Today in disaster resilience (9 February 2018)

Disaster

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Flood in Central and Eastern Latvia http://emergency.copernicus.eu/mapping/list-of-components/EMSR268

Ex TC Fehi causes major flooding in New Zealand https://www.sott.net/article/376041-Ex-Cyclone-Fehi-causes-major-flooding-in-New-Zealand

Record rainfall causes flooding in southern Bolivia https://www.sott.net/article/376076-Record-rains-cause-flooding-in-Tarija-Bolivia-50000-affected

Snowfall of the century: Record-breaking snow and freezing rain wreak havoc across Moscow https://watchers.news/2018/02/04/snowfall-of-the-century-record-breaking-snow-freezing-rain-wreak-havoc-across-moscow/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Massive floods hit Argentina as Pilcomayo River reaches record highs https://watchers.news/2018/02/04/massive-floods-hit-argentina-as-pilcomayo-river-reaches-record-highs/

Eruption of Fuego volcano forces school closures, Orange Alert issued https://watchers.news/2018/02/02/eruption-of-fuego-volcano-forces-school-closures-orange-alert-issued/

Indonesia’s capital braces for floods as landslides kill 2 http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/nation-world/article198402844.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Taiwan has been hit by a 5.7 magnitude aftershock almost 24 hours after a 6.4 quake that led to the deaths of at least seven people http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/349886/taiwan-faces-aftershocks-as-death-toll-rises

Selangau floods worst in 15 years https://www.theborneopost.com/2018/02/09/tamin-rep-selangau-floods-worst-in-15-years/

Nine Dead, 10 Still Missing in Aftermath of Taiwan Earthquake https://reliefweb.int/report/china-taiwan-province/nine-dead-10-still-missing-aftermath-taiwan-earthquake

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Feb 2018: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/67397/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Feb-2018-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-.html

Heaviest snowfall since 1986 gridlocks Paris, record 740 km (460 miles) of traffic jams https://watchers.news/2018/02/08/heavy-snowfall-gridlocks-paris-record-740-km-460-miles-of-traffic-jams-reported/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

Climate Change, Transitions, and Geopolitics https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3287&utm_content=buffer98906&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

The number of hot days in Sydney increased in the past decade across the city, particularly those with extreme heat http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/heat-is-on-in-sydney-as-number-of-extreme-days-nudges-higher-20180201-h0sdkf?

Call for scientists to lead action on climate change https://media.uow.edu.au/releases/UOW243305.html

Climate change further complicates the urbanisation challenge http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/immersive-story/2018/01/31/3-big-ideas-to-achieve-sustainable-cities-and-communities?CID=SURR_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Let Cape Town revolutionise the way we think about water https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/04/let-cape-town-revolutionise-the-way-we-think-about-water

‘Nepal’s climate to get warmer and wetter in future’ http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-02-02/nepals-climate-to-get-warmer-and-wetter-in-future.html

Scientists Find Strong Link Between Climate Change and Wildfires http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/02/07/scientists-find-strong-link-climate-change-wildfires/

HUD tells states to consider sea level rise when rebuilding from storms https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hud-tells-states-to-consider-sea-level-rise-when-rebuilding-from-storms/article/2648437

As climate changes, we need the arts more than ever https://ensia.com/voices/arts/

This Overview Brief explores the topic of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process http://napglobalnetwork.org/resource/snapshot-monitoring-evaluation-nap-process-opportunities-challenges-emerging-solutions/

Disaster risk reduction

Volcanic Threat and Monitoring Capabilities in the United States https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3142/

Create “Sponge Cities” to Tackle Worsening Floods http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/01/create-sponge-cities-tackle-worsening-floods/

Central Asia Fault Database https://esdynamics.geo.uni-tuebingen.de/faults/

Barriers towards hotel disaster preparedness: Case studies of post 2011 Tsunami, Japan https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918300384

Moving Mitigation Forward https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/moving-mitigation-forward-new-knowledge-and-next-steps

The Great Unconformity—a huge time gap in the rock record—may have been triggered by the uplift of an ancient supercontinent https://eos.org/articles/erasing-a-billion-years-of-geologic-time-across-the-globe

Building urban disaster resilience in 2018 http://thecityfix.com/blog/improving-urban-climate-resilience-in-2018-requires-more-data-and-urgency-arianna-flores-corral/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=wricities&utm_campaign=socialmedia

Hurricane-hit Dominica hurries to prepare for next storm season https://www.zilient.org/article/hurricane-hit-dominica-hurries-prepare-next-storm-season

Conceptualising the link between information systems and resilience: A developing country field study http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/isj.12177/abstract

As Paris mops up, warning of more floods in Europe’s future https://phys.org/news/2018-01-paris-mops-europe-future.html

Cities from five continents – Amman, Cape Town, Greater Miami and the Beaches, Hull and Mexico City – have been selected to contribute to the development of a global framework for water resilience https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/water-issues/item/14811-hull-one-of-five-cities-selected-to-develop-global-water-resilience-framework

Stronger measures required in NSW to reduce the risk of fatalities in home fires https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/news.php?news=2364

Centre of Excellence for Prescribed Burning resources available https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/centre-of-excellence-for-prescribed-burning-resources-available

Report Says Houston Can Learn From Floodplain Buyout Programs In Other Cities https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/02/05/265892/report-says-houston-can-learn-from-floodplain-buyout-programs-in-other-cities/

Creating a flood resilient city: Moving from disaster response to disaster resilience in Ibadan http://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/creating-a-flood-resilient-city-moving-from-disaster-response-to-disaster-resilience-in-ibadan?cid=SHR_BlogSiteShare_XX_EXT

Complex picture for likelihood of ENSO-driven flood hazard https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14796

Paris flooding harks back to one of the great breakthroughs in hydrology https://phys.org/news/2018-02-paris-harks-great-breakthroughs-hydrology.html

Common sense flood reforms would save lives, billions of dollars http://www.thetelegraph.com/opinion/117235/op-ed-common-sense-flood-reforms-would-save-lives-billions-of-dollars

What fault caused the M=6.4 Taiwan earthquake? http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/what-fault-caused-the-m6-4-taiwan-earthquake-6254/

A hydroclimatological approach to predicting regional landslide probability using Landlab https://www.earth-surf-dynam.net/6/49/2018/

A Focus on Resilience After Southern California Fires http://www.resilience.org/stories/2018-02-08/a-focus-on-resilience-after-southern-california-fires/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Giant working model of the Mississippi https://www.fastcodesign.com/90159442/this-giant-working-model-of-the-mississippi-could-help-save-louisiana

Insurance, public assistance and household flood risk reduction: A comparative study of Austria, England and Romania http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14737/#.WnwpRaOSPG8.twitter

 

Emergency Management

Area-specific flood alerts give residents time to save lives, property https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/article/Area-specific-flood-alerts-give-residents-time-to-12549180.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Localizing Humanitarian Drones: Robotics & Disaster Response https://werobotics.org/blog/2018/02/01/localizing-humanitarian-drones/

Research strengthens Incident Management Team development https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/research-strengthen-imt-development

Annual National Memorial Service for fire and emergency services https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/national-memorial-service-to-recognise-over-400-names

FEMA’s Core Capability Development Sheets identify tools for organizations to sustain or to improve their capabilities to close identified gaps https://www.fema.gov/core-capability-development-sheets

Responding to Peru’s worst floods in 30 years http://ec.europa.eu/echo/field-blogs/videos/responding-perus-worst-floods-30-years_en

City of Elko faces $3.6 million suit over February flooding http://www.kmvt.com/content/news/City-of-Elko-faces-36-million-suit-over-February-flooding-467164453.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Do It Together Toolkit for Building Urban Community Resilience http://i-s-e-t.org/resources/training/do-it-together-toolkit-for-building-urban-community-resilience.html

Which fault line do I live on? A guide to the major Bay Area faults http://www.sfgate.com/local/article/Bay-Area-fault-line-San-Andreas-Fault-Hayward-12530797.php

The Environment Agency has launched a new series of short films to help north east communities be better prepared for flooding https://www.gov.uk/government/news/communities-urged-to-log-on-for-new-flood-films

A cycle of prediction, comparison, and feedback supports spatial learning in geoscience https://eos.org/features/learning-to-form-accurate-mental-models

A virtual river valley showing the devastation of flash flooding https://sourceforge.net/projects/flash-flood/

Virginia Tech students help develop flood strategies in Hampton http://www.dailypress.com/news/science/dp-nws-student-flooding-hampton-20180201-story.html

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Making use of the overwhelming amounts of imagery content on social media within minutes of a potential disaster hitting http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/IDy29rzmwwGQvqDiztWb/full

 

Disaster psychology

 

Psychosocial aspects of the Grenfell Fire disaster https://www.newyorker.com/culture/2017-in-review/the-year-the-grenfell-tower-fire-revealed-the-lie-that-londoners-tell-themselves

How do children recover from disasters? https://www.newsy.com/stories/how-do-you-help-children-recover-from-natural-disasters/

How to deal with victim confrontation and stress https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/how-to-deal-victim-confrontation-stress-emergency-services-health

 

Sociology and Disasters

An Assessment of the Effects of Social Connections on the Decision to Evacuate https://hazards.colorado.edu/quickreport/evacuation-behavior-measured-during-an-evacuation-order

Social attachment shapes emergency responses: Evidence from a postfire study http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/sbp/sbp/2018/00000046/00000001/art00012

Individuals and families who are homeless are among the most vulnerable to disasters https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/preparing-the-whole-community-including-homelessness-in-disaster-planning

Enhancing Flood Resilience through Livelihood adaptation https://practicalaction.org/blog/programmes/markets-and-livelihoods/enhancing-flood-resilience-through-livelihood-adaptation/

Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era https://academic.oup.com/ahr/article-abstract/123/1/243/4840318?redirectedFrom=fulltext

In poorer neighborhoods, no recovery yet from Matthew http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180127/in-poorer-neighborhoods-no-recovery-yet-from-matthew?platform=hootsuite

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Today in disaster resilience (19 January 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Biting cold has so far claimed 27 lives in Bangladesh http://www.newagebd.net/article/32468/cold-wave-on-new-spell-coming

PNG Governor orders evacuation of second volcano as eruption fears mount http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-14/thousands-evacuated-from-png-volcano-amid-eruption-fears/9327952

Peru quake: Magnitude 7.1 sea tremor topples buildings http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/348098/peru-quake-magnitude-7-point-1-sea-tremor-topples-buildings

‘We makes the best of everything’: Resilience in wake of flooding on Newfoundland’s west coast http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/crews-work-through-night-flooding-newfoundland-west-coast-1.4486827

Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38 https://apnews.com/7bf0e04c65a7448b85f2a17872108216/Double-suicide-bombing-in-Baghdad-kills-at-least-38-people?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

Western Newfoundland still cleaning up from flood, request for federal disaster money likely http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/western-newfoundland-flood-cleanup-1.4487376

Fire crews have now fully enclosed the largest wildfire ever recorded in California http://www.scpr.org/news/2018/01/12/79756/thomas-fire-fully-contained-38-days-later/

Philippines – 11 Dead After Floods and Landslides in Visayas and Mindanao http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-landslides-visayas-mindanao-january-2018

Mayon Volcano forces evacuation of nearly 40,000 people http://temblor.net/volcano-insights/mayon-volcano-forces-evacuation-of-nearly-40000-people-6128/

