Today in disaster resilience (17 February 2017)

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news:

Current emergencies/disasters

Heavy floods create havoc on Northern California homes, roads http://www.kcra.com/article/heavy-floods-create-havoc-on-northern-california-homes-roads/8732807?src=app

NSW fires: Uarbry all but wiped out as firefighters continue to battle blazes http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/nsw-fires:-uarbry-wiped-out-as-crews-battle-blazes-in-nsw/8263820

Floodwaters claimed the life of another man trying to cross a road near the town http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-12/wa-floods-one-man-dead-another-missing-near-esperance/8263286

Oroville Dam risk: Thousands ordered to evacuate homes http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38952847

Drought Turns to Deluge in California http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89650&src=twitter-nh

NSW fires: Many residents yet to return to homes in fire-ravaged central west http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-14/residents-yet-to-return-to-homes-in-fire-ravaged-in-central-west/8267088?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Farmers in Great Southern begin to assess flood damage to property http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/western-australian-farmers-assess-flood-damage/8266224

Deadly Night time Earthquake Strikes Philippines http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/02/11/deadly-philippines-earthquake/

Queensland storm clean-up underway after lightning, heavy rain lashes south-east http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-14/queensland-storm-clean-up-underway-after-lightning-rain-bom/8267866

WA weather: Natural disaster declared over Swan Valley, other areas hit by flooding http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/premier-declares-natural-disaster-over-swan-valley-flood-areas/8265464

Indonesia – Floods and Landslides Leave 12 Dead, Thousands Affected http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-bali-february-2017

Severe floods hit Saudi Arabia after 3 months worth of rain in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2017/02/16/saudi-arabia-flood-february-2017/

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Feb 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bagana https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61669/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-Feb-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bagana-Suw.html

Firefighters halt advance of Port Hill wildfire on city homes in Christchurch http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/16/new-zealand-firefighters-halt-advance-wildfire-city-homes-christchurch/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Southern California is facing its strongest storm in years https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/02/16/southern-california-is-facing-its-strongest-winter-storm-in-years-heres-the-forecast/?utm_term=.1e95cb27cf14

Storm Dineo kills at least seven people in Mozambique http://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-storm-idUSKBN15V1LX

Disaster risk reduction

We may live in a post-truth era, but nature does not http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-barnett-nature-alternative-facts-20170210-story,amp.html

How the Shocks of Disasters are Impacted by the Stresses of Social Issues http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/How-the-shocks-of-disasters-are-impacted-by-the-stresses-of-social-issues.html

Protecting thousands of families living in Quito’s low-income neighbourhoods from disasters is an urgent task http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/metro-line-better-city-planning-to-aid-quitos-poor#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

We need a comprehensive housing approach to deal with heatwaves https://theconversation.com/we-need-a-comprehensive-housing-approach-to-deal-with-heatwaves-72800

New property fees proposed to raise money to fight Washington wildfires http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/new-bills-in-olympia-aim-to-prepare-washington-for-wildfire-season/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1

Building a future above the floodwaters https://asunow.asu.edu/20170208-global-engagement-building-future-above-floodwaters-asu-anthropologists

Ventura fault can cause stronger shaking and more damage https://watchers.news/2017/02/16/ventura-fault-study-model-february-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

What the Oroville Dam crisis tells us about natural infrastructure http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2017/02/15/what-the-oroville-dam-crisis-tells-us-about-natural-infrastructure/

How to manage global catastrophic risk https://www.brookings.edu/events/how-to-manage-global-catastrophic-risk/

Building a National Seismic Monitoring Center: NEIC from 2000 to the Present http://m.srl.geoscienceworld.org//content/early/2017/02/13/0220170023.full

Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent https://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/27/3/article/GSATG321A.1.htm

Oroville crisis highlights risky dams, spotty inspections around U.S. http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/nation/2017/02/15/dam-safety-infrastructure-oroville/97921650/

High River flood homes being auctioned off by Alberta government http://www.newstalk770.com/2017/02/15/high-river-flood-homes-being-auctioned-off-by-alberta-government/

‘Virtual storms’ for Design of Coastal Flood Warning Systems and Defence https://www.hydro-international.com/content/news/virtual-storms-for-design-of-coastal-flood-warning-systems-and-defence

Floodscore is a simple yet useful tool that provides flood scores for single locations based on their risk to fluvial, pluvial and coastal flooding http://www.ambiental.co.uk/quantifying-flood-risk-and-claims-at-the-property-level/

 

Tabqa Dam at risk of ‘catastrophic’ flooding, UN warns http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/150220172

Emergency management

Review of a paper: the Dongla Landslide in Sichuan, China http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/02/09/dongla-landslide/

More details emerging on Western Australia’s new rural fire service and it is not part of the DFES https://emergency.life/2017/02/09/%F0%9F%87%A6%F0%9F%87%BA-more-details-emerging-on-western-australias-new-rural-fire-service-and-it-is-not-part-of-the-dfes/

5 essentials for the first 72 hours of disaster response https://medium.com/@UNOCHA/5-essentials-for-the-first-72-hours-of-disaster-response-51746452bc88#.90go2olax

Supporting civil authorities in the event of a domestic outbreak of a pandemic disease https://disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov/record/14344

Real-time updates of storms will help forecasters track and predict where the most damage could occur https://eos.org/articles/noaa-video-shows-satellite-views-of-louisiana-tornadoes

PG&E to Implement Earthquake Warning Technology http://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/87782

How Early Warning Systems Can Help Save People From Mudslides http://www.ictworks.org/2017/02/13/how-iot-early-warning-systems-can-help-save-people-from-mudslides/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

1931 earthquake survivors share stories at Napier tea http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11799292

We need to think about redefining citizenship in the Anthropocene https://theconversation.com/we-need-to-think-about-redefining-citizenship-in-the-anthropocene-72138

Learning for Sustainability http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002472/247275E.pdf

YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY Season 1 Now on YouTube http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/announcement/season-1-now-youtube/

Social Media and Emergency Management

“Social media is used for information, emotion and opinion but is not necessarily a useful way to learn as an evacuation proceeds” https://preparednessthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/oroville-evacuation-dont-rely-on-technology/

How learning communities form within the climate conversation on Twitter https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-the-climate-change-conversation-on-twitter-in-2016

Twitter Alerts Another Tool For Your Emergency Toolbox https://palmcentrix.com/2017/02/twitter-alerts/

Disaster psychology

PTSD and Communities http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/community/index.asp

The Ostrich Paradox http://wdp.wharton.upenn.edu/book/ostrich-paradox/?&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=salon&utm_campaign=ostrich-paradox&utm_content=link

Our memories are short — even when the consequences have already proven deadly http://www.salon.com/2017/02/12/why-disasters-repeat-themselves-we-ignore-the-lessons-of-the-past-at-our-own-expense/

Social capital and disasters

Building Belonging in an Age of Divisiveness http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kim-samuel/where-is-the-love-buildin_b_14372250.html

In Japan tsunami city, people power turns disaster into opportunity http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/51848

The Tohoku disasters reinforce past evidence about the importance of social networks and social capital in disaster recovery https://theconversation.com/recovering-from-disasters-social-networks-matter-more-than-bottled-water-and-batteries-69611

 

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Today in disaster resilience (10 February 2017)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Feb 2017: Colima volcano, Dukono, Cleveland, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bogoslof https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61482/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Feb-2017-Colima-volcano-Dukono-Cleveland-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bogoslof.html

Peru – Floods Affect 60,000 in Lambayeque, 1,800 Homes Destroyed http://floodlist.com/america/peru-floods-lambayeque-february-2017

Colombia – 25,000 Hit by Floods as 8 Rivers Overflow in Nariño http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-25000-hit-floods-8-rivers-overflow-narino

