Today in disaster resilience (21 September 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Typhoon lashes south China after killing dozens in Philippines https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/typhoon-mangkhut-china-1.4825728

Florence and Mangkhut: Two devastating storms https://www.bbc.com/weather/features/45536138

US storm damage seen from above https://news.sky.com/video/north-carolina-storm-damage-seen-from-above-11499531

Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally at Typhoon Ompong) triggered many landslides along its track https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/09/17/barangay-ucab-1/

Nigeria floods kill more than 100 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45546695

Typhoon Mangkhut leaves trail of destruction in China https://www.dw.com/en/typhoon-mangkhut-leaves-trail-of-destruction-in-china/a-45514612

Storm Helene hits parts of England and Scotland with 80mph gusts https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/storm-helene-hits-britain-with-winds-up-to-70mph-and-torrential-rain-a3938391.html

Death toll from landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut rises to 81, three days after it battered northern Luzon island https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/philippines-landslide-piece-180919203522369.html

The Largest Bushfire In California’s History Is Finally Out https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/09/the-largest-bushfire-in-californias-history-is-finally-out/

Colorado wildfire update: Heat, fall leaves and winds increase fire activity https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/19/colorado-wildfire-update-september-18/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=tw-denverpost

Storm Ali: Woman who died after caravan swept off cliff named; 67,000 remain without power https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/storm-ali-woman-who-died-after-caravan-swept-off-cliff-named-67000-remain-without-power-870067.html

Florence death toll rises to 32 as floodwaters linger in North Carolina https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/18/florence-death-toll-north-carolina-flooding

3 Dead, 6 missing after landslide in Thailand http://www.news4europe.eu/6350_world/5667413_3-dead-6-missing-after-landslide-in-thailand.html

Algeria – Deadly Flash Floods in Constantine and Tebessa http://floodlist.com/africa/algeria-flash-floods-constantine-tebessa-september-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Sep 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70663/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Sep-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Dukono-Reventador.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How climate change is ‘loading the dice’ for more perilous https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-climate-change-is-loading-the-dice-for-more-perilous-hurricanes

The vast majority of Americans think elected leaders should tackle the carbon crisis https://www.momscleanairforce.org/americans-climate-change-poll/

Hurricane Florence’s catastrophic flooding is a sign of what’s to come https://grist.org/article/hurricane-florences-catastrophic-flooding-is-a-sign-of-whats-to-come/?platform=hootsuite

Nigeria: Ocean Surge in Lagos and Coastal Areas https://allafrica.com/stories/201809160218.html

Scientists predict Tangier Island could be uninhabitable within 25 years https://psmag.com/magazine/the-countrys-first-climate-change-casualties

How climate change could cause more mega-storms like Super Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2164262/how-climate-change-could-cause-more-mega-storms-super-typhoon

Mean and extreme northwest Australian (NWA) summertime rainfall has increased significantly since 1950 https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/joc.5788

Limiting Warming to 2°C Would Prevent ‘Worldwide Increases’ in Heat-Related Deaths https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-heat-deaths-2604577771.html

Shade can ease heat, but one neighborhood finds trees are just part of the solution https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2018/09/18/shade-can-ease-phoenix-heat-but-trees-need-water-grow/1104865002/

Exploring challenges and opportunities to leveraging carbon removal strategies to help tackle climate change https://www.wri.org/our-work/project/carbon-removal

Yes, You Can Blame Bad Storms on Climate Change https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-09-16/extreme-weather-like-hurricanes-can-be-linked-to-climate-change

Climate change impacts on dam safety https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/18/2471/2018/

How climate change is driving global hunger https://www.axios.com/climate-change-global-hunger-united-nations-8a95b201-fb02-4ee7-92f3-8369eed6abf7.html

Tropics are widening as predicted by climate models, research finds https://news.iu.edu/stories/2018/09/iub/releases/17-tropics-widening-as-predicted-by-models.html

Scientists to study climate change impact on Kerala https://www.livemint.com/Politics/UbjFjGwTvVTlsT1LY79PlL/Scientists-to-study-climate-change-impact-on-Kerala.html

Amidst a rising sea-level crisis, staying resilient in New Orleans https://www.greenbiz.com/article/amidst-rising-sea-level-crisis-staying-resilient-new-orleans

What is the future for coastal freshwater wetlands in a changing climate? https://catchmenttocoast.org/2018/09/19/what-is-the-future-for-coastal-freshwater-wetlands-in-a-changing-climate/

