Today in disaster resilience (24 November 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Greece floods death toll rises to 20 with discovery of body http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-5098261/Greece-floods-death-toll-rises-20-discovery-body.html

Greece Was Hit By Storm Some Called A ‘Medicane.’ What’s That? https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/20/565385544/greece-was-hit-by-storm-some-called-a-medicane-what-s-that?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=science&utm_source=dlvr.it

Indonesia – 2 Dead, Hundreds of Homes Damaged in Flash Floods in West Nusa Tenggara http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-west-nusa-tenggara-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Haiti – Flooding Leaves 5 Dead and 10,000 Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/america/haiti-floods-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Storm Kirogi hits Vietnam http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/tropical-storm-kirogi-hits-vietnam-171120091544628.html

Small eruption at Agung volcano http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2017/11/21/agung-finally-erupts-indonesia-volcano/

Iceland’s largest volcano is getting restless http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2017/11/21/oraefajokull-unrest-iceland-volcano/#.WhSZq9KWbIV

‘Dramatic’ flash floods kill 2, directly affect 2 280 in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2017/11/21/dramatic-flash-floods-kill-2-directly-affect-2-280-in-west-nusa-tenggara-indonesia/

Heavy rain wreaks havoc across Jeddah, Saudi Arabia https://watchers.news/2017/11/21/heavy-rain-wreaks-havoc-across-jeddah-saudi-arabia/

Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/spain-portugal-struggle-with-extreme-drought

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Nov 2017: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/66148/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Nov-2017-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung.html

UK floods: 70 people and horses rescued in Lancashire http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-42092038

Heavy Rains Lash MoBay Causing Major Flooding http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20171123/heavy-rains-lash-mobay-causing-major-flooding

Flooding ravages Phetchaburi, southern highway https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1365571/flooding-ravages-phetchaburi-southern-highway

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

As scientists ponder “hacking the climate”, poor countries are wary https://www.zilient.org/article/scientists-ponder-hacking-climate-poor-countries-are-wary

Despite U.S. lagging, climate action gathers speed, if limited cash http://news.trust.org/item/20171118110651-qkj9b

NASA map of Earth over 20 years highlights astonishing impact of climate change http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-map-earth-20-years-impact-climate-change-global-warming-life-environment-a8062221.html

As climate disasters surge, world puzzles over who will pay http://news.trust.org/item/20171116171402-mz97j/

Future Acceleration of Antarctic Ice Sheet Retreat http://glacierhub.org/2017/11/20/roundup-ice-cliff-instability-buffers-glacial-retreat/

Battered by extreme weather, Americans are more worried about climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/nov/20/battered-by-extreme-weather-americans-are-more-worried-about-climate-change?CMP=twt_gu

Seven in ten Americans (71%) think global warming is happening, an increase of eight percentage points since March 2015. A majority of Americans think global warming made several extreme events in 2017 worse https://www.climatechangecommunication.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Climate-Change-American-Mind-October-2017-min.pdf

A real-time Global Warming Index https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-14828-5.pdf

Arctic climate change being felt farther south, scientists say http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/climate-change-arctic-felt-south-1.4410138

Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) 2017 http://www.amap.no/documents/doc/Snow-Water-Ice-and-Permafrost-in-the-Arctic-SWIPA-2017/1610

New Research Indicates Likely Hydrological Implications Of Rapid Global Warming https://scienmag.com/new-research-indicates-likely-hydrological-implications-of-rapid-global-warming/

Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent https://www.apnews.com/c1ef302f0e844806817aedbe12fa32e7/Warming-to-make-thunderstorms-larger-and-more-frequent

New global survey reveals that everyone loves green energy https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/11/20/16678350/global-support-clean-energy

2017 Green Energy Barometer https://orsted.com/-/media/WWW/Docs/Corp/COM/Barometer-campaign/Green-Energy-Barometer-2017_with-appendix.ashx?la=en&hash=65C5D0F30494C277249CA7622AF0229AD5B6D3CB

States and Regions Climate Tracker https://www.cdp.net/en/research/global-reports/states-and-regions-climate-action-tracker?utm_content=bufferff7ae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Venezuela’s last glacier is about to disappear, making it the first country in modern history to lose all of its glaciers http://earthsky.org/earth/venezuela-losing-last-humbolt-glacier

The Climate Change Performance Index 2018 https://germanwatch.org/en/14639?utm_content=buffer45dfc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

An excerpt from a new book looking at climate change and Indigenous communities around the world https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2017/11/15/Lessons-Hope-Resilience-Tlaoquiaht/

A Global Outlook on Disaster Science https://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/538091/ElsevierDisasterScienceReport-PDF.pdf

Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could flood coastal cities by the end of this century https://grist.org/article/antarctica-doomsday-glaciers-could-flood-coastal-cities/

COP 23: three ways cities are leading the fight against climate change https://theconversation.com/cop-23-three-ways-cities-are-leading-the-fight-against-climate-change-87277?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Images Show Impact of Sea Level Rise on Global Icons http://www.climatecentral.org/news/global-icons-at-risk-from-sea-level-rise-pictures-19633

Sea Change: Climate Politics and New Zealand https://sciblogs.co.nz/scibooks/2017/11/23/book-review-sea-change/

Climate Change and Disasters https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-63254-4_8

 

 

Disaster risk reduction

We don’t need more houses in floodplains. We need more greenspace http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/We-don-t-need-more-houses-in-floodplains-We-need-12354090.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

The total costs of natural disasters in Australia are forecast to more than double in real terms to $39 billion per year by 2050 http://australianbusinessroundtable.com.au/assets/reports/media-release-nov-11.pdf

A media report from the weekend suggests a link between the Earth’s rotation and an increase in intense earthquakes https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2017/11/20/media-reports-increased-earthquakes-2018-expert-reaction/

Looking Inside an Active Italian Volcano https://eos.org/research-spotlights/looking-inside-an-active-italian-volcano#.WhJx-FE394o.twitter

Ocean Sediments Off Pacific Coast May Feed Tsunami Danger http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2017/11/20/ocean-sediments-off-pacific-northwest-may-feed-tsunami-danger/#.WhNAL4O_aB0.twitter

USGS Monitors Huge Landslides on California’s Big Sur Coast, Shares Information with California Department of Transportation https://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2017/10/fieldwork.html

More Harvey-Sized Hurricanes Likely to Hit Texas https://www.ecowatch.com/more-texas-harvey-hurricanes-2511012347.html

New book shows how human relationships with river systems changed along with transformations in society and culture https://www.luminosoa.org/site/books/10.1525/luminos.43/

Building disaster resilience requires learning from both the past and present, and from successes and failures, to prepare for whatever the future may hold http://blog.i-s-e-t.org/after-last-disaster-before-next-one-the-value-of-pre-post-event-learning-disaster-resilience/

Cumbria Flood Resilience Project gets underway http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/11/20/cumbria-flood-resilience-project-gets-underway/

Natech and the Liability Implications from Natural Catastrophes http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/Natech-and-the-Liability-Implications-from-Natural-Catastrophes/?utm_content=bufferba16d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

High-latitude Volcanic Eruptions Also Have Global Impact http://english.iap.cas.cn/RE/201711/t20171120_186328.html

Uncontrolled construction in Greek capital has led to many streams being concreted over, leaving rivers no outlet to the sea https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/21/illegal-building-played-central-role-in-floods-that-killed-20-in-athens

“Typically, after people are flooded two or three times they’re ready to sell out” https://www.npr.org/2017/11/20/564317854/how-tulsa-became-a-model-for-preventing-floods

“Government/industry collaboration was the main driver behind the rapid increase in flood insurance penetration in Australia following devastating floods in Queensland in 2010 and 2011” http://institute.swissre.com/research/library/Topic_Flood_protection_gap.html

Recent extreme weather events show how the outdated and imperfect information systems used by cities exacerbates the devastation https://psmag.com/environment/information-technology-systems-and-disaster-preparedness?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter

Landslides from the Iran-Iraq earthquake https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/11/23/iran-iraq-earthquake/

Nearly three months after Hurricane Harvey, Harris County is proposing using 500-year floodplains instead of 100-year floodplains for new development http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Harris-County-proposing-dramatic-overhaul-of-12374889.php?utm_campaign=twitter-desktop&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Christie was right not to allow building on flood-prone areas. Why the change? http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/10/christie_was_right_not_to_allow_building_on_flood-.html

La Nina likely to develop in the Pacific by December, Bureau of Meteorology says http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/la-nina-likely-to-develop-in-the-pacific-by-december-bureau-of-meteorology-says-20171121-gzpugq.html

“Don’t forget, we have had significant fire activity in La Nina years.” http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-22/hot-summer-outlook-provokes-bushfire-danger-update/9179780

 

Emergency Management

 

The Cyclone Debbie Review https://www.igem.qld.gov.au/reports-and-publications/Documents/Cyclone%20Debbie%20Review%20Rpt1-17-18_PUBLIC_WEB.pdf

The U.S. Flooded One of Houston’s Richest Neighborhoods to Save Everyone Else https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-11-16/the-u-s-flooded-one-of-houston-s-richest-neighborhoods-to-save-everyone-else

Drones are fighting wildfires in some very surprising ways https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/drones-are-fighting-wildfires-some-very-surprising-ways-ncna820966?utm_content=buffer071fb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Egads! – a Hurricane Harvey recovery tax http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Adams-Egads-a-Hurricane-Harvey-recovery-tax-12367308.php

Using Digital Technologies Makes Disaster Relief More Efficient http://medicalfuturist.com/digital-technologies-disaster-relief/

Fire departments around the U.S. are struggling to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters https://www.firerescue1.com/volunteer/articles/362194018-Volunteer-firefighting-Responding-to-common-excuses-criticisms/

Volunteer firefighters growing older, most over 40 http://www.poconorecord.com/news/20171004/volunteer-firefighters-growing-older-most-over-40

Vulnerable communities in Africa and the Pacific and Caribbean are now benefiting from improved early warning systems against extreme weather https://reliefweb.int/report/world/improved-early-warning-systems-protect-most-vulnerable

Implications of Volunteered Geographic Information for Disaster Management and GIScience: A More Complex World of Volunteered Geography http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24694452.2017.1321979?journalCode=raag21

Research into disasters ‘heavily skewed towards richest countries’ https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/research-disasters-heavily-skewed-towards-richest-countries

Planned and ultimate actions of horse owners facing a bushfire threat: Implications for natural disaster preparedness and survivability http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303369

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

 

Best Way to Get a Resident’s Attention: Burn Down Their Home (Through a Wildfire Simulation, Of Course) https://fireadaptednetwork.org/residents-attention-wildfire-simulations/?platform=hootsuite

Resilience Evaluation, Analysis and Learning (REAL) Award http://www.fsnnetwork.org/resilience-evaluation-analysis-and-learning-real-award

Floods: How to stay safe when disaster strikes http://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-42018364/floods-how-to-stay-safe-when-disaster-strikes

The game aims to help teach children around the world about the Sustainable Development Goals https://go-goals.org/downloadable-material/

One means of slowing antimicrobial resistance is by combating misuse and overuse as proposed by education campaigns https://ourworldindata.org/vaccines-antibiotic-dependence

2017 national Resilient Australia Awards finalists announced https://aidr.org.au/news/2017-resilient-australia-awards-finalists-announced/

Deadliest American Disasters and Large Loss-of-Life Website launched http://www.usdeadlyevents.com/?platform=hootsuite

Rocky Outcrops in Australia book http://www.publish.csiro.au/book/7725

Citizen Science: Theory and Practice https://theoryandpractice.citizenscienceassociation.org/articles/

Learning and Action Alliance framework to facilitate stakeholder collaboration and social learning in urban flood risk management https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901117304355

Call for case studies of community-based disaster risk management programs http://www.gndr.org/programmes/cbdrm/call-for-case-studies.html

 

Social media and emergency management

Most young Australians can’t identify fake news online https://theconversation.com/most-young-australians-cant-identify-fake-news-online-87100

Social media has increasingly become a way for private citizens affected by disasters to fill gaps they find in the response and to connect http://www.petaluma360.com/news/7639830-181/facebook-twitter-served-as-lifelines

Military analysts can now also use platforms such as Twitter to find nuggets of information about persons of interest, or gauge the political temperature of a region http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2017/11/21/industry-developing-new-social-media-simulation-tools-for-military-analysts

“Social media is viewed as a potential goldmine of information. The key is to work out how to mine this abundant source of public sentiment.” https://theconversation.com/we-learn-from-our-mistakes-how-to-make-better-predictions-from-tweets-87599

 

Disaster psychology

Why do people light bushfires? A convicted arsonist explains http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-20/why-do-people-light-bushfires-a-convicted-arsonist-explains/9162190

In the face of natural disasters, let’s not forget the mental health needs of the kids http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/361011-in-the-face-of-natural-disasters-lets-not-forget-the-mental-health-needs#.WhNOHuJ8Ync.twitter

Selling Bad Therapy to Trauma Victims https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psychologically-minded/201711/selling-bad-therapy-trauma-victims

 

Sociology and Disasters

What is social resilience? Lessons learned and ways forward https://www.erdkunde.uni-bonn.de/archive/2013-1/what-is-social-resilience-lessons-learned-and-ways-forward

Interdisciplinary Team Awarded Grant to Study Resiliency Among Hurricane Harvey Victims https://news.uark.edu/articles/39718/interdisciplinary-team-awarded-grant-to-study-resiliency-among-hurricane-harvey-victims

