Today in disaster resilience (20 April 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sydney bushfire: Residents breathe a sigh of relief as disaster averted for a second night http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-16/sydney-bushfire-conditions-ease-for-firefighters/9660818

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/21/02/2018/Storm-system-brings-flooding,-freezing-rain,-snow-to-Midwest

Destructive flash floods, rare tornado hit Algeria https://watchers.news/2018/04/15/destructive-flash-floods-rare-tornado-hit-algeria/

Record-shattering rains trigger destructive floods in Hawaii, 699 mm (27 inches) in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2018/04/16/record-shattering-rains-trigger-destructive-floods-in-hawaii/

Massive storm system sweeps through US, at least 3 deaths reported https://watchers.news/2018/04/15/massive-storm-system-sweeps-through-us-at-least-3-deaths-reported/

One person killed after tornado hits Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina https://watchers.news/2018/04/16/one-person-killed-after-tornado-hits-greensboro-in-guilford-county-north-carolina/

Malawi – Hundreds Displaced by Floods Across the Country http://floodlist.com/africa/malawi-floods-february-2018

Colombia – 12 Dead, 1,067 Families Affected by Recent Severe Weather http://www.smcyinternationalfamily.org/colombia-12-dead-1067-families-affected-recent-severe-weather/

Tanzania – 9 Dead as Flooding Hits Dar Es Salaam http://floodlist.com/africa/tanzania-floods-dar-es-salaam-april-2018

USA – Heavy Rain Floods Parts of New York and New Jersey https://twitter.com/GlobalFloodNews

Homes lost, flood damage in Leamington area worst in 20 years https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/homes-lost-flood-damage-in-leamington-area-worst-in-20-years-1.3886781

Earthquake hits Banjarnegara, kills one, destroys buildings http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/04/18/earthquake-hits-banjarnegara-kills-one-destroys-buildings.html

Kenya – Thousands Displaced as Flooding Continues http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-thousands-displaced-flooding-april-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Martinique – Severe Flooding After 250mm of Rain in 6 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/martinique-floods-april-2018

Entire island of Ambae to be permanently evacuated due to volcano https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/vanuatu-island-evacuation-volcanic-ambae-eruption-entire-population-permanent-a8311716.html?amp&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&__twitter_impression=true

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Apr 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68574/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Apr-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Special Climate Statement 65—persistent summer-like heat sets many April records http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs65.pdf

Alaskan glaciers melting at rate not seen in 400 years https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/alaskan-glaciers-melting-rate-not-seen-400-years/#.WtEfNNoYjkY.twitter

Arctic melting could worsen future California droughts https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/04/arctic-melting-could-worsen-california-droughts/

Experimental effects of climate messages vary geographically https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0122-0

97% consensus on climate change? More like 99.94%, study finds https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/climate-change-consensus-07042018/

Greenhouse effect https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/greenhouse-effect/

Rising sea levels and intense cyclones prompt council action https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/rising-sea-levels-and-intense-cyclones-prompt-coun/3387868/

March was the third warmest globally since 1891 https://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/mar_wld.html

In the coastal communities near the Bering Strait, a winter unlike the rest https://www.climate.gov/news-features/features/coastal-communities-near-bering-strait-winter-unlike-rest

Miami is racing against time to keep up with sea-level rise http://www.businessinsider.com/miami-floods-sea-level-rise-solutions-2018-4/?r=AU&IR=T

The Commonwealth can kickstart a global offensive on climate change https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/18/commonwealth-global-climate-change-new-zealanders?CMP=share_btn_tw

As climate scientists predicted, glaciers are vanishing due to rapidly warming temperatures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/apr/18/glacier-loss-is-accelerating-because-of-global-warming?CMP=share_btn_tw

World Glacier Monitoring Service http://wgms.ch/latest-glacier-mass-balance-data/

Climate change in a San Francisco courtroom http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/news/2018/0410.html

As Climate Costs Grow, Some See A Moneymaking Opportunity https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/17/603230754/as-climate-costs-grow-some-see-a-money-making-opportunity

 

Disaster risk reduction

Disaster Management Research Roadmap for the ASEAN Region https://reliefweb.int/report/world/disaster-management-research-roadmap-asean-region

How building science and research can help avert disaster https://www.aia.org/articles/185061-how-building-science-and-research-can-help-

