Today in disaster resilience (12 April 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Iran floods: Fresh evacuations with more rain forecast https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47837692

Major floods in Crete, streets turn into raging rivers, Greece https://watchers.news/2019/04/07/major-flooding-in-crete-streets-turn-into-raging-rivers-greece/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

National emergency declared as deadly wildfire destroys 300 structures, South Korea https://watchers.news/2019/04/05/national-emergency-declared-as-deadly-wildfire-destroys-300-structures-south-korea/

Greece – Crete Hit by Flash Flooding Again http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-crete-rhodes-floods-april-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Special Climate Statement 70—drought conditions in eastern Australia and impact on water resources in the Murray–Darling Basin http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs70.pdf

Rio de Janeiro storm: Six killed in flash flooding and mudslides as Brazilian city battered by torrential rains https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newslondon/rio-de-janeiro-storm-six-killed-in-flash-flooding-and-mudslides-as-brazilian-city-battered-by-torrential-rains/

Brazil – Deadly Floods in Piauí State http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-piaui-state-april-2019

Ghana – Hundreds Displaced After Floods Hit South http://floodlist.com/africa/ghana-floods-accra-ho-kumasi-april-2019

Severe storm leaves at least 6 people dead and over 50 injured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan https://watchers.news/2019/04/10/pakistan-flood-april-9-2019/

Major storm system producing widespread hazardous weather across much of the Central U.S. https://watchers.news/2019/04/11/major-storm-system-producing-widespread-hazardous-weather-across-much-of-the-central-us/

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Apr 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Bromo, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/78489/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Apr-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Bromo-Shiveluch-Dukono-Agu.html

Floods in Iran: Death toll stands at 78, 1 136 injured and around 10 million affected https://watchers.news/2019/04/11/floods-in-iran-death-toll-stands-at-70-1076-injured-and-around-10-million-affected/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Deadly flooding around the world is a warning of the cascading impacts of climate change https://thinkprogress.org/deadly-flooding-climate-change-impacts/

Sydney set to sizzle as temperatures creep back into the 30s https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-set-to-sizzle-as-temperatures-creep-back-into-the-30s-20190408-p51bu6.html

Melting glaciers contribute a third of sea-level rise https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/world-mountain-glaciers-melting-sea-level-rise/

Global glacier mass changes and their contributions to sea-level rise from 1961 to 2016 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1071-0

Global Warming Is Pushing Arctic Toward ‘Unprecedented State,’ Research Shows https://insideclimatenews.org/news/08042019/arctic-climate-change-temperature-permafrost-sea-ice-wildilfe-ecology-study

Key indicators of Arctic climate change: 1971–2017 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aafc1b

‘Land of the short white cloud’ – NZ glaciers’ huge loss of ice in just 42 years https://www.nzherald.co.nz/environment/news/article.cfm?c_id=39&objectid=12220542&ref=rss

Climate damages and adaptation potential across diverse sectors of the United States https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0444-6

‘For Canada as a whole, there is a lack of observational evidence of changes in daily and short-duration extreme precipitation’ https://www.cityfloodmap.com/2019/04/environment-canada-report-confirms-no.html

Warmest March on record for Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/month/aus/summary.shtml

23 former Fire and Emergency Chiefs call for stronger action on climate change, warning that worsening extreme weather is threatening Australian lives https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/emergency-chiefs-australia-unprepared-for-worsening-extremes/

Climate change will crush real estate values for investors who don’t prepare, new report says https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/08/climate-change-will-crush-real-estate-values-for-unprepared-investors-report.html

Interactive Arctic Sea Ice Graph http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/charctic-interactive-sea-ice-graph/

How humans derailed the Earth’s climate in just 160 years https://theconversation.com/how-humans-derailed-the-earths-climate-in-just-160-years-114021?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Two-thirds of glacier ice in the Alps ‘will melt by 2100’ https://www.tiredearth.com/news/two-thirds-glacier-ice-alps-will-melt-2100

Scientists drilling old ice to learn more about climate change https://earther.gizmodo.com/scientists-are-gearing-up-to-drill-some-of-the-oldest-i-1833942134?IR=T

Managing climate change with early warnings https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/managing-climate-change-with-early-warnings.html

Extreme Hemispheric Heat Waves Like 2018’s Growing More Common with Climate Change, Study Says https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11042019/2018-heat-wave-climate-change-attribution-northern-hemisphere-extreme-weather-record

Renewables will dominate world’s energy needs, says global body https://reneweconomy.com.au/renewables-will-dominate-worlds-energy-needs-says-global-body-73381/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Colorado Project Is a Roadmap for State-Specific Hazard Planning https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/guiding-communities-colorado-project-is-a-roadmap-for-state-specific-hazard-planning

State-of-Art in Computational Simulation for Natural Hazards Engineering https://simcenter.designsafe-ci.org/media/filer_public/13/b5/13b5ba3e-f94a-48af-9d12-ca5d0abad5c1/state_of_art_report.pdf

Why a big Mt Taranaki eruption just got more dangerous https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12220060

Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface https://www.planning.org/blog/blogpost/9173565/

New Washington geological maps can help residents escape tsunamis http://mynorthwest.com/1336570/tsunamis-earthquake-washington/

Driving force of volcanic super-hazards uncovered http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm

Volcanic ‘avalanches’ glide on air, boosting their deadly speed https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/04/volcanic-avalanches-pyroclastic-flows-glide-on-air-boosting-deadly-speed/

Recommendations for Improving Integration in National End-to-End Flood Forecasting Systems: An Overview of the FFIR (Flooding From Intense Rainfall) Programme https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/11/4/725

Disaster Research and the Second Environmental Crisis https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030046897

Future hot-spots for hydro-hazards in Great Britain: a probabilistic assessment https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/5387/2018/

Tackling the drivers of East Africa’s surprising earthquake risk http://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/tackling-the-drivers-of-east-africas-surprising-earthquake-risk

How Meteorologists Compare To Other Professions That Predict The Future https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/04/02/how-meteorologists-compare-to-other-professions-that-predict-the-future/#56e2e1f35698

Australia has a new National Construction Code, but it’s still not good enough https://theconversation.com/australia-has-a-new-national-construction-code-but-its-still-not-good-enough-113729

Deforestation seen as aggravating Zimbabwe, Mozambique flood crisis https://furtherafrica.com/2019/04/08/deforestation-seen-as-aggravating-zimbabwe-mozambique-flood-crisis/

Brisbane River Strategic Floodplain Management Plan released https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=159&v=nDxpNCH05EM

As Missouri’s rivers rise, lawmakers may stop subsidizing risky floodplain projects https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/as-missouri-s-rivers-rise-lawmakers-may-stop-subsidizing-risky/

Brisbane River Catchment – Strategic Floodplain Management Plan and Flood Studies https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/brcfs

Design Flood Estimation: Exploring the Potentials and Limitations of Two Alternative Approaches https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/11/4/729

A draft environmental impact statement confirms the NSW government is planning to raise parts of the Warragamba Dam wall higher than was admitted publicly https://www.9news.com.au/national/warragamba-esi-shows-dam-to-be-raised-17m/3f71af5e-038a-47d8-a666-245dd03d5ec4

Hurricane experts predict near normal season https://www.wpri.com/weather/hurricane-experts-predict-near-normal-season/1902992685?platform=hootsuite

Two Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters Have Already Struck the U.S. in 2019 https://weather.com/news/weather/news/2019-04-09-two-billion-dollar-weather-disasters-united-states-2019

Scientists monitoring Ruapehu as crater lake heats up https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12221130&ref=twitter

‘Long or strong, get gone’: Tsunami could strike New Zealand before public officially alerted – scientists https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/long-or-strong-get-gone-tsunami-could-strike-new-zealand-before-public-officially-alerted-scientists/ar-BBVMvL1?ocid=st

Study identifies danger glacial lakes across Tibetan Plateau https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47874792

Anak Krakatau: Collapsed volcano’s tsunami simulated https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47875777

‘I Don’t Want to Stay Here’: Half a Million Live in Flood Zones, and the Government Is Paying https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/us/houston-flooding.html

Hurricane Harvey provides lessons learned for flood resiliency plans https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190410095942.htm

 

Emergency Management

Thargomindah dusts off never-been-used SES boat as flooded Bulloo River cuts off town https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-05/flood-boat-finally-gets-used-in-the-middle-of-qld-drought/10972544

Optimisation patterns for the process of a planned evacuation in the event of a flood https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17477891.2019.1593816

Flood-hit Iran getting no financial aid from abroad due to U.S. sanctions: statement https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-floods-redcrescent/flood-hit-iran-getting-no-financial-aid-from-abroad-due-to-u-s-sanctions-statement-idUSKCN1RJ0GY

‘No Help Is Coming.’ How Devastating Floods Are Fueling Sexual Violence and the Spread of HIV in Malawi http://time.com/5559499/floods-malawi-women-violence-hiv/

Six months after Hurricane Michael, a housing crisis for survivors with disabilities https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2019/04/10/hurricane-michael-survivors-disabilities-6-months-housing-crisis/3271068002/

How Malawi saved lives in Cyclone Idai http://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2019/04/08/how-malawi-saved-lives-cyclone-idai

Mozambique: Cyclone Idai & Floods Situation Report No. 7 https://reliefweb.int/report/mozambique/mozambique-cyclone-idai-floods-situation-report-no-7-8-april-2019

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Tests Faith In Government https://www.npr.org/2019/04/08/711166854/1a-across-america-hurricane-harvey-recovery-tests-faith-in-government

Giving After Disasters https://hbr.org/2019/01/giving-after-disasters

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Educational Continuity: How One Community Kept Schools On Track after Disaster https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/educational-continuity-how-one-community-kept-schools-on-track-after-disaster

Natural Disaster Response: What Role Can You Play? https://msw.usc.edu/mswusc-blog/natural-disaster-response-volunteer/

The Fix-it face-to-face intervention increases multihazard household preparedness cross-culturally https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-019-0563-0

In disasters, Twitter users with large networks get out-tweeted http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20190401-in-disasters-twitter-users-with-large-networks-get-outtweeted

Social media usage patterns during natural hazards https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0210484

The Science Behind Vanishing Ice – New Immersive Mixed Reality https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=3297Doifr7c

Riskville – A Game for Learning about Disaster Risks and Urban Planning https://www.kau.se/files/2019-01/IJMED_2018%20November%20Issue%20Christenson%20et%20al.pdf

Stories from the Storm: Houstonians reflect on Hurricane Harvey and how the storm changed their lives https://www.npr.org/podcasts/633055042/stories-from-the-storm

A serious game in which players have to protect a city from flooding https://research.reading.ac.uk/research-blog/imprexive-game-highlights-importance-of-forecasting-in-flood-management/

 

Disaster psychology

Mental health and disaster risk https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/mental-health-risks

What Resilience Looks Like in Complex Trauma https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hope-resilience/201904/what-resilience-looks-in-complex-trauma

 

Sociology and Disasters

Convergence as a vehicle that can drive the framework where we effectively come together to characterize the mounting natural hazards threats we face https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/director/convergence

How disaster aid leaves the disadvantaged even further behind economically https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/433609-how-disaster-aid-leaves-the-disadvantaged-even-further-behind

Measurement of Social Networks for Innovation within Community Disaster Resilience https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/7/1943

Paradise High principal quits, can’t find housing after Camp Fire https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2019/04/09/paradise-high-principal-announces-resignation/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/022663843X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i5

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Today in disaster resilience (5 April 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Afghanistan floods kill 32, worsen already desperate situation https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-floods-idUSKCN1RB068

