Today in disaster resilience (14 June 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Battling a wild fire in Southwest China’s Sichuan province https://chinanews.worldtimes.news/hundreds-battling-forest-fire-in-southwest-china/

Month of rain in a day: Parts of Southeast USA deal with flooding, high water rescues https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/09/flooding-high-water-rescues-southeast/1401234001/

Heavy rain prompts flash flood warnings in Charlotte area; three who died identified https://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article231362558.html

China – Thousands Displaced After Floods in Southern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-jiangxi-guangxi-guizhou-june-2019-displaced-after-floods-in-southern-provinces

Tajikistan and Afghanistan – 5 Killed in Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/tajikistan-afghanistan-floods-june-2019

Haiti – Flash Floods Turn Deadly in Ouest Department http://floodlist.com/america/haiti-flash-floods-ouest-department-june-2019

Maldives – Hundreds of Homes Damaged by Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/maldives-floods-may-june-2019

Sulawesi engulfed by floods, thousands evacuated https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/06/10/sulawesi-engulfed-by-floods-thousands-evacuated.html

India to evacuate thousands as cyclone nears west coast http://news.trust.org/item/20190611141019-do0p2/

Europe – Rescues and Travel Disruption After Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/floods-england-italy-germany-greece-poland-june-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Turkey – Major Floods Hit Ankara http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-ankara-june-2019

Yemen – Deadly Floods Hit After Torrential Rain https://watchers.news/2019/06/11/heavy-rain-turns-wadis-into-raging-rivers-cause-deadly-floods-in-southern-and-eastern-yemen/

Brutal hailstorms hit Germany, severe damage reported, several people injured https://watchers.news/2019/06/11/brutal-hailstorms-hit-germany-severe-damage-reported-several-people-injured/

Flash floods wash away bridge over Arin nallah in Bandipora, inundate villages https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmir/flash-floods-wash-away-bridge-over-arin-nallah-in-bandipora-inundate-villages/

Wales flooding: Four rescued after car swept into river https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48600293

England flooding: Flood passengers stranded on rescue train https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-48620405

Two dozen dead as downpours strike southern China https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/two-dozen-dead-as-downpours-strike-southern-china-little-relief-expected-for-rest-of-june/70008529

770 homes swept away by North Darfur flash floods https://reliefweb.int/report/sudan/770-homes-swept-away-north-darfur-flash-floods

Indonesia – Over 35,000 Affected by Floods in Samarinda City, East Kalimantan http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-samarinda-city-east-kalimantan-june-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Jun 2019: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/81523/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Jun-2019-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Agu.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Arctic death spiral speeds up sixfold, driving coastal permafrost collapse https://thinkprogress.org/arctic-death-spiral-coastal-permafrost-collapse-23d650acea99/

85 per cent of NSW coastal users believe the sea level is rising, a staggering 50 per cent do not think it will impact them https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/half-the-people-on-nsw-coast-don-t-think-rising-sea-levels-will-hurt-them-gary-is-not-one-of-them-20190607-p51vjl.html

At least three in five Americans are reporting being personally affected by more extreme weather https://ecoamerica.org/american-climate-perspectives-survey-2019-vol-v/

UK’s net zero emissions plan can help lead the world https://www.ft.com/content/d4fdfb3c-8b6a-11e9-b8cb-26a9caa9d67b

Alberta wildfires are ‘climate change in action,’ scientist says as summer heat looms https://globalnews.ca/news/5370840/alberta-wildfires-climate-change/?utm_medium=Twitter&utm_source=%40globalbc

Concurrent 2018 hot extremes across Northern Hemisphere due to human‐induced climate change https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019EF001189

Australia missing out on huge cuts in emissions through energy efficiency failure https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/12/australia-could-cut-emissions-halfway-to-paris-target-under-global-energy-standards?CMP=share_btn_tw

Understanding and countering misinformation about climate change http://www.climatechangecommunication.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Cook_2019_climate_misinformation-1.pdf

Extreme weather may finally make climate change a ballot-box issue https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/extreme-weather-may-finally-make-climate-change-a-ballot-box-issue/

Extreme heat to hit one third of the African urban population https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65861

Barriers and opportunities for social-ecological adaptation to climate change in coastal British Columbia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964569119300390

Expected impacts of climate change in south and central America in 2050 https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/bz7mlo/expected_impacts_of_climate_change_in_south_and/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app

North Carolina’s New Outlook on Climate Resilience https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/north-carolinas-new-outlook-climate-resilience

Japan adopts long-term emissions strategy under Paris Agreement http://news.trust.org/item/20190611105955-wo2rb/

A new analysis indicates that the frequency and magnitude of extreme precipitation events are expected to increase as Earth continues to warm https://eos.org/research-spotlights/extreme-precipitation-expected-to-increase-with-warming-planet

Reports that say we’re all doomed in the face of the climate crisis ignore a history of survival—and the opportunity to make the future better https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/nea93d/actually-humans-probably-will-survive-the-climate-crisis

British newspaper takes lead in reframing climate change discussion https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/climate-change-journalism-language-guardian-cbc-1.5166678

Nearly a billion people facing high exposure to climate change effects, Global Peace Index finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-12/climate-change-hazards-global-peace-index-report/11198144

Why old-school climate denial has had its day https://theconversation.com/why-old-school-climate-denial-has-had-its-day-117752?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Flood experience changes people’s views on climate change https://www.fastcompany.com/90360538/watching-their-community-get-destroyed-by-a-flood-helps-convince-people-about-climate-change

Sea Level Rise when the Ground is Sinking https://www.ovela59.com/the-blog/sea-level-rise-when-the-ground-is-sinking

Plans for Australia’s largest coal mine to go ahead are fundamentally at odds with Australia’s commitment to tackling climate change https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/carmichael-coal-report/

Wildfires & Global Warming: Portugal & the EU face up to dual dangers (part 1) https://www.france24.com/en/20190611-talking-europe-portugal-wildfires-forests-climate-change-risks-part-one?ref=tw

Arctic sea ice extent just hit a record low for early June; worse yet to come https://www.eco-business.com/news/arctic-sea-ice-extent-just-hit-a-record-low-for-early-june-worse-yet-to-come/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Many People Living In Flood-Prone Areas Can’t Afford Expensive Flood Insurance https://www.npr.org/2019/06/07/730758882/many-people-living-in-flood-prone-areas-cant-afford-expensive-flood-insurance?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

The MyCoast NSW Study explores what the New South Wales community understands about coastal erosion and coastal inundation, as well as the driving forces behind these hazards: sea level rise and severe coastal storms https://www.bees.unsw.edu.au/nsw-my-coast-study

What does it take to be resilient? Louisville has a plan for that https://louisvilleky.gov/government/resilience-and-community-services/louisville-resilience-strategy-release

Wildfires, heat waves foreshadow what could be a perilous summer across the globe https://thinkprogress.org/wildfires-heat-waves-california-washington-alberta-india-arctic-circle-1100d01ebef0/

Inclusive resilience: Are we building resilience for all? https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/inclusive-resilience-are-we-building-resilience-all

Quantification of inter-regional differences in risk mitigation from prescribed burning across multiple management values http://www.publish.csiro.au/wf/WF18135

These scientists are setting a forest on fire — and studying it with drones https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01604-w

Twenty-three Unsolved Problems in Hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2019.1620507

Three new landslide videos https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/06/11/landslide-videos/

With ‘lessons learned’ from 2013 flood, Boulder County officials eyeing preparations for next disaster https://www.dailycamera.com/2019/06/10/with-lessons-learned-from-2013-flood-boulder-county-officials-eyeing-preparations-for-next-disaster/

Protection from floods getting pricier https://www.kitv.com/story/40623257/protection-from-floods-getting-pricier#.XQEIKC5cAqw.twitter

UK inland flooding would, on average, cost almost 3 times more on an annual basis without structural mitigation https://www.abi.org.uk/news/news-articles/2019/06/inland-flood-defences-save-the-uk-1.1-billion-a-year/

Roughly 40% of Americans agree flood insurance is a “good idea,” but only 17% of respondents said they have it https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2019/06/11/customers-love-flood-insurance-survey-says-so-why-arent-they-buying-it/?cmp=share_twitter&slreturn=20190512181719

Map to see if your state’s real estate disclosure laws mean “buyer beware” when it comes to flooding https://www.nrdc.org/flood-disclosure-map

East Ascension drainage board proposes building moratorium https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_c26e4528-8bea-11e9-b04c-335c7466d472.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

The 2017 Nayong rock avalanche: an analysis using drone and seismic data https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/06/12/nayong-rock-avalanche/

Improved model will boost weather forecasts across the U.S. https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-upgrades-us-global-weather-forecast-model

Queensland firefighters worry about bushfire season as time runs out for hazard reduction https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-11/firefighters-are-worried-about-this-years-bushfire-season/11195602

The Rise, Fall, and Possible Rebirth of 100 Resilient Cities https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/06/climate-change-resilience-cities-rockefeller-foundation/589861/

Learning from disasters http://www.learningfromdisasters.org/

Laos to give data to prevent Isan floods https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1693396/laos-to-give-data-to-prevent-isan-floods

Millennials More Likely to Buy Flood Insurance Than Baby Boomers https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2019/06/04/528323.htm

Australian small businesses still ignoring flood risk https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/au/news/breaking-news/australian-smes-still-ignoring-flood-risk-169328.aspx

Hurricane resilience test https://www.kezi.com/content/news/OSU-tests-hurricane-resilience-510643111.html

FEMA Flood Data: 2.4 Million Damage Claims and Counting https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anna-weber/fema-flood-data-24-million-damage-claims-and-counting

Britain is in the middle of a drought – so how come there’s flooding? https://theconversation.com/britain-is-in-the-middle-of-a-drought-so-how-come-theres-flooding-118710

Costly floods shine a spotlight on Canada’s flood management https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/costly-floods-shine-a-spotlight-on-flood-management-in-canada/

 

Emergency Management

Safe Spaces: Creating a Culture to Support Infant Feeding in Shelters https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/safe-spaces-creating-a-culture-to-support-infant-feeding-in-shelters

