Today in disaster resilience (3 February 2017)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Origin of deadly Chile forest fires remains unknown: president http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/29/c_136019208.htm

Military helps New Brunswick after devastating ice storm https://watchers.news/2017/01/30/new-brunswick-canada-ice-storm-january-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flood death toll hits 91 in Thailand, four people still missing http://reliefweb.int/report/thailand/flood-death-toll-hits-91-four-people-still-missing

100,000 displaced due to floods in Caraga region, Philippines https://watchers.news/2017/01/30/caraga-philippines-flood-january-2017/

NASA Sees Fires Still Dotting U.S. Southeast https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2017/nasa-sees-fires-still-dotting-us-southeast

U.S. Increases Firefighting Aid To Chile As More Than 70 Blazes Rage http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/01/512865429/u-s-increases-firefighting-aid-to-chile-as-more-than-70-blazes-rage?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews

Disaster risk reduction

Chile’s forest fires partly due to poor planning, say fire chiefs https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/29/chiles-forest-fires-poor-planning-fire-chiefs-monoculture-fire-breaks

When the heat is on, we need city-wide plans to keep cool https://theconversation.com/when-the-heat-is-on-we-need-city-wide-plans-to-keep-cool-70738

The best conditions for flooding http://www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk/the-best-conditions-for-flooding/

Increased Risk of Katla Eruption http://icelandreview.com/news/2017/01/30/increased-risk-katla-eruption

Surfing drone to monitor tsunamis on Japan’s newest island http://www.miragenews.com/surfing-drone-to-monitor-tsunamis-on-japans-newest-island/

Hydrologic and geomorphic changes resulting from episodic glacial lake outburst floods: Rio Colonia, Patagonia, Chile http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL071374/abstract?campaign=wolearlyview

Calls for Cumbria farmers to be compensated for flood schemes on their land http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/Calls-for-Cumbria-farmers-to-be-compensated-for-flood-schemes-on-their-land-8c1a162f-a7da-4e39-886d-f86cfa3a4a61-ds

Miami Beach to begin new $100 million flood prevention project in face of sea level rise http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article129284119.html

Humanity’s Ten Great Challenges and How We Can Overcome Them http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-41270-2

When spark meets sprawl: Building in wildlands increases fire risk https://www.revealnews.org/article/when-spark-meets-sprawl-building-in-wildlands-increases-fire-risk/

Australia’s deadly relationship with heat http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-38805402

Experts warn that the flooding exacerbated by climate change will disproportionately impact low-lying, low-income communities http://e360.yale.edu/features/a-vulnerable-community-braces-for-the-impacts-of-sea-level-rise

Suncorp, the company where the price isn’t right on extreme weather http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/suncorp-the-company-where-the-price-isnt-right-on-extreme-weather-20170131-gu2rd4.html

WorldPop, open data for spatial demography http://www.nature.com/articles/sdata20174

Group calls for U.S. flood insurance revamp as program deadline nears http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-floods-insurance-idUSKBN15G4O2

Floodplains and flooding risk prevention http://medwet.org/2017/02/floodplains-and-flooding-risk-prevention/

Need to establish flood early warning and forecasting systems is a ground truth in all European countries http://www.imprex.eu/flood-early-warning-and-forecasting-across-europe

Understanding the sociology and politics around word ‘retreat’ http://sfpublicpress.org/news/2017-01/researchers-avoid-flood-zone-to-limit-sea-level-rise

Flooding and the Somerset Levels and Moors http://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/valuing-nature-somerset-levels-and-moors-future

The rush to build one million new homes in England by 2020 is set to increase flooding by overwhelming drains https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/02/rush-to-build-new-homes-will-increase-flooding-experts-warn

Emergency management

Flood evacuees can go forward with class-action suit against province http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/class-action-flooding-manitoba-1.3956363

Possible nuclear fuel find raises hopes of Fukushima plant breakthrough https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/31/possible-nuclear-fuel-find-fukushima-plant?CMP=twt_a-world_b-gdnworld

In a recent landslide on Chandigarh-Shimla highway, a car was crushed https://chandigarhmetro.com/yes-landslide-chandigarh-shimla-highway-horryfying-pictures/

Identify and assess the water quality risks from extreme events http://www.waterra.stfi.re/project-details/158?sf=lgavwno&utm_content=buffered896&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#aa

Nearly $1 billion in losses claimed in Sevier Co. wildfires http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Nearly-1-billion-in-losses-claimed-in-Sevier-Co-wildfires-412187933.html

Latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-32-01

Flood, Move, Repeat: A Generational Story http://wwno.org/post/flood-move-repeat-generational-story

Report a Flooded Property app for UK emergency responders https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2017/02/report-flooded-property-app-emergency-responders/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_source=Twitter

New portable weather stations will improve fire intelligence http://www.environment.act.gov.au/home/latest_news/new-portable-weather-stations-will-improve-fire-intelligence

Elbow Park School reopens after four-year flood recovery project http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/elbow-park-school-reopens-after-four-year-flood-recovery-project

Disaster education, communications and engagement

ISeeChange app enables people to document their experiences with extreme heat, flooding, climate http://therealtimereport.com/2017/01/29/iseechange-and-nasa-launch-citizen-science-app/

Development and testing of a community flood resilience measurement tool http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/77/2017/nhess-17-77-2017.pdf

Home Sellers Should Disclose Flood History and Risk to Buyers http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/01/17/home-sellers-should-disclose-flood-history-and-risk-to-buyers

Artist Teams Up with NASA on Climate Education http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/01/artist-teams-up-with-nasa-on-climate-education/?utm_content=bufferba60d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

What is the difference between a tsunami and a tidal wave? https://www2.usgs.gov/faq/categories/9755/3141_home

Have a scientific passion? Become a citizen scientist https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/have-a-scientific-passion-become-a-citizen-scientist/2017/01/27/647e8a22-dcc9-11e6-918c-99ede3c8cafa_story.html?utm_term=.fe256f470f25

Total fire bans explained for city dwellers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-30/total-fire-bans-explained-for-city-dwellers/8220210

Coastal and Waterfront Smart Growth Guide https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/smart-growth.html

Hurricane Season: Here’s What to Expect http://www.livescience.com/57671-hurricane-season.html

Stroll Through the Story of GIS https://www.gislounge.com/stroll-through-the-story-of-gis/

Victims of 1953 floods remembered on anniversary with flowers at Felixstowe http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/gallery_victims_of_1953_floods_remembered_on_anniversary_with_flowers_at_felixstowe_1_4870896?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

How does a seismic station work? http://www.usarray.org/public/about/how

Province asks public for input on emergency flood channel http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/lake-st-martin-emergency-outlet-channel-input-1.3957680

Campaigners opposed to the design of Cork city’s massive flood defence scheme are planning a human chain protest to highlight their fears http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/human-chain-protest-to-highlight-fears-over-cork-citys-quay-flood-defences-441503.html

Introducing Zilient: A global resilience network https://www.zilient.org/?utm_content=bufferbb5c8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A 100-year flood means a 1 percent chance of flooding in any given year —not a flood only once in a century https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/nyregion/a-guide-to-flood-resistant-building-terms.html?_r=0

Landscape Photographer Jeff McPheeters Captures the Majestic Fury of Storms on the Great Plains http://www.shutterbug.com/content/landscape-photographer-jeff-mcpheeters-captures-majestic-fury-storms-great-plains#155OgA9y28r2vyT4.97

