Today in disaster resilience (10 February 2017)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Feb 2017: Colima volcano, Dukono, Cleveland, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bogoslof https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61482/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Feb-2017-Colima-volcano-Dukono-Cleveland-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bogoslof.html

Peru – Floods Affect 60,000 in Lambayeque, 1,800 Homes Destroyed http://floodlist.com/america/peru-floods-lambayeque-february-2017

Colombia – 25,000 Hit by Floods as 8 Rivers Overflow in Nariño http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-25000-hit-floods-8-rivers-overflow-narino

Zimbabwe – Floods in 4 Provinces Damage Crops and Houses, 7 Reported Dead in Gokwe http://floodlist.com/africa/zimbabwe-floods-february-2017

Chile’s President Says Cataclysmic Wildfires Are Largely Under Control http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/06/513716665/chiles-president-says-cataclysmic-wildfires-are-largely-under-control?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Melbourne weather: Flash flooding, damaged buildings as Victoria pummelled with rain http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-06/melbourne-weather-flash-flooding-in-victoria-rain-bom-forecast/8243208

San Lorenzo River floods south of Felton http://www.ksbw.com/article/evacuations-underway-in-felton-grove-as-san-lorenzo-river-floods/8687139

South Australia, Adelaide heatwave: Heat to strike for rest of the week http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/adelaide-heatwave-heat-to-strike-for-rest-of-the-week/news-story/1dcdb7ac7c24df549994eb299e41da9c

Tornadoes in Louisiana https://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail2.php?MediaID=1995&MediaTypeID=1

Sydney flooding: More rain forecast as residents return to Marrickville apartment after evacuation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-07/flash-flooding-wreaks-havoc-in-sydney,-house-collapses/8247234

Southeastern US Tornadoes Leave Wreckage and Amazing Survival Stories http://edmdigest.com/news/tornadoes-survival-stories/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=tornadoes-survival-stories&utm_campaign=Blog%20-%20In%20CyberDefense%20-%20ST%20-%20AMU

Peru floods: 170 000 affected people, 1 105 destroyed houses https://watchers.news/2017/02/08/peru-floods-february-2017/

Severe weather update on heatwave across Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y51XCtIOXs&feature=youtu.be

Extreme heat brings health, fire and power cut warnings across south-eastern Australia https://www.theguardian.com/weather/2017/feb/10/extreme-heat-health-fire-power-cut-warnings-south-eastern-australia?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster risk reduction

Australia on the move: how GPS keeps up with a continent in constant motion https://theconversation.com/australia-on-the-move-how-gps-keeps-up-with-a-continent-in-constant-motion-71883

Applying Resilience Thinking With Our Partners in Africa https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/applying-resilience-thinking-with-partners-africa/?utm_source=social%20media&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_content=RF%20Blog

Demi Lovato reportedly has her house red tagged after a landslide in Hollywood http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/02/02/demi-lovato-reportedly-has-her-house-red-tagged-after-a-landslide-in-hollywood/

New flood resilient demonstration home is launched http://specificationonline.co.uk/articles/2017-02-03/new-flood-resilient-demonstration-home-is-launched

Latest Molino Stewart’s Floodplain Manager newsletter http://www.m2news.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20069&t=4f7101abaabeeb763d3eb7743a060a0b

A New Comprehensive Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism https://www.csis.org/features/turning-point

Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2017/02/06/natural-hazards-and-risk-reduction-in-the-modern-world/#.WJjXf4kV6oY.twitter

Californians Deprioritize Need for Earthquake Retrofitting and Insurance http://www.routefifty.com/2017/02/californians-deprioritize-need-earthquake-retrofitting-and-insurance/135166/?oref=RouteFiftyTCO

Small scale floating facilities as a bottom up approach to improving opportunities in ‘wet slums’ https://www.floatingcityapps.com/blog/

Canada Scores a C Minus for Flood Preparedness http://www.investmentreview.com/analysis-research/canada-scores-a-c-minus-for-flood-preparedness-7421

Recent trends in U.S. flood risk http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL071199/abstract

Wallaceburg is frequent flooding capital of Canada http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2017/02/05/wallaceburg-is-frequent-flooding-capital-of-canada