Zimbabwe – Floods in 4 Provinces Damage Crops and Houses, 7 Reported Dead in Gokwe http://floodlist.com/africa/zimbabwe-floods-february-2017

Chile’s President Says Cataclysmic Wildfires Are Largely Under Control http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/06/513716665/chiles-president-says-cataclysmic-wildfires-are-largely-under-control?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Melbourne weather: Flash flooding, damaged buildings as Victoria pummelled with rain http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-06/melbourne-weather-flash-flooding-in-victoria-rain-bom-forecast/8243208

San Lorenzo River floods south of Felton http://www.ksbw.com/article/evacuations-underway-in-felton-grove-as-san-lorenzo-river-floods/8687139

South Australia, Adelaide heatwave: Heat to strike for rest of the week http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/adelaide-heatwave-heat-to-strike-for-rest-of-the-week/news-story/1dcdb7ac7c24df549994eb299e41da9c

Tornadoes in Louisiana https://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail2.php?MediaID=1995&MediaTypeID=1

Sydney flooding: More rain forecast as residents return to Marrickville apartment after evacuation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-07/flash-flooding-wreaks-havoc-in-sydney,-house-collapses/8247234

Southeastern US Tornadoes Leave Wreckage and Amazing Survival Stories http://edmdigest.com/news/tornadoes-survival-stories/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=tornadoes-survival-stories&utm_campaign=Blog%20-%20In%20CyberDefense%20-%20ST%20-%20AMU

Peru floods: 170 000 affected people, 1 105 destroyed houses https://watchers.news/2017/02/08/peru-floods-february-2017/

Severe weather update on heatwave across Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y51XCtIOXs&feature=youtu.be

Extreme heat brings health, fire and power cut warnings across south-eastern Australia https://www.theguardian.com/weather/2017/feb/10/extreme-heat-health-fire-power-cut-warnings-south-eastern-australia?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster risk reduction

Australia on the move: how GPS keeps up with a continent in constant motion https://theconversation.com/australia-on-the-move-how-gps-keeps-up-with-a-continent-in-constant-motion-71883

Applying Resilience Thinking With Our Partners in Africa https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/applying-resilience-thinking-with-partners-africa/?utm_source=social%20media&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_content=RF%20Blog

Demi Lovato reportedly has her house red tagged after a landslide in Hollywood http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/02/02/demi-lovato-reportedly-has-her-house-red-tagged-after-a-landslide-in-hollywood/

New flood resilient demonstration home is launched http://specificationonline.co.uk/articles/2017-02-03/new-flood-resilient-demonstration-home-is-launched

Latest Molino Stewart’s Floodplain Manager newsletter http://www.m2news.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20069&t=4f7101abaabeeb763d3eb7743a060a0b

A New Comprehensive Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism https://www.csis.org/features/turning-point

Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2017/02/06/natural-hazards-and-risk-reduction-in-the-modern-world/#.WJjXf4kV6oY.twitter

Californians Deprioritize Need for Earthquake Retrofitting and Insurance http://www.routefifty.com/2017/02/californians-deprioritize-need-earthquake-retrofitting-and-insurance/135166/?oref=RouteFiftyTCO

Small scale floating facilities as a bottom up approach to improving opportunities in ‘wet slums’ https://www.floatingcityapps.com/blog/

Canada Scores a C Minus for Flood Preparedness http://www.investmentreview.com/analysis-research/canada-scores-a-c-minus-for-flood-preparedness-7421

Recent trends in U.S. flood risk http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL071199/abstract

Wallaceburg is frequent flooding capital of Canada http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2017/02/05/wallaceburg-is-frequent-flooding-capital-of-canada

Human exposure and sensitivity to globally extreme wildfire events http://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-016-0058

Record Year for Controlled Burns by The Nature Conservancy http://wildfireinthewest.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/record-year-for-controlled-burns-by.html

We can learn a lot from disasters, and we now know some areas don’t recover https://theconversation.com/we-can-learn-a-lot-from-disasters-and-we-now-know-some-areas-dont-recover-71008

UK – Report Urges Government to End 7-Year Freeze of Flood Resilience Rules http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/uk-report-urges-government-end-7-year-freeze-flood-resilience-rules

Sunshine Coast bushfire a ‘warning shot’ of more to come: fire ecologist http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/sunshine-coast-bushfire-a-warning-shot-of-more-to-come-fire-ecologist-20170208-gu8c20.html?utm_content=bufferbc46d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Exactly how bad is antibiotic resistance right now? http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/exactly-how-bad-is-antibiotic-resistance-right-now,450053

Flash Flood Guidance System Improves Predictive Skills https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/flash-flood-guidance-system-improves-predictive-skills

New flood resilient demonstration home launched http://www.scottishhousingnews.com/13809/new-flood-resilient-demonstration-home-launched/#

Wildfire has ‘very, very different pattern’ of impacted areas http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/wildfire-different-pattern-impacted-areas-catiq-catastrophe-conference-speaker-1004108617/

Ancient landslide took a ‘massive bite’ out of Australia, say scientists http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0208/Ancient-landslide-took-a-massive-bite-out-of-Australia-say-scientists?cmpid=gigya-tw

Environment Agency highlights how one in six homes in England at risk of flooding while testing Wells flood gate http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/environment_agency_highlights_how_one_in_six_homes_in_england_at_risk_of_flooding_while_testing_wells_flood_gate_1_4883640?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

U.S. severe weather, flooding leads to billion-dollar cost for insurance industry in January http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/u-s-severe-weather-flooding-leads-billion-dollar-cost-insurance-industry-january-aon-benfield-1004108645/

Emergency management

Annual disaster statistical review 2015: the numbers and trends http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/51447?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

NASA researchers are closing in on technology that will pinpoint locations of first responders in structures http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Pointing-to-a-Safer-Future-for-First-Responders.html?utm_term=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=Too%20Many%20Amber%20Alerts&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

Emergency Manager’s Weekly Report https://sites.google.com/site/emergencymanagersweeklyreport/home

The Ongoing Quest to Assess & Measure Preparedness https://www.domesticpreparedness.com/preparedness/the-ongoing-quest-to-assess-measure-preparedness/

2016: A historic year for billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in U.S. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/2016-historic-year-billion-dollar-weather-and-climate-disasters-us

The 50th Anniversary of Operational Firebombing in Australia https://author.emv.vic.gov.au/news/the-50th-anniversary-of-operational-firebombing-in-australia

Washington’s 30-year earthquake drill for the ‘Big One’: Order studies. Ignore them. Repeat. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/washington-30-year-earthquake-drill-for-big-one-order-studies-ignore-them-repeat/

All Android phones in the world, from Gingerbread OS version onwards, now include Advanced Mobile Location (AML), an emergency call-based location solution http://www.eena.org/press-releases/aml-in-android#.WJoys9J97IU

Extreme weather: underprepared hospitals under pressure http://www.borderwatch.com.au/story/4451901/extreme-weather-has-hospitals-feeling-heat/?cs=2452

Speed or deliberation: a comparison of post-disaster recovery in Japan, Turkey, and Chile http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/disa.12219/epdf

Using Satellites to Size Up the Severity of Crop Fires in Northern India http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2017/02/08/the-crop-residue-fires-in-northern-india-were-the-most-severe-in-more-than-a-decade/?src=eorss-blogs&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

With his earthquake remark, PM has insulted the people of Uttarakhand: Congress http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/elections/assembly-elections/uttarakhand/news/with-his-earthquake-remark-pm-has-insulted-the-people-of-uttarakhand-congress/articleshow/57045022.cms

‘Mercy dash’ airlifts vital supplies to feed flooded remote WA Aboriginal community http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-08/mercy-dash-to-feed-remote-aboriginal-community-in-wa/8252086