Safe Evacuation of Schools – Can Everyone Get Out https://evaculife.com.au/blog/safe_eveacuation_of_schools_can_everyone_get_out

Web mapping app for updating and sharing the current status of businesses in flooded areas http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcuser/fall-2016/crowdsourced-open-for-business-app-supports-flood-response

Social Media and Emergency Management

Digital in 2017 overview http://wearesocial.com/uk/blog/2017/01/digital-in-2017-global-overview

Social media competence is a critical communication tool for academics https://hbr.org/2016/06/how-academics-and-researchers-can-get-more-out-of-social-media

York Floods Report: lack of an official message on social media added to the confusion http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15042108.York_flood_inquiry__Sirens_proposed___Better_response_needed_next_time___See_the_complete_report_here/

24% of US social media users lack any confidence in these sites to protect their data http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/01/26/americans-and-cybersecurity/

Using social media to identify the network of climate influencers http://www.onalytica.com/blog/posts/cities4climate-power-influencer-engagement/

Tweets with hashtags clearly get more engagement than tweets without hashtags. One or two hashtags are optimum https://blog.thesocialms.com/twitter-statistics-you-cant-ignore/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Map visualises the climate change conversation on Twitter in 2016 https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-the-climate-change-conversation-on-twitter-in-2016

“Authentic and timely stories” aligned with Facebook’s wider efforts to combat the spread of fake news http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-business/facebook-updates-news-feed-algorithm-focus-authentic-and-timely-content

89% of newspaper reading is still in newsprint, with just 7% via mobile devices and 4% on PCs https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2017/jan/31/wouldnt-you-just-know-it-editors-are-better-than-algorithms?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Disaster psychology

Bourke Street Mall incident – Community anger and understanding tragedy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xRpU90_p20&feature=youtu.be

UK mental health study finds impacts of flooding are large, prolonged and extend beyond just those whose homes are flooded http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-4000-2

Fires Across Tasmania, One Year On http://www.oliviahickey.com/blog/2017/1/31/fires-across-tasmania-one-year-on

 

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Today in disaster resilience (27 January 2017)

Please find a list of links to the latest disaster resilience news …

Current emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Jan 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Dukono, Reventador, Soufriere https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61255/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Jan-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Colima-Dukono-Reventador-Soufriere.html

Iran high-rise collapse kills 30 firefighters, injures 75 others https://www.ems1.com/fatal-incidents/articles/184971048-Iran-high-rise-collapse-kills-30-firefighters-injures-75-others/

Inside the deadly tornado outbreak that struck the South https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/01/23/inside-the-deadly-tornado-outbreak-that-struck-the-south/?utm_term=.6a0254ac5fa5

Papua New Guinea Earthquake: Did the M=7.9 shock trigger a distant M=5.6? http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/papua-new-guinea-earthquake-did-the-m7-9-quake-trigger-a-distant-m5-6-shock-2230/

Fires Blaze in Chile http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89496&src=twitter-nh

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Jan 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Popocatépetl, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61266/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Jan-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Colima-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sa.html

US storms kill 18 people in Georgia and Mississippi http://www.jokpeme.com/2017/01/us-storms-kill-18-people-in-georgia-and.html

Summer flooding rain and snow lashes New Zealand http://www.skymetweather.com/content/global-news/summer-flooding-rain-and-snow-lashes-new-zealand/

Widespread flooding, mudslides, evacuations as biggest storm in years batters California http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-new-storm-california-floods-muslides-snow-20170121-story.html

Severe flooding hits Philippines, at least 7 dead https://watchers.news/2017/01/17/flood-philippines-january-2017/

Tahiti flooding: Thousands left without power after heavy rain shuts down airport, forces evacuations http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-23/residents-evacuated-airport-closed-and-power-cut-off-in-tahiti/8205000

Chile Facing ‘Greatest Forest Disaster in Our History’ as Wildfires Rage https://www.wunderground.com/news/chile-wildfires-prompt-state-of-emergency?__prclt=BWumaLqN

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Jan 2017: Colima volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Erta Ale, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61298/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Jan-2017-Colima-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Erta-Ale-Sinabung-Sab.html

Mozambique: Casualties from bad weather rise to 44 http://clubofmozambique.com/news/casualties-bad-weather-rise-44-says-government-mozambique/

At Least 4 Reported Dead in California Storms http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/southern-california-pounded-intense-storm-flooding-44979378

Flood in Pahang worsens, number of victims nationwide increases http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2142641

Severe coastal flooding hits northern Cuba https://watchers.news/2017/01/25/severe-coastal-flooding-cuba-january-2017/

Disaster risk reduction

Flood Elevation Plan Sparks Concerns about Housing Affordability http://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/news/compliance-regulation/flood-elevation-plan-sparks-concerns-about-housing-affordability-1095026-1.html

Are global crises making our cities better? http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/10/architecture/global-crises-improving-public-spaces/index.html

Testing the use of viscous remanent magnetisation to date flood events http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/feart.2015.00001/full

Caves in central China show history of natural flood patterns http://www.geologypage.com/2017/01/caves-central-china-show-history-natural-flood-patterns.html

Multi-peril flood model for Vietnam http://www.jbarisk.com/vietnam

Northern Australia beset by floods but Indigenous groups warn of fire risk https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jan/25/northern-australia-beset-by-floods-but-indigenous-groups-warn-of-fire-risk?CMP=share_btn_tw

Opinion: Indigenous and Western science work together to make water-first decisions http://vancouversun.com/opinion/opinion-indigenous-and-western-science-work-together-to-make-water-first-decisions

Who are the men who say they can predict earthquakes? http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/national-news/88269767/Who-are-the-men-who-say-they-can-predict-earthquakes/

Honey, I shrunk Everest: Scientists to test if Nepal earthquake reduced height of tallest peak https://www.rt.com/viral/374960-everest-science-nepal-india/

Re/insurance saves up to four times its equivalent in emergency response https://www.reinsurancene.ws/reinsurance-saves-four-times-equivalent-emergency-response-un/

Assessing disaster risk in Europe and Central Asia – what did we learn? http://blogs.worldbank.org/europeandcentralasia/assessing-disaster-risk-europe-and-central-asia-what-did-we-learn?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

Simple actions to help protect homes in England from flooding are still being ignored by government, MPs say http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38721486

Mekong Delta shifts strategy, takes advantage of benefits of flooding http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/environment/171432/mekong-delta-shifts-strategy–takes-advantage-of-benefits-of-flooding.html

A report into severe flooding in York in December 2015 has called for better warning systems to be put in place https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/12456/york_flood_inquiry_main_report

Homes built on floodplains – needs must be balanced by risk http://geosmartinfo.co.uk/homes-built-on-flood-plains-needs-must-be-balanced-by-risk/

Living Planet Report 2016 http://awsassets.panda.org/downloads/lpr_living_planet_report_2016.pdf

Scientists think we’re closer to self-destruction than we have been since the 1950s https://qz.com/895423/doomsday-clock-is-set-to-2-5-minutes-to-midnight-scitenists-blame-trump-putin-nuclear-war-and-global-warming-as-major-threats-to-humanity/?utm_campaign=Contact+Quiboat+For+More+Referrer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=quiboat

Halting tsunamis by using deep-ocean sound waves to rob them of their amplitude and height http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/deep-ocean-sound-wave-tsunami/

ISciences Global Water Monitor & Forecast January, 2017 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/1/13/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-january-2017

‘Farmland deserves to be protected from flooding’ http://www.nfuonline.com/assets/92430

