Today in disaster resilience (25 November 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Over 100 killed in train crash in northern India http://www.euronews.com/2016/11/20/scores-killed-in-train-crash-in-northern-india

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Nov 2016: Fuego volcano, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/60013/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Nov-2016-Fuego-volcano-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-Sinabu.html

UK flooding: Ferry stranded, roads closed, trains diverted http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-38049907

Chile battles raging wildfires fuelled by heat wave, winds http://bigstory.ap.org/09f359526d934905a48e2571dfeb2718

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Japanese coast, USGS says http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/21/magnitude-73-earthquake-hits-japan-usgs-says.html

New Zealand hit by another earthquake http://www.theage.com.au/world/new-zealand-hit-by-another-earthquake-20161122-gsunyg

State of emergency in Bolivia amid worst drought in 25 years https://watchers.news/2016/11/22/drought-bolivia-2016/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

East Rand Declared Natural Catastrophe Zone by Insurers https://www.aon.co.za/NewsArticle85.aspx

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Nov 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba, Sabanca https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/60042/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Nov-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba-Sabanca.html

Severe flooding hits the Dominican Republic, 20 000 evacuated https://watchers.news/2016/11/17/dominican-republic-severe-flood-november-2016/

Magnitude 7 offshore quake shakes Central America, no damage seen http://www.reuters.com/article/us-quake-central-america-idUSKBN13J20A

Second earthquake in three days hits Fukushima, no tsunami warning this time http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/11/23/Second-earthquake-in-three-days-hits-Fukushima-no-tsunami-warning-this-time/1871479946450/

Hurricane Otto: Costa Rica and Nicaragua evacuate as storm grows https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/24/nicaragua-costa-rica-evacuate-thousands-hurricane-otto-strengthens-category-2?CMP=twt_gu

Wildfires tear across Israel; police chief suspects ‘political’ arson http://newscdn.newsrep.net/h5/nrshare.html?r=3&lan=en_US&pid=14&id=iZ545c981PT_us&app_lan=&mcc=310&declared_lan=en_US&pubaccount=ocms_0&referrer=200620&showall=1&mcc=310

Freak weather hits Japan after monster earthquake and tsunami http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/564924/Japan-snow-Tokyo-freak-weather-earthquake-tsunami-video

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issues alert for coastal areas after strong earthquake rocks region already hit by Hurricane Otto https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/24/tsunami-warning-after-72-magnitude-quake-off-el-salvador-coast

Floods in Northern Italy http://emergency.copernicus.eu/mapping/list-of-components/EMSR192

Extreme rainfall, floods and devastation in NW Italy https://watchers.news/2016/11/24/italy-flood-liguria-piedmont-november-2016/

Unusual weather in Australia, snow falling days before summer https://watchers.news/2016/11/24/tasmania-summer-snow-november-2016/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster risk reduction

Earthquakes: Reckoning With ‘The Big One’ in California—and It Just Got Bigger http://www.wsj.com/articles/earthquakes-reckoning-with-the-big-one-in-californiaand-it-just-got-bigger-1479643228?mod=e2tw

Outcry over lack of cash for flood defences as storm hits south UK https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/21/government-criticised-for-lack-of-natural-flood-management-schemes?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Complex, compound New Zealand earthquake – Part 2: Faulting by Day http://blogs.agu.org/tremblingearth/2016/11/18/complex-compound-new-zealand-earthquake-part-2-faulting-day/?platform=hootsuite

Using Remote Sensing to Understand the Correlation Between Deforestation and Forest Fires https://www.gislounge.com/using-remote-sensing-understand-correlation-deforestation-forest-fires/

Avalanches more complex than previously thought http://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2016/11/22/avalanches-complex-previously-thought/

Natural flood protection defends homes against Storm Angus https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/22/natural-flood-protection-defends-homes-against-storm-angus?CMP=share_btn_tw

Earth’s gravity offers earlier earthquake warnings https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/changes-to-earths-gravity-offer-early-earthquake-warning

Volatile dilution during magma injections and implications for volcano explosivity http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/44/12/1027.full

Companies Suffer $14 Billion Due To Water-Related Impacts, Says CDP https://cleantechnica.com/2016/11/17/companies-suffer-14-billion-due-water-related-impacts-cdp/

First phase of flood defence scheme protects thousands of properties http://www.ukconstructionmedia.co.uk/news/33279/page/33279/

A mega-quake stretching from L.A. to San Francisco would devastate California, with $289 billion in losses, study find http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-san-andreas-corelogic-20161122-story.html

Flood risk information for Toowoomba investors http://www.apimagazine.com.au/2016/10/flood-risk-information-toowoomba-investors/

Where will the next mega earthquake hit? Curvy faults may be key http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/where-will-next-mega-earthquake-hit-curvy-faults-may-be-key-1593283

Defining loss and damage https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3016&utm_content=buffer5098a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Multi-sector partnerships key in disaster risk reduction, says EU project http://www.enhanceproject.eu/news/articles/156

Five-year plan to reduce flood risk in York https://www.gov.uk/government/news/five-year-plan-to-reduce-flood-risk-in-york

Emergency management

Hapuku River: a major landslide dam after the earthquake in New Zealand http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/11/17/hapuku-river-1/

Seismology by Night http://blogs.agu.org/tremblingearth/2016/11/16/complex-compound-new-zealand-earthquake-part-1-seismology-night/

How to avoid utter chaos after a quake: stop using PDF maps of tsunami zones http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86672631/How-to-avoid-utter-chaos-after-a-quake-stop-using-PDF-maps-of-tsunami-zones

State of the art weather satellite launched over the weekend promises huge gains in many areas https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/11/21/state-of-the-art-weather-satellite-launched-over-the-weekend/

New Zealand Earthquake’s Impact Captured by Drone http://www.wsj.com/video/new-zealand-earthquake-impact-captured-by-drone/7FFC0289-1441-45DB-B128-C6B3082B3653.html

Flood victims evicted amid protests, suicide attempts http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/21-Nov-16/flood-victims-evicted-amid-protests-suicide-attempts

Just as the Earth will always shake, so too will the humans always innovate: Idealog’s guide to earthquake tech http://idealog.co.nz/tech/2016/11/just-earth-will-always-shake-so-too-will-humans-innovate-idealogs-guide-earthquake-tech#.WDSnZJbgPHk.twitter

Bitter lessons of Japan’s 2011 tsunami put to use with latest quake http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-quake-evacuation-idUSKBN13H0EC

“Proof that we can rebuild”: Ordinary citizens restore historic site in Nepal http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nepal-earthquake-historic-buddhist-monument-in-kathmandu-restored/

Third of vets know of farmers who have lost livestock due to flooding, survey reveals https://www.farminguk.com/News/Third-of-vets-know-of-farmers-who-have-lost-livestock-due-to-flooding-survey-reveals_44885.html

In flood zone, many Louisiana families yearn to return home https://www.yahoo.com/news/flood-zone-many-louisiana-families-yearn-return-home-075637532.html

Rain, resilience and human kindness revive SA farming community devastated by bushfires http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-25/pinery-bushfire-one-year-sa-farming-community-revived/8055114

Newly established National Mentor Program for emergency management http://haznet.ca/sample-page/a-new-crhnet-initiative-a-national-mentor-program/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Business Flood Resilience Planning http://somersetrcc.org.uk/brics/

http://www.campussafetymagazine.com/article/during_a_crisis_will_your_students_know_where_to_get_help1#

Guide to developing effective community engagement http://www.rural.palegislature.us/Effective_Citizen_Engagement.pdf

Terryfying allure of volcanoes over the centuries https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/22/explosive-history-volcanoes-bodleian-exhibition-vesuvius-oxford?CMP=twt_gu

New book: Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781119054146

Example of community engagement for coastal flooding adaptation http://surrey.ca/files/CFASCrescentBeachSummaryReport.pdf

Watch Earth’s History Play Out On A Football Field http://www.npr.org/2016/11/22/502920622/watch-earths-history-play-out-on-a-football-field

Government of Canada launches new public awareness campaign on flood risks http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/government-canada-launches-new-public-awareness-campaign-flood-risks-1004104321/

#FloodReady campaign https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/flood-ready.html?utm_campaign=ps-floodready&utm_medium=vanity-url&utm_source=canada-ca_flood-ready

The Dangers of Driving in Floods http://www.newground.co.uk/news-events-media/knowledge-centre/driving-in-floods/

Pinery bushfire anniversary a time to reflect on SA communities’ recovery efforts http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-25/pinery-bushfire-anniversary-communities-recovery-efforts/8055916

Inspiring Resilience – Indigenous Disaster Resilience http://haznet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/haznet-fall-2016-reduced-3.pdf

Citizen Science http://www.ukeof.org.uk/resources/citizen-science-resources/guide-to-citizen-science-form

Social media and emergency management

Using GIS and social media for social activism https://www.gislounge.com/gis-social-activism/

YouTube is the preferred destination for viewing social video, followed by Facebook https://www.marketingcharts.com/online/almost-half-of-us-adults-say-they-watch-branded-videos-on-social-media-72571/

