Today in disaster resilience (16 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Earthquake near the western Turkey coast https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=597714#

Tropical Storm “Calvin” dumping heavy rain on Mexico, flash floods and mudslides expected https://watchers.news/2017/06/12/tropical-storm-calvin-mexico/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hong Kong shuts down overnight as Tropical Storm “Merbok” makes landfall https://watchers.news/2017/06/12/tropical-storm-merbok-hong-kong/

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Jun 2017: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63646/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-12-Jun-2017-Stromboli-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiv.html

Northern Manitoba rail line cut off after ‘catastrophic’ flood damage https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/northern-manitoba-rail-line-cut-off-after-catastrophic-flood-damage/article35279392/

Greece Declares Emergency After Earthquake Hits Lesbos https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/world/europe/greece-earthquake-lesbos.html?&_r=1

Arizona Has Most Wildfires Burning in the United States http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Arizona-Has-Most-Wildfires-Burning-in-the-United-States.html?utm_content=buffere922e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Heavy monsoon rains wash away over 350 houses, kill at least 10 people in Mizoram https://watchers.news/2017/06/13/mizoram-floods-june-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

At least 68 killed in Bangladesh landslides, death toll expected to rise https://watchers.news/2017/06/13/bangladesh-landslides-death-toll-rising/

Record snowmelt, raging rivers across America’s West claim 21 lives https://watchers.news/2017/06/13/record-snowmelt-raging-rivers-us-west/

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Jun 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63672/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Jun-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Duko.html

London fire: Twelve dead in Grenfell Tower blaze http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40280169

Nine children killed as houses collapse in rains in Niger http://punchng.com/nine-children-killed-as-houses-collapse-in-rains-in-niger/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Jun 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Ibu, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63686/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Jun-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukono-Sinabu.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Jun 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63698/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Jun-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabu.html

13 Killed In Northeast Deluge, Assam Issues Flood Alert http://www.nelive.in/north-east/news/13-killed-northeast-deluge-assam-issues-flood-alert

 

Disaster risk reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and evidence: A worrying trend http://www.evidenceaid.org/disaster-risk-reduction-drr-and-evidence-a-worrying-trend/

How to backup life on Earth ahead of any doomsday event https://theconversation.com/how-to-backup-life-on-earth-ahead-of-any-doomsday-event-79271?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Can Volcanic Gas Levels Predict an Eruption? https://eos.org/research-spotlights/can-volcanic-gas-levels-predict-an-eruption

Nowcasting may help forecast big earthquakes in 53 major cities https://www.newscientist.com/article/2132809-nowcasting-may-help-forecast-big-earthquakes-in-53-major-cities/

To better prepare for drought and flood, India needs an integrated system to map water, air, climate https://scroll.in/article/839387/to-better-prepare-for-drought-and-flood-india-needs-an-integrated-system-to-map-water-air-climate

Vietnamese DFAT Fellows Flood Management Plans https://www.uts.edu.au/about/faculty-engineering-and-information-technology/news/vietnamese-dfat-fellows-flood-management?adbsc=social_20170613_22787834&adbid=874471448034779136&adbpl=tw&adbpr=1429396230

Copernicus Masters 2017: Disaster Management Challenge http://www.copernicus-masters.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/CopernicusMasters_PressRelease_Astrosat.pdf

Latest models take guess work out of Grafton’s floods https://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/latest-models-take-guess-work-out-of-graftons-floo/3190153/#/0

What are the biggest obstacles to Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TztLcpjbF4&utm_content=buffer04427&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Draft West Gippsland Regional Floodplain Management Strategy http://www.wgcma.vic.gov.au/flood-advice/flood-studies/floodplainstrategy

Earthquakes and the Rainfall Cycle http://earthquakes.berkeley.edu/blog/2017/06/15/earthquakes-and-the-rainfall-cycle.html

Near fault observatories https://www.epos-ip.org/tcs/near-fault-observatories

Modern computing power may help mitigate future flood disasters https://phys.org/news/2017-06-modern-power-mitigate-future-disasters.html

‘A reckoning for our species’: the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/15/timothy-morton-anthropocene-philosopher?CMP=share_btn_tw

Why Fairness Matters in Reforming Flood and Health Insurance Programs http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/importance-fairness-reforming-flood-health-insurance-programs/

A new paradigm for flood management in California http://waterfdn.org/what-we-are-saying/a-new-paradigm/

As the floods come, who should pay the price for home mitigation? http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/flood/as-the-floods-come-who-should-pay-the-price-for-preparation-70479.aspx

 

Emergency management

Bankrupt, hungry and homeless: life after Madagascar’s cyclone https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/may/16/after-cyclone-enawo-madacasgar-village-forging-new-life-from-ruins

Prepare better today for tomorrow’s natural disasters – It’s possible http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/prepare-better-today-tomorrow-s-natural-disasters-it-s-possible

Winds of gender diversity blowing through Victoria’s fire services http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/winds-of-gender-diversity-blowing-through-victorias-fire-services-20170610-gwoon8.html

Fire danger forecast service for Europe http://effis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/static/effis_current_situation/public/index.html

Forecasters predict above normal wildfire danger in areas of the Southwestern United States and Hawaii https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2017/06/09/forecasters-predict-above-normal-wildfire-danger-in-areas-of-the-southwestern-united-states-and-hawaii#.WUBdvYMPKaM.twitter

Interior Department Enhances Program to Deter Drones from Wildfires https://unmanned-aerial.com/interior-department-enhances-program-deter-drones-wildfires

Georgia Gets Ready for Terrorism, Disasters With New GEMA Emergency Operations Center http://www.govtech.com/em/safety/Georgia-Gets-Ready-for-Terrorism-Disasters-With-New-GEMA-Emergency-Operations-Center.html?utm_term=Georgia%20Gets%20Ready%20for%20Terrorism%2C%20Disasters%20with%20New%20GEMA%20Emergency%20Operations%20Center&utm_campaign=Flood%20Victims%20File%20Claims%20Amid%20New%20Revelations&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

Preparing for the safe disposal of sandbags after flooding https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017TRAN0190-001239

Could more of Fort McMurray been saved? http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/staples-report-on-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-makes-explosive-criticism

An Emergency Management Framework for Canada – Third Edition https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/2017-mrgnc-mngmnt-frmwrk/index-en.aspx?platform=hootsuite

Guide to working with rumours in missions to prevent the loss of lives and alleviate suffering http://www.cdacnetwork.org/tools-and-resources/i/20170613105104-5v7pb

New Technology for First Responders Tested at the Gorge in Washington State http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Rescue-Tech-New-Technology-for-first-Responders-Tested-at-the-Gorge.html?utm_term=Rescue%20Tech%3A%20New%20Technology%20for%20First%20Responders%20Tested%20at%20the%20Gorge%20in%20Washington%20State&utm_campaign=Flood%20Victims%20File%20Claims%20Amid%20New%20Revelations&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On%20Software&utm_medium=email

Crisis mapping and crowdsourcing in flood management http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/APFM_Tool_26_e.pdf

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Supporting vulnerable girls to become resilient girls http://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/53594

Citizen seismology http://www.citizenseismology.eu/

Landslides in Art Part 29: a Victorian view of Black Ven http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/06/11/black-ven-art-1/

From science to action: Principles for undertaking environmental research that enables knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision-making http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030147971630696X

‘The age of the citizen is coming’ https://www.positive.news/2017/society/26310/the-age-of-the-citizen-is-coming/

The Dangers Of Hidden Jargon In Communicating Science http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/06/12/532554252/the-dangers-of-hidden-jargon-in-communicating-science?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=KQEDScience

