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/

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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

 

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (28 July 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Satellite sees Tropical Storm Greg after ‘eating’ a depression https://phys.org/news/2017-07-satellite-tropical-storm-greg-depression.html

Eight Tropical Cyclones At Once in the North Pacific Ocean For First Time Since 1974 https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/eight-tropical-cyclones-pacific-july2017?cm_ven=T_WX_CD_72317_2

New Zealand storms: Clean-up underway as Christchurch and Dunedin residents survey damage http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-23/new-zealand-storm-rain-eases-clean-up-underway-across-country/8735330

Crews search for man swept away by flooding in Augusta http://www.wlwt.com/article/flash-flooding-leads-to-water-rescues-in-maysville/10347012

Gujarat: Heavy rain kills three https://www.wefornews.com/gujarat-heavy-rain-kills-three-ndrf-iaf-rescue-people/

Fires destroy 1,400 hectares of forest in southern France http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-wildfires-idUSKBN1A92M0?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

Floods drown several parts of India; over 70 dead http://www.abplive.in/india-news/floods-drown-major-parts-of-northern-india-over-70-dead-555688

Over 1,100 houses in South Korea suffer flood damage from weekend rain http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170724000705

Floodwaters swallow pagoda, displace 100,000 people in Myanmar http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/floodwaters-swallow-myanmar-pagoda

Rajasthan floods: More than 200 rescued; red alert continues as rain looms http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/rajasthan-floods-more-than-200-rescued-red-alert-continues-as-rain-looms/story-z2ZhCD4BevTYtKoo3kZaQJ.html

Winter storm delivers wettest day on record, New Zealand https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/winter-storm-delivers-wettest-day-on-record-new-zealand/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thailand – Floods in Ayutthaya and Nakhon Phanom http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-ayutthaya-nakhon-phanom-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

1 Missing After Floods in Northern Kentucky http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-northern-kentucky-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

France wildfires force mass evacuation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40725294

Widespread flash floods hit Las Vegas Valley, Nevada https://watchers.news/2017/07/26/flash-floods-las-vegas-valley-july-2017/

Floods hit northern Germany, force some evacuations http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/world/article/Heavy-rain-leads-to-flooding-in-parts-of-Germany-11436563.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Jul 2017: Dukono volcano, Turrialba, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64440/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Jul-2017-Dukono-volcano-Turrialba-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Tropical Storm “Nesat” (Gorio) heading toward Taiwan https://watchers.news/2017/07/26/tropical-storm-nesat-gorio-heading-toward-taiwan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Scientists reveal Auckland’s explosive history http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11892070

Disasters Conference: learning from the past 40 years https://www.odi.org/events/4487-disasters-conference-learning-past-40-years?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter

Dunedin City Council to review zoning after Otago flooding http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/335670/new-subdivision-flooding-worrying-dunedin-mayor-says

Are We Ready for a ‘Managed Retreat’ from the Coasts — and from the Forests? https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/07/21/Are-We-Ready-for-Managed-Retreat/

Typhoon Haiyan overwash sediments from Leyte Gulf coastlines show local spatial variations with hybrid storm and tsunami signatures http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0037073817301410

Smart cities can make urban living safer http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/10193-smart-cities-can-make-urban-living-safer

Global geology GIS from One Geology http://monde-geospatial.com/global-geology-gis-from-one-geology/

Scientists know how to prevent catastrophic loss from forest fires. Why don’t we follow their advice? http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/july-23-2017-the-sunday-edition-1.4212070/scientists-know-how-to-prevent-catastrophic-loss-from-forest-fires-why-don-t-we-follow-their-advice-1.4212074

Assam floods: CAG report reveals 60% shortfall of central funds for disaster management in state http://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-floods-cag-report-reveals-60-shortfall-of-central-funds-for-disaster-management-in-state-3841367.html

The Value of Flood Damage Data https://eos.org/editors-vox/the-value-of-disaster-damage-data

Chitral at high risk of disaster https://www.dawn.com/news/1347048

FEMA Issues Update to Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping Guidance http://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=511

You first need to model what those bushfires burn: the “fuel” on the ground http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/What-Is-a-Fuels-Layer-and-Why-Should-I-Care-/

Underground sensors help measure surface flooding woes in Florida http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/underground-sensors-help-measure-surface-flooding-woes-florida?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Cyclone Mora: Bangladesh’s Natural Disaster Warning System Saved Thousands http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/cyclone-mora-bangladeshs-natural-disaster-warning-system-saved-thousands/

New science upgrades to the Met Office’s high resolution models over the UK http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/news/2017/science-upgrades-to-met-office-high-resolution-uk-models

Using drones in the Maldives for resilience http://stories.undp.org/drones-for-social-good

Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience 2017 http://qldreconstruction.org.au/QSDR

Repeatedly Rebuilding: The Unintended Consequences of Flood Insurance https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/what-national-flood-insurance-program-0

