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/

 

 

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Today in disaster resilience (3 August 2018)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Indonesia earthquake: 14 dead after 6.4 quake hits tourist island of Lombok http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-29/indonesia-earthquake-leaves-thirteen-dead/10049006

Northeast Thailand in grip of severe floods http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30351031

Flooding in Scotland https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/2991501/scotland-weather-floods-rain-thunder-lightning/

Typhoon Jongdari Makes Landfall In Japan As The Nation Reels From Record Floods And Heat https://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2018/07/28/typhoon-jongdari-makes-landfall-in-japan-as-the-nation-reels-from-record-floods-and-heat/#6c7ec3f4bd55

Hundreds of Thais stranded on active volcano after quake hit Indonesia http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30351019

Current wildfires across North America https://atmosphere.copernicus.eu/charts/cams/fire-activity?time=2018072900,24,2018073000&projection=classical_north_america

Hospital submerged as floods hit India’s Bihar state https://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/hospital-submerged-as-floods-hit-india-s-bihar-state-1.2258695

Over 570 dead as monsoon rains flood India, country-wide monsoon deficiency remains at 5% https://watchers.news/2018/07/30/over-570-dead-as-monsoon-rains-flood-india-country-wide-monsoon-deficiency-remains-at-5/

California fires: 8 killed, 880+ structures destroyed and more than 37 000 people evacuated https://watchers.news/2018/07/30/california-fires-6-killed-880-structures-destroyed-and-more-than-37-000-people-evacuated/

Yamuna to hit 5-year-high in Delhi today, displaced families say they haven’t received relief https://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/yamuna-to-hit-5-year-high-in-delhi-on-tuesday-displaced-families-say-they-haven-t-received-relief/story-q9cvcjkLAlZD0MtoFcayGP.html

Assam floods: Two more people die as toll rises to 38 this year; almost 60,000 affected by torrential rains https://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-floods-two-more-people-die-as-toll-rises-to-38-this-year-almost-60000-affected-by-torrential-rains-4871601.html

Carr Fire becomes seventh most destructive California fire https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/31/us/carr-fire-california/index.html

Indonesia’s Krakatau Volcano Spits Lava Bombs and Boulders in Spectacular Eruption https://uk.news.yahoo.com/indonesias-krakatau-volcano-spits-lava-023751424.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw

A Swedish Train Station Flooded And People Turned It Into A Swimming Pool http://www.ladbible.com/funny/weird-a-swedish-train-station-flooded-and-it-was-turned-into-a-swimming-pool-20180731

Drone photos capture Australia’s worst drought in living memory https://twitter.com/i/moments/1024645596974657537

Flash floods threaten the East as fire danger persists out West https://abcnews.go.com/US/flash-floods-threaten-east-fire-danger-persists-west/story?id=56983098

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Aug 2018: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba, Sakurajima, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70004/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Aug-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba-Sakurajima-Saban.html

Myanmar floods claim 12 lives, forces 132,000 out of homes: Report https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/myanmar-floods-claim-12-lives-forces-132-000-out-of-homes-report/story-0Kwbw8Z34GKGToaMqliEtK.html

Colombia and Venezuela – Flooding Rivers Affect Thousands http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-venezuela-orinoco-river-floods-august-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Researchers proposed that night-time temperatures are more easily affected by an increase in greenhouse gases http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-19/nights-getting-hotter-climate-change-has-deadly-consequences/9985340

Will the Maritimes be insurable if climate change left unchecked? https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/climate-change/will-maritimes-insurable-climate-change-left-unchecked-1004135020/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extreme global weather is ‘the face of climate change’ says leading scientist https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/27/extreme-global-weather-climate-change-michael-mann

These Climate Change Photos From The Last 100 Years Will Shock You https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/heres-what-the-arctic-glaciers-look-like-after-100-years-of?utm_term=.km9bG0MmK#.evVmZBKay

‘In many places, people are preparing for the past or present climate. But this summer is the future.’ https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27072018/summer-2018-heat-wave-wildfires-climate-change-evidence-crops-flooding-deaths-records-broken

Experts Discuss Recent Heat Waves and Atmospheric Changes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atUpkiwURl8&lc=UgzsP9gQIUtlH15SgXd4AaABAg

Warming Arctic could be behind heatwave sweeping northern hemisphere https://www.newscientist.com/article/2174889-warming-arctic-could-be-behind-heatwave-sweeping-northern-hemisphere/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Science Says: Record heat, fires worsened by climate change https://apnews.com/a4255779e2b6461b9cc8dbf24ea4b96c

Using Critical Thresholds to Customize Climate Projections of Extreme Events to User Needs and Support Decisions https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-using-critical-thresholds

Climate change made 2018 European heatwave up to ‘five times’ more likely https://www.carbonbrief.org/climate-change-made-2018-european-heatwave-up-to-five-times-more-likely

Why Are Siberian Temperatures Plummeting While the Arctic Warms? https://eos.org/articles/why-are-siberian-temperatures-plummeting-while-the-arctic-warms

Climate Change: We’re Not Literally Doomed, but… https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/climate-change-were-not-literally-doomed-but/

We Should Never Have Called It Earth https://medium.com/@onbeing/we-should-never-have-called-it-earth-b613331fe76f

2018’s global heat wave is so pervasive it’s surprising scientists https://www.axios.com/global-heat-wave-stuns-scientists-as-records-fall-4cad71d2-8567-411e-a3f6-0febaa19a847.html

Using Data to Address Climate Challenges: 5 Takeaways from Sierra Leone and Tanzania http://www.wri.org/blog/2018/07/using-data-address-climate-challenges-5-takeaways-sierra-leone-and-tanzania?

The atmospheric response to sea-ice loss https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0243-5

Contrasting the Antarctic and Arctic Atmospheric Responses to Projected Sea Ice Loss in the Late Twenty-First Century https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0666.1?journalCode=clim

This coastal town’s battle against sea-level rise could offer lessons for others https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/this-coastal-towns-battle-against-sea-level-rise-could-offer-lessons-for-others/2018/07/26/8c7e43a2-8b6c-11e8-85ae-511bc1146b0b_story.html?utm_term=.86075d94c724

When The Weather Is Extreme, Is Climate Change To Blame? https://www.npr.org/2018/07/29/633203732/when-the-weather-is-extreme-is-climate-change-to-blame?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=socialThe Cascading Impacts of Climate Change https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/the-cascading-impacts-of-climate-change/

Droughts, heatwaves and floods: How to tell when climate change is to blame https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05849-9

California’s Death Valley Will Have The Hottest Month Ever Recorded On Earth https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/08/californias-death-valley-will-have-the-hottest-month-ever-recorded-on-earth/

China could face deadly heat waves due to climate change http://news.mit.edu/2018/china-could-face-deadly-heat-waves-due-climate-change-0731

Intense rainfall worse than expected under climate change modelling, meaning flash floods https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/technology/news-story/3140d07f359bcc0d1d90588afcb4fde9

The Met Office’s 4th annual State of the UK Climate report confirms 2017 was the 5th warmest year in a record dating back to 1910 https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2018/state-of-the-climate-2017

Climate Change and the Emergency Management Sector https://files-em.em.vic.gov.au/public/EMV-web/AFAC-Climate-Change-Discussion-3July2018FINAL.pdf

As the UK swelters, government plan for extreme heat is criticised http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/07/20/uk-swelters-government-plan-extreme-heat-criticised/

Climate change: second UK national adaptation programme (2018 to 2023) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/climate-change-second-national-adaptation-programme-2018-to-2023

Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans https://phys.org/news/2018-08-scientists-climate-oceans.html

Grim report card for planet ranks 2017 one of hottest years in recorded history https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/01/world/state-of-the-climate-2017-noaa-wxc/index.html

2017 State of the Climate: Highlights https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/state-climate-highlights/2017

Saving Earth: Don’t Fall Into Climate Change Fatalism https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-gleick-new-york-times-climate-change_us_5b61fafbe4b0b15aba9f3959?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Sydney and large regions of eastern Australia posted their hottest July on record https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/balmy-august-start-for-sydney-after-record-july-heat-as-big-dry-grows-20180801-p4zurr.html

Climate Change Could Supercharge Threat of Antibiotic Resistance: Study https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-antibiotic-resistance-2572071872.html

New guidebook on climate risk assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation https://www.unbonn.org/node/13162

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html

An Optimist’s Guide to Solving Climate Change and Saving the World https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3kyp8y/an-optimists-guide-to-solving-climate-change-and-saving-the-world

Physiographic influences on dense shelf-water cascading down the Antarctic continental slope https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001282521830031X

Scientists aren’t impressed with New York Times’ new story on climate change https://thinkprogress.org/scientists-slam-new-york-times-climate-story-for-whitewashing-role-of-big-oil-and-gop-63fbc3a85b09/

Can Fiction Change People’s Minds About Climate Change? https://chireviewofbooks.com/2018/07/24/the-honey-farm-harriet-alida-lye-interview/

Implications of transforming climate change risks into security risks https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-04-2018-0121?journalCode=dpm

How Climate Change Ignites Wildfires From California to South Africa https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-wildfires-2573967514.html

The Big Melt https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/08/16/arctic-big-melt/

Climate change explained https://www.gov.uk/guidance/climate-change-explained

When is migration a maladaptive response to climate change? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-018-1387-6

Record-breaking temperatures leave 29 dead in South Korean heatwave https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/02/asia/south-korea-heatwave-deaths-intl/index.html

Concern for climate as Sweden’s highest peak melts away https://www.yahoo.com/news/concern-climate-swedens-highest-peak-melts-away-145032770.html

NASA scientists reveal details of icy Greenland’s heated geologic past https://phys.org/news/2018-08-nasa-scientists-reveal-icy-greenland.html

Your Climate Change Questions, Answered https://outrider.org/climate-change/articles/your-climate-change-questions-answered/

 

Disaster risk reduction

The city’s $2 billion program to repair streets and infrastructure doesn’t include innovative water management https://thelensnola.org/2018/07/26/the-citys-2-billion-program-to-repair-streets-and-infrastructure-doesnt-include-innovative-water-management/

Now is best opportunity to reduce risk of floods http://www.maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk/news/16382275.reader-letter-now-is-best-opportunity-to-reduce-risk-of-floods/

European data to fight floods, fires and other hazards http://www.i-react.eu/european-data-to-fight-fires-floods-and-other-disasters/

A Quantitative Hydrological Climate Classification Evaluated With Independent Streamflow Data https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018WR022913

Geochemical detective work helps answer questions about Kīlauea’s ongoing eruption https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/hvo_volcano_watch.html

Societal Security and Crisis Management https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319923024

Removing the Drudgery from Earthquake Seismology https://eos.org/editor-highlights/removing-the-drudgery-from-earthquake-seismology

A decade of progress in disaster risk reduction http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7c3e2b67#/7c3e2b67/2

Six of California’s Most Destructive Wildfires Have Struck in the Past 10 Months https://weather.com/news/news/2018-07-30-california-20-most-destructive-wildfires-carr-fire

Laos Dam Disaster: “avoidable, man-made disaster due to neglect of contractors, decision makers, consultants and supervising agencies” https://sandrp.in/2018/07/30/drp-news-bulletin-30-july-2018-laos-dam-disaster-yet-another-wake-up-call/

25 years and millions of dollars after the Great Flood, is Kansas City safer? https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article215578845.html

Authorities to look at 2013 flood & frame plan https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/authorities-to-look-at-2013-flood-frame-plan/articleshow/65195321.cms

Harvey’s Devastating Flooding Boosts Insurance in Texas https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/07/30/297724/harveys-devastating-flooding-boosts-insurance-in-texas/

Congress Again Punts Flood Insurance Reform into Future https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/07/30/flood-insurance-reform-climate-change/

Development and assessment of uni- and multivariable flood loss models for Emilia-Romagna (Italy) https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/18/2057/2018/

Prevalence of Seismic Rate Anomalies Preceding Volcanic Eruptions in Alaska https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2018.00100/full

Small Businesses Are a Vital Part of Community Resiliency but Often Overlook Vulnerabilities http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Small-Businesses-Are-a-Vital-Part-of-Community-Resiliency-but-Often-Overlook-Vulnerabilities.html?

