Today in disaster resilience (29 March 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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Today in disaster resilience (22 March 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Historic floods hit Nebraska after ‘bomb cyclone’ storm https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather-idUSKCN1QY00Y

More Than 100 People Feared Dead In Chimanimani Floods https://www.pazimbabwe.com/main-news-50464-more-than-100-people-feared-dead-in-chimanimani-floods.html

Flash floods kill at least 58 in Indonesia’s Papua https://ph.news.yahoo.com/flash-floods-kill-least-50-indonesias-papua-055442770.html

Cyclone Idai hits Zimbabwe, at least 31 people dead https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/cyclone-idai-hits-zimbabwe-24-people-dead-190316133122436.html

Flash floods, earthquake in Indonesia kill at least 58 https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/flash-floods-earthquake-in-indonesia-kill-at-least-58-1.4339622

Nebraska floods have broken records in 17 places across the state https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/17/us/nebraska-flooding-sunday-wxc/index.html

Cyclone Idai: more than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/18/cyclone-idai-death-toll-climbs-over-120-in-mozambique-and-zimbabwe?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

UK – Flood Rescues After Rivers Overflow in England and Wales http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/rivers-overflow-england-wales-march-2019

13 Die In Flash Floods In Herat Province https://www.tolonews.com/afghanistan/10-die-flash-floods-herat-province

Death toll from Indonesia floods, mudslides rises to 89 http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/death-toll-from-indonesia-floods-mudslides-rises-to-89/

Cyclone Idai: ‘Massive disaster’ in Mozambique and Zimbabwe https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47624156

Paraguay – Thousands Affected by Flooding in Presidente Hayes, Concepción and Guairá http://floodlist.com/america/paraguay-flodds-presidente-hayes-concepcion-guaira-march-2019

‘Triple whammy’ expected from twin cyclones in Australia as evacuations increase https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/triple-whammy-expected-from-twin-cyclones-as-evacuations-increase-20190321-p51682.html

Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Yogyakarta Region http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-yogyakarta-march-2019

Angola – 19 Dead After Floods in Benguela, Luanda, Huíla and Zaire Provinces http://floodlist.com/africa/angola-floods-benguela-luanda-huila-zaire-march-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Mar 2019: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Bromo, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/77318/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Mar-2019-Stromboli-volcano-Fuego-Bromo-Dukono-Reventador-Planch.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

‘Monster’ El Nino a chance later this year, pointing to extended dry times https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/monster-el-nino-a-chance-later-this-year-pointing-to-extended-dry-times-20190315-p514hi.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1552716989

Climate model uncertainty helps scientists narrow range of predictions https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2019/03/18/Climate-model-uncertainty-helps-scientists-narrow-range-of-predictions/4061552929515/

NYC – To save the city from rising seas, build more of it https://slate.com/business/2019/03/why-new-york-is-expanding-into-the-east-river.html

‘Era of disasters’ poses challenge for governments https://www.governmentnews.com.au/era-of-disasters-pose-challenges-for-governments/

Use forecast to talk about climate change, urges ex-BBC presenter https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/19/use-forecast-to-talk-about-climate-change-urges-ex-bbc-presenter

Avalanches Menace Colorado as Climate Change Raises the Risk https://insideclimatenews.org/news/08032019/avalanche-climate-change-risk-snow-storm-forecast-colorado-switzerland

APRA demands banks, insurers act on climate risk https://www.afr.com/business/insurance/apra-demands-banks-insurers-act-on-climate-risk-20190320-h1cl3l

Climate change making storms like Idai more severe, say experts https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/19/climate-change-making-storms-like-idai-more-severe-say-experts?CMP=share_btn_tw

Study shows IPCC is underselling climate change https://phys.org/news/2019-03-ipcc-underselling-climate.html

Cyclone Idai lays bare the fundamental injustice of climate change https://grist.org/article/cyclone-idai-lays-bare-the-fundamental-injustice-of-climate-change/

