Today in disaster resilience (22 September 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

The Latest: Thousands Told to Evacuate as Fla. River Floods https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2017-09-16/the-latest-keys-slowly-reopen-to-residents-business-owners

UK threat level raised to ‘critical’ after homemade bomb wounds 29 on London subway http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-london-subway-explosion-20170915-story.html

Bihar’s scary new flood http://www.hindustantimes.com/interactives/bihar-floods-2017/

Maria rapidly intensifying, about to slam into Leeward Islands as a major hurricane https://watchers.news/2017/09/18/hurricane-maria-forecast-track-leeward-islands-puerto-rico/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Under construction Nam Ao dam bursts, causing severe flash flooding, Laos https://watchers.news/2017/09/18/nam-ao-dam-burst-laos/

Severe storm kills 8, injures at least 140 in western Romania https://watchers.news/2017/09/18/severe-storm-kills-8-injures-at-least-140-in-western-romania/

Alert level raised for Agung volcano, site of one of the largest eruptions of 20th century https://watchers.news/2017/09/15/agung-volcano-alert-level-raised/

Typhoon Doksuri – Death Toll Rises in Vietnam, Flooding Hits Northern Thailand http://floodlist.com/asia/typhoon-doksuri-vietnam-thailand-september-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

56 dead, 200 000 homeless and 11 000 homes destroyed as floods ravage Niger https://watchers.news/2017/09/19/niger-floods-damage-casualties-2017/

Floods hit Penal, Siparia, Cedros http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2017-09-19/floods-hit-penal-siparia-cedros

At least 217 dead after powerful quake hits Mexico – as it happened https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/sep/20/mexico-city-earthquake-dozens-dead-powerful-quake-live-updates

Total devastation in Puerto Rico as Maria hits http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/20/americas/hurricane-maria-caribbean-islands/index.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Sep 2017: Dukono volcano, Agung, Reventador, Sangay, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65240/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Sep-2017-Dukono-volcano-Agung-Reventador-Sangay-Sabancaya.html

Tropical Storm Watch In Effect For Suffolk County As Jose Expected To Bring Coastal Flooding http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/09/19/hurricane-jose-long-island/

Active volcanoes in the world: September 13 – 19, 2017 https://watchers.news/2017/09/21/active-volcanoes-in-the-world/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Mumbai inundated after more than a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2017/09/21/mumbai-flood-india-september-2017/

Strong and deep M6.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu https://watchers.news/2017/09/20/vanuatu-earthquake-september-20-2017/

Hurricane Maria floods Dominican Republic after cutting off power to Puerto Rico; at least 19 killed http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-22/maria-lashes-dominican-republic-after-hammering-puerto-rico/8973198

Maria Back Over Water After Devastating Hit to Puerto Rico https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/maria-back-over-water-after-devastating-hit-puerto-rico

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Deadly Floods in North Kivu Province http://floodlist.com/africa/democratic-republic-congo-floods-north-kivu-september-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Poland – Floods in Elblag After 80mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/europe/poland-floods-elblag-september-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Wellington region to band together to tackle climate change https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/96927694/wellington-region-to-band-together-to-tackle-climate-change

Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5C https://www.nature.com/articles/ngeo3031.epdf

Earth Has its Third Warmest August on Record in 2017 https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/earth-has-its-third-warmest-august-record-2017?__prclt=fmEhRO86

Extreme Weather: What’s Climate Change Got to Do With It? http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/09/extreme-weather-whats-climate-change-got-do-it

How Members of Parliament understand and respond to climate change http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038026117731658

Climate Change made Australia’s warmest winter on record an astounding 60 times more likely http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/2017-weird-winter

Paris Agreement 1.5 °C warming target still possible https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/paris-agreement-1.5-c-warming-target-still-possible

Smoking gun demands grilling for Bureau of Meteorology http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/smoking-gun-demands-grilling-for-bureau-of-meteorology/news-story/ee3d67fca999ec7e176765eea18f100a

Do Hurricanes Feel the Effects of Climate Change? http://floodlist.com/climate/do-hurricanes-feel-the-effects-of-climate-change?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

A new action plan shows how we can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 https://medium.com/natural-resources-defense-council/this-is-how-we-can-avoid-climate-catastrophe-a1600fb99c9e

Australia’s southern winters are drying out. Here’s why http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-20/winter-getting-drier-in-southern-australia-heres-why/8956754

