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