Today in disaster resilience (23 August 2019)

 

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Canary Islands wildfire prompts 9,000 evacuations; reaches park https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1V80HK

Four dead, 20 rescued as rain washes away several houses in Uttarakhand https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/10-missing-after-floods-wash-away-15-houses-in-uttarakhand/story-M07lQm8NvkG9xxnMOEAxtM.html

Torrential downpour in Turkey triggers deadly flooding https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/torrential-downpour-in-turkey-triggers-deadly-flooding/70009103

Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest – space agency https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49415973

Yemen – UN Says Thousands Hit by Floods and Heavy Rain in Western Areas http://floodlist.com/asia/yemen-floods-unocha-report-august-2019

Laos – Flooding Hits Northern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/laos-floods-oudomxay-vientiane-luangpraban-houaphanh-august-2019

Spain – Flash Floods in Valencia Region After 40mm of Rain in Less Than 1 Hour http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-flash-floods-valencia-august-2019

Guatemala – 25,000 Affected by Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-floods-landslides-august-2019

Sudan – Floods Leave 54 Dead, Over 170,000 Affected http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-update-august-2019

McKinley Fire in Alaska threatens more than 1,000 structures as wildfires rage in a dozen states https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/21/us/wildfires-in-12-states-alaska-mckinley-fire/index.html

Flood Kills 6, Pregnant Woman, Displaces More Than 1000 Families In Jigawa https://tribuneonlineng.com/flood-kills-6-pregnant-woman-displaces-more-than-1000-families-in-jigawa/

China – Dozens Dead or Missing After Floods in Sichuan http://floodlist.com/asia/china-sichuan-province-floods-august-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Aug 2019: Karymsky volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Karangetang https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/85802/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Aug-2019-Karymsky-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Karangetang-Ibu.html

Wildfires Are Raging in the Amazon, Adding to Widespread Global Blazes https://e360.yale.edu/digest/wildfires-are-raging-in-the-amazon-adding-to-widespread-global-blazes

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How Soap Operas Can Help Communities Adapt to Climate Change https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2019/08/soap-operas-communities-adapt-climate-change/?utm_content=bufferc0b6b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Iceland Mourns Loss of a Glacier by Posting a Warning About Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/world/europe/iceland-glacier-funeral.html

Climate change will drive longer extreme heatwaves in summer https://www.newscientist.com/article/2213721-climate-change-will-drive-longer-extreme-heatwaves-in-summer/#.XVsGgg0NEm4.twitter

New study offers roadmap for detecting changes in the ocean due to climate change https://phys.org/news/2019-08-roadmap-ocean-due-climate.html

Climate change may change the way ocean waves impact 50% of the world’s coastlines https://theconversation.com/climate-change-may-change-the-way-ocean-waves-impact-50-of-the-worlds-coastlines-121239
Majority of Canadians believe in climate change — here’s why some still don’t https://globalnews.ca/news/5782855/why-people-deny-climate-change/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/scientists-have-been-underestimating-the-pace-of-climate-change/

Heatwaves longer, more deadly even in a 2C world https://phys.org/news/2019-08-heatwaves-longer-deadly-2c-world.html

Voyage of ice-melt discovery in Greenland https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12259345

‘We Cannot Save Everything’: A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/08/science/historic-preservation-climate-newport.html

The Cost of Rising Seas: More Than $400 Billion (and Lots of Angst) https://www.wired.com/story/the-cost-of-rising-seas-more-than-dollar400-billion-and-lots-of-angst/

When it comes to coal, Australia has transitioned away from economics and common sense https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/21/when-it-comes-to-coal-australia-has-transitioned-away-from-economics-and-common-sense?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate scientists may not be the best communicators of climate threats https://theconversation.com/climate-scientists-may-not-be-the-best-communicators-of-climate-threats-121901

What U.S. Cities Facing Climate Disaster Risks Are Least Prepared? https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/08/climate-impacts-resilient-cities-environmental-justice/596251/

Imagining Disasters in the Era of Climate Change: Is Japan’s Seawall a New Maginot Line? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334448650_Imagining_Disasters_in_the_Era_of_Climate_Change_Is_Japan’s_Seawall_a_New_Maginot_Line

Climate change evacuation planning needs to start now, urges scientists https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-08-23/climate-retreat-planning-science/11435382

 

Disaster risk reduction

Should Taxpayers Subsidize More and More Destruction? https://townhall.com/columnists/patrickmichaels/2019/08/17/should-taxpayers-subsidize-more-and-more-destruction-n2551758

Inquiry over whether utility firms should be made to contribute to coast and flood defences https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/latest-news/inquiry-over-whether-utility-firms-should-be-made-to-contribute-to-coast-and-flood-defences-1-9942161

A Deluge Like the one in 2018 Would be Big Trouble for Wisconsin https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/A-Deluge-Like-the-2018-one-Would-be-Big-Trouble-for-Wisconsin.html

A terrifying preview of ‘The Big One’ — a giant quake that may hit Southern California https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/a-terrifying-preview-of-the-big-one–a-giant-quake-that-may-hit-southern-california/2019/08/16/da4c8700-be9d-11e9-a5c6-1e74f7ec4a93_story.html

Research shows why there’s a ‘sweet spot’ depth for underground magma chambers https://phys.org/news/2019-08-sweet-depth-underground-magma-chambers.html

Inside Australia’s plan to survive bigger, badder bushfires https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613336/inside-australias-plan-to-survive-bigger-badder-bushfires/

No lessons learnt from 2018 Karnataka floods: IISc report http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2019/aug/21/no-lessons-learnt-from-2018-karnataka-floods-iisc-report-2021959.html

Critical infrastructure and flood resilience: Cascading effects beyond water https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/wat2.1370

NFU responds to Defra call for flood evidence https://www.nfuonline.com/cross-sector/environment/water/flooding/nfu-responds-to-defra-call-for-flood-evidence/

After Harvey surprised thousands with unexpected flooding, new law aims to better inform homebuyers https://www.texastribune.org/2019/08/22/texas-law-requires-buyers-to-disclose-flood-risks/

USGS Awards More Than $12.5 Million to Advance the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System in California, Oregon and Washington https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-awards-more-125-million-advance-shakealert-earthquake-early-warning-system-california?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=c550143e-9e56-4c0f-ac6d-a3619610596c&utm_content=&utm_campaign=

 

Emergency management

More than 300 women aid workers, and their allies, have signed an open letter demanding that world leaders better meet the needs of women and girls caught up in conflict and crisis https://www.rescue.org/press-release/world-humanitarian-day-letter-world-leaders

Why the U.S. disaster agency isn’t ready for catastrophes https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060992591

July 2019 Nepal Floods: Needs assessment report https://floodresilience.net.np/%E0%A4%B8%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%AE%E0%A4%97%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%B0%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%B9%E0%A4%B0%E0%A5%81/item/july-2019-nepal-floods-needs-assessment-report

Brazil’s Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts https://news.yahoo.com/brazils-bolsonaro-blames-amazon-fires-ngos-twitter-erupts-194758259.html

Guidelines for Assessing the Human Impact of Disasters https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/crisis-prevention-and-recovery/guidelines-for-assessing-the-human-impact-of-disasters.html

Data Pinpoints 14 California Towns Where an Emergency Escape Could Be a Problem https://www.kqed.org/science/1946668/data-pinpoints-14-california-communities-with-most-limited-emergency-escape-routes

Disaster READY: Small-scale response packs powerful lessons for Disaster READY PNG https://www.australianhumanitarianpartnership.org/field-stories/small-scale-response-packs-powerful-lessons-for-disaster-ready-png

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Seismology School in Nepal https://britgeopeople.blogspot.com/2019/07/seismology-school-in-nepal-by-paul.html

Tsunamis: Be Prepared and Stay Safe! https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/tsunamis-be-prepared.html?utm_source=SocialMedia&utm_medium=SocialMedia&utm_campaign=School

Different types of flooding in the UK https://www.morganclark.co.uk/about-us/blog/different-types-of-flooding-in-the-uk/

The light show – put on by the Environment Agency and partners – aims to raise awareness of flood risk https://www.gov.uk/government/news/light-extravaganza-to-raise-flood-awareness-at-tendring

Examining the Role of Twitter in Response and Recovery During and After Historic Flooding in South Carolina https://journals.lww.com/jphmp/Abstract/2019/09000/Examining_the_Role_of_Twitter_in_Response_and.18.aspx

Geopolitical and environmental crises help to explain why more students are choosing geography GCSE https://www.tes.com/news/gcse-results-tectonic-shift-geography-entries

 

Psychology and Disasters

Nature and mental health: An ecosystem service perspective https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/7/eaax0903

 

Sociology and disasters

How unequal are we? A new Atlas of Inequality for England https://medium.com/@undertheraedar/how-unequal-are-we-a-new-atlas-of-inequality-for-england-e0fc75009b7c

The dark cultural heritage of volcanoes https://phdvolcanology.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/the-dark-geocultural-heritage-of-volcanoes/

While resilience and stories of the communities “building back better” has become the legacy of Haiyan, those on the ground says it’s actually more like “building back bitterhttps://theconversation.com/myths-about-disaster-survivors-stall-the-global-response-to-climate-change-121548?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019 shows how these disasters are closely linked to inequality and poverty, each feeding on the other and leading to a vicious downward cycle https://www.unescap.org/publications/asia-pacific-disaster-report-2019

Today in disaster resilience (16 August 2019)

disaster

Please find below links to recent news about disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Myanmar – Over 40 Killed by Landslide in Mon State http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-landslide-paung-mon-state-august-2019

China – Over 30 Dead as Typhoon Lekima Hits http://floodlist.com/asia/china-typhoon-lekima-august-2019

10,000 evacuated in Gujarat, rain toll at 19 https://www.dnaindia.com/ahmedabad/report-10000-evacuated-in-gujarat-rain-toll-at-19-2780784

India flood toll jumps to 144 as roads, highways cut off https://phys.org/news/2019-08-india-toll-roads-highways.html

Vietnam – 10 Dead, 2,000 Evacuated After Floods in Central and Southern Areas http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-kien-giang-lam-dong-august-2019

India – Dozens Dead, Thousands Displaced as Floods Worsen in South and West http://floodlist.com/asia/india-kerala-karnataka-maharashtra-gujarat-floods-august-2019

Sudan – Rains in Darfur Leave 6 Dead, Parts of Khartoum and Sennar Flooded http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-darfur-khartoum-sennar-floods-august-2019

Man, girl missing after violent storm in Switzerland https://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-weather/man-girl-missing-after-violent-storm-in-switzerland-police-idUSKCN1V20TP

Switzerland – 2 Missing After Flash Floods in Valais http://floodlist.com/europe/switzerland-floods-valais-august-2019

India – Deadly Landslides Hit Uttarakhand http://floodlist.com/asia/india-landslides-floods-uttarakhand-august-2019

Pakistan – Floods and Rain Leave 26 Dead in Sindh Province http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-sindh-province-august-2019

Rains return to Kerala after brief lull, toll rises to 102, 37 still missing http://english.varthabharati.in/india/rains-return-to-kerala-after-brief-lull-toll-rises-to-102-37-still-missing

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Aug 2019: Etna volcano, Fuego, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/85336/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Aug-2019-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reven.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

With nowhere to hide from rising seas, Boston prepares for a wetter future https://www.sciencenews.org/article/boston-adapting-rising-sea-level-coastal-flooding

A climate plea to Scott Morrison from a churchman of the Pacific’s sinking nations https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/a-climate-plea-to-scott-morrison-from-a-churchman-of-the-pacific-s-sinking-nations-20190808-p52f4a.html

Climate change conversations can be difficult for both skeptics, environmentalists https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/apa-ccc080219.php

The challenge to adapt our cities from rising temperatures https://energyindemand.com/2019/08/09/the-challenge-to-adapt-our-cities-from-rising-temperatures/

Who Will Pay for the Huge Costs of Holding Back Rising Seas? https://e360.yale.edu/features/who-will-pay-for-the-huge-costs-of-holding-back-rising-seas

How will hospitals cope with climate change’s impact on our health? https://www.theage.com.au/politics/queensland/how-will-hospitals-cope-with-climate-change-s-impact-on-our-health-20190810-p52fsb.html

Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth’s climate https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48069663

Pacific Islands Forum: Tuvalu children welcome leaders with a climate plea https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/11/pacific-islands-forum-tuvalu-children-welcome-leaders-with-a-climate-plea?CMP=share_btn_tw

An international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer, the State of the Climate is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/state-of-the-climate/

As rising temperatures drastically reshape Iceland’s landscape, businesses and the government are spending millions for survival and profit https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/business/iceland-ice-melt-global-warming-climate-change.html

82% of Canadians see climate change as a ‘serious problem’: poll https://dailyhive.com/montreal/canadians-see-climate-change-as-serious-problem-new-poll

