Today in disaster resilience (5 October 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Three people missing as cyclone brings flash floods in Greece https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-greece-weather-medicane/three-people-missing-as-cyclone-brings-flash-floods-in-greece-idUKKCN1M90RN

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Central Sulawesi on Friday, 28 September at 17.02 (Western Indonesia time). The quake subsequently caused a tsunami that hit coastal areas in Palu City and Donggala. As of 1 October, 844 people are known to have died and more than 600 people are severely injured. https://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/asia-and-pacific-weekly-regional-humanitarian-snapshot-25-sep-01-oct-2018

Akurana suffers worst floods in 20 years http://www.ft.lk/news/Akurana-suffers-worst-floods-in-20-years/56-663823

Powerful typhoon bears down on flood-battered Japan http://news.trust.org/item/20180930032731-oy508/

Death toll from an earthquake and tsunami that decimated parts of the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi has jumped to more than 1300 http://www.thenational.scot/news/16955800.indonesia-tsunami-death-toll-rises-as-relief-efforts-stall/

Another Indonesian Volcano Is Showing Signs Of Restlessness. Here’s What You Need To Know https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/02/another-indonesian-volcano-is-showing-signs-of-restlessness-heres-what-you-need-to-know/#36dc767b7530

Nigeria floods update https://www.acaps.org/sites/acaps/files/products/files/20181002_acaps_briefing_note_nigeria_floods_update_ii.pdf

Uruguay – Flash Floods Leave 4 Dead, Dozens Displaced http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-floods-september-2018

Croatia – Flash Floods in Dubrovnik After Record Rainfall http://floodlist.com/europe/croatia-floods-dubrovnik-record-rainfall-october-2018

USA and Mexico – Evacuations and Rescues After Flooding Rain From Storm Rosa http://floodlist.com/america/usa-mexico-flooding-storm-rosa-october-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Oct 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Soputan, Gamalama, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70923/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Oct-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Krakatau-Soputan-Gamalama-Dukono-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

September 2018 – Australia’s driest September on record http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/month/aus/archive/201809.summary.shtml

As climate change raises global temperatures, are the droughts happening more often? Are the floods getting worse? https://theconversation.com/trust-me-im-an-expert-australias-extreme-weather-103903?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Melting of the Greenland Ice, Seen Up Close https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/10/01/how-the-greenland-ice-is-melting-up-close/

UN report highlights govt inaction on climate https://en.prothomalo.com/environment/news/184251/UN-report-highlights-govt-inaction-on-climate

The Long Hot Summer (part 2) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csxlqb

Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate chance sceptics https://phys.org/news/2018-10-experiencing-extreme-weather-convince-climate.html

The intersection of global fragility and climate risks https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60927

Developing climate risk management approaches for flood risks https://indexinsuranceforum.org/resilience-document/developing-climate-risk-management-approaches-flood-risks

Leaving No One Behind in Advancing Climate Actions: Implications and Opportunities https://www.wri.org/blog/2018/09/insider-leaving-no-one-behind-advancing-climate-actions-implications-and-opportunities

Natural gas could warm the planet as much as coal in the short term http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/natural-gas-could-warm-planet-much-coal-short-term

Climate Change Is Forcing the Insurance Industry to Recalculate https://www.wsj.com/graphics/climate-change-forcing-insurance-industry-recalculate/

Hurricane Florence caused up to $22 billion in damages. Climate change made the storm worse https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/10/3/17925470/hurricane-florence-2018-devastation-climate-change-flood-sea-level-rise

Climate data release again delayed by Government, FOI documents show http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-04/government-delayed-release-of-climate-data-again:-foi-shows/10333056

‘This drought is different’: it’s drier and hotter – and getting worse https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/04/this-drought-is-different-its-drier-and-hotter-and-getting-worse?CMP=share_btn_tw

The new normal? How climate change is making droughts worse https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2018/oct/03/the-new-normal-how-climate-change-is-making-droughts-worse

‘Reasons to be hopeful’ on 1.5C global temperature target https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45720740

Climate Change May Cost the U.S. More Than Almost Any Other Country https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a23552633/climate-change-social-cost-of-carbon/

How deadly is 50-degree heat? Australia’s cities face the new reality of climate change http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-29/50-degree-cities-becoming-closer-to-reality/10308350

Hydrologic impacts of climate change: Comparisons between hydrological parameter uncertainty and climate model uncertainty https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169418306838

Stronger winds as a result of climate change could trigger rapid change in Southern Ocean https://www.climatescience.org.au/content/1219-stronger-winds-could-trigger-rapid-change-southern-ocean