 

Social media and emergency management

Facebook to Provide Data Maps to Help Agencies After Natural Disasters https://www.voanews.com/a/facebook-data-maps-natural-disasters/3890772.html

Should Facebook be reacting to a tragedy by sending push alerts? https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/14/facebooks-safety-check-is-a-stress-inducing-flip-of-social-norms/

Facebook’s Safety Check prompts us to relate to global crises mainly on individualistic terms http://reallifemag.com/safety-in-numbers/

 

Disaster psychology

Why are humans still drawn to fire after thousands of years? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-10/why-are-humans-attracted-to-fire/8592436

The most common response to traumatic events is resilience http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2017/06/13/simon-wessely-et-al-responses-to-traumatic-events-may-not-be-what-you-think/

 

Social Capital and Disasters

What the Grenfell Tower fire tells us about London’s housing crisis https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/06/14/what-the-grenfell-tower-fire-tells-us-about-londons-housing-crisis/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.3135953cfc53

 

Today in disaster resilience (28 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social media and emergency management

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

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

Disaster psychology

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

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

Social Capital and Disasters

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (24 March 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

At least 75 dead, 626,298 affected as natural disasters hit Peru http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/noticia-at-least-75-dead-626298-affected-as-natural-disasters-hit-peru-658878.aspx

Thousands Still Trapped By Northern NSW Floods http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/03/19/thousands-still-trapped-by-northern-nsw-floods_a_21902776/

Burundi – Floods and Landslides Leave 6 Dead, 160 Homes Destroyed http://floodlist.com/africa/burundi-floods-cibitoke-bujumbura-march-2017

Namibia braces for worst flooding in living memory, over 70 dead https://watchers.news/2017/03/20/namibia-braces-for-worst-flooding-in-living-memory-over-70-dead/

Drone footage shows widespread flooding in Peru http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/21/drone-footage-shows-widespread-flooding-peru/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The hidden threat behind Kenya’s worsening drought https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/03/02/hidden-threat-behind-kenya%E2%80%99s-worsening-drought

London attack: At least four dead, 20 injured after terrorist targets Westminster Bridge, Houses of Parliament http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-23/london-terrorist-attack-on-uk-parliament-westminster-bridge/8378392

Another Tornado Record’s in Sight for U.S. as Thunderstorms Boom https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-23/another-tornado-record-s-in-sight-for-u-s-as-thunderstorms-boom

Wildfire Fears In Jefferson County: ‘I’ve Never Seen A Winter Like This’ http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/03/22/jefferson-county-wildfires-colorado/

Botswana: North West District to Mitigate Flood Aftermath http://allafrica.com/stories/201703210359.html

Disaster risk reduction

UNDP, Tohoku University, and Fujitsu start joint project to reduce damages due to disasters http://reliefweb.int/report/world/undp-tohoku-university-and-fujitsu-start-joint-project-reduce-damages-due-disasters

Ply in the sky: wooden buildings on the rise http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201836382/ply-in-the-sky-wooden-buildings-on-the-rise

Assessing Jurisdictional Risk http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Assessing-Jurisdictional-Risk.html?utm_content=buffer4c1ce&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Trump’s cut to flood map program could trigger insurance rate hikes http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-idUSKBN16R2FT

2017 Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction http://reliefweb.int/report/world/mexico-meeting-bring-world-together-disaster-prevention

Disaster risk reduction and sustainable development, two sides of the same coin http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2017/3/17/Disaster-risk-reduction-and-sustainable-development-two-sides-of-the-same-coin.html

Creating a register for managing water levels https://data.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/20/creating-a-register-for-managing-water-levels/

Tiny Nevada Town Flooded by Failed Dam https://www.floodbarrierusa.com/2017/03/nevada-flooded-failed/

Earthquake expert wins award for research on severity of quake damage based on location http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/90663418/scientist-helping-predict-which-land-will-shake-more-in-a-big-quake

Before the Flood: the Value of Mitigation http://www.governing.com/columns/smart-mgmt/col-value-flood-mitigation.html

GIS Technology Now A Critical Tool In Flood Zone Determination http://www.mortgageorb.com/gis-technology-helps-flood-zone-determinations#.WNLbvznpJJk.twitter

Ancient Quakes Reveal Risk For California: “L.A. Will Sink As Much As 3 Feet” http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/ancient-quakes-reveal-risk-for-california-l-a-will-sink-as-much-as-3-feet_03222017

Sustainability is not enough; we need regenerative cultures https://medium.com/@designforsustainability/sustainability-is-not-enough-we-need-regenerative-cultures-4abb3c78e68b#.eh0mnq1dc

A new wave of hurricane-hunting technology from NOAA explores atmospheric and oceanic interactions in the Caribbean http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/keynotes/keynotes_0117_underwaterglider.html

Haiti And Why We Need More Women Managing Disaster Risk http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/haiti-and-why-we-need-more-women-managing-disaster_us_58befc86e4b05386ddc0ca86?platform=hootsuite

World Water Day: Why tackling flooding remains a sustainability priority https://www.edie.net/blog/World-Water-Day-Why-tackling-flooding-remains-a-sustainability-priority/6098201

Health impacts of extreme events https://health2016.globalchange.gov/extreme-events

New Zealand temblor points to threat of compound quakes http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6331/1250

Forecasting for Catastrophes: How Investment in Weather Services Can Save Lives and Grow Economies http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/03/23/forecasting-for-catastrophes-how-investment-in-weather-services-can-save-lives-and-grow-economies?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

How earthquake forecasting could improve https://eos.org/editors-vox/neotectonics-and-earthquake-forecasting

Maps, Drones Bring Lifesaving Information to Disaster-prone Guatemala http://reliefweb.int/report/guatemala/maps-drones-bring-lifesaving-information-disaster-prone-guatemala?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Calgary looks to mitigate flood effects in city rivers while waiting for upstream plan http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-mitigate-flooding-1.4036970

First Of Sheffield’s Flood Defences Nearing Completion http://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/First-Of-Sheffields-Flood-Defences-Nearing-Completion?platform=hootsuite

Emergency management

A smartphone-based diagnostic platform for rapid detection of Zika, chikungunya, and dengue viruses http://www.nature.com/articles/srep44778

Natural Disaster Response Exercise Vigilant Guard To Begin https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1124303/natural-disaster-response-exercise-vigilant-guard-to-begin-spokesman-says?source=GovDelivery#.WNBHEJbGBlo.twitter

From Concept to Operations: Building Disaster Health Resilience in one of America’s Largest Communities https://www.phe.gov/ASPRBlog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=f59454e5-a08d-4a13-9abe-0d31ef99f1af&ID=246&Web=e1195e40-c916-4c28-aa5a-de2eda4302e4

How disaster relief efforts could be improved with game theory https://theconversation.com/how-disaster-relief-efforts-could-be-improved-with-game-theory-72923

The City of Johannesburg has developed a set of proactive measures in a bid to prevent fatalities during flooding http://www.joburg.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11399&catid=88&Itemid=266

The 2017 US wildfire season is off to alarming start http://gizmodo.com/wildfires-have-already-toasted-a-staggering-amount-of-l-1793496136?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow&utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_twitter&utm_source=io9_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Bermuda takes part in tsunami exercise http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170321/bermuda-takes-part-in-tsunami-exercise

Responding to forest fires in Europe http://ec.europa.eu/echo/what-we-do/civil-protection/forest-fires_en

San Jose flood destroys professor’s house http://lavozdeanza.com/news/2017/03/21/san-jose-flood-destroys-professors-house/

