Today in disaster resilience (17 February 2017)

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news:

Current emergencies/disasters

Heavy floods create havoc on Northern California homes, roads http://www.kcra.com/article/heavy-floods-create-havoc-on-northern-california-homes-roads/8732807?src=app

NSW fires: Uarbry all but wiped out as firefighters continue to battle blazes http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/nsw-fires:-uarbry-wiped-out-as-crews-battle-blazes-in-nsw/8263820

Floodwaters claimed the life of another man trying to cross a road near the town http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-12/wa-floods-one-man-dead-another-missing-near-esperance/8263286

Oroville Dam risk: Thousands ordered to evacuate homes http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38952847

Drought Turns to Deluge in California http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89650&src=twitter-nh

NSW fires: Many residents yet to return to homes in fire-ravaged central west http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-14/residents-yet-to-return-to-homes-in-fire-ravaged-in-central-west/8267088?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Farmers in Great Southern begin to assess flood damage to property http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/western-australian-farmers-assess-flood-damage/8266224

Deadly Night time Earthquake Strikes Philippines http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/02/11/deadly-philippines-earthquake/

Queensland storm clean-up underway after lightning, heavy rain lashes south-east http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-14/queensland-storm-clean-up-underway-after-lightning-rain-bom/8267866

WA weather: Natural disaster declared over Swan Valley, other areas hit by flooding http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/premier-declares-natural-disaster-over-swan-valley-flood-areas/8265464

Indonesia – Floods and Landslides Leave 12 Dead, Thousands Affected http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-bali-february-2017

Severe floods hit Saudi Arabia after 3 months worth of rain in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2017/02/16/saudi-arabia-flood-february-2017/

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Feb 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bagana https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61669/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-Feb-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bagana-Suw.html

Firefighters halt advance of Port Hill wildfire on city homes in Christchurch http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/16/new-zealand-firefighters-halt-advance-wildfire-city-homes-christchurch/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Southern California is facing its strongest storm in years https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/02/16/southern-california-is-facing-its-strongest-winter-storm-in-years-heres-the-forecast/?utm_term=.1e95cb27cf14

Storm Dineo kills at least seven people in Mozambique http://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-storm-idUSKBN15V1LX

Disaster risk reduction

We may live in a post-truth era, but nature does not http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-barnett-nature-alternative-facts-20170210-story,amp.html

How the Shocks of Disasters are Impacted by the Stresses of Social Issues http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/How-the-shocks-of-disasters-are-impacted-by-the-stresses-of-social-issues.html

Protecting thousands of families living in Quito’s low-income neighbourhoods from disasters is an urgent task http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/metro-line-better-city-planning-to-aid-quitos-poor#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

We need a comprehensive housing approach to deal with heatwaves https://theconversation.com/we-need-a-comprehensive-housing-approach-to-deal-with-heatwaves-72800

New property fees proposed to raise money to fight Washington wildfires http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/new-bills-in-olympia-aim-to-prepare-washington-for-wildfire-season/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1

Building a future above the floodwaters https://asunow.asu.edu/20170208-global-engagement-building-future-above-floodwaters-asu-anthropologists

Ventura fault can cause stronger shaking and more damage https://watchers.news/2017/02/16/ventura-fault-study-model-february-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

What the Oroville Dam crisis tells us about natural infrastructure http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2017/02/15/what-the-oroville-dam-crisis-tells-us-about-natural-infrastructure/

How to manage global catastrophic risk https://www.brookings.edu/events/how-to-manage-global-catastrophic-risk/

Building a National Seismic Monitoring Center: NEIC from 2000 to the Present http://m.srl.geoscienceworld.org//content/early/2017/02/13/0220170023.full

Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent https://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/27/3/article/GSATG321A.1.htm

Oroville crisis highlights risky dams, spotty inspections around U.S. http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/nation/2017/02/15/dam-safety-infrastructure-oroville/97921650/

High River flood homes being auctioned off by Alberta government http://www.newstalk770.com/2017/02/15/high-river-flood-homes-being-auctioned-off-by-alberta-government/

‘Virtual storms’ for Design of Coastal Flood Warning Systems and Defence https://www.hydro-international.com/content/news/virtual-storms-for-design-of-coastal-flood-warning-systems-and-defence

Floodscore is a simple yet useful tool that provides flood scores for single locations based on their risk to fluvial, pluvial and coastal flooding http://www.ambiental.co.uk/quantifying-flood-risk-and-claims-at-the-property-level/

 

Tabqa Dam at risk of ‘catastrophic’ flooding, UN warns http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/150220172

Emergency management

Review of a paper: the Dongla Landslide in Sichuan, China http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/02/09/dongla-landslide/

More details emerging on Western Australia’s new rural fire service and it is not part of the DFES https://emergency.life/2017/02/09/%F0%9F%87%A6%F0%9F%87%BA-more-details-emerging-on-western-australias-new-rural-fire-service-and-it-is-not-part-of-the-dfes/

5 essentials for the first 72 hours of disaster response https://medium.com/@UNOCHA/5-essentials-for-the-first-72-hours-of-disaster-response-51746452bc88#.90go2olax

Supporting civil authorities in the event of a domestic outbreak of a pandemic disease https://disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov/record/14344

Real-time updates of storms will help forecasters track and predict where the most damage could occur https://eos.org/articles/noaa-video-shows-satellite-views-of-louisiana-tornadoes

PG&E to Implement Earthquake Warning Technology http://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/87782

How Early Warning Systems Can Help Save People From Mudslides http://www.ictworks.org/2017/02/13/how-iot-early-warning-systems-can-help-save-people-from-mudslides/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

1931 earthquake survivors share stories at Napier tea http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11799292

We need to think about redefining citizenship in the Anthropocene https://theconversation.com/we-need-to-think-about-redefining-citizenship-in-the-anthropocene-72138

Learning for Sustainability http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002472/247275E.pdf

YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY Season 1 Now on YouTube http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/announcement/season-1-now-youtube/

Social Media and Emergency Management

“Social media is used for information, emotion and opinion but is not necessarily a useful way to learn as an evacuation proceeds” https://preparednessthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/oroville-evacuation-dont-rely-on-technology/

How learning communities form within the climate conversation on Twitter https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-the-climate-change-conversation-on-twitter-in-2016

Twitter Alerts Another Tool For Your Emergency Toolbox https://palmcentrix.com/2017/02/twitter-alerts/

Disaster psychology

PTSD and Communities http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/community/index.asp

The Ostrich Paradox http://wdp.wharton.upenn.edu/book/ostrich-paradox/?&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=salon&utm_campaign=ostrich-paradox&utm_content=link

Our memories are short — even when the consequences have already proven deadly http://www.salon.com/2017/02/12/why-disasters-repeat-themselves-we-ignore-the-lessons-of-the-past-at-our-own-expense/

Social capital and disasters

Building Belonging in an Age of Divisiveness http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kim-samuel/where-is-the-love-buildin_b_14372250.html

In Japan tsunami city, people power turns disaster into opportunity http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/51848

The Tohoku disasters reinforce past evidence about the importance of social networks and social capital in disaster recovery https://theconversation.com/recovering-from-disasters-social-networks-matter-more-than-bottled-water-and-batteries-69611

 

Today in disaster resilience (9 December 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Death Toll Rises to 14 in Gatlinburg; Residents Get First Look at Wildfire Devastation https://www.wunderground.com/news/tennessee-gatlinburg-sevier-fires-death-toll?__prclt=ncnQaac1

Popocatepetl volcanic update http://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=341090

Intense thunderstorm hits Sydney, New South Wales https://watchers.news/2016/12/05/sydney-storm-december-5-2016/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thailand – Floods in South Leave 11 Dead and 350,000 Affected http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-south-december-2016

Vietnam – Deadly Floods Strike Central Region for Third Time in 8 Weeks http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-deadly-floods-december-2016

Spain – Torrential Rain and Floods Leave 2 Dead http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-costa-del-sol-december-2016

Koh Phangan Island declared as disaster zone after heavy rain http://kohphangannews.org/high-alert/koh-phangan-island-declared-disaster-zone-heavy-rain-3382.html

One dead after Mt Warning campers struck by lightning, rescue operation underway http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-06/mt-warning-death-campers-struck-by-lightning-nsw-police/8095280

Heavy flooding in Thailand kills 14, inundates tourist isles http://news.trust.org/item/20161206053115-ixp3w/

Indonesia earthquake: frantic rescue efforts as at least 97 people killed in Aceh province http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/07/earthquake-rocks-indonesias-aceh-province-several-dead/

6.2 Magnitude Quake Rocks Trinidad & Tobago, But No Tsunami Worry http://www.caribbean360.com/news/trinidad_tobago_news/6-2-magnitude-quake-rocks-trinidad-no-tsunami-alert-issued

Solomon Islands rocked by magnitude-7.8 quake, widespread tsunami warning issued across Pacific http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-09/solomon-islands-rocked-by-powerful-earthquake/8105686

Disaster risk reduction

ABR Explorer: the missing link in disaster management http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/abr-explorer-disaster-management

Building transport resilience for the inevitable future disasters http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/87053620/building-transport-resilience-for-the-inevitable-future-disasters

Earthquake-prone list not the be-all and end-all http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/87106445/earthquakeprone-list-not-the-beall-and-endall

An earthquake worse than the ‘Big One’? Shattered New Zealand city shows danger of Seattle’s fault http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/earthquake-worse-than-big-one-ruined-new-zealand-city-christchurch-shows-danger-seattle-fault/?utm_content=buffer1a809&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_tw_m

Nigeria managed flood better in 2016 leading to less deaths, destruction – NEMA http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/217043-nigeria-managed-flood-better-2016-leading-less-deaths-destruction-nema.html

