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

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Nov 2016: Fuego volcano, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba

UK flooding: Ferry stranded, roads closed, trains diverted

Chile battles raging wildfires fuelled by heat wave, winds

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Japanese coast, USGS says

New Zealand hit by another earthquake

State of emergency in Bolivia amid worst drought in 25 years

East Rand Declared Natural Catastrophe Zone by Insurers

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Nov 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba, Sabanca

Severe flooding hits the Dominican Republic, 20 000 evacuated

Magnitude 7 offshore quake shakes Central America, no damage seen

Second earthquake in three days hits Fukushima, no tsunami warning this time

Hurricane Otto: Costa Rica and Nicaragua evacuate as storm grows

Wildfires tear across Israel; police chief suspects ‘political’ arson

Freak weather hits Japan after monster earthquake and tsunami

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issues alert for coastal areas after strong earthquake rocks region already hit by Hurricane Otto

Floods in Northern Italy

Extreme rainfall, floods and devastation in NW Italy

Unusual weather in Australia, snow falling days before summer

Disaster risk reduction

Earthquakes: Reckoning With ‘The Big One’ in California—and It Just Got Bigger

Outcry over lack of cash for flood defences as storm hits south UK

Complex, compound New Zealand earthquake – Part 2: Faulting by Day

Using Remote Sensing to Understand the Correlation Between Deforestation and Forest Fires

Avalanches more complex than previously thought

Natural flood protection defends homes against Storm Angus

Earth’s gravity offers earlier earthquake warnings

Volatile dilution during magma injections and implications for volcano explosivity

Companies Suffer $14 Billion Due To Water-Related Impacts, Says CDP

First phase of flood defence scheme protects thousands of properties

A mega-quake stretching from L.A. to San Francisco would devastate California, with $289 billion in losses, study find

Flood risk information for Toowoomba investors

Where will the next mega earthquake hit? Curvy faults may be key

Defining loss and damage

Multi-sector partnerships key in disaster risk reduction, says EU project

Five-year plan to reduce flood risk in York

Emergency management

Hapuku River: a major landslide dam after the earthquake in New Zealand

Seismology by Night

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

New Zealand Earthquake’s Impact Captured by Drone

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

Bitter lessons of Japan’s 2011 tsunami put to use with latest quake

“Proof that we can rebuild”: Ordinary citizens restore historic site in Nepal

Third of vets know of farmers who have lost livestock due to flooding, survey reveals

In flood zone, many Louisiana families yearn to return home

Rain, resilience and human kindness revive SA farming community devastated by bushfires

Newly established National Mentor Program for emergency management

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Business Flood Resilience Planning

Guide to developing effective community engagement

Terryfying allure of volcanoes over the centuries

New book: Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards

Example of community engagement for coastal flooding adaptation

Watch Earth’s History Play Out On A Football Field

Government of Canada launches new public awareness campaign on flood risks

#FloodReady campaign

The Dangers of Driving in Floods

Pinery bushfire anniversary a time to reflect on SA communities’ recovery efforts

Inspiring Resilience – Indigenous Disaster Resilience

Citizen Science

Social media and emergency management

Using GIS and social media for social activism

YouTube is the preferred destination for viewing social video, followed by Facebook

Would you really know how to effectively communicate across diverse Social Media in a crisis incident or, worse, a large-scale emergency event?

8 Ways Social Media Can Help Disaster Response Teams In A Hurricane

It’s raining, it’s pouring and the Environment Agency is tweeting

Psychology and disasters

The psychology of fire-setters: Bringing hell to earth

Trauma and How It Can Adversely Affect the Workplace

Having a strong social network was associated with lower risk for PTSD among survivors of a major bushfire disaster

All Right? works to support and improve Cantabrians’ mental health and wellbeing as we recover and rebuild from the earthquakes

How to stay sane in the face of climate change

Social capital and disasters

Local politicians as linking social capital: an empirical test of political behavior after Japan’s 3/11 disasters

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

Deadly 7.5 earthquake: Tsunami hits east coast, Waiau feared worst hit

Severe wildfires spreading across the Southeast US

Farmer saves cows trapped on tiny patch of turf after earthquake

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Nov 2016: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Kerinci, Turrialba, Saban

