Today in disaster resilience (7 June 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

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

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Today in disaster resilience (31 May 2019)

disaster

Please below find links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

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

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (8 March 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (15 February 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster psychology

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (11 January 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Marshalls and Kiribati hit by unseasonal storm https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/379459/marshalls-and-kiribati-hit-by-unseasonal-storm

Five dead, floods, blackouts after Thai storm, but tourist islands spared https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2180812/five-dead-floods-blackouts-after-thai-storm-tourist-islands

Afghan officials: Flash flood kills at least 30 villagers https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-6562161/Afghan-officials-Flash-flood-kills-30-villagers.html

Philippines – Over 100 Dead After Tropical Depression ‘Usman’ Triggers Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-tropical-depression-usman-floods-landslides-december-2018

Sri Lanka – Over 100,000 Affected by Floods After Days of Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-december-2018

Climate change hits home as Solomons flood again https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/379508/climate-change-hits-home-as-solomons-flood-again

Indonesia landslide death toll reaches 32 https://www.rappler.com//world/regions/asia-pacific/220455-death-toll-indonesia-landslide

Pacific Islands – Thousands Affected by Floods After Heavy Rain and Storm Surge http://floodlist.com/australia/pacific-islands-penny-mona-fiji-solomon-january-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thailand – Tropical Storm Pabuk Hits Southern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-tropical-storm-pabuk-january-2019

Powerful eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G. https://watchers.news/2019/01/08/manam-volcano-eruption-january-2019/

Eruption at San Miguel (Chaparrastique) volcano, El Salvador https://watchers.news/2019/01/09/eruption-at-san-miguel-chaparrastique-volcano-el-salvador/

Bolivia – Flooding Reported in Central and Southern Areas http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-floods-january-2019-santa-cruz-cochabamba-chuquisaca-tarija

Storm kills Syrian girl in Lebanon, causes widespread damage https://www.bradenton.com/news/business/article224123330.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Widespread flooding as storm hits northern Argentina https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/widespread-flooding-storm-hits-northern-argentina-190110085213297.html

Fears for more than 11,000 children in Idlib, Syria, as flooding hits camps https://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/fears-more-11000-children-idlib-syria-flooding-hits-camps

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Jan 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/73290/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Jan-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Shiveluch-Dukono-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Katharine Hayhoe: ‘A thermometer is not liberal or conservative https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/06/katharine-hayhoe-interview-climate-change-scientist-crisis-hope

As seas continue to rise, New Jersey buys residents out of flood zones https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/as-seas-continue-to-rise-new-jersey-buys-residents-out-of-flood-zones

With heatwaves like this, what sort of future do we have in store? https://www.smh.com.au/national/with-heatwaves-like-this-what-sort-of-future-do-we-have-in-store-20190103-p50pim.html

Why Are Sea Levels Rising Unevenly? https://www.ecowatch.com/sea-levels-rise-uneven-2625114769.html

All too often it’s poorer outer suburbs that end up far hotter than inner city enclaves https://amp.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/the-australian-suburbs-and-council-areas-most-vulnerable-to-extreme-heat/news-story/0df25ff17daedbb5793b20da70968671?__twitter_impression=true

Bottling generosity: People bring gifts of water to help quench a dry town https://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/5837438/bottling-generosity-people-bring-gifts-of-water-to-help-quench-dry-town/?cs=103

Adapt to climate change fallout, famed Western researcher advises https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/adapt-to-climate-change-fallout-famed-western-researcher-advises/wcm/fe11aade-5624-49eb-83a6-a226efdb0970

4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods http://100resilientcities.org/4-ways-cities-can-build-climate-resilient-neighborhoods/

Widespread and Accelerated Decrease of Observed Mean and Extreme Snow Depth Over Europe https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2018GL079799

Taking climate model evaluation to the next level https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0355-y

Report: US 2018 CO2 emissions saw biggest spike in years https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46801108

How soon will climate change force you to move? https://www.fastcompany.com/90288934/how-soon-will-climate-change-force-you-to-move

Once derided, ways of adapting to climate change are gaining steam https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/01/communities-adapt-to-changing-climate-after-fires-floods-storms/

Building human resilience for climate change http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/551504/28051577/1546448956667/Preparing+People+on+the+West+Coast+for+Climate+Change-+Recommenations+from+ITRC+Assessment+for+CA+and+the+PNW+Final+1-8-19.pdf?token=YDM8ForQ9ok5%2FALzVJ2t2C7nanw%3D

New solar energy installations tripled in capacity in 2018 in Australia https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/records-blown-away-as-rising-power-bill-fears-trigger-solar-pv-surge-20190108-p50q8f.html

The 2nd edition of the Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report (OSR 2) published in 2018 provides information on changes and variations in the ocean over the past decades http://marine.copernicus.eu/science-learning/ocean-state-report/ocean-state-report-2nd-issue/

Climate change poses dire challenges for Bangladesh https://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-poses-dire-challenges-for-bangladesh/a-46740543

The stunning chart revealing Australia’s record-breaking run of rising temperatures https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/the-stunning-chart-revealing-australia-s-record-breaking-run-of-rising-temperatures-20190110-p50qk1.html

Many companies are failing to accurately characterise their climate change risk or adequately prepare for its physical impacts http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2018/12/12/new-study-companies-around-the-world-are-vastly-underestimating-climate-change-risks-to-their-business/

Progress on integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction for sustainable development pathways in South Asia: Evidence from six research projects https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-integrating-drr-cca-plan

Greenland’s residents grapple with global warming http://news.trust.org/item/20190110115325-p53ly/

Climate change and climate denial: Two realities we need to confront http://news.trust.org/item/20190107133728-c9vqk/

Warming oceans likely to raise sea levels 30cm by end of century – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/10/warming-oceans-likely-to-raise-sea-levels-30cm-by-end-of-century-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Using satellite imagery of grounded icebergs near Greenland, researchers estimate the drafts of these ice masses and therefore water depth, measurements that shed light on future sea level rise https://eos.org/articles/icebergs-reveal-contours-of-the-ocean-bottom

Australia had third-warmest year on record in 2018 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/10/australia-had-third-warmest-year-on-record-in-2018

Antarctic sea ice is ‘astonishingly’ low this melt season https://grist.org/article/antarctic-sea-ice-is-astonishingly-low-this-melt-season/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly&utm_content=antarctic-sea-ice-is-astonishingly-low-this-melt-season%3Futm_medium%3Demail

The Last Four Years Have Been Earth’s Warmest on Record https://weather.com/news/climate/news/2019-01-08-2018-global-temperatures-fourth-warmest-climate-change

 

Disaster risk reduction

Trump Administration Sits on Billions in Storm Protection Money https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-03/trump-administration-sits-on-billions-in-storm-protection-money?

