Today in disaster resilience (3 May 2019)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Cyclone Fani: India evacuates 800,000 from coastal areas https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/02/tropical-cyclone-fani-india-evacuates-800000-people?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true

30 million under flash flood watches from Texas to Illinois, after severe storms kill 2 in Oklahoma https://www.foxnews.com/us/flash-flood-watch-texas-illinois-midwest-severe-weather?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Cyclone Kenneth: UN says Mozambique may need another huge aid effort https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/25/cyclone-kenneth-mozambique-hit-by-strongest-storm-ever

Bolivia – La Paz Landslide Leaves 3 Missing and Over 40 Houses Destroyed http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-la-paz-landslide-april-2019

Canada – Thousands Evacuated After Rivers Flood in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario http://floodlist.com/america/canada-flood-in-quebec-new-brunswick-ontario-april-may-2019

Indonesia – Thousands Displaced as Floods and Landslides Kill at Least 30 http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-jakarta-bengkulu-lampung-april-2019

Very large tornado hits east of Bucharest, Romania https://watchers.news/2019/04/30/tornado-drajna-romania-april-2019/

At least 5 killed, 61 injured as severe dust storm sweeps through Iraq https://watchers.news/2019/05/02/at-least-5-killed-61-injured-as-severe-dust-storm-sweeps-through-iraq/

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 May 2019: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Kerinci, Reventador, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/79404/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-May-2019-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Kerinci-Reventador-Sakurajima-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Photo exhibition: Myanmar’s Climate change http://www.yangonphoto.com/exhibitions/climate-change-in-myanmar/#more-1975

Guidance for Environment Agency staff on how to understand and address climate risks and impacts in our strategies and plans using our Climate impacts tool https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/climate-impacts-tool

MIT podcast breaks down the facts on climate change http://news.mit.edu/2019/mit-tilclimate-podcast-breaks-down-climate-change-facts-0502

April reached a new record Arctic low sea ice extent https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

How a price on carbon reduces emissions https://www.pembina.org/pub/how-price-carbon-reduces-emissions

Climate change: What is a climate emergency? https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-47570654

In a Warming World, Evidence of a Human ‘Fingerprint’ on Drought https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/01/climate/global-warming-drought-human-influence.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

Climate change link to global droughts goes back a century, study finds https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-change-link-to-global-droughts-goes-back-a-century-study-finds-20190501-p51j2n.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1556756104

Climate change: UK ‘can cut emissions to nearly zero’ by 2050 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48122911

The Vicious Climate-Wildfire Cycle https://blog.ucsusa.org/carly-phillips/the-vicious-climate-wildfire-cycle#.XMtV4F-GG5g.twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Contingency plans at FEMA and NASA – in case of asteroid strike https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/24/nasa-fema-and-international-partners-are-planning-an-asteroid-impact-exercise/

Storm-chaser snagged cyclonic winds with deft drone piloting in Oklahoma https://www.dpreview.com/news/9706116988/storm-chaser-captures-incredible-tornado-footage-with-a-drone

The UK has already had more wildfires in 2019 than any year on record https://www.newscientist.com/article/2200502-the-uk-has-already-had-more-wildfires-in-2019-than-any-year-on-record/

Understanding Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/nature_and_travel/2019/05/02/understanding_hekla_and_eyjafjallajokull/

Burn notice: Fire’s reality in the 21st century https://news.globallandscapesforum.org/34468/burn-notice-fires-reality-in-the-21st-century/

New sensors protect vulnerable Malawians against deadly lightning https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/05/1037721

Mapping America’s wicked weather and deadly disasters https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/mapping-disasters/

Calculating the Risk of Rare Floods https://eos.org/research-spotlights/calculating-the-risk-of-rare-floods

Trudeau says country must talk about how and where to rebuild after floods https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-trudeau-says-country-must-talk-about-how-and-where-to-rebuild-after-2/

Mapping flood risk is a never-ending calculation https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/mapping-flood-risk-is-a-never-ending-calculation

 

Emergency Management

Resilience, Adaptation, and Inertia: Lessons from Disaster Recovery in a Time of Climate Change https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332803856_Resilience_Adaptation_and_Inertia_Lessons_from_Disaster_Recovery_in_a_Time_of_Climate_Change

Effective diversity in emergency management organisations: the long road https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-april-2019-effective-diversity-in-emergency-management-organisations-the-long-road/

Man plummets off 300-foot cliff into caldera of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-plummets-off-300-foot-202237982.html?.tsrc=fauxdal

Cyclone Kenneth: Stories of resilience and generosity amid the destruction https://www.unocha.org/story/cyclone-kenneth-stories-resilience-and-generosity-amid-destruction

City Managers and Elected Officials Play a Key Role in Disaster Response https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/City-County-Managers-Are-Key-in-Disaster-Planning-and-Response.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Watch 60 Years Of Eruptions Shake The Planet In This Amazing Animation https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2019/04/30/watch-60-years-of-eruptions-shake-the-planet-in-this-amazing-animation/#194febf264bf

FEMA Readiness Dispatch: Is Your Community Financially Prepared for Disaster? https://www.hstoday.us/federal-pages/dhs/fema-dhs-federal-pages/fema-readiness-dispatch-is-your-community-financially-prepared-for-disaster/

 

Disaster psychology

Flood victims need more psychological support, says PTSD expert https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/flood-victims-need-more-psychological-support-says-ptsd-expert

‘It’s very emotional…it’s their lives’: What it’s like for soldiers rescuing flood victims, pets https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/it-s-very-emotional-it-s-their-lives-what-it-s-like-for-soldiers-rescuing-flood-victims-pets-1.5116947

 

Sociology and Disasters

Community resilience in response to the 2010 tsunami in Chile: The survival of a small-scale fishing community https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328739974_Community_resilience_in_response_to_the_2010_tsunami_in_Chile_The_survival_of_a_small-scale_fishing_community

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Today in disaster resilience (5 April 2019)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Afghanistan floods kill 32, worsen already desperate situation https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-floods-idUSKCN1RB068

Iran calls emergency in flood-threatened southwest province https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-iran-floods-idUKKCN1RB0FJ

Severe thunderstorm in Nepal leaves 25 dead, hundreds injured http://news.trust.org/item/20190331193946-kc1mu/

China forest blaze: 30 firefighters killed in Sichuan https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-47772483

Strong dust devil hits playground in China’s Henan, 18 children injured https://watchers.news/2019/03/31/dust-devil-playground-china-march-31-2019/

Floods Demolish 25,000 Houses Across Iran, Damage 60,000 Others https://en.radiofarda.com/a/floods-demolish-25-000-houses-across-iran-damage-60-000-others/29854736.html

At least 180 people in Zimbabwe known to have been killed by landslides triggered by Idai https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/02/terrawatch-cyclone-idai-reveals-secondary-impact-of-climate-change

Flash Floods Hit Iran Again as Western Province Submerged https://www.voanews.com/a/flash-floods-hit-iran-again-as-western-province-submerged/4857979.html

Peru – Thousands Hit by Floods in San Martín and Junín Regions http://floodlist.com/america/peru-san-martin-junin-march-april2019

Indonesian Mount Agung erupts again, sparking panic among locals, Bali https://watchers.news/2019/04/04/agung-eruption-april-3-2019/

Flooding in Paraguay’s capital http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/flooding-in-paraguay-s-capital-due-to-heavy-rain/article/546829

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Apr 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Ibu, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/78096/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Apr-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Ibu-Dukono-Reventa.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A record share of Australians say humans cause climate change: poll https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/a-record-share-of-australians-say-humans-cause-climate-change-poll-20190328-p518go.html

Cyclone Idai and the New Reality of Climate Change in Africa https://www.cfr.org/blog/cyclone-idai-and-new-reality-climate-change-africa?utm_medium=social_share&utm_source=tw

Climate change and when human nature can lead to rejection of science https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-31/climate-change-when-human-nature-leads-to-rejection-of-science/10952244

Islands are just disappearing https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/are-islands-disappearing

New report launch: Climate change – Liability risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64534

Australia swelters through the warmest March on record https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-01/2019-hottest-march-on-record-in-australia/10959828

Changing the National Flood Insurance Program for a Changing Climate https://www.eli.org/sites/default/files/images/49.10320_.pdf

When the dike breaks: How climate change threatens Maritime lowlands https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/climate-change-threatens-dikes-1.5077253

Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/canada-warming-at-twice-the-global-rate-leaked-report-finds-1.5079765

Building For An Uncertain Future: Miami Residents Adapt To The Changing Climate https://www.npr.org/2019/03/31/706940085/building-for-an-uncertain-future-miami-residents-adapt-to-the-changing-climate

UK Climate Projections 2018: From science to policy making https://cabot-institute.blogspot.com/2019/04/uk-climate-projections-2018-from.html

In ‘The Wall,’ Climate Change Pushes Us Further Apart https://chireviewofbooks.com/2019/03/27/in-the-wall-climate-change-pushes-us-further-apart/

For a flooded Midwest, climate forecasts offer little comfort https://theconversation.com/for-a-flooded-midwest-climate-forecasts-offer-little-comfort-114140

2018 was boom year for renewables despite political chaos, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/04/2018-was-boom-year-for-renewables-despite-political-chaos-report-finds?CMP=share_btn_tw

How tribes are harnessing cutting-edge data to plan for climate change https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/04/01/how-tribes-are-harnessing-cutting-edge-data-to-plan-for-climate-change/

Personalized risk messaging can reduce climate concerns https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959378018304655?dgcid=raven_sd_via_email

“The Invading Sea” wins national journalism award for editorial leadership https://www.theinvadingsea.com/2019/04/02/the-invading-sea-wins-national-journalism-award-for-editorial-leadership/?fbclid=IwAR1J31GBBvsClzS3udyjsusA_d_Ybx3lufWCTfcS-dd31Bg6vBqZgpS4fuI

Last time CO2 levels were this high, there were trees at the South Pole https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/03/south-pole-tree-fossils-indicate-impact-of-climate-change

Iceberg History May Explain Climate Change http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/19387/20190330/iceberg-history-may-explain-climate-change.htm

It’s raining on Greenland’s ice sheet. That’s a big problem https://grist.org/article/its-raining-on-greenlands-ice-sheet-thats-a-big-problem/

Insurers slam budget’s ‘short-sighted’ climate measures https://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/insurers-slam-budget-s-short-sighted-climate-measures-20190403-p51a93

7 American cities that could disappear by 2100 https://www.businessinsider.com.au/american-cities-disappear-sea-level-rise-2100-2019-3?

