Today in disaster resilience (2 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Fort McMurray fire: First residents return home http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36422137?ocid=socialflow_twitter

The latest system has brought historic flooding to parts of central and southeast Texas http://wxshift.com/news/record-flooding-continues-to-mess-with-texas?utm_content=buffer2b523&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Paris flooding: River Seine bursts its banks as France prepares to host Euro 2016 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/paris-flooded-by-the-overflowing-seine-as-france-prepares-to-host-euro-2016-a7059556.html

Flash flood hits Kulaora, 20,000 left marooned http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2016/may/31/flash-flood-hits-kulaora-20000-left-marooned

Disaster risk reduction

Alberta wildfire underlines need for national talks on disaster mitigation http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/alberta-wildfire-underlines-need-national-talks-disaster-mitigation-1004092341/

Slowing of landslide flows reflects California’s drying climate http://phys.org/news/2016-06-landslide-california-climate.html

Who pays when homes flood? https://www.academia.edu/7433189/Who_pays_when_homes_flood

Resilient Melbourne Strategy http://resilientmelbourne.com.au/

This hurricane season, scientists bring wave action into the picture https://www.usgs.gov/news/hurricane-season-scientists-bring-wave-action-picture

Rwanda missing 15 years of weather data http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/05/30/478896860/turns-out-you-do-need-a-weatherman-to-know-which-way-the-wind-blew

This week the famed Momotombo volcano in Nicaragua put on a show in its first known eruption in 110 years http://abc7ny.com/1109422/

African wildfires may become larger and more intense as more people move to cities, a study has found http://allafrica.com/stories/201605311120.html

UNOSAT flood portal, a dedicated, free-to-use repository where anyone can easily find and download satellite-derived flood data http://www.unitar.org/maximizing-our-impact-through-data-sharing-unosat-flood-portal-1

Indian PM releases National Disaster Management Plan http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=145840

BMC proposes ways to manage floods; flood control not included, say activists http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/bmc-proposes-ways-to-manage-floods-flood-control-not-included-say-activists-2828151/

Emergency management

Going local in aid will help build disaster resilience http://news.trust.org/item/20160527141902-fmi6s/

Johnson County Using Drones to Stay Ahead of Flooding http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Johnson-Co_-phoner–11a_Dallas-Fort-Worth-381534031.html

FEMA’s New ‘Disaster Deductible’ Shifts Responsibility to States http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/FEMAs-new-disaster-deductible-shifts-responsibility-to-states.html

Satellite imagery and communication are powerful aids in confronting humanitarian and environmental issues http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/space-technology-can-help-sustain-earth/

Niger delta oil spill clean-up launched – but could take quarter of a century http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jun/02/niger-delta-oil-spill-clean-up-launched-ogoniland-communities-1bn?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Disaster education, communications and engagement

‘Fire adaptive communities’ live compatibly with wildfire https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160601132323.htm

Climate actions to change our world http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/2016/climate-actions/en/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social+media&utm_campaign=faoforestry

This course looks at the science behind the Zika outbreak http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/freeonlinecourses/zika/

Today in disaster resilience (25 May 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

No, we’re not in more volcanically active times & no, there aren’t outside forces causing eruptions http://www.wired.com/2016/05/please-dont-blame-mars-weeks-explosive-volcanic-eruptions/

Indonesia – Five People Killed, One Missing in Floods in West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-five-people-killed-one-missing-floods-west-java

Yemen – Heavy Rain Triggers Landslide in Taiz Leaving 20 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/yemen-landslide-taiz-20-dead-may-2016

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Tuvalu PM urges new legal framework for climate migrants http://news.trust.org/item/20160524214907-vpsyi/

Largest U.S. Water Reservoir Shrinks to Record Low Amid Major Drought http://time.com/4344983/lake-mead-water-reservoir-drought/?xid=time_socialflow_twitter

From rape to disasters, climate change a threat to women: funders http://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-women-finance-idUSKCN0YB1V5

The Vanishing Islands Of India’s Sundarbans http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/05/23/478393443/the-vanishing-islands-of-indias-sundarbans?platform=hootsuite

Earliest Snowmelt on Record Observed in Arctic https://www.wunderground.com/news/arctic-circle-earliest-snowmelt-ever#prclt-3jeiiT2P

Disaster risk reduction

Mitigation Funding in the FEMA Public Assistance Program http://adjustersinternational.com/publications/disaster-recovery-today/mitigation-funding-in-the-fema-public-assistance-program/1/

Emerging Environmental Issues in Frontiers Report http://sd.iisd.org/news/unep-identifies-emerging-environmental-issues-in-frontiers-report

Global wildfire: Misconceptions about trends and impacts revealed in new research https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160524144921.htm?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Global trends in wildfire and its impacts: perceptions versus realities in a changing world http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/371/1696/20150345

Hazard Mitigation: Expecting the Unexpected http://blog.preservationleadershipforum.org/2016/05/12/hazard-mitigation-expecting-unexpected/#.V0TcADV97IX

The Zika Virus Spread Is Our Own Fault, WHO Chief Says http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/zika-virus-basically-our-fault-who-chief-says-n578796

Flood Insurance: Why Don’t People Buy It? http://www.ppic.org/main/blog_detail.asp?i=2006

Corps launches study of Souris River Valley flood protection http://gazette.com/corps-launches-study-of-souris-river-valley-flood-protection/article/feed/346940

Emergency management

Pacific Disaster Center Uses Esri Platform to Track Spread of Zika Virus http://blog.executivebiz.com/2016/05/pacific-disaster-center-uses-esri-platform-to-track-spread-of-zika-virus/

Five ways we could do disaster relief better http://www.theage.com.au/comment/five-ways-we-could-do-disaster-relief-better-20160519-goz2p0.html

10 Ways to Improve Our Response to Humanitarian Crises http://disasterphilanthropy.org/blogs/10-ways-to-improve-response/

Column: Atlantic hurricane season could be more active than normal http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-season-atlantic-idUSKCN0YF12F