Today in disaster resilience (21 September 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Typhoon lashes south China after killing dozens in Philippines https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/typhoon-mangkhut-china-1.4825728

Florence and Mangkhut: Two devastating storms https://www.bbc.com/weather/features/45536138

US storm damage seen from above https://news.sky.com/video/north-carolina-storm-damage-seen-from-above-11499531

Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally at Typhoon Ompong) triggered many landslides along its track https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/09/17/barangay-ucab-1/

Nigeria floods kill more than 100 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45546695

Typhoon Mangkhut leaves trail of destruction in China https://www.dw.com/en/typhoon-mangkhut-leaves-trail-of-destruction-in-china/a-45514612

Storm Helene hits parts of England and Scotland with 80mph gusts https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/storm-helene-hits-britain-with-winds-up-to-70mph-and-torrential-rain-a3938391.html

Death toll from landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut rises to 81, three days after it battered northern Luzon island https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/philippines-landslide-piece-180919203522369.html

The Largest Bushfire In California’s History Is Finally Out https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/09/the-largest-bushfire-in-californias-history-is-finally-out/

Colorado wildfire update: Heat, fall leaves and winds increase fire activity https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/19/colorado-wildfire-update-september-18/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=tw-denverpost

Storm Ali: Woman who died after caravan swept off cliff named; 67,000 remain without power https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/storm-ali-woman-who-died-after-caravan-swept-off-cliff-named-67000-remain-without-power-870067.html

Florence death toll rises to 32 as floodwaters linger in North Carolina https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/18/florence-death-toll-north-carolina-flooding

3 Dead, 6 missing after landslide in Thailand http://www.news4europe.eu/6350_world/5667413_3-dead-6-missing-after-landslide-in-thailand.html

Algeria – Deadly Flash Floods in Constantine and Tebessa http://floodlist.com/africa/algeria-flash-floods-constantine-tebessa-september-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Sep 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70663/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Sep-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Dukono-Reventador.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How climate change is ‘loading the dice’ for more perilous https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-climate-change-is-loading-the-dice-for-more-perilous-hurricanes

The vast majority of Americans think elected leaders should tackle the carbon crisis https://www.momscleanairforce.org/americans-climate-change-poll/

Hurricane Florence’s catastrophic flooding is a sign of what’s to come https://grist.org/article/hurricane-florences-catastrophic-flooding-is-a-sign-of-whats-to-come/?platform=hootsuite

Nigeria: Ocean Surge in Lagos and Coastal Areas https://allafrica.com/stories/201809160218.html

Scientists predict Tangier Island could be uninhabitable within 25 years https://psmag.com/magazine/the-countrys-first-climate-change-casualties

How climate change could cause more mega-storms like Super Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2164262/how-climate-change-could-cause-more-mega-storms-super-typhoon

Mean and extreme northwest Australian (NWA) summertime rainfall has increased significantly since 1950 https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/joc.5788

Limiting Warming to 2°C Would Prevent ‘Worldwide Increases’ in Heat-Related Deaths https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-heat-deaths-2604577771.html

Shade can ease heat, but one neighborhood finds trees are just part of the solution https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2018/09/18/shade-can-ease-phoenix-heat-but-trees-need-water-grow/1104865002/

Exploring challenges and opportunities to leveraging carbon removal strategies to help tackle climate change https://www.wri.org/our-work/project/carbon-removal

Yes, You Can Blame Bad Storms on Climate Change https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-09-16/extreme-weather-like-hurricanes-can-be-linked-to-climate-change

Climate change impacts on dam safety https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/18/2471/2018/

How climate change is driving global hunger https://www.axios.com/climate-change-global-hunger-united-nations-8a95b201-fb02-4ee7-92f3-8369eed6abf7.html

Tropics are widening as predicted by climate models, research finds https://news.iu.edu/stories/2018/09/iub/releases/17-tropics-widening-as-predicted-by-models.html

Scientists to study climate change impact on Kerala https://www.livemint.com/Politics/UbjFjGwTvVTlsT1LY79PlL/Scientists-to-study-climate-change-impact-on-Kerala.html

Amidst a rising sea-level crisis, staying resilient in New Orleans https://www.greenbiz.com/article/amidst-rising-sea-level-crisis-staying-resilient-new-orleans

What is the future for coastal freshwater wetlands in a changing climate? https://catchmenttocoast.org/2018/09/19/what-is-the-future-for-coastal-freshwater-wetlands-in-a-changing-climate/

A groundbreaking Hurricane Florence study could change how we think about climate https://grist.org/article/a-groundbreaking-hurricane-florence-study-could-change-how-we-think-about-climate/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Late payment as helpful as no insurance: Lessons from the Canterbury quakes https://www.nzherald.co.nz/personal-finance/news/article.cfm?c_id=12&objectid=12126421

Feds accepting applications to buy development rights for properties damaged by Irene, Sandy https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Feds-accepting-applications-to-buy-development-13227615.php?utm_campaign=twitter-desktop&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Chatham County may change flood-related building ordinance rules http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180916/chatham-county-may-change-flood-related-building-ordinance-rules

What if America had a Detective Agency for Disasters? https://www.wired.com/story/what-if-america-had-a-detective-agency-for-disasters/amp?__twitter_impression=true

What did really improve our meso‐scale hydrological model? A multi‐dimensional analysis based on real observations https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1029/2018WR022813

The complex business of predicting a flood https://fountainink.in/reportage/the-complex-business-of-predicting-a-flood

Florence flooding numbers https://www.axios.com/hurricane-florence-flooding-carolinas-rivers-rise-b2851e67-17e4-4a5d-95aa-6cdefacc4a45.html

Our building boom meets Mother Nature https://www.axios.com/our-building-boom-meets-mother-nature-1537217546-6ea5db98-ee4a-44a8-a5d3-daf455fecda7.html

The floodplains read like maps of economic inequality https://medium.com/s/story/slow-drip-hurricanes-floods-and-poverty-594226dd3eb6

Copernicus Sentinel maps Hurricane Florence flooding https://phys.org/news/2018-09-copernicus-sentinel-hurricane-florence.html

British tsunamis ‘happen much more often’ than thought https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45541721

In the Face of Disaster, Architects Are Redesigning Their Role https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/113893843/list/in-the-face-of-disaster-architects-are-redesigning-their-role/

Lessons from Mexico’s Earthquake Early Warning System https://eos.org/features/lessons-from-mexicos-earthquake-early-warning-system

Why are there so many fires burning the Top End black every year? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-18/why-are-there-so-many-fires-burning-the-top-end-black-every-year/10238998

Mitigating Flood Impacts With Resiliency Parks https://www.routefifty.com/management/2018/09/mitigating-flood-impacts-resiliency-parks/151388/

Evaluating life-safety risk for fieldwork on active volcanoes: the volcano life risk estimator (VoLREst), a volcano observatory’s decision-support tool https://appliedvolc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13617-018-0076-y

Why understanding disaster risk matters for sustainable development https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/why-understanding-disaster-risk-matters-sustainable-development?cid=SURR_TT_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Understanding Risk Balkans Conference https://understandrisk.org/event/urbalkans2018/

Call for applications: Host interesting side events at the GP2019 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/59660

Long before Florence, the city’s buyout program was helping residents leave flood-prone areas https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-19/charlotte-shows-how-to-beat-flooding

New study confirms monster volcano Katla is charging up for an eruption https://icelandmag.is/article/new-study-confirms-monster-volcano-katla-charging-eruption

The meteorology behind Hurricane Florence’s historic rain and flooding https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2018/09/19/meteorology-behind-hurricane-florences-historic-rain-flooding/?utm_term=.b6c209b69676

The Evolution of Earthquake Science http://magazine.ucla.edu/features/the-evolution-of-earthquake-science/

A tectonic squeeze may be loading three thrust faults beneath central Los Angeles http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/a-tectonic-squeeze-may-be-loading-three-thrust-faults-beneath-central-los-angeles-7749/

Building back better in Lao PDR http://www.la.undp.org/content/lao_pdr/en/home/presscenter/blog/2018/building-back-better-in-lao-pdr.html

Mexico City’s Architects of Destruction https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/09/mexico-city-earthquake-damage-building-codes/570679/

 

Emergency Management

Florence’s floodwaters may carry hidden dangers: Electrocution, injury and infection https://abcnews.go.com/Health/florences-floodwaters-carry-hidden-dangers-electrocution-injury-disease/story?id=57821307

In summer 2018, wildfires across western North America disrupted the lives of millions https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/videos/a-season-of-smoke?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=56908366

Transformation and innovation in the wake of devastation: an economic and disaster recovery plan for Puerto Rico https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60397

Why Counting The Number Of Dead After A Hurricane — Or Any Disaster — Matters https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/hurricane-maria-trump-death-count-florence-disaster_us_5b9c4aa0e4b013b0977adc57

From start to finish, Hurricane Florence behaved like no other https://www.news4jax.com/weather/hurricane/from-start-to-finish-hurricane-florence-behaved-like-no-other

Hurricane Florence Creating Housing Shortage for Displaced North Carolinians https://www.wsj.com/articles/hurricane-florence-creating-housing-shortage-for-displaced-north-carolinians-1537263001

1.7 million chickens drown as NC rivers swollen by Florence https://www.yahoo.com/news/1-7-million-chickens-drown-175600464.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=tw

Lack of flood insurance heaps misery on homeowners slammed by Hurricane Florence https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/09/16/florence-and-flood-insurance/1327854002/

Drone images of the Barangay Ucab landslide https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/09/18/barangay-ucab-landslide/

The Strongest Storm Of The Year Shook Southeast Asia This Weekend https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/09/the-strongest-storm-of-the-year-shook-southeast-asia-this-weekend/

Florence is the worst flood in East Coast history. Here’s how locals describe it. https://grist.org/article/florence-is-the-worst-flood-in-east-coast-history-heres-how-locals-describe-it/

New coastal flood warning schemes launch in Scotland https://stv.tv/news/north/1431031-new-coastal-flood-warning-schemes-launch-in-scotland/

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain https://www.apnews.com/5ec5de2d8cd448429b52e9146a4b8878

Hurricanes Irma and Maria: State of Recovery https://disasterphilanthropy.org/event/hurricanes-irma-and-maria-state-of-recovery/

Dry conditions prompt an earlier bushfire season https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/resources/hazardnewsedition/4946

One Year Later, Puerto Rico Is Not Ready for Another Hurricane https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/one-year-later-puerto-rico-not-ready-for-another-hurricane

A Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Is Pushed to Precipice https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-year-after-maria-puerto-rico-is-pushed-to-precipice-1537435802

Why The Way Hurricanes Are Classified Can Be Deceptive https://www.npr.org/2018/09/18/649274572/why-the-way-hurricanes-are-classified-can-be-deceptive

