Today in disaster resilience (24 May 2019)

disaster

Please find below links to recent news from around the world about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Over 45 tornadoes touch down across four US states https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/severe-storms-widespread-damage-central-190519075702401.html

Flooding in Mali kills at least 15 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/flooding-mali-kills-15-190518090801034.html

Extreme hailstorm stops traffic in Shifa, Saudi Arabia while intense flooding inundates other parts of the country and Oman http://strangesounds.org/2019/05/hailstorm-saudi-arabia-video-flooding-oman-video.html

Growing wildfire prompts warning for Alberta town to prepare for evacuation https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/growing-wildfire-prompts-warning-for-alberta-town-to-prepare-for-evacuation-1.4429928

Floods leave 600 000 ha (1.5 million acres) of crops damaged or destroyed, Argentina https://watchers.news/2019/05/19/floods-crop-loss-argentina/

At least 16 killed as severe floods hit Paraguay https://watchers.news/2019/05/20/at-least-16-killed-as-severe-floods-hit-paraguay/

Deadly storms wreak havoc across Germany https://www.thelocal.de/20190521/deadly-storm-causes-chaos-across-germany

Much-needed rain brings flooding to parts of Cape Town https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-05-21-much-needed-rain-brings-flooding-to-parts-of-cape-town/

Flood rescues are underway in Oklahoma as millions in US face severe storms https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/21/us/severe-weather-tuesday-wxc/index.html

Mississippi River above flood stage for 137 days https://watchers.news/2019/05/22/mississippi-river-above-flood-stage-for-137-days/

Cerro Blanco eruption among the largest in last 11 700 years, comparable to massive Santorini eruption https://watchers.news/2019/05/21/cerro-blanco-eruption-among-the-largest-in-last-11-700-years-comparable-to-massive-santorini-eruption/

Floods destroy properties in Lagos https://nigeriarealestatehub.com/flood-destroys-properties-in-lagos-after-monday-rainfall.html/

3 Killed As Violent Tornadoes Cause ‘Devastation’ In Missouri https://www.npr.org/2019/05/23/726006657/violent-tornadoes-cause-catastrophic-damage-in-missouri-killing-at-least-3?

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 May 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/80532/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-May-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Saku.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

‘It’s like nature’s on steroids:’ Well-known Canadian weather expert tackles climate change and eco-anxiety https://www.thestar.com/halifax/2019/05/14/its-like-natures-on-steroids-well-known-canadian-weather-expert-tackles-climate-change-and-eco-anxiety.html

Using moral clarity to counter defeatism around the climate crisis https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/5/17/18626825/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-greta-thunberg-climate-change

Rising seas are on the verge of swallowing Tuvalu https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/may/16/one-day-disappear-tuvalu-sinking-islands-rising-seas-climate-change

Satellite information reveals Antarctica ice thinning at ‘extraordinary rate’ https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/satellite-information-reveals-antarctica-ice-thinning-at-extraordinary-rate/news-story/2dc2523dfc613bc7e77a2fbea25ae9c5#.wgm89

Did a Volcanic Eruption in 1783 Change the Climate in Europe? https://eos.org/research-spotlights/did-a-volcanic-eruption-in-1783-change-the-climate-in-europe

American Samoa most severely afflicted by earthquake is sinking, potentially increasing coastal flooding and causing sea levels to rise faster than global average https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2019/05/16/earthquake-in-2009-intensified-american-samoas-rising-sea-levels/

We’ve declared a climate emergency – here’s what universal basic income could do to help the planet https://theconversation.com/weve-declared-a-climate-emergency-heres-what-universal-basic-income-could-do-to-help-the-planet-110222

April 2019 second-hottest in the 140-year record behind April 2016 https://www.noaa.gov/news/april-2019-was-2nd-hottest-on-record-for-globe

How Will the Jet Stream Respond to Future Warming? https://eos.org/research-spotlights/how-will-the-jet-stream-respond-to-future-warming

Reviews of two new climate change books https://www.thenation.com/article/climate-change-david-wallace-wells-nathaniel-rich-the-uninhabitable-earth-losing-earth-book-review/

Insurers urge Morrison to take on climate action https://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/insurers-call-on-morrison-to-take-climate-action-20190520-p51p77

Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48337629

Ice sheet contributions to future sea-level rise from structured expert judgment https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/05/14/1817205116.short?rss=1

Climate change: sea level rise could displace millions of people within two generations https://theconversation.com/climate-change-sea-level-rise-could-displace-millions-of-people-within-two-generations-116753?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Warming-driven Economic Inequality, Disappearing Alps and Plummeting Penguin Populations https://www.wri.org/blog/2019/05/month-climate-science-warming-driven-economic-inequality-disappearing-alps?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=worldresources&utm_campaign=socialmedia

More back-to-back heat waves will come with climate change https://depts.washington.edu/urbanuw/news/more-back-to-back-heat-waves-will-come-with-climate-change/

Increased sea level predictions could result in displacement of 187m people, study finds https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/112893031/increased-sea-level-predictions-could-result-in-displacement-of-187m-people-study-finds

Leonardo DiCaprio Details Fight to Curb Climate Change in ‘Ice on Fire’ Trailer https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/leonardo-dicaprio-climate-change-documentary-ice-on-fire-trailer-838765/

Sydney told to expect water restrictions ‘soon’ as dam levels dive https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-told-to-expect-water-restrictions-soon-as-dam-levels-dive-20190522-p51q6j.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1558512704

Climate Crisis: Deadly and destructive fires increasing in the West https://mynews4.com/weather/weather-on-your-side/climate-crisis-deadly-and-destructive-fires-increasing-in-the-west

Coasts Should Plan for 6.5 Feet Sea Level Rise by 2100 as Precaution, Experts Say https://insideclimatenews.org/news/21052019/antarctica-greenland-ice-sheet-melting-sea-level-rise-risk-climate-change-polar-scientists?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

2040: hope and action in the climate crisis https://theconversation.com/2040-hope-and-action-in-the-climate-crisis-117422

Australians say more action needed on climate change https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-24/federal-election-2019-vote-compass-australia-as-100-people/11114554

Historic Solutions to Sea Level Rise May Help Modern Communities https://eos.org/articles/historic-solutions-to-sea-level-rise-may-help-modern-communities

 

Disaster risk reduction

What risks do CEOs perceive? https://www.strategy-business.com/article/The-confidence-premium?gko=504fa&utm_campaign=ConfidenceCEOTwitterChart1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=Twitter

Making sense of resilience planning and policy in the pursuit of sustainable development and disaster risk reduction https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333179405_Making_sense_of_resilience_planning_and_policy_in_the_pursuit_of_sustainable_development_and_disaster_risk_reduction

The fluidity of risk: Variable vulnerabilities and uncertainties of behavioural response to natural and technological hazards https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/DPM-01-2019-0014

A spatial and integrated flood risk diagnosis: Relevance for disaster prevention at Ourika valley (High Atlas-Morocco) https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/DPM-12-2018-0379

Battle over the patchwork of human-made levees designed to control the Mississippi River https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-endangered-mississippi-river-illinois-missouri-20190510-story.html

Floating houses that survive floods, produce food https://thesamikhsya.com/news-brief/floating-houses-that-survive-floods-produce-food

Can Patches of Cold Air Cause Thunderstorms to Cluster? https://eos.org/research-spotlights/can-patches-of-cold-air-cause-thunderstorms-to-cluster

Burning Down the Silos in a Multidisciplinary Field. Towards Unified Quality Criteria in Human Behaviour in Fire https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10694-019-00867-z

Analysing the social impacts of flood risk management options https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333207829_Analysing_the_social_impacts_of_flood_risk_management_options

Floods prompt scrutiny of Missouri River dams and levees https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060362841

Fire restrictions on Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Central Plateau a threat to farms, wilderness https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-17/threat-of-fire-in-tasmania-world-heritage-listed-wilderness/11118476

Large Earthquake in Papua New Guinea re-ruptures major fault in just 19 years: More to follow? http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/shaking-in-the-southwest-pacific-8680/

Computer program designed to calculate the economic impact of forest fires https://phys.org/news/2019-05-economic-impact-forest.html

Growing disaster threats put human survival in doubt, warns U.N. http://news.trust.org/item/20190515133204-0csyo/

Integrated urban flood risk management: Learning from the Japanese experience https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/integrated-urban-flood-risk-management-learning-japanese-experience?deliveryName=FCP_16_DM11873#UrbanFloodsTDD

Integrating disaster and climate risk into the SDGs https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/integrating-disaster-and-climate-risk-into-the-sdgs.html

Nations Work Together to Size Up Caribbean Tsunami Hazards https://eos.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/may-19-magazine.pdf

Fiscal Resilience to Natural Disasters http://www.oecd.org/gov/fiscal-resilience-to-natural-disasters-27a4198a-en.htm

Taking the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/taking-the-pulse

Prado Dam Failure Could Flood Dozens Of OC Communities https://patch.com/california/orange-county/prado-dam-failure-could-flood-dozens-oc-communities

ADB, Fiji Confirm Partnership to Build Resilience Against Floods https://www.adb.org/news/adb-fiji-confirm-partnership-build-resilience-against-floods

Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing ‘slow-motion disaster’ https://phys.org/news/2019-05-philippine-cities-slow-motion-disaster.amp?__twitter_impression=true

This House Is Built to Stare Down a Hurricane https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-11/home-of-the-future-will-withstand-whatever-wild-weather-comes

Are hurricanes getting stronger – and is the climate crisis to blame? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/20/are-hurricanes-getting-stronger-and-is-the-climate-crisis-to-blame