Iran calls emergency in flood-threatened southwest province https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-iran-floods-idUKKCN1RB0FJ

Severe thunderstorm in Nepal leaves 25 dead, hundreds injured http://news.trust.org/item/20190331193946-kc1mu/

China forest blaze: 30 firefighters killed in Sichuan https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-47772483

Strong dust devil hits playground in China’s Henan, 18 children injured https://watchers.news/2019/03/31/dust-devil-playground-china-march-31-2019/

Floods Demolish 25,000 Houses Across Iran, Damage 60,000 Others https://en.radiofarda.com/a/floods-demolish-25-000-houses-across-iran-damage-60-000-others/29854736.html

At least 180 people in Zimbabwe known to have been killed by landslides triggered by Idai https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/02/terrawatch-cyclone-idai-reveals-secondary-impact-of-climate-change

Flash Floods Hit Iran Again as Western Province Submerged https://www.voanews.com/a/flash-floods-hit-iran-again-as-western-province-submerged/4857979.html

Peru – Thousands Hit by Floods in San Martín and Junín Regions http://floodlist.com/america/peru-san-martin-junin-march-april2019

Indonesian Mount Agung erupts again, sparking panic among locals, Bali https://watchers.news/2019/04/04/agung-eruption-april-3-2019/

Flooding in Paraguay’s capital http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/flooding-in-paraguay-s-capital-due-to-heavy-rain/article/546829

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Apr 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Ibu, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/78096/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Apr-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Ibu-Dukono-Reventa.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A record share of Australians say humans cause climate change: poll https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/a-record-share-of-australians-say-humans-cause-climate-change-poll-20190328-p518go.html

Cyclone Idai and the New Reality of Climate Change in Africa https://www.cfr.org/blog/cyclone-idai-and-new-reality-climate-change-africa?utm_medium=social_share&utm_source=tw

Climate change and when human nature can lead to rejection of science https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-31/climate-change-when-human-nature-leads-to-rejection-of-science/10952244

Islands are just disappearing https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/are-islands-disappearing

New report launch: Climate change – Liability risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64534

Australia swelters through the warmest March on record https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-01/2019-hottest-march-on-record-in-australia/10959828

Changing the National Flood Insurance Program for a Changing Climate https://www.eli.org/sites/default/files/images/49.10320_.pdf

When the dike breaks: How climate change threatens Maritime lowlands https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/climate-change-threatens-dikes-1.5077253

Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/canada-warming-at-twice-the-global-rate-leaked-report-finds-1.5079765

Building For An Uncertain Future: Miami Residents Adapt To The Changing Climate https://www.npr.org/2019/03/31/706940085/building-for-an-uncertain-future-miami-residents-adapt-to-the-changing-climate

UK Climate Projections 2018: From science to policy making https://cabot-institute.blogspot.com/2019/04/uk-climate-projections-2018-from.html

In ‘The Wall,’ Climate Change Pushes Us Further Apart https://chireviewofbooks.com/2019/03/27/in-the-wall-climate-change-pushes-us-further-apart/

For a flooded Midwest, climate forecasts offer little comfort https://theconversation.com/for-a-flooded-midwest-climate-forecasts-offer-little-comfort-114140

2018 was boom year for renewables despite political chaos, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/04/2018-was-boom-year-for-renewables-despite-political-chaos-report-finds?CMP=share_btn_tw

How tribes are harnessing cutting-edge data to plan for climate change https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/04/01/how-tribes-are-harnessing-cutting-edge-data-to-plan-for-climate-change/

Personalized risk messaging can reduce climate concerns https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959378018304655?dgcid=raven_sd_via_email

“The Invading Sea” wins national journalism award for editorial leadership https://www.theinvadingsea.com/2019/04/02/the-invading-sea-wins-national-journalism-award-for-editorial-leadership/?fbclid=IwAR1J31GBBvsClzS3udyjsusA_d_Ybx3lufWCTfcS-dd31Bg6vBqZgpS4fuI

Last time CO2 levels were this high, there were trees at the South Pole https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/03/south-pole-tree-fossils-indicate-impact-of-climate-change

Iceberg History May Explain Climate Change http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/19387/20190330/iceberg-history-may-explain-climate-change.htm

It’s raining on Greenland’s ice sheet. That’s a big problem https://grist.org/article/its-raining-on-greenlands-ice-sheet-thats-a-big-problem/

Insurers slam budget’s ‘short-sighted’ climate measures https://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/insurers-slam-budget-s-short-sighted-climate-measures-20190403-p51a93

7 American cities that could disappear by 2100 https://www.businessinsider.com.au/american-cities-disappear-sea-level-rise-2100-2019-3?

Great Lakes are rapidly warming, likely to trigger more flooding and extreme weather https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/great-lakes-climate-warming-1.5065922

 

Disaster risk reduction

‘Breaches Everywhere’: Flooding Bursts Midwest Levees, and Tough Questions Follow https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/31/us/midwest-floods-levees.html

New Report Calls for Different Approaches to Predict and Understand Urban Flooding http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=25381#.XJ5VP1vLYEI.twitter

The multibillion disaster centered in Nebraska will spread this spring https://earther.gizmodo.com/how-historic-flooding-in-the-midwest-could-fuel-the-gul-1833615535?IR=T

Answer to Missouri River flood control found in serene waters of Cora Island https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/tony-messenger/messenger-answer-to-missouri-river-flood-control-found-in-serene/article_9706ea70-8f4b-5590-ab17-28dd87631fc4.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

The Mocoa Debris Flow: an analysis of the causes and effects https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/03/29/mocoa-debris-flow/

Colombia: Merged satellite, ground data may forecast volcanic eruptions https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64529

An Update from 100 Resilient Cities http://100resilientcities.org/update-from-100rc/

Earthquake safety law could put California’s hospitals in ‘financial distress,’ report warns https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article228588474.html

California Earthquake Early Warning System Gets an Early Test https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/California-Earthquake-Early-Warning-System-Gets-an-Early-Test.html

Large volcanic eruptions can alter hurricane strength and frequency https://phys.org/news/2019-04-large-volcanic-eruptions-hurricane-strength.html

Corps studies improving New Orleans levees to keep pace with hurricane flood risk https://www.nola.com/environment/2019/04/corps-studies-improving-new-orleans-levees-to-keep-pace-with-hurricane-flood-risk.html

An Unmitigated Disaster: Shifting from Response and Recovery to Mitigation for an Insurable Future https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s13753-019-0214-0?

The Face of Disasters 2019 http://www.seedsindia.org/faceofdisasters/

Asia must prioritize disaster resilience in face of growing risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/64601?platform=hootsuite

A ‘seiche’ wave can outpace a tsunami, and both can be triggered by meteorites and earthquakes https://theconversation.com/a-seiche-wave-can-outpace-a-tsunami-and-both-can-be-triggered-by-meteorites-and-earthquakes-114753

Using Drones to Improve Flood Forecasts https://www.uasvision.com/2019/04/04/using-drones-to-improve-flood-forecasts/

Limitations of FEMA flood maps https://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com/flood-events-topics/limitations-of-fema-flood-maps-credit-science

 

Emergency Management

In major change, feds could pay less to victims https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060131529

Puerto Rican families fled Hurricane Maria’s destruction to Panama City. Months later, Michael struck https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-hurricane-survivors-maria-michael-20190328-story,amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

Dramatic drone footage reveals Cyclone Idai’s devastating power https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/26/africa/mozambique-drone-footage-cyclone-idai-intl/index.html

Governments meet in Fiji to address displacement caused by disasters and climate change in Pacific island States https://reliefweb.int/report/world/governments-meet-fiji-address-displacement-caused-disasters-and-climate-change-pacific

The National Disaster Resilience Strategy sets New Zealand’s vision and long-term goals for civil defence emergency management https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/cdem-sector/plans-and-strategies/proposed-national-disaster-resilience-strategy/

The role of businesses in community recovery https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/64528

According To Satellite Data, “At Least 1 Million Acres Of U.S. Farmland” Have Been Devastated By Floods https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/according-to-satellite-data-at-least-1-million-acres-of-u-s-farmland-have-been-devastated-by-floods.html

‘We have lost everything’: Afghans describe deadly floods https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/south-central-asia/227120-afghanistan-deadly-floods-aftermath-march-2019

Iran Estimates Agricultural Losses from Floods at $180 Million https://www.voanews.com/a/iran-estimates-agricultural-losses-from-floods-at-180-million/4854788.html

Flood-hit Territory cattle station owner calls for government support https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-31/cattle-station-inundated-cyclone-trevor-nt-government-assistance/10956714?smid=ABCRural-Twitter_Organic&WT.tsrc=Twitter_Organic&sf210191675=1

Townsville flooding crisis leaves almost 1,000 homeless two months on https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-02/townsville-flooding-leaves-a-thousand-homeless-two-months-on/10959250

Record Floods in Iran Kill 62, Cause Over $1 Billion in Damage https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Record-Floods-Iran-Kill-62-Cause-Over-1-Billion-Damage

The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park acts as a central base of operations for disaster prevention in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area http://www.ktr.mlit.go.jp/showa/tokyorinkai/english/index.htm

Flood toolkit for public health and emergency response https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p0/p00631.pdf

Cyclone Idai: After the Storm https://dec.shorthandstories.com/cyclone-idai-after-the-storm/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Don’t panic, but ‘The Big One’ podcast helps us face the crazy quake that’s on the way https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-ca-st-big-one-podcast-20190329-story.html

Coping With Distress after International Disasters: Tips & Resources for Individuals, Families & Communities https://www.vibrant.org/coping-with-distress-after-international-disasters-tips-resources-for-individuals-families-communities/

The Art of Resilience Exhibition https://www.gfdrr.org/en/art-of-resilience

Social media can help identify evacuation patterns https://wildfiretoday.com/2019/04/01/social-media-can-help-identify-evacuation-patterns/

A continual challenge for preparedness and response leaders is communicating their story. Here’s some hints. https://soundcloud.com/harvard/whats-your-story?in=harvard/sets/leader-readycast

Crowdsourcing speeds up earthquake monitoring https://phys.org/news/2019-04-crowdsourcing-earthquake.html

“What makes the #SafePlaceSelfie campaign so powerful is its simple message and call to action” https://www.noaa.gov/stories/where-will-you-be-on-safeplaceselfie-day

 

Disaster psychology

Flooding can take toll on mental health https://www.ksnblocal4.com/content/news/Flooding-can-take-toll-on-mental-health-507856721.html

New book: ‘Disaster Mental Health Case Studies’ https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351252256

Conflicting cues with emergency warnings impacts protective action http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/59?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=haznote59

 

Sociology and Disasters

Time to enhance global support to the most vulnerable communities https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/politics-climate-change/news/time-enhance-global-support-the-most-vulnerable-communities-1722937

Charting the new norm? Local leadership in the first 100 days of the Sulawesi earthquake response https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/64520

More socially aware, community-based urban planning https://thecityfix.com/blog/socially-aware-planning-key-building-sustaining-communities-hillary-smith/

When Storms Hit Cities, Poor Areas Suffer Most https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-storms-hit-cities-poor-areas-suffer-most/?amp

Flattened by Hurricane Michael, Florida Town Tries to Stave Off Big Development https://www.wsj.com/articles/flattened-by-hurricane-michael-florida-town-tries-to-stave-off-big-development-11554296401?