Search for child swept away by flash floods continues

165 earthquakes within a radius of 150km of central Christchurch over 24 hours

Heavy rain inundates Indonesia, Tangerang under 2-m high waters

The Worst Wildfire In North Carolina History Is Devastating The State

Dominican Republic Flood Relief

Tornadoes hit Wales and Midlands

Hundreds Hospitalized, Several Arrested in Southeast Wildfires

Severe flooding hits the Dominican Republic, 20 000 evacuated

Disaster risk reduction

Resilient Cities – Policy Highlights

Natural hazards in Australia: extreme bushfire

Firestorms: the bushfire/thunderstorm hybrids we urgently need to understand

Flooding is a ‘humanitarian crisis waiting to happen’

The lessons we need to learn to deal with the ‘creeping disaster’ of drought

Researchers explore gigantic volcanic eruptions that led to mass extinctions

Immoral hazard: the gender inequality of risk

Lessons from the Rebuild by Design Competition After Hurricane Sandy

Report: Disasters Are Even More Disastrous Than We Think

Understanding flash floods in five Edmonton neighbourhoods

Dutch sports field helps mitigate flooding

Breaking the Link Between Extreme Weather and Extreme Poverty

Papua New Guinea’s volcano risk

What are natural flood defences and do they work?

Hurt by sea: how storm surges and sea-level rise make coastal life risky

The western boundary of South America is an active subduction zone

Small earthquakes could help warn of the next big quake in Australia

Why collaboration is key to flood risk management

Vancouver is currently considering a number of options to strengthen the resilience of the city’s flood defence$300m-to-$800m-flood-resilience-options

Facing up to the future: the City Resilience Index

Sydney’s homeowners face their property values being reduced, as the future risk of increasingly floods and bushfires grows

Bushfires might dominate the summertime headlines but storms and flooding pose the biggest disaster risk to Sydney’s economy

Terrorism Deaths Fall Globally

5 bold initiatives in flood resilience

Emergency management

Rebuilding Haiti, One Commune at a Time: Experience from Haitian People in Zabriko and Elsewhere

The transport of Icelandic volcanic ash

 ‘Kiwis are a unique type of tough’: a note from GeoNet’s director on responding to the monster quake

SA blackouts caused by seven tornadoes

Drivers over 65 are most likely to drive through flood water

When tsunami sirens work – Whangamata evacuates as Tauranga sleeps

This stunning map shows that six faults – at least six – ruptured in the big Kaikoura quake

Sydney air pollution from scheduled burn led to 14 premature deaths, researchers find

Jet boating on flooded road: ‘It had to be done’

Volunteer is a Firefighter’s Best Friend

Wellington’s mid-rise buildings worst affected by earthquake

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Explained: The science behind the quake

A tale of two disasters: Communities connecting and learning from each other

Natural hazards in Australia: droughts

Schools are a key to building resilience in vulnerable communities

Empowering Women after the Arab Spring

Uganda integrates disaster risk reduction into school curriculum

Participatory approach to mapping urban risk

Northlanders urged to take tsunami sirens seriously

Protecting your home and business from wildfire

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Communities are the key to resilience – first to be affected and the first to respond to disaster

Tsunami education plays a critical role when taking steps towards increasing the resilience of coastal communities around the world

Channel communities prepare to mark 50 years since Black Tuesday bushfires

Resilient Esperance remains strong one year on from ‘unstoppable’ bushfires

Social media and emergency management

Facebook usage and engagement is on the rise, while adoption of other platforms holds steady

Facebook hot topics

How smartphone alerts can increase Americans’ safety abroad during times of uncertainty

Social Media in Academia

Emergency agencies use social media three times more than voluntary organisations and the private sector

Social media use by police has matured a lot in recent years

Social media use being blocked in many countries

The rise of the connected citizen

Survey: 8 in 10 Brits are now using emojis to communicate in texts and social media

Social Media’s Globe-Shaking Power

23 Tips & Tricks to a Successful Emergency Preparedness Social Media Campaign

Digital Storytelling: One powerful tweet can be shared thousands of times and shift mindsets

Psychology and disasters

Psychology and cyclones: Why we don’t prepare, and what we can learn from other cultures

Take this Resilience Test — How Well Do You Bounce Back?