The search for the perfect indicator: Reflections on monitoring and evaluation of resilience for improved climate risk management https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096318301414

Register your voluntary commitment to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction https://sendaicommitments.unisdr.org/

The death of Venice? City’s battles with tourism and flooding reach crisis level https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/06/venice-losing-fight-with-tourism-and-flooding?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Volcanic lightning can help warn of dangerous eruptions https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/12/volcanic-lightning-can-help-warn-dangerous-eruptions-earth-geology/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=social::src=twitter::cmp=editorial::add=tw20190105science-volcaniclightning::rid=&sf205397452=1

More than 1.6 million Sydney residents are at high risk of flooding or bushfires, new analysis shows https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/millions-in-australia-s-east-face-natural-disaster-risk-20190101-p50p31.html

Total economic losses from natural and man-made disasters in 2018 are estimated to be USD 155 billion, down from USD 350 billion in 2017 https://www.swissre.com/media/news-releases/nr_20181218_sigma_estimates_for_2018.html

Special Issue “Statistical Analysis and Stochastic Modelling of Hydrological Extremes” https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/hydrological_extremes_model

Global mortality from storm surges is decreasing http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa98a3

Flood Cloud, a highly effective, simple-to-use, and cost-effective solution that is available to anyone who wants to undertake flood risk modeling https://www.wateronline.com/doc/how-cloud-based-modeling-capabilities-can-help-boost-cities-resilience-and-infrastructure-needs-in-the-face-of-climate-variability-0001?hootPostID=4cdf3b9d71a4fd0769a4683af35f9217

Nepal: A bigger, stronger earthquake is in the offing https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/natural-disasters/a-bigger-stronger-earthquake-is-in-the-offing-62668

Building resilient cities: an assessment of disaster risk management policies in Southeast Asia https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/urban-rural-and-regional-development/building-resilient-cities_9789264305397-en

Research to assess the economics of coastal change management in England and to determine potential pathways for a sample of exposed communities https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/economics-of-coastal-change-management-in-england-jacobs/

Adaptive process for SMART community governance under persistent disruptive risks https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13753-018-0204-7

Forest fires: Sparking firesmart policies in the EU https://ec.europa.eu/info/files/forest-fires-sparking-firesmart-policies-eu_en

CU Boulder hazards center lands $3M grant to support natural disaster research http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_32364233/cu-boulder-hazards-center-lands-3m-grant-support

Why doesn’t California treat its wildfire hazards like it battles flood risks? https://www.ocregister.com/2019/01/04/why-doesnt-california-treat-wildfire-hazards-like-it-treats-floods/

Australian Disaster Resilience Conference 2019 https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/australian-disaster-resilience-conference/

AFAC19 – Call for abstracts https://www.afacconference.com.au/call-for-abstracts/

Top 10 countries most at risk of humanitarian disaster in 2019 https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/top-10-countries-risk-humanitarian-disaster-2019-181213184843061.html

For the number of lives lost in flood events, 2018 figure of 35% was substantially higher than the 14% 1980-2017 average https://www.munichre.com/topics-online/en/climate-change-and-natural-disasters/natural-disasters/the-natural-disasters-of-2018-in-figures.html

Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves 2018 Interim Report https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.nibs.org/resource/resmgr/mmc/NIBS_MSv2-2018_Interim-Repor.pdf

Bagan Disaster Risk Management Plan https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/Bagan%20DRM%20Eng.pdf

Changing construction to boost flood resilience http://www.constructionmanagermagazine.com/onsite/changing-construction-boost-flood-resilience/

Participatory Risk Governance for Reducing Disaster and Societal Risks: Collaborative Knowledge Production and Implementation https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13753-018-0201-x

Volcanic avalanches and landslides are pretty common in the geologic record  http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2019/01/08/volcanic-avalanches-are-pretty-common/#.XDUVPtIzbIU

Storm Surge Propagation and Flooding in Small Tidal Rivers during Events of Mixed Coastal and Fluvial Influence https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/6/4/158

How much do floods cost India? https://medium.com/world-of-opportunity/how-much-do-floods-cost-india-4a9446117f71

Forest fire insurance costs soar https://www.reuters.com/article/us-insurance-disasters/forest-fire-insurance-costs-soar-idUSKCN1P2129

‘The focus shall not be on cost but on economic and social benefits of adaptation and resilience’ https://www.climatecentre.org/news/1091/a-the-focus-shall-not-be-on-cost-but-on-economic-and-social-benefits-of-adaptation-and-resiliencea

Congress Again Defers on Reforming Flood Insurance Program https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2019/01/09/congress-again-defers-on-reforming-flood-insurance-program

How Physics‐Based Earthquake Simulators Might Help Improve Earthquake Forecasts https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/568099/how-physics-based-earthquake-simulators-might-help#.XDYiGSOj_0A.twitter

From Dams to Coastal Barriers: How the U.S. Is Fighting Flooding in 2019 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/from-dams-to-coastal-barriers-how-the-u-s-is-fighting-flooding-in-2019/

Hull’s £42m tidal flood scheme gets the green light https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hulls-42m-tidal-flood-scheme-gets-the-green-light

New Zealand’s Islands Are Creeping Closer Together https://www.livescience.com/64175-earthquake-pushed-new-zealand-islands-closer.html

Mapping Where Norway is Moving https://www.gislounge.com/mapping-where-norway-is-moving/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gislounge+%28GIS+Lounge%29

California wildfire was world’s costliest natural disaster in 2018, insurer says https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-wildfire-was-world-s-costliest-natural-disaster-2018-insurer-n956376?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

Ombudsman to probe flood control ‘scam’ https://www.manilatimes.net/ombudsman-to-probe-flood-control-scam/494445/

Adapt, move or surrender? Manufacturing firms’ routines and dynamic capabilities on flood risk reduction in coastal cities of Indonesia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918308124

