Today in disaster resilience (2 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Two major hurricanes are vying to become the first to strike Big Island of Hawaii http://mashable.com/2016/08/29/two-hurricanes-head-toward-hawaii/#WGRuc8c02sqd

The United States Is Facing Four Simultaneous Tropical Threats https://psmag.com/the-united-states-is-facing-four-simultaneous-tropical-threats-5cfe1ea51d06#.jbgl42m7c

Bihar floods: Death toll climbs to 165, over 37 lakh people affected http://www.firstpost.com/india/bihar-floods-death-toll-climbs-to-165-over-37-lakh-people-affected-2983862.html

Pioneer Fire in Idaho is one of 5 fires in US with over 1,000 firefighters assigned http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/08/31/pioneer-fire-in-idaho-is-one-of-5-fires-in-us-with-over-1000-firefighters-assigned/

Japan – 11 Dead After Typhoon Lionrock Causes Floods and Landslides http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/08/31/national/least-10-dead-japan-typhoon-lionrock-flooded-nursing-home-caused-damage/

Honduras – 1 Dead, 100s of Homes Damaged After Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/america/honduras-floods-tegucigalpa-comayaguela-august-2016

Here’s What to Expect From Hurricane Hermine https://psmag.com/heres-what-to-expect-from-hurricane-hermine-f03dffd393c6#.4d1os0c7u

New Zealand evacuates some coastal areas due to tsunami fears after quake http://news.trust.org/item/20160901181656-6i7vz/

Sudan Floods – Over 200,000 Now Affected, 98 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-200000-now-affected-98-dead

Disaster risk reduction

As Italy rebuilds, earthquake experts across the globe believe the worst is yet to come http://www.inquisitr.com/3460156/italy-earthquake-country-mourns-while-experts-claim-many-parts-of-the-world-are-overdue-for-large-earthquakes/

‘Infrastructure can drive up disaster vulnerability’ says UN climate expert http://www.dw.com/en/infrastructure-can-drive-up-disaster-vulnerability-says-un-climate-expert/a-19497058

World Risk Index: The Human Factor in Natural Disasters http://www.spiegel.de/international/tomorrow/world-risk-report-on-vulnerability-to-natural-catastrophe-a-1109437.html

2016 World Risk Report http://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:5763/WorldRiskReport2016_small.pdf

How A ‘Weather Bomb’ Measured In Japan Helps Uncover Earth’s Secrets http://www.techtimes.com/articles/175330/20160828/how-a-weather-bomb-measured-in-japan-helps-uncover-earths-secrets.htm

Disasters & Development : The Italian disaster: stereotyped narratives and missing social science http://danddresearch.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/the-italian-disaster-stereotyped.html

Proposed fee to combat Tampa street flooding heads for key vote http://www.tbo.com/news/politics/proposed-fee-to-combat-tampa-street-flooding-heads-for-key-vote-20160826/

Residents fight required flood insurance http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/residents-fight-required-flood-insurance/308371531

Unplanned urbanisation increases risks of urban disasters: Experts http://en.prothom-alo.com/environment/news/118597/Unplanned-urbanisation-increases-risks-of-urban

GeoNet has changed New Zealand earthquake science ‘dramatically’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/83485727/geonet-has-changed-new-zealand-earthquake-science-dramatically

News from the Nevada Geodetic Laboratory http://geodesy.unr.edu/

Tectonics and crustal evolution http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/26/9/article/i1052-5173-26-9-4.htm

Acceleration of regional plate subduction beneath Kanto Japan, after the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL070298/abstract

Thousands of Homes Keep Flooding, Yet They Keep Being Rebuilt Again http://e360.yale.edu/digest/thousands_of_us_homes_keep_flooding_and_being_rebuilt_fema_insurance_louisiana/4792/

Flood risk assessment – Practices in flood prone Swedish municipalities http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300863

Innovative land use planning for natural hazard risk reduction: A consequence-driven approach from New Zealand http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091630070X

Factors controlling the spatial distribution of flash flooding in the complex environment of a metropolitan urban area. The case of Athens 2013 flash flood event http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301431

Disasters as opportunities for social change: Using the multi-level perspective to consider the barriers to disaster-related transitions http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300164

