Today in disaster resilience (9 November 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Severe storms claim 27 lives across Italy, one of the most complex meteorological situations of the past 50 to 60 years https://watchers.news/2018/11/04/severe-storms-italy-november-2018/

Deadly storms move through southeastern United States https://watchers.news/2018/11/02/thunderstorms-tornadoes-texas-oklahoma-mississippi-arkansas-november-2018/

Four people killed in new floods in Red Sea state https://reliefweb.int/report/sudan/four-people-killed-new-floods-red-sea-state

Indonesia – Deadly Floods in West Sumatra and West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-sumatra-west-java-november-2018

9 people from 2 families killed in Sicily flooding as Italy death toll rises to 29 https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/04/europe/italy-flooding-deaths/index.html

8 tornadoes confirmed after storms tore across Middle Tennessee https://www.wkrn.com/weather/7-tornadoes-confirmed-after-storms-tore-across-middle-tennessee/1578660229

Melbourne floods: More rain in 2 hours than September and October combined https://watchers.news/2018/11/06/melbourne-flood-australia-november-6-2018/

Fuego volcano enters new eruptive phase, Guatemala https://watchers.news/2018/11/07/fuego-volcano-guatemala-november-2018/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Disappearing Islands: What Happens To Their Nations and People? https://medium.com/@riad.meddeb/disappearing-islands-what-happens-to-their-nations-and-people-f318c374188

It’s not rocket science: Climate change was behind this summer’s extreme weather https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-not-rocket-science-climate-change-was-behind-this-summers-extreme-weather/2018/11/02/b8852584-dea9-11e8-b3f0-62607289efee_story.html?utm_term=.93b71bf41560

UK heatwaves lasting twice as long as 50 years ago – Met Office https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/02/uk-heatwaves-lasting-twice-as-long-as-50-years-ago-met-office

Rising danger of deadly river floods with global warming https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/rising-danger-deadly-river-floods-global-warming

They Know Seas Are Rising, but They’re Not Abandoning Their Beloved Cape Cod https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23102018/cape-cod-sea-level-rise-trump-voters-climate-change-questions-science-based-coastal-building-codes

Climate comms research round-up https://climateoutreach.org/climate-communications-research-round-up/#november

The global temperature was well above average in October 2018 https://climate.copernicus.eu/surface-air-temperature-october-2018

This simulation aims to enable a better understanding of the mechanisms of glaciation https://www.cscs.ch/science/earth-env-science/2018/an-ice-age-lasting-115000-years-in-two-minutes/

A rising tide of climate resilience https://www.resilience.org/stories/2018-11-06/a-rising-tide-of-climate-resilience/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Australian students plan school strikes to protest against climate inaction https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/nov/07/australian-students-plan-school-strikes-to-protest-against-climate-inaction

‘Risk data hub’ to enhance EU resilience to climate hazards https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/risk-data-hub-to-enhance-eu-resilience-to-climate-hazards/

The world’s deltas are at risk of being drowned due to rising relative sea levels as a result of climate change http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/474/2219/20180396

EIB survey: 70% of Spaniards believe climate change is a threat to humanity https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/11/08/inenglish/1541671878_582991.html?id_externo_rsoc=TW_CM_EN

Climate change: Actuaries sound extreme weather alarm for insurers https://www.afr.com/news/climate-change-actuaries-sound-extreme-weather-alarm-for-insurers-20181107-h17lr4

 

Disaster risk reduction

Tsunami are a clear and ever-present danger https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2018/11/01/commentary/world-commentary/tsunami-clear-ever-present-danger/#.W99gLNIzbIX

Definition of a Disaster http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/definition-of-a-disaster.html

The majority of the world’s cities are highly exposed to disasters https://reliefweb.int/report/world/worlds-cities-2018

Turkey: Micro-earthquakes preceding an earthquake near Istanbul as early warning signs? https://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/media-and-communication/news/details/article/micro-earthquakes-preceding-an-earthquake-near-istanbul-as-early-warning-signs/

A new probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment for Australia http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/events/public-talks/public-talks-archive/a-new-probabilistic-tsunami-hazard-assessment-for-australia

Sava Flood Forecasting Warning System: example of transboundary cooperation on flood forecasting https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/sava-flood-forecasting-warning-system-example-transboundary-cooperation-flood-forecasting/

