Today in disaster resilience (17 November 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Vietnam braced for second storm after devastating impact of Typhoon Damrey https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/nov/11/vietnam-braced-for-second-storm-after-devastating-impact-of-typhoon-damrey-kaikui?platform=hootsuite

Corinto in Colombia: first satellite images of the mudflow that has killed 4 and left 18 people missing https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/11/09/corinto-1/

Heavy rain, floods ravage Bangladesh rice planting area https://watchers.news/2017/11/12/heavy-rain-floods-ravage-bangladesh-rice-planting-area/

Earthquake on Iraq-Iran Border Kills Hundreds and Injures Thousands https://edmdigest.com/news/earthquake-iraq-iran-border/

Sri Lanka – Over 1,700 Displaced by Floods in Northern Province http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-northern-province-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Nov 2017: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/66032/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Nov-2017-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba.html

Greece: Deadly floods hit Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41998374

Severe storm, large tornado hits Turkey, leaving extensive damage and 25 injured https://watchers.news/2017/11/14/severe-storm-large-tornado-hits-turkey-leaving-extensive-damage-and-25-injured/

Greeks clean up, mourn after floods kill 16; 4 still missing http://www.wsoctv.com/news/national-news/ap-top-news/greek-rescue-crews-search-for-6-people-after-deadly-floods/648444371?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

These ocean drones are trawling for climate change data http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/27/technology/saildrone-autonomous-boats-drones/index.html

Canada’s first permanent road to Arctic coast to open http://www.660news.com/2017/11/12/tuked-away-no-more-canadas-first-permanent-road-to-arctic-coast-to-open/

We’re not even close to being prepared for the rising waters https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/were-not-even-close-to-being-prepared-for-the-rising-waters/2017/11/09/441f4752-97d7-11e7-87fc-c3f7ee4035c9_story.html

New Study Finds Nature is Vital to Beating Climate Change https://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/pressreleases/new-study-finds-nature-is-vital-to-beating-climate-change.xml

Dr. Michael Mann on Climate Denial: ‘It’s Impaired Our Ability to Move Forward’ https://www.ecowatch.com/michael-mann-climate-denial-2508409821.html

UN climate conference recognizes the role of women in climate action http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=58075#.Wgi_ZdKWbIU

Tropical Cyclones: Impacts, the link to Climate Change and Adaptation http://climateanalytics.org/publications/2017/tropical-cyclones-impacts-the-link-to-climate-change-and-adaptation.html

Solving the mystery of rapidly rising Indian Ocean sea level https://watchers.news/2017/11/12/solving-the-mystery-of-rapidly-rising-indian-ocean-sea-level/

The Climate Analysis Toolbox of the ESA Climate Change Initiative http://climatetoolbox.io/

Can we remove CO2? https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/20/can-carbon-dioxide-removal-save-the-world

Tidewater: The film explores the national security threats and economic opportunities associated with sea level rise http://environment.harvard.edu/tidewater

A strategic approach to climate action in cities—focused acceleration https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability-and-resource-productivity/our-insights/a-strategic-approach-to-climate-action-in-cities-focused-acceleration

22 Actions Cities Can Take To Move Toward Climate Neutrality & See Results In A Year https://cleantechnica.com/2017/11/13/22-actions-cities-can-take-move-toward-climate-neutrality-see-results-year-rocky-mountain-institute/

Warming climate may push storms towards the poles https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/warming-climate-may-push-storms-towards-the-poles

Warning to Humanity: 15,000 scientists say damage irreversible https://news.sky.com/story/warning-to-humanity-15000-scientists-say-damage-irreversible-11125208

Fossil fuel emissions hit record high after unexpected growth: Global Carbon Budget 2017 https://theconversation.com/amp/fossil-fuel-emissions-hit-record-high-after-unexpected-growth-global-carbon-budget-2017-87248

Climate change and health https://royalsociety.org.nz/what-we-do/our-expert-advice/all-expert-advice-papers/climate-change-and-health/

15,000 scientists warn time is running out to save the planet https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/doi/10.1093/biosci/bix125/4605229

Communities around the world are leading a culture of action on climate change https://global.nature.org/content/on-the-path-of-climate-progress

Drivers of adaptation: Responses to weather- and climate-related hazards in 60 local governments in the Intermountain Western U.S. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0308518X16688686?journalCode=epna

Climate change, migration and displacement: the need for a risk-informed and coherent approach https://www.odi.org/publications/10977-climate-change-migration-and-displacement-need-risk-informed-and-coherent-approach

These are the melting glaciers that might someday drown your city, according to NASA https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-these-are-the-melting-glaciers-that-mig/f-4998803bdb%2Fwashingtonpost.com

Should coastal planners have concern over where land ice is melting? http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/11/e1700537

From the Pacific to the Atlantic, Protecting Coastal Communities From Climate Threats https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2017/11/pacific-atlantic-protecting-coastal-communities-climate-threats/

A Census of Atmospheric Variability From Seconds to Decades http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL075483/full

As the globe continues to warm, these weird Mediterranean hurricanes will only become more intense https://psmag.com/environment/why-is-there-a-hurricane-in-europe

In Houston, Escalating Climate Costs Come Due in Harvey Recovery https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2017/11/01/houston-hurricane-harvey-climate-costs/

La Niña strikes out on its forceful voyage round the globe https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/16/weatherwatch-la-nina-strikes-out-on-its-forceful-voyage-round-the-globe

 

Disaster risk reduction

Hundreds of Dams in Texas Could Fail in Worst-Case Flood http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Hundreds-of-Dams-in-Texas-Could-Fail-in-Worst-Case-Flood.html

Preparing for the Next Hurricane Irma, or Harvey: How Analytics and Smart Cities Will Help http://ht.ly/oM6j30gwd98

Water wizards: Dutch flood expertise is big export business http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/water-world-dutch-flood-expertise-big-export-business-51094602

A Broke, and Broken, Flood Insurance Program https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/04/business/a-broke-and-broken-flood-insurance-program.html

Hurricanes and the North Atlantic http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/hurricanes-have-a-new-target-the-north-atlantic/81815

One year on from the Kaikōura earthquake and tsunami http://www.geonet.org.nz/news/5Q5dhIosusCWOk4iaeCqa2

The 2017 hurricane season puts extreme precipitation and flooding events at the top of risk managers’ agendas http://ww2.cfo.com/risk-management/2017/11/the-weight-of-water-flooding/

Texas’ odds of Harvey-scale rainfall to increase by end of century http://news.mit.edu/2017/texas-odds-harvey-scale-rainfall-increase-end-century-1113

“The terrible human suffering and economic damage wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria make apparent the immediate need to focus on future-proofing communities…” http://www.routefifty.com/smart-cities/2017/11/expand-national-flood-insurance-program/142393/

After 2017’s swathe of catastrophes, flood experts look ahead http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/after-2017s-swathe-of-catastrophes-flood-experts-look-ahead-84651.aspx

FEMA Selects AIR Worldwide’s Flood Model to Better Understand the NFIP’s Risk to Flood Loss and Improve Resilience from Extreme Events https://www.verisk.com/press-releases/2017/november/fema-selects-air-worldwides-flood-model-to-better-understand-the-nfips-risk–to-flood-loss-and-improve-resilience-from-extreme-events/

Frequent Flooders Tax Federal Insurance Program https://www.wsj.com/articles/frequently-flooded-1510655402

Assessing the present and future probability of Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/11/07/1716222114.full

Can cities get smarter about extreme weather? https://theconversation.com/can-cities-get-smarter-about-extreme-weather-85522

Building and measuring Europe’s resilience http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/ENV/item-detail.cfm?item_id=604587&newsletter_id=300&utm_source=env_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Beyond%20GDP&utm_content=Building%20and%20measuring%20Europes%20resilience&lang=en

Using community mapping for flood modelling https://medium.com/@h.c.winsemius/using-community-mapping-for-flood-modelling-c04976d3e982

Global mortality from storm surges is decreasing http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa98a3/pdf

Harvey Hindsight: Local Mitigation, Sensible Zoning Would Make a Difference http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Harvey-Hindsight-Local-Mitigation-Sensible-Zoning-Would-Make-a-Difference.html

The Problem With Wildfires: There Aren’t Enough Of Them, Study Finds http://www.opb.org/news/article/not-enough-wildfires-study/#.Wgyo4YbzDDc.twitter

A deadly 2014 landslide’s power came from soils weakened by past slides https://www.sciencenews.org/article/deadly-2014-landslides-power-came-soils-weakened-past-slides?mode=topic&context=60

Is Iceland’s tallest volcano awakening? https://theconversation.com/is-icelands-tallest-volcano-awakening-87132?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1510323448

House Passes Flood Insurance Reform, Offering New Solutions for Federal Program http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/11/14/house-passes-flood-insurance-reform-offering-new-solutions-for-federal-program

Integrating disaster risk reduction and climate action for resilience http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2017/integrating-disaster-risk-reduction-and-climate-action-for-resil.html

Worldwide Waterwatch List November 2017 https://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/11/1/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-november-2017

Disasters – Natural and Manmade http://tspr.org/post/disasters-natural-and-manmade

Natural hazard risk: is it just going to get worse or can we do something about it? https://theconversation.com/natural-hazard-risk-is-it-just-going-to-get-worse-or-can-we-do-something-about-it-84286

An uncertain future, deep uncertainty, scenarios, robustness and adaptation: How do they fit together? http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815216300780?via%3Dihub

Mystery Quakes May Be Among World’s Longest-Lived Aftershocks https://eos.org/articles/mystery-quakes-may-be-among-worlds-longest-lived-aftershocks

 

Emergency Management

 

California wildfire insured loss expected to hit $8bn: Aon http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2017/11/10/california-wildfire-insured-loss-expected-to-hit-8bn-aon/

Global Catastrophe Recap October 2017 http://thoughtleadership.aonbenfield.com/Documents/20171109-ab-analytics-if-october-global-recap.pdf

New research shows the gender disparities in disaster response https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2017/11/07/new-research-shows-gender-disparities-disaster-response/

Puerto Rico’s hard road to recovery after Hurricane Maria http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41929287

A few months after Harvey, Houston’s long recovery quietly heads inside https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-few-months-after-harvey-houstons-long-recovery-quietly-heads-inside/2017/11/11/0cad0efc-c3ca-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.431d08354dfe

Application of computational intelligence technologies in emergency management: a literature review https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10462-017-9589-8

With early warning, Karachi cools a heatwave threat http://news.trust.org/item/20171110012830-nd31g/

Freetown flood disaster was ’90 percent man-made’ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/freetown-flood-disaster-90-percent-man-171114102736398.html

Building back better with people centered housing recovery http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917301747?via%3Dihub#f0005 “The scale and scope of the catastrophe in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria knows no historical precedent” http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/11/rebuilding-puerto-rico-will-cost-95-billion-says-islands-governor/#

One year after an earthquake struck communities in Marlborough and North Canterbury, people are on the road to recovery https://social.shorthand.com/NZRedCross/3yovIsD7vn/picking-up-the-pieces

Planning for California wildfires http://www.sierrastar.com/news/local/article182492656.html

India And China Do Not Share Information of Flood With Nepal: Dr. Sharma https://www.spotlightnepal.com/2017/11/13/india-and-china-do-not-share-information-flood-nepal-dr-sharma/

Chinese, U.S. militaries start joint drills on humanitarian relief, disaster rescue http://www.ecns.cn/military/2017/11-14/280892.shtml

