Today in disaster resilience (17 November 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Vietnam braced for second storm after devastating impact of Typhoon Damrey https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/nov/11/vietnam-braced-for-second-storm-after-devastating-impact-of-typhoon-damrey-kaikui?platform=hootsuite

Corinto in Colombia: first satellite images of the mudflow that has killed 4 and left 18 people missing https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/11/09/corinto-1/

Heavy rain, floods ravage Bangladesh rice planting area https://watchers.news/2017/11/12/heavy-rain-floods-ravage-bangladesh-rice-planting-area/

Earthquake on Iraq-Iran Border Kills Hundreds and Injures Thousands https://edmdigest.com/news/earthquake-iraq-iran-border/

Sri Lanka – Over 1,700 Displaced by Floods in Northern Province http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-northern-province-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Nov 2017: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/66032/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Nov-2017-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba.html

Greece: Deadly floods hit Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41998374

Severe storm, large tornado hits Turkey, leaving extensive damage and 25 injured https://watchers.news/2017/11/14/severe-storm-large-tornado-hits-turkey-leaving-extensive-damage-and-25-injured/

Greeks clean up, mourn after floods kill 16; 4 still missing http://www.wsoctv.com/news/national-news/ap-top-news/greek-rescue-crews-search-for-6-people-after-deadly-floods/648444371?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

These ocean drones are trawling for climate change data http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/27/technology/saildrone-autonomous-boats-drones/index.html

Canada’s first permanent road to Arctic coast to open http://www.660news.com/2017/11/12/tuked-away-no-more-canadas-first-permanent-road-to-arctic-coast-to-open/

We’re not even close to being prepared for the rising waters https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/were-not-even-close-to-being-prepared-for-the-rising-waters/2017/11/09/441f4752-97d7-11e7-87fc-c3f7ee4035c9_story.html

New Study Finds Nature is Vital to Beating Climate Change https://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/pressreleases/new-study-finds-nature-is-vital-to-beating-climate-change.xml

Dr. Michael Mann on Climate Denial: ‘It’s Impaired Our Ability to Move Forward’ https://www.ecowatch.com/michael-mann-climate-denial-2508409821.html

UN climate conference recognizes the role of women in climate action http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=58075#.Wgi_ZdKWbIU

Tropical Cyclones: Impacts, the link to Climate Change and Adaptation http://climateanalytics.org/publications/2017/tropical-cyclones-impacts-the-link-to-climate-change-and-adaptation.html

Solving the mystery of rapidly rising Indian Ocean sea level https://watchers.news/2017/11/12/solving-the-mystery-of-rapidly-rising-indian-ocean-sea-level/

The Climate Analysis Toolbox of the ESA Climate Change Initiative http://climatetoolbox.io/

Can we remove CO2? https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/20/can-carbon-dioxide-removal-save-the-world

Tidewater: The film explores the national security threats and economic opportunities associated with sea level rise http://environment.harvard.edu/tidewater

A strategic approach to climate action in cities—focused acceleration https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability-and-resource-productivity/our-insights/a-strategic-approach-to-climate-action-in-cities-focused-acceleration

22 Actions Cities Can Take To Move Toward Climate Neutrality & See Results In A Year https://cleantechnica.com/2017/11/13/22-actions-cities-can-take-move-toward-climate-neutrality-see-results-year-rocky-mountain-institute/

Warming climate may push storms towards the poles https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/warming-climate-may-push-storms-towards-the-poles

Warning to Humanity: 15,000 scientists say damage irreversible https://news.sky.com/story/warning-to-humanity-15000-scientists-say-damage-irreversible-11125208

Fossil fuel emissions hit record high after unexpected growth: Global Carbon Budget 2017 https://theconversation.com/amp/fossil-fuel-emissions-hit-record-high-after-unexpected-growth-global-carbon-budget-2017-87248

Climate change and health https://royalsociety.org.nz/what-we-do/our-expert-advice/all-expert-advice-papers/climate-change-and-health/

15,000 scientists warn time is running out to save the planet https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/doi/10.1093/biosci/bix125/4605229

Communities around the world are leading a culture of action on climate change https://global.nature.org/content/on-the-path-of-climate-progress

Drivers of adaptation: Responses to weather- and climate-related hazards in 60 local governments in the Intermountain Western U.S. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0308518X16688686?journalCode=epna

Climate change, migration and displacement: the need for a risk-informed and coherent approach https://www.odi.org/publications/10977-climate-change-migration-and-displacement-need-risk-informed-and-coherent-approach

These are the melting glaciers that might someday drown your city, according to NASA https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-these-are-the-melting-glaciers-that-mig/f-4998803bdb%2Fwashingtonpost.com

Should coastal planners have concern over where land ice is melting? http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/11/e1700537

From the Pacific to the Atlantic, Protecting Coastal Communities From Climate Threats https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2017/11/pacific-atlantic-protecting-coastal-communities-climate-threats/

A Census of Atmospheric Variability From Seconds to Decades http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL075483/full

As the globe continues to warm, these weird Mediterranean hurricanes will only become more intense https://psmag.com/environment/why-is-there-a-hurricane-in-europe

In Houston, Escalating Climate Costs Come Due in Harvey Recovery https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2017/11/01/houston-hurricane-harvey-climate-costs/

La Niña strikes out on its forceful voyage round the globe https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/16/weatherwatch-la-nina-strikes-out-on-its-forceful-voyage-round-the-globe

 

Disaster risk reduction

Hundreds of Dams in Texas Could Fail in Worst-Case Flood http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Hundreds-of-Dams-in-Texas-Could-Fail-in-Worst-Case-Flood.html

Preparing for the Next Hurricane Irma, or Harvey: How Analytics and Smart Cities Will Help http://ht.ly/oM6j30gwd98

Water wizards: Dutch flood expertise is big export business http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/water-world-dutch-flood-expertise-big-export-business-51094602

A Broke, and Broken, Flood Insurance Program https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/04/business/a-broke-and-broken-flood-insurance-program.html

Hurricanes and the North Atlantic http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/hurricanes-have-a-new-target-the-north-atlantic/81815

One year on from the Kaikōura earthquake and tsunami http://www.geonet.org.nz/news/5Q5dhIosusCWOk4iaeCqa2

The 2017 hurricane season puts extreme precipitation and flooding events at the top of risk managers’ agendas http://ww2.cfo.com/risk-management/2017/11/the-weight-of-water-flooding/

Texas’ odds of Harvey-scale rainfall to increase by end of century http://news.mit.edu/2017/texas-odds-harvey-scale-rainfall-increase-end-century-1113

“The terrible human suffering and economic damage wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria make apparent the immediate need to focus on future-proofing communities…” http://www.routefifty.com/smart-cities/2017/11/expand-national-flood-insurance-program/142393/

After 2017’s swathe of catastrophes, flood experts look ahead http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/after-2017s-swathe-of-catastrophes-flood-experts-look-ahead-84651.aspx

FEMA Selects AIR Worldwide’s Flood Model to Better Understand the NFIP’s Risk to Flood Loss and Improve Resilience from Extreme Events https://www.verisk.com/press-releases/2017/november/fema-selects-air-worldwides-flood-model-to-better-understand-the-nfips-risk–to-flood-loss-and-improve-resilience-from-extreme-events/

Frequent Flooders Tax Federal Insurance Program https://www.wsj.com/articles/frequently-flooded-1510655402

Assessing the present and future probability of Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/11/07/1716222114.full

Can cities get smarter about extreme weather? https://theconversation.com/can-cities-get-smarter-about-extreme-weather-85522

Building and measuring Europe’s resilience http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/ENV/item-detail.cfm?item_id=604587&newsletter_id=300&utm_source=env_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Beyond%20GDP&utm_content=Building%20and%20measuring%20Europes%20resilience&lang=en

Using community mapping for flood modelling https://medium.com/@h.c.winsemius/using-community-mapping-for-flood-modelling-c04976d3e982

Global mortality from storm surges is decreasing http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa98a3/pdf

Harvey Hindsight: Local Mitigation, Sensible Zoning Would Make a Difference http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Harvey-Hindsight-Local-Mitigation-Sensible-Zoning-Would-Make-a-Difference.html

The Problem With Wildfires: There Aren’t Enough Of Them, Study Finds http://www.opb.org/news/article/not-enough-wildfires-study/#.Wgyo4YbzDDc.twitter

A deadly 2014 landslide’s power came from soils weakened by past slides https://www.sciencenews.org/article/deadly-2014-landslides-power-came-soils-weakened-past-slides?mode=topic&context=60

Is Iceland’s tallest volcano awakening? https://theconversation.com/is-icelands-tallest-volcano-awakening-87132?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1510323448

House Passes Flood Insurance Reform, Offering New Solutions for Federal Program http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/11/14/house-passes-flood-insurance-reform-offering-new-solutions-for-federal-program

Integrating disaster risk reduction and climate action for resilience http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2017/integrating-disaster-risk-reduction-and-climate-action-for-resil.html

Worldwide Waterwatch List November 2017 https://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/11/1/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-november-2017

Disasters – Natural and Manmade http://tspr.org/post/disasters-natural-and-manmade

Natural hazard risk: is it just going to get worse or can we do something about it? https://theconversation.com/natural-hazard-risk-is-it-just-going-to-get-worse-or-can-we-do-something-about-it-84286

An uncertain future, deep uncertainty, scenarios, robustness and adaptation: How do they fit together? http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815216300780?via%3Dihub

Mystery Quakes May Be Among World’s Longest-Lived Aftershocks https://eos.org/articles/mystery-quakes-may-be-among-worlds-longest-lived-aftershocks

 

Emergency Management

 

California wildfire insured loss expected to hit $8bn: Aon http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2017/11/10/california-wildfire-insured-loss-expected-to-hit-8bn-aon/

Global Catastrophe Recap October 2017 http://thoughtleadership.aonbenfield.com/Documents/20171109-ab-analytics-if-october-global-recap.pdf

New research shows the gender disparities in disaster response https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2017/11/07/new-research-shows-gender-disparities-disaster-response/

Puerto Rico’s hard road to recovery after Hurricane Maria http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41929287

