Today in disaster resilience (7 September 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Nagaland: Post-flood landslides paralyse relief work, acute shortage of essentials reported https://scroll.in/article/892837/nagaland-post-flood-landslides-paralyse-relief-work-acute-shortage-of-essentials-reported

2018 now worst fire season on record as B.C. extends state of emergency https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/state-emergency-bc-wildfires-1.4803546

14 People Die Due To Flooding In Different Parts Of Niger State https://www.naijawide.com/2018/09/just-in-14-people-die-due-to-flooding-in-different-parts-of-niger-state/

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Maryland and Pennsylvania After 250mm of Rain http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flash-floods-maryland-pennsylvania-31-august-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Vietnam and China – Floods and Landslides Leave 9 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-china-floods-landslides-august-september-2018

What Was Lost in Brazil’s Devastating Museum Fire https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/09/brazil-rio-de-janeiro-museum-fire/569299/

Typhoon Jebi: Japan hit by strongest storm of 25 years https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/04/typhoon-jebi-japan-hit-by-strongest-storm-for-25-years

Historic flooding hits Manhattan, Kansas, state of emergency declared in 5 counties https://watchers.news/2018/09/05/historic-flooding-hits-manhattan-kansas-state-of-emergency-declared-in-5-counties/

151 dead or missing, tens of thousands displaced as major floods hit North Korea after ‘unprecedented’ drought https://watchers.news/2018/09/05/151-dead-or-missing-tens-of-thousands-displaced-as-major-floods-hit-north-korea-after-unprecedented-drought/

Hurricane Florence strengthens in Atlantic: Tips to prepare for the storm http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/05/hurricane-florence-strengthens-in-atlantic-tips-to-prepare-for-storm.html

India – 19 Dead in Uttar Pradesh Floods as Rivers Rise http://floodlist.com/asia/india-uttar-pradesh-floods-september-2018

Deadly Gordon brings drenching rains to Gulf Coast after making landfall near the Alabama-Mississippi border https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/04/us/tropical-storm-gordon-preparation-wxc/index.html

Japan hit by deadly earthquake and mudslides https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45429673

There have been 2200 wildfires in Germany this year https://blog.datawrapper.de/weekly43-wildfires-germany/

Mexico – 10,000 Hit by Floods in Piedras Negras, Coahuila http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-piedras-negras-coahuila-september-2018

Country-wide flood death toll rises to 1,459, India https://watchers.news/2018/09/06/country-wide-flood-death-toll-rises-to-1-459-india/

Flood kills Nursing Mother, Child,19 Others  in Kano, Niger, Jigawa http://nationalinsightnews.com/flood-kills-nursing-mother-child19-others-in-kano-niger-jigawa/

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Sep 2018: Semeru volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Sabancaya, Aoba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70458/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Sep-2018-Semeru-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Sabancaya-Aoba.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

What a New York Times op-ed misses about living with climate change http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2018/08/27/new-york-times-op-ed-living-with-climate-change/

Pacific nations push Morrison government to pledge support for Paris climate accord https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/pacific-nations-push-morrison-government-to-pledge-support-for-paris-climate-accord-20180829-p500jz.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed&csp=0ef578ba64bd33bdd745338efbf749a5

‘Archived’ heat has reached deep into the Arctic interior, researchers say https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180829143836.htm

The three-degree world: the cities that will be drowned by global warming https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2017/nov/03/three-degree-world-cities-drowned-global-warming

NSW records its driest year to date since 1965 but the Top End gets ‘abnormal’ winter rain http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-03/warm-and-dry-winter-for-nsw/10188560

Heatwave: 2018 was the joint hottest summer for UK https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45399134

Viet Nam embracing climate action in pursuit of a more sustainable, resilient future https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/ascending-dragon

In Vietnam, early-season floods warn of climate change risks to come https://www.irinnews.org/photo-feature/2018/09/03/vietnam-early-season-floods-warn-climate-change-risks-come?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

In Australia when it rains, whether it is light, moderate, or extreme rainfall, it rains more https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018GL078875

Don’t Be Fooled: Weather Is Not Climate https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/dont-be-fooled-weather-is-not-climate/

Mann receives 2018 AGU Climate Communication Prize https://news.psu.edu/story/534583/2018/09/04/research/mann-receives-2018-agu-climate-communication-prize

Books that show us climate change http://www.publicbooks.org/let-us-now-see-climate-change/

Combining role-play with interactive simulation to motivate informed climate action: Evidence from the World Climate simulation https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0202877

The Cost of Climate Change in Hawaii https://www.hawaiibusiness.com/cost-of-climate-change/

The global temperature for August 2018 was well above average https://climate.copernicus.eu/resources/data-analysis/average-surface-air-temperature-analysis/monthly-maps/surface-air-12

Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/europe-needs-coastal-adaptation-measures-avoid-catastrophic-flooding-end-century

Yale Climate Opinion Maps 2018 http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/visualizations-data/ycom-us-2018/?est=happening&type=value&geo=county

Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times https://newclimateeconomy.report/2018/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=NewClimateEcon&utm_campaign=NewClimateEconomy

Submerged rock features near Pine Island Glacier—a major contributor to global sea-level rise—play a critical role in the ice’s movement https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/antarctic-glaciers-breakup-is-controlled-by-seafloor-topography/?amp

Australia signs declaration saying climate change ‘single greatest threat’ to Pacific https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/06/australia-signs-declaration-climate-change-greatest-threat-pacific-islands

A new analysis of how air moves between two layers of Earth’s atmosphere reveals a deep system that could enable long-term weather forecasts and better climate models https://earth.stanford.edu/news/finding-pulse-polar-vortex

Australia is not yet on track to meet its emissions reduction targets under the Paris Agreement https://climateworks.com.au/story/media-release/australia-not-track-reach-2030-emissions-reduction-target-potential-there-report

 

Disaster risk reduction

Floods should not be forgotten after the monsoon because they are a national issue http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-08-31/plan-and-prepare.html

In Kerala and Kodagu, ecologists warned of extreme floods years ago https://qz.com/india/1370367/in-kerala-and-kodagu-the-extreme-floods-were-foretold/

Bangkok is sinking. How will Thailand’s capital cope when flooding disaster strikes again? https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2162409/bangkok-sinking-how-will-thailands-capital-cope-when

Earthquake Precursors, Processes, and Predictions https://eos.org/editors-vox/earthquake-precursors-processes-and-predictions

New automatic weather stations advance climate information & early warning in the Kingdom of Cambodia https://floodresilience.net/blogs/take-care-unclear-conditions-ahead

Issues of Natural Hazards NZ https://www.naturalhazards.org.nz/NHRP/Publications/Natural-Hazards-Issues

In Quake-Prone California, Alarm at Scant Insurance Coverage https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/us/california-earthquake-insurance.html#click=https://t.co/hysQVXFK4i

Frontal fault location and most recent earthquake timing for the Alpine Fault at Whataroa, Westland, New Zealand https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00288306.2018.1509878?tokenDomain=eprints&tokenAccess=Wcp9G73ZaAtdXAgxKjyN&forwardService=showFullText&doi=10.1080%2F00288306.2018.1509878&doi=10.1080%2F00288306.2018.1509878&journalCode=tnzg20

In wildfire-prone B.C. and California, urban sprawl and bad planning are fuelling future infernos. What can we do? https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-in-wildfire-prone-bc-and-california-urban-sprawl-and-bad-planning/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links

We invited the floods by encroaching the riverbeds https://gangatoday.com/en/articles/194-encroachment-on-kerala-rivers.html#.W40LaWMzIwg.twitter

Citizens, Satellites, and the Future of Disease Monitoring https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/citizens-satellites-and-the-future-disease-monitoring?utm_content=buffere701a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Multiple Disasters Provide Opportunity for Learning https://www.argolimited.com/multiple-disasters-provide-opportunity-learning/

Mapping, modelling, drones: understanding flood risk in the Niger capital https://www.climatecentre.org/news/1041/mapping-modelling-drones-understanding-flood-risk-in-niger-capital

Bad dam management caused Kerala floods: Madhav Gadgil https://www.livemint.com/Politics/itmlA9tzBbbYwJaS5haeuJ/Bad-dam-management-caused-Kerala-floods-Madhav-Gadgil.html

Enormous wildfires spark scramble to improve fire models https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06090-0?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf196788729=1

Govt to start $37mn Glacial Lake Outburst Flood project https://arynews.tv/en/govt-start-37mn-glacial-lake-outburst-flood-project/

House prices in Brisbane’s flood-prone areas float to the top https://therealestateconversation.com.au/news/2018/09/04/house-prices-brisbanes-flood-prone-areas-float-the-top/1536022250

Investigating the role of iwi management plans in natural hazard management https://resiliencechallenge.nz/matauranga-maori-programme/iwi-management-plans-in-natural-hazard-management-funding/

Houston a year after Harvey report http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/d29356_e091a002a4044214a943df4d5d2100df.pdf?platform=hootsuite

New Florida Keys Cottages Are Storm-Proof Affordable Housing https://www.citylab.com/design/2018/08/new-storm-proof-cottages-will-help-house-the-florida-keys-workforce/568210/?utm_medium=social&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_term=2018-08-31T18%3A53%3A17&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=city-lab

New Software Can Predict Landslides Weeks Before They Happen https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/new-software-can-predict-landslides-weeks-before-they-happen-180970181/

UCL Hazard Centre at the forefront of preparing for volcanic eruptions https://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/news/2018/sep/ucl-hazard-centre-forefront-preparing-volcanic-eruptions

Grand Forks votes to buy out entire neighborhood after major flood https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/grand-forks-votes-to-buy-out-entire-neighborhood-after-major-flood-1.4811582

Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals http://datatopics.worldbank.org/sdgatlas/?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Incoming Pakistani government is considering flood management measures but is hoping to steer clear of expensive, hard engineering or structural approaches https://tribune.com.pk/story/1795390/1-soft-engineering-measures-govt-mulling-alternative-flood-management-plans/

Caribbean hurricane season ‘will be different this time’ https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/09/1018591

Why the focus on insurance to address loss and damage is a distraction from real solutions https://us.boell.org/2018/08/30/not-silver-bullet

Coastal Labs Studying Increased Flooding Consider Moving Because Of Increased Flooding https://www.npr.org/2018/09/06/644855015/coastal-labs-studying-increased-flooding-consider-moving-because-of-increased-fl?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Submerged Risks Haunt Low-Level Airports https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-09-05/submerged-risks-of-climate-change-haunt-low-level-airports

Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/history/environmental-history/empire-and-ecology-bengal-delta-making-calcutta?format=HB

The 2015 landslide and tsunami in Taan Fiord, Alaska https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-30475-w.epdf?shared_access_token=p1N2w84OdhOA8ieaQPxOb9RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0NKtHb1r2bYt79OUzwlMQqXyIxKjYbXNzTEYdav7jHxmS3NKlaag2jCjZp53EBUm_3eV7-ZsMmMFLaBTHCaEVTQNH_QA1dEMGolXcEGkdFd-x9toWvqvAp1pnWbRpH_omA%3D

