Today in disaster resilience (14 June 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Battling a wild fire in Southwest China’s Sichuan province https://chinanews.worldtimes.news/hundreds-battling-forest-fire-in-southwest-china/

Month of rain in a day: Parts of Southeast USA deal with flooding, high water rescues https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/09/flooding-high-water-rescues-southeast/1401234001/

Heavy rain prompts flash flood warnings in Charlotte area; three who died identified https://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article231362558.html

China – Thousands Displaced After Floods in Southern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-jiangxi-guangxi-guizhou-june-2019-displaced-after-floods-in-southern-provinces

Tajikistan and Afghanistan – 5 Killed in Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/tajikistan-afghanistan-floods-june-2019

Haiti – Flash Floods Turn Deadly in Ouest Department http://floodlist.com/america/haiti-flash-floods-ouest-department-june-2019

Maldives – Hundreds of Homes Damaged by Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/maldives-floods-may-june-2019

Sulawesi engulfed by floods, thousands evacuated https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/06/10/sulawesi-engulfed-by-floods-thousands-evacuated.html

India to evacuate thousands as cyclone nears west coast http://news.trust.org/item/20190611141019-do0p2/

Europe – Rescues and Travel Disruption After Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/floods-england-italy-germany-greece-poland-june-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Turkey – Major Floods Hit Ankara http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-ankara-june-2019

Yemen – Deadly Floods Hit After Torrential Rain https://watchers.news/2019/06/11/heavy-rain-turns-wadis-into-raging-rivers-cause-deadly-floods-in-southern-and-eastern-yemen/

Brutal hailstorms hit Germany, severe damage reported, several people injured https://watchers.news/2019/06/11/brutal-hailstorms-hit-germany-severe-damage-reported-several-people-injured/

Flash floods wash away bridge over Arin nallah in Bandipora, inundate villages https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmir/flash-floods-wash-away-bridge-over-arin-nallah-in-bandipora-inundate-villages/

Wales flooding: Four rescued after car swept into river https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48600293

England flooding: Flood passengers stranded on rescue train https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-48620405

Two dozen dead as downpours strike southern China https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/two-dozen-dead-as-downpours-strike-southern-china-little-relief-expected-for-rest-of-june/70008529

770 homes swept away by North Darfur flash floods https://reliefweb.int/report/sudan/770-homes-swept-away-north-darfur-flash-floods

Indonesia – Over 35,000 Affected by Floods in Samarinda City, East Kalimantan http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-samarinda-city-east-kalimantan-june-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Jun 2019: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/81523/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Jun-2019-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Agu.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Arctic death spiral speeds up sixfold, driving coastal permafrost collapse https://thinkprogress.org/arctic-death-spiral-coastal-permafrost-collapse-23d650acea99/

85 per cent of NSW coastal users believe the sea level is rising, a staggering 50 per cent do not think it will impact them https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/half-the-people-on-nsw-coast-don-t-think-rising-sea-levels-will-hurt-them-gary-is-not-one-of-them-20190607-p51vjl.html

At least three in five Americans are reporting being personally affected by more extreme weather https://ecoamerica.org/american-climate-perspectives-survey-2019-vol-v/

UK’s net zero emissions plan can help lead the world https://www.ft.com/content/d4fdfb3c-8b6a-11e9-b8cb-26a9caa9d67b

Alberta wildfires are ‘climate change in action,’ scientist says as summer heat looms https://globalnews.ca/news/5370840/alberta-wildfires-climate-change/?utm_medium=Twitter&utm_source=%40globalbc

Concurrent 2018 hot extremes across Northern Hemisphere due to human‐induced climate change https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019EF001189

Australia missing out on huge cuts in emissions through energy efficiency failure https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/12/australia-could-cut-emissions-halfway-to-paris-target-under-global-energy-standards?CMP=share_btn_tw

Understanding and countering misinformation about climate change http://www.climatechangecommunication.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Cook_2019_climate_misinformation-1.pdf

Extreme weather may finally make climate change a ballot-box issue https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/extreme-weather-may-finally-make-climate-change-a-ballot-box-issue/

Extreme heat to hit one third of the African urban population https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65861

Barriers and opportunities for social-ecological adaptation to climate change in coastal British Columbia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964569119300390

Expected impacts of climate change in south and central America in 2050 https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/bz7mlo/expected_impacts_of_climate_change_in_south_and/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app

North Carolina’s New Outlook on Climate Resilience https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/north-carolinas-new-outlook-climate-resilience

Japan adopts long-term emissions strategy under Paris Agreement http://news.trust.org/item/20190611105955-wo2rb/

A new analysis indicates that the frequency and magnitude of extreme precipitation events are expected to increase as Earth continues to warm https://eos.org/research-spotlights/extreme-precipitation-expected-to-increase-with-warming-planet

Reports that say we’re all doomed in the face of the climate crisis ignore a history of survival—and the opportunity to make the future better https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/nea93d/actually-humans-probably-will-survive-the-climate-crisis

British newspaper takes lead in reframing climate change discussion https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/climate-change-journalism-language-guardian-cbc-1.5166678

Nearly a billion people facing high exposure to climate change effects, Global Peace Index finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-12/climate-change-hazards-global-peace-index-report/11198144

Why old-school climate denial has had its day https://theconversation.com/why-old-school-climate-denial-has-had-its-day-117752?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Flood experience changes people’s views on climate change https://www.fastcompany.com/90360538/watching-their-community-get-destroyed-by-a-flood-helps-convince-people-about-climate-change

Sea Level Rise when the Ground is Sinking https://www.ovela59.com/the-blog/sea-level-rise-when-the-ground-is-sinking

Plans for Australia’s largest coal mine to go ahead are fundamentally at odds with Australia’s commitment to tackling climate change https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/carmichael-coal-report/

Wildfires & Global Warming: Portugal & the EU face up to dual dangers (part 1) https://www.france24.com/en/20190611-talking-europe-portugal-wildfires-forests-climate-change-risks-part-one?ref=tw

Arctic sea ice extent just hit a record low for early June; worse yet to come https://www.eco-business.com/news/arctic-sea-ice-extent-just-hit-a-record-low-for-early-june-worse-yet-to-come/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Many People Living In Flood-Prone Areas Can’t Afford Expensive Flood Insurance https://www.npr.org/2019/06/07/730758882/many-people-living-in-flood-prone-areas-cant-afford-expensive-flood-insurance?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

The MyCoast NSW Study explores what the New South Wales community understands about coastal erosion and coastal inundation, as well as the driving forces behind these hazards: sea level rise and severe coastal storms https://www.bees.unsw.edu.au/nsw-my-coast-study

What does it take to be resilient? Louisville has a plan for that https://louisvilleky.gov/government/resilience-and-community-services/louisville-resilience-strategy-release

Wildfires, heat waves foreshadow what could be a perilous summer across the globe https://thinkprogress.org/wildfires-heat-waves-california-washington-alberta-india-arctic-circle-1100d01ebef0/

Inclusive resilience: Are we building resilience for all? https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/inclusive-resilience-are-we-building-resilience-all

Quantification of inter-regional differences in risk mitigation from prescribed burning across multiple management values http://www.publish.csiro.au/wf/WF18135

These scientists are setting a forest on fire — and studying it with drones https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01604-w

Twenty-three Unsolved Problems in Hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2019.1620507

Three new landslide videos https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/06/11/landslide-videos/

With ‘lessons learned’ from 2013 flood, Boulder County officials eyeing preparations for next disaster https://www.dailycamera.com/2019/06/10/with-lessons-learned-from-2013-flood-boulder-county-officials-eyeing-preparations-for-next-disaster/

Protection from floods getting pricier https://www.kitv.com/story/40623257/protection-from-floods-getting-pricier#.XQEIKC5cAqw.twitter

UK inland flooding would, on average, cost almost 3 times more on an annual basis without structural mitigation https://www.abi.org.uk/news/news-articles/2019/06/inland-flood-defences-save-the-uk-1.1-billion-a-year/

Roughly 40% of Americans agree flood insurance is a “good idea,” but only 17% of respondents said they have it https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2019/06/11/customers-love-flood-insurance-survey-says-so-why-arent-they-buying-it/?cmp=share_twitter&slreturn=20190512181719

Map to see if your state’s real estate disclosure laws mean “buyer beware” when it comes to flooding https://www.nrdc.org/flood-disclosure-map

East Ascension drainage board proposes building moratorium https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_c26e4528-8bea-11e9-b04c-335c7466d472.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

The 2017 Nayong rock avalanche: an analysis using drone and seismic data https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/06/12/nayong-rock-avalanche/

Improved model will boost weather forecasts across the U.S. https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-upgrades-us-global-weather-forecast-model

Queensland firefighters worry about bushfire season as time runs out for hazard reduction https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-11/firefighters-are-worried-about-this-years-bushfire-season/11195602

The Rise, Fall, and Possible Rebirth of 100 Resilient Cities https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/06/climate-change-resilience-cities-rockefeller-foundation/589861/

Learning from disasters http://www.learningfromdisasters.org/

Laos to give data to prevent Isan floods https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1693396/laos-to-give-data-to-prevent-isan-floods

Millennials More Likely to Buy Flood Insurance Than Baby Boomers https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2019/06/04/528323.htm

Australian small businesses still ignoring flood risk https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/au/news/breaking-news/australian-smes-still-ignoring-flood-risk-169328.aspx

Hurricane resilience test https://www.kezi.com/content/news/OSU-tests-hurricane-resilience-510643111.html

FEMA Flood Data: 2.4 Million Damage Claims and Counting https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anna-weber/fema-flood-data-24-million-damage-claims-and-counting

Britain is in the middle of a drought – so how come there’s flooding? https://theconversation.com/britain-is-in-the-middle-of-a-drought-so-how-come-theres-flooding-118710

Costly floods shine a spotlight on Canada’s flood management https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/costly-floods-shine-a-spotlight-on-flood-management-in-canada/

 

Emergency Management

Safe Spaces: Creating a Culture to Support Infant Feeding in Shelters https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/safe-spaces-creating-a-culture-to-support-infant-feeding-in-shelters

Flood survivors left in despair two months after devastating Iran floods https://irannewswire.org/two-months-after-devastating-flood-victims-left-in-despair/

How Qantas and other airlines decide whether to fly near volcanoes https://theconversation.com/how-qantas-and-other-airlines-decide-whether-to-fly-near-volcanoes-117899?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

No End in Sight to Record Midwest Flood https://www.enr.com/articles/47014-no-end-in-sight-to-record-midwest-flood#.XP-87KR69GQ.twitter

911 calls from Hurricane Michael paint horrifying picture of what it’s like to not evacuate https://www.tampabay.com/florida/2019/05/30/911-calls-from-hurricane-michael-paint-horrifying-picture-of-what-its-like-to-not-evacuate/

Emergency Operations & Continuity of Operations Plans: Virginia Beach Tragedy Serves as Reminder Both are Needed https://www.boldplanning.com/2019/06/11/emergency-operations-continuity-of-operations-plans-virginia-beach-tragedy-serves-as-reminder-both-are-needed/

Mysterious flooding leads to discovery of 5,000-year-old underground city in Turkey’s Cappadocia https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2019/06/08/mysterious-flooding-leads-to-discovery-of-5000-year-old-underground-city-in-turkeys-cappadocia

FEMA admits it’s ‘short a few thousand employees’ as hurricane season begins https://thinkprogress.org/fema-short-staffed-hurricane-season-2019-74093f98acb4/

How the Rugby World Cup has brought hope to a Japanese city devastated by earthquake and tsunami https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/06/12/sport/kamaishi-rugby-world-cup-japan-2019-spt-intl/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

First Nation evacuees begin to receive compensation 8 years after flood disaster https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/flood-compensation-claims-deficient-1.5172082

Farmers in Hiroshima Prefecture struggle to recover after 2018 flooding wrecked rice paddies https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/06/12/national/farmers-hiroshima-prefecture-struggle-recover-2018-flooding-wrecked-rice-paddies/#.XQLWbtIzbIU

Four years after the Tbilisi flood https://jam-news.net/a-year-after-the-flood/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Podcast Season 1 – Episode 2 – Are disasters ever natural? https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-au4w8-b3fa2f?utm_campaign=u_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=u_share