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Jan 2018: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/67075/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Jan-2018-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Reven.html

Paraguay – Thousands Evacuated in Asunción as River Levels Rise http://floodlist.com/america/paraguay-asuncion-floods-january-2018

Deadly storm hits Netherlands with hurricane-force winds https://watchers.news/2018/01/18/deadly-storm-hits-netherlands-with-hurricane-force-winds/

Winter storm claims 10 lives across the US South https://watchers.news/2018/01/18/winter-storm-claims-10-lives-across-the-us-south/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change will result in increased hydrological extremes in the upstream domains of the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra http://www.futurewater.eu/2018/01/hydrological-extremes/?utm_content=bufferf2fd9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Anthropogenic warming impacts on California snowpack during drought http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL072104/abstract

Could we retrofit Antarctica’s glaciers to keep them from collapsing? http://grist.org/briefly/could-we-retrofit-antarcticas-glaciers-to-keep-them-from-collapsing/?utm_content=buffer2d618&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How do climate models work? https://www.carbonbrief.org/qa-how-do-climate-models-work

Which works better: climate fear, or climate hope? Well, it’s complicated https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/04/climate-fear-or-hope-change-debate?CMP=share_btn_tw

What do cold snaps have to do with climate change? https://phys.org/news/2018-01-cold-snaps-climate.html

It’s Official: 2017 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record http://e360.yale.edu/digest/its-official-2017-was-the-second-hottest-year-on-record

Australia’s coastal living is at risk from sea level rise, but it’s happened before https://theconversation.com/australias-coastal-living-is-at-risk-from-sea-level-rise-but-its-happened-before-87686?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Scientist warns of more frequent cyclones in Arabian Sea http://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/scientist-warns-of-more-frequent-cyclones-in-arabian-sea/

Fire, Ice, and Climate Change in Iceland http://glacierhub.org/2018/01/16/fire-ice-climate-change-iceland/

Electricity from all forms of renewables will be consistently cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020 https://qz.com/1179753/by-2020-renewable-electricity-will-be-consistently-cheaper-than-fossil-fuel-power/

Why remote Antarctica is so important in a warming world https://theconversation.com/why-remote-antarctica-is-so-important-in-a-warming-world-88197?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Emergent constraint on equilibrium climate sensitivity from global temperature variability https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25450

Global warming won’t reach worst-case scenario – study http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/348349/global-warming-won-t-reach-worst-case-scenario-study

Weather and climate: they’re not the same thing, folks! https://blog.nature.org/conservancy/2018/01/05/lost-in-the-tweetstorm-the-truth-about-climate-doesnt-change-with-the-weather/

Was this latest hurricane caused by global warming or not? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfkS7LqCMDQ&feature=youtu.be

Studies predict a 4.8°C rise in mean annual temperature and a mean 70cm rise in sea level rise by 2100 in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam https://www.sei-international.org/-news-archive/3849?utm_content=bufferb7f45&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

New visualizations bring the alarming realities of climate change down to Earth http://mashable.com/2018/01/18/2017-top-3-warmest-years-visualizations-modern-art/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#jkcqRsR3Miqq

2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record. And That Was Without El Niño https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/18/climate/hottest-year-2017.html

Assessing the Global Climate in 2017 https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201712?position=0&list=I01Le2zdAXWaL5f_bNwAR8ANefyxnQXsBlA-R0v-U4o

 

Disaster risk reduction

 

Coastal resilience still elusive and expensive https://ctmirror.org/2018/01/08/sandy-5-irene-6-coastal-resilience-still-elusive-and-expensive/

Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge and World Renewal Ceremonies into Fire Adaptation: An Indigenous Stewardship Model https://fireadaptednetwork.org/traditional-ecological-knowledge-world-renewal-ceremonies-fire-adaptation/?platform=hootsuite

Potentially huge losses from future earthquakes in Eastern Canada: study http://www.news1130.com/2018/01/13/potentially-huge-losses-from-future-earthquakes-in-eastern-canada-study/

Act now to protect millions from floods — study http://www.dw.com/en/act-now-to-protect-millions-from-floods-study/a-42110153

India’s advocacy of disaster risk management will save lives http://www.hindustantimes.com/opinion/india-s-advocacy-of-disaster-risk-management-will-save-lives/story-2Cb7jmcaAg1QWez2I8oJjM.html

River Floods Will Threaten Tens of Millions in Next 25 Years https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/river-floods-will-threaten-tens-of-millions-in-next-25-years/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

We could learn much more from 1918 pandemic – the (mis)fortune of research relying on original death certificates http://www.annalsofepidemiology.org/article/S1047-2797(17)30719-6/fulltext?utm_content=buffer41a0b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Future floods will be in mind as California town rebuilds http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-5271505/Future-floods-mind-California-town-rebuilds.html

£42M Humber Hull Frontages go ahead https://www.ukconstructionmedia.co.uk/news/42m-humber-hull-frontages-go-ahead/

UK China Urban Flooding Research Impact Programme https://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/international-research-and-collaborations/newton-fund-programmes/uk-china-urban-flooding-research-impact-programme

Drone footage of huge fissure opening behind imminent landslide https://boingboing.net/2018/01/15/drone-footage-of-huge-fissure.html

Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance goes into next phase https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/zurich-flood-resilience-alliance-goes-next-phase-michael-szoenyi/

Natural Hazard Data: A Practical Guide https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/institutional-document/387631/natural-hazard-data-practical-guide-main.pdf

Flood Resilience Program extended for five more years https://practicalaction.org/blog/programmes/disaster-risk-reduction-2/flood-resilience-program-extended-for-five-more-years/

Whole of England to be mapped with lasers to tackle flooding and illegal waste dumps http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/england-mapped-lasers-flooding-waste-dumps-a8134156.html

The UK Environment Agency has launched a consultation which considers proposals to transfer ‘flood risk management activities’ on a number of stretches of watercourses to local groups http://www.governmentbusiness.co.uk/news/16012018/management-rivers-could-go-communities

In Capitol Hill debate over future of flood insurance, role of private market disputed http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/article_65a077ee-f857-11e7-bfbc-7bf9154d2b30.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Deadly California mudslides show the need for maps and zoning that better reflect landslide risk https://theconversation.com/deadly-california-mudslides-show-the-need-for-maps-and-zoning-that-better-reflect-landslide-risk-90087?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Natural Hazards Partnership: A public-sector collaboration across the UK for natural hazard disaster risk reduction https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303370

The tide is high: what steps are we taking to ensure that rising seas and catastrophic weather don’t swallow American communities whole? https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/the-tide-is-high/

Repeated flooding spurs Harris County to discuss plans for $1 billion bond package in 2018 https://communityimpact.com/houston/spring-klein/city-county/2018/01/16/repeated-flooding-spurs-harris-county-discuss-plans-1-billion-bond-package-2018/

Nine Ways to Start Connecting Stormwater and  Floodplain Management: A New Report http://willamettepartnership.org/connecting-stormwater-floodplain-management-new-report/?utm_content=buffer9da07&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Global Risks Report 2018 https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-risks-report-2018/

Can technology help us prepare for flooding? See how it’s working in Indonesia https://www.ctc-n.org/news/ctcn-video-indonesia-can-technology-help-us-prepare-flooding

The risk of extreme weather ending human existence is topped only by the risk posed by weapons of mass destruction http://www.newsweek.com/human-existence-threatened-more-extreme-weather-not-weapons-mass-destruction-783589

Reconciling Opportunity and Resilience in Changing Times http://www.brinknews.com/reconciling-opportunity-and-resilience-in-changing-times/

Himawari-8 data assimilated simulation enables 10-minute updates of rain and flood predictions https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180117125525.htm

Towards a flood resilient future https://reunder40s.blog/2018/01/16/towards-a-flood-resilient-future/

A Dutch Bridge Designed to Flood as Water Levels Rise https://www.fastcodesign.com/90156536/a-dutch-bridge-designed-to-flood-as-water-levels-rise

Quantifying the Impact of 20-Year Flood Frequency on Land Cover Change Type http://pubs.sciepub.com/ajcea/6/1/2/

Emergency Management

Many people didn’t evacuate after being told to do so before Californian mudslide https://apnews.com/4277c52e92fb415ead6a7ce0fbcf9850?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=APWestRegion

School Flooding Shows Need for Better Storm Preparedness, Recovery Planning http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2018/01/09/school-flooding-shows-need-for-better-storm-preparedness-recovery-planning

Using data from both government and volunteer sources is key to an effective disaster response strategy http://www.govtech.com/data/GT-JanuaryFebruary-2018-How-Trusting-Tech-Can-Improve-Disaster-Response.html?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hks-twitter&utm_source=twitter

A false alert of an impending missile attack highlights just how unprepared the country is for nuclear disaster https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/01/pandemonium-and-rage-in-hawaii/550529/?utm_source=atltw

‘It was like Niagara Falls’: how California’s rich and poor united against a tide of mud https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/14/california-mudslides-montecito-verdugo-los-angeles

£3m Ark training centre to be lifesaver in flood emergencies https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/3m-ark-training-centre-to-be-lifesaver-in-flood-emergencies-1-6587204

Flooding in Madagascar, a first assessment from Satellite https://www.earthstartsbeating.com/2018/01/12/flooding-in-madagascar-a-first-assessment-from-satellite/

Haitians have shown tremendous resilience after the 2010 earthquake and every year subsequently as they face a new hurricane season http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/announcements/2018/eight-years-after-the-earthquake–haitians-need-support-to-boost.html#.Wlqwh5A9yV8.twitter

Preventing an emergency from turning into a disaster requires political, operational and technical elements https://quarterly.blog.gov.uk/2018/01/10/science-in-emergencies/

As summer temperatures rise in Australia, emergency services and communities must work together to plan and react to major bushfires https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/why-we-must-be-ready-for-bushfires-this-summer

Emergency Cellphone Alerts Didn’t go out Until after Mudslides Began in Montecito http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Emergency-Cellphone-Aalerts-Didnt-go-out-Until-after-Mudslides-Began-in-Montecito.html

Rebuilding the Puerto Rico Seismic Network after Irma and Maria https://www.seismosoc.org/news/rebuilding-puerto-rico-seismic-network-irma-maria/

Flood governance in Canada: Who’s minding the store? https://www.insblogs.com/business-risks/flood-governance-canada-whos-minding-store/6285

European Fire News Portal http://effis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/applications/fire-news/

Tanzanian drone pilots react to worst flooding in 100 years https://werobotics.org/blog/2018/01/17/flooding-in-dar-es-salaam/

Tornado Sirens Sound Funny? It’s Time to Duck and Cover http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Tornado-Sirens-Sound-Funny-Its-Time-to-Duck-and-Cover.html

Florida County Officials Take Heat over Irma Response http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Florida-County-Officials-Take-Heat-over-Irma-Response.html

Methodological Framework for Analysing Cascading Effects from Flood Events: The Case of Sukhumvit Area, Bangkok, Thailand http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/10/1/81

Australian swimmers saved by drone in ‘world-first rescue’ http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/348438/australian-swimmers-saved-by-drone-in-world-first-rescue

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies; A WHO Guideline for Emergency Risk Communication (ERC) policy and practice http://www.who.int/risk-communication/guidance/download/en/

‘I think the concept that the fire department will come and save you all the time is a myth’ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/house-fires-firefighters-national-building-code-1.4482786