As climate risks surge, flood barriers rise in Britain http://news.trust.org/item/20180906120046-pejcq/

A Year After Hurricane Harvey, Congress Still Hasn’t Improved U.S. Flood Policy https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/08/24/a-year-after-hurricane-harvey-congress-still-hasnt-improved-us-flood-policy

 

Emergency Management

Flood alert as ‘unprecedented’ volume of water flows down Brahmaputra https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/2018/08/31/flood-alert-as-unprecedented-volume-of-water-flows-down-brahmaputra/

Inter-organisational learning in public safety management system https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-09-2017-0217?journalCode=dpm

Early warning a must to cope with floods https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/2018/09/03/early-warning-a-must-to-cope-with-floods/

Why Firefighters Need to Practice Self-Care Before Caring for Others https://inpublicsafety.com/2018/04/why-firefighters-need-to-practice-self-care-before-caring-for-others/

Communicable Diseases Claim 60 in Post-Floods Kerala https://weather.com/en-IN/india/monsoon/news/2018-09-03-communicable-diseases-kerala-floods

Kerala officials estimate post-floods rebuilding will cost $3.7bn https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/08/kerala-authorities-estimate-rebuilding-flood-cost-3bn-180831104259692.html

Hurricanes and wildfires overwhelmed FEMA in 2017, according to new GAO report https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/hurricanes-and-wildfires-overwhelmed-fema-in-2017-according-to-new-gao-report/2018/09/04/cb778e18-af9a-11e8-9a6a-565d92a3585d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3e810d8b560a

Japan recovering from Jebi http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/123668.php

Grenfell inquiry: Missing plans endangered crew and residents https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45425582?ns_campaign=bbcnews&ocid=socialflow_twitter&ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter

While Kerala gets support of the country, flood ravaged Northeast is missing from the headlines https://rightlog.in/2018/08/northeast-floods-01/

2018 Resilient Australia Award winners announced https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/2018-resilient-australia-award-winners-announced?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EM+Update+September+2018&utm_content=emv.vic.gov.au%2Fnews%2F2018-resilient-australia-award-winners-announced&utm_source=www.vision6.com.au

Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2018 https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/51

Preparation Encouraged as Peak Hurricane Season Begins http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Preparation-Encouraged-as-Peak-Hurricane-Season-Begins.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

An empirical assessment of impact based tornado warnings on shelter in place decisions https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918301195

Typologies of citizen co-production in flood risk governance https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901118302466

Transforming Disaster Planning – A Child Centred Approach http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/film/

National Preparedness Month https://www.ready.gov/september

New Hamburg residents fed up with flooding https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8877460-new-hamburg-residents-fed-up-with-flooding/#.W5AErcWwqnI.twitter

Flood engagement officers help communities become more flood resilient in the UK https://www.gov.uk/government/news/helping-communities-be-flood-resilient

Hurricanes: Common Misperceptions Heard from the National Hurricane Center http://www.weathernationtv.com/news/hurricanes-common-misperceptions-heard-from-the-national-hurricane-center/#.W5Gd197W9bo.twitter

Australian Public Information and Warnings Handbook launched https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/handbook-16-public-information-and-warnings/

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Follow #30days30waysUK throughout September on social media http://30days30waysuk.org.uk/

 

Sociology and Disasters

New report details how Houston floodplain ordinance can worsen inequality in face of future floods https://texashousers.net/2018/08/30/new-report-details-how-houston-floodplain-ordinance-can-worsen-inequality-in-face-of-future-floods/

Landslides are growing risk to the poorest https://climatenewsnetwork.net/landslides-are-growing-risk-to-poorest/

How social ties influence evacuation behaviour https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/48/

The Politics of the Anthropocene https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-politics-of-the-anthropocene-9780198809623?cc=us&lang=en&

Loss and damage from a gender equality perspective https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/2018/09/04/loss-and-damage-from-a-gender-equality-perspective

 

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Today in disaster resilience (8 June 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Three people trapped by lava airlifted to safety near Hawaii volcano https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/three-people-trapped-by-lava-airlifted-to-safety-near-hawaii-volcano-idUSKCN1IZ0WR?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b145de604d3017fcb99f03c&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Guatemala volcano blankets nearby villages with ash http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/nation-world/article212456399.html

Death toll in Oman, Yemen from Cyclone Mekunu rises to 30 https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/death-toll-in-oman-yemen-from-cyclone-mekunu-rises-to-30/story-n978yAeQSDJscsFmDPBpSL.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Spain – Flood Rescues After Heavy Rain Hits Valencia, Albacete and Murcia http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-valencia-albacete-murcia-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

France – Evacuations After Storms and Floods in Brittany http://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-brittany-june-2018

USA – Flood Emergency Declared in West Virginia http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flood-emergency-west-virginia-june-2018Volcan de Fuego 2018 https://www.volcanocafe.org/volcan-de-fuego-2018/

Guatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44350974

 

Guatemala volcano: Search after deadly eruption https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44363444

Tajikistan – Floods in South Leave 6 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/tajikistan-floods-khatlon-may-2018

India – Flooding and Deadly Landslide in Mizoram http://floodlist.com/asia/india-flooding-and-deadly-landslide-in-mizoram

Vietnam – Landslides and Flooding Destroy Houses and Leave 1 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-landslides-june-2018

Europe – Flash Floods Hit South West France and Northern Spain http://floodlist.com/europe/floods-aquitaine-france-catalonia-spain-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Earthquake and ash eruption hit Kilauea volcano http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/nation-world/national/article212718554.html

Large fire ravages Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, tons of water poured in by planes https://www.rt.com/news/428807-chernobyl-exclusion-zone-fire/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How Climate Change Ignites Wildfires From California to South Africa https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-wildfires-2573967514.html

Does global warming make tropical cyclones stronger? http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2018/05/does-global-warming-make-tropical-cyclones-stronger/

State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018 https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29687?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Limiting global warming to 2 degrees now ‘aspirational’: scientists https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/limiting-global-warming-to-2-degrees-now-aspirational-scientists-20180604-p4zjeb.html

South Australia rides renewables boom to become electricity exporter https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jun/05/south-australia-rides-renewables-boom-to-become-electricity-exporter?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Norfolk Wants to Remake Itself as Sea Level Rises, but Who Will Be Left Behind? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/15052018/norfolk-virginia-navy-sea-level-rise-flooding-urban-planning-poverty-coastal-resilience?platform=hootsuite

The World Is Dangerously Lowballing The Economic Cost Of Climate Change, Study Finds https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/climate-change-cost_us_5b11bc9de4b010565aac04fa

Why India’s approach to climate change is missing the point https://qz.com/1294417/climate-change-is-ravaging-india-but-ordinary-indians-are-doing-very-little-about-it/

Renewable energy capacity set to exceed target Federal Government said was impossible http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-18/renewable-energy-capacity-to-exceed-impossible-target/9667870

This tool shows you which cities will flood as ice sheets melt https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/06/this-nasa-tool-can-tell-you-which-melting-glacier-may-flood-your-city/

Earth’s Average CO2 Levels Cross 410 ppm for the First Month Ever https://www.ecowatch.com/earth-co2-levels-fossil-fuels-2565799028.html

Report: US high-tide flooding twice what it was 30 years ago https://apnews.com/c833043446364ee4937433ed5c0b2180/Report:-US-high-tide-flooding-twice-what-it-was-30-years-ago

Volunteers who have been monitoring glaciers for generations are firsthand witnesses to a warming Arctic landscape https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/the-icelandic-families-tracking-climate-change-with-measuring-tape/562184/

Media and Climate Change Observatory http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/icecaps/research/media_coverage/index.html

Map of the world during the last ice age (21,000 years ago) https://sta.sh/01andzseyoey

Managed retreat; unpacking the ‘black box’ https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Edge/Managed-retreat-unpacking-the-black-box

Thanks to global warming-induced sea-level rise, coastal waters are increasingly spilling into communities https://grist.org/article/noaa-like-2017-2018-will-be-a-record-year-for-floods/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Weathering the Storm: Building Community Resilience in Environmental Justice Communities https://blog.ucsusa.org/science-blogger/weathering-the-storm-building-community-resilience-in-environmental-justice-communities

Jersey towns compete for bragging rights over flood proofing https://whyy.org/articles/jersey-towns-compete-for-bragging-rights-over-flood-proofing/

Become a Certified Floodplain Manager http://www.floods.org/index.asp?menuID=215&firstlevelmenuID=180&siteID=1

A St. Augustine man has developed a unique way to protect home’s from a storm from storm surge and debris during a hurricane https://www.news4jax.com/weather/hurricane/st-augustine-man-creates-hurricane-panels-to-protect-from-storm-surge?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Street Grids May Make Cities Hotter https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/04/street-grids-may-make-cities-hotter/558845/?utm_source=twb

Floods are not “natural” disasters outside our control—we can reduce the impacts and risks if we resolve to https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/05/america-is-flooding-and-its-our-fault/561605/

Cheap property, expensive risk: living on the path of destruction https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/cheap-property-expensive-risk-living-on-the-path-of-destruction-20180531-p4zilt.html

Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption Draws Scientific Interest https://www.npr.org/2018/05/30/615486399/hawaiis-volcanic-eruption-draws-scientific-interest?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

After floods, some people in this neighborhood decided not to rebuild https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/05/when-people-decide-against-rebuilding/?popupally_stop=subscriber

Hurricane season is officially here. How much damage will 2018 bring? https://www.ajc.com/weather/hurricane-season-officially-here-how-much-damage-will-2018-bring/awpmmMjEejg1Kbdipw3NmN/

Researchers decipher readings from January’s Montecito, California landslide to determine details of disaster’s scale and location https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/05/30/seismometer-readings-could-offer-debris-flow-early-warning/

Looking forward: Chief Resilience Officers share their hopes for the next 5 years http://www.100resilientcities.org/looking-forward-chief-resilience-officers-share-their-hopes-for-the-next-5-years/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=blog

Government-backed home flood insurance coming to Canada? https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/government-backed-home-flood-insurance-coming-canada-1004132447/

Seismometer Readings Could Offer Debris Flow Early Warning http://www.caltech.edu/news/seismometer-readings-could-offer-debris-flow-early-warning-82393

Poland joins Resilient Cities Campaign https://www.unisdr.org/archive/58588

Wildfire Risk Increase http://www.climatesignals.org/climate-signals/wildfire-risk-increase?utm_content=buffer2dd40&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Anniversary of historic floods in Germany: What is the best protection against flooding? https://www.munichre.com/topics-online/en/2018/06/flood-europe

In 2016/17, 11% of new homes in England and Wales were built within areas of high flood risk https://www.propertywire.com/news/uk/rise-homes-built-flood-risk-land-green-belt-england-wales/

Natural Flood Management Network launched http://www.hutton.ac.uk/news/natural-flood-management-network-launched

Mt Ruapehu crater lake warming up, rise in volcanic tremor https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/104493902/mt-ruapehu-crater-lake-warming-up-rise-in-volcanic-tremor

Could some quakes come with warning signals? Researchers’ Alaskan findings could have implications for New Zealand https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12064935