New online tool helps communities prepare for coastal flooding https://phys.org/news/2019-06-online-tool-coastal.html

Google’s natural disaster alerts will soon come with more visual detail https://mashable.com/article/google-sos-alerts-visual/

FEMA Girl Scout Day Aims to Prepare Youngsters for Disaster https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/FEMA-Girl-Scout-Day-Aims-to-Prepare-Youngsters-for-Disaster-.html

3D Printing: A Remedy to Common Misconceptions about Earthquakes https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/571538/3d-printing-a-remedy-to-common-misconceptions?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction and Comprehensive School Safety Bibliography https://www.zotero.org/groups/1857446/ccrr__css

As historic flooding continues to affect regions across the US, farmers are taking to Twitter to document the challenges they face https://www.businessinsider.com.au/midwest-flooding-farmers-use-noplant19-to-record-climate-change-2019-6?r=US&IR=T

The commission that manages water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River is calling an emergency meeting to review its current management plan https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/38874/20190613/st-lawrence-river-residents-debate-over-flooding-ijc-calls-emergency-meeting

 

Disaster psychology

Children and Disasters Special Collection https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/introduction-children-count-in-disasters

The challenges of longitudinal surveys in the flood risk domain https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13669877.2019.1617339

Association between long-term stressors and mental health distress following the 2013 Moore tornado: a pilot study https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333705505_Association_between_long-term_stressors_and_mental_health_distress_following_the_2013_Moore_tornado_a_pilot_study

A psychologist explains: Trauma and loss after fire https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/kelowna-psychologist-explains-trauma-loss-after-fire-1.5172989

 

Sociology and Disasters

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Geographic and Social Predictors of Flood Risk Awareness https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/risa.13357

The Storm is Over, But in Southern Africa, Cyclone Idai Continues to Rage for Women and Girls http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/06/the-storm-is-over-but-in-southern-africa-cyclone-idai-continues-to-rage-for-women-and-girls/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-storm-is-over-but-in-southern-africa-cyclone-idai-continues-to-rage-for-women-and-girls

 

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Today in disaster resilience (7 June 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Thousands in northwest Alberta put on evacuation alert as wildfires grow https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/thousands-evacuation-alert-mackenzie-county-1.5159141?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

Mexico – Flash Flooding in San Luis Potosí After Torrential Rain http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-flash-flooding-in-san-luis-potosi-after-torrential-rain?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nicaragua – Floods Leave 2 Dead, Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/america/nicaruagua-floods-may-2019

In central US, levee breaches flood some communities https://news.yahoo.com/north-little-rock-urges-evacuations-over-flooding-fears-144512274.html

Lake Ontario hits highest water level ever recorded https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/06/01/lake-ontario-flooding-2019-water-level-hits-record-high/1300203001/

Colombia – Thousands Affected by Floods and Landslides in North West http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-antioquia-cordoba-may-june-2019

Quakes in Albania damage 100 homes, four injured https://www.reuters.com/article/us-albania-quake/quakes-in-albania-damage-100-homes-four-injured-idUSKCN1T22ZS

Ghana – Floods in Accra and Western Region http://floodlist.com/africa/floods-accra-western-region-may-june-2019

Serbia and Bosnia – Floods Prompt Emergency Declarations http://floodlist.com/europe/bosnia-serbia-flood-june-2019

Mississippi River flooding approaches records set in 1993 https://apnews.com/0c341b09d6454fddb5978de72e5d8189

Libya – 2 Dead, Thousands Homeless After Devastating Floods Hit South West http://floodlist.com/africa/libya-floods-ghat-june-2019

Strong tornado hits Bochold, Germany, causing significant damage https://watchers.news/2019/06/05/strong-tornado-hits-bochold-germany-causing-significant-damage/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Strong eruptions at Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) a.s.l. https://watchers.news/2019/06/04/popocatepetl-volcano-eruption-june-3-2019/

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Jun 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/81216/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Jun-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sabancaya.html

Severe floods hit Romania, weather warnings in place until Friday https://www.romania-insider.com/floods-romania-early-june-2019

Uganda – 5 Dead, Dozens Missing After Landslides in Eastern Region https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/dead-dozens-missing-landslides-uganda-190605115548553.html

Ghat region in Libya declared a disaster zone http://www.radionigeria.gov.ng/2019/06/06/ghat-region-in-libya-declared-a-disaster-zone/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Is Climate Change Fueling Tornadoes? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30052019/tornado-climate-change-connection-science-research-data

Learning from the history of disaster vulnerability and resilience research and practice for climate change https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2294-0

Japan to review flood plans as panel warns of more torrential rain from global warming https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190601/p2a/00m/0na/027000c

Climate crisis: CO2 levels rise to highest point since evolution of humans https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-carbon-dioxide-levels-high-history-warming-global-temperatures-a8911331.html

6 Ways the Melting Arctic Threatens the Planet https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/how-melting-arctic-affects-world/

Australia’s third-warmest autumn on record http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/season/aus/summary.shtml?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=org&utm_campaign=sm-006-0161&utm_content=Br

The climate crisis is our third world war. It needs a bold response https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/04/climate-change-world-war-iii-green-new-deal?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Latest data shows steep rises in CO2 for seventh year https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/04/latest-data-shows-steep-rises-in-co2-for-seventh-year?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Met Office: ‘There is medium confidence in a human contribution to global scale changes in precipitation patterns over land since 1950’ https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/climate/understanding-climate/global-extreme-events_heavy-rainfall

Thousands could perish annually in US if global heating not curbed, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/05/thousands-could-perish-annually-us-global-heating-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Increasing mitigation ambition to meet the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal avoids substantial heat-related mortality in U.S. cities https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/6/eaau4373

Fixing a snag in carbon emissions estimates from wildfires https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.14716

Good natured comedy to enrich climate communication http://ciresblogs.colorado.edu/prometheus/2019/06/05/good-natured-comedy-to-enrich-climate-communication/

Why there’s more greenhouse gas in the atmosphere than you may have realised https://theconversation.com/why-theres-more-greenhouse-gas-in-the-atmosphere-than-you-may-have-realised-118336?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

‘It is horrid’: India roasts under heat wave with temperatures above 120 degrees https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/its-horrid-india-roasts-under-heat-wave-with-temperatures-above-120-degrees/2019/06/05/bd713dea-877c-11e9-b1a8-716c9f3332ce_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.fa37e8358421

Today’s lesson: a safe planet is a human right https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/today-s-lesson-a-safe-planet-is-a-human-right-20190606-p51v4q.html

Japan’s deadly 2018 heatwave ‘could not have happened without climate change’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/japans-deadly-2018-heatwave-could-not-have-happened-without-climate-change

How is climate change affecting New Jersey? https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/how-is-climate-change-affecting-new-jersey/

Social interactions impact climate change predictions, U of G study reveals https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uog-sii060619.php

 

Disaster risk reduction

A look at 10 of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history shows that power lines, fireworks and other elements of human civilization are often to blame https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/How-California-s-biggest-wildfires-ignited-13907244.php

On the front lines of rising seas and extreme weather, the hospitality and tourism industry recalculates real estate and insurance risks https://www.curbed.com/2019/5/28/18642701/hotel-resort-real-estate-insurance-climate-change

The Long Road to Adoption: How Long Does it Take to Adopt Updated County‐Level Flood Insurance Rate Maps? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333572072_The_Long_Road_to_Adoption_How_Long_Does_it_Take_to_Adopt_Updated_County-Level_Flood_Insurance_Rate_Maps

Cyclone Idai: Building climate and disaster resilience in Mozambique and beyond https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/cyclone-idai-building-climate-and-disaster-resilience-mozambique-and-beyond

Government, academic leaders sign ‘Flood Resilient Toronto Charter’ to reduce threat of urban flooding https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2019/06/03/government-academic-leaders-sign-flood-resilient-toronto-charter-to-reduce-threat-of-extreme-rainfall.html

Automatic detection of avalanches combining array classification and localization https://www.earth-surf-dynam.net/7/491/2019/

Major Melbourne dam needs repair to lower risk of catastrophic flood https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/major-melbourne-dam-needs-repair-to-lower-risk-of-catastrophic-flood-20190603-p51u14.html?btis

Two earthquakes in Victoria seven years ago tell us a lot about how fault lines can ‘talk to each other’ to generate further seismic shocks https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/earthquakes-that-talk-to-each-other

Standing stronger together: Reflections on building resilience for small island states http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/standing-stronger-together-reflections-building-resilience-small-island-states?CID=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT

India: New evidence shows pioneering heat action plan helps millions avoid killer heat https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65802

Since August 2016, Ascension has struggled to find consensus on growth restrictions to avoid floods https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_48af5890-87cf-11e9-b9a5-8ffdbdb93d8c.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Social factors affecting water supply resilience to disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333169337_Social_factors_affecting_water_supply_resilience_to_disasters

How a town destroyed by fire is trying to make itself fireproof https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613634/paradise-california-wildfire-climate-change-rebuilding/

The Relative Importance of Different Flood‐Generating Mechanisms Across Europe https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019WR024841

Texas Lawmakers Gave More Flood Risk Disclosure Protection To Home Buyers, But Not Renters https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2019/05/31/335237/texas-lawmakers-gave-more-flood-risk-disclosure-protection-to-home-buyers-but-not-renters/

Words into Action: Developing National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies https://www.preventionweb.net/files/65095_wianationaldrrstrategies10052019.pdf

Reinsurers continue to show their confidence in New Zealand and EQC https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/reinsurers-continue-to-show-their-confidence-in-new-zealand-and-eqc

Consultation open – Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fcrm/national-strategy-public/

Eruption in El Salvador Was One of the Holocene’s Largest https://eos.org/articles/eruption-in-el-salvador-was-one-of-the-holocenes-largest?

City of Toronto releases Resilience Strategy https://www.canadianconsultingengineer.com/environmental/city-of-toronto-releases-resilience-strategy/1003409271/

Cork flood defence: Campaign against ‘experiment that is likely to fail’ continues https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/cork-flood-defence-campaign-against-experiment-that-is-likely-to-fail-continues-929022.html

Flooding on Coral Reef-lined Coasts: Current State of Knowledge and Future https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/10538/flooding-on-coral-reef-lined-coasts-current-state-of-knowledge-and-future-challenges

“The lessons learned from the floods following Hurricane Harvey highlight the major shortcomings of current flood resilience plans”: ways to improve identified https://www.weathernationtv.com/news/hurricane-harvey-provides-lessons-learned-for-flood-resiliency-plans/

Green light for next stage of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme https://news.leeds.gov.uk/green-light-for-next-stage-of-leeds-flood-alleviation-scheme/

 

Emergency Management

To restore Internet access after a massive earthquake, the Peruvian government turned to balloons https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/31/restore-internet-access-after-massive-earthquake-peruvian-government-turned-balloons/

Florida Panhandle Still Feeling Effects Of Michael As New Hurricane Season Begins https://www.npr.org/2019/05/30/728386997/florida-panhandle-still-feeling-effects-of-michael-as-new-hurricane-season-begin

Implications of the California Wildfires for Health, Communities, and Preparedness https://mailchi.mp/nas/register-now-june-4-5-workshop-onimplications-of-the-california-wildfires-for-health-communities-and-preparedness

Cyclones Idai and Kenneth: International partners pledge support for reconstruction and resilience building for Mozambique https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2019/Cyclones_Idai_Kenneth_Internation_partners_pledge_support_reconstruction_resilience_building_Mozambique.html

The Ongoing Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018–2019 https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsr1904253?query=TOC

Hurricane season is here, but thousands are still reeling from the past two years https://thinkprogress.org/hurricane-recovery-disaster-aid-puerto-rico-texas-florida-north-carolina-racism-farmers/

People with Disabilities Often Face ‘Institutionalization’ During Disasters https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/People-with-Disabilities-Often-Face-Institutionalization-During-Disasters.html

‘So much land under so much water’: extreme flooding is drowning parts of the midwest https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/03/so-much-land-under-so-much-water-extreme-flooding-is-drowning-parts-of-the-midwest?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Characteristics of Effective Emergency Managers https://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/managing-crisis/characteristics-of-effective-emergency-managers-part-1.html?AMP&__twitter_impression=true

