Today in disaster resilience (10 November 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Wildfires have lit up seemingly everywhere from California to British Columbia to Greenland (!). And then there’s Portugal. https://earther.com/wildfires-have-burned-more-than-5-of-portugal-in-one-o-1819659231

Intense hailstorm hits Bogota, causing severe floods and traffic chaos https://watchers.news/2017/11/02/intense-hailstorm-hits-bogota-causing-heavy-floods-and-traffic-chaos/

Flash floods kill five in Malaysia, army deploys to rescue thousands of displaced http://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-floods/flash-floods-kill-five-in-malaysia-army-deploys-to-rescue-thousands-of-displaced-idUSKBN1D50TL?il=0

28 dead after shooting at Sutherland Springs church http://m.chron.com/news/local/article/More-than-20-dead-after-shooting-at-Sutherland-12333530.php

Thailand – 17 Provinces Still Affected After Three Weeks of Flooding http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-flooding-ocotber-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Germany, Poland and Czech Republic – Deaths and Damage Caused by Storm Herwart http://floodlist.com/europe/germany-poland-czech-republic-storm-herwart-october-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India: Death toll rises to 12 as monsoon rain tops 350 mm in Chennai https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/india-death-toll-rises-to-12-as-monsoon-rain-tops-350-mm-in-chennai/70003187

Typhoon Damrey rocks Vietnam with historic force, AIR Worldwide finds http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2017/11/07/typhoon-damrey-rocks-vietnam-with-historic-force-a?platform=hootsuite

Flood in North Sumatra displaces thousands http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/11/07/flood-in-north-sumatra-displaces-thousands.html

Typhoon “Damrey” hits Vietnam, leaving at least 89 dead, 18 missing, 100 000+ houses under water https://watchers.news/2017/11/05/typhoon-damrey-vietnam-damage-casualties/

Norway left a little shaken by rare earthquake https://www.thelocal.no/20171107/norway-left-a-little-shaken-by-rare-earthquake/amp

Flash floods in Selangor after heavy rain http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/flash-floods-in-klang-after-heavy-rain?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Nov 2017: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65962/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Nov-2017-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Colombia – 4 Dead, 18 Missing After Floods and Mudslide in Cauca Department http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-corinto-cauca-floods-mudslide-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kenya – Deadly Floods in Central and Northern Areas http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The land is warming twice as fast as the oceans … too bad we live on the land https://thinkprogress.org/global-warming-now-twice-as-fast-over-land-than-the-ocean-nasa-chart-shows-52b4afe01345/

Women may bear the brunt of climate change’s impacts https://phys.org/news/2017-08-women-brunt-climate-impacts.html

Refugees of a different kind are being displaced by rising seas — and governments aren’t ready https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/11/climate-change-refugees-grapple-with-effects-of-rising-seas.html

Arctic sea ice news http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

Scientists mapping Greenland have produced some surprising – and worrying – results https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/04/scientists-mapping-greenland-have-produced-some-surprising-and-worrying-results/?utm_term=.421c2f1f67fe

Stark Evidence: A Warmer World Is Sparking More and Bigger Wildfires http://e360.yale.edu/features/the-evidence-is-clear-a-warmer-world-means-more-wildfires

Drought and heat waves the greatest threats from climate change https://majorcadailybulletin.com/news/local/2017/10/08/49487/drought-and-heat-waves-the-greatest-threat-from-climate-change.html

Clarifying Perspectives to Promote Action on Loss and Damage from Climate Change http://www.lucsus.lu.se/article/clarifying-perspectives-to-promote-action-on-loss-and-damage-from-climate-change

97% global warming consensus paper surpasses half a million downloads https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/jun/23/97-global-warming-consensus-paper-surpasses-half-a-million-downloads

We looked at 1,154 climate science results and found no evidence of ‘publication bias’ https://theconversation.com/we-looked-at-1-154-climate-science-results-and-found-no-evidence-of-publication-bias-84500

In hurricane-stricken Barbuda, UN chief urges global solidarity, accelerated climate action http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57834#.Wdvla4-CzIX

Growing majority believes global warming is happening https://www.axios.com/climate-change-poll-2493422731.html

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/02/561608576/massive-government-report-says-climate-is-warming-and-humans-are-the-cause

2017 on Track to Be Third Hottest Year Nationally http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/2017-on-track-to-be-third-hottest-year-nationally

Study Says Public’s Politics Are Correlated With Climate Change Opinion. They Shouldn’t Be. https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/11/01/study-says-publics-politics-are-correlated-with-climate-change-opinion-they-shouldnt-be/#2506c31225fa

‘Impossible To Save’: Scientists Are Watching China’s Glaciers Disappear http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/10/21/554271726/impossible-to-save-scientists-are-watching-chinas-glaciers-disappear

