Today in disaster resilience (18 January 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sanchi: Burning tanker off Chinese coast ‘in danger of exploding’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-42600720

Snow sprinkles Saharan dunes in white http://www.severe-weather.eu/recent-events/snow-sprinkles-saharan-dunes-in-white/

Surprise awakening of Papua New Guinea volcano forces evacuations https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/07/surprise-awakening-of-papua-new-guinea-volcano-forces-evacuations

At least 79 dead as cold wave grips northern India and Nepal https://watchers.news/2018/01/08/at-least-79-dead-as-cold-wave-grips-northern-india-and-nepal/

Heavy snowfall affects 2.3 million people, kills 21 and destroys 700 homes, China https://watchers.news/2018/01/08/heavy-snowfall-affects-2-3-million-people-kills-21-and-destroys-700-homes-china/

Heavy rain fell across Singapore early on Monday morning causing flash floods in at least nine areas in the eastern part of the island http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/flooding-in-9-areas-due-to-unusually-heavy-rainfall-what-to-do-during-a-flash

Tropical Cyclone “Ava” causes floods and landslides, leaves 29 dead https://watchers.news/2018/01/08/tropical-cyclone-ava-causes-floods-and-landslides-leaves-6-dead/

17 dead as mudslides sweep away homes in storm-blasted Southern California https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/01/09/storms-mudslides-sweep-away-homes-southern-california/1016641001/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Independent filmmaker and American University professor Bill Gentile has released “Fire and Ice on the Mountain,” a short documentary film exploring how religion and climate change intersect in Peru http://www.pulitzercenter.org/blog/filmmaker-bill-gentile-releases-fire-and-ice-mountain

2017 will be the warmest year in history without an El Niño http://grist.org/briefly/2017-will-be-the-warmest-year-in-history-without-an-el-nino/?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#24348876-tw#1513693473664

There’s so much CO2 in the atmosphere that planting trees can no longer save us http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/co2-atmosphere-planting-trees-oxygen-greenhouse-gas-carbon-dioxide-earth-scientists-climate-change-a8116856.html?utm_content=buffer3c5e2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

A new study shows that even relatively small-scale climatic changes affect volcanic activity https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/get-ready-for-more-volcanic-eruptions-as-the-planet-warms/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sa-editorial-social&utm_content&utm_term=sustainability_news_&sf177320425=1

Homegrown African climate model predicts future rains – and risks http://news.trust.org/item/20171222185357-3f9yt/?utm_content=buffer88cd6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

CO2 levels https://www.co2.earth/

Maputo illustrates the urban dimension of climate change-related challenges facing Africa https://stockholmenvironmentinstitute.exposure.co/africas-new-urban-climate?utm_content=buffer2d113&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Humidity may prove breaking point for some areas as temperatures rise, says study https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/teia-hmp122017.php

The very real climate crisis at the North Pole https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2017/12/24/the-very-real-climate-crisis-north-pole/79ZKyIqZ97Vz5VjopuLEtO/story.html

Polar Ice Is Disappearing, Setting Off Climate Alarms https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27122017/arctic-antarctic-sea-ice-sheets-2017-year-review-glaciers-disappearing-polar-records

‘Really awful’: 50-degree days possible for Sydney, Melbourne, as warming worsens http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/really-awful-50degree-days-possible-for-sydney-melbourne-as-warming-worsens-20171002-gyt512.html

Not a record, but mighty hot: Sydney weather reaches 47 degrees http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-off-to-a-hot-start-as-it-braces-for-heatwave-temperatures-20180106-h0ej5h.html

2017: The year climate change hit http://www.dw.com/en/2017-the-year-climate-change-hit/a-41944142

2017 extends period of exceptionally warm years, first complete datasets show https://climate.copernicus.eu/news-and-media/press-room/press-releases/2017-extends-period-exceptionally-warm-years-first-complete

Climate change and critical infrastructure – floods https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56461

The Right Way to Build Resilience to Climate Change https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/42/

Antarctic expedition to uncover impacts of global warming https://gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Antarctic-expedition

2017 was the third warmest year on record for the United States https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-201712

Climate Science Special Report (CSSR) https://science2017.globalchange.gov/chapter/front-matter-about/

