Today in disaster resilience (16 February 2018)

Disaster

Please find below some links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Samoa recovers from Cyclone Gita while Tonga braces for impact http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/02/samoa-recovers-from-cyclone-gita-while-tonga-braces-for-impact.html

Search for Taiwan quake victims ends as toll rises to 17 http://www.arabnews.com/node/1244096/world

Violent thunderstorm hits Queensland with tennis ball-sized hail, 130 000 homes without power https://watchers.news/2018/02/12/violent-thunderstorm-hits-queensland-with-tennis-ball-sized-hail-130-000-homes-without-power/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Argentina – State of Emergency Declared as Rivers Overflow in Salta Province http://floodlist.com/america/argentina-salta-province-floods-february-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Malaysia – Thousands Evacuated After Floods in Sarawak State http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-sarawak-february-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical storm threatens major flooding in Mindanao http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/tropical-storm-threatens-major-flooding-mindanao-180212090857471.html

Cyclone Gita: Tonga’s Parliament flattened as category four storm lashes country https://reliefweb.int/report/tonga/cyclone-gita-tongas-parliament-flattened-category-four-storm-lashes-country

Bolivia – 6 Dead, 10,000 Families Affected as Flooding Continues http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-tiquipaya-cochabamba-february-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Massive bushfire in Putty could burn for a month, as crews prepare for another tough day http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-15/massive-bushfire-in-putty-could-burn-for-a-month/9448974?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Mount Agung erupts ash 4.5 km a.s.l., Alert Level remains at 3 https://watchers.news/2018/02/13/mount-agung-erupts-alert-level-remains-at-3/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

‘Someone’s roof is in my front garden’: flooding and damage after cyclone batters Tonga http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/2133137/someones-roof-my-front-garden-flooding-and-damage-after

Dengue fever fears for Cyclone Gita-ravaged Tonga http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/02/dengue-fever-fears-for-cyclone-gita-ravaged-tonga.html

Road collapse near Vatican City in Rome destroys 7 cars, 20 families evacuated https://watchers.news/2018/02/15/road-collapse-near-vatican-city-in-rome-destroys-7-cars-20-families-evacuated/

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Feb 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Turrialba, Mayon https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/67541/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Feb-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Turrialba-Mayon-Sin.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

If you live in Florida, doctors say climate change is already affecting your health http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article199310404.html

Climate Change Could Stop These 13 Cities From Hosting the Winter Olympics Again http://time.com/5140381/winter-olympics-climate-change/?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#24348876-tw#1518303429890

The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water – like Cape Town http://www.bbc.com/news/world-42982959

Slowly but surely, South Carolina’s incredibly complex shoreline is losing ground https://www.postandcourier.com/news/slowly-but-surely-south-carolina-s-incredibly-complex-shoreline-is/article_46e18626-cde8-11e6-be82-6393ed1dbe62.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Does Arctic governance hold the key to achieving climate policy targets? http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aaa359/meta

How we measure global sea-level changes https://www.science.org.au/curious/earth-environment/how-we-measure-global-sea-level-changes-0

Cooling Melbourne http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-melbourne/sustainability/Pages/cooling-our-city.aspx

Satellite observations show sea levels rising, and climate change is accelerating it https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/12/world/sea-level-rise-accelerating/index.html

Climate-change–driven accelerated sea-level rise detected in the altimeter era http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/02/06/1717312115

NASA’s Longest Running Survey of Ice Shattered Records in 2017 https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/big-year-for-icebridge

King Tides and Rising Seas Are Predictable, and We’re Not Doing Enough About It http://floodlist.com/australia/king-tides-and-rising-seas-are-predictable-and-were-not-doing-enough-about-it

Miami could be underwater in your kid’s lifetime as sea level rise accelerates https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/333140002?__twitter_impression=true

Glaciers in the Tropics, but Not for Long https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=91716

“We are not prepared for today’s climate, let alone for another degree of global warming” http://time.com/5156775/climate-change-paris-agreement-research/

Unprecedented climate events: Historical changes, aspirational targets, and national commitments http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/2/eaao3354.full