Canada doesn’t need to fight every wildfire https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/canada-doesnt-need-to-fight-every-wildfire/article36983468/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links

California Wildfires Highlighted the Need to Modernize Emergency Alerts http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/California-Wildfires-Highlighted-the-Need-to-Modernize-Emergency-Alerts.html

Helping agencies learn from experience http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/34?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=haznote34

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

 

Get Rain Ready San Francisco http://sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=905

Natural Catastrophes – Facts and Figures https://ourworldindata.org/natural-catastrophes/

Map shows human influence on extreme weather https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/11/map-shows-human-influence-on-extreme-weather/

27 Ways Hot Weather Can Kill You — A Dire Warning for a Warming Planet http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/10/11/e004233

6 Resources to Help Communities Recover After Wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/recover-after-wildfire/?platform=hootsuite

M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake computer simulation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1HWet9j070&feature=youtu.be

Why don’t many scientists wish to engage with the public? http://blogs.plos.org/citizensci/2017/11/13/sciences-next-frontier-its-civic-engagement/

Trinka and Sam and the Big Fire http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/trinka_sam_the_big_fire.pdf?platform=hootsuite

When did Australia’s human history begin? https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-when-did-australias-human-history-begin-87251?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval https://www.amazon.com/Community-Resilience-Reader-Essential-Resources/dp/1610918606/

 

Social media and emergency management

Join the Global Instagram Campaign to Bring a New “Lens” to Climate Change http://globaldaily.com/climasphere/this-november-we-need-your-eyeonclimate/

 

Disaster psychology

Fire captain starts program to help colleagues with PTSD https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-department-management/articles/359960018-Fire-captain-starts-program-to-help-colleagues-with-PTSD/

Structural firefighters need wildland firefighting PPE, too https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-products/Personal-protective-equipment-ppe/articles/359529018-Structural-firefighters-need-wildland-firefighting-PPE-too/

How can I help my child after a disaster? http://www.aacap.org/aacap/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Centers/Disaster_Resource_Center/Home.aspx

If not directly affected, how should we react to disasters? https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2017/11/14/surrounded-by-tragedy-empathy-blame-or-cant-be-bothered/

 

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

The role of social capital, personal networks, and emergency responders in post-disaster recovery and resilience: a study of rural communities in Indiana http://rdcu.be/yeYp

The Household Response to Persistent Natural Disasters: Evidence from Bangladesh https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X17303509

Houston’s response to a powerful storm says much about polarized visions of the country and diverging attitudes toward cities, race, liberty and science https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/11/climate/houston-flooding-climate.html

Helping Those Most in Need First: Leveraging Social Vulnerability Research for Equitable Disaster Recovery https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/helping-those-most-in-need-first-leveraging-social-vulnerability-research-for-equitable-disaster-recovery

Generating vague neighbourhoods through data mining of passive web data http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13658816.2017.1400549?journalCode=tgis20

 

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Today in disaster resilience (4 August 2017)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Area of B.C. burned by wildfires at a 56-year high http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/area-of-b-c-burned-by-wildfires-at-a-56-year-high-1.4226227

West Virginia Governor declares State of Emergency following flooding http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/West-Virginia-Governor-declares-State-of-Emergency-following-flooding-437389833.html

Taiwan typhoon injures over 80 people, leaves dozens trapped by floodwaters http://globalnews.ca/news/3634611/taiwan-typhoon/

Wildfire Season Is Scorching the West http://www.climatecentral.org/news/western-wildfire-season-off-to-blazing-start-21661

India floods: 213 killed in Gujarat as receding waters reveal more victims https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/31/india-monsoon-floods-gujarat-death-toll-over-200

Taiwan and China to face more flooding as Tropical Storm Haitang follows Nesat https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/typhoon-nesat-slams-into-northern-taiwan-to-soak-southeastern-china-next/70002301

Wildfires burn in British Columbia https://www.climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/wildfires-burn-british-columbia

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Aug 2017: Karymsky volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bagana https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64513/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Aug-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bagana.html

Thailand: Disaster zones declared as flood damage spreads http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1298030/disaster-zones-declared-as-flood-damage-spreads

New Eruption at Indonesia Volcano Spreads Ash for Miles https://www.voanews.com/a/new-eruption-at-indonesia-volcano-spreads-ash-for-miles/3969063.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India – Thousands Displaced by Floods in West Bengal http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-west-bengal-july-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Typhoon Noru to Slam Ryukyu Islands, Western Japan Starting Friday With Gusty Winds, Storm Surge, Flooding Rain https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/typhoon-noru-forecast-west-pacific-japan-2017

Red Alert Raised as Torrential Rains Flood Southwest Beijing http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2017/08/03/torrential-rains-flood-beijing-suburb-fangshan

Pakistan: Four killed as heavy rain wreaks havoc in KP http://reliefweb.int/report/pakistan/pakistan-four-killed-heavy-rain-wreaks-havoc-kp

 

Disaster risk reduction

Governors adopt Iwate declaration to boost Japan’s disaster preparedness and recovery http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/07/27/national/governors-adopt-iwate-declaration-boost-japans-disaster-preparedness-recovery/#.WX5U008UnIV

Prevention, disaster management key lessons from Fort McMurray wildfire: report http://www.timescolonist.com/prevention-disaster-management-key-lessons-from-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-report-1.21408510

FEMA infrastructure money is needed to repair what the levees broke http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2017/07/fema_settlement.html

The three myths of natural disasters https://www.zilient.org/article/three-myths-natural-disasters

NZ landslides deadlier than quakes or tsunami http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/336078/landslides-deadlier-than-quakes-or-tsunami

Monitoring forest fire risk and incidence across Europe http://ec.europa.eu/echo/what-we-do/civil-protection/forest-fires_en

Call for urgent upgrade to flood alert system http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30322209

Weather-related Natural Disasters: Should we be concerned about a reversion to the mean? https://riskfrontiers.com/weather-related-natural-disasters-should-we-be-concerned-about-a-reversion-to-the-mean/

Opinion: Gov’t must act to reduce wildfire threat http://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/opinion-govt-must-act-to-reduce-wildfire-threat

Mitigation Measures: Sound Investments in Disaster Recovery https://adjustersinternational.com/publications/disaster-recovery-today/mitigation-measures/2/

A plan to address Mississippi River flooding rests on those who disagree on control measures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/plan-address-mississippi-river-flooding-rests-those-who-disagree-control-measures#stream/0

How can Nigerians be protected from the annual floods? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40720985

Ten years on from the UK summer floods of 2007 https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/31/ten-years-on-from-the-summer-floods-of-2007/

High risk of unprecedented UK rainfall in the current climate https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00275-3

The 2007 Floods: ten years of thinking big and acting early https://floodresilience.blog/2017/07/31/the-2007-floods-ten-years-of-thinking-big-and-acting-early/

Key factors of increased forest fire risk in the Mediterranean region https://phys.org/news/2017-07-root-forest.html

Scientists Discover Fault Linked To Unusually High Tsunami Risk In Alaska https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/08/01/scientists-discover-fault-linked-unusually-high-tsunami-risk-alaska/#61b25bc563b6

Disasters, funds, and policy: Creatively meeting urgent needs and long-term policy goals https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/disasters-funds-and-policy-creatively-meeting-urgent-needs-and-long-term-policy-goals?CID=SURR_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Saldim Peak in Nepal: a glacial flood that was actually caused by a giant rockslide http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/07/31/saldim-peak-1/

Seven Rules for the Application of Operations Research to Disaster Management https://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/seven-rules-for-application-of.html

The Tinder-Box Tower: Fire and the Neo-Liberal Model of Disasters https://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/the-tinder-box-tower-fire-and-neo.html

The Tinderbox Tower (2): Disaster in the Sky https://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/the-tinderbox-tower-2-disaster-in-sky.html

Wildfires are raging in the Mediterranean. What can we learn? https://www.thelocal.fr/20170731/wildfires-are-raging-in-the-mediterranean-what-can-we-learn?utm_content=buffera050d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Number of Large Fires Rising in the West http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/number-of-large-fires-rising-in-the-west

Stanford researchers find similar characteristics in human-induced and natural earthquakes http://news.stanford.edu/2017/08/02/manmade-natural-earthquakes-share-shaking-potential/

Boosting resilience to modern-day threats – what is it worth? http://in.reuters.com/article/global-disaster-resilience-aid-idINL5N1KN1WS

The role of climate variability in extreme floods in Europe http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7c22/meta

Benefits of dikes outweigh costs – effective measures for reducing future flooding http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cabot/news/2017/dike-benefits.html

A global framework for future costs and benefits of river-flood protection in urban areas http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate3350.html?foxtrotcallback=true

Teacup tornado’s inner twists and writhes seen for first time https://www.newscientist.com/article/2142815-teacup-tornados-inner-twists-and-writhes-seen-for-first-time/

Residents Fear More Flooding If Illinois Loosens Oversight Of High Levees http://northernpublicradio.org/post/residents-fear-more-flooding-if-illinois-loosens-oversight-high-levees

Arcadis to assess flood risks in Poland https://www.arcadis.com/en/europe/news/latest-news/2017/arcadis-to-assess-flood-risks-in-poland/

 

Emergency Management

Decentralized, international exercise, focused on the impact of long-duration power outages http://eiscouncil.com/EarthEx

Horror bushfire season forecast for NSW with early start predicted, RFS says http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-28/early-nsw-bushfire-season-expected-rfs-says/8750672?pfmredir=sm

Tsunami alert system 80% out of order http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1295915/tsunami-alert-system-80-out-of-order

Australia police ‘foil terror plot to bring down plane’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-40766858

Nebraska village rebuilds after 2014 tornado damage http://www.theindependent.com/news/state/nebraska-village-rebuilds-after-tornado-damage/article_c7e2852e-d4d1-5e97-9709-14386fc8643f.html?platform=hootsuite

10 years on: How heavy rain left West Berks in floods of tears http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/hampshire/21955/10-years-on-how-heavy-rain-left-west-berks-in-floods-of-tears.html

Attitude: The Driving Force in the Fire Service http://www.firefighternation.com/articles/2017/07/attitude-the-driving-force-in-the-fire-service.html

Indian PM Modi says flood-hit people getting aid, blames climate change http://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-floods-climatechange-idUSKBN1AG1PB

Everyone loves a ‘good flood’, hints CAG report https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/environment/everyone-loves-a-good-flood-hints-cag-report

Communications interoperability lessons from Fort McMurray wildfire http://blog.basecampconnect.com/english/part-2-what-can-we-learn-from-the-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-reportg-post-title-here

Ex-US Army Black Hawks to be refurbished in Australia for firefighting operations http://avbfb.org.au/ex-us-army-black-hawks-to-be-refurbished-in-australia-for-firefighting-operations/

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Landscape: Findings from the 2016 Preparedness Profile Assessment http://nacchopreparedness.org/the-public-health-emergency-preparedness-landscape-findings-from-the-2016-preparedness-profile-assessment/

Scores Of Grenfell Survivors Still Waiting To Be Rehoused While 1,600 Properties Sit Empty http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/grenfell-survivors-rehoused-justice_uk_5981a812e4b02b36343f03be?ir=UK&utm_hp_ref=uk&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The hidden side of natural disasters http://www.thedailystar.net/star-weekend/the-hidden-side-natural-disasters-1420597

A film about the flood digital service https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/08/03/a-film-about-the-flood-digital-service/

Rhode Island researchers partner with emergency managers for statewide preparedness exercise http://coastalresiliencecenter.unc.edu/rhode-island-researchers-partner-with-state-emergency-managers-for-statewide-preparedness-exercise/?platform=hootsuite

