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

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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

 

Today in disaster resilience (12 October 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Strong aftershock rattles north Haiti day after deadly quake https://www.apnews.com/amp/eb82c8597cef4c95a473e52540285db1?__twitter_impression=true

Indonesia is caught in a trifecta of natural disasters https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/3km7ny/indonesia-is-caught-in-a-trifecta-of-natural-disasters

Extreme rainfall, unprecedented flash floods wreak havoc, leave 7 dead in northern Iran https://watchers.news/2018/10/07/extreme-rainfall-unprecedented-flash-floods-wreak-havoc-leave-7-dead-in-northern-iran/

Deadly flash floods turn streets of southern Italy into raging rivers https://watchers.news/2018/10/06/deadly-flash-floods-turn-streets-of-southern-italy-into-raging-rivers/

Floods and storms leave 9 dead and 5,000 displaced in Sri Lanka https://weatheralertonline.blogspot.com/2018/10/floods-and-storms-leave-9-dead-and-5000.html

Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall In Florida Panhandle, With 155-MPH Winds https://www.npr.org/2018/10/10/656052881/hurricane-michael-an-extremely-dangerous-category-4-storm-heads-toward-florida?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “Titli” about to slam into India, Red alerts issued https://watchers.news/2018/10/10/very-severe-cyclonic-storm-titli-india-landfall/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

At least 10 killed after massive flash floods hit Mallorca, 5 months’ worth of rain in 2 hours, Spain https://watchers.news/2018/10/10/mallorca-flood-spain-october-9-2018/

11 dead after flash floods and mudslides hit Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala https://watchers.news/2018/10/09/11-dead-after-flash-floods-and-mudslides-hit-nicaragua-honduras-el-salvador-costa-rica-and-guatemala/

Flooding in Florida up to roof level as Hurricane Michael continues destructive path inland https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/flooding-in-florida-up-roof-level-hurricane-michael-continues-destructive-path-inland

Three dead, IMF summit shaken as strong quake hits Indonesia’s Java, Bali https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/three-dead-imf-summit-shaken-as-strong-quake-hits-indonesia-s-10813782

USA – Hurricane Michael Storm Surge Causes Flooding in Florida http://floodlist.com/america/usa/hurricane-michael-storm-surge-causes-floods-florida-october-2018

Death toll rises to 12 in Majorca floods https://www.afp.com/en/news/3954/death-toll-rises-12-majorca-floods-doc-19x7fw6?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Oct 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Gamalama https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/71077/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Oct-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Krakatau-Shiveluch-Gamalama-Dukon.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

“Rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” are required if global warming is to be limited to just 1.5°C https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/08/this-is-not-fine/

IPCC Report on the Global Warming of 1.5 °C http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/

We must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero or face more floods https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/we-must-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions-to-net-zero-or-face-more-floods

Climate Crisis Spurs UN Call for $2.4 Trillion Fossil Fuel Shift https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-08/scientists-call-for-2-4-trillion-shift-from-coal-to-renewables

National Climate Assessment team updates key indicators of global climate change https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/national-climate-assessment-team-updates-key-indicators-global

We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/global-warming-must-not-exceed-15c-warns-landmark-un-report

Sinking cities: How climate change is ravaging the Middle East https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/ipcc-report-climate-change-sinking%20cities-overwhelm-middle-east-floods-alexandria-1950363986

Australia moves to El Niño alert and the drought is likely to continue https://theconversation.com/australia-moves-to-el-nino-alert-and-the-drought-is-likely-to-continue-104636

New book looks at dealing with critical risks from climate change beyond adaptation limits http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/about/news/180928-loss-damage-book.html

It is time for a decisive shift to a new climate economy https://newclimateeconomy.report/2018/

Bylong Valley mine gets NSW Government approval as UN warns against coal energy http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-09/byalong-valley-coal-mine-gets-approval-from-nsw-government/10355668

More Saddleworth-style fires likely as climate changes, scientists warn https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/29/more-saddleworth-style-fires-likely-as-climate-changes-scientists-warn?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Miami wealth manager’s real estate forecast: Prices go down as sea-rise risks go up https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article219359460.html

Dutch Court Upholds Urgenda, Says Government Must Reduce Emissions https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/10/09/urgenda-netherlands-climate-emissions/

Michael Mann: We Are Even Closer To Climate Disaster Than IPCC Predicts https://therealnews.com/stories/michael-mann-we-are-even-closer-to-climate-disaster-than-ipcc-predicts

Climate change and wildfire https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2018/oct/10/climate-change-what-will-happen-hellfire-california-forest-fires?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other?CMP=share_btn_tw

4 big takeaways from the UN’s alarming climate change report https://www.vox.com/2018/10/9/17951924/climate-change-global-warming-un-ipcc-report-takeaways

Representing the majority and not the minority: the importance of the individual in communicating climate change https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/9/2018/

Climate change is a major multiplier of disaster losses http://news.trust.org/item/20181011082340-ipwq6/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Here’s How Engineers Dream Of Stopping Tsunamis https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/10/heres-how-engineers-dream-of-stopping-tsunamis/

As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in ‘Cycle’ of Damage and Repair https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/08/us/fema-disaster-recovery-climate-change.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Here Is Why Earthquake Magnitude Is Not What You Think It Is https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/07/here-is-why-earthquake-magnitude-is-not-what-you-think-it-is/#1930b45f10e0

The Palu landslides – the worst landslide disaster in five years? https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/10/08/palu-landslides-3/

How do we make earthquake forecasts? https://www.geonet.org.nz/news/4ryMpgnog8CYMGqg0esey2

Trust Me, I’m An Expert: Cyclone season approacheth, but this year there’s a twist https://theconversation.com/trust-me-im-an-expert-cyclone-season-approacheth-but-this-year-theres-a-twist-104309?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Even after Harvey, Houston keeps adding new homes in flood plains https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Even-after-Harvey-Houston-keeps-adding-new-homes-13285865.php?utm_campaign=twitter-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Colossal Slabs Are Getting Stuck In Earth’s Mantle — Here’s Why https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/08/colossal-slabs-are-getting-stuck-in-earths-mantle-heres-why/#4410910d7c0f

After the flood, the flood map: uncovering values at risk http://www.wipsociology.org/2018/10/08/after-the-flood-the-flood-map-uncovering-values-at-risk/

Palu 2018 – Science and surprise behind the earthquake and tsunami https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/sm/2018/10/08/palu-2018-science-and-surprise-behind-the-earthquake-and-tsunami/

UN 20-year review: earthquakes and tsunamis kill more people while climate change is driving up economic losses https://www.unisdr.org/archive/61121

Hurricanes Florence And Michael Highlight Monster Storms’ Devastating Differences https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/hurricanes-michael-florence_us_5bbe3ac0e4b028e1fe44463c