29 years on from the Hillsborough disaster, Grenfell shows how little we’ve learnt https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/sport/2018/04/29-years-hillsborough-disaster-grenfell-shows-how-little-we-ve-learnt

Heat exposure now more deadly than any other natural disaster https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/heat-exposure-now-more-lethal-than-any-other-natural-disaster

Houston-Area Officials Say They Didn’t Know About Reservoir Flood Risks Pre-Harvey https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2018/04/13/486330.htm

Safer and Stronger Cities: Strategies for Advocating for Federal Resilience Policy https://medium.com/safer-and-stronger-cities-strategies-for-advocatin/introduction-b7ad940f8c72

W&M grad students aid Virginia’s battle against flooding https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/wm-grad-students-aid-virginias-battle-against-flooding.php

At USD 144 billion, global insured losses from disaster events in 2017 were the highest ever, sigma study says http://www.swissre.com/media/news_releases/nr20180410_sigma_global_insured_loses_highest_ever.html

Drought-stricken Cape Town prepares for winter flood risks https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1894883/drought-stricken-cape-town-prepares-for-winter-flood-risks/

Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast http://coastal.la.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Coastal-Master-Plan_Web-Book_CFinal-with-Effective-Date-06092017.pdf

An Affordability Framework for the National Flood Insurance Program https://www.eenews.net/assets/2018/04/17/document_gw_06.pdf

San Francisco’s Big Seismic Gamble https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/04/17/us/san-francisco-earthquake-seismic-gamble.html

Landslides in Nepal: the need for a national agency? https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/17/landslides-in-nepal-1/

Study proposes link between formation of supercontinents, strength of ocean tides https://phys.org/news/2018-04-link-formation-supercontinents-strength-ocean.html

North American and Caribbean Hazards and Disaster Research Centers https://hazards.colorado.edu/resources/research-centers Supercritical river terraces generated by hydraulic and geomorphic interactions https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article-abstract/530330/supercritical-river-terraces-generated-by?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Can We Outsmart a Disaster? http://seismo.berkeley.edu/blog/2018/04/17/can-we-outsmart-disaster.html

Scientists unveil 10,000 sq ft model of Mississippi delta to help save coastline https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/18/mississippi-delta-model-coastal-erosion-scientists?CMP=share_btn_tw

On anniversary of great 1906 quake, California still struggles to prepare for the next ‘big one’ http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-quake-san-francisco-20180418-story.html

The U.S. Is Finally Getting a System to Warn When an Earthquake Is Coming https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/the-app-quakealert-hopes-to-warn-west-coasters-when-an-earthquake-is-coming.html

Visualization of earthquake risk in California https://www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues/maps/visualization-earthquake-risk-california

Seattle is starting to take steps to ready itself for an increased onslaught of rain as a result of climate change and historic weather patterns https://psmag.com/environment/seattle-preps-for-thousand-year-storm

Yorkshire Water hosts first flooding and pollution Hackathon https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/company-news/item/15036-yorkshire-water-hosts-first-flooding-and-pollution-hackathon

Where Next for Flood Risk? Use of Building Polygons Instead of Address Points for Assessment http://blogs.lexisnexis.com/insurance-insights/2018/04/where-next-for-flood-risk-use-of-building-polygons-instead-of-address-points-for-assessment/

Kilauea volcano: Magma system becomes increasingly pressurized, Hawaii https://watchers.news/2018/04/19/kilauea-volcano-magma-system-becomes-increasingly-pressurized-hawaii/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Development of an urban flood management plan that can deal with conditions of deep uncertainty https://understandrisk.org/adaptive-management-urban-flood-risk/

Humans in a Flammable Forest https://www.sfreporter.com/news/theenthusiast/2018/04/18/humans-in-a-flammable-forest/

Opinion: How to achieve better flood-risk governance in the United States http://www.pnas.org/content/115/15/3731

How San Francisco’s next big quake could play out https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-04489-3

 

Emergency Management

Ulverston’s forgotten flood victims talk of hardship 10 years on http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/ulverston/Ulverstons-forgotten-flood-victims-talk-of-hardship-10-years-on-485a71cf-1b38-4185-bfe9-0d7858375586-ds

FEMA’s plan underestimated Puerto Rican hurricane https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/15/puerto-rico-hurricane-fema-disaster-523033

Rural fire service announced for WA in wake of Yarloop blaze, funded by levy hike http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-13/wa-to-get-rural-fire-service-within-dfes-funded-by-levy-hike/9652920

