Today in disaster resilience (5 July 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Massive damage after worst floods in history hit Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia https://watchers.news/2019/06/30/massive-damage-after-worst-floods-in-history-hit-irkutsk-region-of-siberia-russia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

High-level eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2019/06/28/manam-eruption-june-27-2019/

Anxiety in Nigerian States as fear of flood mounts https://thenationonlineng.net/anxiety-in-states-as-fear-of-flood-mounts/

European heatwave: Spain battles major Catalonia wildfire https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48790242

Hail Storm Buries Parts of Mexican City of Guadalajara in Ice https://www.ecowatch.com/mexico-hail-storm-guadalajara-ice-2639041600.html

Ecuador – Evacuations After Rivers Overflow in Sucumbíos http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-landslides-sucumbios-june-2019

India – Dozens Dead After Torrential Rainfall in Mumbai and Maharashtra http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-mumbai-maharashtra-july-2019

Japan – 1 Million Ordered to Evacuate After Torrential Rain in Kyushu http://floodlist.com/asia/japan-rain-floods-kagoshima-miyazaki-july-2019

Russia – Irkutsk Floods Leave 18 Dead, 8 Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-irkutsk-floods-june-july-2019

Rain-triggered landslide buries World Heritage site in Kyushu http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201907020067.html

Stromboli: One dead as volcano erupts on Italian island https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48857422

8 Dead, 15 Missing After Dam Breach Floods Villages In Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/mumbai-rains-maharashtra-dam-breach-kills-2-more-than-20-still-missing-2063093

Rare EF-2 tornado hits Bendigo, Victoria, Australia https://watchers.news/2019/07/02/ef-2-tornado-near-bendigo-victoria-australia/

Wildfire forces entire First Nation community to evacuate https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/wildfire-forces-entire-first-nation-community-to-evacuate-1004165438/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Big quake rattles Southern California, damage reported northeast of Los Angeles https://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-quake/big-quake-rattles-southern-california-early-reports-of-damage-east-of-los-angeles-idUSKCN1TZ1VB?

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Jul 2019: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/82770/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Jul-2019-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Duk.html

Haiti – More Flash Floods in Ouest Department Leave 2 Dead and 3 Missing http://floodlist.com/america/haiti-floods-ouest-department-july-2019

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

UN chief warns of ‘grave climate emergency,’ says Paris Agreement goals not enough https://globalnews.ca/news/5447866/antonio-guterres-climate-emergency/

France records all-time highest temperature of 45.9C https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/28/france-on-red-alert-as-heatwave-forecast-to-reach-record-45c?CMP=share_btn_tw

Temperature rises will make Brisbane a ‘difficult place to live’ within 30 years, report finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-22/temperature-increases-from-climate-change-brisbane-unliveable/11227404

‘Precipitous’ fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/01/precipitous-fall-in-antarctic-sea-ice-revealed

Investment slow to adapt to climate change, hiking risks http://news.trust.org/item/20190701194525-2nyqi/

UN report on 1.5C blocked from climate talks after Saudi Arabia disputes science https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/06/27/un-report-1-5c-blocked-climate-talks-saudi-arabia-disputes-science/

How China’s sponge cities are preparing for sea-level rise https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/06/how-china-s-sponge-cities-are-preparing-for-sea-level-rise/

Australia posts hottest January-June for days as big dry rolls on https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/australia-posts-hottest-january-june-for-days-as-big-dry-rolls-on-20190702-p523f4.html

Climate change made European heatwave at least five times likelier https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jul/02/climate-change-european-heatwave-likelier?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate change: Antarctic Peninsula ‘can still avoid irreversible change’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48840528

Baked Alaska: record heat fuels wildfires and sparks personal fireworks ban https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/02/alaska-heat-wildfires-climate-change

Antarctic Land Ice Elevation Change Anomalies http://climatestate.com/2019/07/03/antarctic-land-ice-elevation-change-anomalies/

Initiatives for rehabilitation of climate change victims emphasized https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2019/07/04/initiatives-for-rehabilitation-of-climate-change-victims-emphasized

Migration cannot be the only option for people living on ‘drowning’ islands https://www.eco-business.com/opinion/migration-cannot-be-the-only-option-for-people-living-on-drowning-islands/

‘Unprecedented’ Wildfires Burned Across the Arctic Circle In June https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qv79b5/unprecedented-wildfires-are-burning-across-the-arctic-circle?utm_source=vicetwitterus

Climate scientist calls for ‘world war type mobilization’ to combat climate change https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/451497-climate-scientist-michael-mann-calls-for-world-war-type-mobilization-to-combat

Melted Alaska sea ice alarms coast residents, scientists https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/melted-alaska-sea-ice-alarms-coast-residents-scientists-64052510

Are parts of India becoming too hot for humans? https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/03/asia/india-heat-wave-survival-hnk-intl/index.html

The most effective way to fight climate change is to plant trees, over a trillion of them: study https://globalnews.ca/news/5461284/tree-plants-climate-change-study/?utm_source=%40globalnews&utm_medium=Twitter

In the world’s northernmost town, temperatures have risen by 4C, devastating homes, wildlife and even the cemetery https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2019/jul/01/its-getting-warmer-wetter-wilder-the-arctic-town-heating-faster-than-anywhere

A new top killer emerges in hurricanes, and many blame climate change https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article232137427.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

A Guide to Risk Management of Cultural Heritage https://www.iccrom.org/sites/default/files/201712/risk_management_guide_english_web.pdf

Unique, real-time street level flood prediction technology developed at Loughborough University has been commercially launched to save lives and livelihoods worldwide http://floodlist.com/forecasting-warning-systems/new-flood-prediction-technology-loughborough-university?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Intense, frequent wildfires will take increasing toll on health, studies say https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/06/30/wildfire-smoke-health-toll/#.XRlYnBIGDao.twitter

Iliamna Volcano landslide: a new image from the Alaska Volcano Observatory https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/07/01/iliamna-volcano-landslide/

Why Kogi can’t manage flood disasters – Stakeholders https://guardian.ng/news/why-kogi-cant-manage-flood-disasters-stakeholders/

Can the Quality of the Potential Flood Risk Maps be Evaluated? A Case Study of the Social Risks of Floods in Central Spain https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/11/6/1284

Oregon’s tsunami risk https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/oregons-tsunami-risk-between-the-devil-and-the-deep-blue-sea

The Twilight Zone between crisis and risk management: Why government needs to pay attention to creeping crises https://esharp.eu/opinion/the-twilight-zone-between-crisis-and-risk-management-why-government-needs-to-pay-attention-to-creeping-crises

CAG finds loopholes in BMC’s flood risk management plan https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/cag-finds-loopholes-in-bmcs-flood-risk-management-plan/articleshow/70050785.cms

Turning disaster into an opportunity for flood resilience https://www.c2es.org/content/turning-disaster-into-an-opportunity-for-flood-resilience/

How Earth Observation plays a crucial role in Flood Mapping https://www.thegeospatial.in/how-earth-observation-plays-crucial-role-in-flood-mapping-geospatial

Deep dive into flood resilience: “Even little steps will help” https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/deep-dive-into-flood-resilience-even-little-steps-will-help-171700.aspx

Canada – Insurance Body Calls for National Flood Action Plan After Costly Spring 2019 Floods http://floodlist.com/america/canada-insurance-national-flood-action-plan-spring-2019-floods?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Standing stronger together: Reflections on building resilience for small island states http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/standing-stronger-together-reflections-building-resilience-small-island-states?CID=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT

 

Emergency Management

The National Weather Service Will Soon Simplify The Vast Maze Of Weather Alerts They Issue https://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2019/06/29/the-national-weather-service-will-soon-simplify-the-vast-maze-of-weather-alerts-they-issue/#26c767cc70fb

The First 50 Things to Disappear from Store Shelves During an Emergency https://mdcreekmore.com/the-first-50-things-to-disappear-from-store-shelves-during-an-emergency/

Characteristics of Effective Emergency Managers (Part 2) https://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/managing-crisis/characteristics-of-effective-emergency-managers-part-2.html

Townsville floods: GPs integral to response and recovery https://insightplus.mja.com.au/2019/24/townsville-floods-gps-integral-to-response-and-recovery/

Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/24/us/wildfires-big-data-california.html

High-Tech Damage Assessment Speeds Disaster Recovery https://www.pnnl.gov/news-media/high-tech-damage-assessment-speeds-disaster-recovery

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Record Floods Prompt Nationwide Campaign https://anthropocenealliance.org/higherground

New School: A Modern Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Education for Children https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/new-school-a-modern-approach-to-disaster-risk-reduction-and-resilience-education-for-children

 

Disaster psychology

Climate-change anxiety is now a part of growing up. Pop culture has caught on https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/06/28/climate-change-anxiety-is-now-part-growing-up-pop-culture-has-caught/?utm_term=.e06d2c516355

Vicarious Trauma And Its Undeniable Link To Consumption Of Media http://theowp.org/vicarious-trauma-and-its-undeniable-link-to-consumption-of-media/

Flooding and the New Normal: What is the Role of Gender in Experiences of Post‐Disaster Ontological Security? https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/disa.12372?casa_token=uaHcnoOsHEEAAAAA:UR5PWwlIa3benNx7uDljyeraIk5nTljFuD2mLX9ft3FNm5PFKs4SBKerYc5hTczmnkFJUy0Kyi7Jin0

 