Revealed: the areas building the most new homes in flood zones https://www.lgcplus.com/services/housing/revealed-the-areas-building-the-most-homes-on-flood-zones/7024731.article

Renaturalizing Floodplains http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=84952&utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=chenling

Hurricanes are moving more slowly than they used to. That means storms are dumping more rain and doing more damage when they make landfall https://www.npr.org/2018/06/06/616814022/hurricanes-are-moving-more-slowly-which-means-more-damage

Jacksonville resilient after Great Fire. But what about Great Flood? http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20180602/mark-woods-jacksonville-resilient-after-great-fire-but-what-about-great-flood

Latest version of Disaster Prevention and Management https://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/27/3

The 2018 Storm Surge Report https://www.corelogic.com/insights/storm-surge-report.aspx?WT.mc_id=crlg_180601_y2m5Q

A 1,000-year flood in Maryland shows the big problem with so much asphalt https://grist.org/article/a-1000-year-flood-in-maryland-shows-the-big-problem-with-so-much-asphalt/

Understanding Risk (UR) is an open and global community of more than 6,500 experts and practitioners in the field of disaster risk assessment https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/Understanding%20Risk%20SOI.pdf

From Kilauea to Fuego: three things you should know about volcano risk https://theconversation.com/from-kilauea-to-fuego-three-things-you-should-know-about-volcano-risk-97775?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

thinkWhere Innovation Helps Manage Disasters in Cambodia https://gisgig.com/2018/06/06/thinkwhere-innovation-helps-manage-disasters-in-cambodia/

Scientists compiled a database of all recorded volcanic fatalities since 1500 https://www.sciencenews.org/article/worlds-deadliest-volcanoes-and-how-they-kill

Thousands of tarmacked driveways blamed for Birmingham flooding https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/thousands-tarmacked-driveways-blamed-birmingham-14750233

Using the hard lessons of a disaster to build resilience for the next event https://www.zurich.com/en/knowledge/articles/2018/06/how-hard-lessons-strengthen-resilience-against-disasters

Monitoring Urban Floods Using Remote Sensing https://arset.gsfc.nasa.gov/disasters/webinars/urban-flooding-18?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=urban_flooding

What precipitation is extreme? http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6393/1072

Hidroituango: the potential for extremely large landslides? https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/06/06/hidroituango-8/

Satellites can help provide flood warnings https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/04/26/satellites-could-further-help-mitigate-river-floods/

After spring floods, Nairobi moves to cut disaster risks https://www.zilient.org/article/after-spring-floods-nairobi-moves-cut-disaster-risks

 

Emergency Management

Study Estimates Prolonged Increase in Puerto Rican Death Rate After Hurricane Maria https://fxb.harvard.edu/2018/05/29/study-estimates-prolonged-increase-in-puerto-rican-death-rate-after-hurricane-maria/

The death toll can be difficult to assess in the aftermath of a major disaster such as Hurricane Maria https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1803972

Disaster Relief Via Drone https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/disaster-medicine/73183

Millions of older people with disabilities risk being excluded from humanitarian assistance http://www.helpage.org/newsroom/latest-news/millions-of-older-people-with-disabilities-risk-being-excluded-from-humanitarian-assistance-new-helpage-report-reveals/

NSW Firefighter successfully appeals against demotion https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/nsw-firefighter-successfully-appeals-against-demotion/

A spate of record-breaking storms has spurred a call for expanding the hurricane scale for better warnings that could save lives https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02062018/hurricane-season-2018-noaa-storm-forecast-global-warming-atlantic-ocean-temperature-new-category-6

Horn of Africa burdened with crisis after crisis https://www.devex.com/news/horn-of-africa-burdened-with-crisis-after-crisis-92839

Spring 2018 edition of HazNet on Fire http://haznet.ca/editors-note-spring-2018/

In the fire-scarred Wine Country, new help for the blind in disasters https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/In-the-fire-scarred-Wine-Country-new-help-for-12964498.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go? http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-california-earthquake-refugee-arizona-20180603-story.html

Are wildfires ‘natural’? https://fireadaptednetwork.org/science-tuesday-naturally-human/?platform=hootsuite

New resilience organization at FEMA aims to build ‘culture of preparedness’ https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/2018/06/new-resilience-organization-at-fema-aims-to-build-culture-of-preparedness/

Dial for help: The surprise hotline helping quake survivors in Papua New Guinea https://www.irinnews.org/news/2018/05/07/dial-help-surprise-hotline-helping-quake-survivors-papua-new-guinea?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

How corruption slows disaster recovery https://theconversation.com/how-corruption-slows-disaster-recovery-96832?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Quantifying Disaster Deaths http://www.disaster-ology.com/home/2018/6/4/quantifying-disaster-death-tolls

Always looking at the sky’: Life amidst Somalia’s flood waters http://www.irinnews.org/photo-feature/2018/06/04/always-looking-sky-life-amidst-somalia-s-flood-waters

As rains lash Sri Lanka, warnings arrive on time http://news.trust.org/item/20180606020556-smnz9/

Updates to national principles for disaster recovery https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/national-principles-disaster-recovery/

GeoNode, a web-based, open source software that enables users to access, share, and visualize geospatial data for disaster recovery https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/GeoNode%20SOI.pdf

FEMA Chief: ‘The Key to Resiliency Is at the Local Level’ https://www.routefifty.com/infrastructure/2018/05/brock-long-fema-resliency/148196/

Guatemala volcano: Emergency agency ‘failed to heed warnings https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44393085

Suit Against Omni Hotels Details Drowned Employee’s Struggle to Escape Harvey Flood Waters http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Suit-Against-Omni-Hotels-Details-Drowned-Employees-Struggle-to-Escape-Harvey-Flood-Waters.html

Internal displacement Global Picture http://www.internal-displacement.org/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Cumbria Flood Resilience Showcase Project http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=Cumbria%20Flood%20Resilience%20Showcase%20Project&edid=a56b3613-b7cb-4bc7-9141-48e0b04d3712

Graduate level courses in Communication Planning & Community Disaster Resilience https://stluciatimes.com/2018/06/01/uwi-moves-to-enhance-the-regions-capacity-for-comprehensive-disaster-risk-management/

Why We Need A National Hurricane Memorial And Museum https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hurricane-harvey-irma-disaster-memorial_us_59badc76e4b02da0e1405aa9

Ten years after Sichuan, China transforms quake preparedness, but Asia lags http://news.trust.org/item/20180511101843-jwz0t/

Disaster and climate change reporting paints a picture of tragedy and hopelessness, framing community members as victims to sell the urgency of mitigation to the public https://shorensteincenter.org/media-disengagement-climate-change/

Iceland and Hawaii: A comparison exercise for your classroom https://www.discover-the-world.co.uk/study-trips/blog/iceland-and-hawaii

Understanding storm surge from tropical cyclones https://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com/tropical-cyclones/importance-of-grasping-a-tropical-cyclones-storm-surge-credit-meteorologist-jordan-rabinowitz

Collaborative mapping creating local flood resilience https://floodresilience.net/blogs/collaborative-mapping-creating-local-flood-resilience-with-global-impact

Children’s books can do more to inspire the new generation of Earth warriors https://theconversation.com/childrens-books-can-do-more-to-inspire-the-new-generation-of-earth-warriors-97580

Flood Risk Management in Scotland- 2018 Consultation on Potentially Vulnerable Areas https://consultation.sepa.org.uk/evidence-and-flooding/pvas2018/

The children and young people who worked on this project collaborated with filmmakers from across Europe to produce a film about what needs to be done to improve disaster risk reduction http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/film/

Co-creating resilience solutions to coastal hazards https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Edge/Co-creating-resilience-solutions-to-coastal-hazards

Manual for Mock Flood Response Exercise with Early Warning System https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/manual-for-mock-flood-response-exercise-with-early-warning-system

Rethinking flood risk communication https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3273-4

For communities to be prepared for future extreme weather and climate events, the momentum of implementing and taking action to build community resilience should continue to be fostered and expanded https://www.nap.edu/download/25054

Flood Stories from Tampa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwmAJzN2mGA&feature=youtu.be

Building learning networks for wildfire mitigation https://fireadaptednetwork.org/its-the-relationships/

A manifesto to save Planet Earth (and ourselves) https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44389413

Community engagement in the floodplain management process https://works.bepress.com/neil_dufty/61/

Putting the community into Total Flood Warning Systems https://works.bepress.com/neil_dufty/60/

 

Social Media and Emergencies

The do’s and don’ts of hashtags https://business.twitter.com/en/blog/the-dos-and-donts-of-hashtags.html?utm_medium=organic&utm_source=twitter

 

Psychology and Disasters

A film on the impact of flooding on the residents of Churchtown, UK https://vimeo.com/197953623

Injuries and loss of life boost religious faith after disasters https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-06/uobc-ial060518.php

“You have no idea where to start… It’s just very mentally overwhelming all at once and it just tires you out” – The psychological toll of Ellicott City’s flooding http://www.ehn.org/mental-health-impact-of-ellicot-city-floods-2575729082.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

Warning systems as social processes for Bangladesh cyclones https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-12-2017-0318?journalCode=dpm

Suitability of the early warning systems and temporary housing for the elderly population in the immediacy and transitional recovery phase of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918306198

The link between social capital and disaster recovery: evidence from coastal communities in Bangladesh https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3367-z

The Wisdom or Madness of Crowds http://ncase.me/crowds/

Post-disaster social capital: trust, equity, bayanihan and Typhoon Yolanda https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/DPM-02-2018-0060

Puerto Rico Is a “Playground for the Privileged”: Investors Move In as Homes Foreclose & Schools Close https://www.democracynow.org/2018/6/6/puerto_rico_is_a_playground_for

Nine months after Harvey, middle-class Houston has recovered, but low-income neighborhoods are in disarray https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/29/houston-hurricane-harvey-fema-597912

 

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20954&t=d52d568dac30817ee6fbd3e81b49cb84

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (28 July 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Satellite sees Tropical Storm Greg after ‘eating’ a depression https://phys.org/news/2017-07-satellite-tropical-storm-greg-depression.html

Eight Tropical Cyclones At Once in the North Pacific Ocean For First Time Since 1974 https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/eight-tropical-cyclones-pacific-july2017?cm_ven=T_WX_CD_72317_2

New Zealand storms: Clean-up underway as Christchurch and Dunedin residents survey damage http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-23/new-zealand-storm-rain-eases-clean-up-underway-across-country/8735330

Crews search for man swept away by flooding in Augusta http://www.wlwt.com/article/flash-flooding-leads-to-water-rescues-in-maysville/10347012

Gujarat: Heavy rain kills three https://www.wefornews.com/gujarat-heavy-rain-kills-three-ndrf-iaf-rescue-people/

Fires destroy 1,400 hectares of forest in southern France http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-wildfires-idUSKBN1A92M0?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

Floods drown several parts of India; over 70 dead http://www.abplive.in/india-news/floods-drown-major-parts-of-northern-india-over-70-dead-555688

Over 1,100 houses in South Korea suffer flood damage from weekend rain http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170724000705

Floodwaters swallow pagoda, displace 100,000 people in Myanmar http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/floodwaters-swallow-myanmar-pagoda