Why Building Young Boys’ Mental Resilience Is So Important As A Parent

Social capital and disasters

Social capital builds resilience in Central Queensland  flood prone community

Encouraging Neighbors to See Eye to Eye

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

Tornado Strikes Near Rome, Italy, Killing Two, Injuring Dozens

Rainstorms kill three in Albania, flooding land and highway

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Nov 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba

Red Cross responds to severe flooding in Vietnam

Heavy rains wreak havoc in Penang

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Nov 2016: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba, Sabancaya

Flash floods kill at least two in Ekurhuleni, flights diverted

Severe flooding in Balkans forces hundreds to evacuate

Pemberton residents begin cleanup after heavy flooding

Flooding in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Several People Missing After Flash Flood Hits South Africa’s 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

Innovating with the past: How to create resilience through heritage

Climate change, agriculture and food security

The geology that causes Italy’s spine to quake

Asia adopts ambitious Sendai plan

Penang to address flooding issue in 2017 budget

Planning for a rainy day: there’s still lots to learn about Australia’s flood patterns

Modern Approaches to Stormwater Management

New framework unifies existing models for better analysis of floods produced by heavy rain events

Hornsby residents top the list of bushfire exposed homes in the greater Sydney area

How Much Do Wetlands Reduce Property Damage During Hurricanes?

How the Ghana Floods animation was created

Farmers call for a bigger role in debate over future of UK’s flood management

International Volcano Scientists Unite

Italy faces more earthquakes in near future, scientists warn

Seaside Voters Back Bond To Move Schools From Tsunami Zone

An Ancient Tsunami That Ended a Civilization Gets Another Look

New revolutionary house which can raise itself above flood water planned for near Spalding

Improving Global Flood Forecasting using Satellite Detected Flood Extent

Vancouver Weighs Options for Flood Resilience

Morpeth flood scheme scoops national award

$33M for Calgary flood mitigation projects announced

Geospatial Work Identifies High-Risk Flooding Areas in Egypt Region

Australia shifts and tilts back and forth by several millimetres each year

Emergency management

Landslides from the Norcia earthquake sequence in Italy

Risks to women and girls soar in hurricane-slammed Haiti

‘Where is everybody’? Towns are desperate after Matthew, but no one is coming to help

NASA and FEMA Conduct Asteroid Impact Emergency Planning Exercise

Early recovery in Haiti: Localize the relief effort to avoid the aid dependency trap

Hurricane Matthew brought town’s demise, needs a ‘miracle’

After the Florence Flood: Saving Vasari’s ‘Last Supper’

‘Enough is enough’: Flood relief welcome news in Mill Woods

Disaster education, communications and engagement

People dismiss bushfire alert as ‘spam or white noise’

Tales of resilience scoop film awards

Civic Engagement Research, Projects, and Guides

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

You should be thinking about your bushfire safety, not selfies for social media

Posts on social media about political candidates and social issues are actually changing minds — well, 1 in 5 minds

Psychology and disasters

Traumatic stresses can have an inoculating effect providing us with enhanced resilience to future crises

Elderly may face increased dementia risk after a disaster

Gender Difference in Spatial Ability Influenced by Task Context

When You Can’t Make Make Mental Maps: Developmental Topographical Disorientation

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

Italy quake: Aerial footage of devastation

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Oct 2016: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba

Volcanic activity worldwide 31 Oct 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Nov 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba, Sinabung

State of emergency declared for Alabama after Colonial pipeline incident

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Nov 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba

Vietnam – Further Flooding in Central Provinces Leaves 2 Dead and Thousands of Homes Damaged

Disaster risk reduction

Some years when flooding is bad, the water goes up to more than one metre

Prone to Earthquakes and Volcano Eruptions, Should Italy Prepare for ‘The Big One’?

Why Italy faces constant threat of earthquakes

What measures can be taken to reduce the mortality from future hazardous events, including disasters?