A groundbreaking Hurricane Florence study could change how we think about climate https://grist.org/article/a-groundbreaking-hurricane-florence-study-could-change-how-we-think-about-climate/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Late payment as helpful as no insurance: Lessons from the Canterbury quakes https://www.nzherald.co.nz/personal-finance/news/article.cfm?c_id=12&objectid=12126421

Feds accepting applications to buy development rights for properties damaged by Irene, Sandy https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Feds-accepting-applications-to-buy-development-13227615.php?utm_campaign=twitter-desktop&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Chatham County may change flood-related building ordinance rules http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180916/chatham-county-may-change-flood-related-building-ordinance-rules

What if America had a Detective Agency for Disasters? https://www.wired.com/story/what-if-america-had-a-detective-agency-for-disasters/amp?__twitter_impression=true

What did really improve our meso‐scale hydrological model? A multi‐dimensional analysis based on real observations https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1029/2018WR022813

The complex business of predicting a flood https://fountainink.in/reportage/the-complex-business-of-predicting-a-flood

Florence flooding numbers https://www.axios.com/hurricane-florence-flooding-carolinas-rivers-rise-b2851e67-17e4-4a5d-95aa-6cdefacc4a45.html

Our building boom meets Mother Nature https://www.axios.com/our-building-boom-meets-mother-nature-1537217546-6ea5db98-ee4a-44a8-a5d3-daf455fecda7.html

The floodplains read like maps of economic inequality https://medium.com/s/story/slow-drip-hurricanes-floods-and-poverty-594226dd3eb6

Copernicus Sentinel maps Hurricane Florence flooding https://phys.org/news/2018-09-copernicus-sentinel-hurricane-florence.html

British tsunamis ‘happen much more often’ than thought https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45541721

In the Face of Disaster, Architects Are Redesigning Their Role https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/113893843/list/in-the-face-of-disaster-architects-are-redesigning-their-role/

Lessons from Mexico’s Earthquake Early Warning System https://eos.org/features/lessons-from-mexicos-earthquake-early-warning-system

Why are there so many fires burning the Top End black every year? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-18/why-are-there-so-many-fires-burning-the-top-end-black-every-year/10238998

Mitigating Flood Impacts With Resiliency Parks https://www.routefifty.com/management/2018/09/mitigating-flood-impacts-resiliency-parks/151388/

Evaluating life-safety risk for fieldwork on active volcanoes: the volcano life risk estimator (VoLREst), a volcano observatory’s decision-support tool https://appliedvolc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13617-018-0076-y

Why understanding disaster risk matters for sustainable development https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/why-understanding-disaster-risk-matters-sustainable-development?cid=SURR_TT_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Understanding Risk Balkans Conference https://understandrisk.org/event/urbalkans2018/

Call for applications: Host interesting side events at the GP2019 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/59660

Long before Florence, the city’s buyout program was helping residents leave flood-prone areas https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-19/charlotte-shows-how-to-beat-flooding

New study confirms monster volcano Katla is charging up for an eruption https://icelandmag.is/article/new-study-confirms-monster-volcano-katla-charging-eruption

The meteorology behind Hurricane Florence’s historic rain and flooding https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2018/09/19/meteorology-behind-hurricane-florences-historic-rain-flooding/?utm_term=.b6c209b69676

The Evolution of Earthquake Science http://magazine.ucla.edu/features/the-evolution-of-earthquake-science/

A tectonic squeeze may be loading three thrust faults beneath central Los Angeles http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/a-tectonic-squeeze-may-be-loading-three-thrust-faults-beneath-central-los-angeles-7749/

Building back better in Lao PDR http://www.la.undp.org/content/lao_pdr/en/home/presscenter/blog/2018/building-back-better-in-lao-pdr.html

Mexico City’s Architects of Destruction https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/09/mexico-city-earthquake-damage-building-codes/570679/

 

Emergency Management

Florence’s floodwaters may carry hidden dangers: Electrocution, injury and infection https://abcnews.go.com/Health/florences-floodwaters-carry-hidden-dangers-electrocution-injury-disease/story?id=57821307

In summer 2018, wildfires across western North America disrupted the lives of millions https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/videos/a-season-of-smoke?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=56908366

Transformation and innovation in the wake of devastation: an economic and disaster recovery plan for Puerto Rico https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60397