2018 UK Flood Map Update https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/2018-uk-flood-map-update/

Hurricane satellites reveal flooding https://spacenews.com/hurricane-satellites-show-flooding/

Approved developments in Charleston to see more scrutiny for flood rules https://www.postandcourier.com/news/approved-developments-in-charleston-to-see-more-scrutiny-for-flood/article_aac3b754-135f-11e9-922f-c3ea4bc00556.html

Emergency Management

3 Crisis Simulation Exercise Scenario Planning Tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAgcN_H60RE&feature=youtu.be

Deepwater, Baffle Creek bushfire recovery draws Team Rubicon ‘angels’ to help residents rebuild https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-04/deepwater-baffle-creek-bushfire-recovery-draws-team-rubicon/10685300

Night fire bombing deployed for the first time in Australia https://emergency.vic.gov.au/news-and-media/night-fire-bombing-deployed-for-the-first-time-in-australia

2 former deputies arrested after 2 women drowned in their transport van during Hurricane Florence https://www.yahoo.com/gma/2-former-deputies-arrested-2-women-drowned-transport-210515599–abc-news-topstories.html

With floods on the rise in Quebec, group looks to better prepare communities https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/flooding-quebec-prepare-1.4963293

Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/scholarships-for-volunteers/

Damage bill from Sydney December hail storm ‘catastrophe’ nears $675 million https://www.smh.com.au/money/insurance/damage-bill-from-december-hail-storm-catastrophe-nears-675-million-20190107-p50q1w.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1546852806

Preparing for Wildfire in Puget Sound https://sustain.org/preparing-for-wildfire-in-puget-sound/

February 2019 marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires which was one of the most significant disasters Victoria has experienced https://www.vic.gov.au/2009-bushfires.html

Safely Evacuating The Elderly In Any Emergency Takes Planning And Practice https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/12/28/673710296/safely-evacuating-the-elderly-in-any-emergency-takes-planning-and-practice

Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Advances in Evacuation Modelling https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10694-018-0807-y

Global Humanitarian Overview 2018 https://interactive.unocha.org/publication/globalhumanitarianoverview/#ataglanceposition

Australia’s emergency warning system hacked to deliver flood of messages https://portswigger.net/daily-swig/australias-emergency-warning-system-hacked-to-deliver-flood-of-messages

Federal Government Shutdown Could Hurt Hurricane Forecasts, Delay Storm Reports http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Federal-Government-Shutdown-Could-Hurt-Hurricane-Forecasts-Delay-Storm-Reports.html

Anchorage, Alaska, Is Swamped with Requests for Earthquake Damage Inspections http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Anchorage-Alaska-is-Swamped-With-Requests-for-Earthquake-Damage-Inspections.html

How to include more local women in emergency response https://www.irinnews.org/interview/2019/01/09/qa-how-include-more-local-women-emergency-response?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Oregon took a different approach to planning its initial response and other actions to save lives in the event of a major disaster https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2019-01-08/commentary-oregons-cascadia-playbook-focuses-on-disaster-preparation

President Trump warns he’ll cut off FEMA money for California fires https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/09/donald-trump-fema-california-wildfires/2523581002/

California to spend millions more on disaster response http://news.trust.org/item/20190109012252-t7uqp/

Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies Vol 22, Port Hills Wildfire Special Edition http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/issues/2018-2/AJDTS_22_2_full.pdf

Thailand limits death toll from Pabuk https://www.unisdr.org/archive/63029?preview=a0ae0e56534

‘Flood? What flood?’ Pub back open just hours after tidal surge flooding https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/harbour-inn-southwold-suffolk-2019-storm-surge-flooding-1-5846067

European Union brings relief to the victims of floods and landslides in the Philippines https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/philippines_en/56337/European%20Union%20brings%20relief%20to%20the%20victims%20of%20floods%20and%20landslides%20in%20the%20Philippines

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning Through Citizen Science https://www.nap.edu/download/25183

The tenth anniversary is a time to reflect and remember the 173 people who died in the 2009 Victorian bushfires, and to learn about how the fires changed the lives of so many, and how communities have rebuilt https://www.vic.gov.au/2009-bushfires.html

Of course everyone can communicate, but not everyone is good at it http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2019/1/4/of-course-everyone-can-communicate-but-not-everyone-is-good-at-it?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn

Earthquake early warning app now available in Los Angeles https://www.foxnews.com/tech/earthquake-early-warning-app-now-available-in-los-angeles?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Prepared pet-owners can avoid bushfire grief https://lighthouse.mq.edu.au/article/january/prepared-pet-owners-can-avoid-bushfire-grief

Interactive map plots your address over 750 million years of Earth’s history https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/interactive-map-plots-your-address-over-750-million-years-earths-history

Education under attack and battered by natural disasters in 2018 https://reliefweb.int/report/world/education-under-attack-and-battered-natural-disasters-2018

Does it take a miracle to survive a wildfire? https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2019/01/05/does-it-take-a-miracle-to-survive-a-wildfire

 

Disaster psychology

The physics of a crowd https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/the-physics-of-a-crowd/

Dynamic response and hydrodynamics of polarized crowds http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6422/46

Flowing crowds http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6422/27/tab-article-info

How To Determine if a Risk is Worth Taking https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/wander-woman/201901/how-determine-if-risk-is-worth-taking

Formative research for assisting behavior change: a practical guide for field workers https://www.actionagainsthunger.org/publication/2018/03/formative-research-assisting-behavior-change-practical-guide-field-workers

Geopolitical factors and mental health I https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0020764018808548?journalCode=ispa&

Media Coverage, Forecasted Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, and Psychological Responses Before and After an Approaching Hurricane https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2720065

Perceptions of floods and flood risk in Hull past/present/future https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/perceptions-of-floods-and-flood-risk-in-hull-past-present-future/?p101726

Factors Influencing Evacuation Behavior in Kīlauea Eruptions: An Examination of Residents in the Puna District, Hawaiʻi https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/factors-influencing-evacuation-behavior-in-kilauea-eruptions-an-examination-of-residents-in-the-puna-district-hawai-i

 

Sociology and Disasters

Young people most at risk in a flood according to British Red Cross and Environment Agency http://nemrc.net/2019/01/05/uk-young-people-most-at-risk-in-a-flood-according-to-british-red-cross-and-environment-agency/

