Today in disaster resilience (12 July 2019)

Dis 12 July

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Powerful M7.1 earthquake hits Southern California https://watchers.news/2019/07/06/m7-1-earthquake-california-july-6-2019/

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia’s Maluku Islands https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/indonesia-tsunami-warning-issued-strong-earthquake-190707155320323.html

Flood destroys 70 houses, renders 510 persons homeless in Nigeria https://www.environewsnigeria.com/flood-destroys-70-houses-renders-510-persons-homeless-in-c-river/

Ratnagiri dam breach: Flooding causes 44% of dam failures in India https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/water/ratnagiri-dam-breach-flooding-causes-44-of-dam-failures-in-india-65402

China – Thousands Displaced by Floods in Jiangxi Province http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-jiangxi-province-july-2019

Bangladesh – Rohingya Refugee Shelters Destroyed After Heavy Monsoon Rain https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2019/07/08/thousands-displaced-heavy-rains-batter-fragile-rohingya-camps

USA – Dozens of Flood Rescues After Record Rain Hits Washington DC http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flood-rescues-record-rain-washington-dc-july-2019

Spain – Deadly Flash Floods in Navarre Region http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-flash-floods-navarre-tafalla-july-2019

Pakistan – Flooding Leaves Communities Isolated in Chitral http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-glacial-lake-outburst-flood-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-july-2019

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Treat climate change like the crisis it is, says journalism professor https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-for-july-7-2019-1.5198309/treat-climate-change-like-the-crisis-it-is-says-journalism-professor-1.5198311?

Fossil fuel exports make Australia one of the worst contributors to climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/08/fossil-fuel-exports-make-australia-one-of-the-worst-contributors-to-climate-crisis?CMP=share_btn_tw

Permafrost, the glue that holds together so much of the north’s landscape – sometimes referred to by scientists as “nature’s freezer” – is warming up http://projects.thestar.com/climate-change-canada/nunavut/

Study: Rising sea levels could cost Seattle $23B by 2040 https://www.apnews.com/a9bbf0247d0b4a82b87db1fe060ae46e

Amplification of future energy demand growth due to climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-10399-3

Discussing global warming leads to greater acceptance of climate science https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/07/02/1906589116

FTSE Russell launches first climate risk government bond index https://www.etfstream.com/news/8359_ftse-russell-launches-first-climate-risk-government-bond-index/

Coastal Hazards & Targeted Acquisitions: A Reasonable Shoreline Management Alternative http://shoreline2.wcu.edu/Katie/NTB%20July%201%202019.pdf

The distinct burden of being a climate scientist https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2019/07/weight-of-the-world-climate-change-scientist-grief/

David Attenborough on climate change: ‘We cannot be radical enough’ https://www.newscientist.com/article/2209126-david-attenborough-on-climate-change-we-cannot-be-radical-enough/

Enormous Antarctic glacier on brink of collapse could raise sea levels by half a metre alone, scientists warn https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/antarctic-ice-melting-sea-level-rise-thwaites-glacier-study-nasa-a8996596.html

There is a significant chance the Arctic could be ice-free even if world leaders meet the Paris targets of 1.5°C and 2°C https://climateextremes.org.au/research-brief-new-calculations-reveal-arctic-could-be-ice-free-at-1-5c/

 

Disaster risk reduction

The science behind California’s two big earthquakes https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/07/science-behind-californias-two-big-earthquakes/?no-cache

Developing countries must prepare now for profound impact, disaster representative says https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/07/one-climate-crisis-disaster-happening-every-week-un-warns?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Scheme calls for homes to be built ‘better’ after flood to bring insurance premiums down https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-7219629/Scheme-calls-homes-built-better-flood-bring-insurance-premiums-down.html

SoCal Earthquake Map- Early July 2019 https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/socal-earthquake-map-early-july-2019-d09e6239f3284392b395cbc46f3341e0

The Aizawl landslide: evidence from Google Earth of slope modification https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/07/05/aizawl-landslide/

Beaconsfield asks Quebec to take them off new flood zone map https://globalnews.ca/news/5467461/beaconsfield-flood-zone-map/

Flood Re urges extra cash for claimants to reinforce homes https://www.ft.com/content/a9ecbf64-9f42-11e9-b8ce-8b459ed04726

NH10 Multi-Hazards: The Latest EGU Natural Hazards Sub-Division https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/nh/2019/07/08/nh10-multi-hazards-the-latest-egu-natural-hazards-sub-division/#more-1228

Today’s Earth, a system developed by Professor Kei Yoshimura, allows real-time monitoring of the world’s river systems for flooding https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/focus/en/features/fsi011.html

The Growth Impact of Disasters in Developing Asia https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/509601/ewp-585-growth-impact-disasters-developing-asia.pdf

Special Issue “Bushfire in Tasmania” https://www.mdpi.com/journal/fire/special_issues/bushfireTAS

California earthquake created a massive crack in the Earth visible in satellite images https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/08/us/california-earthquake-satellite-images-crack-trnd/index.html

Glenridding flood work complete after Desmond devastation https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-48889564

Let Rivers Flood: Communities Adopt New Strategies for Resilience https://therevelator.org/flood-solutions/

Why in rural areas are flood magnitudes decreasing while rainfalls are increasing? It’s because soils are becoming drier before it rains, which means that more rain is soaked up https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/a-land-of-drought-and-flooding-rains

Does Pervious Concrete have the Potential to Prevent Mumbai from Flooding? https://ajantanews.com/2019/07/08/does-pervious-concrete-have-potential-prevent-mumbai-flooding/

Sharing Multiple Perspectives on Burning: Towards a Participatory and Intercultural Fire Management Policy in Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/3/39

Climate change could intensify DC floods, but engineering can help https://qz.com/1660991/extreme-flooding-in-dc-leads-to-commuter-chaos/

As flooding increases across the country, architects and policymakers are strategizing ways to contain the deluge https://www.architectmagazine.com/aia-architect/aiafeature/battling-a-flooded-future_o

Despite funding loss, cities vow to continue resilience push http://news.trust.org/item/20190709201851-9m5ru/

£67m Ipswich Tidal Flood Barrier wins top engineering award https://www.gov.uk/government/news/67m-ipswich-tidal-flood-barrier-wins-top-engineering-award

These New Orleans levees could be overtopped by Mississippi River surge ahead of storm https://www.nola.com/news/hurricane/article_f31f5436-a347-11e9-beaa-67f2b43123a7.html

Ridgecrest earthquake mystery: Why so little destruction from huge temblors? https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-ridgecrest-worse-20190710-story.html

Global heating: London to have climate similar to Barcelona by 2050 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/10/global-heating-london-similar-climate-barcelona-2050?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

Emergency management

Colorado Invests In Wildfire Response https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/07/05/july-05-2019-hn-two

Record rainfall hit parts of Japan, of 1.1 million ordered to evacuate only 6 300 took shelter https://watchers.news/2019/07/05/record-rainfall-hit-parts-of-japan-of-1-1-million-ordered-to-evacuate-only-6-300-took-shelter/

Meet the all-indigenous fire and rescue team breaking down stigmas in the city https://nit.com.au/meet-the-all-aboriginal-fire-and-rescue-team-breaking-down-stigmas-in-the-city/

Flood victims in Grand Forks, B.C., in limbo more than one year after disaster https://toronto.citynews.ca/2019/07/07/flood-victims-in-grand-forks-b-c-in-limbo-more-than-one-year-after-disaster/

What we learned in Texas after Hurricane Harvey https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2019/07/02/hurricane-harvey-texas-000932

The Downsides of the California Earthquakes https://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/the-downsides-of-the-california-earthquake.html

Escape Route Index: A Spatially-Explicit Measure of Wildland Firefighter Egress Capacity https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/3/40

UK’s lack of plans to protect people from climate crisis ‘shocking’, say advisers https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/10/uks-preparation-for-climate-crisis-like-dads-army?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Recovery Is Now: Navigating the Transition http://jennynovak.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/RecoveryIsNow.pdf

Hurricane Michael destroyed their homes. Then the insurance heartache began https://www.tampabay.com/florida/2019/06/26/hurricane-michael-destroyed-their-homes-then-the-insurance-heartache-began/

‘Thousands evacuated since start of flood season in China’ https://www.euronews.com/2019/07/10/thousands-evacuated-since-start-of-flood-season-in-china

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Citizen aid, social media and brokerage after disaster https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334262193_Citizen_aid_social_media_and_brokerage_after_disaster

The Google KML feeds offer a variety of options, you can view earthquakes colored by age or depth, and an animated feed allows you to animate the series of earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/feed/v1.0/kml.php

People mourn victims of Japan floods one year on https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190706_15/

The Ocean Game: The sea is rising. Can you save your town? https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-climate-change-ocean-game/

An Evolutionary Leap in How We Teach Geosciences https://eos.org/opinions/an-evolutionary-leap-in-how-we-teach-geosciences

New Media in Times of Crisis https://www.amazon.com/Media-Times-Crisis-Agendas-Communication/dp/113857029X

Event to raise awareness of Hull’s flood risk https://www.gov.uk/government/news/event-to-raise-awareness-of-hulls-flood-risk

 

Disaster psychology

Impacts of Wildfire on Children https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-51727-8_90-1

Climate Change Is Causing Us ‘Eco-Anxiety’ https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-eco-anxiety-2639137234.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

Network Structure and Substantive Dimensions of Improvised Social Support Ties Surrounding Households during Post-Disaster Recovery https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29NH.1527-6996.0000332

Inequality is not natural or inevitable https://sdgs.undp.org/2019-inequality/en/

Teens in a Toxic Environment: Lessons from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/teens-in-a-toxic-environment-lessons-from-the-2010-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill

 

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Today in disaster resilience (21 June 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported https://watchers.news/2019/06/16/violent-hailstorms-batter-france-catastrophic-agricultural-damage-reported/

Death toll surpasses 60, 9,300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China https://watchers.news/2019/06/14/death-toll-surpasses-60-9-300-homes-collapsed-as-heavy-rain-hits-china/

Strong eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 9.8 km (32 000 feet), Mexico https://watchers.news/2019/06/15/popocatepetl-eruption-june-14-2019/

Lincolnshire flooding: hundreds of homes evacuated https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/15/lincolnshire-flooding-homes-evacuated-river-steeping-wainfleet?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Drought in Africa leaves 45 million in need across 14 countries https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/analysis/2019/06/10/drought-africa-2019-45-million-in-need?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social

Flooding, heavy rain, a small earthquake and two tornadoes hit Ohio in a 24-hour span https://www.wxyz.com/news/national/flooding-heavy-rain-small-earthquake-and-a-tornado-hit-ohio-in-a-24-hour-span

Deadly floods hit central and western parts of Mongolia https://watchers.news/2019/06/17/deadly-floods-hit-central-and-western-parts-of-mongolia/

Severe storm hits Azores, causing major floods https://watchers.news/2019/06/17/severe-storm-hits-azores-causing-major-floods/

Mongolia – Floods in Ulaanbaatar and Töv Province Leave 12 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/mongolia-flooding-june-2019

Brazil – 7 Dead After Floods and Landslides in Pernambuco http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-landslides-pernambuco-june-2019

Turkey – Flash Floods and Landslides Hit Trabzon Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-landslides-trabzon-june-2019

Philippines – Over 40,000 Displaced by Mindanao Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-mindanao-june-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Jun 2019: Semeru volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Nevados de Chillán https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/81945/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Jun-2019-Semeru-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Nevados-de-Chillan-Sa.html

