Today in disaster resilience (28 September 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Tunisia floods kill at least 4, cause major damage http://uk.businessinsider.com/ap-tunisia-floods-kill-at-least-4-cause-major-damage-2018-9/?r=AU&IR=T

‘It’s pretty devastating’: Ottawa family left to pick up pieces after tornado levels home https://globalnews.ca/news/4479219/ottawa-tornado-levels-home/

44 dead as Florence-weary Carolinas face more flooding and rising rivers https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/22/us/florence-carolinas-flooding-saturday-wxc/index.html

Rains, Flash Floods Claim Eight Lives In North India https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2018/09/24/rains-pound-north-india-8-killed-in-j-k-hp-hry#gs.bEoPHq0

Thousands in South Carolina brace for post-Florence flooding https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-florence/thousands-urged-to-flee-ahead-of-post-florence-flooding-in-south-carolina-idUSKCN1M305N

Environment Canada confirms 3 tornadoes and 2 downbursts in Ottawa, Ontario https://watchers.news/2018/09/25/environment-canada-confirms-3-tornadoes-and-2-downbursts-in-ottawa-ontario/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Worst floods since 1995 claim lives of 25 people, over 1 100 stranded, Himachal Pradesh, India https://watchers.news/2018/09/25/worst-floods-since-1995-claim-lives-of-25-people-over-1-100-stranded-himachal-pradesh-india/

Nigeria – Floods Affect Half a Million as Death Toll Rises http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-september-2018-update

Mexico – 7 Dead, 8 Missing After Flash Floods in Michoacán http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-flash-floods-michoacan-september-2018

After Florence, South Carolinians brace for record flooding https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/historic-after-florence-south-carolinians-brace-record-flooding-n913036

Flash floods hit Connecticut turning roads into rivers https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/flash-floods-hit-connecticut-turning-roads-rivers/

Niger flood death toll up to 42: UN https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6216283/Niger-flood-death-toll-42-UN.html

Super Typhoon Trami heads for Japan as US flooding remains https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/26/world-weatherwatch-super-typhoon-trami-heads-for-japan-as-us-flooding-remains

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Sep 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70782/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Sep-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Krakatau-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The ludicrous gulf between our climate change goals and reality, in one chart https://www.vox.com/2016/8/18/12520344/climate-change-goals-reality-one-chart

‘It’s hyped up’: Climate deniers in the path of Hurricane Florence https://grist.org/article/its-hyped-up-climate-deniers-in-the-path-of-hurricane-florence/

How much the vanishing ice will make global sea levels rise https://graphics.reuters.com/CLIMATECHANGE-GREENLAND-CHALLENGES/010080EH0V0/index.html

UN lacks plan to help climate migrants, finds internal report http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/09/21/un-lacks-plan-help-climate-migrants-finds-internal-report/

Florence and the 5 stages of climate change acceptance https://thebulletin.org/2018/09/florence-and-the-5-stages-of-climate-change-acceptance/

Documentary data and the study of the past droughts: an overview of the state of the art worldwide https://www.clim-past-discuss.net/cp-2018-118/

City resiliency in the face of climate change https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/2018663866/city-resiliency-in-the-face-of-climate-change

‘We’re moving to higher ground’: America’s era of climate mass migration is here https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/24/americas-era-of-climate-mass-migration-is-here

The Long Hot Summer: Part 1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csxlq9

Country-level social cost of carbon https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0282-y

Globe had its fifth warmest August and June–August on record https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201808

New study reconciles a dispute about how fast global warming will happen https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/sep/24/new-study-reconciles-a-dispute-about-how-fast-global-warming-will-happen?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

On the time evolution of climate sensitivity and future warming https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018EF000889

Florence floods damaged thousands more homes because of sea level rise, study shows https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article218944875.html

Google’s New Tool to Fight Climate Change https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/09/google-climate-change-greenhouse-gas-emissions/571144/?utm_source=twb

Global warming isn’t just a natural cycle https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/09/global-warming-isnt-just-a-natural-cycle/

