Today in disaster resilience (16 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

After two days of heavy rain, parts of Port Fairy and Warrnambool have flooded https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/more-than-150-homes-at-risk-in-once-in-a-decade-coastal-flooding-20201009-p563sc.html

Five In Vietnam And Two In Cambodia Die In Floods https://theaseanpost.com/article/five-vietnam-and-two-cambodia-die-floods

Storm-ravaged southwestern Louisiana takes stock of damage after Delta https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/10/louisiana-coast-hurricane-delta/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_main

Cambodia – Widespread Flooding Leaves 10 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/cambodia-floods-october-2020

Ghana – Flash Floods Cause Traffic Chaos in Accra http://floodlist.com/africa/ghana-flash-floods-cause-traffic-chaos-in-accra

Vietnam – at Least 7 Dead or Missing After Floods in Central Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-quangtri-october-2020

Flooding in South-East Asia leaves at least 20 dead, thousands homeless https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-12/flooding-vietnam-cambodia-at-least-20-dead-typhoon-linfa/12757392

Vietnam – Floods Worsens as Tropical Storm Linfa Makes Landfall http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-storm-linfa-october-2020

USA – Flash Floods After Hurricane Delta Dumps 445mm of Rain in Louisiana http://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-hurricane-delta-floods-louisiana-georgia-october-2020

Uganda – Lake Floods Continue to Cause Hardship for Communities http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-lake-albert-kyoga-floods-october-2020

Mideast wildfires kill 3, force thousands to flee homes https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-middle-east-lebanon-israel-west-bank-5a02c71978966f9cb8db176a599ccd5b

Indonesia – Heavy Rain Triggers Floods and Landslides in 8 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-mid-october-2020

Hyderabad Floods: Non-Stop Rains Kill 19 As Life Comes To Halt, Total 30 Dead In Telangana https://swarajyamag.com/insta/hyderabad-floods-non-stop-rains-kill-19-amid-heavy-water-logging-total-30-dead-in-telangana

 Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Oct 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/111445/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Oct-2020-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sangay-Vi.html

Philippines – 3 Die in Flash Floods in Cebu City http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-flash-floods-cebu-october-2020

India – Deadly Floods in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-telangana-andhrapradesh-karnataka-maharashtra-october-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren’t good enough https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74044

Bangladesh urges countries to ramp up climate ambition by 2020 deadline https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/10/07/bangladesh-leads-call-countries-ramp-climate-ambition-2020-deadline/

Net zero emissions target for Australia could launch $63bn investment boom https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/12/net-zero-emissions-target-for-australia-could-launch-63bn-investment-boom?CMP=share_btn_tw

Dynamic ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet driven by sustained glacier retreat https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-0001-2

Extreme weather events have increased dramatically in the past 20 years https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/12/un-highlights-dramatic-global-rise-in-extreme-weather-since-2020

The Ocean-Land Connection of Droughts https://eos.org/editor-highlights/the-ocean-land-connection-of-droughts

‘Uninhabitable hell’: Climate change and disease threaten millions, UN warns https://news.trust.org/item/20201012090728-xjrme/

How ‘urban heat islands’ will intensify heatwaves in UK cities https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-how-urban-heat-islands-will-intensify-heatwaves-in-uk-cities

Trillions of extra economic damages predicted in new study of climate change effects https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74113

The Arctic is burning in a whole new way https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74109

People power: everyday Australians are building their own renewables projects, and you can too https://theconversation.com/people-power-everyday-australians-are-building-their-own-renewables-projects-and-you-can-too-146885

Top asset owners commit to big carbon emissions cuts https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/13/top-asset-managers-commit-to-big-carbon-emissions-cuts

Australia must prepare now for climate-related disasters or pay more later, insurance regulator says https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/14/australia-must-prepare-now-for-climate-related-disasters-or-pay-more-later-insurance-regulator-says

Climate change undermines the safety of buildings and infrastructure in Europe https://www.cmcc.it/article/climate-change-undermines-the-safety-of-buildings-and-infrastructure-in-europe

Act now on wildfires, global climate change, human health, study says https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74181

Better governance is a key to reducing flood risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74165

Disaster risk reduction at our fingertips https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74167

Global emissions fall faster than at any time on record as COVID-19 hits economies https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/global-emissions-fall-faster-than-any-time-on-record-as-covid-19-hits-economies-20201014-p5651l.html

Disaster risk reduction

Does nature or society create risk? Practical implications of shifting the disaster frame https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/does-nature-or-society-create-risk-practical-implications-of-shifting-the-disaster-frame

A push to prevent the next pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74063

Nepal’s ‘bottom-up’ approach to disaster risk governance https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74040

High-resolution approach to quantify the impact of building-level flood risk mitigation and adaptation measures on flood losses at the community-level https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920314059?dgcid=author

Rethinking resilience to wildfire https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-019-0353-8

Learning to live with blazes in the drying South https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/north-otago/learning-live-conflagrations

Krakatoa is still active, and we are not ready for the tsunamis another eruption would generate https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74112

Putting people first in disaster risk reduction: the mismatch between policy, theory, and practice https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74132

Cities at risk – Building a resilient future for the world’s urban centres https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74130

Root causes and policy dilemmas of the COVID-19 pandemic global disaster https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74098

Public warning systems https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74103

Why loss and damage must feature strongly in NDCs https://wwf.panda.org/?955216/Loss-damage-NDCs

Flood Factor: Mapping the flood risk of 142 million properties in America with Mapbox https://blog.mapbox.com/flood-factor-mapping-the-flood-risk-of-142-million-properties-in-america-with-mapbox-81cd41d644f8

COVID-19; an opportunity to re-think disaster risk governance https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2020/covid-19–an-opportunity-to-re-think-disaster-risk-governance.html

MOOC: Geospatial applications for disaster risk management https://un-spider.org/news-and-events/events/mooc-geospatial-applications-disaster-risk-management

Planning for everyone: closing gaps in hazard mitigation planning https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74178

New data highlights most disaster-prone U.S. communities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74147

Better risk management should guide our action to build back better https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74148

Open, reliable risk data: a key element for good disaster risk governance https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74105

Public review of the Words into Action guide: ‘Nature-based solutions for disaster risk reduction’ https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74080

State of Climate Services 2020 report: move from early warnings to early action https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/state-of-climate-services-2020-report-move-from-early-warnings-early-action

Record rainfall and poor urban planning: What caused Hyderabad to flood https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/record-rainfall-and-poor-urban-planning-what-caused-hyderabad-flood-135328

Emergency management

Comparing Corona virus responses in Florida and Australia: For the best results, follow the science https://mahb.stanford.edu/library-item/comparing-corona-virus-responses-in-florida-and-australia-for-the-best-results-follow-the-science/

2020 Atlantic hurricane season on pace to become the most active ever https://www.unocha.org/story/2020-atlantic-hurricane-season-pace-become-most-active-ever

Community planning and capacity building in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria: Pre-disaster conditions, hurricane damage, and courses of action https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74092

France declares state of emergency due to Covid-19 https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/france-declares-state-emergency-covid-19-macron-coronavirus/

Epidemic preparedness and response https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74144

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Women’s Resilience to Disasters Knowledge Hub https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/74099

How is social media shaping disaster governance? https://www.sei.org/perspectives/how-is-social-media-shaping-disaster-governance/

Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills https://www.shakeout.org/register/

Beyond (Mis)Representation: Visuals in COVID-19 Misinformation https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1940161220964780

PIRAC launches a social media campaign on disaster preparedness in a context of COVID-19 outbreak https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74095

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction booklet https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74133

Principles of risk communication guide: A guide to communicating with socially vulnerable populations across the disaster lifecycle https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74134

My Fire Plan https://www.myfireplan.com.au/

Big Weather education resources address our changing weather and what we can do to survive it https://education.abc.net.au/home#!/topic/3710253/big-weather-and-how-to-survive-it/all

inSIGHT: a participatory game for enhancing disaster risk governance https://www.iccrom.org/news/insight-participatory-game-enhancing-disaster-risk-governance

Information for the people https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74146

International Disaster Risk Reduction Day: Why being prepared is key to overcoming 21st century challenges https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74149

Public opinion on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic https://www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/public-opinion-covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic

23% of users in U.S. say social media led them to change views on an issue; some cite Black Lives Matter https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/10/15/23-of-users-in-us-say-social-media-led-them-to-change-views-on-issue-some-cite-black-lives-matter/

Psychology and disasters

Public risk perception attitude and information-seeking efficacy on floods: a formative study for disaster preparation campaigns and policies https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-020-00307-5

Participants in program for vulnerable young people are helping communities recover from bushfires https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/the-young-people-helping-communities-recovering/12763516

‘Solastalgia’: Arctic inhabitants overwhelmed by new form of climate grief https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/15/arctic-solastalgia-climate-crisis-inuit-indigenous

Sociology and disasters

Miami-Dade is one storm away from a housing catastrophe. Nearly 1M people are at risk https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article245591165.html

The human cost of disasters: an overview of the last 20 years (2000-2019) https://www.undrr.org/publication/human-cost-disasters-overview-last-20-years-2000-2019

Today in disaster resilience (9 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Mexico – Thousands Affected by Floods After Heavy Rain From Tropical Storm Gammahttp://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-storm-gamma-october-2020

France and Italy – Deadly Flash Floods After 630mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/europe/france-italy-floods-storm-alex-october-2020

Western Pacific season returns, Chan-Hom forecast to become an intense typhoon and head towards Japan https://www.severe-weather.eu/tropical-weather/typhoon-japan-chan-hom-mk/

Hurricane Delta Prompts Evacuations in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula https://weather.com/news/news/2020-10-06-hurricane-delta-mexico-cancun-yucatan-evacuations-preparations

California’s largest wildfire on record is now a million-acre “gigafire” https://www.vox.com/2020/10/5/21502397/august-complex-gigafire-wildfire-california-record

Hundreds Evacuated As French Villages Dig Out From Flooding https://www.channelstv.com/2020/10/05/hundreds-evacuated-as-french-villages-dig-out-from-flooding/

Indonesia – Homes Damaged After Floods in East and West Java Provinceshttp://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-java-october-2020

Philippines – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Cebu Province http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-cebu-province-october-2020

Flooding hits six million people in East Africa https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-54433904

Malaysia – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Sabah http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-sabah-october-2020

Hurricane Delta: Louisiana declares state of emergency as it braces for storm https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/08/hurricane-delta-louisiana-winds-flooding

Vietnam – at Least 7 Dead or Missing After Floods in Central Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-quangtri-october-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Oct 2020: Etna volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Semeru https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/111162/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Oct-2020-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Semeru-Re.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Giving vulnerable Bangladeshis the resources to cope with climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73900

Climate change and concrete turn up heat on vulnerable communities in New Jersey’s cities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73903

This page will track a selection of the planet’s vital signs, from carbon dioxide levels to Arctic sea ice https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2020/oct/05/climate-data-dashboard-carbon-atmosphere-sea-level-arctic-ice

Beyond a token effort: gender transformative climate change action in the Pacific https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73940

Climate change and migration in Bangladesh: gender perspective https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73951

Climate Change in the Minds of U.S. News Audiences https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/climate-change-in-the-minds-of-u-s-news-audiences/

Flooded Asia: Why climate change hits region the hardest https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Asia-Insight/Flooded-Asia-Why-climate-change-hits-region-the-hardest

Climate change responsible for record sea temperature levels, says study https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73961

What is holding back the promise of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73962

Natural catastrophe resilience remains low as climate risks increase https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73977

Europe’s new climate target would mean near total exit from coal by 2030 https://reneweconomy.com.au/europes-new-climate-target-would-mean-near-total-exit-from-coal-by-2030-2030/

‘Thrilled’: Next generation climate modelling gets budget kickstart https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/thrilled-next-generation-climate-modelling-gets-budget-kickstart-20201007-p562vn.html

Polar ice, atmospheric water vapor biggest drivers of variation among climate models https://phys.org/news/2020-10-polar-ice-atmospheric-vapor-biggest.html

Climate-menaced nations say survival depends on stronger 2020 action https://news.trust.org/item/20201007163811-6igh1/

Is climate change reversible? https://www.cbsnews.com/news/western-wilfires-record-temperatures-california-60-minutes-2020-10-04/

New research: nitrous oxide emissions 300 times more powerful than CO₂ are jeopardising Earth’s future https://theconversation.com/new-research-nitrous-oxide-emissions-300-times-more-powerful-than-co-are-jeopardising-earths-future-147208

Billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in 2020 tie annual record https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-202009

Extreme heat in Western and Southern Europe: A real and increasingly regular peril of climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74012

Assessing Shifts in Regional Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. River Basins in Response to Climate Change over the 21st Century https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2020EF001657#.X36hcB4dxS8.twitter

This infographic illustrates three storylines of these possible warmer worlds based on different mitigation option https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/mulitimedia/worlds-apart/

Warming makes Delta, other storms power up faster https://apnews.com/article/climate-climate-change-oceans-storms-weather-108ee106d20ab2ab4880011b78e71981

Disaster risk reduction

Why are people still losing their lives and livelihoods to disasters? https://global-report.vfl.world/

North Atlantic hurricane season halftime report: Will the second half be as active as the first? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73883

Using drones to better predict urban flooding https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73879

