Today in disaster resilience (4 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Isis claims responsibility for Baghdad car bombing as 120 die on single day https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/03/baghdad-bombings-dozens-killed?CMP=share_btn_tw

Overnight Flash Floods Kill 30 People in Northern Pakistan http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/officials-flash-floods-overnight-killed-30-people-northern-40309701

Disaster risk reduction

Under the volcano https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/03/under-volcano-fire-and-ice-terrawatch?CMP=share_btn_tw

Geologists make their own lava to prep for explosive experiments http://phys.org/news/2016-06-geologists-lava-prep-explosive.html

First detailed recordings of earthquakes on ultraslow mid-ocean ridges http://phys.org/news/2016-06-earthquakes-ultraslow-mid-ocean-ridges.html

Zika may spread more frequently than thought through sex http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-zika-virus-sex-transmitted-evidence-studies-std/

Emergency management

Decades of helping the community recognised http://www.standard.net.au/story/4006568/medal-honour-for-ses-volunteers/

Exploring the Demands on Nurses Working in Health Care Facilities During a Large-Scale Natural Disaster http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/6/2/2158244016655587

Can We Rebuild? Many Flood Survivors Grappling With a Long Recovery http://wvpublic.org/post/can-we-rebuild-many-flood-survivors-grappling-long-recovery

Asian Law in Disasters: Towards a Human-centred Recovery

https://www.routledge.com/Asian-Law-in-Disasters-Toward-a-Human-Centered-Recovery/KANEKO-MATSUOKA-TOYODA/p/book/9781138930636

Social media and emergency management

Social media channels now they seem to be making us more divisive than ever before https://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2016/jun/28/social-media-networks-filter-bubbles?CMP=share_btn_tw

During and immediately following a disaster, decision makers can use social media to identify areas most in need of assistance http://odf.nvoad.org/researchers-identify-link-between-twitter-messaging-and-damage-sustained-from-hurricane-sandy/

Psychology and disasters

Decisions we believe we make consciously have already been made https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/05/you-may-have-already-decided-to-read-this-article/

Today in disaster resilience (29 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Istanbul airport explosions: 28 dead, 60 injured, Turkish official says http://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/28/europe/turkey-istanbul-airport-attacks/index.html

Texas train collision causes massive blaze http://www.ems1.com/fire-ems/articles/103061048-Texas-train-collision-causes-massive-blaze/?utm_content=bufferf00b7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster risk reduction

Peat fires are the largest fires on earth http://ensia.com/features/these-fires-are-huge-hidden-and-harmful-what-can-we-do/?utm_content=bufferd08b3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Catastrophe modeller releases India earthquake model http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20160627/NEWS06/160629850/catastrophe-modeler-releases-india-earthquake-model

Planning for disaster http://www.pitneybowes.com/us/location-intelligence/case-studies/planning-for-disaster.html?app_data=%7B%22pi%22%3A%2259300_1466628554_1849752299%22%2C%22pt%22%3A%22twitter%22%7D

Disaster education, communications and engagement

All communities, all emergencies https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/category/latest-news/

Projects that reduce wildfire risk and increase preparedness can be accomplished by a broad range of ages http://www.firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/be-firewise/project-ideas.aspx?sso=0

Today in disaster resilience (28 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Update on Californian wildfires http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/#

Slow-slip East Coast earthquake to roll on for weeks http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/81403086/Slow-slip-East-Coast-earthquake-to-roll-on-for-weeks

Magnitude 5.7 quake shakes southern Mexico, no damage reported http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-quake-idUSKCN0ZD2TF?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

NASA’s IMERG Measures Deadly West Virginia Flooding Rainfall http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasas-imerg-measures-deadly-west-virginia-flooding-rainfall

Disaster risk reduction

Central American volcanoes erupt http://www.wired.com/2016/06/central-american-volcanoes-let-spectacular-eruptions/

From fire breaks to fire hazards http://scienmag.com/from-fire-breaks-to-fire-hazards/