Years-Long Debate Over Sea Level Rise And Real Estate In N.C. Is Getting A Wake-Up From Hurricane Florence https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/commercial-real-estate/did-north-carolina-favor-development-over-sea-level-warnings-93239

73% of Australians are concerned about climate change, up from 66% in 2017 http://www.tai.org.au/content/climate-nation-2018

New Climate Debate: How to Adapt to the End of the World https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-26/new-climate-debate-how-to-adapt-to-the-end-of-the-world

The Climate Crisis And Your Health: Infectious Disease https://below2c.org/2018/09/the-climate-crisis-and-your-health-infectious-disease/

We haven’t reached climate despair just yet. We can still save ourselves https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/the-case-against-climate-despair

World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/26/global-warming-climate-change-targets-un-report?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Warm waters boosted 2017’s major hurricane tally, study says https://phys.org/news/2018-09-boosted-major-hurricane-tally.html

Dominica: Striving Towards Climate Resilience http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/Dominica_Striving_Towards_Climate_Resilience.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

Little-known flood-control district asks Denver metro voters for first tax hike https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/13/denver-metro-flood-control-district-tax-hike/

After the Big One: Understanding aftershock risk https://earth.stanford.edu/news/after-big-one-understanding-aftershock-risk

‘First salvo’: Lines drawn as battle over raising Warragamba Dam begins https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/first-salvo-lines-drawn-as-battle-over-raising-warragamba-dam-begins-20180920-p5050c.html

Lost for Words Amongst Disaster Risk Science Vocabulary? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-018-0188-3

The Amazon is flooding five times more often than it used to https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/09/19/The-Amazon-is-flooding-five-times-more-often-than-it-used-to/9691537384801/

Too many Indian cities flood every monsoon https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/too-many-indian-cities-flood-every-monsoon/article24994808.ece

Mind the Gap: Reconciling Mitigation and Recovery in Home Buyout Programs https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/147?

Preparing to Research Hurricane Florence https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/early-reconnaissance-preparing-to-research-hurricane-florence?

Disaster-prone Asia must not cut corners on critical infrastructure http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=76a4960d-4f9a-43cd-9731-fb1872bf1a76

Kerala floods: IIT professor identifies four major factors https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/kerala-floods-iit-professor-four-major-factors-for-disaster/article25021967.ece

New NASA Study Able To Track Hurricane Harvey Storm Water With GPS https://sciencetrends.com/new-nasa-study-able-to-track-hurricane-harvey-storm-water-with-gps/

60 Minutes program on Dutch stormwater management https://www.cbsnews.com/news/storm-water-management-dutch-solution-henk-ovink-hurricane-florence-damage-60-minutes/

New earthquake risk model could better inform disaster planning https://phys.org/news/2018-09-earthquake-disaster.html

Peter Head on systems-thinking for planning resilience in the Hunter https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/innovation/design/peter-head-systems-thinking-planning-hunter/101017

What happens when you buy a house in a disaster zone – and no one told you? https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/sep/25/property-on-floodplain-laws-rights-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

How Serbia transformed its approach to disaster risk management https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbw8DhkRzZo

North Carolina flooding soaks federal taxpayers all over again https://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/articles/north-carolina-flooding-soaks-federal-taxpayers-all-over-again

First Street Foundation: Analyzing the risks, causes and solutions to sea level rise and flooding https://firststreet.org/

Linking technology and community early warning: UNDP and People in Need to extend disaster early warning for Koh Kong and Sihanoukville communities http://adaptation-undp.org/linking-technology-and-community-early-warning-undp-and-people-need-extend-disaster-early-warning

Leading the Way to a More Resilient Future http://100resilientcities.org/leading-way-resilient-future/

Untangling Complex Systems: A Grand Challenge for Science https://comdig.unam.mx/2018/09/25/untangling-complex-systems-a-grand-challenge-for-science-pier-luigi-gentili/

Uncharted territory: Why the magnitude of the flooding yet to come is so uncertain https://wpde.com/news/local/uncharted-territory-why-the-magnitude-of-the-flooding-yet-to-come-is-so-uncertain

Philippine official proposes cooperation with Taiwan on flood management http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201809240011.aspx