Flood survivors left in despair two months after devastating Iran floods https://irannewswire.org/two-months-after-devastating-flood-victims-left-in-despair/

How Qantas and other airlines decide whether to fly near volcanoes https://theconversation.com/how-qantas-and-other-airlines-decide-whether-to-fly-near-volcanoes-117899?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

No End in Sight to Record Midwest Flood https://www.enr.com/articles/47014-no-end-in-sight-to-record-midwest-flood#.XP-87KR69GQ.twitter

911 calls from Hurricane Michael paint horrifying picture of what it’s like to not evacuate https://www.tampabay.com/florida/2019/05/30/911-calls-from-hurricane-michael-paint-horrifying-picture-of-what-its-like-to-not-evacuate/

Emergency Operations & Continuity of Operations Plans: Virginia Beach Tragedy Serves as Reminder Both are Needed https://www.boldplanning.com/2019/06/11/emergency-operations-continuity-of-operations-plans-virginia-beach-tragedy-serves-as-reminder-both-are-needed/

Mysterious flooding leads to discovery of 5,000-year-old underground city in Turkey’s Cappadocia https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2019/06/08/mysterious-flooding-leads-to-discovery-of-5000-year-old-underground-city-in-turkeys-cappadocia

FEMA admits it’s ‘short a few thousand employees’ as hurricane season begins https://thinkprogress.org/fema-short-staffed-hurricane-season-2019-74093f98acb4/

How the Rugby World Cup has brought hope to a Japanese city devastated by earthquake and tsunami https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/06/12/sport/kamaishi-rugby-world-cup-japan-2019-spt-intl/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

First Nation evacuees begin to receive compensation 8 years after flood disaster https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/flood-compensation-claims-deficient-1.5172082

Farmers in Hiroshima Prefecture struggle to recover after 2018 flooding wrecked rice paddies https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/06/12/national/farmers-hiroshima-prefecture-struggle-recover-2018-flooding-wrecked-rice-paddies/#.XQLWbtIzbIU

Four years after the Tbilisi flood https://jam-news.net/a-year-after-the-flood/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Podcast Season 1 – Episode 2 – Are disasters ever natural? https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-au4w8-b3fa2f?utm_campaign=u_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=u_share

New online tool helps communities prepare for coastal flooding https://phys.org/news/2019-06-online-tool-coastal.html

Google’s natural disaster alerts will soon come with more visual detail https://mashable.com/article/google-sos-alerts-visual/

FEMA Girl Scout Day Aims to Prepare Youngsters for Disaster https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/FEMA-Girl-Scout-Day-Aims-to-Prepare-Youngsters-for-Disaster-.html

3D Printing: A Remedy to Common Misconceptions about Earthquakes https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/571538/3d-printing-a-remedy-to-common-misconceptions?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction and Comprehensive School Safety Bibliography https://www.zotero.org/groups/1857446/ccrr__css

As historic flooding continues to affect regions across the US, farmers are taking to Twitter to document the challenges they face https://www.businessinsider.com.au/midwest-flooding-farmers-use-noplant19-to-record-climate-change-2019-6?r=US&IR=T

The commission that manages water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River is calling an emergency meeting to review its current management plan https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/38874/20190613/st-lawrence-river-residents-debate-over-flooding-ijc-calls-emergency-meeting

 

Disaster psychology

Children and Disasters Special Collection https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/introduction-children-count-in-disasters

The challenges of longitudinal surveys in the flood risk domain https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13669877.2019.1617339

Association between long-term stressors and mental health distress following the 2013 Moore tornado: a pilot study https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333705505_Association_between_long-term_stressors_and_mental_health_distress_following_the_2013_Moore_tornado_a_pilot_study

A psychologist explains: Trauma and loss after fire https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/kelowna-psychologist-explains-trauma-loss-after-fire-1.5172989

 

Sociology and Disasters

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Geographic and Social Predictors of Flood Risk Awareness https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/risa.13357

The Storm is Over, But in Southern Africa, Cyclone Idai Continues to Rage for Women and Girls http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/06/the-storm-is-over-but-in-southern-africa-cyclone-idai-continues-to-rage-for-women-and-girls/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-storm-is-over-but-in-southern-africa-cyclone-idai-continues-to-rage-for-women-and-girls

 

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Today in disaster resilience (7 June 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Thousands in northwest Alberta put on evacuation alert as wildfires grow https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/thousands-evacuation-alert-mackenzie-county-1.5159141?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

Mexico – Flash Flooding in San Luis Potosí After Torrential Rain http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-flash-flooding-in-san-luis-potosi-after-torrential-rain?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nicaragua – Floods Leave 2 Dead, Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/america/nicaruagua-floods-may-2019

In central US, levee breaches flood some communities https://news.yahoo.com/north-little-rock-urges-evacuations-over-flooding-fears-144512274.html

Lake Ontario hits highest water level ever recorded https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/06/01/lake-ontario-flooding-2019-water-level-hits-record-high/1300203001/

Colombia – Thousands Affected by Floods and Landslides in North West http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-antioquia-cordoba-may-june-2019

Quakes in Albania damage 100 homes, four injured https://www.reuters.com/article/us-albania-quake/quakes-in-albania-damage-100-homes-four-injured-idUSKCN1T22ZS

Ghana – Floods in Accra and Western Region http://floodlist.com/africa/floods-accra-western-region-may-june-2019

Serbia and Bosnia – Floods Prompt Emergency Declarations http://floodlist.com/europe/bosnia-serbia-flood-june-2019

Mississippi River flooding approaches records set in 1993 https://apnews.com/0c341b09d6454fddb5978de72e5d8189

Libya – 2 Dead, Thousands Homeless After Devastating Floods Hit South West http://floodlist.com/africa/libya-floods-ghat-june-2019

Strong tornado hits Bochold, Germany, causing significant damage https://watchers.news/2019/06/05/strong-tornado-hits-bochold-germany-causing-significant-damage/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Strong eruptions at Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) a.s.l. https://watchers.news/2019/06/04/popocatepetl-volcano-eruption-june-3-2019/

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Jun 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/81216/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Jun-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sabancaya.html

Severe floods hit Romania, weather warnings in place until Friday https://www.romania-insider.com/floods-romania-early-june-2019

Uganda – 5 Dead, Dozens Missing After Landslides in Eastern Region https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/dead-dozens-missing-landslides-uganda-190605115548553.html

Ghat region in Libya declared a disaster zone http://www.radionigeria.gov.ng/2019/06/06/ghat-region-in-libya-declared-a-disaster-zone/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Is Climate Change Fueling Tornadoes? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30052019/tornado-climate-change-connection-science-research-data

Learning from the history of disaster vulnerability and resilience research and practice for climate change https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2294-0

Japan to review flood plans as panel warns of more torrential rain from global warming https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190601/p2a/00m/0na/027000c

Climate crisis: CO2 levels rise to highest point since evolution of humans https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-carbon-dioxide-levels-high-history-warming-global-temperatures-a8911331.html

6 Ways the Melting Arctic Threatens the Planet https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/how-melting-arctic-affects-world/

Australia’s third-warmest autumn on record http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/season/aus/summary.shtml?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=org&utm_campaign=sm-006-0161&utm_content=Br

The climate crisis is our third world war. It needs a bold response https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/04/climate-change-world-war-iii-green-new-deal?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Latest data shows steep rises in CO2 for seventh year https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/04/latest-data-shows-steep-rises-in-co2-for-seventh-year?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Met Office: ‘There is medium confidence in a human contribution to global scale changes in precipitation patterns over land since 1950’ https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/climate/understanding-climate/global-extreme-events_heavy-rainfall

Thousands could perish annually in US if global heating not curbed, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/05/thousands-could-perish-annually-us-global-heating-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Increasing mitigation ambition to meet the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal avoids substantial heat-related mortality in U.S. cities https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/6/eaau4373

Fixing a snag in carbon emissions estimates from wildfires https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.14716

Good natured comedy to enrich climate communication http://ciresblogs.colorado.edu/prometheus/2019/06/05/good-natured-comedy-to-enrich-climate-communication/

Why there’s more greenhouse gas in the atmosphere than you may have realised https://theconversation.com/why-theres-more-greenhouse-gas-in-the-atmosphere-than-you-may-have-realised-118336?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

‘It is horrid’: India roasts under heat wave with temperatures above 120 degrees https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/its-horrid-india-roasts-under-heat-wave-with-temperatures-above-120-degrees/2019/06/05/bd713dea-877c-11e9-b1a8-716c9f3332ce_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.fa37e8358421

Today’s lesson: a safe planet is a human right https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/today-s-lesson-a-safe-planet-is-a-human-right-20190606-p51v4q.html

Japan’s deadly 2018 heatwave ‘could not have happened without climate change’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/japans-deadly-2018-heatwave-could-not-have-happened-without-climate-change

How is climate change affecting New Jersey? https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/how-is-climate-change-affecting-new-jersey/

Social interactions impact climate change predictions, U of G study reveals https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uog-sii060619.php

 

Disaster risk reduction

A look at 10 of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history shows that power lines, fireworks and other elements of human civilization are often to blame https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/How-California-s-biggest-wildfires-ignited-13907244.php

On the front lines of rising seas and extreme weather, the hospitality and tourism industry recalculates real estate and insurance risks https://www.curbed.com/2019/5/28/18642701/hotel-resort-real-estate-insurance-climate-change

The Long Road to Adoption: How Long Does it Take to Adopt Updated County‐Level Flood Insurance Rate Maps? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333572072_The_Long_Road_to_Adoption_How_Long_Does_it_Take_to_Adopt_Updated_County-Level_Flood_Insurance_Rate_Maps

Cyclone Idai: Building climate and disaster resilience in Mozambique and beyond https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/cyclone-idai-building-climate-and-disaster-resilience-mozambique-and-beyond