Why Counting The Number Of Dead After A Hurricane — Or Any Disaster — Matters https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/hurricane-maria-trump-death-count-florence-disaster_us_5b9c4aa0e4b013b0977adc57

From start to finish, Hurricane Florence behaved like no other https://www.news4jax.com/weather/hurricane/from-start-to-finish-hurricane-florence-behaved-like-no-other

Hurricane Florence Creating Housing Shortage for Displaced North Carolinians https://www.wsj.com/articles/hurricane-florence-creating-housing-shortage-for-displaced-north-carolinians-1537263001

1.7 million chickens drown as NC rivers swollen by Florence https://www.yahoo.com/news/1-7-million-chickens-drown-175600464.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=tw

Lack of flood insurance heaps misery on homeowners slammed by Hurricane Florence https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/09/16/florence-and-flood-insurance/1327854002/

Drone images of the Barangay Ucab landslide https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/09/18/barangay-ucab-landslide/

The Strongest Storm Of The Year Shook Southeast Asia This Weekend https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/09/the-strongest-storm-of-the-year-shook-southeast-asia-this-weekend/

Florence is the worst flood in East Coast history. Here’s how locals describe it. https://grist.org/article/florence-is-the-worst-flood-in-east-coast-history-heres-how-locals-describe-it/

New coastal flood warning schemes launch in Scotland https://stv.tv/news/north/1431031-new-coastal-flood-warning-schemes-launch-in-scotland/

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain https://www.apnews.com/5ec5de2d8cd448429b52e9146a4b8878

Hurricanes Irma and Maria: State of Recovery https://disasterphilanthropy.org/event/hurricanes-irma-and-maria-state-of-recovery/

Dry conditions prompt an earlier bushfire season https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/resources/hazardnewsedition/4946

One Year Later, Puerto Rico Is Not Ready for Another Hurricane https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/one-year-later-puerto-rico-not-ready-for-another-hurricane

A Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Is Pushed to Precipice https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-year-after-maria-puerto-rico-is-pushed-to-precipice-1537435802

Why The Way Hurricanes Are Classified Can Be Deceptive https://www.npr.org/2018/09/18/649274572/why-the-way-hurricanes-are-classified-can-be-deceptive

Inflatable veterinary field hospital launched ahead of South Australia’s fire season http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-19/inflatable-veterinary-hospital-to-help-thousands-in-bushfires/10281698

Battle-Tested Houstonians Help Hurricane Victims in The Carolinas https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/09/17/304453/battle-tested-houstonians-help-hurricane-victims-in-the-carolinas/?utm_source=twitter-share-article&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=hpm-share-link

Trump Visited Rain-Drenched North Carolina and It Went About as Well as You’d Expect https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/09/trump-visited-rain-drenched-north-carolina-and-it-went-about-as-well-as-youd-expect/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Enrico Quarantelli: He proved that disasters bring out the best in us https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/28/magazine/the-lives-they-lived-enrico-l-quarantelli.html

How to help people impacted by disasters http://www.disaster-ology.com/home/2017/8/26/-hurricane-harvey-how-to-help–8xpbg-7yf88-chgdy-rj7xm

Super Typhoon, Hurricane: What’s the Difference? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/09/super-typhoon-mangkhut-typhoons-vs-hurricanes/

Uncovering ‘Community’: Challenging an Elusive Concept in Development and Disaster Related Work http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4698/8/3/71

Combining role-play with interactive simulation to motivate informed climate action: Evidence from the World Climate simulation https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0202877

#NoNaturalDisasters http://drrd.org.uk/nonaturaldisasters/

A lesson from Hurricane Maria: Communicate! https://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2018/09/17/lesson-hurricane-maria-communicate?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

A learning review of Communications and Community Engagement during the Hurricane Maria Response in Dominica (2018) http://www.cdacnetwork.org/tools-and-resources/i/20180914160532-w9axq

Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network http://www.didrrn.net/

#NoNaturalDisasters – Journalist guidance https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wauOb1qVH3ID_YZOzkawhCYOROcybxaD3vIMg3DFNUs/edit

How journalists become first responders in a disaster https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2018/how-journalists-become-first-responders-during-a-natural-disaster/

What we need to do to prepare for bushfire season https://www.heraldsun.com.au/rendezview/what-we-need-to-do-to-prepare-for-bushfire-season/news-story/06322d11b0cfba5e93fe7b1b5a3c57b5

 

