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

 

Today in disaster resilience (5 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Series of bombings sweep Saudi Arabia http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/07/04/wave-bombings-sweep-saudi-arabia/86674710/

Disaster risk reduction

New research from IRM has revealed that almost two-thirds of companies don’t know the value of critical assets being targeted by hackers http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/majority-of-orgs-dont-know-value/

Flooding: the problem that will not go away https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/jul/04/flooding-problem-not-go-away-weatherwatch

UN hails ambitious Canada-Mexico-US partnership to fight climate change, reduce disaster risk http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54397#.V3rlUdJ97IV

Arizona is in the line of wildfire, new study shows http://tucson.com/news/state-and-regional/arizona-is-in-the-line-of-wildfire-new-study-shows/article_0e5b0542-7327-5e77-aee8-5080e1f8443b.html

Emergency management

California budget includes $10 million for earthquake early warning system http://www.dailycal.org/2016/07/04/california-budget-includes-10-million-for-earthquake-early-warning-system/

Canada’s Earthquake Monitoring Network http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/stndon/blog-en.php

Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction to share Fort McMurray research in July 12 webinar http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/institute-catastrophic-loss-reduction-share-fort-mcmurray-research-july-12-webinar-1004095758/

Social media and emergency management

Belonging to an online community can inspire change http://www.socialconnectedness.org/does-belonging-to-an-online-community-inspire-change/

23 Surprising Social Media Stats You Should Know In 2016 https://blog.thesocialms.com/23-surprising-social-media-stats-know-2016/

Google to provide searchers with instant access to the size of the earthquake and a map of where it struck http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=010000K6YRXA

 

Today in disaster resilience (3 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

France floods: Louvre to close as Seine rises further http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36432429?utm_content=bufferff520&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Germany – Deadly Floods Hit Bavaria http://floodlist.com/europe/germany-deadly-floods-hit-bavaria-june-2016

Thousands evacuated, two dead, as France declares flood emergency http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-weather-idUSKCN0YO0XI

Tropical Threat to Florida Next Week; Floods Persist in Texas, Europe https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/tropical-threat-to-florida-next-week-floods-persist-in-texas-Europe

Disaster risk reduction

The cost of action and the price of inaction https://www.devex.com/news/the-cost-of-action-and-the-price-of-inaction-88232

A New View of the Plate Dynamics Behind Earthquakes in Ecuador https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-new-view-of-the-plate-dynamics-behind-earthquakes-in-ecuador

The Rise of Resilience Planning http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/the-rise-of-resilience-planning#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMid1PWI%3D/

Canada lagging on severe weather disaster mitigation http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/canada-lagging-on-severe-weather-disaster-mitigation-report/68468

Burning The Forest For The Trees http://wwno.org/post/burning-forest-trees

Emergency management

Corporate giants pour money into emergency response and research http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/The-Bottom-Line.html?utm_content=buffer8ff88&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

New Long-Term Support for Displaced Populations in Africa http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/05/31/new-long-term-support-for-displaced-populations-in-africa?cid=CCG_TT_Cities_EN_EXT

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Cascadia Rising 2016 exercise includes the at-risk communities http://www.fema.gov/cascadia-rising-2016

A new Android cell phone app called iSeeFlood encourages the public to file timely reports when they see flooding of varying severity on the streets

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-civil-app-conditions.html

Psychology and disasters

Farmers facing tough times six months after disaster http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-28/pinery-bushfire3a-six-months-on/7455218

10 things highly resilient people have in common (backed by research) https://www.ideapod.com/idea/10-things-highly-resilient-people-have-in-common-backed-by-research/57202e71de1b161b330b78dc?utm_content=buffer113ae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Social Capital and Disasters

Alienation Is Killing Americans and Japanese http://nautil.us/blog/alienation-is-killing-americans-and-japanese

Social capital has bigger impacts on preparedness, response and recovery than governments http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/10/28/344979.htm?platform=hootsuite