Sociology and Disasters

The Links between Climate Change, Disasters, Migration, and Social Resilience in Asia: A Literature Review https://reliefweb.int/report/world/links-between-climate-change-disasters-migration-and-social-resilience-asia-literature

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Today in disaster resilience (28 June 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

8,100 Alberta wildfire evacuees allowed to return home Tuesday https://globalnews.ca/news/5428552/alberta-wildfire-high-level-area-evacuees-return/

8,100 Alberta wildfire evacuees allowed to return home Tuesday https://globalnews.ca/news/5428552/alberta-wildfire-high-level-area-evacuees-return/

Ecuador – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Tungurahua Province http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-landslides-tungurahua-june-2019

UK – Rescues After Heavy Rain Causes Floods in Scotland http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/floods-scotland-edinburgh-stirling-june-2019

Extreme rainfall hits capital Belgrade, 1 month worth of rain in 45 minutes, Serbia https://watchers.news/2019/06/24/extreme-rainfall-hits-capital-belgrade-1-month-worth-of-rain-in-45-minutes-serbia/

Massive eruption at Raikoke volcano, ash to 13.1 km (43 000 feet) a.s.l., Sea of Okhotsk https://watchers.news/2019/06/22/raikoke-volcano-eruption-june-2019/

Rescue for 14 in Stirling trapped by flash floods https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-48755009

Vietnam – 2 Dead After Storms, Floods and Landslides Hit North West http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-2-dead-after-floods-and-landslides-hit-north-west

Mexico and USA – Floods Hit Texas and Tamaulipas After 30cm of Rain in 4 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-usa-floods-texas-tamaulipas-june-2019

France – Flash Floods and Evacuations in Normandy http://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-lisieux-normandy-june-2019

European heatwave: Spain battles major Catalonia wildfire https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48790242

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jun 2019: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/82399/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Jun-2019-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Rev.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Florida newsrooms band together to cover the effects of climate change https://www.tampabay.com/breaking-news/florida-newsrooms-band-together-to-cover-the-effects-of-climate-change-20190625/

Guide: Communicating Climate Impacts Through Adaptation https://climateoutreach.org/resources/guide-communicating-climate-impacts-through-adaptation-wi/

‘Climate apartheid’ to push 120 million into poverty by 2030, UN says https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/25/world/climate-apartheid-poverty-un-intl/

Electricity Demand Will Soar as Households Try to Cope With Hotter Temperatures https://e360.yale.edu/digest/electricity-demand-will-soar-as-households-try-to-cope-with-hotter-temperatures

Europe heatwave: record high of 45C expected in France https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/25/highs-of-45c-expected-in-france-as-heatwave-scorches-europe?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

‘Hell is coming’: Europe braced for hottest June on record https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/hell-is-coming-europe-braced-for-hottest-june-on-record-20190626-p521ab.html

Australian cities are declaring a ‘climate emergency’, but does that actually mean anything? https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-06-27/climate-emergency-sydney-extinction-rebellion/11243486

Europe heatwave: Why are temperatures on the continent soaring? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48756480

7 strategies for infrastructure resilience in a changing climate https://www.icf.com/blog/climate/climate-change-infrastructure-resilience#.XRQJ4R4hza4.twitter

New Perspectives on 2,000 Years of North Atlantic Climate Change https://eos.org/research-spotlights/new-perspectives-on-2000-years-of-north-atlantic-climate-change

 

Disaster risk reduction

Abandoning A Floodzone https://www.npr.org/2019/06/23/735191247/abandoning-a-floodzone

Japan Disasters Digital Archive http://jdarchive.org/en/about/about-archive

Answer to rising waters? Raise the house https://www.tampabay.com/st-petersburg/answer-to-rising-waters-raise-the-house-20190624/

Stop building on floodplains, say flood-hit U.S. families https://news.yahoo.com/stop-building-floodplains-flood-hit-220826380.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=tw

Planning an International Magma Observatory https://eos.org/project-updates/planning-an-international-magma-observatory

How mangroves protect people from increasingly frequent and powerful tropical storms https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/66140

We probed Santorini’s volcano with sound to learn what’s going on beneath the surface https://phys.org/news/2019-06-probed-santorini-volcano-beneath-surface.html

Hull leads the way in how to tackle threat of flooding https://www.hullccnews.co.uk/24/06/2019/hull-leads-the-way-in-how-to-tackle-threat-of-flooding/

Options for managing the flood costs of Canada’s highest risk residential properties https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/options-for-managing-the-flood-costs-of-canada-s-highest-risk-residential-properties-874327077.html

Flood damage at least $2 billion for Mississippi River towns https://apnews.com/d14581e6fdb34b2483bc305763ae304b

The UK’s big flooding problem is only going to get worse https://www.wired.co.uk/article/flooding-in-uk-weather-defence

After the flash flood: Fourmile, Beaverdale one year after a devastating deluge https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2019/06/26/des-moines-flooding-four-mile-creek-beaverdale-flash-flood-storm-sewers-buyouts-anniversary/1456894001/

Flood and tornado have cost city $5.6M — and counting https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/flood-and-tornado-have-cost-city-5-6m-and-counting-1.5191498

Works confirmed for next phase of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme after £76m contract signed https://news.leeds.gov.uk/works-confirmed-for-next-phase-of-leeds-flood-alleviation-scheme-after-76m-contract-signed/

How Much Does Fire Behavior of Leaf Litter Beds Change within Two Months? https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/2/33

Joint UN effort bolsters Iran’s ability to reduce its disaster risk https://www.unisdr.org/archive/65049

Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fcrm/national-strategy-public/

 

Emergency Management

Corps making progress on repairing Missouri River levees, but full restorations will take time https://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/region/corps-making-progress-on-repairing-missouri-river-levees-but-full/article_50395f13-3ab8-5c3b-9336-d796652f9a61.html

Changes to Civil Defence after minister declares ‘room for improvement’ https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/113627758/changes-to-civil-defence-after-minister-declares-room-for-improvement

Lawmakers Urged to Plan Ahead for Worsening Natural Disasters https://www.courthousenews.com/lawmakers-urged-to-plan-ahead-for-worsening-natural-disasters/

Disaster Management: Lessons Learned for Communities Near and Far https://impakter.com/disaster-management-lessons-learned-for-communities-near-and-far/

Emergency personnel rely on teamwork to help those in need during disasters https://www.koamnewsnow.com/news/emergency-personnel-rely-on-teamwork-to-help-those-in-need-during-disasters/1089013377

EU hit by 1,381 wildfires so far in 2019 — risk higher in areas with heatwave https://www.euronews.com/2019/06/25/eu-hit-by-1-381-wildfires-so-far-in-2019-risk-higher-in-areas-with-heatwave

Canada’s flood crisis https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/canadas-flood-crisis-don-forgeron-1c/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Virtual reality helps scare residents to flee looming storms, research says http://news.trust.org/item/20190621212633-jf3ox/

Communities hold the key to disaster preparedness https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/450298-in-the-face-of-climate-change-communities-hold-the-key-to-disaster

Community Adaptation to Flood Disaster Risk in Koto Parik Gadang Diateh District, Solok Selatan Regency http://senjop.ppj.unp.ac.id/index.php/senjop/article/view/44

Understanding Community-Level Flooding Awareness in Remote Coastal Towns in Northern Chile through Community Mapping https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/9/7/279

Play Flood Snakes and Ladders http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/floodsnakesandladders/

Communicating Flood Risk https://firststreet.org/updates/communicating-flood-risk/

 

Disaster psychology

Study provides new insights into the relationship between PTSD, genetics and inflammation https://www.psypost.org/2019/06/study-provides-new-insights-into-the-relationship-between-ptsd-genetics-and-inflammation-53932

A community plan to link farmers to mental health support after a major bushfire could be rolled out across Australia to help rural people cope after natural disasters https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/state/vic/2019/06/23/farm-van-inspires-emergency-relief-plans-around-australia/

Special issue of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology focuses on how children can be prepared for natural disasters and the mental health aspects of such events https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6095022/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Black Residents In Long Island Community Struggled To Get Federal Aid https://www.npr.org/2019/06/24/735329167/black-residents-in-long-island-community-struggled-to-get-federal-aid

Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology (Seventh Edition) https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/our-social-world/book259286

Today in disaster resilience (14 June 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Battling a wild fire in Southwest China’s Sichuan province https://chinanews.worldtimes.news/hundreds-battling-forest-fire-in-southwest-china/

Month of rain in a day: Parts of Southeast USA deal with flooding, high water rescues https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/09/flooding-high-water-rescues-southeast/1401234001/

Heavy rain prompts flash flood warnings in Charlotte area; three who died identified https://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article231362558.html

China – Thousands Displaced After Floods in Southern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-jiangxi-guangxi-guizhou-june-2019-displaced-after-floods-in-southern-provinces

Tajikistan and Afghanistan – 5 Killed in Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/tajikistan-afghanistan-floods-june-2019

Haiti – Flash Floods Turn Deadly in Ouest Department http://floodlist.com/america/haiti-flash-floods-ouest-department-june-2019

Maldives – Hundreds of Homes Damaged by Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/maldives-floods-may-june-2019

Sulawesi engulfed by floods, thousands evacuated https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/06/10/sulawesi-engulfed-by-floods-thousands-evacuated.html

India to evacuate thousands as cyclone nears west coast http://news.trust.org/item/20190611141019-do0p2/

Europe – Rescues and Travel Disruption After Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/floods-england-italy-germany-greece-poland-june-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Turkey – Major Floods Hit Ankara http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-ankara-june-2019