Would you really know how to effectively communicate across diverse Social Media in a crisis incident or, worse, a large-scale emergency event? http://www.thedrill.com.au/

8 Ways Social Media Can Help Disaster Response Teams In A Hurricane http://9-1-1magazine.com/Social-Media-Can-Help-Hurricane-Response

It’s raining, it’s pouring and the Environment Agency is tweeting https://danslee.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/crisis-tweets-its-raining-its-pouring-and-the-environment-agency-is-tweeting/

Psychology and disasters

The psychology of fire-setters: Bringing hell to earth http://www.knoxnews.com/story/life/family/2016/11/20/psychology-fire-setters-bringing-hell-earth/94169922/

Trauma and How It Can Adversely Affect the Workplace http://www.emergencymgmt.com/health/Trauma-and-How-It-Can-Adversely-Affect-the-Workplace.html?utm_content=buffer259e2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Having a strong social network was associated with lower risk for PTSD among survivors of a major bushfire disaster http://www.healio.com/psychiatry/ptsd/news/online/%7B8ab5bbac-399c-4dbf-ac4e-541abe62b62a%7D/strong-social-ties-protective-against-post-disaster-ptsd-depression?utm_content=bufferea3c8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

All Right? works to support and improve Cantabrians’ mental health and wellbeing as we recover and rebuild from the earthquakes http://allright.org.nz/

How to stay sane in the face of climate change https://thinkprogress.org/how-to-stay-sane-in-the-face-of-climate-change-1fadca65c49#.8fvetgsze

Social capital and disasters

Local politicians as linking social capital: an empirical test of political behavior after Japan’s 3/11 disasters http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2503-x?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorAssignedToIssue

Today in disaster resilience (18 November 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Seismic details of 7.5 magnitude NZ earthquake http://geoscope.ipgp.fr/index.php/en/catalog/earthquake-description?seis=us1000778i

Deadly 7.5 earthquake: Tsunami hits east coast, Waiau feared worst hit http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11747432

Severe wildfires spreading across the Southeast US https://watchers.news/2016/11/15/wildfire-southeast-us-november-2016/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Farmer saves cows trapped on tiny patch of turf after earthquake https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/11/15/farmer-saves-cows-trapped-on-tiny-patch-of-turf-after-earthquake/?tid=sm_tw

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Nov 2016: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Kerinci, Turrialba, Saban https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59946/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Nov-2016-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Kerinci-Turrialba-Saban.html

Search for child swept away by flash floods continues https://www.enca.com/south-africa/search-for-child-swept-away-by-flash-floods-continues

165 earthquakes within a radius of 150km of central Christchurch over 24 hours http://www.canterburyquakelive.co.nz/

Heavy rain inundates Indonesia, Tangerang under 2-m high waters https://watchers.news/2016/11/14/flood-indonesia-november-2016/

The Worst Wildfire In North Carolina History Is Devastating The State http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/wildfire-in-nc/

Dominican Republic Flood Relief https://www.youcaring.com/floodvictims-692321

Tornadoes hit Wales and Midlands http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38016701

Hundreds Hospitalized, Several Arrested in Southeast Wildfires http://abcnews.go.com/US/hundreds-hospitalized-breathing-difficulties-due-wildfires-southeast/story?id=43559886&cid=abcn_fb

Severe flooding hits the Dominican Republic, 20 000 evacuated https://watchers.news/2016/11/17/dominican-republic-severe-flood-november-2016/

Disaster risk reduction

Resilient Cities – Policy Highlights http://www.oecd.org/gov/regional-policy/resilient-cities-policy-highlights.htm

Natural hazards in Australia: extreme bushfire http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-016-1811-1

Firestorms: the bushfire/thunderstorm hybrids we urgently need to understand https://theconversation.com/firestorms-the-bushfire-thunderstorm-hybrids-we-urgently-need-to-understand-68426

Flooding is a ‘humanitarian crisis waiting to happen’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/climate-change-related-flooding-one-billion-people-risk-2060-warns-charity-a7031241.html

The lessons we need to learn to deal with the ‘creeping disaster’ of drought https://theconversation.com/the-lessons-we-need-to-learn-to-deal-with-the-creeping-disaster-of-drought-68172?utm_content=buffer4a6c3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Researchers explore gigantic volcanic eruptions that led to mass extinctions http://phys.org/news/2016-11-explore-gigantic-volcanic-eruptions-mass.html

Immoral hazard: the gender inequality of risk http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2016/11/op-ed-by-ded-glemarec-on-gender-inequality-of-risk

Lessons from the Rebuild by Design Competition After Hurricane Sandy http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2016/11/report-details-progress-and-challenges-in-regional-resiliency-four-years-after-sandy-107345

Report: Disasters Are Even More Disastrous Than We Think http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/11/14/502039441/report-disasters-are-even-more-disastrous-than-we-think

Understanding flash floods in five Edmonton neighbourhoods http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/understanding-flash-floods-in-five-edmonton-neighbourhoods

Dutch sports field helps mitigate flooding https://www.fastcoexist.com/3026880/this-sports-field-also-helps-save-the-city-from-flooding

Breaking the Link Between Extreme Weather and Extreme Poverty http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/11/14/breaking-the-link-between-extreme-weather-and-extreme-poverty?cid=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Papua New Guinea’s volcano risk https://www.wired.com/2016/11/papua-new-guinea-hides-dangerous-volcanoes-earth/

What are natural flood defences and do they work? http://www.countryfile.com/article/what-are-natural-flood-defences-and-do-they-work

Hurt by sea: how storm surges and sea-level rise make coastal life risky https://theconversation.com/hurt-by-sea-how-storm-surges-and-sea-level-rise-make-coastal-life-risky-68348

The western boundary of South America is an active subduction zone http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/pictures/2016/11/01/scientific-motivation/?platform=hootsuite

Small earthquakes could help warn of the next big quake in Australia https://theconversation.com/small-earthquakes-could-help-warn-of-the-next-big-quake-in-australia-68753

Why collaboration is key to flood risk management http://governmentbusiness.co.uk/features/why-collaboration-key-better-flood-risk-management

Vancouver is currently considering a number of options to strengthen the resilience of the city’s flood defence http://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13192-vancouver-mulls-$300m-to-$800m-flood-resilience-options

Facing up to the future: the City Resilience Index http://www.arup.com/city_resilience_index

Sydney’s homeowners face their property values being reduced, as the future risk of increasingly floods and bushfires grows http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/sydney-homeowners-face-properties-being-reduced-in-value-because-of-climate-change-climate-risk-group-says-20161115-gsq5mu.html

Bushfires might dominate the summertime headlines but storms and flooding pose the biggest disaster risk to Sydney’s economy http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/risk-room/sydneys-greatest-perils-floods-and-storms-20161109-gslxrz.html

Terrorism Deaths Fall Globally http://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/87593-terrorism-deaths-fall-globally?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

5 bold initiatives in flood resilience https://www.devex.com/news/5-bold-initiatives-in-flood-resilience-89036

Emergency management

Rebuilding Haiti, One Commune at a Time: Experience from Haitian People in Zabriko and Elsewhere http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/10/10/rebuilding-haiti-one-commune-time-experience-haitian-people-zabriko-and-elsewhere?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

The transport of Icelandic volcanic ash http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016JB013350/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+unavailable+on+Saturday+26th+November+2016+from+07:00-11:00+GMT+/+02:00-06:00+EST+/+15:00-19:00+SGT+for+essential+maintenance.++Apologies+for+the+inconvenience.

 ‘Kiwis are a unique type of tough’: a note from GeoNet’s director on responding to the monster quake http://thespinoff.co.nz/science/16-11-2016/kiwis-are-a-unique-type-of-tough-a-note-from-geonets-director-on-responding-to-the-monster-quake/

SA blackouts caused by seven tornadoes http://www.afr.com/news/politics/sa-blackouts-caused-by-seven-tornadoes-20161114-gsp0z9

Drivers over 65 are most likely to drive through flood water http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/consumer-news/97676/older-drivers-most-likely-to-drive-through-floods

When tsunami sirens work – Whangamata evacuates as Tauranga sleeps http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11749169

This stunning map shows that six faults – at least six – ruptured in the big Kaikoura quake http://thespinoff.co.nz/science/16-11-2016/this-stunning-map-shows-that-six-faults-at-least-six-ruptured-in-the-kaikoura-quake/

Sydney air pollution from scheduled burn led to 14 premature deaths, researchers find http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-16/sydney-back-burning-causes-14-premature-deaths-study-finds/8029160

Jet boating on flooded road: ‘It had to be done’ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11748573

Volunteer is a Firefighter’s Best Friend http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Volunteer-is-a-firefighters-best-friend.html?utm_content=buffer71398&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Wellington’s mid-rise buildings worst affected by earthquake http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11750524

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Explained: The science behind the quake http://www.nzherald.co.nz/christchurch-earthquake/news/article.cfm?c_id=1502981&objectid=11747504&ref=rss

A tale of two disasters: Communities connecting and learning from each other http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50959

Natural hazards in Australia: droughts http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-016-1798-7