Severe flooding in parts of eastern Poland https://www.sott.net/article/415352-Evacuations-after-floods-in-Lublin-Poland

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Greenland lost 2 billion tons of ice this week, which is very unusual https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/14/us/greenland-sudden-ice-melt-wxc/index.html

Arctic Permafrost Is Going Through a Rapid Meltdown — 70 Years Early https://www.livescience.com/65709-arctic-permafrost-melts-decades-early.html

Effective governance of transnational adaptation initiatives https://www.sei.org/publications/effective-gov-transnational-adapt/

High-resolution mapping efforts could improve predictions of coastal changes as glaciers shrink around the world https://eos.org/research-spotlights/arctic-glacial-retreat-alters-downstream-fjord-currents

Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jun/14/africa-global-heating-more-droughts-and-flooding-threat

Confronting the climate change crisis collectively through digital transformation and inter-island cooperation https://medium.com/@riad.meddeb/holding-back-the-tide-1404c92a608c

What would life be like in a zero-carbon country? https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/16/uk/net-zero-emission-target-gbr-intl/index.html

How to answer the argument that Australia’s emissions are too small to make a difference https://theconversation.com/how-to-answer-the-argument-that-australias-emissions-are-too-small-to-make-a-difference-118825?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

UK and Italy jointly bid to host 2020 UN climate talks https://www.ft.com/content/3766934e-91ea-11e9-aea1-2b1d33ac3271?desktop=true&segmentId=d8d3e364-5197-20eb-17cf-2437841d178a

Indian cities urged to develop heat action plans as temperatures soar http://news.trust.org/item/20190614062927-tlbt3/

We still have time to act on climate change — but records will tumble for next 20 years regardless of emissions: study https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-06-18/climate-change-emissions-smashing-temperature-records-study/11160340

Setting and smashing extreme temperature records over the coming century https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0498-5

The rapid thaw of Alaska will accelerate global heating https://www.hcn.org/articles/climate-desk-the-rapid-thaw-of-alaska-permafrost-will-accelerate-global-heating

Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people? https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/6/13/18660548/climate-change-human-civilization-existential-risk

Over 180 people killed in eastern state of Bihar, which is witnessing the second-longest heatwave on record https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/india-heatwave-turns-deadly-190618090507114.html

What climate change in Canada looks like https://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/inourbackyard/

The most extensive climate change investigation ever undertaken in South Australia has produced alarming figures showing droughts are becoming longer and more severe https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/alarming-figures-point-to-greater-impact-of-drought/news-story/3162a56cd0c0b17cb39913b4618b2d8f

Canada’s House of Commons has declared a national climate emergency https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-s-house-of-commons-has-declared-a-national-climate-emergency-1.4470804#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=ciYLfPf

The viral image that illustrates the scale of melting ice in Greenland https://www.euronews.com/2019/06/17/the-viral-image-that-illustrates-the-scale-of-melting-ice-in-greenland

Contribution of the Greenland Ice Sheet to sea level over the next millennium https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/6/eaav9396

More than half the world could see ‘record-setting heat’ every year by 2100 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/66045

Himalayan glacier melting doubled since 2000, spy satellites show https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/19/himalayan-glacier-melting-doubled-since-2000-scientists-reveal?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Rethinking the Limits of Climate Change Adaption https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/rethinking-the-limits-of-climate-change-adaption

UW professor, study co-author explains why future heatwaves could kill hundreds https://mynorthwest.com/1421355/dori-uw-professor-heatwaves-study/

Arctic melt goes into overdrive https://www.axios.com/arctic-melt-climate-change-canada-e83ec6a3-6061-402f-92c5-4c887aa603fb.html

With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/climate/seawalls-cities-cost-climate-change.html

CSIRO, NAB chair say shift to 100% renewables inevitable, and likely by 2050 https://reneweconomy.com.au/csiro-nab-chair-say-shift-to-100-renewables-inevitable-and-likely-by-2050-2050/

Expect to pay at least $400 billion over next 20 years to protect U.S. from rising seas, study warns https://thinkprogress.org/sea-level-rise-to-cost-400-billion-over-next-two-decades-2cc600705d01/

 

Disaster risk reduction

With once-in-a-century floods two years in a row, residents and communities grapple with a new reality and tough choices: rebuild or pack up and leave? https://thenarwhal.ca/back-to-back-historic-floods-in-atlantic-canada-force-a-climate-reckoning/

Managing climate and disaster risk in fragile states https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/managing-climate-and-disaster-risk-in-fragile-states.html

Scientists Vow to Report Flood Risk for Every U.S. Property for Free https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2019/06/14/529215.htm

Fault responsible for the 1908 Messina earthquake identified http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/fault-responsible-for-the-1908-messina-earthquake-identified-8812/

Flood Readiness Gets Bigger in Texas https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2019/06/14/flood-readiness-gets-bigger-in-texas?utm_campaign=environment&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=progress

Despite new resilience programs, more needs to be done to protect people living, working in existing buildings https://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/commentary/fl-op-com-new-resilience-programs-more-needs-to-be-done-20190618-a4kke2xrjnconhsc25gcbzzhmq-story.html

Quebec issues moratorium forbidding construction in high-risk flood zones https://globalnews.ca/news/5400630/quebec-construction-moratorium-flood-zones/

How Flood Mapping from Space Protects the Vulnerable and Can Save Lives https://www.planet.com/pulse/how-flood-mapping-from-space-protects-the-vulnerable-and-can-save-lives/

Attribute-Rich Building Footprints Make Flood Prediction More Accurate https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/arcnews/attribute-rich-building-footprints-make-flood-prediction-more-accurate/

Fortress McMurray: After decades of building on the floodplain, a city moves to protect itself from its capricious rivers https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-fortress-mcmurray-after-decades-of-building-on-the-floodplain-a-city/

Resilient infrastructure key response to natural disasters https://www.geospatialworld.net/blogs/resilient-infrastructure-natural-disasters/

Resilient Calgary strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/calgary/

A swarm of 1,000 earthquakes hit Southern California — how nervous should we be? https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-swarm-small-20190619-story.html

Senior Leeds councillors set to back Otley flood prevention plans https://news.leeds.gov.uk/senior-leeds-councillors-set-to-back-otley-flood-prevention-plans/

Economic losses from June flooding in south-eastern China hits almost $2bn: Aon https://www.reinsurancene.ws/economic-losses-from-june-flooding-in-south-eastern-china-hits-almost-2bn-aon/

The HASARD mapping algorithm application is specifically designed to support flooding-related disaster risk reduction at global scale http://www.space4water.org/s4w/web/softwaretoolweb-app/hasard

New 3D Fuel Modeling Helps Predict Fire Behavior https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2019/05/31/new-3d-fuel-modeling-helps-predict-fire-behavior

Earlier, later and less predictable: How the forest fire season is changing — and why https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/forest-fires-climate-change-manitoba-1.5161789

New report provides foundation for better flood management in Cambodia’s Prek Thnot River Basin https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65979

Terra Drone Europe aids Djibouti in flood damage mitigation and port inspection https://www.geospatialworld.net/news/terra-drone-europe-aids-djibouti-in-flood-damage-mitigation-and-port-inspection/

 

Emergency Management

Japan’s weekday testing of emergency alert loudspeakers https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/japan-5-pm-chime

Amazon disaster response team aids recovery efforts from Houston to Indonesia https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazon-disaster-response-team-aids-recovery-efforts-from-houston-to-indonesia/

Japan group launches website offering real-time predictions of disaster damage https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/06/17/national/japan-group-launches-website-offering-real-time-predictions-disaster-damage/#.XQlXgk-P7IU

Wainfleet flooding: Environment Agency ‘warned of risk’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-48673100

What will our response to emergencies look like in the future? https://www.abc.net.au/radio/newcastle/programs/mornings/the-future-of-emergency-services-in-natural-disasters/11227480

Six years after Sandy, Jersey Shore recovery shows shortfalls in the system https://www.curbed.com/2019/6/18/18684095/jersey-shore-houses-hurricane-sandy-fema

Officials respond after claims badgers caused Wainfleet floods https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/officials-respond-after-claims-badgers-2987992

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Voices of Recovery: Hurricane Harvey Long-Term Recovery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZT7ymCfj8o&feature=youtu.be

Twitter and other social media platforms represent a large and largely untapped resource for social data and evidence https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2019/06/18/using-twitter-as-a-data-source-an-overview-of-social-media-research-tools-2019/

Voices of Recovery: Empowering Rural Communities after flooding in Van Buren, Missouri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39f8wLgzkz4&feature=youtu.be

Digital disparities and vulnerabilities: Mobile phone use, information behavior, and disaster preparedness in South East Asia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316621146_Digital_disparities_and_vulnerabilities_Mobile_phone_use_information_behavior_and_disaster_preparedness_in_South_East_Asia

 

Disaster psychology

Once the sandbags are gone, flood victims have to come to grips with the long-term aftermath https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/the-national-after-the-flood-new-brunswick-1.5170873

 

Sociology and Disasters

Kids First: Children as Bellwethers of Recovery https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/kids-first-children-as-bellwethers-of-recovery

Today in disaster resilience (5 April 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Afghanistan floods kill 32, worsen already desperate situation https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-floods-idUSKCN1RB068

Iran calls emergency in flood-threatened southwest province https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-iran-floods-idUKKCN1RB0FJ

Severe thunderstorm in Nepal leaves 25 dead, hundreds injured http://news.trust.org/item/20190331193946-kc1mu/

China forest blaze: 30 firefighters killed in Sichuan https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-47772483

Strong dust devil hits playground in China’s Henan, 18 children injured https://watchers.news/2019/03/31/dust-devil-playground-china-march-31-2019/

Floods Demolish 25,000 Houses Across Iran, Damage 60,000 Others https://en.radiofarda.com/a/floods-demolish-25-000-houses-across-iran-damage-60-000-others/29854736.html

At least 180 people in Zimbabwe known to have been killed by landslides triggered by Idai https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/02/terrawatch-cyclone-idai-reveals-secondary-impact-of-climate-change

Flash Floods Hit Iran Again as Western Province Submerged https://www.voanews.com/a/flash-floods-hit-iran-again-as-western-province-submerged/4857979.html

Peru – Thousands Hit by Floods in San Martín and Junín Regions http://floodlist.com/america/peru-san-martin-junin-march-april2019

Indonesian Mount Agung erupts again, sparking panic among locals, Bali https://watchers.news/2019/04/04/agung-eruption-april-3-2019/

Flooding in Paraguay’s capital http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/flooding-in-paraguay-s-capital-due-to-heavy-rain/article/546829

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Apr 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Ibu, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/78096/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Apr-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Ibu-Dukono-Reventa.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A record share of Australians say humans cause climate change: poll https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/a-record-share-of-australians-say-humans-cause-climate-change-poll-20190328-p518go.html

Cyclone Idai and the New Reality of Climate Change in Africa https://www.cfr.org/blog/cyclone-idai-and-new-reality-climate-change-africa?utm_medium=social_share&utm_source=tw

Climate change and when human nature can lead to rejection of science https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-31/climate-change-when-human-nature-leads-to-rejection-of-science/10952244

Islands are just disappearing https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/are-islands-disappearing

New report launch: Climate change – Liability risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64534

Australia swelters through the warmest March on record https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-01/2019-hottest-march-on-record-in-australia/10959828

Changing the National Flood Insurance Program for a Changing Climate https://www.eli.org/sites/default/files/images/49.10320_.pdf

