This Week in Disaster Resilience 17th September 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Destructive tornado hits the island of Pantelleria, killing 2 people, Italy https://watchers.news/2021/09/11/pantelleria-tornado-damage-casualties-september-2021/ Wildfires in Spain https://www.dailysabah.com/world/europe/6000-hectares-of-woodland-destroyed-in-wildfires-in-spain Vietnam – 2 Killed in Floods as Storm Conson Dumps 900mm of Rain https://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-storm-conson-september-2021 Pakistan – […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 10th September 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Mexico – Deadly Flash Floods in Morelos https://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-morelos-september-2021 Indonesia – Floods Affected Thousands in Borneo, 2 Killed in East Nusa Tenggara https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-september-2021 Nepal – Dozens Rescued After Severe Floods […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 3rd September

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters 'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Ida makes landfall in Louisiana packing powerful winds https://www.sbs.com.au/news/extremely-dangerous-hurricane-ida-makes-landfall-in-louisiana-packing-powerful-winds ‘We Are Prepared to Fight.’ Caldor Fire Continues to Creep Towards Sierra-at-Tahoe https://activenorcal.com/we-are-prepared-to-fight-caldor-fire-continues-to-creep-towards-sierra-at-tahoe/ Mexico – 3 Injured […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 28th August 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Hurricane Henri already flooding NYC streets, subways https://nypost.com/2021/08/22/hurricane-henri-already-flooding-nyc-streets-subways/ Caldor fire continues to rage after winds fan northern California blaze https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/22/caldor-fire-california-continues-to-rage Mexico – Deadly Flash Floods in Chihuahua After 60mm […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 20th August 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Five million people under evacuation order in Japan as rain batters south coast https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/14/asia/japan-flood-evacuation-intl-hnk/index.html Turkey evacuates flood victims as death toll hits 62 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/15/turkey-evacuates-flooding-victims-as-death-toll-exceeds-60 At least 4 people presumed […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 13th August 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters US averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-b0811d7287ef240ae619ba1e385e0a63 Greece wildfires: Hundreds more evacuated as uncontrolled fires rage https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58138614 Dangerous fire conditions continue as dozens of wildfires devastate the […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 6th August 2021

  Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Wildfires burn across Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey in heatwave bringing temperatures above 40C https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/01/tourists-evacuated-from-pescara-as-italy-records-over-800-wildfires Western Wildfires May Take Weeks To Months To Contain https://www.npr.org/2021/08/01/1023274008/western-wildfires-oregon-california-drought Wildfires destroy entire […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 30th July 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Heavy rain in India triggers floods, landslides; at least 125 dead https://www.reuters.com/world/india/heavy-rain-india-triggers-floods-landslides-least-125-dead-2021-07-24/ Woman Dead, Three Missing After Flooding in CO Burn Area https://www.firefighternation.com/news/woman-dead-three-missing-after-flooding-in-co-burn-area/ Flooding in London after heavy rain […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 23rd July 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Merkel visits areas devastated by 'terrifying' floods as death toll reaches 190 in Europe https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210718-merkel-to-visit-areas-devastated-by-floods-in-germany-as-death-toll-in-europe-tops-180 US firefighters bracing for dangerous weather as 70 wildfires burn across California and Oregon […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 16th July 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Violent tornado hits downtown Shenxian, leaving catastrophic damage, China https://watchers.news/2021/07/11/shenxian-shandong-china-tornado-damage-july-2021/ Northern California wildfire grows, destroys homes amid extreme conditions https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-11/northern-california-wildfire-grows-destroys-homes-beckwourth-complex-fire B.C.'s wildfire service battles 49 new fires over the […] Read more »