Storm Desmond: Study says flood was ‘largest in 600 years’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-48351653

90 percent of our wildfires are caused by humans https://kimatv.com/news/local/a-tinder-box-in-our-woods-local-wildfire-season-anticipated-to-be-most-dangerous-yet

Can Congress Find the Political Will to Solve Our Flood Problems? https://www.ecowatch.com/flood-risk-insurance-congress-2637616744.html

Global Flood Maps https://www.jbarisk.com/flood-services/maps-and-analytics/global-flood-maps/30m-global-flood-maps/

When ‘1-In-100-Year’ Floods Happen Often, What Should You Call Them? https://www.npr.org/2019/05/08/720737285/when-1-in-100-year-floods-happen-often-what-should-you-call-them

Study: More than 475,000 Harris County residents live in units at risk of flooding https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/amp/Study-More-than-475-000-Harris-County-residents-13704459.php?__twitter_impression=true

Wildlife hazards and disaster risk reduction https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918302887

Hazard reduction burns leave pollution in the air https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/6161146/hazard-reductions-lead-to-highest-pollution-readings/?cs=1432

Statistical model could predict future disease outbreaks https://news.uga.edu/statistical-model-predict-disease-outbreaks/

Floods in 2009 and 2015 were worst in Cumbria for centuries – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/22/floods-in-2009-and-2015-were-worst-in-cumbria-for-centuries-study

New real-time flood projection system developed by joint Waseda and University of Tokyo team to be tested in Tokyo https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/05/21/national/new-real-time-flood-projection-system-developed-joint-waseda-university-tokyo-team-tested-tokyo/#.XOXQptIzbIU

The nation’s biggest cattle company says extreme weather conditions across northern Australian has cost it more than $100 million in losses https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-05-22/aaco-financial-results/11137100

UK scientists to research benefits of eco-friendly flood scheme https://www.oceanographicmagazine.com/eco-friendly-flood-scheme/

Galgibaga river flooding: World Bank’s Rs 35 crore grant comes to the rescue http://englishnews.thegoan.net/story.php?id=51669

‘Our very survival is in doubt’: Disasters and threats to life escalating due to human activity, UN warns https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-news-disaster-link-un-report-pollution-epidemic-a8915711.html

 

Emergency Management

Resilience in Talcahuano, Chile: appraising local disaster response https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/DPM-07-2018-0212

US attempt to improve wildland firefighter shelters fails https://www.apnews.com/e31f4c5e50a7495cb812a84c9a4b6b14

Disaster displacement report http://www.internal-displacement.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/201905-disaster-displacement-global-review-2008-2018.pdf

Survival lessons for Congo in the aftershock of West Africa’s Ebola crisis https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2019/05/16/survival-lessons-congo-aftershock-west-africa-s-ebola-crisis?

Scientists are using crowdsourced data to help firefighters flee dangerous flames https://www.hcn.org/articles/technology-wildfire-escape-routes-theres-almost-an-app-for-that

U.S Household Disaster Giving Report https://disasterphilanthropy.org/resources-2/household-disaster-giving-report/

The Wettest 12 Months: New Analysis Shows Spikes in Flood Alerts in the US https://blog.ucsusa.org/juan-declet-barreto/spikes-in-flood-alerts-in-us

Trenches and Blockades in Malawi Save Communities From Cyclone Flooding https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/malawi-cyclone-idai-flooding-protection/

Emergency Food Assistance for Thousands of Flood-Affected Families in Iran https://www.un.org.ir/all-stories/item/5397-22-may-2019-emergency-food-assistance-for-thousand-of-flood-affected-families-in-iran

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

4 ways to make sure your pet survives tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes and other disasters https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/05/20/pet-survival-disasters-tornadoes-column/3734412002/

Flood Awareness Week: How To Be Prepared https://www.freese.com/blog/flood-awareness-week-how-be-prepared

Earthquake Education Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDbAmX72CFA&list=PLuuX-B3xC1Fq-YCA4QZvFScQXpWgka2sX

Vulnerability Reduction Scorecard helps cities save lives and resources https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2019/05/14/snapshot-vulnerability-reduction-scorecard-helps-cities

Play and learn to stop disasters! http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/#1540393288105-457a25c1-59a6

Communicating model uncertainty for natural hazards: A qualitative systematic thematic review https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918306630

An overview of serious games for disaster risk management – Prospects and limitations for informing actions to arrest increasing risk https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917304090

Leveraging Norms for Wildfire Preparedness http://www.engaginglandowners.org/resources/case-study-leveraging-norms-wildfire-preparedness

Introducing Miro Mind Map – A quick and easy way for teams to capture, organize, and structure their ideas https://miro.com/mind-map-software/

Avianto Amri explains his research on disaster risk reduction and education for children as an entry in the CRC Association Early Career Researcher communication competition 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6Izd65VTC0&feature=youtu.be

More risk prevention education required for clients https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/more-risk-prevention-education-required-for-clients-168060.aspx

Mobile apps have become an important lifeline before, during and after catastrophic events https://www.forbes.com/sites/neilyeoh/2019/05/23/a-surprising-solution-to-natural-disasters-mobile-apps/#38bf5cc11582

Getting ready for hurricane season: 4 essential reads https://theconversation.com/getting-ready-for-hurricane-season-4-essential-reads-117460

Ghana needs responsible citizens to end flooding https://citinewsroom.com/2019/05/ghana-needs-responsible-citizens-to-end-flooding-article/

 

Disaster psychology

The role of social identity processes in mass emergency behaviour: An integrative review https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10463283.2018.1471948

Exploring the barriers for people taking protective actions during the 2012 and 2015 New Zealand ShakeOut drills https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918313888?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=386b0285-6f3a-495c-a329-828fae20ce15&utm_content=&utm_campaign=

Advancing public health in the context of natural hazards: normalising preparedness within a framework of adapted protection motivation theory https://researchdirect.westernsydney.edu.au/islandora/object/uws%3A49051

Factors Influencing the Mental Health Consequences of Climate Change in Canada https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332975223_Factors_Influencing_the_Mental_Health_Consequences_of_Climate_Change_in_Canada

Do those who directly experience damage from extreme climatic events – such as disastrous flooding – change their beliefs about the causes of flooding? http://ciresblogs.colorado.edu/prometheus/2019/05/23/do-experiences-with-extreme-weather-change-beliefs-about-climate-change-perhaps-if-your-neighbors-are-harmed/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Deconstructing resilience: why gender and power matter in responding to climate stress in Bangladesh https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17565529.2018.1442790?journalCode=tcld20

Tiny homes, social capital and disaster recovery https://shareok.org/bitstream/handle/11244/319647/2019_Hamel_Jennifer_Thesis.pdf?sequence=4&isAllowed=y

Having a Library or Cafe Down the Block Could Change Your Life https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/05/having-library-or-cafe-down-block-could-change-your-life/589813/

Rural versus urban perspective on coastal flooding: The insights from the U.S. Mid-Atlantic communities https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096318301037

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Today in disaster resilience (17 May 2019)

disaster

Please find links below to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Flooding Continues Along the Mississippi https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145029/flooding-continues-along-the-mississippi

Intense heatwave claims at least 111 lives, India https://watchers.news/2019/05/11/intense-heatwave-claims-at-least-111-lives-india/

Houston braces for more flooding; Louisiana declares state of emergency https://news.yahoo.com/houston-braces-more-flooding-louisiana-123300363.html

Flash floods cause major freight train derailment in Mississippi https://watchers.news/2019/05/12/flash-floods-cause-major-freight-train-derailment-in-mississippi/

Flooding turns Ontario neighbourhood into island accessible only by boat https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/flooding-turns-ontario-neighbourhood-into-island-accessible-only-by-boat-1.4418663

Italy – Evacuations and Rescues After Floods and Landslides in North http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-emilia-romagna-floods-may-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

USA – Flooding Prompts Mississippi and Louisiana to Declare State of Emergency http://floodlist.com/america/usa/mississippi-louisiana-may-2019

Indonesia and East Timor – Cyclone Lili Causes Flooding and Wind Damage http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-east-timor-cyclone-lili-may-2019

Romania – Flooding in 11 Counties Leaves Homes, Roads and Bridges Damaged http://floodlist.com/europe/romania-11-counties-flood-may-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 May 2019: Karymsky volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/80149/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-May-2019-Karymsky-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Dukono-Reventad.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Torres Strait Islanders are bringing the first climate change case against the Australian federal government over human rights http://ourislandsourhome.com.au/

Documenting Climate Change by Air, Land and Sea https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/lens/climate-change-josh-haner-air-land-and-sea.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

The World’s Last Coal Plant Will Soon Be Built https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-05-15/coal-s-end-foreshadowed-in-iea-s-plant-investment-report

Antarctic instability ‘is spreading’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48249287

The Music of Climate Change http://drlucyjones.com/the-music-of-climate-change/

How ocean melts Antarctic Ice Sheet https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190515110307.htm?utm_content=buffer6a8be&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

 

Disaster risk reduction

Facing Floods, Towns Call for New Controls on the Great Rivers https://www.wsj.com/articles/facing-floods-towns-call-for-new-controls-on-the-great-rivers-11557480600

Global Platform for Risk Reduction 2019 https://practicalaction.org/blog/programmes/climate_change/global-platform-for-risk-reduction-2019/

Actors’ diversity and the resilience of social-ecological systems to global change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-019-0236-z

Traditional Indigenous knowledge supports flood mitigation research in James Bay region https://www.folio.ca/traditional-indigenous-knowledge-supports-flood-mitigation-research-in-james-bay-region/