When the dike breaks: How climate change threatens Maritime lowlands https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/climate-change-threatens-dikes-1.5077253

Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/canada-warming-at-twice-the-global-rate-leaked-report-finds-1.5079765

Building For An Uncertain Future: Miami Residents Adapt To The Changing Climate https://www.npr.org/2019/03/31/706940085/building-for-an-uncertain-future-miami-residents-adapt-to-the-changing-climate

UK Climate Projections 2018: From science to policy making https://cabot-institute.blogspot.com/2019/04/uk-climate-projections-2018-from.html

In ‘The Wall,’ Climate Change Pushes Us Further Apart https://chireviewofbooks.com/2019/03/27/in-the-wall-climate-change-pushes-us-further-apart/

For a flooded Midwest, climate forecasts offer little comfort https://theconversation.com/for-a-flooded-midwest-climate-forecasts-offer-little-comfort-114140

2018 was boom year for renewables despite political chaos, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/04/2018-was-boom-year-for-renewables-despite-political-chaos-report-finds?CMP=share_btn_tw

How tribes are harnessing cutting-edge data to plan for climate change https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/04/01/how-tribes-are-harnessing-cutting-edge-data-to-plan-for-climate-change/

Personalized risk messaging can reduce climate concerns https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959378018304655?dgcid=raven_sd_via_email

“The Invading Sea” wins national journalism award for editorial leadership https://www.theinvadingsea.com/2019/04/02/the-invading-sea-wins-national-journalism-award-for-editorial-leadership/?fbclid=IwAR1J31GBBvsClzS3udyjsusA_d_Ybx3lufWCTfcS-dd31Bg6vBqZgpS4fuI

Last time CO2 levels were this high, there were trees at the South Pole https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/03/south-pole-tree-fossils-indicate-impact-of-climate-change

Iceberg History May Explain Climate Change http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/19387/20190330/iceberg-history-may-explain-climate-change.htm

It’s raining on Greenland’s ice sheet. That’s a big problem https://grist.org/article/its-raining-on-greenlands-ice-sheet-thats-a-big-problem/

Insurers slam budget’s ‘short-sighted’ climate measures https://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/insurers-slam-budget-s-short-sighted-climate-measures-20190403-p51a93

7 American cities that could disappear by 2100 https://www.businessinsider.com.au/american-cities-disappear-sea-level-rise-2100-2019-3?

Great Lakes are rapidly warming, likely to trigger more flooding and extreme weather https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/great-lakes-climate-warming-1.5065922

 

Disaster risk reduction

‘Breaches Everywhere’: Flooding Bursts Midwest Levees, and Tough Questions Follow https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/31/us/midwest-floods-levees.html

New Report Calls for Different Approaches to Predict and Understand Urban Flooding http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=25381#.XJ5VP1vLYEI.twitter

The multibillion disaster centered in Nebraska will spread this spring https://earther.gizmodo.com/how-historic-flooding-in-the-midwest-could-fuel-the-gul-1833615535?IR=T

Answer to Missouri River flood control found in serene waters of Cora Island https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/tony-messenger/messenger-answer-to-missouri-river-flood-control-found-in-serene/article_9706ea70-8f4b-5590-ab17-28dd87631fc4.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

The Mocoa Debris Flow: an analysis of the causes and effects https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/03/29/mocoa-debris-flow/

Colombia: Merged satellite, ground data may forecast volcanic eruptions https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64529

An Update from 100 Resilient Cities http://100resilientcities.org/update-from-100rc/

Earthquake safety law could put California’s hospitals in ‘financial distress,’ report warns https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article228588474.html

California Earthquake Early Warning System Gets an Early Test https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/California-Earthquake-Early-Warning-System-Gets-an-Early-Test.html

Large volcanic eruptions can alter hurricane strength and frequency https://phys.org/news/2019-04-large-volcanic-eruptions-hurricane-strength.html

Corps studies improving New Orleans levees to keep pace with hurricane flood risk https://www.nola.com/environment/2019/04/corps-studies-improving-new-orleans-levees-to-keep-pace-with-hurricane-flood-risk.html

An Unmitigated Disaster: Shifting from Response and Recovery to Mitigation for an Insurable Future https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s13753-019-0214-0?

The Face of Disasters 2019 http://www.seedsindia.org/faceofdisasters/

Asia must prioritize disaster resilience in face of growing risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64601?platform=hootsuite

A ‘seiche’ wave can outpace a tsunami, and both can be triggered by meteorites and earthquakes https://theconversation.com/a-seiche-wave-can-outpace-a-tsunami-and-both-can-be-triggered-by-meteorites-and-earthquakes-114753

Using Drones to Improve Flood Forecasts https://www.uasvision.com/2019/04/04/using-drones-to-improve-flood-forecasts/

Limitations of FEMA flood maps https://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com/flood-events-topics/limitations-of-fema-flood-maps-credit-science

 

Emergency Management

In major change, feds could pay less to victims https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060131529

Puerto Rican families fled Hurricane Maria’s destruction to Panama City. Months later, Michael struck https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-hurricane-survivors-maria-michael-20190328-story,amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

Dramatic drone footage reveals Cyclone Idai’s devastating power https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/26/africa/mozambique-drone-footage-cyclone-idai-intl/index.html

Governments meet in Fiji to address displacement caused by disasters and climate change in Pacific island States https://reliefweb.int/report/world/governments-meet-fiji-address-displacement-caused-disasters-and-climate-change-pacific

The National Disaster Resilience Strategy sets New Zealand’s vision and long-term goals for civil defence emergency management https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/cdem-sector/plans-and-strategies/proposed-national-disaster-resilience-strategy/

The role of businesses in community recovery https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/64528

According To Satellite Data, “At Least 1 Million Acres Of U.S. Farmland” Have Been Devastated By Floods https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/according-to-satellite-data-at-least-1-million-acres-of-u-s-farmland-have-been-devastated-by-floods.html

‘We have lost everything’: Afghans describe deadly floods https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/south-central-asia/227120-afghanistan-deadly-floods-aftermath-march-2019

Iran Estimates Agricultural Losses from Floods at $180 Million https://www.voanews.com/a/iran-estimates-agricultural-losses-from-floods-at-180-million/4854788.html

Flood-hit Territory cattle station owner calls for government support https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-31/cattle-station-inundated-cyclone-trevor-nt-government-assistance/10956714?smid=ABCRural-Twitter_Organic&WT.tsrc=Twitter_Organic&sf210191675=1

Townsville flooding crisis leaves almost 1,000 homeless two months on https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-02/townsville-flooding-leaves-a-thousand-homeless-two-months-on/10959250

Record Floods in Iran Kill 62, Cause Over $1 Billion in Damage https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Record-Floods-Iran-Kill-62-Cause-Over-1-Billion-Damage

The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park acts as a central base of operations for disaster prevention in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area http://www.ktr.mlit.go.jp/showa/tokyorinkai/english/index.htm

Flood toolkit for public health and emergency response https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p0/p00631.pdf

Cyclone Idai: After the Storm https://dec.shorthandstories.com/cyclone-idai-after-the-storm/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Don’t panic, but ‘The Big One’ podcast helps us face the crazy quake that’s on the way https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-ca-st-big-one-podcast-20190329-story.html

Coping With Distress after International Disasters: Tips & Resources for Individuals, Families & Communities https://www.vibrant.org/coping-with-distress-after-international-disasters-tips-resources-for-individuals-families-communities/

The Art of Resilience Exhibition https://www.gfdrr.org/en/art-of-resilience

Social media can help identify evacuation patterns https://wildfiretoday.com/2019/04/01/social-media-can-help-identify-evacuation-patterns/

A continual challenge for preparedness and response leaders is communicating their story. Here’s some hints. https://soundcloud.com/harvard/whats-your-story?in=harvard/sets/leader-readycast

Crowdsourcing speeds up earthquake monitoring https://phys.org/news/2019-04-crowdsourcing-earthquake.html

“What makes the #SafePlaceSelfie campaign so powerful is its simple message and call to action” https://www.noaa.gov/stories/where-will-you-be-on-safeplaceselfie-day

 

Disaster psychology

Flooding can take toll on mental health https://www.ksnblocal4.com/content/news/Flooding-can-take-toll-on-mental-health-507856721.html

New book: ‘Disaster Mental Health Case Studies’ https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351252256

Conflicting cues with emergency warnings impacts protective action http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/59?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=haznote59

 

Sociology and Disasters

Time to enhance global support to the most vulnerable communities https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/politics-climate-change/news/time-enhance-global-support-the-most-vulnerable-communities-1722937

Charting the new norm? Local leadership in the first 100 days of the Sulawesi earthquake response https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/64520

More socially aware, community-based urban planning https://thecityfix.com/blog/socially-aware-planning-key-building-sustaining-communities-hillary-smith/

When Storms Hit Cities, Poor Areas Suffer Most https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-storms-hit-cities-poor-areas-suffer-most/?amp

Flattened by Hurricane Michael, Florida Town Tries to Stave Off Big Development https://www.wsj.com/articles/flattened-by-hurricane-michael-florida-town-tries-to-stave-off-big-development-11554296401?

Today in disaster resilience (8 February 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Rescuers rescued in Qld’s flood disaster https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5884348/rescuers-rescued-in-qlds-flood-disaster/?cs=9397&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bodies of two men found in flood waters in Townsville https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/05/bodies-of-two-men-found-in-flood-waters-in-townsville

Queensland’s floods are so huge the only way to track them is from space https://phys.org/news/2019-02-queensland-huge-track-space.html

6 killed as powerful storm hits California, more heavy rain expected https://watchers.news/2019/02/04/6-killed-as-powerful-storm-hits-california-more-heavy-rain-expected/

Major disruption after snowstorm hits Czech Republic, 10 killed as series of avalanches hit Alps https://watchers.news/2019/02/05/major-disruption-after-snowstorm-hits-czech-republic-10-killed-as-series-of-avalanches-hit-alps/

Dozens hurt after M5.2 earthquake hits Shamakhi, Azerbaijan https://watchers.news/2019/02/06/dozens-hurt-after-m5-2-earthquake-hits-shamakhi-azerbaijan/

Brazil flooding damages homes, kills at least 5 https://www.cbs17.com/news/brazil-flooding-damages-homes-kills-at-least-5/1762152767?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

State of emergency declared in Bosnia after heavy flooding https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/state-emergency-declared-bosnia-heavy-flooding-190205100057671.html

Bolivia – 16 Dead After Landslides and Floods in La Paz Department http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-landslides-floods-caranavi-la-paz-february-2019

USA – Flash Floods in Tennessee After Record Rain http://floodlist.com/america/usa/tennessee-floods-february-2019

Desert highways flood as rains lash Israel https://www.timesofisrael.com/desert-highways-flood-as-rains-lash-israel/

Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Feb 2019: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Agung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/74796/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-7-Feb-2019-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Agung.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

January warmest on record for Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/month/aus/summary.shtml

Boost Your Understanding Of The Polar Vortex With These Visualizations https://www.forbes.com/sites/amysterling/2019/01/30/visualizing-a-polar-vortex/

Ancient Plants Reveal Arctic Summers Haven’t Been This Hot In 115,000 Years https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/01/ancient-plants-revealarctic-summers-havent-been-this-hot-in-115000-years/

Why people in the US south stay put in the face of climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/24/us-south-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

Using the big freeze to deny climate change… stupidity or cynicism? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/02/using-the-big-freeze-to-deny-climate-change-stupidity-or-cynicism

Extreme Weather Events Could Worsen Climate Change https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/extreme-weather-events-could-worsen-climate-change/