Craig Fugate quietly leaves FEMA post http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/craig-fugate-quietly-leaves-fema-post/2312688

What we can learn from the UK’s 2015 /2016 extreme flooding? https://www.envirotech-online.com/article/water-wastewater/9/aquaread-limited/pwhat-we-can-learn-from-2015-2016rsquos-extreme-floodingp/2151

SEPA publishes plans to deliver flood warning service over next 5 years http://media.sepa.org.uk/media-releases/2017/sepa-publishes-plans-to-deliver-flood-warning-service-over-next-5-years/

Lessons to be learned from some of the worst winter floods in history http://social.selective.com/articles/lessons-learned-from-the-worst-wintertime-floods

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Black Tuesday anniversary prompts warning Tasmanian bushfire threat higher than ever http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-07/warning-hobart-bushfire-threat-higher-than-ever/8238362

First Cumbria Flood Expo hailed a success by visitors and exhibitors http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/02/06/first-cumbria-flood-expo-hailed-success-visitors-exhibitors/

Kids’ TV Is Ignoring Climate Change http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/02/science_tv_shows_for_kids_on_nickelodeon_disney_and_pbs_ignore_climate_change.html

Streaming Lava, Collapsing Cliffs and a Hawaii Volcano’s Spectacular Show https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/science/hawaii-lava-stream.html?action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

How to flood proof your home http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-4191228/Simple-tips-flood-proof-home-ahead-storms.html

Water professionals, companies and consultants to meet at UK’s largest flood event http://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13506-water-professionals-companies-and-consultants-to-meet-at-uk%E2%80%99s-largest-flood-event

Real-time disaster data streams with up-to-the-minute overview of current hazards impacting the United States http://disastermap.net/

General Population Knowledge about Extreme Heat: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Lisbon and Madrid http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/2/122?utm_content=bufferc2fc6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Using virtual reality headsets to explain flood mitigation designs to local residents http://www.wsp-pb.com/en/WSP-UK/Who-we-are/Newsroom/News-releases1/Silent-page-container/How-Virtual-Reality-is-helping-the-fight-against-flooding/

What can we learn from studying people’s flood memories? And how do these memories relate to resilience? http://delta.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/delta_blog.html?&L=1&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=74&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=b24421b824db545bd3f096da301d50d2

You Are Traveling Into a Tornado Warning http://blog.wdtinc.com/you-are-traveling-into-a-tornado-warning

Collaborative project aims at educating the public on effects of global climate change https://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/policyschool/2017/02/collaborative-project-aims-at-educating-the-public-on-effects-of-global-climate-change/

Annie Dillard on the Winter Solstice and How the Snowy Season Anneals Us to Life https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/12/21/annie-dillard-winter-solstice/

Make Your Own Paper Model of a Volcano https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1991/0115a/report.pdf

Sustainable Flood Memories   a blog about, for and with communities’ memories of the River Severn floods, UK https://floodmemories.wordpress.com/

Research into social-ecological flood resilience in Scotland http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/meeting-challenge-of-preparing-for-next-time-floods-hit-our-communities-1-4360018

Social Media and Emergency Management

Some on Twitter seem to be very excited for the first Indian earthquake of 2017 http://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/earthquake-hits-north-india-twitterati-shake-things-up-on-social-media/

Facebook’s new Community Help feature will make it easier for disaster survivors to find and offer relief http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/facebook-community-help/

When people get news through social media, they re-share that news one out of four times http://www.journalism.org/2017/02/09/how-americans-encounter-recall-and-act-upon-digital-news/

Social Media Tools https://blog.thesocialms.com/Tools/

Disaster psychology

Washington Households’  Expected  Responses  to Lahar Threat From Mt. Rainier https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313243397_Washington_households%27_expected_responses_to_lahar_threat_from_Mt_Rainier

Social capital and disasters

Low levels of resilience amongst flood-exposed households associated with inequalities in social capital ties http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/51613

Key friendships vital for effective human social networks https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170208111616.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Today in disaster resilience (3 February 2017)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Origin of deadly Chile forest fires remains unknown: president http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/29/c_136019208.htm

Military helps New Brunswick after devastating ice storm https://watchers.news/2017/01/30/new-brunswick-canada-ice-storm-january-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flood death toll hits 91 in Thailand, four people still missing http://reliefweb.int/report/thailand/flood-death-toll-hits-91-four-people-still-missing

100,000 displaced due to floods in Caraga region, Philippines https://watchers.news/2017/01/30/caraga-philippines-flood-january-2017/

NASA Sees Fires Still Dotting U.S. Southeast https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2017/nasa-sees-fires-still-dotting-us-southeast

U.S. Increases Firefighting Aid To Chile As More Than 70 Blazes Rage http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/01/512865429/u-s-increases-firefighting-aid-to-chile-as-more-than-70-blazes-rage?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews

Disaster risk reduction

Chile’s forest fires partly due to poor planning, say fire chiefs https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/29/chiles-forest-fires-poor-planning-fire-chiefs-monoculture-fire-breaks

When the heat is on, we need city-wide plans to keep cool https://theconversation.com/when-the-heat-is-on-we-need-city-wide-plans-to-keep-cool-70738

The best conditions for flooding http://www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk/the-best-conditions-for-flooding/

Increased Risk of Katla Eruption http://icelandreview.com/news/2017/01/30/increased-risk-katla-eruption

Surfing drone to monitor tsunamis on Japan’s newest island http://www.miragenews.com/surfing-drone-to-monitor-tsunamis-on-japans-newest-island/

Hydrologic and geomorphic changes resulting from episodic glacial lake outburst floods: Rio Colonia, Patagonia, Chile http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL071374/abstract?campaign=wolearlyview

Calls for Cumbria farmers to be compensated for flood schemes on their land http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/Calls-for-Cumbria-farmers-to-be-compensated-for-flood-schemes-on-their-land-8c1a162f-a7da-4e39-886d-f86cfa3a4a61-ds

Miami Beach to begin new $100 million flood prevention project in face of sea level rise http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article129284119.html

Humanity’s Ten Great Challenges and How We Can Overcome Them http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-41270-2

When spark meets sprawl: Building in wildlands increases fire risk https://www.revealnews.org/article/when-spark-meets-sprawl-building-in-wildlands-increases-fire-risk/

Australia’s deadly relationship with heat http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-38805402

Experts warn that the flooding exacerbated by climate change will disproportionately impact low-lying, low-income communities http://e360.yale.edu/features/a-vulnerable-community-braces-for-the-impacts-of-sea-level-rise

Suncorp, the company where the price isn’t right on extreme weather http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/suncorp-the-company-where-the-price-isnt-right-on-extreme-weather-20170131-gu2rd4.html

WorldPop, open data for spatial demography http://www.nature.com/articles/sdata20174

Group calls for U.S. flood insurance revamp as program deadline nears http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-floods-insurance-idUSKBN15G4O2

Floodplains and flooding risk prevention http://medwet.org/2017/02/floodplains-and-flooding-risk-prevention/

Need to establish flood early warning and forecasting systems is a ground truth in all European countries http://www.imprex.eu/flood-early-warning-and-forecasting-across-europe

Understanding the sociology and politics around word ‘retreat’ http://sfpublicpress.org/news/2017-01/researchers-avoid-flood-zone-to-limit-sea-level-rise

Flooding and the Somerset Levels and Moors http://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/valuing-nature-somerset-levels-and-moors-future

The rush to build one million new homes in England by 2020 is set to increase flooding by overwhelming drains https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/02/rush-to-build-new-homes-will-increase-flooding-experts-warn

Emergency management

Flood evacuees can go forward with class-action suit against province http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/class-action-flooding-manitoba-1.3956363