Building to the Sky, With a Plan for Rising Waters https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/nyregion/resilient-design-american-copper-buildings-weather-flooding.html?_r=0

Emergency management

Internal poll for Public Safety reveals lack of awareness among Canadians about flood compensation http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/flood-insurance-basement-disaster-compensation-goodale-feltmate-1.3941023

Placing Pacific women at the forefront of disaster planning and response http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2017/1/feature-pacific-women-disaster-planning-and-response

Preparing for week after huge earthquake https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/preparing-week-after-huge-earthquake

Dubai Launches Floating Fire/Civil Defense Center http://www.emsworld.com/news/12297531/dubai-launches-floating-fire-civil-defense-center

Review of fatal Twisp fire calls for more training, possible change to policy on protecting rural homes http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jan/22/review-of-fatal-twisp-fire-calls-for-more-training/

Fort McMurray wildfire: Study pegs cost of lost buildings, income and environmental damage at $8.9B http://globalnews.ca/news/3187254/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-study-pegs-cost-of-lost-buildings-income-and-environmental-damage-at-9-5b/

How Ho-Hum Was the Western Pacific Typhoon Season? http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/How-Ho-Hum-Was-the-Western-Pacific-Typhoon-Season-/

The mission of the project was to evaluate the response of a large-scale emergency http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Local-state-agencies-participate-in-planned-mock-disaster-Monday.html?utm_content=bufferb7ca6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A man has been charged over allegedly starting a blaze that burned out more than 30 hectares of land in the New South Wales Hunter Valley near Kurri Kurri http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-24/man-arrested-over-out-of-control-fire-in-nsw-hunter-valley/8207098

Firefighting resources to be cut to make $2 million in savings http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/firefighting-resources-to-be-cut-to-make-2-million-in-savings-20170125-gtycob.html

“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/01/26/%E2%80%9Cpeople%E2%80%99s-science%E2%80%9D-how-west-african-communities-fought-ebola-epidemic-and-won

The Making of Emergency Management as a Profession http://www.govtech.com/em/training/The-Making-of-a-Profession.html?utm_content=buffer09f7e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Volcanic sonic boom – What, why and how? http://www.volcanicsapphire.com/2017/01/volcanic-sonic-boom-what-why-and-how/

‘Floods and Freezes’ exhibition at Spelthorne Museum showcases fascinating photos from 1947 to 2014 http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/floods-freezes-exhibition-spelthorne-museum-12468170

Lifelong learning is really the only option http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/01/10-reasons-why-lifelong-learning-is-the-only-option/

Fire safety programs and outreach http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/emergency-services/ottawa-fire-services/fire-safety-programs-and-outreach

Twentieth anniversary of Dandenong Ranges fire http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/twentieth-anniversary-of-dandenong-ranges-fire.html

2 free articles from February issue of EARTH! http://www.americangeosciences.org/geotimes/2-free-articles-february-issue-earth-mondaymotivation

Real-time earthquake map http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

Fire season prompts biosecurity warning http://www.lbn.org.au/2017/01/23/fire-season-prompts-biosecurity-warning/?platform=hootsuite

New issue of Lithosphere online http://lithosphere.gsapubs.org/content/9/1.toc?etoc

Eastenders bus crash: a realistic portrayal of a disaster? https://preparednessthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/eastenders-bus-crash-a-realistic-portrayal-of-a-disaster/

Unusual Sources of Tsunamis – From Krakatoa to Monterey Bay https://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/

“Be Prepared” – In The Home http://www.whatcomready.org/be-prepared-in-the-home/

California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/atmospheric-rivers-california-megaflood-lessons-from-forgotten-catastrophe/

Use this online service to find out how likely it is that a place in England could flood in the future https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-flood-risk/

This dynamic earth: a teaching companion https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/file_mngr/file-139/This_Dynamic_Planet-Teaching_Companion_Packet.pdf

Tips On Protecting Pets From Flooding http://www.foundanimals.org/tips-protecting-pets-flooding/

Disaster psychology

The trauma of the Granville train disaster – Forty years of missing John http://www.nurseuncut.com.au/the-trauma-of-the-granville-train-disaster/

One disaster response aspect that often gets overlooked: emotional recovery https://redcrosschat.org/2017/01/23/disaster-happens-next/?utm_source=arctwitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=disaster

How Being Part of a Crowd Can Change You For the Better http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/01/how-being-part-of-a-crowd-can-change-you-for-the-better.html?mid=twitter-share-scienceofus

Social capital and disasters

You and your neighbors can help each other more in a crisis than the government http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/the-secret-to-surviving-a-disaster-could-start-next-door/74653

Today in disaster resilience (7 October 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Deadly Hurricane Matthew roars towards Haiti, Jamaica http://www.smh.com.au/world/deadly-hurricane-matthew-roars-toward-haiti-jamaica-20161003-gru40v.html

Hurricane Matthew update http://gdacs.org/report.aspx?eventid=1000316&episodeid=22&eventtype=TC

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Oct 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59325/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Oct-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch.html

Mýrdalsjökull – earthquakes during the last 48 hours http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/myrdalsjokull/

Matthew is the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Haiti since Cleo in 1964 http://wxshift.com/news/hurricane-matthew-lashes-haiti-u.s.-impacts-more-likely?utm_content=bufferd5d9f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Oct 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59338/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Oct-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch.html

Hurricane Matthew: Flash-flooding in Haiti http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37555827?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Hurricane Matthew: at least six feared dead in Haiti as violent storm hits https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/04/hurricane-matthew-haitians-flee-inland-as-violent-storm-approaches

Hurricane Matthew: Florida evacuates barrier islands ahead of direct hit https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/05/hurricane-matthew-florida-evacuates-barrier-islands?CMP=share_btn_tw

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Oct 2016: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Bromo, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59359/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Oct-2016-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Bromo-Shiveluch-Tu.html

Double eyewall structure revealed in hurricane #Matthew https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/10/06/double-eyewall-structure-revealed-in-hurricane-matthew/

Hurricane Matthew Is Florida’s Worst-Case Scenario https://psmag.com/hurricane-matthew-is-floridas-worst-case-scenario-61a8a36f7a04#.9tb74ww8o

Hurricane Matthew: At least 100 people killed in Haiti devastation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37579399

Disaster risk reduction

Malcolm Turnbull calls for greater spending on disaster mitigation https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/03/malcolm-turnbull-calls-for-greater-spending-on-disaster-mitigation

‘A recipe for disaster’: Why WA could be headed for another bushfire catastrophe http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/a-recipe-for-disaster-why-wa-could-be-headed-for-another-bushfire-catastrophe-20160929-grr9r1.html

This Law Could Stem the Rising Costs of Flooding http://time.com/4510734/floods-climate-change-flood-insurance/

Plans for ‘flood risk’ symbols on homes prove controversial http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37497092

New Maps Label Much Of New Orleans Out Of Flood Hazard Area http://www.npr.org/2016/09/30/495794999/new-maps-label-much-of-new-orleans-out-of-flood-hazard-area

Seismic Wave Videos Combine Sight and Sound https://eos.org/articles/seismic-wave-videos-combine-sight-and-sound

Fire regimes of Northern Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine communities http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/fire_regimes/Northern_RM_ponderosa_pine/all.html

Using Science to Improve Wildfire Outcomes http://fireadaptednetwork.org/using-science-improve-wildfire-outcomes-interview-steve-quarles/