Study: ‘Unprecedented’ rain, warmth for Alaska by end of century https://www.arcticnow.com/science/2017/09/19/study-unprecedented-rain-warmth-for-alaska-by-end-of-century/

Pathways into the unknown: Can your community cope with rising tides? http://ozewex.org/pathways-into-the-unknown-can-your-community-cope-with-rising-tides/

Climate Change and the Syrian Civil War http://politicalviolenceataglance.org/2017/09/19/climate-change-and-the-syrian-civil-war/

In a Stunning Turnaround, Britain Moves to End the Burning of Coal http://e360.yale.edu/features/in-a-stunning-turnaround-britain-moves-to-end-the-burning-of-coal

UNDP Climate Change Adaptation http://www.adaptation-undp.org/Impact1/

Are the models “running too hot”? https://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/2017/are-the-models-running-too-hot/

Women’s leadership can strengthen resilience to climate change https://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2017/09/20/don-t-ignore-one-group-can-make-climate-action-happen

Fire and Climate – A Collection of Articles http://ow.ly/d/6NuS

Researchers take on atmospheric effects of Arctic snowmelt http://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2017/09/19/researchers-take-atmospheric-effects-arctic-snowmelt/

Mapping vulnerability to heatwaves in India https://disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov/record/15867?platform=hootsuite

Harvey, Irma, Maria: This is the hurricane season scientists expected … and feared http://grist.org/article/harvey-irma-maria-this-is-the-hurricane-season-scientists-expected-and-feared/

Sea-level rise: No chaos in the satellite-data record https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v549/n7672/full/549334d.html

Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker http://time.com/4949720/climate-change-united-nations/

Is our media covering climate change well? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11924662

Groningen and Rotterdam will accommodate Global Climate Adaptation Centre https://www.gceca.org/news/889296.aspx?t=Groningen+and+Rotterdam+will+accommodate+Global+Climate+Adaptation+Centre

The island people with a climate change escape plan http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-41337815

 

Disaster risk reduction

Experts say repeatedly flooded homes should be purchased and razed, but funds for buyouts are lacking and residents push back https://www.wsj.com/articles/one-house-22-floods-repeated-claims-drain-federal-insurance-program-1505467830

What have we learned from disasters so far? https://www.zilient.org/article/what-have-we-learned-disasters-so-far?

Pickering leaky dams flood prevention scheme ‘a success’ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-36029197

For More Resilient Cities, Stop Trying To Conquer Nature http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-suzuki/for-more-resilient-cities-stop-trying-to-conquer-nature_a_23198021/

Disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes result from a combination of natural hazards and social and human vulnerability https://www.opendemocracy.net/ksenia-chmutina-jason-von-meding-jc-gaillard-lee-bosher/why-natural-disasters-arent-all-that-natural

Rapid development in Penang root cause of massive flash floods https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/09/280163/rapid-development-penang-root-cause-massive-flash-floods

The Elderly Are at Risk in Disasters http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/the-elderly-are-at-risk-in-disasters.html

iSciences World Waterwatch List August 2017 https://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/8/3/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-august-2017

Study Finds FEMA Flood Maps Missed 75% Of Houston Flood Damage Claims Between 1999 And 2009 https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/09/18/fema-flood-maps-missed-claims-harvey-houston/#66526f3f9938

The gap between the share of Americans who get news online and those who do so on television is narrowing http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/09/07/americans-online-news-use-vs-tv-news-use/

China’s ‘sponge cities’ aim to re-use 70% of rainwater http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/17/asia/china-sponge-cities/index.html?sr=twCNN091817china-sponge-cities0946AMStoryGal

Landslides from the Kaikoura Earthquake part 3: the Leader 220 landslide http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/09/17/leader-220-landslide/

Influence of road conditions on flood fatalities in Australia http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-3923

Flood Protection for Cities Needed Now https://sourceable.net/flood-protection-for-cities-needed-now/

Automated water gauges have substantially improved the responsiveness of Cambodia’s Early Warning System to floods https://www.clovekvtisni.cz/en/what-we-do/humanitarian-aid-and-development/cambodia/automated-water-gauges-increasing-the-responsiveness-of-the-early-warning-system-4545gp

Strengthening Infrastructure in Tajikistan for Disaster and Climate Resilience http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/09/04/strengthening-infrastructure-in-tajikistan-for-disaster-and-climate-resilience

