Today in disaster resilience (6 October 2017)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Fresh Floods Hit Assam, Over 78,000 People Affected https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/fresh-floods-hit-assam-over-78-000-people-affected-1757451

Flash flooding as widespread rain hits Queensland http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/news/flash-flooding-as-widespread-rain-hits-queensland/news-story/cf7cb864d92d1086afc4548f2c1b8446

At least 50 people are dead and hundreds wounded at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip http://live.reuters.com/Event/Las_Vegas_shooting_4?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

Marseille knifeman ‘used several aliases and stole’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41466614

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Oct 2017: Dukono volcano, Agung, Reventador, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65432/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Oct-2017-Dukono-volcano-Agung-Reventador-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Record-breaking snowstorm hits Rockies, heaviest October snow in Montana since 1914 https://watchers.news/2017/10/03/havre-montana-record-breaking-snowstorm/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hyderabad Cloudburst Kills 3, Downpour to Continue for Next 24 Hours http://www.news18.com/news/india/hyderabad-cloudburst-kills-3-downpour-to-continue-for-next-24-hours-1534365.html

Massive rain, worst flooding on record hits southern Norway https://watchers.news/2017/10/04/norway-flood/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Australia – Bundaberg Floods After 300mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/australia/bundaberg-floods-october-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

City of Houston breaks annual rainfall record set in 1900 https://watchers.news/2017/10/04/houston-rainfall-record/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Storm Nate formed off the coast of Nicaragua on Thursday and was being blamed for five deaths in that country http://nypost.com/2017/10/05/tropical-storm-nate-could-grow-to-hurricane-aimed-at-gulf-coast/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Mexico – Deadly Floods in Tamaulipas, Further Warnings for Severe Storms http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-tamaulipas-october-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Are Dutch Water Safety Institutions Prepared for Climate Change? http://edepot.wur.nl/198906

Can we really limit global warming to “well below” two degrees centigrade? http://sciencenordic.com/can-we-really-limit-global-warming-%E2%80%9Cwell-below%E2%80%9D-two-degrees-centigrade

Climate change drives Solomon Islands’ people of the sea ashore http://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-drives-solomon-islands-people-of-the-sea-ashore/a-40777201

Scientists may have found a solution to the atmosphere’s methane mystery https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/09/29/scientists-find-that-belching-cows-could-solve-a-key-mystery-about-the-atmosphere/

Sea level threatens Perth infrastructure http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-02/sea-levels-threaten-key-perth-infrastructure,-researchers-say/8998962

Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/oct/04/australian-cities-to-have-50c-summer-days-by-2040-study-says?CMP=share_btn_tw

Is this a good time to talk about climate change? http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2017/09/is-this-a-good-time-to-talk-about-climate-change/

Extreme rainfall has tripled in India since 1950 – but droughts are worsening too http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/extreme-rainfall-has-tripled-india-since-1950-droughts-are-worsening-too-1641701?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How 73 cities are using innovative climate action to ‘future-proof’ themselves http://citiscope.org/story/2017/how-73-cities-are-using-innovative-climate-action-future-proof-themselves

Climate, disasters and displacement http://climatemigration.org.uk/video-understanding-disasters-displacement-and-climate/?utm_content=buffer1f106&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Ex-FEMA Director: Rebuilding Puerto Rico Requires Acknowledging Climate Change http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/10/ex-fema-director-rebuilding-puerto-rico-requires-acknowledging-climate-change/

The Most Powerful Evidence Climate Scientists Have of Global Warming https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03102017/infographic-ocean-heat-powerful-climate-change-evidence-global-warming

Scientists say extreme storms to be ‘new normal’ https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/05/world/science-health-world/caribbean-hurricane-zone-bound-u-n-chief-scientists-say-extreme-storms-new-normal/#.WdWc1E8UnIU

New Toolkit for Building Urban Climate Resilience http://training.i-s-e-t.org/

A Climate Series for the Ages https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/event/climate-series-ages/

Miami Beach: A Model of Climate Adaptation for Coastal Cities? https://www.planetizen.com/node/94929/miami-beach-model-climate-adaptation-coastal-cities

Exceptional September heat in eastern Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs62.pdf

 

 

Disaster risk reduction

Flood insurance program exhausts Treasury borrowing http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/28/flood-insurance-treasury-borrowing-243252?cid=apn

Dales farmers primed to build region’s flood defences http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/10/02/dales-farmers-primed-build-regions-flood-defences/

Managed retreat as a response to natural hazard risk http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v7/n5/full/nclimate3252.html?foxtrotcallback=true

Do you want to be an integral part in UR2018? https://understandrisk.org/ur2018-calls-for-proposals/?platform=hootsuite

Pearl City To Demolish 22 Homes in Flood Plain http://www.mystateline.com/news/pearl-city-to-demolish-22-homes-in-flood-plain/819915262

Houston’s Reservoirs Can’t Sustain Any More Rain https://www.citylab.com/environment/2017/08/houston-reservoirs-tk/538383/

Houston eyes flood control projects during Harvey recovery https://apnews.com/0f2c06610c46426d931e7d90e4e22a4d

In Comoros, Africa’s island nations talk disaster preparedness https://africatimes.com/2017/09/30/in-comoros-africas-vulnerable-island-nations-talk-disaster-preparedness/

Flood prevention: A universal problem with a toolkit of solutions https://www.theplanner.co.uk/features/flood-prevention-a-universal-problem-with-a-toolkit-of-solutions

U.S. Cities Struggle To Meet Tighter Flood Standards http://www.npr.org/2017/10/02/554994446/flood-prone-communities-struggle-to-meet-post-katrina-standards

Council reviewing warning systems after Edgecumbe floods http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/audio/doug-leader-council-reviewing-warning-systems-after-edgecumbe-floods/

Seeing is Believing: Stanford researchers visualize California’s drought http://news.stanford.edu/2017/09/15/new-portal-exploring-californias-drought/?utm_content=buffer67308&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A Machine Learning Model Of Tropical Cyclone Wind Risk http://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/a-machine-learning-model-of-tropical-cyclone-wind-risk/

Countries Are Getting Better At Preventing Flood-Related Deaths. Not India. http://www.indiaspend.com/cover-story/countries-are-getting-better-at-preventing-flood-related-deaths-not-india-64210

Austin officials discuss flood warning, mitigation efforts http://www.mystatesman.com/news/local/austin-officials-discuss-flood-warning-mitigation-efforts/jDqFE5Vm5q3FJemseeSG7L/

Severe bushfire season on way as country WA firefighters get ready for the worst http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-04/severe-wa-bushfire-season-on-way-as-country-firefighters-prepare/9009048?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How megafires will shape our future https://islandpress.org/blog/how-wildfire-will-shape-our-future-conversation-edward-struzik

Community Risk Reduction: What Should It Mean for Your Community? http://www.fireemsleaderpro.org/2017/10/02/community-risk-reduction/

Real-time flood impacts mapping https://www.jbaconsulting.com/knowledge-hub/real-time-flood-impacts-mapping/

Could Sydney be the next Houston? https://riskfrontiers.com/could-sydney-be-the-next-houston/

Honda’s new robot prototype could help mitigate future disasters https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/03/hondas-new-robot-prototype-could-help-mitigate-future-disasters/

Rethinking the ‘Infrastructure’ Discussion Amid a Blitz of Hurricanes https://www.propublica.org/article/rethinking-the-infrastructure-discussion-amid-a-blitz-of-hurricanes?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1505338755

The mathematics of disaster https://cosmosmagazine.com/mathematics/the-mathematics-of-disaster

Special Issue: Risk Governance, Assessment, and Economic Impacts https://link.springer.com/journal/13753/8/3/page/1

Do trees in UK-relevant river catchments influence fluvial flood peaks?: a systematic review http://paper.li/slowtheflow_UK/1484420534?read=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.farminguk.com%2FNews%2FTree-planting-not-the-universal-panacea-in-combating-floods_47530.html%3Fplatform%3Dhootsuite

Some Property Insurers Pulling Back From Highest Wildfire Risk Areas http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/some-property-insurers-pulling-back-highest-wildfire-risk-areas

We Need to Manage Flood Risk http://meetingoftheminds.org/need-manage-flood-risk-23045

What is the yearly risk of another Harvey-level flood in Houston? http://jakewestfall.org/blog/index.php/2017/09/25/what-is-the-yearly-risk-of-another-harvey-level-flood-in-houston/

Predicting the next big flood in Greenland http://sciencenordic.com/predicting-next-big-flood-greenland

In wake of major floods, Texas water agency drafting statewide flood plan https://www.texastribune.org/2017/10/04/texas-drafting-statewide-flood-plan-2019-legislative-session/

Updated flood maps coming to Canada? http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/opinion/updated-flood-maps-coming-to-canada-78259.aspx

£50 million flood defence scheme opens in Leeds https://www.gov.uk/government/news/50-million-flood-defence-scheme-opens-in-leeds

