Today in disaster resilience (6 April 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Very deep M6.8 earthquake hits Chuquisaca, Bolivia https://watchers.news/2018/04/02/very-deep-m6-8-earthquake-hits-chuquisaca-bolivia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Cyclone “Josie” claims 4 lives in Fiji https://watchers.news/2018/04/02/tropical-cyclone-josie-claims-4-lives-in-fiji/

Dust storm kills three in Uttar Pradesh, India https://watchers.news/2018/04/01/dust-storm-kills-three-in-uttar-pradesh-india/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Several rivers in the Balkans have broken their banks over the last few days, causing flooding in parts of northern Greece, southeastern Bulgaria and northwestern Turkey https://www.sott.net/article/381404-Rivers-overflow-flooding-areas-of-Greece-Bulgaria-and-Turkey

Flood warnings issued across UK as river levels rise after wet Easter https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/03/flood-warnings-issued-across-uk-as-river-levels-rise-after-wet-easter

Village near Ambae volcano faces relocation after flash flood, Vanuatu https://watchers.news/2018/04/03/vanuatu-village-faces-relocation-after-flash-floods/

Scientists keep close eye on Alpine Fault quake swarm http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12025977

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Apr 2018: Fuego volcano, Dukono, Agung, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68344/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Apr-2018-Fuego-volcano-Dukono-Agung-Reventador-Turrialba-Sakuraj.html

Cape Town ‘Day Zero’ pushed back to 2019 as dams fill up in South Africa https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-drought/cape-town-day-zero-pushed-back-to-2019-as-dams-fill-up-in-south-africa-idUKKCN1HA1LN

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Changes in climate extremes, fresh water availability and vulnerability to food insecurity projected at 1.5°C and 2°C global warming with a higher-resolution global climate model http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/376/2119/20160452

‘Extreme’ Changes Underway in Some of Antarctica’s Biggest Glaciers https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02042018/antarctica-ice-sheet-shelf-glaciers-grounding-line-receding-worst-case-sea-level-rise-risk

The number of new coal plants under development worldwide continues to fall dramatically http://reneweconomy.com.au/global-new-coal-plant-pipeline-keeps-shrinking-45886/

An alarming 10 percent of Antarctica’s coastal glaciers are now in retreat, scientists find https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/04/02/an-alarming-10-percent-of-antarcticas-coastal-glaciers-are-in-retreat-scientists-find/?utm_term=.66c3420b18a6

Ice-free Arctic summers could hinge on small climate warming range https://www.colorado.edu/today/2018/04/02/ice-free-arctic-summers-could-hinge-small-climate-warming-range

Reduced probability of ice-free summers for 1.5 °C compared to 2 °C warming https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0127-8

Impact of Climate Change on Flood Frequency and Intensity in the Kabul River Basin http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/8/4/114

FEMA removed all reference to climate change from its planning document earlier this month https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/fema-climate-change-strategic-plan-ellison-letter_us_5abc16ede4b04a59a3143183

Fiji PM: Climate change threatens our survival http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43625608

The Climate Ex map will tell you what the weather will be like in 2070–and where to go to get the weather you like in 50 years https://www.fastcompany.com/40548716/these-maps-show-how-climate-change-will-mess-up-the-weather-where-you-live

At least 7 countries break monthly records as heat wave hits Asia https://mashable.com/2018/04/03/severe-heat-wave-asia-monthly-records/#ZVipSzSfMGqU

Senegal city races to move families as sea swallows homes https://www.zilient.org/article/senegal-city-races-move-families-sea-swallows-homes

Warmest March in Bahrain since 1902 https://watchers.news/2018/04/05/warmest-march-in-bahrain-since-1902/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

April snowstorm covers parts of Saudi Arabia in white https://watchers.news/2018/04/04/april-snowstorm-covers-parts-of-saudi-arabia-in-white/

New York City sees heaviest April snow since 1982 https://watchers.news/2018/04/04/new-york-city-sees-heaviest-april-snow-since-1982/

Five key lessons other cities can learn from Cape Town’s water crisis https://theconversation.com/five-key-lessons-other-cities-can-learn-from-cape-towns-water-crisis-94045

Arctic sea ice extent for March 2018 was the second lowest in the 1979 to 2018 satellite record http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2018/04/2018-winter-arctic-sea-ice-bering-down/

More than 100 cities now mostly powered by renewable energy, data shows https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/feb/27/cities-powered-clean-energy-renewable

‘Summer-like’ heat to nudge late-season heat records across south-east https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/summer-like-heat-to-nudge-late-season-heat-records-across-south-east-20180405-p4z7x4.html

Global warming of 1.5°C is imminent, likely in just a decade from now https://reneweconomy.com.au/climate-change-1-5c-closer-imagine-44124/

 

Disaster risk reduction

How Overbuilt Levees Along the Upper Mississippi River Push Floods Onto Others https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/rockisland

World’s first 3D thermal image of volcano https://watchers.news/2018/04/02/first-3d-thermal-image-of-volcano/

Large crack in East African Rift is evidence of continent splitting in two https://watchers.news/2018/03/30/large-crack-in-east-african-rift-is-evidence-of-continent-splitting-in-two/

USGS Publishes Bulletin 17C, “Guidelines for Determining Flood Flow Frequency” https://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=539

California Earthquake: Big Risk, Big Exposure http://www.rms.com/blog/2018/03/27/california-earthquake-big-risk-big-exposure/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=wcirb_eq

National flood insurance is underwater because of outdated science https://www.salon.com/2018/04/01/national-flood-insurance-is-underwater-because-of-outdated-science_partner/#.WsKdvAAdi6J.twitter

Atmosphere and land model development has historically been segregated but coupled processes crucial to prediction and extremes can be properly represented only with a holistic approach https://eos.org/editors-vox/coupled-from-the-start

Welcome Dutch fixes for Charleston’s flooding woes https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/welcome-dutch-fixes-for-charleston-s-flooding-woes/article_50d6006e-3375-11e8-9ebf-73482288f347.html

“Mitigation is most likely to occur soon after a flood, and is most successful when decisions are community-based” https://phys.org/news/2018-04-denial-coastal.html

Proposed Floodplain Changes to Raise Houston Elevations https://www.enr.com/articles/44236-proposed-floodplain-changes-to-raise-houston-elevations

Could Sydney be the next Houston? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/could-sydney-be-next-houston

FEMA Announces its Intent to Transfer NFIP Risk to the Capital Markets https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/04/02/fema-announces-its-intent-transfer-nfip-risk-capital-markets

Urban wetlands management in Colombo: a new model for urban flood resilience https://reliefweb.int/report/sri-lanka/urban-wetlands-management-colombo-new-model-urban-resilience

Landslides triggered by the 14 November 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake, New Zealand https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/03/bssa-mw-7-8-kaikoura-earthquake-1/

FG installs flood warning system in 5 Niger Delta states http://ndlink.org/2018/04/03/fg-installs-flood-warning-system-in-10-states/

“The next generation of flood-risk assessment models should integrate better knowledge of how people deal with risk and damage” https://www.cmcc.it/article/human-behavior-is-the-key-to-reducing-flood-risk

Houston City Council adopts stricter flood plain development rules https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Houston-City-Council-adopts-stricter-flood-plain-12805504.php?src=hp_totn

Ecosystem-based adaptation to increase flood resilience of vulnerable people – Evidence from central Vietnam https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/57603?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Forecasting and warning system for Sava River almost complete https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/forecasting-warning-system-sava-river-almost-complete/

Skilful seasonal forecasts of streamflow over Europe? https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/2057/2018/hess-22-2057-2018.pdf

Will a Huge New Flood Barrier Save Venice? https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/04/will-a-huge-new-flood-barrier-save-venice/556226/

Government dedicates £36 million to new UK flood defence schemes https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/government-dedicates-36-million-to-new-uk-flood-defence-schemes/70004548

In conversation with the next generation of flood engineers https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2018/03/19/in-conversation-with-the-next-generation-of-flood-engineers/

Study: flood control engineering likely has worsened floods http://www.wbrz.com/news/study-flood-control-engineering-likely-has-worsened-floods/

Climatic control of Mississippi River flood hazard amplified by river engineering https://www.nature.com/articles/nature26145

Bushfire Prevention — Data-Driven Powerline Installation and Brush Monitoring https://medium.com/planet-os/bushfire-prevention-data-driven-powerline-installation-and-brush-monitoring-d7919e8d1e7e

Two of the more interesting landslides from the Papua New Guinea earthquake https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/04/papua-new-guinea-earthquake/

Hurricane forecasters see above-average 2018 U.S. storm season http://news.trust.org/item/20180405173130-fo5zg/

Tokyo’s enormous underground flood protection system pumps excess water out of the metropolitan area into the sea but climate change might take it to its limits http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2018/03/29/tokyos-massive-flood-protection-facility-might-not-be-enough-cdue-to-climate-change/

 

Emergency Management

Mudslide losses top $421 million in hard-hit California town https://apnews.com/9b8ef4351765428e9f57beeb4781cf15/Mudslide-losses-top-$421-million-in-hard-hit-California-town?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=APWestRegion

Global disaster response needs at networked approach https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/03/30/global-disaster-response-needs-a-networked-approach/

A model for relief and recovery https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/resilienceindex?utm_source=Twitter&utm_term=0_f923f18da4-7eaf9480f4-555353465&utm_content=can-atmospheric-science-improve-global-disaster-resilience

Municipal plans to fight wildfire and floods in focus as draft bill hits the road http://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/municipal-plans-to-fight-wildfire-and-floods-in-focus-as-draft-bill-hits-the-road

Victoria has gained approval to conduct night time firebombing operations next summer season https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/night-time-firebombing-approved

Namibia: Floods DREF MDRNA010 Emergency Plan of Action Final Report https://reliefweb.int/report/namibia/namibia-floods-dref-mdrna010-emergency-plan-action-final-report

