Today in disaster resilience (5 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

Social media and emergency management

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

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

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

 

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Today in disaster resilience (1 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

Social media and emergency management

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

 

Today in disaster resilience (30 June 2016)

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

Today in disaster resilience (29 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Istanbul airport explosions: 28 dead, 60 injured, Turkish official says http://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/28/europe/turkey-istanbul-airport-attacks/index.html

Texas train collision causes massive blaze http://www.ems1.com/fire-ems/articles/103061048-Texas-train-collision-causes-massive-blaze/?utm_content=bufferf00b7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster risk reduction

Peat fires are the largest fires on earth http://ensia.com/features/these-fires-are-huge-hidden-and-harmful-what-can-we-do/?utm_content=bufferd08b3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Catastrophe modeller releases India earthquake model http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20160627/NEWS06/160629850/catastrophe-modeler-releases-india-earthquake-model

Planning for disaster http://www.pitneybowes.com/us/location-intelligence/case-studies/planning-for-disaster.html?app_data=%7B%22pi%22%3A%2259300_1466628554_1849752299%22%2C%22pt%22%3A%22twitter%22%7D

Disaster education, communications and engagement

All communities, all emergencies https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/category/latest-news/

Projects that reduce wildfire risk and increase preparedness can be accomplished by a broad range of ages http://www.firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/be-firewise/project-ideas.aspx?sso=0

Today in disaster resilience (28 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Update on Californian wildfires http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/#

Slow-slip East Coast earthquake to roll on for weeks http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/81403086/Slow-slip-East-Coast-earthquake-to-roll-on-for-weeks

Magnitude 5.7 quake shakes southern Mexico, no damage reported http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-quake-idUSKCN0ZD2TF?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

NASA’s IMERG Measures Deadly West Virginia Flooding Rainfall http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasas-imerg-measures-deadly-west-virginia-flooding-rainfall

Disaster risk reduction

Central American volcanoes erupt http://www.wired.com/2016/06/central-american-volcanoes-let-spectacular-eruptions/

From fire breaks to fire hazards http://scienmag.com/from-fire-breaks-to-fire-hazards/

Storm-surge risks to property: Report looks at a post-Sandy world http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160626_Storm-surge_risks_to_property__Report_looks_at_a_post-Sandy_world.html

Argentina: Greater flood protection for three million people http://www.poandpo.com/politics/argentina-greater-flood-protection-for-three-million-people-24-6-2016/

Emergency management

Canadian Earthquake Detector Has Deep-Sea Edge over U.S. Rival http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/canadian-earthquake-detector-has-deep-sea-edge-over-u-s-rival/

Cash-based approaches in humanitarian emergencies http://www.3ieimpact.org/media/filer_public/2016/05/19/sr28-qa-sr-report-cash-based-approaches.pdf

Groups helping animals displaced in West Virginia flooding http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Groups-helping-animals-displaced-in-West-Virginia-flooding-384381221.html

Citizens and the National Guard come to the aid of West Virginia flooded communities http://wvmetronews.com/2016/06/26/citizens-national-guard-come-to-aid-of-white-sulphur-springs/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How to communicate during disasters http://cnnphilippines.com/videos/2016/06/21/How-to-communicate-during-disasters.html

Social media and emergency management

Twitter’s Adding Searchable, Emoji-Like Stickers to Photo Uploads http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/twitters-adding-searchable-emoji-stickers-photo-uploads

The language of emojis http://instagram-engineering.tumblr.com/post/117889701472/emojineering-part-1-machine-learning-for-emoji

Today in disaster resilience (27 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Obama Declares Major Disaster In West Virginia After Historic Flooding http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/26/483587401/obama-declares-major-disaster-in-west-virginia-after-historic-flooding?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews

Approximately 200 structures are destroyed and 75 damaged in California wildfire https://calfire.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/ca-krn-erskine-fire-wui-vegetation-fire_23.html

West Virginia Floods: 23 Killed, Including Toddler, as Thousands Left Without Power http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/west-virginia-floods-23-killed-thousands-without-power-n598346

Lightning sparks multiple new wildfires across Alaska https://akfireinfo.com/2016/06/26/lightning-sparks-multiple-new-wildfires-across-alaska/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster risk reduction

Analysing the sound of thunderstorms https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jun/26/analysing-the-sound-of-thunderstorms

A yellow fever epidemic in Angola could turn into a global crisis http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/world/wp/2016/06/26/2016/06/26/yellow-fever/?tid=sm_tw

Catastrophe Models: A Non-Technical Primer https://insnerds.com/catastrophe-models-a-non-technical-primer/

Emergency management

What went wrong in Yarloop: reports released on devastating bushfire https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/south-west/a/31901877/what-went-wrong-in-yarloop-report-released-on-bushfire/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-21/yarloop-fire-inquiry-rural-fire-service-recommended/7529470

India: Gurgaon to get NCR’s first quake warning system http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/49388