Yorkshire flooding fears as crucial report is delayed http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/yorkshire-flooding-fears-as-crucial-report-is-delayed-1-8094629

Fleeing into risk: the Baton Rouge Deluge was not an act of God http://lacoastpost.com/blog/?p=50901

High resolution flood data from RMS an opportunity for risk capital http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2016/08/22/high-resolution-flood-data-from-rms-an-opportunity-for-risk-capital/

The World Is Completely Urbanized http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hung-vo/the-world-is-completely_b_11786892.html

Economic impact of a major earthquake in Canada http://assets.ibc.ca/Documents/Studies/EQ_brochure_EN-at-a-glance.pdf

Italy commits to long-term earthquake preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50086

Places with high wildfire potential have, on average, lower social vulnerability than other places http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/WF15109

Florida’s potential losses from a big hurricane is a mind-blowing $200 billion https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/09/01/floridas-potential-losses-from-a-big-hurricane-is-a-mind-blowing-200-billion/?utm_term=.736112a9a3e5

Five Years After Hurricane Irene, Vermont Still Striving for Resilience https://insideclimatenews.org/news/31082016/five-years-after-hurricane-irene-2011-effects-flooding-vermont-damage-resilience-climate-change

FEMA Administered Flood Insurance, Is it a Success? http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/fema-administered-flood-insurance-is-it-a-success.html

Vulnerability as Concept, Model, Metric, and Tool http://naturalhazardscience.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.001.0001/acrefore-9780199389407-e-25

Glasgow’s Resilience Strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/page/-/100rc/pdfs/Glasgow%20Strategy%20PDF.pdf

Emergency management

EU’s Sentinel satellites dissect Italian quake http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37210085

Australia’s biggest ever disaster training event hits Sydney’s Barangaroo http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-28/australias-biggest-ever-disaster-training-event-hits-sydney/7792154

Cameroon Lake Nyos Disaster Survivors Feel Abandoned http://www.voanews.com/a/survivors-1986-lake-nyos-disaster-cameroon/3474673.html

MapSwipe app enables digital volunteers to use smartphone technology to gather more information for aid in a natural disaster https://www.geolounge.com/swipe-satellite-data-help-map-vulnerable-populations/

National tsunami exercise starts this week https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/national-tsunami-exercise-starts-week

In Louisiana, the Political Mess May Outlast the Flood http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/08/louisiana-flooding-baton-rouge-poiltics-214193

NFPA 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs Handbook, 2016 Edition http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards?mode=code&code=1600

Disaster management, crowdsourced R&D and probabilistic innovation theory: Toward real time disaster response capability http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420915300698

The return to Fort McMurray: residents rebuild lives in city scarred by wildfire https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/30/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-rebuilding-aftermath?CMP=share_btn_tw

Hindcasts of Integrated Kinetic Energy in Atlantic Tropical Cyclones: A Neural Network Prediction Scheme http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/MWR-D-16-0030.1

During the Louisiana floods, crowdsourcing has been combined with official data to resolve a large-scale emergency situation https://gcn.com/articles/2016/08/29/crowdsourcing-louisiana-flood-response.aspx

Indonesia: Turning to unity for rebuilding communities after natural disasters http://blogs.worldbank.org/eastasiapacific/indonesia-turning-unity-rebuilding-communities-after-natural-disasters

11 years after Katrina, FEMA has learned from its failures http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/08/11_years_after_katrina_fema_ha.html

Health Care Access and Utilization after the 2010 Pakistan Floods http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=10491893&fileId=S1049023X16000716

Lost time in Amatrice http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/lost-time-in-amatrice-the-past-and-present-of-italys-earthquakes

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Mobility Disabilities http://www.brainline.org/content/2009/06/disaster-readiness-tips-for-people-with-mobility-disabilities_pageall.html

Understanding and unlocking transformative learning as a method for enabling behaviour change for adaptation and resilience to disaster threats http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300681

Disaster communication ecology and community resilience perceptions following the 2013 central Illinois tornadoes http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300267

Deadly Italian quake highlights continuing struggle to communicate risk http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/italys-earthquake-trial-casts-long-shadow-over-risk-communication