Today in disaster resilience (8 March 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Australia bushfires: Homes destroyed in Victoria https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-australia-47434599/australia-bushfires-homes-destroyed-in-victoria

At least 20 people including children were killed in southern Afghanistan by flash floods https://tribune.com.pk/story/1921735/3-flash-floods-afghanistan-kill-least-20/

Massive floods hit Israel and Jordan after more than a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2019/03/02/extreme-rainfall-flood-israel-jordan-february-2019/

Early Flooding Along the Mississippi https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/144598/early-flooding-along-the-mississippi

Death toll from Alabama tornado rises to 23 https://apnews.com/f56c0cfa812d408fbc66ae3d63d1aaf3?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

Heavy rain and snow hit Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, leaving more than 50 people dead https://watchers.news/2019/03/05/pakistan-afghanistan-iran-floods-march-2019/

Destructive tornadoes rip through Talbotton and Cairo, Georgia https://watchers.news/2019/03/04/albotton-cairo-georgia-tornado-damage-march-3-2019/

Explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico https://watchers.news/2019/03/05/explosions-at-popocatepetl-volcano-mexico/

Huge hailstorm and severe flooding hits areas of Joburg https://rosebankkillarneygazette.co.za/248128/huge-hailstorm-severe-flooding-hits-areas-joburg/

California wine country flooding leaves thousands of homes and businesses damaged http://www.liveinsurancenews.com/california-wine-country-flooding-leaves-thousands-of-homes-and-businesses-damaged/8546614/

Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Mar 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Barren Island, Karangetang https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/76429/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-7-Mar-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Barren-Island-Karangetang-Du.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A recent court ruling could signal a new direction for Australian climate law https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/climate-change-in-court

California’s Wildfires Burn Through America’s Climate Illusions https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-03-01/california-s-wildfires-show-we-ll-all-pay-for-climate-change

Resilience and Adaptation Strategies Can Address the Impacts of Climate Change https://www.rand.org/blog/rand-review/2019/02/resilience-and-adaptation-strategies-can-address-the.html?adbid=1102588515517255680&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453&adbsc=social_20190304_2711881

Humans cause climate change. Do we just need fewer humans? https://grist.org/article/humans-cause-climate-change-do-we-just-need-fewer-humans/?utm_campaign=RebelMouse&share_id=4440003&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=Daily%20Climate

Climate change is the world’s biggest threat, according to a new global survey https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/02/climate-change-seen-as-top-threat-in-global-survey

One of the most northerly communities in the world, Tuktoyaktuk in Canada’s Northwest Territories, is fighting a losing battle against climate change http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2019/03/01/the-not-so-slowly-disappearing-arctic-shores/

Rising Seas Soaked Home Owners for $16 Billion over 12 Years https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/rising-seas-soaked-home-owners-for-16-billion-over-12-years/?amp

Wildfires, Flooding and Droughts Could Make Climate Change an Issue. Some Are Pushing for It to Be the Top One http://time.com/5543102/2020-election-climate-change/

UK shows how climate action done, with cuts to emissions for six years in a row https://reneweconomy.com.au/uk-shows-how-climate-action-done-with-cuts-to-emissions-for-six-years-in-a-row-86614/

Climate change: Satellite fix safeguards Antarctic data https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47461199

The Silencing Of The Climate Emergency, And What We Should Do About It https://newmatilda.com/2019/03/05/silencing-climate-emergency/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Scientists struck by New Zealand’s vanishing postcard glaciers https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12210155

Rainfall Is Triggering More Melting on the Greenland Ice Sheet, Study Finds https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07032019/greenland-ice-sheet-melting-rain-increase-climate-change-sea-level-rise-feedback-loop

Australia’s ‘angriest summer’: 200 records broken and fruit cooking on trees https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-s-angriest-summer-200-records-broken-and-fruit-cooking-on-trees

The other kind of climate denialism https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/the-other-kind-of-climate-denialism

How Global Warming Changes the Difficulty of Synoptic Weather Forecasting https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018GL081856

 

Disaster risk reduction

Science For a Risky World https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/science-for-a-risky-world-a-conversation-with-kristin-ludwig-and-dave-ramsey?

Italy Allows Illegal Homes to Be Rebuilt, Earthquake Zone or Not https://www.wsj.com/articles/italy-allows-illegal-homes-to-be-rebuilt-earthquake-zone-or-not-11551524445

An evidence-based urban DRR strategy for informal settlements https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/DPM-08-2018-0263

200,000 People Go Into California’s Volcanic Hazard Zones Every Day https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2019/03/03/200000-people-encounter-californias-volcanic-hazard-zones-every-day/#50035ce76193

Is Haiti better prepared for disasters, nine years on from the 2010 earthquake? https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/01/1030342

Townsville floods show cities that don’t adapt to risks face disaster https://theconversation.com/townsville-floods-show-cities-that-dont-adapt-to-risks-face-disaster-112607

Flood-prone cities like Houston may need to start buying people out, study says https://thinkprogress.org/property-buyouts-flood-resilience-climate-change-study-harvey-texas-93f7ec841fa6/

Thames-style tidal barrier could prevent Bristol floods https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-47399897

‘Well-oiled’ flood-fighting machine will protect Winnipeg this spring, expert say https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-spring-flooding-1.5038996

Latest North Bay disaster underscores growing need for flood insurance https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/9331124-181/latest-north-bay-flood-underscores

Current and emerging disaster risks perceptions in Oceania: key stakeholders recommendations for disaster management and resilience building https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/63883

Assessing the performance of global hydrological models for capturing peak river flows in the Amazon Basin https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/hess-2019-44/

Harnessing the GPS Data Explosion for Interdisciplinary Science https://eos.org/project-updates/harnessing-the-gps-data-explosion-for-interdisciplinary-science

Wildfire risk in California no longer coupled to winter precipitation https://phys.org/news/2019-03-north-pacific-jet-stream-moisture.html

Study Proposes Gates to Close Inlets, Curb Back Bay Flooding https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-jersey/articles/2019-03-01/slamming-the-door-on-back-bay-flooding-report-eyes-gates?src=usn_tw

Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Housing Development in Keko Machungwa https://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=90583

Small flank failure of Anak Krakatau Volcano caused catastrophic December 2018 Indonesian tsunami https://eartharxiv.org/u965c?fbclid=IwAR3Jimk0c6y88LewO-HGO5MudCj4WXaEQkJYyTGnLIwRPmEGRDxpc7yzLjU

Researchers study Alaska forest fires over past 450 years https://phys.org/news/2019-03-alaska-forest-years.html

Preparing for extreme weather in Europe https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/preparing-extreme-weather.html

Europe’s flood risk is linked to atmospheric ‘seesaw’ https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00727-4

European Commission reviews progress made in water quality and flood risk management https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/commission-reviews-progress-made-water-quality-and-flood-risk-management-2019-feb-26_en

Tornadoes in the Southeast are getting worse — and they’re often the deadliest https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/05/us/dixie-alley-tornadoes-southeast-wxc/index.html

Preparing for the Era of Disasters https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/preparing-for-the-era-of-disasters/

Historical background and current developments for mapping burned area from satellite Earth observation https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425719300689

N.J. coastal towns face nearly $1.6B in annual damage from sea rise, flooding, storms, report finds https://www.philly.com/science/climate/new-jersey-climate-change-sea-rise-trump-army-corps-20190304.html

New Jersey’s Lost Valley Tells The Story Of Government Home Buyouts https://www.npr.org/2019/03/06/700625573/new-jerseys-lost-valley-tells-the-story-of-government-home-buyouts

Highways & Floodways https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/highways-floodways-david-skuodas/?published=t

The Forest Service is working with tribes to manage wildfires https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/03/forest-service-works-with-tribes-to-manage-fire/

Anthropogenic changes of the landscape and natural hazards https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/nh/2019/03/06/anthropogenic-changes-of-the-landscape-and-natural-hazards/

Frontiers 2018/19: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/frontiers-201819-emerging-issues-environmental-concern

£46bn needed for future flood protection in UK https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/46bn-needed-for-future-flood-protection-in-uk/10040518.article

A retrospective look at Townsville flooding in February 2019 https://www.jbarisk.com/flood-services/event-response/a-retrospective-of-townsville-flooding/

Oxford one of the worst affected areas for flooding in UK https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17481360.oxford-one-of-the-worst-affected-areas-for-flooding-in-uk/

Flood risk analysis & flood warning systems for Malaysia https://www.ambientalrisk.com/flood-risk-analysis-flood-warning-systems-malaysia/

 

Emergency Management

Building Cultures of Preparedness https://training.fema.gov/hiedu/docs/latest/2019_cultures_of_preparedness_report_10.22.18%20final.pdf

This capacity building toolkit addresses the needs of older adults and those with disability in planning for and responding to emergencies https://www.naccho.org/uploads/downloadable-resources/Capacity-Building-Toolkit-for-Aging-and-Disability-Networks-2-5-19.pdf

Miracle cat survives raging Russian River to return home, embody the spirit of Guerneville https://www.sfgate.com/weather/article/cat-survive-floodwaters-russian-river-guerneville-13655784.php

Gov. Newsom declares state of emergency after Russian River flooding https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Flooding-recedes-after-atmospheric-river-dumps-13652268.php

Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil: Vale mine chief resigns https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47432134

Still waiting to rebuild after 8 years http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0005580016

A pre-evacuation database for use in egress simulations https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379711218302212?dgcid=author

Nearly all tornadoes are survivable, so why are people still dying? https://grist.org/article/nearly-all-tornadoes-are-survivable-so-why-are-people-still-dying/

141 days after Hurricane Michael, here are the people living in tents https://www.newsherald.com/news/20190302/141-days-after-hurricane-michael-here-are-people-living-in-tents

Fire and emergency services professional development https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/prodev/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Homeowner’s Handbook provides useful tips regarding readiness for natural hazards that may affect Hawaii http://seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/homeowners-handbook-to-prepare-for-natural-hazards/

Your experience can help others cope with flooding https://worcesterobserver.co.uk/news/your-experience-can-help-others-cope-with-flooding/

How To Get Ready For The Next Big Earthquake. You Asked, We Answered https://laist.com/2019/03/01/earthquake_prep_readiness_big_one.php?fbclid=IwAR2F8Xiz5dptuf9a8L_8C0liS87v-skOgI0DtKvgN946MXI9wgZHD9CfBbM

Increasing Flood Risk Awareness Through A Real Estate Professional Training Program https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/flood-risk.html

South Australians don’t see heatwaves as serious events and warnings https://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/news105202.html

 

Psychology and Disasters

Russell Dynes, his research was foundational to understanding human behavior in disaster https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/russell-dynes-an-incredible-legacy?