Inflatable veterinary field hospital launched ahead of South Australia’s fire season http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-19/inflatable-veterinary-hospital-to-help-thousands-in-bushfires/10281698

Battle-Tested Houstonians Help Hurricane Victims in The Carolinas https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/09/17/304453/battle-tested-houstonians-help-hurricane-victims-in-the-carolinas/?utm_source=twitter-share-article&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=hpm-share-link

Trump Visited Rain-Drenched North Carolina and It Went About as Well as You’d Expect https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/09/trump-visited-rain-drenched-north-carolina-and-it-went-about-as-well-as-youd-expect/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Enrico Quarantelli: He proved that disasters bring out the best in us https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/28/magazine/the-lives-they-lived-enrico-l-quarantelli.html

How to help people impacted by disasters http://www.disaster-ology.com/home/2017/8/26/-hurricane-harvey-how-to-help–8xpbg-7yf88-chgdy-rj7xm

Super Typhoon, Hurricane: What’s the Difference? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/09/super-typhoon-mangkhut-typhoons-vs-hurricanes/

Uncovering ‘Community’: Challenging an Elusive Concept in Development and Disaster Related Work http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4698/8/3/71

Combining role-play with interactive simulation to motivate informed climate action: Evidence from the World Climate simulation https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0202877

#NoNaturalDisasters http://drrd.org.uk/nonaturaldisasters/

A lesson from Hurricane Maria: Communicate! https://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2018/09/17/lesson-hurricane-maria-communicate?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

A learning review of Communications and Community Engagement during the Hurricane Maria Response in Dominica (2018) http://www.cdacnetwork.org/tools-and-resources/i/20180914160532-w9axq

Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network http://www.didrrn.net/

#NoNaturalDisasters – Journalist guidance https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wauOb1qVH3ID_YZOzkawhCYOROcybxaD3vIMg3DFNUs/edit

How journalists become first responders in a disaster https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2018/how-journalists-become-first-responders-during-a-natural-disaster/

What we need to do to prepare for bushfire season https://www.heraldsun.com.au/rendezview/what-we-need-to-do-to-prepare-for-bushfire-season/news-story/06322d11b0cfba5e93fe7b1b5a3c57b5

 

Disaster Psychology

Scientists weigh public’s emotional responses to climate risks https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/09/scientists-on-emotional-responses-to-climate-risks/

Hurricane kids: What Katrina taught us about saving Puerto Rico’s youngest storm victims https://theconversation.com/hurricane-kids-what-katrina-taught-us-about-saving-puerto-ricos-youngest-storm-victims-101509

‘Even the Best-Run Hurricane Shelters Can Be Highly Stressful’ https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/09/shelter-with-friends-family-hurricane-trauma/570703/

Psychologists explain our climate change anxiety https://thinkprogress.org/hurricanes-wildfires-heatwaves-climate-anxiety-what-psychologists-have-to-say-77a4c4ecaf3b/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Surfacing gender in disaster https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1764639

Hurricane Florence and the Displacement of African-Americans Along the Carolina Coast https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/us/african-americans-hurricane-florence-displacement.html

‘I can’t afford to leave my home’: evacuating too costly for some in path of Hurricane Florence https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/14/myrtle-beach-poorest-evacuating-costly-hurricane-florence?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Unequal Burden of Climate Change https://newrepublic.com/article/151269/hurricane-florence-typhoon-mangkhut-unequal-burden-climate-change

Escaping a major storm like Florence is tough. It’s even tougher when you’re broke http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-florence-poverty-20180916-story.html

 

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Today in disaster resilience (20 April 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sydney bushfire: Residents breathe a sigh of relief as disaster averted for a second night http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-16/sydney-bushfire-conditions-ease-for-firefighters/9660818

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/21/02/2018/Storm-system-brings-flooding,-freezing-rain,-snow-to-Midwest

Destructive flash floods, rare tornado hit Algeria https://watchers.news/2018/04/15/destructive-flash-floods-rare-tornado-hit-algeria/

Record-shattering rains trigger destructive floods in Hawaii, 699 mm (27 inches) in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2018/04/16/record-shattering-rains-trigger-destructive-floods-in-hawaii/

Massive storm system sweeps through US, at least 3 deaths reported https://watchers.news/2018/04/15/massive-storm-system-sweeps-through-us-at-least-3-deaths-reported/

One person killed after tornado hits Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina https://watchers.news/2018/04/16/one-person-killed-after-tornado-hits-greensboro-in-guilford-county-north-carolina/

Malawi – Hundreds Displaced by Floods Across the Country http://floodlist.com/africa/malawi-floods-february-2018

Colombia – 12 Dead, 1,067 Families Affected by Recent Severe Weather http://www.smcyinternationalfamily.org/colombia-12-dead-1067-families-affected-recent-severe-weather/

Tanzania – 9 Dead as Flooding Hits Dar Es Salaam http://floodlist.com/africa/tanzania-floods-dar-es-salaam-april-2018

USA – Heavy Rain Floods Parts of New York and New Jersey https://twitter.com/GlobalFloodNews

Homes lost, flood damage in Leamington area worst in 20 years https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/homes-lost-flood-damage-in-leamington-area-worst-in-20-years-1.3886781

Earthquake hits Banjarnegara, kills one, destroys buildings http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/04/18/earthquake-hits-banjarnegara-kills-one-destroys-buildings.html

Kenya – Thousands Displaced as Flooding Continues http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-thousands-displaced-flooding-april-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Martinique – Severe Flooding After 250mm of Rain in 6 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/martinique-floods-april-2018

Entire island of Ambae to be permanently evacuated due to volcano https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/vanuatu-island-evacuation-volcanic-ambae-eruption-entire-population-permanent-a8311716.html?amp&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&__twitter_impression=true

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Apr 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68574/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Apr-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Special Climate Statement 65—persistent summer-like heat sets many April records http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs65.pdf

Alaskan glaciers melting at rate not seen in 400 years https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/alaskan-glaciers-melting-rate-not-seen-400-years/#.WtEfNNoYjkY.twitter

Arctic melting could worsen future California droughts https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/04/arctic-melting-could-worsen-california-droughts/

Experimental effects of climate messages vary geographically https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0122-0

97% consensus on climate change? More like 99.94%, study finds https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/climate-change-consensus-07042018/

Greenhouse effect https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/greenhouse-effect/

Rising sea levels and intense cyclones prompt council action https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/rising-sea-levels-and-intense-cyclones-prompt-coun/3387868/

March was the third warmest globally since 1891 https://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/mar_wld.html

In the coastal communities near the Bering Strait, a winter unlike the rest https://www.climate.gov/news-features/features/coastal-communities-near-bering-strait-winter-unlike-rest

Miami is racing against time to keep up with sea-level rise http://www.businessinsider.com/miami-floods-sea-level-rise-solutions-2018-4/?r=AU&IR=T

The Commonwealth can kickstart a global offensive on climate change https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/18/commonwealth-global-climate-change-new-zealanders?CMP=share_btn_tw

As climate scientists predicted, glaciers are vanishing due to rapidly warming temperatures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/apr/18/glacier-loss-is-accelerating-because-of-global-warming?CMP=share_btn_tw

World Glacier Monitoring Service http://wgms.ch/latest-glacier-mass-balance-data/

Climate change in a San Francisco courtroom http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/news/2018/0410.html

As Climate Costs Grow, Some See A Moneymaking Opportunity https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/17/603230754/as-climate-costs-grow-some-see-a-money-making-opportunity

 

Disaster risk reduction

Disaster Management Research Roadmap for the ASEAN Region https://reliefweb.int/report/world/disaster-management-research-roadmap-asean-region

How building science and research can help avert disaster https://www.aia.org/articles/185061-how-building-science-and-research-can-help-

29 years on from the Hillsborough disaster, Grenfell shows how little we’ve learnt https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/sport/2018/04/29-years-hillsborough-disaster-grenfell-shows-how-little-we-ve-learnt

Heat exposure now more deadly than any other natural disaster https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/heat-exposure-now-more-lethal-than-any-other-natural-disaster

Houston-Area Officials Say They Didn’t Know About Reservoir Flood Risks Pre-Harvey https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2018/04/13/486330.htm

Safer and Stronger Cities: Strategies for Advocating for Federal Resilience Policy https://medium.com/safer-and-stronger-cities-strategies-for-advocatin/introduction-b7ad940f8c72

W&M grad students aid Virginia’s battle against flooding https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/wm-grad-students-aid-virginias-battle-against-flooding.php

At USD 144 billion, global insured losses from disaster events in 2017 were the highest ever, sigma study says http://www.swissre.com/media/news_releases/nr20180410_sigma_global_insured_loses_highest_ever.html

Drought-stricken Cape Town prepares for winter flood risks https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1894883/drought-stricken-cape-town-prepares-for-winter-flood-risks/

Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast http://coastal.la.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Coastal-Master-Plan_Web-Book_CFinal-with-Effective-Date-06092017.pdf

An Affordability Framework for the National Flood Insurance Program https://www.eenews.net/assets/2018/04/17/document_gw_06.pdf

San Francisco’s Big Seismic Gamble https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/04/17/us/san-francisco-earthquake-seismic-gamble.html

Landslides in Nepal: the need for a national agency? https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/17/landslides-in-nepal-1/

Study proposes link between formation of supercontinents, strength of ocean tides https://phys.org/news/2018-04-link-formation-supercontinents-strength-ocean.html

North American and Caribbean Hazards and Disaster Research Centers https://hazards.colorado.edu/resources/research-centers Supercritical river terraces generated by hydraulic and geomorphic interactions https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article-abstract/530330/supercritical-river-terraces-generated-by?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Can We Outsmart a Disaster? http://seismo.berkeley.edu/blog/2018/04/17/can-we-outsmart-disaster.html

Scientists unveil 10,000 sq ft model of Mississippi delta to help save coastline https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/18/mississippi-delta-model-coastal-erosion-scientists?CMP=share_btn_tw

On anniversary of great 1906 quake, California still struggles to prepare for the next ‘big one’ http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-quake-san-francisco-20180418-story.html

The U.S. Is Finally Getting a System to Warn When an Earthquake Is Coming https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/the-app-quakealert-hopes-to-warn-west-coasters-when-an-earthquake-is-coming.html

Visualization of earthquake risk in California https://www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues/maps/visualization-earthquake-risk-california

Seattle is starting to take steps to ready itself for an increased onslaught of rain as a result of climate change and historic weather patterns https://psmag.com/environment/seattle-preps-for-thousand-year-storm

Yorkshire Water hosts first flooding and pollution Hackathon https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/company-news/item/15036-yorkshire-water-hosts-first-flooding-and-pollution-hackathon

