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

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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

 

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (21 July 2017)

Disaster

What was in the news this week about disaster resilience?

Recent emergencies/disasters

12 Lakh Affected In Assam Floods, Number Of Deaths Near 60 http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/12-lakh-affected-in-assam-floods-number-of-deaths-nears-60-1725250

Italy wildfires force evacuations, cause disruption http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory/italy-wildfires-force-evacuations-disruption-48667199

‘Beginning of the fire season’ has already created 36,600 B.C. evacuees http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-wildfire-williams-lake-1.4207548?utm_content=buffer44a01&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

China Rescues 49 Tourists Stranded On Island By Typhoon http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/china-rescues-49-tourists-stranded-on-island-by-typhoon-1725449

Flood Situation Critical In Southern Odisha http://ommcomnews.com/public/flood-situation-critical-in-southern-odisha

Record-breaking rains hit China’s Jilin, leave 8 dead and 1 missing https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/jilin-china-record-rain-damage-july-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Russian capital Moscow flooded yet again https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/russian-capital-moscow-flooded-yet-again/

Rare Chile snowstorm leaves one dead, 337 000 homes without power https://watchers.news/2017/07/16/chile-storm-santiago-snow-july-2017/

Nine people killed, one missing after major flash flood hits Arizona https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/flash-flood-cold-springs-arizona-july-15-2017/

Eruption continues at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/piton-de-la-fournaise-eruption-july-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Jul 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64306/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Jul-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Sinabung-Sangeang-Api.html

Anguish in Sierra foothills as dangerous fire season kicks off http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Anguish-in-Sierra-foothills-as-dangerous-fire-11290593.php

India – 400 Rescued From Floods in Gujarat http://floodlist.com/asia/india-400-rescued-from-floods-in-gujarat

Homes evacuated as Cornwall hit by flash floods https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/18/homes-evacuated-as-cornwall-hit-by-flash-floods

Baltimore County Recovering After Monday’s Storms, Flooding http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/07/18/baltimore-county-recovering-after-mondays-storms-flooding/

Heavy rain floods Instanbul https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/jul/18/heavy-rainfall-floods-istanbul-metro-video?CMP=share_btn_tw

Cornwall floods: Clear-up follows flood ‘devastation’ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-40652594

Heavy storms flood streets, kill one in west Germany https://www.thelocal.de/20170720/heavy-storms-flood-streets-kill-one-in-west-germany-weather-cologne?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Assam Flood Toll Up To 73; CM Sonowal Seeks Release Of Rs 1138 Crore Central Share For Flood Control http://www.indian24news.com/india/assam-flood-toll-up-to-73-cm-sonowal-seeks-release-of-rs-1138-crore-central-share-for-flood-control/275351-news

300 000 hectares ablaze, more than 45 000 people evacuated, British Columbia https://watchers.news/2017/07/19/300-000-hectares-ablaze-more-than-45-000-people-evacuated-british-columbia/

16 dead after severe floods hit Afghanistan, 51 in Pakistan https://watchers.news/2017/07/20/floods-in-afghanistan-and-pakistan-july-2017/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Schemes across the country to receive £15 million of natural flood management funding https://www.gov.uk/government/news/schemes-across-the-country-to-receive-15-million-of-natural-flood-management-funding

Experimental model predicts tornado’s path http://www.noaa.gov/stories/experimental-model-predicted-tornados-path-hours-not-minutes-before-it-formed

How First Nation fire wisdom is key to megafire prevention http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fire-fighting-first-nations-firekeepers-annie-kruger-penticton-bc-wildfire-mega-fire-1.4205506

A Powerful New Tool for Geoscience Research https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-powerful-new-tool-for-research

The rich, the poor, and the earth http://www.resilience.org/stories/2017-07-17/rich-poor-earth/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How Willow Waterhole became a model for flood control in Houston http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/How-Willow-Waterhole-became-a-model-for-flood-11286370.php

Flood management in Radom, Poland http://www.resin-cities.eu/newsroom/news-archive/?c=search&uid=0072b435

RESIN resilience resources http://www.resin-cities.eu/resources/resources/

Flooding: Oyo develops 20-year master plan http://www.naijaonpoint.com/latest-nigerian-news-today/flooding-oyo-develops-20-year-master-plan.html

InterFLOOD Asia 2018 http://www.interflood.asia/

How to make cities more resilient: a handbook for local government leaders http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/54256

US Geological Survey using drones to study prescribed burns http://www.uasmagazine.com/articles/1704/us-geological-survey-using-drones-to-study-prescribed-burns

Can Satellites Be Used as an Early Warning System for Landslides? http://floodlist.com/forecasting-warning-systems/satellites-early-warning-system-landslides?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Latest issue of Disaster Prevention and Management http://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/26/4