Possible nuclear fuel find raises hopes of Fukushima plant breakthrough https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/31/possible-nuclear-fuel-find-fukushima-plant?CMP=twt_a-world_b-gdnworld

In a recent landslide on Chandigarh-Shimla highway, a car was crushed https://chandigarhmetro.com/yes-landslide-chandigarh-shimla-highway-horryfying-pictures/

Identify and assess the water quality risks from extreme events http://www.waterra.stfi.re/project-details/158?sf=lgavwno&utm_content=buffered896&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#aa

Nearly $1 billion in losses claimed in Sevier Co. wildfires http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Nearly-1-billion-in-losses-claimed-in-Sevier-Co-wildfires-412187933.html

Latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-32-01

Flood, Move, Repeat: A Generational Story http://wwno.org/post/flood-move-repeat-generational-story

Report a Flooded Property app for UK emergency responders https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2017/02/report-flooded-property-app-emergency-responders/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_source=Twitter

New portable weather stations will improve fire intelligence http://www.environment.act.gov.au/home/latest_news/new-portable-weather-stations-will-improve-fire-intelligence

Elbow Park School reopens after four-year flood recovery project http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/elbow-park-school-reopens-after-four-year-flood-recovery-project

Disaster education, communications and engagement

ISeeChange app enables people to document their experiences with extreme heat, flooding, climate http://therealtimereport.com/2017/01/29/iseechange-and-nasa-launch-citizen-science-app/

Development and testing of a community flood resilience measurement tool http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/77/2017/nhess-17-77-2017.pdf

Home Sellers Should Disclose Flood History and Risk to Buyers http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/01/17/home-sellers-should-disclose-flood-history-and-risk-to-buyers

Artist Teams Up with NASA on Climate Education http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/01/artist-teams-up-with-nasa-on-climate-education/?utm_content=bufferba60d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

What is the difference between a tsunami and a tidal wave? https://www2.usgs.gov/faq/categories/9755/3141_home

Have a scientific passion? Become a citizen scientist https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/have-a-scientific-passion-become-a-citizen-scientist/2017/01/27/647e8a22-dcc9-11e6-918c-99ede3c8cafa_story.html?utm_term=.fe256f470f25

Total fire bans explained for city dwellers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-30/total-fire-bans-explained-for-city-dwellers/8220210

Coastal and Waterfront Smart Growth Guide https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/smart-growth.html

Hurricane Season: Here’s What to Expect http://www.livescience.com/57671-hurricane-season.html

Stroll Through the Story of GIS https://www.gislounge.com/stroll-through-the-story-of-gis/

Victims of 1953 floods remembered on anniversary with flowers at Felixstowe http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/gallery_victims_of_1953_floods_remembered_on_anniversary_with_flowers_at_felixstowe_1_4870896?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

How does a seismic station work? http://www.usarray.org/public/about/how

Province asks public for input on emergency flood channel http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/lake-st-martin-emergency-outlet-channel-input-1.3957680

Campaigners opposed to the design of Cork city’s massive flood defence scheme are planning a human chain protest to highlight their fears http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/human-chain-protest-to-highlight-fears-over-cork-citys-quay-flood-defences-441503.html

Introducing Zilient: A global resilience network https://www.zilient.org/?utm_content=bufferbb5c8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A 100-year flood means a 1 percent chance of flooding in any given year —not a flood only once in a century https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/nyregion/a-guide-to-flood-resistant-building-terms.html?_r=0

Landscape Photographer Jeff McPheeters Captures the Majestic Fury of Storms on the Great Plains http://www.shutterbug.com/content/landscape-photographer-jeff-mcpheeters-captures-majestic-fury-storms-great-plains#155OgA9y28r2vyT4.97

Safe Evacuation of Schools – Can Everyone Get Out https://evaculife.com.au/blog/safe_eveacuation_of_schools_can_everyone_get_out

Web mapping app for updating and sharing the current status of businesses in flooded areas http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcuser/fall-2016/crowdsourced-open-for-business-app-supports-flood-response

Social Media and Emergency Management

Digital in 2017 overview http://wearesocial.com/uk/blog/2017/01/digital-in-2017-global-overview

Social media competence is a critical communication tool for academics https://hbr.org/2016/06/how-academics-and-researchers-can-get-more-out-of-social-media

York Floods Report: lack of an official message on social media added to the confusion http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15042108.York_flood_inquiry__Sirens_proposed___Better_response_needed_next_time___See_the_complete_report_here/

24% of US social media users lack any confidence in these sites to protect their data http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/01/26/americans-and-cybersecurity/

Using social media to identify the network of climate influencers http://www.onalytica.com/blog/posts/cities4climate-power-influencer-engagement/

Tweets with hashtags clearly get more engagement than tweets without hashtags. One or two hashtags are optimum https://blog.thesocialms.com/twitter-statistics-you-cant-ignore/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Map visualises the climate change conversation on Twitter in 2016 https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-the-climate-change-conversation-on-twitter-in-2016

“Authentic and timely stories” aligned with Facebook’s wider efforts to combat the spread of fake news http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-business/facebook-updates-news-feed-algorithm-focus-authentic-and-timely-content

89% of newspaper reading is still in newsprint, with just 7% via mobile devices and 4% on PCs https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2017/jan/31/wouldnt-you-just-know-it-editors-are-better-than-algorithms?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Disaster psychology

Bourke Street Mall incident – Community anger and understanding tragedy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xRpU90_p20&feature=youtu.be

UK mental health study finds impacts of flooding are large, prolonged and extend beyond just those whose homes are flooded http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-4000-2

Fires Across Tasmania, One Year On http://www.oliviahickey.com/blog/2017/1/31/fires-across-tasmania-one-year-on

 

Today in disaster resilience (27 January 2017)

Please find a list of links to the latest disaster resilience news …

Current emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Jan 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Dukono, Reventador, Soufriere https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61255/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Jan-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Colima-Dukono-Reventador-Soufriere.html

Iran high-rise collapse kills 30 firefighters, injures 75 others https://www.ems1.com/fatal-incidents/articles/184971048-Iran-high-rise-collapse-kills-30-firefighters-injures-75-others/

Inside the deadly tornado outbreak that struck the South https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/01/23/inside-the-deadly-tornado-outbreak-that-struck-the-south/?utm_term=.6a0254ac5fa5

Papua New Guinea Earthquake: Did the M=7.9 shock trigger a distant M=5.6? http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/papua-new-guinea-earthquake-did-the-m7-9-quake-trigger-a-distant-m5-6-shock-2230/

Fires Blaze in Chile http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89496&src=twitter-nh

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Jan 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Popocatépetl, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61266/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Jan-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Colima-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sa.html

US storms kill 18 people in Georgia and Mississippi http://www.jokpeme.com/2017/01/us-storms-kill-18-people-in-georgia-and.html

Summer flooding rain and snow lashes New Zealand http://www.skymetweather.com/content/global-news/summer-flooding-rain-and-snow-lashes-new-zealand/

Widespread flooding, mudslides, evacuations as biggest storm in years batters California http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-new-storm-california-floods-muslides-snow-20170121-story.html

Severe flooding hits Philippines, at least 7 dead https://watchers.news/2017/01/17/flood-philippines-january-2017/

Tahiti flooding: Thousands left without power after heavy rain shuts down airport, forces evacuations http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-23/residents-evacuated-airport-closed-and-power-cut-off-in-tahiti/8205000

Chile Facing ‘Greatest Forest Disaster in Our History’ as Wildfires Rage https://www.wunderground.com/news/chile-wildfires-prompt-state-of-emergency?__prclt=BWumaLqN

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Jan 2017: Colima volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Erta Ale, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61298/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Jan-2017-Colima-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Erta-Ale-Sinabung-Sab.html

