Today in disaster resilience (14 October 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Matthew Downgraded to Post-Tropical Cyclone and Heads out to Atlantic, US Death Toll Rises to 19 https://gma.yahoo.com/us-braces-hurricane-matthew-deadly-storm-batters-bahamas-102806530–abc-news-topstories.html?cid=gma_tco

Hurricane Matthew causes North Carolina floods http://bigstory.ap.org/229a43bb269740b7ba08c6fd064eca21?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

Cholera outbreaks in Haiti follow devastation of Hurricane Matthew https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/08/haiti-cost-hurricane-matthew-storm-us

Hundreds stranded in North Carolina floods after Hurricane Matthew http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-idUSKCN12A0N0

Flooding in Central West NSW is easing but about one million hectares are still under water http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/nsw-floods-easing-in-central-west-but-peaks-expected-in-southwest/news-story/d0d3db507dd4e43d206901152ba650d7

Hurricane Matthew toll in Haiti rises to 1,000, dead buried in mass graves http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-haiti-idUSKCN12A02W

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Oct 2016: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59450/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Oct-2016-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Tur.html

Hurricane Matthew’s US death toll rises to 33 as flooding chaos continues https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/11/hurricane-matthew-death-toll-shooting-north-carolina-florida-georgia?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Hurricane Nicole continues to strengthen as it heads toward Bermuda  http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nicole-atlantic-ocean

Hurricane Matthew closes schools for thousands of Haiti’s children http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-haiti-education-idUSKCN12D2WS?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

Hurricane Nicole Pounds Bermuda; ‘Significant’ Power Outages Reported https://www.wunderground.com/news/hurricane-nicole-bermuda-impacts?__prclt=y9hMrJvm

Disaster risk reduction

Can community-based adaptation increase resilience? http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17565529.2016.1223595?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_medium=social&utm_content=bufferd4a8b&utm_source=twitter.com&scroll=top&needAccess=true&journalCode=tcld20

Killer flooding is coming and Britain is not ready’ Top climate expert’s shock warning http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/551761/flooding-uk-warning-climate-expert

Facing growing natural disaster risk – UN, World Bank and insurance industry endorse G7 InsuResilience target and approve framework for more resilient societies http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161005005653/en/Facing-Growing-Natural-Disaster-Risk—-United

Massive storm could cause energy blackout here http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/massive-storm-could-cause-energy-blackout-here-experts-20161010-gryzzx.html

Resilient Oakland http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/city/oakland#/-_/

Why the risk of the ‘Big One’ in B.C. is heightened every 14 months http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/earthquakes-bc-slow-slip-1.3794192

Sandy’s Surge Was Extreme. It Could Become Normal http://www.climatecentral.org/news/sandys-surge-climate-change-20776

In the Philippines, Urban Planning Needs to Outrun the Next Big Storm https://nextcity.org/features/view/philippines-flood-typhoon-planning-resilience-habitat3

CIDCO´s tidal-water drainage system averted flooding in monsoon http://india.smartcitiescouncil.com/article/cidco%C2%B4s-tidal-water-drainage-system-averted-flooding-monsoon

B.C. government invests $2.5-million to address flood risk in Peace Region after June flooding http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/b-c-government-invests-2-5-million-address-flood-risk-peace-region-june-flooding-1004101323/

It’s time to stop subsidizing people who live in hurricane-prone areas http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/10/10/flood-insurance-hurricane-matthew-editorials-debates/91864570/?platform=hootsuite

A Short Note on the Oso landslide Settlement https://washingtonlandscape.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/a-short-note-on-oso-landslide-settlement.html

The Arctic Resilience Report http://arctic-council.org/arr/

Basic flood protection ‘missing in high risk areas’ http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37565462

Rebuilding Fort McMurray homes on flood plain a ‘poor decision,’ says hydrologist http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/rebuilding-fort-mcmurray-homes-on-flood-plain-a-poor-decision-says-hydrologist-1.3793374

Investing in Urban Resilience Can Save the World’s Cities Billions Each Year and Keep Millions out of Poverty http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2016/10/12/world-bank-investing-in-urban-resilience-can-save-the-worlds-cities-billions-each-year-and-keep-millions-out-of-poverty?CID=CCG_TT_Cities_EN_EXT

Prepared Peru reduces El Niño mortality http://reliefweb.int/report/peru/iddr2016-prepared-peru-reduces-el-ni-o-mortality

Larry Brilliant’s new book shows how pandemics can be eradicated http://blog.ted.com/larry-brilliants-new-book-shows-how-pandemics-can-be-eradicated/

Analyzing climate variations at multiple timescales can guide Zika virus response measures http://gigascience.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13742-016-0146-1

“Hurricane Matthew has disrupted the expected course of events. We should not seek to put Haiti back on course” http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50581