A few months after Harvey, Houston’s long recovery quietly heads inside https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-few-months-after-harvey-houstons-long-recovery-quietly-heads-inside/2017/11/11/0cad0efc-c3ca-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.431d08354dfe

Application of computational intelligence technologies in emergency management: a literature review https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10462-017-9589-8

With early warning, Karachi cools a heatwave threat http://news.trust.org/item/20171110012830-nd31g/

Freetown flood disaster was ’90 percent man-made’ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/freetown-flood-disaster-90-percent-man-171114102736398.html

Building back better with people centered housing recovery http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917301747?via%3Dihub#f0005 “The scale and scope of the catastrophe in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria knows no historical precedent” http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/11/rebuilding-puerto-rico-will-cost-95-billion-says-islands-governor/#

One year after an earthquake struck communities in Marlborough and North Canterbury, people are on the road to recovery https://social.shorthand.com/NZRedCross/3yovIsD7vn/picking-up-the-pieces

Planning for California wildfires http://www.sierrastar.com/news/local/article182492656.html

India And China Do Not Share Information of Flood With Nepal: Dr. Sharma https://www.spotlightnepal.com/2017/11/13/india-and-china-do-not-share-information-flood-nepal-dr-sharma/

Chinese, U.S. militaries start joint drills on humanitarian relief, disaster rescue http://www.ecns.cn/military/2017/11-14/280892.shtml

Canada doesn’t need to fight every wildfire https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/canada-doesnt-need-to-fight-every-wildfire/article36983468/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links

California Wildfires Highlighted the Need to Modernize Emergency Alerts http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/California-Wildfires-Highlighted-the-Need-to-Modernize-Emergency-Alerts.html

Helping agencies learn from experience http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/34?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=haznote34

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

 

Get Rain Ready San Francisco http://sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=905

Natural Catastrophes – Facts and Figures https://ourworldindata.org/natural-catastrophes/

Map shows human influence on extreme weather https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/11/map-shows-human-influence-on-extreme-weather/

27 Ways Hot Weather Can Kill You — A Dire Warning for a Warming Planet http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/10/11/e004233

6 Resources to Help Communities Recover After Wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/recover-after-wildfire/?platform=hootsuite

M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake computer simulation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1HWet9j070&feature=youtu.be

Why don’t many scientists wish to engage with the public? http://blogs.plos.org/citizensci/2017/11/13/sciences-next-frontier-its-civic-engagement/

Trinka and Sam and the Big Fire http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/trinka_sam_the_big_fire.pdf?platform=hootsuite

When did Australia’s human history begin? https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-when-did-australias-human-history-begin-87251?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval https://www.amazon.com/Community-Resilience-Reader-Essential-Resources/dp/1610918606/

 

Social media and emergency management

Join the Global Instagram Campaign to Bring a New “Lens” to Climate Change http://globaldaily.com/climasphere/this-november-we-need-your-eyeonclimate/

 

Disaster psychology

Fire captain starts program to help colleagues with PTSD https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-department-management/articles/359960018-Fire-captain-starts-program-to-help-colleagues-with-PTSD/

Structural firefighters need wildland firefighting PPE, too https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-products/Personal-protective-equipment-ppe/articles/359529018-Structural-firefighters-need-wildland-firefighting-PPE-too/

How can I help my child after a disaster? http://www.aacap.org/aacap/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Centers/Disaster_Resource_Center/Home.aspx

If not directly affected, how should we react to disasters? https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2017/11/14/surrounded-by-tragedy-empathy-blame-or-cant-be-bothered/

 

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

The role of social capital, personal networks, and emergency responders in post-disaster recovery and resilience: a study of rural communities in Indiana http://rdcu.be/yeYp

The Household Response to Persistent Natural Disasters: Evidence from Bangladesh https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X17303509

Houston’s response to a powerful storm says much about polarized visions of the country and diverging attitudes toward cities, race, liberty and science https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/11/climate/houston-flooding-climate.html

Helping Those Most in Need First: Leveraging Social Vulnerability Research for Equitable Disaster Recovery https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/helping-those-most-in-need-first-leveraging-social-vulnerability-research-for-equitable-disaster-recovery

Generating vague neighbourhoods through data mining of passive web data http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13658816.2017.1400549?journalCode=tgis20

 

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Today in disaster resilience (6 October 2017)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Fresh Floods Hit Assam, Over 78,000 People Affected https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/fresh-floods-hit-assam-over-78-000-people-affected-1757451

Flash flooding as widespread rain hits Queensland http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/news/flash-flooding-as-widespread-rain-hits-queensland/news-story/cf7cb864d92d1086afc4548f2c1b8446

At least 50 people are dead and hundreds wounded at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip http://live.reuters.com/Event/Las_Vegas_shooting_4?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

Marseille knifeman ‘used several aliases and stole’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41466614

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Oct 2017: Dukono volcano, Agung, Reventador, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65432/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Oct-2017-Dukono-volcano-Agung-Reventador-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Record-breaking snowstorm hits Rockies, heaviest October snow in Montana since 1914 https://watchers.news/2017/10/03/havre-montana-record-breaking-snowstorm/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hyderabad Cloudburst Kills 3, Downpour to Continue for Next 24 Hours http://www.news18.com/news/india/hyderabad-cloudburst-kills-3-downpour-to-continue-for-next-24-hours-1534365.html

Massive rain, worst flooding on record hits southern Norway https://watchers.news/2017/10/04/norway-flood/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Australia – Bundaberg Floods After 300mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/australia/bundaberg-floods-october-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

City of Houston breaks annual rainfall record set in 1900 https://watchers.news/2017/10/04/houston-rainfall-record/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Storm Nate formed off the coast of Nicaragua on Thursday and was being blamed for five deaths in that country http://nypost.com/2017/10/05/tropical-storm-nate-could-grow-to-hurricane-aimed-at-gulf-coast/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Mexico – Deadly Floods in Tamaulipas, Further Warnings for Severe Storms http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-tamaulipas-october-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Are Dutch Water Safety Institutions Prepared for Climate Change? http://edepot.wur.nl/198906

Can we really limit global warming to “well below” two degrees centigrade? http://sciencenordic.com/can-we-really-limit-global-warming-%E2%80%9Cwell-below%E2%80%9D-two-degrees-centigrade

Climate change drives Solomon Islands’ people of the sea ashore http://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-drives-solomon-islands-people-of-the-sea-ashore/a-40777201

Scientists may have found a solution to the atmosphere’s methane mystery https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/09/29/scientists-find-that-belching-cows-could-solve-a-key-mystery-about-the-atmosphere/

Sea level threatens Perth infrastructure http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-02/sea-levels-threaten-key-perth-infrastructure,-researchers-say/8998962

Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/oct/04/australian-cities-to-have-50c-summer-days-by-2040-study-says?CMP=share_btn_tw

Is this a good time to talk about climate change? http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2017/09/is-this-a-good-time-to-talk-about-climate-change/

Extreme rainfall has tripled in India since 1950 – but droughts are worsening too http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/extreme-rainfall-has-tripled-india-since-1950-droughts-are-worsening-too-1641701?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How 73 cities are using innovative climate action to ‘future-proof’ themselves http://citiscope.org/story/2017/how-73-cities-are-using-innovative-climate-action-future-proof-themselves

Climate, disasters and displacement http://climatemigration.org.uk/video-understanding-disasters-displacement-and-climate/?utm_content=buffer1f106&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Ex-FEMA Director: Rebuilding Puerto Rico Requires Acknowledging Climate Change http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/10/ex-fema-director-rebuilding-puerto-rico-requires-acknowledging-climate-change/

The Most Powerful Evidence Climate Scientists Have of Global Warming https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03102017/infographic-ocean-heat-powerful-climate-change-evidence-global-warming

Scientists say extreme storms to be ‘new normal’ https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/05/world/science-health-world/caribbean-hurricane-zone-bound-u-n-chief-scientists-say-extreme-storms-new-normal/#.WdWc1E8UnIU

New Toolkit for Building Urban Climate Resilience http://training.i-s-e-t.org/

A Climate Series for the Ages https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/event/climate-series-ages/

Miami Beach: A Model of Climate Adaptation for Coastal Cities? https://www.planetizen.com/node/94929/miami-beach-model-climate-adaptation-coastal-cities

Exceptional September heat in eastern Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs62.pdf

 

 

Disaster risk reduction

Flood insurance program exhausts Treasury borrowing http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/28/flood-insurance-treasury-borrowing-243252?cid=apn

Dales farmers primed to build region’s flood defences http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/10/02/dales-farmers-primed-build-regions-flood-defences/

Managed retreat as a response to natural hazard risk http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v7/n5/full/nclimate3252.html?foxtrotcallback=true

Do you want to be an integral part in UR2018? https://understandrisk.org/ur2018-calls-for-proposals/?platform=hootsuite

Pearl City To Demolish 22 Homes in Flood Plain http://www.mystateline.com/news/pearl-city-to-demolish-22-homes-in-flood-plain/819915262

Houston’s Reservoirs Can’t Sustain Any More Rain https://www.citylab.com/environment/2017/08/houston-reservoirs-tk/538383/

Houston eyes flood control projects during Harvey recovery https://apnews.com/0f2c06610c46426d931e7d90e4e22a4d

In Comoros, Africa’s island nations talk disaster preparedness https://africatimes.com/2017/09/30/in-comoros-africas-vulnerable-island-nations-talk-disaster-preparedness/

Flood prevention: A universal problem with a toolkit of solutions https://www.theplanner.co.uk/features/flood-prevention-a-universal-problem-with-a-toolkit-of-solutions

U.S. Cities Struggle To Meet Tighter Flood Standards http://www.npr.org/2017/10/02/554994446/flood-prone-communities-struggle-to-meet-post-katrina-standards

Council reviewing warning systems after Edgecumbe floods http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/audio/doug-leader-council-reviewing-warning-systems-after-edgecumbe-floods/

Seeing is Believing: Stanford researchers visualize California’s drought http://news.stanford.edu/2017/09/15/new-portal-exploring-californias-drought/?utm_content=buffer67308&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A Machine Learning Model Of Tropical Cyclone Wind Risk http://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/a-machine-learning-model-of-tropical-cyclone-wind-risk/