Finally, Penang gets RM150 million for flood mitigation project http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/07/31/finally-penang-gets-rm150-million-for-flood-mitigation-project/

Extreme storms and flash flooding are coming to Australia https://www.businessinsider.com.au/storms-flash-flooding-australia-research-science-2018-7

United Kingdom Historical Rainfall Digital Maps from 1866 to 1964 https://oasishub.co/dataset/united-kingdom-historical-rainfall-digital-maps-from-1866-to-1964-hydro-gis

Why do people keep building in floodplains? http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-flood-zone-floodplain-development-homes-zoning.html

Two Active Volcanoes in Japan May Share a Magma Source https://eos.org/articles/two-active-volcanoes-in-japan-may-share-a-magma-source

Quantification of subsurface hydrologic connectivity in four headwater catchments using graph theory https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718327645

These perennial floods http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/157629/

Lancaster flash flood prompts calls for more prevention measures https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-45018773

Flooding – Govt Surface Water Management Action Plan says “necessary to go much further” https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/15328-flooding-govt-surface-water-management-action-plan-says-necessary-to-go-much-further

Integrating climate change into disaster risk reduction strategies https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/integrating-climate-change-into-disaster-risk-reduction-strategies/

Some Requirements for Simulating Wildland Fire Behavior Using Insight from Coupled Weather—Wildland Fire Models http://mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/1/6

The Laos disaster reminds us that local people are too often victims of dam development https://theconversation.com/the-laos-disaster-reminds-us-that-local-people-are-too-often-victims-of-dam-development-100588?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Open Data for Resilience Index https://index.opendri.org/about.html

Prehistoric mass graves may be linked to tsunamis, new research reveals https://phys.org/news/2018-08-prehistoric-mass-graves-linked-tsunamis.html

How the Carr Fire morphed into a towering, deadly “fire tornado” https://www.axios.com/science-behind-carr-fire-tornado-redding-california-f77a451d-9aec-46bd-8091-acb0dd45fff0.html

Millions of Americans reside along the coasts and in floodplains. Despite the risks and long-term ramifications of climate change and sea-level rise, their numbers continue to increase http://www.governing.com/gov-data/census/flood-plains-zone-local-population-growth-data.html

Floods to frequent Chennai as rainfall may double in 60 years https://www.dtnext.in/News/City/2018/08/02022546/1082481/Floods-to-frequent-Chennai-as-rainfall-may-double-.vpf

DPWH completes 9 flood control projects in Southern Leyte this August https://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/dpwh-completes-9-flood-control-projects-southern-leyte-august?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Impact of flash floods, taking effective long-term measures https://reliefweb.int/report/myanmar/impact-flash-floods-taking-effective-long-term-measures?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

FloodFlash uses sensors to create new form of catastrophe insurance https://www.techworld.com/startups/floodflash-develops-tech-bring-catastrophe-insurance-masses-3681645/

 

Emergency Management

California wildfires are breaking the rules by burning downhill fast https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/california-wildfires-are-breaking-the-rules-by-burning-downhill-fast

Eritrean refugees, UN laggards, and disasters times three: The Cheat Sheet https://www.irinnews.org/news/2018/07/27/eritrean-refugees-un-laggards-and-disasters-times-three-cheat-sheet?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Evaluating critical links in early warning systems for natural hazards https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/evaluating-critical-links-in-early-warning-systems-for-natural-hazards

National Mass Evacuation Tracking System Fact Sheet https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/167207

Are we experiencing a “new normal” of wildland fire behavior? http://wildfiretoday.com/2018/07/29/are-we-experiencing-a-new-normal-of-wildland-fire-behavior/

How National Disasters Create Doctors With Borders https://www.forbes.com/sites/premramkumar/2018/07/27/how-national-disasters-create-doctors-with-borders/#d3d6e941ef1a

Greek PM Tsipras faces fierce criticism over handling of wildfires disaster https://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/greek-pm-tsipras-faces-fierce-criticism-over-handling-of-wildfires-disaster/

Volcanic fatalities database: analysis of volcanic threat with distance and victim classification https://appliedvolc.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s13617-017-0067-4

The future of search-and-rescue robots might be centaur, not human https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/28/17620936/centauro-centaur-robot-hybrid-design-search-and-rescue-iit

The Annual Assurance Summary provides a high-level picture of emergency management sector performance, risks and progress against Victoria’s reform agenda through 2017-18 https://www.igem.vic.gov.au/reports-and-publications/publications/annual-assurance-summary-2017-18

Monitoring and Assurance Framework for Emergency Management https://www.igem.vic.gov.au/reports-and-publications/publications/monitoring-and-assurance-framework-for-emergency-management

Latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-july-2018/

Tracking Scotland’s wildfires from space https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-45032463

From bad to worse: U.S. wildfires continue to break hearts, records https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2018/07/30/from-bad-to-worse-us-wildfires-continue-to-break-hearts-records

How Cal Fire Dozer Operator Died: Report Lays Out Steps Leading to Ferguson Fire Tragedy https://www.kqed.org/news/11683753/cal-fire-incident-report-on-death-of-dozer-operator-braden-varney

Laos Officials Raise Liability Concerns Over Dam Collapse http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?lang=e&Seq_Code=138310&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Learning from past flooding tragedies https://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com/history/learning-from-past-flooding-mistakes-credit-glen-barber-at-the-denver-post

The EU mobilises €6 million for disaster preparedness in South and Southeast Asia http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-4785_en.htm

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How a public school in Marikina prepares for natural disasters https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/preparedness/207516-sta-elena-high-school-marikina-disaster-risk-reduction-program

Education and communication play a vital role in improving resilience of vulnerable populations https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/institutes/sustainable-earth/natural-hazards

How to write an effective warning message for natural hazards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TILHN1-Mx0k&feature=youtu.be

Mastering the art of the narrative: using stories to shape public policy https://www.themandarin.com.au/96474-mastering-the-art-of-the-narrative-using-stories-to-shape-public-policy/

Flood levee influences on community preparedness: a paradox? https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-jul-2018-flood-levee-influences-on-community-preparedness-a-paradox/

Resources for schools on fire https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/topics/fire

Decision making with risk-based weather warnings https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091830400X

The influence of impact-based severe weather warnings on risk perceptions and intended protective actions https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918304011

Sending a message: How significant events have influenced the warnings landscape in Australia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918302760

Would You Take Cover or Run? https://www.geohaz.org/single-post/2018/07/26/Would-You-Take-Cover-or-Run

Guidance on Developing Messages for Protective Actions to Take During Earthquake Shaking https://www.geohaz.org/guidance-on-developing-messages-for-prot

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Using Social Media and Social Network Analysis in Law Enforcement https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2301.html?adbid=1024409625238491136&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453&adbsc=social_20180731_2462281

 

Psychology and Disasters

Walking together: behavioural signatures of psychological crowds http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/5/7/180172

Emergency decision making for natural disasters: An overview https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917302789

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Responses To A Tornado Warning In Georgia https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/08/02/the-good-bad-and-ugly-of-responses-to-a-tornado-warning-in-georgia/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Sociology and Disasters

Only catastrophe truly reduces inequality, according to a historical survey https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2017/03/02/the-lessons-of-violence-and-inequality-through-the-ages?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/apocalypsethenthelessonsofviolenceandinequalitythroughtheages

Finding resilience in post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/2018/07/finding-resilience-in-post-hurricane-maria-puerto-rico/

“Ensure that persons with disabilities have access to humanitarian response without discrimination” http://www.didrrn.net/resources/

“Financial inclusion, labor regulations, and social protection systems are important building blocks of a more resilient society” https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/resilience-more-income-lessons-accra-s-2015-floods

Why cultural heritage matters for urban resilience https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/why-cultural-heritage-matters-urban-resilience

 

Today in disaster resilience (18 May 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Schools, University of Tasmania reopen after record flood as clean-up continues http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-13/university-of-tasmania-to-reopen-after-flood-damage/9756404

Kīlauea Volcano Erupts https://www.usgs.gov/news/k-lauea-volcano-erupts

B.C. town submerged by worst flood in 70 years, 30 people rescued https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/b-c-town-submerged-by-worst-flood-in-70-years-30-people-rescued-1.3926926

Tasmanian flood damage bill hits $20m as insurance claims pour in after wild weather http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-14/hobart-floods-insurance-claims-come-pouring-in/9758208

Some New Brunswick residents facing tough choice after floods: clean up, or move https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/05/14/new-brunswick-floods-leave-residents-with-costly-and-stressful-cleanup.html

China – Days of Heavy Rain Cause Deadly Floods in Guangxi http://floodlist.com/asia/guangxi-floods-may-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Sri Lanka – Thousands Hit by Floods in Galle and Kalutara http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-galle-kalutara-may-2018

Shinmoedake volcano eruption ejects ash up to 7.6 km (25 000 feet), Japan https://watchers.news/2018/05/15/shinmoedake-volcano-eruption-ejects-ash-up-to-7-6-km-25-000-feet-japan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kenya Dam burst and floods death toll reached 48, 40 still missing https://watchers.news/2018/05/14/kenya-dam-burst-and-floods-death-toll-reached-48-40-still-missing/

At least 61 killed as fierce dust storms strike India, death toll over 200 https://watchers.news/2018/05/14/dust-storms-india-2018/

The Finnish regions of Lapland and Saimaa are likely to see flooding in the coming weeks, as warm temperatures set spring thaws in motion https://www.sott.net/article/385520-Finnish-Lapland-braces-for-worst-spring-flooding-in-20-years

Somalia: Flood Response – May 2018 (as of 15 May 2018) https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/somalia-flood-response-may-2018-15-may-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Afghanistan – Over 30 Dead After Flash Floods in 11 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-may-2018

