Today in disaster resilience (18 May 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Schools, University of Tasmania reopen after record flood as clean-up continues http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-13/university-of-tasmania-to-reopen-after-flood-damage/9756404

Kīlauea Volcano Erupts https://www.usgs.gov/news/k-lauea-volcano-erupts

B.C. town submerged by worst flood in 70 years, 30 people rescued https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/b-c-town-submerged-by-worst-flood-in-70-years-30-people-rescued-1.3926926

Tasmanian flood damage bill hits $20m as insurance claims pour in after wild weather http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-14/hobart-floods-insurance-claims-come-pouring-in/9758208

Some New Brunswick residents facing tough choice after floods: clean up, or move https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/05/14/new-brunswick-floods-leave-residents-with-costly-and-stressful-cleanup.html

China – Days of Heavy Rain Cause Deadly Floods in Guangxi http://floodlist.com/asia/guangxi-floods-may-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Sri Lanka – Thousands Hit by Floods in Galle and Kalutara http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-galle-kalutara-may-2018

Shinmoedake volcano eruption ejects ash up to 7.6 km (25 000 feet), Japan https://watchers.news/2018/05/15/shinmoedake-volcano-eruption-ejects-ash-up-to-7-6-km-25-000-feet-japan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kenya Dam burst and floods death toll reached 48, 40 still missing https://watchers.news/2018/05/14/kenya-dam-burst-and-floods-death-toll-reached-48-40-still-missing/

At least 61 killed as fierce dust storms strike India, death toll over 200 https://watchers.news/2018/05/14/dust-storms-india-2018/

The Finnish regions of Lapland and Saimaa are likely to see flooding in the coming weeks, as warm temperatures set spring thaws in motion https://www.sott.net/article/385520-Finnish-Lapland-braces-for-worst-spring-flooding-in-20-years

Somalia: Flood Response – May 2018 (as of 15 May 2018) https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/somalia-flood-response-may-2018-15-may-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Afghanistan – Over 30 Dead After Flash Floods in 11 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-may-2018

USA – Deadly Storms Hit North East, Flash Floods in Maryland http://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-storms-north-east-flash-floods-maryland-may-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 May 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Kilauea https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68984/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-May-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Kilauea-Sakuraj.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The world’s population must globally move to zero emissions across agriculture, air travel, shipping, heating homes https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/26/were-doomed-mayer-hillman-on-the-climate-reality-no-one-else-will-dare-mention?CMP=share_btn_tw

A Hawaiian island got about 50 inches of rain in 24 hours. Scientists warn it’s a sign of the future http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-hawaii-storm-kauai-20180428-story.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true

The military paid for a study on sea level rise. The results were scary https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/04/25/climate-change-could-make-thousands-of-tropical-islands-uninhabitable-in-coming-decades-new-study-says/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c8933efbbbdb

Mapped: African heatwaves could increase ‘five-fold’ with 3C of global warming https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-african-heatwaves-could-increase-five-fold-with-3c-of-global-warming

We May Be on the Verge of a Human-Made Climate Disaster https://www.alternet.org/environment/climate-disaster-looms

Australia beats 100MW rooftop solar installs for 7th month in a row https://onestepoffthegrid.com.au/australia-beats-100mw-rooftop-solar-installs-7th-month-row/

‘Glaring inconsistency’: National emissions jump may be underestimated https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/glaring-inconsistency-national-emissions-jump-may-be-underestimated-20180514-p4zf75.html

Six languages for a risky climate: how farmers react to weather and climate change https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-018-2217-z

Climate change is already making droughts worse https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-climate-change-is-already-making-droughts-worse?utm_content=buffer4a285&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate Change and Drought: From Past to Future https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40641-018-0093-2

Future climate risk from compound events https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0156-3.epdf?

2016 Arctic heat would have been virtually impossible without global warming https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/2016-arctic-heat-would-have-been-virtually-impossible-without-global

Adventurer scientists swarm the melting Thwaites Glacier for clues to how fast sea level will rise https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/antarctic-quest-seeks-to-predict-the-fate-of-a-linchpin-glacier/

Arctic Heat Surges Again, and Studies Are Finding Climate Change Connections https://insideclimatenews.org/news/08052018/arctic-heat-wave-climate-change-sea-ice-loss-amplification-north-pole?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

New study finds variations in global warming trend are caused by oceans https://phys.org/news/2018-05-variations-global-trend-oceans.html

A Drone’s Eye View: UAV applications for a resilient Seychelles https://www.gfdrr.org/en/feature-story/drones-eye-view-uav-applications-resilient-seychelles

Emerging trends in global freshwater availability https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0123-1

Worst-case climate change scenario is even worse than we thought https://www.newscientist.com/article/2168847-worst-case-climate-change-scenario-is-even-worse-than-we-thought/

Short-term rainfall deficiencies increase in southeastern Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/drought/

‘Adapting to uncertainty’ needed in face of climate shocks – experts http://www.eco-business.com/news/adapting-to-uncertainty-needed-in-face-of-climate-shocks-experts/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Landslides and monsoon variation in India https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/26/landslides-monsoon-variation-1/

From property damage to lost production: How natural disasters impact economics https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180411174141.htm

Houston City Council unanimously backs plan to build homes in flood plain https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/City-Council-unanimously-backs-plan-to-build-12863712.php

Cornellians pitch in to update federal flood guide http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/05/cornellians-pitch-update-federal-flood-guide#.WvicAVK7dAM.twitter

Earthquake prediction is a fool’s errand http://all-geo.org/highlyallochthonous/2018/05/earthquake-prediction-is-a-fools-errand/

Will your property flood next year? These tech startups have answers https://www.edf.org/blog/2018/05/10/will-your-property-flood-next-year-these-tech-startups-have-answers?

Developing a global operational seasonal hydro-meteorological forecasting system https://www.geosci-model-dev-discuss.net/gmd-2018-118/

The only way to reduce risk is to understand it http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/The-only-way-to-reduce-risk-is-to-understand-it.html#.WvmXObnen4Q.twitter

Earthquake science could have predicted North Korea’s nuclear climbdown https://theconversation.com/earthquake-science-could-have-predicted-north-koreas-nuclear-climbdown-96378?

Why Does Ebola Keep Showing Up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-does-ebola-keep-showing-up-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo/

Fears of flooding as Mumbai plans to open salt pans for social housing https://www.zilient.org/article/fears-flooding-mumbai-plans-open-salt-pans-social-housing

Addressing gender inequality in early warning systems https://floodresilience.net/blogs/reaching-the-last-mile-addressing-gender-inequality-in-early-warning-systems

A near-real-time tool to characterize global landslide hazards https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-near-real-time-tool-to-characterize-global-landslide-hazards

Buyer beware: Evaluating property disclosure as a tool to support flood risk management https://www.cigionline.org/sites/default/files/documents/PB%20No.131.pdf

Transforming Development and Disaster Risk http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/5/1458

Assessing the Real Cost of Disasters https://www.oecd.org/gov/risk/assessing-the-real-cost-of-disasters-9789264298798-en.htm

How a New Flood Strategy Helped a Colorado City Skirt Disaster http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2018/05/14/how-a-new-flood-strategy-helped-a-colorado-city-skirt-disaster

In Flood-Weary Kansas City, Modifications Save Buildings and Dollars http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2018/05/14/in-flood-weary-kansas-city-modifications-save-buildings-and-dollars

Ash could paralyze Tokyo if Mount Fuji erupts, government report warns https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/05/01/national/ash-paralyze-tokyo-mount-fuji-erupts-government-report-warns/#.WvtZo–FPIW

India to soon begin forecasting reach of tsunami waves in-land https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/india-to-soon-begin-forecasting-reach-of-tsunami-waves-in-land/articleshow/64052209.cms

What Houston Is Learning About Underground Tunnels To Mitigate Flooding https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/in-depth/2018/05/12/284919/what-houston-is-learning-about-flood-tunnels-in-other-cities/

How to stop a humanitarian disaster before it happens https://grist.org/article/how-to-stop-a-humanitarian-disaster-before-it-happens/

Helping vulnerable homeowners move out of harm’s way to break the cycle of flood-rebuild-repeat https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/title

Damage from flooding doesn’t have to be inevitable https://theconversation.com/damage-from-flooding-doesnt-have-to-be-inevitable-95847

Forgetting the Flood?: An Analysis of the Flood Risk Discount over Time http://opim.wharton.upenn.edu/risk/library/J2013LandEcon_Atreya.pdf

We’re making hurricanes worse. We’re also not preparing for them https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/were-making-hurricanes-worse-were-also-not-preparing-for-them/2018/05/11/bd0647e8-549b-11e8-abd8-265bd07a9859_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6f2ce8118a85

Satellite Data Archives Reveal Unrecorded Himalayan Floods https://eos.org/articles/satellite-data-archives-reveal-unrecorded-himalayan-floods#.Wvye3y87–A.twitter

Flood Protection Infrastructure: The Fine Line Between Disaster Generation and Disaster Prevention http://www.i-s-e-t.org/single-post/2018/05/16/Flood-Protection-Infrastructure-The-Fine-Line-Between-Disaster-Generation-and-Disaster-Prevention

Less talk, more action: It’s time to get serious about floodplain management http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2018/05/16/less-talk-more-action-its-time-to-get-serious-about-floodplain-management/

Concern piloted a Flood Resilience Measurement Tool (FRMT) https://floodresilience.net/blogs/a-flood-resilience-measurement-tool-concern%E2%80%99s-experience-in-afghanistan

Your Sea Wall Won’t Save You https://placesjournal.org/article/your-sea-wall-wont-save-you/#.Wsj6V8vVnmc.twitter

Understanding New Zealand’s largest fault https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/2018644982/understanding-new-zealand-s-largest-fault

Federal researchers forecast long, hot wildfire season for most regions in Canada https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-federal-researchers-forecast-long-hot-wildfire-season-for-most/

 

Emergency Management

Centre to launch National Disaster Database https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/centre-to-launch-national-disaster-database/articleshow/63954927.cms

Female firefighters defy old ideas of who can be an American hero https://theconversation.com/female-firefighters-defy-old-ideas-of-who-can-be-an-american-hero-95342

A tiny town in Washington state fears a massive earthquake will wipe it out. But one man is leading the fightback http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43841897

Margaret River locals says short-stay, party-house tourists wouldn’t know what to do if a fire hit https://thewest.com.au/news/bushfires/margaret-river-locals-says-short-stay-party-house-tourists-wouldnt-know-what-to-do-if-a-fire-hit-ng-b88778290z

The privacy implications of high-resolution aerial imagery of disaster areas https://werobotics.org/blog/2018/05/10/aerial-imagery-disasters-and-data-privacy-any-applied-research/

New Report Looks at Past Disasters to Prepare for the Future http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2018/05/08/new-report-looks-at-past-disasters-to-prepare-for-the-future

Mapping Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Migration With Mobile Phone Data https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/05/watch-puerto-ricos-hurricane-migration-via-mobile-phone-data/559889/?utm_source=twb

Community resilience and crisis management: policy lessons from the ground http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/pap/2016/00000044/00000004/art00005;jsessionid=1bfvzspe5t9nt.x-ic-live-01

Preparing for a natural disaster: the guide to using RediPlan for carers of people with dementia https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/58224

Hurricane Maria caused the largest blackout in American history and the second largest blackout in the world https://rhg.com/research/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-worlds-second-largest-blackout/

Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine Can Deliver Routine Care to Affected People Following Natural Disasters https://www.rand.org/news/press/2018/04/25.html?adbsc=social_20180428_2305981&adbid=990369575031078912&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

Improve flood response and recovery with earth observation http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2018/05/08/improving-flood-response-recovery-efforts-with-earth-observation/