Great Lakes are rapidly warming, likely to trigger more flooding and extreme weather https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/great-lakes-climate-warming-1.5065922

 

Disaster risk reduction

‘Breaches Everywhere’: Flooding Bursts Midwest Levees, and Tough Questions Follow https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/31/us/midwest-floods-levees.html

New Report Calls for Different Approaches to Predict and Understand Urban Flooding http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=25381#.XJ5VP1vLYEI.twitter

The multibillion disaster centered in Nebraska will spread this spring https://earther.gizmodo.com/how-historic-flooding-in-the-midwest-could-fuel-the-gul-1833615535?IR=T

Answer to Missouri River flood control found in serene waters of Cora Island https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/tony-messenger/messenger-answer-to-missouri-river-flood-control-found-in-serene/article_9706ea70-8f4b-5590-ab17-28dd87631fc4.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

The Mocoa Debris Flow: an analysis of the causes and effects https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/03/29/mocoa-debris-flow/

Colombia: Merged satellite, ground data may forecast volcanic eruptions https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64529

An Update from 100 Resilient Cities http://100resilientcities.org/update-from-100rc/

Earthquake safety law could put California’s hospitals in ‘financial distress,’ report warns https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article228588474.html

California Earthquake Early Warning System Gets an Early Test https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/California-Earthquake-Early-Warning-System-Gets-an-Early-Test.html

Large volcanic eruptions can alter hurricane strength and frequency https://phys.org/news/2019-04-large-volcanic-eruptions-hurricane-strength.html

Corps studies improving New Orleans levees to keep pace with hurricane flood risk https://www.nola.com/environment/2019/04/corps-studies-improving-new-orleans-levees-to-keep-pace-with-hurricane-flood-risk.html

An Unmitigated Disaster: Shifting from Response and Recovery to Mitigation for an Insurable Future https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s13753-019-0214-0?

The Face of Disasters 2019 http://www.seedsindia.org/faceofdisasters/

Asia must prioritize disaster resilience in face of growing risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64601?platform=hootsuite

A ‘seiche’ wave can outpace a tsunami, and both can be triggered by meteorites and earthquakes https://theconversation.com/a-seiche-wave-can-outpace-a-tsunami-and-both-can-be-triggered-by-meteorites-and-earthquakes-114753

Using Drones to Improve Flood Forecasts https://www.uasvision.com/2019/04/04/using-drones-to-improve-flood-forecasts/

Limitations of FEMA flood maps https://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com/flood-events-topics/limitations-of-fema-flood-maps-credit-science

 

Emergency Management

In major change, feds could pay less to victims https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060131529

Puerto Rican families fled Hurricane Maria’s destruction to Panama City. Months later, Michael struck https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-hurricane-survivors-maria-michael-20190328-story,amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

Dramatic drone footage reveals Cyclone Idai’s devastating power https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/26/africa/mozambique-drone-footage-cyclone-idai-intl/index.html

Governments meet in Fiji to address displacement caused by disasters and climate change in Pacific island States https://reliefweb.int/report/world/governments-meet-fiji-address-displacement-caused-disasters-and-climate-change-pacific

The National Disaster Resilience Strategy sets New Zealand’s vision and long-term goals for civil defence emergency management https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/cdem-sector/plans-and-strategies/proposed-national-disaster-resilience-strategy/

The role of businesses in community recovery https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/64528

According To Satellite Data, “At Least 1 Million Acres Of U.S. Farmland” Have Been Devastated By Floods https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/according-to-satellite-data-at-least-1-million-acres-of-u-s-farmland-have-been-devastated-by-floods.html

‘We have lost everything’: Afghans describe deadly floods https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/south-central-asia/227120-afghanistan-deadly-floods-aftermath-march-2019

Iran Estimates Agricultural Losses from Floods at $180 Million https://www.voanews.com/a/iran-estimates-agricultural-losses-from-floods-at-180-million/4854788.html

Flood-hit Territory cattle station owner calls for government support https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-31/cattle-station-inundated-cyclone-trevor-nt-government-assistance/10956714?smid=ABCRural-Twitter_Organic&WT.tsrc=Twitter_Organic&sf210191675=1

Townsville flooding crisis leaves almost 1,000 homeless two months on https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-02/townsville-flooding-leaves-a-thousand-homeless-two-months-on/10959250

Record Floods in Iran Kill 62, Cause Over $1 Billion in Damage https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Record-Floods-Iran-Kill-62-Cause-Over-1-Billion-Damage

The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park acts as a central base of operations for disaster prevention in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area http://www.ktr.mlit.go.jp/showa/tokyorinkai/english/index.htm

Flood toolkit for public health and emergency response https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p0/p00631.pdf

Cyclone Idai: After the Storm https://dec.shorthandstories.com/cyclone-idai-after-the-storm/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Don’t panic, but ‘The Big One’ podcast helps us face the crazy quake that’s on the way https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-ca-st-big-one-podcast-20190329-story.html

Coping With Distress after International Disasters: Tips & Resources for Individuals, Families & Communities https://www.vibrant.org/coping-with-distress-after-international-disasters-tips-resources-for-individuals-families-communities/

The Art of Resilience Exhibition https://www.gfdrr.org/en/art-of-resilience

Social media can help identify evacuation patterns https://wildfiretoday.com/2019/04/01/social-media-can-help-identify-evacuation-patterns/

A continual challenge for preparedness and response leaders is communicating their story. Here’s some hints. https://soundcloud.com/harvard/whats-your-story?in=harvard/sets/leader-readycast

Crowdsourcing speeds up earthquake monitoring https://phys.org/news/2019-04-crowdsourcing-earthquake.html

“What makes the #SafePlaceSelfie campaign so powerful is its simple message and call to action” https://www.noaa.gov/stories/where-will-you-be-on-safeplaceselfie-day

 

Disaster psychology

Flooding can take toll on mental health https://www.ksnblocal4.com/content/news/Flooding-can-take-toll-on-mental-health-507856721.html

New book: ‘Disaster Mental Health Case Studies’ https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351252256

Conflicting cues with emergency warnings impacts protective action http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/59?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=haznote59

 

Sociology and Disasters

Time to enhance global support to the most vulnerable communities https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/politics-climate-change/news/time-enhance-global-support-the-most-vulnerable-communities-1722937

Charting the new norm? Local leadership in the first 100 days of the Sulawesi earthquake response https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/64520

More socially aware, community-based urban planning https://thecityfix.com/blog/socially-aware-planning-key-building-sustaining-communities-hillary-smith/

When Storms Hit Cities, Poor Areas Suffer Most https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-storms-hit-cities-poor-areas-suffer-most/?amp

Flattened by Hurricane Michael, Florida Town Tries to Stave Off Big Development https://www.wsj.com/articles/flattened-by-hurricane-michael-florida-town-tries-to-stave-off-big-development-11554296401?

Today in disaster resilience (1 March 2019)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Tennessee in state of emergency as flood, storm threat continues in Nashville area https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2019/02/23/nashville-braces-severe-storms-may-cap-record-breaking-rainfall/2960994002/

Severe flash flooding in Grenada, Mississippi https://watchers.news/2019/02/22/severe-flash-flooding-grenada-mississippi-february-2019/

Deadly tornado hits Columbus, extensive damage reported, Mississippi https://watchers.news/2019/02/24/columbus-tornado-february-23-2019/

Greece – 1 Dead After Record Rainfall in Crete http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-crete-storm-oceanis-february-2019

Angola – 4 Dead After Heavy Rain Hits Luanda http://floodlist.com/africa/angola-heavy-rain-luanda-february-2019

Papua New Guinea – 70 Houses Destroyed, 2 Dead After Floods in East New Britain http://floodlist.com/australia/papua-new-guinea-east-new-britain-floods-february-2019

Two interesting new landslide videos from the Himalayas https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/02/26/himalayas/#.XHVv0cVvn6s.twitter

Storm water floods California towns only reachable by boat https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/rain-prompts-evacuation-order-for-northern-california-towns/2019/02/26/b7f140e4-3a34-11e9-b10b-f05a22e75865_story.html?utm_term=.0e4b96735e5f

Colombia – 15,000 Affected After Rivers Overflow in Chocó Department http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-choco-february-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Marsden moorland fire: ‘Apocalyptic’ moorland blaze put out https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-47381119

Indonesia mine collapse: Dozens buried by landslide in Sulawesi https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47381579

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Feb 2019: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Ibu https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/76016/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Feb-2019-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Ibu-Duk.html

Devastating floodwaters cut off entire towns in Northern California https://www.cbsnews.com/news/northern-california-flooding-leaves-entire-towns-cut-off-russian-river/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change forces low-lying Marshall Islands to ‘elevate islands’ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/climate-change-forces-low-lying-marshall-islands-to-elevate-islands

The Katowice Climate Package: Making The Paris Agreement Work For All https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/katowice-climate-package

The private sector’s 5 big climate risk and adaptation blind spots https://www.greenbiz.com/article/private-sectors-5-big-climate-risk-and-adaptation-blind-spots

It is absolutely time to panic about climate change https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/2/22/18188562/climate-change-david-wallace-wells-the-uninhabitable-earth

Global Warming’s Compounding Dangers https://www.climatecentral.org/news/report-climate-pile-up-global-warmings-compounding-dangers

What the 17th century’s “Little Ice Age” teaches us about climate change https://qz.com/1554962/what-17th-centurys-little-ice-age-teaches-us-on-climate-change/

A world without clouds? Hardly clear, climate scientists say https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/02/world-without-clouds-hardly-clear-climate-scientists-say?r3f_986=https://t.co/R0STJ919p5

Evidence for man-made global warming hits ‘gold standard’: scientists https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-temperatures-idUSKCN1QE1ZU?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c7485331adf640001b8e981&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Is Climate Change to Blame for Queensland’s Historic Flooding? https://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/Is-Climate-Change-to-Blame-for-Queensland%E2%80%99s-Historic-Flooding-/

‘It’s been extreme’: Australia’s summer smashes seasonal heat records https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/it-s-been-extreme-australia-s-summer-smashes-seasonal-heat-records-20190227-p510od.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1551253168

Sea level rise’s impact on property values will be greatest in N.J. Shore towns, study says https://www.philly.com/science/climate/climate-change-sea-level-rise-new-jersey-shore-ocean-city-property-values-20190227.html?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

‘A Harbinger of Things to Come’: Farmers in Australia Struggle With Its Hottest Drought Ever http://time.com/longform/australia-drought-photos/

Why are there UK wildfires in February? https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47389480

Why action against climate change is so important and How partners are helping the people of Papua New Guinea? http://www.pg.undp.org/content/papua_new_guinea/en/home/presscenter/articles/2019/why-action-against-climate-change-is-so-important-and-how-partne.html

BOM Webinar recording: State of the Climate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFwxiAzRh-U&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=li&utm_medium=org&utm_campaign=sm-017-0025&utm_content=vid

Climate, the crisis that threatens our political duopoly https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-the-crisis-that-threatens-our-political-duopoly-20190227-p510j7.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1551304153

Unprepared for climate change: Mauritius needs to go beyond treating the symptoms of environmental degradation https://diraj.org/unprepared-for-climate-change-mauritius-needs-to-go-beyond-treating-the-symptoms-of-environmental-degradation/

Compared to climate observations that date back to 1910, this summer could certainly be classed as extreme https://www.afr.com/news/economy/if-this-summer-felt-different-that-is-because-it-was-20190227-h1brwl

To fight climate change, first “talk about it,” climate scientist says https://www.cbsnews.com/news/katharine-hayhoe-to-fight-climate-change-talk-about-it/