Today in disaster resilience (2 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Fort McMurray fire: First residents return home http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36422137?ocid=socialflow_twitter

The latest system has brought historic flooding to parts of central and southeast Texas http://wxshift.com/news/record-flooding-continues-to-mess-with-texas?utm_content=buffer2b523&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Paris flooding: River Seine bursts its banks as France prepares to host Euro 2016 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/paris-flooded-by-the-overflowing-seine-as-france-prepares-to-host-euro-2016-a7059556.html

Flash flood hits Kulaora, 20,000 left marooned http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2016/may/31/flash-flood-hits-kulaora-20000-left-marooned

Disaster risk reduction

Alberta wildfire underlines need for national talks on disaster mitigation http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/alberta-wildfire-underlines-need-national-talks-disaster-mitigation-1004092341/

Slowing of landslide flows reflects California’s drying climate http://phys.org/news/2016-06-landslide-california-climate.html

Who pays when homes flood? https://www.academia.edu/7433189/Who_pays_when_homes_flood

Resilient Melbourne Strategy http://resilientmelbourne.com.au/

This hurricane season, scientists bring wave action into the picture https://www.usgs.gov/news/hurricane-season-scientists-bring-wave-action-picture

Rwanda missing 15 years of weather data http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/05/30/478896860/turns-out-you-do-need-a-weatherman-to-know-which-way-the-wind-blew

This week the famed Momotombo volcano in Nicaragua put on a show in its first known eruption in 110 years http://abc7ny.com/1109422/

African wildfires may become larger and more intense as more people move to cities, a study has found http://allafrica.com/stories/201605311120.html

UNOSAT flood portal, a dedicated, free-to-use repository where anyone can easily find and download satellite-derived flood data http://www.unitar.org/maximizing-our-impact-through-data-sharing-unosat-flood-portal-1

Indian PM releases National Disaster Management Plan http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=145840

BMC proposes ways to manage floods; flood control not included, say activists http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/bmc-proposes-ways-to-manage-floods-flood-control-not-included-say-activists-2828151/

Emergency management

Going local in aid will help build disaster resilience http://news.trust.org/item/20160527141902-fmi6s/

Johnson County Using Drones to Stay Ahead of Flooding http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Johnson-Co_-phoner–11a_Dallas-Fort-Worth-381534031.html

FEMA’s New ‘Disaster Deductible’ Shifts Responsibility to States http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/FEMAs-new-disaster-deductible-shifts-responsibility-to-states.html

Satellite imagery and communication are powerful aids in confronting humanitarian and environmental issues http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/space-technology-can-help-sustain-earth/

Niger delta oil spill clean-up launched – but could take quarter of a century http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jun/02/niger-delta-oil-spill-clean-up-launched-ogoniland-communities-1bn?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Disaster education, communications and engagement

‘Fire adaptive communities’ live compatibly with wildfire https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160601132323.htm

Climate actions to change our world http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/2016/climate-actions/en/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social+media&utm_campaign=faoforestry

This course looks at the science behind the Zika outbreak http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/freeonlinecourses/zika/

Today in disaster resilience (1 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Zika virus has infected 18 people in Virginia, state reports https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/zika-virus-has-infected-18-people-in-virginia-state-reports/2016/05/31/b1e9c064-273f-11e6-ae4a-3cdd5fe74204_story.html

Panic as three earthquakes strike Umbria http://www.thelocal.it/20160531/strong-earthquake-strikes-umbria

Brazos River rises to record level and floods area southwest of Houston on Memorial Day http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-news-7953527.php?t=39fd8525cd438d9cbb&cmpid=twitter-premium&utm_content=buffer0f52b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Germany – Floods in South Leave 3 Dead http://floodlist.com/europe/germany-floods-baden-wurttemberg-may-2016