Flooding takes a hefty toll, as Kelowna couple learned http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/flooding-takes-a-hefty-toll-as-kelowna-couple-learned

Global Report on Internal Displacement 2018 http://www.internal-displacement.org/global-report/grid2018/

Hobart Mayor’s plea for Federal funding to help with flood recovery http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/hobart-mayors-plea-for-federal-funding-to-help-with-flood-recovery/news-story/3b46afc9e2308c83234845ed1c5d299b

EMAP Releases the EMAP 5-2019 Draft Emergency Management Standard for Public Comment http://emap.org/

How should the interests of vulnerable communities guide collective efforts to ensure an effective response and equitable recovery? https://civichall.org/civicist/need-talk-talk-community-led-disaster-response/

Pakistan one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change is now trying to boost its ability to respond to disasters https://tribune.com.pk/story/1711394/1-ajk-boosts-emergency-plans-climate-risks-grow/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

NIST Launches Study of Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Puerto Rico https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2018/05/nist-launches-study-hurricane-marias-impact-puerto-rico

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Dash cam footage of lava consuming a Ford Mustang https://boingboing.net/2018/05/07/dash-cam-footage-of-lava-consu.html

Flood recovery resources https://www.aia.org/pages/147016-aia-flood-recovery-resources

Flood Snakes & Ladders uses words, pictures and models from children and young people who were directly affected by flooding in the UK http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/flood-snakes-ladders/

Sichuan earthquake: Tenth anniversary of 2008 quake marred by police crackdowns, violence http://amp.abc.net.au/article/9756670?__twitter_impression=true

Rolling, hopping, floating and invisibly moving along Investigating how sediment is transported by water http://www.earthlearningidea.com/PDF/230_Sediment_transport.pdf

Play ‘Game of Floods’ in your community to understand flood risks, and test out various ways to manage flooding https://www.marincounty.org/~/media/files/departments/cd/planning/slr/game-of-floods/game-of-floods-materials.pdf?la=en

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is a world-class centre for multidisciplinary disaster prevention research and communication https://www.iclr.org/

Communicating volcanic risk: lava, eruptions and uncertainty http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/communicating-volcanic-risk-lava-eruptions-and-uncertainty?cid=SHR_BlogSiteShare_XX_EXT

Disaster Preparedness for Livestock https://www.texvetpets.org/article/natural-disaster-preparedness-for-horses-and-other-livestock/

Crowdsourcing is particularly useful when it comes to enlisting helpers to measure the devastation caused by flooding http://blog.lboro.ac.uk/research/changing-environments-infrastructure/citizen-scientists-flooding-research/

Volcano information page https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vhp/about_volcanoes.html?

E-learning course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/climate-adaptation-learning-resources/e-learning-course-on-drr-cca

Flood season is here and the city wants to help Calgarians prepare http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-flood-open-house-1.4664909

Effective science communication https://www.nap.edu/download/24958

Teaching resources on flooding https://www.geography.org.uk/Flooding

A 100-year flood does not only happen once every 100 years. So why is it called that? https://www.gfdrr.org/en/100-year-flood

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Using Social Media Analytics during Disasters: Lessons from the 2015 Chennai Floods https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomdavenport/2018/05/03/using-social-media-analytics-during-disasters-lessons-from-the-2015-chennai-floods/#5e0beee45cca

How good are the social media platform’s most active users at detecting these falsehoods, especially during public emergencies? http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2018/05/020.html

Rumor response, debunking response, and decision makings of misinformed Twitter users during disasters https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3344-6

False tweets during Harvey, Irma under scrutiny by UB researchers http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/09/044.html

 

Psychology and disasters

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors live in fear of fresh disaster https://reliefweb.int/report/sierra-leone/sierra-leone-mudslide-survivors-live-fear-fresh-disaster

 

Sociology and Disasters

The sociology of streetlife http://journals.sagepub.com/page/sor/collections/virtual-issues/streetlife-issue

 

 

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Today in disaster resilience (27 April 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

‘It’s going to be biblical’: flood fears rise in southern B.C. as snowpack melts http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/landslide-evacuation-osoyoos-bc-flood-1.4630027

Lifeless Ambae: Heavy ashfall forces permanent relocation of entire island https://watchers.news/2018/04/24/lifeless-ambae-heavy-ashfall-forces-permanent-relocation-entire-island/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Violent explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy https://watchers.news/2018/04/24/violent-explosions-at-stromboli-volcano-italy/

Significant damage after M5.2 earthquake hits Turkey, dozens injured https://watchers.news/2018/04/24/significant-damage-after-m5-2-earthquake-hits-turkey-dozens-injured/

Four tornadoes hit southern US, including a destructive tornado at Fort Walton beach https://watchers.news/2018/04/23/four-tornadoes-in-southern-us-including-a-destructive-tornado-at-fort-walton-beach/

Flooding in Kenya leaves at least 15 people dead and thousands displaced in several parts of country https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/112106/kenya-flooding-leaves-at-least-15-dead-and-thousands-displaced-april-23-update-4

Somalia – Floods in 3 Regions as Juba and Shabelle Rivers Rise http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-floods-juba-shabelle-rivers-april-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rwanda – Floods and Landslides Leave 18 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/rwanda-floods-landslides-april-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Réunion and Mauritius – Heavy Rain From Tropical Cyclone Fakir Triggers Deadly Landslide http://floodlist.com/africa/reunion-mauritius-cyclone-fakir-april-2018

Sweden – Snowmelt Causes Flooding in Gävleborg http://floodlist.com/europe/sweden-snowmelt-flooding-april-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Apr 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68658/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Apr-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate gentrification: from theory to empiricism in Miami-Dade County, Florida http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aabb32

What happened to winter? Vanishing ice convulses Alaskans’ way of life https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/21/alaska-climate-change-winter-way-of-life?CMP=twt_gu

On the 20th anniversary of the graph that galvanized climate action, it is time to speak out boldly https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/earth-day-and-the-hockey-stick-a-singular-message/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sa-editorial-social&utm_content=link-post&utm_term=sustainability_blog_text_free&sf187410215=1

Here’s how fast a glacier can slip into the sea once it’s destabilized https://qz.com/1257090/heres-how-fast-a-glacier-can-slip-into-the-sea-once-its-destabilized/

Review of the draft second “State of the Climate Cycle Report” (SOCCR2) https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25045/review-of-the-draft-second-state-of-the-carbon-cycle-report-soccr2?

California is headed for a future of precipitation extremes https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/article/study-forecasts-a-severe-climate-future-for-california/

The Great Crack-Up http://time.com/antarctica-climate-change/?xid=tcoshare

Who should pay the costs for climate-change-related disasters? https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2018-3-may-june/feature/the-case-for-climate-reparations

Greenland’s Biggest Fire Is a ‘Warning’ for Its Future https://www.livescience.com/62297-greenland-biggest-wildfire-warning-sign.html

In ‘This is Climate Change,’ you can’t look away from the destruction https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/22/this-is-climate-change-vr/

Flooding Hot Spots: Why Seas Are Rising Faster on the U.S. East Coast https://e360.yale.edu/features/flooding-hot-spots-why-seas-are-rising-faster-on-the-u.s.-east-coast

Climate change to drive migration from island homes sooner than thought https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/25/climate-change-to-drive-migration-from-island-homes-sooner-than-thought?CMP=share_btn_tw

New NASA Study Solves Climate Mystery, Confirms Methane Spike Tied to Oil and Gas https://www.ecowatch.com/nasa-study-methane-spike-2526089909.html

How Are We Learning to Live With Climate Change? https://www.ecowatch.com/linktv-earth-focus-2563242538.html

Russian Arctic glacier loss doubles as temps warm https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180425162015.htm

Friday essay: recovering a narrative of place – stories in the time of climate change https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-recovering-a-narrative-of-place-stories-in-the-time-of-climate-change-95067?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

UK worries about climate change are at their highest level since 2010 http://www.noiseofthecrowd.com/uk-worries-climate-change-highest-level-since-2010/

Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-and-climate-change-public-attitudes-tracker-wave-25

 

Disaster risk reduction

‘Green’ coastal protection solutions could prevent damages worth $50 billion in the Gulf of Mexico http://www.aidforum.org/Topics/disaster-relief/green-coastal-protection-solutions-could-prevent-damages-worth-50-billion-i

Seismologist Lucy Jones catalogues devastating earthquake and tsunamis throughout history https://www.sciencefriday.com/episodes/april-20-2018/

Scientists can examine rain–induced landslide threats anywhere around the globe every 30 minutes https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=92018

The CEOS Working Group on Disasters – Maximising the use of EO data in Disaster Risk Reduction http://copernicus.eu/news/ceos-working-group-disasters-%E2%80%93-maximising-use-eo-data-disaster-risk-reduction

Strengthening Integrated Early Warning Systems for More Effective Disaster Risk Reduction in the Caribbean Through Knowledge and Tool Transfer http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1780:strengthening-integrated-early-warning-systems-for-more-effective-disaster-risk-reduction-in-the-caribbean-through-knowledge-and-tool-transfer&catid=34:news&Itemid=266

How could a moderate-sized earthquake so far away cause so much damage? https://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/everyone/dcshake/

An Operational Method for Flood Directive Implementation in Ungauged Urban Areas http://www.mdpi.com/2306-5338/5/2/24

Contrary to common belief, some forests get more fire-resistant with age https://theconversation.com/contrary-to-common-belief-some-forests-get-more-fire-resistant-with-age-95059

‘Earthquake Lady’ Relates Her Decades of Understanding Science and Disasters http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Earthquake-Lady-Relates-Her-Decades-of-Understanding-Science-and-Disasters-.html

A seven-part Houston Chronicle series will explain why the storm’s damage was both a natural and man-made disaster https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/hc-investigations/harvey/developingstorm/

Flood Apex http://coastalresiliencecenter.unc.edu/crc-projects/flood-apex/?platform=hootsuite

Helping coastal managers plan better for future storms http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/helping-coastal-managers-plan-better-for-future-storms?utm_source=2018-promotion&utm_medium=29-April-CoastalErosion&utm_content=Twitter&utm_campaign=News-Highlights

Connecting with the people beyond the computers: my experience in flood risk management in Buenos Aires https://blogs.worldbank.org/water/my-experience-in-flood-risk-management-in-Buenos-Aires

Disasters could cost Asia-Pacific region $160 billion per year by 2030, UN warns https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/04/1008182

Centre to help plug flooding skills gap launched at Brunel https://www.brunel.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/articles/Centre-to-help-plug-flooding-skills-gap-launched-at-Brunel

Winter Wave Heights and Extreme Storms on the Rise in Western Europe http://floodlist.com/europe/winter-wave-heights-and-extreme-storms-on-the-rise-in-western-europe?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Geography of global floods and droughts http://www.pbl.nl/sites/default/files/cms/publicaties/pbl-2018-the-geography-of-future-water-challenges-2920.pdf

New methods in resilience measurement: early insights from a mobile phone panel survey in Myanmar using subjective tools https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56775?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

The “Build-Destroy-Rebuild” cycle https://lesliechapmanhenderson.blog/2018/04/25/learning-from-the-2017-disasters-to-create-a-reliably-resilient-u-s/

Squamish residents at highest risk of flood unlikely to find insurance http://squamishchief.com/news/local-news/squamish-residents-at-highest-risk-of-flood-unlikely-to-find-insurance-1.23281508

Brisbane City Council has announced a 20-year plan to transform a renowned flood corridor, sitting on more than 1000 hectares, into park land http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/qld-flood-corridor-to-become-leisure-area/news-story/076351f22aa5ddac583b25a289d75439?