Are we leading enough in the emergency services? https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/afac-ceo-are-we-leading-enough

How Cyclone Alby 40 years ago caught WA off-guard, with deadly consequences http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-04/a-look-at-cyclone-alby-40-years-on/9614592

Bureau of Meteorology blames late cyclone warning on ‘staffing issue’ https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/04/04/06/21/cyclone-iris-queensland-wild-winds-flooding-as-storm-moves-southeast

Aid distribution underway in Fiji post cyclone http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/354003/aid-distribution-underway-in-fiji-post-cyclone?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rewiring Puerto Rico: Power and Empowerment After Hurricane Maria https://medium.com/@dangerbui/rewiring-puerto-rico-power-and-empowerment-after-hurricane-maria-7efdff23da6d

Earthquake warning system expands with the help of federal funding http://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/early-earthquake-system-expands-with-the-help-of-federal-funding

Puerto Rico says tourism has roared back to life http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/03/news/puerto-rico-tourism/index.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The information needs of women during disasters http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-02/helping-women-overcome-disaster-preparedness-gaps/9549862

Facilitating Dialogue in Communities: Using the FAC Self-Assessment Tool https://fireadaptednetwork.org/using-fac-self-assessment-tool/?platform=hootsuite

Children aren’t liabilities in disasters – they can help, if we let them https://theconversation.com/children-arent-liabilities-in-disasters-they-can-help-if-we-let-them-93794

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Countering False Information on Social Media in Disasters and Emergencies https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/SMWG_Countering-False-Info-Social-Media-Disasters-Emergencies_Mar2018-508.pdf

Social Media Analysis During Disasters online course https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dis_courses/social-media/index.html

What strategies do public service media have for news distribution on social media? https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/our-research/public-service-news-and-social-media

 

Psychology and disasters

The impact on mental health has been greatest among people who were affected by flood damage in a variety of ways http://ucrh.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/After-the-Flood-Research-Seminar-22-Mar-2018-flyer_.pdf

Climate changes mental health https://apha.org/-/media/files/pdf/topics/climate/climate_changes_mental_health.ashx?la=en&hash=AFF50C8C183A2846372355AB2B438A1157E1B3AE

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

“Building that connectedness before a disaster happens is an important part of preparedness so it naturally happens in response to a disaster” http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-29/natural-disaster-impact-on-mental-health-costly/9597104

When the flood that resulted from last year’s Cyclone Debbie swept through, the community of Murwillumbah didn’t wait for the wheels of government bureaucracy to act http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-01/murwillumbah-the-town-that-refuses-to-define-itself-by-disaster/9602180

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Today in disaster resilience (30 March 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

City in a Swamp: Houston’s Flood Problems Are Only Getting Worse https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22012018/houston-flood-plain-development-hurricane-harvey-reservoirs-overflow?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

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

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

 

Psychology and disasters

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (23 February 2018)

Disaster

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Ohio River flood advisory remains as region recovers from deluge http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13320163-74/ohio-river-in-pittsburgh-still-under-flood-advisory-as-region-recovers-from

Ramban: massive landslides cut-off the Kashmir Valley for four days (includes a dramatic video) https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/02/16/ramban-1/

Grassfire destroys several Wee Jasper buildings including ‘The Stables’ tavern http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-15/old-stables-tavern-in-wee-jasper-gutted-by-fire/9452040

A month’s worth of rain in 60 minutes floods Rio de Janeiro, Brazil https://watchers.news/2018/02/16/a-month-s-worth-of-rain-in-60-minutes-floods-rio-de-janeiro-brazil/

Massive eruption at Sinabung volcano, ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l. https://watchers.news/2018/02/19/sinabung-eruption-february-19-2018/

Levant – Flooding in Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq After Heavy Rain https://www.sott.net/article/377807-Flooding-in-Turkey-Lebanon-Syria-and-Iraq-following-heavy-rain-up-to-17-inches-in-24-hours

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin weakens, but heavy flooding cuts off Great Northern Highway http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-19/cyclone-kelvin-brings-heavy-flooding-great-northern-highway-food/9460570

Ex-tropical cyclone Gita causes landslips, destroys two homes near Kaikōura https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/101645608/extropical-cyclone-gita-causes-landslips-destroys-two-homes-near-kaikura

Widespread flooding hits US South and Midwest, excessive rain continues https://watchers.news/2018/02/21/widespread-flooding-hits-us-south-and-midwest-excessive-rain-continues/

Broome hit by two years’ worth of rain in two months, Western Australia https://watchers.news/2018/02/20/broome-hit-by-two-years-worth-of-rain-in-two-months-western-australia/

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Feb 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Mayon https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/67662/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Feb-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Mayon-He.html

Deadly landslide hits Java, over a dozen missing https://watchers.news/2018/02/22/deadly-landslide-hits-java-over-a-dozen-missing/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

USA and Canada – 2 Dead, 1 Missing as Rivers Overflow in Midwest and Ontario http://floodlist.com/america/usa-canada-midwest-ontario-floods-february-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

Draft UN Report Says World Has Little Chance of Keeping Warming Below 1.5 Degrees http://e360.yale.edu/digest/draft-un-report-says-world-has-little-chance-of-keeping-warming-below-1-5-degrees

Climate change will accelerate extreme weather events in the coming years https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-02-18/climate-change-will-accelerate-extreme-weather-events-coming-years

Sea-level legacy: 20cm more rise by 2300 for each 5-year delay in peaking emissions https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press-releases/sea-level-legacy-20cm-more-rise-by-2300-for-each-5-year-delay-in-peaking-emissions

We’re witnessing the fastest decline in Arctic sea ice in at least 1,500 years https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/12/12/16767152/arctic-sea-ice-extent-chart

Cyclone Gita ‘revved up’ by record summer’s warm oceans http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=11998372&ref=twitter

Committed sea-level rise under the Paris Agreement and the legacy of delayed mitigation action https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-02985-8

Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/21/arctic-temperatures-soar-45-degrees-above-normal-flooded-by-extremely-mild-air-on-all-sides/?utm_term=.cbcde54dd448

Does climate denialism still matter? The prevalence of alternative frames in opposition to climate policy http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/xrDw9bFGxwq2zpntUEhJ/full

Climate change ‘will push European cities towards breaking point’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/21/climate-change-will-push-european-cities-towards-breaking-point

B.C. lacks climate change policies, especially on wildfires and flooding: audit https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/b-c-lacks-climate-change-policies-especially-wildfires-flooding-audit-1004127507/

Future heat-waves, droughts and floods in 571 European cities http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aaaad3

Public Awareness of Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Is Rising https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/public-consensus-climate-change

How Six Americans Changed Their Minds About Global Warming https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/21/climate/changed-minds-americans.html?smid=tw-share

Rainfall’s natural variation hides climate change signal http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/rainfall%E2%80%99s-natural-variation-hides-climate-change-signal-0

Stronger storms mean new ‘category six’ scale may be needed https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/22/category-six-storms-cyclones

Taking a proactive approach to climate extremes in Serbia http://blogs.worldbank.org/europeandcentralasia/taking-proactive-approach-climate-extremes-Serbia

 

Disaster risk reduction

Houston City Council clears way for another 40 flood-prone homes to elevate https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/houston/article/Houston-City-Council-clears-the-way-for-another-12614204.php?utm_campaign=twitter-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Can Security Measures Really Stop School Shootings? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-security-measures-really-stop-school-shootings/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sa-editorial-social&utm_content=&utm_term=policy_&sf182453910=1

Floods and water storages in Mexico City http://www.circleofblue.org/2018/latin-america/floods-water-shortages-swamp-mexico-city/

Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience indicators http://www.indikit.net/sector/29-drr-and-resilience

Global volcanic hazards and risk http://globalvolcanomodel.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Global-Volcanic-Hazards-and-Risk-Full-book-low-res.pdf

The new science of cities? Four reasons we need networked knowledge http://futureearth.org/blog/2018-feb-14/new-science-cities-four-reasons-we-need-networked-knowledge

Unusual Dutch bridge embraces flooding in a thought-provoking way https://inhabitat.com/unusual-dutch-bridge-embraces-flooding-in-a-thought-provoking-way/

Reducing run-off to prevent floods https://www.floodbarrierusa.com/2018/02/reducing-prevent-floods/

Trends in urban resilience 2017 https://unhabitat.org/books/trends-in-urban-resilience-2017/

Sensitivities of NearField Tsunami Forecasts to Megathrust Deformation Predictions http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JB015354/full

How common are earthquakes in the UK? https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/are-uk-earthquakes-a-cause-for-real-future-concern

Community-built bio-dykes https://www.floodresilience.net/blogs/bio-dykes-saving-communities-and-instilling-confidence-in-them

The Earth burped lava after being smashed by a dinosaur-killing asteroid http://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/the-sugar-conspiracy-ant-field-medics-burping-lava-and-more-1.4537876/the-earth-burped-lava-after-being-smashed-by-a-dinosaur-killing-asteroid-1.4537895

Landslide models https://blogs.agu.org/thefield/2018/02/19/bringing-mountains-landslides/

Researchers fill gap in current flood models https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/researchers-fill-gap-in-current-flood-models-92773.aspx

Disaster vulnerability index for each country in the world https://starlingsafety.com/2017/12/the-disaster-vulnerability-index/

Oroville crisis drives harder look at aging US dams https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/oroville-crisis-drives-harder-look-at-aging-us-dams/2018/02/11/fb6cfaf4-0f4f-11e8-a68c-e9374188170e_story.html?utm_term=.358f137c9abd

Ecuador is paying more and more attention to data collection and disaster risk management across sectors http://blogs.worldbank.org/latinamerica/how-prepare-country-respond-disaster?cid=SHR_BlogSiteShare_XX_EXT