USA – Deadly Storms Hit North East, Flash Floods in Maryland http://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-storms-north-east-flash-floods-maryland-may-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 May 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Kilauea https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68984/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-May-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Kilauea-Sakuraj.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The world’s population must globally move to zero emissions across agriculture, air travel, shipping, heating homes https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/26/were-doomed-mayer-hillman-on-the-climate-reality-no-one-else-will-dare-mention?CMP=share_btn_tw

A Hawaiian island got about 50 inches of rain in 24 hours. Scientists warn it’s a sign of the future http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-hawaii-storm-kauai-20180428-story.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true

The military paid for a study on sea level rise. The results were scary https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/04/25/climate-change-could-make-thousands-of-tropical-islands-uninhabitable-in-coming-decades-new-study-says/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c8933efbbbdb

Mapped: African heatwaves could increase ‘five-fold’ with 3C of global warming https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-african-heatwaves-could-increase-five-fold-with-3c-of-global-warming

We May Be on the Verge of a Human-Made Climate Disaster https://www.alternet.org/environment/climate-disaster-looms

Australia beats 100MW rooftop solar installs for 7th month in a row https://onestepoffthegrid.com.au/australia-beats-100mw-rooftop-solar-installs-7th-month-row/

‘Glaring inconsistency’: National emissions jump may be underestimated https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/glaring-inconsistency-national-emissions-jump-may-be-underestimated-20180514-p4zf75.html

Six languages for a risky climate: how farmers react to weather and climate change https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-018-2217-z

Climate change is already making droughts worse https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-climate-change-is-already-making-droughts-worse?utm_content=buffer4a285&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate Change and Drought: From Past to Future https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40641-018-0093-2

Future climate risk from compound events https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0156-3.epdf?

2016 Arctic heat would have been virtually impossible without global warming https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/2016-arctic-heat-would-have-been-virtually-impossible-without-global

Adventurer scientists swarm the melting Thwaites Glacier for clues to how fast sea level will rise https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/antarctic-quest-seeks-to-predict-the-fate-of-a-linchpin-glacier/

Arctic Heat Surges Again, and Studies Are Finding Climate Change Connections https://insideclimatenews.org/news/08052018/arctic-heat-wave-climate-change-sea-ice-loss-amplification-north-pole?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

New study finds variations in global warming trend are caused by oceans https://phys.org/news/2018-05-variations-global-trend-oceans.html

A Drone’s Eye View: UAV applications for a resilient Seychelles https://www.gfdrr.org/en/feature-story/drones-eye-view-uav-applications-resilient-seychelles

Emerging trends in global freshwater availability https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0123-1

Worst-case climate change scenario is even worse than we thought https://www.newscientist.com/article/2168847-worst-case-climate-change-scenario-is-even-worse-than-we-thought/

Short-term rainfall deficiencies increase in southeastern Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/drought/

‘Adapting to uncertainty’ needed in face of climate shocks – experts http://www.eco-business.com/news/adapting-to-uncertainty-needed-in-face-of-climate-shocks-experts/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Landslides and monsoon variation in India https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/26/landslides-monsoon-variation-1/

From property damage to lost production: How natural disasters impact economics https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180411174141.htm

Houston City Council unanimously backs plan to build homes in flood plain https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/City-Council-unanimously-backs-plan-to-build-12863712.php

Cornellians pitch in to update federal flood guide http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/05/cornellians-pitch-update-federal-flood-guide#.WvicAVK7dAM.twitter

Earthquake prediction is a fool’s errand http://all-geo.org/highlyallochthonous/2018/05/earthquake-prediction-is-a-fools-errand/

Will your property flood next year? These tech startups have answers https://www.edf.org/blog/2018/05/10/will-your-property-flood-next-year-these-tech-startups-have-answers?

Developing a global operational seasonal hydro-meteorological forecasting system https://www.geosci-model-dev-discuss.net/gmd-2018-118/

The only way to reduce risk is to understand it http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/The-only-way-to-reduce-risk-is-to-understand-it.html#.WvmXObnen4Q.twitter

Earthquake science could have predicted North Korea’s nuclear climbdown https://theconversation.com/earthquake-science-could-have-predicted-north-koreas-nuclear-climbdown-96378?

Why Does Ebola Keep Showing Up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-does-ebola-keep-showing-up-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo/

Fears of flooding as Mumbai plans to open salt pans for social housing https://www.zilient.org/article/fears-flooding-mumbai-plans-open-salt-pans-social-housing

Addressing gender inequality in early warning systems https://floodresilience.net/blogs/reaching-the-last-mile-addressing-gender-inequality-in-early-warning-systems

A near-real-time tool to characterize global landslide hazards https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-near-real-time-tool-to-characterize-global-landslide-hazards

Buyer beware: Evaluating property disclosure as a tool to support flood risk management https://www.cigionline.org/sites/default/files/documents/PB%20No.131.pdf

Transforming Development and Disaster Risk http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/5/1458

Assessing the Real Cost of Disasters https://www.oecd.org/gov/risk/assessing-the-real-cost-of-disasters-9789264298798-en.htm

How a New Flood Strategy Helped a Colorado City Skirt Disaster http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2018/05/14/how-a-new-flood-strategy-helped-a-colorado-city-skirt-disaster

In Flood-Weary Kansas City, Modifications Save Buildings and Dollars http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2018/05/14/in-flood-weary-kansas-city-modifications-save-buildings-and-dollars

Ash could paralyze Tokyo if Mount Fuji erupts, government report warns https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/05/01/national/ash-paralyze-tokyo-mount-fuji-erupts-government-report-warns/#.WvtZo–FPIW

India to soon begin forecasting reach of tsunami waves in-land https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/india-to-soon-begin-forecasting-reach-of-tsunami-waves-in-land/articleshow/64052209.cms

What Houston Is Learning About Underground Tunnels To Mitigate Flooding https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/in-depth/2018/05/12/284919/what-houston-is-learning-about-flood-tunnels-in-other-cities/

How to stop a humanitarian disaster before it happens https://grist.org/article/how-to-stop-a-humanitarian-disaster-before-it-happens/

Helping vulnerable homeowners move out of harm’s way to break the cycle of flood-rebuild-repeat https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/title

Damage from flooding doesn’t have to be inevitable https://theconversation.com/damage-from-flooding-doesnt-have-to-be-inevitable-95847

Forgetting the Flood?: An Analysis of the Flood Risk Discount over Time http://opim.wharton.upenn.edu/risk/library/J2013LandEcon_Atreya.pdf

We’re making hurricanes worse. We’re also not preparing for them https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/were-making-hurricanes-worse-were-also-not-preparing-for-them/2018/05/11/bd0647e8-549b-11e8-abd8-265bd07a9859_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6f2ce8118a85

Satellite Data Archives Reveal Unrecorded Himalayan Floods https://eos.org/articles/satellite-data-archives-reveal-unrecorded-himalayan-floods#.Wvye3y87–A.twitter

Flood Protection Infrastructure: The Fine Line Between Disaster Generation and Disaster Prevention http://www.i-s-e-t.org/single-post/2018/05/16/Flood-Protection-Infrastructure-The-Fine-Line-Between-Disaster-Generation-and-Disaster-Prevention

Less talk, more action: It’s time to get serious about floodplain management http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2018/05/16/less-talk-more-action-its-time-to-get-serious-about-floodplain-management/

Concern piloted a Flood Resilience Measurement Tool (FRMT) https://floodresilience.net/blogs/a-flood-resilience-measurement-tool-concern%E2%80%99s-experience-in-afghanistan

Your Sea Wall Won’t Save You https://placesjournal.org/article/your-sea-wall-wont-save-you/#.Wsj6V8vVnmc.twitter

Understanding New Zealand’s largest fault https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/2018644982/understanding-new-zealand-s-largest-fault

Federal researchers forecast long, hot wildfire season for most regions in Canada https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-federal-researchers-forecast-long-hot-wildfire-season-for-most/

 

Emergency Management

Centre to launch National Disaster Database https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/centre-to-launch-national-disaster-database/articleshow/63954927.cms

Female firefighters defy old ideas of who can be an American hero https://theconversation.com/female-firefighters-defy-old-ideas-of-who-can-be-an-american-hero-95342

A tiny town in Washington state fears a massive earthquake will wipe it out. But one man is leading the fightback http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43841897

Margaret River locals says short-stay, party-house tourists wouldn’t know what to do if a fire hit https://thewest.com.au/news/bushfires/margaret-river-locals-says-short-stay-party-house-tourists-wouldnt-know-what-to-do-if-a-fire-hit-ng-b88778290z

The privacy implications of high-resolution aerial imagery of disaster areas https://werobotics.org/blog/2018/05/10/aerial-imagery-disasters-and-data-privacy-any-applied-research/

New Report Looks at Past Disasters to Prepare for the Future http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2018/05/08/new-report-looks-at-past-disasters-to-prepare-for-the-future

Mapping Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Migration With Mobile Phone Data https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/05/watch-puerto-ricos-hurricane-migration-via-mobile-phone-data/559889/?utm_source=twb

Community resilience and crisis management: policy lessons from the ground http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/pap/2016/00000044/00000004/art00005;jsessionid=1bfvzspe5t9nt.x-ic-live-01

Preparing for a natural disaster: the guide to using RediPlan for carers of people with dementia https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/58224

Hurricane Maria caused the largest blackout in American history and the second largest blackout in the world https://rhg.com/research/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-worlds-second-largest-blackout/

Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine Can Deliver Routine Care to Affected People Following Natural Disasters https://www.rand.org/news/press/2018/04/25.html?adbsc=social_20180428_2305981&adbid=990369575031078912&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

Improve flood response and recovery with earth observation http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2018/05/08/improving-flood-response-recovery-efforts-with-earth-observation/

Flooding takes a hefty toll, as Kelowna couple learned http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/flooding-takes-a-hefty-toll-as-kelowna-couple-learned

Global Report on Internal Displacement 2018 http://www.internal-displacement.org/global-report/grid2018/

Hobart Mayor’s plea for Federal funding to help with flood recovery http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/hobart-mayors-plea-for-federal-funding-to-help-with-flood-recovery/news-story/3b46afc9e2308c83234845ed1c5d299b

EMAP Releases the EMAP 5-2019 Draft Emergency Management Standard for Public Comment http://emap.org/

How should the interests of vulnerable communities guide collective efforts to ensure an effective response and equitable recovery? https://civichall.org/civicist/need-talk-talk-community-led-disaster-response/

Pakistan one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change is now trying to boost its ability to respond to disasters https://tribune.com.pk/story/1711394/1-ajk-boosts-emergency-plans-climate-risks-grow/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

NIST Launches Study of Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Puerto Rico https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2018/05/nist-launches-study-hurricane-marias-impact-puerto-rico

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Dash cam footage of lava consuming a Ford Mustang https://boingboing.net/2018/05/07/dash-cam-footage-of-lava-consu.html

Flood recovery resources https://www.aia.org/pages/147016-aia-flood-recovery-resources

Flood Snakes & Ladders uses words, pictures and models from children and young people who were directly affected by flooding in the UK http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/flood-snakes-ladders/

Sichuan earthquake: Tenth anniversary of 2008 quake marred by police crackdowns, violence http://amp.abc.net.au/article/9756670?__twitter_impression=true

Rolling, hopping, floating and invisibly moving along Investigating how sediment is transported by water http://www.earthlearningidea.com/PDF/230_Sediment_transport.pdf

Play ‘Game of Floods’ in your community to understand flood risks, and test out various ways to manage flooding https://www.marincounty.org/~/media/files/departments/cd/planning/slr/game-of-floods/game-of-floods-materials.pdf?la=en

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is a world-class centre for multidisciplinary disaster prevention research and communication https://www.iclr.org/

Communicating volcanic risk: lava, eruptions and uncertainty http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/communicating-volcanic-risk-lava-eruptions-and-uncertainty?cid=SHR_BlogSiteShare_XX_EXT

Disaster Preparedness for Livestock https://www.texvetpets.org/article/natural-disaster-preparedness-for-horses-and-other-livestock/

Crowdsourcing is particularly useful when it comes to enlisting helpers to measure the devastation caused by flooding http://blog.lboro.ac.uk/research/changing-environments-infrastructure/citizen-scientists-flooding-research/

Volcano information page https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vhp/about_volcanoes.html?