Government, academic leaders sign ‘Flood Resilient Toronto Charter’ to reduce threat of urban flooding https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2019/06/03/government-academic-leaders-sign-flood-resilient-toronto-charter-to-reduce-threat-of-extreme-rainfall.html

Automatic detection of avalanches combining array classification and localization https://www.earth-surf-dynam.net/7/491/2019/

Major Melbourne dam needs repair to lower risk of catastrophic flood https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/major-melbourne-dam-needs-repair-to-lower-risk-of-catastrophic-flood-20190603-p51u14.html?btis

Two earthquakes in Victoria seven years ago tell us a lot about how fault lines can ‘talk to each other’ to generate further seismic shocks https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/earthquakes-that-talk-to-each-other

Standing stronger together: Reflections on building resilience for small island states http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/standing-stronger-together-reflections-building-resilience-small-island-states?CID=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT

India: New evidence shows pioneering heat action plan helps millions avoid killer heat https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65802

Since August 2016, Ascension has struggled to find consensus on growth restrictions to avoid floods https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_48af5890-87cf-11e9-b9a5-8ffdbdb93d8c.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Social factors affecting water supply resilience to disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333169337_Social_factors_affecting_water_supply_resilience_to_disasters

How a town destroyed by fire is trying to make itself fireproof https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613634/paradise-california-wildfire-climate-change-rebuilding/

The Relative Importance of Different Flood‐Generating Mechanisms Across Europe https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019WR024841

Texas Lawmakers Gave More Flood Risk Disclosure Protection To Home Buyers, But Not Renters https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2019/05/31/335237/texas-lawmakers-gave-more-flood-risk-disclosure-protection-to-home-buyers-but-not-renters/

Words into Action: Developing National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies https://www.preventionweb.net/files/65095_wianationaldrrstrategies10052019.pdf

Reinsurers continue to show their confidence in New Zealand and EQC https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/reinsurers-continue-to-show-their-confidence-in-new-zealand-and-eqc

Consultation open – Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fcrm/national-strategy-public/

Eruption in El Salvador Was One of the Holocene’s Largest https://eos.org/articles/eruption-in-el-salvador-was-one-of-the-holocenes-largest?

City of Toronto releases Resilience Strategy https://www.canadianconsultingengineer.com/environmental/city-of-toronto-releases-resilience-strategy/1003409271/

Cork flood defence: Campaign against ‘experiment that is likely to fail’ continues https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/cork-flood-defence-campaign-against-experiment-that-is-likely-to-fail-continues-929022.html

Flooding on Coral Reef-lined Coasts: Current State of Knowledge and Future https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/10538/flooding-on-coral-reef-lined-coasts-current-state-of-knowledge-and-future-challenges

“The lessons learned from the floods following Hurricane Harvey highlight the major shortcomings of current flood resilience plans”: ways to improve identified https://www.weathernationtv.com/news/hurricane-harvey-provides-lessons-learned-for-flood-resiliency-plans/

Green light for next stage of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme https://news.leeds.gov.uk/green-light-for-next-stage-of-leeds-flood-alleviation-scheme/

 

Emergency Management

To restore Internet access after a massive earthquake, the Peruvian government turned to balloons https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/31/restore-internet-access-after-massive-earthquake-peruvian-government-turned-balloons/

Florida Panhandle Still Feeling Effects Of Michael As New Hurricane Season Begins https://www.npr.org/2019/05/30/728386997/florida-panhandle-still-feeling-effects-of-michael-as-new-hurricane-season-begin

Implications of the California Wildfires for Health, Communities, and Preparedness https://mailchi.mp/nas/register-now-june-4-5-workshop-onimplications-of-the-california-wildfires-for-health-communities-and-preparedness

Cyclones Idai and Kenneth: International partners pledge support for reconstruction and resilience building for Mozambique https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2019/Cyclones_Idai_Kenneth_Internation_partners_pledge_support_reconstruction_resilience_building_Mozambique.html

The Ongoing Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018–2019 https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsr1904253?query=TOC

Hurricane season is here, but thousands are still reeling from the past two years https://thinkprogress.org/hurricane-recovery-disaster-aid-puerto-rico-texas-florida-north-carolina-racism-farmers/

People with Disabilities Often Face ‘Institutionalization’ During Disasters https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/People-with-Disabilities-Often-Face-Institutionalization-During-Disasters.html

‘So much land under so much water’: extreme flooding is drowning parts of the midwest https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/03/so-much-land-under-so-much-water-extreme-flooding-is-drowning-parts-of-the-midwest?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Characteristics of Effective Emergency Managers https://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/managing-crisis/characteristics-of-effective-emergency-managers-part-1.html?AMP&__twitter_impression=true

Intergovernmental relationships after disaster: state and local government learning during flood recovery in Colorado https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333570348_Intergovernmental_relationships_after_disaster_state_and_local_government_learning_during_flood_recovery_in_Colorado

In the Age of Fast-Moving Fires, What’s the Best Way to Get People Out? https://www.kqed.org/science/1942547/in-the-age-of-the-crazy-fast-fire-a-good-evacuation-plan-may-not-be-enough

Conquering Mount Everest: High hopes and broken dreams https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/unpacking-the-tragedy-on-mount-everest/11162770

Donors pledge $1.2 bln to rebuild Mozambique after cyclones- UN http://news.trust.org/item/20190602095438-9ilzx/

Search for dead continues a year after Guatemala volcano eruption https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/search-dead-continues-year-guatemala-volcano-eruption-190603151800753.html

Tornadoes Destroy More Than 600 Homes in One Ohio County https://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Montgomery-County-Ohio-Tornadoes-Left-More-Than-600-Homes-Unlivable.html

How lessons learned from 2017 flood helped spare Pierrefonds-Roxboro https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/how-lessons-learned-from-2017-flood-helped-spare-pierrefonds-roxboro

What Long-Awaited Disaster Funding Does—And Does Not—Include https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-long-awaited-disaster-funding-does-and-does-not-include/?redirect=1

How reliable are severe weather emergency alerts? https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/brokers/do-emergency-alerts-help-if-there-is-a-tornado-1004164097/

Grand Forks residents still struggling with recovery a year after flooding https://globalnews.ca/news/5344762/grand-forks-residents-still-struggling-with-recovery-a-year-after-flooding/

Women And Children Face Uncertain Future Two Months After The Floods in Iran https://women.ncr-iran.org/2019/05/27/women-and-children-face-uncertain-future-two-months-after-the-floods/

Forcibly evacuated and destroyed: a small Oklahoma town almost washed from the map in historic floods https://www.foxnews.com/us/forcibly-evacuated-and-destroyed-a-small-oklahoma-town-almost-washed-from-the-map-in-historic-floods

FEMA to Release a Flood of Insurance Data https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anna-weber/fema-release-flood-insurance-data

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Human Planet: How we caused the Anthropocene https://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture/events/2019/jun/human-planet-how-we-caused-anthropocene

Former FEMA director: Everyone needs flood insurance https://www.themonitor.com/2019/06/02/former-fema-director-everyone-needs-flood-insurance/

Podcast: Introducing Disasters Deconstructed https://disastersdecon.podbean.com/e/season-1-episode-1-introducing-disasters-deconstructed/

Hurricane 2019: Get your documents and your data ready for a storm https://www.tampabay.com/hurricane/2019/06/03/hurricane-2019-get-your-documents-and-your-data-ready-for-a-storm/

Six ‘learning zones’ are being created for children to explore flooding in Cumbria https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/news/articles/articles/flood-resilience-lessons-for-400-schoolchildren-from-across-the-lune-valley.php

How does the law stand with regard to flooding in England & Wales? http://www.lawplainandsimple.com/legal-guides/article/how-does-the-law-stand-with-regard-to-flooding-in-england-and-wales

Google is improving SOS alerts by adding visual information about natural disasters and a new navigation warning system on Google Maps https://blog.google/products/maps/updates-maps-and-search-help-during-times-crisis/

 

Disaster psychology

Hurricane Katrina survivor is flooded out of new home in Arkansas: ‘I don’t think I can take too much more’ https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/hurricane-katrina-survivor-is-flooded-out-of-new-home-in-arkansas-214200836.html?.tsrc=fauxdal

Facilitating Collective Psychosocial Resilience in the Public in Emergencies: Twelve Recommendations Based on the Social Identity Approach https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00141/full

Inner strengths including grit, gratitude, compassion, and courage, can fortify resilience to help overcome life’s inevitable adversities https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/article/resilient-how-grow-unshakable-core-calm-strength-and-happiness

“Drought Destroyed Our Lives”: One Woman’s Experience of Environmental Migration https://medium.com/@UNmigration/drought-destroyed-our-lives-one-womans-experience-of-environmental-migration-dd658812c6a

 

Sociology and Disasters

Robust social networks and high levels of trust help people survive, and then bounce back after a crisis https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/social-ties-matter-most-in-a-disaster/570145/

How do households respond to coastal hazards? A framework for accommodating strategies using the example of Semarang Bay, Indonesia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333040852_How_do_households_respond_to_coastal_hazards_A_framework_for_accommodating_strategies_using_the_example_of_Semarang_Bay_Indonesia

Gender Transformative Early Warning Systems: Experiences from Nepal and Peru https://www.floodresilience.net/resources/item/gender-transformative-early-warning-systems-experiences-from-nepal-and-peru

One of the poorest and most diverse counties with the fewest resources ended up paying the price for flooding inaction in the US – read their stories https://theintercept.com/2019/06/02/lumberton-north-carolina-hurricane-matthew-florence-flooding-csx/

The role of household social capital in post-disaster recovery: An empirical study in Japan https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420919300342?via%3Dihub

Making ‘inclusiveness’ truly inclusive https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/making–inclusiveness–truly-inclusive.html

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (31 May 2019)

disaster

Please below find links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Flooding leads to Oklahoma and Arkansas evacuations https://www.foxnews.com/us/flooding-leads-to-oklahoma-and-arkansas-evacuations

Death toll from storms lashing central U.S. rises to seven https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather/violent-weather-kills-three-in-missouri-floods-rivers-in-oklahoma-idUSKCN1ST115

After wildfires ravage Israeli homes, American Jews send emergency aid https://israelseen.com/2019/05/26/after-wildfires-ravage-israeli-homes-american-jews-send-emergency-aid/

Afghanistan – More Flash Floods Leave 24 Dead, Houses Destroyed http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-flash-floods-may-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Oman – Deadly Flash Floods Hit North http://floodlist.com/asia/oman-deadly-flash-floods-ash-sharqiyah-north-may-2019

Iran – 1 Dead, 3 Missing After Floods Hit South Khorasan Province http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-south-khorasan-province-may-2019

Guinea – 5 Killed by Floods in Conakry http://floodlist.com/africa/guinea-conakry-may-2019

Strong quake in Peru kills one person, disrupts some oil operations https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-quake/strong-quake-in-peru-kills-one-person-disrupts-some-oil-operations-idUSKCN1SW06U?

