Today in disaster resilience (1 March 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Tennessee in state of emergency as flood, storm threat continues in Nashville area https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2019/02/23/nashville-braces-severe-storms-may-cap-record-breaking-rainfall/2960994002/

Severe flash flooding in Grenada, Mississippi https://watchers.news/2019/02/22/severe-flash-flooding-grenada-mississippi-february-2019/

Deadly tornado hits Columbus, extensive damage reported, Mississippi https://watchers.news/2019/02/24/columbus-tornado-february-23-2019/

Greece – 1 Dead After Record Rainfall in Crete http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-crete-storm-oceanis-february-2019

Angola – 4 Dead After Heavy Rain Hits Luanda http://floodlist.com/africa/angola-heavy-rain-luanda-february-2019

Papua New Guinea – 70 Houses Destroyed, 2 Dead After Floods in East New Britain http://floodlist.com/australia/papua-new-guinea-east-new-britain-floods-february-2019

Two interesting new landslide videos from the Himalayas https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/02/26/himalayas/#.XHVv0cVvn6s.twitter

Storm water floods California towns only reachable by boat https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/rain-prompts-evacuation-order-for-northern-california-towns/2019/02/26/b7f140e4-3a34-11e9-b10b-f05a22e75865_story.html?utm_term=.0e4b96735e5f

Colombia – 15,000 Affected After Rivers Overflow in Chocó Department http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-choco-february-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Marsden moorland fire: ‘Apocalyptic’ moorland blaze put out https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-47381119

Indonesia mine collapse: Dozens buried by landslide in Sulawesi https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47381579

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Feb 2019: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Ibu https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/76016/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Feb-2019-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Ibu-Duk.html

Devastating floodwaters cut off entire towns in Northern California https://www.cbsnews.com/news/northern-california-flooding-leaves-entire-towns-cut-off-russian-river/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change forces low-lying Marshall Islands to ‘elevate islands’ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/climate-change-forces-low-lying-marshall-islands-to-elevate-islands

The Katowice Climate Package: Making The Paris Agreement Work For All https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/katowice-climate-package

The private sector’s 5 big climate risk and adaptation blind spots https://www.greenbiz.com/article/private-sectors-5-big-climate-risk-and-adaptation-blind-spots

It is absolutely time to panic about climate change https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/2/22/18188562/climate-change-david-wallace-wells-the-uninhabitable-earth

Global Warming’s Compounding Dangers https://www.climatecentral.org/news/report-climate-pile-up-global-warmings-compounding-dangers

What the 17th century’s “Little Ice Age” teaches us about climate change https://qz.com/1554962/what-17th-centurys-little-ice-age-teaches-us-on-climate-change/

A world without clouds? Hardly clear, climate scientists say https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/02/world-without-clouds-hardly-clear-climate-scientists-say?r3f_986=https://t.co/R0STJ919p5

Evidence for man-made global warming hits ‘gold standard’: scientists https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-temperatures-idUSKCN1QE1ZU?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c7485331adf640001b8e981&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Is Climate Change to Blame for Queensland’s Historic Flooding? https://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/Is-Climate-Change-to-Blame-for-Queensland%E2%80%99s-Historic-Flooding-/

‘It’s been extreme’: Australia’s summer smashes seasonal heat records https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/it-s-been-extreme-australia-s-summer-smashes-seasonal-heat-records-20190227-p510od.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1551253168

Sea level rise’s impact on property values will be greatest in N.J. Shore towns, study says https://www.philly.com/science/climate/climate-change-sea-level-rise-new-jersey-shore-ocean-city-property-values-20190227.html?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

‘A Harbinger of Things to Come’: Farmers in Australia Struggle With Its Hottest Drought Ever http://time.com/longform/australia-drought-photos/

Why are there UK wildfires in February? https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47389480

Why action against climate change is so important and How partners are helping the people of Papua New Guinea? http://www.pg.undp.org/content/papua_new_guinea/en/home/presscenter/articles/2019/why-action-against-climate-change-is-so-important-and-how-partne.html

BOM Webinar recording: State of the Climate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFwxiAzRh-U&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=li&utm_medium=org&utm_campaign=sm-017-0025&utm_content=vid

Climate, the crisis that threatens our political duopoly https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-the-crisis-that-threatens-our-political-duopoly-20190227-p510j7.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1551304153

Unprepared for climate change: Mauritius needs to go beyond treating the symptoms of environmental degradation https://diraj.org/unprepared-for-climate-change-mauritius-needs-to-go-beyond-treating-the-symptoms-of-environmental-degradation/

Compared to climate observations that date back to 1910, this summer could certainly be classed as extreme https://www.afr.com/news/economy/if-this-summer-felt-different-that-is-because-it-was-20190227-h1brwl

To fight climate change, first “talk about it,” climate scientist says https://www.cbsnews.com/news/katharine-hayhoe-to-fight-climate-change-talk-about-it/

2018-19 was Australia’s hottest summer on record, with a warm autumn likely too https://theconversation.com/2018-19-was-australias-hottest-summer-on-record-with-a-warm-autumn-likely-too-112616?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Iceberg twice the size of New York City is set to break away from Antarctica https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/26/iceberg-break-away-antarctica-ice-shelf?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Coastal Flooding Is Erasing Billions in Property Value as Sea Level Rises. That’s Bad News for Cities https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28022019/coastal-flooding-home-values-sea-level-rise-climate-change-ocean-city-miami-beach

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilized World https://www.civilgeo.com/the-water-will-come-examines-the-science-politics-and-humanitarian-crises-posed-by-rising-sea-levels/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Why should flood risk professionals care about how or why the private sector enters the flood insurance market? https://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=597

Flood funds rolled out to Somerset farms in online auction https://www.fwi.co.uk/business/payments-schemes/flood-funds-rolled-out-to-somerset-farms-in-online-auction

PDC’s NDPBA Program strengthens national capacity while reducing disaster risk worldwide https://www.pdc.org/pdcs-national-disaster-preparedness-baseline-assessment-program-strengthens-national-capacity-while-reducing-risk-worldwide/

Indian Monsoon: Soil moisture, temperature pattern to predict threat to life; study https://www.skymetweather.com/content/weather-news-and-analysis/indian-monsoon-soil-moisture-temperature-pattern-to-predict-threat-to-life-study/

Coastal communities should exercise caution in using FEMA Flood Maps as the primary indicator of coastal risk https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/coastal-communities-should-exercise-caution-using-fema-rob-young/

A French beach cleared of homes shows NC the way https://www.newsobserver.com/latest-news/article226637279.html

Copernicus Sentinel-1 reveals shared plumbing led to Agung awakening https://phys.org/news/2019-02-copernicus-sentinel-reveals-plumbing-agung.html

National Drought Map now available https://pmc.gov.au/news-centre/domestic-policy/national-drought-map-now-available

California’s Exposure to Volcanic Hazards https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2018/5159/sir20185159.pdf

Modeling Wind Direction Distributions Using a Diagnostic Model in the Context of Probabilistic Fire Spread Prediction https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmech.2019.00005/full?utm_source=S-TWT&utm_medium=SNET&utm_campaign=ECO_FMECH_XXXXXXXX_auto-dlvrit

Varying Impact of Earthquake- and Monsoon-Induced Landslides https://eos.org/articles/varying-impact-of-earthquake-and-monsoon-induced-landslides

INFORM is a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters http://www.inform-index.org/

International committee continues study continues on preventing floods https://www.mymalonetelegram.com/article/20190225/MTG01/190229181

Tunneling Offers a Solution to Houston’s Flooding Problems https://apnews.com/3a13c524802349bca8c14eefaf7ba34d

OPERANDUM aims to reduce hydro-meteorological risks in European territories https://www.operandum-project.eu/the-project/

Many impacted by floods don’t have proper insurance to cover damages https://www.wjhl.com/local/many-impacted-by-floods-don-t-have-proper-insurance-to-cover-damages/1812722445

Hampton weighs whether to require future homes be built on pilings https://www.unionleader.com/news/politics/local/hampton-weighs-whether-to-require-future-homes-be-built-on/article_b8c9a6e1-b914-57c5-8e35-84b8a3df782d.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

US may get early warning system for volcanoes https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-u-s-may-finally-get-an-early-warning-system-for-vo-1832931640?IR=T

Developing and trialling improved capabilities for forecasting for surface water flooding via NHP http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/en/Default/FCRM/Project.aspx?ProjectID=89cedb43-474a-4c44-ac85-9a1b649022d0&PageID=9719662d-81e9-4a8f-b46f-72675770cdce

Vanuatu and Tonga top the world for disaster risk https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/383558/vanuatu-and-tonga-top-the-world-for-disaster-risk

Is your building safe after an earthquake? These cheap sensors could tell you https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/02/your-building-safe-after-earthquake-these-cheap-sensors-could-tell-you

Flood risk scenarios for England to 2065 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/environment-agency-publishes-new-evidence-to-plan-for-flood-and-coastal-risk-up-to-2065

Special issue “Flood risk governance for more resilience” https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/63922

Converting flood-prone properties to green space is a smart way to help mitigate future flooding–but only if you do it strategically https://www.fastcompany.com/90312897/heres-the-smartest-way-for-cities-to-rebuild-after-a-flood

 

Emergency Management

‘Lot of grief’ as acute water shortages threaten drought-hit NSW towns https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/lot-of-grief-as-acute-water-shortages-threaten-drought-hit-nsw-towns-20190222-p50zl5.html

How the Forest Stewards Guild is Building the Next Generation of Fire Practitioners: The Forest Stewards Youth Corps Fire and Fuels Program https://fireadaptednetwork.org/how-the-forest-stewards-guild-is-building-the-next-generation-of-fire-practitioners-the-forest-stewards-youth-corps-fire-and-fuels-program/

Reaching Harvey victims 18 months later, one door at a time https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Reaching-Harvey-victims-18-months-later-one-door-13639784.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Desktop)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

Townsville flooding – “The health response has been quite remarkable” https://www.ckn.org.au/content/townsville-flooding-health-response-has-been-quite-remarkable

Bracing for worst flooding in 24 years, residents ‘know the drill’ https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/02/26/get-out-now-fueled-cursed-by-russian-river-guerneville-evacuates/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Officials urge people not to play in flood water https://www.newschannel5.com/news/officials-urge-people-not-to-play-in-flood-water

Floods in the Hunter (1870) https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2019/02/25/floods-hunter-1870/

Flood protection to be outlined https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/environment/flood-protection-to-be-outlined-1-9610429

Getting started: Wildfire Community Preparedness Day toolkit https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/campaigns/national-wildfire-community-preparedness-day/getting-started-wildfire-community-preparedness-day-toolkit?utm_source=fabk&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fabk0006

Flood Exercise https://www.jbaconsulting.com/flood-water-management/flood-emergency-planning/

How to plan ahead for flooding https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/plan-ahead-for-flooding

Downpour! – Flood risk communication through interactive immersive street games https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/ioep/rfa/2019/00000003/00000001/art00003

Six years after: ‘Fukushima memories’ and continued willingness to participate in energy and environmental policy-making process in Japan https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/18692729.2018.1543244?journalCode=rcoj20

Developing models for emergency evacuation response https://www.movementstrategies.com/blog-posts/diary-of-an-evacuee

2 billion social media posts show that people are starting to normalise extreme weather events https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/02/15/1816541116

Flood Expo 2019 https://www.construction.co.uk/c/680296/flood-expo-2019

 

Psychology and Disasters

Traumatic stress: Who counsels the fire chief? https://www.firechief.com/2019/01/23/traumatic-stress-who-counsels-the-fire-chief/

Mental health support for fire affected communities https://www.echo.net.au/2019/02/mental-health-support-fire-affected-communities/

Trauma Teddies https://www.redcross.org.au/get-involved/connect/volunteer/knitting-for-charity-trauma-teddies

Household preparedness in an imminent disaster threat scenario: The case of superstorm sandy in New York City https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918312196?fbclid=IwAR1cC4SxK0vcYK5Wg7dnxK25bTb15aNMjTJkv8fiKt8JwWSrykqp2xeQcGQ

We’re starting to normalize extreme weather https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/were-normalizing-extreme-weather-study

 

Sociology and Disasters

The rural impact of natural hazards https://resiliencechallenge.nz/rural-programme/the-rural-impact-of-natural-hazards/

“Nothing lays bare inequality and discrimination like a disaster” https://www.unisdr.org/archive/63913

Children are particularly at risk of physical injury and death during disaster resulting from extreme natural events such as earthquakes and cyclones https://reliefweb.int/report/world/world-risk-report-2018-focus-child-protection-and-childrens-rights

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Today in disaster resilience (22 February 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Heavy rain hits parts of Zimbabwe, breaks 42-year-old record, 60 gold miners feared dead https://watchers.news/2019/02/16/heavy-rain-hits-parts-of-zimbabwe-breaks-42-year-old-record-60-gold-miners-feared-dead/

Heavy rain results in flooding, above average crashes and high-water rescues around the Las Vegas valley, Nevada https://watchers.news/2019/02/15/heavy-rain-results-in-flooding-above-average-crashes-and-high-water-rescues-around-the-las-vegas-valley-nevada/

Deep M6.4 earthquake hits New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2019/02/17/deep-m6-4-earthquake-hits-new-ireland-region-papua-new-guinea/