Schools are a key to building resilience in vulnerable communities http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/dirt/1265068/building-community-resilience-ground

Empowering Women after the Arab Spring http://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/978-1-137-55747-6

Uganda integrates disaster risk reduction into school curriculum http://reliefweb.int/report/uganda/uganda-integrates-disaster-risk-reduction-school-curriculum

Participatory approach to mapping urban risk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB5Woye7ZPg&feature=youtu.be

Northlanders urged to take tsunami sirens seriously http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11747735

Protecting your home and business from wildfire https://disastersafety.org/wildfire/

World Antibiotic Awareness Week http://www.fao.org/antimicrobial-resistance/en/?utm_source=faohomepage&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=featurebar

Communities are the key to resilience – first to be affected and the first to respond to disaster http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/11/06/resilience-isnt-only-about-infrastructure-how-can-we-better-support-community-based-environmental-stewardship-in-readiness-response-and-recovery-from-disturbance/?utm_content=buffer1e535&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tsunami education plays a critical role when taking steps towards increasing the resilience of coastal communities around the world http://www.noaa.gov/stories/noaa-science-on-sphere-visualizations-show-tsunami-impacts-around-globe

Channel communities prepare to mark 50 years since Black Tuesday bushfires http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-17/channel-memories-of-the-1967-black-tuesday-bushfires/8032844

Resilient Esperance remains strong one year on from ‘unstoppable’ bushfires http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-17/resilient-esperance-remains-strong-one-year-bushfires/8031400

Social media and emergency management

Facebook usage and engagement is on the rise, while adoption of other platforms holds steady http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/11/11/social-media-update-2016/

Facebook hot topics https://insights.fb.com/category/hot-topics/2016/10/region/australia/

How smartphone alerts can increase Americans’ safety abroad during times of uncertainty http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty

Social Media in Academia https://www.routledge.com/Social-Media-in-Academia-Networked-Scholars/Veletsianos/p/book/9781138822757

Emergency agencies use social media three times more than voluntary organisations and the private sector http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2016/11/15/survey-results-social-media-management-in-2016

Social media use by police has matured a lot in recent years http://blogs.lexisnexis.com/public-safety/2015/03/social-media-policy-check-list/

Social media use being blocked in many countries https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-net/freedom-net-2016

The rise of the connected citizen https://www.hpe.com/us/en/insights/001/the-rise-of-the-connected-citizen.html

Survey: 8 in 10 Brits are now using emojis to communicate in texts and social media https://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/latest/emoji-fastest-growing-new-language-22835

Social Media’s Globe-Shaking Power http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/17/technology/social-medias-globe-shaking-power.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=0

23 Tips & Tricks to a Successful Emergency Preparedness Social Media Campaign http://www.campussafetymagazine.com/article/23_tips_tricks_to_a_successful_emergency_preparedness_social_media_campaign/Florida_State_University?utm_content=buffer61b6b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Digital Storytelling: One powerful tweet can be shared thousands of times and shift mindsets https://medium.com/@350/digital-storytelling-in-the-era-of-climate-change-f74a3cccdcd8#.ov4l6vybx

Psychology and disasters

Psychology and cyclones: Why we don’t prepare, and what we can learn from other cultures http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-07/psychology-and-cyclones-why-we-dont-prepare/8001588?pfmredir=sm

Take this Resilience Test — How Well Do You Bounce Back? https://medium.com/@karennimmo/tough-times-dont-last-tough-people-do-f8a4a3edf6de#.aq8fkzc1d

Why Building Young Boys’ Mental Resilience Is So Important As A Parent http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/young-boys-mental-resilience-advice-parents_uk_58076a6fe4b0dcd029905959?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Social capital and disasters

Social capital builds resilience in Central Queensland  flood prone community http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-14/depot-hill-will-not-be-moved/8006458?section=qld

Encouraging Neighbors to See Eye to Eye http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2016/11/encouraging-neighbors-to-see-eye-to-eye/507971/?utm_source=feed

Today in disaster resilience (11 November 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

NSW bushfires: Dozens of fires still burning with more than a dozen uncontained http://linkis.com/www.smh.com.au/envir/xSv0n

Tornado Strikes Near Rome, Italy, Killing Two, Injuring Dozens https://weather.com/news/news/tornado-italy-cesano-ladispoli-rome?cm_ven=T_WX_BD_110616_1

Rainstorms kill three in Albania, flooding land and highway http://www.reuters.com/article/us-albania-floods-idUSKBN1332LH?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Nov 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59853/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Nov-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-Ne.html

Red Cross responds to severe flooding in Vietnam http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/asia-pacific/vietnam/red-cross-responds-to-severe-flooding-in-vietnam-73659/

Heavy rains wreak havoc in Penang http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/11/08/heavy-rains-wreak-havoc-in-penang-island-in-lockdown-as-traffic-comes-to-a-crawl/

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Nov 2016: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59862/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Nov-2016-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-Sabancaya.html

Flash floods kill at least two in Ekurhuleni, flights diverted http://www.enca.com/south-africa/one-person-drowned-in-johannesburg-flash-floods?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Severe flooding in Balkans forces hundreds to evacuate https://watchers.news/2016/11/09/flood-serbia-albania-montenegro-november-2016/

Pemberton residents begin cleanup after heavy flooding http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/pemberton-cleaning-up-after-floods-1.3845493

Flooding in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines https://pressroom.oecs.org/flooding-in-st-vincent-and-the-grenadines

Several People Missing After Flash Flood Hits South Africa’s Biggest City, ‘Johannesburg’ http://howafrica.com/several-people-missing-after-flash-flood-hits-south-africas-biggest-city-johannesburg/

Disaster risk reduction

Anticipating future risk in social-ecological systems using fuzzy cognitive mapping: the case of wildfire in the Chiquitania, Bolivia http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol21/iss4/art18/

Innovating with the past: How to create resilience through heritage http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/innovating-past-how-create-resilience-through-heritage?CID=SURR_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Climate change, agriculture and food security http://www.fao.org/publications/sofa/sofa2016/en/

The geology that causes Italy’s spine to quake https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/06/geology-italy-earthquakes-apennines-tectonic-plates-norcia-terrawatch?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

Asia adopts ambitious Sendai plan http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50912

Penang to address flooding issue in 2017 budget http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2050463

Planning for a rainy day: there’s still lots to learn about Australia’s flood patterns https://theconversation.com/planning-for-a-rainy-day-theres-still-lots-to-learn-about-australias-flood-patterns-68170

Modern Approaches to Stormwater Management https://sourceable.net/modern-approaches-to-stormwater-management/

New framework unifies existing models for better analysis of floods produced by heavy rain events https://eos.org/research-spotlights/modeling-rainfall-runoff?utm_term=0_f923f18da4-f53382df69-286674909

Hornsby residents top the list of bushfire exposed homes in the greater Sydney area http://www.smh.com.au/environment/the-10-sydney-regions-most-exposed-to-bushfire-risk-20161107-gsk08y.html

How Much Do Wetlands Reduce Property Damage During Hurricanes? http://blog.nature.org/science/2016/10/24/how-much-do-wetlands-reduce-property-damage-during-storms-and-hurricanes/

How the Ghana Floods animation was created http://datascience-africa.org/2016/11/ghana-floods-animation-created/

Farmers call for a bigger role in debate over future of UK’s flood management http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/farmers-call-for-a-bigger-role-in-debate-over-future-of-uk-s-flood-management/story-29862228-detail/story.html

International Volcano Scientists Unite https://www.usgs.gov/news/international-volcano-scientists-unite

Italy faces more earthquakes in near future, scientists warn https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/05/italy-faces-more-earthquakes-scientists-warn

Seaside Voters Back Bond To Move Schools From Tsunami Zone http://www.opb.org/news/series/election-2016/seaside-schools-tsunami-zone-vote-result/

An Ancient Tsunami That Ended a Civilization Gets Another Look http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/science/santorini-akrotiri-tsunami.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur

New revolutionary house which can raise itself above flood water planned for near Spalding http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/new-revolutionary-house-which-can-raise-itself-above-flood-water-planned-for-near-spalding-1-7666404

Improving Global Flood Forecasting using Satellite Detected Flood Extent http://dspace.library.uu.nl/handle/1874/329238

Vancouver Weighs Options for Flood Resilience https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/vancouver-climate-change-resilience-strategies

Morpeth flood scheme scoops national award http://neconnected.co.uk/morpeth-flood-scheme-scoops-national-award/?platform=hootsuite

$33M for Calgary flood mitigation projects announced http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/flood-mitigation-calgary-ottawa-bonnybrook-sunnyside-stormwater-wastewater-funding-1.3845340

Geospatial Work Identifies High-Risk Flooding Areas in Egypt Region http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2016/11/10-32291_Geospatial-Work-Identifies-High-Risk-Flooding-Area_story-wide.html

Australia shifts and tilts back and forth by several millimetres each year https://news.agu.org/press-release/australian-continent-shifts-with-the-seasons-study-finds/

Emergency management

Landslides from the Norcia earthquake sequence in Italy http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/11/04/norcia-earthquake/

