Today in disaster resilience (23 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

 

Social media and emergency management

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

 

Social Capital and Disasters

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

Today in disaster resilience (16 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social media and emergency management

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

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

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

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

 

Social Capital and Disasters

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

 

Today in disaster resilience (26 May 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

State of emergency declared in Indiana county due to flash flooding http://abcnews.go.com/US/state-emergency-declared-indiana-county-due-flash-flooding/story?id=47526049&cid=social_twitter_abcn

South Africa’s Western Cape declares drought disaster http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40002770

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 May 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Ambrym, Sakuraji https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63239/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-May-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Ambrym-Sakuraji.html

Thailand – Deadly Floods in Sukhothai Province http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-sukhothai-may-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Guyana – Houses Destroyed After Severe Floods Hit Two Regions http://floodlist.com/america/guyana-floods-may-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday night that killed 22 people https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/world/europe/manchester-arena-attack-ariana-grande.html?_r=0

Bolivia – Hundreds Affected by Floods in Santa Cruz Department http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-floods-santa-cruz-may-2017

Landslide buries California’s Pacific Coast Highway http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40031704

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Langila https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63264/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-May-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Langi.html

Southern China hit by torrential rain, flooding http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2095474/southern-china-hit-torrential-rain-flooding

Ebola outbreak may be smaller than feared, WHO indicates https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/25/ebola-congo-update/

Washington Wildfire Causes Evacuation of Over 100 Homes http://www.firefighternation.com/articles/2017/05/washington-wildfire-causes-evacuation-of-over-100-homes.html?utm_content=bufferd2a54&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Deadly wildfires sweep Siberia http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-40053726/deadly-wildfires-sweep-siberia

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Piton de la Fournaise, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63288/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-May-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-Sinabung.html

Disaster risk reduction

Scientists search for Caribbean quake clues https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/30/scientists-search-caribbean-quake-clues-terrawatch?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

Putting a price on the cost of disasters https://www.zilient.org/article/put-price-costs-disasters-un-risk-chief

Australia integrates climate and disaster risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52874

Mexico meeting to bring world together on disaster prevention https://www.zilient.org/article/mexico-meeting-bring-world-together-disaster-prevention?utm_content=buffer51f8a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Chile feels the full force of flooding http://acclimatise.uk.com/network/article/chile-feels-the-full-force-of-flooding

Overbuilt levees upstream reignite skepticism about ones near St. Louis http://missoulian.com/news/local/overbuilt-levees-upstream-reignite-skepticism-about-ones-near-st-louis/article_8968c7f1-12b7-58a7-a719-1760158b183b.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Urban risks: Where are the five biggest blind spots? http://citiscope.org/partner/2017/urban-risks-where-are-five-biggest-blind-spots

Dutch scientists chart coastal flooding in the future: 50% more people at risk in 2080 http://meteorology-news.com/tabs/blog/2017/05/dutch-scientists-chart-coastal-flooding-in-the-future-50-more-people-at-risk-in-2080

Flood risk analysis & flood warning systems for Malaysia http://www.ambiental.co.uk/flood-risk-analysis-flood-warning-systems-for-malaysia/

Standard approach to flood risk management appears to disadvantage the most vulnerable https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/standard-approach-to-flood-risk-management-appears-to-disadvantage-the-most-vulnerable/

Canadians don’t understand flood risk – Expert http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/flood/canadians-dont-understand-flood-risk–expert-66496.aspx

Council report makes flood recommendations after coastal flooding http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-39703075

Final agenda for the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction http://www.unisdr.org/conferences/2017/globalplatform/en/programme

Port Hills researchers hope study will help with fire prevention http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201844652/port-hills-researchers-hope-study-will-help-with-fire-prevention

Meteorology professors explain how dangerous tornadoes form http://www.businessinsider.com/meteorology-professors-explain-how-dangerous-tornadoes-form-2017-5?IR=T

‘Blizzard of embers’: Wildfire expert on what caused the Fort McMurray fire http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7313984–blizzard-of-embers-wildfire-expert-on-what-caused-the-fort-mcmurray-fire/

A Path to Progress: Implementing the Sendai Framework’s global mandate for better evidence in disasters http://www.evidenceaid.org/a-path-to-progress-implementing-the-sendai-frameworks-global-mandate-for-better-evidence-in-disasters/

‘Resilient Calgary’ to highlight natural disaster research, resilience in Alberta http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/resilient-calgary-to-highlight-disaster-research-in-alberta

Facilitating continuity across UK Disaster research http://www.evidenceaid.org/facilitating-continuity-across-uk-disaster-research/

Rebuilding after disasters should stress safer, better, Goodale says http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/rebuilding-disasters-stress-safer-better-goodale-says-1004113361/

African countries boost risk knowledge http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53277

UN Disaster Forum to Push for Risk-Cutting Plans, Finance http://floodlist.com/protection/unisdr-plans-cut-disaster-risk-finance?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

UNDP & the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/undp-since-sendai.html

PERFACT – More than a Creative Acronym; A Project Advancing Integrated Fire Management https://fireadaptednetwork.org/perfact-advancing-integrated-fire-management/

Flood risk reduction and flow buffering in Indonesia http://www.wur.nl/en/newsarticle/Stable-rivers-thanks-to-local-population.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The GAR atlas: Unveiling global disaster risk http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53086

Delivering disaster risk reduction by 2030: pathways to progress http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53299

Measuring flood resilience: the Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement Tool http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53269

Improving accuracy, timeliness and access to flood early warning http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53270

UN resilience ‘scorecard’ to help cities curb disaster losses from climate change, other risk drivers http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56825#.WSS3RZKGPIV

Italy’s Supervolcano Builds Up Stress — But No Eruption Coming http://www.livescience.com/59215-italy-supervolcano-builds-up-stress.html

What Research Says about Defeating Terrorism https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-research-says-about-defeating-terrorism/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

Attacks Increase As ISIS Loses Territory In Iraq And Syria http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/05/23/attacks-isis-losing-territory?adbid=867124238158667776&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453&adbsc=social_20170523_1532271

New Report Reveals World’s Deadliest Tornado, Lightning, Tropical Cyclone And Hailstorm https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/wmo-determines-highest-death-tolls-from-tropical-cyclones-tornadoes-lightning

Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities http://www.unisdr.org/campaign/resilientcities/home/toolkitblkitem/?id=4

Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference: Saving Lives, Reducing Losses http://floodlist.com/protection/multi-hazard-early-warning-conference-saving-lives-reducing-losses

World Wide Water Watch List May 2017 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/4/28/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-may-2017

High tides are causing more flooding more often https://coast.noaa.gov/states/fast-facts/recurrent-tidal-flooding.html

It’s not just campfires: 6 causes of wildfires in Arizona http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-wildfires/2017/05/23/six-causes-wildfires-arizona/328962001/

The Big One is going to happen, no matter how much you want to deny it, California scientists say http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lucy-jones-why-earthquakes-scare-us-20170524-htmlstory.html

Why rebuild after flood if it’s likely to happen again, asks climatologist http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-may-15-2017-1.4112604/why-rebuild-after-flood-if-it-s-likely-to-happen-again-asks-climatologist-1.4112612

New EU aid for natural disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean http://reliefweb.int/report/haiti/new-eu-aid-natural-disasters-latin-america-and-caribbean

Coastal flood risk management: A step by step approach https://www.acccrn.net/blog/coastal-flood-risk-management-step-step-approach

Planning for the future: prioritising mitigation options and improving risk reduction http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/30?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=hazardnote30

Deep heat may have spawned one of the world’s deadliest tsunamis https://www.sciencenews.org/article/deep-heat-may-have-spawned-one-worlds-deadliest-tsunamis

Ancient Impact May Have Triggered Long-Term Volcanic Eruptions https://eos.org/research-spotlights/ancient-impact-may-have-triggered-long-term-volcanic-eruptions

Linking Atmospheric Rivers to Wildfire Patterns in the Southwest https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/content/data-announcement-linking-atmospheric-rivers-wildfire-patterns-southwest

Countries most affected by weather disasters do not spend more on weather services https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/aaft-cma052217.php