Yemen – Deadly Floods Hit After Torrential Rain https://watchers.news/2019/06/11/heavy-rain-turns-wadis-into-raging-rivers-cause-deadly-floods-in-southern-and-eastern-yemen/

Brutal hailstorms hit Germany, severe damage reported, several people injured https://watchers.news/2019/06/11/brutal-hailstorms-hit-germany-severe-damage-reported-several-people-injured/

Flash floods wash away bridge over Arin nallah in Bandipora, inundate villages https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmir/flash-floods-wash-away-bridge-over-arin-nallah-in-bandipora-inundate-villages/

Wales flooding: Four rescued after car swept into river https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48600293

England flooding: Flood passengers stranded on rescue train https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-48620405

Two dozen dead as downpours strike southern China https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/two-dozen-dead-as-downpours-strike-southern-china-little-relief-expected-for-rest-of-june/70008529

770 homes swept away by North Darfur flash floods https://reliefweb.int/report/sudan/770-homes-swept-away-north-darfur-flash-floods

Indonesia – Over 35,000 Affected by Floods in Samarinda City, East Kalimantan http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-samarinda-city-east-kalimantan-june-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Jun 2019: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/81523/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Jun-2019-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Agu.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Arctic death spiral speeds up sixfold, driving coastal permafrost collapse https://thinkprogress.org/arctic-death-spiral-coastal-permafrost-collapse-23d650acea99/

85 per cent of NSW coastal users believe the sea level is rising, a staggering 50 per cent do not think it will impact them https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/half-the-people-on-nsw-coast-don-t-think-rising-sea-levels-will-hurt-them-gary-is-not-one-of-them-20190607-p51vjl.html

At least three in five Americans are reporting being personally affected by more extreme weather https://ecoamerica.org/american-climate-perspectives-survey-2019-vol-v/

UK’s net zero emissions plan can help lead the world https://www.ft.com/content/d4fdfb3c-8b6a-11e9-b8cb-26a9caa9d67b

Alberta wildfires are ‘climate change in action,’ scientist says as summer heat looms https://globalnews.ca/news/5370840/alberta-wildfires-climate-change/?utm_medium=Twitter&utm_source=%40globalbc

Concurrent 2018 hot extremes across Northern Hemisphere due to human‐induced climate change https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019EF001189

Australia missing out on huge cuts in emissions through energy efficiency failure https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/12/australia-could-cut-emissions-halfway-to-paris-target-under-global-energy-standards?CMP=share_btn_tw

Understanding and countering misinformation about climate change http://www.climatechangecommunication.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Cook_2019_climate_misinformation-1.pdf

Extreme weather may finally make climate change a ballot-box issue https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/extreme-weather-may-finally-make-climate-change-a-ballot-box-issue/

Extreme heat to hit one third of the African urban population https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65861

Barriers and opportunities for social-ecological adaptation to climate change in coastal British Columbia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964569119300390

Expected impacts of climate change in south and central America in 2050 https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/bz7mlo/expected_impacts_of_climate_change_in_south_and/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app

North Carolina’s New Outlook on Climate Resilience https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/north-carolinas-new-outlook-climate-resilience

Japan adopts long-term emissions strategy under Paris Agreement http://news.trust.org/item/20190611105955-wo2rb/

A new analysis indicates that the frequency and magnitude of extreme precipitation events are expected to increase as Earth continues to warm https://eos.org/research-spotlights/extreme-precipitation-expected-to-increase-with-warming-planet

Reports that say we’re all doomed in the face of the climate crisis ignore a history of survival—and the opportunity to make the future better https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/nea93d/actually-humans-probably-will-survive-the-climate-crisis

British newspaper takes lead in reframing climate change discussion https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/climate-change-journalism-language-guardian-cbc-1.5166678

Nearly a billion people facing high exposure to climate change effects, Global Peace Index finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-12/climate-change-hazards-global-peace-index-report/11198144

Why old-school climate denial has had its day https://theconversation.com/why-old-school-climate-denial-has-had-its-day-117752?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Flood experience changes people’s views on climate change https://www.fastcompany.com/90360538/watching-their-community-get-destroyed-by-a-flood-helps-convince-people-about-climate-change

Sea Level Rise when the Ground is Sinking https://www.ovela59.com/the-blog/sea-level-rise-when-the-ground-is-sinking

Plans for Australia’s largest coal mine to go ahead are fundamentally at odds with Australia’s commitment to tackling climate change https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/carmichael-coal-report/

Wildfires & Global Warming: Portugal & the EU face up to dual dangers (part 1) https://www.france24.com/en/20190611-talking-europe-portugal-wildfires-forests-climate-change-risks-part-one?ref=tw

Arctic sea ice extent just hit a record low for early June; worse yet to come https://www.eco-business.com/news/arctic-sea-ice-extent-just-hit-a-record-low-for-early-june-worse-yet-to-come/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Many People Living In Flood-Prone Areas Can’t Afford Expensive Flood Insurance https://www.npr.org/2019/06/07/730758882/many-people-living-in-flood-prone-areas-cant-afford-expensive-flood-insurance?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

The MyCoast NSW Study explores what the New South Wales community understands about coastal erosion and coastal inundation, as well as the driving forces behind these hazards: sea level rise and severe coastal storms https://www.bees.unsw.edu.au/nsw-my-coast-study

What does it take to be resilient? Louisville has a plan for that https://louisvilleky.gov/government/resilience-and-community-services/louisville-resilience-strategy-release

Wildfires, heat waves foreshadow what could be a perilous summer across the globe https://thinkprogress.org/wildfires-heat-waves-california-washington-alberta-india-arctic-circle-1100d01ebef0/

Inclusive resilience: Are we building resilience for all? https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/inclusive-resilience-are-we-building-resilience-all

Quantification of inter-regional differences in risk mitigation from prescribed burning across multiple management values http://www.publish.csiro.au/wf/WF18135

These scientists are setting a forest on fire — and studying it with drones https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01604-w

Twenty-three Unsolved Problems in Hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2019.1620507

Three new landslide videos https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/06/11/landslide-videos/

With ‘lessons learned’ from 2013 flood, Boulder County officials eyeing preparations for next disaster https://www.dailycamera.com/2019/06/10/with-lessons-learned-from-2013-flood-boulder-county-officials-eyeing-preparations-for-next-disaster/

Protection from floods getting pricier https://www.kitv.com/story/40623257/protection-from-floods-getting-pricier#.XQEIKC5cAqw.twitter

UK inland flooding would, on average, cost almost 3 times more on an annual basis without structural mitigation https://www.abi.org.uk/news/news-articles/2019/06/inland-flood-defences-save-the-uk-1.1-billion-a-year/

Roughly 40% of Americans agree flood insurance is a “good idea,” but only 17% of respondents said they have it https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2019/06/11/customers-love-flood-insurance-survey-says-so-why-arent-they-buying-it/?cmp=share_twitter&slreturn=20190512181719

Map to see if your state’s real estate disclosure laws mean “buyer beware” when it comes to flooding https://www.nrdc.org/flood-disclosure-map

East Ascension drainage board proposes building moratorium https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_c26e4528-8bea-11e9-b04c-335c7466d472.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

The 2017 Nayong rock avalanche: an analysis using drone and seismic data https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/06/12/nayong-rock-avalanche/

Improved model will boost weather forecasts across the U.S. https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-upgrades-us-global-weather-forecast-model

Queensland firefighters worry about bushfire season as time runs out for hazard reduction https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-11/firefighters-are-worried-about-this-years-bushfire-season/11195602

The Rise, Fall, and Possible Rebirth of 100 Resilient Cities https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/06/climate-change-resilience-cities-rockefeller-foundation/589861/

Learning from disasters http://www.learningfromdisasters.org/

Laos to give data to prevent Isan floods https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1693396/laos-to-give-data-to-prevent-isan-floods

Millennials More Likely to Buy Flood Insurance Than Baby Boomers https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2019/06/04/528323.htm

Australian small businesses still ignoring flood risk https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/au/news/breaking-news/australian-smes-still-ignoring-flood-risk-169328.aspx

Hurricane resilience test https://www.kezi.com/content/news/OSU-tests-hurricane-resilience-510643111.html

FEMA Flood Data: 2.4 Million Damage Claims and Counting https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anna-weber/fema-flood-data-24-million-damage-claims-and-counting

Britain is in the middle of a drought – so how come there’s flooding? https://theconversation.com/britain-is-in-the-middle-of-a-drought-so-how-come-theres-flooding-118710

Costly floods shine a spotlight on Canada’s flood management https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/costly-floods-shine-a-spotlight-on-flood-management-in-canada/

 

Emergency Management

Safe Spaces: Creating a Culture to Support Infant Feeding in Shelters https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/safe-spaces-creating-a-culture-to-support-infant-feeding-in-shelters

Flood survivors left in despair two months after devastating Iran floods https://irannewswire.org/two-months-after-devastating-flood-victims-left-in-despair/

How Qantas and other airlines decide whether to fly near volcanoes https://theconversation.com/how-qantas-and-other-airlines-decide-whether-to-fly-near-volcanoes-117899?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

No End in Sight to Record Midwest Flood https://www.enr.com/articles/47014-no-end-in-sight-to-record-midwest-flood#.XP-87KR69GQ.twitter

911 calls from Hurricane Michael paint horrifying picture of what it’s like to not evacuate https://www.tampabay.com/florida/2019/05/30/911-calls-from-hurricane-michael-paint-horrifying-picture-of-what-its-like-to-not-evacuate/

