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/

Today in disaster resilience (7 April 2017)

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Massive mudslides leave hundreds dead and missing in Mocoa, Colombia https://watchers.news/2017/04/02/massive-mudslides-leave-hundreds-dead-and-missing-in-mocoa-colombia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Floodwaters sweep away house minutes after family rescued from roof http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-02/floodwaters-sweep-away-house-minutes-after-family-rescued/8409188

Rockhampton braces as Fitzroy River heads toward flood level http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-03/cyclone-debbie-rockhampton-residents-brace-for-major-flooding/8409280

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Apr 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62335/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Apr-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba-.html

Cyclone Debbie flooding clean-up underway in Logan, south of Brisbane, after river peaks http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-02/clean-up-logan-south-of-brisbane-flood-levels-highest-since-1974/8408490

Cyclone Debbie: Australia surveys devastation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39470971

These are the five who died in Cyclone Debbie’s wake https://www.qt.com.au/news/these-are-five-who-died-cyclone-debbies-wake/3162169/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Floods in Peru—‘This is no natural disaster: It’s a social one’ https://firstperson.oxfamamerica.org/2017/03/floods-in-peru-this-is-no-natural-disaster-its-a-social-one/

Red River Floodway and Portage Diversion activated, cutting flood risk in Winnipeg http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/red-river-floodway-activated-1.4049575

U.S. Southeast on guard for tornadoes after storm kills four http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather-south-idUSKBN1752ID?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

Aerial footage shows avalanche of mud in deadly Colombia floods http://mashable.com/2017/04/02/mocoa-colombia-aerial-footage-avalanche/?utm_content=buffer246b0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#C0nFxUxG2OqM

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Apr 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62354/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Apr-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Tu.html

8 Canadian communities declare state of emergency due to flooding http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/red-river-flood-recedes-1.4051971

Ex-Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc in New Zealand http://news.trust.org/item/20170404203014-smcea/?source=spotnewsfeed&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

NASA Analyzes Storms that Caused Deadly Colombia Mudslides https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-analyzes-storms-that-caused-deadly-colombia-mudslides

Mississippi woman, among four killed in storms, desperately tried to direct rescuers in 911 call http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/weather_traffic/article_08938e9a-1880-11e7-8eef-9b9d4a1f2a59.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Kambalny, Etna https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62402/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Kambalny-Etna.html

Some Atlantans leave homes amid flooding; more warnings issued http://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt–politics/some-atlantans-leave-homes-amid-flooding-more-warnings-issued/BZFM5EqV2jmov4AkqZesSO/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rockhampton locals paddle to the pub as flood peak looms http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/rockhampton-locals-paddle-to-the-pub-as-flood-peak-looms-20170405-gveo1e.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Pregnant cow survives 70-kilometre swim in NSW floodwater to scramble out of river at Pimlico http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-05/cow-survives-70km-swim-nsw-floodwater/8417480

Death Toll of Colombia Floods, Mudslides Rises to 286 http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2434125&CategoryId=12393&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Northern Namibia braced for worst flood in memory http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/northern-namibia-braces-worst-flood-memory-170317113756362.html

Two homes, four RVs destroyed in Okeechobee County by possible tornado http://weatherplus.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/04/06/possible-tornado-in-okeechobee-county-nws-investigating/

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Apr 2017: Dukono volcano, Cleveland, Nevados de Chillán, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62419/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Apr-2017-Dukono-volcano-Cleveland-Nevados-de-Chillan-Sabancaya-B.html

Satellite photos of flooding from Cyclone Debbie https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89955&src=twitter-nh

Hundreds evacuated from New Zealand town after levee fails http://globalnews.ca/news/3360403/new-zealand-levee-fails/

Disaster risk reduction

Australian continent has deformed responding to atmospheric and water cycle change http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL072999/abstract

Wetlands and Flood Mitigation: The 10 Percent Solution https://blogs.agu.org/terracentral/2017/03/31/wetlands-flood-mitigation-10-percent-solution/

A global partnership builds resilience and renews hope of Yemenis http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2016/10/24/New-UNDP-World-Bank-partnership-makes-a-difference-in-war-torn-Yemen.html

Local, strategic and economic: a recipe for risk reduction http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52572

Demonstrating the role that natural infrastructure such as coastal wetlands and mangrove swamps can play in mitigating property losses from hurricanes and flooding events http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170403/NEWS06/912312692/Coalition-looks-to-natural-disaster-barriers-coastal-gray-infrastructure-green-w

Keep Florida Communities Safe, Preserve Florida’s Strong Building Codes http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58d523e3e4b06c3d3d3e6ca1

Update: Dunmunkle Creek Flood Investigation http://www.wcma.stfi.re/news/news-detail/2017/03/24/update-dunmunkle-creek-flood-investigation?sf=bzkdbda&utm_content=bufferfb54c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#aa

A government that’s underwhelmed by disaster http://www.afr.com/news/policy/a-government-thats-underwhelmed-by-disaster-20170111-gtpbop

Can we really use El Niño to predict flooding? https://thesocialmetwork.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/can-we-really-use-el-nino-to-predict-flooding/

An innovative suite of tools and resources to help end users identify water catchments susceptible to post-fire soil erosion, flooding and water quality risks http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/science-backed-tools-enhance-water-catchment-management

NSW floods: Insurance industry defends high premiums, calls for more disaster mitigation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-04/insurance-industry-defends-high-premiums-for-lismore-residents/8414526

Flooding from Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc with Queensland coal industry http://www.smh.com.au/business/flooding-from-cyclone-debbie-wreaks-havoc-with-queensland-coal-industry-20170401-gvbpyt.html

The Great Lie of American Flood Risk https://www.wired.com/2017/03/great-lie-american-flood-risk/?mbid=social_fb_onsiteshare

Research News is the newsletter from the Joint Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Research and Development Programme http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/Libraries/FCERM_Documents/Issue_28_-_March_2017.sflb.ashx#page17

Professor Quarantelli, a leader in disaster research, passes away https://www.drc.udel.edu/news/Pages/quarantelli.aspx

Flood-hit farmers given £800,000 to help develop natural flood management projects https://www.farminguk.com/News/Flood-hit-farmers-given-800-000-to-help-develop-natural-flood-management-projects_46076.html

Preparing for the Future Using Lessons From Hurricane Sandy https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/nyregion/preparing-for-the-future-using-lessons-from-hurricane-sandy.html?_r=0

Simulated ocean response to tropical cyclones: The effect of a novel parameterization of mixing from unbroken surface waves http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016MS000878/full

Mapped: Where £4.4bn is being spent on flood protection in England https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-where-four-point-four-billion-being-spent-flood-protection

Opinion: Resilience key to livable and strong Vancouver http://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/opinion-resilience-key-to-livable-and-strong-vancouver

Exploring the multiple-lines of defense approach to managing tsunami risk http://envirodm.org/post/six-years-after-tsunami-japan-is-finding-ways-to-work-with-nature

Social geology — integrating sustainability concepts into Earth sciences http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016787817300044

Panel: mitigating disaster and measuring risk in the wake of Cyclone Debbie http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/mitigating-disaster-and-measuring-risk-in-the-wake-of-cyclone/8416830?utm_content=buffera8fac&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Insurance could help Latin America break the link between extreme weather and extreme poverty https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/breaking-the-link-between-extreme-weather-and-extreme-poverty-how-insurance-can-help-latin-america-become-more-resilient

Poll: Nearly 75% of Voters Back Flood Reforms http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/04/05/poll-nearly-75-percent-of-voters-back-flood-reforms

Wivenhoe Dam $900 million safety revamp considered to prevent Brisbane flood disaster http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-05/wivenhoe-dam-needs-safety-revamp-to-limit-massive-brisbane-flood/8419472

Communities all over are adopting nature-based solutions to reduce flood risk — and it’s working https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/flooding-risk-and-naturally-resilient-communities.xml

March 2017 edition of Floodplain Manager newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20217&t=3aa7bd0a2c4efdac25e26afecb663681

Before the storm https://blogs.csiro.au/ecos/before-the-storm/

Overlooked Landslides https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89969

Global Resilience Challenge Water Window addressing resilience issues of flood prone communities http://www.globalresiliencepartnership.org/water/

Natural floods and unnatural disasters in Bihar http://indiaclimatedialogue.net/2017/03/22/natural-floods-unnatural-disasters-bihar/

Emergency management

An unexpected study in firefighter harassment https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/226550018-An-unexpected-study-in-firefighter-harassment/

The future of technology in crisis response https://medium.com/@UNOCHA/the-future-of-technology-in-crisis-response-2b73d5873c5c

The role of volunteers in the human development agenda https://www.unv.org/news/role-volunteers-human-development-agenda-interview-selim-jahan-lead-author-human-development

Six years after the 2011 Japan tsunami tens of thousands remain homeless, and, for some, life has just gotten tougher since the disaster https://globalvoices.org/2017/04/03/six-years-on-how-fukushima-miyagi-and-iwate-are-recovering-from-the-tsunami/

We’re helping people affected by floods triggered by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie http://www.redcross.org.au/news/cyclone-debbie-aftermath.aspx

Anxious people, frightened dogs and rising floodwaters: a Red Cross volunteer shares her sleepless night in Lismore http://www.redcross.org.au/news/one-night-in-an-evacuation-centre.aspx

Public Health Preparedness and Response National Snapshot 2017 https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/whyitmatters/index.html?platform=hootsuite

Working in hot temperatures increases the risk of suffering a heart attack, researchers have said http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39478080

Snake, spider and rat alert in aftermath of eastern states floods https://thewest.com.au/news/severe-weather/snake-spider-and-rat-alert-in-aftermath-of-eastern-states-floods-ng-b88434208z

Flood, landslide reconstruction expected to cost 15 billion USD in Peru http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/05/c_136182685.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Last minute rush for flood grants http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/04/04/last-minute-rush-flood-grants/

Why Cancer Is Killing Boston’s Firefighters http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2017/03/19/firefighters-cancer/2/

‘We had to stand guard to stop the grubs’: Mum fends off looters after floods http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/we-had-to-stand-guard-to-stop-the-grubs-mum-fends-off-looters-after-floods/news-story/a5efab80785a70736bd4aed48f62e4a1

Households and businesses affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie and its aftermath are being warned to watch out for scam artists posing as builders or insurance company assessors http://www.insurancecouncil.com.au/media_release/plain/409

Research: how mountain waves can escalate bushfires http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/1311/research-how-mountain-waves-can-escalate-bushfires/?cid=003tw33

The fault behind the catastrophic Colombian flood http://temblor.net/flood-insights/the-fault-behind-the-catastrophic-colombian-flood-2911/

Enabling emergency responders across Europe to detect and respond to Waze crash reports in real-time https://thenextweb.com/eu/2017/04/05/waze-is-launching-a-new-project-to-save-lives-in-europe/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=Google%27s%20Waze%20is%20launching%20a%20new%20project%20to%20save%20lives%20in%20Europe&utm_campaign=share%2Bbutton#.tnw_UyjN467V