Trauma and Resilience After Deadly Alabama Tornado https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hope-resilience/201903/trauma-and-resilience-after-deadly-alabama-tornado

A Provisional Conceptual Model of Human Behavior in Response to Wildland-Urban Interface Fires https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10694-019-00821-z

Mental models for conservation research and practice https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/conl.12642

 

Sociology and Disasters

How do natural hazards affect participation in voluntary association? The social impacts of disasters in Japanese society https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329022102_How_do_natural_hazards_affect_participation_in_voluntary_association_The_social_impacts_of_disasters_in_Japanese_societyBeyond ‘just’ flood risk management: the potential for—and limits to—alleviating flood disadvantage https://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/619096/

How Federal Disaster Money Favors The Rich https://www.npr.org/2019/03/05/688786177/how-federal-disaster-money-favors-the-rich?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190305

Today in disaster resilience (22 February 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Heavy rain hits parts of Zimbabwe, breaks 42-year-old record, 60 gold miners feared dead https://watchers.news/2019/02/16/heavy-rain-hits-parts-of-zimbabwe-breaks-42-year-old-record-60-gold-miners-feared-dead/

Heavy rain results in flooding, above average crashes and high-water rescues around the Las Vegas valley, Nevada https://watchers.news/2019/02/15/heavy-rain-results-in-flooding-above-average-crashes-and-high-water-rescues-around-the-las-vegas-valley-nevada/

Deep M6.4 earthquake hits New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2019/02/17/deep-m6-4-earthquake-hits-new-ireland-region-papua-new-guinea/

Zimbabwe – Floods Leave 2 Dead in Masvingo Province http://floodlist.com/africa/zimbabwe-floods-masvingo-province-february-2019

Greece – 4 Missing After Flash Floods in Crete http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-flash-floods-crete-february-2019

Tropical Cyclone Oma to batter New Caledonia into midweek, New Zealand and Australia on alert https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/tropical-cyclone-oma-to-batter-new-caledonia-into-midweek-new-zealand-and-australia-on-alert/70007479

Chile – 6 Dead, Hundreds of Homes Destroyed After Floods in North http://floodlist.com/america/chile-floods-arica-tarapaca-antofagasta-february-2019

Ecuador – Floods in Los Ríos and Pastaza Provinces http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-los-rios-pastaza-february-2019

King tide, supermoon and Cyclone Oma cause flooding in Brisbane city suburbs, with more at risk https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/kind-tide-supermoon-and-cyclone-oma-cause-flooding-in-brisbane-city-suburbs-with-more-at-risk/news-story/78724933b81e0028e1eea0874616268f

Floods destroyed 346 homes, severely damaged 427, Chile https://watchers.news/2019/02/20/floods-destroyed-346-homes-severely-damaged-427-chile/

Dhaka fire that killed 80 raises questions over chemical stores https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/21/dhaka-fire-more-than-50-die-in-apartments-used-as-chemical-store?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Four dead from flash flood in Pakistan https://www.suchtv.pk/pakistan/balochistan/item/82494-four-killed-70-disappeared-in-balochistan-flash-flooding-as-emergency-declared.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Feb 2019: Etna volcano, Karymsky, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/75607/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Feb-2019-Etna-volcano-Karymsky-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Turr.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Sharp rise in methane levels threatens world climate targets https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/17/methane-levels-sharp-rise-threaten-paris-climate-agreement?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

The planet is getting warmer in catastrophic ways. And fear may be the only thing that saves us https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/opinion/sunday/fear-panic-climate-change-warming.html

‘If not us, who?’ Failure of representation drives youth climate strike https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/02/14/not-us-failure-representation-drives-youth-climate-strike/

UN announces roadmap to Climate Summit in 2019, a ‘critical year’ for climate action https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1032801

6 Compelling Reasons Climate Change Might Be A National Emergency https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/02/15/6-compelling-reasons-climate-change-might-be-a-national-emergency/#97d93e544c93

New Zealand: The cascading impacts of climate change: New research released https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/63712

Storm-Lashed South Carolina Reassesses Global Warming https://www.necn.com/news/national-international/Storm-Floods-South-Carolina-Reassesses-Global-Warming-Climate-Change-505957031.html

Hard-hit by climate change, Bangladesh finds solution in floating gardens https://www.dw.com/en/hard-hit-by-climate-change-bangladesh-finds-solution-in-floating-gardens/a-47304742

Pacific Regional Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance study underway https://ehs.unu.edu/media/press-releases/pacific-regional-climate-risk-adaptation-and-insurance-study-underway.html

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change, 2 ed. https://bookstore.ametsoc.org/catalog/book/thinking-persons-guide-climate-change-0

How climate change can make catastrophic weather systems linger for longer https://theconversation.com/how-climate-change-can-make-catastrophic-weather-systems-linger-for-longer-111832

‘See today, but remember tomorrow’ https://stories.undp.org/coasts-at-risk?platform=hootsuite

A Climate for Change: Millennials, Science and the Humanities https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17524032.2018.1500927?tokenDomain=eprints&tokenAccess=m8QSwkJbkicEuv2z2CXg&forwardService=showFullText&doi=10.1080%2F17524032.2018.1500927&doi=10.1080%2F17524032.2018.1500927&journalCode=renc20

PNG, the largest of the Pacific Island Countries, faces multiple climate change-related challenges https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/kickoff-meeting-of-papua-new-guinea-crews-project

11 Things Climate Change ‘Dismissive’ People Say On Social Media https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/02/16/11-things-climate-change-dismissive-people-say-on-social-media/#1989413c15e4

‘Uninhabitable Earth’ Spotlights 3 Climate Change Misunderstandings https://www.npr.org/2019/02/19/695874069/-uninhabitable-earth-draws-attention-to-3-major-misunderstandings-about-climate

Staten Island’s five-mile seawall will move forward with federal funding https://ny.curbed.com/platform/amp/2019/2/19/18231726/staten-island-climate-change-flood-barrier-usace?__twitter_impression=true

Turning up the heat on Australian cities http://info.propertycouncil.com.au/property-australia-blog/turning-up-the-heat-on-australian-cities#.XGyDHYC50CY.twitter

Countdown to Calving at Brunt Ice Shelf https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/144563/countdown-to-calving-at-brunt-ice-shelf

Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can’t humans see the writing on the wall? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/15/florida-climate-change-coastal-real-estate-rising-seas

Australian headlines are designed to scare people into not acting on climate change https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/21/australian-headlines-are-designed-to-to-scare-people-into-not-acting-on-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

The science/culture blend in climate science https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/02/the-science-culture-blend-in-climate-science/

West Bengal’s climate change conundrum Part II: Changing rainfall patterns have left Kolkata vulnerable to flooding; here’s why https://www.firstpost.com/india/west-bengals-climate-change-conundrum-part-ii-changing-rainfall-patterns-have-left-kolkata-vulnerable-to-flooding-heres-why-6112851.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

“These owners won’t sell after the first flood; they think they have another 99 years to go” https://www.statesman.com/zz/news/20190216/climate-change-means-more-floods-great-and-localized

A Survey of Disaster Risk and Resilience in Small Island States https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330939612_A_Survey_of_Disaster_Risk_and_Resilience_in_Small_Island_States

Dozens of flood-resistant doors fitted in the wake of Storm Desmond have broken https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-47203766

Surveying soil from the sky: Can satellites predict droughts and floods? https://wle.cgiar.org/thrive/2018/01/22/surveying-soil-sky-can-satellites-predict-droughts-and-floods

Brief, Repetitive Floods in Coastal Cities Cause Economic Losses https://eos.org/articles/brief-repetitive-floods-in-coastal-cities-cause-economic-losses

When floods cross borders, satellite data can help https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/63720

Over 350,000 Surinamese to benefit from flood risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/63703

Why do people live near active volcanoes? https://earther.gizmodo.com/why-so-many-people-choose-to-live-near-active-volcanoes-1832649751?IR=T

Great Barrier Reef coral at risk of bleaching from Queensland flood waters https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/18/great-barrier-reef-coral-at-risk-of-bleaching-from-queensland-flood-waters

The Meteorological Culprits Behind Strange and Deadly Floods https://eos.org/research-spotlights/the-meteorological-culprits-behind-strange-and-deadly-floods

The Disaster Risk, Global Change, and Sustainability Nexus https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/4/957

Texas City’s Flood Sensors Aim to Protect Life and Auto http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Texas-Citys-Flood-Sensors-Aim-to-Protect-Life-and-Auto.html

£67.4 million Ipswich tidal flood barrier officially opened https://www.gov.uk/government/news/674-million-ipswich-tidal-flood-barrier-officially-opened

Improving forecasting of flooding from intense rainfall through interdisciplinary research http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/weather-and-climate-at-reading/2019/improving-forecasting-of-flooding-from-intense-rainfall-through-interdisciplinary-research/

Nine minutes to flee: Parramatta’s ‘catastrophic’ flash-flooding warning https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/nine-minutes-to-flee-parramatta-s-catastrophic-flash-flooding-warning-20190214-p50xtv.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1550525729

Topographic Controls on the Extension and Retraction of Flowing Streams https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018GL081799

To build or not build: that is the Townsville question https://riskfrontiers.com/to-build-or-not-build-that-is-the-townsville-question/

Simulation of Daily Extreme Precipitation Over the United States in the CMIP5 30-yr Decadal Prediction Experiment https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0057.1

The government of Kenya is striving to put in place appropriate legislation, policies and strategies to increase the resilience and safety of the built environment https://www.gfdrr.org/en/feature-story/building-regulations-resilience-kenya

In living memory, geologists believed that the Earth was slowly shrivelling, little guessing how vibrantly alive it truly is https://aeon.co/essays/when-geology-left-solid-ground-how-mountains-came-to-be

If lawmakers won’t act, homebuilders and landlords must disclose flood risks https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/columnists/tomlinson/article/If-lawmakers-will-not-act-home-builders-and-13608197.php

Rare mega storm could overwhelm Los Angeles area, cause huge damage, experts say https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/rare-mega-storm-could-overwhelm-los-angeles-area-cause-huge-damage-experts-say

Up to 16% of global commercial facilities affected by coastal flooding https://www.carbon-delta.com/coastal-flooding/

Townsville homes may become ‘uninsurable’ due to flooding from climate change https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/20/townsville-homes-may-become-uninsurable-due-to-flooding-from-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

Bridging the Weather-to-Climate Prediction Gap https://eos.org/project-updates/bridging-the-weather-to-climate-prediction-gap

Need for interdisciplinary working in flood forecasting https://hepex.irstea.fr/ffir-interdisplinary/

Are LA’s High-Rises Ready for the Big One? https://the-big-one.scpr.org/stories/skyscrapers.html?_ga=2.33414270.1778670150.1550599204-1795147219.1544228614

Engineering With Nature: An Atlas https://ewn.el.erdc.dren.mil/img/atlas/ERDC-EL_SR-18-8_Ebook_file.pdf

Strategic approach to capacity development for implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: a vision of risk-informed sustainable development by 2030 https://www.unisdr.org/we/inform/publications/58211

The Limits of Earthquake Early Warning Accuracy and Best Alerting Strategy https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-39384-y

 

Emergency Management

Teddy’s reopens after destructive flood https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/teddy-s-reopens-after-destructive-flood-1.4300428

Firefighters get new tool for predicting wildfire danger https://wildfiretoday.com/2019/02/14/firefighters-get-new-tool-for-predicting-wildfire-danger/

Science in Puerto Rico Still Recovering After Hurricane Maria https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/science-in-puerto-rico-still-recovering-after-hurricane-maria-65479

Mangaung municipality begins clean up after devastating floods http://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/mangaung-municipality-begins-clean-up-after-devastating-floods/

Inquest to be held over deaths in custody during Townsville floods https://www.sbs.com.au/news/inquest-to-be-held-over-deaths-in-custody-during-townsville-floods

Extreme weather to blame for 2017 Lake Ontario flood, board concludes https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2018/06/21/lake-ontario-shoreline-flooding-2017-caused-extreme-rain-not-regulations-board-report/722182002/

Texas county begins using 911 tech to communicate with responders faster https://www.ems1.com/ems-products/technology/articles/393441048-Texas-county-begins-using-911-tech-to-communicate-with-responders-faster/

10 Strategies for Improving Emergency Management https://triecker.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/10-strategies-for-improving-emergency-management/

Flood-ravaged north-west Queenslanders urge BOM to fix radar ‘black spots’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-19/bom-radar-blackspot-concerns-after-qld-floods/10824146

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/

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed the cost of Queensland’s “summer of disasters” http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/premier-counts-disaster-costs

Why Brock Long’s Leadership at FEMA Will Be Missed https://www.hstoday.us/federal-pages/dhs/fema-dhs-federal-pages/perspective-why-brock-longs-leadership-at-fema-will-be-missed/