Extreme weather leads to public health crises – so health and climate experts must work together https://theconversation.com/extreme-weather-leads-to-public-health-crises-so-health-and-climate-experts-must-work-together-83783

Climate Science Special Report https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/02/561608576/massive-government-report-says-climate-is-warming-and-humans-are-the-cause

Engaging Local Actors in the NDC Process: The Next Frontier http://www.ndcpartnership.org/news-and-events/news/engaging-local-actors-ndc-process-next-frontier#.Wf8pvpGr4BQ.twitter

How Does Climate Change Affect Atlantic Hurricanes? 2017 In Perspective http://geography.fsu.edu/activities/how-does-climate-change-affect-atlantic-hurricanes/

Alarming climate report bodes badly for Paris goals – NZ scientists http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11940654

WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin https://public.wmo.int/en/resources/library/wmo-greenhouse-gas-bulletin

The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health http://thelancet.com/climate-and-health?dgcid=etoc-edschoice_email_Nov4

UN climate meeting: Pacific Islands leaders set to put heat on Australia http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/11/04/un-climate-meeting-pacific-islands-leaders-set-put-heat-australia

Humanity has entered a global warming minefield, climate scientists say https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-11-04/humanity-has-entered-global-warming-minefield-climate-scientists-say

The many Anthropocenes: A transdisciplinary challenge for the Anthropocene research http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2053019617738099

The three-degree world: the cities that will be drowned by global warming https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2017/nov/03/three-degree-world-cities-drowned-global-warming?CMP=share_btn_t

Climate change and ‘waterproofing’ NZ’s cities http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/2018620285/climate-change-and-waterproofing-nz-s-cities

Waiting for the tide to turn: Kiribati’s fight for survival https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/23/waiting-for-the-tide-to-turn-kiribatis-fight-for-survival

The COP23 climate change summit in Bonn and why it matters https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/05/the-cop23-climate-change-summit-in-bonn-and-why-it-matters?CMP=share_btn_tw

Even without an El Nino kick, 2017 heads for top-three ranking for global heat http://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/even-without-an-el-nino-kick-2017-heads-for-topthree-ranking-for-global-heat-20171105-gzffnl.html?btis

WRI data suggests emissions have already ‘peaked’ in 49 countries https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-wri-data-suggests-emissions-have-already-peaked-49-countries

2017 is set to be in the top three hottest years on record, with record-breaking extreme weather, according to the World Meteorological Organization https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/2017s-extreme-weather-is-record-breaking

Data Snapshot: Public Acceptance of Human-Caused Climate Change Is Gradually Rising https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/snapshot/climate-change-acceptance

The City Preparing for Climate Change Without Ever Saying the Words http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-tulsa-climate-change-resilience-adaptation-flooding.html

Warming climate prompts Europe to think outside the box https://www.politico.eu/article/how-europeans-adapt-to-climate-change/

A new study finds human-caused global warming is significantly increasing the rate at which hot temperature records are being broken around the world https://news.agu.org/press-release/human-caused-warming-increasing-likelihood-of-record-breaking-hot-years/

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: ‘There is reason for hope’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/08/seven-megatrends-that-could-beat-global-warming-climate-change?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

A multi-billion-dollar seawall is among climate adaptation options under consideration for Boston https://ensia.com/features/boston-adaptation/

Limiting global temperature change to 1.5 °C http://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/limiting-global-temperature-change-to-1-5-degree-celsius

Sea level maps show Canada’s coastal communities are in race against time http://www.ladysmithchronicle.com/news/canadas-coastal-communities-in-race-against-time/

Climate Council releases new report on impacts of climate change http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5042625/climate-inaction-slammed/

Australia’s critical window of opportunity to tackle climate change is closing http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5042625/climate-inaction-slammed/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Many homeowners unaware they lived in reservoir ‘flood pools’ http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Many-homeowners-unaware-they-lived-in-reservoir-12231188.php

Study Finds FEMA Flood Maps Missed 75% Of Houston Flood Damage Claims Between 1999 And 2009 https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/09/18/fema-flood-maps-missed-claims-harvey-houston/#515556c39938

Years after floods, South Jersey residents along Rancocas Creek get aid to lift houses http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/years-after-floods-south-jersey-residents-along-rancocas-creek-get-fema-aid-to-get-houses-lifted-20171008.html

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/climate/tokyo-floods.html

Old Faithful’s geological heart revealed http://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2017/10/06/old-faithfuls-geological-heart-revealed/

Earthquake ‘thermometer’ shows LA region is boiling to Northridge level http://www.pe.com/2017/09/23/earthquake-thermometer-shows-la-region-is-boiling-to-northridge-level-2/