Projecting the Likely Rise of Future Heat Impacts Under Climate Change for Selected Urban Locations in South and Southeast Asia https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-sheltering-series-9

Sea level rise accelerates over time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0D9XTgiGs&feature=youtu.be

Global warming increases potential wildfire damage in Mediterranean Europe https://phys.org/news/2018-10-global-wildfire-potential-mediterranean-europe.html

Prepare for 10 Feet of Sea Level Rise, California Commission Tells Coastal Cities https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/prepare-for-10-feet-of-sea-level-rise-california-commission-tells-coastal-cities/?amp

Adaptation to Resilience Planning: Alternative Pathways to Prepare for Climate Change http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0739456X18801057?journalCode=jpea

Limiting global warming to 1.5C and what it means for Australia https://climate-kic.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/1.5-Degrees-FAQs_A4Report_FINAL.pdf

Vietnam’s children and the fear of climate change https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45738136

Climate scientists are struggling to find the right words for very bad news https://www.washingtonpost.com/energy-environment/2018/10/03/climate-scientists-are-struggling-find-right-words-very-bad-news/?utm_term=.eb9945d7cad9

 

Disaster risk reduction

The Wellington Lifelines Regional Resilience Project https://resiliencechallenge.nz/economics-programme/the-wellington-lifelines-regional-resilience-project/

APEC Races to Contain Disaster Shocks https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2018/1001_warning

New weather model could increase tornado-warning times https://phys.org/news/2018-10-weather-tornado-warning.html

The Rising Costs of Hurricanes https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rising-costs-of-hurricanes-1538222400

UNISDR calls for greater attention to disaster risk in Pacific’s “Ring of Fire” https://www.unisdr.org/archive/60938

Warning system might have saved lives in Indonesian tsunami https://apnews.com/110eb42c03324a08bff5b3e6b58c309e

Lismore to serve as a national “living laboratory”, hosting a research centre to focus on identifying flood risks and how to cope with their aftermath https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/living-laboratory-national-flood-study-centre-opens-amid-dry-times-20181001-p5072z.html?btis

Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia: Progress, Challenges, and Issues https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317344717_Disaster_Risk_Reduction_in_Indonesia_Progress_Challenges_and_Issues

Bristol could be getting a flood and road tunnel under the Avon Gorge https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/bristol-could-getting-flood-road-2053325

Charleston mayor heading to Netherlands to study flood controls https://www.postandcourier.com/news/charleston-mayor-heading-to-netherlands-to-study-flood-controls/article_672a52f6-c10b-11e8-9107-2b17f320e11f.html

Practical and theoretical issues: Integrating urban planning and emergency management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60932

Developing Disaster Risk Management Approaches for Climate Risks https://indexinsuranceforum.org/resilience-document/developing-disaster-risk-management-approaches-climate-risks

Resilience paradigm: Facts for transformation https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60860

Dependence, trust, and influence of external actors on municipal urban flood risk mitigation: The case of Lomma Municipality, Sweden https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918307295

FraneItalia: a catalog of recent Italian landslides https://geoenvironmental-disasters.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40677-018-0105-5

New national flood research centre emerges from the Lismore deluge https://www.scu.edu.au/engage/news/latest-news/2018/new-national-flood-research-centre-emerges-from-the-lismore-deluge.php

LiDAR-based flood model that has been developed to better understand how flooding evolves during a storm http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/52

Lessons from Typhoon Nari: Storm Resistant Housing Shown To Be Effective https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-typhoon-nari

Ohio Saves More than $20 Million in Taxpayer Money by Mitigating Properties http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Ohio-Saves-More-than-20-Million-in-Taxpayer-Money-by-Mitigating-Properties.html

Flooding situations are worsened by poor land use policies https://www.builderonline.com/building/unsustainable-development-heightens-flood-risks_o

This Might Be Why Buildings In Indonesia Were Swallowed Up By The Ground https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/02/this-might-be-why-buildings-in-indonesia-were-swallowed-up-by-the-ground/#5191ff3b1722

Countdown to the Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.unisdr.org/conference/2018/afrp-acdrr

Scientists Aren’t Sure What Triggered Indonesia’s Deadly Tsunami http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/10/scientists-arent-sure-what-triggered-indonesias-deadly-tsunami/

Waze already helps Norfolk track flooding. Soon, it could predict the future https://pilotonline.com/news/local/environment/article_78e14a90-9406-11e8-b191-b77f43df07bc.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

Boiling clouds of ash and gas, moving 100 mph, pose a greater threat than lava, yet the world lacks volcano safety standards https://massivesci.com/articles/volcano-danger-hawaii-world-safety/

Why Nigeria is not prepared to deal with flooding https://theconversation.com/why-nigeria-is-not-prepared-to-deal-with-flooding-104018