Zimbabwe – Floods Leave 2 Dead in Masvingo Province http://floodlist.com/africa/zimbabwe-floods-masvingo-province-february-2019

Greece – 4 Missing After Flash Floods in Crete http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-flash-floods-crete-february-2019

Tropical Cyclone Oma to batter New Caledonia into midweek, New Zealand and Australia on alert https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/tropical-cyclone-oma-to-batter-new-caledonia-into-midweek-new-zealand-and-australia-on-alert/70007479

Chile – 6 Dead, Hundreds of Homes Destroyed After Floods in North http://floodlist.com/america/chile-floods-arica-tarapaca-antofagasta-february-2019

Ecuador – Floods in Los Ríos and Pastaza Provinces http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-los-rios-pastaza-february-2019

King tide, supermoon and Cyclone Oma cause flooding in Brisbane city suburbs, with more at risk https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/kind-tide-supermoon-and-cyclone-oma-cause-flooding-in-brisbane-city-suburbs-with-more-at-risk/news-story/78724933b81e0028e1eea0874616268f

Floods destroyed 346 homes, severely damaged 427, Chile https://watchers.news/2019/02/20/floods-destroyed-346-homes-severely-damaged-427-chile/

Dhaka fire that killed 80 raises questions over chemical stores https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/21/dhaka-fire-more-than-50-die-in-apartments-used-as-chemical-store?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Four dead from flash flood in Pakistan https://www.suchtv.pk/pakistan/balochistan/item/82494-four-killed-70-disappeared-in-balochistan-flash-flooding-as-emergency-declared.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Feb 2019: Etna volcano, Karymsky, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/75607/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Feb-2019-Etna-volcano-Karymsky-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Turr.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Sharp rise in methane levels threatens world climate targets https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/17/methane-levels-sharp-rise-threaten-paris-climate-agreement?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

The planet is getting warmer in catastrophic ways. And fear may be the only thing that saves us https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/opinion/sunday/fear-panic-climate-change-warming.html

‘If not us, who?’ Failure of representation drives youth climate strike https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/02/14/not-us-failure-representation-drives-youth-climate-strike/

UN announces roadmap to Climate Summit in 2019, a ‘critical year’ for climate action https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1032801

6 Compelling Reasons Climate Change Might Be A National Emergency https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/02/15/6-compelling-reasons-climate-change-might-be-a-national-emergency/#97d93e544c93

New Zealand: The cascading impacts of climate change: New research released https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/63712

Storm-Lashed South Carolina Reassesses Global Warming https://www.necn.com/news/national-international/Storm-Floods-South-Carolina-Reassesses-Global-Warming-Climate-Change-505957031.html

Hard-hit by climate change, Bangladesh finds solution in floating gardens https://www.dw.com/en/hard-hit-by-climate-change-bangladesh-finds-solution-in-floating-gardens/a-47304742

Pacific Regional Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance study underway https://ehs.unu.edu/media/press-releases/pacific-regional-climate-risk-adaptation-and-insurance-study-underway.html

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change, 2 ed. https://bookstore.ametsoc.org/catalog/book/thinking-persons-guide-climate-change-0

How climate change can make catastrophic weather systems linger for longer https://theconversation.com/how-climate-change-can-make-catastrophic-weather-systems-linger-for-longer-111832

‘See today, but remember tomorrow’ https://stories.undp.org/coasts-at-risk?platform=hootsuite

A Climate for Change: Millennials, Science and the Humanities https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17524032.2018.1500927?tokenDomain=eprints&tokenAccess=m8QSwkJbkicEuv2z2CXg&forwardService=showFullText&doi=10.1080%2F17524032.2018.1500927&doi=10.1080%2F17524032.2018.1500927&journalCode=renc20

PNG, the largest of the Pacific Island Countries, faces multiple climate change-related challenges https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/kickoff-meeting-of-papua-new-guinea-crews-project

11 Things Climate Change ‘Dismissive’ People Say On Social Media https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/02/16/11-things-climate-change-dismissive-people-say-on-social-media/#1989413c15e4

‘Uninhabitable Earth’ Spotlights 3 Climate Change Misunderstandings https://www.npr.org/2019/02/19/695874069/-uninhabitable-earth-draws-attention-to-3-major-misunderstandings-about-climate

Staten Island’s five-mile seawall will move forward with federal funding https://ny.curbed.com/platform/amp/2019/2/19/18231726/staten-island-climate-change-flood-barrier-usace?__twitter_impression=true

Turning up the heat on Australian cities http://info.propertycouncil.com.au/property-australia-blog/turning-up-the-heat-on-australian-cities#.XGyDHYC50CY.twitter

Countdown to Calving at Brunt Ice Shelf https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/144563/countdown-to-calving-at-brunt-ice-shelf

Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can’t humans see the writing on the wall? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/15/florida-climate-change-coastal-real-estate-rising-seas

Australian headlines are designed to scare people into not acting on climate change https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/21/australian-headlines-are-designed-to-to-scare-people-into-not-acting-on-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

The science/culture blend in climate science https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/02/the-science-culture-blend-in-climate-science/

West Bengal’s climate change conundrum Part II: Changing rainfall patterns have left Kolkata vulnerable to flooding; here’s why https://www.firstpost.com/india/west-bengals-climate-change-conundrum-part-ii-changing-rainfall-patterns-have-left-kolkata-vulnerable-to-flooding-heres-why-6112851.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

“These owners won’t sell after the first flood; they think they have another 99 years to go” https://www.statesman.com/zz/news/20190216/climate-change-means-more-floods-great-and-localized

A Survey of Disaster Risk and Resilience in Small Island States https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330939612_A_Survey_of_Disaster_Risk_and_Resilience_in_Small_Island_States

Dozens of flood-resistant doors fitted in the wake of Storm Desmond have broken https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-47203766

Surveying soil from the sky: Can satellites predict droughts and floods? https://wle.cgiar.org/thrive/2018/01/22/surveying-soil-sky-can-satellites-predict-droughts-and-floods

Brief, Repetitive Floods in Coastal Cities Cause Economic Losses https://eos.org/articles/brief-repetitive-floods-in-coastal-cities-cause-economic-losses

When floods cross borders, satellite data can help https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/63720

Over 350,000 Surinamese to benefit from flood risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/63703

Why do people live near active volcanoes? https://earther.gizmodo.com/why-so-many-people-choose-to-live-near-active-volcanoes-1832649751?IR=T

Great Barrier Reef coral at risk of bleaching from Queensland flood waters https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/18/great-barrier-reef-coral-at-risk-of-bleaching-from-queensland-flood-waters

The Meteorological Culprits Behind Strange and Deadly Floods https://eos.org/research-spotlights/the-meteorological-culprits-behind-strange-and-deadly-floods

The Disaster Risk, Global Change, and Sustainability Nexus https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/4/957

Texas City’s Flood Sensors Aim to Protect Life and Auto http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Texas-Citys-Flood-Sensors-Aim-to-Protect-Life-and-Auto.html

£67.4 million Ipswich tidal flood barrier officially opened https://www.gov.uk/government/news/674-million-ipswich-tidal-flood-barrier-officially-opened

Improving forecasting of flooding from intense rainfall through interdisciplinary research http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/weather-and-climate-at-reading/2019/improving-forecasting-of-flooding-from-intense-rainfall-through-interdisciplinary-research/

Nine minutes to flee: Parramatta’s ‘catastrophic’ flash-flooding warning https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/nine-minutes-to-flee-parramatta-s-catastrophic-flash-flooding-warning-20190214-p50xtv.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1550525729

Topographic Controls on the Extension and Retraction of Flowing Streams https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018GL081799

To build or not build: that is the Townsville question https://riskfrontiers.com/to-build-or-not-build-that-is-the-townsville-question/

Simulation of Daily Extreme Precipitation Over the United States in the CMIP5 30-yr Decadal Prediction Experiment https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0057.1

The government of Kenya is striving to put in place appropriate legislation, policies and strategies to increase the resilience and safety of the built environment https://www.gfdrr.org/en/feature-story/building-regulations-resilience-kenya

In living memory, geologists believed that the Earth was slowly shrivelling, little guessing how vibrantly alive it truly is https://aeon.co/essays/when-geology-left-solid-ground-how-mountains-came-to-be

If lawmakers won’t act, homebuilders and landlords must disclose flood risks https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/columnists/tomlinson/article/If-lawmakers-will-not-act-home-builders-and-13608197.php

Rare mega storm could overwhelm Los Angeles area, cause huge damage, experts say https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/rare-mega-storm-could-overwhelm-los-angeles-area-cause-huge-damage-experts-say

Up to 16% of global commercial facilities affected by coastal flooding https://www.carbon-delta.com/coastal-flooding/

Townsville homes may become ‘uninsurable’ due to flooding from climate change https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/20/townsville-homes-may-become-uninsurable-due-to-flooding-from-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

Bridging the Weather-to-Climate Prediction Gap https://eos.org/project-updates/bridging-the-weather-to-climate-prediction-gap

Need for interdisciplinary working in flood forecasting https://hepex.irstea.fr/ffir-interdisplinary/

Are LA’s High-Rises Ready for the Big One? https://the-big-one.scpr.org/stories/skyscrapers.html?_ga=2.33414270.1778670150.1550599204-1795147219.1544228614

Engineering With Nature: An Atlas https://ewn.el.erdc.dren.mil/img/atlas/ERDC-EL_SR-18-8_Ebook_file.pdf

Strategic approach to capacity development for implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: a vision of risk-informed sustainable development by 2030 https://www.unisdr.org/we/inform/publications/58211

The Limits of Earthquake Early Warning Accuracy and Best Alerting Strategy https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-39384-y

 

Emergency Management

Teddy’s reopens after destructive flood https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/teddy-s-reopens-after-destructive-flood-1.4300428

Firefighters get new tool for predicting wildfire danger https://wildfiretoday.com/2019/02/14/firefighters-get-new-tool-for-predicting-wildfire-danger/

Science in Puerto Rico Still Recovering After Hurricane Maria https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/science-in-puerto-rico-still-recovering-after-hurricane-maria-65479

Mangaung municipality begins clean up after devastating floods http://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/mangaung-municipality-begins-clean-up-after-devastating-floods/

Inquest to be held over deaths in custody during Townsville floods https://www.sbs.com.au/news/inquest-to-be-held-over-deaths-in-custody-during-townsville-floods

Extreme weather to blame for 2017 Lake Ontario flood, board concludes https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2018/06/21/lake-ontario-shoreline-flooding-2017-caused-extreme-rain-not-regulations-board-report/722182002/

Texas county begins using 911 tech to communicate with responders faster https://www.ems1.com/ems-products/technology/articles/393441048-Texas-county-begins-using-911-tech-to-communicate-with-responders-faster/

10 Strategies for Improving Emergency Management https://triecker.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/10-strategies-for-improving-emergency-management/

Flood-ravaged north-west Queenslanders urge BOM to fix radar ‘black spots’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-19/bom-radar-blackspot-concerns-after-qld-floods/10824146

Using flood model data to assist with humanitarian crises in the Middle East https://www.ambientalrisk.com/using-flood-model-data-assist-humanitarian-crises-middle-east/

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed the cost of Queensland’s “summer of disasters” http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/premier-counts-disaster-costs

Why Brock Long’s Leadership at FEMA Will Be Missed https://www.hstoday.us/federal-pages/dhs/fema-dhs-federal-pages/perspective-why-brock-longs-leadership-at-fema-will-be-missed/

Dog Lost During California Wildfire Reunites With Family 101 Days Later https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dog-reunion-camp-fire-kingston_n_5c6d8558e4b0e37a1ed3f256

Canadian collaboration for flood risk awareness gains ground https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/canadian-collaboration-for-flood-risk-awareness-gains-ground-801556703.html

DOJ sues New York over FEMA claims related to Sandy https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/430838-doj-sues-new-york-over-fema-claims-related-to-sandy

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Legal and Financial Advice Must Be Part of Every Community’s Disaster Response Kit https://citylimits.org/2019/02/15/opinion-legal-and-financial-advice-must-be-part-of-every-communitys-disaster-response-kit/

Disaster management on Twitter https://telanganatoday.com/disaster-management-on-twitter

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

Photography Exhibition – ‘Perspectives of Disaster Risk’ https://www.irec2019.org/photos

Maitland Floods in 1864 https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2019/02/18/maitland-floods-1864/

Disaster Day, hosted by the Health Science Center, is the largest student-led interprofessional emergency response simulation in the country https://today.tamu.edu/2019/02/15/texas-am-simulates-a-disaster-to-train-students-in-emergency-response/?platform=hootsuite

Help us shape bushfire management strategies in your area https://engage.vic.gov.au/bushfire-planning

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm shows video games can make us think seriously about climate change https://theconversation.com/civilization-vi-gathering-storm-shows-video-games-can-make-us-think-seriously-about-climate-change-111791?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1550503278

What defending my home during Tasmania’s bushfires taught me about disaster reporting https://www.abc.net.au/news/about/backstory/news-coverage/2019-02-19/what-i-learnt-about-disaster-reporting-during-tasmanias-fires/10824560

Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/BOSE/Citizen_Science/index.htm