Resilience theory can boost urban innovation http://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2010-09-08-resilience-theory-can-boost-urban-innovation-.html

Enhancing flood resilience in urban and coastal areas in Thua Thien Hue Province https://www.weadapt.org/placemarks/maps/view/35396

Mumbai may be vulnerable to future hurricanes http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/55259

Preservation of floodplains is flood protection https://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/news/press-releases/detail/article/34198/

Recent Hurricanes Stress America’s Crucial—and Aging—Infrastructure http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/10/05/recent-hurricanes-stress-americas-crucial-and-aging-infrastructure

Houston has shown remarkable resilience in the face of widespread devastation from an unprecedented flooding event http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HurricaneHarvey_Whitepaper.pdf

In aftermath of hurricanes, FEMA’s slow flood mapping leaves homeowners vulnerable http://thehill.com/video/354564-in-aftermath-of-hurricanes-femas-slow-flood-mapping-leaves-homeowners-vulnerable

NZ scientists share fears of ‘megathrust’ earthquake http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/scientists-share-fears-of-megathrust-earthquake/

What fueled Wine Country’s infernos? http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/09/what-fueled-wine-countrys-infernos/

Australian Tropical Cyclone Outlook for 2017 to 2018 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/cyclones/australia/

How Fire Suppression Techniques Can Change As Wildfires Get Bigger http://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/558390511/how-fire-suppression-techniques-can-change-as-wildfires-get-bigger

Victorian Fire Management Strategy Discussion Paper https://engage.vic.gov.au/vfms

Assessing Australia’s resilience to natural hazards file:///C:/Users/ndufty/Downloads/hazard_note_39_assessing_aus_resilience_to_natural_hazards.pdf

Earlier, More Frequent, More Dangerous: Bushfires in NSW https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/nsw-bushfires-2017

Fire and Emergency New Zealand requested an independent review into the operational response to the Port Hills Fires https://fireandemergency.nz/research-and-reports/port-hills-operational-review

Resilient Atlanta Strategy http://100resilientcities.org/strategies/atlanta/

New York City’s search for resilience continues five years after Sandy https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/new-york-citys-search-for-resilience-continues-five-years-after-sandy

Improving our understanding of disaster risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/55439

Extreme multi-basin flooding linked with extra-tropical cyclones http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa868e

Natural flood management – part of the nation’s flood resilience https://www.gov.uk/government/news/natural-flood-management-part-of-the-nations-flood-resilience

Buyouts Won’t Be the Answer for Many Frequent Flooding Victims https://features.propublica.org/houston-buyouts/hurricane-harvey-home-buyouts-harris-county/

Monitoring Coastal Zone Changes from Space https://eos.org/opinions/monitoring-coastal-zone-changes-from-space

Landscape restoration could be a low-cost way to reduce the risk of flash flooding in rural communities http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/flooding-risk/

From Bhutan to Cambodia, early warning saves lives in floods http://www.eco-business.com/news/from-bhutan-to-cambodia-early-warning-saves-lives-in-floods/

Mitigating Flooding and Drought through Data for Decision-Making https://earthzine.org/2017/10/24/mitigating-flooding-and-drought-through-data-for-decision-making/

Higher density in a flood zone? Here’s a way to do it and reduce the risks https://theconversation.com/higher-density-in-a-flood-zone-heres-a-way-to-do-it-and-reduce-the-risks-86608

Extreme Weather, Extreme Costs https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/reports/2017/10/27/441382/extreme-weather-extreme-costs/

Managing the hazards in Franz Josef, New Zealand https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/11/03/franz-josef/

Natural flood prevention scheme pioneered by SDC http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/15639453.Reader_s_letter__Natural_flood_prevention_scheme_pioneered_by_SDC/

As wildfires expand, fire science needs to keep up https://theconversation.com/as-wildfires-expand-fire-science-needs-to-keep-up-86103

How are cities preparing for natural disasters? http://digital.thechicagocouncil.org/natural-disasters

Building a radical, new home that he could defend in the event of another fire http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-30/kinglake-black-saturday-survivor-builds-earthship/9091972

Modelling impacts of agricultural practice on flood peaks in upland catchments: An application of the distributed TOPMODEL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hyp.11355/full

As floods get worse, fewer homeowners buy flood insurance http://www.joplinglobe.com/news/as-floods-get-worse-fewer-homeowners-buy-flood-insurance/article_079c1718-bc3c-11e7-92ad-67093d0ce46b.html

Latin American and Caribbean earthquakes in the GEM’s Earthquake Consequences Database (GEMECD) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-3087-9

A volcano can show many signs that an eruption might be brewing http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2017/11/06/volcano-warning-sign-iceland-tenerife-hype/#.WgDPxI-CzIV