Storm-surge risks to property: Report looks at a post-Sandy world http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160626_Storm-surge_risks_to_property__Report_looks_at_a_post-Sandy_world.html

Argentina: Greater flood protection for three million people http://www.poandpo.com/politics/argentina-greater-flood-protection-for-three-million-people-24-6-2016/

Emergency management

Canadian Earthquake Detector Has Deep-Sea Edge over U.S. Rival http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/canadian-earthquake-detector-has-deep-sea-edge-over-u-s-rival/

Cash-based approaches in humanitarian emergencies http://www.3ieimpact.org/media/filer_public/2016/05/19/sr28-qa-sr-report-cash-based-approaches.pdf

Groups helping animals displaced in West Virginia flooding http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Groups-helping-animals-displaced-in-West-Virginia-flooding-384381221.html

Citizens and the National Guard come to the aid of West Virginia flooded communities http://wvmetronews.com/2016/06/26/citizens-national-guard-come-to-aid-of-white-sulphur-springs/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How to communicate during disasters http://cnnphilippines.com/videos/2016/06/21/How-to-communicate-during-disasters.html

Social media and emergency management

Twitter’s Adding Searchable, Emoji-Like Stickers to Photo Uploads http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/twitters-adding-searchable-emoji-stickers-photo-uploads

The language of emojis http://instagram-engineering.tumblr.com/post/117889701472/emojineering-part-1-machine-learning-for-emoji

Today in disaster resilience (27 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Obama Declares Major Disaster In West Virginia After Historic Flooding http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/26/483587401/obama-declares-major-disaster-in-west-virginia-after-historic-flooding?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews

Approximately 200 structures are destroyed and 75 damaged in California wildfire https://calfire.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/ca-krn-erskine-fire-wui-vegetation-fire_23.html

West Virginia Floods: 23 Killed, Including Toddler, as Thousands Left Without Power http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/west-virginia-floods-23-killed-thousands-without-power-n598346

Lightning sparks multiple new wildfires across Alaska https://akfireinfo.com/2016/06/26/lightning-sparks-multiple-new-wildfires-across-alaska/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster risk reduction

Analysing the sound of thunderstorms https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jun/26/analysing-the-sound-of-thunderstorms

A yellow fever epidemic in Angola could turn into a global crisis http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/world/wp/2016/06/26/2016/06/26/yellow-fever/?tid=sm_tw

Catastrophe Models: A Non-Technical Primer https://insnerds.com/catastrophe-models-a-non-technical-primer/

Emergency management

What went wrong in Yarloop: reports released on devastating bushfire https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/south-west/a/31901877/what-went-wrong-in-yarloop-report-released-on-bushfire/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-21/yarloop-fire-inquiry-rural-fire-service-recommended/7529470

India: Gurgaon to get NCR’s first quake warning system http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/49388

Disaster education, communications and engagement

ThinkHazard! – A new, simple platform for understanding and acting on disaster risk http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/thinkhazard-new-simple-platform-understanding-and-acting-disaster-risk?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Research Shows Impact of Integrating Fire, Disaster Preparedness into Core College Courses http://inpublicsafety.com/2016/06/research-shows-impact-integrating-fire-disaster-preparedness-core-college-courses/

16 stories from Africa on the importance of education during conflict and crisis http://www.globalpartnership.org/blog/16-stories-africa-importance-education-during-conflict-and-crisis

Social media and emergency management

Social media, and especially Twitter, is often the first place that you will see a report of an incident http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/06/23/twitter-and-crisis-communication-an-overview-of-tools/

 

Today in disaster resilience (8 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Toll fears grow as floods keep rising across Tasmania http://www.news.com.au/national/tasmania/toll-fears-grow-as-floodwaters-keep-rising-across-the-state/news-story/45ecf05df63e7cb57b383dc2983bfc9d

Flash flooding causes chaos in parts of England http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-36471889