Four things executives can do about climate change https://hbr.org/2018/01/climate-change-is-an-overwhelming-problem-here-are-4-things-executives-can-do-today?utm_campaign=hbr&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Extreme event attribution is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of climate science https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-can-now-blame-individual-natural-disasters-on-climate-change/

A new study based on satellite observations finds that temperatures could rise nearly 5 °C by the end of the century https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609620/global-warmings-worst-case-projections-look-increasingly-likely/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-01-06&utm_campaign=Technology+Review

NASA scientists solve mystery around Earth’s rising methane emissions http://mashable.com/2018/01/05/nasa-study-solves-methane-increase-puzzle/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_sid=57212404e9328b8f188b5958&utm_content=bufferc51ba&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#Ux3v0C0cm5q5

‘Quite surprising’: Near-record hot 2017, heat burst point to warming world http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/quite-surprising-nearrecord-hot-2017-heat-burst-point-to-warming-world-20180107-h0ewah.html

New study reveals strong El Nino events cause large changes in Antarctic ice shelves http://en.brinkwire.com/77053/new-study-reveals-strong-el-nino-events-cause-large-changes-in-antarctic-ice-shelves/

2017 was the third hottest year on record in Australia and seven of Australia’s ten hottest years have occurred since 2005 https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/2017-heat-records

Australia’s climate in 2017 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/annual/aus/?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=org&utm_campaign=sm-017-0002&utm_content=vid

The ‘imminent mini ice age’ myth is back, and it’s still wrong https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jan/09/the-imminent-mini-ice-age-myth-is-back-and-its-still-wrong?CMP=share_btn_tw

Temperature and snowfall in western Queen Maud Land increasing faster than climate model projections http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL075992/full

Pre-caution: a warming world http://geographical.co.uk/nature/climate/item/2544-pre-caution

The year that made climate change personal https://medium.com/@tmhill/when-climate-change-knocks-on-your-door-what-will-you-say-5bbdbb68f4ed

How Record-Breaking Weather Informs Climate Change Policy http://www.wbur.org/news/2018/01/05/record-weather-climate-resiliency

Sinking ocean floor leads to underestimates of sea level rise http://www.newsweek.com/climate-change-sinking-ocean-rising-sea-levels-772862?utm_content=bufferc09b2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate change ‘hot spots’ http://edge.ensia.com/hot-spots/

The heat is on: but we’ve been there before https://riskfrontiers.com/the-heat-is-on-but-weve-been-there-before/

Sea Level Rise Is Creeping into Coastal Cities. Saving Them Won’t Be Cheap https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28122017/sea-level-rise-coastal-cities-flooding-2017-year-review-miami-norfolk-seawall-cost?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Rising Humidity Due to Climate Change Could Push Humans to Their Physical Limit https://www.seeker.com/climate/climate/rising-humidity-due-to-climate-change-could-push-humans-to-their-physical-limit#632155022-tw#1515529630469

Temperature and humidity based projections of a rapid rise in global heat stress exposure during the 21st century http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aaa00e

Annual renewable shares of electricity production in Germany https://energy-charts.de/ren_share.htm?source=ren-share&period=annual&year=all

Top 10 Sinking Cities in the World https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/top-10-sinking-cities-world-john-englander/?trackingId=OF7tbkl%2FvjOCJGlgjOPN%2Fg%3D%3D

Paris 1.5C Goal Crucial to Protecting Communities from Rising Seas https://cop23.unfccc.int/news/paris-15c-goal-crucial-to-protecting-communities-from-rising-seas

Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flooding risks across the globe by the 2040s, says a new study http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/01/10/rivers-predicted-to-flood-more-as-world-warms/

First-of-its-kind climate change study to form national framework for coastal protection measures http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/first-of-its-kind-climate-change-study-to-form-national-framework-for-coastal

Floods seen as warning of Boston’s future https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/01/05/threat-rising-sea-levels-hits-home/kRSnmY2avJ2kLbvcYEYRbP/story.html

Global warming will expose millions more to floods http://www.france24.com/en/20180110-global-warming-will-expose-millions-more-floods?ref=tw_I

 