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

Floating homes: a solution to flooding, crowded cities and unaffordable housing

The Excess Heat Factor as a metric for heat-related fatalities: defining heatwave risk categories

Sandy’s Lessons Lost: Jersey Shore Rebuilds in Sea’s Inevitable Path

Seismic Rift: Vancouver is vulnerable

How Can We Finance the Resilient Cities of the Future?

Nepal drains dangerous Everest lake

A new, independent report will help people better protect their homes and businesses from risk of flooding

NOAA Research grants support continued tornado research in the Southeast

Seismic risks remain after Italian quakes

The global annual average loss from flooding over the last decade has been $48bn

Measures that householders and businesses can install to protect their premises from the worst effects of flooding

Young people between 18 and 24 are leaving themselves vulnerable to the devastating effects of flooding

Future flood prevention in the UK

Risk experts: Candidates not focusing on biggest threats

Barely passable grade on flood preparedness demands immediate action: report

Reduce flood risk through rewilding, says new report

Social and Political Dynamics of Flood Risk, Recovery and Response

Prescribed burning operational risk framework

National Position on Prescribed Burning

Transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk: Insights from a year of research

Newcastle University expert sets out new approach to flood management

Italian Earthquakes Are Part of a Sequence

Chart: 25 Years of Growth in The World’s Largest Cities

Lloyd’s City Risk Index

Emergency management

GPS is Critical Tool for Volcano Monitoring

How Louisiana Turned Disaster Into Dollars

Four Years After Sandy, NYC Businesses Still Need Help With Disaster Readiness

Climate adaption is our role as emergency managers

The ifs and buts of long-term weather forecasting

Verizon Tests Drone LTE Network in Emergency Drill

Governor McCrory Moves to Help Protect Consumers from Flooded Vehicle Fraud

B.C. announces first step in province-wide earthquake warning system

After the storm: building tactical lessons capability

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tips and advice to prepare your property

Emergency WA website publishing real-time WA bushfire information ahead of ‘risky’ fire season

#FloodAware: check your risk

The Resilience Dialogues: Connecting Communities with Scientists and Practitioners

The idea that humans are ephemeral compared to the workings of nature isn’t as persuasive as it once was

Preparedness for Seniors

The 1755 Nov.1st Great Lisbon Earthquake: a seismological, historical and cultural landmark

Flood of weather warning terms fuels confusion

There is a need to communicate more effectively what climate science says about event attribution

In AD 365 Crete was hit by an extraordinarily powerful earthquake

Downloadcenter for statistics on natural catastrophes

A film about flooding, and what we can do now

Emergency Preparedness Cartoons

Lifelong Learning

Prominent scientists are propagating new versions of the old idea that reality revolves around us

Environment Agency launches Flood Awareness Campaign

School bushfire education program draws on research

Resilience Ambassadors Program – applications now open

World Tsunami Awareness Day

Does history unfold randomly and by chance, or are there underlying patterns and deep connections between its parts?

Homeowner’s Guide to Flood Resilience

Social media and emergency management

How Facebook is pushing you to be more political

12 strategic steps to help you get the most from social media

‘Influencers’ feel motivated to share information about an emergency using social media

Psychology and disasters

Preparing researchers to manage traumatic research

Why do people empathise with others?

Fear grips quake-hit communities following Italy’s strongest tremor in decades

People Are Oblivious and/or Don’t Care About Disasters

Can we halt firefighter suicide?

Why does failure cause some people to bounce back even better than before?