How tsunami risk informs natural hazard management https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yFP4YaB2GE

Good Resilience Planning Involves More Than Building Barriers – It’s About Making Connections http://www.100resilientcities.org/good-resilience-planning-making-connections/

The concept of resilience: a bibliometric analysis of the emergency and disaster management literature https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328754513_The_concept_of_resilience_a_bibliometric_analysis_of_the_emergency_and_disaster_management_literature

Data from Kaikōura quake features in updated geological map of NZ https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/updated-map

How do natural hazards cascade to cause disasters? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06783-6

Improving NC’s Floodplain Buyout Program https://www.coastalreview.org/2018/11/improving-ncs-floodplain-buyout-program/

Meeting on regional co-op for building resilience to disasters opens in Tehran https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/429279/Meeting-on-regional-co-op-for-building-resilience-to-disasters#

If precipitation extremes are increasing, why aren’t floods? https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018WR023749

Protecting Canadian Communities from Floods https://www.intactcentreclimateadaptation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Climate-Change-Adaptation-Projects-FINAL.pdf

FEMA floodmaps failed to predict Mexico Beach flooding http://www.newsherald.com/news/20181103/fema-floodmaps-failed-to-predict-mexico-beach-flooding

Even locals who believe climate change is real have a hard time grasping that NYC will almost certainly be flooded beyond recognition http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/09/new-york-future-flooding-climate-change.html

Argentina’s mega-storms attract army of meteorologists https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07268-2

‘We want the opportunity to rebuild out of the floodplain’ https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060102125?platform=hootsuite

Weathering financial shocks from disasters in the Pacific Islands https://www.gfdrr.org/en/feature-story/weathering-financial-shocks-disasters-pacific-islands

How science can help us prepare for disasters https://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/how-science-can-help-us-prepare-for-disasters/story-SLozme2ezuYOu0LpG7so7J.html

Hurricane Michael Teaches New Home Building Lessons https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiegold/2018/11/07/hurricane-michael-teaches-new-home-building-lessons/#2f0a161d48e9

Unplanning a disaster: What India should learn from Kerala https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/61693

Hurricane Michael was a deadly reminder that many FEMA flood-risk maps are faulty https://therealdeal.com/miami/2018/11/04/hurricane-michael-was-a-deadly-reminder-that-many-fema-flood-risk-maps-are-faulty/

Natural disasters cost Japan over $10 billion http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/123999.php

The US next housing crash could be caused by weather, not Wall Street – here are the places that should be worried https://www.businessinsider.com.au/housing-hurricanes-floods-weather-building-2018-10?r=US&IR=T

 

Emergency Management

Tropical Cyclone Warning Advice http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/about/warnings/advice.shtml

Lessons from tropical storms Urduja and Vinta disasters in the Philippines https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-03-2018-0077?journalCode=dpm

California’s new earthquake warnings deliver critical seconds of notice https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/california-s-new-earthquake-warnings-deliver-critical-seconds-notice

Reconstructing Hurricane Harvey to Find Its Overlooked Victims https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/10/hurricane-harvey-houston-recovery-aid-federal-funds-fema/573094/?utm_medium=social&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_term=2018-11-02T18%3A29%3A13&utm_campaign=city-lab&utm_source=twitter?utm_source=twb

It was a disaster on an almost inconceivable scale, then the world moved on https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/03/it-was-a-disaster-on-an-almost-inconceivable-scale-then-the-world-moved-on

Estimating the Lost Economic Production Caused by Internal Displacement Because of Disasters https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13753-018-0190-9

Tsunami Emergency Planning in Australia Handbook https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/tsunami-planning-handbook/

Early warning and community preparedness in the Pacific http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/preventing-the-next-disaster.html

Puerto Rico governor creates “9/20 Committee” to improve protocols on counting disaster deaths https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/puerto-rico-governor-creates-9-20-committee-to-establish-protocols-on-counting-disaster-deaths/?__twitter_impression=true

Rising Costs Feared to Crimp Puerto Rico’s Building Boom https://www.wsj.com/articles/rising-costs-feared-to-crimp-puerto-ricos-building-boom-1541500202

Tough choices for Uganda landslide survivors https://www.irinnews.org/news-feature/2018/11/06/tough-choices-uganda-landslide-survivors?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

