Today in disaster resilience (23 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Portugal Fires Kill More Than 60, Including Drivers Trapped in Cars https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/18/world/europe/portugal-pedrogao-grande-forest-fires.html?_r=1

Tsunami hits western Greenland, leaving 4 people dead, 9 injured https://watchers.news/2017/06/18/greenland-tsunami-june-17-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Jun 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63753/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Jun-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Reventador-Sinabung.html

Flooding again in Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/flooding-heavy-rain-wreaks-havoc-on-already-affected-communities_102247?profile=1373

Much more detail about the Greenland landslide and tsunami, including images and video https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/06/21/greenland-landslide-3/

Large landslide kills at least 11 people in Huehuetenango, Guatemala https://watchers.news/2017/06/20/guatemala-landslide-huehuetenango/

Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/extreme-heat-making-wildfire-battle-tougher-in-southwest-us/wcm/d7a1246d-871e-415c-ad17-9372e1e94b1e

Central America – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras http://floodlist.com/america/floods-landslides-guatemala-el-salvador-honduras-june-2017

Niger – Floods in Niamey and Tillabéri Leave 14 Dead, Hundreds of Homes Destroyed http://floodlist.com/africa/niger-floods-niamey-tillaberi-june-2017

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath https://apnews.com/d46340aa59ff40f59e6e03c8940bfc47

Flood Warnings for Beijing as Worst Storm in 6 Years to Arrive Thursday https://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2017/06/21/worst-storm-six-years-arrive-thursday

Tripura: 193 families still stranded in 12 relief camps as flood waters recede https://www.nelive.in/tripura/news/tripura-193-families-still-stranded-12-relief-camps-flood-waters-recede

 

Disaster risk reduction

Calgary Flood Damage an Outcome of Poor Policy not Climate Change or Global Warming says Friends of Science http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10908388.htm

Launch of the Early Warning System in Tuvalu http://reliefweb.int/report/tuvalu/bakhodir-burkhanov-launch-early-warning-system-tuvalu-under-gef-napa-2-project

The fight to save thousands of lives with sea-floor sensors https://www.nature.com/news/the-fight-to-save-thousands-of-lives-with-sea-floor-sensors-1.22178

World population projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100 https://www.un.org/development/desa/en/news/population/world-population-prospects-2017.html

Great Plains wildfires used to be rare. Not anymore http://grist.org/article/great-plains-wildfires-used-to-be-rare-not-anymore/amp/

New Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Soil Microbes http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49705/title/New-Antibiotic-Resistance-Genes-Found-in-Soil-Microbes/&utm_content=buffer82f96&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer/

Earthquakes in Katla volcano not a sign of eruption http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/nature_and_travel/2017/06/21/earthquakes_in_katla_volcano_not_a_sign_of_eruption/

Grenfell Tower fire exposes the injustice of disasters https://theconversation.com/grenfell-tower-fire-exposes-the-injustice-of-disasters-79666

Free resources about disaster resilience from the National Academies http://mailchi.mp/nas/free-resources-for-disaster-resilience?e=7b96484b63

Who is responsible for building fire safety? http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/who-is-responsible-for-building-fire-safety

For every dollar invested in actions to reduce disaster losses, the nation saves about $4 in future costs http://www.alternet.org/environment/billion-dollar-natural-disasters-ravage-all-50-states-several-times-year-can-anything-be

Funding issues mothball many US stream gauges https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2017/06/21/funding-woes-for-stream-gages-put-crucial-water-data-at-risk

What Would Really Happen if a Tsunami Hit the Bay Area? https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/08/05/what-would-really-happen-if-a-tsunami-hit-san-francisco/

Flood Plan Boosts Floodplain http://www.sfestuary.org/flood-plan-boosts-floodplain/

 

Emergency management

A guidance note: National post-disaster recovery planning and coordination http://reliefweb.int/report/world/guidance-note-national-post-disaster-recovery-planning-and-coordination

High River almost rebuilt after Alberta flood in June 2013 http://globalnews.ca/news/3537306/high-river-almost-rebuilt-after-alberta-flood-in-june-2013/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Forensic scientists are beginning their investigation into the Grenfell tower fire https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2017/06/19/grenfell-tower-fire-forensics-expert-reaction/

Five years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed communities along the shore, some towns have used the rebuilding process as a time to reinvent themselves https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/realestate/hurricane-sandy-rebuilding-jersey-shore-towns.html?smid=tw-nytrealestate&smtyp=cur

Grenfell Tower: May apologises for ‘failures of state, local and national’ https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/21/victims-advocate-role-created-in-response-to-grenfell-fire

WA rural fire service plan remains hazy 18 months after Yarloop blaze http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-22/rural-fire-service-wa-yarloop-fire-future-uncertain/8639528?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Trump’s Emergency Manager Earns Support of Climate Advocates https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-20/trump-s-emergency-manager-earns-support-of-climate-advocates?utm_content=buffer4dcec&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Mayor Lianne Dalziel urges church to restore Christchurch Cathedral http://www.nzherald.co.nz/christchurch-earthquake/news/article.cfm?c_id=1502981&objectid=11880679&ref=rss

Helping post-disaster recovery using drones http://www.eco-business.com/news/how-the-mobility-revolution-will-change-your-life/

Radio Volunteers a Key Component of Public Safety http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Radio-Volunteers-a-Key-Component-of-Public-Safety.html?utm_term=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=Radio%20Volunteers%20Provide%20Key%20Public%20Safety%20Component&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Fort McMurray residents review municipal wildfire response http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-review-survey-1.4168381

Digital news report: Australia 2017 http://apo.org.au/system/files/95161/apo-nid95161-346236.pdf

Heatwaves are national emergencies and the public need to know https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/21/heatwaves-national-emergency-public-need-to-know

Remembering the great Hawkesbury flood tragedy of 1867 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-22/eather-family-remember-the-great-hawkesbury-flood-of-1867/8641634

 

Social media and emergency management

How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument https://gking.harvard.edu/50c?admin_panel=1&login=1

How do Australians use social media? https://www.sensis.com.au/asset/PDFdirectory/Sensis_Social_Media_Report_2017-Chapter-1.pdf

39% of Australians use Facebook to get news http://www.canberra.edu.au/research/faculty-research-centres/nmrc/research/digital-news-report-australia-2017

Think before you tweet after a terrorist attack https://www.wired.com/2017/05/think-tweet-wake-attack/?mbid=nl_52317_p1&CNDID=41291302

 

Disaster psychology

An Intro to Firefighters and Their Mental Health Challenges http://www.action-training.com/blog/item/68-an-intro-to-firefighters-and-their-mental-health-challenges

 

Social Capital and Disasters

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

Today in disaster resilience (16 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Earthquake near the western Turkey coast https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=597714#

Tropical Storm “Calvin” dumping heavy rain on Mexico, flash floods and mudslides expected https://watchers.news/2017/06/12/tropical-storm-calvin-mexico/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hong Kong shuts down overnight as Tropical Storm “Merbok” makes landfall https://watchers.news/2017/06/12/tropical-storm-merbok-hong-kong/

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Jun 2017: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63646/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-12-Jun-2017-Stromboli-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiv.html

Northern Manitoba rail line cut off after ‘catastrophic’ flood damage https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/northern-manitoba-rail-line-cut-off-after-catastrophic-flood-damage/article35279392/

Greece Declares Emergency After Earthquake Hits Lesbos https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/world/europe/greece-earthquake-lesbos.html?&_r=1

Arizona Has Most Wildfires Burning in the United States http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Arizona-Has-Most-Wildfires-Burning-in-the-United-States.html?utm_content=buffere922e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Heavy monsoon rains wash away over 350 houses, kill at least 10 people in Mizoram https://watchers.news/2017/06/13/mizoram-floods-june-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

At least 68 killed in Bangladesh landslides, death toll expected to rise https://watchers.news/2017/06/13/bangladesh-landslides-death-toll-rising/

Record snowmelt, raging rivers across America’s West claim 21 lives https://watchers.news/2017/06/13/record-snowmelt-raging-rivers-us-west/

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Jun 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63672/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Jun-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Duko.html

London fire: Twelve dead in Grenfell Tower blaze http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40280169

Nine children killed as houses collapse in rains in Niger http://punchng.com/nine-children-killed-as-houses-collapse-in-rains-in-niger/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Jun 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Ibu, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63686/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Jun-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukono-Sinabu.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Jun 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63698/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Jun-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabu.html

13 Killed In Northeast Deluge, Assam Issues Flood Alert http://www.nelive.in/north-east/news/13-killed-northeast-deluge-assam-issues-flood-alert

 

Disaster risk reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and evidence: A worrying trend http://www.evidenceaid.org/disaster-risk-reduction-drr-and-evidence-a-worrying-trend/

How to backup life on Earth ahead of any doomsday event https://theconversation.com/how-to-backup-life-on-earth-ahead-of-any-doomsday-event-79271?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Can Volcanic Gas Levels Predict an Eruption? https://eos.org/research-spotlights/can-volcanic-gas-levels-predict-an-eruption

Nowcasting may help forecast big earthquakes in 53 major cities https://www.newscientist.com/article/2132809-nowcasting-may-help-forecast-big-earthquakes-in-53-major-cities/