Bushfire disaster looms for Tasmania as conditions likened to 1967 http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/bushfire-disaster-looms-for-tasmania-as-conditions-likened-to-1967/news-story/51c42fdba58f714e567216419aecd886

Let’s build the infrastructure that no hurricane can erase https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/let-s-build-infrastructure-no-hurricane-can-erase?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

Lough Neagh: Winter flooding report urges review of water levels http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-38209870

Environment Canterbury welcomes Government earthquake legislation http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/87024359/environment-canterbury-welcomes-government-earthquake-legislation

CIDCO´s tidal-water drainage system averted flooding in monsoon http://india.smartcitiescouncil.com/article/cidco%C2%B4s-tidal-water-drainage-system-averted-flooding-monsoon

Copenhagen water project wins Nordic cities award http://www.thesourcemagazine.org/copenhagen-water-project-wins-nordic-cities-award/

Coastal Resilience mapping portal http://maps.coastalresilience.org/network/

Flood prediction improvement is possible! http://www.kn-i.com/blog/2016/01/flood-prediction/

Using environmental tracers to test the effectiveness of Natural Flood Management techniques https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectdetails.aspx?PJID=79481

£530m: The Hidden Economic Cost of Groundwater Flooding Revealed http://esi-consulting.co.uk/530m-hidden-economic-cost-groundwater-flooding-revealed/

Flexible modelling of extreme events https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectdetails.aspx?PJID=80653

Half surface water in some countries has been lost since 1980s https://www.newscientist.com/article/2115509-half-surface-water-in-some-countries-has-been-lost-since-1980s/

Providing flood hazard mapping and probabilistic flood risk assessment to support international governments http://www.ambiental.co.uk/flood-risk-modelling-for-the-state-of-santa-catarina-in-brazil/

Flood risk in Africa: an insurable peril https://www.cover.co.za/flood-risk-africa-insurable-peril/

Tsunami Risk to UK Higher Than Anticipated https://www.tidetimes.co.uk/news/tsunami-risk-to-uk-higher-than-anticipated/

Most U.K. coastal flooding caused by moderate, not extreme storms http://phys.org/news/2016-12-uk-coastal-moderate-extreme-storms.html

Achieving sustainable flood-risk management in the UK https://21stcenturychallenges.org/policy-network/policy-seminars/past-events/achieving-sustainable-flood-risk-management-in-the-uk-8th-november/

Report finds NSW and ACT annual bushfire costs projected to more than double by 2050 due to climate change http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/nsw-act-bushfires-report-2016

Spatial and temporal analysis of extreme sea level and storm surge events around the coastline of the UK http://www.nature.com/articles/sdata2016107

A Changing Climate: Water, Flooding and Historic Buildings https://heritagecalling.com/2016/12/07/a-changing-climate-water-flooding-and-historic-buildings/

Emergency management

State launches fire disaster mapping http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/tennessee/2016/12/02/state-launches-fire-disaster-mapping/94838412/

Virginia Flood Damage from Matthew Costliest Since Isabel, Officials Say http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2016/12/02/433824.htm

How New Mini-Satellites Could Impact Hurricane Forecasts http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/How-New-Mini-Satellites-Could-Impact-Hurricane-Forecasts.html

Storm Desmond: Hundreds unable to go home one year on http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-38194698

We’ve repaired and prepared – a year after storms caused devastating floods https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2016/12/05/weve-repaired-and-prepared-a-year-after-storms-caused-devastating-floods/

The Winter Floods of 2015/2016 in the UK http://www.ceh.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2015-2016%20Winter%20Floods%20report%20Low%20Res.pdf

A utility threshold model of herding–panic behavior in evacuation under emergencies based on complex network theory http://sim.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/11/28/0037549716678659.abstract

Here’s why computer models 10 days into the future cannot be trusted https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/12/06/heres-why-computer-models-ten-days-into-the-future-cannot-be-trusted/?utm_term=.a0fc6d526224

Supreme Court Upholds Hurricane Katrina Fraud Verdict Against State Farm http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/06/504572603/supreme-court-upholds-hurricane-katrina-fraud-verdict-against-state-farm

BoatUS Estimates Hurricane Matthew Damage to Recreational Boats at $110M http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2016/12/06/275392.htm

Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in Wildland Fire Management Must be Addressed http://myemail.constantcontact.com/AFE-Releases-Position-Paper-on-Sexual-Harassment—Gender-Discrimination.html?soid=1104469772907&aid=hvuJZr4AW6k

Louisiana in line for $1.243B more in federal flood relief funding http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/article_daf5803c-bbec-11e6-ba4b-737b4b0e2789.html

Opportunity knocks: Realising the potential of partnerships in the Nepal earthquake response http://reliefweb.int/report/nepal/opportunity-knocks-realising-potential-partnerships-nepal-earthquake-response

Sea spray studied to improve hurricane intensity forecasting https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161206111417.htm

Tennessee and Israel wildfires, New Zealand quake among expensive catastrophes in November: Aon Benfield http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/tennessee-israel-wildfires-new-zealand-quake-among-expensive-catastrophes-november-aon-benfield-1004105221/

Flood Response Using Earth Observation Data and Products https://eos.org/meeting-reports/flood-response-using-earth-observation-data-and-products

Gender & shelter: Good programming guidelines http://insights.careinternational.org.uk/publications/gender-shelter-good-programming-guidelines

New storm shelters ready in Birmingham before tornado season http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/12/3_birmingham_storm_shelters_to.html

Bushfire predictions at the fingertips of fire fighters http://phys.org/news/2016-12-bushfire-fingertips-fighters.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

And then the sea came back http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/soundproof/and-then-the-sea-came-back/8082192

Be Bushfire Ready http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/prepare_for_bushfire/be_bushfire_ready.jsp

Lifelong learning in active ageing discourse: its conserving effect on wellbeing, health and vulnerability https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ageing-and-society/article/lifelong-learning-in-active-ageing-discourse-its-conserving-effect-on-wellbeing-health-and-vulnerability/11AFC1CEF86DE712513A97FC9FDF2D63

Are you prepared for fire? http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/are-you-prepared-for-fire.html

At tsunami summit, high school students commit to curb risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/51166

Get Some Credits! Conserving Land to Reduce Flood Risk and Save Money https://geozoneblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/get-some-credits/

Zombie pedagogies: the problems with using the undead in public pedagogies for emergencies http://roar.uel.ac.uk/5236/

Engagement matters: tools for disaster resilient communities https://www.aidr.org.au/events/aidr-events/engagement-matters-tools-disaster-resilient-communities/

How to make a flood plan http://www.newground.co.uk/news-events-media/knowledge-centre/how-to-make-a-flood-plan/

GeoScience Videos: A Quarter of a Million Views Later https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2016/12/06/geoscience-videos-a-quarter-of-a-million-views-later/

Climate Resilience Means Meaningfully Engaging Vulnerable Communities in Urban Planning Processes http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/12/07/climate-resilience-means-meaningfully-engaging-vulnerable-communities-urban-planning-processes/?utm_content=buffer3e08e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Watch 15 Years Of Earthquakes Rock The Planet http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/earthquake-animation-noaa-pacific-tsunami_us_58420f7ce4b0c68e0480f908?utm_content=buffer14dc9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The causes of Earth’s transition are human and social so involve social scientists in defining the Anthropocene http://www.nature.com/news/involve-social-scientists-in-defining-the-anthropocene-1.21090

How to include animals in your emergency plan http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/emergency-planning-animals.php

Study Offers Coastal Communities Better Way To Prepare For Devastating Storms https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161129114430.htm

 

Enabling Stakeholder Involvement in Coastal Disaster Resilience Planning http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.12737/epdf

Social media and emergency management

There are 6 phases during a crisis on Twitter as shown in the Brussels attacks http://eena.org/download.asp?item_id=215

Twitter has become a popular social media platform for discussing climate change http://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-the-climate-change-conversation-on-twitter

During the tsunami warning that hit Japan in November 2016, the top issue facing disaster response teams was having to manage the impact of social media trolls http://www.getsignal.info/blog/2016/11/30/9-ways-civil-defence-combats-trolls-during-a-tsunami

Social media training for emergency managers http://whotv.com/2016/12/07/iowa-governmental-agencies-learn-social-media-strategy-to-improve-communication/

Facebook features like GIFs for comments, offline communications and shared photo albums are likely soon http://www.computerworld.com/article/3147740/social-media/zuckerberg-shows-off-upcoming-facebook-features.html

Psychology and disasters

Experts warn of mental health woes as wildfires ravage South https://apnews.com/98a40a494ba941569a1ccb9d4a0c6227/Experts-warn-of-mental-health-woes-as-wildfires-ravage-South?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

Research is showing that firefighter behavioral health problems are more long-term than single-event occurrences https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/147994018-Why-firefighter-PTSD-is-like-hypertension/

Family that fled Hurricane Matthew struggles with life in Charlotte http://www.wbtv.com/story/33942931/family-that-fled-hurricane-matthew-struggles-with-life-in-charlotte

Social capital and disasters

Social Capital and Climate Change Adaptation http://climatescience.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.001.0001/acrefore-9780190228620-e-342

Today in disaster resilience (18 November 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Seismic details of 7.5 magnitude NZ earthquake http://geoscope.ipgp.fr/index.php/en/catalog/earthquake-description?seis=us1000778i

Deadly 7.5 earthquake: Tsunami hits east coast, Waiau feared worst hit http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11747432

Severe wildfires spreading across the Southeast US https://watchers.news/2016/11/15/wildfire-southeast-us-november-2016/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Farmer saves cows trapped on tiny patch of turf after earthquake https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/11/15/farmer-saves-cows-trapped-on-tiny-patch-of-turf-after-earthquake/?tid=sm_tw

