Today in disaster resilience (22 June 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

River flooding in north Georgia city http://www.macon.com/news/business/technology/article212175519.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

17 die in NE flood; situation grim in Assam, improves in 3 states https://www.rozanaspokesman.com/news/nation/170618/17-die-in-ne-flood-situation-grim-in-assam-improves-in-3-states.html

Turkey – 1 Missing After Floods in Manisa Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-manisa-province-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Myanmar – Record Rain Causes Floods and Landslides in Mon State http://floodlist.com/asia/mynamar-floods-mon-state-june-2018

USA – Damaging Floods Hit Michigan’s Upper Peninsula http://floodlist.com/america/usa/michigan-minnesota-wisconsin-june-2018

Mw 5.5 Earthquake Strikes Japan https://earthobservatory.sg/news/mw-55-earthquake-strikes-japan

At least 18 people have died in flooding in the department of Abidjan in the Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) http://floodlist.com/africa/ivory-coast-abidjan-floods-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

June floods kill 19, displace over 10,000 in Myanmar https://www.mmtimes.com/news/june-floods-kill-19-displace-over-10000.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Jun 2018: Fuego volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Aoba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69481/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Jun-2018-Fuego-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Aob.html

Moderately strong eruption at Telica volcano, Nicaragua https://watchers.news/2018/06/21/moderately-strong-eruption-at-telica-volcano-nicaragua/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Parts of southern Texas receive record-breaking June rainfall, worst flooding since Hurricane “Harvey” https://watchers.news/2018/06/21/southern-texas-flood-june-2018/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

Climate scientists are working hard to keep the apocalypse relevant https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2018/june/1527775200/lesley-hughes/when-planetary-catastrophe-your-day-job

Sea levels could rise three feet by 2100, study projects https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/sea-levels-could-rise-three-feet-by-2100-study-projects?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Antarctic ice shelf collapsing due to ice loss and ocean surges https://www.climateleadership.com.au/single-post/2018/06/14/Antarctic-ice-shelf-collapsing-due-to-ice-loss-and-ocean-surges

IPCC says ‘rapid and far-reaching’ measures required to combat climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/15/leaked-un-draft-report-warns-of-urgent-need-to-cut-global-warming?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Lifestyle changes and innovations could limit warming to 1.5°C https://www.climateleadership.com.au/single-post/2018/06/11/Lifestyle-changes-and-innovations-could-limit-warming-to-15%C2%B0C

Changing climate policy in Asia http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/06/16/changing-climate-policy-in-asia/

What saved the West Antarctic Ice Sheet 10,000 years ago will not save it today https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press-releases/what-saved-the-west-antarctic-ice-sheet-10-000-years-ago-will-not-save-it-today

Flooding from sea level rise threatens over 300,000 US coastal homes – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/17/sea-level-rise-impact-us-coastal-homes-study-climate-change

Climate Change May Already Be Hitting the Housing Market https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-climate-change-home-sales/

A storm of climate change migration is brewing in South Asia http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/06/17/a-storm-of-climate-change-migration-is-brewing-in-south-asia/

Cities face dramatic rise in heat, flood risks by 2050, researchers say http://news.trust.org/item/20180619193948-fyens/

On opposite sides of the levee: Flood berms divide river communities http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/on-opposite-sides-of-the-levee-flood-berms-divide-calgary-river-communities

Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years. Time is running out for the frozen continent https://theconversation.com/antarctica-has-lost-3-trillion-tonnes-of-ice-in-25-years-time-is-running-out-for-the-frozen-continent-98176

Which country is leading the EU’s fight against climate change? http://www.euronews.com/2018/06/17/which-country-is-leading-the-eu-s-fight-against-climate-change-

Meteorologists worldwide are wearing global warming-themed ties to raise awareness about climate change https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/06/21/why-are-over-100-television-meteorologists-around-the-world-wearing-this-tie/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.68bff8c83b28

Some rare good climate news: the fossil fuel industry is weaker than ever https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/21/climate-change-fossil-fuel-industry-never-been-weaker?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Science Connecting Extreme Weather to Climate Change https://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/global-warming/science-and-impacts/climate-attribution-science?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw#.WywrS9IzbIU

Climate change doesn’t have to be polarizing https://www.greenbiz.com/article/climate-change-doesnt-have-be-polarizing

Australian firms told to catch up on climate change risk checks https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/18/australian-firms-told-to-catch-up-on-climate-change-risk-checks

Disaster risk reduction

Tsunamis could hit in any of New Zealand’s major lakes https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/104716329/tsunamis-could-hit-in-any-of-new-zealands-major-lakes

The third edition of the World Atlas of Desertification (WAD3) http://wad.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

Poverty is both a driver and consequence of disasters, and the processes that further disaster risk related poverty are permeated with inequality https://www.preventionweb.net/risk/poverty-inequality

Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications for US Coastal Real Estate https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/sea-level-rise-chronic-floods-and-us-coastal-real-estate-implications#.WygYPU0h1Ms

Human-Caused Disasters Are also a Threat http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/human-caused-disasters-are-also-a-threat.html

The 2013/14 Thames Basin Floods: Do Improved Meteorological Forecasts Lead to More Skillful Hydrological Forecasts at Seasonal Time Scales? https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/JHM-D-17-0182.1

As extreme weather intensified by climate change batters our societies and economies, early warning is becoming more important http://news.trust.org//item/20180618070349-mswgr/

‘Enhancing the predictability of seasonal streamflow with a statistical‐dynamical approach’ https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018GL077945

Volcanoes make music https://earther.com/volcanoes-make-music-that-could-reveal-their-secrets-1826825544

Artificial Intelligence in the service of urban flooding prevention https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/news/artificial-intelligence-service-urban-flooding-prevention

How digital advances help insurers respond faster https://www.dig-in.com/opinion/how-digital-advances-help-insurers-respond-faster

Hurricanes, floods and volcanoes bring Americas together to tackle risk http://news.trust.org/item/20180620121343-dk2o7

Hurricane-Proof Homes Are Real. Why Isn’t Anyone Buying Them? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-06-20/hurricane-proof-homes-are-real-why-isn-t-anyone-buying-them

Betting on Disaster: Why Risk Management Is a Leadership Issue http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/companies-prep-natural-disasters/

Major insurer says Houston must take bold action to prepare for future flooding, hurricanes https://www.zurichna.com/en/knowledge/articles/2018/06/houston-and-hurricane-harvey-a-call-to-action

New Orleans area levee system ‘high risk,’ and ‘minimally acceptable’, Corps says https://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2018/05/doubts_remain_about_safety_of.html