Rajasthan floods: More than 200 rescued; red alert continues as rain looms http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/rajasthan-floods-more-than-200-rescued-red-alert-continues-as-rain-looms/story-z2ZhCD4BevTYtKoo3kZaQJ.html

Winter storm delivers wettest day on record, New Zealand https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/winter-storm-delivers-wettest-day-on-record-new-zealand/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thailand – Floods in Ayutthaya and Nakhon Phanom http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-ayutthaya-nakhon-phanom-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

1 Missing After Floods in Northern Kentucky http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-northern-kentucky-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

France wildfires force mass evacuation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40725294

Widespread flash floods hit Las Vegas Valley, Nevada https://watchers.news/2017/07/26/flash-floods-las-vegas-valley-july-2017/

Floods hit northern Germany, force some evacuations http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/world/article/Heavy-rain-leads-to-flooding-in-parts-of-Germany-11436563.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Jul 2017: Dukono volcano, Turrialba, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64440/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Jul-2017-Dukono-volcano-Turrialba-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Tropical Storm “Nesat” (Gorio) heading toward Taiwan https://watchers.news/2017/07/26/tropical-storm-nesat-gorio-heading-toward-taiwan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Scientists reveal Auckland’s explosive history http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11892070

Disasters Conference: learning from the past 40 years https://www.odi.org/events/4487-disasters-conference-learning-past-40-years?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter

Dunedin City Council to review zoning after Otago flooding http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/335670/new-subdivision-flooding-worrying-dunedin-mayor-says

Are We Ready for a ‘Managed Retreat’ from the Coasts — and from the Forests? https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/07/21/Are-We-Ready-for-Managed-Retreat/

Typhoon Haiyan overwash sediments from Leyte Gulf coastlines show local spatial variations with hybrid storm and tsunami signatures http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0037073817301410

Smart cities can make urban living safer http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/10193-smart-cities-can-make-urban-living-safer

Global geology GIS from One Geology http://monde-geospatial.com/global-geology-gis-from-one-geology/

Scientists know how to prevent catastrophic loss from forest fires. Why don’t we follow their advice? http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/july-23-2017-the-sunday-edition-1.4212070/scientists-know-how-to-prevent-catastrophic-loss-from-forest-fires-why-don-t-we-follow-their-advice-1.4212074

Assam floods: CAG report reveals 60% shortfall of central funds for disaster management in state http://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-floods-cag-report-reveals-60-shortfall-of-central-funds-for-disaster-management-in-state-3841367.html

The Value of Flood Damage Data https://eos.org/editors-vox/the-value-of-disaster-damage-data

Chitral at high risk of disaster https://www.dawn.com/news/1347048

FEMA Issues Update to Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping Guidance http://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=511

You first need to model what those bushfires burn: the “fuel” on the ground http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/What-Is-a-Fuels-Layer-and-Why-Should-I-Care-/

Underground sensors help measure surface flooding woes in Florida http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/underground-sensors-help-measure-surface-flooding-woes-florida?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Cyclone Mora: Bangladesh’s Natural Disaster Warning System Saved Thousands http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/cyclone-mora-bangladeshs-natural-disaster-warning-system-saved-thousands/

New science upgrades to the Met Office’s high resolution models over the UK http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/news/2017/science-upgrades-to-met-office-high-resolution-uk-models

Using drones in the Maldives for resilience http://stories.undp.org/drones-for-social-good

Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience 2017 http://qldreconstruction.org.au/QSDR

Repeatedly Rebuilding: The Unintended Consequences of Flood Insurance https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/what-national-flood-insurance-program-0

Queensland’s Strategic Framework for Riverine Flood Risk Management and Community Resilience http://qldreconstruction.org.au/u/lib/cms2/Strategic%20Policy%20Framework%20for%20Riverine%20Flood%20Risk%20Management.pdf

A majority of India’s flood forecast systems have either been washed away or their parts have been stolen http://www.dailypioneer.com/todays-newspaper/indias-flood-forecast-capability-a-washout-cag.html

Evaluation of the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during June 2017 https://resiliencepost.com/2017/07/22/major-environmental-disasters-june-2017/

Volcanic Eruptions and Their Repose, Unrest, Precursors, and Timing https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24650/volcanic-eruptions-and-their-repose-unrest-precursors-and-timing

Current NFIP is underwater with debt http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/07/20/revised-federal-flood-insurance-program-looks-to-sandy-for-lessons-learned/

UK Met Office: High risk of unprecedented rainfall in the UK https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/uk-met-office-high-risk-of-unprecedented-rainfall-in-the-uk/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

A new multi-dimensional view of Hurricane “Matthew” https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/multi-dimensional-view-of-hurricane-matthew/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Unifying Research on Social–Ecological Resilience and Collapse http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169534717301623

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118921496.html

Overall global disaster losses in the first half of 2017 came to US$ 41bn https://www.munichre.com/en/media-relations/publications/press-releases/2017/2017-07-18-press-release/index.html

Flood management scheme to benefit Worcester homes http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/15430133.__500K_flood_management_scheme_set_to_benefit_thousands_of_Worcestershire_homes/

‘Hindcasting’ study investigates the extreme 2013 Colorado flood https://phys.org/news/2017-07-hindcasting-extreme-colorado.html

CDB approves US$256-k grant to update Rio Cobre flood monitoring system http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/CDB_approves_US$256-k_grant_to_update_Rio_Cobre_flood_monitoring_system?profile=1228

After recon trip, researchers say Greenland tsunami in June reached 300 feet high http://ce.gatech.edu/news/after-recon-trip-researchers-say-greenland-tsunami-june-reached-300-feet-high

If a person wants to leave a house that constantly takes on water, it can be hard to find a buyer willing to take on the risk http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Congress-Urged-to-Find-Ways-to-Move-Families-Ttrapped-in-Homes-That-Flood-Repeatedly.html

As Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire belches 1,000-foot fountain of lava, PDC helps with new tools to reduce risk http://www.pdc.org/news-n-media/pdc-updates/Guatemala-NDPBA-Final-Workshop/

Terrible Flood Planning? http://ghurtechai.com/dhaka-rain-go-away/

Flooding problems and costs https://resiliencepoort.nl/flooding-problems-costs/

How Aboriginal knowledge can help the world combat wildfires https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23531331-600-how-aboriginal-knowledge-can-help-the-world-combat-wildfires/

Exploring the circumstances surrounding flood fatalities in Australia—1900–2015 and the implications for policy and practice http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901117301818

Study of heatwave effects on northern NSW communities in 2017 http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-3823

A molten puddle deep under Iceland may reveal where volcanoes get their lava http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/molten-puddle-deep-under-iceland-may-reveal-where-volcanoes-get-their-lava

A New High: Elevating House Rises 5 Feet Off the Ground to Escape Flooding http://dornob.com/a-new-high-elevating-house-rises-5-feet-off-the-ground-to-escape-flooding/

India must improve its flood forecasting capability hugely to minimise loss of lives and property http://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/why-india-is-failing-to-minimise-monsoon-flood-destruction/story-4qC6DuVWacsebWBwnvLbjI.html

 

Emergency Management

Using Drones for Emergency Management http://edmdigest.com/news/drones-emergency-management/

How Drones Are Changing Humanitarian Disaster Response https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2015/11/09/how-drones-are-changing-humanitarian-disaster-response/#3f4733c310c2

How Drones are being used in Disaster Management? http://geoawesomeness.com/drones-fly-rescue/

Anti-drone radio wave startup SkySafe secures $11.5M from Andreessen https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/20/skysafe/

The Development of an Evacuation Protocol for Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices During a Disaster https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/development-of-an-evacuation-protocol-for-patients-with-ventricular-assist-devices-during-a-disaster/951976F55FD22F7795E6442E61F2940B

Terrorist attacks and deaths were on the decline worldwide for the second year in a row in 2016 http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/terrorism-attacks-decline-worldwide-second-year-state-department-says-n784421?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_nn

This indoor navigation system can track people in buildings struck by disaster https://factordaily.com/openshoe-project-inertial-navigation-disaster-buildings/

The smoke is rising but where is the fire? Exploring effective online map design for wildfire warnings https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-2929-9

Disaster Preparedness among Older Adults: Social Support, Community Participation, and Demographic Characteristics http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01488376.2017.1321081

Best Practices in the Design of a Citizen Focused Crisis Management Platform https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-52419-1_5

Horses and rabbits make lucky escapes from New Zealand floods – video report https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/jul/26/horses-and-rabbits-make-lucky-escapes-from-new-zealand-floods-video-report

Storm Model Foresaw Tornado Precursor Hours Before Twister Hit https://eos.org/articles/storm-model-foresaw-tornado-precursor-hours-before-twister-hit

Bullying ‘prevalent in emergency services’ and NSW Parliament wants answers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-27/emergency-services-inquiry-ambulance-worker-bullied/8745754

Grenfell fire: Grounds for corporate manslaughter charges http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/335992/grenfell-fire-grounds-for-corporate-manslaughter-charges

Otago flooding cleanup ‘will be millions’ http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/335891/otago-flooding-cleanup-will-be-millions

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

2017 Hurricane Season Awareness http://www.pciaa.net/docs/default-source/industry-issues/hurricaneprep_bythenumbers.pdf?sfvrsn=2

This week marks a decade since devastating floods brought Worcestershire to its knees http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/15420964.2007_Floods_Anniversary__How_unprecedented_rainfall_led_to_record_breaking_floods/?ref=twtrec

The Canadian Disaster Database https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/cndn-dsstr-dtbs/index-en.aspx

You Can Help the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team With Its Research on Crowdsourced Damage Assessment https://www.gislounge.com/can-help-humanitarian-openstreetmap-team-research-crowdsourced-damage-assessment/

The Cognitive Bias Survival Guide – Manage the Mind to Make Better Decisions http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/07/21/cognitive-bias-survival-guide/

Communicating the impacts of extreme cold along with mitigation strategies https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_module.php?id=1319&utm_content=buffer5f9ac&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#.WXZw2hWGPIV

Using video games for volcanic hazard education and communication: An assessment of the method and preliminary results https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/16/1673/2016/nhess-16-1673-2016.pdf

Although Americans not well-prepared generally, preparedness even lower with the poor https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/programs_campaigns/dtac/srb-low-ses.pdf?platform=hootsuite

Many high-rise dwellers are unprepared for disaster http://www.king5.com/news/local/disaster/many-high-rise-dwellers-are-unprepared-for-a-disaster/458855645

This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” https://www.ready.gov/september

A Tribute to the World’s Oceans: Why We Couldn’t Survive Without Them http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/worlds-oceans-couldnt-survive/

Animation of World’s Population Growth http://www.openculture.com/2016/12/animated-map-shows-how-it-took-200000-years-for-human-population.html

SOS alerts is a new set of features in Google Search and Maps to help you quickly understand what’s going on and decide what to do during a crisis https://www.blog.google/products/search/helping-people-crisis/

A former female firefighter’s call for the joy of adventure in a culture obsessed with risk-averse achievement https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/03/01/gutsy-girl-caroline-paul/