Exeter flood defence scheme https://www.gov.uk/government/news/exeter-flood-defence-scheme?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

With only vague plans, Houston races to build new reservoir https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060074421

 

Emergency Management

Lessons learned from wildfire response in Napa and Sonoma County helped set safe evacuation distances https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-department-management/articles/375497018-Responding-to-the-Thomas-Fire-Managing-difficult-decisions/

Learning from the 2013 Calgary flood http://haznet.ca/learning-calgary-conversation-christine-chris-arthurs/

Would an earthquake early warning system work for New Zealand? https://gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Would-an-earthquake-early-warning-system-work-for-NZ

After the Hurricane https://blogs.state.gov/stories/2018/02/20/en/after-hurricane

Hurricane Harvey: Climate change, staggering costs, and people at the heart of it all http://blogs.edf.org/texascleanairmatters/2018/02/20/hurricane-harvey-climate-change-staggering-costs-and-people-at-the-heart-of-it-all/

78 seconds of earthquake warning https://blogs.agu.org/tremblingearth/2018/02/19/78-seconds-earthquake-early-warning/

From Theory to Practice: a Disaster Simulation Exercise http://www.blog.hcri.ac.uk/theory-practice-disaster-simulation-exercise/

Drone Fleet Supports Modern Approach to Managing Wildfire and Natural Resources on Public Lands https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/interior-announces-2017-drone-mission-report

Improving Disaster Resilience Among Older Adults https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2313.html?adbsc=social_20180202_2106691&adbid=959243623492550657&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Flood trivia http://www.playbuzz.com/environmentagency10/flood-trivia

A survey by the Environment Agency and AA reveals two-thirds of drivers would risk their lives in flood https://www.gov.uk/government/news/two-thirds-of-motorists-would-risk-their-lives-in-a-flood

A proposal to United Nations for an ‘International day of Volcanoes’ to be recognised on 10th April https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/473/756/887/

Monitoring Tropical Cyclones with Lightning and Satellite Data https://eos.org/project-updates/monitoring-tropical-cyclones-with-lightning-and-satellite-data

Next Generation of Youth in Tanzania to Be Equipped With Critical Skills in Urban Resilience http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2018/02/14/next-generation-of-youth-in-tanzania-to-be-equipped-with-critical-skills-in-urban-resilience

What role do video games play in preparing people for disasters? https://www.floodresilience.net/blogs/disaster-games-with-anthony-gampell

Participatory Early Warning Systems: Youth, Citizen Science, and Intergenerational Dialogues on Disaster Risk Reduction in Brazil https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-017-0150-9

Surviving Sandy — the Book http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/surviving-sandy–the-book.html?utm_content=bufferbfffb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Fire Narratives: Are Any Accurate? https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fire-narratives-accurate/

How to make sure your fire safety messages are accurate https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/coffee_break/022118.html

Social Media and Emergency Management

UK Government’s Flood Action Campaign targets 18 to 34 year olds using social media https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2018/02/16/why-the-best-preparation-for-flooding-happens-on-dry-days/

Using social media to come forward and share painful, personal, and often stigmatized stories https://psychcentral.com/news/2018/02/19/social-media-can-help-start-healing-process/132736.html

Welcome to Social Media Analysis During Disasters https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dis_courses/social-media/index.html

 

 

Psychology and disasters

Carwoola fires: A resident still overcoming trauma and a community continuing its support http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-17/carwoola-fire-one-year-on-joy-horton/9456644

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

The silent march for Grenfell: Context of a disaster https://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/crowdsidentities/2018/02/19/silent-march-for-grenfell/

Social Capital, Resilience and Accessibility in Urban Systems: a Study on Sweden https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11067-017-9375-9

Today in disaster resilience (9 February 2018)

Disaster

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Flood in Central and Eastern Latvia http://emergency.copernicus.eu/mapping/list-of-components/EMSR268

Ex TC Fehi causes major flooding in New Zealand https://www.sott.net/article/376041-Ex-Cyclone-Fehi-causes-major-flooding-in-New-Zealand

Record rainfall causes flooding in southern Bolivia https://www.sott.net/article/376076-Record-rains-cause-flooding-in-Tarija-Bolivia-50000-affected

Snowfall of the century: Record-breaking snow and freezing rain wreak havoc across Moscow https://watchers.news/2018/02/04/snowfall-of-the-century-record-breaking-snow-freezing-rain-wreak-havoc-across-moscow/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Massive floods hit Argentina as Pilcomayo River reaches record highs https://watchers.news/2018/02/04/massive-floods-hit-argentina-as-pilcomayo-river-reaches-record-highs/

Eruption of Fuego volcano forces school closures, Orange Alert issued https://watchers.news/2018/02/02/eruption-of-fuego-volcano-forces-school-closures-orange-alert-issued/

Indonesia’s capital braces for floods as landslides kill 2 http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/nation-world/article198402844.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Taiwan has been hit by a 5.7 magnitude aftershock almost 24 hours after a 6.4 quake that led to the deaths of at least seven people http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/349886/taiwan-faces-aftershocks-as-death-toll-rises

Selangau floods worst in 15 years https://www.theborneopost.com/2018/02/09/tamin-rep-selangau-floods-worst-in-15-years/

Nine Dead, 10 Still Missing in Aftermath of Taiwan Earthquake https://reliefweb.int/report/china-taiwan-province/nine-dead-10-still-missing-aftermath-taiwan-earthquake

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Feb 2018: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/67397/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Feb-2018-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-.html

Heaviest snowfall since 1986 gridlocks Paris, record 740 km (460 miles) of traffic jams https://watchers.news/2018/02/08/heavy-snowfall-gridlocks-paris-record-740-km-460-miles-of-traffic-jams-reported/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

Climate Change, Transitions, and Geopolitics https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3287&utm_content=buffer98906&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

The number of hot days in Sydney increased in the past decade across the city, particularly those with extreme heat http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/heat-is-on-in-sydney-as-number-of-extreme-days-nudges-higher-20180201-h0sdkf?

Call for scientists to lead action on climate change https://media.uow.edu.au/releases/UOW243305.html

Climate change further complicates the urbanisation challenge http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/immersive-story/2018/01/31/3-big-ideas-to-achieve-sustainable-cities-and-communities?CID=SURR_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Let Cape Town revolutionise the way we think about water https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/04/let-cape-town-revolutionise-the-way-we-think-about-water

‘Nepal’s climate to get warmer and wetter in future’ http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-02-02/nepals-climate-to-get-warmer-and-wetter-in-future.html

Scientists Find Strong Link Between Climate Change and Wildfires http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/02/07/scientists-find-strong-link-climate-change-wildfires/

HUD tells states to consider sea level rise when rebuilding from storms https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hud-tells-states-to-consider-sea-level-rise-when-rebuilding-from-storms/article/2648437

As climate changes, we need the arts more than ever https://ensia.com/voices/arts/

This Overview Brief explores the topic of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process http://napglobalnetwork.org/resource/snapshot-monitoring-evaluation-nap-process-opportunities-challenges-emerging-solutions/

Disaster risk reduction

Volcanic Threat and Monitoring Capabilities in the United States https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3142/

Create “Sponge Cities” to Tackle Worsening Floods http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/01/create-sponge-cities-tackle-worsening-floods/

Central Asia Fault Database https://esdynamics.geo.uni-tuebingen.de/faults/

Barriers towards hotel disaster preparedness: Case studies of post 2011 Tsunami, Japan https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918300384

Moving Mitigation Forward https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/moving-mitigation-forward-new-knowledge-and-next-steps

The Great Unconformity—a huge time gap in the rock record—may have been triggered by the uplift of an ancient supercontinent https://eos.org/articles/erasing-a-billion-years-of-geologic-time-across-the-globe

Building urban disaster resilience in 2018 http://thecityfix.com/blog/improving-urban-climate-resilience-in-2018-requires-more-data-and-urgency-arianna-flores-corral/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=wricities&utm_campaign=socialmedia

Hurricane-hit Dominica hurries to prepare for next storm season https://www.zilient.org/article/hurricane-hit-dominica-hurries-prepare-next-storm-season

Conceptualising the link between information systems and resilience: A developing country field study http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/isj.12177/abstract

As Paris mops up, warning of more floods in Europe’s future https://phys.org/news/2018-01-paris-mops-europe-future.html

Cities from five continents – Amman, Cape Town, Greater Miami and the Beaches, Hull and Mexico City – have been selected to contribute to the development of a global framework for water resilience https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/water-issues/item/14811-hull-one-of-five-cities-selected-to-develop-global-water-resilience-framework

Stronger measures required in NSW to reduce the risk of fatalities in home fires https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/news.php?news=2364

Centre of Excellence for Prescribed Burning resources available https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/centre-of-excellence-for-prescribed-burning-resources-available

Report Says Houston Can Learn From Floodplain Buyout Programs In Other Cities https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/02/05/265892/report-says-houston-can-learn-from-floodplain-buyout-programs-in-other-cities/

Creating a flood resilient city: Moving from disaster response to disaster resilience in Ibadan http://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/creating-a-flood-resilient-city-moving-from-disaster-response-to-disaster-resilience-in-ibadan?cid=SHR_BlogSiteShare_XX_EXT

Complex picture for likelihood of ENSO-driven flood hazard https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14796

Paris flooding harks back to one of the great breakthroughs in hydrology https://phys.org/news/2018-02-paris-harks-great-breakthroughs-hydrology.html

Common sense flood reforms would save lives, billions of dollars http://www.thetelegraph.com/opinion/117235/op-ed-common-sense-flood-reforms-would-save-lives-billions-of-dollars

What fault caused the M=6.4 Taiwan earthquake? http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/what-fault-caused-the-m6-4-taiwan-earthquake-6254/