In Disaster’s Grip, Again and Again, on Indonesian Island https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/world/asia/indonesia-earthquake-tsunami-sulawesi.html

The first mile of warning systems: who’s sharing what with whom? https://odihpn.org/blog/first-mile-warning-systems-whos-sharing/

Typhoon Haiyan: A Tale of Relief and Recovery https://adb.exposure.co/typhoon-yolanda

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Building the Resilience of 8250 students through Tsunami Simulation Drills http://www.lk.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2018/11/05/building-the-resilience-of-8250-students-through-tsunami-simulation-drills-.html

Schools’ Flood Emergency Preparedness in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-018-0175-8

Guidebook on community disaster preparedness https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/61446

World Tsunami Awareness Day http://www.un.org/en/events/tsunamiday/

Online game aims to save lives by educating children on how to identify storm surges http://www.lboro.ac.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2018/october/storm-force-game-launched/

Over 750 schoolchildren participate in tsunami evacuation trainings in coastal areas http://www.tl.undp.org/content/timor_leste/en/home/newscentre/articles/2018/over-750-schoolchildren-participate-in-tsunami-evacuation-traini.html

Child-centred disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/files/61522_childcentreddrrr2abriefeng2018.pdf

It can take just 15 cm to float a car http://15tofloat.com.au/

Students want more DRR education https://www.unisdr.org/archive/61721

Stop Disasters Game http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/

Flood Snakes & Ladders game is available online http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/our-outputs/flood-snakes-and-ladders/

2018 Resilient Australia National School Award https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAby63zE_aE

2018 Resilient Australia National Award https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op8qPJtsYF4

Evacuation drills in all tsunami-prone schools in the Philippines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5W3YgT86UA

 

Sociology and Disasters

The unequal vulnerability of communities of color to wildfire https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0205825

Substitute or Complement? How Social Capital, Age and Socioeconomic Status Interacted to Impact Mortality in Japan’s 3/11 Tsunami https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3278259

Rural versus urban perspective on coastal flooding: The insights from the U.S. Mid-Atlantic communities https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096318301037

What causes nations to recover from disasters? An inquiry into the role of wealth, income inequality, and social welfare provisioning https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091830712X

Disasters, local organizations, and poverty in the USA, 1998 to 2015 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11111-018-0304-8

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Today in disaster resilience (26 October 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Qatar Floods After Almost A Year’s Rain Falls In One Day https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/qatar-floods-after-almost-a-years-rain-falls-in-one-day-1935018

Bayelsa flood a major national disaster https://twinklenews.com/bayelsa-flood-a-major-national-disaster-vp-osinbajo/

Flooding in Trinidad https://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/local/a-flood-of-caring-citizens-rally-to-help-victims/article_03551f4a-d551-11e8-bd0f-0f13b4ecaa83.html

An area larger than Perth torched by out-of-control bushfire in WA https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-20/massive-area-in-kimberley-torched-by-out-of-control-bushfire/10398450

Spanish firefighter dies as flash flooding hits south https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article220400880.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rome suffers freak hailstorm and flooding https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45938879

Torrential rain causes flash floods in Sicily http://ilglobo.com.au/news/40760/torrential-rain-causes-flash-floods-in-sicily/

Italy floods: Heavy rain causes bridge to ‘turn into waterfall’ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-floods-rain-video-bridge-waterfall-weather-europe-a8597481.html

National disaster declared in Trinidad and Tobago after widespread floods https://watchers.news/2018/10/22/trinidad-and-tobago-flood-october-2018/

Extensive damage after large tornado hits Nicosia, Cyprus https://watchers.news/2018/10/22/nicosia-cyprus-tornado-october-21-2018/

Hurricane Willa batters Mexico, sparking floods, outages https://indianexpress.com/article/world/hurricane-willa-batters-mexico-sparking-floods-outages-5415581/

Jordan floods: At least 18 dead after torrential rains sweep away students on school trip near Dead Sea https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/jordan-floods-dead-sea-death-toll-rain-latest-update-school-trip-teachers-students-a8601611.html

Extreme Category 5 typhoon, the worst U.S. storm since 1935, leaves Northern Mariana Islands devastated https://www.washingtonpost.com/energy-environment/2018/10/24/extreme-category-typhoon-yutu-makes-devastating-landfall-northern-mariana-islands-us-commonwealth/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a02ff739f63a