Disaster risk reduction

Increased hazard risks due to rapid urban growth in mountainous regions https://ugecviewpoints.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/rapid-urban-growth-in-mountainous-regions-the-case-of-nainital-india/

After so many years of little or no hurricane damage up and down the East and Gulf coasts, it could hit residents very hard from Texas all the way up to Maine http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-hurricane-amnesia-is-a-big-risk-this-year/

Analysis Finds Higher Flood Risk From Whittier Narrows Dam http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/06/06/analysis-finds-higher-flood-risk-from-whittier-narrows-dam/#.V1coKzVj0Vl.twitter

Sydney storm: Seawall delayed by funding row with Collaroy homes on the brink of collapse http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydney-storm-seawall-delayed-by-funding-row-with-collaroy-homes-on-the-brink-of-collapse-20160607-gpdqsk.html

The earthquake nightmare public officials are failing to confront http://projects.seattletimes.com/2016/seismic-neglect/

Emergency management

Fort McMurray’s water warrior fought to keep the flow to firefighters going http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-water-treatment-plant-1.3617505

June 15 marks the 25th anniversary of the Pinatubo eruption http://www.wired.com/2016/06/annotated-volcano-exploring-pinatubos-devastating-eruption-25-years-later/#slide-5

Active start to hurricane season doesn’t foretell wild — or calm – year http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/06/07/hurricane-season/85557170/

World Bank Support to Improve Weather Forecasting, College Education in Bangladesh http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2016/06/02/world-bank-support-to-improve-weather-forecasting-college-education-in-Bangladesh

Disaster education, communications and engagement

MOOC: Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster https://www.edx.org/course/humanitarian-response-conflict-disaster-harvardx-ph558x

Exercise Coastal Response 2016 https://news.gov.bc.ca/stories/exercise-coastal-response-2016

Edmonton First Responders Day to highlight toll on emergency workers http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/edmonton-first-responders-day-to-highlight-toll-on-emergency-workers

What’s a Little Flood Danger to a Really Fun Bridge Renaming Fete? http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/whats-a-little-flood-danger-to-a-really-fun-bridge-renaming-fete-8367473

Lots of anger, few solutions at public meeting about flooding http://www.houstonchronicle.com/houston/article/Much-anger-few-solutions-at-flooding-town-hall-7967540.php?t=bbca42d3c3

Evacuation drill aims to better prepare community for emergencies http://fox21news.com/2016/06/04/evacuation-drill-aims-to-better-prepare-community-for-emergencies/

Flood deaths are avoidable: don’t go in the water https://theconversation.com/flood-deaths-are-avoidable-dont-go-in-the-water-60615

Today in disaster resilience (7 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

On the brink: Homes ‘cracking‘ in Collaroy as residents face nervous wait for first light http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/on-the-brink-another-king-tide-threatens-multimilliondollar-sydney-beachfront-homes/news-story/a03d8a17c5f00da1f9e5758c7bcc62f2

Record flooding in Tasmania http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-07/woman-rescued-in-tasmania-after-major-flooding-wreaks-havoc/7483726

Gov. Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Colin Approaches Florida http://abcnews.go.com/US/gov-rick-scott-declares-state-emergency-tropical-storm/story?id=39637271&cid=wn_tco

Disaster risk reduction

New report: Resilience – The Big Picture https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/10626.pdf

Is seeing believing? Perceptions of wildfire risk over time http://nrfirescience.org/resource/14317

Forecast raises fear of rain-induced disasters in shaken districts http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-06-06/forecast-raises-fear-of-rain-induced-disasters-in-shaken-districts.html

What’s headed our way this hurricane season? http://grist.org/climate-energy/whats-headed-our-way-this-hurricane-season-let-us-explain/

Emergency management

Timing of economic rebound from Alberta wildfire hard to forecast http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/timing-economic-rebound-alberta-wildfire-hard-forecast-poloz-1004092768/