One glacial cavity in Antarctica could drastically speed up sea level rising https://mashable.com/article/antarctica-glacer-cavity/

How to change the minds of climate deniers https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/03/climate-change-denial-changing-minds?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Parenting the Climate Change Generation http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/parenting-children-generation-of-climate-change.html

‘Astounded’: former fire chief unloads on politicians over climate change inaction https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/astounded-former-fire-chief-unloads-on-politicians-over-climate-change-inaction-20190204-p50vl0.html

A third of Himalayan ice cap doomed, finds report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/04/a-third-of-himalayan-ice-cap-doomed-finds-shocking-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

Globally, temperatures in January 2019 were a little over 0.4°C warmer than the average January from 1981-2010 https://climate.copernicus.eu/surface-air-temperature-january-2019

Sea Level Rise Risk ‘Hasn’t Hit Home’ for Coastal R.I. Property Owners, Experts Say http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Sea-Level-Rise-Risk-Hasnt-Hit-Home-for-Coastal-RI-Property-Owners-Experts-Say.html

Norway’s Arctic islands at risk of “devastating” warming – report http://news.trust.org/item/20190204175124-vspyx/

Australia’s record on emissions and sustainability condemned by OECD review https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/30/australias-record-on-emissions-and-sustainability-condemned-by-oecd-review

State by state – solar records fell across Australia in 2018 https://reneweconomy.com.au/state-by-state-solar-records-fell-across-australia-in-2018/

Heat is a ‘silent killer’ https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/multimedia-article/extreme-heat-climate-change-health/

The new normal for Australia and it’s being driven by climate change https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/climate-change-extreme-weather/

How Climate Change Is Affecting Our Mental Health https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/climate-change-mental-health_uk_5c5806dbe4b09293b205ac62

As the planet warms, there might be fewer Mediterranean hurricanes according to climate models. However, according to a new study, they will be wetter, windier and last longer than before http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2019/02/05/climate-change-could-make-mediterranean-hurricanes-more-damaging/#.XFn5jNIzbIU

Fire, drought and flooding rain: it’s time for national action on climate change https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/fire-drought-and-flooding-rain-its-time-for-national-action-on-climate-change/

The prospects for skilful near-term climate predictions https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/near-term-climate-prediction-%E2%80%98coming-of-age%E2%80%99

Environmental Photographer Focuses On Protecting The Climate — And Its People https://www.npr.org/2019/02/06/691967491/environmental-photographer-focuses-on-protecting-the-climate-and-its-people

WMO Confirms Past 4 Years Were Warmest on Record https://unfccc.int/news/wmo-confirms-past-4-years-were-warmest-on-record

Could climate change and rsultant extreme weather make it harder to get insurance in Australia? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-06/could-climate-change-make-australia-uninsurable/10783490?pfmredir=sm

International climate change experts and frameworks recognize that women and men face different climate change vulnerabilities, risks, and impacts https://www.insuresilience.org/applying-a-gender/

Polar Thinking https://blogs.plos.org/models/polar-thinking/

Climate change or “just the weather?” Here’s how to answer that https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/02/how-do-we-know-when-climate-change-makes-weather-disasters-worse/

Gothenburg Foresees Impact of Climate Change: Plans to Build a Barrier by 2070 to Prevent Flooding http://gothenburg-400.com/gothenburg-foresees-impact-of-climate-change-plans-to-build-a-barrier-by-2070-to-prevent-flooding/

An overview of global surface temperatures in 2018 https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/news/2019/global-surface-temperature-in-2018

Does climate change influence people’s migration decisions in Maldives? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-019-02376-y

Dangerously unpredictable weather will worsen unless global action taken, NZ-led research shows https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Dangerously-unpredictable-weather-will-worsen-unless-global-action-taken-NZ-led-research-shows

Temperature in Canada’s Saskatoon plunges to lowest in over a century https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-weather/temperature-in-canadas-saskatoon-plunges-to-lowest-in-over-a-century-idUSKCN1PW2HY

 

Disaster risk reduction

Latest edition of Disaster Research https://mailchi.mp/colorado/dr684-disaster-research-news-you-can-use?e=4fda5946f3

Mexico-Guatemala earthquake, felt by millions, likely triggered by the 2017 megaquake http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/mexico-guatemala-earthquake-felt-by-millions-likely-triggered-by-the-2017-megaquake-8314/

Natural Disasters Are Costing Homeowners Big — And The Problem Is Only Getting Worse https://www.forbes.com/sites/alyyale/2019/02/01/natural-disasters-are-costing-homeowners-big-and-the-problems-only-getting-worse/#235f8c753dfa

Renowned seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones speak on local earthquake risks https://www.kesq.com/news/renowned-seismologist-dr-lucy-jones-speak-on-local-earthquake-risks/998097333

Investment in flood resilience measures for Cumbrian manufacturing firm https://www.thecumbrialep.co.uk/news/investment-in-flood-resilience-measures-for-cumbrian-manufacturing-firm/

Interactive map shows flooding risk as Gulf rises and southern Louisiana continues to sink https://thelensnola.org/2017/01/18/interactive-map-shows-flooding-risk-as-gulf-rises-and-southern-louisiana-continues-to-sink/

The Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC) https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/the-flood-resilience-measurement-for-communities-frmc

The Meteorological Culprits Behind Strange and Deadly Floods https://eos.org/research-spotlights/the-meteorological-culprits-behind-strange-and-deadly-floods

Fix past flooding mistakes, prevent future problems https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/fix-past-flooding-mistakes-prevent-future-problems/article_de063764-258d-11e9-a5b8-935152fd7708.html

‘(In)action’- rethinking traditional understandings of disaster risk reduction https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330870163_’Inaction’-_rethinking_traditional_understandings_of_disaster_risk_reduction_Cornes_et_al_2019

Deadly earthquake traveled at ‘supersonic’ speeds—why that matters https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/02/deadly-earthquake-supersonic-supershear-speed-indonesia/

Bushfire planning around our expanding urban environments is crucial for dealing with Australia’s increasing bushfire risk https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/black-saturday-bushfire-planning-as-our-population-grows?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=story

Flooding in Canadian Rural Communities https://uwaterloo.ca/partners-for-action/blog/post/flooding-canadian-rural-communities

USA flood map breakthrough https://www.ambientalrisk.com/flood-risk-usa-breakthrough/

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS): a proactive approach to reducing surface flooding https://www.groundsure.com/news/sustainable-urban-drainage-systems-suds-a-proactive-approach-to-reducing-surface-flooding/

Business owners in Aberdeen have welcomed works which could bring an end to a flooding problem https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/aberdeen-city-centre-business-owners-welcome-work-to-end-flooding/

Turning river level data into meaningful content https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2019/02/05/turning-river-level-data-into-meaningful-content/

New 2018 report outlines Doral’s Flood Protection Efforts https://communitynewspapers.com/doral-tribune/new-2018-report-outlines-dorals-flood-protection-efforts/

As severe events increase, U.S. needs strategy to reduce costs and impacts of disasters https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2019/02/05/in-state-of-the-union-a-missed-opportunity-on-flood-reform

2018’s Billion Dollar Disasters in Context https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/2018s-billion-dollar-disasters-context

Flood Re sets out long term vision for affordable flood insurance for all households https://www.floodre.co.uk/flood-re-sets-out-long-term-vision-for-affordable-flood-insurance-for-all-households/

‘We have to learn to live with floods’: waterlogged Surat to become latest megacity https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/feb/05/we-have-to-learn-to-live-with-floods-waterlogged-surat-to-become-latest-megacity

The world’s watersheds, mapped in gorgeous detail https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/the-worlds-watersheds-mapped-in-gorgeous-detail

Advanced modelling techniques could improve how cities deal with floods http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2019/january/city-flood-planning.html

Preparedness against mobility disruption by floods https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718345388#

Faster flood forecasting to improve responses https://www.earthmagazine.org/article/comment-faster-flood-forecasting-improve-responses

Sharing international flood and drought science https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/sharing-floods-and-drought-science

Emergency Management

Tasmania’s fire disaster revealed in satellite images showing the extent of the damage https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-02/tasmanian-bushfires-from-the-air-satellite-images/10771528?pfmredir=sm

An American’s view of Tassie fires https://firecentre.org.au/an-americans-view-of-tassie-fires/

Housing is key to Puerto Rico’s recovery. Will 2019 see promised funding, solutions? https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna959776?__twitter_impression=true

The speed of the Brumadinho tailings dam landslide https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/02/04/brumadinho-tailings-dam-landslide/

How Queensland is being soaked by an ‘unprecedented monsoonal burst’ https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/how-queensland-is-being-soaked-by-an-unprecedented-monsoonal-burst-20190204-p50vib.html

Townsville floods expert reaction https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/expert-reaction-townsville-floods

Lack of Entry Level Emergency Management: The Need for a Standard of Job Titles https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lack-entry-level-emergency-management-need-standard-job-holwege-mpa/

Hurricane Florence evacuees with disabilities endured unsafe, ‘disrespectful’ conditions, report says https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article225498020.html

Louisiana Flood Victims and the Duplication of Benefits Trap http://www.whaleylaw.com/2019/01/23/louisiana-flood-victims-and-the-duplication-of-benefits-trap/

Townsville residents return home to mud and mess in wake of flood disaster https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-06/townsville-floods-disaster-residents-return-home/10782008

Townsville floods: good Samaritans, wildlife carers run off their feet with animal rescues https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/townsville/townsville-floods-good-samaritans-wildlife-carers-run-off-their-feet-with-animal-rescues/news-story/0e9a2846b0273b1c4a62c33d0622ef3b

Husband of woman killed in Middle Tennessee tornado sues homebuilder for negligence https://fox17.com/news/local/husband-of-woman-killed-in-middle-tennessee-tornado-sues-homebuilder-for-negligence?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Camp Fire’s Dispersed Survivors Plot Their New Homes on a Map https://www.routefifty.com/tech-data/2019/02/camp-fires-dispersed-survivors-plot-their-new-homes-map/154642/

Townsville flood insurance bill hits $80m https://www.star1019.com.au/headlines/116611-townsville-flood-insurance-bill-hits-80m

Black Saturday ten years on – what did we discover? http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/58?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=haznote58

Disaster Aid Targeting and Self-Reporting Bias: Natural Experimental Evidence from the Philippines https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/3/771

Online journal: Tropical Cyclone Florence in South Carolina https://scdnr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=c2d63441bc974cadb52f0bed7528aae1

Death, statistics and a disaster zone: the struggle to count the dead after Hurricane Maria https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00442-0

In Texas, hundreds of victims of the flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey are suing the federal government https://www.marketplace.org/2019/02/06/economy/houston-residents-reservoir-argue-flooding-amounted-land-taking

It’s a disaster when home isn’t considered ‘a home’ for flood relief https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/06/its-a-disaster-when-home-isnt-considered-a-home-for-flood-relief

Copernicus EMS Monitors Floods in Australia https://emergency.copernicus.eu/mapping/ems/copernicus-ems-monitors-floods-australia

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The powerful story of a family who lose their home in a bushfire and their journey of recovery https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/young-adult-fiction/The-House-on-the-Mountain-Ella-Holcombe-illustrated-by-David-Cox-9781760636968

‘We can all recover’: bereaved families remember victims of Black Saturday https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/04/we-can-all-recover-bereaved-families-remember-victims-of-black-saturday?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Social media and the social sciences: methods and tools for academic research https://wasimahmed.org/2019/01/27/social-media-and-the-social-sciences-methods-and-tools-for-academic-research-must-read-for-2019/