Increased Wildfire Risk Driven by Climate and Development Interactions in the Bolivian Chiquitania, Southern Amazonia http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0161323&utm_content=buffer9cf29&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Engage Uganda earthquake victims on proper house reconstruction http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50472

Thailand: Breaking the cycle of flooding and drought https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/10/thailand-breaking-cycle-flooding-drought/

The Global Urban Footprint: A map of nearly every human settlement on Earth http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/global-urban-footprint-map-nearly-every-human-settlement-earth?cid=EXT_WBBlogSocialShare_D_EXT

Linking disaster risk, development and climate change http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50483

Climate-Driven Change in Ice-Free Areas of Greenland https://eos.org/meeting-reports/climate-driven-change-in-ice-free-areas-of-greenland

Rising Temperatures Load the Dice for Megadrought Risk http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/rising-temperatures-load-dice-megadrought-risk?platform=hootsuite

Why is Haiti vulnerable to natural hazards and disasters? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/04/why-is-haiti-vulnerable-to-natural-hazards-and-disasters?CMP=share_btn_tw&page=with:img-2#img-2

Recent NSW floods uncover a network of illegally constructed levee banks on farmland http://www.theland.com.au/story/4208066/illegal-levees-investigated-throughout-nsw/

New flood data will boost breadth of coverage in Canada http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/new-flood-data-will-boost-breadth-of-coverage-in-canada-9828

An IBM cloud that will prevent floods in Chennai? Tamil Nadu government gives thumbs up http://www.financialexpress.com/economy/an-ibm-cloud-that-will-prevent-floods-in-chennai-tamil-nadu-government-gives-thumbs-up/407721/

Bangkok’s flood defences losing battle with heavy rain http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/advanced/1102804/bangkoks-flood-defences-losing-battle-with-heavy-rain

Emergency management

State pilot project is using fires to help fight wildfires http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/state/washington/article105377726.html

SA weather: Police issue warning to flood kayak thrillseekers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-03/sa-police-issue-warning-to-flood-thrillseekers/7897504

Devastating floods in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have left hundreds of thousands in need https://social.shorthand.com/IFRCAsiaPacific/n2FGwkfPtP/suffering-in-silence

Can drones help Myanmar flood relief? Not until the government says so http://www.irinnews.org/news/2016/08/18/can-drones-help-myanmar-flood-relief-not-until-government-says-so

Using big data to respond to flooding in the UK https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2016/10/03/technology-innovation-and-data-helping-us-protect-the-environment-and-respond-to-flooding/

NSW floods to cost $500 million and rising http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/floods-to-cost-nsw-farmers-more-than-500m/news-story/5f3ac2e45a1a2c9e952d45c5d7265c98

Haiti could be dealing with Matthew’s impacts for years to come http://wxshift.com/news/haiti-could-be-dealing-with-matthews-impacts-for-years-to-come

Reflections on the Performance of the American Red Cross http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/reflections-on-the-performance-of-the-american-red-cross.html?utm_content=buffer382b9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

‘Nowhere to go,’ shellshock in devastated Haitian port http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-haiti-idUSKCN1252KS?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

When Hurricane Hunters Are Replaced by Drones http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/09/when-hurricane-hunters-are-replaced-by-drones/500093/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Earthquake Early Warning https://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/earlywarning/overview.php

How to Develop a Resilience Strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/how-to-develop-a-resilience-strategy#/-_/

Anatomy of a hurricane http://www.geologyinmotion.com/2016/10/anatomy-of-hurricane_4.html

New issue of Lithosphere http://lithosphere.gsapubs.org/content/current

IBC invites Quebecers to try out earthquake simulator http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/ibc-invites-quebecers-try-earthquake-simulator-1004100958/

NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheets http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/activities/weather-ready-nation/newis/

Earth Science Week Toolkit http://www.earthsciweek.org/materials

Resilience: the big picture https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/10626.pdf

Latest quarterly resilience scan report https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/10894.pdf

International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13 October https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/45714-livetotell

Boom Times 3: Volcano Triplets Spotted Erupting http://www.livescience.com/56379-three-volcano-eruptions-nasa-satellite-photo.html

New High-Definition Video of Active Hawaiian Volcano Lava Lake Available for Free https://www.usgs.gov/news/new-high-definition-video-active-hawaiian-volcano-lava-lake-available-free

Volcano insight: Fifty years of eruptions revealed http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37569152

Social media and emergency management

New system uses tools to explore how people spread ideas through online social networks http://osome.iuni.iu.edu/

Internet skills and the digital divide http://nms.sagepub.com/content/13/6/893.full.pdf+html?ijkey=VDFG831E4ByDg&keytype=ref&siteid=spnms&utm_source=SAGE_social&hootPostID=6941a50e69e8ac93f1682118bfd228a0

When Disaster Strikes, He Creates A ‘Crisis Map’ That Helps Save Lives http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/10/02/495795717/when-disaster-strikes-he-creates-a-crisis-map-that-helps-save-lives

People hit by Italian earthquake use local Facebook site to share emotions & experiences  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37548063

Psychology and disasters

In Jamaica’s ‘wickedest’ town, few fear Hurricane Matthew’s fury http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-port-royal-idUSKCN12307G?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

Psychological resilience: state of knowledge and future research agendas https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/9872.pdf

Social capital and disasters

Study refutes suburbanisation has eroded “social capital” that once pushed us closer together http://www.citylab.com/commute/2016/10/urbanites-and-suburbanites-time-use-socializing/495356/?utm_source=SFTwitter

Today in disaster resilience (30 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

NSW weather: Lachlan River peaks in heavy Forbes flooding; SES continuing to monitor situation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-26/lachlan-river-peaks-in-heavy-forbes-flooding/7875956

Cedar Rapids Residents Flee Homes Ahead of Expected Floods http://fortune.com/2016/09/25/cedar-rapids-evacuation-floods/

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Sep 2016: Fuego volcano, Colima, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Lascar https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59170/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Sep-2016-Fuego-volcano-Colima-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Lascar.html

USA – Severe Flooding in 3 Midwestern States, 2 Dead in Wisconsin http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flooding-wisconsin-iowa-minnesota-september-2016

Indonesia – Garut Floods Death Toll Rises to 33, Search Continues for 20 Missing https://twitter.com/GlobalFloodNews

Four dead, hundred injured as Typhoon Megi slams Taiwan http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/26/asia/typhoon-megi-taiwan-weather/index.html

Three Children Killed in Weekend Flash Floods http://www.tunisia-live.net/2016/09/26/three-children-killed-in-weekend-flash-floods/

2016 summer flooding breaks records across China https://watchers.news/2016/07/29/2016-summer-flooding-breaks-records-across-china/

Thousands evacuated following eruption on Mount Rinjani, Lombok http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/thousands-evacuated-following-eruption.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+SciencyThoughts+(Sciency+Thoughts)

Hoboken train crash: 1 dead, more than 100 injured http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/29/us/new-jersey-hoboken-train-crash/

Farmers near Forbes counting flood costs that run into hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars http://www.theland.com.au/story/4193406/battling-to-keep-waters-at-bay/

Disaster risk reduction

The moon, big tides could turn small tremors into major earthquakes, study finds http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/sci-tech/the-moon-big-tides-could-turn-small-tremors-into-major-earthquakes-study-finds-20160925-grnv93.html?utm_content=buffer66052&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Satellite Radar May Help Predict Human-Caused Earthquakes http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/satellite-radar-may-help-predict-human-caused-earthquakes/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_ENGYSUS_NEWS