Alberta Wildfire Week Two: Chuckegg Creek wildfire expands to 127,000 hectares https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/alberta-wildfire-week-two-evacuation-alert-issued-for-trout-lake

India – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Tripura http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-tripura-may-2019

Saudi Arabia – Dozens Rescued, 1 Missing After Flash Floods in South West http://floodlist.com/asia/saudi-arabia-jazan-najran-may-2019

Flood sweeps lady into Lagos canal, found dead 11 days later https://www.herald.ng/tragedy-flood-sweeps-lady-into-lagos-canal-found-dead-11-days-later/

Rescuers search for survivors after Oklahoma tornado kills at least two http://news.trust.org/item/20190526165724-1433o/

China – Deadly Floods in Guangxi After Torrential Rain http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-guangxi-may-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extensive damage after multiple powerful tornadoes hit Dayton area, Ohio https://watchers.news/2019/05/28/extensive-damage-after-2-tornadoes-rips-through-dayton-ohio/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Floods in Paraguay displace 70 000 households, Paraguay River close to disaster level https://watchers.news/2019/05/28/floods-in-paraguay-displace-70-000-households-paraguay-river-close-to-disaster-level/

Heavy rain, floods and landslides affect 200 000 people, leave 7 dead and 2 missing in southern China https://watchers.news/2019/05/29/heavy-rain-floods-and-landslides-affect-200-000-people-leave-7-dead-and-2-missing-in-southern-china/

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 May 2019: Etna volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/80918/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-May-2019-Etna-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-R.html

Arkansas fears historic flooding as a slow-motion disaster unfolds https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/30/us/arkansas-flooding-wxc/index.html

Eight dead, hundreds displaced as flash floods hit Kampala https://reliefweb.int/report/uganda/eight-dead-hundreds-displaced-flash-floods-hit-kampala

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Torres Strait Islanders ask UN to hold Australia to account on climate ‘human rights abuses’ https://theconversation.com/torres-strait-islanders-ask-un-to-hold-australia-to-account-on-climate-human-rights-abuses-117262

Not the norm: TFS State Conference puts climate change front and centre after repeated devastating fire seasons https://www.examiner.com.au/story/6181623/not-the-norm-tfs-bracing-for-worsening-fire-reality/?cs=95

Australia isn’t doing its part for the global climate. Sooner or later we’ll have to pay our share https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/27/australia-isnt-doing-its-part-for-the-global-climate-sooner-or-later-well-have-to-pay-our-share?CMP=share_btn_tw

Tracking global climate change adaptation among governments https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0490-0

Iceland Thaws: The Glaciers Are Melting – What Does It Mean For Iceland? https://grapevine.is/mag/feature/2019/01/31/on-thin-ice-the-glaciers-are-melting-what-does-it-mean-for-iceland/

Earth’s methane emissions are rising and we don’t know why https://www.newscientist.com/article/2204466-earths-methane-emissions-are-rising-and-we-dont-know-why/

Two die and nearly 600 taken to hospitals as heat wave roasts much of Japan https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/05/26/national/hokkaido-city-temperature-hits-may-record-heat-wave-envelops-japan/#.XO20dtIzbIV

Australia to achieve 50% renewables by 2030 without government intervention, analysis finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/may/29/australia-to-achieve-50-renewables-by-2030-without-government-intervention-analysis-finds?CMP=share_btn_tw

The summer of 2018 saw wildfires, power outages, and buckling roads and railways. Scientists put the blame on climate change https://nexusmedianews.com/how-humans-fueled-last-summers-extreme-heat-2ccd9d08bcc7

New report to the UN shows again that Australia faces a huge task in meeting its obligations under the Paris agreement https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/may/29/australias-greenhouse-gas-emissions-increased-for-fourth-year-in-a-row-in-2018?CMP=share_btn_tw

Britain goes record 10 days without coal power – and counting https://reneweconomy.com.au/britain-goes-record-10-days-without-coal-power-and-counting-77743/

Rising seas threaten Australia’s major airports https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65702?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes https://phys.org/news/2019-05-arctic-weather-extremes-latitudes.html

Climate change a factor in US Mid-West flooding https://www.wired.com/story/for-the-midwest-epic-flooding-is-the-face-of-climate-change/

Are waterfront hotels ready for climate change? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65721

Key assessments from the IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5 °C and the implications for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65632

Living with climate change: Throw a block party https://sacblog.newsreview.com/2019/05/30/living-with-climate-change-throw-a-block-party/

Floods, tornadoes, snow in May: Extreme weather driven by climate change across US https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/05/29/severe-weather-across-us-driven-climate-change-trump-administration-new-jersey-kansas-dallas-fort/1271937001/

Australia just had its record warmest start to a year. Will winter turn it around? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-30/winter-outlook-australia-warmest-start-to-year-on-record/11159656

Melting glaciers threaten Asia’s drought buffer, scientists warn http://news.trust.org/item/20190529165425-5hvu3

 

Disaster risk reduction

After two catastrophic floods, tiny Ellicott City faces a critical decision: Rebuild, or retreat? https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/05/ellicott-city-flood-control-historic-downtown-memorial-day/589054/

Deadly extreme weather is the new normal https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/445230-deadly-extreme-weather-is-the-new-normal?amp&__twitter_impression=true

Louisiana has a new plan to prevent flood disasters https://grist.org/article/louisiana-has-a-new-plan-to-prevent-flood-disasters/

Researchers are using artificial intelligence to help predict the next wildfire https://www.cbc.ca/radio/checkup/researchers-are-using-artificial-intelligence-to-help-predict-the-next-wildfire-1.5150103?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

A critical factor in exposure to hazards – World Population Growth (latest data) including density and distribution https://ourworldindata.org/world-population-growth

Researchers document the value of pre-fire mitigation on structure losses during 2017 Thomas Fire https://wildfiretoday.com/2019/05/21/researchers-document-the-effect-of-pre-fire-mitigation-on-structure-losses-during-2017-thomas-fire/

Post-fire evaluation finding: ‘Community partnerships between agencies and citizens are critical for identifying and implementing place-based solutions to reducing wildfire vulnerability’ https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/1/9/htm

Flood buyout costs rise as storms intensify, seas surge http://www.startribune.com/cost-of-buying-out-flood-prone-homes-5b-and-rising/510466822/

The Physics of Mississippi Flood Control https://www.wired.com/story/the-physics-of-mississippi-flood-control/

Investigating the effects of Indigenous-style burning on herbivores https://firecentre.org.au/investigating-the-effects-of-indigenous-style-burning-on-herbivores/

Artificial intelligence for disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/ai4drr

Rainfall guidelines reinvented for 21st-century runoff challenges https://www.createdigital.org.au/rainfall-guidelines-reinvented-21st-century-runoff/?utmsource=ExactTarget

Vulnerable to verdant: turning flood risk into farm resource https://reliefweb.int/report/ethiopia/vulnerable-verdant-turning-flood-risk-farm-resource

Scientists to value benefits of eco-friendly flood schemes https://www.stir.ac.uk/news/2019/05/scientists-to-value-benefits-of-eco-friendly-flood-schemes-/

Will Indian cities again drown this monsoon? https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/urbanisation/will-indian-cities-again-drown-this-monsoon–64755

The radical approach these communities have taken to flood mitigation https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/the-radical-approach-these-communities-have-taken-to-flood-mitigation

$76 million pledged for coastal flooding mitigation in Surrey and Delta https://www.peacearchnews.com/news/76-million-pledged-for-coastal-flooding-mitigation-in-south-surrey-and-delta/

Indonesia and UN to work closely on disaster prevention following 2018 disaster death toll https://www.unisdr.org/archive/65729

We’re Not Doing Enough Prescribed Fire in the Western United States to Mitigate Wildfire Risk https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/2/30

Tribal Mitigation Planning Handbook https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/179207

Silver Jackets teams facilitate collaborative solutions to state flood risk priorities http://silverjackets.nfrmp.us/

Let’s seize the opportunity for resilience in storm-hit Mozambique http://news.trust.org/item/20190529142136-qem9x/

London’s In Danger Of Flooding. What Can Be Done To Stop It? https://londonist.com/london/features/london-flooding-danger

World Bank loan to reduce vulnerability of China’s southern Shaanxi region to floods https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65726

Australia’s regions are at risk of economic ruin following natural disasters https://www.sgsep.com.au/application/files/2115/5779/1864/190417-Economic-benefits-of-Suncorp-Insurance-2019-REPORT-FINAL.pdf

Overcoming barriers to knowledge integration for urban resilience: A knowledge systems analysis of two-flood prone communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901118309559?dgcid=author

Government of Canada and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) will launch the Canada-Caribbean Resilience Facility (CRF) https://www.gfdrr.org/en/canada-caribbean-resilience-facility

Risk-Informed Development – From Crisis to Resilience https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/risk-informed-development.html

 

Emergency Management

Local emergency management special issue https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/flgs20/45/3?nav=tocList

Rethinking Disaster Recovery After A California Town Is Leveled By Wildfire https://www.npr.org/2019/05/28/724404528/rethinking-disaster-recovery-after-a-california-town-is-leveled-by-wildfire?