Mozambique: Casualties from bad weather rise to 44 http://clubofmozambique.com/news/casualties-bad-weather-rise-44-says-government-mozambique/

At Least 4 Reported Dead in California Storms http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/southern-california-pounded-intense-storm-flooding-44979378

Flood in Pahang worsens, number of victims nationwide increases http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2142641

Severe coastal flooding hits northern Cuba https://watchers.news/2017/01/25/severe-coastal-flooding-cuba-january-2017/

Disaster risk reduction

Flood Elevation Plan Sparks Concerns about Housing Affordability http://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/news/compliance-regulation/flood-elevation-plan-sparks-concerns-about-housing-affordability-1095026-1.html

Are global crises making our cities better? http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/10/architecture/global-crises-improving-public-spaces/index.html

Testing the use of viscous remanent magnetisation to date flood events http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/feart.2015.00001/full

Caves in central China show history of natural flood patterns http://www.geologypage.com/2017/01/caves-central-china-show-history-natural-flood-patterns.html

Multi-peril flood model for Vietnam http://www.jbarisk.com/vietnam

Northern Australia beset by floods but Indigenous groups warn of fire risk https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jan/25/northern-australia-beset-by-floods-but-indigenous-groups-warn-of-fire-risk?CMP=share_btn_tw

Opinion: Indigenous and Western science work together to make water-first decisions http://vancouversun.com/opinion/opinion-indigenous-and-western-science-work-together-to-make-water-first-decisions

Who are the men who say they can predict earthquakes? http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/national-news/88269767/Who-are-the-men-who-say-they-can-predict-earthquakes/

Honey, I shrunk Everest: Scientists to test if Nepal earthquake reduced height of tallest peak https://www.rt.com/viral/374960-everest-science-nepal-india/

Re/insurance saves up to four times its equivalent in emergency response https://www.reinsurancene.ws/reinsurance-saves-four-times-equivalent-emergency-response-un/

Assessing disaster risk in Europe and Central Asia – what did we learn? http://blogs.worldbank.org/europeandcentralasia/assessing-disaster-risk-europe-and-central-asia-what-did-we-learn?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

Simple actions to help protect homes in England from flooding are still being ignored by government, MPs say http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38721486

Mekong Delta shifts strategy, takes advantage of benefits of flooding http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/environment/171432/mekong-delta-shifts-strategy–takes-advantage-of-benefits-of-flooding.html

A report into severe flooding in York in December 2015 has called for better warning systems to be put in place https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/12456/york_flood_inquiry_main_report

Homes built on floodplains – needs must be balanced by risk http://geosmartinfo.co.uk/homes-built-on-flood-plains-needs-must-be-balanced-by-risk/

Living Planet Report 2016 http://awsassets.panda.org/downloads/lpr_living_planet_report_2016.pdf

Scientists think we’re closer to self-destruction than we have been since the 1950s https://qz.com/895423/doomsday-clock-is-set-to-2-5-minutes-to-midnight-scitenists-blame-trump-putin-nuclear-war-and-global-warming-as-major-threats-to-humanity/?utm_campaign=Contact+Quiboat+For+More+Referrer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=quiboat

Halting tsunamis by using deep-ocean sound waves to rob them of their amplitude and height http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/deep-ocean-sound-wave-tsunami/

ISciences Global Water Monitor & Forecast January, 2017 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/1/13/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-january-2017

‘Farmland deserves to be protected from flooding’ http://www.nfuonline.com/assets/92430

Building to the Sky, With a Plan for Rising Waters https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/nyregion/resilient-design-american-copper-buildings-weather-flooding.html?_r=0

Emergency management

Internal poll for Public Safety reveals lack of awareness among Canadians about flood compensation http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/flood-insurance-basement-disaster-compensation-goodale-feltmate-1.3941023

Placing Pacific women at the forefront of disaster planning and response http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2017/1/feature-pacific-women-disaster-planning-and-response

Preparing for week after huge earthquake https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/preparing-week-after-huge-earthquake

Dubai Launches Floating Fire/Civil Defense Center http://www.emsworld.com/news/12297531/dubai-launches-floating-fire-civil-defense-center

Review of fatal Twisp fire calls for more training, possible change to policy on protecting rural homes http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jan/22/review-of-fatal-twisp-fire-calls-for-more-training/

Fort McMurray wildfire: Study pegs cost of lost buildings, income and environmental damage at $8.9B http://globalnews.ca/news/3187254/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-study-pegs-cost-of-lost-buildings-income-and-environmental-damage-at-9-5b/

How Ho-Hum Was the Western Pacific Typhoon Season? http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/How-Ho-Hum-Was-the-Western-Pacific-Typhoon-Season-/

The mission of the project was to evaluate the response of a large-scale emergency http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Local-state-agencies-participate-in-planned-mock-disaster-Monday.html?utm_content=bufferb7ca6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A man has been charged over allegedly starting a blaze that burned out more than 30 hectares of land in the New South Wales Hunter Valley near Kurri Kurri http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-24/man-arrested-over-out-of-control-fire-in-nsw-hunter-valley/8207098

Firefighting resources to be cut to make $2 million in savings http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/firefighting-resources-to-be-cut-to-make-2-million-in-savings-20170125-gtycob.html

“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/01/26/%E2%80%9Cpeople%E2%80%99s-science%E2%80%9D-how-west-african-communities-fought-ebola-epidemic-and-won

The Making of Emergency Management as a Profession http://www.govtech.com/em/training/The-Making-of-a-Profession.html?utm_content=buffer09f7e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Volcanic sonic boom – What, why and how? http://www.volcanicsapphire.com/2017/01/volcanic-sonic-boom-what-why-and-how/

‘Floods and Freezes’ exhibition at Spelthorne Museum showcases fascinating photos from 1947 to 2014 http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/floods-freezes-exhibition-spelthorne-museum-12468170

Lifelong learning is really the only option http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/01/10-reasons-why-lifelong-learning-is-the-only-option/

Fire safety programs and outreach http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/emergency-services/ottawa-fire-services/fire-safety-programs-and-outreach

Twentieth anniversary of Dandenong Ranges fire http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/twentieth-anniversary-of-dandenong-ranges-fire.html

2 free articles from February issue of EARTH! http://www.americangeosciences.org/geotimes/2-free-articles-february-issue-earth-mondaymotivation

Real-time earthquake map http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

Fire season prompts biosecurity warning http://www.lbn.org.au/2017/01/23/fire-season-prompts-biosecurity-warning/?platform=hootsuite

New issue of Lithosphere online http://lithosphere.gsapubs.org/content/9/1.toc?etoc

Eastenders bus crash: a realistic portrayal of a disaster? https://preparednessthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/eastenders-bus-crash-a-realistic-portrayal-of-a-disaster/

Unusual Sources of Tsunamis – From Krakatoa to Monterey Bay https://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/

“Be Prepared” – In The Home http://www.whatcomready.org/be-prepared-in-the-home/

California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/atmospheric-rivers-california-megaflood-lessons-from-forgotten-catastrophe/

Use this online service to find out how likely it is that a place in England could flood in the future https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-flood-risk/

This dynamic earth: a teaching companion https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/file_mngr/file-139/This_Dynamic_Planet-Teaching_Companion_Packet.pdf

Tips On Protecting Pets From Flooding http://www.foundanimals.org/tips-protecting-pets-flooding/

Disaster psychology

The trauma of the Granville train disaster – Forty years of missing John http://www.nurseuncut.com.au/the-trauma-of-the-granville-train-disaster/

One disaster response aspect that often gets overlooked: emotional recovery https://redcrosschat.org/2017/01/23/disaster-happens-next/?utm_source=arctwitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=disaster

How Being Part of a Crowd Can Change You For the Better http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/01/how-being-part-of-a-crowd-can-change-you-for-the-better.html?mid=twitter-share-scienceofus