Significant benefits could be achieved by the EU and its Member States by addressing the gaps and barriers in the area of the fight against terrorism https://www.rand.org/pubs/external_publications/EP67618.html?adbsc=social_20180621_2403741&adbid=1009910336651005952&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

Building Back Better: How to Cut Natural Disaster Losses by a Third http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2018/06/18/building-back-better-how-to-cut-natural-disaster-losses-by-a-third?cid=SURR_TT_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Urban resilience plan for Beirut https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/Results%20in%20Resilience%20-%20Urban%20Resilience%20Master%20Plan%20in%20Beirut%20-%20final.pdf

Weather Forecast by Google in India: Government to Team up With Tech Giant Google for Flood Forecasting to Help Inhabitants https://www.latestly.com/india/weather-forecast-by-google-in-india-government-to-team-up-with-tech-giant-google-for-flood-forecasting-to-help-inhabitants-221172.html

UNOSAT Supports Disaster Risk Reduction in Djibouti After Tropical Cyclone Sagar http://unitar.org/unosat-supports-disaster-risk-reduction-djibouti-after-tropical-cyclone-sagar

 

Emergency Management

With 5G vital messages could hop from device to device, reaching the citizens in the affected area, even if the mobile network is down http://www.i-react.eu/connection-not-lost-how-the-next-generation-of-mobiles-could-help-us-against-disasters/

Trouble-hit nuclear reactor in Saga resumes operations http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/123185.php

FEMA’s fall and redemption—applied narrative analysis https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-07-2017-0163?journalCode=dpm

Top 10 Benefits of Emergency Notification Systems https://medium.com/simplycast-feed/top-10-benefits-of-emergency-notification-systems-53b14a8920ac

These Robots For Rescue Operations Amidst Disasters https://interestingengineering.com/video/these-robots-for-rescue-operations-amidst-disasters

Frequency of Major Disaster Exercises – They don’t happen enough to maintain readiness http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/frequency-of-major-disaster-exercises.html

Calgary flood: 5 years later – Photos show dramatic changes from then to now https://globalnews.ca/news/4259407/calgary-2013-flooding-photos-then-versus-2018/

Grenfell inquiry shown speed at which fire spread beyond flat https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/19/grenfell-inquiry-shown-speed-at-which-fire-spread-beyond-flat-thermal-footage-kitchen

What We Don’t Know About State Spending on Natural Disasters Could Cost Us http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/2018/06/19/what-we-dont-know-about-state-spending-on-natural-disasters-could-cost-us?utm_campaign=governing&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=flowchart

After volcano eruption, Guatemalans lead their own disaster recovery https://theconversation.com/after-volcano-eruption-guatemalans-lead-their-own-disaster-recovery-98415

Gaps Identified as Early Warning Systems Work Advances http://www.bb.undp.org/content/barbados/en/home/presscenter/articles/2018/06/gaps-identified-as-early-warning-systems-work-advances.html#.Wyu9iSBr7AE.twitter

Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat looms https://apnews.com/a99551194b144db490b25c7f0e6d46fd/Many-in-Puerto-Rico-still-under-tarps-as-storm-threat-looms?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

 

“Strategies for driving through floodwaters should educate both males and females on when it is safe to drive through floodwaters and when it is not” http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/dis-the-flood-related-behaviour-of-river-users-in-australia/

Residents of Sydney (USA) ‘flood zone’ hold community meeting https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/residents-of-sydney-flood-zone-hold-community-meeting-1.3976605#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=Kv3K2HZ

Shouting ‘Fire!’ in the Burning West https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/opinion/wildfire-west-yellowstone.html

The Real Life Impact of Flooding | Victims’ Stories | U.K https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uA3P2o6pw4

Fostering children’s participation in DRR with Minecraft and LEGO https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Fostering-children-s-participation-in-DRR-with-Minecraft-and-LEGO

Fantastic Failure: Facilitation Flops in a Post-Fire World https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fantastic-failure-facilitation-flops-post-fire-world/

Public warning in Chile http://eena.org/publications/public-warning-in-chile#.Wyn7WE0h1Mt

Why Community-level Resilience? http://www.i-s-e-t.org/single-post/2018/05/31/Why-community-level-resilience

How stories can help communicate volcanic risk to communities https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/how-stories-can-help-communicate-volcanic-risk-communities?cid=SURR_TT_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Launch: Building Child-focused Community Preparedness & Resilience Toolkit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6sxIIoKYCY&feature=youtu.be

In partnership with community leaders, the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative analyzed, recommended and implemented procedures, training, and guidance to help build child-focused community resilience to disasters https://rcrctoolbox.org/

Participatory efforts such as ‘home-to-school’ mapping exercises and other collaborative activities were spearheaded by the Thessaloniki Municipality to rapidly crowdsource information in high-risk zones http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2018/06/20/in-thessaloniki-citizen-engagement-and-open-data-play-key-role-protecting-against-natural-disasters

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Using Twitter data to provide qualitative insights into pandemics and epidemics http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/20367/

Mary Meeker internet trends http://www.kpcb.com/internet-trends

Hurricane Maria – While social media played an important role in bringing people together or catalyzing relief action from existing networks, their impact depended on the cultural mesh and social ties underpinning it https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/33582-connection-in-the-time-of-almost-cholera

Flooded With Data: Hurricane Harvey Shows the Rising Value of Social Media Content https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/89092-flooded-with-data-hurricane-harvey-shows-the-rising-value-of-social-media-content?ajs_uid=0018G2653790I1E&ajs_trait_oebid=3782E0258467B1M

Biases Make People Vulnerable to Misinformation Spread by Social Media https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biases-make-people-vulnerable-to-misinformation-spread-by-social-media/

 

Psychology and Disasters

Why do people continue to live in areas vulnerable to flooding and other natural hazards? https://journalistsresource.org/studies/environment/climate-change/relocation-climate-change-flooding-research

Following the Kaikōura earthquake, researchers surveyed residents to find out how they responded to the tsunami threat. They found people were confused about whether they should evacuate or not https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/News-and-updates/In-the-Media/Tsunami-evacuation-after-the-Kaikoura-Earthquake-Understanding-community-behaviour-in-Petone-and-Eastbourne-21-06-2018

 

Sociology and Disasters

What happens after a disaster? https://discoversociety.org/2017/10/04/what-happens-after-a-disaster/

Portugal’s wildfire that broke a community https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44438505

Designing neighbourhoods with residents is good for community cohesion and resilience https://resilientmelbourne.com.au/resilient-communities/

Transformations for Resilient Rural Futures: The Case of Kaikōura, Aotearoa-New Zealand http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/6/1952

