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 (2 November 2018)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Israel assisting Jordan after flash floods kill 20, mostly children https://www.cufi.org.uk/news/israel-assisting-jordan-after-flash-floods-kill-20-mostly-children/

Flash flooding destroys villages in Qandil http://www.rudaw.net/english/lifestyle/271020181

The rain has caused the wadis and roads to flood in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah https://gulfnews.com/news/uae/weather/weather-in-uae-heavy-rain-floods-wadis-around-jebel-jais-in-rak-1.2294647

Three-quarters of Venice flooded by exceptional high tide https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/29/venice-experiences-worst-flooding-since-2008

10 die in Anambra flood https://www.today.ng/news/metro/official-10-die-anambra-flood-166470

6 dead as Italy endures tornadoes, heavy rains, flooding in Venice https://www.syracuse.com/us-news/index.ssf/2018/10/venice_italy_flood_rain.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Typhoon Yutu turns deadly as it roars through northern Philippines https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/typhoon-yutu-philippines-1.4883540?cmp=rss

Severe storm hits Croatia, dumps record-breaking rain https://watchers.news/2018/10/30/hurricane-force-jugo-croatia-seiche-october-2018/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

15,000 Displaced in Asuncion as Flooding Paraguay River Rises https://www.telesurenglish.net//english/news/15000-Displaced-in-Asuncion-as-Flooding-Paraguay-River-Rises-20151209-0033.html

Italy storms kill 11 and floods inundate St Mark’s Basilica, Venice https://www.theguardian.com/weather/2018/oct/30/water-rises-to-three-feet-in-st-marks-basilica-after-venice-floods

At least 14 killed in Saudi Arabia after unusually intense storms cause major flash floods https://watchers.news/2018/10/31/saudi-arabia-floods-october-2018/

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Nov 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Barren Island, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/71483/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Nov-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Barren-Island-Dukono-Reventa.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Arctic Sea Ice as a climate indicator http://wxshift.com/climate-change/climate-indicators/arctic-sea-ice

Every year, more than twenty million people – an average of one person every second – are displaced because of climate-related disasters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFizi7UTlPo&feature=youtu.be

How Scientists Cracked the Climate Change Case https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/opinion/climate-change-global-warming-trump.html

Australia urged to model economic effects of 1.5C and 2C climate increases https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/oct/25/australia-urged-to-model-economic-effects-of-15c-and-2c-climate-increases

Reality Check: Which form of renewable energy is cheapest? https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45881551

Why a warmer world may equal a wetter Arctic https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181029135218.htm

Yukon glaciers and what they say about climate change https://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/yukon-glaciers-and-what-they-say-about-climate-change-in-depth-1.4874114

Climate change: Five cheap ways to remove CO2 from the atmosphere https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45967215

China, France launch satellite to study climate change http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/china-france-launch-satellite-to-study-climate-change/article/535662#.W9do3UQ8HeM.twitter

Current approach to protecting England’s coastal communities from flooding and erosion not fit for purpose as the climate changes https://www.theccc.org.uk/2018/10/26/current-approach-to-protecting-englands-coastal-communities-from-flooding-and-erosion-not-fit-for-purpose-as-the-climate-changes/

GHWR, a multi-method global heatwave and warm-spell record and toolbox https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata2018206

Huge Antarctic iceberg breaks off Pine Island Glacier https://www.axios.com/giant-iceberg-breaks-off-pine-island-glacier-antarctica-bd762a27-69ef-4efc-91e5-0352fd180672.html

Sea level rise forcing Bangladeshis to migrate https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/migration/news/sea-level-rise-forcing-bangladeshis-to-migrate.html

Global Warming Is Messing with the Jet Stream. That Means More Extreme Weather https://insideclimatenews.org/news/31102018/jet-stream-climate-change-study-extreme-weather-arctic-amplification-temperature

Projected changes in persistent extreme summer weather events: The role of quasi-resonant amplification http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/10/eaat3272

Study: Oceans warming 60 percent more than previously thought https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/10/31/Study-Oceans-warming-60-percent-more-than-previously-thought/6071541016135/

Australia solar output overtakes wind power in September for first time https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-solar-output-overtakes-wind-power-in-september-for-first-time-23173/#disqus_thread

Wicked solutions for wicked problems http://adaptation-undp.org/wicked-solutions-wicked-problems

Islands need support to face shocking impacts of 1.5C global warming http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/11/01/islands-need-support-face-shocking-impacts-1-5c-global-warming/

 

Disaster risk reduction

A review of themes in disaster resilience literature and international practice since 2012 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328522979_A_review_of_themes_in_disaster_resilience_literature_and_international_practice_since_2012

Does Wildfire Mitigation Work? 16 Examples and Counting! https://fireadaptednetwork.org/does-wildfire-mitigation-work-16-examples-and-counting/

The Whistle Episode 1: Earthquakes and the San Andreas Fault https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFq3b2pSiws&feature=youtu.be

Reducing Risk Before Disaster Strikes: Seven Lessons from Turkey https://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/news/reducing-risk-disaster-strikes-seven-lessons-turkey

Flood Prediction Using Machine Learning Models: Literature Review https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/10/11/1536

Smartphones may help better predict flash floods http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Young-Hans/2018-10-29/Smartphones-may-help-better-predict-flash-floods/433331

Niger approves N300m to address erosion, flooding https://www.environewsnigeria.com/niger-approves-n300m-to-address-erosion-flooding/

Fuel Matters: Why Wildfire Behavior Depends on What’s Burning https://www.kqed.org/science/1928625/__trashed-35

Ghana must move from coping with floods, to adapting for them https://theconversation.com/ghana-must-move-from-coping-with-floods-to-adapting-for-them-104493

New report highlights need to tackle flood risk facing England’s coastal communities https://www.nic.org.uk/news/new-report-highlights-need-to-tackle-flood-risk-facing-coastal-communities/

UK Climate Projections: impacts on appraisal of flood schemes https://www.jbaconsulting.com/knowledge-hub/uk-climate-projections-appraisal/

The potential benefits associated with investing in mitigation for select utility and transportation infrastructure https://www.nibs.org/page/mitigationsaves

An interdisciplinary research agenda to explore the unintended consequences of structural flood protection https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/5629/2018/

Can we predict earthquakes before they happen? https://www.science.org.au/curious/earth-environment/understanding-earthquake-hazard?fbclid=IwAR3N8l5O7-3KGB7n576i77BRHoC5FtCWNYQNyUf7jx_XqVcuGoXAW6_YuM4

Hard-adaptive measures can increase vulnerability to storm surge and tsunami hazards over time https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-018-0137-6

Preparing for our new extremes https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/preparing-for-our-new-extremes

Mapping Mediterranean UNESCO World Heritage Sea-level Rise Flood Risk https://www.geolounge.com/mapping-mediterranean-unesco-world-heritage-sea-level-rise-flood-risk/

World Disasters Report 2018 https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/world-disaster-report-2018/