Disaster Psychology

Scientists weigh public’s emotional responses to climate risks https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/09/scientists-on-emotional-responses-to-climate-risks/

Hurricane kids: What Katrina taught us about saving Puerto Rico’s youngest storm victims https://theconversation.com/hurricane-kids-what-katrina-taught-us-about-saving-puerto-ricos-youngest-storm-victims-101509

‘Even the Best-Run Hurricane Shelters Can Be Highly Stressful’ https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/09/shelter-with-friends-family-hurricane-trauma/570703/

Psychologists explain our climate change anxiety https://thinkprogress.org/hurricanes-wildfires-heatwaves-climate-anxiety-what-psychologists-have-to-say-77a4c4ecaf3b/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Surfacing gender in disaster https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1764639

Hurricane Florence and the Displacement of African-Americans Along the Carolina Coast https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/us/african-americans-hurricane-florence-displacement.html

‘I can’t afford to leave my home’: evacuating too costly for some in path of Hurricane Florence https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/14/myrtle-beach-poorest-evacuating-costly-hurricane-florence?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Unequal Burden of Climate Change https://newrepublic.com/article/151269/hurricane-florence-typhoon-mangkhut-unequal-burden-climate-change

Escaping a major storm like Florence is tough. It’s even tougher when you’re broke http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-florence-poverty-20180916-story.html

 

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Today in disaster resilience (14 September 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Quake death toll reaches 37 in Hokkaido https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180909_09/

3 drown, including mother and toddler, when cars swept away in flooding in Fort Worth https://abcnews.go.com/US/drown-including-mother-toddler-cars-swept-flooding-fort/story?id=57704325

Satellite captures a trio of hurricanes lined up in the Atlantic https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/satellite-captures-trio-hurricanes-lined-atlantic

Flooding in Wisconsin https://www.wired.com/story/wisconsins-floods-are-catastrophic-and-only-getting-worse/

Flooding downpours threaten Taiwan in advance of potential impacts from Typhoon Mangkhut https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/flooding-downpours-threaten-taiwan-in-advance-of-potential-impacts-from-mangkhut/70006009

Residents Lose Millions To Flood On Lagos Island https://gossiphubb.com/residents-lose-millions-to-flood-on-lagos-island/

Spain – Violent Flash Floods Cause Destruction in Toledo Province http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-flash-floods-castile-la-mancha-spain

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Kentucky and Missouri http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-storm-gordon-kentucky-missouri-september-2018

More Than a Million People Expected to Evacuate as Hurricane Florence Approaches the East Coast https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/hurricane-florence-projected-path-impact-category.html

Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Flies Into The Eye Of Florence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv1LnC-rW5Y&feature=youtu.be

About 30 percent of Guam still without power two days after Typhoon Mangkhut https://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2018/09/13/30-percent-guam-still-without-power-after-typhoon-mangkhut/1285099002/

19 persons were confirmed dead while several homes and farmlands destroyed by flood across some communities in 10 local government areas of Kano state http://agricsquare.com/news/how-flood-claims-19-lives-farmlands-homes-in-kano-703

Ebola emergency in Congo https://www.rescue.org/article/ebola-emergency-congo

Why a Downgraded Hurricane Florence Is Still Incredibly Dangerous https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/hurricane-florence-projected-path-category-2-designation.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Sep 2018: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sarychev Peak, Yasur https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70557/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Sep-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sarychev-Peak-Yasur.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Japan resilient, but climate change making disasters worse: experts https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/japan-resilient-but-climate-change-making-disasters-worse-10695052

Bangkok Meet Fails to Finalize Draft on Climate Change Rules https://www.voanews.com/a/bangkok-meet-fails-to-finalize-draft-on-climate-change-rules/4563843.html

Climate Change Likely Iced Neanderthals Out Of Existence https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/modern-humans-didnt-kill-neanderthals-weather-did-180970167/

Climate is the new driver of global conflict https://www.times-standard.com/2018/09/06/climate-is-the-new-driver-of-global-conflict/

Health impacts key focus of new Queensland climate change strategy http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-11/health-impacts-key-focus-of-new-queensland-climate-change-plan/10225616

Climate experts explain what to watch at this week’s Global Climate Action Summit https://www.brookings.edu/blog/planetpolicy/2018/09/10/around-the-halls-climate-experts-explain-what-to-watch-at-this-weeks-global-climate-action-summit/

Although majorities in all age groups recognize the reality of climate change, awareness is highest among young adults https://scholars.unh.edu/carsey/337/