Discrepancy in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09959-4

West Antarctic ice loss influenced by internal climate variability and anthropogenic forcing https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0420-9?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ngeo%2Frss%2Fcurrent+%28Nature+Geoscience+-+Issue%29

What it means to be human in an age of climate change https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/what-it-means-to-be-human-in-an-age-of-climate-change/

What you need to know about the link between sea-level rise and coastal flooding https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/the-link-between-sea-level-rise-and-coastal-flooding/ https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/the-link-between-sea-level-rise-and-coastal-flooding/

Flooding misery will be Yorkshire’s new normal without urgent climate action https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/flooding-misery-will-be-yorkshire-s-new-normal-without-urgent-climate-action-simon-bowens-1-9915228

New research shows that Antarctica’s largest floating ice shelf is highly sensitive to warming of the ocean http://theconversation.com/new-research-shows-that-antarcticas-largest-floating-ice-shelf-is-highly-sensitive-to-warming-of-the-ocean-121864?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Scientists confirm July set new global heat record https://apnews.com/008f6cf2564c443e8743099a3010911d?utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

Global Warming Is Changing the Winds Off Antarctica, Driving Ice Melt https://insideclimatenews.org/news/12082019/antarctica-climate-change-ocean-wind-ice-melting-glaciers-global-warming

The climate change ‘tipping point’ has already arrived for these 70 U.S. counties https://grist.org/article/the-climate-change-tipping-point-has-already-arrived-for-these-70-u-s-counties/

 

Disaster risk reduction

States brace for long-term flood fight as damages mount https://apnews.com/15f799240ef84204b5e2f2f42aaa8043

How flood water can be captured to help ride out storms https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/aug/12/weatherwatch-how-flood-water-can-be-captured-to-help-ride-out-storms

Townsville, Queensland flood industry loss up 16% at A$1.217bn https://www.artemis.bm/news/townsville-queensland-flood-industry-loss-up-16-at-a1-217bn-perils/

FEMA Releases the National Mitigation Investment Strategy https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2019/08/13/fema-releases-national-mitigation-investment-strategy

A Coupled Human–Natural Systems Framework of Community Resilience https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/naturesopolirese.8.1-2.0110?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Ambivalence towards discourse of disaster resilience https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/disa.12385

The Mississippi River Is Under Control—For Now https://time.com/5635375/mississippi-river-flooding/?xid=tcoshare

Tanzania’s Msimbazi basin plan turning flood hazard area into new city park https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/headlines/631750-tanzanias-msimbazi-basin-plan-turning-flood-hazard-area-into-new-city-park

Can the ‘masters of the flood’ help Texas protect its coast from hurricanes? https://grist.org/article/can-the-masters-of-the-flood-help-texas-protect-its-coast-from-hurricanes/

Flood-hit Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra need to learn their lessons https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/editorial/flood-hit-kerala-karnataka-and-maharashtra-need-to-learn-their-lessons/article28984423.ece

Challenges, Opportunities, and Pitfalls for Global Coupled Hydrologic‐Hydraulic Modeling of Floods https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018WR024289

Cracking the case of the Krakatoa volcano collapse https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csym23

Report: Colorado towns at higher risk for wildfire potential than Paradise https://www.koaa.com/news/report-colorado-towns-at-higher-risk-for-wildfire-potential-than-paradise

 

Emergency management

A spatially explicit model of postdisaster housing recovery https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mice.12487

England one of first nations in Europe to get Google Flood Alerts https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-one-of-first-countries-in-europe-to-receive-google-flood-alerts

Multifunctional city parks can aid residents during earthquake recovery, study says https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/resiliency-city-parks-help-residents-during-earthquake-recovery-green-open-space-st/560884/

Displacement after disasters: When there’s no place to call home https://stateofemergency.news21.com/displacement-after-disasters-when-theres-no-place-to-call-home/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tailoring disaster education programs to local communities https://disasterece.com/2019/08/10/tailoring-disaster-education-programs-to-local-communities/

How social learning can speed up or slow down climate action http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2019/06/the-world-needs-you-to-keep-talking-about-climate-change/

Marriotts Ridge High student tackles floodwater reduction, builds Ellicott City scale model https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard/ph-ho-cf-marriotts-ridge-student-oec-scale-model-0523-story.html

Communicating science to policymakers: six strategies for success https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02372-3

 

Psychology and Disasters

Chico schools prepare for post-fire school year with mental health trainings. Will it be enough? https://www.chicoer.com/2019/08/13/chico-schools-are-preparing-for-post-fire-school-year-with-mental-health-trainings-will-it-be-enough/

Children and Disasters Special Collection https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/supporting-children-in-all-the-spheres-of-their-lives-lessons-from-katrina-1

The Hidden Toll of a Natural Disaster: Why Mental Health Needs Often Go Unaddressed https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/august/the-hidden-toll-of-a-natural-disaster-why-mental-health-needs-often-go-unaddressed

 

Sociology and disasters

Model of socio-economic recovery of farmers in erupted areas of mount Sinabung in Karo Regency https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/314/1/012065

Southern U.S. Lags North on Disaster Resilience https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/southern-u-s-lags-north-on-disaster-resilience/

A majority of Americans (57%) say they know only some of their neighbors; far fewer (26%) say they know most of them https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/08/15/facts-about-neighbors-in-u-s/

Today in disaster resilience (9 August 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Flood: Seven dead in Yola https://thenationonlineng.net/flood-seven-dead-in-yola/

Typhoon Wipha kills 5, leaves 13 missing in Vietnam https://www.gulf-times.com/story/638316/Typhoon-Wipha-kills-5-leaves-13-missing-in-Vietnam

Turkey – 1 Missing After Floods in Manisa Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-manisa-province-june-2018

India – More Fatalities as Flooding Continues in Gujarat and Maharashtra http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-gujarat-maharashtra-august-2019

India – Over 17,000 Displaced as Godavari River Overflows in Andhra Pradesh http://floodlist.com/asia/india-godavari-river-flood-andhra-pradesh-august-2019

Sierra Leone – Deadly Flash Floods Hit Freetown http://floodlist.com/africa/sierra-leone-flash-floods-freetown-august-2019

Day zero approaches for Stanthorpe as locals face prospect of levy to cover cost of trucked-in water https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-05/stanthorpe-drought-bites-as-town-runs-out-of-water/11381886?pfmredir=sm

Eruption at Sabancaya volcano ejects ash up to 9.4 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, Peru https://watchers.news/2019/08/05/sabancaya-eruption-peru-august-5-2019/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

10 dead, 3 missing in flash flood at Chinese scenic gorge http://www.arabnews.com/node/1535766/world

Nigeria – Deaths Reported as Floods Hit Eastern and Central Areas http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-adamawa-abuja-august-2019

Floods hit North Karnataka as hundreds of families evacuated http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2019/aug/05/floods-hit-north-karnataka-as-hundreds-of-families-evacuated-2014116.html

Floods claim 531 lives, leave 655 000 displaced, India https://watchers.news/2019/08/06/floods-claim-531-lives-leave-655-000-displaced-india/

Italy – Evacuations After Floods and Landslides in Lombardy http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-evacuations-floods-landslides-lombardy-auguat-2019

Nepal – Deadly Landslide in Baglung http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-landslide-baglung-august-2019

Myanmar – More Flooding as Rivers Rise in Ayeyarwady, Mon and Kayin http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-flood-rivers-ayeyarwady-mon-kayin-august-2019

Sudan – 12 States Hit by Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-kassala-north-darfur-august-2019

Three Members Of A Family Killed In Rawalpindi Flash Floods https://92newshd.tv/three-members-of-a-family-killed-in-rawalpindi-flash-floods/#.XUtRy-gzaUk

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Siberian Wildfires and Heatwaves in Alaska: How the Arctic Is Nearing a Point of No Return https://time.com/5641751/arctic-wildfires-heatwaves-alaska-climate-change/?xid=tcoshare

Australia records third-hottest July https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/02/australia-records-third-hottest-july?CMP=share_btn_tw

A Nearly 100-Year-Old Physics Model Replicates Modern Arctic Ice Melt https://eos.org/articles/a-nearly-100-year-old-physics-model-replicates-modern-arctic-ice-melt

Climate Change Becomes an Issue for Ratings Agencies https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04082019/climate-change-ratings-agencies-financial-risk-cities-companies

July confirmed as hottest month recorded across the world https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/05/world/hottest-july-on-record-climate-sci-intl/index.html

Greenland ice sheet loses 11 billion tons of water in one day amid historic heat https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/amid-historic-heat-greenland-ice-sheet-loses-11/story?id=64737944

Climate Change to Cause Chaos in Africa, Warn Scientists https://www.voanews.com/africa/climate-change-cause-chaos-africa-warn-scientists

Arctic wildfires, hybrid embryos and record-breaking heatwave https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02305-0?

Record heatwave ‘made much more likely’ by human impact on climate https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/02/record-heatwave-made-much-more-likely-by-human-impact-on-climate?CMP=share_btn_tw

Sea level rise began accelerating in the 1960s, researchers find https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-08-06/sea-level-rise-accelerated-sixties/11373830

Alaska’s sea ice has completely melted away https://mashable.com/article/alaska-sea-ice-melt-2019/

Just one in 20 Australian news stories about drought mention climate change https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2019/aug/02/just-one-in-20-australian-news-stories-about-drought-mention-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

Increased shear in the North Atlantic upper-level jet stream over the past four decades https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1465-z

Fires, floods (and even bugs) are challenging Russia’s stance on the climate crisis https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/06/asia/arctic-fires-russia-climate-change-intl/index.html

Rising global temperatures wreak havoc on urban “heat islands” https://www.axios.com/extreme-heat-cities-climate-change-strategies-0f090ff3-ba4f-45f8-b252-adf51e1ec161.html

With nowhere to hide from rising seas, Boston prepares for a wetter future https://www.sciencenews.org/article/boston-adapting-rising-sea-level-coastal-flooding

 

Disaster risk reduction

Insurers reveal Townsville flood cost, warn region is ‘unprofitable’ https://www.afr.com/companies/financial-services/insurers-reveal-townsville-flood-cost-warn-region-is-unprofitable-20190804-p52do5

Study: El Niño has outsize economic effect on California https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/07/30/study-el-nio-has-outsized-economic-impact-california/?utm_term=.610e55e618f5

A new global map of freshwater hydrography may be the most accurate ever made—so precise scientists could use it to predict future flooding events around the world https://www.futurity.org/global-water-map-floods-rivers-lakes-2113702-2/

Mekong River Commission utilizes space technology to improve flood forecasting https://smartwatermagazine.com/news/servir-mekong/mekong-river-commission-utilizes-space-technology-improve-flood-forecasting

Tales of resilient cities https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/20resilient-cities

Articles on earthquake event that shocked the city of L’Aquila in April 2009 https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/0965-3562/vol/28/iss/4

Even in cities, natural signs can warn of floods, researchers find http://news.trust.org/item/20190807120511-pi5mk/?source=gep

 

Emergency management

This US heartland has been flooded for five months. Does anyone care? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/03/yazoo-backwater-mississippi-flooding-months

‘The dam very nearly went’: the scramble to save Whaley Bridge https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/05/whaley-bridge-dam-very-nearly-went?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Lessons Management Handbook https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/lessons-management-handbook/

Australian Fire Danger Rating System: research prototype report released https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/australian-fire-danger-rating-system-research-prototype-report-released

Roadmaps to safety and resilience in the Pacific https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/roadmaps-to-safety-and-resilience-in-the-pacific

First all-female hazard reduction burn with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/

Enhanced capacity to measure recovery https://www.aidr.org.au/news/enhanced-capacity-to-measure-recovery/

Ensuring That Disaster Planning Considers People With Disabilities https://www.routefifty.com/public-safety/2019/08/disabilities-accessibility-needs-natural-disaster-planning-california/158911/

We can’t stop Congo’s Ebola outbreak until communities lead the response https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/2019/08/01/Ebola-outbreak-community-response-Congo?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social

Situational Awareness is a Complex Topic https://www.samatters.com/situational-awareness-complex-topic/

Satellites to the rescue after natural disasters https://spacenews.com/satellites-to-the-rescue-after-natural-disasters/

Year after floods, same status: Homeless and landless https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/08/06/idukki-deluge-diaries-subair-cheruthoni-river-kerala-floods.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

This new innovative education intervention enables children to engage with parents and build disaster resilient households http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2019/winning-disaster-preparedness

Who’s responsible for managing flood risk? https://thefloodhub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/UPDATED-POYNTON-Whos-responsible-for-managing-flood-risk_.pdf

 

Psychology and Disasters

What Drives People to Mass Shootings? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/health/mass-shootings-mental-health.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimesscience

 