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day

Aggregated knowledge from a small number of debates outperforms the wisdom of large crowds https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0273-4?utm_content=buffer97fae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Are you flood ready? Our guide for January http://www.floodadvisoryservice.co.uk/2018-are-you-flood-ready-our-top-tips-for-january?platform=hootsuite

False Alarm Kick-Starts Improvements to Emergency Communications https://www.hsdl.org/c/false-alarm-kick-starts-improvements-emergency-communications/

Australia’s ‘deadliest natural hazard’: what’s your heatwave plan? https://theconversation.com/australias-deadliest-natural-hazard-whats-your-heatwave-plan-90165

Children with Disabilities and Disasters Risk Reduction in New Zealand https://www.eqc.govt.nz/sites/public_files/1402-Children-with-disabilities-andDRR-in-NZ.pdf

Can the risk of coastal hazards be better communicated? https://ac.els-cdn.com/S2212420917303321/1-s2.0-S2212420917303321-main.pdf?_tid=29f48566-fbcf-11e7-a2f3-00000aab0f02&acdnat=1516225472_552c0ce06e97c4d7b4d1ccff92d19d8c

 Physical models to demonstrate the key principles of flood and coastal risk management http://www.jbatrust.org/how-we-help/physical-models/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

How social media helped save lives right after Somalia’s deadliest attack ever https://qz.com/1103014/somalias-deadliest-ever-mogadishu-attack-was-lessened-by-technology/

Analyzing disasters on social media: Kate Starbird https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoQzJ_T1Tno&feature=youtu.be

 

Disaster psychology

The impacts of climate change on Americans’ health and psychological well-being http://climateforhealth.org/mental-health-impacts-report?utm_content=buffer1bf2c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Study: Many survivors of Joplin tornado experienced growth alongside stress http://www.joplinglobe.com/news/local_news/study-many-survivors-of-joplin-tornado-experienced-growth-alongside-stress/article_1fb1ade4-5b68-5602-97ac-ac0b07bf8df4.html

The effect of repeated exposure trauma on firefighters https://www.usfa.fema.gov/current_events/011718.html

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

A compassionate and piercing look at the communities ravaged by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/16/ghosts-of-tsunami-japan-disaster-richard-lloyd-parry-review?CMP=share_btn_tw

Deconstructing Disaster https://www.americanscientist.org/article/deconstructing-disaster

Today in disaster resilience (8 December 2017)

Disaster

Please find below links to some recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Summer in Tasmania brings torrential rain to dry east coast, snowfalls in Central Highlands http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-03/welcome-to-summer-in-tasmania-its-snowing-again/9221090

Sri Lanka – Floods, Rain and Strong Winds Leave 13 Dead and 5,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-cyclone-ockhi-december-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Indonesia: At least 20 killed, 5 missing in landslides, floods https://article.wn.com/view/2017/12/03/Indonesia_At_least_20_killed_5_missing_in_landslides_floods/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flooding in Northern and Central Albania http://copernicus.eu/news/copernicus-ems-rapid-mapping-activated-floods-albania

Terrawatch: the reawakening of Öræfajökull https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/03/terrawatch-iceland-volcano-oraefajokull-agung?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Homes Flooded in North Eastern Victoria After Record Rain http://floodlist.com/australia/australia-homes-flooded-in-victoria-after-record-rain?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dramatic Trang River bank collapse hits homes https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1371803/dramatic-trang-river-bank-collapse-hits-homes Ventura County wildfire rages over 45,500 acres, destroys more than 150 structures; 27,000 flee http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-school-fire-20171204-story.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Dec 2017: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/66431/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Dec-2017-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Dukono-Re.html

Flooding again in Albania? http://www.albaniannews.com/index.php?idm=17117&mod=2&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

New Zealand considers creating climate change refugee visas https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/31/new-zealand-considers-creating-climate-change-refugee-visas?utm_content=buffer93ede&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Scoping for the Operation of Agile Urban Adaptation for Secondary Cities of the Global South: Possibilities in Pune, India http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/9/12/939

Extremes and Weather: Exploring Connections with Human Health http://www.weathernationtv.com/news/extremes-weather-exploring-connections-human-health/#.WiMF_ea6fG0.twitter

Our scorching sea: Marine heatwave unfolding as hot temperatures continue https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/99491972/week-starts-with-a-scorcher-warm-weather-settled-in

Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/bix133/4644513

Unusual hot spell for Victoria and Tasmania driven by warm seas, stable systems http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/unusual-hot-spell-for-victoria-and-tasmania-driven-by-warm-seas-stable-systems-20171203-gzxzwf.html

Credit Rating Agency Issues Warning On Climate Change To Cities https://www.npr.org/2017/12/01/567843604/credit-rating-agency-issues-warning-on-climate-change-to-cities

How can climate risk insurance be linked with other forms of social protection to help vulnerable communities absorb climate impacts? https://www.climatecolab.org/contests/2017/absorbing-climate-impacts

UK weather: Could La Niña phenomenon deliver Britain a record freezing winter? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/la-ni-a-uk-weather-winter-record-met-office-could-what-is-polar-vortex-a8088501.html

U.S. Disbands Group That Prepared Cities for Climate Shocks https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-04/trump-disbands-group-meant-to-prepare-cities-for-climate-shocks

With sea-level rise, waterfront owners confront their options https://www.eopugetsound.org/magazine/is/slr

New maps of climate opinions by political party http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/new-maps-climate-opinions-political-party/

November 2017 extended the spell of exceptional global warmth that has now lasted since mid-2015 https://climate.copernicus.eu/resources/data-analysis/average-surface-air-temperature-analysis/monthly-maps/surface-air-3

“Apocalyptic” Melting Transpires in Antarctica as Earth Wraps Up a Scorching Year http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42777-pollution-and-diseases-wreak-havoc-in-a-scorching-year-with-apocalyptic-melting-in-antarctica

13,000 U.S. Archaeology Sites To Be Flooded by Rising Seas https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/thousands-of-united-states-archaeological-sites-to-be-flooded-by-rising-seas-spd/

The sleeping ice giants of Antarctica are stirring. Will we wake up before they devour us? https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/mark-kernan/Myth-and-dystopia-in-the-Anthropocene

These are the tipping points that will push us into climate disaster https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/11/are-we-reaching-our-climate-change-tipping-points

While Southern California battles its wildfires, we have to start preparing for our hotter, drier future http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-ventura-sylmar-wildfires-20171205-story.html?platform=hootsuite

To forecast sea level rise, a flotilla of robot subs must map the unseen bottom of a melting ice shelf—if they are not sunk by it https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ice-diving-drones-embark-on-risky-antarctic-mission/

 

 

Disaster risk reduction

“The 100-year line is too arbitrary for comfort” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/houston-flood-zone-hurricane-harvey.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

Lawmakers Skeptical of Trump’s $12 Billion Plan to Prevent Flooding https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-01/trump-s-12-billion-plan-to-prevent-flooding-opposed-in-congress

Fixing the broken National Flood Insurance Program http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20171202/fixing-broken-national-flood-insurance-program

How to break the cycle of repeated flooding https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/climate-smart-flood-insurance-ib.pdf

“A dollar spent on mitigation saves society on average $4” http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nibs.org/resource/resmgr/MMC/hms_vol1.pdf

USGS on Fire: It’s not a matter of “if,” it’s a matter of “more fire science data please!” https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-fire-it-s-not-a-matter-if-it-s-a-matter-more-fire-science-data-please?qt-news_science_products=1#qt-news_science_products

Putting Disaster Risk Into Adaptation Plans http://www.unisdr.org/archive/56107

Do weak global stresses synchronize earthquakes? http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL074934/abstract

Resiliency Plan of the Year: Resilient Boston https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/resiliency-plan-of-the-year-resilient-boston/510151/

Almaty sits on a huge active fault, and here is why we know http://paleoseismicity.org/almaty-sits-on-a-huge-active-fault-and-here-is-why-we-know/

Modeling Volcanic Mudflow Travel Time with ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Network Analyst http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcuser/fall-2017/modeling-volcanic-mudflow-travel-time

Damage to vulnerable infrastructure caused by climate hazards could triple by the 2020s and rise over ten-fold by the end of the century http://floodlist.com/europe/vulnerable-infrastructure-at-risk-from-climate?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Two years on from the December 2015 flooding that hit the North of England http://www.newground.co.uk/news-events-media/knowledge-centre/two-years-on-from-the-december-2015-flooding/

An innovative cloud based platform as a service solution for the Goulburn Broken CMA using HydroNET http://watertech.com.au/news/webinars/?utm_content=buffer5803e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

By spring 2020 we aim to have 100% LIDAR coverage of England https://environment.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Styler/index.html?appid=09b15081af4f48e8a2bb6415a830c1f2

This Year’s Hurricane Season Was Intense. Is It A Taste Of The Future? http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Thousands-Still-Await-Clean-Water-After-Harvey.html

Our thirst for drinking water is causing severe subsidence in many areas around the world, putting them at risk of flooding http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20171130-the-ambitious-plan-to-stop-the-ground-from-sinking?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter

The decision of Europe to rely on weather forecasts for wildfire prediction https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/media-centre/science-blog/2017/wildfires-hazard-no-other

The lack of adequate infrastructure that can defend against the impacts of floods, sea level rise, landslides or earthquakes https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/lets-make-deal-resilient-cities

These half-million-dollar floating villas can withstand Category 4 hurricanes http://www.businessinsider.sg/waterstudio-is-building-floating-villas-in-the-netherlands-2017-12/

Space technologies key to risk reduction http://www.unisdr.org/archive/56167

People like living in hazard zones https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/people-love-to-live-in-places-that-are-at-risk-for-disasters-and-this-is-what-happens/2017/10/15/ba50ed38-b03f-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.21777cd3d38a

Rising Waters: Can a Massive Barrier Save Venice from Drowning? http://e360.yale.edu/features/rising-waters-can-a-massive-sea-barrier-save-venice-from-drowning

Boston Barrier flood defence gets the green light https://www.gov.uk/government/news/boston-barrier-flood-defence-gets-the-green-light

Towards a flood delta city index http://www.delta-alliance.org/nl/25222819-%5Blinkpage%5D.html?location=-792208859356054,10885393,true,true

Supporting the uptake of low cost resilience for properties at risk of flooding http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/32994/

A Global Outlook on Disaster Science Report https://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/538091/ElsevierDisasterScienceReport-PDF.pdf

You’ll never guess where homes are the most at-risk for flooding https://therealdeal.com/2017/12/03/youll-never-guess-where-homes-are-the-most-at-risk-for-flooding/

A wave of tsunami modellers descends on Canberra http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/a-wave-of-tsunami-modellers-descends-on-canberra?utm_source=2017-promotion&utm_medium=Tsunami-Workshop-News&utm_content=ga-twitter&utm_campaign=News-Highlights

Catastrophe losses triple for P&C insurers in 2017, Fitch Ratings reports http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2017/12/06/catastrophe-losses-triple-for-pc-insurers-in-2017?eNL=5a28322a140ba01e1e9c9d21&utm_content=buffer363db&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Slow slips are silent earthquakes that occur below the Earth’s surface over a large area, unlike traditional earthquakes we feel that occur in a relatively small region https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/videos/1756-slow-slip-event-an-animation

Why shrinking glaciers could mean more volcanic eruptions https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21731814-volcanology-and-glaciology-why-shrinking-glaciers-could-mean-more-volcanic?fsrc=scn/tw/te/rfd/pe