Trump budget blueprint raises questions about disaster aid http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/16/politics/trump-budget-cdbg-block-grant-cuts/index.html

Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians Collaborate to Prepare for Earthquake http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2017/march/israelis-palestinians-jordanians-collaborate-to-prepare-for-earthquake

Stranded residents question flood warnings on NSW north coast http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-22/locals-query-why-no-warning-was-given-for-heavy-rain/8377698

Ushahidi Supporting crisis response efforts in Peru https://www.ushahidi.com/blog/2017/03/23/supporting-crisis-response-efforts-in-peru

San Jose flood: A month later, 500 have yet to return home http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/23/san-jose-flood-a-month-later-500-have-yet-to-return-home/?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1490305115

In cyclone’s wake, UN appeals for $20 million to help affected populations in Madagascar http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56408&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#.WNRHadKGPIU

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Measures of Community Resilience for Local Decision Makers https://www.nap.edu/download/21911

NFPA and State Farm announce winners of 2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project awards http://www.nfpa.org/news-and-research/news-and-media/press-room/news-releases/2017/nfpa-and-state-farm-announce-winners-of-2017-wildfire-community-preparedness-day-project-awards?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nfpanewsreleases+(NFPA+News+Releases)

World Meteorological Day – 23 March 2017: post your cloud pics https://public.wmo.int/en/WorldMetDay2017

Flooding advice for children http://www.newground.co.uk/news-events-media/knowledge-centre/flooding-advice-for-children/

Community-based learning for sustainable development http://uil.unesco.org/literacy-and-basic-skills/community-engagement/community-based-learning-sustainable-development

How to foster long-term recovery after a wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/long-term-recovery-planning-thinking-start/

Statistics on US wildfires https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm

Teens taught search and rescue skills http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-news/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503768&objectid=11819457

World Water Day: Take Action around the World to Tackle a Water Crisis http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/03/22/world-water-day-2017?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Guy drives into a raging flood. You’ll definitely believe what happens next https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/03/22/guy-drives-into-a-raging-flood-youll-definitely-believe-what-happens-next/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_term=.b6c31a90e651

City to Help Residents Prepare, Respond to Potential Tsunamis https://lbpost.com/news/2000010617-city-to-help-residents-prepare-respond-to-potential-tsunamis

Engaging youth in post-disaster research: Lessons learned from a creative methods approach http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/ijcre/article/view/4875

Met office gets young visitors http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/met-office-gets-young-visitors/article17621406.ece?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

SEPA flood education models http://laserflair.co.uk/sepa-flood-education-models/

Vehicles become vulnerable to moving floodwaters once the depth reached the floor of the car https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/half-metre-deep-flood-flowing-like-being-hit-by-an/3158405/

Social Media and Emergency Management

Evidence of Complex Contagion of Information in Social Media: An Experiment Using Twitter Bots https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.06027

Obsessive Use of Social Media Tied to Brain Imbalance https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/03/20/obsessive-use-of-social-media-tied-to-brain-imbalance/117918.html?li_source=LI&li_medium=hot-topics&utm_content=buffer5911d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Social media users 2017 infographic https://www.tracx.com/resources/blog/social-media-demographics-2017-marketers/

Social Media: Tornado Safety https://www.weather.gov/wrn/spring2017-tornado-sm?utm_content=buffer45f1c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Social media users around the world have united in a show of support for the people of Britain following the terror attack in London http://news.sky.com/story/westminster-attack-social-media-unites-wearenotafraid-prayforlondon-10810970?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter

Twitter purged nearly 377,000 accounts suspected of supporting terrorism in the last six months of 2016 http://fox40.com/2017/03/23/twitters-purging-terror-accounts-at-a-dizzying-rate-tmwsp/

Disaster psychology

Coping in a ‘disaster zone’: How do adults and children deal with ongoing trauma? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-11/christchurch-how-adults-and-children-deal-with-ongoing-trauma/8344908

Documentary ‘Newtown’ examines a town’s lasting trauma http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/documentary-newtown-examines-towns-lasting-trauma/#.WNGQVlxDbNs.twitter

Heat exposure associated with mental illness https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170321123641.htm

How to cope with traumatic news – an illustrated guide http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-23/illustrated-guide-coping-traumatic-news/5985104

Today in disaster resilience (3 March 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Feb 2017: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bagana https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61832/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Feb-2017-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bagana.html

Chile floods: Millions without water in capital Santiago http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39099313

Somalia declares ‘national disaster’ over drought http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/somalia-declares-national-disaster-drought-170228163745581.html

Watch Live: Mount Etna’s Stunning Eruption In Sicily https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjozhm_HGeM

Earthquake jolts Lahore, Islamabad and KP http://nation.com.pk/national/28-Feb-2017/earthquake-jolts-lahore-islamabad-and-kp

A powerful 5.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked Fukushima https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2976136/a-powerful-5-6-magnitude-earthquake-has-rocked-fukushima/

Tornado Rips Through Illinois As Severe Storms Threaten Midwest https://idsayso.com/weird-news/tornado-rips-through-illinois-as-severe-storms-threaten-midwest/

Severe second earthquake wakes up Canterbury http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11810298

Active volcanoes in the world: February 22 – 28, 2017 https://watchers.news/2017/03/02/active-volcanoes-world-february-22-28-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Zimbabwe – Hundreds Displaced as Flood Threat Continues http://floodlist.com/africa/zimbabwe-floods-february-march-2017

Morocco – Streets of Rabat Flooded After 100 mm of Rain in a Few Hours http://floodlist.com/africa/morocco-rabat-sale-floods-february-2017

Disaster risk reduction

Technology and communities key to curbing tsunami risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52078

There is More to a Fire Loss Than the Fire Itself http://adjustersinternational.com/more-to-a-fire-loss/

China’s Flood Control Project : a Bigger Role for Farmers and a Better Alert System http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/08/24/china-flood-control-project-a-bigger-role-for-farmers-and-a-better-alert-system

Earth system model https://www.nzgeo.com/stories/esm/

Mapping Miami’s Flood Risk and Other Resiliency Challenges http://www.routefifty.com/smart-cities/2017/02/miami-flood-mapping-resiliency/135605/

The city of Dallas has developed a plan to reduce risks and better prepare for wildfires http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25898&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

A unique chance to achieve South Boulder Creek flood mitigation http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_30818239/kathie-joyner-and-laura-tyler-unique-chance-achieve

Superbugs: WHO says new drugs urgently needed to fight 12 bacteria families http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-28/who-says-drugs-urgently-needed-to-fight-12-priority-pathogens/8309144

Stanford scientists develop new tool to reduce risk of triggering manmade earthquakes https://earth.stanford.edu/news/stanford-scientists-develop-new-tool-reduce-risk-triggering-manmade-earthquakes

Explainer: what is ‘precipitable water’, and why does it matter? https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-precipitable-water-and-why-does-it-matter-73358

NIWA maps huge submarine landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquakes http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/02/27/niwa-1/

Brownhill Creek flood mitigation plan to protect ’98 per cent’ of Adelaide properties http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-27/adelaide-flood-mitigation-plan-to-protect-most-properties/8307610

The Scary State of Volcano Monitoring in the United States https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/02/the-scary-state-of-volcano-monitoring-in-the-united-states/518124/?utm_source=atltw

This Strange Physical Phenomenon Could Help Us Predict Where Massive Earthquakes Strike http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-come-one-step-closer-to-predicting-earthquakes

Floods are a sub-continental issue, but are never treated as such http://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2017/02/26/problem-washed-away/