Sociology and disasters

Social Capital and Disaster Resilience in the Ninth Ward https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334844676_Social_Capital_and_Disaster_Resilience_in_the_Ninth_Ward

Resource Loss and Psychosocial Stress in the Aftermath of the 2008 Tennessee Valley Authority Coal Ash Spill https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334946273_Resource_Loss_and_Psychosocial_Stress_in_the_Aftermath_of_the_2008_Tennessee_Valley_Authority_Coal_Ash_Spill

Reliance of Government in times of Disaster https://books.google.co.jp/books?hl=en&lr=&id=wCCmDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA61&ots=eanTewtYi4&sig=pBmFGbd3LJffRx0hodrNLm0Yj6w&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

It’s time to stop treating the housing crisis and the climate crisis as two separate issues—and start designing solutions for both at once https://www.fastcompany.com/90386051/homelessness-is-already-a-crisis-but-climate-change-makes-it-much-worse

 

Today in disaster resilience (19 July 2019)

Dis 19 July

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Western Australia struck by 6.5 magnitude earthquake https://www.sbs.com.au/news/western-australia-struck-by-6-5-magnitude-earthquake

Indonesia rocked by 7.3 magnitude earthquake as Ring of Fire activity riseshttps://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1153180/indonesia-earthquake-today-tsunami-warning-maluku-utara-bali-lombok

Rainfall threatens Louisiana as Tropical Storm Barry moves inland https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/hurricane-barry-new-orleans-louisiana-flooding-storm-path-track-today-2019-07-13-live-updates/

50 dead, dozens missing in Nepal floods https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/43-dead-20-injured-in-nepal-floods/story-ORnPvXmfAVVWNKQ7JFS0zO.html

Heavy rain and floods in India’s Assam kill at least 10 and displace more than 1 million https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-floods-assam-idUSKCN1U80GX

Floods force millions to flee homes in India, Nepal and Bangladesh http://news.trust.org/item/20190715110757-t2xr1/

Hurricane Barry 2019 https://www.climatesignals.org/events/barry-2019

Rain, flooding follow Storm Barry as it spins north from New Orleans https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-barry/storm-barry-moves-inland-from-new-orleans-leaves-rain-and-flooding-in-its-wake-idUSKCN1U90E8?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

Flood destroys 300 houses, renders 2,000 residents homeless in Anambra https://www.blazehood.com.ng/flood-destroys-300-houses-renders-2000-residents-homeless-in-anambra/

Greece – Dozens Evacuated or Rescued After Floods in Western Greece Region http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-floods-western-greece-july-2019

Nearly 9,500 People Affected by Rakhine State Floods https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/nearly-9500-people-affected-rakhine-state-floods.html

Philippines – Hundreds Evacuated After Heavy Rain From Storm Danas http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-danas-evacuations-july-2019

South Asia – Flood Death Toll Mounts in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh http://floodlist.com/asia/india-nepal-pakistan-bangladesh-monsoon-floods-july-2019

Barry’s 14.58” of Rain in Arkansas Breaks All-Time State Record https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Barrys-1458-Rain-Arkansas-Breaks-All-Time-State-Record?cm_ven=cat6-widget

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Jul 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sakurajim https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/83564/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Jul-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sakurajim.html

Rivers at highest levels since records began, 60 000 homes destroyed or damaged, Bangladesh https://watchers.news/2019/07/18/bangladesh-flood-july-2019/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

‘Just a matter of when’: the $20bn plan to power Singapore with Australian solar https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/14/just-a-matter-of-when-the-20bn-plan-to-power-singapore-with-australian-solar?CMP=share_btn_tw

How Hope and Doubt Affect Climate Change Mobilization https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcomm.2019.00020/full

Observed impacts of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire in California https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019EF001210

Taller, faster, better, stronger: wind towers are only getting bigger https://theconversation.com/taller-faster-better-stronger-wind-towers-are-only-getting-bigger-120492?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

4 Reasons Why Urban Landscapes are a Linchpin for Climate Resilience https://meetingoftheminds.org/4-reasons-why-urban-landscapes-are-a-linchpin-for-climate-resilience-30705?

Flooding: Britain’s coastal towns and villages face a design challenge to cope with climate emergency https://phys.org/news/2019-07-britain-coastal-towns-villages-cope.html

Southerners Are Scared of the Climate Crisis, and Their Politicians Are Ignoring Them https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vb9awa/southerners-are-scared-of-the-climate-crisis-and-their-politicians-are-ignoring-them?

Australia’s strategic thinkers can’t continue to ignore climate change https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/australias-strategic-thinkers-cant-continue-to-ignore-climate-change/

Wildfires could grow exponentially as climate warms, study warns https://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-wildfires-grow-exponentially-climate-change-study/#site-header78

Observed impacts of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire in California https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019EF001210

July on course to be hottest month ever, say climate scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/16/july-on-course-to-be-hottest-month-ever-say-climate-scientists?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

Disaster risk reduction

A More Accurate Global River Map https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-more-accurate-global-river-map

Tool Shows Best Sites For Resilience Projects https://www.coastalreview.org/2019/05/tool-shows-best-sites-for-resilience-projects/

Rosewood homes rising https://www.myhorrynews.com/news/rosewood-homes-rising/article_f04a8b08-a82f-11e9-847e-b7a80bd404bb.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

A novel physically based Bayesian network model for inference and prediction of flood duration. The model also accurately examines the timescales of flooding https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190715185822.htm

Britain’s flood risk https://theecologist.org/2019/jul/16/britains-flood-risk

‘I’m angered’: Frustration growing in Beaconsfield over revised flood maps https://globalnews.ca/news/5501586/frustration-beaconsfield-flood-maps/

As flood risks increase across the US, it’s time to recognize the limits of levees https://theconversation.com/as-flood-risks-increase-across-the-us-its-time-to-recognize-the-limits-of-levees-118326

What are fuels? https://wildfiretoday.com/2019/07/17/what-are-fuels/

Gaps in wildfire science leave Canadian researchers fighting blind against growing risks https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-gaps-in-wildfire-science-leave-canadian-researchers-fighting-blind/

Earthquake‐Induced Chains of Geologic Hazards: Patterns, Mechanisms, and Impacts https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018RG000626

‘Sunny-day flooding’ is projected to put parts of the US underwater for at least 100 days per year. Here’s what the Gulf and East coasts should expect. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/sunny-day-flooding-expected-to-break-us-records-2019-7?r=US&IR=T

 

Emergency management

Athens disaster management group presents emergency housing exhibition built in 14 hours https://www.redandblack.com/athensnews/athens-disaster-management-group-presents-emergency-housing-exhibition-built-in/article_e17167b2-a381-11e9-b406-5f41885e95a6.html

South Asia monsoon leaves thousands in need https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2019/07/15/south-asia-monsoon-india-bangladesh-nepal-floods-thousands-need?

Catastrophic storms put a sharp focus on flood response https://www.zurichna.com/en/knowledge/articles/2019/07/catastrophic-storms-put-a-sharp-focus-on-flood-response

Red Cross to World’s Cities: Here’s How to Prevent Heat Wave Deaths https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/climate/red-cross-heat-waves.html

Perspectives from nongovernmental organizations on education and training needs for community disaster recovery https://www.wmpllc.org/ojs-2.4.2/index.php/jem/article/view/2421

Monsoon Rains Flood South Asia https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145335/monsoon-rains-flood-south-asia

The Heatwave Guide for Cities https://www.preparecenter.org/resources/heatwave-guide-cities

Hurricane Barry a wakeup call for businesses https://www.burnsandwilcox.com/hurricane-barry-serves-as-flood-wakeup-call-for-businesses-homeowners/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Average time spent on social media https://www.broadbandsearch.net/blog/average-daily-time-on-social-media

Peterborough officials, residents reflect on 15th anniversary of historic flood https://globalnews.ca/news/5497716/peterborough-15th-anniversary-historic-flood/

Co-learning disaster resilience toolkit: A person-centred approach to engaging with refugee narratives and practices of safety https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/57379

MOOC: Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact https://sdgacademy.org/course/climate-change-the-science-and-global-impact/

How is temperature measured? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qQHDGA7SsA

 

Sociology and Disasters

Social capital and disasters: How does social capital shape post-disaster conditions in the Philippines? https://www.mendeley.com/catalogue/social-capital-disasters-social-capital-shape-postdisaster-conditions-philippines/

Bonding and bridging social capital and their associations with self‐evaluated community resilience: A comparative study of East Asia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334423975_Bonding_and_bridging_social_capital_and_their_associations_with_self-evaluated_community_resilience_A_comparative_study_of_East_Asia

The Impact of Social Capital Upon Disaster Risk Reduction and Response: The Case of the Philippines with Typhoon Yolanda and Glenda https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334533922_The_Impact_of_Social_Capital_Upon_Disaster_Risk_Reduction_and_Response_The_Case_of_the_Philippines_with_Typhoon_Yolanda_and_Glenda

Southeast Asian communities’ disaster preparedness and resilience in Auckland, New Zealand https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334524495_Southeast_Asian_communities’_disaster_preparedness_and_resilience_in_Auckland_New_Zealand

Today in disaster resilience (12 July 2019)

Dis 12 July

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Powerful M7.1 earthquake hits Southern California https://watchers.news/2019/07/06/m7-1-earthquake-california-july-6-2019/

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia’s Maluku Islands https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/indonesia-tsunami-warning-issued-strong-earthquake-190707155320323.html

Flood destroys 70 houses, renders 510 persons homeless in Nigeria https://www.environewsnigeria.com/flood-destroys-70-houses-renders-510-persons-homeless-in-c-river/

Ratnagiri dam breach: Flooding causes 44% of dam failures in India https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/water/ratnagiri-dam-breach-flooding-causes-44-of-dam-failures-in-india-65402

China – Thousands Displaced by Floods in Jiangxi Province http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-jiangxi-province-july-2019

Bangladesh – Rohingya Refugee Shelters Destroyed After Heavy Monsoon Rain https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2019/07/08/thousands-displaced-heavy-rains-batter-fragile-rohingya-camps

USA – Dozens of Flood Rescues After Record Rain Hits Washington DC http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flood-rescues-record-rain-washington-dc-july-2019

Spain – Deadly Flash Floods in Navarre Region http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-flash-floods-navarre-tafalla-july-2019

Pakistan – Flooding Leaves Communities Isolated in Chitral http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-glacial-lake-outburst-flood-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-july-2019

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Treat climate change like the crisis it is, says journalism professor https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-for-july-7-2019-1.5198309/treat-climate-change-like-the-crisis-it-is-says-journalism-professor-1.5198311?

Fossil fuel exports make Australia one of the worst contributors to climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/08/fossil-fuel-exports-make-australia-one-of-the-worst-contributors-to-climate-crisis?CMP=share_btn_tw

Permafrost, the glue that holds together so much of the north’s landscape – sometimes referred to by scientists as “nature’s freezer” – is warming up http://projects.thestar.com/climate-change-canada/nunavut/

Study: Rising sea levels could cost Seattle $23B by 2040 https://www.apnews.com/a9bbf0247d0b4a82b87db1fe060ae46e

Amplification of future energy demand growth due to climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-10399-3

Discussing global warming leads to greater acceptance of climate science https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/07/02/1906589116

FTSE Russell launches first climate risk government bond index https://www.etfstream.com/news/8359_ftse-russell-launches-first-climate-risk-government-bond-index/

Coastal Hazards & Targeted Acquisitions: A Reasonable Shoreline Management Alternative http://shoreline2.wcu.edu/Katie/NTB%20July%201%202019.pdf

The distinct burden of being a climate scientist https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2019/07/weight-of-the-world-climate-change-scientist-grief/

David Attenborough on climate change: ‘We cannot be radical enough’ https://www.newscientist.com/article/2209126-david-attenborough-on-climate-change-we-cannot-be-radical-enough/

Enormous Antarctic glacier on brink of collapse could raise sea levels by half a metre alone, scientists warn https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/antarctic-ice-melting-sea-level-rise-thwaites-glacier-study-nasa-a8996596.html

There is a significant chance the Arctic could be ice-free even if world leaders meet the Paris targets of 1.5°C and 2°C https://climateextremes.org.au/research-brief-new-calculations-reveal-arctic-could-be-ice-free-at-1-5c/

 

Disaster risk reduction

The science behind California’s two big earthquakes https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/07/science-behind-californias-two-big-earthquakes/?no-cache

Developing countries must prepare now for profound impact, disaster representative says https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/07/one-climate-crisis-disaster-happening-every-week-un-warns?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Scheme calls for homes to be built ‘better’ after flood to bring insurance premiums down https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-7219629/Scheme-calls-homes-built-better-flood-bring-insurance-premiums-down.html