Infrastructuring floods in the Brahmaputra river basin: hydrocracies, hubris, hazardscapes https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73839

Mapping bushfire hazard and impacts – Final report https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73871

Latest edition of Floodplain Manager newsletter https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-september-2020/

A Decade on: Canterbury Aftershocks https://www.geonet.org.nz/news/Oxqzia27irP0VXIyVdNgV

Previsico’s real time flood forecasting ushers in next generation insurtech https://www.truehollywoodtalk.com/previsicos-real-time-flood-forecasting-ushers-in-next-generation-insurtech/

California Will Keep Burning. But Housing Policy Is Making It Worse https://www.propublica.org/article/california-will-keep-burning-but-housing-policy-is-making-it-worse

2020: The Year of the Converging Crises https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/2020-crises-wildfires-pandemic-election-climate-crisis-1069907/

Earthquake forecasting clues unearthed in strange precariously balanced rocks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73941

Marine heatwaves and hurricanes: Study examines compounding impact of severe weather https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73930

Adaptive social protection and disaster risk management: A case study of Japan https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73917

Community- and nature-based solutions for integrated urban flood risk management: Mini studios for water-sensitive urban design – a handbook for organizers and facilitators https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73915

Geologists raise the speed limit for how fast continental crust can form https://phys.org/news/2020-10-geologists-limit-fast-continental-crust.html

Mose flood barrier finally holds the waters back for fragile Venice https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-weather-venice-idUSKBN26O0AZ

Researchers aim to improve coastal storm surge forecasting https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73967

Fuzzy Postprocessing to Advance the Quality of Continental Seasonal Hydrological Forecasts for River Basin Management https://journals.ametsoc.org/jhm/article-abstract/21/10/2375/354568/Fuzzy-Postprocessing-to-Advance-the-Quality-of?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Seismic data yields deeper quake knowledge https://phys.org/news/2020-10-seismic-yields-deeper-quake-knowledge.html

Thinning forests doesn’t reduce bushfire risk and could make some blazes worse, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/08/thinning-forests-doesnt-reduce-bushfire-risk-and-could-make-some-blazes-worse-study-finds

Faraway Magma Reservoirs Complicate Volcano Monitoring https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/faraway-magma-reservoirs-complicate-volcano-monitoring/

Landslide susceptibility assessment of wildfire burnt areas through earth-observation techniques and a machine learning-based approach https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73991

The frightening implications of California’s first million-acre firehttps://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-10-06/the-frightening-implications-california-first-million-acre-wildfire

Property Flood Resilience Update https://edition.pagesuite.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx

Emergency management

Assessing the cost of disaster recovery and identifying funding sources in the HSOAC Puerto Rico economic and disaster recovery plan project https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73893

Building back locally : Supporting Puerto Rico’s municipalities in post-hurricane reconstruction https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73895

Isolated nursing centre that became a bushfire refuge gets renewable energy funding https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-05/isolated-nursing-centre-that-became-refuge-gets-renewable-energy/12730610

Understanding the Australian Fire Danger Rating System Program https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/understanding-the-australian-fire-danger-rating-system-program

Aerial firefighting webinar series https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/aerial-firefighting-webinar-series

Current issue of Fire Australia https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/magazine

ANU launches centre for early fire detection and suppression https://themountainjournal.wordpress.com/2020/10/06/anu-launches-centre-for-early-fire-detection-suppression/

Improving Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons From COVID-19 https://www.cfr.org/report/pandemic-preparedness-lessons-COVID-19/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

GIDM launches 5 hours self-paced online course on the basics of disaster risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73876

Disaster-resilience education helps students take the lead in a changing Australia https://education.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/3653653

Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different? https://hoodcp.wordpress.com/other-selected-research-publications/disaster-narratives-by-design-is-japan-different/

A guide to long-term thinking: how to envision the far future of Earth https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/deep-time-reckoning

Incidents within Incidents: social perspectives on the global pandemic and wildfire https://www.iawfonline.org/article/incidents-within-incidents-social-perspectives-on-the-global-pandemic-and-wildfire/

There are more than 3,000 volunteer rainfall recorders across Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-10-07/bush-families-recording-australias-rainfall-for-more-100-years/12735430

Using Art as an In-Road to Science and Activism https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/10/01/jill-pelto-climate-art-activism/

Beachgoers keep high eye on Victoria’s changing coastline https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/beachgoers-keep-high-eye-on-victoria-s-changing-coastline-20201007-p562ss.html

Psychology and disasters

It’s normal for hurricanes to cause people to experience emotional distress https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/disaster-types/hurricanes-tropical-storms

Sociology and disasters

Exclusion of at-risk communities a major barrier to preventing disaster losses https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73908

Pacific women shut out of disaster management https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73858

Review of gender-responsiveness and disability-inclusion in disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific United Nations https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73853

A standardized community resilience measurement framework for flooding https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479720312585?via%3Dihub

Coastal flooding will disproportionately impact river delta populations https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18531-4

Disaster Relief: Why the Poor Need Higher Priorityhttps://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/disaster-relief-why-the-poor-need-higher-priority/

Preliminary rapid gender analysis of monsoon flood 2020 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73977

African Americans Are Disproportionately Exposed to Extreme Heat http://info.primarycare.hms.harvard.edu/blog/african-americans-extreme-heat

Nepal: Why more women die in natural disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73982

Replication Data for: Capturing Bonding, Bridging, and Linking Social Capital through Publicly Available Data https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/IUNNZM Social capital and COVID-19: a multidimensional and multilevel approach https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21620555.2020.1814139

Today in disaster resilience (2 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Wildfire erupts in California’s Napa County, emergency evacuations over ‘dangerous rate of spread’ https://www.foxnews.com/us/wildfire-california-napa-county-glass-fire-emergency-evacuation-fire-weather

Severe storms in Italy produce damaging tornadoes, flash floods and landslides https://watchers.news/2020/09/26/tornado-waterspout-italy-september-2020/

Nepal – Heavy Rain and Floods in Southern Central Areas Leave 4 Dead, Houses Destroyed http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-floods-rupandehi-makwanpur-september-2020-central-areas-leave-4-dead-houses-destroyed

South Sudan – 625,000 Affected by Floods in 34 Countieshttp://floodlist.com/africa/southsudan-floods-september-2020

Ghana – Deadly Flash Floods in Ashanti Region http://floodlist.com/africa/ghana-floods-ashanti-september-2020

Chad – Floods Affect 300,000 Says UNhttp://floodlist.com/africa/chad-floods-september-2020

India – Rain Triggers Deadly Floods in Meghalaya and Assam http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-meghalaya-assam-september-2020

Vietnam – Deadly Floods and Landslides in North After 340mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-landslides-phutho-september-2020

Myanmar – Almost 3,000 Displaced by Floods in Kachin http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-floods-kachin-september-2020

Deadly fires rage through northern California forcing tens of thousands to evacuate https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/29/glass-fire-california-wine-country-napa-sonoma?CMP=share_btn_tw

India – Third Wave of Floods Hits 300,000 Across 13 Districts http://floodlist.com/asia/india-assam-floods-late-september-2020

Indonesia – 11 Dead After Landslides in North Kalimantan http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-landslides-tarakan-north-kalimantan-september-2020

Napa Valley wineries face fury of latest California wildfire as 2020 damages mount https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/napa-valley-wine-california-widlfire-fire-damage-2020-wineries-sonoma-county

3 dead, nearly 100 000 evacuate as two massive wildfires explode in Northern California https://watchers.news/2020/09/30/glass-fire-zogg-fire-california-september-2020/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hits Istanbul, Turkey https://watchers.news/2020/09/30/istanbul-flood-hailstorm-september-2020/

100 000 people stranded as highest rainfall in 60 years hits Rangpur, Bangladesh https://watchers.news/2020/09/30/rangpur-record-rainfall-flood-september-2020/

Ashfall produced by Sangay destroys 11 200 ha of crops, affecting at least 24 500 farmers, Ecuador https://watchers.news/2020/09/30/sangay-ashfall-crop-loss-ecuador/

Bangladesh – Tens of Thousands Hit by Floods in North http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-rangpur-september-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Oct 2020: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/110786/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Oct-2020-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Grim.html

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest suffers worst fires in a decade https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/01/brazil-amazon-rainforest-worst-fires-in-decade?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Benin – 7,000 Displaced by Niger River Floods in North East http://floodlist.com/africa/benin-floods-september-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

US sees ‘alarming’ increase in combined heatwaves and droughts https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73765

Hurricanes near U.S. coast forecast to worsen and multiply due to global warming https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/09/27/hurricanes-atlantic-coast-climate-change/

What’s in Boris Johnson’s climate in tray? https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54296828

The Arctic is burning like never before — and that’s bad news for climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02568-y

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 metres – even if Paris climate goals are met, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/23/melting-antarctic-ice-will-raise-sea-level-by-25-metres-even-if-paris-climate-goals-are-met-study-finds

UNDP helped develop a Vulnerability to Climate Hazards Index – the first of its kind worldwide – which measures households’ exposure to hurricanes, storms and other climate phenomena https://sdgintegration.undp.org/countries/dominican-republic

Climate change adaptation projects continue amid coronavirus pandemic https://www.adaptation-fund.org/climate-change-adaptation-projects-continue-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/

How our warmer oceans are contributing to climate breakdown https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/28/how-our-warmer-oceans-are-contributing-to-climate-breakdown

New Sea Level Satellite Arrives at California Launch Site https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/195/new-sea-level-satellite-arrives-at-california-launch-site

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will https://apnews.com/article/climate-climate-change-oceans-environment-united-nations-general-assembly-d073896990db973a3e45db26787d6a18

Climate scientists can take this one action to accelerate solutions for climate change https://www.greenbiz.com/article/climate-scientists-can-take-one-action-accelerate-solutions-climate-change

Simpler models may be better for determining some climate risk https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73807

Climate change increases the risk of wildfires https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73797

Activists screen videos onto Arctic glaciers in climate protest https://www.arctictoday.com/activists-screen-videos-onto-arctic-glaciers-in-climate-protest/

Greenland ice sheet loss already ‘unprecedented’ and set to accelerate https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-10-01/greenland-ice-melting-at-a-rate-unmatched-in-12000-years/12705230

China’s zero emissions target puts Australia on notice https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/china-s-zero-emissions-target-puts-australia-on-notice-20200930-p560kn.html

The Value of Initial Condition Large Ensembles to Robust Adaptation Decision‐Making https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020EF001610

Planetary ‘safety net’ could halt wildlife loss and slow climate breakdown https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2020/sep/29/planetary-safety-net-could-halt-wildlife-loss-and-slow-climate-breakdown-aoe?CMP=share_btn_tw

Recommendations for a revised EU strategy on climate change adaptation https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73831

Revised estimates of the impact of climate change on extreme poverty by 2030 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73851

Global heating warming up ‘nights faster than days’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/01/global-heating-warming-up-nights-faster-than-days

Disaster risk reduction

Flood risks: More accurate data due to Covid-19 https://www.uni-bonn.de/news/208-2020

Mitigating geohazard risk to help save lives in Nepal https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73763

No earthquake-resistant buildings, no disaster management plan: Kashmir sits on seismological powder keg https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73766

Traditional fire management conducted in Bega Valley, Eurobodalla — hardest-hit by last season’s bushfires https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-27/rebirth-of-cultural-burning-in-hardest-hit-bushfire-region/12706810

Nearly 60,000 large dams exist worldwide, with more than 3,700 currently planned or under construction https://www.worldwildlife.org/press-releases/study-just-one-third-of-the-world-s-longest-rivers-remain-free-flowing

Alabama’s nation-leading 16,000 Fortified roofs held up well to Hurricane Sally https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2020/09/alabamas-nation-leading-16000-fortified-roofs-held-up-well-to-hurricane-sally.html

New knowledge about what causes thunderstorms and cloud bursts https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200925113358.htm

Lumberton County Floodprint: Strategies for Repurposing Vulnerable Landscapes After Disaster https://design.ncsu.edu/blog/2020/09/04/exploring-coastal-conservation-students-and-faculty-win-asla-awards-to-preserve-nc/

Wood Buffalo council opts for berms, not buyouts for most flood-affected neighbourhoods https://www-cbc-ca.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5730695

The Nile river led to Khartoum’s growth, but now threatens the city https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73809

Framing the challenge of urban flooding in the United States https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73798

BOM declares a La Nina, signalling wet spring and summer likely for northern, eastern Australiahttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-29/bom-declares-la-nina-wet-conditions-likely-for-eastern-australia/12617528

Alberta’s disaster risk assessment plan in poor shape: auditor https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/albertas-disaster-risk-assessment-plan-in-poor-shape-auditor

Phivolcs monitoring ‘abnormal’ conditions in four volcanoes https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/9/29/phivolcs-monitoring-four-volcanoes-due-to-abnormal-behavior.html

Strengthening Coastal Counties Resilience Challenge https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/52198717b55741389633ee635c2edf3f

National Platform of Disaster Risk Reduction in Turkey https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73772

2020 State of flood report: Actions for a more protected and resilient planet https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73832

Towards coordinated self-organization: An actor-centered framework for the design of disaster management information https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73821

New woodlands can help reduce flooding risk within 15 years https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73852

Africa road map for improving the availability, access and use of disaster risk information for early warning and early action, including in the context of transboundary risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73818?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Understanding Catastrophe Modeling https://www.rms.com/catastrophe-modeling