Flood Memories, Social Vulnerability and Risk Communication in Southern Poland https://www.springer.com/la/book/9783030045937

Social Vulnerability as a Factor in Flood Preparedness https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-04594-4_4

How disaster can disrupt the boundaries between the private, parochial and public realms, allowing strangers to freely enter the home https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038026118754781

How Canadian disaster law can begin to integrate a vulnerability perspective to rectify existing gaps and flaws at all stages of the disaster cycle https://albertalawreview.com/index.php/ALR/article/view/2480

Today in disaster resilience (21 December 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Scotland’s weather: Storm Deirdre wreaks havoc across the country https://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland-s-weather-storm-deirdre-wreaks-havoc-across-the-country-1-4844851

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen Dumps Record Rain in Queensland http://floodlist.com/australia/australia-ex-tropical-cyclone-owen-dumps-record-rain-in-queensland?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Luopu Village: an interesting landslide triggered by a M=5.7 earthquake in Sichuan yesterday https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/12/17/luopu-1/

Tropical Cyclone Owen’s rainfall legacy http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/tropical-cyclone-owens-rainfall-legacy/528934

After Andhra, Cyclone Phethai accompanied by heavy rains makes landfall in Odisha, over 11,600 people evacuated https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india-cyclone-pethai-andhra-pradesh-depression-bay-of-bengal-met-department-indian-navy-standby-rescue-operations-odisha-high-alert-latest-updates-493865

Teenager found dead 2 days after swept away by flood https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1596426/teenager-found-dead-2-days-after-swept-away-by-flood

Thailand – Flash Floods Hit Southern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-southern-provinces-december-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Dec 2018: Krakatau volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/72441/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Dec-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Sa.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

To take on climate change, we need to change our vocabulary https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/15/to-take-on-climate-change-we-need-to-change-our-vocabulary?CMP=share_btn_tw

UN climate accord ‘inadequate’ and lacks urgency, experts warn https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/16/un-climate-accord-inadequate-and-lacks-urgency-experts-warn?CMP=share_btn_tw

200 Nations Agree On Global Climate Pact Rules After Weeks Of Talks https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paris-climate-agreement-global-deal-poland_us_5c157158e4b049efa752d123?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

The science is clear. Global warming is happening. We are the primary cause. https://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/global-warming/science-and-impacts/global-warming-science#.XBbArdIzbIV

Arctic’s 2nd-Warmest Year Puts Wildlife, Coastal Communities Under Pressure https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11122018/2018-arctic-report-card-climate-change-sea-ice-alaska-ecosystem-caribou-fish-global-warming?utm_content=buffer07747&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sydney and Melbourne vow to ditch coal power http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/12/13/sydney-melbourne-vow-ditch-coal-power/

Paris Agreement: Delivering Better Rules, Higher Ambition https://www.nrdc.org/experts/jake-schmidt/paris-agreement-mobilizing-higher-ambition-right-now

UN report: Cities are ‘key implementers’ of climate policies https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/un-report-cities-are-key-implementers-of-climate-policies/544041/

UN climate change talks avoid contentious issues in draft agreement https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/15/un-climate-change-talks-postpone-contentious-issues-with-draft-agreement?CMP=share_btn_tw

A road map to regional resiliency: solving climate change with capitalism https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article223094850.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Policy plan for renewable-powered Europe https://www.europeaninterest.eu/article/policy-plan-renewable-powered-europe/

How a Warming Himalaya Will Affect the Monsoons https://thewire.in/environment/how-a-warming-himalaya-will-affect-the-monsoons

Climate gentrification: Is sea rise and flooding turning Miami high ground into a hot commodity? https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article222547640.html

November 2018 ranked as the fifth hottest November on record, with the year to date coming in as fourth hottest for planet Earth https://www.noaa.gov/news/november-2018-was-fifth-hottest-on-record-for-globe

Summary of the Katowice Climate Change Conference http://enb.iisd.org/vol12/enb12747e.html

The rising sea and shaping of New Zealand https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2018/11/beach-road/

‘Greater warming’: different species under threat https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/greater-warming-different-species-under-threat-20181219-p50n7k.html

A warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture, and this is an important driver of the observed increase in the intensity of short-duration rainfall in Australia, sometimes linked to flash flooding https://theconversation.com/state-of-the-climate-2018-bureau-of-meteorology-and-csiro-109001

There has been a long-term increase in extreme fire weather, and in the length of the fire season, across large parts of Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

Why is sea level rising faster in some places along the US East Coast than others? https://phys.org/news/2018-12-sea-faster-east-coast.html

New IFRC report addresses climate change as #1 threat-multiplier for displacement in Asia Pacific https://www.climatecentre.org/news/1083/new-ifrc-report-addresses-climate-change-as-1-threat-multiplier-for-displacement-in-asia-pacific

That Global Warming Hiatus? It Never Happened. Two New Studies Explain Why. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18122018/global-warming-hiatus-pause-never-happened-studies-explain-climate-change-risbey-oreskes-mann

Concrete outcomes from UN climate change talks in Poland mean it is time to get to work http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2018/exceeding-expectations-in-katowice.html

‘Future-proofing’ is how you say climate change in Texas https://grist.org/article/future-proofing-is-how-you-say-climate-change-in-texas/

El Niños will be stronger and more frequent in the decades ahead because of global warming, causing “more extreme events” in the United States and around the world https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2018/12/16/global-warming-el-ninos-stronger-more-often-and-cause-floods/2295717002/

Singapore vulnerable to rising sea level, severe floods https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-vulnerable-rising-sea-level-flood-masagos-climate-11025762

Antarctic ice sheet crack raises global flood concerns https://mygoodplanet.com/antarctic-ice-sheet/

Risks of ‘domino effect’ of tipping points greater than thought, study says https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/20/risks-of-domino-effect-of-tipping-points-greater-than-thought-study-says?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Rising Waters Are Drowning Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-amtrak-sea-level/

The Best Books About Climate Change of 2018 https://chireviewofbooks.com/2018/12/20/the-best-books-about-climate-change-of-2018/

Heatwave set to blaze across Queensland for next few days https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-20/heatwave-weather-across-queensland/10634450

The Met Office global temperature forecast suggests that 2019 will be close to record warmth due to climate change and the added effect of El Niño-related warming in the Pacific https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2018/2019-global-temperature-forecast