‘I Will Never Again Live Near Water’

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

Local politicians as linking social capital: an empirical test of political behavior after Japan’s 3/11 disasters

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

Strong earthquakes hit central Italy; no deaths reported

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Oct 2016: Turrialba volcano, Erta Ale, Yasur, Bagana, Ulawun, Copahue

Bukoba, Tanzania earthquake death toll increases

Disaster risk reduction

Washington state ‘grossly’ unprepared for major quake: report

Study finds wrong antibiotics often given for common infections

Managing The Unknown: The Role Of Risk Transfer

First Global Sustainability Reporting Standards Set to Transform Business

Jamaica gets earthquake-resilience boost

Wildfire management vs. fire suppression benefits forest and watershed

Flood defence spending ‘favours wealthy areas’

Why the ‘major-hurricane drought’ is the most overblown statistic in meteorology

Inaction magnified Hurricane Matthew’s impact

In natural disasters, less resilient poor most at risk

Fewer Iowans carrying flood insurance despite rising risk

OSU Creates Own Safety Panel To Oversee Construction In Tsunami Zone

Flash Flood Monitoring with an Inclined Lidar Installed at a River Bank: Proof of Concept

Training Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management In A Changing Climate

Bundaberg flood protection study

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)

Global patterns of loss of life from landslides

New Report Says More Than Half A Million Idaho Homes Are At Risk Of Wildfire

Chicago digs deep to fight flooding, but the city’s geology may provide another solution

Emergency management

Will Tethered Drone Technology Change Emergency Response?

Learning from Past Mistakes: Rebuilding Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

What Hurricane Matthew’s path through Haiti and the US tells us about global inequality

Hurricane Ike worst storm in decades

Firefighters are fighting fewer fires – but that doesn’t mean we should sack them

Fort McMurray wildfire: Residents return to Waterways neighbourhood

Key Lessons Learned During Cross-Border Experiment

Sydney (Canada) flood victims agree homes should be torn down

Report: Many Families Living one Emergency Away From Poverty–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

Natural Disasters Call for Community-Wide Planning and Response

2016 Another Deadly Flood Year For the U.S.

Emergency Management Diversity and Inclusion Framework launches

Disaster leadership research shows the importance of people who can take action

Families of 23 tsunami victims to get damages

Using Drones For Flood Disaster Risk Reduction, Assessment and Recovery

Hurricane Matthew shows how forecasting along a storm’s edge is meteorology’s biggest problem

Washington state’s plan for megaquake ‘grossly inadequate,’ review finds

Feasibility study of earthquake early warning (EEW) in Hawaii

Disaster education, communications and engagement

What is Disaster Risk Reduction?

Massive Open Online Course: A Resilient Future – Science & Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction

Can community-based adaptation increase resilience?

National Weather Service Looks to Improve Warnings for Spanish Speakers

Pakistan’s plan to cut disaster risk aims at a new target: schools

A walk around White Island – our most active volcano–our-most-active-volcano

California Flood Preparedness

Community event marks flood scheme official opening

Fifth-graders write to flood victims, tell them ‘God has your back’

Preparing for the costliest weather disaster in the US: How to stay safe before, during and after a flood

Residents surveyed were either misinformed or did not fully understand why pre-flood development placed them at risk

Natural Hazards, GIS and Disaster Management

Social media and emergency management

The reason why people use Facebook determines the level of dependency on it

Social media users continuously negotiate their privacy among themselves and with service providers

Snapchat’s Live Stories provide personal coverage of many events including disasters

Twitter, the social network that offers real-time updates and requires brevity, is no longer growing. Why?

Fighting fire with tweets: California uses social media to save lives

Psychology and disasters

Children, Young People and Flooding Final Report

Why we should not demonize residents who refuse to evacuate during hurricanes

Assessing people’s resilience

“The River Is Not the Same Anymore” Environmental Risk and Uncertainty in the Aftermath of the High River, Alberta, Flood

Social capital and disasters

It’s the strength of a neighborhood that determines who lives and who dies in a disaster

Hurricane Matthew Will Hurt African Americans and Low-Income People Most

Trapped in Place? Segmented Resilience to Hurricanes in the Gulf Coast, 1970–2005

Crises reveal dramatic social and economic inequity inherent in modern urban systems

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

Deadly floods inundate central Vietnam

128 houses damaged, no one injured: Manzanita grateful, but long clean-up ahead

Thousands flee in Philippines as Typhoon Sarika causes landslides and flooding

Typhoon Sarika to unleash torrential rain in China, Vietnam following deadly flooding

Typhoon Haima is forecast to more directly impact central and northern Luzon

Flood alert issued over fears the River Thames is set to burst its banks

Super Typhoon Haima: Philippines evacuates thousands in storm’s path

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Oct 2016: Colima volcano, Bromo, Dukono, Turrialba, Bulusan, Nevado

Disaster risk reduction

Towards a more equal city

Aletsch landslide: significant acceleration of movement

Ban Ki-Moon says new disaster mortality report “a damning indictment of inequality”

Natural disasters are costing more but killing less

Does Charleston area development bear some blame for Hurricane Matthew flooding?