Before the Flood: the Value of Mitigation http://www.governing.com/columns/smart-mgmt/col-value-flood-mitigation.html

Getting warmer: Welsh researchers reveal hidden secrets of burnt stuff http://avbfb.org.au/international-wildfire-research-heats-up-in-wa/

Flooding: Lagos moves to avert disaster http://nigeriarealestatehub.com/flooding-lagos-disaster-avert.html/

Emergency management

Remote Aboriginal community trains to develop emergency rescue skills http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-28/remote-aboriginal-communities-train-to-respond-to-emergencies/8480378

The Oso landslide: a new paper on the material properties and failure mechanism https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/28/oso-landslide-new-paper/

New Zealand earthquake gives unexpected benefit http://www.bbc.co.uk.ln.is/xGkqL

Fallen at home? Firefighter service eases pressure on ambulances https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2017/apr/27/firefighter-falls-callout-service-easing-pressure-ambulances

It’s been a disastrous, costly start to the year for weather https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/04/06/weather-disasters/100121356/

Red Cross update: Alberta fires, one year on http://www.redcross.ca/blog/2017/4/red-cross-update–alberta-fires–one-year-on?utm_source=bambu&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ABfires

One year after wildfire, was the evacuation of Fort McMurray called at the right time? http://globalnews.ca/news/3403834/one-year-after-wildfire-was-the-evacuation-of-fort-mcmurray-called-at-the-right-time/?utm_source=Article&utm_medium=MostPopular&utm_campaign=2014

Supporting emergency management officials during the Fort McMurray wildfire response http://www.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/en/dynamic-article.page?doc=supporting-emergency-management-officials-during-the-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-response/j1wgdft5

Ayu in Osh, Kyrgyzstan: a large landslide has killed 24 people, and another large flowslide in Uzgen region https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/05/02/ayu-1/

Ipswich records highest growth in house prices in Queensland even after floods https://www.domain.com.au/news/ipswich-records-highest-growth-in-house-prices-in-queensland-20170502-gvx39j/

Brock Long of North Carolina to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/28/president-donald-j-trump-announces-key-additions-his-administration

Practical lessons learned from the evolving fire and emergency services sector in the UK: a contemporary perspective on leadership http://www.afac.com.au/events

Deadly flash floods set to worsen poverty and hunger in Kenya, experts say http://news.trust.org/item/20170518160528-ob3ra/?cid=social_20170518_72442837&adbid=865247217010987008&adbpl=tw&adbpr=15762575

How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/health/tsunami-japan-cambodia-iodine-defiency.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur&_r=0

Modern Fire Services For A Safer Victoria http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/modern-fire-services-for-a-safer-victoria/

Arkansans Ask: Children & Disasters http://www.aetn.org/programs/arkansansask/childrenanddisasters

Trump’s Response To Disaster Relief Raises Alarms http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/trump-natural-disaster-budget_us_5919f2b9e4b0809be157130a

Fire crews enjoy slow start to wildfire season, but brace for hot, dry summer http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/fire-alberta-saskatchewan-summer-1.4121683

Hurricane Matthew taught shelter officials new lessons https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/21/hurricane-matthew-taught-shelter-officials-new-lessons/335376001/

More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries by conflict, violence and disasters in 2016 http://www.internal-displacement.org/assets/publications/2017/20170522-GRID.pdf

California to Start Limited Public Rollout of Earthquake Early Warning Alerts by 2018 http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/California-Start-Limited-Public-Rollout-Earthquake-Early-Warning-Alerts-by-2018.html

Scientists Look to Skies to Improve Tsunami Detection http://floodlist.com/protection/scientists-look-skies-improve-tsunami-detection

Firefighters are infuriated after they were stopped from helping bomb victims at Manchester Arena http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/firefighters-infuriated-after-were-stopped-13087703

The volcano ghost town that lies abandoned since 10,000 people fled Mount Sinabung eruption in 2014 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4537860/Volcano-ghost-town-lies-abandoned-Mount-Sinabung.html

Supporting Resilient Recovery in Vanuatu https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/soi-vanuatu.pdf

Introduction to Emergency Evacuation: Getting Everybody Out When it Counts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IWMC1BS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_xF0jzbBGAGYT9

New artificial intelligence program developed by RMIT is helping communities plan for big evacuations http://www.rmit.edu.au/news/all-news/2017/may/bushfire-ready–thanks-to-artificial-intelligence

CFA split ‘fight’s not over yet’, Daniel Andrews warned http://avbfb.org.au/cfa-split-fights-not-over-yet-daniel-andrews-warned/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

After the Catastrophe: resistance and the post-truth era http://www.leninology.co.uk/2017/04/after-catastrophe-resistance-for-post.html?utm_content=bufferd0178&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Our expectations of what civic engagement looks like don’t match reality. Can we fix that? http://www.vox.com/polyarchy/2017/2/13/14597548/expectations-civic-engagement-dont-match-reality

MSc in Public Engagement and Science Communication http://beta.www.hull.ac.uk/Study/PGT/public-engagement-sci-comm.aspx

After disaster strikes, Zinah continues to learn http://globalpartnership.org/blog/after-disaster-strikes-zinah-continues-learn?utm_source=gpe_social_en&utm_medium=twitter_en&utm_campaign=daily_blog

Using Project-Based Learning To Flip Bloom’s Taxonomy For Deeper Learning http://wegrowteachers.com/using-project-based-learning-to-flip-blooms-taxonomy-for-deeper-learning/?utm_content=bufferde5c1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Community participation in emergency planning https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-32-02-15

Institute for Peace & Dialogue Summer Academy and Research Programs http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/VII-VIII-Summer-Academy-2017-3-Month-CAS-Research-Program/

Bushfire School Lessons Save Lives https://bushfireresilience.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/562/

“How to live intelligently, even gracefully, in what has clearly become a land of flames” http://www.oregonlive.com/books/index.ssf/2017/05/land_on_fire_gary_ferguson.html

Surf’s up: Monstrous 64-foot wave measured in Southern Ocean https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/05/22/surfs-up-monstrous-64-foot-wave-measured-southern-ocean/102009718/

What is El Niño? http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/learn-about-the-weather/what-is-el-nino-la-nina

PRI Publishes Teacher-Friendly Climate Change Guide https://www.americangeosciences.org/geotimes/pri-publishes-teacher-friendly-climate-change-guide-stem-k12

Stupid bus driver drives through floods http://www.knowyourvideo.com/Bus-Driver-Drives-Through-Flood-295723.html

Flood resilience through community-driven action and partnerships http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53273

Richter’s Scale https://about.hindawi.com/opinion/richters-scale/

Book Review: Citizen Science, How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery https://blog.scistarter.com/2017/05/book-review-citizen-science-ordinary-people-changing-face-discovery/#sthash.wjG2QvzS.vxmZopCC.dpbs

It’s time we stopped paying for your river view http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/its-time-we-stopped-paying-for-your-river-view/

Education as a tool to prevent violent extremism http://en.unesco.org/preventing-violent-extremism/edu-as-tool

CoastAdapt website https://coastadapt.com.au/?utm_content=buffercc91d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet http://earthed.info/about/

Social media and emergency management

“Facebook is hardly the portal to the better world that its most enthusiastic supporters claim” https://blogs.iadb.org/ideasmatter/2017/04/14/moving-social-media-bubble-robust-democracy/

Just as internet adoption and smartphone ownership has grown among seniors, so has social media use http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/05/17/technology-use-among-seniors/?utm_content=buffer66a29&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Seeing Ourselves Through Technology http://jilltxt.net/books/Seeing-Ourselves-Through-Technology-full-book.pdf

Think before you tweet in an attack https://www.wired.com/2017/05/think-tweet-wake-attack/?mbid=social_twitter_onsiteshare

Social media and fake news https://www.aeaweb.org/research/charts/fake-news-impact-presidential-election-2016

 

Disaster psychology

Back to school: Trauma experts to help Edgecumbe pupils http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/04/back-to-school-trauma-experts-to-help-edgecumbe-pupils.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Touched by fire: While the physical damage caused by the wildfire exists in plain sight, a deeper, unseen trauma persists http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/a-year-after-fort-mcmurray-burned-an-unseen-traumapersists/article34862029/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links