Faces of climate change in the Solomon Islands https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/faces-of-climate-change

‘Climate change moving faster than we are,’ says UN Secretary General https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45471410

The Most Honest Book About Climate Change Yet https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/10/william-vollmann-carbon-ideologies/568309/

The period from now until 2020 is critical to the success of the Paris Agreement on climate change http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/events/2018/climate-2020.html

The UK’s green watchdog will be powerless to halt global warming when we leave the European Union https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/09/observer-letters-climate-change-brexit-threat?CMP=share_btn_tw

New El Niño weather event likely this winter says WMO https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45471409

Climate Change Supercharges Hurricane Florence as 1.5 Million Evacuate in Carolinas & Virginia https://www.democracynow.org/2018/9/11/climate_change_supercharges_hurricane_florence_as

Latest edition of ‘Climate Change’ https://link.springer.com/journal/10584/150/1/page/1

For decades, global hunger was on the decline. Now it’s getting worse again — and climate change is to blame https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2018/09/11/decades-global-hunger-was-decline-now-its-getting-worse-again-climate-change-is-blame/?utm_term=.2399e1ce18d6

More Australians fear climate change as Morrison government dumps emissions legislation https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/more-australians-fear-climate-change-as-morrison-government-dumps-emissions-legislation-20180911-p5031o.html

Three quarters (76%, up from 71% 2017) of Australians accept that climate change is occurring http://www.tai.org.au/content/climate-nation-2018

Estimating the potential impact of climate change on Hurricane Florence https://you.stonybrook.edu/kareed/2018/09/12/estimating-the-potential-impact-of-climate-change-on-hurricane-florence/

Climate Change Is Not Up for Debate. Why Do So Many Teachers Act Like It Is? https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/09/11/climate-change-is-not-up-for-debate.html

When sea levels attack https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/when-sea-levels-attack-2/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Resilient Melbourne annual report https://resilientmelbourne.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Resilient-Melbourne-Annual-Report_2018_.pdf

Using Artificial Intelligence To Locate Risky Dams https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/08/23/artificial-intelligence-find-risky-dams/

World’s largest offshore-earthquake research centre to open in Halifax https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/offshore-earthquake-research-centre-halifax-1.4709922

Spanish flu: the killer that still stalks us, 100 years on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/09/spanish-flu-pandemic-centenary-first-world-war?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

2018 European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.unisdr.org/conference/2018/efdrr

Artificial intelligence could improve predictions for where quake aftershocks will hit https://www.sciencenews.org/article/artificial-neural-network-earthquake-aftershock-predictions

Seasonal predictability of onset and cessation of the east African rains https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094717301986?via%3Dihub

There Was a Plan to Save This City From Flooding. But When the Rains Came, So Did Hesitance https://www.propublica.org/article/cairo-there-was-a-plan-to-save-this-city-from-flooding?platform=hootsuite

10 reasons businesses need to build resilience to disasters https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/10-reasons-businesses-build-resilience-disaster

Wildfires make their own weather, and that matters for fire management https://www.sciencenews.org/article/wildfires-make-their-own-weather-and-matters-fire-management

High-tech masterplan to protect Exmouth from flooding is revealed https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/high-tech-masterplan-protect-exmouth-1987576

Upsurge in house-raising after Kerala floods https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/house-raising-sees-spurt-kerala-owners-try-secure-properties-floods-88067

Google For India: Can Google Fight Floods In India With Artificial Intelligence? https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2018/08/28/google-for-india-can-google-fight-floods-in-india-with-artificial-intelligence_a_23510849/

Hurricane Florence Could Unleash Storm Surge Damage on Nearly 759,000 Homes in the Carolinas and Virginia https://www.corelogic.com/news/hurricane-florence-could-unleash-storm-surge-damage-on-nearly-759000-homes-in-the-carolinas-and-virginia-early-corelogic-analys.aspx?WT.mc_id=twtr_180910_mUAvT

After Billions in Hurricane Damage, Congress Still Hasn’t Passed Flood Insurance Reform https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-11/hurricanes-have-failed-to-spur-flood-insurance-reform-bill?utm_content=business&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_medium=social&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business

Latest edition of ‘Disasters’ https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14677717/2018/42/4

Release of water from Mullaperiyar Dam not a reason behind Kerala floods: CWC https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/release-of-water-from-mullaperiyar-dam-not-a-reason-behind-kerala-floods-cwc/articleshow/65774476.cms