Global warming has already raised the risk of more severe droughts in Cape Town https://theconversation.com/global-warming-has-already-raised-the-risk-of-more-severe-droughts-in-cape-town-107625

What would Jesus do? Talking with evangelicals about climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/19/talking-with-evangelicals-about-climate-change-south

Australia needs to take a leadership position on climate change https://www.theage.com.au/national/australia-needs-to-take-a-leadership-position-on-climate-change-20181218-p50mxh.html?btis

 

Disaster risk reduction

Oakland to mandate seismic retrofits of unsafe apartment buildings https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-to-mandate-seismic-retrofits-of-unsafe-13467812.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Locally-augmented resilience measurement in New Zealand https://resiliencechallenge.nz/trajectories-programme/locally-augmented-resilience-measurement-in-new-zealand/

What gets measured gets done: The New Zealand Resilience Index https://resiliencechallenge.nz/trajectories-programme/the-new-zealand-resilience-index/

Paradise will ‘rise from the ashes’ after Camp Fire. Is that a good idea? https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article222900130.html

Preparing for very bad floods in Jakarta https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2018/12/15/preparing-for-very-bad-floods.html

Number of people living in flood-prone areas in Japan has risen 4.4% over 20 years, research shows https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/12/17/national/number-people-living-flood-prone-areas-japan-risen-4-4-20-years-research-shows/#.XBgLu9IzbIU

Sugar Companies Must Construct Flood Protection Dykes To Save Investments https://nigeriaindustrialdigest.com/2018/12/17/sugar-companes-must-construct-flood-protection-dykes-to-save-investments/

Flood control projects now new cash cows https://inqsnap.inq.news/micro/182011

Anthropogenic stresses on the world’s big rivers https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0262-x

Remodelling the past for a resilient future https://www.gfdrr.org/aftershocks

Tracking open data for disaster risk management https://index.opendri.org/

Analysis of recent Sydney 1-in-100 year storm event https://www.jbarisk.com/flood-services/event-response/1-in-100-year-rainfall-causes-flooding-in-sydney/

Bridging the Gap Between Sustainability and Disaster Management https://eos.org/meeting-reports/bridging-the-gap-between-sustainability-and-disaster-management

Small Particles Play Large Role in Tropical Thunderstorms https://www.newswise.com/doescience/?article_id=705636&returnurl=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubmV3c3dpc2UuY29tL2FydGljbGVzL2xpc3Q=

Can Rivers Cause Earthquakes? https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/can-rivers-cause-earthquakes/

A million California buildings face wildfire risk. ‘Extraordinary steps’ are needed to protect them https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-california-buildings-in-fire-zones/

European Flood Awareness System https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL84noOfy_U

Top 10 Most Significant Flood Events By National Flood Insurance Program Payouts https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-flood-insurance

How Thames Water is tackling climate change and future flood risk by creating £60 million of green spaces https://www.bitc.org.uk/resources-training/resources/impact-stories/how-thames-water-tackling-climate-change-and-future

After Major Hurricanes, Communities Are Building Back Bigger, Not Smarter https://e360.yale.edu/digest/after-major-hurricanes-communities-are-building-back-bigger-not-smarter

California Knew the Carr Wildfire Could Happen. It Failed to Prevent it. https://www.propublica.org/article/california-carr-wildfire-failed-to-prevent-it

Why do people in Indonesia still live in disaster-prone areas? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/62715?platform=hootsuite

Why do people live in flood-prone areas? Reflections from Dar es Salaam https://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/why-do-people-live-in-flood-prone-areas-reflections-from-dar-es-salaam

Solving Nigeria’s flood menace https://www.stearsng.com/article/solving-nigerias-flood-menace

Improved guidance to assess flood defence overtopping http://www.hrwallingford.com/news/improved-guidance-to-assess-flood-defence-overtopping

This Native American Nation Maintained Canals In The Face Of Flooding For Over 1000 Years https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidanderson/2018/12/17/native-americans-worked-to-maintain-canals-in-the-face-of-flooding-1000-years-ago/#654370b91213

New Reports Give Sask. Guidance on Flood and Natural Hazards https://www.watercanada.net/new-reports-give-sask-guidance-on-flood-and-natural-hazards/

Federal support for 18 Alberta flood mitigation projects https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/federal-support-for-18-alberta-flood-mitigation-projects-702939911.html

Huge Global Tsunami Followed Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impact https://eos.org/articles/huge-global-tsunami-followed-dinosaur-killing-asteroid-impact

Top 10 publications on PreventionWeb in 2018 https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/2018-top-10

Warning against ‘volcano tourism’ risks https://www.bbc.com/news/education-46621304

The underground cathedral protecting Tokyo from floods http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20181129-the-underground-cathedral-protecting-tokyo-from-floods

Mozambique: tackling flooding through climate-resilient agriculture https://reliefweb.int/report/mozambique/mozambique-tackling-flooding-through-climate-resilient-agriculture

Emergency Management

A storm plan: New research creates model to help plan for special needs, pet-friendly shelters https://news.fsu.edu/news/science-technology/2018/11/19/a-storm-plan-new-research-creates-model-to-help-plan-for-special-needs-pet-friendly-shelters/

Lateral knowledge: shifting expertise for disaster management in Chile https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/disa.12313

Navigating the Paradox and Complexity of Humanitarian Relief https://theglobalobservatory.org/2018/12/navigating-paradox-complexity-humanitarian-relief-qa-fiona-terry/

For Many Southcentral Alaska Families, the Quake Isn’t Over. Dozens Are Still Displaced from Unsafe Homes http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-For-Many-Southcentral-Alaska-families-the-Quake-Isnt-Over-Dozens-are-Still-Displaced-From-unsafe-Homes.html

Pompeii will evacuate people to Sardinia by boat if Vesuvius erupts https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/18/pompeii-authorities-agree-evacuation-plan-in-case-vesuvius-erupts?CMP=share_btn_tw

Learning from the rubble: the case of Christchurch, New Zealand, after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329778744_Learning_from_the_rubble_the_case_of_Christchurch_New_Zealand_after_the_2010_and_2011_earthquakes

L’Aquila, central Italy, and the “disaster cycle”, 2009-2017 https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-01-2018-0022