A Supervolcano’s Colossal Eruption Has Been Lying About Its Age https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/10/a-supervolcanos-colossal-eruption-has-been-lying-about-its-age/

Introduction into Australian Volcanic Activity https://volcanohotspot.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/australia-1-introduction-into-australian-volcanic-activity/

Flood modelling for large and complex risks https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/flood-modelling-for-large-and-complex-risks/

Improving UK flood resilience by smart satellite tasking and rapid modelling https://www.ambientalrisk.com/improving-uk-flood-resilience-smart-satellite-tasking-rapid-modelling/

Strengthening Sint Maarten: Lessons Learned after Hurricane Irma https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/154?utm_source=NHC+Master+List&utm_campaign=f8b3d36445-DR680_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dabc309806-f8b3d36445-54441865

 

Emergency Management

Failed cooperation in times of natural disasters: explaining the rejection of humanitarian aid https://academic.oup.com/irap/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/irap/lcy025/5142412?redirectedFrom=fulltext

What is inclusive emergency management? https://soundcloud.com/j-school-talks/what-is-inclusive-emergency-management-california-is-leading-the-way

Flashback, 1968: The Blue Mountains engulfed by fires https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/flashback-1968-the-blue-mountains-engulfed-by-fires-20181025-p50bxe.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1540682635

2018 Was Most Active Hurricane Season on Record http://www.startribune.com/2018-was-most-active-hurricane-season-on-record/498781791/

Trump declares major disaster after Super Typhoon Yutu strikes Northern Mariana Islands https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/10/27/trump-declares-major-disaster-after-super-typhoon-yutu/1788252002/

New Skeletons From Pompeii Shed Light On Humans’ Response To Disaster https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/10/25/new-skeletons-from-pompeii-shed-light-on-humans-response-to-disaster/#5f490c2e4d69

One month on: Disaster ravaged Sulawesi drenched by heavy rains, more than 220,000 still homeless https://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/one-month-disaster-ravaged-sulawesi-drenched-heavy-rains-more-220000-still-homeless

When disasters displace people, land records and geospatial data are key to protect property rights and build resilience https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/land-records-and-geospatial-data-are-key-protect-property-rights-build-resilience?cid=SHR_BlogSiteShare_XX_EXT

Emotional Nadal recounts devastation caused by deadly floods https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/article220757505.html

Transport Sector Recovery: Opportunities to Build Resilience https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/transport-sector-recovery.pdf

Government Lawyer Says Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Response Plan ‘Does Not Exist’ https://www.npr.org/2018/10/30/662345336/government-lawyer-says-puerto-ricos-hurricane-response-plan-does-not-exist?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Failed cooperation in times of natural disasters: explaining the rejection of humanitarian aid https://academic.oup.com/irap/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/irap/lcy025/5142412?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Grenfell Tower: The fires that foretold the tragedy https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-45982810

Rebuilding After a Hurricane: Why Does It Take So Long? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/nyregion/rebuild-home-hurricane.html

‘Monumental Disaster’: Call for Action as 2018 Floods Recede, Leaving Destruction and Hunger https://www.ogoninews.com/en/society/162-monumental-disaster-call-for-action-as-2018-floods-recede-leaving-destruction-and-hunger

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Most of Wellington – and the rest of New Zealand – hasn’t done basic earthquake preparation https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/108108458/most-of-wellington–and-the-rest-of-new-zealand–hasnt-done-basic-earthquake-preparation

Earth Challenge 2020: A Citizen Science Initiative https://www.earthday.org/campaigns/earthchallenge2020/

Citizen scientists are documenting priceless archaeological sites at risk of inundation https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/10/citizen-scientists-document-archaeological-sites/

Learning about seismology https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/#language=1

Fiji Tsunami Drill Mobile App https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj5eQfqVLjg&t=4s

What Drives Plate Tectonics? Overview of processes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf8xvhb1eBE&feature=youtu.be

Building volcanoes, caves, and other features in an “open-world” computer game is an engaging way to teach the next generation about Earth https://eos.org/project-updates/digging-deep-into-geosciences-with-minecraft

Will your home be safe in a natural disaster? https://www.eqc.govt.nz/be-prepared

How simulations help prepare aid workers for disasters http://www.redcross.ca/blog/2018/10/how-simulations-help-prepare-aid-workers-for-disasters

Year-Round Fire Season Means Always Living ‘Evacuation Ready’ https://www.npr.org/2018/09/25/648093156/year-round-fire-season-means-always-living-evacuation-ready

Building resilient generations through tsunami preparedness http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/programmes-and-initiatives/SchoolTsunamiPreparedness.html

The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain: Contributions of Volunteered Geographic Information to Community Disaster Resilience https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2018.00183/full

Tonga: Safe evacuation route built to meet needs of school tsunami preparedness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeQ3pEw7VvA

World Tsunami Awareness Day 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3j9PJn_gVU&feature=youtu.be&list=PLBDwPnveHho9_hpJxoBvOk8_T-RUqJziQ

 

Disaster Psychology

The mental health toll of a changing climate https://theweek.com/articles/802441/mental-health-toll-changing-climate

An Introduction to Crowd Psychology http://www.workingwithcrowds.com/introduction-crowd-psychology/

Effects of climate change on mental health and well-being https://health2016.globalchange.gov/mental-health-and-well-being

People’s capacities in facing hazards and disasters: an overview https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s11069-018-3519-1?author_access_token=2Ctctnk22h26It3cogR6wPe4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY7fAJCw3p4Rv55Gk1U9KHe349iO5R5d_va-YEOimUa3j0zk4_avCfXX2jFe3T-aY6EsEdNw1HujzTqd_CXMwbxc0baP7Ng4t2PcyE8oeWBIng%3D%3D

 

Sociology and Disasters

Why So Many People May Never Recover From Hurricane Michael https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/poor-people-hurricane-michael-recovery_us_5bc8a498e4b0d38b5875ce60

Co‐evolving supportive networks and perceived community resilience across disaster‐damaged areas after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Selection, influence, or both? https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1468-5973.12244

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

Political economy of planned relocation: A model of action and inaction in government responses https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378018301237?via%3Dihub

Digging deeper: participation and non-participation in post-disaster community recovery https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15575330.2012.730538

Loneliness isn’t just an issue for the old. It’s a problem for the young too https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/03/loneliness-is-not-just-an-issue-in-old-age-young-people-suffer-too

Not Them: Why Mexico’s New Leaders Should Act Before the Next Earthquake https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/162?utm_source=NHC+Master+List&utm_campaign=f8b3d36445-DR680_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dabc309806-f8b3d36445-54405454

 

Today in disaster resilience (19 October 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Storm Callum: One killed as Wales suffers ‘worst flooding for 30 years’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45838058

27 injured as hurricane-force winds batter Portugal https://www.euronews.com/2018/10/14/27-injured-as-hurricane-force-winds-batter-portugal

Death toll climbs to 24 as flood situation improves in Odisha http://www.wionews.com/india-news/death-toll-climbs-to-24-as-flood-situation-improves-in-odisha-171509