Emergency management

Covid-19 tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across world https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/28/covid-19-tests-that-give-results-in-minutes-to-be-rolled-out-across-world

Pakistan – 300,000 in Need of Food Assistance After Floods in Sindh, Says WFP http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-sindh-september-2020

People-centered early warning systems in China: a bibliometric analysis of policy documents https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73793

The COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: Impact, Responses, and Lessons from Ghana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/covid-19-pandemic-africa-impact-responses-and-lessons-ghana-democratic-republic-congo

A multilabel classification approach to identify hurricane‐induced infrastructure disruptions using social media data https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mice.12573

Experts call for tech upgrades to help fight wildfires https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2020/09/why-experts-demand-new-technology-to-fight-wildfires/

ACT Alliance members in Indonesia: Preparing the communities to respond better to disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73828

Counting the costs: Improving disaster recovery cost estimation https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73829

A member of an elite firefighting team answers our questions about California’s inferno https://www.cnet.com/news/in-the-chaos-of-a-burning-forest-a-dispatch-from-the-california-wildfire-front-lines/

The 2019-2020 Australian bushfires: from temporary evacuation to longer-term displacement https://www.internal-displacement.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/Australian%20bushfires_Final.pdf

Fires and Storms Push Demand for Emergency Shelter to a New High https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/01/climate/disaster-shelter-red-cross.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

DepEd, partners launch RADaR app to ensure learning continuity after disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73808

Localized action for social behavior change in COVID-19 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73816

Digital technologies will help build resilient communities after the coronavirus pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73827

A history of the human choices that led to one of the century’s worst natural disasters https://www.bookforum.com/print/2703/a-history-of-the-human-choices-that-led-to-one-of-the-century-s-worst-natural-disasters-24175

Where the UK government is going wrong in its coronavirus messaging, according to a marketing expert https://theconversation.com/where-the-uk-government-is-going-wrong-in-its-coronavirus-messaging-according-to-a-marketing-expert-146783

Psychology and disasters

More firefighters die from suicide each year than in the line of duty https://www.nvfc.org/it-could-never-happen-here-preventing-suicides-in-the-volunteer-fire-department/

Around the world, people who accidentally spread the coronavirus must face both a dangerous illness and an onslaught of online condemnation https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/28/the-public-shaming-pandemic

Art therapy: This is how the arts can sharpen mental health research https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/09/art-therapy-when-science-meets-art-mental-health-wellbeing-and-culture

Measuring individual disaster preparedness https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73835

Sociology and disasters

Wealthy Benefit Most From Hurricanes https://riskmarketnews.substack.com/p/wealthy-benefit-most-from-hurricanes

The Demography of Disasters https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030499198

Socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on household consumption and poverty https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73796

The climate change risks, trends and impacts and the related vulnerabilities on children in sub-Saharan Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73800

Almeda fire’s destruction of mobile home parks exacerbates Rogue Valley’s affordable housing shortage https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2020/09/almeda-fire-ravages-mobile-home-parks-in-rogue-valley-exacerbating-affordable-housing-shortage.html

COVID-19 economic vulnerability vs health emergency https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73819

The gendered nature of natural disasters: the impact of catastrophic events on the gender gap in life expectancy https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-8306.2007.00563.x

How natural hazards impact the social environment for vulnerable groups: an empirical investigation in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344282545_How_natural_hazards_impact_the_social_environment_for_vulnerable_groups_an_empirical_investigation_in_Japan

Today in disaster resilience (25 September 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Three dead after rare Mediterranean storm batters Greece https://news.trust.org/item/20200920092038-efnll/

Tropical Storm Beta, Forecast to Move Inland Monday, Churns in the Gulf https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/20/us/tropical-storm-beta.html

Myanmar – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Mandalay Region http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-floods-landslides-mandalay-region-september-2020

Mexico – Deadly Floods in Oaxaca http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-oaxaca-september-2020

France – 2 Missing After Torrential Rain Triggers Floods in Southhttp://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-gard-september-2020

India – Floods in Karnataka After 450mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-karnataka-september-2020

South East Asia – Tropical Storm Noul Causes Wind Damage and Floods in Vietnam, Laos and Thailandhttp://floodlist.com/asia/tropical-storm-noul-vietnam-laos-thailand-september-2020

Strombolian activity at Mount Etna, Italy https://watchers.news/2020/09/21/strombolian-activity-at-mount-etna-italy/

Major eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuadorhttps://watchers.news/2020/09/20/sangay-eruption-ecuador-september-20-2020/

Flood Kills 30, Submerges Communities In Niger State https://leadership.ng/2020/09/21/flood-kills-30-submerges-communities-in-niger-state/

Tropical Storm Beta takes aim at Texas, Louisiana as Gulf Coast sees storm surge, flooding https://www.foxnews.com/us/tropical-storm-beta-texas-louisiana-landfall-gulf-coast-storm-surge-flooding-storm-hurricane-season

Man dies in floodwaters after Broken Hill cops month of rain in 15 minutes https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/man-dies-in-floodwaters-after-broken-hill-cops-month-of-rain-in-15-minutes/news-story/90afba0496e169059d97606702a6b992

Cambodia – Rain From Tropical Storm Noul Triggers Floods in 5 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/cambodia-storm-noul-floods-september-2020

Indonesia- Floods in West Java and Jakarta http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-java-jakarta-september-2020

Nigeria – Widespread Flooding in Kogi State After Niger River Overflows http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-kogi-september-2020

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000 https://www.9news.com.au/world/coronavirus-us-death-toll-hits-200000-american-pandemic-timeline-covid19/db8d74ce-2fba-49cb-9d83-14724cfb27f7

Record Flooding in Sudan https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147288/record-flooding-in-sudan

Bangladesh faces twin crises as coronavirus deals new blow to flood-battered nation https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/14/bangladesh-faces-twin-crises-as-coronavirus-deals-new-blow-to-flood-battered-nation.html

Houston faces flash flooding risk as Beta stalls inland https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/houston-faces-flash-flooding-risk-beta-stalls-inland-n1240697

Cambodia – Rain From Tropical Storm Noul Triggers Floods in 5 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/cambodia-storm-noul-floods-september-2020

Ethiopia – 144,000 Displaced by Awash River Flooding in Afar Region http://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-floods-afar-september-2020

India – Floods in Karnataka After 450mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-karnataka-september-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Sep 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay, Lopevi https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/110442/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Sep-2020-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sangay-Lopevi-C.html

At least 126 people killed in floods and landslides in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal https://watchers.news/2020/09/24/gandaki-pradesh-nepal-flood-landslides-2020/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

New Australian guidelines launched to ensure consistent climate change risks assessments and disclosure https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73691

UK: Building climate resilience knowledge from the ground up https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73685

USA: Climate change is dumping record amounts of rain. We’re not equipped to handle it https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73697

Climate predictions for Ireland by 2050 come with unprecedented detail https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73681

Hurricane Sally’s fierce rain shows how climate change raises storm risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73665

Reporting on floods through a climate lens https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73659

Slow-moving storms that deluge coasts may be latest hazard of climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73670

The Morrison government wants to suck CO₂ out of the atmosphere. Here are 7 ways to do it https://theconversation.com/the-morrison-government-wants-to-suck-co-out-of-the-atmosphere-here-are-7-ways-to-do-it-144941

Prince Charles calls for ‘swift’ action on climate changehttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54229229

Want to Save Lives? Name Heat Waves Like Hurricanes https://www.wired.com/story/want-to-save-lives-name-heat-waves-like-hurricanes/

The tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/sep/19/the-tipping-points-at-the-heart-of-the-climate-crisis?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Arctic sea-ice shrinks to near record low extent https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54211760

The climate crisis will sweep away my country if the world doesn’t keep its promises https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/21/the-climate-crisis-will-sweep-away-my-country-if-the-world-doesnt-keep-its-promises?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

World’s richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/21/worlds-richest-1-cause-double-co2-emissions-of-poorest-50-says-oxfam

As wildfires, flooding, and hurricanes grow more frequent, climate migration begins https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/09/as-wildfires-flooding-and-hurricanes-grow-more-frequent-climate-migration-begins/

Africa Is Experiencing Some of the Worst Climate Disasters, But the World Watches California Burn https://www.theroot.com/africa-is-experiencing-some-of-the-worst-climate-disast-1845133225

World’s most powerful turbine to anchor largest offshore wind farm https://reneweconomy.com.au/worlds-most-powerful-turbine-to-anchor-largest-offshore-wind-farm-49512/

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 metres – even if Paris climate goals are met, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/23/melting-antarctic-ice-will-raise-sea-level-by-25-metres-even-if-paris-climate-goals-are-met-study-finds

UNDP, Timor-Leste launch GCF-backed project to protect rural communities against climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73748

Iraq launches National Adaptation Plan process for climate change resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73741

Arctic sea ice minimum is 2nd lowest on record https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73739

Climate Scientists Take Their Closest Look Yet at the Warming Impact of Aviation Emissions https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17092020/aviation-emissions-climate-change-greenhouse-gas

Stability Check on Antarctica Reveals High Risk for Long-Term Sea Level Rise https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/stability-check-antarctica-reveals-high-risk-long-term-sea-level-rise

‘They’re suffering now’: Americans scramble to adapt to daily reality of climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/23/california-climate-crisis-wildfires-smoke-heat-health

Future climate response to Antarctic Ice Sheet melt caused by anthropogenic warming https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/39/eaaz1169

The science connecting wildfires to climate change https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/09/climate-change-increases-risk-fires-western-us/

Disaster risk reduction

Atlantic hurricane in 2020: Are we in store for another record-breaking year? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73688

Searching for surprise catastrophes: the Beirut explosion https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73696

Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73664

Nepal: why are landslides so deadly? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73630

The economic case for a national flood standard https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Opinion-The-economic-case-for-a-national-flood-15575860.php

To Prevent California Wildfires, We Need to Have Some Uncomfortable Conversations https://www.kqed.org/science/1969652/inconvenient-truths-about-california-and-wildfire

The effect of surge on riverine flood hazard and impact in deltas globally https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab8ca6

New recommendations for a proactive flood policy in India https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73707

Steps Sudan must take to prevent future flood destruction https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73686

Extreme rainfall events have more than doubled in Himalayas https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73722

New tools to help “predict” forest fires https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73721

California Wildfires: Can Insurance Markets Handle the Risk? https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RBA635-1.html

How Science and Technology Keep Up with Earth’s Shifting Surface https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/blog/reveal-earths-changing-surface/

After Storms, They Built Higher. They Dread Doing It Again https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/23/us/hurricane-laura-storm-beta.html

Our new model shows Australia can expect 11 tropical cyclones this season https://theconversation.com/our-new-model-shows-australia-can-expect-11-tropical-cyclones-this-season-146318

Tapping into the ground to counter floods and droughts https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73738

Emergency management

How to build back better after the COVID-19 crisis? A practical approach applied to Fiji https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73684

Puerto Rico sees more pain and little progress three years after Hurricane Maria https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/puerto-rico-sees-more-pain-little-progress-three-years-after-n1240513

UN: 730,000 people seriously affected by Sudan floods https://thenationpress.net/en/news-67127.html

Τhe disaster and health nexus amid the COVID-19 pandemic: challenges of protecting at-risk communities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73706

Only two homes rebuilt one year on from Binna Burra Beechmont fire as community remains on edge https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-08/binna-burra-fire-first-anniversary-gold-coast-hinterland/12635926

Early actions will support Ecuadorian families to face volcanic ash fall https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73724

An evaluation of availability and adequacy of multi-hazard early warning systems in Asian countries: a baseline study https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920302582

The Worst Forest Fires You’re Hearing Nothing About https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/worst-forest-fires-you-re-hearing-nothing-about

Orange County fire watchers go virtual due to pandemic https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/story/2020-09-24/fire-watch

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Most wildfire coverage on American TV news fails to mention link to climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/11/american-tv-news-california-oregon-fires-climate-crisis?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Earthquake That Brought Enlightenment https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/the-earthquake-that-brought-enlightenment/

Interactive network of digital wildfire vigilantes https://www.inverse.com/science/alertwildfire-camera-network-wild-fires

Emergency warning messages: do colours and icons improve community readiness to act? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/81

Emergency warning messages: how do community members comprehend them? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/79

Emergency warning messages: encouraging readiness to act https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/80

Psychology and disasters

Humor and risk: an exploration of case studies https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73675

Wildfire-weary Californians, ‘tired of this being normal,’ consider uprooting their lives https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/19/us/california-fires-climate-change-migration/index.html

FEMA has conducted the National Household Survey (NHS) to assess the development of a culture of personal disaster preparedness and resilience in the American public https://community.fema.gov/story/2020-NHS-Data-Digest-Summary-Results

The Psychological Impact of COVID-19 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hope-resilience/202009/the-psychological-impact-covid-19

Sociology and disasters

Laura: The Latest Climate Disaster for Low-Income Americans https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/laura-latest-climate-disaster-low-income-americans

How natural hazards impact the social environment for vulnerable groups: an empirical investigation in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344282545_How_natural_hazards_impact_the_social_environment_for_vulnerable_groups_an_empirical_investigation_in_Japan