Harvey left lessons in challenges of hurricane risk management https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20181010/NEWS06/912324511/Harvey-left-lessons-in-challenges-of-hurricane-risk-management-?utm_campaign

Water situation: area monthly reports for England 2018 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/water-situation-local-area-reports

Hurricane Michael is a monster storm and an unnatural disaster https://grist.org/article/hurricane-michael-is-a-monster-storm-and-an-unnatural-disaster/

Pakistan needs integrated flood risk management system: adviser https://arynews.tv/en/pakistan-flood-risk-management-system-adviser/

Mount Etna is sliding into the Mediterranean Sea at the rate of a few centimeters every year https://www.newsweek.com/mount-etna-volcano-sliding-sea-and-could-collapse-causing-catastrophic-1162173

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Captured in Seismic Recordings https://eos.org/articles/glacial-lake-outburst-flood-captured-in-seismic-recordings

Costs of extreme weather up 251 percent over last 20 years https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-morning-report/costs-extreme-weather-251-over-last-20-years

Did Kerala’s Dams Exacerbate India’s Once-in-Century Floods? https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/asia/keralas-dams-exacerbate-indias-century-floods.html

Hurricane Michael is not a ‘natural disaster’ https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/10/health/sutter-natural-disaster-hurricane-michael/index.html

New Centre of Excellence on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk to co-host Forum and Academy events in Bangkok https://www.sei.org/events/new-centre-excellence-transforming-development-disaster-risk-co-host-forum-academy-events-Bangkok/

 

Emergency Management

Destruction in Palu https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/rngs/INDONESIA-QUAKE/010080MZ19R/index.html

Lessons Learned from Louisiana to Communities Affected by Hurricane Florence https://disasterphilanthropy.org/blog/hurricanes-typhoons/lessons-learned-from-louisiana-to-communities-impacted-by-hurricane-florence/

By shutting down their broadband in the middle of an emergency, Verizon may have unwittingly proved that California needs to regulate Big ISPs https://www.fastcompany.com/90245717/how-the-california-wildfire-firefighters-may-have-rescued-net-neutrality

Access still an obstacle to reaching stricken communities on Indonesian island: UN agencies https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/10/1022352

Want to help after a disaster? Consider waiting a bit https://theconversation.com/want-to-help-after-a-disaster-consider-waiting-a-bit-103211

Nigeria flood: as water levels subside, the needs rise in displacement camps https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2018/10/10/nigeria-flood-water-levels-subside-needs-rise-displacement-camps/

Hurricane Michael forces waterlogged Carolinas to brace for another hit https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/hurricane-michael-forces-waterlogged-carolinas-brace-another-hit-n918166

FAA issues warning to drone pilots in hurricane areas https://www.dpreview.com/news/1706193583/faa-issues-warning-to-drone-pilots-in-hurricane-areas

Video of Majorca flash floods https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6259647/British-couple-believed-five-killed-floods-Majorca-taxi-swept-away.html

Breaking down the gender imbalance and shaping the new norm in firefighting https://www.portstephensexaminer.com.au/story/5684505/medowie-firie-fighting-to-change-culture/

Earthquake warning system will come with some false alarms and missed alerts http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-early-warning-expansion-20181011-story.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How best to communicate flood risk to the public https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/engage-art-situating-knowledge-phiala-mehring/

From engagement to empowerment: how heritage professionals can incorporate participatory methods in disaster recovery to better serve socially vulnerable groups https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13527258.2018.1530291?tokenDomain=eprints&tokenAccess=eUyfXJzi8A3wNbjy8XVq&forwardService=showFullText&doi=10.1080%2F13527258.2018.1530291&doi=10.1080%2F13527258.2018.1530291&journalCode=rjhs20

Participatory action research: tools for disaster resilience education https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328036088_Participatory_action_research_tools_for_disaster_resilience_education

The science project using indigenous Māori knowledge to increase NZ’s resilience to natural hazards https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/teahikaa/audio/2018665566/the-science-project-using-indigenous-maori-knowledge-to-increase-nz-s-resilience-to-natural-hazards

Geoscience Communication – Building bridges, not walls https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/1/2018/

Building a Raspberry Pi school magnetometer network in the UK https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/25/2018/

New Zealand ShakeOut https://www.shakeout.govt.nz/

Participatory ways to learn about flooding in Venice https://jcom.sissa.it/sites/default/files/documents/JCOM_1704_2018_N02.pdf

Teacher-facilitated child-centered disaster resilience education program: a study in Bangladesh https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-4801

How America Fails at Communicating Flood Risks https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/10/how-america-fails-communicating-flood-risks/572620/

International Day for Disaster Reduction – 13 October https://www.unisdr.org/disasterreductionday

 

Disaster Psychology

As the anniversary of the massive wildfires in Northern California arrives, researchers are trying to pinpoint the best ways to treat the anxiety, depression, and trauma left in the disaster’s wake https://www.wired.com/story/wildfires-mental-health/

Weeks After Hurricane Florence, A Neighborhood Still Struggles https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/north-carolina-hurricane-florence-aftermath_us_5bbd035be4b01470d05640b8

 

Sociology and Disasters

Community Businesses as Social Units in Post-Disaster Recovery https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328129198_Community_Businesses_as_Social_Units_in_Post-Disaster_Recovery

Characterising rural resilience in Aotearoa-New Zealand: a systematic review https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-018-1418-3

What happens after a disaster? The Grenfell fire and the campaign for justice http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/libstaff/archives/432

Disasters discriminate – our response should not http://www.eurasia.undp.org/content/rbec/en/home/blog/2018/disasters-discriminate—disaster-response-should-not.html

Gideon Mendel’s photographs center the experiences of people–mainly people of color living in poverty–that are feeling climate change’s effects now https://www.fastcompany.com/90239700/these-photos-of-flood-victims-tell-the-human-story-of-climate-change

Various social vulnerability layers for geographies within the path of Hurricane Michael https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=464c40bad5484aed8fb17bfac0211bc0

Analyzing the Social Lead-Up to a Human-Induced Disaster: The Gas Extraction-Earthquake Nexus in Groningen, The Netherlands https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328212298_Analyzing_the_Social_Lead-Up_to_a_Human-Induced_Disaster_The_Gas_Extraction-Earthquake_Nexus_in_Groningen_The_Netherlands

Uncovering ‘Community’: Challenging an Elusive Concept in Development and Disaster Related Work https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4698/8/3/71#stats_id

 

Today in disaster resilience (5 October 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Three people missing as cyclone brings flash floods in Greece https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-greece-weather-medicane/three-people-missing-as-cyclone-brings-flash-floods-in-greece-idUKKCN1M90RN

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Central Sulawesi on Friday, 28 September at 17.02 (Western Indonesia time). The quake subsequently caused a tsunami that hit coastal areas in Palu City and Donggala. As of 1 October, 844 people are known to have died and more than 600 people are severely injured. https://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/asia-and-pacific-weekly-regional-humanitarian-snapshot-25-sep-01-oct-2018