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Nov 2016: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Kerinci, Turrialba, Saban https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59946/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Nov-2016-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Kerinci-Turrialba-Saban.html

Search for child swept away by flash floods continues https://www.enca.com/south-africa/search-for-child-swept-away-by-flash-floods-continues

165 earthquakes within a radius of 150km of central Christchurch over 24 hours http://www.canterburyquakelive.co.nz/

Heavy rain inundates Indonesia, Tangerang under 2-m high waters https://watchers.news/2016/11/14/flood-indonesia-november-2016/

The Worst Wildfire In North Carolina History Is Devastating The State http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/wildfire-in-nc/

Dominican Republic Flood Relief https://www.youcaring.com/floodvictims-692321

Tornadoes hit Wales and Midlands http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38016701

Hundreds Hospitalized, Several Arrested in Southeast Wildfires http://abcnews.go.com/US/hundreds-hospitalized-breathing-difficulties-due-wildfires-southeast/story?id=43559886&cid=abcn_fb

Severe flooding hits the Dominican Republic, 20 000 evacuated https://watchers.news/2016/11/17/dominican-republic-severe-flood-november-2016/

Disaster risk reduction

Resilient Cities – Policy Highlights http://www.oecd.org/gov/regional-policy/resilient-cities-policy-highlights.htm

Natural hazards in Australia: extreme bushfire http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-016-1811-1

Firestorms: the bushfire/thunderstorm hybrids we urgently need to understand https://theconversation.com/firestorms-the-bushfire-thunderstorm-hybrids-we-urgently-need-to-understand-68426

Flooding is a ‘humanitarian crisis waiting to happen’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/climate-change-related-flooding-one-billion-people-risk-2060-warns-charity-a7031241.html

The lessons we need to learn to deal with the ‘creeping disaster’ of drought https://theconversation.com/the-lessons-we-need-to-learn-to-deal-with-the-creeping-disaster-of-drought-68172?utm_content=buffer4a6c3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Researchers explore gigantic volcanic eruptions that led to mass extinctions http://phys.org/news/2016-11-explore-gigantic-volcanic-eruptions-mass.html

Immoral hazard: the gender inequality of risk http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2016/11/op-ed-by-ded-glemarec-on-gender-inequality-of-risk

Lessons from the Rebuild by Design Competition After Hurricane Sandy http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2016/11/report-details-progress-and-challenges-in-regional-resiliency-four-years-after-sandy-107345

Report: Disasters Are Even More Disastrous Than We Think http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/11/14/502039441/report-disasters-are-even-more-disastrous-than-we-think

Understanding flash floods in five Edmonton neighbourhoods http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/understanding-flash-floods-in-five-edmonton-neighbourhoods

Dutch sports field helps mitigate flooding https://www.fastcoexist.com/3026880/this-sports-field-also-helps-save-the-city-from-flooding

Breaking the Link Between Extreme Weather and Extreme Poverty http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/11/14/breaking-the-link-between-extreme-weather-and-extreme-poverty?cid=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Papua New Guinea’s volcano risk https://www.wired.com/2016/11/papua-new-guinea-hides-dangerous-volcanoes-earth/

What are natural flood defences and do they work? http://www.countryfile.com/article/what-are-natural-flood-defences-and-do-they-work

Hurt by sea: how storm surges and sea-level rise make coastal life risky https://theconversation.com/hurt-by-sea-how-storm-surges-and-sea-level-rise-make-coastal-life-risky-68348

The western boundary of South America is an active subduction zone http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/pictures/2016/11/01/scientific-motivation/?platform=hootsuite

Small earthquakes could help warn of the next big quake in Australia https://theconversation.com/small-earthquakes-could-help-warn-of-the-next-big-quake-in-australia-68753

Why collaboration is key to flood risk management http://governmentbusiness.co.uk/features/why-collaboration-key-better-flood-risk-management

Vancouver is currently considering a number of options to strengthen the resilience of the city’s flood defence http://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13192-vancouver-mulls-$300m-to-$800m-flood-resilience-options

Facing up to the future: the City Resilience Index http://www.arup.com/city_resilience_index

Sydney’s homeowners face their property values being reduced, as the future risk of increasingly floods and bushfires grows http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/sydney-homeowners-face-properties-being-reduced-in-value-because-of-climate-change-climate-risk-group-says-20161115-gsq5mu.html

Bushfires might dominate the summertime headlines but storms and flooding pose the biggest disaster risk to Sydney’s economy http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/risk-room/sydneys-greatest-perils-floods-and-storms-20161109-gslxrz.html

Terrorism Deaths Fall Globally http://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/87593-terrorism-deaths-fall-globally?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

5 bold initiatives in flood resilience https://www.devex.com/news/5-bold-initiatives-in-flood-resilience-89036

Emergency management

Rebuilding Haiti, One Commune at a Time: Experience from Haitian People in Zabriko and Elsewhere http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/10/10/rebuilding-haiti-one-commune-time-experience-haitian-people-zabriko-and-elsewhere?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

The transport of Icelandic volcanic ash http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016JB013350/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+unavailable+on+Saturday+26th+November+2016+from+07:00-11:00+GMT+/+02:00-06:00+EST+/+15:00-19:00+SGT+for+essential+maintenance.++Apologies+for+the+inconvenience.

 ‘Kiwis are a unique type of tough’: a note from GeoNet’s director on responding to the monster quake http://thespinoff.co.nz/science/16-11-2016/kiwis-are-a-unique-type-of-tough-a-note-from-geonets-director-on-responding-to-the-monster-quake/

SA blackouts caused by seven tornadoes http://www.afr.com/news/politics/sa-blackouts-caused-by-seven-tornadoes-20161114-gsp0z9

Drivers over 65 are most likely to drive through flood water http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/consumer-news/97676/older-drivers-most-likely-to-drive-through-floods

When tsunami sirens work – Whangamata evacuates as Tauranga sleeps http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11749169

This stunning map shows that six faults – at least six – ruptured in the big Kaikoura quake http://thespinoff.co.nz/science/16-11-2016/this-stunning-map-shows-that-six-faults-at-least-six-ruptured-in-the-kaikoura-quake/

Sydney air pollution from scheduled burn led to 14 premature deaths, researchers find http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-16/sydney-back-burning-causes-14-premature-deaths-study-finds/8029160

Jet boating on flooded road: ‘It had to be done’ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11748573

Volunteer is a Firefighter’s Best Friend http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Volunteer-is-a-firefighters-best-friend.html?utm_content=buffer71398&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Wellington’s mid-rise buildings worst affected by earthquake http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11750524

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Explained: The science behind the quake http://www.nzherald.co.nz/christchurch-earthquake/news/article.cfm?c_id=1502981&objectid=11747504&ref=rss

A tale of two disasters: Communities connecting and learning from each other http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50959

Natural hazards in Australia: droughts http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-016-1798-7

Schools are a key to building resilience in vulnerable communities http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/dirt/1265068/building-community-resilience-ground

Empowering Women after the Arab Spring http://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/978-1-137-55747-6

Uganda integrates disaster risk reduction into school curriculum http://reliefweb.int/report/uganda/uganda-integrates-disaster-risk-reduction-school-curriculum

Participatory approach to mapping urban risk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB5Woye7ZPg&feature=youtu.be

Northlanders urged to take tsunami sirens seriously http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11747735

Protecting your home and business from wildfire https://disastersafety.org/wildfire/

World Antibiotic Awareness Week http://www.fao.org/antimicrobial-resistance/en/?utm_source=faohomepage&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=featurebar

Communities are the key to resilience – first to be affected and the first to respond to disaster http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/11/06/resilience-isnt-only-about-infrastructure-how-can-we-better-support-community-based-environmental-stewardship-in-readiness-response-and-recovery-from-disturbance/?utm_content=buffer1e535&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tsunami education plays a critical role when taking steps towards increasing the resilience of coastal communities around the world http://www.noaa.gov/stories/noaa-science-on-sphere-visualizations-show-tsunami-impacts-around-globe

Channel communities prepare to mark 50 years since Black Tuesday bushfires http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-17/channel-memories-of-the-1967-black-tuesday-bushfires/8032844

Resilient Esperance remains strong one year on from ‘unstoppable’ bushfires http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-17/resilient-esperance-remains-strong-one-year-bushfires/8031400

Social media and emergency management

Facebook usage and engagement is on the rise, while adoption of other platforms holds steady http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/11/11/social-media-update-2016/

Facebook hot topics https://insights.fb.com/category/hot-topics/2016/10/region/australia/

How smartphone alerts can increase Americans’ safety abroad during times of uncertainty http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty

Social Media in Academia https://www.routledge.com/Social-Media-in-Academia-Networked-Scholars/Veletsianos/p/book/9781138822757

Emergency agencies use social media three times more than voluntary organisations and the private sector http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2016/11/15/survey-results-social-media-management-in-2016

Social media use by police has matured a lot in recent years http://blogs.lexisnexis.com/public-safety/2015/03/social-media-policy-check-list/

Social media use being blocked in many countries https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-net/freedom-net-2016

The rise of the connected citizen https://www.hpe.com/us/en/insights/001/the-rise-of-the-connected-citizen.html

Survey: 8 in 10 Brits are now using emojis to communicate in texts and social media https://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/latest/emoji-fastest-growing-new-language-22835

Social Media’s Globe-Shaking Power http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/17/technology/social-medias-globe-shaking-power.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=0