Costs and benefits of flood mitigation in Launceston https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/40

New Orleans Has to Work Fast to Avoid Washing Away by 2050 https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-new-orleans-has-to-work-fast-to-avoid-w/f-236c59171f%2Fvice.com

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Lessons Learned, Cautions for New York & New Jersey https://www.stevens.edu/news/hurricanes-harvey-and-irma-could-they-happen-new-york-stevens-says-yes

Coasts: Life in the Danger Zone https://eu.boell.org/en/2017/06/02/coasts-life-danger-zone

Multi-variable flood damage modelling with limited data using supervised learning approaches https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/1683/2017/

Vulnerability reduction plays an essential role for successful flood risk management http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017EF000606/full

 

Emergency Management

 

Hurricane response: Caribbean disaster agency comes of age https://www.irinnews.org/analysis/2017/09/28/hurricane-response-caribbean-disaster-agency-comes-age

B.C. wildfires caused more than $127 million in insured damage http://citopbroker.com/news/b-c-wildfires-caused-more-than-127-million-in-insured-damage-ibc-13065

Texas Towns Crushed by Hurricane Harvey Struggle to Clean Up and Rebuild https://www.wsj.com/articles/texas-towns-crushed-by-hurricane-harvey-struggle-to-clean-up-and-rebuild-1506697280

Amateur Radio Operators Stepped In To Help Communications With Puerto Rico http://www.npr.org/2017/09/29/554600989/amateur-radio-operators-stepped-in-to-help-communications-with-puerto-rico

Where, Why And How Are Australians Dying In Floods? http://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/where-why-and-how-are-australians-dying-in-floods/

The Third Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies http://www.needs2018.com/call-for-papers/

EU to provide €1.2 mil for flood-affected people in Bangladesh http://www.clickittefaq.com/eu-provide-e1-2-mil-flood-affected-people-bd/

Emergency services praised after more than 200 homes affected by flooding http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/10/01/emergency-services-praised-200-homes-affected-flooding/

Seven graphics that sum up Puerto Rico disaster http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41447184

Michael VanRooyen Discusses Hurricane Maria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etqPDVly8rY

The Kiwi vulcanologist monitoring Mt Agung http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/340827/the-kiwi-vulcanologist-monitoring-mt-agung

With Irma – and a power failure – Miami gets a taste of deadly heat http://news.trust.org/item/20170926003704-g5xa5/?utm_content=bufferb6c25&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Long-Lead Prediction of the 2015 Fire and Haze Episode in Indonesia http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL073660/abstract

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Getting Outreach Right, the NASF’s Priorities, and the Evolution of Wildfire Risk Mapping https://fireadaptednetwork.org/getting-outreach-right-nasfs-priorities-evolution-wildfire-risk-mapping-interview-john-fish/?platform=hootsuite

Survival plans for people living in bushfire-prone zones should be second nature http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/bushfire-warning-as-season-begins-in-wa/news-story/ffaaae3d15febafc798c3f7fdd0b8084

Plan ahead for your pet in emergencies http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/4956482/plan-ahead-for-your-pet/?cs=1432

‘The Kendal Flood’ project https://kendaloralhistory.com/the-kendal-flood-of-december-2015-project/

Plate tectonics: When we discovered how the Earth really works http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41472281

Serious games in the context of early warning for natural hazards in South Asia http://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/faculty-of-engineering/civil/public/phd-opportunities/Kings_SeriousGames.pdf

Brisbane City Council provides free early warning alerts for Brisbane residents and visitors https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community-safety/community-safety/disasters-emergencies/severe-weather-alerts/brisbane-early-warning-alert-service

Civic Engagement: Teaching Children How to Think Instead of What to Think http://www.pearsonlearningnews.com/civic-engagement-teaching-children-think-instead-think/

10 Ways To Keep Your Dogs Safe Before, During And After A Flood http://3milliondogs.com/dogbook/10-ways-to-keep-your-dogs-safe-before-during-and-after-a-flood/

The FAC Self-Assessment Tool  helps communities understand where they are in their fire adaptation journey https://fireadaptednetwork.org/using-fac-self-assessment-tool/?platform=hootsuite

Weather Channel Goes Into Overdrive Covering Back-to-Back Hurricanes https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/09/business/media/weather-channel-hurricane-irma.html

Gamification: What it is, and how to fight it http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038026117728620?utm_content=buffer621f8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Armed with smartphones and boots, Niger youths map flood risks http://news.trust.org/item/20171002001812-u6mli?utm_content=buffer505c0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Social media and emergency management

Social media is becoming an increasingly popular platform for civic and political engagement http://online.rutgers.edu/resources/infographics/how-social-media-is-changing-public-administration/?program=mpa

A Bogus Climate Change Story Goes Viral on Social Media https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/how-climate-myths-spread-online?utm_term=.mhaAknkyX#.oeMG2W24g

Via social media, residents can contribute to public map that increases safety and helps response planning http://www.openhealthnews.com/content/mit-map-offers-real-time-crowd-sourced-flood-reporting-during-hurricane-Irma

 

Disaster psychology

 

Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx?utm_content=1506951022&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

How to Talk to Kids About the Las Vegas Shooting https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201710/how-talk-kids-about-the-las-vegas-shooting

Complex recovery awaits those injured in Las Vegas attack https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/04/world/crime-legal-world/complex-recovery-awaits-injured-las-vegas-attack/#.WdWdIE8UnIU

Mitigating the Mental and Physical Health Consequences of Hurricane Harvey http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2654052

 

Sociology and Disasters

Research shows that a ‘disaster community’ emerges in these events http://discoversociety.org/2017/10/04/what-happens-after-a-disaster/

Houston’s Community Places Can Be Hubs for Recovery https://www.pps.org/blog/houstons-community-places-can-be-hubs-for-recovery/

Football has long helped disaster recovery: Delaware Voices http://www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/10/05/football-has-long-helped-disaster-recovery-delaware-voices/733010001/

 

Latest version of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20573&t=ed81bbb11029228c7c702865ad410f91

 

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

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Today in disaster resilience (11 August 2017)

disaster

Please find links below to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Typhoon “Noru” leaves at least 2 dead and 9 missing, Japan https://watchers.news/2017/08/06/typhoon-noru-leaves-at-least-2-dead-and-9-missing-japan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

State of emergency extended in Canada’s fire-hit west https://www.yahoo.com/news/state-emergency-extended-canadas-fire-hit-west-161230584.html

Rare August tornado injures at least 25 people in Tulsa https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/08/06/tulsa-tornado-injures-least-25-people/543492001/

Current California wildfire incidents https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/

Flooding in Las Vegas https://www.sott.net/article/358400-1-missing-7-rescued-after-flash-flooding-near-Las-Vegas-Strip

Massive Florida sinkhole claims five more homes http://www.smh.com.au/world/massive-florida-sinkhole-claims-five-more-homes-20170807-gxrbor.html

Flooding kills at least 26 in northern Vietnam http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/flooding-kills-at-least-26-in-northern.html

Pakistan – Deadly Landslides and Floods in Gilgit-Baltistan http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-gilgit-baltistan-august-2017

As many as 100 people feared dead in Chinese earthquake https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/08/as-many-as-100-people-feared-dead-in-chinese-earthquake

“Blizzard of Oz” brings rare thundersnow storms to NSW and Victoria, Australia https://watchers.news/2017/08/08/blizzard-of-oz-thundersnow-storms-australia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Violent thunderstorm hits Italy after major heat wave, leaves 3 dead https://watchers.news/2017/08/08/violent-thunderstorm-hits-italy-after-major-heat-wave-leaves-3-dead/

Significant explosive eruption at Bogoslof, Aviation Color Code Red https://watchers.news/2017/08/07/bogoslof-eruption-august-7-2017/

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Aug 2017: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64626/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Aug-2017-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Reventador.html

Venezuela – Floods Affect Thousands as Major Rivers Overflow http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Landslide in south-west China kills 24 http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/landslide-in-southwest-china-kills-24?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

B.C. wildfires status Wednesday: More than 360 wildfires this season are human-caused http://globalnews.ca/news/3657702/b-c-wildfires-status-wednesday-more-than-360-wildfires-this-season-are-human-caused/

Franklin, the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season is about to hit Veracruz https://watchers.news/2017/08/09/hurricane-franklin-veracruz-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flash Floods Prompt Dozens of Flood Rescues in Houston http://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-flash-floods-prompt-dozens-of-flood-rescues-in-houston?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire flooding caused by heavy rain http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-40875248

Russia – Hundreds Displaced as Floods in Far East Damage Homes and Roads http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-floods-far-east-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Yellowstone volcano has been struck by 1,400 earthquakes in recent weeks, leading to fears that the supervolcano is ready to blow http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-05/sudden-1400-quake-swarm-prompts-question-if-yellowstone-erupted-what-would-be-left