Flood Re searches for local heroes http://www.floodre.co.uk/localheroes/

“Ready, Set, Go!” Your Personal Wildfire Action Plan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtoFAYBGUQA

Community guide to managing water including floods and droughts http://www.grcc.org.uk/news/news/post/343-water-where-you-live/

Community flood risk mapping project in Vietnam http://icem.com.au/portfolio-items/open-data-for-resilience-initiative-opendri-community-mapping-for-can-tho-vietnam/

 

Social media and emergency management

Facebook provides a different set of markers or cues that allow us to make judgements about people online https://www.universal-sci.com/headlines/2017/5/4/you-can-tell-more-about-a-person-from-their-facebook-page-than-by-actually-meeting-them

The 2017 Social Media Universe in One Infographic https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2017-social-media-universe-one-infographic-prism-50-brian-solis

Gujurat floods: “social media is very useful for coordinating relief work and disseminating information” http://www.firstpost.com/india/gujarat-floods-social-media-acts-as-boon-as-govt-reaches-out-to-locals-coordinates-relief-work-3858283.html

 

Disaster psychology

IAFC Report Explores Emotional, Mental Impact of Fire Service https://www.iafc.org/docs/default-source/1VCOS/vcosyellowribbonfinal.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Book Review: The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook https://psychcentral.com/lib/book-review-the-posttraumatic-growth-workbook-2/

The effect of flooding on mental health: Lessons learned for building resilience http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017WR020435/full

Seneca on the key to resilience in the face of loss https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/05/02/seneca-consolation-to-helvia/

“There is a naturally learnable set of behaviors that contribute to resilience” – Dr Adam Grant https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/well/mind/how-to-boost-resilience-in-midlife.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

Psychological resilience in U.S. military veterans: A 2-year, nationally representative prospective cohort study http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022395616305441

Early warnings may blunt trauma of displacement due to flooding http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-trauma-flood-warnings-idUKKBN1AB2OO

Flooding-related displacement and mental health http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(17)30062-1/fulltext

Scientists reveal significant mental disorders in a Spanish community after severe flood https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-07-scientists-reveal-significant-mental-disorders.html

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Flood knits the community together – “Your neighbors become your friends” http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/ellicott-city/ph-ho-cf-flood-residents-0727-20170724-story.html

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (2 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

200 people dead or missing after extreme rainfall hits Sri Lanka https://watchers.news/2017/05/31/sri-lanka-worst-monsoon-rains-since-2003/

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63320/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-May-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba-Sinabung-Saban.html

South Russian region’s authorities may order more evacuation amid floods http://tass.com/world/948047

8 dead, more than 30 000 evacuated as severe floods and landslides hit Brazil https://watchers.news/2017/05/29/brazil-flood/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Fierce Wind Lashes Moscow, Leaving 12 Dead https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/29/world/europe/fierce-wind-lashes-moscow.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur&_r=0

Volcanic activity worldwide 29 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63340/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-29-May-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sakurajima.html

Cyclone Mora Hits Bangladesh With Heavy Wind and Rain, Thousands Evacuated http://www.chennaionline.com/article/cyclone-mora-hits-bangladesh-heavy-wind-and-rain-thousands-evacuated

2 dead, 1 missing after severe weather rips through Midwest http://www.koat.com/article/2-dead-1-missing-after-severe-weather-rips-through-midwest/9945052

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 May 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63349/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-May-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sabanc.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 31 May 2017: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63426/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-May-2017-Stromboli-volcano-Fuego-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Erta-A.html

Severe flash floods hit Turkey’s Izmir, turning streets into raging rivers https://watchers.news/2017/05/31/severe-flash-flood-izmir-turkey/

Nagaland: Two dead, two missing in flash floods in Phek district http://www.firstpost.com/india/nagaland-2-dead-2-missing-in-flash-floods-in-phek-district-3505415.html

Disaster risk reduction

Natural & Nature-based Flood Management: A Green Guide http://envirodm.org/flood-management

Earthquake is the hazard that accounts for the highest number of people potentially exposed https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/atlas-human-planet-2017-global-exposure-natural-hazards

Moving forward to disaster resilience: Perspectives on increasing resilience for future disasters http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040162517306224

Strategies key to Sendai progress http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53432

Digital Earth Australia http://www.ga.gov.au/about/projects/geographic/digital-earth-australia

Disaster risk management: Science helps save lives http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Disaster_risk_management_Science_helps_save_lives_999.html

200 cities to use new tool to improve disaster-related resilience this year http://citiscope.org/story/2017/200-cities-use-new-tool-improve-disaster-related-resilience-year

A Framework to Counter Infectious Disease Crises https://www.nap.edu/catalog/21891/the-neglected-dimension-of-global-security-a-framework-to-counter#.WSOjIGT2J58.twitter

How Toronto can waterproof itself against record-setting rainfall and lake levels http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/how-toronto-can-waterproof-itself-against-record-setting-rainfall-and-lake-levels-1.4135947

Disclosing flood risk at time of sale http://www.insblogs.com/uncategorized/disclosing-flood-risk-time-sale/7510

Scientists use a new remote-controlled robot to capture data from the middle of an open ocean typhoon https://eos.org/research-spotlights/wave-gliding-in-the-eye-of-the-storm

Sendai Framework monitoring starts early 2018 http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53462

Israel to Install Earthquake Early Warning System By Next Year http://www.jewishpress.com/news/science-and-tech/israel-to-install-earthquake-early-warning-system-by-next-year/2017/05/29/

‘Traditional burning’: Reviving Indigenous cultural burns for bushfire management http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/24/traditional-burning-reviving-indigenous-cultural-burns-bushfire-management

Sendai Framework data readiness review 2017 – Global summary report http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53080

Reinforcing Resilience to Natural Disasters in Disaster Prone Districts in Malawi http://www.mw.undp.org/content/malawi/en/home/presscenter/articles/2017/05/15/reinforcing-resilience-to-natural-disasters-in-disaster-prone-districts-in-malawi.html

Group collaboration develops visual delights – SEQWaterFutures charrette in action http://floodcop.com.au/2016/08/16/group-collaboration-develops-visual-delights-seqwaterfutures-charrette-in-action/

Fighting wildfires in America cost federal agencies almost $2 billion last year http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-fighting-wildfires-often-fails-and-what-to-do-about-it/

New database sheds light on prehistoric NZ tsunamis http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1705/S00087/new-database-sheds-light-on-prehistoric-nz-tsunamis.htm

YEW Disaster Severity Index: Proposal of a New Tool in Disaster Metrics https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/yew-disaster-severity-index-proposal-of-a-new-tool-in-disaster-metrics/57E856D9F04937C1CCEC3ED3AA663D95

May 2017 Floodplain Management Australia Flyer http://archive.aweber.com/awlist3776483/Jf_pK/h/FMA_Monthly_Flyer_5_May.htm

Improving Decision Making about Natural Disaster Mitigation Funding in Australia—A Framework http://www.mdpi.com/2079-9276/5/3/28/htm

Govt in slumber to prevent 2014-like floods http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/srinagar-city/story/251112.html

Lanka President blames lack of prevention for flood disaster http://www.ptinews.com/news/8758129_Lanka-President-blames-lack-of-prevention-for-flood-disaster.html

Pilot project will provide early warning of potential flooding in Dublin http://news.europawire.eu/pilot-project-will-provide-early-warning-of-potential-flooding-in-dublin-432134567890/eu-press-release/2017/06/01/

90 per cent of UK floodplains unfit for purpose http://www.salford.ac.uk/news/articles/2017/scientists-reveal-floodplains-face-uncertain-future

Emergency management

Missouri Governor Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Historic Flooding http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-missouri-governor-requests-federal-disaster-declaration?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Advanced Evacuation Simulations http://www.feuertrutz.com/advanced-evacuation-simulations/150/50596/

Reducing Risk and Rebuilding Lives After the Ecuador Earthquake http://stories.undp.org/building-back-better

A new dynamic network flow algorithm using base state amendment model for emergency response https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316929949_A_new_dynamic_network_flow_algorithm_using_base_state_amendment_model_for_emergency_response

What does the State Emergency Service do between disasters? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-26/what-does-the-ses-do-between-disasters/8558934

US Mass Shooting Tracker https://www.massshootingtracker.org/data

Manchester Bombing Is Europe’s 13th Terrorist Attack Since 2015 http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/05/23/529645904/manchester-bombing-is-europes-12th-terrorist-attack-since-2015?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170523

Sri Lanka: UN agency deploys rapid assessment teams to assist in wake of monsoon floods, landslides http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56866#.WS3xtZKGPIU

Storm surge: A hurricane’s deadliest threat gets its own alerts https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/05/30/storm-surge-hurricanes-deadliest-threat-gets-its-own-alerts/102313750/

Early warning for all http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53402

The first draft of the revised Sphere standards is available online for the humanitarian community to share their feedback and recommendations http://mailchi.mp/sphereproject/be-part-of-the-sphere-handbook-revision-the-right-time-is-now?e=7b7b0ca03f

Learning from a Flood-Alarm System’s Fate http://glacierhub.org/2017/05/31/learning-from-a-flood-alarm-systems-fate/

Emergency futures: exception, urgency, interval, hope http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-954X.12447?utm_content=buffer689a3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&

Optimized evacuation route based on crowd simulation https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316782170_Optimized_evacuation_route_based_on_crowd_simulation

As Disaster Hits Again, Early Warning Text Messages Fly in Sri Lanka http://floodlist.com/asia/disaster-hits-early-warning-text-messages-fly-sri-lanka?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Victoria Community Resilience and Preparedness Frameworks launched https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/community-resilience-and-preparedness-frameworks-launched

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Flood risk awareness and warnings from this app https://floodassist.co.uk/home/blogentry?blogEntryID=1036

Games involving risk, decision making, disaster management and climate change by the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre http://climatecentre.org/resources-games/games-overview

Games for Social Change https://elab.emerson.edu/projects/games-for-social-change

This post will examine the volcanology behind the film Dante’s Peak http://www.volcanicsapphire.com/2017/05/14-dantes-peak-review-no-1-little-evidence-and-spiders/

This post continues in the series analysing the volcanology of the 1997 disaster film Dante’s Peak http://www.volcanicsapphire.com/2017/05/15-dantes-peak-review-2-warning-signs/

Why facts don’t change our minds http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds

Who doesn’t read books in America? http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/23/who-doesnt-read-books-in-america/?utm_content=buffer78b6b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How can civil society influence nuclear waste decisions? http://www.nuclear-transparency-watch.eu/activities/presentation-of-johan-swahn-during-the-enef-on-may-23-2017-panel-on-radioactive-waste-management.html

Wildfire awareness colouring competition https://wildfireinthewest.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=rAzoXFwBAAA.GiKKPknzbY8TqpBd1R3FysiohpwSBzQZntHE1psqZJNB8pjYfoUvBrIsOKFQXQxHcnfeI6ZXgaYLUNw4vEaMOQ._eJnCsu18DwEbJmn-mxx-w&postId=1592067027948672275&type=POST

Schools in Portland are rejecting traditional (and insufficient) ways to teach students about climate change http://blogs.worldwatch.org/schools-portland-climate-change/