Akurana suffers worst floods in 20 years http://www.ft.lk/news/Akurana-suffers-worst-floods-in-20-years/56-663823

Powerful typhoon bears down on flood-battered Japan http://news.trust.org/item/20180930032731-oy508/

Death toll from an earthquake and tsunami that decimated parts of the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi has jumped to more than 1300 http://www.thenational.scot/news/16955800.indonesia-tsunami-death-toll-rises-as-relief-efforts-stall/

Another Indonesian Volcano Is Showing Signs Of Restlessness. Here’s What You Need To Know https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/02/another-indonesian-volcano-is-showing-signs-of-restlessness-heres-what-you-need-to-know/#36dc767b7530

Nigeria floods update https://www.acaps.org/sites/acaps/files/products/files/20181002_acaps_briefing_note_nigeria_floods_update_ii.pdf

Uruguay – Flash Floods Leave 4 Dead, Dozens Displaced http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-floods-september-2018

Croatia – Flash Floods in Dubrovnik After Record Rainfall http://floodlist.com/europe/croatia-floods-dubrovnik-record-rainfall-october-2018

USA and Mexico – Evacuations and Rescues After Flooding Rain From Storm Rosa http://floodlist.com/america/usa-mexico-flooding-storm-rosa-october-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Oct 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Soputan, Gamalama, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70923/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Oct-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Krakatau-Soputan-Gamalama-Dukono-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

September 2018 – Australia’s driest September on record http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/month/aus/archive/201809.summary.shtml

As climate change raises global temperatures, are the droughts happening more often? Are the floods getting worse? https://theconversation.com/trust-me-im-an-expert-australias-extreme-weather-103903?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Melting of the Greenland Ice, Seen Up Close https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/10/01/how-the-greenland-ice-is-melting-up-close/

UN report highlights govt inaction on climate https://en.prothomalo.com/environment/news/184251/UN-report-highlights-govt-inaction-on-climate

The Long Hot Summer (part 2) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csxlqb

Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate chance sceptics https://phys.org/news/2018-10-experiencing-extreme-weather-convince-climate.html

The intersection of global fragility and climate risks https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60927

Developing climate risk management approaches for flood risks https://indexinsuranceforum.org/resilience-document/developing-climate-risk-management-approaches-flood-risks

Leaving No One Behind in Advancing Climate Actions: Implications and Opportunities https://www.wri.org/blog/2018/09/insider-leaving-no-one-behind-advancing-climate-actions-implications-and-opportunities

Natural gas could warm the planet as much as coal in the short term http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/natural-gas-could-warm-planet-much-coal-short-term

Climate Change Is Forcing the Insurance Industry to Recalculate https://www.wsj.com/graphics/climate-change-forcing-insurance-industry-recalculate/

Hurricane Florence caused up to $22 billion in damages. Climate change made the storm worse https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/10/3/17925470/hurricane-florence-2018-devastation-climate-change-flood-sea-level-rise

Climate data release again delayed by Government, FOI documents show http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-04/government-delayed-release-of-climate-data-again:-foi-shows/10333056

‘This drought is different’: it’s drier and hotter – and getting worse https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/04/this-drought-is-different-its-drier-and-hotter-and-getting-worse?CMP=share_btn_tw

The new normal? How climate change is making droughts worse https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2018/oct/03/the-new-normal-how-climate-change-is-making-droughts-worse

‘Reasons to be hopeful’ on 1.5C global temperature target https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45720740

Climate Change May Cost the U.S. More Than Almost Any Other Country https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a23552633/climate-change-social-cost-of-carbon/

How deadly is 50-degree heat? Australia’s cities face the new reality of climate change http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-29/50-degree-cities-becoming-closer-to-reality/10308350

Hydrologic impacts of climate change: Comparisons between hydrological parameter uncertainty and climate model uncertainty https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169418306838

Stronger winds as a result of climate change could trigger rapid change in Southern Ocean https://www.climatescience.org.au/content/1219-stronger-winds-could-trigger-rapid-change-southern-ocean

Projecting the Likely Rise of Future Heat Impacts Under Climate Change for Selected Urban Locations in South and Southeast Asia https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-sheltering-series-9

Sea level rise accelerates over time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0D9XTgiGs&feature=youtu.be

Global warming increases potential wildfire damage in Mediterranean Europe https://phys.org/news/2018-10-global-wildfire-potential-mediterranean-europe.html

Prepare for 10 Feet of Sea Level Rise, California Commission Tells Coastal Cities https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/prepare-for-10-feet-of-sea-level-rise-california-commission-tells-coastal-cities/?amp

Adaptation to Resilience Planning: Alternative Pathways to Prepare for Climate Change http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0739456X18801057?journalCode=jpea

Limiting global warming to 1.5C and what it means for Australia https://climate-kic.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/1.5-Degrees-FAQs_A4Report_FINAL.pdf

Vietnam’s children and the fear of climate change https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45738136

Climate scientists are struggling to find the right words for very bad news https://www.washingtonpost.com/energy-environment/2018/10/03/climate-scientists-are-struggling-find-right-words-very-bad-news/?utm_term=.eb9945d7cad9

 

Disaster risk reduction

The Wellington Lifelines Regional Resilience Project https://resiliencechallenge.nz/economics-programme/the-wellington-lifelines-regional-resilience-project/

APEC Races to Contain Disaster Shocks https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2018/1001_warning

New weather model could increase tornado-warning times https://phys.org/news/2018-10-weather-tornado-warning.html

The Rising Costs of Hurricanes https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rising-costs-of-hurricanes-1538222400

UNISDR calls for greater attention to disaster risk in Pacific’s “Ring of Fire” https://www.unisdr.org/archive/60938

Warning system might have saved lives in Indonesian tsunami https://apnews.com/110eb42c03324a08bff5b3e6b58c309e

Lismore to serve as a national “living laboratory”, hosting a research centre to focus on identifying flood risks and how to cope with their aftermath https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/living-laboratory-national-flood-study-centre-opens-amid-dry-times-20181001-p5072z.html?btis

Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia: Progress, Challenges, and Issues https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317344717_Disaster_Risk_Reduction_in_Indonesia_Progress_Challenges_and_Issues

Bristol could be getting a flood and road tunnel under the Avon Gorge https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/bristol-could-getting-flood-road-2053325

Charleston mayor heading to Netherlands to study flood controls https://www.postandcourier.com/news/charleston-mayor-heading-to-netherlands-to-study-flood-controls/article_672a52f6-c10b-11e8-9107-2b17f320e11f.html

Practical and theoretical issues: Integrating urban planning and emergency management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60932

Developing Disaster Risk Management Approaches for Climate Risks https://indexinsuranceforum.org/resilience-document/developing-disaster-risk-management-approaches-climate-risks

