Today in disaster resilience (8 December 2017)

Disaster

Please find below links to some recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Summer in Tasmania brings torrential rain to dry east coast, snowfalls in Central Highlands http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-03/welcome-to-summer-in-tasmania-its-snowing-again/9221090

Sri Lanka – Floods, Rain and Strong Winds Leave 13 Dead and 5,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-cyclone-ockhi-december-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Indonesia: At least 20 killed, 5 missing in landslides, floods https://article.wn.com/view/2017/12/03/Indonesia_At_least_20_killed_5_missing_in_landslides_floods/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flooding in Northern and Central Albania http://copernicus.eu/news/copernicus-ems-rapid-mapping-activated-floods-albania

Terrawatch: the reawakening of Öræfajökull https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/03/terrawatch-iceland-volcano-oraefajokull-agung?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Homes Flooded in North Eastern Victoria After Record Rain http://floodlist.com/australia/australia-homes-flooded-in-victoria-after-record-rain?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dramatic Trang River bank collapse hits homes https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1371803/dramatic-trang-river-bank-collapse-hits-homes Ventura County wildfire rages over 45,500 acres, destroys more than 150 structures; 27,000 flee http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-school-fire-20171204-story.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Dec 2017: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/66431/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Dec-2017-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Dukono-Re.html

Flooding again in Albania? http://www.albaniannews.com/index.php?idm=17117&mod=2&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

New Zealand considers creating climate change refugee visas https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/31/new-zealand-considers-creating-climate-change-refugee-visas?utm_content=buffer93ede&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Scoping for the Operation of Agile Urban Adaptation for Secondary Cities of the Global South: Possibilities in Pune, India http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/9/12/939

Extremes and Weather: Exploring Connections with Human Health http://www.weathernationtv.com/news/extremes-weather-exploring-connections-human-health/#.WiMF_ea6fG0.twitter

Our scorching sea: Marine heatwave unfolding as hot temperatures continue https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/99491972/week-starts-with-a-scorcher-warm-weather-settled-in

Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/bix133/4644513

Unusual hot spell for Victoria and Tasmania driven by warm seas, stable systems http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/unusual-hot-spell-for-victoria-and-tasmania-driven-by-warm-seas-stable-systems-20171203-gzxzwf.html

Credit Rating Agency Issues Warning On Climate Change To Cities https://www.npr.org/2017/12/01/567843604/credit-rating-agency-issues-warning-on-climate-change-to-cities

How can climate risk insurance be linked with other forms of social protection to help vulnerable communities absorb climate impacts? https://www.climatecolab.org/contests/2017/absorbing-climate-impacts

UK weather: Could La Niña phenomenon deliver Britain a record freezing winter? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/la-ni-a-uk-weather-winter-record-met-office-could-what-is-polar-vortex-a8088501.html

U.S. Disbands Group That Prepared Cities for Climate Shocks https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-04/trump-disbands-group-meant-to-prepare-cities-for-climate-shocks

With sea-level rise, waterfront owners confront their options https://www.eopugetsound.org/magazine/is/slr

New maps of climate opinions by political party http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/new-maps-climate-opinions-political-party/

November 2017 extended the spell of exceptional global warmth that has now lasted since mid-2015 https://climate.copernicus.eu/resources/data-analysis/average-surface-air-temperature-analysis/monthly-maps/surface-air-3

“Apocalyptic” Melting Transpires in Antarctica as Earth Wraps Up a Scorching Year http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42777-pollution-and-diseases-wreak-havoc-in-a-scorching-year-with-apocalyptic-melting-in-antarctica

13,000 U.S. Archaeology Sites To Be Flooded by Rising Seas https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/thousands-of-united-states-archaeological-sites-to-be-flooded-by-rising-seas-spd/

The sleeping ice giants of Antarctica are stirring. Will we wake up before they devour us? https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/mark-kernan/Myth-and-dystopia-in-the-Anthropocene

These are the tipping points that will push us into climate disaster https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/11/are-we-reaching-our-climate-change-tipping-points

While Southern California battles its wildfires, we have to start preparing for our hotter, drier future http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-ventura-sylmar-wildfires-20171205-story.html?platform=hootsuite

To forecast sea level rise, a flotilla of robot subs must map the unseen bottom of a melting ice shelf—if they are not sunk by it https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ice-diving-drones-embark-on-risky-antarctic-mission/

 

 

Disaster risk reduction

“The 100-year line is too arbitrary for comfort” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/houston-flood-zone-hurricane-harvey.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

Lawmakers Skeptical of Trump’s $12 Billion Plan to Prevent Flooding https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-01/trump-s-12-billion-plan-to-prevent-flooding-opposed-in-congress

Fixing the broken National Flood Insurance Program http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20171202/fixing-broken-national-flood-insurance-program

How to break the cycle of repeated flooding https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/climate-smart-flood-insurance-ib.pdf

“A dollar spent on mitigation saves society on average $4” http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nibs.org/resource/resmgr/MMC/hms_vol1.pdf

USGS on Fire: It’s not a matter of “if,” it’s a matter of “more fire science data please!” https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-fire-it-s-not-a-matter-if-it-s-a-matter-more-fire-science-data-please?qt-news_science_products=1#qt-news_science_products

Putting Disaster Risk Into Adaptation Plans http://www.unisdr.org/archive/56107

Do weak global stresses synchronize earthquakes? http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL074934/abstract

Resiliency Plan of the Year: Resilient Boston https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/resiliency-plan-of-the-year-resilient-boston/510151/

Almaty sits on a huge active fault, and here is why we know http://paleoseismicity.org/almaty-sits-on-a-huge-active-fault-and-here-is-why-we-know/

Modeling Volcanic Mudflow Travel Time with ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Network Analyst http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcuser/fall-2017/modeling-volcanic-mudflow-travel-time

Damage to vulnerable infrastructure caused by climate hazards could triple by the 2020s and rise over ten-fold by the end of the century http://floodlist.com/europe/vulnerable-infrastructure-at-risk-from-climate?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Two years on from the December 2015 flooding that hit the North of England http://www.newground.co.uk/news-events-media/knowledge-centre/two-years-on-from-the-december-2015-flooding/

An innovative cloud based platform as a service solution for the Goulburn Broken CMA using HydroNET http://watertech.com.au/news/webinars/?utm_content=buffer5803e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

By spring 2020 we aim to have 100% LIDAR coverage of England https://environment.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Styler/index.html?appid=09b15081af4f48e8a2bb6415a830c1f2

This Year’s Hurricane Season Was Intense. Is It A Taste Of The Future? http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Thousands-Still-Await-Clean-Water-After-Harvey.html

Our thirst for drinking water is causing severe subsidence in many areas around the world, putting them at risk of flooding http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20171130-the-ambitious-plan-to-stop-the-ground-from-sinking?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter

The decision of Europe to rely on weather forecasts for wildfire prediction https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/media-centre/science-blog/2017/wildfires-hazard-no-other

