This Week in Disaster Resilience 27th November 2020

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Colombia – Heavy Rain Triggers Floods and Landslides in Northern Departments http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-northern-departments-november-2020 DR Congo – More Deadly Floods in North Kivu http://floodlist.com/africa/dr-congo-floods-sake-north-kivu-november-2020 U.S. coronavirus hospitalizations keep breaking records https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-hospitalizations-record-3279abf9-8821-4c12-94be-6ec165547e02.html?platform=hootsuite […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 20th November 2020

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters More than 184,000 COVID-19 cases reported in U.S. in one day, shattering previous record https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-cases-united-states-184k-friday-record/ Hurricane Iota rapidly intensifies ahead of expected landfall near Nicaragua-Honduras border https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/11/hurricane-iota-rapidly-intensifies-ahead-of-expected-landfall-near-nicaragua-honduras-border/ Vamco batters […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 13th November 2020

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Storm Eta pounds Cuba with torrential rain on track to Florida https://news.trust.org/item/20201108163713-ctfab/ Hurricane Eta: dozens killed by landslides in Central America https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/11/06/hurricane-eta/ Zimbabwe – Deadly Storms and Floods in […] Read more »

Emergency Management in Australia Report Published

Molino Stewart prepared a report on emergency management in Australia for the World Bank. The report, titled “Civil Protection in Australia”, was part of a major report by the World Bank on the state of global civil protection (emergency management). Using a deep-dive approach, the Molino Stewart report analysed the […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 6th November 2020

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters ‘This season is off the charts’: Colorado fights the worst wildfires in its recent history https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/30/colorado-fires-cameron-peak-east-troublesome Boris Johnson Sets New Lockdown for England to Slow Coronavirus https://www.wsj.com/articles/johnson-sets-new-lockdown-for-england-to-slow-coronavirus-11604172146 Typhoon Goni: […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 30th October 2020

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Nearly 9,000 flee homes in Philippines as Molave intensifies into typhoon https://news.trust.org/item/20201025111751-eylg2/ Covid: Spain imposes national night-time curfew to curb infections https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54682222 Flash flood hits Tumbarumba in NSW, forcing […] Read more »

Wimmera Flood Knowledge and Language Social Research

Neil Dufty and Jenni Kremer recently gave a presentation to the Wimmera Strategic Water Management Working Group on findings of the Wimmera Flood Knowledge and Language Social Research project. The social research was conducted in six flood-prone Wimmera communities and used a research framework that analysed possible contributing factors to […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 23rd October 2020

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Hyderabad rains trigger flash floods in Baba Nagar area, rescue teams at spot https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/hyderabad-rains-trigger-flash-floods-baba-nagar-area-rescue-teams-spot-135608 Slovakia – Floods Cause Fatality and Prompt Evacuations http://floodlist.com/europe/slovakia-floods-october-2020 Togo – Thousands Affected by Oti […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 16th October 2020

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters After two days of heavy rain, parts of Port Fairy and Warrnambool have flooded https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/more-than-150-homes-at-risk-in-once-in-a-decade-coastal-flooding-20201009-p563sc.html Five In Vietnam And Two In Cambodia Die In Floods https://theaseanpost.com/article/five-vietnam-and-two-cambodia-die-floods Storm-ravaged southwestern Louisiana […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 9th October 2020

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Mexico – Thousands Affected by Floods After Heavy Rain From Tropical Storm Gamma http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-storm-gamma-october-2020 France and Italy – Deadly Flash Floods After 630mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/europe/france-italy-floods-storm-alex-october-2020 […] Read more »