Madagascar: 4 months after tropical cyclone Enawo https://medium.com/@UNDP/madagascar-4-months-after-tropical-cyclone-enawo-a5a8624903d0

NSW Rural Fire Service announces $9 million Centre for Excellence http://avbfb.org.au/nsw-rural-fire-service-announces-9-million-centre-for-excellence/

San Jose Flood Response: An ‘A’ in Aftermath, ‘F’ in Foresight http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/San-Jose-Flood-Response-An-A-in-Aftermath-F-in-Foresight.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Southerly Buster: Henry Lawson’s poetry http://paulineconolly.com/2012/southerly-buster/

Business Continuity Security and Resilience Articles http://www.continuityforum.org/content/articles

Are You A Master Of Disasters? Test Yourself https://www.interestingshit.com/quiz/master-natural-disasters-quiz/

Thredbo disaster: Flare run, fireworks light up the night to honour 18 landslide victims http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-30/thredbo-disaster-flare-run-and-fireworks-display-honour-victims/8757412

Watch The Earth Crack: Animated Map Shows Every Earthquake For 15 Years https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/07/31/watch-earth-crack-animated-map-shows-every-earthquake-15-years/#428b34277400

Revisiting the ‘Art of Learning’ bushfire preparedness model http://www.uowblogs.com/ausccer/2017/07/31/aol/

Challenging perceptions of disaster through film https://www.newcastle.edu.au/newsroom/research-and-innovation/challenging-perceptions-of-disaster-through-film

Listen first, write second http://www.braced.org/news/i/listen-first-write-second/?cid=social_20170731_73486317&adbid=891948680151945216&adbpl=tw&adbpr=3064485958

Avoid using ‘should’ in reports https://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/the-should-ratio.html

Horses, hurricanes and floods https://www.humanityroad.org/horses/

Public is Invited to Use the Flood Hazard Mapper http://waterfrontalliance.org/2017/07/21/new-mapping-tool-shows-nycs-existing-and-future-flood-risk/

 

Social media and emergency management

Who Tweets in the United Kingdom? Profiling the Twitter Population Using the British Social Attitudes Survey 2015 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2056305117698981

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Those older adults who maintained stronger social connections after 2011 Japan earthquake disaster experienced less cognitive decline https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/after-disaster-social-ties-may-help-elderly-stave-off-cognitive-decline/

The most important predictor of whether a person will recover well from a crisis is having a close and stable network of family, friends and community http://reliefweb.int/report/world/psychosocial-support-flooding-toolbox

Community, locality and social(ist) transformation http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038026117723251

 

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (28 July 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Satellite sees Tropical Storm Greg after ‘eating’ a depression https://phys.org/news/2017-07-satellite-tropical-storm-greg-depression.html

Eight Tropical Cyclones At Once in the North Pacific Ocean For First Time Since 1974 https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/eight-tropical-cyclones-pacific-july2017?cm_ven=T_WX_CD_72317_2

New Zealand storms: Clean-up underway as Christchurch and Dunedin residents survey damage http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-23/new-zealand-storm-rain-eases-clean-up-underway-across-country/8735330

Crews search for man swept away by flooding in Augusta http://www.wlwt.com/article/flash-flooding-leads-to-water-rescues-in-maysville/10347012

Gujarat: Heavy rain kills three https://www.wefornews.com/gujarat-heavy-rain-kills-three-ndrf-iaf-rescue-people/

Fires destroy 1,400 hectares of forest in southern France http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-wildfires-idUSKBN1A92M0?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

Floods drown several parts of India; over 70 dead http://www.abplive.in/india-news/floods-drown-major-parts-of-northern-india-over-70-dead-555688

Over 1,100 houses in South Korea suffer flood damage from weekend rain http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170724000705

Floodwaters swallow pagoda, displace 100,000 people in Myanmar http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/floodwaters-swallow-myanmar-pagoda

Rajasthan floods: More than 200 rescued; red alert continues as rain looms http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/rajasthan-floods-more-than-200-rescued-red-alert-continues-as-rain-looms/story-z2ZhCD4BevTYtKoo3kZaQJ.html

Winter storm delivers wettest day on record, New Zealand https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/winter-storm-delivers-wettest-day-on-record-new-zealand/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thailand – Floods in Ayutthaya and Nakhon Phanom http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-ayutthaya-nakhon-phanom-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

1 Missing After Floods in Northern Kentucky http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-northern-kentucky-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

France wildfires force mass evacuation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40725294

Widespread flash floods hit Las Vegas Valley, Nevada https://watchers.news/2017/07/26/flash-floods-las-vegas-valley-july-2017/

Floods hit northern Germany, force some evacuations http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/world/article/Heavy-rain-leads-to-flooding-in-parts-of-Germany-11436563.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Jul 2017: Dukono volcano, Turrialba, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64440/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Jul-2017-Dukono-volcano-Turrialba-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Tropical Storm “Nesat” (Gorio) heading toward Taiwan https://watchers.news/2017/07/26/tropical-storm-nesat-gorio-heading-toward-taiwan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Scientists reveal Auckland’s explosive history http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11892070

Disasters Conference: learning from the past 40 years https://www.odi.org/events/4487-disasters-conference-learning-past-40-years?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter

Dunedin City Council to review zoning after Otago flooding http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/335670/new-subdivision-flooding-worrying-dunedin-mayor-says

Are We Ready for a ‘Managed Retreat’ from the Coasts — and from the Forests? https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/07/21/Are-We-Ready-for-Managed-Retreat/

Typhoon Haiyan overwash sediments from Leyte Gulf coastlines show local spatial variations with hybrid storm and tsunami signatures http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0037073817301410

Smart cities can make urban living safer http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/10193-smart-cities-can-make-urban-living-safer

Global geology GIS from One Geology http://monde-geospatial.com/global-geology-gis-from-one-geology/

Scientists know how to prevent catastrophic loss from forest fires. Why don’t we follow their advice? http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/july-23-2017-the-sunday-edition-1.4212070/scientists-know-how-to-prevent-catastrophic-loss-from-forest-fires-why-don-t-we-follow-their-advice-1.4212074

Assam floods: CAG report reveals 60% shortfall of central funds for disaster management in state http://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-floods-cag-report-reveals-60-shortfall-of-central-funds-for-disaster-management-in-state-3841367.html

The Value of Flood Damage Data https://eos.org/editors-vox/the-value-of-disaster-damage-data

Chitral at high risk of disaster https://www.dawn.com/news/1347048

FEMA Issues Update to Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping Guidance http://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=511

You first need to model what those bushfires burn: the “fuel” on the ground http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/What-Is-a-Fuels-Layer-and-Why-Should-I-Care-/

Underground sensors help measure surface flooding woes in Florida http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/underground-sensors-help-measure-surface-flooding-woes-florida?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Cyclone Mora: Bangladesh’s Natural Disaster Warning System Saved Thousands http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/cyclone-mora-bangladeshs-natural-disaster-warning-system-saved-thousands/

New science upgrades to the Met Office’s high resolution models over the UK http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/news/2017/science-upgrades-to-met-office-high-resolution-uk-models

Using drones in the Maldives for resilience http://stories.undp.org/drones-for-social-good

Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience 2017 http://qldreconstruction.org.au/QSDR

Repeatedly Rebuilding: The Unintended Consequences of Flood Insurance https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/what-national-flood-insurance-program-0

Queensland’s Strategic Framework for Riverine Flood Risk Management and Community Resilience http://qldreconstruction.org.au/u/lib/cms2/Strategic%20Policy%20Framework%20for%20Riverine%20Flood%20Risk%20Management.pdf

A majority of India’s flood forecast systems have either been washed away or their parts have been stolen http://www.dailypioneer.com/todays-newspaper/indias-flood-forecast-capability-a-washout-cag.html

Evaluation of the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during June 2017 https://resiliencepost.com/2017/07/22/major-environmental-disasters-june-2017/

Volcanic Eruptions and Their Repose, Unrest, Precursors, and Timing https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24650/volcanic-eruptions-and-their-repose-unrest-precursors-and-timing

Current NFIP is underwater with debt http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/07/20/revised-federal-flood-insurance-program-looks-to-sandy-for-lessons-learned/

UK Met Office: High risk of unprecedented rainfall in the UK https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/uk-met-office-high-risk-of-unprecedented-rainfall-in-the-uk/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

A new multi-dimensional view of Hurricane “Matthew” https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/multi-dimensional-view-of-hurricane-matthew/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Unifying Research on Social–Ecological Resilience and Collapse http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169534717301623

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118921496.html

Overall global disaster losses in the first half of 2017 came to US$ 41bn https://www.munichre.com/en/media-relations/publications/press-releases/2017/2017-07-18-press-release/index.html

Flood management scheme to benefit Worcester homes http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/15430133.__500K_flood_management_scheme_set_to_benefit_thousands_of_Worcestershire_homes/

‘Hindcasting’ study investigates the extreme 2013 Colorado flood https://phys.org/news/2017-07-hindcasting-extreme-colorado.html

CDB approves US$256-k grant to update Rio Cobre flood monitoring system http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/CDB_approves_US$256-k_grant_to_update_Rio_Cobre_flood_monitoring_system?profile=1228

After recon trip, researchers say Greenland tsunami in June reached 300 feet high http://ce.gatech.edu/news/after-recon-trip-researchers-say-greenland-tsunami-june-reached-300-feet-high

If a person wants to leave a house that constantly takes on water, it can be hard to find a buyer willing to take on the risk http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Congress-Urged-to-Find-Ways-to-Move-Families-Ttrapped-in-Homes-That-Flood-Repeatedly.html

As Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire belches 1,000-foot fountain of lava, PDC helps with new tools to reduce risk http://www.pdc.org/news-n-media/pdc-updates/Guatemala-NDPBA-Final-Workshop/

Terrible Flood Planning? http://ghurtechai.com/dhaka-rain-go-away/

Flooding problems and costs https://resiliencepoort.nl/flooding-problems-costs/

How Aboriginal knowledge can help the world combat wildfires https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23531331-600-how-aboriginal-knowledge-can-help-the-world-combat-wildfires/

Exploring the circumstances surrounding flood fatalities in Australia—1900–2015 and the implications for policy and practice http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901117301818

Study of heatwave effects on northern NSW communities in 2017 http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-3823

A molten puddle deep under Iceland may reveal where volcanoes get their lava http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/molten-puddle-deep-under-iceland-may-reveal-where-volcanoes-get-their-lava

A New High: Elevating House Rises 5 Feet Off the Ground to Escape Flooding http://dornob.com/a-new-high-elevating-house-rises-5-feet-off-the-ground-to-escape-flooding/

India must improve its flood forecasting capability hugely to minimise loss of lives and property http://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/why-india-is-failing-to-minimise-monsoon-flood-destruction/story-4qC6DuVWacsebWBwnvLbjI.html

 

Emergency Management

Using Drones for Emergency Management http://edmdigest.com/news/drones-emergency-management/

How Drones Are Changing Humanitarian Disaster Response https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2015/11/09/how-drones-are-changing-humanitarian-disaster-response/#3f4733c310c2

How Drones are being used in Disaster Management? http://geoawesomeness.com/drones-fly-rescue/

Anti-drone radio wave startup SkySafe secures $11.5M from Andreessen https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/20/skysafe/

The Development of an Evacuation Protocol for Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices During a Disaster https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/development-of-an-evacuation-protocol-for-patients-with-ventricular-assist-devices-during-a-disaster/951976F55FD22F7795E6442E61F2940B