23 Tips & Tricks to a Successful Emergency Preparedness Social Media Campaign http://www.campussafetymagazine.com/article/23_tips_tricks_to_a_successful_emergency_preparedness_social_media_campaign/Florida_State_University?utm_content=buffer61b6b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Digital Storytelling: One powerful tweet can be shared thousands of times and shift mindsets https://medium.com/@350/digital-storytelling-in-the-era-of-climate-change-f74a3cccdcd8#.ov4l6vybx

Psychology and disasters

Psychology and cyclones: Why we don’t prepare, and what we can learn from other cultures http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-07/psychology-and-cyclones-why-we-dont-prepare/8001588?pfmredir=sm

Take this Resilience Test — How Well Do You Bounce Back? https://medium.com/@karennimmo/tough-times-dont-last-tough-people-do-f8a4a3edf6de#.aq8fkzc1d

Why Building Young Boys’ Mental Resilience Is So Important As A Parent http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/young-boys-mental-resilience-advice-parents_uk_58076a6fe4b0dcd029905959?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Social capital and disasters

Social capital builds resilience in Central Queensland  flood prone community http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-14/depot-hill-will-not-be-moved/8006458?section=qld

Encouraging Neighbors to See Eye to Eye http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2016/11/encouraging-neighbors-to-see-eye-to-eye/507971/?utm_source=feed

Today in disaster resilience (11 November 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

NSW bushfires: Dozens of fires still burning with more than a dozen uncontained http://linkis.com/www.smh.com.au/envir/xSv0n

Tornado Strikes Near Rome, Italy, Killing Two, Injuring Dozens https://weather.com/news/news/tornado-italy-cesano-ladispoli-rome?cm_ven=T_WX_BD_110616_1

Rainstorms kill three in Albania, flooding land and highway http://www.reuters.com/article/us-albania-floods-idUSKBN1332LH?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Nov 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59853/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Nov-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-Ne.html

Red Cross responds to severe flooding in Vietnam http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/asia-pacific/vietnam/red-cross-responds-to-severe-flooding-in-vietnam-73659/

Heavy rains wreak havoc in Penang http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/11/08/heavy-rains-wreak-havoc-in-penang-island-in-lockdown-as-traffic-comes-to-a-crawl/

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Nov 2016: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59862/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Nov-2016-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-Sabancaya.html

Flash floods kill at least two in Ekurhuleni, flights diverted http://www.enca.com/south-africa/one-person-drowned-in-johannesburg-flash-floods?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Severe flooding in Balkans forces hundreds to evacuate https://watchers.news/2016/11/09/flood-serbia-albania-montenegro-november-2016/

Pemberton residents begin cleanup after heavy flooding http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/pemberton-cleaning-up-after-floods-1.3845493

Flooding in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines https://pressroom.oecs.org/flooding-in-st-vincent-and-the-grenadines

Several People Missing After Flash Flood Hits South Africa’s Biggest City, ‘Johannesburg’ http://howafrica.com/several-people-missing-after-flash-flood-hits-south-africas-biggest-city-johannesburg/

Disaster risk reduction

Anticipating future risk in social-ecological systems using fuzzy cognitive mapping: the case of wildfire in the Chiquitania, Bolivia http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol21/iss4/art18/

Innovating with the past: How to create resilience through heritage http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/innovating-past-how-create-resilience-through-heritage?CID=SURR_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Climate change, agriculture and food security http://www.fao.org/publications/sofa/sofa2016/en/

The geology that causes Italy’s spine to quake https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/06/geology-italy-earthquakes-apennines-tectonic-plates-norcia-terrawatch?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

Asia adopts ambitious Sendai plan http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50912

Penang to address flooding issue in 2017 budget http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2050463

Planning for a rainy day: there’s still lots to learn about Australia’s flood patterns https://theconversation.com/planning-for-a-rainy-day-theres-still-lots-to-learn-about-australias-flood-patterns-68170

Modern Approaches to Stormwater Management https://sourceable.net/modern-approaches-to-stormwater-management/

New framework unifies existing models for better analysis of floods produced by heavy rain events https://eos.org/research-spotlights/modeling-rainfall-runoff?utm_term=0_f923f18da4-f53382df69-286674909

Hornsby residents top the list of bushfire exposed homes in the greater Sydney area http://www.smh.com.au/environment/the-10-sydney-regions-most-exposed-to-bushfire-risk-20161107-gsk08y.html

How Much Do Wetlands Reduce Property Damage During Hurricanes? http://blog.nature.org/science/2016/10/24/how-much-do-wetlands-reduce-property-damage-during-storms-and-hurricanes/

How the Ghana Floods animation was created http://datascience-africa.org/2016/11/ghana-floods-animation-created/

Farmers call for a bigger role in debate over future of UK’s flood management http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/farmers-call-for-a-bigger-role-in-debate-over-future-of-uk-s-flood-management/story-29862228-detail/story.html

International Volcano Scientists Unite https://www.usgs.gov/news/international-volcano-scientists-unite

Italy faces more earthquakes in near future, scientists warn https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/05/italy-faces-more-earthquakes-scientists-warn

Seaside Voters Back Bond To Move Schools From Tsunami Zone http://www.opb.org/news/series/election-2016/seaside-schools-tsunami-zone-vote-result/

An Ancient Tsunami That Ended a Civilization Gets Another Look http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/science/santorini-akrotiri-tsunami.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur

New revolutionary house which can raise itself above flood water planned for near Spalding http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/new-revolutionary-house-which-can-raise-itself-above-flood-water-planned-for-near-spalding-1-7666404

Improving Global Flood Forecasting using Satellite Detected Flood Extent http://dspace.library.uu.nl/handle/1874/329238

Vancouver Weighs Options for Flood Resilience https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/vancouver-climate-change-resilience-strategies

Morpeth flood scheme scoops national award http://neconnected.co.uk/morpeth-flood-scheme-scoops-national-award/?platform=hootsuite

$33M for Calgary flood mitigation projects announced http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/flood-mitigation-calgary-ottawa-bonnybrook-sunnyside-stormwater-wastewater-funding-1.3845340

Geospatial Work Identifies High-Risk Flooding Areas in Egypt Region http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2016/11/10-32291_Geospatial-Work-Identifies-High-Risk-Flooding-Area_story-wide.html

Australia shifts and tilts back and forth by several millimetres each year https://news.agu.org/press-release/australian-continent-shifts-with-the-seasons-study-finds/

Emergency management

Landslides from the Norcia earthquake sequence in Italy http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/11/04/norcia-earthquake/

Risks to women and girls soar in hurricane-slammed Haiti http://www.unfpa.org/news/risks-women-and-girls-soar-hurricane-slammed-haiti

‘Where is everybody’? Towns are desperate after Matthew, but no one is coming to help http://www.centredaily.com/news/nation-world/national/article112908473.html

NASA and FEMA Conduct Asteroid Impact Emergency Planning Exercise http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-and-fema-conduct-asteroid-impact-emergency-planning-exercise

Early recovery in Haiti: Localize the relief effort to avoid the aid dependency trap http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2016/11/4/Early-recovery-in-Haiti-Localize-the-relief-effort-to-avoid-the-aid-dependency-trap-.html

Hurricane Matthew brought town’s demise, needs a ‘miracle’ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ef0c96ad988042b9a04b335e394b5177/hurricane-matthew-brought-towns-demise-needs-miracle

After the Florence Flood: Saving Vasari’s ‘Last Supper’ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/06/arts/design/after-the-florence-flood-saving-vasaris-last-supper.html

‘Enough is enough’: Flood relief welcome news in Mill Woods http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/enough-is-enough-flood-relief-welcome-news-in-mill-woods-1.3845772

Disaster education, communications and engagement

People dismiss bushfire alert as ‘spam or white noise’ https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/33099707/people-dismiss-bushfire-alert-as-spam-or-white-noise/

Tales of resilience scoop film awards http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50913

Civic Engagement Research, Projects, and Guides https://www.wethinq.com/en/blog/2016/09/15/civic-engagement-resources.html

7 questions to test your flood survival skills https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/286877/7-questions-to-test-your-flood-survival-skills

Social media and emergency management

Traditional television dominated viewing of the Olympics compared with apps and social media http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/opinion/rio-olympics-dish-up-a-digital-disaster-for-broadcasters/news-story/983c1dcf50061b14565e4c5d0944ab70

You should be thinking about your bushfire safety, not selfies for social media http://www.autoblog.com/2016/11/07/selfie-raging-brush-fire-australia/

Posts on social media about political candidates and social issues are actually changing minds — well, 1 in 5 minds https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/11/07/your-political-posts-on-social-media-are-actually-changing-minds-sometimes-2/

Psychology and disasters

Traumatic stresses can have an inoculating effect providing us with enhanced resilience to future crises https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/think-act-be/201610/7-ways-survivors-can-grow-after-trauma?utm_source=FacebookPost&utm_medium=FBPost&utm_campaign=FBPost

Elderly may face increased dementia risk after a disaster https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/elderly-dementia-risk-after-disaster/

Gender Difference in Spatial Ability Influenced by Task Context https://www.geolounge.com/gender-difference-spatial-ability-influenced-task-context/

When You Can’t Make Make Mental Maps: Developmental Topographical Disorientation https://www.geolounge.com/how-developmental-topographical-disorientation-affects-the-ability-of-some-people-to-make-mental-maps/

Today in disaster resilience (4 November 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Italy quake: Norcia tremor destroys ancient buildings http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37814975

Italy quake: Aerial footage of devastation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37817721?ocid=socialflow_twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Oct 2016: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59726/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-Oct-2016-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 31 Oct 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59736/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-Oct-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Turria.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Nov 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59754/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Nov-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-Sinabu.html

State of emergency declared for Alabama after Colonial pipeline incident http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pipeline-blast-alabama-emergency-idUSKBN12W4VP?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5819095b04d3013cd732a920&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Nov 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59764/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Nov-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-.html