Zimbabwe no longer safe from earthquakes https://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2016/09/25/zim-no-longer-safe-from-earthquakes

Ending the Era of Disaster Loss Around the World http://www.impactingourfuture.com/advocacy/ending-the-era-of-disaster-loss-around-the-world

All Earthquakes Are Created Equal https://eos.org/research-spotlights/all-earthquakes-are-created-equal

Probing the History of New Zealand’s Orakei Maar https://eos.org/project-updates/probing-the-history-of-new-zealands-orakei-maar

Let’s address chronic emergency of flooding http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2016/09/26/lets-address-chronic-emergency-flooding/91125330/?hootPostID=3236309c5404c8980f0c4d756d29be3b

Satellite images of urban expansion in New Delhi http://climate.nasa.gov/images-of-change?id=579#579-urban-expansion-in-new-delhi-india

A social-ecological systems approach to dengue-chikungunya-zika in urban coastal Ecuador https://ugecviewpoints.wordpress.com/2016/09/13/a-social-ecological-systems-approach-to-dengue-chikungunya-zika-in-urban-coastal-ecuador/

Can humanity survive the 21st century? http://www.theage.com.au/comment/can-humanity-survive-the-21st-century-20160926-grohqo.html

Iowa sets mark for flood mapping http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/news/regional/iowa-sets-mark-for-flood-mapping/article_c00e4c20-800c-11e6-8ef9-e7d50352cc2c.html

Wildfires Increasingly Consuming Siberian Forests, Scientists Warn http://www.rferl.org/a/wildfires-increasingly-consume-siberial-forests-scientists-greenpeace-warn/28017884.html

Flood mapping for disaster risk reduction: Obtaining high-resolution imagery to map and model flood risks in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50304

New Approaches to Flood Reduction – Low Impact Development (LID) in the USA http://floodlist.com/america/usa/new-approaches-flood-reduction-low-impact-development-lid-usa

Fragmented Patterns Seen in the Recent History of U.S. Floods https://www.usgs.gov/news/fragmented-patterns-seen-recent-history-us-floods

Emergency management

Wye River: landslides in the aftermath of a forest fire in Australia http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/09/22/wye-river-landslides-1/

California’s Soberanes Fire Is the Most Expensive in America — Ever https://psmag.com/californias-soberanes-fire-is-the-most-expensive-in-america-ever-d821c3f740fb#.fk4nwpnvp

Nepal earthquake response offers lessons for future disasters https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/nepal-earthquake-lessons/

High-tech future early warning system for hurricanes, tornados and volcanic eruptions https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160927111442.htm

Drought ‘a Slow Moving Natural Disaster’ http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Drought-a-slow-moving-natural-disaster.html

FEMA’s Emergency Alert System Hacked: Warns of Hazardous Materials Disaster On Trains http://offgridsurvival.com/femas-emergency-alert-system-hacked-warns-hazardous-materials-disaster-mention-trains/

Governor signs bill to expand earthquake early warning system http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/09/29/65241/governor-signs-bill-to-expand-earthquake-early-war/

Testing the utility of mapping drones for early recovery in the Philippines http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50257

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Living on Shaky Ground http://www2.humboldt.edu/shakyground/0.ShakyGroundMagazineFINALforWeb.pdf

“Shape South Asia 2016” focusses on citizens’ response to disaster http://newsfirst.lk/english/2016/09/shape-south-asia-2016-focusses-citizens-response-disaster/149528

America’s PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience https://community.fema.gov/

What is the relationship between glaciers and sea level? https://www2.usgs.gov/faq/categories/9750/3476

Teaching Middle-Schoolers Climate Change Without Terrifying Them http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/27/492860897/teaching-middle-schoolers-climate-change-without-terrifying-them

Natural disaster recovery assistance for primary producers http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/425221/Natural-disaster-recovery-assistance-for-primary-producers-sept-2016.pdf

19 Tips to Prepare Your Business for the 10 Most Common Insurance Claims http://www.insureon.com/blog/post/2016/09/26/19-tips-to-prepare-your-business-for-the-10-most-common-insurance-claims.aspx?platform=hootsuite

Responding to disasters before they happen: Trainings build resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50419

Social media and emergency management

Does internet stimulate the accumulation of social capital? A macro-perspective from Australia http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0313592615300515

Social media helps build social capital in the short-term but not in long-term https://theconversation.com/the-internet-helps-us-translate-social-capital-to-economic-benefits-64664?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20September%2026%202016%20-%205669&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20September%2026%202016%20-%205669+CID_1938f6b5e01c8ee77f83002da0cf5c91&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=The%20internet%20helps%20us%20translate%20social%20capital%20to%20economic%20benefits

Young people using Twitter for crowd sourcing information during disasters and emergency events in Nepal http://thehimalayantimes.com/opinion/digital-volunteerism-bringing-revolution/

Twitter is an educational resource which is multi-disciplinary and able to break down boundaries between professional groups http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/09/28/using-twitter-as-a-teaching-tool-can-boost-engagement-and-enrich-classroom-debate-and-discourse/

Psychology and disasters

Floods severely affect children, young people https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160922104259.htm#.V-QpZ0kWW6w.twitter

Researchers shows trauma evident in brainwaves even when imminent threat is gone http://www.lfpress.com/2016/09/29/researchers-shows-trauma-evident-in-brainwaves-even-when-imminent-threat-is-gone

Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: From Diagnosis and Neurobiology to Treatment http://www.healio.com/psychiatry/journals/psycann/2016-9-46-9/%7Bef36c9f4-d26e-49b8-839b-5db5fb65b267%7D/understanding-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-from-diagnosis-and-neurobiology-to-treatment

Today in disaster resilience (23 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Sep 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukon https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59098/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Sep-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukon.html

Victorian floods: State spared heavy rain falls, but emergency services remain on alert http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-21/victorian-floods:-state-spared-heavy-rain-falls/7863754

Typhoon Malakas Causes Heavy Flooding in Japan, Two Reported Missing https://weather.com/news/news/typhoon-malakas-japan-impacts

Firefighter dies, 1 hurt as 1,000 battle California wildfire http://www.cbs8.com/story/33151462/firefighter-dies-1-hurt-as-1000-battle-california-wildfire

Mexico – Floods in Guerrero and Chiapas Leave 13 Dead http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-guerrero-chiapas-september-2016

Flooding, landslides leave at least 19 dead http://www.cbsnews.com/news/indonesia-flooding-landslides-dead-missing-java-garut-sumedang-districts/

Flood kills 18, destroys 6,637 houses in Jigawa http://innosreport.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/flood-kills-18-destroys-6637-houses-in.html

Landslide kills four in Gorkha District, Nepal http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/landslide-kills-four-in-gorkha-district.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+SciencyThoughts+(Sciency+Thoughts)

Turkey – 2 Dead After Floods and Landslides in Trabzon and Giresun Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-2-dead-floods-landslides-trabzon-giresun-provinces

Extreme weather in Indonesia kills 19 people http://stocknewsusa.com/2016/09/21/extreme-weather-indonesia-kills-19-people/

Disaster risk reduction

Humans can make rockfalls from earthquakes more dangerous https://theconversation.com/humans-can-make-rockfalls-from-earthquakes-more-dangerous-65234

Latest UK flood plans fail to address growing risk of flash floods https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/16/latest-uk-flood-plans-fail-to-address-growing-risk-of-flash-floods