Flash floods sweep through valleys in Norway https://www.newsinenglish.no/2018/10/14/flash-floods-sweeping-through-valleys/

4 months’ worth of rain in 6 hours floods southern France, death toll in Europe rises to 31 https://watchers.news/2018/10/14/flood-europe-october-2018/

Flash flooding and landslides devastate Indonesia https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/flash-flooding-and-landslides-devastate-indonesia/news-story/2af1ddbe93cccb21b222c93d19ffa301

Oman and Yemen – Tropical Cyclone ‘Luban’ Leaves 3 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/oman-yemen-tropical-cyclone-luban-october-2018

11 dead in France flooding, as three months of rain falls in one night https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/2168701/11-dead-france-flooding-three-months-rain-falls-one-night

A 2nd victim has died in the Texas flooding, but the Llano River is going down https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/16/us/texas-llano-river-flooding/index.html

45 people and 33 000 livestock killed, 17 400 homes destroyed in Niger floods https://watchers.news/2018/10/17/niger-floods-2018/

Tunisia – Deadly Floods After Heavy Rain in Central and Northern Areas http://floodlist.com/africa/tunisia-floods-october-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Oct 2018: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Kerinci, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/71186/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Oct-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Kerinci-Reventador-Turrialba-S.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

One of the leading climate scientists of our time is warning of the horrifying possibility of 15-to-20 feet of sea-level rise https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/climate-change-sea-level-rise-737012/

Individual action won’t achieve 1.5C warming – social change is needed, as history shows https://theconversation.com/individual-action-wont-achieve-1-5-warming-social-change-is-needed-as-history-shows-104643

Climate change is becoming so real that it’s gaining converts for a carbon price https://qz.com/1422126/climate-change-is-forcing-investors-to-put-a-price-on-carbon/

Climate change provided high octane fuel for Hurricane Michael https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-provided-high-octane-fuel-for-hurricane-michael/

‘Jaw dropping’: New Zealand offers lessons in tackling climate change https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/jaw-dropping-new-zealand-offers-lessons-in-tackling-climate-change-20181012-p509di.html

With climate change fiction, novelists aim for ‘radical empathy’ https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/309764/climate-change-fiction-novelists-aim-radical-empathy/

Sea Level Rise and the Fate of Coastal Cities https://earth.google.com/web/@34.7325449,-94.20824275,312.21005962a,12000013.90194194d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CjASLhIgNzJlM2QwZWU3NGMyMTFlODhjMWNiZjg2OTQ1ZTVlZWMiCnZveV9zcGxhc2g

Raising awareness of climate change in Kiribati https://www.caritas.org.au/learn/programs/pacific—kiribati-building-disaster-response-and-preparedness-of-caritas-partners

Make best use of time to prepare for sea level rise, says coast flood expert http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk-coast-forum-sea-level-rise-john-curtin-environment-agency-1-5735781

2018 is “almost guaranteed” to be Earth’s 4th-warmest year on record https://www.axios.com/climate-change-global-warming-2018-4th-warmest-7d71bd47-f45c-4c52-afde-acdf3ba77688.html

After the panicky IPCC report on climate change, it’s easy for pessimism to set in – but that would be conceding defeat https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/14/climate-change-taking-action-rebecca-solnit?CMP=share_btn_fb

A new scenario resource for integrated 1.5 °C research https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0317-4

Exacerbated fires in Mediterranean Europe due to anthropogenic warming projected with non-stationary climate-fire models https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06358-z

Transforming Vulnerability: Shelter, Adaptation, and Climate Thresholds https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-transforming-vulnerability

The Dutch Can’t Save Us From Rising Seas https://www.citylab.com/perspective/2018/10/the-dutch-cant-save-us-from-rising-seas/573079/?utm_source=twb

Cool solutions http://idrc.canadiangeographic.ca/blog/cool-solutions-heat-stress-south-asia.asp

More floods and droughts in a warmer world. But certain regions will be worse off than others https://www.circleofblue.org/2018/world/u-n-climate-report-water-extremes-unevenly-distributed-worsen-with-more-heat/

While my island nation sinks, Australia is doing nothing to solve climate change https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2018/oct/10/while-my-island-nation-sinks-australia-is-doing-nothing-to-solve-climate-change

NASA’s New Satellite Will Provide Best Picture Yet of How Much and How Fast Seas Will Rise https://www.newsweek.com/2018/10/26/nasa-new-satellite-will-give-scientists-their-best-picture-yet-how-much-and-1170964.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

Flood-hit Kerala has to sensibly re-think its tourism model – sustainability is a must https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/flood-hit-kerala-has-to-sensibly-re-think-its-tourism-model-sustainability-is-a-must/1348176/

Africa, Arab States to deliver on Sendai https://www.unisdr.org/archive/61210

Reducing disaster risks in Kenya, Sierra Leone and Indonesia https://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/reducing-disaster-risks-kenya-sierra-leone-and-indonesia

Only way to prevent disasters is anticipate and plan carefully https://www.nation.co.ke/oped/opinion/Only-way-to-prevent-disasters-is-anticipate-and-plan-carefully/440808-4803724-jtqst8/index.html

Among the Ruins of Mexico Beach Stands One House, Built ‘for the Big One’ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/14/us/hurricane-michael-florida-mexico-beach-house.html#click=https://t.co/ZcrrrNEg6P

The city politics of an urban age: urban resilience conceptualisations and policies https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-018-0074-z

Hurricane Michael insured losses could total up to $4.5B https://www.wral.com/report-hurricane-michael-insured-losses-could-total-up-to-4-5b/17915497/

Solomon Islands to get new seismic monitoring network https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Solomon-Islands-seismic-monitoring

Disaster preparedness in Bangladesh: A shift in paradigm https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/environment/news/disaster-preparedness-shift-paradigm-1646194

Building better before the next disaster: How retrofitting homes can save lives and strengthen economies https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/building-better-next-disaster-how-retrofitting-homes-can-save-lives-and-strengthen-economies?cid=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT

Flash flood risks grow as downpours get more intense https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/10/yes-downpours-are-getting-more-intense/

A Fiscally Based Scale For Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WAF-D-17-0174.1?fbclid=IwAR3yERTt4P8nknf6OO2T-T0f0LZLmh4Wt_UnO2LNjUf8gHB8FhTuB33jsHQ&

Yes, a tsunami could hit Sydney – causing flooding and dangerous current https://theconversation.com/yes-a-tsunami-could-hit-sydney-causing-flooding-and-dangerous-currents-103348

Dutch Masters: The Netherlands exports flood-control expertise https://www.earthmagazine.org/article/dutch-masters-netherlands-exports-flood-control-expertise

Envisioning urban resilience for Tanzania https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/61258

Creating a web map of flood risk https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-online/analytics/determine-flood-risk/

The latest disaster in Indonesia shows the need for the global system put in place in the wake of 2004’s devastating waves https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/04/is-the-world-ready-for-the-next-big-tsunami/

Plan to address Boston flooding http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/10/marty_walsh_unveils_plan_to_address_boston_flooding_climate_change