Human exposure and sensitivity to globally extreme wildfire events http://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-016-0058

Record Year for Controlled Burns by The Nature Conservancy http://wildfireinthewest.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/record-year-for-controlled-burns-by.html

We can learn a lot from disasters, and we now know some areas don’t recover https://theconversation.com/we-can-learn-a-lot-from-disasters-and-we-now-know-some-areas-dont-recover-71008

UK – Report Urges Government to End 7-Year Freeze of Flood Resilience Rules http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/uk-report-urges-government-end-7-year-freeze-flood-resilience-rules

Sunshine Coast bushfire a ‘warning shot’ of more to come: fire ecologist http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/sunshine-coast-bushfire-a-warning-shot-of-more-to-come-fire-ecologist-20170208-gu8c20.html?utm_content=bufferbc46d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Exactly how bad is antibiotic resistance right now? http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/exactly-how-bad-is-antibiotic-resistance-right-now,450053

Flash Flood Guidance System Improves Predictive Skills https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/flash-flood-guidance-system-improves-predictive-skills

New flood resilient demonstration home launched http://www.scottishhousingnews.com/13809/new-flood-resilient-demonstration-home-launched/#

Wildfire has ‘very, very different pattern’ of impacted areas http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/wildfire-different-pattern-impacted-areas-catiq-catastrophe-conference-speaker-1004108617/

Ancient landslide took a ‘massive bite’ out of Australia, say scientists http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0208/Ancient-landslide-took-a-massive-bite-out-of-Australia-say-scientists?cmpid=gigya-tw

Environment Agency highlights how one in six homes in England at risk of flooding while testing Wells flood gate http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/environment_agency_highlights_how_one_in_six_homes_in_england_at_risk_of_flooding_while_testing_wells_flood_gate_1_4883640?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

U.S. severe weather, flooding leads to billion-dollar cost for insurance industry in January http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/u-s-severe-weather-flooding-leads-billion-dollar-cost-insurance-industry-january-aon-benfield-1004108645/

Emergency management

Annual disaster statistical review 2015: the numbers and trends http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/51447?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

NASA researchers are closing in on technology that will pinpoint locations of first responders in structures http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Pointing-to-a-Safer-Future-for-First-Responders.html?utm_term=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=Too%20Many%20Amber%20Alerts&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

Emergency Manager’s Weekly Report https://sites.google.com/site/emergencymanagersweeklyreport/home

The Ongoing Quest to Assess & Measure Preparedness https://www.domesticpreparedness.com/preparedness/the-ongoing-quest-to-assess-measure-preparedness/

2016: A historic year for billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in U.S. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/2016-historic-year-billion-dollar-weather-and-climate-disasters-us

The 50th Anniversary of Operational Firebombing in Australia https://author.emv.vic.gov.au/news/the-50th-anniversary-of-operational-firebombing-in-australia

Washington’s 30-year earthquake drill for the ‘Big One’: Order studies. Ignore them. Repeat. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/washington-30-year-earthquake-drill-for-big-one-order-studies-ignore-them-repeat/

All Android phones in the world, from Gingerbread OS version onwards, now include Advanced Mobile Location (AML), an emergency call-based location solution http://www.eena.org/press-releases/aml-in-android#.WJoys9J97IU

Extreme weather: underprepared hospitals under pressure http://www.borderwatch.com.au/story/4451901/extreme-weather-has-hospitals-feeling-heat/?cs=2452

Speed or deliberation: a comparison of post-disaster recovery in Japan, Turkey, and Chile http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/disa.12219/epdf

Using Satellites to Size Up the Severity of Crop Fires in Northern India http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2017/02/08/the-crop-residue-fires-in-northern-india-were-the-most-severe-in-more-than-a-decade/?src=eorss-blogs&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

With his earthquake remark, PM has insulted the people of Uttarakhand: Congress http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/elections/assembly-elections/uttarakhand/news/with-his-earthquake-remark-pm-has-insulted-the-people-of-uttarakhand-congress/articleshow/57045022.cms