Risks to women and girls soar in hurricane-slammed Haiti http://www.unfpa.org/news/risks-women-and-girls-soar-hurricane-slammed-haiti

‘Where is everybody’? Towns are desperate after Matthew, but no one is coming to help http://www.centredaily.com/news/nation-world/national/article112908473.html

NASA and FEMA Conduct Asteroid Impact Emergency Planning Exercise http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-and-fema-conduct-asteroid-impact-emergency-planning-exercise

Early recovery in Haiti: Localize the relief effort to avoid the aid dependency trap http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2016/11/4/Early-recovery-in-Haiti-Localize-the-relief-effort-to-avoid-the-aid-dependency-trap-.html

Hurricane Matthew brought town’s demise, needs a ‘miracle’ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ef0c96ad988042b9a04b335e394b5177/hurricane-matthew-brought-towns-demise-needs-miracle

After the Florence Flood: Saving Vasari’s ‘Last Supper’ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/06/arts/design/after-the-florence-flood-saving-vasaris-last-supper.html

‘Enough is enough’: Flood relief welcome news in Mill Woods http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/enough-is-enough-flood-relief-welcome-news-in-mill-woods-1.3845772

Disaster education, communications and engagement

People dismiss bushfire alert as ‘spam or white noise’ https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/33099707/people-dismiss-bushfire-alert-as-spam-or-white-noise/

Tales of resilience scoop film awards http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50913

Civic Engagement Research, Projects, and Guides https://www.wethinq.com/en/blog/2016/09/15/civic-engagement-resources.html

7 questions to test your flood survival skills https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/286877/7-questions-to-test-your-flood-survival-skills

Social media and emergency management

Traditional television dominated viewing of the Olympics compared with apps and social media http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/opinion/rio-olympics-dish-up-a-digital-disaster-for-broadcasters/news-story/983c1dcf50061b14565e4c5d0944ab70

You should be thinking about your bushfire safety, not selfies for social media http://www.autoblog.com/2016/11/07/selfie-raging-brush-fire-australia/

Posts on social media about political candidates and social issues are actually changing minds — well, 1 in 5 minds https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/11/07/your-political-posts-on-social-media-are-actually-changing-minds-sometimes-2/

Psychology and disasters

Traumatic stresses can have an inoculating effect providing us with enhanced resilience to future crises https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/think-act-be/201610/7-ways-survivors-can-grow-after-trauma?utm_source=FacebookPost&utm_medium=FBPost&utm_campaign=FBPost

Elderly may face increased dementia risk after a disaster https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/elderly-dementia-risk-after-disaster/

Gender Difference in Spatial Ability Influenced by Task Context https://www.geolounge.com/gender-difference-spatial-ability-influenced-task-context/

When You Can’t Make Make Mental Maps: Developmental Topographical Disorientation https://www.geolounge.com/how-developmental-topographical-disorientation-affects-the-ability-of-some-people-to-make-mental-maps/

Today in disaster resilience (4 November 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Italy quake: Norcia tremor destroys ancient buildings http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37814975

Italy quake: Aerial footage of devastation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37817721?ocid=socialflow_twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Oct 2016: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59726/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-Oct-2016-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 31 Oct 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59736/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-Oct-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Turria.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Nov 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59754/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Nov-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-Sinabu.html

State of emergency declared for Alabama after Colonial pipeline incident http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pipeline-blast-alabama-emergency-idUSKBN12W4VP?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5819095b04d3013cd732a920&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Nov 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59764/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Nov-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-.html

Vietnam – Further Flooding in Central Provinces Leaves 2 Dead and Thousands of Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-ha-tinh-quang-tri-quang-binh-flood-november-2016

Disaster risk reduction

Some years when flooding is bad, the water goes up to more than one metre https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/a-glimpse-of-climate-change-in-senegal

Prone to Earthquakes and Volcano Eruptions, Should Italy Prepare for ‘The Big One’? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/30/prone-to-earthquakes-and-volcano-eruptions-should-italy-prepare-for-the-big-one.html

Why Italy faces constant threat of earthquakes http://news.sky.com/story/why-italy-faces-constant-threat-of-earthquakes-10638394

What measures can be taken to reduce the mortality from future hazardous events, including disasters? http://disasterdoc.org/how-do-people-die-in-disasters/

Why have fires gotten larger in recent decades? http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/10/29/why-have-fires-gotten-larger-in-recent-decades/

Opening up a world of data for resilience: A global effort to help access and use countries’ disaster risk information http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/opening-world-data-resilience-global-effort-help-access-and-use-countries-disaster-risk-information

Floating homes: a solution to flooding, crowded cities and unaffordable housing https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/oct/29/floating-homes-architecture-build-water-overcrowding-cities-unaffordable-housing

The Excess Heat Factor as a metric for heat-related fatalities: defining heatwave risk categories https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-31-04-13

Sandy’s Lessons Lost: Jersey Shore Rebuilds in Sea’s Inevitable Path https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25102016/hurricane-sandy-new-jersey-shore-rebuild-climate-change-rising-sea-chris-christie

Seismic Rift: Vancouver is vulnerable http://theprovince.com/feature/b-c-earthquake-threatens-vancouver-buildings?platform=hootsuite

How Can We Finance the Resilient Cities of the Future? http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/10/11/how-can-we-finance-the-resilient-cities-of-the-future

Nepal drains dangerous Everest lake http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37797559

A new, independent report will help people better protect their homes and businesses from risk of flooding https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-support-gives-property-owners-better-protection-from-flooding

NOAA Research grants support continued tornado research in the Southeast http://research.noaa.gov/News/NewsArchive/LatestNews/TabId/684/ArtMID/1768/ArticleID/11947/NOAA-Research-grants-support-continued-tornado-research-in-the-Southeast.aspx

Seismic risks remain after Italian quakes http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37839612

The global annual average loss from flooding over the last decade has been $48bn http://www.rics.org/uk/news/news-insight/comment/deep-water-horizon-wbef/#.WBh_kMJlkdA.twitter

Measures that householders and businesses can install to protect their premises from the worst effects of flooding https://21stcenturychallenges.org/2016/10/28/keeping-floods-at-bay-property-level-protection/

Young people between 18 and 24 are leaving themselves vulnerable to the devastating effects of flooding http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/young-people-most-at-risk-of-devastation-caused-by-flooding-new-survey-shows/story-29857355-detail/story.html

Future flood prevention in the UK http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmenvfru/115/115.pdf

Risk experts: Candidates not focusing on biggest threats https://apnews.com/2ffebf4cc62e4fc48a8fddfd110c975b/Risk-experts:-Candidates-not-focusing-on-biggest-threats

Barely passable grade on flood preparedness demands immediate action: report http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/associations/barely-passable-grade-flood-preparedness-demands-immediate-action-report-1004102613/

Reduce flood risk through rewilding, says new report http://www.rewildingbritain.org.uk/magazine/rewilding-flooding-report

Social and Political Dynamics of Flood Risk, Recovery and Response http://geography.exeter.ac.uk/media/universityofexeter/schoolofgeography/winterfloods/documents/Butler_et_al_2016_Socia_Political_DynamicsFloods.pdf

Prescribed burning operational risk framework http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/prescribed-burning-operational-risk-framework

National Position on Prescribed Burning http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/national-position-on-prescribed-burning

Transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk: Insights from a year of research https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3041&utm_content=buffer87bf0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Newcastle University expert sets out new approach to flood management http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2016/11/floodingreport/

Italian Earthquakes Are Part of a Sequence http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d8k62

Chart: 25 Years of Growth in The World’s Largest Cities http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-25-years-growth-worlds-largest-cities?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

Lloyd’s City Risk Index http://www.lloyds.com/cityriskindex/

Emergency management

GPS is Critical Tool for Volcano Monitoring http://bigislandnow.com/2016/10/28/gps-is-critical-tool-for-volcano-monitoring/

How Louisiana Turned Disaster Into Dollars http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/10/louisiana-disaster-recovery-hurricane-katrina-214398

Four Years After Sandy, NYC Businesses Still Need Help With Disaster Readiness https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/four-years-after-sandy-nyc-businesses-still-need-help-with-disaster-readine

Climate adaption is our role as emergency managers http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/emergency-managers-adapting-to-the-impacts-of-climate-change.html?utm_content=buffer96f86&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The ifs and buts of long-term weather forecasting https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/oct/31/ifs-buts-long-term-weather-forecasting-weatherwatch?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Verizon Tests Drone LTE Network in Emergency Drill http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0002/verizon-tests-drone-lte-network-in-emergency-drill/279750#.WBiQ54ScEPM.twitter

Governor McCrory Moves to Help Protect Consumers from Flooded Vehicle Fraud https://governor.nc.gov/press-release/governor-mccrory-moves-help-protect-consumers-flooded-vehicle-fraud

B.C. announces first step in province-wide earthquake warning system http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-announces-first-step-in-province-wide-earthquake-warning-system-1.3832239?platform=hootsuite

After the storm: building tactical lessons capability http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/after-the-storm-building-tactical-lessons-capability

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tips and advice to prepare your property http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/prepare-your-property/