World’s first wind-mapping satellite set to launch https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05976-3

Why floodplains need to be protected http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/why-floodplains-need-be-protected

After Hurricane Michael, A Call For Stricter Building Codes In Florida’s Panhandle https://www.npr.org/2018/10/17/658156093/after-michael-a-call-for-stricter-building-codes-in-floridas-panhandle?utm_medium=RSS

Surface water: The biggest flood risk of all: Speech by Sir James Bevan KCMG, Chief Executive, Environment Agency https://www.gov.uk/government/news/surface-water-the-biggest-flood-risk-of-all

Tsunami scientists clash with Indonesian government over rules on foreign research https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07030-8

Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds https://www.apnews.com/9ddb3deeec9a49d6a1349b78f1ca0f03

Earthquake sensor network aims to give B.C. crucial seconds to prepare for the ‘Big One’ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/installation-of-underwater-earthquake-early-warning-sensors-complete-1.4867638

Our opinion: Interactive flood-risk map can be a useful tool http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20181018/our-opinion-interactive-flood-risk-map-can-be-useful-tool

As climate change batters U.S. cities, some discuss ‘managed retreat’ http://news.trust.org//item/20181018123410-897y3/

 

Emergency Management

Indonesia limits foreign aid https://www.pri.org/file/2018-10-12/indonesia-limits-foreign-aid

Florida schools scramble to get students back in class after Hurricane Michael https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/14/us/hurricane-michael-schools-students/

Hurricane Michael killed her husband as she watched. She refused to leave his body in the wreckage https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/13/us/hurricane-michael-victim-widow/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_us+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+U.S.%29

Diversity in Disaster Monograph https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/media/6031/diversity-in-disaster-monograph.pdf

At epicentre of Indonesia disaster, Guterres praises resilience of Sulawesi people https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/10/1022962

One Red Cross aid worker’s experience with Indonesia’s back-to-back disasters https://medium.com/@AmericanRedCross/through-my-eyes-one-red-cross-aid-workers-experience-with-indonesia-s-back-to-back-disasters-86b788045bfd

Disasters reveal gender gap https://www.unisdr.org/archive/61189

An imperfect storm: Professionalism and politics in disaster management https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/410859-an-imperfect-storm-professionalism-and-politics-in-disaster

South Island Alpine Fault Earthquake Response (SAFER) Framework https://mailchi.mp/10c290cb547f/introducing-the-safer-framework

Indonesia is reeling from a series of geologically-triggered disasters https://earther.gizmodo.com/indonesia-faces-long-road-to-recovery-after-earthquake-1829756065?IR=T

Why the Current Hurricane Rating System Needs to Be Scrapped https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-the-current-hurricane-rating-system-needs-to-be-scrapped

Hurricane Michael’s destruction wasn’t limited to the Florida coast https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/10/13/hurricane-michael-struck-rural-areas-coastal-communities/1632273002/

Hurricane Michael Death Toll Rises To At Least 29 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hurricane-michael-death-toll-rises-to-at-least-29_us_5bc645ade4b0d38b58728fd0

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dukes-of-hazards-the-emergency-management-podcast/id810691908?mt=2&i=1000407561644

Inside Hurricane Michael’s dangerous, unreal world for first responders https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/10/12/hurricane-michael-relief-disaster-government-response-column/1614920002/

Ghosts of Kedarnath floods: 5 years on, remains of 670 victims still unidentified https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ghosts-of-kedarnath-floods-5-years-on-remains-of-670-victims-still-unidentified/story-QP6TPd4aaPlzv0xKbltMMM.html

Why Stay During A Hurricane? Because It’s Not As Simple As ‘Get Out’ https://www.npr.org/2018/10/18/658258370/why-stay-during-a-hurricane-because-its-not-as-simple-as-get-out?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=environment

Near Real-Time Extracting Wildfire Spread Rate from Himawari-8 Satellite Data https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/10/10/1654/htm

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The importance of raising public awareness about disaster risk https://blog.dfat.gov.au/2018/10/12/the-global-battle-to-reduce-disaster-losses-will-be-won-or-lost-in-asia-and-the-pacific/

Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pets http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/tips/pets-disaster.html

Missing: A cutting-edge hub for risk communication for action http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/mediaactioninsight/entries/1aefac0e-749c-4927-afca-5ebe82ec7fca

Few Auckland businesses ready for disaster https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12143069

Scientists aim to use crowdsourced data to improve flood predictions https://phys.org/news/2018-10-scientists-aim-crowdsourced.html

Should we stop calling hurricanes natural disasters? http://www.theweek.co.uk/97063/should-we-stop-calling-hurricanes-natural-disasters

Multi Hazard School Drills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iy6Wi-idjI

Small businesses and flooding: What are the options? https://www.fsb.org.uk/resources/small-businesses-and-flooding-what-are-the-options

Indonesia’s indigenous languages hold the secrets of surviving disaster https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/61249

Hazard communication by volcanologists: part 2 – quality standards for volcanic hazard assessments https://appliedvolc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13617-018-0079-8

Warrimoo Public School recognised for bushfire ready program https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/5705368/warrimoo-public-school-recognised-for-bushfire-ready-program/

Without captions, warnings about Hurricane Michael failed to reach disabled https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-disabilities/without-captions-warnings-about-hurricane-michael-failed-to-reach-disabled-idUSKCN1MN0D0

Millions Worldwide To Participate In 2018 Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/millions-worldwide-to-participate-in-2018-great-shakeout-earthquake-drills-300733237.html

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Heart-wrenching images of Hurricane Michael flood social media https://aleteia.org/2018/10/15/heart-wrenching-images-of-hurricane-michael-flood-social-media/

 

Disaster Psychology

Recovering emotionally from disaster https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/recovering-disasters.aspx

If you’re suffering from climate grief, you’re not alone https://grist.org/article/climate-grief-un-ipcc-report/

‘A Little Broken’ – First Responders Grapple With Unseen Scars of the 2017 Fire Siege https://www.kqed.org/news/11698335/a-little-broken-first-responders-grapple-with-unseen-scars-of-the-2017-fire-siege

It’s what you don’t imagine that kills you https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-what-you-dont-imagine-kills-kelly-mckinney-1e/?published=t

 

Sociology and Disasters

Perceived neighborhood boundaries: A missing link in modeling post-disaster housing recovery https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303436

Indonesia’s Disaster Politics https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/09/indonesias-disaster-politics-sulawesi/

Podcast: Social capital: tough ties for tough times (with Professor Daniel Aldrich) https://www.thegloaming.com.au/podcast/2018/7/socialcapital-danielaldrich

Responding to natural disasters: Examining identity and prosociality in the context of a major earthquake https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/bjso.12281

Using a natural experiment to estimate the electoral consequences of terrorist attacks http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/10/01/1800302115

 

Today in disaster resilience (5 October 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Three people missing as cyclone brings flash floods in Greece https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-greece-weather-medicane/three-people-missing-as-cyclone-brings-flash-floods-in-greece-idUKKCN1M90RN