Vietnam – Further Flooding in Central Provinces Leaves 2 Dead and Thousands of Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-ha-tinh-quang-tri-quang-binh-flood-november-2016

Disaster risk reduction

Some years when flooding is bad, the water goes up to more than one metre https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/a-glimpse-of-climate-change-in-senegal

Prone to Earthquakes and Volcano Eruptions, Should Italy Prepare for ‘The Big One’? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/30/prone-to-earthquakes-and-volcano-eruptions-should-italy-prepare-for-the-big-one.html

Why Italy faces constant threat of earthquakes http://news.sky.com/story/why-italy-faces-constant-threat-of-earthquakes-10638394

What measures can be taken to reduce the mortality from future hazardous events, including disasters? http://disasterdoc.org/how-do-people-die-in-disasters/

Why have fires gotten larger in recent decades? http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/10/29/why-have-fires-gotten-larger-in-recent-decades/

Opening up a world of data for resilience: A global effort to help access and use countries’ disaster risk information http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/opening-world-data-resilience-global-effort-help-access-and-use-countries-disaster-risk-information

Floating homes: a solution to flooding, crowded cities and unaffordable housing https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/oct/29/floating-homes-architecture-build-water-overcrowding-cities-unaffordable-housing

The Excess Heat Factor as a metric for heat-related fatalities: defining heatwave risk categories https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-31-04-13

Sandy’s Lessons Lost: Jersey Shore Rebuilds in Sea’s Inevitable Path https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25102016/hurricane-sandy-new-jersey-shore-rebuild-climate-change-rising-sea-chris-christie

Seismic Rift: Vancouver is vulnerable http://theprovince.com/feature/b-c-earthquake-threatens-vancouver-buildings?platform=hootsuite

How Can We Finance the Resilient Cities of the Future? http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/10/11/how-can-we-finance-the-resilient-cities-of-the-future

Nepal drains dangerous Everest lake http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37797559

A new, independent report will help people better protect their homes and businesses from risk of flooding https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-support-gives-property-owners-better-protection-from-flooding

NOAA Research grants support continued tornado research in the Southeast http://research.noaa.gov/News/NewsArchive/LatestNews/TabId/684/ArtMID/1768/ArticleID/11947/NOAA-Research-grants-support-continued-tornado-research-in-the-Southeast.aspx

Seismic risks remain after Italian quakes http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37839612

The global annual average loss from flooding over the last decade has been $48bn http://www.rics.org/uk/news/news-insight/comment/deep-water-horizon-wbef/#.WBh_kMJlkdA.twitter

Measures that householders and businesses can install to protect their premises from the worst effects of flooding https://21stcenturychallenges.org/2016/10/28/keeping-floods-at-bay-property-level-protection/

Young people between 18 and 24 are leaving themselves vulnerable to the devastating effects of flooding http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/young-people-most-at-risk-of-devastation-caused-by-flooding-new-survey-shows/story-29857355-detail/story.html

Future flood prevention in the UK http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmenvfru/115/115.pdf

Risk experts: Candidates not focusing on biggest threats https://apnews.com/2ffebf4cc62e4fc48a8fddfd110c975b/Risk-experts:-Candidates-not-focusing-on-biggest-threats

Barely passable grade on flood preparedness demands immediate action: report http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/associations/barely-passable-grade-flood-preparedness-demands-immediate-action-report-1004102613/

Reduce flood risk through rewilding, says new report http://www.rewildingbritain.org.uk/magazine/rewilding-flooding-report

Social and Political Dynamics of Flood Risk, Recovery and Response http://geography.exeter.ac.uk/media/universityofexeter/schoolofgeography/winterfloods/documents/Butler_et_al_2016_Socia_Political_DynamicsFloods.pdf

Prescribed burning operational risk framework http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/prescribed-burning-operational-risk-framework

National Position on Prescribed Burning http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/national-position-on-prescribed-burning

Transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk: Insights from a year of research https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3041&utm_content=buffer87bf0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Newcastle University expert sets out new approach to flood management http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2016/11/floodingreport/

Italian Earthquakes Are Part of a Sequence http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d8k62

Chart: 25 Years of Growth in The World’s Largest Cities http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-25-years-growth-worlds-largest-cities?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

Lloyd’s City Risk Index http://www.lloyds.com/cityriskindex/

Emergency management

GPS is Critical Tool for Volcano Monitoring http://bigislandnow.com/2016/10/28/gps-is-critical-tool-for-volcano-monitoring/

How Louisiana Turned Disaster Into Dollars http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/10/louisiana-disaster-recovery-hurricane-katrina-214398

Four Years After Sandy, NYC Businesses Still Need Help With Disaster Readiness https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/four-years-after-sandy-nyc-businesses-still-need-help-with-disaster-readine

Climate adaption is our role as emergency managers http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/emergency-managers-adapting-to-the-impacts-of-climate-change.html?utm_content=buffer96f86&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The ifs and buts of long-term weather forecasting https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/oct/31/ifs-buts-long-term-weather-forecasting-weatherwatch?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Verizon Tests Drone LTE Network in Emergency Drill http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0002/verizon-tests-drone-lte-network-in-emergency-drill/279750#.WBiQ54ScEPM.twitter

Governor McCrory Moves to Help Protect Consumers from Flooded Vehicle Fraud https://governor.nc.gov/press-release/governor-mccrory-moves-help-protect-consumers-flooded-vehicle-fraud

B.C. announces first step in province-wide earthquake warning system http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-announces-first-step-in-province-wide-earthquake-warning-system-1.3832239?platform=hootsuite

After the storm: building tactical lessons capability http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/after-the-storm-building-tactical-lessons-capability

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tips and advice to prepare your property http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/prepare-your-property/

Emergency WA website publishing real-time WA bushfire information ahead of ‘risky’ fire season http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-23/emergency-services-launch-new-website-ahead-of-bushfire-season/7958164

#FloodAware: check your risk https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/49005-floodaware-check-your-risk

The Resilience Dialogues: Connecting Communities with Scientists and Practitioners https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/10/31/resilience-dialogues-connecting-communities-scientists-and-practitioners

The idea that humans are ephemeral compared to the workings of nature isn’t as persuasive as it once was http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/10/aeon-deep-time/505922/

Preparedness for Seniors http://preparesocal.org/red-cross-informed/seniors/

The 1755 Nov.1st Great Lisbon Earthquake: a seismological, historical and cultural landmark http://stephaneonblogger.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/the-1755-nov1st-great-lisbon-earthquake_1.html

Flood of weather warning terms fuels confusion http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/11/01/national-weather-service-watch-warning-advisory-change/93074070/

There is a need to communicate more effectively what climate science says about event attribution http://public.wmo.int/en/resources/bulletin/unnatural-disasters-communicating-linkages-between-extreme-events-and-climate

In AD 365 Crete was hit by an extraordinarily powerful earthquake https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/media/Documents/magazine-extras/Geography%20Review/GeogRev%20Vol%2030%20No%202/GeographyReview30_2Poster.pdf?ext=.pdf

Downloadcenter for statistics on natural catastrophes https://www.munichre.com/en/reinsurance/business/non-life/natcatservice/index.html

A film about flooding, and what we can do now https://thetopofthetree.uk/film/highwater/

Emergency Preparedness Cartoons http://evaq8.co.uk/cartoons.html

Lifelong Learning https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2015/11/lifelong-learning/

Prominent scientists are propagating new versions of the old idea that reality revolves around us https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/the-rise-of-neo-geocentrism/

Environment Agency launches Flood Awareness Campaign https://www.gov.uk/government/news/young-people-leaving-themselves-vulnerable-to-flooding

School bushfire education program draws on research http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2016/school-bushfire-education-program-draws-research

Resilience Ambassadors Program – applications now open https://www.aidr.org.au/projects/resilience-ambassadors-program/

World Tsunami Awareness Day http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/139606-world-tsunami-awareness-day.html

Does history unfold randomly and by chance, or are there underlying patterns and deep connections between its parts? https://aeon.co/essays/how-chance-and-probability-affect-the-path-of-big-history

Homeowner’s Guide to Flood Resilience http://knowyourfloodrisk.co.uk/sites/default/files/FloodGuide_ForHomeowners.pdf

Social media and emergency management

How Facebook is pushing you to be more political http://www.businessinsider.com.au/facebook-politics-election-day-2016-10?r=UK&IR=T

12 strategic steps to help you get the most from social media http://www.local.gov.uk/social-media-strategy

‘Influencers’ feel motivated to share information about an emergency using social media http://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/the-wisdom-of-a-crowd-warnings-of-the-future/

Psychology and disasters

Preparing researchers to manage traumatic research http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2016/09/23/preparing-researchers-to-manage-traumatic-research/#more-10757

Why do people empathise with others? http://pro.psychcentral.com/empathy-the-oxygen-of-civilization/0016355.html#

Fear grips quake-hit communities following Italy’s strongest tremor in decades http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/europe-central-asia/italy/fear-grips-quake-hit-communities-following-italys-strongest-tremor-in-decades-73648/

People Are Oblivious and/or Don’t Care About Disasters http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/people-are-oblivious-and-or-dont-care-about-disasters.html

Can we halt firefighter suicide? http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/138999018-Can-we-halt-firefighter-suicide/

Why does failure cause some people to bounce back even better than before? https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201610/8-things-remember-when-you-fail

‘I Will Never Again Live Near Water’ http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/I-will-never-again-live-near-water-Weeks-after-Matthew-Chesapeake-residents-still-seeking-help.html?utm_content=buffer178b0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Social capital and disasters

The community was found to have an innate capacity to persevere and utilize resources to manage and transcend adversity and restore equilibrium https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/disaster-impact-on-impoverished-area-of-us-an-inter-professional-mixed-method-study/8B77F713E69D3A6C95FD597B7C930F25

