Today in disaster resilience (5 July 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Massive damage after worst floods in history hit Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia https://watchers.news/2019/06/30/massive-damage-after-worst-floods-in-history-hit-irkutsk-region-of-siberia-russia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

High-level eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2019/06/28/manam-eruption-june-27-2019/

Anxiety in Nigerian States as fear of flood mounts https://thenationonlineng.net/anxiety-in-states-as-fear-of-flood-mounts/

European heatwave: Spain battles major Catalonia wildfire https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48790242

Hail Storm Buries Parts of Mexican City of Guadalajara in Ice https://www.ecowatch.com/mexico-hail-storm-guadalajara-ice-2639041600.html

Ecuador – Evacuations After Rivers Overflow in Sucumbíos http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-landslides-sucumbios-june-2019

India – Dozens Dead After Torrential Rainfall in Mumbai and Maharashtra http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-mumbai-maharashtra-july-2019

Japan – 1 Million Ordered to Evacuate After Torrential Rain in Kyushu http://floodlist.com/asia/japan-rain-floods-kagoshima-miyazaki-july-2019

Russia – Irkutsk Floods Leave 18 Dead, 8 Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-irkutsk-floods-june-july-2019

Rain-triggered landslide buries World Heritage site in Kyushu http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201907020067.html

Stromboli: One dead as volcano erupts on Italian island https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48857422

8 Dead, 15 Missing After Dam Breach Floods Villages In Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/mumbai-rains-maharashtra-dam-breach-kills-2-more-than-20-still-missing-2063093

Rare EF-2 tornado hits Bendigo, Victoria, Australia https://watchers.news/2019/07/02/ef-2-tornado-near-bendigo-victoria-australia/

Wildfire forces entire First Nation community to evacuate https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/wildfire-forces-entire-first-nation-community-to-evacuate-1004165438/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Big quake rattles Southern California, damage reported northeast of Los Angeles https://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-quake/big-quake-rattles-southern-california-early-reports-of-damage-east-of-los-angeles-idUSKCN1TZ1VB?

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Jul 2019: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/82770/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Jul-2019-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Duk.html

Haiti – More Flash Floods in Ouest Department Leave 2 Dead and 3 Missing http://floodlist.com/america/haiti-floods-ouest-department-july-2019

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

UN chief warns of ‘grave climate emergency,’ says Paris Agreement goals not enough https://globalnews.ca/news/5447866/antonio-guterres-climate-emergency/

France records all-time highest temperature of 45.9C https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/28/france-on-red-alert-as-heatwave-forecast-to-reach-record-45c?CMP=share_btn_tw

Temperature rises will make Brisbane a ‘difficult place to live’ within 30 years, report finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-22/temperature-increases-from-climate-change-brisbane-unliveable/11227404

‘Precipitous’ fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/01/precipitous-fall-in-antarctic-sea-ice-revealed

Investment slow to adapt to climate change, hiking risks http://news.trust.org/item/20190701194525-2nyqi/

UN report on 1.5C blocked from climate talks after Saudi Arabia disputes science https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/06/27/un-report-1-5c-blocked-climate-talks-saudi-arabia-disputes-science/

How China’s sponge cities are preparing for sea-level rise https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/06/how-china-s-sponge-cities-are-preparing-for-sea-level-rise/

Australia posts hottest January-June for days as big dry rolls on https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/australia-posts-hottest-january-june-for-days-as-big-dry-rolls-on-20190702-p523f4.html

Climate change made European heatwave at least five times likelier https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jul/02/climate-change-european-heatwave-likelier?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate change: Antarctic Peninsula ‘can still avoid irreversible change’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48840528

Baked Alaska: record heat fuels wildfires and sparks personal fireworks ban https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/02/alaska-heat-wildfires-climate-change

Antarctic Land Ice Elevation Change Anomalies http://climatestate.com/2019/07/03/antarctic-land-ice-elevation-change-anomalies/

Initiatives for rehabilitation of climate change victims emphasized https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2019/07/04/initiatives-for-rehabilitation-of-climate-change-victims-emphasized

Migration cannot be the only option for people living on ‘drowning’ islands https://www.eco-business.com/opinion/migration-cannot-be-the-only-option-for-people-living-on-drowning-islands/

‘Unprecedented’ Wildfires Burned Across the Arctic Circle In June https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qv79b5/unprecedented-wildfires-are-burning-across-the-arctic-circle?utm_source=vicetwitterus

Climate scientist calls for ‘world war type mobilization’ to combat climate change https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/451497-climate-scientist-michael-mann-calls-for-world-war-type-mobilization-to-combat

Melted Alaska sea ice alarms coast residents, scientists https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/melted-alaska-sea-ice-alarms-coast-residents-scientists-64052510

Are parts of India becoming too hot for humans? https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/03/asia/india-heat-wave-survival-hnk-intl/index.html