In Puerto Rico, a new hurricane season threatens the elderly http://news.trust.org/item/20180614110011-gi4v4/

Building the Resilience of the Poor in the Face of Natural Disasters https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/25335

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Today in disaster resilience (8 June 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Three people trapped by lava airlifted to safety near Hawaii volcano https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/three-people-trapped-by-lava-airlifted-to-safety-near-hawaii-volcano-idUSKCN1IZ0WR?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b145de604d3017fcb99f03c&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Guatemala volcano blankets nearby villages with ash http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/nation-world/article212456399.html

Death toll in Oman, Yemen from Cyclone Mekunu rises to 30 https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/death-toll-in-oman-yemen-from-cyclone-mekunu-rises-to-30/story-n978yAeQSDJscsFmDPBpSL.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Spain – Flood Rescues After Heavy Rain Hits Valencia, Albacete and Murcia http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-valencia-albacete-murcia-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

France – Evacuations After Storms and Floods in Brittany http://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-brittany-june-2018

USA – Flood Emergency Declared in West Virginia http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flood-emergency-west-virginia-june-2018Volcan de Fuego 2018 https://www.volcanocafe.org/volcan-de-fuego-2018/

Guatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44350974

 

Guatemala volcano: Search after deadly eruption https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44363444

Tajikistan – Floods in South Leave 6 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/tajikistan-floods-khatlon-may-2018

India – Flooding and Deadly Landslide in Mizoram http://floodlist.com/asia/india-flooding-and-deadly-landslide-in-mizoram

Vietnam – Landslides and Flooding Destroy Houses and Leave 1 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-landslides-june-2018

Europe – Flash Floods Hit South West France and Northern Spain http://floodlist.com/europe/floods-aquitaine-france-catalonia-spain-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Earthquake and ash eruption hit Kilauea volcano http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/nation-world/national/article212718554.html

Large fire ravages Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, tons of water poured in by planes https://www.rt.com/news/428807-chernobyl-exclusion-zone-fire/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

Does global warming make tropical cyclones stronger? http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2018/05/does-global-warming-make-tropical-cyclones-stronger/

State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018 https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29687?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Limiting global warming to 2 degrees now ‘aspirational’: scientists https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/limiting-global-warming-to-2-degrees-now-aspirational-scientists-20180604-p4zjeb.html

South Australia rides renewables boom to become electricity exporter https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jun/05/south-australia-rides-renewables-boom-to-become-electricity-exporter?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Norfolk Wants to Remake Itself as Sea Level Rises, but Who Will Be Left Behind? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/15052018/norfolk-virginia-navy-sea-level-rise-flooding-urban-planning-poverty-coastal-resilience?platform=hootsuite

The World Is Dangerously Lowballing The Economic Cost Of Climate Change, Study Finds https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/climate-change-cost_us_5b11bc9de4b010565aac04fa

Why India’s approach to climate change is missing the point https://qz.com/1294417/climate-change-is-ravaging-india-but-ordinary-indians-are-doing-very-little-about-it/

Renewable energy capacity set to exceed target Federal Government said was impossible http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-18/renewable-energy-capacity-to-exceed-impossible-target/9667870

This tool shows you which cities will flood as ice sheets melt https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/06/this-nasa-tool-can-tell-you-which-melting-glacier-may-flood-your-city/

Earth’s Average CO2 Levels Cross 410 ppm for the First Month Ever https://www.ecowatch.com/earth-co2-levels-fossil-fuels-2565799028.html

Report: US high-tide flooding twice what it was 30 years ago https://apnews.com/c833043446364ee4937433ed5c0b2180/Report:-US-high-tide-flooding-twice-what-it-was-30-years-ago

Volunteers who have been monitoring glaciers for generations are firsthand witnesses to a warming Arctic landscape https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/the-icelandic-families-tracking-climate-change-with-measuring-tape/562184/

Media and Climate Change Observatory http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/icecaps/research/media_coverage/index.html

Map of the world during the last ice age (21,000 years ago) https://sta.sh/01andzseyoey

Managed retreat; unpacking the ‘black box’ https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Edge/Managed-retreat-unpacking-the-black-box

Thanks to global warming-induced sea-level rise, coastal waters are increasingly spilling into communities https://grist.org/article/noaa-like-2017-2018-will-be-a-record-year-for-floods/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Weathering the Storm: Building Community Resilience in Environmental Justice Communities https://blog.ucsusa.org/science-blogger/weathering-the-storm-building-community-resilience-in-environmental-justice-communities

Jersey towns compete for bragging rights over flood proofing https://whyy.org/articles/jersey-towns-compete-for-bragging-rights-over-flood-proofing/

Become a Certified Floodplain Manager http://www.floods.org/index.asp?menuID=215&firstlevelmenuID=180&siteID=1

A St. Augustine man has developed a unique way to protect home’s from a storm from storm surge and debris during a hurricane https://www.news4jax.com/weather/hurricane/st-augustine-man-creates-hurricane-panels-to-protect-from-storm-surge?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Street Grids May Make Cities Hotter https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/04/street-grids-may-make-cities-hotter/558845/?utm_source=twb

Floods are not “natural” disasters outside our control—we can reduce the impacts and risks if we resolve to https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/05/america-is-flooding-and-its-our-fault/561605/

Cheap property, expensive risk: living on the path of destruction https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/cheap-property-expensive-risk-living-on-the-path-of-destruction-20180531-p4zilt.html

Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption Draws Scientific Interest https://www.npr.org/2018/05/30/615486399/hawaiis-volcanic-eruption-draws-scientific-interest?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

After floods, some people in this neighborhood decided not to rebuild https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/05/when-people-decide-against-rebuilding/?popupally_stop=subscriber

Hurricane season is officially here. How much damage will 2018 bring? https://www.ajc.com/weather/hurricane-season-officially-here-how-much-damage-will-2018-bring/awpmmMjEejg1Kbdipw3NmN/

Researchers decipher readings from January’s Montecito, California landslide to determine details of disaster’s scale and location https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/05/30/seismometer-readings-could-offer-debris-flow-early-warning/

Looking forward: Chief Resilience Officers share their hopes for the next 5 years http://www.100resilientcities.org/looking-forward-chief-resilience-officers-share-their-hopes-for-the-next-5-years/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=blog

Government-backed home flood insurance coming to Canada? https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/government-backed-home-flood-insurance-coming-canada-1004132447/

Seismometer Readings Could Offer Debris Flow Early Warning http://www.caltech.edu/news/seismometer-readings-could-offer-debris-flow-early-warning-82393