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

A promising treatment that uses MDMA could help people suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/psychedelic-compound-in-ecstasy-moves-closer-to-approval-to-treat-ptsd/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_MB_NEWS

Bushfires shape Australia’s landscape – but the trauma burns on and on https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/22/bushfires-shape-australias-landscape-but-the-trauma-burns-on-and-on?CMP=share_btn_tw

Are You Traumatized? https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stress-relief/201705/are-you-traumatized

Building resilience to manage indirect exposure to terror http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/terror-exposure.aspx

Supporting children after a frightening event https://childbereavementuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/1.4b-Supporting-children-after-a-frightening-event.pdf?noredir=true&utm_content=buffer0fbab&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The strength and resilience of kids https://medium.com/@ned.breslin/leaving-their-marks-97d11da9d4eb

Integrating Positive and Clinical Psychology: Viewing Human Functioning as Continua from Positive to Negative Can Benefit Clinical Assessment, Interventions and Understandings of Resilience https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10608-015-9728-y

Social Capital and Disasters

The Injustice of Atlantic City’s Floods https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-injustice-of-atlantic-city-rsquo-s-floods/

Community spirit thrived during peak of flooding crisis http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/naqvi-mohamed-community-spirit-thrived-during-peak-of-crisis

How social ties make us resilient to trauma https://theconversation.com/how-social-ties-make-us-resilient-to-trauma-78223

Societal Resilience in Israel https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/israel/2017-03-23/societal-resilience-israel

 

Today in disaster resilience (28 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Apr 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Poas, Sabancaya, Langila https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62703/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Apr-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Poas-Sabancaya-Langila.html

Winter returns to Europe with a vengeance https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/apr/23/winter-returns-europe-vengeance-world-weatherwatch?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Apr 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sakuraj https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62744/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Apr-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sakuraj.html

Toronto conservation officials keeping close eye on rising water levels near Lake Ontario http://globalnews.ca/news/3401898/toronto-conservation-officials-keeping-close-eye-on-rising-water-levels-near-lake-ontario/

Worst flooding since Hurricane Matthew swamps N. Carolina https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/04/25/north-carolina-raleigh-flooding/100889390/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Langila, Manam https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62757/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Langila-Mana.html

Dominican Republic – Floods Displace Thousands After 400 mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/dominican-republic-floods-april-2017

Arizona Wildfire Explodes in Size Due to Dry, Windy Weather http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/arizona-wildfire-explodes-size-due-dry-windy-weather

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Apr 2017: Etna volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Cleveland, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62775/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Apr-2017-Etna-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Cleveland-Sinabung.html

More than 1.3 million affected by flooding and landslides in South America https://watchers.news/2017/04/27/more-than-1-3-million-affected-by-flooding-and-landslides-in-south-america/

Nuclear town Zheleznogorsk on fire, Russia https://watchers.news/2017/04/25/nuclear-town-zheleznogorsk-on-fire-russia/

Disaster risk reduction

Former FEMA leader: Stop building where hurricanes hit hardest http://www.nola.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/04/craig_fugate_new_orleans_hurri.html

Can Algorithms Predict House Fires? http://datasmart.ash.harvard.edu/news/article/can-algorithms-predict-house-fires-990

China officials look to stem its mounting disaster losses http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2017/04/24/2003669288?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Inserting rights and justice into urban resilience: a focus on everyday risk http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956247816686905

Volcanic eruptions and their repose, unrest, precursors, and timing http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/52786

New era of western wildfire demands new ways of protecting people, ecosystems http://www.colorado.edu/today/2017/04/17/new-era-western-wildfire-demands-new-ways-protecting-people-ecosystems

Katy Examines Preliminary Results For Flood Prevention https://patch.com/texas/sugarland/katy-examines-preliminary-results-flood-prevention?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Texas county looking for water solutions following floods http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/texas/article_b7e3088f-f087-506f-b19c-e32437384cdb.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Measuring, mapping and understanding flood risks around the globe http://www.wri.org//resources/maps/aqueduct-global-flood-analyzer

Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding http://www.npr.org/2017/04/25/525383494/trump-s-proposed-u-s-mexico-border-wall-may-violate-1970-treaty

Rolling Back the Islamic State https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1912.html?adbsc=social_20170426_1464391&adbid=857351087447130113&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

A new study is challenging a long-held theory that tsunamis form and acquire their energy mostly from vertical movement of the seafloor https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170426164703.htm

Contentious Springbank dam stirs up debate at Calgary flood mitigation meeting http://www.630ched.com/syn/98/212999/212999

Maps and charts that explain why Houston is flooding more often http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Maps-that-explain-why-Houston-is-flooding-more-11097834.php

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

Edgecumbe flood data to be used in natural hazards study http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/329631/edgecumbe-flood-data-to-be-used-in-natural-hazards-study

Protection or problem? Levee heights spark debate over flood safety http://thetelegraph.com/news/100305/protection-or-problem-levee-heights-spark-debate-over-flood-safety

Is the Arabian Sea coast at risk of a tsunami? https://www.varsity.co.uk/science/12744

Emergency management

Alberta’s wildfire season starts at this Edmonton warehouse http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-wildfire-warehouse-front-line-1.4077901

Five Years Later, Cutting Through the Fukushima Myths http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a19871/fukushima-five-years-later/

Why the fire service culture needs to run deep https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/231621018-Why-the-fire-service-culture-needs-to-run-deep/

Where is emergency management heading? http://www.emweekly.com/emweekly-5-steve-detwiler/

No ‘Katrina effect’ boosting state revenue expected in Louisiana flood recovery http://linkis.com/s.nola.com/mKxPs

Harris County Eyes Putting Water to Better Use After Recent Floods http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-Harris-County-eyes-putting-water-to-better-use-after-recent-floods.html?utm_content=bufferbb0f8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal: two years on https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/25/2015-gorkha-earthquake/

Removing the Bottlenecks to Disaster Response http://www.impactingourfuture.com/advocacy/removing-the-bottlenecks-to-disaster-response

Tornado warnings getting worse instead of better http://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/2017/04/25/tornado-warnings-getting-worse-instead-better/100883322/

Kelantan flood victims lose hope of a home after 3 years in huts https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/1973/

Negligence of officials blamed for flood in Lakhai http://www.dhakatribune.com/uncategorized/2017/04/25/negligence-officials-blamed-flood-lakhai/

Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 http://media.swissre.com/documents/sigma2_2017_en.pdf

Typhoon Haiyan’s electric spectacular in the eye of the storm https://www.newscientist.com/article/2128938-typhoon-haiyans-electric-spectacular-in-the-eye-of-the-storm/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&cmpid=SOC|NSNS|2017-Echobox&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1493238559

Crowdsourced Post-Disaster Damage Assessment https://www.hotosm.org/updates/2017-04-26_hot_research_partnership_on_crowdsourced_damage_assessment

Why 1-Hour Lead Time May Be ‘Too Much’ For A Tornado Warning https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/04/26/why-1-hour-lead-time-may-be-too-much-for-a-tornado-warning/#212ef1dc6f01

New earthquake warning technology may reduce damage, increase understanding of hazards https://theaggie.org/2017/04/26/the-journey-to-earthquake-preparation-awareness/

Flood recovery is still a work in progress https://www.echo.net.au/2017/04/flood-recovery-still-work-progress/?utm_content=buffer23293&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning to Be Practical: A Guided Learning Approach to Transform Student Community Resilience When Faced with Natural Hazard Threats http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F11157_2017_1

Climate Education Week Toolkit http://www.earthday.org/wp-content/uploads/Climate-Education-Week-Toolkit-Final5.pdf

Citizen power across the world http://mycommunity.org.uk/2017/04/24/citizen-power-across-world/

Earthquakes – 2001-2015 https://sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=643

Six US states put forward bills that seek to discredit basic concepts like climate change and evolution in school curricula https://news.vice.com/story/six-states-trying-to-pass-climate-denial-in-education-legislation

The Ultimate Photo Map of the 1906 San Francisco Quake https://www.citylab.com/design/2017/04/the-ultimate-historical-photo-map-of-the-1906-san-francisco-quake/523341/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Graphic novel to open up imagination about civic, urban engagement http://www.columbiachronicle.com/arts_and_culture/article_a110407a-26de-11e7-88b7-8355af057f52.html