Aerial LiDAR Survey to Produce 3D Flood and Hazard Maps for River System in Philippines http://www.gisresources.com/aerial-lidar-survey-produce-3d-flood-hazard-maps-river-system-philippines/

New flood resilient demonstration home is launched http://specificationonline.co.uk/articles/2017-02-03/new-flood-resilient-demonstration-home-is-launched

FEMA flood chief: expanding Lidar’s reach boils down to cost, quality, and communicating http://www.spar3d.com/blogs/education-events/fema-flood-chief-expanding-lidars-reach-boils-cost-quality-communicating/

Tulum temple contains Mayan hurricane-warning system http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2017/03/tulum-temple-contains-mayan-hurricane-warning-system/

A seismic shift in design http://www.localgovernmentmag.co.nz/technical-briefings/seismic/

World Bank says natural disasters cost $679 billion a year http://www.canberratimes.com.au/business/world-business/world-bank-says-natural-disasters-cost-679-billion-a-year-20170302-gup1ba.html

Final Coastal Hazards Modeling Results Workshop for Los Angeles County http://dornsife.usc.edu/uscseagrant/final-coastal-hazards-modeling-results-workshop/?platform=hootsuite

Russian physicists unveil ‘order from chaos’ origins of cyclones and hurricanes http://tass.com/science/933460

Flood risk analysis & flood warning systems for Malaysia http://www.ambiental.co.uk/flood-risk-analysis-flood-warning-systems-for-malaysia/

From risk reduction infrastructure to integrated watershed governance in Peru https://blog.iiasa.ac.at/2017/02/27/from-risk-reduction-infrastructure-to-integrated-watershed-governance-in-peru/

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

Emergency management

Flying a drone near a wildfire creates a serious safety hazard for firefighters https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25894

California Farmers Use Floodwater to Replenish Aquifers http://www.climatecentral.org/news/california-farmers-floodwater-aquifers-21171?utm_content=buffer89df4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The science behind the South Island’s first fire tornado http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89730960/the-science-behind-the-south-islands-first-fire-tornado?utm_content=buffer10480&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Gone fishin’, gone firefightin’ http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/gone-fishin%E2%80%99%2C-gone-firefightin%E2%80%99.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order http://www.thestate.com/news/nation-world/national/article134194604.html

Humans Blamed for Starting Most Wildfires in the U.S. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/02/21/1617394114.full.pdf

New aerial images of Oroville Dam show extent of damage http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/28/oroville-dam-spillway-damage/98528880/?hootPostID=4eeb4e26020cc132799edff6e1ceca63

Autism Information for Emergency Personnel http://www.myasdf.org/site/about-autism/autism-information-for-emergency-personnel/

Marlborough cyclists battle mother nature for Kaikoura earthquake fund http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/89679780/marlborough-cyclists-battle-mother-nature-for-kaikoura-earthquake-fund

Post-quake Nepal: No country for old women https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/03/01/post-quake-nepal-no-country-old-women

Virginia Beach Italian organization still recovering from Hurricane Matthew http://pilotonline.com/news/local/virginia-beach-italian-organization-still-recovering-from-hurricane-matthew/article_3d42f8a3-ddca-56dc-b634-d87769245ad5.html

NRMA Insurance and NSW SES trial DipStik flood warning and monitoring device http://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/nrma-insurance-and-nsw-ses-trial-dipstik-flood-warning-and-monitoring-device-20170301-guo0cl.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Taking simple precautions can make a difference when it comes to bushfire resilient communities https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/bushfires-have-you-treated-your-risks

High Water Film: The complete story of flooding and what you can do about it https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1897260347/high-water-film

New community engagement guide for local government http://www.local.gov.uk/documents/10180/8150261/New+Conversations+Guide+9-2.pdf/a5d96348-0866-4a6c-b6f4-61c33a12ac1d

Environmental reporters and looming disasters http://edge.ensia.com/

Panel urges government to do more to prevent bullying of 3/11 school children http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/02/07/national/social-issues/panel-recommend-government-prevent-disaster-linked-bullying/#.WLSdmNJ97IU

FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards https://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps/citizen-corps-awards

The real size of the world http://geoawesomeness.com/real-size-world/

Tornado education resources https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/tornados.html

High school students are building tiny homes to give to flood survivors http://inhabitat.com/high-school-students-are-building-tiny-homes-to-give-to-flood-survivors/

Social Media and Emergency Management

ResearchGate shifting the paradigm for how the science community communicates with each other https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/28/researchgate-raises-52-6m-for-its-social-research-network-for-scientists/

Youth’s unequal distribution of access to the Internet and skills, and opportunities online including social media http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/DJFNCNPjd9NdX3TUY6tN/full

Disaster psychology

Paramedics Advocate PTSD Awareness at EMS Today 2017 http://www.jems.com/articles/2017/02/paramedics-advocate-ptsd-awareness-at-ems-today-2017.html

Today in disaster resilience (24 February 2017)

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Crazy storm has streets of L.A. swallowing cars whole http://mashable.com/2017/02/19/southern-california-storms-photos/?utm_cid=hp-r-1#TapiDODLmkqV

Town of Maxwell floods as worry about Oroville Dam shifts to creeks and canals http://www.sacbee.com/news/weather/article133701629.html

Homes lost, firefighter injured as Queanbeyan blaze burns out of control http://www.smh.com.au/national/homes-lost-firefighter-injured-as-queanbeyan-blaze-burns-out-of-control-20170217-gufsn5.html

Severe storms hit Sydney http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/national/clique/severe-storms-on-the-way-20170217-guffif.html

Sydney storms: 12,000 insurance claims lodged from hailstorm, $31 million in damages http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-19/insurance-already-flooded-with-sydney-storm-claims-from-hail/8284246

Atmospheric River Brings Historic Flood Risk to California https://psmag.com/california-braces-for-historic-floods-2f38774515e8#.gedet0vzv

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Feb 2017: Barren Island volcano, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61749/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Feb-2017-Barren-Island-volcano-Krakatau-Shiveluch-Dukono-Sinabun.html

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Alfred makes landfall, weakens to tropical low http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-21/ex-tropical-cyclone-alfred-makes-landfall/8288596

More than 40 homes damaged by tornado in near North Side neighborhood http://www.ksat.com/weather/more-than-40-homes-damaged-by-tornado-in-near-north-side-neighborhood

Severe flash flooding hits Malaga, Spain https://watchers.news/2017/02/20/flood-malaga-spain-february-2017/

Flooding impacts urban agriculture in Zimbabwe https://zwnews.com/2017/01/19/zim-flooding-impacts-news/

Severe floods hit Saudi Arabia after 3 months worth of rain in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2017/02/16/saudi-arabia-flood-february-2017/

Earthquake swarm to west of Tokaanu (Turangi) continues http://info.geonet.org.nz/display/quake/2017/02/22/Update%3A+Swarm+to+west+of+Tokaanu+%28Turangi%29+continues

Storm brings record rainfall, gusts up to 199 mph and flooding to Northern California http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-california-storm-20170221-story.html

4 US tourists, pilot killed in Australian light plane crash https://www.ems1.com/fire-ems/articles/197297048-4-US-tourists-pilot-killed-in-Australian-light-plane-crash/?utm_content=bufferf707e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Indonesia – Widespread Flooding in Jakarta Leaves 1 Dead, 180 mm Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-flood-jakarta-february-2017

Driver ignores signs, drowns in California creek https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-latest-storm-prompts-evacuations-in-monterey-county/2017/02/20/5a505122-f7d9-11e6-aa1e-5f735ee31334_story.html?utm_term=.38d248dcf298