Developing a coordinated, multi-agency response plan for a future great Alpine Fault earthquake https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00288306.2018.1455716?journalCode=tnzg20#.WtQPmDc3qE8.twitter

Public perceptions of emergency decontamination: Effects of intervention type and responder management strategy during a focus group study http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195922

Federal study launched to revamp hurricane cone of error http://weatherplus.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/03/27/just-in-federal-study-launched-to-revamp-hurricane-cone-of-error/

Volunteer Fire Departments Face Declining Numbers http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Volunteer-fire-Departments-Face-Declining-Numbers.html

Greece: The use of satellite imagery in crisis management after flooding https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57841

Flooded communities in Fiji showing resilience https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/354057/flooded-communities-in-fiji-showing-resilience

Large-Scale and Smaller Disasters Increasingly Call for Shared Responsibility by Everyone http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-EDITORIAL-Large-scale-and-smaller-disasters-increasingly-call-for-shared-responsibility-by-everyone.html

Late bushfire season and extreme heat put pressure on resources https://lighthouse.mq.edu.au/article/late-bushfire-season-will-cost-australia-dearly

How Many Wireless Emergency Alerts Are Too Many? https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/how-many-wireless-emergency-alerts-too-many.html

Puerto Rico In The Midst Of An Islandwide Blackout https://www.npr.org/2018/04/18/603693077/puerto-rico-in-the-midst-of-an-island-wide-blackout

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters https://allhandsandhearts.exposure.co/

Citizen scientists keep a watchful eye on the world’s streams https://eos.org/project-updates/testing-the-waters-mobile-apps-for-crowdsourced-streamflow-data

CrowdWater is a citizen science project to collect hydrological data http://www.crowdwater.ch/en/welcome-to-crowdwater/

Virtual reality technology puts people through ‘searing’ bushfire scenario http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-14/virtual-reality-puts-people-through-searing-bushfire/9645584

Could citizen geologists help scientists make geological maps? https://eos.org/features/crowdsourcing-digital-maps-using-citizen-geologists

Earthquake Education Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDbAmX72CFA&list=PLYJjP6lVJvswbQzrA1O_VA_StEun7HqN8

Tsunami Drills Encourage Students to be Aware of the Impacts of Natural Disasters http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/SchoolTsunamiPreparedness.html

Geoscience Communication https://www.geoscience-communication.net/about/aims_and_scope.html

Disaster education and preparedness in the acute care setting: A cross sectional survey of operating theatre nurse’s disaster knowledge and education https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524836/disaster-education-and-preparedness-in-the-acute-care-setting-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-operating-theatre-nurse-s-disaster-knowledge-and-education

People tend to ignore low-probability risks. And some people think that they have flood insurance when they do not https://www.rand.org/blog/2017/09/why-houstonians-didnt-buy-flood-insurance.html

Minecraft & Lego Used For Emergency Preparedness https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Minecraft-Lego-Used-For-Emergency-Preparedness

Ceremonies commemorate 112th anniversary of 1906 earthquake in SF http://abc7news.com/ceremonies-commemorate-112th-anniversary-of-1906-earthquake-in-sf/3360492/

Rare footage of San Francisco after 1906 earthquake shown in Fremont theater http://abc7.com/footage-of-san-francisco-after-1906-quake-shown-in-fremont/3361514/

Utahns prepare for ‘the big one’ in Great Shakeout earthquake drills http://fox13now.com/2018/04/19/utahns-prepare-for-the-big-one-in-great-shakeout-earthquake-drills/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Is anyone out there? The social media for emergency management audience https://disasterece.com/2018/04/17/is-anyone-out-there-the-social-media-for-emergency-management-audience/

 

Psychology and disasters

Flood risk denial in US coastal communities https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180402085848.htm

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

Daniel Aldrich: More focus on social capital needed as measure of disaster resilience https://federalnewsradio.com/federal-drive/2018/03/daniel-aldrich-more-focus-on-social-capital-needed-as-measure-of-disaster-resilience/

“The most resilient communities appear to be those with a wide variety of deeply rooted cooperative organizations, often made up of volunteers” https://www.futurity.org/volunteers-community-resilience-disasters-1729652/

The opportunity for good in Cape Town’s drought https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/cape-town-drought/

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Today in disaster resilience (13 April 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Record rain, floods hit Argentina and Chile https://watchers.news/2018/04/07/record-rain-floods-hit-argentina-and-chile/