A new tool for rapidly and objectively identifying floodplain features on a landscape scale, with applications to flood risk mapping https://www.earth-surf-dynam.net/5/369/2017/esurf-5-369-2017.html

Climate-driven variability in the occurrence of major floods across North America and Europe http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002216941730478X

MH370 search data unveils fishing hotspots, ancient underwater volcanoes http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/94907171/MH370-search-data-unveils-fishing-hotspots-ancient-underwater-volcanoes

When extremes aren’t that extreme http://www.insblogs.com/uncategorized/extremes-arent-extreme/7543

Scientists are working hard to determine the how, why and when of earthquakes, but getting answers is a complex team effort https://phys.org/news/2017-07-earthquake-physics-multiple-scales.html

Academic team at LSU, elsewhere to study 2016 flood, recommend policies to avoid a repeat http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/article_a4a53512-6c05-11e7-82ad-07dc8cb15ae5.html

HydroNET processes 13 years of German radar data to identify extreme rainfall events http://www.hydronet.com/hydronet-processes-13-years-of-german-radar-data-to-identify-extreme-rainfall-events/

Measuring flood resilience: the Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement Tool https://www.zurich.com/en/corporate-responsibility/flood-resilience/measuring-flood-resilience

Australia’s earthquake mapping tool http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/events/public-events/govhack2017

Sea cave preserves 5,000-year snapshot of tsunamis https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170719084814.htm

Flood Standard, Critical to Public Safety, Is Also a Smart Investment http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/07/07/flood-standard-critical-to-public-safety-is-also-a-smart-investment

Over the last financial year the Environment Agency has protected over 42,000 more homes from flooding https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/company-news/item/14189-environment-agency-publishes-annual-report-and-accounts-for-2016-17

An interactive guide to reducing flood risk http://newsandviews.zurich.co.uk/talking-point/interactive-guide-reducing-flood-risk/

 

Emergency Management

Australian army to be deployed on domestic soil during future terrorist attacks http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australian-army-to-be-deployed-on-domestic-soil-during-future-terrorist-attacks-20170716-gxc7gu.html

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: Overview https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/overview

Allowing wildfires to run their course when appropriate https://www.dcourier.com/news/2017/jul/17/look-todays-firefighting-techniques/?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=

Transboundary Disaster Management Training in Nepal http://gendermatters.in/2017/07/nepal-training/

46 years of terrorist attacks in Europe, visualized https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/a-history-of-terrorism-in-europe/?tid=ss_tw

Swapping the keyboard for a drip torch https://m.news-mail.com.au/news/swapping-the-keyboard-for-a-drip-torch/3201911/#/0

Management and Organization of EOCs https://triecker.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/management-and-organization-of-eocs/

Assam Floods, an annual tragedy: A detailed report http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/assam-floods-an-annual-tragedy-a-detailed-report/articleshow/59611524.cms

Floods and the rainmakers of Lagos Island http://reubenabati.com.ng/index.php/reuben-views/item/2403-floods-and-the-rainmakers-of-lagos-island-reuben-abati

Sri Lanka Struggles to Adapt as Disasters Become a New “normal” http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-struggles-to-adapt-as-disasters-become-a-new-normal?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

‘Strong, positive female role models’ female firefighter camp hosing down perceptions http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/strong-positive-female-role-models-female-firefighter-camp-hosing-down-perceptions-1.4200075

Lismore floods, did you stay or did you go? https://www.echonews.com.au/news/lismore-floods-did-you-stay-or-did-you-go/3202256/

Five people face charges over Amatrice earthquake building collapses https://www.thelocal.it/20170719/five-investigated-manslaughter-amatrice-earthquake-building-collapses

The Effect of Alerting and Tones on Firefighters’ Heart Rates https://www.usfa.fema.gov/current_events/071317.html

Quebec floods: Coiteux eases rules for rebuilding homes in hard-hit areas http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/coiteux-establishes-rules-about-rebuilding-homes-hit-by-floods

Helping communities build sustainable local capacity for wildfire mitigation during high risk times https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/community-mitigation-assistance-teams-new-approach-help-Bruno

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Moving classes outside can improve test scores, wellbeing: report http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/moving-classes-outside-can-improve-test-scores-wellbeing-report-20170715-gxbukl.html

Flood of memories: Years of efforts rebuilt the town but its impact – and stories – are still felt http://www.tribdem.com/news/watch-video-flood-of-memories-years-of-efforts-rebuilt-the/article_850c7d50-69da-11e7-9623-eb6b3623ffef.html

Mitigating disaster: teens spend summer in forest preventing wildfires http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mitigating-disaster-teens-spend-summer-in-forest-preventing-wildfires-1.4207049