Social capital and disasters

You and your neighbors can help each other more in a crisis than the government http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/the-secret-to-surviving-a-disaster-could-start-next-door/74653

Today in disaster resilience (20 January 2017)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Freak storm brings ‘twister’, flash flooding to Queensland http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/freak-storm-brings-twister-flash-flooding-to-queensland/news-story/5a5954348d48c0c8a085ad9396f303a7?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=News.com.au&utm_medium=Twitter

‘The worst isn’t over’: Thai south still inundated as flood death toll hits 40 https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/01/worst-isnt-thai-south-still-inundated-flood-death-toll-hits-40/

Mudslides, Flooding Reported in Southern California as New Levee Failure Fears Arise in Sacramento County https://weather.com/news/weather/news/atmospheric-river-california-impacts

Will this week’s floods be like 1996? http://koin.com/2017/01/16/will-this-weeks-floods-be-like-1996/

#FloodPH: Areas in Cagayan de Oro where forced evacuation is ordered http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/158562-list-areas-cagayan-de-oro-preemptive-evacuation-enforced-flooding

Earthquake rocks Tennant Creek http://www.ntnews.com.au/lifestyle/earthquake-rocks-tennant-creek/news-story/632f661d5c820d86ef34507bafc5074b

In early January 2017 two winter storms brought extreme weather to many parts of Europe http://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/Images/ImageLibrary/DAT_3334205.html

German Baltic coast hit by storm surge flooding http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38516687

Snowy central Italy hit by four earthquakes felt in Rome http://news.sky.com/story/strong-earthquake-felt-in-rome-and-central-italy-region-10733082

NSW bushfires: Hunter Valley fires which left homes ablaze being treated as ‘very suspicious’ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-18/homes-ablaze-as-firefighters-tackle-hunter-valley-bushfires/8191438

2 killed, others feared dead after avalanche buries Italian hotel http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/19/europe/italy-avalanche-earthquake-deaths/index.html

Earthquake triggers deadly avalanche in Italy http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/earthquake-triggers-deadly-avalanche-in-italy-2211/

Death toll from California’s winter storms continues to rise http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-rain-season-deaths-20170117-story.html

Disaster risk reduction

Mismatched Flood Control System Compounds Water Woes in Southern Bangladesh https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2017/01/mismatched-flood-control-system-compounds-water-woes-southern-bangladesh/

The Challenge of Timely, Responsive and Rigorous Ethics Review of Disaster Research http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0157142

Global Platform host Mexico is icon of risk management http://www.unisdr.org/archive/51521

Uzbekistan moves towards proactive approach to Disaster Risk Management http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/51504

By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to be urban https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/the-10-fastest-growing-megacities-in-the-world/

Mount Rainier to get new digital-warning system for massive mudflows http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/mount-rainier-to-get-new-digital-warning-system-for-massive-mudflows/

What’s Keeping Those Freeway Interchanges Up In An Earthquake? http://laist.com/2017/01/16/caltrans_retrofitting_program.php

Using Archives of Past Floods to Estimate Future Flood Hazards https://eos.org/meeting-reports/using-archives-of-past-floods-to-estimate-future-flood-hazards

NASA study finds a relationship between wildfire and drought https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2017/01/12/nasa-study-finds-a-relationship-between-wildfire-and-drought

Surrey’s local flood risk management strategy https://www.surreysays.co.uk/ceo-communications/surrey-s-local-flood-risk-management-strategy/

Future shock – the failure to learn from the 2015 earthquake in Nepal http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/01/16/future-shock/

Heatwaves hit the most disadvantaged Australians the hardest http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/30/3974586.htm

Flood mitigation under EPCOR could lead to higher utility rates in Edmonton: report http://globalnews.ca/news/3179370/flood-mitigation-under-epcor-could-lead-to-higher-utility-rates-in-edmonton-report/

Tectonic summaries of magnitude 7 and greater earthquakes from 2000 to 2015 https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20161192

Understanding geomorphic response to hydrological events: filling the data gaps http://www.centa.org.uk/themes/dynamic-earth/lb2/

Urban resilience is the ability of a city to survive, adapt, and grow http://action.100resilientcities.org/page/content/catalyzing-the-urban-resilience-market/#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMid1PWI%3D/

Floodplains can’t do their job any more http://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13279-climate-change-impact-of-land-management-on-flood-risk-ignored-for-too-long

Flood most damaging peril of 2016, causing nearly one-third of $210bn global economic losses http://aon.mediaroom.com/2017-01-17-Flood-most-damaging-peril-of-2016-causing-nearly-one-third-of-210bn-global-economic-losses-according-to-Aon-catastrophe-report

Fraud, cyber, and security incidents are now the ‘new normal’ for companies across the world http://www.continuitycentral.com/index.php/news/erm-news/1702-report-reviews-risk-incident-trends

Building resilience to cyclones and drought in Myanmar includes promoting and encouraging gender equality https://plan-uk.org/standing-up-for-equal-pay-empowering-women-through-our-disaster-resilience-work

From Flood Control to Water Management: A Journey of Bangladesh towards Integrated Water Resources Management http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/9/1/55

State of Utah will pay the costs of catastrophic fires in exchange for local governments implementing prevention, preparedness and mitigation actions

https://fireadaptednetwork.org/key-principles-behind-utahs-new-wildfire-policy-municipalities-risk-distribution/

2017 Global Infectious Diseases Threats to the United States http://blogs.plos.org/speakingofmedicine/2016/12/22/2017-global-infectious-diseases-threats-to-the-united-states/

Chicago’s New Sensor-Based Stormwater Management System http://datasmart.ash.harvard.edu/news/article/how-a-smart-city-tackles-rainfall-956

Emergency management

Are we ready for disaster? http://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2017/01/14/are-we-ready-for-disaster/

Volunteer fire department struggles reflect larger problem https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/160918018-Volunteer-fire-department-struggles-reflect-larger-problem/

Ontario firefighters’ battle over volunteer work heads to union trial http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-firefighters-battle-over-volunteer-work-heads-to-trial/article33630944/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links

US disasters by the numbers http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/disaster-stats-by-the-numbers.html?utm_content=bufferc36aa&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Visually impaired experiences of earthquakes highlight gaps in disaster preparedness http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/national/88048003/Visually-impaired-experiences-of-earthquakes-highlight-gaps-in-disaster-preparedness

Quantitative Comparison Between Crowd Models for Evacuation Planning and Evaluation https://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.0366v2.pdf

Financial impact of Fort McMurray wildfire reaches $9.5 billion: study http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/financial-impact-of-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-reaches-9-5-billion-study-1.3245055?hootPostID=b71f0ac1a593d166bfc0cb30c227d2bd

Japan nearly doubles Fukushima disaster-related cost to $188 billion http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tepco-fukushima-costs-idUSKBN13Y047

Drones can spark bushfires and hinder aerial support, DFES warns http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-17/firefighters-warn-drones-could-interfere-with-water-bombing/8188224

Chilean Gov’t to Indemnize Affected People by Tsunami http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8163&SEO=chilean-govt-to-indemnize-affected-people-by-tsunami

Mayor welcomes record business confidence despite earthquakes http://www.voxy.co.nz/business/5/272959

NCAR Ensemble Forecasts http://ensemble.ucar.edu/

Chile’s M=7.7 earthquake Christmas gift: A ferocious start, but it fizzled http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/chiles-m7-7-earthquake-christmas-gift-a-ferocious-start-but-it-fizzled-2162/

Sevier County wildfire losses near $1 billion http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/tennessee/2017/01/18/sevier-county-fires-spark-insurance-claims-842m-well-above-500m-estimate/96727112/