‘Mercy dash’ airlifts vital supplies to feed flooded remote WA Aboriginal community http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-08/mercy-dash-to-feed-remote-aboriginal-community-in-wa/8252086

Craig Fugate quietly leaves FEMA post http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/craig-fugate-quietly-leaves-fema-post/2312688

What we can learn from the UK’s 2015 /2016 extreme flooding? https://www.envirotech-online.com/article/water-wastewater/9/aquaread-limited/pwhat-we-can-learn-from-2015-2016rsquos-extreme-floodingp/2151

SEPA publishes plans to deliver flood warning service over next 5 years http://media.sepa.org.uk/media-releases/2017/sepa-publishes-plans-to-deliver-flood-warning-service-over-next-5-years/

Lessons to be learned from some of the worst winter floods in history http://social.selective.com/articles/lessons-learned-from-the-worst-wintertime-floods

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Black Tuesday anniversary prompts warning Tasmanian bushfire threat higher than ever http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-07/warning-hobart-bushfire-threat-higher-than-ever/8238362

First Cumbria Flood Expo hailed a success by visitors and exhibitors http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/02/06/first-cumbria-flood-expo-hailed-success-visitors-exhibitors/

Kids’ TV Is Ignoring Climate Change http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/02/science_tv_shows_for_kids_on_nickelodeon_disney_and_pbs_ignore_climate_change.html

Streaming Lava, Collapsing Cliffs and a Hawaii Volcano’s Spectacular Show https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/science/hawaii-lava-stream.html?action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

How to flood proof your home http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-4191228/Simple-tips-flood-proof-home-ahead-storms.html

Water professionals, companies and consultants to meet at UK’s largest flood event http://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13506-water-professionals-companies-and-consultants-to-meet-at-uk%E2%80%99s-largest-flood-event

Real-time disaster data streams with up-to-the-minute overview of current hazards impacting the United States http://disastermap.net/

General Population Knowledge about Extreme Heat: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Lisbon and Madrid http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/2/122?utm_content=bufferc2fc6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Using virtual reality headsets to explain flood mitigation designs to local residents http://www.wsp-pb.com/en/WSP-UK/Who-we-are/Newsroom/News-releases1/Silent-page-container/How-Virtual-Reality-is-helping-the-fight-against-flooding/

What can we learn from studying people’s flood memories? And how do these memories relate to resilience? http://delta.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/delta_blog.html?&L=1&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=74&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=b24421b824db545bd3f096da301d50d2

You Are Traveling Into a Tornado Warning http://blog.wdtinc.com/you-are-traveling-into-a-tornado-warning

Collaborative project aims at educating the public on effects of global climate change https://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/policyschool/2017/02/collaborative-project-aims-at-educating-the-public-on-effects-of-global-climate-change/

Annie Dillard on the Winter Solstice and How the Snowy Season Anneals Us to Life https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/12/21/annie-dillard-winter-solstice/

Make Your Own Paper Model of a Volcano https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1991/0115a/report.pdf

Sustainable Flood Memories   a blog about, for and with communities’ memories of the River Severn floods, UK https://floodmemories.wordpress.com/

Research into social-ecological flood resilience in Scotland http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/meeting-challenge-of-preparing-for-next-time-floods-hit-our-communities-1-4360018

Social Media and Emergency Management

Some on Twitter seem to be very excited for the first Indian earthquake of 2017 http://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/earthquake-hits-north-india-twitterati-shake-things-up-on-social-media/

Facebook’s new Community Help feature will make it easier for disaster survivors to find and offer relief http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/facebook-community-help/

When people get news through social media, they re-share that news one out of four times http://www.journalism.org/2017/02/09/how-americans-encounter-recall-and-act-upon-digital-news/

Social Media Tools https://blog.thesocialms.com/Tools/

Disaster psychology

Washington Households’  Expected  Responses  to Lahar Threat From Mt. Rainier https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313243397_Washington_households%27_expected_responses_to_lahar_threat_from_Mt_Rainier

Social capital and disasters

Low levels of resilience amongst flood-exposed households associated with inequalities in social capital ties http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/51613

Key friendships vital for effective human social networks https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170208111616.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Today in disaster resilience (28 October 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Severe flooding in Chocó department, Colombia https://watchers.news/2016/10/22/flooding-choco-department-colombia-october-2016/