Building the resilience of Manila’s slums https://medium.com/protection-and-aid/building-the-resilience-of-manilas-slums-cffba3a549d7

The National Risk Register 2017 explains the risks of major emergencies that could affect the UK in the next five years and provides resilience advice and guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-risk-register-of-civil-emergencies-2017-edition

Landslides from the Kaikoura Earthquake Part 4: partially failed slopes http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/09/18/partially-failed-slopes/

Nature isn’t on a rampage. That would be us. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-barnett-rain-harvey-irma-monster-20170910-story.html

Bushfire vulnerability through a gendered lens http://www.uow.edu.au/research/partnersforimpact/UOW236812.html

Assessing Flood Risk: New Foresight Tool at Cutting-Edge of Mitigation Efforts https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/1111/2017/

Austria’s mighty mobile flood walls can hold back 15 ft of floodwater http://www.ntd.tv/inspiring/life/austrias-mighty-mobile-flood-walls-can-hold-back-15-ft-of-floodwater-an-ingenious-initiative.html

Transforming Development and Disaster Risk https://www.sei-international.org/transforming-development-and-disaster-risk

How GIS Can Help Communities Prepare for Disaster http://www.govtech.com/data/How-GIS-Can-Help-Communities-Prepare-for-Disaster.html

Why Mexico City is so vulnerable to earthquakes http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/20/opinions/what-made-mexico-shake-vidale/index.html

Houston’s Anything-Goes Business Model Under Siege After Harvey https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-14/houston-s-anything-goes-business-model-under-siege-after-harvey

Australia relies on data from Earth observation satellites, but our access is high risk https://theconversation.com/australia-relies-on-data-from-earth-observation-satellites-but-our-access-is-high-risk-82985

Disaster prevention efforts must be refocused http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2017/09/21/2003678833?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

TRL study reveals global warming is contributing to an increased threat of disruptive flooding on coastal roads around the UK https://environmentalengineering.org.uk/news/coastal-road-flooding-risk-study-reveals-risk-6031/

Cities urged to invest in flood protection now for a safer, cheaper future https://uk.reuters.com/article/global-floods-infrastructure/analysis-cities-urged-to-invest-in-flood-protection-now-for-a-safer-cheaper-future-idUKL8N1LO5S2

Comparison of Flood Frequency Analysis Methods for Ungauged Catchments in France http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/7/3/88

Are we spending enough on disaster preparation? https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/15/life/are-we-spending-enough-disaster-preparation

Who is responsible for hurricane damage? http://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-responsible-for-hurricane-harvey-irma-damage-2017-9?IR=T

Predicting disaster: better hurricane forecasts buy vital time for residents https://theconversation.com/predicting-disaster-better-hurricane-forecasts-buy-vital-time-for-residents-83810

Impacts and Insights of the Gorkha Earthquake https://www.elsevier.com/books/impacts-and-insights-of-the-gorkha-earthquake/gautam/978-0-12-812808-4

The hidden simplicity of subduction megathrust earthquakes http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6357/1277

Leeds flood defence plans on show https://www.gov.uk/government/news/leeds-flood-defence-plans-on-show

Flooding: Over 3000 Communities In Niger In Danger http://www.thedreamdaily.com/flooding-3000-communities-niger-danger/

Hurricane Harvey Highlights Importance of Preparing for Storms http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/09/21/hurricane-harvey-highlights-importance-of-preparing-for-storms

Are Mexico’s two major earthquakes related, and what could happen next? http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/are-mexicos-two-major-earthquakes-related-and-what-could-happen-next-5149/

 

Emergency Management

The ability of some residences and businesses to stay functioning during Irma as the power went out https://www.fastcompany.com/40467003/during-irmas-power-outages-some-houses-kept-the-lights-on-with-solar-and-batteries

Harvey’s Poorest Victims Will Never Rebuild. They’re Getting Evicted http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/09/harveys-poorest-victims-will-never-rebuild-theyre-getting-evicted/

Floods class action against Qld government delayed until December https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/class-action-against-queensland-government-delayed-until-december-2017-20170917-p4yvyh.html

Low-Income Communities Were The Hardest Hit By Hurricane Harvey https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/14/low-income-communities-hardest-hit-hurricane-harvey/

What Makes Displacement Different Today? http://100resilientcities.org/makes-displacement-different-today/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=blog