In Fiji, villages need to move due to climate change http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/fiji-villages-move-due-climate-change-180213155519717.html

The effectiveness of communicative tools in addressing barriers to municipal climate change adaptation: lessons from the Netherlands http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14693062.2018.1434477#.WoXsePDoEnY.twitter

It’s misleading to ask what Earth’s ‘ideal temperature’ is. Here’s what’s really important https://mashable.com/2018/02/14/what-is-earths-ideal-temperature/#RsWPjkjKDiqN

Extreme weather to rise even if Paris goals are met: study http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/extreme-weather-to-rise-even-if-paris-goals-are-met-study/article/514908

Climate change may bring North Texas longer droughts, heavy rains, 120-degree temps within 25 years https://www.dallasnews.com/news/climate-change-1/2018/02/15/climate-change-may-bring-texas-longer-droughts-heavy-rains-120-temps-august-within-25-years

Polar ice is lost at sea https://grist.org/article/polar-ice-is-lost-at-sea/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Savannah converting flood lots into southside park http://savannahnow.com/news/2018-02-06/savannah-converting-flood-lots-southside-park#.Wn8DrkAdaEU.twitter

Towards endogenous disasters and climate adaptation policy making in Indonesia http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-04-2017-0084?journalCode=dpm

For Hurricane Surge, Designing to Exceed 2015 Codes Provides $7 Benefit for Each $1 Invested https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nibs.org/resource/resmgr/docs/MS_CodeCoastal-HurricaneSurg.pdf

Cities on Volcanoes https://www.citiesonvolcanoes10.com/informazioni-generali/

Critical Thresholds, Extreme Weather, and Building Resilience in the South Central United States http://i-s-e-t.org/resources/case-studies/critical-thresholds-extreme-weather-and-building-resilience.html

The Resilience Accelerator will work directly with cities to move resilience projects from concept to design http://www.100resilientcities.org/100rc-columbia-university-announce-resilience-accelerator-help-cities-take-critical-projects-address-major-challenges/

The Big One: Toba Explodes http://indiaeng.com/Tsunami-2004–Andaman%20fault/Toba%20Volcano,%20ch_3%20-%20Explosion.htm

Five communities that made the world a more resilient place in 2017 https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/five-communities-that-made-the-world-a-more-resilient-place-in-2017

Insurers urged to share cat models to help map flood risk https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/insurers-urged-share-cat-models-help-map-flood-risk-1004126875/

Gulf Stream Slowed as Hurricanes Struck https://eos.org/articles/gulf-stream-slowed-as-hurricanes-struck

Fort McMurray embraces plan to bolster wildfire prevention in region http://www.coldlakesun.com/2018/02/12/fort-mcmurray-embraces-plan-to-bolster-wildfire-prevention-in-region

A way to break the terrifying pattern of fire and flood http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-miller-post-fire-strategies-20180111-story.html

The world’s most dangerous cities https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/03/daily-chart-23?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/

Hurricane Damage Survey Likely to Help Worldwide http://floodlist.com/dealing-with-floods/hurricane-damage-survey-likely-to-help-worldwide?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Reducing flood risk in ‘dissolving’ town https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/reducing-flood-risk-in-dissolving-town-92088.aspx

Flood is a real concern for property valuation http://www.remonline.com/flood-real-concern-property-valuation/

Although some Houstonians want flood controls, new survey results show more don’t want to pay for them http://ussanews.com/News1/2018/02/13/although-some-houstonians-want-flood-controls-new-survey-results-show-more-dont-want-to-pay-for-them/

The Best Way To Buy Protection From Severe Storms? Invest In Nature https://www.forbes.com/sites/marktercek/2018/02/05/best-way-to-buy-protection-from-severe-storms-invest-in-nature/#6c2173421b24

Wisconsin is becoming wetter as lawmakers move to weaken rules for flood-preventing wetlands https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/02/14/wisconsin-becoming-wetter-lawmakers-move-weaken-rules-water-retaining-wetlands/331442002/

Reducing risk where tectonic plates collide https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/cir1428

The 100-year flood: Building ‘RiverSmart’ communities for flood resiliency in the Connecticut River Valley http://www.gazettenet.com/Preparing-for-damaging-floods-in-the-Pioneer-Valley-15402646