Mapping the 2018 East Africa floods from space with smapr https://www.r-bloggers.com/mapping-the-2018-east-africa-floods-from-space-with-smapr/

Re-Charge Pakistan: PM Imran approves project for utilization of flood waters https://arynews.tv/en/re-charge-pakistan-pm-imran-approves-project-for-utilization-of-flood-waters/

Florence loss estimates vary wildly between £2.8bn and $11bn https://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/florence-loss-estimates-vary-wildly-between-2-8bn-and-11bn-16526

Building sustainable and resilient cities http://urbanresiliencehub.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WCD-Concept-Note2.pdf

The terrifying, destructive force of glacial floods – and the growing threat to millions https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/26/terrifying-destructive-force-glacial-floods-growing-threat/

Swedish delegates visit Hull to learn how flood defence schemes are protecting the city https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/swedish-delegates-visit-hull-learn-2044499

New report finds barriers along US-Mexico border exacerbate flooding, harm ecosystems and contribute to migrant deaths https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/25/border-wall-security-dangers-flooding

Tackling climate extremes with technology in the Balkans https://floodresilience.net/blogs/tackling-climate-extremes-with-technology-in-the-balkans

Charleston adopts new flood prevention rules — mostly to avoid federal penalty https://www.postandcourier.com/news/charleston-adopts-new-flood-prevention-rules-mostly-to-avoid-federal/article_9feb6b66-c0d9-11e8-a7b8-57b938f2407b.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Preventing flooding via pre-emptive, preventive measures https://www.environewsnigeria.com/preventing-flooding-via-pre-emptive-preventive-measures/

Why does Nigeria keep flooding? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45599262

Model Decisions: Cost-Based & Value-Based Stormwater Infrastructure https://www.watercanada.net/feature/model-decisions-cost-based-value-based-stormwater-infrastructure/

Bangkok’s sinking truth https://theaseanpost.com/article/bangkoks-sinking-truth

 

Emergency Management

Debts stemming from reconstruction and recovery piling up in disaster-prone Japan https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/09/21/national/debts-stemming-reconstruction-recovery-piling-disaster-prone-japan/#.W6gKYU8UnIU

After a year of trying to rebuild with little government aid, these communities in Puerto Rico aren’t ready for another blow https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/hurricane-maria-families-rebuilding-next-storm_us_5ba290a2e4b07c23ef37a282

Health Workers Go Above and Beyond for Vulnerable Patients in Rural North Carolina https://www.directrelief.org/2018/09/health-workers-go-above-and-beyond-for-vulnerable-patients-in-rural-north-carolina/

The Legacy of Maria https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/the-legacy-of-maria-quick-response-research-focuses-on-impacts-to-puerto-ricans?

Hurricane Florence, the Never-Ending Disaster http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/hurricane-florence-the-never-ending-disaster.html

How do natural hazards cascade to cause disasters? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06783-6

Nigeria: States Cry as Floods Reach Disaster Level https://allafrica.com/stories/201809220074.html

Protecting the local community or following the IC’s command? https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/protecting-the-local-community-or-following-the-ics-command/

The Buffalo fire, near Silverthorne, was one of the first big tests for fire breaks in Colorado. Now, communities are changing their tune toward them https://coloradosun.com/2018/09/26/buffalo-wildfire-clear-cut-colorado/

Facts and Stats: Disaster Preparedness in US Communities https://icma.org/blog-posts/facts-and-stats-disaster-preparedness-our-communities

Bangladesh: Displacement due to embankment collapse Emergency Plan of Action https://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/bangladesh-displacement-due-embankment-collapse-emergency-plan-action-dref-n

The number of deaths associated with the inhalation of wildfire smoke in the U.S. could double by the end of the century https://news.agu.org/press-release/u-s-wildfire-smoke-deaths-could-double-by-2100/

Portugal charges 12 over huge wildfire that killed 66 people https://m.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Portugal-charges-12-over-huge-wildfire-that-13262251.php?utm_campaign=twitter-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

House Passes Bill To Improve Casualty Count In Natural Disasters https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/house-bill-casualty-count-natural-disasters_us_5baca2efe4b091df72edea98

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

1 in 3 children and young people is out of school in countries affected by war or natural disasters – UNICEF https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/1-3-children-and-young-people-out-school-countries-affected-war-or-natural-disasters

City to meet with Austin areas projected to have greater flood risk https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/city-to-meet-with-austin-areas-projected-to-have-greater-flood-risk/1465496517

Read Up! New NHC Resource Features Hazards and Disaster Journals https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/150?