Storm Surge Prediction Tool Helps Emergency Managers Prepare https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2017/09/14/snapshot-storm-surge-prediction-tool-helps-emergency-managers#?platform=hootsuite

Barbuda begins difficult road to recovery after Hurricane Irma https://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/09/18/barbuda-begins-difficult-road-recovery-after-hurricane-irma

It’s not just Texas and Florida: 50 million people worldwide faced floods in the past month https://qz.com/1075870/hurricanes-harvey-and-irma-south-asia-monsoons-and-phillippines-floods-photos-of-floods-around-the-world/

Florida recovers, rests, reflects in wake of Hurricane Irma http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/florida-recovers-rests-reflects-wake-hurricane-irma-49912866

The (Very) Long Tail Of Hurricane Recovery https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/sandy-311/

Corelogic estimates Hurricane Irma property damage at $42.5-$65 billion http://wsau.com/news/articles/2017/sep/19/corelogic-estimates-hurricane-irma-property-damage-at-425-65-billion/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

10 of the Deadliest Natural Disasters of 2017 https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/slideshows/10-of-the-deadliest-natural-disasters-of-2017

Scenes of Earthquake Damage from Mexico City Neighborhood Reveal City in Rescue Mode https://www.directrelief.org/2017/09/scenes-earthquake-damage-mexico-rescue/

London Fire Brigade firefighters will be able to use the F.I.R.E bags at the scenes of incidents, specifically high rises http://www.frmjournal.com/news/news_detail.lfb-launches-kit-bags-for-high-rise-scenarios.html?_tkn=4821E174-6C3E-4D47-9BEEC904EF64B27B

Digital disaster relief https://blog.scistarter.com/2017/09/digital-disaster-relief-crowdsourced-responses-hurricanes-earthquakes-floods-around-world/#sthash.RDYNVZn2.w8HJCQwb.dpbs

Another False Alarm: A Tale of Complacency http://www.samatters.com/another-false-alarm-a-tale-of-complacency/

A massive, simultaneous Earthquake and Flood simulation is currently underway in Lorca http://www.tumbit.com/news/articles/11984-earthquake-and-flood-simulation-underway-in-lorca.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

Pinhole Eyes And Fujiwhara Effect: The Strange Terminology Of Hurricane Maria https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/09/19/pinhole-eyes-and-fujiwhara-effect-the-strange-terminology-of-hurricane-maria/#49b94a4f66fa

Art4Climate http://ht.ly/ExDA30ffCt4

Hours after an earthquake drill, the real thing struck http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/19/americas/mexico-city-earthquake-drill/index.html

Houston must listen to the advocates and experts who predicted the unpredictable http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/They-warned-us-but-few-listened-12181607.php

How to tell the stories of those worst affected by a disaster like Hurricane Irma https://theconversation.com/how-to-tell-the-stories-of-those-worst-affected-by-a-disaster-like-hurricane-irma-83832

Covering Hurricanes: Before, During and After the Storm https://dartcenter.org/content/covering-hurricanes-before-they-hit#.WcPMZ1hk85k.twitter

Survey: Science News and Information Today http://www.journalism.org/2017/09/20/science-news-and-information-today/

Earthquake preparedness education http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/know-the-risks/earthquakes?WT.cg_n=HootSuite

 

Social media and emergency management

Facebook centralizes its crisis response tools in a new hub called Crisis Response https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/14/facebook-centralizes-its-crisis-response-tools-in-a-new-hub-called-crisis-response/

Crowdsourcing platform for disaster management using social media tested https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/fort-lauderdale-tests-disaster-response-crowdsourcing

Before the Next Hurricane, Get Your Apps in Order http://capeandislands.org/post/next-hurricane-get-your-apps-order#stream/0

Two-thirds of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media http://www.journalism.org/2017/09/07/news-use-across-social-media-platforms-2017/

Many people living in Bihar floods took refuge in Facebook and WhatsApp, and connected with support groups https://yourstory.com/2017/09/whatsapp-facebook-bihar-floods/

 

Disaster psychology

Why we find it hard to imagine and plan for worst-case scenarios https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/life/why-we-find-it-hard-to-imagine-and-plan-for-worst-case-scenarios/article36270627/

Hurricane Irma’s mental health impact will linger long after the damage is repaired http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2017/09/17/hurricane-irmas-mental-health-impact-linger-long-after-damage-repaired/666742001/