A hydroclimatological approach to predicting regional landslide probability using Landlab https://www.earth-surf-dynam.net/6/49/2018/

A Focus on Resilience After Southern California Fires http://www.resilience.org/stories/2018-02-08/a-focus-on-resilience-after-southern-california-fires/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Giant working model of the Mississippi https://www.fastcodesign.com/90159442/this-giant-working-model-of-the-mississippi-could-help-save-louisiana

Insurance, public assistance and household flood risk reduction: A comparative study of Austria, England and Romania http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14737/#.WnwpRaOSPG8.twitter

 

Emergency Management

Area-specific flood alerts give residents time to save lives, property https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/article/Area-specific-flood-alerts-give-residents-time-to-12549180.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Localizing Humanitarian Drones: Robotics & Disaster Response https://werobotics.org/blog/2018/02/01/localizing-humanitarian-drones/

Research strengthens Incident Management Team development https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/research-strengthen-imt-development

Annual National Memorial Service for fire and emergency services https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/national-memorial-service-to-recognise-over-400-names

FEMA’s Core Capability Development Sheets identify tools for organizations to sustain or to improve their capabilities to close identified gaps https://www.fema.gov/core-capability-development-sheets

Responding to Peru’s worst floods in 30 years http://ec.europa.eu/echo/field-blogs/videos/responding-perus-worst-floods-30-years_en

City of Elko faces $3.6 million suit over February flooding http://www.kmvt.com/content/news/City-of-Elko-faces-36-million-suit-over-February-flooding-467164453.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Do It Together Toolkit for Building Urban Community Resilience http://i-s-e-t.org/resources/training/do-it-together-toolkit-for-building-urban-community-resilience.html

Which fault line do I live on? A guide to the major Bay Area faults http://www.sfgate.com/local/article/Bay-Area-fault-line-San-Andreas-Fault-Hayward-12530797.php

The Environment Agency has launched a new series of short films to help north east communities be better prepared for flooding https://www.gov.uk/government/news/communities-urged-to-log-on-for-new-flood-films

A cycle of prediction, comparison, and feedback supports spatial learning in geoscience https://eos.org/features/learning-to-form-accurate-mental-models

A virtual river valley showing the devastation of flash flooding https://sourceforge.net/projects/flash-flood/

Virginia Tech students help develop flood strategies in Hampton http://www.dailypress.com/news/science/dp-nws-student-flooding-hampton-20180201-story.html

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Making use of the overwhelming amounts of imagery content on social media within minutes of a potential disaster hitting http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/IDy29rzmwwGQvqDiztWb/full

 

Disaster psychology

 

Psychosocial aspects of the Grenfell Fire disaster https://www.newyorker.com/culture/2017-in-review/the-year-the-grenfell-tower-fire-revealed-the-lie-that-londoners-tell-themselves

How do children recover from disasters? https://www.newsy.com/stories/how-do-you-help-children-recover-from-natural-disasters/

How to deal with victim confrontation and stress https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/how-to-deal-victim-confrontation-stress-emergency-services-health

 

Sociology and Disasters

An Assessment of the Effects of Social Connections on the Decision to Evacuate https://hazards.colorado.edu/quickreport/evacuation-behavior-measured-during-an-evacuation-order

Social attachment shapes emergency responses: Evidence from a postfire study http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/sbp/sbp/2018/00000046/00000001/art00012

Individuals and families who are homeless are among the most vulnerable to disasters https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/preparing-the-whole-community-including-homelessness-in-disaster-planning

Enhancing Flood Resilience through Livelihood adaptation https://practicalaction.org/blog/programmes/markets-and-livelihoods/enhancing-flood-resilience-through-livelihood-adaptation/

Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era https://academic.oup.com/ahr/article-abstract/123/1/243/4840318?redirectedFrom=fulltext

In poorer neighborhoods, no recovery yet from Matthew http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180127/in-poorer-neighborhoods-no-recovery-yet-from-matthew?platform=hootsuite

Today in disaster resilience (1 December 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Major flooding hits Montego Bay, causing severe infrastructural damage, Jamaica https://watchers.news/2017/11/24/major-flooding-hits-montego-bay-causing-severe-infrastructural-damage-jamaica/

New strong explosions at Popocatepetl, ash to 8.5 km (28 000 feet) a.s.l. https://watchers.news/2017/11/25/another-strong-eruption-at-popocatepetl-ash-to-8-5-km-28-000-feet/

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Nov 2017: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Agung, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/66195/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Nov-2017-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Agung-Reventador-Sa.html

Flood disaster declared in 5 Trang districts amid closures http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30332538?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Mount Agung warning lifted to highest level http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42132912

Second person dies in Malaysian floods http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/second-person-dies-in-malaysian-floods

Mount Agung eruption updates http://www.earthobservatory.sg/news/agung-volcano-bali-eruption-update

Indonesia – Floods and Landslides in East Java Leave 11 Dead, 4,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-east-java-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Lives at risk as Victoria braces for worst floods in decades http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-record-rainfall-and-flash-flooding-to-kick-off-summer-20171129-gzvk4s.html

Thailand – Around 400,000 Hit by Floods in South http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-south-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Spain – Heavy Rain Floods Parts of Andalusia http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-andalusia-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flood hits Central Java, forces thousands to evacuate https://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/flood-hits-central-java-forces-thousands-evacuate

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Natural climate solutions http://m.pnas.org/content/114/44/11645

Issues with 1.5C overshoot http://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-017-0026-z

How could the Agung volcano in Bali affect global temperatures https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-how-could-agung-volcano-bali-affect-global-temperature

Record low sea ice in Alaska waters in fall 2017 https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/record-low-sea-ice-alaska-waters-fall-2017

Turning the tide: comparison of tidal flow by periodic sea level fluctuation and by periodic bed tilting in scaled landscape experiments of estuaries https://www.earth-surf-dynam.net/5/731/2017/

But what would happen if we treated climate change as a health problem rather than an environmental one? http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/11/22/climate-advocates-can-take-anti-smoking-campaigns/?utm_content=buffer639f4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Moody’s Warns Cities to Address Climate Risks or Face Downgrades https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-29/moody-s-warns-cities-to-address-climate-risks-or-face-downgrades

Fiji’s Focus on Resilience Creates a New Market for Climate Finance http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/11/09/fijis-focus-on-resilience-creates-a-new-market-for-climate-finance?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Beach erosion and litigious homeowners offers a preview of what’s to come as storms and rising seas hit communities https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28112017/nags-head-north-carolina-beach-erosion-climate-change-sea-level-rise

What exactly does change minds about climate science? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/11/28/how-to-persuade-people-that-climate-change-is-real/?utm_term=.906894f9ac92

 

 

Disaster risk reduction

Earthquake Risk Keeps Heat on Vulnerable Nuclear Reactors https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/11/26/earthquake-risk-keeps-heat-vulnerable-nuclear-reactors

In 2016 the number of deaths caused by natural disasters was the second lowest since 2006, but the number of people reported affected by natural disasters was the highest https://reliefweb.int/report/world/annual-disaster-statistical-review-2016-numbers-and-trends

Mitigating Natural Disaster Risks And Enhancing Economic Resilience http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20171119/cedric-stephens-mitigating-natural-disaster-risks-and-enhancing-economic

Disaster risk insurance: understanding the role of microinsurance https://www.odi.org/comment/10576-disaster-risk-insurance-understanding-role-microinsurance

UK flood risk management and funding http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7514

The Most Expensive U.S. Hurricane Season Ever: By the Numbers https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-26/the-most-expensive-u-s-hurricane-season-ever-by-the-numbers

When Hikurangi subduction zone megathrust triggers tsunami ‘think Japan 2011’ https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/98878426/when-hikurangi-subduction-zone-megathrust-triggers-tsunami-think-japan-2011

Changes in Earthquake Hazard Levels in the draft Geoscience Australia National Seismic Hazard Assessment https://riskfrontiers.com/changes-in-earthquake-hazard-levels-in-the-draft-geoscience-australia-national-seismic-hazard-assessment-nsha18/

Urban resilience, disaster risk reduction forum slated http://thestandard.com.ph/news/national/252615/urban-resilience-disaster-risk-reduction-forum-slated.html

Natural disasters are in 3D – and the rights that protect against them should be as well https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/natural-disasters-are-3d-and-rights-protect-against-them-should-be-well

Madison County officials meeting with FEMA to reduce floodplain https://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/news/local/madison-county-officials-meeting-with-fema-to-reduce-floodplain/article_adf2bba1-07de-5c34-bd0c-45606463f3b1.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

How will Canada manage its wildfires in the future? http://theconversation.com/how-will-canada-manage-its-wildfires-in-the-future-86383?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Jamaica – Installation of Real Time Automatic Weather Stations Begins Across the Island http://floodlist.com/america/jamaica-installation-real-time-automatic-weather-stations?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

North American Storm Clusters Could Produce 80 Percent More Rain Say NCAR Scientists http://floodlist.com/america/usa/north-american-storm-clusters-could-produce-80-percent-more-rain-say-ncar-scientists?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

NOAA may reclassify 100-year storm event in Houston http://www.chron.com/news/politics/houston/article/Federal-rainfall-study-shows-dramatic-growth-in-12386006.php

Increasing resiliency to extreme weather https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2648/increasing-resiliency-to-extreme-weather/

What’s the future for flood and coastal risk management in England? https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fcrm/strategic-direction/

Recent loss of closed forests is associated with Ebola virus disease outbreaks https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-14727-9

Restoring floodplains and wetlands offer value-for-money solution to river flooding https://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/restoring-floodplains-and-wetlands-offer

Changing attitudes to property flood resilience in the UK http://brebuzz.net/2017/11/29/changing-attitudes-to-property-flood-resilience-in-the-uk/

