Today in disaster resilience (18 August 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sierra Leone – Over 300 Dead After Mudslide and Floods in Freetown http://floodlist.com/africa/sierra-leone-mudslide-floods-freetown-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Regent landslide, Sierra Leone: an uncertain picture http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/08/15/regent-landslide-1/

B.C. nears worst wildfire season with 8,450 square kilometres burned http://www.theprovince.com/news/local+news/nears+worst+wildfire+season+with+2c450+square+kilometres/14214485/story.html

Nearly a 100 killed, lakhs displaced by floods in multiple states https://scroll.in/latest/847285/nearly-a-100-killed-lakhs-displaced-by-floods-in-multiple-states

Flooding kills 11 in Iran’s northeast, west http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/08/12/531463/Iran-Khorasan-Razavi-flooding-fatalities

Nepal: Death toll rises to 70 after floods, landslides http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-14/nepal-floods,-landslides-leave-49-dead:-officials/8802952

India – Over 40 Killed in Himachal Pradesh Landslide http://floodlist.com/asia/india-himachal-pradesh-mandi-landslide-august-2017

Three tropical systems develop along the ITCZ in the northeast Atlantic https://watchers.news/2017/08/16/three-tropical-systems-develop-along-the-itcz-in-the-northeast-atlantic/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bangladesh – Rivers at Record High, Floods Affect 1.3 Million http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-august-2017

Assam floods kill 11 more, toll crosses 120 http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/assam-floods-kill-11-more-toll-crosses-120/story-FyKiOshHTIIKusMGbWxVEO.html

Landslide Leaves Forty People Dead In Democratic Republic Of Congo http://guardian.ng/news/landslide-kills-40-in-northeast-dr-congo/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

City planning for natural disasters pivots from ‘recovery to resilience’ https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/city-planning-for-natural-disasters-pivots-from-recovery-to-resilience/70002360

Increasing risk over time of weather-related hazards to the European population: a data-driven prognostic study http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(17)30082-7/abstract

Fires in Europe Fuelled by Urbanisation and Climate Change http://www.unisdr.org/archive/54477

Trump to Roll Back Obama’s Flood Standards for Infrastructure https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/climate/flooding-infrastructure-climate-change-trump-obama.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

Mystery of missing tsunamis explained by geological model https://www.newscientist.com/article/2143611-mystery-of-missing-tsunamis-explained-by-geological-model/

Falling moisture levels and rising mercury point to risk of major fires in NSW http://www.smh.com.au/environment/falling-moisture-levels-and-rising-mercury-point-to-risk-of-major-fires-in-nsw-20170807-gxrdfg.html

Flood costs could multiply by factor of five over next three decades http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/flood-costs-could-multiply-by-factor-of-five-over-next-three-decades-76034.aspx

Urban Floods Intensifying, Countryside Drying Up, Says Study http://floodlist.com/climate/urban-floods-intensifying-countryside-drying-up-says-study

Flooding in Freetown: a failure in planning? https://www.africaresearchinstitute.org/newsite/blog/flooding-in-freetown-a-failure-of-planning/

Scientists uncover largest volcanic region on Earth under West Antarctica https://watchers.news/2017/08/14/largest-volcanic-region-on-earth-under-west-antarctica/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

U.S. Geological Survey Makes Moves to Expand, Improve Earthquake Early Alert System http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/US-Geological-Survey-Makes-Moves-to-Expand-Improve-Earthquake-Early-Alert-System-EM.html

Extreme weather events, innovative solutions to manage them in urban areas – examples of major European and US metropolises http://corriereinnovazione.corriere.it/cards/piazze-d-acqua-dune-verdi-citta-cambiamento-contro-alluvioni/progetto-rotterdam.shtml

Assam Floods: Complexities of Disaster risk reduction http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/social-strings/assam-floods-complexities-of-disaster-risk-reduction/