Resilience paradigm: Facts for transformation https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60860

Dependence, trust, and influence of external actors on municipal urban flood risk mitigation: The case of Lomma Municipality, Sweden https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918307295

FraneItalia: a catalog of recent Italian landslides https://geoenvironmental-disasters.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40677-018-0105-5

New national flood research centre emerges from the Lismore deluge https://www.scu.edu.au/engage/news/latest-news/2018/new-national-flood-research-centre-emerges-from-the-lismore-deluge.php

LiDAR-based flood model that has been developed to better understand how flooding evolves during a storm http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/52

Lessons from Typhoon Nari: Storm Resistant Housing Shown To Be Effective https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-typhoon-nari

Ohio Saves More than $20 Million in Taxpayer Money by Mitigating Properties http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Ohio-Saves-More-than-20-Million-in-Taxpayer-Money-by-Mitigating-Properties.html

Flooding situations are worsened by poor land use policies https://www.builderonline.com/building/unsustainable-development-heightens-flood-risks_o

This Might Be Why Buildings In Indonesia Were Swallowed Up By The Ground https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/02/this-might-be-why-buildings-in-indonesia-were-swallowed-up-by-the-ground/#5191ff3b1722

Countdown to the Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.unisdr.org/conference/2018/afrp-acdrr

Scientists Aren’t Sure What Triggered Indonesia’s Deadly Tsunami http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/10/scientists-arent-sure-what-triggered-indonesias-deadly-tsunami/

Waze already helps Norfolk track flooding. Soon, it could predict the future https://pilotonline.com/news/local/environment/article_78e14a90-9406-11e8-b191-b77f43df07bc.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

Boiling clouds of ash and gas, moving 100 mph, pose a greater threat than lava, yet the world lacks volcano safety standards https://massivesci.com/articles/volcano-danger-hawaii-world-safety/

Why Nigeria is not prepared to deal with flooding https://theconversation.com/why-nigeria-is-not-prepared-to-deal-with-flooding-104018

Worldwide evaluation of mean and extreme runoff from six global-scale hydrological models that account for human impacts http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aac547/meta

Why Indonesia’s tsunamis are so deadly https://theconversation.com/why-indonesias-tsunamis-are-so-deadly-104158?utm_medium=amptwitter&utm_source=twitter

Would the U.S. Tsunami Warning System Have Averted Indonesia’s Disaster? https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/tsunami-early-warning-systems-pacific-northwest/571888/

Are the Indonesia earthquake and volcanic eruption related? https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/10/03/indonesia-earthquake-and-volcanic-eruption-they-related/1513205002/

Floods are increasingly likely because of the combination of climate change and our growing habit of paving over green spaces https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/03/weatherwatch-climate-change-will-bring-more-floods-can-we-predict-them?CMP=share_btn_tw

Indonesia earthquake: soil liquefaction blamed for building collapses https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/02/indonesia-earthquake-soil-liquefaction-blamed-for-building-collapses

Kolkata Gets India’s First Comprehensive City-Level Flood Forecasting and Warning System https://www.adb.org/news/kolkata-gets-indias-first-comprehensive-city-level-flood-forecasting-and-warning-system

Howard County approves $17 million for Ellicott City flood plan https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/howard-county-approves-17-million-for-ellicott-city-flood-plan/

Bangkok is sinking. Here’s how a new park can protect the city from flooding https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/bangkok-has-created-a-sponge-park-to-combat-future-flooding/

The elimination of smallpox showed how humans can work together to solve deadly global problem https://theconversation.com/the-elimination-of-smallpox-showed-how-humans-can-work-together-to-solve-deadly-global-problems-103653?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

With Costly Floods on the Rise, Congress Passes Bill to Help Communities Prepare https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/10/03/with-costly-floods-on-the-rise-congress-passes-bill-to-help-communities-prepare

What Houston misses when it comes to flooding https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/What-Houston-misses-when-it-comes-to-flooding-13276844.php

Assessment of Critical Infrastructure Resilience to Flooding Using a Response Curve Approach https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/10/3470

Army Corps set to propose hurricane protection plan for Houston https://www.texastribune.org/2018/10/03/army-corps-set-propose-hurricane-protection-plan-houston/?utm_campaign=trib-social-buttons&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Only ‘remote’ chance of an imminent repeat tsunami in Thailand http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30355838

 

Emergency Management

The effectiveness of national and EU-level civil protection systems: evidence from 17 member states https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13501763.2018.1523219

Footage of Palu after tsunami https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/30/asia/indonesia-earthquake/index.html?utm_term=video&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twCNN&utm_content=2018-10-01T09%3A09%3A19

Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Climbs Above 800 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/30/world/asia/indonesia-tsunami.html

Palu damage grading map http://emergency.copernicus.eu/mapping/ems-product-component/EMSR317_07PALU_02GRADING_MAP/0

Philippine farmers struggle to rebuild lives after typhoon decimates crops http://news.trust.org/item/20180924095341-fm0mv/

‘Sickening’ attack on firefighters in Lidget Green condemned https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/16906257.sickening-attack-on-firefighters-in-lidget-green-condemned-by-fbu-and-mp/

Mobile Clinics for Disaster Zones and Low Resource Communities: Interview with CEO of World Housing Solution https://www.medgadget.com/2018/09/mobile-clinics-for-disaster-zones-and-low-resource-communities-interview-with-ceo-of-world-housing-solution.html

Science and politics of disaster death tolls https://www.bmj.com/content/362/bmj.k4005

Sounding The Alarm: How Iceland Responds To Natural Disasters https://grapevine.is/mag/articles/2018/09/26/sounding-the-alarm-how-iceland-responds-to-natural-disasters/

Applying cultural values to encourage disaster preparedness: Lessons from a low-hazard country https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918300554

Kerala flood aftermath: Battling snakes and sewage to clean a city https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45545576

Pass the Disaster Recovery Reform Act https://drra.buildstrongamerica.com/

How Puerto Rico’s Businesses Are Adapting to the ‘New Normal’ One Year After Hurricane Maria https://www.inc.com/leigh-buchanan/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-anniversary-2018-inc5000.html?cid=hmsub3

Natural disaster is inevitable in California. And it can define a governor’s legacy http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-pol-ca-next-california-natural-disasters/

‘Now it’s too late’: anger over Palu’s long wait for tsunami aid https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/oct/02/now-its-too-late-help-trickles-in-for-palu-tsunami-survivors

Local authorities and NGOs are leading the initial rescue and relief effort on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in the aftermath of earthquakes and a tsunami https://www.irinnews.org/news/2018/10/01/indonesia-tsunami-aid-briefing?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Loss from a series of natural disasters in Asia https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/series-of-natural-disasters-in-asia-have-led-to-massive-economic-damage-human-loss-5293861.html

Emergency volunteering 2030 https://www.aipm.gov.au/engage/article/emergency-volunteering-2030