Countries Are Getting Better At Preventing Flood-Related Deaths. Not India. http://www.indiaspend.com/cover-story/countries-are-getting-better-at-preventing-flood-related-deaths-not-india-64210

Austin officials discuss flood warning, mitigation efforts http://www.mystatesman.com/news/local/austin-officials-discuss-flood-warning-mitigation-efforts/jDqFE5Vm5q3FJemseeSG7L/

Severe bushfire season on way as country WA firefighters get ready for the worst http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-04/severe-wa-bushfire-season-on-way-as-country-firefighters-prepare/9009048?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How megafires will shape our future https://islandpress.org/blog/how-wildfire-will-shape-our-future-conversation-edward-struzik

Community Risk Reduction: What Should It Mean for Your Community? http://www.fireemsleaderpro.org/2017/10/02/community-risk-reduction/

Real-time flood impacts mapping https://www.jbaconsulting.com/knowledge-hub/real-time-flood-impacts-mapping/

Could Sydney be the next Houston? https://riskfrontiers.com/could-sydney-be-the-next-houston/

Honda’s new robot prototype could help mitigate future disasters https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/03/hondas-new-robot-prototype-could-help-mitigate-future-disasters/

Rethinking the ‘Infrastructure’ Discussion Amid a Blitz of Hurricanes https://www.propublica.org/article/rethinking-the-infrastructure-discussion-amid-a-blitz-of-hurricanes?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1505338755

The mathematics of disaster https://cosmosmagazine.com/mathematics/the-mathematics-of-disaster

Special Issue: Risk Governance, Assessment, and Economic Impacts https://link.springer.com/journal/13753/8/3/page/1

Do trees in UK-relevant river catchments influence fluvial flood peaks?: a systematic review http://paper.li/slowtheflow_UK/1484420534?read=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.farminguk.com%2FNews%2FTree-planting-not-the-universal-panacea-in-combating-floods_47530.html%3Fplatform%3Dhootsuite

Some Property Insurers Pulling Back From Highest Wildfire Risk Areas http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/some-property-insurers-pulling-back-highest-wildfire-risk-areas

We Need to Manage Flood Risk http://meetingoftheminds.org/need-manage-flood-risk-23045

What is the yearly risk of another Harvey-level flood in Houston? http://jakewestfall.org/blog/index.php/2017/09/25/what-is-the-yearly-risk-of-another-harvey-level-flood-in-houston/

Predicting the next big flood in Greenland http://sciencenordic.com/predicting-next-big-flood-greenland

In wake of major floods, Texas water agency drafting statewide flood plan https://www.texastribune.org/2017/10/04/texas-drafting-statewide-flood-plan-2019-legislative-session/

Updated flood maps coming to Canada? http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/opinion/updated-flood-maps-coming-to-canada-78259.aspx

£50 million flood defence scheme opens in Leeds https://www.gov.uk/government/news/50-million-flood-defence-scheme-opens-in-leeds

Costs and benefits of flood mitigation in Launceston https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/40

New Orleans Has to Work Fast to Avoid Washing Away by 2050 https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-new-orleans-has-to-work-fast-to-avoid-w/f-236c59171f%2Fvice.com

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Lessons Learned, Cautions for New York & New Jersey https://www.stevens.edu/news/hurricanes-harvey-and-irma-could-they-happen-new-york-stevens-says-yes

Coasts: Life in the Danger Zone https://eu.boell.org/en/2017/06/02/coasts-life-danger-zone

Multi-variable flood damage modelling with limited data using supervised learning approaches https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/1683/2017/

Vulnerability reduction plays an essential role for successful flood risk management http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017EF000606/full

 

Emergency Management

 

Hurricane response: Caribbean disaster agency comes of age https://www.irinnews.org/analysis/2017/09/28/hurricane-response-caribbean-disaster-agency-comes-age

B.C. wildfires caused more than $127 million in insured damage http://citopbroker.com/news/b-c-wildfires-caused-more-than-127-million-in-insured-damage-ibc-13065

Texas Towns Crushed by Hurricane Harvey Struggle to Clean Up and Rebuild https://www.wsj.com/articles/texas-towns-crushed-by-hurricane-harvey-struggle-to-clean-up-and-rebuild-1506697280

Amateur Radio Operators Stepped In To Help Communications With Puerto Rico http://www.npr.org/2017/09/29/554600989/amateur-radio-operators-stepped-in-to-help-communications-with-puerto-rico

Where, Why And How Are Australians Dying In Floods? http://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/where-why-and-how-are-australians-dying-in-floods/

The Third Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies http://www.needs2018.com/call-for-papers/

EU to provide €1.2 mil for flood-affected people in Bangladesh http://www.clickittefaq.com/eu-provide-e1-2-mil-flood-affected-people-bd/

Emergency services praised after more than 200 homes affected by flooding http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/10/01/emergency-services-praised-200-homes-affected-flooding/

Seven graphics that sum up Puerto Rico disaster http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41447184

Michael VanRooyen Discusses Hurricane Maria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etqPDVly8rY

The Kiwi vulcanologist monitoring Mt Agung http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/340827/the-kiwi-vulcanologist-monitoring-mt-agung

With Irma – and a power failure – Miami gets a taste of deadly heat http://news.trust.org/item/20170926003704-g5xa5/?utm_content=bufferb6c25&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Long-Lead Prediction of the 2015 Fire and Haze Episode in Indonesia http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL073660/abstract

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Getting Outreach Right, the NASF’s Priorities, and the Evolution of Wildfire Risk Mapping https://fireadaptednetwork.org/getting-outreach-right-nasfs-priorities-evolution-wildfire-risk-mapping-interview-john-fish/?platform=hootsuite

Survival plans for people living in bushfire-prone zones should be second nature http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/bushfire-warning-as-season-begins-in-wa/news-story/ffaaae3d15febafc798c3f7fdd0b8084

Plan ahead for your pet in emergencies http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/4956482/plan-ahead-for-your-pet/?cs=1432

‘The Kendal Flood’ project https://kendaloralhistory.com/the-kendal-flood-of-december-2015-project/

Plate tectonics: When we discovered how the Earth really works http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41472281

Serious games in the context of early warning for natural hazards in South Asia http://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/faculty-of-engineering/civil/public/phd-opportunities/Kings_SeriousGames.pdf

Brisbane City Council provides free early warning alerts for Brisbane residents and visitors https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community-safety/community-safety/disasters-emergencies/severe-weather-alerts/brisbane-early-warning-alert-service

Civic Engagement: Teaching Children How to Think Instead of What to Think http://www.pearsonlearningnews.com/civic-engagement-teaching-children-think-instead-think/

10 Ways To Keep Your Dogs Safe Before, During And After A Flood http://3milliondogs.com/dogbook/10-ways-to-keep-your-dogs-safe-before-during-and-after-a-flood/

The FAC Self-Assessment Tool  helps communities understand where they are in their fire adaptation journey https://fireadaptednetwork.org/using-fac-self-assessment-tool/?platform=hootsuite

Weather Channel Goes Into Overdrive Covering Back-to-Back Hurricanes https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/09/business/media/weather-channel-hurricane-irma.html

Gamification: What it is, and how to fight it http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038026117728620?utm_content=buffer621f8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Armed with smartphones and boots, Niger youths map flood risks http://news.trust.org/item/20171002001812-u6mli?utm_content=buffer505c0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Social media and emergency management

Social media is becoming an increasingly popular platform for civic and political engagement http://online.rutgers.edu/resources/infographics/how-social-media-is-changing-public-administration/?program=mpa

A Bogus Climate Change Story Goes Viral on Social Media https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/how-climate-myths-spread-online?utm_term=.mhaAknkyX#.oeMG2W24g

Via social media, residents can contribute to public map that increases safety and helps response planning http://www.openhealthnews.com/content/mit-map-offers-real-time-crowd-sourced-flood-reporting-during-hurricane-Irma

 

Disaster psychology

 

Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx?utm_content=1506951022&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

How to Talk to Kids About the Las Vegas Shooting https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201710/how-talk-kids-about-the-las-vegas-shooting

Complex recovery awaits those injured in Las Vegas attack https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/04/world/crime-legal-world/complex-recovery-awaits-injured-las-vegas-attack/#.WdWdIE8UnIU

Mitigating the Mental and Physical Health Consequences of Hurricane Harvey http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2654052

 

Sociology and Disasters

Research shows that a ‘disaster community’ emerges in these events http://discoversociety.org/2017/10/04/what-happens-after-a-disaster/

Houston’s Community Places Can Be Hubs for Recovery https://www.pps.org/blog/houstons-community-places-can-be-hubs-for-recovery/

Football has long helped disaster recovery: Delaware Voices http://www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/10/05/football-has-long-helped-disaster-recovery-delaware-voices/733010001/

 

Latest version of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20573&t=ed81bbb11029228c7c702865ad410f91

 

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

Today in disaster resilience (29 September 2017)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Fears of dam collapse add to Puerto Rico’s misery after hurricane http://news.trust.org/item/20170923100208-p6xr1/

Tens of thousands flee rumbling Bali volcano https://www.yahoo.com/news/tens-thousands-flee-rumbling-bali-volcano-063847385.html

New magnitude-6.2 tremor shakes jittery Mexico http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-24/new-magnitude-6.2-earthquake-shakes-jittery-mexico/8978348?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Current wildfires burning in the US http://wxshift.com/climate-change/climate-indicators/us-wildfires

World weatherwatch: hurricanes, wildfires – and early snow https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/sep/24/world-weatherwatch-hurricanes-wildfires-and-early-snow?CMP=share_btn_tw

Flood sacks Cross River communities http://punchng.com/flood-sacks-cross-river-communities/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hurricane Maria Causes Damaging Floods in Haiti and Dominican Republic http://floodlist.com/america/caribbean-hurricane-maria-floods-haiti-dominican-republic-september-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Engineers inspecting Puerto Rico’s cracked dam that could ‘collapse at any minute’ http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/puerto-rico-guajataca-dam-hurricane-maria-1.4304878?platform=hootsuite