NSW floods: Locals say road where mum Stephanie King and children died was not closed http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-05/community-remembers-mother-and-children-killed-in-nsw-floods/8416626

Warnings but no action preceded deadly flood in Colombia https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/years-of-warnings-preceded-deadly-flood-in-southern-colombia/2017/04/05/539cfe68-19b5-11e7-8598-9a99da559f9e_story.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_term=.b1b711ebfb82

Prosecution to hear south Colombia authorities over Mocoa disaster http://colombiareports.com/prosecution-hear-south-colombia-authorities-mocoa-disaster/

Arizona Court Rules on Duty to Protect Property in Naturally Caused Wildfires http://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2017/04/04/arizona-court-rules-on-duty-to-protect-property-in-naturally-caused-wildfires/

How do we stop volunteer emergency service workers quitting? https://theconversation.com/how-do-we-stop-volunteer-emergency-service-workers-quitting-73836

Businesses rally around Edgecumbe after floods http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11833738&ref=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Climate Change Skeptic Group Seeks to Influence 200,000 Teachers http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/climate-change-skeptic-group-seeks-to-influence-200000-teachers/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_term=20170402&utm_content=849957831&linkId=36092100

UN Online Volunteering https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en

April is Tsunami Awareness Month http://bigislandnow.com/2017/04/04/april-is-tsunami-awareness-month/

Disaster statistics http://www.preventionweb.net/tags/pw:statistics/Disaster%20statistics#hits=20&sortby=default&view=pw&filter=usertags%3A%5E%22pw%3Astatistics%22%24

Two-stage opening of the Dover Strait and the origin of island Britain http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15101

Developing a “harmonized” language for climate services and disaster risk reduction https://www.sei-international.org/blog-articles/3657?utm_content=buffer6a602&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIresearch

Tropical cyclones: just for the tropics? http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/1299/tropical-cyclones-just-for-the-tropics/?cid=003tw34

A majority of American voters say they have been impacted by flooding in some way http://www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/assets/2017/04/cp_poll_nearly_75_percent_of_voters_back_flood_reforms_memo.pdf

15 Skills For Surviving A Collapsed City http://www.survivopedia.com/12-skills-to-surviving-a-collapsed-city/

Rocky is no stranger to major floods https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/2017/floods-apart-of-rockys-history

How to keep your mobile phone connected when the network is down https://theconversation.com/how-to-keep-your-mobile-phone-connected-when-the-network-is-down-75301

The World Café: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter http://www.theworldcafe.com/

iSeeChange: Investigate how weather and climate change are affecting your environment https://www.iseechange.org/

Social Media and Emergency Management

Using social media to enlist volunteer support for #CycloneDebbie recovery http://emergencyvolunteering.com.au/qld

Pathology of a fake news story https://medium.com/@LeonDerczynski/pathology-of-a-fake-news-story-aa572e6764e8

Why I use emoji in research and teaching https://theconversation.com/why-i-use-emoji-in-research-and-teaching-75399

Reporter using Facebook captures rescue as person drives through floodwaters http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/247038045-story?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Slow-moving, long-predicted incidents like Cyclone Debbie rarely generate substantial engagement from the Twitter community https://theconversation.com/atnix-debbie-misses-twitter-75776

Disaster psychology

Addressing post-traumatic stress disorder in the fire service http://www.firerescuemagazine.com/articles/print/volume-12/issue-3/features/firefighters-and-trauma.html

Flood Risk Perceptions of Lismore Businesses https://riskfrontiers.com/flood-risk-perceptions-of-lismore-businesses/

Learning about psychological first aid http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/learning-about-psychological-first-aid-emps-webinar

The Life Process of Children Who Survived the Manjil Earthquake: A Decaying or Renewing Process http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/the-life-process-of-children-who-survived-the-manjil-earthquake-a-decaying-or-renewing-process/

Post-Traumatic Stress Is All Too Often Created By Police Leadership http://americaoutloud.com/post-traumatic-stress-often-created-police-leadership/

Social capital and disasters

Meet the heroes of Murwillumbah, a tiny town with a big heart http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-03/nsw-floods-murwillumbah-survival-stories/8408946

Digital volunteer systems help local populations by fostering a neighbor-helping-neighbor system http://humanityroad.org/panhandle-strong/

Networks: An Introduction https://www.complexityexplorer.org/explore/resources/535-networks-an-introduction

Logan Ahmadiyya Muslim Community joins ‘Mud Army’ for flood recovery http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-04/logan-muslim-community-pitches-in-for-flood-recovery/8413824

Who leaves, who comes back? http://www.resilientus.org/who-leaves-who-comes-back/

After the flood – community comes together to help elderly neighbours http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/after-flood-community-comes-together-12835286

Today in disaster resilience (31 March 2017)

Please find below links to news from around the world related to some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Avalanche hits school group in Nasu, Japan http://www.smh.com.au/world/avalanche-hits-school-group-in-nasu-japan-20170327-gv7e1v

Peru’s devastating floods cause US$3 billion in damage http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Peru-s-devastating-floods-cause-US-3-billion-in-damage_93638

EF1 Tornado hit Clermont County Sunday, National Weather Service says http://www.wcpo.com/weather/tornado-hit-clermont-county-sunday-national-weather-service-says

Mudslide buries Peruvian village, leaving little to claim http://www.wral.com/mudslide-buries-peruvian-village-leaving-little-to-claim/16605899/

Cyclone Debbie live updates: Queensland cleans up as storm moves inland http://www.theage.com.au/queensland/cyclone-debbie-live-updates-queensland-cleans-up-as-storm-moves-inland-20170328-gv8l1o.html?platform=hootsuite

The science behind Cyclone Debbie http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2017/03/the-science-behind-cyclone-debbie?adbsc=social_20170328_71149666&adbid=846854421430489088&adbpl=tw&adbpr=34800396

Cyclone Debbie by the numbers: How it compares with Cyclone Tracy, Marcia, Yasi http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/cyclone-debbie-by-the-numbers-how-it-compares-with-cyclone-tracy-marcia-yasi-and-the-others-20170329-gv8vze.html?utm_content=buffer2fe78&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Peru floods: Four killed as Piura bursts its banks http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39418314

NSW floods: Sirens sound in Lismore as levee cracks and floods city http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/nsw-floods-sirens-sound-in-lismore-as-levee-cracks-and-floods-city-20170330-gvag39.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nc&eid=socialn%3Atwi-13omn1677-edtrl-other%3Annn-17%2F02%2F2014-edtrs_socialshare-all-nnn-nnn-vars-o%26sa%3DD%26usg%3DALhdy28zsr6qiq

Beaudesert hit with record floods http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/03/31/beaudesert-hit-record-floods

Residents who copped the worst of the 2011 Brisbane flood brace for the worst again as waters rise http://www.couriermail.com.au/technology/residents-who-copped-the-worst-of-the-2011-brisbane-flood-brace-for-the-worst-again-as-waters-rise/news-story/6eefdfdb4de9cbd750be633459e42635

Disaster risk reduction

Kiwi scientist’s trek to volcanic hotspot http://www.nzherald.co.nz/science/news/article.cfm?c_id=82&objectid=11825872

Episodic Tremor and Slip http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/pprs-pprp/pubs/GF-GI/GEOFACT_ETS_e.pdf

The Mitchell Creek landslide in British Columbia, Canada http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/03/24/mitchell-creek-landslide-1/

Notorious L.A. earthquake fault more dangerous than experts believed, new research shows http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-newport-inglewood-earthquake-20170321-story.html

European Forum targets disaster risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52479

Lloyd’s calls on insurers to improve cities’ resilience to catastrophes http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/lloyd-s-calls-on-insurers-to-improve-cities-resilience-to-catastrophes-11466

Future cities: building infrastructure resilience https://www.lloyds.com/~/media/files/news%20and%20insight/risk%20insight/2017/arup/lloyds_arup%20future%20cities%202017.pdf

Thunderstorms Pose as Much Property Risk as Hurricanes http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/03/27/thunderstorms-pose-as-much-property-risk-as-hurricanes/

M=4.5 earthquake highlights Hawaii’s tectonic past, present, and future http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/m4-5-earthquake-highlights-hawaiis-tectonic-past-present-and-future-2863/

Saving the Flame by Protecting Azerbaijan’s Mountain Communities from Flooding https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/land-of-fire

A new eruption from Kambalny in southern Kamchatka https://www.wired.com/2017/03/russian-volcano-just-erupted-first-time-centuries/?mbid=social_twitter

More than a Hundred Years of Flooding and Erosion in One Event http://www.geosociety.org/GSA/News/Releases/GSA/News/pr/2017/17-17.aspx

New Hydro Map Service Available https://www.usgs.gov/news/new-hydro-map-service-available

JR firms hone earthquake-response systems for shinkansen lines http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/28/national/jr-firms-hone-earthquake-response-systems-for-shinkansen-lines/#.WNrRndKGPIU

How Affordable Is Flood Insurance in New York City and What Can Be Done to Address Affordability Issues? https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9957.html?adbsc=social_20170328_1408601&adbid=846815411161092096&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

Asia suffered S$116b losses from disasters last year, study shows http://www.todayonline.com/business/asia-suffered-s116b-losses-disasters-last-year-study-shows?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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

Peru’s deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities http://news.trust.org/item/20170323090649-vafut/

New data needed to improve prescribing, combat threat of antibiotic resistance http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/issue-briefs/2017/03/trends-in-us-antibiotic-use

The Real Threat to National Security: Deadly Disease https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/opinion/the-real-threat-to-national-security-deadly-disease.html?_r=0

Cyclone Debbie: we can design cities to withstand these natural disasters https://theconversation.com/cyclone-debbie-we-can-design-cities-to-withstand-these-natural-disasters-75287

Where Levees Fail In California, Nature Can Step In To Nurture Rivers http://www.npr.org/2017/03/29/521939643/where-levees-fail-in-california-nature-can-step-in-to-nurture-rivers?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Santa Monica adopts nation’s most extensive earthquake retrofit plan http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-santa-monica-earthquake-retrofit-20170328-story.html

Linking spatial fire planning to management of large fires https://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/projects/linking-spatial-fire-planning-management-large-fires?platform=hootsuite

Since 2000, Earth Observing-1 has provided stunning views of our planet. Now its work comes to an end https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Gallery/eo1.php?src=features-hp&eocn=home&eoci=feature

Econometric modeling of fire management expenditures https://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/projects/econometric-modeling-fire-management-expenditures?platform=hootsuite

Resilient Thessaloniki strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/city/thessaloniki#/-_/

Emergency management

The Future of Tornado Warnings: More Precise, More Lead Time, Fewer False Alarms https://weather.com/storms/tornado/news/tornado-warnings-future-facets-nssl

Study shows refugees’ and immigrants’ resilience in disasters https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/news-events-and-notices/news/news-2017/02/study-shows-refugees-and-immigrants-resilience-in-disasters.html