Learning hard lessons of Black Saturday https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5881564/learning-hard-lessons-of-black-saturday/

Community initiatives for sharing flood risk information across border: case study from Ghagara river basin https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/63391

How to Reduce the Impact of Flooding: 5 Steps to Flood Resilience https://thefloodhub.co.uk/knowledge-hub/#how-to-reduce-the-impact-of-flooding-5-steps-to-flood-resilience

Even as internet use has grown in emerging economies, social media use is somewhat less widespread- In Mexico, the Philippines, Brazil and South Africa, half or more report using social media http://www.pewglobal.org/2019/02/05/digital-connectivity-growing-rapidly-in-emerging-economies/

Global internet and social media use in 2019 –latest stats https://wearesocial.com/blog/2019/01/digital-2019-global-internet-use-accelerates

What can we do to better prepare communities for floods? https://www.redcross.ca/blog/2019/2/what-can-we-do-to-better-prepare-communities-for-floods

Disaster narratives: Flooding in Townsville https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/disaster-narratives-flooding-in-townsville,12350

Flood impact in north-west Queensland revealed in dramatic time-lapse vision https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-07/time-lapse-images-show-dramatic-flood-rise-north-west-qld/10791932

 

Disaster psychology

Part three of our series exploring the enduring appeal of bushy, fire-prone places https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-03/kinglake-black-saturday-bushfire-anniversary-we-live-here/10739546

Lessons of Black Saturday ignored as Australians forget, research shows https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/lessons-of-black-saturday-ignored-as-australians-forget-research-shows-20190205-p50vtw.html?platform=hootsuite

The Black Saturday bushfires taught us that disasters are a unique form of trauma – learning how to respond can help people and their communities recover https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/black-saturday-understanding-disaster-recovery-and-resilience

 

Sociology and Disasters

Enduring the tide: the flooded Philippine islands that locals won’t leave https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/01/enduring-the-tide-the-flooded-philippine-islands-that-locals-wont-leave

Social resilience in the context of urban development in Christchurch, New Zealand https://opus.ostfalia.de/frontdoor/deliver/index/docId/993/file/Menking_2018_Social_Resilience_Christchurch_New_Zealand.pdf

Resilience-Based Approaches and Public Policy: Operational Views https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-10-7362-5_3

Today in disaster resilience (1 February 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Queensland rain: Daintree River beats 118 year flood record cutting off hundreds https://www.9news.com.au/national/2019/01/28/06/38/queensland-flooding-rainfall-daintree-river-record-level?ocid=Social-9News

Tasmanian bushfire property losses expected today as authorities warn of ‘risk to life’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-29/bushfire-risk-to-life-still-high-in-tasmania/10756452

Brazil – Hundreds Missing After Tailings Dam Collapse in Minas Gerais http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-tailings-dam-collapse-brumadinho-minas-gerais-january-2019

Havana tornado: Cuba’s capital hit by rare twister https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47025852?ocid=socialflow_twitter

Congo Ebola cases rise to 736 as problems noted in Katwa http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2019/01/congo-ebola-cases-rise-736-problems-noted-katwa

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides jumps to 68 https://coconuts.co/jakarta/news/death-toll-indonesia-floods-landslides-sulawesi-climbs-68-thousands-forced-flee-homes/

Algeria’s civil protection unit said on Saturday that five people died after being swept away by flood waters https://www.sott.net/article/405818-Flooding-kills-five-in-snow-hit-Algeria

Strong injuring mining earthquake near Rudna, Poland – 8 miners missing, 10 injured – January 29, 2019 https://earthquake-report.com/2019/01/29/moderate-earthquake-poland-january-29-2019/

Two dead one missing after floods, landslides in the Philippines https://www.sott.net/article/405960-2-dead-1-missing-due-to-floods-landslide-in-the-Philippines

A powerful polar vortex is blamed for at least seven deaths across the Midwest https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/temperatures-plunge-historic-lows-not-seen-decades-n964391

Peru – Heavy Rain Causes Building to Collapse in Apurímac Region http://floodlist.com/america/peru-hotel-collapse-rain-flood-apurimac-january-2019

Indonesia – Deadly Landslide in Bali http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-landslide-kubutambahan-bali-january-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 31 Jan 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Planchón-Peteroa, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/74424/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-Jan-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Planchon-Peteroa-Sabanc.html

12 killed and over 170 injured as severe floods hit Saudi Arabia https://watchers.news/2019/01/30/saudi-arabia-flood-january-2019/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate Change’s Hidden Victim: Your Mental Health https://medium.com/s/2069/the-emotional-damage-done-by-climate-change-2f8f9ad59155

Leaving no-one behind: Including a billion people to adapt to climate change https://www.adaptation-undp.org/leaving-no-one-behind-including-billion-people-adapt-climate-change#.XE7BWQtvGaQ.twitter

Get used to polar vortex outbreaks https://phys.org/news/2019-01-science-polar-vortex-outbreaks.html
Faster CO₂ rise expected in 2019 https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2019/2019-carbondioxide-forecast?WT.mc_id=LinkedIn_Content

Sea Level Rise Has Eroded $400 Million In Regional Home Values, Study Says https://www.wbur.org/news/2019/01/22/flooding-already-costing-homeowners-millions-in-lost-appreciation-study-finds

Can we take climate change more seriously? https://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/20190128184911-is-there-a-way-that-scientists-and-meteorologists-can-help-regular-citizens-take-climate-change-more-seriously/

Losses caused to India doubled due to change in climate https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/losses-caused-to-india-doubled-due-to-change-in-climate/story-Fa6agqIHvTYlCXWvX0iHIJ.html

The Next Financial Crisis Could Be Caused by Climate Change https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59xpxa/the-next-financial-crisis-could-be-caused-by-climate-change?utm_source=vicetwitterus

Climate change: The more we know, the worse it seems https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/25/opinions/climate-change-getting-worse-intl/index.html

People-powered climate change adaptation in Nepal https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/in-pictures-peoplepowered-climate-adaptation-in-nepal

Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/01/climate-change-colder-winters-global-warming-polar-vortex/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=social::src=twitter::cmp=editorial::add=tw20190127env-resurfcoldweather::rid=&sf206643510=1

U.S. Climate Concern Is Trending Upward https://www.carbontax.org/blog/2019/01/28/u-s-climate-concern-is-trending-upward/

World to miss 2020 climate ‘turning point’: analysis https://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/health/World-to-miss-2020-climate-turning-point/1954202-4945374-nnsgg8z/index.html

‘A January to forget’: Hot end to month puts heat records in play https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/a-january-to-forget-hot-end-to-month-puts-heat-records-in-play-20190129-p50u9i.html

Virtual-reality app shows future sea-level rise in San Francisco https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/01/app-shows-future-sea-level-rise/

ICRC to UN Security Council: Double impact of climate change and armed conflict harms people’s ability to cope https://reliefweb.int/report/world/icrc-un-security-council-double-impact-climate-change-and-armed-conflict-harms-people-s?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shared&utm_source=twitter.com

Rapidly receding Arctic Canada glaciers revealing landscapes continuously ice-covered for more than 40,000 years https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08307-w

Disclosure of climate-related financial risk https://riskfrontiers.com/disclosure-of-climate-related-financial-risk/

Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy https://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-germany-coal-power-20190126-story.html

The World Just Experienced the Four Hottest Years on Record https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/nasa-noaa-shutdown-2018-warmest-climate-record/581221/

Your World Is Going to Shatter: A letter from the future https://medium.com/s/2069/your-world-is-going-to-shatter-620ac40ec25c

Here’s How Much Ice Antarctica Is Losing—It’s a Lot https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/heres-how-much-ice-antarctica-is-losing-its-a-lot/

U.S. Midwest Freezes, Australia Burns: This Is the Age of Weather Extremes https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/29/climate/global-warming-extreme-weather.html

European waters drive ocean overturning, key for regulating climate https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190131143344.htm

U.S. Intelligence Officials Warn Climate Change Is a Worldwide Threat https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30012019/worldwide-threat-assessment-climate-change-intelligence-agencies-national-security?amp&__twitter_impression=true

In pictures: Polar vortex strikes North America https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47071683?ocid=socialflow_twitter

Polar vortex: Whatever happened to global warming? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47078054

 

Disaster risk reduction

New earthquake risk model could better inform disaster planning https://phys.org/news/2018-09-earthquake-disaster.html

To Improve Disaster Preparedness and Urban Resilience, Japan Shares Best Practices with Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/09/26/to-improve-disaster-preparedness-and-urban-resilience-japan-shares-best-practices-with-armenia-kyrgyz-republic-and-tajikistan

Near-Real-Time Flood Forecasting Based on Satellite Precipitation Products https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/11/3/252

Ontario Overland Flood Risk Mapping https://www.cityfloodmap.com/2016/06/ontario-overland-flood-risk-mapping.html

Pennsylvania Flood risk and mitigation https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/fact-sheets/2019/01/pennsylvania-flood-risk-and-mitigation

Ashghal to upgrade tunnel designs to prevent flooding https://www.gulf-times.com/story/620322/Ashghal-to-upgrade-tunnel-designs-to-prevent-flood

County recognized for floodplain management program https://www.fayettetribune.com/news/county-recognized-for-floodplain-management-program/article_73afbc9c-2000-11e9-85eb-2380a27c92c4.html

Signs of progress on national flood program for Canada https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/is-flood-re-coming-to-canada-1004151282/

Incorporating inland flooding into hurricane evacuation decision support modeling https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-019-03573-9

Google’s AI can predict floods with 75% precision https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/29/googles-ai-can-predict-floods-with-75-precision/

Space technology predicts droughts several months in advance http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/space-technology-predicts-droughts-several-months-in-advance

Understanding impacts of flooding and drought in South East Asia https://nerc.ukri.org/press/releases/2019/04-impacts/

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Zambia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOygmQFnaXY&feature=youtu.be

From El Nino to earthquakes: A leading disaster watcher scans the horizon for 2019 https://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2019/01/29/el-nino-earthquakes-leading-disaster-watcher-scans-horizon-2019

Extreme rainfall events are connected across the world https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/190029/extreme-rainfall-events-connected-across-world/

Toward a flood-resilient Kolkata http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2019/01/29/toward-a-flood-resilient-kolkata/

Inside efforts to prevent a regional Ebola crisis in central Africa https://www.irinnews.org/special-report/2019/01/16/ebola-crisis-prevention-central-africa-congo-uganda?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

River levels tracked from space https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190129124901.htm

The Unpredictability of Floods, Erosion, and Channel Migration https://eos.org/research-spotlights/the-unpredictability-of-floods-erosion-and-channel-migration

‘Absolutely necessary:’ Alberta buys more land for flood mitigation project in Calgary https://globalnews.ca/news/4903618/alberta-flood-mitigation-project/

A British tsunami? The Great Flood of 1607 http://www.kyrackramer.com/2018/01/30/a-british-tsunami-the-great-flood-of-1607/

Tackling uncertainty in flood forecasting http://www.hrwallingford.com/news/tackling-uncertainty-in-flood-forecasting

Don’t build mental health hospital on a flood plain, warns St. John’s deputy mayor https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/new-mental-health-hospital-1.4995720

European Flood Awareness System new web page https://www.efas.eu/

Study: Ultra-slow earthquake indicates deep crustal movement near Istanbul, Turkey https://watchers.news/2019/01/31/study-ultra-slow-earthquake-indicates-deep-crustal-movement-near-istanbul-turkey/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Emergency Management