Some New Disaster Web Resources https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/some-new-web-resources-180?

Kia Pakari is for educators to empower young people to build resilience in school communities across Aotearoa New Zealand https://www.redcross.org.nz/what-we-do/in-new-zealand/education-programmes/kia-pakari-schools-resilience-programme/

September’s National Preparedness Month is a Reminder to Join Millions in October’s Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/septembers-national-preparedness-month-is-a-reminder-to-join-millions-in-octobers-great-shakeout-earthquake-drills-300717816.html

A continual challenge for preparedness and response leaders is communicating their story – here are hints to do it better https://soundcloud.com/harvard/whats-your-story?in=harvard/sets/leader-readycast

Five things to keep in mind when talking about disasters http://www.i-react.eu/5-things-to-keep-in-mind-when-talking-about-disasters/

Potential Pet Hazards After a Hurricane or Natural Disaster https://www.americanveterinarian.com/news/potential-pet-hazards-after-a-hurricane-or-natural-disaster

International Day for Disaster Reduction 13 October https://www.unisdr.org/disasterreductionday

The importance of personal relationships in risk mitigation: Meeting with business owners in North Canterbury https://resiliencechallenge.nz/economics-programme/the-importance-of-personal-relationships-in-risk-mitigation/

Science in the pub for bushfire researcher http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/science-pub-researcher

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/09/05/americans-are-changing-their-relationship-with-facebook/

 

Disaster Psychology

Disaster relief is about more than healing physical trauma. It’s about emotional recovery too https://mashable.com/article/psychosocial-disaster-relief-natural-disasters-unicef/#ilZTmYmomZqS

How to Support Survivors of Hurricane Florence https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/heal-and-carry/201809/how-support-survivors-hurricane-florence

You’ve Heard of Post-Traumatic Stress, but What about Post-Traumatic Growth? https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/youve-heard-of-post-traumatic-stress-but-what-about-post-traumatic-growth/

The Resilience in Survivors of Katrina Project (“RISK”) Project https://www.riskproject.org/

Evacuation decision-making: How people make choices in disasters https://phys.org/news/2018-09-evacuation-decision-making-people-choices-disasters.html

Contrary to what we’ve been led to believe, people tend not to panic during emergencies, and looting is rarely widespread https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/there-goes-hurricane-florence-here-come-the-disaster-myths/

 

Sociology and Disasters

The Black Communities That Have Fought for Their Right to Exist in the Carolinas https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/09/the-black-communities-that-have-fought-for-their-right-to-exist-in-the-carolinas/570751/?utm_source=twb

Climate gentrification: the rich can afford to move – what about the poor? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/25/climate-gentrification-phoenix-flagstaff-miami-rich-poor?platform=hootsuite

The Response: Disaster collectivism and community resilience https://www.shareable.net/blog/the-response-disaster-collectivism-and-community-resilience

Suggestions that change can be handled through ‘adaptation and resilience’ assume continuity of cultural norms and value judgements, but here we explore what might happen if cultural assumptions are upset by radically discontinuous change http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1742715016680675

Impacts of Structural Social Capital and Cognitive Social Capital on the Psychological Status of Survivors of the Yaan Earthquake https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327311329_Impacts_of_Structural_Social_Capital_and_Cognitive_Social_Capital_on_the_Psychological_Status_of_Survivors_of_the_Yaan_Earthquake

Mapping Where Environmental Justice Is Most Threatened in the Carolinas https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/09/mapping-where-environmental-justice-is-most-threatened-in-the-carolinas/570985/?utm_source=fbia