Queensland’s Strategic Framework for Riverine Flood Risk Management and Community Resilience http://qldreconstruction.org.au/u/lib/cms2/Strategic%20Policy%20Framework%20for%20Riverine%20Flood%20Risk%20Management.pdf

A majority of India’s flood forecast systems have either been washed away or their parts have been stolen http://www.dailypioneer.com/todays-newspaper/indias-flood-forecast-capability-a-washout-cag.html

Evaluation of the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during June 2017 https://resiliencepost.com/2017/07/22/major-environmental-disasters-june-2017/

Volcanic Eruptions and Their Repose, Unrest, Precursors, and Timing https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24650/volcanic-eruptions-and-their-repose-unrest-precursors-and-timing

Current NFIP is underwater with debt http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/07/20/revised-federal-flood-insurance-program-looks-to-sandy-for-lessons-learned/

UK Met Office: High risk of unprecedented rainfall in the UK https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/uk-met-office-high-risk-of-unprecedented-rainfall-in-the-uk/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

A new multi-dimensional view of Hurricane “Matthew” https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/multi-dimensional-view-of-hurricane-matthew/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Unifying Research on Social–Ecological Resilience and Collapse http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169534717301623

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118921496.html

Overall global disaster losses in the first half of 2017 came to US$ 41bn https://www.munichre.com/en/media-relations/publications/press-releases/2017/2017-07-18-press-release/index.html

Flood management scheme to benefit Worcester homes http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/15430133.__500K_flood_management_scheme_set_to_benefit_thousands_of_Worcestershire_homes/

‘Hindcasting’ study investigates the extreme 2013 Colorado flood https://phys.org/news/2017-07-hindcasting-extreme-colorado.html

CDB approves US$256-k grant to update Rio Cobre flood monitoring system http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/CDB_approves_US$256-k_grant_to_update_Rio_Cobre_flood_monitoring_system?profile=1228

After recon trip, researchers say Greenland tsunami in June reached 300 feet high http://ce.gatech.edu/news/after-recon-trip-researchers-say-greenland-tsunami-june-reached-300-feet-high

If a person wants to leave a house that constantly takes on water, it can be hard to find a buyer willing to take on the risk http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Congress-Urged-to-Find-Ways-to-Move-Families-Ttrapped-in-Homes-That-Flood-Repeatedly.html

As Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire belches 1,000-foot fountain of lava, PDC helps with new tools to reduce risk http://www.pdc.org/news-n-media/pdc-updates/Guatemala-NDPBA-Final-Workshop/

Terrible Flood Planning? http://ghurtechai.com/dhaka-rain-go-away/

Flooding problems and costs https://resiliencepoort.nl/flooding-problems-costs/

How Aboriginal knowledge can help the world combat wildfires https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23531331-600-how-aboriginal-knowledge-can-help-the-world-combat-wildfires/

Exploring the circumstances surrounding flood fatalities in Australia—1900–2015 and the implications for policy and practice http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901117301818

Study of heatwave effects on northern NSW communities in 2017 http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-3823

A molten puddle deep under Iceland may reveal where volcanoes get their lava http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/molten-puddle-deep-under-iceland-may-reveal-where-volcanoes-get-their-lava

A New High: Elevating House Rises 5 Feet Off the Ground to Escape Flooding http://dornob.com/a-new-high-elevating-house-rises-5-feet-off-the-ground-to-escape-flooding/

India must improve its flood forecasting capability hugely to minimise loss of lives and property http://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/why-india-is-failing-to-minimise-monsoon-flood-destruction/story-4qC6DuVWacsebWBwnvLbjI.html

 

Emergency Management

Using Drones for Emergency Management http://edmdigest.com/news/drones-emergency-management/

How Drones Are Changing Humanitarian Disaster Response https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2015/11/09/how-drones-are-changing-humanitarian-disaster-response/#3f4733c310c2

How Drones are being used in Disaster Management? http://geoawesomeness.com/drones-fly-rescue/

Anti-drone radio wave startup SkySafe secures $11.5M from Andreessen https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/20/skysafe/

The Development of an Evacuation Protocol for Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices During a Disaster https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/development-of-an-evacuation-protocol-for-patients-with-ventricular-assist-devices-during-a-disaster/951976F55FD22F7795E6442E61F2940B

Terrorist attacks and deaths were on the decline worldwide for the second year in a row in 2016 http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/terrorism-attacks-decline-worldwide-second-year-state-department-says-n784421?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_nn

This indoor navigation system can track people in buildings struck by disaster https://factordaily.com/openshoe-project-inertial-navigation-disaster-buildings/

The smoke is rising but where is the fire? Exploring effective online map design for wildfire warnings https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-2929-9

Disaster Preparedness among Older Adults: Social Support, Community Participation, and Demographic Characteristics http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01488376.2017.1321081

Best Practices in the Design of a Citizen Focused Crisis Management Platform https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-52419-1_5

