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

Peru – Floods Affect 60,000 in Lambayeque, 1,800 Homes Destroyed

Colombia – 25,000 Hit by Floods as 8 Rivers Overflow in Nariño

Zimbabwe – Floods in 4 Provinces Damage Crops and Houses, 7 Reported Dead in Gokwe

Chile’s President Says Cataclysmic Wildfires Are Largely Under Control

Melbourne weather: Flash flooding, damaged buildings as Victoria pummelled with rain

San Lorenzo River floods south of Felton

South Australia, Adelaide heatwave: Heat to strike for rest of the week

Tornadoes in Louisiana

Sydney flooding: More rain forecast as residents return to Marrickville apartment after evacuation,-house-collapses/8247234

Southeastern US Tornadoes Leave Wreckage and Amazing Survival Stories

Peru floods: 170 000 affected people, 1 105 destroyed houses

Severe weather update on heatwave across Australia

Extreme heat brings health, fire and power cut warnings across south-eastern Australia

Disaster risk reduction

Australia on the move: how GPS keeps up with a continent in constant motion

Applying Resilience Thinking With Our Partners in Africa

Demi Lovato reportedly has her house red tagged after a landslide in Hollywood

New flood resilient demonstration home is launched

Latest Molino Stewart’s Floodplain Manager newsletter

A New Comprehensive Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism

Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World

Californians Deprioritize Need for Earthquake Retrofitting and Insurance

Small scale floating facilities as a bottom up approach to improving opportunities in ‘wet slums’

Canada Scores a C Minus for Flood Preparedness

Recent trends in U.S. flood risk

Wallaceburg is frequent flooding capital of Canada

Human exposure and sensitivity to globally extreme wildfire events

Record Year for Controlled Burns by The Nature Conservancy

We can learn a lot from disasters, and we now know some areas don’t recover

UK – Report Urges Government to End 7-Year Freeze of Flood Resilience Rules

Sunshine Coast bushfire a ‘warning shot’ of more to come: fire ecologist

Exactly how bad is antibiotic resistance right now?,450053

Flash Flood Guidance System Improves Predictive Skills

New flood resilient demonstration home launched

Wildfire has ‘very, very different pattern’ of impacted areas

Ancient landslide took a ‘massive bite’ out of Australia, say scientists

Environment Agency highlights how one in six homes in England at risk of flooding while testing Wells flood gate

U.S. severe weather, flooding leads to billion-dollar cost for insurance industry in January

Emergency management

Annual disaster statistical review 2015: the numbers and trends

NASA researchers are closing in on technology that will pinpoint locations of first responders in structures

Emergency Manager’s Weekly Report

The Ongoing Quest to Assess & Measure Preparedness

2016: A historic year for billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in U.S.

The 50th Anniversary of Operational Firebombing in Australia

Washington’s 30-year earthquake drill for the ‘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

Extreme weather: underprepared hospitals under pressure

Speed or deliberation: a comparison of post-disaster recovery in Japan, Turkey, and Chile

Using Satellites to Size Up the Severity of Crop Fires in Northern India

With his earthquake remark, PM has insulted the people of Uttarakhand: Congress

‘Mercy dash’ airlifts vital supplies to feed flooded remote WA Aboriginal community

Craig Fugate quietly leaves FEMA post

What we can learn from the UK’s 2015 /2016 extreme flooding?

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Black Tuesday anniversary prompts warning Tasmanian bushfire threat higher than ever

First Cumbria Flood Expo hailed a success by visitors and exhibitors

Kids’ TV Is Ignoring Climate Change

Streaming Lava, Collapsing Cliffs and a Hawaii Volcano’s Spectacular Show

How to flood proof your home

Water professionals, companies and consultants to meet at UK’s largest flood event

Real-time disaster data streams with up-to-the-minute overview of current hazards impacting the United States

General Population Knowledge about Extreme Heat: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Lisbon and Madrid

Using virtual reality headsets to explain flood mitigation designs to local residents

What can we learn from studying people’s flood memories? And how do these memories relate to resilience?