Intergovernmental relationships after disaster: state and local government learning during flood recovery in Colorado https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333570348_Intergovernmental_relationships_after_disaster_state_and_local_government_learning_during_flood_recovery_in_Colorado

In the Age of Fast-Moving Fires, What’s the Best Way to Get People Out? https://www.kqed.org/science/1942547/in-the-age-of-the-crazy-fast-fire-a-good-evacuation-plan-may-not-be-enough

Conquering Mount Everest: High hopes and broken dreams https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/unpacking-the-tragedy-on-mount-everest/11162770

Donors pledge $1.2 bln to rebuild Mozambique after cyclones- UN http://news.trust.org/item/20190602095438-9ilzx/

Search for dead continues a year after Guatemala volcano eruption https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/search-dead-continues-year-guatemala-volcano-eruption-190603151800753.html

Tornadoes Destroy More Than 600 Homes in One Ohio County https://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Montgomery-County-Ohio-Tornadoes-Left-More-Than-600-Homes-Unlivable.html

How lessons learned from 2017 flood helped spare Pierrefonds-Roxboro https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/how-lessons-learned-from-2017-flood-helped-spare-pierrefonds-roxboro

What Long-Awaited Disaster Funding Does—And Does Not—Include https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-long-awaited-disaster-funding-does-and-does-not-include/?redirect=1

How reliable are severe weather emergency alerts? https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/brokers/do-emergency-alerts-help-if-there-is-a-tornado-1004164097/

Grand Forks residents still struggling with recovery a year after flooding https://globalnews.ca/news/5344762/grand-forks-residents-still-struggling-with-recovery-a-year-after-flooding/

Women And Children Face Uncertain Future Two Months After The Floods in Iran https://women.ncr-iran.org/2019/05/27/women-and-children-face-uncertain-future-two-months-after-the-floods/

Forcibly evacuated and destroyed: a small Oklahoma town almost washed from the map in historic floods https://www.foxnews.com/us/forcibly-evacuated-and-destroyed-a-small-oklahoma-town-almost-washed-from-the-map-in-historic-floods

FEMA to Release a Flood of Insurance Data https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anna-weber/fema-release-flood-insurance-data

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Human Planet: How we caused the Anthropocene https://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture/events/2019/jun/human-planet-how-we-caused-anthropocene

Former FEMA director: Everyone needs flood insurance https://www.themonitor.com/2019/06/02/former-fema-director-everyone-needs-flood-insurance/

Podcast: Introducing Disasters Deconstructed https://disastersdecon.podbean.com/e/season-1-episode-1-introducing-disasters-deconstructed/

Hurricane 2019: Get your documents and your data ready for a storm https://www.tampabay.com/hurricane/2019/06/03/hurricane-2019-get-your-documents-and-your-data-ready-for-a-storm/

Six ‘learning zones’ are being created for children to explore flooding in Cumbria https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/news/articles/articles/flood-resilience-lessons-for-400-schoolchildren-from-across-the-lune-valley.php

How does the law stand with regard to flooding in England & Wales? http://www.lawplainandsimple.com/legal-guides/article/how-does-the-law-stand-with-regard-to-flooding-in-england-and-wales

Google is improving SOS alerts by adding visual information about natural disasters and a new navigation warning system on Google Maps https://blog.google/products/maps/updates-maps-and-search-help-during-times-crisis/

 

Disaster psychology

Hurricane Katrina survivor is flooded out of new home in Arkansas: ‘I don’t think I can take too much more’ https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/hurricane-katrina-survivor-is-flooded-out-of-new-home-in-arkansas-214200836.html?.tsrc=fauxdal

Facilitating Collective Psychosocial Resilience in the Public in Emergencies: Twelve Recommendations Based on the Social Identity Approach https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00141/full

Inner strengths including grit, gratitude, compassion, and courage, can fortify resilience to help overcome life’s inevitable adversities https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/article/resilient-how-grow-unshakable-core-calm-strength-and-happiness

“Drought Destroyed Our Lives”: One Woman’s Experience of Environmental Migration https://medium.com/@UNmigration/drought-destroyed-our-lives-one-womans-experience-of-environmental-migration-dd658812c6a

 

Sociology and Disasters

Robust social networks and high levels of trust help people survive, and then bounce back after a crisis https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/social-ties-matter-most-in-a-disaster/570145/

How do households respond to coastal hazards? A framework for accommodating strategies using the example of Semarang Bay, Indonesia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333040852_How_do_households_respond_to_coastal_hazards_A_framework_for_accommodating_strategies_using_the_example_of_Semarang_Bay_Indonesia

Gender Transformative Early Warning Systems: Experiences from Nepal and Peru https://www.floodresilience.net/resources/item/gender-transformative-early-warning-systems-experiences-from-nepal-and-peru

One of the poorest and most diverse counties with the fewest resources ended up paying the price for flooding inaction in the US – read their stories https://theintercept.com/2019/06/02/lumberton-north-carolina-hurricane-matthew-florence-flooding-csx/

The role of household social capital in post-disaster recovery: An empirical study in Japan https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420919300342?via%3Dihub

Making ‘inclusiveness’ truly inclusive https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/making–inclusiveness–truly-inclusive.html

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (10 May 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Historic Mississippi River flooding could extend into June, experts warn https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/04/mississippi-river-flooding-rains-drench-midwest-could-last-june/1102855001/

Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2019/05/06/papua-new-guinea-earthquake-may-6-2019/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Cyclone “Fani” forced one of the biggest human evacuations in history, death toll rises to 30 https://watchers.news/2019/05/05/tropical-cyclone-fani-forced-one-of-the-biggest-human-evacuations-in-history-death-toll-rises-to-30/

Historic Arctic outbreak affecting Europe and northern Africa https://watchers.news/2019/05/06/historic-arctic-outbreak-affecting-europe-and-northern-africa/

Bajo Llojeta: a major landslide, with dramatic videos, in La Paz, Bolivia https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/05/03/bajo-llojeta-1/#.XNGfvFc8olg.twitter

Indonesia – Houses Destroyed, 1 Person Dead After Flash Floods in North Sumatra http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-north-sumatra-samosir-flash-floods-may-2019

USA – Flash Floods Prompt Emergency Rescues and Evacuations in Texas and Kansas http://floodlist.com/america/usa/texas-kansas-flash-floods-may-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 May 2019: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/79786/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-May-2019-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Planchon-Pete.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Insurance experts rank climate change as top risk for 2019 https://grist.org/article/insurance-experts-rank-climate-change-as-top-risk-for-2019/

Inequality is decreasing between countries—but climate change is slowing progress https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/environment/2019/04/climate-change-economic-inequality-growing?__twitter_impression=true

Climate Change Is Having a Major Impact on Global Health https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-is-having-a-major-impact-on-global-health/

Higher frequency of Central Pacific El Niño events in recent decades relative to past centuries https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0353-3

Climate change turns Cyclone Fani so severe https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/climate-change-turns-cyclone-fani-so-severe/articleshow/69179042.cms

Urban Heat Islands Don’t Explain Climate Change – Here’s The Bigger Problem https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/05/06/urban-heat-islands-dont-explain-climate-change-heres-the-bigger-problem/

Towards More Inclusive Climate Change Adaptation https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/eaua/current

Climate change a bigger threat to Australia’s interests than terrorism, Lowy Institute poll suggests https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-08/australians-think-climate-change-bigger-threat-than-terrorism/11091276

Floods prompt city to think fast on climate change planning https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/climate-change-adaptation-city-ottawa-explainer-1.5124436?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

The marginal electorate climate change will ‘devastate’, according to experts https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-marginal-electorate-climate-change-will-devastate-according-to-experts

Climate change is a major threat to Australia’s financial stability, and poses substantial systemic economic risks https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/compound-costs-how-climate-change-damages-australias-economy/

Paraguay – Emergency Declared After Floods Worsen in South http://floodlist.com/america/paraguay-emergency-declared-neembucu-may-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Climate crisis: flooding threat ‘may force UK towns to be abandoned’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/09/climate-crisis-flooding-threat-may-force-uk-towns-to-be-abandoned?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

U.S. Has the Most Climate-Change Deniers of Any Rich Country: Survey https://www.truthdig.com/articles/u-s-has-the-most-climate-change-deniers-of-any-rich-country-survey/

Roughly 850,000 Australian homes — nearly one in 10 — could be “uninsurable” within a few generations unless there are fundamental changes to where and how properties are built, a leading climate analyst says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-13/climate-data-reveals-australias-worst-affected-regions/10892710

Almost half of World Heritage sites could lose their glaciers by 2100 https://www.discoverwildlife.com/news/natural-world-heritage-sites-glaciers/

As climate shifts bring ‘horror movie’ floods, Rio struggles to adjust http://news.trust.org/item/20190509090901-vet3q/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Influence of road characteristics on flood fatalities in Australia https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17477891.2019.1609407

D.C. Is First to Plan to Remove, Retrofit Flood-Prone Buildings https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-29/d-c-is-first-to-plan-to-remove-retrofit-flood-prone-buildings

Natural disasters could be far less damaging with better building codes https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/441890-natural-disasters-could-be-far-less-damaging-with-better-building#.XNA3SsRRIgc.twitter

Timescape of disaster risk governance in contemporary Japan: Neither state of normalcy nor constancy in regulation https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0215164

Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here’s what we can do about it https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/climate-change-floods-1.5115447?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

A new study unveils the increasing exposure of coastal communities to minor and extreme floods as sea levels rise https://eos.org/research-spotlights/as-sea-levels-rise-expect-more-floods

As resilience moves from technical term to buzzword, there’s value to be had in clarifying exactly what it is we’re talking about https://ensia.com/articles/what-is-resilience/

The mystery of India’s erratic monsoon can be found in the Indian ocean https://www.businessinsider.in/the-mystery-of-indias-erratic-monsoon-can-be-found-in-the-indian-ocean/articleshow/69215027.cms

Flood insurance difficult to obtain for homeowners at repeated risk https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/flood-insurance-difficult-to-obtain-for-homeowners-at-repeated-risk-1.4409568

What determines resilience to fire in Tasmanian montane rainforest? https://firecentre.org.au/event/what-determines-resilience-to-fire-in-tasmanian-montane-rainforest/

Native honey industry beekeepers say prescribed burns leave forests with less frequent flowering https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-05-07/prescribed-burns-impact-on-native-honey-industry/11087164

Midwestern Floods Pit Communities Against One Another as Levees Rise Ever Higher https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/us/flood-midwest-levees.html

Re-framing Urban Resilience Implementation: bridging the gap between theories and practices https://www.journals.elsevier.com/cities/call-for-papers/re-framing-urban-resilience-implementation

Indicators Point Toward Worse Great Lakes Flooding Than 2017 http://floodlist.com/america/indicators-point-toward-worse-great-lakes-flooding-than-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The Rabaul Caldera – a dangerous system https://volcanohotspot.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/rabaul-caldera-a-most-dangerous-system/

Sendai Target E: Just one more year to go! https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/sendai-target-e–just-one-more-year-to-go-.html

Using R in hydrology: a review of recent developments and future directions https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/hess-2019-50/

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/planning-environment/flooding/Local_Flood_Risk_Management_Strategy.asp

Researchers Develop Better Way to Determine Coastal Flooding Risk https://www.ecomagazine.com/news/science/researchers-develop-better-way-to-determine-coastal-flooding-risk

Coral reefs provide flood protection worth $1.8 billion every year – it’s time to protect them http://theconversation.com/coral-reefs-provide-flood-protection-worth-1-8-billion-every-year-its-time-to-protect-them-116636?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Across Australia’s central deserts, floodwaters are filling Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, but with the water comes a message: let the rivers run https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-09/lake-eyre-is-a-wild-river-system-left-to-run-its-course/11035506

Climate change and population growth in England meant that properties built in the floodplain will double over the next 50 years https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48206325

How Earth’s continents became twisted and contorted over millions of years https://theconversation.com/how-earths-continents-became-twisted-and-contorted-over-millions-of-years-116168

Nations Work Together to Size Up Caribbean Tsunami Hazards https://eos.org/project-updates/nations-work-together-to-size-up-caribbean-tsunami-hazards

Comparing Modeled Emissions from Wildfire and Prescribed Burning of Post-Thinning Fuel: A Case Study of the 2016 Pioneer Fire https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/2/22/htm