Raging Waves and Roaring Storms https://trydale.com/raging-waves-roaring-storms/

Disaster terminology http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/terminology/

Current surface wind map https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-224.81,-27.00,1129

What do we mean by ‘Community Resilience”? http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/what-do-we-mean-by-community-resilience-a-systematic-literature-review-of-how-it-is-defined-in-the-literature/?utm_content=buffer66cd1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Virtual Reality Experience of Nepal after the shock http://aftershock.wateraid.org/

Kiwis better off making their own emergency kits, Consumer NZ report finds http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11846928

History provides a lesson in preventing flood deaths http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/history-provides-lesson-preventing-flood-deaths

Cameraman reflects on harrowing assignment of covering flood deaths in northern NSW http://abcnewsgathering.tumblr.com/post/159930028086/cameraman-reflects-on-harrowing-assignment

‘All hands on deck’: Former premier looks back on Flood of the Century http://globalnews.ca/news/3403988/all-hands-on-deck-former-premier-looks-back-on-flood-of-the-century/

Social media and emergency management

Mastodon: yet another SM platform for #SMEM and #VOST to watch during incidents and disasters? https://thinkdisaster.com/2017/04/25/mastodon-yet-another-sm-platform-for-smem-and-vost-to-watch-during-incidents-and-disasters/

Facebook’s Testing a New System to Dispel Fake News Before You Share it http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/facebooks-testing-new-system-dispell-fake-news-you-share-it

Disaster psychology

Phases of Disaster Response http://www.ictg.org/phases-of-disaster-response.html

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Young Children 3 Years Posttrauma http://www.psychiatrist.com/JCP/article/Pages/2017/v78n03/v78n0318.aspx

Social Capital and Disasters

Cities are complex systems – let’s start looking at them that way https://theconversation.com/cities-are-complex-systems-lets-start-looking-at-them-that-way-72665

New book: Social Network Analysis https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/social-network-analysis/book241848?priorityCode=OCEAN0417

Today in disaster resilience (21 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Turrialba, Sinabung, Nevado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62620/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Turrialba-Sinabung-Nevado.html

Iran – Dozens Dead After Major Floods in North West http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-north-west-april-2017

Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/significant-cold-outbreak-hits-europe-two-more-waves-expected/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bogoslof volcano remains in an unpredictable condition, Alaska https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/bogoslof-volcano-remains-in-an-unpredictable-condition-alaska/

Manam volcano eruption forces evacuations, Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/manam-volcano-eruption-forces-evacuations-papua-new-guinea/

Uruguay – Evacuations in Artigas After River Overflows http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-artigas-rivera-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides https://guardian.ng/news/death-toll-rises-to-113-in-peru-floods-mudslides/

Kazakhstan – 7,000 Evacuated After Snowmelt Causes Floods in 7 Regions http://floodlist.com/asia/kazakhstan-snowmelt-floods-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Apr 2017: Etna volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Poas https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62650/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Apr-2017-Etna-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Poas-Sin.html

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes http://in.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-landslide-idINKBN17L24K

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Apr 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62660/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Apr-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Sabancaya-.html

Disaster risk reduction

Supercomputer Recreation of an Oklahoma Tornado https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/04/14/supercomputer-recreation-oklahoma-tornado/

The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development?CID=DEC_TT_data_EN_EXT

How to find an active fault in New Zealand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-CLW8xQm2M&feature=youtu.be

China to relocate millions of people away from disaster zones https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/04/11/china-relocate-millions-people-away-disaster-zones

Challenging Assumptions: What Do We Need to Address in Our Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts? https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/challenging-assumptions-what-do-we-need-to-address-in-our-disaster-risk-reduction-efforts/B00A203A74D3B5CF1E31C2C600A6EE9E

Risk for river flooding in lake-rich regions http://swicca.climate.copernicus.eu/start/implemented-cases-of-local-change-adaptation/impact-based-flood-risk-assessment-in-present-and-future-climate/

One Year on: Flood Re succeeds in bringing more choice for flood affected communities http://www.floodre.co.uk/2017/04/04/one-year-flood-re-succeeds-bringing-choice-flood-affected-communities/

Global Flood Map is a physically based map that provides a worldwide view of moderate- and high-hazard flood zones http://www.fmglobal.com/research-and-resources/global-flood-map?utm_content=buffer1327a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sitting in the shadow of volcanic risk http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170418/NEWS06/912312944/Sitting-in-the-shadow-of-volcanic-risk

Flood defence plans heavily favour London and south-east https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/04/flood-defence-plans-heavily-favour-london-and-south-east

New technology allows scientists to see the forces behind the flames http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.6/inside-the-dangerous-and-unpredictable-behavior-of-wildfire

Shallow geological structures triggered during the Mw 6.4 Meinong earthquake, southwestern Taiwan http://tao.cgu.org.tw/index.php/articles/archive/geophysics/item/1535-2017032002mte

A place for floods to go: Boise Greenbelt, parks protect homes and businesses as do dams http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/letters-from-the-west/article145539009.html

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building ‘promising’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/business/91488214/Earthquake-tests-on-cheap-safe-multi-storey-building-promising

BIBA scheme for high flood risk businesses – breaking new ground http://floodassist.co.uk/Home/BlogEntry?blogEntryID=26

The Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan: amazing new Google Earth imagery http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/18/almaluu-bulak-landslide-1/

You raise me up: Lismore homes adapted to the flood plain http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/how-lismore-has-adapted-to-life-on-a-flood-plain/8443098?pfmredir=sm

Public inquiry for £100m Boston Barrier to begin today http://lincolnshirereporter.co.uk/2017/04/public-inquiry-for-100m-boston-barrier-to-begin-today/

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico http://unisdr.org/go/gp2017/programme

What does it take to build a resilient city? https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/apr/20/what-does-it-take-to-build-a-resilient-city-urban-development-local-government?CMP=share_btn_tw

Human-Caused Fires Call for Human Collaboration https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/we-cannot-stand-alone-human-caused-fires-call-for-human-collaboration

How to Reduce Risk from Extreme Weather Events http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-reduce-risk-from-extreme-weather-events_us_58f78fb1e4b0c892a4fb7471

Threatened Himalayas: What do we know? https://www.thethirdpole.net/2017/04/13/threatened-himalayas-what-do-we-know/

Emergency management

The Hurricane Forecast ‘Cone Of Uncertainty’ May Not Mean What You Think https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/04/17/the-hurricane-forecast-cone-of-uncertainty-may-not-mean-what-you-think/#5a8095ec60a0

University researchers designing video game to simulate emergency response during disasters http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/emergency-evacuation-video-game-dalhousie-disaster-flood-1.4030663

Respiratory problems affect 1 in 5 firefighters after Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-firefighter-study-1.4073284

One year after the earthquake in Ecuador, small producers take their businesses to the next level http://stories.undp.org/drivers-for-recovery

Kaikoura doctors awarded for their contribution after last year’s Kaikoura earthquake http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/91620464/kaikoura-doctors-awarded-for-their-contribution-after-last-years-earthquake

Fatal floods in Carmen http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/opinion/2017/04/19/editorial-fatal-floods-carmen-537204?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis, examination reveals http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170419/dam-managers-made-missteps-in-handling-crisis-examination-reveals?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Multi Hazard Early Warning Conference http://www.wmo.int/earlywarnings2017/

Robots to the rescue in post-disaster recovery http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/10/robots-to-the-rescue-in-post-disaster-recovery

Americans are getting less advance notice for tornadoes, as researchers struggle to understand why https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/04/20/americans-are-getting-less-advance-notice-for-tornadoes-as-researchers-struggle-to-understand-why/?utm_term=.7b659e42763f

Interior’s USGS turns to the cloud to make its earthquake app into a life-saving platform https://federalnewsradio.com/ask-the-cio/2017/04/interiors-usgs-turns-to-the-cloud-to-make-its-earthquake-app-into-a-life-saving-platform/

Flood-affected farmers in New South Wales call for disaster funding three weeks on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-20/nsw-farmers-call-for-natural-disaster-funding/8457678