How Much Hotter Is It In The Slums? https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/11/20/564314257/how-much-hotter-is-it-in-the-slums?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=science&utm_source=dlvr.it

The world’s happiest countries https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/the-worlds-happiest-countries-in-2016/

“Across disasters, survivors and communities with stronger social infrastructure—the ties that bind us to each other—did better” https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/17204-why-some-communities-recover-better-after-natural-disasters

Influence of natural disasters on social engagement and post-disaster well-being: The case of the Great East Japan Earthquake https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0922142517300440

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Today in disaster resilience (17 November 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Vietnam braced for second storm after devastating impact of Typhoon Damrey https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/nov/11/vietnam-braced-for-second-storm-after-devastating-impact-of-typhoon-damrey-kaikui?platform=hootsuite

Corinto in Colombia: first satellite images of the mudflow that has killed 4 and left 18 people missing https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/11/09/corinto-1/

Heavy rain, floods ravage Bangladesh rice planting area https://watchers.news/2017/11/12/heavy-rain-floods-ravage-bangladesh-rice-planting-area/

Earthquake on Iraq-Iran Border Kills Hundreds and Injures Thousands https://edmdigest.com/news/earthquake-iraq-iran-border/

Sri Lanka – Over 1,700 Displaced by Floods in Northern Province http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-northern-province-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Nov 2017: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/66032/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Nov-2017-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba.html

Greece: Deadly floods hit Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41998374

Severe storm, large tornado hits Turkey, leaving extensive damage and 25 injured https://watchers.news/2017/11/14/severe-storm-large-tornado-hits-turkey-leaving-extensive-damage-and-25-injured/

Greeks clean up, mourn after floods kill 16; 4 still missing http://www.wsoctv.com/news/national-news/ap-top-news/greek-rescue-crews-search-for-6-people-after-deadly-floods/648444371?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

These ocean drones are trawling for climate change data http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/27/technology/saildrone-autonomous-boats-drones/index.html

Canada’s first permanent road to Arctic coast to open http://www.660news.com/2017/11/12/tuked-away-no-more-canadas-first-permanent-road-to-arctic-coast-to-open/

We’re not even close to being prepared for the rising waters https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/were-not-even-close-to-being-prepared-for-the-rising-waters/2017/11/09/441f4752-97d7-11e7-87fc-c3f7ee4035c9_story.html

New Study Finds Nature is Vital to Beating Climate Change https://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/pressreleases/new-study-finds-nature-is-vital-to-beating-climate-change.xml

Dr. Michael Mann on Climate Denial: ‘It’s Impaired Our Ability to Move Forward’ https://www.ecowatch.com/michael-mann-climate-denial-2508409821.html

UN climate conference recognizes the role of women in climate action http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=58075#.Wgi_ZdKWbIU

Tropical Cyclones: Impacts, the link to Climate Change and Adaptation http://climateanalytics.org/publications/2017/tropical-cyclones-impacts-the-link-to-climate-change-and-adaptation.html

Solving the mystery of rapidly rising Indian Ocean sea level https://watchers.news/2017/11/12/solving-the-mystery-of-rapidly-rising-indian-ocean-sea-level/

The Climate Analysis Toolbox of the ESA Climate Change Initiative http://climatetoolbox.io/

Can we remove CO2? https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/20/can-carbon-dioxide-removal-save-the-world

Tidewater: The film explores the national security threats and economic opportunities associated with sea level rise http://environment.harvard.edu/tidewater

A strategic approach to climate action in cities—focused acceleration https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability-and-resource-productivity/our-insights/a-strategic-approach-to-climate-action-in-cities-focused-acceleration

22 Actions Cities Can Take To Move Toward Climate Neutrality & See Results In A Year https://cleantechnica.com/2017/11/13/22-actions-cities-can-take-move-toward-climate-neutrality-see-results-year-rocky-mountain-institute/

Warming climate may push storms towards the poles https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/warming-climate-may-push-storms-towards-the-poles

Warning to Humanity: 15,000 scientists say damage irreversible https://news.sky.com/story/warning-to-humanity-15000-scientists-say-damage-irreversible-11125208

Fossil fuel emissions hit record high after unexpected growth: Global Carbon Budget 2017 https://theconversation.com/amp/fossil-fuel-emissions-hit-record-high-after-unexpected-growth-global-carbon-budget-2017-87248

Climate change and health https://royalsociety.org.nz/what-we-do/our-expert-advice/all-expert-advice-papers/climate-change-and-health/

15,000 scientists warn time is running out to save the planet https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/doi/10.1093/biosci/bix125/4605229

Communities around the world are leading a culture of action on climate change https://global.nature.org/content/on-the-path-of-climate-progress

Drivers of adaptation: Responses to weather- and climate-related hazards in 60 local governments in the Intermountain Western U.S. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0308518X16688686?journalCode=epna

Climate change, migration and displacement: the need for a risk-informed and coherent approach https://www.odi.org/publications/10977-climate-change-migration-and-displacement-need-risk-informed-and-coherent-approach

These are the melting glaciers that might someday drown your city, according to NASA https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-these-are-the-melting-glaciers-that-mig/f-4998803bdb%2Fwashingtonpost.com

Should coastal planners have concern over where land ice is melting? http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/11/e1700537

From the Pacific to the Atlantic, Protecting Coastal Communities From Climate Threats https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2017/11/pacific-atlantic-protecting-coastal-communities-climate-threats/

A Census of Atmospheric Variability From Seconds to Decades http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL075483/full

As the globe continues to warm, these weird Mediterranean hurricanes will only become more intense https://psmag.com/environment/why-is-there-a-hurricane-in-europe

In Houston, Escalating Climate Costs Come Due in Harvey Recovery https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2017/11/01/houston-hurricane-harvey-climate-costs/

La Niña strikes out on its forceful voyage round the globe https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/16/weatherwatch-la-nina-strikes-out-on-its-forceful-voyage-round-the-globe

 

Disaster risk reduction

Hundreds of Dams in Texas Could Fail in Worst-Case Flood http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Hundreds-of-Dams-in-Texas-Could-Fail-in-Worst-Case-Flood.html

Preparing for the Next Hurricane Irma, or Harvey: How Analytics and Smart Cities Will Help http://ht.ly/oM6j30gwd98

Water wizards: Dutch flood expertise is big export business http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/water-world-dutch-flood-expertise-big-export-business-51094602

A Broke, and Broken, Flood Insurance Program https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/04/business/a-broke-and-broken-flood-insurance-program.html

Hurricanes and the North Atlantic http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/hurricanes-have-a-new-target-the-north-atlantic/81815

One year on from the Kaikōura earthquake and tsunami http://www.geonet.org.nz/news/5Q5dhIosusCWOk4iaeCqa2

The 2017 hurricane season puts extreme precipitation and flooding events at the top of risk managers’ agendas http://ww2.cfo.com/risk-management/2017/11/the-weight-of-water-flooding/

Texas’ odds of Harvey-scale rainfall to increase by end of century http://news.mit.edu/2017/texas-odds-harvey-scale-rainfall-increase-end-century-1113

“The terrible human suffering and economic damage wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria make apparent the immediate need to focus on future-proofing communities…” http://www.routefifty.com/smart-cities/2017/11/expand-national-flood-insurance-program/142393/

After 2017’s swathe of catastrophes, flood experts look ahead http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/after-2017s-swathe-of-catastrophes-flood-experts-look-ahead-84651.aspx

FEMA Selects AIR Worldwide’s Flood Model to Better Understand the NFIP’s Risk to Flood Loss and Improve Resilience from Extreme Events https://www.verisk.com/press-releases/2017/november/fema-selects-air-worldwides-flood-model-to-better-understand-the-nfips-risk–to-flood-loss-and-improve-resilience-from-extreme-events/

Frequent Flooders Tax Federal Insurance Program https://www.wsj.com/articles/frequently-flooded-1510655402

Assessing the present and future probability of Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/11/07/1716222114.full

Can cities get smarter about extreme weather? https://theconversation.com/can-cities-get-smarter-about-extreme-weather-85522

Building and measuring Europe’s resilience http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/ENV/item-detail.cfm?item_id=604587&newsletter_id=300&utm_source=env_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Beyond%20GDP&utm_content=Building%20and%20measuring%20Europes%20resilience&lang=en

Using community mapping for flood modelling https://medium.com/@h.c.winsemius/using-community-mapping-for-flood-modelling-c04976d3e982

Global mortality from storm surges is decreasing http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa98a3/pdf

Harvey Hindsight: Local Mitigation, Sensible Zoning Would Make a Difference http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Harvey-Hindsight-Local-Mitigation-Sensible-Zoning-Would-Make-a-Difference.html

The Problem With Wildfires: There Aren’t Enough Of Them, Study Finds http://www.opb.org/news/article/not-enough-wildfires-study/#.Wgyo4YbzDDc.twitter

A deadly 2014 landslide’s power came from soils weakened by past slides https://www.sciencenews.org/article/deadly-2014-landslides-power-came-soils-weakened-past-slides?mode=topic&context=60

Is Iceland’s tallest volcano awakening? https://theconversation.com/is-icelands-tallest-volcano-awakening-87132?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1510323448

House Passes Flood Insurance Reform, Offering New Solutions for Federal Program http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/11/14/house-passes-flood-insurance-reform-offering-new-solutions-for-federal-program

Integrating disaster risk reduction and climate action for resilience http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2017/integrating-disaster-risk-reduction-and-climate-action-for-resil.html

Worldwide Waterwatch List November 2017 https://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/11/1/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-november-2017

Disasters – Natural and Manmade http://tspr.org/post/disasters-natural-and-manmade

Natural hazard risk: is it just going to get worse or can we do something about it? https://theconversation.com/natural-hazard-risk-is-it-just-going-to-get-worse-or-can-we-do-something-about-it-84286

An uncertain future, deep uncertainty, scenarios, robustness and adaptation: How do they fit together? http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815216300780?via%3Dihub

Mystery Quakes May Be Among World’s Longest-Lived Aftershocks https://eos.org/articles/mystery-quakes-may-be-among-worlds-longest-lived-aftershocks

 

Emergency Management

 

California wildfire insured loss expected to hit $8bn: Aon http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2017/11/10/california-wildfire-insured-loss-expected-to-hit-8bn-aon/

Global Catastrophe Recap October 2017 http://thoughtleadership.aonbenfield.com/Documents/20171109-ab-analytics-if-october-global-recap.pdf

New research shows the gender disparities in disaster response https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2017/11/07/new-research-shows-gender-disparities-disaster-response/

Puerto Rico’s hard road to recovery after Hurricane Maria http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41929287

A few months after Harvey, Houston’s long recovery quietly heads inside https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-few-months-after-harvey-houstons-long-recovery-quietly-heads-inside/2017/11/11/0cad0efc-c3ca-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.431d08354dfe

Application of computational intelligence technologies in emergency management: a literature review https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10462-017-9589-8

With early warning, Karachi cools a heatwave threat http://news.trust.org/item/20171110012830-nd31g/

Freetown flood disaster was ’90 percent man-made’ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/freetown-flood-disaster-90-percent-man-171114102736398.html

Building back better with people centered housing recovery http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917301747?via%3Dihub#f0005 “The scale and scope of the catastrophe in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria knows no historical precedent” http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/11/rebuilding-puerto-rico-will-cost-95-billion-says-islands-governor/#

One year after an earthquake struck communities in Marlborough and North Canterbury, people are on the road to recovery https://social.shorthand.com/NZRedCross/3yovIsD7vn/picking-up-the-pieces

Planning for California wildfires http://www.sierrastar.com/news/local/article182492656.html

India And China Do Not Share Information of Flood With Nepal: Dr. Sharma https://www.spotlightnepal.com/2017/11/13/india-and-china-do-not-share-information-flood-nepal-dr-sharma/

Chinese, U.S. militaries start joint drills on humanitarian relief, disaster rescue http://www.ecns.cn/military/2017/11-14/280892.shtml

Canada doesn’t need to fight every wildfire https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/canada-doesnt-need-to-fight-every-wildfire/article36983468/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links

California Wildfires Highlighted the Need to Modernize Emergency Alerts http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/California-Wildfires-Highlighted-the-Need-to-Modernize-Emergency-Alerts.html

Helping agencies learn from experience http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/34?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=haznote34

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

 

Get Rain Ready San Francisco http://sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=905

Natural Catastrophes – Facts and Figures https://ourworldindata.org/natural-catastrophes/

Map shows human influence on extreme weather https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/11/map-shows-human-influence-on-extreme-weather/

27 Ways Hot Weather Can Kill You — A Dire Warning for a Warming Planet http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/10/11/e004233

6 Resources to Help Communities Recover After Wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/recover-after-wildfire/?platform=hootsuite

M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake computer simulation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1HWet9j070&feature=youtu.be

Why don’t many scientists wish to engage with the public? http://blogs.plos.org/citizensci/2017/11/13/sciences-next-frontier-its-civic-engagement/

Trinka and Sam and the Big Fire http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/trinka_sam_the_big_fire.pdf?platform=hootsuite

When did Australia’s human history begin? https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-when-did-australias-human-history-begin-87251?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval https://www.amazon.com/Community-Resilience-Reader-Essential-Resources/dp/1610918606/

 