Rebuilding smarter after hurricanes: lessons learned from the Netherlands http://govdesignhub.com/2018/10/02/rebuilding-smarter-after-a-hurricane-lessons-learned-from-the-netherlands/#.W7VNRdczbIU

“A Never-Ending Commitment”: The High Cost of Preserving Vulnerable Beaches https://www.propublica.org/article/the-h%E2%80%8Bigh-cost-of-preservi%E2%80%8Bng-vulnerable-beache%E2%80%8Bs

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Indonesian Tsunami: What Happened, How To Survive One, And How To Help https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/01/indonesian-tsunami-what-happened-how-to-survive-one-and-how-to-help/#2196326d4322

Engaging citizen seismologists worldwide https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article/59/4/4.15/5057184

Recent Earthquake Teachable Moment – Palu https://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/event/5647

Alisa Jacobo, a Case Supervisor at McPherson Family Resource Center shares an impactful story about a client affected by the Napa wildfires https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzybh5DNygE&feature=youtu.be

Seminar 5: New risk knowledges and social learning – platforms and social networks for knowledge sharing and capacity building https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/esrc-workshop-cascade-net-5-civil-agency-society-and-climate-adaptation-to-weather-extremes-tickets-48444580043?utm_term=eventurl_text

An overview of serious games for disaster risk management – Prospects and limitations for informing actions to arrest increasing risk https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917304090

Can seasonal hydrological forecasts inform local decisions and actions? An in-the-moment decision-making activity https://www.geosci-commun-discuss.net/gc-2018-12/#discussion

Addressing Challenges to Building Resilience Through Interdisciplinary Research and Engagement: Addressing Challenges to Building Resilience https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327922483_Addressing_Challenges_to_Building_Resilience_Through_Interdisciplinary_Research_and_Engagement_Addressing_Challenges_to_Building_Resilience

Humanities and scientific explanation: the need for change https://blog.oup.com/2018/10/humanities-scientific-explanation-need-change/

A free app to empower European citizens against natural hazards —like floods, wildfires or heavy rains https://i-react.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=345f9a3ee26a669e01d09217b&id=cd130566dd

Preparedness Matters http://www.preparednessmatters.net/

How People Learn II https://www.nap.edu/download/24783

Buyer Be-Where is an on-line system to help prospective home buyers and sellers understand their risk relative to other properties in the area http://buyers-bewhere.com/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Crowdsourced app gauges flood waters using smartphone photos, webcams and social media posts https://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2018/october/crowdsourced-app-gauges-flood-waters.html

Don’t Believe These Social Media Myths About Indonesia’s Quake, Tsunami And Eruptions https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/04/dont-believe-these-myths-about-indonesias-quake-tsunami-and-eruptions/#732f5a4dbcc8

 

Disaster Psychology

How are you doing? Questions to avoid lasting trauma after tornadoes https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/advice-avoid-mental-trauma-tornadoes-1.4841562

Anticipated behavioural response patterns to an earthquake: The role of a personal and household characteristics, risk perception, previous experience and preparedness https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60944

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Be Contagious https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-can-be-contagious/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Inclusion of older people in DRR https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/olderpeople

The inverse response law: Theory and relevance to the aftermath of disasters https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/5/916

After the Flood, the Political Storm? https://www.texasobserver.org/after-the-flood-the-political-storm/

A global tipping point: Half the world is now middle class or wealthier https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2018/09/27/a-global-tipping-point-half-the-world-is-now-middle-class-or-wealthier/

Lost and Turned Out A Guide to Disaster Preparedness for Underserved Communities https://www.amazon.com/Turned-Disaster-Preparedness-Underserved-Communities-ebook/dp/B009BZG5P4

Socio-hydrological spaces in the Jamuna River floodplain in Bangladesh https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/5159/2018/

Paradise Found? The Emergence of Social Capital, Place Attachment, and Civic Engagement after Disaster http://www.timhaneyphd.com/uploads/1/2/8/3/12836355/haney_2018_paradise_found_.pdf

Emergent social identities in a flood: Implications for community psychosocial resilience https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/casp.2329

Residents in some small, nearly all-white towns in Southeast Texas are slated to reap far more recovery funds than those in larger cities nearby with large minority populations https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/10/whos-losing-out-on-hurricane-harvey-aid-in-texas/571327/?utm_source=twb

 

Today in disaster resilience (10 August 2018)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Lynchburg floods: Flooding fears spark evacuations in US city https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45054961

20 dead, 8 missing as record heavy rain triggers floods in Xinjiang https://reliefweb.int/report/china/20-dead-8-missing-record-heavy-rain-triggers-floods-xinjiang

Myanmar endures worst of Mekong monsoon floods http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6018871/Myanmar-endures-worst-Mekong-monsoon-floods.html

More than 700 firefighters are battling a major wildfire in southern Portugal’s Algarve region, as parts of Europe continue to swelter https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45070498

Lombok: Scores die as quake again hits Indonesian island https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45076800

Two children die in eastern Sudan rains and floods https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/two-children-die-in-eastern-sudan-rains-and-floods

Revenge of the river: How a flood-swollen Yamuna is endangering Taj Mahal https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/nation/story/20180813-revenge-of-the-river-how-a-flood-swollen-yamuna-is-endangering-taj-mahal-1303350-2018-08-05

2 dead in Assam floods, toll touches 45 https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/2-dead-in-assam-floods-toll-touches-45/article24610600.ece

Environment Canada gives Manitoba tornado 2nd-highest severity classification https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/alonsa-manitoba-tornado-severity-level-environment-canada-1.4775513

Dramatic rescues in China floods https://news.sky.com/video/dramatic-rescues-in-china-floods-11463799

On cam: Flood washes away 2-storey house in West Bengal’s Bankura https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/on-cam-flood-washes-away-2-storey-house-in-west-bengals-bankura/videoshow/65307273.cms

A record ‘you don’t want to see’: Mendocino Complex fire has become California’s largest ever https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/08/06/wildfires-continue-to-char-california-but-one-fire-is-in-a-destructive-league-of-its-own/?utm_term=.4b7c08c57a91

Flood water enters many homes in Srinagar https://jkedunews.com/2018/08/07/flood-water-enters-many-homes-in-srinagar-many-people-evacuated-jammu-youth-drowns-in-bemina-while-rescuing-dog/

Flooding in Thailand http://bangkokjack.com/2018/08/05/mekong-river-bursts-banks/

Thousands marooned in a ‘dam-induced’ flood in Golaghat https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/thousands-marooned-in-a-dam-induced-flood-in-golaghat-61326

Algeria – Deadly Floods Hit Tamanrasset Province http://floodlist.com/africa/algeria-deadly-floods-tamanrasset-august-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Indonesians Estimated to Have Been Displaced by Quake Exceed 150,000 https://www.wsj.com/articles/indonesians-displaced-by-quake-exceed-150-000-1533732322