Major eruption at Mount Sinabung, ash to 15 km a.s.l., Indonesia https://watchers.news/2018/04/06/sinabung-eruption-april-6-2018/

A “handy” flood which would assist tourism, the council and more importantly graziers, who have been praying for rain http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/5329437/outback-river-flows-after-seven-years-dry/?cs=7&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Deadly floods, landslides hit West Java, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2018/04/10/deadly-floods-landslides-hit-west-java-indonesia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Severe thunderstorm, snow and tornadoes wreak havoc across New Zealand https://watchers.news/2018/04/10/severe-storm-snow-and-tornadoes-wreak-havoc-across-new-zealand/

Alert raised over eruption threat at Nevados de Chillan volcano, Chile https://watchers.news/2018/04/09/alert-raised-over-eruption-threat-at-nevados-de-chillan-volcano-chile/

Colombia – Over 4,500 Affected by Floods in Nariño Department http://www.smcyinternationalfamily.org/colombia-4500-affected-floods-narino-department/

Indonesia – 1 Dead, Homes Damaged After Flash Flood and Landslides in West Java http://www.smcyinternationalfamily.org/indonesia-1-dead-homes-damaged-flash-flood-landslides-west-java/

Dominican Republic – Thousands Evacuated After Floods in La Vega Province http://www.smcyinternationalfamily.org/dominican-republic-thousands-evacuated-floods-la-vega-province/

Landslide kills man, leaves 5 missing in southwestern Japan http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/122663.php

Earthquake in central Italy: Traffic disruption, schools closed, damage to buildings https://www.thelocal.it/20180410/earthquake-central-italy-macerata-marche-damage-ingv

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Apr 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68466/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-12-Apr-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sakura.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

2nd warmest winter recorded in Turkey since 1971 https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2018/04/08/2nd-warmest-winter-recorded-in-turkey-since-1971?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

South Asia: New framework helps governments meet climate spending goals https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57761

Climate change litigation rising with the seas as victims revert to ‘Plan B’ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-10/climate-change-litigation-rising-with-the-seas-plan-b/9627870?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

To act now or later: The $30 billion climate change question http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12025160

Analysis: How much ‘carbon budget’ is left to limit global warming to 1.5C? https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-how-much-carbon-budget-is-left-to-limit-global-warming-to-1-5c

The News You Choose: news media preferences amplify views on climate change https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09644016.2018.1423909?journalCode=fenp20

European State of the Climate 2017 http://climate.copernicus.eu/CopernicusESC

Selection of Authors for IPCC Sixth Assessment Report http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/pr_ar6_authors.shtml

Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents https://eos.org/articles/reversing-earths-spin-moves-deserts-reshapes-ocean-currents

Rapid Sea Level Rise Possible as Ocean Floods into Antarctica at up to 400 Meters Per Year https://robertscribbler.com/2018/04/04/rapid-sea-level-rise-possible-as-ocean-floods-into-antarctica-at-up-to-400-meters-per-year/

What’s causing this record April heat? https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/04/10/15/29/weather-sydney-adelaide-melbourne-april-heat-records?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Can Nature Help Us Manage Risk in a Time of Growing Climate Extremes? https://www.gfdrr.org/en/feature-story/can-nature-help-us-manage-risk-time-growing-climate-extremes

Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/11/critical-gulf-stream-current-weakest-for-1600-years-research-finds?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

SA swelters in record breaking heat https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/sa-swelters-in-record-breaking-heat

An overview of “resilience” and climate change https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00963402.2018.1436803

Record-breaking heatwave settles in over Sydney https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/record-breaking-heatwave-settles-in-over-sydney-20180411-p4z920.html

Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/metadata/publications/second-assessment-report-of-the-urban-climate-change-research-network

How floating architecture could help save cities from rising seas https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/how-floating-architecture-could-help-save-cities-rising-seas-ncna863976

ANU takes lead role in next global climate assessment http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/anu-takes-lead-role-in-next-global-climate-assessment

Ocean heat waves and weaker winds will keep Australia warm for a while yet https://theconversation.com/ocean-heat-waves-and-weaker-winds-will-keep-australia-warm-for-a-while-yet-94897?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Dangerous climate tipping point is ‘about a century ahead of schedule’ warns scientist https://thinkprogress.org/climate-tipping-point-century-ahead-of-schedule-warns-scientist-06d633f968fc/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Giant storm surge could submerge a third of Tokyo: study https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/03/31/national/giant-storm-surge-submerge-third-tokyo-study/#.WsqOiE8UnIU