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Harnessing the communicative power of art in science education http://blogs.agu.org/sciencecommunication/2017/04/17/harnessing-communicative-power-art-science-education/

Pros and cons of egress drills https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304784021_Pros_and_cons_of_egress_drills

Communicating tsunami evacuations effectively https://phys.org/news/2017-04-tsunami-evacuations-effectively.html

Maps: Which Parts of the U.S. See Flash Floods Most Often? http://thevane.gawker.com/maps-which-parts-of-the-u-s-see-flash-floods-most-oft-1622076723

The Ultimate Guide to Hurricane Facts, Information & Resources http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/disaster/hurricanes/#.WPWeu0-wfIU

Flash Flood Safety: 5 Must-Ask Questions http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/travel-tips/articles/flash-flood-safety-5-must-ask-questions

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes https://www.redfin.com/blog/disaster-safety-for-people-with-disabilities

Preparing for and Driving During an Emergency Evacuation http://www.lagrangecountrydodge.com/blog/2016/september/29/car-owners-guide-to-emergency-evacuation.htm

Floods and your livestock http://www.prep4agthreats.org/Assets/Factsheets/Floods-and-Your-Livestock.pdf

Disaster Resilient Australia and New Zealand School Education Network State / Territory DRANZSEN Forums https://www.aidr.org.au/events/event-pages/2017-state-dranzsen-forums/

Disaster Resilience Education for Schools https://www.emschools.org.au/

111 Years Later: San Francisco Remembers 1906 Earthquake Victims http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/111-Years-Later-San-Francisco-Remembers-1906-Earthquake-Victims-419701503.html

Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening https://aeon.co/essays/indigenous-myths-carry-warning-signals-about-natural-disasters

Is Nature Stable, Delicate, or Random? http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/nature-stable-delicate-random/

Flash Floods: The Role of Science, Forecasting, and Communications in Reducing Loss of Life and Economic Disruptions https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/about-ams/ams-statements/statements-of-the-ams-in-force/flash-floods-the-role-of-science-forecasting-and-communications-in-reducing-loss-of-life-and-economic-disruptions/

Tsunamis: Be Prepared and Stay Safe! https://coast.noaa.gov/gallery/videos/tsunamifastdraw/video.html

Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Take Part in 2017 Caribbean Tsunami Exercise http://www.arrl.org/news/view/puerto-rico-radio-amateurs-take-part-in-2017-caribbean-tsunami-exercise

Flood-hit communities are the best placed to collect information about flash flooding http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/04/communityfloodmonitoring/

Photographer’s stunning time-lapse film catches storms over Kansas, eight other states http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article145456679.html

Social Media and Emergency Management

Locals take to social media to support mayor of earthquake devastated town telling tourists not to take selfies in rubble where 300 died http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-earthquake-mayor-amatrice-sergio-pirozzi-stop-rubble-selfies-300-people-died-disaster-tourism-a7689446.html

Understanding communities in an age of social media: the good, the bad, and the complicated http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1187195?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Facebook is making a helicopter that delivers internet during disasters http://www.techradar.com/news/facebook-is-making-an-internet-delivery-mini-helicopter

We Are All Becoming More Narcissistic https://blogs.psychcentral.com/leveraging-adversity/2017/04/we-are-all-becoming-more-narcissistic/

Disaster psychology

A year of mental health challenges after the Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ymm-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-oilsands-1.4071212

New study highlights mental health of first responders following traumatic events http://kutv.com/news/nation-world/new-study-highlights-mental-health-of-first-responders-following-traumatic-events

Preliminary observations on disaster resilience in rural, remote coastal communities http://haznet.ca/themes/research/preliminary-observations-on-disaster-resilience-in-rural-remote-coastal-communities/

Disaster Behavioral Health Capacity Assessment Tool https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/abc/Documents/dbh-capacity-tool.pdf

Social Capital and Disasters

Otodo Gbame: How Lagos Govt Killed A Community And Its Dreams http://icirnigeria.org/otodo-gbame-how-lagos-govt-killed-a-community-and-it-dreams/

Today in disaster resilience (14 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Tropical Cyclone 16P (Cook) wreaking havoc on Vanuatu, heading toward New Caledonia https://watchers.news/2017/04/08/tropical-cyclone-cook-wreaking-havoc-on-vanuatu-heading-toward-new-caledonia/

Floods destroy 80% of the city of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina https://watchers.news/2017/04/07/floods-destroy-80-of-the-city-of-comodoro-rivadavia-argentina/

Banda Api awakens after 30 years of slumber, evacuations begin https://watchers.news/2017/04/06/banda-api-awakens-after-30-years-of-slumber-evacuations-begin/

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Apr 2017: Sinabung volcano, Sabancaya, Kambalny, Etna https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62509/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Apr-2017-Sinabung-volcano-Sabancaya-Kambalny-Etna.html

India – Floods in Kashmir Valley After Jhelum River Overflows http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-kashmir-valley-jhelum-river-overflows?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Malawi – Floods in Karonga District Leave 4 Dead, Crops Destroyed http://floodlist.com/africa/malawi-floods-karonga-april-2017

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Poas, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62534/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Poas-Sinabung.html

Tropical Cyclone Cook: New Caledonia braces itself as severe system hits east coast http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-10/cyclone-cook-hits-new-caledonia/8431952

Major flash flooding in Paraguay’s Itapúa after dam breach https://watchers.news/2017/04/10/major-flash-flooding-in-paraguay-itapua-after-dam-breach/

Large group of tourists evacuated from Costa Rica’s Poas volcano https://watchers.news/2017/04/10/large-group-of-tourists-evacuated-from-costa-rica-poas-volcano/

River flooding to persist in central US this week http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/river-flooding-to-persist-in-central-us-this-week/70001334

Flood: NEMA warns communities close to River Niger to evacuate http://www.gistalways.com/2016/08/flood-nema-warns-communities-close-to.html

Argentina – 1 Dead, Thousands Evacuated After Floods in Chubut Province http://floodlist.com/america/argentina-1-dead-thousands-evacuated-floods-chubut-province?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tiwi Islanders prepare as tropical low that may become Cyclone Frances approaches http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-11/tiwi-islanders-brace-as-tropical-low-expected-to-become-cyclone/8433212

April severe weather outbreak keeps tornadoes at record levels http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/weathermatrix/april-severe-weather-outbreak-keeps-tornadoes-at-record-levels/70001375

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Apr 2017: Ibu volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Kambalny https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62542/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Apr-2017-Ibu-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Kambalny.html

Texas: 1 person, vehicle missing in Fort Hood flooding http://www.kswo.com/story/35123189/texas-1-person-vehicle-missing-in-fort-hood-flooding?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

New Caledonia – Tropical Cyclone Cook Leaves 4 Injured, 1 Missing http://floodlist.com/australia/new-caledonia-tropical-cyclone-cook-leaves-4-injured-1-missing

‘Vulnerable’ Coromandel spots on standby for evacuation as Cyclone Cook nears http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11837628&ref=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Houses damaged as earthquake hits southern Philippines http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/houses-damaged-as-earthquake-hits-southern-philippines

 

Disaster risk reduction

What is a one in 500-year flood, and does that really apply to Edgecumbe? http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/91369561/qa-what-is-a-one-in-500year-flood-and-does-that-really-apply-to-edgecumbe

Slow-moving landslide discovered near the massive 2014 Oso landslide site https://watchers.news/2017/04/08/slow-moving-landslide-discovered-near-the-massive-2014-oso-landslide-site/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The Trump administration is ill-prepared for a global pandemic https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/the-trump-administration-is-ill-prepared-for-a-global-pandemic/2017/04/08/59605bc6-1a49-11e7-9887-1a5314b56a08_story.html?tid=ss_tw-bottom&utm_term=.249ee0d203e9

The youngest glacier on Earth https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/media/Documents/magazine%20e-reviews/March%202017/GeogRev%20Vol%2030%20No%204/GeographyReview30_4Poster.pdf?ext=.pdf

Volcanic arcs form by deep melting of rock mixtures https://phys.org/news/2017-04-volcanic-arcs-deep-mixtures.html