Integrated Flood Management to Enhance Climate Resilience of the Vaisigano River Catchment in Samoa http://adaptation-undp.org/projects/gcf-samoa

Slow the Flow Calderdale http://slowtheflow.net/hardcastle-crags/

Fire mapping with satellites and smart phones https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/fire-mapping-satellites-and-smart-phones

Latest edition of Floodplain Manager http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20459&t=b8e8dbd7019f99804e7cd98109c1b902

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

A perfect storm is brewing – and we can prevent it http://news.trust.org/item/20170726150028-zqprc/

Study highlights complex causes of Maldives flooding https://phys.org/news/2017-08-highlights-complex-maldives.html

Aerial photos show the stunning transformation of Australia’s top 10 fastest growing regions http://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/aerial-photos-show-the-stunning-transformation-of-australias-top-10-fastest-growing-regions/news-story/ed747bdbc8552fecd3a3e99dcf4a3302

Extremely active hurricane season forecast http://wxshift.com/news/extremely-active-hurricane-season-peak-lies-ahead

NIST Funds 12 Projects to Make Communities More Resilient to Disasters https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2017/08/nist-funds-12-projects-make-communities-more-resilient-disasters

Review of literature on decision support systems for natural hazard risk reduction: Current status and future research directions http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815216311239

 

Emergency Management

The impact of disasters on agriculture: Addressing the information gap http://www.fao.org/resilience/resources/resources-detail/en/c/888728/

In search of International Disaster Law http://www.atha.se/blog/search-international-disaster-law

Vanuatu Launches Tsunami Early Warning System http://floodlist.com/australia/vanuatu-launches-tsunami-early-warning-system

Learning lessons from research insights: Black Saturday case study http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/learning-lessons-from-research-insights-black-saturday-case-study

Fire spread simulator capabilities assessed http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/fire-spread-simulator-capabilities-assessed

14 pumps inactive during New Orleans flooding; disabled turbines led to power issues, officials say http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_b1b59b62-7c71-11e7-ad4a-dfa4a217203a.html

Notes on Working with Volunteers on the Geolocation team https://www.ushahidi.com/blog/2017/08/08/working-with-volunteers-on-the-geolocation-team

Satellite plays important role in detection and monitoring of flood situations over large regions http://www.gisresources.com/flood-monitoring-using-scatsat-1-satellite/

Simulation-based optimization of emergency evacuation strategy in ultra-high-rise buildings https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-3013-1

Odisha Govt Pegs Flood Damage At Rs 219 Cr In 5 Districts http://odishatv.in/odisha/body-slider/odisha-govt-pegs-flood-damage-at-rs-219-cr-in-5-districts-232069/

Disaster and Neglect in Louisiana http://reports.climatecentral.org/great-flood-louisiana/one-year-later/

In times of emergency, Britain needs more than community resilience http://www.citymetric.com/politics/times-emergency-britain-needs-more-community-spirit-3208

New Orleans exploring early warning flood system http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/08/early_warning_flooding_new_orl.html

EARTH EX is designed to improve community resilience to large scale, long duration power outages through multi-sector exercises http://eiscouncil.com/EarthEx

Aon Report – Asia Records $10bn Economic Loss After July Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/aon-report-asia-records-10bn-economic-loss-after-july-floods

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

These Artists Are Trying to Make Climate Change Visceral https://www.outsideonline.com/2229726/these-artists-are-trying-make-climate-change-feel-visceral

Disasters Conference: learning from the past 40 years https://www.odi.org/events/4487-disasters-conference-learning-past-40-years

Disaster Education: A Survey Study to Analyze Disaster Medicine Training in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs in the United States https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/disaster-education-a-survey-study-to-analyze-disaster-medicine-training-in-emergency-medicine-residency-programs-in-the-united-states/A92995A4DFB0E3A8A122E7738C51705C

Enhancing Community Resilience towards Disaster: The Contributing Factors of School-Community Collaborative Network in the Tsunami Affected Area in Aceh http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917301851

Understanding disaster risk terminology http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/terminology/

Disaster preparedness now part of school curriculum in the Philippines http://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2017/07/31/1723194/disaster-preparedness-now-part-school-curriculum

Is Your School In A Flood Zone? https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/thousands-of-us-public-schools-in-flood-zone?utm_term=.xfbvaKa7g#.kr7qbmbG5

Telling Fire’s Story through Narrative and Art https://www.firescience.gov/Digest/FSdigest25.pdf

Students help to promote flood resilience and insurance in the community https://toolkit.climate.gov/case-studies/students-promote-flood-resilience-and-reduce-insurance-costs

How to learn together for wildfire risk management https://fireadaptednetwork.org/five-tips-working-learning-with-partners/?platform=hootsuite

In Case Of A Flood http://www.iii.org/article/case-flood

 

Social media and emergency management

Impact of Social Media on Chennai Floods https://www.gisocial.com/blog/59/social-media/impact-social-media-chennai-floods

Social media data present an opportunity for mental health surveillance after disasters http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0181233

 

Disaster psychology

The nature and distribution of affiliative behaviour during exposure to mild threat http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/4/8/170265

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Social network analysis using R https://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials/Social-Network-Analysis-Using-R/508872-2.html

Social networks are the key to building disaster resilient communities http://vcoss.org.au/documents/2017/05/Building-Resilient-Communities.pdf

 

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (23 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Portugal Fires Kill More Than 60, Including Drivers Trapped in Cars https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/18/world/europe/portugal-pedrogao-grande-forest-fires.html?_r=1

Tsunami hits western Greenland, leaving 4 people dead, 9 injured https://watchers.news/2017/06/18/greenland-tsunami-june-17-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Jun 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63753/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Jun-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Reventador-Sinabung.html

Flooding again in Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/flooding-heavy-rain-wreaks-havoc-on-already-affected-communities_102247?profile=1373

Much more detail about the Greenland landslide and tsunami, including images and video https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/06/21/greenland-landslide-3/

Large landslide kills at least 11 people in Huehuetenango, Guatemala https://watchers.news/2017/06/20/guatemala-landslide-huehuetenango/

Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/extreme-heat-making-wildfire-battle-tougher-in-southwest-us/wcm/d7a1246d-871e-415c-ad17-9372e1e94b1e

Central America – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras http://floodlist.com/america/floods-landslides-guatemala-el-salvador-honduras-june-2017

Niger – Floods in Niamey and Tillabéri Leave 14 Dead, Hundreds of Homes Destroyed http://floodlist.com/africa/niger-floods-niamey-tillaberi-june-2017

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath https://apnews.com/d46340aa59ff40f59e6e03c8940bfc47

Flood Warnings for Beijing as Worst Storm in 6 Years to Arrive Thursday https://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2017/06/21/worst-storm-six-years-arrive-thursday

Tripura: 193 families still stranded in 12 relief camps as flood waters recede https://www.nelive.in/tripura/news/tripura-193-families-still-stranded-12-relief-camps-flood-waters-recede

 

Disaster risk reduction

Calgary Flood Damage an Outcome of Poor Policy not Climate Change or Global Warming says Friends of Science http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10908388.htm

Launch of the Early Warning System in Tuvalu http://reliefweb.int/report/tuvalu/bakhodir-burkhanov-launch-early-warning-system-tuvalu-under-gef-napa-2-project

The fight to save thousands of lives with sea-floor sensors https://www.nature.com/news/the-fight-to-save-thousands-of-lives-with-sea-floor-sensors-1.22178

World population projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100 https://www.un.org/development/desa/en/news/population/world-population-prospects-2017.html

Great Plains wildfires used to be rare. Not anymore http://grist.org/article/great-plains-wildfires-used-to-be-rare-not-anymore/amp/

New Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Soil Microbes http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49705/title/New-Antibiotic-Resistance-Genes-Found-in-Soil-Microbes/&utm_content=buffer82f96&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer/

Earthquakes in Katla volcano not a sign of eruption http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/nature_and_travel/2017/06/21/earthquakes_in_katla_volcano_not_a_sign_of_eruption/

Grenfell Tower fire exposes the injustice of disasters https://theconversation.com/grenfell-tower-fire-exposes-the-injustice-of-disasters-79666

Free resources about disaster resilience from the National Academies http://mailchi.mp/nas/free-resources-for-disaster-resilience?e=7b96484b63

Who is responsible for building fire safety? http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/who-is-responsible-for-building-fire-safety

For every dollar invested in actions to reduce disaster losses, the nation saves about $4 in future costs http://www.alternet.org/environment/billion-dollar-natural-disasters-ravage-all-50-states-several-times-year-can-anything-be

Funding issues mothball many US stream gauges https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2017/06/21/funding-woes-for-stream-gages-put-crucial-water-data-at-risk

What Would Really Happen if a Tsunami Hit the Bay Area? https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/08/05/what-would-really-happen-if-a-tsunami-hit-san-francisco/

Flood Plan Boosts Floodplain http://www.sfestuary.org/flood-plan-boosts-floodplain/

 