Haiti Floods – 3,000 Houses Damaged in Ouest Department http://floodlist.com/america/haiti-floods-ouest-department-may-2016

Brazil Floods and Landslides – 1 Dead, 3 Missing in Recife After 235 mm of Rain in 12 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-landslide-recife-pernambuco-may-2016

Disaster risk reduction

Scientists are using drones to help predict coastal erosion https://theconversation.com/scientists-are-using-drones-to-help-predict-coastal-erosion-60135

Recreating Forests of the Past Isn’t Enough to Fix Our Wildfire Problems http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-conversation-us/recreating-forests-of-the_b_10166298.html

The science and practice of urban planning in slums https://ugecviewpoints.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/the-science-and-practice-of-urban-planning-in-slums/

On the Bárðarbunga earthquakes http://en.vedur.is/about-imo/news/on-the-bardarbunga-earthquakes

Storm Desmond ‘overwhelmed Cockermouth flood defences’ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-36420312

Hurricane Center to Launch Maps That will Predict Storm Surge, After Successful Tests on Outer Banks http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Hurricane-Center-to-launch-maps-that-will-predict-storm-surge-after-successful-tests-on-Outer-Banks.html?utm_content=buffer071fe&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A counterfactual analysis of cat modelling https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/counterfactual-analysis-cat-modelling-iain-willis

Dealing With Sinking Cities and a Risky Future http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-roome/dealing-with-sinking-citi_b_10164264.html

As Disaster Risks Rise, 20 Nations Get Help to Prepare http://www.climatecentral.org/news/disaster-risks-rise-vulnerable-nations-get-help-20385?utm_content=buffer3bceb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How Drought Exacerbates Gender Inequality in India https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/of-women-and-water-how-drought-exacerbates-gender-inequality-in-india

Review of existing modelling software, mapping techniques and data to establish how they could be used to assess a wide range of catchment processes to help develop flood and coastal erosion risk management projects that ‘work with natural processes’ to reduce flood risk http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/en/Default/FCRM/Project.aspx?ProjectID=36C34C54-B1F8-4849-B5E0-CDD38A95BE32&PageId=a0fe6dfc-506a-452c-9bff-a7ec06b4e6b0

The Multi-Coloured Manual data and handbook for flood risk appraisals are now available online http://www.mcm-online.co.uk/

Land use planning to reduce wildfire risk: lessons from five western cities http://headwaterseconomics.org/wphw/wp-content/uploads/Planning_Lessons_Full_Report_Web.pdf

Case studies of community resilience policy http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/gcr/2016/NIST.GCR.16-002.pdf

Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis http://www.fao.org/3/a-i5665e.pdf

Iraq: Impact of flood by possible failure of the Mosul dam http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/48978

Emergency management

South Carolina Insurance Head Talks Lessons Learned After Historic Floods http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2016/05/31/410208.htm?utm_content=buffer0afa8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Refugee and migrant crisis https://www.oxfam.org/en/emergencies/refugee-and-migrant-crisis?utm_source=oxf.am&utm_medium=ZsXe&utm_content=redirect

Residents Return to Fort McMurray http://www.firefighternation.com/article/news-2/residents-return-fort-mcmurray

US National Preparedness Report 2016 http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1464697982833-6a649516858e91ad00acee92eb2b3654/2016NPR_508c_052716_1600.pdf

New warning coincides with report from Amnesty International critical of Shell, a militant target http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Industry/2016/05/31/Things-will-get-bloody-Nigerian-militant-group-says/5181464695611/?spt=su&or=btn_tw

EarthView–Landsat 8 Imagery Reveals Heavy Flooding in Sri Lanka https://www.usgs.gov/news/earthview-landsat-8-imagery-reveals-heavy-flooding-sri-lanka

Houston, We Have a Solution! https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/houston-we-have-a-solution-the-birth-of-a-new-generation-of-flood-warning-systems

