This Week in Disaster Resilience 19 July 2019

  Recent emergencies/disaster Western Australia struck by 6.5 magnitude earthquake https://www.sbs.com.au/news/western-australia-struck-by-6-5-magnitude-earthquake Indonesia rocked by 7.3 magnitude earthquake as Ring of Fire activity riseshttps://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1153180/indonesia-earthquake-today-tsunami-warning-maluku-utara-bali-lombok Rainfall threatens Louisiana as Tropical Storm Barry moves inland https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/hurricane-barry-new-orleans-louisiana-flooding-storm-path-track-today-2019-07-13-live-updates/ 50 dead, dozens missing in Nepal floods https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/43-dead-20-injured-in-nepal-floods/story-ORnPvXmfAVVWNKQ7JFS0zO.html Heavy rain and floods in India's Assam kill at […] Read more »

Barwon and Moorabool Total Flood Warning System

Working with flood consultants Water Technology, Molino Stewart assessed the current flood warning arrangements for communities along the Barwon and Moorabool Rivers near Geelong in Victoria. Using its 12-component Total Flood Warning System (TFWS) assessment methodology, Molino Stewart identified gaps and improvements in a report to the Corangamite Catchment Management […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 12 July 2019

Recent emergencies/disaster Powerful M7.1 earthquake hits Southern California https://watchers.news/2019/07/06/m7-1-earthquake-california-july-6-2019/ Strong earthquake hits Indonesia's Maluku Islands https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/indonesia-tsunami-warning-issued-strong-earthquake-190707155320323.html Flood destroys 70 houses, renders 510 persons homeless in Nigeriahttps://www.environewsnigeria.com/flood-destroys-70-houses-renders-510-persons-homeless-in-c-river/ Ratnagiri dam breach: Flooding causes 44% of dam failures in India https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/water/ratnagiri-dam-breach-flooding-causes-44-of-dam-failures-in-india-65402 China – Thousands Displaced by Floods in Jiangxi Province http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-jiangxi-province-july-2019 Bangladesh – […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 5 July 2019

  Recent emergencies/disaster Massive damage after worst floods in history hit Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia https://watchers.news/2019/06/30/massive-damage-after-worst-floods-in-history-hit-irkutsk-region-of-siberia-russia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter High-level eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2019/06/28/manam-eruption-june-27-2019/ Anxiety in Nigerian States as fear of flood mounts https://thenationonlineng.net/anxiety-in-states-as-fear-of-flood-mounts/ European heatwave: Spain battles major Catalonia […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 28 June 2019

  Recent emergencies/disaster 8,100 Alberta wildfire evacuees allowed to return home Tuesday https://globalnews.ca/news/5428552/alberta-wildfire-high-level-area-evacuees-return/ 8,100 Alberta wildfire evacuees allowed to return home Tuesday https://globalnews.ca/news/5428552/alberta-wildfire-high-level-area-evacuees-return/ Ecuador – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Tungurahua Province http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-landslides-tungurahua-june-2019 UK – Rescues After Heavy Rain Causes Floods in Scotland http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/floods-scotland-edinburgh-stirling-june-2019 Extreme rainfall hits capital Belgrade, 1 […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 21 June 2019

Recent emergencies/disaster Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported https://watchers.news/2019/06/16/violent-hailstorms-batter-france-catastrophic-agricultural-damage-reported/ Death toll surpasses 60, 9,300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China https://watchers.news/2019/06/14/death-toll-surpasses-60-9-300-homes-collapsed-as-heavy-rain-hits-china/ Strong eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 9.8 km (32 000 feet), Mexico https://watchers.news/2019/06/15/popocatepetl-eruption-june-14-2019/ Lincolnshire flooding: hundreds of homes evacuated https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/15/lincolnshire-flooding-homes-evacuated-river-steeping-wainfleet?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet Drought in Africa leaves 45 […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 14 June 2019

Recent emergencies/disaster Battling a wild fire in Southwest China’s Sichuan province https://chinanews.worldtimes.news/hundreds-battling-forest-fire-in-southwest-china/ Month of rain in a day: Parts of Southeast USA deal with flooding, high water rescues https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/09/flooding-high-water-rescues-southeast/1401234001/ Heavy rain prompts flash flood warnings in Charlotte area; three who died identified https://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article231362558.html China – Thousands Displaced After Floods in […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 7 June 2019

      Recent emergencies/disaster Thousands in northwest Alberta put on evacuation alert as wildfires grow https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/thousands-evacuation-alert-mackenzie-county-1.5159141?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar Mexico – Flash Flooding in San Luis Potosí After Torrential Rain http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-flash-flooding-in-san-luis-potosi-after-torrential-rain?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Nicaragua – Floods Leave 2 Dead, Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/america/nicaruagua-floods-may-2019 In central US, levee breaches flood some communities https://news.yahoo.com/north-little-rock-urges-evacuations-over-flooding-fears-144512274.html Lake Ontario hits […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 31 May 2019

  Recent emergencies/disaster Flooding leads to Oklahoma and Arkansas evacuationshttps://www.foxnews.com/us/flooding-leads-to-oklahoma-and-arkansas-evacuations Death toll from storms lashing central U.S. rises to seven https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather/violent-weather-kills-three-in-missouri-floods-rivers-in-oklahoma-idUSKCN1ST115 After wildfires ravage Israeli homes, American Jews send emergency aid https://israelseen.com/2019/05/26/after-wildfires-ravage-israeli-homes-american-jews-send-emergency-aid/ Afghanistan – More Flash Floods Leave 24 Dead, Houses Destroyedhttp://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-flash-floods-may-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Oman – Deadly Flash Floods Hit Northhttp://floodlist.com/asia/oman-deadly-flash-floods-ash-sharqiyah-north-may-2019 Iran […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 24 May 2019

  Recent emergencies/disaster Over 45 tornadoes touch down across four US states https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/severe-storms-widespread-damage-central-190519075702401.html Flooding in Mali kills at least 15 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/flooding-mali-kills-15-190518090801034.html Extreme hailstorm stops traffic in Shifa, Saudi Arabia while intense flooding inundates other parts of the country and Oman http://strangesounds.org/2019/05/hailstorm-saudi-arabia-video-flooding-oman-video.html Growing wildfire prompts warning for Alberta town to prepare […] Read more »