Where Next for Flood Risk? Use of Building Polygons Instead of Address Points for Assessment http://blogs.lexisnexis.com/insurance-insights/2018/04/where-next-for-flood-risk-use-of-building-polygons-instead-of-address-points-for-assessment/

Kilauea volcano: Magma system becomes increasingly pressurized, Hawaii https://watchers.news/2018/04/19/kilauea-volcano-magma-system-becomes-increasingly-pressurized-hawaii/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Development of an urban flood management plan that can deal with conditions of deep uncertainty https://understandrisk.org/adaptive-management-urban-flood-risk/

Humans in a Flammable Forest https://www.sfreporter.com/news/theenthusiast/2018/04/18/humans-in-a-flammable-forest/

Opinion: How to achieve better flood-risk governance in the United States http://www.pnas.org/content/115/15/3731

How San Francisco’s next big quake could play out https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-04489-3

 

Emergency Management

Ulverston’s forgotten flood victims talk of hardship 10 years on http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/ulverston/Ulverstons-forgotten-flood-victims-talk-of-hardship-10-years-on-485a71cf-1b38-4185-bfe9-0d7858375586-ds

FEMA’s plan underestimated Puerto Rican hurricane https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/15/puerto-rico-hurricane-fema-disaster-523033

Rural fire service announced for WA in wake of Yarloop blaze, funded by levy hike http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-13/wa-to-get-rural-fire-service-within-dfes-funded-by-levy-hike/9652920

Developing a coordinated, multi-agency response plan for a future great Alpine Fault earthquake https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00288306.2018.1455716?journalCode=tnzg20#.WtQPmDc3qE8.twitter

Public perceptions of emergency decontamination: Effects of intervention type and responder management strategy during a focus group study http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195922

Federal study launched to revamp hurricane cone of error http://weatherplus.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/03/27/just-in-federal-study-launched-to-revamp-hurricane-cone-of-error/

Volunteer Fire Departments Face Declining Numbers http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Volunteer-fire-Departments-Face-Declining-Numbers.html

Greece: The use of satellite imagery in crisis management after flooding https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57841

Flooded communities in Fiji showing resilience https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/354057/flooded-communities-in-fiji-showing-resilience

Large-Scale and Smaller Disasters Increasingly Call for Shared Responsibility by Everyone http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-EDITORIAL-Large-scale-and-smaller-disasters-increasingly-call-for-shared-responsibility-by-everyone.html

Late bushfire season and extreme heat put pressure on resources https://lighthouse.mq.edu.au/article/late-bushfire-season-will-cost-australia-dearly

How Many Wireless Emergency Alerts Are Too Many? https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/how-many-wireless-emergency-alerts-too-many.html

Puerto Rico In The Midst Of An Islandwide Blackout https://www.npr.org/2018/04/18/603693077/puerto-rico-in-the-midst-of-an-island-wide-blackout

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters https://allhandsandhearts.exposure.co/

Citizen scientists keep a watchful eye on the world’s streams https://eos.org/project-updates/testing-the-waters-mobile-apps-for-crowdsourced-streamflow-data

CrowdWater is a citizen science project to collect hydrological data http://www.crowdwater.ch/en/welcome-to-crowdwater/

Virtual reality technology puts people through ‘searing’ bushfire scenario http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-14/virtual-reality-puts-people-through-searing-bushfire/9645584

Could citizen geologists help scientists make geological maps? https://eos.org/features/crowdsourcing-digital-maps-using-citizen-geologists

Earthquake Education Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDbAmX72CFA&list=PLYJjP6lVJvswbQzrA1O_VA_StEun7HqN8

Tsunami Drills Encourage Students to be Aware of the Impacts of Natural Disasters http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/SchoolTsunamiPreparedness.html

Geoscience Communication https://www.geoscience-communication.net/about/aims_and_scope.html

Disaster education and preparedness in the acute care setting: A cross sectional survey of operating theatre nurse’s disaster knowledge and education https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524836/disaster-education-and-preparedness-in-the-acute-care-setting-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-operating-theatre-nurse-s-disaster-knowledge-and-education

People tend to ignore low-probability risks. And some people think that they have flood insurance when they do not https://www.rand.org/blog/2017/09/why-houstonians-didnt-buy-flood-insurance.html

Minecraft & Lego Used For Emergency Preparedness https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Minecraft-Lego-Used-For-Emergency-Preparedness

Ceremonies commemorate 112th anniversary of 1906 earthquake in SF http://abc7news.com/ceremonies-commemorate-112th-anniversary-of-1906-earthquake-in-sf/3360492/

Rare footage of San Francisco after 1906 earthquake shown in Fremont theater http://abc7.com/footage-of-san-francisco-after-1906-quake-shown-in-fremont/3361514/

Utahns prepare for ‘the big one’ in Great Shakeout earthquake drills http://fox13now.com/2018/04/19/utahns-prepare-for-the-big-one-in-great-shakeout-earthquake-drills/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Is anyone out there? The social media for emergency management audience https://disasterece.com/2018/04/17/is-anyone-out-there-the-social-media-for-emergency-management-audience/

 

Psychology and disasters

Flood risk denial in US coastal communities https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180402085848.htm

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

Daniel Aldrich: More focus on social capital needed as measure of disaster resilience https://federalnewsradio.com/federal-drive/2018/03/daniel-aldrich-more-focus-on-social-capital-needed-as-measure-of-disaster-resilience/

“The most resilient communities appear to be those with a wide variety of deeply rooted cooperative organizations, often made up of volunteers” https://www.futurity.org/volunteers-community-resilience-disasters-1729652/

The opportunity for good in Cape Town’s drought https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/cape-town-drought/

Today in disaster resilience (30 March 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Explosions at Shinmoedake volcano, first pyroclastic flow, Japan https://watchers.news/2018/03/26/explosions-at-shinmoedake-volcano-first-pyroclastic-flow-japan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Two missing, dozens rescued after flash floods hit California https://watchers.news/2018/03/26/two-missing-dozens-rescued-after-flash-floods-hit-california/

Ambae residents fearful as Volcano belches fire and ash https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/353494/ambae-residents-fearful-as-volcano-belches-fire-and-ash

Satellite images show before and after photos of the Tathra bushfire that destroyed 69 homes http://wildfiretoday.com/2018/03/27/burn-scars-of-the-fire-that-burned-into-tathra-nws/

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Mar 2018: Dukono volcano, Reventador, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Ebeko https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68208/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Mar-2018-Dukono-volcano-Reventador-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Ebeko-S.html

Australia – More Floods in Queensland After Torrential Rain From Ex Cyclone Nora http://floodlist.com/australia/australia-queensland-cyclone-nora-floods-march-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Indonesia – Thousands Affected by Landslides and Floods in 3 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-march-2108

Russia – Over 1,000 Evacuated From Floods in Altai Krai Region http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-floods-altai-krai-march-2018

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

A Heat Wave Left Arctic Sea Ice Near a Record Winter Low https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23032018/arctic-sea-ice-record-low-maximum-warm-winter-indigenous-coastal-communities-bering-strait-alaska-hunting-whaling-climate-change

Antarctica’s glaciers are on the run: Landsat reveals accelerating melt http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/antarcticas-glaciers-are-on-the-run-landsat-reveals-accelerating-melt/news-story/bb216765f44919aa20ad8adc0687721d

The Paris Climate Accords Are Looking More and More Like Fantasy http://amp.nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/03/the-paris-climate-accords-are-starting-to-look-like-fantasy.html

The future holds twice as many heat waves — all because of us, research shows http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article205848359.html

Arctic sea ice extent at 2018 winter maximum was second smallest on record https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/arctic-sea-ice-extent-2018-winter-maximum-was-second-smallest-record

Ireland’s recent decade found to be the wettest in over 300 years https://watchers.news/2018/03/27/ireland-wettest-decade-in-over-300-years/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Federal report: High-tide flooding could happen ‘every other day’ by late this century https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/03/28/federal-report-high-tide-flooding-could-happen-every-other-day-by-late-this-century/?utm_term=.1e9fdb8dada6

Alaska Record Heat Trends http://www.guyonclimate.com/2018/03/28/extreme-temperature-diary-march-28-2018-topic-alaska-record-trends/

Climate change: Early humans survived abrupt, harsh cooling 11,000 years ago https://www.ibtimes.co.in/climate-change-early-humans-survived-abrupt-harsh-cooling-11000-years-ago-765226

Extreme rainfall events in India linked to man-made emissions: study http://www.netindian.in/news/2018/03/28/00045842/extreme-rainfall-events-india-linked-man-made-emissions-study

 

Disaster risk reduction

The latest issue of Disaster Prevention and Management https://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/27/2

Austin’s 100-year flood plain looks more like today’s 500-year flood plain https://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2018/03/austins-100-year-flood-plain-looks-more-like-todays-500-year-flood-plain/#.WrVlj3QWTmM.twitter

Proposal allows homeowners to sell endangered coastal properties back to state http://amp.fox25boston.com/www.fox25boston.com/news/proposal-allows-homeowners-to-sell-endangered-coastal-properties-back-to-state/

It’s time to rethink wildfire — a disaster like hurricanes and tornadoes https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/It-s-time-to-rethink-wildfire-a-disaster-12771894.php

Firefighters perform balancing act to do prescribed burns when time is right http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-24/firefighters-capitalise-on-prescribed-burn-window-of-opportunity/9562732

Seven Months After Hurricane Harvey, Flood-Control Projects’ Fate Unclear http://www.air1.com/news/2018/03/25/7-Months-After-Hurricane-Harvey-Flood-Control-Projects-Fate-Unclear.aspx

Helping small landholders through disaster risk reduction https://www.dawn.com/news/1397459/helping-smallholders-through-disaster-risk-reduction

“Recent floods suggest that Australia has limited capacity to manage even current risks” https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/47?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=haznote47

What would an earthquake-proof city look like? https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/dec/11/earthquake-proof-city-christchurch-japan-colombia-ecuador?CMP=share_btn_tw

What would an entirely flood-proof city look like? https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/sep/25/what-flood-proof-city-china-dhaka-houston

City in a Swamp: Houston’s Flood Problems Are Only Getting Worse https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22012018/houston-flood-plain-development-hurricane-harvey-reservoirs-overflow?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Investment to make homes and infrastructure more flood-proof returns positive economic, environmental, and social benefits for communities http://www.floodeconomics.com/

The ‘nightmare’ California flood more dangerous than a huge earthquake http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-california-flood-20180325-htmlstory.html

Community resilience and flooding in UK guidance: A critical review of concepts, definitions, and their implications https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1468-5973.12223

