Cumbria Flood Action Plan http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2016/06/30/pledge-use-farmer-knowledge-cumbria-flood-action-plan-encouraging-says-nfu/

Flash floods in Kent prompt call for more wardens to help react quickly in event of a crisis http://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/flash_floods_in_kent_prompt_call_for_more_wardens_to_help_react_quickly_in_event_of_a_crisis_1_4598363

How Palm Springs Became an Earthquake Warning Pioneer http://www.ioti.com/smart-cities/how-palm-springs-became-earthquake-warning-pioneer

Inside Flooded Richwood, West Virginia: How the Devastated Small Town is Rebuilding http://abcnews.go.com/US/inside-flooded-richwood-west-virginia-devastated-small-town/story?id=40186248

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Planning, preparation serve as best defense against flooding https://www.army.mil/article/169775

Social media and emergency management

The value of hyperlocal channels during incidents http://wowsignal.co.uk/twitter/the-value-of-hyperlocal-channels-during-incidents/

 

Today in disaster resilience (30 June 2016)

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

Disaster risk reduction

Faster response times needed to combat cyber threat http://www.thebci.org/index.php/about/news-room#/news/faster-response-times-needed-to-combat-cyber-threat-171949

West Virginia flood was ‘one in a thousand year event’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/06/27/w-va-flood-was-one-in-a-1000-year-event-weather-service-says-more-heavy-rain-forecast/?postshare=801467133557344&tid=ss_tw

Research to aid volcanic warning for Auckland http://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/research-to-aid-volcanic-warning-for-auckland

Identify the “who” in risk mitigation http://www.csoonline.com/article/3089413/data-protection/identify-the-who-in-risk-mitigation.html

U.S. Needs Smarter Disaster Planning http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-needs-smarter-disaster-planning/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_ENGYSUS_NEWS

Emergency management

Supporting Indigenous fire management http://hunter.lls.nsw.gov.au/resource-hub/newsletters/newsletter-articles-2016/supporting-indigenous-fire-management

Taking the long view on disasters https://www.charities.org/news/blog/why-donors-should-take-long-view

When Will Fire Fighting Become ‘Just Another Day at the Office’? http://uniformstories.com/fire/opinion/just-another-day-at-the-office

Disaster education, communications and engagement

These thought-provoking and hauntingly beautiful winning images tackle a range of environmental and social issues http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160629-environmental-photographer-of-the-year-winners-announced

Making North America geology videos http://www.pbs.org/video/2365598165/

Saskatchewan releases emergency alert app http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskalert-app-emergency-1.3654506

Psychology and disasters

PTSD Isn’t A Symptom Of Weakness, It’s A Sign Of Humanity http://uniformstories.com/ems/stories/ptsd-isn-t-a-symptom-of-weakness-it-s-a-sign-of-humanity