You Are Traveling Into a Tornado Warning

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

Make Your Own Paper Model of a Volcano

Sustainable Flood Memories   a blog about, for and with communities’ memories of the River Severn floods, UK

Research into social-ecological flood resilience in Scotland

Social Media and Emergency Management

Some on Twitter seem to be very excited for the first Indian earthquake of 2017

Facebook’s new Community Help feature will make it easier for disaster survivors to find and offer relief

When people get news through social media, they re-share that news one out of four times

Social Media Tools

Disaster psychology

Washington Households’  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

Key friendships vital for effective human social networks


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

Strong earthquakes hit central Italy; no deaths reported

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Oct 2016: Turrialba volcano, Erta Ale, Yasur, Bagana, Ulawun, Copahue

Bukoba, Tanzania earthquake death toll increases

Disaster risk reduction

Washington state ‘grossly’ unprepared for major quake: report

Study finds wrong antibiotics often given for common infections

Managing The Unknown: The Role Of Risk Transfer

First Global Sustainability Reporting Standards Set to Transform Business

Jamaica gets earthquake-resilience boost

Wildfire management vs. fire suppression benefits forest and watershed

Flood defence spending ‘favours wealthy areas’

Why the ‘major-hurricane drought’ is the most overblown statistic in meteorology

Inaction magnified Hurricane Matthew’s impact

In natural disasters, less resilient poor most at risk

Fewer Iowans carrying flood insurance despite rising risk

OSU Creates Own Safety Panel To Oversee Construction In Tsunami Zone

Flash Flood Monitoring with an Inclined Lidar Installed at a River Bank: Proof of Concept

Training Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management In A Changing Climate

Bundaberg flood protection study

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)

Global patterns of loss of life from landslides

New Report Says More Than Half A Million Idaho Homes Are At Risk Of Wildfire

Chicago digs deep to fight flooding, but the city’s geology may provide another solution

Emergency management

Will Tethered Drone Technology Change Emergency Response?

Learning from Past Mistakes: Rebuilding Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

What Hurricane Matthew’s path through Haiti and the US tells us about global inequality

Hurricane Ike worst storm in decades

Firefighters are fighting fewer fires – but that doesn’t mean we should sack them

Fort McMurray wildfire: Residents return to Waterways neighbourhood

Key Lessons Learned During Cross-Border Experiment

Sydney (Canada) flood victims agree homes should be torn down

Report: Many Families Living one Emergency Away From Poverty–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

Natural Disasters Call for Community-Wide Planning and Response

2016 Another Deadly Flood Year For the U.S.

Emergency Management Diversity and Inclusion Framework launches

Disaster leadership research shows the importance of people who can take action

Families of 23 tsunami victims to get damages

Using Drones For Flood Disaster Risk Reduction, Assessment and Recovery

Hurricane Matthew shows how forecasting along a storm’s edge is meteorology’s biggest problem

Washington state’s plan for megaquake ‘grossly inadequate,’ review finds

Feasibility study of earthquake early warning (EEW) in Hawaii

Disaster education, communications and engagement

What is Disaster Risk Reduction?

Massive Open Online Course: A Resilient Future – Science & Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction

Can community-based adaptation increase resilience?

National Weather Service Looks to Improve Warnings for Spanish Speakers

Pakistan’s plan to cut disaster risk aims at a new target: schools

A walk around White Island – our most active volcano–our-most-active-volcano

California Flood Preparedness

Community event marks flood scheme official opening

Fifth-graders write to flood victims, tell them ‘God has your back’

Preparing for the costliest weather disaster in the US: How to stay safe before, during and after a flood

Residents surveyed were either misinformed or did not fully understand why pre-flood development placed them at risk

Natural Hazards, GIS and Disaster Management

Social media and emergency management

The reason why people use Facebook determines the level of dependency on it

Social media users continuously negotiate their privacy among themselves and with service providers

Snapchat’s Live Stories provide personal coverage of many events including disasters

Twitter, the social network that offers real-time updates and requires brevity, is no longer growing. Why?