Sri Lanka: reducing Colombo’s flood risk while creating a more livable city http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50215

Flood mapping made easier in Bihar, India http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50239

America’s last top (flood) model http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/americas-last-top-model/

Working together for effective wildfire management strategies http://www.sustainablenorthwest.org/blog/posts/working-together-for-effective-wildfire-management-strategies?platform=hootsuite

Outdated FEMA Flood Maps Don’t Account For Climate Change http://www.npr.org/2016/09/15/492260099/outdated-fema-flood-maps-dont-account-for-climate-change

NASA works with US Forest Service to improve fire shelters http://www.firerescue1.com/gear-gadgets/articles/121668018-NASA-works-with-US-Forest-Service-to-improve-fire-shelters/

‘Apocalyptic’ mega-earthquake killing 86,000 people could ‘strike US at any time’ http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/546778/mega-earthquake-central-america-madrid-seismic-zone

Development of online community modelling ‘toolkit’ that would be available to flood affected communities across the UK https://www.socsci.ox.ac.uk/research/current-iaa-projects/bringing-academics-and-communities-together-to-reduce-UK-flooding

Flood prediction improvement is possible! http://www.kn-i.com/blog/2016/01/flood-prediction/

Planting trees for Living Firebreaks http://www.smalltreefarm.com.au/about-retardants.pdf

How Vague Historical Writings Help Scientists Predict Floods https://eos.org/research-spotlights/how-vague-historical-writings-help-scientists-predict-floods

Defining loss and damage https://www.sei-international.org/mediamanager/documents/Publications/Climate/SEI-DB-2016-Loss-and-damage-4-traits.pdf

Experts See No Single Explanation for ‘Lone Wolf’ Terror Attacks http://www.wsj.com/articles/experts-see-no-single-explanation-for-lone-wolf-terror-attacks-1474396268

Floodplain managers, planners visualize future flooding impacts http://masgc.org/news/article/floodplain-managers-planners-visualize-future-flooding-impacts

Updated flood insurance needed for Ohio, nation http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/09/expand_flood_insurance_options.html

New Hope in the Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/new-hope-in-the-fight-against-antimicrobial-resistance/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_HLTH_BLOG

Social Entrepreneurs Predict Flooding Risk In Vulnerable Communities http://www.forbes.com/sites/annefield/2016/09/21/social-enterpreneurs-predict-flooding-risk-in-vulnerable-communities/#2524249e3ac1

Increased Wildfire Risk Driven by Climate and Development Interactions in the Bolivian Chiquitania, Southern Amazonia http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0161323&utm_content=buffer3b5ea&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Study promotes “managed retreat” as a policy tool for removing residential development from the most vulnerable flood areas http://www.builderonline.com/building/regulation-policy/buyouts-for-flood-prone-properties-in-ny-nj_o

These are the world’s most fragile cities – and this is how they can turn things around https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/09/these-are-the-world-s-most-fragile-cities-and-this-is-how-they-can-turn-things-around?utm_content=buffer16c11&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disasters Are Fuelling Displacement And Migration http://www.huffingtonpost.com/A-View-from-the-United-Nations-/disasters-are-fuelling-di_b_12121652.html

Floods risk under a changing climate http://www.cmcc.it/article/floods-risk-under-a-changing-climate-2

A multi-disciplinary approach to evaluate pluvial floods risk under changing climate: The case study of the municipality of Venice (Italy) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969716305757

Emergency management

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Sep 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Colima, Dukono, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59081/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Sep-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Colima-Dukono-Turrialba.html

Healthy trees being removed ‘unnecessarily’ after Great Ocean Road fires, residents say http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-16/trees-removed-unnecessarily-great-ocean-road-fires-residents/7837246

Louisiana flood damage estimates make marked jump http://deltafarmpress.com/management/louisiana-flood-damage-estimates-make-marked-jump

First Responders Discuss Advances in Tech Since 9/11 http://linkis.com/emergencymgmt.com/G5xap

Big Sur Wildfire Fight Now Costliest In U.S. History http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/09/19/big-sur-soberanes-fire-costliest-u-s-history/

September Earthquake Deemed Oklahoma’s Strongest on Record; Insured Costs Uncertain http://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2016/09/19/426340.htm

Estimated insurable losses from Louisiana floods to range between US$8.5 billion and US$11 billion: AIR Worldwide http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/estimated-insured-losses-louisiana-floods-range-us8-5-billion-us11-billion-air-worldwide-1004100294/

Modelling large scale evacuation scenarios to build safer cities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308296986_Modelling_large_scale_evacuation_scenarios_to_build_safer_cities

3-D view of Canyon Wildfire http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/09/19/canyon-fire-delays-launch-of-satellite-at-vandenberg-air-force-base/

As disasters become more frequent, U.S. disaster recovery policies are not ready. Here’s a better plan http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2016/09/how-to-fix-our-disaster-recovery-strategy-000203

Drone footage turns grassfire modelling on head http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/drone-footage-turns-grasfire-modelling-on-its-head.html

Pumps brought in to give town an edge on floods http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/14755254.Pumps_brought_in_to_give_town_an_edge_on_floods/

Smoke from 2015 Indonesian fires may have caused more than 100,000 deaths http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20160922-smoke-from-2015-indonesian-fires-may-have-caused-more-than-100-000-deaths?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+homelandsecuritynewswire%2Frss+%28Homeland+Security+News+Wire%29

  1. Korea says floods ‘worst disaster’ since WWII https://www.yahoo.com/news/n-korea-says-floods-worst-disaster-since-wwii-114712717.html

The science of tsunamis: creating tsunami waves in the laboratory to help protect coastal communities http://www.hrwallingford.com/news/the-science-of-tsunamis-creating-tsunami-waves-in-the-lab

Muskoka, Ontario residents launch $900 million suit against province over flood damage http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/muskoka-ontario-residents-launch-900-million-suit-province-flood-damage-1004100264/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

IRGC Resource Guide on Resilience https://www.irgc.org/irgc-resource-guide-on-resilience/

Hurricane preparedness includes animals, too http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/hurricane-preparedness-includes-animals-too/

Recent Publications from the IRDR http://www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr/irdr/general-news/recent-publications

Youth Emergency Preparedness Curriculum-Ready Kids http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/34411

Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet http://www.cdc.gov/features/petsanddisasters/index.html

Red Cross lists five things people most regret leaving behind in emergencies http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-19/five-items-people-most-regret-leaving-behind-in-emergencies/7857048

Resilient Australia Awards Victorian winners announced https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/latest-news/resilient-australia-awards-victorian-winners-announced/

New NFPA resources for students in grades 6-12 about wildfire https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2016/09/21/new-nfpa-resources-for-students-in-grades-6-12-about-wildfire

TakeAction: Teens for Wildfire Safe Communities http://ymiclassroom.com/lesson-plans/nfpa/

Citizen science projects where people monitor and map flooding and climate change https://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/home-garden/craft-hobbies/hobbies/citizen-science-projects-get-involved#

Social media and emergency management

How Twitter Users Can Generate Better Ideas http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/how-twitter-users-can-generate-better-ideas/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=featmay15

Social media could be transitioning to the new “emergency cavalry” http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2016/09/07/social-media-time-disaster/89746104/

The future of emergency management collaboration is virtual http://crisiscommscp.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/the-future-of-emergency-management.html?utm_content=buffer2039d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Social media campaign using everyday council staff during floods has won praise http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-19/social-media-blitz-during-flood-emergency-wins-praise/7856134