Consultation on a new flood and coast strategy for England https://www.gov.uk/government/news/environment-agency-chair-calls-for-new-approach-to-flood-and-coastal-resilience

Floods have ravaged Hamilton for over a century. Can outsiders persuade the town to move? https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/floods-have-ravaged-hamilton-for-over-a-century-can-outsiders-persuade-the-town-to-move/

Hurricane Florence: Building Resilience For The New Normal https://www.i-s-e-t.org/hurricane-florence-resilience

Meteorology for Disaster Managers Masterclass https://www.aidr.org.au/events/20324?locationId=20325&utm_source=Collective+Trauma+Events&utm_campaign=4be935a39f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_06_11_49_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_73e42e11b3-4be935a39f-223472061

Socioeconomic and data challenges: Disaster risk reduction in Europe https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65182

Charleston City Council puts off vote on elevation rules for new buildings https://www.postandcourier.com/news/charleston-city-council-puts-off-vote-on-elevation-rules-for/

Today’s Floods Occur Along “a Very Different” Mississippi River https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/todays-floods-occur-along-a-very-different-mississippi-river/?redirect=1

2019 edition released: The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is the flagship report of the United Nations on worldwide efforts to reduce disaster https://gar.unisdr.org/

Communities need accurate maps and more access to data to increase flood resilience https://shelterforce.org/2019/05/13/the-uncertain-flood-zone/risk

No extreme flood risk in forecast for Calgary, but city says it’s prepared for one https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-flood-risk-assessment-city-prepared-1.5135759?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

The relative importance of different flood‐generating mechanisms across Europe https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019WR024841

UN official highlights need for disaster risk reduction in Caribbean http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/caribbean/20190514/un-official-highlights-need-disaster-risk-reduction-caribbean

Cloud-Enabled Resilience: London’s Answer To Flood Risk https://www.wateronline.com/doc/cloud-enabled-resilience-london-s-answer-to-flood-risk-0001

Flood jargon https://blogs.egu.eu/geolog/2019/03/28/geosciences-column-flooded-by-jargon/

Applying ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the Lukaya Basin, DRC https://panorama.solutions/en/solution/applying-ecosystem-based-disaster-risk-reduction-eco-drr-integrated-water-resource

ISciences Worldwide Waterwatch May 2019 https://www.isciences.com/blog/2019/05/15/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-may-2019

Gilbert White and the Flood Problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F0oiXg1Lc4&feature=youtu.be

Louisiana Unveils Ambitious Plan to Help People Get Out of the Way of Climate Change https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-louisiana-strategic-plan/

Words into Action guideline: Developing national disaster risk reduction strategies https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65095

Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities: Boosting community resilience https://floodresilience.net/blogs/flood-resilience-measurement-for-communities-boosting-community-resilience

More Than 30,000 Earthquakes Trace the Movement of Magma https://eos.org/articles/more-than-30000-earthquakes-trace-the-movement-of-magma

UK Flood Hydrology Road Map Survey https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/FloodHydrology/

In Tanzania, Citizen Scientists Help Reduce Flood Risk with Soil Sampling https://www.marketscreener.com/news/World-Bank-In-Tanzania-Citizen-Scientists-Help-Reduce-Flood-Risk-with-Soil-Sampling–28604944/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_content=20190515&utm_source=dlvr.it

 

Emergency Management

How the University of Iowa Recovered From the ‘Unfathomable’ Flood That Ruined It https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/10/climate/iowa-floods-disasters-lessons-learned.html

‘We’re just gobsmacked’: Freak weather destroys life saving club https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/we-re-just-gobsmacked-freak-weather-destroys-life-saving-club-20190510-p51m6d.html

Strengthening Disaster Recovery Efforts Across the Globe http://www.thepattersonfoundation.org/blog/strengthening-disaster-recovery-efforts-across-the-globe.html

After the floods: the struggle for survival in a tiny Mississippi town https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/11/mississippi-floods-tchula-william-barber-poverty

Recovering livelihoods after disaster strikes https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/recovering-livelihoods-after-disaster-strikes.html

Multiple Survey Technologies Speed Flood Response https://www.pobonline.com/articles/101637-multiple-survey-technologies-speed-flood-response

California Says PG&E Power Lines Caused Fire That Killed 85 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/business/energy-environment/pge-camp-fire-california.html

Many fire-prone California towns don’t plan for evacuations

https://apnews.com/4eb3806b4c5c448f985646d91ce03c20

Public health and natural hazards: new policies and preparedness initiatives developed from an Australian bushfire case study https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1753-6405.12897

Should Hurricane Warnings Say More About Water, Less About Wind? https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Should-Hurricane-Warnings-Say-More-About-Water-Less-About-Wind.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Raising awareness of the 30days30waysUK campaign https://www.lboro.ac.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2019/may/postgraduate-student-travels-to-un-headquarters/

Tsunami evacuation drills for schools https://feature.undp.org/lessons-for-life/

Edmontonians learn about emergency preparedness at annual event https://globalnews.ca/news/5267340/edmonton-emergency-preparedness-annual-event/

Company is selling “disaster preparedness for everybody”

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/09/meet-the-prepared-the-media-company-pitching-disaster-preparedness-for-everyone/

Your iPhone Could Save Your Life: 6 iPhone Emergency Features https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/iphone-emergency-features/

Curious Kids: how do bushfires start? https://theconversation.com/curious-kids-how-do-bushfires-start-116664?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

How to talk to kids about climate change without scaring them https://mashable.com/article/climate-change-talking-to-kids/

World media unite for DRR at Global Platform https://www.unisdr.org/archive/65369

Come together against flooding https://www.smallholder.co.uk/news/17636228.come-together-against-flooding/

 

Disaster psychology

Psychology of Behaviour in an Emergency https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/psychology-of-behaviour-in-an-emergency-tickets-60747997897

 

Sociology and Disasters

Anthropologists providing advice on how to engage with crucial socio-cultural and political dimensions of the Ebola outbreak http://www.ebola-anthropology.net/

Today in disaster resilience (10 May 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Historic Mississippi River flooding could extend into June, experts warn https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/04/mississippi-river-flooding-rains-drench-midwest-could-last-june/1102855001/

Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2019/05/06/papua-new-guinea-earthquake-may-6-2019/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Cyclone “Fani” forced one of the biggest human evacuations in history, death toll rises to 30 https://watchers.news/2019/05/05/tropical-cyclone-fani-forced-one-of-the-biggest-human-evacuations-in-history-death-toll-rises-to-30/

Historic Arctic outbreak affecting Europe and northern Africa https://watchers.news/2019/05/06/historic-arctic-outbreak-affecting-europe-and-northern-africa/

Bajo Llojeta: a major landslide, with dramatic videos, in La Paz, Bolivia https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/05/03/bajo-llojeta-1/#.XNGfvFc8olg.twitter

Indonesia – Houses Destroyed, 1 Person Dead After Flash Floods in North Sumatra http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-north-sumatra-samosir-flash-floods-may-2019

USA – Flash Floods Prompt Emergency Rescues and Evacuations in Texas and Kansas http://floodlist.com/america/usa/texas-kansas-flash-floods-may-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 May 2019: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/79786/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-May-2019-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Planchon-Pete.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Insurance experts rank climate change as top risk for 2019 https://grist.org/article/insurance-experts-rank-climate-change-as-top-risk-for-2019/

Inequality is decreasing between countries—but climate change is slowing progress https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/environment/2019/04/climate-change-economic-inequality-growing?__twitter_impression=true

Climate Change Is Having a Major Impact on Global Health https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-is-having-a-major-impact-on-global-health/

Higher frequency of Central Pacific El Niño events in recent decades relative to past centuries https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0353-3

Climate change turns Cyclone Fani so severe https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/climate-change-turns-cyclone-fani-so-severe/articleshow/69179042.cms

Urban Heat Islands Don’t Explain Climate Change – Here’s The Bigger Problem https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/05/06/urban-heat-islands-dont-explain-climate-change-heres-the-bigger-problem/

Towards More Inclusive Climate Change Adaptation https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/eaua/current

Climate change a bigger threat to Australia’s interests than terrorism, Lowy Institute poll suggests https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-08/australians-think-climate-change-bigger-threat-than-terrorism/11091276

Floods prompt city to think fast on climate change planning https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/climate-change-adaptation-city-ottawa-explainer-1.5124436?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

The marginal electorate climate change will ‘devastate’, according to experts https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-marginal-electorate-climate-change-will-devastate-according-to-experts

Climate change is a major threat to Australia’s financial stability, and poses substantial systemic economic risks https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/compound-costs-how-climate-change-damages-australias-economy/

Paraguay – Emergency Declared After Floods Worsen in South http://floodlist.com/america/paraguay-emergency-declared-neembucu-may-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Climate crisis: flooding threat ‘may force UK towns to be abandoned’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/09/climate-crisis-flooding-threat-may-force-uk-towns-to-be-abandoned?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

U.S. Has the Most Climate-Change Deniers of Any Rich Country: Survey https://www.truthdig.com/articles/u-s-has-the-most-climate-change-deniers-of-any-rich-country-survey/

Roughly 850,000 Australian homes — nearly one in 10 — could be “uninsurable” within a few generations unless there are fundamental changes to where and how properties are built, a leading climate analyst says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-13/climate-data-reveals-australias-worst-affected-regions/10892710

Almost half of World Heritage sites could lose their glaciers by 2100 https://www.discoverwildlife.com/news/natural-world-heritage-sites-glaciers/

As climate shifts bring ‘horror movie’ floods, Rio struggles to adjust http://news.trust.org/item/20190509090901-vet3q/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Influence of road characteristics on flood fatalities in Australia https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17477891.2019.1609407