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

A flood cost estimate for the winter UK 2013/2014 floods http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/en/Default/FCRM/Project.aspx?ProjectID=551D2DBD-0911-4612-9FF2-86CDB615F7ED&PageId=a0fe6dfc-506a-452c-9bff-a7ec06b4e6b0

The research focuses on the role of spontaneous volunteers in flood situations who directly support the emergency responders http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/en/Default/FCRM/Project.aspx?ProjectID=F7C7E6CC-4F7E-4729-9890-1DC4348B7F45&PageId=a0fe6dfc-506a-452c-9bff-a7ec06b4e6b0

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Storm Chasers, Stay Home http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/05/storm_chasing_is_dangerously_crowding_rural_roads.html

Top 10 Google Maps games of all times http://geoawesomeness.com/10-top-google-maps-games-of-all-times/

Evidence, perceptions and approaches for helping communities to understand, believe and engage with flood risk http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/en/Default/FCRM/Project.aspx?ProjectID=61AEFF60-F909-49FA-B39A-D09476AA82C6&PageId=a0fe6dfc-506a-452c-9bff-a7ec06b4e6b0

Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Evaluation http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&ProjectID=18744&FromSearch=Y&Publisher=1&SearchText=FD2664&SortString=ProjectCode&SortOrder=Asc&Paging=10#Description

Public Flood Survey 2013 to 2014 http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/Libraries/FCERM_Project_Documents/Public_flood_survey_report_-_2013_to_2014.sflb.ashx

Today in disaster resilience (30 May 2016)

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Current emergencies/disasters

Tropical Storm Bonnie – Memorial Day Storm http://adjustersinternational.com/news/tropical-storm-bonnie/

At least 6 dead, 2 missing after floods in Texas, Kansas http://www.kswo.com/story/32090525/5-dead-at-least-2-missing-after-floods-in-texas-kansas

2 more bodies found in Texas after torrential rain, floods http://bigstory.ap.org/article/9f2ffda3ce8a402db5721ad815391145/texas-braces-possibly-more-rain-after-flooding-kills-1

Disaster risk reduction

Predicting the spread of Zika virus https://www.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/blog/34506/

Welcome to the Pyrocene http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2016/05/the_fort_mcmurray_fire_climate_change_and_our_fossil_fuel_powered_society.html

Patterns and Limitations of Urban Human Mobility Resilience under the Influence of Multiple Types of Natural Disaster http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147299

Why do people still live next to an active volcano? https://theconversation.com/why-do-people-still-live-next-to-an-active-volcano-59947

In Texas’ Flash Flood Alley, problems extend beyond terrain http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/in-texas-flash-flood-alley-problems-extend-beyond-/nrWYd/

Emergency management

B.C. wildfires, some suspected arson, burn firefighting budget fast http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-wild-fire-budget-spring-fires-fort-mcmurray-1.3605619

Flood recovery in Cumbria six months after Desmond unleashed his wrath http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2016/05/26/flood-recovery-cumbria-six-months-desmond-unleashed-wrath/

The App That’s Creating an Earthquake Early-warning Network http://now.howstuffworks.com/2016/05/25/myshake-app-earthquake-warning-system?rss=true&utm_campaign=sf&hsw=twitter&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Ecuador President Raises Taxes After Devastating Earthquake http://thepublicslate.com/2016/05/ecuador-president-raises-taxes-after-devastating-earthquake/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Elderly and Disaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q47yzouXK8&feature=youtu.be

Social Media and Emergencies

Two-thirds of Facebook users (66%) get news on the site, nearly six-in-ten Twitter users (59%) get news on Twitter http://www.journalism.org/2016/05/26/news-use-across-social-media-platforms-2016/

Facebook is rolling out new feature that’ll show you the collective responses to a Live video on a graph http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/facebook-announces-new-response-graph-live-content

Psychology and disasters

Farmers facing tough times six months after disaster http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-28/pinery-bushfire3a-six-months-on/7455218

