This Week in Disaster Resilience 19 October 2018

THIS WEEK IN DISASTER RESILIENCE
(week ending 19 October 2018)
Dear colleague,
Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this
week…
Recent emergencies/disaster
Storm Callum: One killed as Wales suffers 'worst flooding for 30 years'
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45838058
27 injured as hurricane-force winds batter Portugal

Death toll climbs to 24 as flood situation improves in Odisha

Flash floods sweep through valleys in Norway

Flash floods sweep through valleys


4 months' worth of rain in 6 hours floods southern France, death toll in Europe rises to 31
https://watchers.news/2018/10/14/flood-europe-october-2018/
Flash flooding and landslides devastate Indonesia
https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/flash-flooding-and-landslides-devastateindonesia/news-story/2af1ddbe93cccb21b222c93d19ffa301

Oman and Yemen – Tropical Cyclone ‘Luban’ Leaves 3 Dead https://floodlist.com/asia/omanyemen-tropical-cyclone-luban-october-2018
11 dead in France flooding, as three months of rain falls in one night

A 2nd victim has died in the Texas flooding, but the Llano River is going down
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/16/us/texas-llano-river-flooding/index.html
45 people and 33 000 livestock killed, 17 400 homes destroyed in Niger floods
https://watchers.news/2018/10/17/niger-floods-2018/
Tunisia – Deadly Floods After Heavy Rain in Central and Northern Areas
https://floodlist.com/africa/tunisia-floods-october-2018
Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Oct 2018: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Kerinci, Reventador,
Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/71186/Volcanicactivity-worldwide-18-Oct-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Kerinci-Reventador-TurrialbaS.html
Extreme Weather and Climate Change
One of the leading climate scientists of our time is warning of the horrifying possibility of 15-
to-20 feet of sea-level rise
Individual action won’t achieve 1.5C warming – social change is needed, as history shows
https://theconversation.com/individual-action-wont-achieve-1-5-warming-social-change-isneeded-as-history-shows-104643
Climate change is becoming so real that it’s gaining converts for a carbon price
https://qz.com/1422126/climate-change-is-forcing-investors-to-put-a-price-on-carbon/
Climate change provided high octane fuel for Hurricane Michael

'Jaw dropping': New Zealand offers lessons in tackling climate change
https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/jaw-dropping-new-zealand-offerslessons-in-tackling-climate-change-20181012-p509di.html
With climate change fiction, novelists aim for ‘radical empathy’

With climate change fiction, novelists aim for ‘radical empathy’


Sea Level Rise and the Fate of Coastal Cities https://earth.google.com/web/@34.7325449,-
94.20824275,312.21005962a,12000013.90194194d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CjASLhIgNzJlM2QwZ
WU3NGMyMTFlODhjMWNiZjg2OTQ1ZTVlZWMiCnZveV9zcGxhc2g
Raising awareness of climate change in Kiribati
https://www.caritas.org.au/learn/programs/pacific---kiribati-building-disaster-responseand-preparedness-of-caritas-partners

Make best use of time to prepare for sea level rise, says coast flood expert

2018 is "almost guaranteed" to be Earth's 4th-warmest year on record

After the panicky IPCC report on climate change, it’s easy for pessimism to set in – but that
would be conceding defeat

A new scenario resource for integrated 1.5 °C research
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0317-4
Exacerbated fires in Mediterranean Europe due to anthropogenic warming projected with
non-stationary climate-fire models https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06358-z
Transforming Vulnerability: Shelter, Adaptation, and Climate Thresholds
The Dutch Can’t Save Us From Rising Seas
https://www.citylab.com/perspective/2018/10/the-dutch-cant-save-us-from-risingseas/573079/?utm_source=twb

Cool solutions
More floods and droughts in a warmer world. But certain regions will be worse off than
others
While my island nation sinks, Australia is doing nothing to solve climate change

NASA’s New Satellite Will Provide Best Picture Yet of How Much and How Fast Seas Will Rise

Disaster risk reduction
Flood-hit Kerala has to sensibly re-think its tourism model – sustainability is a must
https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/flood-hit-kerala-has-to-sensibly-re-think-itstourism-model-sustainability-is-a-must/1348176/