Manitoba flood forecast data centre getting busy http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/floods-forecast-unduche-manitoba-1.4039604

Think of the children when disasters strike http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/uncategorized/325470-think-of-the-children-when-disasters-strike?platform=hootsuite

Outback training weekend ‘turns to disaster’ in far west New South Wales http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-27/outback-training-weekend-turns-to-mock-disaster/8383142?platform=hootsuite

Canyon Fire Shelter Deployment and Entrapment Incident Review http://wildfiretoday.com/documents/Canyon_Fire_Review.pdf

IoT: Connected Emergency Services https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/iot-connected-emergency-services-marc-valls-estefanell

What is left when Peru’s flood waters recede? http://in.reuters.com/article/peru-floods-idINKBN16Y20N?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20reuters%2FINworldNews%20%28News%20%2F%20IN%20%2F%20World%20News%29

Boulder Fire Is a Reminder of the Need for Community Collaborations https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/near-misses-and-far-sightedness-boulder-fire-is-a-reminder-of-the-need-for-community-collaborations

New tsunami sirens to be installed on Vancouver Island http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/new-tsunami-sirens-to-be-installed-on-vancouver-island-1.3344444

Trump to Toss Obama’s Orders to Prepare for Extreme Weather https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-27/trump-said-to-toss-obama-s-orders-to-prepare-for-extreme-weather

Appointment of CFA Chief Officer http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/appointment-of-chief-officer.html

Cyclones in Queensland: Learning from five of the worst ever recorded http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-27/learning-from-history-five-of-the-worst-recorded-cyclones/8389558

Kaikoura Earthquake produced seven-metre tsunami http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11827071

Contemporary patterns of fire extent and severity in forests of the Pacific Northwest, USA (1985–2010) http://www.nwfirescience.org/biblio/contemporary-patterns-fire-extent-and-severity-forests-pacific-northwest-usa-1985%E2%80%932010?platform=hootsuite

Australian tropical cyclone activity lower than at any time over the past 550–1,500 years http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v505/n7485/abs/nature12882.html

Matthew: A storm of three tales https://www.munichre.com/en/reinsurance/magazine/topics-online/2017/topics-geo/hurricane-matthew/index.html

New technology will transform how floods are forecast across England https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/28/new-technology-will-transform-how-floods-are-forecast-across-england/

Worldwide Waterwatch March 2017 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/3/15/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-march-2017

Up, up and very far away: Remote sensing in flood response https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/30/up-up-and-very-far-away-remote-sensing-in-flood-response/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Great English Earthquake http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/heritage/heritage_column_the_earthquake_at_fairlop_1_4947811

Citizen Seismology http://www.citizenseismology.eu/

Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness https://disaster.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/specialpopulationsanddisasters.html

Pet Disaster-Preparedness Kit http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/tips/pet_disaster_preparedness_kit.html

Vehicles as weapons: can we be prepared? https://preparednessthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/vehicles-as-weapons-can-we-be-prepared/

Cyclone Debbie: How the BOM names cyclones http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-25/cyclone-debbie-how-are-cyclones-named/8386496

What is a cyclone? The difference between a cyclone, hurricane and typhoon http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/what-cyclone-difference-between-cyclone-hurricane-typhoon-1613969?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

New tool lets Delawareans check for flood risk http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2017/03/26/new-areas-delaware-show-up-flood-maps/99204028/

Do you want to make a difference to flood risk in the South West? https://www.gov.uk/government/news/do-you-want-to-make-a-difference-to-flood-risk-in-the-south-west–2

Public foresight activities for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation http://www.placard-network.eu/using-foresight-in-public-to-public-partnerships-reflections-from-era-learn-training/?utm_content=bufferb4e41&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

To engage citizens in planning technology must be matched with a participatory culture https://dailyplanet.climate-kic.org/technology-must-matched-participatory-culture-engage-citizens-planning/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Self Recovery App https://www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies/self-recovery-app/index.html

Disaster psychology

The role of prior experience in informing and motivating earthquake preparedness http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916303296

Preparedness behaviours and attitudes http://ncdp.columbia.edu/research/preparedness-attitudes-behaviors/

Lions, Lambs & Lone Wolves: Archetypical Disaster Roles and their Relationship to Preparedness Behaviors http://ncdptraining.cumc.columbia.edu/~columbia/files/Abramson%20APHA%202010%20Lions%20Lambs%20Lone%20Wolves%20poster.pdf

Backing our frontline: Paramedic’s pain after witnessing relative’s attempted suicide http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/backing-our-frontline-paramedics-pain-after-witnessing-relatives-attempted-suicide-20170317-gv0ue7.html

Life experiences boost quake preparation http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11826893

Worried about shark attacks or terrorism? Here’s how to think about the real risk of rare events https://theconversation.com/worried-about-shark-attacks-or-terrorism-heres-how-to-think-about-the-real-risk-of-rare-events-74690?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20March%2030%202017%20-%2070865329&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20March%2030%202017%20-%2070865329+CID_bc4a224fbb7f6e36f99c0561b9fe0615&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=Worried%20about%20shark%20attacks%20or%20terrorism%20Heres%20how%20to%20think%20about%20the%20real%20risk%20of%20rare%20events

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making http://www.sjdm.org/

Direct experience of a disaster can be a strong motivator of preparedness http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916303296

Four ways you can help your kids deal with a natural disaster https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-alerts/news/four-ways-you-can-help-your-kids-deal-with-a-natural-disaster

Alberta social workers consider network for co-ordinated disaster response http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-social-work-disaster-response-1.4045712?cmp=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Today in disaster resilience (24 March 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

At least 75 dead, 626,298 affected as natural disasters hit Peru http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/noticia-at-least-75-dead-626298-affected-as-natural-disasters-hit-peru-658878.aspx

Thousands Still Trapped By Northern NSW Floods http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/03/19/thousands-still-trapped-by-northern-nsw-floods_a_21902776/

Burundi – Floods and Landslides Leave 6 Dead, 160 Homes Destroyed http://floodlist.com/africa/burundi-floods-cibitoke-bujumbura-march-2017

Namibia braces for worst flooding in living memory, over 70 dead https://watchers.news/2017/03/20/namibia-braces-for-worst-flooding-in-living-memory-over-70-dead/

Drone footage shows widespread flooding in Peru http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/21/drone-footage-shows-widespread-flooding-peru/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The hidden threat behind Kenya’s worsening drought https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/03/02/hidden-threat-behind-kenya%E2%80%99s-worsening-drought

London attack: At least four dead, 20 injured after terrorist targets Westminster Bridge, Houses of Parliament http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-23/london-terrorist-attack-on-uk-parliament-westminster-bridge/8378392

Another Tornado Record’s in Sight for U.S. as Thunderstorms Boom https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-23/another-tornado-record-s-in-sight-for-u-s-as-thunderstorms-boom

Wildfire Fears In Jefferson County: ‘I’ve Never Seen A Winter Like This’ http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/03/22/jefferson-county-wildfires-colorado/

Botswana: North West District to Mitigate Flood Aftermath http://allafrica.com/stories/201703210359.html

Disaster risk reduction

UNDP, Tohoku University, and Fujitsu start joint project to reduce damages due to disasters http://reliefweb.int/report/world/undp-tohoku-university-and-fujitsu-start-joint-project-reduce-damages-due-disasters

Ply in the sky: wooden buildings on the rise http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201836382/ply-in-the-sky-wooden-buildings-on-the-rise

Assessing Jurisdictional Risk http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Assessing-Jurisdictional-Risk.html?utm_content=buffer4c1ce&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Trump’s cut to flood map program could trigger insurance rate hikes http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-idUSKBN16R2FT

2017 Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction http://reliefweb.int/report/world/mexico-meeting-bring-world-together-disaster-prevention

Disaster risk reduction and sustainable development, two sides of the same coin http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2017/3/17/Disaster-risk-reduction-and-sustainable-development-two-sides-of-the-same-coin.html

Creating a register for managing water levels https://data.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/20/creating-a-register-for-managing-water-levels/

Tiny Nevada Town Flooded by Failed Dam https://www.floodbarrierusa.com/2017/03/nevada-flooded-failed/

Earthquake expert wins award for research on severity of quake damage based on location http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/90663418/scientist-helping-predict-which-land-will-shake-more-in-a-big-quake

Before the Flood: the Value of Mitigation http://www.governing.com/columns/smart-mgmt/col-value-flood-mitigation.html

GIS Technology Now A Critical Tool In Flood Zone Determination http://www.mortgageorb.com/gis-technology-helps-flood-zone-determinations#.WNLbvznpJJk.twitter

Ancient Quakes Reveal Risk For California: “L.A. Will Sink As Much As 3 Feet” http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/ancient-quakes-reveal-risk-for-california-l-a-will-sink-as-much-as-3-feet_03222017

Sustainability is not enough; we need regenerative cultures https://medium.com/@designforsustainability/sustainability-is-not-enough-we-need-regenerative-cultures-4abb3c78e68b#.eh0mnq1dc

A new wave of hurricane-hunting technology from NOAA explores atmospheric and oceanic interactions in the Caribbean http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/keynotes/keynotes_0117_underwaterglider.html

Haiti And Why We Need More Women Managing Disaster Risk http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/haiti-and-why-we-need-more-women-managing-disaster_us_58befc86e4b05386ddc0ca86?platform=hootsuite

World Water Day: Why tackling flooding remains a sustainability priority https://www.edie.net/blog/World-Water-Day-Why-tackling-flooding-remains-a-sustainability-priority/6098201

Health impacts of extreme events https://health2016.globalchange.gov/extreme-events

New Zealand temblor points to threat of compound quakes http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6331/1250

Forecasting for Catastrophes: How Investment in Weather Services Can Save Lives and Grow Economies http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/03/23/forecasting-for-catastrophes-how-investment-in-weather-services-can-save-lives-and-grow-economies?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

How earthquake forecasting could improve https://eos.org/editors-vox/neotectonics-and-earthquake-forecasting

Maps, Drones Bring Lifesaving Information to Disaster-prone Guatemala http://reliefweb.int/report/guatemala/maps-drones-bring-lifesaving-information-disaster-prone-guatemala?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Calgary looks to mitigate flood effects in city rivers while waiting for upstream plan http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-mitigate-flooding-1.4036970

First Of Sheffield’s Flood Defences Nearing Completion http://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/First-Of-Sheffields-Flood-Defences-Nearing-Completion?platform=hootsuite

Emergency management

A smartphone-based diagnostic platform for rapid detection of Zika, chikungunya, and dengue viruses http://www.nature.com/articles/srep44778

Natural Disaster Response Exercise Vigilant Guard To Begin https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1124303/natural-disaster-response-exercise-vigilant-guard-to-begin-spokesman-says?source=GovDelivery#.WNBHEJbGBlo.twitter

From Concept to Operations: Building Disaster Health Resilience in one of America’s Largest Communities https://www.phe.gov/ASPRBlog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=f59454e5-a08d-4a13-9abe-0d31ef99f1af&ID=246&Web=e1195e40-c916-4c28-aa5a-de2eda4302e4