Disasters Are Costing Us More. Why Aren’t We Insuring More? https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-04-20/sparklines-disasters-are-costing-us-more-as-we-insure-them-less

Floods in urban areas are a growing risk in many countries of the developing world http://www.globaldev.blog/blog/flood-warning-urgent-action-needed-three-continents

Unjust waters: climate change, flooding and the urban poor in Africa http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0956247808089156

Manhattan is building a massive $1 billion wall and park to guard against the next inevitable superstorm https://www.businessinsider.com.au/new-york-city-flooding-manhattan-coastal-barriers-2018-4?r=US&IR=T

 

Emergency Management

Handbook for assessing disaster loss and damage in vulnerable communities http://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:6032/Online_No_21_Handbook_170510w.pdf

Top 5 Resources for Planning For Wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/top-5-resources-planning-wildfire/?platform=hootsuite

Resources on Post-Event Analysis of Natural Hazards http://www.i-s-e-t.org/resources-by-theme-perc

Emergency Alert and Warning Systems: Current Knowledge and Future Research Directions https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24935/emergency-alert-and-warning-systems-current-knowledge-and-future-research?

The Limits of Earthquake Early-Warning Alerts http://www.routefifty.com/smart-cities/2018/04/limits-earthquake-early-warning-alerts/147273/

Big gaps in emergency preparedness for seniors https://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/big-gaps-in-emergency-preparedness-for-seniors/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=EM_Weekly

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Ready for disaster: Why more people are preparing for the worst https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/article-why-the-preparedness-movement-is-gaining-momentum/

Ipsos survey: 19% of Americans feel very prepared and 51% feel somewhat prepared for an emergency in their community https://www.ipsos.com/en-us/news-polls/booz-allen-hamilton-ipsos-study-on-community-resilience

Introducing EarthTime: animations which show how our planet is changing https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/04/introducing-earthtime-a-global-magnifying-glass-to-help-us-see-common-ground?utm_source=Facebook%20Videos&utm_medium=Facebook%20Videos&utm_campaign=Facebook%20Video%20Blogs

IMMERSED: A VR Experience About Flood & Resilience https://www.fema.gov/immersed

The HayWired scenario depicts a scientifically realistic earthquake sequence, and its cascading impacts https://www.usgs.gov/natural-hazards/science-application-risk-reduction/science/haywired-scenario?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects

A City of York Councillor has called for a review of flood messaging https://www.minsterfm.com/news/local/2559315/calls-for-a-review-of-flood-messaging-alerts/?platform=hootsuite

Resilient Systems, Resilient Communities book https://era.library.ualberta.ca/items/489c0395-45a1-4290-a1ad-210a543d6d25

Heed hints when relocating to Houston https://www.chron.com/news/article/Heed-hints-when-relocating-to-Houston-12857926.php

Business continuity planning for disasters http://evaq8.co.uk/Business-Continuity-Disaster-Preparedness-for-Business.html

“Our teachers and students need to be prepared for tsunami events” http://fijisun.com.fj/2018/03/02/tsunami-preparedness-vital-seruiratu/

Communicating volcanic risk: lava, eruptions and uncertainty https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/communicating-volcanic-risk-lava-eruptions-and-uncertainty

Perceptions of water in Britain http://aboutdrought.info/news-review-drought-briefing/

National Hurricane Preparedness Week https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

Disasters Create Emotional Connections With Future Generations http://freeresources.luciencanton.com/2018/04/disasters-create-emotional-connections-with-future-generations.html

Flooding challenges in spotlight at Shrewsbury event https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/2018/04/26/flooding-challenges-to-be-discussed/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

51% of Americans say they would rely heavily on social media to keep them updated during a disaster https://www.slideshare.net/AnneMarieMoran2/booz-allen-community-resilience-report-4-418

Introducing VOST: A Way to Make Social Media Work for Emergency Response http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Introducing-VOST-A-Way-to-Make-Social-Media-Work-for-Emergency-Response.html

Twitter and Facebook used to investigate the relationship between meteorological conditions and the sentiment of human expressions http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195750

British adults using Facebook less to communicate with friends https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/25/british-adults-using-facebook-less-to-communicate-with-friends?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Add_to_Pocket

As the internet becomes more mobile, newer forms of social media are gaining popularity https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/113222/Adults-Media-Use-and-Attitudes-Report-2018.pdf

 

Psychology and disasters

Junot Díaz’s beautiful and searing personal essay ‘The Silence’ https://longreads.com/2018/04/23/on-junot-diazs-the-silence-and-our-uncomfortable-reckoning/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Volunteer weather observers: more than 100 years of vital data collection http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/853/volunteer-weather-observers-more-than-100-years-of-vital-data-collection/

Motel misery: Hundreds fled Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico only to end up functionally homeless in Florida https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/04/20/politics/sutter-puerto-rico-motel-misery-invs/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

Louisiana ‘islanders’ find a new home beyond the water https://www.zilient.org/article/louisiana-islanders-find-new-home-beyond-water

Community cooperation following disasters key to recovery, Stanford study finds https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57918

Today in disaster resilience (20 April 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sydney bushfire: Residents breathe a sigh of relief as disaster averted for a second night http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-16/sydney-bushfire-conditions-ease-for-firefighters/9660818

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/21/02/2018/Storm-system-brings-flooding,-freezing-rain,-snow-to-Midwest

Destructive flash floods, rare tornado hit Algeria https://watchers.news/2018/04/15/destructive-flash-floods-rare-tornado-hit-algeria/

Record-shattering rains trigger destructive floods in Hawaii, 699 mm (27 inches) in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2018/04/16/record-shattering-rains-trigger-destructive-floods-in-hawaii/

Massive storm system sweeps through US, at least 3 deaths reported https://watchers.news/2018/04/15/massive-storm-system-sweeps-through-us-at-least-3-deaths-reported/

One person killed after tornado hits Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina https://watchers.news/2018/04/16/one-person-killed-after-tornado-hits-greensboro-in-guilford-county-north-carolina/

Malawi – Hundreds Displaced by Floods Across the Country http://floodlist.com/africa/malawi-floods-february-2018

Colombia – 12 Dead, 1,067 Families Affected by Recent Severe Weather http://www.smcyinternationalfamily.org/colombia-12-dead-1067-families-affected-recent-severe-weather/

Tanzania – 9 Dead as Flooding Hits Dar Es Salaam http://floodlist.com/africa/tanzania-floods-dar-es-salaam-april-2018

USA – Heavy Rain Floods Parts of New York and New Jersey https://twitter.com/GlobalFloodNews

Homes lost, flood damage in Leamington area worst in 20 years https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/homes-lost-flood-damage-in-leamington-area-worst-in-20-years-1.3886781

Earthquake hits Banjarnegara, kills one, destroys buildings http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/04/18/earthquake-hits-banjarnegara-kills-one-destroys-buildings.html

Kenya – Thousands Displaced as Flooding Continues http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-thousands-displaced-flooding-april-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Martinique – Severe Flooding After 250mm of Rain in 6 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/martinique-floods-april-2018

Entire island of Ambae to be permanently evacuated due to volcano https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/vanuatu-island-evacuation-volcanic-ambae-eruption-entire-population-permanent-a8311716.html?amp&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&__twitter_impression=true

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Apr 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68574/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Apr-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Special Climate Statement 65—persistent summer-like heat sets many April records http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs65.pdf

Alaskan glaciers melting at rate not seen in 400 years https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/alaskan-glaciers-melting-rate-not-seen-400-years/#.WtEfNNoYjkY.twitter

Arctic melting could worsen future California droughts https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/04/arctic-melting-could-worsen-california-droughts/

Experimental effects of climate messages vary geographically https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0122-0

97% consensus on climate change? More like 99.94%, study finds https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/climate-change-consensus-07042018/

Greenhouse effect https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/greenhouse-effect/

Rising sea levels and intense cyclones prompt council action https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/rising-sea-levels-and-intense-cyclones-prompt-coun/3387868/

March was the third warmest globally since 1891 https://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/mar_wld.html

In the coastal communities near the Bering Strait, a winter unlike the rest https://www.climate.gov/news-features/features/coastal-communities-near-bering-strait-winter-unlike-rest

Miami is racing against time to keep up with sea-level rise http://www.businessinsider.com/miami-floods-sea-level-rise-solutions-2018-4/?r=AU&IR=T

The Commonwealth can kickstart a global offensive on climate change https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/18/commonwealth-global-climate-change-new-zealanders?CMP=share_btn_tw

As climate scientists predicted, glaciers are vanishing due to rapidly warming temperatures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/apr/18/glacier-loss-is-accelerating-because-of-global-warming?CMP=share_btn_tw

World Glacier Monitoring Service http://wgms.ch/latest-glacier-mass-balance-data/

Climate change in a San Francisco courtroom http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/news/2018/0410.html

As Climate Costs Grow, Some See A Moneymaking Opportunity https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/17/603230754/as-climate-costs-grow-some-see-a-money-making-opportunity

 

Disaster risk reduction

Disaster Management Research Roadmap for the ASEAN Region https://reliefweb.int/report/world/disaster-management-research-roadmap-asean-region

How building science and research can help avert disaster https://www.aia.org/articles/185061-how-building-science-and-research-can-help-

29 years on from the Hillsborough disaster, Grenfell shows how little we’ve learnt https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/sport/2018/04/29-years-hillsborough-disaster-grenfell-shows-how-little-we-ve-learnt

Heat exposure now more deadly than any other natural disaster https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/heat-exposure-now-more-lethal-than-any-other-natural-disaster

Houston-Area Officials Say They Didn’t Know About Reservoir Flood Risks Pre-Harvey https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2018/04/13/486330.htm

Safer and Stronger Cities: Strategies for Advocating for Federal Resilience Policy https://medium.com/safer-and-stronger-cities-strategies-for-advocatin/introduction-b7ad940f8c72

W&M grad students aid Virginia’s battle against flooding https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/wm-grad-students-aid-virginias-battle-against-flooding.php

At USD 144 billion, global insured losses from disaster events in 2017 were the highest ever, sigma study says http://www.swissre.com/media/news_releases/nr20180410_sigma_global_insured_loses_highest_ever.html

Drought-stricken Cape Town prepares for winter flood risks https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1894883/drought-stricken-cape-town-prepares-for-winter-flood-risks/

Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast http://coastal.la.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Coastal-Master-Plan_Web-Book_CFinal-with-Effective-Date-06092017.pdf

An Affordability Framework for the National Flood Insurance Program https://www.eenews.net/assets/2018/04/17/document_gw_06.pdf

San Francisco’s Big Seismic Gamble https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/04/17/us/san-francisco-earthquake-seismic-gamble.html

Landslides in Nepal: the need for a national agency? https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/17/landslides-in-nepal-1/

Study proposes link between formation of supercontinents, strength of ocean tides https://phys.org/news/2018-04-link-formation-supercontinents-strength-ocean.html

North American and Caribbean Hazards and Disaster Research Centers https://hazards.colorado.edu/resources/research-centers Supercritical river terraces generated by hydraulic and geomorphic interactions https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article-abstract/530330/supercritical-river-terraces-generated-by?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Can We Outsmart a Disaster? http://seismo.berkeley.edu/blog/2018/04/17/can-we-outsmart-disaster.html

Scientists unveil 10,000 sq ft model of Mississippi delta to help save coastline https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/18/mississippi-delta-model-coastal-erosion-scientists?CMP=share_btn_tw

On anniversary of great 1906 quake, California still struggles to prepare for the next ‘big one’ http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-quake-san-francisco-20180418-story.html

The U.S. Is Finally Getting a System to Warn When an Earthquake Is Coming https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/the-app-quakealert-hopes-to-warn-west-coasters-when-an-earthquake-is-coming.html

Visualization of earthquake risk in California https://www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues/maps/visualization-earthquake-risk-california