2018-19 was Australia’s hottest summer on record, with a warm autumn likely too https://theconversation.com/2018-19-was-australias-hottest-summer-on-record-with-a-warm-autumn-likely-too-112616?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Iceberg twice the size of New York City is set to break away from Antarctica https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/26/iceberg-break-away-antarctica-ice-shelf?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Coastal Flooding Is Erasing Billions in Property Value as Sea Level Rises. That’s Bad News for Cities https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28022019/coastal-flooding-home-values-sea-level-rise-climate-change-ocean-city-miami-beach

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilized World https://www.civilgeo.com/the-water-will-come-examines-the-science-politics-and-humanitarian-crises-posed-by-rising-sea-levels/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Why should flood risk professionals care about how or why the private sector enters the flood insurance market? https://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=597

Flood funds rolled out to Somerset farms in online auction https://www.fwi.co.uk/business/payments-schemes/flood-funds-rolled-out-to-somerset-farms-in-online-auction

PDC’s NDPBA Program strengthens national capacity while reducing disaster risk worldwide https://www.pdc.org/pdcs-national-disaster-preparedness-baseline-assessment-program-strengthens-national-capacity-while-reducing-risk-worldwide/

Indian Monsoon: Soil moisture, temperature pattern to predict threat to life; study https://www.skymetweather.com/content/weather-news-and-analysis/indian-monsoon-soil-moisture-temperature-pattern-to-predict-threat-to-life-study/

Coastal communities should exercise caution in using FEMA Flood Maps as the primary indicator of coastal risk https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/coastal-communities-should-exercise-caution-using-fema-rob-young/

A French beach cleared of homes shows NC the way https://www.newsobserver.com/latest-news/article226637279.html

Copernicus Sentinel-1 reveals shared plumbing led to Agung awakening https://phys.org/news/2019-02-copernicus-sentinel-reveals-plumbing-agung.html

National Drought Map now available https://pmc.gov.au/news-centre/domestic-policy/national-drought-map-now-available

California’s Exposure to Volcanic Hazards https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2018/5159/sir20185159.pdf

Modeling Wind Direction Distributions Using a Diagnostic Model in the Context of Probabilistic Fire Spread Prediction https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmech.2019.00005/full?utm_source=S-TWT&utm_medium=SNET&utm_campaign=ECO_FMECH_XXXXXXXX_auto-dlvrit

Varying Impact of Earthquake- and Monsoon-Induced Landslides https://eos.org/articles/varying-impact-of-earthquake-and-monsoon-induced-landslides

INFORM is a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters http://www.inform-index.org/

International committee continues study continues on preventing floods https://www.mymalonetelegram.com/article/20190225/MTG01/190229181

Tunneling Offers a Solution to Houston’s Flooding Problems https://apnews.com/3a13c524802349bca8c14eefaf7ba34d

OPERANDUM aims to reduce hydro-meteorological risks in European territories https://www.operandum-project.eu/the-project/

Many impacted by floods don’t have proper insurance to cover damages https://www.wjhl.com/local/many-impacted-by-floods-don-t-have-proper-insurance-to-cover-damages/1812722445

Hampton weighs whether to require future homes be built on pilings https://www.unionleader.com/news/politics/local/hampton-weighs-whether-to-require-future-homes-be-built-on/article_b8c9a6e1-b914-57c5-8e35-84b8a3df782d.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

US may get early warning system for volcanoes https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-u-s-may-finally-get-an-early-warning-system-for-vo-1832931640?IR=T

Developing and trialling improved capabilities for forecasting for surface water flooding via NHP http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/en/Default/FCRM/Project.aspx?ProjectID=89cedb43-474a-4c44-ac85-9a1b649022d0&PageID=9719662d-81e9-4a8f-b46f-72675770cdce

Vanuatu and Tonga top the world for disaster risk https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/383558/vanuatu-and-tonga-top-the-world-for-disaster-risk

Is your building safe after an earthquake? These cheap sensors could tell you https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/02/your-building-safe-after-earthquake-these-cheap-sensors-could-tell-you

Flood risk scenarios for England to 2065 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/environment-agency-publishes-new-evidence-to-plan-for-flood-and-coastal-risk-up-to-2065

Special issue “Flood risk governance for more resilience” https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/63922

Converting flood-prone properties to green space is a smart way to help mitigate future flooding–but only if you do it strategically https://www.fastcompany.com/90312897/heres-the-smartest-way-for-cities-to-rebuild-after-a-flood

 

Emergency Management

‘Lot of grief’ as acute water shortages threaten drought-hit NSW towns https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/lot-of-grief-as-acute-water-shortages-threaten-drought-hit-nsw-towns-20190222-p50zl5.html

How the Forest Stewards Guild is Building the Next Generation of Fire Practitioners: The Forest Stewards Youth Corps Fire and Fuels Program https://fireadaptednetwork.org/how-the-forest-stewards-guild-is-building-the-next-generation-of-fire-practitioners-the-forest-stewards-youth-corps-fire-and-fuels-program/

Reaching Harvey victims 18 months later, one door at a time https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Reaching-Harvey-victims-18-months-later-one-door-13639784.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Desktop)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

Townsville flooding – “The health response has been quite remarkable” https://www.ckn.org.au/content/townsville-flooding-health-response-has-been-quite-remarkable

Bracing for worst flooding in 24 years, residents ‘know the drill’ https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/02/26/get-out-now-fueled-cursed-by-russian-river-guerneville-evacuates/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Officials urge people not to play in flood water https://www.newschannel5.com/news/officials-urge-people-not-to-play-in-flood-water

Floods in the Hunter (1870) https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2019/02/25/floods-hunter-1870/

Flood protection to be outlined https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/environment/flood-protection-to-be-outlined-1-9610429

Getting started: Wildfire Community Preparedness Day toolkit https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/campaigns/national-wildfire-community-preparedness-day/getting-started-wildfire-community-preparedness-day-toolkit?utm_source=fabk&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fabk0006

Flood Exercise https://www.jbaconsulting.com/flood-water-management/flood-emergency-planning/

How to plan ahead for flooding https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/plan-ahead-for-flooding

Downpour! – Flood risk communication through interactive immersive street games https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/ioep/rfa/2019/00000003/00000001/art00003

Six years after: ‘Fukushima memories’ and continued willingness to participate in energy and environmental policy-making process in Japan https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/18692729.2018.1543244?journalCode=rcoj20

Developing models for emergency evacuation response https://www.movementstrategies.com/blog-posts/diary-of-an-evacuee

2 billion social media posts show that people are starting to normalise extreme weather events https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/02/15/1816541116

Flood Expo 2019 https://www.construction.co.uk/c/680296/flood-expo-2019

 

Psychology and Disasters

Traumatic stress: Who counsels the fire chief? https://www.firechief.com/2019/01/23/traumatic-stress-who-counsels-the-fire-chief/

Mental health support for fire affected communities https://www.echo.net.au/2019/02/mental-health-support-fire-affected-communities/

Trauma Teddies https://www.redcross.org.au/get-involved/connect/volunteer/knitting-for-charity-trauma-teddies

Household preparedness in an imminent disaster threat scenario: The case of superstorm sandy in New York City https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918312196?fbclid=IwAR1cC4SxK0vcYK5Wg7dnxK25bTb15aNMjTJkv8fiKt8JwWSrykqp2xeQcGQ

We’re starting to normalize extreme weather https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/were-normalizing-extreme-weather-study

 

Sociology and Disasters

The rural impact of natural hazards https://resiliencechallenge.nz/rural-programme/the-rural-impact-of-natural-hazards/

“Nothing lays bare inequality and discrimination like a disaster” https://www.unisdr.org/archive/63913

Children are particularly at risk of physical injury and death during disaster resulting from extreme natural events such as earthquakes and cyclones https://reliefweb.int/report/world/world-risk-report-2018-focus-child-protection-and-childrens-rights

Today in disaster resilience (8 February 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Rescuers rescued in Qld’s flood disaster https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5884348/rescuers-rescued-in-qlds-flood-disaster/?cs=9397&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bodies of two men found in flood waters in Townsville https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/05/bodies-of-two-men-found-in-flood-waters-in-townsville

Queensland’s floods are so huge the only way to track them is from space https://phys.org/news/2019-02-queensland-huge-track-space.html

6 killed as powerful storm hits California, more heavy rain expected https://watchers.news/2019/02/04/6-killed-as-powerful-storm-hits-california-more-heavy-rain-expected/

Major disruption after snowstorm hits Czech Republic, 10 killed as series of avalanches hit Alps https://watchers.news/2019/02/05/major-disruption-after-snowstorm-hits-czech-republic-10-killed-as-series-of-avalanches-hit-alps/

Dozens hurt after M5.2 earthquake hits Shamakhi, Azerbaijan https://watchers.news/2019/02/06/dozens-hurt-after-m5-2-earthquake-hits-shamakhi-azerbaijan/

Brazil flooding damages homes, kills at least 5 https://www.cbs17.com/news/brazil-flooding-damages-homes-kills-at-least-5/1762152767?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

State of emergency declared in Bosnia after heavy flooding https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/state-emergency-declared-bosnia-heavy-flooding-190205100057671.html

Bolivia – 16 Dead After Landslides and Floods in La Paz Department http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-landslides-floods-caranavi-la-paz-february-2019

USA – Flash Floods in Tennessee After Record Rain http://floodlist.com/america/usa/tennessee-floods-february-2019

Desert highways flood as rains lash Israel https://www.timesofisrael.com/desert-highways-flood-as-rains-lash-israel/

Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Feb 2019: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Agung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/74796/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-7-Feb-2019-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Agung.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

January warmest on record for Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/month/aus/summary.shtml

Boost Your Understanding Of The Polar Vortex With These Visualizations https://www.forbes.com/sites/amysterling/2019/01/30/visualizing-a-polar-vortex/

Ancient Plants Reveal Arctic Summers Haven’t Been This Hot In 115,000 Years https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/01/ancient-plants-revealarctic-summers-havent-been-this-hot-in-115000-years/

Why people in the US south stay put in the face of climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/24/us-south-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

Using the big freeze to deny climate change… stupidity or cynicism? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/02/using-the-big-freeze-to-deny-climate-change-stupidity-or-cynicism

Extreme Weather Events Could Worsen Climate Change https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/extreme-weather-events-could-worsen-climate-change/

One glacial cavity in Antarctica could drastically speed up sea level rising https://mashable.com/article/antarctica-glacer-cavity/

How to change the minds of climate deniers https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/03/climate-change-denial-changing-minds?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Parenting the Climate Change Generation http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/parenting-children-generation-of-climate-change.html

‘Astounded’: former fire chief unloads on politicians over climate change inaction https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/astounded-former-fire-chief-unloads-on-politicians-over-climate-change-inaction-20190204-p50vl0.html

A third of Himalayan ice cap doomed, finds report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/04/a-third-of-himalayan-ice-cap-doomed-finds-shocking-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

Globally, temperatures in January 2019 were a little over 0.4°C warmer than the average January from 1981-2010 https://climate.copernicus.eu/surface-air-temperature-january-2019

Sea Level Rise Risk ‘Hasn’t Hit Home’ for Coastal R.I. Property Owners, Experts Say http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Sea-Level-Rise-Risk-Hasnt-Hit-Home-for-Coastal-RI-Property-Owners-Experts-Say.html