Social media and emergency management

Join the Global Instagram Campaign to Bring a New “Lens” to Climate Change http://globaldaily.com/climasphere/this-november-we-need-your-eyeonclimate/

 

Disaster psychology

Fire captain starts program to help colleagues with PTSD https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-department-management/articles/359960018-Fire-captain-starts-program-to-help-colleagues-with-PTSD/

Structural firefighters need wildland firefighting PPE, too https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-products/Personal-protective-equipment-ppe/articles/359529018-Structural-firefighters-need-wildland-firefighting-PPE-too/

How can I help my child after a disaster? http://www.aacap.org/aacap/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Centers/Disaster_Resource_Center/Home.aspx

If not directly affected, how should we react to disasters? https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2017/11/14/surrounded-by-tragedy-empathy-blame-or-cant-be-bothered/

 

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

The role of social capital, personal networks, and emergency responders in post-disaster recovery and resilience: a study of rural communities in Indiana http://rdcu.be/yeYp

The Household Response to Persistent Natural Disasters: Evidence from Bangladesh https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X17303509

Houston’s response to a powerful storm says much about polarized visions of the country and diverging attitudes toward cities, race, liberty and science https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/11/climate/houston-flooding-climate.html

Helping Those Most in Need First: Leveraging Social Vulnerability Research for Equitable Disaster Recovery https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/helping-those-most-in-need-first-leveraging-social-vulnerability-research-for-equitable-disaster-recovery

Generating vague neighbourhoods through data mining of passive web data http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13658816.2017.1400549?journalCode=tgis20

 

Today in disaster resilience (10 November 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Wildfires have lit up seemingly everywhere from California to British Columbia to Greenland (!). And then there’s Portugal. https://earther.com/wildfires-have-burned-more-than-5-of-portugal-in-one-o-1819659231

Intense hailstorm hits Bogota, causing severe floods and traffic chaos https://watchers.news/2017/11/02/intense-hailstorm-hits-bogota-causing-heavy-floods-and-traffic-chaos/

Flash floods kill five in Malaysia, army deploys to rescue thousands of displaced http://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-floods/flash-floods-kill-five-in-malaysia-army-deploys-to-rescue-thousands-of-displaced-idUSKBN1D50TL?il=0

28 dead after shooting at Sutherland Springs church http://m.chron.com/news/local/article/More-than-20-dead-after-shooting-at-Sutherland-12333530.php

Thailand – 17 Provinces Still Affected After Three Weeks of Flooding http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-flooding-ocotber-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Germany, Poland and Czech Republic – Deaths and Damage Caused by Storm Herwart http://floodlist.com/europe/germany-poland-czech-republic-storm-herwart-october-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India: Death toll rises to 12 as monsoon rain tops 350 mm in Chennai https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/india-death-toll-rises-to-12-as-monsoon-rain-tops-350-mm-in-chennai/70003187

Typhoon Damrey rocks Vietnam with historic force, AIR Worldwide finds http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2017/11/07/typhoon-damrey-rocks-vietnam-with-historic-force-a?platform=hootsuite

Flood in North Sumatra displaces thousands http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/11/07/flood-in-north-sumatra-displaces-thousands.html

Typhoon “Damrey” hits Vietnam, leaving at least 89 dead, 18 missing, 100 000+ houses under water https://watchers.news/2017/11/05/typhoon-damrey-vietnam-damage-casualties/

Norway left a little shaken by rare earthquake https://www.thelocal.no/20171107/norway-left-a-little-shaken-by-rare-earthquake/amp

Flash floods in Selangor after heavy rain http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/flash-floods-in-klang-after-heavy-rain?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Nov 2017: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65962/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Nov-2017-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Colombia – 4 Dead, 18 Missing After Floods and Mudslide in Cauca Department http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-corinto-cauca-floods-mudslide-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kenya – Deadly Floods in Central and Northern Areas http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The land is warming twice as fast as the oceans … too bad we live on the land https://thinkprogress.org/global-warming-now-twice-as-fast-over-land-than-the-ocean-nasa-chart-shows-52b4afe01345/

Women may bear the brunt of climate change’s impacts https://phys.org/news/2017-08-women-brunt-climate-impacts.html

Refugees of a different kind are being displaced by rising seas — and governments aren’t ready https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/11/climate-change-refugees-grapple-with-effects-of-rising-seas.html

Arctic sea ice news http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

Scientists mapping Greenland have produced some surprising – and worrying – results https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/04/scientists-mapping-greenland-have-produced-some-surprising-and-worrying-results/?utm_term=.421c2f1f67fe

Stark Evidence: A Warmer World Is Sparking More and Bigger Wildfires http://e360.yale.edu/features/the-evidence-is-clear-a-warmer-world-means-more-wildfires

Drought and heat waves the greatest threats from climate change https://majorcadailybulletin.com/news/local/2017/10/08/49487/drought-and-heat-waves-the-greatest-threat-from-climate-change.html

Clarifying Perspectives to Promote Action on Loss and Damage from Climate Change http://www.lucsus.lu.se/article/clarifying-perspectives-to-promote-action-on-loss-and-damage-from-climate-change

97% global warming consensus paper surpasses half a million downloads https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/jun/23/97-global-warming-consensus-paper-surpasses-half-a-million-downloads

We looked at 1,154 climate science results and found no evidence of ‘publication bias’ https://theconversation.com/we-looked-at-1-154-climate-science-results-and-found-no-evidence-of-publication-bias-84500

In hurricane-stricken Barbuda, UN chief urges global solidarity, accelerated climate action http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57834#.Wdvla4-CzIX

Growing majority believes global warming is happening https://www.axios.com/climate-change-poll-2493422731.html

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/02/561608576/massive-government-report-says-climate-is-warming-and-humans-are-the-cause

2017 on Track to Be Third Hottest Year Nationally http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/2017-on-track-to-be-third-hottest-year-nationally

Study Says Public’s Politics Are Correlated With Climate Change Opinion. They Shouldn’t Be. https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/11/01/study-says-publics-politics-are-correlated-with-climate-change-opinion-they-shouldnt-be/#2506c31225fa

‘Impossible To Save’: Scientists Are Watching China’s Glaciers Disappear http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/10/21/554271726/impossible-to-save-scientists-are-watching-chinas-glaciers-disappear

Extreme weather leads to public health crises – so health and climate experts must work together https://theconversation.com/extreme-weather-leads-to-public-health-crises-so-health-and-climate-experts-must-work-together-83783

Climate Science Special Report https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/02/561608576/massive-government-report-says-climate-is-warming-and-humans-are-the-cause

Engaging Local Actors in the NDC Process: The Next Frontier http://www.ndcpartnership.org/news-and-events/news/engaging-local-actors-ndc-process-next-frontier#.Wf8pvpGr4BQ.twitter

How Does Climate Change Affect Atlantic Hurricanes? 2017 In Perspective http://geography.fsu.edu/activities/how-does-climate-change-affect-atlantic-hurricanes/

Alarming climate report bodes badly for Paris goals – NZ scientists http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11940654

WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin https://public.wmo.int/en/resources/library/wmo-greenhouse-gas-bulletin

The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health http://thelancet.com/climate-and-health?dgcid=etoc-edschoice_email_Nov4

UN climate meeting: Pacific Islands leaders set to put heat on Australia http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/11/04/un-climate-meeting-pacific-islands-leaders-set-put-heat-australia

Humanity has entered a global warming minefield, climate scientists say https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-11-04/humanity-has-entered-global-warming-minefield-climate-scientists-say

The many Anthropocenes: A transdisciplinary challenge for the Anthropocene research http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2053019617738099

The three-degree world: the cities that will be drowned by global warming https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2017/nov/03/three-degree-world-cities-drowned-global-warming?CMP=share_btn_t

Climate change and ‘waterproofing’ NZ’s cities http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/2018620285/climate-change-and-waterproofing-nz-s-cities

Waiting for the tide to turn: Kiribati’s fight for survival https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/23/waiting-for-the-tide-to-turn-kiribatis-fight-for-survival

The COP23 climate change summit in Bonn and why it matters https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/05/the-cop23-climate-change-summit-in-bonn-and-why-it-matters?CMP=share_btn_tw

Even without an El Nino kick, 2017 heads for top-three ranking for global heat http://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/even-without-an-el-nino-kick-2017-heads-for-topthree-ranking-for-global-heat-20171105-gzffnl.html?btis

WRI data suggests emissions have already ‘peaked’ in 49 countries https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-wri-data-suggests-emissions-have-already-peaked-49-countries

2017 is set to be in the top three hottest years on record, with record-breaking extreme weather, according to the World Meteorological Organization https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/2017s-extreme-weather-is-record-breaking

Data Snapshot: Public Acceptance of Human-Caused Climate Change Is Gradually Rising https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/snapshot/climate-change-acceptance

The City Preparing for Climate Change Without Ever Saying the Words http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-tulsa-climate-change-resilience-adaptation-flooding.html

Warming climate prompts Europe to think outside the box https://www.politico.eu/article/how-europeans-adapt-to-climate-change/

A new study finds human-caused global warming is significantly increasing the rate at which hot temperature records are being broken around the world https://news.agu.org/press-release/human-caused-warming-increasing-likelihood-of-record-breaking-hot-years/

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: ‘There is reason for hope’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/08/seven-megatrends-that-could-beat-global-warming-climate-change?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

A multi-billion-dollar seawall is among climate adaptation options under consideration for Boston https://ensia.com/features/boston-adaptation/

Limiting global temperature change to 1.5 °C http://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/limiting-global-temperature-change-to-1-5-degree-celsius

Sea level maps show Canada’s coastal communities are in race against time http://www.ladysmithchronicle.com/news/canadas-coastal-communities-in-race-against-time/

Climate Council releases new report on impacts of climate change http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5042625/climate-inaction-slammed/

Australia’s critical window of opportunity to tackle climate change is closing http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5042625/climate-inaction-slammed/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Many homeowners unaware they lived in reservoir ‘flood pools’ http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Many-homeowners-unaware-they-lived-in-reservoir-12231188.php

Study Finds FEMA Flood Maps Missed 75% Of Houston Flood Damage Claims Between 1999 And 2009 https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/09/18/fema-flood-maps-missed-claims-harvey-houston/#515556c39938

Years after floods, South Jersey residents along Rancocas Creek get aid to lift houses http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/years-after-floods-south-jersey-residents-along-rancocas-creek-get-fema-aid-to-get-houses-lifted-20171008.html

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/climate/tokyo-floods.html

Old Faithful’s geological heart revealed http://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2017/10/06/old-faithfuls-geological-heart-revealed/

Earthquake ‘thermometer’ shows LA region is boiling to Northridge level http://www.pe.com/2017/09/23/earthquake-thermometer-shows-la-region-is-boiling-to-northridge-level-2/

Resilience theory can boost urban innovation http://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2010-09-08-resilience-theory-can-boost-urban-innovation-.html

Enhancing flood resilience in urban and coastal areas in Thua Thien Hue Province https://www.weadapt.org/placemarks/maps/view/35396

Mumbai may be vulnerable to future hurricanes http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/55259

Preservation of floodplains is flood protection https://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/news/press-releases/detail/article/34198/

Recent Hurricanes Stress America’s Crucial—and Aging—Infrastructure http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/10/05/recent-hurricanes-stress-americas-crucial-and-aging-infrastructure

Houston has shown remarkable resilience in the face of widespread devastation from an unprecedented flooding event http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HurricaneHarvey_Whitepaper.pdf

In aftermath of hurricanes, FEMA’s slow flood mapping leaves homeowners vulnerable http://thehill.com/video/354564-in-aftermath-of-hurricanes-femas-slow-flood-mapping-leaves-homeowners-vulnerable

NZ scientists share fears of ‘megathrust’ earthquake http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/scientists-share-fears-of-megathrust-earthquake/

What fueled Wine Country’s infernos? http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/09/what-fueled-wine-countrys-infernos/

Australian Tropical Cyclone Outlook for 2017 to 2018 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/cyclones/australia/

How Fire Suppression Techniques Can Change As Wildfires Get Bigger http://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/558390511/how-fire-suppression-techniques-can-change-as-wildfires-get-bigger

Victorian Fire Management Strategy Discussion Paper https://engage.vic.gov.au/vfms

Assessing Australia’s resilience to natural hazards file:///C:/Users/ndufty/Downloads/hazard_note_39_assessing_aus_resilience_to_natural_hazards.pdf

Earlier, More Frequent, More Dangerous: Bushfires in NSW https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/nsw-bushfires-2017

Fire and Emergency New Zealand requested an independent review into the operational response to the Port Hills Fires https://fireandemergency.nz/research-and-reports/port-hills-operational-review

Resilient Atlanta Strategy http://100resilientcities.org/strategies/atlanta/

New York City’s search for resilience continues five years after Sandy https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/new-york-citys-search-for-resilience-continues-five-years-after-sandy

Improving our understanding of disaster risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/55439

Extreme multi-basin flooding linked with extra-tropical cyclones http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa868e

Natural flood management – part of the nation’s flood resilience https://www.gov.uk/government/news/natural-flood-management-part-of-the-nations-flood-resilience

Buyouts Won’t Be the Answer for Many Frequent Flooding Victims https://features.propublica.org/houston-buyouts/hurricane-harvey-home-buyouts-harris-county/

Monitoring Coastal Zone Changes from Space https://eos.org/opinions/monitoring-coastal-zone-changes-from-space