E-learning course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/climate-adaptation-learning-resources/e-learning-course-on-drr-cca

Flood season is here and the city wants to help Calgarians prepare http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-flood-open-house-1.4664909

Effective science communication https://www.nap.edu/download/24958

Teaching resources on flooding https://www.geography.org.uk/Flooding

A 100-year flood does not only happen once every 100 years. So why is it called that? https://www.gfdrr.org/en/100-year-flood

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Using Social Media Analytics during Disasters: Lessons from the 2015 Chennai Floods https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomdavenport/2018/05/03/using-social-media-analytics-during-disasters-lessons-from-the-2015-chennai-floods/#5e0beee45cca

How good are the social media platform’s most active users at detecting these falsehoods, especially during public emergencies? http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2018/05/020.html

Rumor response, debunking response, and decision makings of misinformed Twitter users during disasters https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3344-6

False tweets during Harvey, Irma under scrutiny by UB researchers http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/09/044.html

 

Psychology and disasters

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors live in fear of fresh disaster https://reliefweb.int/report/sierra-leone/sierra-leone-mudslide-survivors-live-fear-fresh-disaster

 

Sociology and Disasters

The sociology of streetlife http://journals.sagepub.com/page/sor/collections/virtual-issues/streetlife-issue

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (27 April 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

‘It’s going to be biblical’: flood fears rise in southern B.C. as snowpack melts http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/landslide-evacuation-osoyoos-bc-flood-1.4630027

Lifeless Ambae: Heavy ashfall forces permanent relocation of entire island https://watchers.news/2018/04/24/lifeless-ambae-heavy-ashfall-forces-permanent-relocation-entire-island/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Violent explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy https://watchers.news/2018/04/24/violent-explosions-at-stromboli-volcano-italy/

Significant damage after M5.2 earthquake hits Turkey, dozens injured https://watchers.news/2018/04/24/significant-damage-after-m5-2-earthquake-hits-turkey-dozens-injured/

Four tornadoes hit southern US, including a destructive tornado at Fort Walton beach https://watchers.news/2018/04/23/four-tornadoes-in-southern-us-including-a-destructive-tornado-at-fort-walton-beach/

Flooding in Kenya leaves at least 15 people dead and thousands displaced in several parts of country https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/112106/kenya-flooding-leaves-at-least-15-dead-and-thousands-displaced-april-23-update-4

Somalia – Floods in 3 Regions as Juba and Shabelle Rivers Rise http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-floods-juba-shabelle-rivers-april-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rwanda – Floods and Landslides Leave 18 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/rwanda-floods-landslides-april-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Réunion and Mauritius – Heavy Rain From Tropical Cyclone Fakir Triggers Deadly Landslide http://floodlist.com/africa/reunion-mauritius-cyclone-fakir-april-2018

Sweden – Snowmelt Causes Flooding in Gävleborg http://floodlist.com/europe/sweden-snowmelt-flooding-april-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Apr 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68658/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Apr-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate gentrification: from theory to empiricism in Miami-Dade County, Florida http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aabb32

What happened to winter? Vanishing ice convulses Alaskans’ way of life https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/21/alaska-climate-change-winter-way-of-life?CMP=twt_gu

On the 20th anniversary of the graph that galvanized climate action, it is time to speak out boldly https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/earth-day-and-the-hockey-stick-a-singular-message/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sa-editorial-social&utm_content=link-post&utm_term=sustainability_blog_text_free&sf187410215=1

Here’s how fast a glacier can slip into the sea once it’s destabilized https://qz.com/1257090/heres-how-fast-a-glacier-can-slip-into-the-sea-once-its-destabilized/

Review of the draft second “State of the Climate Cycle Report” (SOCCR2) https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25045/review-of-the-draft-second-state-of-the-carbon-cycle-report-soccr2?

California is headed for a future of precipitation extremes https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/article/study-forecasts-a-severe-climate-future-for-california/

The Great Crack-Up http://time.com/antarctica-climate-change/?xid=tcoshare

Who should pay the costs for climate-change-related disasters? https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2018-3-may-june/feature/the-case-for-climate-reparations

Greenland’s Biggest Fire Is a ‘Warning’ for Its Future https://www.livescience.com/62297-greenland-biggest-wildfire-warning-sign.html

In ‘This is Climate Change,’ you can’t look away from the destruction https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/22/this-is-climate-change-vr/

Flooding Hot Spots: Why Seas Are Rising Faster on the U.S. East Coast https://e360.yale.edu/features/flooding-hot-spots-why-seas-are-rising-faster-on-the-u.s.-east-coast

Climate change to drive migration from island homes sooner than thought https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/25/climate-change-to-drive-migration-from-island-homes-sooner-than-thought?CMP=share_btn_tw

New NASA Study Solves Climate Mystery, Confirms Methane Spike Tied to Oil and Gas https://www.ecowatch.com/nasa-study-methane-spike-2526089909.html

How Are We Learning to Live With Climate Change? https://www.ecowatch.com/linktv-earth-focus-2563242538.html

Russian Arctic glacier loss doubles as temps warm https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180425162015.htm

Friday essay: recovering a narrative of place – stories in the time of climate change https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-recovering-a-narrative-of-place-stories-in-the-time-of-climate-change-95067?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

UK worries about climate change are at their highest level since 2010 http://www.noiseofthecrowd.com/uk-worries-climate-change-highest-level-since-2010/

Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-and-climate-change-public-attitudes-tracker-wave-25

 

Disaster risk reduction

‘Green’ coastal protection solutions could prevent damages worth $50 billion in the Gulf of Mexico http://www.aidforum.org/Topics/disaster-relief/green-coastal-protection-solutions-could-prevent-damages-worth-50-billion-i

Seismologist Lucy Jones catalogues devastating earthquake and tsunamis throughout history https://www.sciencefriday.com/episodes/april-20-2018/

Scientists can examine rain–induced landslide threats anywhere around the globe every 30 minutes https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=92018

The CEOS Working Group on Disasters – Maximising the use of EO data in Disaster Risk Reduction http://copernicus.eu/news/ceos-working-group-disasters-%E2%80%93-maximising-use-eo-data-disaster-risk-reduction

Strengthening Integrated Early Warning Systems for More Effective Disaster Risk Reduction in the Caribbean Through Knowledge and Tool Transfer http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1780:strengthening-integrated-early-warning-systems-for-more-effective-disaster-risk-reduction-in-the-caribbean-through-knowledge-and-tool-transfer&catid=34:news&Itemid=266

How could a moderate-sized earthquake so far away cause so much damage? https://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/everyone/dcshake/

An Operational Method for Flood Directive Implementation in Ungauged Urban Areas http://www.mdpi.com/2306-5338/5/2/24

Contrary to common belief, some forests get more fire-resistant with age https://theconversation.com/contrary-to-common-belief-some-forests-get-more-fire-resistant-with-age-95059

‘Earthquake Lady’ Relates Her Decades of Understanding Science and Disasters http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Earthquake-Lady-Relates-Her-Decades-of-Understanding-Science-and-Disasters-.html

A seven-part Houston Chronicle series will explain why the storm’s damage was both a natural and man-made disaster https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/hc-investigations/harvey/developingstorm/

Flood Apex http://coastalresiliencecenter.unc.edu/crc-projects/flood-apex/?platform=hootsuite

Helping coastal managers plan better for future storms http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/helping-coastal-managers-plan-better-for-future-storms?utm_source=2018-promotion&utm_medium=29-April-CoastalErosion&utm_content=Twitter&utm_campaign=News-Highlights

Connecting with the people beyond the computers: my experience in flood risk management in Buenos Aires https://blogs.worldbank.org/water/my-experience-in-flood-risk-management-in-Buenos-Aires

Disasters could cost Asia-Pacific region $160 billion per year by 2030, UN warns https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/04/1008182

Centre to help plug flooding skills gap launched at Brunel https://www.brunel.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/articles/Centre-to-help-plug-flooding-skills-gap-launched-at-Brunel

Winter Wave Heights and Extreme Storms on the Rise in Western Europe http://floodlist.com/europe/winter-wave-heights-and-extreme-storms-on-the-rise-in-western-europe?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Geography of global floods and droughts http://www.pbl.nl/sites/default/files/cms/publicaties/pbl-2018-the-geography-of-future-water-challenges-2920.pdf

New methods in resilience measurement: early insights from a mobile phone panel survey in Myanmar using subjective tools https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56775?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

The “Build-Destroy-Rebuild” cycle https://lesliechapmanhenderson.blog/2018/04/25/learning-from-the-2017-disasters-to-create-a-reliably-resilient-u-s/

Squamish residents at highest risk of flood unlikely to find insurance http://squamishchief.com/news/local-news/squamish-residents-at-highest-risk-of-flood-unlikely-to-find-insurance-1.23281508

Brisbane City Council has announced a 20-year plan to transform a renowned flood corridor, sitting on more than 1000 hectares, into park land http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/qld-flood-corridor-to-become-leisure-area/news-story/076351f22aa5ddac583b25a289d75439?