Horses and rabbits make lucky escapes from New Zealand floods – video report https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/jul/26/horses-and-rabbits-make-lucky-escapes-from-new-zealand-floods-video-report

Storm Model Foresaw Tornado Precursor Hours Before Twister Hit https://eos.org/articles/storm-model-foresaw-tornado-precursor-hours-before-twister-hit

Bullying ‘prevalent in emergency services’ and NSW Parliament wants answers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-27/emergency-services-inquiry-ambulance-worker-bullied/8745754

Grenfell fire: Grounds for corporate manslaughter charges http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/335992/grenfell-fire-grounds-for-corporate-manslaughter-charges

Otago flooding cleanup ‘will be millions’ http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/335891/otago-flooding-cleanup-will-be-millions

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

2017 Hurricane Season Awareness http://www.pciaa.net/docs/default-source/industry-issues/hurricaneprep_bythenumbers.pdf?sfvrsn=2

This week marks a decade since devastating floods brought Worcestershire to its knees http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/15420964.2007_Floods_Anniversary__How_unprecedented_rainfall_led_to_record_breaking_floods/?ref=twtrec

The Canadian Disaster Database https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/cndn-dsstr-dtbs/index-en.aspx

You Can Help the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team With Its Research on Crowdsourced Damage Assessment https://www.gislounge.com/can-help-humanitarian-openstreetmap-team-research-crowdsourced-damage-assessment/

The Cognitive Bias Survival Guide – Manage the Mind to Make Better Decisions http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/07/21/cognitive-bias-survival-guide/

Communicating the impacts of extreme cold along with mitigation strategies https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_module.php?id=1319&utm_content=buffer5f9ac&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#.WXZw2hWGPIV

Using video games for volcanic hazard education and communication: An assessment of the method and preliminary results https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/16/1673/2016/nhess-16-1673-2016.pdf

Although Americans not well-prepared generally, preparedness even lower with the poor https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/programs_campaigns/dtac/srb-low-ses.pdf?platform=hootsuite

Many high-rise dwellers are unprepared for disaster http://www.king5.com/news/local/disaster/many-high-rise-dwellers-are-unprepared-for-a-disaster/458855645

This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” https://www.ready.gov/september

A Tribute to the World’s Oceans: Why We Couldn’t Survive Without Them http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/worlds-oceans-couldnt-survive/

Animation of World’s Population Growth http://www.openculture.com/2016/12/animated-map-shows-how-it-took-200000-years-for-human-population.html

SOS alerts is a new set of features in Google Search and Maps to help you quickly understand what’s going on and decide what to do during a crisis https://www.blog.google/products/search/helping-people-crisis/

A former female firefighter’s call for the joy of adventure in a culture obsessed with risk-averse achievement https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/03/01/gutsy-girl-caroline-paul/

Flood Re searches for local heroes http://www.floodre.co.uk/localheroes/

“Ready, Set, Go!” Your Personal Wildfire Action Plan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtoFAYBGUQA

Community guide to managing water including floods and droughts http://www.grcc.org.uk/news/news/post/343-water-where-you-live/

Community flood risk mapping project in Vietnam http://icem.com.au/portfolio-items/open-data-for-resilience-initiative-opendri-community-mapping-for-can-tho-vietnam/

 

Social media and emergency management

Facebook provides a different set of markers or cues that allow us to make judgements about people online https://www.universal-sci.com/headlines/2017/5/4/you-can-tell-more-about-a-person-from-their-facebook-page-than-by-actually-meeting-them

The 2017 Social Media Universe in One Infographic https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2017-social-media-universe-one-infographic-prism-50-brian-solis

Gujurat floods: “social media is very useful for coordinating relief work and disseminating information” http://www.firstpost.com/india/gujarat-floods-social-media-acts-as-boon-as-govt-reaches-out-to-locals-coordinates-relief-work-3858283.html

 

Disaster psychology

IAFC Report Explores Emotional, Mental Impact of Fire Service https://www.iafc.org/docs/default-source/1VCOS/vcosyellowribbonfinal.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Book Review: The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook https://psychcentral.com/lib/book-review-the-posttraumatic-growth-workbook-2/

The effect of flooding on mental health: Lessons learned for building resilience http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017WR020435/full

Seneca on the key to resilience in the face of loss https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/05/02/seneca-consolation-to-helvia/

“There is a naturally learnable set of behaviors that contribute to resilience” – Dr Adam Grant https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/well/mind/how-to-boost-resilience-in-midlife.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

Psychological resilience in U.S. military veterans: A 2-year, nationally representative prospective cohort study http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022395616305441

Early warnings may blunt trauma of displacement due to flooding http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-trauma-flood-warnings-idUKKBN1AB2OO

Flooding-related displacement and mental health http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(17)30062-1/fulltext

Scientists reveal significant mental disorders in a Spanish community after severe flood https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-07-scientists-reveal-significant-mental-disorders.html