Reviewing and visualizing the interactions of natural hazards http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013RG000445/full

More than 900 drains in York are permanently blocked – adding to flood risk https://www.yorkmix.com/life/revealed-900-drains-york-permanently-blocked-adding-flood-risk/

 

Emergency Management

 

Over 200,000 Puerto Ricans have arrived in Florida since Hurricane https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/over-200-000-puerto-ricans-have-arrived-florida-hurricane-maria-n825111?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ltMaria

75 days after Maria, this is life in St. Croix https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/12/03/us/us-virgin-islands-maria-recovery-trnd/index.html

5 steps to overcoming volunteer firefighter recruitment obstacles https://www.firechief.com/2017/11/06/5-steps-to-overcoming-volunteer-firefighter-recruitment-obstacles/

New fire trucks not yet ordered to replace ageing, dangerous vehicles, union warns http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-01/old-trucks-hoses-put-firefighters-in-danger-tas-union-warns/9213562

Victorian Premier defends flood warning language and predictions http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5096648/premier-defends-storm-warnings-taken-to-extremities/?cs=48&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

New data shows hurricane deaths in Puerto Rico could be 20 times higher than the government claims https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/29/16623926/puerto-rico-death-toll-hurricane-maria-count

Top Emergency Management Official: Hit the ‘Reset Button’ on Disaster Recovery Roles http://www.routefifty.com/public-safety/2017/11/fema-brock-long-congress/144205/

Queensland floods: Dam engineers ‘bet against’ BOM rain forecasts, class action hearing told http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-04/2011-flood-class-action-begins-against-government-dam-operators/9223624

Quake warnings, seismic culture http://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6367/1111

Cross-border agencies join in joint disaster response exercise https://www.discoverferndale.com/cross-border-agencies-join-joint-disaster-response-exercise_71118/

What happens if Mount Baker erupts? Local emergency responders are prepared http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article184033411.html

 

Long-term recovery narratives after natural disasters https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s10113-017-1260-z?author_access_token=syAc6M9P8ib-T85D_-y-mfe4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY4ZMNZYPtSF3ZrF_cHc2YCipP4bp1n5Sko4gybkreypPq1YLwUwX6GCD0dVw4W1HUHkWsVGNp7a-XRcDruiEVO6CuxF8ZoGPB6N-ZS5_2RpCQ%3D%3D

Struggling to bounce back after Harvey’s 50-plus inches swamped water systems, subdivisions and mobile home parks across southeast Texas http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Thousands-Still-Await-Clean-Water-After-Harvey.html

Safety risk: waste facilities not prepared to battle fire outbreaks at Victorian centres http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/safety-risk-waste-facilities-not-prepared-to-battle-fire-outbreaks-at-victorian-centres/news-story/92e56e5e3cb683c3d5a5381e63663bd2?csp=6b069891508b7db486a7695f0b27d517

The Walking Forward Disaster Relief Team provides a secure database networking system for Equine and Pet owners across Australia https://www.tepscon.community/aboutNEDTwo years on: £70m spend on Storm Desmond repairs https://www.cumbriacrack.com/two-years-70m-spend-storm-desmond-repairs/

Fort McMurray region acts on lessons learned from 2016 wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4402496

Public Health in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria https://www.kff.org/report-section/public-health-in-puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria-9123-issue-brief/

2017 US National Preparedness Report https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=806107

How the Internet of Things Can Prepare Cities for Natural Disasters https://hbr.org/2017/12/how-the-internet-of-things-can-prepare-cities-for-natural-disasters

Post-event review of flooding in Peru http://blog.i-s-e-t.org/2017-flooding-in-peru-identifying-effective-disaster-risk-management-and-resilience-efforts-through-a-post-event-review/

FEMA Staffers Told They Might Be Billed for Working Too Much https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-05/fema-tells-staffers-they-might-get-billed-for-working-too-much

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

 

Selecting a quality publisher https://royalsociety.org.nz/what-we-do/research-practice/publishing-guidance/

What is at the heart of the rise of citizen science? https://medium.com/@kellygibbs/why-do-people-want-to-be-scientists-7cb7e550b6e5

The Fire Learning Trail https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fire-learning-trail-interview-jenifer-bunty/

Facilitating two-way public communication in crisis and disaster management https://www.crisis-response.com/comment/blogpost.php?post=366

You should never drive into floodwater – some roads are more deadly than others https://theconversation.com/you-should-never-drive-into-floodwater-some-roads-are-more-deadly-than-others-88551

The public understood the potential dangers from storm surge and took the appropriate steps to stay safe http://www.noaa.gov/news/new-storm-surge-watches-and-warnings-saved-lives

Children who were directly affected by flooding proposed a series of measures that they felt should be taken to improve flood resilience in homes, communities, schools and wider society http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/outputs/

Creating maps in a more open way can generate valuable opportunities to engage with communities in more creative policy-making regarding the threats they face and how they can respond http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tran.12227/epdf

Community engagement and accountability in emergency management: Good practices from around the world http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56095

Strengthening community resilience through peer-to-peer learning http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56112

‘Learning for resilience’: Developing community capital through flood action groups in urban flood risk settings with lower social capital http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303138

The amount of political information communicated decreases as the number of people in the chain increases. Furthermore, the information is increasingly distorted as the length of the chain increases http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/694767

Flood Snakes & Ladders http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/what-weve-produced/flood-snakes-and-ladders/

Effective flood early warning systems should be people-centered http://www.floodresilience.net/how-to-build-an-early-warning-system

 

Social media and emergency management

 

Tools that can be used to create network graphs of Twitter data https://wasimahmed.org/2015/06/14/tools-that-can-be-used-to-create-network-graphs-of-twitter-data/

One graph shows how morally outraged tweets stay within their political bubble https://qz.com/1024117/one-visualization-shows-how-morally-outraged-tweets-stay-within-their-political-bubble/

Social media can be used for identifying potential risks through environmental scanning activities, such as identifying real-time events such as a flood and communicating safety information https://www.crisis-response.com/comment/blogpost.php?post=366

Articles published in journals with any sort of Twitter presence receive more citations than those published in journals with no Twitter presence http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2017/12/04/academic-journals-with-a-presence-on-twitter-are-more-widely-disseminated-and-receive-a-higher-number-of-citations/

Social media tools are “democratizing” disaster response efforts, allowing people to communicate more easily with first responders http://www.rmmagazine.com/2017/12/01/technology-to-the-rescue/

The ‘poetic and whimsical’ tweets of the crisis manager handling Bali’s erupting Mt Agung volcano http://www.smh.com.au/world/the-crisis-manager-handling-balis-mt-agung-eruption-one-tweet-at-a-time-20171206-gzzw17.html

 

Disaster psychology

 

Planned and ultimate actions of horse owners facing a bushfire threat: Implications for natural disaster preparedness and survivability http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303369

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind? https://theconversation.com/what-if-consciousness-is-not-what-drives-the-human-mind-86785

After Las Vegas shooting, 87 children cope with loss of parent https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/shootings/after-las-vegas-shooting-87-children-cope-with-loss-of-parent/

Only 19% think deaths from terrorist attacks are lower in the past 15 years than they were in the 15 years before that – when they are also significantly down across most of these countries, and overall they are around half the level they were https://theconversation.com/survey-shows-gloomy-public-wrong-about-crime-immigrants-and-teen-pregnancies-88665?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1512556681

Ipsos’ Perils of Perception 2017 Survey https://perils.ipsos.com/

Many are still unaware of the dangers of living in the wildland-urban interface http://www.hcn.org/articles/opinion-firefighters-your-next-mission-might-be-local

 

Sociology and Disasters

 

Through the Fog of Disaster: The Process of (Re)Creating Inequities https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/through-the-fog-of-disaster-the-process-of-re-creating-inequities

From local community volunteers to those on the frontline of natural disasters, volunteers are quintessential to humanity https://volunteeringqld.org.au/blog/1364-international-volunteer-day-5-december-2017?platform=hootsuite

Power to the Flooded! https://www.gofundme.com/flood-fighters

Volunteers, residents work to restore Puerto Rico’s communities https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/volunteers-local-residents-work-to-restore-puerto-ricos-communities/2017/12/05/b2efb1aa-c8b3-11e7-b0cf-7689a9f2d84e_story.html?utm_term=.be6fbf78da20

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (22 September 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

The Latest: Thousands Told to Evacuate as Fla. River Floods https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2017-09-16/the-latest-keys-slowly-reopen-to-residents-business-owners

UK threat level raised to ‘critical’ after homemade bomb wounds 29 on London subway http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-london-subway-explosion-20170915-story.html

Bihar’s scary new flood http://www.hindustantimes.com/interactives/bihar-floods-2017/

Maria rapidly intensifying, about to slam into Leeward Islands as a major hurricane https://watchers.news/2017/09/18/hurricane-maria-forecast-track-leeward-islands-puerto-rico/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Under construction Nam Ao dam bursts, causing severe flash flooding, Laos https://watchers.news/2017/09/18/nam-ao-dam-burst-laos/

Severe storm kills 8, injures at least 140 in western Romania https://watchers.news/2017/09/18/severe-storm-kills-8-injures-at-least-140-in-western-romania/

Alert level raised for Agung volcano, site of one of the largest eruptions of 20th century https://watchers.news/2017/09/15/agung-volcano-alert-level-raised/

Typhoon Doksuri – Death Toll Rises in Vietnam, Flooding Hits Northern Thailand http://floodlist.com/asia/typhoon-doksuri-vietnam-thailand-september-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

56 dead, 200 000 homeless and 11 000 homes destroyed as floods ravage Niger https://watchers.news/2017/09/19/niger-floods-damage-casualties-2017/

Floods hit Penal, Siparia, Cedros http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2017-09-19/floods-hit-penal-siparia-cedros

At least 217 dead after powerful quake hits Mexico – as it happened https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/sep/20/mexico-city-earthquake-dozens-dead-powerful-quake-live-updates

Total devastation in Puerto Rico as Maria hits http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/20/americas/hurricane-maria-caribbean-islands/index.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Sep 2017: Dukono volcano, Agung, Reventador, Sangay, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65240/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Sep-2017-Dukono-volcano-Agung-Reventador-Sangay-Sabancaya.html

Tropical Storm Watch In Effect For Suffolk County As Jose Expected To Bring Coastal Flooding http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/09/19/hurricane-jose-long-island/

Active volcanoes in the world: September 13 – 19, 2017 https://watchers.news/2017/09/21/active-volcanoes-in-the-world/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Mumbai inundated after more than a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2017/09/21/mumbai-flood-india-september-2017/

Strong and deep M6.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu https://watchers.news/2017/09/20/vanuatu-earthquake-september-20-2017/

Hurricane Maria floods Dominican Republic after cutting off power to Puerto Rico; at least 19 killed http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-22/maria-lashes-dominican-republic-after-hammering-puerto-rico/8973198

Maria Back Over Water After Devastating Hit to Puerto Rico https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/maria-back-over-water-after-devastating-hit-puerto-rico

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Deadly Floods in North Kivu Province http://floodlist.com/africa/democratic-republic-congo-floods-north-kivu-september-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Poland – Floods in Elblag After 80mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/europe/poland-floods-elblag-september-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Wellington region to band together to tackle climate change https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/96927694/wellington-region-to-band-together-to-tackle-climate-change

Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5C https://www.nature.com/articles/ngeo3031.epdf

Earth Has its Third Warmest August on Record in 2017 https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/earth-has-its-third-warmest-august-record-2017?__prclt=fmEhRO86

Extreme Weather: What’s Climate Change Got to Do With It? http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/09/extreme-weather-whats-climate-change-got-do-it

How Members of Parliament understand and respond to climate change http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038026117731658

Climate Change made Australia’s warmest winter on record an astounding 60 times more likely http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/2017-weird-winter

Paris Agreement 1.5 °C warming target still possible https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/paris-agreement-1.5-c-warming-target-still-possible

Smoking gun demands grilling for Bureau of Meteorology http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/smoking-gun-demands-grilling-for-bureau-of-meteorology/news-story/ee3d67fca999ec7e176765eea18f100a

Do Hurricanes Feel the Effects of Climate Change? http://floodlist.com/climate/do-hurricanes-feel-the-effects-of-climate-change?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

A new action plan shows how we can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 https://medium.com/natural-resources-defense-council/this-is-how-we-can-avoid-climate-catastrophe-a1600fb99c9e

Australia’s southern winters are drying out. Here’s why http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-20/winter-getting-drier-in-southern-australia-heres-why/8956754

Study: ‘Unprecedented’ rain, warmth for Alaska by end of century https://www.arcticnow.com/science/2017/09/19/study-unprecedented-rain-warmth-for-alaska-by-end-of-century/

Pathways into the unknown: Can your community cope with rising tides? http://ozewex.org/pathways-into-the-unknown-can-your-community-cope-with-rising-tides/

Climate Change and the Syrian Civil War http://politicalviolenceataglance.org/2017/09/19/climate-change-and-the-syrian-civil-war/

In a Stunning Turnaround, Britain Moves to End the Burning of Coal http://e360.yale.edu/features/in-a-stunning-turnaround-britain-moves-to-end-the-burning-of-coal

UNDP Climate Change Adaptation http://www.adaptation-undp.org/Impact1/

Are the models “running too hot”? https://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/2017/are-the-models-running-too-hot/

Women’s leadership can strengthen resilience to climate change https://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2017/09/20/don-t-ignore-one-group-can-make-climate-action-happen

Fire and Climate – A Collection of Articles http://ow.ly/d/6NuS

Researchers take on atmospheric effects of Arctic snowmelt http://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2017/09/19/researchers-take-atmospheric-effects-arctic-snowmelt/

Mapping vulnerability to heatwaves in India https://disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov/record/15867?platform=hootsuite

Harvey, Irma, Maria: This is the hurricane season scientists expected … and feared http://grist.org/article/harvey-irma-maria-this-is-the-hurricane-season-scientists-expected-and-feared/

Sea-level rise: No chaos in the satellite-data record https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v549/n7672/full/549334d.html

Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker http://time.com/4949720/climate-change-united-nations/

Is our media covering climate change well? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11924662

Groningen and Rotterdam will accommodate Global Climate Adaptation Centre https://www.gceca.org/news/889296.aspx?t=Groningen+and+Rotterdam+will+accommodate+Global+Climate+Adaptation+Centre

The island people with a climate change escape plan http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-41337815

 

Disaster risk reduction

Experts say repeatedly flooded homes should be purchased and razed, but funds for buyouts are lacking and residents push back https://www.wsj.com/articles/one-house-22-floods-repeated-claims-drain-federal-insurance-program-1505467830

What have we learned from disasters so far? https://www.zilient.org/article/what-have-we-learned-disasters-so-far?

Pickering leaky dams flood prevention scheme ‘a success’ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-36029197

For More Resilient Cities, Stop Trying To Conquer Nature http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-suzuki/for-more-resilient-cities-stop-trying-to-conquer-nature_a_23198021/

Disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes result from a combination of natural hazards and social and human vulnerability https://www.opendemocracy.net/ksenia-chmutina-jason-von-meding-jc-gaillard-lee-bosher/why-natural-disasters-arent-all-that-natural

Rapid development in Penang root cause of massive flash floods https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/09/280163/rapid-development-penang-root-cause-massive-flash-floods

The Elderly Are at Risk in Disasters http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/the-elderly-are-at-risk-in-disasters.html

iSciences World Waterwatch List August 2017 https://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/8/3/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-august-2017

Study Finds FEMA Flood Maps Missed 75% Of Houston Flood Damage Claims Between 1999 And 2009 https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/09/18/fema-flood-maps-missed-claims-harvey-houston/#66526f3f9938

The gap between the share of Americans who get news online and those who do so on television is narrowing http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/09/07/americans-online-news-use-vs-tv-news-use/

China’s ‘sponge cities’ aim to re-use 70% of rainwater http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/17/asia/china-sponge-cities/index.html?sr=twCNN091817china-sponge-cities0946AMStoryGal

Landslides from the Kaikoura Earthquake part 3: the Leader 220 landslide http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/09/17/leader-220-landslide/

Influence of road conditions on flood fatalities in Australia http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-3923

Flood Protection for Cities Needed Now https://sourceable.net/flood-protection-for-cities-needed-now/

Automated water gauges have substantially improved the responsiveness of Cambodia’s Early Warning System to floods https://www.clovekvtisni.cz/en/what-we-do/humanitarian-aid-and-development/cambodia/automated-water-gauges-increasing-the-responsiveness-of-the-early-warning-system-4545gp

Strengthening Infrastructure in Tajikistan for Disaster and Climate Resilience http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/09/04/strengthening-infrastructure-in-tajikistan-for-disaster-and-climate-resilience

Building the resilience of Manila’s slums https://medium.com/protection-and-aid/building-the-resilience-of-manilas-slums-cffba3a549d7

The National Risk Register 2017 explains the risks of major emergencies that could affect the UK in the next five years and provides resilience advice and guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-risk-register-of-civil-emergencies-2017-edition

Landslides from the Kaikoura Earthquake Part 4: partially failed slopes http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/09/18/partially-failed-slopes/

Nature isn’t on a rampage. That would be us. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-barnett-rain-harvey-irma-monster-20170910-story.html

Bushfire vulnerability through a gendered lens http://www.uow.edu.au/research/partnersforimpact/UOW236812.html

Assessing Flood Risk: New Foresight Tool at Cutting-Edge of Mitigation Efforts https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/1111/2017/

Austria’s mighty mobile flood walls can hold back 15 ft of floodwater http://www.ntd.tv/inspiring/life/austrias-mighty-mobile-flood-walls-can-hold-back-15-ft-of-floodwater-an-ingenious-initiative.html

Transforming Development and Disaster Risk https://www.sei-international.org/transforming-development-and-disaster-risk

How GIS Can Help Communities Prepare for Disaster http://www.govtech.com/data/How-GIS-Can-Help-Communities-Prepare-for-Disaster.html

Why Mexico City is so vulnerable to earthquakes http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/20/opinions/what-made-mexico-shake-vidale/index.html

Houston’s Anything-Goes Business Model Under Siege After Harvey https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-14/houston-s-anything-goes-business-model-under-siege-after-harvey

Australia relies on data from Earth observation satellites, but our access is high risk https://theconversation.com/australia-relies-on-data-from-earth-observation-satellites-but-our-access-is-high-risk-82985

Disaster prevention efforts must be refocused http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2017/09/21/2003678833?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

TRL study reveals global warming is contributing to an increased threat of disruptive flooding on coastal roads around the UK https://environmentalengineering.org.uk/news/coastal-road-flooding-risk-study-reveals-risk-6031/

Cities urged to invest in flood protection now for a safer, cheaper future https://uk.reuters.com/article/global-floods-infrastructure/analysis-cities-urged-to-invest-in-flood-protection-now-for-a-safer-cheaper-future-idUKL8N1LO5S2

Comparison of Flood Frequency Analysis Methods for Ungauged Catchments in France http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/7/3/88

Are we spending enough on disaster preparation? https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/15/life/are-we-spending-enough-disaster-preparation

Who is responsible for hurricane damage? http://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-responsible-for-hurricane-harvey-irma-damage-2017-9?IR=T

Predicting disaster: better hurricane forecasts buy vital time for residents https://theconversation.com/predicting-disaster-better-hurricane-forecasts-buy-vital-time-for-residents-83810

Impacts and Insights of the Gorkha Earthquake https://www.elsevier.com/books/impacts-and-insights-of-the-gorkha-earthquake/gautam/978-0-12-812808-4

The hidden simplicity of subduction megathrust earthquakes http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6357/1277

Leeds flood defence plans on show https://www.gov.uk/government/news/leeds-flood-defence-plans-on-show

Flooding: Over 3000 Communities In Niger In Danger http://www.thedreamdaily.com/flooding-3000-communities-niger-danger/

Hurricane Harvey Highlights Importance of Preparing for Storms http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/09/21/hurricane-harvey-highlights-importance-of-preparing-for-storms

Are Mexico’s two major earthquakes related, and what could happen next? http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/are-mexicos-two-major-earthquakes-related-and-what-could-happen-next-5149/

 

Emergency Management

The ability of some residences and businesses to stay functioning during Irma as the power went out https://www.fastcompany.com/40467003/during-irmas-power-outages-some-houses-kept-the-lights-on-with-solar-and-batteries

Harvey’s Poorest Victims Will Never Rebuild. They’re Getting Evicted http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/09/harveys-poorest-victims-will-never-rebuild-theyre-getting-evicted/

Floods class action against Qld government delayed until December https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/class-action-against-queensland-government-delayed-until-december-2017-20170917-p4yvyh.html

Low-Income Communities Were The Hardest Hit By Hurricane Harvey https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/14/low-income-communities-hardest-hit-hurricane-harvey/

What Makes Displacement Different Today? http://100resilientcities.org/makes-displacement-different-today/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=blog

Storm Surge Prediction Tool Helps Emergency Managers Prepare https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2017/09/14/snapshot-storm-surge-prediction-tool-helps-emergency-managers#?platform=hootsuite

Barbuda begins difficult road to recovery after Hurricane Irma https://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/09/18/barbuda-begins-difficult-road-recovery-after-hurricane-irma

It’s not just Texas and Florida: 50 million people worldwide faced floods in the past month https://qz.com/1075870/hurricanes-harvey-and-irma-south-asia-monsoons-and-phillippines-floods-photos-of-floods-around-the-world/

Florida recovers, rests, reflects in wake of Hurricane Irma http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/florida-recovers-rests-reflects-wake-hurricane-irma-49912866

The (Very) Long Tail Of Hurricane Recovery https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/sandy-311/

Corelogic estimates Hurricane Irma property damage at $42.5-$65 billion http://wsau.com/news/articles/2017/sep/19/corelogic-estimates-hurricane-irma-property-damage-at-425-65-billion/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

10 of the Deadliest Natural Disasters of 2017 https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/slideshows/10-of-the-deadliest-natural-disasters-of-2017

Scenes of Earthquake Damage from Mexico City Neighborhood Reveal City in Rescue Mode https://www.directrelief.org/2017/09/scenes-earthquake-damage-mexico-rescue/

London Fire Brigade firefighters will be able to use the F.I.R.E bags at the scenes of incidents, specifically high rises http://www.frmjournal.com/news/news_detail.lfb-launches-kit-bags-for-high-rise-scenarios.html?_tkn=4821E174-6C3E-4D47-9BEEC904EF64B27B