Terrorist attacks and deaths were on the decline worldwide for the second year in a row in 2016 http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/terrorism-attacks-decline-worldwide-second-year-state-department-says-n784421?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_nn

This indoor navigation system can track people in buildings struck by disaster https://factordaily.com/openshoe-project-inertial-navigation-disaster-buildings/

The smoke is rising but where is the fire? Exploring effective online map design for wildfire warnings https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-2929-9

Disaster Preparedness among Older Adults: Social Support, Community Participation, and Demographic Characteristics http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01488376.2017.1321081

Best Practices in the Design of a Citizen Focused Crisis Management Platform https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-52419-1_5

Horses and rabbits make lucky escapes from New Zealand floods – video report https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/jul/26/horses-and-rabbits-make-lucky-escapes-from-new-zealand-floods-video-report

Storm Model Foresaw Tornado Precursor Hours Before Twister Hit https://eos.org/articles/storm-model-foresaw-tornado-precursor-hours-before-twister-hit

Bullying ‘prevalent in emergency services’ and NSW Parliament wants answers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-27/emergency-services-inquiry-ambulance-worker-bullied/8745754

Grenfell fire: Grounds for corporate manslaughter charges http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/335992/grenfell-fire-grounds-for-corporate-manslaughter-charges

Otago flooding cleanup ‘will be millions’ http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/335891/otago-flooding-cleanup-will-be-millions

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

2017 Hurricane Season Awareness http://www.pciaa.net/docs/default-source/industry-issues/hurricaneprep_bythenumbers.pdf?sfvrsn=2

This week marks a decade since devastating floods brought Worcestershire to its knees http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/15420964.2007_Floods_Anniversary__How_unprecedented_rainfall_led_to_record_breaking_floods/?ref=twtrec

The Canadian Disaster Database https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/cndn-dsstr-dtbs/index-en.aspx

You Can Help the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team With Its Research on Crowdsourced Damage Assessment https://www.gislounge.com/can-help-humanitarian-openstreetmap-team-research-crowdsourced-damage-assessment/

The Cognitive Bias Survival Guide – Manage the Mind to Make Better Decisions http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/07/21/cognitive-bias-survival-guide/

Communicating the impacts of extreme cold along with mitigation strategies https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_module.php?id=1319&utm_content=buffer5f9ac&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#.WXZw2hWGPIV

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

Although Americans not well-prepared generally, preparedness even lower with the poor https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/programs_campaigns/dtac/srb-low-ses.pdf?platform=hootsuite

Many high-rise dwellers are unprepared for disaster http://www.king5.com/news/local/disaster/many-high-rise-dwellers-are-unprepared-for-a-disaster/458855645

This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” https://www.ready.gov/september

A Tribute to the World’s Oceans: Why We Couldn’t Survive Without Them http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/worlds-oceans-couldnt-survive/

Animation of World’s Population Growth http://www.openculture.com/2016/12/animated-map-shows-how-it-took-200000-years-for-human-population.html

SOS alerts is a new set of features in Google Search and Maps to help you quickly understand what’s going on and decide what to do during a crisis https://www.blog.google/products/search/helping-people-crisis/

A former female firefighter’s call for the joy of adventure in a culture obsessed with risk-averse achievement https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/03/01/gutsy-girl-caroline-paul/

Flood Re searches for local heroes http://www.floodre.co.uk/localheroes/

“Ready, Set, Go!” Your Personal Wildfire Action Plan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtoFAYBGUQA

Community guide to managing water including floods and droughts http://www.grcc.org.uk/news/news/post/343-water-where-you-live/

Community flood risk mapping project in Vietnam http://icem.com.au/portfolio-items/open-data-for-resilience-initiative-opendri-community-mapping-for-can-tho-vietnam/

 

Social media and emergency management

Facebook provides a different set of markers or cues that allow us to make judgements about people online https://www.universal-sci.com/headlines/2017/5/4/you-can-tell-more-about-a-person-from-their-facebook-page-than-by-actually-meeting-them

The 2017 Social Media Universe in One Infographic https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2017-social-media-universe-one-infographic-prism-50-brian-solis

Gujurat floods: “social media is very useful for coordinating relief work and disseminating information” http://www.firstpost.com/india/gujarat-floods-social-media-acts-as-boon-as-govt-reaches-out-to-locals-coordinates-relief-work-3858283.html

 

Disaster psychology

IAFC Report Explores Emotional, Mental Impact of Fire Service https://www.iafc.org/docs/default-source/1VCOS/vcosyellowribbonfinal.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Book Review: The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook https://psychcentral.com/lib/book-review-the-posttraumatic-growth-workbook-2/

The effect of flooding on mental health: Lessons learned for building resilience http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017WR020435/full

Seneca on the key to resilience in the face of loss https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/05/02/seneca-consolation-to-helvia/

“There is a naturally learnable set of behaviors that contribute to resilience” – Dr Adam Grant https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/well/mind/how-to-boost-resilience-in-midlife.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

Psychological resilience in U.S. military veterans: A 2-year, nationally representative prospective cohort study http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022395616305441

Early warnings may blunt trauma of displacement due to flooding http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-trauma-flood-warnings-idUKKBN1AB2OO

Flooding-related displacement and mental health http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(17)30062-1/fulltext

Scientists reveal significant mental disorders in a Spanish community after severe flood https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-07-scientists-reveal-significant-mental-disorders.html

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Flood knits the community together – “Your neighbors become your friends” http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/ellicott-city/ph-ho-cf-flood-residents-0727-20170724-story.html

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (21 July 2017)

Disaster

What was in the news this week about disaster resilience?

Recent emergencies/disasters

12 Lakh Affected In Assam Floods, Number Of Deaths Near 60 http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/12-lakh-affected-in-assam-floods-number-of-deaths-nears-60-1725250

Italy wildfires force evacuations, cause disruption http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory/italy-wildfires-force-evacuations-disruption-48667199

‘Beginning of the fire season’ has already created 36,600 B.C. evacuees http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-wildfire-williams-lake-1.4207548?utm_content=buffer44a01&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

China Rescues 49 Tourists Stranded On Island By Typhoon http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/china-rescues-49-tourists-stranded-on-island-by-typhoon-1725449

Flood Situation Critical In Southern Odisha http://ommcomnews.com/public/flood-situation-critical-in-southern-odisha

Record-breaking rains hit China’s Jilin, leave 8 dead and 1 missing https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/jilin-china-record-rain-damage-july-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Russian capital Moscow flooded yet again https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/russian-capital-moscow-flooded-yet-again/

Rare Chile snowstorm leaves one dead, 337 000 homes without power https://watchers.news/2017/07/16/chile-storm-santiago-snow-july-2017/

Nine people killed, one missing after major flash flood hits Arizona https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/flash-flood-cold-springs-arizona-july-15-2017/

Eruption continues at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/piton-de-la-fournaise-eruption-july-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Jul 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64306/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Jul-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Sinabung-Sangeang-Api.html

Anguish in Sierra foothills as dangerous fire season kicks off http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Anguish-in-Sierra-foothills-as-dangerous-fire-11290593.php

India – 400 Rescued From Floods in Gujarat http://floodlist.com/asia/india-400-rescued-from-floods-in-gujarat

Homes evacuated as Cornwall hit by flash floods https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/18/homes-evacuated-as-cornwall-hit-by-flash-floods

Baltimore County Recovering After Monday’s Storms, Flooding http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/07/18/baltimore-county-recovering-after-mondays-storms-flooding/

Heavy rain floods Instanbul https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/jul/18/heavy-rainfall-floods-istanbul-metro-video?CMP=share_btn_tw

Cornwall floods: Clear-up follows flood ‘devastation’ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-40652594

Heavy storms flood streets, kill one in west Germany https://www.thelocal.de/20170720/heavy-storms-flood-streets-kill-one-in-west-germany-weather-cologne?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Assam Flood Toll Up To 73; CM Sonowal Seeks Release Of Rs 1138 Crore Central Share For Flood Control http://www.indian24news.com/india/assam-flood-toll-up-to-73-cm-sonowal-seeks-release-of-rs-1138-crore-central-share-for-flood-control/275351-news

300 000 hectares ablaze, more than 45 000 people evacuated, British Columbia https://watchers.news/2017/07/19/300-000-hectares-ablaze-more-than-45-000-people-evacuated-british-columbia/

16 dead after severe floods hit Afghanistan, 51 in Pakistan https://watchers.news/2017/07/20/floods-in-afghanistan-and-pakistan-july-2017/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Schemes across the country to receive £15 million of natural flood management funding https://www.gov.uk/government/news/schemes-across-the-country-to-receive-15-million-of-natural-flood-management-funding

Experimental model predicts tornado’s path http://www.noaa.gov/stories/experimental-model-predicted-tornados-path-hours-not-minutes-before-it-formed

How First Nation fire wisdom is key to megafire prevention http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fire-fighting-first-nations-firekeepers-annie-kruger-penticton-bc-wildfire-mega-fire-1.4205506

A Powerful New Tool for Geoscience Research https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-powerful-new-tool-for-research

The rich, the poor, and the earth http://www.resilience.org/stories/2017-07-17/rich-poor-earth/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How Willow Waterhole became a model for flood control in Houston http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/How-Willow-Waterhole-became-a-model-for-flood-11286370.php

Flood management in Radom, Poland http://www.resin-cities.eu/newsroom/news-archive/?c=search&uid=0072b435

RESIN resilience resources http://www.resin-cities.eu/resources/resources/

Flooding: Oyo develops 20-year master plan http://www.naijaonpoint.com/latest-nigerian-news-today/flooding-oyo-develops-20-year-master-plan.html

InterFLOOD Asia 2018 http://www.interflood.asia/

How to make cities more resilient: a handbook for local government leaders http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/54256

US Geological Survey using drones to study prescribed burns http://www.uasmagazine.com/articles/1704/us-geological-survey-using-drones-to-study-prescribed-burns

Can Satellites Be Used as an Early Warning System for Landslides? http://floodlist.com/forecasting-warning-systems/satellites-early-warning-system-landslides?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Latest issue of Disaster Prevention and Management http://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/26/4

A new tool for rapidly and objectively identifying floodplain features on a landscape scale, with applications to flood risk mapping https://www.earth-surf-dynam.net/5/369/2017/esurf-5-369-2017.html

Climate-driven variability in the occurrence of major floods across North America and Europe http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002216941730478X

MH370 search data unveils fishing hotspots, ancient underwater volcanoes http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/94907171/MH370-search-data-unveils-fishing-hotspots-ancient-underwater-volcanoes

When extremes aren’t that extreme http://www.insblogs.com/uncategorized/extremes-arent-extreme/7543

Scientists are working hard to determine the how, why and when of earthquakes, but getting answers is a complex team effort https://phys.org/news/2017-07-earthquake-physics-multiple-scales.html

Academic team at LSU, elsewhere to study 2016 flood, recommend policies to avoid a repeat http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/article_a4a53512-6c05-11e7-82ad-07dc8cb15ae5.html

HydroNET processes 13 years of German radar data to identify extreme rainfall events http://www.hydronet.com/hydronet-processes-13-years-of-german-radar-data-to-identify-extreme-rainfall-events/

Measuring flood resilience: the Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement Tool https://www.zurich.com/en/corporate-responsibility/flood-resilience/measuring-flood-resilience

Australia’s earthquake mapping tool http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/events/public-events/govhack2017