Stressing the importance of building community resilience: 2016 World Disasters Report http://www.ifrc.org/Global/Documents/Secretariat/201610/WDR%202016-FINAL_web.pdf

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Oct 2016: Colima volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Turrialba, Ambrym, Nevado del Ruiz https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59473/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Oct-2016-Colima-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Turrialba-Ambrym-Nevado-del-.html

Ottawa provides $20.5 million for flood protection in three Alberta towns http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/ottawa-provides-20-5-million-for-flood-protection-in-three-alberta-towns

Philippines Pre-disaster Indicators Dashboard https://public.tableau.com/en-us/s/gallery/pre-disaster-indicators-dashboard

How earthquakes in midcontinents differ from those at plate boundaries http://lithosphere.gsapubs.org/content/3/2/128.full.pdf+html

Prospects for Resilience: Insights from New York City’s Jamaica Bay https://books.google.com.au/books/about/Prospects_for_Resilience.html?id=D67sjwEACAAJ&source=kp_cover&redir_esc=y

‘Delhi Faces Flood Threat Due To Encroachment Of Yamuna Floodplains’ http://newsworldindia.in/india/metro/delhi-faces-flood-threat-due-to-encroachment-of-yamuna-floodplains/231514/

Insurers under fire for flood actions http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/breaking-news/insurers-under-fire-for-flood-actions-38979.aspx

The poverty trap of perennial flooding of Kenya’s Tana River http://cwsglobal.org/tana-flooding/

Emergency management

The Fires that created an Incident Management System http://www.uninets.net/~dsrowley/The%20Fires%20that%20Created%20an%20IMS.pdf

Haitians worship among devastation caused by hurricane https://www.yahoo.com/news/aid-convoys-arrive-haiti-gauges-full-extent-disaster-040305520.html?ref=gs

Wind Speed Alone Isn’t The Best Way To Measure A Weird Hurricane Like Matthew http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/wind-speed-alone-isnt-the-best-way-to-measure-a-weird-hurricane-like-matthew/

North Carolina floods show why inland flooding needs to be part of a new hurricane scale http://mashable.com/2016/10/10/north-carolina-floods-hurricane-scale/#HAX7e_egMPqX

E3 App enables us to look at all the volcanic eruptions that have occurred on our planet in the last 50-plus years, and all the earthquakes https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/10/10/watch-earth-pulse-with-earthquakes-and-eruptions-in-this-stunning-visualization/

Haiti needs ‘massive response’ after hurricane: U.N. chief http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-haiti-un-idUSKCN12A1U3

As Haiti Assesses Hurricane Damage, PAHO’s Emergency Response Targets Cholera http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12592%3Ahaiti-assesses-hurricane-damage-paho-emergency-response-targets-cholera&Itemid=1926&lang=en

Horrific rains and ocean surge: Hurricane Matthew by the numbers https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/11/horrific-rains-and-ocean-surge-hurricane-matthew-by-the-numbers/

Hurricane Matthew’s water footprint https://owi.usgs.gov/vizlab/hurricane-matthew/

Hurricane Matthew: What’s Next for Recovery and Rebuilding? http://blog.ucsusa.org/rachel-cleetus/hurricane-matthew-whats-next-for-recovery-and-rebuilding

GIS & Flooding http://gis.ruekert-mielke.com/2016/10/13/gis-flooding/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Targeted Residential Fire Risk Reduction http://www.surrey.ca/files/Manitoba-Targeted%20(final)%20Aug%202016.pdf

How Kenyan communities embrace flood resilience strategies https://www.devex.com/news/how-kenyan-communities-embrace-flood-resilience-strategies-88871

Australia’s new official app for weather forecasts and extreme weather warnings http://www.bom.gov.au/app/?cid=021tw03

Earthquake Early Warning http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/earlywarning/overview.php?utm_content=buffer08565&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

2016 Great British Columbia ShakeOut http://www.shakeoutbc.ca/

#IDDR2016 International Day for Disaster Reduction http://www.unisdr.org/2016/iddr/

Flood sirens put to the test for Calderdale exercise https://www.gov.uk/government/news/flood-sirens-put-to-the-test-for-calderdale-exercise

Social media and emergency management

Social media has revolutionised how we communicate – personal & private impacts https://theconversation.com/has-social-media-really-shifted-the-line-between-personal-and-private-forever-66119

Video of Hurricane Matthew was published on a variety of social media platforms http://www.wsj.com/video/how-social-media-captured-hurricane-matthew/FAD3D240-A9B8-43F9-8D03-958EF30A2B80.html

Tokyo tweets in and out over short-lived major emergency https://emergency.life/2016/10/12/%F0%9F%87%AF%F0%9F%87%B5-hundreds-of-thousands-lose-power-in-worlds-largest-city-what-happened-next-in-tokyo/