Seattle is starting to take steps to ready itself for an increased onslaught of rain as a result of climate change and historic weather patterns https://psmag.com/environment/seattle-preps-for-thousand-year-storm

Yorkshire Water hosts first flooding and pollution Hackathon https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/company-news/item/15036-yorkshire-water-hosts-first-flooding-and-pollution-hackathon

Where Next for Flood Risk? Use of Building Polygons Instead of Address Points for Assessment http://blogs.lexisnexis.com/insurance-insights/2018/04/where-next-for-flood-risk-use-of-building-polygons-instead-of-address-points-for-assessment/

Kilauea volcano: Magma system becomes increasingly pressurized, Hawaii https://watchers.news/2018/04/19/kilauea-volcano-magma-system-becomes-increasingly-pressurized-hawaii/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Development of an urban flood management plan that can deal with conditions of deep uncertainty https://understandrisk.org/adaptive-management-urban-flood-risk/

Humans in a Flammable Forest https://www.sfreporter.com/news/theenthusiast/2018/04/18/humans-in-a-flammable-forest/

Opinion: How to achieve better flood-risk governance in the United States http://www.pnas.org/content/115/15/3731

How San Francisco’s next big quake could play out https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-04489-3

 

Emergency Management

Ulverston’s forgotten flood victims talk of hardship 10 years on http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/ulverston/Ulverstons-forgotten-flood-victims-talk-of-hardship-10-years-on-485a71cf-1b38-4185-bfe9-0d7858375586-ds

FEMA’s plan underestimated Puerto Rican hurricane https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/15/puerto-rico-hurricane-fema-disaster-523033

Rural fire service announced for WA in wake of Yarloop blaze, funded by levy hike http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-13/wa-to-get-rural-fire-service-within-dfes-funded-by-levy-hike/9652920

Developing a coordinated, multi-agency response plan for a future great Alpine Fault earthquake https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00288306.2018.1455716?journalCode=tnzg20#.WtQPmDc3qE8.twitter

Public perceptions of emergency decontamination: Effects of intervention type and responder management strategy during a focus group study http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195922

Federal study launched to revamp hurricane cone of error http://weatherplus.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/03/27/just-in-federal-study-launched-to-revamp-hurricane-cone-of-error/

Volunteer Fire Departments Face Declining Numbers http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Volunteer-fire-Departments-Face-Declining-Numbers.html

Greece: The use of satellite imagery in crisis management after flooding https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57841

Flooded communities in Fiji showing resilience https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/354057/flooded-communities-in-fiji-showing-resilience

Large-Scale and Smaller Disasters Increasingly Call for Shared Responsibility by Everyone http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-EDITORIAL-Large-scale-and-smaller-disasters-increasingly-call-for-shared-responsibility-by-everyone.html

Late bushfire season and extreme heat put pressure on resources https://lighthouse.mq.edu.au/article/late-bushfire-season-will-cost-australia-dearly

How Many Wireless Emergency Alerts Are Too Many? https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/how-many-wireless-emergency-alerts-too-many.html

Puerto Rico In The Midst Of An Islandwide Blackout https://www.npr.org/2018/04/18/603693077/puerto-rico-in-the-midst-of-an-island-wide-blackout

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters https://allhandsandhearts.exposure.co/

Citizen scientists keep a watchful eye on the world’s streams https://eos.org/project-updates/testing-the-waters-mobile-apps-for-crowdsourced-streamflow-data

CrowdWater is a citizen science project to collect hydrological data http://www.crowdwater.ch/en/welcome-to-crowdwater/

Virtual reality technology puts people through ‘searing’ bushfire scenario http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-14/virtual-reality-puts-people-through-searing-bushfire/9645584

Could citizen geologists help scientists make geological maps? https://eos.org/features/crowdsourcing-digital-maps-using-citizen-geologists

Earthquake Education Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDbAmX72CFA&list=PLYJjP6lVJvswbQzrA1O_VA_StEun7HqN8

Tsunami Drills Encourage Students to be Aware of the Impacts of Natural Disasters http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/SchoolTsunamiPreparedness.html

Geoscience Communication https://www.geoscience-communication.net/about/aims_and_scope.html

Disaster education and preparedness in the acute care setting: A cross sectional survey of operating theatre nurse’s disaster knowledge and education https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524836/disaster-education-and-preparedness-in-the-acute-care-setting-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-operating-theatre-nurse-s-disaster-knowledge-and-education

People tend to ignore low-probability risks. And some people think that they have flood insurance when they do not https://www.rand.org/blog/2017/09/why-houstonians-didnt-buy-flood-insurance.html

Minecraft & Lego Used For Emergency Preparedness https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Minecraft-Lego-Used-For-Emergency-Preparedness

Ceremonies commemorate 112th anniversary of 1906 earthquake in SF http://abc7news.com/ceremonies-commemorate-112th-anniversary-of-1906-earthquake-in-sf/3360492/

Rare footage of San Francisco after 1906 earthquake shown in Fremont theater http://abc7.com/footage-of-san-francisco-after-1906-quake-shown-in-fremont/3361514/

Utahns prepare for ‘the big one’ in Great Shakeout earthquake drills http://fox13now.com/2018/04/19/utahns-prepare-for-the-big-one-in-great-shakeout-earthquake-drills/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Is anyone out there? The social media for emergency management audience https://disasterece.com/2018/04/17/is-anyone-out-there-the-social-media-for-emergency-management-audience/

 

Psychology and disasters

Flood risk denial in US coastal communities https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180402085848.htm

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

Daniel Aldrich: More focus on social capital needed as measure of disaster resilience https://federalnewsradio.com/federal-drive/2018/03/daniel-aldrich-more-focus-on-social-capital-needed-as-measure-of-disaster-resilience/

“The most resilient communities appear to be those with a wide variety of deeply rooted cooperative organizations, often made up of volunteers” https://www.futurity.org/volunteers-community-resilience-disasters-1729652/

The opportunity for good in Cape Town’s drought https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/cape-town-drought/

Today in disaster resilience (23 March 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Widespread floods hit Kenya, at least 19 killed and scores injured https://watchers.news/2018/03/18/widespread-floods-hit-kenya-at-least-19-killed-and-scores-injured/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Major wildfires rage in Australia, killing cattle and destroying homes https://watchers.news/2018/03/18/major-wildfires-rage-in-australia-killing-cattle-and-destroying-homes/

Heavy rain causes flash floods in Belo Horizonte in Brazil http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1650874/Heavy-rain-causes-flash-floods-Belo-Horizonte-Brazil.html

Channel Country gets three weeks’ notice of floods after rain 700km away http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-20/the-outback-queensland-region-expecting-floods-without-rain/9563232?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Fast-moving wildfire wipes out 69 homes in Tathra, Australia https://watchers.news/2018/03/19/fast-moving-wildfire-wipes-out-69-homes-in-tathra-australia/

Madagascar – Tropical Cyclone Eliakim Leaves 17 Dead and 6,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/africa/madagascar-eliakim-floods-march-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Spain – 1 Dead, 1 Missing as Storm in Andalusia Causes Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-1-dead-1-missing-as-storm-in-andalusia-causes-flash-floods?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dominican Republic – Record Rain Causes Flash Floods in North http://floodlist.com/america/dominican-republic-floods-north-march-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Uruguay – Evacuations After Floods in South http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-floods-march-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Very heavy rainfall for central parts of NSW coast, warnings issued https://watchers.news/2018/03/20/very-heavy-rainfall-for-central-parts-of-nsw-coast-warnings-issued/

Toxic gases released from Kawah Ijen injure 24 people, evacuations ordered https://watchers.news/2018/03/22/toxic-gases-released-from-kawah-ijen-injure-24-people-evacuations-ordered/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Record-breaking rain hits California, worst yet to come https://watchers.news/2018/03/22/record-breaking-rain-hits-california-worst-yet-to-come/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Severe flooding in São Paulo kills 3, leaves 1 000 displaced https://watchers.news/2018/03/22/severe-flooding-in-sao-paulo-kills-3-leaves-1-000-displaced/

Tropical Cyclone Nora has formed off the Northern Territory and is expected to track towards Queensland http://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/cairns/tropical-cyclone-may-form-in-gulf-of-carpentaria/news-story/aa9b3584e78bf8d43678551d658398a4

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Mar 2018: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Dukono, Reventador, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68120/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Mar-2018-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Dukono-Reventador-Sakurajima.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

The Paris Agreement is deeply flawed – it’s time for a new deal https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/paris-agreement-deeply-flawed-time-deal-180316115219671.html

More accurate maps of bed topography reveal physical processes controlling retreat https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/03/15/new-study-helps-explain-greenland-glaciers-varied-vulnerability-to-melting/

Stark Differences in Sea Level Rise Flooding Between 1.5 and 2 Degrees of Warming https://e360.yale.edu/digest/stark-differences-in-climate-impacts-between-1-5-and-2-degrees-of-warming

A new study shows that rising temperatures in the Himalayas have led to more avalanches https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2018/3/15/17119814/avalanche-climate-change-himalayas?__twitter_impression=true

Research scientist’s maps show how sea level rise will affect Nova Scotia communities http://www.ngnews.ca/news/research-scientists-maps-show-how-sea-level-rise-will-affect-nova-scotia-communities-193782/

Climate change soon to cause mass movement, World Bank warns https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/19/climate-change-soon-to-cause-mass-movement-world-bank-warns?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_b-gdnnews#link_time=1521489853

UN Arctic chief: ‘Climate change isn’t linear – it’s accelerating’ https://www.euractiv.com/section/climate-environment/interview/un-arctic-chief-climate-change-is-not-linear-it-is-accelerating/

Greenland Is Literally Cracking Apart and Flooding the World https://www.livescience.com/62027-greenland-lakes-disappearing.html

‘I’m furious’: Tathra councillor says now is the time to talk climate https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/i-m-furious-tathra-councillor-says-now-is-the-time-to-talk-climate-20180320-p4z5ab.html

Boston Sea Level Projected To Rise 1.5 Feet By 2050 http://www.wbur.org/news/2018/03/16/boston-sea-level-rise-vims-projection

Building urban resilience to climate change: A review of Madagascar https://reliefweb.int/report/madagascar/building-urban-resilience-climate-change-review-madagascar

The governance of climate change adaptation in Canada https://www.iclr.org/ccgovernance.html

Quantified, localized health benefits of accelerated carbon dioxide emissions reductions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0108-y

Government of Liberia launches project to prioritize climate governance through improved National Adaptation Plans http://adaptation-undp.org/government-liberia-launches-project-prioritize-climate-governance-through-improved-national

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose Last Year. Here Are the Top 5 Reasons https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/climate/global-energy-demand.html

Global Energy & CO2 Status Report http://www.iea.org/geco/

Darwin will get hotter and people will die thanks to climate change, scientists warn http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/darwin-will-get-hotter-and-people-will-die-thanks-to-climate-change-scientists-warn/news-story/57190166f9abfbcfa838ec6dac489757?csp=6cfd7018f6d5d6a1e3c6013eab92dfeb

 

Disaster risk reduction

Nairobi sets aside Sh194m to deal with flooding https://reliefweb.int/report/kenya/nairobi-sets-aside-sh194m-deal-flooding

Payouts after disasters and costly litigation leave insurance companies exposed, report finds https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-goes-firmly-in-the-loss-column-for-insurers/

Papua New Guinea in bid to quake-proof buildings sitting on the Ring of Fire http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-18/earthquake-proof-buildings-in-papua-new-guinea/9554576

Capacity development strategy for Sendai Framework https://www.unisdr.org/archive/57492

Roughly 80% of large historical floods in South East Queensland happened within a series of five-year flood-prone periods https://theconversation.com/floods-dont-occur-randomly-so-why-do-we-still-plan-as-if-they-do-93371