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Flood knits the community together – “Your neighbors become your friends” http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/ellicott-city/ph-ho-cf-flood-residents-0727-20170724-story.html

 

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (30 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Jun 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63935/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Jun-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabun.html

What we know so far about the near-historic floods across Mid-Michigan http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/06/what_we_know_so_far_about_the.html

UN chief “saddened” by loss of life, devastation by landslides in China http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/25/c_136392173.htm

More than 1,500 evacuated due to forest fires in southern Spain http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/06/25/hundreds-evacuated-due-forest-fires-southern-spain/

Xinmo landslide: an update https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/06/26/xinmo-landslide-2/

Utah blaze caused by torch used to kill weeds https://apnews.com/8b4cf603c411422088e79a7e18d9df4a

Tittabawassee River to crest at 31 feet; people assessing flood damage http://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/Tittabawassee-River-to-crest-at-31-feet-people-11244192.php

Sheveluch erupts ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia https://watchers.news/2017/06/27/sheveluch-eruption-june-27-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Massive wildfire raging in Utah, 1 500 people evacuated https://watchers.news/2017/06/26/brian-head-fire-utah-june-2017/

Firefighters battling large wildfires in Chelan, Douglas counties http://komonews.com/news/local/firefighters-battling-large-wildfires-in-chelan-douglas-counties

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jun 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63983/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Jun-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Reventador-Sina.html

Grassland wildfires in Eastern Washington grow, prompt urgent evacuations http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/grassland-wildfires-in-eastern-washington-grow-prompt-urgent-evacuations/

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Jun 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64010/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Jun-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventad.html

Firefighters scramble as water surrounds school in Skegness after flooding hits the town http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/firefighters-scramble-water-surrounds-school-143832

Goodwin Fire has burned 21,000 acres; state of emergency declared http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizona/goodwin-fire-has-burned-21000-acres-state-of-emergency-declared/452711402

These NASA Images Show Siberia Burning Up http://www.climatecentral.org/news/nasa-siberia-wildfires-21576

Volcanic activity worldwide 29 Jun 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Poas, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64022/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-29-Jun-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Poas-Sinabung-Saku.html

At least 26 tornadoes rip through Midwest as more severe storms loom http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tornadoes-rip-through-midwest-iowa/

 

Disaster risk reduction

The World’s Most Powerful Earthquake Ended With An Eruption And A Human Sacrifice https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2017/06/25/the-worlds-most-powerful-earthquake-ended-with-an-eruption-and-a-human-sacrifice/#7d5cd8aa2ddc

The first wave of floods in Assam have claimed five lives, affected 40,000 people. Despite promises, little changes on the ground http://indianexpress.com/article/india/take-5-prasanta-kumar-barman-47-a-guwahati-resident-hit-by-floods-4720580/

From Research to Results: The Next Wave of Tools for Planning Resilient Cities http://www.govtech.com/data/From-Research-to-Results-The-Next-Wave-of-Tools-For-Planning-Resilient-Cities.html

Annual earthquake losses for the United States https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1497362829336-7831a863fd9c5490379b28409d541efe/FEMAP-366_2017.pdf

Tsunami – The Underrated Hazard https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2017/06/25/tsunami-the-underrated-hazard/#4d0238e37ff3

Tsunamis on the Great Lakes? Researchers are looking into it http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2017/06/24/tsunamis-on-the-great-lakes-researchers-are-looking-into-it.html

The impact of flooding on road transport: A depth-disruption function http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1361920916308367

What has been done to prevent a repeat of the 2007 Hull floods http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/what-been-done-prevent-repeat-124566

‘We’re not going to stop a storm from coming, but we can lessen its impacts.’ http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Hazard-Mitigation-Plan-Prepares-Portsmouth-for-Disaster.html?utm_content=buffer76611&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The unique strengths of different satellites reveal different facets of cloud systems and precipitation https://eos.org/research-spotlights/using-multiple-satellites-gives-a-fuller-view-of-cloud-structure

Lightning Sparking More Boreal Forest Fires https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/lightning-sparking-more-boreal-forest-fires

USGS publishes a new blueprint that can help make subduction zone areas more resilient https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-publishes-a-new-blueprint-can-help-make-subduction-zone-areas-more-resilient

Protecting property, lives & the environment by promoting resilience to wildfires in South Africa https://undp-biodiversity.exposure.co/climate-change-fuels-fires

Bushfire management: Fibre optics may unlock secrets of seeds surviving blazes http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-15/bushfire-management-fibre-optics-may-unlock-below-ground-secrets/8621898

Bushfire Mitigation Summit hears from key stakeholders on way forward https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2017/06/Bushfire-Mitigation-Summit-hears-from-key-stakeholders-on-way-forward.aspx