Emergency Operations & Continuity of Operations Plans: Virginia Beach Tragedy Serves as Reminder Both are Needed https://www.boldplanning.com/2019/06/11/emergency-operations-continuity-of-operations-plans-virginia-beach-tragedy-serves-as-reminder-both-are-needed/

Mysterious flooding leads to discovery of 5,000-year-old underground city in Turkey’s Cappadocia https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2019/06/08/mysterious-flooding-leads-to-discovery-of-5000-year-old-underground-city-in-turkeys-cappadocia

FEMA admits it’s ‘short a few thousand employees’ as hurricane season begins https://thinkprogress.org/fema-short-staffed-hurricane-season-2019-74093f98acb4/

How the Rugby World Cup has brought hope to a Japanese city devastated by earthquake and tsunami https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/06/12/sport/kamaishi-rugby-world-cup-japan-2019-spt-intl/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

First Nation evacuees begin to receive compensation 8 years after flood disaster https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/flood-compensation-claims-deficient-1.5172082

Farmers in Hiroshima Prefecture struggle to recover after 2018 flooding wrecked rice paddies https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/06/12/national/farmers-hiroshima-prefecture-struggle-recover-2018-flooding-wrecked-rice-paddies/#.XQLWbtIzbIU

Four years after the Tbilisi flood https://jam-news.net/a-year-after-the-flood/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Podcast Season 1 – Episode 2 – Are disasters ever natural? https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-au4w8-b3fa2f?utm_campaign=u_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=u_share

New online tool helps communities prepare for coastal flooding https://phys.org/news/2019-06-online-tool-coastal.html

Google’s natural disaster alerts will soon come with more visual detail https://mashable.com/article/google-sos-alerts-visual/

FEMA Girl Scout Day Aims to Prepare Youngsters for Disaster https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/FEMA-Girl-Scout-Day-Aims-to-Prepare-Youngsters-for-Disaster-.html

3D Printing: A Remedy to Common Misconceptions about Earthquakes https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/571538/3d-printing-a-remedy-to-common-misconceptions?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction and Comprehensive School Safety Bibliography https://www.zotero.org/groups/1857446/ccrr__css

As historic flooding continues to affect regions across the US, farmers are taking to Twitter to document the challenges they face https://www.businessinsider.com.au/midwest-flooding-farmers-use-noplant19-to-record-climate-change-2019-6?r=US&IR=T

The commission that manages water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River is calling an emergency meeting to review its current management plan https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/38874/20190613/st-lawrence-river-residents-debate-over-flooding-ijc-calls-emergency-meeting

 

Disaster psychology

Children and Disasters Special Collection https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/introduction-children-count-in-disasters

The challenges of longitudinal surveys in the flood risk domain https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13669877.2019.1617339

Association between long-term stressors and mental health distress following the 2013 Moore tornado: a pilot study https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333705505_Association_between_long-term_stressors_and_mental_health_distress_following_the_2013_Moore_tornado_a_pilot_study

A psychologist explains: Trauma and loss after fire https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/kelowna-psychologist-explains-trauma-loss-after-fire-1.5172989

 

Sociology and Disasters

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Geographic and Social Predictors of Flood Risk Awareness https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/risa.13357

The Storm is Over, But in Southern Africa, Cyclone Idai Continues to Rage for Women and Girls http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/06/the-storm-is-over-but-in-southern-africa-cyclone-idai-continues-to-rage-for-women-and-girls/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-storm-is-over-but-in-southern-africa-cyclone-idai-continues-to-rage-for-women-and-girls

 

Today in disaster resilience (7 June 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Thousands in northwest Alberta put on evacuation alert as wildfires grow https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/thousands-evacuation-alert-mackenzie-county-1.5159141?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

Mexico – Flash Flooding in San Luis Potosí After Torrential Rain http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-flash-flooding-in-san-luis-potosi-after-torrential-rain?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nicaragua – Floods Leave 2 Dead, Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/america/nicaruagua-floods-may-2019

In central US, levee breaches flood some communities https://news.yahoo.com/north-little-rock-urges-evacuations-over-flooding-fears-144512274.html

Lake Ontario hits highest water level ever recorded https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/06/01/lake-ontario-flooding-2019-water-level-hits-record-high/1300203001/

Colombia – Thousands Affected by Floods and Landslides in North West http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-antioquia-cordoba-may-june-2019

Quakes in Albania damage 100 homes, four injured https://www.reuters.com/article/us-albania-quake/quakes-in-albania-damage-100-homes-four-injured-idUSKCN1T22ZS

Ghana – Floods in Accra and Western Region http://floodlist.com/africa/floods-accra-western-region-may-june-2019

Serbia and Bosnia – Floods Prompt Emergency Declarations http://floodlist.com/europe/bosnia-serbia-flood-june-2019

Mississippi River flooding approaches records set in 1993 https://apnews.com/0c341b09d6454fddb5978de72e5d8189

Libya – 2 Dead, Thousands Homeless After Devastating Floods Hit South West http://floodlist.com/africa/libya-floods-ghat-june-2019

Strong tornado hits Bochold, Germany, causing significant damage https://watchers.news/2019/06/05/strong-tornado-hits-bochold-germany-causing-significant-damage/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Strong eruptions at Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) a.s.l. https://watchers.news/2019/06/04/popocatepetl-volcano-eruption-june-3-2019/

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Jun 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/81216/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Jun-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sabancaya.html

Severe floods hit Romania, weather warnings in place until Friday https://www.romania-insider.com/floods-romania-early-june-2019

Uganda – 5 Dead, Dozens Missing After Landslides in Eastern Region https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/dead-dozens-missing-landslides-uganda-190605115548553.html

Ghat region in Libya declared a disaster zone http://www.radionigeria.gov.ng/2019/06/06/ghat-region-in-libya-declared-a-disaster-zone/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Is Climate Change Fueling Tornadoes? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30052019/tornado-climate-change-connection-science-research-data

Learning from the history of disaster vulnerability and resilience research and practice for climate change https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2294-0

Japan to review flood plans as panel warns of more torrential rain from global warming https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190601/p2a/00m/0na/027000c

Climate crisis: CO2 levels rise to highest point since evolution of humans https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-carbon-dioxide-levels-high-history-warming-global-temperatures-a8911331.html

6 Ways the Melting Arctic Threatens the Planet https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/how-melting-arctic-affects-world/

Australia’s third-warmest autumn on record http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/season/aus/summary.shtml?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=org&utm_campaign=sm-006-0161&utm_content=Br

The climate crisis is our third world war. It needs a bold response https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/04/climate-change-world-war-iii-green-new-deal?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Latest data shows steep rises in CO2 for seventh year https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/04/latest-data-shows-steep-rises-in-co2-for-seventh-year?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Met Office: ‘There is medium confidence in a human contribution to global scale changes in precipitation patterns over land since 1950’ https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/climate/understanding-climate/global-extreme-events_heavy-rainfall

Thousands could perish annually in US if global heating not curbed, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/05/thousands-could-perish-annually-us-global-heating-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Increasing mitigation ambition to meet the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal avoids substantial heat-related mortality in U.S. cities https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/6/eaau4373

Fixing a snag in carbon emissions estimates from wildfires https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.14716

Good natured comedy to enrich climate communication http://ciresblogs.colorado.edu/prometheus/2019/06/05/good-natured-comedy-to-enrich-climate-communication/

Why there’s more greenhouse gas in the atmosphere than you may have realised https://theconversation.com/why-theres-more-greenhouse-gas-in-the-atmosphere-than-you-may-have-realised-118336?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

‘It is horrid’: India roasts under heat wave with temperatures above 120 degrees https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/its-horrid-india-roasts-under-heat-wave-with-temperatures-above-120-degrees/2019/06/05/bd713dea-877c-11e9-b1a8-716c9f3332ce_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.fa37e8358421

Today’s lesson: a safe planet is a human right https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/today-s-lesson-a-safe-planet-is-a-human-right-20190606-p51v4q.html

Japan’s deadly 2018 heatwave ‘could not have happened without climate change’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/japans-deadly-2018-heatwave-could-not-have-happened-without-climate-change

How is climate change affecting New Jersey? https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/how-is-climate-change-affecting-new-jersey/

Social interactions impact climate change predictions, U of G study reveals https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uog-sii060619.php

 

Disaster risk reduction

A look at 10 of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history shows that power lines, fireworks and other elements of human civilization are often to blame https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/How-California-s-biggest-wildfires-ignited-13907244.php

On the front lines of rising seas and extreme weather, the hospitality and tourism industry recalculates real estate and insurance risks https://www.curbed.com/2019/5/28/18642701/hotel-resort-real-estate-insurance-climate-change

The Long Road to Adoption: How Long Does it Take to Adopt Updated County‐Level Flood Insurance Rate Maps? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333572072_The_Long_Road_to_Adoption_How_Long_Does_it_Take_to_Adopt_Updated_County-Level_Flood_Insurance_Rate_Maps

Cyclone Idai: Building climate and disaster resilience in Mozambique and beyond https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/cyclone-idai-building-climate-and-disaster-resilience-mozambique-and-beyond

Government, academic leaders sign ‘Flood Resilient Toronto Charter’ to reduce threat of urban flooding https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2019/06/03/government-academic-leaders-sign-flood-resilient-toronto-charter-to-reduce-threat-of-extreme-rainfall.html

Automatic detection of avalanches combining array classification and localization https://www.earth-surf-dynam.net/7/491/2019/