Strong earthquakes hit central Italy; no deaths reported http://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-quake-idUSKCN12Q2FR?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Oct 2016: Turrialba volcano, Erta Ale, Yasur, Bagana, Ulawun, Copahue https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59694/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Oct-2016-Turrialba-volcano-Erta-Ale-Yasur-Bagana-Ulawun-Copahue.html

Bukoba, Tanzania earthquake death toll increases http://naturalhazardsanddisasters.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/bukoba-tanzania-earthquake-death-toll.html?m=1

Disaster risk reduction

Washington state ‘grossly’ unprepared for major quake: report http://www.reuters.com/article/us-washington-quake-idUSKCN12N0W0?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Study finds wrong antibiotics often given for common infections http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/10/study-finds-wrong-antibiotics-often-given-common-infections

Managing The Unknown: The Role Of Risk Transfer http://www.theonebrief.com/managing-unknown-role-risk-transfer/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=linkedin&utm_campaign=aonplc

First Global Sustainability Reporting Standards Set to Transform Business

http://www.sustainability-reports.com/first-global-sustainability-reporting-standards-set-to-transform-business/?platform=hootsuite

Jamaica gets earthquake-resilience boost http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50725

Wildfire management vs. fire suppression benefits forest and watershed http://ht.ly/qOyP305uiv5

Flood defence spending ‘favours wealthy areas’ http://news.sky.com/story/flood-defence-spending-favours-wealthy-areas-10630366

Why the ‘major-hurricane drought’ is the most overblown statistic in meteorology https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/24/why-the-major-hurricane-drought-is-the-most-overblown-statistic-in-meteorology/

Inaction magnified Hurricane Matthew’s impact http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/ned-barnett/article109948017.html

In natural disasters, less resilient poor most at risk http://reportingonclimateadaptation.org/in-natural-disasters-less-resilient-poor-most-at-risk/?utm_campaign=Backgrounder&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=disasters&utm_content=adaptny

Fewer Iowans carrying flood insurance despite rising risk http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2016/10/21/fewer-iowans-carrying-flood-insurance-despite-rising-risk/92280156/

OSU Creates Own Safety Panel To Oversee Construction In Tsunami Zone http://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-state-university-marine-center-tsunami/

Flash Flood Monitoring with an Inclined Lidar Installed at a River Bank: Proof of Concept http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/8/10/834

Training Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management In A Changing Climate http://indepthresearch.org/humanitarian-work-capacity-development-institute/2741-flood-disaster-risk-management

Bundaberg flood protection study http://www.dilgp.qld.gov.au/about-ilgp/consultations/bundaberg-flood-protection-study.html

Colorado River Delta still benefiting from flood experiment https://summitcountyvoice.com/2016/10/21/colorado-river-delta-still-benefiting-from-flood-experiment/

Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific: An Integrated Approach to Address Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (FRDP) http://gsd.spc.int/frdp/

Global patterns of loss of life from landslides http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/40/10/927.full.pdf+html

New Report Says More Than Half A Million Idaho Homes Are At Risk Of Wildfire http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/new-report-says-more-half-million-idaho-homes-are-risk-wildfire#stream/0

Chicago digs deep to fight flooding, but the city’s geology may provide another solution http://archpaper.com/2016/10/chicago-flooding-solutions-alternatives/

Emergency management

Will Tethered Drone Technology Change Emergency Response? http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Will-Tethered-Drone-Technology-Change-Emergency-Response.html?utm_term=Will%20Tethered%20Drone%20Technology%20Change%20Emergency%20Response&utm_campaign=Police%20Chiefs%20Lean%20on%20Training%20and%20Community%20Involvement&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

Learning from Past Mistakes: Rebuilding Haiti After Hurricane Matthew http://www.globalissues.org/news/2016/10/23/22586

What Hurricane Matthew’s path through Haiti and the US tells us about global inequality https://theconversation.com/what-hurricane-matthews-path-through-haiti-and-the-us-tells-us-about-global-inequality-58123