Last day in Paradise: the untold story of how a fire swallowed a town https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/20/last-day-in-paradise-california-deadliest-fire-untold-story-survivors

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Community modelling: A technique for enhancing local capacity to engage with flood risk management https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901118302491

Their Plans Derailed by a Wildfire, Seniors at Paradise High School Wonder What’s Next https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/13/us/paradise-fire-survivors-california.html

What Googling Trends Tell Us about Public Interest in Earthquakes https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/89/2A/653/526296/what-googling-trends-tell-us-about-public-interest?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Preventing fire deaths through fire prevention public education https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-prevention/articles/393100018-Preventing-fire-deaths-through-fire-prevention-public-education/

Can seasonal hydrological forecasts inform local decisions and actions? A decision-making activity https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/35/2018/

Camp Fire created a black hole of communication https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/16/camp-fire-created-a-black-hole-of-communication/

Earthquake risk education: a partial statement for Italy https://terremotiegrandirischi.com/2018/12/13/earthquake-risk-education-a-partial-statement-for-italy-interview-with-romano-camassi/

Australian Disaster Resilience Glossary https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/glossary/?wordOfTheDayId=&keywords=&alpha=&page=1&results=50&order=AZ

Visualising the world’s population in 3D https://pudding.cool/2018/10/city_3d/?fbclid=IwAR06hBaoJBtJ-_fUlLYxq0Ku32364rLCyWzIVLNaKIsq7IX3-2KuwB9qfpo

Preparing for the ‘Big One’: ShakeAlert 2.0 May Save Your Life https://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/winter-2018-play/preparing-for-big-earthquake-shakealert-may-save-your-life

The importance of the Let’s Talk About Flooding campaign https://www.floodre.co.uk/guest-blog-paul-cobbing-chief-executive-of-national-flood-forum-looks-at-the-importance-of-the-lets-talk-about-flooding-campaign/

First European mobile app that enables its users to share pictures and other information on natural hazards in real time, and to access data about potential risks in their area https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/disasters-and-climate-change/an-app-to-fight-against-floods-wildfires-and-extreme-weather-events

The Waves Were Enormous, We Were Afraid of a Tsunami Attack https://medium.com/undp-in-asia-and-the-pacific/the-waves-were-enormous-we-were-afraid-of-a-tsunami-attack-c80007352e0d

Satellite Image Guide for Journalists and Media https://pierre-markuse.net/2018/12/18/satellite-image-guide-for-journalists-and-media/

A Serious Game Designed to Explore and Understand the Complexities of Flood Mitigation Options in Urban–Rural Catchments https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/10/12/1885

Communicating for maximum comprehension http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/57

Fire Stories: Living with Risk is a moving and beautifully told documentary about the 2013 bushfires which devastated the Blue Mountains https://www.bmwhi.org/fire-stories-living-with-risk?fbclid=IwAR3JBciqqgDMt8EU-nIPq6FT-U5RiAp0indzJlogUF_vFA3_FfQQfdK4bHU

‘You Cannot Argue with a Flood’: new 360 film in English and Tagalog https://www.humanitarianleadershipacademy.org/you-cannot-argue-with-a-flood-new-360-film-in-english-and-tagalog/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Success of the Workshop on the use of Social Media and Crowdsourcing for Disaster Management https://www.e2mc-project.eu/success-of-the-workshop-on-the-use-of-social-media-and-crowdsourcing-for-disaster-management

Nine tips about how to debunk geohazard misinformation in real time https://eos.org/articles/lessons-learned-from-kilauea-eruptions-media-frenzy

Crowdsourced study into harassment against women on Twitter https://www.wired.com/story/amnesty-report-twitter-abuse-women/

Paris terror attacks: exploring the mainstream and social media reaction https://realkm.com/2015/11/16/paris-terror-attacks-exploring-the-mainstream-and-social-media-reaction/

 

Disaster psychology

‘Children with higher levels of PTSD symptoms reported lower levels of social support from parents, teachers, and their schools’ https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/preliminary-findings-from-the-saint-thomas-strong-study

Stressed into silence: When the worst calls hit home for first responders https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/stressed-into-silence-when-the-worst-calls-hit-home-for-first-responders/417-623776080

Move out or dig in? Risk awareness and mobility plans in disaster-affected communities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329788631_Move_out_or_dig_in_Risk_awareness_and_mobility_plans_in_disaster-affected_communities

 

Sociology and Disasters

Biker Bar In The Malibu Hills Serves As Bedrock For A Fire-Ravaged Community https://www.npr.org/2018/12/19/675558726/biker-bar-in-the-malibu-hills-serves-as-bedrock-for-a-fire-ravaged-community?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2049

 

Today in disaster resilience (14 December 2018)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Fourth body recovered in Kyrenia: Authorities locate body of woman who perished in a flash flood accident in the north http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fourth-body-recovered-in-kyrenia

Vietnam – Floods Leave 2 Dead, 4,000 Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-quang-tri-binh-dinh-december-2018

Major clean-up after flood hits Cornwall coastal village https://news.sky.com/story/two-people-rescued-after-major-flooding-hits-cornwall-coastal-village-10953368

At least 100 cars were trapped in flash floods on the Hume Freeway north of Wangaratta https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-13/melbourne-rain-and-severe-weather-weather-forecast/10613542

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Dec 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/72254/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Dec-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Turrialba-Clevel.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Largest ever group of global investors call for more action to meet Paris targets https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/10/largest-ever-group-of-global-investors-call-for-more-action-to-meet-paris-targets

Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46496967

Coastal Warning: An Unwelcome Messenger on the Risks of Rising Seas https://e360.yale.edu/features/coastal-warning-an-unwelcome-messenger-on-risks-of-rising-seas

Plunging Prices Mean Building New Renewable Energy Is Cheaper Than Running Existing Coal https://www.forbes.com/sites/energyinnovation/2018/12/03/plunging-prices-mean-building-new-renewable-energy-is-cheaper-than-running-existing-coal/#3ef4fac131f3 Greenland is losing ice at fastest rate in 350 years https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07617-1?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf203836210=1Wildfire scientists say Paradise is a warning https://edition.cnn.com/videos/us/2018/12/10/paradise-california-wildfire-climate-change-weir-pkg-vpx.cnn