Six Chennai maps spanning over a century explain why the city faces flood danger each year https://scroll.in/article/856756/six-chennai-maps-spanning-over-a-century-explains-why-the-city-faces-flood-danger-each-year

Chennai to get flood warning system http://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/chennai-to-get-flood-warning-system-59031

Natural disasters predicted to account for £72bn insurance claims in 2017 https://www.mcmgroup.co.uk/natural-disasters-predicted-to-account-for-72bn-insurance-claims-in-2017/

Estimating urban flood risk – uncertainty in design criteria https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/62238/

San Francisco outlines comprehensive flood resilience strategy https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/san-francisco-outlines-comprehensive-flood-resilience-strategy/509925/

Solutions Lab Partnership Tackles Houston’s Biggest Problems http://www.govtech.com/civic/Solutions-Lab-Partnership-Tackles-Houstons-Biggest-Problems.html

Netherlands sets model of flood prevention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-pJGhHrnGg&feature=youtu.be

Cal Fire Says It’s Focusing on Fire Prevention; But Critics Say Current Efforts Leave State Vulnerable to More Mega Fires https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Cal-Fire-Says-Its-Focusing-on-Fire-Prevention-455949893.html

Strengthening the National Flood Insurance Program https://medium.com/strengthening-the-national-flood-insurance-program/strengthening-the-national-flood-insurance-program-f12efff65fbd

A Massive Heat Source Was Just Discovered Under Antarctica, Driving Ice Melt And Volcanism https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/11/08/massive-heat-source-was-just-discovered-under-antarctica-driving-melting-volcanism/#678ddaac346d

Reducing Our Risk competition: winners announced https://solutionsearch.org/contest/reducing-our-risk

‘A huge shift in our mindset’ – Charleston looks at how best to treat flood-prone homes http://www.postandcourier.com/columnists/a-huge-shift-in-our-mindset—charleston-looks/article_7832b064-b82b-11e7-b029-4f6fd9954481.html

Let’s Start with Better Floodplain Maps https://bipartisanpolicy.org/blog/lets-start-with-better-floodplain-maps/#disqus_thread

In Tulsa, a National Blueprint for Managing Floods as Cities Grow and Climate Changes https://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2017/11/02/in-tulsa-a-national-blueprint-for-managing-floods-as-cities-grow-and-climate-changes/

Investing in prescribed burning: how much should we spend? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/42?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=haznote42

How Houston’s newest homes survived Hurricane Harvey http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-na-houston-harvey-home-survivors/

Simulated disasters http://www.dailyuw.com/science/article_1dd8caf4-c500-11e7-bb70-43ef718d34e8.html

Resilience through caring for nature in times of transition http://www.assar.uct.ac.za/news/resilience-through-caring-nature-times-transition

 

Emergency Management

Population and energy elasticity of tornado casualties http://myweb.fsu.edu/jelsner/PDF/Research/FrickerElsnerJagger2017.pdf

Puerto Rico’s morgues full of uncounted bodies as hurricane death toll continues to rise http://www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j4648

A year after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti’s children still incredibly vulnerable to disasters http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57813#.WdqbU4-CzIU

The UF Hurricane Team Headed South to Meet Irma Head On http://news.ufl.edu/articles/2017/10/the-uf-hurricane-team-headed-south-to-meet-irma-head-on.php

What happens when corporations rush in to help in a disaster? https://www.marketplace.org/2017/10/09/sustainability/weather-economy/disaster-zones-puerto-rico-need-innovation-not-experiments

A Doctor’s Guidance For Hospitals After Mass Shootings http://www.npr.org/2017/10/07/556320319/a-doctor-s-guidance-for-hospitals-after-mass-shootings

The latest jobs report reveals hurricanes Harvey, Irma’s economic costs https://www.marketplace.org/2017/10/06/economy/weekly-wrap/latest-jobs-report-reveals-hurricanes-harvey-irma-s-economic-costs

What The Pileup Of U.S. Disasters Means For The World http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/09/29/554291950/what-the-pileup-of-u-s-disasters-means-for-the-world

In ‘Only The Brave,’ The True Story Of Fated Wildland Firefighters http://www.npr.org/2017/10/21/559098473/in-only-the-brave-the-true-story-of-fated-wildland-firefighters

Who cleans up after hurricanes, earthquakes and war? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-d7bc8641-9c98-46e7-9154-9dd6c5fe925e

FEMA Looks To Hire 2,000 More People As It Responds To Long List Of Disasters http://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/558390521/fema-looks-to-hire-2-000-more-people-as-it-responds-to-long-list-of-disasters

Bushfires: What it takes to be a fire behaviour expert with the Rural Fire Service http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-02/what-it-takes-to-be-a-fire-analyst-with-the-rfs/9109262

