Today in disaster resilience (2 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Two major hurricanes are vying to become the first to strike Big Island of Hawaii http://mashable.com/2016/08/29/two-hurricanes-head-toward-hawaii/#WGRuc8c02sqd

The United States Is Facing Four Simultaneous Tropical Threats https://psmag.com/the-united-states-is-facing-four-simultaneous-tropical-threats-5cfe1ea51d06#.jbgl42m7c

Bihar floods: Death toll climbs to 165, over 37 lakh people affected http://www.firstpost.com/india/bihar-floods-death-toll-climbs-to-165-over-37-lakh-people-affected-2983862.html

Pioneer Fire in Idaho is one of 5 fires in US with over 1,000 firefighters assigned http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/08/31/pioneer-fire-in-idaho-is-one-of-5-fires-in-us-with-over-1000-firefighters-assigned/

Japan – 11 Dead After Typhoon Lionrock Causes Floods and Landslides http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/08/31/national/least-10-dead-japan-typhoon-lionrock-flooded-nursing-home-caused-damage/

Honduras – 1 Dead, 100s of Homes Damaged After Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/america/honduras-floods-tegucigalpa-comayaguela-august-2016

Here’s What to Expect From Hurricane Hermine https://psmag.com/heres-what-to-expect-from-hurricane-hermine-f03dffd393c6#.4d1os0c7u

New Zealand evacuates some coastal areas due to tsunami fears after quake http://news.trust.org/item/20160901181656-6i7vz/

Sudan Floods – Over 200,000 Now Affected, 98 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-200000-now-affected-98-dead

Disaster risk reduction

As Italy rebuilds, earthquake experts across the globe believe the worst is yet to come http://www.inquisitr.com/3460156/italy-earthquake-country-mourns-while-experts-claim-many-parts-of-the-world-are-overdue-for-large-earthquakes/

‘Infrastructure can drive up disaster vulnerability’ says UN climate expert http://www.dw.com/en/infrastructure-can-drive-up-disaster-vulnerability-says-un-climate-expert/a-19497058

World Risk Index: The Human Factor in Natural Disasters http://www.spiegel.de/international/tomorrow/world-risk-report-on-vulnerability-to-natural-catastrophe-a-1109437.html

2016 World Risk Report http://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:5763/WorldRiskReport2016_small.pdf

How A ‘Weather Bomb’ Measured In Japan Helps Uncover Earth’s Secrets http://www.techtimes.com/articles/175330/20160828/how-a-weather-bomb-measured-in-japan-helps-uncover-earths-secrets.htm

Disasters & Development : The Italian disaster: stereotyped narratives and missing social science http://danddresearch.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/the-italian-disaster-stereotyped.html

Proposed fee to combat Tampa street flooding heads for key vote http://www.tbo.com/news/politics/proposed-fee-to-combat-tampa-street-flooding-heads-for-key-vote-20160826/

Residents fight required flood insurance http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/residents-fight-required-flood-insurance/308371531

Unplanned urbanisation increases risks of urban disasters: Experts http://en.prothom-alo.com/environment/news/118597/Unplanned-urbanisation-increases-risks-of-urban

GeoNet has changed New Zealand earthquake science ‘dramatically’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/83485727/geonet-has-changed-new-zealand-earthquake-science-dramatically

News from the Nevada Geodetic Laboratory http://geodesy.unr.edu/

Tectonics and crustal evolution http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/26/9/article/i1052-5173-26-9-4.htm

Acceleration of regional plate subduction beneath Kanto Japan, after the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL070298/abstract

Thousands of Homes Keep Flooding, Yet They Keep Being Rebuilt Again http://e360.yale.edu/digest/thousands_of_us_homes_keep_flooding_and_being_rebuilt_fema_insurance_louisiana/4792/

Flood risk assessment – Practices in flood prone Swedish municipalities http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300863

Innovative land use planning for natural hazard risk reduction: A consequence-driven approach from New Zealand http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091630070X

Factors controlling the spatial distribution of flash flooding in the complex environment of a metropolitan urban area. The case of Athens 2013 flash flood event http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301431

Disasters as opportunities for social change: Using the multi-level perspective to consider the barriers to disaster-related transitions http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300164