Competition for youth to combat desertification using social media http://www.unccd.int/en/programmes/Event-and-campaigns/LandForLife/Pages/Youth-Social-Media-Activist—Are-you-the-ONE.aspx

Jakarta is the world’s capital of Twitter activity full of “human sensors” for tracking disasters http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-09-16/need-latest-news-flooding-jakarta-theres-app

Recommendations for mandatory social media training within the emergency planning professions http://www.witpress.com/elibrary/wit-transactions-on-the-built-environment/133/25016

Social media and immersion in the digital world can be contributing factors in the development of an array of psychological problems http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/generation-z-online-and-at-risk/

Social media important in a two-way approach to communicating with Syrian refugees http://innovation.unhcr.org/labs_post/social-media-and-sms-outreach/

Psychology and disasters

Patterns of cooperation during collective emergencies in the help-or-escape social dilemma http://www.nature.com/articles/srep33417

Are people becoming resilient to terrorism? http://www.newsweek.com/new-york-chelsea-bombing-resilience-acceptance-500801?rx=us&utm_content=buffer49206&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The impact of working in high stress emergencies http://blog.humansurge.org/en/impact-of-working-high-stress-emergency/

Age-related differences in decision-making for digital escape route signage under strenuous emergency conditions of tilted passenger ships http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003687016301983

Today in disaster resilience (16 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Typhoon Meranti 2016 http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/events/typhoon-meranti-2016

Food aid reaches 140,000 hit by floods in North Korea – WFP http://news.trust.org/item/20160913154458-dgtev/?utm_source=twitter

It was a big weekendfor lava https://www.wired.com/2016/09/volcanoes-around-world-make-spectacular-lava-flows/

Tanzania earthquake http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/tanzania-quake-weve-never-known-this-in-our-country-says-pm-20160912

Sydney warms up as gathering clouds point to big wet inland http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydney-warms-up-as-gathering-clouds-point-to-big-wet-inland-20160912-gre3lj.html

Victorian weather: Flood warnings as ‘season-making rain’ brings mixed fortunes for farmers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-13/victorian-weather-heavy-rain-flood-warnings-in-place/7837668

Effects of a super storm spread across southeastern Australia http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/ocean-road-not-so-great-as-storm-bill-rises/news-story/77560c8aef61c9f408fe833d6c1aba34

Typhoon Meranti slams into China after battering Taiwan http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/09/14/super-typhoon-meranti-barrels-into-taiwan/90345966/?hootPostID=87fc6f45ab0da599a147858801a02e75

Flooding leaves 135 dead, 395 missing and more than 100 000 displaced in North Korea http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2016/09/12/flooding-leaves-135-dead-395-missing-and-more-than-100-000-displaced-in-north-korea/

Yasur volcano (Vanuatu): strong and sometimes dangerous explosions https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/vanuatu/yasur/news.html

Victorian floods: State battered with worst September deluge in a century http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victorian-floods-state-battered-with-worst-september-deluge-in-a-century-20160914-grgijs.html

UK set for floods, thunderstorms and hail after record heatwave https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/sep/15/floods-thunderstorms-hail-uk-weather-warnings-record-heatwave?CMP=share_btn_tw

Disaster risk reduction

Christchurch City Council makes resilience pledge to get up to $5m from Rockefeller partners http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/84166211/Christchurch-City-Council-makes-resilience-pledge-to-get-up-to-5m-from-Rockefeller-partners

Increasing the quality of seismic interpretation http://library.seg.org/doi/10.1190/INT-2015-0218.1

How ready are Indian Ocean nations for the next big tsunami? http://www.irinnews.org/news/2016/09/07/how-ready-are-indian-ocean-nations-next-big-tsunami

Cave Formations Carry Clues About Ancient Earthquakes http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/cave-formations-carry-clues-about-ancient-earthquakes-180960419/?no-ist

Sheffield chosen to lead the way in National Flood Resilience Review http://www.sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk/govt-flood-report/

New data points to major eruption of Japanese volcano https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/13/new-data-points-to-major-eruption-of-japanese-volcano

Review of how we assess flood risk, reduce the likelihood of flooding, and make the country as resilient as possible to flooding https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-flood-resilience-review

Portland needs earthquake retrofits before old buildings become deathtraps http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/09/city_leaders_must_require_eart.html

Cumbrian lakes hold a centuries-long flood record http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37304856

Hundreds of key sites in England at risk of floods http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37306094

Messages in the sand from Hurricane Sandy http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50184

Resilience and disaster trends in the Philippines: Opportunities for national and local capacity building http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50197

Emergency management

Citizens as Rescuers in Building Collapses http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/citizens-as-rescuers-in-building-collapses.html

The dynamics and difficulties of disaster recovery http://phys.org/news/2016-09-dynamics-difficulties-disaster-recovery.html

A Morning That Shook the World: The Seismology of 9/11 http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/09/a-morning-that-shook-the-world-the-seismology-of-911/

CFS member says warnings about Pinery bushfire threat were delayed by up to 45 minutes http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/cfs-member-says-warnings-about-pinery-bushfire-threat-were-delayed-by-up-to-45-minutes/news-story/4383c8c13bc22ca6f15de61a4ffbc2db

Louisiana governor requests bailout as flood costs rise to $15bn https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/11/louisiana-governor-requests-bailout-flood-damage-costs

Flood relief in Myanmar includes family planning supplies http://www.unfpa.org/news/flood-relief-myanmar-includes-family-planning-supplies

Hermine: Losses seen up to $500M, could have been worse, insurers say http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=342594

Emergency Management and Business Continuity: Cousins, but not Twins https://ebrp.net/emergency-management-and-business-continuity-cousins,-but-not-twins/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

National Preparedness Month http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/npm/index.htm

Flooding and Disaster Information Resources https://nnlm.gov/scr/flooding-disaster-resources

Failure to Communicate https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/failure-to-communicate-pretty-much-everyone-dropped-the-ball-in-louisiana?utm_source=NHC%20Master%20List&utm_campaign=3820cd8102-DR660&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dabc309806-3820cd8102-54422061

What are tsunamis? https://coast.noaa.gov/applyit/inundation/tsunamis.html

This action plan sets out how businesses can make it easier for people to protect their homes from damage from flood water https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-property-level-flood-resilience-bonfield-2016-action-plan

Megafire warning: Experts issue a call to action at Ashland meeting http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160913/NEWS/160919930

Resilient Pittsburgh’s Upcoming Resilience Fair! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/resilience/

New Orleans acts on disaster risk awareness for the private sector http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50163

Explainer: how to prepare for a tsunami https://theconversation.com/explainer-how-to-prepare-for-a-tsunami-64824

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Through Preparedness https://www.ready.gov/neighbors-helping-neighbors-through-preparedness

Social media and emergency management

Social media are used by citizens affected as a platform to read and share recovery information and post queries http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2550-3

Psychology and disasters

Climate change is raising tensions along with sea levels https://nexusmedianews.com/in-the-heat-of-the-moment-b2723a45b37a#.3owtu3y20

Social capital and disasters

Trust deficit: Japanese communities and the challenge of rebuilding Tohoku https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/36/

Almost half of Americans expect to rely a great deal on their neighbors after a disaster https://community.fema.gov/action/plan-with-neighbors

Today in disaster resilience (9 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Wildfire bearing down on coastal of town of Xàbia in Spain https://emergency.life/2016/09/04/496/