To better prepare for drought and flood, India needs an integrated system to map water, air, climate https://scroll.in/article/839387/to-better-prepare-for-drought-and-flood-india-needs-an-integrated-system-to-map-water-air-climate

Vietnamese DFAT Fellows Flood Management Plans https://www.uts.edu.au/about/faculty-engineering-and-information-technology/news/vietnamese-dfat-fellows-flood-management?adbsc=social_20170613_22787834&adbid=874471448034779136&adbpl=tw&adbpr=1429396230

Copernicus Masters 2017: Disaster Management Challenge http://www.copernicus-masters.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/CopernicusMasters_PressRelease_Astrosat.pdf

Latest models take guess work out of Grafton’s floods https://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/latest-models-take-guess-work-out-of-graftons-floo/3190153/#/0

What are the biggest obstacles to Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TztLcpjbF4&utm_content=buffer04427&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Draft West Gippsland Regional Floodplain Management Strategy http://www.wgcma.vic.gov.au/flood-advice/flood-studies/floodplainstrategy

Earthquakes and the Rainfall Cycle http://earthquakes.berkeley.edu/blog/2017/06/15/earthquakes-and-the-rainfall-cycle.html

Near fault observatories https://www.epos-ip.org/tcs/near-fault-observatories

Modern computing power may help mitigate future flood disasters https://phys.org/news/2017-06-modern-power-mitigate-future-disasters.html

‘A reckoning for our species’: the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/15/timothy-morton-anthropocene-philosopher?CMP=share_btn_tw

Why Fairness Matters in Reforming Flood and Health Insurance Programs http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/importance-fairness-reforming-flood-health-insurance-programs/

A new paradigm for flood management in California http://waterfdn.org/what-we-are-saying/a-new-paradigm/

As the floods come, who should pay the price for home mitigation? http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/flood/as-the-floods-come-who-should-pay-the-price-for-preparation-70479.aspx

 

Emergency management

Bankrupt, hungry and homeless: life after Madagascar’s cyclone https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/may/16/after-cyclone-enawo-madacasgar-village-forging-new-life-from-ruins

Prepare better today for tomorrow’s natural disasters – It’s possible http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/prepare-better-today-tomorrow-s-natural-disasters-it-s-possible

Winds of gender diversity blowing through Victoria’s fire services http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/winds-of-gender-diversity-blowing-through-victorias-fire-services-20170610-gwoon8.html

Fire danger forecast service for Europe http://effis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/static/effis_current_situation/public/index.html

Forecasters predict above normal wildfire danger in areas of the Southwestern United States and Hawaii https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2017/06/09/forecasters-predict-above-normal-wildfire-danger-in-areas-of-the-southwestern-united-states-and-hawaii#.WUBdvYMPKaM.twitter

Interior Department Enhances Program to Deter Drones from Wildfires https://unmanned-aerial.com/interior-department-enhances-program-deter-drones-wildfires

Georgia Gets Ready for Terrorism, Disasters With New GEMA Emergency Operations Center http://www.govtech.com/em/safety/Georgia-Gets-Ready-for-Terrorism-Disasters-With-New-GEMA-Emergency-Operations-Center.html?utm_term=Georgia%20Gets%20Ready%20for%20Terrorism%2C%20Disasters%20with%20New%20GEMA%20Emergency%20Operations%20Center&utm_campaign=Flood%20Victims%20File%20Claims%20Amid%20New%20Revelations&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

Preparing for the safe disposal of sandbags after flooding https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017TRAN0190-001239

Could more of Fort McMurray been saved? http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/staples-report-on-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-makes-explosive-criticism

An Emergency Management Framework for Canada – Third Edition https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/2017-mrgnc-mngmnt-frmwrk/index-en.aspx?platform=hootsuite

Guide to working with rumours in missions to prevent the loss of lives and alleviate suffering http://www.cdacnetwork.org/tools-and-resources/i/20170613105104-5v7pb

New Technology for First Responders Tested at the Gorge in Washington State http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Rescue-Tech-New-Technology-for-first-Responders-Tested-at-the-Gorge.html?utm_term=Rescue%20Tech%3A%20New%20Technology%20for%20First%20Responders%20Tested%20at%20the%20Gorge%20in%20Washington%20State&utm_campaign=Flood%20Victims%20File%20Claims%20Amid%20New%20Revelations&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On%20Software&utm_medium=email

Crisis mapping and crowdsourcing in flood management http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/APFM_Tool_26_e.pdf

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Supporting vulnerable girls to become resilient girls http://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/53594

Citizen seismology http://www.citizenseismology.eu/

Landslides in Art Part 29: a Victorian view of Black Ven http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/06/11/black-ven-art-1/

From science to action: Principles for undertaking environmental research that enables knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision-making http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030147971630696X

‘The age of the citizen is coming’ https://www.positive.news/2017/society/26310/the-age-of-the-citizen-is-coming/

The Dangers Of Hidden Jargon In Communicating Science http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/06/12/532554252/the-dangers-of-hidden-jargon-in-communicating-science?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=KQEDScience

 

Social media and emergency management

Facebook to Provide Data Maps to Help Agencies After Natural Disasters https://www.voanews.com/a/facebook-data-maps-natural-disasters/3890772.html

Should Facebook be reacting to a tragedy by sending push alerts? https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/14/facebooks-safety-check-is-a-stress-inducing-flip-of-social-norms/

Facebook’s Safety Check prompts us to relate to global crises mainly on individualistic terms http://reallifemag.com/safety-in-numbers/

 

Disaster psychology

Why are humans still drawn to fire after thousands of years? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-10/why-are-humans-attracted-to-fire/8592436

The most common response to traumatic events is resilience http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2017/06/13/simon-wessely-et-al-responses-to-traumatic-events-may-not-be-what-you-think/

 

Social Capital and Disasters

What the Grenfell Tower fire tells us about London’s housing crisis https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/06/14/what-the-grenfell-tower-fire-tells-us-about-londons-housing-crisis/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.3135953cfc53

 

Today in disaster resilience (9 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Arrests following attacks in London Bridge and Borough Market http://news.met.police.uk/news/arrests-following-attacks-in-london-bridge-and-borough-market-244609

How the Attacks in London Unfolded https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/03/world/europe/london-bridge-attacks-maps-video-photos.html?smid=tw-nytimesworld&smtyp=cur&_r=0

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Jun 2017: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Marapi, Sakurajima, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63490/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Jun-2017-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Marapi-Sakurajima-Sabanca.html

Taiwan – Major Floods After 600 mm of Rain in 12 Hours – 4,000 Evacuated, 1 Dead, 2 Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/taiwan-floods-june-2017

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Jun 2017: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Ibu https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63518/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Jun-2017-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukon.html

India – 60,000 Affected in First Wave of Assam Flooding This Year http://floodlist.com/asia/india-assam-floods-june-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Torrential downpour sweeps away 13 houses in Kaohsiung City http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3180331

Deadly heatwaves surge in India, with worse ahead, researchers say http://news.trust.org/item/20170607210703-6004v/?cid=social_20170607_72795207&adbid=872566229126361088&adbpl=tw&adbpr=89711639

Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Jun 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Semeru, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63550/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-7-Jun-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Semeru-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador.html

Cape Town storm http://www.capetownetc.com/news/cape-town-storm-update-wednesday-morning/

Indonesia – Thousands Affected by Floods in Sulawesi http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-sulawesi-june-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Sri Lanka Floods Seen From Space http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-may-2017-floods-space?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Driver killed by falling tree amid flood disruption in Scotland http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-40184197

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Jun 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63575/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Jun-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-.html

9 killed, thousands displaced in South African storms http://www.yenisafak.com/en/world/9-killed-thousands-displaced-in-south-african-storms-2705692

Extreme rainfall over South Florida leaves widespread flooding https://watchers.news/2017/06/08/south-florida-flood/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Taiwan president wants to speed up flood prevention http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3179719

May 2017 Floodplain Manager Newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20327&t=d536236ec57be299e4785c33047d5c28

Remote sensing offers better forecasting of riverine floods http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/29

Trends in urban resilience https://unhabitat.org/books/trends-in-urban-resilience-2017/

Creating Resilient Cities: Orlando Strong https://www.fpnetwork.org/news/creating-resilient-cities-orlando-strong#.WRhfSyP1n0s.twitter

Scottish farmers urged to help prevent flooding https://www.fginsight.com/news/scottish-farmers-urged-to-help-prevent-flooding-21678

Disaster Risk Reduction: A Dose of Reality http://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/disaster-risk-reduction-dose-of-reality.html

Preventing vehicular terrorism https://www.rand.org/blog/2017/06/london-and-the-mainstreaming-of-vehicular-terrorism.html?adbsc=social_20170606_1565471&adbid=872213521978621952&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

Linking lone wolf killers to Islamic State magnifies the threat – and could inspire future attacks https://theconversation.com/linking-lone-wolf-killers-to-islamic-state-magnifies-the-threat-and-could-inspire-future-attacks-78878

$4 million kicks off plan to ‘flood proof’ Bundy https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/breaking-4-million-kicks-off-plan-to-flood-proof-b/3186443/