Local politicians as linking social capital: an empirical test of political behavior after Japan’s 3/11 disasters http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2503-x?view=classic

Today in disaster resilience(21 October 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

State Of Emergency Issued For Nevada Because Of Wildfires http://www.ksgf.com/news/state-of-emergency-issued-for-nevada-because-of-wildfires

Deadly floods inundate central Vietnam http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/10/deadly-floods-inundate-central-vietnam-161016102856637.html

128 houses damaged, no one injured: Manzanita grateful, but long clean-up ahead http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/10/128_houses_damaged_one-third_o.html

Thousands flee in Philippines as Typhoon Sarika causes landslides and flooding http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2028506/thousands-flee-typhoon-flogs-philippines-causing-landslides

Typhoon Sarika to unleash torrential rain in China, Vietnam following deadly flooding http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/typhoon-sarika-to-bring-heavy-rain-china-vietnam-flooding/60748561

Typhoon Haima is forecast to more directly impact central and northern Luzon http://mashable.com/2016/10/18/super-typhoon-haima-philippines/#IqrkdPdNMkqk

Flood alert issued over fears the River Thames is set to burst its banks http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-weather-flood-alert-issued-over-fears-thames-set-to-burst-its-banks-a3371571.html

Super Typhoon Haima: Philippines evacuates thousands in storm’s path http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37707593?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_news_asia&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Oct 2016: Colima volcano, Bromo, Dukono, Turrialba, Bulusan, Nevado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59583/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Oct-2016-Colima-volcano-Bromo-Dukono-Turrialba-Bulusan-Nevado-d.html

Disaster risk reduction

Towards a more equal city http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/Towards_a_More_Equal_City_Framing_the_Challenges_and_Opportunities.pdf

Aletsch landslide: significant acceleration of movement http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/10/14/aletsch-landslide-2/

Ban Ki-Moon says new disaster mortality report “a damning indictment of inequality” http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50600

Natural disasters are costing more but killing less http://www.smh.com.au/national/natural-disasters-are-costing-more-but-killing-less-20161012-gs0gr3.html

Does Charleston area development bear some blame for Hurricane Matthew flooding? http://www.postandcourier.com/20161016/161019760/does-charleston-area-development-bear-some-blame-for-hurricane-matthew-flooding

A disaster that does not happen saves lives and money http://news.trust.org/item/20161013115243-3s6eq/

Why localizing global agendas matters to address urbanization, climate change https://blogs.adb.org/blog/why-localizing-global-agendas-matters-address-urbanization-climate-change

FEMA’s Flood Maps Will Soon Account for ‘Climate Change’  http://www.villagevoice.com/news/femas-flood-maps-will-soon-account-for-climate-change-and-other-newfangled-ideas-9233757

‘Housing plans with flood risk approved’ http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/housing-plans-with-flood-risk-approved-1-8184790

The World’s Poorest Most at Risk From Drought, Conflict http://www.climatecentral.org/news/worlds-poorest-most-at-risk-from-drought-conflict-20793

Aging dams could be next US infrastructure emergency http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/301615-aging-dams-could-pose-next-infrastructure-emergency-in-us

16 Asian nations to discuss disaster risk reduction http://nation.com.pk/national/16-Oct-2016/16-asian-nations-to-discuss-disaster-risk-reduction

Volcanoes might have forced early humans out of Africa, altering the course of our evolution http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/volcanoes-forced-early-humans-out-africa-altering-course-our-evolution-1586852

Review of Economic Benefits from Fuel Reduction Treatments in the Fire Prone Forests of the Southwestern United States https://gallery.mailchimp.com/35f64585b7351c71937d858e9/files/Econ_Final_Web.pdf?utm_source=SW+Fire+Science+Consortium&utm_campaign=ab071705be-Econ_student_board&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b55a38cb2-ab071705be-103138129

Costs of wildfire are ever increasing, the amount of money allocated to pre-wildfire mitigation activities have exponentially decreased https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2016/10/13/the-paper-economic-benefits-of-fuel-reduction-treatments-provides-unique-insight-about-analyzing-benefits-of-fuels-projects-from-an-economist-s-point-of-view#.WAJ5sYrjQPU.twitter

How To Increase A City’s Resilience: The New Orleans Way http://www.forbes.com/sites/federicoguerrini/2016/10/18/how-to-increase-a-citys-resilience-the-new-orleans-way/#1b16e9f0ada9

Non-structural disaster risk reduction measures are on average more cost efficient than their structural counterparts http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50665

How would an Alpine Fault quake affect NZ? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11729209

2 San Francisco-area earthquake faults found to be connected http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/10/19/2-san-francisco-area-earthquake-faults-found-to-be-connected.html

There Won’t Be Resilient Coastal Cities in the 22nd Century http://rebelmetropolis.org/there-wont-be-resilient-coastal-cities-in-the-22nd-century/

A conceptual approach for evaluating the multiple benefits of urban flood management practices http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50456

How a new playground is helping Rotterdam deal with its flooding problem http://www.citymetric.com/fabric/how-new-playground-helping-rotterdam-deal-its-flooding-problem-2524

Fighting the recurrent threat of floods http://prise.odi.org/comment-fighting-the-recurrent-threat-of-floods/

Flood Management: The Soft Path https://www.internationalrivers.org/flood-management-the-soft-path

Emergency management

Cyclists rescue three from car at flooded ford http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-37672259

Mock Disaster Training Hones Response Skills http://www.emergencymgmt.com/training/Mock-disaster-training-hones-response-skills.html

In Eastern North Carolina, Matthew ‘worse than Floyd’ http://www.wral.com/in-eastern-north-carolina-matthew-worse-than-floyd-/16120767/?platform=hootsuite

Insurance and telecoms firms turn to drones for disaster recovery http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/10/17/insurance-and-telecoms-firms-turn-drones-disaster-recovery

The Herculean task facing Haiti https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-herculean-task-facing-haiti/2016/10/16/e6e5a008-90c6-11e6-a6a3-d50061aa9fae_story.html?utm_term=.254fc033b631

Firefighters can learn a lot from a dollhouse http://www.jumpseattraining.com/firefighters-can-learn-a-lot-from-a-dollhouse/

Local Vietnamese Officials Say Dam Operators Made Flooding Worse http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/local-vietnamese-officials-10172016150458.html

Zika and Ebola had a much worse effect on women: we need more research to address this in future https://theconversation.com/zika-and-ebola-had-a-much-worse-effect-on-women-we-need-more-research-to-address-this-in-future-64868

Women’s Experiences in Local Emergency Management https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9yDnpr_Y0EBqIiEMCrn2DGlCvvNM3VVb6r4Z058MndoJGDQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

The effectiveness of early warning systems in the management of urban flooding in Nigeria https://ugecviewpoints.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/the-effectiveness-of-early-warning-systems-in-the-management-of-urban-flooding-in-nigeria/

What Was It That Delivered Historic Rainfall to Louisiana? http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/What-Was-It-That-Delivered-Historic-Rainfall-to-Louisiana-/?utm_content=bufferd4b68&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Timely, Reliable Response to Natural Disasters Benefits Households and Economies—Substantially http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/09/30/timely-reliable-response-to-natural-disasters-benefits-households-and-economies?CID=FAM_TT_FinanceMarkets_EN_EXT

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Restless Earth Workshop for Year 10 Geography students http://www.cartography.org.uk/members/education-schools/welcome-to-the-bcs-restless-earth-workshop/

A scientist who was encouraged to write her own press release http://blogs.agu.org/sciencecommunication/2016/10/13/writing-press-release/

FloodHelpNY – Find out about NYC’s flood risk http://www.floodhelpny.org/

Watch a simulation of an 8.0 earthquake striking Southern California http://www.fresnobee.com/news/state/california/article75791907.html

What’s the Plan, Stan? is a resource to support schools, teachers, students, and parents to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for emergency events http://www.whatstheplanstan.govt.nz/

Kiwi kids will be better prepared for emergencies thanks to a new online teaching resource http://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/mcdem-and-eqc-join-forces-to-educate-kiwi-kids

The Shum Show: Spreading Like Wildfire http://www.climatecentral.org/videos/news-and-reports/the-shum-show-spreading-like-wildfire?utm_content=buffer6e592&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

We need more media coverage of disaster prevention http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/mediaactioninsight/entries/bf83817e-1ecc-4bb2-96f8-a058eae9f860

Burchardi flood http://datab.us/i/Burchardi%20flood

Flood awareness event to learn more about the risks, what they can do to reduce them http://www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk/%EF%BB%BFawareness-event-to-support-flood-risk-residents-in-coalbrookdale-ironbridge/

A place for learning https://medium.com/a-place-for-learning/foreword-b5a2eb45ae8b#.hisvmsw8s

The Great Washington ShakeOut http://www.shakeout.org/washington/

This couple’s idea of a romantic getaway is chasing tornadoes https://www.wired.com/2016/10/couples-idea-romantic-vacation-chasing-storms/

Munich RE’s natural hazard information portal https://www.munichre.com/touch/naturalhazards/en/homepage/index.html

Winner in tsunami awareness movie competition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwAbvGO7f9Y

Great learning resource for earthquakes, eruptions and emissions http://volcano.si.axismaps.io/

Apps that help you get to know the world around you http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-18/apps-that-help-you-get-to-know-your-world/7918346

Engaging short-term volunteers http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/2016/10/19/a-quick-guide-to-engaging-short-term-volunteers/

Reframing Community Engagement – Loddon Catchment Natural Flood Risk Management workshop https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reframing-community-engagement-loddon-catchment-natural-mehring