Over 8 000 people evacuated around Aoba (Ambae) volcano, Vanuatu https://watchers.news/2017/09/26/aoba-ambae-volcano-eruption-vanuatu/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Canyon Fire rapidly grows to 2 500 acres, 500 homes evacuated, California https://watchers.news/2017/09/27/canyon-fire-california/

Rumbling volcanoes in Indonesia and Vanuatu http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2017/09/27/agung-ambae-rainier-rumbling/

Three volcanoes around Pacific Rim on brink of major eruptions https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/97323957/three-volcanoes-around-pacific-rim-on-brink-of-major-eruptions

Maria, again a hurricane, swirls over North Carolina beaches http://www.fox13memphis.com/news/north-carolina-latest-to-suffer-in-2017-hurricane-season/615487291?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Brutal flash floods, landslides hit Turkey, at least one fatality reported https://watchers.news/2017/09/28/flash-flood-cayeli-rize-turkey/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Understanding impacts and adaptation to high-end climate scenarios in Europe https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3210&utm_content=bufferb6a22&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

When will humans be horrified by climate change? When the media give it the coverage it deserves http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-climate-change-brains-media-20170922-story.html

Australia’s east coast sweats under unusual spring heat wave https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/23/australias-east-coast-sweats-under-unusual-spring-heat-wave

Trump laments string of warming-fueled superstorms: “It’s just one after another” https://thinkprogress.org/trump-one-after-another-hurricanes-50c288af4ea6/

What real action on climate change looks like http://news.trust.org/item/20170922090437-yd2un/

Australia failing to meet Paris targets and more renewables needed, report says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/25/australia-failing-to-meet-paris-targets-and-more-renewables-needed-report-says?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

How 73 cities are using innovative climate action to ‘future-proof’ themselves http://citiscope.org/story/2017/how-73-cities-are-using-innovative-climate-action-future-proof-themselves

Climate change is shifting when Europe’s rivers flood https://www.sciencenews.org/article/climate-change-shifting-when-europes-rivers-flood

Portuguese children to crowdfund European climate change case https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/25/portuguese-children-crowdfund-european-climate-change-case-sue-47-countries

A Caribbean leader calls for action on climate change https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/eden-is-broken-a-caribbean-leader-calls-for-action-on-climate-change

Adapt to more wildfire in western North American forests as climate changes https://headwaterseconomics.org/wp-content/uploads/Adapt_To_More_Wildfire.pdf

Water Stress is Driving Conflict and Migration. How Should the Global Community Respond? http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/09/water-stress-driving-conflict-and-migration-how-should-global-community-respond

Climate Leadership Conference https://www.climateleadership.com.au/so/0LwspJ9J?cid=169b9ac4-a0a1-425f-8c82-d01cc65a9051&region=be86293e-3a12-490b-d165-9bd3dc41ebaf#/main

‘Attacked from two sides’: Antarctic sea ice hits another record low http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/attacked-from-two-sides-antarctic-sea-ice-hits-another-record-low-20170926-gyouuc.html

New temperature records expected as NSW, Queensland brace for second spring heatwave http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-26/bom-records-will-fall-as-eastern-australia-braces-for-heatwave/8988650

Warm waters tripled the amount of ice lost in these Antarctic glaciers — and that’s bad for sea level rise https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/26/16363158/antarctica-glaciers-melting-marguerite-bay-climate-change-warming-oceans

Ethiopia’s National Adaptation Plan http://napglobalnetwork.org/2017/09/national-sub-national-govts-collaborate-implement-ethiopias-nap/

Sunken continent Zealandia used to be closer to the surface, with a very different climate https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/97323821/sunken-continent-zealandia-used-to-be-closer-to-the-surface-with-a-very-different-climate

Right-wing media could not be more wrong about the 1.5°C carbon budget paper https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/sep/27/right-wing-media-could-not-be-more-wrong-about-the-15c-carbon-budget-paper?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Jamaican communities getting climate-smart to Climate Change http://www.jm.undp.org/content/jamaica/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2017/09/22/jamaican-communities-getting-climate-smart-to-climate-change.html

Lake Chad Basin: One long climate catastrophe http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/lake-chad-basin-long-climate-catastrophe-170923075220951.html

6 Early Lessons on Long-Term Climate Strategies http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/09/6-early-lessons-long-term-climate-strategies

Exposure to extreme heat and heatwaves is already a significant public health problem http://climatenexus.org/climate-issues/health/extreme-heat/?utm_content=buffer86b87&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate Change and surface flooding in Sierra Leone http://standardtimespress.org/?p=5374

Without action to tackle global warming, deadly summer temperatures of 40C in Europe could be normal by 2050 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/27/climate-change-made-lucifer-heatwave-far-more-likely-scientists-find?utm_content=buffer663a5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

One of the clearest signs of climate change in Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey was the rain https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/9/28/16362522/hurricane-maria-2017-irma-harvey-rain-flooding-climate-change

 

 

Disaster risk reduction

Latest issue of Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal http://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/0/ja

Incentivising the public to help manage flooding in their gardens http://paper.li/slowtheflow_UK/1484420534?read=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birminghampost.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fnews-opinion%2Falister-scott-incentivising-public-help-6884844

Bushfire survivors in Adelaide Hills undertake ‘extreme’ rebuild of home complete with bunker http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-22/grand-design-inspired-adelaide-hills-bushfire-bunker/8966994

How Prepared Is The U.S. For Earthquakes? http://www.npr.org/2017/09/21/552708118/how-prepared-is-the-u-s-for-earthquakes

What would an entirely flood-proof city look like? https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/sep/25/what-flood-proof-city-china-dhaka-houston

Wildfire Experts’ Paper Informs Effective Policy https://headwaterseconomics.org/wildfire/insights/

How Damaging Would A Major Earthquake Be For San Francisco And Los Angeles? http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/09/19/major-earthquake-san-francisco-los-angeles

Terrorism: The Lessons of Barcelona http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2017/09/19/terrorism-the-lessons-of-barcelona/

Fighting Central Oregon Wildfire with Fire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fighting-central-oregon-wildfire-fire/

Past could be key to forecasting future quakes http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11926277

£300,000 to be spent on detailed study as Smallfield is revealed to be at high risk of flooding http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/300000-spent-detailed-study-smallfield-13657338

Extreme weather to cost UK billions and leave 2.5m homes at risk of flooding unless ministers take action http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-global-warming-extreme-weather-flooding-homes-drought-uk-economy-a7964851.html

The flood resilient home https://makewealthhistory.org/2017/09/22/building-of-the-week-the-flood-resilient-home/

Are Catastrophic Disasters Striking More Often? https://futurism.com/are-catastrophic-disasters-striking-more-often/

Report on the workshop for the participatory evaluation of earthquake risk and resilience in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/55006

A Slow, Weak, and Wet Typhoon Wreaked Havoc in Japan 70 Years Ago http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/A-Slow,-Weak,-and-Wet-Typhoon-Wreaked-Havoc-in-Japan-70-Years-Ago/

Arsonists on NSW north coast in sights of Forestry Corporation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-25/arsonists-on-nsw-north-coast-in-the-sights-of-forestry-corp/8984244

The BGS coastal vulnerability dataset combines multi-hazards within the coastal zone of England and Wales http://www.bgs.ac.uk/products/geohazards/coastalVulnerability.html

Flooding: NEMA urges Imo Govt to demolish houses on waterways https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/flooding-nema-urges-imo-govt-demolish-houses-waterways/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Where will the deadly floods strike next? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41384689

All-In-One Structure Solves Flooding, Parking and the Lack of Green Space in Cities http://www.archdaily.com/880164/all-in-one-structure-solves-flooding-parking-and-the-lack-of-green-space-in-cities

Standard would help enhance flood resilience of new communities: report https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/standard-help-enhance-flood-resilience-new-communities-report-1004121041/

Free Special Issue: Preparing for, Responding to, and Recovering from Hurricane Flooding Disasters http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1539-6924/homepage/special_issue__preparing_for__responding_to__and_recovering_from_hurricane_flood.htm?elq_mid=21423&elq_cid=2250727

As communities rebuild after hurricanes, study shows wetlands can significantly reduce property damage https://theconversation.com/as-communities-rebuild-after-hurricanes-study-shows-wetlands-can-significantly-reduce-property-damage-83935?utm_content=buffere00d2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Leveraging new technology to enable better flood predictions http://paper.li/slowtheflow_UK/1484420534?read=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ambiental.co.uk%2Fflood-alerting-and-monitoring-solutions-for-emergency-responders%2F

The Next Paradigm Shift: From ‘Disaster Risk Reduction’ to ‘Resisting Disaster Risk Creation’ http://www.aaroncg.me/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LAVELL-AND-WISNER-2017-DRRRDRC.pdf

Western senators push wildfire legislation after most expensive firefighting season on record http://www.kivitv.com/news/western-senators-push-wildfire-legislation-after-most-expensive-firefighting-season-on-record

Explorers probe hidden continent of Zealandia https://theconversation.com/explorers-probe-hidden-continent-of-zealandia-83406

Malaysia’s new flood mitigation measures http://www.intellasia.net/expert-gives-thumbs-up-to-malaysias-flood-mitigation-measures-623316

Massive Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami Expected by the End of 2017? http://www.snopes.com/indian-ocean-earthquake-tsunami-prediction-2017/

Methods for Measuring Impact of Malaria Control Efforts on Child Deaths https://www.measureevaluation.org/news/methods-for-measuring-impact-of-malaria-control-efforts-on-child-deaths

Building the first Global Hydrological Status and Outlook System https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/building-first-global-hydrological-status-and-outlook-system

Remote-Sensing Streamflow Radar Provides Advance Warning for Flooding https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/09/remote-sensing-streamflow-radar-provides-advance-warning-flooding

How engineering earthquake-proof buildings could save lives http://www.businessinsider.com/earthquake-proof-buildings-are-they-safe-2017-9?IR=T

How We Can Stop Earthquakes From Killing People Before They Even Hit http://time.com/4955836/earthquake-risk-damage-technology/