Dog Lost During California Wildfire Reunites With Family 101 Days Later https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dog-reunion-camp-fire-kingston_n_5c6d8558e4b0e37a1ed3f256

Canadian collaboration for flood risk awareness gains ground https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/canadian-collaboration-for-flood-risk-awareness-gains-ground-801556703.html

DOJ sues New York over FEMA claims related to Sandy https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/430838-doj-sues-new-york-over-fema-claims-related-to-sandy

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Legal and Financial Advice Must Be Part of Every Community’s Disaster Response Kit https://citylimits.org/2019/02/15/opinion-legal-and-financial-advice-must-be-part-of-every-communitys-disaster-response-kit/

Disaster management on Twitter https://telanganatoday.com/disaster-management-on-twitter

Social media usage patterns during natural hazards https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0210484

Photography Exhibition – ‘Perspectives of Disaster Risk’ https://www.irec2019.org/photos

Maitland Floods in 1864 https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2019/02/18/maitland-floods-1864/

Disaster Day, hosted by the Health Science Center, is the largest student-led interprofessional emergency response simulation in the country https://today.tamu.edu/2019/02/15/texas-am-simulates-a-disaster-to-train-students-in-emergency-response/?platform=hootsuite

Help us shape bushfire management strategies in your area https://engage.vic.gov.au/bushfire-planning

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm shows video games can make us think seriously about climate change https://theconversation.com/civilization-vi-gathering-storm-shows-video-games-can-make-us-think-seriously-about-climate-change-111791?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1550503278

What defending my home during Tasmania’s bushfires taught me about disaster reporting https://www.abc.net.au/news/about/backstory/news-coverage/2019-02-19/what-i-learnt-about-disaster-reporting-during-tasmanias-fires/10824560

Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/BOSE/Citizen_Science/index.htm

Waters Rising- CFP special issue of Green Letters on floods https://www.easlce.eu/waters-rising-cfp-special-issue-of-green-letters-on-floods/

In disasters, Twitter influencers get out-tweeted https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190213142654.htm

Monitoring Volcanoes and Magma Movements https://www.edx.org/course/monitoring-volcanoes-and-magma-movements

Thinking about resilience in the face of severe weather events https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish/stopping-library-snowy-evening

 

Sociology and Disasters

How Natural Disasters Can Spur Gentrification https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/02/gentrification-causes-new-orleans-natural-disasters-hurricane-katrina/582499/

Stakeholders’ Perspectives of Social Capital in Informing the Development of Neighborhood-Based Disaster Resilience Measurements https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1936724419827987

Yellow River Floods And The Collapse Of Chinese Dynasties https://sciencetrends.com/yellow-river-floods-and-the-collapse-of-chinese-dynasties/

Today in disaster resilience (25 January 2019)

disaster

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Jeneberang river overflows, killing 6 and leaving 10 missing – Sulawesi, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2019/01/22/jeneberang-river-overflows-killing-6-and-leaving-10-missing-sulawesi-indonesia/

Strong explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico https://watchers.news/2019/01/23/strong-explosion-at-popocatepetl-volcano-mexico/

Madagascar – Several Dead After Floods and Landslides Cause Buildings to Collapse in Antananarivo http://floodlist.com/africa/madagascar-floods-antananarivo-january-2019

Niger – Rising Rivers Cause Flooding in Tillaberi and Diffa Regions http://floodlist.com/africa/niger-flooding-tillaberi-diffa-january-2019

Burundi – Floods in Bujumbura Leave 10 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/burundi-floods-bujumbura-januarty-2019

Indonesia flood, landslide death toll rises to 30 https://www.emirates247.com/news/indonesia-flood-landslide-death-toll-rises-to-30-2019-01-24-1.678520

Flooding in Mozambique as Tropical Cyclone Desmond makes landfall https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/flooding-mozambique-tropical-cyclone-desmond-landfall-190122093541944.html

Large storm hitting central US, heading east with flooding rain, strong winds https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/US/large-storm-hitting-central-us-heading-east-flooding/story?id=60563606

South America – Further Flooding in Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia http://floodlist.com/america/flooding-argentina-uruguay-bolivia-january-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Jan 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/74113/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Jan-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Planchon-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Corporate America Is Getting Ready to Monetize Climate Change https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-22/muggy-disney-parks-downed-at-t-towers-firms-tally-climate-risk

Americans Increasingly Say Climate Change Is Happening Now https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22012019/climate-change-survey-impact-now-americans-extreme-weather-george-mason-yale

Extreme heatwave: 45C across South Australia as Tasmanian bushfires rage https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2019/jan/24/australia-extreme-heatwave-south-australia-45c-tasmania-bushfires-victoria-temperature-nsw-weather-forecast-live-news-updates?CMP=twt_gu

King tides viewing party showcases dangers of sea level rise http://www.thedailyworld.com/news/king-tides-viewing-party-showcases-dangers-of-sea-level-rise/

What does ’12 years to save the planet’ really mean? https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/what-does-12-years-save-planet-really-mean.html

We Need to Accept We’re Likely Underestimating the Climate Crisis https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a25990174/greenland-ice-melt-antarctica-climate-change-crisis/

We can’t save everything from climate change – here’s how to make choices https://theconversation.com/we-cant-save-everything-from-climate-change-heres-how-to-make-choices-108141?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Washed away: Rising water in R.I. begins to erode worth of coastal homes https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20190122/washed-away-rising-water-in-ri-begins-to-erode-worth-of-coastal-homes

Why the fate of this tiny Louisiana island is the world’s most important news story of 2019 http://www.philly.com/news/columnists/climate-change-accelerating-tips-isle-de-jean-charles-louisiana-rising-sea-level-20190124.html

Skye volcanic eruption ‘changed climate’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46986509

New study establishes causal link between climate, conflict, and migration https://phys.org/news/2019-01-causal-link-climate-conflict-migration.html

A two- to three-fold increase in heatwave activity in the United Kingdom since the late 19th century has been identified https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2019/01/22/two-to-three-fold-increase-in-heatwave-occurrence-and-severity-seen-directly-in-uk-temperature-records/

Near-term climate prediction coming of age, study shows https://phys.org/news/2019-01-near-term-climate-age.html

The battle on the frontline of climate change in Mali https://www.bbc.com/news/the-reporters-46921487

These U.S. Cities Are the Most at Risk From Rising Seas https://www.thestreet.com/personal-finance/real-estate/us-cities-most-in-danger-of-rising-seas-14839105

 

Disaster risk reduction

Climate Change Is Here and National Flood Insurance Reform Is Overdue, Fugate Says http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Climate-Change-Is-Here-and-National-Flood-Insurance-Reform-Is-Overdue-Fugate-Says.html

Improving Flood Risk Disclosure https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/digital-dialogues/improving-flood-risk-disclosure/

The new issue of Disaster Prevention and Management https://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/28/1

Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction Policies http://www.ilsileno.it/geographiesoftheanthropocene/e-book-releases/

Ancient Faults Amplify Intraplate Earthquakes https://eos.org/research-spotlights/ancient-faults-amplify-intraplate-earthquakes

Enhancing Weather, Climate, and Water Information Services across Central Asia http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2019/01/21/enhancing-weather-climate-and-water-information-services-across-central-asia

A New Tool for Studying Volcanic Eruptions Like Kīlauea https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-new-tool-for-studying-volcanic-eruptions-like-kilauea

Breaking the cycle of “flood-rebuild-repeat” http://blogs.law.columbia.edu/climatechange/2019/01/22/breaking-the-cycle-of-flood-rebuild-repeat-new-white-paper-from-the-sabin-center-and-the-natural-resources-defense-council/

China: Floods in northern parts cause US$5.7bn economic losses in 2018 http://www.asiainsurancereview.com/News/View-NewsLetter-Article?id=45452&Type=eDaily

Weather catastrophes drive majority of $225 billion economic cost of natural perils in 2018 – Aon catastrophe report https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/weather-catastrophes-drive-majority-of-225-billion-economic-cost-of-natural-perils-in-2018–aon-catastrophe-report-300781889.html

Building a more resilient Afghanistan https://medium.com/world-of-opportunity/building-a-more-resilient-afghanistan-2fb3b07b56d0

The old ways of dealing with fire no longer valid http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/blogpost/richard-thornton/2019/old-ways-dealing-fire-no-longer-valid?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=RTtasopedjan2019

Red Relief for a Japanese Volcano https://www.esri.com/en-us/maps-we-love/gallery/red-relief

How to Hurricane Map https://nation.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=3e04cf33cd9747f2b553e14b92a188b9

Inside China’s leading ‘sponge city’: Wuhan’s war with water https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jan/23/inside-chinas-leading-sponge-city-wuhans-war-with-water

An improved method for estimating the probability of extreme events https://phys.org/news/2019-01-method-probability-extreme-events.html

Advanced modelling techniques could improve how cities deal with floods http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2019/january/city-flood-planning.html

Homeowners falling behind growing threat of climate-related catastrophes: study https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/homeowners-falling-behind-growing-threat-of-climate-related-catastrophes-study-1.4258043

Floodplain Risk Management Guide: Incorporating 2016 Australian Rainfall and Runoff in studies https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/-/media/OEH/Corporate-Site/Documents/Water/Floodplains/floodplain-risk-management-guide-180527.pdf

Flood Forecasting Meets Machine Learning http://fathom.global/news/fathom-google

Recommendations made for developing a new Canadian flood resilience standard https://www.continuitycentral.com/index.php/news/resilience-news/3645-recommendations-made-for-developing-a-new-canadian-flood-resilience-standard

Emergency Management

Eerie Welsh ‘ghost town’ abandoned because it keeps flooding https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/21/eerie-welsh-ghost-town-abandoned-keeps-flooding-8369062/

The Shutdown Is Making The U.S. Less Prepared For Hurricane Season https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/01/the-shutdown-is-making-the-us-less-prepared-for-hurricane-season/

Senator Gardner proposes wildfire bill that could save firefighter lives https://www.nbc11news.com/content/news/504771291.html

2018: Extreme weather events affected 60m people https://www.unisdr.org/archive/63267

Preparedness against mobility disruption by floods https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718345388#

Study: Puerto Rico received slower, less ‘generous’ disaster aid than Texas, Florida https://thehill.com/latino/426497-puerto-rico-received-slower-less-generous-federal-disaster-aid-than-texas-florida

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

ResiliencebyDesign Research Innovation Lab http://crfrblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/resiliencebydesign-research-innovation.html

Those considering staying to defend their bush properties against fire must be “both physically and mentally” prepared — and even then they may lose the battle https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-23/bushfire-veteran-of-1967-nervous-as-tas-emergency-grows/10737610?smid=Page:%20ABC%20Hobart-Facebook_Organic&WT.tsrc=Facebook_Organic&sf206435495=1

PreparedBC: Guide for Apartments, Condos and Townhomes https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc-guides/preparedbc_condo_guide_2018.pdf

What makes a horror fire danger day? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-24/what-makes-a-horror-fire-danger-day/10685918

How WhatsApp, the enabler of fake news, helped save lives in Tamil Nadu after Cyclone Gaja https://scroll.in/magazine/905808/how-whatsapp-the-enabler-of-fake-news-helped-save-lives-in-tamil-nadu-after-cyclone-gaja

Online social network used in Vermont flood disaster recovery https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/24/18129437/front-porch-forum-vermont-social-network-listserv-local-online-community?fbclid=IwAR1OioMjGBBnqBnFyLkIt21MVN2cooBdQBPED1bnGkACFe3pUbckyTKQGjc

Building bridges between experts and the public: a comparison of two-way communication formats for flooding and air pollution risk https://www.geosci-commun.net/2/39/2019/

Consultation explores opportunities for flood and coastal erosion management at a local level https://www.gov.uk/government/news/consultation-explores-opportunities-for-flood-and-coastal-erosion-management-at-a-local-level

 

Sociology and Disasters

Special Issue: ‘The Making of Caribbean Not-so-Natural Disasters’, Alternautas, Vol. 5, Issue 2 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330579859_2018_Special_Issue_’The_Making_of_Caribbean_Not-so-Natural_Disasters’_Alternautas_Vol_5_Issue_2

Today in disaster resilience (21 September 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Typhoon lashes south China after killing dozens in Philippines https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/typhoon-mangkhut-china-1.4825728

Florence and Mangkhut: Two devastating storms https://www.bbc.com/weather/features/45536138

US storm damage seen from above https://news.sky.com/video/north-carolina-storm-damage-seen-from-above-11499531

Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally at Typhoon Ompong) triggered many landslides along its track https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/09/17/barangay-ucab-1/

Nigeria floods kill more than 100 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45546695

Typhoon Mangkhut leaves trail of destruction in China https://www.dw.com/en/typhoon-mangkhut-leaves-trail-of-destruction-in-china/a-45514612

Storm Helene hits parts of England and Scotland with 80mph gusts https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/storm-helene-hits-britain-with-winds-up-to-70mph-and-torrential-rain-a3938391.html

Death toll from landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut rises to 81, three days after it battered northern Luzon island https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/philippines-landslide-piece-180919203522369.html

The Largest Bushfire In California’s History Is Finally Out https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/09/the-largest-bushfire-in-californias-history-is-finally-out/

Colorado wildfire update: Heat, fall leaves and winds increase fire activity https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/19/colorado-wildfire-update-september-18/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=tw-denverpost

Storm Ali: Woman who died after caravan swept off cliff named; 67,000 remain without power https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/storm-ali-woman-who-died-after-caravan-swept-off-cliff-named-67000-remain-without-power-870067.html

Florence death toll rises to 32 as floodwaters linger in North Carolina https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/18/florence-death-toll-north-carolina-flooding

3 Dead, 6 missing after landslide in Thailand http://www.news4europe.eu/6350_world/5667413_3-dead-6-missing-after-landslide-in-thailand.html

Algeria – Deadly Flash Floods in Constantine and Tebessa http://floodlist.com/africa/algeria-flash-floods-constantine-tebessa-september-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Sep 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70663/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Sep-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Dukono-Reventador.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How climate change is ‘loading the dice’ for more perilous https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-climate-change-is-loading-the-dice-for-more-perilous-hurricanes

The vast majority of Americans think elected leaders should tackle the carbon crisis https://www.momscleanairforce.org/americans-climate-change-poll/

Hurricane Florence’s catastrophic flooding is a sign of what’s to come https://grist.org/article/hurricane-florences-catastrophic-flooding-is-a-sign-of-whats-to-come/?platform=hootsuite

Nigeria: Ocean Surge in Lagos and Coastal Areas https://allafrica.com/stories/201809160218.html

Scientists predict Tangier Island could be uninhabitable within 25 years https://psmag.com/magazine/the-countrys-first-climate-change-casualties

How climate change could cause more mega-storms like Super Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2164262/how-climate-change-could-cause-more-mega-storms-super-typhoon

Mean and extreme northwest Australian (NWA) summertime rainfall has increased significantly since 1950 https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/joc.5788

Limiting Warming to 2°C Would Prevent ‘Worldwide Increases’ in Heat-Related Deaths https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-heat-deaths-2604577771.html

Shade can ease heat, but one neighborhood finds trees are just part of the solution https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2018/09/18/shade-can-ease-phoenix-heat-but-trees-need-water-grow/1104865002/

Exploring challenges and opportunities to leveraging carbon removal strategies to help tackle climate change https://www.wri.org/our-work/project/carbon-removal

Yes, You Can Blame Bad Storms on Climate Change https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-09-16/extreme-weather-like-hurricanes-can-be-linked-to-climate-change

Climate change impacts on dam safety https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/18/2471/2018/

How climate change is driving global hunger https://www.axios.com/climate-change-global-hunger-united-nations-8a95b201-fb02-4ee7-92f3-8369eed6abf7.html

Tropics are widening as predicted by climate models, research finds https://news.iu.edu/stories/2018/09/iub/releases/17-tropics-widening-as-predicted-by-models.html

Scientists to study climate change impact on Kerala https://www.livemint.com/Politics/UbjFjGwTvVTlsT1LY79PlL/Scientists-to-study-climate-change-impact-on-Kerala.html

Amidst a rising sea-level crisis, staying resilient in New Orleans https://www.greenbiz.com/article/amidst-rising-sea-level-crisis-staying-resilient-new-orleans

What is the future for coastal freshwater wetlands in a changing climate? https://catchmenttocoast.org/2018/09/19/what-is-the-future-for-coastal-freshwater-wetlands-in-a-changing-climate/

A groundbreaking Hurricane Florence study could change how we think about climate https://grist.org/article/a-groundbreaking-hurricane-florence-study-could-change-how-we-think-about-climate/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Late payment as helpful as no insurance: Lessons from the Canterbury quakes https://www.nzherald.co.nz/personal-finance/news/article.cfm?c_id=12&objectid=12126421

Feds accepting applications to buy development rights for properties damaged by Irene, Sandy https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Feds-accepting-applications-to-buy-development-13227615.php?utm_campaign=twitter-desktop&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Chatham County may change flood-related building ordinance rules http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180916/chatham-county-may-change-flood-related-building-ordinance-rules

What if America had a Detective Agency for Disasters? https://www.wired.com/story/what-if-america-had-a-detective-agency-for-disasters/amp?__twitter_impression=true

What did really improve our meso‐scale hydrological model? A multi‐dimensional analysis based on real observations https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1029/2018WR022813

The complex business of predicting a flood https://fountainink.in/reportage/the-complex-business-of-predicting-a-flood

Florence flooding numbers https://www.axios.com/hurricane-florence-flooding-carolinas-rivers-rise-b2851e67-17e4-4a5d-95aa-6cdefacc4a45.html

Our building boom meets Mother Nature https://www.axios.com/our-building-boom-meets-mother-nature-1537217546-6ea5db98-ee4a-44a8-a5d3-daf455fecda7.html

The floodplains read like maps of economic inequality https://medium.com/s/story/slow-drip-hurricanes-floods-and-poverty-594226dd3eb6

Copernicus Sentinel maps Hurricane Florence flooding https://phys.org/news/2018-09-copernicus-sentinel-hurricane-florence.html

British tsunamis ‘happen much more often’ than thought https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45541721

In the Face of Disaster, Architects Are Redesigning Their Role https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/113893843/list/in-the-face-of-disaster-architects-are-redesigning-their-role/

Lessons from Mexico’s Earthquake Early Warning System https://eos.org/features/lessons-from-mexicos-earthquake-early-warning-system

Why are there so many fires burning the Top End black every year? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-18/why-are-there-so-many-fires-burning-the-top-end-black-every-year/10238998

Mitigating Flood Impacts With Resiliency Parks https://www.routefifty.com/management/2018/09/mitigating-flood-impacts-resiliency-parks/151388/

Evaluating life-safety risk for fieldwork on active volcanoes: the volcano life risk estimator (VoLREst), a volcano observatory’s decision-support tool https://appliedvolc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13617-018-0076-y

Why understanding disaster risk matters for sustainable development https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/why-understanding-disaster-risk-matters-sustainable-development?cid=SURR_TT_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Understanding Risk Balkans Conference https://understandrisk.org/event/urbalkans2018/

Call for applications: Host interesting side events at the GP2019 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/59660

Long before Florence, the city’s buyout program was helping residents leave flood-prone areas https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-19/charlotte-shows-how-to-beat-flooding

New study confirms monster volcano Katla is charging up for an eruption https://icelandmag.is/article/new-study-confirms-monster-volcano-katla-charging-eruption

The meteorology behind Hurricane Florence’s historic rain and flooding https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2018/09/19/meteorology-behind-hurricane-florences-historic-rain-flooding/?utm_term=.b6c209b69676

The Evolution of Earthquake Science http://magazine.ucla.edu/features/the-evolution-of-earthquake-science/

A tectonic squeeze may be loading three thrust faults beneath central Los Angeles http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/a-tectonic-squeeze-may-be-loading-three-thrust-faults-beneath-central-los-angeles-7749/

Building back better in Lao PDR http://www.la.undp.org/content/lao_pdr/en/home/presscenter/blog/2018/building-back-better-in-lao-pdr.html

Mexico City’s Architects of Destruction https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/09/mexico-city-earthquake-damage-building-codes/570679/

 

Emergency Management

Florence’s floodwaters may carry hidden dangers: Electrocution, injury and infection https://abcnews.go.com/Health/florences-floodwaters-carry-hidden-dangers-electrocution-injury-disease/story?id=57821307

In summer 2018, wildfires across western North America disrupted the lives of millions https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/videos/a-season-of-smoke?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=56908366

Transformation and innovation in the wake of devastation: an economic and disaster recovery plan for Puerto Rico https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60397

Why Counting The Number Of Dead After A Hurricane — Or Any Disaster — Matters https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/hurricane-maria-trump-death-count-florence-disaster_us_5b9c4aa0e4b013b0977adc57

From start to finish, Hurricane Florence behaved like no other https://www.news4jax.com/weather/hurricane/from-start-to-finish-hurricane-florence-behaved-like-no-other

Hurricane Florence Creating Housing Shortage for Displaced North Carolinians https://www.wsj.com/articles/hurricane-florence-creating-housing-shortage-for-displaced-north-carolinians-1537263001

1.7 million chickens drown as NC rivers swollen by Florence https://www.yahoo.com/news/1-7-million-chickens-drown-175600464.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=tw

Lack of flood insurance heaps misery on homeowners slammed by Hurricane Florence https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/09/16/florence-and-flood-insurance/1327854002/

Drone images of the Barangay Ucab landslide https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/09/18/barangay-ucab-landslide/

The Strongest Storm Of The Year Shook Southeast Asia This Weekend https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/09/the-strongest-storm-of-the-year-shook-southeast-asia-this-weekend/

Florence is the worst flood in East Coast history. Here’s how locals describe it. https://grist.org/article/florence-is-the-worst-flood-in-east-coast-history-heres-how-locals-describe-it/

New coastal flood warning schemes launch in Scotland https://stv.tv/news/north/1431031-new-coastal-flood-warning-schemes-launch-in-scotland/

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain https://www.apnews.com/5ec5de2d8cd448429b52e9146a4b8878

Hurricanes Irma and Maria: State of Recovery https://disasterphilanthropy.org/event/hurricanes-irma-and-maria-state-of-recovery/

Dry conditions prompt an earlier bushfire season https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/resources/hazardnewsedition/4946

One Year Later, Puerto Rico Is Not Ready for Another Hurricane https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/one-year-later-puerto-rico-not-ready-for-another-hurricane

A Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Is Pushed to Precipice https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-year-after-maria-puerto-rico-is-pushed-to-precipice-1537435802

Why The Way Hurricanes Are Classified Can Be Deceptive https://www.npr.org/2018/09/18/649274572/why-the-way-hurricanes-are-classified-can-be-deceptive

Inflatable veterinary field hospital launched ahead of South Australia’s fire season http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-19/inflatable-veterinary-hospital-to-help-thousands-in-bushfires/10281698