Emergency management

A guidance note: National post-disaster recovery planning and coordination http://reliefweb.int/report/world/guidance-note-national-post-disaster-recovery-planning-and-coordination

High River almost rebuilt after Alberta flood in June 2013 http://globalnews.ca/news/3537306/high-river-almost-rebuilt-after-alberta-flood-in-june-2013/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Forensic scientists are beginning their investigation into the Grenfell tower fire https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2017/06/19/grenfell-tower-fire-forensics-expert-reaction/

Five years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed communities along the shore, some towns have used the rebuilding process as a time to reinvent themselves https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/realestate/hurricane-sandy-rebuilding-jersey-shore-towns.html?smid=tw-nytrealestate&smtyp=cur

Grenfell Tower: May apologises for ‘failures of state, local and national’ https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/21/victims-advocate-role-created-in-response-to-grenfell-fire

WA rural fire service plan remains hazy 18 months after Yarloop blaze http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-22/rural-fire-service-wa-yarloop-fire-future-uncertain/8639528?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Trump’s Emergency Manager Earns Support of Climate Advocates https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-20/trump-s-emergency-manager-earns-support-of-climate-advocates?utm_content=buffer4dcec&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Mayor Lianne Dalziel urges church to restore Christchurch Cathedral http://www.nzherald.co.nz/christchurch-earthquake/news/article.cfm?c_id=1502981&objectid=11880679&ref=rss

Helping post-disaster recovery using drones http://www.eco-business.com/news/how-the-mobility-revolution-will-change-your-life/

Radio Volunteers a Key Component of Public Safety http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Radio-Volunteers-a-Key-Component-of-Public-Safety.html?utm_term=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=Radio%20Volunteers%20Provide%20Key%20Public%20Safety%20Component&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Fort McMurray residents review municipal wildfire response http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-review-survey-1.4168381

Digital news report: Australia 2017 http://apo.org.au/system/files/95161/apo-nid95161-346236.pdf

Heatwaves are national emergencies and the public need to know https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/21/heatwaves-national-emergency-public-need-to-know

Remembering the great Hawkesbury flood tragedy of 1867 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-22/eather-family-remember-the-great-hawkesbury-flood-of-1867/8641634

 

Social media and emergency management

How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument https://gking.harvard.edu/50c?admin_panel=1&login=1

How do Australians use social media? https://www.sensis.com.au/asset/PDFdirectory/Sensis_Social_Media_Report_2017-Chapter-1.pdf

39% of Australians use Facebook to get news http://www.canberra.edu.au/research/faculty-research-centres/nmrc/research/digital-news-report-australia-2017

Think before you tweet after a terrorist attack https://www.wired.com/2017/05/think-tweet-wake-attack/?mbid=nl_52317_p1&CNDID=41291302

 

Disaster psychology

An Intro to Firefighters and Their Mental Health Challenges http://www.action-training.com/blog/item/68-an-intro-to-firefighters-and-their-mental-health-challenges

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Social capital as a shield against anxiety among displaced residents from Fukushima https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/40/

Today in disaster resilience (21 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Turrialba, Sinabung, Nevado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62620/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Turrialba-Sinabung-Nevado.html

Iran – Dozens Dead After Major Floods in North West http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-north-west-april-2017

Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/significant-cold-outbreak-hits-europe-two-more-waves-expected/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bogoslof volcano remains in an unpredictable condition, Alaska https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/bogoslof-volcano-remains-in-an-unpredictable-condition-alaska/

Manam volcano eruption forces evacuations, Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/manam-volcano-eruption-forces-evacuations-papua-new-guinea/

Uruguay – Evacuations in Artigas After River Overflows http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-artigas-rivera-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides https://guardian.ng/news/death-toll-rises-to-113-in-peru-floods-mudslides/

Kazakhstan – 7,000 Evacuated After Snowmelt Causes Floods in 7 Regions http://floodlist.com/asia/kazakhstan-snowmelt-floods-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Apr 2017: Etna volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Poas https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62650/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Apr-2017-Etna-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Poas-Sin.html

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes http://in.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-landslide-idINKBN17L24K

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Apr 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62660/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Apr-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Sabancaya-.html

Disaster risk reduction

Supercomputer Recreation of an Oklahoma Tornado https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/04/14/supercomputer-recreation-oklahoma-tornado/

The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development?CID=DEC_TT_data_EN_EXT

How to find an active fault in New Zealand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-CLW8xQm2M&feature=youtu.be

China to relocate millions of people away from disaster zones https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/04/11/china-relocate-millions-people-away-disaster-zones

Challenging Assumptions: What Do We Need to Address in Our Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts? https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/challenging-assumptions-what-do-we-need-to-address-in-our-disaster-risk-reduction-efforts/B00A203A74D3B5CF1E31C2C600A6EE9E

Risk for river flooding in lake-rich regions http://swicca.climate.copernicus.eu/start/implemented-cases-of-local-change-adaptation/impact-based-flood-risk-assessment-in-present-and-future-climate/

One Year on: Flood Re succeeds in bringing more choice for flood affected communities http://www.floodre.co.uk/2017/04/04/one-year-flood-re-succeeds-bringing-choice-flood-affected-communities/

Global Flood Map is a physically based map that provides a worldwide view of moderate- and high-hazard flood zones http://www.fmglobal.com/research-and-resources/global-flood-map?utm_content=buffer1327a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sitting in the shadow of volcanic risk http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170418/NEWS06/912312944/Sitting-in-the-shadow-of-volcanic-risk

Flood defence plans heavily favour London and south-east https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/04/flood-defence-plans-heavily-favour-london-and-south-east

New technology allows scientists to see the forces behind the flames http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.6/inside-the-dangerous-and-unpredictable-behavior-of-wildfire

Shallow geological structures triggered during the Mw 6.4 Meinong earthquake, southwestern Taiwan http://tao.cgu.org.tw/index.php/articles/archive/geophysics/item/1535-2017032002mte

A place for floods to go: Boise Greenbelt, parks protect homes and businesses as do dams http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/letters-from-the-west/article145539009.html

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building ‘promising’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/business/91488214/Earthquake-tests-on-cheap-safe-multi-storey-building-promising

BIBA scheme for high flood risk businesses – breaking new ground http://floodassist.co.uk/Home/BlogEntry?blogEntryID=26

The Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan: amazing new Google Earth imagery http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/18/almaluu-bulak-landslide-1/

You raise me up: Lismore homes adapted to the flood plain http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/how-lismore-has-adapted-to-life-on-a-flood-plain/8443098?pfmredir=sm

Public inquiry for £100m Boston Barrier to begin today http://lincolnshirereporter.co.uk/2017/04/public-inquiry-for-100m-boston-barrier-to-begin-today/

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico http://unisdr.org/go/gp2017/programme

What does it take to build a resilient city? https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/apr/20/what-does-it-take-to-build-a-resilient-city-urban-development-local-government?CMP=share_btn_tw

Human-Caused Fires Call for Human Collaboration https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/we-cannot-stand-alone-human-caused-fires-call-for-human-collaboration

How to Reduce Risk from Extreme Weather Events http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-reduce-risk-from-extreme-weather-events_us_58f78fb1e4b0c892a4fb7471

Threatened Himalayas: What do we know? https://www.thethirdpole.net/2017/04/13/threatened-himalayas-what-do-we-know/

Emergency management

The Hurricane Forecast ‘Cone Of Uncertainty’ May Not Mean What You Think https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/04/17/the-hurricane-forecast-cone-of-uncertainty-may-not-mean-what-you-think/#5a8095ec60a0

University researchers designing video game to simulate emergency response during disasters http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/emergency-evacuation-video-game-dalhousie-disaster-flood-1.4030663

Respiratory problems affect 1 in 5 firefighters after Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-firefighter-study-1.4073284

One year after the earthquake in Ecuador, small producers take their businesses to the next level http://stories.undp.org/drivers-for-recovery

Kaikoura doctors awarded for their contribution after last year’s Kaikoura earthquake http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/91620464/kaikoura-doctors-awarded-for-their-contribution-after-last-years-earthquake

Fatal floods in Carmen http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/opinion/2017/04/19/editorial-fatal-floods-carmen-537204?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis, examination reveals http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170419/dam-managers-made-missteps-in-handling-crisis-examination-reveals?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Multi Hazard Early Warning Conference http://www.wmo.int/earlywarnings2017/

Robots to the rescue in post-disaster recovery http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/10/robots-to-the-rescue-in-post-disaster-recovery

Americans are getting less advance notice for tornadoes, as researchers struggle to understand why https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/04/20/americans-are-getting-less-advance-notice-for-tornadoes-as-researchers-struggle-to-understand-why/?utm_term=.7b659e42763f

Interior’s USGS turns to the cloud to make its earthquake app into a life-saving platform https://federalnewsradio.com/ask-the-cio/2017/04/interiors-usgs-turns-to-the-cloud-to-make-its-earthquake-app-into-a-life-saving-platform/

