This Week in Disaster Resilience 17 May 2019

Recent emergencies/disaster Flooding Continues Along the Mississippi https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145029/flooding-continues-along-the-mississippi Intense heatwave claims at least 111 lives, India https://watchers.news/2019/05/11/intense-heatwave-claims-at-least-111-lives-india/ Houston braces for more flooding; Louisiana declares state of emergency https://news.yahoo.com/houston-braces-more-flooding-louisiana-123300363.html Flash floods cause major freight train derailment in Mississippi https://watchers.news/2019/05/12/flash-floods-cause-major-freight-train-derailment-in-mississippi/ Flooding turns Ontario neighbourhood into island accessible only by boat https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/flooding-turns-ontario-neighbourhood-into-island-accessible-only-by-boat-1.4418663 Italy […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 10 May 2019

Recent emergencies/disaster Historic Mississippi River flooding could extend into June, experts warn https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/04/mississippi-river-flooding-rains-drench-midwest-could-last-june/1102855001/ Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2019/05/06/papua-new-guinea-earthquake-may-6-2019/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Tropical Cyclone "Fani" forced one of the biggest human evacuations in history, death toll rises to 30 https://watchers.news/2019/05/05/tropical-cyclone-fani-forced-one-of-the-biggest-human-evacuations-in-history-death-toll-rises-to-30/ Historic Arctic outbreak affecting Europe and northern Africahttps://watchers.news/2019/05/06/historic-arctic-outbreak-affecting-europe-and-northern-africa/ Bajo Llojeta: […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 3 May 2019

    Recent emergencies/disaster Cyclone Fani: India evacuates 800,000 from coastal areas https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/02/tropical-cyclone-fani-india-evacuates-800000-people?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true 30 million under flash flood watches from Texas to Illinois, after severe storms kill 2 in Oklahoma https://www.foxnews.com/us/flash-flood-watch-texas-illinois-midwest-severe-weather?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Cyclone Kenneth: UN says Mozambique may need another huge aid effort https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/25/cyclone-kenneth-mozambique-hit-by-strongest-storm-ever Bolivia – La Paz Landslide Leaves 3 […] Read more »

Jobsite Interview

Our founding principal, Steven Molino, has recently been interviewed by Jobsite about understanding and preparing for flooding in the early stages of building projects. The whole interview can be found here Read more »

Epsom-Ascot-Huntly Floodplain Management Study

To improve the way that flooding is managed in the area, the Victorian Government, in conjunction with the City of Greater Bendigo undertook the Epsom-Ascot-Huntly Floodplain Management Study. This Floodplain Management Study aimed to investigate and assess all options to manage flooding in the area in order to determine methods […] Read more »

Moree Plains Roadside Vegetation Rapid Assessments and Glovebox Guide Update

Molino Stewart was commissioned by Moree Plains Shire Council to conduct four activities in this project: Conduct rapid assessments of roadside vegetation Update the Glovebox Guide which provides information about the significant roadside environments within the shire Provide training and instructions to Council staff on how the rapid assessments are […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 12 April 2019

  Recent emergencies/disaster Iran floods: Fresh evacuations with more rain forecast https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47837692 Major floods in Crete, streets turn into raging rivers, Greece https://watchers.news/2019/04/07/major-flooding-in-crete-streets-turn-into-raging-rivers-greece/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter National emergency declared as deadly wildfire destroys 300 structures, South Korea https://watchers.news/2019/04/05/national-emergency-declared-as-deadly-wildfire-destroys-300-structures-south-korea/ Greece – Crete Hit by Flash Flooding Again http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-crete-rhodes-floods-april-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Special Climate Statement 70—drought conditions in […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 5 April 2019

  Recent emergencies/disaster Afghanistan floods kill 32, worsen already desperate situation https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-floods-idUSKCN1RB068 Iran calls emergency in flood-threatened southwest province https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-iran-floods-idUKKCN1RB0FJ Severe thunderstorm in Nepal leaves 25 dead, hundreds injured http://news.trust.org/item/20190331193946-kc1mu/ China forest blaze: 30 firefighters killed in Sichuan https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-47772483 Strong dust devil hits playground in China's Henan, 18 children injured […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 29 March 2019

    Recent emergencies/disaster Tennessee in state of emergency as flood, storm threat continues in Nashville area https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2019/02/23/nashville-braces-severe-storms-may-cap-record-breaking-rainfall/2960994002/ Severe flash flooding in Grenada, Mississippi https://watchers.news/2019/02/22/severe-flash-flooding-grenada-mississippi-february-2019/ Deadly tornado hits Columbus, extensive damage reported, Mississippi https://watchers.news/2019/02/24/columbus-tornado-february-23-2019/ Greece – 1 Dead After Record Rainfall in Crete http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-crete-storm-oceanis-february-2019 Angola – 4 Dead After Heavy […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 22 March 2019

  Recent emergencies/disaster Historic floods hit Nebraska after 'bomb cyclone' storm https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather-idUSKCN1QY00Y More Than 100 People Feared Dead In Chimanimani Floods https://www.pazimbabwe.com/main-news-50464-more-than-100-people-feared-dead-in-chimanimani-floods.html Flash floods kill at least 58 in Indonesia's Papua https://ph.news.yahoo.com/flash-floods-kill-least-50-indonesias-papua-055442770.html Cyclone Idai hits Zimbabwe, at least 31 people dead https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/cyclone-idai-hits-zimbabwe-24-people-dead-190316133122436.html Flash floods, earthquake in Indonesia kill at least […] Read more »