SoCal Earthquake Map- Early July 2019 https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/socal-earthquake-map-early-july-2019-d09e6239f3284392b395cbc46f3341e0

The Aizawl landslide: evidence from Google Earth of slope modification https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/07/05/aizawl-landslide/

Beaconsfield asks Quebec to take them off new flood zone map https://globalnews.ca/news/5467461/beaconsfield-flood-zone-map/

Flood Re urges extra cash for claimants to reinforce homes https://www.ft.com/content/a9ecbf64-9f42-11e9-b8ce-8b459ed04726

NH10 Multi-Hazards: The Latest EGU Natural Hazards Sub-Division https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/nh/2019/07/08/nh10-multi-hazards-the-latest-egu-natural-hazards-sub-division/#more-1228

Today’s Earth, a system developed by Professor Kei Yoshimura, allows real-time monitoring of the world’s river systems for flooding https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/focus/en/features/fsi011.html

The Growth Impact of Disasters in Developing Asia https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/509601/ewp-585-growth-impact-disasters-developing-asia.pdf

Special Issue “Bushfire in Tasmania” https://www.mdpi.com/journal/fire/special_issues/bushfireTAS

California earthquake created a massive crack in the Earth visible in satellite images https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/08/us/california-earthquake-satellite-images-crack-trnd/index.html

Glenridding flood work complete after Desmond devastation https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-48889564

Let Rivers Flood: Communities Adopt New Strategies for Resilience https://therevelator.org/flood-solutions/

Why in rural areas are flood magnitudes decreasing while rainfalls are increasing? It’s because soils are becoming drier before it rains, which means that more rain is soaked up https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/a-land-of-drought-and-flooding-rains

Does Pervious Concrete have the Potential to Prevent Mumbai from Flooding? https://ajantanews.com/2019/07/08/does-pervious-concrete-have-potential-prevent-mumbai-flooding/

Sharing Multiple Perspectives on Burning: Towards a Participatory and Intercultural Fire Management Policy in Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/3/39

Climate change could intensify DC floods, but engineering can help https://qz.com/1660991/extreme-flooding-in-dc-leads-to-commuter-chaos/

As flooding increases across the country, architects and policymakers are strategizing ways to contain the deluge https://www.architectmagazine.com/aia-architect/aiafeature/battling-a-flooded-future_o

Despite funding loss, cities vow to continue resilience push http://news.trust.org/item/20190709201851-9m5ru/

£67m Ipswich Tidal Flood Barrier wins top engineering award https://www.gov.uk/government/news/67m-ipswich-tidal-flood-barrier-wins-top-engineering-award

These New Orleans levees could be overtopped by Mississippi River surge ahead of storm https://www.nola.com/news/hurricane/article_f31f5436-a347-11e9-beaa-67f2b43123a7.html

Ridgecrest earthquake mystery: Why so little destruction from huge temblors? https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-ridgecrest-worse-20190710-story.html

Global heating: London to have climate similar to Barcelona by 2050 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/10/global-heating-london-similar-climate-barcelona-2050?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

Emergency management

Colorado Invests In Wildfire Response https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/07/05/july-05-2019-hn-two

Record rainfall hit parts of Japan, of 1.1 million ordered to evacuate only 6 300 took shelter https://watchers.news/2019/07/05/record-rainfall-hit-parts-of-japan-of-1-1-million-ordered-to-evacuate-only-6-300-took-shelter/

Meet the all-indigenous fire and rescue team breaking down stigmas in the city https://nit.com.au/meet-the-all-aboriginal-fire-and-rescue-team-breaking-down-stigmas-in-the-city/

Flood victims in Grand Forks, B.C., in limbo more than one year after disaster https://toronto.citynews.ca/2019/07/07/flood-victims-in-grand-forks-b-c-in-limbo-more-than-one-year-after-disaster/

What we learned in Texas after Hurricane Harvey https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2019/07/02/hurricane-harvey-texas-000932

The Downsides of the California Earthquakes https://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/the-downsides-of-the-california-earthquake.html

Escape Route Index: A Spatially-Explicit Measure of Wildland Firefighter Egress Capacity https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/3/40

UK’s lack of plans to protect people from climate crisis ‘shocking’, say advisers https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/10/uks-preparation-for-climate-crisis-like-dads-army?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Recovery Is Now: Navigating the Transition http://jennynovak.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/RecoveryIsNow.pdf

Hurricane Michael destroyed their homes. Then the insurance heartache began https://www.tampabay.com/florida/2019/06/26/hurricane-michael-destroyed-their-homes-then-the-insurance-heartache-began/

‘Thousands evacuated since start of flood season in China’ https://www.euronews.com/2019/07/10/thousands-evacuated-since-start-of-flood-season-in-china

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Citizen aid, social media and brokerage after disaster https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334262193_Citizen_aid_social_media_and_brokerage_after_disaster

The Google KML feeds offer a variety of options, you can view earthquakes colored by age or depth, and an animated feed allows you to animate the series of earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/feed/v1.0/kml.php

People mourn victims of Japan floods one year on https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190706_15/

The Ocean Game: The sea is rising. Can you save your town? https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-climate-change-ocean-game/

An Evolutionary Leap in How We Teach Geosciences https://eos.org/opinions/an-evolutionary-leap-in-how-we-teach-geosciences

New Media in Times of Crisis https://www.amazon.com/Media-Times-Crisis-Agendas-Communication/dp/113857029X

Event to raise awareness of Hull’s flood risk https://www.gov.uk/government/news/event-to-raise-awareness-of-hulls-flood-risk

 

Disaster psychology

Impacts of Wildfire on Children https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-51727-8_90-1

Climate Change Is Causing Us ‘Eco-Anxiety’ https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-eco-anxiety-2639137234.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

Network Structure and Substantive Dimensions of Improvised Social Support Ties Surrounding Households during Post-Disaster Recovery https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29NH.1527-6996.0000332

Inequality is not natural or inevitable https://sdgs.undp.org/2019-inequality/en/

Teens in a Toxic Environment: Lessons from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/teens-in-a-toxic-environment-lessons-from-the-2010-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill

 

Today in disaster resilience (5 July 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Massive damage after worst floods in history hit Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia https://watchers.news/2019/06/30/massive-damage-after-worst-floods-in-history-hit-irkutsk-region-of-siberia-russia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

High-level eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2019/06/28/manam-eruption-june-27-2019/

Anxiety in Nigerian States as fear of flood mounts https://thenationonlineng.net/anxiety-in-states-as-fear-of-flood-mounts/

European heatwave: Spain battles major Catalonia wildfire https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48790242

Hail Storm Buries Parts of Mexican City of Guadalajara in Ice https://www.ecowatch.com/mexico-hail-storm-guadalajara-ice-2639041600.html

Ecuador – Evacuations After Rivers Overflow in Sucumbíos http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-landslides-sucumbios-june-2019

India – Dozens Dead After Torrential Rainfall in Mumbai and Maharashtra http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-mumbai-maharashtra-july-2019

Japan – 1 Million Ordered to Evacuate After Torrential Rain in Kyushu http://floodlist.com/asia/japan-rain-floods-kagoshima-miyazaki-july-2019

Russia – Irkutsk Floods Leave 18 Dead, 8 Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-irkutsk-floods-june-july-2019

Rain-triggered landslide buries World Heritage site in Kyushu http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201907020067.html

Stromboli: One dead as volcano erupts on Italian island https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48857422

8 Dead, 15 Missing After Dam Breach Floods Villages In Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/mumbai-rains-maharashtra-dam-breach-kills-2-more-than-20-still-missing-2063093

Rare EF-2 tornado hits Bendigo, Victoria, Australia https://watchers.news/2019/07/02/ef-2-tornado-near-bendigo-victoria-australia/

Wildfire forces entire First Nation community to evacuate https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/wildfire-forces-entire-first-nation-community-to-evacuate-1004165438/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Big quake rattles Southern California, damage reported northeast of Los Angeles https://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-quake/big-quake-rattles-southern-california-early-reports-of-damage-east-of-los-angeles-idUSKCN1TZ1VB?

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Jul 2019: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/82770/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Jul-2019-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Duk.html

Haiti – More Flash Floods in Ouest Department Leave 2 Dead and 3 Missing http://floodlist.com/america/haiti-floods-ouest-department-july-2019

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

UN chief warns of ‘grave climate emergency,’ says Paris Agreement goals not enough https://globalnews.ca/news/5447866/antonio-guterres-climate-emergency/

France records all-time highest temperature of 45.9C https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/28/france-on-red-alert-as-heatwave-forecast-to-reach-record-45c?CMP=share_btn_tw

Temperature rises will make Brisbane a ‘difficult place to live’ within 30 years, report finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-22/temperature-increases-from-climate-change-brisbane-unliveable/11227404

‘Precipitous’ fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/01/precipitous-fall-in-antarctic-sea-ice-revealed

Investment slow to adapt to climate change, hiking risks http://news.trust.org/item/20190701194525-2nyqi/

UN report on 1.5C blocked from climate talks after Saudi Arabia disputes science https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/06/27/un-report-1-5c-blocked-climate-talks-saudi-arabia-disputes-science/

How China’s sponge cities are preparing for sea-level rise https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/06/how-china-s-sponge-cities-are-preparing-for-sea-level-rise/

Australia posts hottest January-June for days as big dry rolls on https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/australia-posts-hottest-january-june-for-days-as-big-dry-rolls-on-20190702-p523f4.html

Climate change made European heatwave at least five times likelier https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jul/02/climate-change-european-heatwave-likelier?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate change: Antarctic Peninsula ‘can still avoid irreversible change’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48840528

Baked Alaska: record heat fuels wildfires and sparks personal fireworks ban https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/02/alaska-heat-wildfires-climate-change

Antarctic Land Ice Elevation Change Anomalies http://climatestate.com/2019/07/03/antarctic-land-ice-elevation-change-anomalies/

Initiatives for rehabilitation of climate change victims emphasized https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2019/07/04/initiatives-for-rehabilitation-of-climate-change-victims-emphasized

Migration cannot be the only option for people living on ‘drowning’ islands https://www.eco-business.com/opinion/migration-cannot-be-the-only-option-for-people-living-on-drowning-islands/

‘Unprecedented’ Wildfires Burned Across the Arctic Circle In June https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qv79b5/unprecedented-wildfires-are-burning-across-the-arctic-circle?utm_source=vicetwitterus

Climate scientist calls for ‘world war type mobilization’ to combat climate change https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/451497-climate-scientist-michael-mann-calls-for-world-war-type-mobilization-to-combat

Melted Alaska sea ice alarms coast residents, scientists https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/melted-alaska-sea-ice-alarms-coast-residents-scientists-64052510

Are parts of India becoming too hot for humans? https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/03/asia/india-heat-wave-survival-hnk-intl/index.html

The most effective way to fight climate change is to plant trees, over a trillion of them: study https://globalnews.ca/news/5461284/tree-plants-climate-change-study/?utm_source=%40globalnews&utm_medium=Twitter

In the world’s northernmost town, temperatures have risen by 4C, devastating homes, wildlife and even the cemetery https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2019/jul/01/its-getting-warmer-wetter-wilder-the-arctic-town-heating-faster-than-anywhere

A new top killer emerges in hurricanes, and many blame climate change https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article232137427.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

A Guide to Risk Management of Cultural Heritage https://www.iccrom.org/sites/default/files/201712/risk_management_guide_english_web.pdf

Unique, real-time street level flood prediction technology developed at Loughborough University has been commercially launched to save lives and livelihoods worldwide http://floodlist.com/forecasting-warning-systems/new-flood-prediction-technology-loughborough-university?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Intense, frequent wildfires will take increasing toll on health, studies say https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/06/30/wildfire-smoke-health-toll/#.XRlYnBIGDao.twitter

Iliamna Volcano landslide: a new image from the Alaska Volcano Observatory https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/07/01/iliamna-volcano-landslide/

Why Kogi can’t manage flood disasters – Stakeholders https://guardian.ng/news/why-kogi-cant-manage-flood-disasters-stakeholders/

Can the Quality of the Potential Flood Risk Maps be Evaluated? A Case Study of the Social Risks of Floods in Central Spain https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/11/6/1284

Oregon’s tsunami risk https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/oregons-tsunami-risk-between-the-devil-and-the-deep-blue-sea

The Twilight Zone between crisis and risk management: Why government needs to pay attention to creeping crises https://esharp.eu/opinion/the-twilight-zone-between-crisis-and-risk-management-why-government-needs-to-pay-attention-to-creeping-crises

CAG finds loopholes in BMC’s flood risk management plan https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/cag-finds-loopholes-in-bmcs-flood-risk-management-plan/articleshow/70050785.cms

Turning disaster into an opportunity for flood resilience https://www.c2es.org/content/turning-disaster-into-an-opportunity-for-flood-resilience/