Norway’s Arctic islands at risk of “devastating” warming – report http://news.trust.org/item/20190204175124-vspyx/

Australia’s record on emissions and sustainability condemned by OECD review https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/30/australias-record-on-emissions-and-sustainability-condemned-by-oecd-review

State by state – solar records fell across Australia in 2018 https://reneweconomy.com.au/state-by-state-solar-records-fell-across-australia-in-2018/

Heat is a ‘silent killer’ https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/multimedia-article/extreme-heat-climate-change-health/

The new normal for Australia and it’s being driven by climate change https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/climate-change-extreme-weather/

How Climate Change Is Affecting Our Mental Health https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/climate-change-mental-health_uk_5c5806dbe4b09293b205ac62

As the planet warms, there might be fewer Mediterranean hurricanes according to climate models. However, according to a new study, they will be wetter, windier and last longer than before http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2019/02/05/climate-change-could-make-mediterranean-hurricanes-more-damaging/#.XFn5jNIzbIU

Fire, drought and flooding rain: it’s time for national action on climate change https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/fire-drought-and-flooding-rain-its-time-for-national-action-on-climate-change/

The prospects for skilful near-term climate predictions https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/near-term-climate-prediction-%E2%80%98coming-of-age%E2%80%99

Environmental Photographer Focuses On Protecting The Climate — And Its People https://www.npr.org/2019/02/06/691967491/environmental-photographer-focuses-on-protecting-the-climate-and-its-people

WMO Confirms Past 4 Years Were Warmest on Record https://unfccc.int/news/wmo-confirms-past-4-years-were-warmest-on-record

Could climate change and rsultant extreme weather make it harder to get insurance in Australia? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-06/could-climate-change-make-australia-uninsurable/10783490?pfmredir=sm

International climate change experts and frameworks recognize that women and men face different climate change vulnerabilities, risks, and impacts https://www.insuresilience.org/applying-a-gender/

Polar Thinking https://blogs.plos.org/models/polar-thinking/

Climate change or “just the weather?” Here’s how to answer that https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/02/how-do-we-know-when-climate-change-makes-weather-disasters-worse/

Gothenburg Foresees Impact of Climate Change: Plans to Build a Barrier by 2070 to Prevent Flooding http://gothenburg-400.com/gothenburg-foresees-impact-of-climate-change-plans-to-build-a-barrier-by-2070-to-prevent-flooding/

An overview of global surface temperatures in 2018 https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/news/2019/global-surface-temperature-in-2018

Does climate change influence people’s migration decisions in Maldives? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-019-02376-y

Dangerously unpredictable weather will worsen unless global action taken, NZ-led research shows https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Dangerously-unpredictable-weather-will-worsen-unless-global-action-taken-NZ-led-research-shows

Temperature in Canada’s Saskatoon plunges to lowest in over a century https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-weather/temperature-in-canadas-saskatoon-plunges-to-lowest-in-over-a-century-idUSKCN1PW2HY

 

Disaster risk reduction

Latest edition of Disaster Research https://mailchi.mp/colorado/dr684-disaster-research-news-you-can-use?e=4fda5946f3

Mexico-Guatemala earthquake, felt by millions, likely triggered by the 2017 megaquake http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/mexico-guatemala-earthquake-felt-by-millions-likely-triggered-by-the-2017-megaquake-8314/

Natural Disasters Are Costing Homeowners Big — And The Problem Is Only Getting Worse https://www.forbes.com/sites/alyyale/2019/02/01/natural-disasters-are-costing-homeowners-big-and-the-problems-only-getting-worse/#235f8c753dfa

Renowned seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones speak on local earthquake risks https://www.kesq.com/news/renowned-seismologist-dr-lucy-jones-speak-on-local-earthquake-risks/998097333

Investment in flood resilience measures for Cumbrian manufacturing firm https://www.thecumbrialep.co.uk/news/investment-in-flood-resilience-measures-for-cumbrian-manufacturing-firm/

Interactive map shows flooding risk as Gulf rises and southern Louisiana continues to sink https://thelensnola.org/2017/01/18/interactive-map-shows-flooding-risk-as-gulf-rises-and-southern-louisiana-continues-to-sink/

The Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC) https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/the-flood-resilience-measurement-for-communities-frmc

The Meteorological Culprits Behind Strange and Deadly Floods https://eos.org/research-spotlights/the-meteorological-culprits-behind-strange-and-deadly-floods

Fix past flooding mistakes, prevent future problems https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/fix-past-flooding-mistakes-prevent-future-problems/article_de063764-258d-11e9-a5b8-935152fd7708.html

‘(In)action’- rethinking traditional understandings of disaster risk reduction https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330870163_’Inaction’-_rethinking_traditional_understandings_of_disaster_risk_reduction_Cornes_et_al_2019

Deadly earthquake traveled at ‘supersonic’ speeds—why that matters https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/02/deadly-earthquake-supersonic-supershear-speed-indonesia/

Bushfire planning around our expanding urban environments is crucial for dealing with Australia’s increasing bushfire risk https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/black-saturday-bushfire-planning-as-our-population-grows?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=story

Flooding in Canadian Rural Communities https://uwaterloo.ca/partners-for-action/blog/post/flooding-canadian-rural-communities

USA flood map breakthrough https://www.ambientalrisk.com/flood-risk-usa-breakthrough/

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS): a proactive approach to reducing surface flooding https://www.groundsure.com/news/sustainable-urban-drainage-systems-suds-a-proactive-approach-to-reducing-surface-flooding/

Business owners in Aberdeen have welcomed works which could bring an end to a flooding problem https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/aberdeen-city-centre-business-owners-welcome-work-to-end-flooding/

Turning river level data into meaningful content https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2019/02/05/turning-river-level-data-into-meaningful-content/

New 2018 report outlines Doral’s Flood Protection Efforts https://communitynewspapers.com/doral-tribune/new-2018-report-outlines-dorals-flood-protection-efforts/

As severe events increase, U.S. needs strategy to reduce costs and impacts of disasters https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2019/02/05/in-state-of-the-union-a-missed-opportunity-on-flood-reform

2018’s Billion Dollar Disasters in Context https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/2018s-billion-dollar-disasters-context

Flood Re sets out long term vision for affordable flood insurance for all households https://www.floodre.co.uk/flood-re-sets-out-long-term-vision-for-affordable-flood-insurance-for-all-households/

‘We have to learn to live with floods’: waterlogged Surat to become latest megacity https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/feb/05/we-have-to-learn-to-live-with-floods-waterlogged-surat-to-become-latest-megacity

The world’s watersheds, mapped in gorgeous detail https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/the-worlds-watersheds-mapped-in-gorgeous-detail

Advanced modelling techniques could improve how cities deal with floods http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2019/january/city-flood-planning.html

Preparedness against mobility disruption by floods https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718345388#

Faster flood forecasting to improve responses https://www.earthmagazine.org/article/comment-faster-flood-forecasting-improve-responses

Sharing international flood and drought science https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/sharing-floods-and-drought-science

Emergency Management

Tasmania’s fire disaster revealed in satellite images showing the extent of the damage https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-02/tasmanian-bushfires-from-the-air-satellite-images/10771528?pfmredir=sm

An American’s view of Tassie fires https://firecentre.org.au/an-americans-view-of-tassie-fires/

Housing is key to Puerto Rico’s recovery. Will 2019 see promised funding, solutions? https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna959776?__twitter_impression=true

The speed of the Brumadinho tailings dam landslide https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/02/04/brumadinho-tailings-dam-landslide/

How Queensland is being soaked by an ‘unprecedented monsoonal burst’ https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/how-queensland-is-being-soaked-by-an-unprecedented-monsoonal-burst-20190204-p50vib.html

Townsville floods expert reaction https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/expert-reaction-townsville-floods

Lack of Entry Level Emergency Management: The Need for a Standard of Job Titles https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lack-entry-level-emergency-management-need-standard-job-holwege-mpa/

Hurricane Florence evacuees with disabilities endured unsafe, ‘disrespectful’ conditions, report says https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article225498020.html

Louisiana Flood Victims and the Duplication of Benefits Trap http://www.whaleylaw.com/2019/01/23/louisiana-flood-victims-and-the-duplication-of-benefits-trap/

Townsville residents return home to mud and mess in wake of flood disaster https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-06/townsville-floods-disaster-residents-return-home/10782008

Townsville floods: good Samaritans, wildlife carers run off their feet with animal rescues https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/townsville/townsville-floods-good-samaritans-wildlife-carers-run-off-their-feet-with-animal-rescues/news-story/0e9a2846b0273b1c4a62c33d0622ef3b

Husband of woman killed in Middle Tennessee tornado sues homebuilder for negligence https://fox17.com/news/local/husband-of-woman-killed-in-middle-tennessee-tornado-sues-homebuilder-for-negligence?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Camp Fire’s Dispersed Survivors Plot Their New Homes on a Map https://www.routefifty.com/tech-data/2019/02/camp-fires-dispersed-survivors-plot-their-new-homes-map/154642/

Townsville flood insurance bill hits $80m https://www.star1019.com.au/headlines/116611-townsville-flood-insurance-bill-hits-80m

Black Saturday ten years on – what did we discover? http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/58?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=haznote58

Disaster Aid Targeting and Self-Reporting Bias: Natural Experimental Evidence from the Philippines https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/3/771

Online journal: Tropical Cyclone Florence in South Carolina https://scdnr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=c2d63441bc974cadb52f0bed7528aae1

Death, statistics and a disaster zone: the struggle to count the dead after Hurricane Maria https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00442-0

In Texas, hundreds of victims of the flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey are suing the federal government https://www.marketplace.org/2019/02/06/economy/houston-residents-reservoir-argue-flooding-amounted-land-taking

It’s a disaster when home isn’t considered ‘a home’ for flood relief https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/06/its-a-disaster-when-home-isnt-considered-a-home-for-flood-relief

Copernicus EMS Monitors Floods in Australia https://emergency.copernicus.eu/mapping/ems/copernicus-ems-monitors-floods-australia

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The powerful story of a family who lose their home in a bushfire and their journey of recovery https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/young-adult-fiction/The-House-on-the-Mountain-Ella-Holcombe-illustrated-by-David-Cox-9781760636968

‘We can all recover’: bereaved families remember victims of Black Saturday https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/04/we-can-all-recover-bereaved-families-remember-victims-of-black-saturday?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Social media and the social sciences: methods and tools for academic research https://wasimahmed.org/2019/01/27/social-media-and-the-social-sciences-methods-and-tools-for-academic-research-must-read-for-2019/

Learning hard lessons of Black Saturday https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5881564/learning-hard-lessons-of-black-saturday/

Community initiatives for sharing flood risk information across border: case study from Ghagara river basin https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/63391

How to Reduce the Impact of Flooding: 5 Steps to Flood Resilience https://thefloodhub.co.uk/knowledge-hub/#how-to-reduce-the-impact-of-flooding-5-steps-to-flood-resilience

Even as internet use has grown in emerging economies, social media use is somewhat less widespread- In Mexico, the Philippines, Brazil and South Africa, half or more report using social media http://www.pewglobal.org/2019/02/05/digital-connectivity-growing-rapidly-in-emerging-economies/