D.C. Is First to Plan to Remove, Retrofit Flood-Prone Buildings https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-29/d-c-is-first-to-plan-to-remove-retrofit-flood-prone-buildings

Natural disasters could be far less damaging with better building codes https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/441890-natural-disasters-could-be-far-less-damaging-with-better-building#.XNA3SsRRIgc.twitter

Timescape of disaster risk governance in contemporary Japan: Neither state of normalcy nor constancy in regulation https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0215164

Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here’s what we can do about it https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/climate-change-floods-1.5115447?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

A new study unveils the increasing exposure of coastal communities to minor and extreme floods as sea levels rise https://eos.org/research-spotlights/as-sea-levels-rise-expect-more-floods

As resilience moves from technical term to buzzword, there’s value to be had in clarifying exactly what it is we’re talking about https://ensia.com/articles/what-is-resilience/

The mystery of India’s erratic monsoon can be found in the Indian ocean https://www.businessinsider.in/the-mystery-of-indias-erratic-monsoon-can-be-found-in-the-indian-ocean/articleshow/69215027.cms

Flood insurance difficult to obtain for homeowners at repeated risk https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/flood-insurance-difficult-to-obtain-for-homeowners-at-repeated-risk-1.4409568

What determines resilience to fire in Tasmanian montane rainforest? https://firecentre.org.au/event/what-determines-resilience-to-fire-in-tasmanian-montane-rainforest/

Native honey industry beekeepers say prescribed burns leave forests with less frequent flowering https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-05-07/prescribed-burns-impact-on-native-honey-industry/11087164

Midwestern Floods Pit Communities Against One Another as Levees Rise Ever Higher https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/us/flood-midwest-levees.html

Re-framing Urban Resilience Implementation: bridging the gap between theories and practices https://www.journals.elsevier.com/cities/call-for-papers/re-framing-urban-resilience-implementation

Indicators Point Toward Worse Great Lakes Flooding Than 2017 http://floodlist.com/america/indicators-point-toward-worse-great-lakes-flooding-than-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The Rabaul Caldera – a dangerous system https://volcanohotspot.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/rabaul-caldera-a-most-dangerous-system/

Sendai Target E: Just one more year to go! https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/sendai-target-e–just-one-more-year-to-go-.html

Using R in hydrology: a review of recent developments and future directions https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/hess-2019-50/

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/planning-environment/flooding/Local_Flood_Risk_Management_Strategy.asp

Researchers Develop Better Way to Determine Coastal Flooding Risk https://www.ecomagazine.com/news/science/researchers-develop-better-way-to-determine-coastal-flooding-risk

Coral reefs provide flood protection worth $1.8 billion every year – it’s time to protect them http://theconversation.com/coral-reefs-provide-flood-protection-worth-1-8-billion-every-year-its-time-to-protect-them-116636?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Across Australia’s central deserts, floodwaters are filling Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, but with the water comes a message: let the rivers run https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-09/lake-eyre-is-a-wild-river-system-left-to-run-its-course/11035506

Climate change and population growth in England meant that properties built in the floodplain will double over the next 50 years https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48206325

How Earth’s continents became twisted and contorted over millions of years https://theconversation.com/how-earths-continents-became-twisted-and-contorted-over-millions-of-years-116168

Nations Work Together to Size Up Caribbean Tsunami Hazards https://eos.org/project-updates/nations-work-together-to-size-up-caribbean-tsunami-hazards

Comparing Modeled Emissions from Wildfire and Prescribed Burning of Post-Thinning Fuel: A Case Study of the 2016 Pioneer Fire https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/2/22/htm

Inside the Megafire https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/inside-the-megafire/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_term=20190509&utm_content=2285094408&utm_campaign=NOVA&linkId=66843008

Estimation of exposed population to landslides and floods risk areas in Brazil, on an intra-urban scale https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918300359

 

Emergency Management

How Do You Save a Million People From a Cyclone? Ask a Poor State in India https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/03/world/asia/cyclone-fani-india-evacuations.html

Six months after the Camp Fire, a devastated community hopes to rebuild — if it can https://projects.sfchronicle.com/2019/rebuilding-paradise/

Command-and-control, emergency powers, and the failure to observe United Nations disaster management principles following the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918312548

80 homes to be built after Durban flood thanks to Gift of the Givers https://www.goodthingsguy.com/people/80-homes-rebuilt-durban/

A conceptual framework for measuring livelihood resilience: Relocation experience from Aceh, Indonesia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332787868_A_conceptual_framework_for_measuring_livelihood_resilience_Relocation_experience_from_Aceh_Indonesia

Alberta’s wildfire season is here and some communities are already on red alert https://www.thestar.com/edmonton/2019/05/05/albertas-wildfire-season-is-here-and-some-communities-are-already-on-red-alert.html

Hurricane Maria Prompts Rare Investigation into Building Damage https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hurricane-maria-prompts-rare-investigation-into-building-damage/

Indonesia’s flood and landslide-rattled province struggles to recover https://www.poandpo.com/news/123-552019529/

‘Severe’ long-term impact seen on rural communities hit by flooding in Eastern Canada https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-severe-long-term-impact-seen-on-rural-communities-hit-by-flooding-in/

Hurricane Harvey flooding victims get their day in federal court https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Hurricane-Harvey-flooding-victims-get-their-day-13823974.php

Mozambique faces enormous challenges https://www.dandc.eu/en/article/after-cyclone-idai-mozambique-needs-new-natural-disaster-prevention-and-city-planning?platform=hootsuite

Magpies and Hawks fly as one for Emergency Services Match https://www.collingwoodfc.com.au/news/2019-05-08/magpies-and-hawks-fly-as-one-for-emergency-services-match

Universality of population recovery patterns after disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332897478_Universality_of_population_recovery_patterns_after_disasters

Integration of early warning systems and young professionals https://hepex.irstea.fr/integration-of-early-warning-systems-and-young-professionals/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

‘We stood in shock’: what happens to a city after a disaster? A cartoon https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/may/03/we-stood-in-shock-what-happens-to-a-city-after-a-hurricane-a-cartoon-after-maria?CMP=share_btn_tw

Harnessing creativity for change: The art of resilience https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/harnessing-creativity-change-art-resilience

Public Safety Communications Ten Keys to Improving Emergency Alerts, Warnings & Notifications https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/safecom-ncswic_ten_keys_to_improving_awns_4.26.19_-_final_section_508_compliant.pdf

Children can foster climate change concern among their parents https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0463-3

New Futures Hackathon for Disaster Resilience https://www.newfutureshackathon.com/#intro

Facebook gives social scientists unprecedented access to its user data https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01447-5?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf212268244=1

Special Collection – Social Media and Politics https://journals.sagepub.com/topic/sgo-subjects/3468/sgo

Facebook data show how many people left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria https://www.sciencenews.org/article/facebook-data-show-how-many-people-left-puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria

 

Disaster psychology

A Growing Number of US Flood Survivors Seek Answers https://truthout.org/articles/a-growing-number-of-us-flood-survivors-seek-answers/

‘Climate change erodes mental health,’ says psychiatrist https://www.cbc.ca/radio/checkup/climate-change-erodes-mental-health-says-psychiatrist-1.5114654

 

Sociology and Disasters

Substitute or complement? How social capital, age and socioeconomic status interacted to impact mortality in Japan’s 3/11 tsunami https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827319300308?via%3Dihub

‘Falling through the cracks’: vulnerable U.S. homeowners overlooked after disasters http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=7f6b919f-5fba-4ab7-85d7-946587627861

Today in disaster resilience (3 May 2019)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Cyclone Fani: India evacuates 800,000 from coastal areas https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/02/tropical-cyclone-fani-india-evacuates-800000-people?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true

30 million under flash flood watches from Texas to Illinois, after severe storms kill 2 in Oklahoma https://www.foxnews.com/us/flash-flood-watch-texas-illinois-midwest-severe-weather?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Cyclone Kenneth: UN says Mozambique may need another huge aid effort https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/25/cyclone-kenneth-mozambique-hit-by-strongest-storm-ever

Bolivia – La Paz Landslide Leaves 3 Missing and Over 40 Houses Destroyed http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-la-paz-landslide-april-2019

Canada – Thousands Evacuated After Rivers Flood in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario http://floodlist.com/america/canada-flood-in-quebec-new-brunswick-ontario-april-may-2019

Indonesia – Thousands Displaced as Floods and Landslides Kill at Least 30 http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-jakarta-bengkulu-lampung-april-2019

Very large tornado hits east of Bucharest, Romania https://watchers.news/2019/04/30/tornado-drajna-romania-april-2019/

At least 5 killed, 61 injured as severe dust storm sweeps through Iraq https://watchers.news/2019/05/02/at-least-5-killed-61-injured-as-severe-dust-storm-sweeps-through-iraq/

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 May 2019: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Kerinci, Reventador, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/79404/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-May-2019-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Kerinci-Reventador-Sakurajima-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Photo exhibition: Myanmar’s Climate change http://www.yangonphoto.com/exhibitions/climate-change-in-myanmar/#more-1975

Guidance for Environment Agency staff on how to understand and address climate risks and impacts in our strategies and plans using our Climate impacts tool https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/climate-impacts-tool

MIT podcast breaks down the facts on climate change http://news.mit.edu/2019/mit-tilclimate-podcast-breaks-down-climate-change-facts-0502

April reached a new record Arctic low sea ice extent https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

How a price on carbon reduces emissions https://www.pembina.org/pub/how-price-carbon-reduces-emissions