The lack of adequate infrastructure that can defend against the impacts of floods, sea level rise, landslides or earthquakes https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/lets-make-deal-resilient-cities

These half-million-dollar floating villas can withstand Category 4 hurricanes http://www.businessinsider.sg/waterstudio-is-building-floating-villas-in-the-netherlands-2017-12/

Space technologies key to risk reduction http://www.unisdr.org/archive/56167

People like living in hazard zones https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/people-love-to-live-in-places-that-are-at-risk-for-disasters-and-this-is-what-happens/2017/10/15/ba50ed38-b03f-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.21777cd3d38a

Rising Waters: Can a Massive Barrier Save Venice from Drowning? http://e360.yale.edu/features/rising-waters-can-a-massive-sea-barrier-save-venice-from-drowning

Boston Barrier flood defence gets the green light https://www.gov.uk/government/news/boston-barrier-flood-defence-gets-the-green-light

Towards a flood delta city index http://www.delta-alliance.org/nl/25222819-%5Blinkpage%5D.html?location=-792208859356054,10885393,true,true

Supporting the uptake of low cost resilience for properties at risk of flooding http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/32994/

A Global Outlook on Disaster Science Report https://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/538091/ElsevierDisasterScienceReport-PDF.pdf

You’ll never guess where homes are the most at-risk for flooding https://therealdeal.com/2017/12/03/youll-never-guess-where-homes-are-the-most-at-risk-for-flooding/

A wave of tsunami modellers descends on Canberra http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/a-wave-of-tsunami-modellers-descends-on-canberra?utm_source=2017-promotion&utm_medium=Tsunami-Workshop-News&utm_content=ga-twitter&utm_campaign=News-Highlights

Catastrophe losses triple for P&C insurers in 2017, Fitch Ratings reports http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2017/12/06/catastrophe-losses-triple-for-pc-insurers-in-2017?eNL=5a28322a140ba01e1e9c9d21&utm_content=buffer363db&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Slow slips are silent earthquakes that occur below the Earth’s surface over a large area, unlike traditional earthquakes we feel that occur in a relatively small region https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/videos/1756-slow-slip-event-an-animation

Why shrinking glaciers could mean more volcanic eruptions https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21731814-volcanology-and-glaciology-why-shrinking-glaciers-could-mean-more-volcanic?fsrc=scn/tw/te/rfd/pe

Reviewing and visualizing the interactions of natural hazards http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013RG000445/full

More than 900 drains in York are permanently blocked – adding to flood risk https://www.yorkmix.com/life/revealed-900-drains-york-permanently-blocked-adding-flood-risk/

 

Emergency Management

 

Over 200,000 Puerto Ricans have arrived in Florida since Hurricane https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/over-200-000-puerto-ricans-have-arrived-florida-hurricane-maria-n825111?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ltMaria

75 days after Maria, this is life in St. Croix https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/12/03/us/us-virgin-islands-maria-recovery-trnd/index.html

5 steps to overcoming volunteer firefighter recruitment obstacles https://www.firechief.com/2017/11/06/5-steps-to-overcoming-volunteer-firefighter-recruitment-obstacles/

New fire trucks not yet ordered to replace ageing, dangerous vehicles, union warns http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-01/old-trucks-hoses-put-firefighters-in-danger-tas-union-warns/9213562

Victorian Premier defends flood warning language and predictions http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5096648/premier-defends-storm-warnings-taken-to-extremities/?cs=48&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

New data shows hurricane deaths in Puerto Rico could be 20 times higher than the government claims https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/29/16623926/puerto-rico-death-toll-hurricane-maria-count

Top Emergency Management Official: Hit the ‘Reset Button’ on Disaster Recovery Roles http://www.routefifty.com/public-safety/2017/11/fema-brock-long-congress/144205/

Queensland floods: Dam engineers ‘bet against’ BOM rain forecasts, class action hearing told http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-04/2011-flood-class-action-begins-against-government-dam-operators/9223624

Quake warnings, seismic culture http://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6367/1111

Cross-border agencies join in joint disaster response exercise https://www.discoverferndale.com/cross-border-agencies-join-joint-disaster-response-exercise_71118/

What happens if Mount Baker erupts? Local emergency responders are prepared http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article184033411.html

 

Long-term recovery narratives after natural disasters https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s10113-017-1260-z?author_access_token=syAc6M9P8ib-T85D_-y-mfe4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY4ZMNZYPtSF3ZrF_cHc2YCipP4bp1n5Sko4gybkreypPq1YLwUwX6GCD0dVw4W1HUHkWsVGNp7a-XRcDruiEVO6CuxF8ZoGPB6N-ZS5_2RpCQ%3D%3D

Struggling to bounce back after Harvey’s 50-plus inches swamped water systems, subdivisions and mobile home parks across southeast Texas http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Thousands-Still-Await-Clean-Water-After-Harvey.html

Safety risk: waste facilities not prepared to battle fire outbreaks at Victorian centres http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/safety-risk-waste-facilities-not-prepared-to-battle-fire-outbreaks-at-victorian-centres/news-story/92e56e5e3cb683c3d5a5381e63663bd2?csp=6b069891508b7db486a7695f0b27d517

The Walking Forward Disaster Relief Team provides a secure database networking system for Equine and Pet owners across Australia https://www.tepscon.community/aboutNEDTwo years on: £70m spend on Storm Desmond repairs https://www.cumbriacrack.com/two-years-70m-spend-storm-desmond-repairs/

Fort McMurray region acts on lessons learned from 2016 wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4402496

Public Health in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria https://www.kff.org/report-section/public-health-in-puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria-9123-issue-brief/

2017 US National Preparedness Report https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=806107

How the Internet of Things Can Prepare Cities for Natural Disasters https://hbr.org/2017/12/how-the-internet-of-things-can-prepare-cities-for-natural-disasters

Post-event review of flooding in Peru http://blog.i-s-e-t.org/2017-flooding-in-peru-identifying-effective-disaster-risk-management-and-resilience-efforts-through-a-post-event-review/

FEMA Staffers Told They Might Be Billed for Working Too Much https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-05/fema-tells-staffers-they-might-get-billed-for-working-too-much

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

 

Selecting a quality publisher https://royalsociety.org.nz/what-we-do/research-practice/publishing-guidance/

What is at the heart of the rise of citizen science? https://medium.com/@kellygibbs/why-do-people-want-to-be-scientists-7cb7e550b6e5

The Fire Learning Trail https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fire-learning-trail-interview-jenifer-bunty/

Facilitating two-way public communication in crisis and disaster management https://www.crisis-response.com/comment/blogpost.php?post=366

You should never drive into floodwater – some roads are more deadly than others https://theconversation.com/you-should-never-drive-into-floodwater-some-roads-are-more-deadly-than-others-88551

The public understood the potential dangers from storm surge and took the appropriate steps to stay safe http://www.noaa.gov/news/new-storm-surge-watches-and-warnings-saved-lives

Children who were directly affected by flooding proposed a series of measures that they felt should be taken to improve flood resilience in homes, communities, schools and wider society http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/outputs/