Disaster-proof: why some stay put during natural catastrophes http://www.newstatesman.com/world/north-america/2017/09/disaster-proof-why-some-stay-put-during-natural-catastrophes

MU researchers develop framework for assisting domestic violence victims in disasters http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2017/9/12/mu-researchers-develop-framework-assisting-domesti/

Surviving A Big Storm Doesn’t Mean The Trauma Is Over https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/surviving-a-big-storm-doesnt-mean-the-trauma-is-over/?ex_cid=story-twitter

Using Data and Services to Meet the Disaster Mental Health Needs of Youth and Families: A Planning and Resource Guide http://dcc.missouri.edu/doc/needs-of-youth_family-in-disaster_final.pdf?platform=hootsuite

To maintain our capacity to address climate change, we need to recognize and address the trauma it creates https://ensia.com/voices/climate-trauma/

Learning to See in the Dark Amid Catastrophe: An Interview With Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39448-learning-to-see-in-the-dark-amid-catastrophe-an-interview-with-deep-ecologist-joanna-macy

 

Sociology and Disasters

Check on your neighbours when natural disasters strike http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/bushfire-escape-prompts-plea-to-prepare/news-story/95cb8cc85054ab29d841059072a579eb

Each big catastrophe like a hurricane increases a U.S. county’s poverty by 1 percent, 90 years of data show https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/natural-disasters-by-location-rich-leave-and-poor-get-poorer/

 

TIEMS 2017 Annual Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine http://www.tiems.info/index.php/activities-events/current-events/2017-annual-meeting

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Today in disaster resilience (8 September 2017)

Disaster

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Cornwall floods leave motorists trapped in vehicles http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-41141331

More than 1,000 firefighters battling largest fire in Los Angeles history http://us.cnn.com/2017/09/02/us/los-angeles-wildfire/index.html

Not even desert safe from wildfire threat in blazing West http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/desert-safe-wildfire-threat-blazing-west-49556823

More Than 100,000 People Have Been Displaced By Flooding In Nigeria https://www.vibe.com/2017/09/nigeria-flood-100000-displaced/

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Sep 2017: Dukono volcano, Reventador, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Ulawun https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65039/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Sep-2017-Dukono-volcano-Reventador-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Ulawun-S.html

Dozens of wildfires very active in Montana and Idaho http://wildfiretoday.com/2017/09/04/dozens-of-wildfires-very-active-in-montana-and-idaho/

Cross River flood kills 15 in 2 months https://dailytimes.ng/news/criver-flood-kill-15-2-months/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Current wildfires in the USA https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm

Hurricane Irma becomes most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hurricane-irma-record-atlantic-ocean-category-5-track-forecast-path/

NASA shares video of Hurricane Irma viewed from space http://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-41167062/nasa-shares-video-of-hurrican-irma-viewed-from-space

Benue Floods: Three dead, 110,000 risk contracting disease http://www.fastworldlink.com/2017/09/benue-floods-three-dead-110000-risk.html?m=1

Hurricane Irma latest: Record high winds and flash floods lash Caribbean as ‘most powerful storm in 80 years’ rages towards Florida https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/hurricane-irma-latest-record-high-winds-and-flash-floods-lash-caribbean-as-most-powerful-storm-in-80-a3628586.html

Hurricane Irma – High resolution flood depths – Caribbean 06/09/2017 – FREE Dataset – JBA https://oasishub.co/dataset/hurricane-irma-high-resolution-flood-depths-caribbean-06-09-2017-free-dataset-jba

Hurricane Irma leaves 3 dead in eastern Caribbean https://www.ems1.com/fatal-incidents/articles/320535048-Hurricane-Irma-leaves-3-dead-in-eastern-Caribbean/

Irma, the strongest Atlantic hurricane in history, tears through the Caribbean https://grist.org/article/irma-the-strongest-atlantic-hurricane-in-history-keeps-getting-stronger/

Wildfire smoke crosses U.S. on the jet stream https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2624/wildfire-smoke-crosses-us-on-the-jet-stream/

The U.S. Virgin Islands sit squarely in Hurricane Alley. Irma will test the storm-weathered islands’ limits https://psmag.com/environment/are-the-virgin-islands-equipped-to-handle-hurricane-irma

‘It was like something you see in a horror movie’: Irma survivors tell of devastation https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/07/it-was-like-something-you-see-in-a-horror-movie-irma-survivors-tell-of-devastation?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