How disaster relief efforts could be improved with game theory https://theconversation.com/how-disaster-relief-efforts-could-be-improved-with-game-theory-72923

The City of Johannesburg has developed a set of proactive measures in a bid to prevent fatalities during flooding http://www.joburg.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11399&catid=88&Itemid=266

The 2017 US wildfire season is off to alarming start http://gizmodo.com/wildfires-have-already-toasted-a-staggering-amount-of-l-1793496136?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow&utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_twitter&utm_source=io9_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Bermuda takes part in tsunami exercise http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170321/bermuda-takes-part-in-tsunami-exercise

Responding to forest fires in Europe http://ec.europa.eu/echo/what-we-do/civil-protection/forest-fires_en

San Jose flood destroys professor’s house http://lavozdeanza.com/news/2017/03/21/san-jose-flood-destroys-professors-house/

Trump budget blueprint raises questions about disaster aid http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/16/politics/trump-budget-cdbg-block-grant-cuts/index.html

Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians Collaborate to Prepare for Earthquake http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2017/march/israelis-palestinians-jordanians-collaborate-to-prepare-for-earthquake

Stranded residents question flood warnings on NSW north coast http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-22/locals-query-why-no-warning-was-given-for-heavy-rain/8377698

Ushahidi Supporting crisis response efforts in Peru https://www.ushahidi.com/blog/2017/03/23/supporting-crisis-response-efforts-in-peru

San Jose flood: A month later, 500 have yet to return home http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/23/san-jose-flood-a-month-later-500-have-yet-to-return-home/?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1490305115

In cyclone’s wake, UN appeals for $20 million to help affected populations in Madagascar http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56408&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#.WNRHadKGPIU

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Measures of Community Resilience for Local Decision Makers https://www.nap.edu/download/21911

NFPA and State Farm announce winners of 2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project awards http://www.nfpa.org/news-and-research/news-and-media/press-room/news-releases/2017/nfpa-and-state-farm-announce-winners-of-2017-wildfire-community-preparedness-day-project-awards?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nfpanewsreleases+(NFPA+News+Releases)

World Meteorological Day – 23 March 2017: post your cloud pics https://public.wmo.int/en/WorldMetDay2017

Flooding advice for children http://www.newground.co.uk/news-events-media/knowledge-centre/flooding-advice-for-children/

Community-based learning for sustainable development http://uil.unesco.org/literacy-and-basic-skills/community-engagement/community-based-learning-sustainable-development

How to foster long-term recovery after a wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/long-term-recovery-planning-thinking-start/

Statistics on US wildfires https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm

Teens taught search and rescue skills http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-news/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503768&objectid=11819457

World Water Day: Take Action around the World to Tackle a Water Crisis http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/03/22/world-water-day-2017?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Guy drives into a raging flood. You’ll definitely believe what happens next https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/03/22/guy-drives-into-a-raging-flood-youll-definitely-believe-what-happens-next/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_term=.b6c31a90e651

City to Help Residents Prepare, Respond to Potential Tsunamis https://lbpost.com/news/2000010617-city-to-help-residents-prepare-respond-to-potential-tsunamis

Engaging youth in post-disaster research: Lessons learned from a creative methods approach http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/ijcre/article/view/4875

Met office gets young visitors http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/met-office-gets-young-visitors/article17621406.ece?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

SEPA flood education models http://laserflair.co.uk/sepa-flood-education-models/

Vehicles become vulnerable to moving floodwaters once the depth reached the floor of the car https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/half-metre-deep-flood-flowing-like-being-hit-by-an/3158405/

Social Media and Emergency Management

Evidence of Complex Contagion of Information in Social Media: An Experiment Using Twitter Bots https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.06027

Obsessive Use of Social Media Tied to Brain Imbalance https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/03/20/obsessive-use-of-social-media-tied-to-brain-imbalance/117918.html?li_source=LI&li_medium=hot-topics&utm_content=buffer5911d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Social media users 2017 infographic https://www.tracx.com/resources/blog/social-media-demographics-2017-marketers/

Social Media: Tornado Safety https://www.weather.gov/wrn/spring2017-tornado-sm?utm_content=buffer45f1c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Social media users around the world have united in a show of support for the people of Britain following the terror attack in London http://news.sky.com/story/westminster-attack-social-media-unites-wearenotafraid-prayforlondon-10810970?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter

Twitter purged nearly 377,000 accounts suspected of supporting terrorism in the last six months of 2016 http://fox40.com/2017/03/23/twitters-purging-terror-accounts-at-a-dizzying-rate-tmwsp/

Disaster psychology

Coping in a ‘disaster zone’: How do adults and children deal with ongoing trauma? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-11/christchurch-how-adults-and-children-deal-with-ongoing-trauma/8344908

Documentary ‘Newtown’ examines a town’s lasting trauma http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/documentary-newtown-examines-towns-lasting-trauma/#.WNGQVlxDbNs.twitter

Heat exposure associated with mental illness https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170321123641.htm

How to cope with traumatic news – an illustrated guide http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-23/illustrated-guide-coping-traumatic-news/5985104

Today in disaster resilience (18 November 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Seismic details of 7.5 magnitude NZ earthquake http://geoscope.ipgp.fr/index.php/en/catalog/earthquake-description?seis=us1000778i

Deadly 7.5 earthquake: Tsunami hits east coast, Waiau feared worst hit http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11747432

Severe wildfires spreading across the Southeast US https://watchers.news/2016/11/15/wildfire-southeast-us-november-2016/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Farmer saves cows trapped on tiny patch of turf after earthquake https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/11/15/farmer-saves-cows-trapped-on-tiny-patch-of-turf-after-earthquake/?tid=sm_tw

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Nov 2016: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Kerinci, Turrialba, Saban https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59946/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Nov-2016-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Kerinci-Turrialba-Saban.html

Search for child swept away by flash floods continues https://www.enca.com/south-africa/search-for-child-swept-away-by-flash-floods-continues

165 earthquakes within a radius of 150km of central Christchurch over 24 hours http://www.canterburyquakelive.co.nz/

Heavy rain inundates Indonesia, Tangerang under 2-m high waters https://watchers.news/2016/11/14/flood-indonesia-november-2016/

The Worst Wildfire In North Carolina History Is Devastating The State http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/wildfire-in-nc/

Dominican Republic Flood Relief https://www.youcaring.com/floodvictims-692321

Tornadoes hit Wales and Midlands http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38016701

Hundreds Hospitalized, Several Arrested in Southeast Wildfires http://abcnews.go.com/US/hundreds-hospitalized-breathing-difficulties-due-wildfires-southeast/story?id=43559886&cid=abcn_fb

Severe flooding hits the Dominican Republic, 20 000 evacuated https://watchers.news/2016/11/17/dominican-republic-severe-flood-november-2016/

Disaster risk reduction

Resilient Cities – Policy Highlights http://www.oecd.org/gov/regional-policy/resilient-cities-policy-highlights.htm

Natural hazards in Australia: extreme bushfire http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-016-1811-1

Firestorms: the bushfire/thunderstorm hybrids we urgently need to understand https://theconversation.com/firestorms-the-bushfire-thunderstorm-hybrids-we-urgently-need-to-understand-68426

Flooding is a ‘humanitarian crisis waiting to happen’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/climate-change-related-flooding-one-billion-people-risk-2060-warns-charity-a7031241.html

The lessons we need to learn to deal with the ‘creeping disaster’ of drought https://theconversation.com/the-lessons-we-need-to-learn-to-deal-with-the-creeping-disaster-of-drought-68172?utm_content=buffer4a6c3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Researchers explore gigantic volcanic eruptions that led to mass extinctions http://phys.org/news/2016-11-explore-gigantic-volcanic-eruptions-mass.html

Immoral hazard: the gender inequality of risk http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2016/11/op-ed-by-ded-glemarec-on-gender-inequality-of-risk

Lessons from the Rebuild by Design Competition After Hurricane Sandy http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2016/11/report-details-progress-and-challenges-in-regional-resiliency-four-years-after-sandy-107345

Report: Disasters Are Even More Disastrous Than We Think http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/11/14/502039441/report-disasters-are-even-more-disastrous-than-we-think

Understanding flash floods in five Edmonton neighbourhoods http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/understanding-flash-floods-in-five-edmonton-neighbourhoods

Dutch sports field helps mitigate flooding https://www.fastcoexist.com/3026880/this-sports-field-also-helps-save-the-city-from-flooding

Breaking the Link Between Extreme Weather and Extreme Poverty http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/11/14/breaking-the-link-between-extreme-weather-and-extreme-poverty?cid=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Papua New Guinea’s volcano risk https://www.wired.com/2016/11/papua-new-guinea-hides-dangerous-volcanoes-earth/

What are natural flood defences and do they work? http://www.countryfile.com/article/what-are-natural-flood-defences-and-do-they-work

Hurt by sea: how storm surges and sea-level rise make coastal life risky https://theconversation.com/hurt-by-sea-how-storm-surges-and-sea-level-rise-make-coastal-life-risky-68348

The western boundary of South America is an active subduction zone http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/pictures/2016/11/01/scientific-motivation/?platform=hootsuite

Small earthquakes could help warn of the next big quake in Australia https://theconversation.com/small-earthquakes-could-help-warn-of-the-next-big-quake-in-australia-68753

Why collaboration is key to flood risk management http://governmentbusiness.co.uk/features/why-collaboration-key-better-flood-risk-management

Vancouver is currently considering a number of options to strengthen the resilience of the city’s flood defence http://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13192-vancouver-mulls-$300m-to-$800m-flood-resilience-options

Facing up to the future: the City Resilience Index http://www.arup.com/city_resilience_index

Sydney’s homeowners face their property values being reduced, as the future risk of increasingly floods and bushfires grows http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/sydney-homeowners-face-properties-being-reduced-in-value-because-of-climate-change-climate-risk-group-says-20161115-gsq5mu.html

Bushfires might dominate the summertime headlines but storms and flooding pose the biggest disaster risk to Sydney’s economy http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/risk-room/sydneys-greatest-perils-floods-and-storms-20161109-gslxrz.html

Terrorism Deaths Fall Globally http://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/87593-terrorism-deaths-fall-globally?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

5 bold initiatives in flood resilience https://www.devex.com/news/5-bold-initiatives-in-flood-resilience-89036

Emergency management

Rebuilding Haiti, One Commune at a Time: Experience from Haitian People in Zabriko and Elsewhere http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/10/10/rebuilding-haiti-one-commune-time-experience-haitian-people-zabriko-and-elsewhere?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

The transport of Icelandic volcanic ash http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016JB013350/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+unavailable+on+Saturday+26th+November+2016+from+07:00-11:00+GMT+/+02:00-06:00+EST+/+15:00-19:00+SGT+for+essential+maintenance.++Apologies+for+the+inconvenience.