Waters Rising- CFP special issue of Green Letters on floods https://www.easlce.eu/waters-rising-cfp-special-issue-of-green-letters-on-floods/

In disasters, Twitter influencers get out-tweeted https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190213142654.htm

Monitoring Volcanoes and Magma Movements https://www.edx.org/course/monitoring-volcanoes-and-magma-movements

Thinking about resilience in the face of severe weather events https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish/stopping-library-snowy-evening

 

Sociology and Disasters

How Natural Disasters Can Spur Gentrification https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/02/gentrification-causes-new-orleans-natural-disasters-hurricane-katrina/582499/

Stakeholders’ Perspectives of Social Capital in Informing the Development of Neighborhood-Based Disaster Resilience Measurements https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1936724419827987

Yellow River Floods And The Collapse Of Chinese Dynasties https://sciencetrends.com/yellow-river-floods-and-the-collapse-of-chinese-dynasties/

Today in disaster resilience (1 February 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Queensland rain: Daintree River beats 118 year flood record cutting off hundreds https://www.9news.com.au/national/2019/01/28/06/38/queensland-flooding-rainfall-daintree-river-record-level?ocid=Social-9News

Tasmanian bushfire property losses expected today as authorities warn of ‘risk to life’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-29/bushfire-risk-to-life-still-high-in-tasmania/10756452

Brazil – Hundreds Missing After Tailings Dam Collapse in Minas Gerais http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-tailings-dam-collapse-brumadinho-minas-gerais-january-2019

Havana tornado: Cuba’s capital hit by rare twister https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47025852?ocid=socialflow_twitter

Congo Ebola cases rise to 736 as problems noted in Katwa http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2019/01/congo-ebola-cases-rise-736-problems-noted-katwa

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides jumps to 68 https://coconuts.co/jakarta/news/death-toll-indonesia-floods-landslides-sulawesi-climbs-68-thousands-forced-flee-homes/

Algeria’s civil protection unit said on Saturday that five people died after being swept away by flood waters https://www.sott.net/article/405818-Flooding-kills-five-in-snow-hit-Algeria

Strong injuring mining earthquake near Rudna, Poland – 8 miners missing, 10 injured – January 29, 2019 https://earthquake-report.com/2019/01/29/moderate-earthquake-poland-january-29-2019/

Two dead one missing after floods, landslides in the Philippines https://www.sott.net/article/405960-2-dead-1-missing-due-to-floods-landslide-in-the-Philippines

A powerful polar vortex is blamed for at least seven deaths across the Midwest https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/temperatures-plunge-historic-lows-not-seen-decades-n964391

Peru – Heavy Rain Causes Building to Collapse in Apurímac Region http://floodlist.com/america/peru-hotel-collapse-rain-flood-apurimac-january-2019

Indonesia – Deadly Landslide in Bali http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-landslide-kubutambahan-bali-january-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 31 Jan 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Planchón-Peteroa, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/74424/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-Jan-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Planchon-Peteroa-Sabanc.html

12 killed and over 170 injured as severe floods hit Saudi Arabia https://watchers.news/2019/01/30/saudi-arabia-flood-january-2019/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate Change’s Hidden Victim: Your Mental Health https://medium.com/s/2069/the-emotional-damage-done-by-climate-change-2f8f9ad59155

Leaving no-one behind: Including a billion people to adapt to climate change https://www.adaptation-undp.org/leaving-no-one-behind-including-billion-people-adapt-climate-change#.XE7BWQtvGaQ.twitter

Get used to polar vortex outbreaks https://phys.org/news/2019-01-science-polar-vortex-outbreaks.html
Faster CO₂ rise expected in 2019 https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2019/2019-carbondioxide-forecast?WT.mc_id=LinkedIn_Content

Sea Level Rise Has Eroded $400 Million In Regional Home Values, Study Says https://www.wbur.org/news/2019/01/22/flooding-already-costing-homeowners-millions-in-lost-appreciation-study-finds

Can we take climate change more seriously? https://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/20190128184911-is-there-a-way-that-scientists-and-meteorologists-can-help-regular-citizens-take-climate-change-more-seriously/

Losses caused to India doubled due to change in climate https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/losses-caused-to-india-doubled-due-to-change-in-climate/story-Fa6agqIHvTYlCXWvX0iHIJ.html

The Next Financial Crisis Could Be Caused by Climate Change https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59xpxa/the-next-financial-crisis-could-be-caused-by-climate-change?utm_source=vicetwitterus

Climate change: The more we know, the worse it seems https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/25/opinions/climate-change-getting-worse-intl/index.html

People-powered climate change adaptation in Nepal https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/in-pictures-peoplepowered-climate-adaptation-in-nepal

Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/01/climate-change-colder-winters-global-warming-polar-vortex/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=social::src=twitter::cmp=editorial::add=tw20190127env-resurfcoldweather::rid=&sf206643510=1

U.S. Climate Concern Is Trending Upward https://www.carbontax.org/blog/2019/01/28/u-s-climate-concern-is-trending-upward/

World to miss 2020 climate ‘turning point’: analysis https://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/health/World-to-miss-2020-climate-turning-point/1954202-4945374-nnsgg8z/index.html

‘A January to forget’: Hot end to month puts heat records in play https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/a-january-to-forget-hot-end-to-month-puts-heat-records-in-play-20190129-p50u9i.html

Virtual-reality app shows future sea-level rise in San Francisco https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/01/app-shows-future-sea-level-rise/

ICRC to UN Security Council: Double impact of climate change and armed conflict harms people’s ability to cope https://reliefweb.int/report/world/icrc-un-security-council-double-impact-climate-change-and-armed-conflict-harms-people-s?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shared&utm_source=twitter.com

Rapidly receding Arctic Canada glaciers revealing landscapes continuously ice-covered for more than 40,000 years https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08307-w

Disclosure of climate-related financial risk https://riskfrontiers.com/disclosure-of-climate-related-financial-risk/

Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy https://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-germany-coal-power-20190126-story.html

The World Just Experienced the Four Hottest Years on Record https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/nasa-noaa-shutdown-2018-warmest-climate-record/581221/

Your World Is Going to Shatter: A letter from the future https://medium.com/s/2069/your-world-is-going-to-shatter-620ac40ec25c

Here’s How Much Ice Antarctica Is Losing—It’s a Lot https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/heres-how-much-ice-antarctica-is-losing-its-a-lot/

U.S. Midwest Freezes, Australia Burns: This Is the Age of Weather Extremes https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/29/climate/global-warming-extreme-weather.html

European waters drive ocean overturning, key for regulating climate https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190131143344.htm

U.S. Intelligence Officials Warn Climate Change Is a Worldwide Threat https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30012019/worldwide-threat-assessment-climate-change-intelligence-agencies-national-security?amp&__twitter_impression=true

In pictures: Polar vortex strikes North America https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47071683?ocid=socialflow_twitter

Polar vortex: Whatever happened to global warming? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47078054

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

To Improve Disaster Preparedness and Urban Resilience, Japan Shares Best Practices with Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/09/26/to-improve-disaster-preparedness-and-urban-resilience-japan-shares-best-practices-with-armenia-kyrgyz-republic-and-tajikistan

Near-Real-Time Flood Forecasting Based on Satellite Precipitation Products https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/11/3/252

Ontario Overland Flood Risk Mapping https://www.cityfloodmap.com/2016/06/ontario-overland-flood-risk-mapping.html

Pennsylvania Flood risk and mitigation https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/fact-sheets/2019/01/pennsylvania-flood-risk-and-mitigation

Ashghal to upgrade tunnel designs to prevent flooding https://www.gulf-times.com/story/620322/Ashghal-to-upgrade-tunnel-designs-to-prevent-flood

County recognized for floodplain management program https://www.fayettetribune.com/news/county-recognized-for-floodplain-management-program/article_73afbc9c-2000-11e9-85eb-2380a27c92c4.html

Signs of progress on national flood program for Canada https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/is-flood-re-coming-to-canada-1004151282/

Incorporating inland flooding into hurricane evacuation decision support modeling https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-019-03573-9

Google’s AI can predict floods with 75% precision https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/29/googles-ai-can-predict-floods-with-75-precision/

Space technology predicts droughts several months in advance http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/space-technology-predicts-droughts-several-months-in-advance

Understanding impacts of flooding and drought in South East Asia https://nerc.ukri.org/press/releases/2019/04-impacts/

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Zambia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOygmQFnaXY&feature=youtu.be

From El Nino to earthquakes: A leading disaster watcher scans the horizon for 2019 https://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2019/01/29/el-nino-earthquakes-leading-disaster-watcher-scans-horizon-2019

Extreme rainfall events are connected across the world https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/190029/extreme-rainfall-events-connected-across-world/

Toward a flood-resilient Kolkata http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2019/01/29/toward-a-flood-resilient-kolkata/

Inside efforts to prevent a regional Ebola crisis in central Africa https://www.irinnews.org/special-report/2019/01/16/ebola-crisis-prevention-central-africa-congo-uganda?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

River levels tracked from space https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190129124901.htm

The Unpredictability of Floods, Erosion, and Channel Migration https://eos.org/research-spotlights/the-unpredictability-of-floods-erosion-and-channel-migration

‘Absolutely necessary:’ Alberta buys more land for flood mitigation project in Calgary https://globalnews.ca/news/4903618/alberta-flood-mitigation-project/

A British tsunami? The Great Flood of 1607 http://www.kyrackramer.com/2018/01/30/a-british-tsunami-the-great-flood-of-1607/

Tackling uncertainty in flood forecasting http://www.hrwallingford.com/news/tackling-uncertainty-in-flood-forecasting

Don’t build mental health hospital on a flood plain, warns St. John’s deputy mayor https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/new-mental-health-hospital-1.4995720

European Flood Awareness System new web page https://www.efas.eu/

Study: Ultra-slow earthquake indicates deep crustal movement near Istanbul, Turkey https://watchers.news/2019/01/31/study-ultra-slow-earthquake-indicates-deep-crustal-movement-near-istanbul-turkey/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Emergency Management

Water Bombing Aircraft Crashes While Battling Victorian Fires https://tendaily.com.au/news/australia/a190128xoy/water-bombing-aircraft-crashes-while-battling-victorian-fires-20190128

FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center in Paradise, Calif., Offering Services to Camp Fire Victims http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/FEMA-Opens-Disaster-Recovery-Center-in-Paradise-Calif-Offering-Services-to-Camp-Fire-Victims.html

Insurance Claims From Deadly California Wildfires Top $11.4B  https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/California-Insurance-Commissioner-Claims-2018-Wildfires-504979801.html

Heatwaves Strike At The Heart And Claim More Lives Than Any Other Natural Disaster https://tendaily.com.au/lifestyle/health/a190124brh/heatwaves-strike-at-the-heart-and-claim-more-lives-than-any-other-natural-disaster-20190124

Culture of bullying could take years to change – Fire and Emergency boss https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/380907/culture-of-bullying-could-take-years-to-change-fire-and-emergency-boss

A Small Island Town Prepares for a Major Earthquake https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/01/vashon-island-washington-seattle-earthquake-disaster-preparedness/581401/

Vale to Dismantle 10 Dams in Wake of Brazil Mining Disaster https://www.wsj.com/articles/vale-employees-arrested-after-brazil-dam-collapse-11548760265

From Disaster Response to Community Recovery: Nongovernmental Entities, Government, and Public Health https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304895

Displaced by California’s Camp Fire, They’ve Been Through ‘Hell.’ As Last Shelter Closes, Where Will They Go? http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Displaced-by-Californias-Camp-Fire-Theyve-Been-Through-Hell-As-Last-Shelter-Sloses-Where-Will-They-Go.html

Fiji’s unheralded frontline disaster responders: women https://www.irinnews.org/news-feature/2019/01/30/fiji-s-unheralded-frontline-disaster-responders-women?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Drones to the rescue as Cyclone Desmond storms Mozambique https://insight.wfp.org/drones-to-the-rescue-as-cyclone-desmond-storms-mozambique-d7f501e40b0f

If the police step up stop-and-search tactics, trouble will follow https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/31/police-stop-and-search-riots-2011-london?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The science and art disciplines are usually treated as mutually exclusive entities, but they have much to offer each other https://eos.org/project-updates/sciart-teaching-across-the-interface

Bottom‑up citizen initiatives in natural hazard management: Why they appear and what they can do? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901118312577

Geography in education: exploring a definition https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education/geography-education-exploring-definition/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab

‘Hell in High Water’: Bluesman taps Mississippi roots in New Stage play about Great Flood of 1927 https://mississippitoday.org/2019/01/29/hell-in-high-water-bluesman-taps-mississippi-roots-in-new-stage-play-about-great-flood-of-1927/

Today in Dutch history: the 1953 North Sea flooding disaster https://www.iamexpat.nl/read-and-discuss/expat-page/articles/today-dutch-history-1953-north-sea-flooding-disaster

 

Disaster psychology

Zeehan residents on Tasmania’s west coast make decision to stay or go as bushfire threat looms https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/zeehan-residents-evacuate-or-defend-in-tasmania-bushfires/10748914

Americares: Healing in Puerto Rico https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrZMbCSi8h4&feature=youtu.be

Mild traumatic brain injury linked to higher risk of PTSD, depression https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/30/health/mild-traumatic-brain-injury-ptsd-depression-study/index.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