The waters are rising, the floods are coming. What are we doing to save ourselves? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/20/nebraska-floods-more-water-coming-heres-what-mankind-should-do/3214576002/

Climate-ready planning laws for NSW https://www.edonsw.org.au/climate_ready_planning_laws

Assessing contributions of major emitters’ Paris‐era decisions to future temperature extremes https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018GL081608?af=R&

The Subtle Seduction of the ‘Warm’ in Global Warming https://undark.org/2019/03/21/warmth-and-global-warming/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Building Africa’s bridge to resilience must be a joint effort http://news.trust.org/item/20190315144640-wlxco

Cyclone Idai highlights urgent need to ensure resilience of infrastructure to extreme weather https://www.unisdr.org/archive/64290

Dependence of flood peaks and volumes in modeled discharge time series: effect of different uncertainty sources https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169419302641

A growing number of cities are looking beyond the usual 100-year floodplain and requiring more homes to be built higher for their own protection https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19032019/fema-flood-maps-risk-zones-cities-climate-change-mexico-beach-houston-outer-banks

New Jersey Law Helps Cities Better Prepare for Floods https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2019/03/18/new-jersey-law-helps-cities-better-prepare-for-floods

“Cyclone Idai underlines that no matter how effective early warnings are, there is still a huge demand for greater investment in resilient infrastructure in many parts of the world” https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/03/1034881

Wildfire management funding boosted to $101M as B.C. prepares for dry season https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-preparation-wildfires-2019-1.5062537

Post-Harvey Flood Control Regulations Are Hitting Developers Hard https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/construction-development/post-harvey-flood-control-regulations-cause-costly-delays-98046

What’s Behind the Massive Midwestern Floods: 2 Giant Waves of Water https://www.livescience.com/65026-why-midwest-missouri-river-mississippi-flood.html

Coexisting with combustion: the future of bushfire management https://adi.deakin.edu.au/news/coexisting-with-combustion

Douglas Shire Council used the highest level of technical analysis and feedback from locals to develop a draft Resilient Coast Strategic Plan https://douglas.qld.gov.au/douglas-shire-first-in-qld-with-resilient-coast-strategy/

The CRED presents the bill: the socio-economic cost of natural disasters https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/nh/2019/03/20/the-cred-presents-the-bill-the-socio-economic-cost-of-natural-disasters/

The Urgent Need for Public-Private Collaboration for Improving Disaster Resilience https://meetingoftheminds.org/the-urgent-need-for-public-private-collaboration-for-improving-disaster-resilience-30089

 

Emergency Management

2019 Flood Damage Assessment Packet Available https://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=609

Mozambique cyclone: “90 per cent” of Beira and surrounds damaged or destroyed https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/press-release/mozambique-cyclone-90-per-cent-beira-surrounds-damaged-destroyed/

Four Lessons From ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Flooding In The Great Plains https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/03/18/four-lessons-from-bomb-cyclone-flooding-in-the-great-plains/#3f6fc9d650a8

Lake Eyre begins filling with Queensland floodwaters as Birdsville roads reopen https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-18/lake-eyre-begins-filling-with-queensland-floodwaters/10909716

Satellite images Historic Floods Inundate Nebraska https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/144691/historic-floods-inundate-nebraska

Residents rescued amid historic flooding across Midwest https://www.cbsnews.com/news/midwest-flooding-rescues-rainwater-snowmelt-today-2019-03-16/

Millions from Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe affected as houses and roads submerged https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/19/cyclone-idai-worst-weather-disaster-to-hit-southern-hemisphere-mozambique-malawi

Tathra bushfires anniversary brings another financial blow for many already suffering https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-18/tathra-fires-anniversary-means-end-of-rent-insurance/10909800?pfmredir=sm

Cyclone Idai: emergency getting ‘bigger by the hour’, warns UN food agency https://reliefweb.int/report/mozambique/cyclone-idai-emergency-getting-bigger-hour-warns-un-food-agency