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Today in disaster resilience (14 September 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Quake death toll reaches 37 in Hokkaido https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180909_09/

3 drown, including mother and toddler, when cars swept away in flooding in Fort Worth https://abcnews.go.com/US/drown-including-mother-toddler-cars-swept-flooding-fort/story?id=57704325

Satellite captures a trio of hurricanes lined up in the Atlantic https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/satellite-captures-trio-hurricanes-lined-atlantic

Flooding in Wisconsin https://www.wired.com/story/wisconsins-floods-are-catastrophic-and-only-getting-worse/

Flooding downpours threaten Taiwan in advance of potential impacts from Typhoon Mangkhut https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/flooding-downpours-threaten-taiwan-in-advance-of-potential-impacts-from-mangkhut/70006009

Residents Lose Millions To Flood On Lagos Island https://gossiphubb.com/residents-lose-millions-to-flood-on-lagos-island/

Spain – Violent Flash Floods Cause Destruction in Toledo Province http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-flash-floods-castile-la-mancha-spain

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Kentucky and Missouri http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-storm-gordon-kentucky-missouri-september-2018

More Than a Million People Expected to Evacuate as Hurricane Florence Approaches the East Coast https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/hurricane-florence-projected-path-impact-category.html

Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Flies Into The Eye Of Florence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv1LnC-rW5Y&feature=youtu.be

About 30 percent of Guam still without power two days after Typhoon Mangkhut https://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2018/09/13/30-percent-guam-still-without-power-after-typhoon-mangkhut/1285099002/

19 persons were confirmed dead while several homes and farmlands destroyed by flood across some communities in 10 local government areas of Kano state http://agricsquare.com/news/how-flood-claims-19-lives-farmlands-homes-in-kano-703

Ebola emergency in Congo https://www.rescue.org/article/ebola-emergency-congo

Why a Downgraded Hurricane Florence Is Still Incredibly Dangerous https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/hurricane-florence-projected-path-category-2-designation.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Sep 2018: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sarychev Peak, Yasur https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70557/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Sep-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sarychev-Peak-Yasur.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Japan resilient, but climate change making disasters worse: experts https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/japan-resilient-but-climate-change-making-disasters-worse-10695052

Bangkok Meet Fails to Finalize Draft on Climate Change Rules https://www.voanews.com/a/bangkok-meet-fails-to-finalize-draft-on-climate-change-rules/4563843.html

Climate Change Likely Iced Neanderthals Out Of Existence https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/modern-humans-didnt-kill-neanderthals-weather-did-180970167/

Climate is the new driver of global conflict https://www.times-standard.com/2018/09/06/climate-is-the-new-driver-of-global-conflict/

Health impacts key focus of new Queensland climate change strategy http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-11/health-impacts-key-focus-of-new-queensland-climate-change-plan/10225616

Climate experts explain what to watch at this week’s Global Climate Action Summit https://www.brookings.edu/blog/planetpolicy/2018/09/10/around-the-halls-climate-experts-explain-what-to-watch-at-this-weeks-global-climate-action-summit/

Although majorities in all age groups recognize the reality of climate change, awareness is highest among young adults https://scholars.unh.edu/carsey/337/

Faces of climate change in the Solomon Islands https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/faces-of-climate-change

‘Climate change moving faster than we are,’ says UN Secretary General https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45471410

The Most Honest Book About Climate Change Yet https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/10/william-vollmann-carbon-ideologies/568309/

The period from now until 2020 is critical to the success of the Paris Agreement on climate change http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/events/2018/climate-2020.html

The UK’s green watchdog will be powerless to halt global warming when we leave the European Union https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/09/observer-letters-climate-change-brexit-threat?CMP=share_btn_tw

New El Niño weather event likely this winter says WMO https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45471409

Climate Change Supercharges Hurricane Florence as 1.5 Million Evacuate in Carolinas & Virginia https://www.democracynow.org/2018/9/11/climate_change_supercharges_hurricane_florence_as

Latest edition of ‘Climate Change’ https://link.springer.com/journal/10584/150/1/page/1