The impacts of the Eagle Creek fire https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/oregons-eagle-creek-fire-and-the-new-reality-of-life-in-the-smoke-filled-american-west

Potential catastrophic flooding in Florida from Hurricane Irma http://www.newsweek.com/hurricane-irma-florida-catastrophic-flooding-660291

 

Disaster risk reduction

We already knew how to reduce damage from floods. We just didn’t do it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/we-already-knew-how-to-reduce-damage-from-floods-we-just-didnt-do-it/2017/09/01/cc6c4174-8f2a-11e7-8df5-c2e5cf46c1e2_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.050e118e53ca

Florida big contributor to flood program shortfall http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2017/09/02/florida-big-contributor-flood-program-shortfall/105231424/

European fire governance and the megafire challenge https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/european-fire-governance-in-the-era-of-megafires/

NZ needs to act now to protect people and property, leaked coastal erosion report urges https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/96433693/coastal-erosion-report-urges-immediate-action

When two disasters saved Earth from a worse one https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/03/pinatubo-volcano-typhoon-ozone-layer-terrawatch

Time for a global policy on disaster risk reduction http://www.gulf-times.com/story/562448/Time-for-a-global-policy-on-disaster-risk-reductio

As flood waters rise, is urban sprawl as much to blame as climate change? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/02/flood-waters-rising-urban-development-climate-change

Future Flood Control: Time To Buy And Bulldoze Houston’s Most Flooded Homes https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2017/08/30/harvey-damage-tops-20-billion-as-40000-homes-destroyed/#2c2ace025774

Building A Flood-Proof Skyscraper Resilient To Climate Change https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/building-flood-proof-skyscraper-resilient-climate-change/

What earthquake science can tell us about North Korea’s nuclear test https://theconversation.com/qanda-what-earthquake-science-can-tell-us-about-north-koreas-nuclear-test-83415?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

South Asia floods put new GloFAS river discharge forecasts to the test https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/media-centre/south-asia-floods-put-new-glofas-river-discharge-forecasts-test

Quaternary earthquakes: Geology and palaeoseismology for seismic hazard assessment http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618217305773

Transition time for chief resilience officers http://citiscope.org/story/2017/transition-time-chief-resilience-officers

Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa https://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2017/08/23/freetown-s-mudslides-and-slippery-slope-urban-risk-africa

The Catastrophic Floods in India: A Perspective on Embankments http://waterpolicy.online/1353-2/

Why Chennai – like other Indian cities – will definitely flood again http://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/why-chennai-like-other-indian-cities-will-definitely-flood-again/story-KVxgIt0zyctNFO70EklYGJ.html

End-To-End Probabilistic Impact Based Early Warning Systems for Community Resilience https://hepex.irstea.fr/end-to-end-probabilistic-impact-based-early-warning-systems-for-community-resiliencelder/

Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017 https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/38?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=southernfireoutlook2017

Aon Benfield teams up with JBA on UK flood risk modelling http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/aon-benfield-teams-up-with-jba-on-uk-flood-risk-modelling-12971

96% uninsured in parts of Puerto Rico and USVI hit hardest by Hurricane Irma https://medium.com/living-beyond-floods/96-uninsured-in-parts-of-puerto-rico-to-be-hit-hardest-by-hurricane-irma-683d87f465c1

“Passive approaches [to flood management] are always the key” https://www.fastcodesign.com/90138912/the-cities-of-the-21st-century-will-be-defined-by-water

Risk of Strong Hurricane Winds to Florida Cities http://myweb.fsu.edu/jelsner/PDF/Research/MalmstadtElsnerJagger2010.pdf

Keeping Heads Above Water: Lessons for Building Resilience After Flooding in South Asia and Texas http://wri-india.org/blog/keeping-heads-above-water-lessons-building-resilience-after-flooding-south-asia-and-texas

Houston’s disaster is a lesson in the importance of urban land-use regulation — of not letting developers build whatever they want http://gulfnews.com/opinion/thinkers/why-can-t-the-us-get-its-cities-right-1.2085585

More floods are coming and we’re making them worse http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/09/06/opinion/more-floods-are-coming-and-were-making-them-worse

The CSIR coastal flood risk viewer is an interactive web-based tool to visualise the extent of coastal flooding in specific areas https://www.csir.co.za/csir-developed-coastal-flood-risk-viewer-improved-disaster-risk-management-and-development-planning