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Read Poetry http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/05/this-is-what-happens-to-your-brain-when-you-read-poetry.html?mid=twitter_scienceofus

Using census data to explore communities http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/geo/geosearch-georecherche/index-eng.cfm

This is your brain on communication http://ideas.ted.com/this-is-your-brain-on-communication/?utm_content=bufferca0b6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

What the Bard can teach science about language and the limits of the human mind http://nautil.us/issue/48/chaos/shakespeares-genius-is-nonsense-rp

Bridging the Gap Between Flood Science and Communities http://envirodm.org/post/bridging-the-gap-between-flood-science-and-communities

Social media and emergency management

Proceeedings of the 2017 International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management (ISCRAM) https://iscram2017.mines-albi.fr/program/

Disaster psychology

Designing smartphone mental health applications for emergency service workers https://academic.oup.com/occmed/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/occmed/kqx056/3848864/Designing-smartphone-mental-health-applications?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Depression risk following natural disaster can be predicted via pupil dilation https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170523095426.htm

“We must mend what has been torn apart, make justice imaginable again in a world so obviously unjust, give happiness a meaning once more…” https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/12/28/albert-camus-almond-trees-character/

Seneca on Grief and the Key to Resilience in the Face of Loss https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/05/02/seneca-consolation-to-helvia/

Social Capital and Disasters

Strong communities are good for mental health: they provide a sense of security and safety, especially during times of crisis https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/short-history-mental-health/201705/remembering-the-west-end

 

The Centre for Flood, Communities and Resilience at the University of the West of England, Bristol is advertising for a full time Professorial post in Behaviour Change http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/aboutus/workingatuwe

Today in disaster resilience (28 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Apr 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Poas, Sabancaya, Langila https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62703/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Apr-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Poas-Sabancaya-Langila.html

Winter returns to Europe with a vengeance https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/apr/23/winter-returns-europe-vengeance-world-weatherwatch?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Apr 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sakuraj https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62744/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Apr-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sakuraj.html

Toronto conservation officials keeping close eye on rising water levels near Lake Ontario http://globalnews.ca/news/3401898/toronto-conservation-officials-keeping-close-eye-on-rising-water-levels-near-lake-ontario/

Worst flooding since Hurricane Matthew swamps N. Carolina https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/04/25/north-carolina-raleigh-flooding/100889390/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Langila, Manam https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62757/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Langila-Mana.html

Dominican Republic – Floods Displace Thousands After 400 mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/dominican-republic-floods-april-2017

Arizona Wildfire Explodes in Size Due to Dry, Windy Weather http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/arizona-wildfire-explodes-size-due-dry-windy-weather

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Apr 2017: Etna volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Cleveland, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62775/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Apr-2017-Etna-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Cleveland-Sinabung.html

More than 1.3 million affected by flooding and landslides in South America https://watchers.news/2017/04/27/more-than-1-3-million-affected-by-flooding-and-landslides-in-south-america/

Nuclear town Zheleznogorsk on fire, Russia https://watchers.news/2017/04/25/nuclear-town-zheleznogorsk-on-fire-russia/

Disaster risk reduction

Former FEMA leader: Stop building where hurricanes hit hardest http://www.nola.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/04/craig_fugate_new_orleans_hurri.html

Can Algorithms Predict House Fires? http://datasmart.ash.harvard.edu/news/article/can-algorithms-predict-house-fires-990

China officials look to stem its mounting disaster losses http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2017/04/24/2003669288?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Inserting rights and justice into urban resilience: a focus on everyday risk http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956247816686905

Volcanic eruptions and their repose, unrest, precursors, and timing http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/52786

New era of western wildfire demands new ways of protecting people, ecosystems http://www.colorado.edu/today/2017/04/17/new-era-western-wildfire-demands-new-ways-protecting-people-ecosystems

Katy Examines Preliminary Results For Flood Prevention https://patch.com/texas/sugarland/katy-examines-preliminary-results-flood-prevention?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Texas county looking for water solutions following floods http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/texas/article_b7e3088f-f087-506f-b19c-e32437384cdb.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Measuring, mapping and understanding flood risks around the globe http://www.wri.org//resources/maps/aqueduct-global-flood-analyzer

Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding http://www.npr.org/2017/04/25/525383494/trump-s-proposed-u-s-mexico-border-wall-may-violate-1970-treaty

Rolling Back the Islamic State https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1912.html?adbsc=social_20170426_1464391&adbid=857351087447130113&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

A new study is challenging a long-held theory that tsunamis form and acquire their energy mostly from vertical movement of the seafloor https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170426164703.htm

Contentious Springbank dam stirs up debate at Calgary flood mitigation meeting http://www.630ched.com/syn/98/212999/212999

Maps and charts that explain why Houston is flooding more often http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Maps-that-explain-why-Houston-is-flooding-more-11097834.php

Top 5 Resources for Planning For Wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/top-5-resources-planning-wildfire/?platform=hootsuite

Edgecumbe flood data to be used in natural hazards study http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/329631/edgecumbe-flood-data-to-be-used-in-natural-hazards-study

Protection or problem? Levee heights spark debate over flood safety http://thetelegraph.com/news/100305/protection-or-problem-levee-heights-spark-debate-over-flood-safety

Is the Arabian Sea coast at risk of a tsunami? https://www.varsity.co.uk/science/12744

Emergency management

Alberta’s wildfire season starts at this Edmonton warehouse http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-wildfire-warehouse-front-line-1.4077901

Five Years Later, Cutting Through the Fukushima Myths http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a19871/fukushima-five-years-later/

Why the fire service culture needs to run deep https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/231621018-Why-the-fire-service-culture-needs-to-run-deep/

Where is emergency management heading? http://www.emweekly.com/emweekly-5-steve-detwiler/

No ‘Katrina effect’ boosting state revenue expected in Louisiana flood recovery http://linkis.com/s.nola.com/mKxPs

Harris County Eyes Putting Water to Better Use After Recent Floods http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-Harris-County-eyes-putting-water-to-better-use-after-recent-floods.html?utm_content=bufferbb0f8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal: two years on https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/25/2015-gorkha-earthquake/

Removing the Bottlenecks to Disaster Response http://www.impactingourfuture.com/advocacy/removing-the-bottlenecks-to-disaster-response

Tornado warnings getting worse instead of better http://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/2017/04/25/tornado-warnings-getting-worse-instead-better/100883322/

Kelantan flood victims lose hope of a home after 3 years in huts https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/1973/

Negligence of officials blamed for flood in Lakhai http://www.dhakatribune.com/uncategorized/2017/04/25/negligence-officials-blamed-flood-lakhai/

Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 http://media.swissre.com/documents/sigma2_2017_en.pdf

Typhoon Haiyan’s electric spectacular in the eye of the storm https://www.newscientist.com/article/2128938-typhoon-haiyans-electric-spectacular-in-the-eye-of-the-storm/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&cmpid=SOC|NSNS|2017-Echobox&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1493238559

Crowdsourced Post-Disaster Damage Assessment https://www.hotosm.org/updates/2017-04-26_hot_research_partnership_on_crowdsourced_damage_assessment

Why 1-Hour Lead Time May Be ‘Too Much’ For A Tornado Warning https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/04/26/why-1-hour-lead-time-may-be-too-much-for-a-tornado-warning/#212ef1dc6f01

New earthquake warning technology may reduce damage, increase understanding of hazards https://theaggie.org/2017/04/26/the-journey-to-earthquake-preparation-awareness/

Flood recovery is still a work in progress https://www.echo.net.au/2017/04/flood-recovery-still-work-progress/?utm_content=buffer23293&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning to Be Practical: A Guided Learning Approach to Transform Student Community Resilience When Faced with Natural Hazard Threats http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F11157_2017_1

Climate Education Week Toolkit http://www.earthday.org/wp-content/uploads/Climate-Education-Week-Toolkit-Final5.pdf

Citizen power across the world http://mycommunity.org.uk/2017/04/24/citizen-power-across-world/

Earthquakes – 2001-2015 https://sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=643

Six US states put forward bills that seek to discredit basic concepts like climate change and evolution in school curricula https://news.vice.com/story/six-states-trying-to-pass-climate-denial-in-education-legislation

The Ultimate Photo Map of the 1906 San Francisco Quake https://www.citylab.com/design/2017/04/the-ultimate-historical-photo-map-of-the-1906-san-francisco-quake/523341/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Graphic novel to open up imagination about civic, urban engagement http://www.columbiachronicle.com/arts_and_culture/article_a110407a-26de-11e7-88b7-8355af057f52.html

Raging Waves and Roaring Storms https://trydale.com/raging-waves-roaring-storms/

Disaster terminology http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/terminology/

Current surface wind map https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-224.81,-27.00,1129

What do we mean by ‘Community Resilience”? http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/what-do-we-mean-by-community-resilience-a-systematic-literature-review-of-how-it-is-defined-in-the-literature/?utm_content=buffer66cd1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Virtual Reality Experience of Nepal after the shock http://aftershock.wateraid.org/

Kiwis better off making their own emergency kits, Consumer NZ report finds http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11846928

History provides a lesson in preventing flood deaths http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/history-provides-lesson-preventing-flood-deaths

Cameraman reflects on harrowing assignment of covering flood deaths in northern NSW http://abcnewsgathering.tumblr.com/post/159930028086/cameraman-reflects-on-harrowing-assignment

‘All hands on deck’: Former premier looks back on Flood of the Century http://globalnews.ca/news/3403988/all-hands-on-deck-former-premier-looks-back-on-flood-of-the-century/

Social media and emergency management

Mastodon: yet another SM platform for #SMEM and #VOST to watch during incidents and disasters? https://thinkdisaster.com/2017/04/25/mastodon-yet-another-sm-platform-for-smem-and-vost-to-watch-during-incidents-and-disasters/

Facebook’s Testing a New System to Dispel Fake News Before You Share it http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/facebooks-testing-new-system-dispell-fake-news-you-share-it

Disaster psychology

Phases of Disaster Response http://www.ictg.org/phases-of-disaster-response.html

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Young Children 3 Years Posttrauma http://www.psychiatrist.com/JCP/article/Pages/2017/v78n03/v78n0318.aspx

Social Capital and Disasters

Cities are complex systems – let’s start looking at them that way https://theconversation.com/cities-are-complex-systems-lets-start-looking-at-them-that-way-72665

New book: Social Network Analysis https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/social-network-analysis/book241848?priorityCode=OCEAN0417

Today in disaster resilience (21 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Turrialba, Sinabung, Nevado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62620/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Turrialba-Sinabung-Nevado.html

Iran – Dozens Dead After Major Floods in North West http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-north-west-april-2017

Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/significant-cold-outbreak-hits-europe-two-more-waves-expected/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bogoslof volcano remains in an unpredictable condition, Alaska https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/bogoslof-volcano-remains-in-an-unpredictable-condition-alaska/

Manam volcano eruption forces evacuations, Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/manam-volcano-eruption-forces-evacuations-papua-new-guinea/

Uruguay – Evacuations in Artigas After River Overflows http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-artigas-rivera-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides https://guardian.ng/news/death-toll-rises-to-113-in-peru-floods-mudslides/