Poland joins Resilient Cities Campaign https://www.unisdr.org/archive/58588

Wildfire Risk Increase http://www.climatesignals.org/climate-signals/wildfire-risk-increase?utm_content=buffer2dd40&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Anniversary of historic floods in Germany: What is the best protection against flooding? https://www.munichre.com/topics-online/en/2018/06/flood-europe

In 2016/17, 11% of new homes in England and Wales were built within areas of high flood risk https://www.propertywire.com/news/uk/rise-homes-built-flood-risk-land-green-belt-england-wales/

Natural Flood Management Network launched http://www.hutton.ac.uk/news/natural-flood-management-network-launched

Mt Ruapehu crater lake warming up, rise in volcanic tremor https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/104493902/mt-ruapehu-crater-lake-warming-up-rise-in-volcanic-tremor

Could some quakes come with warning signals? Researchers’ Alaskan findings could have implications for New Zealand https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12064935

Revealed: the areas building the most new homes in flood zones https://www.lgcplus.com/services/housing/revealed-the-areas-building-the-most-homes-on-flood-zones/7024731.article

Renaturalizing Floodplains http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=84952&utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=chenling

Hurricanes are moving more slowly than they used to. That means storms are dumping more rain and doing more damage when they make landfall https://www.npr.org/2018/06/06/616814022/hurricanes-are-moving-more-slowly-which-means-more-damage

Jacksonville resilient after Great Fire. But what about Great Flood? http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20180602/mark-woods-jacksonville-resilient-after-great-fire-but-what-about-great-flood

Latest version of Disaster Prevention and Management https://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/27/3

The 2018 Storm Surge Report https://www.corelogic.com/insights/storm-surge-report.aspx?WT.mc_id=crlg_180601_y2m5Q

A 1,000-year flood in Maryland shows the big problem with so much asphalt https://grist.org/article/a-1000-year-flood-in-maryland-shows-the-big-problem-with-so-much-asphalt/

Understanding Risk (UR) is an open and global community of more than 6,500 experts and practitioners in the field of disaster risk assessment https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/Understanding%20Risk%20SOI.pdf

From Kilauea to Fuego: three things you should know about volcano risk https://theconversation.com/from-kilauea-to-fuego-three-things-you-should-know-about-volcano-risk-97775?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

thinkWhere Innovation Helps Manage Disasters in Cambodia https://gisgig.com/2018/06/06/thinkwhere-innovation-helps-manage-disasters-in-cambodia/

Scientists compiled a database of all recorded volcanic fatalities since 1500 https://www.sciencenews.org/article/worlds-deadliest-volcanoes-and-how-they-kill

Thousands of tarmacked driveways blamed for Birmingham flooding https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/thousands-tarmacked-driveways-blamed-birmingham-14750233

Using the hard lessons of a disaster to build resilience for the next event https://www.zurich.com/en/knowledge/articles/2018/06/how-hard-lessons-strengthen-resilience-against-disasters

Monitoring Urban Floods Using Remote Sensing https://arset.gsfc.nasa.gov/disasters/webinars/urban-flooding-18?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=urban_flooding

What precipitation is extreme? http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6393/1072

Hidroituango: the potential for extremely large landslides? https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/06/06/hidroituango-8/

Satellites can help provide flood warnings https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/04/26/satellites-could-further-help-mitigate-river-floods/

After spring floods, Nairobi moves to cut disaster risks https://www.zilient.org/article/after-spring-floods-nairobi-moves-cut-disaster-risks

 

Emergency Management

Study Estimates Prolonged Increase in Puerto Rican Death Rate After Hurricane Maria https://fxb.harvard.edu/2018/05/29/study-estimates-prolonged-increase-in-puerto-rican-death-rate-after-hurricane-maria/

The death toll can be difficult to assess in the aftermath of a major disaster such as Hurricane Maria https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1803972

Disaster Relief Via Drone https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/disaster-medicine/73183

Millions of older people with disabilities risk being excluded from humanitarian assistance http://www.helpage.org/newsroom/latest-news/millions-of-older-people-with-disabilities-risk-being-excluded-from-humanitarian-assistance-new-helpage-report-reveals/

NSW Firefighter successfully appeals against demotion https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/nsw-firefighter-successfully-appeals-against-demotion/

A spate of record-breaking storms has spurred a call for expanding the hurricane scale for better warnings that could save lives https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02062018/hurricane-season-2018-noaa-storm-forecast-global-warming-atlantic-ocean-temperature-new-category-6

Horn of Africa burdened with crisis after crisis https://www.devex.com/news/horn-of-africa-burdened-with-crisis-after-crisis-92839

Spring 2018 edition of HazNet on Fire http://haznet.ca/editors-note-spring-2018/

In the fire-scarred Wine Country, new help for the blind in disasters https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/In-the-fire-scarred-Wine-Country-new-help-for-12964498.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go? http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-california-earthquake-refugee-arizona-20180603-story.html

Are wildfires ‘natural’? https://fireadaptednetwork.org/science-tuesday-naturally-human/?platform=hootsuite

New resilience organization at FEMA aims to build ‘culture of preparedness’ https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/2018/06/new-resilience-organization-at-fema-aims-to-build-culture-of-preparedness/

Dial for help: The surprise hotline helping quake survivors in Papua New Guinea https://www.irinnews.org/news/2018/05/07/dial-help-surprise-hotline-helping-quake-survivors-papua-new-guinea?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

How corruption slows disaster recovery https://theconversation.com/how-corruption-slows-disaster-recovery-96832?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Quantifying Disaster Deaths http://www.disaster-ology.com/home/2018/6/4/quantifying-disaster-death-tolls

Always looking at the sky’: Life amidst Somalia’s flood waters http://www.irinnews.org/photo-feature/2018/06/04/always-looking-sky-life-amidst-somalia-s-flood-waters

As rains lash Sri Lanka, warnings arrive on time http://news.trust.org/item/20180606020556-smnz9/

Updates to national principles for disaster recovery https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/national-principles-disaster-recovery/

GeoNode, a web-based, open source software that enables users to access, share, and visualize geospatial data for disaster recovery https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/GeoNode%20SOI.pdf

FEMA Chief: ‘The Key to Resiliency Is at the Local Level’ https://www.routefifty.com/infrastructure/2018/05/brock-long-fema-resliency/148196/

Guatemala volcano: Emergency agency ‘failed to heed warnings https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44393085

Suit Against Omni Hotels Details Drowned Employee’s Struggle to Escape Harvey Flood Waters http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Suit-Against-Omni-Hotels-Details-Drowned-Employees-Struggle-to-Escape-Harvey-Flood-Waters.html