Digital disaster relief https://blog.scistarter.com/2017/09/digital-disaster-relief-crowdsourced-responses-hurricanes-earthquakes-floods-around-world/#sthash.RDYNVZn2.w8HJCQwb.dpbs

Another False Alarm: A Tale of Complacency http://www.samatters.com/another-false-alarm-a-tale-of-complacency/

A massive, simultaneous Earthquake and Flood simulation is currently underway in Lorca http://www.tumbit.com/news/articles/11984-earthquake-and-flood-simulation-underway-in-lorca.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

Pinhole Eyes And Fujiwhara Effect: The Strange Terminology Of Hurricane Maria https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/09/19/pinhole-eyes-and-fujiwhara-effect-the-strange-terminology-of-hurricane-maria/#49b94a4f66fa

Art4Climate http://ht.ly/ExDA30ffCt4

Hours after an earthquake drill, the real thing struck http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/19/americas/mexico-city-earthquake-drill/index.html

Houston must listen to the advocates and experts who predicted the unpredictable http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/They-warned-us-but-few-listened-12181607.php

How to tell the stories of those worst affected by a disaster like Hurricane Irma https://theconversation.com/how-to-tell-the-stories-of-those-worst-affected-by-a-disaster-like-hurricane-irma-83832

Covering Hurricanes: Before, During and After the Storm https://dartcenter.org/content/covering-hurricanes-before-they-hit#.WcPMZ1hk85k.twitter

Survey: Science News and Information Today http://www.journalism.org/2017/09/20/science-news-and-information-today/

Earthquake preparedness education http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/know-the-risks/earthquakes?WT.cg_n=HootSuite

 

Social media and emergency management

Facebook centralizes its crisis response tools in a new hub called Crisis Response https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/14/facebook-centralizes-its-crisis-response-tools-in-a-new-hub-called-crisis-response/

Crowdsourcing platform for disaster management using social media tested https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/fort-lauderdale-tests-disaster-response-crowdsourcing

Before the Next Hurricane, Get Your Apps in Order http://capeandislands.org/post/next-hurricane-get-your-apps-order#stream/0

Two-thirds of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media http://www.journalism.org/2017/09/07/news-use-across-social-media-platforms-2017/

Many people living in Bihar floods took refuge in Facebook and WhatsApp, and connected with support groups https://yourstory.com/2017/09/whatsapp-facebook-bihar-floods/

 

Disaster psychology

Why we find it hard to imagine and plan for worst-case scenarios https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/life/why-we-find-it-hard-to-imagine-and-plan-for-worst-case-scenarios/article36270627/

Hurricane Irma’s mental health impact will linger long after the damage is repaired http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2017/09/17/hurricane-irmas-mental-health-impact-linger-long-after-damage-repaired/666742001/

Disaster-proof: why some stay put during natural catastrophes http://www.newstatesman.com/world/north-america/2017/09/disaster-proof-why-some-stay-put-during-natural-catastrophes

MU researchers develop framework for assisting domestic violence victims in disasters http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2017/9/12/mu-researchers-develop-framework-assisting-domesti/

Surviving A Big Storm Doesn’t Mean The Trauma Is Over https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/surviving-a-big-storm-doesnt-mean-the-trauma-is-over/?ex_cid=story-twitter

Using Data and Services to Meet the Disaster Mental Health Needs of Youth and Families: A Planning and Resource Guide http://dcc.missouri.edu/doc/needs-of-youth_family-in-disaster_final.pdf?platform=hootsuite

To maintain our capacity to address climate change, we need to recognize and address the trauma it creates https://ensia.com/voices/climate-trauma/

Learning to See in the Dark Amid Catastrophe: An Interview With Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39448-learning-to-see-in-the-dark-amid-catastrophe-an-interview-with-deep-ecologist-joanna-macy

 

Sociology and Disasters

Check on your neighbours when natural disasters strike http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/bushfire-escape-prompts-plea-to-prepare/news-story/95cb8cc85054ab29d841059072a579eb

Each big catastrophe like a hurricane increases a U.S. county’s poverty by 1 percent, 90 years of data show https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/natural-disasters-by-location-rich-leave-and-poor-get-poorer/

 

TIEMS 2017 Annual Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine http://www.tiems.info/index.php/activities-events/current-events/2017-annual-meeting

Today in disaster resilience (15 September 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Mexico’s strongest earthquake in a century leaves dozens dead http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/08/americas/earthquake-hits-off-the-coast-of-southern-mexico/index.html

Livorno flood aerial photos reveal devastation caused in Tuscan port where six people have died and three remain missing https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4433452/livorno-flood-aerial-photos-reveal-devastation-caused-in-tuscan-port-where-six-people-have-died-and-three-remain-missing/

Destructive Hurricane “Irma” moving through Florida, toward Georgia https://watchers.news/2017/09/10/hurricane-irma-florida-landfall-track-september-2017/

Sheveluch erupts ash up to 8.5 km a.s.l., Klyuchevskoy alert level raised, Russia https://watchers.news/2017/09/08/eruption-sheveluch-klyuchevskoy-russia-september-2017/

Death Toll From Hurricane Irma Climbs in Caribbean as Jose Approaches http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Death-Toll-From-Hurricane-Irma-Climbs-in-Caribbean-as-Jose-Approaches.html

Mexican earthquake death toll reaches 90 as food supplies fly in http://www.scotsman.com/news/world/mexican-earthquake-death-toll-reaches-90-as-food-supplies-fly-in-1-4556354

Hurricane Irma: Where it is now and what we know https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/09/10/when-hurricane-irma-move-inland/650721001/

Shorelines drained in eerie effect of Hurricane Irma http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/10/us/shorelines-drained-hurricane-irma-storm-surge/index.html

Niger floods threaten neighboring west African countries http://www.africanews.com/2017/09/10/niger-floods-threaten-neighboring-west-african-countries/

Tropical Depression “Maring” to make landfall over Quezon-Aurora area, Philippines https://watchers.news/2017/09/11/tropical-depression-maring-to-make-landfall-over-quezon-aurora-area-philippines/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

116 wildfires burning in the US http://wxshift.com/climate-change/climate-indicators/us-wildfires

Hundreds evacuated in Swiss Alps over Trift glacier avalanche threat http://news.sky.com/story/hundreds-evacuated-in-swiss-alps-over-trift-glacier-avalanche-threat-11028789

Assam floods worsen http://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-flood-situation-worsens-one-drowns-40000-people-affected-in-sonitpur-4031981.html

Croatia – Floods in Zadar After 280mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/europe/croatia-floods-zadar-september-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hurricane Irma Causes Major Flooding in Northern Florida http://floodlist.com/america/usa/hurricane-irma-floods-florida-september-2017

No Rest for the Hurricane-Weary: Jose a Potential East Coast Threat https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/jose-potential-east-coast-threat?__prclt=1kWTA0BN

Area sees ‘incredible’ flooding as Irma pounds Charleston, coastal South Carolina http://www.postandcourier.com/news/area-sees-incredible-flooding-as-irma-pounds-charleston-coastal-south/article_b752803e-96ee-11e7-9c8a-3f6a906b40d4.html

At least three dead, six missing, as storm hits Philippines http://www.gulf-times.com/story/563538/At-least-three-dead-six-missing-as-storm-hits-Phil

Two Cyclones Stir Up Asian Waters https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=90972&src=twitter-nh

Tropical Storm “Max” forms, about to hit Mexican state of Guerrero https://watchers.news/2017/09/13/tropical-storm-max-forecast-track-mexico-landfall/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Sep 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65163/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Sep-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Duko.html

Bangladesh: where the rain keeps coming https://www.mnnonline.org/news/bangladesh-rain-keeps-coming/

Storm Aileen batters Britain with high winds causing power cuts and travel chaos https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/13/storm-aileen-batters-britain-with-high-winds-and-power-cuts

Severe windstorm hits Germany, killing at least 3 https://watchers.news/2017/09/14/windstorm-sebastian-germany/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Storm “Doksuri” intensifying, landfall expected in northern Vietnam https://watchers.news/2017/09/13/tropical-storm-doksuri-forecast-track-landfall-vietnam/

Bangladesh devastated in third flood, incurs severe losses http://www.atimes.com/article/bangladesh-devastated-third-flood-incurs-severe-losses/

 

Disaster risk reduction

In flood-prone coastal Louisiana, towns have started to ask a question Texans may face soon: When should we all just leave? http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/09/01/harvey-texas-louisiana-floods-relocation-215565

Hurricane Harvey shows lack of awareness of flood risk http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/hurricane-harvey-shows-lack-of-awareness-of-flood-risk-13028

In Houston, a Terrifying Real-Life Lesson for Disaster-Prone Cities https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/us/houston-harvey-disaster-lessons.html?smid=tw-share

Houston: boom town, flood town https://projects.propublica.org/houston-cypress/

Floodplains in California’s future https://californiawaterblog.com/2017/09/10/floodplains-in-californias-future/

Floodplains: Processes and Management for Ecosystem Services https://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520294103

Scientists say nation must choose: Planned fires or more unchecked wildfires? https://treesource.org/news/management-and-policy/prescribed-fire-living-with-fire/

Kaikoura quake triggered Hawke’s Bay slow slips – study http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/09/kaikoura-quake-triggered-hawke-s-bay-slow-slips-study.html

What distance into fuel treatments fire needs to travel before fire severity is diminished? http://www.cafiresci.org/research-publications-source/category/fire-severity-change-with-distance-into-fuel-treatments

As threats grow, expanding cities push for stronger, safer societies http://news.trust.org/item/20170720110332-qlh6j/

Seismologists hope to create earthquake forecasts for California, using small temblors to warn of big ones http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-earthquake-forecast-20170911-htmlstory.html

In flood-prone South Asia, early warning systems buy precious time https://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/09/05/flood-prone-south-asia-early-warning-systems-buy-precious-time

A significant proportion of the unprecedented flood losses generated by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana will be uninsured http://aon.mediaroom.com/2017-09-11-Hurricane-Harvey-highlights-magnitude-of-insurance-protection-gap-according-to-Aon-outlook-report

NASA researcher says Harvey flooding pushed Houston down two centimeters http://inhabitat.com/nasa-researchers-says-harvey-flooding-pushed-houston-down-two-centimeters/

Hurricane Harvey Caused 500,000-Year Floods in Some Areas https://www.livescience.com/60378-hurricane-harvey-once-in-500000-year-flood.html

Harvey and Irma’s lasting lesson — America needs stronger flood policies http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/350251-harvey-and-irmas-lasting-lesson-america-needs-stronger-flood

Building codes pay for themselves in disaster-prone regions https://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/housing/building-codes-pay-disaster-prone-regions

Africa Hydromet Forum: Improving climate and weather forecasting to build disaster resilience https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/africa-hydromet-forum?CID=SURR_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Where will future hurricanes make landfall? Scientists in Boulder are circling closer to the answer http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/13/where-will-future-hurricanes-be-boulder/

More damaging wildfires in USA and Canada https://www.cbsnews.com/news/western-wildfires-devastate-parts-of-u-s-canada/

How to Build Hurricane-Proof Cities http://www.routefifty.com/infrastructure/2017/09/build-hurricane-proof-cities/140923/

Floods May Cost South Asia $215 Billion a Year by 2030 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-12/south-asia-cities-face-215-billion-worth-extreme-rainfall-risks