What are India’s heat ‘hotspots’? https://www.rand.org/blog/2017/05/where-are-indias-heat-hotspots.html?adbsc=social_20170606_1551011&adbid=872203953630359554&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

Edmonton pitches $2.6-billion flood mitigation plan http://www.edmontonsun.com/2017/06/05/edmonton-pitches-26-billion-flood-mitigation-plan

Two-thirds of UK cities experiencing relative economic decline face above average flood disadvantage http://www.sayersandpartners.co.uk/flood-disadvantage.html

The present-day stress field of Australia http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825216304366

The role of turbulence in thunderstorm, snowstorm and dust storm electrification http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016JD026150/abstract

Wildfire Grading Index launched following losses in Kelowna, Slave Lake and Fort McMurray http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/wildfire-grading-index-launched-following-losses-kelowna-slave-lake-fort-mcmurray-1004114873/

As governments offload the cost of flooding, are Canadian homeowners being left in the lurch? http://globalnews.ca/news/3506560/canada-flood-insurance-government-costs/

Airline Flight Paths over the Unmapped Ocean https://eos.org/opinions/airline-flight-paths-over-the-unmapped-ocean

Australian scientists think that you should be able to see the split and continuing shifts written into the history of how animals have evolved http://gizmodo.com/evidence-of-pangeas-breakup-found-in-our-evolutionary-h-1795931022?IR=T

The enormous Green Lake landslide in New Zealand http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/06/08/green-lake-landslide/

Southern Alberta town ravaged by 2013 flood sees development as promising sign http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/southern-alberta-town-ravaged-2013-flood-sees-development-promising-sign-1004114912/

How to plan an effective and reliable strategy to mitigate the effects of flooding https://www.hydro-int.com/en-gb/how-plan-effective-and-reliable-strategy-mitigate-effects-flooding

 

Emergency management

Trump Declares Emergency In Missouri After Floods http://www.ktts.com/news/local-news/trump-declares-emergency-in-missouri-after-floods

Rural Alive & Well appointed flood relief worker to help people cope after the 2016 floods http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4705178/flood-impact-still-raw-in-north/

The Strategic Logic of Credit Claiming: A New Theory for Anonymous Terrorist Attacks https://www.academia.edu/31682475/The_Strategic_Logic_of_Credit_Claiming_A_New_Theory_for_Anonymous_Terrorist_Attacks

Tasmanian farmers call for improved flood warning after 2016 devastation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-04/tasmanian-farmers-call-for-improved-flood-warning-after-2016/8582994

A dedicated community for emergency management lessons management http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/dedicated-community-for-lessons-management

Fire spread models guide goes digital http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/fire-spread-models-guide-goes-digital

Managing bushfires on the urban-rural interface http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/managing-bushfires-on-urban-rural-interface-guideline

Fire Australia Issue Two 2017: Understanding severe fire weather http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53526

Private units blitzing it http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/private-units-blitzing-it.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Report into Tasmania floods released http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/tas/2017/06/05/report-into-tasmania-floods-released.html

Christchurch’s eyesores a painful reminder of earthquake tragedy http://www.nzherald.co.nz/christchurch-earthquake/news/article.cfm?c_id=1502981&objectid=11870297&ref=rss

Volunteers From Around U.S. aid in Flood Recovery in Lafayette in Faith-Based Effort http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Volunteers-From-Around-US-aid-in-Flood-Recovery-in-Lafayette-in-Faith-Based-Effort.html?utm_content=buffer84e2c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Managing Extreme Weather at Bus Stops https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24806/managing-extreme-weather-at-bus-stops?utm_source=NASEM+News+and+Publications&utm_campaign=0aca661b5c-NAP+mail+new+2017.06.05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_96101de015-0aca661b5c-102713761&goal=0_96101de015-0aca661b5c-102713761&mc_cid=0aca661b5c&mc_eid=7b96484b63

Why Multi-hazard Early Warning Makes Sense http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/591b3914e4b0f31b03fb9f70

How can we ‘fix’ disaster recovery? http://news.trust.org/item/20170606065751-1huiy/

Risk Frontiers to present at forum on impacts of Tropical Cyclone Debbie https://riskfrontiers.com/risk-frontiers-to-present-at-forum-on-impacts-of-tropical-cyclone-debbie/

How are flood damages valued? https://adjustersinternational.com/publications/adjusting-today/flood-understanding-and-recovering/5/#HFDAV

New online disaster recovery hub https://www.gfdrr.org/recovery-hub

Poor co-ordination and communication hindered battle with Fort McMurray wildfire, says leaked report http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-report-warnings-recommendations-alberta-forestry-1.4152199?cmp=rss

Drone usage by local police, fire departments quickly increasing http://wtop.com/local/2017/06/drone-usage-local-police-fire-departments-quickly-increasing/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Media call for bigger disaster risk reduction role http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53566

2017 Resilient Australia Awards https://www.aidr.org.au/projects/resilient-australia-awards/

Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/

Scrutinizing the relationship between adaptation and resilience: Longitudinal comparative case studies across shocks in two Nepalese villages http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53554

Building Your Roadmap to a Disaster Resilient Future http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53325

Community-based flood management http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53486

Crisis Mapping and Crowdsourcing in Flood Management http://www.floodmanagement.info/portfolio-item/crisis-mapping-and-crowdsourcing-in-flood-management/

Tasmanian flood review calls for community education and improved warnings http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/government_flood_review

Citizen Science Terminology Matters: Exploring Key Terms http://theoryandpractice.citizenscienceassociation.org/article/10.5334/cstp.96/

Preparedness lessons from the Tunisia terrorist attack inquiry: Run, Hide and Tell? https://preparednessthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/preparedness-lessons-from-the-tunisia-terrorist-attack-inquiry-run-hide-and-call/

Community engagement and participation is an essential component of successful flood risk management http://envirodm.org/post/bridging-the-gap-between-flood-science-and-communities

Stellar 3D representation of 17th century London, as it existed before The Great Fire of 1666 http://www.openculture.com/2013/11/fly-through-17th-century-london.html

Wet Lands: Where does the Earth’s rain fall? http://geographical.co.uk/places/mapping/item/1528-wet-lands

Flood-hit communities are the best placed to collect information about flash flooding http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/04/communityfloodmonitoring/

Students active in Disaster Resilience http://research.acer.edu.au/connect/vol2017/iss224/

Mansfield council hears possible solutions to mitigate flooding http://www.richlandsource.com/mansfield-council-hears-possible-solutions-to-mitigate-flooding/article_4e4c4320-4b3c-11e7-b403-43b97e11de03.html

Staying safe on flooded roads: ‘Don’t drown, turn around’ http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/dont-drown-turn-around?autoplay=true&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Social media and emergency management

Digital volunteering in disaster risk reduction: an opportunity or a challenge? http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/28

People are more inclined to share and favorite positive contents on social media https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2982630&utm_content=buffer23707&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Role of Social Media in Natural Disasters http://www.aniruddhasadm.com/index.php/component/k2/item/305-role-of-social-media-in-natural-disasters

Facebook to produce three different kinds of disaster maps https://www.irinnews.org/special-report/2017/06/08/surveillance-good-facebook-tracks-disaster-victims

 

Disaster psychology

A Periodic Table of Behavior for Psychology https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/theory-knowledge/201706/periodic-table-behavior-psychology

Gender, place and mental health recovery in disasters: Addressing issues of equality and difference http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53553

Does Weather Affect Your Mood? https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2017/06/02/does-weather-affect-your-mood/

It’s long past time to change our language about ‘terrorism’ http://www.capitalgazette.com/lifestyle/health/ph-ac-cn-smith-0607-20170606-story.html

Tasmanian floods: Ouse community fighting to stay afloat a year on from disaster http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-07/tasmanian-floods-ouse-community-one-year-on-from-2016-deluge/8594130?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Certain characteristics linked with ISIS anxiety https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170607085438.htm

Spring flooding taking a mental, physical toll on victims: public health survey http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/spring-flooding-taking-a-mental-physical-toll-on-victims-public-health-survey-1.3445563

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Influences of Social Capital on Natural Disaster Research in Japan http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jsd/article/view/65861/37290

Bonding, bridging, and linking: photovoice for resilience through social capital https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-2913-4

 

Today in disaster resilience (2 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

200 people dead or missing after extreme rainfall hits Sri Lanka https://watchers.news/2017/05/31/sri-lanka-worst-monsoon-rains-since-2003/

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63320/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-May-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba-Sinabung-Saban.html

South Russian region’s authorities may order more evacuation amid floods http://tass.com/world/948047

8 dead, more than 30 000 evacuated as severe floods and landslides hit Brazil https://watchers.news/2017/05/29/brazil-flood/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Fierce Wind Lashes Moscow, Leaving 12 Dead https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/29/world/europe/fierce-wind-lashes-moscow.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur&_r=0

Volcanic activity worldwide 29 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63340/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-29-May-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sakurajima.html

Cyclone Mora Hits Bangladesh With Heavy Wind and Rain, Thousands Evacuated http://www.chennaionline.com/article/cyclone-mora-hits-bangladesh-heavy-wind-and-rain-thousands-evacuated

2 dead, 1 missing after severe weather rips through Midwest http://www.koat.com/article/2-dead-1-missing-after-severe-weather-rips-through-midwest/9945052