Anchors of Social Network Awareness Index: A Key to Modeling Postdisaster Housing Recovery https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29IS.1943-555X.0000471?casa_token=raZWxekXXIIAAAAA%3Ap5MUBflPfkTwI2FE4qsdXyYuMa0i-19Pg1yVvpyNQoUdsWSwxyM0gnRKl8DlrwLVeQuLa6k3LJk&

Role of Social and Human Capital in Household Resilience: Empirical Evidence from an Agricultural Village Community with Exposure to Significant Environmental Stresses in Sri Lanka https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40609-018-00137-w

Quantifying inequities in US federal response to hurricane disaster in Texas and Florida compared with Puerto Rico https://gh.bmj.com/content/4/1/e001191

Social capital and disasters: How does social capital shape post-disaster conditions in the Philippines? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330727013_Social_capital_and_disasters_How_does_social_capital_shape_post-disaster_conditions_in_the_Philippines

The Sociology of Climate Change as a Sociology of Loss https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/european-journal-of-sociology-archives-europeennes-de-sociologie/article/sociology-of-climate-change-as-a-sociology-of-loss/B16D58EC8D7F9AEE3227A35F4A9A5E20

Today in disaster resilience (11 January 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Marshalls and Kiribati hit by unseasonal storm https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/379459/marshalls-and-kiribati-hit-by-unseasonal-storm

Five dead, floods, blackouts after Thai storm, but tourist islands spared https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2180812/five-dead-floods-blackouts-after-thai-storm-tourist-islands

Afghan officials: Flash flood kills at least 30 villagers https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-6562161/Afghan-officials-Flash-flood-kills-30-villagers.html

Philippines – Over 100 Dead After Tropical Depression ‘Usman’ Triggers Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-tropical-depression-usman-floods-landslides-december-2018

Sri Lanka – Over 100,000 Affected by Floods After Days of Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-december-2018

Climate change hits home as Solomons flood again https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/379508/climate-change-hits-home-as-solomons-flood-again

Indonesia landslide death toll reaches 32 https://www.rappler.com//world/regions/asia-pacific/220455-death-toll-indonesia-landslide

Pacific Islands – Thousands Affected by Floods After Heavy Rain and Storm Surge http://floodlist.com/australia/pacific-islands-penny-mona-fiji-solomon-january-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thailand – Tropical Storm Pabuk Hits Southern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-tropical-storm-pabuk-january-2019

Powerful eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G. https://watchers.news/2019/01/08/manam-volcano-eruption-january-2019/

Eruption at San Miguel (Chaparrastique) volcano, El Salvador https://watchers.news/2019/01/09/eruption-at-san-miguel-chaparrastique-volcano-el-salvador/

Bolivia – Flooding Reported in Central and Southern Areas http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-floods-january-2019-santa-cruz-cochabamba-chuquisaca-tarija

Storm kills Syrian girl in Lebanon, causes widespread damage https://www.bradenton.com/news/business/article224123330.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Widespread flooding as storm hits northern Argentina https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/widespread-flooding-storm-hits-northern-argentina-190110085213297.html

Fears for more than 11,000 children in Idlib, Syria, as flooding hits camps https://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/fears-more-11000-children-idlib-syria-flooding-hits-camps

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Jan 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/73290/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Jan-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Shiveluch-Dukono-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Katharine Hayhoe: ‘A thermometer is not liberal or conservative https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/06/katharine-hayhoe-interview-climate-change-scientist-crisis-hope

As seas continue to rise, New Jersey buys residents out of flood zones https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/as-seas-continue-to-rise-new-jersey-buys-residents-out-of-flood-zones

With heatwaves like this, what sort of future do we have in store? https://www.smh.com.au/national/with-heatwaves-like-this-what-sort-of-future-do-we-have-in-store-20190103-p50pim.html

Why Are Sea Levels Rising Unevenly? https://www.ecowatch.com/sea-levels-rise-uneven-2625114769.html

All too often it’s poorer outer suburbs that end up far hotter than inner city enclaves https://amp.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/the-australian-suburbs-and-council-areas-most-vulnerable-to-extreme-heat/news-story/0df25ff17daedbb5793b20da70968671?__twitter_impression=true

Bottling generosity: People bring gifts of water to help quench a dry town https://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/5837438/bottling-generosity-people-bring-gifts-of-water-to-help-quench-dry-town/?cs=103

Adapt to climate change fallout, famed Western researcher advises https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/adapt-to-climate-change-fallout-famed-western-researcher-advises/wcm/fe11aade-5624-49eb-83a6-a226efdb0970

4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods http://100resilientcities.org/4-ways-cities-can-build-climate-resilient-neighborhoods/

Widespread and Accelerated Decrease of Observed Mean and Extreme Snow Depth Over Europe https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2018GL079799

Taking climate model evaluation to the next level https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0355-y

Report: US 2018 CO2 emissions saw biggest spike in years https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46801108

How soon will climate change force you to move? https://www.fastcompany.com/90288934/how-soon-will-climate-change-force-you-to-move

Once derided, ways of adapting to climate change are gaining steam https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/01/communities-adapt-to-changing-climate-after-fires-floods-storms/

Building human resilience for climate change http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/551504/28051577/1546448956667/Preparing+People+on+the+West+Coast+for+Climate+Change-+Recommenations+from+ITRC+Assessment+for+CA+and+the+PNW+Final+1-8-19.pdf?token=YDM8ForQ9ok5%2FALzVJ2t2C7nanw%3D

New solar energy installations tripled in capacity in 2018 in Australia https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/records-blown-away-as-rising-power-bill-fears-trigger-solar-pv-surge-20190108-p50q8f.html

The 2nd edition of the Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report (OSR 2) published in 2018 provides information on changes and variations in the ocean over the past decades http://marine.copernicus.eu/science-learning/ocean-state-report/ocean-state-report-2nd-issue/

Climate change poses dire challenges for Bangladesh https://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-poses-dire-challenges-for-bangladesh/a-46740543

The stunning chart revealing Australia’s record-breaking run of rising temperatures https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/the-stunning-chart-revealing-australia-s-record-breaking-run-of-rising-temperatures-20190110-p50qk1.html

Many companies are failing to accurately characterise their climate change risk or adequately prepare for its physical impacts http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2018/12/12/new-study-companies-around-the-world-are-vastly-underestimating-climate-change-risks-to-their-business/

Progress on integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction for sustainable development pathways in South Asia: Evidence from six research projects https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-integrating-drr-cca-plan

Greenland’s residents grapple with global warming http://news.trust.org/item/20190110115325-p53ly/

Climate change and climate denial: Two realities we need to confront http://news.trust.org/item/20190107133728-c9vqk/

Warming oceans likely to raise sea levels 30cm by end of century – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/10/warming-oceans-likely-to-raise-sea-levels-30cm-by-end-of-century-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Using satellite imagery of grounded icebergs near Greenland, researchers estimate the drafts of these ice masses and therefore water depth, measurements that shed light on future sea level rise https://eos.org/articles/icebergs-reveal-contours-of-the-ocean-bottom

Australia had third-warmest year on record in 2018 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/10/australia-had-third-warmest-year-on-record-in-2018

Antarctic sea ice is ‘astonishingly’ low this melt season https://grist.org/article/antarctic-sea-ice-is-astonishingly-low-this-melt-season/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly&utm_content=antarctic-sea-ice-is-astonishingly-low-this-melt-season%3Futm_medium%3Demail

The Last Four Years Have Been Earth’s Warmest on Record https://weather.com/news/climate/news/2019-01-08-2018-global-temperatures-fourth-warmest-climate-change

 

Disaster risk reduction

Trump Administration Sits on Billions in Storm Protection Money https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-03/trump-administration-sits-on-billions-in-storm-protection-money?

The search for the perfect indicator: Reflections on monitoring and evaluation of resilience for improved climate risk management https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096318301414

Register your voluntary commitment to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction https://sendaicommitments.unisdr.org/

The death of Venice? City’s battles with tourism and flooding reach crisis level https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/06/venice-losing-fight-with-tourism-and-flooding?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Volcanic lightning can help warn of dangerous eruptions https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/12/volcanic-lightning-can-help-warn-dangerous-eruptions-earth-geology/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=social::src=twitter::cmp=editorial::add=tw20190105science-volcaniclightning::rid=&sf205397452=1

More than 1.6 million Sydney residents are at high risk of flooding or bushfires, new analysis shows https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/millions-in-australia-s-east-face-natural-disaster-risk-20190101-p50p31.html

Total economic losses from natural and man-made disasters in 2018 are estimated to be USD 155 billion, down from USD 350 billion in 2017 https://www.swissre.com/media/news-releases/nr_20181218_sigma_estimates_for_2018.html

Special Issue “Statistical Analysis and Stochastic Modelling of Hydrological Extremes” https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/hydrological_extremes_model

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

Flood Cloud, a highly effective, simple-to-use, and cost-effective solution that is available to anyone who wants to undertake flood risk modeling https://www.wateronline.com/doc/how-cloud-based-modeling-capabilities-can-help-boost-cities-resilience-and-infrastructure-needs-in-the-face-of-climate-variability-0001?hootPostID=4cdf3b9d71a4fd0769a4683af35f9217

Nepal: A bigger, stronger earthquake is in the offing https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/natural-disasters/a-bigger-stronger-earthquake-is-in-the-offing-62668

Building resilient cities: an assessment of disaster risk management policies in Southeast Asia https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/urban-rural-and-regional-development/building-resilient-cities_9789264305397-en

Research to assess the economics of coastal change management in England and to determine potential pathways for a sample of exposed communities https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/economics-of-coastal-change-management-in-england-jacobs/

Adaptive process for SMART community governance under persistent disruptive risks https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13753-018-0204-7

Forest fires: Sparking firesmart policies in the EU https://ec.europa.eu/info/files/forest-fires-sparking-firesmart-policies-eu_en

CU Boulder hazards center lands $3M grant to support natural disaster research http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_32364233/cu-boulder-hazards-center-lands-3m-grant-support

Why doesn’t California treat its wildfire hazards like it battles flood risks? https://www.ocregister.com/2019/01/04/why-doesnt-california-treat-wildfire-hazards-like-it-treats-floods/

Australian Disaster Resilience Conference 2019 https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/australian-disaster-resilience-conference/

AFAC19 – Call for abstracts https://www.afacconference.com.au/call-for-abstracts/

Top 10 countries most at risk of humanitarian disaster in 2019 https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/top-10-countries-risk-humanitarian-disaster-2019-181213184843061.html

For the number of lives lost in flood events, 2018 figure of 35% was substantially higher than the 14% 1980-2017 average https://www.munichre.com/topics-online/en/climate-change-and-natural-disasters/natural-disasters/the-natural-disasters-of-2018-in-figures.html

Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves 2018 Interim Report https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.nibs.org/resource/resmgr/mmc/NIBS_MSv2-2018_Interim-Repor.pdf

Bagan Disaster Risk Management Plan https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/Bagan%20DRM%20Eng.pdf

Changing construction to boost flood resilience http://www.constructionmanagermagazine.com/onsite/changing-construction-boost-flood-resilience/

Participatory Risk Governance for Reducing Disaster and Societal Risks: Collaborative Knowledge Production and Implementation https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13753-018-0201-x

Volcanic avalanches and landslides are pretty common in the geologic record  http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2019/01/08/volcanic-avalanches-are-pretty-common/#.XDUVPtIzbIU

Storm Surge Propagation and Flooding in Small Tidal Rivers during Events of Mixed Coastal and Fluvial Influence https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/6/4/158

How much do floods cost India? https://medium.com/world-of-opportunity/how-much-do-floods-cost-india-4a9446117f71

Forest fire insurance costs soar https://www.reuters.com/article/us-insurance-disasters/forest-fire-insurance-costs-soar-idUSKCN1P2129

‘The focus shall not be on cost but on economic and social benefits of adaptation and resilience’ https://www.climatecentre.org/news/1091/a-the-focus-shall-not-be-on-cost-but-on-economic-and-social-benefits-of-adaptation-and-resiliencea

Congress Again Defers on Reforming Flood Insurance Program https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2019/01/09/congress-again-defers-on-reforming-flood-insurance-program

How Physics‐Based Earthquake Simulators Might Help Improve Earthquake Forecasts https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/568099/how-physics-based-earthquake-simulators-might-help#.XDYiGSOj_0A.twitter

From Dams to Coastal Barriers: How the U.S. Is Fighting Flooding in 2019 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/from-dams-to-coastal-barriers-how-the-u-s-is-fighting-flooding-in-2019/

Hull’s £42m tidal flood scheme gets the green light https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hulls-42m-tidal-flood-scheme-gets-the-green-light

New Zealand’s Islands Are Creeping Closer Together https://www.livescience.com/64175-earthquake-pushed-new-zealand-islands-closer.html

Mapping Where Norway is Moving https://www.gislounge.com/mapping-where-norway-is-moving/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gislounge+%28GIS+Lounge%29

California wildfire was world’s costliest natural disaster in 2018, insurer says https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-wildfire-was-world-s-costliest-natural-disaster-2018-insurer-n956376?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

Ombudsman to probe flood control ‘scam’ https://www.manilatimes.net/ombudsman-to-probe-flood-control-scam/494445/