Earthquake forecasting during the complex Amatrice-Norcia seismic sequence http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/9/e1701239

Encouraging rebuilding in areas where homes and businesses probably shouldn’t have been built in the first place https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/will-rebuilding-after-harvey-and-irma-make-more-flooding-inevitable

How will you choose what flood events to model? https://waterdecisions.org/how-to-choose-flood-events-to-model-to-characterise-flood-risk/

Harvey and Irma should change the way the U.S. deals with catastrophic storms https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-11/get-ready-for-more-hurricanes

Some investors bet big against disasters https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/13/economy/some-investors-bet-big-against-disasters

Hurricane Irma broke a bunch of meteorological records https://www.businessinsider.com.au/hurricane-irma-weather-meteorology-records-2017-9?r=US&IR=T

These images provide valuable information about the movement of water across the floodplain http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/environmentalwater/murray-lower-darling-news.htm?utm_content=bufferdd961&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Mumbai floods: what happens when cities sacrifice ecology for development https://theconversation.com/mumbai-floods-what-happens-when-cities-sacrifice-ecology-for-development-83328?utm_content=buffer17256&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Mexico steps up to unique triple disaster threat https://www.zilient.org/article/mexico-steps-unique-triple-disaster-threat

Tectonic plates weaker than previously thought https://watchers.news/2017/09/14/tectonic-plates-weaker-than-previously-thought/

UN: Huge Volume of Extreme Weather Events Pose Major Threat to Peace and Security of Vulnerable Communities http://www.unisdr.org/archive/54837

Abandon Florida? Not quite. But it’s time for a retreat from flood zones. https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/9/14/16304730/flooding-irma-houston-retreat-floodplains-buyouts

How to implement the strategy of managed retreat http://news.stanford.edu/2017/03/27/keeping-communities-harms-way-changing-climate/

 

Emergency Management

Harvey delivered wide-spread 25,000-year rains over a 120-hour period http://www.climatesignals.org/scientific-reports/hurricane-harvey-%E2%80%93-extraordinary-flooding-houston-and-surrounding-areas

Destructive Hurricanes Harvey and Irma May Wipe Out 100,000 Jobs: Goldman Sachs https://www.thestreet.com/story/14299423/1/destructive-hurricanes-harvey-and-irma-may-wipe-out-100-000-jobs-goldman-sachs.html

Hurricane Irma highlights the great divide in disaster vulnerability https://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/09/08/hurricane-irma-highlights-great-divide-disaster-vulnerability

FEMA could run out of cash this weekend http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/07/politics/fema-funding-disaster-relief/index.html

Are this year’s violent, massive storms going to be the trigger for violent social unrest? https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-09-09-are-this-years-violent-massive-storms-going-to-be-the-trigger-for-violent-social-unrest.html

A long road to recovery: Why flood victims in Bihar are not hopeful of speedy compensation https://scroll.in/article/849796/a-long-road-to-recovery-why-flood-victims-in-bihar-are-not-hopeful-of-speedy-compensation

‘Not fit to live on’: Chaos grips Caribbean islands days after Irma’s rampage https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/11/hurricane-irma-caribbean-islands-evacuation?CMP=share_btn_tw

“People are reluctant to leave their homes unless they can bring the family dog or cat with them” https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2017/0910/For-those-fleeing-Irma-relief-gratitude-and-sometimes-guilt

Whether to evacuate the public or advise them to shelter in place? http://www.domesticpreparedness.com/commentary/rethinking-disaster-evacuation/

Four Storm Surges in One Storm: Perspective on Irma’s Wild Coastal Floods http://wxshift.com/news/blog/irmas-wild-coastal-floods-storm-surge

Vulnerable Communities Lose Critical Documentation in Natural Disasters’ Wake https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/09/how-id-laws-disenfranchise-voters-in-the-wake-of-a-hurricane/538512/?utm_source=SFTwitter

6 rules for rebuilding infrastructure in an era of ‘unprecedented’ weather events https://theconversation.com/6-rules-for-rebuilding-infrastructure-in-an-era-of-unprecedented-weather-events-83129?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Houston’s Floodwaters Are Tainted, Testing Shows https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/health/houston-flood-contamination.html

New Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner announced http://avbfb.org.au/new-fire-and-emergency-services-commissioner-announced/

8 die at Florida nursing home in Irma’s sweltering aftermath https://apnews.com/b01d27a86b644196ba7081f72eed88d8?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

Harvey and Irma take a huge bite out of the U.S. economy http://grist.org/briefly/harvey-and-irma-take-a-huge-bite-out-of-the-u-s-economy/

Mexico City is one of the few lucky places to have a public earthquake warning system https://www.wired.com/story/mexico-city-earthquake-alert/?mbid=social_twitter_onsiteshare

Disaster response and recovery in Bangladesh and Nepal https://medium.com/creating-opportunity/southasiadisasterrecovery-e69289233865

Getting power back to millions in Florida won’t be easy https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/11/sustainability/getting-power-back-millions-florida-wont-be-easy

Why disaster recovery is a long, slow process https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/07/world/why-disaster-recovery-long-slow-process

Incredible satellite photos show Florida and the Caribbean before and after Irma battered the regions http://www.businessinsider.com/irma-damage-satellite-images-of-florida-and-the-caribbean-2017-9/?r=AU&IR=T

Texas has launched aerial attacks on mosquitoes after floods http://www.businessinsider.com/r-texas-calls-in-us-air-force-to-counter-post-storm-surge-in-mosquitoes-2017-9?IR=T

The Virgin Islands, After Irma: ‘It Was Like Stepping Onto Another Planet’ http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/14/550940009/the-virgin-islands-after-irma-it-was-like-stepping-onto-another-planet

Tech companies are redefining how we respond to natural disasters—in a good way https://qz.com/1075435/tech-companies-are-redefining-how-we-respond-to-natural-disasters-in-a-good-way/?utm_content=bufferf2fc5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Why Did Hurricane Irma Leave so Many People in the Dark? http://blog.ucsusa.org/julie-mcnamara/hurricane-irma-power-outage?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw

Nepal’s Flood Recovery Set to Exclude the Most Marginalised https://thewire.in/177243/nepal-flood-recovery-tenant-farmers/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Communicating contested geoscience to the public: Moving from ‘matters of fact’ to ‘matters of concern’ http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825217301125

Five broad dimensions of people’s engagement with information http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/09/11/how-people-approach-facts-and-information/

Make a Plan https://happens.nz/make-a-plan/

New RFS Bushfire Plan http://www.myfireplan.com.au/

A Scholar Looks at History to Chart a New Narrative on Natural Disasters http://www.wnyc.org/story/scholar-looks-history-chart-narrative-natural-disasters/?hootPostID=ab42659839ea26c5a6b474c120759b87

Models of community engagement https://participation.cymru/en/resources/community-engagement-models/

I downloaded an app. And suddenly, was part of the Cajun Navy http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/I-downloaded-an-app-And-suddenly-I-was-talking-12172506.php

Progress in emergency communications since Katrina https://www.wired.com/story/harvey-shows-progress-on-emergency-communications-since-katrina/

Public libraries can (literally) serve as a shelter from the storm https://theconversation.com/public-libraries-can-literally-serve-as-a-shelter-from-the-storm-83070?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Using strategic narratives to help integrate CCA & DRR http://www.placard-network.eu/using-narratives-to-help-integrate-cca-drr/

Community Wildfire Resilience Workshop Gets Rave Reviews — Key Ingredients https://fireadaptednetwork.org/community-wildfire-resilience-workshop/

UK flood information service https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings

Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies http://jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba

 

Social media and emergency management

Why social media apps should be in your disaster kit https://theconversation.com/why-social-media-apps-should-be-in-your-disaster-kit-83743

Open data and social networks like Snapchat and Facebook have helped FEMA react more quickly and effectively https://www.fastcompany.com/40459641/from-katrina-to-harvey-how-disaster-relief-is-evolving-with-technology

When calling 911 failed, stranded Houstonians turned to Twitter and Facebook http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/harvey-social-media_us_59a47f42e4b050afa90c1049

Social media reaches 3 billion users globally, says new report http://mashable.com/2017/08/07/3-billion-global-social-media-users/#XLHQ1M1amaqI

 

Disaster psychology

How much trauma has Hurricane Irma caused? http://thewire.org.au/story/after-hurricane-irma-then-what/

The mental health impact of major disasters like Harvey and Irma https://theconversation.com/the-mental-health-impact-of-major-disasters-like-harvey-and-irma-83764

New research shows the role of emotions in reactions to disasters https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201709/what-does-it-take-survive-emotionally-after-disaster

In Houston, Children Are Likely To Experience Trauma From Hurricane Harvey http://www.npr.org/2017/09/11/550218492/in-houston-children-are-likely-to-experience-trauma-from-hurricane-harvey

 

Sociology and Disasters

‘This is human kindness’: Hurricane Katrina survivors help Houston after Harvey https://www.today.com/parents/katrina-survivors-helping-houston-after-hurricane-harvey-t116108

Florida coasts and flood-prone areas are home to many people who are particularly vulnerable in storms https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/irma-is-bearing-down-on-some-of-floridas-most-vulnerable-residents/?ex_cid=story-twitter

Hurricane Irma exposes racial tensions on smashed St. Martin https://apnews.com/6150ee8349fe4cb78a5293b82cf68de9

“Disasters tend to worsen the already present inequalities in their paths. Irma is no different.” https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/09/the-poor-in-irmas-path/539412/?utm_source=nl__link4_091217&silverid=MzEwMTkxMTQyOTAxS0

Neighbors helping neighbors: the power of community preparedness revealed during Harvey, Irma, wildfires https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2017/09/12/neighbors-helping-neighbors-the-power-of-community-preparedness-revealed-during-harvey-irma-wildfires

Role of Social Capital in Emergency Preparedness https://medium.com/the-community-engager/neighborfest-fc6fcd90f6b8

India’s floods expose poor countries’ total vulnerability to climate change http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/09/01/indias-floods-expose-total-vulnerability-climate-change/

Why Every Hurricane Should Be Named “Jim” https://theleap.org/portfolio-items/why-every-hurricane-should-be-named-jim/

 

September 2017 edition of The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) newsletter http://www.tiems.info/images/pdfs/TIEMS-2017-Newsletter-Septemberver1.pdf

 

Today in Disaster Resilience (7 July 2017)

resilience 7 July

Please find below links to current news related to some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sudden eruption at Dieng Volcanic Complex injures 10 tourists, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2017/07/02/sileri-dieng-eruption-injures-10-tourists-indonesia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extremely intense hailstorm hits Girona, Spain https://watchers.news/2017/07/01/girona-hail-storm-spain/

Extreme flash flooding in northern Illinois after 152 mm (6 inches) of rain in 4 hours https://watchers.news/2017/06/30/northern-illinois-flood-june-28-2017/

Yangtze tributaries rise above warning levels http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/yangtze-tributaries-rise-above-warning-levels

Houses of 105 villagers flooded in Ingushetia http://www.eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/39948/

Northern Bangladesh is likely to experience flood http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/environment/2017/07/02/brahmaputra-basin-northern-bangladesh-likely-see-flood/

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Jul 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64082/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Jul-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Di.html

Assam floods: Situation remains grim with 3.5 lakh people affected in 13 districts http://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-floods-situation-remains-grim-with-3-5-lakh-people-affected-in-13-districts-3775197.html