How Earth Observation plays a crucial role in Flood Mapping https://www.thegeospatial.in/how-earth-observation-plays-crucial-role-in-flood-mapping-geospatial

Deep dive into flood resilience: “Even little steps will help” https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/deep-dive-into-flood-resilience-even-little-steps-will-help-171700.aspx

Canada – Insurance Body Calls for National Flood Action Plan After Costly Spring 2019 Floods http://floodlist.com/america/canada-insurance-national-flood-action-plan-spring-2019-floods?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Standing stronger together: Reflections on building resilience for small island states http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/standing-stronger-together-reflections-building-resilience-small-island-states?CID=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT

 

Emergency Management

The National Weather Service Will Soon Simplify The Vast Maze Of Weather Alerts They Issue https://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2019/06/29/the-national-weather-service-will-soon-simplify-the-vast-maze-of-weather-alerts-they-issue/#26c767cc70fb

The First 50 Things to Disappear from Store Shelves During an Emergency https://mdcreekmore.com/the-first-50-things-to-disappear-from-store-shelves-during-an-emergency/

Characteristics of Effective Emergency Managers (Part 2) https://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/managing-crisis/characteristics-of-effective-emergency-managers-part-2.html

Townsville floods: GPs integral to response and recovery https://insightplus.mja.com.au/2019/24/townsville-floods-gps-integral-to-response-and-recovery/

Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/24/us/wildfires-big-data-california.html

High-Tech Damage Assessment Speeds Disaster Recovery https://www.pnnl.gov/news-media/high-tech-damage-assessment-speeds-disaster-recovery

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Record Floods Prompt Nationwide Campaign https://anthropocenealliance.org/higherground

New School: A Modern Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Education for Children https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/new-school-a-modern-approach-to-disaster-risk-reduction-and-resilience-education-for-children

 

Disaster psychology

Climate-change anxiety is now a part of growing up. Pop culture has caught on https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/06/28/climate-change-anxiety-is-now-part-growing-up-pop-culture-has-caught/?utm_term=.e06d2c516355

Vicarious Trauma And Its Undeniable Link To Consumption Of Media http://theowp.org/vicarious-trauma-and-its-undeniable-link-to-consumption-of-media/

Flooding and the New Normal: What is the Role of Gender in Experiences of Post‐Disaster Ontological Security? https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/disa.12372?casa_token=uaHcnoOsHEEAAAAA:UR5PWwlIa3benNx7uDljyeraIk5nTljFuD2mLX9ft3FNm5PFKs4SBKerYc5hTczmnkFJUy0Kyi7Jin0

 

Sociology and Disasters

The Links between Climate Change, Disasters, Migration, and Social Resilience in Asia: A Literature Review https://reliefweb.int/report/world/links-between-climate-change-disasters-migration-and-social-resilience-asia-literature

Today in disaster resilience (28 June 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

8,100 Alberta wildfire evacuees allowed to return home Tuesday https://globalnews.ca/news/5428552/alberta-wildfire-high-level-area-evacuees-return/

8,100 Alberta wildfire evacuees allowed to return home Tuesday https://globalnews.ca/news/5428552/alberta-wildfire-high-level-area-evacuees-return/

Ecuador – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Tungurahua Province http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-landslides-tungurahua-june-2019

UK – Rescues After Heavy Rain Causes Floods in Scotland http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/floods-scotland-edinburgh-stirling-june-2019

Extreme rainfall hits capital Belgrade, 1 month worth of rain in 45 minutes, Serbia https://watchers.news/2019/06/24/extreme-rainfall-hits-capital-belgrade-1-month-worth-of-rain-in-45-minutes-serbia/

Massive eruption at Raikoke volcano, ash to 13.1 km (43 000 feet) a.s.l., Sea of Okhotsk https://watchers.news/2019/06/22/raikoke-volcano-eruption-june-2019/

Rescue for 14 in Stirling trapped by flash floods https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-48755009

Vietnam – 2 Dead After Storms, Floods and Landslides Hit North West http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-2-dead-after-floods-and-landslides-hit-north-west

Mexico and USA – Floods Hit Texas and Tamaulipas After 30cm of Rain in 4 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-usa-floods-texas-tamaulipas-june-2019

France – Flash Floods and Evacuations in Normandy http://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-lisieux-normandy-june-2019

European heatwave: Spain battles major Catalonia wildfire https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48790242

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jun 2019: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/82399/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Jun-2019-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Rev.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Florida newsrooms band together to cover the effects of climate change https://www.tampabay.com/breaking-news/florida-newsrooms-band-together-to-cover-the-effects-of-climate-change-20190625/

Guide: Communicating Climate Impacts Through Adaptation https://climateoutreach.org/resources/guide-communicating-climate-impacts-through-adaptation-wi/

‘Climate apartheid’ to push 120 million into poverty by 2030, UN says https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/25/world/climate-apartheid-poverty-un-intl/

Electricity Demand Will Soar as Households Try to Cope With Hotter Temperatures https://e360.yale.edu/digest/electricity-demand-will-soar-as-households-try-to-cope-with-hotter-temperatures

Europe heatwave: record high of 45C expected in France https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/25/highs-of-45c-expected-in-france-as-heatwave-scorches-europe?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

‘Hell is coming’: Europe braced for hottest June on record https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/hell-is-coming-europe-braced-for-hottest-june-on-record-20190626-p521ab.html

Australian cities are declaring a ‘climate emergency’, but does that actually mean anything? https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-06-27/climate-emergency-sydney-extinction-rebellion/11243486

Europe heatwave: Why are temperatures on the continent soaring? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48756480

7 strategies for infrastructure resilience in a changing climate https://www.icf.com/blog/climate/climate-change-infrastructure-resilience#.XRQJ4R4hza4.twitter

New Perspectives on 2,000 Years of North Atlantic Climate Change https://eos.org/research-spotlights/new-perspectives-on-2000-years-of-north-atlantic-climate-change

 

Disaster risk reduction

Abandoning A Floodzone https://www.npr.org/2019/06/23/735191247/abandoning-a-floodzone

Japan Disasters Digital Archive http://jdarchive.org/en/about/about-archive

Answer to rising waters? Raise the house https://www.tampabay.com/st-petersburg/answer-to-rising-waters-raise-the-house-20190624/

Stop building on floodplains, say flood-hit U.S. families https://news.yahoo.com/stop-building-floodplains-flood-hit-220826380.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=tw

Planning an International Magma Observatory https://eos.org/project-updates/planning-an-international-magma-observatory

How mangroves protect people from increasingly frequent and powerful tropical storms https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/66140

We probed Santorini’s volcano with sound to learn what’s going on beneath the surface https://phys.org/news/2019-06-probed-santorini-volcano-beneath-surface.html

Hull leads the way in how to tackle threat of flooding https://www.hullccnews.co.uk/24/06/2019/hull-leads-the-way-in-how-to-tackle-threat-of-flooding/

Options for managing the flood costs of Canada’s highest risk residential properties https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/options-for-managing-the-flood-costs-of-canada-s-highest-risk-residential-properties-874327077.html

Flood damage at least $2 billion for Mississippi River towns https://apnews.com/d14581e6fdb34b2483bc305763ae304b

The UK’s big flooding problem is only going to get worse https://www.wired.co.uk/article/flooding-in-uk-weather-defence

After the flash flood: Fourmile, Beaverdale one year after a devastating deluge https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2019/06/26/des-moines-flooding-four-mile-creek-beaverdale-flash-flood-storm-sewers-buyouts-anniversary/1456894001/

Flood and tornado have cost city $5.6M — and counting https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/flood-and-tornado-have-cost-city-5-6m-and-counting-1.5191498

Works confirmed for next phase of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme after £76m contract signed https://news.leeds.gov.uk/works-confirmed-for-next-phase-of-leeds-flood-alleviation-scheme-after-76m-contract-signed/

How Much Does Fire Behavior of Leaf Litter Beds Change within Two Months? https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/2/33

Joint UN effort bolsters Iran’s ability to reduce its disaster risk https://www.unisdr.org/archive/65049

Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fcrm/national-strategy-public/

 

Emergency Management

Corps making progress on repairing Missouri River levees, but full restorations will take time https://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/region/corps-making-progress-on-repairing-missouri-river-levees-but-full/article_50395f13-3ab8-5c3b-9336-d796652f9a61.html

Changes to Civil Defence after minister declares ‘room for improvement’ https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/113627758/changes-to-civil-defence-after-minister-declares-room-for-improvement

Lawmakers Urged to Plan Ahead for Worsening Natural Disasters https://www.courthousenews.com/lawmakers-urged-to-plan-ahead-for-worsening-natural-disasters/

Disaster Management: Lessons Learned for Communities Near and Far https://impakter.com/disaster-management-lessons-learned-for-communities-near-and-far/

Emergency personnel rely on teamwork to help those in need during disasters https://www.koamnewsnow.com/news/emergency-personnel-rely-on-teamwork-to-help-those-in-need-during-disasters/1089013377

EU hit by 1,381 wildfires so far in 2019 — risk higher in areas with heatwave https://www.euronews.com/2019/06/25/eu-hit-by-1-381-wildfires-so-far-in-2019-risk-higher-in-areas-with-heatwave

Canada’s flood crisis https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/canadas-flood-crisis-don-forgeron-1c/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Virtual reality helps scare residents to flee looming storms, research says http://news.trust.org/item/20190621212633-jf3ox/

Communities hold the key to disaster preparedness https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/450298-in-the-face-of-climate-change-communities-hold-the-key-to-disaster

Community Adaptation to Flood Disaster Risk in Koto Parik Gadang Diateh District, Solok Selatan Regency http://senjop.ppj.unp.ac.id/index.php/senjop/article/view/44

Understanding Community-Level Flooding Awareness in Remote Coastal Towns in Northern Chile through Community Mapping https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/9/7/279

Play Flood Snakes and Ladders http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/floodsnakesandladders/

Communicating Flood Risk https://firststreet.org/updates/communicating-flood-risk/

 

Disaster psychology

Study provides new insights into the relationship between PTSD, genetics and inflammation https://www.psypost.org/2019/06/study-provides-new-insights-into-the-relationship-between-ptsd-genetics-and-inflammation-53932

A community plan to link farmers to mental health support after a major bushfire could be rolled out across Australia to help rural people cope after natural disasters https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/state/vic/2019/06/23/farm-van-inspires-emergency-relief-plans-around-australia/

Special issue of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology focuses on how children can be prepared for natural disasters and the mental health aspects of such events https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6095022/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Black Residents In Long Island Community Struggled To Get Federal Aid https://www.npr.org/2019/06/24/735329167/black-residents-in-long-island-community-struggled-to-get-federal-aid

Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology (Seventh Edition) https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/our-social-world/book259286

Today in disaster resilience (21 June 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported https://watchers.news/2019/06/16/violent-hailstorms-batter-france-catastrophic-agricultural-damage-reported/

Death toll surpasses 60, 9,300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China https://watchers.news/2019/06/14/death-toll-surpasses-60-9-300-homes-collapsed-as-heavy-rain-hits-china/

Strong eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 9.8 km (32 000 feet), Mexico https://watchers.news/2019/06/15/popocatepetl-eruption-june-14-2019/

Lincolnshire flooding: hundreds of homes evacuated https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/15/lincolnshire-flooding-homes-evacuated-river-steeping-wainfleet?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Drought in Africa leaves 45 million in need across 14 countries https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/analysis/2019/06/10/drought-africa-2019-45-million-in-need?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social

Flooding, heavy rain, a small earthquake and two tornadoes hit Ohio in a 24-hour span https://www.wxyz.com/news/national/flooding-heavy-rain-small-earthquake-and-a-tornado-hit-ohio-in-a-24-hour-span

Deadly floods hit central and western parts of Mongolia https://watchers.news/2019/06/17/deadly-floods-hit-central-and-western-parts-of-mongolia/

Severe storm hits Azores, causing major floods https://watchers.news/2019/06/17/severe-storm-hits-azores-causing-major-floods/

Mongolia – Floods in Ulaanbaatar and Töv Province Leave 12 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/mongolia-flooding-june-2019

Brazil – 7 Dead After Floods and Landslides in Pernambuco http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-landslides-pernambuco-june-2019

Turkey – Flash Floods and Landslides Hit Trabzon Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-landslides-trabzon-june-2019

Philippines – Over 40,000 Displaced by Mindanao Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-mindanao-june-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Jun 2019: Semeru volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Nevados de Chillán https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/81945/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Jun-2019-Semeru-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Nevados-de-Chillan-Sa.html

Severe flooding in parts of eastern Poland https://www.sott.net/article/415352-Evacuations-after-floods-in-Lublin-Poland

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Greenland lost 2 billion tons of ice this week, which is very unusual https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/14/us/greenland-sudden-ice-melt-wxc/index.html