Hurricane Harvey shows how floods don’t pay attention to flood zone maps — or politicians https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/09/07/hurricane-harvey-shows-how-floods-dont-pay-attention-to-flood-zone-maps-or-politicians/?utm_term=.f3f4d645479a

“We’ve built our cities and flood protections with assumptions based on the climate of the past” https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608800/our-hurricane-risk-models-are-dangerously-out-of-date/

 

Emergency Management

Texas Expedites Help From Out-Of-State Health Care Providers http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/09/01/547816150/texas-expedites-help-from-out-of-state-health-care-providers

What would really happen if Britain came under nuclear attack? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/would-really-happen-britain-came-nuclear-attack/

Humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh as floods leave victims stranded, suffering, and close to starving http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2017/09/humanitarian-crisis-looms-in-bangladesh-as-world-media-prioritises-us-floods.html

A Bipartisan Bill Helped Save Pets From Harvey, And Maybe Their Humans Too http://www.npr.org/2017/09/02/547972616/a-bipartisan-bill-helped-save-pets-from-harvey-and-maybe-their-humans-too?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social

Harvey Aftermath: A Public Health Crisis in the Making https://insideclimatenews.org/news/31082017/hurricane-harvey-health-risks-climate-change-disease-toxic-chemicals-mold?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Hurricane Harvey’s Impact — And How It Compares To Other Storms https://fivethirtyeight-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/fivethirtyeight.com/features/hurricane-harveys-impact-and-how-it-compares-to-other-storms/amp/

Hurricane Harvey: What Happens to Drug Users During a Storm? http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/hurricane-harvey-what-happens-to-drug-users-during-a-storm-w500734

Hurricane Harvey could cost $190 billion, be worst-ever U.S. natural disaster, says AccuWeather http://www.marketwatch.com/story/hurricane-harvey-could-cost-190-billion-be-worst-ever-us-natural-disaster-says-accuweather-2017-08-31

Floods in Africa in August killed 25 times more people than Hurricane Harvey did https://qz.com/1068790/floods-in-africa-in-august-killed-25-times-more-people-than-hurricane-harvey-did/

Harvey Has Morphed into a Multi-Pronged Environmental Disaster https://newrepublic.com/article/144635/harvey-morphed-multi-pronged-environmental-disaster?utm_content=buffer8110f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

New York hospitals lend Texas a hand with Harvey http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20170831/HEALTH_CARE/170839975

Harvey victims leave shelters but face dire housing needs https://apnews.com/28dc090723c64275b152cb2b39774ca1

FEMA’s Role In Responding To Disasters http://www.npr.org/2017/09/04/548434477/fema-s-role-in-responding-to-disasters?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Morwell residents seven times more likely to have a heart attack since Hazelwood mine fire http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-04/morwell-residents-seven-times-more-likely-to-have-heart-attack/8869874

16 million children affected by massive flooding in South Asia http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57455#.Wa8hhPMjHIV

Estimating the Cost of Disasters http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/estimating-the-cost-of-disasters.html

City’s underserved population foresees uneven recovery http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/City-s-underserved-population-foresees-uneven-12169898.php?cmpid=twitter-premium

‘We don’t have anything’: landlords demand rent on flooded Houston homes https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/04/hurricane-harvey-landlords-demand-rent-for-flooded-homes

Thousands hit by malaria, dengue as South Asia’s worst floods in a decade recede http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southasia-floods/thousands-hit-by-malaria-dengue-as-south-asias-worst-floods-in-a-decade-recede-idUSKCN1BH10B

Photos From The South Asian Flood That Left 1200 People Dead But No One Talked About http://www.trueactivist.com/photos-from-the-south-asian-flood-that-left-1200-people-dead-but-no-one-talked-about/

Houston floods: Uninsured and anxious, victims return home http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40927487

Flooded by Hurricane Harvey: New Map Shows Energy, Industrial, and Superfund Sites http://blog.ucsusa.org/kristy-dahl/flooded-by-hurricane-harvey-new-map-shows-energy-industrial-and-superfund-sites

Total property damage from Hurricane Harvey’s flooding estimated at between US$65-75 billion: AIR Worldwide https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/total-property-damage-hurricane-harveys-flooding-estimated-us65-75-billion-air-worldwide-1004120229/

Red Cross launches first U.S. drone program for disasters http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-redcross-drones/red-cross-launches-first-u-s-drone-program-for-disasters-idUKKCN1BI2X9

