This Week in Disaster Resilience 22nd January 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Massive pyroclastic flow at Semeru volcano, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2021/01/17/massive-pyroclastic-flow-semeru-volcano-january-16-2021/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Severe floods hit Bolivia and Paraguay https://watchers.news/2021/01/20/bolivia-paraguay-floods-january-2021/ New paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna's Southeast Crater, Italy https://watchers.news/2021/01/19/etna-eruption-january-18-2021/ Indonesia earthquake rescuers hampered […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 15th January 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Landslides kill 11, injure 18 in Indonesia’s West Java https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/10/indonesia-landslides-kill-11-injure-18-in-west-java Coronavirus crisis worsens with global surges and fresh outbreaks https://www.newscientist.com/article/2264060-coronavirus-crisis-worsens-with-global-surges-and-fresh-outbreaks/ Deadly avalanche strikes ski resort in the world's northernmost […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 8th January 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Tropical Cyclone Imogen, the first of the season, forms over Gulf, crosses coast north of Karumba https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-03/first-cyclone-of-the-season-expected-to-form/13027724 At least 2 dead & over 10,000 people evacuated from floods across […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 1st January 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Flood and wind warnings across UK as Storm Bella sweeps in https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/dec/26/flood-and-wind-warnings-across-uk-as-storm-bella-sweeps-in Deadly flooding hits Rio de Janeiro, Brazil https://watchers.news/2020/12/24/deadly-flooding-hits-rio-de-janeiro-brazil/ Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits off the coast […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 24th December 2020

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters UK weather: Landslides and flooding after half a month's rain falls in one day https://news.sky.com/story/uk-weather-landslides-and-flooding-after-half-a-months-rain-falls-in-one-day-12168053 European neighbours shut doors to Britain amid alarm over new coronavirus strain https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-britain-travel-idUSKBN28U0GZ Philippines […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 18th December 2020

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Byron Bay's beaches suffer erosion as northern NSW communities face further deluge, potential flooding https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/byron-bay-s-beaches-suffer-erosion-as-northern-nsw-communities-face-further-deluge-potential-flooding-20201214-p56n51.html The number of people with the coronavirus in the United States who have died […] Read more »

Flood Risk Management in Australia

Company Principal Neil Dufty recently wrote an article summarising Floodplain Risk Management (FRM) in Australia. Part of a comprehensive review of flood risk management in five mature economies by insurer IAG, this report details the successes and areas for improvement in the Australian FRM system. A thorough overview of the state […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 11th December 2020

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Residents of K'gari-Fraser Island told to leave immediately as bushfire threatens Happy Valley https://www.sbs.com.au/news/residents-of-k-gari-fraser-island-told-to-leave-immediately-as-bushfire-threatens-happy-valley Indonesia – Deadly Floods in North Sumatra and Aceh Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-sumatra-december-2020 USA – Record Rainfall […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 4th December 2020

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Fraser Island access restricted as bushfire burns through 72,000 hectares, holidaymakers told to stay away https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-27/fraser-island-fire-bushfire-world-heritage-campfire/12926598 15 homes likely uninhabitable after heavy rain, flooding north of Wellington https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/300170323/15-homes-likely-uninhabitable-after-heavy-rain-flooding-north-of-wellington Italy […] Read more »