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 May 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63349/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-May-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sabanc.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 31 May 2017: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63426/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-May-2017-Stromboli-volcano-Fuego-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Erta-A.html

Severe flash floods hit Turkey’s Izmir, turning streets into raging rivers https://watchers.news/2017/05/31/severe-flash-flood-izmir-turkey/

Nagaland: Two dead, two missing in flash floods in Phek district http://www.firstpost.com/india/nagaland-2-dead-2-missing-in-flash-floods-in-phek-district-3505415.html

Disaster risk reduction

Natural & Nature-based Flood Management: A Green Guide http://envirodm.org/flood-management

Earthquake is the hazard that accounts for the highest number of people potentially exposed https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/atlas-human-planet-2017-global-exposure-natural-hazards

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

Strategies key to Sendai progress http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53432

Digital Earth Australia http://www.ga.gov.au/about/projects/geographic/digital-earth-australia

Disaster risk management: Science helps save lives http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Disaster_risk_management_Science_helps_save_lives_999.html

200 cities to use new tool to improve disaster-related resilience this year http://citiscope.org/story/2017/200-cities-use-new-tool-improve-disaster-related-resilience-year

A Framework to Counter Infectious Disease Crises https://www.nap.edu/catalog/21891/the-neglected-dimension-of-global-security-a-framework-to-counter#.WSOjIGT2J58.twitter

How Toronto can waterproof itself against record-setting rainfall and lake levels http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/how-toronto-can-waterproof-itself-against-record-setting-rainfall-and-lake-levels-1.4135947

Disclosing flood risk at time of sale http://www.insblogs.com/uncategorized/disclosing-flood-risk-time-sale/7510

Scientists use a new remote-controlled robot to capture data from the middle of an open ocean typhoon https://eos.org/research-spotlights/wave-gliding-in-the-eye-of-the-storm

Sendai Framework monitoring starts early 2018 http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53462

Israel to Install Earthquake Early Warning System By Next Year http://www.jewishpress.com/news/science-and-tech/israel-to-install-earthquake-early-warning-system-by-next-year/2017/05/29/

‘Traditional burning’: Reviving Indigenous cultural burns for bushfire management http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/24/traditional-burning-reviving-indigenous-cultural-burns-bushfire-management

Sendai Framework data readiness review 2017 – Global summary report http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53080

Reinforcing Resilience to Natural Disasters in Disaster Prone Districts in Malawi http://www.mw.undp.org/content/malawi/en/home/presscenter/articles/2017/05/15/reinforcing-resilience-to-natural-disasters-in-disaster-prone-districts-in-malawi.html

Group collaboration develops visual delights – SEQWaterFutures charrette in action http://floodcop.com.au/2016/08/16/group-collaboration-develops-visual-delights-seqwaterfutures-charrette-in-action/

Fighting wildfires in America cost federal agencies almost $2 billion last year http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-fighting-wildfires-often-fails-and-what-to-do-about-it/

New database sheds light on prehistoric NZ tsunamis http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1705/S00087/new-database-sheds-light-on-prehistoric-nz-tsunamis.htm

YEW Disaster Severity Index: Proposal of a New Tool in Disaster Metrics https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/yew-disaster-severity-index-proposal-of-a-new-tool-in-disaster-metrics/57E856D9F04937C1CCEC3ED3AA663D95

May 2017 Floodplain Management Australia Flyer http://archive.aweber.com/awlist3776483/Jf_pK/h/FMA_Monthly_Flyer_5_May.htm

Improving Decision Making about Natural Disaster Mitigation Funding in Australia—A Framework http://www.mdpi.com/2079-9276/5/3/28/htm

Govt in slumber to prevent 2014-like floods http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/srinagar-city/story/251112.html

Lanka President blames lack of prevention for flood disaster http://www.ptinews.com/news/8758129_Lanka-President-blames-lack-of-prevention-for-flood-disaster.html

Pilot project will provide early warning of potential flooding in Dublin http://news.europawire.eu/pilot-project-will-provide-early-warning-of-potential-flooding-in-dublin-432134567890/eu-press-release/2017/06/01/

90 per cent of UK floodplains unfit for purpose http://www.salford.ac.uk/news/articles/2017/scientists-reveal-floodplains-face-uncertain-future

Emergency management

Missouri Governor Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Historic Flooding http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-missouri-governor-requests-federal-disaster-declaration?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Advanced Evacuation Simulations http://www.feuertrutz.com/advanced-evacuation-simulations/150/50596/

Reducing Risk and Rebuilding Lives After the Ecuador Earthquake http://stories.undp.org/building-back-better

A new dynamic network flow algorithm using base state amendment model for emergency response https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316929949_A_new_dynamic_network_flow_algorithm_using_base_state_amendment_model_for_emergency_response

What does the State Emergency Service do between disasters? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-26/what-does-the-ses-do-between-disasters/8558934

US Mass Shooting Tracker https://www.massshootingtracker.org/data

Manchester Bombing Is Europe’s 13th Terrorist Attack Since 2015 http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/05/23/529645904/manchester-bombing-is-europes-12th-terrorist-attack-since-2015?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170523

Sri Lanka: UN agency deploys rapid assessment teams to assist in wake of monsoon floods, landslides http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56866#.WS3xtZKGPIU

Storm surge: A hurricane’s deadliest threat gets its own alerts https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/05/30/storm-surge-hurricanes-deadliest-threat-gets-its-own-alerts/102313750/

Early warning for all http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53402

The first draft of the revised Sphere standards is available online for the humanitarian community to share their feedback and recommendations http://mailchi.mp/sphereproject/be-part-of-the-sphere-handbook-revision-the-right-time-is-now?e=7b7b0ca03f

Learning from a Flood-Alarm System’s Fate http://glacierhub.org/2017/05/31/learning-from-a-flood-alarm-systems-fate/

Emergency futures: exception, urgency, interval, hope http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-954X.12447?utm_content=buffer689a3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&

Optimized evacuation route based on crowd simulation https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316782170_Optimized_evacuation_route_based_on_crowd_simulation

As Disaster Hits Again, Early Warning Text Messages Fly in Sri Lanka http://floodlist.com/asia/disaster-hits-early-warning-text-messages-fly-sri-lanka?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Victoria Community Resilience and Preparedness Frameworks launched https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/community-resilience-and-preparedness-frameworks-launched

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Flood risk awareness and warnings from this app https://floodassist.co.uk/home/blogentry?blogEntryID=1036

Games involving risk, decision making, disaster management and climate change by the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre http://climatecentre.org/resources-games/games-overview

Games for Social Change https://elab.emerson.edu/projects/games-for-social-change

This post will examine the volcanology behind the film Dante’s Peak http://www.volcanicsapphire.com/2017/05/14-dantes-peak-review-no-1-little-evidence-and-spiders/

This post continues in the series analysing the volcanology of the 1997 disaster film Dante’s Peak http://www.volcanicsapphire.com/2017/05/15-dantes-peak-review-2-warning-signs/

Why facts don’t change our minds http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds

Who doesn’t read books in America? http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/23/who-doesnt-read-books-in-america/?utm_content=buffer78b6b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How can civil society influence nuclear waste decisions? http://www.nuclear-transparency-watch.eu/activities/presentation-of-johan-swahn-during-the-enef-on-may-23-2017-panel-on-radioactive-waste-management.html

Wildfire awareness colouring competition https://wildfireinthewest.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=rAzoXFwBAAA.GiKKPknzbY8TqpBd1R3FysiohpwSBzQZntHE1psqZJNB8pjYfoUvBrIsOKFQXQxHcnfeI6ZXgaYLUNw4vEaMOQ._eJnCsu18DwEbJmn-mxx-w&postId=1592067027948672275&type=POST

Schools in Portland are rejecting traditional (and insufficient) ways to teach students about climate change http://blogs.worldwatch.org/schools-portland-climate-change/

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Read Poetry http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/05/this-is-what-happens-to-your-brain-when-you-read-poetry.html?mid=twitter_scienceofus

Using census data to explore communities http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/geo/geosearch-georecherche/index-eng.cfm

This is your brain on communication http://ideas.ted.com/this-is-your-brain-on-communication/?utm_content=bufferca0b6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

What the Bard can teach science about language and the limits of the human mind http://nautil.us/issue/48/chaos/shakespeares-genius-is-nonsense-rp

Bridging the Gap Between Flood Science and Communities http://envirodm.org/post/bridging-the-gap-between-flood-science-and-communities

Social media and emergency management

Proceeedings of the 2017 International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management (ISCRAM) https://iscram2017.mines-albi.fr/program/

Disaster psychology

Designing smartphone mental health applications for emergency service workers https://academic.oup.com/occmed/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/occmed/kqx056/3848864/Designing-smartphone-mental-health-applications?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Depression risk following natural disaster can be predicted via pupil dilation https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170523095426.htm

“We must mend what has been torn apart, make justice imaginable again in a world so obviously unjust, give happiness a meaning once more…” https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/12/28/albert-camus-almond-trees-character/

Seneca on Grief and the Key to Resilience in the Face of Loss https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/05/02/seneca-consolation-to-helvia/