Kenya: Floods As Heavy Rains Pound Mombasa https://allafrica.com/stories/201810250677.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Oct 2018: Stromboli volcano, Krakatau, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/71303/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Oct-2018-Stromboli-volcano-Krakatau-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Sa.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Public views on climate change and climate scientists http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/10/04/public-views-on-climate-change-and-climate-scientists/?utm_content=buffera3a46&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate change and mental health: risks, impacts and priority actions https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5984805/

Climate Change and Cities: What We Need to Do https://www.forbes.com/sites/uhenergy/2018/10/15/climate-change-and-cities-what-we-need-to-do/#7e22971d28f6

Wentworth’s crack of light on climate change https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/alan-kohler/wentworths-crack-of-light-on-climate-change/news-story/b88b6bc46c7adfc6bf93fa316c63f115

Climate change: Nauru’s life on the frontlines https://theconversation.com/climate-change-naurus-life-on-the-frontlines-105219

Large increase in global storm runoff extremes driven by climate and anthropogenic changes https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06765-2

Greenland’s ice sheets hold clues to global sea-level rise https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/10/greenland-ice-sheet-predicts-sea-level-rise-climate-change/?user.testname=none

Visualizing Specific Impacts of Climate Change Could Change Behavior https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/visualizing-specific-impacts-of-climate-change-could-change-behavior/

‘Dire’ IPCC report ignites headlines, media coverage https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/10/dire-climate-report-ignites-media-coverage/

Framing future rises in global temperature in the context of previous regionally-specific extreme heat events https://blogs.agu.org/sciencecommunication/2018/10/23/imagine-how-hot-the-future-will-be-by-looking-to-your-past/

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries https://www.apnews.com/1227c98709d24a5a921def3463655f6e

Remote Hawaiian Island Wiped Off The Map https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/hawaii-east-island-lost-to-hurricane-walaka-french-frigate-shoals-climate-change_us_5bcf2a8ee4b055bc9484e803

‘Despair’ as global carbon emissions to hit new record in 2018 http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/10/18/despair-global-carbon-emissions-hit-new-record-2018/

Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration: A Research Agenda https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25259/negative-emissions-technologies-and-reliable-sequestration-a-research-agenda

Explainer: What is Global Warming? https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-45971337/explainer-what-is-global-warming

 

Disaster risk reduction

Iran floods result of government mismanagement https://irannewswire.org/iran-floods-result-of-government-mismanagement/

Scientists warn flooding to be more common in Central Texas https://www.statesman.com/news/20181019/scientists-warn-flooding-to-be-more-common-in-central-texas

Why some earthquakes are so deadly https://theconversation.com/why-some-earthquakes-are-so-deadly-104880

Recent Hurricanes Underscore Critical Need for Better Flood-Ready Infrastructure Standards https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/10/19/recent-hurricanes-underscore-critical-need-for-better-flood-ready-infrastructure-standards

Government-funded buyouts after disasters are slow and inequitable – here’s how that could change https://theconversation.com/government-funded-buyouts-after-disasters-are-slow-and-inequitable-heres-how-that-could-change-103817?

What We Learned From Hurrricane Florence http://science.unctv.org/content/video/Florence

Newly discovered fault lines could trigger 7.2 earthquake in Oregon https://www.kron4.com/news/national/newly-discovered-fault-lines-could-trigger-72-earthquake-in-oregon/1542528407

Could Michael get reclassified as a stronger hurricane? It wouldn’t be the first https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article220164630.html

FEMA Releases New Bulletin Aligning Mitigation Planning and the Community Rating System http://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=569

Potential and Limitations of Open Satellite Data for Flood Mapping https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/10/11/1673

Has Houston gone insane? New homes in the flood plains https://www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/article/Has-Houston-gone-insane-New-homes-in-the-flood-13328280.php

George Town: another major fatal landslide in Penang, Malaysia https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/10/24/penang-1/

Quake split a tectonic plate in two, and geologists are shaken https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/10/news-tectonic-plate-split-earthquakes-tsunamis-geology/?user.testname=none

