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This Week in Disaster Resilience 26th June 2020

Dear colleague,

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Indonesia’s Mt Merapi erupts, spewing ash 6 km high

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Iceland, ongoing intense earthquake swarm

Homes destroyed after intense thunderstorms and nearly a month’s worth of rain in just 3 hours, UK

Alert raised for Laguna del Maule volcano – its last eruption took place some 2 000 years ago, Chile

Flooding in five Johor districts, more than 1,210 people evacuated

Indonesia – Hundreds Evacuated After Floods in North Aceh

India – Second Spate of Floods Hit Assam

Turkey – Deadly Flash Floods in Bursa Province

Malaysia – 1,000 Evacuate Flooded Homes in Johor

Tropical Storm “Dolly” forms off the coast of northeastern U.S. as the second-earliest fourth named storm on record

Alert raised after resumption of seismicity at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

Slow-moving Old Fort landslide reactivates, forcing evacuations near Peace River, British Columbia

‘Abnormally large dust cloud’ making 5,000-mile trek across Atlantic

Storms batter Romania leaving one dead. Flooding sweeps north and western Romania, with more bad weather in the way

Romania – 1 Missing After Heavy Rain and Floods

Nicaragua – 3 Dead After Heavy Rain Triggers Chinandega Mine Collapse

Bolivia – Torrential Rain Floods Santa Cruz

Mongolia – 2 Dead, Hundreds of Homes Damaged After Floods in Tuv and Govisümber Provinces

In many countries the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, not slowing

Assam floods: More than 35,000 affected, two dead, heavy rain expected in next five day

Ukraine – 3 Dead After Severe Flooding in Western Regions

Turkey – Deadly Flash Floods in Istanbul

7.4 magnitude earthquake hits southern Mexico

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Jun 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Semeru, Reventador, Turrialba, Sangay

State of emergency declared after severe floods hit Serbia and Bosnia

World’s largest dam in ‘danger of collapse’ amid historic floods — 400 million people at risk, China

China – Flooding Worsens in Guizhou and Chongqing

Uruguay – Hundreds Evacuate After Storms and Flash Floods

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Teaching machines to detect climate extremes

Arctic records its hottest temperature ever

Britain still failing on climate crisis, warn advisers

Deadly heat is killing Americans: A decade of inaction on climate puts lives at risk

Australia has failed miserably on energy efficiency – and government figures hide the truth

A Siberian town near the Arctic Circle just recorded a 100-degree temperature

New research centre to explore climate change and natural hazards in the Alpine region

Weathering the storm – crisis lessons for climate resilience

No Climate Event in 2,000 Years Compares to What’s Happening Now

Climate risk insurance as a means to provide emergency liquidity in times of crises

Why Are Siberian Temperatures Plummeting While the Arctic Warms?

The Ticking Time Bomb of Arctic Permafrost

Urban Heat Islands Are Warming the Arctic

Climate Change Could Make Siberia an Attractive Place to Live

Disaster risk reduction

Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2019-20

One-fifth of Earth’s ocean floor is now mapped

New book on sandy beach morphodynamics

FEMA cancels flood map deadlines after towns scrambled to meet upcoming deadline

Critical Airport Infrastructure Disaster Resilience: A Framework and Simulation Model for Rapid Adaptation

Special Issue: The L’Aquila earthquake ten years on (2009-2019): impacts and state-of-the-art

More Resilient Cities to Face Higher Risks. The Case of Genoa

Deadly 85m-high tsunami in Indonesia has lessons for New Zealand

New maps and website give fresh insights into NZ continent

The role of using precipitation or river discharge data when assessing global coastal compound flooding

Learning from multi-hazard early warning systems to respond to pandemics

Alaska Tsunami Threat

Podcast series: when disasters and conflict collide

Four principles to engage policymakers on the DRR agenda

Emergency management

Exploratory Analysis of Barriers to Effective Post-Disaster Recovery

Japan braces for perfect storm of COVID-19 spreading at flood shelters

Timor-Leste: Interministerial meeting to analyze the response to disasters

Reconstructing infrastructure for resilient essential services during and following protracted conflict: A conceptual framework

Only around a third of Americans approve of the way President Donald Trump has responded to the coronavirus pandemic

North Carolina launches long-awaited Hurricane Florence home rebuilding program

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Adult learning and education as a tool to contain pandemics: The COVID-19 experience

CONVERGE: The information in these modules is designed to accelerate the training of hazards and disaster researchers

COVID-19: Strengthening business resilience through peer-to-peer support

#NoNaturalDisasters in the workplace: Improving how we talk about disasters at work

The paradox of community involvement: rebuilding Minamisanriku

About three-quarters (74%) of public posts about COVID-19 linked to news organizations, while just 1% linked to health and science sites

Psychology and disasters

The pandemic makes it clear: it’s time to finally address the mental health crisis in America

More Than 80% of Americans Say Nation’s Future is a Major Source of Stress

Nine years on, Fukushima’s mental health fallout lingers

Sociology and disasters

Socio-spatial inequalities in flood resilience: Rainfall flooding in the city of Arnhem

Locals, New-locals, Non-locals: (Re)mapping people and food in post-disaster Ishinomaki, Japan

Reinventing the post-disaster cultural landscape of heritage tourism in Kotagede, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Transformation of social capital during and after a disaster event: the cases Chañaral and Diego de Almagro, Atacama Region, Chile

The next disaster for Black communities

Disaster events motivate people to communicate online, create and reinforce their connections, and lead to a dynamic reticulation of the online social networks

Gender and age inequality in the face of disaster risk

Women’s group boosts resilience in the face of crisis

Multisystem Resilience for Children and Youth in Disaster: Reflections in the Context of COVID-19

Inequalities and identity processes in crises: Recommendations for facilitating safe response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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