Toronto reeling after rain, flash floods wreak havoc Tuesday night with more showers on the way https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/08/07/16000-without-power-in-north-york-as-heavy-rain-batters-toronto-causing-floods-in-parts-of-the-city.html

Residents in Phetchaburi are building sandbag embankments to save their home https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1516946/locals-brace-for-brutal-floods#cxrecs_s

Two men trapped in elevator rescued from Toronto floods https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45117349

66 houses, 264 shops damaged in Turkish flood as officials visit Black Sea province http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/vice-president-oktay-interior-minister-soylu-visit-flood-hit-ordu-135624

France floods: 1,600 evacuated, German missing at campsite https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45134715

Another Ebola outbreak in Congo, this time in a conflict zone https://www.irinnews.org/news/2018/08/09/briefing-another-ebola-outbreak-congo-time-conflict-zone?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Debris flow hits village in Switzerland http://www.severe-weather.eu/news/big-debris-flow-hits-chamoson-switzerland-august-7-2018/

Indonesia minister says quake deaths pass 300 https://www.apnews.com/f5e00faad919405bb00803a6901e999c?utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter

Niger floods leave 22 dead and thousands homeless http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6042129/Niger-floods-leave-22-dead-thousands-homeless.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Aug 2018: Fuego volcano, Dukono, Agung, Sangay, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Ebeko https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70091/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Aug-2018-Fuego-volcano-Dukono-Agung-Sangay-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Ebeko.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The apocalyptic tone of heatwave-reporting doesn’t go far enough – not when the issue is human extinction https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/heatwave-weather-report-human-extinction-issue-a8478271.html

UK politicians ‘failing to rise to the challenge of climate change’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/16/uk-politicians-failing-to-rise-to-the-challenge-of-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

Australia’s Turnbull: ‘Now we are the land of droughts’ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45075838

Building Resilient Communities: Land Use Change, Rural Development and Adaptation to Climate Consequences http://www.lulu.com/shop/brittany-berger-and-bishawjit-mallick-and-kihwan-kim/building-resilient-communities-land-use-change-rural-development-and-adaptation-to-climate-consequences/ebook/product-23728338.html#formatComparison

We Are All Climate Refugees Now https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/climate-change-disaster-in-the-making-by-jeffrey-d-sachs-2018-08

Chronic Flooding and the Future of Miami https://blog.ucsusa.org/ucsblog/chronic-flooding-and-the-future-of-miami

Climate Change Mentions Are Hard to Find in Coverage of Record Setting Summer Heatwaves https://www.citizen.org/media/press-releases/national-and-state-media-failing-connect-recent-extreme-heat-events-climate

How Not to Talk About Climate Change https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/08/new-york-times-losing-earth-response-climate-change

During the rise of mammals, Earth’s temperatures spiked in a scary way that the planet may experience again soon https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/earths-scorching-hot-history/566762/?utm_source=twb

Destructive Flood Risk in U.S. West Could Triple if Climate Change Left Unchecked https://insideclimatenews.org/news/06082018/global-warming-climate-change-floods-california-oroville-dam-scientists

Domino-effect of climate events could push Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/06/domino-effect-of-climate-events-could-push-earth-into-a-hothouse-state?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115

Adding Up the Cost of Climate Change in Lost Lives https://www.wsj.com/articles/adding-up-the-cost-of-climate-change-in-lost-lives-1533121201?mod=cx_picks&cx_navSource=cx_picks&cx_tag=contextual&cx_artPos=1#cxrecs_s

Valuing the Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change Accounting for Adaptation Costs and Benefits https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3224365&mod=article_inline

On climate change, it’s time to start panicking https://www.salon.com/2018/08/05/on-climate-change-its-time-to-start-panicking/

The Inequality of Climate Change From 1.5 to 2°C of Global Warming https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1029/2018GL078430

Save the Date: IPCC Special Report Global Warming of 1.5ºC http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/ma-p48.shtml

The coastal retreat has begun https://thebulletin.org/2018/07/the-coastal-retreat-has-begun/

Engineers warn that climate change will mean escalating costs for UK’s water industry http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/aug-2018/engineers-warn-climate-change-will-mean-escalating-costs-uk%E2%80%99s-water-industry

Villagers ‘living between life and death’ as Pakistan’s glaciers melt http://news.trust.org/item/20180806100007-e6wwt/

Don’t despair – climate change catastrophe can still be averted https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/07/climate-change-catastrophe-political-will-grassroots-engagement

Arctic carbon cycle is speeding up https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2776/arctic-carbon-cycle-is-speeding-up/

The Mississippi Delta is losing land. Here’s why https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/08/the-mississippi-delta-is-losing-land/

Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change? https://www.npr.org/2016/08/18/479349760/should-we-be-having-kids-in-the-age-of-climate-change

Climate change is making wildfires more extreme. Here’s how https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/climate-change-is-making-wildfires-more-extreme-heres-how

Hurricane Harvey Links to Ocean Heat Content and Climate Change Adaptation https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2018EF000825?hootPostID=438a05cfe7c5ee8039f5a3ce71a3d2c6

Coal industry on steady decline under Trump’s leadership https://thinkprogress.org/latest-government-statistics-show-coal-industry-on-steady-decline-under-trumps-leadership-188e724520e6/

New study on the collapse of Mayan civilization should be climate wake-up call https://thinkprogress.org/a-megadrought-destroyed-the-mayan-civilization-were-next-92e10dea33c5/

How to beat the heatwave: creative solutions from Tokyo to Berlin https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/03/how-to-beat-the-heatwave-creative-solutions-from-tokyo-to-berlin

Terrifying insights into climate change could build legislative momentum for emissions cuts, researchers argue https://phys.org/news/2018-08-insights-climate-legislative-momentum-emissions.html

Terrified by ‘hothouse Earth’? Don’t despair — do something https://grist.org/article/terrified-by-hothouse-earth-dont-despair-do-something/

Global warming to increase water in South Asian rivers https://www.scidev.net/asia-pacific/disasters/news/global-warming-to-increase-water-in-south-asian-rivers.html

No, we didn’t almost s­olve the climate crisis in the 1980s https://www.vox.com/mischiefs-of-faction/2018/8/6/17649906/climate-crisis-solve

‘The Water Will Come’: New book on Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/jeff-goodell/the-water-will-come/9780316260206/

Cut electricity emissions by 52-70pc, CSIRO tells government https://www.afr.com/news/cut-electricity-emissions-by-5270pc-csiro-tells-government-20180808-h13ook

The global heat wave as seen by satellites, airplanes, and weather stations https://qz.com/1349882/drought-wildfires-and-flood-images-from-the-uk-japan-and-the-arctic/

Florida Adaptation Planning Guidebook https://floridadep.gov/fco/florida-resilient-coastlines-program/documents/adaptation-planning-guidebook#.W2w7ManE3e8.twitter