Emergency WA website publishing real-time WA bushfire information ahead of ‘risky’ fire season http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-23/emergency-services-launch-new-website-ahead-of-bushfire-season/7958164

#FloodAware: check your risk https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/49005-floodaware-check-your-risk

The Resilience Dialogues: Connecting Communities with Scientists and Practitioners https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/10/31/resilience-dialogues-connecting-communities-scientists-and-practitioners

The idea that humans are ephemeral compared to the workings of nature isn’t as persuasive as it once was http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/10/aeon-deep-time/505922/

Preparedness for Seniors http://preparesocal.org/red-cross-informed/seniors/

The 1755 Nov.1st Great Lisbon Earthquake: a seismological, historical and cultural landmark http://stephaneonblogger.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/the-1755-nov1st-great-lisbon-earthquake_1.html

Flood of weather warning terms fuels confusion http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/11/01/national-weather-service-watch-warning-advisory-change/93074070/

There is a need to communicate more effectively what climate science says about event attribution http://public.wmo.int/en/resources/bulletin/unnatural-disasters-communicating-linkages-between-extreme-events-and-climate

In AD 365 Crete was hit by an extraordinarily powerful earthquake https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/media/Documents/magazine-extras/Geography%20Review/GeogRev%20Vol%2030%20No%202/GeographyReview30_2Poster.pdf?ext=.pdf

Downloadcenter for statistics on natural catastrophes https://www.munichre.com/en/reinsurance/business/non-life/natcatservice/index.html

A film about flooding, and what we can do now https://thetopofthetree.uk/film/highwater/

Emergency Preparedness Cartoons http://evaq8.co.uk/cartoons.html

Lifelong Learning https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2015/11/lifelong-learning/

Prominent scientists are propagating new versions of the old idea that reality revolves around us https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/the-rise-of-neo-geocentrism/

Environment Agency launches Flood Awareness Campaign https://www.gov.uk/government/news/young-people-leaving-themselves-vulnerable-to-flooding

School bushfire education program draws on research http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2016/school-bushfire-education-program-draws-research

Resilience Ambassadors Program – applications now open https://www.aidr.org.au/projects/resilience-ambassadors-program/

World Tsunami Awareness Day http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/139606-world-tsunami-awareness-day.html

Does history unfold randomly and by chance, or are there underlying patterns and deep connections between its parts? https://aeon.co/essays/how-chance-and-probability-affect-the-path-of-big-history

Homeowner’s Guide to Flood Resilience http://knowyourfloodrisk.co.uk/sites/default/files/FloodGuide_ForHomeowners.pdf

Social media and emergency management

How Facebook is pushing you to be more political http://www.businessinsider.com.au/facebook-politics-election-day-2016-10?r=UK&IR=T

12 strategic steps to help you get the most from social media http://www.local.gov.uk/social-media-strategy

‘Influencers’ feel motivated to share information about an emergency using social media http://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/the-wisdom-of-a-crowd-warnings-of-the-future/

Psychology and disasters

Preparing researchers to manage traumatic research http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2016/09/23/preparing-researchers-to-manage-traumatic-research/#more-10757

Why do people empathise with others? http://pro.psychcentral.com/empathy-the-oxygen-of-civilization/0016355.html#

Fear grips quake-hit communities following Italy’s strongest tremor in decades http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/europe-central-asia/italy/fear-grips-quake-hit-communities-following-italys-strongest-tremor-in-decades-73648/

People Are Oblivious and/or Don’t Care About Disasters http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/people-are-oblivious-and-or-dont-care-about-disasters.html

Can we halt firefighter suicide? http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/138999018-Can-we-halt-firefighter-suicide/

Why does failure cause some people to bounce back even better than before? https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201610/8-things-remember-when-you-fail

‘I Will Never Again Live Near Water’ http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/I-will-never-again-live-near-water-Weeks-after-Matthew-Chesapeake-residents-still-seeking-help.html?utm_content=buffer178b0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Social capital and disasters

The community was found to have an innate capacity to persevere and utilize resources to manage and transcend adversity and restore equilibrium https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/disaster-impact-on-impoverished-area-of-us-an-inter-professional-mixed-method-study/8B77F713E69D3A6C95FD597B7C930F25

Local politicians as linking social capital: an empirical test of political behavior after Japan’s 3/11 disasters http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2503-x?view=classic

Today in disaster resilience (28 October 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Severe flooding in Chocó department, Colombia https://watchers.news/2016/10/22/flooding-choco-department-colombia-october-2016/

Strong earthquakes hit central Italy; no deaths reported http://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-quake-idUSKCN12Q2FR?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Oct 2016: Turrialba volcano, Erta Ale, Yasur, Bagana, Ulawun, Copahue https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59694/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Oct-2016-Turrialba-volcano-Erta-Ale-Yasur-Bagana-Ulawun-Copahue.html

Bukoba, Tanzania earthquake death toll increases http://naturalhazardsanddisasters.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/bukoba-tanzania-earthquake-death-toll.html?m=1

Disaster risk reduction

Washington state ‘grossly’ unprepared for major quake: report http://www.reuters.com/article/us-washington-quake-idUSKCN12N0W0?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Study finds wrong antibiotics often given for common infections http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/10/study-finds-wrong-antibiotics-often-given-common-infections

Managing The Unknown: The Role Of Risk Transfer http://www.theonebrief.com/managing-unknown-role-risk-transfer/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=linkedin&utm_campaign=aonplc

First Global Sustainability Reporting Standards Set to Transform Business

http://www.sustainability-reports.com/first-global-sustainability-reporting-standards-set-to-transform-business/?platform=hootsuite

Jamaica gets earthquake-resilience boost http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50725

Wildfire management vs. fire suppression benefits forest and watershed http://ht.ly/qOyP305uiv5

Flood defence spending ‘favours wealthy areas’ http://news.sky.com/story/flood-defence-spending-favours-wealthy-areas-10630366

Why the ‘major-hurricane drought’ is the most overblown statistic in meteorology https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/24/why-the-major-hurricane-drought-is-the-most-overblown-statistic-in-meteorology/

Inaction magnified Hurricane Matthew’s impact http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/ned-barnett/article109948017.html

In natural disasters, less resilient poor most at risk http://reportingonclimateadaptation.org/in-natural-disasters-less-resilient-poor-most-at-risk/?utm_campaign=Backgrounder&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=disasters&utm_content=adaptny

Fewer Iowans carrying flood insurance despite rising risk http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2016/10/21/fewer-iowans-carrying-flood-insurance-despite-rising-risk/92280156/

OSU Creates Own Safety Panel To Oversee Construction In Tsunami Zone http://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-state-university-marine-center-tsunami/

Flash Flood Monitoring with an Inclined Lidar Installed at a River Bank: Proof of Concept http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/8/10/834

Training Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management In A Changing Climate http://indepthresearch.org/humanitarian-work-capacity-development-institute/2741-flood-disaster-risk-management

Bundaberg flood protection study http://www.dilgp.qld.gov.au/about-ilgp/consultations/bundaberg-flood-protection-study.html

Colorado River Delta still benefiting from flood experiment https://summitcountyvoice.com/2016/10/21/colorado-river-delta-still-benefiting-from-flood-experiment/

Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific: An Integrated Approach to Address Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (FRDP) http://gsd.spc.int/frdp/

Global patterns of loss of life from landslides http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/40/10/927.full.pdf+html

New Report Says More Than Half A Million Idaho Homes Are At Risk Of Wildfire http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/new-report-says-more-half-million-idaho-homes-are-risk-wildfire#stream/0

Chicago digs deep to fight flooding, but the city’s geology may provide another solution http://archpaper.com/2016/10/chicago-flooding-solutions-alternatives/

Emergency management

Will Tethered Drone Technology Change Emergency Response? http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Will-Tethered-Drone-Technology-Change-Emergency-Response.html?utm_term=Will%20Tethered%20Drone%20Technology%20Change%20Emergency%20Response&utm_campaign=Police%20Chiefs%20Lean%20on%20Training%20and%20Community%20Involvement&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

Learning from Past Mistakes: Rebuilding Haiti After Hurricane Matthew http://www.globalissues.org/news/2016/10/23/22586

What Hurricane Matthew’s path through Haiti and the US tells us about global inequality https://theconversation.com/what-hurricane-matthews-path-through-haiti-and-the-us-tells-us-about-global-inequality-58123

Hurricane Ike worst storm in decades http://www.chron.com/local/history/major-stories-events/article/Hurricane-Ike-worst-storm-in-decades-10135540.php

Firefighters are fighting fewer fires – but that doesn’t mean we should sack them https://theconversation.com/firefighters-are-fighting-fewer-fires-but-that-doesnt-mean-we-should-sack-them-66599

Fort McMurray wildfire: Residents return to Waterways neighbourhood http://globalnews.ca/news/3022070/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-residents-return-to-waterways-neighbourhood/

Key Lessons Learned During Cross-Border Experiment https://americansecuritytoday.com/key-lessons-learned-cross-border-experiment-video/

Sydney (Canada) flood victims agree homes should be torn down http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/sydney-flood-demolition-demolish-cape-breton-cbrm-1.3819178