Understanding the root causes of natural disasters https://theconversation.com/understanding-the-root-causes-of-natural-disasters-80017?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Latest edition of HazNet http://haznet.ca/haznet-spring-2017/

Could a massive earthquake strike the eastern US? http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/could-massive-earthquake-strike-eastern-us-1627839?utm_campaign=/could-massive-earthquake-strike-eastern-us-1627839

100 Resilient Cities Announces Global Summit – Largest Ever Gathering of Urban Resilience Experts http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/100-resilient-cities-announces-largest-ever-gathering-of-urban-resilience-e#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Portugal’s forest fires, though never before as deadly, are all too familiar https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2017/0626/Portugal-s-forest-fires-though-never-before-as-deadly-are-all-too-familiar

Tsunami Warnings Along the Inundation Line http://www.bldgblog.com/2017/06/warnings-along-the-inundation-line/amp/

New Volcanic Island Unveils Explosive Past https://eos.org/project-updates/new-volcanic-island-unveils-explosive-past

AIIB to help finance Manila flood management project http://www.manilatimes.net/aiib-help-finance-manila-flood-management-project/335095/

How IBM & MSRIT plan to help Bengaluru tackle rain-related disasters http://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/internet/how-ibm-msrit-plan-to-help-bengaluru-tackle-rain-related-disasters/59317340

New research finds large earthquakes can trigger underwater landslides thousands of miles away https://news.agu.org/press-release/distant-earthquakes-can-cause-underwater-landslides/?utm_source=CPRE&utm_medium=email&utm_content=17-50%20underwater%20landslides

Earthquake reduction efforts yield successful results, state regulators say http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state/earthquake-mitigation-efforts-yield-successful-results-corporation-commission-says/article_09f5cf0d-055d-546c-8b30-7d0f48913e5b.html

Scenario analysis: Real-time hydrological forecasting http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/54003

Transforming disaster experience into a safer built environment – The case of Japan http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/969091497345407955/DRMHubTokyo-201706-Built-Environment.pdf

Flood risk management at river basin scale: The need to adopt a proactive approach http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/54015

Colombo: Exposure, vulnerability, and ability to respond to floods http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/428881496669609310/pdf/WPS8084.pdf

Improving the evidence base on the costs of disasters: Key findings from an OECD survey http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53758

Remote sensing offers better forecasting of riverine floods http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53659

How One Small City Is Making Big Moves in Resilience Planning https://citiesspeak.org/2017/06/23/how-one-small-city-is-making-big-moves-in-resilience-planning/

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Driving Change – Showcase 2017 http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/events/2017-showcase-drivingchange?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=showcase2017

Globally, floods seem to be decreasing even as extreme rainfall rises. Why? https://theconversation.com/globally-floods-seem-to-be-decreasing-even-as-extreme-rainfall-rises-why-80003?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Hull will flood again, warns man who chaired review into 2007 rains http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/hull-flood-again-warns-man-125941#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Smarter spending could tackle disasters in Uganda before they happen http://www.braced.org/news/i/?id=605458c0-9bf8-452f-b09f-3b8efcae771c

How can we manage Earth’s land? https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-how-can-we-manage-earths-land/f-17b73543d6%2Fbbc.com

How Shifting Winds Turn Tropical Storms into Hurricanes https://eos.org/research-spotlights/how-shifting-winds-turn-tropical-storms-into-hurricanes

Global Flood Forecast by Deltares http://globalfloodforecast.com/glossis/index.htm

Flood risk management 10 years on – a journey of high and low tech improvements https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/06/27/flood-risk-management-10-years-on-a-journey-of-high-and-low-tech-improvements/

Lessons Learned: Japan’s Contributions to the World Reconstruction Conference 3 http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/06/27/lessons-learned-japans-contributions-to-the-world-reconstruction-conference-3

World population distribution by altitude http://urbandemographics.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/world-population-distribution-by.html

$1.2B flood protection, makeover project announced for Toronto waterfront http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/1-2b-flood-protection-makeover-project-annouced-for-toronto-waterfront-1.3480714

Flood management in a changing climate: comparison of four cities http://eleep.eu/blog-post-flood-management-changing-climate-comparative-analysis-london-rotterdam-new-york-and-Miami

 

Emergency Management

Tennessee to receive federal disaster assistance for Memorial Day floods http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/06/24/tennessee-receive-federal-disaster-assistance-memorial-day-floods/426241001/

Helping in Kaikoura earthquake recovery http://www.oamarumail.co.nz/community/helping-in-kaikoura-earthquake-recovery/

Red Cross Society of China responds to floods and landslides http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2017/06/25/red-cross-china-responds-landslides/

Research that is helping to improve teamwork through better real-time identification and resolution of teamwork issues http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/33?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=hazardnote33

Expanding protection motivation theory: investigating an application to animal owners and emergency responders in bushfire emergencies https://bmcpsychology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40359-017-0182-3

Research to explore NSW bushfires https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/research-explore-nsw-bushfires