Yorkshire flooding fears as crucial report is delayed http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/yorkshire-flooding-fears-as-crucial-report-is-delayed-1-8094629

Fleeing into risk: the Baton Rouge Deluge was not an act of God http://lacoastpost.com/blog/?p=50901

High resolution flood data from RMS an opportunity for risk capital http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2016/08/22/high-resolution-flood-data-from-rms-an-opportunity-for-risk-capital/

The World Is Completely Urbanized http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hung-vo/the-world-is-completely_b_11786892.html

Economic impact of a major earthquake in Canada http://assets.ibc.ca/Documents/Studies/EQ_brochure_EN-at-a-glance.pdf

Italy commits to long-term earthquake preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50086

Places with high wildfire potential have, on average, lower social vulnerability than other places http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/WF15109

Florida’s potential losses from a big hurricane is a mind-blowing $200 billion https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/09/01/floridas-potential-losses-from-a-big-hurricane-is-a-mind-blowing-200-billion/?utm_term=.736112a9a3e5

Five Years After Hurricane Irene, Vermont Still Striving for Resilience https://insideclimatenews.org/news/31082016/five-years-after-hurricane-irene-2011-effects-flooding-vermont-damage-resilience-climate-change

FEMA Administered Flood Insurance, Is it a Success? http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/fema-administered-flood-insurance-is-it-a-success.html

Vulnerability as Concept, Model, Metric, and Tool http://naturalhazardscience.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.001.0001/acrefore-9780199389407-e-25

Glasgow’s Resilience Strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/page/-/100rc/pdfs/Glasgow%20Strategy%20PDF.pdf

Emergency management

EU’s Sentinel satellites dissect Italian quake http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37210085

Australia’s biggest ever disaster training event hits Sydney’s Barangaroo http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-28/australias-biggest-ever-disaster-training-event-hits-sydney/7792154

Cameroon Lake Nyos Disaster Survivors Feel Abandoned http://www.voanews.com/a/survivors-1986-lake-nyos-disaster-cameroon/3474673.html

MapSwipe app enables digital volunteers to use smartphone technology to gather more information for aid in a natural disaster https://www.geolounge.com/swipe-satellite-data-help-map-vulnerable-populations/

National tsunami exercise starts this week https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/national-tsunami-exercise-starts-week

In Louisiana, the Political Mess May Outlast the Flood http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/08/louisiana-flooding-baton-rouge-poiltics-214193

NFPA 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs Handbook, 2016 Edition http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards?mode=code&code=1600

Disaster management, crowdsourced R&D and probabilistic innovation theory: Toward real time disaster response capability http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420915300698

The return to Fort McMurray: residents rebuild lives in city scarred by wildfire https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/30/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-rebuilding-aftermath?CMP=share_btn_tw

Hindcasts of Integrated Kinetic Energy in Atlantic Tropical Cyclones: A Neural Network Prediction Scheme http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/MWR-D-16-0030.1

During the Louisiana floods, crowdsourcing has been combined with official data to resolve a large-scale emergency situation https://gcn.com/articles/2016/08/29/crowdsourcing-louisiana-flood-response.aspx

Indonesia: Turning to unity for rebuilding communities after natural disasters http://blogs.worldbank.org/eastasiapacific/indonesia-turning-unity-rebuilding-communities-after-natural-disasters

11 years after Katrina, FEMA has learned from its failures http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/08/11_years_after_katrina_fema_ha.html

Health Care Access and Utilization after the 2010 Pakistan Floods http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=10491893&fileId=S1049023X16000716

Lost time in Amatrice http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/lost-time-in-amatrice-the-past-and-present-of-italys-earthquakes

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Mobility Disabilities http://www.brainline.org/content/2009/06/disaster-readiness-tips-for-people-with-mobility-disabilities_pageall.html

Understanding and unlocking transformative learning as a method for enabling behaviour change for adaptation and resilience to disaster threats http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300681

Disaster communication ecology and community resilience perceptions following the 2013 central Illinois tornadoes http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300267

Deadly Italian quake highlights continuing struggle to communicate risk http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/italys-earthquake-trial-casts-long-shadow-over-risk-communication

How much of the US is susceptible to sinkholes? https://www.usgs.gov/news/hazard-guess-riskiest-science-quiz-you-will-ever-take-3