Global internet and social media use in 2019 –latest stats https://wearesocial.com/blog/2019/01/digital-2019-global-internet-use-accelerates

What can we do to better prepare communities for floods? https://www.redcross.ca/blog/2019/2/what-can-we-do-to-better-prepare-communities-for-floods

Disaster narratives: Flooding in Townsville https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/disaster-narratives-flooding-in-townsville,12350

Flood impact in north-west Queensland revealed in dramatic time-lapse vision https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-07/time-lapse-images-show-dramatic-flood-rise-north-west-qld/10791932

 

Disaster psychology

Part three of our series exploring the enduring appeal of bushy, fire-prone places https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-03/kinglake-black-saturday-bushfire-anniversary-we-live-here/10739546

Lessons of Black Saturday ignored as Australians forget, research shows https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/lessons-of-black-saturday-ignored-as-australians-forget-research-shows-20190205-p50vtw.html?platform=hootsuite

The Black Saturday bushfires taught us that disasters are a unique form of trauma – learning how to respond can help people and their communities recover https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/black-saturday-understanding-disaster-recovery-and-resilience

 

Sociology and Disasters

Enduring the tide: the flooded Philippine islands that locals won’t leave https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/01/enduring-the-tide-the-flooded-philippine-islands-that-locals-wont-leave

Social resilience in the context of urban development in Christchurch, New Zealand https://opus.ostfalia.de/frontdoor/deliver/index/docId/993/file/Menking_2018_Social_Resilience_Christchurch_New_Zealand.pdf

Resilience-Based Approaches and Public Policy: Operational Views https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-10-7362-5_3

Today in disaster resilience (28 December 2018)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Rises to 429 as Volcano Threat Remains https://www.wsj.com/articles/volcano-remains-threat-to-tsunami-hit-indonesia-11545667946

Krakatau volcano news & eruption updates https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/krakatau/news/72509/Krakatau-volcano-Sunda-Strait-Indonesia-activity-update-Large-portion-of-Anak-Krakatau-appears-to-ha.html?fbclid=IwAR0z6CxpeDEb1yqAJFb0iViN5yZYjczIDBpgZH_TL7NSpPI3IDPMFwxpVA8

Last moments of the show: Tsunami crashes into crowd as Indonesian pop band play live https://www.rt.com/news/447239-tsunami-crash-boys-band/

Thousands affected by flash floods in Lanka https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/thousands-affected-by-flash-floods-in-lanka/article25814370.ece

Italy’s Mount Etna erupts, authorities close airport https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-etna-idUSKCN1ON0TI?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c21664904d30112758d9fef&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Mount Etna: Aerial footage shows damage from Italy quakes https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-46689502/mount-etna-aerial-footage-shows-damage-from-italy-quakes

Low-carbon ‘net zero’ buildings are starting to catch on in the U.S. https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/12/net-zero-buildings-are-catching-on/

Over 74 000 affected, 11 000 evacuated due to flash floods in Sri Lanka https://watchers.news/2018/12/26/sri-lanka-flood-december-2018/

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Dec 2018: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Krakatoa, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/72612/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Dec-2018-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Krakatoa-Shiveluch-Re.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia’s climate has warmed by just over 1 °C since 1910, leading to an increase in the frequency of extreme heat events http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/australias-changing-climate.shtml?hootPostID=5ab8bb3ec33a9a6eb331b3f2b9c2e234

Preparations Begin for the Climate Change Deluge http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/addressing-the-inevitable-how-to-prepare-for-the-climate-change-flood-a-1241890.html

The Most Important Environmental Stories of 2018 https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/most-important-environmental-stories-2018?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=sierramag&utm_medium=national_social

Mountain of Evidence Confirms: Climate Change Is Really, Really Bad for Human Health and Well-Being https://www.livescience.com/64300-climate-change-endangers-human-health.html

Deadly weather: the human cost of 2018’s climate disasters – visual guide https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2018/dec/21/deadly-weather-the-human-cost-of-2018s-climate-disasters-visual-guide?CMP=soc_567

Climate Change and the Rise of Poverty http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/Climate_Change_and_the_Rise_of_Poverty.html

Australia heatwave to break Christmas weather records with temperatures up to 47C forecast https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/24/christmas-day-heatwave-weather-records-temperatures-forecast-heat-wave-australia-sydney-melbourne-adelaide?CMP=share_btn_tw

Hydropower can ‘drive up CO2 emissions’ https://www.sustainability-times.com/low-carbon-energy/hydropower-can-drive-up-co2-emissions/

Greenland ice melting ‘even in winter’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-46646203

A Year of Climate Change Evidence: Notes from a Science Reporter’s Journal https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24122018/climate-change-evidence-reports-2018-year-review-ipcc-arctic-emissions-gap-national-assessment?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Nowhere to go” on the front lines of climate change https://www.irinnews.org/news-feature/2018/12/13/nowhere-go-front-lines-climate-change?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Characterizing the Indian Ocean sea level changes and potential coastal flooding impacts under global warming https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169418309594

Thinking about Climate on a Dark, Dismal Morning https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/thinking-about-climate-on-a-dark-dismal-morning/

Are We Too Late to Solve The Climate Change Crisis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxLlrw3M6c8&feature=youtu.be

China’s Glaciers Supply Water to Billions. They’re Vanishing https://www.caixinglobal.com/2018-12-26/graphic-asias-toppling-water-tower-101362828.html?rkey=4jojc%2BU9Dvtd0l7r3%2FmJiPFL%2FE7ci4pKWfksr3a1LfCG2CytOnCYFA%3D%3D&cxg=web&Sfrom=twitter

As glaciers disappear, humans lose a lot more than ice https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/12/glaciers-disappear-melting-ice-impacts-human-culture-history/

2019 may be the warmest year on record as a result of an El Niño event exacerbated by global warming https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/2019-may-be-the-warmest-year-on-record-as-a-result-of-an-el-nino-event-exacerbated-by-global-warming/70006943

Australia’s extreme heatwave spans five states with high of 49C forecast https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/27/australias-extreme-heatwave-spans-five-states-with-high-of-49c-forecast?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Climate change: Huge costs of warming impacts in 2018 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46637102

2018 – the hottest La Niña year ever recorded https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/12/2018-the-hottest-la-nina-year-ever-recorded/

Majority of glaciers in Western Canada will likely disappear in next 50 years: expert https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/majority-of-glaciers-in-western-canada-will-likely-disappear-in-next-50-years-expert-1.4232003

 

Disaster risk reduction

What caused the Sunda Strait tsunami? https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/12/23/what-caused-the-sunda-strait-tsunami.html

Tsunami Possibly Triggered By Anak Krakatau Strikes Indonesia. Here’s What You Need To Know https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/12/22/indonesias-krakatoa-just-made-a-deadly-tsunami-heres-everything-you-need-to-know/amp/

White House Orders Up More Logging To Combat Wildfires https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/trump-executive-order-forest-management-wildfire_us_5c1d7c4ce4b05c88b6f8bde4?ec_carp=2575254777395066221

Inner structure of the Krakatau volcanic complex (Indonesia) from gravity and bathymetry data https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/037702739400038I

Tsunami hazard related to a flank collapse of Anak Krakatau Volcano, Sunda Strait, Indonesia http://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/361/1/79

Fears of new Indonesia tsunami as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46667970

Indonesia tsunami: How a volcano can be the trigger https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46666633

Landslide probability may depend more on riverside steepness than on hillsides above https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/12/21/landslide-probability-may-depend-more-on-riverside-steepness-than-on-hillsides-above/

Alaska’s newly expanded network of seismic stations keep a detailed diary of the earth’s rumbles https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2018/12/22/alaskas-newly-expanded-network-of-seismic-stations-keep-a-detailed-diary-of-the-earths-rumbles/?fbclid=IwAR0FYf17S-JOV4Gy0EGZNyIl746v7AndYweS9pOrw04yx8fotMQ14Y2APE8

Reducing flooding by restoring the bends to waterways https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/22/quiet-and-healthy-flows-the-gently-meandering-river

Rising sea levels, fierce hurricanes: How SC plans to deal with more flooding https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article223264325.html

Experts have warned that twice as many Scottish homes and businesses than previously thought could be at risk of flooding https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46638329

The case of Tokyo: a pbs special on Sinking Cities: Tokyo https://www.pbs.org/video/sinking-cities-tokyo-sg5m7t/

Hampton hopes flooding solutions developed in new partnership can help entire region https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/hampton/hampton-hopes-flooding-solutions-developed-in-new-partnership-can-help-entire-region/1667169259

Proposed state fund would help facilitate flood buyouts in SC https://www.postandcourier.com/news/proposed-state-fund-would-help-facilitate-flood-buyouts-in-sc/article_12b57dde-fef7-11e8-9a1a-abc58c71d2ed.html

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: How Far Have We Come? https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-1918-influenza-pandemic-how-far-have-we-come/

New building code to improve resilience http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/local/item/71630-new-building-code-to-improve-resilience/71630-new-building-code-to-improve-resilience

Afghanistan—Multi-hazard risk assessment https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/Afghanistan_MHRA.pdf

Understanding Niamey’s flood risk through open source mapping, drones, and modelling http://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/understanding-niameys-flood-risk-through-open-source-mapping-drones-and-modeling

Flood modeller webinar and videos https://www.floodmodeller.com/help-support/learning/videos-webinars/#cKZ2UW_tc30

In Ellicott City, painful debate on preventing deadly floods in historic district https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/in-ellicott-city-painful-debate-on-preventing-deadly-floods-in-historic-district/2018/12/24/94466fc8-02eb-11e9-9122-82e98f91ee6f_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.683282e9f00b

2018 will be the first year with no violent tornadoes in the United States https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2018/12/26/will-be-first-year-with-no-violent-tornadoes-united-states/?utm_term=.6fe886d5007b

As Floods Push Homes Higher, the Disabled Risk Being Pushed Out https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-21/as-floods-push-homes-higher-the-disabled-risk-being-pushed-out

Anak Krakatau’s Alert Level Has Been Raised. Here’s What That Means https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/12/27/anak-krakataus-alert-level-has-been-raised-heres-what-that-means/#779e61a36471

After a Natural Disaster, Is It Better to Rebuild or Retreat? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/13/us/after-a-natural-disaster-is-it-better-to-rebuild-or-retreat.html

Missourians want action over too-high Illinois levee https://www.columbiatribune.com/news/20181226/missourians-want-action-over-too-high-illinois-levee

Emergency Management

2018’s Most Horrific Sign Of Things To Come Was People With Disabilities Dying In Disasters https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-2018-disasters-climate-change-disabilities_us_5c1bc563e4b0407e90784909?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Mopping up and moving on: Kaiaua a year on from devastating flood https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12176096

Indonesia recovers and shifts to preparedness https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/indonesia-recovers-and-shifts-preparedness

Be a better firefighter with post-incident analysis https://www.firerescue1.com/cod-company-officer-development/articles/2116232-Be-a-better-firefighter-with-post-incident-analysis/

In Natural Disasters, A Disability Can Be A Death Sentence https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/in-natural-disasters-a-disability-can-be-a-death-sentence_us_5c1ba22ee4b0407e9077eb58?ec_carp=4626352572445210702