Hurricane Season 2019: NASA Ready to Help https://blogs.nasa.gov/disaster-response/2019/05/28/hurricane-season-2019/

Learnings from CAPSTONE-14 Earthquake Exercise https://www.nisconsortium.org/partner-highlights/capstone-14/

Gender and Wildfire: Landscapes of Uncertainty https://www.amazon.com.au/Gender-Wildfire-Uncertainty-Christine-Eriksen/dp/1138546321

Meteorology for Disaster Managers Masterclass https://www.aidr.org.au/events/20324?locationId=20325

Guidelines for assessing the human impact of disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65624

On the arsonist’s trail: inside Australia’s worst bushfire catastrophe https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/24/arson-black-saturday-australia-worst-bushfire-chloe-hooper

No end seen to struggle as Mississippi flood enters month 4 https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/29/end-seen-struggle-mississippi-flood-enters-month/39524091/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

9 Tips to Prepare Your Android Phone for Emergencies https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/prepare-android-emergencies/

Using community education interventions to build resilience and avert crises: how accidental dwelling fires decreased in Essex County, UK https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03003930.2019.1573729

Training Courses for the Disaster Information Specialist Program https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/training

Fewer Than Half of British Columbians Have an Emergency Kit https://researchco.ca/2019/05/22/big-shake-to-the-land-thats-falling-down/

Regional Guide for Schools to Prepare for Tsunamis http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/library/climate-and-disaster-resilience/regional-guide-for-schools-to-prepare-for-tsunamis.html

Flood Readiness Guide https://www.calgary.ca/_layouts/cocis/DirectDownload.aspx?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.calgary.ca%2fUEP%2fWater%2fDocuments%2fWater-Documents%2fFlood-Info-Documents%2fFlood_Preparedness_Booklet_2016.pdf&noredirect=1&sf=1

Changing Methods of Science Communication http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/citizen-science-salon/#.XO24RdIzbIU

New signs raise awareness of future flood risks https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20190521/new-signs-raise-awareness-of-future-flood-risks

Online tools can help people in disasters, but do they represent everyone? https://theconversation.com/online-tools-can-help-people-in-disasters-but-do-they-represent-everyone-116810?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Hurricane speak: Leaders seek to save lives by shifting tropical storm language https://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-ne-changing-hurricane-language-to-save-lives-20190528-hjy6bg3fojhy5mp2voohhqhgt4-story.html

‘Like looking at a god’: Chasing the storms roiling Tornado Alley https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/like-looking-at-a-god-chasing-the-storms-roiling-tornado-alley-20190529-p51saj.html

Benefits and challenges of serious gaming – the case of “The Maladaptation Game” https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65630

Mapping participation: A systematic analysis of diverse public participation in the UK energy system https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2514848619845595

Hundreds kick off “California For All” Emergency Preparedness Campaign https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/hundreds-kick-off-california-for-all-emergency-preparedness-campaign

 

Disaster psychology

Psychology conference to focus on rising ‘climate anxiety’ https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/psychology-conference-to-focus-on-rising-climate-anxiety/11148068

Most B.C. residents are unprepared for major earthquake or disaster https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2019/05/22/bc-residents-unprepared-earthquake-disaster/

Tasmanian forest fires leave people feeling threatened https://firecentre.org.au/tasmanian-forest-fires-leave-people-feeling-threatened/

The psychology of decision-making under uncertainty: A literature review https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65490

 

Sociology and Disasters

Disasters: A Sociological Approach https://www.wiley.com/en-aw/Disasters%3A+A+Sociological+Approach-p-9780745671017

Indirect contact in social networks: Challenging common interpretations of the extended contact hypothesis https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1368430219846337

Assessing social vulnerability to flood hazards in the Dutch province of Zeeland https://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13753-019-0222-0

What helps and hinders individual and community resilience in disasters? https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65615

Today in disaster resilience (24 May 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Over 45 tornadoes touch down across four US states https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/severe-storms-widespread-damage-central-190519075702401.html

Flooding in Mali kills at least 15 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/flooding-mali-kills-15-190518090801034.html

Extreme hailstorm stops traffic in Shifa, Saudi Arabia while intense flooding inundates other parts of the country and Oman http://strangesounds.org/2019/05/hailstorm-saudi-arabia-video-flooding-oman-video.html

Growing wildfire prompts warning for Alberta town to prepare for evacuation https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/growing-wildfire-prompts-warning-for-alberta-town-to-prepare-for-evacuation-1.4429928

Floods leave 600 000 ha (1.5 million acres) of crops damaged or destroyed, Argentina https://watchers.news/2019/05/19/floods-crop-loss-argentina/

At least 16 killed as severe floods hit Paraguay https://watchers.news/2019/05/20/at-least-16-killed-as-severe-floods-hit-paraguay/

Deadly storms wreak havoc across Germany https://www.thelocal.de/20190521/deadly-storm-causes-chaos-across-germany

Much-needed rain brings flooding to parts of Cape Town https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-05-21-much-needed-rain-brings-flooding-to-parts-of-cape-town/

Flood rescues are underway in Oklahoma as millions in US face severe storms https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/21/us/severe-weather-tuesday-wxc/index.html

Mississippi River above flood stage for 137 days https://watchers.news/2019/05/22/mississippi-river-above-flood-stage-for-137-days/

Cerro Blanco eruption among the largest in last 11 700 years, comparable to massive Santorini eruption https://watchers.news/2019/05/21/cerro-blanco-eruption-among-the-largest-in-last-11-700-years-comparable-to-massive-santorini-eruption/

Floods destroy properties in Lagos https://nigeriarealestatehub.com/flood-destroys-properties-in-lagos-after-monday-rainfall.html/

3 Killed As Violent Tornadoes Cause ‘Devastation’ In Missouri https://www.npr.org/2019/05/23/726006657/violent-tornadoes-cause-catastrophic-damage-in-missouri-killing-at-least-3?

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 May 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/80532/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-May-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Saku.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

‘It’s like nature’s on steroids:’ Well-known Canadian weather expert tackles climate change and eco-anxiety https://www.thestar.com/halifax/2019/05/14/its-like-natures-on-steroids-well-known-canadian-weather-expert-tackles-climate-change-and-eco-anxiety.html

Using moral clarity to counter defeatism around the climate crisis https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/5/17/18626825/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-greta-thunberg-climate-change

Rising seas are on the verge of swallowing Tuvalu https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/may/16/one-day-disappear-tuvalu-sinking-islands-rising-seas-climate-change

Satellite information reveals Antarctica ice thinning at ‘extraordinary rate’ https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/satellite-information-reveals-antarctica-ice-thinning-at-extraordinary-rate/news-story/2dc2523dfc613bc7e77a2fbea25ae9c5#.wgm89

Did a Volcanic Eruption in 1783 Change the Climate in Europe? https://eos.org/research-spotlights/did-a-volcanic-eruption-in-1783-change-the-climate-in-europe

American Samoa most severely afflicted by earthquake is sinking, potentially increasing coastal flooding and causing sea levels to rise faster than global average https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2019/05/16/earthquake-in-2009-intensified-american-samoas-rising-sea-levels/

We’ve declared a climate emergency – here’s what universal basic income could do to help the planet https://theconversation.com/weve-declared-a-climate-emergency-heres-what-universal-basic-income-could-do-to-help-the-planet-110222

April 2019 second-hottest in the 140-year record behind April 2016 https://www.noaa.gov/news/april-2019-was-2nd-hottest-on-record-for-globe

How Will the Jet Stream Respond to Future Warming? https://eos.org/research-spotlights/how-will-the-jet-stream-respond-to-future-warming

Reviews of two new climate change books https://www.thenation.com/article/climate-change-david-wallace-wells-nathaniel-rich-the-uninhabitable-earth-losing-earth-book-review/

Insurers urge Morrison to take on climate action https://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/insurers-call-on-morrison-to-take-climate-action-20190520-p51p77

Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48337629

Ice sheet contributions to future sea-level rise from structured expert judgment https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/05/14/1817205116.short?rss=1

Climate change: sea level rise could displace millions of people within two generations https://theconversation.com/climate-change-sea-level-rise-could-displace-millions-of-people-within-two-generations-116753?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Warming-driven Economic Inequality, Disappearing Alps and Plummeting Penguin Populations https://www.wri.org/blog/2019/05/month-climate-science-warming-driven-economic-inequality-disappearing-alps?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=worldresources&utm_campaign=socialmedia

More back-to-back heat waves will come with climate change https://depts.washington.edu/urbanuw/news/more-back-to-back-heat-waves-will-come-with-climate-change/

Increased sea level predictions could result in displacement of 187m people, study finds https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/112893031/increased-sea-level-predictions-could-result-in-displacement-of-187m-people-study-finds

Leonardo DiCaprio Details Fight to Curb Climate Change in ‘Ice on Fire’ Trailer https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/leonardo-dicaprio-climate-change-documentary-ice-on-fire-trailer-838765/

Sydney told to expect water restrictions ‘soon’ as dam levels dive https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-told-to-expect-water-restrictions-soon-as-dam-levels-dive-20190522-p51q6j.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1558512704

Climate Crisis: Deadly and destructive fires increasing in the West https://mynews4.com/weather/weather-on-your-side/climate-crisis-deadly-and-destructive-fires-increasing-in-the-west

Coasts Should Plan for 6.5 Feet Sea Level Rise by 2100 as Precaution, Experts Say https://insideclimatenews.org/news/21052019/antarctica-greenland-ice-sheet-melting-sea-level-rise-risk-climate-change-polar-scientists?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

2040: hope and action in the climate crisis https://theconversation.com/2040-hope-and-action-in-the-climate-crisis-117422

Australians say more action needed on climate change https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-24/federal-election-2019-vote-compass-australia-as-100-people/11114554

Historic Solutions to Sea Level Rise May Help Modern Communities https://eos.org/articles/historic-solutions-to-sea-level-rise-may-help-modern-communities

 

Disaster risk reduction

What risks do CEOs perceive? https://www.strategy-business.com/article/The-confidence-premium?gko=504fa&utm_campaign=ConfidenceCEOTwitterChart1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=Twitter