 ‘Kiwis are a unique type of tough’: a note from GeoNet’s director on responding to the monster quake http://thespinoff.co.nz/science/16-11-2016/kiwis-are-a-unique-type-of-tough-a-note-from-geonets-director-on-responding-to-the-monster-quake/

SA blackouts caused by seven tornadoes http://www.afr.com/news/politics/sa-blackouts-caused-by-seven-tornadoes-20161114-gsp0z9

Drivers over 65 are most likely to drive through flood water http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/consumer-news/97676/older-drivers-most-likely-to-drive-through-floods

When tsunami sirens work – Whangamata evacuates as Tauranga sleeps http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11749169

This stunning map shows that six faults – at least six – ruptured in the big Kaikoura quake http://thespinoff.co.nz/science/16-11-2016/this-stunning-map-shows-that-six-faults-at-least-six-ruptured-in-the-kaikoura-quake/

Sydney air pollution from scheduled burn led to 14 premature deaths, researchers find http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-16/sydney-back-burning-causes-14-premature-deaths-study-finds/8029160

Jet boating on flooded road: ‘It had to be done’ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11748573

Volunteer is a Firefighter’s Best Friend http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Volunteer-is-a-firefighters-best-friend.html?utm_content=buffer71398&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Wellington’s mid-rise buildings worst affected by earthquake http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11750524

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Explained: The science behind the quake http://www.nzherald.co.nz/christchurch-earthquake/news/article.cfm?c_id=1502981&objectid=11747504&ref=rss

A tale of two disasters: Communities connecting and learning from each other http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50959

Natural hazards in Australia: droughts http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-016-1798-7

Schools are a key to building resilience in vulnerable communities http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/dirt/1265068/building-community-resilience-ground

Empowering Women after the Arab Spring http://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/978-1-137-55747-6

Uganda integrates disaster risk reduction into school curriculum http://reliefweb.int/report/uganda/uganda-integrates-disaster-risk-reduction-school-curriculum

Participatory approach to mapping urban risk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB5Woye7ZPg&feature=youtu.be

Northlanders urged to take tsunami sirens seriously http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11747735

Protecting your home and business from wildfire https://disastersafety.org/wildfire/

World Antibiotic Awareness Week http://www.fao.org/antimicrobial-resistance/en/?utm_source=faohomepage&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=featurebar

Communities are the key to resilience – first to be affected and the first to respond to disaster http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/11/06/resilience-isnt-only-about-infrastructure-how-can-we-better-support-community-based-environmental-stewardship-in-readiness-response-and-recovery-from-disturbance/?utm_content=buffer1e535&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tsunami education plays a critical role when taking steps towards increasing the resilience of coastal communities around the world http://www.noaa.gov/stories/noaa-science-on-sphere-visualizations-show-tsunami-impacts-around-globe

Channel communities prepare to mark 50 years since Black Tuesday bushfires http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-17/channel-memories-of-the-1967-black-tuesday-bushfires/8032844

Resilient Esperance remains strong one year on from ‘unstoppable’ bushfires http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-17/resilient-esperance-remains-strong-one-year-bushfires/8031400

Social media and emergency management

Facebook usage and engagement is on the rise, while adoption of other platforms holds steady http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/11/11/social-media-update-2016/

Facebook hot topics https://insights.fb.com/category/hot-topics/2016/10/region/australia/

How smartphone alerts can increase Americans’ safety abroad during times of uncertainty http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty

Social Media in Academia https://www.routledge.com/Social-Media-in-Academia-Networked-Scholars/Veletsianos/p/book/9781138822757

Emergency agencies use social media three times more than voluntary organisations and the private sector http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2016/11/15/survey-results-social-media-management-in-2016

Social media use by police has matured a lot in recent years http://blogs.lexisnexis.com/public-safety/2015/03/social-media-policy-check-list/

Social media use being blocked in many countries https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-net/freedom-net-2016

The rise of the connected citizen https://www.hpe.com/us/en/insights/001/the-rise-of-the-connected-citizen.html

Survey: 8 in 10 Brits are now using emojis to communicate in texts and social media https://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/latest/emoji-fastest-growing-new-language-22835

Social Media’s Globe-Shaking Power http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/17/technology/social-medias-globe-shaking-power.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=0

23 Tips & Tricks to a Successful Emergency Preparedness Social Media Campaign http://www.campussafetymagazine.com/article/23_tips_tricks_to_a_successful_emergency_preparedness_social_media_campaign/Florida_State_University?utm_content=buffer61b6b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Digital Storytelling: One powerful tweet can be shared thousands of times and shift mindsets https://medium.com/@350/digital-storytelling-in-the-era-of-climate-change-f74a3cccdcd8#.ov4l6vybx

Psychology and disasters

Psychology and cyclones: Why we don’t prepare, and what we can learn from other cultures http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-07/psychology-and-cyclones-why-we-dont-prepare/8001588?pfmredir=sm

Take this Resilience Test — How Well Do You Bounce Back? https://medium.com/@karennimmo/tough-times-dont-last-tough-people-do-f8a4a3edf6de#.aq8fkzc1d

Why Building Young Boys’ Mental Resilience Is So Important As A Parent http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/young-boys-mental-resilience-advice-parents_uk_58076a6fe4b0dcd029905959?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Social capital and disasters

Social capital builds resilience in Central Queensland  flood prone community http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-14/depot-hill-will-not-be-moved/8006458?section=qld

Encouraging Neighbors to See Eye to Eye http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2016/11/encouraging-neighbors-to-see-eye-to-eye/507971/?utm_source=feed

Today in disaster resilience (11 November 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

NSW bushfires: Dozens of fires still burning with more than a dozen uncontained http://linkis.com/www.smh.com.au/envir/xSv0n

Tornado Strikes Near Rome, Italy, Killing Two, Injuring Dozens https://weather.com/news/news/tornado-italy-cesano-ladispoli-rome?cm_ven=T_WX_BD_110616_1

Rainstorms kill three in Albania, flooding land and highway http://www.reuters.com/article/us-albania-floods-idUSKBN1332LH?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Nov 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59853/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Nov-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-Ne.html

Red Cross responds to severe flooding in Vietnam http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/asia-pacific/vietnam/red-cross-responds-to-severe-flooding-in-vietnam-73659/

Heavy rains wreak havoc in Penang http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/11/08/heavy-rains-wreak-havoc-in-penang-island-in-lockdown-as-traffic-comes-to-a-crawl/

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Nov 2016: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59862/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Nov-2016-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-Sabancaya.html

Flash floods kill at least two in Ekurhuleni, flights diverted http://www.enca.com/south-africa/one-person-drowned-in-johannesburg-flash-floods?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Severe flooding in Balkans forces hundreds to evacuate https://watchers.news/2016/11/09/flood-serbia-albania-montenegro-november-2016/

Pemberton residents begin cleanup after heavy flooding http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/pemberton-cleaning-up-after-floods-1.3845493

Flooding in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines https://pressroom.oecs.org/flooding-in-st-vincent-and-the-grenadines

Several People Missing After Flash Flood Hits South Africa’s Biggest City, ‘Johannesburg’ http://howafrica.com/several-people-missing-after-flash-flood-hits-south-africas-biggest-city-johannesburg/

Disaster risk reduction

Anticipating future risk in social-ecological systems using fuzzy cognitive mapping: the case of wildfire in the Chiquitania, Bolivia http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol21/iss4/art18/

Innovating with the past: How to create resilience through heritage http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/innovating-past-how-create-resilience-through-heritage?CID=SURR_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Climate change, agriculture and food security http://www.fao.org/publications/sofa/sofa2016/en/

The geology that causes Italy’s spine to quake https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/06/geology-italy-earthquakes-apennines-tectonic-plates-norcia-terrawatch?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

Asia adopts ambitious Sendai plan http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50912

Penang to address flooding issue in 2017 budget http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2050463

Planning for a rainy day: there’s still lots to learn about Australia’s flood patterns https://theconversation.com/planning-for-a-rainy-day-theres-still-lots-to-learn-about-australias-flood-patterns-68170

Modern Approaches to Stormwater Management https://sourceable.net/modern-approaches-to-stormwater-management/

New framework unifies existing models for better analysis of floods produced by heavy rain events https://eos.org/research-spotlights/modeling-rainfall-runoff?utm_term=0_f923f18da4-f53382df69-286674909

Hornsby residents top the list of bushfire exposed homes in the greater Sydney area http://www.smh.com.au/environment/the-10-sydney-regions-most-exposed-to-bushfire-risk-20161107-gsk08y.html

How Much Do Wetlands Reduce Property Damage During Hurricanes? http://blog.nature.org/science/2016/10/24/how-much-do-wetlands-reduce-property-damage-during-storms-and-hurricanes/

How the Ghana Floods animation was created http://datascience-africa.org/2016/11/ghana-floods-animation-created/

Farmers call for a bigger role in debate over future of UK’s flood management http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/farmers-call-for-a-bigger-role-in-debate-over-future-of-uk-s-flood-management/story-29862228-detail/story.html

International Volcano Scientists Unite https://www.usgs.gov/news/international-volcano-scientists-unite

Italy faces more earthquakes in near future, scientists warn https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/05/italy-faces-more-earthquakes-scientists-warn

Seaside Voters Back Bond To Move Schools From Tsunami Zone http://www.opb.org/news/series/election-2016/seaside-schools-tsunami-zone-vote-result/

An Ancient Tsunami That Ended a Civilization Gets Another Look http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/science/santorini-akrotiri-tsunami.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur

New revolutionary house which can raise itself above flood water planned for near Spalding http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/new-revolutionary-house-which-can-raise-itself-above-flood-water-planned-for-near-spalding-1-7666404

Improving Global Flood Forecasting using Satellite Detected Flood Extent http://dspace.library.uu.nl/handle/1874/329238

Vancouver Weighs Options for Flood Resilience https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/vancouver-climate-change-resilience-strategies

Morpeth flood scheme scoops national award http://neconnected.co.uk/morpeth-flood-scheme-scoops-national-award/?platform=hootsuite

$33M for Calgary flood mitigation projects announced http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/flood-mitigation-calgary-ottawa-bonnybrook-sunnyside-stormwater-wastewater-funding-1.3845340

Geospatial Work Identifies High-Risk Flooding Areas in Egypt Region http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2016/11/10-32291_Geospatial-Work-Identifies-High-Risk-Flooding-Area_story-wide.html

Australia shifts and tilts back and forth by several millimetres each year https://news.agu.org/press-release/australian-continent-shifts-with-the-seasons-study-finds/

Emergency management

Landslides from the Norcia earthquake sequence in Italy http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/11/04/norcia-earthquake/

Risks to women and girls soar in hurricane-slammed Haiti http://www.unfpa.org/news/risks-women-and-girls-soar-hurricane-slammed-haiti

‘Where is everybody’? Towns are desperate after Matthew, but no one is coming to help http://www.centredaily.com/news/nation-world/national/article112908473.html

NASA and FEMA Conduct Asteroid Impact Emergency Planning Exercise http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-and-fema-conduct-asteroid-impact-emergency-planning-exercise