Texas residents sue over water release during Harvey http://www.dailyjournal.net/2017/11/02/us-harvey-orange-county-lawsuit/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Portugal is to formally open a National Tsunami Warning Centre http://www.unisdr.org/archive/55762

Road to recovery – the Kaikōura quake http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/201861421/insight-road-to-recovery-the-kaik-ura-quake

Many Puerto Ricans have endured the longest blackout in American history following a direct hit from Hurricane Maria https://www.cbsnews.com/news/puerto-ricos-storm-of-misery/

Searing Lessons: How the 2007 Wildfires Changed San Diego County http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Searing-Lessons-How-the-2007-Wildfires-Changed-San-Diego-County.html

Breathing Fire http://www.climatecentral.org/news/breathing-fire-california-air-quality-smoke-waves-21754

Unemployment claims soar as Puerto Rico’s economy reels from a ‘Category 5’ hit http://www.bradenton.com/news/weather/hurricane/article181917576.html

The use of emerging technology in post-disaster reconnaissance missions https://www.istructe.org/getattachment/resources-centre/technical-topic-areas/eefit/EEFIT-Research-Grant-Scheme/Stone-D-Ayala-final-report.pdf?lang=en-GB

Bishop helps rebuild lives after Sri Lankan floods https://www.ucanews.com/news/bishop-helps-rebuild-lives-after-sri-lankan-floods/80710

Master of Science in Threat and Response Management Alum Crisis Stories | Chrissy: Haiti Earthquake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7XTXi-I_JM&feature=youtu.be

A new computer application that enables the easy calculation of expected fire danger and fire behaviour via a simple easy‑to-use interface http://data61.csiro.au/en/Our-Work/Safety-and-Security/Disaster-Management/Amicus

Penang bickers over flood issues as evacuees head home http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/penang-bickers-over-flood-issues-as-evacuees-head-home?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

7 years after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, who remains displaced? https://reliefweb.int/report/haiti/humanitarian-aid-7-years-after-2010-earthquake-who-remains-displaced-0?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Four years after Yolanda: New book honors the pioneering achievements of Filipino aid workers http://newtontechfordev.com/four-years-yolanda-new-book-honors-pioneering-achievements-filipino-aid-workers/

UK Flood Forecasting Centre Annual Review http://www.ffc-environment-agency.metoffice.gov.uk/about/

Self-recovery from disasters: an interdisciplinary perspective https://www.odi.org/publications/10963-self-recovery-disasters-interdisciplinary-perspective

Environmentally Responsible Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction Recommendations https://reliefweb.int/report/world/environmentally-responsible-disaster-recovery-and-reconstruction-recommendations

Developing a national system for fire danger ratings https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/developing-a-national-system-for-fire-danger-ratings

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Study: Interpreting hurricane forecasts displays can be difficult for general public http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/55252

Our Restless Earth: photography competition winners 2017 – in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2017/oct/09/our-restless-earth-geological-society-photography-competition-winners-2017-in-pictures-earth-science-week

Chance to find out more about city’s future flood risk plans http://www.leicester.gov.uk/news/news-story-details/?nId=89360

Climatedogs Ridgy, Enso, Indy and Sam muster climate science http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/4205059/climate-dogs-off-the-leash-videos/

Flood-prepared communities http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/flood-prepared-communities

World Tsunami Awareness Day http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/speeches/2017/world-tsunami-awareness-day-.html

River and sea levels in England https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels

Community Emergency Plan explained | UK Emergency Preparedness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7CW32CrGeU&feature=youtu.be

Household Preparedness | UK Emergency Preparedness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9BcMplitw8&feature=youtu.be

The Natural History Museum of Utah tackles climate change head-on with new exhibit — complete with flying goats http://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2017/10/30/the-natural-history-museum-of-utah-tackles-climate-change-head-on-with-new-exhibit-complete-with-flying-goats/

Public Safety During Severe Weather and Other Disasters Could Be Improved With Better Alert Systems and Improved Understanding of Social and Behavioral Factors http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=11012017&_ga=2.244877445.1841942279.1509624129-1744579233.1509624129

Citizen science for hydrological risk reduction and resilience building http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/55667

NSW RFS working with school communities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7vjeHef8xU

Emergency Plan for Small Businesses https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc_small_business_plan_web.pdf

UGA helps coastal community keep its head above water http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-helps-coastal-community-2017/

Workshops teach youngsters how to turn Hull into world’s most flood resilient city http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/workshops-teach-youngsters-how-turn-728249

Focus on lives lost, not the killer, say critics on mass shooting news coverage http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-november-7-2017-the-current-1.4389786/focus-on-lives-lost-not-the-killer-say-critics-on-mass-shooting-news-coverage-1.4389904