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Feb 2017: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61795/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Feb-2017-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Wildfires continue in Chile http://wildfiretoday.com/2017/02/23/wildfires-continue-in-chile/

A ‘weather bomb’ named Doris batters the UK http://mashable.com/2017/02/23/storm-doris-weather-bomb-uk-winds-planes/#b.2_f7fSDOq0

Disaster risk reduction

Oroville Dam crisis could be sign of things to come https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/article/oroville-dam-crisis-sign-things-come/

Building flood resilience into the fabric of Britain https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/02/17/building-flood-resilience-into-the-fabric-of-britain/

Earthquake faults are smarter than we usually think http://www.geologypage.com/2016/12/earthquake-faults-smarter-usually-think.html

Managing flooding by working with nature http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-nature/

Revealing what the next hundred years could hold for coastal flooding and erosion http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-coast/ Value of research for improved flood warning and other mitigation measures http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-numbers/

Models for ‘what if?’ scenarios https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/models-what-scenarios-bushfire-and-natural-hazards-crc

Managing multi-purpose water infrastructure http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/environment/managing-multi-purpose-water-infrastructure_bbb40768-en;jsessionid=310btf6nahedk.x-oecd-live-03

The 1905 Chamonix earthquakes: active tectonics in the Mont Blanc and Aiguilles Rouges massifs http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00015-017-0262-7

Flooding: what is normal? https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/flooding-what-is-normal/

Flood monitoring and forecasting system allowing the proactive management of local to global scale river flood risks and impacts before, during and after an event https://www.floodforesight.com/

Earthquake forecasts – So why do we do earthquake forecasting? http://info.geonet.org.nz/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=21200923

Shallow Landslide Hazard Forecast Map http://www.dnr.wa.gov/slhfm

Cumulative Hazard: The Case of Nuisance Flooding http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016EF000494/abstract

The Project for Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas http://www.tj.undp.org/content/tajikistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2017/02/17/drr-initiatives-implemented-under-litaca-will-ensure-the-safety-.html#.WKw6eIP8cKs.twitter

A groundwater flood risk map of the UK is being made widely available for the first time http://www.directionsmag.com/pressreleases/bluesky-announces-new-online-flood-risk-map-of-the-uk/490984

How to Use Models for Disciplined Flood Risk Underwriting http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/How-to-Use-Models-for-Disciplined-Flood-Risk-Underwriting/

Too hot to learn: Why Australian schools need a national heatwaves policy http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-23/why-schools-need-a-national-policy-on-heatwaves/8294056

Human exposure and sensitivity to globally extreme wildfire events http://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-016-0058

Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards in Earthquake-prone & Volcanic Regions KE Fellow call http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/schemes/kefellows/dkefellowscall/irnh-kecall/

Oroville shows importance of flood insurance http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/networth/article/Oroville-shows-importance-of-flood-insurance-10942102.php

Protecting Georgia from floods http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/52010

A summary of risk areas and scenario analyses 2012–2015 for Sweden http://www.preventionweb.net/files/51634_msb1021summaryriskareasscenarioanal.pdf

‘Slow slip’ earthquake season raises risk of ‘The Big One’ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-slow-slip-1.3995645

Planning for Community Resilience https://islandpress.org/book/planning-for-community-resilience

Coastal subsidence and flooding https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2017/02/22/coastal-subsidence-harbinger-of-future-flooding/

MPs to demand UK Govt answers on flood risk management in parliamentary debate https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13592-mps-to-demand-uk-govt-answers-on-flood-risk-management-in-parliamentary-debate

Big data project aims to improve Dutch flood control, save the government millions http://www.pcworld.com/article/2042941/big-data-project-aims-to-improve-dutch-flood-control-save-the-government-millions.html

Emergency management

Environment Agency Rainfall API http://environment.data.gov.uk/flood-monitoring/doc/rainfall

Hundreds of hay bales delivered to fire-affected farmers from across Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-18/hay-drive-brings-relief-to-fire-afected-warrumbungles/8283306

CFA helps farmers in need http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/cfa-helps-farmers-in-need.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Then and Now photos: Appomattox tornado recovery, one year later http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/then-and-now-photos-appomattox-tornado-recovery-one-year-later/collection_ae17e9f4-f523-11e6-9589-c3abdd82b044.html#1

This Time We Were Lucky: The Oroville Dam Emergency http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/This-Time-We-Were-Lucky–The-Oroville-Dam-Emergency/

“Community participation is a vital part of the early warning system” https://www.zurich.com/en/knowledge/articles/2017/02/early-warning-systems-save-lives-in-peru

Severe Weather Europe http://www.severe-weather.eu/

Carwoola fire: Wildlife carers prepare for influx of injured animals after blaze in southern NSW http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-21/influx-of-injured-wildlife-after-carwoola-fire/8290780

Integrating Cascading Disasters in London’s Response and Preparedness Strategies https://www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr/cascading/01-news-cascades/LRcascading

Local councils’ flood preparedness: How technology can help http://www.adjacentopenaccess.org/farming-environment-marine-sustainable-news/local-councils-flood-preparedness-technology/31025/ Defining success for post-disaster recovery is harder than it seems http://www.themandarin.com.au/75399-nz-earthquake-recovery-mistake-governments-keep-making/

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority: Assessing its effectiveness and efficiency http://www.oag.govt.nz/2017/cera

Water, Dams, Earthquakes and Mudslides http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/water-dams-earthquakes-and-mudslides.html?utm_content=buffere6ada&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

10 Things UNDP does in Disaster Recovery http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/10-things-undp-does-in-recovery.html

Recovery postponed: The long-term plight of people displaced by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation disaster http://www.internal-displacement.org/publications/2017/recovery-postponed-idmc-case-study-february-2017

Carwoola fire: NSW RFS praises role of giant American air tankers that helped contain blaze http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-23/nsw-rfs-praises-role-of-giant-air-tankers-in-carwoola-fire/8294870

One year since Cyclone Winston, Fiji is still rebuilding http://reliefweb.int/report/fiji/one-year-cyclone-winston-fiji-still-rebuilding

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tornado safety: Knowing what to do now will save you precious time during the storm http://whnt.com/2017/02/17/tornado-safety-knowing-what-to-do-now-will-save-you-precious-time-during-the-storm/

Snow covers 30 percent of land on Earth http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/157370270499/six-things-you-dont-know-about-snow

Latest Planet Earth magazine features articles on flood science http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/

What causes flooding and what are we doing to prevent it? http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-poster/

Scientists have developed a new virtual reality game that lets you experience a flash flood http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-vr/

Formidable Footprint – A Neighborhood Tabletop Exercise – Flood http://www.onxsystem.com/?q=onx/ex/2430

How to sand bag https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbPOF5AJTDo&feature=youtu.be

How scientists are using virtual reality to show people effects of global warming http://www.ocregister.com/articles/people-744000-virtual-reality.html?utm_content=buffer495ff&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Cartoons and calendars help Bolivian farmers dampen fire risk http://news.trust.org/item/20170220200617-9pnlv

New online map shows flood risk to every street in Hull from Environment Agency http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/new-online-map-shows-flood-risk-to-every-street-in-hull-from-environment-agency/story-30147024-detail/story.html

‘It brought tears to my eyes’: Quake memorial opened to emotional families http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/89660143/it-brought-tears-to-my-eyes-quake-memorial-opened-to-emotional-families

Climate change glossary – understanding global warming from A to Z http://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/02/21/climate-change-glossary-%E2%80%93-understanding-global-warming-z

Last Call for Community Flood Action Groups http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/02/21/last-call-community-flood-action-groups/