Warnings tell us the next global pandemic is a case of not ‘if’, but ‘when’. So, hypothetically, how is the world preparing itself? https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/this-is-not-a-drill-5-reasons-why-the-experts-are-worried-about-the-next-pandemic

Bangkok has designed a park for the coming age of flooded cities https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/bangkok-has-created-a-sponge-park-to-combat-future-flooding/

Increased computing power is fueling innovative solutions for flood underwriting http://www.gccapitalideas.com/2018/09/11/data-and-analytics-support-innovations-in-flood-risk-management-gcmc-commentary/

A Copula-Based Bayesian Network for Modeling Compound Flood Hazard from Riverine and Coastal Interactions at the Catchment Scale: An Application to the Houston Ship Channel, Texas http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/10/9/1190

Sea Level Rise + Earthquakes +Tsunamis = More Coastal Flooding Ahead http://www.wvtf.org/post/sea-level-rise-earthquakes-tsunamis-more-coastal-flooding-ahead

The role of people in changing modern U.S. fire regimes https://nasem.zoom.us/webinar/register/4615366932581/WN_Vf21gEfLRF-Q9sK9iV38uw?

City Resilience BS67000 Public Consultation https://www.cityresilience.co.uk/

Florence could rival North Carolina’s 1954 ‘benchmark storm’ https://apnews.com/b80e3de011484b32bb47f04ebcb12a5a

Regional Workshop on Strengthening, Empowering, and Mobilizing Youth and Young Professionals in Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia and the Pacific https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwYz1u0x1kI2TEzh7i7GdNGC3A2kFg1GU4Em1NfQb1WzSCdw/viewform

Ensuring our Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance has an impact https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ensuring-our-zurich-flood-resilience-alliance-has-impact-szoenyi/

Satellites to help show when the bush is ready to burn https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/satellites-help-show-when-bush-ready-burn

Preparedness measures on land and sea https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/preparedness-measures-land-and-sea

Kerala’s monsoon: lessons from recent floods in India https://theconversation.com/keralas-monsoon-lessons-from-recent-floods-in-india-101883

What Hurricane Harvey says about risk, climate and resilience https://theconversation.com/what-hurricane-harvey-says-about-risk-climate-and-resilience-83344

One Year Later: Lessons from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma https://www.munichre.com/topics-online/en/2018/09/lessons-from-hurricanes-HIM

Floods are becoming more common across the vast geography of the United States https://www.munichre.com/topics-online/en/2018/07/flood-risks-in-the-usa#furtherinformation

Wisconsin’s catastrophic flooding is a glimpse of the Midwest’s drenched future https://grist.org/article/wisconsins-catastrophic-flooding-is-a-glimpse-of-the-midwests-drenched-future/

 

Emergency Management

Night fire suppression back for this summer https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/night-fire-suppression-back-for-this-summer

Hurricane Irma’s price tag in Florida passes $10 billion https://www-tampabay-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.tampabay.com/news/business/Hurricane-Irma-s-price-tag-in-Florida-passes-10-billion_171176633?template=amp

Emergency management is having a #MeToo moment http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/405366-emergency-management-is-having-a-metoo-moment

Climate change report warns of increased demand on emergency services in Queensland http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-07/queensland-climate-change-strategy-increased-fire-flood-risk/10209896

China and India flood warning https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2163306/has-flood-warning-turned-tide-china-india-relations

“We’re about to wake up”: Victims of Colorado’s 2013 flood look to end of recovery https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/09/colorado-floods-2013-recovery/

Volcán de Fuego: organization of the emergency response https://medium.com/@pnud/volc%C3%A1n-de-fuego-organizaci%C3%B3n-de-la-respuesta-de-emergencia-2ae8a7621ca0

Kogi Govt Sets up Temporary Camps for Flood Victims https://agronaturenigeria.com/kogi-govt-sets-up-temporary-camps-for-flood-victims/

What does preparedness and resilience look like? https://www.jbaconsulting.com/knowledge-hub/preparedness-resilience/

‘No Floor, No Walls, No Ceiling’: Hurricane Irma Recovery Still Underway for Many in Jacksonville http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-No-Floor-no-Walls-no-Ceiling-Hurricane-Irma-Recovery-Still-Underway-for-Many-in-Jacksonville.html

Coverage of the recent AFAC18 Conference https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/changing-success-perth