Social Capital and Disasters

Strong communities are good for mental health: they provide a sense of security and safety, especially during times of crisis https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/short-history-mental-health/201705/remembering-the-west-end

 

The Centre for Flood, Communities and Resilience at the University of the West of England, Bristol is advertising for a full time Professorial post in Behaviour Change http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/aboutus/workingatuwe

Today in disaster resilience (26 May 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

State of emergency declared in Indiana county due to flash flooding http://abcnews.go.com/US/state-emergency-declared-indiana-county-due-flash-flooding/story?id=47526049&cid=social_twitter_abcn

South Africa’s Western Cape declares drought disaster http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40002770

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 May 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Ambrym, Sakuraji https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63239/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-May-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Ambrym-Sakuraji.html

Thailand – Deadly Floods in Sukhothai Province http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-sukhothai-may-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Guyana – Houses Destroyed After Severe Floods Hit Two Regions http://floodlist.com/america/guyana-floods-may-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday night that killed 22 people https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/world/europe/manchester-arena-attack-ariana-grande.html?_r=0

Bolivia – Hundreds Affected by Floods in Santa Cruz Department http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-floods-santa-cruz-may-2017

Landslide buries California’s Pacific Coast Highway http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40031704

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Langila https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63264/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-May-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Langi.html

Southern China hit by torrential rain, flooding http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2095474/southern-china-hit-torrential-rain-flooding

Ebola outbreak may be smaller than feared, WHO indicates https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/25/ebola-congo-update/

Washington Wildfire Causes Evacuation of Over 100 Homes http://www.firefighternation.com/articles/2017/05/washington-wildfire-causes-evacuation-of-over-100-homes.html?utm_content=bufferd2a54&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Deadly wildfires sweep Siberia http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-40053726/deadly-wildfires-sweep-siberia

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Piton de la Fournaise, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63288/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-May-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-Sinabung.html

Disaster risk reduction

Scientists search for Caribbean quake clues https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/30/scientists-search-caribbean-quake-clues-terrawatch?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

Putting a price on the cost of disasters https://www.zilient.org/article/put-price-costs-disasters-un-risk-chief

Australia integrates climate and disaster risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52874

Mexico meeting to bring world together on disaster prevention https://www.zilient.org/article/mexico-meeting-bring-world-together-disaster-prevention?utm_content=buffer51f8a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Chile feels the full force of flooding http://acclimatise.uk.com/network/article/chile-feels-the-full-force-of-flooding

Overbuilt levees upstream reignite skepticism about ones near St. Louis http://missoulian.com/news/local/overbuilt-levees-upstream-reignite-skepticism-about-ones-near-st-louis/article_8968c7f1-12b7-58a7-a719-1760158b183b.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Urban risks: Where are the five biggest blind spots? http://citiscope.org/partner/2017/urban-risks-where-are-five-biggest-blind-spots

Dutch scientists chart coastal flooding in the future: 50% more people at risk in 2080 http://meteorology-news.com/tabs/blog/2017/05/dutch-scientists-chart-coastal-flooding-in-the-future-50-more-people-at-risk-in-2080

Flood risk analysis & flood warning systems for Malaysia http://www.ambiental.co.uk/flood-risk-analysis-flood-warning-systems-for-malaysia/

Standard approach to flood risk management appears to disadvantage the most vulnerable https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/standard-approach-to-flood-risk-management-appears-to-disadvantage-the-most-vulnerable/

Canadians don’t understand flood risk – Expert http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/flood/canadians-dont-understand-flood-risk–expert-66496.aspx

Council report makes flood recommendations after coastal flooding http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-39703075

Final agenda for the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction http://www.unisdr.org/conferences/2017/globalplatform/en/programme

Port Hills researchers hope study will help with fire prevention http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201844652/port-hills-researchers-hope-study-will-help-with-fire-prevention

Meteorology professors explain how dangerous tornadoes form http://www.businessinsider.com/meteorology-professors-explain-how-dangerous-tornadoes-form-2017-5?IR=T

‘Blizzard of embers’: Wildfire expert on what caused the Fort McMurray fire http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7313984–blizzard-of-embers-wildfire-expert-on-what-caused-the-fort-mcmurray-fire/

A Path to Progress: Implementing the Sendai Framework’s global mandate for better evidence in disasters http://www.evidenceaid.org/a-path-to-progress-implementing-the-sendai-frameworks-global-mandate-for-better-evidence-in-disasters/

‘Resilient Calgary’ to highlight natural disaster research, resilience in Alberta http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/resilient-calgary-to-highlight-disaster-research-in-alberta

Facilitating continuity across UK Disaster research http://www.evidenceaid.org/facilitating-continuity-across-uk-disaster-research/

Rebuilding after disasters should stress safer, better, Goodale says http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/rebuilding-disasters-stress-safer-better-goodale-says-1004113361/

African countries boost risk knowledge http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53277

UN Disaster Forum to Push for Risk-Cutting Plans, Finance http://floodlist.com/protection/unisdr-plans-cut-disaster-risk-finance?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

UNDP & the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/undp-since-sendai.html

PERFACT – More than a Creative Acronym; A Project Advancing Integrated Fire Management https://fireadaptednetwork.org/perfact-advancing-integrated-fire-management/

Flood risk reduction and flow buffering in Indonesia http://www.wur.nl/en/newsarticle/Stable-rivers-thanks-to-local-population.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The GAR atlas: Unveiling global disaster risk http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53086

Delivering disaster risk reduction by 2030: pathways to progress http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53299

Measuring flood resilience: the Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement Tool http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53269

Improving accuracy, timeliness and access to flood early warning http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53270

UN resilience ‘scorecard’ to help cities curb disaster losses from climate change, other risk drivers http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56825#.WSS3RZKGPIV

Italy’s Supervolcano Builds Up Stress — But No Eruption Coming http://www.livescience.com/59215-italy-supervolcano-builds-up-stress.html

What Research Says about Defeating Terrorism https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-research-says-about-defeating-terrorism/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

Attacks Increase As ISIS Loses Territory In Iraq And Syria http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/05/23/attacks-isis-losing-territory?adbid=867124238158667776&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453&adbsc=social_20170523_1532271

New Report Reveals World’s Deadliest Tornado, Lightning, Tropical Cyclone And Hailstorm https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/wmo-determines-highest-death-tolls-from-tropical-cyclones-tornadoes-lightning

Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities http://www.unisdr.org/campaign/resilientcities/home/toolkitblkitem/?id=4

Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference: Saving Lives, Reducing Losses http://floodlist.com/protection/multi-hazard-early-warning-conference-saving-lives-reducing-losses

World Wide Water Watch List May 2017 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/4/28/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-may-2017

High tides are causing more flooding more often https://coast.noaa.gov/states/fast-facts/recurrent-tidal-flooding.html

It’s not just campfires: 6 causes of wildfires in Arizona http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-wildfires/2017/05/23/six-causes-wildfires-arizona/328962001/

The Big One is going to happen, no matter how much you want to deny it, California scientists say http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lucy-jones-why-earthquakes-scare-us-20170524-htmlstory.html

Why rebuild after flood if it’s likely to happen again, asks climatologist http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-may-15-2017-1.4112604/why-rebuild-after-flood-if-it-s-likely-to-happen-again-asks-climatologist-1.4112612

New EU aid for natural disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean http://reliefweb.int/report/haiti/new-eu-aid-natural-disasters-latin-america-and-caribbean

Coastal flood risk management: A step by step approach https://www.acccrn.net/blog/coastal-flood-risk-management-step-step-approach

Planning for the future: prioritising mitigation options and improving risk reduction http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/30?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=hazardnote30

Deep heat may have spawned one of the world’s deadliest tsunamis https://www.sciencenews.org/article/deep-heat-may-have-spawned-one-worlds-deadliest-tsunamis

Ancient Impact May Have Triggered Long-Term Volcanic Eruptions https://eos.org/research-spotlights/ancient-impact-may-have-triggered-long-term-volcanic-eruptions

Linking Atmospheric Rivers to Wildfire Patterns in the Southwest https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/content/data-announcement-linking-atmospheric-rivers-wildfire-patterns-southwest

Countries most affected by weather disasters do not spend more on weather services https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/aaft-cma052217.php

Before the Flood: the Value of Mitigation http://www.governing.com/columns/smart-mgmt/col-value-flood-mitigation.html

Getting warmer: Welsh researchers reveal hidden secrets of burnt stuff http://avbfb.org.au/international-wildfire-research-heats-up-in-wa/

Flooding: Lagos moves to avert disaster http://nigeriarealestatehub.com/flooding-lagos-disaster-avert.html/

Emergency management

Remote Aboriginal community trains to develop emergency rescue skills http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-28/remote-aboriginal-communities-train-to-respond-to-emergencies/8480378

The Oso landslide: a new paper on the material properties and failure mechanism https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/28/oso-landslide-new-paper/

New Zealand earthquake gives unexpected benefit http://www.bbc.co.uk.ln.is/xGkqL

Fallen at home? Firefighter service eases pressure on ambulances https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2017/apr/27/firefighter-falls-callout-service-easing-pressure-ambulances

It’s been a disastrous, costly start to the year for weather https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/04/06/weather-disasters/100121356/