FEMA’s Hazard Grant Mitigation Program is a powerful tool to help communities that have experienced a major natural disaster http://adjustersinternational.com/publications/disaster-recovery-today/proper-benefit-cost-analysis/

What does “most dangerous” even mean for volcanoes? https://www.wired.com/2017/04/dangerous-volcano-can-tricky-thing-pin/

Why is South America being hit by deadly landslides? https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/34904611/why-is-south-america-being-hit-by-deadly-landslides/#page1

GR spends millions on protections after 2013 floods http://woodtv.com/2017/04/10/gr-spends-millions-on-protections-after-2013-floods/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Costs and benefits of prescribed burning http://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/how-much-do-we-invest-in-prescribed-burning/

Landscape architecture helps communities live with floods https://dirt.asla.org/2017/04/04/helping-communities-learn-how-to-live-with-floods/

What lessons can Toowoomba learn from Cyclone Debbie? https://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/what-lessons-can-toowoomba-learn-cyclone-debbie/3164858/

500 Colombian towns face landslide risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52624

Global Flood Map aims to help businesses tackle natural hazard exposure http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3008072/global-flood-map-aims-to-help-businesses-tackle-natural-hazard-exposure

Experts slam government’s hands-off approach to flood risk management http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/91432030/experts-slam-governments-handsoff-approach-to-flood-risk-management

High River is the most flood-protected town in Canada http://www.crebnow.com/reinventing-high-river/?platform=hootsuite

Large, high-intensity forest fires predicted to increase http://www.feedstuffs.com/news/large-high-intensity-forest-fires-predicted-increase

Insurers move to clear up flood definition http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-11/flood-insurance-versus-storm-insurance/8434452

Flooding and the higher ground https://openminds.swissre.com/stories/1207/

Bangladesh and World Bank Sign $113 Million Agreement to Improve Weather Forecasting and Early Warning Systems http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-world-bank-agreement-weather-forecasting-early-warning-systems

New £1 million flood competition to protect more communities https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-1-million-flood-competition-to-protect-more-communities

Drought and flood in the Anthropocene: feedback mechanisms in reservoir operation http://www.earth-syst-dynam.net/8/225/2017/esd-8-225-2017.pdf

Threatened Louisiana Rebrands Itself as ‘Master of Disaster’ http://floodlist.com/america/usa/climate-threatened-louisiana-rebrands-master-disaster

Queensland models higher Wivenhoe wall http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/qld-models-higher-wivenhoe-wall

Explainer: why some acts are classified as terrorism but others aren’t https://theconversation.com/explainer-why-some-acts-are-classified-as-terrorism-but-others-arent-76013

SwRI-built storm-scanning satellites enter operations phase http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/52648?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Alberta pledges $13.4 million for flood-mitigation projects in Calgary http://www.cknw.com/syn/98/208287/alberta-pledges-13-4-million-for-flood-mitigation-projects-in-calgary?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Emergency management

The Value of Timely Information During Disasters (Measured in Hours) https://irevolutions.org/2016/04/06/the-value-of-timely-information-during-disasters-measured-in-hours/

Cyclone Debbie: Queenslanders to be polled as part of disaster management review http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-09/cyclone-debbie-public-poll-on-how-cyclone-debbie-was-handled/8428572

Peru’s president says flood recovery may cost up to $9 billion http://www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-floods-economy-idUSKBN1792T0

Resilient Recovery Discussion Paper – feedback period now extended! https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/resilient-recovery-discussion-paper-feedback-period-now-extended

Emergency Managers Working With FCC To Learn Who Hacked Dallas Siren System http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/04/08/emergency-managers-working-with-fcc-to-learn-who-hacked-dallas-siren-system/

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today directed all wireless service providers to implement a wireless public alerting system https://www.canada.ca/en/radio-television-telecommunications/news/2017/04/wireless_serviceprovidersmustjointhenationalpublicalertingsystem.html

Earthquake warning system takes step forward; still underfunded https://mynorthwest.com/595197/earthquake-warning-system-takes-step-forward-still-underfunded/

Pipiriki: The town expected to flood, but never does http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/91332570/pipiriki-the-town-expected-to-flood-but-never-does?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Emergency Coastal Flooding Decision Support System http://agrgims.cogs.nscc.ca/CoastalFlooding/

The 2017 Lismore Flood – Insights from the field https://riskfrontiers.com/the-2017-lismore-flood-insights-from-the-field/

Regional Project Manager – Disaster Resilience http://nrmjobs.com.au/jobs/10031211-Regional-Project-Manager-Disaster-Resilience

Robots to the rescue in post-disaster recovery http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/10/robots-to-the-rescue-in-post-disaster-recovery

Cyclone Debbie: Before and after photos http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/cyclone-debbie-before-and-after-photos/8434294?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Great Plains Ranchers Look To Rebuild In Wake Of Massive Fires http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1071408/great-plains-ranchers-look-rebuild-wake-massive-fires?utm_source=TWNews&utm_medium=Post&utm_campaign=GreatPlainsRanchersLookToRebuildInWakeOfMassiveFires&utm_content=Harvest

Auckland eruption scenario: 435,000 displaced http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11836369

Yasi’s lesson: local business the key to rebuilding after cyclones http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-11/cyclone-yasi-lessons-to-rebuild-stronger-communities/8431964

Central Queensland farmers devastated as million dollar crops washed away http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-11/central-queensland-flooding-icrop-losses-realised/8434206

Charles returns to Cumbria town as Storm Desmond recovery continues two years on http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/uk_national_news/15217421.Charles_returns_to_Cumbria_town_as_Storm_Desmond_recovery_continues_two_years_on/

Pakistan to set up flood early warning system https://tribune.com.pk/story/1380215/pakistan-set-flood-early-warning-system/

Assessing effectiveness of Flood Emergency Management Systems in Europe https://landscapeiskingston.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/assessing-effectiveness-of-flood-emergency-management-systems/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

CFA, MFB major shake-up possible as Victorian Government seeks to end industrial dispute http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/cfa-mfb-major-shake-up-could-be-in-the-cards/8439616

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Self-Perception of Medical Students’ Knowledge and Interest in Disaster Medicine https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/selfperception-of-medical-students-knowledge-and-interest-in-disaster-medicine-nine-years-after-the-approval-of-the-curriculum-in-german-universities/FE10DB0517502114E933E0ACC5051E5C

How to Think https://www.technologyreview.com/s/409043/how-to-think/

Building Resilience with Hunter the fox and Eve the owl http://dcc.missouri.edu/hunter-eve.shtml#solving-problems?platform=hootsuite

Effective Science Communication http://iopscience.iop.org/book/978-0-7503-1170-0

Census 2016: ‘typical’ Aussie is a 38-year-old mum with two kids http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/census-2016-typical-aussie-is-a-38yearold-mum-with-two-kids/news-story/e66cf9b01a6b312925888f25cfc56e7b

Preparedness toolkit inventory https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/preparedness/toolkits/perrcs-toolkit-inventory/

Resilience Scan: October-December 2016 https://www.odi.org/publications/10773-resilience-scan-october-december-2016

Researchers seek new ways to improve earthquake risk communications https://phys.org/news/2017-04-ways-earthquake.html

Flood-hit communities are the best placed to collect information about flash flooding http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/04/communityfloodmonitoring/#.WO3zuekmk1I.twitter

Burnley and Padiham flood resilience group could be formed to help fight against future flooding http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/15217973.Burnley_and_Padiham_flood_resilience_group_could_be_formed_to_help_fight_against_future_flooding/

Understanding public responses to flood warnings https://hepex.irstea.fr/understanding-public-responses-to-flood-warnings/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Social media preferences by generation http://sproutsocial.com/insights/data/q1-2017/

Using smartphone apps to register earthquake tremors around the world http://blogs.agu.org/tremblingearth/2017/04/11/who-feels-earthquakes/

NSW floods: Social media rallies thousands of volunteers for flood clean-up http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/social-media-rallies-thousands-of-volunteers-for-flood-clean-up/8432758

 

Disaster psychology

Most Strangers Are Safe: Learn to Spot Those Who Are Not https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/why-bad-looks-good/201703/most-strangers-are-safe-learn-spot-those-who-are-not