Disaster risk reduction

 

Mapping Canadian wildland fire interface areas http://www.publish.csiro.au/WF/WF16221

Urban Disaster Risk Reduction in Vietnam: Gaps and Challenges http://i-s-e-t.org/resources/working-papers/lessons-acccrn-viet-nam-series-urban-drr-gaps-challenges.html?platform=hootsuite

Measuring the seismic velocity in the top 15 km of Earth’s inner core http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031920117302315

Louisiana, Sinking Fast, Prepares to Empty Out Its Coastal Plain https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-22/louisiana-sinking-fast-prepares-to-empty-out-its-coastal-plain

Global disasters in 2017 cost $306 billion—nearly double the cost of 2016 https://qz.com/1162791/2017-natural-disasters-and-climate-change-effects-cost-the-world-306-billion/

Improved flood protection for Hull and Humber Estuary http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-42449541

Examining the scientific evidence – what do we know about natural flood management? https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/what-difference-could-natural-flood-management-techniques-make

After a Year of Natural Disasters, Investors Pump $20M into Mitigation Startup One Concern http://ht.ly/c24530hq1WP

Operational guidance for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in climate and disaster resilience-building operations http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/692091513937457908/Operational-guidance-for-monitoring-and-evaluation-M-E-in-climate-and-disaster-resilience-building-operations

Disaster Prevention and Management (DPM) advances knowledge in the field of disaster risk reduction and management http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=dpm

“It’s not just about cutting trees in the wildland-urban interface” https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fantastic-failure-false-hope-and-the-four-mile-canyon-fire/?platform=hootsuite

As major storms become more common, could amphibious architecture keep at-risk neighborhoods intact? https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/a-floating-house-to-resist-the-floods-of-climate-change

Luzerne County man refuses flood buyout for historic home http://www.timesleader.com/news/local/687284/luzerne-county-man-refuses-flood-buyout-for-historic-home

The future of Sydney: a tale of three cities? https://theconversation.com/the-future-of-sydney-a-tale-of-three-cities-88568

Natural disasters cause record costs for insurers in 2017 https://www.munichre.com/en/media-relations/publications/press-releases/2018/2018-01-04-press-release/index.html

After a Historic and Deadly Fire Season, California Homeowners Struggle to Stay Insured http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2018/01/after-a-historic-and-deadly-fire-season-california-homeowners-struggle-to-stay-insured/

In DR Congo, flood tragedy highlights perils of urban sprawl http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5240931/In-DR-Congo-flood-tragedy-highlights-perils-urban-sprawl.html

“We live in a moment of global flooding” http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19428200.2017.1390365

Reactions to earthquake hazard: Strengthening commercial buildings and voluntary earthquake safety checks on houses in Wellington, New Zealand https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303758

In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/nyregion/new-york-city-flood-maps-fema.html?smid=tw-share

The Freakonomics Of Extreme Extreme Vetting https://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-r-miller/the-freakonomics-of-extre_b_11821634.html

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/english/hyogo/gar/atlas/

FEMA signs pact with reinsurers to take on $1.46 billion in flood risk https://www.reuters.com/article/us-floods-insurance-fema/fema-signs-pact-with-reinsurers-to-take-on-1-46-billion-in-flood-risk-idUSKBN1EU1YP

Louisiana Says Thousands Should Move From Vulnerable Coast, But Can’t Pay Them https://www.npr.org/2018/01/04/572721503/louisiana-says-thousands-should-move-from-vulnerable-coast-but-cant-pay-them?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180107

RESILIENT: Zero Carbon, Risk-Informed, Sustainable http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/resilient.html?cq_ck=1512771423126

New NOAA Report Shows 2017 Was the Costliest Year on Record for US Disasters https://blog.ucsusa.org/rachel-cleetus/new-noaa-report-shows-2017-was-the-costliest-year-on-record-for-us-disasters

In 2017, there were 16 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/

Most Londoners have no idea they’re being constantly protected by a team of people working round-the-clock to prevent the Thames from flooding https://www.newstatesman.com/2018/01/meet-andy-batchelor-man-who-keeps-london-dry