First Came the Hurricane, Then Came the Campaign of Terror https://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/first-came-hurricane-then-came-campaign-terror

Fostering peri-urban resilience: Gender-responsive approaches in northern India https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73742

Today in disaster resilience (18 September 2020)

Please find below a list of links to some aspects of disaster resilience in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

The death toll from wildfires choking the west coast of the US continued https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/13/us-west-coast-choked-by-smoke-as-firefighters-tackle-deadly-wildfires?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

A Siege of 80 Large, Uncontained Wildfires Sweeps the Hot, Dry West https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09092020/wildfires-american-west-climate

Floods generated by exceptional rainfall have killed more than 200 people and affected over a million more, in a band of countries from Senegal to Sudan https://ewn.co.za/2020/09/11/200-killed-in-floods-across-africa

Tropical Storm Sally Is Heading North, Stalking New Orleanshttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-12/tropical-depression-to-bring-flooding-rains-across-gulf-coast

Nepal – Over 30 Dead or Missing After Floods and Landslides in Sindhupalchok http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-floods-landslides-sindhupalchok-september-2020

Tunisia – Floods Leave 6 Dead After Days of Heavy Rainhttp://floodlist.com/africa/tunisia-floods-september-2020

DR Congo – 50 Feared Dead as Mine Collapses During Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/drcongo-southkivu-mine-collapse-flood-september-2020

Ethiopia – 300,000 Displaced by Floods, Says UNhttp://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-floods-update-september-2020

Hurricane Sally strengthens ‘rapidly’ as Gulf Coast braces, mandatory evacuations in Louisiana, Mississippi https://www.foxnews.com/us/hurricane-sally-warning-gulf-coast-louisiana-mississippi-new-orleans-mandatory-evacuation-storm-surge

Mauritania – Deadly Floods in South and Easthttp://floodlist.com/africa/mauritania-floods-september-2020

1,000 Firefighters, 15 Aircraft Battle Wildfire in Portugal https://www.fireengineering.com/2020/09/14/493587/1000-firefighters-15-aircraft-battle-wildfire-in-portugal/

Death toll rises in US as wildfires continue in West Coast states https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54130785

Cape Verde – Deadly Flash Floods in Praia http://floodlist.com/africa/cape-verde-deadly-flash-floods-in-praia

Indonesia – at Least 4 Dead, 2,000 Displaced After Floods in 4 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-september-2020-kalimantan

Hurricane Sally nears U.S. Gulf Coast as residents brace for historic floods https://globalnews.ca/news/7337037/hurricane-sally-rain-floods/

Firefighters make progress in west coast blazes as smoke spreads across US https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/15/west-coast-fires-firefighters-oregon-washington-california?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Uganda – Deadly Flash Floods in Kampala http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-kampala-september-2020

India – 1 Dead, 34,000 Affected After Fresh Floods in Assam http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-assam-september-2020

Vietnam – 2 Dead After Severe Storms Cause Floods and Landslides in North http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-landslides-hagiang-september-2020

Lightning strikes kill 42 people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India https://watchers.news/2020/09/16/lightning-strikes-kill-42-people-in-bihar-and-uttar-pradesh-india/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flooding, Power Outages Spread as Hurricane Sally Batters Alabama, Florida https://weather.com/news/news/2020-09-15-hurricane-sally-mississippi-alabama-florida-louisiana-evacuations-impacts

India’s coronavirus cases pass 5 million as hospitals scramble for oxygen https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-16/india-coronavirus-case–pass-5-million/12670756

Guatemala – 25,000 Affected by Heavy Rain, Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-floods-landslides-september-2020

Indonesia – Deadly Landslide in West Papua, Floods in Central Sulawesi and West Kalimantan http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-papua-september-2020

After the floods, assessing Hurricane Sally’s damage https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-sally-damage-idUSKBN268347

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Sep 2020: Semeru volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Bezymianny https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/110108/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Sep-2020-Semeru-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Bezymianny-Nev.html

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Sally unleashes “catastrophic and life-threatening” flooding along Gulf Coast https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/hurricane-sally-flooding-gulf-coast-alabama-florida-one-dead-three-mile-bridge/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5℃ warming limit by 2024, major new report says http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73538

UK: the record-breaking August 2020 heatwave http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73555

Climate insights 2020: natural disasters http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73565

South Australia solar power reaches 94 pct of state demand on Sunday https://reneweconomy.com.au/south-australia-solar-power-reaches-94-pct-of-state-demand-on-sunday-84513/

The Age Of The ‘Megafire’ Is Upon Us https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/2020/09/11/the-age-of-the-megafire-is-upon-us/#2379c8379cab

Climate crisis could displace 1.2 billion people by 2050, report warns https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/10/world/climate-global-displacement-report-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html

Will Extreme Weather Keep Getting Worse? Scientists Say Yes https://weather.com/news/climate/news/2020-09-11-extreme-weather-climate-change-disasters-wildfires-flooding-hurricanes

A big chunk of Greenland’s ice cap breaks off as Arctic shifts to new climate regime https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/greenland-ice-cap-1.5723009

Consortium Launches Program to Train Next Generation of City Climate Resilience Leaders https://www.wri.org/news/2020/09/release-consortium-launches-program-train-next-generation-city-climate-resilience

A warming California sets the stage for future floods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73586

Slightest heat increase magnifies hurricane risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73591

South-South cooperation to tackle climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73598

Mapping the effectiveness of nature‐based solutions for climate change adaptation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73559

Multiple benefits of DRR investment: UR Tanzania http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73584

UBC researchers launch vulnerability index to track potential health impacts of climate change https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ubc-researchers-launch-vulnerability-index-to-track-potential-health-impacts-of-climate-change-1.5713920

The seawater carbon inventory at the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/09/08/2003197117

Wild weather this year shows growing impact of climate change, scientists say http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73607

We need to treat extreme events as connected, not as anomalies http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73603

More Americans think climate change poses a long-term threat to society than COVID-19 – 55% versus 44% respectively https://www.climateweeknyc.org/new-research-more-americans-think-climate-change-poses-long-term-threat-society-covid-19

6 Graphics Explain the Climate Feedback Loop Fueling US Fires https://www.wri.org/blog/2020/us-fires-climate-emissions

Just One Name Left on the Hurricane List and It’s Only September https://www.govtech.com/em/safety/Just-one-Name-is-left-on-the-Hurricane-list-and-its-only-September.html

New Zealand first in the world to require climate risk reporting http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73643

Disaster risk reduction

Learning from experience: Insights from China’s progress in disaster risk management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73536

UAE cultivates the first private sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) in the Arab Region http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73507

A data-driven framework to address gender issues in managing flood risks: flood risk management support project for the city of Buenos Aires http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73546

Coastal development between opportunity and disaster risk: a multisectoral risk assessment for Vietnam http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73549

Flood risk management in Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73526

Reimagining resilience in a post pandemic world http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73553

Strengthening hydromet services, disaster preparedness and urban resilience in Honduras http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73545

Americans back tough limits on building in fire and flood zones http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73575

Guwahati gets an experimental flood warning system http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73576

Flood risk and coastal assessment of the Tocumen river: prioritization of hybrid infrastructure for urban flood risk reduction in Panama http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73562

Why are landslides so deadly in Nepal? https://www.thethirdpole.net/ne/2020/09/14/why-are-landslides-so-deadly-in-nepal/

Modelling would predict where dangerous blazes could occur across Australia so firefighting planes and helicopters could be deployed in advance https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/15/philanthropic-foundation-dreams-of-extinguishing-all-bushfires-within-an-hour-with-high-tech-help

Localization and coalescence of seismicity before large earthquakes https://academic.oup.com/gji/article-abstract/223/1/561/5863945#.X1-4dUilmZM.twitter

Developing open-source technical business and scientific standards for climate physical risk projections of future repair and replacement costs of residential and commercial buildings and infrastructure in Australia https://www.cmsi.org.au/

FT Ministry ready to work with others to address KL flash floods https://www.astroawani.com/berita-malaysia/ft-ministry-ready-to-work-with-others-to-address-kl-flash-floods-259331

The Indian Government’s flood insurance packages can do better. This is how http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73593

Megafires: Climate change or land management? https://www.niskanencenter.org/megafires-climate-change-or-land-management/

Beyond 2D inventories: synoptic 3D landslide volume calculation from repeat LiDAR data https://esurf.copernicus.org/preprints/esurf-2020-73/

New homes, highways boost flood risk on Turkey’s northern coast http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73624

California wildfires: can insurance markets handle the risk? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73614

Effectiveness of flood early warning system to reduce economic loss at four communities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73615

World risk report 2020 – focus: forced displacement and migration http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73612

Our land was taken. But we still hold the knowledge of how to stop mega-fires https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/16/california-wildfires-cultural-burns-indigenous-people

Disruptive resilience: an agenda for the new normal in cities of the global South http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73638

Investing in early fire detection could save $8 billionhttps://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/investing-in-early-fire-detection-could-save-8-billion

Flash flood indicators https://www.efas.eu/en/flash-flood-indicators

Emergency management

Made worse by tree loss, flooding forces migration in Afghanistan http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73535

US: In the line of fire http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73572

Pandemic preparedness panel slams collective failure to heed warnings http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73599

Covid-19: Fearing a second wave, the French government is relying on a local strategy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73601

Firefighters pushed to the limits as unprecedented infernos rage across US west coast https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/15/firefighters-pushed-to-the-limits-as-unprecedented-infernos-rage-across-us-west-coast

Who Gets the First COVID-19 Vaccines? The Answer is a Complex Tangle of Science and Ethics https://blog.ucsusa.org/taryn-mackinney/who-gets-the-first-covid-19-vaccines-the-answer-is-a-complex-tangle-of-science-and-ethics

On the Fire Line, Grueling Work and a Shared Purpose https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/15/climate/firefighting-techniques.html

The Scariest Part of These Fires Is What Happens Next https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-scariest-part-of-these-wildfires-in-california-washington-and-oregon-is-what-happens-next?ref=author

“We only have the one”: Mapping the prevalence of people with high body mass to aid regional emergency management planning in aotearoa New Zealand https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920313613?dgcid=author

Sudan pleads for aid to tackle devastating floods https://www.pulse.com.gh/news/world/sudan-pleads-for-aid-to-tackle-devastating-floods/n8826be

Australian Major Incidents Report 2019-20 published https://www.aidr.org.au/news/major-incidents-report-2019-20-published/

Interim observations from the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements https://naturaldisaster.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/interim-observations-1

Schools get ready for bushfire season https://education.nsw.gov.au/news/latest-news/schools-get-ready-for-bushfire-season

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Adaptive capacity as an educational goal to advance policy for integrating DRR into quality education for sustainable development http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73570

There’s actually a word for the climate change-induced despair you’ve been feeling https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-09-13/solastalgia-climate-change-induced-despair

Examination of how social media can inform the management of volunteers during a flood disaster https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12665

What is a hurricane storm surge, and why is it so dangerous? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73628

Combination of school evacuation drill with tsunami inundation simulation: consensus-making between disaster experts and citizens on an evacuation strategy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73610

National youth survey on climate change and disaster risk https://www.aidr.org.au/news/national-youth-survey-on-climate-change-and-disaster-risk/

Australia it’s time to get prepared for… Big Weather (and how to survive it) https://help.abc.net.au/hc/en-us/articles/360001880455-Australia-it-s-time-to-get-prepared-for-Big-Weather-and-how-to-survive-it-

Psychology and disasters

COVID-19 and patients with serious mental illness https://www.mdedge.com/psychiatry/article/227579/schizophrenia-other-psychotic-disorders/covid-19-and-patients-serious

Solastalgia and Californian wildfires https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/wildfires-california-2020-climate-change-effect-1059197/

For many families, the first disaster can be far from the last https://www.colorado.edu/today/2020/09/10/many-families-first-disaster-can-be-far-last

Exposure Outliers: Children, Mothers, and Cumulative Disaster Exposure in Louisiana https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol19/iss1/4/

Extreme rains lead to more rural farmer suicides than droughts: Study http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73602

Is the climate crisis creating a mental health crisis? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73592

Bouncing Back During COVID-19 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hope-resilience/202009/bouncing-back-during-covid-19

Sociology and disasters

Hurricanes and COVID-19 in Florida: Are counties prepared to protect hurricane-vulnerable populations? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73534

Addressing gendered and other inequalities will be central to COVID-19 recovery http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73556

Building trust within and across communities for health emergency preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73619

Latino, Black, Native American households suffer disproportionate financial strain amid pandemic https://abcnews.go.com/Business/minority-homes-bear-financial-strain-amid-covid-19/story?id=73025891

Women’s leadership in the Pacific: trailblazer opens world of disaster management to women http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73640 Guardians of the planet: Asia Pacific children and youth voices on climate crisis and disaster risk reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73633

Today in disaster resilience (11 September 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sudan declares state of emergency from floods https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/sudan-declares-state-of-emergency-from-floods-/1963811

Flood kills four, destroys 5200 houses in Kano https://www.legit.ng/1363191-flood-kills-destroys-5200-houses-kano.html

California Sets Record With 2M Acres Burned So Far This Year https://who13.com/news/california-sets-record-with-2m-acres-burned-so-far-this-year/

Creek Fire: Helicopters rescue dozens of trapped California campers https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54046468

