This Week in Disaster Resilience 11th June 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Utah wildfire burns closer to homes after hundreds evacuated https://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2021/06/06/mammoth-fire-utah-burns-closer-homes-after-hundreds-evacuated/7579568002/ Sri Lanka – Floods and Landslides Death Toll Rises to 17 http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-landslides-update-june-2021 Europe – 1 Dead, Several Injured After […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 4th June 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Parks Canada says two dead following avalanche on Alberta mountain https://www.cp24.com/news/parks-canada-says-two-dead-following-avalanche-on-alberta-mountain-1.5448888 New Zealand – Emergency Declared After Floods in Canterbury http://floodlist.com/australia/new-zealand-floods-canterbury-may-2021 Large mud volcano eruption in Colombia injures 1 […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 28th May 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Volcano erupts in Congo near Goma city, lava reaches airport as residents flee https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-23/volcano-erupts-near-congolese-city-of-goma-residents-flee/100158642 Villages evacuated after major forest fire in conservation area near Athens https://news.sky.com/story/villages-evacuated-after-major-forest-fire-in-conservation-area-near-athens-12314327?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter Uganda – Rain […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 21st May 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Mandatory wildfire evacuations are ordered for parts of western Los Angeles County https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/16/us/wildfire-mandatory-evacuations-los-angeles-palisades/index.html Cyclone Tauktae intensifies, lashes west coast of India https://www.axios.com/cyclone-tauktae-intensifies-hits-west-coast-of-india-60e3997e-fce1-4467-a366-d4987c0f16c2.html Famine – The Worst Drought In 40 […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 14th May 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Somalia – Deadly Floods Strike Mogadishu, Rivers Overflow in Jowhar http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-floods-mogadishu-jowhar-may-2021 Uganda – Severe Flooding Affects Thousands in Butaleja http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-flooding-butaleja-may-2021 Volcanic Eruption Illuminates Reykjavik’s Night Sky With Lava Fountains […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 7th May 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Destructive hail and tornadoes slam southern U.S., causing billion dollars worth of damage https://watchers.news/2021/04/30/destructive-hail-and-tornadoes-slam-southern-us-causing-billion-dollars-worth-of-damage/ Violent storm hits China's Jiangsu Province, claiming lives of 11 people and leaving 102 injured […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 30th April 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Around 8 000 families affected, 2 000 displaced by flooding in Burundi https://watchers.news/2021/04/27/around-8-000-families-affected-2-000-displaced-by-flooding-in-burundi/ Wildfires reach record high in Omsk as air pollution grips Novosibirsk, Western Siberia, Russia https://watchers.news/2021/04/27/wildfires-reach-record-high-in-omsk-as-air-pollution-grips-novosibirsk-western-siberia/ Massive […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 23rd April 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Table Mountain fire: Historic buildings destroyed in Cape Town https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-56793317 Flash floods in Singapore amid 'prolonged heavy rain' https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/flash-floods-heavy-rain-drains-canals-water-levels-pub-14640684 Mauritius – Flash Floods in South East After 400mm of […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 16th April 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Cyclone Seroja leaves trail of damage and homes without power in Western Australia https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/12/cyclone-seroja-leaves-trail-of-damage-and-homes-without-power-in-western-australia Why the volcano erupting in the Caribbean has such a deadly reputation https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/why-st-vincent-volcano-erupting-in-caribbean-has-such-a-deadly-reputation At least […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 9th April 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Toxic wastewater reservoir on verge of collapse in Florida could cause "catastrophic event" https://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-state-of-emergency-wastewater-leak-watch-live-stream-today-2021-04-05/ More than 75 dead in Indonesia, East Timor floods, dozens missing https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/more-than-75-dead-in-indonesia-east-timor-floods-dozens-missing-163695 Race to find […] Read more »