After the flood, 2 Nebraska buddies find an indestructible beer fridge miles from its home https://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/after-the-flood-nebraska-buddies-find-an-indestructible-beer-fridge/article_14e87653-c6ff-5eee-bfae-1e2cc6d67618.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Report: We’ve Failed Miserably at Preparedness https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Report-Weve-Failed-Miserably-at-Preparedness.html

“Floods and hurricanes happen. The hazard itself is not the disaster—it’s our habits, our building codes.”https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/03/midwestern-flooding-isnt-natural-disaster/585403/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share

Review to examine Tas bushfire response https://www.araratadvertiser.com.au/story/5963807/review-to-examine-tas-bushfire-response/?cs=9397

Rescue, Relief Efforts Underway in Cyclone-Hit Southern Africa https://www.europesun.com/news/260057810/rescue-relief-efforts-underway-in-cyclone-hit-southern-africa?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Use of smartphones and social media is common across most emerging economies http://www.pewinternet.org/2019/03/07/use-of-smartphones-and-social-media-is-common-across-most-emerging-economies/

Resilience – a card game https://seriousgeo.games/2019/02/19/resilience-development-of-a-card-game/

Game Of Floods: Can Climate Change Have A Fun Side? https://patch.com/california/larkspurcortemadera/game-floods-can-climate-change-have-fun-side

 

Psychology and Disasters

Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath included spike in heart disease hospitalizations https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/63438?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

 

Sociology and Disasters

Why are Malawi local communities so vulnerable to floods in the first place? https://theconversation.com/why-malawi-is-failing-to-protect-people-from-floods-and-what-needs-to-be-done-113794

Christchurch, Terrorism, and Resilience: ‘We Don’t Have Time to Hate’ https://theglobepost.com/2019/03/20/christchurch-attack-community/

Methodological Challenges in Social Vulnerability and Resilience Research: Reflections on Studies in the Canterbury and Tohoku Disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331903558_Methodological_Challenges_in_Social_Vulnerability_and_Resilience_Research_Reflections_on_Studies_in_the_Canterbury_and_Tohoku_Disasters

Improving social capital as part of building resilient cities https://phi.ljmu.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Resilient-Communities-Full-Report.pdf

Today in disaster resilience (25 January 2019)

disaster

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Jeneberang river overflows, killing 6 and leaving 10 missing – Sulawesi, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2019/01/22/jeneberang-river-overflows-killing-6-and-leaving-10-missing-sulawesi-indonesia/

Strong explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico https://watchers.news/2019/01/23/strong-explosion-at-popocatepetl-volcano-mexico/

Madagascar – Several Dead After Floods and Landslides Cause Buildings to Collapse in Antananarivo http://floodlist.com/africa/madagascar-floods-antananarivo-january-2019

Niger – Rising Rivers Cause Flooding in Tillaberi and Diffa Regions http://floodlist.com/africa/niger-flooding-tillaberi-diffa-january-2019

Burundi – Floods in Bujumbura Leave 10 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/burundi-floods-bujumbura-januarty-2019

Indonesia flood, landslide death toll rises to 30 https://www.emirates247.com/news/indonesia-flood-landslide-death-toll-rises-to-30-2019-01-24-1.678520

Flooding in Mozambique as Tropical Cyclone Desmond makes landfall https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/flooding-mozambique-tropical-cyclone-desmond-landfall-190122093541944.html

Large storm hitting central US, heading east with flooding rain, strong winds https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/US/large-storm-hitting-central-us-heading-east-flooding/story?id=60563606

South America – Further Flooding in Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia http://floodlist.com/america/flooding-argentina-uruguay-bolivia-january-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Jan 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/74113/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Jan-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Planchon-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Corporate America Is Getting Ready to Monetize Climate Change https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-22/muggy-disney-parks-downed-at-t-towers-firms-tally-climate-risk

Americans Increasingly Say Climate Change Is Happening Now https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22012019/climate-change-survey-impact-now-americans-extreme-weather-george-mason-yale