Climate change: What is a climate emergency? https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-47570654

In a Warming World, Evidence of a Human ‘Fingerprint’ on Drought https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/01/climate/global-warming-drought-human-influence.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

Climate change link to global droughts goes back a century, study finds https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-change-link-to-global-droughts-goes-back-a-century-study-finds-20190501-p51j2n.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1556756104

Climate change: UK ‘can cut emissions to nearly zero’ by 2050 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48122911

The Vicious Climate-Wildfire Cycle https://blog.ucsusa.org/carly-phillips/the-vicious-climate-wildfire-cycle#.XMtV4F-GG5g.twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Contingency plans at FEMA and NASA – in case of asteroid strike https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/24/nasa-fema-and-international-partners-are-planning-an-asteroid-impact-exercise/

Storm-chaser snagged cyclonic winds with deft drone piloting in Oklahoma https://www.dpreview.com/news/9706116988/storm-chaser-captures-incredible-tornado-footage-with-a-drone

The UK has already had more wildfires in 2019 than any year on record https://www.newscientist.com/article/2200502-the-uk-has-already-had-more-wildfires-in-2019-than-any-year-on-record/

Understanding Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/nature_and_travel/2019/05/02/understanding_hekla_and_eyjafjallajokull/

Burn notice: Fire’s reality in the 21st century https://news.globallandscapesforum.org/34468/burn-notice-fires-reality-in-the-21st-century/

New sensors protect vulnerable Malawians against deadly lightning https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/05/1037721

Mapping America’s wicked weather and deadly disasters https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/mapping-disasters/

Calculating the Risk of Rare Floods https://eos.org/research-spotlights/calculating-the-risk-of-rare-floods

Trudeau says country must talk about how and where to rebuild after floods https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-trudeau-says-country-must-talk-about-how-and-where-to-rebuild-after-2/

Mapping flood risk is a never-ending calculation https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/mapping-flood-risk-is-a-never-ending-calculation

 

Emergency Management

Resilience, Adaptation, and Inertia: Lessons from Disaster Recovery in a Time of Climate Change https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332803856_Resilience_Adaptation_and_Inertia_Lessons_from_Disaster_Recovery_in_a_Time_of_Climate_Change

Effective diversity in emergency management organisations: the long road https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-april-2019-effective-diversity-in-emergency-management-organisations-the-long-road/

Man plummets off 300-foot cliff into caldera of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-plummets-off-300-foot-202237982.html?.tsrc=fauxdal

Cyclone Kenneth: Stories of resilience and generosity amid the destruction https://www.unocha.org/story/cyclone-kenneth-stories-resilience-and-generosity-amid-destruction

City Managers and Elected Officials Play a Key Role in Disaster Response https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/City-County-Managers-Are-Key-in-Disaster-Planning-and-Response.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Watch 60 Years Of Eruptions Shake The Planet In This Amazing Animation https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2019/04/30/watch-60-years-of-eruptions-shake-the-planet-in-this-amazing-animation/#194febf264bf

FEMA Readiness Dispatch: Is Your Community Financially Prepared for Disaster? https://www.hstoday.us/federal-pages/dhs/fema-dhs-federal-pages/fema-readiness-dispatch-is-your-community-financially-prepared-for-disaster/

 

Disaster psychology

Flood victims need more psychological support, says PTSD expert https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/flood-victims-need-more-psychological-support-says-ptsd-expert

‘It’s very emotional…it’s their lives’: What it’s like for soldiers rescuing flood victims, pets https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/it-s-very-emotional-it-s-their-lives-what-it-s-like-for-soldiers-rescuing-flood-victims-pets-1.5116947

 

Sociology and Disasters

Community resilience in response to the 2010 tsunami in Chile: The survival of a small-scale fishing community https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328739974_Community_resilience_in_response_to_the_2010_tsunami_in_Chile_The_survival_of_a_small-scale_fishing_community

Today in disaster resilience (5 April 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Afghanistan floods kill 32, worsen already desperate situation https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-floods-idUSKCN1RB068

Iran calls emergency in flood-threatened southwest province https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-iran-floods-idUKKCN1RB0FJ

Severe thunderstorm in Nepal leaves 25 dead, hundreds injured http://news.trust.org/item/20190331193946-kc1mu/

China forest blaze: 30 firefighters killed in Sichuan https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-47772483

Strong dust devil hits playground in China’s Henan, 18 children injured https://watchers.news/2019/03/31/dust-devil-playground-china-march-31-2019/

Floods Demolish 25,000 Houses Across Iran, Damage 60,000 Others https://en.radiofarda.com/a/floods-demolish-25-000-houses-across-iran-damage-60-000-others/29854736.html

At least 180 people in Zimbabwe known to have been killed by landslides triggered by Idai https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/02/terrawatch-cyclone-idai-reveals-secondary-impact-of-climate-change

Flash Floods Hit Iran Again as Western Province Submerged https://www.voanews.com/a/flash-floods-hit-iran-again-as-western-province-submerged/4857979.html

Peru – Thousands Hit by Floods in San Martín and Junín Regions http://floodlist.com/america/peru-san-martin-junin-march-april2019

Indonesian Mount Agung erupts again, sparking panic among locals, Bali https://watchers.news/2019/04/04/agung-eruption-april-3-2019/

Flooding in Paraguay’s capital http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/flooding-in-paraguay-s-capital-due-to-heavy-rain/article/546829

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Apr 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Ibu, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/78096/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Apr-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Ibu-Dukono-Reventa.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A record share of Australians say humans cause climate change: poll https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/a-record-share-of-australians-say-humans-cause-climate-change-poll-20190328-p518go.html

Cyclone Idai and the New Reality of Climate Change in Africa https://www.cfr.org/blog/cyclone-idai-and-new-reality-climate-change-africa?utm_medium=social_share&utm_source=tw

Climate change and when human nature can lead to rejection of science https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-31/climate-change-when-human-nature-leads-to-rejection-of-science/10952244

Islands are just disappearing https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/are-islands-disappearing

New report launch: Climate change – Liability risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64534

Australia swelters through the warmest March on record https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-01/2019-hottest-march-on-record-in-australia/10959828

Changing the National Flood Insurance Program for a Changing Climate https://www.eli.org/sites/default/files/images/49.10320_.pdf

When the dike breaks: How climate change threatens Maritime lowlands https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/climate-change-threatens-dikes-1.5077253

Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/canada-warming-at-twice-the-global-rate-leaked-report-finds-1.5079765

Building For An Uncertain Future: Miami Residents Adapt To The Changing Climate https://www.npr.org/2019/03/31/706940085/building-for-an-uncertain-future-miami-residents-adapt-to-the-changing-climate

UK Climate Projections 2018: From science to policy making https://cabot-institute.blogspot.com/2019/04/uk-climate-projections-2018-from.html

In ‘The Wall,’ Climate Change Pushes Us Further Apart https://chireviewofbooks.com/2019/03/27/in-the-wall-climate-change-pushes-us-further-apart/

For a flooded Midwest, climate forecasts offer little comfort https://theconversation.com/for-a-flooded-midwest-climate-forecasts-offer-little-comfort-114140

2018 was boom year for renewables despite political chaos, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/04/2018-was-boom-year-for-renewables-despite-political-chaos-report-finds?CMP=share_btn_tw

How tribes are harnessing cutting-edge data to plan for climate change https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/04/01/how-tribes-are-harnessing-cutting-edge-data-to-plan-for-climate-change/

Personalized risk messaging can reduce climate concerns https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959378018304655?dgcid=raven_sd_via_email

“The Invading Sea” wins national journalism award for editorial leadership https://www.theinvadingsea.com/2019/04/02/the-invading-sea-wins-national-journalism-award-for-editorial-leadership/?fbclid=IwAR1J31GBBvsClzS3udyjsusA_d_Ybx3lufWCTfcS-dd31Bg6vBqZgpS4fuI

Last time CO2 levels were this high, there were trees at the South Pole https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/03/south-pole-tree-fossils-indicate-impact-of-climate-change

Iceberg History May Explain Climate Change http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/19387/20190330/iceberg-history-may-explain-climate-change.htm

It’s raining on Greenland’s ice sheet. That’s a big problem https://grist.org/article/its-raining-on-greenlands-ice-sheet-thats-a-big-problem/

Insurers slam budget’s ‘short-sighted’ climate measures https://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/insurers-slam-budget-s-short-sighted-climate-measures-20190403-p51a93

7 American cities that could disappear by 2100 https://www.businessinsider.com.au/american-cities-disappear-sea-level-rise-2100-2019-3?

Great Lakes are rapidly warming, likely to trigger more flooding and extreme weather https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/great-lakes-climate-warming-1.5065922

 

Disaster risk reduction

‘Breaches Everywhere’: Flooding Bursts Midwest Levees, and Tough Questions Follow https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/31/us/midwest-floods-levees.html

New Report Calls for Different Approaches to Predict and Understand Urban Flooding http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=25381#.XJ5VP1vLYEI.twitter

The multibillion disaster centered in Nebraska will spread this spring https://earther.gizmodo.com/how-historic-flooding-in-the-midwest-could-fuel-the-gul-1833615535?IR=T

Answer to Missouri River flood control found in serene waters of Cora Island https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/tony-messenger/messenger-answer-to-missouri-river-flood-control-found-in-serene/article_9706ea70-8f4b-5590-ab17-28dd87631fc4.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

The Mocoa Debris Flow: an analysis of the causes and effects https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/03/29/mocoa-debris-flow/

Colombia: Merged satellite, ground data may forecast volcanic eruptions https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64529

An Update from 100 Resilient Cities http://100resilientcities.org/update-from-100rc/

Earthquake safety law could put California’s hospitals in ‘financial distress,’ report warns https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article228588474.html

California Earthquake Early Warning System Gets an Early Test https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/California-Earthquake-Early-Warning-System-Gets-an-Early-Test.html

Large volcanic eruptions can alter hurricane strength and frequency https://phys.org/news/2019-04-large-volcanic-eruptions-hurricane-strength.html

Corps studies improving New Orleans levees to keep pace with hurricane flood risk https://www.nola.com/environment/2019/04/corps-studies-improving-new-orleans-levees-to-keep-pace-with-hurricane-flood-risk.html

An Unmitigated Disaster: Shifting from Response and Recovery to Mitigation for an Insurable Future https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s13753-019-0214-0?