Internal displacement Global Picture http://www.internal-displacement.org/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Cumbria Flood Resilience Showcase Project http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=Cumbria%20Flood%20Resilience%20Showcase%20Project&edid=a56b3613-b7cb-4bc7-9141-48e0b04d3712

Graduate level courses in Communication Planning & Community Disaster Resilience https://stluciatimes.com/2018/06/01/uwi-moves-to-enhance-the-regions-capacity-for-comprehensive-disaster-risk-management/

Why We Need A National Hurricane Memorial And Museum https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hurricane-harvey-irma-disaster-memorial_us_59badc76e4b02da0e1405aa9

Ten years after Sichuan, China transforms quake preparedness, but Asia lags http://news.trust.org/item/20180511101843-jwz0t/

Disaster and climate change reporting paints a picture of tragedy and hopelessness, framing community members as victims to sell the urgency of mitigation to the public https://shorensteincenter.org/media-disengagement-climate-change/

Iceland and Hawaii: A comparison exercise for your classroom https://www.discover-the-world.co.uk/study-trips/blog/iceland-and-hawaii

Understanding storm surge from tropical cyclones https://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com/tropical-cyclones/importance-of-grasping-a-tropical-cyclones-storm-surge-credit-meteorologist-jordan-rabinowitz

Collaborative mapping creating local flood resilience https://floodresilience.net/blogs/collaborative-mapping-creating-local-flood-resilience-with-global-impact

Children’s books can do more to inspire the new generation of Earth warriors https://theconversation.com/childrens-books-can-do-more-to-inspire-the-new-generation-of-earth-warriors-97580

Flood Risk Management in Scotland- 2018 Consultation on Potentially Vulnerable Areas https://consultation.sepa.org.uk/evidence-and-flooding/pvas2018/

The children and young people who worked on this project collaborated with filmmakers from across Europe to produce a film about what needs to be done to improve disaster risk reduction http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/film/

Co-creating resilience solutions to coastal hazards https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Edge/Co-creating-resilience-solutions-to-coastal-hazards

Manual for Mock Flood Response Exercise with Early Warning System https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/manual-for-mock-flood-response-exercise-with-early-warning-system

Rethinking flood risk communication https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3273-4

For communities to be prepared for future extreme weather and climate events, the momentum of implementing and taking action to build community resilience should continue to be fostered and expanded https://www.nap.edu/download/25054

Flood Stories from Tampa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwmAJzN2mGA&feature=youtu.be

Building learning networks for wildfire mitigation https://fireadaptednetwork.org/its-the-relationships/

A manifesto to save Planet Earth (and ourselves) https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44389413

Community engagement in the floodplain management process https://works.bepress.com/neil_dufty/61/

Putting the community into Total Flood Warning Systems https://works.bepress.com/neil_dufty/60/

 

Social Media and Emergencies

The do’s and don’ts of hashtags https://business.twitter.com/en/blog/the-dos-and-donts-of-hashtags.html?utm_medium=organic&utm_source=twitter

 

Psychology and Disasters

A film on the impact of flooding on the residents of Churchtown, UK https://vimeo.com/197953623

Injuries and loss of life boost religious faith after disasters https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-06/uobc-ial060518.php

“You have no idea where to start… It’s just very mentally overwhelming all at once and it just tires you out” – The psychological toll of Ellicott City’s flooding http://www.ehn.org/mental-health-impact-of-ellicot-city-floods-2575729082.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

Warning systems as social processes for Bangladesh cyclones https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-12-2017-0318?journalCode=dpm

Suitability of the early warning systems and temporary housing for the elderly population in the immediacy and transitional recovery phase of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918306198

The link between social capital and disaster recovery: evidence from coastal communities in Bangladesh https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3367-z

The Wisdom or Madness of Crowds http://ncase.me/crowds/

Post-disaster social capital: trust, equity, bayanihan and Typhoon Yolanda https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/DPM-02-2018-0060

Puerto Rico Is a “Playground for the Privileged”: Investors Move In as Homes Foreclose & Schools Close https://www.democracynow.org/2018/6/6/puerto_rico_is_a_playground_for

Nine months after Harvey, middle-class Houston has recovered, but low-income neighborhoods are in disarray https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/29/houston-hurricane-harvey-fema-597912

 

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20954&t=d52d568dac30817ee6fbd3e81b49cb84

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (25 May 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Guatemala – Floods and Heavy Rain Affect 5,000 http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-floods-may-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hawaii’s Kilauea: Volcano’s dramatic images explained http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44174455

Bangladesh Flooding Disaster Summary Sheet – 20 May 2018 https://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/bangladesh-flooding-disaster-summary-sheet-20-may-2018

Horn of Africa – Major Flooding After Cyclone Sagar Leaves 16 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/cyclone-sagar-somalia-yemen-djibouti-may-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

After three weeks, the eruption at Kilauea volcano’s lower East Rift Zone shows no signs of abatement https://earther.com/kilaueas-lava-is-changing-heres-what-that-means-1826191264?rev=1526919912882

Heavy rains, landslides kill five in Sri Lanka https://www.yenisafak.com/en/world/heavy-rains-landslides-kill-five-in-sri-lanka-3401808

India – Floods in Tripura Leave 15 Dead, Thousands Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-tripura-may-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extent of damage becoming clear in Maugerville as flood waters recede https://globalnews.ca/news/4226706/extent-of-damage-becoming-clear-in-maugerville-as-flood-waters-recede/

At least 34 people and 600 animals dead after flash floods hit Afghanistan https://watchers.news/2018/05/16/at-least-34-people-and-600-animals-dead-after-flash-floods-hit-afghanistan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/hawaii-volcano-belches-new-ash-plume-as-geothermal-wells-secured-idUSKCN1IO3C0?

Europe – Storms Cause Flooding in Parts of Belgium, France and Germany http://floodlist.com/europe/storms-flooding-belgium-france-germany-may-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 May 2018: Dukono volcano, Kilauea, Mayon, Sakurajima, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69088/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-May-2018-Dukono-volcano-Kilauea-Mayon-Sakurajima-Sabancaya.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment https://www.nap.edu/download/25013

Building Resilience in a Two-Degree Warmer World https://www.mmtimes.com/news/building-resilience-two-degree-warmer-world.html

Wildfires spewing CO2 in Siberia and Russia could impact the whole planet https://inhabitat.com/wildfires-in-siberia-are-emitting-enough-carbon-to-harm-the-entire-planet/

Climate mitigation could yield trillions in economic benefits https://earth.stanford.edu/news/climate-mitigation-could-yield-trillions-economic-benefits?linkId=52091435

Campaigning for science? Ban motherhood statements https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/campaigning-science-ban-motherhood-statements-alvin-stone/