Arctic Permafrost Is Going Through a Rapid Meltdown — 70 Years Early https://www.livescience.com/65709-arctic-permafrost-melts-decades-early.html

Effective governance of transnational adaptation initiatives https://www.sei.org/publications/effective-gov-transnational-adapt/

High-resolution mapping efforts could improve predictions of coastal changes as glaciers shrink around the world https://eos.org/research-spotlights/arctic-glacial-retreat-alters-downstream-fjord-currents

Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jun/14/africa-global-heating-more-droughts-and-flooding-threat

Confronting the climate change crisis collectively through digital transformation and inter-island cooperation https://medium.com/@riad.meddeb/holding-back-the-tide-1404c92a608c

What would life be like in a zero-carbon country? https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/16/uk/net-zero-emission-target-gbr-intl/index.html

How to answer the argument that Australia’s emissions are too small to make a difference https://theconversation.com/how-to-answer-the-argument-that-australias-emissions-are-too-small-to-make-a-difference-118825?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

UK and Italy jointly bid to host 2020 UN climate talks https://www.ft.com/content/3766934e-91ea-11e9-aea1-2b1d33ac3271?desktop=true&segmentId=d8d3e364-5197-20eb-17cf-2437841d178a

Indian cities urged to develop heat action plans as temperatures soar http://news.trust.org/item/20190614062927-tlbt3/

We still have time to act on climate change — but records will tumble for next 20 years regardless of emissions: study https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-06-18/climate-change-emissions-smashing-temperature-records-study/11160340

Setting and smashing extreme temperature records over the coming century https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0498-5

The rapid thaw of Alaska will accelerate global heating https://www.hcn.org/articles/climate-desk-the-rapid-thaw-of-alaska-permafrost-will-accelerate-global-heating

Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people? https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/6/13/18660548/climate-change-human-civilization-existential-risk

Over 180 people killed in eastern state of Bihar, which is witnessing the second-longest heatwave on record https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/india-heatwave-turns-deadly-190618090507114.html

What climate change in Canada looks like https://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/inourbackyard/

The most extensive climate change investigation ever undertaken in South Australia has produced alarming figures showing droughts are becoming longer and more severe https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/alarming-figures-point-to-greater-impact-of-drought/news-story/3162a56cd0c0b17cb39913b4618b2d8f

Canada’s House of Commons has declared a national climate emergency https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-s-house-of-commons-has-declared-a-national-climate-emergency-1.4470804#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=ciYLfPf

The viral image that illustrates the scale of melting ice in Greenland https://www.euronews.com/2019/06/17/the-viral-image-that-illustrates-the-scale-of-melting-ice-in-greenland

Contribution of the Greenland Ice Sheet to sea level over the next millennium https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/6/eaav9396

More than half the world could see ‘record-setting heat’ every year by 2100 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/66045

Himalayan glacier melting doubled since 2000, spy satellites show https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/19/himalayan-glacier-melting-doubled-since-2000-scientists-reveal?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Rethinking the Limits of Climate Change Adaption https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/rethinking-the-limits-of-climate-change-adaption

UW professor, study co-author explains why future heatwaves could kill hundreds https://mynorthwest.com/1421355/dori-uw-professor-heatwaves-study/

Arctic melt goes into overdrive https://www.axios.com/arctic-melt-climate-change-canada-e83ec6a3-6061-402f-92c5-4c887aa603fb.html

With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/climate/seawalls-cities-cost-climate-change.html

CSIRO, NAB chair say shift to 100% renewables inevitable, and likely by 2050 https://reneweconomy.com.au/csiro-nab-chair-say-shift-to-100-renewables-inevitable-and-likely-by-2050-2050/

Expect to pay at least $400 billion over next 20 years to protect U.S. from rising seas, study warns https://thinkprogress.org/sea-level-rise-to-cost-400-billion-over-next-two-decades-2cc600705d01/

 

Disaster risk reduction

With once-in-a-century floods two years in a row, residents and communities grapple with a new reality and tough choices: rebuild or pack up and leave? https://thenarwhal.ca/back-to-back-historic-floods-in-atlantic-canada-force-a-climate-reckoning/

Managing climate and disaster risk in fragile states https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/managing-climate-and-disaster-risk-in-fragile-states.html

Scientists Vow to Report Flood Risk for Every U.S. Property for Free https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2019/06/14/529215.htm

Fault responsible for the 1908 Messina earthquake identified http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/fault-responsible-for-the-1908-messina-earthquake-identified-8812/

Flood Readiness Gets Bigger in Texas https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2019/06/14/flood-readiness-gets-bigger-in-texas?utm_campaign=environment&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=progress

Despite new resilience programs, more needs to be done to protect people living, working in existing buildings https://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/commentary/fl-op-com-new-resilience-programs-more-needs-to-be-done-20190618-a4kke2xrjnconhsc25gcbzzhmq-story.html

Quebec issues moratorium forbidding construction in high-risk flood zones https://globalnews.ca/news/5400630/quebec-construction-moratorium-flood-zones/

How Flood Mapping from Space Protects the Vulnerable and Can Save Lives https://www.planet.com/pulse/how-flood-mapping-from-space-protects-the-vulnerable-and-can-save-lives/

Attribute-Rich Building Footprints Make Flood Prediction More Accurate https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/arcnews/attribute-rich-building-footprints-make-flood-prediction-more-accurate/

Fortress McMurray: After decades of building on the floodplain, a city moves to protect itself from its capricious rivers https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-fortress-mcmurray-after-decades-of-building-on-the-floodplain-a-city/

Resilient infrastructure key response to natural disasters https://www.geospatialworld.net/blogs/resilient-infrastructure-natural-disasters/

Resilient Calgary strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/calgary/

A swarm of 1,000 earthquakes hit Southern California — how nervous should we be? https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-swarm-small-20190619-story.html

Senior Leeds councillors set to back Otley flood prevention plans https://news.leeds.gov.uk/senior-leeds-councillors-set-to-back-otley-flood-prevention-plans/

Economic losses from June flooding in south-eastern China hits almost $2bn: Aon https://www.reinsurancene.ws/economic-losses-from-june-flooding-in-south-eastern-china-hits-almost-2bn-aon/

The HASARD mapping algorithm application is specifically designed to support flooding-related disaster risk reduction at global scale http://www.space4water.org/s4w/web/softwaretoolweb-app/hasard

New 3D Fuel Modeling Helps Predict Fire Behavior https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2019/05/31/new-3d-fuel-modeling-helps-predict-fire-behavior

Earlier, later and less predictable: How the forest fire season is changing — and why https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/forest-fires-climate-change-manitoba-1.5161789

New report provides foundation for better flood management in Cambodia’s Prek Thnot River Basin https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65979

Terra Drone Europe aids Djibouti in flood damage mitigation and port inspection https://www.geospatialworld.net/news/terra-drone-europe-aids-djibouti-in-flood-damage-mitigation-and-port-inspection/

 

Emergency Management

Japan’s weekday testing of emergency alert loudspeakers https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/japan-5-pm-chime

Amazon disaster response team aids recovery efforts from Houston to Indonesia https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazon-disaster-response-team-aids-recovery-efforts-from-houston-to-indonesia/

Japan group launches website offering real-time predictions of disaster damage https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/06/17/national/japan-group-launches-website-offering-real-time-predictions-disaster-damage/#.XQlXgk-P7IU

Wainfleet flooding: Environment Agency ‘warned of risk’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-48673100

What will our response to emergencies look like in the future? https://www.abc.net.au/radio/newcastle/programs/mornings/the-future-of-emergency-services-in-natural-disasters/11227480

Six years after Sandy, Jersey Shore recovery shows shortfalls in the system https://www.curbed.com/2019/6/18/18684095/jersey-shore-houses-hurricane-sandy-fema

Officials respond after claims badgers caused Wainfleet floods https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/officials-respond-after-claims-badgers-2987992

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Voices of Recovery: Hurricane Harvey Long-Term Recovery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZT7ymCfj8o&feature=youtu.be

Twitter and other social media platforms represent a large and largely untapped resource for social data and evidence https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2019/06/18/using-twitter-as-a-data-source-an-overview-of-social-media-research-tools-2019/

Voices of Recovery: Empowering Rural Communities after flooding in Van Buren, Missouri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39f8wLgzkz4&feature=youtu.be

Digital disparities and vulnerabilities: Mobile phone use, information behavior, and disaster preparedness in South East Asia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316621146_Digital_disparities_and_vulnerabilities_Mobile_phone_use_information_behavior_and_disaster_preparedness_in_South_East_Asia

 

Disaster psychology

Once the sandbags are gone, flood victims have to come to grips with the long-term aftermath https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/the-national-after-the-flood-new-brunswick-1.5170873

 

Sociology and Disasters

Kids First: Children as Bellwethers of Recovery https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/kids-first-children-as-bellwethers-of-recovery

Today in disaster resilience (14 June 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Battling a wild fire in Southwest China’s Sichuan province https://chinanews.worldtimes.news/hundreds-battling-forest-fire-in-southwest-china/

Month of rain in a day: Parts of Southeast USA deal with flooding, high water rescues https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/09/flooding-high-water-rescues-southeast/1401234001/

Heavy rain prompts flash flood warnings in Charlotte area; three who died identified https://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article231362558.html

China – Thousands Displaced After Floods in Southern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-jiangxi-guangxi-guizhou-june-2019-displaced-after-floods-in-southern-provinces

Tajikistan and Afghanistan – 5 Killed in Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/tajikistan-afghanistan-floods-june-2019

Haiti – Flash Floods Turn Deadly in Ouest Department http://floodlist.com/america/haiti-flash-floods-ouest-department-june-2019

Maldives – Hundreds of Homes Damaged by Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/maldives-floods-may-june-2019

Sulawesi engulfed by floods, thousands evacuated https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/06/10/sulawesi-engulfed-by-floods-thousands-evacuated.html

India to evacuate thousands as cyclone nears west coast http://news.trust.org/item/20190611141019-do0p2/

Europe – Rescues and Travel Disruption After Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/floods-england-italy-germany-greece-poland-june-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Turkey – Major Floods Hit Ankara http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-ankara-june-2019

Yemen – Deadly Floods Hit After Torrential Rain https://watchers.news/2019/06/11/heavy-rain-turns-wadis-into-raging-rivers-cause-deadly-floods-in-southern-and-eastern-yemen/

Brutal hailstorms hit Germany, severe damage reported, several people injured https://watchers.news/2019/06/11/brutal-hailstorms-hit-germany-severe-damage-reported-several-people-injured/

Flash floods wash away bridge over Arin nallah in Bandipora, inundate villages https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmir/flash-floods-wash-away-bridge-over-arin-nallah-in-bandipora-inundate-villages/

Wales flooding: Four rescued after car swept into river https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48600293

England flooding: Flood passengers stranded on rescue train https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-48620405

Two dozen dead as downpours strike southern China https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/two-dozen-dead-as-downpours-strike-southern-china-little-relief-expected-for-rest-of-june/70008529

770 homes swept away by North Darfur flash floods https://reliefweb.int/report/sudan/770-homes-swept-away-north-darfur-flash-floods

Indonesia – Over 35,000 Affected by Floods in Samarinda City, East Kalimantan http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-samarinda-city-east-kalimantan-june-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Jun 2019: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/81523/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Jun-2019-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Agu.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Arctic death spiral speeds up sixfold, driving coastal permafrost collapse https://thinkprogress.org/arctic-death-spiral-coastal-permafrost-collapse-23d650acea99/

85 per cent of NSW coastal users believe the sea level is rising, a staggering 50 per cent do not think it will impact them https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/half-the-people-on-nsw-coast-don-t-think-rising-sea-levels-will-hurt-them-gary-is-not-one-of-them-20190607-p51vjl.html

At least three in five Americans are reporting being personally affected by more extreme weather https://ecoamerica.org/american-climate-perspectives-survey-2019-vol-v/

UK’s net zero emissions plan can help lead the world https://www.ft.com/content/d4fdfb3c-8b6a-11e9-b8cb-26a9caa9d67b

Alberta wildfires are ‘climate change in action,’ scientist says as summer heat looms https://globalnews.ca/news/5370840/alberta-wildfires-climate-change/?utm_medium=Twitter&utm_source=%40globalbc

Concurrent 2018 hot extremes across Northern Hemisphere due to human‐induced climate change https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019EF001189

Australia missing out on huge cuts in emissions through energy efficiency failure https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/12/australia-could-cut-emissions-halfway-to-paris-target-under-global-energy-standards?CMP=share_btn_tw

Understanding and countering misinformation about climate change http://www.climatechangecommunication.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Cook_2019_climate_misinformation-1.pdf

Extreme weather may finally make climate change a ballot-box issue https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/extreme-weather-may-finally-make-climate-change-a-ballot-box-issue/