Sea cave preserves 5,000-year snapshot of tsunamis https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170719084814.htm

Flood Standard, Critical to Public Safety, Is Also a Smart Investment http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/07/07/flood-standard-critical-to-public-safety-is-also-a-smart-investment

Over the last financial year the Environment Agency has protected over 42,000 more homes from flooding https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/company-news/item/14189-environment-agency-publishes-annual-report-and-accounts-for-2016-17

An interactive guide to reducing flood risk http://newsandviews.zurich.co.uk/talking-point/interactive-guide-reducing-flood-risk/

 

Emergency Management

Australian army to be deployed on domestic soil during future terrorist attacks http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australian-army-to-be-deployed-on-domestic-soil-during-future-terrorist-attacks-20170716-gxc7gu.html

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: Overview https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/overview

Allowing wildfires to run their course when appropriate https://www.dcourier.com/news/2017/jul/17/look-todays-firefighting-techniques/?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=

Transboundary Disaster Management Training in Nepal http://gendermatters.in/2017/07/nepal-training/

46 years of terrorist attacks in Europe, visualized https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/a-history-of-terrorism-in-europe/?tid=ss_tw

Swapping the keyboard for a drip torch https://m.news-mail.com.au/news/swapping-the-keyboard-for-a-drip-torch/3201911/#/0

Management and Organization of EOCs https://triecker.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/management-and-organization-of-eocs/

Assam Floods, an annual tragedy: A detailed report http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/assam-floods-an-annual-tragedy-a-detailed-report/articleshow/59611524.cms

Floods and the rainmakers of Lagos Island http://reubenabati.com.ng/index.php/reuben-views/item/2403-floods-and-the-rainmakers-of-lagos-island-reuben-abati

Sri Lanka Struggles to Adapt as Disasters Become a New “normal” http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-struggles-to-adapt-as-disasters-become-a-new-normal?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

‘Strong, positive female role models’ female firefighter camp hosing down perceptions http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/strong-positive-female-role-models-female-firefighter-camp-hosing-down-perceptions-1.4200075

Lismore floods, did you stay or did you go? https://www.echonews.com.au/news/lismore-floods-did-you-stay-or-did-you-go/3202256/

Five people face charges over Amatrice earthquake building collapses https://www.thelocal.it/20170719/five-investigated-manslaughter-amatrice-earthquake-building-collapses

The Effect of Alerting and Tones on Firefighters’ Heart Rates https://www.usfa.fema.gov/current_events/071317.html

Quebec floods: Coiteux eases rules for rebuilding homes in hard-hit areas http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/coiteux-establishes-rules-about-rebuilding-homes-hit-by-floods

Helping communities build sustainable local capacity for wildfire mitigation during high risk times https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/community-mitigation-assistance-teams-new-approach-help-Bruno

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Moving classes outside can improve test scores, wellbeing: report http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/moving-classes-outside-can-improve-test-scores-wellbeing-report-20170715-gxbukl.html

Flood of memories: Years of efforts rebuilt the town but its impact – and stories – are still felt http://www.tribdem.com/news/watch-video-flood-of-memories-years-of-efforts-rebuilt-the/article_850c7d50-69da-11e7-9623-eb6b3623ffef.html

Mitigating disaster: teens spend summer in forest preventing wildfires http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mitigating-disaster-teens-spend-summer-in-forest-preventing-wildfires-1.4207049

How the world gets its facts straight http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/july-2017/how-the-world-gets-its-facts-straight/

Reaching Resilience handbook http://www.reachingresilience.org/IMG/pdf/resilience-handbook.pdf

FireSmart Homeowner’s Manual http://www.firesmartcanada.ca/resources-library/firesmart-homeowners-manual

Urban vulnerability mapping: Participatory data collection and mapping of urban communities toolkit https://issuu.com/pulselabjakarta/docs/toolkit_-_urban_vulnerability_mappi

“Urban resilience depends not on infrastructure, but on communities” http://www.thesourcemagazine.org/adaptation-secure-communities-not-property/

Social networks can influence decisions https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/intentional-insights/201707/are-friends-the-enemies-wise-choices

Survey: Community experiences of flooding in northern NSW after cyclone Debbie https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X2H2DHS

Heroes who have helped ease flooding could win £10,000 http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/heroes-who-helped-ease-flooding-215962#ICID=sharebar_twitter

SES releases Horsham, Natimuk flood guides http://www.mailtimes.com.au/story/4800983/new-flood-guides-for-horsham-natimuk/?cs=225

 

Social media and emergency management

People are reporting riots on Twitter before they call the police http://mashable.com/2017/07/04/twitter-police-riots-geofeedia-surveillance/

Researchers have developed a new algorithm to pinpoint the geographic locations of natural disasters mentioned in tweets https://eos.org/articles/algorithm-discerns-where-tweets-came-from-to-track-disasters

Can Data Extracted from Twitter Help Map Flood Hazards? https://eos.org/articles/can-data-extracted-from-twitter-help-map-flood-hazards

Social media can benefit children’s learning, health and social interactions https://theconversation.com/when-it-comes-to-kids-and-social-media-its-not-all-bad-news-80547

Understanding Why People Use Twitter to Discuss Mental Health Problems https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28381392

6 things to Tweet when attending a conference https://business.twitter.com/en/blog/6-things-Tweet-when-attending-conference.html?utm_medium=paid&utm_source=twitter

 

Disaster psychology

Wise Reasoning in the Face of Everyday Life Challenges http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1948550616652206

The Seven C’s of Resilience http://diggingdeep.org/seven-cs-resilience/

 

Social Capital and Disasters

What Does ‘Community’ Mean? https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/07/what-does-community-mean/532518/

Volunteers working with authorities can help keep some of the millions of people living near dangerous volcanoes safer https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170719090125.htm

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (14 July 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

California wildfires: Hundreds evacuated as flames spread http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40549753

Federal government stepping in to help B.C. wildfire fight http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-wildfires-sunday-1.4196721

Japan rescuers search for survivors after deadly floods http://www.dw.com/en/japan-rescuers-search-for-survivors-after-deadly-floods/

Heavy rains trigger landslides in Manipur, rivers in spate http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/heavy-rains-trigger-landslides-in-manipur-rivers-in-spate-117070900375_1.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Landslides, flash floods kill 9 in northern Vietnam http://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/landslides-flashfloods-kill-9-in-northern-vietnam-3611237.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Second large earthquake on Philippine Fault in four days http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/second-large-earthquake-on-philippine-fault-in-four-days-4545/

Interactive map of current wildfires in north-western USA https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/interactivemap/index.html?webmap=ed0a7dad32fe4848b20c6f91c74c79ea

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Jul 2017: Fuego volcano, Reventador, Turrialba, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64192/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Jul-2017-Fuego-volcano-Reventador-Turrialba-Sinabung-Sabancaya-.html

Paris hit by heaviest July deluge since 1880 https://watchers.news/2017/07/10/paris-rain-flood-july-2017/

Unprecedented wildfires force evacuation of over 10 000 people in B.C., Canada https://watchers.news/2017/07/10/bc-wildfires-canada-july-2017/

Massive floods leave at least 20 dead in capital Lagos, Nigeria https://watchers.news/2017/07/11/nigeria-lagos-flood-july-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

North Texas storms kill one, flood streets http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article160441829.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

China – Severe Weather and Floods Hit Jingjinji http://floodlist.com/asia/china-severe-weather-floods-jingjinji-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thousands marooned in Kurigram, Lalmonirhat flood http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2017/07/11/thousands-marooned-kurigram-lalmonirhat-flood/

South Korea enters summer rainy season, up to 180 mm (7 inches) per hour https://watchers.news/2017/07/08/south-korea-flood-july-2017/

Mount Vesuvius on fire, tourists and residents evacuated, Italy https://watchers.news/2017/07/12/mount-vesuvius-on-fire-tourists-and-residents-evacuated-italy/

Japan flood death toll rises to 30 https://phys.org/news/2017-07-japan-death-toll_1_2.html

India – Floods and Landslides Affect 1.5 Million in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-landslides-assam-and-arunachal-pradesh-july-2017

 

Disaster risk reduction

Ready-to-use guides from the National Burning Project http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/ready-to-use-guides-from-the-national-burning-project

National best practice guidelines for prescribed burning http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/national-best-practice-guidelines-for-prescribed-burning

Pyrocumulus cloud: How fires can create their own weather systems http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-11/pyrocumulus-cloud-how-fire-can-create-weather/8693202

Crustal Stress Pattern in China and Its Adjacent Areas http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1367912017303498

Probing the Power of Pacific Supertyphoons https://eos.org/articles/probing-the-power-of-pacific-supertyphoons

Can Assam’s annual flood misery be blamed on government red-tape? https://scroll.in/article/843219/can-assams-annual-flood-misery-be-blamed-on-government-red-tape

How Will We Pay for Loss and Damage? http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21550085.2017.1342963

Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/FAS%20Newsletter%20-%20June%202017.pdf

USGS Scientists to Track Effects of Historic Lake Ontario Flooding http://floodlist.com/america/usa/scientists-track-lake-ontario-flooding?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How we change the organisms that infect us https://theconversation.com/how-we-change-the-organisms-that-infect-us-74625

Nigeria: We’ll Embark On Holistic Solutions to Permanently Address Flooding, Says Ambode http://allafrica.com/stories/201707110397.html

Moving forward to disaster resilience: Perspectives on increasing resilience for future disasters http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040162517306224

Falling sea level caused volcanos to overflow https://phys.org/news/2017-07-falling-sea-volcanos.html

Insurance could cut $29 bln natural disaster bill for poor nations http://news.trust.org/item/20170712113523-95lk2?cid=social_20170712_73270657&adbid=885253567551905792&adbpl=tw&adbpr=89711639

How infectious diseases have shaped our culture, habits and language https://theconversation.com/how-infectious-diseases-have-shaped-our-culture-habits-and-language-75061

Research opens fresh view on volcanic plumbing systems https://phys.org/news/2017-07-fresh-view-volcanic-plumbing.html

Study: Private flood coverage could slash costs for many in Louisiana, but some would see prices double http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/article_7f5ed19a-66fc-11e7-b631-13b16f3594ef.html

Boston’s first ever strategy for advancing resilience and racial equity across the City https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/document-file-07-2017/resilient_boston_digital.pdf

 

Emergency Management

The evolution of incident management in Australia http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/aiims-2017-evolution-incident-management-in-australia

Basic Home Fire Safety Training Materials http://www.afac.com.au/initiative/bhfs

Updated public safety learner resources available http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/updated-public-safety-learner-resources-pua-library

News from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC: national research priorities, Hazard Notes http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/bnhcrc-national-research-priorities-hazard-notes

A preliminary combined simulation tool for the risk assessment of pedestrians’ flood-induced evacuation http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815216308313

Fort McMurray rallies to help B.C. wildfire evacuees http://www.fortmcmurraytoday.com/2017/07/08/fort-mcmurray-rallies-to-help-bc-wildfire-evacuees

New WA rural fire service could cost $560m a year, report finds http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-07/era-report-on-wa-country-fire-service/8686764

Rural Fire Service wait set to continue as WA Government performs balancing act http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-08/rural-fire-service-wait-set-to-continue-18-months-after-yarloop/8690422

Kaziranga using drones to monitor flood-affected animals http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/kaziranga-using-drones-to-monitor-flood-affected-animals-117070900439_1.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rivers do not have same rights as humans, India’s top court rules http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/07/08/asia-pacific/rivers-not-rights-humans-indias-top-court-rules/#.WWK7YRWGPIU