Flood-prone historic Charleston home gets a raise http://abcnews4.com/news/local/jacked-up-historic-home-lifted-for-first-time

Fault Segmentation as Constraint to the Occurrence of the Main Shocks of the 2016 Central Italy Seismic Sequence http://geo.mff.cuni.cz/users/gallovic/abst/Pizzi_et_al-2017-Tectonics.pdf

When magma prevents volcanic eruptions https://phys.org/news/2017-11-magma-volcanic-eruptions.html

Renewed calls for natural flood management techniques across Europe https://greennews.ie/renewed-calls-natural-flood-management-europe/

Forecast of Increased Earthquakes due to Slowing of Earth’s Rotation https://riskfrontiers.com/forecast-of-increased-earthquakes-due-to-slowing-of-earths-rotation/

When Weather Becomes a Problem: Motivating Resilience Action in Texas https://toolkit.climate.gov/case-studies/when-weather-becomes-problem-motivating-resilience-action-texas

Each volcano has unique warning signs that eruption is imminent https://theconversation.com/each-volcano-has-unique-warning-signs-that-eruption-is-imminent-88222?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

 

Emergency Management

Houston Day Laborers Suffer Wage Theft in Post-Harvey Reconstruction http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Houston-Day-Laborers-Suffer-Wage-Theft-in-Post-Harvey-Reconstruction.html

Two Months After Hurricane Maria, A Growing Majority Of Americans Say Puerto Ricans are Not Yet Getting the Help They Need https://www.kff.org/other/press-release/poll-two-months-after-hurricane-maria-a-growing-majority-of-americans-say-puerto-ricans-are-not-ye-getting-the-help-they-need/amp/

Tens of thousands displaced by Harvey still yearn for home http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-news-12378756.php

Preventing the Spread of Disease After a Hurricane https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2017-11-16/preventing-the-spread-of-disease-after-a-hurricane

Offender sentenced for causing January 2017 bushfires in Victoria https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/offender-sentenced-for-causing-january-2017-bushfires-in-victoria/

How to save billions on disaster recovery https://www.redcross.org.au/news-and-media/news/how-to-save-billions-on-disaster-recovery

Nepal earthquake reconstruction won’t succeed until the vulnerability of survivors is addressed https://theconversation.com/nepal-earthquake-reconstruction-wont-succeed-until-the-vulnerability-of-survivors-is-addressed-87335

‘Help now, not after disasters’ http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20171127/help-now-not-after-disasters

Hawaii Brings Back a Cold War-Era Nuclear Warning System https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/28/us/hawaii-nuclear-korea.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

Why Puerto Rico is getting the brunt of ‘donor fatigue’ https://theconversation.com/why-puerto-rico-is-getting-the-brunt-of-donor-fatigue-86036

Using flood model data to assist with humanitarian crises in the Middle East https://www.ambientalrisk.com/using-flood-model-data-assist-humanitarian-crises-middle-east/

Feeding Puerto Rico https://www.cbsnews.com/news/feeding-puerto-rico/

New data shows hurricane deaths in Puerto Rico could be 20 times higher than the government claims https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/29/16623926/puerto-rico-death-toll-hurricane-maria-count

Operational forecasting and warning systems for natural hazards: challenges and innovation http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/26605

Improving Science-based Tools for Fire Prediction http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/10/26/improving-science-based-tools-for-fire-prediction/

Carisbrook braces for flooding amid investigation into recovery fund mismanagement http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-30/carisbrook-flood-prep/9210160

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The biggest volcano eruptions in recorded history https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YluS9jOjQdM

What Should You Do In A Terror Attack? http://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/ian-payne/what-should-you-do-in-a-terror-attack-lbc-asked-an/

Plan for an emergency: Bushfire http://www.abc.net.au/news/emergency/plan-for-an-emergency/bushfire/

Israel raises tsunami awareness http://www.unisdr.org/archive/56057

Mount Agung: Bali volcano eruption photos explained https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asia-42133502

Flood barrier drop-ins for residents https://www.gov.uk/government/news/flood-barrier-drop-ins-for-residents

Article for kids on the challenges of firefighting https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/fighting-wildfires-is-a-greater-test-of-endurance-as-season-gets-longer/2017/11/20/77885a46-c597-11e7-84bc-5e285c7f4512_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.aa6b08942a30

 

Social media and emergency management

“When people tweet about how there’s a flood in their backyards, but we don’t have sensors in that area to verify that information, we can use these tweets as a virtual sensor” http://daily-iowan.com/2017/11/29/ui-professor-develops-a-siri-for-flood-information/

 

Disaster psychology

Community resilience and Joplin tornado http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1468-5973.12171/pdf

Is it right to say people caught in a terror scare ‘panic’? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42138437

 

Sociology and Disasters

Will Houston’s Post-Harvey Recovery Exacerbate Inequities or Build a More Just City? https://www.democracynow.org/2017/11/24/will_houston_s_post_harvey_recovery

A flood of stories http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/a-flood-of-stories/article20967553.ece

A 1948 flood washed away the WWII housing project Vanport—but its history still informs Portland’s diversity https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/vanport-oregon-how-countrys-largest-housing-project-vanished-day-180954040/

Today in disaster resilience (10 November 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Wildfires have lit up seemingly everywhere from California to British Columbia to Greenland (!). And then there’s Portugal. https://earther.com/wildfires-have-burned-more-than-5-of-portugal-in-one-o-1819659231

Intense hailstorm hits Bogota, causing severe floods and traffic chaos https://watchers.news/2017/11/02/intense-hailstorm-hits-bogota-causing-heavy-floods-and-traffic-chaos/

Flash floods kill five in Malaysia, army deploys to rescue thousands of displaced http://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-floods/flash-floods-kill-five-in-malaysia-army-deploys-to-rescue-thousands-of-displaced-idUSKBN1D50TL?il=0

28 dead after shooting at Sutherland Springs church http://m.chron.com/news/local/article/More-than-20-dead-after-shooting-at-Sutherland-12333530.php

Thailand – 17 Provinces Still Affected After Three Weeks of Flooding http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-flooding-ocotber-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Germany, Poland and Czech Republic – Deaths and Damage Caused by Storm Herwart http://floodlist.com/europe/germany-poland-czech-republic-storm-herwart-october-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India: Death toll rises to 12 as monsoon rain tops 350 mm in Chennai https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/india-death-toll-rises-to-12-as-monsoon-rain-tops-350-mm-in-chennai/70003187

Typhoon Damrey rocks Vietnam with historic force, AIR Worldwide finds http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2017/11/07/typhoon-damrey-rocks-vietnam-with-historic-force-a?platform=hootsuite

Flood in North Sumatra displaces thousands http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/11/07/flood-in-north-sumatra-displaces-thousands.html

Typhoon “Damrey” hits Vietnam, leaving at least 89 dead, 18 missing, 100 000+ houses under water https://watchers.news/2017/11/05/typhoon-damrey-vietnam-damage-casualties/

Norway left a little shaken by rare earthquake https://www.thelocal.no/20171107/norway-left-a-little-shaken-by-rare-earthquake/amp

Flash floods in Selangor after heavy rain http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/flash-floods-in-klang-after-heavy-rain?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Nov 2017: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65962/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Nov-2017-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Colombia – 4 Dead, 18 Missing After Floods and Mudslide in Cauca Department http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-corinto-cauca-floods-mudslide-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kenya – Deadly Floods in Central and Northern Areas http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The land is warming twice as fast as the oceans … too bad we live on the land https://thinkprogress.org/global-warming-now-twice-as-fast-over-land-than-the-ocean-nasa-chart-shows-52b4afe01345/

Women may bear the brunt of climate change’s impacts https://phys.org/news/2017-08-women-brunt-climate-impacts.html

Refugees of a different kind are being displaced by rising seas — and governments aren’t ready https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/11/climate-change-refugees-grapple-with-effects-of-rising-seas.html

Arctic sea ice news http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

Scientists mapping Greenland have produced some surprising – and worrying – results https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/04/scientists-mapping-greenland-have-produced-some-surprising-and-worrying-results/?utm_term=.421c2f1f67fe

Stark Evidence: A Warmer World Is Sparking More and Bigger Wildfires http://e360.yale.edu/features/the-evidence-is-clear-a-warmer-world-means-more-wildfires

Drought and heat waves the greatest threats from climate change https://majorcadailybulletin.com/news/local/2017/10/08/49487/drought-and-heat-waves-the-greatest-threat-from-climate-change.html

Clarifying Perspectives to Promote Action on Loss and Damage from Climate Change http://www.lucsus.lu.se/article/clarifying-perspectives-to-promote-action-on-loss-and-damage-from-climate-change

97% global warming consensus paper surpasses half a million downloads https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/jun/23/97-global-warming-consensus-paper-surpasses-half-a-million-downloads

We looked at 1,154 climate science results and found no evidence of ‘publication bias’ https://theconversation.com/we-looked-at-1-154-climate-science-results-and-found-no-evidence-of-publication-bias-84500

In hurricane-stricken Barbuda, UN chief urges global solidarity, accelerated climate action http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57834#.Wdvla4-CzIX

Growing majority believes global warming is happening https://www.axios.com/climate-change-poll-2493422731.html

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/02/561608576/massive-government-report-says-climate-is-warming-and-humans-are-the-cause

2017 on Track to Be Third Hottest Year Nationally http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/2017-on-track-to-be-third-hottest-year-nationally

Study Says Public’s Politics Are Correlated With Climate Change Opinion. They Shouldn’t Be. https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/11/01/study-says-publics-politics-are-correlated-with-climate-change-opinion-they-shouldnt-be/#2506c31225fa

‘Impossible To Save’: Scientists Are Watching China’s Glaciers Disappear http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/10/21/554271726/impossible-to-save-scientists-are-watching-chinas-glaciers-disappear

Extreme weather leads to public health crises – so health and climate experts must work together https://theconversation.com/extreme-weather-leads-to-public-health-crises-so-health-and-climate-experts-must-work-together-83783

Climate Science Special Report https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/02/561608576/massive-government-report-says-climate-is-warming-and-humans-are-the-cause

Engaging Local Actors in the NDC Process: The Next Frontier http://www.ndcpartnership.org/news-and-events/news/engaging-local-actors-ndc-process-next-frontier#.Wf8pvpGr4BQ.twitter

How Does Climate Change Affect Atlantic Hurricanes? 2017 In Perspective http://geography.fsu.edu/activities/how-does-climate-change-affect-atlantic-hurricanes/

Alarming climate report bodes badly for Paris goals – NZ scientists http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11940654

WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin https://public.wmo.int/en/resources/library/wmo-greenhouse-gas-bulletin

The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health http://thelancet.com/climate-and-health?dgcid=etoc-edschoice_email_Nov4

UN climate meeting: Pacific Islands leaders set to put heat on Australia http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/11/04/un-climate-meeting-pacific-islands-leaders-set-put-heat-australia

Humanity has entered a global warming minefield, climate scientists say https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-11-04/humanity-has-entered-global-warming-minefield-climate-scientists-say

The many Anthropocenes: A transdisciplinary challenge for the Anthropocene research http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2053019617738099

The three-degree world: the cities that will be drowned by global warming https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2017/nov/03/three-degree-world-cities-drowned-global-warming?CMP=share_btn_t

Climate change and ‘waterproofing’ NZ’s cities http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/2018620285/climate-change-and-waterproofing-nz-s-cities

Waiting for the tide to turn: Kiribati’s fight for survival https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/23/waiting-for-the-tide-to-turn-kiribatis-fight-for-survival

The COP23 climate change summit in Bonn and why it matters https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/05/the-cop23-climate-change-summit-in-bonn-and-why-it-matters?CMP=share_btn_tw

Even without an El Nino kick, 2017 heads for top-three ranking for global heat http://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/even-without-an-el-nino-kick-2017-heads-for-topthree-ranking-for-global-heat-20171105-gzffnl.html?btis

WRI data suggests emissions have already ‘peaked’ in 49 countries https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-wri-data-suggests-emissions-have-already-peaked-49-countries

2017 is set to be in the top three hottest years on record, with record-breaking extreme weather, according to the World Meteorological Organization https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/2017s-extreme-weather-is-record-breaking

Data Snapshot: Public Acceptance of Human-Caused Climate Change Is Gradually Rising https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/snapshot/climate-change-acceptance

The City Preparing for Climate Change Without Ever Saying the Words http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-tulsa-climate-change-resilience-adaptation-flooding.html

Warming climate prompts Europe to think outside the box https://www.politico.eu/article/how-europeans-adapt-to-climate-change/

A new study finds human-caused global warming is significantly increasing the rate at which hot temperature records are being broken around the world https://news.agu.org/press-release/human-caused-warming-increasing-likelihood-of-record-breaking-hot-years/

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: ‘There is reason for hope’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/08/seven-megatrends-that-could-beat-global-warming-climate-change?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

A multi-billion-dollar seawall is among climate adaptation options under consideration for Boston https://ensia.com/features/boston-adaptation/

Limiting global temperature change to 1.5 °C http://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/limiting-global-temperature-change-to-1-5-degree-celsius

Sea level maps show Canada’s coastal communities are in race against time http://www.ladysmithchronicle.com/news/canadas-coastal-communities-in-race-against-time/

Climate Council releases new report on impacts of climate change http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5042625/climate-inaction-slammed/

Australia’s critical window of opportunity to tackle climate change is closing http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5042625/climate-inaction-slammed/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Many homeowners unaware they lived in reservoir ‘flood pools’ http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Many-homeowners-unaware-they-lived-in-reservoir-12231188.php

Study Finds FEMA Flood Maps Missed 75% Of Houston Flood Damage Claims Between 1999 And 2009 https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/09/18/fema-flood-maps-missed-claims-harvey-houston/#515556c39938

Years after floods, South Jersey residents along Rancocas Creek get aid to lift houses http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/years-after-floods-south-jersey-residents-along-rancocas-creek-get-fema-aid-to-get-houses-lifted-20171008.html

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/climate/tokyo-floods.html

Old Faithful’s geological heart revealed http://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2017/10/06/old-faithfuls-geological-heart-revealed/

Earthquake ‘thermometer’ shows LA region is boiling to Northridge level http://www.pe.com/2017/09/23/earthquake-thermometer-shows-la-region-is-boiling-to-northridge-level-2/

Resilience theory can boost urban innovation http://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2010-09-08-resilience-theory-can-boost-urban-innovation-.html

Enhancing flood resilience in urban and coastal areas in Thua Thien Hue Province https://www.weadapt.org/placemarks/maps/view/35396

Mumbai may be vulnerable to future hurricanes http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/55259

Preservation of floodplains is flood protection https://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/news/press-releases/detail/article/34198/

Recent Hurricanes Stress America’s Crucial—and Aging—Infrastructure http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/10/05/recent-hurricanes-stress-americas-crucial-and-aging-infrastructure

Houston has shown remarkable resilience in the face of widespread devastation from an unprecedented flooding event http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HurricaneHarvey_Whitepaper.pdf

In aftermath of hurricanes, FEMA’s slow flood mapping leaves homeowners vulnerable http://thehill.com/video/354564-in-aftermath-of-hurricanes-femas-slow-flood-mapping-leaves-homeowners-vulnerable

NZ scientists share fears of ‘megathrust’ earthquake http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/scientists-share-fears-of-megathrust-earthquake/

What fueled Wine Country’s infernos? http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/09/what-fueled-wine-countrys-infernos/

Australian Tropical Cyclone Outlook for 2017 to 2018 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/cyclones/australia/

How Fire Suppression Techniques Can Change As Wildfires Get Bigger http://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/558390511/how-fire-suppression-techniques-can-change-as-wildfires-get-bigger

Victorian Fire Management Strategy Discussion Paper https://engage.vic.gov.au/vfms

Assessing Australia’s resilience to natural hazards file:///C:/Users/ndufty/Downloads/hazard_note_39_assessing_aus_resilience_to_natural_hazards.pdf

Earlier, More Frequent, More Dangerous: Bushfires in NSW https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/nsw-bushfires-2017

Fire and Emergency New Zealand requested an independent review into the operational response to the Port Hills Fires https://fireandemergency.nz/research-and-reports/port-hills-operational-review

Resilient Atlanta Strategy http://100resilientcities.org/strategies/atlanta/

New York City’s search for resilience continues five years after Sandy https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/new-york-citys-search-for-resilience-continues-five-years-after-sandy

Improving our understanding of disaster risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/55439

Extreme multi-basin flooding linked with extra-tropical cyclones http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa868e

Natural flood management – part of the nation’s flood resilience https://www.gov.uk/government/news/natural-flood-management-part-of-the-nations-flood-resilience

Buyouts Won’t Be the Answer for Many Frequent Flooding Victims https://features.propublica.org/houston-buyouts/hurricane-harvey-home-buyouts-harris-county/

Monitoring Coastal Zone Changes from Space https://eos.org/opinions/monitoring-coastal-zone-changes-from-space

Landscape restoration could be a low-cost way to reduce the risk of flash flooding in rural communities http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/flooding-risk/

From Bhutan to Cambodia, early warning saves lives in floods http://www.eco-business.com/news/from-bhutan-to-cambodia-early-warning-saves-lives-in-floods/

Mitigating Flooding and Drought through Data for Decision-Making https://earthzine.org/2017/10/24/mitigating-flooding-and-drought-through-data-for-decision-making/

Higher density in a flood zone? Here’s a way to do it and reduce the risks https://theconversation.com/higher-density-in-a-flood-zone-heres-a-way-to-do-it-and-reduce-the-risks-86608

Extreme Weather, Extreme Costs https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/reports/2017/10/27/441382/extreme-weather-extreme-costs/

Managing the hazards in Franz Josef, New Zealand https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/11/03/franz-josef/

Natural flood prevention scheme pioneered by SDC http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/15639453.Reader_s_letter__Natural_flood_prevention_scheme_pioneered_by_SDC/

As wildfires expand, fire science needs to keep up https://theconversation.com/as-wildfires-expand-fire-science-needs-to-keep-up-86103

How are cities preparing for natural disasters? http://digital.thechicagocouncil.org/natural-disasters

Building a radical, new home that he could defend in the event of another fire http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-30/kinglake-black-saturday-survivor-builds-earthship/9091972

Modelling impacts of agricultural practice on flood peaks in upland catchments: An application of the distributed TOPMODEL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hyp.11355/full

As floods get worse, fewer homeowners buy flood insurance http://www.joplinglobe.com/news/as-floods-get-worse-fewer-homeowners-buy-flood-insurance/article_079c1718-bc3c-11e7-92ad-67093d0ce46b.html

Latin American and Caribbean earthquakes in the GEM’s Earthquake Consequences Database (GEMECD) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-3087-9

A volcano can show many signs that an eruption might be brewing http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2017/11/06/volcano-warning-sign-iceland-tenerife-hype/#.WgDPxI-CzIV

Six Chennai maps spanning over a century explain why the city faces flood danger each year https://scroll.in/article/856756/six-chennai-maps-spanning-over-a-century-explains-why-the-city-faces-flood-danger-each-year

Chennai to get flood warning system http://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/chennai-to-get-flood-warning-system-59031

Natural disasters predicted to account for £72bn insurance claims in 2017 https://www.mcmgroup.co.uk/natural-disasters-predicted-to-account-for-72bn-insurance-claims-in-2017/

Estimating urban flood risk – uncertainty in design criteria https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/62238/