Extreme heat to hit one third of the African urban population https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65861

Barriers and opportunities for social-ecological adaptation to climate change in coastal British Columbia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964569119300390

Expected impacts of climate change in south and central America in 2050 https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/bz7mlo/expected_impacts_of_climate_change_in_south_and/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app

North Carolina’s New Outlook on Climate Resilience https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/north-carolinas-new-outlook-climate-resilience

Japan adopts long-term emissions strategy under Paris Agreement http://news.trust.org/item/20190611105955-wo2rb/

A new analysis indicates that the frequency and magnitude of extreme precipitation events are expected to increase as Earth continues to warm https://eos.org/research-spotlights/extreme-precipitation-expected-to-increase-with-warming-planet

Reports that say we’re all doomed in the face of the climate crisis ignore a history of survival—and the opportunity to make the future better https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/nea93d/actually-humans-probably-will-survive-the-climate-crisis

British newspaper takes lead in reframing climate change discussion https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/climate-change-journalism-language-guardian-cbc-1.5166678

Nearly a billion people facing high exposure to climate change effects, Global Peace Index finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-12/climate-change-hazards-global-peace-index-report/11198144

Why old-school climate denial has had its day https://theconversation.com/why-old-school-climate-denial-has-had-its-day-117752?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Flood experience changes people’s views on climate change https://www.fastcompany.com/90360538/watching-their-community-get-destroyed-by-a-flood-helps-convince-people-about-climate-change

Sea Level Rise when the Ground is Sinking https://www.ovela59.com/the-blog/sea-level-rise-when-the-ground-is-sinking

Plans for Australia’s largest coal mine to go ahead are fundamentally at odds with Australia’s commitment to tackling climate change https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/carmichael-coal-report/

Wildfires & Global Warming: Portugal & the EU face up to dual dangers (part 1) https://www.france24.com/en/20190611-talking-europe-portugal-wildfires-forests-climate-change-risks-part-one?ref=tw

Arctic sea ice extent just hit a record low for early June; worse yet to come https://www.eco-business.com/news/arctic-sea-ice-extent-just-hit-a-record-low-for-early-june-worse-yet-to-come/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Many People Living In Flood-Prone Areas Can’t Afford Expensive Flood Insurance https://www.npr.org/2019/06/07/730758882/many-people-living-in-flood-prone-areas-cant-afford-expensive-flood-insurance?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

The MyCoast NSW Study explores what the New South Wales community understands about coastal erosion and coastal inundation, as well as the driving forces behind these hazards: sea level rise and severe coastal storms https://www.bees.unsw.edu.au/nsw-my-coast-study

What does it take to be resilient? Louisville has a plan for that https://louisvilleky.gov/government/resilience-and-community-services/louisville-resilience-strategy-release

Wildfires, heat waves foreshadow what could be a perilous summer across the globe https://thinkprogress.org/wildfires-heat-waves-california-washington-alberta-india-arctic-circle-1100d01ebef0/

Inclusive resilience: Are we building resilience for all? https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/inclusive-resilience-are-we-building-resilience-all

Quantification of inter-regional differences in risk mitigation from prescribed burning across multiple management values http://www.publish.csiro.au/wf/WF18135

These scientists are setting a forest on fire — and studying it with drones https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01604-w

Twenty-three Unsolved Problems in Hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2019.1620507

Three new landslide videos https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/06/11/landslide-videos/

With ‘lessons learned’ from 2013 flood, Boulder County officials eyeing preparations for next disaster https://www.dailycamera.com/2019/06/10/with-lessons-learned-from-2013-flood-boulder-county-officials-eyeing-preparations-for-next-disaster/

Protection from floods getting pricier https://www.kitv.com/story/40623257/protection-from-floods-getting-pricier#.XQEIKC5cAqw.twitter

UK inland flooding would, on average, cost almost 3 times more on an annual basis without structural mitigation https://www.abi.org.uk/news/news-articles/2019/06/inland-flood-defences-save-the-uk-1.1-billion-a-year/

Roughly 40% of Americans agree flood insurance is a “good idea,” but only 17% of respondents said they have it https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2019/06/11/customers-love-flood-insurance-survey-says-so-why-arent-they-buying-it/?cmp=share_twitter&slreturn=20190512181719

Map to see if your state’s real estate disclosure laws mean “buyer beware” when it comes to flooding https://www.nrdc.org/flood-disclosure-map

East Ascension drainage board proposes building moratorium https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_c26e4528-8bea-11e9-b04c-335c7466d472.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

The 2017 Nayong rock avalanche: an analysis using drone and seismic data https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/06/12/nayong-rock-avalanche/

Improved model will boost weather forecasts across the U.S. https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-upgrades-us-global-weather-forecast-model

Queensland firefighters worry about bushfire season as time runs out for hazard reduction https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-11/firefighters-are-worried-about-this-years-bushfire-season/11195602

The Rise, Fall, and Possible Rebirth of 100 Resilient Cities https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/06/climate-change-resilience-cities-rockefeller-foundation/589861/

Learning from disasters http://www.learningfromdisasters.org/

Laos to give data to prevent Isan floods https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1693396/laos-to-give-data-to-prevent-isan-floods

Millennials More Likely to Buy Flood Insurance Than Baby Boomers https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2019/06/04/528323.htm

Australian small businesses still ignoring flood risk https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/au/news/breaking-news/australian-smes-still-ignoring-flood-risk-169328.aspx

Hurricane resilience test https://www.kezi.com/content/news/OSU-tests-hurricane-resilience-510643111.html

FEMA Flood Data: 2.4 Million Damage Claims and Counting https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anna-weber/fema-flood-data-24-million-damage-claims-and-counting

Britain is in the middle of a drought – so how come there’s flooding? https://theconversation.com/britain-is-in-the-middle-of-a-drought-so-how-come-theres-flooding-118710

Costly floods shine a spotlight on Canada’s flood management https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/costly-floods-shine-a-spotlight-on-flood-management-in-canada/

 

Emergency Management

Safe Spaces: Creating a Culture to Support Infant Feeding in Shelters https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/safe-spaces-creating-a-culture-to-support-infant-feeding-in-shelters

Flood survivors left in despair two months after devastating Iran floods https://irannewswire.org/two-months-after-devastating-flood-victims-left-in-despair/

How Qantas and other airlines decide whether to fly near volcanoes https://theconversation.com/how-qantas-and-other-airlines-decide-whether-to-fly-near-volcanoes-117899?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

No End in Sight to Record Midwest Flood https://www.enr.com/articles/47014-no-end-in-sight-to-record-midwest-flood#.XP-87KR69GQ.twitter

911 calls from Hurricane Michael paint horrifying picture of what it’s like to not evacuate https://www.tampabay.com/florida/2019/05/30/911-calls-from-hurricane-michael-paint-horrifying-picture-of-what-its-like-to-not-evacuate/

Emergency Operations & Continuity of Operations Plans: Virginia Beach Tragedy Serves as Reminder Both are Needed https://www.boldplanning.com/2019/06/11/emergency-operations-continuity-of-operations-plans-virginia-beach-tragedy-serves-as-reminder-both-are-needed/

Mysterious flooding leads to discovery of 5,000-year-old underground city in Turkey’s Cappadocia https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2019/06/08/mysterious-flooding-leads-to-discovery-of-5000-year-old-underground-city-in-turkeys-cappadocia

FEMA admits it’s ‘short a few thousand employees’ as hurricane season begins https://thinkprogress.org/fema-short-staffed-hurricane-season-2019-74093f98acb4/

How the Rugby World Cup has brought hope to a Japanese city devastated by earthquake and tsunami https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/06/12/sport/kamaishi-rugby-world-cup-japan-2019-spt-intl/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

First Nation evacuees begin to receive compensation 8 years after flood disaster https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/flood-compensation-claims-deficient-1.5172082

Farmers in Hiroshima Prefecture struggle to recover after 2018 flooding wrecked rice paddies https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/06/12/national/farmers-hiroshima-prefecture-struggle-recover-2018-flooding-wrecked-rice-paddies/#.XQLWbtIzbIU

Four years after the Tbilisi flood https://jam-news.net/a-year-after-the-flood/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Podcast Season 1 – Episode 2 – Are disasters ever natural? https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-au4w8-b3fa2f?utm_campaign=u_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=u_share

New online tool helps communities prepare for coastal flooding https://phys.org/news/2019-06-online-tool-coastal.html

Google’s natural disaster alerts will soon come with more visual detail https://mashable.com/article/google-sos-alerts-visual/

FEMA Girl Scout Day Aims to Prepare Youngsters for Disaster https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/FEMA-Girl-Scout-Day-Aims-to-Prepare-Youngsters-for-Disaster-.html

3D Printing: A Remedy to Common Misconceptions about Earthquakes https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/571538/3d-printing-a-remedy-to-common-misconceptions?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction and Comprehensive School Safety Bibliography https://www.zotero.org/groups/1857446/ccrr__css

As historic flooding continues to affect regions across the US, farmers are taking to Twitter to document the challenges they face https://www.businessinsider.com.au/midwest-flooding-farmers-use-noplant19-to-record-climate-change-2019-6?r=US&IR=T

The commission that manages water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River is calling an emergency meeting to review its current management plan https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/38874/20190613/st-lawrence-river-residents-debate-over-flooding-ijc-calls-emergency-meeting

 

Disaster psychology

Children and Disasters Special Collection https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/introduction-children-count-in-disasters

The challenges of longitudinal surveys in the flood risk domain https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13669877.2019.1617339

Association between long-term stressors and mental health distress following the 2013 Moore tornado: a pilot study https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333705505_Association_between_long-term_stressors_and_mental_health_distress_following_the_2013_Moore_tornado_a_pilot_study

A psychologist explains: Trauma and loss after fire https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/kelowna-psychologist-explains-trauma-loss-after-fire-1.5172989

 

Sociology and Disasters

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Geographic and Social Predictors of Flood Risk Awareness https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/risa.13357

The Storm is Over, But in Southern Africa, Cyclone Idai Continues to Rage for Women and Girls http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/06/the-storm-is-over-but-in-southern-africa-cyclone-idai-continues-to-rage-for-women-and-girls/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-storm-is-over-but-in-southern-africa-cyclone-idai-continues-to-rage-for-women-and-girls

 

Today in disaster resilience (7 June 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Thousands in northwest Alberta put on evacuation alert as wildfires grow https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/thousands-evacuation-alert-mackenzie-county-1.5159141?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

Mexico – Flash Flooding in San Luis Potosí After Torrential Rain http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-flash-flooding-in-san-luis-potosi-after-torrential-rain?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nicaragua – Floods Leave 2 Dead, Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/america/nicaruagua-floods-may-2019

In central US, levee breaches flood some communities https://news.yahoo.com/north-little-rock-urges-evacuations-over-flooding-fears-144512274.html

Lake Ontario hits highest water level ever recorded https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/06/01/lake-ontario-flooding-2019-water-level-hits-record-high/1300203001/

Colombia – Thousands Affected by Floods and Landslides in North West http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-antioquia-cordoba-may-june-2019

Quakes in Albania damage 100 homes, four injured https://www.reuters.com/article/us-albania-quake/quakes-in-albania-damage-100-homes-four-injured-idUSKCN1T22ZS

Ghana – Floods in Accra and Western Region http://floodlist.com/africa/floods-accra-western-region-may-june-2019

Serbia and Bosnia – Floods Prompt Emergency Declarations http://floodlist.com/europe/bosnia-serbia-flood-june-2019

Mississippi River flooding approaches records set in 1993 https://apnews.com/0c341b09d6454fddb5978de72e5d8189

Libya – 2 Dead, Thousands Homeless After Devastating Floods Hit South West http://floodlist.com/africa/libya-floods-ghat-june-2019

Strong tornado hits Bochold, Germany, causing significant damage https://watchers.news/2019/06/05/strong-tornado-hits-bochold-germany-causing-significant-damage/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Strong eruptions at Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) a.s.l. https://watchers.news/2019/06/04/popocatepetl-volcano-eruption-june-3-2019/

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Jun 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/81216/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Jun-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sabancaya.html

Severe floods hit Romania, weather warnings in place until Friday https://www.romania-insider.com/floods-romania-early-june-2019

Uganda – 5 Dead, Dozens Missing After Landslides in Eastern Region https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/dead-dozens-missing-landslides-uganda-190605115548553.html

Ghat region in Libya declared a disaster zone http://www.radionigeria.gov.ng/2019/06/06/ghat-region-in-libya-declared-a-disaster-zone/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Is Climate Change Fueling Tornadoes? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30052019/tornado-climate-change-connection-science-research-data

Learning from the history of disaster vulnerability and resilience research and practice for climate change https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2294-0

Japan to review flood plans as panel warns of more torrential rain from global warming https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190601/p2a/00m/0na/027000c