Battle-Tested Houstonians Help Hurricane Victims in The Carolinas https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/09/17/304453/battle-tested-houstonians-help-hurricane-victims-in-the-carolinas/?utm_source=twitter-share-article&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=hpm-share-link

Trump Visited Rain-Drenched North Carolina and It Went About as Well as You’d Expect https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/09/trump-visited-rain-drenched-north-carolina-and-it-went-about-as-well-as-youd-expect/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Enrico Quarantelli: He proved that disasters bring out the best in us https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/28/magazine/the-lives-they-lived-enrico-l-quarantelli.html

How to help people impacted by disasters http://www.disaster-ology.com/home/2017/8/26/-hurricane-harvey-how-to-help–8xpbg-7yf88-chgdy-rj7xm

Super Typhoon, Hurricane: What’s the Difference? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/09/super-typhoon-mangkhut-typhoons-vs-hurricanes/

Uncovering ‘Community’: Challenging an Elusive Concept in Development and Disaster Related Work http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4698/8/3/71

Combining role-play with interactive simulation to motivate informed climate action: Evidence from the World Climate simulation https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0202877

#NoNaturalDisasters http://drrd.org.uk/nonaturaldisasters/

A lesson from Hurricane Maria: Communicate! https://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2018/09/17/lesson-hurricane-maria-communicate?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

A learning review of Communications and Community Engagement during the Hurricane Maria Response in Dominica (2018) http://www.cdacnetwork.org/tools-and-resources/i/20180914160532-w9axq

Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network http://www.didrrn.net/

#NoNaturalDisasters – Journalist guidance https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wauOb1qVH3ID_YZOzkawhCYOROcybxaD3vIMg3DFNUs/edit

How journalists become first responders in a disaster https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2018/how-journalists-become-first-responders-during-a-natural-disaster/

What we need to do to prepare for bushfire season https://www.heraldsun.com.au/rendezview/what-we-need-to-do-to-prepare-for-bushfire-season/news-story/06322d11b0cfba5e93fe7b1b5a3c57b5

 

Disaster Psychology

Scientists weigh public’s emotional responses to climate risks https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/09/scientists-on-emotional-responses-to-climate-risks/

Hurricane kids: What Katrina taught us about saving Puerto Rico’s youngest storm victims https://theconversation.com/hurricane-kids-what-katrina-taught-us-about-saving-puerto-ricos-youngest-storm-victims-101509

‘Even the Best-Run Hurricane Shelters Can Be Highly Stressful’ https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/09/shelter-with-friends-family-hurricane-trauma/570703/

Psychologists explain our climate change anxiety https://thinkprogress.org/hurricanes-wildfires-heatwaves-climate-anxiety-what-psychologists-have-to-say-77a4c4ecaf3b/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Surfacing gender in disaster https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1764639

Hurricane Florence and the Displacement of African-Americans Along the Carolina Coast https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/us/african-americans-hurricane-florence-displacement.html

‘I can’t afford to leave my home’: evacuating too costly for some in path of Hurricane Florence https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/14/myrtle-beach-poorest-evacuating-costly-hurricane-florence?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Unequal Burden of Climate Change https://newrepublic.com/article/151269/hurricane-florence-typhoon-mangkhut-unequal-burden-climate-change

Escaping a major storm like Florence is tough. It’s even tougher when you’re broke http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-florence-poverty-20180916-story.html

 

Today in disaster resilience (3 August 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Indonesia earthquake: 14 dead after 6.4 quake hits tourist island of Lombok http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-29/indonesia-earthquake-leaves-thirteen-dead/10049006

Northeast Thailand in grip of severe floods http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30351031

Flooding in Scotland https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/2991501/scotland-weather-floods-rain-thunder-lightning/

Typhoon Jongdari Makes Landfall In Japan As The Nation Reels From Record Floods And Heat https://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2018/07/28/typhoon-jongdari-makes-landfall-in-japan-as-the-nation-reels-from-record-floods-and-heat/#6c7ec3f4bd55

Hundreds of Thais stranded on active volcano after quake hit Indonesia http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30351019

Current wildfires across North America https://atmosphere.copernicus.eu/charts/cams/fire-activity?time=2018072900,24,2018073000&projection=classical_north_america

Hospital submerged as floods hit India’s Bihar state https://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/hospital-submerged-as-floods-hit-india-s-bihar-state-1.2258695

Over 570 dead as monsoon rains flood India, country-wide monsoon deficiency remains at 5% https://watchers.news/2018/07/30/over-570-dead-as-monsoon-rains-flood-india-country-wide-monsoon-deficiency-remains-at-5/

California fires: 8 killed, 880+ structures destroyed and more than 37 000 people evacuated https://watchers.news/2018/07/30/california-fires-6-killed-880-structures-destroyed-and-more-than-37-000-people-evacuated/

Yamuna to hit 5-year-high in Delhi today, displaced families say they haven’t received relief https://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/yamuna-to-hit-5-year-high-in-delhi-on-tuesday-displaced-families-say-they-haven-t-received-relief/story-q9cvcjkLAlZD0MtoFcayGP.html

Assam floods: Two more people die as toll rises to 38 this year; almost 60,000 affected by torrential rains https://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-floods-two-more-people-die-as-toll-rises-to-38-this-year-almost-60000-affected-by-torrential-rains-4871601.html

Carr Fire becomes seventh most destructive California fire https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/31/us/carr-fire-california/index.html

Indonesia’s Krakatau Volcano Spits Lava Bombs and Boulders in Spectacular Eruption https://uk.news.yahoo.com/indonesias-krakatau-volcano-spits-lava-023751424.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw

A Swedish Train Station Flooded And People Turned It Into A Swimming Pool http://www.ladbible.com/funny/weird-a-swedish-train-station-flooded-and-it-was-turned-into-a-swimming-pool-20180731

Drone photos capture Australia’s worst drought in living memory https://twitter.com/i/moments/1024645596974657537

Flash floods threaten the East as fire danger persists out West https://abcnews.go.com/US/flash-floods-threaten-east-fire-danger-persists-west/story?id=56983098

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Aug 2018: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba, Sakurajima, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70004/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Aug-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba-Sakurajima-Saban.html

Myanmar floods claim 12 lives, forces 132,000 out of homes: Report https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/myanmar-floods-claim-12-lives-forces-132-000-out-of-homes-report/story-0Kwbw8Z34GKGToaMqliEtK.html

Colombia and Venezuela – Flooding Rivers Affect Thousands http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-venezuela-orinoco-river-floods-august-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Researchers proposed that night-time temperatures are more easily affected by an increase in greenhouse gases http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-19/nights-getting-hotter-climate-change-has-deadly-consequences/9985340

Will the Maritimes be insurable if climate change left unchecked? https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/climate-change/will-maritimes-insurable-climate-change-left-unchecked-1004135020/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extreme global weather is ‘the face of climate change’ says leading scientist https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/27/extreme-global-weather-climate-change-michael-mann

These Climate Change Photos From The Last 100 Years Will Shock You https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/heres-what-the-arctic-glaciers-look-like-after-100-years-of?utm_term=.km9bG0MmK#.evVmZBKay

‘In many places, people are preparing for the past or present climate. But this summer is the future.’ https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27072018/summer-2018-heat-wave-wildfires-climate-change-evidence-crops-flooding-deaths-records-broken

Experts Discuss Recent Heat Waves and Atmospheric Changes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atUpkiwURl8&lc=UgzsP9gQIUtlH15SgXd4AaABAg

Warming Arctic could be behind heatwave sweeping northern hemisphere https://www.newscientist.com/article/2174889-warming-arctic-could-be-behind-heatwave-sweeping-northern-hemisphere/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Science Says: Record heat, fires worsened by climate change https://apnews.com/a4255779e2b6461b9cc8dbf24ea4b96c

Using Critical Thresholds to Customize Climate Projections of Extreme Events to User Needs and Support Decisions https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-using-critical-thresholds

Climate change made 2018 European heatwave up to ‘five times’ more likely https://www.carbonbrief.org/climate-change-made-2018-european-heatwave-up-to-five-times-more-likely

Why Are Siberian Temperatures Plummeting While the Arctic Warms? https://eos.org/articles/why-are-siberian-temperatures-plummeting-while-the-arctic-warms

Climate Change: We’re Not Literally Doomed, but… https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/climate-change-were-not-literally-doomed-but/

We Should Never Have Called It Earth https://medium.com/@onbeing/we-should-never-have-called-it-earth-b613331fe76f

2018’s global heat wave is so pervasive it’s surprising scientists https://www.axios.com/global-heat-wave-stuns-scientists-as-records-fall-4cad71d2-8567-411e-a3f6-0febaa19a847.html

Using Data to Address Climate Challenges: 5 Takeaways from Sierra Leone and Tanzania http://www.wri.org/blog/2018/07/using-data-address-climate-challenges-5-takeaways-sierra-leone-and-tanzania?

The atmospheric response to sea-ice loss https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0243-5

Contrasting the Antarctic and Arctic Atmospheric Responses to Projected Sea Ice Loss in the Late Twenty-First Century https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0666.1?journalCode=clim

This coastal town’s battle against sea-level rise could offer lessons for others https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/this-coastal-towns-battle-against-sea-level-rise-could-offer-lessons-for-others/2018/07/26/8c7e43a2-8b6c-11e8-85ae-511bc1146b0b_story.html?utm_term=.86075d94c724

When The Weather Is Extreme, Is Climate Change To Blame? https://www.npr.org/2018/07/29/633203732/when-the-weather-is-extreme-is-climate-change-to-blame?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=socialThe Cascading Impacts of Climate Change https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/the-cascading-impacts-of-climate-change/

Droughts, heatwaves and floods: How to tell when climate change is to blame https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05849-9

California’s Death Valley Will Have The Hottest Month Ever Recorded On Earth https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/08/californias-death-valley-will-have-the-hottest-month-ever-recorded-on-earth/

China could face deadly heat waves due to climate change http://news.mit.edu/2018/china-could-face-deadly-heat-waves-due-climate-change-0731

Intense rainfall worse than expected under climate change modelling, meaning flash floods https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/technology/news-story/3140d07f359bcc0d1d90588afcb4fde9

The Met Office’s 4th annual State of the UK Climate report confirms 2017 was the 5th warmest year in a record dating back to 1910 https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2018/state-of-the-climate-2017

Climate Change and the Emergency Management Sector https://files-em.em.vic.gov.au/public/EMV-web/AFAC-Climate-Change-Discussion-3July2018FINAL.pdf

As the UK swelters, government plan for extreme heat is criticised http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/07/20/uk-swelters-government-plan-extreme-heat-criticised/

Climate change: second UK national adaptation programme (2018 to 2023) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/climate-change-second-national-adaptation-programme-2018-to-2023

Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans https://phys.org/news/2018-08-scientists-climate-oceans.html

Grim report card for planet ranks 2017 one of hottest years in recorded history https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/01/world/state-of-the-climate-2017-noaa-wxc/index.html

2017 State of the Climate: Highlights https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/state-climate-highlights/2017

Saving Earth: Don’t Fall Into Climate Change Fatalism https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-gleick-new-york-times-climate-change_us_5b61fafbe4b0b15aba9f3959?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Sydney and large regions of eastern Australia posted their hottest July on record https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/balmy-august-start-for-sydney-after-record-july-heat-as-big-dry-grows-20180801-p4zurr.html

Climate Change Could Supercharge Threat of Antibiotic Resistance: Study https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-antibiotic-resistance-2572071872.html

New guidebook on climate risk assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation https://www.unbonn.org/node/13162