Creating maps in a more open way can generate valuable opportunities to engage with communities in more creative policy-making regarding the threats they face and how they can respond http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tran.12227/epdf

Community engagement and accountability in emergency management: Good practices from around the world http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56095

Strengthening community resilience through peer-to-peer learning http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56112

‘Learning for resilience’: Developing community capital through flood action groups in urban flood risk settings with lower social capital http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303138

The amount of political information communicated decreases as the number of people in the chain increases. Furthermore, the information is increasingly distorted as the length of the chain increases http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/694767

Flood Snakes & Ladders http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/what-weve-produced/flood-snakes-and-ladders/

Effective flood early warning systems should be people-centered http://www.floodresilience.net/how-to-build-an-early-warning-system

 

Social media and emergency management

 

Tools that can be used to create network graphs of Twitter data https://wasimahmed.org/2015/06/14/tools-that-can-be-used-to-create-network-graphs-of-twitter-data/

One graph shows how morally outraged tweets stay within their political bubble https://qz.com/1024117/one-visualization-shows-how-morally-outraged-tweets-stay-within-their-political-bubble/

Social media can be used for identifying potential risks through environmental scanning activities, such as identifying real-time events such as a flood and communicating safety information https://www.crisis-response.com/comment/blogpost.php?post=366

Articles published in journals with any sort of Twitter presence receive more citations than those published in journals with no Twitter presence http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2017/12/04/academic-journals-with-a-presence-on-twitter-are-more-widely-disseminated-and-receive-a-higher-number-of-citations/

Social media tools are “democratizing” disaster response efforts, allowing people to communicate more easily with first responders http://www.rmmagazine.com/2017/12/01/technology-to-the-rescue/

The ‘poetic and whimsical’ tweets of the crisis manager handling Bali’s erupting Mt Agung volcano http://www.smh.com.au/world/the-crisis-manager-handling-balis-mt-agung-eruption-one-tweet-at-a-time-20171206-gzzw17.html

 

Disaster psychology

 

Planned and ultimate actions of horse owners facing a bushfire threat: Implications for natural disaster preparedness and survivability http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303369

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind? https://theconversation.com/what-if-consciousness-is-not-what-drives-the-human-mind-86785

After Las Vegas shooting, 87 children cope with loss of parent https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/shootings/after-las-vegas-shooting-87-children-cope-with-loss-of-parent/

Only 19% think deaths from terrorist attacks are lower in the past 15 years than they were in the 15 years before that – when they are also significantly down across most of these countries, and overall they are around half the level they were https://theconversation.com/survey-shows-gloomy-public-wrong-about-crime-immigrants-and-teen-pregnancies-88665?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1512556681

Ipsos’ Perils of Perception 2017 Survey https://perils.ipsos.com/

Many are still unaware of the dangers of living in the wildland-urban interface http://www.hcn.org/articles/opinion-firefighters-your-next-mission-might-be-local

 

Sociology and Disasters

 

Through the Fog of Disaster: The Process of (Re)Creating Inequities https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/through-the-fog-of-disaster-the-process-of-re-creating-inequities

From local community volunteers to those on the frontline of natural disasters, volunteers are quintessential to humanity https://volunteeringqld.org.au/blog/1364-international-volunteer-day-5-december-2017?platform=hootsuite

Power to the Flooded! https://www.gofundme.com/flood-fighters

Volunteers, residents work to restore Puerto Rico’s communities https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/volunteers-local-residents-work-to-restore-puerto-ricos-communities/2017/12/05/b2efb1aa-c8b3-11e7-b0cf-7689a9f2d84e_story.html?utm_term=.be6fbf78da20

 

 

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Today in disaster resilience (1 December 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Major flooding hits Montego Bay, causing severe infrastructural damage, Jamaica https://watchers.news/2017/11/24/major-flooding-hits-montego-bay-causing-severe-infrastructural-damage-jamaica/

New strong explosions at Popocatepetl, ash to 8.5 km (28 000 feet) a.s.l. https://watchers.news/2017/11/25/another-strong-eruption-at-popocatepetl-ash-to-8-5-km-28-000-feet/

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Nov 2017: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Agung, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/66195/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Nov-2017-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Agung-Reventador-Sa.html

Flood disaster declared in 5 Trang districts amid closures http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30332538?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Mount Agung warning lifted to highest level http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42132912

Second person dies in Malaysian floods http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/second-person-dies-in-malaysian-floods

Mount Agung eruption updates http://www.earthobservatory.sg/news/agung-volcano-bali-eruption-update

Indonesia – Floods and Landslides in East Java Leave 11 Dead, 4,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-east-java-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Lives at risk as Victoria braces for worst floods in decades http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-record-rainfall-and-flash-flooding-to-kick-off-summer-20171129-gzvk4s.html

Thailand – Around 400,000 Hit by Floods in South http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-south-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Spain – Heavy Rain Floods Parts of Andalusia http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-andalusia-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flood hits Central Java, forces thousands to evacuate https://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/flood-hits-central-java-forces-thousands-evacuate

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Natural climate solutions http://m.pnas.org/content/114/44/11645

Issues with 1.5C overshoot http://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-017-0026-z

How could the Agung volcano in Bali affect global temperatures https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-how-could-agung-volcano-bali-affect-global-temperature

Record low sea ice in Alaska waters in fall 2017 https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/record-low-sea-ice-alaska-waters-fall-2017

Turning the tide: comparison of tidal flow by periodic sea level fluctuation and by periodic bed tilting in scaled landscape experiments of estuaries https://www.earth-surf-dynam.net/5/731/2017/

But what would happen if we treated climate change as a health problem rather than an environmental one? http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/11/22/climate-advocates-can-take-anti-smoking-campaigns/?utm_content=buffer639f4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Moody’s Warns Cities to Address Climate Risks or Face Downgrades https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-29/moody-s-warns-cities-to-address-climate-risks-or-face-downgrades

Fiji’s Focus on Resilience Creates a New Market for Climate Finance http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/11/09/fijis-focus-on-resilience-creates-a-new-market-for-climate-finance?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Beach erosion and litigious homeowners offers a preview of what’s to come as storms and rising seas hit communities https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28112017/nags-head-north-carolina-beach-erosion-climate-change-sea-level-rise

What exactly does change minds about climate science? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/11/28/how-to-persuade-people-that-climate-change-is-real/?utm_term=.906894f9ac92

 

 

Disaster risk reduction

Earthquake Risk Keeps Heat on Vulnerable Nuclear Reactors https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/11/26/earthquake-risk-keeps-heat-vulnerable-nuclear-reactors

In 2016 the number of deaths caused by natural disasters was the second lowest since 2006, but the number of people reported affected by natural disasters was the highest https://reliefweb.int/report/world/annual-disaster-statistical-review-2016-numbers-and-trends

Mitigating Natural Disaster Risks And Enhancing Economic Resilience http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20171119/cedric-stephens-mitigating-natural-disaster-risks-and-enhancing-economic