Extreme heatwave: 45C across South Australia as Tasmanian bushfires rage https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2019/jan/24/australia-extreme-heatwave-south-australia-45c-tasmania-bushfires-victoria-temperature-nsw-weather-forecast-live-news-updates?CMP=twt_gu

King tides viewing party showcases dangers of sea level rise http://www.thedailyworld.com/news/king-tides-viewing-party-showcases-dangers-of-sea-level-rise/

What does ’12 years to save the planet’ really mean? https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/what-does-12-years-save-planet-really-mean.html

We Need to Accept We’re Likely Underestimating the Climate Crisis https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a25990174/greenland-ice-melt-antarctica-climate-change-crisis/

We can’t save everything from climate change – here’s how to make choices https://theconversation.com/we-cant-save-everything-from-climate-change-heres-how-to-make-choices-108141?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Washed away: Rising water in R.I. begins to erode worth of coastal homes https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20190122/washed-away-rising-water-in-ri-begins-to-erode-worth-of-coastal-homes

Why the fate of this tiny Louisiana island is the world’s most important news story of 2019 http://www.philly.com/news/columnists/climate-change-accelerating-tips-isle-de-jean-charles-louisiana-rising-sea-level-20190124.html

Skye volcanic eruption ‘changed climate’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46986509

New study establishes causal link between climate, conflict, and migration https://phys.org/news/2019-01-causal-link-climate-conflict-migration.html

A two- to three-fold increase in heatwave activity in the United Kingdom since the late 19th century has been identified https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2019/01/22/two-to-three-fold-increase-in-heatwave-occurrence-and-severity-seen-directly-in-uk-temperature-records/

Near-term climate prediction coming of age, study shows https://phys.org/news/2019-01-near-term-climate-age.html

The battle on the frontline of climate change in Mali https://www.bbc.com/news/the-reporters-46921487

These U.S. Cities Are the Most at Risk From Rising Seas https://www.thestreet.com/personal-finance/real-estate/us-cities-most-in-danger-of-rising-seas-14839105

 

Disaster risk reduction

Climate Change Is Here and National Flood Insurance Reform Is Overdue, Fugate Says http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Climate-Change-Is-Here-and-National-Flood-Insurance-Reform-Is-Overdue-Fugate-Says.html

Improving Flood Risk Disclosure https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/digital-dialogues/improving-flood-risk-disclosure/

The new issue of Disaster Prevention and Management https://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/28/1

Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction Policies http://www.ilsileno.it/geographiesoftheanthropocene/e-book-releases/

Ancient Faults Amplify Intraplate Earthquakes https://eos.org/research-spotlights/ancient-faults-amplify-intraplate-earthquakes

Enhancing Weather, Climate, and Water Information Services across Central Asia http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2019/01/21/enhancing-weather-climate-and-water-information-services-across-central-asia

A New Tool for Studying Volcanic Eruptions Like Kīlauea https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-new-tool-for-studying-volcanic-eruptions-like-kilauea

Breaking the cycle of “flood-rebuild-repeat” http://blogs.law.columbia.edu/climatechange/2019/01/22/breaking-the-cycle-of-flood-rebuild-repeat-new-white-paper-from-the-sabin-center-and-the-natural-resources-defense-council/

China: Floods in northern parts cause US$5.7bn economic losses in 2018 http://www.asiainsurancereview.com/News/View-NewsLetter-Article?id=45452&Type=eDaily

Weather catastrophes drive majority of $225 billion economic cost of natural perils in 2018 – Aon catastrophe report https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/weather-catastrophes-drive-majority-of-225-billion-economic-cost-of-natural-perils-in-2018–aon-catastrophe-report-300781889.html

Building a more resilient Afghanistan https://medium.com/world-of-opportunity/building-a-more-resilient-afghanistan-2fb3b07b56d0

The old ways of dealing with fire no longer valid http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/blogpost/richard-thornton/2019/old-ways-dealing-fire-no-longer-valid?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=RTtasopedjan2019