With no government help, Mumbai flood victims are on their own http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/with-no-government-help-mumbai-flood-victims-are-on-their-own/articleshow/60406012.cms

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The inside story of what it took to keep a Texas grocery chain running in the chaos of Hurricane Harvey https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/inside-story-what-took-keep-texas-grocery-chain-running-chip-cutter

These are the apps helping people affected by Hurricane Harvey http://mashable.com/2017/08/29/hurricane-harvey-rescue-apps/#h5DSpgp_DmOq

Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/in_it_together_neighbourhood_preparedness_guide_web_final_2015.pdf

Sydney residents not being proactive or taking heatwaves seriously, researcher warns http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-05/sydney-residents-not-taking-heatwave-warnings-seriously/8870222?pfmredir=sm

Eye on Calderdale Flood Education site http://eyeoncalderdale.com/

Prepare for disaster: How your smartphone can help in an emergency http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2017/09/03/prepare-disaster-how-your-smartphone-can-help-emergency/629706001/

Come and see the Thames Barrier in action at our annual closure https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-thames-barrier#thames-barrier-annual-closure-sunday-10-september-2017

How do hurricanes form? https://nasa.tumblr.com/post/165053493274/how-do-hurricanes-form

Resilient … but to what? https://europa.eu/capacity4dev/articles/resilient-what

Don’t Fall For This Fake Viral Video Of Hurricane Irma https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/a-fake-video-of-hurricane-irma-has-been-viewed-more-than-18?utm_term=.cxNyxlxg9#.mm6BW3W6d

A photographer’s work fighting fires gave him rare, up-close access to California’s wildfire epidemic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/09/california-wildfires-drought/

Texas colleges devastated by Hurricane Harvey are moving face-to-face courses online https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2017/09/06/universities-proactively-prepare-online-transition-amid

Redefining community based on place attachment in a connected world http://m.pnas.org/content/early/2017/09/01/1712125114.abstract

40th anniversary edition of ‘Disasters’ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-7717/homepage/VirtualIssuesPage.html#ANNIVERSARY

Seven ways to protect your pets in an emergency https://theconversation.com/seven-ways-to-protect-your-pets-in-an-emergency-83484

How one photojournalist covered Hurricane Harvey https://blog.photoshelter.com/2017/09/one-photojournalist-covered-hurricane-harvey-alyssa-schukar-houston/

Hurricane Harvey crowdsourced photo map https://napsg.maps.arcgis.com/apps/StoryMapCrowdsource/index.html?appid=b6ef838e4d26489e8f62102639dc3d91

Understanding fire weather http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/1538/understanding-fire-weather/?cid=003tw57

“Giving people in flood prone areas more information about flood risk is not enough” http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2017/09/07/its-not-a-lack-of-information-that-stops-many-americans-from-adapting-to-flood-risks-its-a-lack-of-cash/

 

Social media and emergency management

Reddit, Twitter offer an oasis of info, resources for Harvey victims http://mashable.com/2017/08/27/hurricane-harvey-social-media-reddit-twitter/#dP9sIqIBDkqz

Harvey shows that social media platforms and the way we’ve used them have ‘evolved tremendously’ http://mashable.com/2017/08/29/social-media-harvey-rescues-force-for-good/#xUwyC0C8mOqr

New Facebook philanthropy partner reflects trend toward long-term disaster response https://www.devex.com/news/new-facebook-philanthropy-partner-reflects-trend-toward-long-term-disaster-response-90951#.Wa1tqpPzsZk.twitter

Social Media Saved Harvey Victims In Texas — But That’s Not Really A Plan https://www.buzzfeed.com/kevincollier/social-media-saved-harvey-victims-in-texas-but-thats-not

 

Disaster psychology

What NOT to Say to a Flood Survivor https://humans.media/what-not-to-say-to-a-flood-survivor

Matt: My Harvey story, our call to action for Houston https://spacecityweather.com/matt-my-harvey-story-our-call-to-action-for-houston/

Help Kids Cope app http://www.nctsn.org/content/help-kids-cope?platform=hootsuite

Breaking cognitive barriers to a sustainable future https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-016-0013.pdf

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Katrina and now Houston show how people, not just government, are key to effective disaster response http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865687953/Katrina-and-now-Houston-show-how-people-not-just-government-are-key-to-effective-disaster-response.html