This Week in Disaster Resilience 26th June 2020

Dear colleague,

Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Indonesia's Mt Merapi erupts, spewing ash 6 km high
https://phys.org/news/2020-06-indonesia-mt-merapi-erupts-spewing.html

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Iceland, ongoing intense earthquake swarm
https://watchers.news/2020/06/21/strong-and-shallow-m6-0-earthquake-hits-iceland/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Homes destroyed after intense thunderstorms and nearly a month's worth of rain in just 3 hours, UK
https://watchers.news/2020/06/20/england-thunderstorm-june-16-2020/

Alert raised for Laguna del Maule volcano - its last eruption took place some 2 000 years ago, Chile
https://watchers.news/2020/06/19/alert-raised-laguna-del-maule-eruption/

Flooding in five Johor districts, more than 1,210 people evacuated
https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/06/21/flooding-in-five-johor-districts-more-than-1210-people-evacuated

Indonesia – Hundreds Evacuated After Floods in North Aceh
http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-north-aceh-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India – Second Spate of Floods Hit Assam
http://floodlist.com/asia/india-second-spate-floods-assam-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Turkey – Deadly Flash Floods in Bursa Province
http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-flash-floods-bursa-june-2020

Malaysia – 1,000 Evacuate Flooded Homes in Johor
http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-johor-june-2020

Tropical Storm "Dolly" forms off the coast of northeastern U.S. as the second-earliest fourth named storm on record
https://watchers.news/2020/06/23/tropical-storm-dolly-2020/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Alert raised after resumption of seismicity at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion
https://watchers.news/2020/06/22/alert-raised-after-resumption-of-seismicity-at-piton-de-la-fournaise-volcano-reunion/

Slow-moving Old Fort landslide reactivates, forcing evacuations near Peace River, British Columbia
https://watchers.news/2020/06/23/slow-moving-old-fort-landslide-reactivates-forcing-evacuations-near-peace-river-british-columbia/

'Abnormally large dust cloud' making 5,000-mile trek across Atlantic
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/abnormally-large-dust-cloud-making-5000-mile-trek-across-atlantic/761708

Storms batter Romania leaving one dead. Flooding sweeps north and western Romania, with more bad weather in the way
https://universul.net/video-storms-batter-romania-leaving-one-dead-flooding-sweeps-north-and-western-romania-with-more-bad-weather-in-the-way/

Romania – 1 Missing After Heavy Rain and Floods
http://floodlist.com/europe/romania-floods-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nicaragua – 3 Dead After Heavy Rain Triggers Chinandega Mine Collapse
http://floodlist.com/america/nicaragua-heavy-rain-triggers-mine-collapse-chinandega-june-2020

Bolivia – Torrential Rain Floods Santa Cruz
http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-floods-santa-cruz-june-2020

Mongolia – 2 Dead, Hundreds of Homes Damaged After Floods in Tuv and Govisümber Provinces
http://floodlist.com/asia/mongolia-floods-tuv-govisumber-june-2020

In many countries the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, not slowing
https://theconversation.com/in-many-countries-the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-accelerating-not-slowing-141238

Assam floods: More than 35,000 affected, two dead, heavy rain expected in next five day
https://indianexpress.com/article/north-east-india/assam/assam-floods-weather-6472902/

Ukraine – 3 Dead After Severe Flooding in Western Regions
http://floodlist.com/europe/ukraine-foods-june-2020

Turkey – Deadly Flash Floods in Istanbul
http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-flash-floods-istanbul-june-2020

7.4 magnitude earthquake hits southern Mexico
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/23/weather/mexico-earthquake-southern-coast-intl/index.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Jun 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Semeru, Reventador, Turrialba, Sangay
https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/105846/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Jun-2020-Santiaguito-volcano-Semeru-Reventador-Turrialba-Sangay.html

State of emergency declared after severe floods hit Serbia and Bosnia
https://watchers.news/2020/06/24/state-of-emergency-declared-after-severe-floods-hit-serbia-and-bosnia/