Worldwide evaluation of mean and extreme runoff from six global-scale hydrological models that account for human impacts http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aac547/meta

Why Indonesia’s tsunamis are so deadly https://theconversation.com/why-indonesias-tsunamis-are-so-deadly-104158?utm_medium=amptwitter&utm_source=twitter

Would the U.S. Tsunami Warning System Have Averted Indonesia’s Disaster? https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/tsunami-early-warning-systems-pacific-northwest/571888/

Are the Indonesia earthquake and volcanic eruption related? https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/10/03/indonesia-earthquake-and-volcanic-eruption-they-related/1513205002/

Floods are increasingly likely because of the combination of climate change and our growing habit of paving over green spaces https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/03/weatherwatch-climate-change-will-bring-more-floods-can-we-predict-them?CMP=share_btn_tw

Indonesia earthquake: soil liquefaction blamed for building collapses https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/02/indonesia-earthquake-soil-liquefaction-blamed-for-building-collapses

Kolkata Gets India’s First Comprehensive City-Level Flood Forecasting and Warning System https://www.adb.org/news/kolkata-gets-indias-first-comprehensive-city-level-flood-forecasting-and-warning-system

Howard County approves $17 million for Ellicott City flood plan https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/howard-county-approves-17-million-for-ellicott-city-flood-plan/

Bangkok is sinking. Here’s how a new park can protect the city from flooding https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/bangkok-has-created-a-sponge-park-to-combat-future-flooding/

The elimination of smallpox showed how humans can work together to solve deadly global problem https://theconversation.com/the-elimination-of-smallpox-showed-how-humans-can-work-together-to-solve-deadly-global-problems-103653?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

With Costly Floods on the Rise, Congress Passes Bill to Help Communities Prepare https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/10/03/with-costly-floods-on-the-rise-congress-passes-bill-to-help-communities-prepare

What Houston misses when it comes to flooding https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/What-Houston-misses-when-it-comes-to-flooding-13276844.php

Assessment of Critical Infrastructure Resilience to Flooding Using a Response Curve Approach https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/10/3470

Army Corps set to propose hurricane protection plan for Houston https://www.texastribune.org/2018/10/03/army-corps-set-propose-hurricane-protection-plan-houston/?utm_campaign=trib-social-buttons&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Only ‘remote’ chance of an imminent repeat tsunami in Thailand http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30355838

 

Emergency Management

The effectiveness of national and EU-level civil protection systems: evidence from 17 member states https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13501763.2018.1523219

Footage of Palu after tsunami https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/30/asia/indonesia-earthquake/index.html?utm_term=video&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twCNN&utm_content=2018-10-01T09%3A09%3A19

Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Climbs Above 800 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/30/world/asia/indonesia-tsunami.html

Palu damage grading map http://emergency.copernicus.eu/mapping/ems-product-component/EMSR317_07PALU_02GRADING_MAP/0

Philippine farmers struggle to rebuild lives after typhoon decimates crops http://news.trust.org/item/20180924095341-fm0mv/

‘Sickening’ attack on firefighters in Lidget Green condemned https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/16906257.sickening-attack-on-firefighters-in-lidget-green-condemned-by-fbu-and-mp/

Mobile Clinics for Disaster Zones and Low Resource Communities: Interview with CEO of World Housing Solution https://www.medgadget.com/2018/09/mobile-clinics-for-disaster-zones-and-low-resource-communities-interview-with-ceo-of-world-housing-solution.html

Science and politics of disaster death tolls https://www.bmj.com/content/362/bmj.k4005

Sounding The Alarm: How Iceland Responds To Natural Disasters https://grapevine.is/mag/articles/2018/09/26/sounding-the-alarm-how-iceland-responds-to-natural-disasters/

Applying cultural values to encourage disaster preparedness: Lessons from a low-hazard country https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918300554

Kerala flood aftermath: Battling snakes and sewage to clean a city https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45545576

Pass the Disaster Recovery Reform Act https://drra.buildstrongamerica.com/

How Puerto Rico’s Businesses Are Adapting to the ‘New Normal’ One Year After Hurricane Maria https://www.inc.com/leigh-buchanan/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-anniversary-2018-inc5000.html?cid=hmsub3

Natural disaster is inevitable in California. And it can define a governor’s legacy http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-pol-ca-next-california-natural-disasters/

‘Now it’s too late’: anger over Palu’s long wait for tsunami aid https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/oct/02/now-its-too-late-help-trickles-in-for-palu-tsunami-survivors