Disaster risk insurance: understanding the role of microinsurance https://www.odi.org/comment/10576-disaster-risk-insurance-understanding-role-microinsurance

UK flood risk management and funding http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7514

The Most Expensive U.S. Hurricane Season Ever: By the Numbers https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-26/the-most-expensive-u-s-hurricane-season-ever-by-the-numbers

When Hikurangi subduction zone megathrust triggers tsunami ‘think Japan 2011’ https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/98878426/when-hikurangi-subduction-zone-megathrust-triggers-tsunami-think-japan-2011

Changes in Earthquake Hazard Levels in the draft Geoscience Australia National Seismic Hazard Assessment https://riskfrontiers.com/changes-in-earthquake-hazard-levels-in-the-draft-geoscience-australia-national-seismic-hazard-assessment-nsha18/

Urban resilience, disaster risk reduction forum slated http://thestandard.com.ph/news/national/252615/urban-resilience-disaster-risk-reduction-forum-slated.html

Natural disasters are in 3D – and the rights that protect against them should be as well https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/natural-disasters-are-3d-and-rights-protect-against-them-should-be-well

Madison County officials meeting with FEMA to reduce floodplain https://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/news/local/madison-county-officials-meeting-with-fema-to-reduce-floodplain/article_adf2bba1-07de-5c34-bd0c-45606463f3b1.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

How will Canada manage its wildfires in the future? http://theconversation.com/how-will-canada-manage-its-wildfires-in-the-future-86383?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Jamaica – Installation of Real Time Automatic Weather Stations Begins Across the Island http://floodlist.com/america/jamaica-installation-real-time-automatic-weather-stations?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

North American Storm Clusters Could Produce 80 Percent More Rain Say NCAR Scientists http://floodlist.com/america/usa/north-american-storm-clusters-could-produce-80-percent-more-rain-say-ncar-scientists?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

NOAA may reclassify 100-year storm event in Houston http://www.chron.com/news/politics/houston/article/Federal-rainfall-study-shows-dramatic-growth-in-12386006.php

Increasing resiliency to extreme weather https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2648/increasing-resiliency-to-extreme-weather/

What’s the future for flood and coastal risk management in England? https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fcrm/strategic-direction/

Recent loss of closed forests is associated with Ebola virus disease outbreaks https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-14727-9

Restoring floodplains and wetlands offer value-for-money solution to river flooding https://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/restoring-floodplains-and-wetlands-offer

Changing attitudes to property flood resilience in the UK http://brebuzz.net/2017/11/29/changing-attitudes-to-property-flood-resilience-in-the-uk/

Flood-prone historic Charleston home gets a raise http://abcnews4.com/news/local/jacked-up-historic-home-lifted-for-first-time

Fault Segmentation as Constraint to the Occurrence of the Main Shocks of the 2016 Central Italy Seismic Sequence http://geo.mff.cuni.cz/users/gallovic/abst/Pizzi_et_al-2017-Tectonics.pdf

When magma prevents volcanic eruptions https://phys.org/news/2017-11-magma-volcanic-eruptions.html

Renewed calls for natural flood management techniques across Europe https://greennews.ie/renewed-calls-natural-flood-management-europe/

Forecast of Increased Earthquakes due to Slowing of Earth’s Rotation https://riskfrontiers.com/forecast-of-increased-earthquakes-due-to-slowing-of-earths-rotation/

When Weather Becomes a Problem: Motivating Resilience Action in Texas https://toolkit.climate.gov/case-studies/when-weather-becomes-problem-motivating-resilience-action-texas

Each volcano has unique warning signs that eruption is imminent https://theconversation.com/each-volcano-has-unique-warning-signs-that-eruption-is-imminent-88222?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

 

Emergency Management

Houston Day Laborers Suffer Wage Theft in Post-Harvey Reconstruction http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Houston-Day-Laborers-Suffer-Wage-Theft-in-Post-Harvey-Reconstruction.html

Two Months After Hurricane Maria, A Growing Majority Of Americans Say Puerto Ricans are Not Yet Getting the Help They Need https://www.kff.org/other/press-release/poll-two-months-after-hurricane-maria-a-growing-majority-of-americans-say-puerto-ricans-are-not-ye-getting-the-help-they-need/amp/

Tens of thousands displaced by Harvey still yearn for home http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-news-12378756.php

Preventing the Spread of Disease After a Hurricane https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2017-11-16/preventing-the-spread-of-disease-after-a-hurricane

Offender sentenced for causing January 2017 bushfires in Victoria https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/offender-sentenced-for-causing-january-2017-bushfires-in-victoria/

How to save billions on disaster recovery https://www.redcross.org.au/news-and-media/news/how-to-save-billions-on-disaster-recovery

Nepal earthquake reconstruction won’t succeed until the vulnerability of survivors is addressed https://theconversation.com/nepal-earthquake-reconstruction-wont-succeed-until-the-vulnerability-of-survivors-is-addressed-87335

‘Help now, not after disasters’ http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20171127/help-now-not-after-disasters

Hawaii Brings Back a Cold War-Era Nuclear Warning System https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/28/us/hawaii-nuclear-korea.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

Why Puerto Rico is getting the brunt of ‘donor fatigue’ https://theconversation.com/why-puerto-rico-is-getting-the-brunt-of-donor-fatigue-86036

Using flood model data to assist with humanitarian crises in the Middle East https://www.ambientalrisk.com/using-flood-model-data-assist-humanitarian-crises-middle-east/

Feeding Puerto Rico https://www.cbsnews.com/news/feeding-puerto-rico/

New data shows hurricane deaths in Puerto Rico could be 20 times higher than the government claims https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/29/16623926/puerto-rico-death-toll-hurricane-maria-count

Operational forecasting and warning systems for natural hazards: challenges and innovation http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/26605

Improving Science-based Tools for Fire Prediction http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/10/26/improving-science-based-tools-for-fire-prediction/

Carisbrook braces for flooding amid investigation into recovery fund mismanagement http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-30/carisbrook-flood-prep/9210160

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The biggest volcano eruptions in recorded history https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YluS9jOjQdM

What Should You Do In A Terror Attack? http://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/ian-payne/what-should-you-do-in-a-terror-attack-lbc-asked-an/

Plan for an emergency: Bushfire http://www.abc.net.au/news/emergency/plan-for-an-emergency/bushfire/

Israel raises tsunami awareness http://www.unisdr.org/archive/56057

Mount Agung: Bali volcano eruption photos explained https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asia-42133502

Flood barrier drop-ins for residents https://www.gov.uk/government/news/flood-barrier-drop-ins-for-residents

Article for kids on the challenges of firefighting https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/fighting-wildfires-is-a-greater-test-of-endurance-as-season-gets-longer/2017/11/20/77885a46-c597-11e7-84bc-5e285c7f4512_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.aa6b08942a30

 

Social media and emergency management

“When people tweet about how there’s a flood in their backyards, but we don’t have sensors in that area to verify that information, we can use these tweets as a virtual sensor” http://daily-iowan.com/2017/11/29/ui-professor-develops-a-siri-for-flood-information/