Report: Many Families Living one Emergency Away From Poverty http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/–Report-Many-families-living-one-emergency-away-from-poverty.html?utm_term=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=One%20Emergency%20Away%20from%20Poverty&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On%20Software&utm_medium=email

Tsunami-ravaged Aceh Holds First Disaster Simulation Exercise for Disabled http://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/tsunami-ravaged-aceh-holds-first-disaster-simulation-exercise-disabled?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shared&utm_source=twitter.com

Natural Disasters Call for Community-Wide Planning and Response http://inhomelandsecurity.com/natural-disasters-planning-response/

2016 Another Deadly Flood Year For the U.S. https://weather.com/storms/severe/news/flood-deaths-united-states-over-300-since-2015

Emergency Management Diversity and Inclusion Framework launches https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/emergency-management-diversity-and-inclusion-framework-launches

Disaster leadership research shows the importance of people who can take action http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-26/disaster-leadership-research-finds-local-leaders-admired/7964774

Families of 23 tsunami victims to get damages http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/families-of-23-tsunami-victims-to-get-damages

Using Drones For Flood Disaster Risk Reduction, Assessment and Recovery http://floodlist.com/protection/using-drones-for-disaster-risk-reduction-assessment-recovery

Hurricane Matthew shows how forecasting along a storm’s edge is meteorology’s biggest problem https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/11/hurricane-matthew-shows-how-forecasting-along-the-edge-of-storms-is-meteorologys-biggest-problem/

Washington state’s plan for megaquake ‘grossly inadequate,’ review finds http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article110172142.html

Feasibility study of earthquake early warning (EEW) in Hawaii https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20161172

Disaster education, communications and engagement

What is Disaster Risk Reduction? https://www.unisdr.org/who-we-are/what-is-drr

Massive Open Online Course: A Resilient Future – Science & Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction http://cooperation.epfl.ch/Education/DRR-MOOC

Can community-based adaptation increase resilience? http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17565529.2016.1223595?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_medium=social&utm_content=buffer575b2&utm_source=twitter.com&journalCode=tcld20

National Weather Service Looks to Improve Warnings for Spanish Speakers http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/National-Weather-Service-Looks-Improve-Warnings-Spanish-Speakers.html?utm_content=buffer31cae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Pakistan’s plan to cut disaster risk aims at a new target: schools http://news.trust.org/item/20161024055251-rlry7/?utm_content=bufferbd95e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A walk around White Island – our most active volcano http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/85592545/a-walk-around-white-island–our-most-active-volcano

California Flood Preparedness https://vimeo.com/188360865

Community event marks flood scheme official opening https://www.gov.uk/government/news/community-event-marks-flood-scheme-official-opening

Fifth-graders write to flood victims, tell them ‘God has your back’ http://www.bnd.com/news/local/education/article110103537.html

Preparing for the costliest weather disaster in the US: How to stay safe before, during and after a flood http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/preparing_for_the_costliest_weather_disaster_in_the_us_how_to_stay_safe_before_during_and_after_a_flood/60891269

Residents surveyed were either misinformed or did not fully understand why pre-flood development placed them at risk http://www.highrivertimes.com/2016/10/26/study-reveals-residents-attitudes-toward-flood-altered-environment

Natural Hazards, GIS and Disaster Management http://naturalhazardsanddisasters.blogspot.com.au/

Social media and emergency management

The reason why people use Facebook determines the level of dependency on it http://www.psypost.org/2015/12/study-explores-the-development-of-facebook-dependency-39901

Social media users continuously negotiate their privacy among themselves and with service providers http://discoversociety.org/2014/02/15/why-online-privacy-is-not-dead-negotiation-and-conflict-in-social-media/

Snapchat’s Live Stories provide personal coverage of many events including disasters https://www.fastcompany.com/3052322/why-snapchats-live-stories-are-the-most-powerful-new-social-media

Twitter, the social network that offers real-time updates and requires brevity, is no longer growing. Why? http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-business/decline-twitter-and-how-turn-things-around-podcast

Fighting fire with tweets: California uses social media to save lives http://www.marketplace.org/2016/10/20/sustainability/fighting-fire-tweets-california-uses-social-media-save-lives

Psychology and disasters

Children, Young People and Flooding Final Report http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/homepage/finalreport/

Why we should not demonize residents who refuse to evacuate during hurricanes https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/25/why-we-should-not-demonize-residents-who-refuse-to-evacuate-during-hurricanes/

Assessing people’s resilience https://www.odi.org/publications/10590-assessing-people-s-resilience

“The River Is Not the Same Anymore” Environmental Risk and Uncertainty in the Aftermath of the High River, Alberta, Flood http://scu.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/09/23/2329496516669351.abstract

Social capital and disasters

It’s the strength of a neighborhood that determines who lives and who dies in a disaster https://www.wired.com/2016/10/klinenberg-transforming-communities-to-survive-climate-change/

Hurricane Matthew Will Hurt African Americans and Low-Income People Most http://time.com/4522780/hurricane-matthew-race-low-income-communities/?xid=tcoshare

Trapped in Place? Segmented Resilience to Hurricanes in the Gulf Coast, 1970–2005 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13524-016-0496-4

Crises reveal dramatic social and economic inequity inherent in modern urban systems http://blogs.worldwatch.org/five-ways-build-inclusive-cities/

Today in disaster resilience(21 October 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

State Of Emergency Issued For Nevada Because Of Wildfires http://www.ksgf.com/news/state-of-emergency-issued-for-nevada-because-of-wildfires

Deadly floods inundate central Vietnam http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/10/deadly-floods-inundate-central-vietnam-161016102856637.html

128 houses damaged, no one injured: Manzanita grateful, but long clean-up ahead http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/10/128_houses_damaged_one-third_o.html

Thousands flee in Philippines as Typhoon Sarika causes landslides and flooding http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2028506/thousands-flee-typhoon-flogs-philippines-causing-landslides

Typhoon Sarika to unleash torrential rain in China, Vietnam following deadly flooding http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/typhoon-sarika-to-bring-heavy-rain-china-vietnam-flooding/60748561

Typhoon Haima is forecast to more directly impact central and northern Luzon http://mashable.com/2016/10/18/super-typhoon-haima-philippines/#IqrkdPdNMkqk

Flood alert issued over fears the River Thames is set to burst its banks http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-weather-flood-alert-issued-over-fears-thames-set-to-burst-its-banks-a3371571.html

Super Typhoon Haima: Philippines evacuates thousands in storm’s path http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37707593?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_news_asia&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Oct 2016: Colima volcano, Bromo, Dukono, Turrialba, Bulusan, Nevado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59583/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Oct-2016-Colima-volcano-Bromo-Dukono-Turrialba-Bulusan-Nevado-d.html

Disaster risk reduction

Towards a more equal city http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/Towards_a_More_Equal_City_Framing_the_Challenges_and_Opportunities.pdf

Aletsch landslide: significant acceleration of movement http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/10/14/aletsch-landslide-2/

Ban Ki-Moon says new disaster mortality report “a damning indictment of inequality” http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50600

Natural disasters are costing more but killing less http://www.smh.com.au/national/natural-disasters-are-costing-more-but-killing-less-20161012-gs0gr3.html

Does Charleston area development bear some blame for Hurricane Matthew flooding? http://www.postandcourier.com/20161016/161019760/does-charleston-area-development-bear-some-blame-for-hurricane-matthew-flooding

A disaster that does not happen saves lives and money http://news.trust.org/item/20161013115243-3s6eq/

Why localizing global agendas matters to address urbanization, climate change https://blogs.adb.org/blog/why-localizing-global-agendas-matters-address-urbanization-climate-change

FEMA’s Flood Maps Will Soon Account for ‘Climate Change’  http://www.villagevoice.com/news/femas-flood-maps-will-soon-account-for-climate-change-and-other-newfangled-ideas-9233757

‘Housing plans with flood risk approved’ http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/housing-plans-with-flood-risk-approved-1-8184790

The World’s Poorest Most at Risk From Drought, Conflict http://www.climatecentral.org/news/worlds-poorest-most-at-risk-from-drought-conflict-20793

Aging dams could be next US infrastructure emergency http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/301615-aging-dams-could-pose-next-infrastructure-emergency-in-us

16 Asian nations to discuss disaster risk reduction http://nation.com.pk/national/16-Oct-2016/16-asian-nations-to-discuss-disaster-risk-reduction

Volcanoes might have forced early humans out of Africa, altering the course of our evolution http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/volcanoes-forced-early-humans-out-africa-altering-course-our-evolution-1586852

Review of Economic Benefits from Fuel Reduction Treatments in the Fire Prone Forests of the Southwestern United States https://gallery.mailchimp.com/35f64585b7351c71937d858e9/files/Econ_Final_Web.pdf?utm_source=SW+Fire+Science+Consortium&utm_campaign=ab071705be-Econ_student_board&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b55a38cb2-ab071705be-103138129

Costs of wildfire are ever increasing, the amount of money allocated to pre-wildfire mitigation activities have exponentially decreased https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2016/10/13/the-paper-economic-benefits-of-fuel-reduction-treatments-provides-unique-insight-about-analyzing-benefits-of-fuels-projects-from-an-economist-s-point-of-view#.WAJ5sYrjQPU.twitter