Quebec floods: Île Bizard mayor calls for lenience in enforcement of new flood rules http://globalnews.ca/news/3557301/quebec-floods-ile-bizard-mayor-calls-for-lenience-in-enforcement-of-new-flood-rules/

A New Captain Takes the FEMA Helm https://www.fema.gov/blog/2017-06-26/new-captain-takes-helm?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Twitter

NYC subway station reopens after Superstorm Sandy flooding http://thegardenisland.com/news/national/nyc-subway-station-reopens-after-superstorm-sandy-flooding/article_bf0a350c-8dd7-5219-a892-342f9968bb00.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Portugal’s Siresp rescue network ‘failed forest fire victims’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40415815

NASA-supported tool is accelerating wildfire recovery https://phys.org/news/2017-06-nasa-supported-tool-wildfire-recovery.html

Photographer Cam Neville captures the resilience of rural firefighters on the frontline http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-28/cam-neville-rural-firefighters-captured-in-photos/8654820

In Assam Floods, Villages Submerged For A Month, Little Government Help http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/in-assam-floods-villages-submerged-for-a-month-little-government-help-1717729

Judge lifts blackout on Gatlinburg wildfire records http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/06/27/judge-lifts-blackout-sevier-wildfire-records/427981001/

New landslide video: a large slip causes panic in China https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/06/28/panic-1/

Cyclone Debbie insured loss raised to AU$1.411 billion http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2017/06/28/cyclone-debbie-insured-loss-raised-to-au1-411-billion-by-perils/

Lake Ontario area officials meet with FEMA to discuss record flooding http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2017/06/27/lake-ontario-area-officials-meet-fema-discuss-record-flooding/432828001/

As Wildfires Rage on West Coast, DC Lawmakers Fight Over Forest Policy http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/As-Wildfires-Rage-on-West-Coast-DC-Lawmakers-Fight-Over-Forest-Policy.html?utm_content=bufferfec5f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

After Flood, A New Ellicott City Is Born https://news.maryland.gov/dhcd/2017/06/20/main-attractions-after-flood-a-new-ellicott-city-is-born/

Senate Bill Aims to Cut High Cost of Rebuilding in Flood Zones http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/06/27/senate-bill-aims-to-cut-high-cost-of-rebuilding-in-flood-zones

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning about The Little Ice Age: Understanding Climate and Climate Change https://www.climate.gov/teaching/resources/little-ice-age-understanding-climate-and-climate-change?platform=hootsuite

Community gathers to remember historic flooding http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Community-gathers-to-remember-historic-flooding-430573733.html

Real-time map of emergencies around the world – Emergency and Disaster Information Service (EDIS), Budapest, Hungary http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=usa

“When you invite people to participate, this creates trust and trust leads to peace.” http://www.socialconnectedness.org/placemaking-for-peacemaking/

Field-Trip Guide to Mount Hood, Oregon, Highlighting Eruptive History and Hazards https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2017/5022/g/sir20175022g.pdf

Flood Facts, Types of Flooding, Floods in History https://www.livescience.com/23913-flood-facts.html

Flooding accounted for 43 percent of all natural disasters between 1995 and 2015 http://www.theonebrief.com/after-the-storm-the-rising-risk-of-floods/

Census 2016: This is Australia as 100 people http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-27/census-australia-as-100-people/8634318

Youth science policy interface publication – Special edition: Disaster risk reduction: a road of opportunities http://www.preventionweb.net/files/53923_53923unmgcydrreditionmay2017reduced.pdf

Smokey the Bear – Only you can prevent wildfires https://smokeybear.com/en

What is the Wilson Cycle, builder and slayer of supercontinents? http://www.zmescience.com/science/what-is-wilson-cycle/

The importance of communicating well in geoscience https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2017/06/28/geoscience-communication-a-smart-investment/

The Science Writers’ Handbook https://www.nasw.org/bookstore/science-writers%E2%80%99-handbook

Lifelong learning from a social justice perspective http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0025/002500/250027e.pdf

British Social Attitudes Survey 34 including views on public safety and terrorism http://www.bsa.natcen.ac.uk/latest-report/british-social-attitudes-34/key-findings/context.aspx?_ga=2.153985656.1562363183.1498689726-228294284.1498689726

Coastal Storms book http://www.wrl.unsw.edu.au/news/defining-coastal-storms

 

Social media and emergency management

Official Engagement Stops Viral Rumors from Spreading on Social Media, Study Says http://www.govtech.com/social/Official-Engagement-Stops-Viral-Rumors-Spread-on-Social-Media-Study-Says.html?utm_content=bufferfcf29&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tweets sent during the Fort McMurray wildfire show key information is missing from emergency apps http://globalnews.ca/news/3539850/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-tweets-show-key-info-missing-during-disasters-u-of-c/

Facebook has now more than 2 billion monthly active users, reaching more than a quarter of the world’s population http://bnonews.com/news/index.php/news/id6046