Disasters Are Costing Us More. Why Aren’t We Insuring More? https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-04-20/sparklines-disasters-are-costing-us-more-as-we-insure-them-less

Floods in urban areas are a growing risk in many countries of the developing world http://www.globaldev.blog/blog/flood-warning-urgent-action-needed-three-continents

Unjust waters: climate change, flooding and the urban poor in Africa http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0956247808089156

Manhattan is building a massive $1 billion wall and park to guard against the next inevitable superstorm https://www.businessinsider.com.au/new-york-city-flooding-manhattan-coastal-barriers-2018-4?r=US&IR=T

 

Emergency Management

Handbook for assessing disaster loss and damage in vulnerable communities http://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:6032/Online_No_21_Handbook_170510w.pdf

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

Resources on Post-Event Analysis of Natural Hazards http://www.i-s-e-t.org/resources-by-theme-perc

Emergency Alert and Warning Systems: Current Knowledge and Future Research Directions https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24935/emergency-alert-and-warning-systems-current-knowledge-and-future-research?

The Limits of Earthquake Early-Warning Alerts http://www.routefifty.com/smart-cities/2018/04/limits-earthquake-early-warning-alerts/147273/

Big gaps in emergency preparedness for seniors https://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/big-gaps-in-emergency-preparedness-for-seniors/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=EM_Weekly

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Ready for disaster: Why more people are preparing for the worst https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/article-why-the-preparedness-movement-is-gaining-momentum/

Ipsos survey: 19% of Americans feel very prepared and 51% feel somewhat prepared for an emergency in their community https://www.ipsos.com/en-us/news-polls/booz-allen-hamilton-ipsos-study-on-community-resilience

Introducing EarthTime: animations which show how our planet is changing https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/04/introducing-earthtime-a-global-magnifying-glass-to-help-us-see-common-ground?utm_source=Facebook%20Videos&utm_medium=Facebook%20Videos&utm_campaign=Facebook%20Video%20Blogs

IMMERSED: A VR Experience About Flood & Resilience https://www.fema.gov/immersed

The HayWired scenario depicts a scientifically realistic earthquake sequence, and its cascading impacts https://www.usgs.gov/natural-hazards/science-application-risk-reduction/science/haywired-scenario?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects

A City of York Councillor has called for a review of flood messaging https://www.minsterfm.com/news/local/2559315/calls-for-a-review-of-flood-messaging-alerts/?platform=hootsuite

Resilient Systems, Resilient Communities book https://era.library.ualberta.ca/items/489c0395-45a1-4290-a1ad-210a543d6d25

Heed hints when relocating to Houston https://www.chron.com/news/article/Heed-hints-when-relocating-to-Houston-12857926.php

Business continuity planning for disasters http://evaq8.co.uk/Business-Continuity-Disaster-Preparedness-for-Business.html

“Our teachers and students need to be prepared for tsunami events” http://fijisun.com.fj/2018/03/02/tsunami-preparedness-vital-seruiratu/

Communicating volcanic risk: lava, eruptions and uncertainty https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/communicating-volcanic-risk-lava-eruptions-and-uncertainty

Perceptions of water in Britain http://aboutdrought.info/news-review-drought-briefing/

National Hurricane Preparedness Week https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

Disasters Create Emotional Connections With Future Generations http://freeresources.luciencanton.com/2018/04/disasters-create-emotional-connections-with-future-generations.html

Flooding challenges in spotlight at Shrewsbury event https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/2018/04/26/flooding-challenges-to-be-discussed/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

51% of Americans say they would rely heavily on social media to keep them updated during a disaster https://www.slideshare.net/AnneMarieMoran2/booz-allen-community-resilience-report-4-418

Introducing VOST: A Way to Make Social Media Work for Emergency Response http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Introducing-VOST-A-Way-to-Make-Social-Media-Work-for-Emergency-Response.html

Twitter and Facebook used to investigate the relationship between meteorological conditions and the sentiment of human expressions http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195750

British adults using Facebook less to communicate with friends https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/25/british-adults-using-facebook-less-to-communicate-with-friends?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Add_to_Pocket

As the internet becomes more mobile, newer forms of social media are gaining popularity https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/113222/Adults-Media-Use-and-Attitudes-Report-2018.pdf

 

Psychology and disasters

Junot Díaz’s beautiful and searing personal essay ‘The Silence’ https://longreads.com/2018/04/23/on-junot-diazs-the-silence-and-our-uncomfortable-reckoning/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Volunteer weather observers: more than 100 years of vital data collection http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/853/volunteer-weather-observers-more-than-100-years-of-vital-data-collection/

Motel misery: Hundreds fled Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico only to end up functionally homeless in Florida https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/04/20/politics/sutter-puerto-rico-motel-misery-invs/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

Louisiana ‘islanders’ find a new home beyond the water https://www.zilient.org/article/louisiana-islanders-find-new-home-beyond-water

Community cooperation following disasters key to recovery, Stanford study finds https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57918

Today in disaster resilience (20 April 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sydney bushfire: Residents breathe a sigh of relief as disaster averted for a second night http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-16/sydney-bushfire-conditions-ease-for-firefighters/9660818

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/21/02/2018/Storm-system-brings-flooding,-freezing-rain,-snow-to-Midwest

Destructive flash floods, rare tornado hit Algeria https://watchers.news/2018/04/15/destructive-flash-floods-rare-tornado-hit-algeria/

Record-shattering rains trigger destructive floods in Hawaii, 699 mm (27 inches) in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2018/04/16/record-shattering-rains-trigger-destructive-floods-in-hawaii/

Massive storm system sweeps through US, at least 3 deaths reported https://watchers.news/2018/04/15/massive-storm-system-sweeps-through-us-at-least-3-deaths-reported/

One person killed after tornado hits Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina https://watchers.news/2018/04/16/one-person-killed-after-tornado-hits-greensboro-in-guilford-county-north-carolina/

Malawi – Hundreds Displaced by Floods Across the Country http://floodlist.com/africa/malawi-floods-february-2018

Colombia – 12 Dead, 1,067 Families Affected by Recent Severe Weather http://www.smcyinternationalfamily.org/colombia-12-dead-1067-families-affected-recent-severe-weather/

Tanzania – 9 Dead as Flooding Hits Dar Es Salaam http://floodlist.com/africa/tanzania-floods-dar-es-salaam-april-2018

USA – Heavy Rain Floods Parts of New York and New Jersey https://twitter.com/GlobalFloodNews

Homes lost, flood damage in Leamington area worst in 20 years https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/homes-lost-flood-damage-in-leamington-area-worst-in-20-years-1.3886781

Earthquake hits Banjarnegara, kills one, destroys buildings http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/04/18/earthquake-hits-banjarnegara-kills-one-destroys-buildings.html

Kenya – Thousands Displaced as Flooding Continues http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-thousands-displaced-flooding-april-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Martinique – Severe Flooding After 250mm of Rain in 6 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/martinique-floods-april-2018

Entire island of Ambae to be permanently evacuated due to volcano https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/vanuatu-island-evacuation-volcanic-ambae-eruption-entire-population-permanent-a8311716.html?amp&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&__twitter_impression=true

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Apr 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68574/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Apr-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Special Climate Statement 65—persistent summer-like heat sets many April records http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs65.pdf

Alaskan glaciers melting at rate not seen in 400 years https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/alaskan-glaciers-melting-rate-not-seen-400-years/#.WtEfNNoYjkY.twitter

Arctic melting could worsen future California droughts https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/04/arctic-melting-could-worsen-california-droughts/

Experimental effects of climate messages vary geographically https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0122-0

97% consensus on climate change? More like 99.94%, study finds https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/climate-change-consensus-07042018/

Greenhouse effect https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/greenhouse-effect/

Rising sea levels and intense cyclones prompt council action https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/rising-sea-levels-and-intense-cyclones-prompt-coun/3387868/

March was the third warmest globally since 1891 https://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/mar_wld.html

In the coastal communities near the Bering Strait, a winter unlike the rest https://www.climate.gov/news-features/features/coastal-communities-near-bering-strait-winter-unlike-rest

Miami is racing against time to keep up with sea-level rise http://www.businessinsider.com/miami-floods-sea-level-rise-solutions-2018-4/?r=AU&IR=T

The Commonwealth can kickstart a global offensive on climate change https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/18/commonwealth-global-climate-change-new-zealanders?CMP=share_btn_tw

As climate scientists predicted, glaciers are vanishing due to rapidly warming temperatures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/apr/18/glacier-loss-is-accelerating-because-of-global-warming?CMP=share_btn_tw

World Glacier Monitoring Service http://wgms.ch/latest-glacier-mass-balance-data/

Climate change in a San Francisco courtroom http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/news/2018/0410.html

As Climate Costs Grow, Some See A Moneymaking Opportunity https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/17/603230754/as-climate-costs-grow-some-see-a-money-making-opportunity

 

Disaster risk reduction

Disaster Management Research Roadmap for the ASEAN Region https://reliefweb.int/report/world/disaster-management-research-roadmap-asean-region

How building science and research can help avert disaster https://www.aia.org/articles/185061-how-building-science-and-research-can-help-

29 years on from the Hillsborough disaster, Grenfell shows how little we’ve learnt https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/sport/2018/04/29-years-hillsborough-disaster-grenfell-shows-how-little-we-ve-learnt

Heat exposure now more deadly than any other natural disaster https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/heat-exposure-now-more-lethal-than-any-other-natural-disaster

Houston-Area Officials Say They Didn’t Know About Reservoir Flood Risks Pre-Harvey https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2018/04/13/486330.htm

Safer and Stronger Cities: Strategies for Advocating for Federal Resilience Policy https://medium.com/safer-and-stronger-cities-strategies-for-advocatin/introduction-b7ad940f8c72

W&M grad students aid Virginia’s battle against flooding https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/wm-grad-students-aid-virginias-battle-against-flooding.php

At USD 144 billion, global insured losses from disaster events in 2017 were the highest ever, sigma study says http://www.swissre.com/media/news_releases/nr20180410_sigma_global_insured_loses_highest_ever.html

Drought-stricken Cape Town prepares for winter flood risks https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1894883/drought-stricken-cape-town-prepares-for-winter-flood-risks/

Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast http://coastal.la.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Coastal-Master-Plan_Web-Book_CFinal-with-Effective-Date-06092017.pdf

An Affordability Framework for the National Flood Insurance Program https://www.eenews.net/assets/2018/04/17/document_gw_06.pdf

San Francisco’s Big Seismic Gamble https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/04/17/us/san-francisco-earthquake-seismic-gamble.html

Landslides in Nepal: the need for a national agency? https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/17/landslides-in-nepal-1/

Study proposes link between formation of supercontinents, strength of ocean tides https://phys.org/news/2018-04-link-formation-supercontinents-strength-ocean.html

North American and Caribbean Hazards and Disaster Research Centers https://hazards.colorado.edu/resources/research-centers Supercritical river terraces generated by hydraulic and geomorphic interactions https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article-abstract/530330/supercritical-river-terraces-generated-by?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Can We Outsmart a Disaster? http://seismo.berkeley.edu/blog/2018/04/17/can-we-outsmart-disaster.html

Scientists unveil 10,000 sq ft model of Mississippi delta to help save coastline https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/18/mississippi-delta-model-coastal-erosion-scientists?CMP=share_btn_tw

On anniversary of great 1906 quake, California still struggles to prepare for the next ‘big one’ http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-quake-san-francisco-20180418-story.html