A disaster that does not happen saves lives and money

Why localizing global agendas matters to address urbanization, climate change

FEMA’s Flood Maps Will Soon Account for ‘Climate Change’

‘Housing plans with flood risk approved’

The World’s Poorest Most at Risk From Drought, Conflict

Aging dams could be next US infrastructure emergency

16 Asian nations to discuss disaster risk reduction

Volcanoes might have forced early humans out of Africa, altering the course of our evolution

Review of Economic Benefits from Fuel Reduction Treatments in the Fire Prone Forests of the Southwestern United States

Costs of wildfire are ever increasing, the amount of money allocated to pre-wildfire mitigation activities have exponentially decreased

How To Increase A City’s Resilience: The New Orleans Way

Non-structural disaster risk reduction measures are on average more cost efficient than their structural counterparts

How would an Alpine Fault quake affect NZ?

2 San Francisco-area earthquake faults found to be connected

There Won’t Be Resilient Coastal Cities in the 22nd Century

A conceptual approach for evaluating the multiple benefits of urban flood management practices

How a new playground is helping Rotterdam deal with its flooding problem

Fighting the recurrent threat of floods

Flood Management: The Soft Path

Emergency management

Cyclists rescue three from car at flooded ford

Mock Disaster Training Hones Response Skills

In Eastern North Carolina, Matthew ‘worse than Floyd’

Insurance and telecoms firms turn to drones for disaster recovery

The Herculean task facing Haiti

Firefighters can learn a lot from a dollhouse

Local Vietnamese Officials Say Dam Operators Made Flooding Worse

Zika and Ebola had a much worse effect on women: we need more research to address this in future

Women’s Experiences in Local Emergency Management

The effectiveness of early warning systems in the management of urban flooding in Nigeria

What Was It That Delivered Historic Rainfall to Louisiana?

Timely, Reliable Response to Natural Disasters Benefits Households and Economies—Substantially

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Restless Earth Workshop for Year 10 Geography students

A scientist who was encouraged to write her own press release

FloodHelpNY – Find out about NYC’s flood risk

Watch a simulation of an 8.0 earthquake striking Southern California

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

Kiwi kids will be better prepared for emergencies thanks to a new online teaching resource

The Shum Show: Spreading Like Wildfire

We need more media coverage of disaster prevention

Burchardi flood

Flood awareness event to learn more about the risks, what they can do to reduce them

A place for learning

The Great Washington ShakeOut

This couple’s idea of a romantic getaway is chasing tornadoes

Munich RE’s natural hazard information portal

Winner in tsunami awareness movie competition

Great learning resource for earthquakes, eruptions and emissions

Apps that help you get to know the world around you

Engaging short-term volunteers

Reframing Community Engagement – Loddon Catchment Natural Flood Risk Management workshop

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

5 Steps for Handling Social Media During a Natural Disaster

Using social media to create virtual exchanges with refugees

Five ways that social media is changing journalism in the digital age

Agencies working together on the same platform to coordinate their emergency response on social media

Understanding social media use in nine easy graphs

Exploring the Impact of Emergency Responders’ Social Media Activity

Improving the Accessibility of Social Media in Government

Facebook now lets you poll your friends for local recommendations

Older man sitting in Hong Kong Starbucks during flooding goes viral on social media

Psychology and disasters

Differences in Empathic Concern and Perspective Taking Across 63 Countries

The Mental Health Consequences of Natural Disasters

The Relationship of Acculturation Strategies to Resilience: The Moderating Impact of Social Support among Qiang Ethnicity following the 2008 Chinese Earthquake

We care when an airplane crashes. And then we don’t

Thousands of people didn’t evacuate before Hurricane Matthew. Why not?