Community education critical in building coastal disaster resilience https://eos.org/opinions/collaboration-to-enhance-coastal-resilience

National Preparedness Month http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/npm/index.htm?platform=hootsuite

Antarctic computer game aims to further research understanding https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/antarctic-computer-game-aims-further-research-understanding

FEMA Honors Achievements in Community Preparedness http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2016/08/24/fema-honors-achievements-community-preparedness

Rarangi residents take charge with tsunami evacuation plan in Marlborough http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/83793116/Rarangi-residents-take-charge-with-tsunami-evacuation-plan-in-Marlborough

The Great Fire of London: Tomorrow marks 350 years since the devastating blaze http://www.express.co.uk/news/history/706013/Great-Fire-of-London-Tomorrow-marks-350-years-devastating-blaze

How are WE Doing? A Public Engagement Evaluation Platform http://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/davenport-institute/evaluating-engagement/

Social media and emergency management

Facebook data suggests people from higher social class have fewer international friends https://www.psypost.org/2015/09/facebook-data-suggests-people-from-higher-social-class-have-fewer-international-friends-37475

Using psychological triggers to write on social media http://blog.heyo.com/use-psychological-triggers-writing-social-media/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=google_plus&utm_source=socialnetwork

Book Review: Social Media for Academics http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/18803?utm_content=buffer262d9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Google knows all https://www.ft.com/content/50bb4830-6a4c-11e6-ae5b-a7cc5dd5a28c?siteedition=intl

Snapchat should not be discounted in political debate and emergencies http://www.socialmediatoday.com/special-columns/social-advocacy-and-politics-snapshot-across-bow

National Hurricane Center on Twitter http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/twitter.php

Don’t count on technology to save you in a disaster – researchers http://in.reuters.com/article/disaster-risks-infrastructure-technology-idINKCN1100S8

What 1 USAR team learned from using social media in La. Flooding http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/121173018-What-1-USAR-team-learned-from-using-social-media-in-La-flooding/

Social media may work for recovery, but not yet for emergency response https://gcn.com/articles/2016/08/25/social-media-911.aspx

Psychology and disasters

Resilient communities? Experiences of risk and resilience in a time of austerity http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301169

What is ‘social resilience’? Perspectives of disaster researchers, emergency management practitioners, and policymakers in New Zealand http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916302096

Universal or context-specific social vulnerability drivers – understanding flood preparedness in southern Poland http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301182

Older adults’ disaster lifecycle experience of the 2011 and 2013 Queensland floods http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091630111X

Modeling decision and game theory based pedestrian velocity vector decisions with interacting individuals https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299646150_Modeling_decision_and_game_theory_based_pedestrian_velocity_vector_decisions_with_interacting_individuals?homeFeedVariantCode=d_EU

High school students’ perceptions of earthquake disaster: A comparative study of Lebanon and Turkey http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300358

Video-based analysis of school students’ emergency evacuation behavior in earthquakes http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916300371

Communities need to prepare emotionally before bushfire to enable good decision-making: expert http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-31/communities-need-to-prepare-emotionally-before-bushfire/7802230

Emergency Dispatchers Share Emotional Tales From The Trenches Using #IAm911 http://www.scarymommy.com/911-dispatchers-share-work-stories-iam911/

Vicarious Trauma: How Much More Can We Take? http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2016/08/30/vicarious-trauma-how-much-more-can-we-take/

Social capital and disasters

Social capital and efficiency of earthquake waste management in Japan http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420915301072

“We are more scared of the power elites than the floods”: Adaptive capacity and resilience of wetland community to flash flood disasters in Bangladesh http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301145

Social capital for disaster risk reduction and management with empirical evidences from Sundarbans of India http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916301777

Today in disaster resilience (27 July 2016)

 

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

Current emergencies/disasters

The Sand Fire in Santa Clarita Offers Omens of a Fiery Future https://psmag.com/the-sand-fire-in-santa-clarita-offers-omens-of-a-fiery-future-e142811ed90e#.i4dji2y6y

Floods kill at least 154 across China, leave over 100 missing https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/07/23/floods-kill-at-least-154-across-china-leave-over-100-missing.html