The U.S. Is Finally Getting a System to Warn When an Earthquake Is Coming https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/the-app-quakealert-hopes-to-warn-west-coasters-when-an-earthquake-is-coming.html

Visualization of earthquake risk in California https://www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues/maps/visualization-earthquake-risk-california

Seattle is starting to take steps to ready itself for an increased onslaught of rain as a result of climate change and historic weather patterns https://psmag.com/environment/seattle-preps-for-thousand-year-storm

Yorkshire Water hosts first flooding and pollution Hackathon https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/company-news/item/15036-yorkshire-water-hosts-first-flooding-and-pollution-hackathon

Where Next for Flood Risk? Use of Building Polygons Instead of Address Points for Assessment http://blogs.lexisnexis.com/insurance-insights/2018/04/where-next-for-flood-risk-use-of-building-polygons-instead-of-address-points-for-assessment/

Kilauea volcano: Magma system becomes increasingly pressurized, Hawaii https://watchers.news/2018/04/19/kilauea-volcano-magma-system-becomes-increasingly-pressurized-hawaii/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Development of an urban flood management plan that can deal with conditions of deep uncertainty https://understandrisk.org/adaptive-management-urban-flood-risk/

Humans in a Flammable Forest https://www.sfreporter.com/news/theenthusiast/2018/04/18/humans-in-a-flammable-forest/

Opinion: How to achieve better flood-risk governance in the United States http://www.pnas.org/content/115/15/3731

How San Francisco’s next big quake could play out https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-04489-3

 

Emergency Management

Ulverston’s forgotten flood victims talk of hardship 10 years on http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/ulverston/Ulverstons-forgotten-flood-victims-talk-of-hardship-10-years-on-485a71cf-1b38-4185-bfe9-0d7858375586-ds

FEMA’s plan underestimated Puerto Rican hurricane https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/15/puerto-rico-hurricane-fema-disaster-523033

Rural fire service announced for WA in wake of Yarloop blaze, funded by levy hike http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-13/wa-to-get-rural-fire-service-within-dfes-funded-by-levy-hike/9652920

Developing a coordinated, multi-agency response plan for a future great Alpine Fault earthquake https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00288306.2018.1455716?journalCode=tnzg20#.WtQPmDc3qE8.twitter

Public perceptions of emergency decontamination: Effects of intervention type and responder management strategy during a focus group study http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195922

Federal study launched to revamp hurricane cone of error http://weatherplus.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/03/27/just-in-federal-study-launched-to-revamp-hurricane-cone-of-error/

Volunteer Fire Departments Face Declining Numbers http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Volunteer-fire-Departments-Face-Declining-Numbers.html

Greece: The use of satellite imagery in crisis management after flooding https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57841

Flooded communities in Fiji showing resilience https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/354057/flooded-communities-in-fiji-showing-resilience

Large-Scale and Smaller Disasters Increasingly Call for Shared Responsibility by Everyone http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-EDITORIAL-Large-scale-and-smaller-disasters-increasingly-call-for-shared-responsibility-by-everyone.html

Late bushfire season and extreme heat put pressure on resources https://lighthouse.mq.edu.au/article/late-bushfire-season-will-cost-australia-dearly

How Many Wireless Emergency Alerts Are Too Many? https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/how-many-wireless-emergency-alerts-too-many.html

Puerto Rico In The Midst Of An Islandwide Blackout https://www.npr.org/2018/04/18/603693077/puerto-rico-in-the-midst-of-an-island-wide-blackout

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters https://allhandsandhearts.exposure.co/

Citizen scientists keep a watchful eye on the world’s streams https://eos.org/project-updates/testing-the-waters-mobile-apps-for-crowdsourced-streamflow-data

CrowdWater is a citizen science project to collect hydrological data http://www.crowdwater.ch/en/welcome-to-crowdwater/

Virtual reality technology puts people through ‘searing’ bushfire scenario http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-14/virtual-reality-puts-people-through-searing-bushfire/9645584

Could citizen geologists help scientists make geological maps? https://eos.org/features/crowdsourcing-digital-maps-using-citizen-geologists

Earthquake Education Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDbAmX72CFA&list=PLYJjP6lVJvswbQzrA1O_VA_StEun7HqN8

Tsunami Drills Encourage Students to be Aware of the Impacts of Natural Disasters http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/SchoolTsunamiPreparedness.html

Geoscience Communication https://www.geoscience-communication.net/about/aims_and_scope.html

Disaster education and preparedness in the acute care setting: A cross sectional survey of operating theatre nurse’s disaster knowledge and education https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524836/disaster-education-and-preparedness-in-the-acute-care-setting-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-operating-theatre-nurse-s-disaster-knowledge-and-education

People tend to ignore low-probability risks. And some people think that they have flood insurance when they do not https://www.rand.org/blog/2017/09/why-houstonians-didnt-buy-flood-insurance.html

Minecraft & Lego Used For Emergency Preparedness https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Minecraft-Lego-Used-For-Emergency-Preparedness

Ceremonies commemorate 112th anniversary of 1906 earthquake in SF http://abc7news.com/ceremonies-commemorate-112th-anniversary-of-1906-earthquake-in-sf/3360492/

Rare footage of San Francisco after 1906 earthquake shown in Fremont theater http://abc7.com/footage-of-san-francisco-after-1906-quake-shown-in-fremont/3361514/

Utahns prepare for ‘the big one’ in Great Shakeout earthquake drills http://fox13now.com/2018/04/19/utahns-prepare-for-the-big-one-in-great-shakeout-earthquake-drills/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Is anyone out there? The social media for emergency management audience https://disasterece.com/2018/04/17/is-anyone-out-there-the-social-media-for-emergency-management-audience/

 

Psychology and disasters

Flood risk denial in US coastal communities https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180402085848.htm

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

Daniel Aldrich: More focus on social capital needed as measure of disaster resilience https://federalnewsradio.com/federal-drive/2018/03/daniel-aldrich-more-focus-on-social-capital-needed-as-measure-of-disaster-resilience/

“The most resilient communities appear to be those with a wide variety of deeply rooted cooperative organizations, often made up of volunteers” https://www.futurity.org/volunteers-community-resilience-disasters-1729652/

The opportunity for good in Cape Town’s drought https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/cape-town-drought/

Today in disaster resilience (6 April 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Very deep M6.8 earthquake hits Chuquisaca, Bolivia https://watchers.news/2018/04/02/very-deep-m6-8-earthquake-hits-chuquisaca-bolivia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Cyclone “Josie” claims 4 lives in Fiji https://watchers.news/2018/04/02/tropical-cyclone-josie-claims-4-lives-in-fiji/

Dust storm kills three in Uttar Pradesh, India https://watchers.news/2018/04/01/dust-storm-kills-three-in-uttar-pradesh-india/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Several rivers in the Balkans have broken their banks over the last few days, causing flooding in parts of northern Greece, southeastern Bulgaria and northwestern Turkey https://www.sott.net/article/381404-Rivers-overflow-flooding-areas-of-Greece-Bulgaria-and-Turkey

Flood warnings issued across UK as river levels rise after wet Easter https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/03/flood-warnings-issued-across-uk-as-river-levels-rise-after-wet-easter

Village near Ambae volcano faces relocation after flash flood, Vanuatu https://watchers.news/2018/04/03/vanuatu-village-faces-relocation-after-flash-floods/

Scientists keep close eye on Alpine Fault quake swarm http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12025977

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Apr 2018: Fuego volcano, Dukono, Agung, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68344/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Apr-2018-Fuego-volcano-Dukono-Agung-Reventador-Turrialba-Sakuraj.html

Cape Town ‘Day Zero’ pushed back to 2019 as dams fill up in South Africa https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-drought/cape-town-day-zero-pushed-back-to-2019-as-dams-fill-up-in-south-africa-idUKKCN1HA1LN

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Changes in climate extremes, fresh water availability and vulnerability to food insecurity projected at 1.5°C and 2°C global warming with a higher-resolution global climate model http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/376/2119/20160452

‘Extreme’ Changes Underway in Some of Antarctica’s Biggest Glaciers https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02042018/antarctica-ice-sheet-shelf-glaciers-grounding-line-receding-worst-case-sea-level-rise-risk

The number of new coal plants under development worldwide continues to fall dramatically http://reneweconomy.com.au/global-new-coal-plant-pipeline-keeps-shrinking-45886/

An alarming 10 percent of Antarctica’s coastal glaciers are now in retreat, scientists find https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/04/02/an-alarming-10-percent-of-antarcticas-coastal-glaciers-are-in-retreat-scientists-find/?utm_term=.66c3420b18a6

Ice-free Arctic summers could hinge on small climate warming range https://www.colorado.edu/today/2018/04/02/ice-free-arctic-summers-could-hinge-small-climate-warming-range

Reduced probability of ice-free summers for 1.5 °C compared to 2 °C warming https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0127-8

Impact of Climate Change on Flood Frequency and Intensity in the Kabul River Basin http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/8/4/114

FEMA removed all reference to climate change from its planning document earlier this month https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/fema-climate-change-strategic-plan-ellison-letter_us_5abc16ede4b04a59a3143183

Fiji PM: Climate change threatens our survival http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43625608

The Climate Ex map will tell you what the weather will be like in 2070–and where to go to get the weather you like in 50 years https://www.fastcompany.com/40548716/these-maps-show-how-climate-change-will-mess-up-the-weather-where-you-live

At least 7 countries break monthly records as heat wave hits Asia https://mashable.com/2018/04/03/severe-heat-wave-asia-monthly-records/#ZVipSzSfMGqU

Senegal city races to move families as sea swallows homes https://www.zilient.org/article/senegal-city-races-move-families-sea-swallows-homes

Warmest March in Bahrain since 1902 https://watchers.news/2018/04/05/warmest-march-in-bahrain-since-1902/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

April snowstorm covers parts of Saudi Arabia in white https://watchers.news/2018/04/04/april-snowstorm-covers-parts-of-saudi-arabia-in-white/

New York City sees heaviest April snow since 1982 https://watchers.news/2018/04/04/new-york-city-sees-heaviest-april-snow-since-1982/

Five key lessons other cities can learn from Cape Town’s water crisis https://theconversation.com/five-key-lessons-other-cities-can-learn-from-cape-towns-water-crisis-94045

Arctic sea ice extent for March 2018 was the second lowest in the 1979 to 2018 satellite record http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2018/04/2018-winter-arctic-sea-ice-bering-down/

More than 100 cities now mostly powered by renewable energy, data shows https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/feb/27/cities-powered-clean-energy-renewable

‘Summer-like’ heat to nudge late-season heat records across south-east https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/summer-like-heat-to-nudge-late-season-heat-records-across-south-east-20180405-p4z7x4.html

Global warming of 1.5°C is imminent, likely in just a decade from now https://reneweconomy.com.au/climate-change-1-5c-closer-imagine-44124/

 