How the world gets its facts straight http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/july-2017/how-the-world-gets-its-facts-straight/

Reaching Resilience handbook http://www.reachingresilience.org/IMG/pdf/resilience-handbook.pdf

FireSmart Homeowner’s Manual http://www.firesmartcanada.ca/resources-library/firesmart-homeowners-manual

Urban vulnerability mapping: Participatory data collection and mapping of urban communities toolkit https://issuu.com/pulselabjakarta/docs/toolkit_-_urban_vulnerability_mappi

“Urban resilience depends not on infrastructure, but on communities” http://www.thesourcemagazine.org/adaptation-secure-communities-not-property/

Social networks can influence decisions https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/intentional-insights/201707/are-friends-the-enemies-wise-choices

Survey: Community experiences of flooding in northern NSW after cyclone Debbie https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X2H2DHS

Heroes who have helped ease flooding could win £10,000 http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/heroes-who-helped-ease-flooding-215962#ICID=sharebar_twitter

SES releases Horsham, Natimuk flood guides http://www.mailtimes.com.au/story/4800983/new-flood-guides-for-horsham-natimuk/?cs=225

 

Social media and emergency management

People are reporting riots on Twitter before they call the police http://mashable.com/2017/07/04/twitter-police-riots-geofeedia-surveillance/

Researchers have developed a new algorithm to pinpoint the geographic locations of natural disasters mentioned in tweets https://eos.org/articles/algorithm-discerns-where-tweets-came-from-to-track-disasters

Can Data Extracted from Twitter Help Map Flood Hazards? https://eos.org/articles/can-data-extracted-from-twitter-help-map-flood-hazards

Social media can benefit children’s learning, health and social interactions https://theconversation.com/when-it-comes-to-kids-and-social-media-its-not-all-bad-news-80547

Understanding Why People Use Twitter to Discuss Mental Health Problems https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28381392

6 things to Tweet when attending a conference https://business.twitter.com/en/blog/6-things-Tweet-when-attending-conference.html?utm_medium=paid&utm_source=twitter

 

Disaster psychology

Wise Reasoning in the Face of Everyday Life Challenges http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1948550616652206

The Seven C’s of Resilience http://diggingdeep.org/seven-cs-resilience/

 

Social Capital and Disasters

What Does ‘Community’ Mean? https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/07/what-does-community-mean/532518/

Volunteers working with authorities can help keep some of the millions of people living near dangerous volcanoes safer https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170719090125.htm

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (23 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Portugal Fires Kill More Than 60, Including Drivers Trapped in Cars https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/18/world/europe/portugal-pedrogao-grande-forest-fires.html?_r=1

Tsunami hits western Greenland, leaving 4 people dead, 9 injured https://watchers.news/2017/06/18/greenland-tsunami-june-17-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Jun 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63753/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Jun-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Reventador-Sinabung.html

Flooding again in Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/flooding-heavy-rain-wreaks-havoc-on-already-affected-communities_102247?profile=1373

Much more detail about the Greenland landslide and tsunami, including images and video https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/06/21/greenland-landslide-3/

Large landslide kills at least 11 people in Huehuetenango, Guatemala https://watchers.news/2017/06/20/guatemala-landslide-huehuetenango/

Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/extreme-heat-making-wildfire-battle-tougher-in-southwest-us/wcm/d7a1246d-871e-415c-ad17-9372e1e94b1e

Central America – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras http://floodlist.com/america/floods-landslides-guatemala-el-salvador-honduras-june-2017

Niger – Floods in Niamey and Tillabéri Leave 14 Dead, Hundreds of Homes Destroyed http://floodlist.com/africa/niger-floods-niamey-tillaberi-june-2017

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath https://apnews.com/d46340aa59ff40f59e6e03c8940bfc47

Flood Warnings for Beijing as Worst Storm in 6 Years to Arrive Thursday https://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2017/06/21/worst-storm-six-years-arrive-thursday

Tripura: 193 families still stranded in 12 relief camps as flood waters recede https://www.nelive.in/tripura/news/tripura-193-families-still-stranded-12-relief-camps-flood-waters-recede

 

Disaster risk reduction

Calgary Flood Damage an Outcome of Poor Policy not Climate Change or Global Warming says Friends of Science http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10908388.htm

Launch of the Early Warning System in Tuvalu http://reliefweb.int/report/tuvalu/bakhodir-burkhanov-launch-early-warning-system-tuvalu-under-gef-napa-2-project

The fight to save thousands of lives with sea-floor sensors https://www.nature.com/news/the-fight-to-save-thousands-of-lives-with-sea-floor-sensors-1.22178

World population projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100 https://www.un.org/development/desa/en/news/population/world-population-prospects-2017.html