How a Drone and Social Media Aided in One Man’s Rescue From NC Flooding http://abcnews.go.com/US/drone-social-media-aided-mans-rescue-nc-flooding/story?id=42724355

Is social media creating psychological benefits or global gloom? https://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2016/07/06/does-facebook-really-make-you-depressed/

Dealing with life divided between the physical world and the digital realm https://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2016/08/23/the-online-life-as-both-liberation-and-imprisonment/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=KQEDScience

Psychology and disasters

The Link Between Natural Disasters and Domestic Abuse http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/disaster-domestic-abuse/501299/

Children, Young People and Flooding: Recovery and Resilience http://www.centre4resilience.org/?p=2385

New Strategy Focuses on Mental Health of NSW Emergency Services http://www.emsworld.com/news/12268585/new-strategy-focuses-on-mental-health-of-nsw-emergency-services

Today in disaster resilience (7 October 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Deadly Hurricane Matthew roars towards Haiti, Jamaica http://www.smh.com.au/world/deadly-hurricane-matthew-roars-toward-haiti-jamaica-20161003-gru40v.html

Hurricane Matthew update http://gdacs.org/report.aspx?eventid=1000316&episodeid=22&eventtype=TC

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Oct 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59325/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Oct-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch.html

Mýrdalsjökull – earthquakes during the last 48 hours http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/myrdalsjokull/

Matthew is the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Haiti since Cleo in 1964 http://wxshift.com/news/hurricane-matthew-lashes-haiti-u.s.-impacts-more-likely?utm_content=bufferd5d9f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Oct 2016: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59338/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Oct-2016-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Shiveluch.html

Hurricane Matthew: Flash-flooding in Haiti http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37555827?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Hurricane Matthew: at least six feared dead in Haiti as violent storm hits https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/04/hurricane-matthew-haitians-flee-inland-as-violent-storm-approaches

Hurricane Matthew: Florida evacuates barrier islands ahead of direct hit https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/05/hurricane-matthew-florida-evacuates-barrier-islands?CMP=share_btn_tw

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Oct 2016: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Colima, Bromo, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59359/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Oct-2016-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Colima-Bromo-Shiveluch-Tu.html

Double eyewall structure revealed in hurricane #Matthew https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/10/06/double-eyewall-structure-revealed-in-hurricane-matthew/

Hurricane Matthew Is Florida’s Worst-Case Scenario https://psmag.com/hurricane-matthew-is-floridas-worst-case-scenario-61a8a36f7a04#.9tb74ww8o

Hurricane Matthew: At least 100 people killed in Haiti devastation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37579399

Disaster risk reduction

Malcolm Turnbull calls for greater spending on disaster mitigation https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/03/malcolm-turnbull-calls-for-greater-spending-on-disaster-mitigation

‘A recipe for disaster’: Why WA could be headed for another bushfire catastrophe http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/a-recipe-for-disaster-why-wa-could-be-headed-for-another-bushfire-catastrophe-20160929-grr9r1.html

This Law Could Stem the Rising Costs of Flooding http://time.com/4510734/floods-climate-change-flood-insurance/

Plans for ‘flood risk’ symbols on homes prove controversial http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37497092

New Maps Label Much Of New Orleans Out Of Flood Hazard Area http://www.npr.org/2016/09/30/495794999/new-maps-label-much-of-new-orleans-out-of-flood-hazard-area

Seismic Wave Videos Combine Sight and Sound https://eos.org/articles/seismic-wave-videos-combine-sight-and-sound

Fire regimes of Northern Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine communities http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/fire_regimes/Northern_RM_ponderosa_pine/all.html

Using Science to Improve Wildfire Outcomes http://fireadaptednetwork.org/using-science-improve-wildfire-outcomes-interview-steve-quarles/

Increased Wildfire Risk Driven by Climate and Development Interactions in the Bolivian Chiquitania, Southern Amazonia http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0161323&utm_content=buffer9cf29&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Engage Uganda earthquake victims on proper house reconstruction http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50472

Thailand: Breaking the cycle of flooding and drought https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/10/thailand-breaking-cycle-flooding-drought/

The Global Urban Footprint: A map of nearly every human settlement on Earth http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/global-urban-footprint-map-nearly-every-human-settlement-earth?cid=EXT_WBBlogSocialShare_D_EXT

Linking disaster risk, development and climate change http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50483

Climate-Driven Change in Ice-Free Areas of Greenland https://eos.org/meeting-reports/climate-driven-change-in-ice-free-areas-of-greenland

Rising Temperatures Load the Dice for Megadrought Risk http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/rising-temperatures-load-dice-megadrought-risk?platform=hootsuite

Why is Haiti vulnerable to natural hazards and disasters? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/04/why-is-haiti-vulnerable-to-natural-hazards-and-disasters?CMP=share_btn_tw&page=with:img-2#img-2