Large floods in South East Queensland, Australia: Is it valid to assume they occur randomly? https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13241583.2018.1446677

As Storms Get Stronger, Building Codes Are Getting Weaker https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-19/storm-prone-states-ease-off-building-codes-as-climate-risk-grows

Building stronger communities through disaster preparedness and resilience collaboration https://www.fema.gov/blog/2018-03-15/lasting-impact-communities

Extended bushfire season ‘the new normal’ http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/extended-bushfire-season-the-new-normal/news-story/ef86adb83f41dfadefaf73321b812d41

In a Historic Downtown, Disaster Becomes a Chance to Build Something Better https://www.citylab.com/solutions/2018/03/historic-downtown-disaster-rebuild-clarkesville-fire/555818/?utm_source=feed

First India-Japan Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction inaugurated http://www.ddinews.gov.in/national/first-india-japan-workshop-disaster-risk-reduction-inaugurated

Should communities at the highest risk be abandoned and their residents permanently relocated? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-43476335

Who’s at Risk? Rapid Mapping of Potential Hazard Exposure https://www.fema.gov/preptalks/chen

U.S. Gun Policy in a Global Context https://www.rand.org/research/gun-policy/essays/us-gun-policy-in-a-global-context.html?adbid=976188131144708097&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453&adbsc=social_GunPolicy_20180320_2202031

Complex fault geometry and rupture dynamics of the Mw 6.5, 2016, October 30th central Italy earthquake https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/2018JB015603

New Large-Scale Modeling Gives Worsening Picture of the Nation’s Flood Risk http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/New-Large-Scale-Modeling-Gives-Worsening-Picture-of-the-Nations-Flood-Risk.html

“Everyone has a part to play to reduce flood risk and homeowners in flood risk areas should know the risks and what action they can take” – Sir James Bevan http://floodlist.com/protection/uk-different-approach-future-floods?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Earthquake swarm under Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand https://watchers.news/2018/03/21/earthquake-swarm-under-mount-ruapehu-new-zealand/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Evidence of one of the largest floods in Earth’s history in the central Mediterranean https://watchers.news/2018/03/21/evidence-of-one-of-the-largest-floods-in-earth-s-history-in-the-central-mediterranean/

Complex floodplain management issues on the Mississippi River https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/national/mississippi-river-infrastructure/?utm_term=.ceef48cf78a1

Flooding and heavy rains rise 50% worldwide in a decade, figures show https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/21/flooding-and-heavy-rains-rise-50-worldwide-in-a-decade-figures-show

Landscape architect Kongjian Yu is making ‘friends with water’ to mitigate extreme weather events in modern metropolises https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/mar/21/turning-cities-into-sponges-how-chinese-ancient-wisdom-is-taking-on-climate-change

Environment Agency says a different approach is needed to tackle flooding over next 50 years http://mags4dorset.co.uk/environment-agency-says-a-different-approach-is-needed-to-tackle-flooding-over-next-50-years/#.WrLVv9RubIU

Police say Hawkesdale, Garvoc, Terang and Camperdown fires all started by electrical assets http://www.standard.net.au/story/5299413/police-investigation-four-main-fires-all-started-by-electrical-assets/

Learning from El Niño Costero 2017: Opportunities for Building Resilience in Peru http://i-s-e-t.org/resources/major-program-reports/learning-from-elnino-costero-2017-opportunities-building-resilience-peru.html?platform=hootsuite

WMO Statement on the state of the global climate in 2017 https://library.wmo.int/opac/index.php?lvl=notice_display&id=20220#.WrQc79RubIV

How To Build Resilience To Catastrophic Events With Alice Hill https://www.hoover.org/research/area-45-how-build-resilience-catastrophic-events-alice-hill

Earthquake early warning system gets big boost in House budget bill http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-early-warning-20180322-htmlstory.html

Houston identifies $700M in priority flood control projects https://www.chron.com/news/politics/houston/article/Houston-identies-700M-in-priority-flood-control-12770379.php

How do people behave if flood risk decreases as a result of dams? https://phys.org/news/2018-03-responsibility.html

Optimal investment and location decisions of a firm in a flood risk area using impulse control theory https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10100-018-0532-0

 

Emergency Management

A Truck in Saudi Arabia Outruns a Flash Flood in the Desert https://weather.com/news/weather/video/a-truck-in-saudi-arabia-outruns-a-flash-flood-in-the-desert

Six months on, how is the Caribbean recovering from hurricanes and Irma and Maria? http://www.aidforum.org/Topics/disaster-relief/6-months-on-how-is-the-caribbean-recovering-from-hurricanes-and-irma-and-ma

Care for an elderly relative must include planning for natural disasters https://www.marketwatch.com/story/care-for-an-elderly-relative-must-include-planning-for-natural-disasters-2018-03-14

What happens to pregnant women when disaster strikes? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-16/can-environmental-disasters-really-dictate-pregnancy-outcomes/9509964

FEMA’s Plan for Dealing With Natural Disasters Is Missing the Two Most Important Words https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/03/femas-plan-for-dealing-with-natural-disasters-is-missing-the-two-most-important-words/

State issues report on flaws in Sonoma County wildfire alerts http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8046219-181/state-issues-report-on-flaws?utm_source=home&utm_medium=impact&utm_campaign=pd_study

Private sector can shoulder more responsibility for disaster readiness http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/378641-private-sector-can-shoulder-more-responsibility-for-disaster

Expert reaction: Bushfire ravages NSW coastal town https://mailchi.mp/smc/expert-reactionbushfire-ravages-nsw-coastal-town?e=c1ac3d949e

NSW authorities defend warning system after devastating Tathra fire – Some residents say text alerts never arrived https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/mar/19/nsw-authorities-defend-warning-system-after-devastating-tathra-fire

Six months after Mexico quake some still camp outside homes https://apnews.com/amp/4170d3858f1b4aa3a91b74d014ba93aa?__twitter_impression=true

FEMA’s Disaster Preparedness Plan Is a Disaster for the U.S. https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/femas-disaster-preparedness-plan-disaster-us

Ohio statewide tornado drill scheduled for today http://www.wtrf.com/news/ohio-headlines/ohio-statewide-tornado-drill-scheduled-for-today/1065971202

How did the plague impact health regulation? https://blog.oup.com/2018/03/plague-impact-health-regulation/

Only 30% of businesses have reopened in Fukushima nuclear disaster-hit areas: survey https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180321/p2a/00m/0na/004000c

Heatwaves, hurricanes, floods: 2017 costliest year ever for extreme weather and climate events, says UN https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/03/1005631

Hurricane Harvey’s toxic impact deeper than public told https://apnews.com/e0ceae76d5894734b0041210a902218d

 

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Elementary students’ evacuation route choice in a classroom: A questionnaire-based method https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321186619_Elementary_students%27_evacuation_route_choice_in_a_classroom_A_questionnaire-based_method

Influence seekers: the production of grey literature for policy and practice http://apo.org.au/node/136451

The tool that enabled a change in student engagement https://echo360.com/monash-college-echo360/?utm_campaign=user-testimonials&utm_content=68719732&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Master of Disaster:  learning resources, supporting documents and a multimedia library to help children and students learn about hazards in British Columbia https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/master-of-disaster

Ninety per cent of Canadians who actually live in a flood risk zone don’t know that they are at risk of flood https://uwaterloo.ca/partners-for-action/sites/ca.partners-for-action/files/uploads/files/canadian_voices_on_changing_flood_risk_fnl.pdf

Comrie flooding inspires festival film about loss and memory https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/619538/comrie-flooding-inspires-festival-film-about-loss-and-memory/

2013 Alberta flood victims “not even aware” of risk https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/2013-alberta-flood-victims-not-even-aware-risk-iclr-speaker-1004128814/

Bring community voices into disaster rebuilding and infrastructure planning http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/379413-bring-community-voices-into-disaster-rebuilding-and

Games about trust https://www.raphkoster.com/2018/03/16/the-trust-spectrum/#more-32038

Giving UK Children a Voice in Emergencies http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/2018/03/21/stcuk-children-voice-in-emergencies/

How can we measure resilience? Mobile phones – and the right questions – can help http://news.trust.org/item/20180124113731-6j9xt

‘Plate Tectonics’ book explores the Earth’s building blocks and the geophysical theory that changed the way we look at the world https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/ladybird-book-reveals-the-human-stories-behind-one-of-the-21st-centurys-key-science-breakthroughs

World Water Day: exploring the solutions we find in nature https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/world-water-day-exploring-solutions-we-find-nature

New EGU publications: Geoscience Communication and Encyclopedia of Geosciences https://www.egu.eu/news/398/new-egu-publications-geoscience-communication-and-encyclopedia-of-geosciences/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

 

Seniors are the age group most likely to say they never go online http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/05/some-americans-dont-use-the-internet-who-are-they/

Unpacking and Exploring the Relationship between Crisis Management and Social Media in the Era of ‘Smart Devices’ https://www.hsaj.org/articles/13986

Early detection and information extraction for weather-induced floods using social media streams https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918302735

How Facebook Groups Are Being Exploited To Spread Misinformation, Plan Harassment, And Radicalize People https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/how-facebook-groups-are-being-exploited-to-spread?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_term=.bcqn0QYwek#.om5dZeD0NQ

Millions of people follow science-related pages on Facebook http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/03/21/the-science-people-see-on-social-media/

 

 

Psychology and disasters

Understanding Social-Force Model in Psychological Principles of Collective Behavior https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303302099_Understanding_Social-Force_Model_in_Psychological_Principles_of_Collective_Behavior

Echoes of Katrina: Post-Hurricane Maria Public Health Threats and Trauma https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2018/03/20/448215/echoes-katrina-post-hurricane-maria-public-health-threats-trauma/

The secret science that rules crowds http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180312-the-secret-science-that-rules-crowds

 

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

Social Identity and Intergroup Relationships in the Management of Crowds during Mass Emergencies and Disasters: Recommendations for Emergency Planners and Responders https://academic.oup.com/policing/advance-article/doi/10.1093/police/pay013/4939262

Study: US inequality persists 50 years after landmark report https://apnews.com/5b86a6a0b24a42dfa832103e686144c0

Today in disaster resilience (16 March 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Queensland floods: Mammoth clean-up and more rain to come https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/03/12/05/38/queensland-floods-mammoth-clean-up-as-potential-cyclone-looms

Single lightning strike kills 16, injures 140 in Rwanda https://watchers.news/2018/03/11/single-lightning-strike-kills-16-injures-140-in-rwanda/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

State of emergency after landslide destroys over 100 homes, Peru https://watchers.news/2018/03/09/state-of-emergency-after-landslide-destroys-over-100-homes-peru/

Deadly thunderstorm, tornado hits Thailand https://watchers.news/2018/03/10/deadly-thunderstorm-tornado-thailand/

Kazakhstan – Hundreds Evacuated After Heavy Rain and Melting Snow Cause Flooding in East http://floodlist.com/asia/kazakhstan-floods-march-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

At least a third of the Queensland’s local government areas are impacted by floods, with the damage bill to reach “in the millions” http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2018-03-12/queensland-floods-man-assaulted-with-baseball-bat-amid-breakins-in-flooded-ingham/1741758?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Records broken by 3rd nor’easter in 2 weeks, 4th possible next week https://watchers.news/2018/03/15/records-broken-skylar-3rd-noreaster-in-2-weeks-4th-possible-next-week/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Landslide destroys 7 homes in Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia https://watchers.news/2018/03/13/landslide-destroys-6-homes-in-hrvatska-kostajnica-croatia/

Tropical cyclone expected to form off Northern Territory coast, Australia https://watchers.news/2018/03/15/tropical-cyclone-expected-to-form-off-northern-territory-coast-australia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Mar 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68025/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Mar-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sakurajim.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Britain’s CO2 Emissions Have Fallen to Levels Last Seen in 1890 https://e360.yale.edu/digest/britains-co2-emissions-have-fallen-to-levels-last-seen-in-1890