Disaster risk reduction

How Overbuilt Levees Along the Upper Mississippi River Push Floods Onto Others https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/rockisland

World’s first 3D thermal image of volcano https://watchers.news/2018/04/02/first-3d-thermal-image-of-volcano/

Large crack in East African Rift is evidence of continent splitting in two https://watchers.news/2018/03/30/large-crack-in-east-african-rift-is-evidence-of-continent-splitting-in-two/

USGS Publishes Bulletin 17C, “Guidelines for Determining Flood Flow Frequency” https://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=539

California Earthquake: Big Risk, Big Exposure http://www.rms.com/blog/2018/03/27/california-earthquake-big-risk-big-exposure/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=wcirb_eq

National flood insurance is underwater because of outdated science https://www.salon.com/2018/04/01/national-flood-insurance-is-underwater-because-of-outdated-science_partner/#.WsKdvAAdi6J.twitter

Atmosphere and land model development has historically been segregated but coupled processes crucial to prediction and extremes can be properly represented only with a holistic approach https://eos.org/editors-vox/coupled-from-the-start

Welcome Dutch fixes for Charleston’s flooding woes https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/welcome-dutch-fixes-for-charleston-s-flooding-woes/article_50d6006e-3375-11e8-9ebf-73482288f347.html

“Mitigation is most likely to occur soon after a flood, and is most successful when decisions are community-based” https://phys.org/news/2018-04-denial-coastal.html

Proposed Floodplain Changes to Raise Houston Elevations https://www.enr.com/articles/44236-proposed-floodplain-changes-to-raise-houston-elevations

Could Sydney be the next Houston? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/could-sydney-be-next-houston

FEMA Announces its Intent to Transfer NFIP Risk to the Capital Markets https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/04/02/fema-announces-its-intent-transfer-nfip-risk-capital-markets

Urban wetlands management in Colombo: a new model for urban flood resilience https://reliefweb.int/report/sri-lanka/urban-wetlands-management-colombo-new-model-urban-resilience

Landslides triggered by the 14 November 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake, New Zealand https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/03/bssa-mw-7-8-kaikoura-earthquake-1/

FG installs flood warning system in 5 Niger Delta states http://ndlink.org/2018/04/03/fg-installs-flood-warning-system-in-10-states/

“The next generation of flood-risk assessment models should integrate better knowledge of how people deal with risk and damage” https://www.cmcc.it/article/human-behavior-is-the-key-to-reducing-flood-risk

Houston City Council adopts stricter flood plain development rules https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Houston-City-Council-adopts-stricter-flood-plain-12805504.php?src=hp_totn

Ecosystem-based adaptation to increase flood resilience of vulnerable people – Evidence from central Vietnam https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/57603?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Forecasting and warning system for Sava River almost complete https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/forecasting-warning-system-sava-river-almost-complete/

Skilful seasonal forecasts of streamflow over Europe? https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/2057/2018/hess-22-2057-2018.pdf

Will a Huge New Flood Barrier Save Venice? https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/04/will-a-huge-new-flood-barrier-save-venice/556226/

Government dedicates £36 million to new UK flood defence schemes https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/government-dedicates-36-million-to-new-uk-flood-defence-schemes/70004548

In conversation with the next generation of flood engineers https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2018/03/19/in-conversation-with-the-next-generation-of-flood-engineers/

Study: flood control engineering likely has worsened floods http://www.wbrz.com/news/study-flood-control-engineering-likely-has-worsened-floods/

Climatic control of Mississippi River flood hazard amplified by river engineering https://www.nature.com/articles/nature26145

Bushfire Prevention — Data-Driven Powerline Installation and Brush Monitoring https://medium.com/planet-os/bushfire-prevention-data-driven-powerline-installation-and-brush-monitoring-d7919e8d1e7e

Two of the more interesting landslides from the Papua New Guinea earthquake https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/04/papua-new-guinea-earthquake/

Hurricane forecasters see above-average 2018 U.S. storm season http://news.trust.org/item/20180405173130-fo5zg/

Tokyo’s enormous underground flood protection system pumps excess water out of the metropolitan area into the sea but climate change might take it to its limits http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2018/03/29/tokyos-massive-flood-protection-facility-might-not-be-enough-cdue-to-climate-change/

 

Emergency Management

Mudslide losses top $421 million in hard-hit California town https://apnews.com/9b8ef4351765428e9f57beeb4781cf15/Mudslide-losses-top-$421-million-in-hard-hit-California-town?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=APWestRegion

Global disaster response needs at networked approach https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/03/30/global-disaster-response-needs-a-networked-approach/

A model for relief and recovery https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/resilienceindex?utm_source=Twitter&utm_term=0_f923f18da4-7eaf9480f4-555353465&utm_content=can-atmospheric-science-improve-global-disaster-resilience

Municipal plans to fight wildfire and floods in focus as draft bill hits the road http://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/municipal-plans-to-fight-wildfire-and-floods-in-focus-as-draft-bill-hits-the-road

Victoria has gained approval to conduct night time firebombing operations next summer season https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/night-time-firebombing-approved

Namibia: Floods DREF MDRNA010 Emergency Plan of Action Final Report https://reliefweb.int/report/namibia/namibia-floods-dref-mdrna010-emergency-plan-action-final-report

Are we leading enough in the emergency services? https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/afac-ceo-are-we-leading-enough

How Cyclone Alby 40 years ago caught WA off-guard, with deadly consequences http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-04/a-look-at-cyclone-alby-40-years-on/9614592

Bureau of Meteorology blames late cyclone warning on ‘staffing issue’ https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/04/04/06/21/cyclone-iris-queensland-wild-winds-flooding-as-storm-moves-southeast

Aid distribution underway in Fiji post cyclone http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/354003/aid-distribution-underway-in-fiji-post-cyclone?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rewiring Puerto Rico: Power and Empowerment After Hurricane Maria https://medium.com/@dangerbui/rewiring-puerto-rico-power-and-empowerment-after-hurricane-maria-7efdff23da6d

Earthquake warning system expands with the help of federal funding http://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/early-earthquake-system-expands-with-the-help-of-federal-funding

Puerto Rico says tourism has roared back to life http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/03/news/puerto-rico-tourism/index.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The information needs of women during disasters http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-02/helping-women-overcome-disaster-preparedness-gaps/9549862

Facilitating Dialogue in Communities: Using the FAC Self-Assessment Tool https://fireadaptednetwork.org/using-fac-self-assessment-tool/?platform=hootsuite

Children aren’t liabilities in disasters – they can help, if we let them https://theconversation.com/children-arent-liabilities-in-disasters-they-can-help-if-we-let-them-93794

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Countering False Information on Social Media in Disasters and Emergencies https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/SMWG_Countering-False-Info-Social-Media-Disasters-Emergencies_Mar2018-508.pdf

Social Media Analysis During Disasters online course https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dis_courses/social-media/index.html

What strategies do public service media have for news distribution on social media? https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/our-research/public-service-news-and-social-media

 

Psychology and disasters

The impact on mental health has been greatest among people who were affected by flood damage in a variety of ways http://ucrh.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/After-the-Flood-Research-Seminar-22-Mar-2018-flyer_.pdf

Climate changes mental health https://apha.org/-/media/files/pdf/topics/climate/climate_changes_mental_health.ashx?la=en&hash=AFF50C8C183A2846372355AB2B438A1157E1B3AE

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

“Building that connectedness before a disaster happens is an important part of preparedness so it naturally happens in response to a disaster” http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-29/natural-disaster-impact-on-mental-health-costly/9597104

When the flood that resulted from last year’s Cyclone Debbie swept through, the community of Murwillumbah didn’t wait for the wheels of government bureaucracy to act http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-01/murwillumbah-the-town-that-refuses-to-define-itself-by-disaster/9602180

Today in disaster resilience (16 March 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Queensland floods: Mammoth clean-up and more rain to come https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/03/12/05/38/queensland-floods-mammoth-clean-up-as-potential-cyclone-looms

Single lightning strike kills 16, injures 140 in Rwanda https://watchers.news/2018/03/11/single-lightning-strike-kills-16-injures-140-in-rwanda/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

State of emergency after landslide destroys over 100 homes, Peru https://watchers.news/2018/03/09/state-of-emergency-after-landslide-destroys-over-100-homes-peru/

Deadly thunderstorm, tornado hits Thailand https://watchers.news/2018/03/10/deadly-thunderstorm-tornado-thailand/

Kazakhstan – Hundreds Evacuated After Heavy Rain and Melting Snow Cause Flooding in East http://floodlist.com/asia/kazakhstan-floods-march-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

At least a third of the Queensland’s local government areas are impacted by floods, with the damage bill to reach “in the millions” http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2018-03-12/queensland-floods-man-assaulted-with-baseball-bat-amid-breakins-in-flooded-ingham/1741758?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Records broken by 3rd nor’easter in 2 weeks, 4th possible next week https://watchers.news/2018/03/15/records-broken-skylar-3rd-noreaster-in-2-weeks-4th-possible-next-week/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Landslide destroys 7 homes in Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia https://watchers.news/2018/03/13/landslide-destroys-6-homes-in-hrvatska-kostajnica-croatia/

Tropical cyclone expected to form off Northern Territory coast, Australia https://watchers.news/2018/03/15/tropical-cyclone-expected-to-form-off-northern-territory-coast-australia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Mar 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68025/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Mar-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sakurajim.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Britain’s CO2 Emissions Have Fallen to Levels Last Seen in 1890 https://e360.yale.edu/digest/britains-co2-emissions-have-fallen-to-levels-last-seen-in-1890

Special issue: Resilience and the climate threat https://thebulletin.org/blog/whats-new-bulletin/resilience-and-climate-threat-guest-edited-alice-c-hill?platform=hootsuite

Australia’s greenhouse gas pollution levels have jumped yet again, increasing for the third consecutive year https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/emissions-data-released-2017

Global Carbon Budget 2017 https://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/10/405/2018/

Australia’s solar future bright as households install record 3.5m panels https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/mar/06/australias-solar-future-bright-as-households-install-record-35m-panels

22 leading Commonwealth science bodies urge action on climate change http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12010657

‘Vulnerable’: Climate change threatens Wollongong homes, WIN Stadium https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/vulnerable-climate-change-threatens-wollongong-homes-win-stadium-20180312-p4z40u.html

When Rising Seas Hit Home: Hard Choices Ahead for Hundreds of US Coastal Communities https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/when-rising-seas-hit-home-chronic-inundation-from-sea-level-rise#.Wqb5SR1ubIW

Data Snapshot: Millennials and Climate Change https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/snapshot/millennials-climate

Climate Conflicts: Myth or Reality? https://theglobalobservatory.org/2018/03/climate-conflicts-myth-reality/

As the Arctic warms, nor’easters may get worse https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/us/winter-weather-arctic-warmth-linked/index.html?utm_content=buffer3ce09&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate change is a disaster foretold, just like the first world war https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/12/climate-change-is-a-disaster-foretold-just-like-the-first-world-war?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