Why it’s important to mark the anniversaries of earthquakes, even ones that happened 300 years ago https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2017/11/09/important-mark-anniversaries-earthquakes-ursula-cochran/

Calstock residents urged to have say on flood alleviation plan https://www.gov.uk/government/news/calstock-residents-urged-to-have-say-on-flood-alleviation-plan

 

Social media and emergency management

How to use social media to better engage people affected by crises: a brief guide for those using social media in humanitarian organizations http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/55553

Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004CRSN8I/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_9shaAbM34BE1D

Social Media: A Force for Good or Evil? https://wasimahmed.org/2017/11/04/social-media-a-force-for-good-or-evil/

Lismore Helping Hands Facebook page was as active as ever with 7000 people still members of the group https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/still-providing-helping-hands/3229184/

Social media rallies thousands of volunteers for flood clean-up http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/social-media-rallies-thousands-of-volunteers-for-flood-clean-up/8432758

Twitter is officially doubling the character limit to 280 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/07/twitter-is-officially-doubling-the-character-limit-to-280/

 

Disaster psychology

 

Houston man creates colorful tribute on home to husband who died in Harvey flooding http://m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Man-creates-colorful-tribute-on-home-where-12259379.php?cmpid=twitter-mobile

How Disasters Impact Ambition http://www.npr.org/2017/10/25/559963761/how-disasters-impact-ambition

Do I Stay or Do I Go? Hurricane Risk Perception and Evacuation Behavior https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/do-i-stay-or-do-i-go-hurricane-risk-perception-and-evacuation-behavior

Hurricane Sandy, five years later: ‘No one was ready for what happened after’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/27/hurricane-sandy-five-years-later-climate-change

Mental health, disasters and what not to do http://www.evidenceaid.org/mental-health-disasters-and-what-not-to-do/

Suicide rate among wildland firefighters is “astronomical” http://wildfiretoday.com/2017/11/04/suicide-rate-among-wildland-firefighters-is-astronomical/

Earthquakes! Fires! Shootings! Storms! How Tech Can Help Ease ‘Disaster Fatigue’ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/well/mind/earthquakes-fires-shootings-storms-how-tech-can-help-ease-disaster-fatigue.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

The devastation from recent earthquake has blurred the normally rigid class divisions of Mexico City https://www.citylab.com/life/2017/09/lab-report-how-mexico-citys-quake-leveled-class-divisions/540561/

Flood vulnerability, local perception and gender role judgment using multivariate analysis: A problem-based “participatory action to Future Skill Management” to cope with flood impacts http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094717301585

All Politics is Local: Judicial and Electoral Institutions’ Role in Japan’s Nuclear Restarts https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/41/

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Today in disaster resilience (6 October 2017)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social media and emergency management

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

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

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

 

Disaster psychology

 

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

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

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Today in disaster resilience (15 September 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social media and emergency management

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

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

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today in disaster resilience (25 August 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

At least 700 killed in South Asia floods http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4806960/At-700-killed-South-Asia-floods.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Aug 2017: egoFu volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64806/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Aug-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Sa.html

B.C. wildfire status Sunday: Biggest fires remain same size despite wind http://globalnews.ca/news/3683519/b-c-wildfire-status-sunday-biggest-fires-remain-same-size-despite-wind/

Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner http://www.reuters.com/article/us-leone-mudslide-idUSKCN1B00Q5?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5999e33b04d30157869e6eb7&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Bangladesh floods toll rises http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/bangladesh-floods-toll-rises/article19525485.ece

Flood situation worsens in Bihar, death toll rises to 253 http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/flood-situation-worsens-in-bihar-death-toll-rises-to-253/816681/

Damaging earthquake below Ischia, Naples, Italy – at least 2 people killed – August 21, 2017 https://earthquake-report.com/2017/08/21/minor-earthquake-tyrrhenian-sea-on-august-21-2017/

Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40959863

Harvey to threaten Central America, Mexico with flooding and rough surf https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/triple-tropical-threat-looms-in-the-atlantic-caribbean/70002485

Scarborough flash flood turns streets into rivers http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-41026601/scarborough-flash-flood-turns-streets-into-rivers

India – Floods Affect 2 Million in Uttar Pradesh as West Rapti River Reaches Record High http://floodlist.com/asia/india-uttar-pradesh-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kansas City Flooding Kills 1; Residents Stranded on Roofs https://weather.com/storms/severe/news/kansas-city-flash-flooding-22aug17

Typhoon “Hato” turns deadly as it makes landfall in SE China’s Guangdong https://watchers.news/2017/08/23/typhoon-hato-casualties-damage-hong-kong-macau-china/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Lolo Peak fire grows to 32 328 acres, burns two homes, kills one – Montana https://watchers.news/2017/08/23/lolo-peak-fire-grows-to-32-328-acres-burns-two-homes-kills-one-montana/