Sudan: Dozens dead, thousands of homes destroyed by floods https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/sudan-dozens-dead-thousands-homes-destroyed-floods-200816095143076.html

Nigeria: Flood of Tears, As Homes, Farmlands Get Washed Away https://allafrica.com/stories/202009050051.html

Senegal – State of Emergency After Deadly Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/senegal-state-of-emergency-after-deadly-floods

West Africa – Floods Hit Burkina Faso and Northern Ghana http://floodlist.com/africa/west-africa-burkinafaso-ghana-september-2020

El Dorado Fire: Massive Wall Of Flames Forces More Evacuations https://www.msn.com/en-us/Weather/topstories/el-dorado-fire-massive-wall-of-flames-forces-more-evacuations/ar-BB18Lxwn?ocid=st

River Nile in Sudan at highest levels since records began https://watchers.news/2020/09/08/river-nile-sudan-highest-levels-since-records-began/

34 injured, dozens of buildings damaged or destroyed after M5.1 earthquake hits Iran https://watchers.news/2020/09/07/golestan-iran-earthquake-september-2020/

West Africa – More Floods in Niger, Death Toll Rises in Burkina Faso http://floodlist.com/africa/floods-niger-burkinafaso-september-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Sep 2020: Semeru volcano, Reventador, Sangay, Sakurajima, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/109801/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Sep-2020-Semeru-volcano-Reventador-Sangay-Sakurajima-Sabancaya.html

Deadly flash floods paralyze north Algeria, more than 800 homes inundated https://watchers.news/2020/09/10/algeria-flood-september-2020/

200 000 people homeless after severe floods hit Far North, Cameroon https://watchers.news/2020/09/10/cameroon-flood-far-north-september-2020/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change and the tyranny of psychological distance http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73425

South Africa: National climate change adaptation strategy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73410

What is effective climate adaptation? Case studies from the Least Developed Countries http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73453

‘Catastrophic’ fire weather conditions in the NT spark fresh calls for gamba grass action https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-04/nt-gamba-grass-fire-sparks-fresh-calls-for-action/12619960

Arctic Wildfires Have Never Released This Much Carbon Dioxide https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2020/09/arctic-wildfires-have-never-released-this-much-carbon-dioxide/

Projected changes in persistent extreme summer weather events: The role of quasi-resonant amplification https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/10/eaat3272

Climate change: Greenland’s ice faces melting ‘death sentence’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49483580

Australia’s main grid hits new renewable energy record of 50.4 per cent https://reneweconomy.com.au/australias-main-grid-hits-new-renewable-energy-record-of-50-4-per-cent-12567/

Challenges for drought assessment in the Mediterranean region under future climate scenarios https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0012825220303949

Australian coal plants ‘on a hiding to nothing’ and likely to close before schedule https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/07/australian-coal-plants-on-a-hiding-to-nothing-and-likely-to-close-before-schedule

Young activists take 33 countries to court in bid to step up climate change fight https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/young-activists-take-33-countries-court-bid-step-climate-change-n1239175

Bering Sea winter ice shrank to its lowest level in 5,500 years in 2018 https://www.sciencenews.org/article/climate-change-bering-sea-ice-winter-melt-lowest-level

Human contribution to the record-breaking June and July 2019 heatwaves in Western Europe https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aba3d4

Monitoring and evaluation of national adaptation policies throughout the policy cycle http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73469

IAG has partnered with the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) on a new report, Severe Weather in a Changing Climate https://www.iag.com.au/severe-weather-changing-climate

From 100 Degrees To Snow, Colorado’s Dramatic Weather Forecast Could Be One For The National Record Books https://www.cpr.org/2020/09/07/from-100-degrees-to-snow-colorados-dramatic-weather-forecast-could-be-one-for-the-national-record-books/

Rapid worldwide growth of glacial lakes since 1990 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0855-4

New models predict El Niño rise http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/new-models-predict-el-ni-o-rise

Building coastal resilience in Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Colombia: country experiences with mainstreaming climate adaptation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73485

Earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5℃ warming limit by 2024, major new report says https://theconversation.com/earth-may-temporarily-pass-dangerous-1-5-warming-limit-by-2024-major-new-report-says-145450

Extreme summer impacts ice shelves and glaciers http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73520

Arctic warming: are record temperatures and fires arriving earlier than scientists predicted? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73517

A review of estimating population exposure to sea-level rise and the relevance for migration http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73509

Climrisk-river: Accounting for local river flood risk in estimating the economic cost of climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73503

Huge cavities threaten glacier larger than Great Britain https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/09/cavities-threaten-glacier-great-britain-thwaites?CMP=share_btn_tw

US report warns climate change could create economic chaos https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/09/business/climate-change-economy-cftc-report/index.html

Disaster risk reduction

Greater prevention and “Building Back Better” post-COVID http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73418

The Cost of Wildfires https://upenn.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html

Extreme precipitation events always occurred, but are they changing? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73442

Global fire outlook not good news, but mitigation is possible, analysis shows http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73447

10 years since the Darfield earthquake rocked New Zealand: what have we learned? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73437

1D/2D stormwater modelling to support urban flood risk management in estuarine areas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73416

Building community resilience through modern model building codes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73422

Community resilience benchmarks: buildings benchmark http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73433

Flood Risk Management in England http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73415

Why has the Top End of the NT been experiencing ‘catastrophic’ fire conditions in 2020? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-30/nt-bushfires-severe-2020-conditions-explained/12610178

Lower Nazeing Property Flood Resilience https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/hnl/lower-nazeing-property-flood-resilience/

Preparing for massive earthquake in the Pacific Northwest https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/pacific-northwest-prepares-for-massive-earthquake

Following the Odisha example for developing community based disaster management in India http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73475

Current flood risk management practices in Ghana: Gaps and opportunities for improving resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73463

Special report: natural catastrophes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73478

Resilient cities critical infrastructure interdependence: a meta-research https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23789689.2020.1795571

Last season’s climate catastrophes cost insurers $5.4b https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/last-season-s-climate-catastrophes-cost-insurers-5-4b-20200908-p55tiy.html

Advancing digitalization in DRR and development programs in COVID-19 times  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73489

Climate and disaster risk insurance in low income countries: reflections on the importance of indicators and frameworks for monitoring performance and impact http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73491

UCF researchers are developing models to predict storm surges http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73522

Compound natural disasters in Australia: a historical analysis https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-7296

Developing an impact library for forecasting surface water flood risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73530

Flood mitigation measures in an era of evolving flood risk https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12659

Floodplain losses and increasing flood risk in the context of recent historic land use changes and settlement developments: Austrian case studies http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73524

Optimization-based decision-making models for disaster recovery and reconstruction planning of transportation networks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73505

FEMA Flood Map updates https://social.selective.com/articles/fema-flood-map-updates-your-questions-answered

Emergency management

Policymakers should pre-plan for earthquake cordon use, Otago research http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73421

Mass Sheltering and Disasters Special Collection https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/mass-sheltering

Flood prone communities in Bangladesh are struggling to cope with monsoon and Coronavirus impacts http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73450

An optimal scenario for the emergency solution to protect Hanoi Capital from the Red River floodwater using Van Coc Lake http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73427

Interim observations: The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73448

Survey finds 71 per cent of koala populations died in some NSW fires https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/survey-finds-71-per-cent-of-koala-populations-died-in-some-nsw-fires-20200905-p55so2.html

Did Europe Make a Mistake Reopening Its Borders? https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-08-24/coronavirus-why-germany-is-struggling-to-stop-the-new-covid-spike

Terrifying images of California’s wildfires show firefighters tackling the flames https://mashable.com/article/california-wildfire-september-photos/

Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/03/30/822491838/coronavirus-world-map-tracking-the-spread-of-the-outbreak

USA: mapping a wildfire’s next move is getting easier, thanks to computers http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73466

On the frontline: The roles of pharmacists in disasters http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73462

Sudan floods threaten ancient archaeological gem https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2020/9/8/sudan-floods-threaten-ancient-archaeological-gem

Disaster education, communications and engagement

South East Europe gets new flash flood App http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73411

Assessing policy preferences amongst climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction stakeholders using serious gaming http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73456

Disaster-Resilient Communication Ecosystem in an Inclusive Society – A case of foreigners in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343674169_Disaster-Resilient_Communication_Ecosystem_in_an_Inclusive_Society_-_A_case_of_foreigners_in_Japan

Disaster Resources from the National Academies https://www.nap.edu/collection/35/emergency-preparedness-disaster-management

Flood Resilience: Preparedness and Recovery Collection https://www.nap.edu/collection/65/flood-resilience-preparedness-and-recovery

The “Rising Risk” docuseries explores how those rising sea levels will play out in the lower Manhattan of the late 21st century https://abc7ny.com/weather/rising-risk-examines-threat-posed-to-lower-manhattan-by-higher-sea-levels–/6390277/

Forecasting for a Fractured Land: A Case Study of the Communication and Use of Aftershock Forecasts from the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake in Aotearoa New Zealand https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/doi/10.1785/0220190354/590621/Forecasting-for-a-Fractured-Land-A-Case-Study-of?redirectedFrom=fulltext

McKinney’s Office of Emergency Management offering free disaster preparedness kits https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2020/09/09/mckinneys-office-of-emergency-management-offering-disaster-preparedness-kits/

Psychology and disasters

Insights into behavior during Chimney Tops 2 Fire could improve evacuation planning http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73419

68% of US adults have pursued three or more of the six basic preparedness actions https://community.fema.gov/story/2020-NHS-Data-Digest-Summary-Results

Wildfires: Can we adapt to live with them? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73498

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19 will widen poverty gap between women and men, new data shows http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73414

Racist housing policies have created some oppressively hot neighborhoods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73420

Bangladesh: compound risks of COVID-19 and floods driving more people into poverty http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73474

Translocal social capital as a resource for community-based responses to coastal flooding – Evidence from urban and rural areas on Java, Indonesia https://www.researchgate.net/project/Building-adaptive-capacity-through-translocal-social-capital-Sea-level-rise-and-resilience-of-coastal-communities-and-households-in-Indonesia-TRANSOCAP-SPP-1889-Regional-Sea-Level-Change-and-Society

Laura: The Latest Climate Disaster for Low-Income Americans https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/laura-latest-climate-disaster-low-income-americans

Today in disaster resilience (4 September 2020)

Recent emergencies/disasters

Devastating debris flows in Charikar, Afghanistan https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/08/28/charikar-debris-flows-1/

Death toll up to 16 for Hurricane Laura https://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-laura-remnants-heading-northeast/

Pakistan – 19 Dead After Heavy Rainfall Triggers Floods in North http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-khyberpakhtunkhwa-azadkashmir-august-2020

Typhoon Maysak could become one of South Korea’s strongest typhoons on record https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/08/typhoon-maysak-could-become-one-of-south-koreas-strongest-typhoons-on-record/

Maharashtra’s Vidarbha hit by floods, over 18000 evacuated https://zeenews.india.com/india/maharashtras-vidarbha-hit-by-floods-over-18000-evacuated-2306435.html

17 Dead, Over 10,000 Houses Damaged In Odisha Floods https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/17-dead-over-10-000-houses-damaged-in-odisha-floods-2287745

Flooding soaks South Asia, displacing millions during Covid-19 woes https://www.dhakatribune.com/world/south-asia/2020/08/31/flooding-soaks-south-asia-displacing-millions-during-covid-19-woes

Landslide, floods from monsoon rains kill at least 41 in India, Nepalhttps://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/landslide-floods-from-monsoon-rains-kill-at-least-41-in-india-nepal/story-uIaE7d2oo6eAonLUprte9J.html

Severe flood death toll at 251, more than 5 million affected and wide swaths of crops lost, Bangladesh https://watchers.news/2020/09/01/bangladesh-monsoon-death-toll-crop-loss-2020/

Record flooding leaves 93 fatalities, 80 000 homes damaged and 380 000 people affected in Sudanhttps://watchers.news/2020/09/01/sudan-record-flood-2020/

Mexico – Rainfall From Storm Hernán Causes Flooding in Jalisco and Colima http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-storm-hernan-jalisco-colima-august-2020

Typhoons Maysak and Haishen may deal South Korea a one-two punch https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/09/typhoons-maysak-and-hashien-may-deal-south-korea-a-one-two-punch/

Chad – Floods Displace 120,000 http://floodlist.com/africa/chad-floods-august-2020-update

India – Thousands Evacuate Floods in Maharashtra and Gujarat http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-maharashtra-gujarat-august-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Sep 2020: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/109491/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Sep-2020-Pacaya-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sa.html

North Korea’s east coast hit with damaging typhoon and floods, state TV shows https://www.nknews.org/2020/09/north-koreas-east-coast-hit-with-damaging-typhoon-and-floods-state-tv-shows/

Nepal – 12 Dead, 41 Missing After Floods and Landslides in Baglung http://floodlist.com/asia/baglung-nepal-floods-september-2020

Pakistan – 30 Dead After More Flash Floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-flash-floods-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-september-2020

North Korea – Rain From Typhoon Maysak Triggers Flooding in Eastern Areas http://floodlist.com/asia/north-korea-typhoon-maysak-september-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Low-tech solutions plus improved coordination for climate resilience in coastal Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73327

2019 monitoring report on the German strategy for adaptation to climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73352

Adaptation to climate change: Does traditional ecological knowledge hold the key? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73347