Africa, Arab States to deliver on Sendai https://www.unisdr.org/archive/61210
Reducing disaster risks in Kenya, Sierra Leone and Indonesia

Only way to prevent disasters is anticipate and plan carefully

Among the Ruins of Mexico Beach Stands One House, Built ‘for the Big One’

The city politics of an urban age: urban resilience conceptualisations and policies
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-018-0074-z
Hurricane Michael insured losses could total up to $4.5B https://www.wral.com/reporthurricane-michael-insured-losses-could-total-up-to-4-5b/17915497/
Solomon Islands to get new seismic monitoring network

Disaster preparedness in Bangladesh: A shift in paradigm

Building better before the next disaster: How retrofitting homes can save lives and
strengthen economies
Flash flood risks grow as downpours get more intense

A Fiscally Based Scale For Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge
https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WAF-D-17-
0174.1?fbclid=IwAR3yERTt4P8nknf6OO2T-T0f0LZLmh4Wt_UnO2LNjUf8gHB8FhTuB33jsHQ&
Yes, a tsunami could hit Sydney – causing flooding and dangerous current
https://theconversation.com/yes-a-tsunami-could-hit-sydney-causing-flooding-anddangerous-currents-103348
Dutch Masters: The Netherlands exports flood-control expertise

Envisioning urban resilience for Tanzania
https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/61258
Creating a web map of flood risk https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgisonline/analytics/determine-flood-risk/
The latest disaster in Indonesia shows the need for the global system put in place in the
wake of 2004’s devastating waves
Plan to address Boston flooding

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World’s first wind-mapping satellite set to launch
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Why floodplains need to be protected https://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/whyfloodplains-need-be-protected
After Hurricane Michael, A Call For Stricter Building Codes In Florida's Panhandle
https://www.npr.org/2018/10/17/658156093/after-michael-a-call-for-stricter-buildingcodes-in-floridas-panhandle?utm_medium=RSS

Surface water: The biggest flood risk of all: Speech by Sir James Bevan KCMG, Chief
Executive, Environment Agency
Tsunami scientists clash with Indonesian government over rules on foreign research
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07030-8
Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds
https://www.apnews.com/9ddb3deeec9a49d6a1349b78f1ca0f03
Earthquake sensor network aims to give B.C. crucial seconds to prepare for the 'Big One'
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/installation-of-underwater-earthquakeearly-warning-sensors-complete-1.4867638
Our opinion: Interactive flood-risk map can be a useful tool

As climate change batters U.S. cities, some discuss 'managed retreat'
https://news.trust.org//item/20181018123410-897y3/
Emergency Management
Indonesia limits foreign aid https://www.pri.org/file/2018-10-12/indonesia-limits-foreignaid

Florida schools scramble to get students back in class after Hurricane Michael
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/14/us/hurricane-michael-schools-students/
Hurricane Michael killed her husband as she watched. She refused to leave his body in the
wreckage
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Diversity in Disaster Monograph
At epicentre of Indonesia disaster, Guterres praises resilience of Sulawesi people
https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/10/1022962
One Red Cross aid worker’s experience with Indonesia’s back-to-back disasters
https://medium.com/@AmericanRedCross/through-my-eyes-one-red-cross-aid-workersexperience-with-indonesia-s-back-to-back-disasters-86b788045bfd

Disasters reveal gender gap https://www.unisdr.org/archive/61189
An imperfect storm: Professionalism and politics in disaster management

South Island Alpine Fault Earthquake Response (SAFER) Framework
https://mailchi.mp/10c290cb547f/introducing-the-safer-framework
Indonesia is reeling from a series of geologically-triggered
disasters https://earther.gizmodo.com/indonesia-faces-long-road-to-recovery-afterearthquake-1829756065?IR=T
Why the Current Hurricane Rating System Needs to Be Scrapped

Hurricane Michael's destruction wasn't limited to the Florida coast
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/10/13/hurricane-michael-struckrural-areas-coastal-communities/1632273002/
Hurricane Michael Death Toll Rises To At Least 29
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hurricane-michael-death-toll-rises-to-at-least29_us_5bc645ade4b0d38b58728fd0
Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dukes-of-hazards-the-emergency-managementpodcast/id810691908?mt=2&i=1000407561644