 

Emergency Management

 

How Cuba and Puerto Rico responded to their hurricanes http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41371793

Japan, Catfish, and the Need for Disaster Preparedness https://medium.com/@robintlewis/japan-catfish-and-the-need-for-disaster-preparedness-3c9bcb8ed580

Australian civilian hospital nurses’ lived experience of a disaster http://www.jamieranse.com/2017/09/phd.html

Never Let a Disaster Recovery Go to Waste https://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Never-Let-a-Disaster-Recovery-Go-to-Waste?gko=74cfb

Local Emergency Management Guidelines for Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction in NSW http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/cdrp/projects/Emergency%20Preparedness_brochure_August2017_WEB_ACCESS.pdf

Maria has plunged Puerto Rico into a humanitarian emergency http://grist.org/article/maria-has-plunged-puerto-rico-into-a-humanitarian-emergency/

What does it mean for a hospital to be ready for disaster? https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/what-does-it-mean-for-a-hospital-to-be-ready-for-disaster/505573/

Forest Service Wildland Fire Suppression Costs Exceed $2 Billion https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2017/09/14/forest-service-wildland-fire-suppression-costs-exceed-2-billion

Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Devastated Electricity System http://blog.ucsusa.org/juan-declet-barreto/rebuilding-puerto-ricos-devastated-electricity-system#.Wck2wIGYQtE.twitter

Government comes in for criticism ‘belated’ response to Donegal floods http://www.independent.ie/business/farming/forestry-enviro/government-comes-in-for-criticism-belated-response-to-donegal-floods-36170321.html

In Puerto Rico, another desperate plea for help http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-help-243133

Massive landfills on Caribbean islands were already poisoning the nearby soil. Hurricanes Maria and Irma likely just made them worse, experts say https://www.buzzfeed.com/nidhisubbaraman/hurricanes-environment-landfills

It’s important to keep tourism afloat in areas that experience natural disasters https://theconversation.com/its-important-to-keep-tourism-afloat-in-areas-that-experience-natural-disasters-84461?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Disaster recovery and property restoration is a growth industry https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/26/investors-start-cleaning-up-with-disaster-recovery-boom.html

Amateur Radio’s Force of Fifty Answers the Red Cross Call in Puerto Rico http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-s-force-of-fifty-answers-the-red-cross-call-in-puerto-rico

A post-disaster map of Caribbean politics and aid status https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/09/27/post-disaster-map-caribbean-politics-and-aid-status?123

3 storms, 3 responses: Comparing Harvey, Irma and Maria http://www.newschannel5.com/news/national/3-storms-3-responses-comparing-harvey-irma-and-maria-1?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Puerto Rico’s Biggest Airport Becomes a Refugee Camp http://www.thedailybeast.com/puerto-ricos-biggest-airport-becomes-a-refugee-camp?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The National Weather Service’s hurricane updates are getting increasingly bizarre as more and more storms hit https://www.businessinsider.com.au/national-weather-service-bizarre-hurricane-update-2017-9?r=UK&IR=T

Drone captures Maria’s devastation https://www.wired.com/story/photo-of-the-week-drone-captures-hurricane-marias-devastation-in-puerto-rico/

How organizations prepare for natural disasters https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/20/life/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-medical-aid-disaster

Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria – in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/sep/26/puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria-in-pictures

People in Puerto Rico describe devastation after 6 days without basic resources: ‘The people that are outside know more than the people that are there’ https://www.businessinsider.com.au/puerto-rico-people-conditions-days-no-power-water-hurricane-maria-2017-9?r=US&IR=T

Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy will make hurricane recovery brutal – here’s why https://theconversation.com/puerto-ricos-bankruptcy-will-make-hurricane-recovery-brutal-heres-why-84559

Storm Claims Could Top $100 Billion; for Puerto Rico, ‘Maria Changes Everything’ http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Storm-Claims-Could-Top-100-Billion-for-Puerto-Rico-Maria-Changes-Everything.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The ‘miracle of Kamaishi’ : How 3,000 students survived 3/11 http://mnj.gov-online.go.jp/kamaishi.html

Students help map crisis response https://news.northeastern.edu/2017/09/after-recent-disasters-northeastern-students-faculty-help-map-crisis-response/

News gathering during natural disasters http://spacenews.com/news-gathering-during-natural-disasters/

Remembering the Past, Anticipating the Future: Community Learning and Adaptation Discourse in Media Commemorations of Catastrophic Wildfires in Colorado http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17524032.2017.1371053

Teaching tools to learn more about wildfire safety http://firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/teaching-tools.aspx?order_src=C365

[infographic] Disaster Preparedness and Prevention http://www.aidforum.org/infographic/infographic-disaster-preparedness-and-prevention

Assessing Flooding and Hydrodynamics for Community Revitalization http://thrivingearthexchange.org/project/connellsville-pa/

A Puerto Rican on the mainland: What you can learn from a disaster (when you are lucky not to actually be in one) https://medium.com/@tmunozerickson/a-puerto-rican-on-the-mainland-what-you-can-learn-from-a-disaster-when-you-are-lucky-not-to-29ca10138341

Using social capital formation as part of disaster preparedness engagement http://opportunityurbanism.org/2017/09/neighborfest-building-a-stronger-more-connected-world-from-the-block-up/

Preparedness Planning for Your Business https://www.ready.gov/business

How to Disarm Earthquakes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1rFoN-DnS8&feature=youtu.be

In the aftermath of the 2017 storms, it’s time for a new visual language for climate change http://climateoutreach.org/in-the-aftermath-of-the-2017-storms-its-time-for-a-new-visual-language-for-climate-change/

The paradox of a hurricane http://lithub.com/the-paradox-of-a-hurricane-harbinger-of-death-instrument-of-love/

How to set up a community response network for the next emergency https://www.trekmedics.org/blog/community-response-in-hurricanes/

Emergency Preparedness for Older Pennsylvanians https://www.governor.pa.gov/emergency-preparedness-older-pennsylvanians/

Five smart sensors to be installed in Calder Valley for citizen-science flood monitoring project http://abopen.com/blog/flood-network-partners-ab-open-river-level-sensor-initiative/

How do we communicate and warn about floods? http://www.chiefscientist.qld.gov.au/publications/understanding-floods/flood-warnings

Chasing the flame: Does media coverage of wildfires probe deeply enough? https://theconversation.com/chasing-the-flame-does-media-coverage-of-wildfires-probe-deeply-enough-82631

Social media and emergency management

From Concept to Reality: Operationalizing Social Media for Preparedness, Response and Recovery https://www.dhs.gov/publication/vsmwg-concept-reality

#FuerzaMexico embodies the resilience of Mexico, even after a natural disaster https://hellogiggles.com/news/fuerzamexico-resiliance-mexico-natural-disaster/

The National Preparedness Month Social Media Toolkit https://www.ready.gov/september

How Puerto Ricans on the Mainland Are Getting News From Relatives https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/09/how-puerto-ricans-on-the-mainland-are-getting-news-from-relatives/541062/

Google activates crisis map and person finder for Puerto Rico http://www.poconorecord.com/news/20170923/google-activates-crisis-map-and-person-finder-for-puerto-rico

Twitter’s Testing an Expanded 280 Character Limit with Some Users http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/twitters-testing-expanded-280-character-limit-some-users

Launch of a new working group on social media in emergencies http://www.eena.org/pages/social-media#.Wcwh4o-CzIU

Social media lessons from Calgary flood highlighted in wake of Houston crisis http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/houston-floods-calgary-social-media-1.4267539

Social media have the power to significantly enhance emergency response capabilities http://cradpdf.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/PDFS/unc276/p805418_A1b.pdf

 

Disaster psychology

 

Fire staff on long-term mental health leave up by 30% http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41164996

Powerful Storms Make For Compelling Stories, But Can Cause Mental Health Stress http://www.npr.org/2017/09/21/552708139/powerful-storms-make-for-compelling-stories-but-can-cause-mental-health-stress

The idiosyncratic nature of confidence https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0215-1?utm_content=buffer57b48&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Storm After The Storm: Disaster’s Mental Toll http://ht.ly/JUya30fq6Zk

What psychologists do on disaster relief operations http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/disaster-site.aspx

Convincing people that they’re at risk from an imminent natural disaster can be trickier than you might think http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-flood-evacuation-study-mru-1.4307698

Sociology and Disasters

People travelling in groups instead of alone seem to reduce evacuation time https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-67074-4_16

The people who keep us company throughout our life cycle https://urbandemographics.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/the-people-who-keep-us-company.html

Why Is Trust Important? https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2017/09/28/why-is-trust-important/

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

Today in disaster resilience (15 September 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Mexico’s strongest earthquake in a century leaves dozens dead http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/08/americas/earthquake-hits-off-the-coast-of-southern-mexico/index.html

Livorno flood aerial photos reveal devastation caused in Tuscan port where six people have died and three remain missing https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4433452/livorno-flood-aerial-photos-reveal-devastation-caused-in-tuscan-port-where-six-people-have-died-and-three-remain-missing/

Destructive Hurricane “Irma” moving through Florida, toward Georgia https://watchers.news/2017/09/10/hurricane-irma-florida-landfall-track-september-2017/

Sheveluch erupts ash up to 8.5 km a.s.l., Klyuchevskoy alert level raised, Russia https://watchers.news/2017/09/08/eruption-sheveluch-klyuchevskoy-russia-september-2017/

Death Toll From Hurricane Irma Climbs in Caribbean as Jose Approaches http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Death-Toll-From-Hurricane-Irma-Climbs-in-Caribbean-as-Jose-Approaches.html

Mexican earthquake death toll reaches 90 as food supplies fly in http://www.scotsman.com/news/world/mexican-earthquake-death-toll-reaches-90-as-food-supplies-fly-in-1-4556354

Hurricane Irma: Where it is now and what we know https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/09/10/when-hurricane-irma-move-inland/650721001/

Shorelines drained in eerie effect of Hurricane Irma http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/10/us/shorelines-drained-hurricane-irma-storm-surge/index.html