Recent NSW floods uncover a network of illegally constructed levee banks on farmland http://www.theland.com.au/story/4208066/illegal-levees-investigated-throughout-nsw/

New flood data will boost breadth of coverage in Canada http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/new-flood-data-will-boost-breadth-of-coverage-in-canada-9828

An IBM cloud that will prevent floods in Chennai? Tamil Nadu government gives thumbs up http://www.financialexpress.com/economy/an-ibm-cloud-that-will-prevent-floods-in-chennai-tamil-nadu-government-gives-thumbs-up/407721/

Bangkok’s flood defences losing battle with heavy rain http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/advanced/1102804/bangkoks-flood-defences-losing-battle-with-heavy-rain

Emergency management

State pilot project is using fires to help fight wildfires http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/state/washington/article105377726.html

SA weather: Police issue warning to flood kayak thrillseekers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-03/sa-police-issue-warning-to-flood-thrillseekers/7897504

Devastating floods in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have left hundreds of thousands in need https://social.shorthand.com/IFRCAsiaPacific/n2FGwkfPtP/suffering-in-silence

Can drones help Myanmar flood relief? Not until the government says so http://www.irinnews.org/news/2016/08/18/can-drones-help-myanmar-flood-relief-not-until-government-says-so

Using big data to respond to flooding in the UK https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2016/10/03/technology-innovation-and-data-helping-us-protect-the-environment-and-respond-to-flooding/

NSW floods to cost $500 million and rising http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/floods-to-cost-nsw-farmers-more-than-500m/news-story/5f3ac2e45a1a2c9e952d45c5d7265c98

Haiti could be dealing with Matthew’s impacts for years to come http://wxshift.com/news/haiti-could-be-dealing-with-matthews-impacts-for-years-to-come

Reflections on the Performance of the American Red Cross http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/reflections-on-the-performance-of-the-american-red-cross.html?utm_content=buffer382b9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

‘Nowhere to go,’ shellshock in devastated Haitian port http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-haiti-idUSKCN1252KS?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

When Hurricane Hunters Are Replaced by Drones http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/09/when-hurricane-hunters-are-replaced-by-drones/500093/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Earthquake Early Warning https://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/earlywarning/overview.php

How to Develop a Resilience Strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/how-to-develop-a-resilience-strategy#/-_/

Anatomy of a hurricane http://www.geologyinmotion.com/2016/10/anatomy-of-hurricane_4.html

New issue of Lithosphere http://lithosphere.gsapubs.org/content/current

IBC invites Quebecers to try out earthquake simulator http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/ibc-invites-quebecers-try-earthquake-simulator-1004100958/

NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheets http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/activities/weather-ready-nation/newis/

Earth Science Week Toolkit http://www.earthsciweek.org/materials

Resilience: the big picture https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/10626.pdf

Latest quarterly resilience scan report https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/10894.pdf

International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13 October https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/45714-livetotell

Boom Times 3: Volcano Triplets Spotted Erupting http://www.livescience.com/56379-three-volcano-eruptions-nasa-satellite-photo.html

New High-Definition Video of Active Hawaiian Volcano Lava Lake Available for Free https://www.usgs.gov/news/new-high-definition-video-active-hawaiian-volcano-lava-lake-available-free

Volcano insight: Fifty years of eruptions revealed http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37569152

Social media and emergency management

New system uses tools to explore how people spread ideas through online social networks http://osome.iuni.iu.edu/

Internet skills and the digital divide http://nms.sagepub.com/content/13/6/893.full.pdf+html?ijkey=VDFG831E4ByDg&keytype=ref&siteid=spnms&utm_source=SAGE_social&hootPostID=6941a50e69e8ac93f1682118bfd228a0

When Disaster Strikes, He Creates A ‘Crisis Map’ That Helps Save Lives http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/10/02/495795717/when-disaster-strikes-he-creates-a-crisis-map-that-helps-save-lives

People hit by Italian earthquake use local Facebook site to share emotions & experiences  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37548063

Psychology and disasters

In Jamaica’s ‘wickedest’ town, few fear Hurricane Matthew’s fury http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-matthew-port-royal-idUSKCN12307G?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

Psychological resilience: state of knowledge and future research agendas https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/9872.pdf

Social capital and disasters

Study refutes suburbanisation has eroded “social capital” that once pushed us closer together http://www.citylab.com/commute/2016/10/urbanites-and-suburbanites-time-use-socializing/495356/?utm_source=SFTwitter

Today in disaster resilience (30 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social media and emergency management

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

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (16 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Typhoon Meranti 2016 http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/events/typhoon-meranti-2016

Food aid reaches 140,000 hit by floods in North Korea – WFP http://news.trust.org/item/20160913154458-dgtev/?utm_source=twitter