Inside Hurricane Michael's dangerous, unreal world for first responders
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/10/12/hurricane-michael-relief-disastergovernment-response-column/1614920002/
Ghosts of Kedarnath floods: 5 years on, remains of 670 victims still unidentified
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ghosts-of-kedarnath-floods-5-years-onremains-of-670-victims-still-unidentified/story-QP6TPd4aaPlzv0xKbltMMM.html

Why Stay During A Hurricane? Because It's Not As Simple As 'Get Out'
https://www.npr.org/2018/10/18/658258370/why-stay-during-a-hurricane-because-its-notas-simple-as-get-out?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=environment
Near Real-Time Extracting Wildfire Spread Rate from Himawari-8 Satellite Data
https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/10/10/1654/htm
Disaster education, communications and engagement
The importance of raising public awareness about disaster risk
https://blog.dfat.gov.au/2018/10/12/the-global-battle-to-reduce-disaster-losses-will-bewon-or-lost-in-asia-and-the-pacific/
Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pets
https://www.humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/tips/pets-disaster.html
Missing: A cutting-edge hub for risk communication for action
https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/mediaactioninsight/entries/1aefac0e-749c-4927-afca5ebe82ec7fca
Few Auckland businesses ready for disaster
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12143069
Scientists aim to use crowdsourced data to improve flood predictions
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-scientists-aim-crowdsourced.html
Should we stop calling hurricanes natural disasters?
https://www.theweek.co.uk/97063/should-we-stop-calling-hurricanes-natural-disasters
Multi Hazard School Drills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iy6Wi-idjI
Small businesses and flooding: What are the options?
https://www.fsb.org.uk/resources/small-businesses-and-flooding-what-are-the-options
Indonesia’s indigenous languages hold the secrets of surviving disaster
https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/61249
Hazard communication by volcanologists: part 2 - quality standards for volcanic hazard
assessments https://appliedvolc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13617-018-0079-8
Warrimoo Public School recognised for bushfire ready program
https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/5705368/warrimoo-public-schoolrecognised-for-bushfire-ready-program/
Without captions, warnings about Hurricane Michael failed to reach disabled
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-disabilities/without-captions-warningsabout-hurricane-michael-failed-to-reach-disabled-idUSKCN1MN0D0
Millions Worldwide To Participate In 2018 Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/millions-worldwide-to-participate-in-2018-
great-shakeout-earthquake-drills-300733237.html
Social Media and Emergency Management
Heart-wrenching images of Hurricane Michael flood social media
https://aleteia.org/2018/10/15/heart-wrenching-images-of-hurricane-michael-flood-socialmedia/
Disaster Psychology
Recovering emotionally from disaster https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/recoveringdisasters.aspx
If you’re suffering from climate grief, you’re not alone https://grist.org/article/climate-griefun-ipcc-report/
'A Little Broken' - First Responders Grapple With Unseen Scars of the 2017 Fire Siege
https://www.kqed.org/news/11698335/a-little-broken-first-responders-grapple-withunseen-scars-of-the-2017-fire-siege
It’s what you don’t imagine that kills you https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-what-youdont-imagine-kills-kelly-mckinney-1e/?published=t
Sociology and Disasters
Perceived neighborhood boundaries: A missing link in modeling post-disaster housing
recovery https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303436
Indonesia’s Disaster Politics https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/09/indonesias-disasterpolitics-sulawesi/
Podcast: Social capital: tough ties for tough times (with Professor Daniel Aldrich)
https://www.thegloaming.com.au/podcast/2018/7/socialcapital-danielaldrich
Responding to natural disasters: Examining identity and prosociality in the context of a
major earthquake https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/bjso.12281
Using a natural experiment to estimate the electoral consequences of terrorist attacks
https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/10/01/1800302115
TIEMS 25th Anniversary (1993 – 2018) Conference, Manila, November 13 - 16, 2018
https://www.tiems.info/index.php/activities-events/current-events/event-4
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