For decades, global hunger was on the decline. Now it’s getting worse again — and climate change is to blame https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2018/09/11/decades-global-hunger-was-decline-now-its-getting-worse-again-climate-change-is-blame/?utm_term=.2399e1ce18d6

More Australians fear climate change as Morrison government dumps emissions legislation https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/more-australians-fear-climate-change-as-morrison-government-dumps-emissions-legislation-20180911-p5031o.html

Three quarters (76%, up from 71% 2017) of Australians accept that climate change is occurring http://www.tai.org.au/content/climate-nation-2018

Estimating the potential impact of climate change on Hurricane Florence https://you.stonybrook.edu/kareed/2018/09/12/estimating-the-potential-impact-of-climate-change-on-hurricane-florence/

Climate Change Is Not Up for Debate. Why Do So Many Teachers Act Like It Is? https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/09/11/climate-change-is-not-up-for-debate.html

When sea levels attack https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/when-sea-levels-attack-2/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Resilient Melbourne annual report https://resilientmelbourne.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Resilient-Melbourne-Annual-Report_2018_.pdf

Using Artificial Intelligence To Locate Risky Dams https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/08/23/artificial-intelligence-find-risky-dams/

World’s largest offshore-earthquake research centre to open in Halifax https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/offshore-earthquake-research-centre-halifax-1.4709922

Spanish flu: the killer that still stalks us, 100 years on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/09/spanish-flu-pandemic-centenary-first-world-war?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

2018 European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.unisdr.org/conference/2018/efdrr

Artificial intelligence could improve predictions for where quake aftershocks will hit https://www.sciencenews.org/article/artificial-neural-network-earthquake-aftershock-predictions

Seasonal predictability of onset and cessation of the east African rains https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094717301986?via%3Dihub

There Was a Plan to Save This City From Flooding. But When the Rains Came, So Did Hesitance https://www.propublica.org/article/cairo-there-was-a-plan-to-save-this-city-from-flooding?platform=hootsuite

10 reasons businesses need to build resilience to disasters https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/10-reasons-businesses-build-resilience-disaster

Wildfires make their own weather, and that matters for fire management https://www.sciencenews.org/article/wildfires-make-their-own-weather-and-matters-fire-management

High-tech masterplan to protect Exmouth from flooding is revealed https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/high-tech-masterplan-protect-exmouth-1987576

Upsurge in house-raising after Kerala floods https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/house-raising-sees-spurt-kerala-owners-try-secure-properties-floods-88067

Google For India: Can Google Fight Floods In India With Artificial Intelligence? https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2018/08/28/google-for-india-can-google-fight-floods-in-india-with-artificial-intelligence_a_23510849/

Hurricane Florence Could Unleash Storm Surge Damage on Nearly 759,000 Homes in the Carolinas and Virginia https://www.corelogic.com/news/hurricane-florence-could-unleash-storm-surge-damage-on-nearly-759000-homes-in-the-carolinas-and-virginia-early-corelogic-analys.aspx?WT.mc_id=twtr_180910_mUAvT

After Billions in Hurricane Damage, Congress Still Hasn’t Passed Flood Insurance Reform https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-11/hurricanes-have-failed-to-spur-flood-insurance-reform-bill?utm_content=business&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_medium=social&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business

Latest edition of ‘Disasters’ https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14677717/2018/42/4

Release of water from Mullaperiyar Dam not a reason behind Kerala floods: CWC https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/release-of-water-from-mullaperiyar-dam-not-a-reason-behind-kerala-floods-cwc/articleshow/65774476.cms

Warnings tell us the next global pandemic is a case of not ‘if’, but ‘when’. So, hypothetically, how is the world preparing itself? https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/this-is-not-a-drill-5-reasons-why-the-experts-are-worried-about-the-next-pandemic

Bangkok has designed a park for the coming age of flooded cities https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/bangkok-has-created-a-sponge-park-to-combat-future-flooding/

Increased computing power is fueling innovative solutions for flood underwriting http://www.gccapitalideas.com/2018/09/11/data-and-analytics-support-innovations-in-flood-risk-management-gcmc-commentary/

A Copula-Based Bayesian Network for Modeling Compound Flood Hazard from Riverine and Coastal Interactions at the Catchment Scale: An Application to the Houston Ship Channel, Texas http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/10/9/1190

Sea Level Rise + Earthquakes +Tsunamis = More Coastal Flooding Ahead http://www.wvtf.org/post/sea-level-rise-earthquakes-tsunamis-more-coastal-flooding-ahead

The role of people in changing modern U.S. fire regimes https://nasem.zoom.us/webinar/register/4615366932581/WN_Vf21gEfLRF-Q9sK9iV38uw?