It was a big weekendfor lava https://www.wired.com/2016/09/volcanoes-around-world-make-spectacular-lava-flows/

Tanzania earthquake http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/tanzania-quake-weve-never-known-this-in-our-country-says-pm-20160912

Sydney warms up as gathering clouds point to big wet inland http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydney-warms-up-as-gathering-clouds-point-to-big-wet-inland-20160912-gre3lj.html

Victorian weather: Flood warnings as ‘season-making rain’ brings mixed fortunes for farmers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-13/victorian-weather-heavy-rain-flood-warnings-in-place/7837668

Effects of a super storm spread across southeastern Australia http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/ocean-road-not-so-great-as-storm-bill-rises/news-story/77560c8aef61c9f408fe833d6c1aba34

Typhoon Meranti slams into China after battering Taiwan http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/09/14/super-typhoon-meranti-barrels-into-taiwan/90345966/?hootPostID=87fc6f45ab0da599a147858801a02e75

Flooding leaves 135 dead, 395 missing and more than 100 000 displaced in North Korea http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2016/09/12/flooding-leaves-135-dead-395-missing-and-more-than-100-000-displaced-in-north-korea/

Yasur volcano (Vanuatu): strong and sometimes dangerous explosions https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/vanuatu/yasur/news.html

Victorian floods: State battered with worst September deluge in a century http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victorian-floods-state-battered-with-worst-september-deluge-in-a-century-20160914-grgijs.html

UK set for floods, thunderstorms and hail after record heatwave https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/sep/15/floods-thunderstorms-hail-uk-weather-warnings-record-heatwave?CMP=share_btn_tw

Disaster risk reduction

Christchurch City Council makes resilience pledge to get up to $5m from Rockefeller partners http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/84166211/Christchurch-City-Council-makes-resilience-pledge-to-get-up-to-5m-from-Rockefeller-partners

Increasing the quality of seismic interpretation http://library.seg.org/doi/10.1190/INT-2015-0218.1

How ready are Indian Ocean nations for the next big tsunami? http://www.irinnews.org/news/2016/09/07/how-ready-are-indian-ocean-nations-next-big-tsunami

Cave Formations Carry Clues About Ancient Earthquakes http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/cave-formations-carry-clues-about-ancient-earthquakes-180960419/?no-ist

Sheffield chosen to lead the way in National Flood Resilience Review http://www.sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk/govt-flood-report/

New data points to major eruption of Japanese volcano https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/13/new-data-points-to-major-eruption-of-japanese-volcano

Review of how we assess flood risk, reduce the likelihood of flooding, and make the country as resilient as possible to flooding https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-flood-resilience-review

Portland needs earthquake retrofits before old buildings become deathtraps http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/09/city_leaders_must_require_eart.html

Cumbrian lakes hold a centuries-long flood record http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37304856

Hundreds of key sites in England at risk of floods http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37306094

Messages in the sand from Hurricane Sandy http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50184

Resilience and disaster trends in the Philippines: Opportunities for national and local capacity building http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/50197

Emergency management

Citizens as Rescuers in Building Collapses http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/citizens-as-rescuers-in-building-collapses.html

The dynamics and difficulties of disaster recovery http://phys.org/news/2016-09-dynamics-difficulties-disaster-recovery.html

A Morning That Shook the World: The Seismology of 9/11 http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/09/a-morning-that-shook-the-world-the-seismology-of-911/

CFS member says warnings about Pinery bushfire threat were delayed by up to 45 minutes http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/cfs-member-says-warnings-about-pinery-bushfire-threat-were-delayed-by-up-to-45-minutes/news-story/4383c8c13bc22ca6f15de61a4ffbc2db

Louisiana governor requests bailout as flood costs rise to $15bn https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/11/louisiana-governor-requests-bailout-flood-damage-costs

Flood relief in Myanmar includes family planning supplies http://www.unfpa.org/news/flood-relief-myanmar-includes-family-planning-supplies

Hermine: Losses seen up to $500M, could have been worse, insurers say http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=342594

Emergency Management and Business Continuity: Cousins, but not Twins https://ebrp.net/emergency-management-and-business-continuity-cousins,-but-not-twins/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

National Preparedness Month http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/npm/index.htm

Flooding and Disaster Information Resources https://nnlm.gov/scr/flooding-disaster-resources

Failure to Communicate https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/failure-to-communicate-pretty-much-everyone-dropped-the-ball-in-louisiana?utm_source=NHC%20Master%20List&utm_campaign=3820cd8102-DR660&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dabc309806-3820cd8102-54422061

What are tsunamis? https://coast.noaa.gov/applyit/inundation/tsunamis.html

This action plan sets out how businesses can make it easier for people to protect their homes from damage from flood water https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-property-level-flood-resilience-bonfield-2016-action-plan