Hurricane Ike worst storm in decades http://www.chron.com/local/history/major-stories-events/article/Hurricane-Ike-worst-storm-in-decades-10135540.php

Firefighters are fighting fewer fires – but that doesn’t mean we should sack them https://theconversation.com/firefighters-are-fighting-fewer-fires-but-that-doesnt-mean-we-should-sack-them-66599

Fort McMurray wildfire: Residents return to Waterways neighbourhood http://globalnews.ca/news/3022070/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-residents-return-to-waterways-neighbourhood/

Key Lessons Learned During Cross-Border Experiment https://americansecuritytoday.com/key-lessons-learned-cross-border-experiment-video/

Sydney (Canada) flood victims agree homes should be torn down http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/sydney-flood-demolition-demolish-cape-breton-cbrm-1.3819178

Report: Many Families Living one Emergency Away From Poverty http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/–Report-Many-families-living-one-emergency-away-from-poverty.html?utm_term=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=One%20Emergency%20Away%20from%20Poverty&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On%20Software&utm_medium=email

Tsunami-ravaged Aceh Holds First Disaster Simulation Exercise for Disabled http://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/tsunami-ravaged-aceh-holds-first-disaster-simulation-exercise-disabled?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shared&utm_source=twitter.com

Natural Disasters Call for Community-Wide Planning and Response http://inhomelandsecurity.com/natural-disasters-planning-response/

2016 Another Deadly Flood Year For the U.S. https://weather.com/storms/severe/news/flood-deaths-united-states-over-300-since-2015

Emergency Management Diversity and Inclusion Framework launches https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/emergency-management-diversity-and-inclusion-framework-launches

Disaster leadership research shows the importance of people who can take action http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-26/disaster-leadership-research-finds-local-leaders-admired/7964774

Families of 23 tsunami victims to get damages http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/families-of-23-tsunami-victims-to-get-damages

Using Drones For Flood Disaster Risk Reduction, Assessment and Recovery http://floodlist.com/protection/using-drones-for-disaster-risk-reduction-assessment-recovery

Hurricane Matthew shows how forecasting along a storm’s edge is meteorology’s biggest problem https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/11/hurricane-matthew-shows-how-forecasting-along-the-edge-of-storms-is-meteorologys-biggest-problem/

Washington state’s plan for megaquake ‘grossly inadequate,’ review finds http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article110172142.html

Feasibility study of earthquake early warning (EEW) in Hawaii https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20161172

Disaster education, communications and engagement

What is Disaster Risk Reduction? https://www.unisdr.org/who-we-are/what-is-drr

Massive Open Online Course: A Resilient Future – Science & Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction http://cooperation.epfl.ch/Education/DRR-MOOC

Can community-based adaptation increase resilience? http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17565529.2016.1223595?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_medium=social&utm_content=buffer575b2&utm_source=twitter.com&journalCode=tcld20

National Weather Service Looks to Improve Warnings for Spanish Speakers http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/National-Weather-Service-Looks-Improve-Warnings-Spanish-Speakers.html?utm_content=buffer31cae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Pakistan’s plan to cut disaster risk aims at a new target: schools http://news.trust.org/item/20161024055251-rlry7/?utm_content=bufferbd95e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A walk around White Island – our most active volcano http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/85592545/a-walk-around-white-island–our-most-active-volcano

California Flood Preparedness https://vimeo.com/188360865

Community event marks flood scheme official opening https://www.gov.uk/government/news/community-event-marks-flood-scheme-official-opening

Fifth-graders write to flood victims, tell them ‘God has your back’ http://www.bnd.com/news/local/education/article110103537.html

Preparing for the costliest weather disaster in the US: How to stay safe before, during and after a flood http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/preparing_for_the_costliest_weather_disaster_in_the_us_how_to_stay_safe_before_during_and_after_a_flood/60891269

Residents surveyed were either misinformed or did not fully understand why pre-flood development placed them at risk http://www.highrivertimes.com/2016/10/26/study-reveals-residents-attitudes-toward-flood-altered-environment

Natural Hazards, GIS and Disaster Management http://naturalhazardsanddisasters.blogspot.com.au/