Landscape restoration could be a low-cost way to reduce the risk of flash flooding in rural communities http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/flooding-risk/

From Bhutan to Cambodia, early warning saves lives in floods http://www.eco-business.com/news/from-bhutan-to-cambodia-early-warning-saves-lives-in-floods/

Mitigating Flooding and Drought through Data for Decision-Making https://earthzine.org/2017/10/24/mitigating-flooding-and-drought-through-data-for-decision-making/

Higher density in a flood zone? Here’s a way to do it and reduce the risks https://theconversation.com/higher-density-in-a-flood-zone-heres-a-way-to-do-it-and-reduce-the-risks-86608

Extreme Weather, Extreme Costs https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/reports/2017/10/27/441382/extreme-weather-extreme-costs/

Managing the hazards in Franz Josef, New Zealand https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/11/03/franz-josef/

Natural flood prevention scheme pioneered by SDC http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/15639453.Reader_s_letter__Natural_flood_prevention_scheme_pioneered_by_SDC/

As wildfires expand, fire science needs to keep up https://theconversation.com/as-wildfires-expand-fire-science-needs-to-keep-up-86103

How are cities preparing for natural disasters? http://digital.thechicagocouncil.org/natural-disasters

Building a radical, new home that he could defend in the event of another fire http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-30/kinglake-black-saturday-survivor-builds-earthship/9091972

Modelling impacts of agricultural practice on flood peaks in upland catchments: An application of the distributed TOPMODEL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hyp.11355/full

As floods get worse, fewer homeowners buy flood insurance http://www.joplinglobe.com/news/as-floods-get-worse-fewer-homeowners-buy-flood-insurance/article_079c1718-bc3c-11e7-92ad-67093d0ce46b.html

Latin American and Caribbean earthquakes in the GEM’s Earthquake Consequences Database (GEMECD) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-3087-9

A volcano can show many signs that an eruption might be brewing http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2017/11/06/volcano-warning-sign-iceland-tenerife-hype/#.WgDPxI-CzIV

Six Chennai maps spanning over a century explain why the city faces flood danger each year https://scroll.in/article/856756/six-chennai-maps-spanning-over-a-century-explains-why-the-city-faces-flood-danger-each-year

Chennai to get flood warning system http://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/chennai-to-get-flood-warning-system-59031

Natural disasters predicted to account for £72bn insurance claims in 2017 https://www.mcmgroup.co.uk/natural-disasters-predicted-to-account-for-72bn-insurance-claims-in-2017/

Estimating urban flood risk – uncertainty in design criteria https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/62238/

San Francisco outlines comprehensive flood resilience strategy https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/san-francisco-outlines-comprehensive-flood-resilience-strategy/509925/

Solutions Lab Partnership Tackles Houston’s Biggest Problems http://www.govtech.com/civic/Solutions-Lab-Partnership-Tackles-Houstons-Biggest-Problems.html

Netherlands sets model of flood prevention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-pJGhHrnGg&feature=youtu.be

Cal Fire Says It’s Focusing on Fire Prevention; But Critics Say Current Efforts Leave State Vulnerable to More Mega Fires https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Cal-Fire-Says-Its-Focusing-on-Fire-Prevention-455949893.html

Strengthening the National Flood Insurance Program https://medium.com/strengthening-the-national-flood-insurance-program/strengthening-the-national-flood-insurance-program-f12efff65fbd

A Massive Heat Source Was Just Discovered Under Antarctica, Driving Ice Melt And Volcanism https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/11/08/massive-heat-source-was-just-discovered-under-antarctica-driving-melting-volcanism/#678ddaac346d

Reducing Our Risk competition: winners announced https://solutionsearch.org/contest/reducing-our-risk

‘A huge shift in our mindset’ – Charleston looks at how best to treat flood-prone homes http://www.postandcourier.com/columnists/a-huge-shift-in-our-mindset—charleston-looks/article_7832b064-b82b-11e7-b029-4f6fd9954481.html

Let’s Start with Better Floodplain Maps https://bipartisanpolicy.org/blog/lets-start-with-better-floodplain-maps/#disqus_thread

In Tulsa, a National Blueprint for Managing Floods as Cities Grow and Climate Changes https://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2017/11/02/in-tulsa-a-national-blueprint-for-managing-floods-as-cities-grow-and-climate-changes/

Investing in prescribed burning: how much should we spend? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/42?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=haznote42

How Houston’s newest homes survived Hurricane Harvey http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-na-houston-harvey-home-survivors/

Simulated disasters http://www.dailyuw.com/science/article_1dd8caf4-c500-11e7-bb70-43ef718d34e8.html

Resilience through caring for nature in times of transition http://www.assar.uct.ac.za/news/resilience-through-caring-nature-times-transition

 

Emergency Management

Population and energy elasticity of tornado casualties http://myweb.fsu.edu/jelsner/PDF/Research/FrickerElsnerJagger2017.pdf

Puerto Rico’s morgues full of uncounted bodies as hurricane death toll continues to rise http://www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j4648

A year after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti’s children still incredibly vulnerable to disasters http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57813#.WdqbU4-CzIU

The UF Hurricane Team Headed South to Meet Irma Head On http://news.ufl.edu/articles/2017/10/the-uf-hurricane-team-headed-south-to-meet-irma-head-on.php

What happens when corporations rush in to help in a disaster? https://www.marketplace.org/2017/10/09/sustainability/weather-economy/disaster-zones-puerto-rico-need-innovation-not-experiments

A Doctor’s Guidance For Hospitals After Mass Shootings http://www.npr.org/2017/10/07/556320319/a-doctor-s-guidance-for-hospitals-after-mass-shootings

The latest jobs report reveals hurricanes Harvey, Irma’s economic costs https://www.marketplace.org/2017/10/06/economy/weekly-wrap/latest-jobs-report-reveals-hurricanes-harvey-irma-s-economic-costs

What The Pileup Of U.S. Disasters Means For The World http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/09/29/554291950/what-the-pileup-of-u-s-disasters-means-for-the-world

In ‘Only The Brave,’ The True Story Of Fated Wildland Firefighters http://www.npr.org/2017/10/21/559098473/in-only-the-brave-the-true-story-of-fated-wildland-firefighters

Who cleans up after hurricanes, earthquakes and war? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-d7bc8641-9c98-46e7-9154-9dd6c5fe925e

FEMA Looks To Hire 2,000 More People As It Responds To Long List Of Disasters http://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/558390521/fema-looks-to-hire-2-000-more-people-as-it-responds-to-long-list-of-disasters

Bushfires: What it takes to be a fire behaviour expert with the Rural Fire Service http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-02/what-it-takes-to-be-a-fire-analyst-with-the-rfs/9109262

Texas residents sue over water release during Harvey http://www.dailyjournal.net/2017/11/02/us-harvey-orange-county-lawsuit/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Portugal is to formally open a National Tsunami Warning Centre http://www.unisdr.org/archive/55762

Road to recovery – the Kaikōura quake http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/201861421/insight-road-to-recovery-the-kaik-ura-quake

Many Puerto Ricans have endured the longest blackout in American history following a direct hit from Hurricane Maria https://www.cbsnews.com/news/puerto-ricos-storm-of-misery/

Searing Lessons: How the 2007 Wildfires Changed San Diego County http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Searing-Lessons-How-the-2007-Wildfires-Changed-San-Diego-County.html

Breathing Fire http://www.climatecentral.org/news/breathing-fire-california-air-quality-smoke-waves-21754

Unemployment claims soar as Puerto Rico’s economy reels from a ‘Category 5’ hit http://www.bradenton.com/news/weather/hurricane/article181917576.html

The use of emerging technology in post-disaster reconnaissance missions https://www.istructe.org/getattachment/resources-centre/technical-topic-areas/eefit/EEFIT-Research-Grant-Scheme/Stone-D-Ayala-final-report.pdf?lang=en-GB

Bishop helps rebuild lives after Sri Lankan floods https://www.ucanews.com/news/bishop-helps-rebuild-lives-after-sri-lankan-floods/80710

Master of Science in Threat and Response Management Alum Crisis Stories | Chrissy: Haiti Earthquake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7XTXi-I_JM&feature=youtu.be

A new computer application that enables the easy calculation of expected fire danger and fire behaviour via a simple easy‑to-use interface http://data61.csiro.au/en/Our-Work/Safety-and-Security/Disaster-Management/Amicus

Penang bickers over flood issues as evacuees head home http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/penang-bickers-over-flood-issues-as-evacuees-head-home?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

7 years after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, who remains displaced? https://reliefweb.int/report/haiti/humanitarian-aid-7-years-after-2010-earthquake-who-remains-displaced-0?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Four years after Yolanda: New book honors the pioneering achievements of Filipino aid workers http://newtontechfordev.com/four-years-yolanda-new-book-honors-pioneering-achievements-filipino-aid-workers/

UK Flood Forecasting Centre Annual Review http://www.ffc-environment-agency.metoffice.gov.uk/about/

Self-recovery from disasters: an interdisciplinary perspective https://www.odi.org/publications/10963-self-recovery-disasters-interdisciplinary-perspective

Environmentally Responsible Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction Recommendations https://reliefweb.int/report/world/environmentally-responsible-disaster-recovery-and-reconstruction-recommendations

Developing a national system for fire danger ratings https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/developing-a-national-system-for-fire-danger-ratings

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Study: Interpreting hurricane forecasts displays can be difficult for general public http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/55252

Our Restless Earth: photography competition winners 2017 – in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2017/oct/09/our-restless-earth-geological-society-photography-competition-winners-2017-in-pictures-earth-science-week

Chance to find out more about city’s future flood risk plans http://www.leicester.gov.uk/news/news-story-details/?nId=89360

Climatedogs Ridgy, Enso, Indy and Sam muster climate science http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/4205059/climate-dogs-off-the-leash-videos/

Flood-prepared communities http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/flood-prepared-communities

World Tsunami Awareness Day http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/speeches/2017/world-tsunami-awareness-day-.html

River and sea levels in England https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels

Community Emergency Plan explained | UK Emergency Preparedness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7CW32CrGeU&feature=youtu.be

Household Preparedness | UK Emergency Preparedness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9BcMplitw8&feature=youtu.be

The Natural History Museum of Utah tackles climate change head-on with new exhibit — complete with flying goats http://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2017/10/30/the-natural-history-museum-of-utah-tackles-climate-change-head-on-with-new-exhibit-complete-with-flying-goats/

Public Safety During Severe Weather and Other Disasters Could Be Improved With Better Alert Systems and Improved Understanding of Social and Behavioral Factors http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=11012017&_ga=2.244877445.1841942279.1509624129-1744579233.1509624129

Citizen science for hydrological risk reduction and resilience building http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/55667

NSW RFS working with school communities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7vjeHef8xU

Emergency Plan for Small Businesses https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc_small_business_plan_web.pdf

UGA helps coastal community keep its head above water http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-helps-coastal-community-2017/

Workshops teach youngsters how to turn Hull into world’s most flood resilient city http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/workshops-teach-youngsters-how-turn-728249

Focus on lives lost, not the killer, say critics on mass shooting news coverage http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-november-7-2017-the-current-1.4389786/focus-on-lives-lost-not-the-killer-say-critics-on-mass-shooting-news-coverage-1.4389904

Why it’s important to mark the anniversaries of earthquakes, even ones that happened 300 years ago https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2017/11/09/important-mark-anniversaries-earthquakes-ursula-cochran/

Calstock residents urged to have say on flood alleviation plan https://www.gov.uk/government/news/calstock-residents-urged-to-have-say-on-flood-alleviation-plan

 

Social media and emergency management

How to use social media to better engage people affected by crises: a brief guide for those using social media in humanitarian organizations http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/55553

Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004CRSN8I/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_9shaAbM34BE1D

Social Media: A Force for Good or Evil? https://wasimahmed.org/2017/11/04/social-media-a-force-for-good-or-evil/

Lismore Helping Hands Facebook page was as active as ever with 7000 people still members of the group https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/still-providing-helping-hands/3229184/

Social media rallies thousands of volunteers for flood clean-up http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/social-media-rallies-thousands-of-volunteers-for-flood-clean-up/8432758

Twitter is officially doubling the character limit to 280 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/07/twitter-is-officially-doubling-the-character-limit-to-280/

 

Disaster psychology

 

Houston man creates colorful tribute on home to husband who died in Harvey flooding http://m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Man-creates-colorful-tribute-on-home-where-12259379.php?cmpid=twitter-mobile

How Disasters Impact Ambition http://www.npr.org/2017/10/25/559963761/how-disasters-impact-ambition

Do I Stay or Do I Go? Hurricane Risk Perception and Evacuation Behavior https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/do-i-stay-or-do-i-go-hurricane-risk-perception-and-evacuation-behavior

Hurricane Sandy, five years later: ‘No one was ready for what happened after’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/27/hurricane-sandy-five-years-later-climate-change

Mental health, disasters and what not to do http://www.evidenceaid.org/mental-health-disasters-and-what-not-to-do/

Suicide rate among wildland firefighters is “astronomical” http://wildfiretoday.com/2017/11/04/suicide-rate-among-wildland-firefighters-is-astronomical/

Earthquakes! Fires! Shootings! Storms! How Tech Can Help Ease ‘Disaster Fatigue’ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/well/mind/earthquakes-fires-shootings-storms-how-tech-can-help-ease-disaster-fatigue.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