Soberanes Fire, California http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=88440&src=twitter-nh

Flood situation worsens in Arunachal; one killed in Assam http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/flood-situation-worsens-in-arunachal-one-killed-in-assam-2933452/

Massive wildfire rages on Greek island of Chios https://www.rt.com/in-motion/353390-wildfires-greek-island-chios/

Spain calls in army as wildfire reaches nature reserve http://phys.org/news/2016-07-spain-army-wildfire-nature-reserve.html

Man Died Trying To Rescue Dog From Raging Sand Fire, Neighbor Says http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/07/25/man-died-trying-to-rescue-dog-from-raging-sand-fire-neighbor-says/

Wildfire Near Carmel Grows to Nearly 15,000 Acres, 20 Homes Burned http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Wildfire-near-Carmel-grows-to-nearly-15000-acres-20-homes-burned.html?utm_content=bufferc2ced&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Nearly 1,570,571 people are affected by floods in 19 districts of Assam http://reliefweb.int/report/india/assam-state-disaster-management-authority-flood-report-flood-situatoin-today-ie-26th

Severe flooding continues in China, nearly 300 dead or missing since July 18 http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2016/07/25/severe-flooding-continues-in-china-nearly-300-dead-or-missing-since-july-18/

Disaster risk reduction

2nd RISC-KIT “Summer” School: Disaster Risk Reduction for Coastal Areas http://www.preventionweb.net/events/view/49642?id=49642

GeoNet turns 15 – what have we learned about earthquakes in that time? http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/82329250/geonet-turns-15–what-have-we-learned-about-earthquakes-in-that-time

QUT-designed portable flood levee aimed at protecting low-lying towns goes into production http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-24/qut-designed-portable-flood-levee-goes-into-production/7641834

Why concrete + rain = flash floods https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/25/why-concrete-rain-flash-floods-weatherwatch

Project was touted as a tool to prevent floods but those claims have been watered down and new threats are eroding confidence – and riverbanks http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1991055/flood-doubts-sceptical-public-questions-three-gorges-dams-capacity-stop

Harmed by heat: Covering the health risks of extreme weather https://www.rjionline.org/stories/harmed-by-heat-covering-the-health-risks-of-extreme-weather

Vast wildfires are burning in remote Siberia, far from humans – here’s why we should care https://theconversation.com/vast-wildfires-are-burning-in-remote-siberia-far-from-humans-heres-why-we-should-care-62881

Ancient plumbing protects Forbidden City from Beijing floods http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36881021

Emergency management

MH370 Pilot Flew a Suicide Route on His Home Simulator Closely Matching Final Flight http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/mh370-pilot-flew-suicide-route-on-home-simulator.html?mid=twitter_nymag#

Hospital Disaster Preparedness as Measured by Functional Capacity: a Comparison between Iran and Sweden http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9030626&fileId=S1049023X13008807

Public demand answers for fatal delays in flood warning http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/996272.shtml

Guidebook for Evacuation of People with Disability https://accessibleexitsigns.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/evacuation-of-pwd-and-emergent-limitations-2nd-edn-by-lee-wilson.pdf

1st US System to Keep Drones Away From Wildfires Kicks Off http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/1st-us-system-drones-wildfires-kicks-off-40859188

Homes on edge of the wilderness complicate wildfire efforts http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2016-07-26/homes-on-edge-of-the-wilderness-complicate-wildfire-efforts

DJI adding geofences based on real-time wildfire data http://geoawesomeness.com/dji-adding-real-time-wildfire-data-to-its-geofences/

Less lead in New Orleans soils, children’s blood, 10 years after Katrina: study http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2016/07/lead_levels_dropped_in_no_chil.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Heat, the Floods, and the Danger of Underestimating How to Handle it http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2016/07/24/must-sees-need-reads-heat-hydration-storms-flood/

‘Game of Floods’: Marin Sea-Level Rise Game Wins Award http://patch.com/california/millvalley/game-floods-marin-sea-level-rise-game-wins-award

Gangotri and China: three fascinating new landslide videos http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/07/25/gangotri-1/

Fieldnotes from two cities in India: learning about social learning and climate uncertainty http://www.iied.org/fieldnotes-two-cities-india-learning-about-social-learning-climate-uncertainty