Special issue: Resilience and the climate threat https://thebulletin.org/blog/whats-new-bulletin/resilience-and-climate-threat-guest-edited-alice-c-hill?platform=hootsuite

Australia’s greenhouse gas pollution levels have jumped yet again, increasing for the third consecutive year https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/emissions-data-released-2017

Global Carbon Budget 2017 https://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/10/405/2018/

Australia’s solar future bright as households install record 3.5m panels https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/mar/06/australias-solar-future-bright-as-households-install-record-35m-panels

22 leading Commonwealth science bodies urge action on climate change http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12010657

‘Vulnerable’: Climate change threatens Wollongong homes, WIN Stadium https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/vulnerable-climate-change-threatens-wollongong-homes-win-stadium-20180312-p4z40u.html

When Rising Seas Hit Home: Hard Choices Ahead for Hundreds of US Coastal Communities https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/when-rising-seas-hit-home-chronic-inundation-from-sea-level-rise#.Wqb5SR1ubIW

Data Snapshot: Millennials and Climate Change https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/snapshot/millennials-climate

Climate Conflicts: Myth or Reality? https://theglobalobservatory.org/2018/03/climate-conflicts-myth-reality/

As the Arctic warms, nor’easters may get worse https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/us/winter-weather-arctic-warmth-linked/index.html?utm_content=buffer3ce09&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate change is a disaster foretold, just like the first world war https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/12/climate-change-is-a-disaster-foretold-just-like-the-first-world-war?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

A climate-themed album sobers and inspires https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/03/climate-themed-album-sobers-inspires/

February 2018 was sixth warmest February on record https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2694/february-2018-was-sixth-warmest-february-on-record/

It’s 50 years since climate change was first seen. Now time is running out https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/15/50-years-climate-change-denial

Physicians are noticing an influx of patients whose illnesses are directly or indirectly related to global warming https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/doctors-warn-climate-change-threatens-public-health/

How people in Nepal live with the threat of a dangerous glacial lake outburst flood caused by climate change https://slate.com/technology/2018/03/how-people-in-nepal-live-with-the-threat-of-a-glacial-lake-outburst-flood-caused-by-climate-change.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

Turning Dhaka into a resilient city http://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/environment/turning-dhaka-resilient-city-1546240

After the tsunami: Japan’s sea walls – in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2018/mar/09/after-the-tsunami-japan-sea-walls-in-pictures?CMP=share_btn_tw

Drones will be used to investigate Auckland’s big landslide threats as part of EQC-funded study http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12010555

Sendai Framework Monitor takes off https://www.unisdr.org/archive/57401

Wet, cool summers create major fire threat on neglected crown land http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-11/are-wa-authorities-dropping-the-ball-on-fire-prevention/9532028

Water crises are hitting our economies: Time to hit back with natural infrastructure http://news.trust.org/item/20180221150159-vjq6b

Options for reducing house-losses during wildfires without clearing trees and shrubs https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204618300598

Improving meteorological services to issue advance warnings & protect people from climate hazards in Moldova https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/sound-the-alarm

Flooding has flushed 43 billion plastic pieces out to sea http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/flooding-has-flushed-43-billion-plastic-pieces-out-sea?utm_source=newsfromscience&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=floodinghas-18361

Continental United States Hurricane Landfall Frequency and Associated Damage: Observations and Future Risks https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0184.1

Vietnam and U.N. to build storm-proof housing for coastal communities http://news.trust.org/item/20180312080130-dwbm2?platform=hootsuite

Once the levee is constructed and accredited, more than 3,100 properties in Aberdeen and Hoquiam will be removed from the area that FEMA has mapped https://www.thedailyworld.com/news/design-permit-phases-of-north-shore-levee-project-now-fully-funded/

St. Louis’s Preliminary Resilience Assessment https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/mayor/news/city-releases-preliminary-resilience-assessment.cfm

How plant traits determine the flammability of ecosystems and interact with climate and weather to influence fire regimes http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa9ead/meta

Study shows NRA is wrong about Aussie gun laws https://www.smh.com.au/national/study-shows-nra-is-wrong-about-aussie-gun-laws-20180312-p4z41i.html?

To grow economically, protect Houston from flooding https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Houston-needs-housing-that-doesn-t-flood-12744658.php

Six figures for six feet: Some Harvey victims in Houston spend huge sums to elevate their homes https://www.texastribune.org/2018/03/14/harvey-elevate-homes-flood-houston-money-costs/

U.S. Infrastructure Must Be Flood-Ready, State and Local Officials Say http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2018/03/13/us-infrastructure-must-be-flood-ready-state-and-local-officials-say

A New Flood Protection Standard for the US’ Flooding Problem https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/new-flood-protection-standard-us-flooding-problem

East Coast Nor’easters Amplify Calls for Resilient Building Code Regulations https://www.enr.com/articles/44146-east-coast-noreasters-amplify-calls-for-resilient-building-code-regulations

Delivering urban resilience https://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/delivering-urban-resilience-summary-report-2018.pdf

Hazard Mitigation for Natural Disasters: A Starter Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-08/documents/160815-hazardmitigationfornaturaldisasters.pdf

Disaster Risk Reduction can protect smallholder farmers, experts say http://news.trust.org//item/20180314224038-vuc5p/

Historic reconstructions of daily river flow for 303 UK catchments (1891-2015) https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/documents/f710bed1-e564-47bf-b82c-4c2a2fe2810e

Disaster resilience at the local level http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/opinion/2018/03/14/editorial-disaster-resilience-local-level-593557

Implementation guide for local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/57399_drrresiliencepublicreview.pdf

Natural Disasters Are Costing Farming Billions of Dollars a Year https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-15/natural-disasters-are-costing-farming-billions-of-dollars-a-year

Africa: Climate-Threatened Nations to Get Profiles of Drought, Flood Risk https://africareportonbusiness.com/2018/03/15/africa-climate-threatened-nations-to-get-profiles-of-drought-flood-risk-2/

Floods don’t just happen in flood zones https://www.philrichardinsurance.com/floods-dont-just-happen-flood-zones/

Number of natural disasters in the United States from 1900 to 2016, by type https://www.statista.com/statistics/236504/number-of-natural-disasters-in-the-us-by-type/

Cascading hazards: need to focus on research https://thehimalayantimes.com/opinion/cascading-hazards-need-to-focus-on-research/

 

Emergency Management

Papua New Guinea quake: An invisible disaster which could change life forever http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43297145

Five months after Hurricane Maria, the rebuilding effort in Puerto Rico is powered by women https://www.vogue.com/projects/13542078/puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria-2/

Here’s How Mobile Technology Makes Disaster Zones Less Disastrous https://sanvada.com/2018/03/04/heres-mobile-technology-makes-disaster-zones-less-disastrous/

Puerto Rico’s New Resiliency Commission Pushes for Community-Led Recovery https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/03/09/puerto-ricos-new-resiliency-commission-pushes-community-led-recovery/

Fukushima nuclear disaster: did the evacuation raise the death toll? https://www.ft.com/content/000f864e-22ba-11e8-add1-0e8958b189ea

Firebombers in Australia set to tackle bushfires at night https://www.9now.com.au/today/2018/clip-cjenij2jh002j0gpcdgr90qqa

Incorporating intelligence for typical evacuation under the threat of fire spreading https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753517308330

90 Years Later, The St. Francis Dam Failure Remains A Vital Safety Lesson https://damsafety.org/article/awareness/90-years-later-st-francis-dam-failure-remains-vital-safety-lesson

Irma Caused 129 Deaths, More Than $53 Billion in Damages, Hurricane Center Concludes http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Irma-Caused-129-Deaths-More-Than-53B-in-Damages-Hurricane-Center-Concludes.html

Elevating Emergency Response in Tanzania https://www.gfdrr.org/en/feature-story/elevating-emergency-response-tanzania

A study of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami has emphasized the importance of economic recovery to the well-being of communities in the post-disaster phase https://www.unisdr.org/archive/57445

The Relationship Between Firearm Availability and Suicide https://www.rand.org/research/gun-policy/analysis/supplementary/firearm-availability-suicide.html

Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) Community Resilience Strategy 2016-2019 – Year One Outcomes Report has been released https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/resilience

FEMA Releases 2018-2022 Strategic Plan https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/03/15/fema-releases-2018-2022-strategic-plan

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Impressive animation – family prepares for major Tokyo earthquake https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/972022507669667840

Dozens of persons with disabilities (PWDs) from the Province of Benguet underwent a one day training on disaster preparedness https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/03/10/pwds-undergo-disaster-preparedness-training-in-benguet/

Tornado safety starts with preparedness http://www.wandtv.com/story/37697941/tornado-safety-starts-with-preparedness

3M survey shows public has hope for science, if others do it http://www.startribune.com/3m-survey-shows-public-has-hope-for-science-if-others-do-it/476336893/

Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster http://www.dw.com/en/japan-marks-7th-anniversary-of-tsunami-and-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/a-42926522?maca=en-rss_top_news-13961-xml-mrss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Seismic waves visualisation http://ds.iris.edu/seismon/swaves/

European Region countries convene to boost emergency preparedness and response http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/emergencies/disaster-preparedness-and-response/news/news/2018/2/european-region-countries-convene-to-boost-emergency-preparedness-and-response

We should be promoting early STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills https://theconversation.com/five-things-parents-can-do-every-day-to-help-develop-stem-skills-from-a-young-age-92927?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

When the Earth Moves Under Your Feet: What to Do When an Earthquake Strikes http://riskconversation.com/blog/personal/2017/03/08/what-to-do-when-an-earthquake-strikes/

Fun way to examine Australia’s future population scenarios http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-13/big-australia-or-small-australia-you-decide-our-population/9470156

Everything has changed. Even the way we change has changed https://globalecoguy.org/inflection-point-97d81c4ec445

FEMA offers tips for rebuilding after Harvey at home improvement stores https://www.chron.com/business/bizfeed/article/FEMA-offers-tips-for-rebuilding-after-Harvey-at-12742309.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Giant Spider Rescued From Herbert River, North Queensland, Twitterati Frightened After Watching The Video https://www.latestly.com/social-viral/giant-spider-rescued-from-herbert-river-north-queensland-twitterati-frightened-after-watching-the-video-60801.html

Drills in schools to mark 2011 Japan earthquake & tsunami https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/live/

“Americans use the phrase ‘natural disaster’ with ease, but have continued to debate its meaning even more following Hurricane Katrina” http://www.processhistory.org/parker-disasters-have-histories/

Australians rescued a giant spider from floodwaters. The rest of the world wonders why http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-australians-giant-spider-20180312-story.html

Measurement and communication: what worked and what did not in Fukushima http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/ANIB_45_2S

Malawi’s Recovery and Resilience Efforts Have Major Impact on Education https://reliefweb.int/report/malawi/malawi-s-recovery-and-resilience-efforts-have-major-impact-education

Gamification in disaster management http://www.humanitarianleadershipacademy.org/topics/gamification/

Resilience Through Creativity: Global Resilience Institute Art Show https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/event/resilience-art-show/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

A social media analysis tool that monitors Twitter to gather real-time information on the disaster situation to be tested in Piedmont http://www.i-react.eu/i-react-tests-for-the-first-time-its-technology-against-floods-in-piedmont/

A majority of Americans use Facebook and YouTube, but young adults are especially heavy users of Snapchat and Instagram http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/03/01/social-media-use-in-2018/

Unofficial weather forecaster Higgins Storm Chasing criticised for alarmist social media flood post http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-15/higgins-storm-chasing-criticised-by-farmers-for-flood-forecast/9549878