Why is a Flood Report so important when buying a home? http://www.lawplainandsimple.com/legal-guides/article/why-is-a-flood-report-so-important-when-buying-a-home

Social media and emergency management

We’re sharing Facebook posts proactively to local groups, joining them and getting involved in the conversation http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2016/10/12/jonathan-pyke-facebook-post?platform=hootsuite

5 Steps for Handling Social Media During a Natural Disaster http://memarketingservices.com/5-steps-social-media-natural-disaster/

Using social media to create virtual exchanges with refugees http://innovation.unhcr.org/labs_post/social-media-and-sms-outreach/

Five ways that social media is changing journalism in the digital age https://theconversation.com/how-investigative-journalists-are-using-social-media-to-uncover-the-truth-66393

Agencies working together on the same platform to coordinate their emergency response on social media http://www.musterpoint.co.uk/news/2016/10/17/how-musterpoint-helped-the-kent-resilience-forum

Understanding social media use in nine easy graphs http://adage.com/article/news/social-media-poster/305631/

Exploring the Impact of Emergency Responders’ Social Media Activity https://www.isurvey.soton.ac.uk/21455

Improving the Accessibility of Social Media in Government https://www.digitalgov.gov/resources/improving-the-accessibility-of-social-media-in-government/

Facebook now lets you poll your friends for local recommendations http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/19/13328120/facebook-social-discovery-recommendations-google-amazon

Older man sitting in Hong Kong Starbucks during flooding goes viral on social media http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37711677

Psychology and disasters

Differences in Empathic Concern and Perspective Taking Across 63 Countries http://jcc.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/11/0022022116673910

The Mental Health Consequences of Natural Disasters http://blog.allpsych.com/the-mental-health-consequences-of-natural-disasters/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The Relationship of Acculturation Strategies to Resilience: The Moderating Impact of Social Support among Qiang Ethnicity following the 2008 Chinese Earthquake http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0164484

We care when an airplane crashes. And then we don’t http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/10/we-care-when-airplane-crashes-and-then-we-don-t

Thousands of people didn’t evacuate before Hurricane Matthew. Why not? https://theconversation.com/thousands-of-people-didnt-evacuate-before-hurricane-matthew-why-not-66724?platform=hootsuite

 

 

4th Special Edition of the TIEMS Newsletter http://tiems.info/images/TIEMS2016NewsletterOctoberSpecialEdition.pdf

Today in disaster resilience (23 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Sep 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukon https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59098/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Sep-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukon.html

Victorian floods: State spared heavy rain falls, but emergency services remain on alert http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-21/victorian-floods:-state-spared-heavy-rain-falls/7863754

Typhoon Malakas Causes Heavy Flooding in Japan, Two Reported Missing https://weather.com/news/news/typhoon-malakas-japan-impacts

Firefighter dies, 1 hurt as 1,000 battle California wildfire http://www.cbs8.com/story/33151462/firefighter-dies-1-hurt-as-1000-battle-california-wildfire

Mexico – Floods in Guerrero and Chiapas Leave 13 Dead http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-guerrero-chiapas-september-2016

Flooding, landslides leave at least 19 dead http://www.cbsnews.com/news/indonesia-flooding-landslides-dead-missing-java-garut-sumedang-districts/

Flood kills 18, destroys 6,637 houses in Jigawa http://innosreport.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/flood-kills-18-destroys-6637-houses-in.html

Landslide kills four in Gorkha District, Nepal http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/landslide-kills-four-in-gorkha-district.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+SciencyThoughts+(Sciency+Thoughts)

Turkey – 2 Dead After Floods and Landslides in Trabzon and Giresun Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-2-dead-floods-landslides-trabzon-giresun-provinces

Extreme weather in Indonesia kills 19 people http://stocknewsusa.com/2016/09/21/extreme-weather-indonesia-kills-19-people/

Disaster risk reduction

Humans can make rockfalls from earthquakes more dangerous https://theconversation.com/humans-can-make-rockfalls-from-earthquakes-more-dangerous-65234

Latest UK flood plans fail to address growing risk of flash floods https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/16/latest-uk-flood-plans-fail-to-address-growing-risk-of-flash-floods

Sri Lanka: reducing Colombo’s flood risk while creating a more livable city http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50215

Flood mapping made easier in Bihar, India http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50239

America’s last top (flood) model http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/americas-last-top-model/

Working together for effective wildfire management strategies http://www.sustainablenorthwest.org/blog/posts/working-together-for-effective-wildfire-management-strategies?platform=hootsuite

Outdated FEMA Flood Maps Don’t Account For Climate Change http://www.npr.org/2016/09/15/492260099/outdated-fema-flood-maps-dont-account-for-climate-change

NASA works with US Forest Service to improve fire shelters http://www.firerescue1.com/gear-gadgets/articles/121668018-NASA-works-with-US-Forest-Service-to-improve-fire-shelters/

‘Apocalyptic’ mega-earthquake killing 86,000 people could ‘strike US at any time’ http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/546778/mega-earthquake-central-america-madrid-seismic-zone

Development of online community modelling ‘toolkit’ that would be available to flood affected communities across the UK https://www.socsci.ox.ac.uk/research/current-iaa-projects/bringing-academics-and-communities-together-to-reduce-UK-flooding

Flood prediction improvement is possible! http://www.kn-i.com/blog/2016/01/flood-prediction/

Planting trees for Living Firebreaks http://www.smalltreefarm.com.au/about-retardants.pdf

How Vague Historical Writings Help Scientists Predict Floods https://eos.org/research-spotlights/how-vague-historical-writings-help-scientists-predict-floods

Defining loss and damage https://www.sei-international.org/mediamanager/documents/Publications/Climate/SEI-DB-2016-Loss-and-damage-4-traits.pdf

Experts See No Single Explanation for ‘Lone Wolf’ Terror Attacks http://www.wsj.com/articles/experts-see-no-single-explanation-for-lone-wolf-terror-attacks-1474396268

Floodplain managers, planners visualize future flooding impacts http://masgc.org/news/article/floodplain-managers-planners-visualize-future-flooding-impacts

Updated flood insurance needed for Ohio, nation http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/09/expand_flood_insurance_options.html

New Hope in the Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/new-hope-in-the-fight-against-antimicrobial-resistance/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_HLTH_BLOG

Social Entrepreneurs Predict Flooding Risk In Vulnerable Communities http://www.forbes.com/sites/annefield/2016/09/21/social-enterpreneurs-predict-flooding-risk-in-vulnerable-communities/#2524249e3ac1

Increased Wildfire Risk Driven by Climate and Development Interactions in the Bolivian Chiquitania, Southern Amazonia http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0161323&utm_content=buffer3b5ea&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Study promotes “managed retreat” as a policy tool for removing residential development from the most vulnerable flood areas http://www.builderonline.com/building/regulation-policy/buyouts-for-flood-prone-properties-in-ny-nj_o

These are the world’s most fragile cities – and this is how they can turn things around https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/09/these-are-the-world-s-most-fragile-cities-and-this-is-how-they-can-turn-things-around?utm_content=buffer16c11&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disasters Are Fuelling Displacement And Migration http://www.huffingtonpost.com/A-View-from-the-United-Nations-/disasters-are-fuelling-di_b_12121652.html

Floods risk under a changing climate http://www.cmcc.it/article/floods-risk-under-a-changing-climate-2

A multi-disciplinary approach to evaluate pluvial floods risk under changing climate: The case study of the municipality of Venice (Italy) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969716305757

Emergency management

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Sep 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Colima, Dukono, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59081/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Sep-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Colima-Dukono-Turrialba.html

Healthy trees being removed ‘unnecessarily’ after Great Ocean Road fires, residents say http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-16/trees-removed-unnecessarily-great-ocean-road-fires-residents/7837246

Louisiana flood damage estimates make marked jump http://deltafarmpress.com/management/louisiana-flood-damage-estimates-make-marked-jump

First Responders Discuss Advances in Tech Since 9/11 http://linkis.com/emergencymgmt.com/G5xap

Big Sur Wildfire Fight Now Costliest In U.S. History http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/09/19/big-sur-soberanes-fire-costliest-u-s-history/

September Earthquake Deemed Oklahoma’s Strongest on Record; Insured Costs Uncertain http://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2016/09/19/426340.htm

Estimated insurable losses from Louisiana floods to range between US$8.5 billion and US$11 billion: AIR Worldwide http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/estimated-insured-losses-louisiana-floods-range-us8-5-billion-us11-billion-air-worldwide-1004100294/

Modelling large scale evacuation scenarios to build safer cities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308296986_Modelling_large_scale_evacuation_scenarios_to_build_safer_cities

3-D view of Canyon Wildfire http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/09/19/canyon-fire-delays-launch-of-satellite-at-vandenberg-air-force-base/

As disasters become more frequent, U.S. disaster recovery policies are not ready. Here’s a better plan http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2016/09/how-to-fix-our-disaster-recovery-strategy-000203

Drone footage turns grassfire modelling on head http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/drone-footage-turns-grasfire-modelling-on-its-head.html

Pumps brought in to give town an edge on floods http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/14755254.Pumps_brought_in_to_give_town_an_edge_on_floods/

Smoke from 2015 Indonesian fires may have caused more than 100,000 deaths http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20160922-smoke-from-2015-indonesian-fires-may-have-caused-more-than-100-000-deaths?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+homelandsecuritynewswire%2Frss+%28Homeland+Security+News+Wire%29

  1. Korea says floods ‘worst disaster’ since WWII https://www.yahoo.com/news/n-korea-says-floods-worst-disaster-since-wwii-114712717.html

The science of tsunamis: creating tsunami waves in the laboratory to help protect coastal communities http://www.hrwallingford.com/news/the-science-of-tsunamis-creating-tsunami-waves-in-the-lab