New NASA Model Finds Landslide Threats in Near Real-Time During Heavy Rains http://floodlist.com/forecasting-warning-systems/new-nasa-model-finds-landslide-threats-in-near-real-time-during-heavy-rains?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

First 6 year review into flood risk in England https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/694808/1_April_2011_to_31_March_2017_managing_FCERM.pdf

We have Energy Performance Certificates, why not for flood? https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/think-tank-we-have-energy-performance-certificates-why-not-for-flood-95886.aspx#.WrpkwFxPvsA.twitter

Incentivising Household Action on Flooding https://www.floodre.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/SMF-Incentivising-household-action-on-flooding_web.pdf

$ 225.9 million for floods and a water strategy http://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2018/03/27/2259-m-pour-les-inondations-et-une-strategie-de-leau

NZDF surveys Pacific volcanoes that are showing signs of renewed activity https://medium.com/@nzdefenceforce/nzdf-surveys-pacific-volcanoes-63874ed069d4

Newly Published: Southwest Washington Tsunami Inundation Hazard Maps https://washingtonstategeology.wordpress.com/2018/03/26/newly-published-southwest-washington-tsunami-inundation-hazard-maps/

A Preliminary Tsunami Hazard Assessment of the Canadian Coastline http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/publications/ess_sst/292/292067/of_7201.pdf

Monitoring Kentucky Dams – Protecting Waterfront Communities https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2018/03/20/snapshot-monitoring-kentucky-dams-protecting-waterfront

An introduction to flood modelling – videos https://www.floodmodeller.com/help-support/videos/videos-webinars/#LAudvjMxlbc

The Use of Drones in Human and Physical Geography https://www.gislounge.com/use-drones-human-physical-geography/

Antibiotic Resistance is Globally On the Rise, Raising Alarms https://www.kqed.org/futureofyou/440512/antibiotic-resistance-is-globally-on-the-rise-raising-alarms?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Emergency Management

Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems: A Checklist https://reliefweb.int/report/world/multi-hazard-early-warning-systems-checklist

Leaking government information and the Tathra fire controversy https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/03/24/leaking-government-information-and-the-tathra-fire-controversy/

A Tale of Two Families Recovering From Hurricane Harvey https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-tale-of-two-families-recovering-from-disaster-1522056600

The first M 8 earthquake event recorded in China? (with ~ 270,000 deaths) https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JB014928#.WrjYczHOYnM.twitter

The NSW coroner and an independent inquiry headed by former AFP boss Mick Keelty will investigate the south coast bushfire at Tathra which destroyed 69 homes https://www.sbs.com.au/news/minister-calls-nsw-firies-union-bastards

After the firestorm: the health implications of returning to a bushfire zone https://theconversation.com/after-the-firestorm-the-health-implications-of-returning-to-a-bushfire-zone-93647

The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) supports the services in charge of the protection of forests against fires in the EU countries http://effis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

Class action launched against Powercor over Victorian bushfire http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-28/bushfire-class-action-launched-against-powercor/9597594

Communities in Victoria’s south west are being supported as they recover from the impacts of the four major fires https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/victorias-south-west-still-the-focus

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Ancient Stories Preserve The Memory Of Tsunami In The Pacific Ocean https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2018/03/23/ancient-stories-preserve-the-memory-of-tsunami-in-the-pacific-ocean/#2a316b2c4347

Six clouds you should know about – and what they can reveal about the weather https://theconversation.com/six-clouds-you-should-know-about-and-what-they-can-reveal-about-the-weather-93402

Developing Community Connections with Asset Mapping: Situation Assessment https://fireadaptednetwork.org/resource/developing-community-connections-asset-mapping-situation-assessment/

Frank Talk About Oregon Disaster Preparedness http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/frank-talk-about-oregon-disaster-preparedness.html

“The Flood Action Campaign is vitally important. It helps the Environment Agency inform people at risk about the simple actions they can take when it floods.” https://www.prweek.com/article/1460571/prepare-act-survive-environment-agency-tells-people-risk-flooding

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Watch the tweets of the world unfold with this real-time map https://twitter-maps.carto.com/u/twitterdata/builder/4eb1518d-ea7b-4da4-a2fd-e2e6c64a704c/embed

Social media mine behavior patterns to tailor online experiences and appeal to individual psychological needs https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-its-so-hard-to-deletefacebook/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sa-editorial-social&utm_content=&utm_term=mind_&sf185738757=1

 

Psychology and disasters

After hurricane María, a surge in domestic violence – and demands for change https://www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/amphtml/USA/Society/2018/0327/After-hurricane-Maria-a-surge-in-domestic-violence-and-demands-for-change?__twitter_impression=true

 

Sociology and Disasters

The role of social capital, personal networks, and emergency responders in post-disaster recovery and resilience: a study of rural communities in Indiana https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-3103-0

Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies in Asia and the Pacific http://sdgasiapacific.net/download/SDG_Resilience_Report.pdf

Today in disaster resilience (28 July 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Satellite sees Tropical Storm Greg after ‘eating’ a depression https://phys.org/news/2017-07-satellite-tropical-storm-greg-depression.html

Eight Tropical Cyclones At Once in the North Pacific Ocean For First Time Since 1974 https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/eight-tropical-cyclones-pacific-july2017?cm_ven=T_WX_CD_72317_2

New Zealand storms: Clean-up underway as Christchurch and Dunedin residents survey damage http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-23/new-zealand-storm-rain-eases-clean-up-underway-across-country/8735330

Crews search for man swept away by flooding in Augusta http://www.wlwt.com/article/flash-flooding-leads-to-water-rescues-in-maysville/10347012

Gujarat: Heavy rain kills three https://www.wefornews.com/gujarat-heavy-rain-kills-three-ndrf-iaf-rescue-people/

Fires destroy 1,400 hectares of forest in southern France http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-wildfires-idUSKBN1A92M0?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

Floods drown several parts of India; over 70 dead http://www.abplive.in/india-news/floods-drown-major-parts-of-northern-india-over-70-dead-555688

Over 1,100 houses in South Korea suffer flood damage from weekend rain http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170724000705

Floodwaters swallow pagoda, displace 100,000 people in Myanmar http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/floodwaters-swallow-myanmar-pagoda

Rajasthan floods: More than 200 rescued; red alert continues as rain looms http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/rajasthan-floods-more-than-200-rescued-red-alert-continues-as-rain-looms/story-z2ZhCD4BevTYtKoo3kZaQJ.html

Winter storm delivers wettest day on record, New Zealand https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/winter-storm-delivers-wettest-day-on-record-new-zealand/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thailand – Floods in Ayutthaya and Nakhon Phanom http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-ayutthaya-nakhon-phanom-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

1 Missing After Floods in Northern Kentucky http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-northern-kentucky-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

France wildfires force mass evacuation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40725294

Widespread flash floods hit Las Vegas Valley, Nevada https://watchers.news/2017/07/26/flash-floods-las-vegas-valley-july-2017/

Floods hit northern Germany, force some evacuations http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/world/article/Heavy-rain-leads-to-flooding-in-parts-of-Germany-11436563.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Jul 2017: Dukono volcano, Turrialba, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64440/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Jul-2017-Dukono-volcano-Turrialba-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Tropical Storm “Nesat” (Gorio) heading toward Taiwan https://watchers.news/2017/07/26/tropical-storm-nesat-gorio-heading-toward-taiwan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Scientists reveal Auckland’s explosive history http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11892070

Disasters Conference: learning from the past 40 years https://www.odi.org/events/4487-disasters-conference-learning-past-40-years?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter

Dunedin City Council to review zoning after Otago flooding http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/335670/new-subdivision-flooding-worrying-dunedin-mayor-says

Are We Ready for a ‘Managed Retreat’ from the Coasts — and from the Forests? https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/07/21/Are-We-Ready-for-Managed-Retreat/

Typhoon Haiyan overwash sediments from Leyte Gulf coastlines show local spatial variations with hybrid storm and tsunami signatures http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0037073817301410

Smart cities can make urban living safer http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/10193-smart-cities-can-make-urban-living-safer

Global geology GIS from One Geology http://monde-geospatial.com/global-geology-gis-from-one-geology/

Scientists know how to prevent catastrophic loss from forest fires. Why don’t we follow their advice? http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/july-23-2017-the-sunday-edition-1.4212070/scientists-know-how-to-prevent-catastrophic-loss-from-forest-fires-why-don-t-we-follow-their-advice-1.4212074

Assam floods: CAG report reveals 60% shortfall of central funds for disaster management in state http://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-floods-cag-report-reveals-60-shortfall-of-central-funds-for-disaster-management-in-state-3841367.html

The Value of Flood Damage Data https://eos.org/editors-vox/the-value-of-disaster-damage-data

Chitral at high risk of disaster https://www.dawn.com/news/1347048

FEMA Issues Update to Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping Guidance http://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=511

You first need to model what those bushfires burn: the “fuel” on the ground http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/What-Is-a-Fuels-Layer-and-Why-Should-I-Care-/

Underground sensors help measure surface flooding woes in Florida http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/underground-sensors-help-measure-surface-flooding-woes-florida?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Cyclone Mora: Bangladesh’s Natural Disaster Warning System Saved Thousands http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/cyclone-mora-bangladeshs-natural-disaster-warning-system-saved-thousands/

New science upgrades to the Met Office’s high resolution models over the UK http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/news/2017/science-upgrades-to-met-office-high-resolution-uk-models

Using drones in the Maldives for resilience http://stories.undp.org/drones-for-social-good

Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience 2017 http://qldreconstruction.org.au/QSDR

Repeatedly Rebuilding: The Unintended Consequences of Flood Insurance https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/what-national-flood-insurance-program-0

Queensland’s Strategic Framework for Riverine Flood Risk Management and Community Resilience http://qldreconstruction.org.au/u/lib/cms2/Strategic%20Policy%20Framework%20for%20Riverine%20Flood%20Risk%20Management.pdf

A majority of India’s flood forecast systems have either been washed away or their parts have been stolen http://www.dailypioneer.com/todays-newspaper/indias-flood-forecast-capability-a-washout-cag.html

Evaluation of the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during June 2017 https://resiliencepost.com/2017/07/22/major-environmental-disasters-june-2017/

Volcanic Eruptions and Their Repose, Unrest, Precursors, and Timing https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24650/volcanic-eruptions-and-their-repose-unrest-precursors-and-timing

Current NFIP is underwater with debt http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/07/20/revised-federal-flood-insurance-program-looks-to-sandy-for-lessons-learned/

UK Met Office: High risk of unprecedented rainfall in the UK https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/uk-met-office-high-risk-of-unprecedented-rainfall-in-the-uk/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