Scientists study Washington’s Rattlesnake Ridge for clues to prevent landslide disasters https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/a-landslide-observatory-scientists-study-washingtons-rattlesnake-ridge/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1

Mass shootings in the US since 2012 https://www.vox.com/a/mass-shootings-sandy-hook

Surveying soil from the sky: Can satellites predict droughts and floods? https://wle.cgiar.org/thrive/2018/01/22/surveying-soil-sky-can-satellites-predict-droughts-and-floods

 

Emergency Management

Homeless Crisis, Mental Health Problems Just a Couple Issues That Tie Up Fire Department http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Homelessness-Mental-Health-Problems-Just-a-Couple-Issues-That-Tie-Up-Fire-Department.html

Algorithm helps first responders identify vulnerable people during natural disasters http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20180205-algorithm-helps-first-responders-identify-vulnerable-people-during-natural-disasters

NSW coroner to inquire into 2017 Upper Hunter and Central West bushfire http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-08/dunedoo-coronial-inquiry-to-examine-catastrophic-nsw-fire/9408802

Unnatural Disaster: A (Wild)Fire-Side Story https://mahb.stanford.edu/blog/unnatural-disaster-fire/

After deadly 2008 tornado, Wynnewood, ‘miracle baby’, Castalian Springs rose from wreckage https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/sumner/2018/02/12/deadly-tornado-2008-wynnewood-miracle-baby-castalian-springs/317564002/

A lack of volunteers has forced some of the county’s 31 volunteer departments to hire on paid, part-time staff to answer fire and emergency medical service calls http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Erie-County-Group-to-Study-State-of-Volunteer-Emergency-Services.html?utm_content=bufferddbb7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Living in Mayon volcano’s shadow http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/living-in-mayons-shadow

Streamlined approach gives Qld fire and emergency services the edge in disasters http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2018/2/15/streamlined-approach-gives-qld-fire-and-emergency-services-the-edge-in-disasters

Earthquake Early Warning 5 seconds before ‘killer pulse’ http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/earthquake-early-warning-5-seconds-before-killer-pulse-6324/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

People ignore ‘catastrophic’ alerts, go to look at fires, study finds http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/people-ignore-catastrophic-alerts-go-to-look-at-fires-study-finds-20180209-p4yzuf.html

For Households: Technical Handbook on Design, Construction and Renovation of Typhoon-Resilient Low-Income Housing http://i-s-e-t.org/resources/working-papers/household-technical-handbook-typhoon-resilient-low-income-housing.html

Computer-generated imagery of the destruction of Pompeii http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/watch-the-destruction-of-pompeii-by-mount-vesuvius-re-created-with-computer-animation-79-ad.html

Volcanology Teaching Resources http://inthecompanyofvolcanoes.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/volcanology-teaching-resources.html

Ways to involve the community in preparing for a disaster https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/15/smarter-living/prepare-your-community-for-a-disaster.html

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

 

Twitter has thrived as a platform for academic research http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018/02/09/more-room-for-greater-depth-and-detail-implications-for-academic-research-of-twitters-expanded-character-limit/

Trust in social media for news declines in 2017 http://cms.edelman.com/sites/default/files/2018-01/2018_Edelman_Trust_Barometer_Global_Report_Jan.pdf

As an information source during Hurricane Harvey, millennials relied more heavily on social media than those aged over 40 http://www.uh.edu/class/hobby/harvey/HarveySurveyHighlights.pdf

Everything You Need to Know About Hashtags https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-hashtags/517028/

 

Sociology and Disasters

 

Lingering effects of 2011 disaster take toll in fallout-hit Fukushima, experts warn https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/01/31/national/social-issues/lingering-effects-2011-disaster-take-toll-fallout-hit-fukushima-experts-warn/#.WoCtOLyWbIV

How We Describe Complex Systems To Solve Global Dilemmas https://sciencetrends.com/describe-complex-systems-solve-global-dilemmas/

We need to analyze what puts disadvantaged communities at risk and engage marginalized people in disaster planning http://www.governing.com/commentary/col-disasters-disadvantaged-climate-justice.html