Philippines Launches Innovative Insurance Program to Boost Natural Disaster Risk Management http://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/philippines-launches-innovative-insurance-program-boost-natural-disaster-risk

Why flooding in Nigeria is an increasingly serious problem https://theconversation.com/why-flooding-in-nigeria-is-an-increasingly-serious-problem-82272

 

Emergency Management

Intelligent Mobile Robots being developed for disaster mitigation, firefighting https://www.samaa.tv/technology/2017/08/intelligent-mobile-robots-being-developed-for-disaster-mitigation-firefighting/

Bangladesh recovers from floods and braces for more https://social.shorthand.com/IFRCAsiaPacific/jgcCYwzgVxu/glimmers-of-hope

Businesses still working to reopen, return to normal after tornado struck midtown Tulsa last week http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/businesses-still-working-to-reopen-return-to-normal-after-tornado-struck-midtown-tulsa-last-week

Firefighter health and wellness: How the movement has evolved https://www.firerescue1.com/health/articles/296772018-Firefighter-health-and-wellness-How-the-movement-has-evolved/

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=59939aa7671db88c468b4867

In Victoria there are over 100,000 emergency management volunteers https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/a-message-from-the-commissioner-on-sustainable-volunteering

NSW firefighters fight for presumptive legislation to recognise work-related cancers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-14/nsw-firefighters-in-lone-fight-for-cancer-compensation/8790274

U.S. fire managers on Thursday raised the nation’s wildfire readiness status to its highest level http://www.meteorology-news.com/tabs/blog/2017/08/us-wildfire-preparedness-raised-to-highest-level—by-reuters

Video: Elephants rescue tourists stranded by floods in Nepal http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-elephants-rescue-tourists-stranded-by-floods-in-nepal-36038087.html

Wildfire-ravaged parts of Portugal declared state of public calamity https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/08/18/world/wildfire-ravaged-parts-portugal-declared-state-public-calamity/#.WZYSFfgjHIU

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How Company Responses to Natural Disasters Strengthen Community Resilience http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1086026616629794?hootPostID=f1f7bfc1b68b6cf1233fcc79252e7e0a&utm_source=SAGE_social&journalCode=oaec

Building Resilience with Hunter and Eve http://dcc.missouri.edu/hunter-eve.shtml#solving-problems?platform=hootsuite

Around 500 Indonesian School Children Taking Part in Tsunami Drill in Bali https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2017/08/7bc27dfd5a51-tsunami-evacuation-drill-held-at-school-in-indonesias-bali.html

Lynmouth Flood Disaster remembered http://www.visitlyntonandlynmouth.com/about/lynmouth-flood

Field-Trip guide to mafic volcanism of the Cascade Range in Central Oregon—A volcanic, tectonic, hydrologic, and geomorphic journey https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20175022H

“Kids can play a key role in helping their families get ready for disasters” using Prep Rally program http://blog.savethechildren.org/2017/08/taking-the-scary-out-of-disaster-for-kids.html

Safe Rooms for Hurricanes and Tornadoes https://www.fema.gov/safe-rooms

 

Social media and emergency management

Tracking and Analyzing Individual Distress Following Terrorist Attacks Using Social Media Streams http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.12829/abstract?campaign=woletoc

 

Disaster psychology

Disasters can harm older adults long after storms have passed https://theconversation.com/disasters-can-harm-older-adults-long-after-storms-have-passed-81429

When optimism spells disaster… https://mahb.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MAHBBlog_Optimism_JCribb_Aug2017.pdf

IAFC, VCOS Release Report on Behavioral Health in the Fire Service https://www.iafc.org/press-releases/press-release/iafc-vcos-release-report-on-behavioral-health-in-the-fire-service

Psychosocial Support in Flooding http://reliefweb.int/report/world/psychosocial-support-flooding-toolbox

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Social capital as a shield against anxiety among displaced residents from Fukushima https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/40/

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