Major Melbourne dam needs repair to lower risk of catastrophic flood https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/major-melbourne-dam-needs-repair-to-lower-risk-of-catastrophic-flood-20190603-p51u14.html?btis

Two earthquakes in Victoria seven years ago tell us a lot about how fault lines can ‘talk to each other’ to generate further seismic shocks https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/earthquakes-that-talk-to-each-other

Standing stronger together: Reflections on building resilience for small island states http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/standing-stronger-together-reflections-building-resilience-small-island-states?CID=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT

India: New evidence shows pioneering heat action plan helps millions avoid killer heat https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65802

Since August 2016, Ascension has struggled to find consensus on growth restrictions to avoid floods https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_48af5890-87cf-11e9-b9a5-8ffdbdb93d8c.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Social factors affecting water supply resilience to disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333169337_Social_factors_affecting_water_supply_resilience_to_disasters

How a town destroyed by fire is trying to make itself fireproof https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613634/paradise-california-wildfire-climate-change-rebuilding/

The Relative Importance of Different Flood‐Generating Mechanisms Across Europe https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019WR024841

Texas Lawmakers Gave More Flood Risk Disclosure Protection To Home Buyers, But Not Renters https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2019/05/31/335237/texas-lawmakers-gave-more-flood-risk-disclosure-protection-to-home-buyers-but-not-renters/

Words into Action: Developing National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies https://www.preventionweb.net/files/65095_wianationaldrrstrategies10052019.pdf

Reinsurers continue to show their confidence in New Zealand and EQC https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/reinsurers-continue-to-show-their-confidence-in-new-zealand-and-eqc

Consultation open – Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fcrm/national-strategy-public/

Eruption in El Salvador Was One of the Holocene’s Largest https://eos.org/articles/eruption-in-el-salvador-was-one-of-the-holocenes-largest?

City of Toronto releases Resilience Strategy https://www.canadianconsultingengineer.com/environmental/city-of-toronto-releases-resilience-strategy/1003409271/

Cork flood defence: Campaign against ‘experiment that is likely to fail’ continues https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/cork-flood-defence-campaign-against-experiment-that-is-likely-to-fail-continues-929022.html

Flooding on Coral Reef-lined Coasts: Current State of Knowledge and Future https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/10538/flooding-on-coral-reef-lined-coasts-current-state-of-knowledge-and-future-challenges

“The lessons learned from the floods following Hurricane Harvey highlight the major shortcomings of current flood resilience plans”: ways to improve identified https://www.weathernationtv.com/news/hurricane-harvey-provides-lessons-learned-for-flood-resiliency-plans/

Green light for next stage of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme https://news.leeds.gov.uk/green-light-for-next-stage-of-leeds-flood-alleviation-scheme/

 

Emergency Management

To restore Internet access after a massive earthquake, the Peruvian government turned to balloons https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/31/restore-internet-access-after-massive-earthquake-peruvian-government-turned-balloons/

Florida Panhandle Still Feeling Effects Of Michael As New Hurricane Season Begins https://www.npr.org/2019/05/30/728386997/florida-panhandle-still-feeling-effects-of-michael-as-new-hurricane-season-begin

Implications of the California Wildfires for Health, Communities, and Preparedness https://mailchi.mp/nas/register-now-june-4-5-workshop-onimplications-of-the-california-wildfires-for-health-communities-and-preparedness

Cyclones Idai and Kenneth: International partners pledge support for reconstruction and resilience building for Mozambique https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2019/Cyclones_Idai_Kenneth_Internation_partners_pledge_support_reconstruction_resilience_building_Mozambique.html

The Ongoing Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018–2019 https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsr1904253?query=TOC

Hurricane season is here, but thousands are still reeling from the past two years https://thinkprogress.org/hurricane-recovery-disaster-aid-puerto-rico-texas-florida-north-carolina-racism-farmers/

People with Disabilities Often Face ‘Institutionalization’ During Disasters https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/People-with-Disabilities-Often-Face-Institutionalization-During-Disasters.html

‘So much land under so much water’: extreme flooding is drowning parts of the midwest https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/03/so-much-land-under-so-much-water-extreme-flooding-is-drowning-parts-of-the-midwest?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Characteristics of Effective Emergency Managers https://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/managing-crisis/characteristics-of-effective-emergency-managers-part-1.html?AMP&__twitter_impression=true

Intergovernmental relationships after disaster: state and local government learning during flood recovery in Colorado https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333570348_Intergovernmental_relationships_after_disaster_state_and_local_government_learning_during_flood_recovery_in_Colorado

In the Age of Fast-Moving Fires, What’s the Best Way to Get People Out? https://www.kqed.org/science/1942547/in-the-age-of-the-crazy-fast-fire-a-good-evacuation-plan-may-not-be-enough

Conquering Mount Everest: High hopes and broken dreams https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/unpacking-the-tragedy-on-mount-everest/11162770

Donors pledge $1.2 bln to rebuild Mozambique after cyclones- UN http://news.trust.org/item/20190602095438-9ilzx/

Search for dead continues a year after Guatemala volcano eruption https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/search-dead-continues-year-guatemala-volcano-eruption-190603151800753.html

Tornadoes Destroy More Than 600 Homes in One Ohio County https://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Montgomery-County-Ohio-Tornadoes-Left-More-Than-600-Homes-Unlivable.html

How lessons learned from 2017 flood helped spare Pierrefonds-Roxboro https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/how-lessons-learned-from-2017-flood-helped-spare-pierrefonds-roxboro

What Long-Awaited Disaster Funding Does—And Does Not—Include https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-long-awaited-disaster-funding-does-and-does-not-include/?redirect=1

How reliable are severe weather emergency alerts? https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/brokers/do-emergency-alerts-help-if-there-is-a-tornado-1004164097/

Grand Forks residents still struggling with recovery a year after flooding https://globalnews.ca/news/5344762/grand-forks-residents-still-struggling-with-recovery-a-year-after-flooding/

Women And Children Face Uncertain Future Two Months After The Floods in Iran https://women.ncr-iran.org/2019/05/27/women-and-children-face-uncertain-future-two-months-after-the-floods/

Forcibly evacuated and destroyed: a small Oklahoma town almost washed from the map in historic floods https://www.foxnews.com/us/forcibly-evacuated-and-destroyed-a-small-oklahoma-town-almost-washed-from-the-map-in-historic-floods

FEMA to Release a Flood of Insurance Data https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anna-weber/fema-release-flood-insurance-data

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Human Planet: How we caused the Anthropocene https://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture/events/2019/jun/human-planet-how-we-caused-anthropocene

Former FEMA director: Everyone needs flood insurance https://www.themonitor.com/2019/06/02/former-fema-director-everyone-needs-flood-insurance/

Podcast: Introducing Disasters Deconstructed https://disastersdecon.podbean.com/e/season-1-episode-1-introducing-disasters-deconstructed/

Hurricane 2019: Get your documents and your data ready for a storm https://www.tampabay.com/hurricane/2019/06/03/hurricane-2019-get-your-documents-and-your-data-ready-for-a-storm/

Six ‘learning zones’ are being created for children to explore flooding in Cumbria https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/news/articles/articles/flood-resilience-lessons-for-400-schoolchildren-from-across-the-lune-valley.php

How does the law stand with regard to flooding in England & Wales? http://www.lawplainandsimple.com/legal-guides/article/how-does-the-law-stand-with-regard-to-flooding-in-england-and-wales

Google is improving SOS alerts by adding visual information about natural disasters and a new navigation warning system on Google Maps https://blog.google/products/maps/updates-maps-and-search-help-during-times-crisis/

 

Disaster psychology

Hurricane Katrina survivor is flooded out of new home in Arkansas: ‘I don’t think I can take too much more’ https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/hurricane-katrina-survivor-is-flooded-out-of-new-home-in-arkansas-214200836.html?.tsrc=fauxdal

Facilitating Collective Psychosocial Resilience in the Public in Emergencies: Twelve Recommendations Based on the Social Identity Approach https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00141/full

Inner strengths including grit, gratitude, compassion, and courage, can fortify resilience to help overcome life’s inevitable adversities https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/article/resilient-how-grow-unshakable-core-calm-strength-and-happiness

“Drought Destroyed Our Lives”: One Woman’s Experience of Environmental Migration https://medium.com/@UNmigration/drought-destroyed-our-lives-one-womans-experience-of-environmental-migration-dd658812c6a

 

Sociology and Disasters

Robust social networks and high levels of trust help people survive, and then bounce back after a crisis https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/social-ties-matter-most-in-a-disaster/570145/

How do households respond to coastal hazards? A framework for accommodating strategies using the example of Semarang Bay, Indonesia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333040852_How_do_households_respond_to_coastal_hazards_A_framework_for_accommodating_strategies_using_the_example_of_Semarang_Bay_Indonesia

Gender Transformative Early Warning Systems: Experiences from Nepal and Peru https://www.floodresilience.net/resources/item/gender-transformative-early-warning-systems-experiences-from-nepal-and-peru

One of the poorest and most diverse counties with the fewest resources ended up paying the price for flooding inaction in the US – read their stories https://theintercept.com/2019/06/02/lumberton-north-carolina-hurricane-matthew-florence-flooding-csx/

The role of household social capital in post-disaster recovery: An empirical study in Japan https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420919300342?via%3Dihub

Making ‘inclusiveness’ truly inclusive https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/making–inclusiveness–truly-inclusive.html

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (31 May 2019)

disaster

Please below find links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Flooding leads to Oklahoma and Arkansas evacuations https://www.foxnews.com/us/flooding-leads-to-oklahoma-and-arkansas-evacuations

Death toll from storms lashing central U.S. rises to seven https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather/violent-weather-kills-three-in-missouri-floods-rivers-in-oklahoma-idUSKCN1ST115

After wildfires ravage Israeli homes, American Jews send emergency aid https://israelseen.com/2019/05/26/after-wildfires-ravage-israeli-homes-american-jews-send-emergency-aid/

Afghanistan – More Flash Floods Leave 24 Dead, Houses Destroyed http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-flash-floods-may-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Oman – Deadly Flash Floods Hit North http://floodlist.com/asia/oman-deadly-flash-floods-ash-sharqiyah-north-may-2019

Iran – 1 Dead, 3 Missing After Floods Hit South Khorasan Province http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-south-khorasan-province-may-2019

Guinea – 5 Killed by Floods in Conakry http://floodlist.com/africa/guinea-conakry-may-2019

Strong quake in Peru kills one person, disrupts some oil operations https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-quake/strong-quake-in-peru-kills-one-person-disrupts-some-oil-operations-idUSKCN1SW06U?