Making sense of resilience planning and policy in the pursuit of sustainable development and disaster risk reduction https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333179405_Making_sense_of_resilience_planning_and_policy_in_the_pursuit_of_sustainable_development_and_disaster_risk_reduction

The fluidity of risk: Variable vulnerabilities and uncertainties of behavioural response to natural and technological hazards https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/DPM-01-2019-0014

A spatial and integrated flood risk diagnosis: Relevance for disaster prevention at Ourika valley (High Atlas-Morocco) https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/DPM-12-2018-0379

Battle over the patchwork of human-made levees designed to control the Mississippi River https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-endangered-mississippi-river-illinois-missouri-20190510-story.html

Floating houses that survive floods, produce food https://thesamikhsya.com/news-brief/floating-houses-that-survive-floods-produce-food

Can Patches of Cold Air Cause Thunderstorms to Cluster? https://eos.org/research-spotlights/can-patches-of-cold-air-cause-thunderstorms-to-cluster

Burning Down the Silos in a Multidisciplinary Field. Towards Unified Quality Criteria in Human Behaviour in Fire https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10694-019-00867-z

Analysing the social impacts of flood risk management options https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333207829_Analysing_the_social_impacts_of_flood_risk_management_options

Floods prompt scrutiny of Missouri River dams and levees https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060362841

Fire restrictions on Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Central Plateau a threat to farms, wilderness https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-17/threat-of-fire-in-tasmania-world-heritage-listed-wilderness/11118476

Large Earthquake in Papua New Guinea re-ruptures major fault in just 19 years: More to follow? http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/shaking-in-the-southwest-pacific-8680/

Computer program designed to calculate the economic impact of forest fires https://phys.org/news/2019-05-economic-impact-forest.html

Growing disaster threats put human survival in doubt, warns U.N. http://news.trust.org/item/20190515133204-0csyo/

Integrated urban flood risk management: Learning from the Japanese experience https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/integrated-urban-flood-risk-management-learning-japanese-experience?deliveryName=FCP_16_DM11873#UrbanFloodsTDD

Integrating disaster and climate risk into the SDGs https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/integrating-disaster-and-climate-risk-into-the-sdgs.html

Nations Work Together to Size Up Caribbean Tsunami Hazards https://eos.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/may-19-magazine.pdf

Fiscal Resilience to Natural Disasters http://www.oecd.org/gov/fiscal-resilience-to-natural-disasters-27a4198a-en.htm

Taking the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/taking-the-pulse

Prado Dam Failure Could Flood Dozens Of OC Communities https://patch.com/california/orange-county/prado-dam-failure-could-flood-dozens-oc-communities

ADB, Fiji Confirm Partnership to Build Resilience Against Floods https://www.adb.org/news/adb-fiji-confirm-partnership-build-resilience-against-floods

Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing ‘slow-motion disaster’ https://phys.org/news/2019-05-philippine-cities-slow-motion-disaster.amp?__twitter_impression=true

This House Is Built to Stare Down a Hurricane https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-11/home-of-the-future-will-withstand-whatever-wild-weather-comes

Are hurricanes getting stronger – and is the climate crisis to blame? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/20/are-hurricanes-getting-stronger-and-is-the-climate-crisis-to-blame

Storm Desmond: Study says flood was ‘largest in 600 years’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-48351653

90 percent of our wildfires are caused by humans https://kimatv.com/news/local/a-tinder-box-in-our-woods-local-wildfire-season-anticipated-to-be-most-dangerous-yet

Can Congress Find the Political Will to Solve Our Flood Problems? https://www.ecowatch.com/flood-risk-insurance-congress-2637616744.html

Global Flood Maps https://www.jbarisk.com/flood-services/maps-and-analytics/global-flood-maps/30m-global-flood-maps/

When ‘1-In-100-Year’ Floods Happen Often, What Should You Call Them? https://www.npr.org/2019/05/08/720737285/when-1-in-100-year-floods-happen-often-what-should-you-call-them

Study: More than 475,000 Harris County residents live in units at risk of flooding https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/amp/Study-More-than-475-000-Harris-County-residents-13704459.php?__twitter_impression=true

Wildlife hazards and disaster risk reduction https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918302887

Hazard reduction burns leave pollution in the air https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/6161146/hazard-reductions-lead-to-highest-pollution-readings/?cs=1432

Statistical model could predict future disease outbreaks https://news.uga.edu/statistical-model-predict-disease-outbreaks/

Floods in 2009 and 2015 were worst in Cumbria for centuries – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/22/floods-in-2009-and-2015-were-worst-in-cumbria-for-centuries-study

New real-time flood projection system developed by joint Waseda and University of Tokyo team to be tested in Tokyo https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/05/21/national/new-real-time-flood-projection-system-developed-joint-waseda-university-tokyo-team-tested-tokyo/#.XOXQptIzbIU

The nation’s biggest cattle company says extreme weather conditions across northern Australian has cost it more than $100 million in losses https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-05-22/aaco-financial-results/11137100

UK scientists to research benefits of eco-friendly flood scheme https://www.oceanographicmagazine.com/eco-friendly-flood-scheme/

Galgibaga river flooding: World Bank’s Rs 35 crore grant comes to the rescue http://englishnews.thegoan.net/story.php?id=51669

‘Our very survival is in doubt’: Disasters and threats to life escalating due to human activity, UN warns https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-news-disaster-link-un-report-pollution-epidemic-a8915711.html

 

Emergency Management

Resilience in Talcahuano, Chile: appraising local disaster response https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/DPM-07-2018-0212

US attempt to improve wildland firefighter shelters fails https://www.apnews.com/e31f4c5e50a7495cb812a84c9a4b6b14

Disaster displacement report http://www.internal-displacement.org/sites/default/files/publications/documents/201905-disaster-displacement-global-review-2008-2018.pdf

Survival lessons for Congo in the aftershock of West Africa’s Ebola crisis https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2019/05/16/survival-lessons-congo-aftershock-west-africa-s-ebola-crisis?

Scientists are using crowdsourced data to help firefighters flee dangerous flames https://www.hcn.org/articles/technology-wildfire-escape-routes-theres-almost-an-app-for-that

U.S Household Disaster Giving Report https://disasterphilanthropy.org/resources-2/household-disaster-giving-report/

The Wettest 12 Months: New Analysis Shows Spikes in Flood Alerts in the US https://blog.ucsusa.org/juan-declet-barreto/spikes-in-flood-alerts-in-us

Trenches and Blockades in Malawi Save Communities From Cyclone Flooding https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/malawi-cyclone-idai-flooding-protection/

Emergency Food Assistance for Thousands of Flood-Affected Families in Iran https://www.un.org.ir/all-stories/item/5397-22-may-2019-emergency-food-assistance-for-thousand-of-flood-affected-families-in-iran

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

4 ways to make sure your pet survives tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes and other disasters https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/05/20/pet-survival-disasters-tornadoes-column/3734412002/

Flood Awareness Week: How To Be Prepared https://www.freese.com/blog/flood-awareness-week-how-be-prepared

Earthquake Education Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDbAmX72CFA&list=PLuuX-B3xC1Fq-YCA4QZvFScQXpWgka2sX

Vulnerability Reduction Scorecard helps cities save lives and resources https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2019/05/14/snapshot-vulnerability-reduction-scorecard-helps-cities

Play and learn to stop disasters! http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/#1540393288105-457a25c1-59a6

Communicating model uncertainty for natural hazards: A qualitative systematic thematic review https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918306630

An overview of serious games for disaster risk management – Prospects and limitations for informing actions to arrest increasing risk https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917304090

Leveraging Norms for Wildfire Preparedness http://www.engaginglandowners.org/resources/case-study-leveraging-norms-wildfire-preparedness

Introducing Miro Mind Map – A quick and easy way for teams to capture, organize, and structure their ideas https://miro.com/mind-map-software/

Avianto Amri explains his research on disaster risk reduction and education for children as an entry in the CRC Association Early Career Researcher communication competition 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6Izd65VTC0&feature=youtu.be

More risk prevention education required for clients https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/more-risk-prevention-education-required-for-clients-168060.aspx

Mobile apps have become an important lifeline before, during and after catastrophic events https://www.forbes.com/sites/neilyeoh/2019/05/23/a-surprising-solution-to-natural-disasters-mobile-apps/#38bf5cc11582

Getting ready for hurricane season: 4 essential reads https://theconversation.com/getting-ready-for-hurricane-season-4-essential-reads-117460

Ghana needs responsible citizens to end flooding https://citinewsroom.com/2019/05/ghana-needs-responsible-citizens-to-end-flooding-article/

 

Disaster psychology

The role of social identity processes in mass emergency behaviour: An integrative review https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10463283.2018.1471948

Exploring the barriers for people taking protective actions during the 2012 and 2015 New Zealand ShakeOut drills https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918313888?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=386b0285-6f3a-495c-a329-828fae20ce15&utm_content=&utm_campaign=

Advancing public health in the context of natural hazards: normalising preparedness within a framework of adapted protection motivation theory https://researchdirect.westernsydney.edu.au/islandora/object/uws%3A49051

Factors Influencing the Mental Health Consequences of Climate Change in Canada https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332975223_Factors_Influencing_the_Mental_Health_Consequences_of_Climate_Change_in_Canada

Do those who directly experience damage from extreme climatic events – such as disastrous flooding – change their beliefs about the causes of flooding? http://ciresblogs.colorado.edu/prometheus/2019/05/23/do-experiences-with-extreme-weather-change-beliefs-about-climate-change-perhaps-if-your-neighbors-are-harmed/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Deconstructing resilience: why gender and power matter in responding to climate stress in Bangladesh https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17565529.2018.1442790?journalCode=tcld20

Tiny homes, social capital and disaster recovery https://shareok.org/bitstream/handle/11244/319647/2019_Hamel_Jennifer_Thesis.pdf?sequence=4&isAllowed=y