Megafire warning: Experts issue a call to action at Ashland meeting http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160913/NEWS/160919930

Resilient Pittsburgh’s Upcoming Resilience Fair! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/resilience/

New Orleans acts on disaster risk awareness for the private sector http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50163

Explainer: how to prepare for a tsunami https://theconversation.com/explainer-how-to-prepare-for-a-tsunami-64824

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Through Preparedness https://www.ready.gov/neighbors-helping-neighbors-through-preparedness

Social media and emergency management

Social media are used by citizens affected as a platform to read and share recovery information and post queries http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2550-3

Psychology and disasters

Climate change is raising tensions along with sea levels https://nexusmedianews.com/in-the-heat-of-the-moment-b2723a45b37a#.3owtu3y20

Social capital and disasters

Trust deficit: Japanese communities and the challenge of rebuilding Tohoku https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/36/

Almost half of Americans expect to rely a great deal on their neighbors after a disaster https://community.fema.gov/action/plan-with-neighbors

Today in disaster resilience (9 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Wildfire bearing down on coastal of town of Xàbia in Spain https://emergency.life/2016/09/04/496/

Wildfires force residents and vacationers out of homes in Spain – video https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/sep/05/wildfires-force-residents-and-vacationers-out-of-homes-in-spain-video?CMP=share_btn_tw

Deadly Floods Hit North Korea, Eastern China and the Russian Far East http://floodlist.com/asia/deadly-floods-hit-north-korea-eastern-china-russian-far-east

Sea level rise is worsening Hermine’s coastal flooding http://mashable.com/2016/09/03/sea-level-rise-storm-surge-hermine/#mYSDili22Zqp

Malou to unleash heavy rain, strong winds over Tokyo into Thursday http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/malou-tropical-cyclone-typhoon-flood-mudslide-wind-threat-tokyo/59931948

Floods after heavy rain in Greece leave 4 dead, 1 missing http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/world/article100331342.html

North Korea – Death Toll Rises to 60, Over 40,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/north-korea-death-toll-rises-september-2016

Disaster risk reduction

Habitat III: the biggest conference you’ve probably never heard of https://theconversation.com/habitat-iii-the-biggest-conference-youve-probably-never-heard-of-63499

Batten down the hatches UK’s worst flood risk areas revealed as hurricane season hits https://reportuk.org/2016/09/04/batten-down-the-hatches-uks-worst-flood-risk-areas-revealed-as-hurricane-season-hits/

Floods kill more people than bushfires in Australia http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/aust-floods-more-deadly-than-bushfires/news-story/ceba32595554dd984a83cd8fdf53b189

Research by Missouri S&T faculty could prevent next major human-related disaster http://news.mst.edu/2016/08/research-by-missouri-st-faculty-could-prevent-next-major-human-related-disaster/

Building a flood catastrophe model for Australia in ELEMENTS http://www.ambiental.co.uk/building-a-flood-catastrophe-model-for-australia-in-elements/

Why Do Our Cities Flood? Collapse in Municipal Governance Is to Blame http://thewire.in/63383/water-logged-cities-municipal-failure/

Help for flood victims trying to insure their homes http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/14721048.New_scheme_offers_hope_to_past_flood_victims_thinking_about_their_future/?ref=twtrec

World Population Growth Is Speeding Up, Not Slowing Down; No Peak in Sight and Consequences Will Be Catastrophic http://peakoil.com/enviroment/world-population-growth-is-speeding-up-not-slowing-down-no-peak-in-sight-and-consequences-will-be-catastrophic

Can we get better at predicting earthquakes? https://theconversation.com/can-we-get-better-at-predicting-earthquakes-64408

‘Higher than normal risk’: This map shows the hot spots of the upcoming Australian bushfire season http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/higher-than-normal-risk-this-map-shows-the-hot-spots-of-the-upcoming-australian-bushfire-season/news-story/ef20d25d9070ca80b4b831347936896f

Extinction alert: saving the world from a deadly asteroid impact https://theconversation.com/extinction-alert-saving-the-world-from-a-deadly-asteroid-impact-63936

What is ‘social resilience’? Perspectives of disaster researchers, emergency management practitioners, and policymakers in New Zealand http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916302096

As disaster losses mount, Sri Lanka develops tool to track them http://in.reuters.com/article/srilanka-disaster-monitoring-idINKCN1150MY

UK National Flood Resilience Review https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/551137/national-flood-resilience-review.pdf

What’s Special About the Zika Virus in Singapore?  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/what-s-special-about-the-zika-virus-in-singapore/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_HLTH_BLOG

4th International Sustainable Development Conference Coming up http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2016/09/08/4th-international-sustainable-development-conference-coming-up/

Some SC lawmakers say Hermine showed dam rules not needed http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/8/some-sc-lawmakers-say-hermine-showed-dam-rules-not/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Thrive or fail: Examining forest resilience in the face of fires http://phys.org/news/2016-09-forest-resilience.html