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Central Sulawesi on Friday, 28 September at 17.02 (Western Indonesia time). The quake subsequently caused a tsunami that hit coastal areas in Palu City and Donggala. As of 1 October, 844 people are known to have died and more than 600 people are severely injured. https://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/asia-and-pacific-weekly-regional-humanitarian-snapshot-25-sep-01-oct-2018

Akurana suffers worst floods in 20 years http://www.ft.lk/news/Akurana-suffers-worst-floods-in-20-years/56-663823

Powerful typhoon bears down on flood-battered Japan http://news.trust.org/item/20180930032731-oy508/

Death toll from an earthquake and tsunami that decimated parts of the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi has jumped to more than 1300 http://www.thenational.scot/news/16955800.indonesia-tsunami-death-toll-rises-as-relief-efforts-stall/

Another Indonesian Volcano Is Showing Signs Of Restlessness. Here’s What You Need To Know https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/02/another-indonesian-volcano-is-showing-signs-of-restlessness-heres-what-you-need-to-know/#36dc767b7530

Nigeria floods update https://www.acaps.org/sites/acaps/files/products/files/20181002_acaps_briefing_note_nigeria_floods_update_ii.pdf

Uruguay – Flash Floods Leave 4 Dead, Dozens Displaced http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-floods-september-2018

Croatia – Flash Floods in Dubrovnik After Record Rainfall http://floodlist.com/europe/croatia-floods-dubrovnik-record-rainfall-october-2018

USA and Mexico – Evacuations and Rescues After Flooding Rain From Storm Rosa http://floodlist.com/america/usa-mexico-flooding-storm-rosa-october-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Oct 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Soputan, Gamalama, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70923/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Oct-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Krakatau-Soputan-Gamalama-Dukono-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

September 2018 – Australia’s driest September on record http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/month/aus/archive/201809.summary.shtml

As climate change raises global temperatures, are the droughts happening more often? Are the floods getting worse? https://theconversation.com/trust-me-im-an-expert-australias-extreme-weather-103903?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Melting of the Greenland Ice, Seen Up Close https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/10/01/how-the-greenland-ice-is-melting-up-close/

UN report highlights govt inaction on climate https://en.prothomalo.com/environment/news/184251/UN-report-highlights-govt-inaction-on-climate

The Long Hot Summer (part 2) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csxlqb

Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate chance sceptics https://phys.org/news/2018-10-experiencing-extreme-weather-convince-climate.html

The intersection of global fragility and climate risks https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60927

Developing climate risk management approaches for flood risks https://indexinsuranceforum.org/resilience-document/developing-climate-risk-management-approaches-flood-risks

Leaving No One Behind in Advancing Climate Actions: Implications and Opportunities https://www.wri.org/blog/2018/09/insider-leaving-no-one-behind-advancing-climate-actions-implications-and-opportunities

Natural gas could warm the planet as much as coal in the short term http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/natural-gas-could-warm-planet-much-coal-short-term

Climate Change Is Forcing the Insurance Industry to Recalculate https://www.wsj.com/graphics/climate-change-forcing-insurance-industry-recalculate/

Hurricane Florence caused up to $22 billion in damages. Climate change made the storm worse https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/10/3/17925470/hurricane-florence-2018-devastation-climate-change-flood-sea-level-rise

Climate data release again delayed by Government, FOI documents show http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-04/government-delayed-release-of-climate-data-again:-foi-shows/10333056

‘This drought is different’: it’s drier and hotter – and getting worse https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/04/this-drought-is-different-its-drier-and-hotter-and-getting-worse?CMP=share_btn_tw

The new normal? How climate change is making droughts worse https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2018/oct/03/the-new-normal-how-climate-change-is-making-droughts-worse

‘Reasons to be hopeful’ on 1.5C global temperature target https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45720740

Climate Change May Cost the U.S. More Than Almost Any Other Country https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a23552633/climate-change-social-cost-of-carbon/

How deadly is 50-degree heat? Australia’s cities face the new reality of climate change http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-29/50-degree-cities-becoming-closer-to-reality/10308350

Hydrologic impacts of climate change: Comparisons between hydrological parameter uncertainty and climate model uncertainty https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169418306838

Stronger winds as a result of climate change could trigger rapid change in Southern Ocean https://www.climatescience.org.au/content/1219-stronger-winds-could-trigger-rapid-change-southern-ocean

Projecting the Likely Rise of Future Heat Impacts Under Climate Change for Selected Urban Locations in South and Southeast Asia https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-sheltering-series-9

Sea level rise accelerates over time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0D9XTgiGs&feature=youtu.be

Global warming increases potential wildfire damage in Mediterranean Europe https://phys.org/news/2018-10-global-wildfire-potential-mediterranean-europe.html

Prepare for 10 Feet of Sea Level Rise, California Commission Tells Coastal Cities https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/prepare-for-10-feet-of-sea-level-rise-california-commission-tells-coastal-cities/?amp

Adaptation to Resilience Planning: Alternative Pathways to Prepare for Climate Change http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0739456X18801057?journalCode=jpea

Limiting global warming to 1.5C and what it means for Australia https://climate-kic.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/1.5-Degrees-FAQs_A4Report_FINAL.pdf

Vietnam’s children and the fear of climate change https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45738136

Climate scientists are struggling to find the right words for very bad news https://www.washingtonpost.com/energy-environment/2018/10/03/climate-scientists-are-struggling-find-right-words-very-bad-news/?utm_term=.eb9945d7cad9

 

Disaster risk reduction

The Wellington Lifelines Regional Resilience Project https://resiliencechallenge.nz/economics-programme/the-wellington-lifelines-regional-resilience-project/

APEC Races to Contain Disaster Shocks https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2018/1001_warning

New weather model could increase tornado-warning times https://phys.org/news/2018-10-weather-tornado-warning.html

The Rising Costs of Hurricanes https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rising-costs-of-hurricanes-1538222400

UNISDR calls for greater attention to disaster risk in Pacific’s “Ring of Fire” https://www.unisdr.org/archive/60938

Warning system might have saved lives in Indonesian tsunami https://apnews.com/110eb42c03324a08bff5b3e6b58c309e

Lismore to serve as a national “living laboratory”, hosting a research centre to focus on identifying flood risks and how to cope with their aftermath https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/living-laboratory-national-flood-study-centre-opens-amid-dry-times-20181001-p5072z.html?btis

Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia: Progress, Challenges, and Issues https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317344717_Disaster_Risk_Reduction_in_Indonesia_Progress_Challenges_and_Issues

Bristol could be getting a flood and road tunnel under the Avon Gorge https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/bristol-could-getting-flood-road-2053325

Charleston mayor heading to Netherlands to study flood controls https://www.postandcourier.com/news/charleston-mayor-heading-to-netherlands-to-study-flood-controls/article_672a52f6-c10b-11e8-9107-2b17f320e11f.html

Practical and theoretical issues: Integrating urban planning and emergency management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60932

Developing Disaster Risk Management Approaches for Climate Risks https://indexinsuranceforum.org/resilience-document/developing-disaster-risk-management-approaches-climate-risks