 

Disaster psychology

Community resilience and Joplin tornado http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1468-5973.12171/pdf

Is it right to say people caught in a terror scare ‘panic’? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42138437

 

Sociology and Disasters

Will Houston’s Post-Harvey Recovery Exacerbate Inequities or Build a More Just City? https://www.democracynow.org/2017/11/24/will_houston_s_post_harvey_recovery

A flood of stories http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/a-flood-of-stories/article20967553.ece

A 1948 flood washed away the WWII housing project Vanport—but its history still informs Portland’s diversity https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/vanport-oregon-how-countrys-largest-housing-project-vanished-day-180954040/

Today in disaster resilience (17 November 2017)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social media and emergency management

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

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

 

Today in disaster resilience (18 August 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sierra Leone – Over 300 Dead After Mudslide and Floods in Freetown http://floodlist.com/africa/sierra-leone-mudslide-floods-freetown-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Regent landslide, Sierra Leone: an uncertain picture http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/08/15/regent-landslide-1/

B.C. nears worst wildfire season with 8,450 square kilometres burned http://www.theprovince.com/news/local+news/nears+worst+wildfire+season+with+2c450+square+kilometres/14214485/story.html

Nearly a 100 killed, lakhs displaced by floods in multiple states https://scroll.in/latest/847285/nearly-a-100-killed-lakhs-displaced-by-floods-in-multiple-states

Flooding kills 11 in Iran’s northeast, west http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/08/12/531463/Iran-Khorasan-Razavi-flooding-fatalities

Nepal: Death toll rises to 70 after floods, landslides http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-14/nepal-floods,-landslides-leave-49-dead:-officials/8802952

India – Over 40 Killed in Himachal Pradesh Landslide http://floodlist.com/asia/india-himachal-pradesh-mandi-landslide-august-2017

Three tropical systems develop along the ITCZ in the northeast Atlantic https://watchers.news/2017/08/16/three-tropical-systems-develop-along-the-itcz-in-the-northeast-atlantic/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bangladesh – Rivers at Record High, Floods Affect 1.3 Million http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-august-2017

Assam floods kill 11 more, toll crosses 120 http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/assam-floods-kill-11-more-toll-crosses-120/story-FyKiOshHTIIKusMGbWxVEO.html

Landslide Leaves Forty People Dead In Democratic Republic Of Congo http://guardian.ng/news/landslide-kills-40-in-northeast-dr-congo/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

Increasing risk over time of weather-related hazards to the European population: a data-driven prognostic study http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(17)30082-7/abstract

Fires in Europe Fuelled by Urbanisation and Climate Change http://www.unisdr.org/archive/54477

Trump to Roll Back Obama’s Flood Standards for Infrastructure https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/climate/flooding-infrastructure-climate-change-trump-obama.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

Mystery of missing tsunamis explained by geological model https://www.newscientist.com/article/2143611-mystery-of-missing-tsunamis-explained-by-geological-model/

Falling moisture levels and rising mercury point to risk of major fires in NSW http://www.smh.com.au/environment/falling-moisture-levels-and-rising-mercury-point-to-risk-of-major-fires-in-nsw-20170807-gxrdfg.html

Flood costs could multiply by factor of five over next three decades http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/flood-costs-could-multiply-by-factor-of-five-over-next-three-decades-76034.aspx

Urban Floods Intensifying, Countryside Drying Up, Says Study http://floodlist.com/climate/urban-floods-intensifying-countryside-drying-up-says-study

Flooding in Freetown: a failure in planning? https://www.africaresearchinstitute.org/newsite/blog/flooding-in-freetown-a-failure-of-planning/

Scientists uncover largest volcanic region on Earth under West Antarctica https://watchers.news/2017/08/14/largest-volcanic-region-on-earth-under-west-antarctica/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

U.S. Geological Survey Makes Moves to Expand, Improve Earthquake Early Alert System http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/US-Geological-Survey-Makes-Moves-to-Expand-Improve-Earthquake-Early-Alert-System-EM.html

Extreme weather events, innovative solutions to manage them in urban areas – examples of major European and US metropolises http://corriereinnovazione.corriere.it/cards/piazze-d-acqua-dune-verdi-citta-cambiamento-contro-alluvioni/progetto-rotterdam.shtml

Assam Floods: Complexities of Disaster risk reduction http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/social-strings/assam-floods-complexities-of-disaster-risk-reduction/

Philippines Launches Innovative Insurance Program to Boost Natural Disaster Risk Management http://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/philippines-launches-innovative-insurance-program-boost-natural-disaster-risk

Why flooding in Nigeria is an increasingly serious problem https://theconversation.com/why-flooding-in-nigeria-is-an-increasingly-serious-problem-82272

 

Emergency Management

Intelligent Mobile Robots being developed for disaster mitigation, firefighting https://www.samaa.tv/technology/2017/08/intelligent-mobile-robots-being-developed-for-disaster-mitigation-firefighting/

Bangladesh recovers from floods and braces for more https://social.shorthand.com/IFRCAsiaPacific/jgcCYwzgVxu/glimmers-of-hope

Businesses still working to reopen, return to normal after tornado struck midtown Tulsa last week http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/businesses-still-working-to-reopen-return-to-normal-after-tornado-struck-midtown-tulsa-last-week

Firefighter health and wellness: How the movement has evolved https://www.firerescue1.com/health/articles/296772018-Firefighter-health-and-wellness-How-the-movement-has-evolved/

How Real-Time Data Intelligence Is Transforming UK Flood Response http://www.silicon.co.uk/data-storage/bigdata/environment-agency-data-intelligence-216395?inf_by=59939aa7671db88c468b4867

In Victoria there are over 100,000 emergency management volunteers https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/a-message-from-the-commissioner-on-sustainable-volunteering

NSW firefighters fight for presumptive legislation to recognise work-related cancers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-14/nsw-firefighters-in-lone-fight-for-cancer-compensation/8790274

U.S. fire managers on Thursday raised the nation’s wildfire readiness status to its highest level http://www.meteorology-news.com/tabs/blog/2017/08/us-wildfire-preparedness-raised-to-highest-level—by-reuters

Video: Elephants rescue tourists stranded by floods in Nepal http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-elephants-rescue-tourists-stranded-by-floods-in-nepal-36038087.html

Wildfire-ravaged parts of Portugal declared state of public calamity https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/08/18/world/wildfire-ravaged-parts-portugal-declared-state-public-calamity/#.WZYSFfgjHIU

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How Company Responses to Natural Disasters Strengthen Community Resilience http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1086026616629794?hootPostID=f1f7bfc1b68b6cf1233fcc79252e7e0a&utm_source=SAGE_social&journalCode=oaec

Building Resilience with Hunter and Eve http://dcc.missouri.edu/hunter-eve.shtml#solving-problems?platform=hootsuite

Around 500 Indonesian School Children Taking Part in Tsunami Drill in Bali https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2017/08/7bc27dfd5a51-tsunami-evacuation-drill-held-at-school-in-indonesias-bali.html