How much of the US is susceptible to sinkholes? https://www.usgs.gov/news/hazard-guess-riskiest-science-quiz-you-will-ever-take-3

Community education critical in building coastal disaster resilience https://eos.org/opinions/collaboration-to-enhance-coastal-resilience

National Preparedness Month http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/npm/index.htm?platform=hootsuite

Antarctic computer game aims to further research understanding https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/antarctic-computer-game-aims-further-research-understanding

FEMA Honors Achievements in Community Preparedness http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2016/08/24/fema-honors-achievements-community-preparedness

Rarangi residents take charge with tsunami evacuation plan in Marlborough http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/83793116/Rarangi-residents-take-charge-with-tsunami-evacuation-plan-in-Marlborough

The Great Fire of London: Tomorrow marks 350 years since the devastating blaze http://www.express.co.uk/news/history/706013/Great-Fire-of-London-Tomorrow-marks-350-years-devastating-blaze

How are WE Doing? A Public Engagement Evaluation Platform http://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/davenport-institute/evaluating-engagement/

Social media and emergency management

Facebook data suggests people from higher social class have fewer international friends https://www.psypost.org/2015/09/facebook-data-suggests-people-from-higher-social-class-have-fewer-international-friends-37475

Using psychological triggers to write on social media http://blog.heyo.com/use-psychological-triggers-writing-social-media/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=google_plus&utm_source=socialnetwork

Book Review: Social Media for Academics http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/18803?utm_content=buffer262d9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Google knows all https://www.ft.com/content/50bb4830-6a4c-11e6-ae5b-a7cc5dd5a28c?siteedition=intl

Snapchat should not be discounted in political debate and emergencies http://www.socialmediatoday.com/special-columns/social-advocacy-and-politics-snapshot-across-bow

National Hurricane Center on Twitter http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/twitter.php

Don’t count on technology to save you in a disaster – researchers http://in.reuters.com/article/disaster-risks-infrastructure-technology-idINKCN1100S8

What 1 USAR team learned from using social media in La. Flooding http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/121173018-What-1-USAR-team-learned-from-using-social-media-in-La-flooding/

Social media may work for recovery, but not yet for emergency response https://gcn.com/articles/2016/08/25/social-media-911.aspx

Psychology and disasters

Resilient communities? Experiences of risk and resilience in a time of austerity http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301169

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

Universal or context-specific social vulnerability drivers – understanding flood preparedness in southern Poland http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301182

Older adults’ disaster lifecycle experience of the 2011 and 2013 Queensland floods http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091630111X

Modeling decision and game theory based pedestrian velocity vector decisions with interacting individuals https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299646150_Modeling_decision_and_game_theory_based_pedestrian_velocity_vector_decisions_with_interacting_individuals?homeFeedVariantCode=d_EU

High school students’ perceptions of earthquake disaster: A comparative study of Lebanon and Turkey http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300358

Video-based analysis of school students’ emergency evacuation behavior in earthquakes http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300371

Communities need to prepare emotionally before bushfire to enable good decision-making: expert http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-31/communities-need-to-prepare-emotionally-before-bushfire/7802230

Emergency Dispatchers Share Emotional Tales From The Trenches Using #IAm911 http://www.scarymommy.com/911-dispatchers-share-work-stories-iam911/

Vicarious Trauma: How Much More Can We Take? http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2016/08/30/vicarious-trauma-how-much-more-can-we-take/

Social capital and disasters

Social capital and efficiency of earthquake waste management in Japan http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420915301072

“We are more scared of the power elites than the floods”: Adaptive capacity and resilience of wetland community to flash flood disasters in Bangladesh http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301145

Social capital for disaster risk reduction and management with empirical evidences from Sundarbans of India http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301777

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Today in disaster resilience (27 July 2016)

 

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

Current emergencies/disasters

The Sand Fire in Santa Clarita Offers Omens of a Fiery Future https://psmag.com/the-sand-fire-in-santa-clarita-offers-omens-of-a-fiery-future-e142811ed90e#.i4dji2y6y

Floods kill at least 154 across China, leave over 100 missing https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/07/23/floods-kill-at-least-154-across-china-leave-over-100-missing.html