Red Relief for a Japanese Volcano https://www.esri.com/en-us/maps-we-love/gallery/red-relief

How to Hurricane Map https://nation.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=3e04cf33cd9747f2b553e14b92a188b9

Inside China’s leading ‘sponge city’: Wuhan’s war with water https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jan/23/inside-chinas-leading-sponge-city-wuhans-war-with-water

An improved method for estimating the probability of extreme events https://phys.org/news/2019-01-method-probability-extreme-events.html

Advanced modelling techniques could improve how cities deal with floods http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2019/january/city-flood-planning.html

Homeowners falling behind growing threat of climate-related catastrophes: study https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/homeowners-falling-behind-growing-threat-of-climate-related-catastrophes-study-1.4258043

Floodplain Risk Management Guide: Incorporating 2016 Australian Rainfall and Runoff in studies https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/-/media/OEH/Corporate-Site/Documents/Water/Floodplains/floodplain-risk-management-guide-180527.pdf

Flood Forecasting Meets Machine Learning http://fathom.global/news/fathom-google

Recommendations made for developing a new Canadian flood resilience standard https://www.continuitycentral.com/index.php/news/resilience-news/3645-recommendations-made-for-developing-a-new-canadian-flood-resilience-standard

Emergency Management

Eerie Welsh ‘ghost town’ abandoned because it keeps flooding https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/21/eerie-welsh-ghost-town-abandoned-keeps-flooding-8369062/

The Shutdown Is Making The U.S. Less Prepared For Hurricane Season https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/01/the-shutdown-is-making-the-us-less-prepared-for-hurricane-season/

Senator Gardner proposes wildfire bill that could save firefighter lives https://www.nbc11news.com/content/news/504771291.html

2018: Extreme weather events affected 60m people https://www.unisdr.org/archive/63267

Preparedness against mobility disruption by floods https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718345388#

Study: Puerto Rico received slower, less ‘generous’ disaster aid than Texas, Florida https://thehill.com/latino/426497-puerto-rico-received-slower-less-generous-federal-disaster-aid-than-texas-florida

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

ResiliencebyDesign Research Innovation Lab http://crfrblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/resiliencebydesign-research-innovation.html

Those considering staying to defend their bush properties against fire must be “both physically and mentally” prepared — and even then they may lose the battle https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-23/bushfire-veteran-of-1967-nervous-as-tas-emergency-grows/10737610?smid=Page:%20ABC%20Hobart-Facebook_Organic&WT.tsrc=Facebook_Organic&sf206435495=1

PreparedBC: Guide for Apartments, Condos and Townhomes https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc-guides/preparedbc_condo_guide_2018.pdf

What makes a horror fire danger day? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-24/what-makes-a-horror-fire-danger-day/10685918

How WhatsApp, the enabler of fake news, helped save lives in Tamil Nadu after Cyclone Gaja https://scroll.in/magazine/905808/how-whatsapp-the-enabler-of-fake-news-helped-save-lives-in-tamil-nadu-after-cyclone-gaja

Online social network used in Vermont flood disaster recovery https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/24/18129437/front-porch-forum-vermont-social-network-listserv-local-online-community?fbclid=IwAR1OioMjGBBnqBnFyLkIt21MVN2cooBdQBPED1bnGkACFe3pUbckyTKQGjc

Building bridges between experts and the public: a comparison of two-way communication formats for flooding and air pollution risk https://www.geosci-commun.net/2/39/2019/

Consultation explores opportunities for flood and coastal erosion management at a local level https://www.gov.uk/government/news/consultation-explores-opportunities-for-flood-and-coastal-erosion-management-at-a-local-level

 

Sociology and Disasters

Special Issue: ‘The Making of Caribbean Not-so-Natural Disasters’, Alternautas, Vol. 5, Issue 2 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330579859_2018_Special_Issue_’The_Making_of_Caribbean_Not-so-Natural_Disasters’_Alternautas_Vol_5_Issue_2

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