Lynmouth Flood Disaster remembered http://www.visitlyntonandlynmouth.com/about/lynmouth-flood

Field-Trip guide to mafic volcanism of the Cascade Range in Central Oregon—A volcanic, tectonic, hydrologic, and geomorphic journey https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20175022H

“Kids can play a key role in helping their families get ready for disasters” using Prep Rally program http://blog.savethechildren.org/2017/08/taking-the-scary-out-of-disaster-for-kids.html

Safe Rooms for Hurricanes and Tornadoes https://www.fema.gov/safe-rooms

 

Social media and emergency management

Tracking and Analyzing Individual Distress Following Terrorist Attacks Using Social Media Streams http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.12829/abstract?campaign=woletoc

 

Disaster psychology

Disasters can harm older adults long after storms have passed https://theconversation.com/disasters-can-harm-older-adults-long-after-storms-have-passed-81429

When optimism spells disaster… https://mahb.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MAHBBlog_Optimism_JCribb_Aug2017.pdf

IAFC, VCOS Release Report on Behavioral Health in the Fire Service https://www.iafc.org/press-releases/press-release/iafc-vcos-release-report-on-behavioral-health-in-the-fire-service

Psychosocial Support in Flooding http://reliefweb.int/report/world/psychosocial-support-flooding-toolbox

 

Social Capital and Disasters

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

Today in disaster resilience (11 August 2017)

disaster

Please find links below to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Typhoon “Noru” leaves at least 2 dead and 9 missing, Japan https://watchers.news/2017/08/06/typhoon-noru-leaves-at-least-2-dead-and-9-missing-japan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

State of emergency extended in Canada’s fire-hit west https://www.yahoo.com/news/state-emergency-extended-canadas-fire-hit-west-161230584.html

Rare August tornado injures at least 25 people in Tulsa https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/08/06/tulsa-tornado-injures-least-25-people/543492001/

Current California wildfire incidents https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/

Flooding in Las Vegas https://www.sott.net/article/358400-1-missing-7-rescued-after-flash-flooding-near-Las-Vegas-Strip

Massive Florida sinkhole claims five more homes http://www.smh.com.au/world/massive-florida-sinkhole-claims-five-more-homes-20170807-gxrbor.html

Flooding kills at least 26 in northern Vietnam http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/flooding-kills-at-least-26-in-northern.html

Pakistan – Deadly Landslides and Floods in Gilgit-Baltistan http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-gilgit-baltistan-august-2017

As many as 100 people feared dead in Chinese earthquake https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/08/as-many-as-100-people-feared-dead-in-chinese-earthquake

“Blizzard of Oz” brings rare thundersnow storms to NSW and Victoria, Australia https://watchers.news/2017/08/08/blizzard-of-oz-thundersnow-storms-australia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Violent thunderstorm hits Italy after major heat wave, leaves 3 dead https://watchers.news/2017/08/08/violent-thunderstorm-hits-italy-after-major-heat-wave-leaves-3-dead/

Significant explosive eruption at Bogoslof, Aviation Color Code Red https://watchers.news/2017/08/07/bogoslof-eruption-august-7-2017/

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Aug 2017: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64626/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Aug-2017-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Reventador.html

Venezuela – Floods Affect Thousands as Major Rivers Overflow http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Landslide in south-west China kills 24 http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/landslide-in-southwest-china-kills-24?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

B.C. wildfires status Wednesday: More than 360 wildfires this season are human-caused http://globalnews.ca/news/3657702/b-c-wildfires-status-wednesday-more-than-360-wildfires-this-season-are-human-caused/

Franklin, the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season is about to hit Veracruz https://watchers.news/2017/08/09/hurricane-franklin-veracruz-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flash Floods Prompt Dozens of Flood Rescues in Houston http://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-flash-floods-prompt-dozens-of-flood-rescues-in-houston?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire flooding caused by heavy rain http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-40875248

Russia – Hundreds Displaced as Floods in Far East Damage Homes and Roads http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-floods-far-east-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Yellowstone volcano has been struck by 1,400 earthquakes in recent weeks, leading to fears that the supervolcano is ready to blow http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-05/sudden-1400-quake-swarm-prompts-question-if-yellowstone-erupted-what-would-be-left

Integrated Flood Management to Enhance Climate Resilience of the Vaisigano River Catchment in Samoa http://adaptation-undp.org/projects/gcf-samoa

Slow the Flow Calderdale http://slowtheflow.net/hardcastle-crags/

Fire mapping with satellites and smart phones https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/fire-mapping-satellites-and-smart-phones

Latest edition of Floodplain Manager http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20459&t=b8e8dbd7019f99804e7cd98109c1b902

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

A perfect storm is brewing – and we can prevent it http://news.trust.org/item/20170726150028-zqprc/

Study highlights complex causes of Maldives flooding https://phys.org/news/2017-08-highlights-complex-maldives.html

Aerial photos show the stunning transformation of Australia’s top 10 fastest growing regions http://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/aerial-photos-show-the-stunning-transformation-of-australias-top-10-fastest-growing-regions/news-story/ed747bdbc8552fecd3a3e99dcf4a3302

Extremely active hurricane season forecast http://wxshift.com/news/extremely-active-hurricane-season-peak-lies-ahead

NIST Funds 12 Projects to Make Communities More Resilient to Disasters https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2017/08/nist-funds-12-projects-make-communities-more-resilient-disasters

Review of literature on decision support systems for natural hazard risk reduction: Current status and future research directions http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815216311239

 

Emergency Management

The impact of disasters on agriculture: Addressing the information gap http://www.fao.org/resilience/resources/resources-detail/en/c/888728/

In search of International Disaster Law http://www.atha.se/blog/search-international-disaster-law

Vanuatu Launches Tsunami Early Warning System http://floodlist.com/australia/vanuatu-launches-tsunami-early-warning-system

Learning lessons from research insights: Black Saturday case study http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/learning-lessons-from-research-insights-black-saturday-case-study

Fire spread simulator capabilities assessed http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/fire-spread-simulator-capabilities-assessed

14 pumps inactive during New Orleans flooding; disabled turbines led to power issues, officials say http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_b1b59b62-7c71-11e7-ad4a-dfa4a217203a.html

Notes on Working with Volunteers on the Geolocation team https://www.ushahidi.com/blog/2017/08/08/working-with-volunteers-on-the-geolocation-team

Satellite plays important role in detection and monitoring of flood situations over large regions http://www.gisresources.com/flood-monitoring-using-scatsat-1-satellite/

Simulation-based optimization of emergency evacuation strategy in ultra-high-rise buildings https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-3013-1

Odisha Govt Pegs Flood Damage At Rs 219 Cr In 5 Districts http://odishatv.in/odisha/body-slider/odisha-govt-pegs-flood-damage-at-rs-219-cr-in-5-districts-232069/

Disaster and Neglect in Louisiana http://reports.climatecentral.org/great-flood-louisiana/one-year-later/