Cyclone Debbie: Why was aftermath deadlier than storm itself? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39451323

Sierra Leone Grapples with Mental Health Impact of Ebola https://www.voanews.com/a/sierra-leone-grapples-mental-health-impact-ebola/3801212.html

‘It was terrifying’: Small Tweed community still reeling from freak flood, dramatic escape http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/it-was-terrifying-small-tweed-community-still-reeling/8434650?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Building the Right Resources to Prevent Firefighter Suicides http://inpublicsafety.com/2017/03/building-the-right-resources-to-prevent-firefighter-suicides/

Terrorism and its effects on mental health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1472253/

 

Today in disaster resilience (7 April 2017)

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Massive mudslides leave hundreds dead and missing in Mocoa, Colombia https://watchers.news/2017/04/02/massive-mudslides-leave-hundreds-dead-and-missing-in-mocoa-colombia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Floodwaters sweep away house minutes after family rescued from roof http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-02/floodwaters-sweep-away-house-minutes-after-family-rescued/8409188

Rockhampton braces as Fitzroy River heads toward flood level http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-03/cyclone-debbie-rockhampton-residents-brace-for-major-flooding/8409280

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Apr 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62335/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Apr-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba-.html

Cyclone Debbie flooding clean-up underway in Logan, south of Brisbane, after river peaks http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-02/clean-up-logan-south-of-brisbane-flood-levels-highest-since-1974/8408490

Cyclone Debbie: Australia surveys devastation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39470971

These are the five who died in Cyclone Debbie’s wake https://www.qt.com.au/news/these-are-five-who-died-cyclone-debbies-wake/3162169/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Floods in Peru—‘This is no natural disaster: It’s a social one’ https://firstperson.oxfamamerica.org/2017/03/floods-in-peru-this-is-no-natural-disaster-its-a-social-one/

Red River Floodway and Portage Diversion activated, cutting flood risk in Winnipeg http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/red-river-floodway-activated-1.4049575

U.S. Southeast on guard for tornadoes after storm kills four http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather-south-idUSKBN1752ID?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

Aerial footage shows avalanche of mud in deadly Colombia floods http://mashable.com/2017/04/02/mocoa-colombia-aerial-footage-avalanche/?utm_content=buffer246b0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#C0nFxUxG2OqM

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Apr 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62354/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Apr-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Tu.html

8 Canadian communities declare state of emergency due to flooding http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/red-river-flood-recedes-1.4051971

Ex-Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc in New Zealand http://news.trust.org/item/20170404203014-smcea/?source=spotnewsfeed&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

NASA Analyzes Storms that Caused Deadly Colombia Mudslides https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-analyzes-storms-that-caused-deadly-colombia-mudslides

Mississippi woman, among four killed in storms, desperately tried to direct rescuers in 911 call http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/weather_traffic/article_08938e9a-1880-11e7-8eef-9b9d4a1f2a59.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Kambalny, Etna https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62402/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Kambalny-Etna.html

Some Atlantans leave homes amid flooding; more warnings issued http://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt–politics/some-atlantans-leave-homes-amid-flooding-more-warnings-issued/BZFM5EqV2jmov4AkqZesSO/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rockhampton locals paddle to the pub as flood peak looms http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/rockhampton-locals-paddle-to-the-pub-as-flood-peak-looms-20170405-gveo1e.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Pregnant cow survives 70-kilometre swim in NSW floodwater to scramble out of river at Pimlico http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-05/cow-survives-70km-swim-nsw-floodwater/8417480

Death Toll of Colombia Floods, Mudslides Rises to 286 http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2434125&CategoryId=12393&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Northern Namibia braced for worst flood in memory http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/northern-namibia-braces-worst-flood-memory-170317113756362.html

Two homes, four RVs destroyed in Okeechobee County by possible tornado http://weatherplus.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/04/06/possible-tornado-in-okeechobee-county-nws-investigating/

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Apr 2017: Dukono volcano, Cleveland, Nevados de Chillán, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62419/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Apr-2017-Dukono-volcano-Cleveland-Nevados-de-Chillan-Sabancaya-B.html

Satellite photos of flooding from Cyclone Debbie https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89955&src=twitter-nh

Hundreds evacuated from New Zealand town after levee fails http://globalnews.ca/news/3360403/new-zealand-levee-fails/

Disaster risk reduction

Australian continent has deformed responding to atmospheric and water cycle change http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL072999/abstract

Wetlands and Flood Mitigation: The 10 Percent Solution https://blogs.agu.org/terracentral/2017/03/31/wetlands-flood-mitigation-10-percent-solution/

A global partnership builds resilience and renews hope of Yemenis http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2016/10/24/New-UNDP-World-Bank-partnership-makes-a-difference-in-war-torn-Yemen.html

Local, strategic and economic: a recipe for risk reduction http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52572

Demonstrating the role that natural infrastructure such as coastal wetlands and mangrove swamps can play in mitigating property losses from hurricanes and flooding events http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170403/NEWS06/912312692/Coalition-looks-to-natural-disaster-barriers-coastal-gray-infrastructure-green-w

Keep Florida Communities Safe, Preserve Florida’s Strong Building Codes http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58d523e3e4b06c3d3d3e6ca1

Update: Dunmunkle Creek Flood Investigation http://www.wcma.stfi.re/news/news-detail/2017/03/24/update-dunmunkle-creek-flood-investigation?sf=bzkdbda&utm_content=bufferfb54c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#aa

A government that’s underwhelmed by disaster http://www.afr.com/news/policy/a-government-thats-underwhelmed-by-disaster-20170111-gtpbop

Can we really use El Niño to predict flooding? https://thesocialmetwork.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/can-we-really-use-el-nino-to-predict-flooding/

An innovative suite of tools and resources to help end users identify water catchments susceptible to post-fire soil erosion, flooding and water quality risks http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/science-backed-tools-enhance-water-catchment-management

NSW floods: Insurance industry defends high premiums, calls for more disaster mitigation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-04/insurance-industry-defends-high-premiums-for-lismore-residents/8414526

Flooding from Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc with Queensland coal industry http://www.smh.com.au/business/flooding-from-cyclone-debbie-wreaks-havoc-with-queensland-coal-industry-20170401-gvbpyt.html

The Great Lie of American Flood Risk https://www.wired.com/2017/03/great-lie-american-flood-risk/?mbid=social_fb_onsiteshare

Research News is the newsletter from the Joint Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Research and Development Programme http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/Libraries/FCERM_Documents/Issue_28_-_March_2017.sflb.ashx#page17

Professor Quarantelli, a leader in disaster research, passes away https://www.drc.udel.edu/news/Pages/quarantelli.aspx

Flood-hit farmers given £800,000 to help develop natural flood management projects https://www.farminguk.com/News/Flood-hit-farmers-given-800-000-to-help-develop-natural-flood-management-projects_46076.html

Preparing for the Future Using Lessons From Hurricane Sandy https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/nyregion/preparing-for-the-future-using-lessons-from-hurricane-sandy.html?_r=0

Simulated ocean response to tropical cyclones: The effect of a novel parameterization of mixing from unbroken surface waves http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016MS000878/full

Mapped: Where £4.4bn is being spent on flood protection in England https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-where-four-point-four-billion-being-spent-flood-protection

Opinion: Resilience key to livable and strong Vancouver http://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/opinion-resilience-key-to-livable-and-strong-vancouver

Exploring the multiple-lines of defense approach to managing tsunami risk http://envirodm.org/post/six-years-after-tsunami-japan-is-finding-ways-to-work-with-nature

Social geology — integrating sustainability concepts into Earth sciences http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016787817300044

Panel: mitigating disaster and measuring risk in the wake of Cyclone Debbie http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/mitigating-disaster-and-measuring-risk-in-the-wake-of-cyclone/8416830?utm_content=buffera8fac&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Insurance could help Latin America break the link between extreme weather and extreme poverty https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/breaking-the-link-between-extreme-weather-and-extreme-poverty-how-insurance-can-help-latin-america-become-more-resilient

Poll: Nearly 75% of Voters Back Flood Reforms http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/04/05/poll-nearly-75-percent-of-voters-back-flood-reforms