The devastation from recent earthquake has blurred the normally rigid class divisions of Mexico City https://www.citylab.com/life/2017/09/lab-report-how-mexico-citys-quake-leveled-class-divisions/540561/

Flood vulnerability, local perception and gender role judgment using multivariate analysis: A problem-based “participatory action to Future Skill Management” to cope with flood impacts http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094717301585

All Politics is Local: Judicial and Electoral Institutions’ Role in Japan’s Nuclear Restarts https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/41/

Today in disaster resilience (6 October 2017)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Fresh Floods Hit Assam, Over 78,000 People Affected https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/fresh-floods-hit-assam-over-78-000-people-affected-1757451

Flash flooding as widespread rain hits Queensland http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/news/flash-flooding-as-widespread-rain-hits-queensland/news-story/cf7cb864d92d1086afc4548f2c1b8446

At least 50 people are dead and hundreds wounded at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip http://live.reuters.com/Event/Las_Vegas_shooting_4?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

Marseille knifeman ‘used several aliases and stole’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41466614

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Oct 2017: Dukono volcano, Agung, Reventador, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65432/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Oct-2017-Dukono-volcano-Agung-Reventador-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Record-breaking snowstorm hits Rockies, heaviest October snow in Montana since 1914 https://watchers.news/2017/10/03/havre-montana-record-breaking-snowstorm/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hyderabad Cloudburst Kills 3, Downpour to Continue for Next 24 Hours http://www.news18.com/news/india/hyderabad-cloudburst-kills-3-downpour-to-continue-for-next-24-hours-1534365.html

Massive rain, worst flooding on record hits southern Norway https://watchers.news/2017/10/04/norway-flood/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Australia – Bundaberg Floods After 300mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/australia/bundaberg-floods-october-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

City of Houston breaks annual rainfall record set in 1900 https://watchers.news/2017/10/04/houston-rainfall-record/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Storm Nate formed off the coast of Nicaragua on Thursday and was being blamed for five deaths in that country http://nypost.com/2017/10/05/tropical-storm-nate-could-grow-to-hurricane-aimed-at-gulf-coast/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Mexico – Deadly Floods in Tamaulipas, Further Warnings for Severe Storms http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-tamaulipas-october-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Are Dutch Water Safety Institutions Prepared for Climate Change? http://edepot.wur.nl/198906

Can we really limit global warming to “well below” two degrees centigrade? http://sciencenordic.com/can-we-really-limit-global-warming-%E2%80%9Cwell-below%E2%80%9D-two-degrees-centigrade

Climate change drives Solomon Islands’ people of the sea ashore http://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-drives-solomon-islands-people-of-the-sea-ashore/a-40777201

Scientists may have found a solution to the atmosphere’s methane mystery https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/09/29/scientists-find-that-belching-cows-could-solve-a-key-mystery-about-the-atmosphere/

Sea level threatens Perth infrastructure http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-02/sea-levels-threaten-key-perth-infrastructure,-researchers-say/8998962

Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/oct/04/australian-cities-to-have-50c-summer-days-by-2040-study-says?CMP=share_btn_tw

Is this a good time to talk about climate change? http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2017/09/is-this-a-good-time-to-talk-about-climate-change/

Extreme rainfall has tripled in India since 1950 – but droughts are worsening too http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/extreme-rainfall-has-tripled-india-since-1950-droughts-are-worsening-too-1641701?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How 73 cities are using innovative climate action to ‘future-proof’ themselves http://citiscope.org/story/2017/how-73-cities-are-using-innovative-climate-action-future-proof-themselves

Climate, disasters and displacement http://climatemigration.org.uk/video-understanding-disasters-displacement-and-climate/?utm_content=buffer1f106&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Ex-FEMA Director: Rebuilding Puerto Rico Requires Acknowledging Climate Change http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/10/ex-fema-director-rebuilding-puerto-rico-requires-acknowledging-climate-change/

The Most Powerful Evidence Climate Scientists Have of Global Warming https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03102017/infographic-ocean-heat-powerful-climate-change-evidence-global-warming

Scientists say extreme storms to be ‘new normal’ https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/05/world/science-health-world/caribbean-hurricane-zone-bound-u-n-chief-scientists-say-extreme-storms-new-normal/#.WdWc1E8UnIU

New Toolkit for Building Urban Climate Resilience http://training.i-s-e-t.org/

A Climate Series for the Ages https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/event/climate-series-ages/

Miami Beach: A Model of Climate Adaptation for Coastal Cities? https://www.planetizen.com/node/94929/miami-beach-model-climate-adaptation-coastal-cities

Exceptional September heat in eastern Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs62.pdf

 

 

Disaster risk reduction

Flood insurance program exhausts Treasury borrowing http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/28/flood-insurance-treasury-borrowing-243252?cid=apn

Dales farmers primed to build region’s flood defences http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/10/02/dales-farmers-primed-build-regions-flood-defences/

Managed retreat as a response to natural hazard risk http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v7/n5/full/nclimate3252.html?foxtrotcallback=true

Do you want to be an integral part in UR2018? https://understandrisk.org/ur2018-calls-for-proposals/?platform=hootsuite

Pearl City To Demolish 22 Homes in Flood Plain http://www.mystateline.com/news/pearl-city-to-demolish-22-homes-in-flood-plain/819915262

Houston’s Reservoirs Can’t Sustain Any More Rain https://www.citylab.com/environment/2017/08/houston-reservoirs-tk/538383/

Houston eyes flood control projects during Harvey recovery https://apnews.com/0f2c06610c46426d931e7d90e4e22a4d

In Comoros, Africa’s island nations talk disaster preparedness https://africatimes.com/2017/09/30/in-comoros-africas-vulnerable-island-nations-talk-disaster-preparedness/

Flood prevention: A universal problem with a toolkit of solutions https://www.theplanner.co.uk/features/flood-prevention-a-universal-problem-with-a-toolkit-of-solutions

U.S. Cities Struggle To Meet Tighter Flood Standards http://www.npr.org/2017/10/02/554994446/flood-prone-communities-struggle-to-meet-post-katrina-standards

Council reviewing warning systems after Edgecumbe floods http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/audio/doug-leader-council-reviewing-warning-systems-after-edgecumbe-floods/

Seeing is Believing: Stanford researchers visualize California’s drought http://news.stanford.edu/2017/09/15/new-portal-exploring-californias-drought/?utm_content=buffer67308&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A Machine Learning Model Of Tropical Cyclone Wind Risk http://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/a-machine-learning-model-of-tropical-cyclone-wind-risk/

Countries Are Getting Better At Preventing Flood-Related Deaths. Not India. http://www.indiaspend.com/cover-story/countries-are-getting-better-at-preventing-flood-related-deaths-not-india-64210

Austin officials discuss flood warning, mitigation efforts http://www.mystatesman.com/news/local/austin-officials-discuss-flood-warning-mitigation-efforts/jDqFE5Vm5q3FJemseeSG7L/

Severe bushfire season on way as country WA firefighters get ready for the worst http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-04/severe-wa-bushfire-season-on-way-as-country-firefighters-prepare/9009048?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How megafires will shape our future https://islandpress.org/blog/how-wildfire-will-shape-our-future-conversation-edward-struzik

Community Risk Reduction: What Should It Mean for Your Community? http://www.fireemsleaderpro.org/2017/10/02/community-risk-reduction/

Real-time flood impacts mapping https://www.jbaconsulting.com/knowledge-hub/real-time-flood-impacts-mapping/

Could Sydney be the next Houston? https://riskfrontiers.com/could-sydney-be-the-next-houston/

Honda’s new robot prototype could help mitigate future disasters https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/03/hondas-new-robot-prototype-could-help-mitigate-future-disasters/

Rethinking the ‘Infrastructure’ Discussion Amid a Blitz of Hurricanes https://www.propublica.org/article/rethinking-the-infrastructure-discussion-amid-a-blitz-of-hurricanes?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1505338755

The mathematics of disaster https://cosmosmagazine.com/mathematics/the-mathematics-of-disaster

Special Issue: Risk Governance, Assessment, and Economic Impacts https://link.springer.com/journal/13753/8/3/page/1

Do trees in UK-relevant river catchments influence fluvial flood peaks?: a systematic review http://paper.li/slowtheflow_UK/1484420534?read=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.farminguk.com%2FNews%2FTree-planting-not-the-universal-panacea-in-combating-floods_47530.html%3Fplatform%3Dhootsuite

Some Property Insurers Pulling Back From Highest Wildfire Risk Areas http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/some-property-insurers-pulling-back-highest-wildfire-risk-areas

We Need to Manage Flood Risk http://meetingoftheminds.org/need-manage-flood-risk-23045

What is the yearly risk of another Harvey-level flood in Houston? http://jakewestfall.org/blog/index.php/2017/09/25/what-is-the-yearly-risk-of-another-harvey-level-flood-in-houston/

Predicting the next big flood in Greenland http://sciencenordic.com/predicting-next-big-flood-greenland

In wake of major floods, Texas water agency drafting statewide flood plan https://www.texastribune.org/2017/10/04/texas-drafting-statewide-flood-plan-2019-legislative-session/

Updated flood maps coming to Canada? http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/opinion/updated-flood-maps-coming-to-canada-78259.aspx

£50 million flood defence scheme opens in Leeds https://www.gov.uk/government/news/50-million-flood-defence-scheme-opens-in-leeds

Costs and benefits of flood mitigation in Launceston https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/40

New Orleans Has to Work Fast to Avoid Washing Away by 2050 https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-new-orleans-has-to-work-fast-to-avoid-w/f-236c59171f%2Fvice.com

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Lessons Learned, Cautions for New York & New Jersey https://www.stevens.edu/news/hurricanes-harvey-and-irma-could-they-happen-new-york-stevens-says-yes

Coasts: Life in the Danger Zone https://eu.boell.org/en/2017/06/02/coasts-life-danger-zone

Multi-variable flood damage modelling with limited data using supervised learning approaches https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/1683/2017/

Vulnerability reduction plays an essential role for successful flood risk management http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017EF000606/full

 

Emergency Management

 

Hurricane response: Caribbean disaster agency comes of age https://www.irinnews.org/analysis/2017/09/28/hurricane-response-caribbean-disaster-agency-comes-age

B.C. wildfires caused more than $127 million in insured damage http://citopbroker.com/news/b-c-wildfires-caused-more-than-127-million-in-insured-damage-ibc-13065

Texas Towns Crushed by Hurricane Harvey Struggle to Clean Up and Rebuild https://www.wsj.com/articles/texas-towns-crushed-by-hurricane-harvey-struggle-to-clean-up-and-rebuild-1506697280

Amateur Radio Operators Stepped In To Help Communications With Puerto Rico http://www.npr.org/2017/09/29/554600989/amateur-radio-operators-stepped-in-to-help-communications-with-puerto-rico

Where, Why And How Are Australians Dying In Floods? http://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/where-why-and-how-are-australians-dying-in-floods/

The Third Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies http://www.needs2018.com/call-for-papers/

EU to provide €1.2 mil for flood-affected people in Bangladesh http://www.clickittefaq.com/eu-provide-e1-2-mil-flood-affected-people-bd/

Emergency services praised after more than 200 homes affected by flooding http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/10/01/emergency-services-praised-200-homes-affected-flooding/

Seven graphics that sum up Puerto Rico disaster http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41447184

Michael VanRooyen Discusses Hurricane Maria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etqPDVly8rY

The Kiwi vulcanologist monitoring Mt Agung http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/340827/the-kiwi-vulcanologist-monitoring-mt-agung

With Irma – and a power failure – Miami gets a taste of deadly heat http://news.trust.org/item/20170926003704-g5xa5/?utm_content=bufferb6c25&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Long-Lead Prediction of the 2015 Fire and Haze Episode in Indonesia http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL073660/abstract

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Getting Outreach Right, the NASF’s Priorities, and the Evolution of Wildfire Risk Mapping https://fireadaptednetwork.org/getting-outreach-right-nasfs-priorities-evolution-wildfire-risk-mapping-interview-john-fish/?platform=hootsuite

Survival plans for people living in bushfire-prone zones should be second nature http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/bushfire-warning-as-season-begins-in-wa/news-story/ffaaae3d15febafc798c3f7fdd0b8084

Plan ahead for your pet in emergencies http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/4956482/plan-ahead-for-your-pet/?cs=1432

‘The Kendal Flood’ project https://kendaloralhistory.com/the-kendal-flood-of-december-2015-project/

Plate tectonics: When we discovered how the Earth really works http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41472281

Serious games in the context of early warning for natural hazards in South Asia http://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/faculty-of-engineering/civil/public/phd-opportunities/Kings_SeriousGames.pdf

Brisbane City Council provides free early warning alerts for Brisbane residents and visitors https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community-safety/community-safety/disasters-emergencies/severe-weather-alerts/brisbane-early-warning-alert-service

Civic Engagement: Teaching Children How to Think Instead of What to Think http://www.pearsonlearningnews.com/civic-engagement-teaching-children-think-instead-think/

10 Ways To Keep Your Dogs Safe Before, During And After A Flood http://3milliondogs.com/dogbook/10-ways-to-keep-your-dogs-safe-before-during-and-after-a-flood/

The FAC Self-Assessment Tool  helps communities understand where they are in their fire adaptation journey https://fireadaptednetwork.org/using-fac-self-assessment-tool/?platform=hootsuite