City Resilience BS67000 Public Consultation https://www.cityresilience.co.uk/

Florence could rival North Carolina’s 1954 ‘benchmark storm’ https://apnews.com/b80e3de011484b32bb47f04ebcb12a5a

Regional Workshop on Strengthening, Empowering, and Mobilizing Youth and Young Professionals in Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia and the Pacific https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwYz1u0x1kI2TEzh7i7GdNGC3A2kFg1GU4Em1NfQb1WzSCdw/viewform

Ensuring our Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance has an impact https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ensuring-our-zurich-flood-resilience-alliance-has-impact-szoenyi/

Satellites to help show when the bush is ready to burn https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/satellites-help-show-when-bush-ready-burn

Preparedness measures on land and sea https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/preparedness-measures-land-and-sea

Kerala’s monsoon: lessons from recent floods in India https://theconversation.com/keralas-monsoon-lessons-from-recent-floods-in-india-101883

What Hurricane Harvey says about risk, climate and resilience https://theconversation.com/what-hurricane-harvey-says-about-risk-climate-and-resilience-83344

One Year Later: Lessons from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma https://www.munichre.com/topics-online/en/2018/09/lessons-from-hurricanes-HIM

Floods are becoming more common across the vast geography of the United States https://www.munichre.com/topics-online/en/2018/07/flood-risks-in-the-usa#furtherinformation

Wisconsin’s catastrophic flooding is a glimpse of the Midwest’s drenched future https://grist.org/article/wisconsins-catastrophic-flooding-is-a-glimpse-of-the-midwests-drenched-future/

 

Emergency Management

Night fire suppression back for this summer https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/night-fire-suppression-back-for-this-summer

Hurricane Irma’s price tag in Florida passes $10 billion https://www-tampabay-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.tampabay.com/news/business/Hurricane-Irma-s-price-tag-in-Florida-passes-10-billion_171176633?template=amp

Emergency management is having a #MeToo moment http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/405366-emergency-management-is-having-a-metoo-moment

Climate change report warns of increased demand on emergency services in Queensland http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-07/queensland-climate-change-strategy-increased-fire-flood-risk/10209896

China and India flood warning https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2163306/has-flood-warning-turned-tide-china-india-relations

“We’re about to wake up”: Victims of Colorado’s 2013 flood look to end of recovery https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/09/colorado-floods-2013-recovery/

Volcán de Fuego: organization of the emergency response https://medium.com/@pnud/volc%C3%A1n-de-fuego-organizaci%C3%B3n-de-la-respuesta-de-emergencia-2ae8a7621ca0

Kogi Govt Sets up Temporary Camps for Flood Victims https://agronaturenigeria.com/kogi-govt-sets-up-temporary-camps-for-flood-victims/

What does preparedness and resilience look like? https://www.jbaconsulting.com/knowledge-hub/preparedness-resilience/

‘No Floor, No Walls, No Ceiling’: Hurricane Irma Recovery Still Underway for Many in Jacksonville http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-No-Floor-no-Walls-no-Ceiling-Hurricane-Irma-Recovery-Still-Underway-for-Many-in-Jacksonville.html

Coverage of the recent AFAC18 Conference https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/changing-success-perth

Focusing on Disaster Recovery with Bryan Koon http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-Focusing-on-Disaster-Recovery-with-Bryan-Koon.html

Kerala is facing daunting waste disposal after flooding https://www.blogcertified.com/2018/09/10/kerala-is-facing-daunting-waste-disposal-after-flooding/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Prep Day Prepares Thousands of Californians for Next Disaster http://www.oesnews.com/prep-day-prepares-thousands-of-californians-for-next-disaster/

