Today in disaster resilience (22 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

India – Over 120 Dead After Monsoon Rains Cause Floods and Landslides in 8 States http://floodlist.com/asia/india-120-dead-monsoon-rain-floods-8-states-july-2016

Heavy rains and flooding across Sudan http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/OCHA_Sudan_Weekly_Hum_Bulletin_Issue_29.pdf

Afghanistan – Deadly Flash Floods in Khost Province http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-khost-province-july-2016

Disaster risk reduction

Promoting the right kind of fire—and smarter development—is safer and more cost-effective than fighting a losing battle http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/2016/4/coexisting-with-wildfire/1

Infrastructure ‘still faces flood risk’ http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36839274

A New Way to Explore City Resilience Strategies http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/a-new-way-to-explore-city-resilience-strategies#/-_/

Super-eruptions may give only a year’s warning before they blow http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2016/07/super-eruptions-may-give-only-a-years-warning-before-they-blow/

Why Copenhagen is building parks that can turn into ponds http://citiscope.org/story/2016/why-copenhagen-building-parks-can-turn-ponds

The UK’s supply of food could be put at risk as droughts and storms devastate farmland in the UK and abroad http://www.floodsax.co.uk/2016/extreme-weather-such-as-floods-putting-food-supply-at-risk/

Volcanic and Caldera Collapse: Up Close and Personal http://edmdigest.com/opinion/volcanic-and-caldera-collapse-up-close-and-personal/

Major natural hazards in Asia and the Pacific http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/OCHA_ROAP_Hazard_Oversize_2016.pdf

B.C. megathrust earthquake could rupture like a zipper, expert says http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-megathrust-earthquake-could-rupture-like-a-zipper-expert-says-1.2917261

Fire clues in cave dripwater – researchers find wildfire signatures in cave formations for the first time http://phys.org/news/2016-07-clues-cave-dripwater-wildfire-signatures.html

Fiji – Whole Village Relocated After Landslide and Cyclone Disasters http://floodlist.com/australia/fiji-tukuraki-village-relocated-landslide-cyclone

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

Emergency management

How our disaster relief system forces foolish decisions https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2016/07/20/how-our-disaster-relief-system-forces-foolish-decisions/C6fh5dzz4LbgfvMy5c5PxM/story.html

Deputy chief of operations says drones will make fire response more timely, effective and safe http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-regional-fire-department-drones-1.3687489

California man arrested for flying drone over wildfire near Sacramento http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/07/california-man-arrested-for-flying-drone-over-wildfire-near-sacramento/

Wildfires Heat Up Across the West https://www.doi.gov/blog/wildfires-heat-across-west

Allied World reports $10.3 million in reinsurance catastrophe losses from Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/allied-world-reports-10-3-million-reinsurance-catastrophe-losses-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-1004097116/

Incident Management Systems and Building Emergency Management Capacity During the 2014–2016 Ebola Epidemic – Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea http://resiliencesystem.org/cdc-mmwr-incident-management-systems-and-building-emergency-management-capacity-during-2014%E2%80%932016

AMI & Lumley liable for Selwyn fire damage in 2013 http://www.grantshand.co.nz/ami-lumley-liable-selwyn-fire-damage-2015/

Pacific islanders to benefit from computer based programs for Met Services http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/49618

Defensible space saves business from wildfire http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/defensible-space-saves-business-from-wildfire/278206545

First B.C. offshore earthquake sensor up and running http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/first-b-c-offshore-earthquake-sensor-up-and-running-1.3689186

Fiji to spend $205 million to recover from cyclone Winston http://www.poandpo.com/politics/fiji-to-spend-205-million-to-recover-from-cyclone-winston-207201693/

Global economy weathered $98bn natural hazard loss in first half of 2016, according to Aon catastrophe report http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-economy-weathered-98bn-natural-hazard-loss-in-first-half-of-2016-according-to-aon-catastrophe-report-300301441.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