We need a paradigm shift to deal with loss and damage from climate change https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/politics-climate-change/news/we-need-paradigm-shift-deal-loss-and-damage-climate-change-1950849

Hurricane Laura jumped from Category 1 to Category 4 in a day. Here’s why hurricanes are now stronger, wetter, and more frequent https://www.insider.com/hurricane-laura-climate-change-warming-water-2020-8

US adapts to climate threats with drastic shift in flood strategy https://www.foxnews.com/weather/us-climate-threats-drastic-flood-strategy

Satellite images show rapid growth of glacial lakes worldwide https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/31/satellite-images-show-rapid-growth-glacial-lakes

Australian greenhouse gas emissions fall to lowest level since 1998 under Covid restrictions https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/31/australian-greenhouse-gas-emissions-fall-to-lowest-level-since-1998-under-covid-restrictions

Climate change may make extreme hurricane rainfall 5 times more likely, study says https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-may-make-extreme-hurricane-rainfall-five-times-more-likely-study-says/

Everything Is Unprecedented. Welcome To Your Hotter Earth https://www.npr.org/2020/08/28/905622947/everything-is-unprecedented-welcome-to-your-hotter-earth

Future Warming and Intensification of Precipitation Extremes: A “Double Whammy” Leading to Increasing Flood Risk in California https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020GL088679

Phoenix hits 50th day of 110 degrees; previous record ‘obliterated’ https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-weather/2020/08/28/phoenix-hits-50th-day-110-degrees-2020/5662386002/

Climate and disaster resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73353

Influx of renewables sees coal power plants run well below capacity, increasing chance of closures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/01/influx-of-renewables-sees-coal-power-plants-run-well-below-capacity-increasing-chance-of-closures?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Queen of the Dolomites glacier could vanish within 15 years https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/01/marmolada-queen-of-dolomites-glacier-could-vanish-within-15-years

Ice Sheet Melting Is Perfectly in Line With Our Worst-Case Scenario, Scientists Warn https://www.sciencealert.com/ice-sheet-melting-is-perfectly-in-line-with-our-worst-case-scenario-scientists-warn

California is burning. It’s time to demand an end to the climate crisis https://mashable.com/article/california-wildfires-climate-change/

How Climate Change is Causing Urban Flooding in Nigeria https://www.savethecity.org.ng/2020/07/30/how-climate-change-is-causing-urban-flooding-in-nigeria/

South Africa: environment, forestry and fisheries on approval of the country’s national climate change adaptation strategy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73385

Disasters must be unusual or deadly to prompt local climate policy change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73365

India: the surprisingly difficult task of measuring sea-level rise http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73368

Wind And Solar Now Generate One-Tenth Of Global Electricityhttps://ember-climate.org/project/global-electricity-h12020/

A post-Laura heat wave has no name https://heated.world/p/a-post-laura-heat-wave-has-no-name

The Story of CO2: Big Ideas for a Small Molecule https://utorontopress.com/us/the-story-of-co2-2#utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=story_CO2

The UK needs a ‘national heat risk strategy’ http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73387

Climate change-fueled weather disasters: Costs to state and local economies http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73400

European wildfire danger and vulnerability under a changing climate: towards integrating risk dimensions http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73405

Heat resilience cities: measuring benefits of urban heat adaptation: methodology note for the tool development http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73397

National laws for enhancing flood resilience in the context of climate change: potential and shortcomings http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73408

New Zealand experiences warmest winter on record https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/03/new-zealand-experiences-warmest-winter-on-record

Disaster risk reduction

Uganda: Enhancing management of Upper Nile riverine systems http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73330

Fires threaten the Amazon once again. What have we learned? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73324

U.S. flood strategy shifts to ‘unavoidable’ relocation of entire neighborhoods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73338

Building urban resilience with nature-based solutions: How can urban planning contribute? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73346

ICT for Disaster Risk Management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73351

Why extreme floods are more common than you might think https://rss.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1740-9713.2018.01209.x

Understanding Risk BC 2020 – Online Symposium for Risk Reduction Strategies http://floodlist.com/protection/understanding-risk-bc-2020

The Le Teil earthquake provides new insights on seismic risk in France and Western Europe http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73355

Bangladesh: Time to develop a reliable flood forecasting model http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73359

U.S.: Hurricane Laura was the latest storm to strengthen fast, but is rapid intensification really becoming more common? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73360

Scientists unlock crops’ power to resist floods https://phys.org/news/2020-08-scientists-crops-power-resist.html

Chennai: Civic body gets monsoon-ready with rain gauges, flood sensors https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/chennai-civic-body-gets-monsoon-ready-with-rain-gauges-flood-sensors/articleshow/77830916.cms
How to protect communities from disasters – what research tells us http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73362

Artificial intelligence algorithm predicts slow earthquakes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73369

Setting an agenda for entrepreneurial governments: A global baseline assessment of Disaster Risk Reduction investment http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73341

El Nino lulls lead to harsh floods, fires and droughts: study https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/el-nino-lulls-lead-to-harsh-floods-fires-and-droughts-study-20200901-p55rcr.html

Too heartbreaking to leave, too expensive to stay: Louisiana coastal communities left in limbo https://southerlymag.org/2020/08/07/too-heartbreaking-to-leave-too-expensive-to-stay-louisiana-coastal-communities-left-in-limbo/

Poor planning, civic apathy and huge floods – it’s the same story from Karachi to Kolkata https://scroll.in/article/971971/poor-planning-civic-apathy-and-huge-floods-its-the-same-story-from-karachi-to-kolkata

A big step for flood forecasts in India and Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73398

A panacea for India’s flood woes – lost and forgotten http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73393

Aqueduct Floods is an online platform that measures riverine and coastal flood risks under both current base-line conditions and future projections in 2030, 2050, and 2080 https://files.wri.org/s3fs-public/aqueduct-floods-methodology.pdf

Disaster Risk Reduction in Cities: Towards a New Normal https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-981-15-4948-9_7

Emergency management

Biloxi’s 15-year recovery from Hurricane Katrina offers lessons for other coastal cities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73319

Satellite imagery reveals, in precise detail, extent of NSW bushfire destruction across Black Summer https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-28/satellite-images-reveal-extent-of-nsw-black-summer-bushfires/12601928

Battle weary: as fire season looms, volunteers still coping with the last one https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/battle-weary-as-fire-season-looms-volunteers-still-coping-with-the-last-one-20200827-p55pw8.html

Before and after satellite images show widespread destruction from Hurricane Laura https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/28/us/satellite-images-hurricane-laura-before-after-trnd/index.html

2019 global natural disaster assessment report http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73363

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-august-2020/

Record floods threaten nuclear power site in Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73381

New Red Cross Red Crescent-UK Met Office guide to ‘impact-based forecasting’ for early humanitarian action https://www.climatecentre.org/news/1317/new-red-cross-red-crescent-uk-met-office-guide-to-a-impact-based-forecastinga-for-early-humanitarian-action

Sudan: UN Agencies Support Flood Response in Sudan but Warn Aid Stocks ‘Rapidly’ Depleting https://allafrica.com/stories/202009020064.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Earthquake detection and early alerts, now on your Android phone http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73334

Realtor.com® integrates flood factor data, helps shoppers understand flood risk https://firststreet.org/press/press-release-realtor-com-integrates-flood-factor-data/

More bushfires, less volcanoes: Young Australians need to learn about more relevant disasters https://theconversation.com/more-bushfires-less-volcanoes-young-australians-need-to-learn-about-more-relevant-disasters-145163

#30days30waysUK aims to inspire and empower people to be ready for a wide range of risks like flooding, fire and power cuts https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/people/be-prepared-not-scared-september-month-long-social-media-campaign-help-northamptonshire-residents-2955838

Are you Flood Ready? Test your knowledge of floods and flood readiness https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/flood-ready/quiz.html

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Health-Details.aspx?newsid=1000

Facebook joins with Mekong River Commission to raise awareness about flood and drought in the Mekong http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73379

Principles of Geology https://timescavengers.blog/introductory-material/geologic-time/principles-of-geology/

In rural Bangladesh, a journey to school-led disaster risk reduction begins http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73376

Psychology and disasters

Reducing hydro-meteorological risk by nature-based solutions: What do we know about people’s perceptions? https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/11/12/2599

COVID-19 and the consequences of cascading and compounding disasters https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-31/covid-bushfires-and-coping-with-cascading-disasters/12606328

‘It was a feeling of terror: when will the water stop?’: Britain’s flood victims, six months on https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/29/when-will-the-water-stop-britain-flood-victims-six-months-on

Sociology and disasters

Resilience in the Pacific and the Caribbean: The Local Construction of Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343956760_Resilience_in_the_Pacific_and_the_Caribbean_The_Local_Construction_of_Disaster_Risk_Reduction

5 ways to help take racism out of disaster recovery https://kinder.rice.edu/urbanedge/2020/08/26/hurricane-laura-harvey-5-ways-take-racism-out-disaster-recovery

Can extreme events be an opportunity? Depopulation and resilience of rural communities in Central Italy after the 1997 earthquake https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343981559_Can_extreme_events_be_an_opportunity_Depopulation_and_resilience_of_rural_communities_in_Central_Italy_after_the_1997_earthquake

Low-income households should be prioritized after disaster strikes https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/514384-low-income-households-should-be-prioritized-after-disaster-strikes#.X01TNyHH2lg.twitter

High-resolution human mobility data reveal race and wealth disparities in disaster evacuation patterns https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343877167_High-resolution_human_mobility_data_reveal_race_and_wealth_disparities_in_disaster_evacuation_patterns

How Japan Stumbled into a Pandemic Miracle https://online.ucpress.edu/currenthistory/article/119/818/217/111341/How-Japan-Stumbled-into-a-Pandemic-Miracle

Closing the gaps: Advancing disaster preparedness, response and recovery for older adults http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73401

Today in disaster resilience (28 August 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Cameroon – Floods in Douala Leave Hundreds Displaced http://floodlist.com/africa/cameroon-floods-douala-august-2020

Turkey – Deadly Flash Floods in Giresun Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-deadly-flash-floods-in-giresun-province

Tropical Storm Laura Kills at Least 8 People in Haiti, Dominican Republic; Over 1 Million Without Power https://weather.com/news/news/2020-08-22-tropical-storm-laura-puerto-rico-dominican-republic-cuba-haiti

In Texas, Louisiana, More Than Half a Million Ordered to Evacuate As Hurricane Laura Strengthens in the Gulf https://weather.com/news/news/2020-08-23-hurricane-marco-laura-louisiana-texas-mississippi-gulf-coast

9 Dead As Heavy Rains Create Flood-Like Situation In Gujarat https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/9-dead-1-900-shifted-as-heavy-rains-cause-flood-like-situation-in-gujarat-2284632

Kenya – 1,000 Families Displaced by Lake Turkana Floods, Warnings Issued for Turkwel Dam http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-lake-turkana-floods-turkwel-ldam-august-2020

Hurricane Laura, now Category 4, may bring ‘unsurvivable’ storm surge to Texas-Louisiana border https://www.foxnews.com/us/hurricane-laura-expected-to-reach-category-4-strength-with-life-threatening-storm-surge-before-making-landfall

One killed as overnight rains cause flash floods in Rajouri, damage reported https://freepresskashmir.news/2020/08/26/one-killed-as-overnight-rains-cause-flash-floods-in-rajouri-damage-reported/

Two dams in Karachi overflow, at least 7 killed in weather-related incidents, Pakistan https://watchers.news/2020/08/26/karachi-pakistan-flood-august-25-2020/

Afghanistan flooding: Dozens dead, hundreds of homes destroyed https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/afghanistan-flooding-dozens-dead-hundreds-homes-destroyed-200826061120112.html

Storm Francis brings flood, damaging rainfall and record-breaking winds to UK and Ireland https://watchers.news/2020/08/26/storm-francis-august-2020/

Devastating storm causes millions worth of damage, prompts state of emergency in northern Italy https://watchers.news/2020/08/25/italy-storm-august-23-2020/

Floods across Devon and Cornwall after ‘biblical’ rainfall https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-53936684

Laura carves destructive path through Louisiana; 4 dead https://apnews.com/45ba32bafe5da34b5691544ecb3e5492

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Aug 2020: Fuego volcano, Semeru, Dukono, Reventador, Mauna Loa https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/109127/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Aug-2020-Fuego-volcano-Semeru-Dukono-Reventador-Mauna-Loa-Sanga.html

Provinces Flood Death Toll Reaches 122, Injuries 147 https://www.khaama.com/provinces-flood-death-toll-reaches-122-injuries-147-566768/

Kenya and Uganda – Thousands Displaced by Lake Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-uganda-lake-floods-august-2020

Niger – Capital Niamey Flooded as Niger River Overflows http://floodlist.com/africa/niger-niamey-floods-august-2020

Mexico – Rain From Storm Marco Triggers Floods in Southern States http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-tropical-storm-marco-floods-chiapas-august-2020

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A cascade of COVID-19 and climate extremes call for new algorithms to protect at-risk communities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73260

Earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice in less than 30 years https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/23/earth-lost-28-trillion-tonnes-ice-30-years-global-warming

California Has Australian Problems Now https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/08/climate-change-has-led-to-extreme-wildfires-in-california.html