High-reliability organizing and the language of wildland fire managers http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08941920.2015.1014590?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Hunter Valley bushfire survivor describes how a ‘fireball’ threatened his home during emergency situation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-19/hunter-valley-bushfire-survivor-describes-seeing-a-fireball/8194400

Flood disasters more than double across Europe in 35 years https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/19/flood-disasters-more-than-double-across-europe-in-35-years

Disaster education, communications and engagement

47% of American homes and 31% of Australians rely solely on mobile phones http://www.canberratimes.com.au/technology/sci-tech/the-long-inexorable-decline-of-the-landline-in-australia-20161221-gtfjsp.html

Nepal marks 19th Earthquake Safety Day amid growing fears of quake http://www.myrepublica.com/news/13155

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD) http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/watch-the-destruction-of-pompeii-by-mount-vesuvius-re-created-with-computer-animation-79-ad.html

Weather: Beaufort scale http://linkis.com/www.youtube.com/EewaX

In the Age of Resilience https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/in-the-age-of-resilience/?utm_source=social%20media&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_content=RF%20Blog

First mathematical model that accurately reproduces the patterns that innovations follow https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603366/mathematical-model-reveals-the-patterns-of-how-innovations-arise/?utm_content=buffer5b999&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Engaging Communities In New Hampshire To Strengthen Resilience https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/stories/newfields.html?utm_source=SocialMedia&utm_campaign=Northeast17&utm_medium=SocialMedia

NASA Earth Science Data: Yours to Use, Fully and Without Restrictions https://earthdata.nasa.gov/nasa-data-policy

The Importance of Storytelling in Science http://blogs.plos.org/ecology/2016/12/30/the-importance-of-storytelling-in-science/#.WGw607_rjDA.twitter

Turn Around Don’t Drown http://tadd.weather.gov/

New Climate Change Learning Modules on Health and Cities Now Available Online! http://www.uncclearn.org/news/new-climate-change-learning-modules-health-and-cities-now-available-online

Social media and emergency management

Facebook is introducing new tools in Germany to help combat the spread of fabricated news stories http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38631847

Virtual reality is going to be a key topic of discussion in social media circles in 2017 http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-business/facebook-conducts-new-research-benefits-social-virtual-reality

School fires web co-ordinator for correcting a student’s bad grammar on Twitter http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/school-fires-web-coordinator-for-correcting-a-students-bad-grammar-on-twitter/news-story/d3afc91c3ac2e2e849ac29117928f7b4

Digital immortality enabled by social networking sites http://discoversociety.org/2017/01/03/shadows-of-the-dead-social-media-and-our-changing-relationship-with-the-departed/?utm_content=buffer5b16f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tweets with one or two hashtags get more attention than tweets with less or more hashtags https://blog.thesocialms.com/truth-hashtags-when-where-how-many/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

The Complete Guide to Nonprofit Social Media: Strategy and Design Tips for Success https://designschool.canva.com/blog/social-media-for-nonprofits/?utm_content=bufferfd44d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Could Facebook save your life in a disaster? https://www.wired.com/2016/11/facebook-disaster-response/

Measuring the Best Times to Post on Social Media http://sproutsocial.com/insights/best-times-to-post-on-social-media/

“We mostly use emojis like gestures, as a way of enhancing emotional expressions” http://psychcentral.com/news/2017/01/18/emojis-and-emoticons-help-explain-personality/115283.html?li_source=LI&li_medium=hot-topics&utm_content=buffer48e68&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster psychology

Natural disasters can bring out the best in human beings https://hipgive.org/what-powerful-lessons-can-we-learn-from-natural-disasters/

PTSD symptoms and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among firefighters http://www.journalofpsychiatricresearch.com/article/S0022-3956(16)30295-3/abstract

 

Today in disaster resilience (2 December 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Nov 2016: Colima volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono, Sabancaya, Copahue https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/60116/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Nov-2016-Colima-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Sabancaya-Copah.html

Qatar hit by widespread flooding http://conceptnewscentral.com/index.php/2016/11/27/qatar-hit-widespread-flooding/

Italy – Floods Ease in North, 2 Missing After Storm in Sicily http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-floods-ease-north-2-missing-storm-sicily

Less than two hours rainfall causes major flooding in Lagos http://wuzupnaija.com/2016/11/28/less-than-two-hours-rainfall-causes-major-flooding-in-lagos-see-photos-and-video/

Drought and high winds fuel ‘apocalyptic’ wildfire http://mashable.com/2016/11/29/wildfire-apocalypse-gatlinburg-tennessee/?utm_cid=hp-h-1#nKCBw3wsDqqI

Volcanic activity worldwide 29 Nov 2016: Popocatépetl volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabanca https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/60187/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-29-Nov-2016-Popocatepetl-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabanca.html

Greece – Floods in Central and Western Areas Leave 1 Dead http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-floods-zakynthos-november-2016

Chapecoense air crash: Leaked tape shows plane ‘ran out of fuel’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38160713

Wildfire death toll rises to 7 http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/tennessee/2016/11/30/gatlinburg-assesses-wildfire-damage/94665376/

Saudi Arabia deserts covered in snow, followed by deadly floods https://watchers.news/2016/11/30/snow-flood-saudi-arabia-november-2016/

Floods strike western Turkey after downpours https://www.sott.net/article/335215-Floods-strike-western-Turkey-after-downpours

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Dec 2016: Popocatépetl volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Sabancaya, Langila, Copahue https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/60232/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Dec-2016-Popocatepetl-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Sabancaya-Langila-Copah.html

Twisters Cause Fatalities and Damage across Several States http://www.firefighternation.com/articles/2016/12/twisters-cause-fatalities-and-damage-across-several-states.html?utm_content=buffer81a45&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster risk reduction

First major upgrade to the Australian Rainfall and Runoff Guidelines in 30 years http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/first-major-upgrade-to-the-australian-rainfall-and-runoff-guidelines-in-30-years?utm_source=2016-promotion&utm_medium=sliderbanner&utm_content=guidelines-revised-button&utm_campaign=ARR

Extreme weather events can be modelled as “independent” by global reinsurers, Lloyd’s and Met Office study confirms http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/extreme-weather-events-can-modelled-independent-global-reinsurers-lloyds-met-office-study-confirms-1004104624/

Flood spending decisions ‘perverse’, Green Alliance says http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38126030

The ShakeOut Earthquake Scenario – A Story That Southern Californians Are Writing https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/cir1324

Researchers find biggest exposed fault on Earth http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/researchers-find-biggest-exposed-fault-on-earth

Park and flood: why do we let planners pave over our green valleys? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/28/park-flood-planners-joni-mitchell?CMP=share_btn_tw

Tanzanians pay dearly as tenants in flood-prone slum http://news.trust.org/item/20161124140346-vggzo/

Smarter flood risk management in England: Investing in resilient catchments http://www.green-alliance.org.uk/resources/Smarter_flood_management.pdf

End the tyranny of ignorance on disaster risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/51072?utm_content=buffer9a42b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Gaps in flood insurance jeopardize tens of thousands in Ohio http://www.10tv.com/article/gaps-flood-insurance-jeopardize-tens-thousands-ohio

The way humans have used land in the Sierra has had more effect on fire behavior than climate change https://ww2.kqed.org/science/2016/11/28/study-finds-surprising-culprit-drives-forest-fire-behavior/

Increase in fire potential is predominantly in grassland areas of Victoria and New South Wales http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/23

Experts warn against underestimating heatwave threat http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-01/experts-warn-against-underestimating-heatwave-threat/8081264

9% of homes built in England last year ‘in areas at high risk of flooding’ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3986356/9-homes-built-England-year-areas-high-risk-flooding.html

Reinsurers face growth opportunity in US flood risk http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/reinsurers-face-growth-opportunity-in-us-flood-risk-10443

