Today in disaster resilience (6 July 2016)

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Current emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

 

Today in disaster resilience (5 July 2016)

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Current emergencies/disasters

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

Social media and emergency management

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

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

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

 

Today in disaster resilience (4 July 2016)

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Current emergencies/disasters

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

Asian Law in Disasters: Towards a Human-centred Recovery

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

Social media and emergency management

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

Today in disaster resilience (1 July 2016)

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Current emergencies/disasters

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

Social media and emergency management

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

 

Today in disaster resilience (30 June 2016)

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Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

Today in disaster resilience (29 June 2016)

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Current emergencies/disasters

Istanbul airport explosions: 28 dead, 60 injured, Turkish official says http://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/28/europe/turkey-istanbul-airport-attacks/index.html

Texas train collision causes massive blaze http://www.ems1.com/fire-ems/articles/103061048-Texas-train-collision-causes-massive-blaze/?utm_content=bufferf00b7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster risk reduction

Peat fires are the largest fires on earth http://ensia.com/features/these-fires-are-huge-hidden-and-harmful-what-can-we-do/?utm_content=bufferd08b3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Catastrophe modeller releases India earthquake model http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20160627/NEWS06/160629850/catastrophe-modeler-releases-india-earthquake-model

Planning for disaster http://www.pitneybowes.com/us/location-intelligence/case-studies/planning-for-disaster.html?app_data=%7B%22pi%22%3A%2259300_1466628554_1849752299%22%2C%22pt%22%3A%22twitter%22%7D

Disaster education, communications and engagement

All communities, all emergencies https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/category/latest-news/

Projects that reduce wildfire risk and increase preparedness can be accomplished by a broad range of ages http://www.firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/be-firewise/project-ideas.aspx?sso=0

Today in disaster resilience (28 June 2016)

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Current emergencies/disasters

Update on Californian wildfires http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/#

Slow-slip East Coast earthquake to roll on for weeks http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/81403086/Slow-slip-East-Coast-earthquake-to-roll-on-for-weeks

Magnitude 5.7 quake shakes southern Mexico, no damage reported http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-quake-idUSKCN0ZD2TF?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

NASA’s IMERG Measures Deadly West Virginia Flooding Rainfall http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasas-imerg-measures-deadly-west-virginia-flooding-rainfall

Disaster risk reduction

Central American volcanoes erupt http://www.wired.com/2016/06/central-american-volcanoes-let-spectacular-eruptions/

From fire breaks to fire hazards http://scienmag.com/from-fire-breaks-to-fire-hazards/

Storm-surge risks to property: Report looks at a post-Sandy world http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160626_Storm-surge_risks_to_property__Report_looks_at_a_post-Sandy_world.html

Argentina: Greater flood protection for three million people http://www.poandpo.com/politics/argentina-greater-flood-protection-for-three-million-people-24-6-2016/

Emergency management

Canadian Earthquake Detector Has Deep-Sea Edge over U.S. Rival http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/canadian-earthquake-detector-has-deep-sea-edge-over-u-s-rival/

Cash-based approaches in humanitarian emergencies http://www.3ieimpact.org/media/filer_public/2016/05/19/sr28-qa-sr-report-cash-based-approaches.pdf

Groups helping animals displaced in West Virginia flooding http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Groups-helping-animals-displaced-in-West-Virginia-flooding-384381221.html

Citizens and the National Guard come to the aid of West Virginia flooded communities http://wvmetronews.com/2016/06/26/citizens-national-guard-come-to-aid-of-white-sulphur-springs/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How to communicate during disasters http://cnnphilippines.com/videos/2016/06/21/How-to-communicate-during-disasters.html

Social media and emergency management

Twitter’s Adding Searchable, Emoji-Like Stickers to Photo Uploads http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/twitters-adding-searchable-emoji-stickers-photo-uploads

The language of emojis http://instagram-engineering.tumblr.com/post/117889701472/emojineering-part-1-machine-learning-for-emoji

Today in disaster resilience (27 June 2016)

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Current emergencies/disasters

Obama Declares Major Disaster In West Virginia After Historic Flooding http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/26/483587401/obama-declares-major-disaster-in-west-virginia-after-historic-flooding?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews

Approximately 200 structures are destroyed and 75 damaged in California wildfire https://calfire.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/ca-krn-erskine-fire-wui-vegetation-fire_23.html

West Virginia Floods: 23 Killed, Including Toddler, as Thousands Left Without Power http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/west-virginia-floods-23-killed-thousands-without-power-n598346

Lightning sparks multiple new wildfires across Alaska https://akfireinfo.com/2016/06/26/lightning-sparks-multiple-new-wildfires-across-alaska/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster risk reduction

Analysing the sound of thunderstorms https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jun/26/analysing-the-sound-of-thunderstorms

A yellow fever epidemic in Angola could turn into a global crisis http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/world/wp/2016/06/26/2016/06/26/yellow-fever/?tid=sm_tw

Catastrophe Models: A Non-Technical Primer https://insnerds.com/catastrophe-models-a-non-technical-primer/

Emergency management

What went wrong in Yarloop: reports released on devastating bushfire https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/south-west/a/31901877/what-went-wrong-in-yarloop-report-released-on-bushfire/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-21/yarloop-fire-inquiry-rural-fire-service-recommended/7529470

India: Gurgaon to get NCR’s first quake warning system http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/49388

Disaster education, communications and engagement

ThinkHazard! – A new, simple platform for understanding and acting on disaster risk http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/thinkhazard-new-simple-platform-understanding-and-acting-disaster-risk?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Research Shows Impact of Integrating Fire, Disaster Preparedness into Core College Courses http://inpublicsafety.com/2016/06/research-shows-impact-integrating-fire-disaster-preparedness-core-college-courses/

16 stories from Africa on the importance of education during conflict and crisis http://www.globalpartnership.org/blog/16-stories-africa-importance-education-during-conflict-and-crisis

Social media and emergency management

Social media, and especially Twitter, is often the first place that you will see a report of an incident http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/06/23/twitter-and-crisis-communication-an-overview-of-tools/

 

Today in disaster resilience (24 June 2016)

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Current emergencies/disasters

London flooding: Cars submerged and Tube stations shut as more flash floods hit the capital http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-flooding-cars-submerged-and-tube-stations-shut-as-more-flash-floods-hit-the-capital-a3279686.html

Extreme weather kills dozens in China https://www.riskmap.com/#/m/3767546/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Powerful tornado strikes east China; 78 reportedly dead http://www.ems1.com/mass-casualty-incidents-mci/articles/101735048-Powerful-tornado-strikes-east-China-78-reportedly-dead/?utm_content=buffer4f198&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

State of Emergency declared at Dene Tha’ First Nation as flooding forces people from their homes http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/state-of-emergency-declared-at-dene-tha-first-nation-as-flooding-forces-people-from-their-homes-1.3648188

Disaster risk reduction

Warragamba Dam wall to be raised to avoid catastrophic flood event http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/warragamba-dam-wall-to-be-raised-to-avoid-catastrophic-flood-event-20160616-gpkqly.html

Resilience to What? Resilience for Whom? http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geoj.12174/abstract

As 2016 Wildfire Season Heats Up, Western States Wonder Who’ll Provide Relief: La Niña or Congress? http://blog.ucsusa.org/jason-funk/2016-wildfire-season-heats-up-western-states-relief-la-nina-or-congress?utm_content=buffer53829&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

To Suppress or Not Suppress: The Tricky Politics and Science of Forest Fires http://www.alternet.org/environment/forest-fires-theyre-getting-bigger-and-hotter-what-can-be-done

Global Project Uses GIS Cloud for Mapping Pathogens Worldwide http://geospatialpr.com/2016/06/global-project-uses-gis-cloud-mapping-pathogens-worldwide/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GeospatialPressReleases+%28GIS+and+Geospatial+Industry+News%29

For the first time, scientists have produced a computer image showing huge sections of California rising and sinking around the San Andreas fault http://www.foxla.com/weather/earthquakes/164962277-story

Emergency management

The long-term costs of the Sydney storms will outweigh the $100m damage bill http://www.smh.com.au/comment/the-long-term-costs-of-the-sydney-storms-will-outweigh-the-1b-damage-bill-20160609-gpf9y8.html