The most effective way to fight climate change is to plant trees, over a trillion of them: study https://globalnews.ca/news/5461284/tree-plants-climate-change-study/?utm_source=%40globalnews&utm_medium=Twitter

In the world’s northernmost town, temperatures have risen by 4C, devastating homes, wildlife and even the cemetery https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2019/jul/01/its-getting-warmer-wetter-wilder-the-arctic-town-heating-faster-than-anywhere

A new top killer emerges in hurricanes, and many blame climate change https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article232137427.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

A Guide to Risk Management of Cultural Heritage https://www.iccrom.org/sites/default/files/201712/risk_management_guide_english_web.pdf

Unique, real-time street level flood prediction technology developed at Loughborough University has been commercially launched to save lives and livelihoods worldwide http://floodlist.com/forecasting-warning-systems/new-flood-prediction-technology-loughborough-university?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Intense, frequent wildfires will take increasing toll on health, studies say https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/06/30/wildfire-smoke-health-toll/#.XRlYnBIGDao.twitter

Iliamna Volcano landslide: a new image from the Alaska Volcano Observatory https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/07/01/iliamna-volcano-landslide/

Why Kogi can’t manage flood disasters – Stakeholders https://guardian.ng/news/why-kogi-cant-manage-flood-disasters-stakeholders/

Can the Quality of the Potential Flood Risk Maps be Evaluated? A Case Study of the Social Risks of Floods in Central Spain https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/11/6/1284

Oregon’s tsunami risk https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/oregons-tsunami-risk-between-the-devil-and-the-deep-blue-sea

The Twilight Zone between crisis and risk management: Why government needs to pay attention to creeping crises https://esharp.eu/opinion/the-twilight-zone-between-crisis-and-risk-management-why-government-needs-to-pay-attention-to-creeping-crises

CAG finds loopholes in BMC’s flood risk management plan https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/cag-finds-loopholes-in-bmcs-flood-risk-management-plan/articleshow/70050785.cms

Turning disaster into an opportunity for flood resilience https://www.c2es.org/content/turning-disaster-into-an-opportunity-for-flood-resilience/

How Earth Observation plays a crucial role in Flood Mapping https://www.thegeospatial.in/how-earth-observation-plays-crucial-role-in-flood-mapping-geospatial

Deep dive into flood resilience: “Even little steps will help” https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/deep-dive-into-flood-resilience-even-little-steps-will-help-171700.aspx

Canada – Insurance Body Calls for National Flood Action Plan After Costly Spring 2019 Floods http://floodlist.com/america/canada-insurance-national-flood-action-plan-spring-2019-floods?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Standing stronger together: Reflections on building resilience for small island states http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/standing-stronger-together-reflections-building-resilience-small-island-states?CID=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT

 

Emergency Management

The National Weather Service Will Soon Simplify The Vast Maze Of Weather Alerts They Issue https://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2019/06/29/the-national-weather-service-will-soon-simplify-the-vast-maze-of-weather-alerts-they-issue/#26c767cc70fb

The First 50 Things to Disappear from Store Shelves During an Emergency https://mdcreekmore.com/the-first-50-things-to-disappear-from-store-shelves-during-an-emergency/

Characteristics of Effective Emergency Managers (Part 2) https://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/managing-crisis/characteristics-of-effective-emergency-managers-part-2.html

Townsville floods: GPs integral to response and recovery https://insightplus.mja.com.au/2019/24/townsville-floods-gps-integral-to-response-and-recovery/

Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/24/us/wildfires-big-data-california.html

High-Tech Damage Assessment Speeds Disaster Recovery https://www.pnnl.gov/news-media/high-tech-damage-assessment-speeds-disaster-recovery

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Record Floods Prompt Nationwide Campaign https://anthropocenealliance.org/higherground

New School: A Modern Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Education for Children https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/new-school-a-modern-approach-to-disaster-risk-reduction-and-resilience-education-for-children

 

Disaster psychology

Climate-change anxiety is now a part of growing up. Pop culture has caught on https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/06/28/climate-change-anxiety-is-now-part-growing-up-pop-culture-has-caught/?utm_term=.e06d2c516355

Vicarious Trauma And Its Undeniable Link To Consumption Of Media http://theowp.org/vicarious-trauma-and-its-undeniable-link-to-consumption-of-media/

Flooding and the New Normal: What is the Role of Gender in Experiences of Post‐Disaster Ontological Security? https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/disa.12372?casa_token=uaHcnoOsHEEAAAAA:UR5PWwlIa3benNx7uDljyeraIk5nTljFuD2mLX9ft3FNm5PFKs4SBKerYc5hTczmnkFJUy0Kyi7Jin0

 

Sociology and Disasters

The Links between Climate Change, Disasters, Migration, and Social Resilience in Asia: A Literature Review https://reliefweb.int/report/world/links-between-climate-change-disasters-migration-and-social-resilience-asia-literature

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