A climate-themed album sobers and inspires https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/03/climate-themed-album-sobers-inspires/

February 2018 was sixth warmest February on record https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2694/february-2018-was-sixth-warmest-february-on-record/

It’s 50 years since climate change was first seen. Now time is running out https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/15/50-years-climate-change-denial

Physicians are noticing an influx of patients whose illnesses are directly or indirectly related to global warming https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/doctors-warn-climate-change-threatens-public-health/

How people in Nepal live with the threat of a dangerous glacial lake outburst flood caused by climate change https://slate.com/technology/2018/03/how-people-in-nepal-live-with-the-threat-of-a-glacial-lake-outburst-flood-caused-by-climate-change.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

Turning Dhaka into a resilient city http://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/environment/turning-dhaka-resilient-city-1546240

After the tsunami: Japan’s sea walls – in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2018/mar/09/after-the-tsunami-japan-sea-walls-in-pictures?CMP=share_btn_tw

Drones will be used to investigate Auckland’s big landslide threats as part of EQC-funded study http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12010555

Sendai Framework Monitor takes off https://www.unisdr.org/archive/57401

Wet, cool summers create major fire threat on neglected crown land http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-11/are-wa-authorities-dropping-the-ball-on-fire-prevention/9532028

Water crises are hitting our economies: Time to hit back with natural infrastructure http://news.trust.org/item/20180221150159-vjq6b

Options for reducing house-losses during wildfires without clearing trees and shrubs https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204618300598

Improving meteorological services to issue advance warnings & protect people from climate hazards in Moldova https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/sound-the-alarm

Flooding has flushed 43 billion plastic pieces out to sea http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/flooding-has-flushed-43-billion-plastic-pieces-out-sea?utm_source=newsfromscience&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=floodinghas-18361

Continental United States Hurricane Landfall Frequency and Associated Damage: Observations and Future Risks https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0184.1

Vietnam and U.N. to build storm-proof housing for coastal communities http://news.trust.org/item/20180312080130-dwbm2?platform=hootsuite

Once the levee is constructed and accredited, more than 3,100 properties in Aberdeen and Hoquiam will be removed from the area that FEMA has mapped https://www.thedailyworld.com/news/design-permit-phases-of-north-shore-levee-project-now-fully-funded/

St. Louis’s Preliminary Resilience Assessment https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/mayor/news/city-releases-preliminary-resilience-assessment.cfm

How plant traits determine the flammability of ecosystems and interact with climate and weather to influence fire regimes http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa9ead/meta

Study shows NRA is wrong about Aussie gun laws https://www.smh.com.au/national/study-shows-nra-is-wrong-about-aussie-gun-laws-20180312-p4z41i.html?

To grow economically, protect Houston from flooding https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Houston-needs-housing-that-doesn-t-flood-12744658.php

Six figures for six feet: Some Harvey victims in Houston spend huge sums to elevate their homes https://www.texastribune.org/2018/03/14/harvey-elevate-homes-flood-houston-money-costs/

U.S. Infrastructure Must Be Flood-Ready, State and Local Officials Say http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2018/03/13/us-infrastructure-must-be-flood-ready-state-and-local-officials-say

A New Flood Protection Standard for the US’ Flooding Problem https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/new-flood-protection-standard-us-flooding-problem

East Coast Nor’easters Amplify Calls for Resilient Building Code Regulations https://www.enr.com/articles/44146-east-coast-noreasters-amplify-calls-for-resilient-building-code-regulations

Delivering urban resilience https://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/delivering-urban-resilience-summary-report-2018.pdf

Hazard Mitigation for Natural Disasters: A Starter Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-08/documents/160815-hazardmitigationfornaturaldisasters.pdf

Disaster Risk Reduction can protect smallholder farmers, experts say http://news.trust.org//item/20180314224038-vuc5p/

Historic reconstructions of daily river flow for 303 UK catchments (1891-2015) https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/documents/f710bed1-e564-47bf-b82c-4c2a2fe2810e

Disaster resilience at the local level http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/opinion/2018/03/14/editorial-disaster-resilience-local-level-593557

Implementation guide for local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/57399_drrresiliencepublicreview.pdf

Natural Disasters Are Costing Farming Billions of Dollars a Year https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-15/natural-disasters-are-costing-farming-billions-of-dollars-a-year

Africa: Climate-Threatened Nations to Get Profiles of Drought, Flood Risk https://africareportonbusiness.com/2018/03/15/africa-climate-threatened-nations-to-get-profiles-of-drought-flood-risk-2/

Floods don’t just happen in flood zones https://www.philrichardinsurance.com/floods-dont-just-happen-flood-zones/

Number of natural disasters in the United States from 1900 to 2016, by type https://www.statista.com/statistics/236504/number-of-natural-disasters-in-the-us-by-type/

Cascading hazards: need to focus on research https://thehimalayantimes.com/opinion/cascading-hazards-need-to-focus-on-research/

 

Emergency Management

Papua New Guinea quake: An invisible disaster which could change life forever http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43297145

Five months after Hurricane Maria, the rebuilding effort in Puerto Rico is powered by women https://www.vogue.com/projects/13542078/puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria-2/

Here’s How Mobile Technology Makes Disaster Zones Less Disastrous https://sanvada.com/2018/03/04/heres-mobile-technology-makes-disaster-zones-less-disastrous/

Puerto Rico’s New Resiliency Commission Pushes for Community-Led Recovery https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/03/09/puerto-ricos-new-resiliency-commission-pushes-community-led-recovery/

Fukushima nuclear disaster: did the evacuation raise the death toll? https://www.ft.com/content/000f864e-22ba-11e8-add1-0e8958b189ea

Firebombers in Australia set to tackle bushfires at night https://www.9now.com.au/today/2018/clip-cjenij2jh002j0gpcdgr90qqa

Incorporating intelligence for typical evacuation under the threat of fire spreading https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753517308330

90 Years Later, The St. Francis Dam Failure Remains A Vital Safety Lesson https://damsafety.org/article/awareness/90-years-later-st-francis-dam-failure-remains-vital-safety-lesson

Irma Caused 129 Deaths, More Than $53 Billion in Damages, Hurricane Center Concludes http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Irma-Caused-129-Deaths-More-Than-53B-in-Damages-Hurricane-Center-Concludes.html

Elevating Emergency Response in Tanzania https://www.gfdrr.org/en/feature-story/elevating-emergency-response-tanzania

A study of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami has emphasized the importance of economic recovery to the well-being of communities in the post-disaster phase https://www.unisdr.org/archive/57445

The Relationship Between Firearm Availability and Suicide https://www.rand.org/research/gun-policy/analysis/supplementary/firearm-availability-suicide.html

Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) Community Resilience Strategy 2016-2019 – Year One Outcomes Report has been released https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/resilience

FEMA Releases 2018-2022 Strategic Plan https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/03/15/fema-releases-2018-2022-strategic-plan

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Impressive animation – family prepares for major Tokyo earthquake https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/972022507669667840

Dozens of persons with disabilities (PWDs) from the Province of Benguet underwent a one day training on disaster preparedness https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/03/10/pwds-undergo-disaster-preparedness-training-in-benguet/

Tornado safety starts with preparedness http://www.wandtv.com/story/37697941/tornado-safety-starts-with-preparedness

3M survey shows public has hope for science, if others do it http://www.startribune.com/3m-survey-shows-public-has-hope-for-science-if-others-do-it/476336893/

Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster http://www.dw.com/en/japan-marks-7th-anniversary-of-tsunami-and-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/a-42926522?maca=en-rss_top_news-13961-xml-mrss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Seismic waves visualisation http://ds.iris.edu/seismon/swaves/

European Region countries convene to boost emergency preparedness and response http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/emergencies/disaster-preparedness-and-response/news/news/2018/2/european-region-countries-convene-to-boost-emergency-preparedness-and-response

We should be promoting early STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills https://theconversation.com/five-things-parents-can-do-every-day-to-help-develop-stem-skills-from-a-young-age-92927?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

When the Earth Moves Under Your Feet: What to Do When an Earthquake Strikes http://riskconversation.com/blog/personal/2017/03/08/what-to-do-when-an-earthquake-strikes/

Fun way to examine Australia’s future population scenarios http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-13/big-australia-or-small-australia-you-decide-our-population/9470156

Everything has changed. Even the way we change has changed https://globalecoguy.org/inflection-point-97d81c4ec445

FEMA offers tips for rebuilding after Harvey at home improvement stores https://www.chron.com/business/bizfeed/article/FEMA-offers-tips-for-rebuilding-after-Harvey-at-12742309.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Giant Spider Rescued From Herbert River, North Queensland, Twitterati Frightened After Watching The Video https://www.latestly.com/social-viral/giant-spider-rescued-from-herbert-river-north-queensland-twitterati-frightened-after-watching-the-video-60801.html

Drills in schools to mark 2011 Japan earthquake & tsunami https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/live/

“Americans use the phrase ‘natural disaster’ with ease, but have continued to debate its meaning even more following Hurricane Katrina” http://www.processhistory.org/parker-disasters-have-histories/

Australians rescued a giant spider from floodwaters. The rest of the world wonders why http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-australians-giant-spider-20180312-story.html

Measurement and communication: what worked and what did not in Fukushima http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/ANIB_45_2S

Malawi’s Recovery and Resilience Efforts Have Major Impact on Education https://reliefweb.int/report/malawi/malawi-s-recovery-and-resilience-efforts-have-major-impact-education

Gamification in disaster management http://www.humanitarianleadershipacademy.org/topics/gamification/

Resilience Through Creativity: Global Resilience Institute Art Show https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/event/resilience-art-show/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

A social media analysis tool that monitors Twitter to gather real-time information on the disaster situation to be tested in Piedmont http://www.i-react.eu/i-react-tests-for-the-first-time-its-technology-against-floods-in-piedmont/

A majority of Americans use Facebook and YouTube, but young adults are especially heavy users of Snapchat and Instagram http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/03/01/social-media-use-in-2018/

Unofficial weather forecaster Higgins Storm Chasing criticised for alarmist social media flood post http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-15/higgins-storm-chasing-criticised-by-farmers-for-flood-forecast/9549878

With 7 billion hits, Hurricane Irma nearly broke the Internet http://www.bradenton.com/news/state/article204796764.html

 

Psychology and disasters

Pre-Disaster PTSD as a moderator of the relationship between natural disaster and suicidal ideation over time https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322239746_Pre-Disaster_PTSD_as_a_moderator_of_the_relationship_between_natural_disaster_and_suicidal_ideation_over_time

 

Sociology and Disasters

Flooding and gentrification https://mailchi.mp/ef63e5ab2d8b/flooding-the-g-word?e=c165902733

Humans ‘thrived’ after historic Mount Toba eruption http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43377960

Research shows the importance of social capital in longevity https://hackspirit.com/psychologist-reveals-secret-longevity-us-largely-ignore/?utm_content=bufferff8ae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer