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

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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

Today in disaster resilience (30 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

NSW weather: Lachlan River peaks in heavy Forbes flooding; SES continuing to monitor situation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-26/lachlan-river-peaks-in-heavy-forbes-flooding/7875956

Cedar Rapids Residents Flee Homes Ahead of Expected Floods http://fortune.com/2016/09/25/cedar-rapids-evacuation-floods/

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Sep 2016: Fuego volcano, Colima, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Lascar https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59170/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Sep-2016-Fuego-volcano-Colima-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Lascar.html

USA – Severe Flooding in 3 Midwestern States, 2 Dead in Wisconsin http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flooding-wisconsin-iowa-minnesota-september-2016

Indonesia – Garut Floods Death Toll Rises to 33, Search Continues for 20 Missing https://twitter.com/GlobalFloodNews

Four dead, hundred injured as Typhoon Megi slams Taiwan http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/26/asia/typhoon-megi-taiwan-weather/index.html

Three Children Killed in Weekend Flash Floods http://www.tunisia-live.net/2016/09/26/three-children-killed-in-weekend-flash-floods/

2016 summer flooding breaks records across China https://watchers.news/2016/07/29/2016-summer-flooding-breaks-records-across-china/

Thousands evacuated following eruption on Mount Rinjani, Lombok http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/thousands-evacuated-following-eruption.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+SciencyThoughts+(Sciency+Thoughts)

Hoboken train crash: 1 dead, more than 100 injured http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/29/us/new-jersey-hoboken-train-crash/

Farmers near Forbes counting flood costs that run into hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars http://www.theland.com.au/story/4193406/battling-to-keep-waters-at-bay/

Disaster risk reduction

The moon, big tides could turn small tremors into major earthquakes, study finds http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/sci-tech/the-moon-big-tides-could-turn-small-tremors-into-major-earthquakes-study-finds-20160925-grnv93.html?utm_content=buffer66052&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Satellite Radar May Help Predict Human-Caused Earthquakes http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/satellite-radar-may-help-predict-human-caused-earthquakes/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_ENGYSUS_NEWS

Zimbabwe no longer safe from earthquakes https://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2016/09/25/zim-no-longer-safe-from-earthquakes

Ending the Era of Disaster Loss Around the World http://www.impactingourfuture.com/advocacy/ending-the-era-of-disaster-loss-around-the-world

All Earthquakes Are Created Equal https://eos.org/research-spotlights/all-earthquakes-are-created-equal

Probing the History of New Zealand’s Orakei Maar https://eos.org/project-updates/probing-the-history-of-new-zealands-orakei-maar

Let’s address chronic emergency of flooding http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2016/09/26/lets-address-chronic-emergency-flooding/91125330/?hootPostID=3236309c5404c8980f0c4d756d29be3b

Satellite images of urban expansion in New Delhi http://climate.nasa.gov/images-of-change?id=579#579-urban-expansion-in-new-delhi-india

A social-ecological systems approach to dengue-chikungunya-zika in urban coastal Ecuador https://ugecviewpoints.wordpress.com/2016/09/13/a-social-ecological-systems-approach-to-dengue-chikungunya-zika-in-urban-coastal-ecuador/

Can humanity survive the 21st century? http://www.theage.com.au/comment/can-humanity-survive-the-21st-century-20160926-grohqo.html

Iowa sets mark for flood mapping http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/news/regional/iowa-sets-mark-for-flood-mapping/article_c00e4c20-800c-11e6-8ef9-e7d50352cc2c.html

Wildfires Increasingly Consuming Siberian Forests, Scientists Warn http://www.rferl.org/a/wildfires-increasingly-consume-siberial-forests-scientists-greenpeace-warn/28017884.html

Flood mapping for disaster risk reduction: Obtaining high-resolution imagery to map and model flood risks in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50304