A new multi-dimensional view of Hurricane “Matthew” https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/multi-dimensional-view-of-hurricane-matthew/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Unifying Research on Social–Ecological Resilience and Collapse http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169534717301623

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118921496.html

Overall global disaster losses in the first half of 2017 came to US$ 41bn https://www.munichre.com/en/media-relations/publications/press-releases/2017/2017-07-18-press-release/index.html

Flood management scheme to benefit Worcester homes http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/15430133.__500K_flood_management_scheme_set_to_benefit_thousands_of_Worcestershire_homes/

‘Hindcasting’ study investigates the extreme 2013 Colorado flood https://phys.org/news/2017-07-hindcasting-extreme-colorado.html

CDB approves US$256-k grant to update Rio Cobre flood monitoring system http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/CDB_approves_US$256-k_grant_to_update_Rio_Cobre_flood_monitoring_system?profile=1228

After recon trip, researchers say Greenland tsunami in June reached 300 feet high http://ce.gatech.edu/news/after-recon-trip-researchers-say-greenland-tsunami-june-reached-300-feet-high

If a person wants to leave a house that constantly takes on water, it can be hard to find a buyer willing to take on the risk http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Congress-Urged-to-Find-Ways-to-Move-Families-Ttrapped-in-Homes-That-Flood-Repeatedly.html

As Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire belches 1,000-foot fountain of lava, PDC helps with new tools to reduce risk http://www.pdc.org/news-n-media/pdc-updates/Guatemala-NDPBA-Final-Workshop/

Terrible Flood Planning? http://ghurtechai.com/dhaka-rain-go-away/

Flooding problems and costs https://resiliencepoort.nl/flooding-problems-costs/

How Aboriginal knowledge can help the world combat wildfires https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23531331-600-how-aboriginal-knowledge-can-help-the-world-combat-wildfires/

Exploring the circumstances surrounding flood fatalities in Australia—1900–2015 and the implications for policy and practice http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901117301818

Study of heatwave effects on northern NSW communities in 2017 http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-3823

A molten puddle deep under Iceland may reveal where volcanoes get their lava http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/molten-puddle-deep-under-iceland-may-reveal-where-volcanoes-get-their-lava

A New High: Elevating House Rises 5 Feet Off the Ground to Escape Flooding http://dornob.com/a-new-high-elevating-house-rises-5-feet-off-the-ground-to-escape-flooding/

India must improve its flood forecasting capability hugely to minimise loss of lives and property http://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/why-india-is-failing-to-minimise-monsoon-flood-destruction/story-4qC6DuVWacsebWBwnvLbjI.html

 

Emergency Management

Using Drones for Emergency Management http://edmdigest.com/news/drones-emergency-management/

How Drones Are Changing Humanitarian Disaster Response https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2015/11/09/how-drones-are-changing-humanitarian-disaster-response/#3f4733c310c2

How Drones are being used in Disaster Management? http://geoawesomeness.com/drones-fly-rescue/

Anti-drone radio wave startup SkySafe secures $11.5M from Andreessen https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/20/skysafe/

The Development of an Evacuation Protocol for Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices During a Disaster https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/development-of-an-evacuation-protocol-for-patients-with-ventricular-assist-devices-during-a-disaster/951976F55FD22F7795E6442E61F2940B

Terrorist attacks and deaths were on the decline worldwide for the second year in a row in 2016 http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/terrorism-attacks-decline-worldwide-second-year-state-department-says-n784421?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_nn

This indoor navigation system can track people in buildings struck by disaster https://factordaily.com/openshoe-project-inertial-navigation-disaster-buildings/

The smoke is rising but where is the fire? Exploring effective online map design for wildfire warnings https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-2929-9

Disaster Preparedness among Older Adults: Social Support, Community Participation, and Demographic Characteristics http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01488376.2017.1321081

Best Practices in the Design of a Citizen Focused Crisis Management Platform https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-52419-1_5

Horses and rabbits make lucky escapes from New Zealand floods – video report https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/jul/26/horses-and-rabbits-make-lucky-escapes-from-new-zealand-floods-video-report

Storm Model Foresaw Tornado Precursor Hours Before Twister Hit https://eos.org/articles/storm-model-foresaw-tornado-precursor-hours-before-twister-hit

Bullying ‘prevalent in emergency services’ and NSW Parliament wants answers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-27/emergency-services-inquiry-ambulance-worker-bullied/8745754

Grenfell fire: Grounds for corporate manslaughter charges http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/335992/grenfell-fire-grounds-for-corporate-manslaughter-charges

Otago flooding cleanup ‘will be millions’ http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/335891/otago-flooding-cleanup-will-be-millions

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

2017 Hurricane Season Awareness http://www.pciaa.net/docs/default-source/industry-issues/hurricaneprep_bythenumbers.pdf?sfvrsn=2

This week marks a decade since devastating floods brought Worcestershire to its knees http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/15420964.2007_Floods_Anniversary__How_unprecedented_rainfall_led_to_record_breaking_floods/?ref=twtrec

The Canadian Disaster Database https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/cndn-dsstr-dtbs/index-en.aspx

You Can Help the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team With Its Research on Crowdsourced Damage Assessment https://www.gislounge.com/can-help-humanitarian-openstreetmap-team-research-crowdsourced-damage-assessment/

The Cognitive Bias Survival Guide – Manage the Mind to Make Better Decisions http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/07/21/cognitive-bias-survival-guide/

Communicating the impacts of extreme cold along with mitigation strategies https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_module.php?id=1319&utm_content=buffer5f9ac&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#.WXZw2hWGPIV

Using video games for volcanic hazard education and communication: An assessment of the method and preliminary results https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/16/1673/2016/nhess-16-1673-2016.pdf

Although Americans not well-prepared generally, preparedness even lower with the poor https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/programs_campaigns/dtac/srb-low-ses.pdf?platform=hootsuite

Many high-rise dwellers are unprepared for disaster http://www.king5.com/news/local/disaster/many-high-rise-dwellers-are-unprepared-for-a-disaster/458855645

This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” https://www.ready.gov/september

A Tribute to the World’s Oceans: Why We Couldn’t Survive Without Them http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/worlds-oceans-couldnt-survive/

Animation of World’s Population Growth http://www.openculture.com/2016/12/animated-map-shows-how-it-took-200000-years-for-human-population.html

SOS alerts is a new set of features in Google Search and Maps to help you quickly understand what’s going on and decide what to do during a crisis https://www.blog.google/products/search/helping-people-crisis/

A former female firefighter’s call for the joy of adventure in a culture obsessed with risk-averse achievement https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/03/01/gutsy-girl-caroline-paul/

Flood Re searches for local heroes http://www.floodre.co.uk/localheroes/

“Ready, Set, Go!” Your Personal Wildfire Action Plan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtoFAYBGUQA

Community guide to managing water including floods and droughts http://www.grcc.org.uk/news/news/post/343-water-where-you-live/

Community flood risk mapping project in Vietnam http://icem.com.au/portfolio-items/open-data-for-resilience-initiative-opendri-community-mapping-for-can-tho-vietnam/

 

Social media and emergency management

Facebook provides a different set of markers or cues that allow us to make judgements about people online https://www.universal-sci.com/headlines/2017/5/4/you-can-tell-more-about-a-person-from-their-facebook-page-than-by-actually-meeting-them

The 2017 Social Media Universe in One Infographic https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2017-social-media-universe-one-infographic-prism-50-brian-solis

Gujurat floods: “social media is very useful for coordinating relief work and disseminating information” http://www.firstpost.com/india/gujarat-floods-social-media-acts-as-boon-as-govt-reaches-out-to-locals-coordinates-relief-work-3858283.html

 

Disaster psychology

IAFC Report Explores Emotional, Mental Impact of Fire Service https://www.iafc.org/docs/default-source/1VCOS/vcosyellowribbonfinal.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Book Review: The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook https://psychcentral.com/lib/book-review-the-posttraumatic-growth-workbook-2/

The effect of flooding on mental health: Lessons learned for building resilience http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017WR020435/full

Seneca on the key to resilience in the face of loss https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/05/02/seneca-consolation-to-helvia/

“There is a naturally learnable set of behaviors that contribute to resilience” – Dr Adam Grant https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/well/mind/how-to-boost-resilience-in-midlife.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

Psychological resilience in U.S. military veterans: A 2-year, nationally representative prospective cohort study http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022395616305441

Early warnings may blunt trauma of displacement due to flooding http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-trauma-flood-warnings-idUKKBN1AB2OO

Flooding-related displacement and mental health http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(17)30062-1/fulltext

Scientists reveal significant mental disorders in a Spanish community after severe flood https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-07-scientists-reveal-significant-mental-disorders.html

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Flood knits the community together – “Your neighbors become your friends” http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/ellicott-city/ph-ho-cf-flood-residents-0727-20170724-story.html

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (21 July 2017)

Disaster

What was in the news this week about disaster resilience?

Recent emergencies/disasters

12 Lakh Affected In Assam Floods, Number Of Deaths Near 60 http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/12-lakh-affected-in-assam-floods-number-of-deaths-nears-60-1725250

Italy wildfires force evacuations, cause disruption http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory/italy-wildfires-force-evacuations-disruption-48667199

‘Beginning of the fire season’ has already created 36,600 B.C. evacuees http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-wildfire-williams-lake-1.4207548?utm_content=buffer44a01&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

China Rescues 49 Tourists Stranded On Island By Typhoon http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/china-rescues-49-tourists-stranded-on-island-by-typhoon-1725449

Flood Situation Critical In Southern Odisha http://ommcomnews.com/public/flood-situation-critical-in-southern-odisha

Record-breaking rains hit China’s Jilin, leave 8 dead and 1 missing https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/jilin-china-record-rain-damage-july-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Russian capital Moscow flooded yet again https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/russian-capital-moscow-flooded-yet-again/

Rare Chile snowstorm leaves one dead, 337 000 homes without power https://watchers.news/2017/07/16/chile-storm-santiago-snow-july-2017/

Nine people killed, one missing after major flash flood hits Arizona https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/flash-flood-cold-springs-arizona-july-15-2017/

Eruption continues at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/piton-de-la-fournaise-eruption-july-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Jul 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64306/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Jul-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Sinabung-Sangeang-Api.html

Anguish in Sierra foothills as dangerous fire season kicks off http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Anguish-in-Sierra-foothills-as-dangerous-fire-11290593.php

India – 400 Rescued From Floods in Gujarat http://floodlist.com/asia/india-400-rescued-from-floods-in-gujarat

Homes evacuated as Cornwall hit by flash floods https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/18/homes-evacuated-as-cornwall-hit-by-flash-floods

Baltimore County Recovering After Monday’s Storms, Flooding http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/07/18/baltimore-county-recovering-after-mondays-storms-flooding/