Great Plains wildfires used to be rare. Not anymore http://grist.org/article/great-plains-wildfires-used-to-be-rare-not-anymore/amp/

New Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Soil Microbes http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49705/title/New-Antibiotic-Resistance-Genes-Found-in-Soil-Microbes/&utm_content=buffer82f96&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer/

Earthquakes in Katla volcano not a sign of eruption http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/nature_and_travel/2017/06/21/earthquakes_in_katla_volcano_not_a_sign_of_eruption/

Grenfell Tower fire exposes the injustice of disasters https://theconversation.com/grenfell-tower-fire-exposes-the-injustice-of-disasters-79666

Free resources about disaster resilience from the National Academies http://mailchi.mp/nas/free-resources-for-disaster-resilience?e=7b96484b63

Who is responsible for building fire safety? http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/who-is-responsible-for-building-fire-safety

For every dollar invested in actions to reduce disaster losses, the nation saves about $4 in future costs http://www.alternet.org/environment/billion-dollar-natural-disasters-ravage-all-50-states-several-times-year-can-anything-be

Funding issues mothball many US stream gauges https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2017/06/21/funding-woes-for-stream-gages-put-crucial-water-data-at-risk

What Would Really Happen if a Tsunami Hit the Bay Area? https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/08/05/what-would-really-happen-if-a-tsunami-hit-san-francisco/

Flood Plan Boosts Floodplain http://www.sfestuary.org/flood-plan-boosts-floodplain/

 

Emergency management

A guidance note: National post-disaster recovery planning and coordination http://reliefweb.int/report/world/guidance-note-national-post-disaster-recovery-planning-and-coordination

High River almost rebuilt after Alberta flood in June 2013 http://globalnews.ca/news/3537306/high-river-almost-rebuilt-after-alberta-flood-in-june-2013/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Forensic scientists are beginning their investigation into the Grenfell tower fire https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2017/06/19/grenfell-tower-fire-forensics-expert-reaction/

Five years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed communities along the shore, some towns have used the rebuilding process as a time to reinvent themselves https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/realestate/hurricane-sandy-rebuilding-jersey-shore-towns.html?smid=tw-nytrealestate&smtyp=cur

Grenfell Tower: May apologises for ‘failures of state, local and national’ https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/21/victims-advocate-role-created-in-response-to-grenfell-fire

WA rural fire service plan remains hazy 18 months after Yarloop blaze http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-22/rural-fire-service-wa-yarloop-fire-future-uncertain/8639528?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Trump’s Emergency Manager Earns Support of Climate Advocates https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-20/trump-s-emergency-manager-earns-support-of-climate-advocates?utm_content=buffer4dcec&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Mayor Lianne Dalziel urges church to restore Christchurch Cathedral http://www.nzherald.co.nz/christchurch-earthquake/news/article.cfm?c_id=1502981&objectid=11880679&ref=rss

Helping post-disaster recovery using drones http://www.eco-business.com/news/how-the-mobility-revolution-will-change-your-life/

Radio Volunteers a Key Component of Public Safety http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Radio-Volunteers-a-Key-Component-of-Public-Safety.html?utm_term=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=Radio%20Volunteers%20Provide%20Key%20Public%20Safety%20Component&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Fort McMurray residents review municipal wildfire response http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-review-survey-1.4168381

Digital news report: Australia 2017 http://apo.org.au/system/files/95161/apo-nid95161-346236.pdf

Heatwaves are national emergencies and the public need to know https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/21/heatwaves-national-emergency-public-need-to-know

Remembering the great Hawkesbury flood tragedy of 1867 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-22/eather-family-remember-the-great-hawkesbury-flood-of-1867/8641634

 

Social media and emergency management

How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument https://gking.harvard.edu/50c?admin_panel=1&login=1

How do Australians use social media? https://www.sensis.com.au/asset/PDFdirectory/Sensis_Social_Media_Report_2017-Chapter-1.pdf

39% of Australians use Facebook to get news http://www.canberra.edu.au/research/faculty-research-centres/nmrc/research/digital-news-report-australia-2017

Think before you tweet after a terrorist attack https://www.wired.com/2017/05/think-tweet-wake-attack/?mbid=nl_52317_p1&CNDID=41291302

 

Disaster psychology

An Intro to Firefighters and Their Mental Health Challenges http://www.action-training.com/blog/item/68-an-intro-to-firefighters-and-their-mental-health-challenges

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Social capital as a shield against anxiety among displaced residents from Fukushima https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/40/

Today in disaster resilience (28 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Apr 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Poas, Sabancaya, Langila https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62703/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Apr-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Poas-Sabancaya-Langila.html