Resilience paradigm: Facts for transformation https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60860

Dependence, trust, and influence of external actors on municipal urban flood risk mitigation: The case of Lomma Municipality, Sweden https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918307295

FraneItalia: a catalog of recent Italian landslides https://geoenvironmental-disasters.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40677-018-0105-5

New national flood research centre emerges from the Lismore deluge https://www.scu.edu.au/engage/news/latest-news/2018/new-national-flood-research-centre-emerges-from-the-lismore-deluge.php

LiDAR-based flood model that has been developed to better understand how flooding evolves during a storm http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/52

Lessons from Typhoon Nari: Storm Resistant Housing Shown To Be Effective https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-typhoon-nari

Ohio Saves More than $20 Million in Taxpayer Money by Mitigating Properties http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Ohio-Saves-More-than-20-Million-in-Taxpayer-Money-by-Mitigating-Properties.html

Flooding situations are worsened by poor land use policies https://www.builderonline.com/building/unsustainable-development-heightens-flood-risks_o

This Might Be Why Buildings In Indonesia Were Swallowed Up By The Ground https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/02/this-might-be-why-buildings-in-indonesia-were-swallowed-up-by-the-ground/#5191ff3b1722

Countdown to the Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.unisdr.org/conference/2018/afrp-acdrr

Scientists Aren’t Sure What Triggered Indonesia’s Deadly Tsunami http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/10/scientists-arent-sure-what-triggered-indonesias-deadly-tsunami/

Waze already helps Norfolk track flooding. Soon, it could predict the future https://pilotonline.com/news/local/environment/article_78e14a90-9406-11e8-b191-b77f43df07bc.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

Boiling clouds of ash and gas, moving 100 mph, pose a greater threat than lava, yet the world lacks volcano safety standards https://massivesci.com/articles/volcano-danger-hawaii-world-safety/

Why Nigeria is not prepared to deal with flooding https://theconversation.com/why-nigeria-is-not-prepared-to-deal-with-flooding-104018

Worldwide evaluation of mean and extreme runoff from six global-scale hydrological models that account for human impacts http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aac547/meta

Why Indonesia’s tsunamis are so deadly https://theconversation.com/why-indonesias-tsunamis-are-so-deadly-104158?utm_medium=amptwitter&utm_source=twitter

Would the U.S. Tsunami Warning System Have Averted Indonesia’s Disaster? https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/tsunami-early-warning-systems-pacific-northwest/571888/

Are the Indonesia earthquake and volcanic eruption related? https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/10/03/indonesia-earthquake-and-volcanic-eruption-they-related/1513205002/

Floods are increasingly likely because of the combination of climate change and our growing habit of paving over green spaces https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/03/weatherwatch-climate-change-will-bring-more-floods-can-we-predict-them?CMP=share_btn_tw

Indonesia earthquake: soil liquefaction blamed for building collapses https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/02/indonesia-earthquake-soil-liquefaction-blamed-for-building-collapses

Kolkata Gets India’s First Comprehensive City-Level Flood Forecasting and Warning System https://www.adb.org/news/kolkata-gets-indias-first-comprehensive-city-level-flood-forecasting-and-warning-system

Howard County approves $17 million for Ellicott City flood plan https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/howard-county-approves-17-million-for-ellicott-city-flood-plan/

Bangkok is sinking. Here’s how a new park can protect the city from flooding https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/bangkok-has-created-a-sponge-park-to-combat-future-flooding/

The elimination of smallpox showed how humans can work together to solve deadly global problem https://theconversation.com/the-elimination-of-smallpox-showed-how-humans-can-work-together-to-solve-deadly-global-problems-103653?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

With Costly Floods on the Rise, Congress Passes Bill to Help Communities Prepare https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/10/03/with-costly-floods-on-the-rise-congress-passes-bill-to-help-communities-prepare

What Houston misses when it comes to flooding https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/What-Houston-misses-when-it-comes-to-flooding-13276844.php

Assessment of Critical Infrastructure Resilience to Flooding Using a Response Curve Approach https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/10/3470

Army Corps set to propose hurricane protection plan for Houston https://www.texastribune.org/2018/10/03/army-corps-set-propose-hurricane-protection-plan-houston/?utm_campaign=trib-social-buttons&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Only ‘remote’ chance of an imminent repeat tsunami in Thailand http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30355838

 

Emergency Management

The effectiveness of national and EU-level civil protection systems: evidence from 17 member states https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13501763.2018.1523219

Footage of Palu after tsunami https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/30/asia/indonesia-earthquake/index.html?utm_term=video&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twCNN&utm_content=2018-10-01T09%3A09%3A19

Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Climbs Above 800 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/30/world/asia/indonesia-tsunami.html

Palu damage grading map http://emergency.copernicus.eu/mapping/ems-product-component/EMSR317_07PALU_02GRADING_MAP/0

Philippine farmers struggle to rebuild lives after typhoon decimates crops http://news.trust.org/item/20180924095341-fm0mv/

‘Sickening’ attack on firefighters in Lidget Green condemned https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/16906257.sickening-attack-on-firefighters-in-lidget-green-condemned-by-fbu-and-mp/

Mobile Clinics for Disaster Zones and Low Resource Communities: Interview with CEO of World Housing Solution https://www.medgadget.com/2018/09/mobile-clinics-for-disaster-zones-and-low-resource-communities-interview-with-ceo-of-world-housing-solution.html

Science and politics of disaster death tolls https://www.bmj.com/content/362/bmj.k4005

Sounding The Alarm: How Iceland Responds To Natural Disasters https://grapevine.is/mag/articles/2018/09/26/sounding-the-alarm-how-iceland-responds-to-natural-disasters/

Applying cultural values to encourage disaster preparedness: Lessons from a low-hazard country https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918300554

Kerala flood aftermath: Battling snakes and sewage to clean a city https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45545576

Pass the Disaster Recovery Reform Act https://drra.buildstrongamerica.com/

How Puerto Rico’s Businesses Are Adapting to the ‘New Normal’ One Year After Hurricane Maria https://www.inc.com/leigh-buchanan/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-anniversary-2018-inc5000.html?cid=hmsub3

Natural disaster is inevitable in California. And it can define a governor’s legacy http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-pol-ca-next-california-natural-disasters/

‘Now it’s too late’: anger over Palu’s long wait for tsunami aid https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/oct/02/now-its-too-late-help-trickles-in-for-palu-tsunami-survivors

Local authorities and NGOs are leading the initial rescue and relief effort on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in the aftermath of earthquakes and a tsunami https://www.irinnews.org/news/2018/10/01/indonesia-tsunami-aid-briefing?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Loss from a series of natural disasters in Asia https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/series-of-natural-disasters-in-asia-have-led-to-massive-economic-damage-human-loss-5293861.html

Emergency volunteering 2030 https://www.aipm.gov.au/engage/article/emergency-volunteering-2030

Rebuilding smarter after hurricanes: lessons learned from the Netherlands http://govdesignhub.com/2018/10/02/rebuilding-smarter-after-a-hurricane-lessons-learned-from-the-netherlands/#.W7VNRdczbIU