Weather Channel Goes Into Overdrive Covering Back-to-Back Hurricanes https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/09/business/media/weather-channel-hurricane-irma.html

Gamification: What it is, and how to fight it http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038026117728620?utm_content=buffer621f8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Armed with smartphones and boots, Niger youths map flood risks http://news.trust.org/item/20171002001812-u6mli?utm_content=buffer505c0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Social media and emergency management

Social media is becoming an increasingly popular platform for civic and political engagement http://online.rutgers.edu/resources/infographics/how-social-media-is-changing-public-administration/?program=mpa

A Bogus Climate Change Story Goes Viral on Social Media https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/how-climate-myths-spread-online?utm_term=.mhaAknkyX#.oeMG2W24g

Via social media, residents can contribute to public map that increases safety and helps response planning http://www.openhealthnews.com/content/mit-map-offers-real-time-crowd-sourced-flood-reporting-during-hurricane-Irma

 

Disaster psychology

 

Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx?utm_content=1506951022&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

How to Talk to Kids About the Las Vegas Shooting https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201710/how-talk-kids-about-the-las-vegas-shooting

Complex recovery awaits those injured in Las Vegas attack https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/04/world/crime-legal-world/complex-recovery-awaits-injured-las-vegas-attack/#.WdWdIE8UnIU

Mitigating the Mental and Physical Health Consequences of Hurricane Harvey http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2654052

 

Sociology and Disasters

Research shows that a ‘disaster community’ emerges in these events http://discoversociety.org/2017/10/04/what-happens-after-a-disaster/

Houston’s Community Places Can Be Hubs for Recovery https://www.pps.org/blog/houstons-community-places-can-be-hubs-for-recovery/

Football has long helped disaster recovery: Delaware Voices http://www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/10/05/football-has-long-helped-disaster-recovery-delaware-voices/733010001/

 

Latest version of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20573&t=ed81bbb11029228c7c702865ad410f91

 

TIEMS 2017 Annual Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine http://www.tiems.info/index.php/activities-events/current-events/2017-annual-meeting

Today in disaster resilience (29 September 2017)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Fears of dam collapse add to Puerto Rico’s misery after hurricane http://news.trust.org/item/20170923100208-p6xr1/

Tens of thousands flee rumbling Bali volcano https://www.yahoo.com/news/tens-thousands-flee-rumbling-bali-volcano-063847385.html

New magnitude-6.2 tremor shakes jittery Mexico http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-24/new-magnitude-6.2-earthquake-shakes-jittery-mexico/8978348?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Current wildfires burning in the US http://wxshift.com/climate-change/climate-indicators/us-wildfires

World weatherwatch: hurricanes, wildfires – and early snow https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/sep/24/world-weatherwatch-hurricanes-wildfires-and-early-snow?CMP=share_btn_tw

Flood sacks Cross River communities http://punchng.com/flood-sacks-cross-river-communities/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hurricane Maria Causes Damaging Floods in Haiti and Dominican Republic http://floodlist.com/america/caribbean-hurricane-maria-floods-haiti-dominican-republic-september-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Engineers inspecting Puerto Rico’s cracked dam that could ‘collapse at any minute’ http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/puerto-rico-guajataca-dam-hurricane-maria-1.4304878?platform=hootsuite

Over 8 000 people evacuated around Aoba (Ambae) volcano, Vanuatu https://watchers.news/2017/09/26/aoba-ambae-volcano-eruption-vanuatu/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Canyon Fire rapidly grows to 2 500 acres, 500 homes evacuated, California https://watchers.news/2017/09/27/canyon-fire-california/

Rumbling volcanoes in Indonesia and Vanuatu http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2017/09/27/agung-ambae-rainier-rumbling/

Three volcanoes around Pacific Rim on brink of major eruptions https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/97323957/three-volcanoes-around-pacific-rim-on-brink-of-major-eruptions

Maria, again a hurricane, swirls over North Carolina beaches http://www.fox13memphis.com/news/north-carolina-latest-to-suffer-in-2017-hurricane-season/615487291?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Brutal flash floods, landslides hit Turkey, at least one fatality reported https://watchers.news/2017/09/28/flash-flood-cayeli-rize-turkey/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Understanding impacts and adaptation to high-end climate scenarios in Europe https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3210&utm_content=bufferb6a22&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

When will humans be horrified by climate change? When the media give it the coverage it deserves http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-climate-change-brains-media-20170922-story.html

Australia’s east coast sweats under unusual spring heat wave https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/23/australias-east-coast-sweats-under-unusual-spring-heat-wave

Trump laments string of warming-fueled superstorms: “It’s just one after another” https://thinkprogress.org/trump-one-after-another-hurricanes-50c288af4ea6/

What real action on climate change looks like http://news.trust.org/item/20170922090437-yd2un/

Australia failing to meet Paris targets and more renewables needed, report says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/25/australia-failing-to-meet-paris-targets-and-more-renewables-needed-report-says?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

How 73 cities are using innovative climate action to ‘future-proof’ themselves http://citiscope.org/story/2017/how-73-cities-are-using-innovative-climate-action-future-proof-themselves

Climate change is shifting when Europe’s rivers flood https://www.sciencenews.org/article/climate-change-shifting-when-europes-rivers-flood

Portuguese children to crowdfund European climate change case https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/25/portuguese-children-crowdfund-european-climate-change-case-sue-47-countries

A Caribbean leader calls for action on climate change https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/eden-is-broken-a-caribbean-leader-calls-for-action-on-climate-change

Adapt to more wildfire in western North American forests as climate changes https://headwaterseconomics.org/wp-content/uploads/Adapt_To_More_Wildfire.pdf

Water Stress is Driving Conflict and Migration. How Should the Global Community Respond? http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/09/water-stress-driving-conflict-and-migration-how-should-global-community-respond

Climate Leadership Conference https://www.climateleadership.com.au/so/0LwspJ9J?cid=169b9ac4-a0a1-425f-8c82-d01cc65a9051&region=be86293e-3a12-490b-d165-9bd3dc41ebaf#/main

‘Attacked from two sides’: Antarctic sea ice hits another record low http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/attacked-from-two-sides-antarctic-sea-ice-hits-another-record-low-20170926-gyouuc.html

New temperature records expected as NSW, Queensland brace for second spring heatwave http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-26/bom-records-will-fall-as-eastern-australia-braces-for-heatwave/8988650

Warm waters tripled the amount of ice lost in these Antarctic glaciers — and that’s bad for sea level rise https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/26/16363158/antarctica-glaciers-melting-marguerite-bay-climate-change-warming-oceans

Ethiopia’s National Adaptation Plan http://napglobalnetwork.org/2017/09/national-sub-national-govts-collaborate-implement-ethiopias-nap/

Sunken continent Zealandia used to be closer to the surface, with a very different climate https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/97323821/sunken-continent-zealandia-used-to-be-closer-to-the-surface-with-a-very-different-climate

Right-wing media could not be more wrong about the 1.5°C carbon budget paper https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/sep/27/right-wing-media-could-not-be-more-wrong-about-the-15c-carbon-budget-paper?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Jamaican communities getting climate-smart to Climate Change http://www.jm.undp.org/content/jamaica/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2017/09/22/jamaican-communities-getting-climate-smart-to-climate-change.html

Lake Chad Basin: One long climate catastrophe http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/lake-chad-basin-long-climate-catastrophe-170923075220951.html

6 Early Lessons on Long-Term Climate Strategies http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/09/6-early-lessons-long-term-climate-strategies

Exposure to extreme heat and heatwaves is already a significant public health problem http://climatenexus.org/climate-issues/health/extreme-heat/?utm_content=buffer86b87&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate Change and surface flooding in Sierra Leone http://standardtimespress.org/?p=5374

Without action to tackle global warming, deadly summer temperatures of 40C in Europe could be normal by 2050 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/27/climate-change-made-lucifer-heatwave-far-more-likely-scientists-find?utm_content=buffer663a5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

One of the clearest signs of climate change in Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey was the rain https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/9/28/16362522/hurricane-maria-2017-irma-harvey-rain-flooding-climate-change

 

 

Disaster risk reduction

Latest issue of Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal http://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/0/ja

Incentivising the public to help manage flooding in their gardens http://paper.li/slowtheflow_UK/1484420534?read=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birminghampost.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fnews-opinion%2Falister-scott-incentivising-public-help-6884844

Bushfire survivors in Adelaide Hills undertake ‘extreme’ rebuild of home complete with bunker http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-22/grand-design-inspired-adelaide-hills-bushfire-bunker/8966994

How Prepared Is The U.S. For Earthquakes? http://www.npr.org/2017/09/21/552708118/how-prepared-is-the-u-s-for-earthquakes

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

Wildfire Experts’ Paper Informs Effective Policy https://headwaterseconomics.org/wildfire/insights/

How Damaging Would A Major Earthquake Be For San Francisco And Los Angeles? http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/09/19/major-earthquake-san-francisco-los-angeles

Terrorism: The Lessons of Barcelona http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2017/09/19/terrorism-the-lessons-of-barcelona/

Fighting Central Oregon Wildfire with Fire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fighting-central-oregon-wildfire-fire/

Past could be key to forecasting future quakes http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11926277

£300,000 to be spent on detailed study as Smallfield is revealed to be at high risk of flooding http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/300000-spent-detailed-study-smallfield-13657338

Extreme weather to cost UK billions and leave 2.5m homes at risk of flooding unless ministers take action http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-global-warming-extreme-weather-flooding-homes-drought-uk-economy-a7964851.html

The flood resilient home https://makewealthhistory.org/2017/09/22/building-of-the-week-the-flood-resilient-home/

Are Catastrophic Disasters Striking More Often? https://futurism.com/are-catastrophic-disasters-striking-more-often/

Report on the workshop for the participatory evaluation of earthquake risk and resilience in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/55006

A Slow, Weak, and Wet Typhoon Wreaked Havoc in Japan 70 Years Ago http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/A-Slow,-Weak,-and-Wet-Typhoon-Wreaked-Havoc-in-Japan-70-Years-Ago/

Arsonists on NSW north coast in sights of Forestry Corporation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-25/arsonists-on-nsw-north-coast-in-the-sights-of-forestry-corp/8984244

The BGS coastal vulnerability dataset combines multi-hazards within the coastal zone of England and Wales http://www.bgs.ac.uk/products/geohazards/coastalVulnerability.html

Flooding: NEMA urges Imo Govt to demolish houses on waterways https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/flooding-nema-urges-imo-govt-demolish-houses-waterways/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Where will the deadly floods strike next? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41384689

All-In-One Structure Solves Flooding, Parking and the Lack of Green Space in Cities http://www.archdaily.com/880164/all-in-one-structure-solves-flooding-parking-and-the-lack-of-green-space-in-cities

Standard would help enhance flood resilience of new communities: report https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/standard-help-enhance-flood-resilience-new-communities-report-1004121041/

Free Special Issue: Preparing for, Responding to, and Recovering from Hurricane Flooding Disasters http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1539-6924/homepage/special_issue__preparing_for__responding_to__and_recovering_from_hurricane_flood.htm?elq_mid=21423&elq_cid=2250727

As communities rebuild after hurricanes, study shows wetlands can significantly reduce property damage https://theconversation.com/as-communities-rebuild-after-hurricanes-study-shows-wetlands-can-significantly-reduce-property-damage-83935?utm_content=buffere00d2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Leveraging new technology to enable better flood predictions http://paper.li/slowtheflow_UK/1484420534?read=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ambiental.co.uk%2Fflood-alerting-and-monitoring-solutions-for-emergency-responders%2F

The Next Paradigm Shift: From ‘Disaster Risk Reduction’ to ‘Resisting Disaster Risk Creation’ http://www.aaroncg.me/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LAVELL-AND-WISNER-2017-DRRRDRC.pdf

Western senators push wildfire legislation after most expensive firefighting season on record http://www.kivitv.com/news/western-senators-push-wildfire-legislation-after-most-expensive-firefighting-season-on-record

Explorers probe hidden continent of Zealandia https://theconversation.com/explorers-probe-hidden-continent-of-zealandia-83406

Malaysia’s new flood mitigation measures http://www.intellasia.net/expert-gives-thumbs-up-to-malaysias-flood-mitigation-measures-623316

Massive Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami Expected by the End of 2017? http://www.snopes.com/indian-ocean-earthquake-tsunami-prediction-2017/

Methods for Measuring Impact of Malaria Control Efforts on Child Deaths https://www.measureevaluation.org/news/methods-for-measuring-impact-of-malaria-control-efforts-on-child-deaths

Building the first Global Hydrological Status and Outlook System https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/building-first-global-hydrological-status-and-outlook-system

Remote-Sensing Streamflow Radar Provides Advance Warning for Flooding https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/09/remote-sensing-streamflow-radar-provides-advance-warning-flooding

How engineering earthquake-proof buildings could save lives http://www.businessinsider.com/earthquake-proof-buildings-are-they-safe-2017-9?IR=T

How We Can Stop Earthquakes From Killing People Before They Even Hit http://time.com/4955836/earthquake-risk-damage-technology/

 

Emergency Management

 

How Cuba and Puerto Rico responded to their hurricanes http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41371793

Japan, Catfish, and the Need for Disaster Preparedness https://medium.com/@robintlewis/japan-catfish-and-the-need-for-disaster-preparedness-3c9bcb8ed580

Australian civilian hospital nurses’ lived experience of a disaster http://www.jamieranse.com/2017/09/phd.html