There Are 40 Volcanoes Erupting On Earth Right Now. Here’s Why That’s Not Strange https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/24/there-are-40-volcanoes-erupting-on-earth-right-now-heres-why-thats-not-strange/#2815df226836

Disaster Risk Reduction and violent conflict in Africa and Arab states: implications for the Sendai Framework priorities https://www.odi.org/publications/11208-disaster-risk-reduction-and-violent-conflict-africa-and-arab-states-implications-sendai-framework

Why does the US need another flood map? https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/why-does-the-us-need-another-flood-map/

How UK universities are building flood resilience in Vietnam and Peru https://environmentjournal.online/articles/how-uk-universities-are-building-flood-resilience-in-vietnam-and-peru/

Franz Josef: Developing resilience in a community at risk https://resiliencechallenge.nz/hazard-programme/franz-josef-developing-resilience-in-a-community-at-risk/

Egypt prepares for winter, works to finish flood control projects http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/59470/Egypt-prepares-for-winter-works-to-finish-flood-control-projects

 

Emergency Management

After China Warning To India, Arunachal Districts On Flood Alert https://in.news.yahoo.com/china-warning-india-arunachal-districts-105050474.html

Hurricane Florence: By the numbers (for now) https://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20181020/hurricane-florence-by-numbers-for-now

Hurricane Michael unearthed 19th century shipwrecks in Florida https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/10/20/hurricane-michael-unearthed-ship-wrecks-dog-island-florida/1712168002/?platform=hootsuite

Hurricanes Florence, Michael Raise the Issue of Public Health During Disaster http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Hurricanes-Florence-Michael-Raise-the-Issue-of-Public-Health-During-Disaster.html

The city of Houston suspected that many people in need after Harvey weren’t getting aid from the federal government, so they contracted with Civis Analytics to build a new, data-driven mode https://www.fastcompany.com/90251020/big-data-determines-that-post-disaster-aid-doesnt-go-to-the-people-who-most-need-it

Puerto Rico Bonds Soar, Pointing to Hope for Restructuring https://www.wsj.com/articles/puerto-rico-bonds-soar-after-revised-forecast-for-disaster-funding-1540222127

Lack of flood insurance heaps misery on homeowners slammed by Hurricane Florence https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/09/16/florence-and-flood-insurance/1327854002/

Getting More out of Storm Surge Forecasts: Emergency Support Personnel Needs in North Carolina https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WCAS-D-17-0074.1

Household Disaster Preparedness in New York City before Superstorm Sandy: Findings and Recommendations https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jhsem.ahead-of-print/jhsem-2017-0002/jhsem-2017-0002.xml?format=INT

Helping the Chronically Ill During Natural Disasters https://www.domesticpreparedness.com/healthcare/helping-the-chronically-ill-during-natural-disasters/

Five ways to do better post-disaster assessments http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/five-ways-do-better-post-disaster-assessments

Using graphs for good: Modelling multi-hazard impact scenarios to better inform communities and emergency services https://resiliencechallenge.nz/hazard-programme/using-graphs-for-good/

Census OnTheMap Data Tool Helps Measure Impact of Disasters https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2018/10/tracking-hurricanes-potential-impact-on-workforce-industries.html

‘It was just erased.’ A North Carolina community, devastated by hurricane flooding twice in two years, contemplates the future https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/it-was-just-erased-north-carolina-community-devastated-by-hurricane-flooding-twice-in-two-years-contemplates-the-future/2018/10/24/cf0f24e8-d635-11e8-aeb7-ddcad4a0a54e_story.html?utm_term=.3ed47f67619a

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

A theoretical foundation for children’s involvement in disaster risk reduction activities https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5804784/

Students can play an active role in their own emergency response http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2018/06/11/tsunami-drills-in-thailand-show-that-students-can-play-an-active-role-in-their-own-emergency-response-.html

How collective action produces psychological change and how that change endures over time: A case study of an environmental campaign https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/bjso.12270

No PhDs needed: how citizen science is transforming research https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07106-5

Resilient Australia Awards finalists https://www.aidr.org.au/news/national-finalists-of-the-2018-resilient-australia-awards-announced/

Radio crucial following Hurricane Michael http://www.newsherald.com/news/20181022/radio-crucial-following-hurricane-michael

You’re Misusing the Term ‘100-Year Flood’ https://www.outsideonline.com/2358486/youre-misusing-term-100-year-flood