Today in disaster resilience (27 May 2016)

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Disaster risk reduction

New Houston Flood Czar Wants Everyone to Remember the Storm https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/houston-flooding-flood-czar

How Federal Flood Maps Ignore the Risks Of Climate Change http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/how-federal-flood-maps-ignore-the-risks-of-climate-change/?utm_content=buffer830ff&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

World Humanitarian Summit Wraps Up as Heat, Drought and State Fragility Plague South Asia https://climateandsecurity.org/2016/05/24/world-humanitarian-summit-wraps-up-as-heat-drought-and-state-fragility-plague-south-asia/

Italy – Millions at Risk of Floods and Landslides as Mitigation Projects Delayed http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-millions-risk-floods-landslides-mitigation-projects-delayed

UK winter floods to cost insurers $2 billion in pay-outs http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-floods-insurance-idUSKCN0YG0MG

Perceived and projected flood risk and adaptation in coastal Southeast Queensland, Australia http://gci.uq.edu.au/coastal-property-owners-recognise-flooding-risk

“Flood resilience is not only about building dams and drains. It can be smaller solutions at the community level.” https://www.devex.com/news/innovative-visions-a-look-through-the-waterwindow-88165

Emergency management

How Joplin Tornadoes Inspired Two Entrepreneurs http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/-How-Joplin-tornadoes-inspired-two-entrepreneurs.html?utm_content=buffer0c7da&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Flood victims sue city of Houston http://www.click2houston.com/news/flood-victims-sue-city-of-Houston

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Portland schools ditch textbooks that question climate change https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/24/portland-schools-ditch-textbooks-that-question-climate-change

Identify heat risk and actions https://toolkit.climate.gov/topics/human-health/extreme-heat%E2%80%94nihhis/nihhis-quick-start-guide

Coastal property owners recognise flooding risk, but there is little public willingness to adapt http://gci.uq.edu.au/coastal-property-owners-recognise-flooding-risk

Social Media and Emergencies

Twitter says usernames and images will no longer count against 140-character limit http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/24/11755416/twitter-removes-140-characters-limit-photos-usernames

 

Today in disaster resilience (26 May 2016)

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Current emergencies/disasters

Fort McMurray wildfire: ‘We expect weeks, if not months, fighting this fire’ http://globalnews.ca/news/2718970/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-we-expect-weeks-if-not-months-fighting-this-fire/?platform=hootsuite

Russia Wildfire Is Size of Vermont and Delaware http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-wildfire-size-vermont-delaware-greenpeace-says-n579311

Wild weather in central US https://weather.com/storms/severe/news/severe-storms-plains-midwest

India – 2 Dead in Manipur Floods, Several Rivers Overflowing After Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/asia/india-2-dead-manipur-floods-several-rivers-overflowing-heavy-rain

Sri Lanka rain death toll hits 101 as waters recede http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/sri-lanka-rain-death-toll/2814012.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

El Niño is over, but has left its mark across the world https://theconversation.com/el-nino-is-over-but-has-left-its-mark-across-the-world-59823

2016 Indian Heatwave: May smashes heat records in India http://www.skymetweather.com/content/weather-news-and-analysis/may-temperature-breaks-all-time-weather-record/

Disaster risk reduction

100 Resilient Cities announces hundredth member, but ‘work is only just beginning’ http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/may/25/rockefeller-100-resilient-cities-washington-lagos-manchester-belfast?utm_content=buffer93060&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

UN and businesses team up to prevent and respond to crises http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/48962

 

How Zika Spiraled Out of Control http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-zika-spiraled-out-of-control1/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

Emergency management

New team trying to stop another year of massive Indonesian wildfires http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/48981

The 2011 Thai floods: An urban political ecology analysis https://ugecviewpoints.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/the-2011-thai-floods-an-urban-political-ecology-analysis/