Winter returns to Europe with a vengeance https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/apr/23/winter-returns-europe-vengeance-world-weatherwatch?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Apr 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sakuraj https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62744/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Apr-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sakuraj.html

Toronto conservation officials keeping close eye on rising water levels near Lake Ontario http://globalnews.ca/news/3401898/toronto-conservation-officials-keeping-close-eye-on-rising-water-levels-near-lake-ontario/

Worst flooding since Hurricane Matthew swamps N. Carolina https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/04/25/north-carolina-raleigh-flooding/100889390/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Langila, Manam https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62757/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Langila-Mana.html

Dominican Republic – Floods Displace Thousands After 400 mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/dominican-republic-floods-april-2017

Arizona Wildfire Explodes in Size Due to Dry, Windy Weather http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/arizona-wildfire-explodes-size-due-dry-windy-weather

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Apr 2017: Etna volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Cleveland, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62775/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Apr-2017-Etna-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Cleveland-Sinabung.html

More than 1.3 million affected by flooding and landslides in South America https://watchers.news/2017/04/27/more-than-1-3-million-affected-by-flooding-and-landslides-in-south-america/

Nuclear town Zheleznogorsk on fire, Russia https://watchers.news/2017/04/25/nuclear-town-zheleznogorsk-on-fire-russia/

Disaster risk reduction

Former FEMA leader: Stop building where hurricanes hit hardest http://www.nola.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/04/craig_fugate_new_orleans_hurri.html

Can Algorithms Predict House Fires? http://datasmart.ash.harvard.edu/news/article/can-algorithms-predict-house-fires-990

China officials look to stem its mounting disaster losses http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2017/04/24/2003669288?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Inserting rights and justice into urban resilience: a focus on everyday risk http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956247816686905

Volcanic eruptions and their repose, unrest, precursors, and timing http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/52786

New era of western wildfire demands new ways of protecting people, ecosystems http://www.colorado.edu/today/2017/04/17/new-era-western-wildfire-demands-new-ways-protecting-people-ecosystems

Katy Examines Preliminary Results For Flood Prevention https://patch.com/texas/sugarland/katy-examines-preliminary-results-flood-prevention?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Texas county looking for water solutions following floods http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/texas/article_b7e3088f-f087-506f-b19c-e32437384cdb.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Measuring, mapping and understanding flood risks around the globe http://www.wri.org//resources/maps/aqueduct-global-flood-analyzer

Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding http://www.npr.org/2017/04/25/525383494/trump-s-proposed-u-s-mexico-border-wall-may-violate-1970-treaty

Rolling Back the Islamic State https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1912.html?adbsc=social_20170426_1464391&adbid=857351087447130113&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

A new study is challenging a long-held theory that tsunamis form and acquire their energy mostly from vertical movement of the seafloor https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170426164703.htm

Contentious Springbank dam stirs up debate at Calgary flood mitigation meeting http://www.630ched.com/syn/98/212999/212999

Maps and charts that explain why Houston is flooding more often http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Maps-that-explain-why-Houston-is-flooding-more-11097834.php

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

Edgecumbe flood data to be used in natural hazards study http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/329631/edgecumbe-flood-data-to-be-used-in-natural-hazards-study

Protection or problem? Levee heights spark debate over flood safety http://thetelegraph.com/news/100305/protection-or-problem-levee-heights-spark-debate-over-flood-safety

Is the Arabian Sea coast at risk of a tsunami? https://www.varsity.co.uk/science/12744

Emergency management

Alberta’s wildfire season starts at this Edmonton warehouse http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-wildfire-warehouse-front-line-1.4077901

Five Years Later, Cutting Through the Fukushima Myths http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a19871/fukushima-five-years-later/

Why the fire service culture needs to run deep https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/231621018-Why-the-fire-service-culture-needs-to-run-deep/

Where is emergency management heading? http://www.emweekly.com/emweekly-5-steve-detwiler/

No ‘Katrina effect’ boosting state revenue expected in Louisiana flood recovery http://linkis.com/s.nola.com/mKxPs

Harris County Eyes Putting Water to Better Use After Recent Floods http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-Harris-County-eyes-putting-water-to-better-use-after-recent-floods.html?utm_content=bufferbb0f8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal: two years on https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/25/2015-gorkha-earthquake/

Removing the Bottlenecks to Disaster Response http://www.impactingourfuture.com/advocacy/removing-the-bottlenecks-to-disaster-response

Tornado warnings getting worse instead of better http://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/2017/04/25/tornado-warnings-getting-worse-instead-better/100883322/

Kelantan flood victims lose hope of a home after 3 years in huts https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/1973/

Negligence of officials blamed for flood in Lakhai http://www.dhakatribune.com/uncategorized/2017/04/25/negligence-officials-blamed-flood-lakhai/

Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 http://media.swissre.com/documents/sigma2_2017_en.pdf

Typhoon Haiyan’s electric spectacular in the eye of the storm https://www.newscientist.com/article/2128938-typhoon-haiyans-electric-spectacular-in-the-eye-of-the-storm/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&cmpid=SOC|NSNS|2017-Echobox&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1493238559

Crowdsourced Post-Disaster Damage Assessment https://www.hotosm.org/updates/2017-04-26_hot_research_partnership_on_crowdsourced_damage_assessment

Why 1-Hour Lead Time May Be ‘Too Much’ For A Tornado Warning https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/04/26/why-1-hour-lead-time-may-be-too-much-for-a-tornado-warning/#212ef1dc6f01

New earthquake warning technology may reduce damage, increase understanding of hazards https://theaggie.org/2017/04/26/the-journey-to-earthquake-preparation-awareness/

Flood recovery is still a work in progress https://www.echo.net.au/2017/04/flood-recovery-still-work-progress/?utm_content=buffer23293&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning to Be Practical: A Guided Learning Approach to Transform Student Community Resilience When Faced with Natural Hazard Threats http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F11157_2017_1

Climate Education Week Toolkit http://www.earthday.org/wp-content/uploads/Climate-Education-Week-Toolkit-Final5.pdf

Citizen power across the world http://mycommunity.org.uk/2017/04/24/citizen-power-across-world/

Earthquakes – 2001-2015 https://sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=643

Six US states put forward bills that seek to discredit basic concepts like climate change and evolution in school curricula https://news.vice.com/story/six-states-trying-to-pass-climate-denial-in-education-legislation

The Ultimate Photo Map of the 1906 San Francisco Quake https://www.citylab.com/design/2017/04/the-ultimate-historical-photo-map-of-the-1906-san-francisco-quake/523341/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Graphic novel to open up imagination about civic, urban engagement http://www.columbiachronicle.com/arts_and_culture/article_a110407a-26de-11e7-88b7-8355af057f52.html

Raging Waves and Roaring Storms https://trydale.com/raging-waves-roaring-storms/

Disaster terminology http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/terminology/

Current surface wind map https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-224.81,-27.00,1129

What do we mean by ‘Community Resilience”? http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/what-do-we-mean-by-community-resilience-a-systematic-literature-review-of-how-it-is-defined-in-the-literature/?utm_content=buffer66cd1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Virtual Reality Experience of Nepal after the shock http://aftershock.wateraid.org/

Kiwis better off making their own emergency kits, Consumer NZ report finds http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11846928

History provides a lesson in preventing flood deaths http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/history-provides-lesson-preventing-flood-deaths

Cameraman reflects on harrowing assignment of covering flood deaths in northern NSW http://abcnewsgathering.tumblr.com/post/159930028086/cameraman-reflects-on-harrowing-assignment

‘All hands on deck’: Former premier looks back on Flood of the Century http://globalnews.ca/news/3403988/all-hands-on-deck-former-premier-looks-back-on-flood-of-the-century/

Social media and emergency management

Mastodon: yet another SM platform for #SMEM and #VOST to watch during incidents and disasters? https://thinkdisaster.com/2017/04/25/mastodon-yet-another-sm-platform-for-smem-and-vost-to-watch-during-incidents-and-disasters/

Facebook’s Testing a New System to Dispel Fake News Before You Share it http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/facebooks-testing-new-system-dispell-fake-news-you-share-it

Disaster psychology

Phases of Disaster Response http://www.ictg.org/phases-of-disaster-response.html

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Young Children 3 Years Posttrauma http://www.psychiatrist.com/JCP/article/Pages/2017/v78n03/v78n0318.aspx

Social Capital and Disasters

Cities are complex systems – let’s start looking at them that way https://theconversation.com/cities-are-complex-systems-lets-start-looking-at-them-that-way-72665

New book: Social Network Analysis https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/social-network-analysis/book241848?priorityCode=OCEAN0417

Today in disaster resilience (21 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Turrialba, Sinabung, Nevado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62620/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Turrialba-Sinabung-Nevado.html

Iran – Dozens Dead After Major Floods in North West http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-north-west-april-2017

Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/significant-cold-outbreak-hits-europe-two-more-waves-expected/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bogoslof volcano remains in an unpredictable condition, Alaska https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/bogoslof-volcano-remains-in-an-unpredictable-condition-alaska/

Manam volcano eruption forces evacuations, Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/manam-volcano-eruption-forces-evacuations-papua-new-guinea/

Uruguay – Evacuations in Artigas After River Overflows http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-artigas-rivera-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides https://guardian.ng/news/death-toll-rises-to-113-in-peru-floods-mudslides/