“A Never-Ending Commitment”: The High Cost of Preserving Vulnerable Beaches https://www.propublica.org/article/the-h%E2%80%8Bigh-cost-of-preservi%E2%80%8Bng-vulnerable-beache%E2%80%8Bs

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Indonesian Tsunami: What Happened, How To Survive One, And How To Help https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/01/indonesian-tsunami-what-happened-how-to-survive-one-and-how-to-help/#2196326d4322

Engaging citizen seismologists worldwide https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article/59/4/4.15/5057184

Recent Earthquake Teachable Moment – Palu https://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/event/5647

Alisa Jacobo, a Case Supervisor at McPherson Family Resource Center shares an impactful story about a client affected by the Napa wildfires https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzybh5DNygE&feature=youtu.be

Seminar 5: New risk knowledges and social learning – platforms and social networks for knowledge sharing and capacity building https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/esrc-workshop-cascade-net-5-civil-agency-society-and-climate-adaptation-to-weather-extremes-tickets-48444580043?utm_term=eventurl_text

An overview of serious games for disaster risk management – Prospects and limitations for informing actions to arrest increasing risk https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917304090

Can seasonal hydrological forecasts inform local decisions and actions? An in-the-moment decision-making activity https://www.geosci-commun-discuss.net/gc-2018-12/#discussion

Addressing Challenges to Building Resilience Through Interdisciplinary Research and Engagement: Addressing Challenges to Building Resilience https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327922483_Addressing_Challenges_to_Building_Resilience_Through_Interdisciplinary_Research_and_Engagement_Addressing_Challenges_to_Building_Resilience

Humanities and scientific explanation: the need for change https://blog.oup.com/2018/10/humanities-scientific-explanation-need-change/

A free app to empower European citizens against natural hazards —like floods, wildfires or heavy rains https://i-react.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=345f9a3ee26a669e01d09217b&id=cd130566dd

Preparedness Matters http://www.preparednessmatters.net/

How People Learn II https://www.nap.edu/download/24783

Buyer Be-Where is an on-line system to help prospective home buyers and sellers understand their risk relative to other properties in the area http://buyers-bewhere.com/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Crowdsourced app gauges flood waters using smartphone photos, webcams and social media posts https://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2018/october/crowdsourced-app-gauges-flood-waters.html

Don’t Believe These Social Media Myths About Indonesia’s Quake, Tsunami And Eruptions https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/04/dont-believe-these-myths-about-indonesias-quake-tsunami-and-eruptions/#732f5a4dbcc8

 

Disaster Psychology

How are you doing? Questions to avoid lasting trauma after tornadoes https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/advice-avoid-mental-trauma-tornadoes-1.4841562

Anticipated behavioural response patterns to an earthquake: The role of a personal and household characteristics, risk perception, previous experience and preparedness https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60944

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Be Contagious https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-can-be-contagious/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Inclusion of older people in DRR https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/olderpeople

The inverse response law: Theory and relevance to the aftermath of disasters https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/5/916

After the Flood, the Political Storm? https://www.texasobserver.org/after-the-flood-the-political-storm/

A global tipping point: Half the world is now middle class or wealthier https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2018/09/27/a-global-tipping-point-half-the-world-is-now-middle-class-or-wealthier/

Lost and Turned Out A Guide to Disaster Preparedness for Underserved Communities https://www.amazon.com/Turned-Disaster-Preparedness-Underserved-Communities-ebook/dp/B009BZG5P4

Socio-hydrological spaces in the Jamuna River floodplain in Bangladesh https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/5159/2018/

Paradise Found? The Emergence of Social Capital, Place Attachment, and Civic Engagement after Disaster http://www.timhaneyphd.com/uploads/1/2/8/3/12836355/haney_2018_paradise_found_.pdf

Emergent social identities in a flood: Implications for community psychosocial resilience https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/casp.2329

Residents in some small, nearly all-white towns in Southeast Texas are slated to reap far more recovery funds than those in larger cities nearby with large minority populations https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/10/whos-losing-out-on-hurricane-harvey-aid-in-texas/571327/?utm_source=twb

 

Today in disaster resilience (30 March 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Explosions at Shinmoedake volcano, first pyroclastic flow, Japan https://watchers.news/2018/03/26/explosions-at-shinmoedake-volcano-first-pyroclastic-flow-japan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Two missing, dozens rescued after flash floods hit California https://watchers.news/2018/03/26/two-missing-dozens-rescued-after-flash-floods-hit-california/

Ambae residents fearful as Volcano belches fire and ash https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/353494/ambae-residents-fearful-as-volcano-belches-fire-and-ash

Satellite images show before and after photos of the Tathra bushfire that destroyed 69 homes http://wildfiretoday.com/2018/03/27/burn-scars-of-the-fire-that-burned-into-tathra-nws/

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Mar 2018: Dukono volcano, Reventador, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Ebeko https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68208/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Mar-2018-Dukono-volcano-Reventador-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Ebeko-S.html

Australia – More Floods in Queensland After Torrential Rain From Ex Cyclone Nora http://floodlist.com/australia/australia-queensland-cyclone-nora-floods-march-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Indonesia – Thousands Affected by Landslides and Floods in 3 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-march-2108

Russia – Over 1,000 Evacuated From Floods in Altai Krai Region http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-floods-altai-krai-march-2018

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

A Heat Wave Left Arctic Sea Ice Near a Record Winter Low https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23032018/arctic-sea-ice-record-low-maximum-warm-winter-indigenous-coastal-communities-bering-strait-alaska-hunting-whaling-climate-change

Antarctica’s glaciers are on the run: Landsat reveals accelerating melt http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/antarcticas-glaciers-are-on-the-run-landsat-reveals-accelerating-melt/news-story/bb216765f44919aa20ad8adc0687721d

The Paris Climate Accords Are Looking More and More Like Fantasy http://amp.nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/03/the-paris-climate-accords-are-starting-to-look-like-fantasy.html

The future holds twice as many heat waves — all because of us, research shows http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article205848359.html

Arctic sea ice extent at 2018 winter maximum was second smallest on record https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/arctic-sea-ice-extent-2018-winter-maximum-was-second-smallest-record

Ireland’s recent decade found to be the wettest in over 300 years https://watchers.news/2018/03/27/ireland-wettest-decade-in-over-300-years/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Federal report: High-tide flooding could happen ‘every other day’ by late this century https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/03/28/federal-report-high-tide-flooding-could-happen-every-other-day-by-late-this-century/?utm_term=.1e9fdb8dada6

Alaska Record Heat Trends http://www.guyonclimate.com/2018/03/28/extreme-temperature-diary-march-28-2018-topic-alaska-record-trends/

Climate change: Early humans survived abrupt, harsh cooling 11,000 years ago https://www.ibtimes.co.in/climate-change-early-humans-survived-abrupt-harsh-cooling-11000-years-ago-765226