Soberanes Fire, California http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=88440&src=twitter-nh

Flood situation worsens in Arunachal; one killed in Assam http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/flood-situation-worsens-in-arunachal-one-killed-in-assam-2933452/

Massive wildfire rages on Greek island of Chios https://www.rt.com/in-motion/353390-wildfires-greek-island-chios/

Spain calls in army as wildfire reaches nature reserve http://phys.org/news/2016-07-spain-army-wildfire-nature-reserve.html

Man Died Trying To Rescue Dog From Raging Sand Fire, Neighbor Says http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/07/25/man-died-trying-to-rescue-dog-from-raging-sand-fire-neighbor-says/

Wildfire Near Carmel Grows to Nearly 15,000 Acres, 20 Homes Burned http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Wildfire-near-Carmel-grows-to-nearly-15000-acres-20-homes-burned.html?utm_content=bufferc2ced&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Nearly 1,570,571 people are affected by floods in 19 districts of Assam http://reliefweb.int/report/india/assam-state-disaster-management-authority-flood-report-flood-situatoin-today-ie-26th

Severe flooding continues in China, nearly 300 dead or missing since July 18 http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2016/07/25/severe-flooding-continues-in-china-nearly-300-dead-or-missing-since-july-18/

Disaster risk reduction

2nd RISC-KIT “Summer” School: Disaster Risk Reduction for Coastal Areas http://www.preventionweb.net/events/view/49642?id=49642

GeoNet turns 15 – what have we learned about earthquakes in that time? http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/82329250/geonet-turns-15–what-have-we-learned-about-earthquakes-in-that-time

QUT-designed portable flood levee aimed at protecting low-lying towns goes into production http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-24/qut-designed-portable-flood-levee-goes-into-production/7641834

Why concrete + rain = flash floods https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/25/why-concrete-rain-flash-floods-weatherwatch

Project was touted as a tool to prevent floods but those claims have been watered down and new threats are eroding confidence – and riverbanks http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1991055/flood-doubts-sceptical-public-questions-three-gorges-dams-capacity-stop

Harmed by heat: Covering the health risks of extreme weather https://www.rjionline.org/stories/harmed-by-heat-covering-the-health-risks-of-extreme-weather

Vast wildfires are burning in remote Siberia, far from humans – here’s why we should care https://theconversation.com/vast-wildfires-are-burning-in-remote-siberia-far-from-humans-heres-why-we-should-care-62881

Ancient plumbing protects Forbidden City from Beijing floods http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36881021

Emergency management

MH370 Pilot Flew a Suicide Route on His Home Simulator Closely Matching Final Flight http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/mh370-pilot-flew-suicide-route-on-home-simulator.html?mid=twitter_nymag#

Hospital Disaster Preparedness as Measured by Functional Capacity: a Comparison between Iran and Sweden http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9030626&fileId=S1049023X13008807

Public demand answers for fatal delays in flood warning http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/996272.shtml

Guidebook for Evacuation of People with Disability https://accessibleexitsigns.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/evacuation-of-pwd-and-emergent-limitations-2nd-edn-by-lee-wilson.pdf

1st US System to Keep Drones Away From Wildfires Kicks Off http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/1st-us-system-drones-wildfires-kicks-off-40859188

Homes on edge of the wilderness complicate wildfire efforts http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2016-07-26/homes-on-edge-of-the-wilderness-complicate-wildfire-efforts

DJI adding geofences based on real-time wildfire data http://geoawesomeness.com/dji-adding-real-time-wildfire-data-to-its-geofences/

Less lead in New Orleans soils, children’s blood, 10 years after Katrina: study http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2016/07/lead_levels_dropped_in_no_chil.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Heat, the Floods, and the Danger of Underestimating How to Handle it http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2016/07/24/must-sees-need-reads-heat-hydration-storms-flood/

‘Game of Floods’: Marin Sea-Level Rise Game Wins Award http://patch.com/california/millvalley/game-floods-marin-sea-level-rise-game-wins-award

Gangotri and China: three fascinating new landslide videos http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/07/25/gangotri-1/