Kazakhstan – 7,000 Evacuated After Snowmelt Causes Floods in 7 Regions http://floodlist.com/asia/kazakhstan-snowmelt-floods-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Apr 2017: Etna volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Poas https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62650/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Apr-2017-Etna-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Poas-Sin.html

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes http://in.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-landslide-idINKBN17L24K

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Apr 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62660/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Apr-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Sabancaya-.html

Disaster risk reduction

Supercomputer Recreation of an Oklahoma Tornado https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/04/14/supercomputer-recreation-oklahoma-tornado/

The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development?CID=DEC_TT_data_EN_EXT

How to find an active fault in New Zealand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-CLW8xQm2M&feature=youtu.be

China to relocate millions of people away from disaster zones https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/04/11/china-relocate-millions-people-away-disaster-zones

Challenging Assumptions: What Do We Need to Address in Our Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts? https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/challenging-assumptions-what-do-we-need-to-address-in-our-disaster-risk-reduction-efforts/B00A203A74D3B5CF1E31C2C600A6EE9E

Risk for river flooding in lake-rich regions http://swicca.climate.copernicus.eu/start/implemented-cases-of-local-change-adaptation/impact-based-flood-risk-assessment-in-present-and-future-climate/

One Year on: Flood Re succeeds in bringing more choice for flood affected communities http://www.floodre.co.uk/2017/04/04/one-year-flood-re-succeeds-bringing-choice-flood-affected-communities/

Global Flood Map is a physically based map that provides a worldwide view of moderate- and high-hazard flood zones http://www.fmglobal.com/research-and-resources/global-flood-map?utm_content=buffer1327a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sitting in the shadow of volcanic risk http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170418/NEWS06/912312944/Sitting-in-the-shadow-of-volcanic-risk

Flood defence plans heavily favour London and south-east https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/04/flood-defence-plans-heavily-favour-london-and-south-east

New technology allows scientists to see the forces behind the flames http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.6/inside-the-dangerous-and-unpredictable-behavior-of-wildfire

Shallow geological structures triggered during the Mw 6.4 Meinong earthquake, southwestern Taiwan http://tao.cgu.org.tw/index.php/articles/archive/geophysics/item/1535-2017032002mte

A place for floods to go: Boise Greenbelt, parks protect homes and businesses as do dams http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/letters-from-the-west/article145539009.html

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building ‘promising’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/business/91488214/Earthquake-tests-on-cheap-safe-multi-storey-building-promising

BIBA scheme for high flood risk businesses – breaking new ground http://floodassist.co.uk/Home/BlogEntry?blogEntryID=26

The Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan: amazing new Google Earth imagery http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/18/almaluu-bulak-landslide-1/

You raise me up: Lismore homes adapted to the flood plain http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/how-lismore-has-adapted-to-life-on-a-flood-plain/8443098?pfmredir=sm

Public inquiry for £100m Boston Barrier to begin today http://lincolnshirereporter.co.uk/2017/04/public-inquiry-for-100m-boston-barrier-to-begin-today/

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico http://unisdr.org/go/gp2017/programme

What does it take to build a resilient city? https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/apr/20/what-does-it-take-to-build-a-resilient-city-urban-development-local-government?CMP=share_btn_tw

Human-Caused Fires Call for Human Collaboration https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/we-cannot-stand-alone-human-caused-fires-call-for-human-collaboration

How to Reduce Risk from Extreme Weather Events http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-reduce-risk-from-extreme-weather-events_us_58f78fb1e4b0c892a4fb7471

Threatened Himalayas: What do we know? https://www.thethirdpole.net/2017/04/13/threatened-himalayas-what-do-we-know/

Emergency management

The Hurricane Forecast ‘Cone Of Uncertainty’ May Not Mean What You Think https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/04/17/the-hurricane-forecast-cone-of-uncertainty-may-not-mean-what-you-think/#5a8095ec60a0

University researchers designing video game to simulate emergency response during disasters http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/emergency-evacuation-video-game-dalhousie-disaster-flood-1.4030663

Respiratory problems affect 1 in 5 firefighters after Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-firefighter-study-1.4073284

One year after the earthquake in Ecuador, small producers take their businesses to the next level http://stories.undp.org/drivers-for-recovery

Kaikoura doctors awarded for their contribution after last year’s Kaikoura earthquake http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/91620464/kaikoura-doctors-awarded-for-their-contribution-after-last-years-earthquake

Fatal floods in Carmen http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/opinion/2017/04/19/editorial-fatal-floods-carmen-537204?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis, examination reveals http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170419/dam-managers-made-missteps-in-handling-crisis-examination-reveals?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Multi Hazard Early Warning Conference http://www.wmo.int/earlywarnings2017/

Robots to the rescue in post-disaster recovery http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/10/robots-to-the-rescue-in-post-disaster-recovery

