Today in disaster resilience (18 August 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

How Real-Time Data Intelligence Is Transforming UK Flood Response http://www.silicon.co.uk/data-storage/bigdata/environment-agency-data-intelligence-216395?inf_by=59939aa7671db88c468b4867

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social media and emergency management

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

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

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

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

 

Social Capital and Disasters

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

Today in disaster resilience (11 August 2017)

disaster

Please find links below to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Typhoon “Noru” leaves at least 2 dead and 9 missing, Japan https://watchers.news/2017/08/06/typhoon-noru-leaves-at-least-2-dead-and-9-missing-japan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

State of emergency extended in Canada’s fire-hit west https://www.yahoo.com/news/state-emergency-extended-canadas-fire-hit-west-161230584.html

Rare August tornado injures at least 25 people in Tulsa https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/08/06/tulsa-tornado-injures-least-25-people/543492001/

Current California wildfire incidents https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/

Flooding in Las Vegas https://www.sott.net/article/358400-1-missing-7-rescued-after-flash-flooding-near-Las-Vegas-Strip

Massive Florida sinkhole claims five more homes http://www.smh.com.au/world/massive-florida-sinkhole-claims-five-more-homes-20170807-gxrbor.html

Flooding kills at least 26 in northern Vietnam http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/flooding-kills-at-least-26-in-northern.html

Pakistan – Deadly Landslides and Floods in Gilgit-Baltistan http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-gilgit-baltistan-august-2017

As many as 100 people feared dead in Chinese earthquake https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/08/as-many-as-100-people-feared-dead-in-chinese-earthquake

“Blizzard of Oz” brings rare thundersnow storms to NSW and Victoria, Australia https://watchers.news/2017/08/08/blizzard-of-oz-thundersnow-storms-australia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Violent thunderstorm hits Italy after major heat wave, leaves 3 dead https://watchers.news/2017/08/08/violent-thunderstorm-hits-italy-after-major-heat-wave-leaves-3-dead/

Significant explosive eruption at Bogoslof, Aviation Color Code Red https://watchers.news/2017/08/07/bogoslof-eruption-august-7-2017/

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Aug 2017: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64626/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Aug-2017-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Reventador.html

Venezuela – Floods Affect Thousands as Major Rivers Overflow http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Landslide in south-west China kills 24 http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/landslide-in-southwest-china-kills-24?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

B.C. wildfires status Wednesday: More than 360 wildfires this season are human-caused http://globalnews.ca/news/3657702/b-c-wildfires-status-wednesday-more-than-360-wildfires-this-season-are-human-caused/

Franklin, the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season is about to hit Veracruz https://watchers.news/2017/08/09/hurricane-franklin-veracruz-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flash Floods Prompt Dozens of Flood Rescues in Houston http://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-flash-floods-prompt-dozens-of-flood-rescues-in-houston?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire flooding caused by heavy rain http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-40875248

Russia – Hundreds Displaced as Floods in Far East Damage Homes and Roads http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-floods-far-east-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Yellowstone volcano has been struck by 1,400 earthquakes in recent weeks, leading to fears that the supervolcano is ready to blow http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-05/sudden-1400-quake-swarm-prompts-question-if-yellowstone-erupted-what-would-be-left

Integrated Flood Management to Enhance Climate Resilience of the Vaisigano River Catchment in Samoa http://adaptation-undp.org/projects/gcf-samoa

Slow the Flow Calderdale http://slowtheflow.net/hardcastle-crags/

Fire mapping with satellites and smart phones https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/fire-mapping-satellites-and-smart-phones

Latest edition of Floodplain Manager http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20459&t=b8e8dbd7019f99804e7cd98109c1b902

Scientists say nation must choose: Planned fires or more unchecked wildfires? http://treesource.org/news/management-and-policy/prescribed-fire-living-with-fire/

A perfect storm is brewing – and we can prevent it http://news.trust.org/item/20170726150028-zqprc/

Study highlights complex causes of Maldives flooding https://phys.org/news/2017-08-highlights-complex-maldives.html

Aerial photos show the stunning transformation of Australia’s top 10 fastest growing regions http://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/aerial-photos-show-the-stunning-transformation-of-australias-top-10-fastest-growing-regions/news-story/ed747bdbc8552fecd3a3e99dcf4a3302

Extremely active hurricane season forecast http://wxshift.com/news/extremely-active-hurricane-season-peak-lies-ahead

NIST Funds 12 Projects to Make Communities More Resilient to Disasters https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2017/08/nist-funds-12-projects-make-communities-more-resilient-disasters

Review of literature on decision support systems for natural hazard risk reduction: Current status and future research directions http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815216311239