FEMA maps lack up-to-date information on flood risk https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-04-08/fema-maps-lack-date-information-flood-risk

Estimates of present and future flood risk in the conterminous United States http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aaac65/meta

Philippines: Experts push for open data law to reduce disaster risk https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57771

Interactive map of the Environment Agency’s Annual Flood and Coastal risk management (FCRM) asset maintenance programme for April 2018-March 2019 https://environment.data.gov.uk/asset-management/index.html

Will we be prepared for the next natural disaster? Let’s make sure the answer is “Yes.” http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2018/04/05/natural-disaster-north-carolina-hurricane-matthew/

The Netherlands and why partnership matters in flood risk management https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/08/07/the-netherlands-and-why-partnership-matters-in-flood-risk-management/

Strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Cambodia http://www.kh.undp.org/content/cambodia/en/home/operations/projects/build-resilience/early-warning-systems.html

The higher the flood risk and the more the company values the future, the more the company will invest in flood defence https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10100-018-0532-0

Expanding Sahara desert is slowly unfolding ‘natural disaster’-researchers http://news.trust.org/item/20180329180013-y55pn/

Engineers and the Environment – natural allies in our fight for a more flood resilient nation https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2018/04/10/engineers-and-the-environment-natural-allies-in-our-fight-for-a-more-flood-resilient-nation/

Report: Solving Houston flooding woes will require wholesale strategy overhaul https://www.texastribune.org/2018/04/05/report-solving-houston-flooding-woes-will-require-wholesale-strategy-o/

First report of the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium http://houstonconsortium.org/p/report?popup=yes

Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems: Understanding Magma Transport, Storage, and Evolution in the Earth’s Crust https://www.amazon.com/Volcanic-Igneous-Plumbing-Systems-Understanding/dp/0128097493/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515140453&sr=8-1&keywords=volcanic+and+igneous+plumbing+systems

Waste fires are more common than you might think https://community.nfpa.org/community/nfpa-today/blog/2018/04/09/journal-now-waste-fires-are-more-common-than-you-might-think

The role of insurance within disaster and climate risk management http://www.climate-insurance.org/fileadmin/user_upload/ACRI__2017_Role_of_Insurance_in_ICRM_online.pdf

Urban Growth Leads to Shorter, More Intense Wet Seasons in Florida Peninsula http://floodlist.com/america/usa/urban-growth-shorter-more-intense-wet-seasons-florida?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Metro assists gogo with flooding issue after 32 years https://paper.li/GlobalFloodNews/1373268934#/

Four ways to strengthen coastal communities’ resilience before the next storm http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2018/04/12/coastal-communities-resilience-storm-hurricane-flooding/?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=growing-returns_coastal-resilience_upd_eco&utm_medium=social-media&utm_id=1523546623

Study finds 37,000 Multnomah County residents live in landslide zones http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/04/new_study_finds_37000_multnoma.html

Seismic Cloak Successfully Deflects Earthquake Waves http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/tech/earthquake-shields/

Grant helps flood maps; UTRGV computer modeling to make multiple scenarios http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/premium/grant-helps-flood-maps-utrgv-computer-modeling-to-make-multiple/article_c9996224-3876-11e8-a628-c7e5851e3c99.html

Harvey, we have a problem! https://openminds.swissre.com/stories/1410/

 

Emergency Management

Japan looks to use drones for disaster mitigation https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/04/05/national/japan-looks-use-drones-disaster-mitigation/#.WsqN9E8UnIU

Did Harvey learn from Katrina? Initial observations of the response to companion animals during Hurricane Harvey https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/57774

How Texas is ‘building back better’ from Hurricane Harvey https://theconversation.com/how-texas-is-building-back-better-from-hurricane-harvey-90609

New York’s Nor’easters Join List of 2018 $1 Billion Disasters https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-06/new-york-s-nor-easters-join-list-of-2018-1-billion-disasters

Death toll from Hurricane Maria severely underreported due to data shortfall https://www.axios.com/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-death-toll-underreported-lack-of-data-99fb8e1c-cd76-442f-bb8d-7b1c5daa9698.html