Fieldnotes from two cities in India: learning about social learning and climate uncertainty http://www.iied.org/fieldnotes-two-cities-india-learning-about-social-learning-climate-uncertainty

These Wildfire Photos Are Gorgeous and Terrifying at the Same Time http://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/wildfire-photos-gorgeous-terrifying-time/

Understanding Motivations for Citizen Science http://www.ukeof.org.uk/resources/citizen-science-resources/MotivationsforCSREPORTFINALMay2016.pdf

Augmented Reality Turns a Sandbox into a Geoscience Lesson https://eos.org/project-updates/augmented-reality-turns-a-sandbox-into-a-geoscience-lesson

Book – How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe’s Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia http://thenewpress.com/books/how-world-breaks

Social media and emergency management

Facebook, Twitter Help Sniff Out Suspected Olympic Terror Plot http://fortune.com/2016/07/24/facebook-twitter-help-arrest-olympic-terror-suspects/

Nearly 70% of all social media time is spent on smartphones http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/future-social-media-mobile-are-you-ready

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report http://www.slideshare.net/kleinerperkins/2016-internet-trends-report

China cracks down on real-time news reporting including social media http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-25/china-slaps-ban-on-internet-news-reporting-as-crackdown-tightens

Psychology and disasters

Managing stress isn’t ‘weakness,’ firefighters told http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/2016/07/20/managing-stress-isnt-weakness-firefighters-told/87313518/

Today in disaster resilience (6 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Taipei in the path of Super Typhoon Nepartak http://mashable.com/2016/07/05/typhoon-nepartak-category-5-taiwan/#7fQH.b.VM5qW

China – 7 Days of Flooding Leaves Over 100 Dead and 40 Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-yangtze-river-july-2016

India Floods – 80,000 Affected in Assam, Search for Missing Continues in Uttarakhand http://floodlist.com/asia/india-july-2016-floods-assam-uttarakhand-arunachal-Pradesh

Disaster risk reduction

Flood mitigation a potential growth industry in Norfolk http://www.globalpost.com/article/6779273/2016/06/28/one-us-city-reframing-sea-level-rise-opportunity

UK aerial photos now open data for flood studies https://data.gov.uk/data/search?publisher=environment-agency&q=vertical+aerial+photography

As deadly wildfires blaze, experts are calling on the state to emulate the South’s long tradition of prescribed burning http://www.citylab.com/weather/2016/07/california-wildfires-south-prescribed-burning/489539/?utm_source=SFTwitter

Huge lava peak on brink of erupting any minute now http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/686547/VOLCANO-ALERT-Huge-lava-peak-on-brink-of-erupting-any-minute-now

EU provides €6 million to make vulnerable cities resilient to disasters https://www.unisdr.org/archive/49451

Managing ecological risk in prescribed burning http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/managing-ecological-risk-in-prescribed-burning

Emergency management

Firefighting funding is a knotty issue http://www.abqjournal.com/802556/firefighting-funding-is-a-knotty-issue.html

How prepared are Ontario communities for flood? https://uwaterloo.ca/news/news/new-study-reveals-leadership-gap-flood-risk-preparedness

Fort McMurray wildfire now considered under control http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-now-considered-under-control-1.3664947

The Lake that Saved Charleston from Total Destruction http://appalachianmagazine.com/2016/07/03/the-lake-that-saved-charleston-from-total-destruction/

Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry Report released http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/waroona-bushfire-special-inquiry-report-released

Key Messages from the Knowledge Event Series: Lessons Learnt from the Paris Terrorist Attacks http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/key-messages-from-the-knowledge-event-series-lessons-learnt-from-the-paris-terrorist-attacks

Organisational responses to severe weather events requires ‘Effective Response Integration’ http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/organisational-responses-to-severe-weather-events-requires-effective-response-integration

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Conduct flood property surveys using Photo Survey http://solutions.arcgis.com/local-government/help/photo-survey/

Safety message videos for children, curriculum programs for school-based bushfire and disaster education http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/building-relationships-and-the-three-p’s-of-research-utilisation

AIDR Disaster Resilience Education program update https://www.aidr.org.au/news/

 