Americans are getting less advance notice for tornadoes, as researchers struggle to understand why https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/04/20/americans-are-getting-less-advance-notice-for-tornadoes-as-researchers-struggle-to-understand-why/?utm_term=.7b659e42763f

Interior’s USGS turns to the cloud to make its earthquake app into a life-saving platform https://federalnewsradio.com/ask-the-cio/2017/04/interiors-usgs-turns-to-the-cloud-to-make-its-earthquake-app-into-a-life-saving-platform/

Flood-affected farmers in New South Wales call for disaster funding three weeks on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-20/nsw-farmers-call-for-natural-disaster-funding/8457678

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Harnessing the communicative power of art in science education http://blogs.agu.org/sciencecommunication/2017/04/17/harnessing-communicative-power-art-science-education/

Pros and cons of egress drills https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304784021_Pros_and_cons_of_egress_drills

Communicating tsunami evacuations effectively https://phys.org/news/2017-04-tsunami-evacuations-effectively.html

Maps: Which Parts of the U.S. See Flash Floods Most Often? http://thevane.gawker.com/maps-which-parts-of-the-u-s-see-flash-floods-most-oft-1622076723

The Ultimate Guide to Hurricane Facts, Information & Resources http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/disaster/hurricanes/#.WPWeu0-wfIU

Flash Flood Safety: 5 Must-Ask Questions http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/travel-tips/articles/flash-flood-safety-5-must-ask-questions

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes https://www.redfin.com/blog/disaster-safety-for-people-with-disabilities

Preparing for and Driving During an Emergency Evacuation http://www.lagrangecountrydodge.com/blog/2016/september/29/car-owners-guide-to-emergency-evacuation.htm

Floods and your livestock http://www.prep4agthreats.org/Assets/Factsheets/Floods-and-Your-Livestock.pdf

Disaster Resilient Australia and New Zealand School Education Network State / Territory DRANZSEN Forums https://www.aidr.org.au/events/event-pages/2017-state-dranzsen-forums/

Disaster Resilience Education for Schools https://www.emschools.org.au/

111 Years Later: San Francisco Remembers 1906 Earthquake Victims http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/111-Years-Later-San-Francisco-Remembers-1906-Earthquake-Victims-419701503.html

Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening https://aeon.co/essays/indigenous-myths-carry-warning-signals-about-natural-disasters

Is Nature Stable, Delicate, or Random? http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/nature-stable-delicate-random/

Flash Floods: The Role of Science, Forecasting, and Communications in Reducing Loss of Life and Economic Disruptions https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/about-ams/ams-statements/statements-of-the-ams-in-force/flash-floods-the-role-of-science-forecasting-and-communications-in-reducing-loss-of-life-and-economic-disruptions/

Tsunamis: Be Prepared and Stay Safe! https://coast.noaa.gov/gallery/videos/tsunamifastdraw/video.html

Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Take Part in 2017 Caribbean Tsunami Exercise http://www.arrl.org/news/view/puerto-rico-radio-amateurs-take-part-in-2017-caribbean-tsunami-exercise

Flood-hit communities are the best placed to collect information about flash flooding http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/04/communityfloodmonitoring/

Photographer’s stunning time-lapse film catches storms over Kansas, eight other states http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article145456679.html

Social Media and Emergency Management

Locals take to social media to support mayor of earthquake devastated town telling tourists not to take selfies in rubble where 300 died http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-earthquake-mayor-amatrice-sergio-pirozzi-stop-rubble-selfies-300-people-died-disaster-tourism-a7689446.html

Understanding communities in an age of social media: the good, the bad, and the complicated http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1187195?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Facebook is making a helicopter that delivers internet during disasters http://www.techradar.com/news/facebook-is-making-an-internet-delivery-mini-helicopter

We Are All Becoming More Narcissistic https://blogs.psychcentral.com/leveraging-adversity/2017/04/we-are-all-becoming-more-narcissistic/

Disaster psychology

A year of mental health challenges after the Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ymm-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-oilsands-1.4071212

New study highlights mental health of first responders following traumatic events http://kutv.com/news/nation-world/new-study-highlights-mental-health-of-first-responders-following-traumatic-events

Preliminary observations on disaster resilience in rural, remote coastal communities http://haznet.ca/themes/research/preliminary-observations-on-disaster-resilience-in-rural-remote-coastal-communities/

Disaster Behavioral Health Capacity Assessment Tool https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/abc/Documents/dbh-capacity-tool.pdf

Social Capital and Disasters

Otodo Gbame: How Lagos Govt Killed A Community And Its Dreams http://icirnigeria.org/otodo-gbame-how-lagos-govt-killed-a-community-and-it-dreams/