Adapt, move or surrender? Manufacturing firms’ routines and dynamic capabilities on flood risk reduction in coastal cities of Indonesia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918308124

2018 UK Flood Map Update https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/2018-uk-flood-map-update/

Hurricane satellites reveal flooding https://spacenews.com/hurricane-satellites-show-flooding/

Approved developments in Charleston to see more scrutiny for flood rules https://www.postandcourier.com/news/approved-developments-in-charleston-to-see-more-scrutiny-for-flood/article_aac3b754-135f-11e9-922f-c3ea4bc00556.html

Emergency Management

3 Crisis Simulation Exercise Scenario Planning Tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAgcN_H60RE&feature=youtu.be

Deepwater, Baffle Creek bushfire recovery draws Team Rubicon ‘angels’ to help residents rebuild https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-04/deepwater-baffle-creek-bushfire-recovery-draws-team-rubicon/10685300

Night fire bombing deployed for the first time in Australia https://emergency.vic.gov.au/news-and-media/night-fire-bombing-deployed-for-the-first-time-in-australia

2 former deputies arrested after 2 women drowned in their transport van during Hurricane Florence https://www.yahoo.com/gma/2-former-deputies-arrested-2-women-drowned-transport-210515599–abc-news-topstories.html

With floods on the rise in Quebec, group looks to better prepare communities https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/flooding-quebec-prepare-1.4963293

Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/scholarships-for-volunteers/

Damage bill from Sydney December hail storm ‘catastrophe’ nears $675 million https://www.smh.com.au/money/insurance/damage-bill-from-december-hail-storm-catastrophe-nears-675-million-20190107-p50q1w.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1546852806

Preparing for Wildfire in Puget Sound https://sustain.org/preparing-for-wildfire-in-puget-sound/

February 2019 marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires which was one of the most significant disasters Victoria has experienced https://www.vic.gov.au/2009-bushfires.html

Safely Evacuating The Elderly In Any Emergency Takes Planning And Practice https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/12/28/673710296/safely-evacuating-the-elderly-in-any-emergency-takes-planning-and-practice

Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Advances in Evacuation Modelling https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10694-018-0807-y

Global Humanitarian Overview 2018 https://interactive.unocha.org/publication/globalhumanitarianoverview/#ataglanceposition

Australia’s emergency warning system hacked to deliver flood of messages https://portswigger.net/daily-swig/australias-emergency-warning-system-hacked-to-deliver-flood-of-messages

Federal Government Shutdown Could Hurt Hurricane Forecasts, Delay Storm Reports http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Federal-Government-Shutdown-Could-Hurt-Hurricane-Forecasts-Delay-Storm-Reports.html

Anchorage, Alaska, Is Swamped with Requests for Earthquake Damage Inspections http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Anchorage-Alaska-is-Swamped-With-Requests-for-Earthquake-Damage-Inspections.html

How to include more local women in emergency response https://www.irinnews.org/interview/2019/01/09/qa-how-include-more-local-women-emergency-response?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Oregon took a different approach to planning its initial response and other actions to save lives in the event of a major disaster https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2019-01-08/commentary-oregons-cascadia-playbook-focuses-on-disaster-preparation

President Trump warns he’ll cut off FEMA money for California fires https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/09/donald-trump-fema-california-wildfires/2523581002/

California to spend millions more on disaster response http://news.trust.org/item/20190109012252-t7uqp/

Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies Vol 22, Port Hills Wildfire Special Edition http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/issues/2018-2/AJDTS_22_2_full.pdf

Thailand limits death toll from Pabuk https://www.unisdr.org/archive/63029?preview=a0ae0e56534

‘Flood? What flood?’ Pub back open just hours after tidal surge flooding https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/harbour-inn-southwold-suffolk-2019-storm-surge-flooding-1-5846067

European Union brings relief to the victims of floods and landslides in the Philippines https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/philippines_en/56337/European%20Union%20brings%20relief%20to%20the%20victims%20of%20floods%20and%20landslides%20in%20the%20Philippines

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning Through Citizen Science https://www.nap.edu/download/25183

The tenth anniversary is a time to reflect and remember the 173 people who died in the 2009 Victorian bushfires, and to learn about how the fires changed the lives of so many, and how communities have rebuilt https://www.vic.gov.au/2009-bushfires.html

Of course everyone can communicate, but not everyone is good at it http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2019/1/4/of-course-everyone-can-communicate-but-not-everyone-is-good-at-it?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn

Earthquake early warning app now available in Los Angeles https://www.foxnews.com/tech/earthquake-early-warning-app-now-available-in-los-angeles?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Prepared pet-owners can avoid bushfire grief https://lighthouse.mq.edu.au/article/january/prepared-pet-owners-can-avoid-bushfire-grief

Interactive map plots your address over 750 million years of Earth’s history https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/interactive-map-plots-your-address-over-750-million-years-earths-history

Education under attack and battered by natural disasters in 2018 https://reliefweb.int/report/world/education-under-attack-and-battered-natural-disasters-2018

Does it take a miracle to survive a wildfire? https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2019/01/05/does-it-take-a-miracle-to-survive-a-wildfire

 

Disaster psychology

The physics of a crowd https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/the-physics-of-a-crowd/

Dynamic response and hydrodynamics of polarized crowds http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6422/46

Flowing crowds http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6422/27/tab-article-info

How To Determine if a Risk is Worth Taking https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/wander-woman/201901/how-determine-if-risk-is-worth-taking

Formative research for assisting behavior change: a practical guide for field workers https://www.actionagainsthunger.org/publication/2018/03/formative-research-assisting-behavior-change-practical-guide-field-workers

Geopolitical factors and mental health I https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0020764018808548?journalCode=ispa&

Media Coverage, Forecasted Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, and Psychological Responses Before and After an Approaching Hurricane https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2720065

Perceptions of floods and flood risk in Hull past/present/future https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/perceptions-of-floods-and-flood-risk-in-hull-past-present-future/?p101726

Factors Influencing Evacuation Behavior in Kīlauea Eruptions: An Examination of Residents in the Puna District, Hawaiʻi https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/factors-influencing-evacuation-behavior-in-kilauea-eruptions-an-examination-of-residents-in-the-puna-district-hawai-i

 

Sociology and Disasters

Young people most at risk in a flood according to British Red Cross and Environment Agency http://nemrc.net/2019/01/05/uk-young-people-most-at-risk-in-a-flood-according-to-british-red-cross-and-environment-agency/

Flood Memories, Social Vulnerability and Risk Communication in Southern Poland https://www.springer.com/la/book/9783030045937

Social Vulnerability as a Factor in Flood Preparedness https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-04594-4_4

How disaster can disrupt the boundaries between the private, parochial and public realms, allowing strangers to freely enter the home https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038026118754781

How Canadian disaster law can begin to integrate a vulnerability perspective to rectify existing gaps and flaws at all stages of the disaster cycle https://albertalawreview.com/index.php/ALR/article/view/2480

Today in disaster resilience (21 December 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Scotland’s weather: Storm Deirdre wreaks havoc across the country https://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland-s-weather-storm-deirdre-wreaks-havoc-across-the-country-1-4844851

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen Dumps Record Rain in Queensland http://floodlist.com/australia/australia-ex-tropical-cyclone-owen-dumps-record-rain-in-queensland?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Luopu Village: an interesting landslide triggered by a M=5.7 earthquake in Sichuan yesterday https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/12/17/luopu-1/

Tropical Cyclone Owen’s rainfall legacy http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/tropical-cyclone-owens-rainfall-legacy/528934

After Andhra, Cyclone Phethai accompanied by heavy rains makes landfall in Odisha, over 11,600 people evacuated https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india-cyclone-pethai-andhra-pradesh-depression-bay-of-bengal-met-department-indian-navy-standby-rescue-operations-odisha-high-alert-latest-updates-493865

Teenager found dead 2 days after swept away by flood https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1596426/teenager-found-dead-2-days-after-swept-away-by-flood

Thailand – Flash Floods Hit Southern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-southern-provinces-december-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Dec 2018: Krakatau volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/72441/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Dec-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Sa.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

To take on climate change, we need to change our vocabulary https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/15/to-take-on-climate-change-we-need-to-change-our-vocabulary?CMP=share_btn_tw

UN climate accord ‘inadequate’ and lacks urgency, experts warn https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/16/un-climate-accord-inadequate-and-lacks-urgency-experts-warn?CMP=share_btn_tw

200 Nations Agree On Global Climate Pact Rules After Weeks Of Talks https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paris-climate-agreement-global-deal-poland_us_5c157158e4b049efa752d123?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

The science is clear. Global warming is happening. We are the primary cause. https://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/global-warming/science-and-impacts/global-warming-science#.XBbArdIzbIV

Arctic’s 2nd-Warmest Year Puts Wildlife, Coastal Communities Under Pressure https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11122018/2018-arctic-report-card-climate-change-sea-ice-alaska-ecosystem-caribou-fish-global-warming?utm_content=buffer07747&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sydney and Melbourne vow to ditch coal power http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/12/13/sydney-melbourne-vow-ditch-coal-power/

Paris Agreement: Delivering Better Rules, Higher Ambition https://www.nrdc.org/experts/jake-schmidt/paris-agreement-mobilizing-higher-ambition-right-now

UN report: Cities are ‘key implementers’ of climate policies https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/un-report-cities-are-key-implementers-of-climate-policies/544041/

UN climate change talks avoid contentious issues in draft agreement https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/15/un-climate-change-talks-postpone-contentious-issues-with-draft-agreement?CMP=share_btn_tw

A road map to regional resiliency: solving climate change with capitalism https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article223094850.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Policy plan for renewable-powered Europe https://www.europeaninterest.eu/article/policy-plan-renewable-powered-europe/

How a Warming Himalaya Will Affect the Monsoons https://thewire.in/environment/how-a-warming-himalaya-will-affect-the-monsoons

Climate gentrification: Is sea rise and flooding turning Miami high ground into a hot commodity? https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article222547640.html

November 2018 ranked as the fifth hottest November on record, with the year to date coming in as fourth hottest for planet Earth https://www.noaa.gov/news/november-2018-was-fifth-hottest-on-record-for-globe

Summary of the Katowice Climate Change Conference http://enb.iisd.org/vol12/enb12747e.html

The rising sea and shaping of New Zealand https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2018/11/beach-road/

‘Greater warming’: different species under threat https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/greater-warming-different-species-under-threat-20181219-p50n7k.html

A warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture, and this is an important driver of the observed increase in the intensity of short-duration rainfall in Australia, sometimes linked to flash flooding https://theconversation.com/state-of-the-climate-2018-bureau-of-meteorology-and-csiro-109001

There has been a long-term increase in extreme fire weather, and in the length of the fire season, across large parts of Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

Why is sea level rising faster in some places along the US East Coast than others? https://phys.org/news/2018-12-sea-faster-east-coast.html

New IFRC report addresses climate change as #1 threat-multiplier for displacement in Asia Pacific https://www.climatecentre.org/news/1083/new-ifrc-report-addresses-climate-change-as-1-threat-multiplier-for-displacement-in-asia-pacific

That Global Warming Hiatus? It Never Happened. Two New Studies Explain Why. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18122018/global-warming-hiatus-pause-never-happened-studies-explain-climate-change-risbey-oreskes-mann

Concrete outcomes from UN climate change talks in Poland mean it is time to get to work http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2018/exceeding-expectations-in-katowice.html

‘Future-proofing’ is how you say climate change in Texas https://grist.org/article/future-proofing-is-how-you-say-climate-change-in-texas/

El Niños will be stronger and more frequent in the decades ahead because of global warming, causing “more extreme events” in the United States and around the world https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2018/12/16/global-warming-el-ninos-stronger-more-often-and-cause-floods/2295717002/

Singapore vulnerable to rising sea level, severe floods https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-vulnerable-rising-sea-level-flood-masagos-climate-11025762

Antarctic ice sheet crack raises global flood concerns https://mygoodplanet.com/antarctic-ice-sheet/

Risks of ‘domino effect’ of tipping points greater than thought, study says https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/20/risks-of-domino-effect-of-tipping-points-greater-than-thought-study-says?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Rising Waters Are Drowning Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-amtrak-sea-level/

The Best Books About Climate Change of 2018 https://chireviewofbooks.com/2018/12/20/the-best-books-about-climate-change-of-2018/

Heatwave set to blaze across Queensland for next few days https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-20/heatwave-weather-across-queensland/10634450

The Met Office global temperature forecast suggests that 2019 will be close to record warmth due to climate change and the added effect of El Niño-related warming in the Pacific https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2018/2019-global-temperature-forecast

Global warming has already raised the risk of more severe droughts in Cape Town https://theconversation.com/global-warming-has-already-raised-the-risk-of-more-severe-droughts-in-cape-town-107625

What would Jesus do? Talking with evangelicals about climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/19/talking-with-evangelicals-about-climate-change-south

Australia needs to take a leadership position on climate change https://www.theage.com.au/national/australia-needs-to-take-a-leadership-position-on-climate-change-20181218-p50mxh.html?btis

 