 

Emergency Management

The impact of disasters on agriculture: Addressing the information gap http://www.fao.org/resilience/resources/resources-detail/en/c/888728/

In search of International Disaster Law http://www.atha.se/blog/search-international-disaster-law

Vanuatu Launches Tsunami Early Warning System http://floodlist.com/australia/vanuatu-launches-tsunami-early-warning-system

Learning lessons from research insights: Black Saturday case study http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/learning-lessons-from-research-insights-black-saturday-case-study

Fire spread simulator capabilities assessed http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/fire-spread-simulator-capabilities-assessed

14 pumps inactive during New Orleans flooding; disabled turbines led to power issues, officials say http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_b1b59b62-7c71-11e7-ad4a-dfa4a217203a.html

Notes on Working with Volunteers on the Geolocation team https://www.ushahidi.com/blog/2017/08/08/working-with-volunteers-on-the-geolocation-team

Satellite plays important role in detection and monitoring of flood situations over large regions http://www.gisresources.com/flood-monitoring-using-scatsat-1-satellite/

Simulation-based optimization of emergency evacuation strategy in ultra-high-rise buildings https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-3013-1

Odisha Govt Pegs Flood Damage At Rs 219 Cr In 5 Districts http://odishatv.in/odisha/body-slider/odisha-govt-pegs-flood-damage-at-rs-219-cr-in-5-districts-232069/

Disaster and Neglect in Louisiana http://reports.climatecentral.org/great-flood-louisiana/one-year-later/

In times of emergency, Britain needs more than community resilience http://www.citymetric.com/politics/times-emergency-britain-needs-more-community-spirit-3208

New Orleans exploring early warning flood system http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/08/early_warning_flooding_new_orl.html

EARTH EX is designed to improve community resilience to large scale, long duration power outages through multi-sector exercises http://eiscouncil.com/EarthEx

Aon Report – Asia Records $10bn Economic Loss After July Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/aon-report-asia-records-10bn-economic-loss-after-july-floods

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

These Artists Are Trying to Make Climate Change Visceral https://www.outsideonline.com/2229726/these-artists-are-trying-make-climate-change-feel-visceral

Disasters Conference: learning from the past 40 years https://www.odi.org/events/4487-disasters-conference-learning-past-40-years

Disaster Education: A Survey Study to Analyze Disaster Medicine Training in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs in the United States https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/disaster-education-a-survey-study-to-analyze-disaster-medicine-training-in-emergency-medicine-residency-programs-in-the-united-states/A92995A4DFB0E3A8A122E7738C51705C

Enhancing Community Resilience towards Disaster: The Contributing Factors of School-Community Collaborative Network in the Tsunami Affected Area in Aceh http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917301851

Understanding disaster risk terminology http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/terminology/

Disaster preparedness now part of school curriculum in the Philippines http://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2017/07/31/1723194/disaster-preparedness-now-part-school-curriculum

Is Your School In A Flood Zone? https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/thousands-of-us-public-schools-in-flood-zone?utm_term=.xfbvaKa7g#.kr7qbmbG5

Telling Fire’s Story through Narrative and Art https://www.firescience.gov/Digest/FSdigest25.pdf

Students help to promote flood resilience and insurance in the community https://toolkit.climate.gov/case-studies/students-promote-flood-resilience-and-reduce-insurance-costs

How to learn together for wildfire risk management https://fireadaptednetwork.org/five-tips-working-learning-with-partners/?platform=hootsuite

In Case Of A Flood http://www.iii.org/article/case-flood

 

Social media and emergency management

Impact of Social Media on Chennai Floods https://www.gisocial.com/blog/59/social-media/impact-social-media-chennai-floods

Social media data present an opportunity for mental health surveillance after disasters http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0181233

 

Disaster psychology

The nature and distribution of affiliative behaviour during exposure to mild threat http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/4/8/170265

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Social network analysis using R https://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials/Social-Network-Analysis-Using-R/508872-2.html

Social networks are the key to building disaster resilient communities http://vcoss.org.au/documents/2017/05/Building-Resilient-Communities.pdf

 

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (4 August 2017)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social media and emergency management

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

 

Social Capital and Disasters

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (28 July 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social media and emergency management

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

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

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Capital and Disasters

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

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (21 July 2017)

Disaster

What was in the news this week about disaster resilience?

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social media and emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

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

 

Social Capital and Disasters

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

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

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (14 July 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social media and emergency management

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Capital and Disasters

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

 

 

 

 

Today in Disaster Resilience (7 July 2017)

resilience 7 July

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social media and emergency management

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

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

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

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

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

 

Social Capital and Disasters

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

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

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