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Today in disaster resilience (2 February 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Paris floods as the river Seine overflows and engulfs riverside walkways http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-28/heavy-rain-causes-floods-in-paris/9368320

Philippines warned of mudslides as Mount Mayon volcano spews lava amid heavy rain http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-28/philippines-warns-of-volcanic-mudflows-from-heavy-rains/9367410

Paris floodwaters rise as 240 towns suffer damage after heavy rains http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/01/28/french-towns-swimming-in-floodwaters-now-rising-in-on-paris.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Argentina – Thousands Hit by Flooding in Chaco Province http://floodlist.com/america/argentina-flooding-chaco-january-2018

Severe thunderstorm, record rain hit Darwin, Northern Territory https://watchers.news/2018/01/29/severe-thunderstorm-record-rain-hit-darwin-northern-territory/

Eruptive activity at Ambae volcano continues at major unrest state, Vanuatu https://watchers.news/2018/01/29/eruptive-activity-at-ambae-volcano-continues-at-major-unrest-state-vanuatu/

Daly River residents airlifted from Northern Territory community as floodwaters rise http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-30/daly-river-residents-spend-night-in-evacuation-centre/9372880

Flash flooding in Cambria unprecedented http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/article.cfm?id=118863&headline=Flash%20flooding%20was%20%E2%80%98unprecedented%E2%80%99&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018

Guatemala – Floods and Landslides Affect 13,000 People in 5 Departments http://floodlist.com/america/floods-guatemala-january-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

‘This place is a danger zone’: Torres Strait residents evacuate as tides breach new $24m seawall https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2018/01/31/place-danger-zone-torres-strait-residents-evacuate-tides-breach-new-24m-seawall

6.1 magnitude quake rattles Afghanistan; tremors in Pakistan, India http://www.rediff.com/news/report/quake-rattles-afghanistan-tremors-in-pakistan-india/20180131.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ex-tropical cyclone Fehi hits New Zealand, combines with kind tides https://watchers.news/2018/02/01/ex-tropical-cyclone-fehi-hits-new-zealand-combines-with-kind-tides/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

First snow in 50 years hits southern Morocco, exceptional snowfall paralyzes the country https://watchers.news/2018/01/30/first-snow-in-50-years-hits-southern-morocco-exceptional-snowfall-paralyzes-the-country/

Tropical low devastates Western Australia’s north, drops massive rain https://watchers.news/2018/01/31/unnamed-tropical-low-devastates-western-australia-s-north-drops-massive-rain/

Gaua volcano alert level raised, major unrest reported https://watchers.news/2018/01/31/gaua-volcano-alert-level-raised-major-unrest-reported-vanuatu/

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Feb 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Mayon, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/67299/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Feb-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Mayon-Sinabung-Sabancay.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

Chemical sunshade to slow warming may not be feasible: U.N. draft https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-sunshade/chemical-sunshade-to-slow-warming-may-not-be-feasible-u-n-draft-idUSKBN1FF1CD

Study finds megacities affected most by uptick in extreme-heat events https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/01/24/rise-severity-hottest-days-outpaces-global-average-temperature-increase/

State of the Climate: How the World Warmed in 2017 http://www.resilience.org/stories/2018-01-29/state-of-the-climate-how-the-world-warmed-in-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How Did ‘Climate Change’ and ‘Global Warming’ Turn Into a Misleading Trump Talking Point? https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/how-did-climate-change-and-global-warming-turn-misleading-trump-talking-point

Shivering in the tropics: Southeast Asia faces “cooling crisis” http://news.trust.org/item/20180129010020-n6308/

The Future of Extreme Cold in a Warming World http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/maps/the-future-of-extreme-cold-in-a-warming-world?utm_content=buffer7931f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Scientists Agree: Global Warming is Happening and Humans are the Primary Cause https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/science-and-impacts/science/scientists-agree-global-warming-happening-humans-primary-cause?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw#.WnDiUryWbIV

2017 Was Hottest Year on Record for World’s Oceans https://cop23.unfccc.int/news/2017-was-hottest-year-on-record-for-world-s-oceans