Having a Library or Cafe Down the Block Could Change Your Life https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/05/having-library-or-cafe-down-block-could-change-your-life/589813/

Rural versus urban perspective on coastal flooding: The insights from the U.S. Mid-Atlantic communities https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096318301037

Today in disaster resilience (17 May 2019)

disaster

Please find links below to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Flooding Continues Along the Mississippi https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145029/flooding-continues-along-the-mississippi

Intense heatwave claims at least 111 lives, India https://watchers.news/2019/05/11/intense-heatwave-claims-at-least-111-lives-india/

Houston braces for more flooding; Louisiana declares state of emergency https://news.yahoo.com/houston-braces-more-flooding-louisiana-123300363.html

Flash floods cause major freight train derailment in Mississippi https://watchers.news/2019/05/12/flash-floods-cause-major-freight-train-derailment-in-mississippi/

Flooding turns Ontario neighbourhood into island accessible only by boat https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/flooding-turns-ontario-neighbourhood-into-island-accessible-only-by-boat-1.4418663

Italy – Evacuations and Rescues After Floods and Landslides in North http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-emilia-romagna-floods-may-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

USA – Flooding Prompts Mississippi and Louisiana to Declare State of Emergency http://floodlist.com/america/usa/mississippi-louisiana-may-2019

Indonesia and East Timor – Cyclone Lili Causes Flooding and Wind Damage http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-east-timor-cyclone-lili-may-2019

Romania – Flooding in 11 Counties Leaves Homes, Roads and Bridges Damaged http://floodlist.com/europe/romania-11-counties-flood-may-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 May 2019: Karymsky volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/80149/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-May-2019-Karymsky-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Dukono-Reventad.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Torres Strait Islanders are bringing the first climate change case against the Australian federal government over human rights http://ourislandsourhome.com.au/

Documenting Climate Change by Air, Land and Sea https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/lens/climate-change-josh-haner-air-land-and-sea.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

The World’s Last Coal Plant Will Soon Be Built https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-05-15/coal-s-end-foreshadowed-in-iea-s-plant-investment-report

Antarctic instability ‘is spreading’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48249287

The Music of Climate Change http://drlucyjones.com/the-music-of-climate-change/

How ocean melts Antarctic Ice Sheet https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190515110307.htm?utm_content=buffer6a8be&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

 

Disaster risk reduction

Facing Floods, Towns Call for New Controls on the Great Rivers https://www.wsj.com/articles/facing-floods-towns-call-for-new-controls-on-the-great-rivers-11557480600

Global Platform for Risk Reduction 2019 https://practicalaction.org/blog/programmes/climate_change/global-platform-for-risk-reduction-2019/

Actors’ diversity and the resilience of social-ecological systems to global change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-019-0236-z

Traditional Indigenous knowledge supports flood mitigation research in James Bay region https://www.folio.ca/traditional-indigenous-knowledge-supports-flood-mitigation-research-in-james-bay-region/

Consultation on a new flood and coast strategy for England https://www.gov.uk/government/news/environment-agency-chair-calls-for-new-approach-to-flood-and-coastal-resilience

Floods have ravaged Hamilton for over a century. Can outsiders persuade the town to move? https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/floods-have-ravaged-hamilton-for-over-a-century-can-outsiders-persuade-the-town-to-move/

Hurricane Florence: Building Resilience For The New Normal https://www.i-s-e-t.org/hurricane-florence-resilience

Meteorology for Disaster Managers Masterclass https://www.aidr.org.au/events/20324?locationId=20325&utm_source=Collective+Trauma+Events&utm_campaign=4be935a39f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_06_11_49_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_73e42e11b3-4be935a39f-223472061

Socioeconomic and data challenges: Disaster risk reduction in Europe https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65182

Charleston City Council puts off vote on elevation rules for new buildings https://www.postandcourier.com/news/charleston-city-council-puts-off-vote-on-elevation-rules-for/

Today’s Floods Occur Along “a Very Different” Mississippi River https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/todays-floods-occur-along-a-very-different-mississippi-river/?redirect=1

2019 edition released: The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is the flagship report of the United Nations on worldwide efforts to reduce disaster https://gar.unisdr.org/

Communities need accurate maps and more access to data to increase flood resilience https://shelterforce.org/2019/05/13/the-uncertain-flood-zone/risk

No extreme flood risk in forecast for Calgary, but city says it’s prepared for one https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-flood-risk-assessment-city-prepared-1.5135759?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

The relative importance of different flood‐generating mechanisms across Europe https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019WR024841

UN official highlights need for disaster risk reduction in Caribbean http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/caribbean/20190514/un-official-highlights-need-disaster-risk-reduction-caribbean

Cloud-Enabled Resilience: London’s Answer To Flood Risk https://www.wateronline.com/doc/cloud-enabled-resilience-london-s-answer-to-flood-risk-0001

Flood jargon https://blogs.egu.eu/geolog/2019/03/28/geosciences-column-flooded-by-jargon/

Applying ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the Lukaya Basin, DRC https://panorama.solutions/en/solution/applying-ecosystem-based-disaster-risk-reduction-eco-drr-integrated-water-resource

ISciences Worldwide Waterwatch May 2019 https://www.isciences.com/blog/2019/05/15/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-may-2019

Gilbert White and the Flood Problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F0oiXg1Lc4&feature=youtu.be

Louisiana Unveils Ambitious Plan to Help People Get Out of the Way of Climate Change https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-louisiana-strategic-plan/

Words into Action guideline: Developing national disaster risk reduction strategies https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65095

Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities: Boosting community resilience https://floodresilience.net/blogs/flood-resilience-measurement-for-communities-boosting-community-resilience

More Than 30,000 Earthquakes Trace the Movement of Magma https://eos.org/articles/more-than-30000-earthquakes-trace-the-movement-of-magma

UK Flood Hydrology Road Map Survey https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/FloodHydrology/

In Tanzania, Citizen Scientists Help Reduce Flood Risk with Soil Sampling https://www.marketscreener.com/news/World-Bank-In-Tanzania-Citizen-Scientists-Help-Reduce-Flood-Risk-with-Soil-Sampling–28604944/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_content=20190515&utm_source=dlvr.it

 

Emergency Management

How the University of Iowa Recovered From the ‘Unfathomable’ Flood That Ruined It https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/10/climate/iowa-floods-disasters-lessons-learned.html

‘We’re just gobsmacked’: Freak weather destroys life saving club https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/we-re-just-gobsmacked-freak-weather-destroys-life-saving-club-20190510-p51m6d.html

Strengthening Disaster Recovery Efforts Across the Globe http://www.thepattersonfoundation.org/blog/strengthening-disaster-recovery-efforts-across-the-globe.html

After the floods: the struggle for survival in a tiny Mississippi town https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/11/mississippi-floods-tchula-william-barber-poverty

Recovering livelihoods after disaster strikes https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/recovering-livelihoods-after-disaster-strikes.html

Multiple Survey Technologies Speed Flood Response https://www.pobonline.com/articles/101637-multiple-survey-technologies-speed-flood-response

California Says PG&E Power Lines Caused Fire That Killed 85 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/business/energy-environment/pge-camp-fire-california.html

Many fire-prone California towns don’t plan for evacuations

https://apnews.com/4eb3806b4c5c448f985646d91ce03c20

Public health and natural hazards: new policies and preparedness initiatives developed from an Australian bushfire case study https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1753-6405.12897

Should Hurricane Warnings Say More About Water, Less About Wind? https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Should-Hurricane-Warnings-Say-More-About-Water-Less-About-Wind.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Raising awareness of the 30days30waysUK campaign https://www.lboro.ac.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2019/may/postgraduate-student-travels-to-un-headquarters/

Tsunami evacuation drills for schools https://feature.undp.org/lessons-for-life/

Edmontonians learn about emergency preparedness at annual event https://globalnews.ca/news/5267340/edmonton-emergency-preparedness-annual-event/

Company is selling “disaster preparedness for everybody”

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/09/meet-the-prepared-the-media-company-pitching-disaster-preparedness-for-everyone/

Your iPhone Could Save Your Life: 6 iPhone Emergency Features https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/iphone-emergency-features/

Curious Kids: how do bushfires start? https://theconversation.com/curious-kids-how-do-bushfires-start-116664?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

How to talk to kids about climate change without scaring them https://mashable.com/article/climate-change-talking-to-kids/

World media unite for DRR at Global Platform https://www.unisdr.org/archive/65369

Come together against flooding https://www.smallholder.co.uk/news/17636228.come-together-against-flooding/

 

Disaster psychology

Psychology of Behaviour in an Emergency https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/psychology-of-behaviour-in-an-emergency-tickets-60747997897

 

Sociology and Disasters

Anthropologists providing advice on how to engage with crucial socio-cultural and political dimensions of the Ebola outbreak http://www.ebola-anthropology.net/

Today in disaster resilience (10 May 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Historic Mississippi River flooding could extend into June, experts warn https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/04/mississippi-river-flooding-rains-drench-midwest-could-last-june/1102855001/

Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2019/05/06/papua-new-guinea-earthquake-may-6-2019/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Cyclone “Fani” forced one of the biggest human evacuations in history, death toll rises to 30 https://watchers.news/2019/05/05/tropical-cyclone-fani-forced-one-of-the-biggest-human-evacuations-in-history-death-toll-rises-to-30/

Historic Arctic outbreak affecting Europe and northern Africa https://watchers.news/2019/05/06/historic-arctic-outbreak-affecting-europe-and-northern-africa/

Bajo Llojeta: a major landslide, with dramatic videos, in La Paz, Bolivia https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/05/03/bajo-llojeta-1/#.XNGfvFc8olg.twitter

Indonesia – Houses Destroyed, 1 Person Dead After Flash Floods in North Sumatra http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-north-sumatra-samosir-flash-floods-may-2019

USA – Flash Floods Prompt Emergency Rescues and Evacuations in Texas and Kansas http://floodlist.com/america/usa/texas-kansas-flash-floods-may-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 May 2019: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/79786/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-May-2019-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Planchon-Pete.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Insurance experts rank climate change as top risk for 2019 https://grist.org/article/insurance-experts-rank-climate-change-as-top-risk-for-2019/