These Wildfire Photos Are Gorgeous and Terrifying at the Same Time http://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/wildfire-photos-gorgeous-terrifying-time/

Understanding Motivations for Citizen Science http://www.ukeof.org.uk/resources/citizen-science-resources/MotivationsforCSREPORTFINALMay2016.pdf

Augmented Reality Turns a Sandbox into a Geoscience Lesson https://eos.org/project-updates/augmented-reality-turns-a-sandbox-into-a-geoscience-lesson

Book – How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe’s Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia http://thenewpress.com/books/how-world-breaks

Social media and emergency management

Facebook, Twitter Help Sniff Out Suspected Olympic Terror Plot http://fortune.com/2016/07/24/facebook-twitter-help-arrest-olympic-terror-suspects/

Nearly 70% of all social media time is spent on smartphones http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/future-social-media-mobile-are-you-ready

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report http://www.slideshare.net/kleinerperkins/2016-internet-trends-report

China cracks down on real-time news reporting including social media http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-25/china-slaps-ban-on-internet-news-reporting-as-crackdown-tightens

Psychology and disasters

Managing stress isn’t ‘weakness,’ firefighters told http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/2016/07/20/managing-stress-isnt-weakness-firefighters-told/87313518/

Today in disaster resilience (20 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Huge swaths of Russia’s forests are ablaze during what may be a record fire season http://mashable.com/2016/07/18/siberia-forest-fires-smoke-satellite/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#FeBo61pEBSqV

Sudan – Floods in 3 States Leave Several Dead and Hundreds Homeless http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-darfur-khartoum-al-jazirah-july-2016

China – 4 Dead After Further Flooding in Jiangxi, Hubei and Hunan http://floodlist.com/asia/china-4-dead-flooding-affects-jiangxi-hubei-hunan

Disaster risk reduction

Some earthquakes on San Andreas fault are triggered by gravitational tug of sun and moon http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-la-me-earthquakes-tides-san-andreas-20160718-snap-story.html

Minister questioned on flood prevention http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environment-food-and-rural-affairs-committee/news-parliament-2015/future-flood-prevention-evidence7-16-17/

Worldwide mid-sized firms may fall short on insurance, risk management: Assurex Global survey http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/worldwide-mid-sized-firms-may-fall-short-insurance-risk-management-assurex-global-survey-1004096962/

AIR Worldwide announces new global resilience practice http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/air-worldwide-announces-new-global-resilience-practice-1004096933/

Coping Strategies for Landslide and Flood Disasters: A Qualitative Study of Mt. Elgon Region, Uganda http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/coping-strategies-for-landslide-and-flood-disasters-a-qualitative-study-of-mt-elgon-region-uganda/

Current and Future Exposure of Infrastructure in the United States to Natural Hazards http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1453.html?adbsc=social_20160719_914611&adbid=755513801340968960&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

ISCIENCES WORLDWIDE WATER WATCH LIST JULY 2016 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2016/7/7/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-july-2016

Emergency management

Gurgaon Gets Earthquake Warning System http://www.ndtv.com/gurgaon-news/gurgaon-gets-earthquake-warning-system-1433051

Federal government seeks to recover $25 million in costs for the 2013 Mountain Fire http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/07/18/federal-government-seeks-to-recover-25-million-in-costs-for-the-2013-mountain-fire/

Utah votes to let authorities disable drones near wildfires http://www.fireengineering.com/ap-news/2016/07/13/utah-votes-to-let-authorities-disable-drones-near-wildfires.html?hootPostID=c7cacf2228b9869754c0333a00797377

China officials fired for Typhoon Nepartak response http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36822586?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_news_asia&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

Police officer deaths from guns up 72% from July 2015 http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/17/us/police-shooting-deaths-july-2016/index.html

Flooded families may be paid to relocate http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/flooded-families-may-be-paid-to-relocate-410880.html

Better disaster support needed for disabled kids http://www.the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003072950

A California homeowner is being sued by the federal government for $25 million for a 2013 wildfire http://www.inquisitr.com/3313537/federal-government-sues-california-homeowner-for-25-million-over-2013-wildfire/

DJI drones will now get real-time wildfire alerts https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/18/dji-drone-wildfire-alerts/