Disaster risk reduction

Oakland to mandate seismic retrofits of unsafe apartment buildings https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-to-mandate-seismic-retrofits-of-unsafe-13467812.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Locally-augmented resilience measurement in New Zealand https://resiliencechallenge.nz/trajectories-programme/locally-augmented-resilience-measurement-in-new-zealand/

What gets measured gets done: The New Zealand Resilience Index https://resiliencechallenge.nz/trajectories-programme/the-new-zealand-resilience-index/

Paradise will ‘rise from the ashes’ after Camp Fire. Is that a good idea? https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article222900130.html

Preparing for very bad floods in Jakarta https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2018/12/15/preparing-for-very-bad-floods.html

Number of people living in flood-prone areas in Japan has risen 4.4% over 20 years, research shows https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/12/17/national/number-people-living-flood-prone-areas-japan-risen-4-4-20-years-research-shows/#.XBgLu9IzbIU

Sugar Companies Must Construct Flood Protection Dykes To Save Investments https://nigeriaindustrialdigest.com/2018/12/17/sugar-companes-must-construct-flood-protection-dykes-to-save-investments/

Flood control projects now new cash cows https://inqsnap.inq.news/micro/182011

Anthropogenic stresses on the world’s big rivers https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0262-x

Remodelling the past for a resilient future https://www.gfdrr.org/aftershocks

Tracking open data for disaster risk management https://index.opendri.org/

Analysis of recent Sydney 1-in-100 year storm event https://www.jbarisk.com/flood-services/event-response/1-in-100-year-rainfall-causes-flooding-in-sydney/

Bridging the Gap Between Sustainability and Disaster Management https://eos.org/meeting-reports/bridging-the-gap-between-sustainability-and-disaster-management

Small Particles Play Large Role in Tropical Thunderstorms https://www.newswise.com/doescience/?article_id=705636&returnurl=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubmV3c3dpc2UuY29tL2FydGljbGVzL2xpc3Q=

Can Rivers Cause Earthquakes? https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/can-rivers-cause-earthquakes/

A million California buildings face wildfire risk. ‘Extraordinary steps’ are needed to protect them https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-california-buildings-in-fire-zones/

European Flood Awareness System https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL84noOfy_U

Top 10 Most Significant Flood Events By National Flood Insurance Program Payouts https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-flood-insurance

How Thames Water is tackling climate change and future flood risk by creating £60 million of green spaces https://www.bitc.org.uk/resources-training/resources/impact-stories/how-thames-water-tackling-climate-change-and-future

After Major Hurricanes, Communities Are Building Back Bigger, Not Smarter https://e360.yale.edu/digest/after-major-hurricanes-communities-are-building-back-bigger-not-smarter

California Knew the Carr Wildfire Could Happen. It Failed to Prevent it. https://www.propublica.org/article/california-carr-wildfire-failed-to-prevent-it

Why do people in Indonesia still live in disaster-prone areas? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/62715?platform=hootsuite

Why do people live in flood-prone areas? Reflections from Dar es Salaam https://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/why-do-people-live-in-flood-prone-areas-reflections-from-dar-es-salaam

Solving Nigeria’s flood menace https://www.stearsng.com/article/solving-nigerias-flood-menace

Improved guidance to assess flood defence overtopping http://www.hrwallingford.com/news/improved-guidance-to-assess-flood-defence-overtopping

This Native American Nation Maintained Canals In The Face Of Flooding For Over 1000 Years https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidanderson/2018/12/17/native-americans-worked-to-maintain-canals-in-the-face-of-flooding-1000-years-ago/#654370b91213

New Reports Give Sask. Guidance on Flood and Natural Hazards https://www.watercanada.net/new-reports-give-sask-guidance-on-flood-and-natural-hazards/

Federal support for 18 Alberta flood mitigation projects https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/federal-support-for-18-alberta-flood-mitigation-projects-702939911.html

Huge Global Tsunami Followed Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impact https://eos.org/articles/huge-global-tsunami-followed-dinosaur-killing-asteroid-impact

Top 10 publications on PreventionWeb in 2018 https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/2018-top-10

Warning against ‘volcano tourism’ risks https://www.bbc.com/news/education-46621304

The underground cathedral protecting Tokyo from floods http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20181129-the-underground-cathedral-protecting-tokyo-from-floods

Mozambique: tackling flooding through climate-resilient agriculture https://reliefweb.int/report/mozambique/mozambique-tackling-flooding-through-climate-resilient-agriculture

Emergency Management

A storm plan: New research creates model to help plan for special needs, pet-friendly shelters https://news.fsu.edu/news/science-technology/2018/11/19/a-storm-plan-new-research-creates-model-to-help-plan-for-special-needs-pet-friendly-shelters/

Lateral knowledge: shifting expertise for disaster management in Chile https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/disa.12313

Navigating the Paradox and Complexity of Humanitarian Relief https://theglobalobservatory.org/2018/12/navigating-paradox-complexity-humanitarian-relief-qa-fiona-terry/

For Many Southcentral Alaska Families, the Quake Isn’t Over. Dozens Are Still Displaced from Unsafe Homes http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-For-Many-Southcentral-Alaska-families-the-Quake-Isnt-Over-Dozens-are-Still-Displaced-From-unsafe-Homes.html

Pompeii will evacuate people to Sardinia by boat if Vesuvius erupts https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/18/pompeii-authorities-agree-evacuation-plan-in-case-vesuvius-erupts?CMP=share_btn_tw

Learning from the rubble: the case of Christchurch, New Zealand, after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329778744_Learning_from_the_rubble_the_case_of_Christchurch_New_Zealand_after_the_2010_and_2011_earthquakes

L’Aquila, central Italy, and the “disaster cycle”, 2009-2017 https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-01-2018-0022

Last day in Paradise: the untold story of how a fire swallowed a town https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/20/last-day-in-paradise-california-deadliest-fire-untold-story-survivors

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Community modelling: A technique for enhancing local capacity to engage with flood risk management https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901118302491

Their Plans Derailed by a Wildfire, Seniors at Paradise High School Wonder What’s Next https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/13/us/paradise-fire-survivors-california.html

What Googling Trends Tell Us about Public Interest in Earthquakes https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/89/2A/653/526296/what-googling-trends-tell-us-about-public-interest?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Preventing fire deaths through fire prevention public education https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-prevention/articles/393100018-Preventing-fire-deaths-through-fire-prevention-public-education/

Can seasonal hydrological forecasts inform local decisions and actions? A decision-making activity https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/35/2018/

Camp Fire created a black hole of communication https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/16/camp-fire-created-a-black-hole-of-communication/

Earthquake risk education: a partial statement for Italy https://terremotiegrandirischi.com/2018/12/13/earthquake-risk-education-a-partial-statement-for-italy-interview-with-romano-camassi/

Australian Disaster Resilience Glossary https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/glossary/?wordOfTheDayId=&keywords=&alpha=&page=1&results=50&order=AZ

Visualising the world’s population in 3D https://pudding.cool/2018/10/city_3d/?fbclid=IwAR06hBaoJBtJ-_fUlLYxq0Ku32364rLCyWzIVLNaKIsq7IX3-2KuwB9qfpo

Preparing for the ‘Big One’: ShakeAlert 2.0 May Save Your Life https://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/winter-2018-play/preparing-for-big-earthquake-shakealert-may-save-your-life

The importance of the Let’s Talk About Flooding campaign https://www.floodre.co.uk/guest-blog-paul-cobbing-chief-executive-of-national-flood-forum-looks-at-the-importance-of-the-lets-talk-about-flooding-campaign/

First European mobile app that enables its users to share pictures and other information on natural hazards in real time, and to access data about potential risks in their area https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/disasters-and-climate-change/an-app-to-fight-against-floods-wildfires-and-extreme-weather-events

The Waves Were Enormous, We Were Afraid of a Tsunami Attack https://medium.com/undp-in-asia-and-the-pacific/the-waves-were-enormous-we-were-afraid-of-a-tsunami-attack-c80007352e0d

Satellite Image Guide for Journalists and Media https://pierre-markuse.net/2018/12/18/satellite-image-guide-for-journalists-and-media/

A Serious Game Designed to Explore and Understand the Complexities of Flood Mitigation Options in Urban–Rural Catchments https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/10/12/1885

Communicating for maximum comprehension http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/57

Fire Stories: Living with Risk is a moving and beautifully told documentary about the 2013 bushfires which devastated the Blue Mountains https://www.bmwhi.org/fire-stories-living-with-risk?fbclid=IwAR3JBciqqgDMt8EU-nIPq6FT-U5RiAp0indzJlogUF_vFA3_FfQQfdK4bHU

‘You Cannot Argue with a Flood’: new 360 film in English and Tagalog https://www.humanitarianleadershipacademy.org/you-cannot-argue-with-a-flood-new-360-film-in-english-and-tagalog/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Success of the Workshop on the use of Social Media and Crowdsourcing for Disaster Management https://www.e2mc-project.eu/success-of-the-workshop-on-the-use-of-social-media-and-crowdsourcing-for-disaster-management

Nine tips about how to debunk geohazard misinformation in real time https://eos.org/articles/lessons-learned-from-kilauea-eruptions-media-frenzy

Crowdsourced study into harassment against women on Twitter https://www.wired.com/story/amnesty-report-twitter-abuse-women/

Paris terror attacks: exploring the mainstream and social media reaction https://realkm.com/2015/11/16/paris-terror-attacks-exploring-the-mainstream-and-social-media-reaction/

 

Disaster psychology

‘Children with higher levels of PTSD symptoms reported lower levels of social support from parents, teachers, and their schools’ https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/preliminary-findings-from-the-saint-thomas-strong-study

Stressed into silence: When the worst calls hit home for first responders https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/stressed-into-silence-when-the-worst-calls-hit-home-for-first-responders/417-623776080

Move out or dig in? Risk awareness and mobility plans in disaster-affected communities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329788631_Move_out_or_dig_in_Risk_awareness_and_mobility_plans_in_disaster-affected_communities

 

Sociology and Disasters

Biker Bar In The Malibu Hills Serves As Bedrock For A Fire-Ravaged Community https://www.npr.org/2018/12/19/675558726/biker-bar-in-the-malibu-hills-serves-as-bedrock-for-a-fire-ravaged-community?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2049

 

Today in disaster resilience (7 December 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Heavy rain sweeps away cars, leaves Bodrum underwater, Turkey https://watchers.news/2018/12/01/bodrum-flood-turkey-november-29-2018/

Strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits Anchorage, Alaska https://watchers.news/2018/11/30/anchorage-earthquake-november-30-2018/

Brutal flash floods hit Saudi Arabia https://watchers.news/2018/12/02/brutal-flash-floods-saudi-arabia/

7.0 Quake Strikes Anchorage https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/11/30/7-0-quake-strikes-anchorage-here-is-everything-you-need-to-know/#65a815a1d125

Iraq’s Nineveh province declares state of emergency following flash flooding https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/iraq-s-nineveh-province-declares-state-of-emergency-following-flash-flooding-1.798252

Colombia landslide leaves at least 254 dead and hundreds missing https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/01/colombia-landslide-mocoa-putumayo-heavy-rains

Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides Hit Java and Sumatra http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-java-sumatra-december-2018

The largest December tornado outbreak in history of Illinois https://watchers.news/2018/12/04/illinois-tornado-outbreak-december-1-2018/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

7.5 Quake Rocks New Caledonia: Here Is Everything You Need To Know https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/12/05/7-5-quake-rocks-new-caledonia-here-is-everything-you-need-to-know/#49a34a5e1347

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Dec 2018: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/72165/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Dec-2018-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Saba.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Loss and Damage from Climate Change https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-72026-5

Very Hot and Very Dry Conditions Have Doubled Worldwide, Study Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/very-hot-and-very-dry-conditions-have-doubled-worldwide-study-finds

Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46384067

‘New weapon’: courts offer hope for driving serious climate action https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/new-weapon-courts-offer-hope-for-driving-serious-climate-action-20181130-p50jb0.html

Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/02/world-verge-climate-catastophe?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Canadian cities woefully unprepared for effects of climate change: study https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadian-cities-woefully-unprepared-for-effects-of-climate-change-study-1.4201312#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=8wFUUdT

Queensland’s ‘abnormal’ bushfires linked to climate change https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-01/why-qld-bushfires-have-been-described-as-abnormal-unprecedented/10571122

Climate Change First Became News 30 Years Ago. Why Haven’t We Fixed It? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/07/embark-essay-climate-change-pollution-revkin/

Dueling realities? Age, political ideology divide Canadians over cause & threat of climate change http://angusreid.org/climate-change-beliefs/

Sir David Attenborough: Climate change ‘our greatest threat’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46398057

‘We are last generation that can stop climate change’ – UN summit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/03/we-are-last-generation-that-can-stop-climate-change-un-summit?CMP=share_btn_tw

IAG says extreme weather events consistent with climate change https://www.afr.com/business/insurance/iag-says-extreme-weather-events-consistent-with-climate-change-20181130-h18k4k

COP24: climate protesters must get radical and challenge economic growth https://theconversation.com/cop24-climate-protesters-must-get-radical-and-challenge-economic-growth-107768?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1543588466

How Germany is helping cities around the world deal with the effects of climate change https://www.deutschland.de/en/topic/environment/urban-climate-protection-project-cities-fit-for-climate