Tsunami Relief: Doctors Without Borders Responds to Indonesia Tsunami Disaster https://www.doctorswithoutborders.ca/article/tsunami-relief-doctors-without-borders-responds-indonesia-tsunami-disaster

Indonesia’s tsunami early warning system hasn’t worked since 2012, official says https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/International/indonesias-tsunami-early-warning-system-worked-2012-official/story?id=59998468

Kedarnath floods: Gone girl returns after 5 years https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/kedarnath-floods-gone-girl-returns-after-5-years/articleshow/67249552.cms

Low-cost tsunami warning could prevent future deaths https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2018/11/12/low-cost-tsunami-warning-prevent-future-deaths-2/

What a century of bushfire data teaches us about how to save lives this summer https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-27/bushfire-history-australia-data-saving-lives/10606144?pfmredir=sm

FEMA Curtails New Flood Insurance Policies During Government Shutdown https://bankingjournal.aba.com/2018/12/fema-curtails-new-flood-insurance-policies-during-government-shutdown/?utm_campaign=ABA-Newsbytes-122718-Special&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tsunami caused by volcanic sources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXHN14IHtLY&list=PLfp1hFsaJhKb65S435kfm_CHQ_PrDavx0&index=7

Rain disaster in western Japan tops domestic news stories of 2018 https://japantoday.com/category/national/rain-disaster-in-western-japan-tops-domestic-news-stories-of-2018

Improving Disaster Response with Virtual and Mixed Reality https://transmitter.ieee.org/improving-disaster-response-with-virtual-and-mixed-reality/#.XCPvVSo5vg4.twitter

Humanoids at Work: The WALK-MAN Robot in a Postearthquake Scenario https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8357475

MOOC: Introduction to Water and Climate https://online-learning.tudelft.nl/courses/introduction-to-water-and-climate/

 

Disaster psychology

Why natural disasters make men take more risks https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/disasters-make-men-take-more-risks

Variation in risk seeking behaviour following large losses: A natural experiment https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014292114000725?via%3Dihub

Extreme weather and dire climate reports are intensifying the mental health effects of global warming: depression and resignation about the future https://www.nbcnews.com/health/mental-health/climate-grief-growing-emotional-toll-climate-change-n946751

Disaster risk reduction: Psychological perspectives on preparedness https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329899697_Disaster_risk_reduction_Psychological_perspectives_on_preparedness

Why do people in Indonesia still live in disaster-prone areas? https://theconversation.com/why-do-people-in-indonesia-still-live-in-disaster-prone-areas-105868?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

 

Sociology and Disasters

Catalyzing Transformative Changes for Resilience: Integrated Land-Use Planning for Enhanced Social Capital https://www.i-s-e-t.org/transformative-change-nepal

Indians promised benefits of 100 smart cities, but the poor are sidelined again https://theconversation.com/indians-promised-benefits-of-100-smart-cities-but-the-poor-are-sidelined-again-107787

Does Social Capital Encourage Disaster Evacuation? Evidence from a Cyclone in Bangladesh https://www.jica.go.jp/jica-ri/publication/workingpaper/wp_178.html#.XCIoJ9dzokk.twitter

Today in disaster resilience (14 December 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Fourth body recovered in Kyrenia: Authorities locate body of woman who perished in a flash flood accident in the north http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fourth-body-recovered-in-kyrenia

Vietnam – Floods Leave 2 Dead, 4,000 Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-quang-tri-binh-dinh-december-2018

Major clean-up after flood hits Cornwall coastal village https://news.sky.com/story/two-people-rescued-after-major-flooding-hits-cornwall-coastal-village-10953368

At least 100 cars were trapped in flash floods on the Hume Freeway north of Wangaratta https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-13/melbourne-rain-and-severe-weather-weather-forecast/10613542

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Dec 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/72254/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Dec-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Turrialba-Clevel.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Largest ever group of global investors call for more action to meet Paris targets https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/10/largest-ever-group-of-global-investors-call-for-more-action-to-meet-paris-targets

Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46496967

Coastal Warning: An Unwelcome Messenger on the Risks of Rising Seas https://e360.yale.edu/features/coastal-warning-an-unwelcome-messenger-on-risks-of-rising-seas

Plunging Prices Mean Building New Renewable Energy Is Cheaper Than Running Existing Coal https://www.forbes.com/sites/energyinnovation/2018/12/03/plunging-prices-mean-building-new-renewable-energy-is-cheaper-than-running-existing-coal/#3ef4fac131f3 Greenland is losing ice at fastest rate in 350 years https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07617-1?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf203836210=1Wildfire scientists say Paradise is a warning https://edition.cnn.com/videos/us/2018/12/10/paradise-california-wildfire-climate-change-weir-pkg-vpx.cnn

Some weather extremes are now 2-5 times more likely because of global warming, research shows https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10122018/extreme-weather-climate-attribution-lucifer-heat-wave-harvey-flooding-ams-study

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/explaining-extreme-events-from-a-climate-perspective/

New renewable energy is now the same cost or cheaper than existing coal power stations https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/new-wind-and-solar-now-as-cheap-as-existing-coal/

NASA says it has detected the first signs of significant melting in a swathe of glaciers in East Antarctica https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46517396

Arctic breaks records with 5-year heat streak https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/arctic-report-card-climate-change-1.4940997

2018 Arctic Report Card https://arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card/Report-Card-2018

Imperial Beach, California, sues fossil-fuel companies over sea-level rise https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/12/city-sues-fossil-fuel-companies/

Climate change was behind 15 weather disasters in 2017 https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/12/10/climate-change-was-behind-weather-disasters/?utm_term=.38a44da250eb

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Build Better, Smarter Climate Models? https://e360.yale.edu/features/can-artificial-intelligence-help-build-better-smarter-climate-models

Cooperation is key to improve climate change adaptation across Europe’s border regions https://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/cooperation-is-key-to-improve?utm_source=EEASubscriptions&utm_medium=RSSFeeds&utm_campaign=Generic

Insurance claims linked to global warming are set to surpass $15 billion this year as events like tornadoes in Italy become routine https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-12/europe-s-climate-insurance-claims-climb-disasters-tornado-flood

Climate change is ‘shrinking winter’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46547064

El Nino events to become ‘stronger’ and more intense, study finds https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/el-nino-events-to-become-stronger-and-more-intense-study-finds-20181212-p50lrv.html

Scary warming in the Arctic https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-report-finds-second-warmest-year-on-record-in-the-arctic/

Use psychology for better climate communications https://citizensclimatelobby.org/use-psychology-for-better-climate-communications/

People Are Already Dying By The Thousands Because We Ignored Earlier Climate Change Warnings https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-climate-change-deaths_us_5c101e14e4b0ac5371799b1c

Climate change is here, and local leaders in Florida are leading the fight https://www.theinvadingsea.com/2018/12/10/climate-change-is-here-and-local-leaders-in-florida-are-leading-the-fight/

Technology for Climate Justice: A Reporting Framework for Loss and Damage as Part of Key Global Agreements https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-72026-5_22

Twenty-first century glacier slowdown driven by mass loss in High Mountain Asia https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0271-9

Australia’s carbon emissions highest on record, data shows https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/13/australias-carbon-emissions-highest-on-record-data-shows?CMP=soc_568

UNDP climate curriculum reaches 50,000 pupils across Eurasia http://www.eurasia.undp.org/content/rbec/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2018/undp-climate-curriculum-reaches-50-000-pupils-across-eurasia.html#.XBI5HlA-pwc.twitter

Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide https://phys.org/news/2018-12-record-wet-record-dry-months-regions-worldwide.html

Major cities can fight climate change and make billions: researchers https://www.eco-business.com/news/major-cities-can-fight-climate-change-and-make-billions-researchers/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Malibu: Planet Labs images of the first round of mudflows https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/12/05/malibu-mudflows-1/

Building Coastal Resilience through Innovation http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/Building_Coastal_Resilience_through_Innovation.html

West must develop wildfire ethic to survive https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/How-we-must-learn-to-live-with-wildfire-13446181.php?utm_campaign=email-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

How Satellites and Big Data Are Predicting the Behavior of Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-satellites-and-big-data-are-predicting-behavior-hurricanes-and-other-natural-disasters-180970893/#4Ui6BExxqRaEp3dy.99

When do tremors stop being aftershocks and start being new earthquakes? https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2018/12/06/2788-and-counting-when-do-tremors-stop-being-aftershocks-and-start-being-new-earthquakes/

Global Volcanism Program https://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=251020

What Venice Can Teach American Cities https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/12/what-us-cities-can-learn-from-venices-floods/577255/

Flood-risk reduction: Structural measures and diverse strategies https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329416420_Flood-risk_reduction_Structural_measures_and_diverse_strategies

Wildfires Will Only Get Worse in the Southeast Because of Climate Change, Report Says http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Wildfires-Will-Only-get-Worse-in-the-Southeast-Because-of-Climate-Change.html

A Supervolcano with a Cold Heart May Be Brewing in Chile https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-supervolcano-with-a-cold-heart-may-be-brewing-in-chile/

Many African countries are flooding, risking decades of development if they do not adapt http://theconversation.com/many-african-countries-are-flooding-risking-decades-of-development-if-they-do-not-adapt-106581

Life in the Flood Zone: Houston’s Fight to Survive After the Storm of the Century https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/houston-hurricane/

Economic Damage From California Fires Spreads Further Than Blazes https://www.wsj.com/articles/economic-damage-from-california-fires-spreads-further-than-blazes-11544524201

New El Nino could bring flooding this winter, meteorologists warn https://news.sky.com/story/new-el-nino-could-bring-flooding-this-winter-meteorologists-warn-11565396

Alaska earthquakes offer new insight into improving hazard assessment https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181211122442.htm

California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas https://apnews.com/d2f76432db1749d4918e55624a47c654?utm_medium=APWestRegion&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter

The Government of Canada today announced it will provide $2.36 million to the Province of Ontario for flood mitigation projects https://trca.ca/news/federal-funding-flood-mitigation-projects/

Turkey finances dam to tackle Djibouti floods https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/turkey-finances-dam-to-tackle-djibouti-floods/1334261

Home delinquency rates, down overall, soar in cities hit by fires, flooding https://www.inman.com/2018/12/11/delinquency-rates-down-overall-soar-in-cities-hit-by-fires-flooding/

Tragic wildfires will continue until we rethink our communities https://theconversation.com/tragic-wildfires-will-continue-until-we-rethink-our-communities-107346

Lessons from calibrating a global flood forecasting system https://hepex.irstea.fr/calibrating-a-global-flood-forecasting-system/

Scientists say too often after deadly disasters, like the recent wildfires in California, there is a rush to rebuild, but not always smartly https://www.npr.org/2018/12/13/676346814/natural-disasters-and-the-pause-button

Urban Flooding Is Worryingly Widespread in the U.S., But Under-Studied https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/12/urban-flooding-report-climate-change-data-disaster/577327/

A national look at the causes and impacts of urban flooding https://cdr.umd.edu/urban-flooding-report

Forty years ago, an epic flood pushed a tiny Wisconsin village to a new place on the map. In the age of climate change, it’s a model for the nation https://progressive.org/magazine/moving-on/