More about Fire Danger Rating http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/fire_bans_and_ratings/mor

If it’s flooded, forget it. Peter’s story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zF1EFR7jbo

e_about_fire_danger_rating.jsp

Evacuation – who does and who doesn’t? http://prpulse.usq.edu.au/evacuation-who-does-and-who-doesnt/

2017 Great Washington ShakeOut http://www.shakeout.org/washington/

Haiti radio drama teaches people how to stay alive during disasters http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2017/02/haiti-radio-drama-teaches-people-how-to-stay-alive-during-disasters/?platform=hootsuite#.WKI_EW8rKUk

Print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/09/01/book-reading-2016/

5 Easy Ways To Prepare the Elderly for an Emergency http://edmdigest.com/preparedness/5-easy-ways-for-the-elderly-to-stay-prepared/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=5-easy-ways-for-the-elderly-to-stay-prep&utm_campaign=Blog%20-%20In%20CyberDefense%20-%20ST%20-%20AMU

Tropical Cyclone Naming https://public.wmo.int/en/About-us/FAQs/faqs-tropical-cyclones/tropical-cyclone-naming

UK Flood Defence Alliance https://www.ukflooddefencealliance.com/lessons-flood-group-certuk-share-experience/

Award-Winning Story Map Spells Out Flood Danger to French Schoolchildren http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcwatch/0217/award-winning-story-map-spells-out-flood-danger-to-french-schoolchildren

Bradford flood network https://odileeds.org/blog/2017-02-17-bradford-flood-network?platform=hootsuite

How community groups are tackling flood risk http://newsandviews.zurich.co.uk/expert-lab/community-groups-tackling-flood-risk/

Social Media and Emergency Management

There are talks of “rebalancing” NASA’s mission as it continues to tweet about climate change http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/nasa-climate-change_us_58a91361e4b045cd34c2689e

Tweets re #CAstorm #flooding via The Tweeted Times http://tweetedtimes.com/v/13397

Five Oroville Dam workers were fired for posting spillway photographs to social media http://fox40.com/2017/02/19/oroville-dam-workers-fired-for-posting-spillway-photos-to-social-media/

Not owning a cellphone gives you time to ruminate and to rest https://aeon.co/ideas/not-owning-a-cellphone-gives-you-time-to-ruminate-and-to-rest

Each of us now has a more powerful voice with the use of social media https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/resist-social-media-movement-nancy-richmond?published=t

#MEXICOGP2017 To raise awareness of the Global Platform, UNISDR has launched the “From Sendai to Cancun” social media campaign http://www.unisdr.org/conferences/2017/globalplatform/en/news-media

Disaster psychology

Living beneath a wall of water: Can Oroville residents trust the dam will hold? http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article133613859.html

Salient Public Beliefs Underlying Disaster Preparedness Behaviors: A Theory-Based Qualitative Study https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/div-classtitlesalient-public-beliefs-underlying-disaster-preparedness-behaviors-a-theory-based-qualitative-studydiv/3942A0CAD3076215AB972E5CE1B3CA99

Simulation model of pedestrians swarm in evacuation situations http://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJCAT.2017.082267?journalCode=ijcat

United by grief: Two earthquake families finally meet after six years http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89706677/United-by-grief-Two-earthquake-families-finally-meet-after-six-years

What Firefighters Can Tell US About PTSD Risk http://www.newswise.com/articles/what-firefighters-can-tell-us-about-ptsd-risk#.WK8yXnUx6fk.twitter

Social capital, vulnerability and disasters

Societal Inequality and individual subjective well-being http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X16302216

How Black History Has Influenced Disaster Planning http://disasterphilanthropy.org/blog/floods/black-history-influenced-disaster-planning/

Flood resilience offers dignity to disabled people http://practicalaction.org/blog/news/campaigns/flood-resilience-for-people-of-disability-offers-dignity/

 

Today in disaster resilience (17 February 2017)

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news:

Current emergencies/disasters

Heavy floods create havoc on Northern California homes, roads http://www.kcra.com/article/heavy-floods-create-havoc-on-northern-california-homes-roads/8732807?src=app

NSW fires: Uarbry all but wiped out as firefighters continue to battle blazes http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/nsw-fires:-uarbry-wiped-out-as-crews-battle-blazes-in-nsw/8263820

Floodwaters claimed the life of another man trying to cross a road near the town http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-12/wa-floods-one-man-dead-another-missing-near-esperance/8263286

Oroville Dam risk: Thousands ordered to evacuate homes http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38952847

Drought Turns to Deluge in California http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89650&src=twitter-nh

NSW fires: Many residents yet to return to homes in fire-ravaged central west http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-14/residents-yet-to-return-to-homes-in-fire-ravaged-in-central-west/8267088?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Farmers in Great Southern begin to assess flood damage to property http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/western-australian-farmers-assess-flood-damage/8266224

Deadly Night time Earthquake Strikes Philippines http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/02/11/deadly-philippines-earthquake/

Queensland storm clean-up underway after lightning, heavy rain lashes south-east http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-14/queensland-storm-clean-up-underway-after-lightning-rain-bom/8267866

WA weather: Natural disaster declared over Swan Valley, other areas hit by flooding http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/premier-declares-natural-disaster-over-swan-valley-flood-areas/8265464

Indonesia – Floods and Landslides Leave 12 Dead, Thousands Affected http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-bali-february-2017

Severe floods hit Saudi Arabia after 3 months worth of rain in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2017/02/16/saudi-arabia-flood-february-2017/

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Feb 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bagana https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61669/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-Feb-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bagana-Suw.html

Firefighters halt advance of Port Hill wildfire on city homes in Christchurch http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/16/new-zealand-firefighters-halt-advance-wildfire-city-homes-christchurch/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Southern California is facing its strongest storm in years https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/02/16/southern-california-is-facing-its-strongest-winter-storm-in-years-heres-the-forecast/?utm_term=.1e95cb27cf14

Storm Dineo kills at least seven people in Mozambique http://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-storm-idUSKBN15V1LX

Disaster risk reduction

We may live in a post-truth era, but nature does not http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-barnett-nature-alternative-facts-20170210-story,amp.html

How the Shocks of Disasters are Impacted by the Stresses of Social Issues http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/How-the-shocks-of-disasters-are-impacted-by-the-stresses-of-social-issues.html

Protecting thousands of families living in Quito’s low-income neighbourhoods from disasters is an urgent task http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/metro-line-better-city-planning-to-aid-quitos-poor#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

We need a comprehensive housing approach to deal with heatwaves https://theconversation.com/we-need-a-comprehensive-housing-approach-to-deal-with-heatwaves-72800

New property fees proposed to raise money to fight Washington wildfires http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/new-bills-in-olympia-aim-to-prepare-washington-for-wildfire-season/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1

Building a future above the floodwaters https://asunow.asu.edu/20170208-global-engagement-building-future-above-floodwaters-asu-anthropologists

Ventura fault can cause stronger shaking and more damage https://watchers.news/2017/02/16/ventura-fault-study-model-february-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

What the Oroville Dam crisis tells us about natural infrastructure http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2017/02/15/what-the-oroville-dam-crisis-tells-us-about-natural-infrastructure/

How to manage global catastrophic risk https://www.brookings.edu/events/how-to-manage-global-catastrophic-risk/

Building a National Seismic Monitoring Center: NEIC from 2000 to the Present http://m.srl.geoscienceworld.org//content/early/2017/02/13/0220170023.full

Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent https://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/27/3/article/GSATG321A.1.htm