Implementing Sendai to reduce humanitarian burden http://reliefweb.int/report/world/implementing-sendai-reduce-humanitarian-burden

Most comprehensive report globally on Australian flood fatalities http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-2735

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Five Questions to Ask About Flood Insurance http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/five-questions-to-ask-about-flood-insurance/

Using art to catch people’s attention about wildfire messages http://fireadaptednetwork.org/a-different-approach-to-our-wildfire-message/

NASA’s Earth Minute: Sea level rise https://sealevel.nasa.gov/resources/72

Thirty Million Film http://thirtymillionfilm.org/

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created w/ Computer Animation. http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/watch-the-destruction-of-pompeii-by-mount-vesuvius-re-created-with-computer-animation-79-ad.html

This app lets rescue workers send offline alerts when disaster strikes

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/19/11711686/firechat-alerts-app-natural-disaster-mesh-network

Social Media and Emergencies

Using social media for emergency management in rural areas https://www.shawngossman.com/social-media-emergency-management-rural/

Social Networks: Interpersonal ties matter https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/social-networks-interpersonal-ties-matter-eric-kant

With social media, “we could have saved more lives” – Sri Lankan floods and landslides http://news.trust.org/item/20160525093734-sr76y/?source=fiOtherNews2

Social Capital and Disasters

Small town’s motto after flood became #WimberleyStrong http://www.ksat.com/news/wimberely-historic-flood-blanco-river-town-rebuilding-memorial-day

Today in disaster resilience (25 May 2016)

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Current emergencies/disasters

No, we’re not in more volcanically active times & no, there aren’t outside forces causing eruptions http://www.wired.com/2016/05/please-dont-blame-mars-weeks-explosive-volcanic-eruptions/

Indonesia – Five People Killed, One Missing in Floods in West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-five-people-killed-one-missing-floods-west-java

Yemen – Heavy Rain Triggers Landslide in Taiz Leaving 20 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/yemen-landslide-taiz-20-dead-may-2016

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Tuvalu PM urges new legal framework for climate migrants http://news.trust.org/item/20160524214907-vpsyi/

Largest U.S. Water Reservoir Shrinks to Record Low Amid Major Drought http://time.com/4344983/lake-mead-water-reservoir-drought/?xid=time_socialflow_twitter

From rape to disasters, climate change a threat to women: funders http://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-women-finance-idUSKCN0YB1V5

The Vanishing Islands Of India’s Sundarbans http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/05/23/478393443/the-vanishing-islands-of-indias-sundarbans?platform=hootsuite

Earliest Snowmelt on Record Observed in Arctic https://www.wunderground.com/news/arctic-circle-earliest-snowmelt-ever#prclt-3jeiiT2P

Disaster risk reduction

Mitigation Funding in the FEMA Public Assistance Program http://adjustersinternational.com/publications/disaster-recovery-today/mitigation-funding-in-the-fema-public-assistance-program/1/

Emerging Environmental Issues in Frontiers Report http://sd.iisd.org/news/unep-identifies-emerging-environmental-issues-in-frontiers-report

Global wildfire: Misconceptions about trends and impacts revealed in new research https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160524144921.htm?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Global trends in wildfire and its impacts: perceptions versus realities in a changing world http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/371/1696/20150345

Hazard Mitigation: Expecting the Unexpected http://blog.preservationleadershipforum.org/2016/05/12/hazard-mitigation-expecting-unexpected/#.V0TcADV97IX

The Zika Virus Spread Is Our Own Fault, WHO Chief Says http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/zika-virus-basically-our-fault-who-chief-says-n578796

Flood Insurance: Why Don’t People Buy It? http://www.ppic.org/main/blog_detail.asp?i=2006

Corps launches study of Souris River Valley flood protection http://gazette.com/corps-launches-study-of-souris-river-valley-flood-protection/article/feed/346940