How To Increase A City’s Resilience: The New Orleans Way http://www.forbes.com/sites/federicoguerrini/2016/10/18/how-to-increase-a-citys-resilience-the-new-orleans-way/#1b16e9f0ada9

Non-structural disaster risk reduction measures are on average more cost efficient than their structural counterparts http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50665

How would an Alpine Fault quake affect NZ? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11729209

2 San Francisco-area earthquake faults found to be connected http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/10/19/2-san-francisco-area-earthquake-faults-found-to-be-connected.html

There Won’t Be Resilient Coastal Cities in the 22nd Century http://rebelmetropolis.org/there-wont-be-resilient-coastal-cities-in-the-22nd-century/

A conceptual approach for evaluating the multiple benefits of urban flood management practices http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50456

How a new playground is helping Rotterdam deal with its flooding problem http://www.citymetric.com/fabric/how-new-playground-helping-rotterdam-deal-its-flooding-problem-2524

Fighting the recurrent threat of floods http://prise.odi.org/comment-fighting-the-recurrent-threat-of-floods/

Flood Management: The Soft Path https://www.internationalrivers.org/flood-management-the-soft-path

Emergency management

Cyclists rescue three from car at flooded ford http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-37672259

Mock Disaster Training Hones Response Skills http://www.emergencymgmt.com/training/Mock-disaster-training-hones-response-skills.html

In Eastern North Carolina, Matthew ‘worse than Floyd’ http://www.wral.com/in-eastern-north-carolina-matthew-worse-than-floyd-/16120767/?platform=hootsuite

Insurance and telecoms firms turn to drones for disaster recovery http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/10/17/insurance-and-telecoms-firms-turn-drones-disaster-recovery

The Herculean task facing Haiti https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-herculean-task-facing-haiti/2016/10/16/e6e5a008-90c6-11e6-a6a3-d50061aa9fae_story.html?utm_term=.254fc033b631

Firefighters can learn a lot from a dollhouse http://www.jumpseattraining.com/firefighters-can-learn-a-lot-from-a-dollhouse/

Local Vietnamese Officials Say Dam Operators Made Flooding Worse http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/local-vietnamese-officials-10172016150458.html

Zika and Ebola had a much worse effect on women: we need more research to address this in future https://theconversation.com/zika-and-ebola-had-a-much-worse-effect-on-women-we-need-more-research-to-address-this-in-future-64868

Women’s Experiences in Local Emergency Management https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9yDnpr_Y0EBqIiEMCrn2DGlCvvNM3VVb6r4Z058MndoJGDQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

The effectiveness of early warning systems in the management of urban flooding in Nigeria https://ugecviewpoints.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/the-effectiveness-of-early-warning-systems-in-the-management-of-urban-flooding-in-nigeria/

What Was It That Delivered Historic Rainfall to Louisiana? http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/What-Was-It-That-Delivered-Historic-Rainfall-to-Louisiana-/?utm_content=bufferd4b68&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Timely, Reliable Response to Natural Disasters Benefits Households and Economies—Substantially http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/09/30/timely-reliable-response-to-natural-disasters-benefits-households-and-economies?CID=FAM_TT_FinanceMarkets_EN_EXT

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Restless Earth Workshop for Year 10 Geography students http://www.cartography.org.uk/members/education-schools/welcome-to-the-bcs-restless-earth-workshop/

A scientist who was encouraged to write her own press release http://blogs.agu.org/sciencecommunication/2016/10/13/writing-press-release/

FloodHelpNY – Find out about NYC’s flood risk http://www.floodhelpny.org/

Watch a simulation of an 8.0 earthquake striking Southern California http://www.fresnobee.com/news/state/california/article75791907.html

What’s the Plan, Stan? is a resource to support schools, teachers, students, and parents to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for emergency events http://www.whatstheplanstan.govt.nz/

Kiwi kids will be better prepared for emergencies thanks to a new online teaching resource http://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/mcdem-and-eqc-join-forces-to-educate-kiwi-kids

The Shum Show: Spreading Like Wildfire http://www.climatecentral.org/videos/news-and-reports/the-shum-show-spreading-like-wildfire?utm_content=buffer6e592&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

We need more media coverage of disaster prevention http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/mediaactioninsight/entries/bf83817e-1ecc-4bb2-96f8-a058eae9f860

Burchardi flood http://datab.us/i/Burchardi%20flood

Flood awareness event to learn more about the risks, what they can do to reduce them http://www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk/%EF%BB%BFawareness-event-to-support-flood-risk-residents-in-coalbrookdale-ironbridge/

A place for learning https://medium.com/a-place-for-learning/foreword-b5a2eb45ae8b#.hisvmsw8s

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

This couple’s idea of a romantic getaway is chasing tornadoes https://www.wired.com/2016/10/couples-idea-romantic-vacation-chasing-storms/

Munich RE’s natural hazard information portal https://www.munichre.com/touch/naturalhazards/en/homepage/index.html

Winner in tsunami awareness movie competition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwAbvGO7f9Y

Great learning resource for earthquakes, eruptions and emissions http://volcano.si.axismaps.io/

Apps that help you get to know the world around you http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-18/apps-that-help-you-get-to-know-your-world/7918346

Engaging short-term volunteers http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/2016/10/19/a-quick-guide-to-engaging-short-term-volunteers/

Reframing Community Engagement – Loddon Catchment Natural Flood Risk Management workshop https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reframing-community-engagement-loddon-catchment-natural-mehring

Why is a Flood Report so important when buying a home? http://www.lawplainandsimple.com/legal-guides/article/why-is-a-flood-report-so-important-when-buying-a-home

Social media and emergency management

We’re sharing Facebook posts proactively to local groups, joining them and getting involved in the conversation http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2016/10/12/jonathan-pyke-facebook-post?platform=hootsuite

5 Steps for Handling Social Media During a Natural Disaster http://memarketingservices.com/5-steps-social-media-natural-disaster/

Using social media to create virtual exchanges with refugees http://innovation.unhcr.org/labs_post/social-media-and-sms-outreach/

Five ways that social media is changing journalism in the digital age https://theconversation.com/how-investigative-journalists-are-using-social-media-to-uncover-the-truth-66393

Agencies working together on the same platform to coordinate their emergency response on social media http://www.musterpoint.co.uk/news/2016/10/17/how-musterpoint-helped-the-kent-resilience-forum

Understanding social media use in nine easy graphs http://adage.com/article/news/social-media-poster/305631/

Exploring the Impact of Emergency Responders’ Social Media Activity https://www.isurvey.soton.ac.uk/21455

Improving the Accessibility of Social Media in Government https://www.digitalgov.gov/resources/improving-the-accessibility-of-social-media-in-government/

Facebook now lets you poll your friends for local recommendations http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/19/13328120/facebook-social-discovery-recommendations-google-amazon

Older man sitting in Hong Kong Starbucks during flooding goes viral on social media http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37711677

Psychology and disasters

Differences in Empathic Concern and Perspective Taking Across 63 Countries http://jcc.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/11/0022022116673910

The Mental Health Consequences of Natural Disasters http://blog.allpsych.com/the-mental-health-consequences-of-natural-disasters/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The Relationship of Acculturation Strategies to Resilience: The Moderating Impact of Social Support among Qiang Ethnicity following the 2008 Chinese Earthquake http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0164484

We care when an airplane crashes. And then we don’t http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/10/we-care-when-airplane-crashes-and-then-we-don-t

Thousands of people didn’t evacuate before Hurricane Matthew. Why not? https://theconversation.com/thousands-of-people-didnt-evacuate-before-hurricane-matthew-why-not-66724?platform=hootsuite

 

 

4th Special Edition of the TIEMS Newsletter http://tiems.info/images/TIEMS2016NewsletterOctoberSpecialEdition.pdf

Today in disaster resilience (14 October 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Matthew Downgraded to Post-Tropical Cyclone and Heads out to Atlantic, US Death Toll Rises to 19 https://gma.yahoo.com/us-braces-hurricane-matthew-deadly-storm-batters-bahamas-102806530–abc-news-topstories.html?cid=gma_tco

Hurricane Matthew causes North Carolina floods http://bigstory.ap.org/229a43bb269740b7ba08c6fd064eca21?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

Cholera outbreaks in Haiti follow devastation of Hurricane Matthew https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/08/haiti-cost-hurricane-matthew-storm-us

Hundreds stranded in North Carolina floods after Hurricane Matthew http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-idUSKCN12A0N0

Flooding in Central West NSW is easing but about one million hectares are still under water http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/nsw-floods-easing-in-central-west-but-peaks-expected-in-southwest/news-story/d0d3db507dd4e43d206901152ba650d7

Hurricane Matthew toll in Haiti rises to 1,000, dead buried in mass graves http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-haiti-idUSKCN12A02W

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Oct 2016: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59450/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Oct-2016-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Tur.html