World's largest dam in 'danger of collapse' amid historic floods -- 400 million people at risk, China
https://watchers.news/2020/06/25/world-s-largest-dam-in-danger-of-collapse-amid-historic-floods-400-million-people-at-risk-china/

China – Flooding Worsens in Guizhou and Chongqing
http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-guizhou-chongqing-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Uruguay – Hundreds Evacuate After Storms and Flash Floods
http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-floods-june-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Teaching machines to detect climate extremes
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72380

Arctic records its hottest temperature ever
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/arctic-records-its-hottest-temperature-ever-2020-06-20/

Britain still failing on climate crisis, warn advisers
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/21/britain-still-failing-on-climate-crisis-warn-advisers

Deadly heat is killing Americans: A decade of inaction on climate puts lives at risk
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/16/climate-deaths-heat-cdc

Australia has failed miserably on energy efficiency – and government figures hide the truth
https://theconversation.com/australia-has-failed-miserably-on-energy-efficiency-and-government-figures-hide-the-truth-123176

A Siberian town near the Arctic Circle just recorded a 100-degree temperature
https://www.vox.com/2020/6/21/21298292/siberia-temperature-100-climate-change

New research centre to explore climate change and natural hazards in the Alpine region
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72403

Weathering the storm – crisis lessons for climate resilience
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72401

No Climate Event in 2,000 Years Compares to What’s Happening Now
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/07/why-little-ice-age-doesnt-matter/594517/

Climate risk insurance as a means to provide emergency liquidity in times of crises
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72432

Why Are Siberian Temperatures Plummeting While the Arctic Warms?
https://eos.org/articles/why-are-siberian-temperatures-plummeting-while-the-arctic-warms

The Ticking Time Bomb of Arctic Permafrost
https://eos.org/articles/the-ticking-time-bomb-of-arctic-permafrost

Urban Heat Islands Are Warming the Arctic
https://eos.org/articles/urban-heat-islands-are-warming-the-arctic

Climate Change Could Make Siberia an Attractive Place to Live
https://eos.org/articles/climate-change-could-make-siberia-an-attractive-place-to-live

Disaster risk reduction

Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2019-20
https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/QRRRF

One-fifth of Earth's ocean floor is now mapped
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53119686

New book on sandy beach morphodynamics
https://www.australiancoastalsociety.org/blog/2020/june/21/sandy-beach-morphodynamics-a-new-book/

FEMA cancels flood map deadlines after towns scrambled to meet upcoming deadline
https://www.patriotledger.com/news/20200619/fema-cancels-flood-map-deadlines-after-towns-scrambled-to-meet-upcoming-deadline

Critical Airport Infrastructure Disaster Resilience: A Framework and Simulation Model for Rapid Adaptation
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342381105_Critical_Airport_Infrastructure_Disaster_Resilience_A_Framework_and_Simulation_Model_for_Rapid_Adaptation

Special Issue: The L'Aquila earthquake ten years on (2009-2019): impacts and state-of-the-art
https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/0965-3562/vol/28/iss/4

More Resilient Cities to Face Higher Risks. The Case of Genoa
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342173688_More_Resilient_Cities_to_Face_Higher_Risks_The_Case_of_Genoa

Deadly 85m-high tsunami in Indonesia has lessons for New Zealand
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12342240

New maps and website give fresh insights into NZ continent
https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/New-maps-and-website-give-fresh-insights-into-NZ-continent-22-06-2020

The role of using precipitation or river discharge data when assessing global coastal compound flooding
https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/20/1765/2020/

Learning from multi-hazard early warning systems to respond to pandemics
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72396

Alaska Tsunami Threat
https://emergencypreparednesspartnerships.com/alaska-tsunami-threat-could-spell-trouble/

Podcast series: when disasters and conflict collide
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72424

Four principles to engage policymakers on the DRR agenda
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72428

Emergency management

Exploratory Analysis of Barriers to Effective Post-Disaster Recovery
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342318065_Exploratory_Analysis_of_Barriers_to_Effective_Post-Disaster_Recovery