Inside the Megafire https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/inside-the-megafire/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_term=20190509&utm_content=2285094408&utm_campaign=NOVA&linkId=66843008

Estimation of exposed population to landslides and floods risk areas in Brazil, on an intra-urban scale https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918300359

 

Emergency Management

How Do You Save a Million People From a Cyclone? Ask a Poor State in India https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/03/world/asia/cyclone-fani-india-evacuations.html

Six months after the Camp Fire, a devastated community hopes to rebuild — if it can https://projects.sfchronicle.com/2019/rebuilding-paradise/

Command-and-control, emergency powers, and the failure to observe United Nations disaster management principles following the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918312548

80 homes to be built after Durban flood thanks to Gift of the Givers https://www.goodthingsguy.com/people/80-homes-rebuilt-durban/

A conceptual framework for measuring livelihood resilience: Relocation experience from Aceh, Indonesia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332787868_A_conceptual_framework_for_measuring_livelihood_resilience_Relocation_experience_from_Aceh_Indonesia

Alberta’s wildfire season is here and some communities are already on red alert https://www.thestar.com/edmonton/2019/05/05/albertas-wildfire-season-is-here-and-some-communities-are-already-on-red-alert.html

Hurricane Maria Prompts Rare Investigation into Building Damage https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hurricane-maria-prompts-rare-investigation-into-building-damage/

Indonesia’s flood and landslide-rattled province struggles to recover https://www.poandpo.com/news/123-552019529/

‘Severe’ long-term impact seen on rural communities hit by flooding in Eastern Canada https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-severe-long-term-impact-seen-on-rural-communities-hit-by-flooding-in/

Hurricane Harvey flooding victims get their day in federal court https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Hurricane-Harvey-flooding-victims-get-their-day-13823974.php

Mozambique faces enormous challenges https://www.dandc.eu/en/article/after-cyclone-idai-mozambique-needs-new-natural-disaster-prevention-and-city-planning?platform=hootsuite

Magpies and Hawks fly as one for Emergency Services Match https://www.collingwoodfc.com.au/news/2019-05-08/magpies-and-hawks-fly-as-one-for-emergency-services-match

Universality of population recovery patterns after disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332897478_Universality_of_population_recovery_patterns_after_disasters

Integration of early warning systems and young professionals https://hepex.irstea.fr/integration-of-early-warning-systems-and-young-professionals/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

‘We stood in shock’: what happens to a city after a disaster? A cartoon https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/may/03/we-stood-in-shock-what-happens-to-a-city-after-a-hurricane-a-cartoon-after-maria?CMP=share_btn_tw

Harnessing creativity for change: The art of resilience https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/harnessing-creativity-change-art-resilience

Public Safety Communications Ten Keys to Improving Emergency Alerts, Warnings & Notifications https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/safecom-ncswic_ten_keys_to_improving_awns_4.26.19_-_final_section_508_compliant.pdf

Children can foster climate change concern among their parents https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0463-3

New Futures Hackathon for Disaster Resilience https://www.newfutureshackathon.com/#intro

Facebook gives social scientists unprecedented access to its user data https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01447-5?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf212268244=1

Special Collection – Social Media and Politics https://journals.sagepub.com/topic/sgo-subjects/3468/sgo

Facebook data show how many people left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria https://www.sciencenews.org/article/facebook-data-show-how-many-people-left-puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria

 

Disaster psychology

A Growing Number of US Flood Survivors Seek Answers https://truthout.org/articles/a-growing-number-of-us-flood-survivors-seek-answers/

‘Climate change erodes mental health,’ says psychiatrist https://www.cbc.ca/radio/checkup/climate-change-erodes-mental-health-says-psychiatrist-1.5114654

 

Sociology and Disasters

Substitute or complement? How social capital, age and socioeconomic status interacted to impact mortality in Japan’s 3/11 tsunami https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827319300308?via%3Dihub

‘Falling through the cracks’: vulnerable U.S. homeowners overlooked after disasters http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=7f6b919f-5fba-4ab7-85d7-946587627861

Today in disaster resilience (25 January 2019)

disaster

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Jeneberang river overflows, killing 6 and leaving 10 missing – Sulawesi, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2019/01/22/jeneberang-river-overflows-killing-6-and-leaving-10-missing-sulawesi-indonesia/

Strong explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico https://watchers.news/2019/01/23/strong-explosion-at-popocatepetl-volcano-mexico/

Madagascar – Several Dead After Floods and Landslides Cause Buildings to Collapse in Antananarivo http://floodlist.com/africa/madagascar-floods-antananarivo-january-2019

Niger – Rising Rivers Cause Flooding in Tillaberi and Diffa Regions http://floodlist.com/africa/niger-flooding-tillaberi-diffa-january-2019

Burundi – Floods in Bujumbura Leave 10 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/burundi-floods-bujumbura-januarty-2019

Indonesia flood, landslide death toll rises to 30 https://www.emirates247.com/news/indonesia-flood-landslide-death-toll-rises-to-30-2019-01-24-1.678520

Flooding in Mozambique as Tropical Cyclone Desmond makes landfall https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/flooding-mozambique-tropical-cyclone-desmond-landfall-190122093541944.html

Large storm hitting central US, heading east with flooding rain, strong winds https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/US/large-storm-hitting-central-us-heading-east-flooding/story?id=60563606

South America – Further Flooding in Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia http://floodlist.com/america/flooding-argentina-uruguay-bolivia-january-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Jan 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/74113/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Jan-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Planchon-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Corporate America Is Getting Ready to Monetize Climate Change https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-22/muggy-disney-parks-downed-at-t-towers-firms-tally-climate-risk

Americans Increasingly Say Climate Change Is Happening Now https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22012019/climate-change-survey-impact-now-americans-extreme-weather-george-mason-yale

Extreme heatwave: 45C across South Australia as Tasmanian bushfires rage https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2019/jan/24/australia-extreme-heatwave-south-australia-45c-tasmania-bushfires-victoria-temperature-nsw-weather-forecast-live-news-updates?CMP=twt_gu

King tides viewing party showcases dangers of sea level rise http://www.thedailyworld.com/news/king-tides-viewing-party-showcases-dangers-of-sea-level-rise/

What does ’12 years to save the planet’ really mean? https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/what-does-12-years-save-planet-really-mean.html

We Need to Accept We’re Likely Underestimating the Climate Crisis https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a25990174/greenland-ice-melt-antarctica-climate-change-crisis/

We can’t save everything from climate change – here’s how to make choices https://theconversation.com/we-cant-save-everything-from-climate-change-heres-how-to-make-choices-108141?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Washed away: Rising water in R.I. begins to erode worth of coastal homes https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20190122/washed-away-rising-water-in-ri-begins-to-erode-worth-of-coastal-homes

Why the fate of this tiny Louisiana island is the world’s most important news story of 2019 http://www.philly.com/news/columnists/climate-change-accelerating-tips-isle-de-jean-charles-louisiana-rising-sea-level-20190124.html

Skye volcanic eruption ‘changed climate’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46986509

New study establishes causal link between climate, conflict, and migration https://phys.org/news/2019-01-causal-link-climate-conflict-migration.html

A two- to three-fold increase in heatwave activity in the United Kingdom since the late 19th century has been identified https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2019/01/22/two-to-three-fold-increase-in-heatwave-occurrence-and-severity-seen-directly-in-uk-temperature-records/

Near-term climate prediction coming of age, study shows https://phys.org/news/2019-01-near-term-climate-age.html

The battle on the frontline of climate change in Mali https://www.bbc.com/news/the-reporters-46921487

These U.S. Cities Are the Most at Risk From Rising Seas https://www.thestreet.com/personal-finance/real-estate/us-cities-most-in-danger-of-rising-seas-14839105

 

Disaster risk reduction

Climate Change Is Here and National Flood Insurance Reform Is Overdue, Fugate Says http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Climate-Change-Is-Here-and-National-Flood-Insurance-Reform-Is-Overdue-Fugate-Says.html

Improving Flood Risk Disclosure https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/digital-dialogues/improving-flood-risk-disclosure/

The new issue of Disaster Prevention and Management https://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/28/1

Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction Policies http://www.ilsileno.it/geographiesoftheanthropocene/e-book-releases/

Ancient Faults Amplify Intraplate Earthquakes https://eos.org/research-spotlights/ancient-faults-amplify-intraplate-earthquakes

Enhancing Weather, Climate, and Water Information Services across Central Asia http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2019/01/21/enhancing-weather-climate-and-water-information-services-across-central-asia

A New Tool for Studying Volcanic Eruptions Like Kīlauea https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-new-tool-for-studying-volcanic-eruptions-like-kilauea

Breaking the cycle of “flood-rebuild-repeat” http://blogs.law.columbia.edu/climatechange/2019/01/22/breaking-the-cycle-of-flood-rebuild-repeat-new-white-paper-from-the-sabin-center-and-the-natural-resources-defense-council/

China: Floods in northern parts cause US$5.7bn economic losses in 2018 http://www.asiainsurancereview.com/News/View-NewsLetter-Article?id=45452&Type=eDaily

Weather catastrophes drive majority of $225 billion economic cost of natural perils in 2018 – Aon catastrophe report https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/weather-catastrophes-drive-majority-of-225-billion-economic-cost-of-natural-perils-in-2018–aon-catastrophe-report-300781889.html

Building a more resilient Afghanistan https://medium.com/world-of-opportunity/building-a-more-resilient-afghanistan-2fb3b07b56d0

The old ways of dealing with fire no longer valid http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/blogpost/richard-thornton/2019/old-ways-dealing-fire-no-longer-valid?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=RTtasopedjan2019

Red Relief for a Japanese Volcano https://www.esri.com/en-us/maps-we-love/gallery/red-relief

How to Hurricane Map https://nation.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=3e04cf33cd9747f2b553e14b92a188b9

Inside China’s leading ‘sponge city’: Wuhan’s war with water https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jan/23/inside-chinas-leading-sponge-city-wuhans-war-with-water

An improved method for estimating the probability of extreme events https://phys.org/news/2019-01-method-probability-extreme-events.html

Advanced modelling techniques could improve how cities deal with floods http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2019/january/city-flood-planning.html

Homeowners falling behind growing threat of climate-related catastrophes: study https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/homeowners-falling-behind-growing-threat-of-climate-related-catastrophes-study-1.4258043

Floodplain Risk Management Guide: Incorporating 2016 Australian Rainfall and Runoff in studies https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/-/media/OEH/Corporate-Site/Documents/Water/Floodplains/floodplain-risk-management-guide-180527.pdf

Flood Forecasting Meets Machine Learning http://fathom.global/news/fathom-google

Recommendations made for developing a new Canadian flood resilience standard https://www.continuitycentral.com/index.php/news/resilience-news/3645-recommendations-made-for-developing-a-new-canadian-flood-resilience-standard

Emergency Management

Eerie Welsh ‘ghost town’ abandoned because it keeps flooding https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/21/eerie-welsh-ghost-town-abandoned-keeps-flooding-8369062/

The Shutdown Is Making The U.S. Less Prepared For Hurricane Season https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/01/the-shutdown-is-making-the-us-less-prepared-for-hurricane-season/

Senator Gardner proposes wildfire bill that could save firefighter lives https://www.nbc11news.com/content/news/504771291.html

2018: Extreme weather events affected 60m people https://www.unisdr.org/archive/63267

Preparedness against mobility disruption by floods https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718345388#

Study: Puerto Rico received slower, less ‘generous’ disaster aid than Texas, Florida https://thehill.com/latino/426497-puerto-rico-received-slower-less-generous-federal-disaster-aid-than-texas-florida

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

ResiliencebyDesign Research Innovation Lab http://crfrblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/resiliencebydesign-research-innovation.html

Those considering staying to defend their bush properties against fire must be “both physically and mentally” prepared — and even then they may lose the battle https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-23/bushfire-veteran-of-1967-nervous-as-tas-emergency-grows/10737610?smid=Page:%20ABC%20Hobart-Facebook_Organic&WT.tsrc=Facebook_Organic&sf206435495=1

PreparedBC: Guide for Apartments, Condos and Townhomes https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc-guides/preparedbc_condo_guide_2018.pdf

What makes a horror fire danger day? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-24/what-makes-a-horror-fire-danger-day/10685918