Many low-lying atoll islands could be uninhabitable by mid-21st century https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180425162044.htm

Florida cities are most at risk from climate change https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-22/florida-cities-are-most-at-risk-from-climate-change-report

Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Abundances http://www.columbia.edu/~mhs119/GHGs/

Trends in atmospheric CO2 https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/gl_data.html

Climate mitigation will save us trillions in the long run, probably https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/climate-mitigation-will-save-us-trillions-in-the-long-run,-probably

Almost all nations would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5C, a new study indicates https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/23/hitting-toughest-climate-target-will-save-world-30tn-in-damages-analysis-shows?CMP=share_btn_tw

New book: Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change https://www.elsevier.com/books/resilience/zommers/978-0-12-811891-7

New Theory Finds “Traffic Jams” in Jet Stream Cause Abnormal Weather Patterns http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/694955/?sc=c59

Humans are causing massive changes in the location of water all over the Earth, NASA says https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/16/water-redistribution-earth-nasa/

 

Disaster risk reduction

New Legislation Would Require Review of FEMA Buyout Efforts https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/new-legislation-requires-assessment-fema-buyout-efforts

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/world/americas/mass-shootings-us-international.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

Lessons in resilience: what city planners can learn from Hobart’s floods https://theconversation.com/lessons-in-resilience-what-city-planners-can-learn-from-hobarts-floods-96529

Armenia to host regional conference on disaster losses https://www.unisdr.org/archive/58380

New Data: Hurricanes Will Get Worse https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-data-hurricanes-will-get-worse/

Living with Climate Change: Resilience to urban flooding https://floodresilience.net/blogs/living-with-climate-change-resilience-to-urban-flooding

Fresh from Hurricane Harvey’s flooding, Houston starts to build anew — in the flood plain https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/fresh-from-hurricane-harveys-flooding-houston-starts-to-build-anew–in-the-flood-plain/2018/05/22/2c5ccab8-53b6-11e8-a551-5b648abe29ef_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c16cbadd6a36

No, Hawaii’s Volcano Won’t Trigger a Mega-Tsunami https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/kilauea-volcano-tsunami-explosive-hawaii-myths-explained-science/

Lake Eyre: yachts set sail as flood waters end two-month journey https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/may/23/lake-eyre-yachts-set-sail-as-floodwaters-end-two-month-journey?CMP=share_btn_tw

Colombo’s Wetlands Float to Top of Flood Prevention Plan http://floodlist.com/asia/colombos-wetlands-float-to-top-of-flood-prevention-plan?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flood: Understanding and Recovering from One of Nature’s Worst Disasters https://adjustersinternational.com/publications/adjusting-today/flood-understanding-and-recovering/0/

Call for papers: Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/58255

The Places in the U.S. Where Disaster Strikes Again and Again https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/24/us/disasters-hurricanes-wildfires-storms.html

NASA Launching New Satellites To Measure Earth’s Lumpy Gravity https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/21/612980506/nasa-launching-new-satellites-to-measure-earths-lumpy-gravity

Natural disasters cost $306 billion last year — Congress can no longer ignore flood insurance http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/389080-natural-disasters-cost-306-billion-last-year-congress-can-no

241 pumps to be used at Metro sites across Mumbai to prevent flooding this monsoon https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/241-pumps-to-be-used-at-metro-sites-across-mumbai-to-prevent-flooding-this-monsoon/story-zjgeLWWIXFOFSsqqmWsa7K.html

 

Emergency Management

Themes from the 2017 B.C. Flood and Wildfire Report https://www.quesnelobserver.com/opinion/column-themes-from-the-2017-b-c-flood-and-wildfire-report/

Grenfell Tower inquiry: ‘Medical emergency’ as woman collapses after harrowing fire footage shown https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newslondon/grenfell-tower-inquiry-medical-emergency-as-woman-collapses-after-harrowing-fire-footage-shown/ar-AAxFGCt?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flood compensation from Ottawa may take years http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/flood-compenstation-from-ottawa-could-take-years-1.4672287

Building resilience to natural disasters https://icai.independent.gov.uk/report/resilience/

Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay join to increase resilience of tri-border region https://reliefweb.int/report/argentina/feature-argentina-brazil-and-paraguay-join-increase-resilience-tri-border-region

Toobeah farmers tell their tale of loss to Royal Commission https://www.goondiwindiargus.com.au/story/5419503/commission-visits-border/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

To build resilience, listen to people’s needs http://news.trust.org//item/20180503163407-ogy9a/

New methods in resilience measurement: early insights from a mobile phone panel survey in Myanmar using subjective tools http://www.braced.org/resources/i/rapid-response-research/

Design for Impact: Integrating Open Data and Risk Communication for Decision-Making https://opendri.org/resource/design-for-impact-open-data-and-risk-communication-for-decision-making/

Volcanic eruptions seem especially prone to getting swept up in hyperbole https://earther.com/scientists-fight-volcano-myths-as-kilauea-erupts-1826046849

Improving the delivery of humanitarian assistance through improved two-way communication with disaster-affected populations http://www.cdacnetwork.org/tools-and-resources/i/20180430115942-c8457

In the Philippines, data and songwriters help prepare for disasters https://govinsider.asia/smart-gov/philippines-data-songwriters-help-prepare-disasters/

“Road May Flood” signs were recently installed along one Gloucester County road, but many homeowners are ready for them to come down https://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/mixed-reaction-to-flooding-signs-in-gloucester-county/291-553194108

Flash Flood! VR game https://seriousgeogames.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/were-bring-flash-flood-to-the-nhm_london-for-operationearth-29-31-may-2018/

Best Way to Get a Resident’s Attention: Burn Down Their Home (Through a Wildfire Simulation, Of Course) https://fireadaptednetwork.org/residents-attention-wildfire-simulations/?platform=hootsuite

A Child-Centred Disaster Management Framework for Europe http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/framework/

Can Video Gaming Build Resilience? https://medivizor.com/blog/2017/09/20/can-video-gaming-build-resilience-decide/

Participatory digital mapping: building community resilience in Nepal, Peru and Mexico https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/participatory-digital-mapping-building-community-resilience-in-nepal,-peru-and-1

 

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Science says that during disasters, people are terrible on Twitter https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/05/17/science-says-that-during-disasters-people-are-terrible-on-twitter/?utm_term=.9c309bc36c49

Facebook invites submissions for Crisis Informatics research awards https://research.fb.com/facebook-invites-submissions-for-crisis-informatics-grants/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Are cities and human systems (really) becoming increasingly fragile in the face of disasters? https://oddebates.com/