The Face of Disasters 2019 http://www.seedsindia.org/faceofdisasters/

Asia must prioritize disaster resilience in face of growing risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64601?platform=hootsuite

A ‘seiche’ wave can outpace a tsunami, and both can be triggered by meteorites and earthquakes https://theconversation.com/a-seiche-wave-can-outpace-a-tsunami-and-both-can-be-triggered-by-meteorites-and-earthquakes-114753

Using Drones to Improve Flood Forecasts https://www.uasvision.com/2019/04/04/using-drones-to-improve-flood-forecasts/

Limitations of FEMA flood maps https://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com/flood-events-topics/limitations-of-fema-flood-maps-credit-science

 

Emergency Management

In major change, feds could pay less to victims https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060131529

Puerto Rican families fled Hurricane Maria’s destruction to Panama City. Months later, Michael struck https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-hurricane-survivors-maria-michael-20190328-story,amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

Dramatic drone footage reveals Cyclone Idai’s devastating power https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/26/africa/mozambique-drone-footage-cyclone-idai-intl/index.html

Governments meet in Fiji to address displacement caused by disasters and climate change in Pacific island States https://reliefweb.int/report/world/governments-meet-fiji-address-displacement-caused-disasters-and-climate-change-pacific

The National Disaster Resilience Strategy sets New Zealand’s vision and long-term goals for civil defence emergency management https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/cdem-sector/plans-and-strategies/proposed-national-disaster-resilience-strategy/

The role of businesses in community recovery https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/64528

According To Satellite Data, “At Least 1 Million Acres Of U.S. Farmland” Have Been Devastated By Floods https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/according-to-satellite-data-at-least-1-million-acres-of-u-s-farmland-have-been-devastated-by-floods.html

‘We have lost everything’: Afghans describe deadly floods https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/south-central-asia/227120-afghanistan-deadly-floods-aftermath-march-2019

Iran Estimates Agricultural Losses from Floods at $180 Million https://www.voanews.com/a/iran-estimates-agricultural-losses-from-floods-at-180-million/4854788.html

Flood-hit Territory cattle station owner calls for government support https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-31/cattle-station-inundated-cyclone-trevor-nt-government-assistance/10956714?smid=ABCRural-Twitter_Organic&WT.tsrc=Twitter_Organic&sf210191675=1

Townsville flooding crisis leaves almost 1,000 homeless two months on https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-02/townsville-flooding-leaves-a-thousand-homeless-two-months-on/10959250

Record Floods in Iran Kill 62, Cause Over $1 Billion in Damage https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Record-Floods-Iran-Kill-62-Cause-Over-1-Billion-Damage

The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park acts as a central base of operations for disaster prevention in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area http://www.ktr.mlit.go.jp/showa/tokyorinkai/english/index.htm

Flood toolkit for public health and emergency response https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p0/p00631.pdf

Cyclone Idai: After the Storm https://dec.shorthandstories.com/cyclone-idai-after-the-storm/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Don’t panic, but ‘The Big One’ podcast helps us face the crazy quake that’s on the way https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-ca-st-big-one-podcast-20190329-story.html

Coping With Distress after International Disasters: Tips & Resources for Individuals, Families & Communities https://www.vibrant.org/coping-with-distress-after-international-disasters-tips-resources-for-individuals-families-communities/

The Art of Resilience Exhibition https://www.gfdrr.org/en/art-of-resilience

Social media can help identify evacuation patterns https://wildfiretoday.com/2019/04/01/social-media-can-help-identify-evacuation-patterns/

A continual challenge for preparedness and response leaders is communicating their story. Here’s some hints. https://soundcloud.com/harvard/whats-your-story?in=harvard/sets/leader-readycast

Crowdsourcing speeds up earthquake monitoring https://phys.org/news/2019-04-crowdsourcing-earthquake.html

“What makes the #SafePlaceSelfie campaign so powerful is its simple message and call to action” https://www.noaa.gov/stories/where-will-you-be-on-safeplaceselfie-day

 

Disaster psychology

Flooding can take toll on mental health https://www.ksnblocal4.com/content/news/Flooding-can-take-toll-on-mental-health-507856721.html

New book: ‘Disaster Mental Health Case Studies’ https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351252256

Conflicting cues with emergency warnings impacts protective action http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/59?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=haznote59

 

Sociology and Disasters

Time to enhance global support to the most vulnerable communities https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/politics-climate-change/news/time-enhance-global-support-the-most-vulnerable-communities-1722937

Charting the new norm? Local leadership in the first 100 days of the Sulawesi earthquake response https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/64520

More socially aware, community-based urban planning https://thecityfix.com/blog/socially-aware-planning-key-building-sustaining-communities-hillary-smith/

When Storms Hit Cities, Poor Areas Suffer Most https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-storms-hit-cities-poor-areas-suffer-most/?amp

Flattened by Hurricane Michael, Florida Town Tries to Stave Off Big Development https://www.wsj.com/articles/flattened-by-hurricane-michael-florida-town-tries-to-stave-off-big-development-11554296401?

Today in disaster resilience (29 March 2019)

disaster

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Recent emergencies/disaster

Death toll from southern Africa cyclone, floods exceeds 700 https://in.reuters.com/article/africa-cyclone/death-toll-from-southern-africa-cyclone-floods-exceeds-700-idINKCN1R40AA

1.8 million people across Mozambique, including 900,000 children, have been affected by Cyclone Idai https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/1-million-children-affected-cyclone-idai-and-subsequent-floods-mozambique-actual

WA cyclone Veronica brings 12-hour onslaught of wind, rain, storm tides https://www.sbs.com.au/news/wa-cyclone-veronica-brings-12-hour-onslaught-of-wind-rain-storm-tides

TS Iba: Very rare tropical storm forms near the coast of Brazil, the first since 2010 and third ever in recorded history https://watchers.news/2019/03/24/tropical-storm-iba-brazil-march-2019/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

More floods loom as high river waters recede in Midwest https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather/more-floods-loom-as-high-river-waters-recede-in-midwest-idUSKCN1R60UO

At least 21 dead in unprecedented Iran floods https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d774d34416a4e33457a6333566d54/index.html

Waiho Bridge washes away amid flooding and heavy rainfall as state of emergency declared https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12216555

Pakistan – Deadly Landslide in Balochistan Province http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-landslide-balochistan-province-march-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Veronica dumps more than a year’s worth of rain in less than 12 hours, Western Australia https://watchers.news/2019/03/26/tropical-cyclone-veronica-year-worth-of-rain-12-hours/

New rainfall record set in New Zealand with 1 086 mm (42.7 inches) in 48 hours https://watchers.news/2019/03/27/new-zealand-sets-new-rainfall-record-march-2019/

Burundi – Homes Destroyed After Heavy Rain in North http://floodlist.com/africa/burundi-floods-ngozi-karuzi-march-2019

Peru: Floods in Amazon kill 51, blame El Nino https://www.skymetweather.com/content/global-news/peru-floods-in-amazon-kill-51-blame-el-nino/

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Mar 2019: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Bromo, Ibu, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/77741/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Mar-2019-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Bromo-Ibu-Dukono.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Adapting To Climate Change In Miami https://www.npr.org/2019/03/24/706295320/adapting-to-climate-change-in-miami

Climate change has some Floridians fleeing https://buffalonews.com/2019/03/25/don-paul-climate-change-has-some-floridians-fleeing/

Child poverty, disasters and climate change: investigating relationships and implications over the life course of children https://www.odi.org/publications/11281-child-poverty-disasters-and-climate-change-investigating-relationships-and-implications-over-life

In blow to climate, coal plants emitted more than ever in 2018 https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/03/26/blow-climate-coal-plants-emitted-more-than-ever/?utm_term=.101a3df406d0

CO2 emissions rose 1.7% last year and hit a new record https://www.iea.org/geco/

Why fear and anger are rational responses to climate change https://theconversation.com/why-fear-and-anger-are-rational-responses-to-climate-change-114056?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Climate change: Drilling in ‘Iceberg Alley’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47711600

Storm-slammed Mozambique must rebuild for ‘tomorrow’s climate’ http://news.trust.org/item/20190327162323-nmosv/

Half a degree more warming may cause dramatic differences on drought-flood compound risks https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190326105648.htm

State of the Climate in 2018 shows accelerating climate change impacts https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/state-of-climate-2018-shows-accelerating-climate-change-impacts

Research Handbook on Climate Change Adaptation Policy https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/research-handbook-on-climate-change-adaptation-policy

Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47666007

Mozambique isn’t alone. Rising sea levels threaten millions in the developing world https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/03/26/mozambique-isnt-alone-rising-sea-levels-threaten-millions-developing-world/?utm_term=.f65a4459c193

Climate change’s fingerprints are on U.S. Midwest floods: scientists https://news.yahoo.com/climate-changes-fingerprints-u-midwest-floods-scientists-094006471.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