Water Bombing Aircraft Crashes While Battling Victorian Fires https://tendaily.com.au/news/australia/a190128xoy/water-bombing-aircraft-crashes-while-battling-victorian-fires-20190128

FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center in Paradise, Calif., Offering Services to Camp Fire Victims http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/FEMA-Opens-Disaster-Recovery-Center-in-Paradise-Calif-Offering-Services-to-Camp-Fire-Victims.html

Insurance Claims From Deadly California Wildfires Top $11.4B  https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/California-Insurance-Commissioner-Claims-2018-Wildfires-504979801.html

Heatwaves Strike At The Heart And Claim More Lives Than Any Other Natural Disaster https://tendaily.com.au/lifestyle/health/a190124brh/heatwaves-strike-at-the-heart-and-claim-more-lives-than-any-other-natural-disaster-20190124

Culture of bullying could take years to change – Fire and Emergency boss https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/380907/culture-of-bullying-could-take-years-to-change-fire-and-emergency-boss

A Small Island Town Prepares for a Major Earthquake https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/01/vashon-island-washington-seattle-earthquake-disaster-preparedness/581401/

Vale to Dismantle 10 Dams in Wake of Brazil Mining Disaster https://www.wsj.com/articles/vale-employees-arrested-after-brazil-dam-collapse-11548760265

From Disaster Response to Community Recovery: Nongovernmental Entities, Government, and Public Health https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304895

Displaced by California’s Camp Fire, They’ve Been Through ‘Hell.’ As Last Shelter Closes, Where Will They Go? http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Displaced-by-Californias-Camp-Fire-Theyve-Been-Through-Hell-As-Last-Shelter-Sloses-Where-Will-They-Go.html

Fiji’s unheralded frontline disaster responders: women https://www.irinnews.org/news-feature/2019/01/30/fiji-s-unheralded-frontline-disaster-responders-women?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Drones to the rescue as Cyclone Desmond storms Mozambique https://insight.wfp.org/drones-to-the-rescue-as-cyclone-desmond-storms-mozambique-d7f501e40b0f

If the police step up stop-and-search tactics, trouble will follow https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/31/police-stop-and-search-riots-2011-london?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The science and art disciplines are usually treated as mutually exclusive entities, but they have much to offer each other https://eos.org/project-updates/sciart-teaching-across-the-interface

Bottom‑up citizen initiatives in natural hazard management: Why they appear and what they can do? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901118312577

Geography in education: exploring a definition https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education/geography-education-exploring-definition/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab

‘Hell in High Water’: Bluesman taps Mississippi roots in New Stage play about Great Flood of 1927 https://mississippitoday.org/2019/01/29/hell-in-high-water-bluesman-taps-mississippi-roots-in-new-stage-play-about-great-flood-of-1927/

Today in Dutch history: the 1953 North Sea flooding disaster https://www.iamexpat.nl/read-and-discuss/expat-page/articles/today-dutch-history-1953-north-sea-flooding-disaster

 

Disaster psychology

Zeehan residents on Tasmania’s west coast make decision to stay or go as bushfire threat looms https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/zeehan-residents-evacuate-or-defend-in-tasmania-bushfires/10748914

Americares: Healing in Puerto Rico https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrZMbCSi8h4&feature=youtu.be

Mild traumatic brain injury linked to higher risk of PTSD, depression https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/30/health/mild-traumatic-brain-injury-ptsd-depression-study/index.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

Anchors of Social Network Awareness Index: A Key to Modeling Postdisaster Housing Recovery https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29IS.1943-555X.0000471?casa_token=raZWxekXXIIAAAAA%3Ap5MUBflPfkTwI2FE4qsdXyYuMa0i-19Pg1yVvpyNQoUdsWSwxyM0gnRKl8DlrwLVeQuLa6k3LJk&

Role of Social and Human Capital in Household Resilience: Empirical Evidence from an Agricultural Village Community with Exposure to Significant Environmental Stresses in Sri Lanka https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40609-018-00137-w

Quantifying inequities in US federal response to hurricane disaster in Texas and Florida compared with Puerto Rico https://gh.bmj.com/content/4/1/e001191

Social capital and disasters: How does social capital shape post-disaster conditions in the Philippines? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330727013_Social_capital_and_disasters_How_does_social_capital_shape_post-disaster_conditions_in_the_Philippines

The Sociology of Climate Change as a Sociology of Loss https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/european-journal-of-sociology-archives-europeennes-de-sociologie/article/sociology-of-climate-change-as-a-sociology-of-loss/B16D58EC8D7F9AEE3227A35F4A9A5E20

Today in disaster resilience (7 December 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Heavy rain sweeps away cars, leaves Bodrum underwater, Turkey https://watchers.news/2018/12/01/bodrum-flood-turkey-november-29-2018/

Strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits Anchorage, Alaska https://watchers.news/2018/11/30/anchorage-earthquake-november-30-2018/

Brutal flash floods hit Saudi Arabia https://watchers.news/2018/12/02/brutal-flash-floods-saudi-arabia/

7.0 Quake Strikes Anchorage https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/11/30/7-0-quake-strikes-anchorage-here-is-everything-you-need-to-know/#65a815a1d125

Iraq’s Nineveh province declares state of emergency following flash flooding https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/iraq-s-nineveh-province-declares-state-of-emergency-following-flash-flooding-1.798252

Colombia landslide leaves at least 254 dead and hundreds missing https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/01/colombia-landslide-mocoa-putumayo-heavy-rains

Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides Hit Java and Sumatra http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-java-sumatra-december-2018

The largest December tornado outbreak in history of Illinois https://watchers.news/2018/12/04/illinois-tornado-outbreak-december-1-2018/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

7.5 Quake Rocks New Caledonia: Here Is Everything You Need To Know https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/12/05/7-5-quake-rocks-new-caledonia-here-is-everything-you-need-to-know/#49a34a5e1347

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Dec 2018: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/72165/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Dec-2018-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Saba.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Loss and Damage from Climate Change https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-72026-5

Very Hot and Very Dry Conditions Have Doubled Worldwide, Study Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/very-hot-and-very-dry-conditions-have-doubled-worldwide-study-finds

Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46384067

‘New weapon’: courts offer hope for driving serious climate action https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/new-weapon-courts-offer-hope-for-driving-serious-climate-action-20181130-p50jb0.html

Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/02/world-verge-climate-catastophe?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Canadian cities woefully unprepared for effects of climate change: study https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadian-cities-woefully-unprepared-for-effects-of-climate-change-study-1.4201312#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=8wFUUdT

Queensland’s ‘abnormal’ bushfires linked to climate change https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-01/why-qld-bushfires-have-been-described-as-abnormal-unprecedented/10571122

Climate Change First Became News 30 Years Ago. Why Haven’t We Fixed It? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/07/embark-essay-climate-change-pollution-revkin/

Dueling realities? Age, political ideology divide Canadians over cause & threat of climate change http://angusreid.org/climate-change-beliefs/

Sir David Attenborough: Climate change ‘our greatest threat’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46398057

‘We are last generation that can stop climate change’ – UN summit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/03/we-are-last-generation-that-can-stop-climate-change-un-summit?CMP=share_btn_tw

IAG says extreme weather events consistent with climate change https://www.afr.com/business/insurance/iag-says-extreme-weather-events-consistent-with-climate-change-20181130-h18k4k

COP24: climate protesters must get radical and challenge economic growth https://theconversation.com/cop24-climate-protesters-must-get-radical-and-challenge-economic-growth-107768?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1543588466

How Germany is helping cities around the world deal with the effects of climate change https://www.deutschland.de/en/topic/environment/urban-climate-protection-project-cities-fit-for-climate

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets under  1.5 °C global warming https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0305-8.epdf?shared_access_token=zooxRw-On3fgULlmEI7hDNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0P_tXi6EBxQ8p_EcCElhVk0mzj-1VRC3iQllL4RNWUFGvmCZygJ3nW44MDllPI04_p-Z1CDbnGTRkJn-_V-QsSXqjYYE03eFD83L-W5qR6LL7vkdR7Nk8yjrduy42MuVc8%3D

Climate Change Adaptation in Africa http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/climate-change-adaptation-in-africa.html

‘Retreat’ Is Not An Option As A California Beach Town Plans For Rising Seas https://www.npr.org/2018/12/04/672285546/retreat-is-not-an-option-as-a-california-beach-town-plans-for-rising-seas

The psychology of climate change: Why people deny the evidence https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/climate-change-psychology-1.4920872

Making Australia a renewable energy exporting superpower https://theconversation.com/making-australia-a-renewable-energy-exporting-superpower-107285

Follow the leader? Conceptualising the relationship between leaders and followers in polycentric climate governance https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09644016.2019.1522029?journalCode=fenp20

Carbon emissions will reach 37 billion tonnes in 2018, a record high https://theconversation.com/carbon-emissions-will-reach-37-billion-tonnes-in-2018-a-record-high-108041

The Climate Clock: Counting down to 1.5C https://theconversation.com/the-climate-clock-counting-down-to-1-5-107498

Australia won’t lift 2030 Paris target as minister heads to summit https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/australia-won-t-lift-2030-paris-target-as-minister-heads-to-summit-20181204-p50k6v.html

Global Carbon Budget 2018 https://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/10/2141/2018/

Tracing the Path of Carbon in North America https://eos.org/articles/tracing-the-path-of-carbon-in-north-america

Climate change has chipped away at home values on the Mississippi Coast, new analysis says https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2018/12/04/seal-level-rise-flooding-affect-home-values-mississippi-gulf-coast/2154522002/

Playing chicken with the government on rising seas https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/12/05/351236/playing-chicken-with-the-government-on-rising-seas

In the face of climate change, ranking states by prosperity invites disaster https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/05/climate-change-ranking-prosperity-invites-disaster-henrietta-moore-ucl?CMP=share_btn_tw

Global warming will happen faster than we think https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07586-5

Greenland’s Ice Melt Is in ‘Overdrive,’ With No Sign of Slowing https://insideclimatenews.org/news/05122018/greenland-ice-sheet-melting-tipping-points-sea-level-rise-climate-change-arctic-warming?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Climate change made 2018 UK summer heatwave ‘30 times more likely’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/met-office-climate-change-made-2018-uk-summer-heatwave-30-times-more-likely

 

Disaster risk reduction

Bushfires, cyclones and floods put Australia in the world’s natural disaster top 10 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-30/natural-disaster-economic-impact-chart/10499688

Anchorage earthquake was a big one, but it could have been much worse. Why L.A. should take warning https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anchorage-earthquake-explainer-20181130-story.html

Protect, accommodate, retreat or avoid (PARA): Canadian community options for flood disaster risk reduction and flood resilience https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3529-z

Clifton and Rawcliffe flood defence plans on show https://www.minsterfm.com/news/local/2752129/clifton-and-rawcliffe-flood-defence-plans-on-show/

Designing for Flood Risk: European Strategies for Climate Adaptation https://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/committee-resilient-environments-core-4

Egypt parliament members urge government to prepare for floods http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/2/61299/Parliament-members-urge-government-to-prepare-for-floods

Flood insurance rebuilds homes with public money repeatedly http://www.sungazette.com/news/top-news/2018/12/flood-insurance-rebuilds-homes-with-public-money-repeatedly/

Extreme Rainfall and Flooding over Central Kenya Including Nairobi City during the Long-Rains Season 2018: Causes, Predictability, and Potential for Early Warning and Actions https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/9/12/472