Kazakhstan – 7,000 Evacuated After Snowmelt Causes Floods in 7 Regions http://floodlist.com/asia/kazakhstan-snowmelt-floods-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Apr 2017: Etna volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Poas https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62650/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Apr-2017-Etna-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Poas-Sin.html

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes http://in.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-landslide-idINKBN17L24K

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Apr 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62660/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Apr-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Sabancaya-.html

Disaster risk reduction

Supercomputer Recreation of an Oklahoma Tornado https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/04/14/supercomputer-recreation-oklahoma-tornado/

The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development?CID=DEC_TT_data_EN_EXT

How to find an active fault in New Zealand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-CLW8xQm2M&feature=youtu.be

China to relocate millions of people away from disaster zones https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/04/11/china-relocate-millions-people-away-disaster-zones

Challenging Assumptions: What Do We Need to Address in Our Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts? https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/challenging-assumptions-what-do-we-need-to-address-in-our-disaster-risk-reduction-efforts/B00A203A74D3B5CF1E31C2C600A6EE9E

Risk for river flooding in lake-rich regions http://swicca.climate.copernicus.eu/start/implemented-cases-of-local-change-adaptation/impact-based-flood-risk-assessment-in-present-and-future-climate/

One Year on: Flood Re succeeds in bringing more choice for flood affected communities http://www.floodre.co.uk/2017/04/04/one-year-flood-re-succeeds-bringing-choice-flood-affected-communities/

Global Flood Map is a physically based map that provides a worldwide view of moderate- and high-hazard flood zones http://www.fmglobal.com/research-and-resources/global-flood-map?utm_content=buffer1327a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sitting in the shadow of volcanic risk http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170418/NEWS06/912312944/Sitting-in-the-shadow-of-volcanic-risk

Flood defence plans heavily favour London and south-east https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/04/flood-defence-plans-heavily-favour-london-and-south-east

New technology allows scientists to see the forces behind the flames http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.6/inside-the-dangerous-and-unpredictable-behavior-of-wildfire

Shallow geological structures triggered during the Mw 6.4 Meinong earthquake, southwestern Taiwan http://tao.cgu.org.tw/index.php/articles/archive/geophysics/item/1535-2017032002mte

A place for floods to go: Boise Greenbelt, parks protect homes and businesses as do dams http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/letters-from-the-west/article145539009.html

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building ‘promising’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/business/91488214/Earthquake-tests-on-cheap-safe-multi-storey-building-promising

BIBA scheme for high flood risk businesses – breaking new ground http://floodassist.co.uk/Home/BlogEntry?blogEntryID=26

The Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan: amazing new Google Earth imagery http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/18/almaluu-bulak-landslide-1/

You raise me up: Lismore homes adapted to the flood plain http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/how-lismore-has-adapted-to-life-on-a-flood-plain/8443098?pfmredir=sm

Public inquiry for £100m Boston Barrier to begin today http://lincolnshirereporter.co.uk/2017/04/public-inquiry-for-100m-boston-barrier-to-begin-today/

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico http://unisdr.org/go/gp2017/programme

What does it take to build a resilient city? https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/apr/20/what-does-it-take-to-build-a-resilient-city-urban-development-local-government?CMP=share_btn_tw

Human-Caused Fires Call for Human Collaboration https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/we-cannot-stand-alone-human-caused-fires-call-for-human-collaboration

How to Reduce Risk from Extreme Weather Events http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-reduce-risk-from-extreme-weather-events_us_58f78fb1e4b0c892a4fb7471

Threatened Himalayas: What do we know? https://www.thethirdpole.net/2017/04/13/threatened-himalayas-what-do-we-know/

Emergency management

The Hurricane Forecast ‘Cone Of Uncertainty’ May Not Mean What You Think https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/04/17/the-hurricane-forecast-cone-of-uncertainty-may-not-mean-what-you-think/#5a8095ec60a0

University researchers designing video game to simulate emergency response during disasters http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/emergency-evacuation-video-game-dalhousie-disaster-flood-1.4030663

Respiratory problems affect 1 in 5 firefighters after Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-firefighter-study-1.4073284

One year after the earthquake in Ecuador, small producers take their businesses to the next level http://stories.undp.org/drivers-for-recovery

Kaikoura doctors awarded for their contribution after last year’s Kaikoura earthquake http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/91620464/kaikoura-doctors-awarded-for-their-contribution-after-last-years-earthquake

Fatal floods in Carmen http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/opinion/2017/04/19/editorial-fatal-floods-carmen-537204?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis, examination reveals http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170419/dam-managers-made-missteps-in-handling-crisis-examination-reveals?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Multi Hazard Early Warning Conference http://www.wmo.int/earlywarnings2017/

Robots to the rescue in post-disaster recovery http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/10/robots-to-the-rescue-in-post-disaster-recovery

Americans are getting less advance notice for tornadoes, as researchers struggle to understand why https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/04/20/americans-are-getting-less-advance-notice-for-tornadoes-as-researchers-struggle-to-understand-why/?utm_term=.7b659e42763f

Interior’s USGS turns to the cloud to make its earthquake app into a life-saving platform https://federalnewsradio.com/ask-the-cio/2017/04/interiors-usgs-turns-to-the-cloud-to-make-its-earthquake-app-into-a-life-saving-platform/

Flood-affected farmers in New South Wales call for disaster funding three weeks on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-20/nsw-farmers-call-for-natural-disaster-funding/8457678

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Harnessing the communicative power of art in science education http://blogs.agu.org/sciencecommunication/2017/04/17/harnessing-communicative-power-art-science-education/

Pros and cons of egress drills https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304784021_Pros_and_cons_of_egress_drills

Communicating tsunami evacuations effectively https://phys.org/news/2017-04-tsunami-evacuations-effectively.html

Maps: Which Parts of the U.S. See Flash Floods Most Often? http://thevane.gawker.com/maps-which-parts-of-the-u-s-see-flash-floods-most-oft-1622076723

The Ultimate Guide to Hurricane Facts, Information & Resources http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/disaster/hurricanes/#.WPWeu0-wfIU

Flash Flood Safety: 5 Must-Ask Questions http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/travel-tips/articles/flash-flood-safety-5-must-ask-questions

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes https://www.redfin.com/blog/disaster-safety-for-people-with-disabilities

Preparing for and Driving During an Emergency Evacuation http://www.lagrangecountrydodge.com/blog/2016/september/29/car-owners-guide-to-emergency-evacuation.htm

Floods and your livestock http://www.prep4agthreats.org/Assets/Factsheets/Floods-and-Your-Livestock.pdf

Disaster Resilient Australia and New Zealand School Education Network State / Territory DRANZSEN Forums https://www.aidr.org.au/events/event-pages/2017-state-dranzsen-forums/

Disaster Resilience Education for Schools https://www.emschools.org.au/

111 Years Later: San Francisco Remembers 1906 Earthquake Victims http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/111-Years-Later-San-Francisco-Remembers-1906-Earthquake-Victims-419701503.html

Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening https://aeon.co/essays/indigenous-myths-carry-warning-signals-about-natural-disasters

Is Nature Stable, Delicate, or Random? http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/nature-stable-delicate-random/

Flash Floods: The Role of Science, Forecasting, and Communications in Reducing Loss of Life and Economic Disruptions https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/about-ams/ams-statements/statements-of-the-ams-in-force/flash-floods-the-role-of-science-forecasting-and-communications-in-reducing-loss-of-life-and-economic-disruptions/

Tsunamis: Be Prepared and Stay Safe! https://coast.noaa.gov/gallery/videos/tsunamifastdraw/video.html

Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Take Part in 2017 Caribbean Tsunami Exercise http://www.arrl.org/news/view/puerto-rico-radio-amateurs-take-part-in-2017-caribbean-tsunami-exercise

Flood-hit communities are the best placed to collect information about flash flooding http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/04/communityfloodmonitoring/

Photographer’s stunning time-lapse film catches storms over Kansas, eight other states http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article145456679.html

Social Media and Emergency Management

Locals take to social media to support mayor of earthquake devastated town telling tourists not to take selfies in rubble where 300 died http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-earthquake-mayor-amatrice-sergio-pirozzi-stop-rubble-selfies-300-people-died-disaster-tourism-a7689446.html

Understanding communities in an age of social media: the good, the bad, and the complicated http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1187195?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Facebook is making a helicopter that delivers internet during disasters http://www.techradar.com/news/facebook-is-making-an-internet-delivery-mini-helicopter

We Are All Becoming More Narcissistic https://blogs.psychcentral.com/leveraging-adversity/2017/04/we-are-all-becoming-more-narcissistic/

Disaster psychology

A year of mental health challenges after the Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ymm-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-oilsands-1.4071212

New study highlights mental health of first responders following traumatic events http://kutv.com/news/nation-world/new-study-highlights-mental-health-of-first-responders-following-traumatic-events

Preliminary observations on disaster resilience in rural, remote coastal communities http://haznet.ca/themes/research/preliminary-observations-on-disaster-resilience-in-rural-remote-coastal-communities/

Disaster Behavioral Health Capacity Assessment Tool https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/abc/Documents/dbh-capacity-tool.pdf

Social Capital and Disasters

Otodo Gbame: How Lagos Govt Killed A Community And Its Dreams http://icirnigeria.org/otodo-gbame-how-lagos-govt-killed-a-community-and-it-dreams/

Today in disaster resilience (14 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Tropical Cyclone 16P (Cook) wreaking havoc on Vanuatu, heading toward New Caledonia https://watchers.news/2017/04/08/tropical-cyclone-cook-wreaking-havoc-on-vanuatu-heading-toward-new-caledonia/

Floods destroy 80% of the city of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina https://watchers.news/2017/04/07/floods-destroy-80-of-the-city-of-comodoro-rivadavia-argentina/

Banda Api awakens after 30 years of slumber, evacuations begin https://watchers.news/2017/04/06/banda-api-awakens-after-30-years-of-slumber-evacuations-begin/

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Apr 2017: Sinabung volcano, Sabancaya, Kambalny, Etna https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62509/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Apr-2017-Sinabung-volcano-Sabancaya-Kambalny-Etna.html

India – Floods in Kashmir Valley After Jhelum River Overflows http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-kashmir-valley-jhelum-river-overflows?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Malawi – Floods in Karonga District Leave 4 Dead, Crops Destroyed http://floodlist.com/africa/malawi-floods-karonga-april-2017

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Poas, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62534/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Poas-Sinabung.html

Tropical Cyclone Cook: New Caledonia braces itself as severe system hits east coast http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-10/cyclone-cook-hits-new-caledonia/8431952

Major flash flooding in Paraguay’s Itapúa after dam breach https://watchers.news/2017/04/10/major-flash-flooding-in-paraguay-itapua-after-dam-breach/

Large group of tourists evacuated from Costa Rica’s Poas volcano https://watchers.news/2017/04/10/large-group-of-tourists-evacuated-from-costa-rica-poas-volcano/

River flooding to persist in central US this week http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/river-flooding-to-persist-in-central-us-this-week/70001334