National Geohazards Monitoring Centre is Go https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/national-geohazards-monitoring-centre-is-go

Documentary data and the study of past droughts: a global state of the art https://www.clim-past.net/14/1915/2018/

Community participation in cross-border water management – the case of Dai hong commune of Quang Nam Province and the Vu Gia – Thu Bon River Basin https://www.i-s-e-t.org/dai-hong-case-study-water-window

Houses in hurricane strike zones are built back bigger https://phys.org/news/2018-12-houses-hurricane-zones-built-bigger.html

Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover https://www.npr.org/2018/12/09/673890767/fire-resistant-is-not-fire-proof-california-homeowners-discover

NASA Provides New Look at Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane Maria https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/nasa-provides-new-look-at-puerto-rico-post-hurricane-maria

Deadly European flash floods in 2018 https://www.essl.org/cms/deadly-flash-floods-in-2018/

2018’s Precipitation Records On One Map http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/maps/2018s-precipitation-records-on-one-map

Reducing Uncertainties in Catastrophe Loss Modelling: New Advances https://www.bigdataearth.com/bushfire/reducing-uncertainties-catastrophe-loss-modelling-new-advances/

Pioneering new flood insurance with FloodFlash https://www.fsb-insurance-service.com/fsb-insurance-service-blog/pioneering-new-flood-insurance-with-floodflash/

 

Emergency Management

The Crisis Management Team’s Role During a Physical Emergency https://www.crisisconferences.com/crisis-management-teams-role-physical-emergency/?utm_content=buffer2aea9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

5 natural disasters that devastated the US in 2018 https://abcnews.go.com/US/natural-disasters-devastated-us-2018/story?id=59367683

After the deadly Camp Fire, a dog waited for his owner’s return. They’ve finally been reunited https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2018/12/08/after-deadly-camp-fire-dog-waited-his-owners-return-theyve-finally-been-reunited/?utm_term=.d3c9e087aa14

Twelve months on from fire, support is more important than ever as community recovers https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-12-09/sherwood-community-crops-livestock-recovering-after-fire/10581412

Queensland fires: ‘Asonishing intensity’ – In the face of an unimaginable bushfire threat, emergency agencies delivered a dire warning: evacuate now or burn to death https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-08/from-space,-the-ferocity-of-queenslands-bushfires-is-revealed/10594662

For Second Year, Millions Turn to American Red Cross for Help after Record Wildfires, Hurricanes and Devastating Weather https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/press-release/2018/millions-turn-to-red-cross-for-help-after-record-disasters.html

Vulnerability and response to cyclones in Bangladesh http://gobeshona.net/publication/vulnerability-response-cyclones-coastal-bangladesh/#sthash.rHYNTaQ6.dpbs

Volunteer fire departments in recruitment crisis https://www.usfa.fema.gov/operations/infograms/120618.html

Copernicus EMS for floods and storms – emergency alerts and crisis operations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU6y0gOziBY

Muddled Roles, Missing First Aid Kits Fouled EPA Hurricane Response https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/muddled-roles-missing-first-aid-kits-fouled-epa-hurricane-response

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Community Resilience: An Integrative Literature Review Study https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329463017_Community_Resilience_An_Integrative_Literature_Review_Study

Floods of complaints over river defences https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/780910/floods-of-complaints-over-river-defences/

Universities Can Lead the Way Supporting Engaged Geoscientists https://eos.org/opinions/universities-can-lead-the-way-supporting-engaged-geoscientists

Geographic Information and Communication Technologies for Supporting Smallholder Agriculture and Climate Resilience https://www.mdpi.com/2225-1154/6/4/97

Short, educational films for increasing resilience to risks from volcanic hazards https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlxZ8h0dxpsCt6Xo0Gezjd9foew8PqEjM

After quakes and flooding, Japan picks ‘disaster’ as 2018 symbol https://news.yahoo.com/quakes-flooding-japan-picks-disaster-2018-symbol-065639213.html

Come watch a supercomputer simulation of a devastating tornado https://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/come-watch-a-supercomputer-simulation-of-a-devastating-tornado,455073

Lifelike scenario demonstrates what flooding could look like on your street https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/12/03/the-weather-channel-uses-animation-to-show-dangers-of-storm-surge

Two billion pixels to check your next ski destination http://www.cesbio.ups-tlse.fr/multitemp/?p=14620

 

Disaster psychology

Research on important findings in earthquake survivors with and without PTSD https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/experimentations/201812/new-study-shows-brain-change-after-psychological-trauma

Residents’ wildfire evacuation actions in Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation, Ontario, Canada https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918308847

Why don’t we leave when a bushfire looms? https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5801781/why-dont-we-leave-when-a-bushfire-looms/

Coping skills program for disaster survivors tested with children living in chronic poverty https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-12-coping-skills-disaster-survivors-children.html

Queensland paramedic refused PTSD compensation https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/queensland-paramedic-refused-ptsd-compensation-20181211-p50ll4.html

Hardest parts of recovery include emotional toll of disaster https://www.khon2.com/news/always-investigating/hardest-parts-of-recovery-include-emotional-toll-of-disaster/1601082596

Sociology and Disasters

Long-Term Recovery Never Ends for Some After Natural Disasters http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Long-Term-Recovery-Never-Ends-for-Some-After-Natural-Disasters.html

The Role of Gender in Preparedness and Response Behaviors towards Flood Risk in Serbia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329443207_The_Role_of_Gender_in_Preparedness_and_Response_Behaviors_towards_Flood_Risk_in_Serbia

Addressing the social vulnerability of specific people due to climate changes https://www.dailyclimate.org/life-after-carbon-the-next-global-transformation-of-cities-2622938016.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

A tale of two wildfires: devastation highlights California’s stark divide https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/04/california-wildfires-paradise-malibu-wealth-class

Connecting the social dots https://www.architects.org/architectureboston/articles/new-world-order

How Community Gardens May Contribute to Community Resilience Following an Earthquake https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329434574_How_Community_Gardens_May_Contribute_to_Community_Resilience_Following_an_Earthquake

Can the bonding social capital be used to mitigate the impact of natural hazards?: The case of a flood-prone urban community in Central Visayas, Philippines https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323108510_Can_the_bonding_social_capital_be_used_to_mitigate_the_impact_of_natural_hazards_The_case_of_a_flood-prone_urban_community_in_Central_Visayas_Philippines

Today in disaster resilience (28 September 2018)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

Tunisia floods kill at least 4, cause major damage http://uk.businessinsider.com/ap-tunisia-floods-kill-at-least-4-cause-major-damage-2018-9/?r=AU&IR=T

‘It’s pretty devastating’: Ottawa family left to pick up pieces after tornado levels home https://globalnews.ca/news/4479219/ottawa-tornado-levels-home/

44 dead as Florence-weary Carolinas face more flooding and rising rivers https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/22/us/florence-carolinas-flooding-saturday-wxc/index.html

Rains, Flash Floods Claim Eight Lives In North India https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2018/09/24/rains-pound-north-india-8-killed-in-j-k-hp-hry#gs.bEoPHq0

Thousands in South Carolina brace for post-Florence flooding https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-florence/thousands-urged-to-flee-ahead-of-post-florence-flooding-in-south-carolina-idUSKCN1M305N

Environment Canada confirms 3 tornadoes and 2 downbursts in Ottawa, Ontario https://watchers.news/2018/09/25/environment-canada-confirms-3-tornadoes-and-2-downbursts-in-ottawa-ontario/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Worst floods since 1995 claim lives of 25 people, over 1 100 stranded, Himachal Pradesh, India https://watchers.news/2018/09/25/worst-floods-since-1995-claim-lives-of-25-people-over-1-100-stranded-himachal-pradesh-india/

Nigeria – Floods Affect Half a Million as Death Toll Rises http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-september-2018-update

Mexico – 7 Dead, 8 Missing After Flash Floods in Michoacán http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-flash-floods-michoacan-september-2018

After Florence, South Carolinians brace for record flooding https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/historic-after-florence-south-carolinians-brace-record-flooding-n913036

Flash floods hit Connecticut turning roads into rivers https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/flash-floods-hit-connecticut-turning-roads-rivers/

Niger flood death toll up to 42: UN https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6216283/Niger-flood-death-toll-42-UN.html

Super Typhoon Trami heads for Japan as US flooding remains https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/26/world-weatherwatch-super-typhoon-trami-heads-for-japan-as-us-flooding-remains

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Sep 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70782/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Sep-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Krakatau-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The ludicrous gulf between our climate change goals and reality, in one chart https://www.vox.com/2016/8/18/12520344/climate-change-goals-reality-one-chart

‘It’s hyped up’: Climate deniers in the path of Hurricane Florence https://grist.org/article/its-hyped-up-climate-deniers-in-the-path-of-hurricane-florence/

How much the vanishing ice will make global sea levels rise https://graphics.reuters.com/CLIMATECHANGE-GREENLAND-CHALLENGES/010080EH0V0/index.html

UN lacks plan to help climate migrants, finds internal report http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/09/21/un-lacks-plan-help-climate-migrants-finds-internal-report/

Florence and the 5 stages of climate change acceptance https://thebulletin.org/2018/09/florence-and-the-5-stages-of-climate-change-acceptance/

Documentary data and the study of the past droughts: an overview of the state of the art worldwide https://www.clim-past-discuss.net/cp-2018-118/

City resiliency in the face of climate change https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/2018663866/city-resiliency-in-the-face-of-climate-change

‘We’re moving to higher ground’: America’s era of climate mass migration is here https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/24/americas-era-of-climate-mass-migration-is-here

The Long Hot Summer: Part 1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csxlq9

Country-level social cost of carbon https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0282-y

Globe had its fifth warmest August and June–August on record https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201808

New study reconciles a dispute about how fast global warming will happen https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/sep/24/new-study-reconciles-a-dispute-about-how-fast-global-warming-will-happen?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

On the time evolution of climate sensitivity and future warming https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018EF000889

Florence floods damaged thousands more homes because of sea level rise, study shows https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article218944875.html

Google’s New Tool to Fight Climate Change https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/09/google-climate-change-greenhouse-gas-emissions/571144/?utm_source=twb

Global warming isn’t just a natural cycle https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/09/global-warming-isnt-just-a-natural-cycle/

Years-Long Debate Over Sea Level Rise And Real Estate In N.C. Is Getting A Wake-Up From Hurricane Florence https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/commercial-real-estate/did-north-carolina-favor-development-over-sea-level-warnings-93239

73% of Australians are concerned about climate change, up from 66% in 2017 http://www.tai.org.au/content/climate-nation-2018

New Climate Debate: How to Adapt to the End of the World https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-26/new-climate-debate-how-to-adapt-to-the-end-of-the-world

The Climate Crisis And Your Health: Infectious Disease https://below2c.org/2018/09/the-climate-crisis-and-your-health-infectious-disease/

We haven’t reached climate despair just yet. We can still save ourselves https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/the-case-against-climate-despair

World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/26/global-warming-climate-change-targets-un-report?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Warm waters boosted 2017’s major hurricane tally, study says https://phys.org/news/2018-09-boosted-major-hurricane-tally.html

Dominica: Striving Towards Climate Resilience http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/Dominica_Striving_Towards_Climate_Resilience.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

Little-known flood-control district asks Denver metro voters for first tax hike https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/13/denver-metro-flood-control-district-tax-hike/

After the Big One: Understanding aftershock risk https://earth.stanford.edu/news/after-big-one-understanding-aftershock-risk

‘First salvo’: Lines drawn as battle over raising Warragamba Dam begins https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/first-salvo-lines-drawn-as-battle-over-raising-warragamba-dam-begins-20180920-p5050c.html

Lost for Words Amongst Disaster Risk Science Vocabulary? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-018-0188-3

The Amazon is flooding five times more often than it used to https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/09/19/The-Amazon-is-flooding-five-times-more-often-than-it-used-to/9691537384801/

Too many Indian cities flood every monsoon https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/too-many-indian-cities-flood-every-monsoon/article24994808.ece

Mind the Gap: Reconciling Mitigation and Recovery in Home Buyout Programs https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/147?