Managed retreat: Is the RMA up to it? https://resiliencechallenge.nz/governance-programme/managed-retreat-is-the-rma-up-to-it/

Friday’s massive earthquake was a potent reminder of Alaska’s risks https://www.arctictoday.com/fridays-massive-earthquake-potent-reminder-alaskas-risks/

A new collection of satellite images starkly illustrates the sheer size and imprint of the world’s urban centers and their vulnerability https://e360.yale.edu/features/from-high-above-a-new-way-of-seeing-our-urban-planet

Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/strict-building-codes-helped-anchorage-withstand-quake

How Llanelli avoided flooding during Storm Callum https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-46344363

Bushfires in the tropics: Queensland faces terrifying new reality https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/04/bushfires-tropics-queensland-terrifying-new-reality-cyclones-flooding

Revised ACT riverine flood maps https://www.environment.act.gov.au/water/riverine-flood-maps

Venice flooding is getting worse – and the city’s grand plan won’t save it https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/venice-flooding-sinking-climate-change-sewage-waters-rising-10957746

Report: Maria had $43B impact on Puerto Rico’s economy https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/report-maria-43b-impact-puerto-ricos-economy-59584452

Anchorage Has Had 1,400 Aftershocks In Just Four Days. Here’s Why https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/12/03/anchorage-has-had-1400-aftershocks-in-just-four-days-heres-why/#707210d21d8d

From risk to opportunity: Expanding the risk management toolbox to build more resilient societies https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/risk-opportunity-expanding-risk-management-toolbox-build-more-resilient-societies

Causes of the Anchorage quake http://earthquakes.berkeley.edu/blog/2018/12/03/a-quake-inside-a-diving-plate.html

Restore Louisiana offering buyouts to people living in floodways who were affected by 2016 storms https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_d49673ec-f752-11e8-ba35-6f71f9270ab0.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

The Connectivity Hub aims to help the climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) communities work together https://www.sei.org/projects-and-tools/tools/the-connectivity-hub/?utm_content=buffer043ba&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Urban flooding disrupts local economies, public safety, housing equity http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20181130-urban-flooding-disrupts-local-economies-public-safety-housing-equity#.XAaShAIHFjs.twitter

Adaptable, scalable and cost effective local solution to urban flooding prevention https://phys.org/news/2018-11-scalable-effective-local-solution-urban.html

Tornado Alley shifting east https://watchers.news/2018/12/02/tornado-alley-shifting-east/

Livestock ‘couldn’t escape the fire’ say farmers pointing finger at National Parks for lack of controlled burning https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-12-05/farmers-losing-livestock-point-fingers-at-national-parks/10580338?pfmredir=ms

Scientists release new global earthquake hazard and risk maps https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/earthquake-hazard-and-risk-maps

AI startup aims to predict flooding, down to your block https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/technology/article/Startup-aims-to-predict-flooding-down-to-your-13443313.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Design for flooding: how cities can make room for water https://theconversation.com/design-for-flooding-how-cities-can-make-room-for-water-105844

Sinking Jakarta could face major flooding by 2025, experts say https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/sinking-jakarta-could-face-major-flooding-by-2025-experts-say

Hurricane Florence made history, breaking 28 flood records in the Carolinas https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article222615945.html

Let it flow: In about-face, state breaks and shifts levees to restore natural floodplains https://calmatters.org/articles/restoring-floodplains-reversal-california-central-valley/

Climate Report Proves Need for A Flood Protection Standard https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/climate-report-proves-need-flood-protection-standard

California insured wildfire losses could reach $13B: AIR https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20181206/NEWS06/912325536/California-insured-Camp-Woolsey-wildfire-losses-could-reach-$13-billion-AIR-Worl?utm_campaign=BI20181206BreakingNewsAlert

Planning application submitted for further £112.1m of Leeds flood defences https://www.gov.uk/government/news/planning-application-submitted-for-further-1121m-of-leeds-flood-defences

 

Emergency Management

Camp fire evacuation warnings failed to reach more than a third of residents meant to receive calls https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-paradise-evacuation-warnings-20181130-story.html

A spatiotemporal analysis of fire incidents in Manila from 2011-2016: Implications for fire prevention https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-05-2018-0147?journalCode=dpm

Body Composition Changes of United States Smokejumpers during the 2017 Fire Season https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/3/48

California Regulators to Review PG&E’s Corporate Structure, Safety Culture in Wake of Deadly Fires https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/california-to-review-pges-corporate-structure-safety-culture-in-wake-of-dea#gs.l8ECuMI

Well-practiced collaboration among emergency agencies is crucial to an effective response https://www.governmentnews.com.au/run-diagnostic-on-disaster-plans-expert/

GIS technology aids in effective response to California wildfires https://www.firerescue1.com/amu/articles/393022018-GIS-technology-aids-in-effective-response-to-California-wildfires/

What motivates new firefighters? https://www.firerescue1.com/recruitment/articles/393028018-What-motivates-new-firefighters/

Police exercising independent authority at NSW bushfires https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/police-exercising-independent-authority-at-nsw-bushfires/

The Queensland community fighting large bushfires that feels it has been ‘forgotten’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-02/forgotten-fire-community-in-queensland/10575446

Kerala Government, Congress spread misinformation about bill for Kerala flood rescue operations https://www.opindia.com/2018/12/kerala-government-congress-spread-misinformation-about-bill-for-flood-rescue-operations/

Nearly 1 in 4 businesses are still closed months after May flooding in BC https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/grand-forks-small-business-grant-flood-recovery-1.4930405

New lifeboat to help flood-affected people https://www.chinadailyhk.com/articles/179/146/191/1542966628909.html

Rebuild Paradise? Since 1999, 13 large wildfires burned in the footprint of the Camp Fire https://www.chicoer.com/2018/12/02/rebuild-paradise-since-1999-13-large-wildfires-burned-in-the-footprint-of-the-camp-fire/

Young people most likely to take deadly risks in a flood https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2018-12-05/young-people-most-likely-to-take-deadly-risks-in-a-flood/

Officials question why SC deputies drove into flood, killing 2 mental health patients https://abcnews4.com/news/local/officials-question-why-sc-deputies-drove-into-flood-killing-2-mental-health-patients

Many of the dead in Camp Fire were disabled. Could they have been saved? https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article222044970.html

Hoses used as tool to reduce risk of cancer for firefighters https://bc.ctvnews.ca/hoses-used-as-tool-to-reduce-risk-of-cancer-for-firefighters-1.4206346

Alberta Amends Emergency Management Act https://www.watercanada.net/alberta-amends-emergency-management-act/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Exactly how powerful the Anchorage, Alaska earthquake was https://qz.com/1481131/the-alaska-earthquakes-power-vs-dc-nepal-and-indonesia/

Scientific communication in a post-truth society http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/11/21/1805868115.short

In Youth Vision & Voice in Wood Buffalo, Wood Buffalo youth (aged 14-24) share their experiences, ideas, and visions for resilient and vibrant communities http://resiliencebydesign.com/youthvoiceswb/

Remembering the eruption of Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KVz6ACZQa8&list=PLiS3_A16hqqHWdtqVde4AHFmuzBRS4fZE

The Flood Hub https://thefloodhub.co.uk/

Preparing for the Worst: Experts Recommend What to Pack in Your Emergency Kit http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Preparing-for-the-Worst-Experts-Recommend-What-to-Pack-in-Your-Emergency-Kit.html

Can seasonal hydrological forecasts inform local decisions and actions? A decision-making activity https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/35/2018/

Creating Disaster Health Communications Your Community Can Understand https://www.phe.gov/ASPRBlog/pages/BlogArticlePage.aspx?PostID=320

 

Disaster psychology

Disaster mental health resources launched https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/about+us/news+and+media/media+releases/disaster+mental+health+resources+launched

Psychological Outcomes in Disaster Responders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on the Effect of Social Support http://www.irdrinternational.org/2018/10/09/psychological-outcomes-in-disaster-responders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-the-effect-of-social-support/

Camp Fire: Conflicting Emotions Are Normal After A Disaster https://redcrosschat.org/2018/12/05/camp-fire-conflicting-emotions-are-normal-after-a-disaster/?cid=disaster&med=social&source=arctwitter

Only 1 in 10 Victorians living in areas at high risk of bushfire say they would leave early on days of high fire danger https://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/-/understand-fire-danger-ratings-leave-early-and-live

 

Sociology and Disasters

Function of Social Capital Embedded in Religious Communities at Times of Disaster: Cases of Disaster Relief Activity by a Muslim Community and a Soka Gakkai Community in Japan https://www.fujipress.jp/jdr/dr/dsstr001300071323/

Americans unhappy with family, social or financial life are more likely to say they feel lonely http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/12/03/americans-unhappy-with-family-social-or-financial-life-are-more-likely-to-say-they-feel-lonely/?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true

 

November Floodplain Manager Newsletter from Molino Stewart http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=21145&t=5af5c4b48f778fb301bfb30ee1c53ae3

Today in disaster resilience (19 October 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Storm Callum: One killed as Wales suffers ‘worst flooding for 30 years’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45838058

27 injured as hurricane-force winds batter Portugal https://www.euronews.com/2018/10/14/27-injured-as-hurricane-force-winds-batter-portugal

Death toll climbs to 24 as flood situation improves in Odisha http://www.wionews.com/india-news/death-toll-climbs-to-24-as-flood-situation-improves-in-odisha-171509

Flash floods sweep through valleys in Norway https://www.newsinenglish.no/2018/10/14/flash-floods-sweeping-through-valleys/

4 months’ worth of rain in 6 hours floods southern France, death toll in Europe rises to 31 https://watchers.news/2018/10/14/flood-europe-october-2018/

Flash flooding and landslides devastate Indonesia https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/flash-flooding-and-landslides-devastate-indonesia/news-story/2af1ddbe93cccb21b222c93d19ffa301

Oman and Yemen – Tropical Cyclone ‘Luban’ Leaves 3 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/oman-yemen-tropical-cyclone-luban-october-2018

11 dead in France flooding, as three months of rain falls in one night https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/2168701/11-dead-france-flooding-three-months-rain-falls-one-night

A 2nd victim has died in the Texas flooding, but the Llano River is going down https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/16/us/texas-llano-river-flooding/index.html

45 people and 33 000 livestock killed, 17 400 homes destroyed in Niger floods https://watchers.news/2018/10/17/niger-floods-2018/

Tunisia – Deadly Floods After Heavy Rain in Central and Northern Areas http://floodlist.com/africa/tunisia-floods-october-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Oct 2018: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Kerinci, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/71186/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Oct-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Kerinci-Reventador-Turrialba-S.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

One of the leading climate scientists of our time is warning of the horrifying possibility of 15-to-20 feet of sea-level rise https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/climate-change-sea-level-rise-737012/

Individual action won’t achieve 1.5C warming – social change is needed, as history shows https://theconversation.com/individual-action-wont-achieve-1-5-warming-social-change-is-needed-as-history-shows-104643

Climate change is becoming so real that it’s gaining converts for a carbon price https://qz.com/1422126/climate-change-is-forcing-investors-to-put-a-price-on-carbon/

Climate change provided high octane fuel for Hurricane Michael https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-provided-high-octane-fuel-for-hurricane-michael/

‘Jaw dropping’: New Zealand offers lessons in tackling climate change https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/jaw-dropping-new-zealand-offers-lessons-in-tackling-climate-change-20181012-p509di.html

With climate change fiction, novelists aim for ‘radical empathy’ https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/309764/climate-change-fiction-novelists-aim-radical-empathy/