Heavy rain floods Instanbul https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/jul/18/heavy-rainfall-floods-istanbul-metro-video?CMP=share_btn_tw

Cornwall floods: Clear-up follows flood ‘devastation’ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-40652594

Heavy storms flood streets, kill one in west Germany https://www.thelocal.de/20170720/heavy-storms-flood-streets-kill-one-in-west-germany-weather-cologne?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Assam Flood Toll Up To 73; CM Sonowal Seeks Release Of Rs 1138 Crore Central Share For Flood Control http://www.indian24news.com/india/assam-flood-toll-up-to-73-cm-sonowal-seeks-release-of-rs-1138-crore-central-share-for-flood-control/275351-news

300 000 hectares ablaze, more than 45 000 people evacuated, British Columbia https://watchers.news/2017/07/19/300-000-hectares-ablaze-more-than-45-000-people-evacuated-british-columbia/

16 dead after severe floods hit Afghanistan, 51 in Pakistan https://watchers.news/2017/07/20/floods-in-afghanistan-and-pakistan-july-2017/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Schemes across the country to receive £15 million of natural flood management funding https://www.gov.uk/government/news/schemes-across-the-country-to-receive-15-million-of-natural-flood-management-funding

Experimental model predicts tornado’s path http://www.noaa.gov/stories/experimental-model-predicted-tornados-path-hours-not-minutes-before-it-formed

How First Nation fire wisdom is key to megafire prevention http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fire-fighting-first-nations-firekeepers-annie-kruger-penticton-bc-wildfire-mega-fire-1.4205506

A Powerful New Tool for Geoscience Research https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-powerful-new-tool-for-research

The rich, the poor, and the earth http://www.resilience.org/stories/2017-07-17/rich-poor-earth/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How Willow Waterhole became a model for flood control in Houston http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/How-Willow-Waterhole-became-a-model-for-flood-11286370.php

Flood management in Radom, Poland http://www.resin-cities.eu/newsroom/news-archive/?c=search&uid=0072b435

RESIN resilience resources http://www.resin-cities.eu/resources/resources/

Flooding: Oyo develops 20-year master plan http://www.naijaonpoint.com/latest-nigerian-news-today/flooding-oyo-develops-20-year-master-plan.html

InterFLOOD Asia 2018 http://www.interflood.asia/

How to make cities more resilient: a handbook for local government leaders http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/54256

US Geological Survey using drones to study prescribed burns http://www.uasmagazine.com/articles/1704/us-geological-survey-using-drones-to-study-prescribed-burns

Can Satellites Be Used as an Early Warning System for Landslides? http://floodlist.com/forecasting-warning-systems/satellites-early-warning-system-landslides?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Latest issue of Disaster Prevention and Management http://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/26/4

A new tool for rapidly and objectively identifying floodplain features on a landscape scale, with applications to flood risk mapping https://www.earth-surf-dynam.net/5/369/2017/esurf-5-369-2017.html

Climate-driven variability in the occurrence of major floods across North America and Europe http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002216941730478X

MH370 search data unveils fishing hotspots, ancient underwater volcanoes http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/94907171/MH370-search-data-unveils-fishing-hotspots-ancient-underwater-volcanoes

When extremes aren’t that extreme http://www.insblogs.com/uncategorized/extremes-arent-extreme/7543

Scientists are working hard to determine the how, why and when of earthquakes, but getting answers is a complex team effort https://phys.org/news/2017-07-earthquake-physics-multiple-scales.html

Academic team at LSU, elsewhere to study 2016 flood, recommend policies to avoid a repeat http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/article_a4a53512-6c05-11e7-82ad-07dc8cb15ae5.html

HydroNET processes 13 years of German radar data to identify extreme rainfall events http://www.hydronet.com/hydronet-processes-13-years-of-german-radar-data-to-identify-extreme-rainfall-events/

Measuring flood resilience: the Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement Tool https://www.zurich.com/en/corporate-responsibility/flood-resilience/measuring-flood-resilience

Australia’s earthquake mapping tool http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/events/public-events/govhack2017

Sea cave preserves 5,000-year snapshot of tsunamis https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170719084814.htm

Flood Standard, Critical to Public Safety, Is Also a Smart Investment http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/07/07/flood-standard-critical-to-public-safety-is-also-a-smart-investment

Over the last financial year the Environment Agency has protected over 42,000 more homes from flooding https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/company-news/item/14189-environment-agency-publishes-annual-report-and-accounts-for-2016-17

An interactive guide to reducing flood risk http://newsandviews.zurich.co.uk/talking-point/interactive-guide-reducing-flood-risk/

 

Emergency Management

Australian army to be deployed on domestic soil during future terrorist attacks http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australian-army-to-be-deployed-on-domestic-soil-during-future-terrorist-attacks-20170716-gxc7gu.html

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: Overview https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/overview

Allowing wildfires to run their course when appropriate https://www.dcourier.com/news/2017/jul/17/look-todays-firefighting-techniques/?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=

Transboundary Disaster Management Training in Nepal http://gendermatters.in/2017/07/nepal-training/

46 years of terrorist attacks in Europe, visualized https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/a-history-of-terrorism-in-europe/?tid=ss_tw

Swapping the keyboard for a drip torch https://m.news-mail.com.au/news/swapping-the-keyboard-for-a-drip-torch/3201911/#/0

Management and Organization of EOCs https://triecker.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/management-and-organization-of-eocs/

Assam Floods, an annual tragedy: A detailed report http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/assam-floods-an-annual-tragedy-a-detailed-report/articleshow/59611524.cms

Floods and the rainmakers of Lagos Island http://reubenabati.com.ng/index.php/reuben-views/item/2403-floods-and-the-rainmakers-of-lagos-island-reuben-abati

Sri Lanka Struggles to Adapt as Disasters Become a New “normal” http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-struggles-to-adapt-as-disasters-become-a-new-normal?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

‘Strong, positive female role models’ female firefighter camp hosing down perceptions http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/strong-positive-female-role-models-female-firefighter-camp-hosing-down-perceptions-1.4200075

Lismore floods, did you stay or did you go? https://www.echonews.com.au/news/lismore-floods-did-you-stay-or-did-you-go/3202256/

Five people face charges over Amatrice earthquake building collapses https://www.thelocal.it/20170719/five-investigated-manslaughter-amatrice-earthquake-building-collapses

The Effect of Alerting and Tones on Firefighters’ Heart Rates https://www.usfa.fema.gov/current_events/071317.html

Quebec floods: Coiteux eases rules for rebuilding homes in hard-hit areas http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/coiteux-establishes-rules-about-rebuilding-homes-hit-by-floods

Helping communities build sustainable local capacity for wildfire mitigation during high risk times https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/community-mitigation-assistance-teams-new-approach-help-Bruno

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Moving classes outside can improve test scores, wellbeing: report http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/moving-classes-outside-can-improve-test-scores-wellbeing-report-20170715-gxbukl.html

Flood of memories: Years of efforts rebuilt the town but its impact – and stories – are still felt http://www.tribdem.com/news/watch-video-flood-of-memories-years-of-efforts-rebuilt-the/article_850c7d50-69da-11e7-9623-eb6b3623ffef.html

Mitigating disaster: teens spend summer in forest preventing wildfires http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mitigating-disaster-teens-spend-summer-in-forest-preventing-wildfires-1.4207049

How the world gets its facts straight http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/july-2017/how-the-world-gets-its-facts-straight/

Reaching Resilience handbook http://www.reachingresilience.org/IMG/pdf/resilience-handbook.pdf

FireSmart Homeowner’s Manual http://www.firesmartcanada.ca/resources-library/firesmart-homeowners-manual

Urban vulnerability mapping: Participatory data collection and mapping of urban communities toolkit https://issuu.com/pulselabjakarta/docs/toolkit_-_urban_vulnerability_mappi

“Urban resilience depends not on infrastructure, but on communities” http://www.thesourcemagazine.org/adaptation-secure-communities-not-property/

Social networks can influence decisions https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/intentional-insights/201707/are-friends-the-enemies-wise-choices

Survey: Community experiences of flooding in northern NSW after cyclone Debbie https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X2H2DHS

Heroes who have helped ease flooding could win £10,000 http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/heroes-who-helped-ease-flooding-215962#ICID=sharebar_twitter

SES releases Horsham, Natimuk flood guides http://www.mailtimes.com.au/story/4800983/new-flood-guides-for-horsham-natimuk/?cs=225

 

Social media and emergency management

People are reporting riots on Twitter before they call the police http://mashable.com/2017/07/04/twitter-police-riots-geofeedia-surveillance/

Researchers have developed a new algorithm to pinpoint the geographic locations of natural disasters mentioned in tweets https://eos.org/articles/algorithm-discerns-where-tweets-came-from-to-track-disasters

Can Data Extracted from Twitter Help Map Flood Hazards? https://eos.org/articles/can-data-extracted-from-twitter-help-map-flood-hazards

Social media can benefit children’s learning, health and social interactions https://theconversation.com/when-it-comes-to-kids-and-social-media-its-not-all-bad-news-80547

Understanding Why People Use Twitter to Discuss Mental Health Problems https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28381392

6 things to Tweet when attending a conference https://business.twitter.com/en/blog/6-things-Tweet-when-attending-conference.html?utm_medium=paid&utm_source=twitter

 

Disaster psychology

Wise Reasoning in the Face of Everyday Life Challenges http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1948550616652206

The Seven C’s of Resilience http://diggingdeep.org/seven-cs-resilience/

 

Social Capital and Disasters

What Does ‘Community’ Mean? https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/07/what-does-community-mean/532518/

Volunteers working with authorities can help keep some of the millions of people living near dangerous volcanoes safer https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170719090125.htm

 

 

 

Today in Disaster Resilience (7 July 2017)

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Please find below links to current news related to some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sudden eruption at Dieng Volcanic Complex injures 10 tourists, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2017/07/02/sileri-dieng-eruption-injures-10-tourists-indonesia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extremely intense hailstorm hits Girona, Spain https://watchers.news/2017/07/01/girona-hail-storm-spain/

Extreme flash flooding in northern Illinois after 152 mm (6 inches) of rain in 4 hours https://watchers.news/2017/06/30/northern-illinois-flood-june-28-2017/

Yangtze tributaries rise above warning levels http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/yangtze-tributaries-rise-above-warning-levels

Houses of 105 villagers flooded in Ingushetia http://www.eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/39948/

Northern Bangladesh is likely to experience flood http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/environment/2017/07/02/brahmaputra-basin-northern-bangladesh-likely-see-flood/

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Jul 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64082/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Jul-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Di.html

Assam floods: Situation remains grim with 3.5 lakh people affected in 13 districts http://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-floods-situation-remains-grim-with-3-5-lakh-people-affected-in-13-districts-3775197.html