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Idea behind Crowdsource Rescue: collect calls for help posted on social media, geolocate them, and route volunteers to the distressed parties https://www.wired.com/story/an-app-built-for-hurricane-harvey-is-now-saving-lives-in-florida/amp?__twitter_impression=true

Instagram To The Rescue? Universities Spearheading Crowdsourced Flood Information App https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkart/2018/10/15/instagram-to-the-rescue-universities-spearheading-crowdsourced-flood-information-app/#21750a5e443f

 

Disaster Psychology

Rising rates of anxiety, anger and sadness follow extreme weather and global warming https://www.cbc.ca/radio/checkup/growing-ecological-grief-is-the-mental-health-cost-of-climate-change-1.4871666

Perceptions of floods and flood risk in Hull past/present/future https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectdetails.aspx?PJID=101726

Volunteer firefighter is met with challenges in getting PTSD diagnosis https://globalnews.ca/news/4592247/volunteer-firefighter-ptsd-diagnosis/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Why I study Māori and indigenous disaster response https://thespinoff.co.nz/atea/12-10-2018/why-i-study-maori-and-indigenous-disaster-response/

The association between social cohesion and community disaster resilience: A cross-sectional study https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/hsc.12674

Youth engagement in disaster recovery strengthens social ties, fosters a sense of community https://www.whysocialscience.com/blog/2018/10/23/because-it-helps-build-resilience-in-the-face-of-disasters?fbclid=IwAR2ag26ntj0Q-7Z016F4uu7y_nBk1cJrTX_yXqC0aMamLe2FHszjdSjX9e0

Today in disaster resilience (26 January 2018)

Disaster

 

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

A look at the flood, ice damage on Newfoundland’s west coast http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/water-damage-roads-washed-out-west-coast-newfoundland-1.4488529

Sydney’s Royal National Park bushfire downgraded after burning 600 hectares http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-20/sydneys-royal-national-park-blaze-downgraded/9345834

France floods: Red alert warnings issued as river levels rise https://www.thelocal.fr/20180122/south-west-france-on-alert-for-floods-as-downpours-continue?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Heavy rain and partial snow storm hit west Libya http://www.libyanexpress.com/heavy-rain-and-partial-snow-storm-hit-west-libya/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ireland and UK – Evacuations and Flood Rescues as Heavy Rain Causes Flash Flooding http://floodlist.com/europe/ireland-wales-devon-january-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kentucky school shooting leaves two students dead, 17 injured http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-24/2-dead-17-injured-in-kentucky-school-shooting/9355102?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 56,000 people flee https://www.yahoo.com/news/philippine-volcano-spews-fountains-lava-big-ash-plumes-005557402.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=tw

Mount Kusatsu-Shirane erupts after 35 years of calm, leaves one dead and 18 injured https://watchers.news/2018/01/23/mount-kusatsu-shirane-erupts-after-35-years-of-calm/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Powerful M7.9 earthquake hits Gulf of Alaska, triggers tsunami warnings https://watchers.news/2018/01/23/gulf-of-alaska-earthquake-tsunami-watch-hawaii/

Significant winter storm brings heavy snow and ice to Midwest, Plains https://watchers.news/2018/01/22/significant-winter-storm-brings-heavy-snow-and-ice-to-midwest-plains/

Rare snow, heaviest since 2014 brings Tokyo to a standstill https://watchers.news/2018/01/23/rare-snow-heaviest-since-2014-brings-tokyo-to-a-standstill/

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Jan 2018: Dukono volcano, Agung, Mayon, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Kadovar https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/67196/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Jan-2018-Dukono-volcano-Agung-Mayon-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Kadovar.html

Earthquake swarm in progress along the coast of NSW, Australia https://watchers.news/2018/01/24/earthquake-swarm-in-progress-along-the-coast-of-nsw-australia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

European river flood risk increases http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/european-river-flood-risk-increases-180124091755156.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

In the Tasman Sea during their expedition to investigate the relationship between tectonics and global climatic changes 50 million years ago https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2550-voyages-of-discovery

Will Cape Town be the first city to run out of water? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42626790#24348876-tw#1515852386943

Three Year Hot Streak “Existential Threat to Planet” http://www.unisdr.org/archive/56684