Tsunami simulator recreates devastating waves for first time in a lab https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/07/tsunami-simulator-recreates-devastating-waves-for-first-time-in-a-lab?CMP=share_btn_tw

Why Crowded Events Become Targets http://lionsgateriskmanagementgroup.tumblr.com/post/145970619665/from-the-rio-olympics-to-the-orlando-nightclub

NZ’s Ruapehu volcano heating up fast https://www.wired.com/2016/09/new-zealands-ruapehu-volcano-heating-fast/

Council leaders press Theresa May over delayed flood defence review https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/30/council-leaders-press-theresa-may-over-delayed-flood-defence-review

Emergency management

Jersey Shore merchants ‘paying the price’ for Hermine forecast http://www.nj.com/cape-may-county/index.ssf/2016/09/jersey_shore_businesses.html

Why Hermine Has Caused Extreme Forecast Headaches https://www.wunderground.com/news/tropical-hermine-gulf-atlantic-forecast-challenges?__prclt=POr8QrnQ

We Haven’t Seen Many Storms Like Hermine http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/we-havent-seen-many-storms-like-hermine/

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Sep 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Dukono, Nevado del Ruiz https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/58931/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Sep-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Dukono-Nevado-del-Ruiz.html

A week after the Italian earthquake http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2016/08/world/italy-earthquake-aftermath-future/?sr=twcnni083116italy-earthquake-aftermath-future1130AMStoryLink&linkId=28241791

Monsoon Flooding In India Reached ‘Unprecedented Levels’ This Year, Officials Say https://weather.com/news/news/flooding-india-ganges

Influence the debate on global disaster relief and resilience http://www.eco-business.com/press-releases/influence-the-debate-on-global-disaster-relief-and-resilience/

24 countries taking part in tsunami drill http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50128

Louisiana Flood Damage at Least $8.7 Billion, Governor Says http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/louisiana-flood-damage-87-billion-governor-41845120

Post event review capability (PERC) report on the October 2015 floods in South Carolina https://www.zurichna.com/en/knowledge/articles/2016/09/post-event-review-capability-perc-report-on-the-october-2015-floods-in-south-carolina

Using Swimming Robots to Warn Villages of Himalayan Tsunamis https://irevolutions.org/2016/09/08/himalayan-tsunami/

New Jersey Unveils Text-to-911 Capabilities http://www.emergencymgmt.com/next-gen-911/New-Jersey-Text-To-911.html?utm_content=bufferbdd4d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The official report into the Samarco Tailings Dam failure in Brazil http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/08/30/samarco-tailings-dam-failure-report/

How One Organisation Worked Round the Clock to Rescue Flood Affected Animals in Kaziranga http://www.thebetterindia.com/67489/recuse-flood-affected-animals-kaziranga-national-park/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Latest UNISDR publications http://www.unisdr.org/we/inform/publications

Failure to Prepare Spells Out Trouble for Business Owners http://adjustersinternational.com/failure-to-prepare/

Hype, Bust Or Effective? Messaging Hermine In A Post-Hurricane Sandy Era http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/09/06/messaging-hermine-did-we-learn-from-hurricane-sandy/

Ringing in Climate Change Education http://nmindepth.com/2016/09/07/ringing-in-climate-change-education/

Tsunami aware tourism in the Seychelles http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50147

Get Ready Weekend 2016 http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/get-ready2016

Social media and emergency management

Facebook strategies can assist with ensuring that disaster-affected populations receive timely, consistent, and accurate information http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fcomm.2016.00004/full

Seniors are the group most likely to say they never go online http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/09/07/some-americans-dont-use-the-internet-who-are-they/

Psychology and disasters

Can We Learn How to Forget? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-we-learn-how-to-forget/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_MB_FEAT

Today in disaster resilience (11 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Nepartak: Super-typhoon batters Taiwan disrupting power supplies, transport; at least three dead http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-08/super-typhoon-nepartak-hits-taiwan-disrupts-power-supply/7582618

Typhoon Nepartak: More than 400,000 people forced to flee as tropical storm strikes eastern China http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-10/hundreds-of-thousands-flee-as-typhoon-nepartak-hits-china/7583780

Disaster risk reduction

Dar es Salaam suffers from both flooding and scarcity of water supplies http://news.trust.org/item/20160710154013-kcsk3/

Research to aid volcanic warning for Auckland http://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/research-to-aid-volcanic-warning-for-auckland

Gendered terrain of disaster http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/97447/gendered-terrain-of-disaster

China’s devastating floods can be traced back to corruption and overbuilding http://qz.com/725468/chinas-devastating-floods-can-be-traced-back-to-corruption-and-overbuilding/