California and Colorado Fires May Be Part of a Climate-Driven Transformation of Wildfires Around the Globe https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22082020/california-colorado-wildfires-climate-change-global-transformation

The melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet could contribute half a metre of sea-level rise in the coming century https://www.imas.utas.edu.au/news/news-items/melting-antarctic-ice-sheet-could-bring-half-a-metre-of-sea-level-rise

The sensitivity of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to a changing climate: Past, present and future https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019RG000663

Climate change and adaptation degree https://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-climate-science-and-adaptation

Local cooling provided by broad-leaved trees in Europe http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73317

Mainstreaming gender within local government climate and disaster risk assessments http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73288

Storm Surge: The Science behind This Year’s Unusual Hurricane Season https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/storm-surge-the-science-behind-this-years-unusual-hurricane-season1/

Nation ‘woefully unprepared’ for climate change, business groups warn https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/nation-woefully-unprepared-for-climate-change-business-groups-warn-20200827-p55q0m.html

California’s new normal: How the climate crisis is fueling wildfires and changing life in the Golden State https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/24/weather/california-wildfires-climate-change/index.html

Antarctic Ice Shelves Vulnerable to Sudden Meltwater-Driven Fracturing, Says Study https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/08/26/antarctic-ice-shelves-vulnerable-sudden-meltwater-driven-fracturing-says-study/

Hurricane Laura and the California Fires Are Part of the Same Crisis https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-27/hurricane-laura-california-fires-both-tied-to-climate-change

Glacial cooling and climate sensitivity revisited https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2617-x

 

Disaster risk reduction

Faster than floods: How to prevent a double disaster in Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73241

Fire probability in South American Protected Areas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73259

Frontiers of water-related disaster management and the way forward http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73256

Why preparations for the next pandemic must begin now http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73279

California’s wildfires explained: How did they start – and is this normal? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73272

‘Next fire season is already upon us’: NSW to adopt all recommendations of bushfire inquiry report https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/aug/25/next-fire-season-is-already-upon-us-nsw-to-adopt-all-recommendations-of-bushfire-inquiry-report

Landowners in fire-prone areas to be required to do hazard-reduction burns https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/landowners-in-fire-prone-areas-to-be-required-to-do-hazard-reduction-burns-20200824-p55or9.html

To be or not to be a ‘natural’ disaster: that is the question https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/nh/2020/08/17/natural-disasters-may-not-be-natural-anymore-the-language-dilemma/

Researchers create a contagion model to predict flooding in urban areas https://phys.org/news/2020-08-contagion-urban-areas.html

A Massive Earthquake Is Coming to Cascadia—And It Can’t Be Stopped https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/pacific-northwest-prepares-for-massive-earthquake

Floodplains by Design partnership works across jurisdictions to lower disaster risks and restore ecosystems https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2020/08/17/washington-state-floodplain-manager-discusses-program-thats-helping-communities-environmenty

The UK government will immediately accept 12 recommendations from an independent review into responsibilities around surface water flooding  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-takes-action-to-manage-surface-water-flood-risk

Quantitative Wildfire Risk Assessment https://iftdss.firenet.gov/landing_page/pdfs/qwra_release_flyer_july2020.pdf

Major Real Estate Website Now Shows Flood Risk. Should They All? https://www.npr.org/2020/08/26/905551631/major-real-estate-website-now-shows-flood-risk-should-they-all

Disaster management models need adjusting: A case study in South Africa explains why http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73315

Extreme wildfires can create their own dangerous weather, including fire tornadoes – here’s how http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73316

The NSW bushfire inquiry found property loss is ‘inevitable’. We must stop building homes in such fire-prone areas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73314

Technocracy, disaster risk reduction and development: A critique of the Sendai Framework 2015-2030 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73287

Katrina 15 years later: Government still hasn’t learned https://www.nola.com/gambit/commentary/article_5cf96b94-e3bb-11ea-9b41-9b185638da33.html

 

Emergency management

Diversity and inclusion framework for emergency management policy and practice http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73252

Cities for a resilient recovery: International lessons on recovery from COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73253

Private sector experience in Japan: Supporting disaster preparedness for evacuations under COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73230

Heatwaves are an invisible killer – and the UK is woefully unprepared http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73265

Wildfires Rage In California As Fire Crews And Evacuees Grapple With COVID-19 Risks https://www.npr.org/2020/08/21/904552759/wildfires-rage-on-in-california-as-fire-crews-and-evacuees-grapple-with-covid-ri

Final report of the NSW Bushfire Inquiry https://www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/assets/dpc-nsw-gov-au/publications/NSW-Bushfire-Inquiry-1630/Final-Report-of-the-NSW-Bushfire-Inquiry.pdf

A Comparative Study of International and Chinese Public Health Emergency Management from the Perspective of Mapping Knowledge Domains https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343839361_A_Comparative_Study_of_International_and_Chinese_Public_Health_Emergency_Management_from_the_Perspective_of_Mapping_Knowledge_Domains

Yes, it’s been raining a lot – but that doesn’t mean Australia’s drought has broken https://theconversation.com/yes-its-been-raining-a-lot-but-that-doesnt-mean-australias-drought-has-broken-144702

‘Disaster inside a disaster’: California wildfires and COVID-19 form twin crises https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/disaster-inside-disaster-california-wildfires-covid-19-form-twin-crises-n1238031

August 2020 edition of the newsletter of The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) https://www.tiems.info/images/pdfs/TIEMS_2020_Newsletter_August_.pdf

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Resetting the way we teach science is vital for all our futures https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/08/science-education-reset-stem-technology

Cultural interventions through children’s literature and arts-based practices in times of disaster: A case study of reading mediators’ response to the Mexican earthquakes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73306

The Texas Flood Registry is a project that collects health, location, and exposure information from people affected by major storms https://floodregistry.rice.edu/faq

Community engagement for disaster resilience handbook https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/media/7989/aidr_handbookcollection_communityengagementfordisasterresilience_2020.pdf

University of Hull researchers are using virtual reality technology to flood Hull during the time of poet Andrew Marvell – more than 400 years ago https://www.hull.ac.uk/work-with-us/more/media-centre/news/2020/vr-experience-of-flooding-in-andrew-marvells-hull

 

Psychology and disasters

Earthquakes, fear of failure, and wellbeing: An insight from Minangkabau entrepreneurship https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420920313170

One of the most overlooked consequences of climate change? Our mental health https://www.dailyclimate.org/how-climate-change-affects-mental-health-2641491618.html

From climate-fueled storms to COVID-19, mounting catastrophes are sowing stress and trauma https://publicintegrity.org/environment/hidden-epidemics/disasters-mental-health-crisis-wildfire-hurricane-flood-climate-covid/

Unravelling the influence of human behaviour on reducing casualties during flood evacuation https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02626667.2020.1810254

 

Sociology and disasters

Communities together: A guide for resilient community center design in island communities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73254

Fire risk perpetuates poverty and fire use among Amazonian smallholders http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73215

How Social Ties Influence Hurricane Evacuation Behavior https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3274391

High-resolution human mobility data reveal race and wealth disparities in disaster evacuation patterns https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343877167_High-resolution_human_mobility_data_reveal_race_and_wealth_disparities_in_disaster_evacuation_patterns

Social Capital Encourages Disaster Evacuation: Evidence from a Cyclone in Bangladesh https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00220388.2020.1806245

How Decades of Racist Housing Policy Left Neighborhoods Sweltering https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/24/climate/racism-redlining-cities-global-warming.html

Rural areas may suffer disproportionately in quakes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73313

Today in disaster resilience (21 August 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Record-breaking heat wave fueling wildfires in the West https://www.cbsnews.com/video/record-breaking-heat-wave-fueling-wildfires-in-the-west/

Several lives lost, tens of thousands affected by floods in Sudan https://africa.cgtn.com/2020/08/15/several-lives-lost-tens-of-thousands-affected-by-floods-in-sudan/

India – Deadly Flash Floods in Jaipur, Rajasthan http://floodlist.com/asia/india-flash-floods-jaipur-rajasthan-august-2020

More than 100,000 acres are now burning Colorado as fire near Fraser quickly grows https://coloradosun.com/2020/08/15/colorado-wildfires-10000-acres/

India – Floods in Telangana Prompt Evacuations and Rescues http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-telangana-august-2020.

Heavy Rain Hits Yangtze River Again, Inundating Cities and Leaving Many Homeless https://www.theepochtimes.com/heavy-rain-hits-yangtze-river-again-inundating-cities-and-leaving-many-homeless_3463355.html

India – Thousands Evacuate as Floods Affect Andhra Pradesh, Worsen in Telangana http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-andhra-pradesh-telangana-august-2020

Fast-moving fire in north-east NSW marks first big blaze of the season https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/fast-moving-fire-in-north-east-nsw-marks-first-big-blaze-of-the-season-20200819-p55nc2.html

California fires: Bay Area hit by blazes forcing thousands to evacuate https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53840437

Hundreds evacuated in B.C.’s Okanagan, wildfire service battles blazes https://ottawacitizen.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/cp-newsalert-wildfire-evacuation-ordered-near-okanagan-falls-b-c/wcm/16a83cad-658e-4b06-83db-09d64190da7f/

Sichuan activates the highest level of flood control response for the first time on record, China https://watchers.news/2020/08/19/sichuan-activates-the-highest-level-of-flood-control-response-for-the-first-time-on-record-china/

Sudan: Dozens dead, thousands of homes destroyed by floods https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/sudan-dozens-dead-thousands-homes-destroyed-floods-200816095143076.html

Bangladesh – 167,000 Families Still Displaced by Floods Says UN http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-update-august-2020

Nepal – 6 Dead, 11 Missing After Floods in Achham http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-floods-achham-sudurpashchim-august-2020

Uganda – 1 Dead, 800 Homes Damaged After Floods in Bundibugyo http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-bundibugyo-floods-august-2020

Cameroon – Floods in Far North Leave Over 5,000 Homeless http://floodlist.com/africa/cameroon-floods-far-north-august-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Aug 2020: Etna volcano, Fuego, Kerinci, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/108668/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Aug-2020-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Kerinci-Reventador-Sinabung-Nevados.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Sea-Level Rise Could Make Rivers More Likely to Jump Course http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73180

Typhoons Getting Stronger, Making Landfall More Often http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73179

Heatwaves often end with spectacular thunderstorms and lethal floods – but where and when they’ll strike is hard to predict http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73177

Is heavy rainfall the new norm? What caused the heavy rains in October – December 2019? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73167

Climate change projected to increase seasonal east African rainfall http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73155

Keeping it local: Activating the power of community for climate resilience in Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73151

UK infrastructure inadequate for climate emergency, experts warn https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/15/uk-infrastructure-inadequate-for-climate-emergency-experts-warn

‘Extreme’ glacier loss events linked to human-caused climate change for first time https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/08/glaciers-climate-change-environment-meting-climate-crisis

Will 2020 Be the Hottest Year on Record? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/will-2020-be-the-hottest-year-on-record/

We may have broken the Earth’s high-temperature record today https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2020/08/17/did-we-break-the-planetary-temperature-record-sunday-probably-so/

Dynamic ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet driven by sustained glacier retreat https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-0001-2

Manila-Based Team Designs Floating Homes Capable of Adapting to Changing Ocean Conditions https://www.departures.com/lifestyle/architecture/floating-homes-for-flood-prone-areas

‘Extremely active’ hurricane season possible for Atlantic Basin http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73199

Lack of historical disaster data a thing of the past for Cambodia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73192

Some California cities think they’re safe from sea level rise. They’re not, new data show https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-08-17/sea-level-rise-flooding-inland-california

The world’s biggest waves: How climate change could trigger large landslides and ‘mega-tsunamis’ http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73207

The U.S. Needs to Address Its Climate Migration Problem https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-u-s-needs-to-address-its-climate-migration-problem/

The causes of sea-level rise since 1900 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2591-3#article-info

August brings fierce heat to Europe and storms to Atlantic https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/aug/19/august-heat-europe-atlantic-storms-weather-temperatures?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

How dangerous heat waves can kill http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73217

Climate risk and response in Asia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73223

Greenland’s ice sheet melted away at record levels in 2019, scientists fear it will continue https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-21/study-finds-greenlands-ice-sheet-saw-record-mass-loss-in-2019/12581428

National Farmers Federation calls for Australia to reduce net emissions to zero by 2050 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-20/farmers-back-zero-emissions/12576806

Climate stripes reusable face mask https://shop.teamelite.com.au/collections/amos/products/amos-reusable-face-mask

 

Disaster risk reduction

Benefit versus cost analysis and optimal cost effective mitigation strategies http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73176

Earthquake mitigation of WA regional towns: York case study http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73174

Flood risk in past and future: A case study for the Pawtuxet River’s record‐breaking March 2010 flood event http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73183

Integrating forecast based action in an existing early warning system: Learning the context http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73170

Rethinking data‐driven decision support in flood risk management for a big data age http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73168

Corps should include nature-based and equitable solutions to flooding in Miami https://amp.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article244947507.html

Six strategies for creating flood resilient environments https://www.dezeen.com/2020/08/17/retrofitting-for-flood-resilience-edward-barsley/

How much should we invest to prevent the next pandemic? https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/07/23/preventing-next-pandemic

New research will improve early warning of devastating megastorms http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73204

Rare ‘boomerang’ earthquake observed along Atlantic Ocean fault line http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73210