Emergency management

Pacific Disaster Center Uses Esri Platform to Track Spread of Zika Virus http://blog.executivebiz.com/2016/05/pacific-disaster-center-uses-esri-platform-to-track-spread-of-zika-virus/

Five ways we could do disaster relief better http://www.theage.com.au/comment/five-ways-we-could-do-disaster-relief-better-20160519-goz2p0.html

10 Ways to Improve Our Response to Humanitarian Crises http://disasterphilanthropy.org/blogs/10-ways-to-improve-response/

Column: Atlantic hurricane season could be more active than normal http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-season-atlantic-idUSKCN0YF12F

Today in disaster resilience (24 May 2016)

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Current emergencies/disasters

Sri Lanka Floods – Over 90 Dead, 500 Homes Destroyed http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-death-toll-may-2016-floods-landslides

Somalia – Thousands Displaced as Shabelle River Overflows http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-may-2016-shabelle-river-overflow-beledweyne

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

World could warm by massive 10C if all fossil fuels are burned http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/23/world-could-warm-by-massive-10c-if-all-fossil-fuels-are-burned?CMP=share_btn_tw

The climate response to five trillion tonnes of carbon

http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate3036.html

Future Arctic Temperature Change resulting from a Range of Aerosol Emissions Scenarios http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016EF000361/pdf

Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/shortlived/meetings/04112016/proposedstrategy.pdf

Abrupt Atlantic Ocean Changes May Have Been Natural http://www.climatecentral.org/news/atlantic-ocean-changes-may-have-been-natural-20367?utm_content=bufferd3b4a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Recent slowing of Atlantic overturning circulation as a recovery from earlier strengthening http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2715.html

Staying on Track from Paris http://www.wri.org/publication/staying-track-paris

Poorest countries experience earlier anthropogenic emergence of daily temperature extremes http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/055007

Slowdown of the Gulf Stream System or AMOC (Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation) http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2016/05/amoc-slowdown-connecting-the-dots/?wpmp_tp=1

Disaster risk reduction

Global Report on Internal Displacement http://www.internal-displacement.org/globalreport2016/?platform=hootsuite

UEA landslide research could help save lives https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/uea-landslide-research-could-help-save-lives

Wildfires in West have gotten bigger, more frequent and longer since the 1980s https://theconversation.com/wildfires-in-west-have-gotten-bigger-more-frequent-and-longer-since-the-1980s-42993

Past and Projected Changes in Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Exposure https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/evaluating-tropical-cyclone-exposure-and-vulnerability

Power cuts caused by flooding ‘major danger’ to British lives, engineers warn http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/11/power-cuts-caused-by-flooding-major-danger-to-british-lives-engineers-warn

Myanmar Seeks to Break Vicious Circle of Flood and Drought http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/05/myanmar-seeks-to-break-vicious-circle-of-flood-and-drought/

Emergency management

Tornado Sirens, an Old Technology, Still Play a Vital Role http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/us/tornado-sirens-an-old-technology-still-play-a-vital-role.html?_r=0

In a humanitarian crisis, sharing data can save lives https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/05/in-a-humanitarian-crisis-sharing-data-can-save-lives/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Transformation Often Begins With a Single Conversation https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/transformation-often-begins-with-single-conversation/?utm_source=Social%20Media&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=RF%20Blog

The Ten Deadliest Natural Disasters in US History https://medium.com/homeland-security/the-ten-deadliest-natural-disasters-in-us-history-59bfaff2616a#.j2oozbk1n

Social Media and Emergencies

“Not So Black and White”: Discussions of Race on Twitter in the Aftermath of #Ferguson and the Shooting Death of Mike Brown https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299473001_Not_So_Black_and_White_Discussions_of_Race_on_Twitter_in_the_Aftermath_of_Ferguson_and_the_Shooting_Death_of_Mike_Brown

How quickly does news of terrorist attacks spread on Google http://time.com/4345276/terror-attacks-brussels-google-search/