Federal Disaster Assistance to Texas Survivors Tops $81 Million for April Floods http://www.readyharris.org/external/content/document/1829/2838998/1/NR034-DR-4269%20Federal%20Disaster%20Assist%20to%20TX%20Survivors%20For%20April%20Floods%20Tops%20$81%20Million.pdf

Central Texas Floods May-June 2016 http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/events/central-texas-floods-may-june-2016

Dramatic Photographs Show Scale Of Flooding Across Europe https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosebuchanan/dramtic-photographs-show-scale-of-flooding-across-europe?utm_term=.ttmmxyRGB#.xrBgo4Eje

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Large scale earthquake preparedness exercise http://komonews.com/news/local/pacific-northwest-prepares-for-massive-earthquake-tsunami

Three interesting landslide videos http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/06/05/hechi-1/

“Turn around don’t drown” isn’t working—at least not to its full potential https://thewxsocial.com/2016/06/03/fine-water-doesnt-scare-you-how-about-ten-thousand-dollars/

 

Today in disaster resilience (2 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Fort McMurray fire: First residents return home http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36422137?ocid=socialflow_twitter

The latest system has brought historic flooding to parts of central and southeast Texas http://wxshift.com/news/record-flooding-continues-to-mess-with-texas?utm_content=buffer2b523&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Paris flooding: River Seine bursts its banks as France prepares to host Euro 2016 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/paris-flooded-by-the-overflowing-seine-as-france-prepares-to-host-euro-2016-a7059556.html

Flash flood hits Kulaora, 20,000 left marooned http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2016/may/31/flash-flood-hits-kulaora-20000-left-marooned

Disaster risk reduction

Alberta wildfire underlines need for national talks on disaster mitigation http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/alberta-wildfire-underlines-need-national-talks-disaster-mitigation-1004092341/

Slowing of landslide flows reflects California’s drying climate http://phys.org/news/2016-06-landslide-california-climate.html

Who pays when homes flood? https://www.academia.edu/7433189/Who_pays_when_homes_flood

Resilient Melbourne Strategy http://resilientmelbourne.com.au/

This hurricane season, scientists bring wave action into the picture https://www.usgs.gov/news/hurricane-season-scientists-bring-wave-action-picture

Rwanda missing 15 years of weather data http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/05/30/478896860/turns-out-you-do-need-a-weatherman-to-know-which-way-the-wind-blew

This week the famed Momotombo volcano in Nicaragua put on a show in its first known eruption in 110 years http://abc7ny.com/1109422/

African wildfires may become larger and more intense as more people move to cities, a study has found http://allafrica.com/stories/201605311120.html

UNOSAT flood portal, a dedicated, free-to-use repository where anyone can easily find and download satellite-derived flood data http://www.unitar.org/maximizing-our-impact-through-data-sharing-unosat-flood-portal-1

Indian PM releases National Disaster Management Plan http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=145840

BMC proposes ways to manage floods; flood control not included, say activists http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/bmc-proposes-ways-to-manage-floods-flood-control-not-included-say-activists-2828151/

Emergency management

Going local in aid will help build disaster resilience http://news.trust.org/item/20160527141902-fmi6s/

Johnson County Using Drones to Stay Ahead of Flooding http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Johnson-Co_-phoner–11a_Dallas-Fort-Worth-381534031.html

FEMA’s New ‘Disaster Deductible’ Shifts Responsibility to States http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/FEMAs-new-disaster-deductible-shifts-responsibility-to-states.html

Satellite imagery and communication are powerful aids in confronting humanitarian and environmental issues http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/space-technology-can-help-sustain-earth/

Niger delta oil spill clean-up launched – but could take quarter of a century http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jun/02/niger-delta-oil-spill-clean-up-launched-ogoniland-communities-1bn?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Disaster education, communications and engagement

‘Fire adaptive communities’ live compatibly with wildfire https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160601132323.htm

Climate actions to change our world http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/2016/climate-actions/en/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social+media&utm_campaign=faoforestry

This course looks at the science behind the Zika outbreak http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/freeonlinecourses/zika/