 

Disaster psychology

“It’s not the flood itself that causes the trauma, it’s how you are treated afterwards” http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-40380693

Approaches to the Assessment of Children in the Context of Disasters https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11920-016-0683-4

Help With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/ptsd

Disaster Check Points for Psychiatrists http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/disaster-psychiatry/disaster-check-points-psychiatrists?cid=tw

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Mapping Social Vulnerability in Switzerland https://www.ethz.ch/content/specialinterest/gess/cis/center-for-securities-studies/en/publications/risk-and-resilience-reports/details.html?id=/m/a/p/p/mapping_social_vulnerability_in_switzerl

Our pets strengthen neighbourhood ties https://theconversation.com/our-pets-strengthen-neighbourhood-ties-79755?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Social capital and pet ownership – A tale of four cities http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827317300344

‘We all have to work together’ – teaming up with local volunteers after Grenfell Tower fire https://blogs.redcross.org.uk/appeals/2017/06/work-together-teaming-local-volunteers-grenfell-tower-fire/

Today in disaster resilience (23 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

 

Social media and emergency management

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

 

Social Capital and Disasters

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

Today in disaster resilience (16 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Earthquake near the western Turkey coast https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=597714#

Tropical Storm “Calvin” dumping heavy rain on Mexico, flash floods and mudslides expected https://watchers.news/2017/06/12/tropical-storm-calvin-mexico/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hong Kong shuts down overnight as Tropical Storm “Merbok” makes landfall https://watchers.news/2017/06/12/tropical-storm-merbok-hong-kong/

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Jun 2017: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63646/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-12-Jun-2017-Stromboli-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiv.html

Northern Manitoba rail line cut off after ‘catastrophic’ flood damage https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/northern-manitoba-rail-line-cut-off-after-catastrophic-flood-damage/article35279392/

Greece Declares Emergency After Earthquake Hits Lesbos https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/world/europe/greece-earthquake-lesbos.html?&_r=1

Arizona Has Most Wildfires Burning in the United States http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Arizona-Has-Most-Wildfires-Burning-in-the-United-States.html?utm_content=buffere922e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Heavy monsoon rains wash away over 350 houses, kill at least 10 people in Mizoram https://watchers.news/2017/06/13/mizoram-floods-june-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

At least 68 killed in Bangladesh landslides, death toll expected to rise https://watchers.news/2017/06/13/bangladesh-landslides-death-toll-rising/

Record snowmelt, raging rivers across America’s West claim 21 lives https://watchers.news/2017/06/13/record-snowmelt-raging-rivers-us-west/

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Jun 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63672/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Jun-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Duko.html

London fire: Twelve dead in Grenfell Tower blaze http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40280169

Nine children killed as houses collapse in rains in Niger http://punchng.com/nine-children-killed-as-houses-collapse-in-rains-in-niger/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Jun 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Ibu, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63686/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Jun-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukono-Sinabu.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Jun 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63698/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Jun-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabu.html

13 Killed In Northeast Deluge, Assam Issues Flood Alert http://www.nelive.in/north-east/news/13-killed-northeast-deluge-assam-issues-flood-alert

 

Disaster risk reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and evidence: A worrying trend http://www.evidenceaid.org/disaster-risk-reduction-drr-and-evidence-a-worrying-trend/

How to backup life on Earth ahead of any doomsday event https://theconversation.com/how-to-backup-life-on-earth-ahead-of-any-doomsday-event-79271?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Can Volcanic Gas Levels Predict an Eruption? https://eos.org/research-spotlights/can-volcanic-gas-levels-predict-an-eruption

Nowcasting may help forecast big earthquakes in 53 major cities https://www.newscientist.com/article/2132809-nowcasting-may-help-forecast-big-earthquakes-in-53-major-cities/

To better prepare for drought and flood, India needs an integrated system to map water, air, climate https://scroll.in/article/839387/to-better-prepare-for-drought-and-flood-india-needs-an-integrated-system-to-map-water-air-climate

Vietnamese DFAT Fellows Flood Management Plans https://www.uts.edu.au/about/faculty-engineering-and-information-technology/news/vietnamese-dfat-fellows-flood-management?adbsc=social_20170613_22787834&adbid=874471448034779136&adbpl=tw&adbpr=1429396230

Copernicus Masters 2017: Disaster Management Challenge http://www.copernicus-masters.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/CopernicusMasters_PressRelease_Astrosat.pdf

Latest models take guess work out of Grafton’s floods https://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/latest-models-take-guess-work-out-of-graftons-floo/3190153/#/0

What are the biggest obstacles to Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TztLcpjbF4&utm_content=buffer04427&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Draft West Gippsland Regional Floodplain Management Strategy http://www.wgcma.vic.gov.au/flood-advice/flood-studies/floodplainstrategy