Mumbai floods every year during monsoon, but this year has been different http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73208

15 years after Katrina: Would we be prepared today? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73219

Beledweyne: Working paper on flood risk and urban resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73228

A New Tool for Tracking Amazon Fires https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147075/a-new-tool-for-tracking-amazon-fires

 

Emergency management

Learning lessons from resilience and peacebuilding programs in the Horn of Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73160

Victims of Storm Dennis floods can’t return to their homes six months on https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/victims-storm-dennis-floods-cant-18774764

July 2020 issue of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-july-2020/

The Local Economic Recovery (LER) Program aims to support projects that contribute to local and regional economic and social recovery in areas most severely impacted by the 2019 Queensland Bushfires https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/LER

In the midst of the global pandemic, Caribbean countries are preparing for the brunt of an Atlantic hurricane season that is more menacing than usual https://www.circleofblue.org/2020/world/hotspots-h2o-caribbean-prepares-for-hurricane-season-that-is-colliding-with-the-pandemic/

A man was rescued Monday by an Indian Air Force helicopter after being stuck in the middle of raging floodwater for 16 hours https://www.cbsnews.com/news/india-floods-bangladesh-deaths-millions-displaced-dramatic-rescue-caught-on-video-today-2020-08-17/

South Asia counts losses from devastating monsoon floods https://apnews.com/30a85eb980f793210c776931df5d0c82

Australia (assisting state) disaster management reference handbook 2020 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73185

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Land and geospatial information, a cornerstone to improve community resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73159

Community Engagement for Disaster Resilience Handbook https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/handbook-community-engagement/

By planning, preparing, and making your property more resistant and resilient, you can aim to reduce the impact of flooding to yourself and your property https://thefloodhub.co.uk/household/

Safe back to school: A practitioner’s guide http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73186

Launch of a quick risk estimation tool to help small businesses understand their risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73205

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2020 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73197

Young people want better disaster education after Black Summer fires https://www.smh.com.au/education/young-people-want-better-disaster-education-after-black-summer-fires-20200812-p55l28.html

 

Psychology and disasters

Personal account of Australian bushfires https://vimeo.com/copmi/review/367939158/a15bc5419e?sort=lastUserActionEventDate&direction=desc

Flood risk perceptions and coping capacities among the retired population, with implications for risk communication: A study of residents in a north Wales coastal town, UK https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920312954?dgcid=author

 

Sociology and disasters

Access to age-assistive technology: A resilience building measure for older people http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73178

Hazards, culture and indigenous communities: Socio-institutional modules for utilisation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73175

The (in)visible victims of disaster: Understanding the vulnerability of undocumented Latino/a and indigenous immigrants https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718520301925

Interplay between Social Support Tie Formations and Subjective Mental Health Conditions in a Community Currency System in Japanese Disaster-Affected Communities: Double-Edged Phenomena https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S221242092031311X

Amazon fires trap farmers into poverty – and into setting more fires http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73206

Urban Heatwaves Are Worse For Low-Income Neighborhoods https://www.forbes.com/sites/prakashdolsak/2020/08/14/urban-heatwaves-are-worse-for-low-income-neighborhoods/#3e0d47e19d50

To understand how disasters relate to conflict and peace, reframe the starting point http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73209

Five ways coronavirus is deepening global inequality http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73221

Identifying societal challenges in flood early warning systems https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920312966?via%3Dihub

Today in disaster resilience (14 August 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Evacuations Ordered For Pine Gulch Fire, Now 7% Contained https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/08/09/evacuations-pine-gulch-grand-junction-smoke/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India – Torrential Rains Trigger Deadly Landslide in Kerala http://floodlist.com/asia/india-kerala-floods-landslides-august-2020

Trinidad and Tobago – Floods and Landslides After 120mm of Rain in 9 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/trinidad-floods-august-2020

Greece – Deadly Flash Floods in Evia http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-floods-evia-august-2020

NSW south coast: Towns evacuated, flash flood warnings issued due to heavy rain https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/nsw-south-coast-towns-evacuated-flash-flood-warnings-issued-due-to-heavy-rain/news-story/a4057edc3ca3d5b093464f9a0f852d3e

Pakistan – Homes Destroyed, 8 Dead After Floods in Balochistan and Sindh Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floodsbalochistan-sindh-august-2020

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano erupts twice in three days https://news.yahoo.com/indonesias-mount-sinabung-volcano-erupts-134602125.html

South Korea floods, landslides kill dozens, displace thousands https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/south-korea-floods-landslides-kill-dozens-displace-thousands-200809034627417.html

Nigeria – 4 Dead, 15,000 Displaced After Floods in North http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-kaduna-katsina-sokoto-zamfra-august-2020

Panama – 11 Killed in Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/america/panama-floods-august-2020

Spain – Flash Floods in Andalusia After 46mm of Rain in 1 Hour http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-andalusia-august-2020

Mexico – Deadly Landslides and Floods in Veracruz http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-veracruz-august-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Aug 2020: Fuego volcano, Kerinci, Reventador, Sangay, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/108230/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Aug-2020-Fuego-volcano-Kerinci-Reventador-Sangay-Sinabung-Saban.html

3 months of rain in 20 minutes: Flood batters house, drowns the streets of Spain’s Seville https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/watch-3-months-rain-20-minutes-flood-batters-house-drowns-streets-spain-s-seville-1710517-2020-08-12

Europe – Storms Cause Flash Flooding and Landslides in UK, France and Italy http://floodlist.com/europe/europe-storms-august-uk-france-italy

South Sudan – Thousands Displaced by Floods as Rivers Overflow http://floodlist.com/africa/south-sudan-floods-august-2020

Mali – Over 1,100 Homes Destroyed by Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/mali-floods-update-august-2020

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change and wildfires: Projecting future wildfire potential http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73058

Climate change: Frequency of extreme droughts across Europe predicted to rise http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73087

UK weather: 36.4C recorded on hottest August day for 17 years https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/aug/07/uk-weather-being-outdoors-could-become-dangerous-during-heatwaves?CMP=share_btn_tw

Melting Antarctic Ice https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08n0mqb

Can TV affect our attitudes to climate change and carbon emissions? https://www.smh.com.au/culture/tv-and-radio/can-tv-affect-our-attitudes-to-climate-change-and-carbon-emissions-20200803-p55hyv.html

Images show massive Antarctic change in just 9 days https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/02/25/antarctica-snow-caps-melting-heat-wave-sater-pkg-vpx.cnn

This giant climate hot spot is robbing the West of its water https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/climate-environment/climate-change-colorado-utah-hot-spot/

In tackling the global climate crisis, doom and optimism are both dangerous traps https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/06/global-climate-crisis-doom-optimism-emergency

Global death rate from rising temperatures projected to surpass the current death rate of all infectious diseases combined https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73018?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=PreventionSavesLives

‘Worst-case’ global warming scenario still best guide until 2050, study says https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/08/03/worst-case-global-warming-scenario-still-best-guide-2050-study-says/

From CMIP-3 to CMIP-6: Northern Hemisphere atmospheric blocking simulation in present and future climate https://journals.ametsoc.org/jcli/article/doi/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0862.1/353853/From-CMIP-3-to-CMIP-6-Northern-Hemisphere

Climate change and the preparedness of Canadian provinces and territories to limit flood risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73125

Re-balancing climate services to inform climate-resilient planning – A conceptual framework and illustrations from sub-Saharan Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73116

State of the Climate in 2019 https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/state-of-the-climate/

Last decade was Earth’s hottest on record as climate crisis accelerates https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/12/hottest-decade-climate-crisis-2019?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Ethiopia’s response to climate change and gender http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73146

Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53737138

End of Arctic sea ice by 2035 possible, study finds https://climatenewsnetwork.net/end-of-arctic-sea-ice-by-2035-possible-study-finds/

Warming Greenland ice sheet passes point of no return https://phys.org/news/2020-08-greenland-ice-sheet.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

Nepal’s deadly landslides explained http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73062

Stanford researchers project regionwide commute disruption with Bay Area coastal flooding http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73060

Background Paper: Cultural burning practices in Australia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73054

Background Paper: Land management – hazard reduction: a literature review http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73065

Biennial report on the Programme of Action for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73063

Natural disasters 2019: Now is the time to not give up https://emdat.be/publications

Urban planning capabilities for bushfire: Treatment categories and scenario testing http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73031

Invest more in predicting the future to be better prepared, say experts http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73083

Multi-hazard risk assessment at community level integrating local and scientific knowledge in the Hodh Chargui http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73052

Nature-based solutions for adapting to water-related climate risks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73078

Warragamba Dam environment plan ‘not valid’, government agency finds https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/warragamba-dam-environment-plan-not-valid-government-agency-finds-20200808-p55jvm.html

‘$500 million on bugger all’: mayor queries dam benefit https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/500-million-on-bugger-all-mayor-queries-dam-benefit-20200728-p55g8e.html

Prescribed Burning in Australasia https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/shop/product?ID=19417

Britain’s disappearing coastline: ‘Right now we abandon people’ https://www.ft.com/content/2f93cc1b-08ea-49d0-8c5a-dfd2ad3c2177

We must not wait for the next ammonium nitrate blast – solutions exist to improve safety http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73103

Museums and disaster risk reduction: building resilience in museums http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73110

Perception on the consequences and flood losses: a study applied in Pinhais, Paraná (Brazil) http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73092

Tsunami alert efficiency in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: The 2 May 2020 Earthquake (Mw6.6) and near-field tsunami south of Crete (Greece) http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73108

US hurricane experts predict ‘extremely active’ storm season https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/07/hurricane-experts-noaa-storm-season

Warragamba Dam raising slammed http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/dam-raising-slammed

Why China’s catastrophic floods will barely dent its economy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73107

Perspectives on flood insurance demand outside the 100-year floodplain http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73114

The effects of the 2010-11 Queensland floods on individual income: a case study on the Brisbane River catchment area http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73127

The effects of the Black Saturday bushfires on individual income http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73128

Multivariate remotely sensed and in-situ data assimilation for enhancing community WRF-Hydro model forecasting https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0309170819311820

The Aftermath of Hurricane María on Puerto Rican Small-Scale Fisheries https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343276759_The_Aftermath_of_Hurricane_Maria_on_Puerto_Rican_Small-Scale_Fisheries

A human-driven decline in global burned area https://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1356

Bristol engineers help make Nepal’s schools earthquake-resistant http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73140

Scoping the potential for earthquake early warning in Aotearoa New Zealand: A sectoral analysis of perceived benefits and challenges http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73148

 

Emergency management

Inclusive data on disaster displacement must include indigenous peoples http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73091

Tsunami warning and mitigation systems to protect coastal communities: tsunami early warning and mitigation system in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73082

Social media data and housing recovery following extreme natural hazards https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420920312905

How New Zealand got rid of coronavirus as it keeps spreading across the world https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-10/how-new-zealand-eliminated-coronavirus-spreading-globally/12540328

Whose views matter in post-disaster recovery? A case study of “build back better” in Tacloban City after Typhoon Haiyan https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420920312887?dgcid=author

The Coronavirus Is Never Going Away https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/08/coronavirus-will-never-go-away/614860/

The Channon community adapts bushfire-fighting skills to create COVID-19 response https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-11/the-channon-in-nsw-gets-ready-for-big-disasters/12529204

Google is creating a worldwide, Android phone-powered earthquake alert system https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/11/21362370/android-earthquake-detection-seismometer-epicenter-shakealert-google

Real-time lessons on COVID-19 and US hurricane response: What we’ve learned from Hanna and Isaias http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73112

Guidelines for tsunami response during COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73121

Rebuilding resilient homeland: an NGO-led post-Lushan earthquake experimental reconstruction program https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343269537_Rebuilding_resilient_homeland_an_NGO-led_post-Lushan_earthquake_experimental_reconstruction_program

New Zealand suspects ‘some failure at the border’ after COVID-19 returns https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/08/new-zealand-suspects-some-failure-border-after-covid-19-returns

Wildfires: Australia needs national monitoring agency https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02306-4

Strengthening disaster management policy in Pacific Island countries: Policy reform for disaster preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73144

UNESCO rallies international community to safeguard Beirut’s cultural life and heritage https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-rallies-international-community-safeguard-beiruts-cultural-life-and-heritage

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Disaster memorial events for increasing awareness and preparedness: 150 years since the Arica tsunami in Aotearoa-New Zealand http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73032

Rocket’s Earthquake Safety Activity Book https://rocketrules.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Earthquake_Cont_English_072720.pdf

Developing post-alert messaging for ShakeAlert, the earthquake early warning system for the West Coast of the United States of America http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73099

Special Issue Call for Papers on Disaster, Infrastructure, and Participatory Knowledge https://www.citizenscience.org/2020/07/07/special-issue-disaster-infrastructure-and-participatory-knowledge/

 

Psychology and disasters

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services for Disaster Responders in Southeast Asia https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/S2040-726220200000021008/full/html

 

Sociology and disasters

Measuring Community Disaster Resilience in the Conterminous Coastal United States https://www.mdpi.com/2220-9964/9/8/469

Impact of Cyclone Idai on the poorest in Malawi http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73124

The role of social capital on proactive and reactive resilience of organizations post-disaster https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340831521_The_role_of_social_capital_on_proactive_and_reactive_resilience_of_organizations_post-disaster