Wivenhoe Dam $900 million safety revamp considered to prevent Brisbane flood disaster http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-05/wivenhoe-dam-needs-safety-revamp-to-limit-massive-brisbane-flood/8419472

Communities all over are adopting nature-based solutions to reduce flood risk — and it’s working https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/flooding-risk-and-naturally-resilient-communities.xml

March 2017 edition of Floodplain Manager newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20217&t=3aa7bd0a2c4efdac25e26afecb663681

Before the storm https://blogs.csiro.au/ecos/before-the-storm/

Overlooked Landslides https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89969

Global Resilience Challenge Water Window addressing resilience issues of flood prone communities http://www.globalresiliencepartnership.org/water/

Natural floods and unnatural disasters in Bihar http://indiaclimatedialogue.net/2017/03/22/natural-floods-unnatural-disasters-bihar/

Emergency management

An unexpected study in firefighter harassment https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/226550018-An-unexpected-study-in-firefighter-harassment/

The future of technology in crisis response https://medium.com/@UNOCHA/the-future-of-technology-in-crisis-response-2b73d5873c5c

The role of volunteers in the human development agenda https://www.unv.org/news/role-volunteers-human-development-agenda-interview-selim-jahan-lead-author-human-development

Six years after the 2011 Japan tsunami tens of thousands remain homeless, and, for some, life has just gotten tougher since the disaster https://globalvoices.org/2017/04/03/six-years-on-how-fukushima-miyagi-and-iwate-are-recovering-from-the-tsunami/

We’re helping people affected by floods triggered by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie http://www.redcross.org.au/news/cyclone-debbie-aftermath.aspx

Anxious people, frightened dogs and rising floodwaters: a Red Cross volunteer shares her sleepless night in Lismore http://www.redcross.org.au/news/one-night-in-an-evacuation-centre.aspx

Public Health Preparedness and Response National Snapshot 2017 https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/whyitmatters/index.html?platform=hootsuite

Working in hot temperatures increases the risk of suffering a heart attack, researchers have said http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39478080

Snake, spider and rat alert in aftermath of eastern states floods https://thewest.com.au/news/severe-weather/snake-spider-and-rat-alert-in-aftermath-of-eastern-states-floods-ng-b88434208z

Flood, landslide reconstruction expected to cost 15 billion USD in Peru http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/05/c_136182685.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Last minute rush for flood grants http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/04/04/last-minute-rush-flood-grants/

Why Cancer Is Killing Boston’s Firefighters http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2017/03/19/firefighters-cancer/2/

‘We had to stand guard to stop the grubs’: Mum fends off looters after floods http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/we-had-to-stand-guard-to-stop-the-grubs-mum-fends-off-looters-after-floods/news-story/a5efab80785a70736bd4aed48f62e4a1

Households and businesses affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie and its aftermath are being warned to watch out for scam artists posing as builders or insurance company assessors http://www.insurancecouncil.com.au/media_release/plain/409

Research: how mountain waves can escalate bushfires http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/1311/research-how-mountain-waves-can-escalate-bushfires/?cid=003tw33

The fault behind the catastrophic Colombian flood http://temblor.net/flood-insights/the-fault-behind-the-catastrophic-colombian-flood-2911/

Enabling emergency responders across Europe to detect and respond to Waze crash reports in real-time https://thenextweb.com/eu/2017/04/05/waze-is-launching-a-new-project-to-save-lives-in-europe/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=Google%27s%20Waze%20is%20launching%20a%20new%20project%20to%20save%20lives%20in%20Europe&utm_campaign=share%2Bbutton#.tnw_UyjN467V

NSW floods: Locals say road where mum Stephanie King and children died was not closed http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-05/community-remembers-mother-and-children-killed-in-nsw-floods/8416626

Warnings but no action preceded deadly flood in Colombia https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/years-of-warnings-preceded-deadly-flood-in-southern-colombia/2017/04/05/539cfe68-19b5-11e7-8598-9a99da559f9e_story.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_term=.b1b711ebfb82

Prosecution to hear south Colombia authorities over Mocoa disaster http://colombiareports.com/prosecution-hear-south-colombia-authorities-mocoa-disaster/

Arizona Court Rules on Duty to Protect Property in Naturally Caused Wildfires http://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2017/04/04/arizona-court-rules-on-duty-to-protect-property-in-naturally-caused-wildfires/

How do we stop volunteer emergency service workers quitting? https://theconversation.com/how-do-we-stop-volunteer-emergency-service-workers-quitting-73836

Businesses rally around Edgecumbe after floods http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11833738&ref=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Climate Change Skeptic Group Seeks to Influence 200,000 Teachers http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/climate-change-skeptic-group-seeks-to-influence-200000-teachers/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_term=20170402&utm_content=849957831&linkId=36092100

UN Online Volunteering https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en

April is Tsunami Awareness Month http://bigislandnow.com/2017/04/04/april-is-tsunami-awareness-month/

Disaster statistics http://www.preventionweb.net/tags/pw:statistics/Disaster%20statistics#hits=20&sortby=default&view=pw&filter=usertags%3A%5E%22pw%3Astatistics%22%24

Two-stage opening of the Dover Strait and the origin of island Britain http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15101

Developing a “harmonized” language for climate services and disaster risk reduction https://www.sei-international.org/blog-articles/3657?utm_content=buffer6a602&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIresearch

Tropical cyclones: just for the tropics? http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/1299/tropical-cyclones-just-for-the-tropics/?cid=003tw34

A majority of American voters say they have been impacted by flooding in some way http://www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/assets/2017/04/cp_poll_nearly_75_percent_of_voters_back_flood_reforms_memo.pdf

15 Skills For Surviving A Collapsed City http://www.survivopedia.com/12-skills-to-surviving-a-collapsed-city/

Rocky is no stranger to major floods https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/2017/floods-apart-of-rockys-history

How to keep your mobile phone connected when the network is down https://theconversation.com/how-to-keep-your-mobile-phone-connected-when-the-network-is-down-75301

The World Café: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter http://www.theworldcafe.com/

iSeeChange: Investigate how weather and climate change are affecting your environment https://www.iseechange.org/

Social Media and Emergency Management

Using social media to enlist volunteer support for #CycloneDebbie recovery http://emergencyvolunteering.com.au/qld

Pathology of a fake news story https://medium.com/@LeonDerczynski/pathology-of-a-fake-news-story-aa572e6764e8

Why I use emoji in research and teaching https://theconversation.com/why-i-use-emoji-in-research-and-teaching-75399

Reporter using Facebook captures rescue as person drives through floodwaters http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/247038045-story?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Slow-moving, long-predicted incidents like Cyclone Debbie rarely generate substantial engagement from the Twitter community https://theconversation.com/atnix-debbie-misses-twitter-75776

Disaster psychology

Addressing post-traumatic stress disorder in the fire service http://www.firerescuemagazine.com/articles/print/volume-12/issue-3/features/firefighters-and-trauma.html

Flood Risk Perceptions of Lismore Businesses https://riskfrontiers.com/flood-risk-perceptions-of-lismore-businesses/

Learning about psychological first aid http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/learning-about-psychological-first-aid-emps-webinar

The Life Process of Children Who Survived the Manjil Earthquake: A Decaying or Renewing Process http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/the-life-process-of-children-who-survived-the-manjil-earthquake-a-decaying-or-renewing-process/

Post-Traumatic Stress Is All Too Often Created By Police Leadership http://americaoutloud.com/post-traumatic-stress-often-created-police-leadership/

Social capital and disasters

Meet the heroes of Murwillumbah, a tiny town with a big heart http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-03/nsw-floods-murwillumbah-survival-stories/8408946

Digital volunteer systems help local populations by fostering a neighbor-helping-neighbor system http://humanityroad.org/panhandle-strong/

Networks: An Introduction https://www.complexityexplorer.org/explore/resources/535-networks-an-introduction

Logan Ahmadiyya Muslim Community joins ‘Mud Army’ for flood recovery http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-04/logan-muslim-community-pitches-in-for-flood-recovery/8413824

Who leaves, who comes back? http://www.resilientus.org/who-leaves-who-comes-back/

After the flood – community comes together to help elderly neighbours http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/after-flood-community-comes-together-12835286