Red Cross update: Alberta fires, one year on http://www.redcross.ca/blog/2017/4/red-cross-update–alberta-fires–one-year-on?utm_source=bambu&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ABfires

One year after wildfire, was the evacuation of Fort McMurray called at the right time? http://globalnews.ca/news/3403834/one-year-after-wildfire-was-the-evacuation-of-fort-mcmurray-called-at-the-right-time/?utm_source=Article&utm_medium=MostPopular&utm_campaign=2014

Supporting emergency management officials during the Fort McMurray wildfire response http://www.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/en/dynamic-article.page?doc=supporting-emergency-management-officials-during-the-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-response/j1wgdft5

Ayu in Osh, Kyrgyzstan: a large landslide has killed 24 people, and another large flowslide in Uzgen region https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/05/02/ayu-1/

Ipswich records highest growth in house prices in Queensland even after floods https://www.domain.com.au/news/ipswich-records-highest-growth-in-house-prices-in-queensland-20170502-gvx39j/

Brock Long of North Carolina to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/28/president-donald-j-trump-announces-key-additions-his-administration

Practical lessons learned from the evolving fire and emergency services sector in the UK: a contemporary perspective on leadership http://www.afac.com.au/events

Deadly flash floods set to worsen poverty and hunger in Kenya, experts say http://news.trust.org/item/20170518160528-ob3ra/?cid=social_20170518_72442837&adbid=865247217010987008&adbpl=tw&adbpr=15762575

How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/health/tsunami-japan-cambodia-iodine-defiency.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur&_r=0

Modern Fire Services For A Safer Victoria http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/modern-fire-services-for-a-safer-victoria/

Arkansans Ask: Children & Disasters http://www.aetn.org/programs/arkansansask/childrenanddisasters

Trump’s Response To Disaster Relief Raises Alarms http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/trump-natural-disaster-budget_us_5919f2b9e4b0809be157130a

Fire crews enjoy slow start to wildfire season, but brace for hot, dry summer http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/fire-alberta-saskatchewan-summer-1.4121683

Hurricane Matthew taught shelter officials new lessons https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/21/hurricane-matthew-taught-shelter-officials-new-lessons/335376001/

More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries by conflict, violence and disasters in 2016 http://www.internal-displacement.org/assets/publications/2017/20170522-GRID.pdf

California to Start Limited Public Rollout of Earthquake Early Warning Alerts by 2018 http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/California-Start-Limited-Public-Rollout-Earthquake-Early-Warning-Alerts-by-2018.html

Scientists Look to Skies to Improve Tsunami Detection http://floodlist.com/protection/scientists-look-skies-improve-tsunami-detection

Firefighters are infuriated after they were stopped from helping bomb victims at Manchester Arena http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/firefighters-infuriated-after-were-stopped-13087703

The volcano ghost town that lies abandoned since 10,000 people fled Mount Sinabung eruption in 2014 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4537860/Volcano-ghost-town-lies-abandoned-Mount-Sinabung.html

Supporting Resilient Recovery in Vanuatu https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/soi-vanuatu.pdf

Introduction to Emergency Evacuation: Getting Everybody Out When it Counts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IWMC1BS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_xF0jzbBGAGYT9

New artificial intelligence program developed by RMIT is helping communities plan for big evacuations http://www.rmit.edu.au/news/all-news/2017/may/bushfire-ready–thanks-to-artificial-intelligence

CFA split ‘fight’s not over yet’, Daniel Andrews warned http://avbfb.org.au/cfa-split-fights-not-over-yet-daniel-andrews-warned/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

After the Catastrophe: resistance and the post-truth era http://www.leninology.co.uk/2017/04/after-catastrophe-resistance-for-post.html?utm_content=bufferd0178&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Our expectations of what civic engagement looks like don’t match reality. Can we fix that? http://www.vox.com/polyarchy/2017/2/13/14597548/expectations-civic-engagement-dont-match-reality

MSc in Public Engagement and Science Communication http://beta.www.hull.ac.uk/Study/PGT/public-engagement-sci-comm.aspx

After disaster strikes, Zinah continues to learn http://globalpartnership.org/blog/after-disaster-strikes-zinah-continues-learn?utm_source=gpe_social_en&utm_medium=twitter_en&utm_campaign=daily_blog

Using Project-Based Learning To Flip Bloom’s Taxonomy For Deeper Learning http://wegrowteachers.com/using-project-based-learning-to-flip-blooms-taxonomy-for-deeper-learning/?utm_content=bufferde5c1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Community participation in emergency planning https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-32-02-15

Institute for Peace & Dialogue Summer Academy and Research Programs http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/VII-VIII-Summer-Academy-2017-3-Month-CAS-Research-Program/

Bushfire School Lessons Save Lives https://bushfireresilience.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/562/

“How to live intelligently, even gracefully, in what has clearly become a land of flames” http://www.oregonlive.com/books/index.ssf/2017/05/land_on_fire_gary_ferguson.html

Surf’s up: Monstrous 64-foot wave measured in Southern Ocean https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/05/22/surfs-up-monstrous-64-foot-wave-measured-southern-ocean/102009718/

What is El Niño? http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/learn-about-the-weather/what-is-el-nino-la-nina

PRI Publishes Teacher-Friendly Climate Change Guide https://www.americangeosciences.org/geotimes/pri-publishes-teacher-friendly-climate-change-guide-stem-k12

Stupid bus driver drives through floods http://www.knowyourvideo.com/Bus-Driver-Drives-Through-Flood-295723.html

Flood resilience through community-driven action and partnerships http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53273

Richter’s Scale https://about.hindawi.com/opinion/richters-scale/

Book Review: Citizen Science, How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery https://blog.scistarter.com/2017/05/book-review-citizen-science-ordinary-people-changing-face-discovery/#sthash.wjG2QvzS.vxmZopCC.dpbs

It’s time we stopped paying for your river view http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/its-time-we-stopped-paying-for-your-river-view/

Education as a tool to prevent violent extremism http://en.unesco.org/preventing-violent-extremism/edu-as-tool

CoastAdapt website https://coastadapt.com.au/?utm_content=buffercc91d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet http://earthed.info/about/

Social media and emergency management

“Facebook is hardly the portal to the better world that its most enthusiastic supporters claim” https://blogs.iadb.org/ideasmatter/2017/04/14/moving-social-media-bubble-robust-democracy/

Just as internet adoption and smartphone ownership has grown among seniors, so has social media use http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/05/17/technology-use-among-seniors/?utm_content=buffer66a29&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Seeing Ourselves Through Technology http://jilltxt.net/books/Seeing-Ourselves-Through-Technology-full-book.pdf

Think before you tweet in an attack https://www.wired.com/2017/05/think-tweet-wake-attack/?mbid=social_twitter_onsiteshare

Social media and fake news https://www.aeaweb.org/research/charts/fake-news-impact-presidential-election-2016

 

Disaster psychology

Back to school: Trauma experts to help Edgecumbe pupils http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/04/back-to-school-trauma-experts-to-help-edgecumbe-pupils.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Touched by fire: While the physical damage caused by the wildfire exists in plain sight, a deeper, unseen trauma persists http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/a-year-after-fort-mcmurray-burned-an-unseen-traumapersists/article34862029/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links

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

A promising treatment that uses MDMA could help people suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/psychedelic-compound-in-ecstasy-moves-closer-to-approval-to-treat-ptsd/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_MB_NEWS

Bushfires shape Australia’s landscape – but the trauma burns on and on https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/22/bushfires-shape-australias-landscape-but-the-trauma-burns-on-and-on?CMP=share_btn_tw

Are You Traumatized? https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stress-relief/201705/are-you-traumatized

Building resilience to manage indirect exposure to terror http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/terror-exposure.aspx

Supporting children after a frightening event https://childbereavementuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/1.4b-Supporting-children-after-a-frightening-event.pdf?noredir=true&utm_content=buffer0fbab&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The strength and resilience of kids https://medium.com/@ned.breslin/leaving-their-marks-97d11da9d4eb

Integrating Positive and Clinical Psychology: Viewing Human Functioning as Continua from Positive to Negative Can Benefit Clinical Assessment, Interventions and Understandings of Resilience https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10608-015-9728-y

Social Capital and Disasters

The Injustice of Atlantic City’s Floods https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-injustice-of-atlantic-city-rsquo-s-floods/

Community spirit thrived during peak of flooding crisis http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/naqvi-mohamed-community-spirit-thrived-during-peak-of-crisis

How social ties make us resilient to trauma https://theconversation.com/how-social-ties-make-us-resilient-to-trauma-78223

Societal Resilience in Israel https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/israel/2017-03-23/societal-resilience-israel

 

Today in disaster resilience (28 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Apr 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Poas, Sabancaya, Langila https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62703/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Apr-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Poas-Sabancaya-Langila.html

Winter returns to Europe with a vengeance https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/apr/23/winter-returns-europe-vengeance-world-weatherwatch?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Apr 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sakuraj https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62744/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Apr-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sakuraj.html

Toronto conservation officials keeping close eye on rising water levels near Lake Ontario http://globalnews.ca/news/3401898/toronto-conservation-officials-keeping-close-eye-on-rising-water-levels-near-lake-ontario/