Province dictating rebuilding rules in flood zone, Gatineau councillors charge http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/gatineau-flood-council-quebec-rebuilding-1.4191208

From Floods to Fires https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/07/10/from-floods-to-fires/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Italian tourist trap turned into ghost town by earthquake http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40554843

Grenfell Tower investigation starting point is 80 deaths by manslaughter, police say https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/10/grenfell-fire-criminal-investigation-starting-point-is-80-deaths-by-manslaughter-police-say?CMP=share_btn_tw

Special Section: Fire Safety of High Rise Buildings https://link.springer.com/journal/10694/53/1?wt_mc=Other.Other.8.CON631.Grendfell&utm_content=buffereb1dd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Burning B.C.: Time to fight fire with fire, says expert http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wildfires-bc-smoke-prescribed-burns-fire-interior-displaced-evacuees-1.4198057

Louisiana has found itself in a nearly continual cycle of crises in recent years http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/When-you-come-back-to-Louisiana-its-like-you-have-never-Left.html

Lessons for First Responders on the Front Lines of Terrorism http://www.govtech.com/em/safety/Lessons-for-first-Responders-on-the-Front-Lines-of-Terrorism.html

Quebec minister calls for patience from residents affected by floods http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/quebec-minister-calls-for-patience-from-residents-affected-by-floods-1.3498485

Prepare to Play It Cool: Helping At-Risk Populations Combat Extreme Heat https://www.phe.gov/ASPRBlog/pages/BlogArticlePage.aspx?PostID=269

Harvard EPREP Exercise Evaluation Toolkit https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/preparedness/toolkits/exercise-evaluation-toolkit/

“We must give the people back a sense of control in our preparedness planning”- Craig Fugate http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/The-Public-as-a-Resource.html?utm_content=bufferd98d5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Lekki floods: When the rich also cried https://loudinsider.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/lekki-floods-when-the-rich-also-cried/

Grenfell Tower ‘stay put’ advice lasted nearly two hours http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40575329

Animal protection in disasters a lifeline for rural families https://www.zilient.org/article/noahs-ark-animal-protection-disasters-lifeline-rural-families?cid=social_20170712_73205197&adbid=885227290723885056&adbpl=tw&adbpr=295713773

Airbnb tests new ways to unlock doors during disasters https://www.zilient.org/article/airbnb-tests-new-ways-unlock-doors-during-disasters

New life for flood-damaged buildings in Darwen town centre http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/darwen/news/15403590.New_life_for_flood_damaged_buildings_in_Darwen_town_centre/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How can we involve more people in the ongoing conversation on disaster preparedness? http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/174951-agos-summit-teleserye-social-media-disaster-preparedness

The use of 3D landscape visualisation technology (Google Earth) for enhancing and improving participation in Natural Flood Management http://www.ccri.ac.uk/survey-landscape-visualisation-technology/

We asked a local track athlete to see if he could make it before the tsunami http://www.seattletimes.com/video/5023414497001/outrun-a-tsunami-we-asked-a-track-athlete-to-try

Innovations in digital engagement http://localgovernmentmag.co.nz/lg-magazine/communication1/digital-engagement/

Public engagement is difficult and often emotional, but gratifying https://www.publicagenda.org/blogs/meaningful-community-engagement-is-like-exercise-difficult-emotional-and-gratifying

A framework for stakeholder engagement during systematic reviews and maps in environmental management https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3155&utm_content=buffer6a18f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIresearch

Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1498653710687-e1cf5f0c272c5380614978674e814c30/FEMA_p1000_June2017_508.pdf

World Population Day: Earth’s inequalities http://www.dw.com/en/world-population-day-earths-inequalities/a-39630816

Flood victims voice frustration at public consultation in Pointe-Claire http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/flood-victims-voice-frustration-at-public-consultation-in-pointe-claire

Hundreds attend flood zone consultation http://www.ottawasun.com/2017/07/10/hundreds-attend-flood-zone-consultation

Interactive maps shows breakup of Pangea to the present http://portal.gplates.org/cesium/?view=rift_v

The science that makes storytelling such a powerful form of communication https://www.hatchforgood.org/explore/182/the-science-of-storytelling-part-2-harnessing-the-power-of-patterns

Survey shows only 25 percent realized they are vulnerable, and only six percent knew they are located in a designated flood-risk area https://www.bdo.ca/en-ca/insights/consulting/risk-advisory/when-the-levee-breaks-a-deluge-of-risk-for-your-business/

Canadian voices on changing flood risk https://uwaterloo.ca/partners-for-action/sites/ca.partners-for-action/files/uploads/files/canadian_voices_on_changing_flood_risk_fnl.pdf

Age of the Seafloor map from the University of Sydney https://sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=119

Organising VOLCANOES’ NIGHT http://en.nochedevolcanes.es/organise-volcanoes-night/

 

Social media and emergency management

A novel approach to  leverage  geotagged  tweets  to  assess  the  evacuation  responses  of residents https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318277141_Leveraging_Twitter_to_gauge_evacuation_compliance_spatiotemporal_analysis_of_Hurricane_Matthew

Using Facebook to provide information on needs directly to the humanitarian community immediately after an emergency http://blog.veritythink.com/post/162764104334/using-facebook-surveymonkey-in-disaster-response

Engagement in social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook can build up children’s resilience https://epi.org.uk/report/social-media-and-childrens-mental-health-a-review-of-the-evidence/

Social media does not broaden scientific communication, but rather replicates and perpetuates pre-established disciplinary boundaries http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2017/07/12/scientific-birds-of-a-feather-flock-together-science-communication-on-social-media-rarely-happens-across-or-beyond-disciplinary-boundaries/

 

Disaster psychology

Need to address both cognition and affect in communicating risks and to make better use of social networks http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916304496

The purpose of this programme is to strengthen resilience in individuals http://www.mindmatterstraining.co.uk/mental-health-training/strengthening-personal-resilience-programme/?utm_content=social-ui352&utm_medium=social&utm_source=SocialMedia&utm_campaign=SocialPilot

What Is a “Good” Decision? https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-science-behind-behavior/201707/what-is-good-decision

Psychologists warn emotional impact of Cyclone Debbie is far from over, three months on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-11/cyclone-trauma-from-cyclone-debbie-three-months-on/8693572

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure https://hbr.org/2016/06/resilience-is-about-how-you-recharge-not-how-you-endure

The importance of positivity in the aftermath of a disaster http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/disaster-recovery-zm0z17jjzsor

What is this thing we call resilience? http://www.preparedex.com/thing-call-resilience/?utm_content=buffer55046&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How to bounce back when things go wrong https://www.alquimia.co.uk/2017/06/27/how-to-bounce-back-when-things-go-wrong/

Survival is less about heroic actions than avoiding mindless mistakes http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170711-what-not-to-do-in-a-disaster

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Vulnerable individuals are characterised by social and economic attributes and by societal dynamics rooted in each community http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WCAS-D-16-0090.1

 

 

 

 

Today in Disaster Resilience (7 July 2017)

resilience 7 July

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sudden eruption at Dieng Volcanic Complex injures 10 tourists, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2017/07/02/sileri-dieng-eruption-injures-10-tourists-indonesia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extremely intense hailstorm hits Girona, Spain https://watchers.news/2017/07/01/girona-hail-storm-spain/

Extreme flash flooding in northern Illinois after 152 mm (6 inches) of rain in 4 hours https://watchers.news/2017/06/30/northern-illinois-flood-june-28-2017/

Yangtze tributaries rise above warning levels http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/yangtze-tributaries-rise-above-warning-levels

Houses of 105 villagers flooded in Ingushetia http://www.eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/39948/

Northern Bangladesh is likely to experience flood http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/environment/2017/07/02/brahmaputra-basin-northern-bangladesh-likely-see-flood/

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Jul 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64082/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Jul-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Di.html

Assam floods: Situation remains grim with 3.5 lakh people affected in 13 districts http://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-floods-situation-remains-grim-with-3-5-lakh-people-affected-in-13-districts-3775197.html

China – More Floods in South Leave 56 Dead, 22 Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-south-central-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Jul 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64093/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Jul-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Du.html

Heavy monsoon rains, flash floods claim 43 lives in Pakistan, 61 injured http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/heavy-monsoon-rains-flash-floods-claim-43-lives-in-pakistan-61-injured/story-gggaDYFnIDqVEpDlMnDHLN.html

Vietnam – Days of Heavy Rain Cause Flooding and Landslides in North http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-flooding-landslides-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Jul 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Cleveland, Sabancaya, Bogoslof https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64110/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Jul-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Cleveland-Sabancaya-Bogoslo.html

Heavy rain in Japan forces almost 400,000 from their homes http://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-storm-japan-idUSKBN19Q1IK?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=595d3f6804d30111c4f6a30f&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Flood Kills Bike Rider, Destroys Properties Worth Millions http://www.frontiersnews.com/flood-kills-bike-rider-destroys-properties-worth-millions/

Extremely dangerous M6.5 earthquake hits the Philippines https://watchers.news/2017/07/06/philippines-earthquake-leyte-july-6-2017/

Record rainfall in southwestern Japan leaves 3 dead, 19 missing http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/120424.php

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Jul 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64120/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Jul-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Flood havoc in Asia: Heavy rains inflict damage in Japan, China, Bangladesh and India http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/raging-waters-kill-3-leave-20-missing

 

Disaster risk reduction

Have your say on the Draft Revised NSW Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/know-your-risk/Bush-fire-hazards-and-your-property/review-of-the-bush-fire-environmental-assessment-code

National Land Use Planning Guidelines for Disaster Resilient Communities https://www.planning.org.au/policy/national-land-use-planning-guidelines-for-disaster-resilient-communities-2

U.S. About to Fall Further Behind in Long Range Weather Forecasting https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/06/29/u-s-fall-farther-behind-long-range-weather-forecasting/

Natural Disasters by Location: Rich Leave and Poor Get Poorer https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/natural-disasters-by-location-rich-leave-and-poor-get-poorer/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_ENGYSUS_NEWS

Disaster that strikes in a moment was years in the making https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/02/disaster-that-strikes-in-a-moment-was-years-in-the-making?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

Global Risks in 2040 https://www.rand.org/blog/rand-review/2017/06/global-risks-in-2040-qa-with-andrew-parasiliti.html?adbsc=social_Security2040_20170702_1634501&adbid=881611440049618945&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

New data set explores 90 years of natural disasters in the US http://theusabulletin.com/2017/06/29/new-data-set-explores-90-years-of-natural-disasters-in-the-us/

Antibiotic Resistance Is Lurking in The Environment https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/06/colistin-resistance-mcr-3/531987/

Five Barriers to Disaster Resilience http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/fire-barriers-to-disaster-resilience.html

Disaster Management Reference Handbook (2017) – Bangladesh http://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/disaster-management-reference-handbook-2017-bangladesh

Post-cyclone study shows building codes not enough to protect homes http://www.smh.com.au/comment/postcyclone-study-shows-building-codes-not-enough-to-protect-homes-20170701-gx2mmm.html

Thirty-year flooding saga in Dumfries flows onwards http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-40431565

Flood events and their effects in a Himalayan mountain river: Geomorphological examples from the Buri Gandaki Valley, Nepal https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11629-016-4154-5

Flooding threatening 4.2 million people on Caribbean and Pacific islands http://www.thesourcemagazine.org/flooding-threatening-4-2-million-people-caribbean-pacific-islands/