Social media and emergency management

The reason why people use Facebook determines the level of dependency on it http://www.psypost.org/2015/12/study-explores-the-development-of-facebook-dependency-39901

Social media users continuously negotiate their privacy among themselves and with service providers http://discoversociety.org/2014/02/15/why-online-privacy-is-not-dead-negotiation-and-conflict-in-social-media/

Snapchat’s Live Stories provide personal coverage of many events including disasters https://www.fastcompany.com/3052322/why-snapchats-live-stories-are-the-most-powerful-new-social-media

Twitter, the social network that offers real-time updates and requires brevity, is no longer growing. Why? http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-business/decline-twitter-and-how-turn-things-around-podcast

Fighting fire with tweets: California uses social media to save lives http://www.marketplace.org/2016/10/20/sustainability/fighting-fire-tweets-california-uses-social-media-save-lives

Psychology and disasters

Children, Young People and Flooding Final Report http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/homepage/finalreport/

Why we should not demonize residents who refuse to evacuate during hurricanes https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/25/why-we-should-not-demonize-residents-who-refuse-to-evacuate-during-hurricanes/

Assessing people’s resilience https://www.odi.org/publications/10590-assessing-people-s-resilience

“The River Is Not the Same Anymore” Environmental Risk and Uncertainty in the Aftermath of the High River, Alberta, Flood http://scu.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/09/23/2329496516669351.abstract

Social capital and disasters

It’s the strength of a neighborhood that determines who lives and who dies in a disaster https://www.wired.com/2016/10/klinenberg-transforming-communities-to-survive-climate-change/

Hurricane Matthew Will Hurt African Americans and Low-Income People Most http://time.com/4522780/hurricane-matthew-race-low-income-communities/?xid=tcoshare

Trapped in Place? Segmented Resilience to Hurricanes in the Gulf Coast, 1970–2005 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13524-016-0496-4

Crises reveal dramatic social and economic inequity inherent in modern urban systems http://blogs.worldwatch.org/five-ways-build-inclusive-cities/

Today in disaster resilience (26 May 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Fort McMurray wildfire: ‘We expect weeks, if not months, fighting this fire’ http://globalnews.ca/news/2718970/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-we-expect-weeks-if-not-months-fighting-this-fire/?platform=hootsuite

Russia Wildfire Is Size of Vermont and Delaware http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-wildfire-size-vermont-delaware-greenpeace-says-n579311

Wild weather in central US https://weather.com/storms/severe/news/severe-storms-plains-midwest

India – 2 Dead in Manipur Floods, Several Rivers Overflowing After Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/asia/india-2-dead-manipur-floods-several-rivers-overflowing-heavy-rain

Sri Lanka rain death toll hits 101 as waters recede http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/sri-lanka-rain-death-toll/2814012.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

El Niño is over, but has left its mark across the world https://theconversation.com/el-nino-is-over-but-has-left-its-mark-across-the-world-59823

2016 Indian Heatwave: May smashes heat records in India http://www.skymetweather.com/content/weather-news-and-analysis/may-temperature-breaks-all-time-weather-record/

Disaster risk reduction

100 Resilient Cities announces hundredth member, but ‘work is only just beginning’ http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/may/25/rockefeller-100-resilient-cities-washington-lagos-manchester-belfast?utm_content=buffer93060&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

UN and businesses team up to prevent and respond to crises http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/48962

 

How Zika Spiraled Out of Control http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-zika-spiraled-out-of-control1/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

Emergency management

New team trying to stop another year of massive Indonesian wildfires http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/48981

The 2011 Thai floods: An urban political ecology analysis https://ugecviewpoints.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/the-2011-thai-floods-an-urban-political-ecology-analysis/

Implementing Sendai to reduce humanitarian burden http://reliefweb.int/report/world/implementing-sendai-reduce-humanitarian-burden

Most comprehensive report globally on Australian flood fatalities http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-2735

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Five Questions to Ask About Flood Insurance http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/five-questions-to-ask-about-flood-insurance/

Using art to catch people’s attention about wildfire messages http://fireadaptednetwork.org/a-different-approach-to-our-wildfire-message/