New Approaches to Flood Reduction – Low Impact Development (LID) in the USA http://floodlist.com/america/usa/new-approaches-flood-reduction-low-impact-development-lid-usa

Fragmented Patterns Seen in the Recent History of U.S. Floods https://www.usgs.gov/news/fragmented-patterns-seen-recent-history-us-floods

Emergency management

Wye River: landslides in the aftermath of a forest fire in Australia http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/09/22/wye-river-landslides-1/

California’s Soberanes Fire Is the Most Expensive in America — Ever https://psmag.com/californias-soberanes-fire-is-the-most-expensive-in-america-ever-d821c3f740fb#.fk4nwpnvp

Nepal earthquake response offers lessons for future disasters https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/nepal-earthquake-lessons/

High-tech future early warning system for hurricanes, tornados and volcanic eruptions https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160927111442.htm

Drought ‘a Slow Moving Natural Disaster’ http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Drought-a-slow-moving-natural-disaster.html

FEMA’s Emergency Alert System Hacked: Warns of Hazardous Materials Disaster On Trains http://offgridsurvival.com/femas-emergency-alert-system-hacked-warns-hazardous-materials-disaster-mention-trains/

Governor signs bill to expand earthquake early warning system http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/09/29/65241/governor-signs-bill-to-expand-earthquake-early-war/

Testing the utility of mapping drones for early recovery in the Philippines http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50257

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Living on Shaky Ground http://www2.humboldt.edu/shakyground/0.ShakyGroundMagazineFINALforWeb.pdf

“Shape South Asia 2016” focusses on citizens’ response to disaster http://newsfirst.lk/english/2016/09/shape-south-asia-2016-focusses-citizens-response-disaster/149528

America’s PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience https://community.fema.gov/

What is the relationship between glaciers and sea level? https://www2.usgs.gov/faq/categories/9750/3476

Teaching Middle-Schoolers Climate Change Without Terrifying Them http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/27/492860897/teaching-middle-schoolers-climate-change-without-terrifying-them

Natural disaster recovery assistance for primary producers http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/425221/Natural-disaster-recovery-assistance-for-primary-producers-sept-2016.pdf

19 Tips to Prepare Your Business for the 10 Most Common Insurance Claims http://www.insureon.com/blog/post/2016/09/26/19-tips-to-prepare-your-business-for-the-10-most-common-insurance-claims.aspx?platform=hootsuite

Responding to disasters before they happen: Trainings build resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50419

Social media and emergency management

Does internet stimulate the accumulation of social capital? A macro-perspective from Australia http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0313592615300515

Social media helps build social capital in the short-term but not in long-term https://theconversation.com/the-internet-helps-us-translate-social-capital-to-economic-benefits-64664?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20September%2026%202016%20-%205669&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20September%2026%202016%20-%205669+CID_1938f6b5e01c8ee77f83002da0cf5c91&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=The%20internet%20helps%20us%20translate%20social%20capital%20to%20economic%20benefits

Young people using Twitter for crowd sourcing information during disasters and emergency events in Nepal http://thehimalayantimes.com/opinion/digital-volunteerism-bringing-revolution/

Twitter is an educational resource which is multi-disciplinary and able to break down boundaries between professional groups http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/09/28/using-twitter-as-a-teaching-tool-can-boost-engagement-and-enrich-classroom-debate-and-discourse/

Psychology and disasters

Floods severely affect children, young people https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160922104259.htm#.V-QpZ0kWW6w.twitter

Researchers shows trauma evident in brainwaves even when imminent threat is gone http://www.lfpress.com/2016/09/29/researchers-shows-trauma-evident-in-brainwaves-even-when-imminent-threat-is-gone

Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: From Diagnosis and Neurobiology to Treatment http://www.healio.com/psychiatry/journals/psycann/2016-9-46-9/%7Bef36c9f4-d26e-49b8-839b-5db5fb65b267%7D/understanding-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-from-diagnosis-and-neurobiology-to-treatment