Aftershocks hit Papua New Guinea as it recovers from a remote major earthquake https://theconversation.com/aftershocks-hit-papua-new-guinea-as-it-recovers-from-a-remote-major-earthquake-94176?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

U.S. Already Hit With 3 Billion-Dollar Disasters, and It’s Only April https://weather.com/news/news/2018-04-06-noaa-billion-dollar-disasters-2018

Older U.S. Emergency Alert Systems May Not be Secure, Researchers Find http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Older-US-Emergency-Alert-Systems-May-Not-be-Secure-Researchers-Find.html

Body confirmed as Tasmanian flood victim https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/39799901/body-confirmed-as-tas-flood-victim/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training – Monitoring Tropical Storms for Emergency Preparedness http://floodlist.com/protection/nasas-applied-remote-sensing-training-arset-monitoring-tropical-storms-for-emergency-preparedness?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

BlazeAid establishes base camps in areas that have experienced natural disaster to help in the recovery process by removing damaged and burnt fencing and rebuilding it https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/blazeaid-helping-to-pay-it-forward

The Use of Satellite Imagery in Crisis Management after Flooding https://medium.com/sentinel-hub/the-use-of-satellite-imagery-in-crisis-management-after-flooding-382be517224f

After Deadly Storms, Agency Retires 4 Hurricane Names https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/12/601920432/after-deadly-storms-agency-retires-four-hurricane-names?utm_medium=RSS

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

1969 US Geological Survey photo of a massive lava ‘bubble’ goes viral https://www.dpreview.com/news/7455540792/1969-us-geological-survey-photo-of-a-massive-lava-bubble-goes-viral

Flood protection is everyone’s responsibility https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57600

How do people behave if flood risk decreases as a result of dams? https://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/125709/

After a downpour, where does all the water go? http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-10/where-does-all-the-water-go-after-it-rains/9622280

Tsunami Preparedness Week highlights education, preparation — even on the east coast https://www.goldstreamgazette.com/news/tsunami-preparedness-week-highlights-education-preparation-even-on-the-east-coast/

Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement (ECE) – An Introduction https://disasterece.com/2018/04/12/disaster-education-communication-and-engagement-ece-an-introduction/

Engaging with communities to build resilience in Vietnam https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/FINAL%20-%20Results%20in%20Resilience%20-%20Mainstreaming%20Disaster%20Resilience%20in%20Vietnam%20-%204.2.18.pdf

How communities improve flood risk management https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRz24fvf58o&feature=youtu.be

How Smart Environmental Data Can Help Calm Clients’ Flooding Jitters https://www.todaysconveyancer.co.uk/guest-writers/smart-environmental-data-can-help-calm-clients-flooding-jitters/

Measuring resilience: a better way to help communities threatened by floods https://www.zurich.com/en/corporate-responsibility/flood-resilience/measuring-flood-resilience?utm_source=Resilient+America+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=27c88422f4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2137faf124-27c88422f4-120190293

Implementing nature-based flood protection https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Brochure%20Implementing%20nature-based%20flood%20protection_voor%20web.pdf

PreparedBC, British Columbia’s one-stop shop for disaster readiness information https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc

Most Americans think climate change has a place in school education http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/americans-support-teaching-children-global-warming/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

The inaugural ISCRAM Asia Pacific regional conference is being planned for 4-7 November 2018 http://www.confer.co.nz/iscramasiapacific2018/#nolink

 

Psychology and disasters

Almost one in five residents affected by Harvey reported mental health problems in the storm’s immediate aftermath https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/After-the-hurricane-the-storm-within-12813259.php#photo-15353068

After Shootings and Hurricanes, Where Are the School Counselors? http://www.governing.com/topics/education/gov-school-counselors-trauma-shooting-disaster.html

Hope and mourning in the Anthropocene: Understanding ecological grief https://theconversation.com/hope-and-mourning-in-the-anthropocene-understanding-ecological-grief-88630

 

Sociology and Disasters

Asking is Better Than Assuming: Enhancing the Work of Wildfire Practitioners with Social Science https://fireadaptednetwork.org/asking-better-assuming-enhancing-work-wildfire-practitioners-social-science/

Floods, Animals and Shared Urban Futures? http://www.metropolitiques.eu/Floods-Animals-and-Shared-Urban-Futures.html

 

April 2018 Newsletter of the International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) http://www.tiems.info/images/pdfs/TIEMS-2018-Newsletter-April.pdf

 

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