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 »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 1st April 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Indonesia – Thousands of Homes Damaged by Floods in Bandung http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-bandung-march-2021 Destructive floods after near-record rains hit Nashville, claiming lives of 4 people, Tennessee https://watchers.news/2021/03/29/nashville-tennessee-flood-damage-casualties-march-2021/ Destructive tornado hits Cimenyan, […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 26th March 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Picton braces for the worst as businesses fear flooding and sand bag the main street https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/7176088/picton-braces-for-the-worst-as-businesses-sand-bag-the-main-street/ Australia – Major Flooding Prompts Rescues and Evacuations in New South Wales http://floodlist.com/australia/floods-new-south-wales-march-2021 […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 19th March 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Poor seasonal rains threatening ‘foundations’ of tens of thousands of Somali livelihoods https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/03/1087172 Massive landslide cuts off access to Kauai north shore, Hawaii https://watchers.news/2021/03/12/massive-landslide-cuts-off-access-to-kauai-north-shore-hawaii/ 341 people missing afters heavy […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 12th March 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Severe flooding damages hundreds of buildings, strands 14 000 people in Piura, Peru https://watchers.news/2021/03/05/severe-flooding-damages-hundreds-of-buildings-strands-14-000-people-in-piura-peru/ Extensive damage in New Caledonia after passage of Tropical Cyclone "Niran" https://watchers.news/2021/03/07/tropical-cyclone-niran-new-caledonia-damage-march-2021/ Algeria – 10 […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 5th March 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Australia – Train Derailed by Floods in New South Wales http://floodlist.com/australia/australia-train-derailed-floods-newsouthwales-february-2021 Tropical cyclone developing near the coast of Queensland, Australia https://watchers.news/2021/03/01/tropical-cyclone-developing-near-the-coast-of-queensland-australia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter USA – High Water Rescues After Flash Floods […] Read more »