Preparing to Research Hurricane Florence https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/early-reconnaissance-preparing-to-research-hurricane-florence?

Disaster-prone Asia must not cut corners on critical infrastructure http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=76a4960d-4f9a-43cd-9731-fb1872bf1a76

Kerala floods: IIT professor identifies four major factors https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/kerala-floods-iit-professor-four-major-factors-for-disaster/article25021967.ece

New NASA Study Able To Track Hurricane Harvey Storm Water With GPS https://sciencetrends.com/new-nasa-study-able-to-track-hurricane-harvey-storm-water-with-gps/

60 Minutes program on Dutch stormwater management https://www.cbsnews.com/news/storm-water-management-dutch-solution-henk-ovink-hurricane-florence-damage-60-minutes/

New earthquake risk model could better inform disaster planning https://phys.org/news/2018-09-earthquake-disaster.html

Peter Head on systems-thinking for planning resilience in the Hunter https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/innovation/design/peter-head-systems-thinking-planning-hunter/101017

What happens when you buy a house in a disaster zone – and no one told you? https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/sep/25/property-on-floodplain-laws-rights-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

How Serbia transformed its approach to disaster risk management https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbw8DhkRzZo

North Carolina flooding soaks federal taxpayers all over again https://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/articles/north-carolina-flooding-soaks-federal-taxpayers-all-over-again

First Street Foundation: Analyzing the risks, causes and solutions to sea level rise and flooding https://firststreet.org/

Linking technology and community early warning: UNDP and People in Need to extend disaster early warning for Koh Kong and Sihanoukville communities http://adaptation-undp.org/linking-technology-and-community-early-warning-undp-and-people-need-extend-disaster-early-warning

Leading the Way to a More Resilient Future http://100resilientcities.org/leading-way-resilient-future/

Untangling Complex Systems: A Grand Challenge for Science https://comdig.unam.mx/2018/09/25/untangling-complex-systems-a-grand-challenge-for-science-pier-luigi-gentili/

Uncharted territory: Why the magnitude of the flooding yet to come is so uncertain https://wpde.com/news/local/uncharted-territory-why-the-magnitude-of-the-flooding-yet-to-come-is-so-uncertain

Philippine official proposes cooperation with Taiwan on flood management http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201809240011.aspx

Mapping the 2018 East Africa floods from space with smapr https://www.r-bloggers.com/mapping-the-2018-east-africa-floods-from-space-with-smapr/

Re-Charge Pakistan: PM Imran approves project for utilization of flood waters https://arynews.tv/en/re-charge-pakistan-pm-imran-approves-project-for-utilization-of-flood-waters/

Florence loss estimates vary wildly between £2.8bn and $11bn https://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/florence-loss-estimates-vary-wildly-between-2-8bn-and-11bn-16526

Building sustainable and resilient cities http://urbanresiliencehub.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WCD-Concept-Note2.pdf

The terrifying, destructive force of glacial floods – and the growing threat to millions https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/26/terrifying-destructive-force-glacial-floods-growing-threat/

Swedish delegates visit Hull to learn how flood defence schemes are protecting the city https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/swedish-delegates-visit-hull-learn-2044499

New report finds barriers along US-Mexico border exacerbate flooding, harm ecosystems and contribute to migrant deaths https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/25/border-wall-security-dangers-flooding

Tackling climate extremes with technology in the Balkans https://floodresilience.net/blogs/tackling-climate-extremes-with-technology-in-the-balkans

Charleston adopts new flood prevention rules — mostly to avoid federal penalty https://www.postandcourier.com/news/charleston-adopts-new-flood-prevention-rules-mostly-to-avoid-federal/article_9feb6b66-c0d9-11e8-a7b8-57b938f2407b.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Preventing flooding via pre-emptive, preventive measures https://www.environewsnigeria.com/preventing-flooding-via-pre-emptive-preventive-measures/

Why does Nigeria keep flooding? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45599262

Model Decisions: Cost-Based & Value-Based Stormwater Infrastructure https://www.watercanada.net/feature/model-decisions-cost-based-value-based-stormwater-infrastructure/

Bangkok’s sinking truth https://theaseanpost.com/article/bangkoks-sinking-truth

 

Emergency Management

Debts stemming from reconstruction and recovery piling up in disaster-prone Japan https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/09/21/national/debts-stemming-reconstruction-recovery-piling-disaster-prone-japan/#.W6gKYU8UnIU

After a year of trying to rebuild with little government aid, these communities in Puerto Rico aren’t ready for another blow https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/hurricane-maria-families-rebuilding-next-storm_us_5ba290a2e4b07c23ef37a282

Health Workers Go Above and Beyond for Vulnerable Patients in Rural North Carolina https://www.directrelief.org/2018/09/health-workers-go-above-and-beyond-for-vulnerable-patients-in-rural-north-carolina/

The Legacy of Maria https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/the-legacy-of-maria-quick-response-research-focuses-on-impacts-to-puerto-ricans?

Hurricane Florence, the Never-Ending Disaster http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/hurricane-florence-the-never-ending-disaster.html

How do natural hazards cascade to cause disasters? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06783-6

Nigeria: States Cry as Floods Reach Disaster Level https://allafrica.com/stories/201809220074.html

Protecting the local community or following the IC’s command? https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/protecting-the-local-community-or-following-the-ics-command/

The Buffalo fire, near Silverthorne, was one of the first big tests for fire breaks in Colorado. Now, communities are changing their tune toward them https://coloradosun.com/2018/09/26/buffalo-wildfire-clear-cut-colorado/

Facts and Stats: Disaster Preparedness in US Communities https://icma.org/blog-posts/facts-and-stats-disaster-preparedness-our-communities

Bangladesh: Displacement due to embankment collapse Emergency Plan of Action https://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/bangladesh-displacement-due-embankment-collapse-emergency-plan-action-dref-n

The number of deaths associated with the inhalation of wildfire smoke in the U.S. could double by the end of the century https://news.agu.org/press-release/u-s-wildfire-smoke-deaths-could-double-by-2100/

Portugal charges 12 over huge wildfire that killed 66 people https://m.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Portugal-charges-12-over-huge-wildfire-that-13262251.php?utm_campaign=twitter-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

House Passes Bill To Improve Casualty Count In Natural Disasters https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/house-bill-casualty-count-natural-disasters_us_5baca2efe4b091df72edea98

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

1 in 3 children and young people is out of school in countries affected by war or natural disasters – UNICEF https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/1-3-children-and-young-people-out-school-countries-affected-war-or-natural-disasters

City to meet with Austin areas projected to have greater flood risk https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/city-to-meet-with-austin-areas-projected-to-have-greater-flood-risk/1465496517

Read Up! New NHC Resource Features Hazards and Disaster Journals https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/150?

Some New Disaster Web Resources https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/some-new-web-resources-180?

Kia Pakari is for educators to empower young people to build resilience in school communities across Aotearoa New Zealand https://www.redcross.org.nz/what-we-do/in-new-zealand/education-programmes/kia-pakari-schools-resilience-programme/

September’s National Preparedness Month is a Reminder to Join Millions in October’s Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/septembers-national-preparedness-month-is-a-reminder-to-join-millions-in-octobers-great-shakeout-earthquake-drills-300717816.html

A continual challenge for preparedness and response leaders is communicating their story – here are hints to do it better https://soundcloud.com/harvard/whats-your-story?in=harvard/sets/leader-readycast

Five things to keep in mind when talking about disasters http://www.i-react.eu/5-things-to-keep-in-mind-when-talking-about-disasters/

Potential Pet Hazards After a Hurricane or Natural Disaster https://www.americanveterinarian.com/news/potential-pet-hazards-after-a-hurricane-or-natural-disaster

International Day for Disaster Reduction 13 October https://www.unisdr.org/disasterreductionday

The importance of personal relationships in risk mitigation: Meeting with business owners in North Canterbury https://resiliencechallenge.nz/economics-programme/the-importance-of-personal-relationships-in-risk-mitigation/

Science in the pub for bushfire researcher http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/science-pub-researcher

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/09/05/americans-are-changing-their-relationship-with-facebook/

 

Disaster Psychology

Disaster relief is about more than healing physical trauma. It’s about emotional recovery too https://mashable.com/article/psychosocial-disaster-relief-natural-disasters-unicef/#ilZTmYmomZqS

How to Support Survivors of Hurricane Florence https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/heal-and-carry/201809/how-support-survivors-hurricane-florence

You’ve Heard of Post-Traumatic Stress, but What about Post-Traumatic Growth? https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/youve-heard-of-post-traumatic-stress-but-what-about-post-traumatic-growth/

The Resilience in Survivors of Katrina Project (“RISK”) Project https://www.riskproject.org/

Evacuation decision-making: How people make choices in disasters https://phys.org/news/2018-09-evacuation-decision-making-people-choices-disasters.html

Contrary to what we’ve been led to believe, people tend not to panic during emergencies, and looting is rarely widespread https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/there-goes-hurricane-florence-here-come-the-disaster-myths/

 

Sociology and Disasters

The Black Communities That Have Fought for Their Right to Exist in the Carolinas https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/09/the-black-communities-that-have-fought-for-their-right-to-exist-in-the-carolinas/570751/?utm_source=twb

Climate gentrification: the rich can afford to move – what about the poor? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/25/climate-gentrification-phoenix-flagstaff-miami-rich-poor?platform=hootsuite

The Response: Disaster collectivism and community resilience https://www.shareable.net/blog/the-response-disaster-collectivism-and-community-resilience

Suggestions that change can be handled through ‘adaptation and resilience’ assume continuity of cultural norms and value judgements, but here we explore what might happen if cultural assumptions are upset by radically discontinuous change http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1742715016680675

Impacts of Structural Social Capital and Cognitive Social Capital on the Psychological Status of Survivors of the Yaan Earthquake https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327311329_Impacts_of_Structural_Social_Capital_and_Cognitive_Social_Capital_on_the_Psychological_Status_of_Survivors_of_the_Yaan_Earthquake

Mapping Where Environmental Justice Is Most Threatened in the Carolinas https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/09/mapping-where-environmental-justice-is-most-threatened-in-the-carolinas/570985/?utm_source=fbia