Flood-affected farmers in New South Wales call for disaster funding three weeks on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-20/nsw-farmers-call-for-natural-disaster-funding/8457678

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Harnessing the communicative power of art in science education http://blogs.agu.org/sciencecommunication/2017/04/17/harnessing-communicative-power-art-science-education/

Pros and cons of egress drills https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304784021_Pros_and_cons_of_egress_drills

Communicating tsunami evacuations effectively https://phys.org/news/2017-04-tsunami-evacuations-effectively.html

Maps: Which Parts of the U.S. See Flash Floods Most Often? http://thevane.gawker.com/maps-which-parts-of-the-u-s-see-flash-floods-most-oft-1622076723

The Ultimate Guide to Hurricane Facts, Information & Resources http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/disaster/hurricanes/#.WPWeu0-wfIU

Flash Flood Safety: 5 Must-Ask Questions http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/travel-tips/articles/flash-flood-safety-5-must-ask-questions

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes https://www.redfin.com/blog/disaster-safety-for-people-with-disabilities

Preparing for and Driving During an Emergency Evacuation http://www.lagrangecountrydodge.com/blog/2016/september/29/car-owners-guide-to-emergency-evacuation.htm

Floods and your livestock http://www.prep4agthreats.org/Assets/Factsheets/Floods-and-Your-Livestock.pdf

Disaster Resilient Australia and New Zealand School Education Network State / Territory DRANZSEN Forums https://www.aidr.org.au/events/event-pages/2017-state-dranzsen-forums/

Disaster Resilience Education for Schools https://www.emschools.org.au/

111 Years Later: San Francisco Remembers 1906 Earthquake Victims http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/111-Years-Later-San-Francisco-Remembers-1906-Earthquake-Victims-419701503.html

Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening https://aeon.co/essays/indigenous-myths-carry-warning-signals-about-natural-disasters

Is Nature Stable, Delicate, or Random? http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/nature-stable-delicate-random/

Flash Floods: The Role of Science, Forecasting, and Communications in Reducing Loss of Life and Economic Disruptions https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/about-ams/ams-statements/statements-of-the-ams-in-force/flash-floods-the-role-of-science-forecasting-and-communications-in-reducing-loss-of-life-and-economic-disruptions/

Tsunamis: Be Prepared and Stay Safe! https://coast.noaa.gov/gallery/videos/tsunamifastdraw/video.html

Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Take Part in 2017 Caribbean Tsunami Exercise http://www.arrl.org/news/view/puerto-rico-radio-amateurs-take-part-in-2017-caribbean-tsunami-exercise

Flood-hit communities are the best placed to collect information about flash flooding http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/04/communityfloodmonitoring/

Photographer’s stunning time-lapse film catches storms over Kansas, eight other states http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article145456679.html

Social Media and Emergency Management

Locals take to social media to support mayor of earthquake devastated town telling tourists not to take selfies in rubble where 300 died http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-earthquake-mayor-amatrice-sergio-pirozzi-stop-rubble-selfies-300-people-died-disaster-tourism-a7689446.html

Understanding communities in an age of social media: the good, the bad, and the complicated http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1187195?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Facebook is making a helicopter that delivers internet during disasters http://www.techradar.com/news/facebook-is-making-an-internet-delivery-mini-helicopter

We Are All Becoming More Narcissistic https://blogs.psychcentral.com/leveraging-adversity/2017/04/we-are-all-becoming-more-narcissistic/

Disaster psychology

A year of mental health challenges after the Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ymm-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-oilsands-1.4071212

New study highlights mental health of first responders following traumatic events http://kutv.com/news/nation-world/new-study-highlights-mental-health-of-first-responders-following-traumatic-events

Preliminary observations on disaster resilience in rural, remote coastal communities http://haznet.ca/themes/research/preliminary-observations-on-disaster-resilience-in-rural-remote-coastal-communities/

Disaster Behavioral Health Capacity Assessment Tool https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/abc/Documents/dbh-capacity-tool.pdf

Social Capital and Disasters

Otodo Gbame: How Lagos Govt Killed A Community And Its Dreams http://icirnigeria.org/otodo-gbame-how-lagos-govt-killed-a-community-and-it-dreams/

Today in disaster resilience (31 March 2017)

Please find below links to news from around the world related to some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Avalanche hits school group in Nasu, Japan http://www.smh.com.au/world/avalanche-hits-school-group-in-nasu-japan-20170327-gv7e1v

Peru’s devastating floods cause US$3 billion in damage http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Peru-s-devastating-floods-cause-US-3-billion-in-damage_93638

EF1 Tornado hit Clermont County Sunday, National Weather Service says http://www.wcpo.com/weather/tornado-hit-clermont-county-sunday-national-weather-service-says

Mudslide buries Peruvian village, leaving little to claim http://www.wral.com/mudslide-buries-peruvian-village-leaving-little-to-claim/16605899/

Cyclone Debbie live updates: Queensland cleans up as storm moves inland http://www.theage.com.au/queensland/cyclone-debbie-live-updates-queensland-cleans-up-as-storm-moves-inland-20170328-gv8l1o.html?platform=hootsuite

The science behind Cyclone Debbie http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2017/03/the-science-behind-cyclone-debbie?adbsc=social_20170328_71149666&adbid=846854421430489088&adbpl=tw&adbpr=34800396

Cyclone Debbie by the numbers: How it compares with Cyclone Tracy, Marcia, Yasi http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/cyclone-debbie-by-the-numbers-how-it-compares-with-cyclone-tracy-marcia-yasi-and-the-others-20170329-gv8vze.html?utm_content=buffer2fe78&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Peru floods: Four killed as Piura bursts its banks http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39418314

NSW floods: Sirens sound in Lismore as levee cracks and floods city http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/nsw-floods-sirens-sound-in-lismore-as-levee-cracks-and-floods-city-20170330-gvag39.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nc&eid=socialn%3Atwi-13omn1677-edtrl-other%3Annn-17%2F02%2F2014-edtrs_socialshare-all-nnn-nnn-vars-o%26sa%3DD%26usg%3DALhdy28zsr6qiq

Beaudesert hit with record floods http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/03/31/beaudesert-hit-record-floods

Residents who copped the worst of the 2011 Brisbane flood brace for the worst again as waters rise http://www.couriermail.com.au/technology/residents-who-copped-the-worst-of-the-2011-brisbane-flood-brace-for-the-worst-again-as-waters-rise/news-story/6eefdfdb4de9cbd750be633459e42635

Disaster risk reduction

Kiwi scientist’s trek to volcanic hotspot http://www.nzherald.co.nz/science/news/article.cfm?c_id=82&objectid=11825872

Episodic Tremor and Slip http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/pprs-pprp/pubs/GF-GI/GEOFACT_ETS_e.pdf

The Mitchell Creek landslide in British Columbia, Canada http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/03/24/mitchell-creek-landslide-1/

Notorious L.A. earthquake fault more dangerous than experts believed, new research shows http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-newport-inglewood-earthquake-20170321-story.html

European Forum targets disaster risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52479

Lloyd’s calls on insurers to improve cities’ resilience to catastrophes http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/lloyd-s-calls-on-insurers-to-improve-cities-resilience-to-catastrophes-11466

Future cities: building infrastructure resilience https://www.lloyds.com/~/media/files/news%20and%20insight/risk%20insight/2017/arup/lloyds_arup%20future%20cities%202017.pdf

Thunderstorms Pose as Much Property Risk as Hurricanes http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/03/27/thunderstorms-pose-as-much-property-risk-as-hurricanes/

M=4.5 earthquake highlights Hawaii’s tectonic past, present, and future http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/m4-5-earthquake-highlights-hawaiis-tectonic-past-present-and-future-2863/

Saving the Flame by Protecting Azerbaijan’s Mountain Communities from Flooding https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/land-of-fire

A new eruption from Kambalny in southern Kamchatka https://www.wired.com/2017/03/russian-volcano-just-erupted-first-time-centuries/?mbid=social_twitter

More than a Hundred Years of Flooding and Erosion in One Event http://www.geosociety.org/GSA/News/Releases/GSA/News/pr/2017/17-17.aspx

New Hydro Map Service Available https://www.usgs.gov/news/new-hydro-map-service-available

JR firms hone earthquake-response systems for shinkansen lines http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/28/national/jr-firms-hone-earthquake-response-systems-for-shinkansen-lines/#.WNrRndKGPIU

How Affordable Is Flood Insurance in New York City and What Can Be Done to Address Affordability Issues? https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9957.html?adbsc=social_20170328_1408601&adbid=846815411161092096&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

Asia suffered S$116b losses from disasters last year, study shows http://www.todayonline.com/business/asia-suffered-s116b-losses-disasters-last-year-study-shows?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 http://media.swissre.com/documents/sigma2_2017_en.pdf

Peru’s deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities http://news.trust.org/item/20170323090649-vafut/