Niger floods threaten neighboring west African countries http://www.africanews.com/2017/09/10/niger-floods-threaten-neighboring-west-african-countries/

Tropical Depression “Maring” to make landfall over Quezon-Aurora area, Philippines https://watchers.news/2017/09/11/tropical-depression-maring-to-make-landfall-over-quezon-aurora-area-philippines/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

116 wildfires burning in the US http://wxshift.com/climate-change/climate-indicators/us-wildfires

Hundreds evacuated in Swiss Alps over Trift glacier avalanche threat http://news.sky.com/story/hundreds-evacuated-in-swiss-alps-over-trift-glacier-avalanche-threat-11028789

Assam floods worsen http://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-flood-situation-worsens-one-drowns-40000-people-affected-in-sonitpur-4031981.html

Croatia – Floods in Zadar After 280mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/europe/croatia-floods-zadar-september-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hurricane Irma Causes Major Flooding in Northern Florida http://floodlist.com/america/usa/hurricane-irma-floods-florida-september-2017

No Rest for the Hurricane-Weary: Jose a Potential East Coast Threat https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/jose-potential-east-coast-threat?__prclt=1kWTA0BN

Area sees ‘incredible’ flooding as Irma pounds Charleston, coastal South Carolina http://www.postandcourier.com/news/area-sees-incredible-flooding-as-irma-pounds-charleston-coastal-south/article_b752803e-96ee-11e7-9c8a-3f6a906b40d4.html

At least three dead, six missing, as storm hits Philippines http://www.gulf-times.com/story/563538/At-least-three-dead-six-missing-as-storm-hits-Phil

Two Cyclones Stir Up Asian Waters https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=90972&src=twitter-nh

Tropical Storm “Max” forms, about to hit Mexican state of Guerrero https://watchers.news/2017/09/13/tropical-storm-max-forecast-track-mexico-landfall/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Sep 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65163/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Sep-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Duko.html

Bangladesh: where the rain keeps coming https://www.mnnonline.org/news/bangladesh-rain-keeps-coming/

Storm Aileen batters Britain with high winds causing power cuts and travel chaos https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/13/storm-aileen-batters-britain-with-high-winds-and-power-cuts

Severe windstorm hits Germany, killing at least 3 https://watchers.news/2017/09/14/windstorm-sebastian-germany/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Storm “Doksuri” intensifying, landfall expected in northern Vietnam https://watchers.news/2017/09/13/tropical-storm-doksuri-forecast-track-landfall-vietnam/

Bangladesh devastated in third flood, incurs severe losses http://www.atimes.com/article/bangladesh-devastated-third-flood-incurs-severe-losses/

 

Disaster risk reduction

In flood-prone coastal Louisiana, towns have started to ask a question Texans may face soon: When should we all just leave? http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/09/01/harvey-texas-louisiana-floods-relocation-215565

Hurricane Harvey shows lack of awareness of flood risk http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/hurricane-harvey-shows-lack-of-awareness-of-flood-risk-13028

In Houston, a Terrifying Real-Life Lesson for Disaster-Prone Cities https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/us/houston-harvey-disaster-lessons.html?smid=tw-share

Houston: boom town, flood town https://projects.propublica.org/houston-cypress/

Floodplains in California’s future https://californiawaterblog.com/2017/09/10/floodplains-in-californias-future/

Floodplains: Processes and Management for Ecosystem Services https://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520294103

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

Kaikoura quake triggered Hawke’s Bay slow slips – study http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/09/kaikoura-quake-triggered-hawke-s-bay-slow-slips-study.html

What distance into fuel treatments fire needs to travel before fire severity is diminished? http://www.cafiresci.org/research-publications-source/category/fire-severity-change-with-distance-into-fuel-treatments

As threats grow, expanding cities push for stronger, safer societies http://news.trust.org/item/20170720110332-qlh6j/

Seismologists hope to create earthquake forecasts for California, using small temblors to warn of big ones http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-earthquake-forecast-20170911-htmlstory.html

In flood-prone South Asia, early warning systems buy precious time https://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/09/05/flood-prone-south-asia-early-warning-systems-buy-precious-time

A significant proportion of the unprecedented flood losses generated by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana will be uninsured http://aon.mediaroom.com/2017-09-11-Hurricane-Harvey-highlights-magnitude-of-insurance-protection-gap-according-to-Aon-outlook-report

NASA researcher says Harvey flooding pushed Houston down two centimeters http://inhabitat.com/nasa-researchers-says-harvey-flooding-pushed-houston-down-two-centimeters/

Hurricane Harvey Caused 500,000-Year Floods in Some Areas https://www.livescience.com/60378-hurricane-harvey-once-in-500000-year-flood.html

Harvey and Irma’s lasting lesson — America needs stronger flood policies http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/350251-harvey-and-irmas-lasting-lesson-america-needs-stronger-flood

Building codes pay for themselves in disaster-prone regions https://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/housing/building-codes-pay-disaster-prone-regions

Africa Hydromet Forum: Improving climate and weather forecasting to build disaster resilience https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/africa-hydromet-forum?CID=SURR_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Where will future hurricanes make landfall? Scientists in Boulder are circling closer to the answer http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/13/where-will-future-hurricanes-be-boulder/

More damaging wildfires in USA and Canada https://www.cbsnews.com/news/western-wildfires-devastate-parts-of-u-s-canada/

How to Build Hurricane-Proof Cities http://www.routefifty.com/infrastructure/2017/09/build-hurricane-proof-cities/140923/

Floods May Cost South Asia $215 Billion a Year by 2030 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-12/south-asia-cities-face-215-billion-worth-extreme-rainfall-risks

Earthquake forecasting during the complex Amatrice-Norcia seismic sequence http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/9/e1701239

Encouraging rebuilding in areas where homes and businesses probably shouldn’t have been built in the first place https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/will-rebuilding-after-harvey-and-irma-make-more-flooding-inevitable

How will you choose what flood events to model? https://waterdecisions.org/how-to-choose-flood-events-to-model-to-characterise-flood-risk/

Harvey and Irma should change the way the U.S. deals with catastrophic storms https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-11/get-ready-for-more-hurricanes

Some investors bet big against disasters https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/13/economy/some-investors-bet-big-against-disasters

Hurricane Irma broke a bunch of meteorological records https://www.businessinsider.com.au/hurricane-irma-weather-meteorology-records-2017-9?r=US&IR=T

These images provide valuable information about the movement of water across the floodplain http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/environmentalwater/murray-lower-darling-news.htm?utm_content=bufferdd961&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Mumbai floods: what happens when cities sacrifice ecology for development https://theconversation.com/mumbai-floods-what-happens-when-cities-sacrifice-ecology-for-development-83328?utm_content=buffer17256&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Mexico steps up to unique triple disaster threat https://www.zilient.org/article/mexico-steps-unique-triple-disaster-threat

Tectonic plates weaker than previously thought https://watchers.news/2017/09/14/tectonic-plates-weaker-than-previously-thought/

UN: Huge Volume of Extreme Weather Events Pose Major Threat to Peace and Security of Vulnerable Communities http://www.unisdr.org/archive/54837

Abandon Florida? Not quite. But it’s time for a retreat from flood zones. https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/9/14/16304730/flooding-irma-houston-retreat-floodplains-buyouts

How to implement the strategy of managed retreat http://news.stanford.edu/2017/03/27/keeping-communities-harms-way-changing-climate/

 

Emergency Management

Harvey delivered wide-spread 25,000-year rains over a 120-hour period http://www.climatesignals.org/scientific-reports/hurricane-harvey-%E2%80%93-extraordinary-flooding-houston-and-surrounding-areas

Destructive Hurricanes Harvey and Irma May Wipe Out 100,000 Jobs: Goldman Sachs https://www.thestreet.com/story/14299423/1/destructive-hurricanes-harvey-and-irma-may-wipe-out-100-000-jobs-goldman-sachs.html

Hurricane Irma highlights the great divide in disaster vulnerability https://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/09/08/hurricane-irma-highlights-great-divide-disaster-vulnerability

FEMA could run out of cash this weekend http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/07/politics/fema-funding-disaster-relief/index.html

Are this year’s violent, massive storms going to be the trigger for violent social unrest? https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-09-09-are-this-years-violent-massive-storms-going-to-be-the-trigger-for-violent-social-unrest.html

A long road to recovery: Why flood victims in Bihar are not hopeful of speedy compensation https://scroll.in/article/849796/a-long-road-to-recovery-why-flood-victims-in-bihar-are-not-hopeful-of-speedy-compensation

‘Not fit to live on’: Chaos grips Caribbean islands days after Irma’s rampage https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/11/hurricane-irma-caribbean-islands-evacuation?CMP=share_btn_tw

“People are reluctant to leave their homes unless they can bring the family dog or cat with them” https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2017/0910/For-those-fleeing-Irma-relief-gratitude-and-sometimes-guilt

Whether to evacuate the public or advise them to shelter in place? http://www.domesticpreparedness.com/commentary/rethinking-disaster-evacuation/

Four Storm Surges in One Storm: Perspective on Irma’s Wild Coastal Floods http://wxshift.com/news/blog/irmas-wild-coastal-floods-storm-surge

Vulnerable Communities Lose Critical Documentation in Natural Disasters’ Wake https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/09/how-id-laws-disenfranchise-voters-in-the-wake-of-a-hurricane/538512/?utm_source=SFTwitter

6 rules for rebuilding infrastructure in an era of ‘unprecedented’ weather events https://theconversation.com/6-rules-for-rebuilding-infrastructure-in-an-era-of-unprecedented-weather-events-83129?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Houston’s Floodwaters Are Tainted, Testing Shows https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/health/houston-flood-contamination.html

New Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner announced http://avbfb.org.au/new-fire-and-emergency-services-commissioner-announced/

8 die at Florida nursing home in Irma’s sweltering aftermath https://apnews.com/b01d27a86b644196ba7081f72eed88d8?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

Harvey and Irma take a huge bite out of the U.S. economy http://grist.org/briefly/harvey-and-irma-take-a-huge-bite-out-of-the-u-s-economy/