Some weather extremes are now 2-5 times more likely because of global warming, research shows https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10122018/extreme-weather-climate-attribution-lucifer-heat-wave-harvey-flooding-ams-study

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/explaining-extreme-events-from-a-climate-perspective/

New renewable energy is now the same cost or cheaper than existing coal power stations https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/new-wind-and-solar-now-as-cheap-as-existing-coal/

NASA says it has detected the first signs of significant melting in a swathe of glaciers in East Antarctica https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46517396

Arctic breaks records with 5-year heat streak https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/arctic-report-card-climate-change-1.4940997

2018 Arctic Report Card https://arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card/Report-Card-2018

Imperial Beach, California, sues fossil-fuel companies over sea-level rise https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/12/city-sues-fossil-fuel-companies/

Climate change was behind 15 weather disasters in 2017 https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/12/10/climate-change-was-behind-weather-disasters/?utm_term=.38a44da250eb

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Build Better, Smarter Climate Models? https://e360.yale.edu/features/can-artificial-intelligence-help-build-better-smarter-climate-models

Cooperation is key to improve climate change adaptation across Europe’s border regions https://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/cooperation-is-key-to-improve?utm_source=EEASubscriptions&utm_medium=RSSFeeds&utm_campaign=Generic

Insurance claims linked to global warming are set to surpass $15 billion this year as events like tornadoes in Italy become routine https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-12/europe-s-climate-insurance-claims-climb-disasters-tornado-flood

Climate change is ‘shrinking winter’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46547064

El Nino events to become ‘stronger’ and more intense, study finds https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/el-nino-events-to-become-stronger-and-more-intense-study-finds-20181212-p50lrv.html

Scary warming in the Arctic https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-report-finds-second-warmest-year-on-record-in-the-arctic/

Use psychology for better climate communications https://citizensclimatelobby.org/use-psychology-for-better-climate-communications/

People Are Already Dying By The Thousands Because We Ignored Earlier Climate Change Warnings https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-climate-change-deaths_us_5c101e14e4b0ac5371799b1c

Climate change is here, and local leaders in Florida are leading the fight https://www.theinvadingsea.com/2018/12/10/climate-change-is-here-and-local-leaders-in-florida-are-leading-the-fight/

Technology for Climate Justice: A Reporting Framework for Loss and Damage as Part of Key Global Agreements https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-72026-5_22

Twenty-first century glacier slowdown driven by mass loss in High Mountain Asia https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0271-9

Australia’s carbon emissions highest on record, data shows https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/13/australias-carbon-emissions-highest-on-record-data-shows?CMP=soc_568

UNDP climate curriculum reaches 50,000 pupils across Eurasia http://www.eurasia.undp.org/content/rbec/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2018/undp-climate-curriculum-reaches-50-000-pupils-across-eurasia.html#.XBI5HlA-pwc.twitter

Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide https://phys.org/news/2018-12-record-wet-record-dry-months-regions-worldwide.html

Major cities can fight climate change and make billions: researchers https://www.eco-business.com/news/major-cities-can-fight-climate-change-and-make-billions-researchers/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Malibu: Planet Labs images of the first round of mudflows https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/12/05/malibu-mudflows-1/

Building Coastal Resilience through Innovation http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/Building_Coastal_Resilience_through_Innovation.html

West must develop wildfire ethic to survive https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/How-we-must-learn-to-live-with-wildfire-13446181.php?utm_campaign=email-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

How Satellites and Big Data Are Predicting the Behavior of Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-satellites-and-big-data-are-predicting-behavior-hurricanes-and-other-natural-disasters-180970893/#4Ui6BExxqRaEp3dy.99

When do tremors stop being aftershocks and start being new earthquakes? https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2018/12/06/2788-and-counting-when-do-tremors-stop-being-aftershocks-and-start-being-new-earthquakes/

Global Volcanism Program https://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=251020

What Venice Can Teach American Cities https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/12/what-us-cities-can-learn-from-venices-floods/577255/

Flood-risk reduction: Structural measures and diverse strategies https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329416420_Flood-risk_reduction_Structural_measures_and_diverse_strategies

Wildfires Will Only Get Worse in the Southeast Because of Climate Change, Report Says http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Wildfires-Will-Only-get-Worse-in-the-Southeast-Because-of-Climate-Change.html

A Supervolcano with a Cold Heart May Be Brewing in Chile https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-supervolcano-with-a-cold-heart-may-be-brewing-in-chile/

Many African countries are flooding, risking decades of development if they do not adapt http://theconversation.com/many-african-countries-are-flooding-risking-decades-of-development-if-they-do-not-adapt-106581

Life in the Flood Zone: Houston’s Fight to Survive After the Storm of the Century https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/houston-hurricane/

Economic Damage From California Fires Spreads Further Than Blazes https://www.wsj.com/articles/economic-damage-from-california-fires-spreads-further-than-blazes-11544524201

New El Nino could bring flooding this winter, meteorologists warn https://news.sky.com/story/new-el-nino-could-bring-flooding-this-winter-meteorologists-warn-11565396

Alaska earthquakes offer new insight into improving hazard assessment https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181211122442.htm

California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas https://apnews.com/d2f76432db1749d4918e55624a47c654?utm_medium=APWestRegion&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter

The Government of Canada today announced it will provide $2.36 million to the Province of Ontario for flood mitigation projects https://trca.ca/news/federal-funding-flood-mitigation-projects/

Turkey finances dam to tackle Djibouti floods https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/turkey-finances-dam-to-tackle-djibouti-floods/1334261

Home delinquency rates, down overall, soar in cities hit by fires, flooding https://www.inman.com/2018/12/11/delinquency-rates-down-overall-soar-in-cities-hit-by-fires-flooding/

Tragic wildfires will continue until we rethink our communities https://theconversation.com/tragic-wildfires-will-continue-until-we-rethink-our-communities-107346

Lessons from calibrating a global flood forecasting system https://hepex.irstea.fr/calibrating-a-global-flood-forecasting-system/

Scientists say too often after deadly disasters, like the recent wildfires in California, there is a rush to rebuild, but not always smartly https://www.npr.org/2018/12/13/676346814/natural-disasters-and-the-pause-button

Urban Flooding Is Worryingly Widespread in the U.S., But Under-Studied https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/12/urban-flooding-report-climate-change-data-disaster/577327/