China – More Floods in South Leave 56 Dead, 22 Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-south-central-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Jul 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64093/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Jul-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Du.html

Heavy monsoon rains, flash floods claim 43 lives in Pakistan, 61 injured http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/heavy-monsoon-rains-flash-floods-claim-43-lives-in-pakistan-61-injured/story-gggaDYFnIDqVEpDlMnDHLN.html

Vietnam – Days of Heavy Rain Cause Flooding and Landslides in North http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-flooding-landslides-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Jul 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Cleveland, Sabancaya, Bogoslof https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64110/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Jul-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Cleveland-Sabancaya-Bogoslo.html

Heavy rain in Japan forces almost 400,000 from their homes http://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-storm-japan-idUSKBN19Q1IK?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=595d3f6804d30111c4f6a30f&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Flood Kills Bike Rider, Destroys Properties Worth Millions http://www.frontiersnews.com/flood-kills-bike-rider-destroys-properties-worth-millions/

Extremely dangerous M6.5 earthquake hits the Philippines https://watchers.news/2017/07/06/philippines-earthquake-leyte-july-6-2017/

Record rainfall in southwestern Japan leaves 3 dead, 19 missing http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/120424.php

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Jul 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64120/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Jul-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Flood havoc in Asia: Heavy rains inflict damage in Japan, China, Bangladesh and India http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/raging-waters-kill-3-leave-20-missing

 

Disaster risk reduction

Have your say on the Draft Revised NSW Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/know-your-risk/Bush-fire-hazards-and-your-property/review-of-the-bush-fire-environmental-assessment-code

National Land Use Planning Guidelines for Disaster Resilient Communities https://www.planning.org.au/policy/national-land-use-planning-guidelines-for-disaster-resilient-communities-2

U.S. About to Fall Further Behind in Long Range Weather Forecasting https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/06/29/u-s-fall-farther-behind-long-range-weather-forecasting/

Natural Disasters by Location: Rich Leave and Poor Get Poorer https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/natural-disasters-by-location-rich-leave-and-poor-get-poorer/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_ENGYSUS_NEWS

Disaster that strikes in a moment was years in the making https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/02/disaster-that-strikes-in-a-moment-was-years-in-the-making?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

Global Risks in 2040 https://www.rand.org/blog/rand-review/2017/06/global-risks-in-2040-qa-with-andrew-parasiliti.html?adbsc=social_Security2040_20170702_1634501&adbid=881611440049618945&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

New data set explores 90 years of natural disasters in the US http://theusabulletin.com/2017/06/29/new-data-set-explores-90-years-of-natural-disasters-in-the-us/

Antibiotic Resistance Is Lurking in The Environment https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/06/colistin-resistance-mcr-3/531987/

Five Barriers to Disaster Resilience http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/fire-barriers-to-disaster-resilience.html

Disaster Management Reference Handbook (2017) – Bangladesh http://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/disaster-management-reference-handbook-2017-bangladesh

Post-cyclone study shows building codes not enough to protect homes http://www.smh.com.au/comment/postcyclone-study-shows-building-codes-not-enough-to-protect-homes-20170701-gx2mmm.html

Thirty-year flooding saga in Dumfries flows onwards http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-40431565

Flood events and their effects in a Himalayan mountain river: Geomorphological examples from the Buri Gandaki Valley, Nepal https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11629-016-4154-5

Flooding threatening 4.2 million people on Caribbean and Pacific islands http://www.thesourcemagazine.org/flooding-threatening-4-2-million-people-caribbean-pacific-islands/

GFDRR Work Plan 2018: Bringing Resilience to Scale http://www.alnap.org/node/27336.aspx?utm_content=bufferffd7b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) is a committee established by the Environment Agency https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/trent-regional-flood-and-coastal-committee

Latest Floodplain Manager Newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20394&t=01969a383512800f49be3a71c6638b0a

Devastating floods leave carpet of wildflowers across southern Western Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-05/heavy-rain-leaves-amazing-wildflowers-western-australia/8680442

Handbook on Culture and Urban Disaster http://educen.cultureanddisaster.eu/handbook/

Satellites reveal melting of rocks under volcanic zone, deep in Earth’s mantle https://theconversation.com/satellites-reveal-melting-of-rocks-under-volcanic-zone-deep-in-earths-mantle-80452?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Forgotten Archives Reveal Impact of 1918 Puerto Rico Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.seismosoc.org/news/ssa-press-releases/srl-forgotten-archives-reveal-impact-1918-puerto-rico-earthquake-tsunami/

Using GIS During Fire Season https://www.gislounge.com/using-gis-fire-season/

Naomi Klein: how power profits from disaster https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/06/naomi-klein-how-power-profits-from-disaster

A set of priorities for national research into natural hazards in Australia has been launched today http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/national-priorities-research?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=nationalpriorities

‘Bulges’ in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/bulges-in-volcanoes-could-be-used-to-predict-eruptions

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118921496.html

Clustering of arc volcanoes caused by temperature perturbations in the back-arc mantle https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15753

Earth likely to see increase in frequency and intensity of storms, wildfires and flooding: AIR Worldwide http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/earth-likely-see-increase-frequency-intensity-storms-wildfires-flooding-air-worldwide-1004116554/

Croatian shipyard helping to save Venice from flooding http://thedubrovniktimes.com/news/croatia/item/2675-croatian-shipyard-helping-to-save-venice-from-flooding?platform=hootsuite

 

Emergency Management

Stuart Siren Not Working as Tornado was Nearby http://whotv.com/2017/06/29/stuart-siren-not-working-as-tornado-was-nearby/

Grenfell Tower fire: Nearly 150 UK buildings fail safety tests after west London blaze http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-30/grenfell-tower-fire:-nearly-150-uk-buildings-fail-safety-tests/8669204?pfmredir=sm

How the Democratic Republic of the Congo Beat Ebola in 42 Days https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/07/how-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-beat-ebola-in-42-days/532590/

Being prepared for flood emergencies: behind the scenes of a major exercise https://floodresilience.blog/2017/07/02/being-prepared-for-flood-emergencies-behind-the-scenes-of-a-major-exercise/

How Real-Time Data Intelligence Is Transforming UK Flood Response http://www.silicon.co.uk/data-storage/bigdata/environment-agency-data-intelligence-216395?inf_by=5909b603671db8aa4e8b45c0

Disaster Preparedness in Myanmar http://www.unocha.org/country/myanmar/about-ocha-myanmar/disaster-response-preparedness

On anonymity in disasters: Socio-technical practices in emergency management http://www.ephemerajournal.org/contribution/anonymity-disasters-socio-technical-practices-emergency-management

A Fire Service Leader’s Guide To Preparing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan https://www.iafc.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/cwpp-leader-39-s-guide-normal-res.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Virginia gets new zoned hurricane evacuation plan http://www.13newsnow.com/weather/hurricane-center/virginia-gets-new-zoned-hurricane-evacuation-plan/454273052?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

After the quake: How Christchurch is bouncing back https://govinsider.asia/innovation/christchurch-lianne-dalziel-earthquake-resilience/

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Update: More Active Season Predicted https://www.wunderground.com/news/2017-hurricane-season-forecast-atlantic-colorado-state-july-update?__prclt=PFoiEVNt

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The history of the earth – radio interview http://radioadelaide.org.au/2017/06/30/the-history-of-the-earth/

Interactive map of all known/recorded natural disasters in Japan http://dil-db.bosai.go.jp/saigai/

Education plan for improving the capabilities of Australia’s built environment professionals in creating more disaster resilient communities https://www.planning.org.au/documents/item/7805

Entries for the 2017 Victorian Fire Awareness Awards are now open https://fireawarenessawards.com.au/

These breathtaking murals spotlight the dangers of climate change http://mashable.com/2017/07/02/climate-change-murals-canada/#c8jEWGWUmsOD

The greenhouse effect is like a stack of blankets on a winter night https://skepticalscience.com/SkS_Analogy_09_Greenhouse_effect_stack_of_blankets.html?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#350509998-tw#1499031132655

Top 10 Worst Natural Disasters of All Time http://gazettereview.com/2017/06/top-10-worst-natural-disasters-time/

Reckless disregard for fire safety in B.C.’s backcountry an ongoing problem http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/reckless-disregard-for-fire-an-ongoing-b-c-backcountry-problem

Seeking the exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses and at the same time a great openness to new ideas – Carl Sagan https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/05/23/carl-sagan-the-burden-of-skepticism/

Volunteer engagement in citizen science has been going on a long time https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/evolving-landscape-citizen-science

How do economics, culture and geography affect a community’s ability to bounce back after a flood? https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2017/06/30/206873/study-looks-into-issues-affecting-how-communities-bounce-back-from-floods/

World Meteorological Organization’s World Weather & Climate Extremes Archive https://wmo.asu.edu

Resilience Scan: January-March 2017 https://www.odi.org/publications/10846-resilience-scan-january-march-2017

Our future in living with Water – Making collective decisions supported by tools, visualisation and serious games http://floodcop.com.au/2017/07/02/our-future-in-living-with-water-making-collective-decisions-supported-by-tools-visualisation-and-serious-games/

Teaching originality? https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol22/iss2/art29/

IAP2 Spectrum Review http://www.iap2canada.ca/resources/Documents/News/IAP2%20Spectrum%20Review.pdf

How to stop people entering floodwater http://stories.scienceinpublic.com.au/2017/floodwaters/

Prepare to be on your own in a major Pacific Northwest disaster http://www.king5.com/news/prepare-to-be-on-your-own-in-a-major-pacific-northwest-disaster/447180665

How to Give a Winning Research Presentation http://researcherdevelopment.academicblogs.co.uk/how-to-give-a-winning-research-presentation/

How Helsinki is using 3D models to assist urban planners and citizens https://cities-today.com/how-helsinki-is-using-3d-models-to-assist-urban-planners-and-citizens/

Examples of Policy exercises, simulations, and games to improve disaster preparedness and response actions http://www.educenproject.eu/games-and-simulations

Reaching Resilience Game http://www.reachingresilience.org/Play

Guidelines for engaging the public in crisis management http://www.crisiscommunication.fi/images/pep/Public_Empowerment_Guide.pdf

 

Social media and emergency management

Contributions of digital volunteering to community disaster resilience https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/resources/poster/3739

Social Listening and Hashtags Relating to Fire Mapping https://www.gislounge.com/using-gis-fire-season/

Civic engagement strategies in the age of Twitter http://www.architects.org/architectureboston/articles/bring-joy

 

Disaster psychology

Effect of evacuation and displacement on the association between flooding and mental health outcomes: a cross-sectional analysis of UK survey data http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(17)30047-5/fulltext