Man Arrested In California For Flying Drone Over Wildfire: Why This Is A Serious Offense http://www.techtimes.com/articles/170289/20160718/man-arrested-in-california-for-flying-drone-over-wildfire-why-this-is-a-serious-offense.htm

California Tech Group’s Hackathon Seeks to Develop Wildfire Assistance Software http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/California-Tech-Groups-Hackathon-Seeks-to-Develop-Wildfire-Assistance-Software.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning Weather And Climate With The Popular Game Minecraft http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/05/09/learning-weather-and-climate-with-the-popular-game-minecraft/#43f3f96e29d7

New app lets public help map disasters, conflicts and outbreaks http://news.trust.org/item/20160714230106-v129c

How to Prepare a Pet for Disaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDRMmAmFXLk

Multipronged approach to community engagement for flood mitigation https://www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/About_the_City/News_and_Engagement/Have_your_say/Epsom_Ascot_Huntly_Floodplain_Management_Study#.V41eXLh96Uk

What’s really warming the world? http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/

Indonesia: Sign and information boards improve volcanic eruption preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/49611

Social media and emergency management

Turkey coup: rebels failed to control the narrative and fundamentally misunderstood the significance of social media http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36822858

Psychology and disasters

The psychology of why mass shootings may be contagious http://qz.com/734537/the-psychology-of-why-mass-shootings-are-contagious/

Recovery Team Asks for Help as ‘Disaster Fatigue’ Affects Flood Rebuild http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Recovery-team-asks-for-help-as-disaster-fatigue-affects-flood-rebuild.html

Survivors of Nice attack struggle with psychological wounds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/survivors-of-nice-attack-struggle-with-psychological-wounds/2016/07/18/5a2bd1d6-4c70-11e6-bf27-405106836f96_story.html

Today in disaster resilience (1 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Flood destroys houses, farmlands in Malammadori, Hadejia http://www.dailytrust.com.ng//news/environment/flood-destroys-houses-farmlands-in-malammadori-hadejia/153073.html?platform=hootsuite

Boy drowns in Mararaba flood http://www.dailytrust.com.ng//news/aso-chronicles/boy-drowns-in-mararaba-flood/153071.html?platform=hootsuite

Disaster risk reduction

Norfolk resilience strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/city/norfolk#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Perspectives on monitoring gradual change across the continuity of Landsat sensors using time-series data http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003442571630089X

Coexisting with Wildfire http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/coexisting-with-wildfire/1

Deadly wildfires spark debate about development http://www.ocregister.com/articles/fire-720885-california-wildfire.html

Emergency management

“If you look at all the fires in a year, 1 percent—the big ones—account for 30 percent of suppression costs” http://www.wired.com/2016/06/cash-strapped-forest-service-heading-epic-fire-season-ever/?utm_content=bufferbe2de&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Legislation to reform New Zealand’s fire services https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/legislation-reform-new-zealand%E2%80%99s-fire-services#.V3WSRF4B2Co.twitter

FEMA Warns of Disaster-Related Fraud http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/FEMA-warns-of-disaster-related-fraud.html?utm_content=buffer4ee35&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

European storm and flood report http://map.eustorm.com/

Pledge to use farmer knowledge in Cumbria Flood Action Plan http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2016/06/30/pledge-use-farmer-knowledge-cumbria-flood-action-plan-encouraging-says-nfu/

Flash floods in Kent prompt call for more wardens to help react quickly in event of a crisis http://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/flash_floods_in_kent_prompt_call_for_more_wardens_to_help_react_quickly_in_event_of_a_crisis_1_4598363

How Palm Springs Became an Earthquake Warning Pioneer http://www.ioti.com/smart-cities/how-palm-springs-became-earthquake-warning-pioneer

Inside Flooded Richwood, West Virginia: How the Devastated Small Town is Rebuilding http://abcnews.go.com/US/inside-flooded-richwood-west-virginia-devastated-small-town/story?id=40186248

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Planning, preparation serve as best defense against flooding https://www.army.mil/article/169775

Social media and emergency management

The value of hyperlocal channels during incidents http://wowsignal.co.uk/twitter/the-value-of-hyperlocal-channels-during-incidents/

 

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/