Early recovery in Haiti: Localize the relief effort to avoid the aid dependency trap http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2016/11/4/Early-recovery-in-Haiti-Localize-the-relief-effort-to-avoid-the-aid-dependency-trap-.html

Hurricane Matthew brought town’s demise, needs a ‘miracle’ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ef0c96ad988042b9a04b335e394b5177/hurricane-matthew-brought-towns-demise-needs-miracle

After the Florence Flood: Saving Vasari’s ‘Last Supper’ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/06/arts/design/after-the-florence-flood-saving-vasaris-last-supper.html

‘Enough is enough’: Flood relief welcome news in Mill Woods http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/enough-is-enough-flood-relief-welcome-news-in-mill-woods-1.3845772

Disaster education, communications and engagement

People dismiss bushfire alert as ‘spam or white noise’ https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/33099707/people-dismiss-bushfire-alert-as-spam-or-white-noise/

Tales of resilience scoop film awards http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50913

Civic Engagement Research, Projects, and Guides https://www.wethinq.com/en/blog/2016/09/15/civic-engagement-resources.html

7 questions to test your flood survival skills https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/286877/7-questions-to-test-your-flood-survival-skills

Social media and emergency management

Traditional television dominated viewing of the Olympics compared with apps and social media http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/opinion/rio-olympics-dish-up-a-digital-disaster-for-broadcasters/news-story/983c1dcf50061b14565e4c5d0944ab70

You should be thinking about your bushfire safety, not selfies for social media http://www.autoblog.com/2016/11/07/selfie-raging-brush-fire-australia/

Posts on social media about political candidates and social issues are actually changing minds — well, 1 in 5 minds https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/11/07/your-political-posts-on-social-media-are-actually-changing-minds-sometimes-2/

Psychology and disasters

Traumatic stresses can have an inoculating effect providing us with enhanced resilience to future crises https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/think-act-be/201610/7-ways-survivors-can-grow-after-trauma?utm_source=FacebookPost&utm_medium=FBPost&utm_campaign=FBPost

Elderly may face increased dementia risk after a disaster https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/elderly-dementia-risk-after-disaster/

Gender Difference in Spatial Ability Influenced by Task Context https://www.geolounge.com/gender-difference-spatial-ability-influenced-task-context/

When You Can’t Make Make Mental Maps: Developmental Topographical Disorientation https://www.geolounge.com/how-developmental-topographical-disorientation-affects-the-ability-of-some-people-to-make-mental-maps/

Today in disaster resilience (4 November 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Italy quake: Norcia tremor destroys ancient buildings http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37814975

Italy quake: Aerial footage of devastation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37817721?ocid=socialflow_twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Oct 2016: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59726/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-Oct-2016-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 31 Oct 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59736/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-Oct-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Turria.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Nov 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59754/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Nov-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-Sinabu.html

State of emergency declared for Alabama after Colonial pipeline incident http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pipeline-blast-alabama-emergency-idUSKBN12W4VP?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5819095b04d3013cd732a920&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Nov 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59764/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Nov-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-.html

Vietnam – Further Flooding in Central Provinces Leaves 2 Dead and Thousands of Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-ha-tinh-quang-tri-quang-binh-flood-november-2016

Disaster risk reduction

Some years when flooding is bad, the water goes up to more than one metre https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/a-glimpse-of-climate-change-in-senegal

Prone to Earthquakes and Volcano Eruptions, Should Italy Prepare for ‘The Big One’? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/30/prone-to-earthquakes-and-volcano-eruptions-should-italy-prepare-for-the-big-one.html

Why Italy faces constant threat of earthquakes http://news.sky.com/story/why-italy-faces-constant-threat-of-earthquakes-10638394

What measures can be taken to reduce the mortality from future hazardous events, including disasters? http://disasterdoc.org/how-do-people-die-in-disasters/

Why have fires gotten larger in recent decades? http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/10/29/why-have-fires-gotten-larger-in-recent-decades/

Opening up a world of data for resilience: A global effort to help access and use countries’ disaster risk information http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/opening-world-data-resilience-global-effort-help-access-and-use-countries-disaster-risk-information

Floating homes: a solution to flooding, crowded cities and unaffordable housing https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/oct/29/floating-homes-architecture-build-water-overcrowding-cities-unaffordable-housing

The Excess Heat Factor as a metric for heat-related fatalities: defining heatwave risk categories https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-31-04-13

Sandy’s Lessons Lost: Jersey Shore Rebuilds in Sea’s Inevitable Path https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25102016/hurricane-sandy-new-jersey-shore-rebuild-climate-change-rising-sea-chris-christie

Seismic Rift: Vancouver is vulnerable http://theprovince.com/feature/b-c-earthquake-threatens-vancouver-buildings?platform=hootsuite

How Can We Finance the Resilient Cities of the Future? http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/10/11/how-can-we-finance-the-resilient-cities-of-the-future

Nepal drains dangerous Everest lake http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37797559

A new, independent report will help people better protect their homes and businesses from risk of flooding https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-support-gives-property-owners-better-protection-from-flooding

NOAA Research grants support continued tornado research in the Southeast http://research.noaa.gov/News/NewsArchive/LatestNews/TabId/684/ArtMID/1768/ArticleID/11947/NOAA-Research-grants-support-continued-tornado-research-in-the-Southeast.aspx

Seismic risks remain after Italian quakes http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37839612

The global annual average loss from flooding over the last decade has been $48bn http://www.rics.org/uk/news/news-insight/comment/deep-water-horizon-wbef/#.WBh_kMJlkdA.twitter

Measures that householders and businesses can install to protect their premises from the worst effects of flooding https://21stcenturychallenges.org/2016/10/28/keeping-floods-at-bay-property-level-protection/

Young people between 18 and 24 are leaving themselves vulnerable to the devastating effects of flooding http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/young-people-most-at-risk-of-devastation-caused-by-flooding-new-survey-shows/story-29857355-detail/story.html

Future flood prevention in the UK http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmenvfru/115/115.pdf

Risk experts: Candidates not focusing on biggest threats https://apnews.com/2ffebf4cc62e4fc48a8fddfd110c975b/Risk-experts:-Candidates-not-focusing-on-biggest-threats

Barely passable grade on flood preparedness demands immediate action: report http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/associations/barely-passable-grade-flood-preparedness-demands-immediate-action-report-1004102613/

Reduce flood risk through rewilding, says new report http://www.rewildingbritain.org.uk/magazine/rewilding-flooding-report

Social and Political Dynamics of Flood Risk, Recovery and Response http://geography.exeter.ac.uk/media/universityofexeter/schoolofgeography/winterfloods/documents/Butler_et_al_2016_Socia_Political_DynamicsFloods.pdf

Prescribed burning operational risk framework http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/prescribed-burning-operational-risk-framework

National Position on Prescribed Burning http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/national-position-on-prescribed-burning

Transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk: Insights from a year of research https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3041&utm_content=buffer87bf0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Newcastle University expert sets out new approach to flood management http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2016/11/floodingreport/

Italian Earthquakes Are Part of a Sequence http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d8k62

Chart: 25 Years of Growth in The World’s Largest Cities http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-25-years-growth-worlds-largest-cities?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

Lloyd’s City Risk Index http://www.lloyds.com/cityriskindex/

Emergency management

GPS is Critical Tool for Volcano Monitoring http://bigislandnow.com/2016/10/28/gps-is-critical-tool-for-volcano-monitoring/

How Louisiana Turned Disaster Into Dollars http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/10/louisiana-disaster-recovery-hurricane-katrina-214398

Four Years After Sandy, NYC Businesses Still Need Help With Disaster Readiness https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/four-years-after-sandy-nyc-businesses-still-need-help-with-disaster-readine

Climate adaption is our role as emergency managers http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/emergency-managers-adapting-to-the-impacts-of-climate-change.html?utm_content=buffer96f86&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The ifs and buts of long-term weather forecasting https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/oct/31/ifs-buts-long-term-weather-forecasting-weatherwatch?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Verizon Tests Drone LTE Network in Emergency Drill http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0002/verizon-tests-drone-lte-network-in-emergency-drill/279750#.WBiQ54ScEPM.twitter

Governor McCrory Moves to Help Protect Consumers from Flooded Vehicle Fraud https://governor.nc.gov/press-release/governor-mccrory-moves-help-protect-consumers-flooded-vehicle-fraud

B.C. announces first step in province-wide earthquake warning system http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-announces-first-step-in-province-wide-earthquake-warning-system-1.3832239?platform=hootsuite

After the storm: building tactical lessons capability http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/after-the-storm-building-tactical-lessons-capability

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tips and advice to prepare your property http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/prepare-your-property/

Emergency WA website publishing real-time WA bushfire information ahead of ‘risky’ fire season http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-23/emergency-services-launch-new-website-ahead-of-bushfire-season/7958164

#FloodAware: check your risk https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/49005-floodaware-check-your-risk

The Resilience Dialogues: Connecting Communities with Scientists and Practitioners https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/10/31/resilience-dialogues-connecting-communities-scientists-and-practitioners

The idea that humans are ephemeral compared to the workings of nature isn’t as persuasive as it once was http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/10/aeon-deep-time/505922/

Preparedness for Seniors http://preparesocal.org/red-cross-informed/seniors/

The 1755 Nov.1st Great Lisbon Earthquake: a seismological, historical and cultural landmark http://stephaneonblogger.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/the-1755-nov1st-great-lisbon-earthquake_1.html

Flood of weather warning terms fuels confusion http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/11/01/national-weather-service-watch-warning-advisory-change/93074070/

There is a need to communicate more effectively what climate science says about event attribution http://public.wmo.int/en/resources/bulletin/unnatural-disasters-communicating-linkages-between-extreme-events-and-climate

In AD 365 Crete was hit by an extraordinarily powerful earthquake https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/media/Documents/magazine-extras/Geography%20Review/GeogRev%20Vol%2030%20No%202/GeographyReview30_2Poster.pdf?ext=.pdf

Downloadcenter for statistics on natural catastrophes https://www.munichre.com/en/reinsurance/business/non-life/natcatservice/index.html

A film about flooding, and what we can do now https://thetopofthetree.uk/film/highwater/

Emergency Preparedness Cartoons http://evaq8.co.uk/cartoons.html

Lifelong Learning https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2015/11/lifelong-learning/

Prominent scientists are propagating new versions of the old idea that reality revolves around us https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/the-rise-of-neo-geocentrism/

Environment Agency launches Flood Awareness Campaign https://www.gov.uk/government/news/young-people-leaving-themselves-vulnerable-to-flooding

School bushfire education program draws on research http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2016/school-bushfire-education-program-draws-research

Resilience Ambassadors Program – applications now open https://www.aidr.org.au/projects/resilience-ambassadors-program/

World Tsunami Awareness Day http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/139606-world-tsunami-awareness-day.html

Does history unfold randomly and by chance, or are there underlying patterns and deep connections between its parts? https://aeon.co/essays/how-chance-and-probability-affect-the-path-of-big-history