With 7 billion hits, Hurricane Irma nearly broke the Internet http://www.bradenton.com/news/state/article204796764.html

 

Psychology and disasters

Pre-Disaster PTSD as a moderator of the relationship between natural disaster and suicidal ideation over time https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322239746_Pre-Disaster_PTSD_as_a_moderator_of_the_relationship_between_natural_disaster_and_suicidal_ideation_over_time

 

Sociology and Disasters

Flooding and gentrification https://mailchi.mp/ef63e5ab2d8b/flooding-the-g-word?e=c165902733

Humans ‘thrived’ after historic Mount Toba eruption http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43377960

Research shows the importance of social capital in longevity https://hackspirit.com/psychologist-reveals-secret-longevity-us-largely-ignore/?utm_content=bufferff8ae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (23 February 2018)

Disaster

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Ohio River flood advisory remains as region recovers from deluge http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13320163-74/ohio-river-in-pittsburgh-still-under-flood-advisory-as-region-recovers-from

Ramban: massive landslides cut-off the Kashmir Valley for four days (includes a dramatic video) https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/02/16/ramban-1/

Grassfire destroys several Wee Jasper buildings including ‘The Stables’ tavern http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-15/old-stables-tavern-in-wee-jasper-gutted-by-fire/9452040

A month’s worth of rain in 60 minutes floods Rio de Janeiro, Brazil https://watchers.news/2018/02/16/a-month-s-worth-of-rain-in-60-minutes-floods-rio-de-janeiro-brazil/

Massive eruption at Sinabung volcano, ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l. https://watchers.news/2018/02/19/sinabung-eruption-february-19-2018/

Levant – Flooding in Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq After Heavy Rain https://www.sott.net/article/377807-Flooding-in-Turkey-Lebanon-Syria-and-Iraq-following-heavy-rain-up-to-17-inches-in-24-hours

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin weakens, but heavy flooding cuts off Great Northern Highway http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-19/cyclone-kelvin-brings-heavy-flooding-great-northern-highway-food/9460570

Ex-tropical cyclone Gita causes landslips, destroys two homes near Kaikōura https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/101645608/extropical-cyclone-gita-causes-landslips-destroys-two-homes-near-kaikura

Widespread flooding hits US South and Midwest, excessive rain continues https://watchers.news/2018/02/21/widespread-flooding-hits-us-south-and-midwest-excessive-rain-continues/

Broome hit by two years’ worth of rain in two months, Western Australia https://watchers.news/2018/02/20/broome-hit-by-two-years-worth-of-rain-in-two-months-western-australia/

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Feb 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Mayon https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/67662/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Feb-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Mayon-He.html

Deadly landslide hits Java, over a dozen missing https://watchers.news/2018/02/22/deadly-landslide-hits-java-over-a-dozen-missing/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

USA and Canada – 2 Dead, 1 Missing as Rivers Overflow in Midwest and Ontario http://floodlist.com/america/usa-canada-midwest-ontario-floods-february-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

Draft UN Report Says World Has Little Chance of Keeping Warming Below 1.5 Degrees http://e360.yale.edu/digest/draft-un-report-says-world-has-little-chance-of-keeping-warming-below-1-5-degrees

Climate change will accelerate extreme weather events in the coming years https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-02-18/climate-change-will-accelerate-extreme-weather-events-coming-years

Sea-level legacy: 20cm more rise by 2300 for each 5-year delay in peaking emissions https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press-releases/sea-level-legacy-20cm-more-rise-by-2300-for-each-5-year-delay-in-peaking-emissions

We’re witnessing the fastest decline in Arctic sea ice in at least 1,500 years https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/12/12/16767152/arctic-sea-ice-extent-chart

Cyclone Gita ‘revved up’ by record summer’s warm oceans http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=11998372&ref=twitter

Committed sea-level rise under the Paris Agreement and the legacy of delayed mitigation action https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-02985-8

Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/21/arctic-temperatures-soar-45-degrees-above-normal-flooded-by-extremely-mild-air-on-all-sides/?utm_term=.cbcde54dd448

Does climate denialism still matter? The prevalence of alternative frames in opposition to climate policy http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/xrDw9bFGxwq2zpntUEhJ/full

Climate change ‘will push European cities towards breaking point’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/21/climate-change-will-push-european-cities-towards-breaking-point

B.C. lacks climate change policies, especially on wildfires and flooding: audit https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/b-c-lacks-climate-change-policies-especially-wildfires-flooding-audit-1004127507/

Future heat-waves, droughts and floods in 571 European cities http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aaaad3

Public Awareness of Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Is Rising https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/public-consensus-climate-change

How Six Americans Changed Their Minds About Global Warming https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/21/climate/changed-minds-americans.html?smid=tw-share

Rainfall’s natural variation hides climate change signal http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/rainfall%E2%80%99s-natural-variation-hides-climate-change-signal-0

Stronger storms mean new ‘category six’ scale may be needed https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/22/category-six-storms-cyclones

Taking a proactive approach to climate extremes in Serbia http://blogs.worldbank.org/europeandcentralasia/taking-proactive-approach-climate-extremes-Serbia

 

Disaster risk reduction

Houston City Council clears way for another 40 flood-prone homes to elevate https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/houston/article/Houston-City-Council-clears-the-way-for-another-12614204.php?utm_campaign=twitter-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Can Security Measures Really Stop School Shootings? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-security-measures-really-stop-school-shootings/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sa-editorial-social&utm_content=&utm_term=policy_&sf182453910=1

Floods and water storages in Mexico City http://www.circleofblue.org/2018/latin-america/floods-water-shortages-swamp-mexico-city/

Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience indicators http://www.indikit.net/sector/29-drr-and-resilience

Global volcanic hazards and risk http://globalvolcanomodel.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Global-Volcanic-Hazards-and-Risk-Full-book-low-res.pdf

The new science of cities? Four reasons we need networked knowledge http://futureearth.org/blog/2018-feb-14/new-science-cities-four-reasons-we-need-networked-knowledge

Unusual Dutch bridge embraces flooding in a thought-provoking way https://inhabitat.com/unusual-dutch-bridge-embraces-flooding-in-a-thought-provoking-way/

Reducing run-off to prevent floods https://www.floodbarrierusa.com/2018/02/reducing-prevent-floods/

Trends in urban resilience 2017 https://unhabitat.org/books/trends-in-urban-resilience-2017/

Sensitivities of NearField Tsunami Forecasts to Megathrust Deformation Predictions http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JB015354/full

How common are earthquakes in the UK? https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/are-uk-earthquakes-a-cause-for-real-future-concern

Community-built bio-dykes https://www.floodresilience.net/blogs/bio-dykes-saving-communities-and-instilling-confidence-in-them

The Earth burped lava after being smashed by a dinosaur-killing asteroid http://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/the-sugar-conspiracy-ant-field-medics-burping-lava-and-more-1.4537876/the-earth-burped-lava-after-being-smashed-by-a-dinosaur-killing-asteroid-1.4537895

Landslide models https://blogs.agu.org/thefield/2018/02/19/bringing-mountains-landslides/

Researchers fill gap in current flood models https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/researchers-fill-gap-in-current-flood-models-92773.aspx

Disaster vulnerability index for each country in the world https://starlingsafety.com/2017/12/the-disaster-vulnerability-index/

Oroville crisis drives harder look at aging US dams https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/oroville-crisis-drives-harder-look-at-aging-us-dams/2018/02/11/fb6cfaf4-0f4f-11e8-a68c-e9374188170e_story.html?utm_term=.358f137c9abd

Ecuador is paying more and more attention to data collection and disaster risk management across sectors http://blogs.worldbank.org/latinamerica/how-prepare-country-respond-disaster?cid=SHR_BlogSiteShare_XX_EXT

Exeter flood defence scheme https://www.gov.uk/government/news/exeter-flood-defence-scheme?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

With only vague plans, Houston races to build new reservoir https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060074421

 

Emergency Management

Lessons learned from wildfire response in Napa and Sonoma County helped set safe evacuation distances https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-department-management/articles/375497018-Responding-to-the-Thomas-Fire-Managing-difficult-decisions/

Learning from the 2013 Calgary flood http://haznet.ca/learning-calgary-conversation-christine-chris-arthurs/

Would an earthquake early warning system work for New Zealand? https://gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Would-an-earthquake-early-warning-system-work-for-NZ

After the Hurricane https://blogs.state.gov/stories/2018/02/20/en/after-hurricane

Hurricane Harvey: Climate change, staggering costs, and people at the heart of it all http://blogs.edf.org/texascleanairmatters/2018/02/20/hurricane-harvey-climate-change-staggering-costs-and-people-at-the-heart-of-it-all/

78 seconds of earthquake warning https://blogs.agu.org/tremblingearth/2018/02/19/78-seconds-earthquake-early-warning/

From Theory to Practice: a Disaster Simulation Exercise http://www.blog.hcri.ac.uk/theory-practice-disaster-simulation-exercise/

Drone Fleet Supports Modern Approach to Managing Wildfire and Natural Resources on Public Lands https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/interior-announces-2017-drone-mission-report

Improving Disaster Resilience Among Older Adults https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2313.html?adbsc=social_20180202_2106691&adbid=959243623492550657&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Flood trivia http://www.playbuzz.com/environmentagency10/flood-trivia

A survey by the Environment Agency and AA reveals two-thirds of drivers would risk their lives in flood https://www.gov.uk/government/news/two-thirds-of-motorists-would-risk-their-lives-in-a-flood

A proposal to United Nations for an ‘International day of Volcanoes’ to be recognised on 10th April https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/473/756/887/

Monitoring Tropical Cyclones with Lightning and Satellite Data https://eos.org/project-updates/monitoring-tropical-cyclones-with-lightning-and-satellite-data

Next Generation of Youth in Tanzania to Be Equipped With Critical Skills in Urban Resilience http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2018/02/14/next-generation-of-youth-in-tanzania-to-be-equipped-with-critical-skills-in-urban-resilience

What role do video games play in preparing people for disasters? https://www.floodresilience.net/blogs/disaster-games-with-anthony-gampell

Participatory Early Warning Systems: Youth, Citizen Science, and Intergenerational Dialogues on Disaster Risk Reduction in Brazil https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-017-0150-9

Surviving Sandy — the Book http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/surviving-sandy–the-book.html?utm_content=bufferbfffb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Fire Narratives: Are Any Accurate? https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fire-narratives-accurate/

How to make sure your fire safety messages are accurate https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/coffee_break/022118.html

Social Media and Emergency Management

UK Government’s Flood Action Campaign targets 18 to 34 year olds using social media https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2018/02/16/why-the-best-preparation-for-flooding-happens-on-dry-days/

Using social media to come forward and share painful, personal, and often stigmatized stories https://psychcentral.com/news/2018/02/19/social-media-can-help-start-healing-process/132736.html

Welcome to Social Media Analysis During Disasters https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dis_courses/social-media/index.html

 

 

Psychology and disasters

Carwoola fires: A resident still overcoming trauma and a community continuing its support http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-17/carwoola-fire-one-year-on-joy-horton/9456644

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

The silent march for Grenfell: Context of a disaster https://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/crowdsidentities/2018/02/19/silent-march-for-grenfell/

Social Capital, Resilience and Accessibility in Urban Systems: a Study on Sweden https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11067-017-9375-9

Today in disaster resilience (16 February 2018)

Disaster

Please find below some links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Samoa recovers from Cyclone Gita while Tonga braces for impact http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/02/samoa-recovers-from-cyclone-gita-while-tonga-braces-for-impact.html

Search for Taiwan quake victims ends as toll rises to 17 http://www.arabnews.com/node/1244096/world