Oroville crisis highlights risky dams, spotty inspections around U.S. http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/nation/2017/02/15/dam-safety-infrastructure-oroville/97921650/

High River flood homes being auctioned off by Alberta government http://www.newstalk770.com/2017/02/15/high-river-flood-homes-being-auctioned-off-by-alberta-government/

‘Virtual storms’ for Design of Coastal Flood Warning Systems and Defence https://www.hydro-international.com/content/news/virtual-storms-for-design-of-coastal-flood-warning-systems-and-defence

Floodscore is a simple yet useful tool that provides flood scores for single locations based on their risk to fluvial, pluvial and coastal flooding http://www.ambiental.co.uk/quantifying-flood-risk-and-claims-at-the-property-level/

 

Tabqa Dam at risk of ‘catastrophic’ flooding, UN warns http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/150220172

Emergency management

Review of a paper: the Dongla Landslide in Sichuan, China http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/02/09/dongla-landslide/

More details emerging on Western Australia’s new rural fire service and it is not part of the DFES https://emergency.life/2017/02/09/%F0%9F%87%A6%F0%9F%87%BA-more-details-emerging-on-western-australias-new-rural-fire-service-and-it-is-not-part-of-the-dfes/

5 essentials for the first 72 hours of disaster response https://medium.com/@UNOCHA/5-essentials-for-the-first-72-hours-of-disaster-response-51746452bc88#.90go2olax

Supporting civil authorities in the event of a domestic outbreak of a pandemic disease https://disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov/record/14344

Real-time updates of storms will help forecasters track and predict where the most damage could occur https://eos.org/articles/noaa-video-shows-satellite-views-of-louisiana-tornadoes

PG&E to Implement Earthquake Warning Technology http://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/87782

How Early Warning Systems Can Help Save People From Mudslides http://www.ictworks.org/2017/02/13/how-iot-early-warning-systems-can-help-save-people-from-mudslides/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

1931 earthquake survivors share stories at Napier tea http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11799292

We need to think about redefining citizenship in the Anthropocene https://theconversation.com/we-need-to-think-about-redefining-citizenship-in-the-anthropocene-72138

Learning for Sustainability http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002472/247275E.pdf

YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY Season 1 Now on YouTube http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/announcement/season-1-now-youtube/

Social Media and Emergency Management

“Social media is used for information, emotion and opinion but is not necessarily a useful way to learn as an evacuation proceeds” https://preparednessthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/oroville-evacuation-dont-rely-on-technology/

How learning communities form within the climate conversation on Twitter https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-the-climate-change-conversation-on-twitter-in-2016

Twitter Alerts Another Tool For Your Emergency Toolbox https://palmcentrix.com/2017/02/twitter-alerts/

Disaster psychology

PTSD and Communities http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/community/index.asp

The Ostrich Paradox http://wdp.wharton.upenn.edu/book/ostrich-paradox/?&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=salon&utm_campaign=ostrich-paradox&utm_content=link

Our memories are short — even when the consequences have already proven deadly http://www.salon.com/2017/02/12/why-disasters-repeat-themselves-we-ignore-the-lessons-of-the-past-at-our-own-expense/

Social capital and disasters

Building Belonging in an Age of Divisiveness http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kim-samuel/where-is-the-love-buildin_b_14372250.html

In Japan tsunami city, people power turns disaster into opportunity http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/51848

The Tohoku disasters reinforce past evidence about the importance of social networks and social capital in disaster recovery https://theconversation.com/recovering-from-disasters-social-networks-matter-more-than-bottled-water-and-batteries-69611

 

Today in disaster resilience (9 December 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Death Toll Rises to 14 in Gatlinburg; Residents Get First Look at Wildfire Devastation https://www.wunderground.com/news/tennessee-gatlinburg-sevier-fires-death-toll?__prclt=ncnQaac1

Popocatepetl volcanic update http://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=341090

Intense thunderstorm hits Sydney, New South Wales https://watchers.news/2016/12/05/sydney-storm-december-5-2016/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thailand – Floods in South Leave 11 Dead and 350,000 Affected http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-south-december-2016

Vietnam – Deadly Floods Strike Central Region for Third Time in 8 Weeks http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-deadly-floods-december-2016

Spain – Torrential Rain and Floods Leave 2 Dead http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-costa-del-sol-december-2016

Koh Phangan Island declared as disaster zone after heavy rain http://kohphangannews.org/high-alert/koh-phangan-island-declared-disaster-zone-heavy-rain-3382.html

One dead after Mt Warning campers struck by lightning, rescue operation underway http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-06/mt-warning-death-campers-struck-by-lightning-nsw-police/8095280

Heavy flooding in Thailand kills 14, inundates tourist isles http://news.trust.org/item/20161206053115-ixp3w/

Indonesia earthquake: frantic rescue efforts as at least 97 people killed in Aceh province http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/07/earthquake-rocks-indonesias-aceh-province-several-dead/

6.2 Magnitude Quake Rocks Trinidad & Tobago, But No Tsunami Worry http://www.caribbean360.com/news/trinidad_tobago_news/6-2-magnitude-quake-rocks-trinidad-no-tsunami-alert-issued

Solomon Islands rocked by magnitude-7.8 quake, widespread tsunami warning issued across Pacific http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-09/solomon-islands-rocked-by-powerful-earthquake/8105686

Disaster risk reduction

ABR Explorer: the missing link in disaster management http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/abr-explorer-disaster-management

Building transport resilience for the inevitable future disasters http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/87053620/building-transport-resilience-for-the-inevitable-future-disasters

Earthquake-prone list not the be-all and end-all http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/87106445/earthquakeprone-list-not-the-beall-and-endall

An earthquake worse than the ‘Big One’? Shattered New Zealand city shows danger of Seattle’s fault http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/earthquake-worse-than-big-one-ruined-new-zealand-city-christchurch-shows-danger-seattle-fault/?utm_content=buffer1a809&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_tw_m

Nigeria managed flood better in 2016 leading to less deaths, destruction – NEMA http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/217043-nigeria-managed-flood-better-2016-leading-less-deaths-destruction-nema.html

Bushfire disaster looms for Tasmania as conditions likened to 1967 http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/bushfire-disaster-looms-for-tasmania-as-conditions-likened-to-1967/news-story/51c42fdba58f714e567216419aecd886

Let’s build the infrastructure that no hurricane can erase https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/let-s-build-infrastructure-no-hurricane-can-erase?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

Lough Neagh: Winter flooding report urges review of water levels http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-38209870

Environment Canterbury welcomes Government earthquake legislation http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/87024359/environment-canterbury-welcomes-government-earthquake-legislation

CIDCO´s tidal-water drainage system averted flooding in monsoon http://india.smartcitiescouncil.com/article/cidco%C2%B4s-tidal-water-drainage-system-averted-flooding-monsoon

Copenhagen water project wins Nordic cities award http://www.thesourcemagazine.org/copenhagen-water-project-wins-nordic-cities-award/

Coastal Resilience mapping portal http://maps.coastalresilience.org/network/

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

Using environmental tracers to test the effectiveness of Natural Flood Management techniques https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectdetails.aspx?PJID=79481

£530m: The Hidden Economic Cost of Groundwater Flooding Revealed http://esi-consulting.co.uk/530m-hidden-economic-cost-groundwater-flooding-revealed/

Flexible modelling of extreme events https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectdetails.aspx?PJID=80653

Half surface water in some countries has been lost since 1980s https://www.newscientist.com/article/2115509-half-surface-water-in-some-countries-has-been-lost-since-1980s/