GFDRR Work Plan 2018: Bringing Resilience to Scale http://www.alnap.org/node/27336.aspx?utm_content=bufferffd7b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) is a committee established by the Environment Agency https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/trent-regional-flood-and-coastal-committee

Latest Floodplain Manager Newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20394&t=01969a383512800f49be3a71c6638b0a

Devastating floods leave carpet of wildflowers across southern Western Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-05/heavy-rain-leaves-amazing-wildflowers-western-australia/8680442

Handbook on Culture and Urban Disaster http://educen.cultureanddisaster.eu/handbook/

Satellites reveal melting of rocks under volcanic zone, deep in Earth’s mantle https://theconversation.com/satellites-reveal-melting-of-rocks-under-volcanic-zone-deep-in-earths-mantle-80452?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Forgotten Archives Reveal Impact of 1918 Puerto Rico Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.seismosoc.org/news/ssa-press-releases/srl-forgotten-archives-reveal-impact-1918-puerto-rico-earthquake-tsunami/

Using GIS During Fire Season https://www.gislounge.com/using-gis-fire-season/

Naomi Klein: how power profits from disaster https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/06/naomi-klein-how-power-profits-from-disaster

A set of priorities for national research into natural hazards in Australia has been launched today http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/national-priorities-research?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=nationalpriorities

‘Bulges’ in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/bulges-in-volcanoes-could-be-used-to-predict-eruptions

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118921496.html

Clustering of arc volcanoes caused by temperature perturbations in the back-arc mantle https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15753

Earth likely to see increase in frequency and intensity of storms, wildfires and flooding: AIR Worldwide http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/earth-likely-see-increase-frequency-intensity-storms-wildfires-flooding-air-worldwide-1004116554/

Croatian shipyard helping to save Venice from flooding http://thedubrovniktimes.com/news/croatia/item/2675-croatian-shipyard-helping-to-save-venice-from-flooding?platform=hootsuite

 

Emergency Management

Stuart Siren Not Working as Tornado was Nearby http://whotv.com/2017/06/29/stuart-siren-not-working-as-tornado-was-nearby/

Grenfell Tower fire: Nearly 150 UK buildings fail safety tests after west London blaze http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-30/grenfell-tower-fire:-nearly-150-uk-buildings-fail-safety-tests/8669204?pfmredir=sm

How the Democratic Republic of the Congo Beat Ebola in 42 Days https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/07/how-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-beat-ebola-in-42-days/532590/

Being prepared for flood emergencies: behind the scenes of a major exercise https://floodresilience.blog/2017/07/02/being-prepared-for-flood-emergencies-behind-the-scenes-of-a-major-exercise/

How Real-Time Data Intelligence Is Transforming UK Flood Response http://www.silicon.co.uk/data-storage/bigdata/environment-agency-data-intelligence-216395?inf_by=5909b603671db8aa4e8b45c0

Disaster Preparedness in Myanmar http://www.unocha.org/country/myanmar/about-ocha-myanmar/disaster-response-preparedness

On anonymity in disasters: Socio-technical practices in emergency management http://www.ephemerajournal.org/contribution/anonymity-disasters-socio-technical-practices-emergency-management

A Fire Service Leader’s Guide To Preparing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan https://www.iafc.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/cwpp-leader-39-s-guide-normal-res.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Virginia gets new zoned hurricane evacuation plan http://www.13newsnow.com/weather/hurricane-center/virginia-gets-new-zoned-hurricane-evacuation-plan/454273052?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

After the quake: How Christchurch is bouncing back https://govinsider.asia/innovation/christchurch-lianne-dalziel-earthquake-resilience/

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Update: More Active Season Predicted https://www.wunderground.com/news/2017-hurricane-season-forecast-atlantic-colorado-state-july-update?__prclt=PFoiEVNt

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The history of the earth – radio interview http://radioadelaide.org.au/2017/06/30/the-history-of-the-earth/

Interactive map of all known/recorded natural disasters in Japan http://dil-db.bosai.go.jp/saigai/

Education plan for improving the capabilities of Australia’s built environment professionals in creating more disaster resilient communities https://www.planning.org.au/documents/item/7805

Entries for the 2017 Victorian Fire Awareness Awards are now open https://fireawarenessawards.com.au/

These breathtaking murals spotlight the dangers of climate change http://mashable.com/2017/07/02/climate-change-murals-canada/#c8jEWGWUmsOD

The greenhouse effect is like a stack of blankets on a winter night https://skepticalscience.com/SkS_Analogy_09_Greenhouse_effect_stack_of_blankets.html?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#350509998-tw#1499031132655

Top 10 Worst Natural Disasters of All Time http://gazettereview.com/2017/06/top-10-worst-natural-disasters-time/

Reckless disregard for fire safety in B.C.’s backcountry an ongoing problem http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/reckless-disregard-for-fire-an-ongoing-b-c-backcountry-problem

Seeking the exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses and at the same time a great openness to new ideas – Carl Sagan https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/05/23/carl-sagan-the-burden-of-skepticism/

Volunteer engagement in citizen science has been going on a long time https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/evolving-landscape-citizen-science

How do economics, culture and geography affect a community’s ability to bounce back after a flood? https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2017/06/30/206873/study-looks-into-issues-affecting-how-communities-bounce-back-from-floods/

World Meteorological Organization’s World Weather & Climate Extremes Archive https://wmo.asu.edu

Resilience Scan: January-March 2017 https://www.odi.org/publications/10846-resilience-scan-january-march-2017

Our future in living with Water – Making collective decisions supported by tools, visualisation and serious games http://floodcop.com.au/2017/07/02/our-future-in-living-with-water-making-collective-decisions-supported-by-tools-visualisation-and-serious-games/

Teaching originality? https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol22/iss2/art29/

IAP2 Spectrum Review http://www.iap2canada.ca/resources/Documents/News/IAP2%20Spectrum%20Review.pdf

How to stop people entering floodwater http://stories.scienceinpublic.com.au/2017/floodwaters/

Prepare to be on your own in a major Pacific Northwest disaster http://www.king5.com/news/prepare-to-be-on-your-own-in-a-major-pacific-northwest-disaster/447180665

How to Give a Winning Research Presentation http://researcherdevelopment.academicblogs.co.uk/how-to-give-a-winning-research-presentation/

How Helsinki is using 3D models to assist urban planners and citizens https://cities-today.com/how-helsinki-is-using-3d-models-to-assist-urban-planners-and-citizens/

Examples of Policy exercises, simulations, and games to improve disaster preparedness and response actions http://www.educenproject.eu/games-and-simulations

Reaching Resilience Game http://www.reachingresilience.org/Play

Guidelines for engaging the public in crisis management http://www.crisiscommunication.fi/images/pep/Public_Empowerment_Guide.pdf

 

Social media and emergency management

Contributions of digital volunteering to community disaster resilience https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/resources/poster/3739

Social Listening and Hashtags Relating to Fire Mapping https://www.gislounge.com/using-gis-fire-season/

Civic engagement strategies in the age of Twitter http://www.architects.org/architectureboston/articles/bring-joy

 

Disaster psychology

Effect of evacuation and displacement on the association between flooding and mental health outcomes: a cross-sectional analysis of UK survey data http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(17)30047-5/fulltext

Solitude https://psychcentral.com/lib/book-review-solitude/

Children, Young People and Flooding – recovery and resilience http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/children-young-people-and-flooding-recovery-and-resilience/

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Community resilience is influenced by the strength of neighborhood social networks and cohesion http://thecityfix.com/blog/what-about-the-people-unlocking-the-key-to-socially-sustainable-and-resilient-communities-cathy-baldwin-robin-king/

Lori Peek of the Natural Hazards Center Discusses Effects of Disasters on People http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/EM-Summer-2017-Major-Player-Lori-Peek.html

Tools for social network analysis http://www.educenproject.eu/tools-for-sna

 

Today in disaster resilience (30 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Jun 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63935/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Jun-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabun.html

What we know so far about the near-historic floods across Mid-Michigan http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/06/what_we_know_so_far_about_the.html

UN chief “saddened” by loss of life, devastation by landslides in China http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/25/c_136392173.htm

More than 1,500 evacuated due to forest fires in southern Spain http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/06/25/hundreds-evacuated-due-forest-fires-southern-spain/

Xinmo landslide: an update https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/06/26/xinmo-landslide-2/

Utah blaze caused by torch used to kill weeds https://apnews.com/8b4cf603c411422088e79a7e18d9df4a

Tittabawassee River to crest at 31 feet; people assessing flood damage http://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/Tittabawassee-River-to-crest-at-31-feet-people-11244192.php

Sheveluch erupts ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia https://watchers.news/2017/06/27/sheveluch-eruption-june-27-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Massive wildfire raging in Utah, 1 500 people evacuated https://watchers.news/2017/06/26/brian-head-fire-utah-june-2017/

Firefighters battling large wildfires in Chelan, Douglas counties http://komonews.com/news/local/firefighters-battling-large-wildfires-in-chelan-douglas-counties

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jun 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63983/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Jun-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Reventador-Sina.html

Grassland wildfires in Eastern Washington grow, prompt urgent evacuations http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/grassland-wildfires-in-eastern-washington-grow-prompt-urgent-evacuations/

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Jun 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64010/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Jun-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventad.html

Firefighters scramble as water surrounds school in Skegness after flooding hits the town http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/firefighters-scramble-water-surrounds-school-143832

Goodwin Fire has burned 21,000 acres; state of emergency declared http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizona/goodwin-fire-has-burned-21000-acres-state-of-emergency-declared/452711402

These NASA Images Show Siberia Burning Up http://www.climatecentral.org/news/nasa-siberia-wildfires-21576

Volcanic activity worldwide 29 Jun 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Poas, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64022/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-29-Jun-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Poas-Sinabung-Saku.html

At least 26 tornadoes rip through Midwest as more severe storms loom http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tornadoes-rip-through-midwest-iowa/

 

Disaster risk reduction

The World’s Most Powerful Earthquake Ended With An Eruption And A Human Sacrifice https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2017/06/25/the-worlds-most-powerful-earthquake-ended-with-an-eruption-and-a-human-sacrifice/#7d5cd8aa2ddc

The first wave of floods in Assam have claimed five lives, affected 40,000 people. Despite promises, little changes on the ground http://indianexpress.com/article/india/take-5-prasanta-kumar-barman-47-a-guwahati-resident-hit-by-floods-4720580/

From Research to Results: The Next Wave of Tools for Planning Resilient Cities http://www.govtech.com/data/From-Research-to-Results-The-Next-Wave-of-Tools-For-Planning-Resilient-Cities.html

Annual earthquake losses for the United States https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1497362829336-7831a863fd9c5490379b28409d541efe/FEMAP-366_2017.pdf

Tsunami – The Underrated Hazard https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2017/06/25/tsunami-the-underrated-hazard/#4d0238e37ff3

Tsunamis on the Great Lakes? Researchers are looking into it http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2017/06/24/tsunamis-on-the-great-lakes-researchers-are-looking-into-it.html

The impact of flooding on road transport: A depth-disruption function http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1361920916308367

What has been done to prevent a repeat of the 2007 Hull floods http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/what-been-done-prevent-repeat-124566

‘We’re not going to stop a storm from coming, but we can lessen its impacts.’ http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Hazard-Mitigation-Plan-Prepares-Portsmouth-for-Disaster.html?utm_content=buffer76611&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The unique strengths of different satellites reveal different facets of cloud systems and precipitation https://eos.org/research-spotlights/using-multiple-satellites-gives-a-fuller-view-of-cloud-structure