In times of emergency, Britain needs more than community resilience http://www.citymetric.com/politics/times-emergency-britain-needs-more-community-spirit-3208

New Orleans exploring early warning flood system http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/08/early_warning_flooding_new_orl.html

EARTH EX is designed to improve community resilience to large scale, long duration power outages through multi-sector exercises http://eiscouncil.com/EarthEx

Aon Report – Asia Records $10bn Economic Loss After July Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/aon-report-asia-records-10bn-economic-loss-after-july-floods

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

These Artists Are Trying to Make Climate Change Visceral https://www.outsideonline.com/2229726/these-artists-are-trying-make-climate-change-feel-visceral

Disasters Conference: learning from the past 40 years https://www.odi.org/events/4487-disasters-conference-learning-past-40-years

Disaster Education: A Survey Study to Analyze Disaster Medicine Training in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs in the United States https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/disaster-education-a-survey-study-to-analyze-disaster-medicine-training-in-emergency-medicine-residency-programs-in-the-united-states/A92995A4DFB0E3A8A122E7738C51705C

Enhancing Community Resilience towards Disaster: The Contributing Factors of School-Community Collaborative Network in the Tsunami Affected Area in Aceh http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917301851

Understanding disaster risk terminology http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/terminology/

Disaster preparedness now part of school curriculum in the Philippines http://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2017/07/31/1723194/disaster-preparedness-now-part-school-curriculum

Is Your School In A Flood Zone? https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/thousands-of-us-public-schools-in-flood-zone?utm_term=.xfbvaKa7g#.kr7qbmbG5

Telling Fire’s Story through Narrative and Art https://www.firescience.gov/Digest/FSdigest25.pdf

Students help to promote flood resilience and insurance in the community https://toolkit.climate.gov/case-studies/students-promote-flood-resilience-and-reduce-insurance-costs

How to learn together for wildfire risk management https://fireadaptednetwork.org/five-tips-working-learning-with-partners/?platform=hootsuite

In Case Of A Flood http://www.iii.org/article/case-flood

 

Social media and emergency management

Impact of Social Media on Chennai Floods https://www.gisocial.com/blog/59/social-media/impact-social-media-chennai-floods

Social media data present an opportunity for mental health surveillance after disasters http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0181233

 

Disaster psychology

The nature and distribution of affiliative behaviour during exposure to mild threat http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/4/8/170265

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Social network analysis using R https://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials/Social-Network-Analysis-Using-R/508872-2.html

Social networks are the key to building disaster resilient communities http://vcoss.org.au/documents/2017/05/Building-Resilient-Communities.pdf

 

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (4 August 2017)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Area of B.C. burned by wildfires at a 56-year high http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/area-of-b-c-burned-by-wildfires-at-a-56-year-high-1.4226227

West Virginia Governor declares State of Emergency following flooding http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/West-Virginia-Governor-declares-State-of-Emergency-following-flooding-437389833.html

Taiwan typhoon injures over 80 people, leaves dozens trapped by floodwaters http://globalnews.ca/news/3634611/taiwan-typhoon/

Wildfire Season Is Scorching the West http://www.climatecentral.org/news/western-wildfire-season-off-to-blazing-start-21661

India floods: 213 killed in Gujarat as receding waters reveal more victims https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/31/india-monsoon-floods-gujarat-death-toll-over-200

Taiwan and China to face more flooding as Tropical Storm Haitang follows Nesat https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/typhoon-nesat-slams-into-northern-taiwan-to-soak-southeastern-china-next/70002301

Wildfires burn in British Columbia https://www.climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/wildfires-burn-british-columbia

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Aug 2017: Karymsky volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bagana https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64513/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Aug-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bagana.html

Thailand: Disaster zones declared as flood damage spreads http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1298030/disaster-zones-declared-as-flood-damage-spreads

New Eruption at Indonesia Volcano Spreads Ash for Miles https://www.voanews.com/a/new-eruption-at-indonesia-volcano-spreads-ash-for-miles/3969063.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India – Thousands Displaced by Floods in West Bengal http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-west-bengal-july-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Typhoon Noru to Slam Ryukyu Islands, Western Japan Starting Friday With Gusty Winds, Storm Surge, Flooding Rain https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/typhoon-noru-forecast-west-pacific-japan-2017

Red Alert Raised as Torrential Rains Flood Southwest Beijing http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2017/08/03/torrential-rains-flood-beijing-suburb-fangshan

Pakistan: Four killed as heavy rain wreaks havoc in KP http://reliefweb.int/report/pakistan/pakistan-four-killed-heavy-rain-wreaks-havoc-kp

 

Disaster risk reduction

Governors adopt Iwate declaration to boost Japan’s disaster preparedness and recovery http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/07/27/national/governors-adopt-iwate-declaration-boost-japans-disaster-preparedness-recovery/#.WX5U008UnIV

Prevention, disaster management key lessons from Fort McMurray wildfire: report http://www.timescolonist.com/prevention-disaster-management-key-lessons-from-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-report-1.21408510

FEMA infrastructure money is needed to repair what the levees broke http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2017/07/fema_settlement.html

The three myths of natural disasters https://www.zilient.org/article/three-myths-natural-disasters

NZ landslides deadlier than quakes or tsunami http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/336078/landslides-deadlier-than-quakes-or-tsunami

Monitoring forest fire risk and incidence across Europe http://ec.europa.eu/echo/what-we-do/civil-protection/forest-fires_en

Call for urgent upgrade to flood alert system http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30322209

Weather-related Natural Disasters: Should we be concerned about a reversion to the mean? https://riskfrontiers.com/weather-related-natural-disasters-should-we-be-concerned-about-a-reversion-to-the-mean/

Opinion: Gov’t must act to reduce wildfire threat http://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/opinion-govt-must-act-to-reduce-wildfire-threat

Mitigation Measures: Sound Investments in Disaster Recovery https://adjustersinternational.com/publications/disaster-recovery-today/mitigation-measures/2/

A plan to address Mississippi River flooding rests on those who disagree on control measures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/plan-address-mississippi-river-flooding-rests-those-who-disagree-control-measures#stream/0

How can Nigerians be protected from the annual floods? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40720985

Ten years on from the UK summer floods of 2007 https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/31/ten-years-on-from-the-summer-floods-of-2007/

High risk of unprecedented UK rainfall in the current climate https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00275-3

The 2007 Floods: ten years of thinking big and acting early https://floodresilience.blog/2017/07/31/the-2007-floods-ten-years-of-thinking-big-and-acting-early/

Key factors of increased forest fire risk in the Mediterranean region https://phys.org/news/2017-07-root-forest.html

Scientists Discover Fault Linked To Unusually High Tsunami Risk In Alaska https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/08/01/scientists-discover-fault-linked-unusually-high-tsunami-risk-alaska/#61b25bc563b6

Disasters, funds, and policy: Creatively meeting urgent needs and long-term policy goals https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/disasters-funds-and-policy-creatively-meeting-urgent-needs-and-long-term-policy-goals?CID=SURR_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Saldim Peak in Nepal: a glacial flood that was actually caused by a giant rockslide http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/07/31/saldim-peak-1/