How WhatsApp, the enabler of fake news, helped save lives in Tamil Nadu after Cyclone Gaja https://scroll.in/magazine/905808/how-whatsapp-the-enabler-of-fake-news-helped-save-lives-in-tamil-nadu-after-cyclone-gaja

Online social network used in Vermont flood disaster recovery https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/24/18129437/front-porch-forum-vermont-social-network-listserv-local-online-community?fbclid=IwAR1OioMjGBBnqBnFyLkIt21MVN2cooBdQBPED1bnGkACFe3pUbckyTKQGjc

Building bridges between experts and the public: a comparison of two-way communication formats for flooding and air pollution risk https://www.geosci-commun.net/2/39/2019/

Consultation explores opportunities for flood and coastal erosion management at a local level https://www.gov.uk/government/news/consultation-explores-opportunities-for-flood-and-coastal-erosion-management-at-a-local-level

 

Sociology and Disasters

Special Issue: ‘The Making of Caribbean Not-so-Natural Disasters’, Alternautas, Vol. 5, Issue 2 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330579859_2018_Special_Issue_’The_Making_of_Caribbean_Not-so-Natural_Disasters’_Alternautas_Vol_5_Issue_2

Today in disaster resilience (18 January 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

At least 5 killed in crashes related to powerful Winter Storm Gia https://www.foxnews.com/us/at-least-5-killed-in-crashes-related-to-powerful-winter-storm-gia

At least 26 killed in weather-related incidents across Europe, new Arctic outbreak sets in https://watchers.news/2019/01/13/at-least-26-killed-in-weather-related-incidents-across-europe-new-arctic-outbreak-sets-in/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tornado hits West Java, damaging more than 300 homes, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2019/01/12/tornado-hits-west-java-damaging-more-than-300-homes-indonesia/

Four dead, thousands evacuated in north Argentina floods http://www.batimes.com.ar/news/argentina/four-dead-thousands-evacuated-in-north-argentina-floods.phtml

Papua New Guinea hit by 7 magnitude earthquake https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/11/papua-new-guinea-hit-by-7-magnitude-earthquake?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Peru – Dozens of Homes Destroyed After Floods in Junín Region http://floodlist.com/america/peru-junin-january-2019

South East Africa – Deadly Storms and Floods in Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique http://floodlist.com/africa/deadly-storms-floods-malawi-zambia-mozambique-january-2019

More Evacuations Ordered in Burn Areas as Record Rain Soaks Southern California http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/More-Evacuations-Ordered-in-Burn-Areas-as-Record-Rain-Soaks-Southern-California.html

Towns flood in north as forecasts see cold snap, snow in Jerusalem https://www.timesofisrael.com/towns-flood-in-north-as-forecasts-see-cold-snap-snows-later-this-week/

At least 21 killed as Kenya hotel siege is declared over https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/16/africa/kenya-hotel-complex-terror-attack/index.html

Multiple buried after avalanche at Taos Ski Valley https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/several-people-buried-after-avalanche-near-kachina-peak/1708236758

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Jan 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/73680/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Jan-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Reventador-Planch.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate Change Denial https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/denying-the-grave/201901/climate-change-denial

Australian states and territories to bake in heatwave https://www.smh.com.au/national/states-and-territories-to-bake-in-heatwave-20190113-p50r4y.html

The day I tasted climate change https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612658/the-day-i-tasted-climate-change/

Reconstructions of cool season temperature over past centuries in Australia show that the persistent warming in the observed record since ~ 1950 is unprecedented https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00382-018-04602-2

An ocean of evidence on warming is our cue to take action – now https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/an-ocean-of-evidence-on-warming-is-our-cue-to-take-action-now-20190113-p50r2l.html

Warming oceans likely to raise sea levels 30cm by end of century – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/10/warming-oceans-likely-to-raise-sea-levels-30cm-by-end-of-century-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Not ‘getting on the bandwagon’: When climate change is a matter of unconcern https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2514848618818763?journalCode=enea

How Arctic Cyclones Change the Sea Ice https://eos.org/articles/how-arctic-cyclones-change-the-sea-ice

Coastal Warning: An Unwelcome Messenger on the Risks of Rising Seas https://e360.yale.edu/features/coastal-warning-an-unwelcome-messenger-on-risks-of-rising-seas

Ice shelf in Antarctica could face melting risk https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/Technology/ice-shelf-antarctica-face-melting-risk/story?id=60366058

Antarctica now shedding ice six times faster than in 1979 https://news.mongabay.com/2019/01/antarctica-now-shedding-ice-six-times-faster-than-in-1979/

Earth’s tilt may speed up global warming – study https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/380119/earth-s-tilt-may-speed-up-global-warming-study

Rise of renewables creating a ‘new world’: report https://www.sbs.com.au/news/rise-of-renewables-creating-a-new-world-report

Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger https://phys.org/news/2019-01-upper-ocean-global-climate-stronger.html

Australia extreme heatwave: ‘code red’ issued as Port Augusta hits 48.9C https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/15/australia-extreme-heatwave-records-broken-amid-all-time-highest-minimum-temperatures

Scientists: Climate change causing heatwaves, droughts and floods https://climateandcapitalism.com/2019/01/14/scientists-climate-changing-caused-heatwaves-droughts-and-floods/

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/explaining-extreme-events-from-a-climate-perspective/

A planet in crisis https://mondediplo.com/openpage/a-planet-in-crisis?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Holding back the tides: Sydney’s battle against coastal erosion https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/17/holding-back-the-tides-sydneys-battle-against-coastal-erosion?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Darling River is simply not supposed to dry out, even in drought https://theconversation.com/the-darling-river-is-simply-not-supposed-to-dry-out-even-in-drought-109880?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Cardiac arrests spike, deaths likely as state swelters through heatwave https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/cardiac-arrests-spike-deaths-likely-as-state-swelters-through-heatwave-20190115-p50rjm.html?csp=52356553c94cd870d858341c3d0423cb

Measuring Ice Thickness in Antarctica: NASA’s ICESat-2 Mission https://www.ucsusa.org/got-science-podcast/ep50-nasa?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw#.XD-gV9IzbIU

Long Beach says sea-level rise will bring dire flooding to some neighborhoods https://www.presstelegram.com/2019/01/15/long-beach-says-sea-level-rise-will-bring-dire-flooding-to-some-neighborhoods/

After Hurricane Sandy, Hoboken rebuilt itself for climate change https://grist.org/article/after-hurricane-sandy-hoboken-rebuilt-itself-for-climate-change/

Why Antarctica’s sea ice cover is so low (and no, it’s not just about climate change) https://theconversation.com/why-antarcticas-sea-ice-cover-is-so-low-and-no-its-not-just-about-climate-change-109572

10 Reasons to Feel Hopeful About Climate Change in 2019 https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/10-reasons-feel-hopeful-about-climate-change-2019

 

Disaster risk reduction

Srinagar continues to be vulnerable to floods, courtesy flawed mitigation measures https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/srinagar-city/srinagar-continues-to-be-vulnerable-to-floods-courtesy-flawed-mitigation-measures/309308.html

The lasting impact of the forgotten Dutch flood of January, 1916 https://www.iamexpat.nl/read-and-discuss/expat-page/articles/lasting-impact-forgotten-flood-january-1916

Preparing For “The Big One” https://the1a.org/shows/2019-01-14/preparing-for-the-big-one

‘That’s big savings, very cost effective.’ Flood, fire preparations could save billions https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/our-colorado/thats-big-savings-very-cost-effective-flood-fire-preparations-could-save-billions

How do we prioritize when making decisions about development and disaster risk? A look at five key dimensions of trade-offs https://www.sei.org/publications/trade-offs-in-development-and-disaster-risk-a-look-at-five-key-dimensions/

Natural catastrophes in 2018 https://www.munichre.com/site/corporate/get/params_E1716525033_Dattachment/1707976/munichre-natural-catastrophes-in-2018.pdf

Loss events worldwide 2018 https://www.munichre.com/site/corporate/get/params_E1857073643_Dattachment/1707978/munichre-natcat-2018_worldmap.pdf

Safe as houses? The biggest risk to your greatest asset https://www.noted.co.nz/money/property/safe-as-houses-biggest-risk-to-your-greatest-asset/

Los Angeles’ Earthquake Early Warning System Could Save Lives, but What About the Rest of California? http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Los-Angeles-Earthquake-Early-Warning-System-Could-Save-Lives-but-What-About-the-Rest-of-California.html

Bill would prevent Texans from unknowingly buying homes in areas designed to flood https://www.texastribune.org/2019/01/11/bill-would-require-sellers-disclose-whether-homes-have-flooded/

5% of the properties in Northern Ireland are located within a river or coastal floodplain or are located in areas at risk of flooding from heavy rainfall https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/flooding-concerns-for-thousands-of-homes-across-ni-warns-report-37707057.html

The worst natural disasters that New Zealand faces https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/109927970/the-worst-natural-disaster-risks-new-zealand-faces

GFPLAIN250m, a global high-resolution dataset of Earth’s floodplains https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata2018309

A New Congress and A New Hope For Flood Insurance Reform https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/new-congress-and-new-hope-flood-insurance-reform

Are We Living Through Climate Change’s Worst-Case Scenario? https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/rcp-85-the-climate-change-disaster-scenario/579700/

Caring for the hills protects us from flooding, says new research https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/caring-for-the-hills/

Bangkok fights floods with thirsty landscaping https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-climatechange-environment-de/bangkok-fights-floods-with-thirsty-landscaping-idUSKCN1P303W

‘Protection from floods in the UK over the past years has too often been reactive rather than proactive’ https://www.nic.org.uk/assessment/national-infrastructure-assessment/reducing-the-risks-of-drought-and-flooding/

Reducing the risks of drought and flooding in the UK https://www.nic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/CCS001_CCS0618917350-001_NIC-NIA_Accessible.pdf#page=85

Flood modelling for Costa Rica’s future https://www.ambientalrisk.com/flood-modelling-for-costa-ricas-future-an-ambiental-case-study/

Natural hazard mitigation strategies review: Actor–network theory and the eco-based approach understanding in Zimbabwe https://jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba/article/view/629

Jamba Journal of Disaster Risk Studies VOL 11, NO 1 (2019) https://jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba/index

Extreme weather disasters and failure of climate change measures are the greatest world risks according to The Global Risks Report 2019 http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Global_Risks_Report_2019.pdf

How Japan’s skyscrapers are built to survive earthquakes http://www.bbc.com/future/gallery/20190114-how-japans-skyscrapers-are-built-to-survive-earthquakes?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter

Practical Action Offers Guidance for Flood Management in Latin America http://envirodm.org/post/practical-action-offers-guidance-for-flood-management

Flood Management: Nature Based Approaches and International Collaborations https://www.americaadapts.org/episodes/2019/1/13/flood-management-nature-based-approaches-and-international-collaborations

Big earthquake would topple countless buildings, but many cities ignore the danger https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-northridge-earthquake-california-20190117-story.html

What if the Northridge earthquake had struck today, on its 25th anniversary, during the U.S. government shutdown? http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/what-if-the-northridge-earthquake-had-struck-today-on-its-25th-anniversary-during-the-u-s-government-shutdown-8171/

Army Corps releases crucial guide for reducing flood risk and increasing resilience http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2019/01/16/army-corps-guide-reducing-flood-risk-increasing-resilience/

Off the map: issues with FEMS flood maps in the US east coast https://psmag.com/magazine/off-the-map-coastal-flooding-maine-east-coast-insurance

Flooding in Sri Lanka https://www.jbarisk.com/flood-services/event-response/flooding-in-sri-lanka-2018/

Emergency Management

Lessons learnt (and perhaps forgotten) from Australia’s ‘worst fires’ https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/lessons-learnt-and-perhaps-forgotten-from-australia-s-worst-fires-20190108-p50qol.html

California’s largest utility has struggled to reduce fire risks as its equipment keeps igniting blazes https://www.wsj.com/articles/pg-e-sparked-at-least-1-500-california-fires-now-the-utility-faces-collapse-11547410768?mod=e2tw

He Helped Indonesia Through a ‘Year of Disasters,’ While Facing His Own https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/world/asia/indonesia-natural-disasters-sutopo.html

Wildfires: Opportunity for restoration? http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6423/134.2