Climate Resilient Water Management http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/collaborations/action-on-climate-today/#ui-id-9

Palaeoclimate constraints on the impact of 2 °C anthropogenic warming and beyond https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0146-0

Influence of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Planetary Wave Resonance and Extreme Weather Events https://www.nature.com/articles/srep45242.epdf?shared_access_token=k5UqlHes_hobBLci-Idw5dRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0Npxhuy_7SSahS4SxGwSjlQCJxh9T7fXl-0aX3aRU4rTpM9kvBmSviOogUsf5ut7KyD4S7HJofz6a1Z3rKI4FauatxMrzItC6lTpyZfZGWWug%3D%3D

Colombia’s glaciers face extinction within 30-years https://thecitypaperbogota.com/news/colombias-glaciers-face-extinction-within-30-years-claims-ideam/20434

What Does Climate Change Mean for Coastal Communities? https://www.barrfoundation.org/blog/what-does-climate-change-mean-for-coastal-communities

 

Disaster risk reduction

Pakistan’s mountain communities brace for flash floods https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/2018/08/03/pakistans-mountain-communities-brace-for-flash-floods/

Will Hurricane Harvey Recovery Sink or Save a Texas City Already Fighting for Survival? https://www.texasobserver.org/hurricane-harvey-one-year-later-port-arthur/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Four Ways Kīlauea Is Redrawing the Map https://eos.org/features/four-ways-kilauea-is-redrawing-the-map#.W2QrvPm78AM.twitter

European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.unisdr.org/conference/2018/efdrr

After Harvey, Houston Hopes to Boost Flood Defenses With $2.5 Billion Bond https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-harvey-houston-hopes-to-boost-flood-defenses-with-2-5-billion-bond-1533470402

Applications of Open-Access Remotely Sensed Data for Flood Modelling and Mapping in Developing Regions http://www.mdpi.com/2306-5338/5/3/39

Despite crises rising, firms are unprepared – Deloitte study https://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/media-releases/articles/despite-crises-rising-firms-unprepared-deloitte-study-110718.html

To See How Levees Increase Flooding, We Built Our Own https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/levees

Flood Thy Neighbor: Who Stays Dry and Who Decides? https://www.propublica.org/article/levee-valley-park-flood-thy-neighbor-who-stays-dry-and-who-decides

Projected increases and shifts in rain-on-snow flood risk over western North America https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0236-4

The impacts and costs of flooding https://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/5/the-impacts-and-costs-of-flooding/?__twitter_impression=true

Sydney’s first resilience strategy a ‘breakthrough’ https://architectureau.com/articles/sydneys-first-resilience-strategy-a-breakthrough/

From natural hazard to disaster: academic to discuss the impact of poor urban planning at public talk http://www.lboro.ac.uk/news-events/news/2018/august/academic-discusses-impact-poor-urban-planning/

EQC funds research on Auckland volcanic surges https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/eqc-funds-research-on-auckland-volcanic-surges

RM50 million spent on assets acquisition to face floods http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2018/08/06/rm50-million-spent-assets-acquisition-face-floods

Report faults years of neglect for 2017 New Orleans floods https://uk.news.yahoo.com/report-faults-years-neglect-2017-orleans-floods-154753234.html

Restoring floodplains to give rivers more room to accommodate large floods is the best way to keep communities safe https://www.americanrivers.org/threats-solutions/restoring-damaged-rivers/benefits-of-restoring-floodplains/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=americanrivers

Scaling up of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood risk reduction in Northern Pakistan http://www.adaptation-undp.org/node/3408

A turning point in China’s disaster preparedness? https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/10768-A-turning-point-in-China-s-disaster-preparedness-

Quick uptake on communities flood mitigation report https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/infrastructure/2018/07/quick-uptake-communities-flood-mitigation-report

An introduction to flood risk https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/guides-reviews/introduction-flood-risk/44157/

Global organisations unite to solve fire safety in buildings http://www.rics.org/us/news/news-insight/press-releases/global-organisations-unite-to-solve-fire-safety-in-buildings/

The era of megafires: the crisis facing California and what will happen next https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/07/california-wildfires-megafires-future-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Cost of Flood Insurance Is a Price Worth Paying https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/08/the-cost-of-flood-insurance-is-a-price-worth-paying/566363/

Future climate and runoff projections across South Asia from CMIP5 global climate models and hydrological modelling https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214581817304573

Laos Suspends New Dam Projects Following Catastrophe https://www.voanews.com/a/laos-dam-project-on-pause/4518337.html

Hunting for Landslides from Cascadia’s Great Earthquakes https://eos.org/project-updates/hunting-for-landslides-from-cascadias-great-earthquakes

Structure of the Residential Flood Insurance Market https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/resilience-lab-notes/structure-of-the-residential-flood-insurance-market/

Hurricane Harvey Wind Damage Investigation https://disastersafety.org/hurricane/hurricane-harvey/

Economic Losses and Displacement Should Drive Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts https://unchronicle.un.org/article/economic-losses-and-displacement-should-drive-disaster-risk-reduction-efforts

Urban flood resilience https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/352098-urban-flood-resilience

More flooding, mudslides expected as wildfires run rampant https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/more-flooding-mudslides-expected-as-wildfires-run-rampant-expert-1.4043300#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=eZf82LR

A levee saves one town but threatens others https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060092987

Thriving in the Face of Disasters https://disaster-recovery.cioreview.com/cxoinsight/thriving-in-the-face-of-disasters-nid-26887-cid-106.html

Disasters are not natural http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/disasters-are-not-natural-jason-von-meding/9920536

Kīlauea Eruption Abruptly Slows Down https://eos.org/articles/kilauea-eruption-abruptly-slows-down

A preliminary report on the 2018 Lombok region – Indonesia earthquakes https://www.emsc-csem.org/Files/news/Earthquakes_reports/Lombok%20earthquake%20report%20GTV%209-8-2018.pdf

Caribbean states kick off green defense against disasters http://news.trust.org/item/20180809201319-lf7i5/

NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Forecast, Says El Niño Likely on the Way https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09082018/hurricane-season-2018-atlantic-forecast-update-el-nino-cooler-ocean-temperatures

Urban flood risk management in Pakistan https://dailytimes.com.pk/280433/urban-flood-risk-management-in-pakistan/

Variation of extreme drought and flood in North China revealed by document-based seasonal precipitation reconstruction for the past 300 years https://www.clim-past.net/14/1135/2018/

 

Emergency Management

Overview of CWC’s Flood Monitoring & Forecasting in North East India https://sandrp.in/2018/08/05/overview-of-cwcs-flood-monitoring-forecasting-in-north-east-india/

Stories of survival: Escaping the floodwaters in Laos https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2018/08/03/stories-survival-escaping-floodwaters-laos/?platform=hootsuite