Hundreds of firefighters battling largest wildfire ever recorded in B.C. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/largest-wildfire-1.4257021

Northern Ireland floods: More than 100 people rescued http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-41019610

Flood havoc across Sudan https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/flood-havoc-across-sudan

Worst case scenario looms for Texas with Hurricane Harvey http://mashable.com/2017/08/24/hurricane-harvey-worst-case-scenario-realized-texas.amp

 

Disaster risk reduction

Can Sun And Moon Trigger Quakes On Earth? https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2017/08/19/can-sun-and-moon-trigger-quakes-on-earth/#289260e6e484

The Financial Toll of Flooding http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/multimedia/audio/2017/the-financial-toll-of-flooding-part-1?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=atf8

Special Issue “Disasters, Crisis, Hazards, Emergencies and Sustainable Development” http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Disasters-Crisis_Hazards_Emergencies_Sustainable_Development

New Study: Protecting Socially Vulnerable Communities and Natural Resources from Dangerous Flooding http://coastalresilience.org/new-study-protecting-socially-vulnerable-communities-and-natural-resources-from-dangerous-flooding/

Poverty is both a driver and consequence of disasters http://www.preventionweb.net/risk/poverty-inequality

Taxpayers will pay a high price for loss of flood protection standards http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/taxpayers-will-pay-a-high-price-for-loss-of-flood-protection-standards/article/2631996

Flood committee sets out £22million of spending for coming year https://www.gov.uk/government/news/flood-committee-sets-out-22million-of-spending-for-coming-year–2

Before the flood: What drives preparedness? http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/about/news/170821-flood-risk.html

How LiDAR is Being Used to Help With Natural Disaster Mapping and Management https://www.gislounge.com/lidar-used-help-natural-disaster-mapping-management/

Human vulnerability to tornadoes in the United States is highest in urbanized areas of the Mid South https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/ta6uh/

Could Buffering Explain the Hurricane Drought? http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/Could-Buffering-Explain-the-Hurricane-Drought-/

GE Is Using AI To Investigate the Scalding-Hot Secrets of Volcanoes http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/news/a27866/ge-ai-predict-volcanic-eruptions/

Reducing flood risk in Indonesia: drones to map and secure green infrastructure https://www.iucn.nl/en/recent/reducing-flood-risk-in-indonesia-drones-to-map-and-secure-green-infrastructure

City planning for natural disasters pivots from ‘recovery to resilience’ https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/city-planning-for-natural-disasters-pivots-from-recovery-to-resilience/70002360#.WZ2fBKwKMKM.twitter

Australia’s volcanic history is a lot more recent than you think https://theconversation.com/australias-volcanic-history-is-a-lot-more-recent-than-you-think-58766

A ‘whole systems’ view to manage water resources and minimize flood risk https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/flooded-rivers-taking-bird-s-eye-view?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

Building a flood resilient Assam http://www.actiononclimate.today/blog/building-a-flood-resilient-assam/

Srinagar City Plan Puts Residents at Risk of Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/srinagar-city-plan-puts-residents-at-risk-of-floods-officials

Flammable and risky building products targeted by new laws in Queensland safety crackdown http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-25/safety-crackdown-flammable-risky-building-products-queensland/8841188?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Researchers are Using Machine Learning to Better Predict Weather Patterns https://www.gislounge.com/researchers-using-machine-learning-better-predict-weather/

A Just Resilience https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/director/5

Building urban resilience: Chief Resilience Officers share their stories https://www.zilient.org/article/building-urban-resilience-chief-resilience-officers-share-their-stories

Utah’s wildfire cost doubles, humans to blame, official says http://kutv.com/news/local/utahs-wildfire-cost-doubles-humans-to-blame-official-says

Country risk profiles for floods and earthquakes: Europe and Central Asia https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/risk_profiles_low.pdf

Improving Community Flood Resilience in Areas Remaining at Risk https://floodresilience.blog/2017/08/24/improving-community-flood-resilience-in-areas-remaining-at-risk/

 

Emergency Management

Wildfire efforts could lose up to 40% of crews as students return to school http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wildfire-efforts-could-lose-up-to-40-of-crews-as-students-return-to-school-1.4251537

Emergency planners know the sky is going dark, not falling https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/local/public-safety/the-eclipse-will-make-skies-dark-not-fall-so-why-are-people-planning-for-disaster/2017/08/17/91fa75b0-8124-11e7-ab27-1a21a8e006ab_story.html

Mudslide rings alarm bells http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/mudslide-rings-alarm-bells-20170819