After 2017’s devastating floods, Quebec communities face tough questions about building on flood plains https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-floods-homeowners-1.5066394

Why Small Businesses Should Invest in Preparedness https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/why-small-businesses-should-invest-in-preparedness

Conceptual framework behind the Flood Resilience Measurement for Community https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/the-flood-resilience-measurement-for-communities-frmc

Flooding Could Be The Worst Ever Recorded In Much Of The US This Spring https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/claudiakoerner/forecasters-warn-flooding-could-be-the-worst-on-record-in

Revolutionizing How Ground Elevations are Measured for Flood Heights http://www.weathernationtv.com/news/revolutionizing-how-ground-elevations-are-measured-for-flood-heights/#.XJqNiMAbiYI.twitter

The UM Partnership enables scientific and technical collaboration on a shared modelling system, across a range of modelling and science issues relevant for weather and climate prediction https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/collaboration/unified-model/partnership

Along the Mighty Mississippi, Cities Swap Sandbags for Marshes https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/along-the-mighty-mississippi-cities-swap-sandbags-for-marshes/?amp

10 Failed Levees In Midwest Flood Zone Were Not Inspected By Federal Government https://www.kbia.org/post/10-failed-levees-midwest-flood-zone-were-not-inspected-federal-government#stream/0

NFIP revamp of flood risk ratings echoes private sector approach https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20190326/NEWS06/912327483/NFIP-revamp-of-flood-risk-ratings-echoes-private-sector-approach

Buyouts for flood protection since ’09 have sometimes hit hurdles https://www.westfargopioneer.com/news/government-and-politics/4588963-holdout-homeowners-buyouts-flood-protection-09-have-sometimes#.XJjSNOFtJtA.twitter

Before Canadian Scientists Can Study Tornadoes, They Have to Find Them https://eos.org/articles/before-canadian-scientists-can-study-tornadoes-they-have-to-find-them

Volcanoes Are Never ‘Overdue’ For An Eruption. Here’s Why https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2019/03/25/volcanoes-are-never-overdue-for-an-eruption-heres-why/#4dfba8b633a5

Scientists Getting New Tools To Monitor The Northwest’s Volcanoes https://www.opb.org/news/article/northwest-volcanoes-early-warning-system/

A £20m research initiative has been announced to improve urban planning for natural disasters https://www.businessleader.co.uk/20m-initiative-to-protect-cities-against-natural-disasters/62444/

Early-warning system helps minimize damage during floods https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/early-warning-system-helps-minimize-damage-during-floods/

Ghana tackles floods, waste and pollution with Accra resilience plan https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ghana-cities-resilience/ghana-tackles-floods-waste-and-pollution-with-accra-resilience-plan-idUSKCN1R92K0

UN report: Extreme weather hit 62 million people in 2018 https://apnews.com/cff606610ba84f64849be0f36a39a3a5

The Rockefeller Foundation intends to disband its 100 Resilient Cities initiative https://resiliencepost.com/2019/03/28/rockefellers-climate-resilience-program-said-to-be-in-jeopardy/

US Geological Survey Measures Rivers As Flooding Recedes http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1169156/us-geological-survey-measures-rivers-flooding-recedes

£46bn needed for future flood protection in UK https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/46bn-needed-for-future-flood-protection-in-uk/10040518.article

 

Emergency Management

Flooding impairs drinking water treatment for Kansas City, Missouri https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather/flooding-impairs-drinking-water-treatment-for-kansas-city-missouri-idUSKCN1R40ND

Senate passes bills on Harvey recovery, disaster preparation https://www.statesman.com/news/20190320/senate-passes-bills-on-harvey-recovery-disaster-preparation

Cyclone Idai: What the aftermath looks like https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-47685429/cyclone-idai-what-the-aftermath-looks-like

Worst flooding in history of Nebraska, damage surpasses 1.3 billion https://watchers.news/2019/03/22/worst-flooding-in-history-of-nebraska/

Dallas braces itself for a titanic tornado downtown: ‘This is not a far-fetched scenario’ https://www.dallasnews.com/news/weather/2019/03/21/dallas-braces-titanictornado-downtown-not-far-fetched-scenario

Queensland floods: the water journey to Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/2059/queensland-floods-the-water-journey-to-kati-thanda-lake-eyre/?hootPostID=affd098414290a231302a632d69959d8

Mozambique floods cover more ground than NYC, Chicago, D.C., and Boston — combined https://grist.org/article/mozambique-floods-are-larger-than-nyc-chicago-dc-and-boston-combined/

Nebraska Flood Damage Estimate Reaches $1.3 Billion https://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Nebraska-Flood-Damage-Estimate-Reaches-13-Billion.html

2.55 million Tokyoites would need to evacuate in event of major flood caused by super typhoon https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/03/27/national/2-55-million-tokyoites-need-evacuate-event-major-flood-caused-super-typhoon/#.XJvjGE-P7IU

Crisis Volunteerism is the New Black?—Exploring the Diversity of Voluntary Engagement in Crisis Management https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/rhc3.12164

Understanding community evacuation dynamics following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake and tsunami https://resiliencechallenge.nz/rural-programme/student-profile-laura-tilley/

Mozambique: Cyclone Idai crisis deepens with first confirmed cases of cholera https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/mozambique-cyclone-idai-crisis-deepens-with-first-confirmed-cases-of-cholera-a4102681.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

President Rouhani inspects flood damage in northern Iran https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-floods-idUSKCN1R814J

Mozambique flooding and response: both enormous in scale https://www.msf.org/mozambique-flooding-and-response-both-enormous-scale-cyclone-idai

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Public consultation discusses historic 2018 N.B. floods https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/public-consultation-discusses-historic-2018-n-b-floods-1.4349236

Critical factors for post-disaster educational continuity in urban floods in South and Southeast Asia https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/61388

Poor coverage of floods in southern Africa? Blame the media bosses https://theconversation.com/poor-coverage-of-floods-in-southern-africa-blame-the-media-bosses-114314

Understanding Disaster Risk https://www.preventionweb.net/risk

 

Sociology and Disasters

In post-disaster recovery, the material world gains intensified importance http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2019/03/11/stuff-matters-especially-when-you-risk-everything-for-it/

Severe flooding at Pine Ridge Reservation ‘a humanitarian disaster’ https://grist.org/article/severe-flooding-at-pine-ridge-reservation-a-humanitarian-disaster/

Today in disaster resilience (15 March 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Crashed Ethiopian plane carried at least 19 UN officials https://www.smh.com.au/world/africa/crashed-ethiopian-plane-carried-at-least-19-un-officials-20190311-p5138o.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1552263522

South Africa – Deadly Flash Floods in KwaZulu-Natal Province http://floodlist.com/africa/south-africa-floods-kwazulu-natal-march-2019

Brazil – Rain in São Paulo Causes Deadly Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-sao-paulo-floods-march-2019

At least 115 people were killed in Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa after heavy rains affected 843,000 people across southeast Africa https://www.enca.com/news/red-alert-mozambique-cyclone-idai-gathers-energy

Severe floods swept away 16 000 homes, death toll rises to 70, Afghanistan https://watchers.news/2019/03/14/afghanistan-flood-damage-march-2019/

‘Cyclone of historic proportions’ hits U.S., sets barometric pressure records, strands over 1 100 drivers and leaves nearly 200 000 without power https://watchers.news/2019/03/14/us-historic-blizzard-march-2019/

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Mar 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Barren Island, Krakatau https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/76848/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Mar-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Barren-Island-Krakatau-Brom.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Santiago Climate Change Conference – December 2019 https://unfccc.int/santiago

Sea ice plays pacemaker role in abrupt climate change https://www.bees.unsw.edu.au/sea-ice-plays-pacemaker-role-abrupt-climate-change-1

Australia needs a national plan to face the growing threat of climate disasters https://theconversation.com/australia-needs-a-national-plan-to-face-the-growing-threat-of-climate-disasters-113107

U.S.’s wettest winter on record is a ‘glimpse of the future under climate change’ https://thinkprogress.org/extreme-weather-wettest-winter-climate-c87c3ab31156/

Climate change eats away at Torres Strait islands, prompting calls for long-term solutions https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-09/call-for-increased-flood-protection-in-torres-strait/10794696

Warming temperatures are exposing more people to heat waves and increasing the risk of disease spread https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-is-having-a-major-impact-on-global-health/

The Nelson fires are a climate change warning for New Zealand https://thespinoff.co.nz/science/05-03-2019/the-nelson-fires-are-a-climate-change-warning-for-new-zealand/

Dead things, bubbles in ice cores, layers of sediment: together, they testify to the power of the atmosphere to change the Earth https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/deep-time/

Methane levels are increasing – and scientists aren’t sure why https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/methane-levels-are-increasing-and-scientists-aren-t-sure-why

The networks mostly ignored climate solution in 2018, but that’s changing in 2019 thanks to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-mainstream-media-coverage-2018-4d76f27dbbf8/

Attributing extreme weather to climate change: research mapped globally https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-how-climate-change-affects-extreme-weather-around-the-world

It’s 2050 And This Is How We Stopped Climate Change https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/03/11/688876374/its-2050-and-this-is-how-we-stopped-climate-change

‘We’ve been forced into this’: Australia’s school climate strikes to go global https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/11/weve-been-forced-into-this-australias-school-climate-strikes-to-go-global?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Few pathways to an acceptable climate future without immediate action, according to study https://phys.org/news/2019-03-pathways-climate-future-action.html

Is climate change making U.S. tornadoes worse? https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/is-climate-change-making-u-s-tornadoes-worse