Never Let a Disaster Recovery Go to Waste https://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Never-Let-a-Disaster-Recovery-Go-to-Waste?gko=74cfb

Local Emergency Management Guidelines for Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction in NSW http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/cdrp/projects/Emergency%20Preparedness_brochure_August2017_WEB_ACCESS.pdf

Maria has plunged Puerto Rico into a humanitarian emergency http://grist.org/article/maria-has-plunged-puerto-rico-into-a-humanitarian-emergency/

What does it mean for a hospital to be ready for disaster? https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/what-does-it-mean-for-a-hospital-to-be-ready-for-disaster/505573/

Forest Service Wildland Fire Suppression Costs Exceed $2 Billion https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2017/09/14/forest-service-wildland-fire-suppression-costs-exceed-2-billion

Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Devastated Electricity System http://blog.ucsusa.org/juan-declet-barreto/rebuilding-puerto-ricos-devastated-electricity-system#.Wck2wIGYQtE.twitter

Government comes in for criticism ‘belated’ response to Donegal floods http://www.independent.ie/business/farming/forestry-enviro/government-comes-in-for-criticism-belated-response-to-donegal-floods-36170321.html

In Puerto Rico, another desperate plea for help http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-help-243133

Massive landfills on Caribbean islands were already poisoning the nearby soil. Hurricanes Maria and Irma likely just made them worse, experts say https://www.buzzfeed.com/nidhisubbaraman/hurricanes-environment-landfills

It’s important to keep tourism afloat in areas that experience natural disasters https://theconversation.com/its-important-to-keep-tourism-afloat-in-areas-that-experience-natural-disasters-84461?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Disaster recovery and property restoration is a growth industry https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/26/investors-start-cleaning-up-with-disaster-recovery-boom.html

Amateur Radio’s Force of Fifty Answers the Red Cross Call in Puerto Rico http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-s-force-of-fifty-answers-the-red-cross-call-in-puerto-rico

A post-disaster map of Caribbean politics and aid status https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/09/27/post-disaster-map-caribbean-politics-and-aid-status?123

3 storms, 3 responses: Comparing Harvey, Irma and Maria http://www.newschannel5.com/news/national/3-storms-3-responses-comparing-harvey-irma-and-maria-1?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Puerto Rico’s Biggest Airport Becomes a Refugee Camp http://www.thedailybeast.com/puerto-ricos-biggest-airport-becomes-a-refugee-camp?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The National Weather Service’s hurricane updates are getting increasingly bizarre as more and more storms hit https://www.businessinsider.com.au/national-weather-service-bizarre-hurricane-update-2017-9?r=UK&IR=T

Drone captures Maria’s devastation https://www.wired.com/story/photo-of-the-week-drone-captures-hurricane-marias-devastation-in-puerto-rico/

How organizations prepare for natural disasters https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/20/life/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-medical-aid-disaster

Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria – in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/sep/26/puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria-in-pictures

People in Puerto Rico describe devastation after 6 days without basic resources: ‘The people that are outside know more than the people that are there’ https://www.businessinsider.com.au/puerto-rico-people-conditions-days-no-power-water-hurricane-maria-2017-9?r=US&IR=T

Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy will make hurricane recovery brutal – here’s why https://theconversation.com/puerto-ricos-bankruptcy-will-make-hurricane-recovery-brutal-heres-why-84559

Storm Claims Could Top $100 Billion; for Puerto Rico, ‘Maria Changes Everything’ http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Storm-Claims-Could-Top-100-Billion-for-Puerto-Rico-Maria-Changes-Everything.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The ‘miracle of Kamaishi’ : How 3,000 students survived 3/11 http://mnj.gov-online.go.jp/kamaishi.html

Students help map crisis response https://news.northeastern.edu/2017/09/after-recent-disasters-northeastern-students-faculty-help-map-crisis-response/

News gathering during natural disasters http://spacenews.com/news-gathering-during-natural-disasters/

Remembering the Past, Anticipating the Future: Community Learning and Adaptation Discourse in Media Commemorations of Catastrophic Wildfires in Colorado http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17524032.2017.1371053

Teaching tools to learn more about wildfire safety http://firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/teaching-tools.aspx?order_src=C365

[infographic] Disaster Preparedness and Prevention http://www.aidforum.org/infographic/infographic-disaster-preparedness-and-prevention

Assessing Flooding and Hydrodynamics for Community Revitalization http://thrivingearthexchange.org/project/connellsville-pa/

A Puerto Rican on the mainland: What you can learn from a disaster (when you are lucky not to actually be in one) https://medium.com/@tmunozerickson/a-puerto-rican-on-the-mainland-what-you-can-learn-from-a-disaster-when-you-are-lucky-not-to-29ca10138341

Using social capital formation as part of disaster preparedness engagement http://opportunityurbanism.org/2017/09/neighborfest-building-a-stronger-more-connected-world-from-the-block-up/

Preparedness Planning for Your Business https://www.ready.gov/business

How to Disarm Earthquakes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1rFoN-DnS8&feature=youtu.be

In the aftermath of the 2017 storms, it’s time for a new visual language for climate change http://climateoutreach.org/in-the-aftermath-of-the-2017-storms-its-time-for-a-new-visual-language-for-climate-change/

The paradox of a hurricane http://lithub.com/the-paradox-of-a-hurricane-harbinger-of-death-instrument-of-love/

How to set up a community response network for the next emergency https://www.trekmedics.org/blog/community-response-in-hurricanes/

Emergency Preparedness for Older Pennsylvanians https://www.governor.pa.gov/emergency-preparedness-older-pennsylvanians/

Five smart sensors to be installed in Calder Valley for citizen-science flood monitoring project http://abopen.com/blog/flood-network-partners-ab-open-river-level-sensor-initiative/

How do we communicate and warn about floods? http://www.chiefscientist.qld.gov.au/publications/understanding-floods/flood-warnings

Chasing the flame: Does media coverage of wildfires probe deeply enough? https://theconversation.com/chasing-the-flame-does-media-coverage-of-wildfires-probe-deeply-enough-82631

Social media and emergency management

From Concept to Reality: Operationalizing Social Media for Preparedness, Response and Recovery https://www.dhs.gov/publication/vsmwg-concept-reality

#FuerzaMexico embodies the resilience of Mexico, even after a natural disaster https://hellogiggles.com/news/fuerzamexico-resiliance-mexico-natural-disaster/

The National Preparedness Month Social Media Toolkit https://www.ready.gov/september

How Puerto Ricans on the Mainland Are Getting News From Relatives https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/09/how-puerto-ricans-on-the-mainland-are-getting-news-from-relatives/541062/

Google activates crisis map and person finder for Puerto Rico http://www.poconorecord.com/news/20170923/google-activates-crisis-map-and-person-finder-for-puerto-rico

Twitter’s Testing an Expanded 280 Character Limit with Some Users http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/twitters-testing-expanded-280-character-limit-some-users

Launch of a new working group on social media in emergencies http://www.eena.org/pages/social-media#.Wcwh4o-CzIU

Social media lessons from Calgary flood highlighted in wake of Houston crisis http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/houston-floods-calgary-social-media-1.4267539

Social media have the power to significantly enhance emergency response capabilities http://cradpdf.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/PDFS/unc276/p805418_A1b.pdf

 

Disaster psychology

 

Fire staff on long-term mental health leave up by 30% http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41164996

Powerful Storms Make For Compelling Stories, But Can Cause Mental Health Stress http://www.npr.org/2017/09/21/552708139/powerful-storms-make-for-compelling-stories-but-can-cause-mental-health-stress

The idiosyncratic nature of confidence https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0215-1?utm_content=buffer57b48&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Storm After The Storm: Disaster’s Mental Toll http://ht.ly/JUya30fq6Zk

What psychologists do on disaster relief operations http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/disaster-site.aspx

Convincing people that they’re at risk from an imminent natural disaster can be trickier than you might think http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-flood-evacuation-study-mru-1.4307698

Sociology and Disasters

People travelling in groups instead of alone seem to reduce evacuation time https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-67074-4_16

The people who keep us company throughout our life cycle https://urbandemographics.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/the-people-who-keep-us-company.html

Why Is Trust Important? https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2017/09/28/why-is-trust-important/

Today in disaster resilience (22 September 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

The Latest: Thousands Told to Evacuate as Fla. River Floods https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2017-09-16/the-latest-keys-slowly-reopen-to-residents-business-owners

UK threat level raised to ‘critical’ after homemade bomb wounds 29 on London subway http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-london-subway-explosion-20170915-story.html

Bihar’s scary new flood http://www.hindustantimes.com/interactives/bihar-floods-2017/

Maria rapidly intensifying, about to slam into Leeward Islands as a major hurricane https://watchers.news/2017/09/18/hurricane-maria-forecast-track-leeward-islands-puerto-rico/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Under construction Nam Ao dam bursts, causing severe flash flooding, Laos https://watchers.news/2017/09/18/nam-ao-dam-burst-laos/

Severe storm kills 8, injures at least 140 in western Romania https://watchers.news/2017/09/18/severe-storm-kills-8-injures-at-least-140-in-western-romania/

Alert level raised for Agung volcano, site of one of the largest eruptions of 20th century https://watchers.news/2017/09/15/agung-volcano-alert-level-raised/

Typhoon Doksuri – Death Toll Rises in Vietnam, Flooding Hits Northern Thailand http://floodlist.com/asia/typhoon-doksuri-vietnam-thailand-september-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

56 dead, 200 000 homeless and 11 000 homes destroyed as floods ravage Niger https://watchers.news/2017/09/19/niger-floods-damage-casualties-2017/

Floods hit Penal, Siparia, Cedros http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2017-09-19/floods-hit-penal-siparia-cedros

At least 217 dead after powerful quake hits Mexico – as it happened https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/sep/20/mexico-city-earthquake-dozens-dead-powerful-quake-live-updates

Total devastation in Puerto Rico as Maria hits http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/20/americas/hurricane-maria-caribbean-islands/index.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Sep 2017: Dukono volcano, Agung, Reventador, Sangay, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65240/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Sep-2017-Dukono-volcano-Agung-Reventador-Sangay-Sabancaya.html

Tropical Storm Watch In Effect For Suffolk County As Jose Expected To Bring Coastal Flooding http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/09/19/hurricane-jose-long-island/

Active volcanoes in the world: September 13 – 19, 2017 https://watchers.news/2017/09/21/active-volcanoes-in-the-world/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Mumbai inundated after more than a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2017/09/21/mumbai-flood-india-september-2017/

Strong and deep M6.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu https://watchers.news/2017/09/20/vanuatu-earthquake-september-20-2017/

Hurricane Maria floods Dominican Republic after cutting off power to Puerto Rico; at least 19 killed http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-22/maria-lashes-dominican-republic-after-hammering-puerto-rico/8973198

Maria Back Over Water After Devastating Hit to Puerto Rico https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/maria-back-over-water-after-devastating-hit-puerto-rico

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Deadly Floods in North Kivu Province http://floodlist.com/africa/democratic-republic-congo-floods-north-kivu-september-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Poland – Floods in Elblag After 80mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/europe/poland-floods-elblag-september-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Wellington region to band together to tackle climate change https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/96927694/wellington-region-to-band-together-to-tackle-climate-change

Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5C https://www.nature.com/articles/ngeo3031.epdf

Earth Has its Third Warmest August on Record in 2017 https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/earth-has-its-third-warmest-august-record-2017?__prclt=fmEhRO86

Extreme Weather: What’s Climate Change Got to Do With It? http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/09/extreme-weather-whats-climate-change-got-do-it

How Members of Parliament understand and respond to climate change http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038026117731658

Climate Change made Australia’s warmest winter on record an astounding 60 times more likely http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/2017-weird-winter

Paris Agreement 1.5 °C warming target still possible https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/paris-agreement-1.5-c-warming-target-still-possible

Smoking gun demands grilling for Bureau of Meteorology http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/smoking-gun-demands-grilling-for-bureau-of-meteorology/news-story/ee3d67fca999ec7e176765eea18f100a

Do Hurricanes Feel the Effects of Climate Change? http://floodlist.com/climate/do-hurricanes-feel-the-effects-of-climate-change?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

A new action plan shows how we can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 https://medium.com/natural-resources-defense-council/this-is-how-we-can-avoid-climate-catastrophe-a1600fb99c9e

Australia’s southern winters are drying out. Here’s why http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-20/winter-getting-drier-in-southern-australia-heres-why/8956754

Study: ‘Unprecedented’ rain, warmth for Alaska by end of century https://www.arcticnow.com/science/2017/09/19/study-unprecedented-rain-warmth-for-alaska-by-end-of-century/

Pathways into the unknown: Can your community cope with rising tides? http://ozewex.org/pathways-into-the-unknown-can-your-community-cope-with-rising-tides/

Climate Change and the Syrian Civil War http://politicalviolenceataglance.org/2017/09/19/climate-change-and-the-syrian-civil-war/

In a Stunning Turnaround, Britain Moves to End the Burning of Coal http://e360.yale.edu/features/in-a-stunning-turnaround-britain-moves-to-end-the-burning-of-coal

UNDP Climate Change Adaptation http://www.adaptation-undp.org/Impact1/

Are the models “running too hot”? https://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/2017/are-the-models-running-too-hot/

Women’s leadership can strengthen resilience to climate change https://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2017/09/20/don-t-ignore-one-group-can-make-climate-action-happen

Fire and Climate – A Collection of Articles http://ow.ly/d/6NuS

Researchers take on atmospheric effects of Arctic snowmelt http://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2017/09/19/researchers-take-atmospheric-effects-arctic-snowmelt/

Mapping vulnerability to heatwaves in India https://disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov/record/15867?platform=hootsuite

Harvey, Irma, Maria: This is the hurricane season scientists expected … and feared http://grist.org/article/harvey-irma-maria-this-is-the-hurricane-season-scientists-expected-and-feared/

Sea-level rise: No chaos in the satellite-data record https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v549/n7672/full/549334d.html

Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker http://time.com/4949720/climate-change-united-nations/

Is our media covering climate change well? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11924662

Groningen and Rotterdam will accommodate Global Climate Adaptation Centre https://www.gceca.org/news/889296.aspx?t=Groningen+and+Rotterdam+will+accommodate+Global+Climate+Adaptation+Centre

The island people with a climate change escape plan http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-41337815

 

Disaster risk reduction

Experts say repeatedly flooded homes should be purchased and razed, but funds for buyouts are lacking and residents push back https://www.wsj.com/articles/one-house-22-floods-repeated-claims-drain-federal-insurance-program-1505467830

What have we learned from disasters so far? https://www.zilient.org/article/what-have-we-learned-disasters-so-far?