Climate crisis: CO2 levels rise to highest point since evolution of humans https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-carbon-dioxide-levels-high-history-warming-global-temperatures-a8911331.html

6 Ways the Melting Arctic Threatens the Planet https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/how-melting-arctic-affects-world/

Australia’s third-warmest autumn on record http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/season/aus/summary.shtml?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=org&utm_campaign=sm-006-0161&utm_content=Br

The climate crisis is our third world war. It needs a bold response https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/04/climate-change-world-war-iii-green-new-deal?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Latest data shows steep rises in CO2 for seventh year https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/04/latest-data-shows-steep-rises-in-co2-for-seventh-year?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Met Office: ‘There is medium confidence in a human contribution to global scale changes in precipitation patterns over land since 1950’ https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/climate/understanding-climate/global-extreme-events_heavy-rainfall

Thousands could perish annually in US if global heating not curbed, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/05/thousands-could-perish-annually-us-global-heating-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Increasing mitigation ambition to meet the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal avoids substantial heat-related mortality in U.S. cities https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/6/eaau4373

Fixing a snag in carbon emissions estimates from wildfires https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.14716

Good natured comedy to enrich climate communication http://ciresblogs.colorado.edu/prometheus/2019/06/05/good-natured-comedy-to-enrich-climate-communication/

Why there’s more greenhouse gas in the atmosphere than you may have realised https://theconversation.com/why-theres-more-greenhouse-gas-in-the-atmosphere-than-you-may-have-realised-118336?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

‘It is horrid’: India roasts under heat wave with temperatures above 120 degrees https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/its-horrid-india-roasts-under-heat-wave-with-temperatures-above-120-degrees/2019/06/05/bd713dea-877c-11e9-b1a8-716c9f3332ce_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.fa37e8358421

Today’s lesson: a safe planet is a human right https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/today-s-lesson-a-safe-planet-is-a-human-right-20190606-p51v4q.html

Japan’s deadly 2018 heatwave ‘could not have happened without climate change’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/japans-deadly-2018-heatwave-could-not-have-happened-without-climate-change

How is climate change affecting New Jersey? https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/how-is-climate-change-affecting-new-jersey/

Social interactions impact climate change predictions, U of G study reveals https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uog-sii060619.php

 

Disaster risk reduction

A look at 10 of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history shows that power lines, fireworks and other elements of human civilization are often to blame https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/How-California-s-biggest-wildfires-ignited-13907244.php

On the front lines of rising seas and extreme weather, the hospitality and tourism industry recalculates real estate and insurance risks https://www.curbed.com/2019/5/28/18642701/hotel-resort-real-estate-insurance-climate-change

The Long Road to Adoption: How Long Does it Take to Adopt Updated County‐Level Flood Insurance Rate Maps? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333572072_The_Long_Road_to_Adoption_How_Long_Does_it_Take_to_Adopt_Updated_County-Level_Flood_Insurance_Rate_Maps

Cyclone Idai: Building climate and disaster resilience in Mozambique and beyond https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/cyclone-idai-building-climate-and-disaster-resilience-mozambique-and-beyond

Government, academic leaders sign ‘Flood Resilient Toronto Charter’ to reduce threat of urban flooding https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2019/06/03/government-academic-leaders-sign-flood-resilient-toronto-charter-to-reduce-threat-of-extreme-rainfall.html

Automatic detection of avalanches combining array classification and localization https://www.earth-surf-dynam.net/7/491/2019/

Major Melbourne dam needs repair to lower risk of catastrophic flood https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/major-melbourne-dam-needs-repair-to-lower-risk-of-catastrophic-flood-20190603-p51u14.html?btis

Two earthquakes in Victoria seven years ago tell us a lot about how fault lines can ‘talk to each other’ to generate further seismic shocks https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/earthquakes-that-talk-to-each-other

Standing stronger together: Reflections on building resilience for small island states http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/standing-stronger-together-reflections-building-resilience-small-island-states?CID=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT

India: New evidence shows pioneering heat action plan helps millions avoid killer heat https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65802

Since August 2016, Ascension has struggled to find consensus on growth restrictions to avoid floods https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_48af5890-87cf-11e9-b9a5-8ffdbdb93d8c.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Social factors affecting water supply resilience to disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333169337_Social_factors_affecting_water_supply_resilience_to_disasters

How a town destroyed by fire is trying to make itself fireproof https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613634/paradise-california-wildfire-climate-change-rebuilding/

The Relative Importance of Different Flood‐Generating Mechanisms Across Europe https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019WR024841

Texas Lawmakers Gave More Flood Risk Disclosure Protection To Home Buyers, But Not Renters https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2019/05/31/335237/texas-lawmakers-gave-more-flood-risk-disclosure-protection-to-home-buyers-but-not-renters/

Words into Action: Developing National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies https://www.preventionweb.net/files/65095_wianationaldrrstrategies10052019.pdf

Reinsurers continue to show their confidence in New Zealand and EQC https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/reinsurers-continue-to-show-their-confidence-in-new-zealand-and-eqc

Consultation open – Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fcrm/national-strategy-public/

Eruption in El Salvador Was One of the Holocene’s Largest https://eos.org/articles/eruption-in-el-salvador-was-one-of-the-holocenes-largest?

City of Toronto releases Resilience Strategy https://www.canadianconsultingengineer.com/environmental/city-of-toronto-releases-resilience-strategy/1003409271/

Cork flood defence: Campaign against ‘experiment that is likely to fail’ continues https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/cork-flood-defence-campaign-against-experiment-that-is-likely-to-fail-continues-929022.html

Flooding on Coral Reef-lined Coasts: Current State of Knowledge and Future https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/10538/flooding-on-coral-reef-lined-coasts-current-state-of-knowledge-and-future-challenges

“The lessons learned from the floods following Hurricane Harvey highlight the major shortcomings of current flood resilience plans”: ways to improve identified https://www.weathernationtv.com/news/hurricane-harvey-provides-lessons-learned-for-flood-resiliency-plans/

Green light for next stage of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme https://news.leeds.gov.uk/green-light-for-next-stage-of-leeds-flood-alleviation-scheme/

 

Emergency Management

To restore Internet access after a massive earthquake, the Peruvian government turned to balloons https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/31/restore-internet-access-after-massive-earthquake-peruvian-government-turned-balloons/

Florida Panhandle Still Feeling Effects Of Michael As New Hurricane Season Begins https://www.npr.org/2019/05/30/728386997/florida-panhandle-still-feeling-effects-of-michael-as-new-hurricane-season-begin

Implications of the California Wildfires for Health, Communities, and Preparedness https://mailchi.mp/nas/register-now-june-4-5-workshop-onimplications-of-the-california-wildfires-for-health-communities-and-preparedness

Cyclones Idai and Kenneth: International partners pledge support for reconstruction and resilience building for Mozambique https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2019/Cyclones_Idai_Kenneth_Internation_partners_pledge_support_reconstruction_resilience_building_Mozambique.html

The Ongoing Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018–2019 https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsr1904253?query=TOC

Hurricane season is here, but thousands are still reeling from the past two years https://thinkprogress.org/hurricane-recovery-disaster-aid-puerto-rico-texas-florida-north-carolina-racism-farmers/

People with Disabilities Often Face ‘Institutionalization’ During Disasters https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/People-with-Disabilities-Often-Face-Institutionalization-During-Disasters.html

‘So much land under so much water’: extreme flooding is drowning parts of the midwest https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/03/so-much-land-under-so-much-water-extreme-flooding-is-drowning-parts-of-the-midwest?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Characteristics of Effective Emergency Managers https://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/managing-crisis/characteristics-of-effective-emergency-managers-part-1.html?AMP&__twitter_impression=true

Intergovernmental relationships after disaster: state and local government learning during flood recovery in Colorado https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333570348_Intergovernmental_relationships_after_disaster_state_and_local_government_learning_during_flood_recovery_in_Colorado

In the Age of Fast-Moving Fires, What’s the Best Way to Get People Out? https://www.kqed.org/science/1942547/in-the-age-of-the-crazy-fast-fire-a-good-evacuation-plan-may-not-be-enough

Conquering Mount Everest: High hopes and broken dreams https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/unpacking-the-tragedy-on-mount-everest/11162770

Donors pledge $1.2 bln to rebuild Mozambique after cyclones- UN http://news.trust.org/item/20190602095438-9ilzx/

Search for dead continues a year after Guatemala volcano eruption https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/search-dead-continues-year-guatemala-volcano-eruption-190603151800753.html

Tornadoes Destroy More Than 600 Homes in One Ohio County https://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Montgomery-County-Ohio-Tornadoes-Left-More-Than-600-Homes-Unlivable.html

How lessons learned from 2017 flood helped spare Pierrefonds-Roxboro https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/how-lessons-learned-from-2017-flood-helped-spare-pierrefonds-roxboro

What Long-Awaited Disaster Funding Does—And Does Not—Include https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-long-awaited-disaster-funding-does-and-does-not-include/?redirect=1

How reliable are severe weather emergency alerts? https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/brokers/do-emergency-alerts-help-if-there-is-a-tornado-1004164097/

Grand Forks residents still struggling with recovery a year after flooding https://globalnews.ca/news/5344762/grand-forks-residents-still-struggling-with-recovery-a-year-after-flooding/

Women And Children Face Uncertain Future Two Months After The Floods in Iran https://women.ncr-iran.org/2019/05/27/women-and-children-face-uncertain-future-two-months-after-the-floods/

Forcibly evacuated and destroyed: a small Oklahoma town almost washed from the map in historic floods https://www.foxnews.com/us/forcibly-evacuated-and-destroyed-a-small-oklahoma-town-almost-washed-from-the-map-in-historic-floods

FEMA to Release a Flood of Insurance Data https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anna-weber/fema-release-flood-insurance-data

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Human Planet: How we caused the Anthropocene https://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture/events/2019/jun/human-planet-how-we-caused-anthropocene

Former FEMA director: Everyone needs flood insurance https://www.themonitor.com/2019/06/02/former-fema-director-everyone-needs-flood-insurance/

Podcast: Introducing Disasters Deconstructed https://disastersdecon.podbean.com/e/season-1-episode-1-introducing-disasters-deconstructed/

Hurricane 2019: Get your documents and your data ready for a storm https://www.tampabay.com/hurricane/2019/06/03/hurricane-2019-get-your-documents-and-your-data-ready-for-a-storm/

Six ‘learning zones’ are being created for children to explore flooding in Cumbria https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/news/articles/articles/flood-resilience-lessons-for-400-schoolchildren-from-across-the-lune-valley.php

How does the law stand with regard to flooding in England & Wales? http://www.lawplainandsimple.com/legal-guides/article/how-does-the-law-stand-with-regard-to-flooding-in-england-and-wales

Google is improving SOS alerts by adding visual information about natural disasters and a new navigation warning system on Google Maps https://blog.google/products/maps/updates-maps-and-search-help-during-times-crisis/

 

Disaster psychology

Hurricane Katrina survivor is flooded out of new home in Arkansas: ‘I don’t think I can take too much more’ https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/hurricane-katrina-survivor-is-flooded-out-of-new-home-in-arkansas-214200836.html?.tsrc=fauxdal

Facilitating Collective Psychosocial Resilience in the Public in Emergencies: Twelve Recommendations Based on the Social Identity Approach https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00141/full

Inner strengths including grit, gratitude, compassion, and courage, can fortify resilience to help overcome life’s inevitable adversities https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/article/resilient-how-grow-unshakable-core-calm-strength-and-happiness

“Drought Destroyed Our Lives”: One Woman’s Experience of Environmental Migration https://medium.com/@UNmigration/drought-destroyed-our-lives-one-womans-experience-of-environmental-migration-dd658812c6a

 

Sociology and Disasters

Robust social networks and high levels of trust help people survive, and then bounce back after a crisis https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/social-ties-matter-most-in-a-disaster/570145/

How do households respond to coastal hazards? A framework for accommodating strategies using the example of Semarang Bay, Indonesia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333040852_How_do_households_respond_to_coastal_hazards_A_framework_for_accommodating_strategies_using_the_example_of_Semarang_Bay_Indonesia

Gender Transformative Early Warning Systems: Experiences from Nepal and Peru https://www.floodresilience.net/resources/item/gender-transformative-early-warning-systems-experiences-from-nepal-and-peru

One of the poorest and most diverse counties with the fewest resources ended up paying the price for flooding inaction in the US – read their stories https://theintercept.com/2019/06/02/lumberton-north-carolina-hurricane-matthew-florence-flooding-csx/

The role of household social capital in post-disaster recovery: An empirical study in Japan https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420919300342?via%3Dihub

Making ‘inclusiveness’ truly inclusive https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/making–inclusiveness–truly-inclusive.html