San Francisco outlines comprehensive flood resilience strategy https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/san-francisco-outlines-comprehensive-flood-resilience-strategy/509925/

Solutions Lab Partnership Tackles Houston’s Biggest Problems http://www.govtech.com/civic/Solutions-Lab-Partnership-Tackles-Houstons-Biggest-Problems.html

Netherlands sets model of flood prevention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-pJGhHrnGg&feature=youtu.be

Cal Fire Says It’s Focusing on Fire Prevention; But Critics Say Current Efforts Leave State Vulnerable to More Mega Fires https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Cal-Fire-Says-Its-Focusing-on-Fire-Prevention-455949893.html

Strengthening the National Flood Insurance Program https://medium.com/strengthening-the-national-flood-insurance-program/strengthening-the-national-flood-insurance-program-f12efff65fbd

A Massive Heat Source Was Just Discovered Under Antarctica, Driving Ice Melt And Volcanism https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/11/08/massive-heat-source-was-just-discovered-under-antarctica-driving-melting-volcanism/#678ddaac346d

Reducing Our Risk competition: winners announced https://solutionsearch.org/contest/reducing-our-risk

‘A huge shift in our mindset’ – Charleston looks at how best to treat flood-prone homes http://www.postandcourier.com/columnists/a-huge-shift-in-our-mindset—charleston-looks/article_7832b064-b82b-11e7-b029-4f6fd9954481.html

Let’s Start with Better Floodplain Maps https://bipartisanpolicy.org/blog/lets-start-with-better-floodplain-maps/#disqus_thread

In Tulsa, a National Blueprint for Managing Floods as Cities Grow and Climate Changes https://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2017/11/02/in-tulsa-a-national-blueprint-for-managing-floods-as-cities-grow-and-climate-changes/

Investing in prescribed burning: how much should we spend? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/42?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=haznote42

How Houston’s newest homes survived Hurricane Harvey http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-na-houston-harvey-home-survivors/

Simulated disasters http://www.dailyuw.com/science/article_1dd8caf4-c500-11e7-bb70-43ef718d34e8.html

Resilience through caring for nature in times of transition http://www.assar.uct.ac.za/news/resilience-through-caring-nature-times-transition

 

Emergency Management

Population and energy elasticity of tornado casualties http://myweb.fsu.edu/jelsner/PDF/Research/FrickerElsnerJagger2017.pdf

Puerto Rico’s morgues full of uncounted bodies as hurricane death toll continues to rise http://www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j4648

A year after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti’s children still incredibly vulnerable to disasters http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57813#.WdqbU4-CzIU

The UF Hurricane Team Headed South to Meet Irma Head On http://news.ufl.edu/articles/2017/10/the-uf-hurricane-team-headed-south-to-meet-irma-head-on.php

What happens when corporations rush in to help in a disaster? https://www.marketplace.org/2017/10/09/sustainability/weather-economy/disaster-zones-puerto-rico-need-innovation-not-experiments

A Doctor’s Guidance For Hospitals After Mass Shootings http://www.npr.org/2017/10/07/556320319/a-doctor-s-guidance-for-hospitals-after-mass-shootings

The latest jobs report reveals hurricanes Harvey, Irma’s economic costs https://www.marketplace.org/2017/10/06/economy/weekly-wrap/latest-jobs-report-reveals-hurricanes-harvey-irma-s-economic-costs

What The Pileup Of U.S. Disasters Means For The World http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/09/29/554291950/what-the-pileup-of-u-s-disasters-means-for-the-world

In ‘Only The Brave,’ The True Story Of Fated Wildland Firefighters http://www.npr.org/2017/10/21/559098473/in-only-the-brave-the-true-story-of-fated-wildland-firefighters

Who cleans up after hurricanes, earthquakes and war? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-d7bc8641-9c98-46e7-9154-9dd6c5fe925e

FEMA Looks To Hire 2,000 More People As It Responds To Long List Of Disasters http://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/558390521/fema-looks-to-hire-2-000-more-people-as-it-responds-to-long-list-of-disasters

Bushfires: What it takes to be a fire behaviour expert with the Rural Fire Service http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-02/what-it-takes-to-be-a-fire-analyst-with-the-rfs/9109262

Texas residents sue over water release during Harvey http://www.dailyjournal.net/2017/11/02/us-harvey-orange-county-lawsuit/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Portugal is to formally open a National Tsunami Warning Centre http://www.unisdr.org/archive/55762

Road to recovery – the Kaikōura quake http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/201861421/insight-road-to-recovery-the-kaik-ura-quake

Many Puerto Ricans have endured the longest blackout in American history following a direct hit from Hurricane Maria https://www.cbsnews.com/news/puerto-ricos-storm-of-misery/

Searing Lessons: How the 2007 Wildfires Changed San Diego County http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Searing-Lessons-How-the-2007-Wildfires-Changed-San-Diego-County.html

Breathing Fire http://www.climatecentral.org/news/breathing-fire-california-air-quality-smoke-waves-21754

Unemployment claims soar as Puerto Rico’s economy reels from a ‘Category 5’ hit http://www.bradenton.com/news/weather/hurricane/article181917576.html

The use of emerging technology in post-disaster reconnaissance missions https://www.istructe.org/getattachment/resources-centre/technical-topic-areas/eefit/EEFIT-Research-Grant-Scheme/Stone-D-Ayala-final-report.pdf?lang=en-GB

Bishop helps rebuild lives after Sri Lankan floods https://www.ucanews.com/news/bishop-helps-rebuild-lives-after-sri-lankan-floods/80710

Master of Science in Threat and Response Management Alum Crisis Stories | Chrissy: Haiti Earthquake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7XTXi-I_JM&feature=youtu.be

A new computer application that enables the easy calculation of expected fire danger and fire behaviour via a simple easy‑to-use interface http://data61.csiro.au/en/Our-Work/Safety-and-Security/Disaster-Management/Amicus

Penang bickers over flood issues as evacuees head home http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/penang-bickers-over-flood-issues-as-evacuees-head-home?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

7 years after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, who remains displaced? https://reliefweb.int/report/haiti/humanitarian-aid-7-years-after-2010-earthquake-who-remains-displaced-0?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Four years after Yolanda: New book honors the pioneering achievements of Filipino aid workers http://newtontechfordev.com/four-years-yolanda-new-book-honors-pioneering-achievements-filipino-aid-workers/

UK Flood Forecasting Centre Annual Review http://www.ffc-environment-agency.metoffice.gov.uk/about/

Self-recovery from disasters: an interdisciplinary perspective https://www.odi.org/publications/10963-self-recovery-disasters-interdisciplinary-perspective

Environmentally Responsible Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction Recommendations https://reliefweb.int/report/world/environmentally-responsible-disaster-recovery-and-reconstruction-recommendations

Developing a national system for fire danger ratings https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/developing-a-national-system-for-fire-danger-ratings

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Study: Interpreting hurricane forecasts displays can be difficult for general public http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/55252

Our Restless Earth: photography competition winners 2017 – in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2017/oct/09/our-restless-earth-geological-society-photography-competition-winners-2017-in-pictures-earth-science-week

Chance to find out more about city’s future flood risk plans http://www.leicester.gov.uk/news/news-story-details/?nId=89360

Climatedogs Ridgy, Enso, Indy and Sam muster climate science http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/4205059/climate-dogs-off-the-leash-videos/

Flood-prepared communities http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/flood-prepared-communities

World Tsunami Awareness Day http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/speeches/2017/world-tsunami-awareness-day-.html

River and sea levels in England https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels

Community Emergency Plan explained | UK Emergency Preparedness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7CW32CrGeU&feature=youtu.be

Household Preparedness | UK Emergency Preparedness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9BcMplitw8&feature=youtu.be

The Natural History Museum of Utah tackles climate change head-on with new exhibit — complete with flying goats http://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2017/10/30/the-natural-history-museum-of-utah-tackles-climate-change-head-on-with-new-exhibit-complete-with-flying-goats/

Public Safety During Severe Weather and Other Disasters Could Be Improved With Better Alert Systems and Improved Understanding of Social and Behavioral Factors http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=11012017&_ga=2.244877445.1841942279.1509624129-1744579233.1509624129

Citizen science for hydrological risk reduction and resilience building http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/55667

NSW RFS working with school communities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7vjeHef8xU

Emergency Plan for Small Businesses https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc_small_business_plan_web.pdf

UGA helps coastal community keep its head above water http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-helps-coastal-community-2017/

Workshops teach youngsters how to turn Hull into world’s most flood resilient city http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/workshops-teach-youngsters-how-turn-728249

Focus on lives lost, not the killer, say critics on mass shooting news coverage http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-november-7-2017-the-current-1.4389786/focus-on-lives-lost-not-the-killer-say-critics-on-mass-shooting-news-coverage-1.4389904

Why it’s important to mark the anniversaries of earthquakes, even ones that happened 300 years ago https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2017/11/09/important-mark-anniversaries-earthquakes-ursula-cochran/

Calstock residents urged to have say on flood alleviation plan https://www.gov.uk/government/news/calstock-residents-urged-to-have-say-on-flood-alleviation-plan

 

Social media and emergency management

How to use social media to better engage people affected by crises: a brief guide for those using social media in humanitarian organizations http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/55553

Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004CRSN8I/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_9shaAbM34BE1D

Social Media: A Force for Good or Evil? https://wasimahmed.org/2017/11/04/social-media-a-force-for-good-or-evil/

Lismore Helping Hands Facebook page was as active as ever with 7000 people still members of the group https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/still-providing-helping-hands/3229184/

Social media rallies thousands of volunteers for flood clean-up http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/social-media-rallies-thousands-of-volunteers-for-flood-clean-up/8432758

Twitter is officially doubling the character limit to 280 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/07/twitter-is-officially-doubling-the-character-limit-to-280/

 

Disaster psychology

 