Local authorities and NGOs are leading the initial rescue and relief effort on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in the aftermath of earthquakes and a tsunami https://www.irinnews.org/news/2018/10/01/indonesia-tsunami-aid-briefing?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Loss from a series of natural disasters in Asia https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/series-of-natural-disasters-in-asia-have-led-to-massive-economic-damage-human-loss-5293861.html

Emergency volunteering 2030 https://www.aipm.gov.au/engage/article/emergency-volunteering-2030

Rebuilding smarter after hurricanes: lessons learned from the Netherlands http://govdesignhub.com/2018/10/02/rebuilding-smarter-after-a-hurricane-lessons-learned-from-the-netherlands/#.W7VNRdczbIU

“A Never-Ending Commitment”: The High Cost of Preserving Vulnerable Beaches https://www.propublica.org/article/the-h%E2%80%8Bigh-cost-of-preservi%E2%80%8Bng-vulnerable-beache%E2%80%8Bs

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Indonesian Tsunami: What Happened, How To Survive One, And How To Help https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/01/indonesian-tsunami-what-happened-how-to-survive-one-and-how-to-help/#2196326d4322

Engaging citizen seismologists worldwide https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article/59/4/4.15/5057184

Recent Earthquake Teachable Moment – Palu https://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/event/5647

Alisa Jacobo, a Case Supervisor at McPherson Family Resource Center shares an impactful story about a client affected by the Napa wildfires https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzybh5DNygE&feature=youtu.be

Seminar 5: New risk knowledges and social learning – platforms and social networks for knowledge sharing and capacity building https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/esrc-workshop-cascade-net-5-civil-agency-society-and-climate-adaptation-to-weather-extremes-tickets-48444580043?utm_term=eventurl_text

An overview of serious games for disaster risk management – Prospects and limitations for informing actions to arrest increasing risk https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917304090

Can seasonal hydrological forecasts inform local decisions and actions? An in-the-moment decision-making activity https://www.geosci-commun-discuss.net/gc-2018-12/#discussion

Addressing Challenges to Building Resilience Through Interdisciplinary Research and Engagement: Addressing Challenges to Building Resilience https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327922483_Addressing_Challenges_to_Building_Resilience_Through_Interdisciplinary_Research_and_Engagement_Addressing_Challenges_to_Building_Resilience

Humanities and scientific explanation: the need for change https://blog.oup.com/2018/10/humanities-scientific-explanation-need-change/

A free app to empower European citizens against natural hazards —like floods, wildfires or heavy rains https://i-react.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=345f9a3ee26a669e01d09217b&id=cd130566dd

Preparedness Matters http://www.preparednessmatters.net/

How People Learn II https://www.nap.edu/download/24783

Buyer Be-Where is an on-line system to help prospective home buyers and sellers understand their risk relative to other properties in the area http://buyers-bewhere.com/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Crowdsourced app gauges flood waters using smartphone photos, webcams and social media posts https://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2018/october/crowdsourced-app-gauges-flood-waters.html

Don’t Believe These Social Media Myths About Indonesia’s Quake, Tsunami And Eruptions https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/04/dont-believe-these-myths-about-indonesias-quake-tsunami-and-eruptions/#732f5a4dbcc8

 

Disaster Psychology

How are you doing? Questions to avoid lasting trauma after tornadoes https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/advice-avoid-mental-trauma-tornadoes-1.4841562

Anticipated behavioural response patterns to an earthquake: The role of a personal and household characteristics, risk perception, previous experience and preparedness https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60944

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Be Contagious https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-can-be-contagious/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Inclusion of older people in DRR https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/olderpeople

The inverse response law: Theory and relevance to the aftermath of disasters https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/5/916

After the Flood, the Political Storm? https://www.texasobserver.org/after-the-flood-the-political-storm/

A global tipping point: Half the world is now middle class or wealthier https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2018/09/27/a-global-tipping-point-half-the-world-is-now-middle-class-or-wealthier/

Lost and Turned Out A Guide to Disaster Preparedness for Underserved Communities https://www.amazon.com/Turned-Disaster-Preparedness-Underserved-Communities-ebook/dp/B009BZG5P4

Socio-hydrological spaces in the Jamuna River floodplain in Bangladesh https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/5159/2018/

Paradise Found? The Emergence of Social Capital, Place Attachment, and Civic Engagement after Disaster http://www.timhaneyphd.com/uploads/1/2/8/3/12836355/haney_2018_paradise_found_.pdf

Emergent social identities in a flood: Implications for community psychosocial resilience https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/casp.2329

Residents in some small, nearly all-white towns in Southeast Texas are slated to reap far more recovery funds than those in larger cities nearby with large minority populations https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/10/whos-losing-out-on-hurricane-harvey-aid-in-texas/571327/?utm_source=twb

 

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