Hurricane Matthew’s US death toll rises to 33 as flooding chaos continues https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/11/hurricane-matthew-death-toll-shooting-north-carolina-florida-georgia?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Hurricane Nicole continues to strengthen as it heads toward Bermuda  http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nicole-atlantic-ocean

Hurricane Matthew closes schools for thousands of Haiti’s children http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-haiti-education-idUSKCN12D2WS?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

Hurricane Nicole Pounds Bermuda; ‘Significant’ Power Outages Reported https://www.wunderground.com/news/hurricane-nicole-bermuda-impacts?__prclt=y9hMrJvm

Disaster risk reduction

Can community-based adaptation increase resilience? http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17565529.2016.1223595?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_medium=social&utm_content=bufferd4a8b&utm_source=twitter.com&scroll=top&needAccess=true&journalCode=tcld20

Killer flooding is coming and Britain is not ready’ Top climate expert’s shock warning http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/551761/flooding-uk-warning-climate-expert

Facing growing natural disaster risk – UN, World Bank and insurance industry endorse G7 InsuResilience target and approve framework for more resilient societies http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161005005653/en/Facing-Growing-Natural-Disaster-Risk—-United

Massive storm could cause energy blackout here http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/massive-storm-could-cause-energy-blackout-here-experts-20161010-gryzzx.html

Resilient Oakland http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/city/oakland#/-_/

Why the risk of the ‘Big One’ in B.C. is heightened every 14 months http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/earthquakes-bc-slow-slip-1.3794192

Sandy’s Surge Was Extreme. It Could Become Normal http://www.climatecentral.org/news/sandys-surge-climate-change-20776

In the Philippines, Urban Planning Needs to Outrun the Next Big Storm https://nextcity.org/features/view/philippines-flood-typhoon-planning-resilience-habitat3

CIDCO´s tidal-water drainage system averted flooding in monsoon http://india.smartcitiescouncil.com/article/cidco%C2%B4s-tidal-water-drainage-system-averted-flooding-monsoon

B.C. government invests $2.5-million to address flood risk in Peace Region after June flooding http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/b-c-government-invests-2-5-million-address-flood-risk-peace-region-june-flooding-1004101323/

It’s time to stop subsidizing people who live in hurricane-prone areas http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/10/10/flood-insurance-hurricane-matthew-editorials-debates/91864570/?platform=hootsuite

A Short Note on the Oso landslide Settlement https://washingtonlandscape.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/a-short-note-on-oso-landslide-settlement.html

The Arctic Resilience Report http://arctic-council.org/arr/

Basic flood protection ‘missing in high risk areas’ http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37565462

Rebuilding Fort McMurray homes on flood plain a ‘poor decision,’ says hydrologist http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/rebuilding-fort-mcmurray-homes-on-flood-plain-a-poor-decision-says-hydrologist-1.3793374

Investing in Urban Resilience Can Save the World’s Cities Billions Each Year and Keep Millions out of Poverty http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2016/10/12/world-bank-investing-in-urban-resilience-can-save-the-worlds-cities-billions-each-year-and-keep-millions-out-of-poverty?CID=CCG_TT_Cities_EN_EXT

Prepared Peru reduces El Niño mortality http://reliefweb.int/report/peru/iddr2016-prepared-peru-reduces-el-ni-o-mortality

Larry Brilliant’s new book shows how pandemics can be eradicated http://blog.ted.com/larry-brilliants-new-book-shows-how-pandemics-can-be-eradicated/

Analyzing climate variations at multiple timescales can guide Zika virus response measures http://gigascience.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13742-016-0146-1

“Hurricane Matthew has disrupted the expected course of events. We should not seek to put Haiti back on course” http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50581

Stressing the importance of building community resilience: 2016 World Disasters Report http://www.ifrc.org/Global/Documents/Secretariat/201610/WDR%202016-FINAL_web.pdf

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Oct 2016: Colima volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba, Ambrym, Nevado del Ruiz https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59473/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Oct-2016-Colima-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-Ambrym-Nevado-del-.html

Ottawa provides $20.5 million for flood protection in three Alberta towns http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/ottawa-provides-20-5-million-for-flood-protection-in-three-alberta-towns

Philippines Pre-disaster Indicators Dashboard https://public.tableau.com/en-us/s/gallery/pre-disaster-indicators-dashboard

How earthquakes in midcontinents differ from those at plate boundaries http://lithosphere.gsapubs.org/content/3/2/128.full.pdf+html

Prospects for Resilience: Insights from New York City’s Jamaica Bay https://books.google.com.au/books/about/Prospects_for_Resilience.html?id=D67sjwEACAAJ&source=kp_cover&redir_esc=y

‘Delhi Faces Flood Threat Due To Encroachment Of Yamuna Floodplains’ http://newsworldindia.in/india/metro/delhi-faces-flood-threat-due-to-encroachment-of-yamuna-floodplains/231514/

Insurers under fire for flood actions http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/breaking-news/insurers-under-fire-for-flood-actions-38979.aspx

The poverty trap of perennial flooding of Kenya’s Tana River http://cwsglobal.org/tana-flooding/

Emergency management

The Fires that created an Incident Management System http://www.uninets.net/~dsrowley/The%20Fires%20that%20Created%20an%20IMS.pdf

Haitians worship among devastation caused by hurricane https://www.yahoo.com/news/aid-convoys-arrive-haiti-gauges-full-extent-disaster-040305520.html?ref=gs

Wind Speed Alone Isn’t The Best Way To Measure A Weird Hurricane Like Matthew http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/wind-speed-alone-isnt-the-best-way-to-measure-a-weird-hurricane-like-matthew/

North Carolina floods show why inland flooding needs to be part of a new hurricane scale http://mashable.com/2016/10/10/north-carolina-floods-hurricane-scale/#HAX7e_egMPqX

E3 App enables us to look at all the volcanic eruptions that have occurred on our planet in the last 50-plus years, and all the earthquakes https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/10/10/watch-earth-pulse-with-earthquakes-and-eruptions-in-this-stunning-visualization/

Haiti needs ‘massive response’ after hurricane: U.N. chief http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-haiti-un-idUSKCN12A1U3

As Haiti Assesses Hurricane Damage, PAHO’s Emergency Response Targets Cholera http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12592%3Ahaiti-assesses-hurricane-damage-paho-emergency-response-targets-cholera&Itemid=1926&lang=en

Horrific rains and ocean surge: Hurricane Matthew by the numbers https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/11/horrific-rains-and-ocean-surge-hurricane-matthew-by-the-numbers/

Hurricane Matthew’s water footprint https://owi.usgs.gov/vizlab/hurricane-matthew/

Hurricane Matthew: What’s Next for Recovery and Rebuilding? http://blog.ucsusa.org/rachel-cleetus/hurricane-matthew-whats-next-for-recovery-and-rebuilding

GIS & Flooding http://gis.ruekert-mielke.com/2016/10/13/gis-flooding/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Targeted Residential Fire Risk Reduction http://www.surrey.ca/files/Manitoba-Targeted%20(final)%20Aug%202016.pdf

How Kenyan communities embrace flood resilience strategies https://www.devex.com/news/how-kenyan-communities-embrace-flood-resilience-strategies-88871

Australia’s new official app for weather forecasts and extreme weather warnings http://www.bom.gov.au/app/?cid=021tw03

Earthquake Early Warning http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/earlywarning/overview.php?utm_content=buffer08565&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

2016 Great British Columbia ShakeOut http://www.shakeoutbc.ca/

#IDDR2016 International Day for Disaster Reduction http://www.unisdr.org/2016/iddr/

Flood sirens put to the test for Calderdale exercise https://www.gov.uk/government/news/flood-sirens-put-to-the-test-for-calderdale-exercise

Social media and emergency management

Social media has revolutionised how we communicate – personal & private impacts https://theconversation.com/has-social-media-really-shifted-the-line-between-personal-and-private-forever-66119

Video of Hurricane Matthew was published on a variety of social media platforms http://www.wsj.com/video/how-social-media-captured-hurricane-matthew/FAD3D240-A9B8-43F9-8D03-958EF30A2B80.html

Tokyo tweets in and out over short-lived major emergency https://emergency.life/2016/10/12/%F0%9F%87%AF%F0%9F%87%B5-hundreds-of-thousands-lose-power-in-worlds-largest-city-what-happened-next-in-tokyo/

How a Drone and Social Media Aided in One Man’s Rescue From NC Flooding http://abcnews.go.com/US/drone-social-media-aided-mans-rescue-nc-flooding/story?id=42724355

Is social media creating psychological benefits or global gloom? https://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2016/07/06/does-facebook-really-make-you-depressed/

Dealing with life divided between the physical world and the digital realm https://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2016/08/23/the-online-life-as-both-liberation-and-imprisonment/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=KQEDScience

Psychology and disasters

The Link Between Natural Disasters and Domestic Abuse http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/disaster-domestic-abuse/501299/

Children, Young People and Flooding: Recovery and Resilience http://www.centre4resilience.org/?p=2385

New Strategy Focuses on Mental Health of NSW Emergency Services http://www.emsworld.com/news/12268585/new-strategy-focuses-on-mental-health-of-nsw-emergency-services