Alberta Wildfire Week Two: Chuckegg Creek wildfire expands to 127,000 hectares https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/alberta-wildfire-week-two-evacuation-alert-issued-for-trout-lake

India – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Tripura http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-tripura-may-2019

Saudi Arabia – Dozens Rescued, 1 Missing After Flash Floods in South West http://floodlist.com/asia/saudi-arabia-jazan-najran-may-2019

Flood sweeps lady into Lagos canal, found dead 11 days later https://www.herald.ng/tragedy-flood-sweeps-lady-into-lagos-canal-found-dead-11-days-later/

Rescuers search for survivors after Oklahoma tornado kills at least two http://news.trust.org/item/20190526165724-1433o/

China – Deadly Floods in Guangxi After Torrential Rain http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-guangxi-may-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extensive damage after multiple powerful tornadoes hit Dayton area, Ohio https://watchers.news/2019/05/28/extensive-damage-after-2-tornadoes-rips-through-dayton-ohio/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Floods in Paraguay displace 70 000 households, Paraguay River close to disaster level https://watchers.news/2019/05/28/floods-in-paraguay-displace-70-000-households-paraguay-river-close-to-disaster-level/

Heavy rain, floods and landslides affect 200 000 people, leave 7 dead and 2 missing in southern China https://watchers.news/2019/05/29/heavy-rain-floods-and-landslides-affect-200-000-people-leave-7-dead-and-2-missing-in-southern-china/

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 May 2019: Etna volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/80918/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-May-2019-Etna-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-R.html

Arkansas fears historic flooding as a slow-motion disaster unfolds https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/30/us/arkansas-flooding-wxc/index.html

Eight dead, hundreds displaced as flash floods hit Kampala https://reliefweb.int/report/uganda/eight-dead-hundreds-displaced-flash-floods-hit-kampala

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Torres Strait Islanders ask UN to hold Australia to account on climate ‘human rights abuses’ https://theconversation.com/torres-strait-islanders-ask-un-to-hold-australia-to-account-on-climate-human-rights-abuses-117262

Not the norm: TFS State Conference puts climate change front and centre after repeated devastating fire seasons https://www.examiner.com.au/story/6181623/not-the-norm-tfs-bracing-for-worsening-fire-reality/?cs=95

Australia isn’t doing its part for the global climate. Sooner or later we’ll have to pay our share https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/27/australia-isnt-doing-its-part-for-the-global-climate-sooner-or-later-well-have-to-pay-our-share?CMP=share_btn_tw

Tracking global climate change adaptation among governments https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0490-0

Iceland Thaws: The Glaciers Are Melting – What Does It Mean For Iceland? https://grapevine.is/mag/feature/2019/01/31/on-thin-ice-the-glaciers-are-melting-what-does-it-mean-for-iceland/

Earth’s methane emissions are rising and we don’t know why https://www.newscientist.com/article/2204466-earths-methane-emissions-are-rising-and-we-dont-know-why/

Two die and nearly 600 taken to hospitals as heat wave roasts much of Japan https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/05/26/national/hokkaido-city-temperature-hits-may-record-heat-wave-envelops-japan/#.XO20dtIzbIV

Australia to achieve 50% renewables by 2030 without government intervention, analysis finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/may/29/australia-to-achieve-50-renewables-by-2030-without-government-intervention-analysis-finds?CMP=share_btn_tw

The summer of 2018 saw wildfires, power outages, and buckling roads and railways. Scientists put the blame on climate change https://nexusmedianews.com/how-humans-fueled-last-summers-extreme-heat-2ccd9d08bcc7

New report to the UN shows again that Australia faces a huge task in meeting its obligations under the Paris agreement https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/may/29/australias-greenhouse-gas-emissions-increased-for-fourth-year-in-a-row-in-2018?CMP=share_btn_tw

Britain goes record 10 days without coal power – and counting https://reneweconomy.com.au/britain-goes-record-10-days-without-coal-power-and-counting-77743/

Rising seas threaten Australia’s major airports https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65702?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes https://phys.org/news/2019-05-arctic-weather-extremes-latitudes.html

Climate change a factor in US Mid-West flooding https://www.wired.com/story/for-the-midwest-epic-flooding-is-the-face-of-climate-change/

Are waterfront hotels ready for climate change? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65721

Key assessments from the IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5 °C and the implications for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65632

Living with climate change: Throw a block party https://sacblog.newsreview.com/2019/05/30/living-with-climate-change-throw-a-block-party/

Floods, tornadoes, snow in May: Extreme weather driven by climate change across US https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/05/29/severe-weather-across-us-driven-climate-change-trump-administration-new-jersey-kansas-dallas-fort/1271937001/

Australia just had its record warmest start to a year. Will winter turn it around? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-30/winter-outlook-australia-warmest-start-to-year-on-record/11159656

Melting glaciers threaten Asia’s drought buffer, scientists warn http://news.trust.org/item/20190529165425-5hvu3

 

Disaster risk reduction

After two catastrophic floods, tiny Ellicott City faces a critical decision: Rebuild, or retreat? https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/05/ellicott-city-flood-control-historic-downtown-memorial-day/589054/

Deadly extreme weather is the new normal https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/445230-deadly-extreme-weather-is-the-new-normal?amp&__twitter_impression=true

Louisiana has a new plan to prevent flood disasters https://grist.org/article/louisiana-has-a-new-plan-to-prevent-flood-disasters/

Researchers are using artificial intelligence to help predict the next wildfire https://www.cbc.ca/radio/checkup/researchers-are-using-artificial-intelligence-to-help-predict-the-next-wildfire-1.5150103?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

A critical factor in exposure to hazards – World Population Growth (latest data) including density and distribution https://ourworldindata.org/world-population-growth

Researchers document the value of pre-fire mitigation on structure losses during 2017 Thomas Fire https://wildfiretoday.com/2019/05/21/researchers-document-the-effect-of-pre-fire-mitigation-on-structure-losses-during-2017-thomas-fire/

Post-fire evaluation finding: ‘Community partnerships between agencies and citizens are critical for identifying and implementing place-based solutions to reducing wildfire vulnerability’ https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/1/9/htm

Flood buyout costs rise as storms intensify, seas surge http://www.startribune.com/cost-of-buying-out-flood-prone-homes-5b-and-rising/510466822/

The Physics of Mississippi Flood Control https://www.wired.com/story/the-physics-of-mississippi-flood-control/

Investigating the effects of Indigenous-style burning on herbivores https://firecentre.org.au/investigating-the-effects-of-indigenous-style-burning-on-herbivores/

Artificial intelligence for disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/ai4drr

Rainfall guidelines reinvented for 21st-century runoff challenges https://www.createdigital.org.au/rainfall-guidelines-reinvented-21st-century-runoff/?utmsource=ExactTarget

Vulnerable to verdant: turning flood risk into farm resource https://reliefweb.int/report/ethiopia/vulnerable-verdant-turning-flood-risk-farm-resource

Scientists to value benefits of eco-friendly flood schemes https://www.stir.ac.uk/news/2019/05/scientists-to-value-benefits-of-eco-friendly-flood-schemes-/

Will Indian cities again drown this monsoon? https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/urbanisation/will-indian-cities-again-drown-this-monsoon–64755

The radical approach these communities have taken to flood mitigation https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/the-radical-approach-these-communities-have-taken-to-flood-mitigation

$76 million pledged for coastal flooding mitigation in Surrey and Delta https://www.peacearchnews.com/news/76-million-pledged-for-coastal-flooding-mitigation-in-south-surrey-and-delta/

Indonesia and UN to work closely on disaster prevention following 2018 disaster death toll https://www.unisdr.org/archive/65729

We’re Not Doing Enough Prescribed Fire in the Western United States to Mitigate Wildfire Risk https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/2/30

Tribal Mitigation Planning Handbook https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/179207

Silver Jackets teams facilitate collaborative solutions to state flood risk priorities http://silverjackets.nfrmp.us/

Let’s seize the opportunity for resilience in storm-hit Mozambique http://news.trust.org/item/20190529142136-qem9x/

London’s In Danger Of Flooding. What Can Be Done To Stop It? https://londonist.com/london/features/london-flooding-danger

World Bank loan to reduce vulnerability of China’s southern Shaanxi region to floods https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65726

Australia’s regions are at risk of economic ruin following natural disasters https://www.sgsep.com.au/application/files/2115/5779/1864/190417-Economic-benefits-of-Suncorp-Insurance-2019-REPORT-FINAL.pdf

Overcoming barriers to knowledge integration for urban resilience: A knowledge systems analysis of two-flood prone communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901118309559?dgcid=author

Government of Canada and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) will launch the Canada-Caribbean Resilience Facility (CRF) https://www.gfdrr.org/en/canada-caribbean-resilience-facility

Risk-Informed Development – From Crisis to Resilience https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/risk-informed-development.html

 

Emergency Management

Local emergency management special issue https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/flgs20/45/3?nav=tocList

Rethinking Disaster Recovery After A California Town Is Leveled By Wildfire https://www.npr.org/2019/05/28/724404528/rethinking-disaster-recovery-after-a-california-town-is-leveled-by-wildfire?