2017: Another record-breaking year for heat and extreme weather https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56697

Sydney weather: City to go from big heat to big sweat as hot 2018 start rolls on http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-weather-city-to-go-from-big-heat-to-big-sweat-as-hot-2018-start-rolls-on-20180121-h0lyb7.html

El Niño in World History https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/978-1-137-45740-0

Heat loss from the Earth triggers ice sheet slide towards the sea https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/au-hlf011818.php

Mapping the Maldives for climate change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXuK7ehjAa8&feature=youtu.be

Climate change and weather extremes: Both heat and cold can kill https://theconversation.com/climate-change-and-weather-extremes-both-heat-and-cold-can-kill-77449?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Subjective measures of household resilience to climate variability and change: insights from a nationally representative survey of Tanzania https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol23/iss1/art9/

As reservoirs run dry, Cape Town races to improve its climate resilience https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/2018/01/as-reservoirs-run-dry-cape-town-races-to-improve-its-climate-resilience/

New climate model promises to help avoid dangerous global warming http://science.anu.edu.au/news-events/news/new-climate-model-promises-help-avoid-dangerous-global-warming

Shrinking Mountain Glaciers Are Affecting People Downstream https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/shrinking-mountain-glaciers-are-affecting-people-downstream/

Beyond headline mitigation numbers: we need more transparent and comparable NDCs to achieve the Paris Agreement on climate change https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3281&utm_content=buffer9be42&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Big Jump of Record Warm Global Mean Surface Temperature in 2014-2016 Related to Unusually Large Oceanic Heat Releases http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL076500/abstract

Drivers of atmospheric CO2 http://folk.uio.no/roberan/t/CO2_drivers.shtml

Two scary Antarctic glaciers might be joining forces to speed up melt http://grist.org/briefly/two-scary-antarctic-glaciers-might-be-joining-forces-to-speed-up-melt/?utm_content=bufferc000d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Disaster risk reduction

 

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

100 Years Ago: Deadliest Flu in History Killed Tens of Millions: Could it Happen Again? https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/2018/january/100-years-ago-deadliest-flu-in-history-killed-tens-of-millions-could-it-happen-again

100 million dead trees in the Sierra are a massive risk for unpredictable wildfires http://news.berkeley.edu/2018/01/18/sierra-wildfire-risk/?utm_content=buffer446ff&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

55% of India’s Natural Disasters This Century Have Been Floods, Says Report http://www.news18.com/news/india/55-percent-of-indias-natural-disasters-this-century-have-been-floods-says-report-1637889.html

Evaluating partnerships to enhance disaster risk management using multi-criteria analysis: An application at the pan-European level https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00267-017-0959-4

Natural hazard mitigation saves: 2017 interim report https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56608

Reconstructing Christchurch: A seismic shift in building structural systems https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56563

Guide to facilitating community-led disaster risk management https://www.crs.org/sites/default/files/tools-research/guide-to-facilitating-community-led-disaster-risk-management.pdf

Senior Professor Ross Bradstock | The future of bushfires: Are we ready for the Big Burn? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBKwy7mFUnI&t=2s

How Houston’s newest homes survived Hurricane Harvey http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-na-houston-harvey-home-survivors/

The GloFAS system is composed of an integrated hydrometeorological forecasting chain and of a monitoring system that analyzes daily results and shows forecast flood events on a dedicated web platform http://globalfloods.jrc.ec.europa.eu/user-information/data-and-methods

Only three out of 160 social housing towers reclad after Grenfell fire https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/22/only-three-out-of-160-social-housing-towers-reclad-after-grenfell-fire

Looming Landslide Stokes Fears, May Help Disaster Predictions https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/looming-landslide-stokes-fears-may-help-disaster-predictions/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

Here come the megacities http://edge.ensia.com/here-come-the-megacities/

Further improvements needed to manage major flood risk in Paris and Seine basin http://www.oecd.org/newsroom/further-improvements-needed-to-manage-major-flood-risk-in-paris-and-seine-basin.htm

Big storms steal the headlines in the U.S., but flooding puts far more people at risk. And it’s going to get worse https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-01-12/world-s-biggest-weather-threat-isn-t-hurricanes

Corps Pitches Unprecedented Watershed Study After Harvey http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Corps-Pitches-Unprecedented-Watershed-Study-After-Harvey.html