Seven Rules for the Application of Operations Research to Disaster Management https://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/seven-rules-for-application-of.html

The Tinder-Box Tower: Fire and the Neo-Liberal Model of Disasters https://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/the-tinder-box-tower-fire-and-neo.html

The Tinderbox Tower (2): Disaster in the Sky https://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/the-tinderbox-tower-2-disaster-in-sky.html

Wildfires are raging in the Mediterranean. What can we learn? https://www.thelocal.fr/20170731/wildfires-are-raging-in-the-mediterranean-what-can-we-learn?utm_content=buffera050d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Number of Large Fires Rising in the West http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/number-of-large-fires-rising-in-the-west

Stanford researchers find similar characteristics in human-induced and natural earthquakes http://news.stanford.edu/2017/08/02/manmade-natural-earthquakes-share-shaking-potential/

Boosting resilience to modern-day threats – what is it worth? http://in.reuters.com/article/global-disaster-resilience-aid-idINL5N1KN1WS

The role of climate variability in extreme floods in Europe http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7c22/meta

Benefits of dikes outweigh costs – effective measures for reducing future flooding http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cabot/news/2017/dike-benefits.html

A global framework for future costs and benefits of river-flood protection in urban areas http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate3350.html?foxtrotcallback=true

Teacup tornado’s inner twists and writhes seen for first time https://www.newscientist.com/article/2142815-teacup-tornados-inner-twists-and-writhes-seen-for-first-time/

Residents Fear More Flooding If Illinois Loosens Oversight Of High Levees http://northernpublicradio.org/post/residents-fear-more-flooding-if-illinois-loosens-oversight-high-levees

Arcadis to assess flood risks in Poland https://www.arcadis.com/en/europe/news/latest-news/2017/arcadis-to-assess-flood-risks-in-poland/

 

Emergency Management

Decentralized, international exercise, focused on the impact of long-duration power outages http://eiscouncil.com/EarthEx

Horror bushfire season forecast for NSW with early start predicted, RFS says http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-28/early-nsw-bushfire-season-expected-rfs-says/8750672?pfmredir=sm

Tsunami alert system 80% out of order http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1295915/tsunami-alert-system-80-out-of-order

Australia police ‘foil terror plot to bring down plane’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-40766858

Nebraska village rebuilds after 2014 tornado damage http://www.theindependent.com/news/state/nebraska-village-rebuilds-after-tornado-damage/article_c7e2852e-d4d1-5e97-9709-14386fc8643f.html?platform=hootsuite

10 years on: How heavy rain left West Berks in floods of tears http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/hampshire/21955/10-years-on-how-heavy-rain-left-west-berks-in-floods-of-tears.html

Attitude: The Driving Force in the Fire Service http://www.firefighternation.com/articles/2017/07/attitude-the-driving-force-in-the-fire-service.html

Indian PM Modi says flood-hit people getting aid, blames climate change http://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-floods-climatechange-idUSKBN1AG1PB

Everyone loves a ‘good flood’, hints CAG report https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/environment/everyone-loves-a-good-flood-hints-cag-report

Communications interoperability lessons from Fort McMurray wildfire http://blog.basecampconnect.com/english/part-2-what-can-we-learn-from-the-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-reportg-post-title-here

Ex-US Army Black Hawks to be refurbished in Australia for firefighting operations http://avbfb.org.au/ex-us-army-black-hawks-to-be-refurbished-in-australia-for-firefighting-operations/

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Landscape: Findings from the 2016 Preparedness Profile Assessment http://nacchopreparedness.org/the-public-health-emergency-preparedness-landscape-findings-from-the-2016-preparedness-profile-assessment/

Scores Of Grenfell Survivors Still Waiting To Be Rehoused While 1,600 Properties Sit Empty http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/grenfell-survivors-rehoused-justice_uk_5981a812e4b02b36343f03be?ir=UK&utm_hp_ref=uk&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The hidden side of natural disasters http://www.thedailystar.net/star-weekend/the-hidden-side-natural-disasters-1420597

A film about the flood digital service https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/08/03/a-film-about-the-flood-digital-service/

Rhode Island researchers partner with emergency managers for statewide preparedness exercise http://coastalresiliencecenter.unc.edu/rhode-island-researchers-partner-with-state-emergency-managers-for-statewide-preparedness-exercise/?platform=hootsuite

Madagascar: 4 months after tropical cyclone Enawo https://medium.com/@UNDP/madagascar-4-months-after-tropical-cyclone-enawo-a5a8624903d0

NSW Rural Fire Service announces $9 million Centre for Excellence http://avbfb.org.au/nsw-rural-fire-service-announces-9-million-centre-for-excellence/

San Jose Flood Response: An ‘A’ in Aftermath, ‘F’ in Foresight http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/San-Jose-Flood-Response-An-A-in-Aftermath-F-in-Foresight.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Southerly Buster: Henry Lawson’s poetry http://paulineconolly.com/2012/southerly-buster/

Business Continuity Security and Resilience Articles http://www.continuityforum.org/content/articles

Are You A Master Of Disasters? Test Yourself https://www.interestingshit.com/quiz/master-natural-disasters-quiz/

Thredbo disaster: Flare run, fireworks light up the night to honour 18 landslide victims http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-30/thredbo-disaster-flare-run-and-fireworks-display-honour-victims/8757412

Watch The Earth Crack: Animated Map Shows Every Earthquake For 15 Years https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/07/31/watch-earth-crack-animated-map-shows-every-earthquake-15-years/#428b34277400

Revisiting the ‘Art of Learning’ bushfire preparedness model http://www.uowblogs.com/ausccer/2017/07/31/aol/

Challenging perceptions of disaster through film https://www.newcastle.edu.au/newsroom/research-and-innovation/challenging-perceptions-of-disaster-through-film

Listen first, write second http://www.braced.org/news/i/listen-first-write-second/?cid=social_20170731_73486317&adbid=891948680151945216&adbpl=tw&adbpr=3064485958

Avoid using ‘should’ in reports https://emergency-planning.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/the-should-ratio.html

Horses, hurricanes and floods https://www.humanityroad.org/horses/

Public is Invited to Use the Flood Hazard Mapper http://waterfrontalliance.org/2017/07/21/new-mapping-tool-shows-nycs-existing-and-future-flood-risk/

 

Social media and emergency management

Who Tweets in the United Kingdom? Profiling the Twitter Population Using the British Social Attitudes Survey 2015 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2056305117698981

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Those older adults who maintained stronger social connections after 2011 Japan earthquake disaster experienced less cognitive decline https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/after-disaster-social-ties-may-help-elderly-stave-off-cognitive-decline/

The most important predictor of whether a person will recover well from a crisis is having a close and stable network of family, friends and community http://reliefweb.int/report/world/psychosocial-support-flooding-toolbox

Community, locality and social(ist) transformation http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038026117723251