Disaster education, communications and engagement

ThinkHazard! – A new, simple platform for understanding and acting on disaster risk http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/thinkhazard-new-simple-platform-understanding-and-acting-disaster-risk?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Research Shows Impact of Integrating Fire, Disaster Preparedness into Core College Courses http://inpublicsafety.com/2016/06/research-shows-impact-integrating-fire-disaster-preparedness-core-college-courses/

16 stories from Africa on the importance of education during conflict and crisis http://www.globalpartnership.org/blog/16-stories-africa-importance-education-during-conflict-and-crisis

Social media and emergency management

Social media, and especially Twitter, is often the first place that you will see a report of an incident http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/06/23/twitter-and-crisis-communication-an-overview-of-tools/

 

Today in disaster resilience (24 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

London flooding: Cars submerged and Tube stations shut as more flash floods hit the capital http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-flooding-cars-submerged-and-tube-stations-shut-as-more-flash-floods-hit-the-capital-a3279686.html

Extreme weather kills dozens in China https://www.riskmap.com/#/m/3767546/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Powerful tornado strikes east China; 78 reportedly dead http://www.ems1.com/mass-casualty-incidents-mci/articles/101735048-Powerful-tornado-strikes-east-China-78-reportedly-dead/?utm_content=buffer4f198&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

State of Emergency declared at Dene Tha’ First Nation as flooding forces people from their homes http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/state-of-emergency-declared-at-dene-tha-first-nation-as-flooding-forces-people-from-their-homes-1.3648188

Disaster risk reduction

Warragamba Dam wall to be raised to avoid catastrophic flood event http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/warragamba-dam-wall-to-be-raised-to-avoid-catastrophic-flood-event-20160616-gpkqly.html

Resilience to What? Resilience for Whom? http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geoj.12174/abstract

As 2016 Wildfire Season Heats Up, Western States Wonder Who’ll Provide Relief: La Niña or Congress? http://blog.ucsusa.org/jason-funk/2016-wildfire-season-heats-up-western-states-relief-la-nina-or-congress?utm_content=buffer53829&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

To Suppress or Not Suppress: The Tricky Politics and Science of Forest Fires http://www.alternet.org/environment/forest-fires-theyre-getting-bigger-and-hotter-what-can-be-done

Global Project Uses GIS Cloud for Mapping Pathogens Worldwide http://geospatialpr.com/2016/06/global-project-uses-gis-cloud-mapping-pathogens-worldwide/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GeospatialPressReleases+%28GIS+and+Geospatial+Industry+News%29

For the first time, scientists have produced a computer image showing huge sections of California rising and sinking around the San Andreas fault http://www.foxla.com/weather/earthquakes/164962277-story

Emergency management

The long-term costs of the Sydney storms will outweigh the $100m damage bill http://www.smh.com.au/comment/the-long-term-costs-of-the-sydney-storms-will-outweigh-the-1b-damage-bill-20160609-gpf9y8.html

California Wildfires Could be Worst of All-Time in 2016 http://edmdigest.com/news/california-wildfires-could-be-worst-of-all-time-in-2016/

Opening dam’s shutters without warning: HC orders compensation to flood victim http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Opening-dams-shutters-without-warning-HC-orders-compensation-to-flood-victim/articleshow/52872259.cms

Feds Hope App Will Keep Drones Away from Wildfires http://www.firefighternation.com/article/news-2/feds-hope-app-will-keep-drones-away-wildfires

How scientists are helping fight wildfires by learning to predict where a fire will move http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20160621/how-scientists-are-helping-fight-wildfires-by-learning-to-predict-where-a-fire-will-move

Disaster education, communications and engagement

What is Resilient Community Organisations? http://resilience.acoss.org.au/

Water hazard – even big cars can be swept away in shallow floodwaters http://www.gizmag.com/floodwaters-cars-float/43930/

Woman Called 911 Because Her Pizza Didn’t Have Enough Cheese http://time.com/4376706/woman-calls-911-cheese-pizza/?xid=tcoshare

The need for disaster literacy education http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/06/23/weak-disaster-management-leads-to-deaths.html

ClimateBits: Monsoons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkm7j0RpOKk&feature=youtu.be

#Pagyanig: Laguna takes part in nationwide earthquake drill http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/137428-pagyanig-laguna-takes-part-in-nationwide-earthquake-drill

Climate mobile apps http://climate.nasa.gov/earth-apps/

Severe Weather Preparedness Plan – Are you Prepared? http://www.yoursecurityadviser.com/severe-weather-preparedness-plan/

Using whatsapp in an emergency situation http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2016/6/14/draft-using-whatsapp-in-an-emergency-situation

Social media and emergency management

The rise of social media as a journalistic platform is changing the way readers understand what news is and how it is produced http://www.cjr.org/analysis/reuters_report.php

Digital volunteers keep an eye on emergencies http://www.theobserver.ca/2016/06/15/county-launches-new-digital-volunteer-team-and-emergency-preparedness-website