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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–abc-news-topstories.html?cid=gma_tco

Hurricane Matthew causes North Carolina floods

Cholera outbreaks in Haiti follow devastation of Hurricane Matthew

Hundreds stranded in North Carolina floods after Hurricane Matthew

Flooding in Central West NSW is easing but about one million hectares are still under water

Hurricane Matthew toll in Haiti rises to 1,000, dead buried in mass graves

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Oct 2016: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono

Hurricane Matthew’s US death toll rises to 33 as flooding chaos continues

Hurricane Nicole continues to strengthen as it heads toward Bermuda

Hurricane Matthew closes schools for thousands of Haiti’s children

Hurricane Nicole Pounds Bermuda; ‘Significant’ Power Outages Reported

Disaster risk reduction

Can community-based adaptation increase resilience?

Killer flooding is coming and Britain is not ready’ Top climate expert’s shock warning

Facing growing natural disaster risk – UN, World Bank and insurance industry endorse G7 InsuResilience target and approve framework for more resilient societies—-United

Massive storm could cause energy blackout here

Resilient Oakland

Why the risk of the ‘Big One’ in B.C. is heightened every 14 months

Sandy’s Surge Was Extreme. It Could Become Normal

In the Philippines, Urban Planning Needs to Outrun the Next Big Storm

CIDCO´s tidal-water drainage system averted flooding in monsoon

B.C. government invests $2.5-million to address flood risk in Peace Region after June flooding

It’s time to stop subsidizing people who live in hurricane-prone areas

A Short Note on the Oso landslide Settlement

The Arctic Resilience Report

Basic flood protection ‘missing in high risk areas’

Rebuilding Fort McMurray homes on flood plain a ‘poor decision,’ says hydrologist

Investing in Urban Resilience Can Save the World’s Cities Billions Each Year and Keep Millions out of Poverty

Prepared Peru reduces El Niño mortality

Larry Brilliant’s new book shows how pandemics can be eradicated

Analyzing climate variations at multiple timescales can guide Zika virus response measures

“Hurricane Matthew has disrupted the expected course of events. We should not seek to put Haiti back on course”

Stressing the importance of building community resilience: 2016 World Disasters Report

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Oct 2016: Colima volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba, Ambrym, Nevado del Ruiz

Ottawa provides $20.5 million for flood protection in three Alberta towns

Philippines Pre-disaster Indicators Dashboard

How earthquakes in midcontinents differ from those at plate boundaries

Prospects for Resilience: Insights from New York City’s Jamaica Bay

‘Delhi Faces Flood Threat Due To Encroachment Of Yamuna Floodplains’

Insurers under fire for flood actions

The poverty trap of perennial flooding of Kenya’s Tana River

Emergency management

The Fires that created an Incident Management System

Haitians worship among devastation caused by hurricane

Wind Speed Alone Isn’t 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

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

Haiti needs ‘massive response’ after hurricane: U.N. chief

As Haiti Assesses Hurricane Damage, PAHO’s Emergency Response Targets Cholera

Horrific rains and ocean surge: Hurricane Matthew by the numbers

Hurricane Matthew’s water footprint

Hurricane Matthew: What’s Next for Recovery and Rebuilding?

GIS & Flooding

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Targeted Residential Fire Risk Reduction

How Kenyan communities embrace flood resilience strategies

Australia’s new official app for weather forecasts and extreme weather warnings

Earthquake Early Warning

2016 Great British Columbia ShakeOut

#IDDR2016 International Day for Disaster Reduction

Flood sirens put to the test for Calderdale exercise

Social media and emergency management

Social media has revolutionised how we communicate – personal & private impacts

Video of Hurricane Matthew was published on a variety of social media platforms

Tokyo tweets in and out over short-lived major emergency

How a Drone and Social Media Aided in One Man’s Rescue From NC Flooding

Is social media creating psychological benefits or global gloom?

Dealing with life divided between the physical world and the digital realm

Psychology and disasters

The Link Between Natural Disasters and Domestic Abuse

Children, Young People and Flooding: Recovery and Resilience

New Strategy Focuses on Mental Health of NSW Emergency Services