Worst flooding since Hurricane Matthew swamps N. Carolina https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/04/25/north-carolina-raleigh-flooding/100889390/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Langila, Manam https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62757/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Langila-Mana.html

Dominican Republic – Floods Displace Thousands After 400 mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/dominican-republic-floods-april-2017

Arizona Wildfire Explodes in Size Due to Dry, Windy Weather http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/arizona-wildfire-explodes-size-due-dry-windy-weather

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Apr 2017: Etna volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Cleveland, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62775/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Apr-2017-Etna-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Cleveland-Sinabung.html

More than 1.3 million affected by flooding and landslides in South America https://watchers.news/2017/04/27/more-than-1-3-million-affected-by-flooding-and-landslides-in-south-america/

Nuclear town Zheleznogorsk on fire, Russia https://watchers.news/2017/04/25/nuclear-town-zheleznogorsk-on-fire-russia/

Disaster risk reduction

Former FEMA leader: Stop building where hurricanes hit hardest http://www.nola.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/04/craig_fugate_new_orleans_hurri.html

Can Algorithms Predict House Fires? http://datasmart.ash.harvard.edu/news/article/can-algorithms-predict-house-fires-990

China officials look to stem its mounting disaster losses http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2017/04/24/2003669288?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Inserting rights and justice into urban resilience: a focus on everyday risk http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956247816686905

Volcanic eruptions and their repose, unrest, precursors, and timing http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/52786

New era of western wildfire demands new ways of protecting people, ecosystems http://www.colorado.edu/today/2017/04/17/new-era-western-wildfire-demands-new-ways-protecting-people-ecosystems

Katy Examines Preliminary Results For Flood Prevention https://patch.com/texas/sugarland/katy-examines-preliminary-results-flood-prevention?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Texas county looking for water solutions following floods http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/texas/article_b7e3088f-f087-506f-b19c-e32437384cdb.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Measuring, mapping and understanding flood risks around the globe http://www.wri.org//resources/maps/aqueduct-global-flood-analyzer

Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding http://www.npr.org/2017/04/25/525383494/trump-s-proposed-u-s-mexico-border-wall-may-violate-1970-treaty

Rolling Back the Islamic State https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1912.html?adbsc=social_20170426_1464391&adbid=857351087447130113&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

A new study is challenging a long-held theory that tsunamis form and acquire their energy mostly from vertical movement of the seafloor https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170426164703.htm

Contentious Springbank dam stirs up debate at Calgary flood mitigation meeting http://www.630ched.com/syn/98/212999/212999

Maps and charts that explain why Houston is flooding more often http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Maps-that-explain-why-Houston-is-flooding-more-11097834.php

Top 5 Resources for Planning For Wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/top-5-resources-planning-wildfire/?platform=hootsuite

Edgecumbe flood data to be used in natural hazards study http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/329631/edgecumbe-flood-data-to-be-used-in-natural-hazards-study

Protection or problem? Levee heights spark debate over flood safety http://thetelegraph.com/news/100305/protection-or-problem-levee-heights-spark-debate-over-flood-safety

Is the Arabian Sea coast at risk of a tsunami? https://www.varsity.co.uk/science/12744

Emergency management

Alberta’s wildfire season starts at this Edmonton warehouse http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-wildfire-warehouse-front-line-1.4077901

Five Years Later, Cutting Through the Fukushima Myths http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a19871/fukushima-five-years-later/

Why the fire service culture needs to run deep https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/231621018-Why-the-fire-service-culture-needs-to-run-deep/

Where is emergency management heading? http://www.emweekly.com/emweekly-5-steve-detwiler/

No ‘Katrina effect’ boosting state revenue expected in Louisiana flood recovery http://linkis.com/s.nola.com/mKxPs

Harris County Eyes Putting Water to Better Use After Recent Floods http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-Harris-County-eyes-putting-water-to-better-use-after-recent-floods.html?utm_content=bufferbb0f8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal: two years on https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/25/2015-gorkha-earthquake/

Removing the Bottlenecks to Disaster Response http://www.impactingourfuture.com/advocacy/removing-the-bottlenecks-to-disaster-response

Tornado warnings getting worse instead of better http://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/2017/04/25/tornado-warnings-getting-worse-instead-better/100883322/

Kelantan flood victims lose hope of a home after 3 years in huts https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/1973/

Negligence of officials blamed for flood in Lakhai http://www.dhakatribune.com/uncategorized/2017/04/25/negligence-officials-blamed-flood-lakhai/

Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 http://media.swissre.com/documents/sigma2_2017_en.pdf

Typhoon Haiyan’s electric spectacular in the eye of the storm https://www.newscientist.com/article/2128938-typhoon-haiyans-electric-spectacular-in-the-eye-of-the-storm/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&cmpid=SOC|NSNS|2017-Echobox&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1493238559

Crowdsourced Post-Disaster Damage Assessment https://www.hotosm.org/updates/2017-04-26_hot_research_partnership_on_crowdsourced_damage_assessment

Why 1-Hour Lead Time May Be ‘Too Much’ For A Tornado Warning https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/04/26/why-1-hour-lead-time-may-be-too-much-for-a-tornado-warning/#212ef1dc6f01

New earthquake warning technology may reduce damage, increase understanding of hazards https://theaggie.org/2017/04/26/the-journey-to-earthquake-preparation-awareness/

Flood recovery is still a work in progress https://www.echo.net.au/2017/04/flood-recovery-still-work-progress/?utm_content=buffer23293&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning to Be Practical: A Guided Learning Approach to Transform Student Community Resilience When Faced with Natural Hazard Threats http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F11157_2017_1

Climate Education Week Toolkit http://www.earthday.org/wp-content/uploads/Climate-Education-Week-Toolkit-Final5.pdf

Citizen power across the world http://mycommunity.org.uk/2017/04/24/citizen-power-across-world/

Earthquakes – 2001-2015 https://sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=643

Six US states put forward bills that seek to discredit basic concepts like climate change and evolution in school curricula https://news.vice.com/story/six-states-trying-to-pass-climate-denial-in-education-legislation

The Ultimate Photo Map of the 1906 San Francisco Quake https://www.citylab.com/design/2017/04/the-ultimate-historical-photo-map-of-the-1906-san-francisco-quake/523341/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Graphic novel to open up imagination about civic, urban engagement http://www.columbiachronicle.com/arts_and_culture/article_a110407a-26de-11e7-88b7-8355af057f52.html

Raging Waves and Roaring Storms https://trydale.com/raging-waves-roaring-storms/

Disaster terminology http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/terminology/

Current surface wind map https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-224.81,-27.00,1129

What do we mean by ‘Community Resilience”? http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/what-do-we-mean-by-community-resilience-a-systematic-literature-review-of-how-it-is-defined-in-the-literature/?utm_content=buffer66cd1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Virtual Reality Experience of Nepal after the shock http://aftershock.wateraid.org/

Kiwis better off making their own emergency kits, Consumer NZ report finds http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11846928

History provides a lesson in preventing flood deaths http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/history-provides-lesson-preventing-flood-deaths

Cameraman reflects on harrowing assignment of covering flood deaths in northern NSW http://abcnewsgathering.tumblr.com/post/159930028086/cameraman-reflects-on-harrowing-assignment

‘All hands on deck’: Former premier looks back on Flood of the Century http://globalnews.ca/news/3403988/all-hands-on-deck-former-premier-looks-back-on-flood-of-the-century/

Social media and emergency management

Mastodon: yet another SM platform for #SMEM and #VOST to watch during incidents and disasters? https://thinkdisaster.com/2017/04/25/mastodon-yet-another-sm-platform-for-smem-and-vost-to-watch-during-incidents-and-disasters/

Facebook’s Testing a New System to Dispel Fake News Before You Share it http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/facebooks-testing-new-system-dispell-fake-news-you-share-it

Disaster psychology

Phases of Disaster Response http://www.ictg.org/phases-of-disaster-response.html

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Young Children 3 Years Posttrauma http://www.psychiatrist.com/JCP/article/Pages/2017/v78n03/v78n0318.aspx

Social Capital and Disasters

Cities are complex systems – let’s start looking at them that way https://theconversation.com/cities-are-complex-systems-lets-start-looking-at-them-that-way-72665

New book: Social Network Analysis https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/social-network-analysis/book241848?priorityCode=OCEAN0417

Today in disaster resilience (21 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Turrialba, Sinabung, Nevado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62620/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Turrialba-Sinabung-Nevado.html

Iran – Dozens Dead After Major Floods in North West http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-north-west-april-2017

Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/significant-cold-outbreak-hits-europe-two-more-waves-expected/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bogoslof volcano remains in an unpredictable condition, Alaska https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/bogoslof-volcano-remains-in-an-unpredictable-condition-alaska/

Manam volcano eruption forces evacuations, Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/manam-volcano-eruption-forces-evacuations-papua-new-guinea/

Uruguay – Evacuations in Artigas After River Overflows http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-artigas-rivera-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides https://guardian.ng/news/death-toll-rises-to-113-in-peru-floods-mudslides/

Kazakhstan – 7,000 Evacuated After Snowmelt Causes Floods in 7 Regions http://floodlist.com/asia/kazakhstan-snowmelt-floods-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Apr 2017: Etna volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Poas https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62650/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Apr-2017-Etna-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Poas-Sin.html