Wildfires force residents and vacationers out of homes in Spain – video https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/sep/05/wildfires-force-residents-and-vacationers-out-of-homes-in-spain-video?CMP=share_btn_tw

Deadly Floods Hit North Korea, Eastern China and the Russian Far East http://floodlist.com/asia/deadly-floods-hit-north-korea-eastern-china-russian-far-east

Sea level rise is worsening Hermine’s coastal flooding http://mashable.com/2016/09/03/sea-level-rise-storm-surge-hermine/#mYSDili22Zqp

Malou to unleash heavy rain, strong winds over Tokyo into Thursday http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/malou-tropical-cyclone-typhoon-flood-mudslide-wind-threat-tokyo/59931948

Floods after heavy rain in Greece leave 4 dead, 1 missing http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/world/article100331342.html

North Korea – Death Toll Rises to 60, Over 40,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/north-korea-death-toll-rises-september-2016

Disaster risk reduction

Habitat III: the biggest conference you’ve probably never heard of https://theconversation.com/habitat-iii-the-biggest-conference-youve-probably-never-heard-of-63499

Batten down the hatches UK’s worst flood risk areas revealed as hurricane season hits https://reportuk.org/2016/09/04/batten-down-the-hatches-uks-worst-flood-risk-areas-revealed-as-hurricane-season-hits/

Floods kill more people than bushfires in Australia http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/aust-floods-more-deadly-than-bushfires/news-story/ceba32595554dd984a83cd8fdf53b189

Research by Missouri S&T faculty could prevent next major human-related disaster http://news.mst.edu/2016/08/research-by-missouri-st-faculty-could-prevent-next-major-human-related-disaster/

Building a flood catastrophe model for Australia in ELEMENTS http://www.ambiental.co.uk/building-a-flood-catastrophe-model-for-australia-in-elements/

Why Do Our Cities Flood? Collapse in Municipal Governance Is to Blame http://thewire.in/63383/water-logged-cities-municipal-failure/

Help for flood victims trying to insure their homes http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/14721048.New_scheme_offers_hope_to_past_flood_victims_thinking_about_their_future/?ref=twtrec

World Population Growth Is Speeding Up, Not Slowing Down; No Peak in Sight and Consequences Will Be Catastrophic http://peakoil.com/enviroment/world-population-growth-is-speeding-up-not-slowing-down-no-peak-in-sight-and-consequences-will-be-catastrophic

Can we get better at predicting earthquakes? https://theconversation.com/can-we-get-better-at-predicting-earthquakes-64408

‘Higher than normal risk’: This map shows the hot spots of the upcoming Australian bushfire season http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/higher-than-normal-risk-this-map-shows-the-hot-spots-of-the-upcoming-australian-bushfire-season/news-story/ef20d25d9070ca80b4b831347936896f

Extinction alert: saving the world from a deadly asteroid impact https://theconversation.com/extinction-alert-saving-the-world-from-a-deadly-asteroid-impact-63936

What is ‘social resilience’? Perspectives of disaster researchers, emergency management practitioners, and policymakers in New Zealand http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916302096

As disaster losses mount, Sri Lanka develops tool to track them http://in.reuters.com/article/srilanka-disaster-monitoring-idINKCN1150MY

UK National Flood Resilience Review https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/551137/national-flood-resilience-review.pdf

What’s Special About the Zika Virus in Singapore?  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/what-s-special-about-the-zika-virus-in-singapore/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_HLTH_BLOG

4th International Sustainable Development Conference Coming up http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2016/09/08/4th-international-sustainable-development-conference-coming-up/

Some SC lawmakers say Hermine showed dam rules not needed http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/8/some-sc-lawmakers-say-hermine-showed-dam-rules-not/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Thrive or fail: Examining forest resilience in the face of fires http://phys.org/news/2016-09-forest-resilience.html

Tsunami simulator recreates devastating waves for first time in a lab https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/07/tsunami-simulator-recreates-devastating-waves-for-first-time-in-a-lab?CMP=share_btn_tw

Why Crowded Events Become Targets http://lionsgateriskmanagementgroup.tumblr.com/post/145970619665/from-the-rio-olympics-to-the-orlando-nightclub

NZ’s Ruapehu volcano heating up fast https://www.wired.com/2016/09/new-zealands-ruapehu-volcano-heating-fast/

Council leaders press Theresa May over delayed flood defence review https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/30/council-leaders-press-theresa-may-over-delayed-flood-defence-review

Emergency management

Jersey Shore merchants ‘paying the price’ for Hermine forecast http://www.nj.com/cape-may-county/index.ssf/2016/09/jersey_shore_businesses.html

Why Hermine Has Caused Extreme Forecast Headaches https://www.wunderground.com/news/tropical-hermine-gulf-atlantic-forecast-challenges?__prclt=POr8QrnQ

We Haven’t Seen Many Storms Like Hermine http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/we-havent-seen-many-storms-like-hermine/

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Sep 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Dukono, Nevado del Ruiz https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/58931/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Sep-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Dukono-Nevado-del-Ruiz.html

A week after the Italian earthquake http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2016/08/world/italy-earthquake-aftermath-future/?sr=twcnni083116italy-earthquake-aftermath-future1130AMStoryLink&linkId=28241791

Monsoon Flooding In India Reached ‘Unprecedented Levels’ This Year, Officials Say https://weather.com/news/news/flooding-india-ganges

Influence the debate on global disaster relief and resilience http://www.eco-business.com/press-releases/influence-the-debate-on-global-disaster-relief-and-resilience/

24 countries taking part in tsunami drill http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50128

Louisiana Flood Damage at Least $8.7 Billion, Governor Says http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/louisiana-flood-damage-87-billion-governor-41845120

Post event review capability (PERC) report on the October 2015 floods in South Carolina https://www.zurichna.com/en/knowledge/articles/2016/09/post-event-review-capability-perc-report-on-the-october-2015-floods-in-south-carolina

Using Swimming Robots to Warn Villages of Himalayan Tsunamis https://irevolutions.org/2016/09/08/himalayan-tsunami/

New Jersey Unveils Text-to-911 Capabilities http://www.emergencymgmt.com/next-gen-911/New-Jersey-Text-To-911.html?utm_content=bufferbdd4d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The official report into the Samarco Tailings Dam failure in Brazil http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/08/30/samarco-tailings-dam-failure-report/

How One Organisation Worked Round the Clock to Rescue Flood Affected Animals in Kaziranga http://www.thebetterindia.com/67489/recuse-flood-affected-animals-kaziranga-national-park/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Latest UNISDR publications http://www.unisdr.org/we/inform/publications

Failure to Prepare Spells Out Trouble for Business Owners http://adjustersinternational.com/failure-to-prepare/

Hype, Bust Or Effective? Messaging Hermine In A Post-Hurricane Sandy Era http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/09/06/messaging-hermine-did-we-learn-from-hurricane-sandy/

Ringing in Climate Change Education http://nmindepth.com/2016/09/07/ringing-in-climate-change-education/

Tsunami aware tourism in the Seychelles http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50147

Get Ready Weekend 2016 http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/get-ready2016

Social media and emergency management

Facebook strategies can assist with ensuring that disaster-affected populations receive timely, consistent, and accurate information http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fcomm.2016.00004/full

Seniors are the group most likely to say they never go online http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/09/07/some-americans-dont-use-the-internet-who-are-they/

Psychology and disasters

Can We Learn How to Forget? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-we-learn-how-to-forget/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_MB_FEAT