Hurricane Season 2019: NASA Ready to Help https://blogs.nasa.gov/disaster-response/2019/05/28/hurricane-season-2019/

Learnings from CAPSTONE-14 Earthquake Exercise https://www.nisconsortium.org/partner-highlights/capstone-14/

Gender and Wildfire: Landscapes of Uncertainty https://www.amazon.com.au/Gender-Wildfire-Uncertainty-Christine-Eriksen/dp/1138546321

Meteorology for Disaster Managers Masterclass https://www.aidr.org.au/events/20324?locationId=20325

Guidelines for assessing the human impact of disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65624

On the arsonist’s trail: inside Australia’s worst bushfire catastrophe https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/24/arson-black-saturday-australia-worst-bushfire-chloe-hooper

No end seen to struggle as Mississippi flood enters month 4 https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/29/end-seen-struggle-mississippi-flood-enters-month/39524091/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

9 Tips to Prepare Your Android Phone for Emergencies https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/prepare-android-emergencies/

Using community education interventions to build resilience and avert crises: how accidental dwelling fires decreased in Essex County, UK https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03003930.2019.1573729

Training Courses for the Disaster Information Specialist Program https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/training

Fewer Than Half of British Columbians Have an Emergency Kit https://researchco.ca/2019/05/22/big-shake-to-the-land-thats-falling-down/

Regional Guide for Schools to Prepare for Tsunamis http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/library/climate-and-disaster-resilience/regional-guide-for-schools-to-prepare-for-tsunamis.html

Flood Readiness Guide https://www.calgary.ca/_layouts/cocis/DirectDownload.aspx?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.calgary.ca%2fUEP%2fWater%2fDocuments%2fWater-Documents%2fFlood-Info-Documents%2fFlood_Preparedness_Booklet_2016.pdf&noredirect=1&sf=1

Changing Methods of Science Communication http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/citizen-science-salon/#.XO24RdIzbIU

New signs raise awareness of future flood risks https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20190521/new-signs-raise-awareness-of-future-flood-risks

Online tools can help people in disasters, but do they represent everyone? https://theconversation.com/online-tools-can-help-people-in-disasters-but-do-they-represent-everyone-116810?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Hurricane speak: Leaders seek to save lives by shifting tropical storm language https://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-ne-changing-hurricane-language-to-save-lives-20190528-hjy6bg3fojhy5mp2voohhqhgt4-story.html

‘Like looking at a god’: Chasing the storms roiling Tornado Alley https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/like-looking-at-a-god-chasing-the-storms-roiling-tornado-alley-20190529-p51saj.html

Benefits and challenges of serious gaming – the case of “The Maladaptation Game” https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65630

Mapping participation: A systematic analysis of diverse public participation in the UK energy system https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2514848619845595

Hundreds kick off “California For All” Emergency Preparedness Campaign https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/hundreds-kick-off-california-for-all-emergency-preparedness-campaign

 

Disaster psychology

Psychology conference to focus on rising ‘climate anxiety’ https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/psychology-conference-to-focus-on-rising-climate-anxiety/11148068

Most B.C. residents are unprepared for major earthquake or disaster https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2019/05/22/bc-residents-unprepared-earthquake-disaster/

Tasmanian forest fires leave people feeling threatened https://firecentre.org.au/tasmanian-forest-fires-leave-people-feeling-threatened/

The psychology of decision-making under uncertainty: A literature review https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65490

 

Sociology and Disasters

Disasters: A Sociological Approach https://www.wiley.com/en-aw/Disasters%3A+A+Sociological+Approach-p-9780745671017

Indirect contact in social networks: Challenging common interpretations of the extended contact hypothesis https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1368430219846337

Assessing social vulnerability to flood hazards in the Dutch province of Zeeland https://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13753-019-0222-0

What helps and hinders individual and community resilience in disasters? https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65615

Today in disaster resilience (8 March 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (15 February 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Massive flash floods hit Atacama desert, Chile https://watchers.news/2019/02/08/massive-flooding-hits-atacama-desert-peru/

Deadly floods hit Fadhlan valley, Saudi Arabia https://watchers.news/2019/02/10/deadly-floods-hit-fadhlan-valley-saudi-arabia/

Flooding, landslides kill at least eight in Peru and Chile https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/flooding-landslides-kill-peru-chile-190209085435131.html

New Zealand wildfire: Thousands of people evacuated near Nelson https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47187604

Dam bursts in West Java, causing deadly floods, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2019/02/11/dam-bursts-in-west-java-causing-deadly-floods-indonesia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hailstorm destroys 150 homes, injures 40 people in 60 seconds, India https://watchers.news/2019/02/10/hailstorm-destroys-150-homes-injures-40-people-in-60-seconds-india/

Floods continue to hit towns in southwest Iran https://english.mojahedin.org/i/floods-continue-hit-towns-southwest-iran-021019

The 2019 Tasmanian Fires so far: what has burned and where? https://firecentre.org.au/the-2019-tasmanian-fires-so-far-what-has-burned-and-where/

Major winter storm wallops central, eastern Canada https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-weather/major-winter-storm-wallops-central-eastern-canada-idUSKCN1Q12DP?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

Historic winter storm impacts Hawaii with massive waves, coastal flooding and rare snow https://watchers.news/2019/02/11/historic-winter-storm-impacts-hawaii-with-massive-waves-coastal-flooding-and-rare-snow/

Up to 500,000 drought-stressed cattle killed in Queensland floods https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/11/up-to-500000-drought-stressed-cattle-killed-in-queensland-floods

Peru – Thousands Affected by Flooding and Landslides in Five Regions http://floodlist.com/america/peru-flooding-landslides-5-regions-february-2019

Ecuador – Floods Affect Hundreds in Manabí Province http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-manabi-province-floods-february-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Feb 2019: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Karangetang https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/75167/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Feb-2019-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Karangetang.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Coal miners derided climate action ‘sideshow’. Now it’s the main event https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/coal-miners-derided-climate-action-sideshow-now-it-s-the-main-event-20190208-p50wmc.html

Lonely, unfit and hooked on air-conditioning – is this the summer of the future? https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/lonely-unfit-and-hooked-on-air-conditioning-is-this-the-summer-of-the-future-20190208-p50whm.html

Hurricanes are strengthening faster in the Atlantic, and climate change is a big reason why, scientists say https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/02/07/hurricanes-are-strengthening-faster-atlantic-climate-change-is-big-reason-why-scientists-say/?utm_term=.d884f8282c9d

Recent increases in tropical cyclone intensification rates https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08471-z

Floods, fire and drought: Australia, a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/10/floods-fire-and-drought-australia-a-country-in-the-grip-of-extreme-weather-bingo?CMP=edit_2221

Ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica predicted to bring more frequent extreme weather https://theconversation.com/ice-melt-in-greenland-and-antarctica-predicted-to-bring-more-frequent-extreme-weather-111082?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Rising seas: to keep humans safe, let nature shape the coast https://theconversation.com/rising-seas-to-keep-humans-safe-let-nature-shape-the-coast-107837

Melting Himalayan glaciers: a big drop in a bucket that’s already full https://theconversation.com/melting-himalayan-glaciers-a-big-drop-in-a-bucket-thats-already-full-111345?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Why Climate Change Messaging Must Evolve Beyond Noting Record-Breaking Temperatures https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/02/08/so-what-its-warmer-climate-change-messaging-must-evolve-now/#5a3d9c796437

In the Himalayas, women are left behind in the changing climate https://earthjournalism.net/stories/in-the-himalayas-women-are-left-behind-in-the-changing-climate

Arctic sea ice loss in the past linked to abrupt climate events https://phys.org/news/2019-02-arctic-sea-ice-loss-linked.html

World can get on the 1.5 C path for about a quarter of the cost of current fossil fuel subsidies https://catholicclimatemovement.global/world-can-get-on-the-1-5-c-path-for-about-a-quarter-of-the-cost-of-current-fossil-fuel-subsidies/

Coastal catastrophe looms larger as sea level forecasts creep upwards https://www.newscientist.com/article/2192981-coastal-catastrophe-looms-larger-as-sea-level-forecasts-creep-upwards/#.XGCO2asAJbo.twitter

Ten years ago, climate adaptation research was gaining steam. Today, it’s gutted https://theconversation.com/ten-years-ago-climate-adaptation-research-was-gaining-steam-today-its-gutted-111180

Six in ten Americans are now either “Alarmed” or “Concerned” about global warming. From 2013 to 2018, the proportion of “Alarmed” more than doubled http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/americans-are-increasingly-alarmed-about-global-warming/