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets under  1.5 °C global warming https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0305-8.epdf?shared_access_token=zooxRw-On3fgULlmEI7hDNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0P_tXi6EBxQ8p_EcCElhVk0mzj-1VRC3iQllL4RNWUFGvmCZygJ3nW44MDllPI04_p-Z1CDbnGTRkJn-_V-QsSXqjYYE03eFD83L-W5qR6LL7vkdR7Nk8yjrduy42MuVc8%3D

Climate Change Adaptation in Africa http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/climate-change-adaptation-in-africa.html

‘Retreat’ Is Not An Option As A California Beach Town Plans For Rising Seas https://www.npr.org/2018/12/04/672285546/retreat-is-not-an-option-as-a-california-beach-town-plans-for-rising-seas

The psychology of climate change: Why people deny the evidence https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/climate-change-psychology-1.4920872

Making Australia a renewable energy exporting superpower https://theconversation.com/making-australia-a-renewable-energy-exporting-superpower-107285

Follow the leader? Conceptualising the relationship between leaders and followers in polycentric climate governance https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09644016.2019.1522029?journalCode=fenp20

Carbon emissions will reach 37 billion tonnes in 2018, a record high https://theconversation.com/carbon-emissions-will-reach-37-billion-tonnes-in-2018-a-record-high-108041

The Climate Clock: Counting down to 1.5C https://theconversation.com/the-climate-clock-counting-down-to-1-5-107498

Australia won’t lift 2030 Paris target as minister heads to summit https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/australia-won-t-lift-2030-paris-target-as-minister-heads-to-summit-20181204-p50k6v.html

Global Carbon Budget 2018 https://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/10/2141/2018/

Tracing the Path of Carbon in North America https://eos.org/articles/tracing-the-path-of-carbon-in-north-america

Climate change has chipped away at home values on the Mississippi Coast, new analysis says https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2018/12/04/seal-level-rise-flooding-affect-home-values-mississippi-gulf-coast/2154522002/

Playing chicken with the government on rising seas https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/12/05/351236/playing-chicken-with-the-government-on-rising-seas

In the face of climate change, ranking states by prosperity invites disaster https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/05/climate-change-ranking-prosperity-invites-disaster-henrietta-moore-ucl?CMP=share_btn_tw

Global warming will happen faster than we think https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07586-5

Greenland’s Ice Melt Is in ‘Overdrive,’ With No Sign of Slowing https://insideclimatenews.org/news/05122018/greenland-ice-sheet-melting-tipping-points-sea-level-rise-climate-change-arctic-warming?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Climate change made 2018 UK summer heatwave ‘30 times more likely’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/met-office-climate-change-made-2018-uk-summer-heatwave-30-times-more-likely

 

Disaster risk reduction

Bushfires, cyclones and floods put Australia in the world’s natural disaster top 10 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-30/natural-disaster-economic-impact-chart/10499688

Anchorage earthquake was a big one, but it could have been much worse. Why L.A. should take warning https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anchorage-earthquake-explainer-20181130-story.html

Protect, accommodate, retreat or avoid (PARA): Canadian community options for flood disaster risk reduction and flood resilience https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3529-z

Clifton and Rawcliffe flood defence plans on show https://www.minsterfm.com/news/local/2752129/clifton-and-rawcliffe-flood-defence-plans-on-show/

Designing for Flood Risk: European Strategies for Climate Adaptation https://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/committee-resilient-environments-core-4

Egypt parliament members urge government to prepare for floods http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/2/61299/Parliament-members-urge-government-to-prepare-for-floods

Flood insurance rebuilds homes with public money repeatedly http://www.sungazette.com/news/top-news/2018/12/flood-insurance-rebuilds-homes-with-public-money-repeatedly/

Extreme Rainfall and Flooding over Central Kenya Including Nairobi City during the Long-Rains Season 2018: Causes, Predictability, and Potential for Early Warning and Actions https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/9/12/472

Managed retreat: Is the RMA up to it? https://resiliencechallenge.nz/governance-programme/managed-retreat-is-the-rma-up-to-it/

Friday’s massive earthquake was a potent reminder of Alaska’s risks https://www.arctictoday.com/fridays-massive-earthquake-potent-reminder-alaskas-risks/

A new collection of satellite images starkly illustrates the sheer size and imprint of the world’s urban centers and their vulnerability https://e360.yale.edu/features/from-high-above-a-new-way-of-seeing-our-urban-planet

Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/strict-building-codes-helped-anchorage-withstand-quake

How Llanelli avoided flooding during Storm Callum https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-46344363

Bushfires in the tropics: Queensland faces terrifying new reality https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/04/bushfires-tropics-queensland-terrifying-new-reality-cyclones-flooding

Revised ACT riverine flood maps https://www.environment.act.gov.au/water/riverine-flood-maps

Venice flooding is getting worse – and the city’s grand plan won’t save it https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/venice-flooding-sinking-climate-change-sewage-waters-rising-10957746

Report: Maria had $43B impact on Puerto Rico’s economy https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/report-maria-43b-impact-puerto-ricos-economy-59584452

Anchorage Has Had 1,400 Aftershocks In Just Four Days. Here’s Why https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/12/03/anchorage-has-had-1400-aftershocks-in-just-four-days-heres-why/#707210d21d8d

From risk to opportunity: Expanding the risk management toolbox to build more resilient societies https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/risk-opportunity-expanding-risk-management-toolbox-build-more-resilient-societies

Causes of the Anchorage quake http://earthquakes.berkeley.edu/blog/2018/12/03/a-quake-inside-a-diving-plate.html

Restore Louisiana offering buyouts to people living in floodways who were affected by 2016 storms https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_d49673ec-f752-11e8-ba35-6f71f9270ab0.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

The Connectivity Hub aims to help the climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) communities work together https://www.sei.org/projects-and-tools/tools/the-connectivity-hub/?utm_content=buffer043ba&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Urban flooding disrupts local economies, public safety, housing equity http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20181130-urban-flooding-disrupts-local-economies-public-safety-housing-equity#.XAaShAIHFjs.twitter

Adaptable, scalable and cost effective local solution to urban flooding prevention https://phys.org/news/2018-11-scalable-effective-local-solution-urban.html

Tornado Alley shifting east https://watchers.news/2018/12/02/tornado-alley-shifting-east/

Livestock ‘couldn’t escape the fire’ say farmers pointing finger at National Parks for lack of controlled burning https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-12-05/farmers-losing-livestock-point-fingers-at-national-parks/10580338?pfmredir=ms

Scientists release new global earthquake hazard and risk maps https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/earthquake-hazard-and-risk-maps

AI startup aims to predict flooding, down to your block https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/technology/article/Startup-aims-to-predict-flooding-down-to-your-13443313.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Design for flooding: how cities can make room for water https://theconversation.com/design-for-flooding-how-cities-can-make-room-for-water-105844

Sinking Jakarta could face major flooding by 2025, experts say https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/sinking-jakarta-could-face-major-flooding-by-2025-experts-say

Hurricane Florence made history, breaking 28 flood records in the Carolinas https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article222615945.html

Let it flow: In about-face, state breaks and shifts levees to restore natural floodplains https://calmatters.org/articles/restoring-floodplains-reversal-california-central-valley/

Climate Report Proves Need for A Flood Protection Standard https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/climate-report-proves-need-flood-protection-standard

California insured wildfire losses could reach $13B: AIR https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20181206/NEWS06/912325536/California-insured-Camp-Woolsey-wildfire-losses-could-reach-$13-billion-AIR-Worl?utm_campaign=BI20181206BreakingNewsAlert

Planning application submitted for further £112.1m of Leeds flood defences https://www.gov.uk/government/news/planning-application-submitted-for-further-1121m-of-leeds-flood-defences

 

Emergency Management

Camp fire evacuation warnings failed to reach more than a third of residents meant to receive calls https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-paradise-evacuation-warnings-20181130-story.html

A spatiotemporal analysis of fire incidents in Manila from 2011-2016: Implications for fire prevention https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-05-2018-0147?journalCode=dpm

Body Composition Changes of United States Smokejumpers during the 2017 Fire Season https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/3/48

California Regulators to Review PG&E’s Corporate Structure, Safety Culture in Wake of Deadly Fires https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/california-to-review-pges-corporate-structure-safety-culture-in-wake-of-dea#gs.l8ECuMI

Well-practiced collaboration among emergency agencies is crucial to an effective response https://www.governmentnews.com.au/run-diagnostic-on-disaster-plans-expert/

GIS technology aids in effective response to California wildfires https://www.firerescue1.com/amu/articles/393022018-GIS-technology-aids-in-effective-response-to-California-wildfires/

What motivates new firefighters? https://www.firerescue1.com/recruitment/articles/393028018-What-motivates-new-firefighters/

Police exercising independent authority at NSW bushfires https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/police-exercising-independent-authority-at-nsw-bushfires/

The Queensland community fighting large bushfires that feels it has been ‘forgotten’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-02/forgotten-fire-community-in-queensland/10575446

Kerala Government, Congress spread misinformation about bill for Kerala flood rescue operations https://www.opindia.com/2018/12/kerala-government-congress-spread-misinformation-about-bill-for-flood-rescue-operations/

Nearly 1 in 4 businesses are still closed months after May flooding in BC https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/grand-forks-small-business-grant-flood-recovery-1.4930405

New lifeboat to help flood-affected people https://www.chinadailyhk.com/articles/179/146/191/1542966628909.html

Rebuild Paradise? Since 1999, 13 large wildfires burned in the footprint of the Camp Fire https://www.chicoer.com/2018/12/02/rebuild-paradise-since-1999-13-large-wildfires-burned-in-the-footprint-of-the-camp-fire/

Young people most likely to take deadly risks in a flood https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2018-12-05/young-people-most-likely-to-take-deadly-risks-in-a-flood/

Officials question why SC deputies drove into flood, killing 2 mental health patients https://abcnews4.com/news/local/officials-question-why-sc-deputies-drove-into-flood-killing-2-mental-health-patients

Many of the dead in Camp Fire were disabled. Could they have been saved? https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article222044970.html

Hoses used as tool to reduce risk of cancer for firefighters https://bc.ctvnews.ca/hoses-used-as-tool-to-reduce-risk-of-cancer-for-firefighters-1.4206346

Alberta Amends Emergency Management Act https://www.watercanada.net/alberta-amends-emergency-management-act/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Exactly how powerful the Anchorage, Alaska earthquake was https://qz.com/1481131/the-alaska-earthquakes-power-vs-dc-nepal-and-indonesia/

Scientific communication in a post-truth society http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/11/21/1805868115.short

In Youth Vision & Voice in Wood Buffalo, Wood Buffalo youth (aged 14-24) share their experiences, ideas, and visions for resilient and vibrant communities http://resiliencebydesign.com/youthvoiceswb/

Remembering the eruption of Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KVz6ACZQa8&list=PLiS3_A16hqqHWdtqVde4AHFmuzBRS4fZE

The Flood Hub https://thefloodhub.co.uk/

Preparing for the Worst: Experts Recommend What to Pack in Your Emergency Kit http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Preparing-for-the-Worst-Experts-Recommend-What-to-Pack-in-Your-Emergency-Kit.html

Can seasonal hydrological forecasts inform local decisions and actions? A decision-making activity https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/35/2018/

Creating Disaster Health Communications Your Community Can Understand https://www.phe.gov/ASPRBlog/pages/BlogArticlePage.aspx?PostID=320

 

Disaster psychology

Disaster mental health resources launched https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/about+us/news+and+media/media+releases/disaster+mental+health+resources+launched

Psychological Outcomes in Disaster Responders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on the Effect of Social Support http://www.irdrinternational.org/2018/10/09/psychological-outcomes-in-disaster-responders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-the-effect-of-social-support/

Camp Fire: Conflicting Emotions Are Normal After A Disaster https://redcrosschat.org/2018/12/05/camp-fire-conflicting-emotions-are-normal-after-a-disaster/?cid=disaster&med=social&source=arctwitter

Only 1 in 10 Victorians living in areas at high risk of bushfire say they would leave early on days of high fire danger https://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/-/understand-fire-danger-ratings-leave-early-and-live

 

Sociology and Disasters

Function of Social Capital Embedded in Religious Communities at Times of Disaster: Cases of Disaster Relief Activity by a Muslim Community and a Soka Gakkai Community in Japan https://www.fujipress.jp/jdr/dr/dsstr001300071323/

Americans unhappy with family, social or financial life are more likely to say they feel lonely http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/12/03/americans-unhappy-with-family-social-or-financial-life-are-more-likely-to-say-they-feel-lonely/?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true

 

November Floodplain Manager Newsletter from Molino Stewart http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=21145&t=5af5c4b48f778fb301bfb30ee1c53ae3

Today in disaster resilience (30 November 2018)

disaster

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disaster

6.4-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran: Iran institute https://phys.org/news/2018-11-magnitude-earthquake-western-iran.html

Queensland bushfire evacuation order widens and conditions set to get worse this week https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-26/queensland-bushfires-fires-deepwater-baffle-creek/10553422

California’s deadliest fire on record is 100% contained, officials say https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-camp-fire-contained-20181125-story.html

Vietnam – Tropical Storm ‘Usagi’ Leaves 1 Dead and 100,000 Displaced Vietnam – Tropical Storm ‘Usagi’ Leaves 1 Dead and 100,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-tropical-storm-usagi-november-2018