Houston man creates colorful tribute on home to husband who died in Harvey flooding http://m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Man-creates-colorful-tribute-on-home-where-12259379.php?cmpid=twitter-mobile

How Disasters Impact Ambition http://www.npr.org/2017/10/25/559963761/how-disasters-impact-ambition

Do I Stay or Do I Go? Hurricane Risk Perception and Evacuation Behavior https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/do-i-stay-or-do-i-go-hurricane-risk-perception-and-evacuation-behavior

Hurricane Sandy, five years later: ‘No one was ready for what happened after’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/27/hurricane-sandy-five-years-later-climate-change

Mental health, disasters and what not to do http://www.evidenceaid.org/mental-health-disasters-and-what-not-to-do/

Suicide rate among wildland firefighters is “astronomical” http://wildfiretoday.com/2017/11/04/suicide-rate-among-wildland-firefighters-is-astronomical/

Earthquakes! Fires! Shootings! Storms! How Tech Can Help Ease ‘Disaster Fatigue’ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/well/mind/earthquakes-fires-shootings-storms-how-tech-can-help-ease-disaster-fatigue.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

The devastation from recent earthquake has blurred the normally rigid class divisions of Mexico City https://www.citylab.com/life/2017/09/lab-report-how-mexico-citys-quake-leveled-class-divisions/540561/

Flood vulnerability, local perception and gender role judgment using multivariate analysis: A problem-based “participatory action to Future Skill Management” to cope with flood impacts http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094717301585

All Politics is Local: Judicial and Electoral Institutions’ Role in Japan’s Nuclear Restarts https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/41/

Today in disaster resilience (11 August 2017)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

Typhoon “Noru” leaves at least 2 dead and 9 missing, Japan https://watchers.news/2017/08/06/typhoon-noru-leaves-at-least-2-dead-and-9-missing-japan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

State of emergency extended in Canada’s fire-hit west https://www.yahoo.com/news/state-emergency-extended-canadas-fire-hit-west-161230584.html

Rare August tornado injures at least 25 people in Tulsa https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/08/06/tulsa-tornado-injures-least-25-people/543492001/

Current California wildfire incidents https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/

Flooding in Las Vegas https://www.sott.net/article/358400-1-missing-7-rescued-after-flash-flooding-near-Las-Vegas-Strip

Massive Florida sinkhole claims five more homes http://www.smh.com.au/world/massive-florida-sinkhole-claims-five-more-homes-20170807-gxrbor.html

Flooding kills at least 26 in northern Vietnam http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/flooding-kills-at-least-26-in-northern.html

Pakistan – Deadly Landslides and Floods in Gilgit-Baltistan http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-gilgit-baltistan-august-2017

As many as 100 people feared dead in Chinese earthquake https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/08/as-many-as-100-people-feared-dead-in-chinese-earthquake

“Blizzard of Oz” brings rare thundersnow storms to NSW and Victoria, Australia https://watchers.news/2017/08/08/blizzard-of-oz-thundersnow-storms-australia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Violent thunderstorm hits Italy after major heat wave, leaves 3 dead https://watchers.news/2017/08/08/violent-thunderstorm-hits-italy-after-major-heat-wave-leaves-3-dead/

Significant explosive eruption at Bogoslof, Aviation Color Code Red https://watchers.news/2017/08/07/bogoslof-eruption-august-7-2017/

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Aug 2017: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64626/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Aug-2017-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Reventador.html

Venezuela – Floods Affect Thousands as Major Rivers Overflow http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Landslide in south-west China kills 24 http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/landslide-in-southwest-china-kills-24?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

B.C. wildfires status Wednesday: More than 360 wildfires this season are human-caused http://globalnews.ca/news/3657702/b-c-wildfires-status-wednesday-more-than-360-wildfires-this-season-are-human-caused/

Franklin, the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season is about to hit Veracruz https://watchers.news/2017/08/09/hurricane-franklin-veracruz-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flash Floods Prompt Dozens of Flood Rescues in Houston http://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-flash-floods-prompt-dozens-of-flood-rescues-in-houston?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire flooding caused by heavy rain http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-40875248

Russia – Hundreds Displaced as Floods in Far East Damage Homes and Roads http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-floods-far-east-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Yellowstone volcano has been struck by 1,400 earthquakes in recent weeks, leading to fears that the supervolcano is ready to blow http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-05/sudden-1400-quake-swarm-prompts-question-if-yellowstone-erupted-what-would-be-left

Integrated Flood Management to Enhance Climate Resilience of the Vaisigano River Catchment in Samoa http://adaptation-undp.org/projects/gcf-samoa

Slow the Flow Calderdale http://slowtheflow.net/hardcastle-crags/

Fire mapping with satellites and smart phones https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/fire-mapping-satellites-and-smart-phones

Latest edition of Floodplain Manager http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20459&t=b8e8dbd7019f99804e7cd98109c1b902

Scientists say nation must choose: Planned fires or more unchecked wildfires? http://treesource.org/news/management-and-policy/prescribed-fire-living-with-fire/

A perfect storm is brewing – and we can prevent it http://news.trust.org/item/20170726150028-zqprc/

Study highlights complex causes of Maldives flooding https://phys.org/news/2017-08-highlights-complex-maldives.html

Aerial photos show the stunning transformation of Australia’s top 10 fastest growing regions http://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/aerial-photos-show-the-stunning-transformation-of-australias-top-10-fastest-growing-regions/news-story/ed747bdbc8552fecd3a3e99dcf4a3302

Extremely active hurricane season forecast http://wxshift.com/news/extremely-active-hurricane-season-peak-lies-ahead

NIST Funds 12 Projects to Make Communities More Resilient to Disasters https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2017/08/nist-funds-12-projects-make-communities-more-resilient-disasters

Review of literature on decision support systems for natural hazard risk reduction: Current status and future research directions http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815216311239

 

Emergency Management

The impact of disasters on agriculture: Addressing the information gap http://www.fao.org/resilience/resources/resources-detail/en/c/888728/

In search of International Disaster Law http://www.atha.se/blog/search-international-disaster-law

Vanuatu Launches Tsunami Early Warning System http://floodlist.com/australia/vanuatu-launches-tsunami-early-warning-system

Learning lessons from research insights: Black Saturday case study http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/learning-lessons-from-research-insights-black-saturday-case-study

Fire spread simulator capabilities assessed http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/fire-spread-simulator-capabilities-assessed

14 pumps inactive during New Orleans flooding; disabled turbines led to power issues, officials say http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_b1b59b62-7c71-11e7-ad4a-dfa4a217203a.html

Notes on Working with Volunteers on the Geolocation team https://www.ushahidi.com/blog/2017/08/08/working-with-volunteers-on-the-geolocation-team

Satellite plays important role in detection and monitoring of flood situations over large regions http://www.gisresources.com/flood-monitoring-using-scatsat-1-satellite/

Simulation-based optimization of emergency evacuation strategy in ultra-high-rise buildings https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-3013-1

Odisha Govt Pegs Flood Damage At Rs 219 Cr In 5 Districts http://odishatv.in/odisha/body-slider/odisha-govt-pegs-flood-damage-at-rs-219-cr-in-5-districts-232069/

Disaster and Neglect in Louisiana http://reports.climatecentral.org/great-flood-louisiana/one-year-later/

In times of emergency, Britain needs more than community resilience http://www.citymetric.com/politics/times-emergency-britain-needs-more-community-spirit-3208

New Orleans exploring early warning flood system http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/08/early_warning_flooding_new_orl.html

EARTH EX is designed to improve community resilience to large scale, long duration power outages through multi-sector exercises http://eiscouncil.com/EarthEx

Aon Report – Asia Records $10bn Economic Loss After July Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/aon-report-asia-records-10bn-economic-loss-after-july-floods

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

These Artists Are Trying to Make Climate Change Visceral https://www.outsideonline.com/2229726/these-artists-are-trying-make-climate-change-feel-visceral

Disasters Conference: learning from the past 40 years https://www.odi.org/events/4487-disasters-conference-learning-past-40-years

Disaster Education: A Survey Study to Analyze Disaster Medicine Training in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs in the United States https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/disaster-education-a-survey-study-to-analyze-disaster-medicine-training-in-emergency-medicine-residency-programs-in-the-united-states/A92995A4DFB0E3A8A122E7738C51705C

Enhancing Community Resilience towards Disaster: The Contributing Factors of School-Community Collaborative Network in the Tsunami Affected Area in Aceh http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917301851

Understanding disaster risk terminology http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/terminology/

Disaster preparedness now part of school curriculum in the Philippines http://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2017/07/31/1723194/disaster-preparedness-now-part-school-curriculum

Is Your School In A Flood Zone? https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/thousands-of-us-public-schools-in-flood-zone?utm_term=.xfbvaKa7g#.kr7qbmbG5

Telling Fire’s Story through Narrative and Art https://www.firescience.gov/Digest/FSdigest25.pdf

Students help to promote flood resilience and insurance in the community https://toolkit.climate.gov/case-studies/students-promote-flood-resilience-and-reduce-insurance-costs

How to learn together for wildfire risk management https://fireadaptednetwork.org/five-tips-working-learning-with-partners/?platform=hootsuite

In Case Of A Flood http://www.iii.org/article/case-flood

 

Social media and emergency management

Impact of Social Media on Chennai Floods https://www.gisocial.com/blog/59/social-media/impact-social-media-chennai-floods

Social media data present an opportunity for mental health surveillance after disasters http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0181233

 

Disaster psychology

The nature and distribution of affiliative behaviour during exposure to mild threat http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/4/8/170265

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Social network analysis using R https://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials/Social-Network-Analysis-Using-R/508872-2.html

Social networks are the key to building disaster resilient communities http://vcoss.org.au/documents/2017/05/Building-Resilient-Communities.pdf