Conducting research in the context of global health emergencies: identifying key ethical and governance issues http://nuffieldbioethics.org/project/workshop-research-global-health-emergencies/background-paper/

Quantifying lahar damage using numerical modelling http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/nhess-2016-282/nhess-2016-282.pdf

Earthquake Hazard: What Has New Zealand’s Kaikoura Earthquake Taught Us So Far? http://www.rms.com/blog/2016/12/01/earthquake-hazard-what-has-new-zealands-kaikoura-earthquake-taught-us-so-far/

We have ignored the impact of land management on flood risk for too long https://greenallianceblog.org.uk/2016/11/29/we-have-ignored-the-impact-of-land-management-on-flood-risk-for-too-long/

Emergency management

New Zealand earthquake damage map: Images reveal massive destruction http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/new-zealand-earthquake-damage-map-1830/

Geo-boffins say ‘quake moved New Zealand by 8m at 3km/second http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/27/geoboffin_say_quake_moved_new_zealand_by_8m_at_3kmsecond/?mt=1480282377344

The burning investigation into whether the 2013 NSW infernos were deliberate http://www.smh.com.au/good-weekend/the-burning-investigation-into-whether-the-2013-nsw-infernos-were-deliberate-20161123-gswalg.html

EH&S to Lead UNC System-Wide Exercise on Hurricane, Disaster Response in 2017 http://uncw.edu/news/2016/11/ehs-to-lead-unc-system-wide-exercise-on-hurricane,-disaster-response-in-2017.html

Latest issue of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management features research on heatwave and building community resilience during cyclone http://us14.campaign-archive2.com/?u=181a5c1f0ece823d9f8447360&id=a144a6b2ba&e=e38cada5d5

Fire camera system helps firefighters respond to catastrophic wildfires http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/51131

NASA Calculates Record-Setting Hurricane Otto’s Rainfall in Nicaragua and Costa Rica https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/td16-atlantic-ocean

Large-Loss fires in the United States in 2015 http://www.nfpa.org/news-and-research/publications/nfpa-journal/2016/november-december-2016/features/large-loss-fires-2015

Government announces emergency legislation for Kaikoura earthquake recovery http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/86976950/government-announces-emergency-legislation-for-kaikoura-earthquake-recovery

Beaches devastated by extreme storms showing little signs of recovery, study shows http://phys.org/news/2016-11-beaches-devastated-extreme-storms-recovery.html

Latest edition of the Australian Red Cross’s ‘Resilience’ newsletter http://supporteracquisitiondevelopment.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/r/FC5B589E3094B0422540EF23F30FEDED/A202927B127A4B6CDCC9454293137CA2

Helping Australia’s Deaf community get ready for disasters http://publications.redcross.org.au/helping-australias-deaf-community-prepare-for-disasters/

A new research project seeking to build disaster resilience in homeless populations has begun http://publications.redcross.org.au/building-disaster-resilience-for-the-homeless/

‘It’s heartbreaking’: First of 17 homes in Sydney (Canada) flood zone demolished http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/it-s-heartbreaking-first-of-17-homes-in-sydney-flood-zone-demolished-1.3180746#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=UktpgjU

‘Massive efforts’ under way in flood-hit northern DPRK require additional support – UN https://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=55660

Soldiers On 24-Hour Flood Standby Over Christmas http://forces.tv/98595996#.WD8nEJTJJvU.twitter

Cumbria Flood Action Plan https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1oNu22ruvMtD2Y8TGtZukC-5kY8Y&ll=54.56314311474966%2C-3.1422870886406145&z=9

Campaigners call for closer examination of the cause of the Cumbrian floods http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Campaigners-call-for-closer-examination-of-the-cause-of-the-Cumbrian-floods-3654b238-9535-47c5-933f-133adcd592cc-ds

Earthquake-sensing mobile app MyShake captures hundreds of temblors large and small https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/01/earthquake-sensing-mobile-app-myshake-captures-hundreds-of-temblors-large-and-small/

Shrugging Off a Hurricane: A Three Hundred Year Old Culture of Disaster Resilience http://www.rms.com/blog/2016/11/16/shrugging-off-a-hurricane-a-three-hundred-year-old-culture-of-disaster-resilience/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Flood of memories in Chennai http://www.dtnext.in/News/City/2016/12/01115502/1022637/Flood-of-memories.vpf?TId=112132

Unbreakable: Building the Resilience of the Poor in the Face of Natural Disasters https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/25335

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development course http://www.stockholmresilience.org/education/masters-programme.html

View current and past tropical cyclones near Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/history/tracks/index.shtml?cid=007tw15

The Best New Maps, According to Cartographers http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/best-new-maps-atlas-design/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_tw20161124news-maps&utm_campaign=Content&sf42627530=1

Cost and outcomes associated with participating in the Community Fireguard Program : Experiences from the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420915300443

A new tool in disaster resilience education http://publications.redcross.org.au/new-tool-in-disaster-resilience-education/

Conservation social science: Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320716305328

Communicating flood risks in a changing climate: nine principles for promoting public engagement https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/global-initiative-on-community-based-adaptation-gicba/communicating-flood-risks-in-a-changing-climate

“Belo Monte: After the Flood” | A New Film About Dams in the Amazon https://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/belo-monte-after-the-flood-a-new-film-about-dams-in-the-amazon-11580

Civil Defence slams controversial ‘triangle of life’ earthquake survival technique http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/87033356/civil-defence-slams-controversial-triangle-of-life-earthquake-survival-technique

A landmark global map shows nearly every human settlement on Earth http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/New_map_offers_precise_snapshot_of_human_life_on_Earth

Currently in England and Wales there is no systematic or statutory flood education programme in schools http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/files/2016/12/Children-Young-People-and-Flooding-Report-Final.pdf

MyShake: Initial observations from a global smartphone seismic network http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL070955/full

“Let’s make a little film about flooding” – and he found resilient communities https://thetopofthetree.uk/2016/08/30/this-film-im-making/

In Bangladesh, both the government and aid groups are working in schools to educate students about disasters and climate change http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-bangladesh-climatechange-disaster-edu-idUKKBN13P0YM

Social media and emergency management

Roughly one-quarter of US online adults use Twitter http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/11/11/social-media-update-2016/?utm_content=buffere5858&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Facebook creates Community Help tool so users can aid each other after disasters http://mashable.com/2016/11/17/facebook-community-help/#62.1QoQY2EqO

Social media does not distinguish between fact and fiction http://www.forbes.com/sites/markcohen1/2016/11/27/law-in-the-age-of-social-media/#3544bcb87cd3

Only one-third of the world is connected to the internet but Facebook is seeking to change that http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-business/facebook-looking-expand-reach-india-and-china-too

Online volunteers provide up-to-date disaster geographic information http://news.trust.org/item/20161130184701-z3j6n/

Misinformation on social media: Can technology save us? https://theconversation.com/misinformation-on-social-media-can-technology-save-us-69264

Smartphones and social media correct inaccurate disaster reporting http://mashable.com/2016/12/01/how-publications-can-prepare-for-citizen-reporting/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#f7oAb.bZMOqQ

Psychology and disasters

Firefighters discuss PTSD, emotional toll of career https://www.firerescue1.com/health/articles/146831018-Firefighters-discuss-PTSD-emotional-toll-of-career/?utm_content=buffer2f138&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Psychosocial preparedness: helping people get ready for disasters http://publications.redcross.org.au/psychosocial-preparedness-for-disasters/

Social capital and disasters

Six-year study of mental toll from Australia’s worst bushfire shows social ties are key to resilience and recovery https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/black-saturday-the-hidden-costs

Social ties help sow the seeds for bushfire recovery http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/social-ties-help-sow-the-seeds-for-bushfire-recovery-20161127-gsyvdg.html