Slowing climate change could reverse drying in the subtropics https://theconversation.com/slowing-climate-change-could-reverse-drying-in-the-subtropics-111526?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Climate change is poised to deliver more Black Saturdays in decades to come https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-poised-to-deliver-more-black-saturdays-in-decades-to-come-111064

Heading south: Warming to change how US cities feel in 2080 https://apnews.com/490bdd76a4114b178065b8a0e55d0ec7

Meet the scientist leading a tidal wave of climate change communication https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/meet-scientist-leading-tidal-wave-climate-change-communication

How Phoenix Is Working to Beat Urban Heat https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-phoenix-is-working-to-beat-urban-heat/?utm_campaign=RebelMouse&share_id=4392184&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=Daily+Climate

Research and insights from the Global Commission on Adaptation https://gca.org/global-commission-on-adaptation/research

World Bank Group Announces $50 billion over Five Years for Climate Adaptation and Resilience http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2019/01/15/world-bank-group-announces-50-billion-over-five-years-for-climate-adaptation-and-resilience?cid=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Australia’s bushfire survivors demand government action on climate change https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-s-bushfire-survivors-demand-government-action-on-climate-change

The glaciers blanketing the high mountains of central Asia are smaller than we thought https://earther.gizmodo.com/earths-third-pole-contains-less-ice-than-we-thought-1832563571?IR=T

 

Disaster risk reduction

Indonesia`s Disaster Risk Reduction Model Named Best Practice https://en.tempo.co/read/1174086/indonesias-disaster-risk-reduction-model-named-best-practice

No disaster is natural https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/jason-von-meding-djair-sergio-de-freitas-junior-and-ma-ra-irigaray/no-disaster-is-nat

Quake that battered ancient Rome is traced to its lair https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00480-8?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=organic&utm_campaign=NGMT_2_JAL_reshigh

Quantifying Flood Vulnerability Reduction via Private Precaution https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018EF000994

Immediate steps for North Carolina policymakers to reduce flood risks and build resilience http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2019/02/11/north-carolina-hurricane-flood-policy/

Hurricane Maria: a first analysis of landsliding in Puerto Rico https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/02/11/hurricane-maria/

Mississippi sues federal government over river flooding https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mississippi-sues-federal-government-over-river-flooding/ar-BBTs25O?ocid=spartandhp

An earthquake lasted 50 days, but no one felt it. Here’s why https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/02/earthquake-lasted-50-days-no-one-felt-it-heres-why/

Community partnerships between agencies and citizens are critical for identifying and implementing place-based solutions to reducing wildfire vulnerability https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/1/9

Pacific Gas & Electric vows to improve wildfire prevention https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/pacific-gas-electric-vows-improve-wildfire-prevention-60899010

We are not doing nearly enough to prevent the impacts of bushfire https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/we-are-not-doing-nearly-enough-to-prevent-the-impacts-of-bushfire-20190211-p50x0f.html

Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, 2019 https://www.tfah.org/report-details/ready-or-not-protecting-the-publics-health-from-diseases-disasters-and-bioterrorism-2019/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Paid&utm_campaign=2019_ReadyOrNot&utm_content=Fire

Unprecedented Risks, Unprecedented Foresight: A “Responsibility to Prepare” Strategy for the United States in 2020 https://climateandsecurity.org/2019/02/12/unprecedented-risks-unprecedented-foresight-a-responsibility-to-prepare-strategy-for-the-united-states-in-2020/

The worst natural disaster risks facing New Zealand https://www.noted.co.nz/planet/new-zealand-natural-disaster-risks/?fbclid=IwAR2749YoDD3hknfwR0f_qiem0s_8ovGqaDoG6Z4GKQkdYZc6oAhDFwxWwww

Townsville floods demonstrate need for better disaster planning https://www.policyforum.net/townsville-floods-demonstrate-need-for-better-disaster-planning/

How Flood and Fire Alter Landscape, Seen Through the Discerning Eye of Ground-based LIDAR https://www.unavco.org/science/snapshots/environmental-hydrogeodesy/2019/rengers.html

Latest edition of Floodplain Manager newsletter https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-december-2018-january-2019/

Mt Taranaki’s explosive history has just been re-written. This is why it matters https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12203530

2D Modeling and Matrix Riprap Save Millions on Transportation Flood Recovery Projects https://www.ayresassociates.com/2d-modeling-and-matrix-riprap-save-millions-on-transportation-flood-recovery-projects/

Resilient Chicago Strategy Release http://100resilientcities.org/strategies/chicago/

The idea of an early warning system for the Pacific Northwest’s version of the “Big One” is gaining traction https://earther.gizmodo.com/inside-the-plan-to-prepare-the-pacific-northwest-for-a-1832591821?IR=T

Emergency Management

Townsville flood inquiry announced https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/08/townsville-flood-queensland-announces-inquiry-as-up-to-300000-cattle-die?CMP=share_btn_tw

Queensland flood from space https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/?p=geographic&l=MODIS_Aqua_CorrectedReflectance_TrueColor(hidden),MODIS_Terra_CorrectedReflectance_TrueColor,Coastlines&t=2019-02-11-T00%3A00%3A00Z&z=3&v=138.63899099840634,-18.515956345951427,141.6080066330488,-16.997870375619367

‘Now Is The Real Crisis’: Puerto Ricans Struggle For Disaster Aid https://www.law360.com/access-to-justice/articles/1123340

North Queensland flood victims need banks and insurers to be ‘good corporate citizens’, Deputy Premier says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-10/queensland-floods-banks-urged-to-be-good-corporate-citizens/10796944

New York City’s Sandy Rebuilding Program Was Plagued From the Start, Study Says https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-citys-sandy-rebuilding-program-was-plagued-from-the-start-study-says-11549933200

NGOs push to expel Brazil miner Vale from U.N. pact over dam disaster https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vale-sa-disaster-ngo/ngos-push-to-expel-brazil-miner-vale-from-u-n-pact-over-dam-disaster-idUSKCN1Q12F3?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

State begins Townsville flood review http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/state-begins-flood-review

Technology Used in Disaster Relief Saving More Lives Every Year https://interestingengineering.com/technology-used-in-disaster-relief-saving-more-lives-every-year

2019 Tasmanian Fires: Impacts and Management Lessons https://firecentre.org.au/2019-tasmanian-fires-impacts-and-management-lessons/

What is the Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE)? https://www.nisconsortium.org/partner-highlights/736-2/

What happens when the next big California wildfire hits? https://www.chicoer.com/2019/02/11/what-happens-when-the-next-big-wildfire-hits/

Two years after flood, displaced await delivery of government’s promises http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2019-02-13/two-years-after-flood-displaced-await-delivery-of-governments-promises.html

‘We’re not insured’: Townsville flood leaves policyholders stranded https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/14/were-not-insured-townsville-flood-leaves-policyholders-stranded

Resignation of FEMA Administrator Brock Long https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2019/02/13/resignation-fema-administrator-brock-long

IBM program is funding and connecting innovative ways to deliver aid after natural disasters https://www.fastcompany.com/90306086/ibm-is-putting-up-25-million-to-help-disaster-response-startups-scale

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

There’s no such thing as a ‘natural’ disaster… https://www.nonaturaldisasters.com/

The New Ecology of Tornado Warning Information: A Natural Experiment Assessing Threat Intensity and Citizen‐to‐Citizen Information Sharing https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331037538_The_New_Ecology_of_Tornado_Warning_Information_A_Natural_Experiment_Assessing_Threat_Intensity_and_Citizen-to-Citizen_Information_Sharing

Giving life to numbers: Communicating risk through art http://blogs.worldbank.org/psd/giving-life-numbers-communicating-risk-through-art

Communicating about heatwaves: Risk perception, message fatigue, and threat normalisation https://adelaide.figshare.com/articles/Communicating_about_heatwaves_Risk_perception_message_fatigue_and_threat_normalisation/7618403

Effective Education for Disaster Risk Reduction – Learning Matters http://www.edu4drr.org/

Use of social media platforms by fire and rescue teams across the UK https://www.prweek.com/article/1525534/exclusive-uk-fire-rescue-services-best-using-social-media?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn

5 things I didn’t know about flooding before I worked for the Environment Agency https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2018/02/19/5-things-i-didnt-know-about-flooding-before-i-worked-for-the-environment-agency/

GIS People’s app used to aid in Queensland floods https://www.crn.com.au/news/gis-peoples-app-used-to-aid-in-queensland-floods-519257

 

Disaster psychology

How Participation in Collective Action Changes Relationships, Behaviours, and Beliefs https://jspp.psychopen.eu/article/view/903

 

Sociology and Disasters

Social capital and disasters: How does social capital shape post-disaster conditions in the Philippines? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330727013_Social_capital_and_disasters_How_does_social_capital_shape_post-disaster_conditions_in_the_Philippines

Poor, elderly and too frail to escape: Paradise fire killed the most vulnerable residents https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-camp-fire-seniors-mobile-home-deaths-20190209-htmlstory.html

Urban Poverty in the Wake of Environmental Disaster: Rehabilitation, Resilience and Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330973391_Urban_Poverty_in_the_Wake_of_Environmental_Disaster_Rehabilitation_Resilience_and_Typhoon_Haiyan_Yolanda

Nowhere to go in New Bern: Climate catastrophe spurs migrants in US South https://www.dailyclimate.org/nowhere-to-go-in-new-bern-climate-catastrophe-spurs-migrants-in-us-south-2626611396.html