The Role of Councils in Communicating Natural Disaster Information http://www.hccrems.com.au/event-registration-eventnamecommunicating-indisasterteventdate8-6-18/

 

Today in disaster resilience (27 April 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

‘It’s going to be biblical’: flood fears rise in southern B.C. as snowpack melts http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/landslide-evacuation-osoyoos-bc-flood-1.4630027

Lifeless Ambae: Heavy ashfall forces permanent relocation of entire island https://watchers.news/2018/04/24/lifeless-ambae-heavy-ashfall-forces-permanent-relocation-entire-island/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Violent explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy https://watchers.news/2018/04/24/violent-explosions-at-stromboli-volcano-italy/

Significant damage after M5.2 earthquake hits Turkey, dozens injured https://watchers.news/2018/04/24/significant-damage-after-m5-2-earthquake-hits-turkey-dozens-injured/

Four tornadoes hit southern US, including a destructive tornado at Fort Walton beach https://watchers.news/2018/04/23/four-tornadoes-in-southern-us-including-a-destructive-tornado-at-fort-walton-beach/

Flooding in Kenya leaves at least 15 people dead and thousands displaced in several parts of country https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/112106/kenya-flooding-leaves-at-least-15-dead-and-thousands-displaced-april-23-update-4

Somalia – Floods in 3 Regions as Juba and Shabelle Rivers Rise http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-floods-juba-shabelle-rivers-april-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rwanda – Floods and Landslides Leave 18 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/rwanda-floods-landslides-april-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Réunion and Mauritius – Heavy Rain From Tropical Cyclone Fakir Triggers Deadly Landslide http://floodlist.com/africa/reunion-mauritius-cyclone-fakir-april-2018

Sweden – Snowmelt Causes Flooding in Gävleborg http://floodlist.com/europe/sweden-snowmelt-flooding-april-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Apr 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68658/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Apr-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate gentrification: from theory to empiricism in Miami-Dade County, Florida http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aabb32

What happened to winter? Vanishing ice convulses Alaskans’ way of life https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/21/alaska-climate-change-winter-way-of-life?CMP=twt_gu

On the 20th anniversary of the graph that galvanized climate action, it is time to speak out boldly https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/earth-day-and-the-hockey-stick-a-singular-message/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sa-editorial-social&utm_content=link-post&utm_term=sustainability_blog_text_free&sf187410215=1

Here’s how fast a glacier can slip into the sea once it’s destabilized https://qz.com/1257090/heres-how-fast-a-glacier-can-slip-into-the-sea-once-its-destabilized/

Review of the draft second “State of the Climate Cycle Report” (SOCCR2) https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25045/review-of-the-draft-second-state-of-the-carbon-cycle-report-soccr2?

California is headed for a future of precipitation extremes https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/article/study-forecasts-a-severe-climate-future-for-california/

The Great Crack-Up http://time.com/antarctica-climate-change/?xid=tcoshare

Who should pay the costs for climate-change-related disasters? https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2018-3-may-june/feature/the-case-for-climate-reparations

Greenland’s Biggest Fire Is a ‘Warning’ for Its Future https://www.livescience.com/62297-greenland-biggest-wildfire-warning-sign.html

In ‘This is Climate Change,’ you can’t look away from the destruction https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/22/this-is-climate-change-vr/

Flooding Hot Spots: Why Seas Are Rising Faster on the U.S. East Coast https://e360.yale.edu/features/flooding-hot-spots-why-seas-are-rising-faster-on-the-u.s.-east-coast

Climate change to drive migration from island homes sooner than thought https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/25/climate-change-to-drive-migration-from-island-homes-sooner-than-thought?CMP=share_btn_tw

New NASA Study Solves Climate Mystery, Confirms Methane Spike Tied to Oil and Gas https://www.ecowatch.com/nasa-study-methane-spike-2526089909.html

How Are We Learning to Live With Climate Change? https://www.ecowatch.com/linktv-earth-focus-2563242538.html

Russian Arctic glacier loss doubles as temps warm https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180425162015.htm

Friday essay: recovering a narrative of place – stories in the time of climate change https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-recovering-a-narrative-of-place-stories-in-the-time-of-climate-change-95067?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

UK worries about climate change are at their highest level since 2010 http://www.noiseofthecrowd.com/uk-worries-climate-change-highest-level-since-2010/

Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-and-climate-change-public-attitudes-tracker-wave-25

 

Disaster risk reduction

‘Green’ coastal protection solutions could prevent damages worth $50 billion in the Gulf of Mexico http://www.aidforum.org/Topics/disaster-relief/green-coastal-protection-solutions-could-prevent-damages-worth-50-billion-i

Seismologist Lucy Jones catalogues devastating earthquake and tsunamis throughout history https://www.sciencefriday.com/episodes/april-20-2018/

Scientists can examine rain–induced landslide threats anywhere around the globe every 30 minutes https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=92018

The CEOS Working Group on Disasters – Maximising the use of EO data in Disaster Risk Reduction http://copernicus.eu/news/ceos-working-group-disasters-%E2%80%93-maximising-use-eo-data-disaster-risk-reduction

Strengthening Integrated Early Warning Systems for More Effective Disaster Risk Reduction in the Caribbean Through Knowledge and Tool Transfer http://www.cdema.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1780:strengthening-integrated-early-warning-systems-for-more-effective-disaster-risk-reduction-in-the-caribbean-through-knowledge-and-tool-transfer&catid=34:news&Itemid=266

How could a moderate-sized earthquake so far away cause so much damage? https://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/everyone/dcshake/

An Operational Method for Flood Directive Implementation in Ungauged Urban Areas http://www.mdpi.com/2306-5338/5/2/24

Contrary to common belief, some forests get more fire-resistant with age https://theconversation.com/contrary-to-common-belief-some-forests-get-more-fire-resistant-with-age-95059

‘Earthquake Lady’ Relates Her Decades of Understanding Science and Disasters http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Earthquake-Lady-Relates-Her-Decades-of-Understanding-Science-and-Disasters-.html

A seven-part Houston Chronicle series will explain why the storm’s damage was both a natural and man-made disaster https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/hc-investigations/harvey/developingstorm/

Flood Apex http://coastalresiliencecenter.unc.edu/crc-projects/flood-apex/?platform=hootsuite

Helping coastal managers plan better for future storms http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/helping-coastal-managers-plan-better-for-future-storms?utm_source=2018-promotion&utm_medium=29-April-CoastalErosion&utm_content=Twitter&utm_campaign=News-Highlights

Connecting with the people beyond the computers: my experience in flood risk management in Buenos Aires https://blogs.worldbank.org/water/my-experience-in-flood-risk-management-in-Buenos-Aires