Do Firefighter Shift Schedules Affect Sleep Quality? https://www.usfa.fema.gov/current_events/081717.html

Dry winter primes Sydney Basin for early start of bushfire season https://theconversation.com/dry-winter-primes-sydney-basin-for-early-start-of-bushfire-season-82641?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Coverack flash floods one month on https://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/2360172/watch-the-coverack-flash-floods-one-month-on/#.WZsiGZgm1l8.twitter

‘Serious humanitarian crises’ in South Asia as floods affect over 16 million people http://www.arabnews.com/node/1147061/world

Preparing for the future of disaster health volunteerism https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24859/preparing-for-the-future-of-disaster-health-volunteerism-proceedings-of

New Orleans is now planning to evacuate the city if a heavy rainstorm comes http://grist.org/briefly/new-orleans-is-now-planning-to-evacuate-the-city-if-a-heavy-rainstorm-comes/

Italy’s latest deadly quake exposes inaction on illegal homes http://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-quake-politics-idUSKCN1B21WG

Mapping tool allows users to visualize 2017 BC wildfire devastation http://www.cfjctoday.com/article/584414/mapping-tool-allows-users-visualize-2017-bc-wildfire-devastation

As fighters streak towards ‘Sydney’, scientists in war lab game way to victory http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/as-fighters-streak-towards-sydney-scientists-in-war-lab-game-way-to-victory-20170823-gy2bdd.html?btis

Disaster archives not only are a tool for information storage, retrieval and transmission, they also play a key role in disaster reconstruction http://seaa.americananthro.org/2017/08/disasters-digitized-participatory-archiving-and-collaborative-commemoration/

A photo essay at the National Review examines quadrotor drones at work in both civilian and military spheres.

http://www.nationalreview.com/slideshows/drones-work-delivery-security-surveillance-war#0

Firefighter PPE cleaning rules are changing https://www.firechief.com/2017/08/22/firefighter-ppe-cleaning-rules-are-changing/#.WZ9KQhbv7RA.twitter

Industrial Safety and Utopia: Insights from the Fukushima Daiichi Accident http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.12821/full

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

What we can learn from the book ‘Hiroshima’ http://lithub.com/fire-fury-and-americas-failure-to-learn-from-the-past/

How Eclipses Changed History http://www.npr.org/2017/08/16/543532422/how-eclipses-changed-history

“The best way to survive a bushfire is not to be there when it arrives” https://www.businessinsider.com.au/heres-the-safest-place-to-be-in-a-bushfire-2017-8

User-friendly process for comprehensive planning, implementation guidance, and evaluation of community emergency programs and community initiatives https://www.rand.org/pubs/tools/TL259/introduction.html

When the Bullin shrieked: Aboriginal memories of volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago https://theconversation.com/when-the-bullin-shrieked-aboriginal-memories-of-volcanic-eruptions-thousands-of-years-ago-81986

Intro to drones part 2: How to choose your first drone https://www.dpreview.com/articles/9879934458/intro-to-drones-part-2-how-to-choose-your-first-drone

How Mapping Disasters Can Help Devastated Communities Rally http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2017/07/12/how-mapping-disasters-can-help-devastated-communities-rally

Central Italian towns remember victims one year after deadly earthquake https://www.thelocal.it/20170824/central-italian-towns-remember-victims-one-year-after-deadly-earthquake

 

Social media and emergency management

A community perspective on resilience analytics http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.12788/pdf

The Japanese earthquake changed our relationship to place, and post-disaster social media changed it again https://medium.com/re-form/cartographies-of-disaster-24fe711d04e6

Twitter hashtag turns 10 today http://abcnews.go.com/US/twitter-hashtag-turns-10-today-blessed/story?id=49376404

 

Disaster psychology

Mental health risk and resiliency training for disaster responders https://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2017/8/community-impact/responders/index.htm

AFP commander and champion strongman Grant Edwards goes public with his PTSD battle http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-21/afp-strongman-grant-edwards-opens-up-about-ptsd-battle/8811844

Mental Health Dept warns public bracing for floods against mental health risks http://reliefweb.int/report/thailand/mental-health-dept-warns-public-bracing-floods-against-mental-health-risks

The mental health of children suffering post-earthquake stress dramatically improves with small changes to their school http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/337789/tweaks-improve-quake-rattled-children-s-mental-health-study

What Makes a Terrorist? http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2017/08/23/what-makes-a-terrorist/

 

Social Capital and Disasters

New research into the place of lower-income and disadvantaged households in a compact city https://theconversation.com/its-not-just-the-buildings-high-density-neighbourhoods-make-life-worse-for-the-poor-82070

Vulnerability and Environmental Migration: The Case of Miyagi Prefecture after the Great East Japan Earthquake http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917302248