Interactive map shows areas at risk of floods, mud flows from Thomas Fire http://www.keyt.com/news/safety/interactive-map-shows-areas-at-risk-of-floods-mud-flows-from-thomas-fire/682034330

Seismic Sensors Record Hurricane Intensity, Study Finds http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/01/08/seismic-sensors-record-hurricane-intensity/

Council targets developers to tackle surface water flooding http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/your-council/about-your-council/news/latest-news/council-targets-developers-to-tackle-surface-water-flooding/

Could England Face Major Changes to Flood Risk Management? https://www.ambientalrisk.com/england-face-major-changes-flood-risk-management/

Working Together Toward Better Volcanic Forecasting https://eos.org/project-updates/working-together-toward-better-volcanic-forecasting

Scientists to map quake-prone Asian region in hope of mitigating disaster http://news.trust.org/item/20180104105810-6svni/

After record disasters, Congress must act to protect Americans http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-environment/367866-after-record-disasters-congress-must-act-to-protect#.WlT-tfiW4cU.twitter

When Predictions Match Reality: The Power of LiDAR for Flood Warnings https://www.gislounge.com/predictions-match-reality-power-lidar-flood-warnings/

Work starts on major Northumberland flood scheme https://www.gov.uk/government/news/work-starts-on-major-northumberland-flood-scheme

Why holistic community-based approaches to managing flood risks should be a key feature of investment programs https://www.adb.org/publications/embedding-community-based-flood-risk-management-investment

Datafying Disaster: Institutional Framings of Data Production Following Superstorm Sandy http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24694452.2017.1402673

New Zealand: Cost of storm and flood claims surge by 70% http://www3.asiainsurancereview.com/News/View-NewsLetter-Article?id=41261&Type=eDaily&utm_source=News&utm_medium=Email&utm_media=Website#.WlYregQXe_g.twitter

Undersea eruption near New Zealand was century’s biggest http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=11972711&ref=twitter

The NGO flying drones to map flooding http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-flying-drones-map-flooding

Guide to facilitating community-led disaster risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56533?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Mitigation funding can save $6 in future disaster costs, for every $1 spent on hazard mitigation http://www.nibs.org/page/mitigationsaves

The Other Side of Resilience to Terrorism http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319569420

Build ‘rain gardens’ to prevent floods, says Wildlife Trusts http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/11/build-rain-gardens-prevent-floods-says-wildlife-trusts/

This report quantifies the economic damages caused by flooding in England during December 2015 and January 2016 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/floods-of-winter-2015-to-2016-estimating-the-costs

Floods, Fires, and LA’s Future https://www.nrdc.org/experts/floods-fires-and-future

As cities develop, their exposure to climate and disaster risk also increases http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/urbandevelopment/overview?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

 

Emergency Management

By The Numbers: A look at B.C.’s record setting 2017 wildfire season http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/a-by-the-numbers-look-at-b-c-s-record-setting-2017-wildfire-season

Flinders St incident: first paramedic on the scene speaks http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/flinders-st-incident-first-paramedic-on-the-scene-speaks/news-story/38f1cbc3ab9dbf18d8eed550d9104f9c

Lessons in Resilience from 2017 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lessons-resilience-from-2017-satyamoorthy-kabilan/?published=t

Three Decades of Responding to Infectious Disease Outbreaks https://www.domesticpreparedness.com/updates/three-decades-of-responding-to-infectious-disease-outbreaks/

12 slang terms only a firefighter would know https://www.firerescue1.com/firefighter-humor/articles/127611018-12-slang-terms-only-a-firefighter-would-know/

The hurricane in Puerto Rico has become a man-made disaster, with a death toll threatening to eclipse Katrina’s http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/12/hurricane-maria-man-made-disaster.html

Promising new wildfire behavior model may aid fire managers in near real-time https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2017/12/22/promising-new-wildfire-behavior-model-may-aid-fire-managers-near-real-time/

How Harvey Hurt Houston, in 10 Maps https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/harvey-maps

What Happened To Mexico’s Earthquake Warning System? https://www.npr.org/2018/01/07/576301183/what-happened-to-mexicos-earthquake-warning-system

Major post-event inquiries and reviews: review of recommendations https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56463