Lightning Sparking More Boreal Forest Fires https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/lightning-sparking-more-boreal-forest-fires

USGS publishes a new blueprint that can help make subduction zone areas more resilient https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-publishes-a-new-blueprint-can-help-make-subduction-zone-areas-more-resilient

Protecting property, lives & the environment by promoting resilience to wildfires in South Africa https://undp-biodiversity.exposure.co/climate-change-fuels-fires

Bushfire management: Fibre optics may unlock secrets of seeds surviving blazes http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-15/bushfire-management-fibre-optics-may-unlock-below-ground-secrets/8621898

Bushfire Mitigation Summit hears from key stakeholders on way forward https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2017/06/Bushfire-Mitigation-Summit-hears-from-key-stakeholders-on-way-forward.aspx

Understanding the root causes of natural disasters https://theconversation.com/understanding-the-root-causes-of-natural-disasters-80017?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Latest edition of HazNet http://haznet.ca/haznet-spring-2017/

Could a massive earthquake strike the eastern US? http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/could-massive-earthquake-strike-eastern-us-1627839?utm_campaign=/could-massive-earthquake-strike-eastern-us-1627839

100 Resilient Cities Announces Global Summit – Largest Ever Gathering of Urban Resilience Experts http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/100-resilient-cities-announces-largest-ever-gathering-of-urban-resilience-e#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Portugal’s forest fires, though never before as deadly, are all too familiar https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2017/0626/Portugal-s-forest-fires-though-never-before-as-deadly-are-all-too-familiar

Tsunami Warnings Along the Inundation Line http://www.bldgblog.com/2017/06/warnings-along-the-inundation-line/amp/

New Volcanic Island Unveils Explosive Past https://eos.org/project-updates/new-volcanic-island-unveils-explosive-past

AIIB to help finance Manila flood management project http://www.manilatimes.net/aiib-help-finance-manila-flood-management-project/335095/

How IBM & MSRIT plan to help Bengaluru tackle rain-related disasters http://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/internet/how-ibm-msrit-plan-to-help-bengaluru-tackle-rain-related-disasters/59317340

New research finds large earthquakes can trigger underwater landslides thousands of miles away https://news.agu.org/press-release/distant-earthquakes-can-cause-underwater-landslides/?utm_source=CPRE&utm_medium=email&utm_content=17-50%20underwater%20landslides

Earthquake reduction efforts yield successful results, state regulators say http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state/earthquake-mitigation-efforts-yield-successful-results-corporation-commission-says/article_09f5cf0d-055d-546c-8b30-7d0f48913e5b.html

Scenario analysis: Real-time hydrological forecasting http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/54003

Transforming disaster experience into a safer built environment – The case of Japan http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/969091497345407955/DRMHubTokyo-201706-Built-Environment.pdf

Flood risk management at river basin scale: The need to adopt a proactive approach http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/54015

Colombo: Exposure, vulnerability, and ability to respond to floods http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/428881496669609310/pdf/WPS8084.pdf

Improving the evidence base on the costs of disasters: Key findings from an OECD survey http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53758

Remote sensing offers better forecasting of riverine floods http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53659

How One Small City Is Making Big Moves in Resilience Planning https://citiesspeak.org/2017/06/23/how-one-small-city-is-making-big-moves-in-resilience-planning/

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Driving Change – Showcase 2017 http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/events/2017-showcase-drivingchange?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=showcase2017

Globally, floods seem to be decreasing even as extreme rainfall rises. Why? https://theconversation.com/globally-floods-seem-to-be-decreasing-even-as-extreme-rainfall-rises-why-80003?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Hull will flood again, warns man who chaired review into 2007 rains http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/hull-flood-again-warns-man-125941#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Smarter spending could tackle disasters in Uganda before they happen http://www.braced.org/news/i/?id=605458c0-9bf8-452f-b09f-3b8efcae771c

How can we manage Earth’s land? https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-how-can-we-manage-earths-land/f-17b73543d6%2Fbbc.com

How Shifting Winds Turn Tropical Storms into Hurricanes https://eos.org/research-spotlights/how-shifting-winds-turn-tropical-storms-into-hurricanes

Global Flood Forecast by Deltares http://globalfloodforecast.com/glossis/index.htm

Flood risk management 10 years on – a journey of high and low tech improvements https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/06/27/flood-risk-management-10-years-on-a-journey-of-high-and-low-tech-improvements/

Lessons Learned: Japan’s Contributions to the World Reconstruction Conference 3 http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/06/27/lessons-learned-japans-contributions-to-the-world-reconstruction-conference-3

World population distribution by altitude http://urbandemographics.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/world-population-distribution-by.html

$1.2B flood protection, makeover project announced for Toronto waterfront http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/1-2b-flood-protection-makeover-project-annouced-for-toronto-waterfront-1.3480714

Flood management in a changing climate: comparison of four cities http://eleep.eu/blog-post-flood-management-changing-climate-comparative-analysis-london-rotterdam-new-york-and-Miami

 

Emergency Management

Tennessee to receive federal disaster assistance for Memorial Day floods http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/06/24/tennessee-receive-federal-disaster-assistance-memorial-day-floods/426241001/

Helping in Kaikoura earthquake recovery http://www.oamarumail.co.nz/community/helping-in-kaikoura-earthquake-recovery/

Red Cross Society of China responds to floods and landslides http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2017/06/25/red-cross-china-responds-landslides/

Research that is helping to improve teamwork through better real-time identification and resolution of teamwork issues http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/33?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=hazardnote33

Expanding protection motivation theory: investigating an application to animal owners and emergency responders in bushfire emergencies https://bmcpsychology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40359-017-0182-3

Research to explore NSW bushfires https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/research-explore-nsw-bushfires

Quebec floods: Île Bizard mayor calls for lenience in enforcement of new flood rules http://globalnews.ca/news/3557301/quebec-floods-ile-bizard-mayor-calls-for-lenience-in-enforcement-of-new-flood-rules/

A New Captain Takes the FEMA Helm https://www.fema.gov/blog/2017-06-26/new-captain-takes-helm?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Twitter

NYC subway station reopens after Superstorm Sandy flooding http://thegardenisland.com/news/national/nyc-subway-station-reopens-after-superstorm-sandy-flooding/article_bf0a350c-8dd7-5219-a892-342f9968bb00.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Portugal’s Siresp rescue network ‘failed forest fire victims’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40415815

NASA-supported tool is accelerating wildfire recovery https://phys.org/news/2017-06-nasa-supported-tool-wildfire-recovery.html

Photographer Cam Neville captures the resilience of rural firefighters on the frontline http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-28/cam-neville-rural-firefighters-captured-in-photos/8654820

In Assam Floods, Villages Submerged For A Month, Little Government Help http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/in-assam-floods-villages-submerged-for-a-month-little-government-help-1717729

Judge lifts blackout on Gatlinburg wildfire records http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/06/27/judge-lifts-blackout-sevier-wildfire-records/427981001/

New landslide video: a large slip causes panic in China https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/06/28/panic-1/

Cyclone Debbie insured loss raised to AU$1.411 billion http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2017/06/28/cyclone-debbie-insured-loss-raised-to-au1-411-billion-by-perils/

Lake Ontario area officials meet with FEMA to discuss record flooding http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2017/06/27/lake-ontario-area-officials-meet-fema-discuss-record-flooding/432828001/

As Wildfires Rage on West Coast, DC Lawmakers Fight Over Forest Policy http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/As-Wildfires-Rage-on-West-Coast-DC-Lawmakers-Fight-Over-Forest-Policy.html?utm_content=bufferfec5f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

After Flood, A New Ellicott City Is Born https://news.maryland.gov/dhcd/2017/06/20/main-attractions-after-flood-a-new-ellicott-city-is-born/

Senate Bill Aims to Cut High Cost of Rebuilding in Flood Zones http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/06/27/senate-bill-aims-to-cut-high-cost-of-rebuilding-in-flood-zones

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning about The Little Ice Age: Understanding Climate and Climate Change https://www.climate.gov/teaching/resources/little-ice-age-understanding-climate-and-climate-change?platform=hootsuite

Community gathers to remember historic flooding http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Community-gathers-to-remember-historic-flooding-430573733.html

Real-time map of emergencies around the world – Emergency and Disaster Information Service (EDIS), Budapest, Hungary http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=usa

“When you invite people to participate, this creates trust and trust leads to peace.” http://www.socialconnectedness.org/placemaking-for-peacemaking/

Field-Trip Guide to Mount Hood, Oregon, Highlighting Eruptive History and Hazards https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2017/5022/g/sir20175022g.pdf

Flood Facts, Types of Flooding, Floods in History https://www.livescience.com/23913-flood-facts.html

Flooding accounted for 43 percent of all natural disasters between 1995 and 2015 http://www.theonebrief.com/after-the-storm-the-rising-risk-of-floods/

Census 2016: This is Australia as 100 people http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-27/census-australia-as-100-people/8634318

Youth science policy interface publication – Special edition: Disaster risk reduction: a road of opportunities http://www.preventionweb.net/files/53923_53923unmgcydrreditionmay2017reduced.pdf

Smokey the Bear – Only you can prevent wildfires https://smokeybear.com/en

What is the Wilson Cycle, builder and slayer of supercontinents? http://www.zmescience.com/science/what-is-wilson-cycle/

The importance of communicating well in geoscience https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2017/06/28/geoscience-communication-a-smart-investment/

The Science Writers’ Handbook https://www.nasw.org/bookstore/science-writers%E2%80%99-handbook

Lifelong learning from a social justice perspective http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0025/002500/250027e.pdf

British Social Attitudes Survey 34 including views on public safety and terrorism http://www.bsa.natcen.ac.uk/latest-report/british-social-attitudes-34/key-findings/context.aspx?_ga=2.153985656.1562363183.1498689726-228294284.1498689726

Coastal Storms book http://www.wrl.unsw.edu.au/news/defining-coastal-storms

 

Social media and emergency management

Official Engagement Stops Viral Rumors from Spreading on Social Media, Study Says http://www.govtech.com/social/Official-Engagement-Stops-Viral-Rumors-Spread-on-Social-Media-Study-Says.html?utm_content=bufferfcf29&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tweets sent during the Fort McMurray wildfire show key information is missing from emergency apps http://globalnews.ca/news/3539850/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-tweets-show-key-info-missing-during-disasters-u-of-c/

Facebook has now more than 2 billion monthly active users, reaching more than a quarter of the world’s population http://bnonews.com/news/index.php/news/id6046

 

Disaster psychology

“It’s not the flood itself that causes the trauma, it’s how you are treated afterwards” http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-40380693

Approaches to the Assessment of Children in the Context of Disasters https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11920-016-0683-4

Help With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/ptsd

Disaster Check Points for Psychiatrists http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/disaster-psychiatry/disaster-check-points-psychiatrists?cid=tw

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Mapping Social Vulnerability in Switzerland https://www.ethz.ch/content/specialinterest/gess/cis/center-for-securities-studies/en/publications/risk-and-resilience-reports/details.html?id=/m/a/p/p/mapping_social_vulnerability_in_switzerl

Our pets strengthen neighbourhood ties https://theconversation.com/our-pets-strengthen-neighbourhood-ties-79755?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Social capital and pet ownership – A tale of four cities http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827317300344

‘We all have to work together’ – teaming up with local volunteers after Grenfell Tower fire https://blogs.redcross.org.uk/appeals/2017/06/work-together-teaming-local-volunteers-grenfell-tower-fire/