Providing flood hazard mapping and probabilistic flood risk assessment to support international governments http://www.ambiental.co.uk/flood-risk-modelling-for-the-state-of-santa-catarina-in-brazil/

Flood risk in Africa: an insurable peril https://www.cover.co.za/flood-risk-africa-insurable-peril/

Tsunami Risk to UK Higher Than Anticipated https://www.tidetimes.co.uk/news/tsunami-risk-to-uk-higher-than-anticipated/

Most U.K. coastal flooding caused by moderate, not extreme storms http://phys.org/news/2016-12-uk-coastal-moderate-extreme-storms.html

Achieving sustainable flood-risk management in the UK https://21stcenturychallenges.org/policy-network/policy-seminars/past-events/achieving-sustainable-flood-risk-management-in-the-uk-8th-november/

Report finds NSW and ACT annual bushfire costs projected to more than double by 2050 due to climate change http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/nsw-act-bushfires-report-2016

Spatial and temporal analysis of extreme sea level and storm surge events around the coastline of the UK http://www.nature.com/articles/sdata2016107

A Changing Climate: Water, Flooding and Historic Buildings https://heritagecalling.com/2016/12/07/a-changing-climate-water-flooding-and-historic-buildings/

Emergency management

State launches fire disaster mapping http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/tennessee/2016/12/02/state-launches-fire-disaster-mapping/94838412/

Virginia Flood Damage from Matthew Costliest Since Isabel, Officials Say http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2016/12/02/433824.htm

How New Mini-Satellites Could Impact Hurricane Forecasts http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/How-New-Mini-Satellites-Could-Impact-Hurricane-Forecasts.html

Storm Desmond: Hundreds unable to go home one year on http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-38194698

We’ve repaired and prepared – a year after storms caused devastating floods https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2016/12/05/weve-repaired-and-prepared-a-year-after-storms-caused-devastating-floods/

The Winter Floods of 2015/2016 in the UK http://www.ceh.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2015-2016%20Winter%20Floods%20report%20Low%20Res.pdf

A utility threshold model of herding–panic behavior in evacuation under emergencies based on complex network theory http://sim.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/11/28/0037549716678659.abstract

Here’s why computer models 10 days into the future cannot be trusted https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/12/06/heres-why-computer-models-ten-days-into-the-future-cannot-be-trusted/?utm_term=.a0fc6d526224

Supreme Court Upholds Hurricane Katrina Fraud Verdict Against State Farm http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/06/504572603/supreme-court-upholds-hurricane-katrina-fraud-verdict-against-state-farm

BoatUS Estimates Hurricane Matthew Damage to Recreational Boats at $110M http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2016/12/06/275392.htm

Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in Wildland Fire Management Must be Addressed http://myemail.constantcontact.com/AFE-Releases-Position-Paper-on-Sexual-Harassment—Gender-Discrimination.html?soid=1104469772907&aid=hvuJZr4AW6k

Louisiana in line for $1.243B more in federal flood relief funding http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/article_daf5803c-bbec-11e6-ba4b-737b4b0e2789.html

Opportunity knocks: Realising the potential of partnerships in the Nepal earthquake response http://reliefweb.int/report/nepal/opportunity-knocks-realising-potential-partnerships-nepal-earthquake-response

Sea spray studied to improve hurricane intensity forecasting https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161206111417.htm

Tennessee and Israel wildfires, New Zealand quake among expensive catastrophes in November: Aon Benfield http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/tennessee-israel-wildfires-new-zealand-quake-among-expensive-catastrophes-november-aon-benfield-1004105221/

Flood Response Using Earth Observation Data and Products https://eos.org/meeting-reports/flood-response-using-earth-observation-data-and-products

Gender & shelter: Good programming guidelines http://insights.careinternational.org.uk/publications/gender-shelter-good-programming-guidelines

New storm shelters ready in Birmingham before tornado season http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/12/3_birmingham_storm_shelters_to.html

Bushfire predictions at the fingertips of fire fighters http://phys.org/news/2016-12-bushfire-fingertips-fighters.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

And then the sea came back http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/soundproof/and-then-the-sea-came-back/8082192

Be Bushfire Ready http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/prepare_for_bushfire/be_bushfire_ready.jsp

Lifelong learning in active ageing discourse: its conserving effect on wellbeing, health and vulnerability https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ageing-and-society/article/lifelong-learning-in-active-ageing-discourse-its-conserving-effect-on-wellbeing-health-and-vulnerability/11AFC1CEF86DE712513A97FC9FDF2D63

Are you prepared for fire? http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/are-you-prepared-for-fire.html

At tsunami summit, high school students commit to curb risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/51166

Get Some Credits! Conserving Land to Reduce Flood Risk and Save Money https://geozoneblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/get-some-credits/

Zombie pedagogies: the problems with using the undead in public pedagogies for emergencies http://roar.uel.ac.uk/5236/

Engagement matters: tools for disaster resilient communities https://www.aidr.org.au/events/aidr-events/engagement-matters-tools-disaster-resilient-communities/

How to make a flood plan http://www.newground.co.uk/news-events-media/knowledge-centre/how-to-make-a-flood-plan/

GeoScience Videos: A Quarter of a Million Views Later https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2016/12/06/geoscience-videos-a-quarter-of-a-million-views-later/

Climate Resilience Means Meaningfully Engaging Vulnerable Communities in Urban Planning Processes http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/12/07/climate-resilience-means-meaningfully-engaging-vulnerable-communities-urban-planning-processes/?utm_content=buffer3e08e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Watch 15 Years Of Earthquakes Rock The Planet http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/earthquake-animation-noaa-pacific-tsunami_us_58420f7ce4b0c68e0480f908?utm_content=buffer14dc9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The causes of Earth’s transition are human and social so involve social scientists in defining the Anthropocene http://www.nature.com/news/involve-social-scientists-in-defining-the-anthropocene-1.21090

How to include animals in your emergency plan http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/emergency-planning-animals.php

Study Offers Coastal Communities Better Way To Prepare For Devastating Storms https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161129114430.htm

 

Enabling Stakeholder Involvement in Coastal Disaster Resilience Planning http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.12737/epdf

Social media and emergency management

There are 6 phases during a crisis on Twitter as shown in the Brussels attacks http://eena.org/download.asp?item_id=215

Twitter has become a popular social media platform for discussing climate change http://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-the-climate-change-conversation-on-twitter

During the tsunami warning that hit Japan in November 2016, the top issue facing disaster response teams was having to manage the impact of social media trolls http://www.getsignal.info/blog/2016/11/30/9-ways-civil-defence-combats-trolls-during-a-tsunami

Social media training for emergency managers http://whotv.com/2016/12/07/iowa-governmental-agencies-learn-social-media-strategy-to-improve-communication/

Facebook features like GIFs for comments, offline communications and shared photo albums are likely soon http://www.computerworld.com/article/3147740/social-media/zuckerberg-shows-off-upcoming-facebook-features.html

Psychology and disasters

Experts warn of mental health woes as wildfires ravage South https://apnews.com/98a40a494ba941569a1ccb9d4a0c6227/Experts-warn-of-mental-health-woes-as-wildfires-ravage-South?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

Research is showing that firefighter behavioral health problems are more long-term than single-event occurrences https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/147994018-Why-firefighter-PTSD-is-like-hypertension/

Family that fled Hurricane Matthew struggles with life in Charlotte http://www.wbtv.com/story/33942931/family-that-fled-hurricane-matthew-struggles-with-life-in-charlotte

Social capital and disasters

Social Capital and Climate Change Adaptation http://climatescience.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.001.0001/acrefore-9780190228620-e-342