PG&E, utility tied to wildfires, will file for bankruptcy https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/14/business/pge-bankruptcy-wildfires/index.html

38% of evacuation centers in central Tokyo could flood https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190114/p2a/00m/0na/002000c

A ‘twin-track’ approach to disability-inclusive disaster preparedness https://www.devex.com/news/q-a-a-twin-track-approach-to-disability-inclusive-disaster-preparedness-94094

Fort McMurray population down nearly 11 per cent since wildfire, census shows https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-census-population-1.4978907

Former FEMA Admin.: AI Can Marry Urban Planning and Disaster Response http://www.govtech.com/biz/Former-FEMA-Admin-AI-Can-Marry-Urban-Planning-and-Disaster-Response.html

RealImpact aims to be more comprehensive for hurricane forecasting than the current Saffir-Simpson Scale, but lacks transparency https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a25889644/accuweather-realimpact-hurricane-scale/

Alaskan company uses drones to survey earthquake damage https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Alaskan-company-used-drones-to-map-earthquake-damage-503723881.html

Actual Recovery Just Beginning for Some, Months After Hurricane Florence http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Actual-Recovery-Just-Beginning-for-Some-Months-After-Hurricane-Florence.html

Using oral histories to learn from disasters – Sharing the lessons learned during the 2013 Colorado flood https://phys.org/news/2019-01-lessons-colorado.html

How villagers in Lao PDR’s Khammouane Province find their own ways to recover after a disaster https://uninlaopdr.exposure.co/after-the-flood

Flood Risk Reduction in Canada https://uwaterloo.ca/partners-for-action/projects-and-programs/flood-risk-reduction-canada

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The use of social media in volcano science communication: challenges and opportunities https://www.jvolcanica.org/ojs/index.php/volcanica/article/view/25/30

Less than 20 percent of Coloradans are registered for emergency alerts https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/less-than-20-percent-of-coloradans-are-registered-for-emergency-alerts

Four recommendations for new governors on preparing for disasters and building resilience http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2019/01/14/governors-natural-disasters-climate-resilience/

More than half a million foreign residents live in Tokyo so the Tokyo Metropolitan Government hosted a disaster drill to prepare foreign residents for the worst-case scenario https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/01/16/national/tokyos-foreign-residents-prepare-worst-multilingual-disaster-drill/#.XD-SCk-P7IU

Public Awareness and Public Education for Disaster Risk Reduction https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/messages-disaster-prevention/?platform=hootsuite

 

Disaster psychology

Resilience and Humility https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/heal-and-carry/201901/resilience-and-humility

A firefighter’s guide to stress and well-being https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-careers/articles/393253018-A-firefighters-guide-to-stress-and-well-being/

A Walking Disaster: What Surviving Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resilience https://www.templetonpress.org/books/walking-disaster

Natural hazard risk prevention is not only related to personal experience and perceived probability of hazard events, but also crucially influenced by social forms of communication and integration https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/nhess-2018-393/

“Only 23% of people who were located right along the immediate coast — the people who were most in harm’s way from Sandy — made plans for what they would do if they had to evacuate.” http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/wind-rain-worse/

Crying ‘Crying Wolf’: How Misfires and Mexican Engineering Expertise are Made Meaningful https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00141844.2018.1561489?tokenDomain=eprints&tokenAccess=VEjKVQ2vKFD5tNi8ZBsI&forwardService=showFullText&doi=10.1080%2F00141844.2018.1561489&doi=10.1080%2F00141844.2018.1561489&journalCode=retn20

Trauma Among First Responders https://www.emsworld.com/article/1221989/expo-icymi-mitigating-psychological-trauma

 

Sociology and Disasters

Why are women still so unsafe? https://reliefweb.int/report/world/why-are-women-still-so-unsafe

Religious practice is declining. Here’s why that’s bad news for disaster recovery https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900048898/religious-practice-is-declining-heres-why-thats-bad-news-for-disaster-recovery.html

People in flood-hit western Japan area frustrated by sluggish recovery and population loss https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/01/15/national/people-flood-hit-western-japan-area-frustrated-sluggish-recovery-population-loss/#.XD5T69IzbIU

Anthropology and Disaster Risk Reduction http://www.americananthropologist.org/2018/12/18/anthropology-and-disaster-risk-reduction/

Does social capital pay off? The case of small business resilience after Hurricane Katrina https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1468-5973.12248?af=R

Today in disaster resilience (11 January 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Marshalls and Kiribati hit by unseasonal storm https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/379459/marshalls-and-kiribati-hit-by-unseasonal-storm

Five dead, floods, blackouts after Thai storm, but tourist islands spared https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2180812/five-dead-floods-blackouts-after-thai-storm-tourist-islands

Afghan officials: Flash flood kills at least 30 villagers https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-6562161/Afghan-officials-Flash-flood-kills-30-villagers.html

Philippines – Over 100 Dead After Tropical Depression ‘Usman’ Triggers Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-tropical-depression-usman-floods-landslides-december-2018

Sri Lanka – Over 100,000 Affected by Floods After Days of Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-december-2018

Climate change hits home as Solomons flood again https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/379508/climate-change-hits-home-as-solomons-flood-again

Indonesia landslide death toll reaches 32 https://www.rappler.com//world/regions/asia-pacific/220455-death-toll-indonesia-landslide

Pacific Islands – Thousands Affected by Floods After Heavy Rain and Storm Surge http://floodlist.com/australia/pacific-islands-penny-mona-fiji-solomon-january-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thailand – Tropical Storm Pabuk Hits Southern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-tropical-storm-pabuk-january-2019

Powerful eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G. https://watchers.news/2019/01/08/manam-volcano-eruption-january-2019/

Eruption at San Miguel (Chaparrastique) volcano, El Salvador https://watchers.news/2019/01/09/eruption-at-san-miguel-chaparrastique-volcano-el-salvador/

Bolivia – Flooding Reported in Central and Southern Areas http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-floods-january-2019-santa-cruz-cochabamba-chuquisaca-tarija

Storm kills Syrian girl in Lebanon, causes widespread damage https://www.bradenton.com/news/business/article224123330.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Widespread flooding as storm hits northern Argentina https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/widespread-flooding-storm-hits-northern-argentina-190110085213297.html

Fears for more than 11,000 children in Idlib, Syria, as flooding hits camps https://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/fears-more-11000-children-idlib-syria-flooding-hits-camps

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Jan 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/73290/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Jan-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Shiveluch-Dukono-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Katharine Hayhoe: ‘A thermometer is not liberal or conservative https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/06/katharine-hayhoe-interview-climate-change-scientist-crisis-hope

As seas continue to rise, New Jersey buys residents out of flood zones https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/as-seas-continue-to-rise-new-jersey-buys-residents-out-of-flood-zones

With heatwaves like this, what sort of future do we have in store? https://www.smh.com.au/national/with-heatwaves-like-this-what-sort-of-future-do-we-have-in-store-20190103-p50pim.html

Why Are Sea Levels Rising Unevenly? https://www.ecowatch.com/sea-levels-rise-uneven-2625114769.html

All too often it’s poorer outer suburbs that end up far hotter than inner city enclaves https://amp.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/the-australian-suburbs-and-council-areas-most-vulnerable-to-extreme-heat/news-story/0df25ff17daedbb5793b20da70968671?__twitter_impression=true

Bottling generosity: People bring gifts of water to help quench a dry town https://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/5837438/bottling-generosity-people-bring-gifts-of-water-to-help-quench-dry-town/?cs=103

Adapt to climate change fallout, famed Western researcher advises https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/adapt-to-climate-change-fallout-famed-western-researcher-advises/wcm/fe11aade-5624-49eb-83a6-a226efdb0970

4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods http://100resilientcities.org/4-ways-cities-can-build-climate-resilient-neighborhoods/

Widespread and Accelerated Decrease of Observed Mean and Extreme Snow Depth Over Europe https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2018GL079799

Taking climate model evaluation to the next level https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0355-y

Report: US 2018 CO2 emissions saw biggest spike in years https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46801108

How soon will climate change force you to move? https://www.fastcompany.com/90288934/how-soon-will-climate-change-force-you-to-move

Once derided, ways of adapting to climate change are gaining steam https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/01/communities-adapt-to-changing-climate-after-fires-floods-storms/

Building human resilience for climate change http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/551504/28051577/1546448956667/Preparing+People+on+the+West+Coast+for+Climate+Change-+Recommenations+from+ITRC+Assessment+for+CA+and+the+PNW+Final+1-8-19.pdf?token=YDM8ForQ9ok5%2FALzVJ2t2C7nanw%3D

New solar energy installations tripled in capacity in 2018 in Australia https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/records-blown-away-as-rising-power-bill-fears-trigger-solar-pv-surge-20190108-p50q8f.html

The 2nd edition of the Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report (OSR 2) published in 2018 provides information on changes and variations in the ocean over the past decades http://marine.copernicus.eu/science-learning/ocean-state-report/ocean-state-report-2nd-issue/

Climate change poses dire challenges for Bangladesh https://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-poses-dire-challenges-for-bangladesh/a-46740543

The stunning chart revealing Australia’s record-breaking run of rising temperatures https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/the-stunning-chart-revealing-australia-s-record-breaking-run-of-rising-temperatures-20190110-p50qk1.html

Many companies are failing to accurately characterise their climate change risk or adequately prepare for its physical impacts http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2018/12/12/new-study-companies-around-the-world-are-vastly-underestimating-climate-change-risks-to-their-business/

Progress on integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction for sustainable development pathways in South Asia: Evidence from six research projects https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-integrating-drr-cca-plan

Greenland’s residents grapple with global warming http://news.trust.org/item/20190110115325-p53ly/

Climate change and climate denial: Two realities we need to confront http://news.trust.org/item/20190107133728-c9vqk/

Warming oceans likely to raise sea levels 30cm by end of century – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/10/warming-oceans-likely-to-raise-sea-levels-30cm-by-end-of-century-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Using satellite imagery of grounded icebergs near Greenland, researchers estimate the drafts of these ice masses and therefore water depth, measurements that shed light on future sea level rise https://eos.org/articles/icebergs-reveal-contours-of-the-ocean-bottom

Australia had third-warmest year on record in 2018 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/10/australia-had-third-warmest-year-on-record-in-2018

Antarctic sea ice is ‘astonishingly’ low this melt season https://grist.org/article/antarctic-sea-ice-is-astonishingly-low-this-melt-season/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly&utm_content=antarctic-sea-ice-is-astonishingly-low-this-melt-season%3Futm_medium%3Demail

The Last Four Years Have Been Earth’s Warmest on Record https://weather.com/news/climate/news/2019-01-08-2018-global-temperatures-fourth-warmest-climate-change

 

Disaster risk reduction

Trump Administration Sits on Billions in Storm Protection Money https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-03/trump-administration-sits-on-billions-in-storm-protection-money?