Iraq floods leave 21 dead and tens of thousands displaced https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iraq-floods-leave-21-dead-and-thousands-displaced-432744640

‘Once-in-100-year’ storm triggers Sydney chaos as heat fans Queensland fires https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-weather-floods/australias-wild-weather-floods-sydney-fans-deadly-bushfires-idUSKCN1NW2G1?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

8,000 evacuated in Queensland bushfires https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/emergency-crews-brace-for-fire-storm-conditions/news-story/ff0b5b6abb18a84cf4ec66c2b17eb35b

Deadly landslides hit Morona Santiago, Ecuador https://watchers.news/2018/11/28/deadly-landslides-hit-morona-santiago-ecuador/

Volcanic activity worldwide 29 Nov 2018: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Dukono, Turrialba, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/72028/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-29-Nov-2018-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Dukono-Turrialba-Sangay-Saku.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/11/national-climate-assessment-black-friday/576589/

Fourth National Climate Assessment: Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/

The warming may be global, but adaptation will need to be local https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-oakes-global-warming-adaptation-local-20181125-story.html

Vanuatu says it may sue fossil fuel companies and other countries over climate change https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/22/vanuatu-says-it-may-sue-fossil-fuel-companies-and-other-countries-over-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

125,000 buildings at risk from first metre of sea level rise https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/11/20/329590/125000-buildings-worth-38bn-at-risk-from-first-1m-sea-level-rise-draft-report

UN 2019 Climate Summit http://www.un.org/en/climatechange/

Climate May Force Millions to Move and U.S. Isn’t Ready, Report Says https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-23/climate-may-force-millions-to-move-and-u-s-isn-t-ready-report

Assessing adaptive capacity and adaptation: insights from Samoan tourism operators https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17565529.2017.1410082?journalCode=tcld20

Climate change: UK summers could be over 5C warmer by 2070 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46343103

The UK Climate Projections 2018 (UKCP18) delivers a major upgrade to the range of UK climate projection tools designed to help decision-makers assess their risk exposure to climate https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/collaboration/ukcp/about

WMO Update: 75-80% chance of El Niño within next 3 months https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/wmo-update-75-80-chance-of-el-ni%C3%B1o-within-next-3-months

Report: Climate change communication in practice: how are we engaging the UK public on climate change? https://climateoutreach.org/climate-communications-in-practice-engaging-uk-public/

How to be more engaging when communicating around climate change https://theclimatecommsproject.org/climate-communication-in-practice/

Climate change: CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46347453

Emissions Gap Report 2018 https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/emissions-gap-report-2018

The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/opinion/climate-change-denial-republican.html

Climate change could lead to threefold increase in storms that bring flooding to Europe and North America, research shows http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_694511_en.html

New study questions Kerala flood link with climate change http://vigyanprasar.gov.in/isw/kerala-flood-link-with-climate-change-story.html

Yes, Prime Minister, I’m striking from school: consider it a climate lesson https://www.theage.com.au/national/yes-prime-minister-i-m-striking-from-school-consider-it-a-climate-lesson-20181127-p50iqd.html?btis

Climate change signals and impacts continue in 2018 https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/climate-change-signals-and-impacts-continue-2018

Temperatures on track for 5-degree rise by 2100 after another hot year https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/temperatures-on-track-for-5-degree-rise-by-2100-after-another-hot-year-20181129-p50j8g.html

Mapping Just Transition(s) to a Low-Carbon World http://www.unrisd.org/jtrc-report2018

Why rising seas will force coastal residents to move – or spend https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/29/climate-report-trump-tried-to-bury-rising-seas-coastal-residents

Explainer: What is Global Warming? https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-45971337/explainer-what-is-global-warming

 

Disaster risk reduction

Venice’s grand plan to stop flooding isn’t going to work https://qz.com/1461629/venices-grand-plan-to-stop-flooding-isnt-going-to-work/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Italy’s PM: DRR ‘fundamental for all governments’ https://www.unisdr.org/archive/62105

Forest holiday homes in WA’s Nornalup beautiful, but dangerously vulnerable to bushfire https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-25/bushfire-concern-for-nornalup-holiday-homes-in-wa-forest/10521682

Mexico launches public-private network for DRR https://www.unisdr.org/archive/62109

Heavy rains and blocked drains: Nairobi’s recipe for floods http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/11/18/heavy-rains-blocked-drains-nairobis-recipe-floods/

‘It’s going to happen again’; Victoria has $2.4M to buy homes at risk of flooding https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/government/it-s-going-to-happen-again-victoria-has-m-to/article_c85dae54-edcc-11e8-ac55-7facf43412a8.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Multimillion-dollar Canmore debris dam set to break ground in 2019 https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/multi-million-dollar-canmore-flood-retention-structure-set-to-break-ground-in-2019

New Zealand’s North and South Islands moving closer together https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/23/asia/new-zealand-islands-closer-together-scli-intl/index.html

Fire Facts: What are? Measures of Fire Behavior http://www.nwfirescience.org/biblio/nwfsc-fire-facts-what-are-measures-fire-behavior?platform=hootsuite

This Is Why The Solar System’s Largest Volcano Will Always Be Martian https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/08/31/this-is-why-mars-will-always-have-the-solar-systems-largest-volcano/#757e5b7960f6

How UAVs can help mitigate flood damage to properties https://environmentjournal.online/articles/how-uavs-can-help-mitigate-flood-damage-to-properties/

Water release from dams didn’t lead to Kerala floods: IIT-M-Purdue University study https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/water-release-from-dams-didnt-lead-to-kerala-floods-iit-m-purdue-university-study/article25570143.ece

Half of the world’s measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12 days https://news.ucar.edu/132637/half-worlds-annual-precipitation-falls-just-12-days-new-study-finds

The Uneven Nature of Daily Precipitation and Its Change https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018GL080298

National Disaster Mitigation Program Supports Flood Prevention and Mitigation in B.C. https://www.watercanada.net/national-disaster-mitigation-program-supports-flood-prevention-and-mitigation-in-b-c/

How Flood Control Officials Plan To Fix Area Floodplain Maps https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/in-depth/2018/11/26/312880/how-flood-control-officials-plan-to-fix-area-floodplain-maps/

Focus on smarter rebuilding in hurricane zones  https://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/2018/11/26/focus-smarter-rebuilding-hurricane-zones-opinion/2094619002/?platform=hootsuite

Why I Became a Disaster Expert http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/11/became-disaster-expert/

The Dawn of Interplanetary Geology https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/11/insight-lander-mars-nasa/576622/

Fire-Resistant Homes Don’t Have to Cost a Fortune, Report Says https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-27/fire-resistant-homes-don-t-have-to-cost-a-fortune-report-says

Flooding From Intense Rainfall (FFIR) is a 5 year NERC funded programme which aims to reduce the risks of damage and loss of life caused by surface water and flash floods http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/flooding/

Understanding flood risk in America http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cabot/what-we-do/american-floods/?platform=hootsuite

Beauty or safety? Europe seeks to protect heritage from disasters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-disaster-culture/beauty-or-safety-europe-seeks-to-protect-heritage-from-disasters-idUSKCN1NV1T2

New El Nino could bring flooding this winter, meteorologists warn https://news.sky.com/story/new-el-nino-could-bring-flooding-this-winter-meteorologists-warn-11565396

Why do houses burn but trees remain? Photos from California wildfires reveal lessons for B.C. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/photos-from-california-wildfires-reveal-lessons-for-b-c-1.4905324

Exploring the Role of Implementing Agencies in Home Buyouts: Process, Equity, and Inclusion in Program Design and Implementation https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/exploring-the-role-of-implementing-agencies-in-home-buyouts-process-equity-and-inclusion-in-program-design-and-implementation

An initiative to strengthen multi-hazard early warning systems in the Caribbean https://reliefweb.int/report/world/caribbean-strengthen-early-warning-systems-and-resilience-climate-change

Real Estate Development in Flood Zones Is Surging in Some States http://mentalfloss.com/article/564513/real-estate-development-surging-in-flood-zones-states-mapped

Rain &Floods, Nigeria’s Biggest Seasonal Problem http://africa.annews24.com/?p=488

A national look at the causes and impacts of urban flooding https://cdr.umd.edu/urban-flooding-report

Mitigation projects yield positive return on investment in coastal, inland states https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/11/20/new-report-strengthens-economic-case-for-flood-prepared-infrastructure

Why can’t Sydney cope when it rains? https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/why-can-t-sydney-cope-when-it-rains-20181128-p50iyj.html

Climate change affects flood risks https://phys.org/news/2018-11-climate-affects.html

 

Emergency Management

California’s Privileged Are Hiring Private Fire Crews to Save Their Homes. Regular Firefighters Aren’t Happy About It http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Californias-Privileged-are-Hiring-Private-Fire-Crews-to-Save-Their-Homes-Regular-Firefighters-Arent-Happy-About-it.html

Putting People with Disabilities on the Map http://www.al.undp.org/content/albania/en/home/presscenter/articles/2018/putting-people-with-disabilities-on-the-map.html

Expert Reaction: Extreme weather as fires and floods sweep across Eastern Australia https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/expert-reaction-extreme-weather-as-fires-and-floods-sweep-across-australia#

Implementing post-earthquake reconstruction plans in China: a resilience perspective https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329249866_Implementing_post-earthquake_reconstruction_plans_in_China_a_resilience_perspective

Young people most at risk in a flood, warns Environment Agency & British Red Cross https://www.gov.uk/government/news/young-people-most-at-risk-in-a-flood-warns-environment-agency-british-red-cross

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

A new approach to disaster education https://works.bepress.com/neil_dufty/63/

UNDP and People in Need continue collaboration to realise a weather-ready climate-smart Cambodia https://adaptation-undp.org/undp-and-people-need-continue-collaboration-realise-weather-ready-climate-smart-cambodia

Geography: Shaping Australia’s Future including natural hazards research https://www.science.org.au/supporting-science/science-policy-and-sector-analysis/reports-and-publications/geography-shaping

Audio story of the California wildfires https://beta.prx.org/stories/260121

Flood Forum USA https://anthropocenealliance.org/floodforumusa/

Become a citizen scientist for flooding and other extreme weather using the WeatheX app https://climateextremes.org.au/weathex/

Interdisciplinary Risk Communication Pressure Cooker http://www.wateryouthnetwork.org/understanding-risk/

What to do in a flood https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/what-to-do-in-a-flood?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=TwitterNationalStatic&utm_campaign=FloodsDestroy

Communication and Dissemination of Forecasts and Engaging User Communities https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978012811714900019X?via%3Dihub#!

Do you rent your home? Do you know if it’s at flood risk? https://news.derby.gov.uk/do-you-rent-your-home-do-you-know-if-its-at-flood-risk/

 

Social Media for Emergency Management

The perils and possibilities of using social media as an academic https://medium.com/@mark_carrigan/thought-leaders-ted-heads-and-self-replicating-media-nodes-the-perils-and-possibilities-of-using-8c320ca3462c

Viral fake images of Sydney weather make a return during thunderstorms https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-29/the-fake-photos-of-the-sydney-flooding/10566278

 

Disaster psychology

More firefighters accessing mental health help in the face of traumatic jobs https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/108446024/change-in-job-sees-spike-in-fenz-personnel-utilising-counselling-services

The effect of group involvement on post-disaster mental health: A longitudinal multilevel analysis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953618306403?dgcid=author

What happens when people experience a disaster or traumatic event? https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/wildfire.aspx?utm_content=1543346135&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Study explores stress in Hurunui which has been rocked by quakes, drought https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12167680

National Mental Health and Wellbeing Study of Police and Emergency Services https://www.beyondblue.org.au/about-us/about-our-work/workplace-mental-health/pes-program/national-mental-health-and-wellbeing-study-of-police-and-emergency-services?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=personalbest_timeline

An Introduction to Crowd Psychology http://www.workingwithcrowds.com/introduction-crowd-psychology/

World-first study of emergency service workers finds higher risk of distress and suicidal thoughts https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-29/high-rates-of-mental-health-conditions-in-emergency-services/10563902

 

Sociology and Disasters

How do natural hazards affect participation in voluntary association? The social impacts of disasters in Japanese society https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918308070

Spatial quantification of community resilience in contexts where quantitative data are scarce: The case of Muzarabani district in Zimbabwe https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329166637_Spatial_quantification_of_community_resilience_in_contexts_where_quantitative_data_are_scarce_The_case_of_Muzarabani_district_in_Zimbabwe

California Wildfires: Mapping Social Vulnerability https://www.directrelief.org/2018/11/california-wildfires-mapping-social-vulnerability/

If the Lord Is Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise: Religious Attendance and Disaster Recovery in the Deep South https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329191338_If_the_Lord_Is_Willing_and_the_Creek_Don’t_Rise_Religious_Attendance_and_Disaster_Recovery_in_the_Deep_South

A Janus-Faced Resource: Social Capital and Resilience Trade-Offs https://irgc.epfl.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Aldrich-et-al-for-IRGC-Resilience-Guide-Vol-2-2018.pdf

Communities of Color Are More Vulnerable to Wildfires https://eos.org/articles/communities-of-color-are-more-vulnerable-to-wildfires