Solitude https://psychcentral.com/lib/book-review-solitude/

Children, Young People and Flooding – recovery and resilience http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/children-young-people-and-flooding-recovery-and-resilience/

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Community resilience is influenced by the strength of neighborhood social networks and cohesion http://thecityfix.com/blog/what-about-the-people-unlocking-the-key-to-socially-sustainable-and-resilient-communities-cathy-baldwin-robin-king/

Lori Peek of the Natural Hazards Center Discusses Effects of Disasters on People http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/EM-Summer-2017-Major-Player-Lori-Peek.html

Tools for social network analysis http://www.educenproject.eu/tools-for-sna

 

Today in disaster resilience (21 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Turrialba, Sinabung, Nevado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62620/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Turrialba-Sinabung-Nevado.html

Iran – Dozens Dead After Major Floods in North West http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-north-west-april-2017

Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/significant-cold-outbreak-hits-europe-two-more-waves-expected/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bogoslof volcano remains in an unpredictable condition, Alaska https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/bogoslof-volcano-remains-in-an-unpredictable-condition-alaska/

Manam volcano eruption forces evacuations, Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/manam-volcano-eruption-forces-evacuations-papua-new-guinea/

Uruguay – Evacuations in Artigas After River Overflows http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-artigas-rivera-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides https://guardian.ng/news/death-toll-rises-to-113-in-peru-floods-mudslides/

Kazakhstan – 7,000 Evacuated After Snowmelt Causes Floods in 7 Regions http://floodlist.com/asia/kazakhstan-snowmelt-floods-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Apr 2017: Etna volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Poas https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62650/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Apr-2017-Etna-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Poas-Sin.html

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes http://in.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-landslide-idINKBN17L24K

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Apr 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62660/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Apr-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Sabancaya-.html

Disaster risk reduction

Supercomputer Recreation of an Oklahoma Tornado https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/04/14/supercomputer-recreation-oklahoma-tornado/

The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development?CID=DEC_TT_data_EN_EXT

How to find an active fault in New Zealand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-CLW8xQm2M&feature=youtu.be

China to relocate millions of people away from disaster zones https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/04/11/china-relocate-millions-people-away-disaster-zones

Challenging Assumptions: What Do We Need to Address in Our Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts? https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/challenging-assumptions-what-do-we-need-to-address-in-our-disaster-risk-reduction-efforts/B00A203A74D3B5CF1E31C2C600A6EE9E

Risk for river flooding in lake-rich regions http://swicca.climate.copernicus.eu/start/implemented-cases-of-local-change-adaptation/impact-based-flood-risk-assessment-in-present-and-future-climate/

One Year on: Flood Re succeeds in bringing more choice for flood affected communities http://www.floodre.co.uk/2017/04/04/one-year-flood-re-succeeds-bringing-choice-flood-affected-communities/

Global Flood Map is a physically based map that provides a worldwide view of moderate- and high-hazard flood zones http://www.fmglobal.com/research-and-resources/global-flood-map?utm_content=buffer1327a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sitting in the shadow of volcanic risk http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170418/NEWS06/912312944/Sitting-in-the-shadow-of-volcanic-risk

Flood defence plans heavily favour London and south-east https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/04/flood-defence-plans-heavily-favour-london-and-south-east

New technology allows scientists to see the forces behind the flames http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.6/inside-the-dangerous-and-unpredictable-behavior-of-wildfire

Shallow geological structures triggered during the Mw 6.4 Meinong earthquake, southwestern Taiwan http://tao.cgu.org.tw/index.php/articles/archive/geophysics/item/1535-2017032002mte

A place for floods to go: Boise Greenbelt, parks protect homes and businesses as do dams http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/letters-from-the-west/article145539009.html

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building ‘promising’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/business/91488214/Earthquake-tests-on-cheap-safe-multi-storey-building-promising

BIBA scheme for high flood risk businesses – breaking new ground http://floodassist.co.uk/Home/BlogEntry?blogEntryID=26

The Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan: amazing new Google Earth imagery http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/18/almaluu-bulak-landslide-1/

You raise me up: Lismore homes adapted to the flood plain http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/how-lismore-has-adapted-to-life-on-a-flood-plain/8443098?pfmredir=sm

Public inquiry for £100m Boston Barrier to begin today http://lincolnshirereporter.co.uk/2017/04/public-inquiry-for-100m-boston-barrier-to-begin-today/

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico http://unisdr.org/go/gp2017/programme

What does it take to build a resilient city? https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/apr/20/what-does-it-take-to-build-a-resilient-city-urban-development-local-government?CMP=share_btn_tw

Human-Caused Fires Call for Human Collaboration https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/we-cannot-stand-alone-human-caused-fires-call-for-human-collaboration

How to Reduce Risk from Extreme Weather Events http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-reduce-risk-from-extreme-weather-events_us_58f78fb1e4b0c892a4fb7471

Threatened Himalayas: What do we know? https://www.thethirdpole.net/2017/04/13/threatened-himalayas-what-do-we-know/

Emergency management

The Hurricane Forecast ‘Cone Of Uncertainty’ May Not Mean What You Think https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/04/17/the-hurricane-forecast-cone-of-uncertainty-may-not-mean-what-you-think/#5a8095ec60a0

University researchers designing video game to simulate emergency response during disasters http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/emergency-evacuation-video-game-dalhousie-disaster-flood-1.4030663

Respiratory problems affect 1 in 5 firefighters after Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-firefighter-study-1.4073284

One year after the earthquake in Ecuador, small producers take their businesses to the next level http://stories.undp.org/drivers-for-recovery

Kaikoura doctors awarded for their contribution after last year’s Kaikoura earthquake http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/91620464/kaikoura-doctors-awarded-for-their-contribution-after-last-years-earthquake

Fatal floods in Carmen http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/opinion/2017/04/19/editorial-fatal-floods-carmen-537204?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis, examination reveals http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170419/dam-managers-made-missteps-in-handling-crisis-examination-reveals?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Multi Hazard Early Warning Conference http://www.wmo.int/earlywarnings2017/

Robots to the rescue in post-disaster recovery http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/10/robots-to-the-rescue-in-post-disaster-recovery

Americans are getting less advance notice for tornadoes, as researchers struggle to understand why https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/04/20/americans-are-getting-less-advance-notice-for-tornadoes-as-researchers-struggle-to-understand-why/?utm_term=.7b659e42763f

Interior’s USGS turns to the cloud to make its earthquake app into a life-saving platform https://federalnewsradio.com/ask-the-cio/2017/04/interiors-usgs-turns-to-the-cloud-to-make-its-earthquake-app-into-a-life-saving-platform/

Flood-affected farmers in New South Wales call for disaster funding three weeks on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-20/nsw-farmers-call-for-natural-disaster-funding/8457678

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Harnessing the communicative power of art in science education http://blogs.agu.org/sciencecommunication/2017/04/17/harnessing-communicative-power-art-science-education/

Pros and cons of egress drills https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304784021_Pros_and_cons_of_egress_drills

Communicating tsunami evacuations effectively https://phys.org/news/2017-04-tsunami-evacuations-effectively.html

Maps: Which Parts of the U.S. See Flash Floods Most Often? http://thevane.gawker.com/maps-which-parts-of-the-u-s-see-flash-floods-most-oft-1622076723

The Ultimate Guide to Hurricane Facts, Information & Resources http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/disaster/hurricanes/#.WPWeu0-wfIU

Flash Flood Safety: 5 Must-Ask Questions http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/travel-tips/articles/flash-flood-safety-5-must-ask-questions

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes https://www.redfin.com/blog/disaster-safety-for-people-with-disabilities

Preparing for and Driving During an Emergency Evacuation http://www.lagrangecountrydodge.com/blog/2016/september/29/car-owners-guide-to-emergency-evacuation.htm

Floods and your livestock http://www.prep4agthreats.org/Assets/Factsheets/Floods-and-Your-Livestock.pdf

Disaster Resilient Australia and New Zealand School Education Network State / Territory DRANZSEN Forums https://www.aidr.org.au/events/event-pages/2017-state-dranzsen-forums/

Disaster Resilience Education for Schools https://www.emschools.org.au/

111 Years Later: San Francisco Remembers 1906 Earthquake Victims http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/111-Years-Later-San-Francisco-Remembers-1906-Earthquake-Victims-419701503.html

Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening https://aeon.co/essays/indigenous-myths-carry-warning-signals-about-natural-disasters

Is Nature Stable, Delicate, or Random? http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/nature-stable-delicate-random/

Flash Floods: The Role of Science, Forecasting, and Communications in Reducing Loss of Life and Economic Disruptions https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/about-ams/ams-statements/statements-of-the-ams-in-force/flash-floods-the-role-of-science-forecasting-and-communications-in-reducing-loss-of-life-and-economic-disruptions/

Tsunamis: Be Prepared and Stay Safe! https://coast.noaa.gov/gallery/videos/tsunamifastdraw/video.html

Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Take Part in 2017 Caribbean Tsunami Exercise http://www.arrl.org/news/view/puerto-rico-radio-amateurs-take-part-in-2017-caribbean-tsunami-exercise

Flood-hit communities are the best placed to collect information about flash flooding http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/04/communityfloodmonitoring/

Photographer’s stunning time-lapse film catches storms over Kansas, eight other states http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article145456679.html

Social Media and Emergency Management

Locals take to social media to support mayor of earthquake devastated town telling tourists not to take selfies in rubble where 300 died http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-earthquake-mayor-amatrice-sergio-pirozzi-stop-rubble-selfies-300-people-died-disaster-tourism-a7689446.html

Understanding communities in an age of social media: the good, the bad, and the complicated http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1187195?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Facebook is making a helicopter that delivers internet during disasters http://www.techradar.com/news/facebook-is-making-an-internet-delivery-mini-helicopter

We Are All Becoming More Narcissistic https://blogs.psychcentral.com/leveraging-adversity/2017/04/we-are-all-becoming-more-narcissistic/

Disaster psychology

A year of mental health challenges after the Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ymm-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-oilsands-1.4071212

New study highlights mental health of first responders following traumatic events http://kutv.com/news/nation-world/new-study-highlights-mental-health-of-first-responders-following-traumatic-events

Preliminary observations on disaster resilience in rural, remote coastal communities http://haznet.ca/themes/research/preliminary-observations-on-disaster-resilience-in-rural-remote-coastal-communities/

Disaster Behavioral Health Capacity Assessment Tool https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/abc/Documents/dbh-capacity-tool.pdf

Social Capital and Disasters

Otodo Gbame: How Lagos Govt Killed A Community And Its Dreams http://icirnigeria.org/otodo-gbame-how-lagos-govt-killed-a-community-and-it-dreams/