Violent thunderstorm hits Queensland with tennis ball-sized hail, 130 000 homes without power https://watchers.news/2018/02/12/violent-thunderstorm-hits-queensland-with-tennis-ball-sized-hail-130-000-homes-without-power/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Argentina – State of Emergency Declared as Rivers Overflow in Salta Province http://floodlist.com/america/argentina-salta-province-floods-february-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Malaysia – Thousands Evacuated After Floods in Sarawak State http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-sarawak-february-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical storm threatens major flooding in Mindanao http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/tropical-storm-threatens-major-flooding-mindanao-180212090857471.html

Cyclone Gita: Tonga’s Parliament flattened as category four storm lashes country https://reliefweb.int/report/tonga/cyclone-gita-tongas-parliament-flattened-category-four-storm-lashes-country

Bolivia – 6 Dead, 10,000 Families Affected as Flooding Continues http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-tiquipaya-cochabamba-february-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Massive bushfire in Putty could burn for a month, as crews prepare for another tough day http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-15/massive-bushfire-in-putty-could-burn-for-a-month/9448974?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Mount Agung erupts ash 4.5 km a.s.l., Alert Level remains at 3 https://watchers.news/2018/02/13/mount-agung-erupts-alert-level-remains-at-3/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

‘Someone’s roof is in my front garden’: flooding and damage after cyclone batters Tonga http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/2133137/someones-roof-my-front-garden-flooding-and-damage-after

Dengue fever fears for Cyclone Gita-ravaged Tonga http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/02/dengue-fever-fears-for-cyclone-gita-ravaged-tonga.html

Road collapse near Vatican City in Rome destroys 7 cars, 20 families evacuated https://watchers.news/2018/02/15/road-collapse-near-vatican-city-in-rome-destroys-7-cars-20-families-evacuated/

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Feb 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Turrialba, Mayon https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/67541/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Feb-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Turrialba-Mayon-Sin.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

If you live in Florida, doctors say climate change is already affecting your health http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article199310404.html

Climate Change Could Stop These 13 Cities From Hosting the Winter Olympics Again http://time.com/5140381/winter-olympics-climate-change/?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#24348876-tw#1518303429890

The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water – like Cape Town http://www.bbc.com/news/world-42982959

Slowly but surely, South Carolina’s incredibly complex shoreline is losing ground https://www.postandcourier.com/news/slowly-but-surely-south-carolina-s-incredibly-complex-shoreline-is/article_46e18626-cde8-11e6-be82-6393ed1dbe62.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Does Arctic governance hold the key to achieving climate policy targets? http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aaa359/meta

How we measure global sea-level changes https://www.science.org.au/curious/earth-environment/how-we-measure-global-sea-level-changes-0

Cooling Melbourne http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-melbourne/sustainability/Pages/cooling-our-city.aspx

Satellite observations show sea levels rising, and climate change is accelerating it https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/12/world/sea-level-rise-accelerating/index.html

Climate-change–driven accelerated sea-level rise detected in the altimeter era http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/02/06/1717312115

NASA’s Longest Running Survey of Ice Shattered Records in 2017 https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/big-year-for-icebridge

King Tides and Rising Seas Are Predictable, and We’re Not Doing Enough About It http://floodlist.com/australia/king-tides-and-rising-seas-are-predictable-and-were-not-doing-enough-about-it

Miami could be underwater in your kid’s lifetime as sea level rise accelerates https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/333140002?__twitter_impression=true

Glaciers in the Tropics, but Not for Long https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=91716

“We are not prepared for today’s climate, let alone for another degree of global warming” http://time.com/5156775/climate-change-paris-agreement-research/

Unprecedented climate events: Historical changes, aspirational targets, and national commitments http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/2/eaao3354.full

In Fiji, villages need to move due to climate change http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/fiji-villages-move-due-climate-change-180213155519717.html

The effectiveness of communicative tools in addressing barriers to municipal climate change adaptation: lessons from the Netherlands http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14693062.2018.1434477#.WoXsePDoEnY.twitter

It’s misleading to ask what Earth’s ‘ideal temperature’ is. Here’s what’s really important https://mashable.com/2018/02/14/what-is-earths-ideal-temperature/#RsWPjkjKDiqN

Extreme weather to rise even if Paris goals are met: study http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/extreme-weather-to-rise-even-if-paris-goals-are-met-study/article/514908

Climate change may bring North Texas longer droughts, heavy rains, 120-degree temps within 25 years https://www.dallasnews.com/news/climate-change-1/2018/02/15/climate-change-may-bring-texas-longer-droughts-heavy-rains-120-temps-august-within-25-years

Polar ice is lost at sea https://grist.org/article/polar-ice-is-lost-at-sea/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Savannah converting flood lots into southside park http://savannahnow.com/news/2018-02-06/savannah-converting-flood-lots-southside-park#.Wn8DrkAdaEU.twitter

Towards endogenous disasters and climate adaptation policy making in Indonesia http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-04-2017-0084?journalCode=dpm

For Hurricane Surge, Designing to Exceed 2015 Codes Provides $7 Benefit for Each $1 Invested https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nibs.org/resource/resmgr/docs/MS_CodeCoastal-HurricaneSurg.pdf

Cities on Volcanoes https://www.citiesonvolcanoes10.com/informazioni-generali/

Critical Thresholds, Extreme Weather, and Building Resilience in the South Central United States http://i-s-e-t.org/resources/case-studies/critical-thresholds-extreme-weather-and-building-resilience.html

The Resilience Accelerator will work directly with cities to move resilience projects from concept to design http://www.100resilientcities.org/100rc-columbia-university-announce-resilience-accelerator-help-cities-take-critical-projects-address-major-challenges/

The Big One: Toba Explodes http://indiaeng.com/Tsunami-2004–Andaman%20fault/Toba%20Volcano,%20ch_3%20-%20Explosion.htm

Five communities that made the world a more resilient place in 2017 https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/five-communities-that-made-the-world-a-more-resilient-place-in-2017

Insurers urged to share cat models to help map flood risk https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/insurers-urged-share-cat-models-help-map-flood-risk-1004126875/

Gulf Stream Slowed as Hurricanes Struck https://eos.org/articles/gulf-stream-slowed-as-hurricanes-struck

Fort McMurray embraces plan to bolster wildfire prevention in region http://www.coldlakesun.com/2018/02/12/fort-mcmurray-embraces-plan-to-bolster-wildfire-prevention-in-region

A way to break the terrifying pattern of fire and flood http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-miller-post-fire-strategies-20180111-story.html

The world’s most dangerous cities https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/03/daily-chart-23?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/

Hurricane Damage Survey Likely to Help Worldwide http://floodlist.com/dealing-with-floods/hurricane-damage-survey-likely-to-help-worldwide?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Reducing flood risk in ‘dissolving’ town https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/reducing-flood-risk-in-dissolving-town-92088.aspx

Flood is a real concern for property valuation http://www.remonline.com/flood-real-concern-property-valuation/

Although some Houstonians want flood controls, new survey results show more don’t want to pay for them http://ussanews.com/News1/2018/02/13/although-some-houstonians-want-flood-controls-new-survey-results-show-more-dont-want-to-pay-for-them/

The Best Way To Buy Protection From Severe Storms? Invest In Nature https://www.forbes.com/sites/marktercek/2018/02/05/best-way-to-buy-protection-from-severe-storms-invest-in-nature/#6c2173421b24

Wisconsin is becoming wetter as lawmakers move to weaken rules for flood-preventing wetlands https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/02/14/wisconsin-becoming-wetter-lawmakers-move-weaken-rules-water-retaining-wetlands/331442002/

Reducing risk where tectonic plates collide https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/cir1428

The 100-year flood: Building ‘RiverSmart’ communities for flood resiliency in the Connecticut River Valley http://www.gazettenet.com/Preparing-for-damaging-floods-in-the-Pioneer-Valley-15402646

Scientists study Washington’s Rattlesnake Ridge for clues to prevent landslide disasters https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/a-landslide-observatory-scientists-study-washingtons-rattlesnake-ridge/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1

Mass shootings in the US since 2012 https://www.vox.com/a/mass-shootings-sandy-hook

Surveying soil from the sky: Can satellites predict droughts and floods? https://wle.cgiar.org/thrive/2018/01/22/surveying-soil-sky-can-satellites-predict-droughts-and-floods

 

Emergency Management

Homeless Crisis, Mental Health Problems Just a Couple Issues That Tie Up Fire Department http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Homelessness-Mental-Health-Problems-Just-a-Couple-Issues-That-Tie-Up-Fire-Department.html

Algorithm helps first responders identify vulnerable people during natural disasters http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20180205-algorithm-helps-first-responders-identify-vulnerable-people-during-natural-disasters

NSW coroner to inquire into 2017 Upper Hunter and Central West bushfire http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-08/dunedoo-coronial-inquiry-to-examine-catastrophic-nsw-fire/9408802

Unnatural Disaster: A (Wild)Fire-Side Story https://mahb.stanford.edu/blog/unnatural-disaster-fire/

After deadly 2008 tornado, Wynnewood, ‘miracle baby’, Castalian Springs rose from wreckage https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/sumner/2018/02/12/deadly-tornado-2008-wynnewood-miracle-baby-castalian-springs/317564002/

A lack of volunteers has forced some of the county’s 31 volunteer departments to hire on paid, part-time staff to answer fire and emergency medical service calls http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Erie-County-Group-to-Study-State-of-Volunteer-Emergency-Services.html?utm_content=bufferddbb7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Living in Mayon volcano’s shadow http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/living-in-mayons-shadow

Streamlined approach gives Qld fire and emergency services the edge in disasters http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2018/2/15/streamlined-approach-gives-qld-fire-and-emergency-services-the-edge-in-disasters

Earthquake Early Warning 5 seconds before ‘killer pulse’ http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/earthquake-early-warning-5-seconds-before-killer-pulse-6324/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

People ignore ‘catastrophic’ alerts, go to look at fires, study finds http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/people-ignore-catastrophic-alerts-go-to-look-at-fires-study-finds-20180209-p4yzuf.html

For Households: Technical Handbook on Design, Construction and Renovation of Typhoon-Resilient Low-Income Housing http://i-s-e-t.org/resources/working-papers/household-technical-handbook-typhoon-resilient-low-income-housing.html

Computer-generated imagery of the destruction of Pompeii http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/watch-the-destruction-of-pompeii-by-mount-vesuvius-re-created-with-computer-animation-79-ad.html

Volcanology Teaching Resources http://inthecompanyofvolcanoes.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/volcanology-teaching-resources.html

Ways to involve the community in preparing for a disaster https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/15/smarter-living/prepare-your-community-for-a-disaster.html

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

 

Twitter has thrived as a platform for academic research http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018/02/09/more-room-for-greater-depth-and-detail-implications-for-academic-research-of-twitters-expanded-character-limit/

Trust in social media for news declines in 2017 http://cms.edelman.com/sites/default/files/2018-01/2018_Edelman_Trust_Barometer_Global_Report_Jan.pdf

As an information source during Hurricane Harvey, millennials relied more heavily on social media than those aged over 40 http://www.uh.edu/class/hobby/harvey/HarveySurveyHighlights.pdf

Everything You Need to Know About Hashtags https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-hashtags/517028/

 

Sociology and Disasters

 

Lingering effects of 2011 disaster take toll in fallout-hit Fukushima, experts warn https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/01/31/national/social-issues/lingering-effects-2011-disaster-take-toll-fallout-hit-fukushima-experts-warn/#.WoCtOLyWbIV

How We Describe Complex Systems To Solve Global Dilemmas https://sciencetrends.com/describe-complex-systems-solve-global-dilemmas/

We need to analyze what puts disadvantaged communities at risk and engage marginalized people in disaster planning http://www.governing.com/commentary/col-disasters-disadvantaged-climate-justice.html