Kura e Tai Āniwhaniwha: Tsunami risk reduction activities for kura in the Hawke’s Bay https://resiliencechallenge.nz/matauranga-maori-programme/kura-e-tai-aniwhaniwha/

Immersive virtual reality serious games for evacuation training and research: A systematic literature review https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360131518302380

Virtual field trips bring natural hazards into classrooms https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/virtual-field-trips-bring-natural-hazards-into-classrooms-2018

LEARNZ Natural Hazards field trips http://rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=naturalhazards183

The school-boat defines the social design movement by improving the daily living conditions of people in flood-prone areas https://www.dhakatribune.com/magazine/weekend-tribune/2018/09/06/school-boat-floats-to-exhibition-by-gates-foundation

17 Apps To Help You Get Through The Hurricane https://www.npr.org/2018/09/13/647463731/17-apps-to-help-you-get-through-the-hurricane

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Using Twitter to help provide relief to those in Nagaland affected by flooding http://www.opindia.com/2018/09/twitterati-come-together-to-help-out-flood-striken-nagaland-send-relief-materials/

Taking to social media prior to Hurricane Florence landfall http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2018/09/11/hurricane-florence-household-hacks-go-viral-ahead-major-storm.html

 

Disaster Psychology

Stressful situation: Is flooding in southern Wisconsin taking an emotional toll on you? https://www.channel3000.com/news/stressful-situation-is-flooding-in-southern-wisconsin-taking-an-emotional-toll-on-you-/791999096

Issues with unrealistic optimism and risks https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/lifetime-connections/201809/dangerously-optimistic-whats-too-much-good-thing

Hurricane Florence Is Dangerous, But Here’s Why Some People Won’t Evacuate https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/09/11/hurricane-florence-is-dangerous-why-some-people-wont-leave/#6d133254a035

Evacuating for a big hurricane – just do it https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article218314840.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

Strengthening societal resilience by focusing on the interactions between natural hazards, the built environment, and human societies https://eos.org/editors-vox/we-can-work-it-out-avoiding-disasters

Social justice implications of US managed retreat buyout programs https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s10584-018-2272-5?author_access_token=bAr_N6AU7_14U0_5I_OrxPe4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY6i0pTTVhGWP4AkulV6LxNlFsRLvpYsDANA8Dx97FmnZoxIcXxln3NQ8r9bkFZGGNeqt-pFbtJ4wShJuHEqyM94XoBuXD1lTgWtyRyhVP6NIA%3D%3D

The Hidden Dangers of Hurricane Florence: Catastrophic Storm Surge and Inland Flooding Threatens Rural and Low-Income Communities https://blog.ucsusa.org/rachel-cleetus/the-hidden-dangers-of-hurricane-florence-catastrophic-storm-surge-and-inland-flooding-threatens-rural-and-low-income-communities

Recovering local sociality: learnings from post-disaster community-scale recoveries https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303916

The Sociology Of Panic http://udspace.udel.edu/handle/19716/308

Preparing for Hurricane Florence? Think About Your Neighbors https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/social-ties-matter-most-in-a-disaster/570145/

How social networks can save lives when disasters strike https://theconversation.com/how-social-networks-can-save-lives-when-disasters-strike-103131

The Surprising Geography of Social Capital in America https://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/surprising-geography-social-capital-america-11330.html

Immigrant communities hit on all sides as Hurricane Florence draws near https://thinkprogress.org/hurricane-florence-undocumented-immigrants-ice-ccaabdcbdc03/

Direct Relief has created interactive maps that show the range of social vulnerability in Florence’s projected path https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/09/hurricane-florence-maps-path-unequal-burden/569998/

People of low socioeconomic status are likelier to live in homes that are more vulnerable to the impact of disasters, like trailers https://www.brit.co/hurricane-florence-resist-evacuation/

This Map Shows How the Carolinas Became More Vulnerable to Hurricanes https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/09/13/opinion/hurricane-florence-south-north-carolina.html