Homeowner’s Guide to Flood Resilience http://knowyourfloodrisk.co.uk/sites/default/files/FloodGuide_ForHomeowners.pdf

Social media and emergency management

How Facebook is pushing you to be more political http://www.businessinsider.com.au/facebook-politics-election-day-2016-10?r=UK&IR=T

12 strategic steps to help you get the most from social media http://www.local.gov.uk/social-media-strategy

‘Influencers’ feel motivated to share information about an emergency using social media http://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/the-wisdom-of-a-crowd-warnings-of-the-future/

Psychology and disasters

Preparing researchers to manage traumatic research http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2016/09/23/preparing-researchers-to-manage-traumatic-research/#more-10757

Why do people empathise with others? http://pro.psychcentral.com/empathy-the-oxygen-of-civilization/0016355.html#

Fear grips quake-hit communities following Italy’s strongest tremor in decades http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/europe-central-asia/italy/fear-grips-quake-hit-communities-following-italys-strongest-tremor-in-decades-73648/

People Are Oblivious and/or Don’t Care About Disasters http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/people-are-oblivious-and-or-dont-care-about-disasters.html

Can we halt firefighter suicide? http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/138999018-Can-we-halt-firefighter-suicide/

Why does failure cause some people to bounce back even better than before? https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201610/8-things-remember-when-you-fail

‘I Will Never Again Live Near Water’ http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/I-will-never-again-live-near-water-Weeks-after-Matthew-Chesapeake-residents-still-seeking-help.html?utm_content=buffer178b0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Social capital and disasters

The community was found to have an innate capacity to persevere and utilize resources to manage and transcend adversity and restore equilibrium https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/disaster-impact-on-impoverished-area-of-us-an-inter-professional-mixed-method-study/8B77F713E69D3A6C95FD597B7C930F25

Local politicians as linking social capital: an empirical test of political behavior after Japan’s 3/11 disasters http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2503-x?view=classic

Today in disaster resilience(21 October 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

State Of Emergency Issued For Nevada Because Of Wildfires http://www.ksgf.com/news/state-of-emergency-issued-for-nevada-because-of-wildfires

Deadly floods inundate central Vietnam http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/10/deadly-floods-inundate-central-vietnam-161016102856637.html

128 houses damaged, no one injured: Manzanita grateful, but long clean-up ahead http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/10/128_houses_damaged_one-third_o.html

Thousands flee in Philippines as Typhoon Sarika causes landslides and flooding http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2028506/thousands-flee-typhoon-flogs-philippines-causing-landslides

Typhoon Sarika to unleash torrential rain in China, Vietnam following deadly flooding http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/typhoon-sarika-to-bring-heavy-rain-china-vietnam-flooding/60748561

Typhoon Haima is forecast to more directly impact central and northern Luzon http://mashable.com/2016/10/18/super-typhoon-haima-philippines/#IqrkdPdNMkqk

Flood alert issued over fears the River Thames is set to burst its banks http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-weather-flood-alert-issued-over-fears-thames-set-to-burst-its-banks-a3371571.html

Super Typhoon Haima: Philippines evacuates thousands in storm’s path http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37707593?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_news_asia&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Oct 2016: Colima volcano, Bromo, Dukono, Turrialba, Bulusan, Nevado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59583/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Oct-2016-Colima-volcano-Bromo-Dukono-Turrialba-Bulusan-Nevado-d.html

Disaster risk reduction

Towards a more equal city http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/Towards_a_More_Equal_City_Framing_the_Challenges_and_Opportunities.pdf

Aletsch landslide: significant acceleration of movement http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/10/14/aletsch-landslide-2/

Ban Ki-Moon says new disaster mortality report “a damning indictment of inequality” http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50600

Natural disasters are costing more but killing less http://www.smh.com.au/national/natural-disasters-are-costing-more-but-killing-less-20161012-gs0gr3.html

Does Charleston area development bear some blame for Hurricane Matthew flooding? http://www.postandcourier.com/20161016/161019760/does-charleston-area-development-bear-some-blame-for-hurricane-matthew-flooding

A disaster that does not happen saves lives and money http://news.trust.org/item/20161013115243-3s6eq/

Why localizing global agendas matters to address urbanization, climate change https://blogs.adb.org/blog/why-localizing-global-agendas-matters-address-urbanization-climate-change

FEMA’s Flood Maps Will Soon Account for ‘Climate Change’  http://www.villagevoice.com/news/femas-flood-maps-will-soon-account-for-climate-change-and-other-newfangled-ideas-9233757

‘Housing plans with flood risk approved’ http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/housing-plans-with-flood-risk-approved-1-8184790

The World’s Poorest Most at Risk From Drought, Conflict http://www.climatecentral.org/news/worlds-poorest-most-at-risk-from-drought-conflict-20793

Aging dams could be next US infrastructure emergency http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/301615-aging-dams-could-pose-next-infrastructure-emergency-in-us

16 Asian nations to discuss disaster risk reduction http://nation.com.pk/national/16-Oct-2016/16-asian-nations-to-discuss-disaster-risk-reduction

Volcanoes might have forced early humans out of Africa, altering the course of our evolution http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/volcanoes-forced-early-humans-out-africa-altering-course-our-evolution-1586852

Review of Economic Benefits from Fuel Reduction Treatments in the Fire Prone Forests of the Southwestern United States https://gallery.mailchimp.com/35f64585b7351c71937d858e9/files/Econ_Final_Web.pdf?utm_source=SW+Fire+Science+Consortium&utm_campaign=ab071705be-Econ_student_board&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b55a38cb2-ab071705be-103138129

Costs of wildfire are ever increasing, the amount of money allocated to pre-wildfire mitigation activities have exponentially decreased https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2016/10/13/the-paper-economic-benefits-of-fuel-reduction-treatments-provides-unique-insight-about-analyzing-benefits-of-fuels-projects-from-an-economist-s-point-of-view#.WAJ5sYrjQPU.twitter

How To Increase A City’s Resilience: The New Orleans Way http://www.forbes.com/sites/federicoguerrini/2016/10/18/how-to-increase-a-citys-resilience-the-new-orleans-way/#1b16e9f0ada9

Non-structural disaster risk reduction measures are on average more cost efficient than their structural counterparts http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50665

How would an Alpine Fault quake affect NZ? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11729209

2 San Francisco-area earthquake faults found to be connected http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/10/19/2-san-francisco-area-earthquake-faults-found-to-be-connected.html

There Won’t Be Resilient Coastal Cities in the 22nd Century http://rebelmetropolis.org/there-wont-be-resilient-coastal-cities-in-the-22nd-century/

A conceptual approach for evaluating the multiple benefits of urban flood management practices http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50456

How a new playground is helping Rotterdam deal with its flooding problem http://www.citymetric.com/fabric/how-new-playground-helping-rotterdam-deal-its-flooding-problem-2524

Fighting the recurrent threat of floods http://prise.odi.org/comment-fighting-the-recurrent-threat-of-floods/

Flood Management: The Soft Path https://www.internationalrivers.org/flood-management-the-soft-path

Emergency management

Cyclists rescue three from car at flooded ford http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-37672259

Mock Disaster Training Hones Response Skills http://www.emergencymgmt.com/training/Mock-disaster-training-hones-response-skills.html

In Eastern North Carolina, Matthew ‘worse than Floyd’ http://www.wral.com/in-eastern-north-carolina-matthew-worse-than-floyd-/16120767/?platform=hootsuite

Insurance and telecoms firms turn to drones for disaster recovery http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/10/17/insurance-and-telecoms-firms-turn-drones-disaster-recovery

The Herculean task facing Haiti https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-herculean-task-facing-haiti/2016/10/16/e6e5a008-90c6-11e6-a6a3-d50061aa9fae_story.html?utm_term=.254fc033b631

Firefighters can learn a lot from a dollhouse http://www.jumpseattraining.com/firefighters-can-learn-a-lot-from-a-dollhouse/

Local Vietnamese Officials Say Dam Operators Made Flooding Worse http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/local-vietnamese-officials-10172016150458.html

Zika and Ebola had a much worse effect on women: we need more research to address this in future https://theconversation.com/zika-and-ebola-had-a-much-worse-effect-on-women-we-need-more-research-to-address-this-in-future-64868

Women’s Experiences in Local Emergency Management https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9yDnpr_Y0EBqIiEMCrn2DGlCvvNM3VVb6r4Z058MndoJGDQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

The effectiveness of early warning systems in the management of urban flooding in Nigeria https://ugecviewpoints.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/the-effectiveness-of-early-warning-systems-in-the-management-of-urban-flooding-in-nigeria/

What Was It That Delivered Historic Rainfall to Louisiana? http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/What-Was-It-That-Delivered-Historic-Rainfall-to-Louisiana-/?utm_content=bufferd4b68&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Timely, Reliable Response to Natural Disasters Benefits Households and Economies—Substantially http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/09/30/timely-reliable-response-to-natural-disasters-benefits-households-and-economies?CID=FAM_TT_FinanceMarkets_EN_EXT

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Restless Earth Workshop for Year 10 Geography students http://www.cartography.org.uk/members/education-schools/welcome-to-the-bcs-restless-earth-workshop/

A scientist who was encouraged to write her own press release http://blogs.agu.org/sciencecommunication/2016/10/13/writing-press-release/

FloodHelpNY – Find out about NYC’s flood risk http://www.floodhelpny.org/

Watch a simulation of an 8.0 earthquake striking Southern California http://www.fresnobee.com/news/state/california/article75791907.html

What’s the Plan, Stan? is a resource to support schools, teachers, students, and parents to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for emergency events http://www.whatstheplanstan.govt.nz/

Kiwi kids will be better prepared for emergencies thanks to a new online teaching resource http://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/mcdem-and-eqc-join-forces-to-educate-kiwi-kids

The Shum Show: Spreading Like Wildfire http://www.climatecentral.org/videos/news-and-reports/the-shum-show-spreading-like-wildfire?utm_content=buffer6e592&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

We need more media coverage of disaster prevention http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/mediaactioninsight/entries/bf83817e-1ecc-4bb2-96f8-a058eae9f860

Burchardi flood http://datab.us/i/Burchardi%20flood

Flood awareness event to learn more about the risks, what they can do to reduce them http://www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk/%EF%BB%BFawareness-event-to-support-flood-risk-residents-in-coalbrookdale-ironbridge/

A place for learning https://medium.com/a-place-for-learning/foreword-b5a2eb45ae8b#.hisvmsw8s

The Great Washington ShakeOut http://www.shakeout.org/washington/

This couple’s idea of a romantic getaway is chasing tornadoes https://www.wired.com/2016/10/couples-idea-romantic-vacation-chasing-storms/

Munich RE’s natural hazard information portal https://www.munichre.com/touch/naturalhazards/en/homepage/index.html

Winner in tsunami awareness movie competition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwAbvGO7f9Y

Great learning resource for earthquakes, eruptions and emissions http://volcano.si.axismaps.io/

