Today in disaster resilience (31 March 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

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

Disaster psychology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Today in disaster resilience (17 March 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Media and Emergency Management

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

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

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

Disaster psychology

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

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

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

Social capital and disasters

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (10 March 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

Social Media and Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster psychology

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

Social capital and disasters

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

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/