Japan braces for perfect storm of COVID-19 spreading at flood shelters
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/06/23/national/japan-coronavirus-spread-flood-shelters/#.XvJ2mSgzaUm

Timor-Leste: Interministerial meeting to analyze the response to disasters
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72398

Reconstructing infrastructure for resilient essential services during and following protracted conflict: A conceptual framework
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-review-of-the-red-cross/article/reconstructing-infrastructure-for-resilient-essential-services-during-and-following-protracted-conflict-a-conceptual-framework/A9050A1A8BFA457FF5A58AE0CB24CE9D

Only around a third of Americans approve of the way President Donald Trump has responded to the coronavirus pandemic
https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2020/06/24/trumps-coronavirus-approval-rating-sinks-to-new-low-as-cases-surge/

North Carolina launches long-awaited Hurricane Florence home rebuilding program
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/weather/hurricane/article243546902.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Adult learning and education as a tool to contain pandemics: The COVID-19 experience https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342287595_Adult_learning_and_education_as_a_tool_to_contain_pandemics_The_COVID-19_experience

CONVERGE: The information in these modules is designed to accelerate the training of hazards and disaster researchers
https://converge.colorado.edu/resources/training-modules

COVID-19: Strengthening business resilience through peer-to-peer support
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72399

#NoNaturalDisasters in the workplace: Improving how we talk about disasters at work
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72400

The paradox of community involvement: rebuilding Minamisanriku
https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPM-12-2019-0374/full/html

About three-quarters (74%) of public posts about COVID-19 linked to news organizations, while just 1% linked to health and science sites
https://www.journalism.org/2020/06/24/as-covid-19-emerged-in-u-s-facebook-posts-about-it-appeared-in-a-wide-range-of-public-pages-groups/

Psychology and disasters

The pandemic makes it clear: it's time to finally address the mental health crisis in America
https://www.businessinsider.com/pandemic-makes-clear-time-address-mental-health-america-us-2020-6?r=AU&IR=T

More Than 80% of Americans Say Nation’s Future is a Major Source of Stress
https://psychcentral.com/news/2020/06/19/more-than-80-of-americans-say-nations-future-is-a-major-source-of-stress/157506.html

Nine years on, Fukushima’s mental health fallout lingers
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/fukushima-evacuation-mental-health

Sociology and disasters

Socio-spatial inequalities in flood resilience: Rainfall flooding in the city of Arnhem
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342338128_Socio-spatial_inequalities_in_flood_resilience_Rainfall_flooding_in_the_city_of_Arnhem

Locals, New-locals, Non-locals: (Re)mapping people and food in post-disaster Ishinomaki, Japan
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342354524_Locals_New-locals_Non-locals_Remapping_people_and_food_in_post-disaster_Ishinomaki_Japan

Reinventing the post-disaster cultural landscape of heritage tourism in Kotagede, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342367058_Reinventing_the_post-disaster_cultural_landscape_of_heritage_tourism_in_Kotagede_Yogyakarta_Indonesia

Transformation of social capital during and after a disaster event: the cases Chañaral and Diego de Almagro, Atacama Region, Chile
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342297248_Transformation_of_social_capital_during_and_after_a_disaster_event_the_cases_Chanaral_and_Diego_de_Almagro_Atacama_Region_Chile

The next disaster for Black communities
https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/504279-the-next-disaster-for-black-communities

Disaster events motivate people to communicate online, create and reinforce their connections, and lead to a dynamic reticulation of the online social networks
https://appliednetsci.springeropen.com/articles/10.1007/s41109-020-00271-5

Gender and age inequality in the face of disaster risk
https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/72228

Women’s group boosts resilience in the face of crisis
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72426

Multisystem Resilience for Children and Youth in Disaster: Reflections in the Context of COVID-19
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342443296_Multisystem_Resilience_for_Children_and_Youth_in_Disaster_Reflections_in_the_Context_of_COVID-19

Inequalities and identity processes in crises: Recommendations for facilitating safe response to the COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342438631_Inequalities_and_identity_processes_in_crises_Recommendations_for_facilitating_safe_response_to_the_COVID-19_pandemic

 

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