Emergency management

Alberta Wildfires Costliest Disaster in Canadian History http://www.climatecentral.org/news/alberta-wildfires-costliest-disaster-canadian-history-20510

Only halfway through 2016 and the U.S. has already seen eight weather and climate-related disasters that have each met or exceeded $1 billion in damages http://www.noaa.gov/us-experienced-least-8-billion-dollar-disasters-so-far-year

The head of Tasmania’s Flood Recovery Taskforce has warned it will take years to finish repairing all of the damage caused by last month’s deluge http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-07/flood-repairs-in-tasmania-may-take-years/7578242

Flood Early Warning SMS in Nepal http://hamrotools.com/floods-sms-in-nepal/

Psychology and disasters

PTSD should be an occupational illness https://tpav.org.au/Publications_and_Media/InBrief/2016_InBriefs/June_2016/29_June.html

Social capital and disasters

The Case for Capitals https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/the-case-for-capitals-leveraging-key-resources-in-a-catastrophic-event

Today in disaster resilience (4 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Isis claims responsibility for Baghdad car bombing as 120 die on single day https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/03/baghdad-bombings-dozens-killed?CMP=share_btn_tw

Overnight Flash Floods Kill 30 People in Northern Pakistan http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/officials-flash-floods-overnight-killed-30-people-northern-40309701

Disaster risk reduction

Under the volcano https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/03/under-volcano-fire-and-ice-terrawatch?CMP=share_btn_tw

Geologists make their own lava to prep for explosive experiments http://phys.org/news/2016-06-geologists-lava-prep-explosive.html

First detailed recordings of earthquakes on ultraslow mid-ocean ridges http://phys.org/news/2016-06-earthquakes-ultraslow-mid-ocean-ridges.html

Zika may spread more frequently than thought through sex http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-zika-virus-sex-transmitted-evidence-studies-std/

Emergency management

Decades of helping the community recognised http://www.standard.net.au/story/4006568/medal-honour-for-ses-volunteers/

Exploring the Demands on Nurses Working in Health Care Facilities During a Large-Scale Natural Disaster http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/6/2/2158244016655587

Can We Rebuild? Many Flood Survivors Grappling With a Long Recovery http://wvpublic.org/post/can-we-rebuild-many-flood-survivors-grappling-long-recovery

Asian Law in Disasters: Towards a Human-centred Recovery

https://www.routledge.com/Asian-Law-in-Disasters-Toward-a-Human-Centered-Recovery/KANEKO-MATSUOKA-TOYODA/p/book/9781138930636

Social media and emergency management

Social media channels now they seem to be making us more divisive than ever before https://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2016/jun/28/social-media-networks-filter-bubbles?CMP=share_btn_tw

During and immediately following a disaster, decision makers can use social media to identify areas most in need of assistance http://odf.nvoad.org/researchers-identify-link-between-twitter-messaging-and-damage-sustained-from-hurricane-sandy/

Psychology and disasters

Decisions we believe we make consciously have already been made https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/05/you-may-have-already-decided-to-read-this-article/

Today in disaster resilience (30 June 2016)

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

Disaster risk reduction

Faster response times needed to combat cyber threat http://www.thebci.org/index.php/about/news-room#/news/faster-response-times-needed-to-combat-cyber-threat-171949

West Virginia flood was ‘one in a thousand year event’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/06/27/w-va-flood-was-one-in-a-1000-year-event-weather-service-says-more-heavy-rain-forecast/?postshare=801467133557344&tid=ss_tw

Research to aid volcanic warning for Auckland http://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/research-to-aid-volcanic-warning-for-auckland

Identify the “who” in risk mitigation http://www.csoonline.com/article/3089413/data-protection/identify-the-who-in-risk-mitigation.html

U.S. Needs Smarter Disaster Planning http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-needs-smarter-disaster-planning/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_ENGYSUS_NEWS

Emergency management

Supporting Indigenous fire management http://hunter.lls.nsw.gov.au/resource-hub/newsletters/newsletter-articles-2016/supporting-indigenous-fire-management

Taking the long view on disasters https://www.charities.org/news/blog/why-donors-should-take-long-view

When Will Fire Fighting Become ‘Just Another Day at the Office’? http://uniformstories.com/fire/opinion/just-another-day-at-the-office

Disaster education, communications and engagement

These thought-provoking and hauntingly beautiful winning images tackle a range of environmental and social issues http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160629-environmental-photographer-of-the-year-winners-announced

Making North America geology videos http://www.pbs.org/video/2365598165/

Saskatchewan releases emergency alert app http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskalert-app-emergency-1.3654506

Psychology and disasters

PTSD Isn’t A Symptom Of Weakness, It’s A Sign Of Humanity http://uniformstories.com/ems/stories/ptsd-isn-t-a-symptom-of-weakness-it-s-a-sign-of-humanity