California Wildfires Could be Worst of All-Time in 2016 http://edmdigest.com/news/california-wildfires-could-be-worst-of-all-time-in-2016/

Opening dam’s shutters without warning: HC orders compensation to flood victim http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Opening-dams-shutters-without-warning-HC-orders-compensation-to-flood-victim/articleshow/52872259.cms

Feds Hope App Will Keep Drones Away from Wildfires http://www.firefighternation.com/article/news-2/feds-hope-app-will-keep-drones-away-wildfires

How scientists are helping fight wildfires by learning to predict where a fire will move http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20160621/how-scientists-are-helping-fight-wildfires-by-learning-to-predict-where-a-fire-will-move

Disaster education, communications and engagement

What is Resilient Community Organisations? http://resilience.acoss.org.au/

Water hazard – even big cars can be swept away in shallow floodwaters http://www.gizmag.com/floodwaters-cars-float/43930/

Woman Called 911 Because Her Pizza Didn’t Have Enough Cheese http://time.com/4376706/woman-calls-911-cheese-pizza/?xid=tcoshare

The need for disaster literacy education http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/06/23/weak-disaster-management-leads-to-deaths.html

ClimateBits: Monsoons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkm7j0RpOKk&feature=youtu.be

#Pagyanig: Laguna takes part in nationwide earthquake drill http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/137428-pagyanig-laguna-takes-part-in-nationwide-earthquake-drill

Climate mobile apps http://climate.nasa.gov/earth-apps/

Severe Weather Preparedness Plan – Are you Prepared? http://www.yoursecurityadviser.com/severe-weather-preparedness-plan/

Using whatsapp in an emergency situation http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2016/6/14/draft-using-whatsapp-in-an-emergency-situation

Social media and emergency management

The rise of social media as a journalistic platform is changing the way readers understand what news is and how it is produced http://www.cjr.org/analysis/reuters_report.php

Digital volunteers keep an eye on emergencies http://www.theobserver.ca/2016/06/15/county-launches-new-digital-volunteer-team-and-emergency-preparedness-website

 

Today in disaster resilience (9 June 2016)

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Current emergencies/disasters

Massive sinkhole closes Rideau Street in downtown Ottawa http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/sinkhole-rideau-street-downtown-ottawa-1.3621949

3 killed, 6 injured in Tel Aviv terror attack http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/bull20160608-3-killed-6-injured-in-tel-aviv-terror-attack?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+homelandsecuritynewswire%2Frss+%28Homeland+Security+News+Wire%29

Disaster risk reduction

July 2016 edition of ‘Disasters’ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/disa.2016.40.issue-3/issuetoc?campaign=woletoc

Opening of UN regional meeting highlights people-centred approach to disaster risk reduction http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54169#.V1iXmNJ97IV

2016 Olympics and Zika https://mic.com/articles/145401/2016-olympics-and-zika-experts-weigh-in-on-outbreak-risk#.fmgVUel7m

Single Strain of Plague Sparked Multiple Pandemics http://globalbiodefense.com/2016/06/08/single-strain-plague-sparked-multiple-pandemics/?utm_content=buffere894e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How 20th-Century Events Shaped the National Flood Insurance Program http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/analysis/2016/06/07/how-20th-century-events-shaped-the-national-flood-insurance-program

Can we learn to live with flooding? https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/waterworld-can-we-learn-to-live-with-flooding

Emergency management

Big Country Counties Await Disaster Decisions http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Big-Country-counties-await-disaster-decisions.html?utm_content=buffer3f7f7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tasmanian flood bill at least $100 million http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-09/mounting-tasmanian-damage-bill-feared-as-floodwaters-subside/7494504

Australian firefighters to get a drone-eye view during emergencies http://mashable.com/2016/03/06/drones-firefighters-australia/#c8jEWGWUmsq0

Fitch Ratings Estimate German Flood Claims at €1 Billion http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2016/06/07/411090.htm

France Floods – Insurers Expect €1.4 Billion Cost http://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-insurers-expect-e1-4-billion-cost

Psychology and disasters

“Terror Management” Theorist Sheldon Solomon Explains How Subliminal Fear of Death Can Affect Us on a Personal and Political Level http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/do-voters-adore-trump-because-they-dread-death/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_POLE_BLOG