We’re Launching an Open Online Harvard Course on Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster – Watch the Trailer! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/were-launching-open-online-harvard-course-response-conflict-davies

Participatory [Citizen] Science https://povesham.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/participatory-citizen-science/

Social media and emergency management

Extreme Heat Social Media Toolkit https://www.ready.gov/heat-toolkit

Social media evolving with times of crises http://m.indianapolisrecorder.com/mobile/news/article_40ae4148-49f6-11e6-8c5e-b72e45a4c078.html

Digital engagement methods for earthquake and fire preparedness: a review http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2378-x

Like real life, Facebook livestreaming can have a light side and a dark side https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/07/07/is-facebook-ready-for-live-videos-important-role-in-police-accountability/?postshare=1861469123879812&tid=ss_fb-bottom

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Today in disaster resilience (20 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Huge swaths of Russia’s forests are ablaze during what may be a record fire season http://mashable.com/2016/07/18/siberia-forest-fires-smoke-satellite/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#FeBo61pEBSqV

Sudan – Floods in 3 States Leave Several Dead and Hundreds Homeless http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-darfur-khartoum-al-jazirah-july-2016

China – 4 Dead After Further Flooding in Jiangxi, Hubei and Hunan http://floodlist.com/asia/china-4-dead-flooding-affects-jiangxi-hubei-hunan

Disaster risk reduction

Some earthquakes on San Andreas fault are triggered by gravitational tug of sun and moon http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-la-me-earthquakes-tides-san-andreas-20160718-snap-story.html

Minister questioned on flood prevention http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environment-food-and-rural-affairs-committee/news-parliament-2015/future-flood-prevention-evidence7-16-17/

Worldwide mid-sized firms may fall short on insurance, risk management: Assurex Global survey http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/worldwide-mid-sized-firms-may-fall-short-insurance-risk-management-assurex-global-survey-1004096962/

AIR Worldwide announces new global resilience practice http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/air-worldwide-announces-new-global-resilience-practice-1004096933/

Coping Strategies for Landslide and Flood Disasters: A Qualitative Study of Mt. Elgon Region, Uganda http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/coping-strategies-for-landslide-and-flood-disasters-a-qualitative-study-of-mt-elgon-region-uganda/

Current and Future Exposure of Infrastructure in the United States to Natural Hazards http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1453.html?adbsc=social_20160719_914611&adbid=755513801340968960&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

ISCIENCES WORLDWIDE WATER WATCH LIST JULY 2016 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2016/7/7/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-july-2016

Emergency management

Gurgaon Gets Earthquake Warning System http://www.ndtv.com/gurgaon-news/gurgaon-gets-earthquake-warning-system-1433051

Federal government seeks to recover $25 million in costs for the 2013 Mountain Fire http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/07/18/federal-government-seeks-to-recover-25-million-in-costs-for-the-2013-mountain-fire/

Utah votes to let authorities disable drones near wildfires http://www.fireengineering.com/ap-news/2016/07/13/utah-votes-to-let-authorities-disable-drones-near-wildfires.html?hootPostID=c7cacf2228b9869754c0333a00797377

China officials fired for Typhoon Nepartak response http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36822586?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_news_asia&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

Police officer deaths from guns up 72% from July 2015 http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/17/us/police-shooting-deaths-july-2016/index.html

Flooded families may be paid to relocate http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/flooded-families-may-be-paid-to-relocate-410880.html

Better disaster support needed for disabled kids http://www.the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003072950

A California homeowner is being sued by the federal government for $25 million for a 2013 wildfire http://www.inquisitr.com/3313537/federal-government-sues-california-homeowner-for-25-million-over-2013-wildfire/

DJI drones will now get real-time wildfire alerts https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/18/dji-drone-wildfire-alerts/

Man Arrested In California For Flying Drone Over Wildfire: Why This Is A Serious Offense http://www.techtimes.com/articles/170289/20160718/man-arrested-in-california-for-flying-drone-over-wildfire-why-this-is-a-serious-offense.htm