The search for the perfect indicator: Reflections on monitoring and evaluation of resilience for improved climate risk management https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096318301414

Register your voluntary commitment to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction https://sendaicommitments.unisdr.org/

The death of Venice? City’s battles with tourism and flooding reach crisis level https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/06/venice-losing-fight-with-tourism-and-flooding?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Volcanic lightning can help warn of dangerous eruptions https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/12/volcanic-lightning-can-help-warn-dangerous-eruptions-earth-geology/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=social::src=twitter::cmp=editorial::add=tw20190105science-volcaniclightning::rid=&sf205397452=1

More than 1.6 million Sydney residents are at high risk of flooding or bushfires, new analysis shows https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/millions-in-australia-s-east-face-natural-disaster-risk-20190101-p50p31.html

Total economic losses from natural and man-made disasters in 2018 are estimated to be USD 155 billion, down from USD 350 billion in 2017 https://www.swissre.com/media/news-releases/nr_20181218_sigma_estimates_for_2018.html

Special Issue “Statistical Analysis and Stochastic Modelling of Hydrological Extremes” https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/hydrological_extremes_model

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

Flood Cloud, a highly effective, simple-to-use, and cost-effective solution that is available to anyone who wants to undertake flood risk modeling https://www.wateronline.com/doc/how-cloud-based-modeling-capabilities-can-help-boost-cities-resilience-and-infrastructure-needs-in-the-face-of-climate-variability-0001?hootPostID=4cdf3b9d71a4fd0769a4683af35f9217

Nepal: A bigger, stronger earthquake is in the offing https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/natural-disasters/a-bigger-stronger-earthquake-is-in-the-offing-62668

Building resilient cities: an assessment of disaster risk management policies in Southeast Asia https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/urban-rural-and-regional-development/building-resilient-cities_9789264305397-en

Research to assess the economics of coastal change management in England and to determine potential pathways for a sample of exposed communities https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/economics-of-coastal-change-management-in-england-jacobs/

Adaptive process for SMART community governance under persistent disruptive risks https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13753-018-0204-7

Forest fires: Sparking firesmart policies in the EU https://ec.europa.eu/info/files/forest-fires-sparking-firesmart-policies-eu_en

CU Boulder hazards center lands $3M grant to support natural disaster research http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_32364233/cu-boulder-hazards-center-lands-3m-grant-support

Why doesn’t California treat its wildfire hazards like it battles flood risks? https://www.ocregister.com/2019/01/04/why-doesnt-california-treat-wildfire-hazards-like-it-treats-floods/

Australian Disaster Resilience Conference 2019 https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/australian-disaster-resilience-conference/

AFAC19 – Call for abstracts https://www.afacconference.com.au/call-for-abstracts/

Top 10 countries most at risk of humanitarian disaster in 2019 https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/top-10-countries-risk-humanitarian-disaster-2019-181213184843061.html

For the number of lives lost in flood events, 2018 figure of 35% was substantially higher than the 14% 1980-2017 average https://www.munichre.com/topics-online/en/climate-change-and-natural-disasters/natural-disasters/the-natural-disasters-of-2018-in-figures.html

Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves 2018 Interim Report https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.nibs.org/resource/resmgr/mmc/NIBS_MSv2-2018_Interim-Repor.pdf

Bagan Disaster Risk Management Plan https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/Bagan%20DRM%20Eng.pdf

Changing construction to boost flood resilience http://www.constructionmanagermagazine.com/onsite/changing-construction-boost-flood-resilience/

Participatory Risk Governance for Reducing Disaster and Societal Risks: Collaborative Knowledge Production and Implementation https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13753-018-0201-x

Volcanic avalanches and landslides are pretty common in the geologic record  http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2019/01/08/volcanic-avalanches-are-pretty-common/#.XDUVPtIzbIU

Storm Surge Propagation and Flooding in Small Tidal Rivers during Events of Mixed Coastal and Fluvial Influence https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/6/4/158

How much do floods cost India? https://medium.com/world-of-opportunity/how-much-do-floods-cost-india-4a9446117f71

Forest fire insurance costs soar https://www.reuters.com/article/us-insurance-disasters/forest-fire-insurance-costs-soar-idUSKCN1P2129

‘The focus shall not be on cost but on economic and social benefits of adaptation and resilience’ https://www.climatecentre.org/news/1091/a-the-focus-shall-not-be-on-cost-but-on-economic-and-social-benefits-of-adaptation-and-resiliencea

Congress Again Defers on Reforming Flood Insurance Program https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2019/01/09/congress-again-defers-on-reforming-flood-insurance-program

How Physics‐Based Earthquake Simulators Might Help Improve Earthquake Forecasts https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/568099/how-physics-based-earthquake-simulators-might-help#.XDYiGSOj_0A.twitter

From Dams to Coastal Barriers: How the U.S. Is Fighting Flooding in 2019 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/from-dams-to-coastal-barriers-how-the-u-s-is-fighting-flooding-in-2019/

Hull’s £42m tidal flood scheme gets the green light https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hulls-42m-tidal-flood-scheme-gets-the-green-light

New Zealand’s Islands Are Creeping Closer Together https://www.livescience.com/64175-earthquake-pushed-new-zealand-islands-closer.html

Mapping Where Norway is Moving https://www.gislounge.com/mapping-where-norway-is-moving/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gislounge+%28GIS+Lounge%29

California wildfire was world’s costliest natural disaster in 2018, insurer says https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-wildfire-was-world-s-costliest-natural-disaster-2018-insurer-n956376?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

Ombudsman to probe flood control ‘scam’ https://www.manilatimes.net/ombudsman-to-probe-flood-control-scam/494445/

Adapt, move or surrender? Manufacturing firms’ routines and dynamic capabilities on flood risk reduction in coastal cities of Indonesia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918308124

2018 UK Flood Map Update https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/2018-uk-flood-map-update/

Hurricane satellites reveal flooding https://spacenews.com/hurricane-satellites-show-flooding/

Approved developments in Charleston to see more scrutiny for flood rules https://www.postandcourier.com/news/approved-developments-in-charleston-to-see-more-scrutiny-for-flood/article_aac3b754-135f-11e9-922f-c3ea4bc00556.html

Emergency Management

3 Crisis Simulation Exercise Scenario Planning Tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAgcN_H60RE&feature=youtu.be

Deepwater, Baffle Creek bushfire recovery draws Team Rubicon ‘angels’ to help residents rebuild https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-04/deepwater-baffle-creek-bushfire-recovery-draws-team-rubicon/10685300

Night fire bombing deployed for the first time in Australia https://emergency.vic.gov.au/news-and-media/night-fire-bombing-deployed-for-the-first-time-in-australia

2 former deputies arrested after 2 women drowned in their transport van during Hurricane Florence https://www.yahoo.com/gma/2-former-deputies-arrested-2-women-drowned-transport-210515599–abc-news-topstories.html

With floods on the rise in Quebec, group looks to better prepare communities https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/flooding-quebec-prepare-1.4963293

Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/scholarships-for-volunteers/

Damage bill from Sydney December hail storm ‘catastrophe’ nears $675 million https://www.smh.com.au/money/insurance/damage-bill-from-december-hail-storm-catastrophe-nears-675-million-20190107-p50q1w.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1546852806

Preparing for Wildfire in Puget Sound https://sustain.org/preparing-for-wildfire-in-puget-sound/

February 2019 marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires which was one of the most significant disasters Victoria has experienced https://www.vic.gov.au/2009-bushfires.html

Safely Evacuating The Elderly In Any Emergency Takes Planning And Practice https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/12/28/673710296/safely-evacuating-the-elderly-in-any-emergency-takes-planning-and-practice

Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Advances in Evacuation Modelling https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10694-018-0807-y

Global Humanitarian Overview 2018 https://interactive.unocha.org/publication/globalhumanitarianoverview/#ataglanceposition

Australia’s emergency warning system hacked to deliver flood of messages https://portswigger.net/daily-swig/australias-emergency-warning-system-hacked-to-deliver-flood-of-messages

Federal Government Shutdown Could Hurt Hurricane Forecasts, Delay Storm Reports http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Federal-Government-Shutdown-Could-Hurt-Hurricane-Forecasts-Delay-Storm-Reports.html

Anchorage, Alaska, Is Swamped with Requests for Earthquake Damage Inspections http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Anchorage-Alaska-is-Swamped-With-Requests-for-Earthquake-Damage-Inspections.html

How to include more local women in emergency response https://www.irinnews.org/interview/2019/01/09/qa-how-include-more-local-women-emergency-response?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Oregon took a different approach to planning its initial response and other actions to save lives in the event of a major disaster https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2019-01-08/commentary-oregons-cascadia-playbook-focuses-on-disaster-preparation

President Trump warns he’ll cut off FEMA money for California fires https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/09/donald-trump-fema-california-wildfires/2523581002/

California to spend millions more on disaster response http://news.trust.org/item/20190109012252-t7uqp/

Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies Vol 22, Port Hills Wildfire Special Edition http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/issues/2018-2/AJDTS_22_2_full.pdf

Thailand limits death toll from Pabuk https://www.unisdr.org/archive/63029?preview=a0ae0e56534

‘Flood? What flood?’ Pub back open just hours after tidal surge flooding https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/harbour-inn-southwold-suffolk-2019-storm-surge-flooding-1-5846067

European Union brings relief to the victims of floods and landslides in the Philippines https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/philippines_en/56337/European%20Union%20brings%20relief%20to%20the%20victims%20of%20floods%20and%20landslides%20in%20the%20Philippines

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning Through Citizen Science https://www.nap.edu/download/25183

The tenth anniversary is a time to reflect and remember the 173 people who died in the 2009 Victorian bushfires, and to learn about how the fires changed the lives of so many, and how communities have rebuilt https://www.vic.gov.au/2009-bushfires.html

Of course everyone can communicate, but not everyone is good at it http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2019/1/4/of-course-everyone-can-communicate-but-not-everyone-is-good-at-it?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn

Earthquake early warning app now available in Los Angeles https://www.foxnews.com/tech/earthquake-early-warning-app-now-available-in-los-angeles?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Prepared pet-owners can avoid bushfire grief https://lighthouse.mq.edu.au/article/january/prepared-pet-owners-can-avoid-bushfire-grief

Interactive map plots your address over 750 million years of Earth’s history https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/interactive-map-plots-your-address-over-750-million-years-earths-history

Education under attack and battered by natural disasters in 2018 https://reliefweb.int/report/world/education-under-attack-and-battered-natural-disasters-2018

Does it take a miracle to survive a wildfire? https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2019/01/05/does-it-take-a-miracle-to-survive-a-wildfire

 

Disaster psychology

The physics of a crowd https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/the-physics-of-a-crowd/

Dynamic response and hydrodynamics of polarized crowds http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6422/46

Flowing crowds http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6422/27/tab-article-info

How To Determine if a Risk is Worth Taking https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/wander-woman/201901/how-determine-if-risk-is-worth-taking

Formative research for assisting behavior change: a practical guide for field workers https://www.actionagainsthunger.org/publication/2018/03/formative-research-assisting-behavior-change-practical-guide-field-workers

Geopolitical factors and mental health I https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0020764018808548?journalCode=ispa&

Media Coverage, Forecasted Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, and Psychological Responses Before and After an Approaching Hurricane https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2720065

Perceptions of floods and flood risk in Hull past/present/future https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/perceptions-of-floods-and-flood-risk-in-hull-past-present-future/?p101726

Factors Influencing Evacuation Behavior in Kīlauea Eruptions: An Examination of Residents in the Puna District, Hawaiʻi https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/factors-influencing-evacuation-behavior-in-kilauea-eruptions-an-examination-of-residents-in-the-puna-district-hawai-i

 

Sociology and Disasters

Young people most at risk in a flood according to British Red Cross and Environment Agency http://nemrc.net/2019/01/05/uk-young-people-most-at-risk-in-a-flood-according-to-british-red-cross-and-environment-agency/

Flood Memories, Social Vulnerability and Risk Communication in Southern Poland https://www.springer.com/la/book/9783030045937

Social Vulnerability as a Factor in Flood Preparedness https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-04594-4_4

How disaster can disrupt the boundaries between the private, parochial and public realms, allowing strangers to freely enter the home https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038026118754781

How Canadian disaster law can begin to integrate a vulnerability perspective to rectify existing gaps and flaws at all stages of the disaster cycle https://albertalawreview.com/index.php/ALR/article/view/2480

Today in disaster resilience (2 November 2018)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Israel assisting Jordan after flash floods kill 20, mostly children https://www.cufi.org.uk/news/israel-assisting-jordan-after-flash-floods-kill-20-mostly-children/

Flash flooding destroys villages in Qandil http://www.rudaw.net/english/lifestyle/271020181

The rain has caused the wadis and roads to flood in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah https://gulfnews.com/news/uae/weather/weather-in-uae-heavy-rain-floods-wadis-around-jebel-jais-in-rak-1.2294647

Three-quarters of Venice flooded by exceptional high tide https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/29/venice-experiences-worst-flooding-since-2008

10 die in Anambra flood https://www.today.ng/news/metro/official-10-die-anambra-flood-166470

6 dead as Italy endures tornadoes, heavy rains, flooding in Venice https://www.syracuse.com/us-news/index.ssf/2018/10/venice_italy_flood_rain.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Typhoon Yutu turns deadly as it roars through northern Philippines https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/typhoon-yutu-philippines-1.4883540?cmp=rss

Severe storm hits Croatia, dumps record-breaking rain https://watchers.news/2018/10/30/hurricane-force-jugo-croatia-seiche-october-2018/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