Apps that help you get to know the world around you http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-18/apps-that-help-you-get-to-know-your-world/7918346

Engaging short-term volunteers http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/2016/10/19/a-quick-guide-to-engaging-short-term-volunteers/

Reframing Community Engagement – Loddon Catchment Natural Flood Risk Management workshop https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reframing-community-engagement-loddon-catchment-natural-mehring

Why is a Flood Report so important when buying a home? http://www.lawplainandsimple.com/legal-guides/article/why-is-a-flood-report-so-important-when-buying-a-home

Social media and emergency management

We’re sharing Facebook posts proactively to local groups, joining them and getting involved in the conversation http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2016/10/12/jonathan-pyke-facebook-post?platform=hootsuite

5 Steps for Handling Social Media During a Natural Disaster http://memarketingservices.com/5-steps-social-media-natural-disaster/

Using social media to create virtual exchanges with refugees http://innovation.unhcr.org/labs_post/social-media-and-sms-outreach/

Five ways that social media is changing journalism in the digital age https://theconversation.com/how-investigative-journalists-are-using-social-media-to-uncover-the-truth-66393

Agencies working together on the same platform to coordinate their emergency response on social media http://www.musterpoint.co.uk/news/2016/10/17/how-musterpoint-helped-the-kent-resilience-forum

Understanding social media use in nine easy graphs http://adage.com/article/news/social-media-poster/305631/

Exploring the Impact of Emergency Responders’ Social Media Activity https://www.isurvey.soton.ac.uk/21455

Improving the Accessibility of Social Media in Government https://www.digitalgov.gov/resources/improving-the-accessibility-of-social-media-in-government/

Facebook now lets you poll your friends for local recommendations http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/19/13328120/facebook-social-discovery-recommendations-google-amazon

Older man sitting in Hong Kong Starbucks during flooding goes viral on social media http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37711677

Psychology and disasters

Differences in Empathic Concern and Perspective Taking Across 63 Countries http://jcc.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/11/0022022116673910

The Mental Health Consequences of Natural Disasters http://blog.allpsych.com/the-mental-health-consequences-of-natural-disasters/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The Relationship of Acculturation Strategies to Resilience: The Moderating Impact of Social Support among Qiang Ethnicity following the 2008 Chinese Earthquake http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0164484

We care when an airplane crashes. And then we don’t http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/10/we-care-when-airplane-crashes-and-then-we-don-t

Thousands of people didn’t evacuate before Hurricane Matthew. Why not? https://theconversation.com/thousands-of-people-didnt-evacuate-before-hurricane-matthew-why-not-66724?platform=hootsuite

 

 

4th Special Edition of the TIEMS Newsletter http://tiems.info/images/TIEMS2016NewsletterOctoberSpecialEdition.pdf

Today in disaster resilience (7 October 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Deadly Hurricane Matthew roars towards Haiti, Jamaica http://www.smh.com.au/world/deadly-hurricane-matthew-roars-toward-haiti-jamaica-20161003-gru40v.html

Hurricane Matthew update http://gdacs.org/report.aspx?eventid=1000316&episodeid=22&eventtype=TC

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Oct 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59325/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Oct-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch.html

Mýrdalsjökull – earthquakes during the last 48 hours http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/myrdalsjokull/

Matthew is the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Haiti since Cleo in 1964 http://wxshift.com/news/hurricane-matthew-lashes-haiti-u.s.-impacts-more-likely?utm_content=bufferd5d9f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Oct 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59338/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Oct-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch.html

Hurricane Matthew: Flash-flooding in Haiti http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37555827?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Hurricane Matthew: at least six feared dead in Haiti as violent storm hits https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/04/hurricane-matthew-haitians-flee-inland-as-violent-storm-approaches

Hurricane Matthew: Florida evacuates barrier islands ahead of direct hit https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/05/hurricane-matthew-florida-evacuates-barrier-islands?CMP=share_btn_tw

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Oct 2016: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Bromo, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59359/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Oct-2016-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Bromo-Shiveluch-Tu.html

Double eyewall structure revealed in hurricane #Matthew https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/10/06/double-eyewall-structure-revealed-in-hurricane-matthew/

Hurricane Matthew Is Florida’s Worst-Case Scenario https://psmag.com/hurricane-matthew-is-floridas-worst-case-scenario-61a8a36f7a04#.9tb74ww8o

Hurricane Matthew: At least 100 people killed in Haiti devastation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37579399

Disaster risk reduction

Malcolm Turnbull calls for greater spending on disaster mitigation https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/03/malcolm-turnbull-calls-for-greater-spending-on-disaster-mitigation

‘A recipe for disaster’: Why WA could be headed for another bushfire catastrophe http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/a-recipe-for-disaster-why-wa-could-be-headed-for-another-bushfire-catastrophe-20160929-grr9r1.html

This Law Could Stem the Rising Costs of Flooding http://time.com/4510734/floods-climate-change-flood-insurance/

Plans for ‘flood risk’ symbols on homes prove controversial http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37497092

New Maps Label Much Of New Orleans Out Of Flood Hazard Area http://www.npr.org/2016/09/30/495794999/new-maps-label-much-of-new-orleans-out-of-flood-hazard-area

Seismic Wave Videos Combine Sight and Sound https://eos.org/articles/seismic-wave-videos-combine-sight-and-sound

Fire regimes of Northern Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine communities http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/fire_regimes/Northern_RM_ponderosa_pine/all.html

Using Science to Improve Wildfire Outcomes http://fireadaptednetwork.org/using-science-improve-wildfire-outcomes-interview-steve-quarles/

Increased Wildfire Risk Driven by Climate and Development Interactions in the Bolivian Chiquitania, Southern Amazonia http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0161323&utm_content=buffer9cf29&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Engage Uganda earthquake victims on proper house reconstruction http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50472

Thailand: Breaking the cycle of flooding and drought https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/10/thailand-breaking-cycle-flooding-drought/

The Global Urban Footprint: A map of nearly every human settlement on Earth http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/global-urban-footprint-map-nearly-every-human-settlement-earth?cid=EXT_WBBlogSocialShare_D_EXT

Linking disaster risk, development and climate change http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50483

Climate-Driven Change in Ice-Free Areas of Greenland https://eos.org/meeting-reports/climate-driven-change-in-ice-free-areas-of-greenland

Rising Temperatures Load the Dice for Megadrought Risk http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/rising-temperatures-load-dice-megadrought-risk?platform=hootsuite

Why is Haiti vulnerable to natural hazards and disasters? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/04/why-is-haiti-vulnerable-to-natural-hazards-and-disasters?CMP=share_btn_tw&page=with:img-2#img-2

Recent NSW floods uncover a network of illegally constructed levee banks on farmland http://www.theland.com.au/story/4208066/illegal-levees-investigated-throughout-nsw/

New flood data will boost breadth of coverage in Canada http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/new-flood-data-will-boost-breadth-of-coverage-in-canada-9828

An IBM cloud that will prevent floods in Chennai? Tamil Nadu government gives thumbs up http://www.financialexpress.com/economy/an-ibm-cloud-that-will-prevent-floods-in-chennai-tamil-nadu-government-gives-thumbs-up/407721/

Bangkok’s flood defences losing battle with heavy rain http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/advanced/1102804/bangkoks-flood-defences-losing-battle-with-heavy-rain

Emergency management

State pilot project is using fires to help fight wildfires http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/state/washington/article105377726.html

SA weather: Police issue warning to flood kayak thrillseekers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-03/sa-police-issue-warning-to-flood-thrillseekers/7897504

Devastating floods in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have left hundreds of thousands in need https://social.shorthand.com/IFRCAsiaPacific/n2FGwkfPtP/suffering-in-silence

Can drones help Myanmar flood relief? Not until the government says so http://www.irinnews.org/news/2016/08/18/can-drones-help-myanmar-flood-relief-not-until-government-says-so

Using big data to respond to flooding in the UK https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2016/10/03/technology-innovation-and-data-helping-us-protect-the-environment-and-respond-to-flooding/

NSW floods to cost $500 million and rising http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/floods-to-cost-nsw-farmers-more-than-500m/news-story/5f3ac2e45a1a2c9e952d45c5d7265c98

Haiti could be dealing with Matthew’s impacts for years to come http://wxshift.com/news/haiti-could-be-dealing-with-matthews-impacts-for-years-to-come

Reflections on the Performance of the American Red Cross http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/reflections-on-the-performance-of-the-american-red-cross.html?utm_content=buffer382b9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

‘Nowhere to go,’ shellshock in devastated Haitian port http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-haiti-idUSKCN1252KS?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

When Hurricane Hunters Are Replaced by Drones http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/09/when-hurricane-hunters-are-replaced-by-drones/500093/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Earthquake Early Warning https://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/earlywarning/overview.php

How to Develop a Resilience Strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/how-to-develop-a-resilience-strategy#/-_/

Anatomy of a hurricane http://www.geologyinmotion.com/2016/10/anatomy-of-hurricane_4.html

New issue of Lithosphere http://lithosphere.gsapubs.org/content/current

IBC invites Quebecers to try out earthquake simulator http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/ibc-invites-quebecers-try-earthquake-simulator-1004100958/

NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheets http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/activities/weather-ready-nation/newis/

Earth Science Week Toolkit http://www.earthsciweek.org/materials

Resilience: the big picture https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/10626.pdf

Latest quarterly resilience scan report https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/10894.pdf

International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13 October https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/45714-livetotell

Boom Times 3: Volcano Triplets Spotted Erupting http://www.livescience.com/56379-three-volcano-eruptions-nasa-satellite-photo.html

New High-Definition Video of Active Hawaiian Volcano Lava Lake Available for Free https://www.usgs.gov/news/new-high-definition-video-active-hawaiian-volcano-lava-lake-available-free

Volcano insight: Fifty years of eruptions revealed http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37569152

Social media and emergency management

New system uses tools to explore how people spread ideas through online social networks http://osome.iuni.iu.edu/

Internet skills and the digital divide http://nms.sagepub.com/content/13/6/893.full.pdf+html?ijkey=VDFG831E4ByDg&keytype=ref&siteid=spnms&utm_source=SAGE_social&hootPostID=6941a50e69e8ac93f1682118bfd228a0

When Disaster Strikes, He Creates A ‘Crisis Map’ That Helps Save Lives http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/10/02/495795717/when-disaster-strikes-he-creates-a-crisis-map-that-helps-save-lives

People hit by Italian earthquake use local Facebook site to share emotions & experiences  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37548063

Psychology and disasters

In Jamaica’s ‘wickedest’ town, few fear Hurricane Matthew’s fury http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-port-royal-idUSKCN12307G?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

Psychological resilience: state of knowledge and future research agendas https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/9872.pdf

Social capital and disasters

Study refutes suburbanisation has eroded “social capital” that once pushed us closer together http://www.citylab.com/commute/2016/10/urbanites-and-suburbanites-time-use-socializing/495356/?utm_source=SFTwitter