Defining Extreme Wildfire Events: Difficulties, Challenges, and Impacts http://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/1/9

Federal Disaster Recovery Efforts Are ‘Not Sustainable,’ Report Says https://www.routefifty.com/management/2018/08/federal-disaster-recovery-not-sustainable/150249/

The Grenfell inquiry: tragic revelations of failure, buck-passing … and bravery https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/04/grenfell-inquiry-tragic-revelations-failure-bravery

The architecture of relief: how design builds hope in the wake of disaster https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/the-architecture-of-relief-how-design-builds-hope-in-the-wake-of-disaster-20180727-h138dq.html

Siege review: Deborah Snow’s compelling account of the Lindt Cafe disaster https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/siege-review-deborah-snows-compelling-account-of-the-lindt-cafe-disaster-20180725-h1354f.html

‘No one expected a fire tornado.’ Jerry Brown says wildfires are going to get expensive https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article215852940.html

In Nepal, a rushed earthquake rebuild leads to a mountain of debt https://www.irinnews.org/news-feature/2018/08/06/nepal-rushed-earthquake-rebuild-leads-mountain-debt?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Medical supplies, tents and other aid rushed to victims of Indonesia quake that killed at least 98 people http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-indonesia-earthquake-20180806-story.html

CFS volunteer hours have soared as summers and bushfire seasons lengthen https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/news-story/cef8ab9471eaf659dfdb6ad3911cd096

West Japan flood victims still living in despair a month after disaster: survey https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/08/06/national/west-japan-flood-victims-still-living-despair-month-disaster-survey/#.W2jRztIzbIU

Higher inflow to Doyang reservoir forced release of water: NEEPCO https://www.time8.in/neepco-denies-flood-charges-says-higher-inflow-to-doyang-reservoir-forced-release-of-water/

249 Nights Away at California Fires: Firefighter Families Cope With a ‘New Normal’ http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/249-nights-away-at-California-fires-Firefighter-families-cope-with-a-new-normal.html

Landmine risk for thousands displaced by floods in Laos https://uk.reuters.com/article/laos-floods-landmines/landmine-risk-for-thousands-displaced-by-floods-in-laos-idUKL5N1UY19M

India floods: ‘I’ll have nothing if I leave my house’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-india-45091665/india-floods-i-ll-have-nothing-if-i-leave-my-house

Myanmar people struggle amid floods https://www.mmtimes.com/news/myanmar-people-struggle-amid-floods.html

Tackling a known unknown: How post-disaster aid can provide what people really need http://blogs.worldbank.org/eastasiapacific/tackling-known-unknown-how-post-disaster-aid-can-provide-what-people-really-need

2017 Disasters Could Prompt Reconsideration of FEMA’s Role with States http://disasterphilanthropy.org/blog/preparedness/2017-disasters-prompt-reconsideration-femas-role-states/

Wildfires Have Changed. The Technology to Fight Them Hasn’t — Yet http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Wildfires-Have-Changed-The-Technology-to-Fight-Them-Hasnt—-Yet.html

A look at California’s largest wildfires, by the numbers https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/07/us/california-fire-numbers/index.html?utm_source=twCNNi&utm_term=image&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-08-07T21%3A21%3A06

Building Back Better : Achieving Resilience through Stronger, Faster, and More Inclusive Post-Disaster Reconstruction https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29867?cid=SURR_TT_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Cleaning Up: Inside the Wildfire Debris Removal Job That Cost Taxpayers $1.3 Billion https://www.kqed.org/news/11681280/cleaning-up-inside-the-wildfire-debris-removal-job-that-cost-taxpayers-1-3-billion

Indonesia earthquake: Rescuers search for survivors, tourists flee holiday islands http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-07/tourists-flee-indonesia-lombok-after-earthquake-kills-98/10081358

EU provides emergency relief to flood victims in the Philippines https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/philippines_en/49167/EU%20provides%20emergency%20relief%20to%20flood%20victims%20in%20the%20Philippines

Do bushfire planning & response behaviours differ between pet owners with low or high attachment & does it matter if the animals are large or small? http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/bushfire-preparedness-planning-and-response-among-animal-guardians-a-south-australian-case-study/

New Emergency Management Commissioner Appointed https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/new-emergency-management-commissioner-appointed/

Caught in a Disaster? Your Rescuer Might Be an Amateur http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2018/08/08/caught-in-a-disaster-your-rescuer-might-be-an-amateur

Puerto Rico: 1,400 died from hurricane but toll still at 64 https://apnews.com/amp/1fe6c144340d4d41963fd304d569c088?__twitter_impression=true

14,000 Fight California Fires, Some From Prisons or Overseas https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/national-international/14000-Fight-California-Fires-Mendocino-Complex-490415521.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

In case of emergency: Children map community using Lego and Minecraft https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/363368/in-case-of-emergency-children-map-community-using-lego-and-minecraft

Place-based education: Teaching geoscience in the context of location and culture https://www.earthmagazine.org/node/22056

This FEMA interactive allows you to enter any address and see the flood risk in Houston https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/fema-map-flood-zone-houston-2018-13127794.php

‘I don’t think anyone escaped it’: Sheboygan’s 1998 flood left scars, triggered changes https://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/news/2018/08/06/sheboygan-1998-flood-scars-still-leaves-scars-camelot-boulevard-historic-flooding/775256002/

6 Resources to Help Communities Recover After Wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/recover-after-wildfire/

National Preparedness Month https://www.ready.gov/september

Indonesia’s Lombok quake revives the question of taking cover versus running outside https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/forget-doorframes-expert-advice-on-earthquake-survival-strategies/

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Social Media Use Continues to Rise in Developing Countries but Plateaus Across Developed Ones http://www.pewglobal.org/2018/06/19/social-media-use-continues-to-rise-in-developing-countries-but-plateaus-across-developed-ones/

Tweets Prove to be Reliable Indicator of Air Quality Conditions During Wildfires https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/news/release/tweets-wildfire-air-quality

 

Psychology and Disasters

When your faith in New Orleans gets flooded out, what’s next? https://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2018/08/flooding_new_orleans_sewerage.html?utm_campaign=nolanews_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

How collective action produces psychological change and how that change endures over time: A case study of an environmental campaign https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/bjso.12270

PTSD, Suicide, and Despair: The Silent Perils of Being a Firefighter https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/j5nbm4/ptsd-suicide-and-despair-the-silent-perils-of-being-a-firefighter?utm_campaign=sharebutton

Motivations and experiences of sheltering in place during floods: Implications for policy and practice https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918304345

Farmers experiencing drought-related stress need targeted support https://theconversation.com/farmers-experiencing-drought-related-stress-need-targeted-support-98239

 

Sociology and Disasters

Echoing the voice of women with disabilities http://www.didrrn.net/echoing-the-voice-of-women-with-disabilities-in-the-2018-amcdrr/