A national look at the causes and impacts of urban flooding https://cdr.umd.edu/urban-flooding-report

Forty years ago, an epic flood pushed a tiny Wisconsin village to a new place on the map. In the age of climate change, it’s a model for the nation https://progressive.org/magazine/moving-on/

National Geohazards Monitoring Centre is Go https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/national-geohazards-monitoring-centre-is-go

Documentary data and the study of past droughts: a global state of the art https://www.clim-past.net/14/1915/2018/

Community participation in cross-border water management – the case of Dai hong commune of Quang Nam Province and the Vu Gia – Thu Bon River Basin https://www.i-s-e-t.org/dai-hong-case-study-water-window

Houses in hurricane strike zones are built back bigger https://phys.org/news/2018-12-houses-hurricane-zones-built-bigger.html

Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover https://www.npr.org/2018/12/09/673890767/fire-resistant-is-not-fire-proof-california-homeowners-discover

NASA Provides New Look at Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane Maria https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/nasa-provides-new-look-at-puerto-rico-post-hurricane-maria

Deadly European flash floods in 2018 https://www.essl.org/cms/deadly-flash-floods-in-2018/

2018’s Precipitation Records On One Map http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/maps/2018s-precipitation-records-on-one-map

Reducing Uncertainties in Catastrophe Loss Modelling: New Advances https://www.bigdataearth.com/bushfire/reducing-uncertainties-catastrophe-loss-modelling-new-advances/

Pioneering new flood insurance with FloodFlash https://www.fsb-insurance-service.com/fsb-insurance-service-blog/pioneering-new-flood-insurance-with-floodflash/

 

Emergency Management

The Crisis Management Team’s Role During a Physical Emergency https://www.crisisconferences.com/crisis-management-teams-role-physical-emergency/?utm_content=buffer2aea9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

5 natural disasters that devastated the US in 2018 https://abcnews.go.com/US/natural-disasters-devastated-us-2018/story?id=59367683

After the deadly Camp Fire, a dog waited for his owner’s return. They’ve finally been reunited https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2018/12/08/after-deadly-camp-fire-dog-waited-his-owners-return-theyve-finally-been-reunited/?utm_term=.d3c9e087aa14

Twelve months on from fire, support is more important than ever as community recovers https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-12-09/sherwood-community-crops-livestock-recovering-after-fire/10581412

Queensland fires: ‘Asonishing intensity’ – In the face of an unimaginable bushfire threat, emergency agencies delivered a dire warning: evacuate now or burn to death https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-08/from-space,-the-ferocity-of-queenslands-bushfires-is-revealed/10594662

For Second Year, Millions Turn to American Red Cross for Help after Record Wildfires, Hurricanes and Devastating Weather https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/press-release/2018/millions-turn-to-red-cross-for-help-after-record-disasters.html

Vulnerability and response to cyclones in Bangladesh http://gobeshona.net/publication/vulnerability-response-cyclones-coastal-bangladesh/#sthash.rHYNTaQ6.dpbs

Volunteer fire departments in recruitment crisis https://www.usfa.fema.gov/operations/infograms/120618.html

Copernicus EMS for floods and storms – emergency alerts and crisis operations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU6y0gOziBY

Muddled Roles, Missing First Aid Kits Fouled EPA Hurricane Response https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/muddled-roles-missing-first-aid-kits-fouled-epa-hurricane-response

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Community Resilience: An Integrative Literature Review Study https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329463017_Community_Resilience_An_Integrative_Literature_Review_Study

Floods of complaints over river defences https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/780910/floods-of-complaints-over-river-defences/

Universities Can Lead the Way Supporting Engaged Geoscientists https://eos.org/opinions/universities-can-lead-the-way-supporting-engaged-geoscientists

Geographic Information and Communication Technologies for Supporting Smallholder Agriculture and Climate Resilience https://www.mdpi.com/2225-1154/6/4/97

Short, educational films for increasing resilience to risks from volcanic hazards https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlxZ8h0dxpsCt6Xo0Gezjd9foew8PqEjM

After quakes and flooding, Japan picks ‘disaster’ as 2018 symbol https://news.yahoo.com/quakes-flooding-japan-picks-disaster-2018-symbol-065639213.html

Come watch a supercomputer simulation of a devastating tornado https://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/come-watch-a-supercomputer-simulation-of-a-devastating-tornado,455073

Lifelike scenario demonstrates what flooding could look like on your street https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/12/03/the-weather-channel-uses-animation-to-show-dangers-of-storm-surge

Two billion pixels to check your next ski destination http://www.cesbio.ups-tlse.fr/multitemp/?p=14620

 

Disaster psychology

Research on important findings in earthquake survivors with and without PTSD https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/experimentations/201812/new-study-shows-brain-change-after-psychological-trauma

Residents’ wildfire evacuation actions in Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation, Ontario, Canada https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918308847

Why don’t we leave when a bushfire looms? https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5801781/why-dont-we-leave-when-a-bushfire-looms/

Coping skills program for disaster survivors tested with children living in chronic poverty https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-12-coping-skills-disaster-survivors-children.html

Queensland paramedic refused PTSD compensation https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/queensland-paramedic-refused-ptsd-compensation-20181211-p50ll4.html

Hardest parts of recovery include emotional toll of disaster https://www.khon2.com/news/always-investigating/hardest-parts-of-recovery-include-emotional-toll-of-disaster/1601082596

Sociology and Disasters

Long-Term Recovery Never Ends for Some After Natural Disasters http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Long-Term-Recovery-Never-Ends-for-Some-After-Natural-Disasters.html

The Role of Gender in Preparedness and Response Behaviors towards Flood Risk in Serbia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329443207_The_Role_of_Gender_in_Preparedness_and_Response_Behaviors_towards_Flood_Risk_in_Serbia

Addressing the social vulnerability of specific people due to climate changes https://www.dailyclimate.org/life-after-carbon-the-next-global-transformation-of-cities-2622938016.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

A tale of two wildfires: devastation highlights California’s stark divide https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/04/california-wildfires-paradise-malibu-wealth-class

Connecting the social dots https://www.architects.org/architectureboston/articles/new-world-order

How Community Gardens May Contribute to Community Resilience Following an Earthquake https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329434574_How_Community_Gardens_May_Contribute_to_Community_Resilience_Following_an_Earthquake

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