Extreme rainfall events in India linked to man-made emissions: study http://www.netindian.in/news/2018/03/28/00045842/extreme-rainfall-events-india-linked-man-made-emissions-study

 

Disaster risk reduction

The latest issue of Disaster Prevention and Management https://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/27/2

Austin’s 100-year flood plain looks more like today’s 500-year flood plain https://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2018/03/austins-100-year-flood-plain-looks-more-like-todays-500-year-flood-plain/#.WrVlj3QWTmM.twitter

Proposal allows homeowners to sell endangered coastal properties back to state http://amp.fox25boston.com/www.fox25boston.com/news/proposal-allows-homeowners-to-sell-endangered-coastal-properties-back-to-state/

It’s time to rethink wildfire — a disaster like hurricanes and tornadoes https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/It-s-time-to-rethink-wildfire-a-disaster-12771894.php

Firefighters perform balancing act to do prescribed burns when time is right http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-24/firefighters-capitalise-on-prescribed-burn-window-of-opportunity/9562732

Seven Months After Hurricane Harvey, Flood-Control Projects’ Fate Unclear http://www.air1.com/news/2018/03/25/7-Months-After-Hurricane-Harvey-Flood-Control-Projects-Fate-Unclear.aspx

Helping small landholders through disaster risk reduction https://www.dawn.com/news/1397459/helping-smallholders-through-disaster-risk-reduction

“Recent floods suggest that Australia has limited capacity to manage even current risks” https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/47?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=haznote47

What would an earthquake-proof city look like? https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/dec/11/earthquake-proof-city-christchurch-japan-colombia-ecuador?CMP=share_btn_tw

What would an entirely flood-proof city look like? https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/sep/25/what-flood-proof-city-china-dhaka-houston

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

Investment to make homes and infrastructure more flood-proof returns positive economic, environmental, and social benefits for communities http://www.floodeconomics.com/

The ‘nightmare’ California flood more dangerous than a huge earthquake http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-california-flood-20180325-htmlstory.html

Community resilience and flooding in UK guidance: A critical review of concepts, definitions, and their implications https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1468-5973.12223

New NASA Model Finds Landslide Threats in Near Real-Time During Heavy Rains http://floodlist.com/forecasting-warning-systems/new-nasa-model-finds-landslide-threats-in-near-real-time-during-heavy-rains?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

First 6 year review into flood risk in England https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/694808/1_April_2011_to_31_March_2017_managing_FCERM.pdf

We have Energy Performance Certificates, why not for flood? https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/think-tank-we-have-energy-performance-certificates-why-not-for-flood-95886.aspx#.WrpkwFxPvsA.twitter

Incentivising Household Action on Flooding https://www.floodre.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/SMF-Incentivising-household-action-on-flooding_web.pdf

$ 225.9 million for floods and a water strategy http://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2018/03/27/2259-m-pour-les-inondations-et-une-strategie-de-leau

NZDF surveys Pacific volcanoes that are showing signs of renewed activity https://medium.com/@nzdefenceforce/nzdf-surveys-pacific-volcanoes-63874ed069d4

Newly Published: Southwest Washington Tsunami Inundation Hazard Maps https://washingtonstategeology.wordpress.com/2018/03/26/newly-published-southwest-washington-tsunami-inundation-hazard-maps/

A Preliminary Tsunami Hazard Assessment of the Canadian Coastline http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/publications/ess_sst/292/292067/of_7201.pdf

Monitoring Kentucky Dams – Protecting Waterfront Communities https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2018/03/20/snapshot-monitoring-kentucky-dams-protecting-waterfront

An introduction to flood modelling – videos https://www.floodmodeller.com/help-support/videos/videos-webinars/#LAudvjMxlbc

The Use of Drones in Human and Physical Geography https://www.gislounge.com/use-drones-human-physical-geography/

Antibiotic Resistance is Globally On the Rise, Raising Alarms https://www.kqed.org/futureofyou/440512/antibiotic-resistance-is-globally-on-the-rise-raising-alarms?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Emergency Management

Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems: A Checklist https://reliefweb.int/report/world/multi-hazard-early-warning-systems-checklist

Leaking government information and the Tathra fire controversy https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/03/24/leaking-government-information-and-the-tathra-fire-controversy/

A Tale of Two Families Recovering From Hurricane Harvey https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-tale-of-two-families-recovering-from-disaster-1522056600

The first M 8 earthquake event recorded in China? (with ~ 270,000 deaths) https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JB014928#.WrjYczHOYnM.twitter

The NSW coroner and an independent inquiry headed by former AFP boss Mick Keelty will investigate the south coast bushfire at Tathra which destroyed 69 homes https://www.sbs.com.au/news/minister-calls-nsw-firies-union-bastards

After the firestorm: the health implications of returning to a bushfire zone https://theconversation.com/after-the-firestorm-the-health-implications-of-returning-to-a-bushfire-zone-93647

The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) supports the services in charge of the protection of forests against fires in the EU countries http://effis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

Class action launched against Powercor over Victorian bushfire http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-28/bushfire-class-action-launched-against-powercor/9597594

Communities in Victoria’s south west are being supported as they recover from the impacts of the four major fires https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/victorias-south-west-still-the-focus

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Ancient Stories Preserve The Memory Of Tsunami In The Pacific Ocean https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2018/03/23/ancient-stories-preserve-the-memory-of-tsunami-in-the-pacific-ocean/#2a316b2c4347

Six clouds you should know about – and what they can reveal about the weather https://theconversation.com/six-clouds-you-should-know-about-and-what-they-can-reveal-about-the-weather-93402

Developing Community Connections with Asset Mapping: Situation Assessment https://fireadaptednetwork.org/resource/developing-community-connections-asset-mapping-situation-assessment/

Frank Talk About Oregon Disaster Preparedness http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/frank-talk-about-oregon-disaster-preparedness.html

“The Flood Action Campaign is vitally important. It helps the Environment Agency inform people at risk about the simple actions they can take when it floods.” https://www.prweek.com/article/1460571/prepare-act-survive-environment-agency-tells-people-risk-flooding

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Watch the tweets of the world unfold with this real-time map https://twitter-maps.carto.com/u/twitterdata/builder/4eb1518d-ea7b-4da4-a2fd-e2e6c64a704c/embed

Social media mine behavior patterns to tailor online experiences and appeal to individual psychological needs https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-its-so-hard-to-deletefacebook/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sa-editorial-social&utm_content=&utm_term=mind_&sf185738757=1

 

Psychology and disasters

After hurricane María, a surge in domestic violence – and demands for change https://www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/amphtml/USA/Society/2018/0327/After-hurricane-Maria-a-surge-in-domestic-violence-and-demands-for-change?__twitter_impression=true

 

Sociology and Disasters

The role of social capital, personal networks, and emergency responders in post-disaster recovery and resilience: a study of rural communities in Indiana https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-3103-0

Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies in Asia and the Pacific http://sdgasiapacific.net/download/SDG_Resilience_Report.pdf

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 (4 August 2017)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social media and emergency management

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

 

Social Capital and Disasters

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

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

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