New data needed to improve prescribing, combat threat of antibiotic resistance http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/issue-briefs/2017/03/trends-in-us-antibiotic-use

The Real Threat to National Security: Deadly Disease https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/opinion/the-real-threat-to-national-security-deadly-disease.html?_r=0

Cyclone Debbie: we can design cities to withstand these natural disasters https://theconversation.com/cyclone-debbie-we-can-design-cities-to-withstand-these-natural-disasters-75287

Where Levees Fail In California, Nature Can Step In To Nurture Rivers http://www.npr.org/2017/03/29/521939643/where-levees-fail-in-california-nature-can-step-in-to-nurture-rivers?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Santa Monica adopts nation’s most extensive earthquake retrofit plan http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-santa-monica-earthquake-retrofit-20170328-story.html

Linking spatial fire planning to management of large fires https://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/projects/linking-spatial-fire-planning-management-large-fires?platform=hootsuite

Since 2000, Earth Observing-1 has provided stunning views of our planet. Now its work comes to an end https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Gallery/eo1.php?src=features-hp&eocn=home&eoci=feature

Econometric modeling of fire management expenditures https://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/projects/econometric-modeling-fire-management-expenditures?platform=hootsuite

Resilient Thessaloniki strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/city/thessaloniki#/-_/

Emergency management

The Future of Tornado Warnings: More Precise, More Lead Time, Fewer False Alarms https://weather.com/storms/tornado/news/tornado-warnings-future-facets-nssl

Study shows refugees’ and immigrants’ resilience in disasters https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/news-events-and-notices/news/news-2017/02/study-shows-refugees-and-immigrants-resilience-in-disasters.html

Manitoba flood forecast data centre getting busy http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/floods-forecast-unduche-manitoba-1.4039604

Think of the children when disasters strike http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/uncategorized/325470-think-of-the-children-when-disasters-strike?platform=hootsuite

Outback training weekend ‘turns to disaster’ in far west New South Wales http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-27/outback-training-weekend-turns-to-mock-disaster/8383142?platform=hootsuite

Canyon Fire Shelter Deployment and Entrapment Incident Review http://wildfiretoday.com/documents/Canyon_Fire_Review.pdf

IoT: Connected Emergency Services https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/iot-connected-emergency-services-marc-valls-estefanell

What is left when Peru’s flood waters recede? http://in.reuters.com/article/peru-floods-idINKBN16Y20N?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20reuters%2FINworldNews%20%28News%20%2F%20IN%20%2F%20World%20News%29

Boulder Fire Is a Reminder of the Need for Community Collaborations https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/near-misses-and-far-sightedness-boulder-fire-is-a-reminder-of-the-need-for-community-collaborations

New tsunami sirens to be installed on Vancouver Island http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/new-tsunami-sirens-to-be-installed-on-vancouver-island-1.3344444

Trump to Toss Obama’s Orders to Prepare for Extreme Weather https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-27/trump-said-to-toss-obama-s-orders-to-prepare-for-extreme-weather

Appointment of CFA Chief Officer http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/appointment-of-chief-officer.html

Cyclones in Queensland: Learning from five of the worst ever recorded http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-27/learning-from-history-five-of-the-worst-recorded-cyclones/8389558

Kaikoura Earthquake produced seven-metre tsunami http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11827071

Contemporary patterns of fire extent and severity in forests of the Pacific Northwest, USA (1985–2010) http://www.nwfirescience.org/biblio/contemporary-patterns-fire-extent-and-severity-forests-pacific-northwest-usa-1985%E2%80%932010?platform=hootsuite

Australian tropical cyclone activity lower than at any time over the past 550–1,500 years http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v505/n7485/abs/nature12882.html

Matthew: A storm of three tales https://www.munichre.com/en/reinsurance/magazine/topics-online/2017/topics-geo/hurricane-matthew/index.html

New technology will transform how floods are forecast across England https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/28/new-technology-will-transform-how-floods-are-forecast-across-england/

Worldwide Waterwatch March 2017 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/3/15/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-march-2017

Up, up and very far away: Remote sensing in flood response https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/30/up-up-and-very-far-away-remote-sensing-in-flood-response/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Great English Earthquake http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/heritage/heritage_column_the_earthquake_at_fairlop_1_4947811

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

Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness https://disaster.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/specialpopulationsanddisasters.html

Pet Disaster-Preparedness Kit http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/tips/pet_disaster_preparedness_kit.html

Vehicles as weapons: can we be prepared? https://preparednessthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/vehicles-as-weapons-can-we-be-prepared/

Cyclone Debbie: How the BOM names cyclones http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-25/cyclone-debbie-how-are-cyclones-named/8386496

What is a cyclone? The difference between a cyclone, hurricane and typhoon http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/what-cyclone-difference-between-cyclone-hurricane-typhoon-1613969?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

New tool lets Delawareans check for flood risk http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2017/03/26/new-areas-delaware-show-up-flood-maps/99204028/

Do you want to make a difference to flood risk in the South West? https://www.gov.uk/government/news/do-you-want-to-make-a-difference-to-flood-risk-in-the-south-west–2

Public foresight activities for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation http://www.placard-network.eu/using-foresight-in-public-to-public-partnerships-reflections-from-era-learn-training/?utm_content=bufferb4e41&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

To engage citizens in planning technology must be matched with a participatory culture https://dailyplanet.climate-kic.org/technology-must-matched-participatory-culture-engage-citizens-planning/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Self Recovery App https://www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies/self-recovery-app/index.html

Disaster psychology

The role of prior experience in informing and motivating earthquake preparedness http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916303296

Preparedness behaviours and attitudes http://ncdp.columbia.edu/research/preparedness-attitudes-behaviors/

Lions, Lambs & Lone Wolves: Archetypical Disaster Roles and their Relationship to Preparedness Behaviors http://ncdptraining.cumc.columbia.edu/~columbia/files/Abramson%20APHA%202010%20Lions%20Lambs%20Lone%20Wolves%20poster.pdf

Backing our frontline: Paramedic’s pain after witnessing relative’s attempted suicide http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/backing-our-frontline-paramedics-pain-after-witnessing-relatives-attempted-suicide-20170317-gv0ue7.html

Life experiences boost quake preparation http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11826893

Worried about shark attacks or terrorism? Here’s how to think about the real risk of rare events https://theconversation.com/worried-about-shark-attacks-or-terrorism-heres-how-to-think-about-the-real-risk-of-rare-events-74690?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20March%2030%202017%20-%2070865329&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20March%2030%202017%20-%2070865329+CID_bc4a224fbb7f6e36f99c0561b9fe0615&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=Worried%20about%20shark%20attacks%20or%20terrorism%20Heres%20how%20to%20think%20about%20the%20real%20risk%20of%20rare%20events

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making http://www.sjdm.org/

Direct experience of a disaster can be a strong motivator of preparedness http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916303296

Four ways you can help your kids deal with a natural disaster https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-alerts/news/four-ways-you-can-help-your-kids-deal-with-a-natural-disaster

Alberta social workers consider network for co-ordinated disaster response http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-social-work-disaster-response-1.4045712?cmp=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Today in disaster resilience (17 March 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Nearly 90 per cent of Queensland in drought after latest declarations http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/nearly-90-per-cent-of-queensland-in-drought-after-latest-declarations-20170312-guwai4.html

Canadian town declares emergency after 57-hour blizzard https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/canadian-town-declares-emergency-after-57-hour-blizzard/80215

Ethiopian landslide puts focus on landfill squatters http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/12/africa/ethiopia-trash-landslide/index.html

New Zealand – Over 300 Homes Damaged as More Flooding Hits North Island http://floodlist.com/australia/new-zealand-north-island-floods-march-2017

Magnitude of floods ‘far worse’ https://www.newera.com.na/2017/03/13/magnitude-of-floods-far-worse/

Super storm to hit Sydney and Brisbane http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/rain-hail-flash-flooding-predicted-as-super-storm-set-to-lash-sydney-brisbane/news-story/e3dbd644fe2c3709f602192d39d64665

Popular tourist spot Alicante is hit by worst floods in 20 years http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4313180/Alicante-Spain-hit-worst-floods-20-years.html

NSW storms: SES rescues four people as heavy rain causes chaos in Sydney http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-14/bom-forecasts-rain-for-sydney-severe-thunderstorms-for-nsw/8351422

Activity at Mount Etna spreading to all craters, Italy https://watchers.news/2017/03/15/activity-at-mount-etna-spreading-to-all-craters-march-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Austria avalanche: Four skiers dead in Tyrol http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39283797

BOM issues severe weather warning as flash flooding, heavy rain hits state’s north http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-15/flash-flooding-causes-chaos-in-coffs-harbour/8356920

Colombia – Floods Affect 2,000 After Rivers Overflow in Urabá, Antioquia http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-affect-2000-rivers-overflow-uraba-antioquia

Floods in Oshikango displace businesses https://www.newera.com.na/2017/03/15/floods-in-oshikango-displace-businesses/