Sea Level Rise and the Fate of Coastal Cities https://earth.google.com/web/@34.7325449,-94.20824275,312.21005962a,12000013.90194194d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CjASLhIgNzJlM2QwZWU3NGMyMTFlODhjMWNiZjg2OTQ1ZTVlZWMiCnZveV9zcGxhc2g

Raising awareness of climate change in Kiribati https://www.caritas.org.au/learn/programs/pacific—kiribati-building-disaster-response-and-preparedness-of-caritas-partners

Make best use of time to prepare for sea level rise, says coast flood expert http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk-coast-forum-sea-level-rise-john-curtin-environment-agency-1-5735781

2018 is “almost guaranteed” to be Earth’s 4th-warmest year on record https://www.axios.com/climate-change-global-warming-2018-4th-warmest-7d71bd47-f45c-4c52-afde-acdf3ba77688.html

After the panicky IPCC report on climate change, it’s easy for pessimism to set in – but that would be conceding defeat https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/14/climate-change-taking-action-rebecca-solnit?CMP=share_btn_fb

A new scenario resource for integrated 1.5 °C research https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0317-4

Exacerbated fires in Mediterranean Europe due to anthropogenic warming projected with non-stationary climate-fire models https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06358-z

Transforming Vulnerability: Shelter, Adaptation, and Climate Thresholds https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-transforming-vulnerability

The Dutch Can’t Save Us From Rising Seas https://www.citylab.com/perspective/2018/10/the-dutch-cant-save-us-from-rising-seas/573079/?utm_source=twb

Cool solutions http://idrc.canadiangeographic.ca/blog/cool-solutions-heat-stress-south-asia.asp

More floods and droughts in a warmer world. But certain regions will be worse off than others https://www.circleofblue.org/2018/world/u-n-climate-report-water-extremes-unevenly-distributed-worsen-with-more-heat/

While my island nation sinks, Australia is doing nothing to solve climate change https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2018/oct/10/while-my-island-nation-sinks-australia-is-doing-nothing-to-solve-climate-change

NASA’s New Satellite Will Provide Best Picture Yet of How Much and How Fast Seas Will Rise https://www.newsweek.com/2018/10/26/nasa-new-satellite-will-give-scientists-their-best-picture-yet-how-much-and-1170964.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

Flood-hit Kerala has to sensibly re-think its tourism model – sustainability is a must https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/flood-hit-kerala-has-to-sensibly-re-think-its-tourism-model-sustainability-is-a-must/1348176/

Africa, Arab States to deliver on Sendai https://www.unisdr.org/archive/61210

Reducing disaster risks in Kenya, Sierra Leone and Indonesia https://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/reducing-disaster-risks-kenya-sierra-leone-and-indonesia

Only way to prevent disasters is anticipate and plan carefully https://www.nation.co.ke/oped/opinion/Only-way-to-prevent-disasters-is-anticipate-and-plan-carefully/440808-4803724-jtqst8/index.html

Among the Ruins of Mexico Beach Stands One House, Built ‘for the Big One’ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/14/us/hurricane-michael-florida-mexico-beach-house.html#click=https://t.co/ZcrrrNEg6P

The city politics of an urban age: urban resilience conceptualisations and policies https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-018-0074-z

Hurricane Michael insured losses could total up to $4.5B https://www.wral.com/report-hurricane-michael-insured-losses-could-total-up-to-4-5b/17915497/

Solomon Islands to get new seismic monitoring network https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Solomon-Islands-seismic-monitoring

Disaster preparedness in Bangladesh: A shift in paradigm https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/environment/news/disaster-preparedness-shift-paradigm-1646194

Building better before the next disaster: How retrofitting homes can save lives and strengthen economies https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/building-better-next-disaster-how-retrofitting-homes-can-save-lives-and-strengthen-economies?cid=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT

Flash flood risks grow as downpours get more intense https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/10/yes-downpours-are-getting-more-intense/

A Fiscally Based Scale For Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WAF-D-17-0174.1?fbclid=IwAR3yERTt4P8nknf6OO2T-T0f0LZLmh4Wt_UnO2LNjUf8gHB8FhTuB33jsHQ&

Yes, a tsunami could hit Sydney – causing flooding and dangerous current https://theconversation.com/yes-a-tsunami-could-hit-sydney-causing-flooding-and-dangerous-currents-103348

Dutch Masters: The Netherlands exports flood-control expertise https://www.earthmagazine.org/article/dutch-masters-netherlands-exports-flood-control-expertise

Envisioning urban resilience for Tanzania https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/61258

Creating a web map of flood risk https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-online/analytics/determine-flood-risk/

The latest disaster in Indonesia shows the need for the global system put in place in the wake of 2004’s devastating waves https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/04/is-the-world-ready-for-the-next-big-tsunami/

Plan to address Boston flooding http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/10/marty_walsh_unveils_plan_to_address_boston_flooding_climate_change

World’s first wind-mapping satellite set to launch https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05976-3

Why floodplains need to be protected http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/why-floodplains-need-be-protected

After Hurricane Michael, A Call For Stricter Building Codes In Florida’s Panhandle https://www.npr.org/2018/10/17/658156093/after-michael-a-call-for-stricter-building-codes-in-floridas-panhandle?utm_medium=RSS

Surface water: The biggest flood risk of all: Speech by Sir James Bevan KCMG, Chief Executive, Environment Agency https://www.gov.uk/government/news/surface-water-the-biggest-flood-risk-of-all

Tsunami scientists clash with Indonesian government over rules on foreign research https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07030-8

Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds https://www.apnews.com/9ddb3deeec9a49d6a1349b78f1ca0f03

Earthquake sensor network aims to give B.C. crucial seconds to prepare for the ‘Big One’ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/installation-of-underwater-earthquake-early-warning-sensors-complete-1.4867638

Our opinion: Interactive flood-risk map can be a useful tool http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20181018/our-opinion-interactive-flood-risk-map-can-be-useful-tool

As climate change batters U.S. cities, some discuss ‘managed retreat’ http://news.trust.org//item/20181018123410-897y3/

 

Emergency Management

Indonesia limits foreign aid https://www.pri.org/file/2018-10-12/indonesia-limits-foreign-aid

Florida schools scramble to get students back in class after Hurricane Michael https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/14/us/hurricane-michael-schools-students/

Hurricane Michael killed her husband as she watched. She refused to leave his body in the wreckage https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/13/us/hurricane-michael-victim-widow/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_us+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+U.S.%29

Diversity in Disaster Monograph https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/media/6031/diversity-in-disaster-monograph.pdf

At epicentre of Indonesia disaster, Guterres praises resilience of Sulawesi people https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/10/1022962

One Red Cross aid worker’s experience with Indonesia’s back-to-back disasters https://medium.com/@AmericanRedCross/through-my-eyes-one-red-cross-aid-workers-experience-with-indonesia-s-back-to-back-disasters-86b788045bfd

Disasters reveal gender gap https://www.unisdr.org/archive/61189

An imperfect storm: Professionalism and politics in disaster management https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/410859-an-imperfect-storm-professionalism-and-politics-in-disaster

South Island Alpine Fault Earthquake Response (SAFER) Framework https://mailchi.mp/10c290cb547f/introducing-the-safer-framework

Indonesia is reeling from a series of geologically-triggered disasters https://earther.gizmodo.com/indonesia-faces-long-road-to-recovery-after-earthquake-1829756065?IR=T

Why the Current Hurricane Rating System Needs to Be Scrapped https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-the-current-hurricane-rating-system-needs-to-be-scrapped

Hurricane Michael’s destruction wasn’t limited to the Florida coast https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/10/13/hurricane-michael-struck-rural-areas-coastal-communities/1632273002/

Hurricane Michael Death Toll Rises To At Least 29 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hurricane-michael-death-toll-rises-to-at-least-29_us_5bc645ade4b0d38b58728fd0

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dukes-of-hazards-the-emergency-management-podcast/id810691908?mt=2&i=1000407561644

Inside Hurricane Michael’s dangerous, unreal world for first responders https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/10/12/hurricane-michael-relief-disaster-government-response-column/1614920002/

Ghosts of Kedarnath floods: 5 years on, remains of 670 victims still unidentified https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ghosts-of-kedarnath-floods-5-years-on-remains-of-670-victims-still-unidentified/story-QP6TPd4aaPlzv0xKbltMMM.html

Why Stay During A Hurricane? Because It’s Not As Simple As ‘Get Out’ https://www.npr.org/2018/10/18/658258370/why-stay-during-a-hurricane-because-its-not-as-simple-as-get-out?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=environment

Near Real-Time Extracting Wildfire Spread Rate from Himawari-8 Satellite Data https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/10/10/1654/htm

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The importance of raising public awareness about disaster risk https://blog.dfat.gov.au/2018/10/12/the-global-battle-to-reduce-disaster-losses-will-be-won-or-lost-in-asia-and-the-pacific/

Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pets http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/tips/pets-disaster.html

Missing: A cutting-edge hub for risk communication for action http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/mediaactioninsight/entries/1aefac0e-749c-4927-afca-5ebe82ec7fca

Few Auckland businesses ready for disaster https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12143069

Scientists aim to use crowdsourced data to improve flood predictions https://phys.org/news/2018-10-scientists-aim-crowdsourced.html

Should we stop calling hurricanes natural disasters? http://www.theweek.co.uk/97063/should-we-stop-calling-hurricanes-natural-disasters

Multi Hazard School Drills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iy6Wi-idjI

Small businesses and flooding: What are the options? https://www.fsb.org.uk/resources/small-businesses-and-flooding-what-are-the-options

Indonesia’s indigenous languages hold the secrets of surviving disaster https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/61249

Hazard communication by volcanologists: part 2 – quality standards for volcanic hazard assessments https://appliedvolc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13617-018-0079-8

Warrimoo Public School recognised for bushfire ready program https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/5705368/warrimoo-public-school-recognised-for-bushfire-ready-program/

Without captions, warnings about Hurricane Michael failed to reach disabled https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-disabilities/without-captions-warnings-about-hurricane-michael-failed-to-reach-disabled-idUSKCN1MN0D0

Millions Worldwide To Participate In 2018 Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/millions-worldwide-to-participate-in-2018-great-shakeout-earthquake-drills-300733237.html

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Heart-wrenching images of Hurricane Michael flood social media https://aleteia.org/2018/10/15/heart-wrenching-images-of-hurricane-michael-flood-social-media/

 

Disaster Psychology

Recovering emotionally from disaster https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/recovering-disasters.aspx

If you’re suffering from climate grief, you’re not alone https://grist.org/article/climate-grief-un-ipcc-report/

‘A Little Broken’ – First Responders Grapple With Unseen Scars of the 2017 Fire Siege https://www.kqed.org/news/11698335/a-little-broken-first-responders-grapple-with-unseen-scars-of-the-2017-fire-siege

It’s what you don’t imagine that kills you https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-what-you-dont-imagine-kills-kelly-mckinney-1e/?published=t

 

Sociology and Disasters

Perceived neighborhood boundaries: A missing link in modeling post-disaster housing recovery https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303436

Indonesia’s Disaster Politics https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/09/indonesias-disaster-politics-sulawesi/

Podcast: Social capital: tough ties for tough times (with Professor Daniel Aldrich) https://www.thegloaming.com.au/podcast/2018/7/socialcapital-danielaldrich

Responding to natural disasters: Examining identity and prosociality in the context of a major earthquake https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/bjso.12281

Using a natural experiment to estimate the electoral consequences of terrorist attacks http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/10/01/1800302115