Today in disaster resilience (1 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Flood destroys houses, farmlands in Malammadori, Hadejia http://www.dailytrust.com.ng//news/environment/flood-destroys-houses-farmlands-in-malammadori-hadejia/153073.html?platform=hootsuite

Boy drowns in Mararaba flood http://www.dailytrust.com.ng//news/aso-chronicles/boy-drowns-in-mararaba-flood/153071.html?platform=hootsuite

Disaster risk reduction

Norfolk resilience strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/city/norfolk#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Perspectives on monitoring gradual change across the continuity of Landsat sensors using time-series data http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003442571630089X

Coexisting with Wildfire http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/coexisting-with-wildfire/1

Deadly wildfires spark debate about development http://www.ocregister.com/articles/fire-720885-california-wildfire.html

Emergency management

“If you look at all the fires in a year, 1 percent—the big ones—account for 30 percent of suppression costs” http://www.wired.com/2016/06/cash-strapped-forest-service-heading-epic-fire-season-ever/?utm_content=bufferbe2de&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Legislation to reform New Zealand’s fire services https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/legislation-reform-new-zealand%E2%80%99s-fire-services#.V3WSRF4B2Co.twitter

FEMA Warns of Disaster-Related Fraud http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/FEMA-warns-of-disaster-related-fraud.html?utm_content=buffer4ee35&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

European storm and flood report http://map.eustorm.com/

Pledge to use farmer knowledge in Cumbria Flood Action Plan http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2016/06/30/pledge-use-farmer-knowledge-cumbria-flood-action-plan-encouraging-says-nfu/

Flash floods in Kent prompt call for more wardens to help react quickly in event of a crisis http://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/flash_floods_in_kent_prompt_call_for_more_wardens_to_help_react_quickly_in_event_of_a_crisis_1_4598363

How Palm Springs Became an Earthquake Warning Pioneer http://www.ioti.com/smart-cities/how-palm-springs-became-earthquake-warning-pioneer

Inside Flooded Richwood, West Virginia: How the Devastated Small Town is Rebuilding http://abcnews.go.com/US/inside-flooded-richwood-west-virginia-devastated-small-town/story?id=40186248

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Planning, preparation serve as best defense against flooding https://www.army.mil/article/169775

Social media and emergency management

The value of hyperlocal channels during incidents http://wowsignal.co.uk/twitter/the-value-of-hyperlocal-channels-during-incidents/

 

Today in disaster resilience (30 June 2016)

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

Disaster risk reduction

Faster response times needed to combat cyber threat http://www.thebci.org/index.php/about/news-room#/news/faster-response-times-needed-to-combat-cyber-threat-171949

West Virginia flood was ‘one in a thousand year event’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/06/27/w-va-flood-was-one-in-a-1000-year-event-weather-service-says-more-heavy-rain-forecast/?postshare=801467133557344&tid=ss_tw

Research to aid volcanic warning for Auckland http://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/research-to-aid-volcanic-warning-for-auckland

Identify the “who” in risk mitigation http://www.csoonline.com/article/3089413/data-protection/identify-the-who-in-risk-mitigation.html

U.S. Needs Smarter Disaster Planning http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-needs-smarter-disaster-planning/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_ENGYSUS_NEWS

Emergency management

Supporting Indigenous fire management http://hunter.lls.nsw.gov.au/resource-hub/newsletters/newsletter-articles-2016/supporting-indigenous-fire-management

Taking the long view on disasters https://www.charities.org/news/blog/why-donors-should-take-long-view

When Will Fire Fighting Become ‘Just Another Day at the Office’? http://uniformstories.com/fire/opinion/just-another-day-at-the-office

Disaster education, communications and engagement

These thought-provoking and hauntingly beautiful winning images tackle a range of environmental and social issues http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160629-environmental-photographer-of-the-year-winners-announced

Making North America geology videos http://www.pbs.org/video/2365598165/

Saskatchewan releases emergency alert app http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskalert-app-emergency-1.3654506

Psychology and disasters

PTSD Isn’t A Symptom Of Weakness, It’s A Sign Of Humanity http://uniformstories.com/ems/stories/ptsd-isn-t-a-symptom-of-weakness-it-s-a-sign-of-humanity