Disasters could cost Asia-Pacific region $160 billion per year by 2030, UN warns https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/04/1008182

Centre to help plug flooding skills gap launched at Brunel https://www.brunel.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/articles/Centre-to-help-plug-flooding-skills-gap-launched-at-Brunel

Winter Wave Heights and Extreme Storms on the Rise in Western Europe http://floodlist.com/europe/winter-wave-heights-and-extreme-storms-on-the-rise-in-western-europe?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Geography of global floods and droughts http://www.pbl.nl/sites/default/files/cms/publicaties/pbl-2018-the-geography-of-future-water-challenges-2920.pdf

New methods in resilience measurement: early insights from a mobile phone panel survey in Myanmar using subjective tools https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56775?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

The “Build-Destroy-Rebuild” cycle https://lesliechapmanhenderson.blog/2018/04/25/learning-from-the-2017-disasters-to-create-a-reliably-resilient-u-s/

Squamish residents at highest risk of flood unlikely to find insurance http://squamishchief.com/news/local-news/squamish-residents-at-highest-risk-of-flood-unlikely-to-find-insurance-1.23281508

Brisbane City Council has announced a 20-year plan to transform a renowned flood corridor, sitting on more than 1000 hectares, into park land http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/qld-flood-corridor-to-become-leisure-area/news-story/076351f22aa5ddac583b25a289d75439?

Disasters Are Costing Us More. Why Aren’t We Insuring More? https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-04-20/sparklines-disasters-are-costing-us-more-as-we-insure-them-less

Floods in urban areas are a growing risk in many countries of the developing world http://www.globaldev.blog/blog/flood-warning-urgent-action-needed-three-continents

Unjust waters: climate change, flooding and the urban poor in Africa http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0956247808089156

Manhattan is building a massive $1 billion wall and park to guard against the next inevitable superstorm https://www.businessinsider.com.au/new-york-city-flooding-manhattan-coastal-barriers-2018-4?r=US&IR=T

 

Emergency Management

Handbook for assessing disaster loss and damage in vulnerable communities http://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:6032/Online_No_21_Handbook_170510w.pdf

Top 5 Resources for Planning For Wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/top-5-resources-planning-wildfire/?platform=hootsuite

Resources on Post-Event Analysis of Natural Hazards http://www.i-s-e-t.org/resources-by-theme-perc

Emergency Alert and Warning Systems: Current Knowledge and Future Research Directions https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24935/emergency-alert-and-warning-systems-current-knowledge-and-future-research?

The Limits of Earthquake Early-Warning Alerts http://www.routefifty.com/smart-cities/2018/04/limits-earthquake-early-warning-alerts/147273/

Big gaps in emergency preparedness for seniors https://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/big-gaps-in-emergency-preparedness-for-seniors/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=EM_Weekly

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Ready for disaster: Why more people are preparing for the worst https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/article-why-the-preparedness-movement-is-gaining-momentum/

Ipsos survey: 19% of Americans feel very prepared and 51% feel somewhat prepared for an emergency in their community https://www.ipsos.com/en-us/news-polls/booz-allen-hamilton-ipsos-study-on-community-resilience

Introducing EarthTime: animations which show how our planet is changing https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/04/introducing-earthtime-a-global-magnifying-glass-to-help-us-see-common-ground?utm_source=Facebook%20Videos&utm_medium=Facebook%20Videos&utm_campaign=Facebook%20Video%20Blogs

IMMERSED: A VR Experience About Flood & Resilience https://www.fema.gov/immersed

The HayWired scenario depicts a scientifically realistic earthquake sequence, and its cascading impacts https://www.usgs.gov/natural-hazards/science-application-risk-reduction/science/haywired-scenario?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects

A City of York Councillor has called for a review of flood messaging https://www.minsterfm.com/news/local/2559315/calls-for-a-review-of-flood-messaging-alerts/?platform=hootsuite

Resilient Systems, Resilient Communities book https://era.library.ualberta.ca/items/489c0395-45a1-4290-a1ad-210a543d6d25

Heed hints when relocating to Houston https://www.chron.com/news/article/Heed-hints-when-relocating-to-Houston-12857926.php

Business continuity planning for disasters http://evaq8.co.uk/Business-Continuity-Disaster-Preparedness-for-Business.html

“Our teachers and students need to be prepared for tsunami events” http://fijisun.com.fj/2018/03/02/tsunami-preparedness-vital-seruiratu/

Communicating volcanic risk: lava, eruptions and uncertainty https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/communicating-volcanic-risk-lava-eruptions-and-uncertainty

Perceptions of water in Britain http://aboutdrought.info/news-review-drought-briefing/

National Hurricane Preparedness Week https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

Disasters Create Emotional Connections With Future Generations http://freeresources.luciencanton.com/2018/04/disasters-create-emotional-connections-with-future-generations.html

Flooding challenges in spotlight at Shrewsbury event https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/2018/04/26/flooding-challenges-to-be-discussed/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

51% of Americans say they would rely heavily on social media to keep them updated during a disaster https://www.slideshare.net/AnneMarieMoran2/booz-allen-community-resilience-report-4-418

Introducing VOST: A Way to Make Social Media Work for Emergency Response http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Introducing-VOST-A-Way-to-Make-Social-Media-Work-for-Emergency-Response.html

Twitter and Facebook used to investigate the relationship between meteorological conditions and the sentiment of human expressions http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195750

British adults using Facebook less to communicate with friends https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/25/british-adults-using-facebook-less-to-communicate-with-friends?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Add_to_Pocket

As the internet becomes more mobile, newer forms of social media are gaining popularity https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/113222/Adults-Media-Use-and-Attitudes-Report-2018.pdf

 

Psychology and disasters

Junot Díaz’s beautiful and searing personal essay ‘The Silence’ https://longreads.com/2018/04/23/on-junot-diazs-the-silence-and-our-uncomfortable-reckoning/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Volunteer weather observers: more than 100 years of vital data collection http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/853/volunteer-weather-observers-more-than-100-years-of-vital-data-collection/

Motel misery: Hundreds fled Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico only to end up functionally homeless in Florida https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/04/20/politics/sutter-puerto-rico-motel-misery-invs/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

Louisiana ‘islanders’ find a new home beyond the water https://www.zilient.org/article/louisiana-islanders-find-new-home-beyond-water

Community cooperation following disasters key to recovery, Stanford study finds https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57918

Today in disaster resilience (6 April 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

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

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

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

 

Psychology and disasters

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

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

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (30 March 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

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

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

 

Psychology and disasters

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (23 February 2018)

Disaster

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Media and Emergency Management

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

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

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

 

 

Psychology and disasters

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

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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