Greta Thunberg, schoolgirl climate change warrior: ‘Some people can let things go. I can’t’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/11/greta-thunberg-schoolgirl-climate-change-warrior-some-people-can-let-things-go-i-cant

Cuba acknowledges climate change threats in its constitution https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00760-3?utm_source=Nature%20Briefing&utm_campaign=e98d492f38-briefing-dy-20190311&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9dfd39373-e98d492f38-43943857

Navigating climate’s human geographies: Exploring the whereabouts of climate politics https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2043820619829920

The economics of climate change adaptation https://cdn.gca.org/assets/2018-10/18_WP_GCA_Economics_1001_final.pdf

Here’s what Antarctica’s calving glaciers look like up close https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/03/watching-thwaites-glacier-calving-antarctica/

Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

“Wildly Fluctuating Forecasts” & Flooding — A Common Theme Of Climate Change https://cleantechnica.com/2019/03/11/wildly-fluctuating-forecasts-flooding-a-common-theme-of-climate-change-cleantechnica-exclusive/

As the Sea Rises, Communities Learn to Have Difficult Conversations About Retreat https://www.lincolninst.edu/publications/articles/climate-adaptation

Destruction from sea level rise in California could exceed worst wildfires and earthquakes, new research shows https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-california-coast-storm-damage-20190313-story.html

RBA turns Dorothea Mackellar’s “My Country” right back on climate deniers https://reneweconomy.com.au/rba-turns-dorothea-mackellars-my-country-right-back-on-climate-deniers-16427/

In his new book, futurist Alex Steffen encourages people to think of tackling climate change as an ongoing opportunity to build a sustainable future, not a fight we’ve already lost https://www.fastcompany.com/90318242/climate-change-is-inevitable-how-bad-it-gets-is-a-choice

Exploring climate change through creative arts a focus for Prime Minister’s science award recipient https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/111177380/exploring-climate-change-through-creative-arts-a-focus-for-prime-ministers-science-award-recipient

Sharp rise in Arctic temperatures now inevitable – UN https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/13/arctic-temperature-rises-must-be-urgently-tackled-warns-un

Climate study warns of vanishing safety window—here’s why https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/03/climate-change-model-warns-of-difficult-future/

My New Plan to Climate-Proof Lower Manhattan http://nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/2019/03/bill-de-blasio-my-new-plan-to-climate-proof-lower-manhattan.html?__twitter_impression=true

3-5°C temperature rise is now ‘locked-in’ for the Arctic https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/3-5degc-temperature-rise-now-locked-arctic

 

Disaster risk reduction

NSW law allowing Blue Mountains flooding didn’t follow due process, Unesco told https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/mar/08/nsw-law-allowing-blue-mountains-flooding-didnt-follow-due-process-unesco-told?CMP=share_btn_tw

Floods kill 42,000 AACo cattle, and drought costs to hit $57m https://www.farmonline.com.au/story/5946867/aaco-loses-42000-plus-cattle-to-floods-and-57m-to-drought/

Google leveraging machine learning to predict India floods https://www.livemint.com/companies/people/google-leveraging-machine-learning-to-predict-india-floods-1552193194482.html

What if we could use nature to prevent disasters? http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/what-if-we-could-use-nature-prevent-disasters?CID=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT

Carolinas have fourth-most active tornado alley in US, experts say https://www.foxcarolina.com/news/carolinas-have-fourth-most-active-tornado-alley-in-us-experts/article_bf44cdd9-6011-59a5-90c5-6ba293bdbdbd.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Llandudno declared fifth worst UK town for flooding https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/17491126.llandudno-declared-fifth-worst-uk-town-for-flooding/

Work Starts on 134 Houston-Area Flood-Control Projects after Harvey https://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2019/03/11/289688.htm

The summer bushfires you didn’t hear about, and the invasive species fuelling them https://theconversation.com/the-summer-bushfires-you-didnt-hear-about-and-the-invasive-species-fuelling-them-112619?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Flood Resilience Portal https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=35&v=EMAkfr3lkFM

Dam incidents and failures can fundamentally be attributed to human factors https://damfailures.org/lessons-learned/dam-incidents-and-failures-can-fundamentally-be-attributed-to-human-factors/

Damaged by Hurricanes, a Historic North Carolina Town Plans for a Resilient Future https://medium.com/changelab-solutions/damaged-by-hurricanes-a-historic-north-carolina-town-plans-for-a-resilient-future-6fc97c0ad89e

Queensland’s flood disaster highlights wide cover gap https://insuranceasianews.com/underinsurance-queenslands-flooding-disaster/

Satellite data powers flood early warning system http://www.un-spider.org/news-and-events/news/satellite-data-powers-flood-early-warning-system

This is where millions will be spent in Somerset on flood prevention https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/millions-spent-somerset-flood-prevention-2637310

Leading the way in flood resilience http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/newsroom/2019/03/13/leading-the-way-in-flood-resilience/

The 10 most flooded cities in Britain revealed https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-6772503/Flood-capitals-Britain-revealed-Hull-takes-spot.html

Beta Version of Searchable Federal Flood Risk Management Programs Website Available https://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=608

Quantifying Flood Vulnerability Reduction via Private Precaution https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2018EF000994

77% of Americans Say Federally Funded Infrastructure Must Be Flood Ready https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2019/03/13/77-percent-of-americans-say-federally-funded-infrastructure-must-be-flood-ready

Heat, floods, quakes: Tokyo 2020 preparing for any disaster https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/others/heat-floods-quakes-tokyo-2020-preparing-for-any-disaster/articleshow/68403073.cms

New FEMA plan could make flood insurance more costly for some https://www.inman.com/2019/03/12/new-fema-plan-could-make-flood-insurance-more-costly-for-some/

ARA Flood Risk Map Enhanced with Bluesky 3D Terrain Models https://www.agilitypr.news/ARA-Flood-Risk-Map-Enhanced-with-Bluesky-2526

 

Emergency Management

The State of Recovery in Tōhoku Eight Years after 3/11 https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-data/h00404/the-state-of-recovery-in-tohoku-eight-years-after-311.html

Sirens not a good tornado warning method https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2019/03/07/thoughts-on-the-lee-county-alabama-tornado-worthless-sirens-and-unsafe-mobile-homes/

Missing ingredient in healing cities after disaster? Culture http://news.trust.org/item/20190304134937-2rmnh/

People living with a disability represented on community disaster management committees – Timor-Leste https://www.australianhumanitarianpartnership.org/field-stories/disaster-ready-people-living-with-a-disability-represented-on-community-disaster-management-committees-timor-leste

‘It could have been my own child’ – Alexandra flash flood hero Vincent Cosa https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/it-could-have-been-my-own-child-alexandra-flash-flood-hero-vincent-cosa-20190310

Civil Protection Cooperation in the European Union: How Trust and Administrative Culture Matter for Crisis Management https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030028572

‘We need our own Elvis’: Former fire chiefs warn Australia is unprepared for bushfire peril https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/we-need-our-own-elvis-former-fire-chiefs-warn-australia-is-unprepared-for-bushfire-peril-20190311-p5139j.html

To build or not build: that is the Townsville question http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/blogpost/agissing/2019/build-or-not-build-townsville-question?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=gissingblogtownsville

Good news for drones: they can be used in rescues and situational awareness https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46829931

Quantitative resilience assessment in emergency response reveals how organizations trade efficiency for redundancy https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753518312013

The road to recovery: Rebuilding the transport sector after a disaster http://blogs.worldbank.org/transport/road-recovery-rebuilding-transport-sector-after-disaster

UN supports humanitarian response to floods in Malawi and joins Government in warning of additional flood risks https://mw.one.un.org/un-supports-humanitarian-response-to-floods-in-malawi-and-joins-government-in-warning-of-additional-flood-risks/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Common Misconceptions about Disaster http://emergency-planning.blogspot.com/2019/03/common-misconceptions-about-disaster.html

Social media usage patterns during natural hazards https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0210484#references

After the 2011 disaster, which killed his grandmother and laid waste to his ancestral home, an American journeys to Japan to search for what the tsunami left in its wake https://longreads.com/2019/03/11/after-the-tsunami/

Role playing to learn about disasters in university https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/03/harvard-students-see-natural-disaster-from-three-sides/

Sismologie éducative au Népal : un programme en milieu scolaire pour rendre les enfants plus vigilants http://wp.unil.ch/geoblog/2019/03/sismologie-educative-au-nepal-un-programme-en-milieu-scolaire-pour-rendre-les-enfants-plus-vigilants/

Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011 https://www.britannica.com/event/Japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-of-2011

Community engagement for flooding in the Pang Valley https://landwise-nfm.org/2019/03/07/flooding-in-the-pang-valley-past-present-and-future/

Bottom-up citizen initiatives in natural hazard management: Why they appear and what they can do? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330534915_Bottom-up_citizen_initiatives_in_natural_hazard_management_Why_they_appear_and_what_they_can_do

Resilient Australia Awards open for submissions https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/resilient-australia-awards

ANYCaRE: a role-playing game to investigate crisis decision-making and communication challenges in weather-related hazards https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/19/507/2019/

 

Psychology and Disasters

More than half of the people affected by north Queensland’s unprecedented flooding event chose not to evacuate and were not prepared with one quarter without flood insurance https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-22/preliminary-survey-results-north-qld-floods/10831934

 

Sociology and Disasters

Poverty and tornadoes https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2019/03/08/letter-from-tornado-alley/c05XqVH9UbXGAcP3NKg1RN/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe:social:googleamp:sharetools

Culture and Disaster Action Network (CADAN) http://cultureanddisaster.org/