City in a Swamp: Houston’s Flood Problems Are Only Getting Worse https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22012018/houston-flood-plain-development-hurricane-harvey-reservoirs-overflow?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

With 90% of Hull standing below the high-tide line, its devastating recent floods were a sign of things to come https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/jan/03/hull-flood-plain-sea-level-yorkshire

Volcanoes of the World Database http://volcano.si.edu/

Buildings that better survive earthquakes http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/2018629110/buildings-that-better-survive-earthquakes

 

Emergency Management

Tepco spots Fukushima fuel debris in reactor 2, says fuel rod assembly ‘fell out of reactor’ https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/01/20/national/tepco-spots-fukushima-fuel-debris-reactor-2-says-fuel-rod-assembly-fell-reactor/#.WmT-7ryWbIV

Yes, Hawaii emergency management stuck a password on a sticky note https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/01/18/yes-hawaii-emergency-management-stuck-a-password-on-a-sticky-note/

Building resilience to disasters https://www.mercycorps.org/articles/helping-communities-recover-faster-after-disaster

India: Odisha to get hi-tech cyclone early warning system soon http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/odisha-to-become-first-state-to-have-an-early-warning-system-in-april/story-3zCtM2g17cwpANmDQEIPmI.html

This report was produced by Florida’s House of Representatives Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness. It provides an overview of the events during hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56662

A participatory process to develop a landslide warning system: Paradoxes of responsibility sharing in a case study in Upper Austria http://www.mdpi.com/2079-9276/6/4/54

Towards an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness and response: Lessons learnt from non-nuclear events https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56611

Socio-economic consequences of post-disaster reconstruction in hazard-exposed areas https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-017-0002-z

Australian disaster resilience handbook 4: Evacuation planning https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56588

Mapping disasters https://mapaction.org/

Multi-User Virtual Reality Environment (MUVR) for conducting Subway Evacuation drills using Unity 3D and Oculus Rift http://www.cs.bowiestate.edu/sharad/vrlab/Subway.html

Names of Montecito mudslide victims released http://abc7.com/2930517/

Report on response to natural disasters and emergencies in NZ released https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/report-response-natural-disasters-and-emergencies-released

A software tool to help estimate how long it would take to recover from an earthquake and what socio-economic factors might influence recovery http://calseismic.org/2018/01/16/back-to-normal-earthquake-recovery-modeling-tool/

Fewer than half of FEMA Harvey requests approved, data show http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Fewer-than-half-of-FEMA-Harvey-requests-approved-12515142.php?utm_campaign=twitter-desktop&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

County issued conflicting evacuation warnings before deadly Montecito mudslides http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-montecito-mud-20180123-story.html

Building back safer and stronger: A roadmap for Puerto Rico http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/370355-building-back-safer-and-stronger-a-roadmap-for-puerto-rico#.Wmjruj1SneU.twitter

Building Kathmandu Back Better http://www.unisdr.org/archive/56747

Victoria mayor defends tsunami evacuation plan as text-alert subscriptions soar http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/victoria-tsunami-alert-warning-vic-alerts-1.4501221

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Diversity in Disaster Conference https://www.diversityindisaster.com/

What Paris looked like during the 1910 ‘flood of the century’ https://www.thelocal.fr/20180123/in-pictures-what-paris-looked-like-during-the-1910-flood-of-the-century

European Flood Awareness System produced by Norrkoeping Visualization Center https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kBJ4Uw32XI

More destructive earthquakes received more media coverage leading to a longer duration of elevated public interest in earthquakes https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/526296/what-googling-trends-tell-us-about-public-interest?redirectedFrom=fulltext

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Whether Twitter really is a public sphere or if it is simply a platform capitalist that monetises displays of outrage? http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018/01/24/do-we-misrecognise-the-political-power-of-twitter/

 

 

Disaster psychology

Trust and distrust of tsunami vertical evacuation buildings: Extending protection motivation theory to examine choices under social influence http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917302108

Concern over climate change linked to depression, anxiety: study https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climate-depression/concern-over-climate-change-linked-to-depression-anxiety-study-idUSKBN1F738X

 

Sociology and Disasters

 

Building resilience through transitions http://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2018-01-18-from-social-to-transformative-innovations.html