Five killed in Northeast winter storm, coastal areas flooding http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/03/15/Five-killed-in-Northeast-winter-storm-coastal-areas-flooding/2891489572876/

Active volcanoes in the world: March 8 – 14, 2017 https://watchers.news/2017/03/16/active-volcanoes-in-the-world-march-8-14-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Major flooding after heavy rains hit Peru https://watchers.news/2017/03/16/major-flooding-after-heavy-rains-hit-peru/

Disaster risk reduction

One-third of Colorado under moderate drought conditions as officials wary of wildfires, flooding http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/one-third-of-colorado-under-moderate-drought-conditions-as-officials-wary-of-wildfires-flooding

Resilience in the new Constitution for Mexico City http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/resilience-in-the-new-constitution-for-mexico-city#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Seismic lessons from Japan’s Tohoku earthquake http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/shaken-beliefs-seismic-lessons-from-japans-tohoku-earthquake

Earthquake assessment group set up http://times-age.co.nz/earthquake-assessment-group-set/

Tracking Volcanic Bombs in Three Dimensions https://eos.org/research-spotlights/tracking-volcanic-bombs-in-three-dimensions

Hat Yai’s flood resilience measures https://www.acccrn.net/news/coming-terms-reality-flooding-hat-yai

Kaikoura earthquake ruptured 21 faults – that’s possibly a world record http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/90444877/kaikoura-earthquake-ruptured-21-faults–possibly-a-world-record

EMO to get new flood-risk tool from NSCC http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1441612-emo-to-get-new-flood-risk-tool-from-nscc

NIWA adds more faults to the latest Kaikoura fault rupture map https://watchers.news/2017/03/15/fault-rupture-map-after-m7-8-kaikoura-earthquake/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Researchers Begin Second Year of Tornado Study in Southeastern United States http://blog.nssl.noaa.gov/nsslnews/2017/03/vortexmediaday/

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

Wellington Resilience Strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/city/wellington#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Earthquake hotspots identified in regional Queensland as seismic activity heats up http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-13/report-identifies-earthquake-hotspots-in-regional-qld/8349172

Flood prevention measures need closer monitoring https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4018/flood_prevention_measures_need_closer_monitoring

Natural measures to prevent floods valuable but not ‘a silver bullet’, say researchers http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/news/201703_Natural_flood_management

Rain, rivers and risk reduction http://www.paneuropeannetworks.com/government/rain-rivers-and-risk-reduction-2/

Private Flood Insurance Future Could Be Off the Map https://riskmarketnews.com/private-flood-insurance-future-off-map/?utm_content=buffer6df32&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Extreme flood could trap residents of proposed development, SES warns http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/extreme-flood-could-trap-residents-of-proposed-development-ses-warns-20170315-guyf1t.html

The bangs, crackles and hums of Earth’s seismic orchestra https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2017/mar/15/the-bangs-crackles-and-hums-of-earths-seismic-orchestra

Flood risk engineers: the next generation https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/16/flood-risk-engineers-the-next-generation/

GB Top 10 – In defence of flood resilience http://www.governmentbusiness.co.uk/features/gb-top-10-%E2%80%93-defence-flood-resilience

Floods of water, floods of data http://www.i-react.eu/floods-of-water-floods-of-data/

New Flood Maps, More Development http://www.elseif.net/new-flood-maps-more-development?via=tw

Emergency management

Deadly 2012 tornado still fresh in community’s memory http://www.sentinel-echo.com/news/years-after-deadly-tornado-still-fresh-in-community-s-memory/article_4a05b1c4-04f7-11e7-a54c-c34094bc940b.html

Port Hills fires: Lessons for the entire country http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/90199389/Port-Hills-fires-Lessons-for-the-entire-country

It’s safe to return to Fukushima, study suggests http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/it-s-safe-return-fukushima-study-suggests

Morbid obesity in disasters: bringing the “conspicuously invisible” into focus http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/52236

10 stunning side-by-side photos show just how destructive Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami were http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-show-damage-of-japans-2011-disaster-2017-3/?r=AU&IR=T

Caribbean tests tsunami warning system http://reliefweb.int/report/world/caribbean-tests-tsunami-warning-system

Drones saving lives with the Red Cross https://bizedge.co.nz/story/project-hero-drones-saving-lives-red-cross/

Data practices for measuring and monitoring recovery after the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence http://resilscience.com/data-practices-measuring-monitoring-recovery-2010-2011-canterbury-earthquake-sequence/

Victoria’s bushfire season winds down with unseasonably warm conditions http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-15/victorias-bushfire-season-almost-over-without-any-major-fires/8354096

Infographic: Fort McMurray 2016 Wildfire – Economic Impact http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-627-m/11-627-m2017007-eng.htm

Ecuadorians struck by earthquake plead: ‘Don’t forget us’ http://angelusnews.com/articles/ecuadorians-struck-by-earthquake-plead-don-t-forget-us

Improving the safety culture and practices of Rural Fire Personnel in relation to near miss reporting http://www.fire.org.nz/Research/Published-Reports/Pages/Report158.html

Army Corps on trial over Missouri River flooding complaint https://phys.org/news/2017-03-army-corps-trial-missouri-river.html

The ‘supers’ who can predict the future: can we learn how to see disaster coming? https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/mar/06/forewarned-is-forearmed-learning-how-to-predict-the-future

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Understanding disaster risk http://www.preventionweb.net/risk

MOOC: From Climate Science to Action https://www.coursera.org/learn/climate-science?cid=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Photo exhibition highlights Japan tsunami devastation http://www.gulf-times.com/story/537201/Photo-exhibition-highlights-Japan-tsunami-devastat

Colorado Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week http://www.weather.gov/pub/FSWPW1introsunday

Communicating science effectively https://www.nap.edu/download/23674

Geostorm is going to be a disaster flick centred on mankind enduring the worst weather ever http://io9.gizmodo.com/disaster-thriller-geostorm-will-have-the-most-terrifyin-1793079770?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_twitter&utm_source=io9_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Media remain committed when disaster strikes https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/media-remain-committed-when-disaster-strikes

Glacial Outburst Flood near Mount Everest Caught on Video https://eos.org/articles/glacial-outburst-flood-near-mount-everest-caught-on-video

See Every Piece of Earth’s Surface Change With New Satellite Map http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/earth-surface-satellite-map/

Communities prepare for fire season with FireWise program http://www.krem.com/news/local/communities-prepare-for-fire-season-with-firewise-program/422616759

Arctic Imagination: library collection about melting ice http://www.arcticimagination.com/?utm_content=bufferf848a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Resilience 2017 http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/17-0067/default.aspx

Weather Service made poor decision in overplaying Nor’easter snow predictions https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/03/15/weather-service-made-poor-decision-in-overplaying-noreaster-snow-predictions/?utm_term=.fbc8e66278f1

Essential practices for community change http://activelivingbydesign.org/about/community-action-model/essential-practices/

From disaster planning to conservation: mobile phones as a new tracking too https://theconversation.com/from-disaster-planning-to-conservation-mobile-phones-as-a-new-tracking-tool-74072?utm_content=buffer1f4fc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

10 Common Earthquake Myths Debunked http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/california/Earthquake-Myths-172886441.html

Social Media and Emergency Management

“Weaponising” Twitter in a disaster by helping users make the most of different features http://uk.reuters.com/article/disaster-tech-aid-idUKL5N1GM0E5

Social networks such as Twitter and Facebook should be doing more to combat the emerging threat of fake news https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/mar/14/facebook-twitter-gchq-combat-fake-news

How social media posts may help predict natural disasters http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-for-next-natural-disaster-prediction-login-on-twitter-2351309

Disaster psychology

Depression, anxiety, PTSD: The mental impact of climate change http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/14/health/climate-change-mental-health-eprise/index.html

Flooding and mental health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5273816/pdf/12889_2016_Article_4000.pdf

Refugees with PTSD regulate stress differently http://www.psypost.org/2017/03/refugees-ptsd-regulate-stress-differently-48323

Social capital and disasters

How Neighborhoods Affect the Health and Well-Being of Older Americans http://www.prb.org/Publications/Reports/2017/todays-research-aging-neighborhoods-health.aspx

Nepal bulldozes earthquake survivors’ relief camp in capital http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=1a5c8554-796f-447d-9517-8887ed511351&cid=social_20170314_70775596&adbid=841623721458642944&adbpl=tw&adbpr=727524717121409024

Today in disaster resilience (10 March 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Deadly floods hit southern Zimbabwe, destroying many homes https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/deadly-floods-hit-southern-zimbabwe-destroying-many-homes/2017/03/05/9a6913ca-0193-11e7-9d14-9724d48f5666_story.html?utm_term=.6fae636ba9b4

Fears of 150kph winds in new storm alert https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Fears-of-150kph-winds-in-new-storm-alert