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes http://in.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-landslide-idINKBN17L24K

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Apr 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62660/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Apr-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Sabancaya-.html

Disaster risk reduction

Supercomputer Recreation of an Oklahoma Tornado https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/04/14/supercomputer-recreation-oklahoma-tornado/

The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development?CID=DEC_TT_data_EN_EXT

How to find an active fault in New Zealand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-CLW8xQm2M&feature=youtu.be

China to relocate millions of people away from disaster zones https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/04/11/china-relocate-millions-people-away-disaster-zones

Challenging Assumptions: What Do We Need to Address in Our Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts? https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/challenging-assumptions-what-do-we-need-to-address-in-our-disaster-risk-reduction-efforts/B00A203A74D3B5CF1E31C2C600A6EE9E

Risk for river flooding in lake-rich regions http://swicca.climate.copernicus.eu/start/implemented-cases-of-local-change-adaptation/impact-based-flood-risk-assessment-in-present-and-future-climate/

One Year on: Flood Re succeeds in bringing more choice for flood affected communities http://www.floodre.co.uk/2017/04/04/one-year-flood-re-succeeds-bringing-choice-flood-affected-communities/

Global Flood Map is a physically based map that provides a worldwide view of moderate- and high-hazard flood zones http://www.fmglobal.com/research-and-resources/global-flood-map?utm_content=buffer1327a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sitting in the shadow of volcanic risk http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170418/NEWS06/912312944/Sitting-in-the-shadow-of-volcanic-risk

Flood defence plans heavily favour London and south-east https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/04/flood-defence-plans-heavily-favour-london-and-south-east

New technology allows scientists to see the forces behind the flames http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.6/inside-the-dangerous-and-unpredictable-behavior-of-wildfire

Shallow geological structures triggered during the Mw 6.4 Meinong earthquake, southwestern Taiwan http://tao.cgu.org.tw/index.php/articles/archive/geophysics/item/1535-2017032002mte

A place for floods to go: Boise Greenbelt, parks protect homes and businesses as do dams http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/letters-from-the-west/article145539009.html

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building ‘promising’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/business/91488214/Earthquake-tests-on-cheap-safe-multi-storey-building-promising

BIBA scheme for high flood risk businesses – breaking new ground http://floodassist.co.uk/Home/BlogEntry?blogEntryID=26

The Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan: amazing new Google Earth imagery http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/18/almaluu-bulak-landslide-1/

You raise me up: Lismore homes adapted to the flood plain http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/how-lismore-has-adapted-to-life-on-a-flood-plain/8443098?pfmredir=sm

Public inquiry for £100m Boston Barrier to begin today http://lincolnshirereporter.co.uk/2017/04/public-inquiry-for-100m-boston-barrier-to-begin-today/

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico http://unisdr.org/go/gp2017/programme

What does it take to build a resilient city? https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/apr/20/what-does-it-take-to-build-a-resilient-city-urban-development-local-government?CMP=share_btn_tw

Human-Caused Fires Call for Human Collaboration https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/we-cannot-stand-alone-human-caused-fires-call-for-human-collaboration

How to Reduce Risk from Extreme Weather Events http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-reduce-risk-from-extreme-weather-events_us_58f78fb1e4b0c892a4fb7471

Threatened Himalayas: What do we know? https://www.thethirdpole.net/2017/04/13/threatened-himalayas-what-do-we-know/

Emergency management

The Hurricane Forecast ‘Cone Of Uncertainty’ May Not Mean What You Think https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/04/17/the-hurricane-forecast-cone-of-uncertainty-may-not-mean-what-you-think/#5a8095ec60a0

University researchers designing video game to simulate emergency response during disasters http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/emergency-evacuation-video-game-dalhousie-disaster-flood-1.4030663

Respiratory problems affect 1 in 5 firefighters after Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-firefighter-study-1.4073284

One year after the earthquake in Ecuador, small producers take their businesses to the next level http://stories.undp.org/drivers-for-recovery

Kaikoura doctors awarded for their contribution after last year’s Kaikoura earthquake http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/91620464/kaikoura-doctors-awarded-for-their-contribution-after-last-years-earthquake

Fatal floods in Carmen http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/opinion/2017/04/19/editorial-fatal-floods-carmen-537204?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis, examination reveals http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170419/dam-managers-made-missteps-in-handling-crisis-examination-reveals?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Multi Hazard Early Warning Conference http://www.wmo.int/earlywarnings2017/

Robots to the rescue in post-disaster recovery http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/10/robots-to-the-rescue-in-post-disaster-recovery

Americans are getting less advance notice for tornadoes, as researchers struggle to understand why https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/04/20/americans-are-getting-less-advance-notice-for-tornadoes-as-researchers-struggle-to-understand-why/?utm_term=.7b659e42763f

Interior’s USGS turns to the cloud to make its earthquake app into a life-saving platform https://federalnewsradio.com/ask-the-cio/2017/04/interiors-usgs-turns-to-the-cloud-to-make-its-earthquake-app-into-a-life-saving-platform/

Flood-affected farmers in New South Wales call for disaster funding three weeks on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-20/nsw-farmers-call-for-natural-disaster-funding/8457678

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Harnessing the communicative power of art in science education http://blogs.agu.org/sciencecommunication/2017/04/17/harnessing-communicative-power-art-science-education/

Pros and cons of egress drills https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304784021_Pros_and_cons_of_egress_drills

Communicating tsunami evacuations effectively https://phys.org/news/2017-04-tsunami-evacuations-effectively.html

Maps: Which Parts of the U.S. See Flash Floods Most Often? http://thevane.gawker.com/maps-which-parts-of-the-u-s-see-flash-floods-most-oft-1622076723

The Ultimate Guide to Hurricane Facts, Information & Resources http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/disaster/hurricanes/#.WPWeu0-wfIU

Flash Flood Safety: 5 Must-Ask Questions http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/travel-tips/articles/flash-flood-safety-5-must-ask-questions

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes https://www.redfin.com/blog/disaster-safety-for-people-with-disabilities

Preparing for and Driving During an Emergency Evacuation http://www.lagrangecountrydodge.com/blog/2016/september/29/car-owners-guide-to-emergency-evacuation.htm

Floods and your livestock http://www.prep4agthreats.org/Assets/Factsheets/Floods-and-Your-Livestock.pdf

Disaster Resilient Australia and New Zealand School Education Network State / Territory DRANZSEN Forums https://www.aidr.org.au/events/event-pages/2017-state-dranzsen-forums/

Disaster Resilience Education for Schools https://www.emschools.org.au/

111 Years Later: San Francisco Remembers 1906 Earthquake Victims http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/111-Years-Later-San-Francisco-Remembers-1906-Earthquake-Victims-419701503.html

Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening https://aeon.co/essays/indigenous-myths-carry-warning-signals-about-natural-disasters

Is Nature Stable, Delicate, or Random? http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/nature-stable-delicate-random/

Flash Floods: The Role of Science, Forecasting, and Communications in Reducing Loss of Life and Economic Disruptions https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/about-ams/ams-statements/statements-of-the-ams-in-force/flash-floods-the-role-of-science-forecasting-and-communications-in-reducing-loss-of-life-and-economic-disruptions/

Tsunamis: Be Prepared and Stay Safe! https://coast.noaa.gov/gallery/videos/tsunamifastdraw/video.html

Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Take Part in 2017 Caribbean Tsunami Exercise http://www.arrl.org/news/view/puerto-rico-radio-amateurs-take-part-in-2017-caribbean-tsunami-exercise

Flood-hit communities are the best placed to collect information about flash flooding http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/04/communityfloodmonitoring/

Photographer’s stunning time-lapse film catches storms over Kansas, eight other states http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article145456679.html

Social Media and Emergency Management

Locals take to social media to support mayor of earthquake devastated town telling tourists not to take selfies in rubble where 300 died http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-earthquake-mayor-amatrice-sergio-pirozzi-stop-rubble-selfies-300-people-died-disaster-tourism-a7689446.html

Understanding communities in an age of social media: the good, the bad, and the complicated http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1187195?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Facebook is making a helicopter that delivers internet during disasters http://www.techradar.com/news/facebook-is-making-an-internet-delivery-mini-helicopter

We Are All Becoming More Narcissistic https://blogs.psychcentral.com/leveraging-adversity/2017/04/we-are-all-becoming-more-narcissistic/

Disaster psychology

A year of mental health challenges after the Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ymm-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-oilsands-1.4071212

New study highlights mental health of first responders following traumatic events http://kutv.com/news/nation-world/new-study-highlights-mental-health-of-first-responders-following-traumatic-events

Preliminary observations on disaster resilience in rural, remote coastal communities http://haznet.ca/themes/research/preliminary-observations-on-disaster-resilience-in-rural-remote-coastal-communities/

Disaster Behavioral Health Capacity Assessment Tool https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/abc/Documents/dbh-capacity-tool.pdf

Social Capital and Disasters

Otodo Gbame: How Lagos Govt Killed A Community And Its Dreams http://icirnigeria.org/otodo-gbame-how-lagos-govt-killed-a-community-and-it-dreams/