California Tech Group’s Hackathon Seeks to Develop Wildfire Assistance Software http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/California-Tech-Groups-Hackathon-Seeks-to-Develop-Wildfire-Assistance-Software.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning Weather And Climate With The Popular Game Minecraft http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/05/09/learning-weather-and-climate-with-the-popular-game-minecraft/#43f3f96e29d7

New app lets public help map disasters, conflicts and outbreaks http://news.trust.org/item/20160714230106-v129c

How to Prepare a Pet for Disaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDRMmAmFXLk

Multipronged approach to community engagement for flood mitigation https://www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/About_the_City/News_and_Engagement/Have_your_say/Epsom_Ascot_Huntly_Floodplain_Management_Study#.V41eXLh96Uk

What’s really warming the world? http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/

Indonesia: Sign and information boards improve volcanic eruption preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/49611

Social media and emergency management

Turkey coup: rebels failed to control the narrative and fundamentally misunderstood the significance of social media http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36822858

Psychology and disasters

The psychology of why mass shootings may be contagious http://qz.com/734537/the-psychology-of-why-mass-shootings-are-contagious/

Recovery Team Asks for Help as ‘Disaster Fatigue’ Affects Flood Rebuild http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Recovery-team-asks-for-help-as-disaster-fatigue-affects-flood-rebuild.html

Survivors of Nice attack struggle with psychological wounds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/survivors-of-nice-attack-struggle-with-psychological-wounds/2016/07/18/5a2bd1d6-4c70-11e6-bf27-405106836f96_story.html

Today in disaster resilience (12 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Madhya Pradesh flood: Seven more dead, toll climbs to 22 http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/madhya-pradesh-flood-seven-more-dead-toll-climbs-to-22-2907483/

Cars Swept Away And A Dramatic Rescue In Maharashtra Flood http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/dramatic-flood-rescue-in-maharashtra-after-midnight-sos-call-to-minister-1430239

A dam burst as a result of flooding in Chinese Hunan province lead to evacuation of 10,000 people http://sputniknews.com/asia/20160710/1042724754/evacuation-chinese-hunan-province-dam.html?utm_source=https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Fa6CRDOm9r7&utm_medium=short_url&utm_content=bDtY&utm_campaign=URL_shortening

Disaster risk reduction

UN launches ‘Sendai Seven’ campaign aimed at boosting disaster risk management http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54429#.V4QYN9J97IW

Potential earthquake in Bangladesh could jeopardize millions, research says http://news.trust.org/item/20160711201252-g5n9m/

A Curb Is Repaired, and a Seismic Marker Is Lost http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/science/a-curb-is-repaired-and-a-seismic-marker-is-lost.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur&_r=0

California ill-prepared for the Big One, experts say http://phys.org/news/2016-07-california-ill-prepared-big-experts.html

Science on the Hill: Burning questions in study of wildfire http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/health_and_science/science-on-the-hill-burning-questions-in-study-of-wildfire/article_0a44368d-6a80-5a2b-bea1-8410ea14f292.html

New York City Is Weighing Ambitious Plans for Flood Defenses https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601850/new-york-city-is-weighing-ambitious-plans-for-flood-defenses/

Emergency management

Slave to the algorithm http://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2016/07/11/slave-algorithm

Missing home: a look at post-Katrina demolitions http://projects.thelensnola.org/demolitions/

Did house that survived Saguenay flood get divine help? https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/07/10/did-house-that-survived-saguenay-flood-get-divine-help.html

Five Guidelines for Creating Effective Disaster Exercise Injects https://triecker.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/five-guidelines-for-creating-effective-disaster-exercise-injects/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Popularity Of Weather Is Shaking Up Journalism http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/07/11/the-popularity-of-weather-is-shaking-up-journalism/#5bd714c62f8b

Today in disaster resilience (11 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

Social capital and disasters

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

Today in disaster resilience (5 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Series of bombings sweep Saudi Arabia http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/07/04/wave-bombings-sweep-saudi-arabia/86674710/