At least 6 people have been killed, 2 seriously injured and thousands displaced due to floods and landslides in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province https://www.sott.net/article/344424-6-killed-by-floods-and-landslides-in-West-Sumatra-Indonesia

NASA Sees Powerful Tropical Cyclone Enawo Make Landfall in Madagascar http://reliefweb.int/report/madagascar/nasa-sees-powerful-tropical-cyclone-enawo-make-landfall-madagascar

Widespread flooding, slips, road chaos as rain continues in Auckland and Coromandel http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11813973&ref=NZH_Tw

Switzerland shaken by largest earthquake in 12 years http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/switzerland-shaken-by-largest-earthquake-in-12-years-2717/

Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone Enawo likely to affect 760,000 people https://www.unocha.org/top-stories/all-stories/madagascar-tropical-cyclone-enawo-likely-affect-760000-people

Wildfires burn more than 1 million acres, taking 7 lives http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/07/us/wildfires-texas-deaths/

Cyclone Enawo update https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/system/files/documents/files/madagascar_enawo_sitrep1_09march2017.pdf?platform=hootsuite

Tropical Cyclone “Enawo” summary and damage report – Madagascar, March 2017 https://watchers.news/2017/03/09/enawo-madagascar-summary-damage-report-march-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Philippines – Floods in Sarangani Province Leave 1 Dead, 100s Evacuated http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-sarangani-province-march-2017

Health warnings after extraordinary flood on Fonoifua Island http://matangitonga.to/2017/03/09/health-warnings-after-extraordinary-flood-fonoifua-island

Disaster risk reduction

Widening gap between disaster risks and business preparedness http://tiddly.link/jzlwd

Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/mrgnc-mngmnt/dsstr-prvntn-mtgtn/pltfrm-dsstr-rsk-rdctn/rgnl-pltfrm-en.aspx

Fire-proneness as a prerequisite for the evolution of fire-adapted traits http://www.cafiresci.org/research-publications-source/category/which-came-first-fire-prone-fire-adapted?utm_content=bufferb5912&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The breakthrough has astonished geologists and raises the possibility that real earthquake prediction could be next https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603785/machine-learning-algorithm-predicts-laboratory-earthquakes/

UN calls for support to Haiti recovery plan as report reveals US $2.7 billion in hurricane losses http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52219

Risk for river flooding in lake-rich regions http://swicca.climate.copernicus.eu/start/implemented-cases-of-local-change-adaptation/impact-based-flood-risk-assessment-in-present-and-future-climate/

MPs: UK flood prevention “fragmented, inefficient & ineffective” and UK should adopt Dutch model https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13632-mps-uk-flood-prevention-%E2%80%9Cfragmented-inefficient–ineffective%E2%80%9D-and-uk-should-adopt-dutch-model

Accounting for residual uncertainty: an update to the fluvial freeboard guide https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/accounting-for-residual-uncertainty-an-update-to-the-fluvial-freeboard-guide

Challenging the firefighter stereotype: International Women’s Day 2017 http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/ceo-opinion-challenging-firefighter-stereotype-international-womens-day-2017

Wildfires: An expanding threat? http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2017/03/07/wildfires-an-expanding-threat?eNL=58bf0a7d150ba03428668eff&page_all=1&utm_content=buffereede1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Importance of Context in Disaster Risk Reduction http://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/the-importance-of-context-in-disaster.html

A strange physical phenomenon is helping scientists predict where massive earthquakes will strike https://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-causes-earthquakes-2017-2?r=US&IR=T

The marked decline of sudden mass fatality events in NZ (1900 to 2015) https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert/2017/03/01/the-marked-decline-of-sudden-mass-fatality-events-in-nz-1900-to-2015/

Canada’s National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/mrgnc-mngmnt/dsstr-prvntn-mtgtn/ndmp/index-en.aspx

Disasters in Americas show challenge of meeting global risk reduction targets http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56308#.WL8kLdKGPIU

Geological Insights from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Search https://eos.org/project-updates/geological-insights-from-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-search

‘No getting out of this’: Major earthquake ‘certain’ to hit Southern California, study says https://www.rt.com/usa/379768-southern-california-major-earthquake/

Fault System off San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles Counties Could Produce Magnitude 7.3 Quake https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/fault-system-san-diego-orange-los-angeles-counties-could-produce-magnitude-73-quake

Federal Floodplain Mapping Framework https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/mrgnc-mngmnt/dsstr-prvntn-mtgtn/ndmp/fldpln-mppng-en.aspx

Example of the levee paradox http://kelo.com/news/articles/2017/mar/07/its-a-new-world-along-the-big-sioux-river/#.WMB1eclQN0E.twitter

Canadians need “politically toxic” flood plain maps: climate expert http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/flood/canadians-need-politically-toxic-flood-plain-maps-climate-expert-62003.aspx

2016 U.S. catastrophe frequency the highest since 1980 http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2017/03/01/2016-u-s-catastrophe-frequency-the-highest-since-1980-pcs/

Americas region crafts disaster risk reduction plan http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/52247

Alteration Along the Alpine Fault Helps Build Seismic Strain https://eos.org/research-spotlights/alteration-along-the-alpine-fault-helps-build-seismic-strain

Construction of tornado-safe buildings boomed after Joplin http://www.ksdk.com/weather/recent-construction-boom-of-tornado-safe-buildings/419469500

Disaster Loss and Damage data for 9 countries https://data.humdata.org/organization/united-nations-office-for-disaster-risk-reduction-unisdr

Treating droughts like hurricanes would aid vulnerable areas – researchers http://news.trust.org/item/20170309173853-6t9xz/

Book Is Closed On Scotland’s Biggest Ever Flood Scheme http://www.insidemoray.com/book-is-closed-on-scotlands-biggest-ever-flood-scheme/

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, planners and designers realized they could protect the city by reintegrating water into the urban landscape, instead of pushing it out https://www.fastcoexist.com/3068730/this-new-orleans-neighborhood-is-fighting-flooding-by-welcoming-it

Study determines effects of Community Rating System on flood insurance use, claims http://masgc.org/news/article/study-determines-effects-of-community-rating-system-on-flood-insurance-use

Emergency management

‘A one-stop shop’: new boss, minister tour new SES headquarters http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4511613/a-one-stop-shop-new-boss-minister-tour-new-ses-headquarters/?cs=300

When Floods Force Survivors to Choose http://disasterphilanthropy.org/blog/floods/floods-force-survivors-choose/

The Kaikoura earthquake is teaching us how to save lives next time http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/editorials/90199581/Editorial-The-Kaikoura-earthquake-is-teaching-us-how-to-save-lives-next-time

Young chefs back in the classroom 15 months after Carlisle floods http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Young-chefs-back-in-the-classroom-15-months-after-Carlisle-floods-a5933c45-8596-4664-9e3c-84f8df340c77-ds

Only Sci-Fi Can Drown Manhattan and Make You Want to Live There https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-08/only-sci-fi-can-drown-manhattan-and-make-you-want-to-live-there

Tornado Sirens: Should They Stay or Should They Go? http://www.tornadotalk.com/podcast/episode-14-tornado-sirens-should-they-stay-or-should-they-go/

East coast surge prompts people to sign up for flood warnings https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13652-east-coast-surge-prompts-people-to-sign-up-for-flood-warnings

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Communication Strategies for Fire and Fuels Managers http://wildfireinthewest.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/communication-strategies-for-fire-and.html

New ways to use smartphones for science https://www.elsevier.com/connect/new-ways-to-use-smartphones-for-science?sf59640830=1

What is a floodplain? http://www.washingtonnature.org/fieldnotes/2017-science-two-minute-takeaway-what-is-a-floodplain

Revisiting the 1947 floods – 70 years on http://ousewashes.org.uk/ouse-news/revisiting-the-1947-floods-70-years-on-tomorrow/

Social Media and Emergency Management

Twitter pays attention to what you’re paying attention to http://mashable.com/2017/03/06/twitter-algorithms-targeting.amp?utm_content=buffer25349&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

More social connection online tied to increasing feelings of isolation http://mashable.com/2017/03/06/social-media-mental-health-study/#JNv34B4qMaq9

Online Social Networking and Mental Health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4183915/

Fukushima, Twitter and the Politics of Disaster Communications https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/DmiSummer2014MappingTheJDArchive

Flickr could help scientists predict floods before they inundate communities http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/flickr-tags-could-help-predict-floods

Citizens in Jakarta have been harnessing the power of social media to report flood locations http://www.pdc.org/news-n-media/pdc-updates/Jakarta-Residents-Tweet/#.WL_h0bYLcWw.twitter

Disaster psychology

PTSD risk can be predicted by hormone levels prior to deployment, study says http://www.psypost.org/2017/03/ptsd-risk-can-predicted-hormone-levels-prior-deployment-study-says-48101

Social capital and disasters

Bushfire-affected Pappinbarra Valley comes together for those who lost their homes http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-06/pappinbarra-valley-community-comes-together-after-fires/8328956