China – More Floods in South Leave 56 Dead, 22 Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-south-central-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Jul 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64093/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Jul-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Du.html

Heavy monsoon rains, flash floods claim 43 lives in Pakistan, 61 injured http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/heavy-monsoon-rains-flash-floods-claim-43-lives-in-pakistan-61-injured/story-gggaDYFnIDqVEpDlMnDHLN.html

Vietnam – Days of Heavy Rain Cause Flooding and Landslides in North http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-flooding-landslides-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Jul 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Cleveland, Sabancaya, Bogoslof https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64110/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Jul-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Cleveland-Sabancaya-Bogoslo.html

Heavy rain in Japan forces almost 400,000 from their homes http://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-storm-japan-idUSKBN19Q1IK?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=595d3f6804d30111c4f6a30f&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Flood Kills Bike Rider, Destroys Properties Worth Millions http://www.frontiersnews.com/flood-kills-bike-rider-destroys-properties-worth-millions/

Extremely dangerous M6.5 earthquake hits the Philippines https://watchers.news/2017/07/06/philippines-earthquake-leyte-july-6-2017/

Record rainfall in southwestern Japan leaves 3 dead, 19 missing http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/120424.php

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Jul 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64120/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Jul-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Flood havoc in Asia: Heavy rains inflict damage in Japan, China, Bangladesh and India http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/raging-waters-kill-3-leave-20-missing

 

Disaster risk reduction

Have your say on the Draft Revised NSW Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/know-your-risk/Bush-fire-hazards-and-your-property/review-of-the-bush-fire-environmental-assessment-code

National Land Use Planning Guidelines for Disaster Resilient Communities https://www.planning.org.au/policy/national-land-use-planning-guidelines-for-disaster-resilient-communities-2

U.S. About to Fall Further Behind in Long Range Weather Forecasting https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/06/29/u-s-fall-farther-behind-long-range-weather-forecasting/

Natural Disasters by Location: Rich Leave and Poor Get Poorer https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/natural-disasters-by-location-rich-leave-and-poor-get-poorer/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_ENGYSUS_NEWS

Disaster that strikes in a moment was years in the making https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/02/disaster-that-strikes-in-a-moment-was-years-in-the-making?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

Global Risks in 2040 https://www.rand.org/blog/rand-review/2017/06/global-risks-in-2040-qa-with-andrew-parasiliti.html?adbsc=social_Security2040_20170702_1634501&adbid=881611440049618945&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

New data set explores 90 years of natural disasters in the US http://theusabulletin.com/2017/06/29/new-data-set-explores-90-years-of-natural-disasters-in-the-us/

Antibiotic Resistance Is Lurking in The Environment https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/06/colistin-resistance-mcr-3/531987/

Five Barriers to Disaster Resilience http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/fire-barriers-to-disaster-resilience.html

Disaster Management Reference Handbook (2017) – Bangladesh http://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/disaster-management-reference-handbook-2017-bangladesh

Post-cyclone study shows building codes not enough to protect homes http://www.smh.com.au/comment/postcyclone-study-shows-building-codes-not-enough-to-protect-homes-20170701-gx2mmm.html

Thirty-year flooding saga in Dumfries flows onwards http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-40431565

Flood events and their effects in a Himalayan mountain river: Geomorphological examples from the Buri Gandaki Valley, Nepal https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11629-016-4154-5

Flooding threatening 4.2 million people on Caribbean and Pacific islands http://www.thesourcemagazine.org/flooding-threatening-4-2-million-people-caribbean-pacific-islands/

GFDRR Work Plan 2018: Bringing Resilience to Scale http://www.alnap.org/node/27336.aspx?utm_content=bufferffd7b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) is a committee established by the Environment Agency https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/trent-regional-flood-and-coastal-committee

Latest Floodplain Manager Newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20394&t=01969a383512800f49be3a71c6638b0a

Devastating floods leave carpet of wildflowers across southern Western Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-05/heavy-rain-leaves-amazing-wildflowers-western-australia/8680442

Handbook on Culture and Urban Disaster http://educen.cultureanddisaster.eu/handbook/

Satellites reveal melting of rocks under volcanic zone, deep in Earth’s mantle https://theconversation.com/satellites-reveal-melting-of-rocks-under-volcanic-zone-deep-in-earths-mantle-80452?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Forgotten Archives Reveal Impact of 1918 Puerto Rico Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.seismosoc.org/news/ssa-press-releases/srl-forgotten-archives-reveal-impact-1918-puerto-rico-earthquake-tsunami/

Using GIS During Fire Season https://www.gislounge.com/using-gis-fire-season/

Naomi Klein: how power profits from disaster https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/06/naomi-klein-how-power-profits-from-disaster

A set of priorities for national research into natural hazards in Australia has been launched today http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/national-priorities-research?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=nationalpriorities

‘Bulges’ in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/bulges-in-volcanoes-could-be-used-to-predict-eruptions

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118921496.html

Clustering of arc volcanoes caused by temperature perturbations in the back-arc mantle https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15753

Earth likely to see increase in frequency and intensity of storms, wildfires and flooding: AIR Worldwide http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/earth-likely-see-increase-frequency-intensity-storms-wildfires-flooding-air-worldwide-1004116554/

Croatian shipyard helping to save Venice from flooding http://thedubrovniktimes.com/news/croatia/item/2675-croatian-shipyard-helping-to-save-venice-from-flooding?platform=hootsuite

 

Emergency Management

Stuart Siren Not Working as Tornado was Nearby http://whotv.com/2017/06/29/stuart-siren-not-working-as-tornado-was-nearby/

Grenfell Tower fire: Nearly 150 UK buildings fail safety tests after west London blaze http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-30/grenfell-tower-fire:-nearly-150-uk-buildings-fail-safety-tests/8669204?pfmredir=sm

How the Democratic Republic of the Congo Beat Ebola in 42 Days https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/07/how-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-beat-ebola-in-42-days/532590/

Being prepared for flood emergencies: behind the scenes of a major exercise https://floodresilience.blog/2017/07/02/being-prepared-for-flood-emergencies-behind-the-scenes-of-a-major-exercise/

How Real-Time Data Intelligence Is Transforming UK Flood Response http://www.silicon.co.uk/data-storage/bigdata/environment-agency-data-intelligence-216395?inf_by=5909b603671db8aa4e8b45c0

Disaster Preparedness in Myanmar http://www.unocha.org/country/myanmar/about-ocha-myanmar/disaster-response-preparedness

On anonymity in disasters: Socio-technical practices in emergency management http://www.ephemerajournal.org/contribution/anonymity-disasters-socio-technical-practices-emergency-management

A Fire Service Leader’s Guide To Preparing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan https://www.iafc.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/cwpp-leader-39-s-guide-normal-res.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Virginia gets new zoned hurricane evacuation plan http://www.13newsnow.com/weather/hurricane-center/virginia-gets-new-zoned-hurricane-evacuation-plan/454273052?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

After the quake: How Christchurch is bouncing back https://govinsider.asia/innovation/christchurch-lianne-dalziel-earthquake-resilience/

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Update: More Active Season Predicted https://www.wunderground.com/news/2017-hurricane-season-forecast-atlantic-colorado-state-july-update?__prclt=PFoiEVNt

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The history of the earth – radio interview http://radioadelaide.org.au/2017/06/30/the-history-of-the-earth/

Interactive map of all known/recorded natural disasters in Japan http://dil-db.bosai.go.jp/saigai/

Education plan for improving the capabilities of Australia’s built environment professionals in creating more disaster resilient communities https://www.planning.org.au/documents/item/7805

Entries for the 2017 Victorian Fire Awareness Awards are now open https://fireawarenessawards.com.au/

These breathtaking murals spotlight the dangers of climate change http://mashable.com/2017/07/02/climate-change-murals-canada/#c8jEWGWUmsOD

The greenhouse effect is like a stack of blankets on a winter night https://skepticalscience.com/SkS_Analogy_09_Greenhouse_effect_stack_of_blankets.html?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#350509998-tw#1499031132655

Top 10 Worst Natural Disasters of All Time http://gazettereview.com/2017/06/top-10-worst-natural-disasters-time/

Reckless disregard for fire safety in B.C.’s backcountry an ongoing problem http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/reckless-disregard-for-fire-an-ongoing-b-c-backcountry-problem

Seeking the exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses and at the same time a great openness to new ideas – Carl Sagan https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/05/23/carl-sagan-the-burden-of-skepticism/

Volunteer engagement in citizen science has been going on a long time https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/evolving-landscape-citizen-science

How do economics, culture and geography affect a community’s ability to bounce back after a flood? https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2017/06/30/206873/study-looks-into-issues-affecting-how-communities-bounce-back-from-floods/

World Meteorological Organization’s World Weather & Climate Extremes Archive https://wmo.asu.edu

Resilience Scan: January-March 2017 https://www.odi.org/publications/10846-resilience-scan-january-march-2017

Our future in living with Water – Making collective decisions supported by tools, visualisation and serious games http://floodcop.com.au/2017/07/02/our-future-in-living-with-water-making-collective-decisions-supported-by-tools-visualisation-and-serious-games/

Teaching originality? https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol22/iss2/art29/

IAP2 Spectrum Review http://www.iap2canada.ca/resources/Documents/News/IAP2%20Spectrum%20Review.pdf

How to stop people entering floodwater http://stories.scienceinpublic.com.au/2017/floodwaters/

Prepare to be on your own in a major Pacific Northwest disaster http://www.king5.com/news/prepare-to-be-on-your-own-in-a-major-pacific-northwest-disaster/447180665

How to Give a Winning Research Presentation http://researcherdevelopment.academicblogs.co.uk/how-to-give-a-winning-research-presentation/

How Helsinki is using 3D models to assist urban planners and citizens https://cities-today.com/how-helsinki-is-using-3d-models-to-assist-urban-planners-and-citizens/

Examples of Policy exercises, simulations, and games to improve disaster preparedness and response actions http://www.educenproject.eu/games-and-simulations

Reaching Resilience Game http://www.reachingresilience.org/Play

Guidelines for engaging the public in crisis management http://www.crisiscommunication.fi/images/pep/Public_Empowerment_Guide.pdf

 

Social media and emergency management

Contributions of digital volunteering to community disaster resilience https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/resources/poster/3739

Social Listening and Hashtags Relating to Fire Mapping https://www.gislounge.com/using-gis-fire-season/

Civic engagement strategies in the age of Twitter http://www.architects.org/architectureboston/articles/bring-joy

 

Disaster psychology

Effect of evacuation and displacement on the association between flooding and mental health outcomes: a cross-sectional analysis of UK survey data http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(17)30047-5/fulltext

Solitude https://psychcentral.com/lib/book-review-solitude/

Children, Young People and Flooding – recovery and resilience http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/children-young-people-and-flooding-recovery-and-resilience/

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Community resilience is influenced by the strength of neighborhood social networks and cohesion http://thecityfix.com/blog/what-about-the-people-unlocking-the-key-to-socially-sustainable-and-resilient-communities-cathy-baldwin-robin-king/

Lori Peek of the Natural Hazards Center Discusses Effects of Disasters on People http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/EM-Summer-2017-Major-Player-Lori-Peek.html

Tools for social network analysis http://www.educenproject.eu/tools-for-sna

 

Today in disaster resilience (16 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social media and emergency management

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

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

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

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

 

Social Capital and Disasters

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