Earthquakes and the Rainfall Cycle http://earthquakes.berkeley.edu/blog/2017/06/15/earthquakes-and-the-rainfall-cycle.html

Near fault observatories https://www.epos-ip.org/tcs/near-fault-observatories

Modern computing power may help mitigate future flood disasters https://phys.org/news/2017-06-modern-power-mitigate-future-disasters.html

‘A reckoning for our species’: the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/15/timothy-morton-anthropocene-philosopher?CMP=share_btn_tw

Why Fairness Matters in Reforming Flood and Health Insurance Programs http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/importance-fairness-reforming-flood-health-insurance-programs/

A new paradigm for flood management in California http://waterfdn.org/what-we-are-saying/a-new-paradigm/

As the floods come, who should pay the price for home mitigation? http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/flood/as-the-floods-come-who-should-pay-the-price-for-preparation-70479.aspx

 

Emergency management

Bankrupt, hungry and homeless: life after Madagascar’s cyclone https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/may/16/after-cyclone-enawo-madacasgar-village-forging-new-life-from-ruins

Prepare better today for tomorrow’s natural disasters – It’s possible http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/prepare-better-today-tomorrow-s-natural-disasters-it-s-possible

Winds of gender diversity blowing through Victoria’s fire services http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/winds-of-gender-diversity-blowing-through-victorias-fire-services-20170610-gwoon8.html

Fire danger forecast service for Europe http://effis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/static/effis_current_situation/public/index.html

Forecasters predict above normal wildfire danger in areas of the Southwestern United States and Hawaii https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2017/06/09/forecasters-predict-above-normal-wildfire-danger-in-areas-of-the-southwestern-united-states-and-hawaii#.WUBdvYMPKaM.twitter

Interior Department Enhances Program to Deter Drones from Wildfires https://unmanned-aerial.com/interior-department-enhances-program-deter-drones-wildfires

Georgia Gets Ready for Terrorism, Disasters With New GEMA Emergency Operations Center http://www.govtech.com/em/safety/Georgia-Gets-Ready-for-Terrorism-Disasters-With-New-GEMA-Emergency-Operations-Center.html?utm_term=Georgia%20Gets%20Ready%20for%20Terrorism%2C%20Disasters%20with%20New%20GEMA%20Emergency%20Operations%20Center&utm_campaign=Flood%20Victims%20File%20Claims%20Amid%20New%20Revelations&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

Preparing for the safe disposal of sandbags after flooding https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017TRAN0190-001239

Could more of Fort McMurray been saved? http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/staples-report-on-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-makes-explosive-criticism

An Emergency Management Framework for Canada – Third Edition https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/2017-mrgnc-mngmnt-frmwrk/index-en.aspx?platform=hootsuite

Guide to working with rumours in missions to prevent the loss of lives and alleviate suffering http://www.cdacnetwork.org/tools-and-resources/i/20170613105104-5v7pb

New Technology for First Responders Tested at the Gorge in Washington State http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Rescue-Tech-New-Technology-for-first-Responders-Tested-at-the-Gorge.html?utm_term=Rescue%20Tech%3A%20New%20Technology%20for%20First%20Responders%20Tested%20at%20the%20Gorge%20in%20Washington%20State&utm_campaign=Flood%20Victims%20File%20Claims%20Amid%20New%20Revelations&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On%20Software&utm_medium=email

Crisis mapping and crowdsourcing in flood management http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/APFM_Tool_26_e.pdf

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Supporting vulnerable girls to become resilient girls http://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/53594

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

Landslides in Art Part 29: a Victorian view of Black Ven http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/06/11/black-ven-art-1/

From science to action: Principles for undertaking environmental research that enables knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision-making http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030147971630696X

‘The age of the citizen is coming’ https://www.positive.news/2017/society/26310/the-age-of-the-citizen-is-coming/

The Dangers Of Hidden Jargon In Communicating Science http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/06/12/532554252/the-dangers-of-hidden-jargon-in-communicating-science?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=KQEDScience

 

Social media and emergency management

Facebook to Provide Data Maps to Help Agencies After Natural Disasters https://www.voanews.com/a/facebook-data-maps-natural-disasters/3890772.html

Should Facebook be reacting to a tragedy by sending push alerts? https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/14/facebooks-safety-check-is-a-stress-inducing-flip-of-social-norms/

Facebook’s Safety Check prompts us to relate to global crises mainly on individualistic terms http://reallifemag.com/safety-in-numbers/

 

Disaster psychology

Why are humans still drawn to fire after thousands of years? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-10/why-are-humans-attracted-to-fire/8592436

The most common response to traumatic events is resilience http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2017/06/13/simon-wessely-et-al-responses-to-traumatic-events-may-not-be-what-you-think/

 

Social Capital and Disasters

What the Grenfell Tower fire tells us about London’s housing crisis https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/06/14/what-the-grenfell-tower-fire-tells-us-about-londons-housing-crisis/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.3135953cfc53