Fighting fire with tweets: California uses social media to save lives

Psychology and disasters

Children, Young People and Flooding Final Report

Why we should not demonize residents who refuse to evacuate during hurricanes

Assessing people’s resilience

“The River Is Not the Same Anymore” Environmental Risk and Uncertainty in the Aftermath of the High River, Alberta, Flood

Social capital and disasters

It’s the strength of a neighborhood that determines who lives and who dies in a disaster

Hurricane Matthew Will Hurt African Americans and Low-Income People Most

Trapped in Place? Segmented Resilience to Hurricanes in the Gulf Coast, 1970–2005

Crises reveal dramatic social and economic inequity inherent in modern urban systems

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’

Russia Wildfire Is Size of Vermont and Delaware

Wild weather in central US

India – 2 Dead in Manipur Floods, Several Rivers Overflowing After Heavy Rain

Sri Lanka rain death toll hits 101 as waters recede

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

El Niño is over, but has left its mark across the world

2016 Indian Heatwave: May smashes heat records in India

Disaster risk reduction

100 Resilient Cities announces hundredth member, but ‘work is only just beginning’

UN and businesses team up to prevent and respond to crises


How Zika Spiraled Out of Control

Emergency management

New team trying to stop another year of massive Indonesian wildfires

The 2011 Thai floods: An urban political ecology analysis

Implementing Sendai to reduce humanitarian burden

Most comprehensive report globally on Australian flood fatalities

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Five Questions to Ask About Flood Insurance

Using art to catch people’s attention about wildfire messages

NASA’s Earth Minute: Sea level rise

Thirty Million Film

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created w/ Computer Animation.

This app lets rescue workers send offline alerts when disaster strikes

Social Media and Emergencies

Using social media for emergency management in rural areas

Social Networks: Interpersonal ties matter

With social media, “we could have saved more lives” – Sri Lankan floods and landslides

Social Capital and Disasters

Small town’s motto after flood became #WimberleyStrong

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

Somalia – Thousands Displaced as Shabelle River Overflows

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

World could warm by massive 10C if all fossil fuels are burned

The climate response to five trillion tonnes of carbon

Future Arctic Temperature Change resulting from a Range of Aerosol Emissions Scenarios

Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy

Abrupt Atlantic Ocean Changes May Have Been Natural

Recent slowing of Atlantic overturning circulation as a recovery from earlier strengthening

Staying on Track from Paris

Poorest countries experience earlier anthropogenic emergence of daily temperature extremes

Slowdown of the Gulf Stream System or AMOC (Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation)

Disaster risk reduction

Global Report on Internal Displacement

UEA landslide research could help save lives

Wildfires in West have gotten bigger, more frequent and longer since the 1980s

Past and Projected Changes in Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Exposure

Power cuts caused by flooding ‘major danger’ to British lives, engineers warn

Myanmar Seeks to Break Vicious Circle of Flood and Drought

Emergency management

Tornado Sirens, an Old Technology, Still Play a Vital Role

In a humanitarian crisis, sharing data can save lives

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Transformation Often Begins With a Single Conversation

The Ten Deadliest Natural Disasters in US History

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

How quickly does news of terrorist attacks spread on Google

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

The Aranayake landslide in Sri Lanka

Sinabung Volcano erupts in Indonesia killing 7

Half a million flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

Record-breaking rain in North Queensland

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Wet Bulb Near 35 C — Heatwave Mass Casualties Strike India Amidst Never-Before-Seen High Temperatures

When the Rains Disappear: Drought Grips Pacific Islands

Study Helps Explain Sea Ice Differences at Earth’s Poles

As European glaciers dwindle, dams could replace them

Sydney And Melbourne Copping Record May Heat. The Reason Why Is Scary

Climate change demands an electrifying solution

Disaster risk reduction

Norfolk: A Resilient City Taking Action

Alpine fault rupture research

A World at Risk report

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

Cumbria’s approach to protecting communities from floods could be adopted across England

Emergency management

Is there a leadership gap in humanitarian relief?

Leave no one behind: Women, children and adolescent health in emergencies

IoT Provides Affordable Earthquake Early Warning to Communities

Kyushu quakes spur national rethink of guidelines for emergency supplies

Can a new ‘global alliance’ rethink disaster response in cities?

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

FEMA Announces 2016 Youth Preparedness Council Members

This app lets rescue workers send offline alerts when disaster strikes

Social Media and Emergencies

Networking in science data collaboration using social media

The Live map’s been available in the Facebook app for about a month, but it’s now accessible via desktop

Possible to derive important demographicinformation from Twitter data if we’re prepared to think creatively