The Climate Resilience Framework (CRF) is an analytical, systems-based approach to building resilience to climate change http://i-s-e-t.org/projects/crf.html

Toward Climate Resilience in the USA: From Federal to Local Level Initiatives and Practices Since the 2000s https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-68606-6_4

New CLF report explains legal liability of ignoring climate change in development projects https://www.clf.org/blog/climate-liability-report/

Glacial Geoengineering: The Key to Slowing Sea Level Rise? http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/02/01/glacial-geoengineering-sea-level-rise/

Reconciling divergent trends and millennial variations in Holocene temperatures https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25464

This is what climate change looks like https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-this-is-what-climate-change-looks-like/f-57b66c88ef%2Fcnn.com

Sea Level Rise Will Make Oregon’s Existing Flooding Problems Worse https://blog.ucsusa.org/kristy-dahl/sea-level-rise-will-make-oregons-existing-flooding-problems-worse?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw

 

Disaster risk reduction

How this small Houston community survived Hurricane Harvey when other parts didn’t https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/01/19/how-small-houston-community-survived-hurricane-harvey-when-other-parts-didnt/1049018001/

New rules aim to make Norfolk flood resilient. But will they make it too expensive to build new homes? https://pilotonline.com/news/government/local/article_0433ddaf-da39-577b-a547-e9b27d57f77b.html?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

2017 was a disaster year for global insurers, with record weather-related costs http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-25/insurers-hit-by-costliest-year-of-weather-disasters-on-record/9361550

Why can’t earthquakes be predicted just like hurricanes? https://www.quora.com/Why-cant-earthquakes-be-predicted-just-like-hurricanes/answer/Eric-Fielding-1?srid=h13QG

Northeastern researchers lead efforts on global disaster planning https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/01/northeastern-researchers-lead-efforts-on-global-disaster-planning/?linkId=100000001822002

Flood Risk Management Planning Resources for Washington, DC https://www.ncpc.gov/docs/Flood_Risk_Management_Planning_Resources_January_2018.pdf

How virtual 3D modelling and simulation can help us create better cities https://theconversation.com/how-virtual-3d-modelling-and-simulation-can-help-us-create-better-cities-88635

New book: Ice Formation and Evolution in Clouds and Precipitation https://bookstore.ametsoc.org/catalog/book/ice-formation-and-evolution-clouds-and-precipitation

Population Estimation Service http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/collection/gpw-v4/population-estimation-service

UN Says Unprecedented Coordination Needed to Tackle Climate and Disaster Risks https://cop23.unfccc.int/news/un-says-unprecedented-efforts-needed-to-tackle-climate-and-disaster-risks

New UTSA study examines the causes and consequences of the 2015 Wimberley floods http://www.utsa.edu/today/2018/01/story/Wimberley-study.html

New research: Europe is expected to see a considerable increase in flood risk in coming years even with 1.5C global warming https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180129092932.htm

Nearly one in seven UK homebuyers faced a potential flood risk when purchasing a home in 2017 https://www.propertyinvestortoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2018/1/rising-number-of-homebuyers-faced-flood-risk-in-2017

UK Homebuyer Urban Flood Risk Report http://www.futureclimateinfo.com/News/Details/Homebuyer-urban-flood-risk-report

From Risk to Resilience #1: The Cost-Benefit Analysis Methodology http://i-s-e-t.org/resources/working-papers/risk-to-resilience.html?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#632155022-tw#1517245605213

City in a Swamp: Houston’s Flood Problems Are Only Getting Worse https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22012018/houston-flood-plain-development-hurricane-harvey-reservoirs-overflow?utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-d2d8fe5230-327786693&utm_content=bufferf81ab&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Boston Agonizes Over How to Protect Itself From Future Storms https://www.wsj.com/articles/boston-agonizes-over-how-to-protect-itself-from-future-storms-1517054400

WHO releases its first report on global antibiotic resistance http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2018/01/who-releases-its-first-report-global-antibiotic-resistance

Giant earthquakes: not as random as thought https://phys.org/news/2018-01-giant-earthquakes-random-thought.html