Flood: NEMA warns communities close to River Niger to evacuate http://www.gistalways.com/2016/08/flood-nema-warns-communities-close-to.html

Argentina – 1 Dead, Thousands Evacuated After Floods in Chubut Province http://floodlist.com/america/argentina-1-dead-thousands-evacuated-floods-chubut-province?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tiwi Islanders prepare as tropical low that may become Cyclone Frances approaches http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-11/tiwi-islanders-brace-as-tropical-low-expected-to-become-cyclone/8433212

April severe weather outbreak keeps tornadoes at record levels http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/weathermatrix/april-severe-weather-outbreak-keeps-tornadoes-at-record-levels/70001375

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Apr 2017: Ibu volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Kambalny https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62542/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Apr-2017-Ibu-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Kambalny.html

Texas: 1 person, vehicle missing in Fort Hood flooding http://www.kswo.com/story/35123189/texas-1-person-vehicle-missing-in-fort-hood-flooding?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

New Caledonia – Tropical Cyclone Cook Leaves 4 Injured, 1 Missing http://floodlist.com/australia/new-caledonia-tropical-cyclone-cook-leaves-4-injured-1-missing

‘Vulnerable’ Coromandel spots on standby for evacuation as Cyclone Cook nears http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11837628&ref=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Houses damaged as earthquake hits southern Philippines http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/houses-damaged-as-earthquake-hits-southern-philippines

 

Disaster risk reduction

What is a one in 500-year flood, and does that really apply to Edgecumbe? http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/91369561/qa-what-is-a-one-in-500year-flood-and-does-that-really-apply-to-edgecumbe

Slow-moving landslide discovered near the massive 2014 Oso landslide site https://watchers.news/2017/04/08/slow-moving-landslide-discovered-near-the-massive-2014-oso-landslide-site/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The Trump administration is ill-prepared for a global pandemic https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/the-trump-administration-is-ill-prepared-for-a-global-pandemic/2017/04/08/59605bc6-1a49-11e7-9887-1a5314b56a08_story.html?tid=ss_tw-bottom&utm_term=.249ee0d203e9

The youngest glacier on Earth https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/media/Documents/magazine%20e-reviews/March%202017/GeogRev%20Vol%2030%20No%204/GeographyReview30_4Poster.pdf?ext=.pdf

Volcanic arcs form by deep melting of rock mixtures https://phys.org/news/2017-04-volcanic-arcs-deep-mixtures.html

FEMA’s Hazard Grant Mitigation Program is a powerful tool to help communities that have experienced a major natural disaster http://adjustersinternational.com/publications/disaster-recovery-today/proper-benefit-cost-analysis/

What does “most dangerous” even mean for volcanoes? https://www.wired.com/2017/04/dangerous-volcano-can-tricky-thing-pin/

Why is South America being hit by deadly landslides? https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/34904611/why-is-south-america-being-hit-by-deadly-landslides/#page1

GR spends millions on protections after 2013 floods http://woodtv.com/2017/04/10/gr-spends-millions-on-protections-after-2013-floods/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Costs and benefits of prescribed burning http://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/how-much-do-we-invest-in-prescribed-burning/

Landscape architecture helps communities live with floods https://dirt.asla.org/2017/04/04/helping-communities-learn-how-to-live-with-floods/

What lessons can Toowoomba learn from Cyclone Debbie? https://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/what-lessons-can-toowoomba-learn-cyclone-debbie/3164858/

500 Colombian towns face landslide risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52624

Global Flood Map aims to help businesses tackle natural hazard exposure http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3008072/global-flood-map-aims-to-help-businesses-tackle-natural-hazard-exposure

Experts slam government’s hands-off approach to flood risk management http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/91432030/experts-slam-governments-handsoff-approach-to-flood-risk-management

High River is the most flood-protected town in Canada http://www.crebnow.com/reinventing-high-river/?platform=hootsuite

Large, high-intensity forest fires predicted to increase http://www.feedstuffs.com/news/large-high-intensity-forest-fires-predicted-increase

Insurers move to clear up flood definition http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-11/flood-insurance-versus-storm-insurance/8434452

Flooding and the higher ground https://openminds.swissre.com/stories/1207/

Bangladesh and World Bank Sign $113 Million Agreement to Improve Weather Forecasting and Early Warning Systems http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-world-bank-agreement-weather-forecasting-early-warning-systems

New £1 million flood competition to protect more communities https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-1-million-flood-competition-to-protect-more-communities

Drought and flood in the Anthropocene: feedback mechanisms in reservoir operation http://www.earth-syst-dynam.net/8/225/2017/esd-8-225-2017.pdf

Threatened Louisiana Rebrands Itself as ‘Master of Disaster’ http://floodlist.com/america/usa/climate-threatened-louisiana-rebrands-master-disaster

Queensland models higher Wivenhoe wall http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/qld-models-higher-wivenhoe-wall

Explainer: why some acts are classified as terrorism but others aren’t https://theconversation.com/explainer-why-some-acts-are-classified-as-terrorism-but-others-arent-76013

SwRI-built storm-scanning satellites enter operations phase http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/52648?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Alberta pledges $13.4 million for flood-mitigation projects in Calgary http://www.cknw.com/syn/98/208287/alberta-pledges-13-4-million-for-flood-mitigation-projects-in-calgary?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Emergency management

The Value of Timely Information During Disasters (Measured in Hours) https://irevolutions.org/2016/04/06/the-value-of-timely-information-during-disasters-measured-in-hours/

Cyclone Debbie: Queenslanders to be polled as part of disaster management review http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-09/cyclone-debbie-public-poll-on-how-cyclone-debbie-was-handled/8428572

Peru’s president says flood recovery may cost up to $9 billion http://www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-floods-economy-idUSKBN1792T0

Resilient Recovery Discussion Paper – feedback period now extended! https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/resilient-recovery-discussion-paper-feedback-period-now-extended

Emergency Managers Working With FCC To Learn Who Hacked Dallas Siren System http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/04/08/emergency-managers-working-with-fcc-to-learn-who-hacked-dallas-siren-system/

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today directed all wireless service providers to implement a wireless public alerting system https://www.canada.ca/en/radio-television-telecommunications/news/2017/04/wireless_serviceprovidersmustjointhenationalpublicalertingsystem.html

Earthquake warning system takes step forward; still underfunded https://mynorthwest.com/595197/earthquake-warning-system-takes-step-forward-still-underfunded/

Pipiriki: The town expected to flood, but never does http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/91332570/pipiriki-the-town-expected-to-flood-but-never-does?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Emergency Coastal Flooding Decision Support System http://agrgims.cogs.nscc.ca/CoastalFlooding/

The 2017 Lismore Flood – Insights from the field https://riskfrontiers.com/the-2017-lismore-flood-insights-from-the-field/

Regional Project Manager – Disaster Resilience http://nrmjobs.com.au/jobs/10031211-Regional-Project-Manager-Disaster-Resilience

Robots to the rescue in post-disaster recovery http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/10/robots-to-the-rescue-in-post-disaster-recovery

Cyclone Debbie: Before and after photos http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/cyclone-debbie-before-and-after-photos/8434294?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Great Plains Ranchers Look To Rebuild In Wake Of Massive Fires http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1071408/great-plains-ranchers-look-rebuild-wake-massive-fires?utm_source=TWNews&utm_medium=Post&utm_campaign=GreatPlainsRanchersLookToRebuildInWakeOfMassiveFires&utm_content=Harvest

Auckland eruption scenario: 435,000 displaced http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11836369

Yasi’s lesson: local business the key to rebuilding after cyclones http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-11/cyclone-yasi-lessons-to-rebuild-stronger-communities/8431964

Central Queensland farmers devastated as million dollar crops washed away http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-11/central-queensland-flooding-icrop-losses-realised/8434206

Charles returns to Cumbria town as Storm Desmond recovery continues two years on http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/uk_national_news/15217421.Charles_returns_to_Cumbria_town_as_Storm_Desmond_recovery_continues_two_years_on/

Pakistan to set up flood early warning system https://tribune.com.pk/story/1380215/pakistan-set-flood-early-warning-system/

Assessing effectiveness of Flood Emergency Management Systems in Europe https://landscapeiskingston.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/assessing-effectiveness-of-flood-emergency-management-systems/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

CFA, MFB major shake-up possible as Victorian Government seeks to end industrial dispute http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/cfa-mfb-major-shake-up-could-be-in-the-cards/8439616

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Self-Perception of Medical Students’ Knowledge and Interest in Disaster Medicine https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/selfperception-of-medical-students-knowledge-and-interest-in-disaster-medicine-nine-years-after-the-approval-of-the-curriculum-in-german-universities/FE10DB0517502114E933E0ACC5051E5C

How to Think https://www.technologyreview.com/s/409043/how-to-think/

Building Resilience with Hunter the fox and Eve the owl http://dcc.missouri.edu/hunter-eve.shtml#solving-problems?platform=hootsuite

Effective Science Communication http://iopscience.iop.org/book/978-0-7503-1170-0

Census 2016: ‘typical’ Aussie is a 38-year-old mum with two kids http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/census-2016-typical-aussie-is-a-38yearold-mum-with-two-kids/news-story/e66cf9b01a6b312925888f25cfc56e7b

Preparedness toolkit inventory https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/preparedness/toolkits/perrcs-toolkit-inventory/

Resilience Scan: October-December 2016 https://www.odi.org/publications/10773-resilience-scan-october-december-2016

Researchers seek new ways to improve earthquake risk communications https://phys.org/news/2017-04-ways-earthquake.html

Flood-hit communities are the best placed to collect information about flash flooding http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/04/communityfloodmonitoring/#.WO3zuekmk1I.twitter

Burnley and Padiham flood resilience group could be formed to help fight against future flooding http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/15217973.Burnley_and_Padiham_flood_resilience_group_could_be_formed_to_help_fight_against_future_flooding/

Understanding public responses to flood warnings https://hepex.irstea.fr/understanding-public-responses-to-flood-warnings/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Social media preferences by generation http://sproutsocial.com/insights/data/q1-2017/

Using smartphone apps to register earthquake tremors around the world http://blogs.agu.org/tremblingearth/2017/04/11/who-feels-earthquakes/

NSW floods: Social media rallies thousands of volunteers for flood clean-up http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/social-media-rallies-thousands-of-volunteers-for-flood-clean-up/8432758

 

Disaster psychology

Most Strangers Are Safe: Learn to Spot Those Who Are Not https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/why-bad-looks-good/201703/most-strangers-are-safe-learn-spot-those-who-are-not

Cyclone Debbie: Why was aftermath deadlier than storm itself? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39451323

Sierra Leone Grapples with Mental Health Impact of Ebola https://www.voanews.com/a/sierra-leone-grapples-mental-health-impact-ebola/3801212.html

‘It was terrifying’: Small Tweed community still reeling from freak flood, dramatic escape http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/it-was-terrifying-small-tweed-community-still-reeling/8434650?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Building the Right Resources to Prevent Firefighter Suicides http://inpublicsafety.com/2017/03/building-the-right-resources-to-prevent-firefighter-suicides/

Terrorism and its effects on mental health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1472253/