NASA’s Earth Minute: Sea level rise https://sealevel.nasa.gov/resources/72

Thirty Million Film http://thirtymillionfilm.org/

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created w/ Computer Animation. http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/watch-the-destruction-of-pompeii-by-mount-vesuvius-re-created-with-computer-animation-79-ad.html

This app lets rescue workers send offline alerts when disaster strikes

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/19/11711686/firechat-alerts-app-natural-disaster-mesh-network

Social Media and Emergencies

Using social media for emergency management in rural areas https://www.shawngossman.com/social-media-emergency-management-rural/

Social Networks: Interpersonal ties matter https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/social-networks-interpersonal-ties-matter-eric-kant

With social media, “we could have saved more lives” – Sri Lankan floods and landslides http://news.trust.org/item/20160525093734-sr76y/?source=fiOtherNews2

Social Capital and Disasters

Small town’s motto after flood became #WimberleyStrong http://www.ksat.com/news/wimberely-historic-flood-blanco-river-town-rebuilding-memorial-day

Today in disaster resilience (24 May 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Sri Lanka Floods – Over 90 Dead, 500 Homes Destroyed http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-death-toll-may-2016-floods-landslides

Somalia – Thousands Displaced as Shabelle River Overflows http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-may-2016-shabelle-river-overflow-beledweyne

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

World could warm by massive 10C if all fossil fuels are burned http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/23/world-could-warm-by-massive-10c-if-all-fossil-fuels-are-burned?CMP=share_btn_tw

The climate response to five trillion tonnes of carbon

http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate3036.html

Future Arctic Temperature Change resulting from a Range of Aerosol Emissions Scenarios http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016EF000361/pdf

Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/shortlived/meetings/04112016/proposedstrategy.pdf

Abrupt Atlantic Ocean Changes May Have Been Natural http://www.climatecentral.org/news/atlantic-ocean-changes-may-have-been-natural-20367?utm_content=bufferd3b4a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Recent slowing of Atlantic overturning circulation as a recovery from earlier strengthening http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2715.html

Staying on Track from Paris http://www.wri.org/publication/staying-track-paris

Poorest countries experience earlier anthropogenic emergence of daily temperature extremes http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/055007

Slowdown of the Gulf Stream System or AMOC (Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation) http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2016/05/amoc-slowdown-connecting-the-dots/?wpmp_tp=1

Disaster risk reduction

Global Report on Internal Displacement http://www.internal-displacement.org/globalreport2016/?platform=hootsuite

UEA landslide research could help save lives https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/uea-landslide-research-could-help-save-lives

Wildfires in West have gotten bigger, more frequent and longer since the 1980s https://theconversation.com/wildfires-in-west-have-gotten-bigger-more-frequent-and-longer-since-the-1980s-42993

Past and Projected Changes in Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Exposure https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/evaluating-tropical-cyclone-exposure-and-vulnerability

Power cuts caused by flooding ‘major danger’ to British lives, engineers warn http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/11/power-cuts-caused-by-flooding-major-danger-to-british-lives-engineers-warn

Myanmar Seeks to Break Vicious Circle of Flood and Drought http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/05/myanmar-seeks-to-break-vicious-circle-of-flood-and-drought/

Emergency management

Tornado Sirens, an Old Technology, Still Play a Vital Role http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/us/tornado-sirens-an-old-technology-still-play-a-vital-role.html?_r=0

In a humanitarian crisis, sharing data can save lives https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/05/in-a-humanitarian-crisis-sharing-data-can-save-lives/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Transformation Often Begins With a Single Conversation https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/transformation-often-begins-with-single-conversation/?utm_source=Social%20Media&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=RF%20Blog

The Ten Deadliest Natural Disasters in US History https://medium.com/homeland-security/the-ten-deadliest-natural-disasters-in-us-history-59bfaff2616a#.j2oozbk1n

Social Media and Emergencies

“Not So Black and White”: Discussions of Race on Twitter in the Aftermath of #Ferguson and the Shooting Death of Mike Brown https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299473001_Not_So_Black_and_White_Discussions_of_Race_on_Twitter_in_the_Aftermath_of_Ferguson_and_the_Shooting_Death_of_Mike_Brown

How quickly does news of terrorist attacks spread on Google http://time.com/4345276/terror-attacks-brussels-google-search/