Global Toll From Landslides Is Heaviest in Developing Countries http://floodlist.com/america/global-toll-from-landslides-is-heaviest-in-developing-countries?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

California’s other drought: A major earthquake is overdue https://theconversation.com/californias-other-drought-a-major-earthquake-is-overdue-90517

Rocky Mountain forests are not regenerating after wildfires http://geographical.co.uk/places/forests/item/2589-burnt-away

Planet’s daily monitoring of at-risk flood regions across the globe creates an up-to-date picture of localities that enable emergency management before, during, and after the disaster https://www.planet.com/insights/anatomy-of-a-catastrophe/

Urban areas should rethink the designation of “100-year” flood zones and the like to account for climate change https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/26/opinions/paris-flood-jeffrey-jackson-opinion/index.html

Research into natural flood mitigation measures across several thousands of square kilometres in Cumbria https://www.tempcon.co.uk/2018/01/30/onset-hobo-rainfall-streamflow-telemetry-flooding/

This suite of flooding themes provides clear and accurate flood risk information for Great Britain both now and in the future https://www.ambientalrisk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Landmark-Ambiental-CCA-Product-Card.pdf

U.S. Companies are Rethinking Risk Management Strategy After the 2017 Hurricanes http://spendmatters.com/2018/01/29/u-s-companies-rethinking-risk-management-strategy-2017-hurricanes/#.WnI_Ji1mM5Q.twitter

From schools to liquor vends, illegal structures mushroom on Hindon floodplain https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/noida/from-schools-to-liquor-vends-illegal-structures-mushroom-on-hindon-floodplain/articleshow/62701939.cms?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=TOIDesktop

3 Reasons the U.S. Needs a Flood-Ready Building Policy http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2018/01/30/3-reasons-the-us-needs-a-flood-ready-building-policy

After Harvey’s floods, Friendswood will allow residents to rebuild at ground level http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/After-Harvey-s-floods-Houston-area-city-will-12540769.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Global Flood Map is a physically based map providing a worldwide view of moderate- and high-hazard flood zones across the globe https://www.fmglobal.com/research-and-resources/global-flood-map

Protection against floods in the Netherlands https://www.rijkswaterstaat.nl/english/water-systems/protection-against-water/index.aspx

Survey finding: The American public supports improved flood policies, and that sentiment holds across political party and geographic lines http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2018/02/01/poll-shows-nationwide-support-for-feds-to-boost-rebuilding-standards

Japan’s Mami Mizutori named special U.N. envoy for disaster reduction https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/02/01/national/japans-mami-mizutori-named-special-u-n-envoy-disaster-reduction/#.WnOE1LyWbIV

Yorkshire Water to Plant 1 Million Trees to Mitigate Flood Risk http://naturalcapitalcoalition.org/yorkshire-water-to-plant-1-million-trees-to-mitigate-flood-risk/

Emergency Management

Hurricane Harvey report https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/tcr/AL092017_Harvey.pdf

California Thomas wildfire to cost re/insurers up to $2.5bn http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2018/01/22/california-thomas-wildfire-to-cost-reinsurers-up-to-2-5bn-rms/

Since 1910, this statue has warned Parisians about flooding http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/since-1910-this-statue-has-warned-parisians-about-flooding

Deep Learning Could Help First Responders Offer Critical Aid in the Wake of Disasters https://futurism.com/deep-learning-help-first-responders-offer-critical-aid-wake-disasters/

Many Puerto Ricans adrift in U.S. hotels after Hurricane Maria http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/puerto-rico-hurricane-recovery/os-many-puerto-ricans-adrift-in-us-hotels-after-hurricane-maria-20180130-story,amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

B.C.’s tsunami that wasn’t: Why scientists know when a wave will hit – but not its size https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bcs-tsunami-that-wasnt-why-scientists-know-when-a-wave-will-hit-but-not-its-size/article37714648/

European Fire Severity Manual http://effis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/reports-and-publications/forest-focus-studies/

How can data analytics strengthen early warning systems and support relief efforts for communities in need? https://expectexceptional.economist.com/improving-disaster-response-efforts-through-data.html

January edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/media/5058/ajem-33-01.pdf?utm_content=buffer663ab&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Puerto Rico Is A Man-Made Disaster https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-venator-santiag-puerto-rico_us_5a6b6034e4b06e25326721c6?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Geo-simulation uses satellite data to map a disaster-affected region’s cities, villages, and roads http://chicagopolicyreview.org/2018/01/29/can-geo-simulations-provide-a-roadmap-to-better-disaster-response/

Global rainfall pattern could offer weather prediction three weeks out https://phys.org/news/2018-01-global-rainfall-pattern-weather-weeks.html

Many companies unprepared for hurricanes’ devastation: FM Global http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20180117/NEWS06/912318561/Many-companies-unprepared-for-hurricane-Harvey-Irma-Maria-devastation-FM-Global

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Engaging with the community about the ins and outs of flood zones and the possibility of elevating homes http://keysweekly.com/42/rising-waters/

Alarming is that many news outlets are still referring to these events as “natural disasters” http://blogs.edf.org/climate411/2018/01/16/natural-disasters-are-no-longer-purely-natural/

Cumbria Flood Resilient Showcase Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tFs9dpJENE&feature=youtu.be

Eighth Graders and Emergency Preparedness in Oklahoma https://toolkit.climate.gov/case-studies/eighth-graders-and-emergency-preparedness-oklahoma

How can we better live with the reality of wildfires? https://ensia.com/features/wildfires/

Principles for effective communication and public engagement on climate change https://climateoutreach.org/resources/ipcc-communications-handbook/?utm_content=buffer7dbcf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Ecosystem services, social interdependencies, and collective action: a conceptual framework https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol23/iss1/art15/

Animation shows over 200,000 years of population growth and the major events along the way including the Black Death http://www.visualcapitalist.com/animation-population-growth-history/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare

Heatwaves are Australia’s deadliest natural hazard, but a recent survey has found that many vulnerable people do not have plans to cope with extreme heat https://anzdmc.com.au/2018/01/18/heatwave-plan/

School education and sustainable development http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0025/002593/259338e.pdf#page=237

Understanding fire danger ratings https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/prepare/#fire/fire-danger-ratings

Using video games for volcanic hazard education and communication: an assessment of the method and preliminary results https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/16/1673/2016/

A New Massive Open Online Course on Natural Disasters https://eos.org/project-updates/a-new-massive-open-online-course-on-natural-disasters

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

More than 3 billion people around the world now use social media each month, with 9 in 10 of those users accessing their chosen platforms via mobile devices https://wearesocial.com/blog/2018/01/global-digital-report-2018

How to use social media for alerts and warning https://www.nap.edu/read/15853/chapter/2

VOST: Crowdsourcing and Digital Volunteering in Emergency Response http://www.eena.org/download.asp?item_id=249

Facebook Full Year 2017 Results: Solid Revenue Growth, Questions Over Future Shifts https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-full-year-2017-results-solid-revenue-growth-questions-over-futur/516064/

 

Disaster psychology

 

Survey of disaster blockbusters: A new UCLA study says we’d rather blame global disaster on human greed or ego than on simple ignorance https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2018/1/23/16924510/apocalypse-blockbuster-movies-tech-greed-villains-science-climate-change

Responding to Grief and Coping with Loss: You Can Survive Your Greatest Fears https://psychcentral.com/blog/responding-to-grief-and-coping-with-loss/

‘I’ll be OK’ attitude behind lack of disaster preparedness, study finds http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/earthquake-tsunami-study-preparedness-psychology-1.4502644

Why People Often Don’t Properly Prepare for Hurricanes http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/01/25/hurricane-preparedness-biases/

 

Sociology and Disasters

 

The Evolution of Social Innovation Building Resilience Through Transitions http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/the-evolution-of-social-innovation

Rituals of Resilience https://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/polisci/news/rituals-of-resilience/

Why natural disasters aren’t all that natural https://www.opendemocracy.net/ksenia-chmutina-jason-von-meding-jc-gaillard-lee-bosher/why-natural-disasters-arent-all-that-natural

Today in disaster resilience (19 January 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

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

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

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

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

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (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

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/