Mexico City is one of the few lucky places to have a public earthquake warning system https://www.wired.com/story/mexico-city-earthquake-alert/?mbid=social_twitter_onsiteshare

Disaster response and recovery in Bangladesh and Nepal https://medium.com/creating-opportunity/southasiadisasterrecovery-e69289233865

Getting power back to millions in Florida won’t be easy https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/11/sustainability/getting-power-back-millions-florida-wont-be-easy

Why disaster recovery is a long, slow process https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/07/world/why-disaster-recovery-long-slow-process

Incredible satellite photos show Florida and the Caribbean before and after Irma battered the regions http://www.businessinsider.com/irma-damage-satellite-images-of-florida-and-the-caribbean-2017-9/?r=AU&IR=T

Texas has launched aerial attacks on mosquitoes after floods http://www.businessinsider.com/r-texas-calls-in-us-air-force-to-counter-post-storm-surge-in-mosquitoes-2017-9?IR=T

The Virgin Islands, After Irma: ‘It Was Like Stepping Onto Another Planet’ http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/14/550940009/the-virgin-islands-after-irma-it-was-like-stepping-onto-another-planet

Tech companies are redefining how we respond to natural disasters—in a good way https://qz.com/1075435/tech-companies-are-redefining-how-we-respond-to-natural-disasters-in-a-good-way/?utm_content=bufferf2fc5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Why Did Hurricane Irma Leave so Many People in the Dark? http://blog.ucsusa.org/julie-mcnamara/hurricane-irma-power-outage?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw

Nepal’s Flood Recovery Set to Exclude the Most Marginalised https://thewire.in/177243/nepal-flood-recovery-tenant-farmers/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Communicating contested geoscience to the public: Moving from ‘matters of fact’ to ‘matters of concern’ http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825217301125

Five broad dimensions of people’s engagement with information http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/09/11/how-people-approach-facts-and-information/

Make a Plan https://happens.nz/make-a-plan/

New RFS Bushfire Plan http://www.myfireplan.com.au/

A Scholar Looks at History to Chart a New Narrative on Natural Disasters http://www.wnyc.org/story/scholar-looks-history-chart-narrative-natural-disasters/?hootPostID=ab42659839ea26c5a6b474c120759b87

Models of community engagement https://participation.cymru/en/resources/community-engagement-models/

I downloaded an app. And suddenly, was part of the Cajun Navy http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/I-downloaded-an-app-And-suddenly-I-was-talking-12172506.php

Progress in emergency communications since Katrina https://www.wired.com/story/harvey-shows-progress-on-emergency-communications-since-katrina/

Public libraries can (literally) serve as a shelter from the storm https://theconversation.com/public-libraries-can-literally-serve-as-a-shelter-from-the-storm-83070?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Using strategic narratives to help integrate CCA & DRR http://www.placard-network.eu/using-narratives-to-help-integrate-cca-drr/

Community Wildfire Resilience Workshop Gets Rave Reviews — Key Ingredients https://fireadaptednetwork.org/community-wildfire-resilience-workshop/

UK flood information service https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings

Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies http://jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba

 

Social media and emergency management

Why social media apps should be in your disaster kit https://theconversation.com/why-social-media-apps-should-be-in-your-disaster-kit-83743

Open data and social networks like Snapchat and Facebook have helped FEMA react more quickly and effectively https://www.fastcompany.com/40459641/from-katrina-to-harvey-how-disaster-relief-is-evolving-with-technology

When calling 911 failed, stranded Houstonians turned to Twitter and Facebook http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/harvey-social-media_us_59a47f42e4b050afa90c1049

Social media reaches 3 billion users globally, says new report http://mashable.com/2017/08/07/3-billion-global-social-media-users/#XLHQ1M1amaqI

 

Disaster psychology

How much trauma has Hurricane Irma caused? http://thewire.org.au/story/after-hurricane-irma-then-what/

The mental health impact of major disasters like Harvey and Irma https://theconversation.com/the-mental-health-impact-of-major-disasters-like-harvey-and-irma-83764

New research shows the role of emotions in reactions to disasters https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201709/what-does-it-take-survive-emotionally-after-disaster

In Houston, Children Are Likely To Experience Trauma From Hurricane Harvey http://www.npr.org/2017/09/11/550218492/in-houston-children-are-likely-to-experience-trauma-from-hurricane-harvey

 

Sociology and Disasters

‘This is human kindness’: Hurricane Katrina survivors help Houston after Harvey https://www.today.com/parents/katrina-survivors-helping-houston-after-hurricane-harvey-t116108

Florida coasts and flood-prone areas are home to many people who are particularly vulnerable in storms https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/irma-is-bearing-down-on-some-of-floridas-most-vulnerable-residents/?ex_cid=story-twitter

Hurricane Irma exposes racial tensions on smashed St. Martin https://apnews.com/6150ee8349fe4cb78a5293b82cf68de9

“Disasters tend to worsen the already present inequalities in their paths. Irma is no different.” https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/09/the-poor-in-irmas-path/539412/?utm_source=nl__link4_091217&silverid=MzEwMTkxMTQyOTAxS0

Neighbors helping neighbors: the power of community preparedness revealed during Harvey, Irma, wildfires https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2017/09/12/neighbors-helping-neighbors-the-power-of-community-preparedness-revealed-during-harvey-irma-wildfires

Role of Social Capital in Emergency Preparedness https://medium.com/the-community-engager/neighborfest-fc6fcd90f6b8

India’s floods expose poor countries’ total vulnerability to climate change http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/09/01/indias-floods-expose-total-vulnerability-climate-change/

Why Every Hurricane Should Be Named “Jim” https://theleap.org/portfolio-items/why-every-hurricane-should-be-named-jim/

 

September 2017 edition of The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) newsletter http://www.tiems.info/images/pdfs/TIEMS-2017-Newsletter-Septemberver1.pdf

 

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

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (1 September 2017)

Disaster

 

Recent emergencies/disasters

Harvey downgraded to a tropical storm, but details of devastation are emerging https://www.businessinsider.com.au/tropical-storm-harvey-hurricane-updates-map-texas-where-landfall-damage-2017-8

New mudslide hits Swiss town, eight hikers still missing https://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-landslide-idUSKCN1B51WG

Harvey’s rain ‘beyond anything experienced,’ weather service says http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/27/us/harvey-landfall/index.html

Mammoth Flood Disaster in Houston: More Rain Yet to Come https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/mammoth-flood-disaster-houston-more-rain-yet-come

Tornado Touches Down in Vermillion Parish https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/louisiana/articles/2017-08-26/the-latest-sw-louisiana-can-expect-up-to-13-inches-of-rain

Bihar floods’ death toll touches 440 http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Q0VX3xLI4jLwhnX5hfQWpI/Bihar-floods-death-toll-touches-440-171-crore-people-stil.html

Bangladesh floods worst in 40 years, 8 million affected http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201856312/bangladesh-floods-worst-in-40-years-8-million-affected

Texas flood disaster: Harvey has unloaded 9 trillion gallons of water https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/08/27/texas-flood-disaster-harvey-has-unloaded-9-trillion-tons-of-water/?utm_term=.5a91b0f59d5f&wpisrc=nl_rainbow&wpmm=1

Family Of Six Drowns In Houston Flooding http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/28/family-of-six-drowns-in-houston-flooding/

Sierra Leone mudslides ‘kill more than 1,000’ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/sierra-leone-mudslides-kill-1000-170827205358504.html

Massive rockslope collapse with 35 fatalities caught on a remarkable video https://watchers.news/2017/08/29/zhangjiawan-landslide-china-video/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Active volcanoes in the world https://watchers.news/2017/08/24/active-volcanoes-in-the-world-august-16-22-2017/

With Ten Times the Usual Rain, Mumbai Heads Towards Imminent Flood http://www.news18.com/news/india/with-ten-times-the-usual-rain-mumbai-heads-towards-imminent-flood-1504367.html

Floods In South Asia Have Killed More Than 1,000 People This Summer http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/29/547078456/floods-in-south-asia-have-killed-more-than-1-000-people-this-summer

Already Flooded, Houston Braces As 2 Swollen Reservoirs Are Opened http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/28/546693088/hurricane-harvey-brings-catastrophe-to-texas

Harvey leaving record rainfall, at least 22 deaths behind in Houston http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-hurricane-harvey-flooding-houston-20170829-story.html

India floods: Toddlers killed in Mumbai rains http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-41093404

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2017/08/31/sumatra-indonesia-earthquake-august-31-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Turkey hit by 28 002 earthquakes during the first 8 months of 2017 https://watchers.news/2017/08/30/turkey-hit-by-28-002-earthquakes-during-the-first-8-months-of-2017/

Robust steam plume, new explosive eruption at Bogoslov volcano, Alaska https://watchers.news/2017/08/27/robust-steam-plume-new-explosive-eruption-at-bogoslov-volcano-alaska/

Flood displaces over 110,000 people in Makurdi https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/flood-displaces-over-110-000-people-in-makurdi-sema.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

The US is good at responding to flood damage. We’re terrible at mitigating it https://www.vox.com/2017/8/26/16208230/hurricane-harvey-flood-damage

In Pursuit of Flash Flood Data https://eos.org/editors-vox/in-pursuit-of-flash-flood-data

Within cities, poor communities of color often live in segregated neighborhoods with higher flood risks https://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2017/08/a-catastrophe-for-houstons-most-vulnerable-people/538155/?utm_source=twb

Houston’s development boom and reduction of wetlands leave region flood prone http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-s-development-boom-and-reduction-of-8403838.php&cmpid=twitter-premium

Texas flood damage from Harvey may match Katrina: insurance group https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-insurance-idUSKCN1B70W0

Five Reasons Houston Is Especially Vulnerable to Flooding https://www.wsj.com/articles/five-reasons-houston-is-especially-vulnerable-to-flooding-1503676480

Not so Natural Disasters https://thesocietypages.org/trot/2016/10/19/not-so-natural-disasters/

Shops under a volcano? The dangerous lure of Mount Etna https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/aug/27/dangerous-lure-of-mount-etna-sicily-italy?CMP=share_btn_tw