Focusing on Disaster Recovery with Bryan Koon http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-Focusing-on-Disaster-Recovery-with-Bryan-Koon.html

Kerala is facing daunting waste disposal after flooding https://www.blogcertified.com/2018/09/10/kerala-is-facing-daunting-waste-disposal-after-flooding/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Prep Day Prepares Thousands of Californians for Next Disaster http://www.oesnews.com/prep-day-prepares-thousands-of-californians-for-next-disaster/

Kura e Tai Āniwhaniwha: Tsunami risk reduction activities for kura in the Hawke’s Bay https://resiliencechallenge.nz/matauranga-maori-programme/kura-e-tai-aniwhaniwha/

Immersive virtual reality serious games for evacuation training and research: A systematic literature review https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360131518302380

Virtual field trips bring natural hazards into classrooms https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/virtual-field-trips-bring-natural-hazards-into-classrooms-2018

LEARNZ Natural Hazards field trips http://rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=naturalhazards183

The school-boat defines the social design movement by improving the daily living conditions of people in flood-prone areas https://www.dhakatribune.com/magazine/weekend-tribune/2018/09/06/school-boat-floats-to-exhibition-by-gates-foundation

17 Apps To Help You Get Through The Hurricane https://www.npr.org/2018/09/13/647463731/17-apps-to-help-you-get-through-the-hurricane

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Using Twitter to help provide relief to those in Nagaland affected by flooding http://www.opindia.com/2018/09/twitterati-come-together-to-help-out-flood-striken-nagaland-send-relief-materials/

Taking to social media prior to Hurricane Florence landfall http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2018/09/11/hurricane-florence-household-hacks-go-viral-ahead-major-storm.html

 

Disaster Psychology

Stressful situation: Is flooding in southern Wisconsin taking an emotional toll on you? https://www.channel3000.com/news/stressful-situation-is-flooding-in-southern-wisconsin-taking-an-emotional-toll-on-you-/791999096

Issues with unrealistic optimism and risks https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/lifetime-connections/201809/dangerously-optimistic-whats-too-much-good-thing

Hurricane Florence Is Dangerous, But Here’s Why Some People Won’t Evacuate https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/09/11/hurricane-florence-is-dangerous-why-some-people-wont-leave/#6d133254a035

Evacuating for a big hurricane – just do it https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article218314840.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

Strengthening societal resilience by focusing on the interactions between natural hazards, the built environment, and human societies https://eos.org/editors-vox/we-can-work-it-out-avoiding-disasters

Social justice implications of US managed retreat buyout programs https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s10584-018-2272-5?author_access_token=bAr_N6AU7_14U0_5I_OrxPe4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY6i0pTTVhGWP4AkulV6LxNlFsRLvpYsDANA8Dx97FmnZoxIcXxln3NQ8r9bkFZGGNeqt-pFbtJ4wShJuHEqyM94XoBuXD1lTgWtyRyhVP6NIA%3D%3D

The Hidden Dangers of Hurricane Florence: Catastrophic Storm Surge and Inland Flooding Threatens Rural and Low-Income Communities https://blog.ucsusa.org/rachel-cleetus/the-hidden-dangers-of-hurricane-florence-catastrophic-storm-surge-and-inland-flooding-threatens-rural-and-low-income-communities

Recovering local sociality: learnings from post-disaster community-scale recoveries https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303916

The Sociology Of Panic http://udspace.udel.edu/handle/19716/308

Preparing for Hurricane Florence? Think About Your Neighbors https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/social-ties-matter-most-in-a-disaster/570145/

How social networks can save lives when disasters strike https://theconversation.com/how-social-networks-can-save-lives-when-disasters-strike-103131

The Surprising Geography of Social Capital in America https://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/surprising-geography-social-capital-america-11330.html

Immigrant communities hit on all sides as Hurricane Florence draws near https://thinkprogress.org/hurricane-florence-undocumented-immigrants-ice-ccaabdcbdc03/

Direct Relief has created interactive maps that show the range of social vulnerability in Florence’s projected path https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/09/hurricane-florence-maps-path-unequal-burden/569998/

People of low socioeconomic status are likelier to live in homes that are more vulnerable to the impact of disasters, like trailers https://www.brit.co/hurricane-florence-resist-evacuation/

This Map Shows How the Carolinas Became More Vulnerable to Hurricanes https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/09/13/opinion/hurricane-florence-south-north-carolina.html