Inequality is decreasing between countries—but climate change is slowing progress https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/environment/2019/04/climate-change-economic-inequality-growing?__twitter_impression=true

Climate Change Is Having a Major Impact on Global Health https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-is-having-a-major-impact-on-global-health/

Higher frequency of Central Pacific El Niño events in recent decades relative to past centuries https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0353-3

Climate change turns Cyclone Fani so severe https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/climate-change-turns-cyclone-fani-so-severe/articleshow/69179042.cms

Urban Heat Islands Don’t Explain Climate Change – Here’s The Bigger Problem https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/05/06/urban-heat-islands-dont-explain-climate-change-heres-the-bigger-problem/

Towards More Inclusive Climate Change Adaptation https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/eaua/current

Climate change a bigger threat to Australia’s interests than terrorism, Lowy Institute poll suggests https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-08/australians-think-climate-change-bigger-threat-than-terrorism/11091276

Floods prompt city to think fast on climate change planning https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/climate-change-adaptation-city-ottawa-explainer-1.5124436?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

The marginal electorate climate change will ‘devastate’, according to experts https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-marginal-electorate-climate-change-will-devastate-according-to-experts

Climate change is a major threat to Australia’s financial stability, and poses substantial systemic economic risks https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/compound-costs-how-climate-change-damages-australias-economy/

Paraguay – Emergency Declared After Floods Worsen in South http://floodlist.com/america/paraguay-emergency-declared-neembucu-may-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Climate crisis: flooding threat ‘may force UK towns to be abandoned’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/09/climate-crisis-flooding-threat-may-force-uk-towns-to-be-abandoned?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

U.S. Has the Most Climate-Change Deniers of Any Rich Country: Survey https://www.truthdig.com/articles/u-s-has-the-most-climate-change-deniers-of-any-rich-country-survey/

Roughly 850,000 Australian homes — nearly one in 10 — could be “uninsurable” within a few generations unless there are fundamental changes to where and how properties are built, a leading climate analyst says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-13/climate-data-reveals-australias-worst-affected-regions/10892710

Almost half of World Heritage sites could lose their glaciers by 2100 https://www.discoverwildlife.com/news/natural-world-heritage-sites-glaciers/

As climate shifts bring ‘horror movie’ floods, Rio struggles to adjust http://news.trust.org/item/20190509090901-vet3q/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Influence of road characteristics on flood fatalities in Australia https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17477891.2019.1609407

D.C. Is First to Plan to Remove, Retrofit Flood-Prone Buildings https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-29/d-c-is-first-to-plan-to-remove-retrofit-flood-prone-buildings

Natural disasters could be far less damaging with better building codes https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/441890-natural-disasters-could-be-far-less-damaging-with-better-building#.XNA3SsRRIgc.twitter

Timescape of disaster risk governance in contemporary Japan: Neither state of normalcy nor constancy in regulation https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0215164

Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here’s what we can do about it https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/climate-change-floods-1.5115447?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

A new study unveils the increasing exposure of coastal communities to minor and extreme floods as sea levels rise https://eos.org/research-spotlights/as-sea-levels-rise-expect-more-floods

As resilience moves from technical term to buzzword, there’s value to be had in clarifying exactly what it is we’re talking about https://ensia.com/articles/what-is-resilience/

The mystery of India’s erratic monsoon can be found in the Indian ocean https://www.businessinsider.in/the-mystery-of-indias-erratic-monsoon-can-be-found-in-the-indian-ocean/articleshow/69215027.cms

Flood insurance difficult to obtain for homeowners at repeated risk https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/flood-insurance-difficult-to-obtain-for-homeowners-at-repeated-risk-1.4409568

What determines resilience to fire in Tasmanian montane rainforest? https://firecentre.org.au/event/what-determines-resilience-to-fire-in-tasmanian-montane-rainforest/

Native honey industry beekeepers say prescribed burns leave forests with less frequent flowering https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-05-07/prescribed-burns-impact-on-native-honey-industry/11087164

Midwestern Floods Pit Communities Against One Another as Levees Rise Ever Higher https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/us/flood-midwest-levees.html

Re-framing Urban Resilience Implementation: bridging the gap between theories and practices https://www.journals.elsevier.com/cities/call-for-papers/re-framing-urban-resilience-implementation

Indicators Point Toward Worse Great Lakes Flooding Than 2017 http://floodlist.com/america/indicators-point-toward-worse-great-lakes-flooding-than-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The Rabaul Caldera – a dangerous system https://volcanohotspot.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/rabaul-caldera-a-most-dangerous-system/

Sendai Target E: Just one more year to go! https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/sendai-target-e–just-one-more-year-to-go-.html

Using R in hydrology: a review of recent developments and future directions https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/hess-2019-50/

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/planning-environment/flooding/Local_Flood_Risk_Management_Strategy.asp

Researchers Develop Better Way to Determine Coastal Flooding Risk https://www.ecomagazine.com/news/science/researchers-develop-better-way-to-determine-coastal-flooding-risk

Coral reefs provide flood protection worth $1.8 billion every year – it’s time to protect them http://theconversation.com/coral-reefs-provide-flood-protection-worth-1-8-billion-every-year-its-time-to-protect-them-116636?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Across Australia’s central deserts, floodwaters are filling Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, but with the water comes a message: let the rivers run https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-09/lake-eyre-is-a-wild-river-system-left-to-run-its-course/11035506

Climate change and population growth in England meant that properties built in the floodplain will double over the next 50 years https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48206325

How Earth’s continents became twisted and contorted over millions of years https://theconversation.com/how-earths-continents-became-twisted-and-contorted-over-millions-of-years-116168

Nations Work Together to Size Up Caribbean Tsunami Hazards https://eos.org/project-updates/nations-work-together-to-size-up-caribbean-tsunami-hazards

Comparing Modeled Emissions from Wildfire and Prescribed Burning of Post-Thinning Fuel: A Case Study of the 2016 Pioneer Fire https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/2/22/htm

Inside the Megafire https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/inside-the-megafire/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_term=20190509&utm_content=2285094408&utm_campaign=NOVA&linkId=66843008

Estimation of exposed population to landslides and floods risk areas in Brazil, on an intra-urban scale https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918300359

 

Emergency Management

How Do You Save a Million People From a Cyclone? Ask a Poor State in India https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/03/world/asia/cyclone-fani-india-evacuations.html

Six months after the Camp Fire, a devastated community hopes to rebuild — if it can https://projects.sfchronicle.com/2019/rebuilding-paradise/

Command-and-control, emergency powers, and the failure to observe United Nations disaster management principles following the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918312548

80 homes to be built after Durban flood thanks to Gift of the Givers https://www.goodthingsguy.com/people/80-homes-rebuilt-durban/

A conceptual framework for measuring livelihood resilience: Relocation experience from Aceh, Indonesia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332787868_A_conceptual_framework_for_measuring_livelihood_resilience_Relocation_experience_from_Aceh_Indonesia

Alberta’s wildfire season is here and some communities are already on red alert https://www.thestar.com/edmonton/2019/05/05/albertas-wildfire-season-is-here-and-some-communities-are-already-on-red-alert.html

Hurricane Maria Prompts Rare Investigation into Building Damage https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hurricane-maria-prompts-rare-investigation-into-building-damage/

Indonesia’s flood and landslide-rattled province struggles to recover https://www.poandpo.com/news/123-552019529/

‘Severe’ long-term impact seen on rural communities hit by flooding in Eastern Canada https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-severe-long-term-impact-seen-on-rural-communities-hit-by-flooding-in/

Hurricane Harvey flooding victims get their day in federal court https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Hurricane-Harvey-flooding-victims-get-their-day-13823974.php

Mozambique faces enormous challenges https://www.dandc.eu/en/article/after-cyclone-idai-mozambique-needs-new-natural-disaster-prevention-and-city-planning?platform=hootsuite

Magpies and Hawks fly as one for Emergency Services Match https://www.collingwoodfc.com.au/news/2019-05-08/magpies-and-hawks-fly-as-one-for-emergency-services-match

Universality of population recovery patterns after disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332897478_Universality_of_population_recovery_patterns_after_disasters

Integration of early warning systems and young professionals https://hepex.irstea.fr/integration-of-early-warning-systems-and-young-professionals/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

‘We stood in shock’: what happens to a city after a disaster? A cartoon https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/may/03/we-stood-in-shock-what-happens-to-a-city-after-a-hurricane-a-cartoon-after-maria?CMP=share_btn_tw

Harnessing creativity for change: The art of resilience https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/harnessing-creativity-change-art-resilience

Public Safety Communications Ten Keys to Improving Emergency Alerts, Warnings & Notifications https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/safecom-ncswic_ten_keys_to_improving_awns_4.26.19_-_final_section_508_compliant.pdf

Children can foster climate change concern among their parents https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0463-3

New Futures Hackathon for Disaster Resilience https://www.newfutureshackathon.com/#intro

Facebook gives social scientists unprecedented access to its user data https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01447-5?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf212268244=1

Special Collection – Social Media and Politics https://journals.sagepub.com/topic/sgo-subjects/3468/sgo

Facebook data show how many people left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria https://www.sciencenews.org/article/facebook-data-show-how-many-people-left-puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria

 

Disaster psychology

A Growing Number of US Flood Survivors Seek Answers https://truthout.org/articles/a-growing-number-of-us-flood-survivors-seek-answers/

‘Climate change erodes mental health,’ says psychiatrist https://www.cbc.ca/radio/checkup/climate-change-erodes-mental-health-says-psychiatrist-1.5114654

 

Sociology and Disasters

Substitute or complement? How social capital, age and socioeconomic status interacted to impact mortality in Japan’s 3/11 tsunami https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827319300308?via%3Dihub

‘Falling through the cracks’: vulnerable U.S. homeowners overlooked after disasters http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=7f6b919f-5fba-4ab7-85d7-946587627861

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