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html

An Optimist’s Guide to Solving Climate Change and Saving the World https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3kyp8y/an-optimists-guide-to-solving-climate-change-and-saving-the-world

Physiographic influences on dense shelf-water cascading down the Antarctic continental slope https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001282521830031X

Scientists aren’t impressed with New York Times’ new story on climate change https://thinkprogress.org/scientists-slam-new-york-times-climate-story-for-whitewashing-role-of-big-oil-and-gop-63fbc3a85b09/

Can Fiction Change People’s Minds About Climate Change? https://chireviewofbooks.com/2018/07/24/the-honey-farm-harriet-alida-lye-interview/

Implications of transforming climate change risks into security risks https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-04-2018-0121?journalCode=dpm

How Climate Change Ignites Wildfires From California to South Africa https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-wildfires-2573967514.html

The Big Melt https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/08/16/arctic-big-melt/

Climate change explained https://www.gov.uk/guidance/climate-change-explained

When is migration a maladaptive response to climate change? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-018-1387-6

Record-breaking temperatures leave 29 dead in South Korean heatwave https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/02/asia/south-korea-heatwave-deaths-intl/index.html

Concern for climate as Sweden’s highest peak melts away https://www.yahoo.com/news/concern-climate-swedens-highest-peak-melts-away-145032770.html

NASA scientists reveal details of icy Greenland’s heated geologic past https://phys.org/news/2018-08-nasa-scientists-reveal-icy-greenland.html

Your Climate Change Questions, Answered https://outrider.org/climate-change/articles/your-climate-change-questions-answered/

 

Disaster risk reduction

The city’s $2 billion program to repair streets and infrastructure doesn’t include innovative water management https://thelensnola.org/2018/07/26/the-citys-2-billion-program-to-repair-streets-and-infrastructure-doesnt-include-innovative-water-management/

Now is best opportunity to reduce risk of floods http://www.maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk/news/16382275.reader-letter-now-is-best-opportunity-to-reduce-risk-of-floods/

European data to fight floods, fires and other hazards http://www.i-react.eu/european-data-to-fight-fires-floods-and-other-disasters/

A Quantitative Hydrological Climate Classification Evaluated With Independent Streamflow Data https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018WR022913

Geochemical detective work helps answer questions about Kīlauea’s ongoing eruption https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/hvo_volcano_watch.html

Societal Security and Crisis Management https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319923024

Removing the Drudgery from Earthquake Seismology https://eos.org/editor-highlights/removing-the-drudgery-from-earthquake-seismology

A decade of progress in disaster risk reduction http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7c3e2b67#/7c3e2b67/2

Six of California’s Most Destructive Wildfires Have Struck in the Past 10 Months https://weather.com/news/news/2018-07-30-california-20-most-destructive-wildfires-carr-fire

Laos Dam Disaster: “avoidable, man-made disaster due to neglect of contractors, decision makers, consultants and supervising agencies” https://sandrp.in/2018/07/30/drp-news-bulletin-30-july-2018-laos-dam-disaster-yet-another-wake-up-call/

25 years and millions of dollars after the Great Flood, is Kansas City safer? https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article215578845.html

Authorities to look at 2013 flood & frame plan https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/authorities-to-look-at-2013-flood-frame-plan/articleshow/65195321.cms

Harvey’s Devastating Flooding Boosts Insurance in Texas https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/07/30/297724/harveys-devastating-flooding-boosts-insurance-in-texas/

Congress Again Punts Flood Insurance Reform into Future https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/07/30/flood-insurance-reform-climate-change/

Development and assessment of uni- and multivariable flood loss models for Emilia-Romagna (Italy) https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/18/2057/2018/

Prevalence of Seismic Rate Anomalies Preceding Volcanic Eruptions in Alaska https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2018.00100/full

Small Businesses Are a Vital Part of Community Resiliency but Often Overlook Vulnerabilities http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Small-Businesses-Are-a-Vital-Part-of-Community-Resiliency-but-Often-Overlook-Vulnerabilities.html?

Finally, Penang gets RM150 million for flood mitigation project http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/07/31/finally-penang-gets-rm150-million-for-flood-mitigation-project/

Extreme storms and flash flooding are coming to Australia https://www.businessinsider.com.au/storms-flash-flooding-australia-research-science-2018-7

United Kingdom Historical Rainfall Digital Maps from 1866 to 1964 https://oasishub.co/dataset/united-kingdom-historical-rainfall-digital-maps-from-1866-to-1964-hydro-gis

Why do people keep building in floodplains? http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-flood-zone-floodplain-development-homes-zoning.html

Two Active Volcanoes in Japan May Share a Magma Source https://eos.org/articles/two-active-volcanoes-in-japan-may-share-a-magma-source

Quantification of subsurface hydrologic connectivity in four headwater catchments using graph theory https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718327645

These perennial floods http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/157629/

Lancaster flash flood prompts calls for more prevention measures https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-45018773

Flooding – Govt Surface Water Management Action Plan says “necessary to go much further” https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/15328-flooding-govt-surface-water-management-action-plan-says-necessary-to-go-much-further

Integrating climate change into disaster risk reduction strategies https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/integrating-climate-change-into-disaster-risk-reduction-strategies/

Some Requirements for Simulating Wildland Fire Behavior Using Insight from Coupled Weather—Wildland Fire Models http://mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/1/6

The Laos disaster reminds us that local people are too often victims of dam development https://theconversation.com/the-laos-disaster-reminds-us-that-local-people-are-too-often-victims-of-dam-development-100588?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Open Data for Resilience Index https://index.opendri.org/about.html

Prehistoric mass graves may be linked to tsunamis, new research reveals https://phys.org/news/2018-08-prehistoric-mass-graves-linked-tsunamis.html

How the Carr Fire morphed into a towering, deadly “fire tornado” https://www.axios.com/science-behind-carr-fire-tornado-redding-california-f77a451d-9aec-46bd-8091-acb0dd45fff0.html

Millions of Americans reside along the coasts and in floodplains. Despite the risks and long-term ramifications of climate change and sea-level rise, their numbers continue to increase http://www.governing.com/gov-data/census/flood-plains-zone-local-population-growth-data.html

Floods to frequent Chennai as rainfall may double in 60 years https://www.dtnext.in/News/City/2018/08/02022546/1082481/Floods-to-frequent-Chennai-as-rainfall-may-double-.vpf

DPWH completes 9 flood control projects in Southern Leyte this August https://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/dpwh-completes-9-flood-control-projects-southern-leyte-august?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Impact of flash floods, taking effective long-term measures https://reliefweb.int/report/myanmar/impact-flash-floods-taking-effective-long-term-measures?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

FloodFlash uses sensors to create new form of catastrophe insurance https://www.techworld.com/startups/floodflash-develops-tech-bring-catastrophe-insurance-masses-3681645/

 

Emergency Management

California wildfires are breaking the rules by burning downhill fast https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/california-wildfires-are-breaking-the-rules-by-burning-downhill-fast

Eritrean refugees, UN laggards, and disasters times three: The Cheat Sheet https://www.irinnews.org/news/2018/07/27/eritrean-refugees-un-laggards-and-disasters-times-three-cheat-sheet?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Evaluating critical links in early warning systems for natural hazards https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/evaluating-critical-links-in-early-warning-systems-for-natural-hazards

National Mass Evacuation Tracking System Fact Sheet https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/167207

Are we experiencing a “new normal” of wildland fire behavior? http://wildfiretoday.com/2018/07/29/are-we-experiencing-a-new-normal-of-wildland-fire-behavior/

How National Disasters Create Doctors With Borders https://www.forbes.com/sites/premramkumar/2018/07/27/how-national-disasters-create-doctors-with-borders/#d3d6e941ef1a

Greek PM Tsipras faces fierce criticism over handling of wildfires disaster https://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/greek-pm-tsipras-faces-fierce-criticism-over-handling-of-wildfires-disaster/

Volcanic fatalities database: analysis of volcanic threat with distance and victim classification https://appliedvolc.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s13617-017-0067-4

The future of search-and-rescue robots might be centaur, not human https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/28/17620936/centauro-centaur-robot-hybrid-design-search-and-rescue-iit

The Annual Assurance Summary provides a high-level picture of emergency management sector performance, risks and progress against Victoria’s reform agenda through 2017-18 https://www.igem.vic.gov.au/reports-and-publications/publications/annual-assurance-summary-2017-18

Monitoring and Assurance Framework for Emergency Management https://www.igem.vic.gov.au/reports-and-publications/publications/monitoring-and-assurance-framework-for-emergency-management

Latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-july-2018/

Tracking Scotland’s wildfires from space https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-45032463

From bad to worse: U.S. wildfires continue to break hearts, records https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2018/07/30/from-bad-to-worse-us-wildfires-continue-to-break-hearts-records

How Cal Fire Dozer Operator Died: Report Lays Out Steps Leading to Ferguson Fire Tragedy https://www.kqed.org/news/11683753/cal-fire-incident-report-on-death-of-dozer-operator-braden-varney

Laos Officials Raise Liability Concerns Over Dam Collapse http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?lang=e&Seq_Code=138310&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Learning from past flooding tragedies https://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com/history/learning-from-past-flooding-mistakes-credit-glen-barber-at-the-denver-post

The EU mobilises €6 million for disaster preparedness in South and Southeast Asia http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-4785_en.htm

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How a public school in Marikina prepares for natural disasters https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/preparedness/207516-sta-elena-high-school-marikina-disaster-risk-reduction-program

Education and communication play a vital role in improving resilience of vulnerable populations https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/institutes/sustainable-earth/natural-hazards

How to write an effective warning message for natural hazards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TILHN1-Mx0k&feature=youtu.be

Mastering the art of the narrative: using stories to shape public policy https://www.themandarin.com.au/96474-mastering-the-art-of-the-narrative-using-stories-to-shape-public-policy/

Flood levee influences on community preparedness: a paradox? https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-jul-2018-flood-levee-influences-on-community-preparedness-a-paradox/

Resources for schools on fire https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/topics/fire

Decision making with risk-based weather warnings https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091830400X

The influence of impact-based severe weather warnings on risk perceptions and intended protective actions https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918304011

Sending a message: How significant events have influenced the warnings landscape in Australia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918302760

Would You Take Cover or Run? https://www.geohaz.org/single-post/2018/07/26/Would-You-Take-Cover-or-Run

Guidance on Developing Messages for Protective Actions to Take During Earthquake Shaking https://www.geohaz.org/guidance-on-developing-messages-for-prot

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Using Social Media and Social Network Analysis in Law Enforcement https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2301.html?adbid=1024409625238491136&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453&adbsc=social_20180731_2462281

 

Psychology and Disasters

Walking together: behavioural signatures of psychological crowds http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/5/7/180172

Emergency decision making for natural disasters: An overview https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917302789

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Responses To A Tornado Warning In Georgia https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/08/02/the-good-bad-and-ugly-of-responses-to-a-tornado-warning-in-georgia/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Sociology and Disasters

Only catastrophe truly reduces inequality, according to a historical survey https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2017/03/02/the-lessons-of-violence-and-inequality-through-the-ages?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/apocalypsethenthelessonsofviolenceandinequalitythroughtheages

Finding resilience in post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/2018/07/finding-resilience-in-post-hurricane-maria-puerto-rico/

“Ensure that persons with disabilities have access to humanitarian response without discrimination” http://www.didrrn.net/resources/

“Financial inclusion, labor regulations, and social protection systems are important building blocks of a more resilient society” https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/resilience-more-income-lessons-accra-s-2015-floods

Why cultural heritage matters for urban resilience https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/why-cultural-heritage-matters-urban-resilience