Pickering leaky dams flood prevention scheme ‘a success’ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-36029197

For More Resilient Cities, Stop Trying To Conquer Nature http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-suzuki/for-more-resilient-cities-stop-trying-to-conquer-nature_a_23198021/

Disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes result from a combination of natural hazards and social and human vulnerability https://www.opendemocracy.net/ksenia-chmutina-jason-von-meding-jc-gaillard-lee-bosher/why-natural-disasters-arent-all-that-natural

Rapid development in Penang root cause of massive flash floods https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/09/280163/rapid-development-penang-root-cause-massive-flash-floods

The Elderly Are at Risk in Disasters http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/the-elderly-are-at-risk-in-disasters.html

iSciences World Waterwatch List August 2017 https://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/8/3/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-august-2017

Study Finds FEMA Flood Maps Missed 75% Of Houston Flood Damage Claims Between 1999 And 2009 https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/09/18/fema-flood-maps-missed-claims-harvey-houston/#66526f3f9938

The gap between the share of Americans who get news online and those who do so on television is narrowing http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/09/07/americans-online-news-use-vs-tv-news-use/

China’s ‘sponge cities’ aim to re-use 70% of rainwater http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/17/asia/china-sponge-cities/index.html?sr=twCNN091817china-sponge-cities0946AMStoryGal

Landslides from the Kaikoura Earthquake part 3: the Leader 220 landslide http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/09/17/leader-220-landslide/

Influence of road conditions on flood fatalities in Australia http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-3923

Flood Protection for Cities Needed Now https://sourceable.net/flood-protection-for-cities-needed-now/

Automated water gauges have substantially improved the responsiveness of Cambodia’s Early Warning System to floods https://www.clovekvtisni.cz/en/what-we-do/humanitarian-aid-and-development/cambodia/automated-water-gauges-increasing-the-responsiveness-of-the-early-warning-system-4545gp

Strengthening Infrastructure in Tajikistan for Disaster and Climate Resilience http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/09/04/strengthening-infrastructure-in-tajikistan-for-disaster-and-climate-resilience

Building the resilience of Manila’s slums https://medium.com/protection-and-aid/building-the-resilience-of-manilas-slums-cffba3a549d7

The National Risk Register 2017 explains the risks of major emergencies that could affect the UK in the next five years and provides resilience advice and guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-risk-register-of-civil-emergencies-2017-edition

Landslides from the Kaikoura Earthquake Part 4: partially failed slopes http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/09/18/partially-failed-slopes/

Nature isn’t on a rampage. That would be us. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-barnett-rain-harvey-irma-monster-20170910-story.html

Bushfire vulnerability through a gendered lens http://www.uow.edu.au/research/partnersforimpact/UOW236812.html

Assessing Flood Risk: New Foresight Tool at Cutting-Edge of Mitigation Efforts https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/1111/2017/

Austria’s mighty mobile flood walls can hold back 15 ft of floodwater http://www.ntd.tv/inspiring/life/austrias-mighty-mobile-flood-walls-can-hold-back-15-ft-of-floodwater-an-ingenious-initiative.html

Transforming Development and Disaster Risk https://www.sei-international.org/transforming-development-and-disaster-risk

How GIS Can Help Communities Prepare for Disaster http://www.govtech.com/data/How-GIS-Can-Help-Communities-Prepare-for-Disaster.html

Why Mexico City is so vulnerable to earthquakes http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/20/opinions/what-made-mexico-shake-vidale/index.html

Houston’s Anything-Goes Business Model Under Siege After Harvey https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-14/houston-s-anything-goes-business-model-under-siege-after-harvey

Australia relies on data from Earth observation satellites, but our access is high risk https://theconversation.com/australia-relies-on-data-from-earth-observation-satellites-but-our-access-is-high-risk-82985

Disaster prevention efforts must be refocused http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2017/09/21/2003678833?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

TRL study reveals global warming is contributing to an increased threat of disruptive flooding on coastal roads around the UK https://environmentalengineering.org.uk/news/coastal-road-flooding-risk-study-reveals-risk-6031/

Cities urged to invest in flood protection now for a safer, cheaper future https://uk.reuters.com/article/global-floods-infrastructure/analysis-cities-urged-to-invest-in-flood-protection-now-for-a-safer-cheaper-future-idUKL8N1LO5S2

Comparison of Flood Frequency Analysis Methods for Ungauged Catchments in France http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/7/3/88

Are we spending enough on disaster preparation? https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/15/life/are-we-spending-enough-disaster-preparation

Who is responsible for hurricane damage? http://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-responsible-for-hurricane-harvey-irma-damage-2017-9?IR=T

Predicting disaster: better hurricane forecasts buy vital time for residents https://theconversation.com/predicting-disaster-better-hurricane-forecasts-buy-vital-time-for-residents-83810

Impacts and Insights of the Gorkha Earthquake https://www.elsevier.com/books/impacts-and-insights-of-the-gorkha-earthquake/gautam/978-0-12-812808-4

The hidden simplicity of subduction megathrust earthquakes http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6357/1277

Leeds flood defence plans on show https://www.gov.uk/government/news/leeds-flood-defence-plans-on-show

Flooding: Over 3000 Communities In Niger In Danger http://www.thedreamdaily.com/flooding-3000-communities-niger-danger/

Hurricane Harvey Highlights Importance of Preparing for Storms http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/09/21/hurricane-harvey-highlights-importance-of-preparing-for-storms

Are Mexico’s two major earthquakes related, and what could happen next? http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/are-mexicos-two-major-earthquakes-related-and-what-could-happen-next-5149/

 

Emergency Management

The ability of some residences and businesses to stay functioning during Irma as the power went out https://www.fastcompany.com/40467003/during-irmas-power-outages-some-houses-kept-the-lights-on-with-solar-and-batteries

Harvey’s Poorest Victims Will Never Rebuild. They’re Getting Evicted http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/09/harveys-poorest-victims-will-never-rebuild-theyre-getting-evicted/

Floods class action against Qld government delayed until December https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/class-action-against-queensland-government-delayed-until-december-2017-20170917-p4yvyh.html

Low-Income Communities Were The Hardest Hit By Hurricane Harvey https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/14/low-income-communities-hardest-hit-hurricane-harvey/

What Makes Displacement Different Today? http://100resilientcities.org/makes-displacement-different-today/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=blog

Storm Surge Prediction Tool Helps Emergency Managers Prepare https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2017/09/14/snapshot-storm-surge-prediction-tool-helps-emergency-managers#?platform=hootsuite

Barbuda begins difficult road to recovery after Hurricane Irma https://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/09/18/barbuda-begins-difficult-road-recovery-after-hurricane-irma

It’s not just Texas and Florida: 50 million people worldwide faced floods in the past month https://qz.com/1075870/hurricanes-harvey-and-irma-south-asia-monsoons-and-phillippines-floods-photos-of-floods-around-the-world/

Florida recovers, rests, reflects in wake of Hurricane Irma http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/florida-recovers-rests-reflects-wake-hurricane-irma-49912866

The (Very) Long Tail Of Hurricane Recovery https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/sandy-311/

Corelogic estimates Hurricane Irma property damage at $42.5-$65 billion http://wsau.com/news/articles/2017/sep/19/corelogic-estimates-hurricane-irma-property-damage-at-425-65-billion/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

10 of the Deadliest Natural Disasters of 2017 https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/slideshows/10-of-the-deadliest-natural-disasters-of-2017

Scenes of Earthquake Damage from Mexico City Neighborhood Reveal City in Rescue Mode https://www.directrelief.org/2017/09/scenes-earthquake-damage-mexico-rescue/

London Fire Brigade firefighters will be able to use the F.I.R.E bags at the scenes of incidents, specifically high rises http://www.frmjournal.com/news/news_detail.lfb-launches-kit-bags-for-high-rise-scenarios.html?_tkn=4821E174-6C3E-4D47-9BEEC904EF64B27B

Digital disaster relief https://blog.scistarter.com/2017/09/digital-disaster-relief-crowdsourced-responses-hurricanes-earthquakes-floods-around-world/#sthash.RDYNVZn2.w8HJCQwb.dpbs

Another False Alarm: A Tale of Complacency http://www.samatters.com/another-false-alarm-a-tale-of-complacency/

A massive, simultaneous Earthquake and Flood simulation is currently underway in Lorca http://www.tumbit.com/news/articles/11984-earthquake-and-flood-simulation-underway-in-lorca.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

Pinhole Eyes And Fujiwhara Effect: The Strange Terminology Of Hurricane Maria https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/09/19/pinhole-eyes-and-fujiwhara-effect-the-strange-terminology-of-hurricane-maria/#49b94a4f66fa

Art4Climate http://ht.ly/ExDA30ffCt4

Hours after an earthquake drill, the real thing struck http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/19/americas/mexico-city-earthquake-drill/index.html

Houston must listen to the advocates and experts who predicted the unpredictable http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/They-warned-us-but-few-listened-12181607.php

How to tell the stories of those worst affected by a disaster like Hurricane Irma https://theconversation.com/how-to-tell-the-stories-of-those-worst-affected-by-a-disaster-like-hurricane-irma-83832

Covering Hurricanes: Before, During and After the Storm https://dartcenter.org/content/covering-hurricanes-before-they-hit#.WcPMZ1hk85k.twitter

Survey: Science News and Information Today http://www.journalism.org/2017/09/20/science-news-and-information-today/

Earthquake preparedness education http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/know-the-risks/earthquakes?WT.cg_n=HootSuite

 

Social media and emergency management

Facebook centralizes its crisis response tools in a new hub called Crisis Response https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/14/facebook-centralizes-its-crisis-response-tools-in-a-new-hub-called-crisis-response/

Crowdsourcing platform for disaster management using social media tested https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/fort-lauderdale-tests-disaster-response-crowdsourcing

Before the Next Hurricane, Get Your Apps in Order http://capeandislands.org/post/next-hurricane-get-your-apps-order#stream/0

Two-thirds of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media http://www.journalism.org/2017/09/07/news-use-across-social-media-platforms-2017/

Many people living in Bihar floods took refuge in Facebook and WhatsApp, and connected with support groups https://yourstory.com/2017/09/whatsapp-facebook-bihar-floods/

 

Disaster psychology

Why we find it hard to imagine and plan for worst-case scenarios https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/life/why-we-find-it-hard-to-imagine-and-plan-for-worst-case-scenarios/article36270627/

Hurricane Irma’s mental health impact will linger long after the damage is repaired http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2017/09/17/hurricane-irmas-mental-health-impact-linger-long-after-damage-repaired/666742001/

Disaster-proof: why some stay put during natural catastrophes http://www.newstatesman.com/world/north-america/2017/09/disaster-proof-why-some-stay-put-during-natural-catastrophes

MU researchers develop framework for assisting domestic violence victims in disasters http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2017/9/12/mu-researchers-develop-framework-assisting-domesti/

Surviving A Big Storm Doesn’t Mean The Trauma Is Over https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/surviving-a-big-storm-doesnt-mean-the-trauma-is-over/?ex_cid=story-twitter

Using Data and Services to Meet the Disaster Mental Health Needs of Youth and Families: A Planning and Resource Guide http://dcc.missouri.edu/doc/needs-of-youth_family-in-disaster_final.pdf?platform=hootsuite

To maintain our capacity to address climate change, we need to recognize and address the trauma it creates https://ensia.com/voices/climate-trauma/

Learning to See in the Dark Amid Catastrophe: An Interview With Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39448-learning-to-see-in-the-dark-amid-catastrophe-an-interview-with-deep-ecologist-joanna-macy

 

Sociology and Disasters

Check on your neighbours when natural disasters strike http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/bushfire-escape-prompts-plea-to-prepare/news-story/95cb8cc85054ab29d841059072a579eb

Each big catastrophe like a hurricane increases a U.S. county’s poverty by 1 percent, 90 years of data show https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/natural-disasters-by-location-rich-leave-and-poor-get-poorer/

 

TIEMS 2017 Annual Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine http://www.tiems.info/index.php/activities-events/current-events/2017-annual-meeting

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