15,000 Displaced in Asuncion as Flooding Paraguay River Rises https://www.telesurenglish.net//english/news/15000-Displaced-in-Asuncion-as-Flooding-Paraguay-River-Rises-20151209-0033.html

Italy storms kill 11 and floods inundate St Mark’s Basilica, Venice https://www.theguardian.com/weather/2018/oct/30/water-rises-to-three-feet-in-st-marks-basilica-after-venice-floods

At least 14 killed in Saudi Arabia after unusually intense storms cause major flash floods https://watchers.news/2018/10/31/saudi-arabia-floods-october-2018/

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Nov 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Barren Island, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/71483/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Nov-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Barren-Island-Dukono-Reventa.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Arctic Sea Ice as a climate indicator http://wxshift.com/climate-change/climate-indicators/arctic-sea-ice

Every year, more than twenty million people – an average of one person every second – are displaced because of climate-related disasters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFizi7UTlPo&feature=youtu.be

How Scientists Cracked the Climate Change Case https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/opinion/climate-change-global-warming-trump.html

Australia urged to model economic effects of 1.5C and 2C climate increases https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/oct/25/australia-urged-to-model-economic-effects-of-15c-and-2c-climate-increases

Reality Check: Which form of renewable energy is cheapest? https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45881551

Why a warmer world may equal a wetter Arctic https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181029135218.htm

Yukon glaciers and what they say about climate change https://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/yukon-glaciers-and-what-they-say-about-climate-change-in-depth-1.4874114

Climate change: Five cheap ways to remove CO2 from the atmosphere https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45967215

China, France launch satellite to study climate change http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/china-france-launch-satellite-to-study-climate-change/article/535662#.W9do3UQ8HeM.twitter

Current approach to protecting England’s coastal communities from flooding and erosion not fit for purpose as the climate changes https://www.theccc.org.uk/2018/10/26/current-approach-to-protecting-englands-coastal-communities-from-flooding-and-erosion-not-fit-for-purpose-as-the-climate-changes/

GHWR, a multi-method global heatwave and warm-spell record and toolbox https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata2018206

Huge Antarctic iceberg breaks off Pine Island Glacier https://www.axios.com/giant-iceberg-breaks-off-pine-island-glacier-antarctica-bd762a27-69ef-4efc-91e5-0352fd180672.html

Sea level rise forcing Bangladeshis to migrate https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/migration/news/sea-level-rise-forcing-bangladeshis-to-migrate.html

Global Warming Is Messing with the Jet Stream. That Means More Extreme Weather https://insideclimatenews.org/news/31102018/jet-stream-climate-change-study-extreme-weather-arctic-amplification-temperature

Projected changes in persistent extreme summer weather events: The role of quasi-resonant amplification http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/10/eaat3272

Study: Oceans warming 60 percent more than previously thought https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/10/31/Study-Oceans-warming-60-percent-more-than-previously-thought/6071541016135/

Australia solar output overtakes wind power in September for first time https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-solar-output-overtakes-wind-power-in-september-for-first-time-23173/#disqus_thread

Wicked solutions for wicked problems http://adaptation-undp.org/wicked-solutions-wicked-problems

Islands need support to face shocking impacts of 1.5C global warming http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/11/01/islands-need-support-face-shocking-impacts-1-5c-global-warming/

 

Disaster risk reduction

A review of themes in disaster resilience literature and international practice since 2012 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328522979_A_review_of_themes_in_disaster_resilience_literature_and_international_practice_since_2012

Does Wildfire Mitigation Work? 16 Examples and Counting! https://fireadaptednetwork.org/does-wildfire-mitigation-work-16-examples-and-counting/

The Whistle Episode 1: Earthquakes and the San Andreas Fault https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFq3b2pSiws&feature=youtu.be

Reducing Risk Before Disaster Strikes: Seven Lessons from Turkey https://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/news/reducing-risk-disaster-strikes-seven-lessons-turkey

Flood Prediction Using Machine Learning Models: Literature Review https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/10/11/1536

Smartphones may help better predict flash floods http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Young-Hans/2018-10-29/Smartphones-may-help-better-predict-flash-floods/433331

Niger approves N300m to address erosion, flooding https://www.environewsnigeria.com/niger-approves-n300m-to-address-erosion-flooding/

Fuel Matters: Why Wildfire Behavior Depends on What’s Burning https://www.kqed.org/science/1928625/__trashed-35

Ghana must move from coping with floods, to adapting for them https://theconversation.com/ghana-must-move-from-coping-with-floods-to-adapting-for-them-104493

New report highlights need to tackle flood risk facing England’s coastal communities https://www.nic.org.uk/news/new-report-highlights-need-to-tackle-flood-risk-facing-coastal-communities/

UK Climate Projections: impacts on appraisal of flood schemes https://www.jbaconsulting.com/knowledge-hub/uk-climate-projections-appraisal/

The potential benefits associated with investing in mitigation for select utility and transportation infrastructure https://www.nibs.org/page/mitigationsaves

An interdisciplinary research agenda to explore the unintended consequences of structural flood protection https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/5629/2018/

Can we predict earthquakes before they happen? https://www.science.org.au/curious/earth-environment/understanding-earthquake-hazard?fbclid=IwAR3N8l5O7-3KGB7n576i77BRHoC5FtCWNYQNyUf7jx_XqVcuGoXAW6_YuM4

Hard-adaptive measures can increase vulnerability to storm surge and tsunami hazards over time https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-018-0137-6

Preparing for our new extremes https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/preparing-for-our-new-extremes

Mapping Mediterranean UNESCO World Heritage Sea-level Rise Flood Risk https://www.geolounge.com/mapping-mediterranean-unesco-world-heritage-sea-level-rise-flood-risk/

World Disasters Report 2018 https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/world-disaster-report-2018/

A Supervolcano’s Colossal Eruption Has Been Lying About Its Age https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/10/a-supervolcanos-colossal-eruption-has-been-lying-about-its-age/

Introduction into Australian Volcanic Activity https://volcanohotspot.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/australia-1-introduction-into-australian-volcanic-activity/

Flood modelling for large and complex risks https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/flood-modelling-for-large-and-complex-risks/

Improving UK flood resilience by smart satellite tasking and rapid modelling https://www.ambientalrisk.com/improving-uk-flood-resilience-smart-satellite-tasking-rapid-modelling/

Strengthening Sint Maarten: Lessons Learned after Hurricane Irma https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/154?utm_source=NHC+Master+List&utm_campaign=f8b3d36445-DR680_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dabc309806-f8b3d36445-54441865

 

Emergency Management

Failed cooperation in times of natural disasters: explaining the rejection of humanitarian aid https://academic.oup.com/irap/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/irap/lcy025/5142412?redirectedFrom=fulltext

What is inclusive emergency management? https://soundcloud.com/j-school-talks/what-is-inclusive-emergency-management-california-is-leading-the-way

Flashback, 1968: The Blue Mountains engulfed by fires https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/flashback-1968-the-blue-mountains-engulfed-by-fires-20181025-p50bxe.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1540682635

2018 Was Most Active Hurricane Season on Record http://www.startribune.com/2018-was-most-active-hurricane-season-on-record/498781791/

Trump declares major disaster after Super Typhoon Yutu strikes Northern Mariana Islands https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/10/27/trump-declares-major-disaster-after-super-typhoon-yutu/1788252002/

New Skeletons From Pompeii Shed Light On Humans’ Response To Disaster https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/10/25/new-skeletons-from-pompeii-shed-light-on-humans-response-to-disaster/#5f490c2e4d69

One month on: Disaster ravaged Sulawesi drenched by heavy rains, more than 220,000 still homeless https://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/one-month-disaster-ravaged-sulawesi-drenched-heavy-rains-more-220000-still-homeless

When disasters displace people, land records and geospatial data are key to protect property rights and build resilience https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/land-records-and-geospatial-data-are-key-protect-property-rights-build-resilience?cid=SHR_BlogSiteShare_XX_EXT

Emotional Nadal recounts devastation caused by deadly floods https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/article220757505.html

Transport Sector Recovery: Opportunities to Build Resilience https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/transport-sector-recovery.pdf

Government Lawyer Says Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Response Plan ‘Does Not Exist’ https://www.npr.org/2018/10/30/662345336/government-lawyer-says-puerto-ricos-hurricane-response-plan-does-not-exist?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Failed cooperation in times of natural disasters: explaining the rejection of humanitarian aid https://academic.oup.com/irap/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/irap/lcy025/5142412?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Grenfell Tower: The fires that foretold the tragedy https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-45982810

Rebuilding After a Hurricane: Why Does It Take So Long? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/nyregion/rebuild-home-hurricane.html

‘Monumental Disaster’: Call for Action as 2018 Floods Recede, Leaving Destruction and Hunger https://www.ogoninews.com/en/society/162-monumental-disaster-call-for-action-as-2018-floods-recede-leaving-destruction-and-hunger

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Most of Wellington – and the rest of New Zealand – hasn’t done basic earthquake preparation https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/108108458/most-of-wellington–and-the-rest-of-new-zealand–hasnt-done-basic-earthquake-preparation

Earth Challenge 2020: A Citizen Science Initiative https://www.earthday.org/campaigns/earthchallenge2020/

Citizen scientists are documenting priceless archaeological sites at risk of inundation https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/10/citizen-scientists-document-archaeological-sites/

Learning about seismology https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/#language=1

Fiji Tsunami Drill Mobile App https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj5eQfqVLjg&t=4s

What Drives Plate Tectonics? Overview of processes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf8xvhb1eBE&feature=youtu.be

Building volcanoes, caves, and other features in an “open-world” computer game is an engaging way to teach the next generation about Earth https://eos.org/project-updates/digging-deep-into-geosciences-with-minecraft

Will your home be safe in a natural disaster? https://www.eqc.govt.nz/be-prepared

How simulations help prepare aid workers for disasters http://www.redcross.ca/blog/2018/10/how-simulations-help-prepare-aid-workers-for-disasters

Year-Round Fire Season Means Always Living ‘Evacuation Ready’ https://www.npr.org/2018/09/25/648093156/year-round-fire-season-means-always-living-evacuation-ready

Building resilient generations through tsunami preparedness http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/programmes-and-initiatives/SchoolTsunamiPreparedness.html

The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain: Contributions of Volunteered Geographic Information to Community Disaster Resilience https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2018.00183/full

Tonga: Safe evacuation route built to meet needs of school tsunami preparedness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeQ3pEw7VvA

World Tsunami Awareness Day 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3j9PJn_gVU&feature=youtu.be&list=PLBDwPnveHho9_hpJxoBvOk8_T-RUqJziQ

 

Disaster Psychology

The mental health toll of a changing climate https://theweek.com/articles/802441/mental-health-toll-changing-climate

An Introduction to Crowd Psychology http://www.workingwithcrowds.com/introduction-crowd-psychology/

Effects of climate change on mental health and well-being https://health2016.globalchange.gov/mental-health-and-well-being

People’s capacities in facing hazards and disasters: an overview https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s11069-018-3519-1?author_access_token=2Ctctnk22h26It3cogR6wPe4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY7fAJCw3p4Rv55Gk1U9KHe349iO5R5d_va-YEOimUa3j0zk4_avCfXX2jFe3T-aY6EsEdNw1HujzTqd_CXMwbxc0baP7Ng4t2PcyE8oeWBIng%3D%3D

 

Sociology and Disasters

Why So Many People May Never Recover From Hurricane Michael https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/poor-people-hurricane-michael-recovery_us_5bc8a498e4b0d38b5875ce60

Co‐evolving supportive networks and perceived community resilience across disaster‐damaged areas after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Selection, influence, or both? https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1468-5973.12244

Disasters, local organizations, and poverty in the USA, 1998 to 2015 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11111-018-0304-8

Political economy of planned relocation: A model of action and inaction in government responses https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378018301237?via%3Dihub

Digging deeper: participation and non-participation in post-disaster community recovery https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15575330.2012.730538

Loneliness isn’t just an issue for the old. It’s a problem for the young too https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/03/loneliness-is-not-just-an-issue-in-old-age-young-people-suffer-too

Not Them: Why Mexico’s New Leaders Should Act Before the Next Earthquake https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/162?utm_source=NHC+Master+List&utm_campaign=f8b3d36445-DR680_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dabc309806-f8b3d36445-54405454