Muskoka, Ontario residents launch $900 million suit against province over flood damage http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/muskoka-ontario-residents-launch-900-million-suit-province-flood-damage-1004100264/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

IRGC Resource Guide on Resilience https://www.irgc.org/irgc-resource-guide-on-resilience/

Hurricane preparedness includes animals, too http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/hurricane-preparedness-includes-animals-too/

Recent Publications from the IRDR http://www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr/irdr/general-news/recent-publications

Youth Emergency Preparedness Curriculum-Ready Kids http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/34411

Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet http://www.cdc.gov/features/petsanddisasters/index.html

Red Cross lists five things people most regret leaving behind in emergencies http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-19/five-items-people-most-regret-leaving-behind-in-emergencies/7857048

Resilient Australia Awards Victorian winners announced https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/latest-news/resilient-australia-awards-victorian-winners-announced/

New NFPA resources for students in grades 6-12 about wildfire https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2016/09/21/new-nfpa-resources-for-students-in-grades-6-12-about-wildfire

TakeAction: Teens for Wildfire Safe Communities http://ymiclassroom.com/lesson-plans/nfpa/

Citizen science projects where people monitor and map flooding and climate change https://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/home-garden/craft-hobbies/hobbies/citizen-science-projects-get-involved#

Social media and emergency management

How Twitter Users Can Generate Better Ideas http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/how-twitter-users-can-generate-better-ideas/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=featmay15

Social media could be transitioning to the new “emergency cavalry” http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2016/09/07/social-media-time-disaster/89746104/

The future of emergency management collaboration is virtual http://crisiscommscp.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/the-future-of-emergency-management.html?utm_content=buffer2039d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Social media campaign using everyday council staff during floods has won praise http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-19/social-media-blitz-during-flood-emergency-wins-praise/7856134

Competition for youth to combat desertification using social media http://www.unccd.int/en/programmes/Event-and-campaigns/LandForLife/Pages/Youth-Social-Media-Activist—Are-you-the-ONE.aspx

Jakarta is the world’s capital of Twitter activity full of “human sensors” for tracking disasters http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-09-16/need-latest-news-flooding-jakarta-theres-app

Recommendations for mandatory social media training within the emergency planning professions http://www.witpress.com/elibrary/wit-transactions-on-the-built-environment/133/25016

Social media and immersion in the digital world can be contributing factors in the development of an array of psychological problems http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/generation-z-online-and-at-risk/

Social media important in a two-way approach to communicating with Syrian refugees http://innovation.unhcr.org/labs_post/social-media-and-sms-outreach/

Psychology and disasters

Patterns of cooperation during collective emergencies in the help-or-escape social dilemma http://www.nature.com/articles/srep33417

Are people becoming resilient to terrorism? http://www.newsweek.com/new-york-chelsea-bombing-resilience-acceptance-500801?rx=us&utm_content=buffer49206&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The impact of working in high stress emergencies http://blog.humansurge.org/en/impact-of-working-high-stress-emergency/

Age-related differences in decision-making for digital escape route signage under strenuous emergency conditions of tilted passenger ships http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003687016301983

Today in disaster resilience (2 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social media and emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social capital and disasters

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (22 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

India – Over 120 Dead After Monsoon Rains Cause Floods and Landslides in 8 States http://floodlist.com/asia/india-120-dead-monsoon-rain-floods-8-states-july-2016

Heavy rains and flooding across Sudan http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/OCHA_Sudan_Weekly_Hum_Bulletin_Issue_29.pdf

Afghanistan – Deadly Flash Floods in Khost Province http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-khost-province-july-2016

Disaster risk reduction

Promoting the right kind of fire—and smarter development—is safer and more cost-effective than fighting a losing battle http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2016/4/coexisting-with-wildfire/1

Infrastructure ‘still faces flood risk’ http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36839274

A New Way to Explore City Resilience Strategies http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/a-new-way-to-explore-city-resilience-strategies#/-_/

Super-eruptions may give only a year’s warning before they blow http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2016/07/super-eruptions-may-give-only-a-years-warning-before-they-blow/

Why Copenhagen is building parks that can turn into ponds http://citiscope.org/story/2016/why-copenhagen-building-parks-can-turn-ponds

The UK’s supply of food could be put at risk as droughts and storms devastate farmland in the UK and abroad http://www.floodsax.co.uk/2016/extreme-weather-such-as-floods-putting-food-supply-at-risk/

Volcanic and Caldera Collapse: Up Close and Personal http://edmdigest.com/opinion/volcanic-and-caldera-collapse-up-close-and-personal/

Major natural hazards in Asia and the Pacific http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/OCHA_ROAP_Hazard_Oversize_2016.pdf

B.C. megathrust earthquake could rupture like a zipper, expert says http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-megathrust-earthquake-could-rupture-like-a-zipper-expert-says-1.2917261

Fire clues in cave dripwater – researchers find wildfire signatures in cave formations for the first time http://phys.org/news/2016-07-clues-cave-dripwater-wildfire-signatures.html

Fiji – Whole Village Relocated After Landslide and Cyclone Disasters http://floodlist.com/australia/fiji-tukuraki-village-relocated-landslide-cyclone

The poverty trap of perennial flooding of Kenya’s Tana River http://cwsglobal.org/tana-flooding/

Emergency management

How our disaster relief system forces foolish decisions https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2016/07/20/how-our-disaster-relief-system-forces-foolish-decisions/C6fh5dzz4LbgfvMy5c5PxM/story.html

Deputy chief of operations says drones will make fire response more timely, effective and safe http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-regional-fire-department-drones-1.3687489

California man arrested for flying drone over wildfire near Sacramento http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/07/california-man-arrested-for-flying-drone-over-wildfire-near-sacramento/

Wildfires Heat Up Across the West https://www.doi.gov/blog/wildfires-heat-across-west

Allied World reports $10.3 million in reinsurance catastrophe losses from Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/allied-world-reports-10-3-million-reinsurance-catastrophe-losses-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-1004097116/

Incident Management Systems and Building Emergency Management Capacity During the 2014–2016 Ebola Epidemic – Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea http://resiliencesystem.org/cdc-mmwr-incident-management-systems-and-building-emergency-management-capacity-during-2014%E2%80%932016

AMI & Lumley liable for Selwyn fire damage in 2013 http://www.grantshand.co.nz/ami-lumley-liable-selwyn-fire-damage-2015/

Pacific islanders to benefit from computer based programs for Met Services http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/49618

Defensible space saves business from wildfire http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/defensible-space-saves-business-from-wildfire/278206545

First B.C. offshore earthquake sensor up and running http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/first-b-c-offshore-earthquake-sensor-up-and-running-1.3689186

Fiji to spend $205 million to recover from cyclone Winston http://www.poandpo.com/politics/fiji-to-spend-205-million-to-recover-from-cyclone-winston-207201693/

Global economy weathered $98bn natural hazard loss in first half of 2016, according to Aon catastrophe report http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-economy-weathered-98bn-natural-hazard-loss-in-first-half-of-2016-according-to-aon-catastrophe-report-300301441.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

We’re Launching an Open Online Harvard Course on Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster – Watch the Trailer! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/were-launching-open-online-harvard-course-response-conflict-davies

Participatory [Citizen] Science https://povesham.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/participatory-citizen-science/

Social media and emergency management

Extreme Heat Social Media Toolkit https://www.ready.gov/heat-toolkit

Social media evolving with times of crises http://m.indianapolisrecorder.com/mobile/news/article_40ae4148-49f6-11e6-8c5e-b72e45a4c078.html

Digital engagement methods for earthquake and fire preparedness: a review http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2378-x

Like real life, Facebook livestreaming can have a light side and a dark side https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/07/07/is-facebook-ready-for-live-videos-important-role-in-police-accountability/?postshare=1861469123879812&tid=ss_fb-bottom

Today in disaster resilience (11 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Nepartak: Super-typhoon batters Taiwan disrupting power supplies, transport; at least three dead http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-08/super-typhoon-nepartak-hits-taiwan-disrupts-power-supply/7582618

Typhoon Nepartak: More than 400,000 people forced to flee as tropical storm strikes eastern China http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-10/hundreds-of-thousands-flee-as-typhoon-nepartak-hits-china/7583780

Disaster risk reduction

Dar es Salaam suffers from both flooding and scarcity of water supplies http://news.trust.org/item/20160710154013-kcsk3/

Research to aid volcanic warning for Auckland http://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/research-to-aid-volcanic-warning-for-auckland

Gendered terrain of disaster http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/97447/gendered-terrain-of-disaster

China’s devastating floods can be traced back to corruption and overbuilding http://qz.com/725468/chinas-devastating-floods-can-be-traced-back-to-corruption-and-overbuilding/

Emergency management

Alberta Wildfires Costliest Disaster in Canadian History http://www.climatecentral.org/news/alberta-wildfires-costliest-disaster-canadian-history-20510

Only halfway through 2016 and the U.S. has already seen eight weather and climate-related disasters that have each met or exceeded $1 billion in damages http://www.noaa.gov/us-experienced-least-8-billion-dollar-disasters-so-far-year

The head of Tasmania’s Flood Recovery Taskforce has warned it will take years to finish repairing all of the damage caused by last month’s deluge http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-07/flood-repairs-in-tasmania-may-take-years/7578242

Flood Early Warning SMS in Nepal http://hamrotools.com/floods-sms-in-nepal/

Psychology and disasters

PTSD should be an occupational illness https://tpav.org.au/Publications_and_Media/InBrief/2016_InBriefs/June_2016/29_June.html

Social capital and disasters

The Case for Capitals https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/the-case-for-capitals-leveraging-key-resources-in-a-catastrophic-event