Harvey’s historic floods left behind epic damage — and some urgent questions that will take months, if not years, to answer https://www.texastribune.org/2018/01/04/four-months-after-hurricane-harvey-four-major-questions-about-recovery/

Flooding Puts Windsor On The Map http://www.windsorsquare.ca/archives/2018/flooding-puts-windsor-on-the-map/110243

The Fire Next Time https://www.city-journal.org/html/fire-next-time-15632.html

Copernicus Emergency Management Service https://www.geospatialworld.net/blogs/glimpse-copernicus-in-2017/

Researchers at the University of Alberta have trained a “self-organizing map” to identify high-risk days for fires https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/how-artificial-intelligence-could-help-predict-major-forest-fires?utm_content=buffer74444&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Ten humanitarian crises to look out for in 2018 http://www.irinnews.org/feature/2018/01/01/ten-humanitarian-crises-look-out-2018

Biliran landslide not caused by mining http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1020844

Only The Strong Survive – Is FEMA’s New Preparedness Posture a Death Sentence for the Underserved? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/only-strong-survive-femas-new-preparedness-posture-death/

Hurricane Aid Package Includes Poison Pills https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/hurricane-aid-package-includes-poison-pills?platform=hootsuite

e-Sanctuary: Open Multi-Physics Framework for Modelling Wildfire Urban Evacuation https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Research-reports/Other-research-topics/Open-Multi-Physics-Framework-for-Modelling-Wildfire-Urban-Evacuation

Rhetoric or reality: crisis coordination https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/44

Tracing how disaster impacts escalate will improve emergency responses https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0118/090118-improving-emergency-disaster-responses

Flood governance: a multiple country comparison of stakeholder perceptions and aspirations https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3271

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Play the Extreme Event game https://www.koshland-science-museum.org/extreme-event/

Christmas Flood (1717) http://www.deltawerken.com/Christmas-flood-(1717)/305.html

Educational flood management displays https://www.leftlion.co.uk//read/2017/december/ian-bartletts-flood-plains-models

Using maps in community disaster education and engagement http://www.fireadaptedwashington.org/blog/maps-are-cool-people-like-maps?utm_term=0_e0fee91f16-0943d35b42-169230441&utm_content=buffer4280e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Heatwaves: Helpful tips to make sure you’re prepared http://www.abc.net.au/news/emergency/plan-for-an-emergency/heatwave/

“The land is a book, waiting to be read” http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksplus/catherine-mckinnon-novel-storyland/8384062

Aventura students called Weather Rangers learn about hurricanes from experts http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/community-voices/article187190793.html

People need to make safe decisions themselves and not rely solely on emergency warnings http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-06/emergency-announcements-alone-during-disasters-not-reliable/9304666

Introducing some voices of the Residents of Fukushima, with footage shot by drone camera from around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (Ōkuma & Namie), and photos from a personal photo album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHdcnA_yIds&feature=youtu.be

A diary from Fukushima https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U35cXKd–w4&feature=youtu.be

Fukushima Today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0C_l80Hfd0&feature=youtu.be

Using maps in community disaster education and engagement http://www.fireadaptedwashington.org/blog/maps-are-cool-people-like-maps?utm_term=0_e0fee91f16-0943d35b42-169230441&utm_content=buffer4280e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Your one-stop-shop for knowledge and learning on what does and doesn’t work in disasters and emergencies preparedness https://disasterpreparedness.ngo/

Four measures to protect pets (and their owners) in disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/56031

How to communicate with vulnerable populations in emergency situations http://blog.basecampconnect.com/english/communicate-with-vulnerable-populations-in-emergency-management

Communicating Unnatural Disasters https://eartharxiv.org/jm4y3/

Real-time view of Sierra Leone mudslide https://www.youvisit.com/tour/wbg/139366?

Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) chair appointments https://www.gov.uk/government/news/regional-flood-and-coastal-committee-rfcc-chair-appointments–2

New Year’s Honours: Glenridding man was central in flooding clear up http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/15818365.New_Year__39_s_Honours__Glenridding_man_was_central_in_flooding_clear_up/?ref=twtrec

A visualisation of earthquake waves http://ds.iris.edu/seismon/swaves/index.php?lat=34.2&lon=-118.5&depth=17&mag=6.7&title=Northridge%201994&date=1994-01-17T12:30Z&w_terrain=false&wiki=https%3A%2F%2Fearthquake.usgs.gov%2Fearthquakes%2Fstates%2Fevents%2F1994_01_17.php

A Home Buyer’s Nightmare: Moving to a Flood Zone Without Knowing It https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-home-buyers-nightmare-moving-to-a-flood-zone-without-knowing-it-1513512000

Storm Eleanor photos could improve flood warnings http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-42634015

A history of tipping points from an ecological perspective and how they inform resilience thinking in global development https://rethink.earth/backwards-and-forwards/

Seven principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems http://applyingresilience.org/en/start-en/

This project is dedicated to engaging Cameroon youth in action, awareness raising, communication and research for reducing risk and improving resilience to water-related natural disasters—particularly, floods and drought http://www.floodmanagement.info/engaging-cameroons-youth-in-flood-and-drought-risk-prediction-and-management/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Developing an understanding of the phases of crisis using social media http://dergipark.gov.tr/download/article-file/333414

Resilience on Twitter: insights on influencers, networks and topics https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/11966.pdf

How Social Media Became a Game-Changer for the Deaf Community https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-social-media-became-a-game-changer-for-the-deaf-community/514223/

This document introduces the concept of VOST digital volunteering and goes through the proven track record of these teams in supporting authorities in emergencies with social media emergency management (SMEM) http://www.eena.org/publications/vost-teams#.WlUyaLyWbIW

Using Twitter to determine the location of floods which can help first-responders react quicker in case of emergency http://www.amsterdam-water-science.nl/shared-content/news/news/2017/08/using-twitter-for-flood-detection.html

Data Mining of Twitter for Predictive Social Network Analysis https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blog/show?id=6448529:BlogPost:365249&utm_content=bufferc3b7a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

People in poorer countries just as likely to use social media for news as those in wealthier countries http://www.pewglobal.org/2018/01/11/people-in-poorer-countries-just-as-likely-to-use-social-media-for-news-as-those-in-wealthier-countries/#people-in-poorer-countries-just-as-likely-to-use-social-media-for-news-as-those-in-wealthier-countries

 

Disaster psychology

Months later Hurricane Harvey survivors feel grief, distress http://www.680news.com/2018/01/06/months-later-hurricane-harvey-survivors-feel-grief-distress/

Coping with Disasters While Living in Poverty: A Systematic Review http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15325024.2017.1415724?journalCode=upil20

Why are people so fascinated by storms, even when they’re nowhere near them? https://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/snow-blizzard-thrill-scary?mbid=social_twitter

Children and the trauma of floods http://nctsn.org/trauma-types/natural-disasters/floods

More than half of men and women had experienced one or more traumas over the course of their lives, with experience of a natural disaster the second most common trauma type https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA17-5047/SMA17-5047.pdf

“Communicating with your Congregation After Trauma http://www.ictg.org/downloadable-guidelines.html

Researchers from the University of Missouri have found that survivors of natural disasters have the potential to experience positive changes or growth in addition to the stress they experience http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2018/0110-lessons-from-joplin-personal-growth-often-coexists-with-post-traumatic-stress-following-natural-disasters-mu-researchers-find/

 

Sociology and Disasters

 

Africa is urbanising at an incredible rate. Over the next 20 years the number of city dwellers will increase from 400 million to more than 1.26 billion https://www.irinnews.org/in-depth/poverty-your-doorstep-challenge-urbanisation-africa?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Natural Disasters Are Social Disasters https://www.sapiens.org/column/the-climate-report/hurricane-harvey-inequality/

Hurricane Katrina’s Forgotten Survivors https://www.sapiens.org/culture/hurricane-katrina-lower-9th-ward/

Why would anyone in Puerto Rico want a hurricane? Because someone will get rich https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/how-puerto-rican-hurricanes-devastate-many-and-enrich-a-few/2017/09/22/78e7500c-9e66-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?utm_term=.fbc47c6a0c2e

Social capital as a shield against anxiety among displaced residents from Fukushima https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/40/

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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