Disaster risk reduction

New research from IRM has revealed that almost two-thirds of companies don’t know the value of critical assets being targeted by hackers http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/majority-of-orgs-dont-know-value/

Flooding: the problem that will not go away https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/jul/04/flooding-problem-not-go-away-weatherwatch

UN hails ambitious Canada-Mexico-US partnership to fight climate change, reduce disaster risk http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54397#.V3rlUdJ97IV

Arizona is in the line of wildfire, new study shows http://tucson.com/news/state-and-regional/arizona-is-in-the-line-of-wildfire-new-study-shows/article_0e5b0542-7327-5e77-aee8-5080e1f8443b.html

Emergency management

California budget includes $10 million for earthquake early warning system http://www.dailycal.org/2016/07/04/california-budget-includes-10-million-for-earthquake-early-warning-system/

Canada’s Earthquake Monitoring Network http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/stndon/blog-en.php

Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction to share Fort McMurray research in July 12 webinar http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/institute-catastrophic-loss-reduction-share-fort-mcmurray-research-july-12-webinar-1004095758/

Social media and emergency management

Belonging to an online community can inspire change http://www.socialconnectedness.org/does-belonging-to-an-online-community-inspire-change/

23 Surprising Social Media Stats You Should Know In 2016 https://blog.thesocialms.com/23-surprising-social-media-stats-know-2016/

Google to provide searchers with instant access to the size of the earthquake and a map of where it struck http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=010000K6YRXA

 

Today in disaster resilience (1 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Flood destroys houses, farmlands in Malammadori, Hadejia http://www.dailytrust.com.ng//news/environment/flood-destroys-houses-farmlands-in-malammadori-hadejia/153073.html?platform=hootsuite

Boy drowns in Mararaba flood http://www.dailytrust.com.ng//news/aso-chronicles/boy-drowns-in-mararaba-flood/153071.html?platform=hootsuite

Disaster risk reduction

Norfolk resilience strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/city/norfolk#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Perspectives on monitoring gradual change across the continuity of Landsat sensors using time-series data http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003442571630089X

Coexisting with Wildfire http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/coexisting-with-wildfire/1

Deadly wildfires spark debate about development http://www.ocregister.com/articles/fire-720885-california-wildfire.html

Emergency management

“If you look at all the fires in a year, 1 percent—the big ones—account for 30 percent of suppression costs” http://www.wired.com/2016/06/cash-strapped-forest-service-heading-epic-fire-season-ever/?utm_content=bufferbe2de&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Legislation to reform New Zealand’s fire services https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/legislation-reform-new-zealand%E2%80%99s-fire-services#.V3WSRF4B2Co.twitter

FEMA Warns of Disaster-Related Fraud http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/FEMA-warns-of-disaster-related-fraud.html?utm_content=buffer4ee35&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

European storm and flood report http://map.eustorm.com/

Pledge to use farmer knowledge in Cumbria Flood Action Plan http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2016/06/30/pledge-use-farmer-knowledge-cumbria-flood-action-plan-encouraging-says-nfu/

Flash floods in Kent prompt call for more wardens to help react quickly in event of a crisis http://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/flash_floods_in_kent_prompt_call_for_more_wardens_to_help_react_quickly_in_event_of_a_crisis_1_4598363

How Palm Springs Became an Earthquake Warning Pioneer http://www.ioti.com/smart-cities/how-palm-springs-became-earthquake-warning-pioneer

Inside Flooded Richwood, West Virginia: How the Devastated Small Town is Rebuilding http://abcnews.go.com/US/inside-flooded-richwood-west-virginia-devastated-small-town/story?id=40186248

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Planning, preparation serve as best defense against flooding https://www.army.mil/article/169775

Social media and emergency management

The value of hyperlocal channels during incidents http://wowsignal.co.uk/twitter/the-value-of-hyperlocal-channels-during-incidents/

 

Today in disaster resilience (30 June 2016)

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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