How reconnecting with nature can help us cope with floods http://www.eco-business.com/news/how-reconnecting-with-nature-can-help-us-cope-with-floods/

Why moving inland might not keep you safe from floods http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/analysis-why-moving-inland-might-not-keep-you-safe-from-floods/

Houston’s “Unrestrained Capitalism” Made Harvey “Catastrophe Waiting to Happen” https://www.democracynow.org/2017/8/29/dr_robert_bullard_houston_s_unrestrained

Houston’s flooding shows what happens when you ignore science and let developers run rampant https://qz.com/1064364/hurricane-harvey-houstons-flooding-made-worse-by-unchecked-urban-development-and-wetland-destruction/

Houston drainage grid ‘so obsolete it’s just unbelievable’ https://apnews.com/d279b95b3eff430f88fed9c4c2a22fad

Insured losses from Harvey’s wind, storm surge as much as US$2.3 billion: AIR Worldwide https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/insured-losses-harveys-wind-storm-surge-much-us2-3-billion-air-worldwide-1004119802/

Harvey creating life-threatening flooding in southeastern Texas, early damage estimate up to US$2 billion https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/associations/harvey-creating-life-threatening-flooding-southeastern-texas-early-damage-estimate-high-us2-billion-1004119666/

Harvey forecast — Innovations in meteorology and climate science http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/harvey-forecast-innovations-in-meteorology-and-climate-science/article/501183

Satellite products support Afghanistan early warning system http://un-spider.org/news-and-events/news/satellite-products-support-afghanistan-early-warning-system

A century of wildland fire research https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24792/a-century-of-wildland-fire-research-contributions-to-long-term

How do we start putting a price on resilience? https://www.zilient.org/article/how-do-we-start-putting-price-resilience

Holland has solved the flooding problem; why can’t the US? http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/29/opinions/dutch-america-storms-opinion-ghitis/index.html

Wildfires to become “bigger, hotter, faster, and more frequent than those we confronted before” http://www.biographic.com/posts/sto/bigger-hotter-faster

Creeping earth could hold secret to deadly landslides https://www.nature.com/news/creeping-earth-could-hold-secret-to-deadly-landslides-1.22485

Houston’s Big Dams Won’t Fail. But Many Neighborhoods Will Have to Be Flooded to Save Them http://projects.propublica.org/graphics/addicks-barker

Satellite photos reveal how Mumbai killed its rivers and mangrove forests to risk epic floods https://qz.com/1065455/satellite-photos-reveal-how-mumbai-killed-its-rivers-and-mangrove-forests-to-risk-epic-floods/

No lessons learnt from the 2005 deluge in Mumbai http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/no-lessons-learnt/article19583161.ece

Devastating Himalayan floods are made worse by an international blame game http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/54698

It’s Time To Ditch The Concept Of ‘100-Year Floods’ https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/its-time-to-ditch-the-concept-of-100-year-floods/

Harvey Could Reshape How and Where Americans Build Homes https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-30/harvey-could-reshape-how-and-where-americans-build-their-homes

Poll: Nearly 75% of Voters Back Flood Reforms http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/04/05/poll-nearly-75-percent-of-voters-back-flood-reforms

Wetlands stopped $625 million in property damage during Hurricane Sandy. Can they help Houston? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/wetlands-stopped-650-million-property-damage-hurricane-sandy-can-help-houston/

Why Houston isn’t the only U.S. community ripe for disaster http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/why-houston-isn-t-only-us-community-ripe-disaster

Bengaluru floods because it is 78% concrete http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/bengaluru-floods-because-it-is-78-concrete-iisc-study/articleshow/60300957.cms

Flooding and the Economics of Risk Reduction http://www.brinknews.com/flooding-and-the-economics-of-risk-reduction/

 

Emergency Management

North West floods: £270,000 approved to help people affected by storms http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-41059940

Storm Harvey: Up to 2,000 rescued as Houston hit by ‘catastrophic floods’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41067315

Pensioners rescued after shocking photo of flooded Texas nursing home goes viral http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/27/pensioners-rescued-shocking-photo-flooded-texas-nursing-home/

New, Respected FEMA Chief Faces First Major Challenge With Hurricane Harvey http://www.npr.org/2017/08/25/546216170/hurricane-harvey-first-challenge-for-president-trumps-fema-director

Why the U.S. wasn’t prepared for Hurricane Harvey https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/why-the-us-wasnt-prepared-for-hurricane-harvey/article36098669/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

Houston’s Mayor Made the Right Call Telling Residents to Stay Put http://fortune.com/2017/08/28/houston-flooding-hurricane-harvey-mayor-evacuation/

Uncertainty continues after Bangladesh floods despite falling water levels https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2017/08/28/millions-flood-affected-people-bangladesh-live-life-uncertainty-despite-decreasing-water-levels/

Houston disaster evokes painful memories of Katrina https://indaily.com.au/news/2017/08/28/houston-disaster-evokes-painful-memories-of-katrina/

Conversations Continue on Emergency Communications https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/the-last-word-on-firstnet-conversations-continue-on-emergency-communications

Hurricane Harvey: drone footage shows a suburban Houston underwater http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/29/hurricane-harvey-drone-footage-shows-suburban-houston-underwater/

Harvey’s unprecedented floods bring a looming public health crisis https://thinkprogress.org/harvey-public-health-impacts-31d5fcfbb94a/

Before and after Houston floods http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/28/us/harvey-effect-on-houston-then-now-trnd/index.html?sr=twCNN082817harvey-effect-on-houston-then-now-trnd0626PMStory

Experts say it could take Houston years to fully recover from Harvey https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/29/houston-texas-harvey-recovery-efforts?CMP=share_btn_tw

About 80% of Hurricane Harvey victims do not have flood insurance, face big bills https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/08/29/hurricane-harvey-houston-flood-insurance-damages-claims/611910001/

The participation of Children & Young People in Disaster Management: a European view https://www.conftool.pro/esa2017/index.php?page=browseSessions&presentations=show&search=Israel%20Rodriguez%20Giralt

When disasters like Hurricane Harvey strike, women are far more likely to be negatively affected than other groups http://www.newsweek.com/hurricane-harvey-likely-affect-women-more-other-group-656590

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Watch a Massive Avalanche and Mudslide Sweep Down a Mountain http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/rock-avalanche-mudslide-landslide-video-spd/

A Reporter’s Tale in Houston: When a Story Becomes Your Own Disaster https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/27/us/hurricane-harvey-houston-a-reporter-disaster.html

‘This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever done,’ says man who rode out Harvey with wife, four dogs in a truck https://www.dallasnews.com/news/weather/2017/08/26/dumbest-thing-ever-done-says-man-rode-harvey-wife-four-dogs-truck

10 Wildfire and Behavior Change Books to Choose From https://fireadaptednetwork.org/community-wildfire-resilience-behavior-change-books/?platform=hootsuite

A ‘500-Year Flood’ Could Happen Again Sooner Than You Think. Here’s Why https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/28/climate/500-year-flood-hurricane-harvey-houston.html

Hurricane Harvey Is Testing Our Ability To Communicate Natural Disaster Risks http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/hurricane-harvey-communication-weather-disasters_us_59a41f8ae4b0821444c4a4ba

Text message alerts prove life saver in flood-hit Nepal https://www.zilient.org/article/text-message-alerts-prove-life-saver-flood-hit-nepal

A step-by-step cartoon guide to efficient, effective collaboration between Earth scientists and data scientists https://eos.org/opinions/three-steps-to-successful-collaboration-with-data-scientists

Texas media coverage in the US is about 160 times that of the Asian flooding https://www.irinnews.org/maps-and-graphics/2017/08/31/hurricane-versus-monsoon

Chile Prepares Mass Earthquake Drills for Students https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Chile-Prepares-Mass-Earthquake-Drills-for-Students-20170831-0016.html

The ABC’s of Wildfire Terminology https://fireadaptednetwork.org/abcs-wildfire-terminology/

What does transformation really mean? http://resilience2017.org/blog/what-does-transformation-really-mean/

 

Social media and emergency management

 

People are challenging each other on Twitter to text a $10 donation to the Red Cross Harvey fund https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/people-challenging-other-twitter-text-102825326.html

Hurricane Harvey Facebook Safety Check https://www.facebook.com/safetycheck/hurricane-harvey-aug24-2017/home/

Go on a Twitter holiday if you want to think and write well http://thepowerofideas.ideapod.com/smarter-need-quiet-time-4-steps-achieve/?utm_content=buffer1d4e8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

“Social media allowed many Houstonians to take their fate into their own hands” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/08/28/water-is-swallowing-us-up-in-houston-desperate-flood-victims-turn-to-social-media-for-survival/

Stranded Texans send pleas for help, share startling photos on social media as flood waters rise http://www.businessinsider.com/r-stranded-texans-turn-to-social-media-for-help-as-flood-waters-rise-2017-8?IR=T

Researchers in the US demonstrated the ability of social media to alert first responders http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/twitter-other-social-media-platforms-may-help-track-natural-disasters-117082100375_1.html

Social Media: A Critical Introduction https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/social-media/book250870?priorityCode=7B0846&hootPostID=b9d4828844a9d52b250183e15d9fdc68

Houston Chinese cope with flood on WeChat http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2017-08/29/content_31254572.htm

Facebook, Twitter Replace 911 Calls For Stranded In Houston http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2017/08/28/546831780/texas-police-and-residents-turn-to-social-media-to-communicate-amid-harvey

“Social Media Can Be a Tremendous Asset, but Beware Its Dark Side” http://www.conferenceboard.ca/topics/security-safety/commentaries/17-08-30/hurricane_harvey_emerging_insights_for_emergency_management.aspx

 

Disaster psychology

What psychologists do on disaster relief operations http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/disaster-site.aspx

Domestic Disaster Displacement (3D) Manual http://dcc.missouri.edu/three-d.shtml

A Framework for Empowering Women Experiencing Violence in Disaster Settings http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0886109917706338

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Volunteers Flock to Houston to Help Hurricane Victims https://www.voanews.com/a/volunteers-flood-houston-help-hurricane-victims/4008145.html