Today in disaster resilience (23 May 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

State’s wildfire season gets off to abrupt, early start http://komonews.com/news/local/states-wildfire-season-gets-off-to-abrupt-early-start

The Aranayake landslide in Sri Lanka http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/05/19/aranayake-1/

Sinabung Volcano erupts in Indonesia killing 7 http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/22/asia/indonesia-mt-sinabung-volcano-erupts/index.html

Half a million flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/deaths-cyclone-roanu-pounds-bangladesh-160521135642512.html

Record-breaking rain in North Queensland

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-22/record-breaking-may-rain-bom-cairns-weipa-cooktown/7435550

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Wet Bulb Near 35 C — Heatwave Mass Casualties Strike India Amidst Never-Before-Seen High Temperatures https://robertscribbler.com/2016/05/20/wet-bulb-near-35-c-heatwave-mass-casualties-strike-india-amidst-never-before-seen-high-temperatures/

When the Rains Disappear: Drought Grips Pacific Islands http://www.climatecentral.org/news/el-nino-drought-grips-pacific-islands-20317?utm_content=buffer6e5ef&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Study Helps Explain Sea Ice Differences at Earth’s Poles http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/study-helps-explain-sea-ice-differences-at-earths-poles

As European glaciers dwindle, dams could replace them https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160519220604.htm

Sydney And Melbourne Copping Record May Heat. The Reason Why Is Scary http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/05/17/sydney-and-melbourne-copping-record-may-heat-the-reason-why-is/

Climate change demands an electrifying solution http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/climate-change-demands-an-electrifying-solution/

Disaster risk reduction

Norfolk: A Resilient City Taking Action http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/norfolk-a-resilient-city-taking-action#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Alpine fault rupture research http://www.rebuildchristchurch.co.nz/blog/2016/5/eqc-alpine-fault-rupture-research

A World at Risk report http://wfpusa.org/world-risk-humanitarian-response-crossroads-0

Canada fires continue, set to be largest insured wildfire loss ever

http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2016/05/20/canada-fires-continue-set-to-be-largest-insured-wildfire-loss-ever/

New online tool for the development community, which enables non-experts to consider natural hazard information in project design http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/05/20/thinkhazard-tool/

Cumbria’s approach to protecting communities from floods could be adopted across England http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2016/05/20/cumbrias-approach-protecting-communities-floods-adopted-across-england/

Emergency management

Is there a leadership gap in humanitarian relief? https://www.devex.com/news/is-there-a-leadership-gap-in-humanitarian-relief-88146?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=daily_post

Leave no one behind: Women, children and adolescent health in emergencies https://www.devex.com/news/leave-no-one-behind-women-children-and-adolescent-health-in-emergencies-88101

IoT Provides Affordable Earthquake Early Warning to Communities http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-armitano/iot-provides-affordable-e_b_10055446.html

Kyushu quakes spur national rethink of guidelines for emergency supplies http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/05/22/national/social-issues/kyushu-quakes-spur-national-rethink-guidelines-emergency-supplies/#.V0I7FDV97IU

Can a new ‘global alliance’ rethink disaster response in cities? http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/may/20/global-alliance-urban-crises-disaster-response-ebola-humanitarian

Disaster education, communications and engagement

When building community resilience, you need to look inside within your own community as well as outside within the context of your broader community https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-re-defining-broadening-satyamoorthy-kabilan

FEMA Announces 2016 Youth Preparedness Council Members http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2016/05/17/fema-announces-2016-youth-preparedness-council-members?utm_content=bufferab939&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

This app lets rescue workers send offline alerts when disaster strikes http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/19/11711686/firechat-alerts-app-natural-disaster-mesh-network

Social Media and Emergencies

Networking in science data collaboration using social media http://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2016/05/20/data-science-collaboration-community-building/

The Live map’s been available in the Facebook app for about a month, but it’s now accessible via desktop http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/facebook-updates-live-streaming-map-extends-access-desktop

Possible to derive important demographicinformation from Twitter data if we’re prepared to think creatively http://nsmnss.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/who-tweets-making-twitter-data-useful.html