This Week in Disaster Resilience 20th May 2022

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters  Large explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy https://watchers.news/2022/05/13/large-explosions-at-stromboli-volcano-italy/ India – 5 Fatalities After Heavy Rain, Floods and Landslides in Assam and Meghalaya https://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-assam-meghalaya-may-2022 Canada – Thousands Evacuate Floods in Alberta […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 13th May 2022

  Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Heavy rain and thunderstorms pose flood risk for southern Queensland’s already saturated catchments https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/09/wet-weather-system-could-cause-flash-flooding-in-queensland-and-prolonged-rain-in-sydney-bom-says Dangerous winds, wildfire conditions returning to New Mexico https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-fires-environment-new-mexico-las-vegas-4cf3dd4dc812e18e70448c72a29c7fd7 Pakistan – Massive Floods Destroy […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 6th May 2022

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Current drought is worst in 1,200 years in California and the American West, new study shows https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/02/14/current-drought-is-worst-in-1200-years-in-california-and-the-american-west-new-study-shows/ Guadeloupe – Deadly Floods Strike After 300mm of Rain https://floodlist.com/america/guadeloupe-floods-april-2022 Venezuela – […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 29th April 2022

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters One dead and thousands forced to flee as wildfires sweep across US https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/apr/24/thousands-forced-to-flee-as-wildfires-sweep-through-new-mexico  Sandbagging efforts ongoing as Winnipeg homeowners battle flood waters https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/sandbagging-efforts-ongoing-as-winnipeg-homeowners-battle-flood-waters-1.5874133  Huge wildfire sweeps across Canford Heath […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 22nd April 2022

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Dozens still missing as South Africa floods death toll rises to 443 https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/rescuers-hunt-missing-after-south-african-floods-kill-more-than-400-2022-04-17/ Horn of Africa drought: Late rains in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are inflaming hunger, warns WFP […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 15th April 2022

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters British-born man dies after being caught in New South Wales floods https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/apr/09/british-born-man-dies-after-being-caught-in-new-south-wales-floods  Colombia – at Least 12 Fatalities After Floods and Landslides in Antioquia https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-landslide-floods-antioquia-april-2022  Three separate Colorado wildfires […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 1st April 2022

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Northern NSW towns under evacuation orders as heavy rainfall hits flood-ravaged regions https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/29/northern-nsw-towns-under-evacuation-orders-as-heavy-rainfall-hits-flood-ravaged-regions  Heavy rains trigger deadly landslide, leave more than 250 000 without drinking water in Cuenca, Ecuador […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 25th March 2022

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Indonesia – Floods Affect 50,000 in Java, Borneo and Sumatra https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-march-2022  A massive tornado struck parts of New Orleans that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina nearly two decades ago […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 18th March 2022

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Mozambique – 12 Killed as Cyclone Gombe Brings Strong Winds and Torrential Rain https://floodlist.com/africa/mozambique-cyclone-gombe-march-2022 Malaysia – Deadly Landslide in Kuala Lumpur https://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-landslide-ampang-kuala-lumpur-march-2022 Historic drought looms for 20 million living […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 11th March 2022

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters NSW residents warned to prepare again as more dangerous weather forecast https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-06/nsw-flood-danger-not-over-with-east-coast-low-forecast/100886342 Destructive tornadoes hit Iowa, leaving at least 7 people dead, U.S. https://watchers.news/2022/03/06/iowa-tornado-march-2022-casualties-damage/ Flooding in Mindanao displaces hundreds […] Read more »